Including Means For Maintaining Bag In Upright Position Patents (Class 206/315.7)
  • Patent number: 9925433
    Abstract: Golf clubs according to at least some example aspects of this disclosure may include a golf club head and a shaft configured to engage with the golf club head which includes a grip engaged with the shaft. Further, the golf club may include a monitoring device, which includes a sensor and a transmitter. Additionally, the monitoring device may be configured to determine data related to the characteristics of a golf swing. Further, the monitoring device may be configured to transmit the data related to the characteristics of a golf swing to a remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua M. Boggs, Philip J. Hatton, Brian Kammerer, Mario A. Lafortune, Michael Wallans, Robert M. Boyd, Jeffrey A. Hadden, Sherry L. Jones, Gregory S. Kramer, James H. Lua, John T. Stites, Douglas A. Thornton, Daniel F. Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 9700773
    Abstract: The present utility model discloses a removable golf bag, comprising a bag body portion, a main frame and a base portion, wherein the part between the bag body portion and the main frame is provided with an accessory frame A, the accessory frame A is connected with the bag body portion by way of stitching, and one round of the accessory frame A exposed to the upper end of the bag body portion is provided with a small hole A, a small hole B, a small hole C and a small hole for fixing the main frame, wherein the main frame is provided with a fastener A, a fastener B, a fastener C and a fastener D matching with the small hole A, the small hole B, the small hole C and the small hole D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Qiong Wang
  • Patent number: 9694264
    Abstract: Golf bag, comprising a front panel and a back panel having therebetween a bundle of shaft receptacles for therein receiving a golf club by the shaft thereof. Front and back panel are pivotably connected with each other at a bottom of the golf bag, and are adjustable relative to each other between a collapsed, substantially flat position in which front and back panel run substantially along each other, and a folded-out, substantially wedge-shaped position in which front and back panel diverge and in which between their free ends a presentation surface is located. The shaft receptacles terminate in the presentation surface and with mutual spacing are grouped in rows which nm along each other with an intermediate distance, so that golf clubs whose shaft is received in a shaft receptacle have their heads positioned on the presentation surface in rows spaced apart with an intermediate distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Bordeso B.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Leonardus Josef Bom
  • Patent number: 9669273
    Abstract: A golf bag is provided with a lower frame, an inner frame, two positioning support members, an upper frame, an outer support member and a cover. The two slots are provided at two opposite sides of the inner frame, the magnetic member is disposed on the inner surface of each of the slots, the first receiving cavities are formed on the lower frame, the magnetic end of the positioning support members are inserted in the slots and attracted by the magnetic members, and another end of the positioning support members are inserted in the first receiving cavities, all these arrangements contribute to strengthening the connection between the inner and lower frames, consequently stabilizing the structure of the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Lai
  • Publication number: 20150144513
    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: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: David H. Barcik
  • 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: 20140367287
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detachable golf bag, which is characterized by that: the support bars plugged between the upper frame and base of the golf bag comprise separately a first bar body, a second bar body and a coupling device; of which the coupling device can easily connect or disengage the first and second bar bodies to reduce the transportation space for the golf bag and also facilitate disassembly and assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: KAI-LUN CHENG
  • Patent number: 8910785
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag having a stabilization and reinforcement system and methods to manufacture such a golf bag are generally described herein. Other embodiments of a golf bag having a stabilization and reinforcement system including a first bracket engaged to a second bracket through a flexible rod may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: John H. Loudenslager
  • Publication number: 20140360902
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices for enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of golf bag supports and golf bag systems. Devices can comprise an elongated body having an axial cavity capable of accepting a leg of a golf bag support and attachment means capable of securably maintaining the axial cavity in a mated position with the leg. Devices can further comprise aesthetic and function elements and contours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Randal W. High
  • Patent number: 8833622
    Abstract: Dual-strap carrying assemblies and devices including such assemblies are provided herein. The carrying devices may be embodied in dual carrying strap golf bags that allow the bearer to more easily don and remove the bag. The secondary strap of the dual strap assembly is connected to the primary strap by a movable engagement assembly, such as an assembly that rotates to allow the secondary strap to more easily become within the reach of the bearer of the bag. In some embodiments, the movable engagement assembly may include a movement limiting device that prevents the secondary strap from moving too far out of the bearer's reach. The strap assemblies may be used in combination with a flexible base stand to make a self-standing carrying device that is easy to don and doff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Campbell, Christopher H. Pearson
  • 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: 20140224683
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, John H. Loudenslager, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Christopher E. Kalck, Alex Cowan
  • Publication number: 20140224684
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag support mechanisms are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also generally described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: John H. Loudenslager
  • Patent number: 8757373
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a kickstand assembly for a golf bag is disclosed, the kickstand assembly comprising: at least one stand leg for supporting the golf bag at an angle; an actuating mechanism coupled to the stand leg, the actuating mechanism causing to deploy the stand leg when the golf bag is positioned at an angle, wherein the actuating mechanism includes separable modular pieces that are removeably coupled to each other along a length of the actuating mechanism. The actuating mechanism of the kickstand assembly may also comprise: an elongated actuating member including a lever actuator, a stand leg actuating rod, and an actuator connector that couples a first end of the lever actuator to a first end of the stand leg actuating rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Golf Sales West, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Aubery, Richard Wood
  • Patent number: 8752798
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag support mechanisms are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also generally described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: John H. Loudenslager
  • 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: 8657168
    Abstract: Golf bags and other shoulder borne devices have strapping systems capable of converting between a single strap configuration and a double strap configuration. The strapping system includes two main straps. In the double strap configuration, the first strap member has three ends, each of which is attached to a location on the golf bag (or other structure), and the second strap member has one free end attached to the golf bag (or other structure) and one free end attached to a central area of the first strap member. When converting to the single strap configuration, the first strap member is removed from the golf bag (or other structure) completely, and the free end of the second strap member that was attached to the first strap member is removed therefrom and engaged with the golf bag (or other structure).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Wear, Heather L. Herron
  • Publication number: 20140034529
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag having a stabilization and reinforcement system with a flexible one-piece hinge and methods to manufacture such a golf bag are generally described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, John H. Loudenslager
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8590702
    Abstract: A base structure of a golf bag includes an upper frame, a lower frame, a base and a bag connected between the upper frame and the lower frame. The upper frame is provided with an outer support to support the bag and an auxiliary rod to support the outer support. The base and the lower frame have corresponding pivot holes for insertion a shaft. The lower frame and the base are pivotally connected. The lower frame can be turned an angle relative to the base. The base further has a front pivot hole for pivot connection of the auxiliary rod. The lower frame has a front oblique surface. When the bag is placed at an angle, the lower frame will be turned an angle and the front oblique surface of the lower frame leans against the base so that the golf bag is placed steady.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Wei Hung Lai
  • Publication number: 20130306505
    Abstract: A golf bag (1) is provided that includes a main bag portion, and an accessory bag portion (3). The accessory bag portion may be either placed within a socket portion of the main bag portion such that the main portion and the accessory bag portion are integrated (4) to form a golf bag, or removed from the socket portion to provide access to an accessory bag that is smaller than the golf bag. The accessory bag portion includes a handle (15); and the golf bag includes a lock mechanism (24) that is operable to automatically lock the accessory bag portion in place relative to the main bag portion, when the accessory bag portion is inserted into the socket portion, and wherein once locked in the socket portion, the locking mechanism enables a user to lift the golf bag using the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Walsh, Oliver Walsh
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130168273
    Abstract: A base structure of a golf bag includes an upper frame, a lower frame, a base and a bag connected between the upper frame and the lower frame. The upper frame is provided with an outer support to support the bag and an auxiliary rod to support the outer support. The base and the lower frame have corresponding pivot holes for insertion a shaft. The lower frame and the base are pivotally connected. The lower frame can be turned an angle relative to the base. The base further has a front pivot hole for pivot connection of the auxiliary rod. The lower frame has a front oblique surface. When the bag is placed at an angle, the lower frame will be turned an angle and the front oblique surface of the lower frame leans against the base so that the golf bag is placed steady.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Wei Hung Lai
  • Publication number: 20130032499
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag having a stabilization and reinforcement system and methods to manufacture such a golf bag are generally described herein. Other embodiments of a golf bag having a stabilization and reinforcement system including a first bracket engaged to a second bracket through a flexible rod may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: John H. Loudenslager
  • Patent number: 8365908
    Abstract: A golf bag has a cord, a bottom frame and a top frame. The bottom frame has a cover and a bottom cuff received therein. The bottom cuff is pivotally mounted to the cover and has a bevel surface, a lever holder and a lever received in the lever holder and tied to the cord. The top frame has a cord guide for guiding and branching the cord and two leg holders tied to two branches of the cord and abut against the cord guide. When the golf bag is tilted, the bevel surface rests on the cover, the cord is dragged down to pull and extend out the two leg holders to stand on the ground. As the cover stay intact when the bottom cuff tilts, the golf bag can stably stand and requires a simplified cord linking design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kun-Lin Shiao
  • Patent number: 8322585
    Abstract: Golf bags and other shoulder borne devices have strapping systems capable of converting between a single strap configuration and a double strap configuration. The strapping system includes two main straps. In the double strap configuration, the first strap member has three ends, each of which is attached to a location on the golf bag (or other structure), and the second strap member has one free end attached to the golf bag (or other structure) and one free end attached to a central area of the first strap member. When converting to the single strap configuration, the first strap member is removed from the golf bag (or other structure) completely, and the free end of the second strap member that was attached to the first strap member is removed therefrom and engaged with the golf bag (or other structure).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Heather L. Herron, Jeffrey W. Wear
  • Publication number: 20120279883
    Abstract: A golf stand bag includes top bag frame, a bottom bag frame, an inner bag frame hinged to the bottom bag frame and connected to the top bag frame with rod members, and support legs pivotally connected to the top bag frame and biasable to an extended position to support the golf stand bag in a tilted position when keeping the bottom bag frame firmly rested on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: WEI-HUNG LAI
  • Publication number: 20120267268
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag support mechanisms are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also generally described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: John H. Loudenslager
  • Publication number: 20120234707
    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: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Bob McGuire
  • Patent number: 8256610
    Abstract: A golf bag is provided including a carrying system having two members attached to a surface of the golf bag and arranged to form an “X” pattern. A casing is affixed to the golf bag and defines a recess in a surface of the golf bag. A stand system is mounted in the recess. The stand system includes a pair of attached pivotal members and a center rod assembly disposed between the pivotal members. The stand system further includes a spring mounted to an upper end of the center rod assembly, whereby compression and release of the spring cause the pivotal members to pivot between extended and retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dynamic Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Michas, Christopher Piedra
  • Patent number: 8201686
    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: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Bob McGuire
  • Patent number: 8186549
    Abstract: Dual-strap carrying assemblies and devices including such assemblies are provided herein. The carrying devices may be embodied in dual carrying strap golf bags that allow the bearer to more easily don and remove the bag. The secondary strap of the dual strap assembly is connected to the primary strap by a movable engagement assembly, such as an assembly that rotates to allow the secondary strap to more easily become within the reach of the bearer of the bag. In some embodiments, the movable engagement assembly may include a movement limiting device that prevents the secondary strap from moving too far out of the bearer's reach. The strap assemblies may be used in combination with a flexible base stand to make a self-standing carrying device that is easy to don and doff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Campbell, Christopher H. Pearson
  • Publication number: 20120111748
    Abstract: A golf bag that redistributes a large percentage of the bag's weight from a user's shoulders to their hips features a unique one-piece hip and lumbar support belt. The hip and lumbar support belt attaches to the golf bag in a variety of positions. The golf bag includes a base plate attached to the bag frame, the base plate having a series of spaced-apart receptacles designed to accommodate fasteners disposed on the lumbar support belt. By aligning the lumbar support belt and golf bag in a position to maximize comfort, and wearing the lumbar support belt, weight from the golf bag is transferred from the shoulders to the hips, improving posture, and easily adjustable to a variety of positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Pat Couchois, Les Oreck
  • Patent number: 8141705
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a golf bag assembly is disclosed, comprising: a golf bag body having a top opening and a bottom opening; a collar coupled along an inner surface of the golf bag body adjacent to the top opening, the collar having a plurality of pole receiving collar ends; a cuff coupled along an inner surface of the golf bag body adjacent to the bottom opening; a base member having a plurality of pole receiving base ends, the base member removeably coupled to the cuff; a top support removeably coupled to the collar; and a plurality of connecting poles that extend between the plurality of pole receiving base ends of the base member and the plurality of pole receiving collar ends of the collar thereby retaining the base member against the cuff and providing structural support to the golf bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Golf Sales West, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aubery, Richard Wood
  • Publication number: 20120055820
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, Kim K. Chau, Ruben E. Whitten, Alex Cowan
  • Patent number: 8123032
    Abstract: A golf stand bag has a rotate bottom base assembly, a supporting rod, a top frame, a body, two legs and an activating member. The rotate bottom base assembly has a rotate bottom base and a pivot bracket. The rotate bottom base has a bottom, a sidewall formed on the bottom and two pivot balls formed on the sidewall. The pivot bracket has two pivot members pivotally mounted respectively on the pivot balls. The supporting rod is mounted securely on the pivot bracket. The top frame is mounted on the supporting rod. The legs are mounted pivotally on the top frame. The activating rod is mounted on the rotate bottom base and connected to the legs. The pivot bracket mounted on the sidewall instead the bottom of the rotate bottom base prevent the legs of the golf stand bag from inadvertently extending out the legs when the golf stand bag leans against a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Kun-Lin Shiao
  • Publication number: 20110315578
    Abstract: A golf bag has a cord, a bottom frame and a top frame. The bottom frame has a cover and a bottom cuff received therein. The bottom cuff is pivotally mounted to the cover and has a bevel surface, a lever holder and a lever received in the lever holder and tied to the cord. The top frame has a cord guide for guiding and branching the cord and two leg holders tied to two branches of the cord and abut against the cord guide. When the golf bag is tilted, the bevel surface rests on the cover, the cord is dragged down to pull and extend out the two leg holders to stand on the ground. As the cover stay intact when the bottom cuff tilts, the golf bag can stably stand and requires a simplified cord linking design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kun-Lin Shiao
  • Publication number: 20110290683
    Abstract: A golf bag banner includes a flexible body movable between at least a first position and a second position and a connector mechanism to secure the flexible body to a movable leg of a golf bag. A fixture is provided to hold the banner along the length of leg. A golf bag is essentially a container to receive golf clubs therein. A stand mechanism can be connected to the container to provide a bag stand position and a retracted position. The bag banner can be fixed to the stand mechanism, e.g., connected between two legs of the stand mechanism. The bag banner can include a flexible body, e.g., a fabric, movable between at least the stand position and the retracted position and a connector system to secure the flexible body to the two legs. The bag banner can incorporate logos and other insignia that a manufacturer or golfer would like to display with his/her golf bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Randal High, Joel Buckley
  • Patent number: 8066119
    Abstract: Auxiliary golf club holder with three tubular members attached to each other by two side mounted pivot members. A top plate and bottom plate are hinged together at their front edge. The bottom plate is attached to the central tubular member. A rigid finger extends downwardly from the top plate. A locking handle is pivotably mounted to the bottom plate in a spring biased fashion. When the handle is rotated down, an extension tip at the top of the handle pushes the top plate up causing the finger to be pulled in so that it can frictionally engage the side wall of a standard golf bag and hold the auxiliary golf club holder onto the outside of the bag. The three tubes can be splayed out by the user to form a stable tripod configuration. A standard golf club can be safely and cleanly stored in each tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Doman
  • Publication number: 20110127183
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a multi-club holder device includes an adaptor configured to be selectively placed in and removed from an internal seat of a golf club holder device. The multi-club holder device is configured to carry a plurality of selected golf clubs from a full set of clubs. The system includes a golf club holder device and the multi-club holder device. The golf club holder device is configured to selectively hold and cradle a handle of a single putter in an internal seat such that the handle of the putter is in an upright orientation and selectively or alternately the adaptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Calvin M. Davis, JR.
  • Patent number: 7931141
    Abstract: A golf bag carrier includes a pivot adjusting unit, at least one strut pivotally coupled to the pivot adjusting unit and adjusted in an angle with respect to a ground by the pivot adjusting unit, at least one wheel coupled to a lower end of the strut to move the golf bag, a fixing plate to which the pivot adjusting unit having the strut and the wheel are fixed, a vertical bar that is fixedly installed on a central portion of the fixing plate, and a fixing unit that is installed on the golf bag to detachably fix the vertical bar on the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: King Tiger Corp.
    Inventor: Jung-Han Kim
  • Patent number: 7921995
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a golf bag structure. The main body of the structure includes a bag portion, a pulling portion and a receiving portion, wherein the pulling portion is provided on the side of the bag portion and the pulling portion includes a handle, a pulling lever and at least one wheel. The handle is assembled with the pulling lever. The wheel is provided at one end of the pulling lever and can be detached therefrom. Additionally, the receiving portion is provided at one end of the bag portion and can receive the detached wheel, thereby reducing the size of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Riidea Inc.
    Inventor: Wei-Te Kuo
  • Publication number: 20110073504
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a golf bag assembly is disclosed, comprising: a golf bag body having a top opening and a bottom opening; a collar coupled along an inner surface of the golf bag body adjacent to the top opening, the collar having a plurality of pole receiving collar ends; a cuff coupled along an inner surface of the golf bag body adjacent to the bottom opening; a base member having a plurality of pole receiving base ends, the base member removeably coupled to the cuff; a top support removeably coupled to the collar; and a plurality of connecting poles that extend between the plurality of pole receiving base ends of the base member and the plurality of pole receiving collar ends of the collar thereby retaining the base member against the cuff and providing structural support to the golf bag body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: GOLF SALES WEST
    Inventors: Jeffery Scott Aubery, Richard Wood
  • Publication number: 20110048986
    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: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Eric V. Cole, Douglas W. Anderson, Maximiliano A. Lopez, Greg J. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20110031142
    Abstract: A golf bag may include a body portion and a lid portion. The body portion may include an elongated cavity, a base, and an open end. The elongated cavity may be adapted to at least partially receive at least one golf club. The lid portion may be connected to the body portion and may be adapted to selectively cover the opening. The lid portion may include a club head cavity adapted to cooperate with the elongated cavity of the body portion. The lid portion may include a physical characteristic of a head of a character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: John Gerard Lindeman
  • Patent number: 7874425
    Abstract: A golf bag has an extensible stand which incorporates legs having a compound bend. The legs provide increased stability when deployed, without increasing the splay angle of the leg pivots. The compound bend in the legs also permits the legs to fold compactly against the golf bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Frank A. Quartarone, III, Brian J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 7870954
    Abstract: A golf bag has a partially collapsible side and a bag stand mounted to the partially collapsible side of the bag. The action of the partially collapsible side of the bag collapsing causes the bag stand to deploy. A circumferential stay is mounted to the partially collapsible side of the golf bag to prevent the body of the bag from folding inward as the partially collapsible side collapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Frank A. Quartarone, III