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Mark Kerns, Christopher J King, Sean Sullivan: Shoe tightening system. DashAmerica, Holland & Hart, August 2, 2005: US06922917 (154 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a shoe having a canopy and laterally mounted tightening apparatus. The canopy has a fixed end attached to the shoe and a free end not attached to the shoe. The free end of the canopy has lobes (or the canopy is a plurality of straps) that are moveable relatively inde ...


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Mark Kerns: Engineered fabric with tightening channels. DashAmerica, Sheridan Ross P C, August 4, 2009: US07568298 (116 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a 3-D fabric with a plurality of channels. Loops in the channels distribute force over the fabric.


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Mark Kerns, Mark Soderberg, Adam Auell: Guides for lacing systems. Boa Technology, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 6, 2014: US08713820 (28 worldwide citation)

Lacing systems are disclosed for use with footwear or other articles. The lacing system can comprises flexible webbing lace guides. In some embodiments, a lace guide can include a first lace guide element and a second lace guide element. The lace can pass through the first and second lace guides con ...


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Mark Kerns, Mark Soderberg, Adam Auell, Kristopher Lovett: Guides for lacing systems. Boa Technology, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 8, 2015: US09125455 (15 worldwide citation)

Lacing systems are disclosed for use with footwear or other articles. The lacing system can comprises flexible webbing lace guides. In some embodiments, a lace guide can include a first lace guide element and a second lace guide element. The lace can pass through the first and second lace guides con ...


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Mark Kerns, Christopher J King, Kurtis Sakai: Composite outsole. DashAmerica, Dorsey & Whitney, July 22, 2008: US07401424 (9 worldwide citation)

A composite outsole including a carbon fiber portion and a titanium portion. The titanium portion is molded to the carbon fiber portion using adhesives and the like. The titanium portion provides increased strength and ductility to allow for additional features in the outsole, such as, for example, ...


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Kristopher Lovett, Andrea Cavanagh, Robert Burns, Mark Soderberg, Mark Kerns, Michael Nickel, James Capra, Ilya Minkin, Brett Vladika, Sean Cavanagh, David Dickensheets: Guides and components for closure systems and methods therefor. Boa Technology, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 11, 2017: US09700101 (1 worldwide citation)

According to an embodiment, a component for attachment to an article includes an upper component that is made of a thermoplastic material having a first melting temperature and a flange member that is molded onto the upper component and made of a thermoplastic elastomer material having a second melt ...


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Mark Kerns, Mark Soderberg, Adam Auell, Gary Hammerslag: Guides for lacing systems. Boa Technology, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 2, 2018: US09854873

Lacing systems are disclosed for use with footwear or other articles. The lacing system can include flexible webbing lace guides. A lace guide can include a first lace guide element and a second lace guide element. The lace can pass through the first and second lace guides consecutively on the first ...


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Michael J Nickel, Sean T Cavanagh, Robert E Burns, Mark Kerns, Edward L Weaver II, Sherry A Hinds, Beth E Gramza: Braces using lacing systems. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Kevin W Weber, Sandra K Nowak, March 20, 2018: US09918865

The disclosure relates to medical braces having lacing systems for tightening of the medical braces. Some embodiments include multiple components of the lacing system integrated into a single housing piece. For example, multiple reels can be used to tighten different portions of the lacing system, a ...


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Mark Kerns, Noah Bernard: Multi-density lasting board. Brian P Kinnear, Holland & Hart, March 24, 2005: US20050060909-A1

The present invention relates to a multi-density lasting board for a shoe. The multi-density lasting board comprises at least a first density foam and a second density foam contained substantially within the first density foam. The second density foam is placed to provide additional cushion or suppo ...