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Nike Inc patents (2015 archive)


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12/31/15 / #20150375123

Sigils for use with apparel

Apparel is disclosed that can be worn to assist an interactive game in tracking the movement of the wearer. More particularly, the apparel may include one or more tracking marks formed of designs, patterns, or reflective materials that can be easily tracked by an interactive game employing one or more cameras or other detectors for detecting a change in position of an object. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375085

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment

Systems and methods for sensing and monitoring various athletic performance metrics, e.g., during the course of a game, a practice, a training session, training drills, and the like, are described. These systems and methods can provide useful metrics for players and coaches relating to athletic performances in various sports, including various team sports.. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375044

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment

Systems and methods for sensing and monitoring various athletic performance metrics, e.g., during the course of a game, a practice, a training session, training drills, and the like, are described. These systems and methods can provide useful metrics for players and coaches relating to athletic performances in various sports, including various team sports.. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375043

Multi-mode acceleration-based athleticism measurement system

A multi-mode athleticism movement measurement system includes an athlete-borne acceleration sensor and an athleticism processing device to determine athleticism information based upon one or more timing measurements from the athlete-borne acceleration sensor, the athleticism information corresponding to any of multiple athleticism measurement modes available on athleticism processing device and selectable by a user. A data link between the athlete-borne acceleration sensor and the athleticism rating processing device transmits the one or more timing measurements from the athlete-borne acceleration sensor to the athleticism rating processing device.. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374526

Ankle and foot support system

Methods and systems relating to an ankle and foot support system are disclosed. Some embodiments may include a covering having a cable tightening mechanism and a cable forming an exposed loop. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374108

Securing systems for gloves or other objects

Apparel, sporting equipment, and other items include magnetic securing systems (e.g., for holding a ball marker on a golf glove. Housings for such systems include a mount area defining a base surface that includes a magnet or is made from a magnetic material. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374073

Automated identification and assembly of shoe parts

Manufacturing and assembly of a shoe or a portion of a shoe is enhanced by automated placement and assembly of shoe parts. For example, a part-recognition system analyzes an image of a shoe part to identify the part and determine a location of the part. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374072

Article of footwear with forefoot secondary studs

An article of footwear that provides friction between the playing surface and the player's foot is disclosed. In some embodiments, the article footwear includes a sole may have a plurality of wedge-shaped studs in the forefoot region that extend beyond the perimeter of the sole. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374071

Article of footwear with a lateral offset heel stud

An article of footwear having a sole that provides friction between the playing surface and the player's foot. In some embodiments, the article footwear includes a sole having a plurality of elongated studs in the heel region in addition to a back lateral stud having a rounded or circular shape located in the back lateral area of the heel.. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374069

Strand-wound bladder

An article of footwear or another product may incorporate a pressure chamber that includes (a) a bladder at least partially formed from a polymer material that is sealed to enclose a pressurized fluid and (b) a strand wound around the bladder and secured to the bladder. In manufacturing the pressure chamber, a bladder with an elongate configuration may be formed. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374067

Article of footwear with interconnected tensile strands

An article of footwear includes an upper with a heel region that extends posteriorly about the heel, a medial side, and a lateral side. The article of footwear also includes a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374056

Article of apparel for holding and operating electronic devices

An article of apparel comprising: a pocket, the pocket comprising an opening to permit insertion and removal of an electronic device, the pocket further comprising at least one raised portion, wherein when the electronic device is located in the pocket, at least one operational control button of the electronic device is positioned adjacent the at least one raised portion.. . ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374054

Neckline gusset for an apparel item

A neckline gusset for securing an exterior shell layer of an apparel item to an inner liner layer of the apparel item at a neckline region of the apparel item is provided. The neckline gusset comprises an outer edge corresponding in shape to the neckline of the exterior shell layer, an inner edge corresponding in shape to the neckline of the inner liner layer, a first center-front gusset edge connecting the outer edge to the inner edge at a first end of the neckline gusset, and a second center-front gusset edge connecting the outer edge to the inner edge at a second end of the neckline gusset. ... Nike Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374050

Freedom of movement jacket/coat

The present invention relates to a jacket/coat designed to provide an enhanced range of motion. This is accomplished by having a layered construction comprising different fabric/textile materials where the enhanced range of motion is desired. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367206

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball, a channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the channel is recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole, a void defined on the sole of the body, at least one external rib located in the void and extending downward from the void, and/or at least one internal rib is connected to an internal portion of a golf club head body and extending into an internal cavity, and wherein the golf club head has a first natural frequency greater than 3000 hz.. . ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367205

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball, and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel extends across a portion of the sole in a heel to toe direction, wherein the channel is recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and has a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole, wherein the channel comprises a center portion extending across a center of the sole, a heel portion extending from a heel end of the center portion toward the heel, and a toe portion extending from a toe end of the center portion toward the toe, wherein the width of the center portion of the channel is substantially constant, and the width of the channel at the heel and toe portions increases from the heel end of the center portion toward the heel and from the toe end of the center portion toward the toe.. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367204

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball, a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the face, the body having a crown, a sole, a heel, and a toe, a void defined on the sole of the body, and at least one external rib is positioned within the void. A ratio of cross-sectional area moment of inertia ix-x with and without the at least one external rib is greater than a ratio of cross-sectional area moment of inertia iz-z with and without the at least one external rib when measured at a location defined by a distance from a forward most edge of the golf club head measuring 60 percent of a breadth dimension.. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367203

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball, a channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the channel is recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole, a void defined on the sole of the body, and/or at least one external rib connected to the cover and extending downward from the cover. The at least one external rib may include a first external rib and a second external rib wherein each external rib is connected to the cover and extends downward from the cover, such that the external ribs are positioned within the void.. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367202

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball, a channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the channel is recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and/or a void defined on the sole of the body. The channel has width defined in a front to rear direction and a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole at a vertical plane passing through the face center, wherein a ratio of the width to the depth is approximately 3.5:1 to 4.5:1.. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367201

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from the sole and have a depth, wherein the channel comprises a center portion extending across a center of the sole, a heel portion extending from a heel end of the center portion toward the heel, and a toe portion extending from a toe end of the center portion toward the toe. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367200

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and have a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole, wherein the channel comprises a center portion extending across a center of the sole, a heel portion extending from a heel end of the center portion toward the heel, and a toe portion extending from a toe end of the center portion toward the toe, wherein the width and the depth of the center portion of the channel are substantially constant, and wherein the depth of the channel is greater at the heel and toe portions than at the center portion.. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367195

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and an elongated channel extending across a portion of the sole in a heel to toe direction. The channel is recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367194

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball, a channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the channel is recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole, and/or a void defined on the sole of the body, wherein the channel has width defined in a front to rear direction and a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole at a vertical plane passing through the face center, wherein a ratio of the width to the depth is about 0.8:1 to 1.2:1.. . ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367193

Golf club with removable weight

A golf club includes a golf club head having a sole, a crown, and a face. The golf club head defines a bore and a viewing window in communication with the bore. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367192

Golf club with removable weight

A golf club includes a golf club head having a sole, a crown, and a face. The golf club head defines a bore that has an outer cylindrical portion and a stop extending radially inward from the outer cylindrical portion. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367191

Golf club with polymeric insert and removeable weight

A golf club head includes a face, a crown, a sole, and defines a bore that is configured to receive and to selectively retain an elongate weight. The bore is aligned on a longitudinal axis that intersects the face. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367190

Golf club with polymeric insert and adjustable dynamic loft

A golf club head includes a body formed from a metallic material and an insert formed from a polymeric material. The body has a face, a crown, and a sole, and the sole at least partially defines an opening in the body. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367189

Golf club head with polymeric insert

A golf club head includes a body formed from a metallic material and an insert formed from a polymeric material. The body has a face, a crown, and a sole, and the sole at least partially defines an opening in the body. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366293

Footwear designing tool

Computer based systems and methods for designing (e.g., customization) of consumer products, articles of footwear, knit footwear uppers, and the like. In some embodiments, a user may generate and/or modify footwear designs using a footwear design interface. ... Nike Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366290

Stability structure

A sole structure is provided having a stability structure. The stability structure may be located primarily in the midfoot area of the sole structure, but may extend into both the forefoot and heel regions. ... Nike Inc

12/17/15 / #20150362519

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

12/17/15 / #20150359700

Compressive therapeutic device

A device for compressing an extremity of a user includes a wearable support member operable to be worn on the extremity of the user. The device also includes a plurality of chamber members that are arranged across and coupled to the support member. ... Nike Inc

12/17/15 / #20150359428

Wearable device assembly having antenna

A wrist-worn device monitors movements of a user. A sensor assembly of the wrist-worn device is configured to detect movement of the user and generate sensor data based on the movement detected. ... Nike Inc

12/17/15 / #20150359294

Multi-rubber outsole

A sole is provided having multiple levels of hardnesses. Different levels of hardness may be provided at various locations of the sole. ... Nike Inc

12/17/15 / #20150359290

Article incorporating a knitted component with zonal stretch limiter

An article includes a knitted component. The knitted component includes a knit element that is configured to stretch between a neutral position and a stretched position. ... Nike Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351499

Polymeric component with injected, embedded ink and apparatus and method for manufacturing same

An article, such as an article of footwear, includes a polymeric component that has a first surface, a second surface, and a thickness between the first surface and the second surface. The article has ink injected into the polymeric component at a predetermined depth from the first surface such that the ink is embedded in the polymeric component at least partially between the first surface and the second surface. ... Nike Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351497

Spacer textile material with tensile strands having multiple entry and exit points

A spacer textile material has at least a portion of a tensile strand located between a first layer and a second layer of the spacer textile material where the first layer and second layer have been joined together to form channels in which the tensile strand moves freely. The tensile strand may be disposed within or about the spacer textile material in any location on the material. ... Nike Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351483

Article of footwear including a monofilament knit element with a fusible strand

An article of footwear including a full monofilament upper is described. The full monofilament upper incorporates a knitted component including a monofilament knit element. ... Nike Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351458

Cuff for clothing article

A cuff for an article of clothing includes various components, such as one or more flexible members for adjusting a fit of the cuff. One flexible member might be used to tighten and loosen a fit of the cuff. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150345052

Independently controlled rollers for take-down assembly of knitting machine

A knitting machine includes a take-down assembly that includes a first take-down roller and a second take-down roller. The first take-down roller is configured to rotatably contact and apply tension to a first portion of a knit component. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343294

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

12/03/15 / #20150343292

Golf aid including virtual caddy

A golf aid for assisting a user in selecting a golf club from a plurality of golf clubs includes a user tracking system configured to determine the location of a user on a golf course, a heads up display, and a processor. The processor is in communication with the user tracking system and with the heads up display, and is configured to determine a plurality of target locations on the golf course, with each of the plurality of target locations representing an ideal target for a different one of the plurality of golf clubs. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343291

Golf aid including heads up display

A golf aid including a practice mode for use while hitting a plurality of golf balls with a golf club includes a golf ball tracking system, a heads up display, and a processor. The golf ball tracking system tracks a plurality of golf ball trajectories, each corresponding to a respective golf ball being hit by the golf club. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343285

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Ball striking devices, such as golf clubs, have a head that includes a face member including a face having a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a rear side located behind the face, a rear member connected to the rear side of the face member, a first connection member connecting the face member to the rear member, and a resilient material separating the rear member from the face member. The first connection member is directly engaged with the rear member, and the club head further includes a first spacer separating the first connection member from the face member. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343284

Adjustable golf club and system and associated golf club heads and shafts

In general, aspects of this invention relate to golf clubs or golf club components incorporating adjustment members that permit ready adjustability of golf club parameters and/or interchangeability of golf club components to change a golf club configuration, and methods for providing golf clubs. According to aspects of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of a golf club parameter to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343283

Adjustable golf club and system and associated golf club heads and shafts

In general, aspects of this invention relate to golf clubs or golf club components incorporating adjustment members that permit ready adjustability of golf club parameters and/or interchangeability of golf club components to change a golf club configuration, and methods for providing golf clubs. According to aspects of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of a golf club parameter to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343282

Golf clubs and golf club heads

A ball striking device has a head with a body member having a face having a striking surface configured for striking a ball, a crown portion and a sole portion connected to the face and extending rearward from the face, where the body member has a void extending inwardly from a rear periphery of the body member, and a rear member connected to the body member and received within the void, such that the rear member forms portions of a crown and a sole of the head. A connection member connects the rear member to the body member to form a joint between the rear member and the body member. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343280

Adjustable golf club and system and associated golf club heads and shafts

In general, aspects of this invention relate to golf clubs or golf club components incorporating adjustment members that permit ready adjustability of golf club parameters and/or interchangeability of golf club components to change a golf club configuration, and methods for providing golf clubs. According to aspects of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of a golf club parameter to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343278

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads include a golf club head body, a ball striking face, and a shaft engaging member configured to engage a golf club shaft with the golf club head body. Additionally, the shaft engaging member may be configured to engage the golf club head body and the shaft below a center of gravity of the golf club head, and/or the shaft engaging member may have rotational locking structure that can be locked in a plurality of positions. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343277

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads include a golf club head body, a ball striking face, and a shaft engaging member configured to engage a golf club shaft with the golf club head body. Additionally, the shaft engaging member may be configured to engage the golf club head body and the shaft below a center of gravity of the golf club head, and/or the shaft engaging member may have rotational locking structure that can be locked in a plurality of positions. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343276

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads include a golf club head body, a ball striking face, and a shaft engaging member configured to engage a golf club shaft with the golf club head body. The golf club head may be configured with a first piece and a second piece, which may be in the form of the shaft engaging member and a body member connected to the shaft engaging member. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343269

Golf ball with ground down medial layer

A golf ball includes a core, one or more inlaid portions formed into the core, and a second layer disposed radially outward of both the core and the one or more inlaid portions. The core and the one or more inlaid portions cooperate to define a continuous spherical surface, and the core and the second layer cooperate to surround each of the one or more inlaid portions. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342300

Article of footwear with inner and outer midsole layers

An article of footwear includes an outsole having a heel region, a midfoot region, and a forefoot region. An outer midsole layer is secured to the outsole and extends only over the heel region and at least some of the midfoot region. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342287

Article of footwear incorporating braided tensile strands

A branched braid member has a central braid portion and one or more tensile strands or small braids at either end of the central braid portion. The branched braid member may be incorporated into a shoe upper.. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342286

Method of making an article of footwear including knitting a knitted component of warp knit construction forming a seamless bootie with wrap-around portion

An article of footwear incorporates a seamless bootie or textile upper formed from a knitted component removed from a knitted textile element of unitary warp knit construction. The knitted component may include a first knitted component portion in the form of a seamless bootie and a second knitted component portion associated with the first knitted component portion. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342285

Method of making an article of footwear including knitting a knitted component of warp knit construction forming a seamless bootie with tucked-in portion

An article of footwear incorporates a seamless bootie or textile upper formed from a knitted component removed from a knitted textile element of unitary warp knit construction. The knitted component may include a first knitted component portion in the form of a seamless bootie and a second knitted component portion associated with the first knitted component portion. ... Nike Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342284

Method of making an article of footwear including knitting a knitted component of warp knit construction forming a seamless bootie

An article of footwear incorporates a seamless bootie or textile upper formed from a knitted component removed from a knitted textile element of unitary warp knit construction. The knitted component may include a first knitted component portion in the form of a seamless bootie and a second knitted component portion associated with the first knitted component portion. ... Nike Inc

11/26/15 / #20150338236

Gps features and functionality in an athletic watch system

Athletic performance monitoring systems include gps data to enhance various features of the workout as well as the post-workout data analysis. Such features include using output from multiple sensors to determine the most accurate data available for providing distance measurements for individual segments of a route. ... Nike Inc

11/26/15 / #20150337133

Dynamically crosslinked thermoplastic material process

A method for making a thermoplastic material includes: (a) partially crosslinking an elastomer composition at a first crosslinking temperature to form a thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition; (b) mixing a thermoplastic polymer composition with the thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition and heating the mixture to a second crosslinking temperature higher than the first crosslinking temperature, wherein the thermoplastic polymer composition is liquid at the second crosslinking temperature; and (c) continuously mixing the mixture while further crosslinking the elastomer composition to form a thermoplastic material having a dispersed phase of crosslinked elastomer composition in the thermoplastic polymer composition. The elastomer composition may include an elastomer compounded with a curing agent and optionally additional components. ... Nike Inc

11/26/15 / #20150337102

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

11/26/15 / #20150336715

Three-dimensional bag with affixed seams

A three-dimensional structure composed of pliable elements and having affixed seams is provided. The structure may comprise duffel bags, backpacks, shoe uppers, etc. ... Nike Inc

11/26/15 / #20150336328

Method of manufacturing contoured objects by radio frequency welding and tooling assembly for same

A method includes compressing a non-dielectric, elastically-deformable component, a wire mesh component, and a dielectric, contoured object between first and second forming tools. Once the components are compressed, radio frequency energy is supplied to the first forming tool, thereby causing a radio frequency electromagnetic field to be generated between the first forming tool and the wire mesh component that results in a contoured weld of the contoured object. ... Nike Inc

11/26/15 / #20150336298

Method and apparatus for manufacturing components used for the manufacture of articles

Methods of manufacturing wearable articles include: (a) performing a scan of a body part of a user on which the wearable article will be worn; (b) creating a virtual design of a mold insert configured to mold the wearable article, based on the scan; (c) saving the virtual design in a data file; (d) fabricating the mold insert using a laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, and stereolithography technique; (e) inserting the mold insert into a mold; (f) inserting moldable material into a cavity created at least in part by the mold insert; (g) molding the moldable material to produce the wearable article; and (h) removing the wearable article from the mold. The wearable article may include a portion of an article of footwear, such as a portion of a shoe sole.. ... Nike Inc

11/26/15 / #20150335965

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf clubs and/or golf club heads include a club head body defining an interior chamber, structure for engaging a shaft with the body, and/or a shaft engaged with the body. The club head body may have an overall length of at least 4.5 inches and an overall breadth of at least 4.2 inches. ... Nike Inc

11/26/15 / #20150335964

Golf club head structures having split, multi-part heads

Golf club heads include at least one part having a side wall extending completely around the golf club head, wherein the side wall ends at an edge (a free end) that defines an open side of the part. An interior surface of this side wall has a draft angle of −1° or more as it extends to its edge. ... Nike Inc

11/19/15 / #20150331580

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

11/19/15 / #20150328854

Article of footwear formed from two preforms and method and mold for manufacturing same

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

11/19/15 / #20150328504

Golf club head or other ball striking device with weighted body member

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. A face member formed primarily of a metallic material forms the face, and a body member is connected to the face member and extends rearward from the face member to form at least a portion of the body. ... Nike Inc

11/19/15 / #20150327630

Shoe sole portion painting system

Automated painting of a shoe sole portion is enhanced by use of a mask cover and an air knife with a paint assembly. The mask cover is positioned in front of a paint-emitting portion of a spray nozzle and is adapted to obstruct at least a portion of the paint intended to be emitted by the spray nozzle. ... Nike Inc

11/19/15 / #20150327627

Fluid-filled structure

A fluid-filled chamber may include a pair of polymer layers that define a plurality of subchambers and a web area. The subchambers are protruding portions of the polymer layers that enclose a fluid, and the web area is portions of the polymer layers that are located between the subchambers and lay adjacent to each other. ... Nike Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324751

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

11/12/15 / #20150321434

System and method for forming three-dimensional structures with different material portions

A system and method for forming 3d printed structures includes printing an outer shell portion and filling an interior of the outer shell portion to form an inner portion. The outer shell portion and inner portion may have differing material properties. ... Nike Inc

11/12/15 / #20150321418

System and method for forming three-dimensional structures

A system and method for forming 3d printed structures on a base component includes extruding material through a nozzle while moving the nozzle vertically. Extruded material flows from the nozzle and spreads outwardly upon contact with an underlying portion of material. ... Nike Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320146

Method of making an article of footwear

A method of making an article of footwear is disclosed. The method includes the steps of designing an article of footwear via a website, converting a footwear representation into a set of two-dimensional portions, printing the two dimensional portions onto a sheet material, cutting and assembling the two dimensional portions into a finalized article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320144

Article of footwear having a sole structure with heel-arch stability

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure may include an outsole including ground engaging members and a reinforcement member. ... Nike Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320136

Packaged dyed knitted component

A method of manufacturing an article of footwear includes providing a yarn that is at least partially package dyed. The method also includes flat knitting a knitted component at least partially from the yarn. ... Nike Inc

11/05/15 / #20150315375

Dynamically crosslinked thermoplastic material process

A method for making a thermoplastic material includes: (a) partially crosslinking an elastomer composition at a first crosslinking temperature to form a thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition; (b) mixing a thermoplastic polymer composition with the thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition and heating the mixture to a second crosslinking temperature higher than the first crosslinking temperature, wherein the thermoplastic polymer composition is liquid at the second crosslinking temperature; and (c) continuously mixing the mixture while further crosslinking the elastomer composition to form a thermoplastic material having a dispersed phase of crosslinked elastomer composition in the thermoplastic polymer composition. The elastomer composition may include an elastomer compounded with a curing agent and optionally additional components. ... Nike Inc

11/05/15 / #20150313315

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

11/05/15 / #20150313311

Foot support structure and articles incorporating same

A foot support structure for an article of footwear or other foot-receiving device may include a first foot support portion disposed in a first orientation and a second foot support portion disposed in a second orientation different than the first orientation. A twist portion may extend continuously from the first foot support portion to the second foot support portion and twist from the first orientation to the second orientation a common face of the foot support member may extend over at least part of the first foot support portion, at least part of the second foot support portion and the twist portion.. ... Nike Inc

11/05/15 / #20150313308

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, and a plurality of leads connecting the sensors to the port.. . ... Nike Inc

10/29/15 / #20150306480

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf clubs according to at least some example aspects of this disclosure may include a golf club head and a shaft configured to engage with the golf club head which includes a grip engaged with the shaft. Further, the golf club may include a monitoring device, which includes a sensor and a transmitter. ... Nike Inc

10/29/15 / #20150306470

Golf club irons including backing material behind ball striking face

Golf clubs and golf club heads, such as iron heads, may include an iron body and a ball striking plate engaged with the iron body. The ball striking plate may include a face layer and a backing layer. ... Nike Inc

10/29/15 / #20150306462

Golf ball including a blend of highly neutralized acid polymers and method of manufacture

A golf ball having an inner core layer, an outer core layer enclosing the inner core layer, and a cover layer enclosing the outer core layer. The inner core layer includes a blend of a first highly neutralized acid polymer having a first vicat softening temperature and a first specific gravity, a second highly neutralized acid polymer having a second vicat softening temperature and a second specific gravity, and an ionomer-based masterbatch comprising an additive and an ionomer resin having a third vicat softening temperature and a third specific gravity. ... Nike Inc

10/29/15 / #20150306457

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

10/29/15 / #20150305448

Method of vacuum forming a footwear upper

A method of making an article of footwear may include applying an environmental pressure differential across a sheet of upper material to conform the sheet of upper material to a portion of a footwear last, thereby forming at least a portion of an upper of the article of footwear. In addition, the method may include assembling the article of footwear including fixedly attaching the upper of the article of footwear to a sole structure.. ... Nike Inc

10/29/15 / #20150305447

Interchangeable chassis for cleated footwear

An article of footwear including cleat sets and/or cleat members can include provisions for maximizing traction between a chassis and multiple types of ground surfaces. In some embodiments, a chassis can include cleat sets and/or cleat members disposed in different locations to achieve maximum traction on multiple types of surfaces. ... Nike Inc

10/29/15 / #20150305438

Article of footwear formed from two preforms and method and mold for manufacturing same

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

10/22/15 / #20150297973

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

10/22/15 / #20150297957

Releasable connections for golf club heads and shafts/us

Golf club heads are releasably engaged with shafts so that the club heads and shafts can be readily interchanged and/or so that the shaft position with respect to the club head can be readily changed. Golf clubs are provided that have spherical releasable connections between the golf club head and the golf club shaft along with head/shaft position adjusting features to allow interchange of shafts and heads and to allow modification of the head/shaft positioning properties. ... Nike Inc

10/22/15 / #20150297953

Golf ball with scuff-resistant cover

Scuff-resistant golf ball covers and methods of manufacturing golf balls are described. The cover is made of a thermoplastic polymeric portion including at least one first, high molecular weight copolymer of ethylene/5-12 percent by weight acrylic or methacrylic acid or both/5-40 percent by weight alkyl acrylate or methacrylate or both; optionally at least one second, low molecular weight copolymer of ethylene/3-25 percent by weight acrylic or methacrylic acid or both; and a high molecular weight dipolymer of ethylene/acrylic acid that has a molar fraction of the acrylic acid monomer units within ±about 10% of a molar fraction of the α,β-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer units of the at least one first copolymer. ... Nike Inc

10/22/15 / #20150297951

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment

Systems, apparatuses, and methods estimate the distance between a player and a ball by transmitting a chirp (sweep signal) to a radio tag located on the ball. During the chirp, the frequency of the transmitted signal is changed in a predetermined fashion. ... Nike Inc

10/22/15 / #20150296922

Article of footwear with dynamic support

An article of footwear with a dynamic support system that controls arrays of tiles in the upper of the footwear to adjust the level of support provided in different regions of the upper. Sensors in the sole of the footwear, in the upper of the footwear and/or in an article worn by the wearer of the footwear measure the level of stress or other characteristics and provide input to one or more microprocessors that control motors located in the sole or in the upper of the footwear. ... Nike Inc

10/22/15 / #20150296920

Reinforcing shank arrangement for footwear sole structure

An article of footwear may include an upper configured to receive a foot and a sole component fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole component may include a baseplate having a bottom surface. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #the disclosure is directed to a method for co-molding. a first element has a top surface, an edge, and a protuberance with a base extending down from the top surface. a second element has an edge, an upper surface, and a lower surface.

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10/01/15 / #20150279320

Subtractive color change system and method

A subtractive color change system for displaying a selected color to a viewer and a method of changing color. The system includes a layered assembly having transparent panels of primary and key colors, with a fixed-color background behind the layered assembly. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150274943

Zinc ionomer rubber activator

Curable rubber compositions and cured articles are based on the use of zinc activator compositions for the sulfur cure. Activator compositions contain zinc and a polymeric component having a plurality of cooh groups, at least some of which are neutralized with the zinc. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150273856

Additive color printing

Methods and systems are provided for color printing onto nonwhite substrates and articles. For example, a method of color printing is provided, including printing multiple layers of ink each including a combination of a white ink and at least one color ink, and each printed layer having a ratio of white ink to color ink, wherein the ratio may be the same or may vary as a function of the number of layers and the color printed.. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150273293

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device has a face with a striking surface and a body extending rearwardly from the outer periphery of the face. A channel extends across at least a portion of the sole, and includes a trough defined between front and rear edges and extending in a heel-toe direction. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150273292

Adjustable golf club and system and associated golf club heads and shafts

In general, aspects of this invention relate to golf clubs or golf club components incorporating adjustment members that permit ready adjustability of golf club parameters and/or interchangeability of golf club components to change a golf club configuration, and methods for providing golf clubs. According to aspects of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of a golf club parameter to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150273282

Method and system for developing a golf ball construction

A method and system determine a plurality of golf ball construction characteristics that constitute a golf ball construction. Each of the plurality of golf ball construction characteristics is determined on the basis of at least a measurement related to a golf shot parameter value obtained from samples of a specific golfer's golf swing. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150273281

Method of and apparatus for forming a coating layer on a golf ball

A method of forming a coating layer on a golf ball includes spraying a first quantity of a coating composition onto the golf ball to form a partially-coated golf ball that has a first pole disposed in a top position, a second pole disposed in a bottom position, a diameter extending between the first and second poles, and an axis of rotation perpendicular to the diameter. After spraying the first quantity, the method includes rotating the partially-coated golf ball about the axis to translate the first and second poles such that the first pole is disposed in the bottom position and the second pole is disposed in the top position. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272275

Article of footwear incorporating tensile strands and securing strands

An article of footwear may have a sole structure and an upper that includes a foundation element, a tensile strand, and a securing strand. The tensile strand is located adjacent to an exterior surface of the foundation element and substantially parallel to the exterior surface for a distance of at least five centimeters. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272271

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

The disclosure id 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 least partially surrounds the chamber.. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272261

Method of knitting a knitted component for an article of footwear

An article of footwear incorporates a textile upper. The upper comprises a knitted component. ... Nike Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272242

Energy absorbing athletic glove

An energy absorbing receiving glove constructed with a substrate having an exterior surface and a complementary interior surface. The substrate is used in constructing a palmar portion of the glove. ... Nike Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268393

Article having a plurality of optical structures

An article having optical structures disposed on a base material element. Optical structures include lenticular lens structures and discrete coloring elements. ... Nike Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268145

Method of impact testing using mount assembly with deformable member

A method of impact testing an article of protective equipment includes mounting the article of protective equipment on a deformable member. The method also includes impacting the article of protective equipment with an impact object. ... Nike Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265902

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. ... Nike Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265889

Adjustable golf club and system and associated golf club heads and shafts

In general, aspects of this invention relate to golf clubs or golf club components incorporating adjustment members that permit ready adjustability of golf club parameters and/or interchangeability of golf club components to change a golf club configuration, and methods for providing golf clubs. According to aspects of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of a golf club parameter to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics. ... Nike Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265877

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

09/24/15 / #20150265004

Article of footwear incorporating composite element with a polymer connecting layer

An article of footwear incorporates a composite element that includes a base or textile layer, a thermoplastic polymer material, a thread, and a cover layer. The base layer has a first surface and an opposite second surface. ... Nike Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265002

Adjustable multi-bladder system for an article of footwear

An adjustable multiple bladder system for an article of footwear is disclosed. The bladder system includes an outer bladder that may be inflated using an external pump. ... Nike Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265000

Sole assembly with bladder element having a peripheral outer wall portion and method of manufacturing same

A sole assembly for an article of footwear includes a bladder element having a first polymeric sheet attached to a second polymeric sheet. The first polymeric sheet has an outer surface defining a recess and that has a heel region, a midfoot region, and a forefoot region in the recess. ... Nike Inc

09/24/15 / #20150264999

Sole assembly with thermoplastic polyurethane component thereon and and method of manufacturing same

An article of footwear has a sole assembly that includes a midsole. The midsole has a bottom with a bottom surface, and an outer wall with a side surface. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262212

Interactive use and athletic performance monitoring and reward method, system, and computer program product

A method, computer program product, and system for monitoring and rewarding athletic performance and use of a product worn by a person, thereby motivating use of the product and promoting customer loyalty. The present invention includes and system and method for measuring, tracking, and recording use of the product, preferably related to the athletic performance of an athlete, using a portable, remote device; transferring that data from the remote device to a common location, such as an internet web site service; calculating, assigning, and tracking rewards based on the level of use determined from the data; and allowing the user to redeem his or her rewards or compare his or her performance level with other athletes using other remote devices.. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261202

Automated manufacturing of shoe parts

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

09/17/15 / #20150258413

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment

Systems, apparatuses, and methods estimate the distance between a player and a ball by transmitting a chirp (sweep signal) to a radio tag located on the ball. During the chirp, the frequency of the transmitted signal is changed in a predetermined fashion. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258395

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head with a face having an outer surface configured for striking a ball, a body connected to the face, and a channel located in the body. The channel is configured to influence the characteristics of the impact of a ball on the face, such as by flexing or compressing in response to the force of the impact, exerting a response or reaction force on the face, changing the motion or behavior of the face, and other manners. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258394

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads include a face member with a face having a striking surface and a rear side opposite the striking surface, where a rear cavity is defined on the rear side of the face member, and a rear member is connected to the rear side of the face member, such that the rear member is at least partially received within the rear cavity. A resilient material is positioned between the rear member and the face member, and the head also includes an engagement member rigidly engaging the face member and the rear member at a point between the heel edge and the toe edge of the rear member. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258383

Interactive athletic training log

Systems and techniques for the collection and display of athletic information. Athletic data relating to a single person or group of people is collected at a central location, and subsequently displayed at a desired remote location so that the person or people can review and critique their performance. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258380

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 workout. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258379

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258378

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258377

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258376

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258375

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258373

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment

Systems, apparatuses, and methods estimate the distance between a player and a ball by transmitting a chirp (sweep signal) to a radio tag located on the ball. During the chirp, the frequency of the transmitted signal is changed in a predetermined fashion. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258372

Collection and display of athletic information

Systems and techniques for the collection and display of athletic information. Athletic data relating to a single person or group of people is collected at a central location, and subsequently displayed at a desired remote location so that the person or people can review and critique their performance. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258371

Interactive athletic equipment system

Systems and techniques for the collection and display of athletic information. Athletic data relating to a single person or group of people is collected at a central location, and subsequently displayed at a desired remote location so that the person or people can review and critique their performance. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257516

Strap assembly for carrying a bag

A strap member includes a first primary strap including a first notch formed along its inner edge and a second primary strap includes a second notch formed along its inner edge, the first notch and second notch defining a recess in the strap member. An intersection point positioned within the recess is at an intersection of lines being one of collinear and tangential with portions of the inner edges of the first and second primary straps. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257486

Article of footwear with insertable lightweight interior midsole structure

An article of footwear includes an upper that at least in part defines an interior chamber for receiving a foot; an insertable interior midsole component received within the interior chamber; and an exterior sole structure engaged with the upper, wherein the exterior sole structure includes: (a) an exterior midsole component and (b) optionally an outsole component that extends under the forefoot region, wherein the insertable interior midsole component is formed from a foam material comprising a reaction product of about 10 to about 100 phr hydrogenated or non-hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene copolymer, 0 to about 40 phr modified hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene copolymer, and 0 to about 90 phr alpha olefin copolymer, and at least one additive in an amount suitable to form the foam material; wherein the density of the foam material is less than 0.25 g/cm3.. . ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257483

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

09/17/15 / #20150257482

Electronically controlled bladder assembly/us

An electronically controlled bladder assembly includes an adjustable pressure bladder and a constant pressure reservoir connected by an electronically controlled valve. The electronically controlled valve is operated in a manner that inflates the adjustable bladder when the current pressure is below a target pressure and in a manner that deflates the adjustable bladder when the current pressure is above the target pressure. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257481

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, and a lateral side wall. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257480

Fluid-filled chambers with tether elements

A chamber may have an outer barrier and a tensile member. The barrier is formed from a polymer material that defines an interior cavity. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257476

Article of footwear for athletic and recreational activities with bootie

An article of footwear with an inner bootie that fits into and is strapped into an external shell to form the article of footwear. The inner bootie may have specially-treated regions that together allow the bootie to slip readily into the external shell and to be held firmly in place. ... Nike Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257475

Article of footwear for athletic and recreational activities

An article of footwear in which certain regions of the upper may be slippery, such that it is more difficult for a person to firmly grasp the article of footwear. The eyestays in the article of footwear are biased towards the lateral side of the footwear. ... Nike Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256691

Graphic alignment for printing to an article using a first display device and a second display device

A flexible manufacturing system for an article of footwear includes a printing system for printing graphics onto the footwear. The flexible manufacturing system includes a first display device that is transparent and which may be used to superimpose graphics over an article to align the article with the printing system. ... Nike Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253120

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

09/10/15 / #20150252527

Systems and methods for applying markings to an article

Systems and methods for applying markings to an article are disclosed. One aspect comprises providing a dye pad shaped to correspond to a desired marking; applying an infusion dye to the dye pad; applying an activation solution to the infusion dye, thereby forming an infusion dye mixture; placing the dye pad in contact with a discrete area of an outer surface of the article; leaving the dye pad in contact with the outer surface of the article under room temperature and pressure, for a duration sufficient to allow the infusion dye mixture to open a polymeric structure of a material of the outer surface and to allow the infusion dye to penetrate the outer surface and form the desired marking within a substrate of the article; and removing the dye pad from the outer surface. ... Nike Inc

09/10/15 / #20150251448

Image correction with 3d printing

Methods and systems are disclosed for three-dimensional printing directly onto an article of apparel. Disclosed is a method and system for direct three-dimensional printing onto an article of apparel, including receiving an undistorted three-dimensional pattern for display on the article, the undistorted three-dimensional pattern configured for placement on an irregular three-dimensional surface; creating a predistorted three-dimensional pattern from the undistorted three-dimensional pattern for printing onto a simple three-dimensional shaped object; receiving the predistorted three-dimensional pattern in a three-dimensional printing system; and printing the predistorted three-dimensional pattern onto the article.. ... Nike Inc

09/10/15 / #20150251060

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head with a face having an outer surface configured for striking a ball, a body connected to the face, an elongated, inwardly recessed channel located on the body and extending across a portion of the body, and an insert mounted within the channel. The insert includes a resiliently deflectable base member that engages the channel to retain the insert within the channel and a rigid outer member connected to the base member and forming at least a portion of the outer surface of the insert, where the outer member is made from a different material than the base member. ... Nike Inc

09/10/15 / #20150251053

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 workout. ... Nike Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250267

Cable tightening system for an article of footwear

A tightening system for an article of footwear includes a cable disposed between an upper and a sole plate. The upper includes a flexible main body and an exoskeleton covering a portion of the flexible main body in an instep region. ... Nike Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250261

Article of footwear with a cavity viewing system

A sole structure for an article of footwear and a method of making the sole structure is disclosed. The sole structure can include an outsole and a midsole. ... Nike Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250256

Article of footwear with upper incorporating knitted component providing variable compression

An article of footwear includes a sole structure and an upper that is attached to the sole structure. The upper includes a knitted component with a compression member that is configured to apply compression to the wearer. ... Nike Inc

09/03/15 / #20150246496

Footwear assembly systems with 3d printing

Methods and systems are disclosed for apparel assembly using three-dimensional printing directly onto fabric apparel materials. Disclosed is a method and system for direct three-dimensional printing and assembly of an article of apparel, including designing a three-dimensional pattern for printing, positioning at least a portion of the article on a tray in a three-dimensional printing system, the portion being positioned substantially flat on the tray, printing a three-dimensional material directly onto the article using the designed pattern, curing the printed material, and removing the article from the three-dimensional printing system.. ... Nike Inc

09/03/15 / #20150245687

Fluid-filled chamber with a tensile element

A fluid-filled chamber, which may be incorporated into articles of footwear and other products, may include an outer barrier and a tensile element. The outer barrier may have a first portion, an opposite second portion, and an interior surface defining an interior void. ... Nike Inc

09/03/15 / #20150245686

Sole structure with holes arranged in auxetic configuration

An article of footwear includes a sole structure with a midsole component. The midsole component includes a plurality of holes arranged in an auxetic configuration. ... Nike Inc

09/03/15 / #20150245685

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

09/03/15 / #20150245683

Auxetic soles with corresponding inner or outer liners

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

09/03/15 / #20150245674

Environmentally responsive fibers and garments

The present invention relates to a dynamic fiber/yarn capable of changing in response to external stimuli. The fiber/yarn in accordance with the present invention undergoes a radial symmetric change. ... Nike Inc

08/27/15 / #20150237965

Article of footwear with interlocking cleat member and raised base

A cleat member for an article of footwear is configured to associate with a raised base on a sole of the article of footwear. The raised base includes an angled face with a plurality of protruding portions extending outwards from the angled face. ... Nike Inc

08/27/15 / #20150237964

Interchangeable cleat system for footwear

An interchangeable cleat system for an article of footwear includes an outer sole member with a plurality of fixed cleat members and a plurality of removable cleat members. The spacing between the removable cleat members and the fixed cleat members may be approximately constant in at least one portion of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

08/27/15 / #20150237960

Article of footwear incorporating a woven or non-woven textile with durable water repellant properties

A woven or non-woven textile for an upper of an article of footwear, methods for making the woven and non-woven textiles, and a method of making the article of footwear is described. The textile includes a first portion formed by a first yarn or fiber having durable water repellent properties and a second portion formed by a second yarn or fiber different from the first yarn or fiber. ... Nike Inc

08/27/15 / #20150237958

Midsole component and outer sole members with auxetic structure

An article with a sole structure including a midsole component and an outer sole member are disclosed. The sole structure includes a set of holes arranged in an auxetic configuration that permit the sole to expand in an auxetic manner. ... Nike Inc

08/27/15 / #20150237957

Multi-component sole structure having an auxetic configuration

An article of footwear includes a sole structure with a midsole component and an inner sole component. The midsole component includes holes arranged in an auxetic configuration. ... Nike Inc

08/27/15 / #20150237955

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

08/27/15 / #20150237948

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with durable water repellant properties

A knitted component for an upper of an article of footwear, a method for making the knitted component, and a method of making the article of footwear is described. The knitted component includes a first portion formed by a first yarn having durable water repellent properties and a second portion formed by a second yarn different from the first yarn. ... Nike Inc

08/27/15 / #20150237930

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

08/27/15 / #20150237928

Wetsuits with hydrodynamic interlocking and kinesiologic features

A wetsuit for aquatic activities may include a wetsuit material having a first surface and an opposite second surface. The wetsuit comprises one or more sipes on the first surface that extend from an upper portion of a chest region of the wetsuit to a lateral portion of the chest region of the wetsuit.. ... Nike Inc

08/20/15 / #20150233778

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

08/20/15 / #20150231478

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf clubs according to at least some example aspects of this disclosure may include a golf club head and a shaft configured to engage with the golf club head which includes a grip engaged with the shaft. Further, the golf club may include a monitoring device, which includes a sensor and a transmitter. ... Nike Inc

08/20/15 / #20150231457

Golf cllubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads which may include an iron-type golf club head body and an adjustable member configured to be engaged with iron-type golf club head body. The adjustable member may include a first surface and a second surface. ... Nike Inc

08/20/15 / #20150231452

Releasable and interchangeable connections for golf club heads and shafts

Golf club heads are releasably engaged with shafts so that the club heads and shafts can be readily interchanged and/or so that the shaft position with respect to the club head can be readily changed. Assemblies for connecting the club head and shaft may include: a shaft adapter, a collet, a ferrule, and a club head having an interior chamber. ... Nike Inc

08/20/15 / #20150230753

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

08/20/15 / #20150230562

Direct printing to fabric

Methods and systems are disclosed for three-dimensional printing directly onto an article of apparel. Disclosed is a method and system for direct three-dimensional printing onto an article of apparel, including designing a three-dimensional pattern for printing onto the article, positioning at least a portion of the article on a tray in a three-dimensional printing system, the portion being positioned substantially flat on the tray, printing a three-dimensional material directly onto the article using the designed pattern, curing the printed material, and removing the article from the three-dimensional printing system.. ... Nike Inc

08/20/15 / #20150230548

Footwear soles with auxetic material

An article of footwear has an auxetic sole structure formed from members surrounding apertures. The members may have a trapezoidal geometry. ... Nike Inc

08/13/15 / #20150226619

Footwear having sensor system/us

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 compression sensors on the insert member, and a plurality of leads connecting the sensors to the port.. . ... Nike Inc

08/13/15 / #20150224363

Training scripts

A training script device is described that conveniently allows a user to create a training script defining one or more steps of a workout routine, where each step may include an activity, a duration for performing that activity, and an intensity at which the activity is to be performed. Further, one or more steps of the training script can be self-starting in response to performance data detected by sensors of training script device executing the training script. ... Nike Inc

08/13/15 / #20150223564

Sole assembly with textile shell and method of manufacturing same

An article of footwear has a sole assembly with a cushioning component and a shell that has a textile layer. The cushioning component is positioned in a cavity of the shell so that the cushioning component is supported on a lower surface by the shell and the upper surface of the cushioning component is uncovered by the shell at an opening of the shell. ... Nike Inc

08/13/15 / #20150223563

Systems and methods for utilizing phylon biscuits to produce a regionalized-firmness midsole

A method for producing a regionalized-firmness midsole utilizing a heat press, and a description of the resultant product, are provided. Initially, the method involves providing a plurality of pre-formed phylon biscuits. ... Nike Inc

08/13/15 / #20150223562

Article of footwear with support members having portions with different resiliencies and method of making same

An article of footwear includes an upper; a midsole positioned beneath the upper and including a plurality of support members, at least one support member being formed of a lower portion formed of a first material, and an upper portion positioned above the lower portion and formed of a second material, the second material having a higher resiliency than that of the first material.. . ... Nike Inc

08/13/15 / #20150223561

Sole structure for an article of footwear with extended plate

An article of footwear has a plate with an extension portion that enables traction and durability functions to be achieved while providing a greater surface area for forward propulsion. Specifically, a sole structure for an article of footwear has a plate with a heel portion, a midfoot portion, a forefoot portion, and an extension portion. ... Nike Inc

08/13/15 / #20150223559

Article of footwear with integral upper and sole

An article of footwear with an integral upper and sole and a method of assembling the article of footwear are disclosed. The method includes folding the article of footwear from a flat configuration and attaching top and bottom lateral edges to form the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217169

Golf club and golf club head with a sole cavity feature

A golf club includes a shaft and a club head for a metal wood type club. The club head includes a ball striking face, a heel, a toe, a rear, a crown and a sole. ... Nike Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217163

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

08/06/15 / #20150216257

Method of knitting a knitted component with an integral knit tongue

Methods of manufacturing a knitted component for an article of footwear that include knitting an upper with an integral knit tongue during a knitting process on a knitting machine are described. The knitting process forms the integral knit tongue of unitary knit construction with the upper so that the integral knit tongue extends through a throat area of the knitted component. ... Nike Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216256

Article of footwear including a monofilament knit element with peripheral knit portions

An article of footwear including a knitted component having a monofilament knit element with peripheral knit portions is described. The knitted component includes a monofilament knit element formed by knitting with a monofilament strand. ... Nike Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216255

Method of knitting a gusseted tongue for a knitted component

A knitted component including a knit element and a gusseted tongue is incorporated into an upper of an article of footwear. The knit element defines a portion of an exterior surface of the upper and an opposite interior surface of the upper, with the interior surface defining a void for receiving a foot. ... Nike Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216254

Knitted component for an article of footwear including a full monofilament upper

An article of footwear including a full monofilament upper is described. The full monofilament upper incorporates a knitted component including a monofilament knit element. ... Nike Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216253

Article of footwear including a monofilament knit element with a fusible strand

An article of footwear including a full monofilament upper is described. The full monofilament upper incorporates a knitted component including a monofilament knit element. ... Nike Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212243

Sports equipment having reflective coating

The present invention relates to an article of sports equipment including a retroreflective material on an exterior surface of the sports equipment. The retroreflective material may be engaged with or integrally formed with the exterior surface and is at least partially visible on the exterior surface of the sports equipment. ... Nike Inc

07/30/15 / #20150209630

Golf club and golf club heads

A golf club head which may include an iron-type golf club head body, a face plate, and a filler positioned behind the ball striking face. According to aspects of the disclosure, the face plate may include score lines which define holes in the face plate. ... Nike Inc

07/30/15 / #20150209628

Golf club with non-metalllic fasteners

A golf club with a golf club head having non-metallic fasteners is presented. The club head may include a face member, a body member, a sole member and a crown member. ... Nike Inc

07/30/15 / #20150208765

Paint fixture for shoe portions

Aspects hereof relate to a holding fixture for holding portions of a shoe during painting. The fixture has a lower jig and an upper jig. ... Nike Inc

07/30/15 / #20150208763

Orientations for footwear ground-engaging member support features

The present disclosure is directed to an article of footwear including an upper configured to receive a foot and a sole component fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole component may include a baseplate having a bottom surface and at least a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate and a plurality of elongate support members extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, abutting the first ground engaging member at a side portion, and extending horizontally from the side portion of the first ground engaging member. ... Nike Inc

07/30/15 / #20150208759

Fluid-filled chamber with a tensile member

A fluid-filled chamber, which may be incorporated into articles of footwear and other products, may include an outer barrier and a tensile member. The outer barrier may have an upper portion, an opposite lower portion, and a peripheral edge. ... Nike Inc

07/30/15 / #20150208753

Article of footwear having an upper incorporating a knitted component

An article of footwear has an upper that includes a knitted component and a sole structure secured to the upper. The knitted component may define a tube formed of unitary knit construction, and a strand may extend through a length of the tube. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150208468

Adjustable conveyance curing system

Adjustable system and methods are provided that are used in curing a foam item. Induction heating assemblies, cooling mechanisms and a dynamic conveyance mechanism may be used in combination to heat and cool a mold containing the foam item as it is conveyed. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150202861

Dual function shoe upper printing jig

A printing jig system that includes a maintaining jig able to maintain an article for a first processing step and that is also used to maintain and align the article for a subsequent printing process step. In order to effectively be used for a first processing step and a second printing process step, a support portion supports the article in locations otherwise left unsupported by a processing aperture of the maintaining jig. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150202830

Adjustable conveyance curing method

Adjustable system and methods are provided that are used in curing a foam item. Induction heating assemblies, cooling mechanisms and a dynamic conveyance mechanism may be used in combination to heat and cool a mold containing the foam item as it is conveyed. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150202503

Golf club and golf club head with a crown recessed feature

A golf club includes a shaft and a club head. The club head includes a ball striking face, a heel, a toe, a rear, and a crown. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150202500

Sport ball casing and methods of manufacturing the casing

A spherical sport ball may include a casing that includes first and second substantially hemispherical panel components. Each substantially hemispherical panel component may be a unitary structure having a central panel and a plurality of polygonal peripheral panels adjacent to the central panel. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150202498

Golf ball and method of coating a cover of the golf ball

A golf ball comprises a core, a cover formed from an ionomer resin and disposed on the core, and a cured coating layer disposed on and in direct contact with the cover. The cured coating layer is formed from a topcoat coating composition comprising a polymeric component and a halogenated component. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150201711

Automated assembly and stitching of 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

07/23/15 / #20150201710

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

07/23/15 / #20150201709

Divergence detection of a shoe bite line

Systems and methods are provided for collecting three-dimensional surface data of a lasted shoe upper that is mated with a sole that is configured for the lasted upper. The mated three-dimensional data is used with three-dimensional data of the lasted shoe upper in an unmated configuration with the sole to determine a location of an edge defined by the intersection of the lasted upper and the sole when mated. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150201707

Article of footwear having multiple braided structures

A method of making an article of footwear and a resulting article of footwear are described. An article of footwear includes an upper with a first braided structure, a second braided structure, and an overlay system. ... Nike Inc

07/23/15 / #20150201705

Article with coloring layer and control surface layer

An article, such as an article of footwear or an article of apparel, includes an upper having a gradient-like coloring pattern. The article further includes protruding elements configured in a pattern that corresponds to the coloring pattern. ... Nike Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199170

Fitting golf balls using acoustic response

An electronic method for matching a user with a golf ball includes playing a first digital audio file to a user via a computer and playing a second digital audio file to the user via the computer. Each of the first digital audio file and the second digital audio file correspond to an acoustic response of a respective golf ball to a standardized impact force. ... Nike Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196098

Customized article type

A method of making an article of footwear is disclosed. The method may include the steps of selecting a family of article types, selecting a customized article type, manufacturing an article of footwear with the customized article type and shipping the article of footwear to a pre-designated shipping address. ... Nike Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196097

Method for making a cleated plate

A method for making a cleated plate member for an article of footwear is described. The method includes a number of steps where various molds are used to form different components of the cleated plate member. ... Nike Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196088

Cut step traction element arrangement for an article of footwear

A traction element arrangement for a sole structure of an article of footwear is described. Traction elements include cut step features. ... Nike Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196087

Sole system having movable protruding members

An article of footwear with a sole system includes a sole member and a protruding member assembly. The sole system provides tactile sensation. ... Nike Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196082

Footwear having sensory feedback outsole

An article of footwear may include a sole structure fixedly attached to an upper defining an internal cavity configured to receive a foot of a wearer. The sole structure may include an exposed outer member configured to contact the ground, the exposed outer member including a first aperture, and a sensory feedback member disposed at least partially within the first aperture in the outer member, the sensory feedback member including a first end and a second end. ... Nike Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190930

Switchable plate manufacturing vacuum tool

The present invention provides systems, methods, and apparatus for a vacuum tool having a switchable plate, such that a common vacuum tool may be adapted with different plates. A switchable plate may form the entirety of the vacuum tool's material contacting surface or a switchable plate may form a portion of the material contacting surface. ... Nike Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190830

System for shoe sole portion painting

An automated system for painting a shoe sole portion of a shoe is provided. The automated painting system is adapted to use a variety of stations and components to automatically paint a side surface of the shoe sole portion while it is secured in a jig, transition the jig to an open position, and remove the painted shoe sole portion from the jig.. ... Nike Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190685

Golf club head or other ball striking device with face having modulus variance

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface, an inner surface opposite the ball striking surface, and a thickness defined between the ball striking surface and the inner surface, and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. The face has a modulus gradient across the thickness of the face, such that the modulus of the face varies at different distances from the ball striking surface. ... Nike Inc

07/09/15 / #20150189953

Method of customizing an article and apparatus including an inflatable member

A graphic transfer assembly is disclosed. The graphic transfer assembly includes an inflatable member that is capable of expanding to fill the interior of an article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

07/09/15 / #20150189951

Jig for a shoe sole portion

Automated painting of a shoe sole portion of a shoe is enhanced by use of a jig. The shoe sole portion may be secured between top and bottom plates of the jig such that a side surface of the shoe sole portion is left exposed. ... Nike Inc

07/09/15 / #20150189947

Footwear having lace receiving strands

An article of footwear may include an upper configured to receive a foot, and a sole structure fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole structure may include a ground-engaging outer member and the footwear may include a first strand configured to form at least a first lace receiving loop and extending through the outer member of the sole structure.. ... Nike Inc

07/09/15 / #20150189942

Footwear with two tongues

According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of articles of footwear or foot-receiving devices having inner and outer tongues, such as double tongue snowboarding boots, etc. In an exemplary embodiment, an article of footwear or foot-receiving device (e.g., snowboarding boot, etc.) generally includes a housing member at least partially defining a chamber for receiving a foot. ... Nike Inc

07/09/15 / #20150189941

Article of footwear with a customizable upper

An article of footwear with an insert system is disclosed. The insert system can include an insert that may be introduced to a side portion of the upper. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150183167

3d printer with native spherical control

A three dimensional printer includes a work surface, an arcuate track disposed within in a track plane that is orthogonal to the work surface, a carriage slidably disposed on the track and translatable relative thereto, and a print head supported by the carriage. The track has a constant radius of curvature extending from a point on the work surface. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150183161

3d print head

A print head for a three dimensional printer includes a nozzle defining a print orifice, a mixing cavity disposed within the nozzle, and a first and second filament feeder. The first filament feeder is configured to controllably advance a first filament into the mixing cavity at a first feed rate, and the second filament feeder configured to controllably advance a second filament into the mixing cavity at a second feed rate. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150183156

Method for applying reinforcing seam tape

A method for applying a thermoreactive seam tape to a seam is provided. The thermoreactive seam tape may be positioned adjacent to the seam, which may include a first fabric surface and an adjacent second fabric surface. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182821

Golf clubs and golf club heads having interchangeable rear body members

Golf club heads (e.g., drivers, fairway woods, wood-type hybrid clubs, or the like) according to at least some example aspects of this invention include a striking face and a rear portion opposite the striking face, the rear portion defining an opening to an interior cavity. A rear body member configured to be inserted into the opening is engaged with the rear portion of the club head. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182817

Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads

In general, aspects of this invention relate to blade-type iron golf clubs or golf club heads. The blade-type golf club head may comprise a body forged of a metal material. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182816

Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads

In general, aspects of this invention relate to blade-type iron golf clubs or golf club heads. The blade-type golf club head may comprise a body forged of a metal material. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182815

Releasable and interchangeable connections for golf club heads and shafts

Golf club heads are releasably engaged with shafts so that the club heads and shafts can be readily interchanged and/or so that the shaft position with respect to the club head can be readily changed. Assemblies for connecting the club head and shaft may include: a shaft adapter, a collet, a ferrule, and a club head having an interior chamber. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182812

Sport balls and methods of manufacturing the sport balls

A sport ball may include a casing that forms an exterior surface of the sport ball. The casing may incorporate a plurality of joined panels, including a closure panel. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182811

3d printed golf ball core

A method of forming a golf ball includes forming a core using a 3d printer, and molding a cover in a surrounding position over the core through at least one of compression molding and injection molding. The core may be formed by printing a first core portion, printing a second core portion, and fusing the first core portion with the second core portion to form the core. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150181981

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

07/02/15 / #20150181977

Footwear ground engaging members having concave portions

An article of footwear may include a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from a baseplate, the first ground engaging member may have a substantially triangular cross-sectional shape in a substantially horizontal plane, the first ground engaging member having a first sidewall edge, a second sidewall edge, and a third sidewall edge forming vertices of the substantially triangular cross-sectional shape. In addition, a first sidewall may have a concave portion that is concave in the substantially horizontal plane. ... Nike Inc

07/02/15 / #20150181976

Sole structure for an article of footwear with abrasion resistant outsole and method of manufacturing same

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an outsole that has a body with a lateral side and a medial side, and has a plurality of tread elements extending from the body to establish a ground contact surface. At least some of the tread elements extend between the lateral side and the medial side and each include a front face, a rear face, and a bottom face that connects the front face and the rear face. ... Nike Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181314

Athletic monitoring system having automatic pausing of media content

Systems and methods configured to be worn on a body of user for athletic performance monitoring, and having a sensor for capturing data associated with an athletic activity being carried out by the user. The captured sensor data may be used to identify a break in an athletic training session being carried out by the user, and in response, to automatically pause playback of media content to the user.. ... Nike Inc

06/25/15 / #20150176981

Pick-up tool with integrated light source

Acquisition or pick-up tools that themselves aid in improving the ease with which images of an acquired substrate may be captured are provided. The pick-up tools may include a pick-up surface adapted to interface with a foreign substrate and a light source integrated with the pick-up tool such that light emitted from the light source passes through the pick-up surface to the foreign substrate when the foreign substrate is temporarily coupled with the pick-up surface to create a silhouette of the foreign substrate. ... Nike Inc

06/25/15 / #20150175343

Method of custom fitting an article of footwear and apparatus including a container

A method and kit for custom fitting an article of footwear is disclosed. A container holding the article of footwear includes a steaming apparatus that allows a customer to subject the article of footwear to steam. ... Nike Inc

06/25/15 / #20150174468

Action detection and activity classification

Activities, actions and events during user performance of physical activity may be detected using various algorithms and templates. Templates may include an arrangement of one or more states that may identify particular event types and timing between events. ... Nike Inc

06/25/15 / #20150174457

Multi-core golf ball having increased initial velocity

A golf ball having certain relationships and values of its initial velocities at various club head speeds is provided. The golf ball may achieve an initial velocity of at least about 173 mph at a club head speed of about 125 mph, therefore achieving an increased total shot distance. ... Nike Inc

06/25/15 / #20150174456

Golf balls including highly neutralized polymer having a hardness modifier

A golf ball includes a core made from a highly neutralized polymer that has been mixed with a hardness modifier. The modifier may be a process oil or a plasticizer. ... Nike Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173456

Sole structure with segmented portions

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an upper layer comprised of a plate member and a lower layer comprised of a plurality of segmented portions separated by flexing regions. The flexing regions may comprise portions of a compressible material. ... Nike Inc

06/18/15 / #20150165287

Golf club assembly and golf club with sole plate

A golf club head has a body member and a sole plate member where each form a portion of the sole surface of the golf club head. A layer of resilient material is disposed between body member and the sole plate member.. ... Nike Inc

06/18/15 / #20150165285

Golf clubs and golf club heads having a configured shape

Aspects of this disclosure relate to a golf club head which includes a wood type golf club head body including a ball striking face portion at a front side thereof, a rear side opposite the front side, a crown portion, and a sole portion. Further, the sole or crown or rear portion of the golf club head body may be configured so that the golf club head body includes a bump portion which protrudes from the sole or crown or rear portion and an indented portion which recedes into the sole or crown or rear portion and creates a recess in the sole or crown or rear portion of the golf club head body. ... Nike Inc

06/18/15 / #20150165282

Iron-type golf club head or other ball striking device

A ball striking device, such as an iron-type golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface and a rear surface, and a body connected to the face. The body has a sole member and a rear cavity defined at least partially by the sole member and the rear surface of the face. ... Nike Inc

06/18/15 / #20150165277

System and method for making golf balls

A method includes providing a golf ball having a core and a cover layer surrounding the core, and receiving a set of user input criteria via a user interface. The method includes generating a customized feature request signal using the received set of user input criteria, wherein the customized feature request corresponds to a custom surface feature of the cover layer. ... Nike Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157899

Golf ball with a large and soft polymer core

A golf ball includes a relatively large polymer core and has a soft ball compression. The polymer is, in the illustrated embodiments, a highly neutralized acid polymer. ... Nike Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157272

Action detection and activity classification

Activities, actions and events during user performance of physical activity may be detected using various algorithms and templates. Templates may include an arrangement of one or more states that may identify particular event types and timing between events. ... Nike Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157090

Article of footwear with flexible lasting board

A sole structure for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole structure includes a reinforcing plate and/or a lasting board. ... Nike Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157084

Article of footwear with integral upper and sole

An article of footwear with an integral upper and sole and a method of assembling the article of footwear are disclosed. The method includes folding the article of footwear from a flat configuration and attaching top and bottom lateral edges to form the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

06/04/15 / #20150153374

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

06/04/15 / #20150152578

Knitted band with integrated ventilation

Aspects of the present invention are directed toward a knitted band that may be incorporated into a garment that encircles or partially encircles one or more body regions of a wearer in an as-worn position. The knitted band has a plurality of functional zones that integrally knit together. ... Nike Inc

06/04/15 / #20150151552

Method of printing onto apparel and apparatus

A method and system for printing to apparel includes a receptacle configured to receive articles of apparel, such as socks. The receptacle includes perforations and an inner ink absorbing layer. ... Nike Inc

06/04/15 / #20150151168

Golf ball with material-filled grooves

A golf ball may include an inner core layer and an outer cover layer disposed radially outward of the inner core layer. The outer cover layer may be formed of an outer cover layer material having one or more grooves extending radially inward from an outer surface of the outer cover layer. ... Nike Inc

06/04/15 / #20150151167

Golf ball with material-filled grooves

A golf ball may include an inner core layer and an outer cover layer disposed radially outward of the inner core layer. The outer cover layer may be formed of an outer cover layer material having one or more grooves extending radially inward from an outer surface of the outer cover layer. ... Nike Inc

06/04/15 / #20150151160

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

06/04/15 / #20150150340

Induction heating apparatuses and processes for footwear manufacturing

A method of making an article of footwear may include providing a last shaped to resemble a human foot. The method may also include forming at least one footwear component at least in part from a susceptor material that is thermally reactive to an electromagnetic field. ... Nike Inc

06/04/15 / #20150150339

Article of footwear

An article of footwear may include a polymer foam shell. The shell may include a midsole zone and an upper zone. ... Nike Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148926

Athleticism rating and performance measuring system

A universal athleticism rating system and related athletic performance measuring systems for accurately detecting and recording athletic performance are disclosed. The athleticism rating system evaluates individual athletes against a common, standardized, set of athletic performance tests. ... Nike Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148147

Golf club head or other ball striking device with thermoreactive face

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. The face has an area of highest response located proximate a center of the ball striking surface. ... Nike Inc

05/28/15 / #20150144258

Golf ball with aggregated layer core and method of making

A golf ball is provided capable of having various characteristics based on having an aggregated layer core. The golf ball includes an inner core, an outer shell enclosing the inner core, and an intermediate core enclosing the inner core. ... Nike Inc

05/28/15 / #20150143720

Sole structure with side stiffener for article of footwear

An article of footwear includes an upper having a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component also includes an external surface. ... Nike Inc

05/28/15 / #20150143716

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with body and heel portions

An article of footwear may include a knitted component formed of multiple knitted component portions. The knitted component includes a body portion and a heel portion. ... Nike Inc

05/28/15 / #20150143715

Footwear component for an article of footwear

A lasting board for an article of footwear. The lasting board has a forefoot portion, a midfoot portion, and a heel portion and includes a first material and a second material that is different from the first material. ... Nike Inc

05/28/15 / #20150143641

Article of footwear with a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes at least one of a stretchable upper and an articulated sole structure. The upper may include an exterior layer and an interior layer. ... Nike Inc

05/28/15 / #20150143640

Methods of manufacturing articles of footwear with tensile strand elements

An upper for an article of footwear may have material layers and a plurality of strand segments. The material layers are located adjacent to each other and in an overlapping configuration, and the material layers are located in a lace region and a lower region of the upper. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142143

Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality

A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller, display and indicator system thereon. The controller has at least one sensor wherein activity of a user wearing the device is detected. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150141170

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core formed from an ionomer, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover surrounding the intermediate layer. The core has a material hardness measured on the jis-c scale of from about 34 to about 70, and has an outer surface that includes a plurality of land portions aligned on a common sphere, and a plurality of grooves separating the respective land portions and extending radially inward from the sphere. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150141169

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core formed from an ionomer, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover surrounding the intermediate layer. The core has a material hardness measured on the jis-c scale of from about 34 to about 70, and has an outer surface that includes a plurality of land portions aligned on a common sphere, and a plurality of grooves separating the respective land portions and extending radially inward from the sphere. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150141165

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core formed from an ionomer, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover surrounding the intermediate layer. The core has a material hardness measured on the jis-c scale of from about 34 to about 70, and has an outer surface that includes a plurality of land portions aligned on a common sphere, and a plurality of grooves separating the respective land portions and extending radially inward from the sphere. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150141164

Golf club heads including a polymeric body in which a part of a frame or base member is embedded

Wood-type golf clubs and/or golf club heads include: (a) a golf club head base member including a face member having a ball striking face; and (b) a polymeric body member engaged with the golf club head base member, wherein the polymeric body member is formed via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process) and/or engaged with the golf club head base member via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process). The polymeric body member forms at least a portion of a crown member of the club head in some structures.. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150140157

Mold plate and method of molding golf ball core

A mold for manufacturing hemispherical sections for a golf ball includes a mold plate and a movable insert. The mold plate includes a first surface. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150135555

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

05/21/15 / #20150135551

Article of footwear with an adaptive fluid system

An adaptive fluid system for an article of footwear is disclosed. The adaptive fluid system includes a fluid chamber that provides cushioning and shock absorption for a foot. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150135550

Adjustable bladder system with external valve for an article of footwear

An adjustable bladder system for an article of footwear is disclosed. The bladder system includes an outer bladder that may be inflated using an external pump. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150135448

Independently controlled rollers for take-down assembly of knitting machine

A knitting machine includes a take-down assembly that includes a first take-down roller and a second take-down roller. The first take-down roller is configured to rotatably contact and apply tension to a first portion of a knit component. ... Nike Inc

05/21/15 / #20150135447

Conditionally visible bite lines for footwear

A conditionally visible bite line may be demarcated on a shoe upper using one of a fluorescent material and an infrared (ir) material. Such a conditionally visible bite line may be observable only under particular conditions, such as when illuminated by an ultraviolet light source or an ir light source, as appropriate. ... Nike Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127286

Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality

A wearable device has a carrier having an aperture. A device has a usb connection and a protrusion wherein the protrusion is received in the aperture to connect the device to a wristband. ... Nike Inc

05/07/15 / #20150126301

Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads with contoured surfaces

Iron-type golf club heads according to at least some example aspects of this disclosure include a ball striking surface, a rear surface, and a sole surface. The sole surface may have a maximum width and a minimum width. ... Nike Inc

05/07/15 / #20150123305

Textured elements incorporating non-woven textile materials and methods for manufacturing the textured elements

A method of manufacturing a textured element may include (a) collecting a plurality of filaments upon a textured surface to form a non-woven textile and (b) separating the non-woven textile from the textured surface. Another method of manufacturing a textured element may include depositing a plurality of thermoplastic polymer filaments upon a first surface of a polymer layer to (a) form a non-woven textile and (b) bond the filaments to the polymer layer. ... Nike Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119517

Anti-tack powder for uncured rubber pellets

Rubber in its uncured state is very tacky and rubber forms such as pellets, sheets, etc., tend to be hard to process due to the agglomeration and sticking of these rubber forms. Aspects of the invention use cured rubber powder as an anti-tack agent in a molding rubber mixture. ... Nike Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119165

Polymeric golf club head with metallic face

A golf club head includes a club face and a body. The club face is formed from a metallic material and includes a first, hitting surface, a second, rear surface that is opposite the first surface, and a flange that is separated from the second surface by a transverse distance. ... Nike Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119160

Adjustable putter head alignment aid

A golf club head with a body and an adjustable alignment aid housed on a top surface of the body is provided. The adjustable alignment aid is pivotable relative to the top surface, either two-dimensionally or about an axis of rotation transverse to the top surface. ... Nike Inc

04/30/15 / #20150115496

Automated rubber molding and de-molding

Molded rubber objects may be molded and de-molded by defining both a desired final form for the molded rubber object and a tab extending from the final form of the molded rubber object using a cavity in a mold. Rubber pellets may be dispensed in predetermined amounts at desired location(s) within the cavity to provide the rubber needed to form the molded rubber object. ... Nike Inc

04/30/15 / #20150113834

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

04/30/15 / #20150113829

Fluid-filled chamber with stitched tensile member

A chamber for receiving a pressurized fluid may include a tensile member extending between a first chamber barrier layer and a second chamber barrier layer and including a plurality of tethers extending between the first tensile member layer and the second tensile member layer. The chamber may include stitching through the tensile member in a stitched region. ... Nike Inc

04/23/15 / #20150111659

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads include a golf club head body, a ball striking face, and a shaft engaging member configured to engage a golf club shaft with the golf club head body. Further, the shaft engaging member may be configured to engage the golf club head body and the shaft below a center of gravity of the golf club head.. ... Nike Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109364

Printer head with airflow management system

A printing system includes a printer head with an airflow management system. The airflow management system includes an air splitter on the leading edge of the printer head and side members that extend the length of the printer head. ... Nike Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109322

Augmented reality design system

An augmented reality design system is disclosed. The augmented reality design system allows a user to create a design for an article in real time using a proxy. ... Nike Inc

04/23/15 / #20150108683

Method of manufacturing rubber and polyolefin sole assembly

A sole assembly is formed by preheating a mold assembly, placing a quantity of rubber in a first portion of a lower recess of a mold assembly; placing a middle plate in contact with a bottom plate, and an upper plate in contact with the middle plate; subjecting the top, middle, and bottom plates to heat to semi-cure the rubber in the lower recess to form an outsole member; separating the top plate, the middle plate, and the bottom plate; placing the top plate in contact with the bottom plate, with polyolefin forming a midsole above the semi-cured rubber; moving the movable insert upwardly with respect to the top plate; subjecting the top and bottom plates to heat such that the polyolefin expands within the sole recess and the polyolefin and rubber in the sole recess fully cure, cross-link, and bond to one another to form a sole assembly; cooling the top and bottom plates; and removing the sole assembly.. . ... Nike Inc

04/23/15 / #20150107033

Automated trimming of pliable items

The present invention relates to the automated cutting of pliable items. More particularly, the present invention relates to the automatic cutting and/or trimming of pliable items, such as a shoe upper that lacks uniformity. ... Nike Inc

04/23/15 / #20150107032

Buffing expanded foam items

Foam items may be buffed using particles such as particulate sodium bicarbonate in accordance with the present invention. Foam items may be, for example, expanded eva foam items pre-formed into an intermediate size and shape. ... Nike Inc

04/23/15 / #20150107030

Buffing expanded foam items

Foam items may be buffed using particles such as particulate sodium bicarbonate in accordance with the present invention. Foam items may be, for example, expanded eva foam items pre-formed into an intermediate size and shape. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106052

Calculating pace and energy expenditure from athletic movement attributes

Systems and methods configured to process motion data associated with a user. The systems and methods are configured to receive motion data from a sensor, calculate motion attributes from the data, and classify the motion data using one or more mathematical models. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105881

Fitness training system for merging energy expenditure calculations from multiple devices

Systems and methods for prompting a user to perform an exercise and monitoring the exercise are provided. Multiple independent sensors or sensor systems may be used to calculate energy expenditure. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105176

Golf clubs and golf club heads including structure to selectively adjust the face and lie angle of the club head

Aspects of this invention relate to structures and methods for connecting golf club heads to shafts in a releasable and adjustable manner allowing independent adjustability of face angle, loft angle, and lie angle of a club head. Assemblies for connecting the club head and shaft may include: (a) a hosel assembly; (b) an adjustment member; and (c) a securing system for releasably and adjustably securing the hosel assembly and adjustment member to the club head. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150104772

Fitness device configured to provide goal motivation

A system configured to provide feedback to a user in order to motivate said user to reach one or more energy expenditure goals. The one or more energy expenditure goals may be associated with one or more of time periods, or activity sessions, and the feedback may be provided to a user using one or more of a visual display on a sensor device worn by a user, and/or using audible and haptic feedback.. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103633

Adaptive timing congfiguration for athletic devices

A system configured to allow one or more timing processes to accurately keep track of one or more timers while a processor executing the one or more timing processes is in a low-power operational mode. The system is configured to set a real-time clock alarm expiration time equal to a closest expiration time, from a current time, of the one or more timers. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150101425

Methods for providing a selection of a recommended golf ball

Methods for evaluating and providing selections of recommended golf balls, golf ball constructions, and configurations of golf ball construction components are provided. Such methods may involve obtaining or measuring spin measurements for a plurality of golf clubs for each of a plurality of golf balls. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150101214

Sole assembly for article of footwear with interlocking members

An article of footwear includes a sole assembly with a rib that is resiliently flexible, and the rib has a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis. The transverse axis extends at an acute angle relative to the ground surface, and the rib includes a first longitudinal end, a second longitudinal end, and a middle portion disposed between the first and second longitudinal ends. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150101212

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with an integral knit ankle cuff

An article of footwear with a knitted component including an upper and an integral knit ankle cuff is provided. The upper and the ankle cuff are formed as a one-piece knit element. ... Nike Inc

04/16/15 / #20150101096

Apparel with selectively attachable and detachable elements

An article of apparel has a surface with a first part of a fastening system, and an attachment element has an outer area with a second part of the fastening system. The first part of the fastening system is joinable to the second part of the fastening system to attach the attachment element to the apparel. ... Nike Inc

04/09/15 / #20150098787

Pick up and placement tools for items

An item with fibers may be picked up and placed using a tool head with hooks that engage the fibers. The tool head may comprise at least one hook portion and at least one contact surface adjacent to the hook portion. ... Nike Inc

04/09/15 / #20150096204

Systems for activating and/or authenticating electronic devices for operation with footwear and other uses

Articles of footwear and footwear systems include modules, e.g., for sensing physical and/or physiological characteristics associated with use of the footwear or for performing other functions. Such systems and methods may use physical or other interaction(s) between the module and the article of footwear for activating and/or deactivating the module and/or sensing devices included with the module, for confirming whether the module and footwear are authorized for use with one another, and/or for automatic data algorithm selection methods. ... Nike Inc

04/09/15 / #20150096199

Article of footwear having a sole structure

An article of footwear may include a sole structure and an upper secured to the sole structure and configured to receive a foot. The sole structure may comprise a lasting board and sole plate construction. ... Nike Inc

04/09/15 / #20150096198

Article of footwear having a sole structure

An article of footwear may include a sole structure and an upper secured to the sole structure and configured to receive a foot. The sole structure may comprise a lasting board and sole plate construction. ... Nike Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094166

Golf club and golf club head structures

A golf club head has a body having a ball striking face, a rear opposite the ball striking face, a crown, a sole, a heel, and a toe, the body having a void defined by a peripheral edge on the sole. The body further defines a cover that extends over the void and forms at least a portion of the crown. ... Nike Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094162

Golf club assembly and golf club with aerodynamic features

A golf club includes a shaft and a club head. The club head may have a channel extending adjacent to a trailing edge of the club head. ... Nike Inc

04/02/15 / #20150092360

Battery overmolding

A portable electronic device commonly includes one or more batteries. Further, a portable electronic device may be manufactured using one or more overmolding techniques to achieve certain aesthetic and/or mechanical characteristics. ... Nike Inc

04/02/15 / #20150089845

Article of footwear with interlocking cleat member and raised base

A cleat member for an article of footwear is configured to associate with a raised base on a sole of the article of footwear. The raised base includes an angled face with a plurality of protruding portions extending outwards from the angled face. ... Nike Inc

04/02/15 / #20150089841

Uppers and sole structures for articles of footwear

Sole structures and uppers for articles of footwear are described that includes features to enhance footwear flexibility, dexterity, natural motion feel, and/or tackiness. Such articles of footwear may provide enhanced properties and feel for use in skateboarding and other activities.. ... Nike Inc

04/02/15 / #20150089839

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

04/02/15 / #20150089836

Uppers and sole structures for articles of footwear

Sole structures and uppers for articles of footwear are described that includes features to enhance footwear flexibility, dexterity, natural motion feel, and/or tackiness. Such articles of footwear may provide enhanced properties and feel for use in skateboarding and other activities.. ... Nike Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088655

Social media product reservation

Systems and methods for reserving products that have limited availability are provided. A social networking service may be used to announce the availability of reservations for limited availability products. ... Nike Inc

03/26/15 / #20150087442

Golf ball with core material containing rubber and polyurethane

A golf ball has a core, core center, or core layer containing a thermoset elastomer and a polyurethane prepared by combining a thermosetting elastomer and an isocyanate-functional polyurethane, which may be an elastomeric polyurethane, then curing the thermosetting elastomer.. . ... Nike Inc

03/26/15 / #20150083618

Lightweight modular golf bag with frame

A modular golf bag having an external frame is provided. Poles connect a frame top capable of receiving golf clubs to a frame bottom. ... Nike Inc

03/26/15 / #20150082662

Knitted component with adjustable knitted portion

An article includes a knitted component of unitary knit construction. The knitted component has a first edge and a second edge. ... Nike Inc

03/26/15 / #20150082661

Article of footwear incorporating tensile strands with an elongated cross-sectional shape

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

03/26/15 / #20150082557

Articles of footwear with tensile strand elements

An upper for an article of footwear may have material layers and a plurality of strand segments. The material layers are located adjacent to each other and in an overlapping configuration, and the material layers are located in a lace region and a lower region of the upper. ... Nike Inc

03/19/15 / #20150080520

Dynamically crosslinked thermoplastic material process

A method for making a thermoplastic material includes: (a) introducing into an extruder an elastomer composition including an ethylenically unsaturated elastomer polymer, a first free radical initiator, and a second free radical initiator; (b) in a first zone of the extruder, heating and partially crosslinking the elastomer composition at a first crosslinking temperature to form a thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition; (c) introducing into the extruder in a second zone downstream of the first zone a thermoplastic polymer composition; (d) mixing and heating the thermoplastic polymer composition and the thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition to a second crosslinking temperature higher than the first crosslinking temperature, wherein the thermoplastic polymer composition is liquid at the second crosslinking temperature; and (e) mixing and further crosslinking the elastomer composition to form a thermoplastic material having a dispersed phase of the crosslinked elastomer composition in the thermoplastic polymer composition.. . ... Nike Inc

03/19/15 / #20150080517

Dynamically crosslinked thermoplastic material process

A method for making a thermoplastic material includes: (a) partially crosslinking an elastomer composition at a first crosslinking temperature to form a thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition; (b) mixing a thermoplastic polymer composition with the thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition and heating the mixture to a second crosslinking temperature higher than the first crosslinking temperature, wherein the thermoplastic polymer composition is liquid at the second crosslinking temperature; and (c) continuously mixing the mixture while further crosslinking the elastomer composition to form a thermoplastic material having a dispersed phase of crosslinked elastomer composition in the thermoplastic polymer composition. The elastomer composition may include an elastomer compounded with a curing agent and optionally additional components. ... Nike Inc

03/19/15 / #20150080151

Dynamically crosslinked thermoplastic material process

A golf ball comprises a dynamically crosslinked thermoplastic material prepared by a method including: (a) partially crosslinking a rubber composition of a rubber polymer and two free radical initiators at a first crosslinking temperature to form a thermoplastic, partially crosslinked elastomer composition; (b) mixing a thermoplastic polymer composition with the thermoplastic, partially crosslinked rubber composition and heating the mixture to a second crosslinking temperature higher than the first crosslinking temperature and at which the thermoplastic polymer composition is liquid; and (c) continuously mixing the mixture while further crosslinking the rubber composition to form a thermoplastic material having a dispersed phase of crosslinked rubber composition in the thermoplastic polymer composition.. . ... Nike Inc

03/19/15 / #20150075036

Ventilation system for an article of footwear

A ventilation system for an article of footwear is disclosed. The ventilation system may be configured to direct air from outside the article of footwear to the inside of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

03/19/15 / #20150075034

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

03/19/15 / #20150075033

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

03/19/15 / #20150075031

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with monofilament areas

An article of footwear including an upper incorporating a knitted component having one or more monofilament areas is described. Monofilament areas are formed by knitting with a monofilament strand. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150072805

Golf club or other ball striking device having stiffened face portion

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a head that includes a face configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face, the body being adapted for connection of a shaft proximate a heel thereof. The face has a thickened portion including an annular tapered area that tapers in thickness between an upper boundary and a lower boundary and encloses an elevated area bounded by the upper boundary. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150072800

Golf club head or other ball striking device

A head for a ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face member having a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a rear surface opposite the striking surface, a weight member connected to the face member behind the rear surface of the face member, and a resilient member positioned between the weight member and the face member. The resilient member is connected to the rear surface of the face member to connect the weight member to the face member. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150072799

Golf club head or other ball striking device

A head for a ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face member having a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a rear surface opposite the striking surface, a weight member connected to the face member behind the rear surface of the face member, and a resilient member positioned between the weight member and the face member. The resilient member is connected to the rear surface of the face member to connect the weight member to the face member. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150072798

Golf club head or other ball striking device having one or more face channels

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head with a face having a ball-striking surface configured for striking a ball, a body connected to the face, and at least one channel in the ball-striking surface of the face. The region of highest cor response of the face is directionally enlarged toward the channel. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150068677

Sport ball casing with integrated bladder material

A sport ball may include a plurality of panels having a first surface and an opposite second surface, the first surface forming a majority of an exterior surface of the ball. In addition, the sport ball may include an interior layer secured to the second surface of the panels and forming substantially all of an interior surface of the ball to retain a fluid within the ball, the interior layer extending between the panels to join the panels together. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150068572

Collapsible low- profile privacy structure

Aspects are directed to a collapsible privacy structure that has a low profile when in an un-deployed state to preserve the sight lines of observers. The collapsible privacy structure may then be deployed causing a canopy structure to extend upwardly forming an internal volume that provides privacy and seclusion to the user of the structure. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150068065

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. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150068064

Sole assembly for article of footwear with plural cushioning members

An article of footwear includes a sole assembly defining a base support plane. The sole assembly also includes a cushioning assembly with a first end and a second end. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150068063

Outsole with stepped projections for article of footwear

An article of footwear includes an outsole having a base with an upper surface that faces the upper and a lower surface that faces away from the upper surface. The outsole also includes a first stepped projection that projects in a plurality of first steps from the lower surface. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150068062

Guitar-shaped bladder for footwear

An article of footwear includes an upper for securing the article of footwear to a wearer. The footwear also includes a sole assembly operatively coupled to the upper. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150068061

Article of footwear with upper having member with support arm

An article of footwear includes a sole structure. The article of footwear further includes a first member that extends away from the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

03/12/15 / #20150067973

Method of manufacturing a contoured fluid-filled chamber with tensile structures

In one method of manufacturing a fluid-filled chamber, two polymer layers are located between two mold portions, the surfaces of the mold portions cooperatively defining a peripheral cavity with first and second regions, an inward extent of the first region exceeding an inward extent of the second region. A tensile structure may be positioned between the polymer layers and the mold portions may be compressed together. ... Nike Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067811

Conducting sessions with captured image data of physical activity and uploading using token-verifiable proxy uploader

A token-verifiable proxy uploader is disclosed. A token request may be transmitted from an end-user communication device for requesting an upload token from a hosted services server that is configured to authorize transmission of a first media file to a hosted proxy server. ... Nike Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065898

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

03/05/15 / #20150065843

Apparel for physiological telemetry during athletics

A user interface component and system for physiological parameters telemetry is provided. A user interface component may be reversibly or irreversibly attached to a garment that allows connection to a user's skin, such as via one or more holes in the garment. ... Nike Inc

03/05/15 / #20150059214

Article of footwear with color change portion and method of changing color

An article with a color change portion and a method of changing color. The article includes at least one color change portion capable of changing colors. ... Nike Inc

03/05/15 / #20150059211

Article of footwear incorporating a trimmed knitted upper

An article of footwear includes a sole structure and an upper that is connected to the sole structure. The upper includes a flat knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. ... Nike Inc

03/05/15 / #20150059210

Method of forming an article of footwear incorporating a knitted upper with tensile strand

A method of forming an article of footwear includes knitting a knitted component having a knit element and a tensile strand that are formed of unitary knit construction as a one-piece element. The knitted component is configured to at least partially form an upper for the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

03/05/15 / #20150059209

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with an integral knit ankle cuff

An article of footwear with a knitted component including an upper and an integral knit ankle cuff is provided. The upper and the ankle cuff are formed as a one-piece knit element. ... Nike Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057945

Sessions and groups

Athletic activity may be tracked while providing encouragement to perform athletic activity. For example, energy expenditure values and energy expenditure intensity values may be calculated and associated with a duration and type of activity performed by an individual. ... Nike Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057944

Sessions and groups

Athletic activity may be tracked while providing encouragement to perform athletic activity. For example, energy expenditure values and energy expenditure intensity values may be calculated and associated with a duration and type of activity performed by an individual. ... Nike Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057943

Energy expenditure device

Athletic activity may be tracked and monitored while providing encouragement and maintaining an individual's interest in continuing to perform athletic activity. For example, energy expenditure values and energy expenditure intensity values may be calculated based on the duration and type of activity performed by an individual. ... Nike Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057942

Energy expenditure device

Athletic activity may be tracked and monitored while providing encouragement and maintaining an individual's interest in continuing to perform athletic activity. For example, energy expenditure values and energy expenditure intensity values may be calculated based on the duration and type of activity performed by an individual. ... Nike Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057107

Golf aid including heads up display

A golf aid for assisting a user in determining distances on a golf course includes a user tracking system configured 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

02/26/15 / #20150057101

Golf club head with polymeric face

A golf club head includes a body and a face plate insert. The body includes an annular face support having a recessed shelf configured to receive the face plate insert, and partially defining a central cavity. ... Nike Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057095

Golf aid including heads up display

A golf aid for displaying one or more golf-related statistics to a user includes a golf ball tracking system for tracking a flight of a golf ball, a heads up display, and a processor in communication with the golf ball tracking system and the heads up display. The heads up display is configured to be worn on the user's head and display an image within the user's field of view. ... Nike Inc

02/26/15 / #20150053340

Method of customizing an article and apparatus

A method of applying graphics to a set of articles with a graphic transfer assembly is disclosed. The method includes a step of selecting an article from a set of articles comprising different types of articles. ... Nike Inc

02/26/15 / #20150052781

Cleated footwear with flexible cleats

Flexible cleats for flexible footwear (e.g., with natural motion sole structures) include a cleat structure that generally has the appearance of a cleat that has been separated into individual component parts by one or more flex grooves formed into the sole structure. Such structures provide additional flexibility at the areas of the cleats so as to avoid a “stiff” feeling in certain areas and/or during certain activities. ... Nike Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051031

Football with aerodynamic lace

Lace designs for footballs are provided. The laces have geometries that improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the football during flight. ... Nike Inc

02/19/15 / #20150048544

System and method for making a golf ball having a patterned surface

A system and method for making a golf ball having a patterned surface is disclosed. The pattern may be made by a method including machining a pattern of feed marks on the surface of a golf ball mold and using the golf ball mold to mold a golf ball cover layer.. ... Nike Inc

02/19/15 / #20150047231

Sole structure masters, sole structure molds and sole structures having indicia and/or texture

A sole structure may include a protected region at least partially defined by side walls of one or more sole structure features. The sole structure may further include indicial features formed in the protected region. ... Nike Inc

02/19/15 / #20150047230

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

02/19/15 / #20150047225

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component for a heel portion of an upper

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper has a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction that includes at least one gore region located in a heel region of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

02/19/15 / #20150047222

Article of footwear with adjustable sole

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. The sole structure includes a gap extending longitudinally through the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046886

Gesture recognition

A wrist-worn athletic performance monitoring system, including a gesture recognition processor configured to execute gesture recognition processes. Interaction with the performance monitoring system may be based, at least in part, on gestures performed by the user, and offer an alternative to making selections on the performance monitoring system using physical buttons, which may be cumbersome and/or inconvenient to use while performing an athletic activities. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046847

Interactive avatar for social network services

An embodiment is an avatar or avatar environment to visualize data within an athletic performance system or service and/or a social network system or service, for example as part of the internet. The avatar may further evolve or alter its appearance, animation, or other visual or audio characteristics in response to the data or other input. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045919

Interactive athletic equipment system

Systems and techniques for the collection and display of athletic information. Athletic data relating to a single person or group of people is collected at a central location, and subsequently displayed at a desired remote location so that the person or people can review and critique their performance. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150044648

Activity recognition with activity reminders

An athletic performance monitoring system, for motivating a user to reach a goal level of athletic activity. The system may motivate the user by calculation a deficit between a current total level of activity and the goal level of athletic activity, and suggesting activity types that the user may carry out an order to reach the goal level, wherein the suggested activity types may be based on activities that are geographically close to the user, or sporting equipment worn by, or in possession of, the user.. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150042475

Activity recognition with activity reminders

An athletic performance monitoring system, for motivating a user to reach a goal level of athletic activity. The system may motivate the user by calculation a deficit between a current total level of activity and the goal level of athletic activity, and suggesting activity types that the user may carry out an order to reach the goal level, wherein the suggested activity types may be based on activities that are geographically close to the user, or sporting equipment worn by, or in possession of, the user.. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150042468

Activity recognition with activity reminders

An athletic performance monitoring system, for motivating a user to reach a goal level of athletic activity. The system may motivate the user by calculation a deficit between a current total level of activity and the goal level of athletic activity, and suggesting activity types that the user may carry out an order to reach the goal level, wherein the suggested activity types may be based on activities that are geographically close to the user, or sporting equipment worn by, or in possession of, the user.. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150040617

Independently controlled rollers for take-down assembly of knitting machine

A knitting machine includes a take-down assembly that includes a first take-down roller and a second take-down roller. The first take-down roller is configured to rotatably contact and apply tension to a first portion of a knit component. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150040438

Method for making a cleated plate member and apparatus

A method for making a cleated plate member of an article of footwear includes forming a blade cleat assembly having an anchor member associated with a blade member, the blade member having a planar body, the body having a base portion, a head portion opposite the base portion, and a through hole formed in the base portion, a first molding material of the anchor member surrounding the base portion of the blade member and extending through the through hole formed in the base portion of the blade member, and associating the blade cleat assembly with an exposed surface of a plate body to form a cleated plate member. The base portion of the blade member further may include a pair of opposing shoulder flange portions. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150040435

Sole structure for an article of footwear

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an upper element, a lower element positioned below the upper element and a flexure element. The flexure element may be joined to one of the upper element and the lower element. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150040432

Article of footwear with a midsole structure

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper and a midsole. A first midsole impact force attenuation structure or system is arranged at least within the toe region of the midsole. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150040431

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component

An article of footwear has an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes a knitted component and, in some configurations, a skin layer secured to the knitted component. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150040430

Footwear lacing system

A lacing system for an article of footwear may include a lateral series of lace-receiving elements and a medial series of lace-receiving elements. A first lace extends consecutively through a first lateral lace-receiving element, a second lateral lace-receiving element, a fourth medial lace-receiving element, a fifth lateral lace-receiving element, a third medial lace-receiving element, and again through the first lateral lace-receiving element. ... Nike Inc

02/12/15 / #20150040429

Article with tensioning system including driven tensioning members

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

02/12/15 / #20150040426

Article of footwear with bladder and method of manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing an article of footwear having an upper, a footbed, an outsole, and a bladder that is disposed between the footbed and the outsole includes providing a plurality of layers. The layers include a top, outsole, first bladder, and second bladder layer. ... Nike Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038607

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

02/05/15 / #20150038606

Low density foamed articles and methods for making

Foamed thermoplastic elastomeric polyurethane and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer articles are made with from about 0.1 to about 4 weight percent of supercritical fluid nitrogen based on polymer weight and from about 0.1 to about 5 weight percent of a supercritical fluid carbon dioxide based on polymer weight, with the supercritical fluid nitrogen and the supercritical fluid carbon dioxide being separately added to the molten polymer.. . ... Nike Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038605

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

02/05/15 / #20150038261

Golf club head or other ball striking device having impact-influencing body features

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head with a face having an outer surface configured for striking a ball, a body connected to the face, an elongated, inwardly recessed channel located on the body and extending across a portion of the body, and an insert mounted within the channel. The insert includes a resiliently deflectable base member that engages the channel to retain the insert within the channel and a rigid outer member connected to the base member and forming at least a portion of the outer surface of the insert, where the outer member is made from a different material than the base member. ... Nike Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038259

Lost-core molded polymeric golf club head

A method of forming a golf club head includes forming a core of the golf club head from a material having a first melting temperature and affixing a club face to the core. The club face includes a first, hitting surface, a second surface that is opposite the first surface, and a locking feature. ... Nike Inc

02/05/15 / #20150033587

Article of footwear with a ball contacting surface

An article of footwear with a ball contacting surface is disclosed. The ball contacting surface includes a raised peak member at the top and gripping members along a medial side. ... Nike Inc

02/05/15 / #20150033581

Article of footwear with support assembly having primary and secondary members

An article of footwear includes an upper, a midsole, and a support assembly positioned beneath the midsole. The support assembly includes a plurality of primary support members having a substantially z-shaped cross-section extending transversely across the support assembly. ... Nike Inc

02/05/15 / #20150033579

Article of footwear with support assembly having tubular members

An article of footwear includes an upper and a support assembly positioned beneath the upper, and having a top plate, a bottom plate, and a plurality of connecting members. The connecting members are spaced from one another and extend partway inwardly from a periphery of the support assembly such that connecting members on a medial side of the support assembly are spaced from connecting members on a lateral side of the support assembly, with each connecting member including a primary aperture extending therethrough. ... Nike Inc

01/29/15 / #20150031474

Golf clubs and golf club heads

A head for a ball striking device includes a face having a striking surface and a rear side located behind the face, a rear member connected to the rear side of the face member and having a front surface confronting the rear side of the face member, and a resilient material separating the rear member from the face member, such that the resilient member engages the rear member and the face member and is configured to transfer momentum between the face member and the rear member. The face member has projections extending rearwardly from the rear side of the face member proximate the heel and toe sides of the head. ... Nike Inc

01/29/15 / #20150027000

Article of footwear with support assembly having primary and secondary members

An article of footwear includes an upper, a midsole, a support assembly beneath the midsole, and an outsole. The support assembly includes a primary member and a secondary member engaged with the primary member. ... Nike Inc

01/29/15 / #20150026997

Adjustable bladder system for an article of footwear

An adjustable bladder system for an article of footwear is disclosed. The bladder system includes an outer bladder that may be inflated using an external pump. ... Nike Inc

01/22/15 / #20150020321

Lace tag for footwear

An article for mounting on a lace of an article of footwear is provided. The article may include a first wall disposed in a first plane and a second wall extending from the first wall in a second plane, wherein the second plane is different than the first plane. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018127

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core, and intermediate layer, and a cover. The core has an outer surface that includes a plurality of depressions extending from a spherical land portion. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018126

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core having an outer surface, and intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover surrounding the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer defines a radially inward facing surface that is flush with the outer surface of the core, and the cover defines the outermost surface of ball. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018124

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core, an intermediate layer surrounding the core, and a cover layer surrounding the intermediate layer. The core defines an outer surface that includes a plurality of polygonal land potions substantially aligned on a common sphere, which has a diameter of between 22 mm and 32 mm. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018118

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

01/15/15 / #20150013395

Combination feeder for a knitting machine

A combination feeder may be utilized to inlay a strand within a knitted component. As an example, the combination feeder may include a feeder arm that reciprocates between a retracted position and an extended position. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013394

Combination feeder for a knitting machine

A knitting machine with multiple feeders may be utilized to knit a knitted component. Feeders may be used to knit the knitted component and a combination feeder may also inlay an inlaid strand within the knitted component. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013195

Article of footwear with suspended stud assembly

An article of footwear with a suspended stud assembly attached to a sole is disclosed. The suspended stud assembly includes a base portion attached to the sole of a shoe. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013192

Articles of footwear with tensile strand elements

An upper for an article of footwear may have material layers and a plurality of strand segments. The material layers are located adjacent to each other and in an overlapping configuration, and the material layers are located in a lace region and a lower region of the upper. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013190

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 chamber barrier layer to define an interior void between the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer. The sole structure may also include a tensile member bonded to, and extending between, the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013188

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component

An article of footwear has an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes a knitted component and, in some configurations, a skin layer secured to the knitted component. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013186

Article of footwear having an upper with cord elements

The embodiments relate to an article of footwear and method of manufacturing that includes a first layer and a second layer configured to form a plurality of tunnels configured to receive a cord system. The manufacturing includes steps of placing a first layer, placing a cord on the first layer, securing the cord on the first layer, placing a second layer on the first layer and the cord, attaching the second layer to the first layer, and detaching the cord from the first layer. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013185

Sole structure for an article of footwear

A sole structure of an article of footwear has a support assembly structure including a flexure element and an upper support element. The flexure element may have a central portion located between first and second ground-contacting or lower regions, wherein the central portion may have a downwardly concavely-curved shell-like region. ... Nike Inc

01/15/15 / #20150013184

Article with closed instep portion having variable volume

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

01/15/15 / #20150013080

Method of manufacturing an article of footwear having a textile upper

A method of manufacturing an article of footwear is disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011914

Athletic or other performance sensing systems/us/us/us/us

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

01/08/15 / #20150011711

Method of forming a cured elastomer and articles of the cured elastomer

A cured elastomer is formed by partially crosslinking an elastomer compound containing first and second free radical initiators at a first crosslinking temperature t1, then further crosslinking at a second crosslinking temperature t2. Either: (i) the first free radical initiator's half-life is about 0.2-5 minutes at t1, the second free radical initiator's half-life is about 0.2-5 minutes at t2, and t2 is higher than t1 by at least about 30° c.; or (ii) the second free radical initiator's one-minute half-life temperature is higher than the first free radical initiator's one-minute half-life temperature by at least about 30° c., t1 is within about 20° c. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011336

Method of forming a cured elastomer and articles of the cured elastomer

A cured elastomer golf ball component is made by heating an elastomer compound containing an ethylenically unsaturated elastomer, an ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and first and second free radical initiators to a first crosslinking temperature t1 in a compression mold and partially crosslinking the elastomer, then heating to a second crosslinking temperature t2 and curing the elastomer component of the golf ball. Either: (i) the first initiator has a half-life of about 0.2-5 minutes at t1, the second initiator has a half-life of about 0.2-5 minutes at t2, and t2 is higher t1 by at least about 30° c.; or (ii) the second initiator's one-minute half-life temperature is at least about 30° c. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011335

Method of forming a cured elastomer and golf balls

A method of forming a golf ball includes forming a pair of thermoplastic hemispherical shells from an elastomer compound including an elastomer and first, second, and third free radical initiators, with the elastomer being pre-crosslinked to a first crosslinking density, then positioning a spherical component between the hemispherical shells and compression molding and curing the hemispherical shells to a second crosslinking density around the spherical component. The method uses three different crosslinking temperatures.. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011334

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core, and intermediate layer, and a cover. The core has an outer surface that includes a plurality of protrusions extending from a spherical land portion. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011332

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core, and intermediate layer, and a cover. The core has an outer surface that includes a plurality of protrusions extending from a spherical land portion. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011331

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball includes a core, and intermediate layer, and a cover. The core has an outer surface that includes a plurality of depressions extending from a spherical land portion. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011330

Golf ball core

A golf ball core for use in a multi-piece golf ball includes a solid sphere and between 100 and 300 spaced polygonal protrusions extending from the solid sphere in a radially outward direction. The sphere is substantially formed from an ionomeric material, and has a diameter (d) of between 24 mm and 32 mm. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150008614

Method of manufacturing a multi-layer golf ball

A method of manufacturing a multi-layer golf ball includes injection molding a core from an ionomeric thermoplastic material such that the core has an outer surface that includes a plurality of protrusions extending radially outward from a spherical land portion, with each protrusion having a maximum height relative to the spherical land portion of between 0.15 mm and 2.0 mm. The core is then positioned between a first hemispherical shell and a diametrically opposed second hemispherical shell, which are each formed from a rubber material. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150007932

Method of manufacturing a multi-layer golf ball

A method of manufacturing a multi-layer golf ball includes injection molding a core from an ionomeric thermoplastic material such that the core has an outer surface with a plurality of polygonal land potions aligned on a common sphere and a plurality of grooves extending radially inward from the sphere. The core is then positioned between a first hemispherical shell and a diametrically opposed second hemispherical shell, which are each formed from a rubber material. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150007931

Method of manufacturing a multi-layer golf ball

A method of manufacturing a multi-layer golf ball includes injection molding a core from an ionomeric thermoplastic material such that the core has an outer surface that includes a plurality of depressions extending radially inward from a spherical land portion, with each depression having a maximum depth relative to the spherical land portion of between 0.15 mm and 2.0 mm. The core is then positioned between a first hemispherical shell and a diametrically opposed second hemispherical shell, which are each formed from a rubber material. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150007458

Article of footwear having a sole structure with a framework-chamber arrangement

A framework-chamber arrangement for an article of footwear, and an article of footwear having a sole structure including a framework-chamber arrangement, is provided that can cooperate to provide various advantageous features, such as multiple-stage cushioning and specialized attenuation of and reaction to ground contact forces. The framework-chamber arrangement can include a fluid-filled chamber forming laterally extending arms and a framework having corresponding recesses formed therein and receiving a lower portion of the chamber. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150007451

Article of footwear with braided upper

An article of footwear includes a braided upper comprised of a unitary braided structure. The unitary braided structure of the braided upper may be engineered with specific features tailored to particular activities. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150007449

Article of footwear having a sole structure with a framework-chamber arrangement

A framework-chamber arrangement for an article of footwear, and an article of footwear having a sole structure including a framework-chamber arrangement, is provided that can cooperate to provide various advantageous features, such as multiple-stage cushioning and specialized attenuation of and reaction to ground contact forces. The framework-chamber arrangement can include a fluid-filled chamber forming laterally extending arms and a framework having corresponding recesses formed therein and receiving a lower portion of the chamber. ... Nike Inc

01/08/15 / #20150007448

Article of footwear having a sole structure with a framework-chamber arrangement

A framework-chamber arrangement for an article of footwear, and an article of footwear having a sole structure including a framework-chamber arrangement, is provided that can cooperate to provide various advantageous features, such as multiple-stage cushioning and specialized attenuation of and reaction to ground contact forces. The framework-chamber arrangement can include a fluid-filled chamber forming laterally extending arms and a framework having corresponding recesses formed therein and receiving a lower portion of the chamber. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006870

Wireless initialization of electronic devices for first time use

Apparatuses, devices, and methods of initializing an electronic device such as a wrist-worn device are provided. An optical input device may read the display of the wrist-worn device to obtain input corresponding to a pairing token presented at the display. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150004580

Training scripts

A training script device is described that conveniently allows a user to create a training script defining one or more steps of a workout routine, where each step may include an activity, a duration for performing that activity, and an intensity at which the activity is to be performed. Further, one or more steps of the training script can be self-starting in response to performance data detected by sensors of training script device executing the training script. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003214

Electronically triggered personal athletic device

An athletic device is worn by a participant during an athletic event (e.g., a race). In one example, a race course is provided with a plurality of mats or signal devices along the race course. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150002567

Additive color printing

Methods and systems are provided for color printing onto nonwhite substrates and articles. For example, a method of color printing is provided, including printing multiple layers of ink each including a combination of a white ink and at least one color ink, and each printed layer having a ratio of white ink to color ink, wherein the ratio may be the same or may vary as a function of the number of layers and the color printed.. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000164

Outsoles having grooves forming discrete lugs

Various arrangements for an article of footwear including an outsole having grooves forming discrete lugs are presented. The outsoles generally include a plurality of grooves formed in at least a portion of the outsole that extend from a lateral side of the outsole to a medial side of the outsole. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000163

Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members

The present disclosure is directed to an article of footwear including an upper configured to receive a foot and a sole component fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole component may include a baseplate having a bottom surface and at least a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, and a first elongate support member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, abutting the first ground engaging member at a side portion, and extending horizontally from the side portion of the first ground engaging member. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000162

Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members

The present disclosure is directed to an article of footwear including an upper configured to receive a foot and a sole component fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole component may include a baseplate having a bottom surface and at least a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, and a first elongate support member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, abutting the first ground engaging member at a side portion, and extending horizontally from the side portion of the first ground engaging member. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000161

Article of footwear with forward displacing cushioning system

An article of footwear includes an upper, a midsole positioned beneath the upper; and a forward displacement assembly positioned within the midsole. The forward displacement assembly may include a biasing member, an actuator element operably connected to the biasing member, and an extension assembly positioned in a forefoot region of the midsole and operably connected to the actuator element. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000053

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

01/01/15 / #20150000052

Unitary multi-use alignment fixture for shoe production

A system for manufacturing shoes is provided that includes two or more pieces of equipment used in the customization and manufacturing of shoes and an alignment fixture that may engage with each piece of equipment by way of an alignment mounting member. The alignment fixture may secure to it a portion of a shoe, such as an upper portion, wherein the shoe portion remains in a flat position, and in a fixed relationship to the alignment fixture, throughout the various processes performed by the pieces of equipment. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000018

Modular impact protection system for athletic wear

A modular protective structure may be formed from an impact absorbing material formed into a repeating pattern of one or more geometrical shapes that may be assembled to a size, shape, and/or configuration desired to protect an athlete from impact. The thickness of the structure may vary in a repetitive fashion along at least a first axis of the structure, and may further vary in a repetitive fashion along a second axis of the structure.. ... Nike Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000005

Articles of apparel including zones having increased thermally insulative and thermally resistive properties

Thermal garments with reduced weight and bulk and improved packability include targeted zones of increased thermal resistive properties. Such garments may include: (a) a first garment region extending along a central back portion of the garment from the waist area of the garment to the neck area; (b) second and third garment regions extending along the sides of the garment from the waist area to the underarm area; and (c) a fourth garment region extending between the first and second garment regions, between the first and third garment regions, and between the second and third garment regions. ... Nike Inc








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