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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 (338 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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Robert M Lyden, Ross A McLaughlin, Henry T Chriss, Calvin M Buck IV, Daniel R Potter, Steven M Vincent: Chemical bonding of rubber to plastic in articles of footwear. Nike, Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, January 20, 1998: US05709954 (87 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear comprising relatively elastic and relatively inelastic materials chemically bonded together is disclosed. In one embodiment, the relatively elastic and relatively inelastic materials are arranged in such a fashion to impart flexibility to the article of footwear. In particular ...


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Tony M Pearce: Cushioning device formed from separate reshapable cells. TekSource LC, Nike, Nike International, Daniel McCarthy, Mark G Sandbaken, January 14, 1997: US05592706 (80 worldwide citation)

A cushion that includes a base and numerous bladders locatable on the base is disclosed and claimed. Each bladder contains a quantity of filler insufficient to completely fill the bladder, and each bladder has a loose or elastomeric skin to accommodate its conforming to the shape of an object to be ...


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Bruce J Kilgore, Martyn R Shorten: Athletic shoe with pronation control device. Nike, Nike International, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, September 10, 1991: US05046267 (79 worldwide citation)

A cushioning sole for use in footwear, in particular athletic shoes, is disclosed. The cushioning sole includes a pronation control device incorporated into the midsole. The device functions to gradually increase the resistance to compression of the midsole from the lateral side to a maximum along t ...


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John R Robinson: Athletic shoe with inversion resisting device. Nike and Nike International, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, May 8, 1990: US04922630 (71 worldwide citation)

An improved athletic shoe for resisting ankle inversion is disclosed. The shoe includes an inversion resisting device which prevents inversion of the ankle while permitting a full range of motion in the other planes or directions of motion, i.e., eversion, plantar flexion, and dorsi flexion. The inv ...


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Robert M Lyden, Souheng Wu: Article of footwear having non-clogging sole. Nike, Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, November 10, 1998: US05832636 (70 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an article of footwear having an upper and a non-clogging sole attached to the upper. The sole includes a generally planar ground engaging surface and at least one traction member or cleat projecting from the generally planar ground engaging surface. The traction membe ...


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Derek Campbell, Peter Phillip Backus: Golf shoe outsole with pivot control traction elements. Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, January 25, 2000: US06016613 (62 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a golf shoe having a plurality of first and second traction projections extending out from the outsole to define a ground engaging surface. The first traction projections are arranged around a first pivot point located in the forefoot portion and a second pivot point located in th ...


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Tony M Pearce: Composite microsphere and lubricant mixture. TekSource LC, Nike, Nike International, Daniel P McCarthy, Mark G Sandbaken, Brick G Power, May 6, 1997: US05626657 (55 worldwide citation)

A composite mixture of spherical objects and lubricant useful for its cushioning properties is disclosed and claimed. The composite mixture may be composed of microspheres typically less than 2000 microns in diameter with inert atmospheres sealed within their interiors and any of a variety of lubric ...


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Robert M Lyden, Ross A McLaughlin, Henry T Chriss, Calvin M Buck IV, Daniel R Potter, Steven M Vincent: Chemical bonding of rubber to plastic in articles of footwear. Nike & Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, July 28, 1998: US05786057 (43 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear comprising relatively elastic and relatively inelastic materials chemically bonded together is disclosed. In one embodiment, the relatively elastic and relatively inelastic materials are arranged in such a fashion to impart flexibility to the article of footwear. In particular ...


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Schrock Allan M, Nurse Matthew A, Pisciotta Jeffrey C, Amos Michael, Owings Andrew: Footwear having sensor system. Nike, Nike International, Schrock Allan M, Nurse Matthew A, Pisciotta Jeffrey C, Amos Michael, Owings Andrew, Schlenz Gregory G, December 17, 2009: WO/2009/152456 (43 worldwide citation)

A shoe has a sensor system operably connected to a communication port. Performance data is collected by the system and can be transferred for further use via the communication port. The shoe may contain an electronic module configured to gather data from the sensors. The module may also transmit the ...