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Steve McDonald, Tobie D Hatfield: Article of footwear with an articulated sole structure. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, November 6, 2007: US07290357 (115 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure includes a connecting portion positioned adjacent the upper and extending along a longitudinal length of the upper. A plurality of discrete sole elements extend downward from the ...


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Tobie D Hatfield, Eric P Avar, Jeffrey C Pisciotta, James Meschter, Kevin Hoffer, Stann Shepard, Todd Anthony Waatti: Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, January 31, 2006: US06990755 (103 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes at least one of a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. The upper may include an exterior layer and an interior layer. The exterior layer forms at least a portion of an exterior of the upper, and the exterior layer includes a plurality ...


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Pamela S Greene, Tobie D Hatfield: Article of footwear for sand sports. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, August 1, 2006: US07082703 (73 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear for sand sports includes an outsole and an upper secured to the outsole. The upper has a first toe pocket configured to receive a big toe of a user and a second toe pocket configured to receive at least some of the remaining toes of the user. A wrap extends around a midfoot po ...


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Steven McDonald, Tobie D Hatfield: Article of footwear with an articulated sole structure. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, October 27, 2009: US07607241 (65 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure includes a connecting portion positioned adjacent the upper and extending along a longitudinal length of the upper. A plurality of discrete sole elements extend downward from the ...


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Tobie D Hatfield, Eric P Avar, Jeffrey C Pisciotta, James Meschter, Kevin W Hoffer, Stann Norman Richard Sheperd, Todd Anthony Waatti: Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. NIKE, July 1, 2008: US07392605 (65 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes at least one of a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. The upper may include an exterior layer and an interior layer. The exterior layer forms at least a portion of an exterior of the upper, and the exterior layer includes a plurality ...


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Eric P Avar, Tobie D Hatfield, Kevin W Hoffer: Article of footwear having a polygon lug sole pattern. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 29, 2012: US08186078 (47 worldwide citation)

Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include one or more of: (a) an upper; (b) a sole structure including a midsole and an outsole, the outsole having a plurality of polygonal lugs arranged about a base surface of the outsole. The outsole may include one or more regions wherein the cha ...


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K Pieter Hazenberg, John F Swigart, Tobie D Hatfield: Article of footwear having a fluid-filled chamber with flexion zones. Nike, Plumsea Law Group, July 7, 2009: US07555851 (44 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes a fluid-filled chamber with one or more flexion zones. The flexion zones may be areas of the chamber where a tensile element, for example, is absent, or the flexion zones may be areas of the chamber where opposite surfaces of the chamber are bonded t ...


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Dan Burris, Tobie D Hatfield: Article of footwear having an upper with a polymer layer. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 23, 2006: US07047668 (43 worldwide citation)

A article of footwear having an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. At least a portion of the upper includes a substrate layer and a polymer layer. The substrate layer is formed of an air-permeable material, and may be a textile or mesh material. The polymer layer defines a plurality of ...


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Tobie D Hatfield, Eric P Avar, Jeffrey C Pisciotta, James Meschter, Kevin W Hoffer, Stann Norman Richard Sheperd, Todd Anthony Waatti: Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, February 6, 2007: US07171767 (38 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes at least one of a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. The upper may include an exterior layer and an interior layer. The exterior layer forms at least a portion of an exterior of the upper, and the exterior layer includes a plurality ...


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Tobie D Hatfield, K Pieter Hazenberg: Article of footwear having a fluid-filled chamber with flexion zones. Nike, Plumsea Law Group, July 13, 2010: US07752772 (37 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes a fluid-filled chamber with one or more flexion zones. The flexion zones may be areas of the chamber where a tensile element, for example, is absent, or the flexion zones may be areas of the chamber where opposite surfaces of the chamber are bonded t ...