Title:
Do-it-yourself golf bag and assembly method thereof
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An do-it-yourself golf bag of the invention includes a bottom, a bag body and a head frame; wherein two frames are provided on both ends of the bag body, each of which has a rabbet for mounting a structure stay; and the two frames of the bag body are connected with the bottom and the head frame in a detachable manner. An assembly method of the above golf bag includes the steps of: (A) connecting the bottom with the frame of the bag body; (B) connecting a lower end of the stand with the bottom, and connecting a top end of the stand with the frame of the bag body; and (C) connecting the head frame with the frame of the bag body.



Inventors:
Tan, Fu-hsing (DongGuan, CN)
Application Number:
11/052583
Publication Date:
05/25/2006
Filing Date:
02/07/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/315.7
International Classes:
A63B55/00; A63B55/04; A63B55/57
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Primary Examiner:
MAI, TRI M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PRO-TECHTOR INTERNATIONAL SERVICES (Campbell, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A do-it-yourself golf bag comprising: a bottom; a bag body; and a head frame; wherein two frames are provided on both ends of the bag body, each of which has a rabbet for mounting a structure stay; and the two frames of the bag body are connected with the bottom and the head frame in a detachable manner.

2. The golf bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two frames of the bag body is made of elastic material.

3. The golf bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein there are a plurality of protrusions formed on inner sidewall of the two frames, and a plurality of notches respectively formed on outer sidewalls of the head frame and the bottom for receiving the protrusions of the two frames.

4. The golf bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein there are a plurality of notches formed on inner sidewall of the two frames, and a plurality of protrusions respectively formed on outer sidewalls of the head frame and the bottom for being inserted into the notches of the two frames.

5. The golf bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein each of the two frames has its bottom overturned inwardly to form a U-shaped slot for receiving a bottom end of the head frame or a top end of the bottom; there have extended protrusions on both sidewalls of the head frame; there also have matched holes on both U-shaped sidewalls of the frame; the sidewalls of the head frame are inserted into the U-shaped slots of the frame so as to lock both of them very tight.

6. The golf bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein there are at least one sockets formed on outer sidewall of the frame matched with the head frame, a stand has its top end inserted into the at least one sockets so as to connect with the frame.

7. The golf bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein a plurality of elastic tongues are provided on outer sidewall of the frame matched with the head frame, and at least one gaps are formed between the frame and the at least one elastic tongues, a stand has its top end inserted into the at least one gaps.

8. The golf bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein a plurality of Velcro tapes are provided on inner sidewall of the frame to bond with a plurality of Velcro tapes on end of the bag body.

9. The golf bag as claimed in claim 7, wherein a plurality of extended protrusions are provided on sidewall of the head frame where is matched with the frame having the elastic tongue.

10. The golf bag as claimed in claim 1, wherein the golf bag has a full length divider on which top two Velcro tapes are provided, one of the Velcro tapes is bonded with the other Velcro tape after rounding a divider rail of the head frame; a plurality of the Velcro tapes are provided on a bottom surface of a bottom of the full length divider, which are bonded with a plurality of Velcro tapes of the bottom.

11. An assembly method of golf bag according to claim 1, which comprises the steps of: (A) connecting the bottom with the frame of the bag body; (B) connecting a lower end of a stand with the bottom, and connecting a top end of the stand with the frame of the bag body; (C) connecting the head frame with the frame of the bag body.

12. The method according to claim 11, wherein the structure stay can be mounted on the bag body before or after the step A, B or C.

13. The method according to claim 11, wherein the method further comprising a step that a full length divider has its top end rounded a divider rail of the head frame and bonded therewith; and then a plurality of Velcro tapes on a bottom of the full length divider is bonded with a plurality of Velcro tapes on the bottom.

14. The method according to claim 11, wherein the Velcro tapes are bonded on the top of the full length divider, or the top end of the full length divider rounding the frame divider rail and bonded by sewing without any Velcro tape.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

The present invention claims priority of Chinese Application No. 200410097507X, filed on Nov. 22, 2004.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is related to golf bags and assembly method thereof, and particularly to an easily-assembled golf bag and assembly method thereof.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

At present, there are generally two kinds of golf bags, one is golf cart bag, and the other is golf stand bag. The golf cart bag is generally put on a golf cart, which comprises a head frame on its top, a bottom and a bag body having support stays or board to connect the bottom with the head frame. The head frame, the bottom and the bag body are integrally connected inherently. The golf bag with stand utilizes the stand to support the golf bag, which is convenient for user to take and place the golf bag. However, because the head frame and the bottom of both the golf bags are made of hard material so that the golf bag cannot be folded and also cannot be assembled by user himself. Thus, the traditional golf bags not only take a large space so as to increase the cost of transportation and storage, but also not satisfy the user's desire to assemble the golf bag by himself.

Hence it is desired to provide a golf bag and an assembly method which can overcome the foregoing drawbacks of the prior art.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A main object of the present invention is to provide a golf bag which is easily assembled and has a small occupying space after being disassembled so it is convenient for transportation and storage. Another object of the present invention is to provide an assembly method of the golf bag.

A golf bag of the present invention comprises a bottom, a bag body, and a head frame; wherein two frames are provided on both ends of the bag body, each of which has a rabbet for mounting a stay; and the two frames of the bag body are connected with the bottom and the head frame in a detachable manner.

In an embodiment, the two frames of the bag body is made of elastic material. There are a plurality of protrusions formed on inner sidewall of the two frames, and a plurality of notches respectively formed on outer sidewalls of the head frame and the bottom for receiving the protrusions of the two frames. In another embodiment, there are a plurality of notches formed on inner sidewall of the two frames, and a plurality of protrusions respectively formed on outer sidewalls of the head frame and the bottom for being inserted into the notches of the two frames.

In an embodiment, each of the two frames has its bottom overturned inwardly to form a U-shaped slot for receiving a bottom end of the head frame or a top end of the bottom. In a first embodiment, there are at least one sockets formed on outer sidewall of the frame matched with the head frame, a stand has its top end inserted into the at least one sockets so as to connect with the frame. In a second embodiment, at least one elastic tongues are provided on outer sidewall of the frame matched with the head frame, and at least one gaps are formed between the frame and at least one the elastic tongues, the stand has its top end inserted into the at least one gaps.

In an embodiment, a plurality of Velcro tapes are provided on inner sidewall of the frame to bond with a plurality of Velcro tapes on end of the bag body. A plurality of extended protrusions are provided on sidewall of the head frame where is matched with the frame having the elastic tongues. The golf bag has a full length divider on which top two Velcro tapes are provided, one of the Velcro tapes is bonded with the other Velcro tape after rounding a divider rail of the head frame; a plurality of the Velcro tapes are provided on a bottom surface of a bottom of the full length divider, which are bonded with a plurality of Velcro tapes of the bottom.

An assembly method of the above golf bag, which comprises the steps of: (A) connecting the bottom with the frame of the bag body; (B) connecting a lower end of the stand with the bottom, and connecting a top end of the stand with the frame of the bag body; (C) connecting the head frame with the frame of the bag body.

In an embodiment, the stay can be mounted on the bag body before or after the step A, B or C. In another embodiment, the method further comprising a step that a full length divider has its top end to wrap a divider rail of the head frame and bonded therewith; and then a plurality of Velcro tapes on a bottom of the full length divider is bonded with many pieces of Velcro tapes on the bottom. The Velcro tapes are bonded on the top of the full length divider by sewing. In another embodiment, the full length divider may be end on the head frame by sewing without Velcro tapes.

Because the golf bag of the invention has its head frame, bottom and bag body connected with each other in a detachable manner, so the golf bag can be disassembled and folded so as to lessen occupying space thereof when being transportation and storage. In addition, the assembly method and structure also satisfy the user's desire to assemble the golf bag by himself. Furthermore, the golf bag cannot be damaged even after assembling or disassembling for many times. Also, the components of the golf bag of the invention are easily replaced.

For the purpose of making the invention easier to understand, some particular embodiments thereof will now be described with reference to the appended drawings in which:

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded, perspective view of a golf bag of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a partial view of showing an elastic tongue fixed on a frame of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a plan view of the stand of the invention;

FIG. 4 is a partial, cross-sectional view to show a connection between the frame and the head frame according to another embodiment of the golf bag of the present invention; and

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a full length divider of the golf bag of the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring now to the drawings in detail, as shown in FIGS. 1-4, a golf bag of the invention is mainly consisted of a bottom 1, a bag body 2 and a head frame 3. There are two frames 4 provided on both ends of the bag body 2, which are fixed to the bag body 2 by sewing or rivet jointing. In an embodiment, the frames 4 are made of a kind of elastic material, such as plastic, PU, etc., which can be deformed when being pressed. This is helpful for the frames 4 to be folded with the bag body 2. On each frame 4 there is a rabbet 41 for mounting a stay 5 (structure stay). Both ends of the stay 5 are respectively mounted on the two rabbets 41 of the frames 4 for supporting the bag body 2. When disassembling the golf bag, it only needs to take out the stay 5 from the bag body 2 and then the bag body 2 can be folded.

In the present invention, referring to FIGS. 1-4, there are a plurality of protrusions 42 formed on inner sidewall of the frame 4, while a plurality of notches 31 are formed on outer sidewall of the head frame 3 for receiving the protrusions 42 of the frame 4. When the protrusions 42 are received in the notches 31, the head frame 3 and the frame 4 are assembled together. This connection method is very convenient to disassembly and assembly of the head frame 3 and the frame. The connection structure and method of the bottom 1 with the bag body 2 is very similar to the above connection structure and method. Thus, a detailed description thereof is omitted herefrom. Because the head frame 3 is made of hard plastic material so that the golf bag can be kept in its original shape when being used. In addition, at least one Velcro tape 21 can be provided on both inner sidewall of the frame 4 and the end of the bag body 2 for a good appearance of the golf bag. After the head frame 3 is inserted into the frame 4, the head frame 3 and the frame 4 can be enclosed together by binding the Velcro tape on the overturned end of the bag body 2 with the Velcro tape on inner sidewall of the frame 4. The connection structure and method of the bottom 1 with the frame 4 is very similar to the connection structure and method of the head frame 3 with the frame 4. Thus, a detailed description thereof is omitted herefrom. Obviously, a plurality of protrusions on the inner sidewall of the two frames 4 can be substituted by a plurality of notches, and a plurality of notches on the outer sidewalls of the head frame 3 and the bottom 1 can be substituted by a plurality of protrusions on the out sidewalls thereof. Such change can attain an equivalent technical effect. The above structure of the golf bag can save a large space during storage and transportation because the head frame bottom can be taken out and then the bag body 2 can be folded so that they can be placed respectively.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, according to an embodiment of the golf bag of the invention, a plurality of elastic tongues 22 are provided on the outer sidewall of the frame 4, which has a base 221 secured to the frame 4 and at least one gaps 222 are formed between the frame 4 and an upper portion of the elastic tongues 22. A stand 6 of the golf bag has a top end 61 inserted into the at least one gaps 222, as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3. The elastic tongue 22 is preferably shaped corresponding to the shape of the top end of the stand 6. During assembly, firstly, fixing steel wires 62 in the bottom 1, then inserting the top end 61 of the stand 6 into the at least one gaps 222, after that, mounting the head frame 3 into the frame 4. Thus, the golf bag becomes cylinder-shaped. In the meantime, the frame 4 becomes ellipse-shaped as the shape of the head frame 3 because the frame 4 is made of elastic material, such as plastic, PU, etc. Thus the tensility of the frame 4 becomes different from the tongue 22 due to the change of the shape of the frame 4 so as to lock the top end 61 of the stand 6 tightly and also ensure integrality between the stand 6 and the golf bag. Preferably, in order to prevent the stand 6 from moving upward or downward, a plurality of extended protrusions 32 are provided on the sidewall of the head frame 3 where is matched with the frame 4 having the elastic tongue 22. The extended protrusions 32 can lock the top end 61 of the stand 6 when the head frame 3 is received in the frame 4, it will prevent the top end 61 from moving upward or downward in the gap 222 so as to fix the stand 6 more effectively.

In anther embodiment, the tongue 22 can be changed into a socket, a same effect will be attained by inserting the top end 61 of the stand 6 into the socket.

Referring to FIG. 4, the bottom of the frame 4 can be overturned inwardly to form a U-shaped slot 43 having an upward opening. In an embodiment, there have extended protrusions 32 on both sidewalls of the head frame 3. Meantime, there have matched holes (not shown) on both U-shaped sidewalls of the frame 4. When the sidewalls of the head frame 3 are inserted into the U-shaped slots 43 of the frame 4, it can be locked very tight. There is at least one Velcro tapes 44 attached to the U-shaped slot 43. The lower end of the head frame 3 can be inserted into the U-shaped slot 43, then the end of the bag body 2 is overturned into the head frame 3, after that, the Velcro tapes 21 on the end of the bag body 2 are bonded with the Velcro tapes 44 on the U-shaped slot 43 so as to fix the head frame 3 and the frame 4. This method can also be applied to connect the bottom 1 and the bag body 2, and the difference is that the bottom of the frame 4 is overturned inwardly to form a U-shaped slot 43 having a downward opening.

In addition, the golf bag has a full length divider 7 on which top two Velcro tapes 71 and 72 are provided. The Velcro tape 71 is bonded with the Velcro tape 72 after rounding a divider rail 33 of the head frame 3. Also, a plurality of the Velcro tapes 73 are provided on a bottom surface of a bottom 74 of the full length divider 7, which are bonded with the Velcro tapes 12 of the bottom l so as to divide the bag body 2 into a plurality of individual spaces.

The golf bag of the present invention can be assembled as the follows: (A) firstly, connecting the bottom 1 with the frame 4 of the bag body 2; then (B) connecting the lower end of the stand 6 with the bottom 1, and connecting the top end of the stand 6 with the frame 4 of the bag body 2; (C) connecting the head frame 3 with the frame 4 of the bag body 2. Furthermore, the stay 41 can be mounted on the bag body 2 before or after the step A, B or C.

After finishing the above steps, the top end of the full length divider 7 is rounded the divider rail 33 of the head frame 3 and bonded therewith. In another embodiment, the top end of the full length divider 7 wraps the head frame divider rail 33 by sewing. Then the Velcro tape 73 on the bottom 74 of the full length divider 7 is bonded with the Velcro tape 12 on the bottom 1.

In the present invention, the above assembly steps is reversible, the golf bag can be disassembled in an adverse sequence the above steps.

The above assembly method is not limited to the above-mentioned golf bag, the assembly method of the invention is applicable to any golf bag which head frame, bag body and bottom is detachable.

It is understood that the invention may be embodied in other forms without departing from the spirit thereof Thus, the present examples and embodiments are to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, and the invention is not to be limited to the details given herein.