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James L Thorneburg: Ski sock with integrally knit thickened fabric areas. Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, February 15, 1983: US04373361 (168 worldwide citation)

Each embodiment of the ski sock of the present invention includes additional yarn knit in plated relationship with the body yarns to form a thickened fabric area extending down the front portion of the leg of the sock to cushion and protect the front portion of the leg of the wearer from discomfort ...


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Theresa M Buckley: Phase change material thermal capacitor clothing. Foley & Lardner, February 15, 2005: US06855410 (141 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for metabolic cooling and insulation of a user in a cold environment. In its preferred embodiment the apparatus is a highly flexible composite material having a flexible matrix containing a phase change thermal storage material. The apparatus can be made to heat or cool the b ...


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Stohr Rudolf: Inner shoe for footwear. Dr Justus Rieker & Co, October 3, 1972: US3694940 (141 worldwide citation)

An inner shoe comprising a non-woven structure based on paper for fitting within footwear such as a ski boot to absorb perspiration. The inner shoe can be formed of one piece only by folding and joining the edges of the folded portions, or from two molded half-shells.


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Alessandro Condini: Inner boot tongue of a ski boot. Lange International, Kane Dalsimer Sullivan Kurucz Levy Eisele and Richard, November 19, 1996: US05575090 (132 worldwide citation)

The part of a boot in question, in particular an inner-boot tongue of a ski boot, is essentially constituted by an outer part (1) made of impermeable semi-rigid plastic having an alveolate structure (6), covered directly by a foam-type padding (4) and by a woven or knitted liner (5). The air contain ...


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Giorgio Baggio: Closure device particularly for ski boots. Nordica S p A, Guido Modiano, Albert Josif, February 28, 1984: US04433456 (130 worldwide citation)

The closure device comprises a box-like body associated with one of the ski boot flaps to be brought together and provided with a knob for actuating a spool whereon at least one small cable associated with the other of the flaps to be brought together is wound. Also provided is a ratchet gear mechan ...


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Joseph Morell, Louis Benoit, Maurice Bonnet: Ski boot. Salomon, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, January 6, 1987: US04633599 (121 worldwide citation)

A downhill ski boot (1), the upper (3) of which has a front collar (4) and a rear cap (5) placed mutually around an axis (6). The collar (4) and the cap (5) are kept in a position pressing against the skier's leg by tension on a cable (8) which is anchored by one end on the collar (4) or the cap (5) ...


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Nikola Lakic: Inner shoe with heat engine for boot or shoe. Plante Strauss Vanderburgh, April 25, 1989: US04823482 (117 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an inner shoe for a boot such as a ski boot which includes a foot warmer mechanism having a heat engine which includes a compressor, evaporator and condenser coils and interconnecting conduits for circulating a working refrigeration fluid. In a preferred embodiment, the cycle of t ...


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Vincenzo Bidoia: Cable tensioner with a winding drum for a ski boot. Lange International, Kane Dalsimer Sullivan Kurucz Levy Eisele & Richard, October 9, 1990: US04961544 (110 worldwide citation)

A cable tensioner comprising a winding drum (2) driveable in rotation by means of a handle (12) by the agency of a pinion (10) meshing with a gear wheel (7). The pinion (10) forms part of a non-return device (13, 14). Pressure on the handle (12) releases the drum of the non-return device. According ...


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Theresa M Buckley: Phase change thermal control materials, method and apparatus. James J Leary, March 3, 1998: US05722482 (108 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for metabolic cooling and insulation of a user in a cold environment. In its preferred embodiment the apparatus is a highly flexible composite material having a flexible matrix containing a phase change thermal storage material. The apparatus can be made to heat or cool the b ...


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Shinichi Iwama: Ski boot. Daiwa Seiko, Kalish & Gilster, March 14, 1989: US04811503 (105 worldwide citation)

A ski boot having an outer shell which contains a front cuff with opposed side portions, a rear cuff and with inner boot having an instep portion being fitted within the outer shell. First and second elongated continuous flexible members each having forward and rearward end portions are provided for ...