Easy To Use Patents Search & Patent Lawyer Directory

At Patents you can conduct a Patent Search, File a Patent Application, find a Patent Attorney, or search available technology through our Patent Exchange. Patents are available using simple keyword or date criteria. If you are looking to hire a patent attorney, you've come to the right place. Protect your idea and hire a patent lawyer.

Search All Patents:

  This Patent May Be For Sale or Lease. Contact Us

  Is This Your Patent? Claim This Patent Now.

Register or Login To Download This Patent As A PDF

United States Patent Application 20180093157
Kind Code A1
McNenny; Michael James April 5, 2018

Laser Golf Putting Guide


A Laser Golf Putting Guide is positioned behind a golf ball and illuminates a stationary straight line from behind the golf ball to the golf pin cup or hole. The stationary straight line assists the golfer in putting.

Inventors: McNenny; Michael James; (New York, NY)
Name City State Country Type

McNenny; Michael James

New York


Family ID: 1000002303151
Appl. No.: 15/283324
Filed: October 1, 2016

Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A63B 69/3676 20130101; A63B 2207/02 20130101; A63B 2069/3679 20130101; A63B 57/00 20130101
International Class: A63B 69/36 20060101 A63B069/36; A63B 57/00 20060101 A63B057/00


1. A method for using a laser illumination to display a stationary straight line between a golf ball and a golf pin cup or a hole, the method comprising: locating a laser illumination device generating the laser illumination behind the golf ball and the laser illumination device firmly inserted into a putting surface behind the golf ball; and aiming the laser illumination at the golf pin cup or the hole wherein the laser illumination device illuminates on the putting surface the stationary straight line from a distance behind the golf ball, over the golf ball, and on the putting surface to the golf pin cup or the hole.

2.-7. (canceled)


[0001] The present invention pertains to a laser golf putting guide. more particularly, the present invention relates to a laser beam used to help line the golf putter, golf ball, and golf hole from a laser illuminated device located behind the golf ball placement.


[0002] In example one, Golf is popular.

[0003] However putting can be difficult, and it can be hard to line up the putt with the pin-hole location such that the golf ball is putting in the proper direction.

[0004] This presents a technical problem for which a technical solution is needed.

[0005] In example two, putters will lasers built directly into the putter or putter heads are gaining popularity.

[0006] However, because the laser is attached to the putter which is a moving object, this makes it extremely difficult to create a stationary laser illuminated guide that the putter can use to line up their putt with. As the golfer pulls back and swings thru his putt, the laser illumination guide will move, and take away the focus and concentration of the putt. This feature can also add offset weight, increase the putter cost, and decrease the putter efficiency.

[0007] This presents a technical problem for which a technical solution is needed, and by providing a stationary laser illumination putting guide that is not attached to the putter, this will creates a more effective solution for lining up the putter, the golf ball, and golf pin location.


[0008] The invention is illustrated by way of example and not subject to limitations in the figures of the accompanying drawings. Same numbered items are not necessarily alike.

[0009] The accompanying Figures illustrate various embodiments of the invention.

[0010] FIG. 1 shows the locations of the "Laser Golf Putting Guide" (2), the Golfer (1), Golf Ball, the Pin Location (3), and the "stationary laser illumination" (4).

[0011] FIG. 2 shows an example of a "Laser golf putting guide" device.

[0012] FIG. 3 shows a prototype for such a device.


[0013] A Laser Golf Putting Guide.

[0014] The present invention is a device that can be easily positioned and firmly inserted into the putting green surface behind the golf ball location. A laser stationary beam illumination field is used to line up the golf putter and golf ball, with the proper golf ball trajectory to the pin location.

[0015] By having a straight and stationary laser beam illuminate, the golfer can be sure they care putting in the proper direction of the cup.

[0016] FIG. 1 shows a basic design for a laser guided putting device (2) that can be easily positioned just behind the golf ball, and is used to help line up the putt with the pin-hole location (3). By illuminating a stationary laser beam (4) that extend from just behind the golf ball all the way to the pin-hole locations (3), the Golfer (1) is better able to see the proper direction of the put (4), and this will help guide the put along the proper path (4) towards the cup hole.

[0017] FIG. 2 shows an examples of a device known as a "Laser golf putting guide". In this figure, the Laser bean device (1), is attached to a rod (3), which will illuminate a stationary laser beam field (2), that will extend from just behind the golf ball placement, up and over the golf ball (6), and extend to the pin cup location. The "Laser golf putting guide" can easily be secured into the putting green by way of a medal ground spike (5) or some other means of material or design. The laser beam device (1) can use batteries as a power source, and these batteries could be located either inside the Rod Holder (4), or inside the laser beam housing (1).

[0018] FIG. 3 shows a prototype of such a device using a wooden Rod Holder, and nail for the ground spike, and a carpenters laser leveling device. While the basic design is fairly simple, several iterations of such a device can exist.

[0019] Thus a Laser golf putting guide has been described.

[0020] For purposes of discussing and understanding the invention, it is to be understood that various terms are used by those knowledgeable in the art to describe techniques and approaches. Furthermore, in the description, for purposes of explanation, numerous specific details are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the present invention. It will be evident, however, to one of ordinary skill in the art that the present invention may be practiced without these specific details. In some instances, well-known structures and devices are shown in block diagram form, rather than in detail, in order to avoid obscuring the present invention. These embodiments are described in sufficient detail to enable those of ordinary skill in the art to practice the invention, and it is to be understood that other embodiments may be utilized and that logical, mechanical, electrical, and other changes may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention.

[0021] As used in this description, "one embodiment" or "an embodiment" or similar phrases means that the feature(s) being described are included in at least one embodiment of the invention. References to "one embodiment" in this description do not necessarily refer to the same embodiment; however, neither are such embodiments mutually exclusive. Nor does "one embodiment" imply that there is but a single embodiment of the invention. For example, a feature, structure, act, etc. described in "one embodiment" may also be included in other embodiments. Thus, the invention may include a variety of combinations and/or integrations of the embodiments described herein.

[0022] As used in this description, "substantially" or "substantially equal" or similar phrases are used to indicate that the items are very close or similar. Since two physical entities can never be exactly equal, a phrase such as "substantially equal" is used to indicate that they are for all practical purposes equal.

[0023] It is to be understood that in any one or more embodiments of the invention where alternative approaches or techniques are discussed that any and all such combinations as may be possible are hereby disclosed. For example, if there are five techniques discussed that are all possible, then denoting each technique as follows: A, B, C, D, E, each technique may be either present or not present with every other technique, thus yielding 2 5 or 32 combinations, in binary order ranging from not A and not B and not C and not D and not E to A and B and C and D and E. Applicant(s) hereby claims all such possible combinations. Applicant(s) hereby submit that the foregoing combinations comply with applicable EP (European Patent) standards. No preference is given any combination.

[0024] Thus a Laser golf putting guide has been described.

* * * * *

File A Patent Application

  • Protect your idea -- Don't let someone else file first. Learn more.

  • 3 Easy Steps -- Complete Form, application Review, and File. See our process.

  • Attorney Review -- Have your application reviewed by a Patent Attorney. See what's included.