Golf Bag Patents (Class 248/96)
  • Patent number: 10124222
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag support mechanisms are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also generally described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: John H. Loudenslager
  • Patent number: 9423077
    Abstract: A cylinder caddy, adapted to a bottle with a neck, a bottom, and a center of gravity is provided. The caddy has a strap configured to affix circumferentially to the cylinder at a location higher than the center of gravity, and at least one axial strap configured to connect the strap. The caddy includes a handle with a first end pivotally attached to the upper strap, and a second end configured to detachably connect to the neck. In a first position, the handle is pivoted to allow the second end to be attached to the neck, thereby requiring the removal of a regulator, protecting the neck from dust and other particulates and allowing a user to safely carry the cylinder. In a second position, the handle is pivoted to allow the second end form a strut, thereby providing the user a more stable operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Ryan B. Adelman
  • Patent number: 9232671
    Abstract: An exemplary stand structure includes a base board, telescopic supporting rods, and a holding base. The supporting rods are retractable into the base board with the holding base detachably engaged on the base board. When the base board needs to be supported in a slanting orientation, the holding base is detached from the base board, the supporting rods depart from the base board, and the supporting rods are extended to lengths and locations at which the holding base is in a desired position to support the base board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhi-Jun Shi
  • Patent number: 9095193
    Abstract: The wheeled suitcase includes a storage compartment, a retractable handle extending from a top surface of the storage compartment, a pair of primary wheels extending from a bottom surface of the storage compartment, a panel pivotally attached to a lateral surface of the storage compartment at a first end, and an auxiliary wheel system pivotally secured to the lateral surface. The auxiliary wheel system includes a generally U-shaped frame, a fixed plate extending across the frame, and a pair of secondary wheels extending from a frame bottom. The fixed plate includes a plurality of grooves to releasably support a second end of the adjustable panel. The auxiliary wheel system can be secured in a plurality of adjustable positions to support the weight of the wheeled suitcase in varying inclined or tilted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Hanan Sherif Al-Hashemi, Seyed Ebrahim Esmaeili
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140353437
    Abstract: An adjustable frame structure for golf bag includes a body frame unit including a bottom frame having a plurality of upwardly extending and equiangularly spaced plug holes and a top frame having a plurality of downwardly extending and equiangularly spaced plug holes, the plug holes of the bottom frame and the top frame each defining an axially extending base passageway and a plurality of shadow axial passageways and deep axial passageways alternatively arranged around and disposed in communication with the axially extending base passageway, and connection rods selectively insertable with respective opposite ends thereof into the axially extending base passageway and the shadow axial passageways or deep axial passageways of the plug holes to connect the bottom frame and top frame of the body frame unit at one of a series of different heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing TAN
  • 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: 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: 8678326
    Abstract: A golf bag support for releasably retaining a golf bag having a longitudinal axis includes a base, a foot, and a pair of arms. The base has a bottom for contacting a surface. The foot is connected to the base and movable between a first position and a second position, the second position arranging the foot to stabilize the base on the surface. The pair of arms extends from the base. The arms are spaced from each other to define a seat sized to receive the golf bag. The arms are movable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Richard C. Vito
  • Patent number: 8657111
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag bottoms and methods to manufacture golf bag bottoms are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Anderson, Frank A. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 8590906
    Abstract: A golf bag dolly assembly attaches to the base of a golf bag to facilitate moving the golf bag. The assembly includes a base plate and a fixed wall coupled to and extending upwardly from the base plate. At least one arm is coupled to and extends from the fixed wall. A strap is coupled to and extends from the fixed wall and around the arm. The strap is configured for coupling the fixed wall and the arm in frictional engagement against a base of a golf bag whereby the base plate is coupled to the golf bag. A plurality of wheels is coupled to and extends from the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Carlos E. Sanchez
  • 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: 8500142
    Abstract: The present invention is may be used for attaching wheels to a golf bag. A bottom plate may have a side member attached at a first edge to extend upwardly. A strap of rigid material may be attached to the top surface of the bottom plate generally parallel to the first edge. A flat bar with an upwardly extending attachment member may be slidably inserted between the strap and the bottom plate to extend outwardly from a second edge that is opposed the first edge. A band of flexible material may be routed through a first band slot in the attachment member and a second band slot in the side member. An axle bracket with a rotatable axle with a wheel rotatably attached at each end is attached to the side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Eddie Rebai, Randall H. Barron
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120085666
    Abstract: A golf bag includes a housing having a side wall and a bottom wall and a strap receiver attached to the side wall. The strap receiver includes an outer wall connecting opposing receiver side walls, wherein the receiver side walls are attached to the golf bag. The strap receiver further includes first and second open ends formed by the outer wall and the receiver side walls and forming an opening perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the golf bag, wherein the opening is adapted for insertion of a strap therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Bob McGuire
  • Publication number: 20120074269
    Abstract: A golf bag support for releasably retaining a golf bag having a longitudinal axis includes a base, a foot, and a pair of arms. The base has a bottom for contacting a surface. The foot is connected to the base and movable between a first position and a second position, the second position arranging the foot to stabilize the base on the surface. The pair of arms extends from the base. The arms are spaced from each other to define a seat sized to receive the golf bag. The arms are movable relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Richard C. Vito
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8087622
    Abstract: A golf bag support for releasably retaining a golf bag having a longitudinal axis includes a base, a foot, and a pair of arms. The base has a bottom for contacting a surface. The foot is connected to the base and movable between a first position and a second position, the second position arranging the foot to stabilize the base on the surface. The pair of arms extends from the base. The arms are spaced from each other to define a seat sized to receive the golf bag. The arms are movable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Richard C. Vito
  • Patent number: 7935886
    Abstract: An adjustable variable ring for electrical junction boxes including a base frame having a guide tab; a sliding insert having a box shaped frame, the sliding insert being configured to slide in and out of the base frame. A ratchet mechanism having a ratchet plate on the base frame including a plurality of steps, and a ratchet spring installed on an inner wall of the box shaped frame including an angled end tab and an angled mid tab protruding from the box shaped frame for engaging one or more of the plurality of steps. The sliding insert is configured to slide in and out of the base frame by disengaging the mid tab from the one or more of the steps by pressing on the end tab, and locks in the base frame by engaging the mid tab with the one or more of the steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Orbit Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Afshin Jafari
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7832557
    Abstract: A golf bag for carrying a plurality of golf clubs in an organized fashion, comprising an elongated rigid or soft-sided container having a plurality of compartmentalized golf club receiving holes positioned partially around the perimeter of the top for holding the various golf clubs. A storage area comprised of a series of drawers or storage compartments are arranged vertically along one side of the golf bag wherein the golf club receiving compartments are positioned partially around the perimeter of the storage area. A pair of extendable stand-to legs and optional extensible handle and dolly may be further integrated into the design. A cart (either powered or manually pulled) may be securely attached to the bottom of the golf bag, wherein the drive means and battery are received within a central raised portion of the cart, complementary to a recess on the bottom of the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Jatin Amin
  • Patent number: 7802679
    Abstract: A golf bag having a bottom unit diagonally attached to an inclined end of an elongated bag body is disclosed. The golf bag includes a bag body having a lower end diagonally inclined rearwards and upwards. A bottom unit is attached along the diagonally inclined lower end of the bag body such that the bottom unit is diagonally inclined relative to the axis of the bag body, with a hook protrusion provided on the lower part of the outer surface of a rear part of the bottom unit. A front support rib is installed in a front part of the bag body such that the upper end of the front support rib is held in a rib support hole provided in the head of the bag body and the lower end of the front support rib is held in a rib support piece provided in the bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Jason Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Su Rhee
  • Patent number: 7789279
    Abstract: A golf bag supplementary arrangement includes a base frame affixed to the periphery of a golf bag and having two horizontal lugs arranged in parallel, and a retaining bar pivotally connected between the two horizontal lugs of the base frame and adapted for attaching to a part of the body of the person carrying the golf bag to prohibit vibration of the golf bag when the person carrying the golf bag is walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Publication number: 20100140891
    Abstract: A retaining device for retaining a golf bag on a cart unit includes a mounting seat and a pair of grip members. The mounting seat is connected to the cart unit and has a pair of pivot connection parts spaced apart from each other. Each of the grip members includes a grip arm and a pivot control unit for connecting pivotally the grip arm to a respective one of the pivot connection parts. The pivot control unit is configured for operation in a bag retaining state, in which the pivot control unit permits pivoting movement of the grip arm relative to the mounting seat toward the other one of the grip members for clamping the golf bag and in which the pivot control unit prevents pivoting movement of the grip arm relative to the mounting seat away from the other one of the grip members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: MACAUTO INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventor: Paul Lin
  • Patent number: 7717263
    Abstract: Portable container support systems are disclosed which include at least one re-closable enclosure which is operable to be coupled to the exterior of a portable container, and which has an integral support coupling adapted to receive supports used for supporting the portable container in a preferred orientation, such as a nearly vertical position for use as a rack for assembled articles. Various re-closable enclosures are disclosed which enable convenient deployment of support legs while providing protection for the supports when stowed for transport. The system may be used with a wide variety of portable containers, such as pool cue cases, golf bags, equipment bags, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Kirk Boyd Evans, Wayne Kirk Evans
  • Patent number: 7686164
    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: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Frank A. Quartarone, III, Brian J. McGuire
  • Publication number: 20100065693
    Abstract: A golf bag supplementary arrangement includes a base frame affixed to the periphery of a golf bag and having two horizontal lugs arranged in parallel, and a retaining bar pivotally connected between the two horizontal lugs of the base frame and adapted for attaching to a part of the body of the person carrying the golf bag to prohibit vibration of the golf bag when the person carrying the golf bag is walking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing TAN
  • Patent number: 7650990
    Abstract: A golf bag comprising a bag body, a support bracket and a tilting device. The bag body includes a top frame, a middle frame, a bottom frame, a plurality of support rod provided between the top frame and the middle frame and a joint block for stably coupling the middle frame and the bottom frame. The tilting device includes a fixed leg and a pair of steel wires extending therefrom. The fixed leg has a moveable shank therein, and a notch is formed in an inner side of the moveable shank. The moveable shank also has a support foot in a bottom thereof which can push the moveable shank to move up and down relative to the fixed leg. The middle frame has a ?-shaped frame which can disengage with the notch by the push of the moveable shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventor: Fuhsing Tan
  • Patent number: 7631755
    Abstract: An accessory golf bag stand is provided having a central rod with a pair of L-shaped anchors. The rod and the anchors are sharpened for embedding into the ground. A hook portion at an upper end of the rod provides means for carrying the stand and mounting on a mobile cart. A circular ring is attached to the rod. A golf bag can be attached to the central rod and ring. An optional detachable base member is provided to support the lower end of the golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Cindy Sanders
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7617931
    Abstract: A golf bag structure has a base, a post, a top frame, two leg assemblies and a cord. The base has a pivot bracket attached pivotally to the base and a cord guide. The post is attached to the pivot bracket. The top frame is attached to the post and has a divider and a cord passage defined through the divider. The leg assemblies are attached to the top frame, and each leg assembly has a pivot mount and a leg. The pivot mount is attached pivotally to the top frame. The leg is attached to the pivot mount. The cord extends through the cord guide and the cord passage in the top frame and is connected to the base and the pivot mounts of the leg assemblies. The leg assemblies keep articles such as golf clubs in the golf bag from falling out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Kun-Lin Shiao
  • Patent number: 7597224
    Abstract: A riding golf cart club holder for use on a golf cart. The golf clubs are placed in aligned gaskets and tubular structures which prevent the golf clubs from touching each other or rattling. When locked, the golf clubs cannot be unauthorizedly removed from the golf club holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Paul A. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20090212174
    Abstract: A golf bag stand system is described wherein the legs of the stand system deploy in an arcuate path. The arcuate path permits the legs of the golf bag stand system to be widely deployed to support the golf bag while minimizing entanglement issues during deployment and retraction. The arcuate deployment keeps the legs closer to the center line of the bag during a greater period of the deployment/retraction, with the sideward/outward movement of the legs occurring at the end of leg deployment and at the beginning of leg retraction. This may be achieved by hingedly connecting the legs to the golf bag with an axis of rotation that is inclined toward the center of the golf bag. The legs of the golf bag include a bend or jog that permits the inclined axis of rotation while keeping the legs close to the golf bag when in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Michael James Pratt, James Rocky Harris, Joseph W. Christensen, Jason Prigge, Kenneth Harris, Brandon Hefer, Aaron Brookhart
  • Patent number: 7549534
    Abstract: A system and method for caddying golf clubs to a green that includes an elongated container for holding at least two golf clubs such as a wedge and putter in two compartments where this container module can fit in, and normally be carried in a golf bag or attached to the outside of a golf bag. The container can optionally have one or more spikes located on the bottom for anchoring the module to the ground when in use, or it can have one or more folding legs. In some embodiments, the spike can be retracted when the system is carried in a golf bag. The foldable leg or legs can be held in a folded position against the container with a magnet. In addition, the container can be equipped with a lift-out strap to facilitate taking it out of the golf bag. The optionally spring-loaded spike can be controlled by a lever or activator located on the surface or top of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Brian E. Parpart
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7494009
    Abstract: A golf bag frame and an outer covering form a golf bag, and the golf bag frame has a base, multiple posts, a top frame and a leg assembly. The base has a bottom frame and foot attached pivotally to the bottom frame. The posts are attached to the bottom frame. The top frame is attached to the posts. The leg assembly is attached to the top frame and has a bracket, a pivot rod, a cord and two legs. The bracket is attached to the top frame. The pivot rod extends rotatably through the bracket, has two ends and comprises an activating lever and two springs. The activating lever is connected to the pivot rod. The springs mount around and bias the pivot rod. The cord is connected to the foot and the activating lever. The legs attach respectively to ends of the pivot rod and extend away from the body when the foot is pivoted to an inclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Kun-Lin Shiao
  • Patent number: 7445115
    Abstract: A golf bag base includes a base body, which has a bottom consisting of a sloping surface and a planar surface; a base case to enclose the base body, which comprising a side frame; a sliding shaft provided at a joint position between the sloping surface and the planar surface of the bottom of the base body; and two sliding grooves provided in two symmetrical positions of the side frame of the base case, and two ends of the sliding shaft are protruded from two sliding grooves, respectively. Thus, a largest possible contact area between the golf bag base and the ground can be achieved so as to ensure a stable placement of the golf bag. In addition, a more aesthetical and pleasing appearance can also be attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Publication number: 20080251653
    Abstract: A kit of elements for erecting a golf bag and a ground rollable support assembly therefor, comprising: a golf bag having a rigid support structure, a wheel structure, and a manoeuvring structure, wherein the wheel structure and the manoeuvring structure is releasably attachable to the support structure. An assembly of a golf bag and a ground rollable support structure comprising: a golf bag having a rigid support structure, a wheel structure, and a manoeuvring structure, wherein the wheel structure and the manoeuvring structure are releasably attached to the support structure. A collapsible wheel structure adapted to be attached to a mobile appliance, and comprising two supporting arms each of which has a folded and an unfolded configuration and each of the two supporting arms are individually attachable to the mobile appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: NORDICT A/S
    Inventor: George Manus
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7303070
    Abstract: A partitioned golf club bag (10) having a partitioned golf club insert (26) that includes an upper partitioned platform (28) having fourteen golf club bores (36). Each golf club bore (36) is marked with a number (86) that corresponds to the number of a particular golf club (170). Into each golf club bore (36) is inserted a golf club sleeve (78) that includes a vertical notch (82) that maintains each golf club (170) in an orderly, angular position. The golf club bag (10) also includes a shoulder harness (142), a plurality of utility pockets (158), and an articulated, combination golf bag stand and wheel assembly (90). The assembly (90) can be positioned to allow the golf club bag (12) to be placed in a stationary position or to be placed in a position that allows the golf club bag (12) to be pushed or pulled by means of a handle (156) that is attached to the golf club bag (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Kwangill Hong
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7261260
    Abstract: A golf bag bottom of the present invention includes a bottom base and a side frame. The bottom base has a transitional part; and the side frame is divided into two parts by the transitional part, and a notch is formed at a connection portion between the two parts of the side frame. The transitional part is formed on a ¼ position of the golf bag bottom along a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Fu-Hsing Tan
  • Patent number: 7229082
    Abstract: A hand operated conveyance for a golf bag comprising mating halves of a carrier having wheels on one portion of the carrier and a leg on the other portion with a tongue and slot platform positioned therebetween and a strap for securing the halves in an operative state. The mating halves of the carrier are slidably engaged forming a platform for a golf bag that is placed thereon whereupon an adjustable strap peripherally positioned on the carrier and held to each halve by threading through an eyelet and the strap having a clasp which is secured thereby releasably securing the carrier to the base of the golf bag. The interlocking pieces using a tongue and slot mating also have rails and tracks formed in the mating pieces for added stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Ralph H Wilmarth
  • Patent number: 7137602
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the support of an article provided as a single article of manufacture adapted to rest in the trunk or cargo area of a vehicle or any other flat surface. The single article of manufacture is able to be separated into at least two pieces that interlock to form the support that cradles the article at an angle such that the base of the article maintains contact with the floor of the vehicle while the top of the article is held in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Inventor: Gary Carpenter