WO2006080859A1 - Button clip for ball marker - Google Patents

Button clip for ball marker

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WO2006080859A1
WO2006080859A1 PCT/PH2005/000004 PH2005000004W WO2006080859A1 WO 2006080859 A1 WO2006080859 A1 WO 2006080859A1 PH 2005000004 W PH2005000004 W PH 2005000004W WO 2006080859 A1 WO2006080859 A1 WO 2006080859A1
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clip
ball
marker
body
button
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PCT/PH2005/000004
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French (fr)
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Jacques M. A. Pels
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Pels Jacques M A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • A45F5/02Fastening articles to the garment
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B57/00Golfing accessories
    • A63B57/20Holders, e.g. of tees or of balls
    • A63B57/207Golf ball position marker holders
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B57/00Golfing accessories
    • A63B57/30Markers
    • A63B57/353Golf ball position markers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • A45F5/02Fastening articles to the garment
    • A45F5/021Fastening articles to the garment to the belt

Abstract

The present invention relates in general to a golfing gadget such as a device for holding ball marker but more particularly to a button clip that can easily, readily, securely and fashionably hold a ball marker within the outer garment of the golfer and at the same time provide advertising opportunities through the space within the front portion of the ball marker and of the button clip.

Description

BUTTON CLIP FOR BALL MARKER

FIELD OF INVENTION

This disclosure concerns an invention relating generally to button clip designed to hold a ball marker on its front surface and then be attached to a golfers outer garments to make access easy and negating the need to rummage in pockets to find a ball marker.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Golf ball marker is a necessity in playing golf. It becomes very important especially to mark the original location of a golf ball when the ball needs to be moved and is put behind the ball prior to moving it or when the ball is to be replaced.

Prior to the popularity of the fashionable ball markers having disc like shaped configuration, objects such as coins, similar disc shaped markers, marking with a toe of a putter or leaf are the ones commonly used to serve as ball markers. However, using such objects has different drawbacks such as unavailability of coins, or in case of allowing the toe of the putter to marked the ball position it will be cumbersome to the player or scratching the surface will damage the playing surface.

On the other hand using leaf or other readily available lightweight objects will be unfavorable since these can be blown away anytime specially in an open fields such as golf courses.

A glaring drawback apparent here is the availability of such objects in times of needs, since aforementioned objects such as coins and keys are usually left behind in the purse and wallet in the confinement of a secured locker within the clubhouse.

It is therefore necessary to provide a ball marker and much more important is to provide a device that will easily hold the ball marker conveniently and be readily be accessible to the user aside from being fashionable.

Thus, the evolution of the button clip for ball marker which is fashionable, handy, elegant, convenient to use and can be easily attached to the golfer's outer garment. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the present invention for a button clip for ball marker. Figure 2 is a right side view the left side view being a mirror image thereof.

Figure 3 is a front view of the same. Figure 4 is a back view of the same. Figure 5 is an exploded perspective view of the same.

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the second embodiment of the present invention for button clip for ball marker.

Figure 7 is a right side view of the second embodiment. Figure 8 is a front view of the same. Figure 9 is a back view of the same; and Figure 10 is an exploded perspective view thereof.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS OF THE

INVENTION

The present invention relates in general to a button clip for ball marker intended to eliminate the glaring drawbacks apparent and inherent to the aforementioned problems.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, there is shown in Figure 1 the present invention for a button clip for ball marker generally designated as reference numeral 10 wherein same reference numerals designate same parts throughout. Said button clip for ball marker 10 having a generally circular main body 11 with a centrally disposed cavity 12 is integrally connected to an extending lower bridgel3 connected to an anchor shape base 14 wherein the whole button clip 10 is die struck from an iron plate material. Said centrally disposed cavity 12 about lmm deep is provided to accommodate a strong magnet 15, wherein said magnet 15 is securely disposed thereof by any attaching means but preferably of metal glue.

Iron is used rather than zinc alloy since magnets interact far superior with iron creating thereby a much bigger surface area with magnetic attraction to hold the corresponding ball marker 16 in place.

The anchor shape base 14 is provided with a retaining wall 17 on its outer edge to firstly secure the ball marker 16 while in place and to prevent the ball marker 16 for being accidentally brushed aside and being lost. The anchor shape base 14 is the result of making the center area smaller, which holds the magnet 15 but by creating the bridge 13 to the anchor shape base 14, the button clip 10 still manage to have an overall diameter of about 25mm, to hold the standard 23 mm diameter of a ball marker 16 which normally has a disc shaped configuration. The intended use of the button clip 10, is to provide a button clip for ball marker to be worn either like a clip attached to the collar area of a t-shirt but also over a button. In order to attach the button clip 10 to a shirt button, the spring clip .19 has to have a special shape.

Said spring clip 19 having a flat lower plate base body 20 that extends and bends upwardly at its front portion into an upper plate body 21.

Said upper plate body 21 flares and broadens out into a pair of prongs 22a and 22b respectively wherein a slit 23 is provided between said prongs 22a and 22b.

The flat lower plate base body 20 is further provided with a pair of apertures 24a and 24b spacedly disposed thereof. The upper plate 21 is provided with an opening 25 disposed proximate to the front portion of the upper plate 21 and to the pointed end of the slit 23.

A pair of projecting pins 18a and 18b, are spacedly disposed at the back of the circular main body 11 of the button clip 10 to provide a steady and secure hold to a spring clip 19 to be attached thereof. It is to be noted that the heads of the projecting pins 18a and 18b are flatten while the pair of apertures 24a and 24b provided on the lower plate base body 20of the spring clip 19 are engaged within said projecting pins 18a and 18b to act like a rivet in attaching the whole spring clip to the back of the circular main body 11. Said slit 23 has a narrow neck opening that slightly widens and reduces to a pointed end. It is made in such a way to allow different types of buttons and stitch widths to move within the spring clip slit 23 to settle and find a secure resting place by gravity.

Also, the overall shape and curvature of the spring clip 19 allows it to be used not only on t-shirt buttons but also on the flat area between two buttons, like a horizontal tie clip.

In Figure 6 another preferred embodiment of the present invention for a button clip for ball marker is shown, designated as reference numeral 25.

Said button clip for ball marker 25 having a generally disc-shaped body 26 that corresponds to a standard size ball marker A is provided with a retaining wall 27 having a semi-circular configuration integrally disposed at the lower edge of the discshaped body 26. i . , .

Said retaining wall 27 is provided at the lower edge of the disc-shaped body 26 to give ample support and at the same time ample space for the ball marker A to be easily put in placed within the disc-shaped body 26.

The disc-shaped body 26 is provided with a centrally disposed cavity 28 wherein a strong and circular magnet 29 can be securely attached by means of metal glue.

A recessed portion 30 is provided on the top back portion of the disc-shaped body 26 wherein a pair of spacedly disposed projecting pins 31a and 31b is integrally mounted.

A clip 32 having a flat lower portion 33 is provided with a bended front portion that extends into a curving upper arm portion 34 wherein a pair of circular apertures 35a and 35b is spacedly provided on said upper arm portion 34. A pair of aperture 36a and 36b are spacedly provided on the lower portion 33 of the clip 32 correspondingly situated below the circular apertures 35a and 35b.

Said clip 32 is mounted to the recessed portion 30 at the back of the discshaped body 26 wherein the projecting pins 31a and 31b snugly fits with the pair of apertures 36a and 36b creating thereby a fitting engagement between the clip 32 and the disc-shaped body 26.

The engagement is further reinforced by flattening the tips of the projecting pins 31a and 31b creating a rivet like connection thereto.

A circular front cover 37 having a diameter less than the overall diameter of the button clip 25 and with a thickness of not more than 0.4mm is provided and can be fixedly secured on top of the disc-shaped body 26 by any attaching means but preferably by metal glue.

Said circular front cover 37 which can be made up of material such as paper, iron and plastic and more importantly of material that will not in any way obstruct, hamper, or dimmish the magnetic attraction between the magnet and the ball marker.

Said circular front cover 37 having a flat and smooth front portion 38 can be capable of accommodating any advertising media which can be made up of sticker, photos, decal, laminates and others.

It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various modifications and variations can be made in the disclosed method and apparatus without departing from the scope or spirit of the invention. Other embodiments of the invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art from consideration of the specification and practice of the invention disclosed herein. It is intended that the specification and examples be considered as exemplary only, with the full scope of the invention being defined by the following claims.

Claims

What is claimed is:
1. A button clip for ball marker comprising: a circular body with a centrally disposed cavity; an extending lower bridge integrally connected to bottom portion of said circular body and integrally connected to an anchor shape base; a circular magnet securely disposed within the centrally disposed cavity of the circular body; an anchor shape base provided a retaining wall on its outer edge; a spring clip having a flat lower plate base body that curves upwardly at its front portion into an upper plate body; a pair of projecting pins spacedly disposed at the back of circular body of the button clip; a pair of prongs extending from the upper plate body; a slit provided between the pair of prongs having a narrow neck opening that slightly widens and reduces to a pointed end.
2. A button clip for ball marker as in claim 1 wherein the lower plate base body of the spring clip is provided with a pair of spacedly disposed apertures.
3. A button clip for ball marker as in claim 1 wherein the upper plate body is further provided with an opening disposed proximate to the front end of the upper plate body and the pointed end of the slit.
4. A button clip for ball marker as in claim 2 wherein the apertures of the lower plate base body of the spring clip is inserted to the pair of projecting pins disposed on the back of the circular body of the button clip for ball marker.
5. A button clip for ball marker as in claim 4 wherein the heads of the projecting pins are flatten thereof.
6. A button clip for ball marker comprising:
A disc-shaped body with a centrally disposed cavity having a recessed top back portion; A retaining wall integrally having a semi-circular configuration integrally disposed at lower edge of the disc-shaped body, A pair of projecting pins spacedly and integrally connected within the recessed back portion of the disc-shaped body. A clip with a flat lower portion having a bend front portion that extends into an upper curving arm is provided with circular apertures spacedly disposed on top of said upper curving arm. A pair of aperture is spacedly disposed within the flat lower portion of the clip; A circular front cover is provided within the top portion of the disc-shaped body made up of material that will not diminish the magnetic attraction between the magnet and the ball marker; A circular magnet is securely attached within the centrally disposed cavity of the disc-shaped body.
7. A button clip for ball marker as in claim 6 wherein the circular front cover having a smooth front portion can accommodates various advertising media materials.
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US5450994A (en) * 1994-09-19 1995-09-19 Malinowski; Casimier L. Measuring tape holder with notched back panel and riveted clip means
US5758807A (en) * 1996-08-21 1998-06-02 Wright; Robert A. Pocketless screw holder
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US3233802A (en) * 1964-03-27 1966-02-08 Thomas E Ludwick Combined golf ball position marker and carrier
US5025966A (en) * 1990-05-07 1991-06-25 Potter Stephen B Magnetic tool holder
US5450994A (en) * 1994-09-19 1995-09-19 Malinowski; Casimier L. Measuring tape holder with notched back panel and riveted clip means
US5758807A (en) * 1996-08-21 1998-06-02 Wright; Robert A. Pocketless screw holder
US20010001526A1 (en) * 1999-11-22 2001-05-24 Joseph J. Moon Power assisted seat folding mechanism

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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JP2011019855A (en) * 2009-07-21 2011-02-03 Hiroaki Terasaki Marker holder

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