Golf Bag Patents (Class 206/315.3)
  • Patent number: 7090075
    Abstract: The subject invention relates generally to a golf bag which can be used to carry one or more golf clubs and/or other golf related items. The subject golf bag can be attached to a standard golf bag, for example mounted to a golf cart. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention pertains to a collapsible golf bag which can be significantly reduced in size when not in use, allowing the collapsible golf bag to be carried or stored in a smaller space such as a tote bag or pocket on another golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventor: Nicasio I. Rocha
  • Patent number: 7080732
    Abstract: A bag for golf clubs, of the type comprising an enclosure (1) for containing the clubs (2), a substantially rigid support structure (4) with, fixed thereto, members (5) for connecting wheels (6) to said enclosure to enable the bag to be moved, and a handle (7) for dragging and guiding the bag, said connection members (5) being movable between a rest position (R) and an operative position (P) in which, respectively, the wheels lie in proximity to said enclosure (1) or are distanced from said enclosure, substantially rigid containing elements (4D) for at least partly housing the wheels (6) when these are in the rest position (R), and at least one substantially rigid base wall (4B) of said enclosure (1), and in which in order not to limit the capacity of said enclosure said protection elements (4D) are provided external to said enclosure (1) and said connection elements (5) and said enclosure (1) are shaped such that, when in the rest position (R), the connection elements (5) are positioned external to said encl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: Lorenzo Bonfanti
  • Patent number: 7077252
    Abstract: A travel cover for a golf bag and clubs includes an integrated suitcase portion with one or more compartments for packing articles of clothing therein. In a preferred embodiment, the suitcase portion is in the form of a garment bag that releasably attaches to an inside back panel of the travel cover. The garment bag can be removed from the travel cover for separate transport and use. In another embodiment, the suitcase portion is fabricated within the travel cover and includes a top panel which secures closed to separate the clothing compartments of the suitcase portion from the golf bag holding compartment. In still another embodiment, the suitcase portion is provided on the exterior top side of the travel cover and includes an independently secured cover panel which opens to permit access to the clothing compartments. In yet a further embodiment, the suitcase portion is a garment bag that releasably attaches to the exterior of the travel cover and is separable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Ricardo Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7077266
    Abstract: A travel enclosure for a golf bag has a support for the golf bag and a set of nested members arranged for telescopic movement with respect to each other and the support between remotely spaced positions disassociated from the support and at least partially enclosing positions in association with the support about the golf bag. One of the nested members being engaged with the support upon the telescopic movement of the nested members into their at least partially closing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Telebag, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory B Dietrich
  • Patent number: 7059504
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a body attached at one end thereof to a top member and at the other end thereof to a bottom member. A shoulder strap has an upper end located near the top member and a lower end located intermediate the top and bottom members. A mechanism urges the shoulder strap into a retracted position but allows movement of the shoulder strap from the retracted position into an extended position. The mechanism may include an elastic cord, an anchor connecting the elastic cord to the bottom member, and a ring connecting the elastic cord to an extension on the upper end of the shoulder strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Suggs
  • Patent number: 7059470
    Abstract: A removable golf sleeve that is easily coupled to and uncoupled from a golf bag. The sleeve is configured to hold one or more clubs easily and be easily transportable to and from the golf bag. The golf sleeve is formed as a durable, lightweight flexible bag having a highly visible collar, handle and loop. The bag is large enough to hold multiple golf clubs in such a way as to prevent water and dirt from accumulating on the grips, even if the sleeve is set down on wet or dirty ground. The golf sleeve has one or more attachment features used to releasably couple the removable golf sleeve to the interior or exterior of the golf bag. The removable golf sleeve may also be formed with an incorporated tripod stand that allows the collar to remain off the ground when the sleeve is uncoupled from the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Slankster Corporation
    Inventor: Donald William Slankster
  • Patent number: 7044298
    Abstract: A detachable and collapsible auxiliary golf bag for carrying an assortment of short irons, wedges and putters, which is attached to either a larger golf bag carrying a full assortment of golf clubs or to a golf cart, is used by a golfer who wishes to transport only the short game clubs to a golf green in the event golf carts are restricted to cart paths, or where transport of the full set of clubs to the green is unwanted due to the weight of the full set of clubs. The bag carries only those clubs which might be necessary to complete the hole from the location on or near the green, and allows the golfer to select the appropriate club once the shot is determined from the position of the ball, and also allows the golfer to select other clubs without returning to the main golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Nancy L. Pryst
  • Patent number: 7025202
    Abstract: Golf bag and locking club organizer in which a cover plate having openings for receiving the shafts of clubs and holding the clubs in a predetermined order is mounted to the top of the bag, with lock pieces pivotally suspended beneath the cover plate for swinging movement toward and away from the axes of the openings for blocking and permitting removal of the clubs from the bag, a lock plate engagable with the lock pieces and movable between first and second positions for selectively blocking or permitting movement of the lock pieces away from the axes of the openings, a lever connected to the lock plate and extending through an opening the cover plate for moving the lock plate between the first and second positions, and a lock bar movable into and out of engagement with the lock plate for retaining the lock plate in the position in which movement of the lock pieces away from the axes is blocked and the clubs cannot be removed from the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Club-lok B.V.
    Inventors: Holly Marie Jansen, Johnny Ray Shealy
  • Patent number: 7021459
    Abstract: A club organizer for a golf club carry bag, comprising a cover means adapted to fit across the opening of the golf club carry bag, the cover means having an arcuately shaped ridge member adapted to be supported along a portion of a rim defining the opening of the carry bag, the ridge member having a convex outer side wall and a concave inner side wall defining a concavity, and web means located within the concavity for rigidizing the ridge member by urging the ridge member against the rim, the ridge member being so inclined as to have an upper and a lower end and including a plurality of descending apertures for passing the shaft of each of the iron clubs therethrough and into the carry bag, each of the apertures including a groove formed through the outer side wall for locating the head of respective ones of the iron clubs so that, in accordance with the inclination of the ridge member, each of the apertures is at a different height to each other of the apertures whereby the head of each of the iron clubs ar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Joseph Anthony Puskaric
  • Patent number: 7014040
    Abstract: In a golf bag that includes a body with a top end and a bottom end, a throat structure is mounted in the top end of the body. The throat structure has a substantially ring shaped outer wall and a raised inner wall extending transversely of the body top end with its opposite ends connected to the outer wall. A first plurality of three divider walls extends between the inner and outer walls to define a first plurality of four individual compartments located along a back portion of the throat structure. Each compartment of the first plurality of individual compartments is adapted for receiving one wood-type golf club. A raised well is located along a front portion of the throat structure opposite the first plurality of individual compartments. The raised well is adapted for receiving a golf putter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, David L. Petersen, Roger J. Kleber, Derek W. Haines
  • Patent number: 6976580
    Abstract: A golf bag with a base having protrusion forming regions at a first section ranging from 30 to 60 degrees from a reference line, a second section ranging from 120 to 150 degrees from the reference line, a third section ranging from 210 to 240 degrees from the reference line, and a fourth section ranging from 300 to 330 degrees from the reference line. At each of the protrusion forming regions, one or more protrusions are formed to prevent the golf bag from rotating and falling over. A pair of tangents drawn from two of the protrusions in the front-rear direction and a pair of tangents drawn from two of the protrusions in the lateral direction pass outside of a base peripheral edge. Auxiliary protrusions may also be formed on the base at the positions of 90 degrees and 270 degrees from the reference line. All tangents linking the adjacent protrusions and all tangents linking the adjacent protrusion and auxiliary protrusion may pass outside of the base peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Okuyama, Satoshi Yoshida, Toshiya Horioka, Hidenobu Kuba
  • Patent number: 6966439
    Abstract: A multipurpose carrying bag folds in different formats for holding different size and shapes of objects, and includes a variety of pockets and fasteners for holding various things, primarily related to golfing or sporting equipment. The bag can be used as an open top golf bag, or it can be folded longitudinally with closed ends for use as a carry-on or support bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Alan M. Weleczki
  • Patent number: 6938762
    Abstract: A golf club bag is mainly composed of a base and a bag member, where in the base has a main member made of a flexible material having a bottom portion, a sidewall at a periphery of the bottom portion, a flexible section at the bottom portion and a fixed section and a movable section at opposite sides of the flexible section respectively, wherein the bottom portion is bendable along the flexible section, and a supporting device made of a material that harder than the main member, wherein the supporting device is surrounded by the bottom portion of the main member having a front section inside the fixed section, a rear section inside the movable section and a mid section between the front section and the rear section and inside the flexible section, wherein the mid section has a thickness thinner than the front section and the rear section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventor: Te Pin Cheng
  • Patent number: 6938763
    Abstract: A club-carrying apparatus includes a bag and a frame. The frame includes an annular element, a sternum-like element and at least one rib-like element. The annular element is attached to an upper portion of the bag. The sternum-like element extends from the annular element and includes a bone and a skin covering the bone. The rib-like element intersects the sternum-like element and includes a bone and a skin covering the bone. Each of two partitions includes a lower portion attached to the bag and an upper portion attached to the bone of the sternum-like element. Another partition includes a lower portion attached to the bag and an upper portion attached to the bone of the rib-like element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Chenterlon Inc.
    Inventor: Changfu Chen
  • Patent number: 6935496
    Abstract: A golf bag which can be easily assembled including a top collar member, a molded bottom end member, a flexible body interconnecting the top collar member and the bottom end member, a partitioning member and stays interconnecting the partitioning member and the bottom end member. The top collar member includes a border portion defining an aperture for receiving golf clubs, the partitioning member includes a substantially rigid grid structure for dividing the aperture into a plurality of sections, the partitioning member includes fasteners for engagement with corresponding fasteners on the top collar member, the partitioning member and the bottom end member include corresponding retention devices for receiving the stays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventors: I-Teh Chang, Mike Batten
  • Patent number: 6877604
    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: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Ogio International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Pratt, Joseph W. Christensen, Scott Kendrick Warner, Jeffrey Alan Sheets
  • Publication number: 20040238386
    Abstract: A golf club bag is mainly composed of a base and a bag member, where in the base has a main member made of a flexible material having a bottom portion, a sidewall at a periphery of the bottom portion, a flexible section at the bottom portion and a fixed section and a movable section at opposite sides of the flexible section respectively, wherein the bottom portion is bendable along the flexible section, and a supporting device made of a material that harder than the main member, wherein the supporting device is surrounded by the bottom portion of the main member having a front section inside the fixed section, a rear section inside the movable section and a mid section between the front section and the rear section and inside the flexible section, wherein the mid section has a thickness thinner than the front section and the rear section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Te-Pin Cheng
  • Publication number: 20040238387
    Abstract: The invention is an angle presentation golf bag that is used with a motorized golf cart in which the bag rests on the rear of the golf cart. The invention generally consists of a golf bag base, and a golf bag body. The golf bag base is coupled to the golf bag body at an angle. The contents of the golf bag are presented to a golfer in an angled presentation from the rear of a motorized golf cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: David C. Heidenreich
  • Publication number: 20040232016
    Abstract: A telescoping hard case for carrying a golf bag is provided. The hard case includes at least three container sections telescopically moveable between a retracted position and an expanded position, including a bottom section, a middle section, and a top section, wherein the top section slidably nests within the middle section and the middle section slidably nests within the bottom section in the retracted position; and wherein the container sections abut along adjacent edges in the extended position so that a top edge of the bottom section abuts a bottom edge of the middle section, and a top edge of the middle section abuts the bottom edge of the top section. The hard case further includes stopping mechanism to prevent the container sections from becoming detached when in the expanded position and a releasable locking device for locking the container sections in the expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory B. Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20040226838
    Abstract: A golf bag accessory system for protecting the body and clothing of a person carrying a golf bag, comprising a pad with a cushioning, gripping first-side, and a low-friction, sliding second-side. The pad is attachable to the golf bag. The pad may comprise indicia, and indicia display business methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: John M. Griffith
  • Patent number: 6817469
    Abstract: An improved structure golf club bag support comprised of two clevis sections disposed at intervals apart, furthermore, at an outwardly oriented included angle on the appropriate positions of the upper lateral edges and bottom mount sides; support members, each top and bottom ends support members connected to the clevis sections, each support member consisting of a primary and secondary sub-member; a coupling fixture at the center portion having hinge tabs connected to a linkage hole in each secondary sub-member; a positioning torque spring, having a linearly projecting upper and lower tip that are situated against each primary and secondary sub-member. When the golf club bag is inclined at the two clevis sections, pressure exerted onto the secondary sub-members and directed outward against the primary sub-members, at which time, the primary and the secondary sub-members are articulated into a rigid pyramidical state that provides for stable support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Shu-Chin Chang
  • Publication number: 20040211687
    Abstract: The compact golf bag (1) incorporates a casing (2) of rigid material and houses on its interior, between its larger and smaller bases, an eccentric cylindrical chamber (6) which, on one side remains near the inside wall of the casing (2) and to which it is attached in at least two attachment points, whereas on the opposite side it remains separated from said wall and with which it defines an intermediate compartment. The casing (2) has an access aperture (7) coinciding with the compartment, provided with a collapsible cover (8) fixed to the casing (2) by means of joint members (9), said cover (8) being provided on its inside wall with pockets (10) which, in the closed position of the aperture (7), occupy the intermediate compartment. On the other hand, the locomotion means (4) and the drive means (5) attached to the casing (2) are collapsible, and are provided with a folding system (11). In addition, the bag comprises a collapsible body (16) with a seat (17) on its upper end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Roman Visos Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20040211688
    Abstract: The golf club organizer for a golf bag is a top collar for a golf bag that defines a web of compartments for inserting golf clubs into the bag which is designed to provide the user with improved club accessibility and improved golf club weight distribution when the golf bag is in the upright position. The compartments include a column of center compartments for inserting woods and a putter compartment directly in front of the compartments for the woods, and side compartments disposed on opposite sides of the column of center compartments providing improved accessibility to the irons as well as the putter when the golf bag is in use as a carry bag with a stand or a cart bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Doss
  • Publication number: 20040200746
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a body portion for receiving golf clubs, an upper case for supporting an upper end of the body portion, and a bottom case for supporting a lower end of the body portion and defining a bottom of the body portion. The bottom case is formed through a foam forming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: Pan-Gyu Kang
  • Publication number: 20040195124
    Abstract: A travel enclosure for a golf bag has a support for the golf bag and a set of nested members arranged for telescopic movement with respect to each other and the support between remotely spaced positions disassociated from the support and at least partially enclosing positions in association with the support about the golf bag. One of the nested members being engaged with the support upon the telescopic movement of the nested members into their at least partially closing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory B. Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20040195125
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a tube case having first and second sections wherein the open ends of the two sections can be slid together to provide a carrying case for elongated items, such as fishing rods, rifles, golf clubs, golf bags and the like. One section is smaller in cross-section than the other such that the closed end of that section can be inserted into the open end of the other section to provide a more compact assembly for storage and shipment. The sections of the tube case are designed so that a portion or an edge at the open end of the outer case abuts a shoulder on a latch plate or bracket on the other case to both provide a stop when the open ends of the two sections are placed together for carrying an article, and further to properly orient the ends of the two sections so that latches can be readily and simply engaged and latched to lock together the two sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: SKB Corporation
    Inventor: David B. Sanderson
  • Publication number: 20040182726
    Abstract: A golf bag having a bag body with a receiving space and a top portion and a bottom portion mounted on opposite ends of the bag body. A connecting unit including connecting members is mounted on an external surface of the bag body. A supporting unit having an adjustable length is located in the bag body. When the connecting members are coupled to each other and the length of the supporting unit is reduced, the external surface of the bag body is folded and the size of the golf bag is reduced. Therefore, the volume of the receiving space of the bag body can be adjusted according to articles to be received in the receiving space, and also the size of the golf bag can be adjusted for easy storage or carrying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: GRAD STAR RESOURCES LTD
    Inventor: Ma-Li Wang
  • Publication number: 20040178094
    Abstract: A golf bag (12) including a main body (14), a top opening (19), and a built-in stand (39). The built-in stand (39) includes a V-block (52), a pair of legs (42), which are pivotally connected to the V-block (52), and a collar (20) which surrounds a portion of the main body (14) of the bag (12) near the top opening (19), where the V-block (52) is integrally formed as part of the collar (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Publication number: 20040178093
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Eric W. Reimers
  • Patent number: 6786460
    Abstract: A combination carrying strap and support stand for a golf bag is used both for carrying the bag around a golf course, or as a stand for the bag when not being carried. The combination, having an open end and a closed end, utilizes a flexible strap section, attached to a pair of linear supports, the section capable of flexing in one direction only. The flexible strap section is made up of a series of identical link elements, a flexible bottom band, to which each link element bottom is contiguously affixed, and a flexible upper band, to which each link element is slideably attached. The upper band attaches to and activates a pair of support legs, attached to the flexible strap section at it lower end, which allows the bag to stand independently. A lower linear support which rotatably attaches to the golf bag allows the strap/stand to remain in either storage mode or operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: David Scott Kelly
  • Publication number: 20040163978
    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: January 13, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Bruce A. Davidson
  • Patent number: 6774792
    Abstract: A system for detecting the presence of individual golf clubs in a golf bag comprises a club monitoring device mountable in the interior of the golf bag that may include a pressure sensitive mat for positioning on the bottom of the interior of the golf club bag. The pressure sensitive mat may include pressure sensing apparatus for sensing pressure applied to the upper surface of the pressure sensitive mat by the weight of one or more golf clubs. A control unit assembly may be operatively coupled to the pressure sensing apparatus of the pressure sensitive mat for indicating when the pressure sensing apparatus senses a decrease in the pressure applied to the pressure sensitive mat by removal of a golf club from contact with the pressure sensitive mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Preston Williams
  • Patent number: 6763940
    Abstract: A sports bag is constructed to include a wheeled base frame, a soft bag body fixedly fastened to the wheeled base frame, the bag body having a top opening closed by the wheeled base frame, a bottom opening, a zipper extended from the top opening and the bottom opening, and a carrying handle, and two symmetrical rigid top shells fixedly fastened to the periphery of the top opening of the soft bag body and closed by a zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Allen Lai
  • Publication number: 20040134811
    Abstract: A sports bag is constructed to include a wheeled base frame, a soft bag body fixedly fastened to the wheeled base frame, the bag body having a top opening closed by the wheeled base frame, a bottom opening, a zipper extended from the top opening and the bottom opening, and a carrying handle, and two symmetrical rigid top shells fixedly fastened to the periphery of the top opening of the soft bag body and closed by a zipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Allen Lai
  • Patent number: 6758334
    Abstract: A full-sized golf bag of variable configuration having a detachable smaller golf bag that may be used to carry a small number of clubs to a remote chosen location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Kart-N-Kourse Golf, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Uner, Don Schuneman
  • Patent number: 6749062
    Abstract: A golf bag is comprised of a base bag including a tube having an open top and a closed bottom and a detachable overcoat; The overcoat surrounds the tube and is attached to it by a first zipper circumferentially attached to an upper portion of the tube, a second zipper circumferentially attached to a lower portion of the tube, and a third zipper attached to a vertical edge of the overcoat. The overcoat can be embroidered or screen printed, attached to the base bag, or detached from the base bag and another overcoat of a different color or style can be attached to the same base bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas William Meissner
  • Publication number: 20040108234
    Abstract: A golf bag is comprised of a base bag including a tube having an open top and a closed bottom and a detachable overcoat. The overcoat surrounds the tube and is attached to it by a first zipper circumferentially attached to an upper portion of the tube, a second zipper circumferentially attached to a lower portion of the tube, and a third zipper attached to a vertical edge of the overcoat. The overcoat can be embroidered or screen printed, attached to the base bag, or detached from the base bag and another overcoat of a different color or style can be attached to the same base bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas William Meissner
  • Patent number: 6736264
    Abstract: A golf bag has a body and a frame. The frame receiving the body includes a strut portion, a bottom connecting portion, a pressing member rotatably attached to the bottom connecting portion, a resilient member having one end connected to the pressing member, and a support member connected to the other end of the resilient member and driven by being pressed via the resilient member by the pressing member. The pressing member is placed below a bottom curved portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 6726157
    Abstract: An automatically collapsible prop for propping a golf bag or the like is provided and includes a frame having a top and bottom part. A rack member is fixedly attached to the top part and includes a central guide rail formed between two side tooth members having a number of elongated parallel teeth. A slide mechanism includes a support part guided by the guide rail and a pair of pinion supports. Two pinions are rotatably mounted on the respective pinion supports of the slide mechanism so as to engage the respective side teeth. Two legs are respectively connected to the pinions. A lever rod is fastened to the slide mechanism with one end projecting upward through the support part of the slide mechanism. A coil spring is provided between the support part of the slide mechanism and the top part to normally push the slide mechanism downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Q-Boak Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyung-Bun Yoon
  • Patent number: 6726009
    Abstract: In a golf bag that includes a body with a top end and a bottom end, a throat structure is mounted in the top end of the body. The throat structure has a substantially ring shaped outer wall and a substantially ring shaped inner wall spaced inwardly from the outer wall. The inner wall defines a first compartment. First and second divider bars extend between the inner and outer walls and are arranged generally parallel to each other to define a second compartment on one side of the first compartment. Third and fourth divider bars extend between the inner and outer walls and are arranged generally parallel to each other to define a third compartment on the opposite side of the first compartment. The first compartment has a generally elliptical shape and is preferably sized to hold a plurality of golf clubs while the second and third compartments each have a generally square shape and are each preferably sized to hold a single golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan M. Larson, John A. Solheim
  • Publication number: 20040074791
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Fred Lewter
  • Publication number: 20040065569
    Abstract: A container for shipping golf equipment. The container includes a back panel, side panels, and a front panel which define the interior of the container. The interior includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The front panel is at least partially removable from the side panels to allow access to the interior of the container. An air bladder is affixed to the side panels within the upper portion of the interior. The air bladder includes a sealable fill stem through which the air bladder may be inflated. The inflated air bladder is used to substantially immobilize the golf equipment during shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: Roger Yang
  • Publication number: 20040055343
    Abstract: A golf club securing mechanism includes a rigid member and a flexible member. The flexible member is wovenly engaged with the rigid member to define one or more golf club holding regions between the flexible member and the rigid member. The flexible member can be manipulated to vary a size of the one or more golf club holding regions such that in a loose position a golf club can be positioned within one of the golf club holding regions and in a tightened position the golf club is tightly fixed between the rigid member and the flexible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Roger O. Mahre, Charles R. Halverson
  • Publication number: 20040050729
    Abstract: A bag for golf clubs, of the type comprising an enclosure (1) for containing the clubs (2), a substantially rigid support structure (4) with, fixed thereto, members (5) for connecting wheels (6) to said enclosure to enable the bag to be moved, and a handle (7) for dragging and guiding the bag, said connection members (5) being movable between a rest position (R) and an operative position (P) in which, respectively, the wheels lie in proximity to said enclosure (1) or are distanced from said enclosure, substantially rigid containing elements (4D) for at least partly housing the wheels (6) when these are in the rest position (R), and at least one substantially rigid base wall (4B) of said enclosure (1), and in which in order not to limit the capacity of said enclosure said protection elements (4D) are provided external to said enclosure (1) and said connection elements (5) and said enclosure (1) are shaped such that, when in the rest position (R), the connection elements (5) are positioned external to said encl
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Lorenzo Bonfanti
  • Patent number: 6702111
    Abstract: A golf iron head protector including a tubular member of cylindrical or polygonal shape to be inserted into the golf bag, nine or ten pipes for holding the shafts of nine or ten golf irons, said nine or ten pipes being fixed to the outer surface of the tubular member so that the axes of the pipes are oriented in parallel with the axis of the tubular member, and being fixed to the outer surface of the tubular member at predetermined intervals so as to be disposed in an approximately ring-shape in plan view, and nine or ten band shaped head supports for supporting the nine or ten golf iron heads so as not to bring them into contact with each other by clamping the golf iron heads to the tubular members, said head supports being provided to portions of the outer surface of the tubular member located obliquely above the nine or ten pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Shinzo Ueno
  • Publication number: 20040035728
    Abstract: A golf bag is provided which is utilized for easy transportation of golf paraphernalia. The golf bag comprises an enclosure for containing golf products having a top end and a bottom end. An opening exists at the top end for allowing access to the golf products. A base is located at the bottom end. At least one integrated wheel is coupled to the base for providing mobility to the golf bag. An extendable handle is coupled to the opening for providing maneuverability to the golf bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Charles M. Ortega
  • Publication number: 20040035729
    Abstract: A golf bag which can be easily assembled including a top collar member, a moulded bottom end member, a flexible body interconnecting the top collar member and the bottom end member, a partitioning member and stays interconnecting the partitioning member and the bottom end member. The top collar member includes a border portion defining an aperture for receiving golf clubs, the partitioning member includes a substantially rigid grid structure for dividing the aperture into a plurality of sections, the partitioning member includes fastening means for engagement with corresponding fastening means on said top collar member, the partitioning member and the bottom end member include corresponding retention means for receiving said stays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: I-Teh Chang, Mike Batten
  • Patent number: 6696950
    Abstract: A golf bag alarm provides notification of the lifting or moving of a golf bag, to the owner thereof who may be remotely located from the bag. The alarm includes a golf bag component which may be semi-permanently installed upon an existing golf bag, or permanently, integrally installed with a golf bag during bag manufacture. The golf bag component includes a weight actuated switch, an alarm transmitter, a receiver for remotely arming the alarm, and may also include an audio or visual alarm. The second component is carried by the golfer, and includes a transmitter for remotely arming and disarming the alarm system of the golf bag unit, a receiver for detecting an alarm signal from the golf bag unit, and an alarm. The system is valuable for the golfer who must leave his/her bag outside while visiting a golf clubhouse, course restaurant, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: C. Thomas Adolphson
  • Patent number: 6694575
    Abstract: A sports glove holder for allowing a glove to be attached comfortably and securely to the belt of a player. The sports glove holder has loops for attaching the holder to the belt of the player. A hook and loop fastener allows the glove to be removably attached to the holder. The hook and loop fastener is attached to a machine-pressed indent in the main body using a material specific adhesive. This allows the device to withstand the repetitive removal of the glove without fear of the hook and loop fastener coming loose. The sports glove holder can be color coordinated with the uniform or outfit worn by the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Richard M. Martin
  • Patent number: 6691866
    Abstract: A golf bag is provided with a dual strap carrying device designed so that the golf bag may be suspended from both shoulders. The golf bag is oriented transversely across the back of the wearer and includes a liquid refreshment pocket for holding a bottle in an upright position accessible to the hand of the wearer. For example, when worn by a right handed user, the bottle pocket, which is on top of or near the ball pocket is easily accessible to the wearer's left hand. The bottle will be held in an upright position adjacent the wearer's left side for right handed golfers, and may be reached by the left hand without difficulty. The bottle pocket is configured to tightly hold the bottle against the bag, such that the bottle is in an upright position when the bag is worn across the back. The bottle pocket could include vent holes for draining any condensation or other liquid which collects in the bottle pocket. The bottle pocket is sized to fit standard size bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Izzo Golf Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Klock