09445640 cites 176 patents.

Articles of footwear may have an upper that includes a knit element and a tongue. The knit element defines a portion of an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface of the upper, with the interior surface defining a void for receiving a foot. The tongue is formed of unitary knit construction with the knit element and extends through a throat area of the upper.

Title
Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with a tongue
Application Number
14/91367
Publication Number
9445640 (B2)
Application Date
November 27, 2013
Publication Date
September 20, 2016
Inventor
Bruce Huffa
Encino
CA, US
Daren P Tatler
Hillsboro
OR, US
Benjamin A Shaffer
Saratoga
CA, US
Daniel A Podhajny
Beaverton
OR, US
Bhupesh Dua
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Assignee
NIKE
OR, US
IPC
D04B 19/00
D04B 1/24
D04B 1/12
D04B 7/24
D04B 15/56
D04B 1/22
A43B 23/02
A43B 1/04
A43B 23/26
D04B 7/30
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