Patents by Inventor Raymond L. Poynor

Raymond L. Poynor 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).

  • Patent number: 8277334
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Publication number: 20120004047
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 8038544
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7935001
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Publication number: 20110070972
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7862451
    Abstract: A golf club head having integrally attached weight members is disclosed and claimed. The club head body defines at least a toe chamber and a heel chamber. Weights of variable mass are positioned within the chambers, moving the club head center of gravity back and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Christopher D. Harvell, Jeffrey W. Meyer, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7850541
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7850544
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7846039
    Abstract: A golf club head having a multi-material face is disclosed and claimed. The face is formed by explosion welding, allowing materials having substantially different properties to be uniformly joined. Explosion welding allows the materials to be joined together via a cold-working process, allowing them to joined without losing their pre-bonded properties. Thus, the golf club head have a hard, wear resistant material as the ball-impacting face surface explosion welded to a softer material, allowing the multi-material face to be joined to a soft body material such that the body can be bent and customized. The multi-material face also allows for improved playing characteristics by allowing the club designer to use a thinner face and lighter body material while still providing improved face wear resistance and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Gilbert, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7762906
    Abstract: A golf club including a head, a bore-through hosel insert, and a shaft is disclosed and claimed. The head includes a passage in which the bore-through hosel insert is positioned and retained. The bore-through hosel insert has a specific gravity much lower than the club head specific gravity. This allows mass that would necessarily have been located in the hosel in the heel of the club head to be relocated to more beneficial areas of the club. This allows the club designer to, for example, increase the overall size of the club head, expand the sweet spot, enhance the moment of inertia, and/or optimize the club head center of gravity location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Raymond L. Poynor, Jeffrey W. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20090280924
    Abstract: A golf club head having integrally attached weight members is disclosed and claimed. The club head body defines at least a toe chamber and a heel chamber. Weights of variable mass are positioned within the chambers, moving the club head center of gravity back and down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Christopher D. Harvell, Jeffrey W. Meyer, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Publication number: 20090227389
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Publication number: 20090227391
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Publication number: 20090227392
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7559854
    Abstract: A golf club head having integrally attached weight members is disclosed and claimed. The club head body defines at least a toe chamber and a heel chamber. Weights of variable mass are positioned within the chambers, moving the club head center of gravity back and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Christopher D. Harvell, Jeffrey W. Meyer, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7553242
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Publication number: 20090023511
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion and a crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The material for the crown portion is preferably a composite. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the ledge and lip sections of the body and crown respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Patent number: 7431664
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion composed of titanium alloy and a graphite crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The body portion has an attachment ledge section and the crown portion has attachment section that overlays the attachment section of the body. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the attachment sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Publication number: 20080178456
    Abstract: A hitting face of a golf club head having improved strength properties. In one embodiment, the hitting face is made from multiple materials. The multiple materials form layers of a laminate construction of a flat portion of a hitting face insert. The layers of the laminate are joined together using a diffusion bonding technique. Preferably, at least one layer of the laminate is a thin layer of a very strong material that forms the rear side of the hitting face insert so as to prevent failure of the hitting face insert on that rear side due to repeated impacts with golf balls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Scott A. Rice, Nicholas M. Nardacci, Raymond L. Poynor
  • Publication number: 20080125244
    Abstract: A metal wood golf club head adapted for attachment to a shaft, comprising of a body portion composed of titanium alloy and a graphite crown portion, each portion constructed of a different density material. Combining a high-density material in the body portion, with a low-density material in the crown portion, creates an ultra-low center of gravity relative to the geometric face center, resulting in higher launch angles and spin rate ratios. The body portion has an attachment ledge section and the crown portion has attachment section that overlays the attachment section of the body. A vibration dampening gasket is disposed between the attachment sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Meyer, Scott A. Rice, Raymond L. Poynor