Wheeled Golf Club Carriers Patents (Class 280/DIG6)
  • Patent number: 6161692
    Abstract: A Multi-Purpose Golf Bag includes a rigid storage tube for protecting golf clubs, and includes a number of smaller tubes sized to receive the golf club shafts. Each individual tube holds one golf club and keeps that club from banging and rattling against the other clubs. The Multi-Purpose Golf Bag also includes a rigid lid which may be securely fastened to the rigid storage body. The Multi-Purpose Golf Bag may also be equipped with a carrying strap and handles for carrying the Multi-Purpose Golf Bag. The Multi-Purpose Golf Bag may also include a removable wheel assembly and a removable storage bag which may be strapped to the Multi-Purpose Golf Bag during use, yet removed when traveling on an airplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventor: Hector Lizarraga
  • Patent number: 6152464
    Abstract: A locking mechanism of a foldable golf cart includes an elastic retainer cooperated with an engagement element provided on the upper portion of the support post of a golf cart to achieve an effective coupling through a simple operation. With this arrangement, the engagement between the parts will not loosen with ease. Thus the locking mechanism according to the invention can provide convenience in use and better stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Chin-Sung Ko
  • Patent number: 6152465
    Abstract: A foldable golf cart includes a chassis with a front wheel and two rear wheels connected thereto, two connecting frame members connecting the chassis and the handle, a foldable device at the junction of the connecting frame members and the handle so that the handle is foldable relative to the connecting frame members. The two connecting members are respectively connected to two sleeves mounted to the axle connected between the two rear wheels and each of the sleeves has a plate extending therefrom through which two apertures are defined. Two U-shaped brackets are connected to the axle and each has a pin movably extending therethrough which is insertable into either one of the two apertures of the plate corresponding thereto so as to position the connecting frame members in either the folded position or the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Shanq-Ching Shieh
  • Patent number: 6152540
    Abstract: A golf trolley has a wheel device, a wheel support frame, and a golf trolley wheel connection assembly disposed between the wheel device and the wheel support frame. The golf trolley wheel connection assembly has a fixed seat, a pressing block, a spring, and a blocking seat. The fixed seat has a sleeve, a shaft hole, and a through hole. The pressing block has a head, a bevel, and two legs. Each leg has a blocking end. The blocking seat has two arms and a through aperture. The pressing block is inserted in the sleeve. The spring is disposed between the legs. A rivet passes through the through hole and the through aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Forever Young Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Shen Lin
  • Patent number: 6152463
    Abstract: A handle mounting arrangement, which includes a coupling block fixedly fastened to the main rod member of a golf cart, a handle pivoted to the coupling block, and a spring member connected between the coupling block and a stop flange at the handle to absorb shocks transmitted from the main ground member of the golf cart to the handle upon movement of the golf cart on an uneven rod surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 6139047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a golf bag equipped with a detachable carrier 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: King Tiger Corp.
    Inventor: Jung Han Kim
  • Patent number: 6131917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a towing device for a golf trolley comprising longitudinal resilient linkage means. The linkage comprises a spring, a damper for the resilient portion, the remainder of the linkage being rigid, and means at one end of the linkage for pivotal attachment of the linkage to the bag-carrying part of the trolley. The towing device may be incorporated in the handle of a trolley or may be an accessory attachable to the trolley. The damper may comprise a piston-and-cylinder type damper which may contain air or other gas or oil or other hydraulic fluid. Embodiments using telescopic cylinders are also described. The extent of pivotal movement of the towing device relative to the bag-carrying part of the trolley is restricted by a flexible link or spring. The device may be attached to a belt or other item of clothing on the trunk of a user, and the trolley may have an auxiliary wheel fitted to the bottom of the bag-carrying part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventor: Paul Walsh
  • Patent number: 6126182
    Abstract: A wheel holder assembly and main shaft arrangement includes a main shaft made of a triangular section bar and having an upper bag cradle and a lower bag cradle for holding a golf bag, and a wheel holder assembly mounted on the main shaft to hold a pair of wheels, the wheel holder assembly including a mounting frame fastened to the main shaft, two wheel frames each holding a wheel, two pairs of legs respectively coupled between the mounting frame and the wheel frames at two opposite sides of the main shaft, and two links respectively pivotably connected between the legs and the upper bag cradle, the mounting frame having a hollow frame base with a triangular inner diameter sleeved onto the main shaft and fixedly secured thereto by fastening means and two substantially U-shaped coupling plates integral with the hollow frame base at two opposite sides, the main shaft having a first sloping side wall and a second sloping side wall joined at the top and a bottom side wall connected between the first sloping side w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 6126184
    Abstract: A golf cart handle adjusting device includes a fixing member, a sleeve and an elastic push member. The fixing member consists of a base portion and two wings extending in parallel from the base portion. The base portion fits around an upper end of a post rod, and the two wings have an upper slide rail and a bottom side rail parallel to each other and a plurality of U-shaped recesses behind the upper and the bottom slide rail. The sleeve fits around a handle rod, having a slide block at two sides to fit outside of the two wings. A torque spring is provided to push back the push member. When the elastic push member is pushed, the sleeve slides along the handle rod, with the engage rod portion changed to disengage from one pair of the U-shaped recesses to another, so the handle rod with the handle may be adjusted in its angle very quickly and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 6120053
    Abstract: A collapsible pushcart is provided having a collapsible frame that includes a base frame assembly, an upper frame assembly pivotally connected to the base frame assembly, and a front assembly pivotally connected to the base and upper frame assemblies. The upper frame assembly has an adjustable securing mechanism for securing upper portions of golf club bags of varying lengths to the upper frames assembly. The front frame assembly has a securing mechanism for securing a lower portion of a golf bag to the front frame assembly. Rear wheels are detachably connected to the base frame assembly and a front wheel is detachably attached to the front frame assembly. A release mechanism maintains the collapsible pushcart in a deployed position when the release mechanism is in a closed position. If the release mechanism is moved to an opened position, the collapsible pushcart transitions to a collapsed position via the pivot connections in response to a user moving the front frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventor: Dennis E. DeAngelis
  • Patent number: 6099020
    Abstract: A golf club cart includes two rear wheels, an axle combined with the rear wheels, a horizontal U-shaped frame combined with the axle at a rear end and with a bottom rod at a front end, an inverted U-shaped rod pivotally connected with the frame at a lower end and with a handle and a support rod at an upper end, a third wheel provided under a front end of the frame, and a shock-absorbing device consisting of a torque provided between the frame and the shaft of the third wheel. Then the third wheel is pressed by the torque spring to stand on the ground, with the frame raised up a little and let the bottom rod not touching the ground. The torque spring can absorb or reduce bumping and vibration caused by bumping grounds when the golf club cart is pushed along. Thus, the golf club cart has a simple structure, saving manual force and convenient to handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 6099024
    Abstract: A golf cart collapsible device includes a lock base provided on two parallel handle bars and on top of two parallel frame tubes. The lock base has a bar hole each at two ends for containing a spring and a first sleeve fixing around each handle bar, enabling the lock base move up and down for a limited distance along the handle bars. Each frame tube has a pivot base fixed on an upper end, and the pivot base has a center hole for a second sleeve to fit in. Each second sleeve has a guide surface communicating with the center hole. Each handle bar has a first end pivotally connected with the pivot base so that the two handle bars may be swung up for 180 from a collapsed position to an expanded position, with the lock base automatically pushed down by the springs to force its engage members fit in the second sleeves to lock the handle bars in the expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 6082756
    Abstract: A supporting frame structure including two supporting frames bilaterally connected between a bracket on a main rod member of a golf cart and two wheel holder frames, which each hold a wheel, each supporting frame formed of a first frame bar and a second frame bar pivotably connected in parallel between the bracket and one wheel holder frame, wherein the first frame of each supporting frame has a beveled peripheral side wall, the second frame bar of each supporting frame has a beveled peripheral side wall facing the beveled peripheral side wall of the corresponding first frame bar and spaced from the beveled peripheral side wall of the corresponding first frame bar by a gap; the beveled peripheral side walls of the first frame bars of the supporting frames are forced downwards into close contact with the beveled peripheral side walls of the respective second frame bars to support the golf cart on the wheels stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 6079718
    Abstract: A golf club cart collapsing device includes an upper support rod and a lower support rod pivotally connected to each other by means of a male and a female connector, two link members two upper connect rods, an intermediate connect rod, two lower connect rods, a H-shaped frame, two wheel hangers, and two wheels with a shaft combined together by means of pivotal connection. The golf club cart may be collapsed from a spread condition to a collapsed condition, forming a space between the two wheel hangers and the wheel shafts for an electric driving mechanism to be installed. When it is spread from the collapsed condition to the spread condition, it is automatically stabilized at the same time by engagement of the male and the female connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 6068270
    Abstract: A cart for carrying a golf bag is disclosed, comprising, one or two brackets 100 installed in a golf bag 1; a pair of insertion plates 200 detachably installed in the bracket(s) 100; a pair of bearing parts 300 installed in each of the insertion plates 200, each of the bearing parts 300 having a first bearing 310 and two second bearings 320, the second bearings 320 being located in both sides of the first bearing 310 at suitable intervals (T) and each having at least two keeping grooves 323 in the circumference of shaft holes 322 in the inside surfaces 321 thereof, two pairs of shafts 400 each having at least one keeping protrusion 411 which is selectively inserted in the keeping grooves 323 to limit the rotation of the shafts 400 selectively, each of the shafts 400 being rotatably supported between the first bearing 310 and each of the second bearings 320; and a pair of leg parts 500 each having a wheel 510 and at least one V-shaped leg 520 whose branched upper ends are pivotally connected to each of the sha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Korea Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung Han Kim
  • Patent number: 6068271
    Abstract: In a golf bag of the type having a generally tubular body, open at one end and including a rigid base portion enclosing the other end, an improved device is provided which includes a bore extending transversely through the rigid base portion, a divider portion adapted to substantially close the open end and including a plurality of holes which are adapted to receive for storage therein a shaft portion of a golf club, an axle adapted for insertion through the bore, a pair of wheels, each of which is removably attached to the axle on opposite ends of the bore, and a handle portion removably attached to the golf bag, proximate to the divider portion, for pulling the wheeled golf bag along the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: William Joseph Lustica
  • Patent number: 6059300
    Abstract: An auxiliary wheel holder includes a base frame secured to the main rod member of a golf cart at the bottom to hold a wheel axle and a pair of auxiliary wheels at two opposite ends of the wheel axle, enabling the golf cart to be moved on the ground when the golf cart is extended out, a locating plate fastened to two upright screw rods of the base frame by lock nuts and closely attached to the main rod member of the golf cart at the top to secure the base frame to the main rod member of the golf cart, and two beveled packing blocks respectively mounted on the upright screw rods of the base frame and engaged between the base frame and the bottom side wall of the main rod member of the golf cart to fix base frame in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 6059158
    Abstract: A scoring board mounting arrangement includes a mounting frame fixedly mounted on the main rod member of a golf cart, a scoring board covered with a hinged cover plate and having a front end pivoted to a front end of the mounting frame, a coupling member coupled between the scoring board and the mounting frame and moved between a first position where the scoring board is closely attached to the mounting frame, and a second position where the scoring board is lifted from the mounting frame and retained in a horizontal position, and retaining means provided at the mounting frame to hold the coupling member in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: New I-SO Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sen-Jung Hsu
  • Patent number: 6056301
    Abstract: A golf bag having retractable wheels and handle including a golf bag having a peripheral shell extending downwardly therefrom. The peripheral shell has an open lower end. A pair of wheels are retractably disposed within the peripheral shell of the golf bag in a closed orientation. A handle portion is provided having a T-shaped configuration defined by a lower vertical segment and an upper horizontal segment. The lower vertical segment is coupled with respect to the pair of wheels. A spring-locking mechanism selectively locks the handle portion with respect to the pair of wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventors: Michael Berliner, Mark Tabakin
  • Patent number: 6056369
    Abstract: A wheel shaft mounting arrangement, which includes a shaft holder securely mounted, on the framework of a golf cart to hold a shaft and a wheel on the shaft, wherein the shaft has an axial coupling hole and two transverse locating holes at a rectangular front end thereof; the shaft holder has an open chamber, which receives the rectangular front end of the shaft, a rectangular locating block disposed inside the open chamber which is fitted into the rectangular coupling hole at the shaft when the shaft is inserted into the open chamber, a hook hole at a back side wall thereof, a movable plate hinged to a fixed plate in the open chamber at a top side, the movable plate having a rectangular plug rod and a hook that are respectively engaged into one transverse locating hole at the shaft and the hook hole at the shaft holder to lock the shaft when the movable plate is closed on the open chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Lin
  • Patent number: 6050592
    Abstract: A combined golf bag and collapsible golf cart (10) comprising a golf bag assembly (12) for holding various golf clubs and supplies. A golf cart assembly (14) is permanently built into the golf bag assembly (12). A structure (16) is for moving the golf cart assembly (14) from a retracted position in which the golf cart assembly (14) nests against the golf bag assembly (12) to an extended position away from the golf bag assembly (12), so that the golf bag assembly (12) can be transported by the golf cart assembly (14) along the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: Hyung Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 6019324
    Abstract: A bag cradle includes a cradle body mounted on a rod member of a golf cart, the cradle body having an recessed horizontal top wall adapted to support a golf bag, and a strap fastened to the cradle body for securing a golf bag to the recessed horizontal top wall of the cradle body, wherein the cradle body has to two supporting arms respectively smoothly curved from two opposite ends of the recessed horizontal top wall for supporting a golf bag on the recessed horizontal top wall of the cradle body, the supporting arms each having an end notch; the strap has a first end fastened to a belt fitting at the end notch at one supporting arm, and a second end inserted through the end notch at the other supporting arm and secured in place by hook and loop materials thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 6017052
    Abstract: A folding collapsible frame assembly for a golf cart in which a locating block is pivotably mounted in an opening between two parallel walls of upper bag cradle being fixedly fastened to the front end of a main shaft, a spring is mounted in the opening in the upper bag cradle to support the locating block, a handle bracket is pivoted to the upper bag cradle to hold a handle bar and turned about an axis between a first position where the handle bracket is received in a receiving chamber in the upper bag cradle to hold the handle bar in longitudinal alignment with the main shaft and a locating flange of the handle bracket is forced into engagement with a locating groove on the locating block, and a second position where the locating flange of the handle bracket is disengaged from the locating groove of the locating block and the handle bracket is moved out of the receiving chamber and retained in parallel to the main shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 6000712
    Abstract: A folding collapsible golf cart includes a U-shaped base frame, a U-shaped upright frame pivoted to the base frame and turned between a horizontal position and a vertical position, a brace member pivoted to the base frame for supporting the upright frame in the vertical position, a U-shaped handle pivoted to the upright frame and turned between a first position where the handle and the upright frame are longitudinally aligned, and a second position where the handle is collapsed and closely attached to the upright frame, two front wheels and two rear wheels respectively mounted on the base frame and the upright for supporting the folding collapsible golf cart on the ground, a bottom golf bag cradle and a top golf bag cradle respectively mounted on the base frame and the upright frame for holding a golf cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: David Wu
  • Patent number: 5997105
    Abstract: A swift wheel locking device for a golf cart includes a wheel axle and a bracket member. The wheel axle has a small diameter portion with an annular groove for a locking member to lock or unlock the wheel axle with a solid portion of the bracket member by means of a control member movably fitted in and on the solid portion and extending a little out of a cap covering on the solid portion and keeping the locking member and the control member in place in and on the bracket member. A press portion of the control member extending out of the cap can be pressed to lock and unlock swiftly the locking member with and from the wheel axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Sports World Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Li Wu
  • Patent number: 5967543
    Abstract: A combined golf bag and cart includes a bag for housing golf clubs, and a collapsible wheel support structure attached to the bag. When the wheel support structure is extended, and a pair of wheels are attached thereto, the combined golf bag and cart is configured as a cart for being rolled around a golf course. The cart can be compacted and converted into a bag by detaching the wheels from the support structure, stacking them coaxially on a top opening of the bag, and collapsing the wheel support structure. When stacked, the lower wheel includes open opposite ends and spokes through which the clubs extend. The top wheel includes one open end through which the clubs extend, and a closed end that serves as a top closure, so that the clubs are completely enclosed by the bag and the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: John P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5957543
    Abstract: A golf cart wheel axle assembly having a holder plate connected to the frame of a golf cart to hold a wheel axle by a lock screw, wherein a rivet is fastened in a transversely extended rivet hole on the holder plate and peripherally engaged into an annular groove around a shoulder on the lock screw to stop the lock screw from an axial movement relative to the wheel axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Ching-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 5899284
    Abstract: A powered golf bag cart (10) including a frame assembly (20), a free wheel assembly (22), a drive wheel assembly (24), a power delivery assembly (26), a steering assembly (28), and a control assembly (30). For compact storage, the frame assembly (20) of the cart (10) has nestably collapsible base portion (32), central portion (34), and handle portion (36). The power delivery assembly (26) includes a drive motor (128) and a power train assembly (138) for rotatably motivating the drive wheel assembly (24). In this manner all control and motive force is applied via a single ground contacting surface in the drive wheel assembly (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Sun Mountain Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric W. Reimers, Franklyn R. Jones
  • Patent number: 5897129
    Abstract: A golf cart foot unit includes an upper rod and a lower rod combined together. The upper rod and the lower rod have the same structure wherein they have a plurality of projecting walls and plural grooves defined by the walls on their inner surfaces. The walls and the grooves of the upper rod fit with the grooves and the walls of the lower rod with substantial dimensions so that the foot unit has a considerable stability in operation of collapsing and spreading of the golf cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Sports World Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Li Wu
  • Patent number: 5879022
    Abstract: A device and method for converting a golf bag to a golf cart. The device has a hardside rectangular shaped main portion. The bottom is canted with a plate having a connector for a removable axle. The axle is locked but can be attached or removed as desired. The top has tubing for receiving the clubs, accessories, and the axle when detached from the connector. Wheels can be joined to the axle or else stored in internal storage compartments within the device. A cover having zippered access to the clubs extends above the device. When opened, the cover falls to the side, out of the way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Inventor: Harry D. Winton
  • Patent number: 5873147
    Abstract: A golf cart handle adapted to be gripped using one's hands includes a central portion adapted to be mounted on the golf cart and a pair of laterally disposed winged portions. Each of the winged portions is connected to the central portion at an angle such that each of the winged portions extends outwardly, upwardly and rearwardly of the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventor: Kurtis W. Hintz
  • Patent number: 5868247
    Abstract: The invention is a hard-shell convertible golf bag generally made of plastic and comprises a built-in extend and retract feature. The general structure is made of three major parts, a hard-shell front, a hard-shell back and a hard-shell headcover. The wheels may be retracted for shipping on an airliner, or carrying the bag on a golf cart, or extended to pull when walking on a golf course. A second handle is provided for pulling the folded golf bag on a smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Inventor: Gunter Schrader
  • Patent number: 5857684
    Abstract: A first frame member and a second frame member are pivotally joined at respective ends thereof for movement towards each other into a collapsed disposition and for movement away from each other into an erected condition wherein the members are at right angles to each other. One of the members supports to each of its sides an articulating wheel support and wheel and carries within its hollow a slide which is connected by pivots to each of said wheel supports and by pivoting straps to the other frame member so that when the frame members pivot apart the wheels move out and so that when the frame members pivot towards each other the wheels are drawn in so that the entire device assumes a collapsed condition. The frame members carry supports for a golf bag and may carry a battery tank (for a battery when the wheels are driven by motors that are battery powered) storage containers, seats, an umbrella stand and similar articles useful to a golfer. A number of wheel support configurations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Inventors: Gordon Liao, Alex Cheng
  • Patent number: 5839528
    Abstract: A detachable motorized wheel assembly for a golf cart has a support framework removably attachable to the rear section of a golf cart of the type having oppositely disposed and spaced apart wheels. The assembly includes a motor driven wheel positioned between and rearward of the spaced apart wheels of the golf cart. The assembly further includes a golf bag support device having a number of support loops. Each loop having a first section outwardly disposed from the top of the support framework. Each loop further having a second section disposed upwardly from the first section to form an obtuse angle between the first and second sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: John E. Lee
  • Patent number: 5836601
    Abstract: A collapsible golf bag cart including a seat and easily moved between collapsed and uncollapsed positions. The cart includes a bag support frame, a wheel support frame and a seat support frame. The support frames are pivotally secured to one another at three distinct joints to allow the cart to collapse and uncollapse in a single motion. One of the joints includes an offset hinge that swings to allow the cart collapse and uncollapse. The seat support frame is of a one-piece construction and rests directly upon the ground when the cart is uncollapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Pingree Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Walter T. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5829585
    Abstract: A golf club transportation device has an elongated tubular golf club bag which has an open top, a closed bottom, and an elongated substantially cylindrical golf club compartment. A support frame is rigidly fixed to the bag and includes a movable support mechanism to hold the bag substantially upright when the bottom of the bag engages a supporting surface. The support mechanism is movably secured to the support frame and is movable between an extended position holding the bag in an upright position, and a collapsed position generally parallel to the bag. A spring actuated control means is on the support frame and serves to move the support mechanism to an extended position when the bottom of the bag is out of engagement with a supporting surface. The wheels of the device are detachable so that the bag can use the support frame to hold it upright when the bag is in its carrying mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventors: David T. Kao, Theresa S. Kao
  • Patent number: 5799967
    Abstract: A golf trolley is provided which mainly comprises an upper plate, a lower plate, a main tube, and two wheel legs associated with wheels. The upper plate and the lower plate are fitted to the main tube to hold golf clubs and are removable. The wheel legs are pivotally associated with a lower holding block connected to a lower portion of the main tube and are operationally associated with a stopping bar and two leg proppers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Super-Tec Manufacturing
    Inventor: Liz Lin
  • Patent number: 5788261
    Abstract: A frame assembly for a golf cart, in which the side beams are coupled between two brackets on the main frame member of the frame assembly and two wheel holders, each side beam including a respective rigid rectangular tube having two extension portions at two opposite ends respectively inserted into a U-shaped frame of one brackets and a U-shaped frame of one wheel holder and pivoted thereto by a respective pivot bolt, and a rigid connecting rod inserted through the rigid rectangular tube, the rigid connecting rod having two opposite ends extended out of the rigid rectangular tube outside the extension portions and respectively inserted into a U-shaped frame of one brackets and a U-shaped frame of one wheel holder and pivoted thereto by a respective pivot bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Ching-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 5788254
    Abstract: A light weight, stowable golf cart powered by a pedaled drive train. An enclosed box frame supports three extra wide, non-pneumatic tires which are pedal powered through a push button controlled, multi-speed transmission and separate endless chain and belt drive linkages. A rear differential transfers drive power to split rear axles and the rear wheels to enhance maneuverability. Fabric fenders mount over the rear wheels. A fabric semi-recumbant seat and bag support adjust fore and aft along a railed track. A tiller handle mounts to a head tube containing pre-mounted bearings. Cable controlled front caliper brakes mount to a front fork and wheel. Foot controlled brakes operate through the multi-speed transmission. The cart disassembles for shipping, storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: John Davis
  • Patent number: 5765857
    Abstract: A collapsible golf trolley comprises a handle, a first rod, a second rod and a third rod. The handle and the first rod are connected by a coupling. The first rod and the second rod are connected by a first upper coupler and a first lower coupler. The second rod and the third rod are connected by a second upper coupler and a second lower coupler. A first round joint is disposed on the coupling. A second round joint is disposed between the first upper coupler and the first lower coupler. A third round joint is disposed between the second upper coupler and the second lower coupler. A first bracket is disposed on the second rod. A second bracket is disposed on the third rod. First and second wheel support frames are connected to the joint block. The first wheel support frame connects and supports a first wheel. The second wheel support frame connects and supports a second wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Fang-Jung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 5683195
    Abstract: A foldable frame assembly comprises a first frame, a second frame, a coupler, a hollow bracket, a ferrule, a hollow snap fastener, and a socket pipe. The socket pipe is disposed on the lower end of the first frame. The socket pipe has a plurality of round holes. A hollow press plate is fastened on the lower end of the first frame. The hollow press plate has a snap hole and a bevel. The ferrule is disposed on the hollow bracket. The hollow snap fastener is inserted in the ferrule. An elastic element is inserted in the hollow snap fastener. A hollow seat is inserted in the hollow bracket beneath the elastic element. The upper end of the second frame is inserted in the hollow seat. The coupler has a slot and two parallel lugs. A plurality of through holes are formed on the coupler. An upper portion of the second frame is inserted through the slot. The socket pipe is positioned between the parallel lugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Unique Product & Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gordon Liao
  • Patent number: 5671842
    Abstract: The golf club bag includes an elongated hollow bag body having an outer skin surrounding a central axis. A rigid base is provided for enclosing a lower end of the bag body. One or more rigid arm members are mounted to an upper portion of the bag body opposite from the lower end and securing structure is provided on a portion of the arm members spacedly offset from the bag body. The rigid arm members are attached to the bag body by means of a pivot joint for permitting the rigid arm members to pivot about a pivot axis, the pivot axis being transverse to the bag central axis. The bag has a rigid base which includes a chamfer formed thereon. The chamfer provides a stable support surface for maintaining the bag in a stationery position with the central axis offset from a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Inventor: Ronald P. Jaworski
  • Patent number: 5667239
    Abstract: A swing arm assembly is used as an adjustable balancing mechanism for the foldable telescope golf cart. The swing arm assembly adjusts the inclined position of the golf bag on the cart, and thus adjusts the center gravity location of the golf clubs. By selecting a proper length and rotational angle of the swing arm, it is possible to position the center gravity of the entire cart assembly in line with the center line of the wheels. As a result, the golf cart is maintained in a balanced position without imposing its weight upon the golfer, which reduces the effort and stress in pulling the cart, and makes the golf game more enjoyable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: David Yang
    Inventor: David Yang
  • Patent number: 5632496
    Abstract: A convertible golf bag having a club-receiving carry bag detachably securable to a staff bag component with a portion of the exterior of the carry bag forming a part of the exterior of the assembled bag. When secured together, the resulting bag has the appearance and convenience of a large staff bag. The carry bag may be used separately as a light-weight bag. Various accessories including a pull cart, rain cover and personalized panels may be incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Inventor: Alan F. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5622294
    Abstract: A golf cart towing device adaptable to the waist of a user that includes a belt, an adjusting ring, a buckle female portion, a buckle male portion, a tube, and an elastic strip. The belt has an outer surface, an inner surface, and first and second distal ends. The adjusting ring has an inner post and an outer post that defines a slot therebetween throughwhich the belt passes. The buckle female portion contains a slot through which the belt first distal end passes. The buckle male portion has a male portion body that contains an inner slot, an outer slot, and a partition. The belt second distal end passes through the buckle male portion inner slot, around the buckle male portion partition, through the buckle male portion outer slot, around the adjusting ring outer post and is secured therearound. The tube is horizontally positioned at the belt outer surface intermediate the belt first distal end and the belt second distal end and is movable therefrom. The tube removably receives the handle of a golf cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Robert E. Evans
    Inventor: Robert Evans
  • Patent number: 5586778
    Abstract: A collapsible golf cart includes elongated upper and lower frame parts which are slidable in relation to one another in the longitudinal direction, a support unit for supporting a golf bag on the upper and lower frame parts, and two legs. Each of the legs has an upper end that is connected pivotally to the lower end of the upper frame part so that the legs can be brought into a collapsed position, where the legs are inside and substantially parallel with each other and the upper and lower frame parts, and an opened out position, where the legs and the upper and lower frame parts are moved away from one another. Each of the legs further has a lower end which has a wheel suspension unit for bearing a removable wheel. The golf cart further includes a holding unit for holding the distance between the wheels constant and holding the distance between the wheels and the lower end of the lower frame part when the legs are in the opened out position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Eurogreen International Inc.
    Inventors: Leif Lindh, Kjell Lindh
  • Patent number: 5582419
    Abstract: A folding, portable golf cart that includes a folding frame assembly, a steering arm operatively connected to the frame assembly which can be rotated open to create a fully functioning golf cart, and a simple system of supports and linkages that connects and strengthens the main frame assembly and allows the folding, portable golf cart to be folded into a compact and portable condition. The folding, portable golf cart further includes a pair of removable side wheels and a front wheel that is fixed to the forward portion of the frame assembly, enabling the folding, portable golf cart to easily be pushed by a user while transporting a golf bag, golf clubs and associated equipment from location to location. The folding, portable golf cart includes a seat assembly for supporting the user when the cart is in the folded open position but is not being moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Nevada Bob's Pro Shop, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Lucia, S. Riley Schlueter
  • Patent number: 5582421
    Abstract: A golf cart including an upper rod with a handle grip, a pivot joint including an upper member, a lower member and a U-shaped rod, a lower rod locked into the pivot joint, a fixed seat including an integral body having a rectangular portion formed with a vertical opening for fixedly engaging a lower end of the lower rod, an axle member connected to the first and second levers and having a pivot seat on which there is a shaft, a reinforcing plate, and a cylindrical portion, and a supporting seat fixedly mounted on a lower end of the lower rod and having two webs with a threaded hole for engaging the lower rod, a horseshoe shaped receiving plate and a curved stop between the web and the receiving plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: John S. Liu
  • Patent number: 5582372
    Abstract: A folding collapsible golf cart frame assembly including a main shaft to hold two bag cradles, a handle bracket and a wheel holder bracket fixed to the main shaft, handle bar having a connecting block at one end pivoted to the handle bracket, two links pivotably connected between a wheel holder on the wheel holder bracket and the connecting block, a locating block fixed to the main shaft, a locking plate slidably mounted on the handle bar and having a retainer block for fastening to the locating block to hold the handle bar in the operative position, and two springs connected between the connecting block and the locking plate, wherein the handle bar has a stop rod inserted into a longitudinal sliding slot on the locking plate to limit the axial moving distance of the locking plate; the retainer block of the locking plate has retainer head with a hooked retaining portion and a sloping guide wall portion; the locating block has a stop wall for engagement with the retainer block of the locking plate, and a retai
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Ching-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 5579795
    Abstract: A golf cart sun shade and inclement weather protection device includes a support frame adapted for attachment to a golf cart and being convertible between a retracted position and an extended position and an elongated shade adapted for attachment to the support frame and being convertible between a collapsed condition and a deployed condition. The shade in the collapsed condition is unattached and removed from the support frame and in the deployed condition is releasably attachable to and overlying the support frame with the support frame in the extended position. The support frame is secured to the golf cart and the golf club bag is placed within the support frame. The shade is attached to the support frame while the support frame is moved from the retracted position to the extended position. A securing arrangement secures the support frame in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Colbo, Jr.