US20030045200A1 - Golfrisbee: swiveling club to launch flying disk to fly - Google Patents

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US20030045200A1 US09/945,968 US94596801A US2003045200A1 US 20030045200 A1 US20030045200 A1 US 20030045200A1 US 94596801 A US94596801 A US 94596801A US 2003045200 A1 US2003045200 A1 US 2003045200A1
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Mei Lin
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Huang-Chang Tarng
Shun-Yu Nieh
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The golfrisbee emulates the human throwing process to launch the disk to fly. The golfrisbeer swivels the club to launch the golfrisbee to fly. The golfrisbee is launched to fly with the waist force to swivel the club at very high speed. With the high-speed swiveling club, the golfrisbee flies much farther and higher than the hand-throwing flying disk does. The complicated throwing process of human brain and hand cooperation mechanism is emulated with the simple screw mechanism. With the screw mechanism, we make the technology breakthrough in the swivel-to-launch technology. As the golfrisbeer swivels the club, the golfrisbee disk automatically rotates due to the eccentric force. As the club reaches the designated launching point, the golfrisbee automatically takes off and launches to fly in the sky. With the integrated multimedia device, the rainbow-like shining light and whistling harmonic sound make the golfrisbee much more fun to play with. Furthermore, reverse the club and upside down of the golfrisbee, the golfrisbee can be pushed to skid into the hole as the ice hockey does. Therefore, without any new special facility, the golfrisbee sport is the combination of the golf, flying disk, baseball, ice hockey, etc. Golfrisbee is a market-pull product and technology—the market is already there and no proper product. Therefore, the golfrisbee is proposed to be and will be the standard of the disk-golf sport.

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    BACKGROUND
  • 1. Field of Invention [0001]
  • The golfrisbee sport is to swivel the golfrisbee club to increase the throwing distance and flying height of the golfrisbee disk. The inventors make the technology breakthrough in the swivel-to-launch techniques to make the dream of Golfrisbee become true. To differentiate from the hand-throwing “disk-golf” game, we call this new game to be golfrisbee. The player of disk-golf is disk-golfer. The player of golfrisbee is golfrisbeer. In the golfrisbee sport, the golfrisbeer swivels the golfrisbee club to launch the golfrisbee disk to fly. For convenience, the golfrisbee disk is simply referred as golfrisbee. The golfrisbee club is simply referred as club. The sport of golfrisbee is also mentioned as golfrisbee. [0002]
  • Golfrisbee is the hybrid game combining the sports of golf, flying disk, baseball, and hockey together to be a new game. The player swivels the golfrisbee club as the golfer or baseball player does. The golfrisbee disk is launched to fly as the flying disk does. The golfrisbee game rule is the same as golf. The disk can also be pushed to skid as the hockey. [0003]
  • Being similar to golf history, originally, human uses the hand to throw the stone. To increase the throwing distance, people swivel the long pole/club to hit the stone/golf ball. Today, the disk-golfer still uses the hand to throw the flying disk to fly. To increase the flying distance, people should swivel the pole to launch the flying disk to fly. However, due to the technology barrier of swiveling to launch, the dream of disk-golf never becomes true. Instead of launching the flying disk with the long pole, the disk-golfer still uses the hand to throw the flying disk. The throwing distance is short. The disk-golf is only adopted the form of golf. However, there is no reality of golf, i.e., swiveling pole to launch the object to fly for a long distance. [0004]
  • The golfrisbee combines the merits of golf, baseball, and flying disk. Even much better, it is safer and more fun to play. The golf and baseball are dangerous sports that they need special places to play, i.e., the golf court or baseball field. As the golf ball or baseball hits on the head of people, it will kill people. So, the dangerous golf sport is forbidden to play in the public park. However, you can play the flying disk in the park. The high fly disk is not dangerous. The flying disk drifts smoothly with soft-landing. It will not hurt anybody. You cannot see the golf ball as the golf ball flies high in the sky. However, for the golfrisbee player, you will enjoy seeing the flying disk drifting in the sky. [0005]
  • Furthermore, the golfrisbee player no more throws and catches the golfrisbee disk with hand. Therefore, it is safe to add the advanced multimedia device and lifting blades to the golfrisbee disk. The golfrisbee disk can generate the high lift with harmonic sound and shiny rainbow light as the golfrisbee glides in the sky. [0006]
  • 2. Description of Prior Art [0007]
  • The name of disk-golf is very similar to the name of golfrisbee. However, the name of the disk-golf is not proper. The disk-golf is not any kind of golf sport at all. The disk-golf does not use the club. The disc golf only uses the form golf rule. Instead of swiveling club to increase the disk flying range, the disk-golfer still uses the hand to throw a disc from a tee pad to a basket on a pole. The disk-golf has to use the special nets to catch the flying disk. The score is based on the number of throws it takes to get the disc to land in the basket. [0008]
  • No golf club, golf is no more a golf sport. It is a stone-golf. It just throws the golf ball with hand. Stone-golf has no fun. It is funny. The stone golf is an unfair game, either. For the stone-golf, the stone-golfer uses the hand to throw the stone to play golf. Whoever is stronger will win the game. [0009]
  • Disk-golf is similar to stone-golf. No club, the disk-golf is no more disk-golf. The disk-golfer still throws the disk with hand. It has no fun, either. As our golfrisbee sport becomes popular, it is hardly believe that the disk-golf will survive any more. [0010]
  • However, using key words “disk-golf” to search on the Internet, it is easily to find out millions of web sites addressing on disk-golf. It is a hot sport. Therefore, Golfrisbee is a market-pull product and technology. The market is already there. However, there is no proper product and suitable technology to fit for the requirements of the demanding market. Definitely, our golfrisbee is the right market-pull product for the demanding market. The consumers have waited for our golfrisbee for a long time. However, due to the technology barrier of swiveling-to-fly, until now, no body can invent such a simple mechanism to emulate the complicated process of human's throwing disk to fly. Therefore, people have to accept the disk-golf sport as a poor substitutive solution. [0011]
  • Our first inventor had invented U.S. Pat. No. 6,193,620, the multi-media Frisbee-golf. It is the first patent to use the swivel techniques to launch a disk to fly. Comparing our patent with previous patents, our invention is to use a simple screw mechanism to emulate human's throwing disk process. We make the technology breakthrough in the emulation of human throwing flying disk to fly. It is the most efficient way to launch the flying disk with our golfrisbee club. [0012]
  • Furthermore, we make the system integration of the swivel-to-launch technology with golf to be the sport of golfrisbee. The golfrisbee sport is similar to the golf. The golfer swivels the golf club to hit the ball to fly or push the ball to roll into the hole. The golfrisbeer swivels the golfrisbee club to launch the golfrisbee disk to fly or push the disk to skid with club into the hole. [0013]
  • OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES
  • Swivel-to-launch with club increases the flying distance of the disk. A new golfrisbee and a new golfrisbee sport are invented. Golfrisbee is the combination of the baseball, golf, flying disk, and hockey together to be a new sport. The golfrisbee is similar to golf. The golfrisbeer swivels the club to launch the golfrisbee to fly. However, the safe golfrisbee sport can play in the park. Even one single player still can play and practice the golfrisbee sport in the park safely. It converts the conventional disk-golf to be the golfrisbee. The integrated multimedia device can be embedded in the golfrisbee to have the attracting and interesting multimedia effect. [0014]
  • The inventors have built a prototype and made many experiments. As we expect, the golfrisbee disk flies much farther, much higher and much better than the hand-throwing flying disk. Furthermore, the flying performance of golfrisbee is steady and repetitive. The golfrisbee always makes the successful flight each time. [0015]
  • It is well known that the human player cannot repeat the same performance every time. The golfrisbee does not have the unsteady problems as hand-throwing flying disk has. The reason is the launching parameters such as angle, speed, direction, etc. have been cast in the golfrisbee. These parameters have very narrow working ranges. The human cannot repeat all these narrowly ranged parameters all the time. However, all these narrowly ranged parameters are calibrated and cast in the basic golfrisbee club and disk. As the golfrisbeer swivels the club, these parameters repeat the same values all the time. Therefore, the golfrisbee has much better performance than the hand-throwing flying disk. [0016]
  • Therefore, the adjustment of these parameters is very important. For the basic golfrisbee club and disk, the manufacture will use the model casting process to fix all the parameters to be the optimum values. The beginner golfrisbeer does not need to calibrate these parameters. For the customized golfrisbee, the expert golfrisbeer can make the fine tune and adjustment to his personal preference. [0017]
  • Furthermore, the golfrisbee does not need the special net equipment as the disk-golf does. The only modification for the traditional golf course is to enlarge the hole of golf ball to be the hole of golfrisbee disk. However, even this tiny modification can be optional. The golfrisbee disk can play as either hockey disk or flying disk. Therefore, the golfrisbee can share the same golf course with golf. The golfrisbee sport uses many different kinds of golfrisbee clubs and many different kinds of golfrisbee disks. As the golfrisbee becomes popular, a new industry will emerge. We create new market chances for the manufacturers and the owners of the golf courses[0018]
  • DRAWING FIGURES
  • FIG. 1 is the partially exposed sectional view of the universal golfrisbee disk and the universal golfrisbee club; ([0019] 1A) is the sectional view of the universal golfrisbee disk; (1B) is the partial exposure of right-hand golfrisbee club; (1C) is the partial exposure of left-hand golfrisbee club; (1D) is the bottom view of the universal golfrisbee disk.
  • FIG. 2 is the basic golfrisbee; ([0020] 2A) is the sectional view of the basic golfrisbee disk; (2B) is the side view of the basic golfrisbee club; (2C) is the bottom view of the basic golfrisbee disk.
  • FIG. 3 is the open platform of customized golfrisbee with different kinds of launching screw and weight systems; ([0021] 3A) is the linear launching screw mechanism; (3B) is the jumping type nonlinear launching screw mechanism; (3C) is the speedy type nonlinear launching screw mechanism; (3D) the adjustable weight is a unit package to be replaced; (3E) the weight in the weight packet can be adjustable; (3F) is the partial exposure view of the customized golfrisbee club; (3G) is the sectional view of customized golfrisbee is the open platform for the different screw mechanism; (3H) is the personalized golfrisbee is the open platform for both adjustable weight and different screw mechanism.
  • FIG. 4 is the adjustable golfrisbee with the fitting cap position being adjustable from the middle to the rim; (A) is the sectional view taken at the line A-A in FIG. 4C; ([0022] 4B) is the motor enhanced golfrisbee club for the adjustable golfrisbee disk; (4C) is the bottom view of the adjustable golfrisbee disk.
  • FIG. 5 is the partially exposed sectional view of the pick & throw golfrisbee club. [0023]
  • FIG. 6 is the partially exposed sectional view of the helicopter type of golfrisbee; ([0024] 6A) is the helicopter type golfrisbee; (6B) is the helicopter type golfrisbee club.
  • FIG. 7 is the integrated multimedia device for the golfrisbee; ([0025] 7A) is the sectional view of the integrated multimedia device; (7B) is side view of the integrated multimedia device; (7C) is the top view the integrated multimedia device.
  • FIG. 8 is the operations of the golfrisbee; ([0026] 8A) mounting the golfrisbee on the club head; (8B) rotating golfrisbee half cycle with the club head being pivotal center to have the golfrisbee to be in the locked position; (8C) swiveling the golfrisbee club backward slowly; (8D) swiveling the golfrisbee club forward fast to launch the golfrisbee disk; (8E) at the designated launching point, the golfrisbee disk takes off and flies in the sky.
  • FIG. 9 is to use the golfrisbee club to push the golfrisbee skid into the hole.[0027]
  • DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
  • The flying disk is very difficult to launch to fly. The human throwing to fly is the only efficient way to launch the flying disk to fly. However, the human arm is short. The force of human arm is weak. Therefore, the flying distance is short. To increase force, we use the waist force. To increase speed, we swivel a long pole to launch the flying disk to fly. In other words, to increase the flying distance, as the golf does, we need swivel the club to launch the flying disk. It will increase both the swiveling force and speed. [0028]
  • The most difficult challenge of the swivel-to-fly technology is to use the pole to emulate the human throwing-to-fly process. However, the human hand is the most complicated and delicate mechanism with the most sophisticated controller, brain. The combination of the human hand and brain, it is almost impossible to emulate such complicated human throwing process with a simple mechanism. The most important issue is the simple mechanism needing to grasp the disk tightly before the launch and suddenly release the disk at the designated launching position. Usually, the designated launching position is the club being swiveled at the highest speed. It is an impossible mission to emulate the human hand and brain with a simple mechanism. Furthermore, to be practical, the simple mechanism has no moving part. The simple mechanism is sturdy. Otherwise, it will be easily broken in the high-speed operation of the club. That is the reason why the conventional disk-golf sport still uses the hand-throwing flying disk to play the golf-disk sport. They cannot overcome the technology barrier to have a simple, efficient and practical way to swivel and launch the flying disk. [0029]
  • So, until now, there is no disk-golfer using the pole to launch the disk to fly. We are the only team dedicating our efforts to make the golfrisbee dream to become true. After a lot of trials and tests, finally, we make a breakthrough in concept and we have built a prototype to launch the disk to fly with the club. We have verified the innovative idea with the prototype to make the golfrisbee dream to become true. The verified innovative ideas and efforts becomes the core of our invention. [0030]
  • We have built many prototypes and made field tests for these prototypes successfully. The working principle of the swiveling-to-launch-to-fly golfrisbee is to use the simple screw mechanism to emulate the complex human throwing way to launch the flying disk. The screw mechanism is simple and having no moving part. The invention of screw was the most important invention in history. However, nobody think the screw mechanism has such kind an important application which can emulate the complex process of human throwing disk to fly. [0031]
  • The golfrisbee sport includes two components, the golfrisbee disk, and the golfrisbee club. FIG. 8 and FIG. 9 illustrate the operations of golfrisbee. FIG. 1 is the value-added universal golfrisbee. FIG. 2 is the basic golfrisbee; FIG. 3 is the customized golfrisbee disk, etc. [0032]
  • From our experience, for a beginner golfrisbeer, he had better to start to play the basic golfrisbee first. For the basic golfrisbee, all the important parameters have been cast into the golfrisbee disk and club as an integrated unit. With these preset parameters, the beginner golfrisbeer can swivel and launch the golfrisbee successfully without any problem. However, these parameters are the results of our numerous tests. The calibration processes for these parameters are professional and very tedious. The beginner golfrisbeer had better not to go through these parameters calibration process. They should leave the calibration process to the manufacturer until they become the experts golfrisbeer. Then they can adjust the parameters with the value-added universal golfrisbee, adjustable golfrisbee as shown in FIG. 1, FIG. 3, FIG. 4, etc. [0033]
  • Referring to FIG. 1, depending on the golfrisbeer is right-hand user or left-hand user; the golfrisbee club has the right hand golfrisbee club [0034] 2 and the left-hand golfrisbee club 7. The right-hand user will swivel the golfrisbee club 2 on the right side of his body; the left-hand user will swivel the golfrisbee club 7 on the left side of his body.
  • As shown in FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B, for the right-hand golfrisbeer, he uses the right hand golfrisbee club [0035] 2 together with the right hand fitting cap 11. The right hand screw 34 is notched on the club head 3. The right hand screw 32 is notched in the fit cap means 11. The fitting cap 11 having the right-hand screw 32 fits on the head 3 having the right hand screw 34.
  • As shown in FIG. 1A and FIG. 1C, for the left-hand golfrisbeer, he uses the left-hand golfrisbee club [0036] 7 together with the left-hand fitting cap 16. The left-hand screw 84 is notched on the left-hand club head 8. The left-hand screw 62 is notched in the left-hand fitting cap 16. For the left-hand golfrisbee system, the screw 84 is left-hand screw system. Accordingly, the fitting cap means 16 having the left-hand screw 62 fits on the head 8 having the left-hand screw 84.
  • In the following description, we make a lot of discussion is based on the right-hand golfrisbee. However, the same principles can be applied to left-hand golfrisbee. [0037]
  • Referring to FIG. 1, the golfrisbee [0038] 1 is a special design disk to rotationally mount on the club head 3 with the screw mechanism. The screw 32 of the fitting cap 11 is rotationally fit on the right-hand screw 34 of the golfrisbee club head 3. The club head is constituted of a screw 34 notched on a pole 36. The pole 36 can be locked not to rotate with the locking screw 35. Releasing the locking screw 35, the pole 36 can rotate to adjust the designated launching point of the golfrisbee 1. The fitting cap 11 fitting on the club head 3 is mounted beneath the universal golfrisbee 1. The fitting cap 11 is constituted of the tube wall 31 and the right hand screw 32. The fitting cap 11 can be fixed with the locking screw 33. Releasing the locking screw 33, the fitting cap means can rotate to change the designated launching point of the golfrisbee 1, too. However, to make the adjustment of the designated launching point, both the fitting cap 11 and the club head 3 have to make the necessary adjustments together. The operation range is very narrow. It is easily out of range. Therefore, we strongly suggest the beginner golfrisbeer to start with the basic golfrisbee. As shown in FIG. 1C, the shield 10 is the airflow guiding plate to reduce the air drag force.
  • As shown in FIG. 2A, all the value-added components are removed from the universal golfrisbee to be the basic golfrisbee. The cap fitting [0039] 11 b is cast to be one unit with the basic golfrisbee 1 b. The basic golfrisbee has only one fitting cap 11 b having the screw to be either right-hand screw or left-hand screw. Correspondingly, the golfrisbee club 2 b has the club head 3 b having the notched screw to be either right-hand screw or left-hand screw.
  • Just like the golf having many different clubs, the golfrisbee not only has many different kinds of clubs but also has many different kinds of golfrisbees. To understand the swivel-to-launch and push-to-skid working principle of the golfrisbee, the universal golfrisbee as shown in FIG. 1 is simplified to be the basic golfrisbee as shown in FIG. 2. It had better to understand the operation principle of golfrisbee principle with the basic golfrisbee. The operations of the basic golfrisbee are illustrated in FIG. 8 and FIG. 9. The golfrisbee is similar to the golf. The golfer swivels the golf club to hit the golf ball to fly or push the golf ball to roll into the hole. The golfrisbeer swivels the golfrisbee club to launch the golfrisbee disk to fly or push the golfrisbee to skid into the hole. [0040]
  • As shown in FIG. 8, it shows the operations of the right-hand golfrisbee. In FIG. 8A, the disk fitting cap [0041] 11 b mounts on the head 3 b with the screw 32 engaging with the screw 34. As shown in FIG. 8B, rotates the basic golfrisbee 1 b about ½ circle to ¾ circle in the right-hand screw direction, i.e., in the clockwise direction. The club head 3 b holds the basic golfrisbee 1 b with the screw mechanism. As shown in FIG. 8C, swiveling the club 2 b backward slowly as the golfer or baseball player does. As shown in FIG. 8D, swiveling the club 2 b forward fast as the golfer or baseball player does. Due to the eccentric force, the golfrisbee 1 b rotates in the counterclockwise direction with the club head 3 b being the pivotal center. As shown in FIG. 8E, as the golfrisbee 1 b points forward and the club 2 b is at the highest speed, it is the designated launching point set by the parameters of the golfrisbee. The cap fitting 11 b of the golfrisbee 1 b automatically takes off and the golfrisbee 1 b launches to fly in the sky.
  • As the golfrisbee disk is in the neighborhood of the target flag [0042] 121, as shown in FIG. 9, the golfrisbeer pushes the golfrisbee 1 b to skid into the hole 122 with the club 2 b. The hole 122 is at the foot of the flag 121.
  • There are two kinds of flying styles: the airplane and the helicopter. Similarly, there are two kinds of flying style for the golfrisbee. As the fitting cap is located at the rim of the golfrisbee disk, the golfrisbee flies as the airplane; as the fitting cap position is at the center of the golfrisbee disk, the golfrisbee flies as helicopter. As shown in FIG. 2, the basic golfrisbee [0043] 1 b mainly flies as the airplane. As shown in FIG. 1, the universal golfrisbee 1 can fly as either airplane or helicopter. Referring to FIG. 1B and FIG. 4B, as the fitting cap is located at the center of the golfrisbee, the golfrisbee 1 needs to use the motor enhanced club 2 or 2 a. For the club having screw mechanism, the launching point must be set at a designated launching point on the swiveling trajectory of the club. Referring to FIG. 1A, the fitting cap 11 at the rim is for the airplane type golfrisbee; the fitting cap 12 at the center is for the helicopter type golfrisbee. With the motor enhanced golfrisbee club 2, the fitting cap 11 at the rim can be used to launch the golfrisbee to fly as the airplane or the fitting cap 12 at the center can be used to launch the golfrisbee to fly as the helicopter.
  • Different screws have different launching effects. Different weights have different launching and fly effects. Different people have different swiveling styles. Under different weather conditions, the golfrisbee has different optimum “weight to aspect ratio” for best performance. To meet the different requirements, we need to have an open platform to meet the different requirements of the versatile working conditions. To understand the open platform principle, the universal golfbrisbee [0044] 1 is simplified to be the customized golfrisbee 1 c in FIG. 3G and the personal golfrisbee 1 p in FIG. 3H.
  • As shown in FIG. 3A, FIG. 3B, and FIG. 3C, there are different screw systems. FIG. 3D and FIG. 3E show the different weight systems. FIG. 3F, FIG. 3G and FIG. 3H show the golfrisbees with the open platform for the different screw and weight systems. [0045]
  • FIG. 3A is the linear screw system. The linear screw shown in FIG. 3A is the screw system shown in FIG. 1. The screw [0046] 34 is notched on the pole of club head 3. The screw 32 notched on the inside wall 31 of cap fitting 11. For the linear system, the vertical take-off speed of the golfrisbee disk 1 is only a fraction of the horizontal rotational speed.
  • For the non-linear screw system, the screw notched on the fitting cap [0047] 11 is different from the screw notched on the club head 3. To increase the vertical take-off speed of the disk 1, the nonlinear screw system 340 is used. The horizontal rotation momentum will convert to the vertical take-off momentum. As shown in FIG. 3B, the jumping type screw 340 is in parabolic shape notched on the club head 3. The corresponding nonlinear screw 320 is a circle spot notched on the fitting cap 11.
  • FIG. 3C is the non-linear screw system [0048] 341 designed for the throwing distance. As shown in FIG. 3C, the speeding type golfrisbee nonlinear screw 341 is notched on the cap fitting means; the nonlinear screw is notched on the club head is only one circular spot 321, or vice versa. The golfrisbee 1 a will not start the take off process until the club 2 a swiveling at very high speed. The momentum is transmitted from the club 2 a to the golfrisbee 1 a effectively. The golfrisbee 2 a with the nonlinear screw 341 will fly farther than the golfrisbee 2 a with linear screw system 34.
  • In the windy day, we need to increase the weight of the golfrisbee. As shown in FIG. 1A and FIG. 3H, the universal golfrisbee disk [0049] 1 and the personal golfrisbee disk 1 p are the open platform for different weight package 13. The adjustable weight package is fit in the central fitting cap 12.
  • As shown in FIG. 3F, FIG. 3G and FIG. 3H, to fit for the different requirements in the versatile conditions, the fitting cap [0050] 11 c and the club head 3 c can be exchanged. The customized golfrisbee 1 c or the personal golfrisbee 1 p and the customized club 2 c provide the open platform for the different screw and/or weight system. Releasing the locking screw 33, the fitting cap 1 c can be exchanged for different screws. Releasing the lock screw 35, the club head 3 c can be exchanged for different screws. Exchanging the fitting cap 11 c or the club head 3 c, the screw 34 c needs to match with the screw 32 c. They should be changed in pair. Since it is difficult to calibrate, there is an alignment mark marked on the disk 1 c to suggest the alignment of the fitting cap 11 c. There is an alignment mark marked on the club 2 c to suggest the alignment of the club head 3 c, too.
  • Referring to FIG. 3H, as the golfrisbeer uses cap fitting [0051] 11 c at the rim, the weight package 13 is screwed in the central fitting cap 12. As shown in FIG. 3D and FIG. 3E, the weight package 13 has two different types, packages 13 s and 13 t. As shown in FIG. 3D the adjustable weight 13 is a sealed package. Different package 13 s has the different weight 130. The weight 130 is sealed inside the package. Depending on the wind condition, the golfrisbee player will select different weight package 13 s. The notch 131 is to remove or install the weight package 13 s. If the golfrisbeer wants to have fine tune for the weight, he can use the personal weight package 13 t. The weight plate 133 can be added to the stud 135. The screw 134 locks the weight plates to the package 13 t.
  • Referring to FIG. 1, to increase the lift, there are the blades [0052] 101 attaching to the disk body. To increase the rotating angular momentum of the golfrisbee 1, the motor 70 can be embedded in the head 3 of golfrisbee club 2. In the motor enhanced swivel-to-launch mode, the lock screw 35 will be released to let the axle 36 freely spin. The working principle of the motor enhanced golfrisbee is very smart. The screw mechanism has both driving and launching capabilities. The push button 51 is the switch for the motor 70. There is one launching point indicator 71 which is the launching position and the rotating stop position indicator for the motor. On the launching point indicator 71, there is a stopping position mark. The motor will stop at the position specified by the stopping position mark. As the push button 51 is pushed to run, the digital motor will continuously run; as the push button 51 is pushed again, the digital motor will stop at the position specified by the stopping mark 71. As the motor 70 runs and drives the golfrisbee disk 1 to rotate, the golfrisbee disk 1 is engaged and held by the screw 34. As the motor 70 suddenly stop running and holds the axle 36 still, the golfrisbee disk 1 continues rotating due to the angular momentum. The golfrisbee disk 1 is released to launch to fly at the launching point specified by the launching point indicator 71. Such kind of an operation can be easily implemented with the modification of the traditional stepping motor. The battery pack 5 is to supply the electrical power to the motor 70. It can be rechargeable battery pack or conventional battery pack or fast exchangeable battery pack.
  • As shown in FIG. 4, it shows the adjustable golfrisbee [0053] 1 a. Depending on the position of the fitting cap 11 a, the golfrisbee disk can fly as an airplane or a helicopter. As the fitting cap 11 a is located at the center, the golfrisbee 1 a flies as the helicopter does. As the fitting cap 11 a is located at the rim, the golfrisbee 1 a flies as the airplane does. As shown in FIG. 4C, there is a slot 17 guiding the adjustable fitting cap 11 a to change the position. As shown in FIG. 4A, releasing the locking screw 171, the adjustable fitting cap 11 a can slide on the slot 17. On the vertical wall of the guiding slot, there are the multimedia means 9 a. The integrated multimedia device 9 a has the similar structure as the integrated multimedia device 9 as shown in FIG. 1. The opening on the vertical wall for the multimedia means 9 a not only reduces the aerodynamic drag but also has the multimedia effects. The adjustable golfrisbee 1 a is launched to fly with the motor enhanced club 2 a as shown in FIG. 4B.
  • As the golfrisbee [0054] 1 flies into the bush or fall into the pond, the pick-and-throw club 17 is needed. As shown in FIG. 5, the pick-and-throw club 17 is constituted of the finger 135 and the palm 178 to grasp the rim of the golfrisbee to pick up the golfrisbee and throw the golfrisbee. The finger 135 is pivotally mounted on the axle 171. Pressing on the handle 176, the steel wire 172 slides inside the guide tube 173 to pull the finger 135 to grasp the golfrisbee disk. The extension pole 174 slides in the handle pole 175 to adjust the pole length. The locker 176 is to lock the extension pole 174. As the locker 176 is released, the extension pole 174 can slide in the handle pole 175.
  • As the golfrisbeer does not have enough room to swivel the golfrisbee club, the golfrisbee has to fly out of the limited space as the helicopter does. Referring to FIG. 6, the club [0055] 2 h having no screw, the club 2 h must be the motor enhanced club. The launching point can be at any point on the swiveling trajectory of the club 2 h. As shown in FIG. 6A, the golfrisbee 1 h has the fitting cap 275 locating at the center. The fitting cap 275 fits on the cone 270 of the club 2 h. The motor 232 slides on the pole of the golfrisbee club 2 h. The motor 232 drives the steel wire 235 to rotate in the guided tube 234. The steel wire 235 drives the flat key 271 to rotate. The key 271 is inside the cone 270 to drive the cone 270 to rotate. Attaching to the flat key 271, there are two wires 236 having the hooked ends to grasp the protrude 276 at the top of the cone 275. First, mount the golfrisbee 1 h with the fitting cap 275 fitting on the cone 270. As the motor 232 is pulled backward, the steel wire 235 pulls the wire 236 downward. Under the constraint of the tube confinement 237, the steel wire hooks 236 close to grasp the protrude 235. Pressing on the button 51 h, the motor 232 drives the steel wire 235 to rotate. The steel wire 235 drives the key 271 to rotate. The key 271 drives the cone 270 to rotate. The cone 270 drives the golfrisbee 1 h to rotate. As the motor 232 is pushed forward, the spring 272 pushes the key 271 upward. The hooks 236 will push the golfrisbee 1 h to launch and release the golfrisbee 1 h to fly. Under the lift force of the blade 101, the helicopter type golfrisbee 1 h takes off to fly.
  • As shown in FIG. 1D, FIG. 4C or FIG. 4A, as the air passes the slot blowing on the integrated multimedia device [0056] 9 or 9 a, it generates the multimedia effects. The multimedia device 9 can be as simple as the string 91 tied to the pole 92 or as complex as the integrated multimedia device 9 m as shown in FIG. 7. For the simple string 91, it can be string ties two ends of poles 92. As the wind blows on it, it will generate sound. For the multimedia means 9 m, it is a flat tongue means has one free end to vibrate.
  • As shown in FIG. 7, the integrated multimedia device [0057] 9 m is constituted of the vibration lighting LED 83, the magnets 801 and 802, the vibration tongue 90 and/or the vibration fork 911. The principle of the vibration enlightened LED 83 has already fully disclosed in the FIG. 19 of U.S. Pat. No. 6,193,620. In this patent, we further integrate the harmonic vibration sound mechanism with the vibration enlightened mechanism to be an integrated multimedia mechanism 9 m. As the air flow 950 flows through the slot, it blows on the vibration tongue 90 and/or the vibration fork 911 to generate the harmonic vibration and sound. The vibration enlightened LED 83 can be either attached to the free end of the vibration tongue 90 or attached to the vibration fork 911. There are many different designs and alignments. As the wind 95 blows on the tongue 90, it generates the harmonic vibration of whistle sound. The vibration of the tongue 90 will make the fork 911 to have the harmonic resonance. The harmonic resonance of the fork 911 causes the vibration enlightened LED 83 to shine light. As the vibration enlightened LED 83 vibrates in the magnetic field 94 generated by the magnet poles 801 and 802, the coil 81 wrapping around the LED 83 cuts the magnetic field line 94 to generate the electrical voltage. Due to the harmonic oscillator circuit being constituted of the LED and the coil, the electrical voltage will build up and enlighten the LED. The vibration enlightened LED 83 have different colors. As the golfrisbee disk flies and rotates, it looks beautiful.
  • While the invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to the preferred embodiments thereof, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes in form and details may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. [0058]

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We claim:
1. A golfrisbee sport means comprises of a golfrisbee disk means and a golfrisbee club means, said golfrisbee club means being constituted of a pole means and a head means,
said golfrisbee disk means being constituted of a disk means and a fitting means, said fitting means being underneath of said disk means;
said fitting means being pivotally mounted on said head means of said golfrisbee club means;
swiveling said pole means of said golfrisbee club means, said golfrisbee disk rotating that said head means releasing said fitting means to launch said golfrisbee disk means to fly.
2. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 of which said head means of said golfrisbee club comprises screw means and said fitting means of golfrisbee fits on said screw means.
3. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 2 of which said screw means is a linear screw.
4. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 2 of which said screw means is a nonlinear screw.
5. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 2 of which said screw means has the length about ½ to ¾ turns to release said fitting means of said golfrisbee disk means.
6. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 of which said golfrisbee club means further comprises a motor means and a switch means, pushing said switch means to drive said head to rotate and stop.
7. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 6 of which said golfrisbee club means further comprises a stopping position specifying means, said motor means driving said head means of said golfrisbee club to rotate and stop at a specified position specified by said stopping position specifying means.
8. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 6 further comprises a battery means embedded in said golfrisbee club means.
9. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 8 of which battery means is embedded in a handle portion of said golfrisbee club means.
10. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 of which golfrisbee disk means further comprises airfoil means mounted on said golfrisbee disk means.
11. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 of which fitting means is at the rim portion of said golfrisbee disk means.
12. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 further comprising an adjustable weight means seating at the center portion of said golfrisbee disk means.
13. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 of which position of said fitting means is adjustable from center to rim of said golfrisbee disk means.
14. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 of which said golfrisbee club means further comprises a motor mounted on said pole, said motor driving a wire means to rotate, said wire means driving said head to rotate.
15. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 14 of which said wire means sliding to push said golfrisbee disk means to launch and fly.
16. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 15 of which said wire means further comprises hook means to pull to hold and push to launch said golfrisbee disk.
17. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 further comprises an integrated multimedia means, said integrated multimedia means comprising a vibration tongue means and a vibration enlightened means, said vibration enlightened means is attached to the vibration tongue means to stimulate said vibration enlightened means to light.
18. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 17 of which said vibration enlightened means is constituted of a coil means wrapping around a LED means vibrating in a magnetic field means.
19. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 1 further comprises a harmonic sound generator means, said harmonic sound generator means being constituted of a string means crossing wind blowing direction.
20. A golfrisbee sport means according to claim 18 of which said vibration tongue means is constituted of a fork means and a tongue means, said fork means having ends attaching to said vibration enlightened means and said tongue means seating between said fork means.
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