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Group performance monitoring system and method

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

Sporting goods and methods for interconnecting components of a sporting good

The present invention relates to a method for interconnecting components of a sporting good, in particular a sports shoe, and a sports shoe manufactured with such a method. The method may include (a.) forming a pattern element having at least one removable at least partially non-transparent or non-reflective portion, (b.) irradiating at least one of the first and the second component via the pattern element with heat radiation and (c.) interconnecting the irradiated first and second component.. ... Adidas Ag

Sole for a shoe and method for its manufacture

A sole for a shoe, such as a sports shoe, includes a plurality of essentially jointly extruded plastic strands. A method for the manufacture of a sole for a shoe includes essentially jointly extruding a plurality of plastic strands and connecting the plurality of extruded plastic strands.. ... Adidas Ag

Wireless data communication and power transmission athletic apparel module

The present disclosure describes devices, systems, and methods that can be used to collect sensor data from, for instance, a sensor device that has been embedded in an article of apparel. The sensor device can be used, for instance, to monitor the athletic activity of an individual wearing the apparel into which the electronic device has been embedded. ... Adidas Ag

Messaging apparatus for wearable items

A messaging apparatus for wearable items. The messaging apparatus may comprise a light source, at least one sensor to detect an event, and a controller to control the flashing of the light source in response to the detection of the event. ... Adidas Ag

Thermal insulating structure

The present invention relates to a thermal insulating structure including at least one baffle, to an article of wear and a sleeping bag including such a thermal insulating structure, and to a method for manufacturing such a thermal insulating structure. In some embodiments, the baffle includes a plurality of natural and/or synthetic down fibers and a plurality of low-melt fibers, wherein the low-melt fibers have been melted to the natural and/or synthetic down fibers by heating inside the baffle.. ... Adidas Ag

Method for the manufacture of a plastic component, plastic component, and shoe

Described are methods for the manufacture of a plastic component, in particular a cushioning element for sports apparel, a plastic component manufactured with such a method, for example a sole or a part of a sole for a shoe, and a shoe with such a sole. According to an aspect of the invention, a method for the manufacture of a plastic component, in particular a cushioning element for sports apparel, is provided which includes loading a mold with a first material which includes particles of an expanded material, and, during loading the mold, pre-heating the particles by supplying energy, wherein the energy is supplied in the form of at least one electromagnetic field.. ... Adidas Ag

Method of manfacturing a fully formed upper

Described is a method of manufacturing a component for a shoe that includes the steps: forming a sheet of material; heating the sheet of material; stretching the heated sheet of material by moving a last into the sheet of material, wherein the last defines the shape of the component; and applying a pressure lower than ambient pressure between the stretched sheet of material and the last to conform the sheet of material to the last; or applying a pressure higher than ambient pressure over the stretched sheet of material to conform the sheet of material to the last.. . ... Adidas Ag

Multilayered materials with color changing properties

Described are articles of wear including with a material with color changing properties. The material includes at least one elastic portion having an unstretched colored appearance and a stretched colored appearance. ... Adidas Ag

Method of non-woven fabrics including a component

A method of manufacturing a non-woven fabric includes the steps of: (a.) providing a substrate, wherein the substrate is air permeable in at least a portion of its surface; (b.) providing a fiber transfer device adapted to transfer fibers onto the substrate; (c.) transferring a first plurality of fibers onto the substrate; and (d.) applying a pressure differential to the air permeable portion of the substrate, wherein the strength of the pressure differential is varied across the surface of the substrate.. . ... Adidas Ag

Methods for producing sporting goods

Described are methods for producing at least a part of a sporting good, in particular a sports shoe. According to one aspect of the invention, the method includes the steps of: (a) depositing a first material into a mold and (b) vibrating the mold to modify the distribution of the first material in the mold.. ... Adidas Ag

Clothing item comprising spider silk

Described are spider silk articles of wear. The article of wear, which may be apparel or shoes, includes an inner surface, wherein the inner surface includes an area including spider silk. ... Adidas Ag

Reversibly modifying the optical appearance of a piece of apparel

Described is an apparatus for reversibly modifying the optical appearance of a piece of apparel. The apparatus may include a position-determining system for determining the position of the piece of apparel, a projecting system for projecting colors, images and/or patterns onto the piece of apparel, and a shape-modifying system for modifying the shape of the piece of apparel, e.g., the surface of the piece of apparel.. ... Adidas Ag

Method and apparatus for joining a sole element with an upper element

A method for joining a sole element with an upper element includes the steps of (a) operating a positioning system to position the sole element and the upper element in a defined first position with respect to each other, (b) operating the positioning system to position the sole element and the upper element in a second position for applying a joining agent to the sole element and/or the upper element and (c) joining the sole element with the upper element by operating the positioning system to position the sole element in contact with the upper element in a third position of the positioning system, wherein the third position is defined with respect to the first position.. . ... Adidas Ag

05/03/18 / #20180120597

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180117436

Sports ball athletic activity monitoring methods and systems

A method for monitoring the motion of a sport ball that has been impacted by an individual during the course of an athletic activity includes the steps of a portable electronic device wirelessly receiving motion data from the sport ball, and the portable electronic device determining a point of impact based on the motion data, wherein the point of impact includes a location on a surface of the sport ball where the impact occurred.. . ... Adidas Ag

04/19/18 / #20180107031

Apparatus for manipulating color changing materials in articles of wear

Apparatuses for manipulating a color displayed by an article of wear comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described. The apparatus includes (a) a magnetic field source, wherein a strength of a magnetic field generated by the magnetic field source is tunable to control the color displayed by the article of wear, and (b) an energy source, wherein energy generated by the energy source is applied to at least some of the chains of nanocrystals to soften materials within the article of wear immediately surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to which the energy is applied.. ... Adidas Ag

04/12/18 / #20180099206

Protective apparel and methods of making the same

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

04/05/18 / #20180093437

Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel

Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel are described. A method is provided for manufacturing a cushioning element for sports apparel from randomly arranged particles of an expanded material. ... Adidas Ag

03/29/18 / #20180085654

Robotic training systems and methods

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

03/29/18 / #20180085628

Fitness activity monitoring systems and methods

Apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring the performance of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of monitoring the performance of a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes receiving a gps signal during the fitness activity at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining participant performance data based on the received gps signal; at a stationary position beacon, transmitting location data associated with the location of the stationary position beacon; at a mobile participant receiver supported by the participant, receiving the location data from the stationary position beacon; and modifying the participant performance data based on the data received from the stationary position beacon.. ... Adidas Ag

03/08/18 / #20180064210

Upper for a shoe

An upper for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, includes at least one tape covering at least 50% of the upper. At least one tape portion includes a plurality of connected tapes. ... Adidas Ag

03/08/18 / #20180064201

Shoe adapted to the shape of the foot

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

02/22/18 / #20180049509

Braided shoe upper

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

02/08/18 / #20180035758

Material for shoe upper

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

02/08/18 / #20180035757

Material for shoe upper

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

02/08/18 / #20180035755

Soles for sports shoes

Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. ... Adidas Ag

01/18/18 / #20180015329

Group performance monitoring system and method

The present invention provides a group monitoring device for monitoring a plurality of individuals engaged in an athletic activity, the device including a display configured to display, during an athletic activity: a metric relating to each of a plurality of individuals engaged in the athletic activity, and a status of a system component used to monitor the athletic activity. The group monitoring device may also include an input configured to allow manipulation of the display.. ... Adidas Ag

01/11/18 / #20180007986

Multilayer fabric with selective radiation filter

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

01/04/18 / #20180000197

Cushioning element for sports apparel

Improved cushioning elements for sports apparel, in particular for soles for sports shoes, are described. A cushioning element for sports apparel with a first deformation element is provided. ... Adidas Ag

12/28/17 / #20170368735

Methods of vacuum forming articles of wear

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

12/21/17 / #20170364663

Group performance monitoring system and method

The present invention provides group performance monitoring systems and methods. In one exemplary embodiment, a system for monitoring a plurality of individuals engaged in an activity includes a base station, a plurality of individual monitors configured to communicate wirelessly with the base station, a plurality of sensors, each sensor in communication with an individual monitor, each configured to be coupled to an individual, and each configured to sense a characteristic of the individual and to transmit, during the activity, data indicative of the characteristic to the individual monitor, and a group monitoring device configured to communicate wirelessly with the base station, wherein each individual monitor is configured to transmit, during the activity, the data to the base station, wherein the base station is configured to receive the data and to transmit, during the activity, a metric based on the data to the group monitoring device, and wherein the group monitoring device is configured to display a representation of the metric.. ... Adidas Ag

12/21/17 / #20170360156

Uv curable lattice microstructure for footwear

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

12/07/17 / #20170351323

Apparatus and method for designing patterns for wearable items

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

12/07/17 / #20170351246

Method and system for manufacturing apparel

Methods and systems for manufacturing a piece or apparel. According to an aspect of the invention, a method for the manufacture of a piece of apparel comprises the steps of: (a) obtaining body data corresponding to at least one dimension of at least a part of the user's body, (b) obtaining pattern data corresponding to at least one pattern of the piece of apparel to be manufactured, (c) generating, based on the body data and the pattern data, manufacturing data adapted to be processed by a manufacturing machine, and (d) transmitting the manufacturing data to a manufacturing machine. ... Adidas Ag

12/07/17 / #20170348935

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

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

12/07/17 / #20170347747

Articles of footwear with stabilizing rails

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

11/30/17 / #20170341327

Method and apparatus for automatically manufacturing shoe soles

A method for automated manufacturing of shoe soles comprises the steps of: loading a transfer device with at least one outsole element and at least one supporting element, positioning the loaded transfer device adjacent a first part and a second part of a sole mold, transferring the at least one outsole element from the transfer device to the first part and transferring the at least one supporting element from the transfer device to the second part of the sole mold, filling the sole mold with a plurality of individual particles, and applying a medium to bond and/or fuse the particles with each other and with the at least one outsole element.. . ... Adidas Ag

11/30/17 / #20170341326

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

Described are a method for the manufacture of a shoe sole, the sole manufactured by the method, and a shoe including the sole. The method includes loading a pre-manufactured article comprising thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu) material into a mold; loading pellets of an expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (etpu) material into said mold; and connecting the pellets with each other and to the pre-manufactured tpu article by providing an interconnecting medium, wherein the material of the pre-manufactured tpu article either comprises an additive to increase the viscosity of the material of the pre-manufactured tpu article, or has been annealed.. ... Adidas Ag

11/30/17 / #20170341325

Sole mold for manufacturing a sole

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

11/30/17 / #20170340067

Method and system for automatically manufacturing shoes

Described are a method and a system for automatically manufacturing shoes. The method includes automatically manufacturing a plurality of soles in a first station and automatically manufacturing a plurality of uppers in a second station, wherein the first and the second station are operating in parallel and are arranged in a common facility so that a manufactured sole and a manufactured upper can be transported to a joining station and be automatically joined there.. ... Adidas Ag

11/16/17 / #20170325546

Three-dimensionally thermo-molded footwear

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

11/16/17 / #20170325545

Three-dimensional thermo-molding of footwear

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

11/09/17 / #20170319133

Wearable athletic activity monitoring systems

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

10/26/17 / #20170303627

Modular shoe

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

10/05/17 / #20170280828

Digital last

A method and corresponding apparatus is disclosed for generating a digital last for the manufacture of a shoe for a person. The method comprises obtaining a predefined digital last, the predefined digital last comprising an axis relating to the shape of the last; obtaining data of a foot of the person; and modifying the obtained predefined digital last based on the obtained data, wherein modifying comprises at least one of translation and rotation of the axis.. ... Adidas Ag

09/21/17 / #20170266896

Method of manipulating encapsulation of color changing materials

Methods of manipulating a color displayed by a transfer medium or substrate comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains, wherein each chain of nanocrystals is encapsulated are described. The method includes (a) applying a magnetic field to the transfer medium or substrate to control the color displayed by the transfer medium or substrate; and (b) applying energy to at least some of the chains of nanocrystals at a level that destroys the encapsulation surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to which the energy is applied.. ... Adidas Ag

09/21/17 / #20170266495

Portable fitness monitoring methods

Portable fitness monitoring methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable fitness monitoring method includes a method for providing audible output to a user during an athletic activity using a portable fitness monitoring device. ... Adidas Ag

09/14/17 / #20170259474

Expanded polyamide pellets and method for manufacturing molded components using them

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

09/07/17 / #20170253710

Expanded polymer pellets

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

08/31/17 / #20170251160

Athletic activity heads up display systems and methods

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

08/31/17 / #20170245599

Two-dimensional shoe manufacturing

Described are methods for the manufacture of a plurality of shoes, an apparatus to perform such method, as well as shoes manufactured by such method. According to certain examples, the method for the manufacture of a plurality of shoes includes providing a plurality of first shoe components for the manufacture of the plurality of shoes, and moving the plurality of first shoe components with a transport means which is at least partially comprised of the plurality of first shoe components.. ... Adidas Ag

08/03/17 / #20170216676

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

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

08/03/17 / #20170216669

Group performance monitoring system and method

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

07/27/17 / #20170213382

Manufacturing a customized sport apparel based on sensor data

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

07/27/17 / #20170209094

Noninvasive method and system for monitoring physiological characteristics and athletic performance

A physiological monitoring system for noninvasively monitoring physiological parameters of a subject, comprising a fitness monitoring system for monitoring physiological parameters of a subject engaged in a physical activity, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention, includes (i) a monitoring garment adapted to cover at least a portion of a subject's torso, (ii) a magnetometer subsystem including a first magnetometer and a second magnetometer, wherein the first and second magnetometers are responsive to changes in distance therebetween, wherein the magnetometer subsystem is configured to generate and transmit a signal representative of a change in the distance between the first and second magnetometers, wherein the first and second magnetometers are incorporated into the monitoring garment, and wherein the first and second magnetometers are proximate to the subject's chest region when the monitoring garment is worn by the subject.. . ... Adidas Ag

07/27/17 / #20170208890

Energy harvesting sole

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

07/06/17 / #20170188664

Method for patch placement and articles produced

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

06/22/17 / #20170173910

Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel

Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel are described. A method is provided for manufacturing a cushioning element for sports apparel from randomly arranged particles of an expanded material. ... Adidas Ag

06/22/17 / #20170172246

Shoes for ball sports

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

06/15/17 / #20170168328

System and method for manipulating color changing materials

Systems and methods of manipulating a color displayed by an article of wear comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described. Steps may include forming the article of wear from a raw material that include the chains of nanocrystals, applying a magnetic field to the raw material, applying energy to at least some of the chains of nanocrystals to soften materials within the raw material immediately surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to which the energy is applied, adjusting a strength of the magnetic field to control the color displayed by the raw material, removing the energy to allow the materials within the raw material immediately surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to harden and fix a location of the nanocrystals within the chains, and removing the magnetic field.. ... Adidas Ag

06/15/17 / #20170164897

Noninvasive method and system for monitoring physiological characteristics

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

06/15/17 / #20170164685

Sole elements and shoes

The present invention relates to a sole element, such as an insole, for a shoe, in particular for a sports shoe, as well as to a shoe, in particular a sports shoe. A sole element for a shoe comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portion comprises a deformable material, which is adapted to generate heat by being deformed. ... Adidas Ag

06/08/17 / #20170156434

Shoe

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

06/01/17 / #20170151470

One material ball

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

05/18/17 / #20170135638

Band-like garment for physiological monitoring

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

05/11/17 / #20170128782

Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays and applications thereof

Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of providing performance feedback to an individual using a portable fitness monitoring device is provided. ... Adidas Ag

05/04/17 / #20170119103

Milled leather shoe upper

The present invention relates to a part of a shoe, in particular a shoe upper, a shoe with such a part and a method for the manufacture. According to an aspect of the invention a part of a shoe is provided which comprises an area comprising a contiguous piece of natural and/or synthetic leather, wherein the area comprises a first sub-area and a second sub-area, each sub-area having a size of more than 3 cm2, in particular more than 4 cm2, wherein the leather has a reduced thickness in the second sub-area compared to the first sub-area, and wherein the reduced thickness is obtained by milling off a first surface layer of the leather in the entire second sub-area.. ... Adidas Ag

04/27/17 / #20170112228

Shoe upper

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

04/13/17 / #20170099909

Laceless shoe

Described is a shoe upper for a shoe, in particular an athletic shoe, wherein the shoe upper is laceless and comprises: (a.) a lateral portion; (b.) a medial portion; and (c.) at least an elastic intermediate portion between the lateral portion and the medial portion, wherein the stiffness of at least one of the lateral portion and the medial portion is at least 2 times higher than the stiffness of the elastic intermediate portion.. . ... Adidas Ag

04/13/17 / #20170099908

Manufacturing method for coating a fabric with a three-dimensional shape

A method includes: (a.) providing a fabric comprising a first surface and a second surface; (b.) placing the fabric on a support structure adapted to permit gas circulation through at least a portion of a surface of the support structure, wherein the fabric is placed such that the first surface of the fabric faces the surface of the support structure and such that the fabric is arranged at least in part over a raised or embossed portion of the support structure; (c.) providing at least one coating comprising a first coating surface and a second coating surface opposite the first coating surface; (d.) placing the coating at least partially on the second surface of the fabric, such that the first coating surface faces the fabric; and (e.) applying a gas pressure differential between the second coating surface and the first surface of the fabric.. . ... Adidas Ag

04/06/17 / #20170097526

Color changing materials arranged in slow particle coloration materials

Articles comprises iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains, wherein the chains of nanocrystals are embedded within a material used to form the article or a transfer medium used to transfer a color to the article are described. The material or transfer medium includes elastic properties that allow the nanocrystals to display a temporary color determined by the strength of an external force applied to the article, and the material or transfer medium includes memory properties that cause the displayed temporary color to dissipate when the external force is removed, wherein the dissipation of the displayed temporary color is sufficiently slow as to be visually observable by an average observer's unaided eye.. ... Adidas Ag

03/23/17 / #20170079339

Articles of sports apparel with support elements

Articles of sports apparel may include elongate support elements. Particular examples provided are swimsuits and other sports apparel such as sports apparel for rugby football. ... Adidas Ag

03/16/17 / #20170076464

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

Methods for determining a property of a trajectory of a ball with a mobile computer device are described, which include: (a) capturing a sequence of video frames of the ball with a camera of the mobile computer device; (b) determining a first picture coordinate of the ball in a first video frame of the sequence; (c) determining a second picture coordinate of the ball in a second video frame of the sequence; and (d) computing a property of the trajectory of the ball based on a difference of the first and second picture coordinates, a time difference between the first and second video picture and a reference quantity, which may be determined based on a form and/or dimension of the ball in a picture taken with the camera.. . ... Adidas Ag

03/16/17 / #20170075150

Apparatus for manipulating color changing materials in articles of wear

Apparatuses for manipulating a color displayed by an article of wear comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described, the apparatus includes (a) a magnetic field source, wherein a strength of a magnetic field generated by the magnetic field source is tunable to control the color displayed by the article of wear, and (b) an energy source, wherein energy generated by the energy source is applied to at least some of the chains of nanocrystals to soften materials within the article of wear immediately surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to which the energy is applied.. . ... Adidas Ag

03/02/17 / #20170056720

Wearable athletic activity monitoring methods and systems

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

02/16/17 / #20170042265

Sound insulation structure for a garment

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

02/09/17 / #20170041412

Method of providing digital content for users of physical items

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

02/09/17 / #20170039518

Method of providing digital content for users of physical items

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

02/09/17 / #20170038611

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

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

01/26/17 / #20170024928

Computer-implemented method and apparatus for generating an image of a person wearing a selectable article of apparel

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

01/26/17 / #20170022640

Knitted bag

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

01/19/17 / #20170013911

Shoe and sole

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

01/12/17 / #20170007882

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

Program products, methods, and systems for providing location-aware fitness monitoring services are disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention, a method of displaying a route traversed by an athlete equipped with a location-aware portable fitness monitoring device includes the steps of (a) receiving data describing a plurality of satellite navigational system waypoints that are acquired as the athlete engages in a fitness activity, (b) identifying a map area based on a location indicated by the data describing the plurality of satellite navigational system waypoints, (c) determining the route traversed by the athlete based on the data describing the plurality of satellite navigational system waypoints and based on the location of one or more known paths associated with the map area, and (d) displaying the route traversed by the athlete on top of the map area.. ... Adidas Ag

01/12/17 / #20170006965

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

An article of footwear having an upper comprising leno woven fabric. The leno woven fabric may be a single layer leno woven fabric. ... Adidas Ag

01/05/17 / #20170004657

Interactive cubicle and method for determining a body shape

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

01/05/17 / #20170003111

Methods of determining performance information for individuals and sports objects

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








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