Title:
Compound handle
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a compound handle for a shaft. The compound handle includes a cylinder sleeve having a convex round; and a fastening cover having a fillister for engaging said convex round of said cylinder sleeve thereby fastening said cylinder sleeve and said fastening cover, wherein said strip winds around said cylinder sleeve and has said end thereof disposed between said cylinder sleeve and said fastening cover for fastening said end of said strip when said convex round and said fillister are engaged.



Inventors:
Chi, Tien-jui (Taipei, TW)
Application Number:
10/952849
Publication Date:
03/30/2006
Filing Date:
09/30/2004
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
473/549
International Classes:
A63B53/14; A63B49/08
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Primary Examiner:
PIERCE, WILLIAM M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tien-Jui CHI (Taipei, TW)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A handle for fastening an end of a strip, comprising: a cylinder sleeve having a convex round; and a fastening cover having a fillister for engaging said convex round of said cylinder sleeve thereby fastening said cylinder sleeve and said fastening cover, wherein said strip winds around said cylinder sleeve and has said end thereof disposed between said convex round and said fillister for fastening said end of said strip when said convex round and said fillister are engaged.

2. The compound handle according to claim 1, wherein said cylinder sleeve sleeves one selected from a group consisting of a golf club, a racket and a bat.

3. The compound handle according to claim 1, wherein said cylinder sleeve and said fastening cover respectively comprises relative threadings to engage with each other while said cylinder sleeve and said fastening cover are combined.

4. The compound handle according to claim 1, wherein said cylinder sleeve and said fastening cover are made from elastic materials.

5. The compound handle according to claim 1, wherein said cylinder sleeve is rough and uneven in surface for increasing friction while said strip is wound thereon.

6. The compound handle according to claim 1 further comprising a detent device disposed between said convex round and said fillister for preventing from mutual rotation after said convex round and said fillister are engaged.

7. The compound handle according to claim 1, wherein said fastening cover further comprises a surface with a specific pattern.

8. The compound handle according to claim 1, wherein said convex round has a gradient thickness which is decreased from connection of said convex round and said cylinder sleeve to a free end of said convex round.

9. The compound handle according to claim 1, wherein said fastening cover further comprises a slant leaf disposed near said fillister for facilitating said convex round to be introduced into said fillister and preventing said convex round from slipping out after being introduced into said fillister.

10. The compound handle according to claim 1, wherein said cylinder sleeve is a first color; and said fastening cover is a second color.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Field of the Invention

The present invention is related to a handle and more particularly, to a compound handle for a golf club or a racket.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(b) Description of the Prior Art

Golf is one of popular ball games. For bringing skill into full play, there should be a good golf club for operating in coordination, besides playing skill. We know that sharp tools make good work. If we can select a good golf club to operate in coordination, we will be able to bring our skill into full play.

When we are playing golf, our hands will exude perspiration greatly due to the motion of body. The perspiration of user's hand usually causes that the golf club can't be held tightly and out of control. Furthermore, because of the perspiration of hand, the golf club could be thrown out and injure other people. On the other hand, the golf club without a good handle is harmful for a player over a long period of time. Therefore, it is necessary to design a handle being capable of protecting the hand of the player.

Usually, the golf club has several methods of protecting the handle. For example, a rubber injection molding is introduced to that. In particular, the elastic rubber is preferably made of. ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer (EPDM), which has features of ozone resistance, high weathering durability, heat-resistant, durable performance and electrical insulation. Besides, cotton yarn and Polyurethane (PU) wound strips are also introduced. Each method provides a handle with a specific sense of touch and features, and is used by a variety of players. Meanwhile the handle with cotton yarn for protecting is skid-proof and makes players feel comfortable while it is hold by the players. This kind of handles is suitable for use in Asia or moist areas. However, the material of this kind of handles is harmful for hands of the player. It will cause hands of players callus and hurt hands of players for long time.

Please refer to FIG. 1. It illustrates a wound strip for a handle according to the prior art. As shown in FIG. 1, the wound strip 2 is a long strip. The long strip 2 has two sides 12, 12′ peeled into a specific thickness and disposed below the bottom 11 thereof, and two ends 13 sharpened gradually. One of the ends 13 of the strip 2 is spirally wound from bottom end 21 thereby the strip 2 being completely wound around the handle 20, wherein the latter of the strip 2 closely overlaps on the former thereof. However the strip 2 is easy to come off. Because the strip 2 is wound by means of overlapping, the latter of the strip 2 and the former wound strip 2 should overlap on the overlapping place 15. Although two sides 12, 12′ have been peeled, the thickness of the overlapping place 15 is thicker than that of the former wound strip 2, and there should be an uneven surface. No matter how the strip is wound, the uneven surface, the overlapping place 15 will be extruded and come off while the players are holding and wielding the handle. Regardless of tightness of the wound strip, there should be a seam 16. Hence, the overlapping place is easy to be stirred up from the seam 16. The player holding the handle will feels uncomfortable and moreover the handle with the strip will be harmful for a long time. On the other hand, the end of the wound strip 2 is fixed on the handle by means of wrapping via a tape; wherein the combined structure looks unsightly and the strip 2 can't be fixed stably. Thus, the structure design of the prior art is not good. It could cause the user feeling uncomfortable, and even damage the hand of the user. Moreover, the perspiration will dip into the seam 16, and then the strip 2 will be unwound and peeled off. Thereby the use life of the strip is decreased and the player has to change another one.

For fastening the strip on the handle, there are some kinds of handles with inner slotted ends are disclosed, wherein slotted ends are used for containing the end of the strip thereby fastening the strip. However, these kinds of handles can't stably fasten the strip either and the color and style of handles are monotonous. Please refer to FIG. 2. It illustrates a golf handle with a reverse cover according to the prior art.

The end of the handle 30 includes a reverse cover 31 for providing a space 32 containing a strip (not shown) between the handle 30 and the reverse cover 31 while the reverse cover 31 is turned back. In practice, the joint part of the handle 30 and the reverse cover 31 is easy to be broken due to elastic fatigue or crack when fixed on a gold club or a racket. On the other hand, after being turn back, the opening end of the reverse cover 31 is not neat; and the thickness thereof is not the same as that of the handle 30 thereby being inconvenient to be used. Moreover, the structure thereof is unity and the color thereof can't be adjusted. Therefore, the combined structure can't be exquisite.

Therefore, it is tried to rectify those drawbacks and provide compound handle for a golf club or a racket by the present applicant, wherein the compound handle is easy to be combined with a strip, shockproof, skid-proof and durable. This invention is the compound handle for a golf club or a racket for solving the above problems and providing a comfortable handle.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This paragraph extracts and compiles some features of the present invention; other features will be disclosed in the follow-up paragraph. It is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the appended claims, and this paragraph also is considered to refer.

It is therefore a primary objective of the present invention to provide for a golf club or a racket, wherein the compound handle is easy to be combined with a strip, shockproof, skid-proof and durable.

According to the present invention, the handle for fastening an end of a strip, includes a cylinder sleeve having a convex round; and a fastening cover having a fillister for engaging the convex round of the cylinder sleeve thereby fastening the cylinder sleeve and the fastening cover, wherein the strip winds around the cylinder sleeve and has the end thereof disposed between the convex round and the fillister for fastening the end of the strip when the convex round and the fillister are engaged.

Preferably, the cylinder sleeve sleeves one selected from a group consisting of a golf club, a racket and a bat.

Preferably, the cylinder sleeve and the fastening cover respectively include relative threading to engage with each other while the cylinder sleeve and the fastening cover are combined.

Certainly, the cylinder sleeve and the fastening cover can be made from elastic materials.

Certainly, the cylinder sleeve can be rough and uneven in surface for increasing friction while the strip is wound thereon.

Preferably, the compound handle further includes a detent device disposed between the convex round and the fillister for preventing from mutual rotation after the convex round and the fillister are engaged.

Preferably, the fastening cover further includes a surface with a specific pattern.

Preferably, the convex round has a gradient thickness, which is decreased from connection of the convex round and the cylinder sleeve to a free end of the convex round.

Preferably, the fastening cover further includes a slant leaf disposed near the fillister for facilitating the convex round to be introduced into the fillister and preventing the convex round from slipping out after being introduced into the fillister.

Certainly, the cylinder sleeve can be a first color; and the fastening cover can be a second color. The present invention needs not be limited to the above embodiment. The above objects and advantages of the present invention will become more readily apparent to those ordinarily skilled in the art after reviewing the following detailed description and accompanying drawings, in which:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIGS. 1(a)-1(c) illustrate a wound strip of a golf handle according to the prior art;

FIG. 2 illustrates a golf handle with a reverse cover according to the prior art;

FIGS. 3(a)-3(b) illustrate a first embodiment of a handle according to the present invention;

FIG. 4 illustrates a second embodiment of a handle according to the present invention;

FIG. 5 illustrates a third embodiment of a handle according to the present invention; and

FIG. 6 illustrates a fourth embodiment of a handle according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The present invention discloses a compound handle for a golf club and a racket, and the objects and advantages of the present invention will become more readily apparent to those ordinarily skilled in the art after reviewing the following detailed description. The present invention needs not be limited to the following embodiment. The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a handle for a golf club, wherein the handle is shockproof, skid-proof and durable. Moreover, the strip can be fastened finely on the handle of the present invention. Certainly, the compound handle of the golf club shouldn't be limited. All kinds of the rackets and bats can to be applied in the present invention.

Please refer to FIGS. 3(a)-(b). They illustrate a first embodiment of a handle according to the present invention. As shown in FIG. 3(a)-(b), a cross-section of the handle, which includes a cylinder sleeve 41 having a convex round 411; and a fastening cover 42 having a round fillister 421 for engaging the convex round 411 of the cylinder sleeve 41 thereby fastening the cylinder sleeve 41 and the fastening cover 42, wherein the strip winds around the cylinder sleeve 41 and has the end thereof disposed between the convex round 411 and the round fillister 421 for fastening the end of the strip when the convex round 411 and the round fillister 421 are engaged. In practice, the cylinder sleeve 41 could sleeve on a golf club, a racket or a bat; and the cylinder sleeve 41 and the fastening cover 42 can be made from elastic materials. Furthermore, the cylinder sleeve 41 can includes a rough and uneven pattern 412 in surface for increasing friction while the strip is wound thereon. In practice, the convex round 411 also has a gradient thickness which is decreased from connection of the convex round 411 and the cylinder sleeve 41 to a free end of the convex round 411, as shown in FIG. 3(a).

Please refer to FIG. 4. It illustrates a second embodiment of a handle according to the present invention. Meanwhile, the handle also includes a cylinder sleeve 41 having a convex round 411; and a fastening cover 42 having a round fillister 421 for engaging the convex round 411 of the cylinder sleeve 41 thereby fastening the cylinder sleeve 41 and the fastening cover 42. Furthermore, the convex round 411of the cylinder sleeve 41 and the round fillister 421 of the fastening cover 42 respectively include relative threading 43 to engage with each other while the cylinder sleeve 41 and the fastening cover 42 are combined. Additionally, the fastening cover 42 further includes a surface with a specific pattern 422 for decorating or increasing the friction.

Please refer to FIG. 5. It illustrates a third embodiment of a handle according to the present invention. As shown in FIG. 5, the handle also includes a cylinder sleeve 41 having a convex round 411; and a fastening cover 42 having a round fillister 421 for engaging the convex round 411 of the cylinder sleeve 41 thereby fastening the cylinder sleeve 41 and the fastening cover 42. Furthermore, the compound handle further includes a detent device 44 disposed between the convex round 411 and the round fillister 421 for preventing from mutual rotation after the convex round 411 and the round fillister 421 are engaged.

Please refer to FIG. 6. It illustrates other embodiment of a handle according to the present invention. Meanwhile, the handle includes a cylinder sleeve 41 having a convex round 411; and a fastening cover 42 having a round fillister 421 for engaging the convex round 411 of the cylinder sleeve 41 thereby fastening the cylinder sleeve 41 and the fastening cover 42, wherein the fastening cover 42 further includes a slant leaf 423 disposed near the round fillister 421 for facilitating the convex round 411 to be introduced into the round fillister 421 and preventing the convex round 411 from slipping out after being introduced into the round fillister 421.

Accordingly, the invention is a compound handle for a golf club, or a racket for solving the problem of damage and combination with a strip; and providing a comfortable handle. The handle of the present invention introduces a cylinder sleeve and a fastening cover with relative structures for engaging with each other and fastening the end of the strip, wherein the end of the strip can be fixed finely and smoothly and the entire structure of the handle with the cylinder sleeve and the fastening cover looks like one integrated mass. Furthermore, the structure of the handle according to the present invention is simplified and so easy to be fabricated. Again, the colors, materials and shapes of the structure of the cylinder sleeve and the fastening cover can be adjusted according to the requirement thereby consolidating and embellishing the entire structure. However, the prior art cannot be applied as the present invention does. It is believed that the present invention is practicable for the industry.

While the invention has been described in terms of what are presently considered to be the most practical and preferred embodiments, it is to be understood that the invention need not to be limited to the disclosed embodiment. On the contrary, it is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the appended claims, which are to be accorded with the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar structures.