Title:
Grip of Golf Club
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention provides an innovated grip partly covered with cotton yarn of golf club typically comprised of a terminal cap and a sleeve, wherein said sleeve is covered with cotton yarn over more than a half at the surface. After employing this structure, the friction of the hands and the grip is increased further efficiently to reduce the rate of sliding off club from the hands, meanwhile to avoid the thumbs rubbing harmfully as striking, further to improving the comfortableness of use.



Inventors:
Chen, Yung Hsiang (Kaohsiung Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
11/624660
Publication Date:
07/24/2008
Filing Date:
01/18/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63B53/14
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Primary Examiner:
BLAU, STEPHEN LUTHER
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SW Patent Office (Sugar Land, TX, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A grip of golf club typically comprised of a terminal cap and a sleeve, wherein said sleeve is covered with cotton yarn over more than a half at the surface.

2. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 1, wherein said sleeve is covered with cotton yarn over on ⅔ to ⅚ of the outside surface of the whole trunk.

3. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 2, wherein said sleeve is covered with cotton yarn over ¾ of the outside surface of the whole trunk.

4. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 1, wherein the bottom end of portion covered with cotton yarn is formed with chamfering.

5. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 1, wherein an upper segment covered with cotton yarn is formed on the sleeve symmetrically taking the median line as the diad.

6. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 1, wherein an upper segment covered with cotton yarn is formed on the sleeve asymmetrically taking the median line as the border.

7. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 1, wherein the low segment of said sleeve has decorating segments formed below the low portion.

8. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 1, wherein said grip is typically comprised of a terminal cap, a ½ upper segment covered with cotton yarn, one or two little supplementary upper segments covered with cotton yarn, a little supplementary upper segment having not cotton yarn covering, and two low segments having not cotton yarn covering.

9. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 1, wherein said grip is typically comprised of a terminal cap, a ½ upper segment covered with cotton yarn, one or two little supplementary upper segments covered with cotton yarn, a little supplementary upper segment having not cotton yarn covering, and two low segments having not cotton yarn covering, and two decorating segments.

10. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 8, wherein said little supplementary upper segment not covered with cotton yarn is integrated into said low segment to form one segment cut out.

11. A grip of golf club as claimed in claim 9, wherein said little supplementary upper segment not covered with cotton yarn is integrated into said low segment to form one segment cut out.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a grip of golf club, and more particularly to an innovated grip covered with cotton yarn partly of golf club.

2. Description of Prior Art

In accordance with the conventional grips of golf club, for increasing the friction between the grip and the hands reducing the slide-off happening from the hands as striking, so many designs has came out. Just like USA Patent No.: U.S. Pat. No. 6,666,777B1 discovered a grip covered with cotton yarn partly of golf club, in which just ½ outside surface of the grip is covered with cotton yarn so that there are four fingers and palm have not contacted with the cotton-yarn covering surface of the grip as holding, causing slide-off hands happening sometimes yet, so the use effect is not good as desired. After that, the inventor had innovated that to discover a grip of golf club, referring to CN1644233A, in which the whole surface of the club grip is covered with cotton yarn so that the all fingers and palms can touch with cotton yarn as holding for increasing the friction of the grip and the hands efficiently avoiding the golf club sliding out from the hands as striking, but, because all surface of the grip of golf club is covered with cotton yarn, the thumbs can not avoid touching with the cotton yarn as holding, so the rough fiber of the cotton yarn will be apt to rub against them harmfully, further to affect the comfortableness of use.

For this sake, the inventor decided to improve the grip of the golf club further in increasing friction, reducing the rate of slide-off phenomenon, avoiding rubbing against fingers and increasing comfortableness of use.

OBJECTS AND SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is therefore a main object of the present invention to provide a grip covered with cotton yarn partly of golf club improved in increasing friction, reducing the rate of slide-off phenomenon, avoiding rubbing against fingers and increasing comfortableness of use.

For achieving this object, a grip of golf club provided by the present invention is typically comprised of a terminal cap and a sleeve, in which said sleeve is covered with cotton yarn over more than a half at the surface.

Said sleeve is covered with cotton yarn over on ⅔ to ⅚ of the outside surface of the whole trunk.

Said sleeve is covered with cotton yarn over ¾ of the outside surface of the whole trunk.

The bottom end of portion covered with cotton yarn is formed with chamfering.

An upper segment covered with cotton yarn is formed on the sleeve symmetrically taking the median line as the diad.

An upper segment covered with cotton yarn is formed on the sleeve asymmetrically taking the median line as the border.

The low segment of said sleeve has decorating segments formed below the low portion.

Said grip is typically comprised of a terminal cap, a ½ upper segment covered with cotton yarn, one or two little supplementary upper segments covered with cotton yarn, a little supplementary upper segment having not cotton yarn covering, and two low segments having not cotton yarn covering.

Wherein said little supplementary upper segment not covered with cotton yarn is integrated into said low segment to form one segment cut out.

Said grip is typically comprised of a terminal cap, a ½ upper segment covered with cotton yarn, one or two little supplementary upper segments covered with cotton yarn, a little supplementary upper segment having not cotton yarn covering, and two low segments having not cotton yarn covering, and two decorating segments.

As utilizing above-mentioned structure, because the cotton yarn covers over more than ½ portion of the sleeve by the upper segment, such as ⅔ to ⅚ outside surface covered with cotton yarn, so that the whole palm and four fingers can contact with the cotton yarn as holding the grip of the golf club, comparing to U.S. Pat. No. 6,666,777B1, the friction of the hands and the grip is increased further efficiently to prevent the club from sliding out from the hands, meanwhile the present invention remains a part less than ½ of the grip not covered with cotton yarn, comparing to CN1644233A, the thumbs can not touch with the cotton yarn as holding, so as to avoid the thumbs rubbing harmfully as striking, further to improving the comfortableness of use.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded view showing the first embodiment in manufacturing of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the finished goods of the first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing another side of the finished goods of the first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is an exploded view showing the second embodiment in manufacturing of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is an exploded view showing the third embodiment in manufacturing of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a perspective view showing the finished goods of the third embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view showing another side of the finished goods of the third embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is an exploded view showing the fourth embodiment in manufacturing of the present invention.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view showing the finished goods of the fourth embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view showing another side of the finished goods of the fourth embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 11 is an exploded view showing the fifth embodiment in manufacturing of the present invention.

FIG. 12 is an exploded view showing the sixth embodiment in manufacturing of the present invention.

FIG. 13 is a perspective view showing the finished goods of the sixth embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 14 is a perspective view showing another side of the finished goods of the sixth embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 3, the first embodiment provided by the present invention is shown, which is typically comprised of a terminal cap 1, and a sleeve 2, in which said sleeve is covered with cotton yarn D over more than ½ outside surface. Wherein, the surface of the grip covered with cotton yarn is more than ⅔ to ⅚, in this embodiment it preferred ¾. In this way, the whole palm and four fingers can contact with the cotton yarn as holding the grip of the golf club, comparing to U.S. Pat. No. 6,666,777B1, the friction of the hands and the grip is increased further efficiently to prevent the club from sliding out from the hands, meanwhile the present invention remains a part less than ½ of the grip not covered with cotton yarn, comparing to CN1644233A, the thumbs can not touch with the cotton yarn as holding, so as to avoid the thumbs rubbing harmfully as striking, further to improving the comfortableness of use.

The manufacturing process is shown in FIG. 1, in this embodiment the cotton-yam D portion is formed on the sleeve 2 symmetrically taking the median line as the diad to form an upper segment for meeting the requirement of left-handed player or right-handed player. Said grip is comprised of a terminal cap 1, a ½ upper segment 2 covered with cotton yarn D, two little supplementary upper segments 3 covered with cotton yarn D, a long segment 4 having not cotton yarn D covering, and a low segment 5 having not cotton yarn D covering, and two decorating segment 6, total is eight rubber segments are treated in heat-vulcanization process to mold on the trunk of the sleeve 2 by die B and mold core C. wherein, the portions covered with cotton yarn D can be in one color, and the decorating portions also can be in another color, the rest portions having not covered with cotton yarn D is in other color, so that the whole grip is decorated colorful and good look, each rubber segment also can be selected in different hardness, for example the upper segment can be made of hard rubber so that the main trunk of the grip is tough to generate better striking effect, and the low segments can be made of soft rubber so as to improve the holding comfortableness.

The second embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 4, in which the difference from the first embodiment is that said long segment 4 having not covered with cotton yarn D is divided into a little supplementary upper segment 41 having not cotton yarn covering, and a low segment 42 having not cotton yarn covering (facilitating to selecting the different hardness rubber in each), so the grip is typically comprised of a terminal cap 1, a ½ upper segment 2 covered with cotton yarn D, two little supplementary upper segments 3 covered with cotton yarn D, a little supplementary upper segment 41 having not cotton yarn D covering, and a low segment 42 having not cotton yarn D covering, a low segment 5 having not cotton yarn D covering and two decorating segments 6, total is nine rubber segments are treated in heat-vulcanization process to mold on the trunk of the sleeve 2 by die B and mold core C. in this embodiment, the same with the first embodiment is that said each little supplementary upper segment 3 covered with cotton yarn D has a filleted corner A formed at low end, and another filleted corner A1 formed on upper end.

Referring to FIG. 5 to FIG. 7, the third embodiment of the present invention is shown, in which the grip is comprised of a terminal cap 1, a ½ upper segment 2 covered with cotton yarn D, two little supplementary upper segments 3 covered with cotton yarn D, a long segment 43 having not cotton yarn D covering, and a low segment 51 having not cotton yarn D covering, total is six rubber segments are treated in heat-vulcanization process to mold on the trunk of the sleeve 2 by die B and mold core C. The difference from the first embodiment is that the two decorating segments below to the bottom side of said low segment are saved, but the same as the first embodiment is that said each little supplementary upper segment 3 covered with cotton yarn D has a filleted corner A formed at low end, and another filleted corner A1 formed on upper end for meeting the requirement of the left-handed or right-handed player as same as in the first and second embodiments.

Referring to FIG. 8 to FIG. 10, the fourth embodiment of the present invention is shown, in which the difference from the first embodiment is that said upper segment 2 covered with cotton yarn D is formed on the sleeve asymmetrically taking the median line as the border for only meeting the requirement of either the left-handed player or the right-handed player, so the grip is typically comprised of a terminal cap 1, a ½ upper segment 2 covered with cotton yarn D, a little supplementary upper segment 31 covered with cotton yarn D, a long segment 44 having not cotton yarn D covering, a low segment 50 having not cotton yarn D covering and two decorating segments 6, total is seven rubber segments are treated in heat-vulcanization process to mold on the trunk of the sleeve 2 by die B and mold core C. in this embodiment, the external look is shown in FIG. 9 and FIG. 10, said each little supplementary upper segment 3 covered with cotton yarn D has a filleted corner A formed at low end, and another filleted corner A1 formed on upper end, below the low segment there are two decorating segments 6 built on.

The fifth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 11, in which the difference from the fourth embodiment is that said long segment 44 having not covered with cotton yarn D is divided into a little supplementary upper segment 45 having not cotton yarn D covering, and a low segment 46 having not cotton yarn D covering (facilitating to selecting the different hardness rubber in each), so the grip is typically comprised of a terminal cap 1, a ½ upper segment 2 covered with cotton yarn D, a little supplementary upper segment 31 covered with cotton yarn D, a little supplementary upper segment 45 having not cotton yarn D covering, and a low segment 46 having not cotton yarn D covering, a low segment 50 having not cotton yarn D covering and two decorating segments 6, total is eight rubber segments are treated in heat-vulcanization process to mold on the trunk of the sleeve 2 by die B and mold core C. in this embodiment, the external look is as same as the fourth embodiment, said each little supplementary upper segment 3 covered with cotton yarn D has a filleted corner A formed at low end, and another filleted corner A1 formed on upper end.

Referring to FIG. 12 to FIG. 14, the sixth embodiment of the present invention is shown, in which the grip is comprised of a terminal cap 1, a ½ upper segment 2 covered with cotton yarn D, a little supplementary upper segment 3 covered with cotton yarn D, a long segment 47 having not cotton yarn D covering, and a low segment 52 having not cotton yarn D covering, total is five rubber segments are treated in heat-vulcanization process to mold on the trunk of the sleeve 2 by die B and mold core C. The difference from the fourth embodiment is that the two decorating segments below to the bottom side of said low segment are saved, but the same as the first embodiment is that said each little supplementary upper segment 3 covered with cotton yarn D has a filleted corner A formed at low end, and another filleted corner A1 formed on upper end for just only meeting the requirement of either the left-handed or right-handed player as same as in the fifth and the fourth embodiments.

According to the above-described embodiments, the present invention increases the area of holding portion covered with cotton yarn D on the surface of the grip so as to make it over more than a half, and so that the whole palm and four fingers can contact with the cotton yarn as holding the grip of the golf club, the friction of the hands and the grip is increased further efficiently to prevent the club from sliding out from the hands, meanwhile to avoid the thumbs rubbing harmfully as striking, further to improving the comfortableness of use. On the other hand, the grip can be manufactured in single color (including the terminal cap and whole sleeve in one color), or bi-color (for example the terminal cap and the whole sleeve are in two different colors, or the portions covered with cotton yarn and the decorating portions is in one color, the portions not covered with cotton yarn is in a different color, and so on), or tri-color (for example the portions covered with cotton yarn, the portions not covered with cotton yarn and the decorating portions are in three different colors, and so on), what figure patter are on the surface of the grip, how to manufacture the grip, and how hardness of the rubber segments are selected, and so on, will not affect the protection range of the present invention, in this way, all the variations on these aspects are all in the protection range of the present invention.