Erik O Giese, Roger J Brown: Athletic shoe. Converse, January 4, 1983: US04366634 (152 worldwide citation)

An improved athletic shoe having an injection-molded intermediate portion bonding a fabric upper portion and a rubber outsole portion, for improved fit and comfort, and decreased injury-causing fatigue, particularly adapted for use in the playing court-type sports such as basketball is disclosed. Th ...

Bernie Allen, Aaron Azevedo, Eckhard Knoepke, Neal F X Kimball, Philip L Blake, John A Hayes, John A Healy, Christopher J Edington: Shoe sole with a cushioning fluid filled bladder and a clip holding the bladder and providing enhanced lateral and medial stability. Converse, Rogers Howell & Haferkamp, November 15, 1994: US05363570 (141 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains to a shoe sole containing a cushioning fluid filled bladder and a clip holding the bladder in a set position in the shoe sole and providing enhanced lateral and medial stability to the sole.

John Healy, Jeff Thompson, Tom DiSilvio, Mary Patricia Adamo: Shoe with dual cushioning component. Converse, Howell & Haferkamp LC, August 3, 1999: US05930918 (116 worldwide citation)

A shoe of the present invention comprises a sole, a flexible bladder, and a cushioning material. The sole has a recess configured to receive the flexible bladder. The flexible bladder has interior surface portions defining at least one chamber. The chamber includes a first region and a second region ...

Stephen A Francis, Eric Swartz: Shoe with external shell. Converse, Bromberg & Sunstein, September 14, 1993: US05243772 (109 worldwide citation)

A shoe is provided comprising a sole, a sock attached to the sole, and a form-retaining shell attached to the sole, at least partially enclosing the sock, and not attached to the sock above the region of the sole, such that the sole may flex in use. The shell, an ankle restraint fastener and a heelb ...

Rony Zarom: System and method for rapid wireless application protocol translation. Converse, Sughrue Mion PLLC, March 12, 2002: US06356529 (101 worldwide citation)

A method and a system for translating between data transmitted according to the WAP network protocols and data transmitted according to IP protocols. The system and method enable the translation process to be performed as soon as a minimal portion of data has been received by the gateway translator. ...

John A Healy, Craig Wojcieszak: Shoe having shock-absorber element in sole. Converse, Thompson Coburn, May 27, 2003: US06568102 (99 worldwide citation)

A shoe comprising a sole for supporting a foot of a wearer, and a shoe upper adjacent the sole. The sole includes an upper force-distribution plate portion, a lower force-distribution plate portion spaced below the upper plate portion, and at least one resilient shock-absorber element in contact wit ...

Bernie Allen, Douglas E Clark, Christopher J Edington, Rui Parracho, Eric Swartz: Reactive energy fluid filled apparatus providing cushioning, support, stability and a custom fit in a shoe. Converse, Rogers Howell & Haferkamp, May 24, 1994: US05313717 (97 worldwide citation)

A reactive energy fluid filled cushioning and stabilizing apparatus in a shoe is comprised of one or more anatomically shaped fluid filled bladders that are positioned in the forefoot, arch and/or heel areas of the shoe. The bladders assume a complementary custom fitting configuration to the contour ...

John J O Rourke, Richard P Bunch: Athletic shoe with Y support. Converse, Bromberg Sunstein & Casselman, August 30, 1988: US04766681 (97 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe employs a pair of spring structures in such a way that an arm of a Y-shaped spring on one side of the ankle fastens under tension to a corresponding arm of a spring on the other side of the ankle. The springs are preferably of sheet material conforming to and affixed to the upper. T ...

Craig A Franklin, Rui M Parracho, Lloyd S Smith, Richard P Bunch, Jack A Boys II, Alexander L Gross, Robert W Pagluiso: Shoe with internal dynamic rocker element. Converse, Bromberg Sunstein & Casselman, January 3, 1989: US04794707 (95 worldwide citation)

A shoe for casual or athletic footwear which provides support cushioning and walking comfort due to the presence of an internal dynamic rocker element disposed in a forefoot area of the midsole.

Anthony Dylan Vizy, David M Collins: Shoe with removable midsole. Converse, Howell & Haferkamp L C, February 15, 2000: US06023857 (84 worldwide citation)

A shoe including an outsole, an upper and a midsole. The outsole has a bottom surface with a central section. The upper has a base portion defined by a bottom peripheral edge of the upper. The upper is secured directly to the outsole around substantially the entire bottom peripheral edge. The midsol ...