Golf Bag Patents (Class 206/315.3)
  • Patent number: 7686163
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include an ergonomic golf bag handle. Further embodiments of the present invention provide a golf bag including the ergonomic golf bag handle thereon. In one embodiment, the golf bag handle is integrated into a top divider section of the golf bag. In another embodiment, the golf bag handle is angled with respect to the golf bag. Embodiments of the present invention also include a method comprising integrating the golf bag handle into the top divider section of the golf bag. Yet further embodiments of the present invention provide a method of using a golf bag, including gripping the ergonomically-designed and comfortable golf bag handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: Frank I Teh Chang
  • Publication number: 20100072091
    Abstract: Embodiments of padded shoulder straps with reinforcing strip are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Frank A. Quartarone
  • Publication number: 20090314671
    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: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Publication number: 20090308767
    Abstract: An umbrella holder for a golf bag includes an elongate tube positionable within the golf bag and having an open top end and a bottom end. The elongate tube is substantially hollow from the bottom end to the top end. The top end of the elongate tube is configured for releasably retaining an umbrella in a generally upright orientation above the golf bag. A securement device is adapted for releasably connecting the elongate tube to the golf bag with the top end of the elongate tube accessible from exterior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Edward Brydon
  • Patent number: 7631763
    Abstract: A golf club reminder method includes providing a golf bag that has an upper edge. A plurality of golf clubs is positioned in the golf bag. A post has a bottom end and a top end. A flag is attached to the post adjacent to the top end of the post. The flag has indicia thereon indicating a reminder to verify all golf clubs are accounted for. A coupler is attached to the bottom end of the post. The post is attached to the golf bag adjacent to the upper edge with the coupler and the post extended upwardly from the golf bag. The post is thereby attached to the golf bag during a round of golf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: James D. Brown
  • Patent number: 7628270
    Abstract: An attachable golf bag has a hollow upper tube with a free upper end and a hollow lower tube with a free lower end. The attached golf bag has a pair of rods. The rods join the upper and lower tubes with a cloth cover. A leg assembly includes an upper support. The upper support is attached to the upper tube. A pair of legs have upper ends. The upper ends are pivotally secured to the upper support. The legs are adapted to move between a retracted orientation and an extended orientation. The attachable golf bag is adapted to releasably couple with a main golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Morris B. Davis
  • Publication number: 20090261004
    Abstract: A golf bag system, a golf bag having an image positioned thereon, and methods of forming and using the golf bag are provided. The system preferably includes a golf bag having a main bag body including an open end, a closed end, a club chamber positioned between the open and closed ends, an outer surface portion, and an image thereon positioned on the outer surface portion. The system can also include a memory having an image stored thereon, a controller to obtain the image and control printing, and a printing device. A method of forming images on a golf bag can include obtaining an image to be formed onto the golf bag and forming the image onto the golf bag. A method of using a golf bag having images thereon can include examining the golf bag, physically comparing an image on the golf bag with a known image associated with the alleged golf bag owner, determining ownership, and issuing the golf bag to the determined owner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: PICBags, L.P.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Davidson
  • Patent number: 7600637
    Abstract: A golf bag rain cover is used to cover a club opening of a golf bag so that the golfer's clubs can remain as dry as possible during play. The golf bag rain cover may comprise a one-piece shell being constructed of a water-resistant material which is held in a bonnet shape over the club opening by several extensible rods. The golfer simply reaches up and under the shell to retrieve or replace clubs. In alternate embodiments, the deployment of the rain cover can be adjusted to allow more or easier access to the clubs. Also in alternate embodiments, the rain cover may be stowed in a stowage element integral with the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: 2BD2, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard Victor Valdez, Michael Wayne Larson, Stephen Anthony Krippner
  • Patent number: 7568566
    Abstract: A magnetic fastening system for connecting a first member against a second member. The system includes a first flexible magnet longitudinally associated with at least a portion of an edge of the first member and a second flexible magnet longitudinally associated with at least a portion of an edge of the second member. The first and second flexible magnets are aligned to attract one another as the first and second members are moved into their connected position to then pull the first and second members into connecting contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Carlo D'Ambrosio
  • Publication number: 20090179058
    Abstract: A hip belt system (10) for a golf bag (14) is provided for transferring a portion of the weight of the bag (14) during carrying to the hips of the user by way of a hip belt member (12). The system (10) includes the belt member (12) and a longitudinally aligned sleeve (24) secured to the tubular body (16) of the golf bag (14). The belt member (12) includes a central portion (32) for extending through the sleeve (24) and a pair of tapered portions (34) extending respectively to a first belt end (28) and a second belt end (30). The belt ends (28 and 30) are provided with releasable fasteners (36 and 38) for mating with each other to provide for quick fastening and unfastening. Length adjusters (44) are provided on the belt ends in order to adjust the total length of the belt member (12) to fit the waist of the user. The belt member (12) is removable from the sleeve (24) for storage when the hip belt support is not desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Seth M. Enes
  • Publication number: 20090152144
    Abstract: A golf bag having a shoulder strap with a pocket for housing an electronic device such as an MP3 player, a radio, CD player, cassette player, and like devices. The shoulder strap includes a speaker, controls, and wiring to connect the electronic device to the speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Andrew B. Solheim
  • Patent number: 7526997
    Abstract: Methods of forming images on an outer surface of a golf bag are provided. A method can include the step of obtaining a photographic-type image to be formed onto a substantially flat side outer surface portion of a golf bag having a main bag body including an open end, a closed end, a club chamber positioned between the open and closed ends, and the substantially flat side outer surface portion. The method can also include controlling image production by sending the photographic-type image to a printer and activating at least one printer motor to form the photographic-type image onto the flat side outer surface portion of the golf bag, and printing the photographic-type image onto the substantially flat side outer surface portion of the golf bag so that the photographic-type image is readily visible and substantially permanently affixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Picbags, L.P.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Davidson
  • Publication number: 20090107863
    Abstract: A high-low adjustable lumber pad device for supporting a golf bag on the user's lower back is disclosed to includes a holder frame affixed to the golf bag and having a vertically extending coupling groove, and a lumber pad, which has a coupling bar vertically adjustably coupled to the coupling groove of the holder frame for supporting the holder frame and the golf bag on the lower part of the user's back stably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Patent number: 7500560
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a body having opposite upper and lower ends and a compartment therebetween configured to contain golf clubs, and a base ring enclosing the body proximate the lower end. A foot is coupled to the base, wherein the base ring is pivotably mounted to the foot adjacent an outer perimeter of the base. The base ring is movable over the foot between a standing position and an inclined position when the foot is located stationary on a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: TRG Accessories, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Jamie Kummerfeld
  • Publication number: 20090057177
    Abstract: A golf bag has a simple structure requiring a small number of components and a small number of processes so that a golf club put in a golf bag body can be prevented from being damaged caused by touching the exposed portions of the fasteners exposed inside of the golf bag body. The golf bag has portions of fasteners for fastening components of a golf bag body, and/or portions of fasteners for fastening accessories, such as a handle, a shoulder strap, a buckle, and trims, the golf bag body. Elastic projecting portions which protrude in exposed portions of the fasteners and/or in the vicinity of the exposed portions of the fasteners are provided inside of the golf bag body, and the projecting portions are higher than the exposed portions of the fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: KISAIKOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuro Hamamori
  • Publication number: 20090057178
    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: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 7481311
    Abstract: A golf bag for use with a golf cart including a center section and side sections. Golf clubs are held in the side sections, which are able to rotate, detach or both. The golf bag is easily strapped in a standard golf cart. Pockets and other accessory holders located on the center section are easily accessible when strapped to a cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventor: James A. Old
  • Publication number: 20090008204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a case product, and in particular, a combined golf equipment case that is easy to be conveyed and packaged. The combined golf equipment case comprises a cover and a base, which are connected by at least one detachable/combinable pivoting device provided on one side of the cover and the opposing side of the base. When the cover and the base are combined with the pivoting device, the cover can be lifted up from the base. When the cover and the base are separated by detaching the pivoting device, the cover, after detached and reversed, can be stacked on the inside of the base. At least one drawbolt lock for locking the cover and the base is provided on the other sides of the cover and the base that are opposite to the sides where the pivoting device is provided, so as to avoid unwittingly opening the cover and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Chung Yu YEN
  • Publication number: 20080302686
    Abstract: The golf bag provides a golf bag for carrying golf clubs, allowing the user to remove the golf clubs through a slot formed through a wall thereof, rather than through the conventional upper opening. The golf bag includes a base having upper and lower surfaces, with the lower surface being adapted for placement on the ground. An internal frame structure is mounted to the upper surface of the base, and the internal frame structure supports an external wall. The internal frame defines an open interior region for receiving at least one golf club, and an open upper end of the external wall communicates with the open interior region. The slot is formed through a front portion of the external wall, and extends from the open upper end to a central region of the external wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Tim J. Dylina, Lisa K. Dylina
  • Publication number: 20080296185
    Abstract: A dual golf bag combination (whole golf bag), consisting of a main golf bag coupled to an accessory golf bag. The female coupler is the top of the main bag and the male coupler is the top of the accessory bag. The coupling and uncoupling of the two bags is easy to accomplish multiple times during a round of golf. When coupled the two bags are well secured to each other and the whole bag can be carried during a round of golf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Oscar R. Polo
  • Publication number: 20080272015
    Abstract: This invention is a convertible golf club carry bag/golf cart bench mat. The device is a single unit that is easily converted from a bag to a mat and vice versa. In a folded, zipped position it may be utilized as a golf club carry bag. In an unfolded, unzipped position it may be utilized as a mat to place on a golf cart bench seat for comfort. To add or remove clubs, the zippers are opened partially or fully to gain access to the clubs, according to the golfer's preference. The mat is held in place on a golf cart by unzipped side openings surrounding the cart railings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Carol H. Ruhle
  • Patent number: 7431155
    Abstract: A caddie bag comprises a plurality of division plates provided within an opening frame inward fitted to an upper end opening of a body of the caddie bag, wherein the division plates are provided with right slope plates which are inclined to a lower right toward a back face side in accordance with extending in a rightward direction toward the back face side and left slope plates which are inclined to a lower left toward a back face side in accordance with extending in a leftward direction, outer ends of the right and left slope plates are connected to right and left side frames of the opening frames, and each of sectioned spaces divided by said right and left slope plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Mamiko Kadoya
  • Patent number: 7424950
    Abstract: A golf bag carrier includes a body and a golf club protection assembly. The body extends along a longitudinal axis and defines a cavity adapted to contain a golf bag with a set of golf clubs therein. The golf club protection assembly is adapted to protect the golf club shafts and the golf club heads. The protection assembly includes a helmet configured to extend over the top of the golf club heads and adapted to constrain the golf clubs from moving in a direction along the longitudinal axis, and a protective member configured to extend circumferentially around the golf bag and clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: TRG Accessories, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Burgess, Martha A. Lopacki
  • Publication number: 20080164165
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a first shoulder strap attached to the body of the golf bag at its upper end on a first side of the spinal axis of the body and at its lower end on the opposite second side of the spinal axis of the body. A second shoulder strap is attached to the body at its upper and lower ends on the sides opposite the first shoulder strap, so that the two shoulder straps cross each other over the spinal axis of the body. A strap guide assembly comprising an elastic cord is connected to an intermediate portion of the second shoulder strap to urge it toward the first side of the golf bag to prevent the second shoulder strap from falling away from the golfer as the golf bag is hoisted onto the golfer's shoulders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 7387226
    Abstract: A golf bag carrying system, in the form of a triple strap carrier, includes a first and a second strap secured to the golf bag to define first and second shoulder openings, respectively. The first strap second end and the second strap first end are attached to a first ring, and the second strap is led through a second ring at a central (second) location at a mid-portion of the bag. The other ends of the first and second straps are secured to the golf bag longitudinally on opposite sides of the second location at first and third locations, respectively. A third strap is attached to the first ring and to the bag at a fourth location below the third location. The mounts for securing the straps to the bag, and the straps themselves, preferably are selectively adjustable to balance the bag in single-shoulder and dual-shoulder carrying modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Izzo Golf Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Porter
  • Publication number: 20080135431
    Abstract: A bi-parting golf bag comprises a positioning body and two bi-parting movable brackets, wherein the bi-parting movable brackets are coupled with the positioning body via several hinges so that the bi-parting movable brackets are unfoldable. The positioning body has a bottom support on the bottom for supporting the weights of the bi-parting movable brackets. The positioning body and the bi-parting movable brackets have several insertion trenches longitudinally formed on the lateral insides for holding the golf clubs. The bi-parting movable brackets can be unfolded to expose the golf clubs completely so the golf clubs can be picked and placed easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Publication number: 20080105575
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for transporting, using and storing golf clubs and related accessories required to play golf, with: a) a base that provides fifteen individual compartments lined with material to protect club heads; connected to b) a three-tiered top with rubberized slots for individual club shaft containment; with c) individual flexible material bags attached to each top tier providing storage; with d) the ability to be attached to a standard two person motorized golf cart; with e) attachable wheels and an attachable handle that converts the carrier to a pull cart; with f) front and back rings available to attach a shoulder strap for carrying. This new concept of having the golf clubs outside the storage compartments provides increased storage, while providing orderly club storage and protection for each club head and shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Frank Everett Taylor
  • Patent number: 7357251
    Abstract: A top cuff for a golf bag that has an outer collar and two sets of arcuate dividers. The first set of arcuate dividers may be angled in a first downward direction relative to the top of the top cuff. The second set of arcuate dividers are angled in a downward direction that is opposite from the downward angled direction of the first set of arcuate dividers. Each arcuate divider from the second set intersects at least one arcuate divider from the first set of arcuate dividers along a central axis extending vertically through the top cuff. The downward angled direction of each of the arcuate dividers allows golf clubs, when placed within each compartment, to be carried away from the central portion of the top cuff and come to rest near the outer collar, thereby minimizing contact between golf clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Clint Vosloo, Andreas Kikidas
  • Patent number: 7350460
    Abstract: A golf bag system, a golf bag having an image positioned thereon, and methods of forming and using the golf bag are provided. The system preferably includes a golf bag having a main bag body including an open end, a closed end, a club chamber positioned between the open and closed ends, an outer surface portion, and an image thereon positioned on the outer surface portion. The system can also include a memory having an image stored thereon, a controller to obtain the image and control printing, and a printing device. A method of forming images on a golf bag can include obtaining an image to be formed onto the golf bag and forming the image onto the golf bag. A method of using a golf bag having images thereon can include examining the golf bag, physically comparing an image on the golf bag with a known image associated with the alleged golf bag owner, determining ownership, and issuing the golf bag to the determined owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Picbags, L.P.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Davidson
  • Patent number: 7337898
    Abstract: An improved golf bag that upon frontal opening promotes the pivoted gravitational falling and forward, limited angular displacement of a plurality of tiered racks adapted to receive and maintain stationary placement of a plurality of golf clubs therein, thereby providing convenient and organized frontal presentation and accessibility to a variety of golf clubs, and wherein the golf bag is adapted to be seated and secured to the rear of a golf cart without external harnesses or straps, thus permitting the bag to extend beyond the rear of golf cart and provide free frontal access to the contents thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Fred Lewter
  • Publication number: 20080023356
    Abstract: A golf bag and travel system for providing a multi-component, modular golf bag that enables golf clubs to be carried therein. The system includes a rigid inner body core and a plurality of modular, interchangeable, soft outer body members. The rigid inner body core includes a rigid top loop region, a rigid central loop region, a rigid bottom end, and a rigid belly region that connects the top loop region, the central loop region, and the bottom end. Each soft outer body member is selectively attachable to the top loop region, bottom end, and belly region of the inner body core, since each soft outer body member is shaped and sized to be selectively attachable to the correspondingly shaped and sized rigid inner body core. A cross-sectional area of the central loop region is smaller than a cross-sectional area of the top loop region, and a cross-sectional area of the central loop region is smaller than a cross-sectional area of the bottom end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: JETTISON PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Jacob S. Manaster, Chip W. Robertson, Isaac Manaster
  • Patent number: 7320401
    Abstract: In a golf club carrying system, a simple, attractive, sleeve-like, removable device for attaching to the exterior surface of a golf bag, for holding a golf club or other implement. The device is securely and removably attached externally to a golf bag. The device holds, isolates and protects an inverted golf club or other implement during a round in the game of golf, and the golf club or other implement is readily and conveniently accessible by a golfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventor: Edward H. Chandler
  • Patent number: 7306097
    Abstract: A golf bag having an integrated seating platform is provided. The golf bag comprises a generally tubular body for housing a plurality of golf clubs; a generally solid and flat platform sized and configured to support a seated golfer; a coupler that interconnects the tubular body to the platform; and at least one leg that extends from the platform to a ground support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Angelo Wohlwender
  • Publication number: 20070251844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf club heating bag, including a bag body, a club guide top plate mounted onto the top of the body, a fan and electric heating wires mounted onto the body, a power unit and linked switch connected with the fan and electric heating wires, the fan and electric heating wires are located at the two sides of the bottom of the bag body, and a fan hood with the air hole in it is embedded into the outer wall of the body at the outer side of the fan. With this kind of golf club heating bag, the fan and electric heating wires are located in the bag body, and a fan hood with the air hole in it is embedded into the outer wall of the body at the outer side of the fan, the electric heating wires are hot under the power, and the hot current is circulated in the bag body by the fan to heat and dry the club; it has a simple structure with property of energy saving and flexible operation and bring about a convenience for golf sport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventor: Stuart Reid
  • Patent number: 7287765
    Abstract: The sports bag assembly, which can accommodate the transportation and storage of sports equipment, entails a fully and permanently assembled integral transportation system comprising two or more wheels. The wheels can be deployed and retracted with a single mechanical movement, and may be stowed within the geometry of a traditional golf bag. The golf bag assembly will fit within the recessed areas of platforms attached to the rear of motorized carts; within conventional storage racks, lockers, and auto trunks typically found around golf courses and in residences; and within traditional golf travel cover containers or systems. The golf bag assembly also includes a ventilated club storage compartment, to facilitate the drying of grips, and drainage in the event of inclement weather. The golf bag assembly includes a support and suspension system that restrains the grip ends of clubs, thereby stabilizing and enhancing the protection of clubs during transport and play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Inventors: Howard L. Murphy, Thomas F. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7284659
    Abstract: A tube for accommodating a golf club is provided with internal structure to prevent rotation of the club and to centralize the club shaft. The structure to prevent rotation of the club is positioned in the passage near the bottom end of the tube. The structure to centralize the club shaft is positioned in the passage near the top end. A plurality of tubes so equipped can be provided in bundle form inside of the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventors: Steven L Sugarek, C. Alan Sugarek
  • Patent number: 7281628
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a bag body, a stand mounted on a side of the bag body, a plurality of tees mounted on an upper portion of the stand, and a plurality of sleeves each mounted on the mounting seat of the stand to support a respective one of the tees. Thus, each of the tees is clamped by the clamping pieces of each of the sleeves so that each of the tees is supported on the mounting seat of the stand rigidly and stably, thereby preventing the tees from being detached from the bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Wen-Chien Cheng
  • Publication number: 20070138223
    Abstract: A device for safely and efficiently transporting golf clubs on motorcycles wherein the golf bag is separable into two equal halves that are supported on opposite sides of the motorcycle for transport and are then secured together to form a single golf bag for use in the traditional manner to transport a plurality of golf clubs during the playing of golf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventor: Bret R. Brown
  • Patent number: 7232049
    Abstract: A hip support member for packs, bags and other articles including a pair of spaced-apart rigid arms adapted to engage the hips of the wearer of the pack, bag or article. A sleeve or shoulder associated with either the arms or the article secures the arms to the article. In one embodiment, the arms, shoulders and sleeve combine to define a generally U-shape frame adapted to be mounted to an article and wrap around the hips of the wearer. In another embodiment, the shoulders and/or sleeve are adjustable to adjust the width between the arms and the arms are rotatable about the article between disengaged and engaged positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Meyer Design Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean E. Meyer
  • Patent number: 7222733
    Abstract: A golf travel bag is disclosed which protects the golf clubs during travel and storage and which can be used in playing a round of golf. The golf bag includes a shell which is generally of parallelpiped shape. The top of the golf bag slants upwardly and is provided with stepped golf clubs dividers which include apertures for receiving golf clubs at the thread of each step. The golf bag includes pockets for carrying golf accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Young S. Kim
  • Patent number: 7216762
    Abstract: A club-bagging device includes a bag, a head frame and at least one lug. The head frame is installed on the bag. The lug is formed on the head frame. A shoulder strap may be attached to the lug. Alternatively, a hook connected with a towel may be engaged with lug. Alternatively, tees may be held on the lug. Alternatively, a tie may be attached to the lug for binding an umbrella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Chenterlun Inc
    Inventor: Changfu Chen
  • Patent number: 7213705
    Abstract: The present invention features a ergonomically designed and structured golf bag top and club separator. The golf bag top and club separator comprises a perimeter support member having integrally formed tiered sections both along its longitudinal and lateral axes, a wood complex, an iron complex located opposite from and offset below the wood complex, and a plurality of strategically placed dividers therein to provide vertical disposition and segregation of wood-type golf clubs. Through its unique design, the present invention provides vertical segregation of the wood complex, thus providing optimal positioning, travel, access, and retrieval of golf clubs inserted and housed therein, as well as providing added protection of the clubs from one another. The wood complex is vertically segregated and positioned proximate or distal the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Ogio International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Pratt, Joseph W. Christensen, Scott Kendrick Warner, Jeffrey Alan Sheets
  • Patent number: 7198183
    Abstract: The invention herein relates to an adjustable dual straps structure allowing the user to comfortably back-carry a golf bag and mainly consists of two shoulder straps and two support straps. One end of the shoulder straps being buckled together while the other ends thereof are respectively tied to a golf bag. The buckled end of both shoulder straps holds a male buckle, while the buckled end of both support straps holds a female buckle. Each male buckle being fastened to corresponding female buckle, meanwhile both female buckles are fastened on each other. When carrying the golf bag, the user can adjust this angle according to his preference, turning both shoulder straps until they reach the angle where the golf bag can be most comfortably carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 7185665
    Abstract: An umbrella for use in a golf bag for protecting items stored in the golf bag, the umbrella comprising: a telescopic shaft including an upper sliding tube, and a lower support tube for slidingly receiving a portion of the upper sliding tube, the lower support tube having a ring fixed therearound; an inverted U-shaped clip fixed to the ring, the clip being capable of fastening to a golf bag; wherein a canopy comprises a first canopy having a substantially flat frame of concave disk-shaped portion and a second canopy having a substantially vertical frame of a truncated, hollow cone-shaped section so that the items within the golf bag are covered by the canopy when the shaft is retracted and the clip is secured to the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Ching-Chuan You
  • Patent number: 7152524
    Abstract: A golf bag system, a golf bag having an image positioned thereon, and methods of forming and using the golf bag are provided. The system preferably includes a golf bag having a main bag body including an open end, a closed end, a club chamber positioned between the open and closed ends, an outer surface portion, and an image thereon positioned on the outer surface portion. The system can also include a memory having an image stored thereon, a controller to obtain the image and control printing, and a printing device. A method of forming images on a golf bag can include obtaining an image to be formed onto the golf bag and forming the image onto the golf bag. A method of using a golf bag having images thereon can include examining the golf bag, physically comparing an image on the golf bag with a known image associated with the alleged golf bag owner, determining ownership, and issuing the golf bag to the determined owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Picbags, L.P.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Davidson
  • Patent number: 7131534
    Abstract: A golf bag and strap system for supporting a golf bag, having a central hub including a number of arms. Each arm has at least one attachment point to which straps are connected. The arms include upper arms and lower arms, and upper straps are attached to the upper arms, and lower straps are attached to the lower arms. Each attachment point preferably includes a D-ring. The central hub also preferably includes a padded portion having a raised portion which acts as a center of rotation for movement of the central hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth M. Enes
  • Patent number: 7124887
    Abstract: Briefly, one preferred embodiment of the present invention (10) is an extension handle (26) for a golf bag (12) having a top opening (19), and carrying straps (22). The extension handle (26) includes one or more brackets (28) attached to the golf bag (12) near the top opening (19), the brackets (28) having attachment points (48) for attachment of the golf bag straps (22), these attachment points (48) extending beyond the top opening (19) of the bag (12). The extension handle (26) includes a handle (36) attached to the bracket or brackets (28). Also a golf bag (10) having an extension handle (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: 7124886
    Abstract: The invention is a golf club holder. The golf club holder comprises of at least one flute coupled to a golf club support via a generally horizontal arm. The flute has an inner surface that has at least one magnet to secure a golf club shaft within the flute. The flute is any structure that accepts a golf club shaft. The golf club support is any structure that is adapted to hold a golf club head and that prevents a golf club head from chaffing and scratching against another golf club or other items found in the golf club bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: David C. Heidenreich
  • Patent number: 7124888
    Abstract: A golf bag rain cover is used to cover a club opening of a golf bag so that the golfer's clubs can remain as dry as possible during play. The golf bag rain cover may comprise a one-piece shell being constructed of a water-resistant material which is held in a bonnet shape over the club opening by several extensible rods. The golfer simply reaches up and under the shell to retrieve or replace clubs. In alternate embodiments, the deployment of the rain cover can be adjusted to allow more or easier access to the clubs. Also in alternate embodiments, the rain cover may be stowed in a stowage element integral with the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventors: Leonard Victor Valdez, Michael Wayne Larson, Stephen Anthony Krippner
  • Patent number: 7111731
    Abstract: A pocket closure device for facilitating retention of and access to items placed in a pocket. Specifically, certain embodiments of the present invention comprise an elongate resilient member disposed along a pocket and attached to a front panel of the pocket and to an outer surface of a bag. The elongate resilient member acts to bias the front panel against the outer surface of the bag such that the panel may be quickly and effectively accessed in a single movement. The biased nature of the front panel of the pocket also enables quick and automatic closure of the pocket to secure pocket contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Ogio International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Pratt, Scott Kendrick Warner, Joseph W. Christensen