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Sole structures and articles of footwear having an elongated hexagonal siping pattern and/or a heel pocket structure

Sole structures for articles of footwear include sipes that define discrete hexagonally-shaped sole elements at the ground-engaging or ground-facing surface. At least some of the arch-supporting hexagonally shaped sole elements may be elongated in one direction as compared to at least some of the corresponding hexagonally shaped sole elements in... Nike Inc

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. The needle clamp hoop is connected to the needle holder to retain needles in the... Nike Inc

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. A... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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. The second midsole body extends... Nike Inc

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. A user's foot morphology and/or preferences may be used to... Nike Inc

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. The heel system may include two... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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. The full length composite plate can include a heel cup for heel stability and... Nike Inc

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. The midsole has a footbed and a bottom surface disposed on opposite sides. The bottom surface opposes the inner surface... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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. The protective member can also prevent portions of a sole structure from... Nike Inc

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. In some aspects, the foams and components including the foams can have exceptionally high energy return while also having improved durability and... Nike Inc

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

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. The lighting apparatus can be installed in the chamber... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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. The perimeter chamber extends adjacent to at least a portion of a lateral sidewall and a medial sidewall... Nike Inc

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. The midsole has a footbed and a bottom surface disposed on opposite sides. The bottom surface opposes the inner surface... Nike Inc

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. The inflated components are fluidly connected to adjoining components. Adjoining inflated components are hingedly connected, so... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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,... Nike Inc

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. The membrane layer extends between the plurality of protrusions and includes at least a portion that is separated from the base layer... Nike Inc

Bladder element formed from three sheets and 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... Nike Inc

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. The fluid-filled bladder element has a sealable internal cavity that retains fluid. A first portion of the... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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... Nike Inc

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. The third portion is elastic and configured to deform elastically... Nike Inc

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

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. The articles of footwear... Nike Inc

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. The tensile member may... Nike Inc

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. The tensile... Nike Inc

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. The tensile element defines a first segment disposed on a first side of the upper. The first segment of the tensile element is configured to attach the securement... 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. The first strands may have a substantially vertical orientation and the second strands may have a... 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. The part stacks may be retrieved with the relative positioning... 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... 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... 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. A width... 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. The adaptive textile is configured to exhibit a first air permeability when unexposed to a physical stimulus such... 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. The knitted component includes a plurality of knitted cushioning structures that define a cushioning region.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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. When used in combination with a cord, the cord-securing... 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... 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. An interior layer having higher stretch characteristics than the garment body portion is affixed to the internal surface of the... 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.... 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. The lenticular knit structures are formed of unitary knit construction with the remaining... 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... 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 / #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. The lenticular lens structure has several lens layers. The lenticular lens structure may have any of a variety of cross-sectional shapes. The article has... 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. The first yarn may be a monofilament yarn. The second yarn may have a tenacity of at... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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. The... 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. The sole structure may further include... 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. The use of rapid manufacturing... 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... 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... 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... Nike Inc

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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... 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. Workout information may be shared to social messaging and networking outlets. Workout information shared... 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. The bore has a first portion... 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... 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... 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. In the armed mode the system may detect... 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... 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. The heel support member further includes a fastening member that can be used to adjust the lateral portion, the medial portion and the... 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. The first ridge and the second ridge protrude from an outward-facing surface of the textile elements... 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. The strand guide has a guide surface. The... 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. The barrier forms at least one interior cavity between... 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. The base layer has a first surface and an opposite second surface. The strand segments are located adjacent to... 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. The additive manufacturing device can be used to form a footwear last having a geometry corresponding to the customized foot information. The footwear last... 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. It may contain extra and/or redundant traces as well as the ability to store data on RAM if the flash memory fails or if some or all trace connections between... 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. The first member includes a first retention feature. The second member has a second retention feature selectively... Nike Inc

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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... 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. The athletic movement may comprise a plurality of... Nike Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000187

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. The upper incorporates a textile element with edges that are joined together to define at least a portion of a void for receiving a foot.... Nike Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000188

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. The upper incorporates a textile element with edges that are joined together to define at least a portion of a void for receiving a foot.... Nike Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000193

Decoupled foot stabilizer system

An article of footwear includes a decoupled foot stabilizer system. The foot stabilizer system is decoupled from a midfoot region of the article of footwear. The foot stabilizer system includes a plurality of strap members. The foot stabilizer system may optionally include a bootie. The plurality of strap members extend... 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... Nike Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367434

Flexible sole and upper for an article of footwear

A midsole for an article of footwear is strategically incised or scored to produce various straight and arcuate lines. Straight lines are integrated widthwise between edges on an arch side on an outer side. Arcuate lines are integrated into various places at the top of a toe portion, with at... Nike Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367441

Shoe upper having multiple weld zones

A shoe having a shoe upper including multiple welds in selected locations on the shoe upper. The welds may be selectively located on the upper to provide structure and support to the specific portions of a shoe upper.... Nike Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370027

Textile including bulking yarn

In one aspect, a textile component including bulking yarn is disclosed. In embodiments, the textile component is a knitted component. In one embodiment, an article of footwear includes a knitted component arch support configured to reduce the rate of pronation. A support structure may include a fusible yarn adjacent to... Nike Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360152

Article of footwear

A method of making a sole for an article of footwear is disclosed. The method includes steps of attaching a double sided acrylic adhesive film to a composite plate. The composite plate is then attached to an outer member of the article of footwear using the acrylic adhesive film.... Nike Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360157

Energy efficient infrared oven with air circulation

An oven may facilitate heating, curing, and/or drying processes for manufactured items, such as shoe parts, using multiple groups of infrared sources. Efficiencies of the oven are achieved through a deliberate airflow characteristic, which is accomplished with a configuration of apertures extending through a circulation plate. A higher concentration of... Nike Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361162

Wearable usb device assembly

Tracking and monitoring athletic activity offers individuals with additional motivation to continue such behavior. An individual may track his or her athletic activity by utilizing a wearable device assembly configured to monitor various aspects of athletic performance. In some embodiments, the wearable device assembly may comprise a USB-type device having... Nike Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361193

Method and low resolution golf swing image capture analysis

A method and system for using a low resolution image of a golfer's swing for analysis is disclosed. Cameras obtain images of various portions of a golfer's swing. A computer calculates parameters associated with a golfer and a golf club from the images. Parameters include body angles, head position, shoulder... Nike Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361196

Athletic training system and method

An athletic training system (200) has a data recording system (202) and a data engine (204). The data recording system (202) is configured to record an athletic competition event. The event may have a first team of players competing against a second team of players. The data engine (204) is... Nike Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361197

Athletic training system and method

An athletic training system (200) has a data recording system (202) and a data engine (204). The data recording system (202) is configured to record an athletic competition event. The event may have a first team of players competing against a second team of players. The data engine (204) is... Nike Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364977

Collaborative activities in on-line commerce

Computer based systems and methods allow collaborative shopping for and/or designing of (e.g., customization) consumer products, such as articles of footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, etc., by plural users using different computing devices. The users' computing devices may be in communication with one another in various manners, such as over networked... Nike Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354200

Sole structure for an article of footwear having longitudinal extending bridge portions with an interwoven stiffness controlling device

A sole plate includes slots spaced apart from each other and extending along a longitudinal axis to define at least one interior bridge portion disposed therebetween. A lateral bridge portion is disposed between a lateral side of the sole plate and a lateral most one of the slots, and a... Nike Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355142

Spring-loaded nozzle assemblies

A printing system includes a printing assembly and a gas delivery system includes a gas nozzle assembly. The print assembly and gas nozzle assembly may include a first portion and a second portion that may translate with respect to each other. When the first portion is subjected to a sufficient... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347742

Articles of apparel incorporating cushioning elements

Cushioning elements for apparel may include a pair of material layers and a pad component that is located between and secured to the material layers. At least one surface of the pad component includes a plurality of elongate grooves. In addition, a plurality of elongate voids extend through the pad... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347744

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. The upper incorporates a textile element with edges that are joined together to define at least a portion of a void for receiving a foot.... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347745

Printing over stitching

Stitching is applied to a shoe or shoe component and then printed. The stitching may be formed from a continuous thread. After printing, a portion of the continuous thread may have a different color or appearance from other portion(s) of the continuous thread.... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347748

Article of footwear with a sole assembly having a bladder element and a guide component and manufacturing the article of footwear

An article of footwear includes a sole assembly that has a bladder element with a first outer surface and a second outer surface opposite the first surface. A guide component is fused to one of the outer surfaces. The guide component has at least one groove extending laterally across the... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347749

Article of footwear including a bladder element having a cushioning component with a single central opening and manufacturing

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes a sole structure having a fluid-filled bladder element. The bladder element includes multiple fluid-filled cushioning components each having a single central opening extending completely therethrough and a continuous fluid-filled cavity surrounding the central opening. The cushioning components are spaced apart from one... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347752

Articles of footwear with an alternate fastening system

An article of footwear has an upper with tensioning components. The upper includes a fastening system with a tensioning device. The tensioning device may be utilized with a plurality of cables. The tensioning device is removably attached to the upper by a clasp element to facilitate entry of a foot... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347753

Footwear manufacturing with a nested flat pattern upper

An article of footwear flat pattern upper having an upper portion and a footbed portion is provided. The upper portion and the footbed portion are integrally continuous, such that the upper portion lateral side converges with the footbed lateral side. The flat pattern includes nested same-sided article of footwear with... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351295

Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality

A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller and a display. The display may comprise one or more light guides, where each guide is operatively coupled to an LED. Each LED may light the edge of a guide such that a refraction surface is illuminated. The controller may... Nike Inc








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