Title:
Cue, super-shaft
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A Billiard, Pool or Snooker Cue shaft section, characterized by the small tapered end to which a leather cue tip is affixed. The leather tipped shaft section is stiffened and held from warping by incorporating multiple opposing inlays. A major benefit as a result of the opposing inlays is the Cue assembly can be held in any manner with no concern to the rotation position of the shaft, for consistent striking action. The integrity of the solid wood core is enhanced.



Inventors:
Nazaruk, Sam Miksym (Sorrento, CA)
Application Number:
10/690280
Publication Date:
06/17/2004
Filing Date:
10/20/2003
Assignee:
NAZARUK SAM MIKSYM
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63D15/08; (IPC1-7): A63D15/08
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Primary Examiner:
GRAHAM, MARK S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SAM M. NAZARUK (SORRENTO, BC, CA)
Claims:

What I claim as my invention for which exclusive property or privilege is claimed, is as follows:



1. A Cue Assembly, which is a manually operated, leather tipped, solid wood tapered rod, with multiple longitudinal wood inlays which can be one full piece called a Cue or made of two (2) progressively tapered rods called a Cue consisting of a Shaft and a Butt, the Shaft, the thinner tapered rod with longitudinal wood inlays and a leather tip, the butt as the heavier thicker tapered rod, both with a screw assembly, one with a male screw and the other with a female screw as a joining connection, thus used for striking a white Cue Ball in a game of Billiards, Carom Billiards, Pool and Snooker in such a manner that the white Cue Ball will roll and strike a colored or object ball to achieve a desired result.

2. A Cue assembly according to claim 1, a long tapered rod with multiple opposing longitudinal wood inlays to which a leather tip is attached to the smaller end and identified as the shaft section of a full length Cue, with the heavier or thicker section identified as the butt end which is held in the hand, for the required striking motive force.

3. A Cue Butt assembly according to claim 1-2, is the thicker or heavier hand held part of the Cue which when separate from the shaft section has a screw assembly for attachment to the Shaft section.

4. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claim 1-2, is the thinner tapered rod with multiple opposing longitudinal wood inlays, leather tipped, other hand supported part of the Cue which when separate from the Butt section has a screw assembly for attachment to the Butt section.

5. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claims 1,2 &4, incorporating a solid wood core with multiple opposing longitudinal wood inlays.

6. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claim 5, the solid wood core integrity is enhanced with multiple opposing wood inlays.

7. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claim 5, the multiple opposing wood inlays will stiffen the solid wood core.

8. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claim 5, the multiple opposing wood inlays will reduce Shaft flex when striking the Cue Ball.

9. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claim 5, the multiple opposing wood inlays will maintain Shaft trueness so it will not warp.

10. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claim 5, the multiple opposing wood inlays provide overall Cue balance potential by incorporating different wood species for inlays.

11. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claims 1 &2, the tip of the reinforced Cue Shaft can be turned or machined to a smaller diameter while maintaining Shaft integrity.

12. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claim 5, the multiple wood inlays enhance the appearance of the overall Cue, providing a long taper wood finish in balance to the exotic wood materials used on Cue Butt assemblies.

13. A Cue Shaft assembly according to claims 1 to 5, wood inlays are preferred but other materials will perform per claims 1 to 12.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The invention pertains generally to shaft sections of Billiard, Pool and Snooker Cues, see FIG. 1, SUPER-SHAFT front plan view. More specifically to (3) three or more opposing multiple wood inlays on the shaft section of the Cue. See FIG. 2 SUPER-SHAFT detailed plan front view sections A & B and end view Details C & D. These multiple wood inlays can be incorporated on single piece Cues with the same benefits.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0002] The invention possesses numerous benefits and advantages over the present day Cue or Cue shaft. In particular, the invention utilizes multiple opposing wood inlays to stiffen the shaft while maintaining a solid wood core, this reinforces the solid core shaft integrity so it will; reduce flex when striking the Cue Ball; not warp; provides overall Cue balance potential by using different inlay woods; the tip of the reinforced Cue can also be turned or machined to a smaller diameter, (9.3-9.5 mm or 0.366-0.375 inches) providing greater flexibility for improved Cue Ball draw or in Billiard language more English on the Cue Ball; and overall, with different wood species, improves the appearance of the Cue with a balanced shaft and butt wood finish.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0003] FIG. 1. is a front plan view of the super-shaft of the present invention. Dimensions shown on this detail are for one style of Cue. These dimensions vary for each style or type of Cue manufactured.

[0004] FIG. 2. Comprises four (4) detail sections; A, B, C, & D

[0005] Detail A is a cut of the Super-Shaft tip section, front plan view. Dimensions are shown per FIG. 1 above.

[0006] Detail B is a cut of the Super-Shaft to Butt end section, front plan view. Dimensions are shown per FIG. 1 above.

[0007] Detail C is an end view of the Super-Shaft tip without the brass sleeve and leather tip to show inlay detail. Dimensions are shown per FIG. 1 above.

[0008] Detail D is an end view of the Super-Shaft to Butt assembly without the mounting screw details to show inlay configuration. Dimensions are shown per FIG. 1 above.

HISTORY OF THE CUE

[0009] The original leather tipped cue was introduced during the early part of the 19th century, this was a single long tapered solid wood shaft and butt assembly to which a leather tip was attached. The leather tip was a major technical advancement. The Cue tip would now hold a chalk surface to increase friction between the cue tip and the cue ball. This increased friction improved Cue ball action or desired spin on the cue ball for control and position roll. The 20th century introduced the (2) two piece cue for ease of transportation. This cue consists of a shaft section and a butt section which uses a screw arrangement to connect them to each other to make a full length cue. The shaft section to this date has not changed. Wood is still the preferred material by the serious and professional player. Fiberglass and graphite shafts are available but do not provide the resilience or feel of a wood shaft.





 
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