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Publication numberUSD418566 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/075,725
Publication dateJan 4, 2000
Filing dateJul 8, 1997
Publication number075725, 29075725, US D418566 S, US D418566S, US-S-D418566, USD418566 S, USD418566S
InventorsGeorge D. Wever, III, Tsao Hwang, Daniel L. Weaver
Original AssigneeCobra Golf Incorporated
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft
US D418566 S
Abstract  available in
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for a lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft, as shown and described.
Description

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the first embodiment of a lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft of the prsent invention.

FIG. 2 is a side view of the first embodiment; all of the other side views are identical because of a circular configuration.

FIG. 3 is a close-up view of the first embodiment taken from FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is a close-up tip, end view of the first embodiment.

FIG. 5 is a close-up grip end view of the first embodiment.

FIG. 6 is a side view of a second embodiment of the lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft of the present invention; all of the other side views are identical because of the circular configuration.

FIG. 7 is a close-up view of the second embodiment taken from FIG. 6.

FIG. 8 is a side view of a third embodiment of the lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft of the present invention; all of the other side views are identical because of the circular configuration.

FIG. 9 is a close-up view of the third embodiment taken from FIG. 8.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a fourth embodiment of the lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft of the present invention.

FIG. 11 is a side view of the fourth embodiment; all of the other side views are identical because of the circular configuration.

FIG. 12 is a close-up tip end view of the lower portion of the shaft of the fourth embodiment.

FIG. 13 is a close-up grip end view of the lower portion of the shaft of the fourth embodiment.

FIG. 14 is a side view of a fifth embodiment of the lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft of the present invention; all of the other side views are identical because of the circular configuration.

FIG. 15 is a side view of a sixth embodiment of the lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft of the present invention; all of the other side views are identical because of the circular configuration.

FIG. 16 is a perspective view of a seventh embodiment of the lower section of a shaft adapted for use in a golf club shaft of the present invention.

FIG. 17 is a side view of the seventh embodiment; all of the other side views are identical because of the circular configuration.

FIG. 18 is a close-up tip end view of the seventh embodiment.

FIG. 19 is a close-up grip end view of the seventh embodiment.

FIG. 20 is a side view of an eighth embodiment; all of the other side views are identical because of the circular configuration; and,

FIG. 21 is a side view of a ninth embodiment; all of the other side views are identical because of the circular configuration.

The broken lines on FIGS. 1-6, 8, 10-21 showing the upper portion of the shaft, the broken lines on FIGS. 1, 10, and 16 showing the grip and the golf club head are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

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Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD21/757