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Bhupesh Dua: Footwear incorporating a textile with fusible filaments and fibers. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, June 28, 2005: US06910288 (152 worldwide citation)

The invention is an upper for an article of footwear that includes a textile having fusible filaments or fibers. The textile is incorporated into the upper and specific areas of the upper are heated such that the fusible filaments or fibers fuse with other filaments or fibers to form fused areas. In ...


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Bhupesh Dua: Footwear with knit upper and method of manufacturing the footwear. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, August 23, 2005: US06931762 (117 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear with a knit upper and a method of manufacturing the footwear are disclosed. The upper is formed through a knitting process to include a plurality of sections formed of different yarns and knits to provide the sections with different physical properties. In portions of the uppe ...


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Bhupesh Dua, Edward Nathaniel Thomas: Article of footwear having a textile upper. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, March 25, 2008: US07347011 (110 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. The upper incorporates a textile element with edges that are joined together to define at least a portion of a void for receiving a foot. The textile el ...


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Bhupesh Dua, Bruce Huffa, Benjamin A Shaffer: Article of footwear having an upper incorporating a knitted component. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, July 23, 2013: US08490299 (87 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear has an upper that includes a knitted component and a sole structure secured to the upper. The knitted component may define a tube formed of unitary knit construction, and a strand may extend through a length of the tube. As another example, the knitted component may have a pai ...


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Bhupesh Dua, Edward Nathaniel Thomas: Article of footwear having a flat knit upper construction or other upper construction. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, August 17, 2010: US07774956 (65 worldwide citation)

Flat knitting allows production of textile structures (e.g., for use in footwear uppers) of a final desired shape such that textile cutting steps can be avoided. Flat knitted elements also can be formed directly in desired three dimensional shapes, which can help avoid the need to use additional sup ...


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James C Meschter, Bhupesh Dua, Edward N Thomas: Article of footwear having an upper with thread structural elements. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, January 18, 2011: US07870682 (53 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear includes an upper that is at least partially formed from a base layer and thread sections that lie adjacent a surface of the base layer. The thread sections are positioned to provide structural elements that, for example, restrain stretch in directions corresponding with longi ...


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Susan L Sokolowski, Bhupesh Dua, Edward Nathaniel Thomas: Article of footwear having a flat knit upper construction or other upper construction. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, July 24, 2012: US08225530 (36 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear may include an upper with a knitted element formed through a flat knitting process. In one configuration, the knitted element has an area with a first layer and a second layer at least partially coextensive with the first layer. The first layer is formed of unitary constructio ...


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Bhupesh Dua, Edward Nathaniel Thomas: Article of footwear having a flat knit upper construction or other upper construction. Nike, Banner & Wicoff, June 12, 2012: US08196317 (22 worldwide citation)

Flat knitting allows production of textile structures (e.g., for use in footwear uppers) of a final desired shape such that textile cutting steps can be avoided. Flat knitted elements also can be formed directly in desired three dimensional shapes, which can help avoid the need to use additional sup ...


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Bhupesh Dua, Edward Nathaniel Thomas: Article of footwear having a textile upper. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, October 19, 2010: US07814598 (20 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. The upper incorporates a textile element with edges that are joined together to define at least a portion of a void for receiving a foot. The textile el ...


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Bruce Huffa, Bhupesh Dua, Benjamin A Shaffer: Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component. NIKE, Plumsea Law Group, September 23, 2014: US08839532 (19 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear may include an upper incorporating a knitted component. An inlaid strand extends through the knitted component. A combination feeder may be utilized to inlay the strand within the knitted component. As an example, the combination feeder may include a feeder arm that reciprocat ...



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