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Steven C McDonald, Allen W Van Noy: Athletic shoe including a heel strap. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, June 14, 1994: US05319869 (95 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an athletic shoe including a heel strap for securing the foot in the shoe. The shoe includes an upper and a sole. The upper includes a quarter and a relatively stiff counter disposed at the periphery of the shoe. The quarter includes a lacing eyestay having a plu ...


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Steven C McDonald: Snowboarding boot. The Burton Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, July 28, 1998: US05784809 (54 worldwide citation)

A snowboarding boot with an improved sole construction comprises an upper that engages a two-piece sole. The sole includes a outer sole formed from a resilient rubber-like material that can include treads along the bottom. A midsole constructed from a lightweight, semi-rigid materials, such as ethyl ...


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Paul T Maravetz, Jake Burton Carpenter, David J Dodge, Thomas M McGann, Steven C McDonald, David Narajowski, Frank Phillips: Interface for engaging a snowboard boot to a binding. The Burton Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 19, 2002: US06347805 (17 worldwide citation)

One embodiment is directed to a system for mounting a rider to a snowboard, and an interface for use in such a system. The system comprises a snowboard boot, a snowboard binding and an interface having at least one mating feature adapted to be releasably engaged by the snowboard binding. The interfa ...


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Paul T Maravetz, David J Dodge, Franklin S Phillips, Steven C McDonald, James D Laughlin: Active highback system for a snowboard boot. The Burton Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, October 1, 2002: US06457736 (15 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for automatically activating a boot-mountable highback between a walk mode and a ride position. In the walk mode, the highback is unrestrained, permitting the boot to flex freely, and consequently allowing the rider to walk comfortably. In the ride position, the highback is tilt ...


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Steven C McDonald: Article of footwear incorporating a heel strap system. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, October 21, 2008: US07439837 (9 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear for receiving a foot of a wearer. The footwear includes an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The footwear also includes a heel strap having a U-shaped configuration with a pair of end areas and a central area. The end areas are secured to at least one of the upp ...


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Steven C McDonald, Bradley S Long: Article of footwear with outsole web and midsole protrusions. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, July 2, 2013: US08474155 (5 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper, an outsole, and a midsole. The upper is configured to receive a foot, and the outsole is secured to the upper. The outsole defines a plurality of apertures extending entirely through the outsole. In addition, the outsole has a ground-engagi ...


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Michael A Aveni, Steven C McDonald: Article of footwear with expandable heel portion. Nike, Plumsea Law Group, June 29, 2010: US07743531 (4 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear with heel webbing is disclosed. The article of footwear includes an elastic member along a heel portion. The elastic member is associated with a heel protector. The heel protector is attached to the outsole of the article of footwear at one end and to a portion of the elastic ...


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Steven C McDonald, Bradley S Long: Article of footwear with outsole web and midsole protrusions. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, December 30, 2014: US08919016 (1 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper, an outsole, and a midsole. The upper is configured to receive a foot, and the outsole is secured to the upper. The outsole defines a plurality of apertures extending entirely through the outsole. In addition, the outsole has a ground-engagi ...


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Patricia L Smaldone, Stephen D Pelletier Jr, Jeremy L Connell, Steven C McDonald: Article with adjustable stiffness tongue. Nike, Plumsea Law Group, October 18, 2016: US09468261 (1 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear for snowboarding includes a tongue with adjustable stiffness. The tongue includes a flexible intermediate portion and the flexibility of the intermediate portion can be controlled by a tension control system. As the tension control system applies increased tension to the tongu ...


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Steven C McDonald, Bradley S Long: Article of footwear with outsole web and midsole protrusions. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, February 6, 2018: US09883715

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper, an outsole, and a midsole. The upper is configured to receive a foot, and the outsole is secured to the upper. The outsole defines a plurality of apertures extending entirely through the outsole. In addition, the outsole has a ground-engagi ...