For A Golf Club (e.g., Head Cover) Patents (Class 150/160)
  • Patent number: 10537776
    Abstract: A golf club head cover. Implementations may include a body portion defining an internal cavity for receiving a golf club head, a first flap disposed on the body portion and including a first magnetic fastener, and a second flap disposed on the body portion and including a second magnetic fastener. The first magnetic fastener and second magnetic fastener may substantially align with each other and may be aligned substantially parallel with the internal cavity of the body portion. Particular implementations may include a notch adjacent to the internal cavity and/or reentrant openings on both a side of the first flap and on a side of the second flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: John Travis Gaffney
  • Patent number: 10441861
    Abstract: Protective covers for preventing damage to ball bats during batting practice are comprised of an impact force absorbing elastic sleeve which has through its length bore and a V-shaped notch extending forward from a rear transverse edge of the sleeve, dividing a rear length of the sleeve into opposed flaps, thus providing an enlarged entrance opening which facilitates insertion of a bat into the sleeve bore. A strap extending radially from one flap is releasably attachable by a closure fastener to the other flap, enabling the flaps to be cinched around and secured to a bat inserted into the sleeve bore. The protective covers may optionally have weights and/or friction strips positioned within the sleeve, and may optionally include an inertial sensor or impact force sensor and radio transmitter for transmitting signals representative of bat motions or impact forces exerted on the bat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Mattern, Steven C Schinko
  • Patent number: 10166448
    Abstract: A golf club equipment grouping includes a golf club and a golf club cover. The golf club includes a shaft and a club head attached to the shaft. The golf club cover includes a main body comprising first, second, and upper panels; a sleeve attached to the main body; and a pull member attached to the upper panel of the main body. The pull member in turn includes a first attachment point fixing the pull member to the main body and a second attachment point fixing the pull member to the main body. A body distance, which is the shortest distance between the first attachment point and the second attachment point as measured along the exterior of the main body, is greater than or equal to the minimum upper panel width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SRI SPORTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Brad S Hooley
  • Patent number: 10086247
    Abstract: A golf club head cover includes an outer shell having a first closed end and a second open end providing access to an internal cavity. A flexible liner is included substantially within the internal cavity of the outer shell, the flexible liner fixedly coupled with the outer shell around the second open end and at two or more tabs extending from an outer surface of the flexible liner to an inner surface of the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: John Travis Gaffney
  • Patent number: 9950229
    Abstract: A golf club head cover including a head portion that defines a compartment that receives a golf club head and a sleeve portion that extends from the head portion and defines a sleeve conduit having an open end. The sleeve conduit is in communication with the compartment and the open end is positioned opposite the compartment. The sleeve portion is constructed from a first material and a second material. The second material is more elastic than the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel K. Lee, Brian McGuire, James Chen
  • Patent number: 9868040
    Abstract: Embodiments of headcovers having a headcover body that includes a plurality of collapsible portions that allow the headcover body to be configured between a collapsed configuration and a non-collapsed configuration and methods to manufacture such headcovers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of the headcovers may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, John R. Marusiak, Xiaojian Chen, Daniel Lee
  • Patent number: 9717966
    Abstract: A support device is formed in a Y-shaped configuration having a lower assembly and upper arms and a ring coupled to lower extents of the upper arms and to an upper extent of the lower assembly. The upper arms include two gypsy studs attached to the upper arms remote from the ring. The gypsy studs are removably attachable to a golf bag. The lower assembly includes an upper section with upper and lower ends. The lower assembly includes a lower section with upper and lower ends. The lower assembly includes a release mechanism separably coupling the upper and lower sections. A clip is attached to the lower end of the lower section for removably receiving and supporting a golf accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Derek A. Queener
  • Patent number: 9675858
    Abstract: A golf club head cover includes an outer shell having a first closed end and a second open end providing access to an internal cavity. A flexible liner is included substantially within the internal cavity of the outer shell, the flexible liner fixedly coupled with the outer shell around the second open end and at two or more tabs extending from an outer surface of the flexible liner to an inner surface of the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: John Travis Gaffney
  • Patent number: 9630075
    Abstract: The golf club cover is a cover adapted for use with golf clubs. The golf club cover is designed to protect both the head and the shaft of the golf club. In order to more appropriately pad and protect the shaft, the golf club cover opens into two segments that can be wrapped around the head of the club and wrapped tightly around the shaft of the club. Once properly placed on the golf club, the golf club cover is held in position using a plurality of magnets. The golf club cover comprises a head piece, an elastic band, and a shaft padding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Jason Wallace
  • Patent number: 9623305
    Abstract: A golf club head cover for releasable connection to a shaft and head of a golf club includes a cover body for detachably covering the club head, the cover body having a head portion with a top surface that has a flexible longitudinal portion formed therein adapted to separate the head portion into two half-head portions adapted to articulate about the flexible portion. A front facing surface of the head portion includes a slit separating it into two wings. A shank portion of the cover body extends downwardly to enclose a portion of the shaft of the golf club. The cover body further includes a fastening means composed of a first part secured within each half-head portion for selectively affixing the cover body in an open position, and a second part secured within each wing for selectively affixing the cover body in a closed position about the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Frogger, LLC
    Inventor: Jeremiah Bohannon
  • Patent number: 9604109
    Abstract: A golf club head cover. Implementations may include a body portion defining an internal cavity for receiving a golf club head, a first flap disposed on the body portion and including a first magnetic fastener, and a second flap disposed on the body portion and including a second magnetic fastener. The first magnetic fastener and second magnetic fastener may substantially align with each other and may be aligned substantially parallel with the internal cavity of the body portion. Particular implementations may include a notch adjacent to the internal cavity and/or reentrant openings on both a side of the first flap and on a side of the second flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: John Travis Gaffney
  • Patent number: 9566487
    Abstract: An overgrip for a golf club is provided that includes a shell defining an interior and an open end, with a soft material disposed within the interior of the shell and capable of conforming to the shape of a club inserted into the interior through the at least one open end to engage the club. The shell can be formed with a pair of halves joined by a hinge to assist in the positioning of the club within the overgrip and can additionally include a locking mechanism to selectively hold the shell in engagement with the club positioned therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: John J. Feehan
  • Patent number: 9561414
    Abstract: Embodiments of headcovers having a headcover body that includes a plurality of collapsible portions that allow the headcover body to be configured between a collapsed configuration and a non-collapsed configuration and methods to manufacture such headcovers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of the headcovers may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, John R. Marusiak, Xiojian Chen, Daniel Lee
  • Patent number: 9521938
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning device (1?, 1?, 1??) comprising a component (2?, 2?, 2??) which has associated product information (3). The aim of the invention is to develop and further improve a cleaning device of said type, such that once it has been easily marked with product information, said product permanently carries said product information. The device is characterized in that said component (2?, 2?, 2??) comprises a surface (2?a, 2?a, 2??a) in which the product information (3) is intrinsic and/or integral with the material, said product information (3) having been formed by means which are interspaced from said surface (2?a, 2?a, 2??a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventor: Andreas Eisenhut
  • Patent number: 9415282
    Abstract: Various exemplary implementations of the principles described herein provide a cover for a golf club. The golf club may include a head and a shaft, the head having a heel end and a toe end, and the shaft connected at the heel end. The cover may include a toe portion substantially shrouding the toe end of the club head and a heel portion substantially shrouding the heel end of the club head and a first length of the shaft. The cover may include a sleeve portion extending from the heel portion and substantially shrouding a second length of the shaft, the second length being greater than the first length. The sleeve portion may have an opening opposite the heel portion. The cover may include a first pull member on the heel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SRI SPORTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Brad S. Hooley
  • Patent number: 9211457
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a golf-club protective cover having an opening and closing holder for protecting a golf club. The protective cover includes a main body having a pair of opening and closing plates that have a semi-circular section to receive a shaft of the golf club and a hinged joint portion on an end thereof so as to be hinged to each other, with a coil spring provided on the hinged joint portion to elastically bias the main body in a closing direction. A locking part is secured to one of the pair of opening and closing plates of the main body, thus locking or unlocking the opening and closing plates. The protective cover can reduce the number of manufacturing processes, simplify manufacturing work, and reduce labor. Further, a shape frame corresponding to each of golf clubs with various shapes is mounted to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Seop Maeng, Seoe Young Maeng
  • Patent number: 9072946
    Abstract: Embodiments of club head covers having a pull strap and methods to manufacture club head covers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of club head covers having a pull strap may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Loudenslager, David D. Jones, Kevin W. Flaherty, James Martell
  • Patent number: 8991448
    Abstract: A covering system includes a tarp made of an elastic membrane and a plurality of tarp fastening hooks. The fastening hooks allow the elastic membrane to be stretched over valuables and affixed to environmental anchors so that creases and puddle-enabling pockets in the membrane are eliminated. The fastening hooks clamp onto the elastic membrane and hook onto the environmental anchors to cause tension in the membrane. The clamping forces of the tarp fasteners are inherently increased in proportion to the tension in the clamped membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew White
  • Publication number: 20150083291
    Abstract: Embodiments of headcovers having a headcover body that includes a plurality of collapsible portions that allow the headcover body to be configured between a collapsed configuration and a non-collapsed configuration and methods to manufacture such headcovers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of the headcovers may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Solheim, John R. Marusiak, Xiojian Chen, Daniel Lee
  • Publication number: 20150047761
    Abstract: Embodiments of top loading headcovers and methods to manufacture top loading headcovers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of top loading headcovers may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Higdon, James D. Martell, Ryan J. Bruce
  • Publication number: 20150027604
    Abstract: A dual purpose cover device is provided. The cover device may have a generally cylindrical shaped sleeve configuration having a body providing a closed bottom end and a generally circular top end sleeve opening. The exterior surface of the body may provide two fasteners near the sleeve opening, wherein the two fasteners are disposed a predetermined distance apart when the cover device is in an open position, wherein the body defines a cavity adapted to slidably receive and snugly secure a beverage container or, separately, receive a golf club head. The cover design may be configured into a closed position by connecting the two fasteners so that a portion of the body extending over the predetermined distance is urged to into the cavity and the sleeve opening area of the open position, thereby pinching and/or clasping the sleeve opening. Said pinching and/or clasping of the sleeve opening secures the golf head club within the cavity while allowing the club shaft to protrude through the sleeve opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Thomas JAMES
  • Patent number: 8905094
    Abstract: A golf club head cover. Implementations may include a body portion defining an internal cavity for receiving a golf club head, a first flap disposed on the body portion and including a first magnetic fastener, and a second flap disposed on the body portion and including a second magnetic fastener. The first magnetic fastener and second magnetic fastener may substantially align with each other and may be aligned substantially parallel with the internal cavity of the body portion. Particular implementations may include a notch adjacent to the internal cavity and/or reentrant openings on both a side of the first flap and on a side of the second flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Arizona Manufacturing & Embroidery, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20140318674
    Abstract: Embodiments of club head covers having a pull strap and methods to manufacture club head covers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of club head covers having a pull strap may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: John H. Loudenslager, David D. Jones, Kevin W. Flaherty, James Martell
  • Patent number: 8844588
    Abstract: A head cover for a golf club includes a first surface having a removable cleaning pad thereon, and a second surface on which at least one golf accessory constructed of a ferrous metal is removably attached thereto. The second surface is part of a tri-layer construction with magnets forming the second middle layer so as to so retain the golf accessory thereon. The cleaning pad is removed by the golfer from the first surface and includes a scrubbing area to remove grit and/or debris from one of a golf ball and a golf club face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Low, James Richard Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8800614
    Abstract: Embodiments of club head covers having a pull strap and methods to manufacture club head covers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of club head covers having a pull strap may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Loudenslager, David D. Jones, Kevin W. Flaherty, James Martell
  • Publication number: 20140202603
    Abstract: The present invention is related to an improved golf club head cover comprising a main body in a tubular shape having a receiving portion with a wider width and an opening portion with a narrower width and characterized in that a front side of the main body of the head cover comprises a left flipping piece and a right flipping piece; an extendable cloth is provided at a front edge portion between the two flipping pieces; a soft metal plate is provided inside the left flipping piece and an a restraining piece with magnets is provided inside the right flipping piece and extends outward therefrom. By covering a golf club head with the improved golf club head cover having such unique structure of the present invention, the club head can be advantageously protected from unnecessary impacts or scratches that may cause damages to the golf club head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: YU-KUAN HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140196821
    Abstract: Various exemplary implementations of the principles described herein provide a cover for a golf club. The golf club may include a head and a shaft, the head having a heel end and a toe end, and the shaft connected at the heel end. The cover may include a toe portion substantially shrouding the toe end of the club head and a heel portion substantially shrouding the heel end of the club head and a first length of the shaft. The cover may include a sleeve portion extending from the heel portion and substantially shrouding a second length of the shaft, the second length being greater than the first length. The sleeve portion may have an opening opposite the heel portion. The cover may include a first pull member on the heel portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SRI SPORTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Brad S. HOOLEY
  • Publication number: 20140182755
    Abstract: A cover for a shaft having a grip on one end is provided. The cover may include a cap having a base and a protrusion that extends from the base. The cover may further include a sleeve for covering at least a portion of the grip that extends from the cap. The sleeve may have a first end seated against the cap and a second free end. A cover for insertion into a shaft is also provided. Such a cover may include a cap insertable into an end of the shaft and a sleeve that extends from the cap. The sleeve may have a first end attached to the cap and a second free end. A combination of the shaft and the cover is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew J. McTamaney
  • Patent number: 8714216
    Abstract: Various exemplary implementations of the principles described herein provide a cover for a golf club. The golf club may include a head and a shaft, the head having a heel end and a toe end, and the shaft connected at the heel end. The cover may include a toe portion substantially shrouding the toe end of the club head and a heel portion substantially shrouding the heel end of the club head and a first length of the shaft. The cover may include a sleeve portion extending from the heel portion and substantially shrouding a second length of the shaft, the second length being greater than the first length. The sleeve portion may have an opening opposite the heel portion. The cover may include a first pull member on the heel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Brad S. Hooley
  • Publication number: 20130213538
    Abstract: A golf club head cover. Implementations may include a body portion defining an internal cavity for receiving a golf club head, a first flap disposed on the body portion and including a first magnetic fastener, and a second flap disposed on the body portion and including a second magnetic fastener. The first magnetic fastener and second magnetic fastener may substantially align with each other and may be aligned substantially parallel with the internal cavity of the body portion. Particular implementations may include a notch adjacent to the internal cavity and/or reentrant openings on both a side of the first flap and on a side of the second flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: John Travis Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20130166405
    Abstract: A cover for a golf club is provided having a see-through panel. A club head cover with a see-through panel provides beneficial ease of use in the form of a view of the covered club while protecting the club from dirt, moisture, and damage. A head cover with a see-through panel can be manufactured affordably and include environmentally friendly “green” plastics. A cover further includes optional voids or plastic inserts to optimize flexibility, rigidness, and ease of gripping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: COBRA GOLF INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven M. Mitzel, Austin B. Oliveiro, Douglas E. Roberts, Peter L. Soracco
  • Publication number: 20130160908
    Abstract: A cover for a golf club is provided having a void. A club head cover with one or more voids provides beneficial ease of use in the form of good flexibility and a very convenient grip as well as a beneficial view of the covered club. A head cover with voids can be manufactured affordably and designed to provide functional and aesthetic benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: COBRA GOLF INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Austin B. Oliveiro, Douglas E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8387669
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club head covers are described herein. Other embodiments and related examples comprising magnetic elements are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Xiaojian Chen
  • Patent number: 8371347
    Abstract: A golf club head cover with storage includes a cover body, a closure flap and a pocket. The cover body defines an interior cavity configured to receive a club head. A first portion of the closure flap is fixed relative to the cover body and a second portion of the closure flap is movable between a closed position and an opened position. In the closed position, the closure flap covers an opening of the interior cavity of the cover body. The pocket is disposed on the closure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Don T. Cameron
  • Publication number: 20120255659
    Abstract: Embodiments of club head covers having a pull strap and methods to manufacture club head covers are generally described herein. Other embodiments of club head covers having a pull strap may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: John H. Loudenslager, David D. Jones, Kevin W. Flaherty, James Martell
  • Patent number: 8283045
    Abstract: The present invention is an award that serves as a trophy and as a golf club head cover. The cover of the award is positioned on a stand that is supported by a base or positioned on a golf club head as a golf club head cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Scott Stoelting
  • Patent number: 8276627
    Abstract: There is provided a golf club cover with a magnetized snap closure that provides a functional but convenient and attractive method for affixing and removing a cover from the head of a golf club, particularly a putter. A golfer need only align the golf club, such as by pointing the tip of a putter head toward the opening in the cover, and then quickly push the club head right through the opening and into an internal cavity of the cover. Two matching arm fasteners are disposed in opposing flaps of the cover. The arm fastener includes a flange portion and a magnet with the magnets serving to maintain the arm fasteners in a generally engaged position. Movement of the club shaft toward the interior of the cover will cause the magnetic snap closure to briefly open so as to allow the shaft to pass through the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Travis Gaffney
  • Patent number: 8245362
    Abstract: An adjustable, elastic strap that can be fastened to a golf bag on one end and pinned to a golf club head cover or a hook and loop type pad on the other end utilized to eliminate lost head covers and golf gloves caused by misplacing or forgetting the covers or gloves after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Colin Blevins
  • Patent number: 8225830
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a head cover for golf clubs. The head cover includes an open-and-shut frame, a head cover body, and a locking unit. The open-and-shut frame includes wings which are opened by elastic force of elastic means. The head cover body accommodates the open-and-shut frame therein, and includes an entrance and a receiving space for receiving the golf club. The locking unit is secured to the outer surface of the middle portion of the head cover body, thus closing the entrance of the head cover body opened by the open-and-shut frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Seop Maeng, Seoe-Young Maeng
  • Patent number: 8201602
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a head cover for golf clubs. The head cover includes an open-and-shut frame, a head cover body, and a locking unit. The open-and-shut frame includes wings which are opened by elastic force of elastic means. The head cover body accommodates the open-and-shut frame therein, and includes an entrance and a receiving space for receiving the golf club. The locking unit is secured to the outer surface of the middle portion of the head cover body, thus closing the entrance of the head cover body opened by the open-and-shut frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Seop Maeng, Seoe-Young Maeng
  • Publication number: 20120125497
    Abstract: A golf club head cover. Implementations may include a body portion defining an internal cavity for receiving a golf club head, a first flap disposed on the body portion and including a first magnetic fastener, and a second flap disposed on the body portion and including a second magnetic fastener. The first magnetic fastener and second magnetic fastener may substantially align with each other and may be aligned substantially parallel with the internal cavity of the body portion. Particular implementations may include a notch adjacent to the internal cavity and/or reentrant openings on both a side of the first flap and on a side of the second flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Travis Gaffney
  • Patent number: 8181681
    Abstract: A golf club head cover comprises a pair of complementary cover sections connected to pivot about a manually actuated spring-biased clip member normally biases the cover sections into a closed condition. The clip member includes a pair of handle elements to be gripped between the thumb and one or more fingers by a user and depressed towards each other to move the cover sections so they pivot and spread apart into an open condition. When the head of a golf club is between the spread apart cover sections in the open condition, or is withdrawn, the user releases the grip on the handle elements so the cover sections come together automatically into the closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Shin, James Kent Jensen
  • Publication number: 20120118452
    Abstract: The invention comprises a combination golf club head cover and a golf club head cover pocket configured to hold, transport and/or secure an object, such as a watch, wallet, key, music device, and/or personal item. Optionally, the golf club head cover is configured with an integrated music device or a replaceably attachable music device. For example, a golf club cover and/or a novelty golf club system is configured with one or more music projection elements, such as a power source, receiver, power transmittal line, music source receiver, integrated music source, connector for a replaceably attached music source, music transmittal line, user controller, amplifier, and/or speaker. The system allows a golfer to safely transport and enjoy a music device while playing a round of golf and/or to enjoy the same music source while in an indoor area and/or a refreshment area where a bulky golf bag is not readily transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin A. Wagner, Jeffrey W. Berning
  • Publication number: 20120118451
    Abstract: The invention comprises a combination golf club head cover and/or novelty golf club configured with an integrated music device or a replaceably attachable music device. For example, a golf club cover and/or a novelty golf club system is configured with one or more music projection elements, such as a power source, receiver, power transmittal line, music source receiver, integrated music source, connector for a replaceably attached music source, music transmittal line, user controller, amplifier, and/or speaker. Optionally, the golf club cover is configured with a pocket and the cover and/or novelty golf club is configured with weather protection means and/or an anti-theft device. The system allows a golfer to enjoy music while playing a round of golf and/or to enjoy the same music source while in an indoor area and/or a refreshment area where a bulky golf bag is not readily transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Berning, Kevin A. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20120090746
    Abstract: A removable protective cover for covering and protecting a golf club grip from the elements, e.g., inclement weather, is provided and is intended for use prior the golfer taking a final swing with the club.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Adam Barnett
  • Patent number: 8147349
    Abstract: A golf club may have an orientation marker located on the golf club that indicates at least a relative orientation between the golf club head and shaft. The orientation marker may be located, for example, on the golf club head or shaft. A key member provides additional information with respect to the relative orientation between the golf club head and the shaft. The key member may be located, for example, on the golf club head, shaft, or grip portion, or on a head cover for the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Thomas, Robert Lukasiewicz, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120010011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for protecting the top of a iron club head. The surface is protected by a piece of adhesive backed tape that is positioned entirely on the surface of the top with a straight front edge positioned parallel and behind the club head top line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Craig T. Piepho
  • Publication number: 20120010012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for protecting the top of a putter club head. The surface is protected by a piece of adhesive backed tape that is positioned entirely on the surface of the top with a straight front edge positioned parallel and behind the club head top line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Craig T. Piepho
  • Patent number: 8080301
    Abstract: A sanitary hypo-allergenic latex-free disposable anti-fomitic device is provided. The anti-fomitic device comprises a sheet of a microorganism-impenetrable material comprising a first side and a second side, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive, such as, for example, a covering used in medical tape, covering at least a portion of the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventors: Maureen Goodwin, Kathryn A. Trivelli, Catherine W. Mooney
  • Patent number: 8075417
    Abstract: A golf club may have an orientation marker located on the golf club that indicates at least a relative orientation between the golf club head and shaft. The orientation marker may be located, for example, on the golf club head or shaft. A key member provides additional information with respect to the relative orientation between the golf club head and the shaft. The key member may be located, for example, on the golf club head, shaft, or grip portion, or on a head cover for the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Thomas, Robert Lukasiewicz, Jr.