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Andrew L Pansini: Quick connect handle for swimming pool cleaning tools. January 27, 1981: US04247216 (123 worldwide citation)

A tool handle is fitted with a spring member having thumb buttons extending through one set of handle apertures and locking buttons extending through another set of handle apertures, and a pool pole is connected to the handle by being fitted within the handle and provided with a set of apertures thr ...


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Michael L Tanel: Pivoting athletic shoe for artificial turf. Tanel Corporation, Peter N Jansson, March 31, 1987: US04653206 (102 worldwide citation)

A cleated athletic shoe for improved pivotability and traction on artificial turf. The sole of the shoe has a series of at least three, and preferably more, concentric annular projections, including a first annular projection encompassing nearly the entire ball-of-the-foot and toe portions of the so ...


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Graeme Anderton: Cleated athletic shoe with crisscross arch reinforcement. Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, October 31, 1995: US05461801 (89 worldwide citation)

A cleated athletic shoe having a crisscross arch reinforcement extending between selected cleats on the sole of the shoe. An athletic shoe having a lacing arrangement in which the series of eyelets on the instep portion of the shoe are asymmetrical with the series of eyelets on the outstep portion o ...


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Robert M Lyden, Souheng Wu: Article of footwear having non-clogging sole. Nike, Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, November 10, 1998: US05832636 (85 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an article of footwear having an upper and a non-clogging sole attached to the upper. The sole includes a generally planar ground engaging surface and at least one traction member or cleat projecting from the generally planar ground engaging surface. The traction membe ...


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Stan Hockerson: Cleated athletic shoe. Richard E Backus, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 14, 2000: US06145221 (79 worldwide citation)

A cleated athletic shoe (18) incorporating a cleat frame (22) having cleat supports (52) which extend down through openings formed in a sole (20). The cleat supports (52) carry cleats (26-36) having portions which extend below the bottom surface of the sole (20) for providing traction on a player su ...


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William J Bowerman: Athletic shoe for artificial turf with molded cleats on the sides thereof. BRS, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, March 25, 1980: US04194310 (67 worldwide citation)

Athletic shoes with molded cleats of resilient material for use on artificial turf or other hard surfaces are disclosed including first cleats provided on the bottom of the shoe sole positioned beneath the foot of the wearer and second cleats provided on both sides of the shoe. The second cleats are ...


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Craig Johnston: Sports shoe for activities which involve kicking a ball. Zermatt Holdings, Hoffmann & Baron, August 1, 1995: US05437112 (63 worldwide citation)

A football boot (10) comprises an upper (12) formed with a ball contact surface (24) which is resilient. The ball contact surface may be generally flat and/or concave and provided with a plurality of formations formed of an elastomeric material, wherein the ball contact surface (24) and/or the forma ...


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Joseph L Ungari: Sole structure with pivoting cleat assembly. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, March 27, 2007: US07194826 (62 worldwide citation)

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a sole, and at least one cleat assembly pivotally connected to the sole such that a medial portion and a lateral portion of the cleat assembly can move upwardly and downwardly with respect to the sole. An upper may be secured to the sole structure ...


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Elliot David Wordsworth, Jennifer Karen Mitchell: Sports footwear and studs therefor. Mitre Sports International, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L, March 19, 2002: US06357146 (62 worldwide citation)

Sports footwear having a sole studded with a plurality of directional studs, said directional studs being shaped to present a higher resistance to movement through a flowable ground surface in one radial direction of the stud than in the opposite radial direction of the stud, by means of stud confor ...


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Alberto Caberlotto: Footgear structure. Lotto S p A, Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber, August 23, 1994: US05339544 (61 worldwide citation)

The footgear structure includes a first component, made of a single piece of synthetic material, having a rear upper portion which extends from an insole, and a second component having a front upper portion and a lining. The first and second components are mutually united, with the lining accommodat ...