Golf Bag Patents (Class 206/315.3)
  • Patent number: 10238935
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag bottoms and methods to manufacture golf bag bottoms are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 10173113
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a collapsible sub-assembly including a divider top and a base, a plurality of first snap-fit connectors provided around a portion of an outer perimeter of the divider top, and a flat having a divider top end opposite a base end, an interior side, and an exterior side. The flat includes a plurality of second snap-fit connectors provided along a portion of the divider top end. The flat attaches to the sub-assembly by mating snap-fit engagement of the plurality of first snap-fit connectors around the divider top with the plurality of second snap-fit connectors along the divider top end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: James Martell, John Loudenslager, Brian McGuire, Ryan Bruce, David Higdon
  • Patent number: 10173112
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a collapsible sub-assembly including a divider top and a base, a plurality of first snap-fit connectors provided around a portion of an outer perimeter of the divider top, and a flat having a divider top end opposite a base end, an interior side, and an exterior side. The flat includes a plurality of second snap-fit connectors provided along a portion of the divider top end. The flat attaches to the sub-assembly by mating snap-fit engagement of the plurality of first snap-fit connectors around the divider top with the plurality of second snap-fit connectors along the divider top end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: James Martell, John Loudenslager, Brian McGuire, Ryan Bruce, David Higdon
  • Patent number: 9931553
    Abstract: This disclosure assists a golfer in these situations. The golf club caddy is adapted to be used in the game of golf. The golf club caddy is a lightweight, portable carrier that is used to carry a plurality of golf clubs as well as a plurality of accessories that may be required by the golfer. The golf club caddy is a self-supporting structure that with sub-structures that are designed to carry the plurality of golf clubs, one or more towels, one or more golf balls, and tools such as range finders or GPS locators. The golf club caddy comprises a plurality of club holders, a container, a cylinder, a plurality of legs, and a leg opening mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Nolan Ware
  • Patent number: 9827471
    Abstract: A golf bag able to be disassembled and assembled freely comprises a head frame, a bag body portion, a supporting stick and a bottom frame, or a folding wall arranged on the bottom frame, a plurality of buckles are attached to the head frame and the bottom frame; when the golf bag is disassembled, just press a hook of an outer wall of the bottom frame, snap a buckle pin, take out a supporting stick, press a hook of an upper end and lower end of the bag body portion, and separate the head frame, the bag body portion and the bottom frame, such that the disassembly of the whole golf bag is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen Aobao Plastic Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Qiong Wang
  • Patent number: 9706898
    Abstract: The dish towel with separable mating elements is an attachment device that is adapted to work with a dish towel. The attachment device comprises a first element and a second element. The second element is attached to the dish towel. The first element is attached to a stationary object such as the door handle of a refrigerator or an oven. The attachment device holds the dish towel in a storage position until first element is separated from the second element which allows the dish towel to be used. The dish towel with separable mating elements comprises a dish towel and an attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Claire Kraft
  • Patent number: 9694263
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses related to golf club grips with attached or embedded RFID tags are described. In an embodiment, a RFID tag is attached to or embedded into a golf club grip and a RFID reader incorporated into a personal computing device may read or capture information associated with the RFID tag. The device may be configured to provide notifications to the golfer based on the captured information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TAG GOLF, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Savarese, Susan McGill
  • Patent number: 9662553
    Abstract: The present invention provides a base for golf bag, comprising a base plate, an upper frame and a number of coupling pieces. The base plate is in the shape of a shell with an upward opening. Its periphery is configured with a number of inserting plates. A number of through portions are configured on the ring body at positions corresponding to the inserting plates. The upper frame is coupled on the base plate in a detachable form, with its periphery configured with a number of inserting slots with downward openings and through-holes connecting with the inserting slots. The inserting plates are to be correspondingly inserted into the inserting slots, so that the base plate and the upper frame can be combined together. The through-holes are corresponding to the through portions. The coupling pieces can be inserted into the through-holes and through portions in a detachable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Kai-Lun Cheng
  • Patent number: 9468822
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for ergonomically carrying golf clubs. The method and apparatus entails dual shoulder straps to securely support a golf bag between the user's shoulder blades in an upright vertical orientation. A lifting loop provides a means for safely lifting the vertical golf bag onto the user's back with minimal arm strength by using leg and core muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Kirk Mashburn, Glenn Mashburn
  • Patent number: 9440129
    Abstract: An animal-shaped golf bag is a golf bag that houses, transports, and protects golf clubs and additional items. In addition to maintaining the original functionality of a golf bag, the animal-shaped golf bag additionally provides the aesthetic appearance of an animal. The animal-shaped golf bag features a main animal-shaped body with a club-receiving cavity for storing golf clubs. A rigid base is provided for stability when resting on a surface. A plurality of animal feature-shaped pockets is also present for storing the user's items and providing the aesthetic appearance of an animal. Additionally, the animal-shaped golf bag features a plurality of aesthetic ornaments and a plurality of aesthetic displays that further enhance the aesthetic appearance of an animal provided by the animal-shaped golf bag. The animal-shaped golf bag may be conveniently transported by means of a carry handle and a carry strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Graal Umangil Gaerlan
  • Patent number: 9381931
    Abstract: A golf cart includes a lever, a column pivotally attached to a rear end portion of the lever, a bracket having an intermediate portion pivotally secured to the front end portion of the lever for supporting a front wheel, a shank pivotally secured to the bracket and having a rear end portion pivotally secured to the column, and the bracket is pivoted relative to the lever when the shank is moved relative to the lever, a seat is attached to the shank, two rear wheels are attached to the seat with two linkages, and two linking rods are coupled between the linkages and the lever for moving the linkages and the rear wheels toward and away from each other when the shank is moved forwardly and rearwardly relative to the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Tsai Fu Pan
  • Patent number: 9339703
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag bottoms and methods to manufacture golf bag bottoms are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 9242153
    Abstract: A golf bag includes at least one pouch for containing at least two golf clubs, each club having a shaft of length Lcg, a cross-section having an area of a given value, and a club head secured to one end of the shaft, the pouch being of oblong shape defined along a longitudinal axis and including a bottom and an opening situated at the end of the pouch remote from the bottom, substantially centered on the axis, the opening having a rim of given shape and an area greater than the sum of the two areas of the cross-sections of the two shafts, the depth of the pouch defined along the axis from the opening having a value that is not less than Lcg; a bearing surface; and elements for mounting the bearing surface in the pouch at a distance from the opening that is less than the value Lcg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: BAGOLF Limited
    Inventor: Bertrand Jacquelot
  • Patent number: 9033146
    Abstract: Embodiments of a loop clip used with a golf bag and methods to manufacture a golf bag are generally described herein. Other embodiments of the loop clip may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Karston Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Higdon, James D. Martell
  • Patent number: 9010559
    Abstract: A collapsible protective case for surfboards, musical instruments, or other large objects, including a housing having a rigid, impact-resistant outer surface, the housing being formed from a multiplicity of adjoining subsections that are selectively configurable between expanded and intermediate transport positions and a collapsed storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: David A. Boyles
  • Patent number: 8991598
    Abstract: A system for storing a device having an elongated shaft and a shank portion. The system having a body portion and a cover portion. The body portion having a sidewall portion defining an opening there-through. The cover portion having a generally open-ring shape. The cover portion having an open position and a closed position, where the cover portion closes at least a portion of the opening when in the closed position, and where the cover portion is spaced apart from the opening when in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Casey C. Whitworth
  • Publication number: 20150076017
    Abstract: A golf bag including a body defining a housing adapted to receive one or more golf clubs, and extending between a bottom portion and a top portion. The golf bag further includes an attachment mechanism coupled to the body, and configured to secure a first portion of a towel. An auxiliary attachment mechanism is coupled to the body. The auxiliary attachment mechanism is configured to support a second portion of a towel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Olly Eades, Brian J. McGuire
  • Publication number: 20150068932
    Abstract: Provided is a golf bag including a mobile device cradle. The golf bag is equipped with a device cradle which secures a mobile device capable of videotaping, and a fixed plate the first part of which is attached to the golf bag and the second part on which the device cradle is fixed to expose the above-mentioned device cradle outside of the golf bag, so that a mobile device capable of videotaping can be cradled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jae-Ho LEE
  • Publication number: 20150014195
    Abstract: A short game bag for cooperating with a mother bag is disclosed. The short game bag may have a tubular body enclosed at a bottom end and open at a top end; the tubular body having a outer side and an attachment side, wherein the outer side comprises a handle and an extendable set of at least two legs attached by a hinge proximal to the top end. Further, the attachment side has a fastening mechanism for attachment to a mother bag along a substantially longitudinal axis of the mother bag, wherein the short game bag can attach in a substantially parallel manner to the mother bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: KIWI GOLF, LLC
    Inventor: Glen Bowen
  • Patent number: 8919548
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system and methods to manufacture golf bags are generally described herein. Other embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Alex Cowan
  • Publication number: 20140360901
    Abstract: A golf bag clamp apparatus comprises an elongated body having front and back side members configured to conform to specific features of a surface of a golf bag. The clamp apparatus is an accessory that is added to golf bags to allow any golf bag to be safely and securely transported on any golf cart configuration. The clamp apparatus is molded so that the elongated body forms a member bent at an upper portion, with one or more curvatures in the elongated body to adhere to contours of a golf bag so that no damage occurs when the golf bag is secured to a golf cart. Angled portions of the front side have recessed cavities within which a strap assembly is coupled to the clamp apparatus to enable coupling of a golf bag to one or more fixed members of a golf cart. The strap assembly may also be adhered to one of the side members to enable coupling of a golf bag to the one or more fixed members of the golf cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: FREDERICK RAY LEWTER
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8905230
    Abstract: A golf bag having an internal strap channel is disclosed herein. The strap channel is affixed to a top collar, is located proximate a rear portion of the golf bag body, and extends from one side to the other side of the bag body. In some embodiments, the strap channel includes a center portion and two openings, which may further include rims made of rubber or another lightweight polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: Brian S. Smith
  • Patent number: 8893882
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for securing golf clubs stored in a golf bag so that their tendency to bounce and collide with one another, and thereby produce an undesirable chattering noise, is greatly reduced or eliminated while the golf bag is being carried. The system includes one or more lines or other extended items that make a serpentine path over the top of the golf bag, winding through the golf club shafts. One end of each of the one or more lines is attached to the carrying strap of the golf bag. When the golf bag carrying strap is raised to lift the golf bag off the ground for carrying, tension is placed on the lines and they are caused to retract, securing the clubs against the dividers so that they do not move around and collide with one another as the golf bag is being carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mark S. Hicks, Charles Scott Hicks
  • Publication number: 20140339110
    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: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: COBRA GOLF INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Peter L. Soracco, Ryan L. Roach
  • Patent number: 8887908
    Abstract: One embodiment of a golf bag base that securely seats the multi-sized grip ends of golf clubs within a golf bag for storage. The base is located at the bottom interior of a golf bag and has upon it a plurality of shaped partitions. Each partition is wider at its bottom end and extends upwardly and inwardly at an angle to terminate at a narrower apex end. The partitions define volumes of space between each set of adjacent partitions that are sized for both narrow and wide diameter golf club grip ends. The surfaces of the partitions frictionally secure and release the grip ends of the golf clubs with a simple twist by the user. The apex end of each partition has a rigidly flexible deflecting tip that helps to guide a golf club grip end to an adjacent available empty space within the storage base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Sugarek, Alan Sugarek
  • Patent number: 8869981
    Abstract: A golf bag having adjustable dividers is disclosed herein. The golf bag of the present invention allows a user to arrange the adjustable dividers to create the size, configuration, and number of golf club compartments desired by the user. The dividers of the present invention are composed of interlocking, structural material to prevent golf clubs from getting tangled within the golf bag, and are assembled into an adjustable divider cartridge comprising a base retainer that is inserted into a golf bag. Once the divider cartridge is disposed within the golf bag, top retainers are added to retain the divider cartridge and prevent it from moving around within the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Larry G. Tang, David W. Cary, Hector D. Santana
  • Publication number: 20140312056
    Abstract: A golf bag includes at least one pouch for containing at least two golf clubs, each club having a shaft of length Lcg, a cross-section having an area of a given value, and a club head secured to one end of the shaft, the pouch being of oblong shape defined along a longitudinal axis and including a bottom and an opening situated at the end of the pouch remote from the bottom, substantially centered on the axis, the opening having a rim of given shape and an area greater than the sum of the two areas of the cross-sections of the two shafts, the depth of the pouch defined along the axis from the opening having a value that is not less than Lcg; a bearing surface; and elements for mounting the bearing surface in the pouch at a distance from the opening that is less than the value Lcg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: BAGOLF Limited
    Inventor: Bertrand JACQUELOT
  • Patent number: 8827073
    Abstract: Golf bags may include a main compartment for holding golf clubs and a flip pocket attached with the golf bag body but movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The bag may further include: (a) a releasable connector system for releasably holding the flip pocket at the engaged position; (b) an anti-slip element for preventing movement of the golf bag body with respect to a securing strap; and/or (c) a divider to help keep the golf clubs separated from one another when stored in the main compartment. Optionally, an outer perimeter of the divider may be symmetric about a first axis extending in a front-to-rear direction, symmetric about a second axis extending in a side-to-side direction, and/or symmetric about a third axis extending in a top-to-bottom direction (when the golf bag is oriented in an upright manner). Methods of making and using such golf bags also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Heather L. Herron, Jeffrey W. Wear, Pierre A. Pactanac
  • Patent number: 8827072
    Abstract: Golf bags may include a main compartment for holding golf clubs and a flip pocket attached with the golf bag body but movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The bag may further include: (a) a releasable connector system for releasably holding the flip pocket at the engaged position; (b) an anti-slip element for preventing movement of the golf bag body with respect to a securing strap; and/or (c) a divider to help keep the golf clubs separated from one another when stored in the main compartment. Optionally, an outer perimeter of the divider may be symmetric about a first axis extending in a front-to-rear direction, symmetric about a second axis extending in a side-to-side direction, and/or symmetric about a third axis extending in a top-to-bottom direction (when the golf bag is oriented in an upright manner). Methods of making and using such golf bags also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Heather L. Herron, Jeffrey W. Wear, Pierre A. Pactanac
  • Patent number: 8807337
    Abstract: According to the invention, a golf bag is disclosed. The golf bag may include a frame and a removable cover. The frame may include a top member at a top most portion of the frame, and a bottom member at a bottom most portion of the frame. The removable cover may include a central portion, a first coupling member, and a second coupling member. The first coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a top of the central portion. The second coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a bottom of the central portion. The first coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a top most portion of the top member. The second coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a bottom most portion of the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: BarSix, LLC
    Inventor: David H. Barcik
  • Patent number: 8807336
    Abstract: A golf bag that includes a main bag and an accessory bag coupled to the main bag. The main bag is formed to include a bag-receiver chamber that is configured to accept the accessory bag. The accessory bag is coupled to the main bag by posts that engage a retention slots formed in the side walls of the bag-receiver chamber. The accessory bag is supported by the main bag and includes a foldable leg assembly that permits the accessory bag to be set up in a tripod configuration when separated from the main bag. The golf bag also includes a slot formed in the side walls of the main bag to allow the main bag to be secured to a golf cart by a retaining strap provided on the golf cart while still allowing the accessory bag to be separated from the main bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Mulligan 7, LLC
    Inventor: Robert McGuire
  • Publication number: 20140216962
    Abstract: Embodiments of a loop clip used with a golf bag and methods to manufacture a golf bag are generally described herein. Other embodiments of the loop clip may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KARSTEN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Higdon, James D. Martell
  • Publication number: 20140202898
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag bottoms and methods to manufacture golf bag bottoms are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 8739970
    Abstract: A mechanism cooperable with the stand mechanism in a stand golf bag secures the clubs in position when the bag is not on the ground and releases the clubs when the bag is set on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Kagen
  • Patent number: 8727114
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system and methods to manufacture golf bags are generally described herein. Other embodiments of golf bags with an extensible bag stand having a retention system may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, John H. Loudenslager, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Christopher E. Kalck, Alex Cowan
  • Patent number: 8668104
    Abstract: A collapsible protective case for surfboards, musical instruments, or other large asymmetrically shaped objects, including a housing having a rigid, impact-resistant outer surface, the housing being formed from a multiplicity of adjoining subsections that are selectively configurable between an expanded transport position and a collapsed storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: David A. Boyles
  • Publication number: 20140061076
    Abstract: A golf bag having an internal strap channel is disclosed herein. The strap channel is affixed to a top collar, is located proximate a rear portion of the golf bag body, and extends from one side to the other side of the bag body. In some embodiments, the strap channel includes a center portion and two openings, which may further include rims made of rubber or another lightweight polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140061075
    Abstract: A golf bag having one or more adjustable features is disclosed herein. In particular, the golf bag comprises a handle rotatable around an axis perpendicular to a vertical axis extending through the body of the golf bag, and may be fixed in place via a locking mechanism so that the handle maintains a desired angle with respect to the vertical axis. The handle of the present invention preferably is rotatably affixed to a collar or upper portion of the golf bag. The golf bag also comprises an external pocket that is removably affixed to an exterior surface of the golf bag with hook and loop fasteners and other attachment mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CALLAWAY GOLF COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Leposky, Catherine Batista, Bryan Tremble, Larry G. Tang
  • Patent number: 8657111
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag bottoms and methods to manufacture golf bag bottoms are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Publication number: 20140034527
    Abstract: Golf bag kits including various components that may be selected and assembled to provide a finished golf bag. An embodiment of the golf bag kit comprises a golf bag shell or a golf bag shell sub-assembly, a bottom member capable of being permanently connected to the bottom portion of the golf bag shell, and a top member comprising top connectors capable of being permanently connected to the top portion to the golf bag shell. The golf bag kit may be shipped to the customer, distributor, and/or retailer as separate components for assembly. The golf bag shell sub-assembly may include an enclosure, a top collar, a bottom collar and stays extending between the top collar and the bottom collar. Alternatively, the golf bag kit may include a golf bag shell sub-assembly, a top member sub-assembly and a bottom member. The components may be selected from a plurality of component configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: DYNAMIC BRANDS, LLC
    Inventor: Doug Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140034528
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward golf bags, golf bag top members and golf bag top member coverings. Golf bags typically comprise a top member that defines at least one aperture for receiving at least one golf club. The top member is covered by a flexible covering material to protect clubs from damage during use, transport, and storage. An embodiment of the golf bag top member comprises a peripheral structure and the flexible covering material, wherein the flexible covering material covers at least a portion of the peripheral structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: DYNAMIC BRANDS, LLC
    Inventor: Doug Anderson
  • Patent number: 8640866
    Abstract: A golf club holding assembly includes a panel that has a perimeter edge including top edge, a bottom edge, a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, a front side and a back side. A plurality of club pockets is attached to the front side. Each of the club pockets is vertically orientated and is laterally aligned with each other. The club pockets each have an upper end form an access opening configured to receive a golf club handle. The plurality of club pockets includes at most four club pockets and at least two club pockets. A coupler is attached to the panel and is configured to releasably secure the panel to a golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: William S. Dow
  • Patent number: 8616369
    Abstract: A golf bag is disclosed that includes base formed of a flexible material, such as a polymer foam material. The base is formed as a one-piece element, and the base may be flexible such that the golf bag is supportable in an upright position or an inclined position. A flexion line may be formed in the base to promote flexing or pivoting in a specific area, and wear elements may be added to an exterior surface of the base to impart wear-resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Campbell, Christopher H. Pearson, Randy Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20130341221
    Abstract: A golf bag is disclosed that includes base formed of a flexible material, such as a polymer foam material. The base is formed as a one-piece element, and the base may be flexible such that the golf bag is supportable in an upright position or an inclined position. A flexion line may be formed in the base to promote flexing or pivoting in a specific area, and wear elements may be added to an exterior surface of the base to impart wear-resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Derek Campbell, Christopher H. Pearson, Randy Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20130306504
    Abstract: A strap member includes a first primary strap including a first notch formed along its inner edge and a second primary strap includes a second notch formed along its inner edge, the first notch and second notch defining a recess in the strap member. An intersection point positioned within the recess is at an intersection of lines being one of collinear and tangential with portions of the inner edges of the first and second primary straps. An elastic member extends between the first primary strap and the second primary strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Wear, Heather Herron, Lee A. Dexheimer, Christopher H. Pearson
  • Patent number: 8573393
    Abstract: The examples provided describe a golf bag with a legged stand, and a golf bag collar assembly, each having a spring loaded leg cap hinge constructed to provide improved strength, reduced weight, strong holding force when the legs are closed, and a reduced retraction force when the legs are opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Eric V. Cole, Douglas W. Anderson, Maximiliano A. Lopez, Greg J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8561794
    Abstract: Devices for securing a junior golf bag to a golf cart and methods of use thereof are shown. A golf bag insert device and a tilted golf bag securing device each provide junior golfers to have better access to their clubs (both visually and physically) without worries of their clubs or bag becoming dislodged from the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Fredy Mize
  • Patent number: 8544642
    Abstract: Provided is a multipurpose golf club container that can be used as a golf club travel container, a carrying container, pull along cart, or can be easily mounted onto a powered golf cart. The multipurpose golf club container is comprised of multiple compartments that can be closed to provide a rain proof enclosure. The multipurpose golf club container in some embodiments has a rain cover that can be easily deployed to keep the golf club grips dry during play in foul weather. In addition, in some embodiments the multipurpose golf club container is designed to retain the golf clubs in the head down position, and club restraints allow for quick and easy removal and replacement of the golf clubs from the container in a lateral motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Frank Lytle, James B Eldon, III, David D McClanahan
  • Patent number: 8534458
    Abstract: According to the invention, a golf bag is disclosed. The golf bag may include a frame and a removable cover. The frame may include a top member at a top most portion of the frame, and a bottom member at a bottom most portion of the frame. The removable cover may include a central portion, a first coupling member, and a second coupling member. The first coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a top of the central portion. The second coupling member may be coupled with at least a portion of a bottom of the central portion. The first coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a top most portion of the top member. The second coupling member may be reversibly coupled with a bottom most portion of the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: David H. Barcik