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Kevin J Crowley, Craig F Fram, Sean B Murphy: Cushioning system for a shoe. Fila U, Fish & Richardson P C, September 15, 1998: US05806209 (88 worldwide citation)

A shoe cushioning system having a thin midsole, a first forefoot element, a second forefoot element and a heel element is described. The first forefoot element is connected to the midsole near the front of the forefoot region, the second forefoot element is connected to the midsole near the rear of ...


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Marya L Chan, Patrick Y Choe, David J Dirsa, Edith Harmon Weiss, Sean B Murphy: Mechanical cushioning system for footwear. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Goodwin Procter, June 10, 2008: US07383647 (41 worldwide citation)

A midsole for footwear comprising a midsole element, which comprises a top plate, a bottom plate, and a plurality of strut members disposed between the top and bottom plates for supporting the top plate a distance away from the bottom plate. Adjacent strut members have a C shaped cross-section facin ...


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Marya L Chan, Patrick Y Choe, David J Dirsa, Edith Harmon Weiss, Sean B Murphy: Mechanical cushioning system for footwear. New Balance Athletic Shoe, New Balance Athletic Shoe, September 14, 2010: US07793432 (23 worldwide citation)

An element forming at least part of a midsole for footwear includes a top portion, a bottom portion, and at least two strut members disposed between the top and bottom plates for supporting the top plate a distance away from the bottom plate. The top, bottom and struts may be formed of different mat ...


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Joshua G Kaplan, Patrick Y Choe, Sean B Murphy: Fitting system for childrens footwear. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Goodwin Procter, November 13, 2007: US07293370 (7 worldwide citation)

An object of footwear for children which allows adults to visually determine whether the shoe proper fits the child and can be adjusted in its effective size when it is determined that the shoe has become too small. The article of footwear comprises a fitting system comprising: (1) a substantially t ...


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Edith Harmon Weiss, Hans Peterson, Sean B Murphy, Cathleen Aron, Octavio Lubrano, Ping Chih Shih: Shoe sole and cushion for a shoe sole. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Goodwin Procter, November 18, 2008: US07451556 (6 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a cushion (20) for use in a shoe sole. The cushion (20) includes a medial chamber (26) for cushioning a medial portion of a wearer's foot, an internal chamber (40) disposed within the medial chamber (26) to increase a stiffness of the medial chamber, and at least one ...


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Christopher J Wawrousek, Sean B Murphy, Matthew Dunbar, Patrick Y Choe: Foamed parts having a fabric component, and systems and methods for manufacturing same. New Balance Athletics, Goodwin Procter, January 16, 2018: US09867424 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to parts having a foamed polymeric material attached to a fabric, and systems and methods for forming same. An example method of attaching foamed polymeric material to a fabric layer includes providing a mold having at least one cavity and at least one material injection channe ...


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Chris Wawrousek, Jean Francois Fullum, Sean B Murphy, Pedro Rodrigues, Trampas Tenbroek: Customized footwear, and systems and methods for designing and manufacturing same. New Balance Athletics, Goodwin Procter, October 17, 2017: US09788600 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to devices and methods for designing and manufacturing customized footwear, and components thereof. An example method includes a method of designing at least a portion of a sole of an article of footwear customized for a user. The method includes the steps of determining at lea ...


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Ethan Pease, Klaus Renner, Gordon Row, Kim B Blair, Christopher J Wawrousek, Sean B Murphy, Jean Francois Fullum, Katherine Petrecca, Trampas Tenbroek: Systems and methods for monitoring athletic performance. New Balance Athletics, Goodwin Procter, May 9, 2017: US09642415 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to devices and methods for monitoring one or more athletic performance characteristic of a user. An example apparatus includes a sensing unit adapted to be attachable to a shoe of a user, the sensing unit including a first sensor adapted to monitor an movement of a foot of the ...


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Andrew A Bjornson, Marya Lourdes Chan, Patrick Y Choe, Bernard Jankowski, Sean B Murphy: Cambered sole. New Balance Athletics, Goodwin Procter, September 5, 2017: US09750303

The invention relates to shoes including sole elements having a cambered profile. An example sole element includes a midsole having a heel portion, a midfoot portion, and a forefoot portion, the midfoot portion including a longitudinal arch including a medial longitudinal arch portion and a lateral ...


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Sean B Murphy, Brian Steven Best, Sam Fisher: Injection molding systems and methods for forming materials used in footwear and materials manufactured by said systems and methods. New Balance Athletics, Goodwin Procter, May 1, 2018: US09956732

The invention relates to systems and methods for creating a foamed part. An example method includes providing a polymer processing system, providing a mold having at least one expandable mold cavity in fluid communication with the polymer processing system, mixing polymeric material and blowing agen ...