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Mark G Parker, David M Forland, Lester Q Lee, Thomas McGuirk, Daniel R Potter, Stephen F Potter: Footwear with adjustable viscoelastic unit. Nike and Nike International, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 4, 1989: US04817304 (330 worldwide citation)

Footwear having an improved cushioning sole structure is disclosed. The footwear includes an upper and a sole member attached to the upper. The sole member includes a sealed inner member of a flexible material which is inflated with a gaseous medium to form a compliant and resilient insert. An elast ...


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Edward C Frederick: Device for determining the speed, distance traversed, elapsed time and calories expended by a person while running. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, March 25, 1986: US04578769 (269 worldwide citation)

A device for measuring the speed of a person while running along a surface is disclosed. A pressure switch or transducer located in a shoe senses when a foot of the runner is in contact with the surface and produces a foot contact signal having a duration proportional to the time the foot is in cont ...


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Albert Y S Shum, Allan M Schrock: Interactive use an athletic performance monitoring and reward method, system, and computer program product. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, July 1, 2003: US06585622 (254 worldwide citation)

A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording us ...


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Jesse Darley, Paul J Gaudet, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Thomas Blackadar: Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot. Nike, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, April 3, 2007: US07200517 (215 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a mount, a housing, and a sensor. The mount is adapted to be disposed at least partially underneath a shoelace of a shoe. The housing is configured and arranged to be placed in at least first and second states in relation to the mount, wherein in the first s ...


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Bruce J Kilgore, Thomas McMahon, John C Tawney, Gordon Valiant: Shoe with an improved midsole. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, September 6, 1994: US05343639 (213 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a midsole for a shoe including one or more foam columns disposed between an upper and a lower plate. One or more elastomeric foam elements are disposed between the upper and lower plates. The foam elements are made of a material such as microcellular polyurethane-elastom ...


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Charles Whipple Case Jr, Jason P Martin: Multi-sensor monitoring of athletic performance. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, August 7, 2007: US07254516 (211 worldwide citation)

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods, many of which utilize, in some manner, global positioning satellite (“GPS”) data, provide data and information to athletes and/or to equipment used by athletes during an athletic event. Such systems and methods may provide route information to ath ...


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Bruce J Kilgore, Thomas McMahon, John C Tawney, Gordon Valiant: Shoe with an improved midsole. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, October 11, 1994: US05353523 (190 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a midsole for a shoe including one or more foam columns disposed between an upper and a lower plate. One or more elastomeric foam elements are disposed between the upper and lower plates. The foam elements are made of a material such as microcellular polyurethane-elastom ...


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Paul H Mitchell, James C Sell Jr, Henry W Bonk: Cushioning device with improved flexible barrier membrane. Nike, Tetra Plastics, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 3, 1998: US05713141 (179 worldwide citation)

Products in the form of cushioning devices made from flexible membranes employing at least one layer including thermoplastic urethane and at least one layer of a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl alcohol are inflatable to a relatively high pressure. The cushioning devices maintain the internal inflata ...


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Curtis A Vock, Dennis Darcy, Peter Flentov: Shoes and garments employing one or more of accelerometers, wireless transmitters, processors, altimeters, to determine information such as speed to persons wearing the shoes or garments. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, November 25, 2008: US07457724 (178 worldwide citation)

A shoe is improved by including: at least one accelerometer for generating acceleration signals and a processor configured to process the acceleration signals to determine one or both of speed and distance traveled of a person wearing the shoe. A shoe and a garment are provided with a wireless trans ...


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Daniel R Potter, Allan M Schrock: Dynamically-controlled cushioning system for an article of footwear. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, August 13, 2002: US06430843 (178 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear with a dynamically-controlled cushoning system is disclosed. The cushioning system includes a sealed, fluid-filled bladder formed with a plurality of separate cushioning chambers, and a control system. The control system, which includes a CPU, pressure sensors and valves, cont ...



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