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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 (339 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, Gordon A Valiant, Robert J Lucas, Michael T Donaghu, David M Forland, Joel L Passke, Thomas McGuirk, Lester Q Lee: Athletic shoe with rearfoot strike zone. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 6, 1997: US05625964 (144 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe has a sole with a rearfoot strike zone segmented from the remaining heel area by a line of flexion which permits articulation of the strike zone during initial heel strike of a runner. The line of flexion is located to delimit a rearfoot strike zone reflecting the heel to toe runnin ...


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Daniel R Potter, Joel L Passke, David M Forland: Method for inflating a bladder. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, October 11, 1994: US05353459 (141 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a method for inflating a bladder including a first and a second distinct chamber linked in fluid communication by an interconnecting port, and a fluid fill inlet linked in fluid communication with the first chamber. A first nozzle set at a first predetermined pressure le ...


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Robert M Lyden, Gordon A Valiant, Robert J Lucas, Michael T Donaghu, David M Forland, Joel I Passke, Thomas McGuirk, Lester Q Lee: Athletic shoe with rearfoot strike zone. Nike, Banner Birch Mckie & Beckett, June 20, 1995: US05425184 (131 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe has a sole with a rearfoot strike zone segmented from the remaining heel area by a line of flexion which permits articulation of the strike zone during initial heel strike of a runner. The line of flexion is located to delimit a rearfoot strike zone reflecting the heel to toe runnin ...


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Robert M Lyden, Gordon A Valiant, Robert J Lucas, Michael T Donaghu, David M Forland, Joel L Passke, Thomas McGuirk, Lester Q Lee: Athletic shoe with rearfoot strike zone. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 2, 2000: US06055746 (88 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe has a sole with a rearfoot strike zone segmented from the remaining heel area by a line of flexion which permits articulation of the strike zone during initial heel strike of a runner. The line of flexion is located to delimit a rearfoot strike zone reflecting the heel to toe runnin ...


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