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Thomas E Clarke, William R Peterson, Mark G Parker: Shock attenuating outer sole. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 3, 1984: US04439936 (171 worldwide citation)

An outer sole for an athletic shoe is disclosed. The outer sole includes a base formed of a relatively thin resilient material and having a heel section, an arch section, a forefoot section, a toe section, an upper major surface and a lower major surface. A plurality of discrete traction elements ex ...


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Michael Ray Friton: Footwear with mountain goat traction elements. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 8, 2001: US06226896 (102 worldwide citation)

Footwear intended primarily for outdoor use, wherein a variety of ground conditions are likely to be encountered, has a sole with traction elements inspired by the hoof of a mountain goat. In several embodiments, an interior region of the sole is provided with a plurality of pairs of relatively soft ...


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Giorgio Baggio, Mirko Baratto: Locking and adjustment device particularly for ski boots. Nordica S p A, Guido Modiano, Albert Josif, June 27, 1989: US04841649 (87 worldwide citation)

The device includes a box-like body associated with a ski boot, an actuating knob rotatably associated with the body and acting on two winding spools adapted to wind traction elements, such as cables. The knob univocally controls the spools through mechanical reduction means. Means being furthermore ...


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Michael Ray Friton: Footwear with mountain goat traction elements. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, February 1, 2000: US06018889 (86 worldwide citation)

Footwear intended primarily for outdoor use, wherein a variety of ground conditions are likely to be encountered, has a sole with traction elements inspired by the hoof of a mountain goat. In several embodiments, an interior region of the sole is provided with a plurality of pairs of relatively soft ...


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Michael Ray Friton: Footwear with mountain goat traction elements. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, July 27, 1999: US05926974 (78 worldwide citation)

Footwear intended primarily for outdoor use, wherein a variety of ground conditions are likely to be encountered, has a sole with traction elements inspired by the hoof of a mountain goat. In several embodiments, an interior region of the sole is provided with a plurality of pairs of relatively soft ...


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Wilhelm Schuster Sr, Wilhelm Schuster Jr: Arching mechanism and method of use. L & P Property Management Company, Dennis J M Donahue III, Grant D Kang, Husch & Eppenberger, March 1, 2005: US06860559 (72 worldwide citation)

Arching mechanism, for instance for backrests of seats, medical or orthopaedic apparatus or casings and the like, with a pressure element wherein at least one traction element connected with a tensioning mechanism engages, which, when the mechanism is actuated can produce bulging by preserving a rel ...


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Wilhelm Schuster, Wilhelm Schuster: Arching mechanism. Wilhelm Schuster, Herbert Dubno, March 14, 1995: US05397164 (69 worldwide citation)

Arching mechanism, for instance for backrests of seats, medical or orthopaedic apparatus or casings and the like, with a pressure element wherein at least one traction element connected with a tensioning mechanism engages, which, when the mechanism is actuated can produce bulging by preserving a rel ...


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Donald C Miller: Continuously variable transmission. Fallbrook Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 2, 2010: US07670243 (65 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the inventions disclosed include a continuously variable transmission (CVT) where power is transmitted from a group of balls to a shaft via an idler. In one application, the CVT couples to a gearbox and to a generator of a wind turbine. Traction elements of a CVT can be coated and/or ...


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Derek Campbell, Peter Phillip Backus: Golf shoe outsole with pivot control traction elements. Nike International, Banner & Witcoff, January 25, 2000: US06016613 (65 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a golf shoe having a plurality of first and second traction projections extending out from the outsole to define a ground engaging surface. The first traction projections are arranged around a first pivot point located in the forefoot portion and a second pivot point located in th ...


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Derek Campbell, Ryusuke Hanaka, Michael Forsey: Flexible and/or laterally stable foot-support structures and products containing such support structures. NIKE, Banner & Witcoff, January 26, 2010: US07650707 (64 worldwide citation)

Support structures for footwear and the like include contact surface-contacting members (e.g., outsole structures) having an exterior surface that includes: (a) a recessed segment extending longitudinally from a forefoot to a heel portion, (b) plural lateral motion inhibiting traction elements in th ...