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Recent patent applications related to Nike Inc. Nike Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Nike Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Nike Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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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

Footwear component tooling for use with microwave energy

The utilization of heat in the manufacturing of footwear may be accomplished through microwave energy. The microwave energy is conveyed to the footwear components through a microwave transparent window of a tool. ... Nike Inc

Support features for footwear ground engaging members

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole structure may include a sole component including a baseplate having a bottom surface and at least a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, the first ground engaging member having a substantially circular cross-sectional shape. ... Nike Inc

Article with adjustable rearward covering portion

An article of footwear includes an upper with a forward covering portion and a rearward covering portion. The rearward covering portion can be adjusted between an open configuration for receiving a foot and a closed configuration for covering the foot. ... Nike Inc

Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members

An article of footwear including a sole component including 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. The ground engaging member may include a lower portion and an upper portion, the upper portion extending downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, the lower portion being made of a different material than the upper portion. ... Nike Inc

Footwear having auxetic structures with controlled properties

An article of footwear includes a sole incorporating an auxetic structure. The article of footwear further includes a strobel that may be placed along the auxetic structure of the sole. ... Nike Inc

Article of footwear with flexible reinforcing plate

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

Method of illuminating an article

An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole system secured to the upper. The sole system includes a bladder member with an illumination device. ... Nike Inc

Method and system for automated personal training that includes training programs

Systems and methods for creating personalized exercise programs are disclosed. An image capture device and a computer device are used to capture images of a user while the user performs athletic movements. ... Nike Inc

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

Footwear customization kit

A footwear customization kit is described. The kit comprises a container including an article of footwear, a stand, a steaming bag and a set of instructions. ... Nike Inc

Medial rotational 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 of a first group are associated with a lateral side of the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

Medial rotational 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 of a first group are associated with a lateral side of the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

Reinforcement component for an article of footwear

A reinforcement component for an article of footwear is formed by a folded knit element. The knit element includes a plurality of strap members that are separated by slits when the knit element is in a contracted position. ... Nike Inc

12/22/16 / #20160366979

Knitted member for an article of footwear

A warp knit element for an article of footwear includes a plurality of strap members that are separated by a slit. The strap members are formed of unitary knit construction to be joined at a junction. ... Nike Inc

12/22/16 / #20160366978

Expandable support member for an article of footwear

An expandable support member for an article of footwear includes a plurality of expansion components that are joined together. The support member can be expandable between a contracted position and an expanded position. ... Nike Inc

12/22/16 / #20160366977

Sole assembly including a central support structure for an article of footwear

A sole assembly for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole assembly includes a central support structure that extends along the sole assembly in the longitudinal direction. ... Nike Inc

12/22/16 / #20160366976

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 described. 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

12/22/16 / #20160366972

Article incorporating an illumination device

An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole system secured to the upper. The sole system includes a bladder member with an illumination device. ... Nike Inc

12/22/16 / #20160366963

Vented garment

The technology described herein relates to breathable, vented, and insulating garments. More particularly, the technology described herein relates to garments with chambers to retain an insulating fill material. ... Nike Inc

12/22/16 / #20160366962

Cold weather vented garment

The present invention relates to breathable, vented, and insulating cold weather garments. More particularly, the present invention relates to garments with chambers to retain an insulating fill material. ... Nike Inc

12/15/16 / #20160364778

Custom fit sale of footwear

A method whereby a customer may purchase footwear through a remote communication channel, and be assured that the purchased footwear will properly fit upon delivery. The customer purchases footwear by designating the last that is used to construct the footwear. ... Nike Inc

12/15/16 / #20160362906

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

12/15/16 / #20160360872

Media cord managing zipper system

Media cord managing zipper systems in accordance with the present invention may comprise a zipper slider and a pull tab. Prongs may extend from the pull tab on opposing sides of a longitudinal axis of the pull tab. ... Nike Inc

12/15/16 / #20160360833

Heatable and coolable inserts for footwear

An article of footwear may include an insert configured to receive a foot of a wearer. The insert may consist essentially of a casing configured to at least partially enclose a foot of a wearer and including a casing material and a high heat capacity material. ... Nike Inc

12/15/16 / #20160360831

Sole structures and articles of footwear having plate moderated fluid-filled bladders and/or foam type impact force attenuation members

Sole structures for articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include: (a) an outsole component; (b) a midsole component engaged with the outsole component, wherein the midsole component includes at least one opening or receptacle; (c) at least one fluid-filled bladder system or foam system provided in the opening or receptacle; and/or (d) a rigid plate system including one or more rigid plates overlaying the fluid-filled bladder or foam system(s). The rigid plate(s) may be fixed directly to the midsole component or the rigid plate(s) may rest on the fluid-filled bladder(s) or foam somewhat above the surface of the midsole component when the sole structure is in an uncompressed condition. ... Nike Inc

12/15/16 / #20160360829

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

12/15/16 / #20160360801

Support garment with lock down support

A support garment that provides upper and lower support for the breasts of a wearer through the use of alternating struts and openings to create a webbed configuration is provided. The first support area comprises an upper support portion made up of a first structural configuration comprising a plurality of alternating struts and openings. ... Nike Inc

12/08/16 / #20160355672

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

12/08/16 / #20160354987

Mold apparatus, mold system, and method for molding sole component of article of footwear

A mold apparatus includes a first pivot arm having a first mold surface, a second pivot arm having a second mold surface opposing the first mold surface, and a driving cam member having a first driving cam surface configured to engage a first driven cam surface of the first arm to pivot the first arm in a first direction, and a second driving cam surface configured to engage a second driven cam surface of the second arm to pivot the second arm in a second direction opposite the first direction. The driving cam member moves between a first position, in which the first mold surface of the first arm and the second mold surface of the second arm form a continuous mold surface, and a second position, in which the first arm and the second arm are separated to enable removal of a molded element having an undercut mold surface contour.. ... Nike Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354661

Golf club head or other ball striking device having reinforced sole

A head for a ball striking device includes a bracing member connected to an upper sole surface located on the sole of the body opposite the bottom sole surface. The bracing member includes a first end connected to a first point on the upper sole surface, a second end connected to a second point on the upper sole surface spaced from the first point, and a bridge portion extending between the first and second ends. ... Nike Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354635

Sensor-based athletic activity measurements

Determining pace or speed based on sensor data may include determining an amount of contact time a user's foot has with a workout surface such as the ground. Contact time may be determined by identifying samples in the sensor data that correspond to various events such as a heelstrike, a toe-off and a subsequent heelstrike. ... Nike Inc

12/08/16 / #20160353844

Footwear forming device

Construction of a shoe relies on application of pressure to form the shoe portions to a desired shape and configuration. The application of pressure is accomplished with an adjustable width roller that conforms to different sizes of shoes while still contacting the shoe portion to conform the shape. ... Nike Inc

12/08/16 / #20160353842

Shoe with lacing storage pocket

A shoe having a sole and an upper including a tongue, secured to the sole, a row of eyelets along each side of the tongue, including topmost eyelets and foremost eyelets, and a pocket accessory which includes a pocket member that has an anchor portion and a pocket flap which defines a pocket for receiving the knotted shoe lace via a pocket opening. There may be a cover member attached to the shoe, which can removably engage the pocket member to cover or expose the pocket opening. ... Nike Inc

12/08/16 / #20160353830

Footwear with interchangeable bootie system

An interchangeable bootie system includes an article of footwear and a plurality of interchangeable booties. Each bootie includes a support system configured to provide targeted support to different regions of the foot. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353503

Transmitting athletic data using non-connected state of discovery signal

Systems and methods for locating a wireless device in a “noisy environment” is provided. Embodiments relate to locating and wirelessly transmitting signals to a fitness device located proximate to other electronic devices is disclosed. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160353502

Athletic data aggregation and display system

Systems and methods relating to wirelessly transmitting athletic data, including personal fitness devices, to a display are provided. Embodiments relate to non-connectable advertising, such as using wireless advertising beacons, to transmit athletic data. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160351776

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

12/01/16 / #20160351775

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

12/01/16 / #20160351774

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

12/01/16 / #20160351773

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

12/01/16 / #20160351771

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

12/01/16 / #20160350100

Athletic activity data device firmware update

Systems and processes for downloading and installing a firmware update on an electronic device are provided. The firmware update may be downloaded on an electronic device while the electronic device is in a usable mode. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160349077

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

12/01/16 / #20160348288

Braiding machine with non-circular geometry

A braiding machine in which spools wound with tensile elements are mounted on carriages that are disposed on a rotor track around the perimeter of the braiding machine. The perimeter of the braiding machine is non-circular, such that the area enclosed by the perimeter of the non-circular braiding machine is substantially less than the area enclosed by a circular braiding machine having a perimeter of the same length as the perimeter of the non-circular braiding machine.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347099

Printing system for apparel

A printing system for an article of apparel includes an article receptacle device for receiving an article to be printed. The printing system includes a receptacle receiving system for receiving an article receptacle device with an article to be printed. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347086

Printing system for apparel

A printing system for an article of apparel includes an article receptacle device for receiving an article to be printed. The printing system includes a receptacle receiving system for receiving an article receptacle device with an article to be printed. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346807

Apparatus for maintaining a quiescent surface of a fluid in a container and method of operating

A system and process for maintaining a quiescent surface of a fluid in a fluid container is disclosed. A fluid container has a weir structure for capturing fluid when objects are dipped. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346654

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Ball striking devices, such as golf clubs, have a head that includes a face having a striking surface configured for striking a ball, and a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the face, with the body having a crown, a sole, a heel side, and a toe side, such that the face and the body combine to define an enclosed internal cavity. A damping member is connected to the body and includes a post extending inwardly into the cavity from an inner surface of the body, a first arm extending from the post toward the heel side of the body, and a second arm extending from the post toward the toe side of the body. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346644

Golf club head with molded cavity structure

A golf club head includes a strike face, a crown, and a sole, and is formed from a forward section and a body section that are coupled together. The forward section includes the strike face, and the body section includes an upper shell defining a portion of the crown, a lower shell defining a portion of the sole, and an internal wall extending between the upper shell and the lower shell. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346643

Golf club set having similar properties

A set of ball striking devices, such as a set golf clubs, having distinct groupings of characteristics between clubs within the set of clubs such as club length, club head weight, club head lie angle, and club head offset. The set of golf clubs can include iron-type clubs, hybrid-type clubs, and wood-type clubs.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346642

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; an elongated channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the sole has an elongated channel recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole that has a plurality of troughs within the channel to help improve the efficiency of the impact with a golf ball.. . ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346641

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 member with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a flange that comprises a portion of the crown. The flange being made of at least two members that are made of different materials, where a second material has a lower modulus of elasticity than the first material. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346640

Golf club head with molded polymeric body

A golf club head includes a forward section and a body section. The forward section has a strike face, a frame that surrounds the strike face, and a flange extending from the frame. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346638

Iron-type golf club heads with a dual-density insert

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

12/01/16 / #20160346637

Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads

An iron-type golf club head includes a ball striking face and a rear weight member that are engaged through one or more resilient members with a connection structure that creates a mass-damping effect at impact with a golf ball.. . ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346636

Iron-type golf clubs and golf club heads

An iron-type golf club head includes a ball striking face and a rear weight member that are engaged through one or more resilient members with a connection structure that creates a mass-damping effect at impact with a golf ball.. . ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346635

Golf club set having similar properties

A set of ball striking devices, such as a set golf clubs, having similar characteristics between clubs within the set of clubs such as length, weight, and lie angle. Characteristics can include lengths and lie angle.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346634

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Ball striking devices, such as golf clubs, have a head that includes a face member having a striking face and a rear side opposite the face, and a rear member positioned behind the face member and connected to the rear side of the face member. A connection assembly includes a torsion bar connected to the face member and the rear member, such that the torsion bar is the most rigid point of connection between the face member and the rear member. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346633

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; an elongated channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the sole the sole has an elongated channel recessed from adjacent surfaces. The elongated channel is made of a plurality of materials such that the materials making up the elongated channel have a lower modulus of elasticity than the modulus of elasticity of the material remainder of the sole. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346632

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; an elongated channel extending across a portion of the sole, wherein the sole is made of a plurality of materials where one material has a lower modulus of elasticity than the remainder of the sole. The sole has an elongated channel recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and may be made entirely or partially from a material with a lower modulus of material than the remainder of the sole. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346630

Golf club head with polymeric hosel

A golf club head includes a face, a club head body, and a hosel. The hosel has a tubular hosel body extending along a longitudinal axis and defining a bore. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346616

Activity monitoring device with assessement of exercise intensity

Aspects relate to a portable device that may be used to identify a critical intensity and an anaerobic work capacity of an individual. The device may utilize muscle oxygen sensor data, speed data, or power data. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346615

Activity monitoring device with assessement of exercise intensity

Aspects relate to a portable device that may be used to identify a critical intensity and an anaerobic work capacity of an individual. The device may utilize muscle oxygen sensor data, speed data, or power data. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346614

Calculating energy expenditure from athletic movement attributes

A system for estimating power consumption of a user that selects a power estimation model based upon a type of sensor and/or a type of sensor data available to a power estimation system.. . ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346613

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

12/01/16 / #20160346612

Enhancing exercise through augmented reality

The disclosure relates to enhancing exercise through augmented reality. In particular, the disclosure describes monitoring a user's performance and generating a virtual representation of that user's performance to be displayed during a future exercise routine to motivate the user to improve performance during their next workout.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346611

Smart top routes

The disclosure relates to use of athletic data to generate an output, such as for example, running routes and/or other information useful to runners or other workout participants. Aspects of the disclosure further relate to providing customized workouts to runners by generating routes of interest to a user and modifying the generated routes based on goals and external data.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346609

Wearable usb device assembly

Tracking and monitoring athletic activity offers individuals with additional motivation to continue such behavior. An individual may track his or her athletic activity by utilizing a wearable device assembly configured to monitor various aspects of athletic performance. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346604

Music streaming for athletic activities

Example embodiments relate to systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media relating to a user interface, that may for example, initiate transmission of a stream of audio data comprising a plurality of audio tracks from a music streaming service, and receive athletic activity data relating to a performance of an athletic activity by a user during an activity time period that includes a plurality of time intervals. For each of the plurality of time intervals, an athletic activity level is determined from the athletic activity data, a target audio track intensity corresponding to the athletic activity level is determined, and a playback of a streamed audio track corresponding to the target audio track intensity is initiated.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346584

Athletic activity monitoring decive with energy capture

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

12/01/16 / #20160346583

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

12/01/16 / #20160345891

Activity monitoring device with assessment of exercise intensity

Aspects relate to a portable device that may be used to identify a critical intensity and an anaerobic work capacity of an individual. The device may utilize muscle oxygen sensor data, speed data, or power data. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345890

Activity monitoring device with assessement of exercise intensity

Aspects relate to a portable device that may be used to identify a critical intensity and an anaerobic work capacity of an individual. The device may utilize muscle oxygen sensor data, speed data, or power data. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345889

Activity monitoring device with assessement of exercise intensity

Aspects relate to a portable device that may be used to identify a critical intensity and an anaerobic work capacity of an individual. The device may utilize muscle oxygen sensor data, speed data, or power data. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345829

Activity monitoring device with assessement of exercise intensity

Aspects relate to a portable device that may be used to identify a critical intensity and an anaerobic work capacity of an individual. The device may utilize muscle oxygen sensor data, speed data, or power data. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345700

Multi-configuration bag with compartments having multiple access points

A bag having two or more compartments for organizing and stowing belongings therein, and the two or more compartments include openings or access points to provide access to storage spaces. The bag may be converted from an unfolded configuration to a folded configuration, such that the individual compartments fit together to form the unitary configuration of the bag. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345683

Shoe last extension as an origin

A method for locating critical control points on a part or combination of parts during a manufacturing process involves mating, directly or indirectly, a jig extension to the part or parts. A pattern on the jig extension defines an origin point that is used to track the position of the part or parts during manufacturing, such as during location-sensitive operations. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345682

Shoe last extension

A last extension for a shoe last provides a pattern defining an origin location. The origin location on the last extension can be used to identify locations or points on a last or a shoe component on a last for control of location-critical manufacturing operations, including decorative and functional operations.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345681

Automated tensioning system for an article of footwear

An article of footwear can include provisions for improving the operation and use of various systems associated with the article. An automated tensioning system can be configured to provide and perform a variety of functions associated with the fastening of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345680

Eyelet for article of footwear

An eyelet for an article of footwear includes an eyelet body configured to slidably couple a first string to a second string. The eyelet body defines a first arc-shaped aperture and an opposing, second arc-shaped aperture. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345679

Article of footwear and a method of assembly of the article of footwear

An article of footwear can include provisions for facilitating the installation of various components. During manufacture of the article of footwear, the upper and/or sole structure can include one or more specialized compartments designed to receive the components. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345677

Braiding machine and method of forming an article incorporating a moving object

A braiding machine and method of forming an upper that includes braiding over a forming last that passes from a first side of a braiding point to a second side of the braiding point. The braiding machine being capable of forming intricate braided structures.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345676

Braiding machine and method of forming an article incorporating braiding machine

A braiding machine and method of forming an upper that includes braiding over a forming mandrel located adjacent to a ring. The braiding machine being capable of forming intricate braided structures.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345675

Hybrid braided article

An upper for an article of footwear is formed by incorporating different braided portions. The upper may be formed by incorporating a first braided portion with a second braided portion. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345674

Braided upper with multiple materials

An article of footwear is formed from multiple braided components. The braided components may be braided strands formed from different tensile elements. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345671

Sole plate for an article of footwear

An article of footwear can include provisions for facilitating the installation of various components. A sole plate can include one or more specialized compartments designed to receive a component. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345670

Sole structure with electrically controllable damping element

A sole structure may include a damping pad. The damping pad may include a chamber, a foam element located within the chamber, an electrorheological fluid located within the chamber and at least partially permeating the foam element, and a set of electrodes positioned to create, in response to a voltage across the electrodes, an electrical field in at least a portion of the electrorheological fluid.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345669

Sole structure with electrically controllable damping element

A sole structure may include a damping pad. The damping pad may include a chamber, a foam element located within the chamber, particles located within the chamber and at least partially filling cavities in the foam element, and a set of electrodes positioned to create, in response to a voltage across the electrodes, an electrical field in at least a portion of the particles.. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345667

Article of footwear comprising a sole member with geometric patterns

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure with a sole member. The sole member can include a set of apertures that is formed along various surfaces of the sole member. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345666

Article of footwear comprising a sole member with aperture patterns

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure with a sole member. The sole member can be manufactured using a customized cushioning sole system. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345665

Article of footwear comprising a sole member with apertures

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

12/01/16 / #20160345664

Article of footwear comprising a sole member with regional patterns

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

12/01/16 / #20160345663

Footwear including an incline adjuster

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

12/01/16 / #20160345661

Sole plate for an article of footwear

An article of footwear can include provisions for facilitating the installation of various components. A sole plate can include one or more specialized compartments designed to receive a component. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345655

Control device for an article of footwear

An article of footwear or an article of apparel can include provisions for facilitating the installation of a control device. The control device can include a panel comprising a plurality of buttons that can provide manual control to a user. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345654

Article of footwear and a charging system for an article of footwear

A charging system can include provisions for providing power to various systems or components associated with the article of footwear. A charging system may include a charging device dimensioned to be used with one or more articles of footwear, where the articles of footwear can include different sizes. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345653

Lockout feature for a control device

An article of footwear can include provisions for improving the operation and use of various systems associated with the article. A control device included in the article can be configured to allow manual control of a system by a user. ... Nike Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345641

System and device for affecting drag properties of an object

A vortex generator might be attached to various types of articles to reduce the drag. For example, vortex generators might be attached to a garment or to adhesive tape. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160343057

Online product reservation system

Systems and methods for reserving products, events, or services that have limited availability are provided. A product reservation system may be used to announce the availability of limited availability products. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160342643

System and method for cleansing website traffic data

Systems and methods for analyzing and filtering website traffic data for determining website visitor habits and behaviors, and for enhancing computer-based marketing activities. More specifically, the present disclosure provides systems for filtering and summarizing large element datasets.. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160341611

System and method of analyzing athletic activity

Various sensor systems are described herein, including inserts having sensors thereon, which are configured to be received in an article of footwear. The inserts may be connected to a sole member of the footwear, or may function as a sole member. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340813

Sock with heel locating features

A knit garment having locating features is provided. A first knit area of the garment is spaced from a second knit area. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340812

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component

The present disclosure provides an article. The article may include a first tubular rib structure and a second tubular rib structure. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160339594

Method of manufacturing an article of apparel having dynamic vent-slits

A method of manufacturing an article of apparel having dynamic vent-slits is provided. The method includes providing a fabric having a first surface and a second surface, forming a plurality of slits in a repeating fashion on the fabric, wherein a spacing between two adjacent slits in linear alignment is less than a length of a slit in non-linear alignment with the two slits and that is offset from the two slits such that the slit in non-linear alignment overlies the spacing between the slits in linear alignment, and the slit in non-linear alignment is parallel to the slits in linear alignment. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160339472

Method and apparatus for retaining and transferring an article

A method and system for retaining and transferring an article uses a frame and a receptacle. The frame is inserted to interact with the receptacle. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160339286

Training tight with preconfigured compression zones and integrated structure patterns

A training tight having preconfigured compression zones with integrated knit structure patterns is provided herein. The compression zones may have differing compressive properties where zones having a higher compression force are located at the waist and thigh areas of the tight, and zones having a lower compression force are located at the knee and calf area of the tight. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160338445

Sole member for an article of footwear

A sole member for an article of footwear includes a composite sole structure and a reinforcing member. The sole structure may comprise two layers of woven composite material. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160338442

Interchangeable insert system with sleeve members for footwear

An insert system for an article of footwear includes an outer assembly, a first insert assembly and a second insert assembly. The outer assembly is configured to interchangeably receive the first insert assembly and the second insert assembly. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160338435

Lower body article of apparel having dynamic vent-slit structure

A dynamic vent-slit structure for a lower body article of apparel is provided. The article includes a pelvic portion for covering a pelvic area of a wearer when the article is in an as-worn position, and a plurality of slits in a repeating fashion, wherein a spacing between two adjacent slits in linear alignment is less than a length of a slit in non-linear alignment with the two slits and that is offset from the two slits such that the slit in non-linear alignment overlies the spacing between the slits in linear alignment, and the slit in non-linear alignment is parallel to the slits in linear alignment. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160338424

Running tight with preconfigured compression zones and integrated structure patterns

A running tight having preconfigured compression zones with integrated structure patterns is provided herein. The compression zones may have differing compression forces where zones having a higher compression force are located at the thigh area and calf area of the tight, and zones having a lower compression force are located at the waist area and knee area of the tight. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160338417

Recovery tight with preconfigured compression zones and integrated structure patterns

A recovery tight having preconfigured compression zones with integrated knit structures is provided herein. The compression zones may have differing compressive properties where zones having a higher compression force are located at the calf and ankle areas of the tight, zones having the next highest compression force are located over the knee and lower thigh areas of the tight, and zones having the lowest compression force are located over the upper thigh and lower torso areas of the tight when the tight is worn. ... Nike Inc

11/24/16 / #20160338415

Shirt having dynamic vent-slit structure

An upper body article incorporating a dynamic vent-slit structure is provided. The article includes a torso portion adapted to extend around at least a portion of a wearer's torso in an as-worn position, and a plurality of slits arranged in a repeating fashion, wherein a spacing between two adjacent slits in linear alignment is less than a length of a slit in non-linear alignment with the two slits and that is offset from the two slits such that the slit in non-linear alignment overlies the spacing between the slits in linear alignment, and the slit in non-linear alignment is parallel to the slits in linear alignment. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332457

Knit article of apparel and apparel printing system and method

An article of apparel including a tubular knit textile region is provided, as well as an apparel printing system for printing on regions of the tubular knit textile region and related methods. The article of apparel can include a tubular knit textile region having an internal side and an opposite external side configured to be exposed during use, a plurality of yarns in an arrangement of interlocked loops forming parallel rows and channels therebetween, and a printed ink design on its external side. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332310

Manufacturing vacuum tool with selective activation of pickup zones

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

11/17/16 / #20160332049

Golf clubs and golf club heads having digital lie and/or other angle measuring equipment

Golf club heads having sensors configured to measure one or more swing parameters are provided. The golf club head may include several gyroscopes and accelerometers. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332044

Golf irons with sealed undercut

A golf club head includes a body, a first polymeric insert, and a second polymeric insert. The body includes a face, a sole, and a rear wall that collectively define an undercut volume. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332043

Hollow golf club head with polymeric cap

A hollow golf club head includes a metallic body, a club face, and a polymeric insert that cooperate to at least partially define a closed internal cavity. The metallic body includes a sole, a topline, and a rear wall defining an opening, with the rear wall being disposed between the topline and the sole. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332040

Golf club head with selectively detachable face

A golf club head includes a polymeric body and a metallic cup face that are coupled together through a plurality of mechanical fasteners. The cup face has a ball striking portion that defines a hitting surface and a side-wall that extends from a perimeter of the ball striking portion. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332036

Golf ball with deposited layer

A golf ball with a deposited layer is disclosed. The deposited layer is not produced by a molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332029

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

11/17/16 / #20160331084

Articles of footwear with an alternate fastening system

An article of footwear has an upper with multiple components. The upper includes a fastening system with a moveable assembly. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331083

Article of footwear incorporating a curved knitted lacing element

An article of footwear includes an upper incorporating a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes a curved lacing element formed by incorporating shortened knit courses relative to lace apertures along the lacing structure. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331076

Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure incorporates a support element that includes a fluid-filled chamber. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331075

Article of footwear with a sole structure having fluid-filled support elements

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure incorporates a support element that includes a fluid-filled chamber. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331074

Reinforcing member for article of footwear

An article of footwear may have a sole including an outer member having an outer surface and an inner surface disposed closer to a wearer's foot than the outer surface. The outer member may include at least a first flex groove formed as an elongate recess in a first flex groove region, causing both the inner surface and the outer surface of the outer member to curve upward. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331061

Article of footwear with a marking system

An article of footwear with a marking system is disclosed. The marking system is configured to help locate one or more portions of a foot during training of an athlete. ... Nike Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331055

Multilayered waterproof moisture management athletic garments

A water proof moisture management garment and a method of constructing such a garment in accordance with the present invention utilizes at least three layers. An outer layer may comprise a stretch woven textile treated with a durable water repellant finish. ... Nike Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327708

Article having a plurality of optical structures

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

11/10/16 / #20160325171

System and method for tracking one or more rounds of golf

Systems and methods for tracking rounds of golf include a tracking system to track a golfer's position on a golf course and a golf stroke information providing system for providing information about a golf stroke taken by the golfer. The systems and methods also may include a coordinating system to coordinate the information about the golf stroke with the information about the golfer's tracked position on the golf course. ... Nike Inc

11/10/16 / #20160325154

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

11/10/16 / #20160325153

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

11/10/16 / #20160325144

Multi-sensor monitoring of athletic performance

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods, many of which utilize, in some manner, global positioning satellite (“gps”) data, provide data and information to athletes and/or to equipment used by athletes during an athletic event. Such systems and methods may provide route information to athletes and/or their trainers, e.g., for pre-event planning, goal setting, and calibration purposes. ... Nike Inc

11/10/16 / #20160325139

Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality and milestone tracking

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

11/10/16 / #20160324268

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

11/10/16 / #20160324266

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

11/10/16 / #20160324264

Footwear with removable midsole and outsole

An article of footwear having a removable outsole, midsole, and upper is provided. A portion of the upper may have a perimeter lip that may be coupled to a perimeter channel in an upper surface or side of the outsole. ... Nike Inc

11/10/16 / #20160324263

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

11/10/16 / #20160324262

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

11/10/16 / #20160324259

Cleated footwear

Sole structures for articles of footwear (e.g., outsole components) have one or more of: a base plate having a v-shaped support structure with lateral and medial support members extending forward from a base support area located in a heel or rear midfoot area of the outsole component; a base plate having a matrix structure with recesses or openings formed between rib elements that make up the matrix structure; and/or a base plate having a rear heel support. The base plates may be made, at least in part, as unitary, one-piece constructions, using selective laser sintering or other three-dimensional printing and/or rapid manufacturing additive fabrication techniques.. ... Nike Inc

11/10/16 / #20160324226

Article of apparel utilizing zoned venting and/or other body cooling features or methods

Garments may include: (a) one garment portion having an air permeability of less than 550 ft3/min per ft2; and (b) another garment portion including one or more vented zones, wherein a material forming the vented zones has an air permeability of at least 550 ft3/min per ft2. The vented zones may extend along a center back portion and/or along at least one side portion of the garment. ... Nike Inc

11/03/16 / #20160318243

Methods of joining textiles and other elements incorporating a thermoplastic polymer material

A yarn or thread may include a plurality of substantially aligned filaments, with at least ninety-five percent of a material of the filaments being a thermoplastic polymer material. Various woven textiles and knitted textiles may be formed from the yarn or thread. ... Nike Inc

11/03/16 / #20160317880

Golf club head with polymeric insert

A golf club head includes a first portion joined to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion includes a wall defining an outer boundary of the club head volume, and a support rib extending from the wall to operatively stiffen the first portion. ... Nike Inc

11/03/16 / #20160317879

Golf club assembly and golf club with aerodynamic features

A golf club head includes a body member having a ball striking face, a crown, a toe, a heel, a sole, a back and a hosel region, located at the intersection of the ball striking face, the heel, the crown and the sole. The body member may have a first cross-section having a first airfoil-shaped surface in the heel. ... Nike Inc

11/03/16 / #20160317868

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

11/03/16 / #20160317867

Monitoring and tracking athletic activity

Tracking and monitoring athletic activity offers individuals with additional motivation to continue such behavior. An individual may track his or her athletic activity by completing goals. ... Nike Inc

11/03/16 / #20160316859

Automated identification of shoe parts

Manufacturing of a shoe or a portion of a shoe is enhanced by automated placement 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

11/03/16 / #20160316827

Protective apparatus having an impact attenuation component

Aspects of the present invention relate to a protective apparatus that includes an impact shell and an impact attenuating component, which is less rigid than the impact shell. The impact attenuation component may include a series of channels or grooves on a posterior side, facing away from the impact shell.. ... Nike Inc

10/27/16 / #20160310810

Golf club head or other ball striking device having reinforced sole

A head for a ball striking device includes a bracing member connected to an upper sole surface located on the sole of the body opposite the bottom sole surface. The bracing member includes a first end connected to a first point on the upper sole surface, a second end connected to a second point on the upper sole surface spaced from the first point, and a bridge portion extending between the first and second ends. ... Nike Inc

10/27/16 / #20160310809

Golf club with weight receiving polymeric insert

A golf club head includes a first portion that is rigidly adhered to a second portion to at least partially define an interior club head volume. The first portion is formed from a metallic material and includes a face, and the second portion is formed from a polymeric material and defines a bore that is configured to receive and to selectively retain an elongate weight.. ... Nike Inc

10/27/16 / #20160310806

Dyeing of golf clubs

A polymeric portion of a golf club head is formed of a first color and is dyed to a second color with an anionic or nonionic disperse dye. The polymeric portion includes a polymeric material that is selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, polyureas, polyamides, and combinations thereof, which can be dyed by the anionic or nonionic disperse dye.. ... Nike Inc

10/27/16 / #20160309850

Material handling system for automated processing 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. A material handling system suitable for use in an automated shoe-manufacturing process has a guide rail and first and second moveable holding elements, each of the holding elements having gripping elements for engaging a part or part stack during the manufacturing process.. ... Nike Inc

10/27/16 / #20160309849

Holding assembly for articles

A holding assembly for articles can be used with a flexible manufacturing system to hold an article in place. The holding assembly can be used with a printing system to print onto the article. ... Nike Inc

10/27/16 / #20160309848

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

10/27/16 / #20160309844

Strap securing systems for articles of footwear and other foot-receiving devices

Articles of footwear or other foot-receiving devices include an upper/foot-covering member having medial and lateral strap tensioning components located on opposite sides of the ankle area. A securing system is provided that includes: (i) a first strap portion extending across the instep area, engaging the lateral strap tensioning component, and extending in front of the foot-insertion opening to the medial ankle side (where it may be secured), and (ii) a second strap portion extending across the instep area, engaging the medial strap tensioning component, and extending in front of the foot-insertion opening and to the lateral ankle side (where it may be secured). ... Nike Inc

10/27/16 / #20160309830

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

10/27/16 / #20160309829

Footwear having sensor system

An article of footwear includes an upper member and a sole structure, with a sensor system connected to the sole structure. The sensor system includes a plurality of sensors that are configured for detecting forces exerted by a user's foot on the sensor. ... Nike Inc

10/27/16 / #20160309801

Telemetrically enhanced athletic apparel

A telemetrically enhanced article of clothing comprises a fabric layer having an inside surface and an outside surface. A sensor is attached to the inside surface of the fabric layer such that when the article of clothing is worn by the user, the sensor is in contact with the user's skin. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160306339

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

10/20/16 / #20160303876

Vacuum cylinder with recessed portions for holding articles for printing

A customization system for an article of equipment includes a printing system for printing a graphic onto the article. The customization system also includes a cylinder for holding the article for printing a graphic upon the article. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160303443

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

10/20/16 / #20160303429

Golf ball with indicia printed under topcoat

A golf ball is provided that may include one or more structural layers, including an outermost structural layer having an outer surface. The ball may also include a primer coating applied to the entire outer surface of the outermost structural layer. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160303425

Real-time comparison of athletic information

An apparatus compares athletic information relating to a user performing an athletic activity. The apparatus has a module (503, 505, 509) that generates a first set of athletic data corresponding to athletic information corresponding to the athletic activity performed by the user. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302530

Article of footwear with weight-activated cinching apparatus

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

10/20/16 / #20160302527

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component having floated portions

An article of footwear includes an upper incorporating a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes portions having extended floated portions to distribute forces acting on the knitted component and resist stretching of the knitted component when the article of footwear is worn during a sport or athletic activity.. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302526

Article of footwear with knitted component having biased inter-toe member

An article of footwear includes a sole structure and an upper that is attached to the sole structure. The upper includes a forefoot region that is configured to receive a plurality of toes of a foot. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302525

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

10/20/16 / #20160302522

Independently movable sole structure

An article of footwear and method of making an article of footwear are disclosed. The article includes an outsole having an outsole member. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302520

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 direction orthogonal to the direction under tension. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302518

Footbed for article of footwear

A footbed having the ability to fixedly secure the forefoot portion of the foot while allowing the heel portion to laterally move during activity is provided. The footbed can include a sock liner positioned thereon wherein the sock liner is more firmly secured to the footbed in the forefront region than in the heel region to allow lateral movement.. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302515

Article of footwear for rowing

An article of footwear has an upper with multiple components. The upper includes a fastening system, a shield, and a tongue. ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302513

Golf shoe with natural motion structures

Golf shoes include one or more of the following: (a) a foot stabilizer system that interacts with a shoe securing system to securely engage and/or wrap around a foot of a wearer; (b) a natural motion sole, optionally including flex grooves that allow a weight transfer from back-to-front and/or from side-to-side; (c) a six cleat configuration (e.g., four cleats in a forefoot region, two cleats in a heel region, and no cleats located directly under a big toe); (d) a forefoot moderator plate positioned to moderate or reduce user feel of the forefoot cleats; (e) a lateral half heel counter extending from a rear heel area to a lateral midfoot or lateral forward heel area of the shoe; and/or (f) one or more medial, forefoot, sidewall traction elements at or near a big toe area of the sole.. . ... Nike Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302509

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

10/13/16 / #20160296798

Multi-activity platform and interface

A multi-activity system may be configured to receive, upload, synchronize and process data for a variety of different activity types and/or recorded using multiple types of activity monitoring devices. In one example, an application interface may be defined with a multiple functions that are each useable by various types of devices and for processing multiple types of data. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295968

Article with a cushioning assembly having inner and outer bladder elements and a reinforcement element and method of manufacturing an article

An article comprises a cushioning assembly that comprises a first bladder element forming a first fluid chamber. The cushioning assembly further comprises a second bladder element within the first bladder element. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295967

Article with a cushioning assembly having inner and outer bladder elements with interfitting features and method of manufacturing an article

An article comprises a cushioning assembly which includes a first bladder element forming a first fluid chamber, and a second bladder element within the first bladder element and forming a second fluid chamber sealed from and within the first fluid chamber. The first bladder element comprises an inner surface having a first feature. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295966

Method of manufacturing a bladder element with an etched feature and article having a bladder element with an etched feature

A method of manufacturing an article comprises etching an etched feature on a surface of a first polymeric sheet, and forming a fluid-filled bladder element from the first polymeric sheet, with the fluid-filled bladder element having a sealable internal cavity that retains fluid. The method includes assembling the bladder element in the article so that a first portion of the bladder element having the etched feature is exposed to view, and a second portion of the bladder element is blocked from view by the article. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295965

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

A method of manufacturing an article includes disposing polymeric material in a mold assembly that has a mold surface that has an etched area. The method further comprises forming a fluid-filled bladder element at least partially by conforming the polymeric material to the mold surface, thereby imparting an impression of the etched area on a surface of the bladder element. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295964

Article with overlay secured to bladder element over image and method of manufacturing the article

A method of manufacturing an article includes forming a fluid-filled bladder element from polymeric material. The method further includes securing an overlay to the polymeric material. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295963

Article including a bladder element with an image and method of manufacturing the article

A method of manufacturing an article includes applying a colored medium on a first polymeric sheet to establish an image on the first polymeric sheet. The method further comprises forming a fluid-filled bladder element at least partially from the first polymeric sheet, and assembling the fluid-filled bladder element in the article so that a first portion of the fluid-filled bladder element having the image is exposed to view, and a second portion of the fluid-filled bladder element is blocked from view by the article. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295962

Article of apparel with zonal force attenuation properties

An article of apparel, such as a sock or a shoe, is disclosed as having a foot-supporting area for extending adjacent to a plantar surface of a foot. The foot-supporting area has various zones of differing thickness that attenuate forces upon the plantar surface to different degrees. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295961

Article of footwear incorporating foam-filled elements and methods for manufacturing the foam-filled elements

An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure has a plurality of support elements, and each of the support elements include a shell and a core. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295960

Article of footwear having ground surface material accumulation prevention structure

An article of footwear includes a sole having a lower surface, and a reactive element disposed on the lower surface of the sole. The reactive element has an exposed surface, and the reactive element is configured to transition the exposed surface between a first state and a second state in response to a compression force applied to the reactive element by an external ground surface in a user activity, to prevent accumulation of ground surface material, such as mud, dirt, clay, sand, slush, etc., compacting on the sole of the article of footwear in the user activity. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295959

Article of footwear with sole structure having frusto-conical structures

An article of footwear has a sole structure with frusto-conical structures. The sole structure includes a sole plate and outer sole assembly. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295958

Article of footwear with sole structure having interconnected fluid-filled chambers

An article of footwear has a sole structure with interconnected compliant components. The sole structure includes a sole plate, inner sole structure and lasting board. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295957

Article of footwear with sole structure having fluid-filled chambers

An article of footwear has a sole structure with compliant components. The sole structure includes a sole plate, inner sole structure and lasting board. ... Nike Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295951

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

10/13/16 / #20160295936

Articles of apparel incorporating cushioning elements and methods of manufacturing the articles of apparel

A method of making articles of apparel that include a base layer having a first surface and an opposite second surface. The base layer is associated with a thermoplastic polymer element, then an aperture is formed through the base layer and the thermoplastic polymer element. ... Nike Inc

10/06/16 / #20160288438

Sport ball casing with thermoplastic reinforcing material

A method of manufacturing a sport ball includes providing a plurality of casing panels including a first panel and a second panel. The first panel has a first surface and an opposite second surface. ... Nike Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287948

Sport ball with indented casing

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

10/06/16 / #20160287940

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

10/06/16 / #20160286907

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

10/06/16 / #20160286905

Article of footwear having ground surface material accumulation prevention structure

An article of footwear includes a sole having a lower surface, a web that covers a portion of the lower surface of the sole, the web having an exposed surface, and a spring element disposed between the lower surface of the sole and the web. The spring element is configured to transition the exposed surface of the web between a first state and a second state in response to a compression force applied to the spring element by an external ground surface in a user activity, to prevent accumulation of ground surface material, such as mud, dirt, clay, sand, slush, etc., compacting on the sole of the article of footwear in the user activity.. ... Nike Inc

10/06/16 / #20160286904

Article of footwear with self-cleaning cleats

An article of footwear with self-cleaning cleats and a method of making an article of footwear are disclosed. The article of footwear may include a sole plate having cleats associated with resilient members. ... Nike Inc

10/06/16 / #20160286878

Thermal energy dissipating garment with scalloped vents

A thermal energy dissipating garment may include a first garment portion having a perimeter defined by at least a first side and a second garment portion having a perimeter defined by at least a vent side. The first garment portion and the second garment portion are discontinuously affixed to each other at defined intervals along a surface of each portion proximate to the first side and the vent side creating a vent seam having a plurality of ducts/scalloped vents for directing air towards a body of a wearer. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160279837

Automated forming of cast polyurethane

Cast polyurethane parts for shoes or other items may be formed in an automated fashion. A dispensing mechanism may dispense a predetermined amount of a liquid phase polyurethane mixture onto a flat surface face of a mold. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160279486

Methods and systems for customizing a golf ball

A method for customizing a golf ball, and associated kits, are provided. The method includes steps of heating a golf ball that has a semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer material making up the cover layer, and then cooling the golf ball at a preselected rate so as to change the degree of crystallinity. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160279475

Method and system for automated personal training

Example embodiments may relate to a system, method, apparatus, and computer readable media configured for monitoring a user performing an exercise and generating a avatar of the user and a virtual shadow, wherein the virtual shadow illustrates proper form of the exercise. The example embodiments may further be configured for determining an amount of overlap between the virtual avatar and the virtual shadow, and generating a feedback score based on the amount of overlap.. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278506

Backpack with closure mechanisms

A bag, such as a backpack, is provided having first and second closure mechanisms. The backpack includes an opening at the top end of the bag, with the first and the second closure mechanisms configured to selectively secure and close the opening. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278491

Duffel bag

A duffel bag includes a main compartment having a set of walls and an accessory storage compartment coupled to an outward-facing surface of at least one wall of the set of walls. The accessory storage compartment has one or more walls that define an accessory storage space between the outward-facing surface and the one or more walls of the accessory storage compartment. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278485

Efficient die cutting pattern for footwear manufacture

A cutting die for cutting a plurality of parts of an article of footwear from a bulk material. The cutting die includes a first cutting member that cuts a first part of the article of footwear from the bulk material. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278484

Article of footwear with self-cleaning surface

An article of footwear having a self-cleaning surface and a method of making an article of footwear are disclosed. The article of footwear may generally include a sole plate having cleats associated with resilient members. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278482

Customization of inner sole board

An inner sole board having varying regions of flexibility is provided for use in an article of footwear. The inner sole board may include different materials along its length at different locations that vary its flexibility. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278480

Article of footwear with fluid-filled chamber lacking an inflation channel and method for making the same

An article of footwear is provided having a pressurized fluid-filled chamber in the sole structure having a continuous perimeter weld and lacking an inflation channel. The chamber may be formed from opposing polymer sheets, a continuous perimeter weld lacking a weld channel bonding the sheets and forming an interior void between the sheets, and a fluid disposed within the interior void exerting outward pressure on the sheets. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278479

Article of footwear having adjustable sole structure

The present disclosure is directed to an article of footwear. The article of footwear having an upper for receiving a foot and a sole structure secured to the upper. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278478

Article of footwear with sole member

An article of footwear has a sole member with an exposed central torsion bar or rod connecting the heel region of the sole member to the forefoot region of the sole member. The torsion bar or rod may be supported at either end by sockets of the sole member. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278477

Article of footwear with a marking system

An article of footwear with a marking system is disclosed. The marking system is configured to help locate one or more portions of a foot during training of an athlete. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278462

Knitted component with adjustable knitted portion

An article may include a base structure with a strand and an adjustment member. The adjustment member may include a course with a plurality of loops, and the strand of the base structure may be inlaid within the course of the adjustment member adjacent to a first loop and a second loop of the plurality of loops. ... Nike Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278441

Sock with zones of varying layers

A sock with zones of varying numbers of layers is formed as a single tube on a circular knitting machine. At least one end of the tube is doubled back over a portion of the remainder of the tube to form a double layer first zone. ... Nike Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273152

Portable steaming system for articles of footwear

A steaming system includes a housing with a lid, a steaming compartment, and a heating chamber. The system also includes provisions for generating steam and exposing articles to the steam. ... Nike Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272458

Motorized tensioning system with sensors

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

09/22/16 / #20160272358

Display packaging

A display packaging for maintaining an object includes a pair of opposing side panels each having a void therein with a perimeter defined by a curved edge of each side panel. The side panels are flexibly attached to a top front panel and a bottom front panel at fold lines. ... Nike Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272357

Display packaging

A display packaging for receiving and containing a spherical object includes a series of interconnected triangular panels with alternating orientations looped in a circular fashion. Base edges of the triangular panels form pentagonal edges to define two opposing pentagonal voids that expose a substantial portion of two sides of a contained spherical object to allow a consumer to visually inspect and/or feel the spherical object. ... Nike Inc

09/22/16 / #20160271847

Process for foaming thermoplastic elastomers

A foamed article is made by infusing the article of thermoplastic elastomer with a supercritical fluid, then removing the article from the supercritical fluid and either (i) immersing the article in a heated fluid or (ii) irradiating the article with infrared or microwave radiation.. . ... Nike Inc

09/22/16 / #20160270484

Article of footwear with a fastening system

An article of footwear including a fastening system is disclosed. The fastening system is adjustable and includes portions that can be directly attached to the article. ... Nike Inc

09/22/16 / #20160270480

Article of footwear with a marking system

An article of footwear with a marking system is disclosed. The marking system is configured to help locate one or more portions of a foot during training of an athlete. ... Nike Inc

09/22/16 / #20160270478

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

09/22/16 / #20160270476

Article of footwear having a polygon lug sole pattern

Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include one or more of: (a) an upper; (b) a sole structure including a midsole and an outsole, the outsole having a plurality of polygonal lugs arranged about a base surface of the outsole. The outsole may include one or more regions wherein the characteristics of a portion of the lugs within a region differ from the characteristics of a portion of the lugs in another region. ... Nike Inc

09/22/16 / #20160270475

Multi-density midsole and plate system

A sole structure and an article of footwear that includes an upper midsole component, a lower midsole component, and a plate. The lower midsole component includes a raised portion that acts as a fulcrum or pivot point. ... Nike Inc

09/15/16 / #20160263851

Method of manufacturing sole assembly with camouflage appearance

A method of manufacturing a sole assembly includes using a jig with a first mold assembly to distribute pellets a first material into a recess of a first mold member of the first mold assembly. A second material is injected into the first mold assembly, and the first mold assembly is heated to form a first preform. ... Nike Inc

09/15/16 / #20160263464

Putter selection aid

A putter selection aid includes a mat having a ball placement indicia, a stroke line extending through the ball placement indicia, and three demarcated areas. The first demarcated area is spaced from the stroke line by a first mean distance (d1), the second demarcated area is spaced from the stroke line by a second mean distance (d2), and the third demarcated area is spaced from the stroke line by a third mean distance (d3), where d1<d2<d3. ... Nike Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262493

Spacer textile materials and methods for manufacturing the spacer textile materials

A spacer textile material may include a first layer, a second layer, and a plurality of connecting members extending between and joining the first layer and the second layer. The connecting members may form a series of at least ten rows that are separated by spaces. ... Nike Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262491

Auxetic structures and footwear with soles having auxetic structures

An article of footwear has an auxetic sole structure that includes a plurality of apertures. The apertures may include ten sides in an initial configuration, and the number of sides may increase in a second configuration when a force is applied. ... Nike Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262488

Split-sole footwear

An article of footwear including a textile upper and a split sole, the split sole having a forefoot portion and a heel portion separated by a gap under the instep portion of the article of footwear. An x-shaped bridge arches over the wearer's foot and connects the forefoot portion of the split sole to the heel portion of the split sole. ... Nike Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262485

Motorized shoe with gesture control

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

09/08/16 / #20160258086

Circular knitted garment for lower torso

Present aspects hereof are directed to a circular knitted garment for a lower torso, formed from a circular knitted tube of fabric. In some aspects, a bottom edge of the tubular fabric body includes an arched front cutout with generally convergent legs, and an arched back cutout with generally divergent legs. ... Nike Inc

09/08/16 / #20160256739

Dynamic sampling in sports equipment

Analysis of sporting equipment characteristics may be analyzed using dynamic sampling rates. For example, analyzing a golf swing may include the use of one or more sensors providing data at various sampling rates. ... Nike Inc

09/08/16 / #20160255912

Article of footwear with base plate having structure and studs

An article of footwear with a base plate having a structure and studs is disclosed. The structure may moderate stud pressure and enhance support during the first step of sprinting, quick directional changes, and backward movement. ... Nike Inc

09/08/16 / #20160255885

Protective covering with transitioning coupling region

A protective covering is provided having a central protective plate portion and a terminal edge portion encircling the central protective plate portion. A coupling region is interposed between the terminal edge portion and the central protective plate portion. ... Nike Inc

09/01/16 / #20160250522

Multi-layer golf ball

A multi-layer golf ball that provides a consistent feel when struck with different golf clubs has a core center having a diameter d1 and a hardness h1; a first intermediate layer outward from and surrounding the core center; a second intermediate layer outward from and surrounding the first intermediate layer having a diameter d3 and a hardness h3; and a cover outward from and surrounding the second intermediate layer; wherein the ratio of h3 to d3 is at least about 94% of the ratio of h1 to d1 (h3/d3≧0.94 h1/d1).. . ... Nike Inc

09/01/16 / #20160249709

Rigid cantilevered stud

Articles of footwear may include selectively engageable traction elements that engage with a surface or the ground during certain activities and do not engage with the surface or the ground during other activities. The selectively engageable traction elements are caused to engage with the ground or surface when a portion of the footwear is flexed. ... Nike Inc

09/01/16 / #20160249686

Method including footwear and sock having aligning indicia

A footwear system may include a first article of footwear including a first sole structure and a first upper secured to the first sole structure, the first upper defining a first opening configured to receive a foot of a wearer. The first upper may include a first indicia portion disposed adjacent to the first opening. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244912

Supercritical fluid rolled or spooled material finishing

Methods are directed to the use of a supercritical fluid for performing a dyeing of a material such that dye from a first material is used to dye a second material. A supercritical fluid is passed through a first material in a pressurized vessel. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244911

Supercritical fluid material finishing

Methods are directed to the use of a supercritical fluid for finishing a target material with a finishing material. One or more variables selected from temperature, pressure, flow rate, and time are manipulated to increase efficiencies in the finishing process. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244909

Supercriticial fluid material scouring

Supercritical fluid (“scf”) is used to scour a target material to leave scour elements, such as oligomers and oils from the target material. Carbon dioxide (“co2”) is introduced into a pressure vessel also containing the target material to be scoured. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160243792

Adaptive material article system

An adaptive material garment system includes a number of components to effectively transport and exhaust moisture and thermal energy while protecting the wearer from undesired levels of air permeability. Therefore, an adaptive material responsive to stimuli, such as moisture, is used as a base layer against a wearer's skin. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242510

Last with retractable pins

A last assembly includes a plurality of retractable pins and a plurality of vacuum holes, both acting to hold footwear segments to the last assembly to facilitate manufacturing of, or modification to, an article of footwear. A method of making or modifying an article of footwear includes placing footwear segments on the last assembly by associating an extension portion of at least one footwear segment with the retractable pins, modifying the footwear segments and then removing the extension portion.. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242505

Article of footwear incorporating printed portions

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. The upper includes elongated members extending from a lower peripheral portion that mechanically connect the upper to a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242503

Article of footwear having an upper with connectors for attaching to a sole structure

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. The upper includes elongated members extending from a lower peripheral portion that mechanically connect the upper to a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242502

Article of footwear with a lattice sole structure

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. The sole structure can be manufactured using a customized cushioning sole system. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242501

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

08/25/16 / #20160242500

Wrestling shoe with textile on toe cap

An article of footwear has a toe cap having fibers on the surface to provide a slip region of reduced friction. The toe cap may be formed integrally with an outsole. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242499

Asymmetric torsion plate and composite sole structure for article of footwear

A composite sole structure for an article of footwear includes a bottom component and an intermediate component. Each of the intermediate component and the bottom component includes a protruding portion that forms a concave contour on the top surface and a corresponding convex contour on the bottom surface of the component, where the protruding portion includes at least a first portion that forms a continuous trough at least from a medial side of the forefoot region, e.g., from a medial side of a toe split, to a lateral side of the heel region, e.g., a heel strike region. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242491

Article of footwear incorporating an illuminable panel

An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper includes an illuminable panel and a plurality of strands positioned to extend adjacent and parallel to the illuminable panel. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242474

Cold-weather apparel item

A cold-weather apparel item configured to promote breathability, provide warmth, and minimize distractions is provided herein. The cold-weather apparel item is formed from a composite fabric that is breathable and repels water. ... Nike Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242469

Layered thumbhole structure

A sleeve cuff is provided for a sleeve comprising an anterior patch affixed to the sleeve and covering at least a portion of a cutout in the sleeve, a distal strap affixed to the sleeve and spanning over at least a portion of a cutout in the sleeve, and the distal strap overlapping at least a portion of the anterior patch to form an aperture for receiving a thumb therethrough. The sleeve cuff has a plurality of configurations, including at least a closed configuration where the aperture is closed and minimizes the wearer's exposure to wind and air elements therethrough, and an opened configuration where the aperture is opened and minimizes the air penetration around the received thumb.. ... Nike Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235164

Method of making an article of footwear with a last having retractable pins

A last assembly includes a plurality of retractable pins and a plurality of vacuum holes, both acting to hold footwear segments to the last assembly to facilitate manufacturing of, or modification to, an article of footwear. A method of making or modifying an article of footwear includes placing footwear segments on the last assembly by associating an extension portion of at least one footwear segment with the retractable pins, modifying the footwear segments and then removing the extension portion.. ... Nike Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235162

Article of footwear with elongated shock absorbing heel system

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

08/18/16 / #20160235147

Cold weather vented garment

The present invention relates to breathable, vented, and insulating cold weather garments. More particularly, the present invention relates to garments with chambers to retain an insulating fill material. ... Nike Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235126

Article of apparel with enhanced mobility portions

An article of apparel having enhanced mobility portions is provided herein for an upper torso of a wearer. The article of apparel may comprise a front panel affixed to a back panel. ... Nike Inc

08/11/16 / #20160229143

Method of manufacturing a fluid-filled chamber with a tensile element

A method of manufacturing a fluid-filled chamber with a tensile element includes manufacturing a tensile element and incorporating the tensile element into a chamber. A first material layer, a second material layer, and a spacing structure having a plurality of support portions and a plurality of gaps may be stacked. ... Nike Inc

08/11/16 / #20160227884

Track-and-field athletic shoes with auto bankable spikes

The present disclosure discloses track-and-field athletic shoes and sole structures for such track shoes. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, the sole structures may include one or more spike assemblies with movable spikes that enhance the grip of the track shoe over an entire course, including when banking on a turn, and that positions a runners foot in a more natural position relative to the runners center or mass while banking.. ... Nike Inc

08/11/16 / #20160227883

Footwear having coverable motorized adjustment system

An article of footwear may include a motorized tensioning system including a tensile member and a motorized tightening device attached to an outer surface of the article of footwear, the tightening device configured to apply tension in the tensile member to adjust the size of an internal void defined by the article of footwear. The article of footwear may also include a tightening device cover configured to be removably attached to the article of footwear over the tightening device.. ... Nike Inc

08/11/16 / #20160227881

Article of footwear with multiple layers

An article of footwear has a multi-layer upper, where the outermost layers of the upper are cut into a pattern. The cut portions of the upper are mounted on a contiguous substrate layer so that the edges of the cut portions are visible and perceptible to touch. ... Nike Inc

08/11/16 / #20160227857

Vented cooling garment

Concepts provided are directed to garments and methods of making garments with enhanced cooling and airflow. The garments created are provided with airflow channels by lifting the garment off from the skin of a wearer. ... Nike Inc

08/11/16 / #20160227846

Bra with support portions

A bra having one or more flexible elastomeric support strips is provided herein. The support strips are affixed to one or more of an outer-facing surface of the breast cups of the bra or to an inner-facing surface of the breast cups of the bra such that they provide support to at least the under portions of a wearer's breasts.. ... Nike Inc

08/11/16 / #20160227845

Sport bra with moisture-transporting molded cups

Different molding materials and methods are provided for producing a sport bra having moisture-transporting molded bra cups. The different molding materials comprise foams having different average cell sizes, fibers having different average deniers per filament, injection-molding materials having different degrees of hydrophilicity, and different hydrophilic treatments. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160225052

Methods and systems 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

08/04/16 / #20160223580

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

08/04/16 / #20160221358

System and method for aligning and printing a graphic on an article

A flexible manufacturing system for an article of footwear includes a printing system for printing graphics onto the footwear. The flexible manufacturing system also includes a projection system for aligning a projected graphic with a predetermined portion of the article prior to printing the graphic to the article. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219985

Automatic lacing system

An article of footwear with an automatic lacing system is disclosed. The automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219983

Lace engaging structures and other features for articles of footwear and other foot-receiving devices

Uppers for articles of footwear (or foot-covering members for other foot-receiving devices) include: (a) an upper member including medial and lateral side portions, each side portion including at least one pair of slots spaced in a top-to-bottom direction and (b) a first strap portion that extends between and through each of the medial slots and the lateral slots such that the first strap portion is exposed between the pair of medial slots and between the pair of lateral slots and such that the first strap portion extends across the instep opening. One, two, or more other “strap portions” may be provided, e.g., that extend between additional pairs of medial and lateral slots and across the instep opening. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219982

Article of footwear having printed structures

An article of footwear having printed structures disposed on the article by a three-dimensional printer is disclosed. The printed structures include extended portions and fastener receiving portions. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219981

Articles of footwear that include one or more concealable display areas

Articles of footwear include a footwear component having an exterior surface; and at least a first flap member engaged with the footwear component. The first flap member includes an outer perimeter having a secured portion and an unsecured portion, and wherein the unsecured portion is movable between a closed position in which a first display area is at least partially concealed and an open position in which the first display area is exposed. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219980

Sole structures that include portions with different herringbone traction pattern arrangements

Sole structures for articles of footwear include herringbone type contact surface portions wherein at least two of the herringbone contact surface portions include herringbone traction element components that are oriented in different directions and/or two herringbone contact surface portions separated from one another by an arch area of the sole.. . ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219979

Article of footwear having an auxetic structure

A sole structure that includes at least one auxetic structure and methods of making are disclosed. A sole structure includes a plate, a first cleat, and an auxetic structure. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219978

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

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

08/04/16 / #20160219975

Article of footwear having an integrally formed auxetic structure

A sole structure that includes at least one auxetic structure and methods of making are disclosed. A sole structure includes a sole having an upper surface and a base surface. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219967

Article with illuminating surface

An article of footwear includes an upper assembly with an upper and an upper covering member. The upper covering member includes a lighting panel layer capable of illuminating the upper covering member. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219966

Method for forming a seamless knitted abutment

A method for forming a seamless knitted abutment may include a joining thread. The joining thread may extend between a first portion and a second portion in a first orientation. ... Nike Inc

08/04/16 / #20160219956

Articles of apparel utilizing targeted venting or heat retention zones that may be defined based on thermal profiles

Garments may include targeted vent or heat retention zones including openings or heat insulation areas in the fabric of various different sizes. The locations and sizes of these openings or heat insulation areas, at least in part, may be determined based on a thermal profile of a body from which the garment is designed. ... Nike Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213974

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

07/28/16 / #20160213132

Bag with removable compartment

A bag includes a removable compartment. The removable compartment might be releasably connected to the bag using various mechanisms, and in one aspect, a zipper with overlapping portions attaches the removable compartment to the rest of the bag and provides access to a storage compartment of the bag.. ... Nike Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213095

Woven footwear upper with integrated tensile strands

Aspects hereof relate to a footwear upper formed from a plurality of tensile strands interwoven with a webbing material. The upper may have a bootie configuration. ... Nike Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213091

Sole structures and articles of footwear having a lightweight midsole member with protective elements

Sole structures for articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include a relatively soft and lightweight foam midsole component partially covered by at least one more rigid and/or dense cage (protective) component(s) and/or other protective component(s).. . ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160210068

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

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

07/21/16 / #20160208421

Method of simultaneously knitting opposing sides of an article of footwear

A method of knitting a knitted component for an article of footwear includes performing a pass of at least one yarn feeder along a longitudinal axis relative to first and second needle beds of a knitting machine. The method includes feeding at least one yarn with the at least one feeder during the pass. ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206930

Sport ball casing and methods of manufacturing the casing

A sport ball may include a casing and a bladder located within the casing. The casing may include a plurality of panel elements joined to each other with welds, and portions of the panel elements that include the welds may project toward an interior of the ball. ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206061

Convertible carrying bag

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

07/21/16 / #20160206049

Shape memory polymer footwear last

A dynamic footwear last constructed from a shape memory polymer (smp) material is disclosed. A single dynamic smp footwear last may be repeatedly adapted to change into any size and shape with accuracy and reliability thereby dramatically reducing the total inventory of footwear lasts required at a particular footwear manufacturing facility.. ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206046

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

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

07/21/16 / #20160206045

Article of footwear incorporating a forefoot toe wrap

An article of footwear may include an upper having an extended portion. The extended portion extends from a first side of the upper. ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206044

Article of footwear with mesh structure

An article of footwear includes a mesh structure. The mesh structure can be formed from a plurality of cords that are arranged in a mesh pattern or can be formed using a knitting process. ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206042

Knit article of footwear with customized midsole and customized cleat arrangement

Method for producing a customized midsole and a customized cleat representation for an article of footwear comprising a knit outsole. The method includes obtaining information relating to a customized cleat arrangement in a knit outsole and other information relating to a midsole customized to the user's foot and having cleat reinforcements arranged to match the cleat arrangement on the knit outsole. ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206041

Laminate and method for making laminate

A method of insert molding comprises placing in a first mold a curable rubber composition comprising a reactive species; placing on a surface of the rubber composition a first thermoplastic material in a film or layer comprising a group reactive with the reactive species of the rubber composition; curing the rubber composition in the mold to form a first molded article of cured rubber having a first thermoplastic material layer covalently bonded through reactive of the reactive species and the group; placing the first molded article as an insert into a second mold, the cured rubber contacting an inside surface of the second mold and the thermoplastic layer facing into the second mold cavity; closing the second mold and injecting into the second mold a second thermoplastic material that to form a second molded article comprising the first molded article thermally welded and/or covalently bonded to the second thermoplastic material.. . ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206040

Sole system for an article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with a one-piece knit outsole and a tensile element

An article of footwear including a sole system, including an upper and the sole system. The sole system includes a knitted component incorporating a one-piece knit outsole. ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206039

Sole system for an article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with a one-piece knit outsole

An article of footwear including a sole system, including an upper and the sole system. The sole system includes a knitted component incorporating a one-piece knit outsole. ... Nike Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206027

Article of apparel with material elements having a reversible structure

An article of apparel is disclosed that is at least partially formed from a material element having a substrate and a plurality of projections. The substrate has a first surface and an opposite second surface. ... Nike Inc

07/14/16 / #20160203647

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

07/14/16 / #20160199719

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

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

07/14/16 / #20160199706

Golf club and golf club head structures

A golf club head has a body defining a ball striking face. The body further has a first leg extending away from the ball striking face and a second leg extending away from the ball striking face wherein a void is defined between the first leg and the second leg. ... Nike Inc

07/14/16 / #20160199705

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

07/14/16 / #20160198796

Composite upper for shoe with selectively disposed bonding agent

Footwear fabrication methods are disclosed, having reduced material consumption and/or waste requirements, compared to conventional methods, as well as the footwear articles made by such methods. The fabrication methods and articles are characterized by the selective use of a bonding agent, in the form of a powder or tackified (e.g., preheated) powder, to bond various material panels, such substrate, mesh, and/or skin panels in the formation of a composite panel (e.g., a bonded mesh composite panel), which may in turn be used to provide a footwear upper and ultimately an article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196326

Energy expenditure calculation using data from multiple devices

Aspects relate to athletic metric values from data received from different sources having different devices that employ different processes to calculate the values. Data may be received from a connected device that utilizes a first operating protocol, and be received by a device utilizing a second operating protocol. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160196325

Energy expenditure calculation using data from multiple devices

Aspects relate to athletic metric values from data received from different sources having different devices that employ different processes to calculate the values. Data may be received from a connected device that utilizes a first operating protocol, and be received by a device utilizing a second operating protocol. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160195440

System and method for analyzing athletic activity

Various sensor systems are described herein, including inserts having sensors thereon, which are configured to be received in an article of footwear. The inserts may be connected to a sole member of the footwear, or may function as a sole member. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160193510

Golf club assembly and golf club with aerodynamic features

A golf club head includes a body member having a ball striking face, a crown, a toe, a heel, a sole, a rear, and a hosel region. The heel includes an airfoil-like surface shaped like the leading edge of an airfoil that extends over a majority of the length of the heel. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160192742

Cleated article of footwear

An article of footwear may include an upper, a sole, and a removable cleat member. The sole may include at least one base member disposed in the sole, the base member including a fastener receiving portion, the fastener receiving portion may include at least one female thread. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160192739

Sole system having 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

07/07/16 / #20160192737

Article of footwear with first and second outsole components and method of manufacturing an article of footwear

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a midsole including a polymeric bladder element enclosing a fluid-filled interior cavity, a first outsole component secured to a bottom surface and to a side surface of the polymeric bladder element, and a second outsole component. The first outsole component includes a first base, and a wall integral with the first base. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160192736

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external thermoplastic hydrogel film that compositionally includes polyurethane copolymer chains. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160192735

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external hydrogel film that compositionally includes a crosslinked polymeric network having a plurality of copolymer chains with one or more hard segments physically crosslinked to other hard segments of the copolymer chains, and one or more hydrophilic soft segments covalently bonded to the hard segments. ... Nike Inc

07/07/16 / #20160192734

Laminate and method for making laminate

A method of insert molding comprises placing in a first mold a curable rubber composition comprising a reactive species; placing on a surface of the rubber composition a first thermoplastic material in a film or layer comprising a group reactive with the reactive species of the rubber composition; curing the rubber composition in the mold to form a first molded article of cured rubber having a first thermoplastic material layer covalently bonded through reactive of the reactive species and the group; placing the first molded article as an insert into a second mold, the cured rubber contacting an inside surface of the second mold and the thermoplastic layer facing into the second mold cavity; closing the second mold and injecting into the second mold a second thermoplastic material that to form a second molded article comprising the first molded article thermally welded and/or covalently bonded to the second thermoplastic material.. . ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160168774

Nonwoven material, method of making same, and articles incorporating the nonwoven material

A method for making a nonwoven material includes dispensing fiber particles onto a substrate. The substrate may be shaped or flat. ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166893

Golf club head or other ball striking device with removable face and/or internal support structure

A ball striking device has a head that includes a face member having a striking surface and an inner surface opposite the striking surface, and a body member connected to the face member, where the body member includes a crown portion and a supporting structure. The face member includes a frame portion connected to the supporting structure and forming at least a portion of an outer periphery of the striking surface, where the frame portion includes a mounting structure, and a face plate connected to the mounting structure to form at least a portion of a central region of the striking face. ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166011

Portable manufacturing system for articles of footwear

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

06/16/16 / #20160166010

Last system for articles with braided components

A last system and a method of making the last system are disclosed. The last system includes a last member and an exterior layer. ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166009

Articles of footwear

Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include: (a) an upper; (b) a rear heel strap member engaged with or integrally formed with the upper and including: (i) a rear heel element, (ii) a lateral side strap element, and (iii) a medial side strap element; (c) a first strap member extending along the medial side of the upper, wherein the first strap member includes at least one structure for engaging a lace; (d) a second strap member extending along the lateral side of the upper, wherein the second strap member includes at least two structures for engaging the lace; (e) a tensioning system for engaging the medial side strap element with the first strap member; (f) another tensioning system for engaging the lateral side strap element with the second strap member; and (g) a sole structure.. . ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166007

Braided article with internal midsole structure

A method of making an article of footwear includes temporarily attaching a midsole structure to a last and inserting the midsole structure and footwear last through a braiding machine. A braided structure in the form of an upper is formed. ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166000

Last system for braiding footwear

An article of footwear can include a braided upper. The structure of the braided upper may be manufactured using an article forming member and a braiding apparatus. ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160165992

Cooling assembly

A cooling headgear is disclosed. Absorbent material within the headgear retains cold water. ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160165979

Lightweight and breathable glove structures

Gloves, including athletic gloves, may include: (a) a front member, e.g., made from leather; (b) a rear member made from a mesh material (e.g., stretchable mesh) engaged with the front member for covering a back of a hand, wherein the rear member includes at least one support member fused to the mesh material of the rear member, wherein the support member is formed from a material (e.g., a tpu) that is less stretchable than the mesh material to which it is fused; (c) a thumb element engaged at least in part with the front member; (d) a closure system; and/or (e) one or more elastic components extending along a wrist area. The support member(s) may form at least one continuous, unbroken path across the rear member. ... Nike Inc

06/16/16 / #20160165977

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

06/09/16 / #20160159076

Shoe customization system having interchangeable platens

Heat press platens for a shoe customization/decoration system and a method of using the same are disclosed. The platens may be quickly interchanged to allow the same equipment to be used to dye shoes of different sizes. ... Nike Inc

06/09/16 / #20160159025

Articulated mold assembly and method of use thereof

An apparatus for molding articles includes a first mold carrier configured to angularly displace relative to a fixed structure from a first molding position to first accessing position and a second mold carrier traveling with the first mold carrier and configured to angularly displace relative to the first mold carrier from a second molding position to a second accessing position. The first mold carrier may be pivotably coupled to the fixed structure; the second mold carrier may be slidably and rotatably coupled to the first mold carrier. ... Nike Inc

06/09/16 / #20160158612

Golf club and golf club head structures

Golf clubs and golf club heads having a weight member that is configurable in multiple positions to alter the performance characteristics of the golf club head are presented. In some examples, the weight member may be arranged in a sole of the golf club head and may include ends having different weighting characteristics. ... Nike Inc

06/09/16 / #20160158604

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

06/09/16 / #20160157588

Bag with multiple access points

A backpack includes a main storage compartment and possibly a plurality of accessory storage compartments that are accessible by opening any one or more side walls. The side walls are connected by zippers that converge at a centralized access point, such that zones or spaces of the backpack are accessible in a focused manner.. ... Nike Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157558

Footwear with auxetic ground engaging members

An article of footwear may include an outer member comprising a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the outer surface of an outer member. Ground engaging members may be auxetic structures that can increase their dimensions in a direction that is orthogonal to the direction of applied force or tension. ... Nike Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157557

Footwear with flexible auxetic sole structure

An article of footwear may include a sole structure comprising an outer member and a plurality of ground engaging members, including a first ground engaging member. The ground engaging members extend substantially downward from the outer surface of a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157556

Article of footwear for running and cycling

An article of footwear may include a sole and a stability element. The sole may have a receiving channel extending from a sole bottom surface toward a sole top surface. ... Nike Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157553

Footwear with flexible auxetic ground engaging members

An article of footwear may include an outer member comprising a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the outer surface of an outer member. Ground engaging members, or cleats, may be auxetic structures that can increase their dimensions in a direction that is orthogonal to the direction of applied force or tension. ... Nike Inc

06/02/16 / #20160151687

Golf club heads or other ball striking devices having distributed impact response

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the face. The body has an impact-influencing structure in the form of a channel positioned on at least one surface of the body. ... Nike Inc

06/02/16 / #20160151686

Golf club heads or other ball striking devices having distributed impact response

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the face. The body has an impact-influencing structure in the form of a channel positioned on at least one surface of the body. ... Nike Inc

06/02/16 / #20160151685

Golf club heads or other ball striking devices having distributed impact response

A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the face. The body has an impact-influencing structure in the form of a channel positioned on at least one surface of the body. ... Nike Inc

06/02/16 / #20160151676

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

06/02/16 / #20160151671

Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality and trend tracking

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

06/02/16 / #20160150870

Compressible running bag

Present aspects hereof are directed to a compressible backpack having a plurality of compressible flanges that shift along a vertical axis of the compressible bag upon tensioning of at least one bag tether. In some aspects, a locking mechanism restricts travel of the bag tethers in a first direction, while permitting travel in a second direction upon triggering a locking release.. ... Nike Inc

06/02/16 / #20160150856

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

06/02/16 / #20160150855

Sole structure for an article of footwear having hollow polymeric elements and method of manufacturing same

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a sole component having a plurality of hollow polymeric elements in contact with one another or with binder between the hollow polymeric elements and fixed relative to one another. Each of the hollow polymeric elements defines a sealed, fluid-filled internal cavity capable of retaining fluid at a predetermined pressure. ... Nike Inc

06/02/16 / #20160150853

Footwear with power kick plate

An article of footwear that includes an upper that secures the article of footwear to a wearer. The footwear also includes a sole assembly that is operably coupled to the upper. ... Nike Inc

06/02/16 / #20160150851

Article of footwear with an indicator for a heating system

An indicator for a heated article of footwear that includes an outer shell and a removable inner liner is described. The inner liner includes a heating system with an indicator disposed on a forefoot region of the inner liner. ... Nike Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145783

Thermoplastic non-woven textile elements

A non-woven textile may be formed from a plurality of thermoplastic polymer filaments. The non-woven textile may have a first region and a second region, with the filaments of the first region being fused to a greater degree than the filaments of the second region. ... Nike Inc

05/26/16 / #20160144280

Gaming environment reward system

Systems and methods to track users' progression through an activity simulation, which may resemble related sporting events, are provided. One or more performance levels with respect to one or more measurable parameters may be monitored during the same or different times. ... Nike Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143396

Lacing system with guide elements

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

05/26/16 / #20160143395

Upper with sensory feedback

An article of footwear includes projection members providing sensory feedback. The projection members are disposed on a base layer which is attached to an upper of an article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143392

Tethered fluid-filled chambers

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

05/26/16 / #20160143391

Sole structures and articles of footwear having a lightweight midsole with segmented protective elements

Sole structures for articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include: (a) a lightweight foam midsole component for supporting the foot; and (b) a plurality of heavier and/or denser cage components covering selected areas of the midsole component. Spaces are provided between the cage components. ... Nike Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143390

Article of footwear with rod support system

An article of footwear has a sole with a forefoot portion, a midfoot portion, and a heel portion. The sole has a ground-facing side and a foot-facing side opposite the ground-facing side. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160140867

Fatigue indices and uses thereof

Example embodiments may relate to a system, method, apparatus, and computer readable media configured for monitoring a user performing an athletic movement and/or exercise and generating a fatigue value. Fatigue values may be determined for different groups. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160136912

Decorated sole elements for articles of footwear and processes for making thereof

A method of forming a decorated midsole element for articles of footwear includes obtaining a decorated film having one or more graphic elements applied to a first surface of the film and placing the decorated film in a mold. A midsole element is obtained and placed in the mold, and pressure is applied to the mold to form a midsole element having a decorated surface. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160136882

Athletic band with removable module

A manufacturing method uses a main body piece formed of an elastic fabric material and having a first portion having a first end, a second portion having a second end opposite the first end, and two side ends extending between the first and second ends. A bonding material is placed in contact with the first and/or second portions, arranged in lines extending in a direction between the first and second ends. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160136856

Method of making a golf ball with lattice reinforced layer

Methods of making a golf ball that includes a lattice reinforced layer, which is a layer made of at least two materials with different properties, includes various injection and compression molding steps. In some embodiments, the lattice reinforced layer is manufactured using a shutoff molding technique so that the entire lattice reinforced layer is molded in the same mold. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160136783

Sodium bicarbonate puck cleaning and painting

An article of footwear is made by (a) providing a component having a contaminant on a receiving area of a surface; (b) blast cleaning the receiving area of the surface by propelling an abrasive alkali, alkaline earth, or ammonium compound in a pressurized gas stream against the receiving area; (c) applying a pressurized gas stream free of the abrasive compound, liquid water, and organic liquid to the receiving area to remove any residual abrasive compound from the receiving area of the surface to produce a cleaned receiving area; (d) applying a layer of material to the cleaned receiving area, wherein the material is selected from the group consisting of adhesives and coating compositions; and (e) incorporating the component into an article of footwear.. . ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160136489

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

05/19/16 / #20160136485

Multi-layer golf ball with bladder core

The present disclosure is directed to a golf ball and a method for manufacturing a golf ball including a bladder core. In at least one embodiment, the bladder core includes an ethyl vinyl alcohol copolymer layer combined with multiple layers of thermoplastic polyurethane or other material to prevent leakage. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135743

Athletic band with removable module

A performance monitoring system includes an athletic band or other article of apparel worn by a user, with a pocket supported by the article and defining a cavity, where the pocket has a sensor opening extending through an inner wall of the pocket and an access opening providing access to the cavity. The system also includes an electronic module received in the cavity such that the module can be inserted and removed from the cavity through the access opening. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135742

Athletic band with removable module

A band includes a tubular body defining a central passage, where the tubular body is configured to be worn on a user's body such that a portion of the user's body is received in the central passage, and a housing formed of a polymer material and connected to the tubular body. The housing defines a cavity and an access opening providing access to the cavity, and the housing is configured to removably receive an electronic module in the cavity through the access opening. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135696

Athletic band with removable module

Methods of detecting and reducing error of athletic sensor readouts are disclosed. Methods relate to receiving properties, such as an athlete's body mass index and a physiological property, such as heart rate. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135695

Athletic band with removable module

A device for monitoring athletic activity of a user. In one example, the device has a sensor, and executes a calibration process using data received from the sensor to determine a correct positioning of the device on the user.. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135546

Method of using an inflatable member to customize an article

A method of using an inflatable member to customize an article is described. An inflatable member includes at least one adjustable portion. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135545

Regrind polyurethane with glycol or polyol additive

A surface element including a recycled polyurethane and a glycol or polyol additive is provided. The surface element has an increased tearability as compared to the recycled polyurethane. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135543

Upper for an article of footwear

An upper for an article of footwear is provided. The upper can include a multi-layered outer portion having a first region that includes a first, second, and third layer, and a second region that includes the first and third layers. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135541

Sole arrangement with 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 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

05/19/16 / #20160135540

Outsole with grip reduction extension members

The present invention is directed to an outsole for footwear that reduces grip and enables controlled slippage on a surface during wear. The outsole includes a plurality of low profile tread projections, each tread projection having at least one long, thin, and flexible extension member. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135538

Article of footwear with ribbed footbed

An article of footwear configured for prolonged casual and non-casual uses having an upper configured for easy installation and removal of the article of footwear with or without the use of fasteners, a sole, and a substantially continuous series of alternating ribs and grooves on a footbed of the sole extending from a forefoot region to a heel region. The ribs and grooves have base widths that are greater in an arch region of the footbed than the forefoot and heel regions of the footbed. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135536

Decorated sole elements for articles of footwear and processes for making thereof

A method of forming a decorated midsole element for articles of footwear includes obtaining a decorated film having one or more graphic elements applied to a first surface of the film and placing the decorated film in a mold. A midsole element is obtained and placed in the mold, and pressure is applied to the mold to form a midsole element having a decorated surface. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135528

Double-layer trim piece

A knit or woven article of unitary construction for forming a double-layer trim piece is provided. The article includes a first zone having a first set of apertures, a second zone having a second set of apertures, and a third zone interposed between the first zone and the second zone.. ... Nike Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135516

Athletic band with removable module

A band includes a tubular body configured to be worn on a user's body and a pocket supported by the tubular body, where the pocket defines a cavity and has an access opening providing access to the cavity, and where the pocket is configured to removably receive an electronic module in the cavity through the access opening. An input device is connected to the tubular body and has a port exposed to the cavity of the band, where the port is configured for removable connection to a connector of the electronic module when the electronic module is received in the cavity. ... Nike Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131805

Deformed lenticular material graphics for an article of footwear upper

The present aspect is directed to lenticular material having both partially deformed lenticules and intact lenticules extending from a substrate. The intact lenticules operate to create an optical effect to enhance background graphical elements placed upon a substrate opposite the intact lenticules. ... Nike Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129318

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

05/12/16 / #20160129308

Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality and streak tracking

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

05/12/16 / #20160128859

Forearm and wrist support sleeve

A wrist and forearm sleeve is adjustable to provide varying amounts of compression and support at different positions along the wrist and forearm. Among other things, the sleeve might include an elastic internal sleeve, an adjustable cuff, and an adjustable sheath. ... Nike Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128434

Conditionally visible bite lines for footwear

A conditionally visible bite line may be demarcated on a shoe upper using at least one of a fluorescent or an infrared (ir)-responsive 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

05/12/16 / #20160128432

Spike for footwear having rigid portion and resilient portion

A spike is operable to be removably coupled to an article of footwear. The spike includes a first portion that is substantially rigid. ... Nike Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128431

Spike for footwear having rigid portion and resilient portion

A spike is operable to be removably coupled to an article of footwear. The spike includes a first portion that is substantially rigid. ... Nike Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128429

Easy access articles of footwear

Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, may include: (a) an upper including an opening through which a leg of a wearer extends, wherein the upper includes a foot insertion opening extending rearwardly and downwardly from a front portion of the leg opening at least to a heel area of the upper; (b) a closure system for releasably closing the foot insertion opening and optionally tightening the shoe on the foot; and (c) a sole structure engaged with the upper. The foot insertion opening widely opens the side and/or rear area of the shoe to allow for easy insertion and removal of a foot. ... Nike Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128425

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

A fluid-filled chamber may include an upper barrier portion, a lower barrier portion, and a tensile member. An upper tensile layer of the tensile member may be secured to the upper barrier portion, and a lower tensile layer of the tensile member may be secured to the lower barrier portion. ... Nike Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128424

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

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

05/12/16 / #20160128402

Glove with hook-and-loop fastener having plural hook and/or loop sections

A glove includes a main body that defines an interior space that is operable to receive at least a portion of the hand of the wearer. The main body includes an opening that divides the main body into a first portion and a second portion. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160125234

Athletic attribute determinations from image data

Systems and methods for determining athletic attributes are disclosed. Aspects of this disclosure relate to determining athletic attributes of an athlete from image data. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122493

Method and flexible lattice foams

A method of making a foamed article, for example a foamed component for an article or footwear, comprises forming a structure of interconnected, unfoamed, thermoplastic polymeric members spaced to define openings between the thermoplastic polymeric members. The structure may be made by printing a thermoplastic polymeric material with a three-dimensional printer. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160121545

Method of making foams using partial molds

A method of making a foamed article, for example a foamed component for an article or footwear, comprises depositing an unfoamed, thermoplastic polymer onto a support surface in a three-dimensional printing process to form an unfoamed article; heating the article to soften the article and infusing the softened article with at least one inert gas at a first pressure greater than atmospheric pressure that is sufficient to cause the at least one inert gas to permeate into the softened article; and reducing the pressure to second pressure below the first pressure while the article is softened to at least partially foam the article, wherein a surface of a partial mold limits foam expansion in at least one direction but less than all directions. The article or a part of the article may be made by printing a thermoplastic polymeric material with a three-dimensional printer in a structure of interconnected, unfoamed, thermoplastic polymeric members spaced to define openings between the thermoplastic polymeric members.. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160121178

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.. . ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160121163

Multi-sensor monitoring of athletic performance

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods, many of which utilize, in some manner, global positioning satellite (“gps”) data, provide data and information to athletes and/or to equipment used by athletes during an athletic event. Such systems and methods may provide route information to athletes and/or their trainers, e.g., for pre-event planning, goal setting, and calibration purposes. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120414

Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot

A device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically measure amounts of time taken by the user to complete respective distance intervals. During the outing, data representing the automatically measured amounts of time may be automatically stored in memory of the device. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120265

Article of footwear with adjustable cleat member

An article of footwear includes a cleat system with removable cleat members. The removable cleat members are fastened onto cleat receiving portions of a sole structure using fasteners. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120264

Strap securing system, e.g., for articles of footwear and other foot-receiving devices

Strap type securing systems, e.g., for footwear or other foot-receiving devices, include a strap support with a slot located between its opposite ends. A slot reinforcement may be provided, e.g., adjacent at least some portions of the slot edge, corners, and/or ends, to prevent the strap support from tearing and/or to provide a stable base for receiving strap tensioning force. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120263

Article of footwear with a midsole assembly having a perimeter bladder element, a method of manufacturing and a mold assembly for same

An article of footwear has a midsole assembly that includes a fluid-filled bladder element having a substantially arc-shaped heel portion and having a lateral arm portion and a medial arm portion spaced from the lateral arm portion. Each of the arm portions extend from the heel portion. ... Nike Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120262

Article of footwear with a midsole assembly having a perimeter bladder element, a method of manufacturing and a mold assembly for same

An article of footwear has a midsole assembly that includes a fluid-filled bladder element having a substantially arc-shaped heel portion and having a lateral arm portion and a medial arm portion spaced from the lateral arm portion. Each of the arm portions extend from the heel portion. ... Nike Inc

04/28/16 / #20160117742

Collaborative activities in on-line commerce

Computer based systems and methods allow collaborative shopping for and/or designing of (e.g., customization) consumer products, such as articles of footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, etc., by plural users using different computing devices. The users' computing devices may be in communication with one another in various manners, such as over networked connections (e.g., a local area network (lan), a wide area network (wan), an internet connection, etc.); via peer-to-peer communications; through a common server or combination of servers that establish a communications link; etc.). ... Nike Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114223

Customizable golf ball and method of providing a customizable golf ball

The present disclosure is directed to a golf ball and a method for providing a golf ball that is customizable by a golfer to achieve a golfer's desired playing characteristics. The customizable golf ball includes multiple layers of customizable thermoplastic or thermoset materials in varying hardness levels that may be assembled by the golfer to achieve a desired feel in play. ... Nike Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114212

Systems for activating electronic devices for operation with athletic equipment

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

04/07/16 / #20160097146

Knit article of apparel and apparel printing system and method

An article of apparel including a tubular knit textile region is provided, as well as an apparel printing system for printing on regions of the tubular knit textile region and related methods. The article of apparel can include a tubular knit textile region having an internal side and an opposite external side configured to be exposed during use, a plurality of yarns in an arrangement of interlocked loops forming parallel rows and channels therebetween, and a printed ink design on its external side. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096085

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 where the face has multiple thickness regions. The face has a center region, an upper region, a lower region, a toe region, and a heel region. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096084

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. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096083

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 where the face has multiple thickness regions. The face has a center region, an upper region, a lower region, a toe region, and a heel region. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096082

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 where the face has multiple thickness regions. The face has a center region, an upper region, a lower region, a toe region, and a heel region. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096081

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. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160096074

Athletic performance user interface

Athletic data may be recorded and displayed using a computing device such as a mobile communication device during performance of physical activity. In some examples, the device may provide options for defining and recording athletic activity performed by the user. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095389

Article of footwear with sensory elements

An article of footwear includes sensory elements. The sensory elements are embedded in an upper of an article of footwear, the upper having a first layer and a second layer. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095388

Spacer textile material with tensile strands that intersect

A spacer textile material has at least a portion of multiple tensile strands 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 strands move freely. In one or more locations, a first tensile strand and a second tensile overlap at an intersection region. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095387

Spacer textile material with channels having multiple tensile strands

A spacer textile material having at least a portion of multiple tensile strands located together 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 strands move freely. The tensile strands may be disposed in the spacer textile material together or they may separate into different portions of the spacer textile. ... Nike Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095385

Article of footwear with one or more auxetic bladders

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

04/07/16 / #20160095380

Article of footwear with medial contact portion

An article of footwear with a medial contact portion disposed on the medial side of the article is described. The medial contact portion includes a plurality of raised elements that extend outwards from the surface of the upper on the medial side. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090670

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with inlaid tensile elements and method of assembly

Various articles may include a knitted component formed of multiple knitted component portions. The knitted component is formed of unitary knit construction and includes multiple tubular rib structures and multiple webbed areas. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160090478

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

03/31/16 / #20160089916

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

03/31/16 / #20160089816

Device for displaying image on apparel

An image displaying device includes a background layer and a display layer. The display layer includes an inner surface and an outer surface. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089579

Multi-layer golf ball

A golf ball has an ionomer resin core center, a cured rubber layer made from (a) an at least 70% cis-1,4 polybutadiene with mooney viscosity (ml1+4(100° c.)) 40, (b) an unsaturated carboxylic acid or metal salt, and (c) a free radical initiator; and a cover including a thermoplastic material. The core center has a diameter of 21-29 mm and a 10-130 kg compression deformation (c) 4 mm. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089578

Thermoplastic multi-layer golf ball

A thermoplastic multi-layer golf ball has a core center having a shell from about 1-6 mm thick defining an interior space about 12-24 mm in diameter, a core layer at least about 5 mm thick outward from the core center, and a cover. The shell includes a first thermoplastic material with first flexural modulus less than about 15,000 psi. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160088904

Footwear incorporating looped tensile strand elements

A tensile strand element for an article of footwear is disclosed. The tensile strand element includes one or more tensile strands secured at their endpoints between the sole and upper of an article of footwear, creating one or more looped portions. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160088902

Footwear incorporating looped tensile strand elements

A tensile strand element for an article of footwear is disclosed. The tensile strand element includes one or more tensile strands secured at their endpoints between the sole and upper of an article of footwear, creating one or more looped portions. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160088899

Article of footwear upper incorporating a textile component with tensile elements

The present embodiments provide an upper. The upper includes a textile component. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160088894

Article of footwear incorporating a lenticular knit structure

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

03/31/16 / #20160088893

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with inlaid tensile elements and method of assembly

Various articles may include a knitted component formed of multiple knitted component portions. The knitted component is formed of unitary knit construction and includes multiple tubular rib structures and multiple webbed areas. ... Nike Inc

03/31/16 / #20160088882

Articulated protective apparatus

Aspects of the present invention relate to a protective apparatus that is comprised of an impact shell and an impact attenuating structure. The impact shell includes two shell portions that are moveably hinged to one another to conform to the underlying protected portion, such as an athlete's shin region. ... Nike Inc

03/24/16 / #20160082329

Golf putter with adjustable counterbalance weight

A golf club includes a tubular shaft, a golf club head affixed to a first end of the tubular shaft, and a grip abutting a second end of the shaft. The golf club further includes an adjustable counterbalance that is insertable within a hollow recess of the grip. ... Nike Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081428

Fluid-filled chamber with a stacked tensile member

A fluid-filled chamber may have a barrier, a stacked tensile member, and a fluid. The barrier may be formed from a polymer material that is sealed to define an interior void. ... Nike Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081424

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

03/24/16 / #20160081420

Article of footwear with customizable stiffness

An article of footwear with customizable stiffness is provided. The article of footwear in the form of a snowboard boot is provided with stiffness elements that are inserted within retaining enclosures disposed on either side of an inner liner of the snowboard boot. ... Nike Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081418

Footwear having sensor system

An article of footwear includes an upper member and a sole structure, with a sensor system connected to the sole structure. The sensor system includes a plurality of sensors that are configured for detecting forces exerted by a user's foot on the sensor. ... Nike Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081417

Method of knitting a knitted component with a vertically inlaid tensile element

A knitted component for an article of footwear having a vertically inlaid tensile element is described. The vertically inlaid tensile element extends along a direction that is vertical or at an angle to the direction of the knitting process of the knitted component. ... Nike Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081399

Wrap front bra

A sport bra having an adjustable underband tightening assembly is provided herein. The sport bra comprises a front portion having a pair of breast cups, a pair of shoulder straps, and a front underband segment having a first end and a second end. ... Nike Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081398

Wrap back bra

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

03/17/16 / #20160077495

Athletic watch

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

03/17/16 / #20160077494

Athletic watch

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

03/17/16 / #20160077492

Athletic watch

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

03/17/16 / #20160075128

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

03/17/16 / #20160075113

Membranes and uses thereof

Membranes and methods for producing them are disclosed. The membranes comprise a core layer comprising a composite of alternating thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu) and barrier microlayers, and they comprise at least one cap layer that is bonded to the core layer or a structural layer. ... Nike Inc

03/17/16 / #20160074956

Multi-functional manufacturing tool

Aspects relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for a manufacturing tool. The manufacturing tool is comprised of a vacuum tool and an ultrasonic welder as a unified manufacturing tool. ... Nike Inc

03/17/16 / #20160074723

Lightweight modular golf bag having external frame

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

03/17/16 / #20160073739

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

03/17/16 / #20160073733

Spacing 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 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

03/17/16 / #20160073732

Sole structure with bladder for article of footwear and method of manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing a sole structure includes providing a plate within a cavity of a mold. The plate includes a base and a rib, and the base includes a first surface and a second surface. ... Nike Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067584

System and method for analyzing athletic activity

A system for transitioning from a first footwear type to a second footwear type is usable with an article of footwear including a sensor system with a plurality of force sensors engaged with an article of footwear and configured to sense force exerted by a foot of a user and an electronic module configured to collect data based on force input from the sensors and to wirelessly transmit data generated by the sensor system. An electronic device includes a processor that receives the data from the electronic module, compares the data to a footstrike template corresponding to a desired footstrike pattern of a footwear transitional program, determines whether a deviation from the footstrike template exists, and generates an indication to the user when the deviation from the desired footstrike pattern is determined to exist. ... Nike Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067570

Golf clubs and golf club heads having adjustable weighting characteristics

Golf club heads include an iron type golf club head body having a rear surface (e.g., a perimeter weighting member) that defines a first weight receiving portion, and a weight member is mounted in the first weight receiving portion. The club head body further defines a second weight receiving portion independent of the first weight receiving portion, and a second weight member is removably engaged with the golf club head body at this second weight receiving portion. ... Nike Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067554

Golf ball

A golf ball includes a core and a cover surrounding the core. The cover includes a first hemispherical half and a second hemispherical half that define a seam line therebetween and along an outer surface of the cover. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160064195

Plasma treatment of an elastomeric material for adhesion

Elastomeric components, such as a shoe outsole, are treated with a plasma application to clean and activate the elastomeric component. The application of plasma is controlled to achieve a sufficient surface composition change to enhance adhesion characteristics while not adversely physically deforming the elastomeric component. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061700

Apparatus and method for testing cushioning components

An apparatus for testing a cushioning component for a body part includes a jig that has a three-dimensional anatomical shape. A base is configured to support the cushioning component. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160059533

Method of customizing an article using a graphic transfer assembly

A method of customizing an article with graphics applied using a graphic transfer assembly is disclosed. The method includes a step of creating or selecting a customized graphic to be applied to an article. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160059447

Mold with midplate and method of molding golf ball

A mold for manufacturing hemispherical sections for a golf ball includes a first mold plate including a first cavity, a second mold plate including a second cavity, and a midplate. The midplate includes an indentation on a first side of the midplate and a projection on a second side of the midplate. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160059085

Multilayer solid golf ball

A multilayer solid golf ball may include a core formed from a highly neutralized polymer and a cover surrounding the core. The ball may also include an enclosing layer disposed between the core and the cover, the enclosing layer having a thermal conductivity of 0.12 w/m-k or less.. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160059075

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

03/03/16 / #20160059074

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

03/03/16 / #20160058132

Medial rotational 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 of a first group are associated with a lateral side of the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058131

Medial rotational 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 of a first group are associated with a lateral side of the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058126

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

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

03/03/16 / #20160058123

Sole assembly for an article of footwear with bowed spring plate

A sole assembly for an article of footwear has a curved spring plate that stores and releases spring energy to aid in forward propulsion. The curved spring plate has a center portion and opposite end portions extending from the center portion. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058122

Article of footwear with dynamic edge cavity midsole

An article of footwear that offers different levels of cushioning and support depending on the direction of force applied to the midsole. An outer edge of the midsole includes an inwardly-extending elongate groove with a v-shaped cross-sectional configuration. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058121

Auxetic sole with upper cabling

An article of footwear has an upper and a sole structure. The upper includes a base layer and one or more tensile strands. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058120

Sole structure with traction elements

A sole structure for an article of footwear may include a frame member having a continuous opening with portions located in forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot regions. A plurality of primary traction elements may extend outward from the frame member. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058119

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with a ground-facing crosslinked polymeric network film having a swell thickness increase at 1 hour greater than 20%. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058118

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external thermoplastic hydrogel film that compositionally includes polyamide block copolymer chains. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058117

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with a ground-facing crosslinked polymeric material having a wet-state glass transition temperature more than 6° c. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058116

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with a ground-facing crosslinked polymeric material having a wet-state contact angle less than 80°. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058115

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external hydrogel film having a water uptake capacity at 24 hours greater than 40% by weight. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058114

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to methods of using articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to a method of using an article of footwear having an outsole that includes a dispersion on its ground facing surface. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058113

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole having a dispersion present on a ground facing surface of the outsole. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058112

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to methods of using articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to a method of using an article of footwear having an outsole that includes a film on its ground facing surface. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058111

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external hydrogel film having a wet-state storage modulus at least 25 mpa lower than its dry-state storage modulus. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058110

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external hydrogel film having a water uptake rate greater than 20 g/(m2×min0.5). ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058109

Soil-shedding article of footwear, and method of using the same

Disclosed herein are articles of footwear, and methods of manufacturing articles of footwear, having an open-cell foam present on at least a portion of the outsole. The open-cell foam is effective in reducing soil accumulation on the outsole when the footwear is worn on unpaved surfaces.. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058108

Soil-shedding article of footwear, components thereof, and methods of making the article

Disclosed herein are articles of footwear and footwear components (e.g., footwear outsoles, and the like), and methods of manufacturing articles of footwear, at least a portion of which are composed of a material that includes an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer component composed of an ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymer or a combination of two or more ethylene-alkyl acrylate copolymers.. . ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058107

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external hydrogel film that compositionally includes crystalline regions and amorphous hydrophilic regions, where the amorphous regions are covalently bonded to the crystalline regions with carbamate linkages and/or polyamide linkages. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058101

Knit component bonding

A composite structure may include a knit component and a bonded component. The knit component has a first surface and an opposite second surface, and the knit component includes a fusible yarn and a non-fusible yarn that form a knitted structure. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058100

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with monofilament areas

An article of footwear includes an upper incorporating a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes areas formed using monofilament strands. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058099

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

An article of footwear includes an upper incorporating a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes areas formed using monofilament strands. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058098

Knitted component having tensile strand for adjusting auxetic portion

A knitted component is formed of unitary knit construction and is configured to stretch. The knitted component includes a knit element that includes an auxetic portion configured to move between a first position and a second position as the knitted component stretches. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058097

Material elements incorporating tensile strands

An article of footwear or other product may include a material element having a first layer, a second layer, a third layer, and at least one strand. The second layer is positioned between the first layer and the third layer, and the second layer is formed from a thermoplastic polymer material. ... Nike Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058086

Dynamic materials integrated into articles for adjustable physical dimensional characteristics

Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods of integrating dynamic materials into articles for adjustable physical characteristics (e.g., aesthetic, functional). For example, in response to a human's body heat, a dynamic material may change shape to allow additional permeability in an article of clothing. ... Nike Inc

02/25/16 / #20160053410

Thread structure composition and method of making

A system, method, and thread structure composition are disclosed. The thread structure composition includes a first thread and a second thread. ... Nike Inc

02/25/16 / #20160052297

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

02/25/16 / #20160051036

Strap incorporating a fluid-filled bladder

A strap may include a sheath and a fluid-filled bladder at least partially located within the sheath. The bladder has an elongate configuration that defines a first end, an opposite second end, and a central portion located between the first end and the second end. ... Nike Inc

02/25/16 / #20160051012

Article with sole structure having multiple components

An article of footwear has a sole structure with multiple components. The sole structure includes a midsole member, an outsole member and an exterior support member. ... Nike Inc

02/25/16 / #20160051011

Footwear with elongated cleats

A sole for an article of footwear having elongated cleats is provided. The elongated cleats extend toward the toe end of the sole and toward the heel end of the sole such that the heel-ward end of each of the elongated cleats is closer to the midline than each corresponding toe-ward end of the elongated cleats. ... Nike Inc

02/25/16 / #20160051008

Decoupled foot stabilizer system

An article of footwear includes a decoupled foot stabilizer system. The foot stabilizer system is decoupled from a midfoot region of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045808

Bag with multiple storage compartments

A bag includes a main storage compartment and a plurality of accessory storage compartments. The accessory storage compartments are generally separated from the storage space of the main storage compartment and might be used to stow various items, such as athletic balls, shoes, towels, uniforms, sports drinks, sports supplements, and the like. ... Nike Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045793

Ball striking device having a covering element

A ball striking device may include a ball striking plate having a front surface configured to strike a ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface. The ball striking device may include a covering element located behind the rear surface. ... Nike Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045159

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

02/18/16 / #20160044993

Support members with variable viscosity fluid for footwear

An article of footwear including an adaptive support system includes a plurality of support members. Each support member includes an outer chamber and an inner chamber, the inner chamber being filled with a magnetorheological fluid. ... Nike Inc

02/18/16 / #20160044989

Decoupled foot stabilizer system

An article of footwear includes a decoupled foot stabilizer system. The foot stabilizer system is decoupled from a midfoot region of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038797

Golf club having a reinforced ball striking plate

A ball striking device includes a ball striking plate having a front surface configured to strike a ball and a rear surface opposite the front surface. The ball striking plate has a desired-contact region and a perimeter. ... Nike Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038794

Method of making and recycling a golf ball

A method of making and recycling a golf ball is disclosed. The method may include processing a used golf ball to make the materials of the used golf ball reusable in a new golf ball. ... Nike Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038792

Method of forming a cured elastomer and golf balls

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

02/11/16 / #20160037862

Articles of footwear with upper incorporating chamber element

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

02/11/16 / #20160037861

Insole with inferiorly extending projections

An insole for an article of footwear includes a base that extends generally in the transverse direction, and the base includes a base superior surface and a base inferior surface. Furthermore, the insole includes a dampener that is resiliently flexible to cushion the foot of the wearer. ... Nike Inc

02/11/16 / #20160037860

Sole structure for an article of footwear with spaced recesses

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a midsole having a first side with a first surface and a second side with a second surface. The first side has recesses extending toward the second side without extending to the second surface. ... Nike Inc

02/11/16 / #20160037858

Article of footwear with midsole with arcuate underside cavity

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper, the sole structure including a midsole with an outsole secured thereto, wherein a one or more recesses or cavities extend substantially into the midsole and are exposed through one or more apertures in the outsole. These recesses or cavities provide unique cushioning and support properties, particularly during “banking” (e.g., leaning to one side or pushing off to the side from the medial or lateral side of the foot). ... Nike Inc

02/11/16 / #20160037857

Article of footwear with midsole with arcuate underside cavity insert

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper, the sole structure including a midsole with an outsole secured thereto, wherein one or more arcuate inserts within recesses or cavities extending into the midsole are exposed through one or more apertures in the outsole. These inserts provide unique cushioning and support properties, particularly during “banking” (e.g., leaning to one side or pushing off to the side from the medial or lateral side of the foot). ... Nike Inc

02/11/16 / #20160037846

Adjuster for adjusting a length of a cord

An adjuster for adjusting a length of a cord is provided. The adjuster comprises a t-component having a sliding member and a cross member that are integrally formed to form, at least, a first angle. ... Nike Inc

02/11/16 / #20160037834

Sports garments with enhanced visual and/or moisture management properties

A garment, such as a sports uniform, may provide visibility zones and/or flicker zones to enhance the ability of teammates to perceive the wearer. Different zones on a garment may have different sets of visual properties that may contrast with one another and/or a visual background. ... Nike Inc

02/04/16 / #20160031651

Vacuum enabled article transfer

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

02/04/16 / #20160031244

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

02/04/16 / #20160029746

Article of footwear with channels in sole structure

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure. A set of tensioning members extend over the upper and into channels formed in the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

02/04/16 / #20160029744

Article of footwear incorporating floating tensile strands

An article of footwear may have a sole structure and an upper that includes at least two layers and a plurality of strands. The two layers extend from a lace region of the upper to a lower region of the upper. ... Nike Inc

02/04/16 / #20160029743

Article of footwear having an adjustable heel system

An article of footwear having a heel system is disclosed. The heel system may include a medial heel member and a lateral heel member. ... Nike Inc

02/04/16 / #20160029741

Article of footwear with banking midsole with embedded resilient plate

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper, the sole structure including a midsole, an outsole secured thereto, and one or more plates embedded within the midsole. Each of the one or more plates has a downwardly-concave side and an upwardly-concave side. ... Nike Inc

02/04/16 / #20160029736

Article of footwear incorporating an upper with a shifted knit structure

An article of footwear includes an upper incorporating a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes portions having courses aligned along different knitting directions, including a first knitting direction and a second knitting direction. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160027325

Feedback signals from image data of athletic performance

Aspects of this disclosure relate to improving an athlete's ability to synchronize the movement of their body in time. Certain embodiments provide a feedback system that allows an athlete (or another individual, such as a trainer) to comprehend and optimize the timing of one or more components or features of an athletic movement. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160026225

Reset supervisor

Multiple processor systems are provided. A first processor is configured to monitor the state of at least one other processor by comparing received signals. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160023475

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

01/28/16 / #20160023416

Sole assembly with plural portions that cooperatively define chamber

A method of forming a sole assembly of an article of footwear that includes an interior space that receives a foot of a wearer is disclosed. The article of footwear also includes an exterior surface. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160023064

Golf club and golf club head structures

A golf club head has a body defining a ball striking face. The body further has a first leg extending away from the ball striking face and a second leg extending away from the ball striking face wherein a void is defined between the first leg and the second leg. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160021982

Pin plate for construction of an article

An apparatus for aligning materials in order to construct an article is provided. The apparatus may include an array of moveable pins and a solid plate having an array of holes, where the array of holes is aligned with the array of pins. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160021977

Sole structure for an article of footwear including a shank

A sole structure includes an outsole having an outsole forefoot region, an outsole heel region, and an outsole midfoot region between the outsole heel region and the outsole forefoot region. The sole structure further includes a midsole secured to the outsole and a shank secured to the midsole and disposed between the midsole and the outsole. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160021975

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160021974

Footwear with sole structure incorporating lobed fluid-filled chamber with protruding end wall portions

A sole structure includes at least one lobed fluid-filled chamber component, a midsole component inter-fitted with the fluid-filled chamber component and forming a portion of a peripheral side of the sole structure, and an optional outer sole component. A lobed fluid-filled chamber component has a central portion, a plurality of lobes extending outward from the central portion, and a plurality of channels formed between the plurality of lobes, the plurality of channels extending in a direction from a top surface of the fluid-filled chamber component to a bottom surface of the fluid-filled chamber component. ... Nike Inc

01/28/16 / #20160021953

Apparel incorporating a protective element

Protective components may include a plate element and a cushioning element that are secured together with a hook-and-loop fastening system. The cushioning element may include a pair of material layers and a pad or a plurality of pad components located between the material layers. ... Nike Inc

01/21/16 / #20160016041

System and method for analyzing athletic activity

A system for transitioning from a first footwear type to a second footwear type is usable with an article of footwear including a sensor system with a plurality of force sensors engaged with an article of footwear and configured to sense force exerted by a foot of a user and an electronic module configured to collect data based on force input from the sensors and to wirelessly transmit data generated by the sensor system. An electronic device includes a processor that receives the data from the electronic module, compares the data to a footstrike template corresponding to a desired footstrike pattern of a footwear transitional program, determines whether a deviation from the footstrike template exists, and generates an indication to the user when the deviation from the desired footstrike pattern is determined to exist. ... Nike Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015129

Adjustable heel support member for article of footwear

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

01/21/16 / #20160015127

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015126

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015125

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015123

Article of footwear having an elevated plate sole structure

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

01/21/16 / #20160015119

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015118

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160012294

Athletic team integrated communication, notification, and scheduling system

An apparatus that displays an athletic activity notification user interface having a first display level that stacks athletic activity notifications along a first axis, and a second display level that positions athletic activity notifications along a second axis, perpendicular to the first axis, and whereby navigating through the user interface transitions athletic activity notifications from the second display leveled first display level.. . ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160008685

Golf club head or other ball striking device with removable and/or movable sole member

A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head with a face having a striking surface configured for striking a ball and being defined by a plurality of peripheral edges, a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the peripheral edges of the face, and a sole member connected to the sole of the body. The sole member may be removably connected to the sole, which can permit removal and replacement with another sole member having a different property. ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007686

Footwear having an upper with forefoot tensile strand elements

Articles of footwear may include an upper with a forward lace-receiving element and a plurality of strands that extend forward from the lace-receiving element. In some configurations, the strands are located between a pair of material layers and lay substantially parallel to the material layers. ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007684

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007683

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007682

Article of footwear with decoupled upper

An article of footwear including a connecting member is disclosed. The connecting member provides partial decoupling between the upper and the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007681

Footwear having auxetic structures with controlled properties

An article of footwear includes a sole incorporating an auxetic structure. The article of footwear further includes a strobel that may be placed along the auxetic structure of the sole. ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007680

Sole with adjustable sizing

A system and method of manufacturing a customized sole with adjustable sizing is disclosed. The sole includes a fixed region and an adjustable region. ... Nike Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007677

Sole member for an article of footwear

A sole member for an article of footwear includes a composite sole structure and a reinforcing member. The sole structure may comprise two layers of woven composite material. ... Nike Inc

01/07/16 / #20160001478

Method of making an article of footwear with a segmented plate

A method of making an article of footwear is disclosed. The method may generally include placing a first rigid member into a first region of a molding cavity and placing a second rigid member into a second region of the molding cavity. ... Nike Inc

01/07/16 / #20160001159

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

01/07/16 / #20160001132

Consumer useable testing kit

Systems and techniques relating to evaluating performance characteristics are provided. One or more fitness devices, for example, a ball and/or a mat, may have sensors for measuring a user's actions during an activity protocol, such as a testing drill. ... Nike Inc

01/07/16 / #20160000187

Automated strobel printing

A machine moves shoe strobels to a camera or scanner where images of the stobels are captured. Using the images, a computing device instructs a printer how to mark guidelines within a threshold distance of each other on the strobels that signify strobel sewing lines for different shoes models and shoe sizes. ... Nike Inc

01/07/16 / #20160000185

Article of footwear with a segmented plate

An article of footwear is disclosed. The article of footwear may generally include a sole comprising a first plate and a second plate, wherein the first plate is spaced from the second plate. ... Nike Inc

01/07/16 / #20160000182

Flex groove sole assembly with biasing structure

An article of footwear an upper and a sole structure that defines a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is disposed proximate the medial side of the footwear, and the second portion is disposed proximate the lateral side. ... Nike Inc

01/07/16 / #20160000180

Article of footwear with a segmented plate having a heel region

An article of footwear is disclosed. The article of footwear may generally include a sole comprising a first plate and a second plate. ... Nike Inc








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