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US3070370A
US3070370A US862553A US86255359A US3070370A US 3070370 A US3070370 A US 3070370A US 862553 A US862553 A US 862553A US 86255359 A US86255359 A US 86255359A US 3070370 A US3070370 A US 3070370A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B60/00Details or accessories of golf clubs, bats, rackets or the like
    • A63B60/06Handles
    • A63B60/22Adjustable handles
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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Dec. 25, 1962 J. v. sTElNl-:R

VARIABLE GOLF CLUB Filed Deo. 29, 1959 w KN Nm.

that the diameter of the hand gripping portion can be properly adjusted in order to permit the user to have the diameter of the hand gripping portion properly located or arranged. The annular recess 32 in the head 13 is adapted to receive therein end portions of elongated strips defined between the slots so that these strips will be held in their proper position during the adjustment thereof. The interengagement of the stud 14 with the threaded socket 11 helps provide a locking arrangement so as to minimize accidental movement of the parts from their desired adjusted position.

In the modiication of FIGURES 4 through 7, the hand grip is, also` adapted to be readily manually adjusted so that the diameter of the handle 24 can be changed or varied as desired. Thus, the handle 24 includes the bore or opening 26 which has a tapered formation so Ithat the portion of the bore 26 contiguous to the closed end 37 is of less diameter or less size than the opposite end portion of the bore 26, whereby las the shank portion 22 with the collar 23 is moved into the tapering bore 26, the handle 24 can be expanded to` the desired size. Since the handle 24 is made of a resilient material, it will be seen that as the shank portion 22 with the collars 23 moves outwardly or withdraws from the bore 26, the handle 24 will have ia tendency to contract due to the inherent resiliency of the handle 24, and as shown in FIGURE 4 the element such as the lock nut 31 and associated parts provide a means whereby with the handle 24 adjusted to the desired location, the parts can be locked so as to be maintained or retained immobile in their desired position. The lock nut 31 is adapted to threadedly engage the threaded section 26 of the shaft 19, and the ferrule 2,7 is adapted to have its internal threadsv 41 engage ythe threaded section 21, while the internal splines 41 of the ring member 28 engage the splines 29. of the end portion 30 of the ferrule 27 so that there will be a snug intertting and interengagemen-t of the parts in order to retain the various elements stationary in their adjusted positions.

When the device of FIGURES 1, 2 and 3 is being initially assembled, the strips can be squeezed together in order yto initially insert the end portions of the strips in the annular recess 32. The stud 14 is arranged in threaded engagement with the socket 11 so that by manually turning the head 13 in. one direction, the tapering shank L. will cause expansion of the elongated strips in order to increase the diameter of the hand grip, While by turning the head 13 in the opposite direction, the diameter of the hand grip can be decreased or reduced.

lt will be understood that other modifications may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.

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ln a golf elu'o, a shaft having a threaded socket, a tapering insert having a head on its upper end, there being an `annular recess in said head, said insert having a threaded stud engaging said socket, a tubular section integral with said shaft and said tubular section having a plurality of longitudinally extending slots therein, and a sleeve of resilient material positioned over said tubular section and said sleeve having a plurality of longitudinally extending slots therein which register with the slots in said tubular section, and said slots defining therebetween elongated strips which are adapted to have their end -portions engaging the recess in said head.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 584,220 Gunsaul June 8, 1897 740,500 White Oct. 6, 1903 2,117,129 Young May l0, 1938 2,121,989 Schnase June 28, 1938 2,475,927 Verderber July 12, 1949 2,517,245 Scott Aug. l, 1950 2,750,194 Clark lune l2, 1956 2,772,090 Brandon Nov. 27, 1956 2,879,065 Smith Mar. 24, 1959 FOREIGN PATENTS 4,056 Great Britain Sept. 4, 1913

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US3524646A (en) * 1967-06-08 1970-08-18 Harold P Wheeler Golf club assembly
US4365807A (en) * 1980-07-31 1982-12-28 Melby Phillip J Golf club including rotatable grip
US4383387A (en) * 1981-07-30 1983-05-17 Puskar Frank J Twirling baton
US4645235A (en) * 1984-08-21 1987-02-24 Societe Anonyme Kerma Ski pole handle
US4932661A (en) * 1989-06-27 1990-06-12 Choi Richard W Extensible exercise golf club
WO1993011835A1 (en) * 1991-12-13 1993-06-24 Lars Ingerslev Storper A golf club grip
US5263275A (en) * 1992-04-10 1993-11-23 Berkley, Inc. Variable circumference rod handle
US5674134A (en) * 1995-10-03 1997-10-07 Blankenship; William A. Golf club shaft extender
US6146038A (en) * 1999-04-22 2000-11-14 A.T.X. International, Inc. Variable contour grip
US6386989B1 (en) 2000-02-04 2002-05-14 Ben Huang Golf club grip assembly
US6551198B2 (en) 2000-02-04 2003-04-22 Ben Huang Golf club grip assembly
US20030176236A1 (en) * 1997-06-06 2003-09-18 Fendel Edwin B. Hybrid golf club shaft
US6629901B2 (en) 2000-11-09 2003-10-07 Ben Huang Composite grip for golf clubs
US6641488B2 (en) 2002-02-15 2003-11-04 Ben Huang All-weather shock absorbing grip for golf clubs and the like
US6663500B2 (en) 2000-02-04 2003-12-16 Ben Huang All-weather composite grip for golf clubs
EP1371397A1 (en) * 2002-06-11 2003-12-17 Ben Huang Spiral wrap golf club grip
US6840871B2 (en) 2000-10-30 2005-01-11 Ben Huang Composite grip for golf clubs
US20090082124A1 (en) * 2007-09-26 2009-03-26 Hackenberg James A Golf swing trainer having balanced center of mass
US20090139380A1 (en) * 2007-12-04 2009-06-04 Marshalltown Company Adjustable tool handle
US20140066220A1 (en) * 2012-08-28 2014-03-06 John Dandrea Golf swing training aid
US9174104B1 (en) * 2013-06-11 2015-11-03 Edward Rogacki Interchangeable golf grip system
US20150373960A1 (en) * 2013-12-18 2015-12-31 Jscompany. Ltd. Fishing rod for enhancing casting power
US10780452B2 (en) 2006-05-22 2020-09-22 Ben Huang Multi-polymer grip member

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US584220A (en) * 1897-06-08 Seward m
US740500A (en) * 1902-05-21 1903-10-06 Rollin H White Golf-club.
GB191304056A (en) * 1912-02-16 1913-09-04 Brooser Mor Improvements in Billiard Cues.
US2117129A (en) * 1931-10-30 1938-05-10 Leonard A Young Shaft for golf clubs and the like
US2121989A (en) * 1937-12-01 1938-06-28 Robert M Hawk Combined handle grip and weapon
US2475927A (en) * 1945-05-31 1949-07-12 Verderber Joseph Golf club
US2517245A (en) * 1947-03-31 1950-08-01 Julian M Scott Golf club
US2750194A (en) * 1955-01-24 1956-06-12 Austin N Clark Golf club head with weight adjustment
US2772090A (en) * 1952-08-27 1956-11-27 Spalding A G & Bros Inc Lightweight grip
US2879065A (en) * 1958-07-03 1959-03-24 Harry D Smith Adjustable golf club

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US584220A (en) * 1897-06-08 Seward m
US740500A (en) * 1902-05-21 1903-10-06 Rollin H White Golf-club.
GB191304056A (en) * 1912-02-16 1913-09-04 Brooser Mor Improvements in Billiard Cues.
US2117129A (en) * 1931-10-30 1938-05-10 Leonard A Young Shaft for golf clubs and the like
US2121989A (en) * 1937-12-01 1938-06-28 Robert M Hawk Combined handle grip and weapon
US2475927A (en) * 1945-05-31 1949-07-12 Verderber Joseph Golf club
US2517245A (en) * 1947-03-31 1950-08-01 Julian M Scott Golf club
US2772090A (en) * 1952-08-27 1956-11-27 Spalding A G & Bros Inc Lightweight grip
US2750194A (en) * 1955-01-24 1956-06-12 Austin N Clark Golf club head with weight adjustment
US2879065A (en) * 1958-07-03 1959-03-24 Harry D Smith Adjustable golf club

Cited By (28)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3524646A (en) * 1967-06-08 1970-08-18 Harold P Wheeler Golf club assembly
US4365807A (en) * 1980-07-31 1982-12-28 Melby Phillip J Golf club including rotatable grip
US4383387A (en) * 1981-07-30 1983-05-17 Puskar Frank J Twirling baton
US4645235A (en) * 1984-08-21 1987-02-24 Societe Anonyme Kerma Ski pole handle
US4932661A (en) * 1989-06-27 1990-06-12 Choi Richard W Extensible exercise golf club
US5478074A (en) * 1991-12-13 1995-12-26 Storper; Lars I. Golf club grip
WO1993011835A1 (en) * 1991-12-13 1993-06-24 Lars Ingerslev Storper A golf club grip
US5263275A (en) * 1992-04-10 1993-11-23 Berkley, Inc. Variable circumference rod handle
US5674134A (en) * 1995-10-03 1997-10-07 Blankenship; William A. Golf club shaft extender
US20030176236A1 (en) * 1997-06-06 2003-09-18 Fendel Edwin B. Hybrid golf club shaft
US6146038A (en) * 1999-04-22 2000-11-14 A.T.X. International, Inc. Variable contour grip
SG85695A1 (en) * 1999-04-22 2002-01-15 Atx Int Inc Variable contour grip
US6663500B2 (en) 2000-02-04 2003-12-16 Ben Huang All-weather composite grip for golf clubs
US6551198B2 (en) 2000-02-04 2003-04-22 Ben Huang Golf club grip assembly
US6386989B1 (en) 2000-02-04 2002-05-14 Ben Huang Golf club grip assembly
US6840871B2 (en) 2000-10-30 2005-01-11 Ben Huang Composite grip for golf clubs
US6629901B2 (en) 2000-11-09 2003-10-07 Ben Huang Composite grip for golf clubs
US6641488B2 (en) 2002-02-15 2003-11-04 Ben Huang All-weather shock absorbing grip for golf clubs and the like
EP1371397A1 (en) * 2002-06-11 2003-12-17 Ben Huang Spiral wrap golf club grip
US10780452B2 (en) 2006-05-22 2020-09-22 Ben Huang Multi-polymer grip member
US20090082124A1 (en) * 2007-09-26 2009-03-26 Hackenberg James A Golf swing trainer having balanced center of mass
US7785211B2 (en) * 2007-09-26 2010-08-31 Hackenberg James A Golf swing trainer having balanced center of mass
US20090139380A1 (en) * 2007-12-04 2009-06-04 Marshalltown Company Adjustable tool handle
US7621023B2 (en) 2007-12-04 2009-11-24 Marshalltown Company Adjustable tool handle
US20140066220A1 (en) * 2012-08-28 2014-03-06 John Dandrea Golf swing training aid
US8894503B2 (en) * 2012-08-28 2014-11-25 Simple Golfing Solutions LLC Golf swing training aid
US9174104B1 (en) * 2013-06-11 2015-11-03 Edward Rogacki Interchangeable golf grip system
US20150373960A1 (en) * 2013-12-18 2015-12-31 Jscompany. Ltd. Fishing rod for enhancing casting power

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