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Alexander L Gross, Kiyotaka L Nakano: Shoe sole. Asahi, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, November 29, 1994: US05367791 (247 worldwide citation)

A shoe sole insert has foam-filled independently compressible regions that extend through a midsole and beyond an outsole bottom surface so a particular region, when it strikes a traversed surface, is compressed vertically and expands horizontally against the midsole. In one embodiment, five groups ...


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Ing Chung Huang: Air cushion shoe sole. Holman & Stern, June 9, 1987: US04670995 (217 worldwide citation)

An air cushion shoe sole which is preferably blow molded of elastomeric material and has at least one cavity which in cross-section is substantially rectilinear. The cavity has a number of depressions and each cavity has an air valve for introducing a shock absorbing material, namely gas, liquid, or ...


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Joseph J Skaja, Martyn R Shorten: Shoe sole component and shoe sole component construction method. Retama Technology, Arnold White & Durkee, November 12, 1996: US05572804 (203 worldwide citation)

A high polymer resin material is configured into a shoe sole component having a plurality of inwardly extending indentations in one or both of the top and bottom members of the component. The indentations extend into the interval between the members and adjacent to the opposite member to provide sup ...


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Daniel Richard, Kenneth Kolman, Charles Case, Ronald Becker, Alex Gross: Shoe sole construction. Avia Group International, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, May 14, 1991: US05014449 (193 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises an intermediate layer for a shoe sole consisting of a hollow shell having convolutions disposed along the periphery thereof. The convolutions are adapted to cushion the foot by compressing when force is applied thereto, and expanding to their original configuration wh ...


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Robert T Whalen, Gregory A Breit: Method and apparatus for monitoring of daily activity in terms of ground reaction forces. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert M Padilla, Gary G Borda, John G Mannix, February 6, 2001: US06183425 (190 worldwide citation)

A device to record and analyze habitual daily activity in terms of the history of gait-related musculoskeletal loading is disclosed. The device consists of a pressure-sensing insole—placed into the shoe or embedded in a shoe sole—which detects contact of the foot with the ground. The sensor is coupl ...


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Terry Mackness, Frank V Wezel: Shock absorbing shoe sole and shoe incorporating the same. Hi Tec Sports, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, December 19, 1989: US04887367 (188 worldwide citation)

An improved structure of the sole of shoes suitable for use in sports or any casual wear is characterized in that the mid-sole is provided with resilient spherical bodies within recesses in the front portion and/or the heel portion of the sole, and that the hardness of the resilient bodies can be ad ...


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Joseph J Skaja: Shoe sole component and shoe sole component construction method. Retama Technology Corporation, Fulbright & Jaworski, August 8, 2000: US06098313 (169 worldwide citation)

A high polymer resin material is configured into a shoe sole component having a plurality of inwardly extending indentations in one or both of the top and bottom members of the component. The indentations extend into the interval between the members and adjacent to the opposite member to provide sup ...


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George S Cole, Karl M Schmidt: Thrust producing shoe sole and heel. Vogel Dithmar Stotland Stratman & Levy, November 16, 1982: US04358902 (167 worldwide citation)

A thrust producing shoe sole and heel having fluid-proof cavities located in the heel portion and in the sole portion which underlies the metatarsal ball area of a foot for which the sole and heel is sized, the cavities being connected by restricted passageways. The material underlying the cavities ...


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Frampton E Ellis III: Shoe sole structures with deformation sipes. Anatomic Research, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, September 12, 2000: US06115945 (147 worldwide citation)

A construction for a shoe, particularly an athletic shoe, which includes a sole that conforms to the natural shape of the foot shoe, including the bottom and the sides, when that foot sole deforms naturally by flattening under load while walking or running in order to provide a stable support base f ...


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Antonio Signori: Shock-absorbing shoe construction. Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, September 9, 1986: US04610099 (145 worldwide citation)

The invention contemplates a shock-absorbing shoe sole which provides adjustably inflated pneumatic support at the rear half of the sole, and a graduated reduction of shock-absorbing from the inflated support region, to a forefoot-support region of minimum compliant yieldability. The construction in ...



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