US 3063721 A
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Nov. 13, 1962 A. P. JACKSON ET AL 3,063,721
GOLFERS AID Filed July 21, 1960 llVVf/VI'ORS awn/98 5/ 4 0/2414 arwrls's 1927 1? 7 5 Uit Stats 3,063,721 GOLFERS AID Albert P. Jackson, 3323 Ingersoil Ave, and Sidney A. Inman, 1045 19th St., both of Des Moines, Iowa Filed July 21, 1960, Ser. No. 44,465 2 Claims. (Cl. 273183) This invention relates to a golfers aid and more particularly to a device that will audibly indicate to the user the instant he turns or raises his head during or after making a stroke.
One of the most prevelant mistakes made by golfers is the too previous objectionable movement of the head during the ball-club impact moment. Although all golfers realize that the head must remain lowered and motionless until the ball is struck, it is difiicult to determine just when the head and/ or shoulder was objectionably raised. Even the observation of another skilled person may be in error.
Therefore, one of the principal objects of our invention is to provide an audible means that will indicate to the user, the exact instant the head is moved or raised during or after the act of striking a golf ball with a golf club.
A further object of this invention is to provide a head movement indicator that is easily and quickly attached to or detached from the person or the equipment being worn by the person.
More specifically the object of this invention is to provide a head movement indicator that is attachable to one of the bows of a pair of spectacles.
A still further object of this invention is to provide a spectacle holding head movement indicator that may be easily and quickly placed in an operative position or in a non-operative position.
Still further objects of our invention are to provide an audible head movement indicator that is economical in manufacture, durable in use, and refined in appearance.
These and other objects will be apparent to those skilled in the art.
Our invention consists in the construction arrangements, and combination, of the various parts of the device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained as herein after more fully set forth, specifically pointed out in our claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of our device detachably secured to the bow of a pair of spectacles;
FIG. 2 illustrates the device in use;
FIG. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of our device taken on line 33 of FIG. 1, and more fully illustrates its construction; and
FIG. 4 is a cross sectional view .of the device taken on line 4-4 of FIG. 3.
In these drawings we have used the numeral to generally designate a pair of spectacles having the usual bows 11. Obviously when the spectacles are worn the two bows of the spectacles will extend at each side of the head 12 of the user. It is to one of the bows of the spectacles that we detachably secure our device, and which we will now described in detail.
The numeral 13 designates a tubular member having a sounding wall plug 15 in its outer end portion. The numeral 16 designates a sounding wall plug in the rear end portion of the tubular member 13. These two walls 15 and 16 are spaced apart a substantial distance as shown in FIG. 3. The numeral 17 designates a rollable ball or like inside the tubular member 13 and between the two walls 15 and 16. We recommend that the tubular member 13 and wall 15 be of suitable material such as hard plastic. The movable member 17 and wall 16 may be of suitable material such as that of metal. On the inner end of the tubular member is a flexible resilient tubular sleeve 19 extending inward longitudinally of the longitudinal axis of the tubular member 13. This sleeve has two diametrically opposite slit openings 20 and 21 with the slits preferably extending transversely of the longitudinal axis of the sleeve.
To use our device it is recommended that the appropriate bow of the wearers spectacles be extended through the two slot openings 20 and 21 as shown in FIG. 1. The tube 13 will be yielding held laterally outwardly and slightly downwardly from the head of the user with the ball 17 adjacent the wall 15. If and when the head is raised and turned, the ball 17, will however roll inwardly in the tubular member 13 and strike the sounding wall 16, thereby audibly notifying the user that his head has moved from its position. When getting into position for the shot, the user will lower and slightly turn his head to get the ball to roll to a position adjacent the outer sounding wall 15. The ball striking the wall 15 will audibly indicate to the user that the ball is in proper outward position. If the user is right handed, the device will be worn on the left bow of his spectacles as shown. Obviously if the user is left handed, he will wear the device on the right bow of his spectacles. When the player wishes to render the device non-operable, the tubular member on the bow is merely swung to a downwardly extending vertical position. In use, however, the transverse slot 20 and 21 arrangement in the resilient flexible sleeve 19, will yieldingly hold the tubular member in an extended lateral position relative to the head of the user.
Any suitable means may be used to secure our device to the head of the user. It has been found that the device may be used, merely by inserting the resilient collar 19 into the ear opening of the user.
Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of our golfers aid without departing from the real spirit and purpose of our invention, and it is our intention to cover by our claims, any modified forms of structure or use of mechanical equivalents which may be reasonably included within their scope.
1. In a head movement indicator, a tubular member, a sounding wall in the outer end portion of said tubular member, a second sounding wall in the inner end portion of said tubular member, a member freely movable in said tubular member and between said two sounding walls, a flexible resilient collar member on the inner end of said tubular member, and two diametrically opposed spectacle bow slot openings in said collar member.
2. In a head movement indicator, a tubular member, a sounding wall in the outer end portion of said tubular member, a second sounding wall in the inner end portion of said tubular member, a member freely movable in said tubular member and between said two sounding walls, a flexible resilient collar member on the inner end of said tubular member, and two diametrically opposed spectacle bow slot openings in said collar member; said slot openings extending transversely of the longitudinal axis of said tubular member.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,468,386 Mac Donald Sept. 18, 1923 2,031,771 Grier Feb. 25, 1936 2,191,683 Roberts Feb. 27, 1940 FOREIGN PATENTS 635,448 Great Britain Apr. 12, 1950