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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/30/17 / #20170340026

Knit sleeve ribbing structure

Present aspects are directed to a ribbed structure of a knit sleeve that may provide ventilation, color-reveal qualities, curvature of a tailored sleeve shape, increased range of motion, and additional functional stability of the knit sleeve. Rib zones may be located along the knit sleeve so that various ribbing and... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340027

Zoned insulation garment

Aspects herein relate to a garment having zoned insulation features. The zoned insulation features comprise projections that extend in the z-direction with respect to the surface of a base material forming the garment such that the projections face toward a body surface of a wearer when the garment is worn.... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340037

Apparel thermo-regulatory system

Aspects herein are directed to an apparel item that promotes thermo-regulation through the use of engineered openings, venting, and/or stand-off structures. In exemplary aspects, 20-45% of the apparel item may comprise the engineered openings. Vents may be positioned on the apparel item in areas that experience high amounts of air... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340049

Footwear having sensor system

A sensor system is adapted for use with an article of footwear and includes an insert member including a first layer and a second layer, a port connected to the insert and configured for communication with an electronic module, a plurality of force and/or pressure sensors on the insert member,... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340053

Multi-durometer sole structure for an article of footwear

A multi-durometer sole structure includes a sole structure body including a forefoot region, a heel region, and a midfoot region between the heel region and the forefoot region, a medial edge, and a lateral edge opposite the medial edge. The sole structure body further includes a first body segment extending... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340055

Sole structure for article of footwear having a nonlinear bending stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate, a plurality of traction elements protruding from the sole plate, and a tension member extending through at least some of the plurality of traction elements. The tension member can move through at least some of the plurality of... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340056

Sole structure for an article of footwear with longitudinal tension member and non-linear bending stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate that includes a foot-facing surface with a forefoot portion, and a ground-facing surface opposite from the foot-receiving surface. A tension member is operatively secured to the ground-facing surface and has a portion configured to move relative to the... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340058

Sole structure for article of footwear with sensory feedback system

A sole structure includes an insole with a sensory feedback system. The insole includes a first insole layer and a second insole layer coupled to the second insole layer, and the sensory feedback system includes multiple protrusions extending from the second insole layer and through the second insole layer. The... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340059

Article of footwear having a sole structure including a fluid-filled chamber and an outsole, the sole structure, and methods for manufacturing

The disclosure is directed to an article of footwear including an upper and the sole structure, to the sole structure, and to a method for manufacturing the sole structure and a method for manufacturing the article of footwear. The sole structure includes a fluid-filled chamber and an outsole that at... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340060

Sole structure with laterally aligned fins

A sole structure can be used with an article of footwear and includes fins for minimizing spin of at least one foot during the backswing and downswing stages of a golf swing. The sole structure includes an outsole having a forefoot region, a heel region, and a midfoot region between... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340063

Upper for an article of footwear with auxetic configuration

An article of footwear includes an upper with openings arranged in an auxetic configuration. The upper includes at least two openings that differ in size. Regions of the upper with larger openings may expand more than regions of the upper with smaller openings.... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340222

Adaptive watch

A watch or other type of portable electronic console that employs a number of different functions in order to improve its usability. The watch may, for example, allow a user to connect the watch to one or more remote electronic devices, such as an electronic performance sensor or MP3 player.... Nike Inc

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11/30/17 / #20170340277

Athletic or other performance sensing systems

Articles of footwear and other devices include modules, e.g., for sensing physical and/or physiological characteristics associated with use of the footwear or other devices. Such devices may include an authentication or activation system for providing power or otherwise determining the connection of a sensor in the article of footwear.... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340948

Electronic tracking system with heads up display

Electronic tracking systems are disclosed for assisting users with locating objects in a sporting environment. One such system includes a ball tracking component that tracks a game ball while moving in the sporting environment, and a heads up display that is worn by the user. This heads up display has... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340950

Impact-attenuation sub-layer for a shoulder-pad system

Aspects herein relate to a shoulder-pad system that may be used to attenuate impact in various contexts. The shoulder-pad system may have a number of subcomponents, which may include an impact plate assembly, an impact-attenuation sub-layer, a base-layer garment, and a securing garment, among others. The shoulder-pad system may be... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341294

Gradient printing a three-dimensional structural component

Methods are provided for printing a three-dimensional structural component onto a base. For example, a method of printing is provided, including receiving a set of predetermined thicknesses for the three-dimensional structural component. The set of predetermined thicknesses has a first thickness and a second thickness. The first thickness is greater... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341304

Method and printing three-dimensional structures with image information

A method and system for printing 3D structures using 2D monochromatic images (for example, greyscale images) is provided. The method can include instructing a printing device to print a 2D monochromatic image using print material in a reservoir known to contain a structural print material. Greater amounts of print material... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170341305

Method of printing a contoured object using color and structural layers

A method of printing a three-dimensional color object having a contoured surface onto a substrate includes printing color ink layers and structural ink layers. A color ink layer is printed onto the substrate. Structural ink layers are printed onto the color ink layer to build the three-dimensional shape of the... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342610

Knit sleeve pattern

Present aspects are directed a knit sleeve pattern having various pattern portions corresponding to different areas of a wearer's arm, such as a shoulder portion, a neckline extension, an elbow portion, a forearm portion, and a wrist portion. In further aspects, the underarm extension may displace a traditional underarm seam... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342611

Knit sleeve convergence of pattern

Present aspects are directed to a knit sleeve that provides for a left-arm wearing or right-arm wearing assembly location for each knit sleeve, as coupled to a garment body, as well as a convergence between knitted features on front and back body extensions as mated to the upper arm of... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343963

Athletic watch

A device for monitoring athletic performance of a user has a wristband configured to be worn by the user. The electronic module may include a controller and a screen and a plurality of user inputs operably associated with the controller. The user inputs may include a user input configured to... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344340

Athletic performance data system and method

An athletic performance data system has an athletic field data collection system for obtaining athletic performance data and athlete identifying information for plural athletes at an athletic performance event. An athletic data host server receives the athletic performance test data and athlete identifying information from the athletic field data collection... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332703

Circular knitted garment with apertures

Present aspects hereof are directed to a circular knitted apparel item, such as a sock, or a sleeve. The apparel item has at least a first segment with multiple knit courses, and a second segment having the same number of multiple knit courses as the first segment. The apparel item... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332722

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with monofilament areas

In one aspect, an article of footwear may include a knitted component having monofilament strands knitted substantially throughout and a body portion extending continuously from a heel region, along a lateral side of a midfoot region, over a forefoot region, to a medial side of the midfoot region. The body... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332730

Contoured fluid-filled chamber

A sole structure for an article of footwear may include a chamber for receiving a pressurized fluid, the chamber having a first chamber barrier layer and a second chamber barrier layer bonded to the first chamber barrier layer about peripheral portions of the first chamber barrier layer and the second... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332731

Article of footwear having an auxetic structure

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a plate, a plurality of cleats extending from the plate, and an auxetic structure disposed between the plurality of cleats. The auxetic structure is affixed to the plate such that an outer surface of the auxetic structure is positioned between a... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332734

Article of footwear with a pulley system

A tensioning system for use with an article of footwear includes a pulley assembly. The pulley assembly may include a first disc and a second disc connected by a central shaft. A tensioning element can be engaged around the central shaft. A ring element can be used to prevent the... Nike Inc

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11/23/17 / #20170332735

Article of footwear with a pulley system having a guide portion

A tensioning system for use with an article of footwear includes a pulley assembly. The pulley assembly may include a first disc and a second disc connected by a central shaft. A tensioning element can be engaged around the central shaft. A ring element can be used to prevent the... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332739

Portable steaming system for articles of footwear

A steaming system includes a housing with a lid, a steaming compartment, and a heating chamber. The system also includes provisions for generating steam and exposing articles to the steam. Articles of apparel, including articles of footwear, may be placed in steaming system to help customize the articles of apparel... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332756

Convertible carrying bag

A duffel bag can be reversibly converted to a cross-over bag by restricting the storage volume of the bag at one end. Optionally, a carrying strap may be adjusted from a central anchor to an outer anchor to facilitate draping the carrying strap over a shoulder.... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333753

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. In one example, an athletic monitoring device may include or be associated with multiple types of movement sensors and switch between the sensors or use both depending on various factors including type of... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325531

Trim piece for an apparel item

A trim piece assembly is provided herein comprising a first set of apertures providing access to a drawstring channel, and a second set of apertures that do not provide access to the drawstring channel. The trim piece assembly may be incorporated into various apparel items, such that the trim piece... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325535

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

11/16/17 / #20170325536

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

11/16/17 / #20170325537

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

11/16/17 / #20170325544

Article of footwear for weightlifting

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a base component and a wedge component. The base component has a forefoot region, a midfoot region, and a heel region, and includes a forward base portion and a rearward base portion. The forward base portion of the base component includes... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327264

Prolate spheroidal ball packaging

A package for a prolate spheroidal ball having a longitudinal axis. A back plate is disposed between a first end and a second end of the package. A first cradle extends from the back plate adjacent the first end, and is operative to receive a first portion of the prolate... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327985

Embroidered article

In one aspect, an article may include a base layer and a first strand comprising a thermoplastic polymer material. The first strand may be embroidered with the base layer. The thermoplastic polymer material of the first strand may at least partially adhere to the base layer. In another aspect, the... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329890

Energy expenditure

Aspects relate to calculating energy expenditure values from an apparatus configured to be worn on an appendage of a user. Steps counts may be quantified, such as by detecting arm swings peaks and bounce peaks in motion data. A search range of acceleration frequencies related to an expected activity may... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329934

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

11/16/17 / #20170330257

Visual shopping

Systems and methods are provided for customizing consumer products. A display device may present a rendering of a customizable product to a user. The display device may also present a set of customizations on a scrollable axis. An input interface such as a touch interface may receive a selection of... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331214

Electronic connector having flexible region

An electronic connector includes a housing and a plug extending from the housing. The plug includes at least one flexible region that provides flexing of the plug. In some example embodiments, the plug also includes at least one rigid region. The plug has at least one interconnect. Each interconnect includes... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170318868

Hybrid article of apparel

A hybrid article of apparel is provided. The article comprises a form-fitting inner layer and a looser, more freely-fitting outer layer joined together at various locations to provide an aerodynamic article with improved modesty, among other benefits.... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170318894

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

11/09/17 / #20170318896

Article of footwear having an elevated plate sole structure

An article of footwear is provided having an elevated plate structure incorporated in the sole structure and optionally including a fluid-filled chamber. The elevated plate structure can include an upper plate and a plurality of legs extending downward toward the outsole. End portions of the legs can engage an upper... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170318902

Article including an outer layer with areas of varying hardnesses

An article of footwear has a sole structure with a resilient outer layer. The outer layer includes a continuous region and a discontinuous region. The continuous region and the discontinuous region have different hardnesses.... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170318904

Article of footwear with outsole web and midsole protrusions

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper, an outsole, and a midsole. The upper is configured to receive a foot, and the outsole is secured to the upper. The outsole defines a plurality of apertures extending entirely through the outsole. In addition, the outsole has a ground-engaging... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170318905

Articles of footwear with upper incorporating chamber element

An article of footwear may include an upper with an outer layer, an inner layer, and a chamber element positioned at least partially between the outer layer and the upper layer. The chamber element may be formed of two layers of a transparent colored polymer material and may be sealed... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321358

Knitting machine with a sinker and biased cam member for actuating the sinker

A knitting machine may include a sinker configured to move between an open position and a closed position. The knitting machine may have a sinker actuator system having a first configuration and a second configuration. The sinker actuator system, in the first configuration, may be configured to actuate the sinker... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324017

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

Aspects relate to an energy harvesting device adapted for use by an athlete while exercising. The device may utilize a mass of phase-change material to store heat energy, the stored heat energy subsequently converted into electrical energy by one or more thermoelectric generator modules. The energy harvesting device may be... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324018

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

Aspects relate to an energy harvesting device adapted for use by an athlete while exercising. The device may utilize a mass of phase-change material to store heat energy, the stored heat energy subsequently converted into electrical energy by one or more thermoelectric generator modules. The energy harvesting device may be... Nike Inc








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