05353459 is referenced by 141 patents and cites 51 patents.

The invention is directed to a method for inflating a bladder including a first and a second distinct chamber linked in fluid communication by an interconnecting port, and a fluid fill inlet linked in fluid communication with the first chamber. A first nozzle set at a first predetermined pressure level and connected to a first fluid pressure source is inserted in the fill inlet to thereby inflate the first and second chambers to the first predetermined pressure. The interconnecting port is sealed to isolate the first chamber from the second chamber out of fluid communication with each other such that the second chamber is isolated at the first predetermined pressure. The first nozzle is removed from the fluid fill inlet. A second nozzle set at a second predetermined pressure level and connected to a second pressure source is inserted into the fluid fill inlet to thereby inflate the first chamber to the second predetermined pressure. The fluid fill inlet is sealed, to isolate the first chamber at the second predetermined pressure, and the second nozzle is removed from the fluid fill inlet.

Title
Method for inflating a bladder
Application Number
8/114223
Publication Number
5353459
Application Date
September 1, 1993
Publication Date
October 11, 1994
Inventor
David M Forland
Battle Ground
WA, US
Joel L Passke
Portland
OR, US
Daniel R Potter
Forest Grove
OR, US
Agent
Banner Birch McKie & Beckett
Assignee
Nike
OR, US
IPC
A43B 13/20
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