Patents by Inventor Richard L. Cleghorn

Richard L. Cleghorn 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: 20210205677
    Abstract: A golf club head including a weight mount disposed on the sole, a weight member configured to reside in the weight mount, a compressible member residing between the weight member and the weight mount, wherein the weight member comprises a longitudinal axis about which the weight member is configured to rotate, the weight member comprising projections extending radially outwards from the longitudinal axis, wherein the weight mount comprises circumferential ramps, wherein rotation of the weight member about the longitudinal axis forces the projections along the circumferential ramps, wherein the weight member goes from an unlocked position to a locked position in less than one full turn of the weight member relative to the weight mount, wherein rotation of the weight member compresses the compressible member, wherein the circumferential ramps comprise detents, wherein the projections are configured to reside in the detents when the weight member is in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Richard Sanchez, Stephen S. Murphy, Ryuichi Sugimae, Stephanie Luttrell, Thomas Orrin Bennett
  • Publication number: 20210197041
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B). The golf club head includes a frontal portion and a rear portion, each including one or more cantilevered extensions and one or more elongate protrusions that collectively constitute a snap fit mechanism adapted to removably couple the frontal portion to the rear portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Sang Yi, Peter Larsen, Stephen S. Murphy, Scott A. Knutson, Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Ryuichi Sugimae
  • Patent number: 11027178
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Patent number: 11013966
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a club head body and a weight member that is secured to the body. The weight member is constructed to utilize lateral forces to couple to the head body to minimize the structure required to retain the weight member, and the weight member is preferably constructed so that it has a low profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, David S. Cornelius, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Dustin A. Barksdale
  • Publication number: 20210128994
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body having an outer surface and a recessed channel defined in the outer surface of the body. A chamber is defined at one end of the recessed channel. The golf club head also includes a weight assembly having a weight at least partially disposed within the recessed channel and configured to slide therein. A cover having a first end and an opposite second end, the second end including a projection, and a fastener coupling the first end of the cover to the body. The fastener secures the first end of the cover to the body while the projection of the second end of the cover engages with the chamber of the recessed channel to retain a position of the weight within the recessed channel between the first end and the second end of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Sang Yi, Richard Sanchez, Richard L. Cleghorn, Thomas Orrin Bennett
  • Publication number: 20210023424
    Abstract: A golf club head with improved striking face performance is disclosed herein. More specifically, the present invention discloses a golf club head having a striking face portion with a back surface provided with multiple constant thickness zones and multiple transition zones on a back surface of the striking face portion. Preferably, at least three constant thickness zones are provided in the thickened central region of the striking face portion encompassed by an intermediate transition zone and an outer perimeter region encompassing the intermediate transition zone comprising at least four outer perimeter constant thickness zones. Preferably, the thickened central region and the intermediate transition region mimic the shape of the face perimeter of the striking face portion of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame, Noah de la Cruz
  • Publication number: 20210016137
    Abstract: A golf club head having a multi-layered striking face is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has an external frontal face layer, an internal rear face layer, and an intermediary sandwiched face layer juxtaposed between the external frontal face layer and the internal rear face layer. The intermediary sandwiched face layer may generally be made out of a polymeric material. The internal rear face layer may generally have a substantially non-uniform thickness formed via a substantially planar rear surface and a substantially non-planar frontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10821335
    Abstract: A golf club head has a stranded structure such as a cantilevered strand or a beam strand. The stranded structure causes changes in acoustic properties from that of a standard golf club. A gap or through-hole around the stranded structure may be filled with a vibration dampening material, such as flexible polymer, to further adjust the acoustic properties of the golf club. Vibration frequency regions in a golf club may be modified by incorporating stranded structures in the vibration frequency regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • Publication number: 20200324179
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Patent number: 10786713
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a club head body and a weight member that is secured to the body. The weight member is constructed to utilize lateral forces to couple to the head body to minimize the structure required to retain the weight member, and the weight member is preferably constructed so that it has a low profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard Sanchez, Kenneth C. Scott, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • Patent number: 10756523
    Abstract: An electrical outlet cover including a base and an opening extending through the base, the opening configured to allow access to a socket face through the base. The electrical outlet cover further including a mounting screw aperture extending through the base, and a keyhole cover slidably connected to the base to at least partially cover the mounting screw aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Richard L. Cleghorn, Marcus Shotey, Sam Dumpe, Jason Thomas, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 10709941
    Abstract: A golf club head where at least a first portion of an exterior surface of the golf club head includes depressions is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head has a body with a striking face, a crown portion, a sole portion, and a skirt portion joining the striking face, crown portion and the sole portion and in accordance with the present invention at least a portion of the exterior surface of the body of the golf club head is further comprised of depressions to reduce the aerodynamic drag force on the golf club head. The depressions may be provided on a first portion of the golf club head on one or more of a crown portion, sole portion, skirt portion or striking face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10695628
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body having an outer surface with a recessed channel formed therein. A weight assembly that includes a weight at least partially disposed within the recessed channel, a cover extending over the recessed channel, and a fastener coupling the cover to the body. The fastener is adapted to retain the weight in the recessed channel only indirectly by the cover. The weight assembly is positionable in an unlocked configuration and a locked configuration. When the weight assembly is in the unlocked configuration, the cover is lifted out of the recessed channel and the weight is selectively slidable within the recessed channel. When the weight assembly is in the locked configuration, the cover is disposed within the recessed channel and the weight is secured within the recessed channel. The weight assembly is coupled to the body in both the unlocked configuration and the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ACUSHNET COMPANY
    Inventors: Sang Yi, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy, Richard L. Cleghorn, Peter Larsen
  • Patent number: 10695626
    Abstract: A golf club head comprising a body, wherein the body comprises a cavity, wherein the cavity comprises an open end and a terminal end, the terminal end opposite the open end, an elongate weighted insert configured to reside in the cavity, the weighted insert having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, wherein the cavity is configured to receive the weighted insert through the open end, a head locking feature located at the open end of the cavity, an insert locking member comprising an insert locking feature configured to engage the head locking feature and lock the weighted insert in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Richard Sanchez, Peter Soracco, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • Publication number: 20200188746
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Peter Larsen, Stephen S. Murphy, Scott A. Knutson, Charles E. Golden, Joey L. Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200188745
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Publication number: 20200188741
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable improving on the inertia properties of a golf club head all while also improving the Center of Gravity (CG) location is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention achieves a relative low Moment of Inertia (MOI) about the Z-axis (MOI-Z) as well as a relatively low MOI about the Shaft-axis (MOI-SA), all combined with a high MOI about the X and Y-axis (MOI-X and MOI-Y) and maintaining a consistently and relatively low CG location measured along a direction tangent to the hosel axis along the X-Y plane (CG-B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Joey Ashcroft, Richard L. Cleghorn, Gregory D. Johnson, Gentry Ferguson, Peter L. Soracco, Noah de la Cruz, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Peter Larsen
  • Patent number: 10653927
    Abstract: A golf club head that is capable of preserving the metallic acoustic signature of an entirely metallic golf club head all while utilizing a lightweight composite material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention creates a frontal acoustic chamber in conjunction with a rear weight saving chamber via a panel member barrier is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Peter Soracco, Charles E. Golden, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200147459
    Abstract: A golf club head with a crown comprising an inner crown portion and an outer crown portion. The inner crown portion may be made of a low density or low elastic modulus material. The outer portion of the crown defines an opening to the cavity, a riser extending into the cavity, and a ledge extending from the edge of the riser. The ledge may define a first channel and a second channel that extend around the ledge. The first channel is filled with adhesive to secure the inner portion of the crown to the ledge. The inner portion of the crown is attached to the ledge such that the opening is covered by the inner portion of the crown. The golf club head may also have a sole comprising an inner sole portion and an outer sole portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, Uday V. Deshmukh, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Takeshi Casey Funaki, Doug M. Takehara
  • Patent number: D926272
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Kevin Tassistro