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Motoki Atsumi, Andrew Caine, John Droege, David Eyre, Paul Hooper, Tetsuya Minami: Article of footwear with ball control portion. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, June 12, 2012: US08196322 (45 worldwide citation)

A ball control portion for an article of footwear is disclosed. The ball control portion includes a plurality of protrusions that are configured to bend to provide increased surface contact between an upper and a ball, such as a soccer ball. The plurality of protrusions are arranged in an arc-like c ...


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Perry W Auger, Brian D Baker, Andrew Caine, Sergio Cavaliere, Daniel W Peter, Timothy J Smith: Traction elements. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, June 4, 2013: US08453349 (24 worldwide citation)

Traction elements for an article of footwear can include stabilizer elements. An extendable traction element for an article of footwear can include an elongatable extender attached to another portion of a sole structure. An actuator can rest within the extender and cause elongation of the extender i ...


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Perry W Auger, Andrew Caine, Sergio Cavaliere: Composite sole structure. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, May 6, 2014: US08713819 (20 worldwide citation)

Embodiments relating to a lightweight sole structure are disclosed. In some embodiments, the sole structure may include a lobed member having a protruding portion associated with a cleat member. In some embodiments, the sole structure may include a chambered member located in an indention in an inte ...


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Andrew Caine, Emily B Dennison, Fred G Fagergren, Mihwa Hong, Scott Portzline, Blake Rhulen: Article of footwear with shock absorbing heel system. Nike, Plumsea Law Group, January 11, 2011: US07866063 (15 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear with a shock absorbing heel system is disclosed. The heel system includes a lower heel plate, a set of support members, and an upper heel plate. Also, the heel system includes a heel cover configured to hide the upper heel plate from view. The lower heel plate is associated wi ...


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Eric S Schindler, Sebastien Mermet, Troy C Lindner, Andrew Caine: Footwear with a sole structure incorporating a lobed fluid-filled chamber. Nike, Plumsea Law Group, May 4, 2010: US07707745 (13 worldwide citation)

A fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear and a method for manufacturing the chamber are disclosed. The chamber may be incorporated into a sole structure of the footwear and includes a central area and a plurality of lobes extending outward from the central area. The lobes are in fluid commu ...


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Perry W Auger, Andrew Caine, Sergio Cavaliere: Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, August 19, 2014: US08806779 (12 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure is directed to an article of footwear including an upper configured to receive a foot and a sole component fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole component may include a baseplate having a bottom surface and at least a first ground engaging member extendin ...


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Eric S Schindler, Sebastien Mermet, Troy C Lindner, Andrew Caine: Footwear with a sole structure incorporating a lobed fluid-filled chamber. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, August 23, 2011: US08001703 (9 worldwide citation)

A fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear and a method for manufacturing the chamber are disclosed. The chamber may be incorporated into a sole structure of the footwear and includes a central area and a plurality of lobes extending outward from the central area. The lobes are in fluid commu ...


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Brian D Baker, Andrew Caine, John Droege, Tetsuya T Minami, Erez Morag, Morgan Stauffer: Article of footwear with a shape correcting member. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, June 12, 2012: US08196321 (6 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear with a shape correcting member is disclosed. The shape correcting member includes an inner surface associated with a portion of a foot and an outer surface disposed opposite of the inner surface. The inner surface is pre-shaped to fit the contours of a portion of the foot and ...


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Perry W Auger, Paul Hooper, Sergio Cavaliere, Andrew Caine: Cleat member for article of footwear. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, May 13, 2014: US08720086 (6 worldwide citation)

A cleat member is provided for use with an article of footwear. The cleat member includes an outer layer formed from a first material and an inner layer formed from a second material. The inner layer is at least partially encapsulated by the outer layer. The first material is distinct from the secon ...


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Perry W Auger, Andrew Caine, Sergio Cavaliere: Sole member for an article of footwear. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, September 1, 2015: US09119438 (6 worldwide citation)

A sole member for an article of footwear includes a composite sole structure and a reinforcing member. The sole structure may comprise two layers of woven composite material. The two layers have substantially similar woven patterns. The sole structure includes bulging portions with centrally recesse ...