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 new patent  Transportation apparatus with nfc charger

A carry case can house multiple removable electronic devices and facilitate wireless power or data communication among the devices. The case can include a primary coil for inductively receiving energy from a source device, and a secondary coil for inductively providing energy to a target device. ... Nike Inc

 new patent  Low density foam, midsole, footwear, and methods for making low density foam

Foamed thermoplastic elastomeric polyurethane and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer articles are made with a combination of a supercritical fluid and a non-supercritical fluid blowing agent.. . ... Nike Inc

 new patent  Color density based thickness compensation printing

Methods and systems are provided for printing a three-dimensional object. For example, a method includes determining a target thickness for a region of the three-dimensional object. ... Nike Inc

 new patent  Tack and drag printing

A method and apparatus are disclosed. A method of printing onto a base includes providing a yarn from a material source disposed in a printing system. ... Nike Inc

 new patent  Method and thermoplastic foamed article

A method for making a low density foamed article includes placing a desired amount of thermoplastic polyurethane foam beads in a cavity of an injection mold and closing the mold; combining in an extruder connected to the mold a molten polymer selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers and thermoplastic ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers with both a physical or chemical blowing agent other than a supercritical fluid present in an amount up to about 15 wt % based on molten polymer weight and a supercritical fluid that is at least one of about 0.1 to about 5 weight percent of supercritical co2 based on molten polymer weight or about 0.1 to about 4 weight percent of supercritical n2 based on molten polymer weight, to form a mixture and injecting the mixture into the mold and foaming the mixture to form the low density foamed article.. . ... Nike Inc

 new patent  Fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear

A fluid-filled chamber is provided and includes a first barrier layer, a second barrier layer, a foam structure, and a tensile member. The second barrier layer is secured to the first barrier layer to define an interior void between the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer. ... Nike Inc

 new patent  Tethered fluid-filled chambers

An article of footwear may incorporate a chamber with an outer barrier and a tether element. The barrier may be formed from a polymer material that defines an interior cavity, and tether element may be located within the interior cavity and joined to opposite sides of the barrier. ... Nike Inc

 new patent  Footwear with unitary insole and strap

Unitary insole/strap layers for articles of footwear and methods for making such unitary insole/strap layers are provided. The insole/strap layers are transformed from a two-dimensional patterned base into a three-dimensional insole/strap layer, which simplifies the manufacturing process. ... Nike Inc

 new patent  Wrap back bra

A sport bra having an adjustable underband tightening assembly is provided herein. The sport bra comprises a front portion having a pair of breast covering structures, a pair of shoulder straps, and a front underband segment comprising a first wing extending away from a first side of the front underband segment and terminating in a first free end and a second wing extending away from a second side of the front underband segment and terminating in a second free end. ... Nike Inc

Flight time

Systems and methods for monitoring athletic performances include determining “flight time,” e.g., the amount of time both feet are off the ground, and optionally “flight time” resulting from different types of activities, such as jogging, running, sprinting, jumping, etc. “flight time” may help a player or coach better understand the effort the athlete is putting out, compare efforts of two or more players, gauge the athlete's performance change over time, and/or identify conditioning needs and/or areas for improvement. ... Nike Inc

Ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear

Ground-engaging components for articles of footwear include: (a) an outer perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component; (b) an inner perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an inner perimeter of the ground-engaging component, wherein a first open space is defined between the outer perimeter boundary rim and the inner perimeter boundary rim, and wherein a second open space is defined between a lateral side portion of the inner perimeter boundary rim and a medial side portion of the inner perimeter boundary rim; and (c) a support structure extending from the outer perimeter boundary rim to the inner perimeter boundary rim and across the first open space.. . ... Nike Inc

Article of footwear comprising motorized tensioning device with split spool system

A tensioning system for articles of footwear and articles of apparel is disclosed. The tensioning system includes a tensioning member that is tightened or loosened using a motorized tensioning device for winding and unwinding the tensioning member on a spool. ... Nike Inc

Lacing system with guide elements

An article of footwear with various types of guide elements is disclosed. The article of footwear provides a set of tensile elements that can be moved through the guide elements to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. ... Nike Inc

Rigid sole structures for articles of footwear

Articles of footwear (e.g., for long jump/triple jump events, etc.) may include a sole structure having: (a) a first impact force attenuating component (e.g., foam) that includes top and bottom surfaces (and may be engaged with an outsole member, such as a cleated sole member); (b) a rigid plate component that includes top and bottom surfaces, wherein the bottom surface of the rigid plate component is engaged with the top surface of the first impact force attenuating component; and (c) a second impact force attenuating component (e.g., foam) that includes top and bottom surfaces, wherein the bottom surface of the second impact force attenuating component is engaged with the top surface of the rigid plate component. The rigid plate component may be the stiffest component in the sole structure (e.g., resistant to bending about an axis extending in the medial side-to-lateral side direction).. ... Nike Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153252

Overmold direct attach sole

Joining a bottom unit, such as an athletic shoe sole, with an upper is achieved with an over molding process. A midsole core may be formed with a direct attach to an underfoot portion of the upper. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148869

Knitted component having an auxetic portion and a tensile element

The present disclosure describes a knitted component configured to stretch. The knitted component includes a knit element that includes an auxetic portion configured to move between a first position and a second position as the knitted component stretches. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147803

Mold for manufacturing a midsole for an article of footwear

A method of manufacturing a midsole includes placing first and second preforms into a midsole recess of a mold, with first and second portions of the mold defining a first overflow chamber connected to the first recess; closing the mold by positioning the first and second portions in contact with one another; heating the mold for a predetermined period of time at a predetermined temperature such that the first and second preforms melt and bond together to form a midsole, with a portion of each of the first and second preforms flowing into the first overflow chamber to form a first overflow portion; removing the midsole from the mold; allowing the midsole to expand; and cutting away the first overflow portion.. . ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147802

Flash-free mold assembly

A flash-free mold assembly (100) is provided. The mold assembly comprises a first plate (110) and a second plate (112) adapted to be superimposed on the first plate to define a mold space therein. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147740

Unified punch inflation and sealing tool

A tool for inflating a chamber (50) in an article composed at least partially of polymer layers, such as thermoplastic layers. The tool can allow for forming an aperture in a polymer layer (350), inflating a chamber (50) or volume (130) in fluid communication with the aperture, and then welding or sealing the chamber (50) so that the inflation fluid is substantially retained in the chamber (50) and/or does not escape via the aperture. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147590

Multiple-nozzle defined edge tool

Systems apply a material (e.g., adhesive) to an article (e.g., a component in an article of footwear) with a multiple-nozzle tool. A first nozzle of the multiple-nozzle tool is effective to provide an edge application of the material that is consistent in application of the material. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146768

Cable-tensioning system strap

A strap for a bag provides and includes a main body having a first end attached to a first attachment location of the bag and a second end attached to a second attachment location of the bag. The strap also includes a tension element that extends between the first end and the second end. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146748

Pressing fixture for use in making articles of footwear

A pressing fixture includes discrete pieces that may be used in the manufacture of an article of footwear. The pressing fixture may include alignment features which align a partially completed article with a sole. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146745

Article of footwear with knitted component having plurality of graduated projections

An article of footwear includes a sole structure and an upper that is attached to the sole structure. The upper defines a cavity that is configured to receive a foot of a wearer. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146744

Footwear heel structure

A heel structure for an article of footwear protrudes rearward from a heel region of an article of footwear in a direction generally aligned with the longitudinal orientation of the footwear article.. . ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146743

Ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear

Ground-engaging components for articles of footwear include: (a) an outer perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim defines an open space at least at a forefoot support area of the ground-engaging component, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim is shaped such that the outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component tapers or curves inward moving from a forefoot support area to an arch support area, and wherein a narrowest dimension from a lateral side edge to a medial side edge of the outer perimeter boundary rim (across the open space) is located in a heel support area of the ground-engaging component; and (b) a support structure extending into or at least partially across the open space. The ground-engaging component may have a narrower width dimension in a central heel or rear heel support area than in the arch support area.. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146742

Ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear

Ground-engaging components for articles of footwear include: (a) an outer perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim defines an upper-facing surface and a ground-facing surface opposite the upper-facing surface, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim defines an open space at least at a forefoot support area of the ground-engaging component; and (b) a matrix structure extending from the outer perimeter boundary rim (e.g., the ground-facing surface and/or the upper-facing surface) and across the open space at least at the forefoot support area to define an open cellular construction with plural open cells across the open space at least at the forefoot support area, wherein a plurality (e.g., at least a majority) of the open cells have curved perimeters with no distinct corners.. . ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146739

Multi-capacitor kinetic energy generator

A kinetic energy generator, system and method of transmitting data are described. The kinetic energy generator includes a piezoelectric element that receives kinetic energy initiated by a user, a rectifier connected with the piezoelectric element that rectifies voltage from the piezoelectric element, a capacitive system of capacitors formed from different materials connected with the piezoelectric element through the rectifier, a short-range transceiver connected with the capacitive system and activated in response to energy storage in the capacitive system reaching a threshold level, and a non-volatile memory that provides at least some of the data transmitted by the transceiver in response to a request from the transceiver. ... Nike Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146738

Determining footwear replacement based on piezoelectric output

An article of apparel, a system, and methods include a structural material configured to enable the article of footwear to the worn on a body. A wireless transmission circuit is included and a piezoelectric generator is positioned with respect to the structural material in a configuration to be flexed to induce a voltage signal output. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142389

Knit apparel with integral airflow and standoff zones

Knit apparel formed using knitted structures and yarn content to create zonal venting and material standoff are provided. In aspects, garments having standoff structures knitted into one or more zones within the garment, on an internal and/or external surface of the garment, include tops and half-tights. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140928

Article of apparel with dynamic padding system

An article of apparel includes a padding system that dynamically changes configuration in response to an impending impact. The padding system may change from a state that has a high flexibility and offers low protection from impact to a state that has a low flexibility and offers increase protection from impact. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140054

Adjustable jig

An adjustable jig for securing a textile during assembly. The textile may be an upper of an article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140052

Sole structure having a midsole component with movable traction members

A sole structure includes a midsole component including a midsole body, a plurality of traction members, and a securing layer. The midsole body defines an outer midsole surface and an inner midsole surface opposite the outsole midsole surface. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140047

Method for unified inflation and sealing

A method for inflating a chamber in an article composed at least partially of polymer layers, such as thermoplastic layers, is provided. The methods can allow for forming an aperture in a polymer layer, inflating a chamber or volume in fluid communication with the aperture, and then sealing the chamber so that the inflation fluid is substantially retained in the chamber and/or does not escape via the aperture. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140046

Method for unified inflation and sealing

A method for inflating a chamber in an article composed at least partially of polymer layers, such as thermoplastic layers. The method can allow for forming an aperture in a polymer layer, inflating a chamber or volume in fluid communication with the aperture, and then welding or sealing the chamber so that the inflation fluid is substantially retained in the chamber and/or does not escape via the aperture. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140045

Sole structure with piston and adaptive cushioning system

A sole structure for an article of footwear has a sole plate with a foot-facing surface. A piston is disposed on the sole plate at the foot-facing surface. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140043

Sole structure with progressively adaptive stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate including a foot support portion with a foot-facing surface and a ground-facing surface. An opening extends through the foot support portion from the foot-facing surface to the ground-facing surface. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140042

Sole plate assembly and method of making

An ultra-lightweight sole plate assembly can include a ground engaging outer shell, a structural component, and one or more cleat members. A method of making the outer shell includes thermoforming a foil material such as polyamide. ... Nike Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140039

Writing to apparel by flexing piezoelectric generator

A wearable article, a system, and methods include a structural material configured to enable the wearable article to the worn on a body, a piezoelectric generator, positioned with respect to the structural material in a configuration to be flexed to output a voltage, a data translator, coupled to the piezoelectric generator, configured to output electronic data based on the voltage, and an electronic data storage, coupled to the data translator, configured to store the electronic data from the data translator.. . ... Nike Inc

05/17/18 / #20180135213

Woven footwear upper

Aspects of the present invention relate to a dynamic woven material that is capable of undergoing a dimensional change in response to an external stimulus. The dynamic woven material comprises a plurality of discrete woven cells, where each woven cell comprises a reactive region and a non-reactive region. ... Nike Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133995

Method for manufacturing a midsole formed from two preforms

A method of manufacturing a midsole for an article of footwear includes placing first and second preforms in a first mold, closing and heating the first mold to produce a midsole preform with a peripheral preform flange, removing the midsole preform from the first mold and allowing it to further expand and cool, placing the midsole preform in a second mold, with a volume of a midsole recess of the second mold being less than a volume of the midsole preform, and a volume of a peripheral recess of the second mold being less than a volume of the peripheral preform flange, closing the second mold thereby compressing the midsole preform and the peripheral preform flange, and heating the second mold to form a midsole with a peripheral flange, allowing the second mold to cool, opening the second mold, and cutting away a peripheral flange of the midsole.. . ... Nike Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133562

Sport ball and casing defining a major channel and a minor channel

A sport ball includes a casing that includes a plurality of joined panels and defines a cavity. The casing includes at least a first panel having (a) a first layer positioned to form a portion of an exterior surface of the sport ball, (b) a second layer disposed adjacent to the first layer, and (c) a third layer disposed adjacent to the second layer. ... Nike Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132564

Plate with foam for footwear

A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes an outsole defining a first aperture, a cushioning member disposed on the outsole and defining a second aperture, and a plate disposed between the cushioning member and the upper. The plate includes an anterior-most point disposed in a forefoot region, a posterior-most point disposed closer to a heel region than the anterior-most point, a metatarsophalangeal (mtp) point disposed between the anterior-most point and the posterior-most point, and an anterior curved region having a radius of curvature extending through the forefoot region and a mid-foot region and including a forefoot curved portion extending from the mtp point to the anterior-most point and a mid-foot curved portion extending from the mtp point toward the posterior-most point. ... Nike Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132562

Article of footwear having a sole structure incorporating a plate and chamber

A sole structure may include a midsole element, a plate, a first chamber, and a second chamber. The midsole element may be formed from a foamed polymer material. ... Nike Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132558

Upper including a knitted component and a tab element

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides an article, which may be an upper for an article of footwear in some embodiments. The article may include a knitted component with a first zone and a second zone adjacent to the first zone. ... Nike Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132545

Garment with wipe zones

A garment having one or more wipe zones for transferring away perspiration from a wearer's skin upon contact with the wearer's skin is provided herein. The wipe zones may be comprised of hydrophobic material formed from yarns having a smaller denier per filament (dpf) than adjacent non-wipe zones on the garment. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131435

System for operating multiple transceiver modules concurrently

Embodiments describe systems, apparatuses, and methods for transmitting/receiving signal data to/from a plurality of transceiver modules. Devices in accordance with some embodiments can include a plurality of wireless transceiver modules, each wireless transceiver module to be communicatively coupled to a corresponding external transceiver module, one or more antennas to exchange signal data with the plurality of external transceiver modules, a radio frequency (rf) circulator, and one or more amplifiers to amplify the signal data received by the one or more antennas and signal data to be transmitted by the one or more antennas. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129397

Customized design for an article of footwear

A method of making an article of footwear is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a customer with a pre-selected set of graphics, allowing a customer to choose a set of input graphics, and generating a set of morphed graphics based on a set of input graphics. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129185

Automated manufacturing of shoe parts with a pickup tool

Manufacturing of a shoe or a portion of a shoe is enhanced by executing various shoe-manufacturing processes in an automated fashion. For example, information describing a shoe part may be determined, such as an identification, an orientation, a color, a surface topography, an alignment, a size, etc. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127905

Articles with integrally knit heat-treatable yarn

An article with heat-treatable thermoplastic yarn includes various features. The article may include knit structures that at least partially affect rigidity in a zone that includes thermoplastic yarn. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127904

Knit textiles and uppers, and processes for making the same

Articles of wear having one or more textiles that include a low processing temperature polymeric composition and a high processing temperature polymeric composition, and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The low processing temperature polymeric composition and the high processing temperature polymeric composition can be selectively incorporated into a textile to provide one or more structural properties and/or other advantageous properties to the article. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125166

Components for articles of footwear including lightweight, selectively supported textile components

Footwear components are made from lightweight textile structures (e.g., including circular knitted structures made from natural or synthetic fibers, such as socks or sock-type structures). The textile structures are selectively supported at various areas to provide desired local characteristics. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125165

Textiles and articles, and processes for making the same

Articles of wear having one or more textiles that include a low processing temperature polymeric composition and a high processing temperature polymeric composition, and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The low processing temperature polymeric composition and the high processing temperature polymeric composition can be selectively incorporated into a textile to provide one or more structural properties and/or other advantageous properties to the article. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125162

Tethered fluid-filled chamber with multiple tether configurations

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a barrier that has a first portion that includes a first outer surface, and a second portion that includes a second outer surface. The barrier includes a first and a second interior cavity between the first portion and the second portion. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125160

Article of footwear with outsole bonded to cushioning component and method of manufacturing an article of footwear

An article of footwear comprises a sole structure having a cushioning component defining an enclosed, fluid-filled chamber. The cushioning component has a top wall, a bottom wall, a medial side wall at a medial side of the article of footwear, and a lateral side wall at a lateral side of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125159

Knit textiles and uppers, and processes for making the same

Articles of wear having one or more textiles that include a low processing temperature polymeric composition and a high processing temperature polymeric composition, and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The low processing temperature polymeric composition and the high processing temperature polymeric composition can be selectively incorporated into a textile to provide one or more structural properties and/or other advantageous properties to the article. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125158

Textiles and articles, and processes for making the same

Articles of wear having one or more textiles that include a low processing temperature polymeric composition and a high processing temperature polymeric composition, and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The low processing temperature polymeric composition and the high processing temperature polymeric composition can be selectively incorporated into a textile to provide one or more structural properties and/or other advantageous properties to the article. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125154

Article of footwear with a harness and fluid-filled chamber arrangement

An article of footwear is disclosed having a structural harness and impact-attenuating structure arrangement that includes a fluid-filled chamber. The article includes an upper, a sole secured to the upper having an impact-attenuating structure including a fluid-filled chamber and a structural harness. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125148

Foot support members that provide dynamically transformative properties

Foot support members, e.g., sole structures for articles of footwear, include dynamically transformable portions, e.g., to change a dimension and/or apply a tensile or compressive force to some portion of an article of footwear or other foot-receiving device. Such foot support members may include a flexible support member having a wave shaped portion that flexes under an applied force. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125147

Wearable article with a kinetic energy generator

A wearable article, a system, and methods include a structural material configured to be worn on a body, a volatile energy storage device, a wireless transmission circuit, coupled to the volatile energy storage device, comprising an antenna having a minimum transmission energy, a kinetic energy generator, positioned with respect to the structural material in a configuration to be manipulated to induce a voltage output, the kinetic energy generator coupled to and configured to charge the volatile energy storage device, a sensor configured to output activity data related to the wearable article, and an electronic data storage, coupled to the sensor, configured to store the activity data. Upon the volatile energy storage device charging to at least the minimum transmission energy, the wireless transmission circuit transmits the activity data as stored in the electronic data storage based on energy discharged from the volatile energy storage device.. ... Nike Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125122

Apparel with wireless-powered sensors

An article of apparel, system, and methods optionally include a textile material, a mobile device holder, coupled to the textile material, configured to secure a mobile device with respect to the article of apparel, and an electrical system. The electrical system includes an antenna, configured to communicatively couple with a primary antenna of the mobile device, positioned in relation to the holder, a power supply, coupled to the antenna, configured to output power based on a current as generated in the antenna when communicatively coupled with the primary antenna, a controller, coupled to the power supply, operable based on the power as output by the power supply, and a sensor, coupled to the textile material, communicatively coupled to the controller via a conductor, configured to detect a sensor condition and output a sensor signal when powered by the power output by the power supply.. ... Nike Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124478

Footwear products including data transmission capabilities

Footwear systems include an article of footwear and a data transmission system engaged with the article of footwear. The transmission system transmits data to a remote system, such as a display system, another data transmission system, a processing system, etc. ... Nike Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116342

Quick-pull shoe closure

An article of footwear includes a medial portion, a lateral portion, a plurality of first lace-receiving members on the medial portion, and a plurality of second lace-receiving members on the lateral portion. The first and second lace-receiving members are movable along the respective medial and lateral portions from a first position to a second position.. ... Nike Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116340

Lace guide for an article of footwear

A lace guide for an article of footwear comprises a base, a body protruding from the base, and an enlarged head at a distal end of the body. The body, the base, and the enlarged head define an external channel that extends at least partially around the body to receive and retain a lace. ... Nike Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116335

Footwear sole structure including a spring plate

An article of footwear may include an upper, an outsole, and a spring plate. The spring plate may be located above at least a portion of the outsole and may extend through at least medial forefoot and medial midfoot regions. ... Nike Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116334

Footwear with mechanical foot-insertion assist

An article of footwear and methods include an insole, an upper configured to form a space between the upper and the insole configured to admit and secure a foot of a wearer, and a rotatable conveyor element. The rotatable conveyor element is seated in at least one of the insole and the upper. ... Nike Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116326

Article with tensioning system including tension balancing member

An article of footwear includes an intermediate covering portion with an adjustable volume. The intermediate covering portion is closed around the instep of the foot. ... Nike Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116315

Garment pocket

Aspects herein provide for a pocket structure for a garment that is configured to effectively stow and secure objects such as balls. The pocket structure comprises a gusset insert located on an outer-facing panel of the pocket structure and a pleat structure located on an inner-facing panel of the pocket structure. ... Nike Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103726

Vacuum formed knit sole system for an article of footwear incorporating a knitted component

A vacuum formed knit sole system for an article of footwear incorporating a knitted component is described. The article of footwear includes a knitted component including a lower portion forming the knit sole system and an upper portion forming a portion of the upper of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103724

Systems and methods for manufacturing footwear with felting

A needle assembly for a stitching machine comprises a stitching jig comprising a needle holder, a needle clamp hoop and a fixing jig. The needle holder has needle sockets to hold a plurality of needles. ... Nike Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100087

Vacuum enabled article transfer

Moving an article after a material, such as a hot-melt adhesive, has been applied to a surface of the article is accomplished with an article transfer apparatus. The apparatus is comprised of a belt having a plurality of apertures extending there through that are effective to communicate a vacuum pressure from an inner surface of the belt to a contacting surface of the belt. ... Nike Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098603

Article of footwear with elongated shock absorbing heel system

An article of footwear is disclosed having at least one elongated heel support member. The elongated heel support member may be angled and extend from a heel region to a midfoot region, in order to disperse forces applied by a wearer's heel during movement. ... Nike Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098602

Article of footwear comprising a sole member with apertures

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure with a sole member. The sole member can be manufactured using a cushioning sole system that provides different cushioning characteristics to a sole member using varying patterns of apertures. ... Nike Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098601

Sole structure for an article of footwear with first and second midsole bodies

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a first midsole body and a second midsole body. The first midsole body defines a ground-facing surface and a foot-facing surface opposite the ground-facing surface and includes a first midsole material, which has a first hardness. ... Nike Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098588

Insulated garment

The technology described herein generally relates to a garment that is insulating yet light weight, which may provide protection from the elements without weighing down the wearer. The garment in accordance with the technology described herein comprises a layer of thermally insulating sheet material having one or more voided portions in place of conventional down or other synthetic thermally insulating materials. ... Nike Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098586

Insulated vented garment formed using non-woven polymer sheets

Aspects herein provide for a method of manufacturing a vented insulated garment using non-woven polymer sheets and garments produced therefrom. The method generally comprises providing a non-woven polymer sheet having one or more voided portions, positioning the sheet between two textile layers, and bonding the textile layers together at areas corresponding to the voided portions in the non-woven polymer sheet to form a seam. ... Nike Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098584

Insulated vented garment formed using sections of non-woven polymer material

Aspects herein provide for a method of manufacturing a vented insulated garment using sections of non-woven polymer material and garments produced therefrom. The method generally comprises positioning a section of non-woven polymer material between two textile layers, and bonding the textile layers together at areas adjacent to the section of non-woven polymer material to form seams. ... Nike Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094365

Textiles and garments formed using yarns space-treated with functional finishes

Aspects herein are directed to using a space-treating process to apply functional finishes to a yarn and incorporating the treated yarn into a textile and/or a garment to impart engineered functional properties to the textile and/or garment.. . ... Nike Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094129

Foam compositions and uses thereof

Components for articles of footwear and athletic equipment are provided including a foam. A variety of foams and foam components and compositions for forming the foams are provided. ... Nike Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092434

Protective cover and graphic transfer assembly

A protective member for a graphic transfer assembly includes an interior portion to receive a sole structure of an article of footwear. The protective member may protect the sole structure from heat applied by a graphic transfer assembly. ... Nike Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092433

Article of footwear with heel extender

An article of footwear includes a sole structure that has a heel portion with a rear, a lateral side, and a medial side. The article of footwear includes a heel extender that has a rear segment disposed at the rear of the heel portion, a lateral arm disposed at the lateral side of the heel portion, and a medial arm disposed at the medial side of the heel portion. ... Nike Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092432

Particulate foam with other cushioning

An article of footwear has an upper, an outsole attached to the upper, and a midsole. The outsole includes a ground-engaging surface and an inner surface disposed on opposite sides. ... Nike Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092430

Article of footwear including full length composite plate

A full length composite plate to be used as part of an outsole assembly in an article of footwear is disclosed. The full length composite plate comprises a composite material that has a certain percent elongation. ... Nike Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087979

Apparel having sensor system

A sensor system configured for use with an article of apparel includes one or a plurality of sensors formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein and conductive leads connecting the sensors to a port. The leads may also be formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein. ... Nike Inc

03/29/18 / #20180084863

Article of footwear having talonavicular support

An article of footwear includes a navicular support structure on a medial side. The navicular support structure includes a non-stretch, tensioned material that reduces an interior volume of the upper of the article of footwear and redirects applied forces from the midfoot region of the article of footwear to other regions, such as the forefoot region.. ... Nike Inc

03/29/18 / #20180084861

Lighting assembly for articles of footwear

An article of footwear can include provisions for facilitating the installation of various components such as a lighting apparatus. During manufacture of the article of footwear, the upper and/or sole structure can include a chamber designed to receive the lighting apparatus. ... Nike Inc

03/22/18 / #20180080172

Method for dyeing golf balls and dyed golf balls

A golf ball of a first color is dyed to a second color with an anionic or nonionic disperse dye. Either or both of a pigmented coating layer or an optional clear coating layer on the pigmented coating layer comprises a member selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, polyureas, polyamides, and combinations thereof, which can be dyed by the anionic or nonionic disperse dye.. ... Nike Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078827

Sport ball with indented casing

A sport ball includes a casing formed from a plurality of panels joined together at a plurality of seams. Each of the plurality of panels includes (a) a first layer having a first thickness, formed from a polymer material, and positioned to form a portion of an exterior surface of the sport ball; (b) a second layer having a second thickness, formed from a polymer foam material, and positioned inward and adjacent to the first layer; and (c) a third layer positioned inward and adjacent to the second layer. ... Nike Inc

03/22/18 / #20180077998

Article of footwear with one or more auxetic bladders

An article of footwear with a midsole has an auxetic bladder member formed from inflated components surrounding star-shaped apertures. The inflated components form one or more auxetic bladders, and may have a triangular geometry. ... Nike Inc

03/22/18 / #20180077997

Particulate foam with other cushioning

An article of footwear has an upper, an outsole attached to the upper, and a midsole. The outsole includes a ground-engaging surface and an inner surface disposed on opposite sides. ... Nike Inc

03/22/18 / #20180077996

Article of footwear having a sole structure with perimeter and central chambers

An article of footwear is disclosed below as having an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure includes a perimeter chamber, a central chamber, and an outsole. ... Nike Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071590

Golf club assembly and golf club with aerodynamic features

A golf club includes a shaft and a club head. The club head includes a body member having a ball striking face, a heel, a toe, a back, a crown, a sole, and a hosel region located at the intersection of the ball striking face, the heel and the crown. ... Nike Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070679

Article of footwear with weight-activated cinching apparatus

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes a cinching apparatus that is configured to move the upper between an open position and a closed position. The cinching apparatus includes a spring pad with a first, second, and third portion. ... Nike Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070678

Knitting of multiple uppers on a machine

Methods for manufacturing articles of footwear including forming a first upper on a textile manufacturing machine and forming a second upper on the textile manufacturing machine at a time that at least partially overlaps with formation of the first upper. The first upper and the second upper are formed at separate locations of the textile manufacturing machine.. ... Nike Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070677

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component

An article of footwear may have an upper with a knitted component. Alone or in combination, the knitted component may include regions with different degrees of stretch-resistance; the knitted component forms a collar with a half-gauge knit; the upper includes a strand with sections that are inlaid within the knitted component, and the sections are positioned immediately adjacent to each other; the strand forms a plurality of loops, pairs of the loops are positioned immediately adjacent to each other and configured to receive a lace; and the knitted component includes a thermoplastic polymer material, and the strand is unbonded to the thermoplastic polymer material.. ... Nike Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070676

Method of manufacturing a bladder element with an impression of etched area of mold assembly and article having bladder element with impression

An article of footwear includes a sole assembly with a midsole and an outsole. The midsole includes a fluid-filled bladder element including a first polymeric sheet that has a surface with an impression. ... Nike Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070675

Bladder element formed from three sheets and method of manufacturing a bladder element

A method of manufacturing a bladder element comprises forming at least one of a first, a second, and a third polymeric sheet to have a contoured surface profile. The first, the second, and the third polymeric sheets are stacked so that the second polymeric sheet is between the first polymeric sheet and the third polymeric sheet. ... Nike Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070674

Footwear sole structure with compliant membrane

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an outsole and a membrane layer. The outsole has a plurality of protrusions that extend from a base layer. ... Nike Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065018

Golf aid including heads up display for green reading

A golf aid for assisting a user in reading a green includes a user tracking system to determine the location of a user on a golf course, a heads up display, and a processor. The heads up display is configured to be worn on the user's head, and to display an image within a field of view of the user. ... Nike Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064214

Adjustable surface for use in manufacturing shoe parts

Manufacturing of a shoe or a portion of a shoe is enhanced by executing various shoe-manufacturing processes in an automated manner. For example, shoe parts may be retrieved and temporarily assembled according to preset relative positions to form part stacks. ... Nike Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064213

Footwear incorporating angled tensile strand elements

An article of footwear may include various first strands and second strands. The cutting and second strands may extend from an area proximal to lace-receiving elements to an area proximal to the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064211

Article of footwear upper incorporating a textile component with tensile elements

An article of footwear includes a textile component. The textile component of the upper includes a textile element and a tensile element. ... Nike Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064208

Flexible fluid-filled chamber with tensile member

A method of making an article of footwear. The method may include forming a chamber for receiving a pressurized fluid, including a first chamber barrier layer, a second chamber barrier layer, and a tensile member extending between the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer. ... Nike Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064207

Flexible fluid-filled chamber with tensile member

An article of footwear having a sole structure including a chamber for receiving a pressurized fluid is described, along with a method of making the article. The chamber may include a tensile member extending between a first chamber barrier layer and a second chamber barrier layer. ... Nike Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064205

Auxetic structures and footwear with soles having auxetic structures

A material that includes at least one layer made of an auxetic structure and articles of footwear having soles comprising the materials. When the material is under tension, it expands in both the direction under tension and in the directional orthogonal to the direction under tension. ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062318

Cord-securing mechanism

A cord-securing mechanism includes a base portion, an aperture, and a cord-securing portion coupled to the base portion. The cord-securing portion includes at least a pair of cord-retaining surfaces that oppose one another and are spaced apart by a cord-receiving slot. ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060532

Processing data of a user performing an athletic activity to estimate energy expenditure

Example embodiments may relate to a system, method, apparatus, and computer readable media configured for prompting a user to perform an exercise, monitoring form of the user while performing the exercise, and calculating an energy expenditure estimate for the user performing the exercise based on a type of the exercise and on the form of the user.. . ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180058543

Cord lock

A cord lock includes various components used to slidably adjust a length of cord. The cord lock may include a first cord-clamp bar and a second cord-clamp bar that are movably coupled to each other, to allow control of frictional resistance on a cord threaded through various apertures and cord-receiving channels of the cord lock. ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055154

Clasp

A clasp includes a hook component and a catch component, which may be used to releasably attach two ends of an article. Among other elements, the hook component may include a stem (for manually operating the clasp) and a cantilevered lip suspended above the stem to form a slot for receiving a part of the catch component. ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055143

Sole structure for an article of footwear having grooves and a flex control insert with ribs

A sole structure includes a sole plate having a foot-facing surface with a forefoot portion, and a ground-facing surface opposite from the foot-facing surface. The sole plate includes a plurality of grooves extending transversely relative to a longitudinal axis of the sole plate, in the forefoot region of the foot-facing surface. ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055137

Article of footwear having an upper that includes a knitted component with a cushioning region and methods for fabricating the same

Articles for footwear, uppers for articles of footwear, and methods for fabricating articles of footwear are provided. In one example, an upper for an article of footwear includes a knitted component. ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055117

Garment with zoned insulation and variable air permeability

Aspects herein relate to a textile knitted with an adaptive yarn that incorporates insulation features as well as variable air permeability features. The adaptive textile may exhibit a baseline level of insulation. ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055105

Apparel with reduced friction zones

An article of apparel may include a base layer and a cover layer. The cover layer may be stitchlessly-secured to an exterior surface of the base layer and positioned to extend along a side area and from a pelvic region to a leg region of the base layer. ... Nike Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055093

Aerographics and denier differential zoned garments

The present disclosure relates to a multi-layered design for an article of apparel such as swimwear. In particular, at least one layer may include a stretch resistant matrix made of a thermoplastic polymer, a silicone or other similar material to provide additional support and modesty to certain areas of the apparel, such as the bust area. ... Nike Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052258

Particles having a plurality of optical structures

An article has optical structures disposed on a base material element. The optical structures include lenticular lens structures and discrete coloring elements having distinct color regions. ... Nike Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050236

Visualization of athletic activity

Example embodiments relate to systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media relating to a user interface, that may for example, receive and/or process physical activity data and allow interaction with the received information in novel implementations.. . ... Nike Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049517

Footwear uppers and other textile components including reinforced and abutting edge joint seams

Textile components, such as upper members for articles of footwear, include: (a) a first portion having a first edge, wherein the first edge includes a first portion of material engaged with a first seam support material via a first thermoplastic material; (b) a second portion having a second edge, wherein the second edge includes a second portion of material engaged with a second seam support material via a second thermoplastic material; and (c) structure to engage the first and second edges in an abutting edge joint (such as a zig-zag stitch). The resulting textile components may be lightweight and breathable (e.g., due to use of lightweight upper fabric), having a comfortable fit (e.g., due to the abutting edge joint), while still providing a strong, stable, and durable construction (e.g., due to the presence of the seam support member(s)).. ... Nike Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049510

Article incorporating a lenticular knit structure

An article of footwear including an upper incorporating a knitted component having color-shifting properties is provided. Color-shift properties can be generated by one or more lenticular knit structures disposed across the upper of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049499

Hood adjusting mechanism

The present invention is directed toward a hood adjusting mechanism for improving the fit and adjustability of a hood over a wearer's head when worn by the wearer and may include a hood portion with a generally circumferential opening, a first and second aperture, and a first and second channel. In addition, the hood adjusting mechanism may further include a first and second continuous cord that extend through the first and second channels, exit at the first and second apertures, and are releasably secured by a tightening mechanism. ... Nike Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049494

Garment having selected stretch zones

A garment portion made primarily from a material with low-stretch characteristics, having defined stretch zones with greater flexibility is provided herein. The stretch zones have slits through the garment portion. ... Nike Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049489

Stowable apparel item

An apparel item for an upper torso of a wearer having a pocket structure affixed to an inner-facing surface of apparel item. The pocket structure is sized to be able to receive and store the apparel item when the apparel item is not being worn by a wearer, in what is referred to as a ‘stowed’ configuration. ... Nike Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047199

Three-dimensional body scanning and apparel recommendation

Devices, systems, and methods include a three-dimensional (3d) scanning element, an electronic data storage configured to store a database including fields for 3d scan data and demographic information, a processor, and a user interface. In an example, the processor obtains 3d scan data of a body part of a subject from the 3d scanning element, analyzes the 3d scan data for incomplete regions, generate a composite 3d image of 3d scan data from the database based on similarities of demographic information, and overlays composite 3d image regions corresponding to incomplete regions on the 3d scan data.. ... Nike Inc

02/15/18 / #20180044496

Bead foam compression molding method with in situ steam generation for low density product

Disclosed is a method for molding a foamed article, such as a midsole or outsole for footwear, in which first water, then a desired amount of thermoplastic polyurethane foam beads are placed in a compression mold in the shape of the article and the mold is brought to a peak temperature of from about 130° c. To about 180° c. ... Nike Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042339

Support structures for an article of footwear and methods of manufacturing support structures

Embodiments provide a support structure for an article of footwear, which may include upper and lower support elements, upper and lower members, a compression element disposed between the upper and lower members, and a torsion element. A vertical force applied to the upper support element compresses the compression element, rotationally displaces in a first direction the upper member relative to the lower member, rotationally displaces in the first direction a second portion of the torsion element relative to a first portion of the torsion element, deflects a torsion loading portion of the torsion element, and moves the upper member vertically toward the lower member. ... Nike Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042338

Sole structure for an article of footwear having a nonlinear bending stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a first sole plate that includes a forefoot region, a foot-receiving surface, and a lower surface opposite the foot-receiving surface. The first sole plate has a plurality of slots including a first slot, and a second slot rearward of the first slot. ... Nike Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042333

Article having a first zone with first and second yarns

The present disclosure provides an article. The article may include a knitted component with a first zone, the first zone being at least partially formed with a first yarn and a second yarn. ... Nike Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040047

Product presentation assisted by visual search

Example embodiments may provide a system, apparatus, computer readable media, and/or method configured for processing input representing data associated with a first product, the first product comprising a plurality of components, processing input representing a particular one of the components, processing input representing an attribute of the particular component or of the first product, querying a product memory based on the particular component and the attribute to identify a second product.. . ... Nike Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036944

Articles and methods of manufacture of articles

Various articles, such as footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, watchbands, and the like, and methods of forming those articles are presented. The articles are generally formed, in whole or in part, using rapid manufacturing techniques, such as laser sintering, stereolithography, solid deposition modeling, and the like. ... Nike Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035752

Footwear including an incline adjuster

A sole structure may include chambers and a transfer channel containing an electrorheological fluid. Electrodes may be positioned to create, in response to a voltage across the electrodes, an electrical field in at least a portion of the electrorheological fluid in the transfer channel. ... Nike Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035751

Footwear sole structure having bladder with integrated outsole

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a bladder having a first side formed from a first polymeric sheet and a second side formed from a second polymeric sheet. The first and second polymeric sheets define a closed volume between the first side and the second side. ... Nike Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033070

Three-dimensional body scanning and apparel recommendation

Devices, systems, and methods include a three-dimensional (3d) scanning element, an electronic data storage configured to store a database including fields for 3d scan data and demographic information, a processor, and a user interface. In an example, the processor obtains 3d scan data of a body part of a subject from the 3d scanning element, analyzes the 3d scan data for incomplete regions, generate a composite 3d image of 3d scan data from the database based on similarities of demographic information, and overlays composite 3d image regions corresponding to incomplete regions on the 3d scan data.. ... Nike Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028876

Golf club with visual feature indicator

A golf club having improved visual feature recognition includes a golf club head coupled to a golf club shaft. The golf club head includes a hosel defining a bore, a sole, and a design attribute that is generally not capable of easy visual discernment. ... Nike Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028864

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like. ... Nike Inc

02/01/18 / #20180027924

Article of footwear incorporating an impact absorber and having an upper decoupled from its sole in a midfoot region

An article of footwear includes an upper, a sole attached to the upper, and an impact absorber attached to the upper at least along a midfoot region of the upper and capable of absorbing a portion of a lateral impact when the impact absorber is moved into contact with a top surface of the sole. The impact absorber is be integrally formed with the sole and has a width that varies along a length of the impact absorber. ... Nike Inc

02/01/18 / #20180027922

Sole structure for an article of footwear having a nonlinear bending stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a first sole plate with a foot-receiving surface, a ground-facing surface opposite the foot-receiving surface, and an opening in the ground facing surface extending at least partway through the first sole plate and from a lateral side to a medial side of the first sole plate in a forefoot region. The first sole plate has a first wall at a forward extent of the opening, a second wall at a rear extent of the opening, and at least one tensile member disposed in the opening. ... Nike Inc

02/01/18 / #20180027892

Article of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback

Articles of apparel include: (a) a garment structure having one or more fabric elements structured and arranged to provide a close fit to at least one predetermined portion of a body (e.g., area(s) of the body for which enhanced position sensing and/or feedback are desired); and (b) a body position feedback system engaged with or integrally formed as part of the garment structure. The body position feedback system may apply higher tensile or constricting (compressive) forces to selected portions of the wearer's body and/or stretch resistance, which can help stimulate or interact with nerves and deep tissue receptors located in various portions of the body. ... Nike Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020778

Article of footwear with adjustable fitting system

An article of footwear includes a fitting system with an upper member that is supported by the upper and a strand guide that is supported by the sole structure. The strand guide is flexible and flexes in concert with the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020776

Footwear with tactile-feedback members

An upper for an article of footwear comprises one or more tactile-feedback members. The tactile-feedback members include a first ridge and a second ridge formed in one or more textile elements of the upper. ... Nike Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020773

Adjustable heel support member for article of footwear

An adjustable heel support member includes a base portion and an extended portion. The extended portion comprises a lateral portion, a medial portion and a rearward portion. ... Nike Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020767

Dynamic lacing system

An article of footwear includes an upper defining an interior void and a first cable movable in a tightening direction to move the upper into a tightened state and movable in a loosening direction to move the upper into a loosened state. The article of footwear also includes a tightening grip operable to be moved away from the upper in a first direction to move the first cable in the tightening direction and a cable lock operable in a locked state to restrict movement of the first cable in the loosening direction and operable in an unlocked state to permit movement of the first cable in the loosening direction. ... Nike Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020764

Motorized shoe with gesture control

An article of footwear includes a motorized tensioning system, sensors, and a gesture control system. Based on information received from one or more sensors the gesture control system may, detect a prompting gesture and enters an armed mode for receiving further instructions. ... Nike Inc

01/25/18 / #20180020763

Article of footwear with multiple layers, retention system for an article of footwear, and methods of manufacture

In one aspect of the present disclosure, a knitted component may include a knitted layer at least partially formed with a plurality of first yarns and a retention system formed in the knitted layer. The retention system may include a plurality of floating portions of the first yarns, and may be movable from a first state to a second state. ... Nike Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018117

Wearable device assembly with ability to mitigate data loss due to component failure

A wrist-worn device monitors movements of a user with a flexible circuit member. The flexible circuit member is fault tolerant. ... Nike Inc

01/18/18 / #20180017231

Light reflection cover

A light reflection cover includes a reflection compartment and rhombus blocks. The reflection compartment includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, a first reflection surface connected between rear portions of the first and second surfaces, an opening formed between front portions of the first and second surfaces to provide communication between inside and outside. ... Nike Inc

01/18/18 / #20180014609

Portable manufacturing system for articles of footwear

A portable manufacturing system includes an additive manufacturing device and a braiding device. The system also includes systems for capturing customized foot information from a foot. ... Nike Inc

01/18/18 / #20180014608

Footwear incorporating a tensile element with a deposition layer

An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes a base layer, a plurality of strand segments, and a deposition layer. ... Nike Inc

01/18/18 / #20180014605

Tethered fluid-filled chamber with multiple tether configurations

An article comprises a chamber that includes a barrier formed from a polymer material. The barrier has a first portion that forms a first surface of the chamber, and a second portion that forms an opposite second surface of the chamber. ... Nike Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008879

Combinatory score having a fitness sub-score and an athleticism sub-score

Example embodiments may relate to a system, method, apparatus, and computer readable media configured for monitoring a user performing an athletic movement and/or exercise and generating a combinatory fitness athleticism score. The score may comprise a fitness sub-score and a fitness sub-score. ... Nike Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008863

Systems and methods for time-based athletic activity measurement and display

An athletic parameter measurement device worn by an athlete during an athletic activity session includes a housing which attaches to the athlete, a display, a processor associated with the display, and an athletic parameter measurement sensor. During the athletic activity, the device detects, using the sensor, a vertical jump height of the athlete, and displays, during the performance of the athletic activity session, a representation of the vertical jump height on the display.. ... Nike Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008009

Attachment device

An attachment apparatus for selectively attaching a device to a flexible material, includes a first member, a second member, and a void. The first member has a first wall defining a first opening. ... Nike Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001180

Digital golf assistant

A method includes receiving, from a user via an electronic user interface, an indication of a golf course to be played, providing a listing of challenges to the user, receiving score data from the user in a sequential, hole-by-hole manner, and populating an electronic scorecard with score data from a selected one of the listing of challenges together with the received score data in a sequential, hole-by-hole manner. The listing of challenges include at least one of a previously recorded round of golf played at the golf course, and a simulated opponent.. ... Nike Inc








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