Patents by Inventor Peter L. Soracco

Peter L. Soracco has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190192928
    Abstract: A golf club head is presented comprising a sole including a weight member that is slidable in an elongate weight mount including a rail with or without a cover. The weight member is preferably constructed so that it is assembled in the weight mount and is locked by configuring the weight member to pinch the rail. The cover member can cover the weight, the weight mount, or even just an opening on the sole of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Peter L. Soracco, Sang Yi
  • Patent number: 10086238
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf club head constructed from multiple components formed of different materials. In particular, a club head of the present disclosure includes a club head body, such as a cast or forged body portion, made from a first metal, and at least one removable component configured to be releasably attached to the club head body, the removable component being made from a second metal that is different than the first metal. The golf club head includes a semi-hollow, or completely hollow-bodied, ball-striking face cartridge made from at least titanium. In some embodiments, the hollow face cartridge may be integrally formed with the club head body. In other embodiments, the hollow face cartridge may be formed separately from the club head body and may be removed from and re-attached to the club head body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryan L. Roach, Tim A. Beno, Andrew Curtis, Bryce Hobbs, Collin Lervick, Peter L. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20180253774
    Abstract: A method for making golf club heads includes using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser melting (SLM) and other computer controlled high energy sintering or melting techniques to form club heads with customized user parameters. The powdered metals can be selected by type and quantity to achieve a desired density or weight distribution. Club heads made by these techniques are characterized by having customized parameters chosen for individual golfers. By sintering powdered metal to form areas of different porosity, club heads with desired weight distributions can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Peter L. Soracco, Karl A. Clausen
  • Publication number: 20180099188
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf club, and more particularly to a wood-type club head with a separable body component. In certain aspects, the invention provides a golf club head with a face and hosel body member and one or more of an interchangeable aft body member. The invention further provides a variety of insights and mechanisms for coupling the interchangeable member to the body member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Steven M. Mitzel, Ryan L. Roach, Peter L. Soracco
  • Patent number: 9901794
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf club head with a fully removable component that can withstand the stress of repeated hits. When assembled, the removable component is held in place by a fastening mechanism that includes structural elements that distribute the holding force across the component and tend to equalize the forces around the periphery where the component meets the body. The fastening mechanism may include a post that reaches across the open space within the hollow club head, pulling the removable component towards an opposed main club head body. Since a golf club of the present invention can be opened, it may include a mechanism on the inside for use by a golfer, such as an electronic device or an adjustment mechanism. The golf club may include a weight adjustment system that allows the club to be custom-fitted to a golfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Tim A. Beno, Joshua G. Breier, Karl A. Clausen, Andrew Curtis, Caleb Kroloff, Steven M. Mitzel, Scott H. Moreira, Richard Romo Sanchez, Peter L. Soracco
  • Patent number: 9855474
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf club head that includes a weight adjustment system inside of the club head. Preferably, when the club is played, no part of the adjustment system is directly accessible or exposed to an exterior of the club. The club head may include a panel that opens or is removable, or the club head may be disassembled to provide access to the internal weight adjustment system. A weight adjustment system generally includes at least one mechanism by which a mass distribution of the golf club head can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Tim A. Beno, Karl A. Clausen, Andrew Curtis, Cameron J. Day, Caleb Kroloff, Douglas E. Roberts, Richard Romo Sanchez, Peter L. Soracco, Michael S. Yagley
  • Patent number: 9669271
    Abstract: A golf club head having a low-density interchangeable insert located in a top portion thereof. The interchangeable insert may be only in the top line of the club head or extend from the heel around the toe and optionally be visible from above when the club is at address. The interchangeable insert may extend through a hosel and optionally be visible on a heel-side surface. The interchangeable insert may be mounted on a back surface of a striking face, and may extend a distance down the back surface. The interchangeable insert may extend into, and provide part of, a golf ball striking face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: COBRA GOLF INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Peter L. Soracco, Ryan L. Roach, Thomas C. Morris
  • Patent number: 9649541
    Abstract: A golf club head with multi-component construction. The golf club head includes heel and toe portions that generally provide ground contacting surfaces and a raised central region. A center of gravity of the club is located outside of an envelope defined by the outer surface of the club head below the raised central region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter L. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20170072275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf club, and more particularly to a wood-type club head with a separable body component. In certain aspects, the invention provides a golf club head with a face and hosel body member and one or more of an interchangeable aft body member. The invention further provides a variety of insights and mechanisms for coupling the interchangeable member to the body member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Steven M. Mitzel, Ryan L. Roach, Peter L. Soracco
  • Patent number: 9545549
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to golf bags. A golf bag of the invention may include a detachable and re-attachable storage compartments. A golf bag may include retractable straps. A golf bag of the invention may include power collection and power plug-in devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter L. Soracco, Ryan L. Roach
  • Publication number: 20160354658
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf club head that includes a weight adjustment system inside of the club head. Preferably, when the club is played, no part of the adjustment system is directly accessible or exposed to an exterior of the club. The club head may include a panel that opens or is removable, or the club head may be disassembled to provide access to the internal weight adjustment system. A weight adjustment system generally includes at least one mechanism by which a mass distribution of the golf club head can be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Tim A. Beno, Karl A. Clausen, Andrew Curtis, Cameron J. Day, Caleb Kroloff, Douglas E. Roberts, Richard Romo Sanchez, Peter L. Soracco, Michael S. Yagley
  • Patent number: 9504889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf club, and more particularly to a wood-type club head with a separable body component. In certain aspects, the invention provides a golf club head with a face and hosel body member and one or more of an interchangeable aft body member. The invention further provides a variety of insights and mechanisms for coupling the interchangeable member to the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven M. Mitzel, Ryan L. Roach, Peter L. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20160325156
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf club head with a fully removable component that can withstand the stress of repeated hits. When assembled, the removable component is held in place by a fastening mechanism that includes structural elements that distribute the holding force across the component and tend to equalize the forces around the periphery where the component meets the body. The fastening mechanism may include a post that reaches across the open space within the hollow club head, pulling the removable component towards an opposed main club head body. Since a golf club of the present invention can be opened, it may include a mechanism on the inside for use by a golfer, such as an electronic device or an adjustment mechanism. The golf club may include a weight adjustment system that allows the club to be custom-fitted to a golfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tim A. Beno, Joshua G. Breier, Karl A. Clausen, Andrew Curtis, Caleb Kroloff, Steven M. Mitzel, Scott H. Moreira, Richard Romo Sanchez, Peter L. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20160250524
    Abstract: A golf club head having a low-density interchangeable insert located in a top portion thereof. The interchangeable insert may be only in the top line of the club head or extend from the heel around the toe and optionally be visible from above when the club is at address. The interchangeable insert may extend through a hosel and optionally be visible on a heel-side surface. The interchangeable insert may be mounted on a back surface of a striking face, and may extend a distance down the back surface. The interchangeable insert may extend into, and provide part of, a golf ball striking face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Peter L. Soracco, Ryan L. Roach, Thomas C. Morris
  • Publication number: 20160243425
    Abstract: A golf club having at least one directional based graphic on the golf club it disclosed. More specifically, the golf club in accordance with the present invention will have at least one directional based graphic that will only be visible when the golf club is oriented in a desirable direction while staying invisible in all other undesirable directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan L. Roach, Peter L. Soracco
  • Patent number: 9421438
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf club head that includes a weight adjustment system inside of the club head. Preferably, when the club is played, no part of the adjustment system is directly accessible or exposed to an exterior of the club. The club head may include a panel that opens or is removable, or the club head may be disassembled to provide access to the internal weight adjustment system. A weight adjustment system generally includes at least one mechanism by which a mass distribution of the golf club head can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Tim A. Beno, Karl A. Clausen, Andrew Curtis, Cameron J. Day, Caleb Kroloff, Douglas E. Roberts, Richard Romo Sanchez, Peter L. Soracco, Michael S. Yagley
  • Patent number: 9421436
    Abstract: A golf club head having a low-density interchangeable insert located in a top portion thereof. The interchangeable insert may be only in the top line of the club head or extend from the heel around the toe and optionally be visible from above when the club is at address. The interchangeable insert may extend through a hosel and optionally be visible on a heel-side surface. The interchangeable insert may be mounted on a back surface of a striking face, and may extend a distance down the back surface. The interchangeable insert may extend into, and provide part of, a golf ball striking face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter L. Soracco, Ryan L. Roach, Denise Herman, Thomas W. Preece, Michael S. Yagley
  • Publication number: 20160236048
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to golf clubs with adjustable mass properties. In certain aspects, the invention provides methods and mechanisms for adjusting a club head center of gravity in a vertical direction. Changing a center of gravity in the vertical direction can be done without substantially changing the center of a gravity in other directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Karl A. Clausen, Peter L. Soracco, Joshua G. Breier, Tim A. Beno, Andrew Curtis
  • Patent number: 9393471
    Abstract: The invention provides a golf club head with a fully removable component that can withstand the stress of repeated hits. When assembled, the removable component is held in place by a fastening mechanism that includes structural elements that distribute the holding force across the component and tend to equalize the forces around the periphery where the component meets the body. The fastening mechanism may include a post that reaches across the open space within the hollow club head, pulling the removable component towards an opposed main club head body. Since a golf club of the present invention can be opened, it may include a mechanism on the inside for use by a golfer, such as an electronic device or an adjustment mechanism. The golf club may include a weight adjustment system that allows the club to be custom-fitted to a golfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Cobra Golf Incorporated
    Inventors: Tim A. Beno, Joshua G. Breier, Karl A. Clausen, Andrew Curtis, Caleb Kroloff, Steven M. Mitzel, Scott H. Moreira, Richard Romo Sanchez, Peter L. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20160166894
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to releasable components for use on golf club heads. In certain aspects, the invention provides a releasable component, including, but not limited to, a face insert, damping insert, discrete weight insert, crown panel, sole panel, heel or toe panel, skirt panel, and the like that may be interchangeable so as to provide customization of the golf club to suit the player's needs. In some embodiments, the releasable component includes an attachment feature configured to releasably engage a corresponding attachment feature on the club head body by way of friction fit. In some embodiments, the releasable component includes a tool interface configured to releasably engage a tool to allow improve the process of attaching or removing the component to or from a golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Curtis, Cameron J. Day, Peter L. Soracco