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 new patent  Apparatus for manipulating color changing materials in articles of wear

Apparatuses for manipulating a color displayed by an article of wear comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described. The apparatus includes (a) a magnetic field source, wherein a strength of a magnetic field generated by the magnetic field source is tunable to control the color displayed by... Adidas Ag

Protective apparel and methods of making the same

An article of protective apparel can include a first outer shell having a vacuum-formed first material. The first outer shell can include a first cavity, a second cavity, and a channel disposed between the first cavity and the second cavity. The protective apparel can include a first padding piece disposed... Adidas Ag

Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel

Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel are described. A method is provided for manufacturing a cushioning element for sports apparel from randomly arranged particles of an expanded material. The method includes positioning a functional element within a mold and loading the mold with the particles of the expanded... Adidas Ag

Fitness activity monitoring systems and methods

Apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring the performance of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of monitoring the performance of a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes receiving a GPS signal during the fitness activity at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining... Adidas Ag

Robotic training systems and methods

A robotic athletic training system may include a mobile robotic platform, a sensor module associated with the mobile robotic platform and configured to obtain data from an environment. The system may include a drive system that propels the platform, as well as a steering system that steers the platform. The... Adidas Ag

Shoe adapted to the shape of the foot

Described are uppers for a shoe, particularly a sports shoe. The upper includes a plurality of first portions for receiving at least one toe of the foot, wherein the first portions can be moved substantially independently of each other and wherein the first portions comprise knitwear.... Adidas Ag

Upper for a shoe

An upper for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, includes at least one tape covering at least 50% of the upper. At least one tape portion includes a plurality of connected tapes. A further aspect relates to an upper for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, including at... Adidas Ag

Braided shoe upper

Described is an upper for a shoe and a method for manufacturing such an upper and such a shoe. An upper without laces includes at least one braid portion adapted to be stretched in a longitudinal direction and at least one braid-free portion. Stretching the at least one braid portion... Adidas Ag

Soles for sports shoes

Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. The first surface region comprises expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (“TPU”). The second surface region... Adidas Ag

Material for shoe upper

Described are materials for a shoe upper, in particular for soccer shoes, with a particularly low weight. The material includes an inner polyurethane layer, an outer polyurethane layer, and a textile reinforcing layer. The textile reinforcing layer is arranged between the inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer. The... Adidas Ag

Material for shoe upper

Described are materials for a shoe upper, in particular for soccer shoes, with a particularly low weight. The material includes an inner polyurethane layer, an outer polyurethane layer, and a textile reinforcing layer. The textile reinforcing layer is arranged between the inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer. The... Adidas Ag

Group performance monitoring system and method

The present invention provides a group monitoring device for monitoring a plurality of individuals engaged in an athletic activity, the device including a display configured to display, during an athletic activity: a metric relating to each of a plurality of individuals engaged in the athletic activity, and a status of... Adidas Ag

Multilayer fabric with selective radiation filter

A multilayer fabric for selectively blocking or transmitting particular wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum, such solar radiation, and far infrared (FIR) radiation. The multilayer fabric may include a microporous water vapor permeable layer that selectively filters particular wavelengths depending on the size of its pores. In some embodiments, the multilayer... Adidas Ag

Cushioning element for sports apparel

Improved cushioning elements for sports apparel, in particular for soles for sports shoes, are described. A cushioning element for sports apparel with a first deformation element is provided. The deformation element includes a plurality of randomly arranged particles of an expanded material, wherein there are first voids within the particles... Adidas Ag

Methods of vacuum forming articles of wear

Described are methods of two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally forming an article of wear using vacuum forming in an automated process. In the two-dimensional method, the article of wear comprises a generally flat shape with three-dimensional features molded into the first material layer.... Adidas Ag

Uv curable lattice microstructure for footwear

An upper for a sports shoe may include a component such as a vamp or a rear portion. The shoe component may include a UV curable microlattice structure with a plurality of regions such that each region has a different density. In some cases, the microlattice structure may include a... Adidas Ag

Group performance monitoring system and method

The present invention provides group performance monitoring systems and methods. In one exemplary embodiment, a system for monitoring a plurality of individuals engaged in an activity includes a base station, a plurality of individual monitors configured to communicate wirelessly with the base station, a plurality of sensors, each sensor in... Adidas Ag

Articles of footwear with stabilizing rails

An article of footwear including an upper, a midsole, a lateral stabilizing rail, and a medial stabilizing rail. The lateral stabilizing rail may be coupled to the upper and the midsole and extend from a forefoot portion of the article of footwear to a heel portion of the article of... Adidas Ag

Articles of footwear and apparel having a partially fused fabric portion and methods of making the same

An article of footwear can include an upper. The upper includes a knitted portion having yarns partially fused to adjacent yarns and filaments of the partially fused yarns that are partially fused to adjacent filaments. Methods for manufacturing an article of footwear including an upper having a partially fused knitted... Adidas Ag

Method and system for manufacturing apparel

Methods and systems for manufacturing a piece or apparel. According to an aspect of the invention, a method for the manufacture of a piece of apparel comprises the steps of: (a) obtaining body data corresponding to at least one dimension of at least a part of the user's body, (b)... Adidas Ag

Apparatus and designing patterns for wearable items

Described is an apparatus for designing a pattern for a wearable item, comprising: (a.) position detector adapted to detect a position of at least a portion of a body of a user; and (b.) data processor adapted to compute at least one intersection of at least one virtual object and... Adidas Ag

Method and system for automatically manufacturing shoes

Described are a method and a system for automatically manufacturing shoes. The method includes automatically manufacturing a plurality of soles in a first station and automatically manufacturing a plurality of uppers in a second station, wherein the first and the second station are operating in parallel and are arranged in... Adidas Ag

Sole mold for manufacturing a sole

A sole mold for manufacturing a sole from a plurality of particles includes at least one first opening for supplying the particles, and at least two second openings for supplying a gaseous and/or liquid medium to bond and/or fuse the particles together. At least a portion of the sole mold... Adidas Ag

Method for the manufacture of a shoe sole, shoe sole, and shoe with pre-manufactured tpu article

Described are a method for the manufacture of a shoe sole, the sole manufactured by the method, and a shoe including the sole. The method includes loading a pre-manufactured article comprising thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material into a mold; loading pellets of an expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (eTPU) material into said mold;... Adidas Ag

Method and automatically manufacturing shoe soles

A method for automated manufacturing of shoe soles comprises the steps of: loading a transfer device with at least one outsole element and at least one supporting element, positioning the loaded transfer device adjacent a first part and a second part of a sole mold, transferring the at least one... Adidas Ag

Three-dimensional thermo-molding of footwear

Methods for manufacturing uppers for articles footwear that include thermo-forming an upper composed of one or more low melting point thermoplastic polymers. The methods may include disposing a skin for forming an upper over and inflatable bladder. The skin may include at least one of a base layer composed of... Adidas Ag

Three-dimensionally thermo-molded footwear

Articles of footwear including a thermo-molded upper having a skin composed of one or more low melting point thermoplastic polymers. The skin may include at least one of: a base layer composed of a low melting point thermoplastic polymer and a grid layer including a yarn composed of a low... Adidas Ag

Wearable athletic activity monitoring systems

A sensor garment for monitoring an individual engaged in an athletic activity includes a garment formed of textile material, and a sensor module inseparably coupled to the textile material of the garment. The sensor module includes a single-purpose sensor configured to sense a single characteristic, and a radio antenna configured... Adidas Ag

Sock and shoe

Described is a sock, in particular a soccer sock, having at least one first portion with a synthetic fiber having a diameter of less than 1 μm, wherein the at least one first portion is arranged at least partly in a heel part of the sock, and wherein the at... Adidas Ag

Modular shoe

The present invention relates to a modular shoe (1700) in particular a sports shoe, with a sock like outer shoe (1750) and a frame (1710). The sock like outer shoe is provided for a releasable arrangement around the frame. The sock like outer shoe may comprise a plurality of profile... Adidas Ag

Systems and methods for monitoring subjects in potential physiological distress

The present invention provides systems and methods for monitoring in real time the physiological status of one or more subjects, especially subject engaged in potentially hazardous or dangerous activities. Systems include wearable items with one or more physiological sensors and a local data unit (LDU) operatively coupled to the sensors.... Adidas Ag

Digital last

A method and corresponding apparatus is disclosed for generating a digital last for the manufacture of a shoe for a person. The method comprises obtaining a predefined digital last, the predefined digital last comprising an axis relating to the shape of the last; obtaining data of a foot of the... Adidas Ag

Portable fitness monitoring methods

Portable fitness monitoring methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable fitness monitoring method includes a method for providing audible output to a user during an athletic activity using a portable fitness monitoring device. The method includes the steps of receiving an audio feedback file package that includes a first... Adidas Ag

Method of manipulating encapsulation of color changing materials

Methods of manipulating a color displayed by a transfer medium or substrate comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains, wherein each chain of nanocrystals is encapsulated are described. The method includes (a) applying a magnetic field to the transfer medium or substrate to control the color displayed by the... Adidas Ag

Expanded polyamide pellets and manufacturing molded components using them

The invention refers to a method for producing expanded polymer pellets, which comprises the following steps: melting a polymer comprising a polyamide; adding at least one blowing agent; expanding the melt through at least one die for producing an expanded polymer; and pelletizing the expanded polymer. The invention further concerns... Adidas Ag

09/07/17 / #20170253710

Expanded polymer pellets

The invention refers to a method for producing expanded polymer pellets, which comprises the following steps: melting a polymer comprising a polyamide; adding at least one blowing agent; expanding the melt through at least one die for producing an expanded polymer; and pelletizing the expanded polymer. The invention further concerns... Adidas Ag

08/31/17 / #20170245599

Two-dimensional shoe manufacturing

Described are methods for the manufacture of a plurality of shoes, an apparatus to perform such method, as well as shoes manufactured by such method. According to certain examples, the method for the manufacture of a plurality of shoes includes providing a plurality of first shoe components for the manufacture... Adidas Ag

08/31/17 / #20170251160

Athletic activity heads up display systems and methods

A method of using an athletic activity heads up display system during an athletic activity includes the steps of a heads up display unit receiving information about a sport ball and the heads up display unit displaying an image to an individual based on the information, where the image is... Adidas Ag

08/03/17 / #20170216669

Group performance monitoring system and method

The present invention provides group performance monitoring systems and methods. In one exemplary embodiment, a group monitoring device includes a display configured to display, during an athletic activity, a plurality of individual performance metrics relating to a plurality of individuals engaged in the athletic activity, each individual performance metric relating... Adidas Ag

08/03/17 / #20170216676

Fitness monitoring methods, systems, and program products, and applications thereof

Program products, methods, and systems for providing fitness monitoring are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for scheduling training activities for a user of a fitness monitoring device includes: defining a cardio training plan including one or more cardio training activities and defining a non-cardio training plan including one or... Adidas Ag

07/27/17 / #20170208890

Energy harvesting sole

A system for a shoe sole with at least one module is provided, the module including at least one piezoelectric element adapted to produce an electrical signal upon mechanical deformation of the at least one piezo element. The electrical signal is adapted to be used as signal for deriving at... Adidas Ag

07/27/17 / #20170209094

Noninvasive monitoring physiological characteristics and athletic performance

A physiological monitoring system for noninvasively monitoring physiological parameters of a subject, comprising a fitness monitoring system for monitoring physiological parameters of a subject engaged in a physical activity, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention, includes (i) a monitoring garment adapted to cover at least a portion of... Adidas Ag

07/27/17 / #20170213382

Manufacturing a customized sport apparel based on sensor data

An article of sports apparel being customized for a person is provided, and may be manufactured based on a digital model, the digital model built based on received sensor data, the received sensor data obtained by at least one sensor integrated into another article of sports apparel, and the sensor... Adidas Ag

07/06/17 / #20170188664

Method for patch placement and articles produced

The present invention refers to a method for the manufacture of sporting goods, in particular shoes, comprising the steps of providing a plurality of components in one of a plurality of predefined shapes, and placing the plurality of components onto a two-dimensional or three-dimensional carrier surface to create the sporting... Adidas Ag

06/22/17 / #20170172246

Shoes for ball sports

Described are shoes for ball sports including an upper having an outer surface. An actuator is configured to change at least one surface property of a portion of the outer surface of the upper, and a sensor is configured to be sensitive to movements of the shoe. A processing unit... Adidas Ag

06/22/17 / #20170173910

Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel

Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel are described. A method is provided for manufacturing a cushioning element for sports apparel from randomly arranged particles of an expanded material. The method includes positioning a functional element within a mold and loading the mold with the particles of the expanded... Adidas Ag

06/15/17 / #20170164685

Sole elements and shoes

The present invention relates to a sole element, such as an insole, for a shoe, in particular for a sports shoe, as well as to a shoe, in particular a sports shoe. A sole element for a shoe comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portion... Adidas Ag

06/15/17 / #20170164897

Noninvasive monitoring physiological characteristics

Monitoring systems for noninvasively monitoring physiological parameters of a subject, including (i) a wearable monitoring garment adapted to cover at least a portion of a subject's torso, and (ii) a magnetometer system that is embedded in the monitoring garment, the magnetometer system including at least paired first transmission and receiver... Adidas Ag

06/15/17 / #20170168328

System and manipulating color changing materials

Systems and methods of manipulating a color displayed by an article of wear comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described. Steps may include forming the article of wear from a raw material that include the chains of nanocrystals, applying a magnetic field to the raw material, applying... Adidas Ag

06/08/17 / #20170156434

Shoe

Described are shoes, particularly a sports shoe, having an upper and at least one of an outer sole and a midsole connected to the upper. As examples, the outer sole is knitted in a unitary fashion with the upper. As further examples, an insert is positioned within the one-piece knitwear,... Adidas Ag

06/01/17 / #20170151470

One material ball

A ball includes a bladder that has a majority weight component of a material of a first material class. The ball includes at least one intermediate layer that is arranged exterior to the bladder and that has a majority weight component of the material of the first material class. The... Adidas Ag

05/18/17 / #20170135638

Band-like garment for physiological monitoring

This invention provides a physiological monitoring garment having a band-like configuration and incorporating respiratory, cardiac and temperature sensors. The garment is designed so that it is easily constructed from a few number of separate elements, and so that one garment design can be adjusted to subjects of a range of... Adidas Ag

05/11/17 / #20170128782

Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays and applications thereof

Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of providing performance feedback to an individual using a portable fitness monitoring device is provided. The method may include sensing performance parameter information during the physical activity, generating a first visual output that includes... Adidas Ag

05/04/17 / #20170119103

Milled leather shoe upper

The present invention relates to a part of a shoe, in particular a shoe upper, a shoe with such a part and a method for the manufacture. According to an aspect of the invention a part of a shoe is provided which comprises an area comprising a contiguous piece of... Adidas Ag

04/27/17 / #20170112228

Shoe upper

Described are shoe uppers for a shoe, in particular, for a sports shoe, with a rear section and a front section, wherein the front section is smaller graded than the rear section, and wherein the front section is more flexible than the rear section.... Adidas Ag

04/13/17 / #20170099908

Manufacturing coating a fabric with a three-dimensional shape

A method includes: (a.) providing a fabric comprising a first surface and a second surface; (b.) placing the fabric on a support structure adapted to permit gas circulation through at least a portion of a surface of the support structure, wherein the fabric is placed such that the first surface... Adidas Ag

04/13/17 / #20170099909

Laceless shoe

Described is a shoe upper for a shoe, in particular an athletic shoe, wherein the shoe upper is laceless and comprises: (a.) a lateral portion; (b.) a medial portion; and (c.) at least an elastic intermediate portion between the lateral portion and the medial portion, wherein the stiffness of at... Adidas Ag

04/06/17 / #20170097526

Color changing materials arranged in slow particle coloration materials

Articles comprises iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains, wherein the chains of nanocrystals are embedded within a material used to form the article or a transfer medium used to transfer a color to the article are described. The material or transfer medium includes elastic properties that allow the nanocrystals... Adidas Ag

03/23/17 / #20170079339

Articles of sports apparel with support elements

Articles of sports apparel may include elongate support elements. Particular examples provided are swimsuits and other sports apparel such as sports apparel for rugby football. An Article of sports apparel may include at least one base portion adapted to be arranged proximate a lower back of a user when worn,... Adidas Ag

03/16/17 / #20170075150

Apparatus for manipulating color changing materials in articles of wear

Apparatuses for manipulating a color displayed by an article of wear comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described, The apparatus includes (a) a magnetic field source, wherein a strength of a magnetic field generated by the magnetic field source is tunable to control the color displayed by... Adidas Ag

03/16/17 / #20170076464

Method of measuring a property of a trajectory of a ball with a mobile computer device

Methods for determining a property of a trajectory of a ball with a mobile computer device are described, which include: (a) capturing a sequence of video frames of the ball with a camera of the mobile computer device; (b) determining a first picture coordinate of the ball in a first... Adidas Ag

03/02/17 / #20170056720

Wearable athletic activity monitoring methods and systems

A method for monitoring an individual engaged in an athletic activity includes detecting movement of the individual at a first time, using a sensor module coupled to the individual, determining that the movement of the individual corresponds to a predetermined activation movement, entering an active state of the sensor module... Adidas Ag

02/16/17 / #20170042265

Sound insulation structure for a garment

A sound insulation structure for a garment is disclosed. The sound insulation structure includes a first layer comprising a sound absorbing material, and a second layer configured to be at least one of sound reflecting and sound diffusing.... Adidas Ag

02/09/17 / #20170038611

Method of applying and using color changing materials in articles of wear

Articles of wear comprises iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described. The chains of nanocrystals display a color that is determined by a strength of a magnetic field applied to the chains of nanocrystals, wherein the color is maintained when the magnetic field is removed.... Adidas Ag

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02/09/17 / #20170039518

Method of providing digital content for users of physical items

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, an electronic device scans a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item, and sends the item identifier... Adidas Ag

02/09/17 / #20170041412

Method of providing digital content for users of physical items

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enhancing users' overall experiences with physical items by supplementing their physical experiences with digital experiences. According to an embodiment, an electronic device scans a smart tag associated with an item to obtain an item identifier of the item, and sends the item identifier... Adidas Ag

01/26/17 / #20170022640

Knitted bag

Described are bags having a sack-like body formed of knitwear. The knitwear includes a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer at least partly overlaps the second layer, and wherein the first layer and the second layer are knitted integrally in a one-piece knitting process.... Adidas Ag

01/26/17 / #20170024928

Computer-implemented generating an image of a person wearing a selectable article of apparel

Described are computer implemented methods and systems for generating an image of a person wearing a selectable piece of apparel by accounting for the illumination condition data present in a photo of the person. The method comprises the steps of providing as inputs to a computing device a 3D person... Adidas Ag

01/19/17 / #20170013911

Shoe and sole

The present invention relates to shoe, in particular a sports shoe. The shoe includes a sole plate having in a forefoot area a plurality of leaf spring elements, wherein the sole plate and the plurality of leaf spring elements are manufactured as a single piece. Each of the plurality of... Adidas Ag

01/12/17 / #20170006965

Articles of footwear comprising a leno woven upper and methods of making the same

An article of footwear having an upper comprising leno woven fabric. The leno woven fabric may be a single layer leno woven fabric. The leno woven fabric may have a pattern to provide desired characteristics, such as but not limited to, ventilation, thermal conductivity, stretchability, strength, moisture wicking, and/or antimicrobial... Adidas Ag

01/12/17 / #20170007882

Program products, methods, and systems for providing location-aware fitness monitoring services

Program products, methods, and systems for providing location-aware fitness monitoring services are disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention, a method of displaying a route traversed by an athlete equipped with a location-aware portable fitness monitoring device includes the steps of (a) receiving data describing a plurality of satellite... Adidas Ag

01/05/17 / #20170003111

Methods of determining performance information for individuals and sports objects

Methods for determining performance information for an object located within an area include obtaining magnetic field information for the area, measuring first magnetic field data when the object is located at a first position within the area, and determining performance information for the object within the area based on the... Adidas Ag

01/05/17 / #20170004657

Interactive cubicle and determining a body shape

A cubicle for trying on one or more items of clothing and a method for determining a body shape are described. A cubicle includes a display of an avatar with one or more items of clothing, and an interaction unit for a user to modify the items of clothing. The... Adidas Ag








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