Golf bag or other shoulder-borne device having double strap to single strap convertibility

CAFC
  • US 8,322,585 B2
  • Filed: 05/28/2009
  • Issued: 12/04/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A golf bag, comprising:

  • a body member constructed from one or more parts and including an open first end for receiving one or more golf clubs and a closed second end, wherein the body member extends in a longitudinal direction from the first end to the second end, and wherein the body member defines an overall height dimension extending in the longitudinal direction;

    at least five strap connection structures engaged with the body member, each strap connection structure for releasably engaging a strap connector, wherein the strap connection structures include;

    a first strap connection structure located proximate the first end,a second strap connection structure located proximate the first end and circumferentially displaced from the first strap connection structure,a third strap connection structure located proximate the first end and circumferentially displaced from the first and second strap connection structures such that the second strap connection structure is located between the first and third strap connection structures with respect to a circumferential direction around the body member,a fourth strap connection structure located between the first end and the second end of the body member at a distance of at least 40% of the overall height dimension away from the first end, anda fifth strap connection structure located between the first end and the second end of the body member at a distance of at least 40% of the overall height dimension away from the first end, wherein the fifth strap connection structure is circumferentially displaced from the fourth strap connection structure; and

    a strap system including a first strap member and a second strap member for releasably engaging the body member at a plurality of the strap connection structures, wherein the strap system is convertible between a double strap configuration and a single strap configuration, wherein when in the double strap configuration, the strap system is engaged with the body member as follows;

    a first strap connector of the first strap member releasably engages the first strap connection structure,a second strap connector of the first strap member releasably engages the third strap connection structure,a third strap connector of the first strap member releasably engages the fourth strap connection structure,a first strap connector of the second strap member releasably engages the fifth strap connection structure, anda second strap connector of the second strap member releasably engages a base portion of the first strap member, andwherein when in the single strap configuration, the strap system is engaged with the body member as follows;

    the first strap connector of the second strap member releasably engages the fifth strap connection structure,the second strap connector of the second strap member releasably engages the second strap connection structure, andthe first strap member is not engaged with any of the first through fifth strap connection structures.

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