Patents by Inventor Stephen S. Murphy

Stephen S. Murphy 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: 20210268344
    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: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sugimae, Darryl C. Galvan, Stephen S. Murphy, Charles E. Golden, Peter Larsen, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210154539
    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: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Richard Sanchez, Grant M. Martens, Stephanie Luttrell, Christopher D. Harvell, Darryl C. Galvan, Noah de la Cruz, David S. Cornelius
  • Patent number: 10940371
    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. The panel member may even be combined with an optimized thickness relationship at the transition region between the striking face portion and the panel member to further optimize the performance of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Richard Sanchez, Grant M. Martens, Stephanie Luttrell, Christopher D. Harvell, Darryl C. Galvan, Noah de la Cruz, David S. Cornelius
  • Patent number: 10806978
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency. A filler at least partially fills the cavity defined between the front wall and the rear wall of the flexure and is exposed to the interior of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, David S. Cornelius, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20200324182
    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: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy, Peter L. Soracco, Charles E. Golden
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20200023246
    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: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Nick Frame, Richard L. Cleghorn, Peter Soracco, Charles E. Golden, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200023248
    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: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Richard Sanchez, Grant M. Martens, Stephanie Luttrell, Christopher D. Harvell, Darryl C. Galvan, Noah de la Cruz, David S. Cornelius
  • Publication number: 20190275388
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency. A filler at least partially fills the cavity defined between the front wall and the rear wall of the flexure and is exposed to the interior of the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Golden, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, David S. Cornelius, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10357699
    Abstract: A golf club head including a body having a face, a sole, a crown, and a skirt joining the face, sole and crown, wherein the body includes a receptacle, the receptacle comprising a terminal end and an open end, a weighted insert, a weight retention system configured to receive the weighted insert, the weight retention system comprising, a weight retention member residing within the receptacle, a head locking member residing within the receptacle, wherein the weight retention member, the head locking member, and the body are formed separately, wherein the weight retention system includes an opening configured to receive the weighted insert, the opening located at the open end of the receptacle, wherein the head locking member retains the weight retention member within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Sang Yi, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10343032
    Abstract: A golf club head including a crown, a sole, a hosel, a face and a flexure. The flexure provides compliance during an impact between the golf club head and a golf ball, and is tuned to vibrate, immediately after impact, at a predetermined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Grant M. Martens, David S. Cornelius, Sang Yi, Ryuichi Sugimae, Joshua G. Breier, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Nick Frame, Stephen S. Murphy, Mitchell E. Bac, Stephanie Luttrell
  • Patent number: 10272298
    Abstract: A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head. The shaft sleeve is removably coupled to the club head. Hosel and shaft sleeve alignment features provide discrete orientations between the shaft and club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Gery M. Zimmerman, Jonathan Hebreo, Adrian L. Stanescu, Helene Hipp, Marni Ines, Stephanie Luttrell, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10245479
    Abstract: A golf club head made out of multi-material is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head in accordance with the present invention has at least a portion of the body of the golf club head that is further comprised out of a base layer and a lightweight cover layer. The base layer may have a plurality of cutouts to help reduce unnecessary mass and the lightweight cover layer may be made out of an ultra-lightweight material to further reduce the unnecessary mass. The present invention achieves this without sacrificing the sound performance of the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Stephen S. Murphy, Charles E. Golden, Mark C. Myrhum, Richard L. Cleghorn, Uday V. Deshmukh, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10188913
    Abstract: A golf club incorporating an interchangeable shaft system includes a shaft, a shaft sleeve, a club head. The shaft sleeve is coupled to an end of the shaft and is received in a hosel included in the club head. The shaft sleeve is removably coupled to the club head. Alignment features on the components provide discrete orientations between the shaft and club head. The shaft sleeve may be constructed from non-metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephen S. Murphy, Stephanie Luttrell, Charles E. Golden
  • Publication number: 20180326268
    Abstract: A golf club head including a body having a face, a sole, a crown, and a skirt joining the face, sole and crown, wherein the body includes a receptacle, the receptacle comprising a terminal end and an open end, a weighted insert, a weight retention system configured to receive the weighted insert, the weight retention system comprising, a weight retention member residing within the receptacle, a head locking member residing within the receptacle, wherein the weight retention member, the head locking member, and the body are formed separately, wherein the weight retention system includes an opening configured to receive the weighted insert, the opening located at the open end of the receptacle, wherein the head locking member retains the weight retention member within the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Sang Yi, Thomas Orrin Bennett, Stephanie Luttrell, Stephen S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10099094
    Abstract: A golf club head, comprising a body having a center of gravity, wherein the body comprises a coordinate system with an x-axis located horizontal to the face, a y-axis located vertical to the face, and a z-axis located through the face; and a weight system configured to adjust the location of the center of gravity of the body, wherein the weight system comprises a plurality of weight channels formed in the body, an elongate adjustable weight configured to selectively reside in each of the plurality of weight channels, wherein the elongate adjustable weight comprises an aperture at a first end of the elongate adjustable weight, and a fastener configured to reside in the aperture and engage the body, wherein the fastener is configured to affix the elongate adjustable weight to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Mark C. Myrhum, Stephen S. Murphy, Darryl C. Galvan