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Publication numberUS20050061692 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/665,242
Publication dateMar 24, 2005
Filing dateSep 19, 2003
Priority dateSep 19, 2003
Publication number10665242, 665242, US 2005/0061692 A1, US 2005/061692 A1, US 20050061692 A1, US 20050061692A1, US 2005061692 A1, US 2005061692A1, US-A1-20050061692, US-A1-2005061692, US2005/0061692A1, US2005/061692A1, US20050061692 A1, US20050061692A1, US2005061692 A1, US2005061692A1
InventorsChangfu Chen
Original AssigneeChangfu Chen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus for carrying golf clubs
US 20050061692 A1
Abstract
A club-carrying apparatus includes a bag and a support device. The support device includes two legs, two rods, a ferrule, a pad and an anchor. The legs are pivotally connected with the bag. Each of the rods includes an upper end, a lower end and a waist between the ends. The upper end of each of the rods is attached to one of the legs. The ferrule binds the waists of the rods. The lower ends of the rods are attached to the pad. The anchor is installed on the bag in order to hook the rods.
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Claims(8)
1. A club-carrying apparatus including:
a bag; and
a support device including:
two legs pivotally connected with the bag;
two rods each including an upper end, a lower end and a waist between the ends, wherein the upper end of each of the rods is attached to one of the legs;
a ferrule for binding the waists of the rods;
a pad to which the lower ends of the rods are attached; and
an anchor installed on the bag in order to hook the rods.
2. The club-carrying apparatus according to claim 1 wherein the bag includes a frame attached to a lower end of the bag for enhancement.
3. The club-carrying apparatus according to claim 2 wherein the anchor is provided on the frame.
4. The club-carrying apparatus according to claim 3 wherein the anchor is attached to the frame.
5. The club-carrying apparatus according to claim 3 wherein the anchor is molded with the frame as one piece.
6. The club-carrying apparatus according to claim 5 wherein the anchor is formed with two protrusions each for restraining one rod.
7. The club-carrying apparatus according to claim 6 wherein each protrusion is away from the frame by a gap for receiving one rod.
8. The club-carrying apparatus according to claim 1 wherein the bag is formed with two hinges for pivotally connecting the legs with the bag.
Description
FIELD OF INVENTION

The present invention relates to golf and, more particularly, to an apparatus for carrying golf clubs.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

Referring to FIGS. 3 and 4, a conventional club-carrying apparatus includes a bag 1 and a support device 2 for helping the bag 1 stand. The support device 2 includes two legs 3, two rods 5, a restraint 6, a ferrule 7 and a pad 4. The legs 3 are pivotally connected with the bag 1. The restraint 6 is a U-shaped element attached to the bag 1. In assembly, the rods 5 are inserted through the ferrule 7 so that their waists are held in position relative to each other by means of the ferrule 7. Lower ends of the rods 5 are inserted through the restraint 6. The lower ends of the rods 5 are attached to the pad 4. Upper ends of the rods 5 are moved from each other and attached to the legs 3 from external sides. However, the lower ends of the rods 5 must insert through the restraint 6 before they can be attached to the pad 4.

The present invention is therefore intended to obviate or at least alleviate the problems encountered in prior art.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a club-carrying apparatus that can be easily assembled.

According to the present invention, a club-carrying apparatus includes a bag and a support device. The support device includes two legs, two rods, a ferrule, a pad and an anchor. The legs are pivotally connected with the bag. Each of the rods includes an upper end, a lower end and a waist between the ends. The upper end of each of the rods is attached to one of the legs. The ferrule binds the waists of the rods. The lower ends of the rods are attached to the pad. The anchor is installed on the bag in order to hook the rods.

Other objects, advantages, and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the attached drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

The present invention will be described via detailed illustration of the preferred embodiment referring to the attached drawings.

FIG. 1 is an exploded view of a club-carrying apparatus according to the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the club-carrying apparatus of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is an exploded view of a conventional club-carrying apparatus.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the club-carrying apparatus of FIG. 3.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a club-carrying apparatus 10 includes a bag 20 and a support device 30.

Referring to FIG. 1, the bag 20 is used for carrying and storing various golf clubs. Two hinges 21 are formed at an upper end of the bag 20. A frame 25 is formed at a lower end of the bag 20.

The support device 30 includes two legs 31, a pad 32, two rods 33, a ferrule 34 and an anchor 22.

The legs 31 are pivotally connected with the bag 20 by means of the hinges 21.

The ferrule 34 is hollow. The rods 33 are inserted through the ferrule 34 so that their waists are kept in position relative to each other.

The anchor 22 is molded together with the frame 25. Alternatively, the anchor 22 may be molded independent of the frame 25 and then attached to the frame 25. The anchor 22 includes two protrusions 24 formed thereon. A gap 23 exists between each protrusion 24 and the frame 25. The gaps 23 are used for receiving the rods 33.

The rods 33 are attached to the pad 32 before they are restrained by means of the anchor 22. To this end, the rods 33 are tilted so that the anchor 22 can easily extend through a gap between the rods 33.

Referring to FIG. 2, when the rods 33 are aligned with the gaps 23, the rods 33 are moved to an upright position. Thus, the rods 33 easily enter the gaps 23. The rods 33 are thus restrained by means of the anchor 22.

The present invention has been described through detailed illustration of the preferred embodiment. Those skilled in the art can derive variations from the preferred embodiment without departing from the scope of the present invention. Therefore, the preferred embodiment shall not limit the scope of the present invention defined in the claims.

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US8141705Jun 18, 2010Mar 27, 2012Golf Sales West, Inc.Golf bag, golf bag kit, and methods of assembly thereof
US8757373 *Jun 17, 2010Jun 24, 2014Golf Sales West, Inc.Modular golf bag kickstand
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/315.7, 248/96
International ClassificationA63B55/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63B55/04
European ClassificationA63B55/04
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Sep 19, 2003ASAssignment
Owner name: CHENTERLON INC., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CHEN, CHANGFU;REEL/FRAME:014526/0292
Effective date: 20030903