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A method for inflating cushioning devices which comprise at least first and second distinct chambers having an interconnecting passage providing fluid communication between the chambers. The method comprises either: (1) limiting the volume of at least one of the chambers, filling the chambers with a fluid at a single inflation pressure from a single inflation point and sealing the interconnecting passage, or (2) filling the chambers with a fluid at a single inflation pressure from a single inflation point compressing at least one of the distinct chambers, and sealing the interconnecting passage. The method is particularly suited to manufacture of a footwear cushion comprised of a body of elastomeric material having a plurality of sealed non-communicating cells having a single inflation point. At least two cells sharing a single sealed inflation passage are at different pressures.

Title
Multi-celled cushion and method of its manufacture
Application Number
462007
Publication Number
5916664
Application Date
June 24, 1996
Publication Date
June 29, 1999
Inventor
Marion Franklin Rudy
Northridge
CA, US
Agent
Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee
Assignee
Robert C Bogart
CA, US
IPC
B32B 1/00
A43B 13/40
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