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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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Textile including bulking yarn

In one aspect, a textile component including bulking yarn is disclosed. In embodiments, the textile component is a knitted component. ... Nike Inc

Shoe upper having multiple weld zones

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

Flexible sole and upper for an article of footwear

A midsole for an article of footwear is strategically incised or scored to produce various straight and arcuate lines. Straight lines are integrated widthwise between edges on an arch side on an outer side. ... Nike Inc

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 interne connection, etc.); via peer-to-peer communications; through a common server or combination of servers that establish a communications link; etc.). ... Nike Inc

Athletic training system and method

An athletic training system (200) has a data recording system (202) and a data engine (204). The data recording system (202) is configured to record an athletic competition event. ... Nike Inc

Athletic training system and method

An athletic training system (200) has a data recording system (202) and a data engine (204). The data recording system (202) is configured to record an athletic competition event. ... Nike Inc

Method and apparatus for low resolution golf swing image capture analysis

A method and system for using a low resolution image of a golfer's swing for analysis is disclosed. Cameras obtain images of various portions of a golfer's swing. ... Nike Inc

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

Energy efficient infrared oven with air circulation

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

Article of footwear

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

Spring-loaded nozzle assemblies

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

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

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

Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality

A wearable device assembly has a housing supporting a controller and a display. The display may comprise one or more light guides, where each guide is operatively coupled to an led. ... Nike Inc

Footwear manufacturing with a nested flat pattern upper

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

12/07/17 / #20170347752

Articles of footwear with an alternate fastening system

An article of footwear has an upper with tensioning components. The upper includes a fastening system with a tensioning device. ... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347749

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

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

12/07/17 / #20170347748

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

12/07/17 / #20170347745

Printing over stitching

Stitching is applied to a shoe or shoe component and then printed. The stitching may be formed from a continuous thread. ... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347744

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347742

Articles of apparel incorporating cushioning elements

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

11/30/17 / #20170344340

Athletic performance data system and method

An athletic performance data system has an athletic field data collection system for obtaining athletic performance data and athlete identifying information for plural athletes at an athletic performance event. An athletic data host server receives the athletic performance test data and athlete identifying information from the athletic field data collection system, and the athletic performance data and athlete identifying information are posted to an athletic performance web site in a separate, personalized page for each of the plural athletes.. ... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343963

Athletic watch

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

11/30/17 / #20170342611

Knit sleeve convergence of pattern

Present aspects are directed to a knit sleeve that provides for a left-arm wearing or right-arm wearing assembly location for each knit sleeve, as coupled to a garment body, as well as a convergence between knitted features on front and back body extensions as mated to the upper arm of the sleeve. A knit sleeve convergence pattern for an underarm portion of a knit sleeve comprises a plurality of knitted ribs and a convergence point comprising a central location between the plurality of knitted ribs.. ... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342610

Knit sleeve pattern

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

11/30/17 / #20170341305

Method of printing a contoured object using color and structural layers

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

11/30/17 / #20170341304

Method and apparatus for printing three-dimensional structures with image information

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

11/30/17 / #20170341294

Gradient printing a three-dimensional structural component

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

11/30/17 / #20170340950

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

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

11/30/17 / #20170340948

Electronic tracking system with heads up display

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

11/30/17 / #20170340277

Athletic or other performance sensing systems

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

11/30/17 / #20170340222

Adaptive watch

A watch or other type of portable electronic console that employs a number of different functions in order to improve its usability. The watch may, for example, allow a user to connect the watch to one or more remote electronic devices, such as an electronic performance sensor or mp3 player. ... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340063

Upper for an article of footwear with auxetic configuration

An article of footwear includes an upper with openings arranged in an auxetic configuration. The upper includes at least two openings that differ in size. ... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340060

Sole structure with laterally aligned fins

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

11/30/17 / #20170340059

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

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

11/30/17 / #20170340058

Sole structure for article of footwear with sensory feedback system

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

11/30/17 / #20170340056

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

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate that includes a foot-facing surface with a forefoot portion, and a ground-facing surface opposite from the foot-receiving surface. A tension member is operatively secured to the ground-facing surface and has a portion configured to move relative to the sole plate during dorsiflexion of the sole structure in a first portion of a flexion range, and interfere with the sole plate during dorsiflexion of the sole structure in a second portion of the flexion range greater than the first portion altering the rate of the resultant torque.. ... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340055

Sole structure for article of footwear having a nonlinear bending stiffness

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

11/30/17 / #20170340053

Multi-durometer sole structure for an article of footwear

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

11/30/17 / #20170340049

Footwear having sensor system

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

11/30/17 / #20170340037

Apparel thermo-regulatory system

Aspects herein are directed to an apparel item that promotes thermo-regulation through the use of engineered openings, venting, and/or stand-off structures. In exemplary aspects, 20-45% of the apparel item may comprise the engineered openings. ... Nike Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340027

Zoned insulation garment

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

11/30/17 / #20170340026

Knit sleeve ribbing structure

Present aspects are directed to a ribbed structure of a knit sleeve that may provide ventilation, color-reveal qualities, curvature of a tailored sleeve shape, increased range of motion, and additional functional stability of the knit sleeve. Rib zones may be located along the knit sleeve so that various ribbing and venting components of each rib zone are automatically oriented near a particular portion of a wearer's arm. ... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333753

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

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

11/23/17 / #20170332756

Convertible carrying bag

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

11/23/17 / #20170332739

Portable steaming system for articles of footwear

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

11/23/17 / #20170332735

Article of footwear with a pulley system having a guide portion

A tensioning system for use with an article of footwear includes a pulley assembly. The pulley assembly may include a first disc and a second disc connected by a central shaft. ... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332734

Article of footwear with a pulley system

A tensioning system for use with an article of footwear includes a pulley assembly. The pulley assembly may include a first disc and a second disc connected by a central shaft. ... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332731

Article of footwear having an auxetic structure

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

11/23/17 / #20170332730

Contoured fluid-filled chamber

A sole structure for an article of footwear may include a chamber for receiving a pressurized fluid, the chamber having a first chamber barrier layer and a second chamber barrier layer bonded to the first chamber barrier layer about peripheral portions of the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer to define an interior void between the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer. The sole structure may also include a tensile member bonded to, and extending between, the first chamber barrier layer and the second chamber barrier layer. ... Nike Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332722

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with monofilament areas

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

11/23/17 / #20170332703

Circular knitted garment with apertures

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

11/16/17 / #20170331214

Electronic connector having flexible region

An electronic connector includes a housing and a plug extending from the housing. The plug includes at least one flexible region that provides flexing of the plug. ... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330257

Visual shopping

Systems and methods are provided for customizing consumer products. A display device may present a rendering of a customizable product to a user. ... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329934

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

Athletic performance monitoring and tracking may provide multiple ways in which to track athletic movement and activity. Workouts may also be tagged with various parameters including mood, weather, terrain, athletic equipment, friends used and the like. ... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329890

Energy expenditure

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

11/16/17 / #20170327985

Embroidered article

In one aspect, an article may include a base layer and a first strand comprising a thermoplastic polymer material. The first strand may be embroidered with the base layer. ... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327264

Prolate spheroidal ball packaging

A package for a prolate spheroidal ball having a longitudinal axis. A back plate is disposed between a first end and a second end of the package. ... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325544

Article of footwear for weightlifting

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

11/16/17 / #20170325537

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325536

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325535

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325531

Trim piece for an apparel item

A trim piece assembly is provided herein comprising a first set of apertures providing access to a drawstring channel, and a second set of apertures that do not provide access to the drawstring channel. The trim piece assembly may be incorporated into various apparel items, such that the trim piece assembly allows for a drawstring to be positioned on an interior surface or exterior surface of the apparel item.. ... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324018

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

11/09/17 / #20170324017

Athletic activity monitoring device with energy capture

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

11/09/17 / #20170321358

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

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

11/09/17 / #20170318905

Articles of footwear with upper incorporating chamber element

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

11/09/17 / #20170318904

Article of footwear with outsole web and midsole protrusions

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes an upper, an outsole, and a midsole. The upper is configured to receive a foot, and the outsole is secured to the upper. ... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170318902

Article including an outer layer with areas of varying hardnesses

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

11/09/17 / #20170318896

Article of footwear having an elevated plate sole structure

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

11/09/17 / #20170318894

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

11/09/17 / #20170318868

Hybrid article of apparel

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

10/26/17 / #20170308066

Assembly line article tracking system

Manufacturing of article of footwear include temporarily mating a sole and an upper to determine processes to be performed to the sole and/or the upper before permanently mating. As specific operations are determined based on the particular combination of a sole and an upper, the sole and upper are individually tracked through the subsequent processes to ensure the correct pairing is achieved at the time of permanent mating. ... Nike Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303827

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

10/26/17 / #20170303638

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

10/26/17 / #20170303637

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

10/26/17 / #20170303636

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

10/26/17 / #20170303633

Sole structure with customizable bladder network

A sole structure may include a bladder network. The bladder network may include multiple bladders interconnected by one or more conduits. ... Nike Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303631

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

10/26/17 / #20170303628

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291098

Securing garment for a shoulder-pad system

A shoulder-pad system includes various components, including an impact-plate assembly and one or more sub-layers. The shoulder-pad system may be substantially retained in an arrangement or configuration using one or more securing garments. ... Nike Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290391

Footwear manufacturing with an origin

An article of footwear flat pattern upper (126, 300, 302) portion (216) is provided. The upper portion (302) has a midline reference line (415, 416) extending between the toe end apex (316) and a midpoint on the heel end (314). ... Nike Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290383

Ventillation insert for an apparel item

An apparel item having an insert configured to provide ventilation to the wearer is provided herein. The apparel item is formed by at least a front panel having a posterior edge, a back panel having an anterior edge, and an insert made for coupling the front panel and the back panel. ... Nike Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290382

Sleeve construction for an article of apparel

An article of apparel is provided having sleeves with a first panel, a second panel and a third panel. The first panel is generally located on a medial portion of the sleeve, and the second panel and the third panel are generally located on a lateral portion of the sleeve. ... Nike Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290376

Engineered bra

An engineered bra having preconfigured lockout and stretch zones with different stretch properties is provided. The different stretch properties may be achieved by adjusting one or more knitting or weaving techniques and/or materials throughout the bra, with at least a first portion of the bra including a common feature between multiple regions. ... Nike Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290374

Lower torso garment

A lower torso garment has a genital portion or gusset having a single layer panel or a double layer panel including inner and outer layers. The genital portion includes at least one pair of darts extending from a crotch region to at least a lower front part of the pelvic portion to provide comfort and/or support to the wearer. ... Nike Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289651

Athletic monitoring system having automatic pausing of media content

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

10/05/17 / #20170284875

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

10/05/17 / #20170284003

Pallet drive system for moving a work-piece

A pallet drive system is provided that is operable for use on a sewing system. The pallet drive system has a pallet that is configured to hold a work-piece in position. ... Nike Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281371

Prosthetic blade attachment system

An attachment system for use with a prosthetic device includes a first component including a first surface, and further including one of a channel and a projection disposed on an opposite side of the first component than the first surface. A second component including a second surface, and including the other of the channel and the projection disposed on an opposite side of the second component than the second surface, the other slidably engaging the channel or the projection to selectively couple the first component and the second component together. ... Nike Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280829

Selectively applied particulate on nonmetallic substrates

The manufacturing of articles relies on the bonding of two or more components to form some forms of the articles, such as a shoe sole bonded with a shoe upper. The bonding may be achieved with a particulate that is applied to a surface of a substrate. ... Nike Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280826

Article of footwear with upper having member with support arm

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

10/05/17 / #20170280825

Strand-wound bladder

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

10/05/17 / #20170280823

Article of footwear with adaptive fit

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole. The upper includes an attachment region and a bottom portion that is bounded by the attachment region. ... Nike Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280822

Article of footwear with adaptive fit

A sole includes an outer sole assembly including a plurality of outer sole members spaced apart from each other by a plurality of gaps. In addition, the sole includes a middle sole assembly defining a plurality of grooves, and an intermediate layer comprising an elastomer. ... Nike Inc

10/05/17 / #20170280817

Article having a knitted component with a strap

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides an article formed of a knitted component. The article may be an upper for an article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274265

Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems and methods

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

09/28/17 / #20170273408

Sole structure having a divided cleat

A sole plate for an article of footwear includes a foot-receiving surface and a ground-facing surface disposed opposite each other. A stiffness enhancing, ground-engaging cleat extends from the ground-facing surface of the sole plate. ... Nike Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273406

Footwear manufacturing with a collar liner

An article of footwear flat pattern with an integrated collar liner is provided. The flat pattern has a flat upper with a top surface forming an exterior of a dimensionally formed article of footwear and a bottom surface facing an internal cavity of the dimensionally formed article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273405

Footwear manufacturing with a flat pattern upper

An article of footwear flat pattern upper (126, 300, 302) having an upper portion (302) and a footbed portion (304) is provided. The upper portion (302) and the footbed portion (304) are integrally coextensive such that the upper portion (302) lateral side (317) converges with the footbed lateral side (317). ... Nike Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273403

Tensioning system for an article of footwear

An article of footwear can include a tensioning system with a multilayered upper and a relatively narrow strobel. One layer of the upper can be attached to an outer periphery of the strobel. ... Nike Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273402

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

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a fluid-filled chamber component having 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 structure also includes a midsole component inter-fitted with the plurality of lobes of the fluid-filled chamber component and having a plurality of projections extending through the plurality of channels of the fluid-filled chamber component. ... Nike Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273401

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

09/28/17 / #20170273377

Foam nodes for creating stand off on apparel items

Aspects herein relate to apparel items and apparel systems that utilize applied or printed foam nodes to provide, among other things, stand-off between an apparel item and a wearer's skin surface. One or more of the foam nodes, or areas of the textile surrounding the foam nodes, may be perforated to provide a fluid communication path between an inner-facing surface and an outer-facing surface of the apparel item. ... Nike Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273365

Adjustable support garment with harness system

A harness system for adjusting support of a garment is provided herein. The garment with a harness system includes a body and a liner having harness straps. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272008

Motor control for automated footwear platform

Systems, apparatus, and methods related to an automated footwear platform including motor control techniques. The motor control techniques can include operations such as segmenting a pre-defined travel distance, defining a plurality of moves, creating a plurality of motion profiles, and commanding movements. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270224

Product customization

Systems and methods for designing and customizing tangible products are disclosed. Examples may include apparel, such as footwear, shirts, or sporting goods, athletic equipment and/or electronic devices, including but not limited to activity monitoring devices or media devices. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267850

Foam compositions and uses thereof

Components for articles of footwear and athletic equipment are provided including a foam. A variety of foams and foam components and compositions for forming the foams are provided. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267849

Foam compositions and uses thereof

Components for articles of footwear and athletic equipment are provided including a foam. A variety of foams and foam components and compositions for forming the foams are provided. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267848

Foam compositions and uses thereof

Components for articles of footwear and athletic equipment are provided including a foam. A variety of foams and foam components and compositions for forming the foams are provided. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267847

Foam compositions and uses thereof

Articles of footwear and component for articles of footwear and athletic equipment are provided including a foam. A variety components and articles of footwear containing the components are provided. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267846

Foam compositions and uses thereof

Components for articles of footwear and athletic equipment are provided including a foam. A variety of foams and foam components and compositions for forming the foams are provided. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267845

Foam compositions and uses thereof

Components for articles of footwear and athletic equipment are provided including a foam. A variety of foams and foam components and compositions for forming the foams are provided. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267485

Box lacing channel for automated footwear platform

A footwear lacing apparatus can comprise a housing structure, a spool and a drive mechanism. The housing structure can comprise a first inlet, a second inlet, and a lacing channel extending between the first and second inlets. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266938

Fluid-filled body and method for forming the same

A fluid-filled chamber is provided and includes a first barrier layer, a second barrier layer attached to the first barrier layer and cooperating with the first barrier layer to define an interior void, and a third layer attached to one of the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer including mineral mica that provides the one of the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer with an iridescent appearance caused by differential refraction of light waves.. . ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266531

Athletic data aggregation for online communities

Systems and methods are provided for monitoring athletic performance data for a plurality of users and motivating increased athletic activity among users by providing challenges and suggestion for improving athletic performance. User athletic performance data and other information may be synchronized with an athletic monitoring service provider to associate various parameters of athletic performance with selected athletic activities in furtherance of determining and matching users with other challenge participants.. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266502

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

09/21/17 / #20170266501

Adaptive athletic activity prescription systems

Systems and methods for prescribing athletic activity to be performed by a user, and for adapting the prescribed athletic activity based on completed (e.g. Ongoing) athletic performances by the user. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266500

Adaptive athletic activity prescription systems

Systems and methods for prescribing athletic activity to be performed by a user, and for adapting the prescribed athletic activity based on completed (e.g. Ongoing) athletic performances by the user. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266499

Adaptive athletic activity prescription systems

Systems and methods for prescribing athletic activity to be performed by a user, and for adapting the prescribed athletic activity based on completed (e.g. Ongoing) athletic performances by the user. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266498

Adaptive athletic activity prescription systems

Systems and methods for prescribing athletic activity to be performed by a user, and for adapting the prescribed athletic activity based on completed (e.g. Ongoing) athletic performances by the user. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266496

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

09/21/17 / #20170266494

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

09/21/17 / #20170266493

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

09/21/17 / #20170265598

Method of making multi-colored objects

A method is described for coloring an article including a light diffuser. The article is dipped into a liquid colorant to a first predetermined depth for first short period less than the 100 percent single dip saturation time. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265597

Paint fixture for shoe portions

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

09/21/17 / #20170265596

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

09/21/17 / #20170265595

Cleated footwear with flexible cleats

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

09/21/17 / #20170265594

Capacitive foot presence sensing for footwear

A foot presence sensor system for an active article of footwear can include a sensor housing configured to be disposed at or in an insole of the article, and a controller circuit, disposed within the sensor housing, configured to trigger one or more automated functions of the footwear based on a foot presence indication. In an example, the sensor system includes a capacitive sensor configured to sense changes in a capacitance signal in response to proximity of a body. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265593

Lacing engine for automated footwear platform

Systems and apparatus related to footwear including a modular lacing engine are discussed. In an example, a modular footwear apparatus including an upper portion, a lower portion, and a lacing engine is described. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265592

Drive mechanism for automated footwear platform

Systems and apparatus related to automated tightening of a footwear platform including a lacing engine drive apparatus are discussed. In an example, a drive apparatus to rotate a lace spool of a motorized lacing engine within a footwear platform can include a gear motor, a gear box, a worm drive, and a worm gear. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265591

Assembly process for automated footwear platform

Assembly methods related to an automated footwear platform including a lacing engine drive apparatus are discussed. In an example, an assembly method can include operations such as inserting a mid-sole plate, attaching a laced upper portion, and inserting a lacing engine. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265589

Foot presence sensing systems for active footwear

A foot presence sensor system for an active article of footwear can include a sensor housing configured to be disposed at or in an insole of the article, and a controller circuit, disposed within the sensor housing, configured to trigger one or more automated functions of the footwear based on a foot presence indication. In an example, the sensor system includes a capacitive sensor configured to sense changes in a capacitance signal in response to proximity of a body. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265588

Foot presence signal processing systems and methods

A foot presence sensor system for an active article of footwear can include a sensor housing configured to be disposed at or in an insole of the article, and a controller circuit, disposed within the sensor housing, configured to trigger one or more automated functions of the footwear based on a foot presence indication. In an example, the sensor system includes a capacitive or magnetic sensor configured to sense changes in a body's proximity to the sensor in footwear. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265587

Capacitive foot presence sensing devices for footwear

A foot presence sensor system for an active article of footwear can include a sensor housing configured to be disposed at or in an insole of the article, and a controller circuit, disposed within the sensor housing, configured to trigger one or more automated functions of the footwear based on a foot presence indication. In an example, the sensor system includes a capacitive sensor configured to sense changes in a capacitance signal in response to proximity of a body. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265586

Homing mechanism for automated footwear platform

Systems, methods, and apparatus related to a homing mechanism within a drive mechanism of a lacing engine for an automated footwear platform are described. In an example, the homing apparatus can include an indexing wheel, a plurality of geneva teeth and a stop tooth. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265585

Transmission for motorized tensioning system of article of footwear

A tensioning system, method, and article of footwear includes a motor, a reel, and a transmission configured to transmit torque from the motor shaft to the reel shaft along a torque path to drive and rotate the reel shaft. The transmission has a compound gear. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265584

Foot presence sensing using magnets in footwear

An article of footwear can include a ferromagnetic body disposed in the article, and a magnetometer to measure a strength or direction of a magnetic field that is influenced by a position of the ferromagnetic body. One of the ferromagnetic body and the magnetometer can be configured to move relative to the other one of the ferromagnetic body and the magnetometer, for example according to movement of a foot in the article. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265583

Modular spool for automated footwear platform

A footwear lacing apparatus can comprise a housing structure, a modular spool and a drive mechanism. The housing structure can comprising a first inlet, a second inlet, and a lacing channel extending between the first and second inlets. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265582

Capacitive foot presence sensing for footwear

A foot presence sensor system for an active article of footwear can include a sensor housing configured to be disposed at or in an insole of the article, and a controller circuit, disposed within the sensor housing, configured to trigger one or more automated functions of the footwear based on a foot presence indication. A capacitive sensor, such as disposed within or upon the sensor housing, can be configured to provide the foot presence indication. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265581

Actuator for an automated footwear platform

Systems and apparatus related to an automated footwear platform including a button assembly for controlling a footwear lacing apparatus are discussed. In an example, the button assembly can include a bushing and an actuator. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265580

Drive mechanism for automated footwear platform

Systems and apparatus related to automated tightening of a footwear platform including a lacing engine drive apparatus are discussed. In an example, a drive apparatus to rotate a lace spool of a motorized lacing engine within a footwear platform can include a gear motor, a gear box, a worm drive, and a worm gear. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265579

Lacing engine for automated footwear platform

Systems and apparatus related to footwear including a modular lacing engine are discussed. In an example, a modular footwear apparatus including an upper portion, a lower portion, and a lacing engine is described. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265578

Assembly process for automated footwear platform

Assembly methods related to an automated footwear platform including a lacing engine drive apparatus are discussed. In an example, an assembly method can include operations such as inserting a mid-sole plate, attaching a laced upper portion, and inserting a lacing engine. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265577

Lacing apparatus for automated footwear platform

Systems and apparatus related to automated tightening of a footwear platform including a footwear lacing apparatus are discussed. In an example, a footwear lacing apparatus can include a housing structure, a spool, and a drive mechanism. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265576

Position sensing assembly for a tensioning system

A position sensing assembly for a tensioning system designed to provide tension to a lace, cord, or other type of strand is disclosed. The tensioning system includes a reel member configured to rotate about a central axis and the position sensing assembly. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265575

Lace routing pattern of a lacing system for an article of footwear

A lace routing pattern for a lacing system for an article of footwear is described. The lacing system is moved between opened and closed positions by applying tension to segments of a lace connected to a tensioning assembly of a tensioning system. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265574

Article of footwear with a tensioning system including a guide assembly

An article with an automatic tensioning system includes a lace guide assembly. The lace guide assembly includes a lower guide member and two upper guide members that include channels for routing a tensioning member. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265573

Tensioning system and reel member for an article of footwear

A tensioning system for an article of footwear is disclosed. The tensioning system includes a reel member configured to rotate about a central axis. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265572

Method of forming an aperture in a reel member of a tensioning system for an article of footwear

A method of chamfering an aperture in a reel member of a tensioning system for an article of footwear is disclosed. The tensioning system includes a reel member configured to rotate about a central axis. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265571

Input assembly for an article of manufacture

An article of footwear, an article of apparel or protective gear can include a tensioning apparatus for tightening, for example, laces, cables or strings or other devices that secure the article to a wearer. The tensioning apparatus receives signals from an input assembly that is in communication with the tensioning apparatus. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265568

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

09/21/17 / #20170265567

Footwear manufacturing with precutting

A method of manufacturing an article of footwear from a flat pattern is provided. The method includes cutting a first cut in a first material through the top surface (502) and the bottom surface of the first material. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265566

Sole structure for article of footwear

A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265565

Sole structure for article of footwear

A sole structure includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a midfoot region disposed between the heel and forefoot regions. The sole structure also includes a first fluid-filled segment disposed within the forefoot region and includes a first portion extending continuously from a medial side of the sole structure to a lateral side of the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265564

Article of footwear and method of manufacturing an article of footwear

An article of footwear includes a sole structure including a polymeric bladder element enclosing a fluid-filled interior cavity. The bladder element has a surface with a groove that extends generally parallel with a transverse edge from a lateral side to a medial side, and has a reduced thickness at the groove. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265561

Standoff unit for a control device in 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

09/21/17 / #20170265560

Sensor for an article of footwear

An article of footwear or an article of apparel can include provisions for facilitating the use of a sensor device and protecting the sensor device from external particles or fluid. The sensor device can include a conduit for moving air through the sensor device from one portion of the sensor device to another portion of the sensor device. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265559

Lighting assembly for articles of footwear

An article of footwear can include provisions for facilitating the installation of various components such as a lighting apparatus. During manufacture of the article of footwear, the upper and/or sole structure can include a chamber designed to receive the lighting apparatus. ... Nike Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265529

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 covering structures, 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

09/21/17 / #20170265528

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 covering structures, a pair of shoulder straps, and a front underband segment having a first end and a second end. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264698

Activity recognition with activity reminders

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

09/14/17 / #20170263148

Activity recognition with activity reminders

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

09/14/17 / #20170262699

Sessions and groups

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

09/14/17 / #20170262698

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

09/14/17 / #20170261335

Gps features and functionality in an athletic watch system

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

09/14/17 / #20170259500

Printing utilizing a virtual mask

A method and apparatus for printing on an article are disclosed. An embodiment of a method may include the generation of a virtual mask that can designate areas for printing and/or designate areas to exclude from printing. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259473

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

09/14/17 / #20170259150

Golf aid including heads up display for green reading

A golf aid for assisting a user in reading a green includes a user tracking system to determine the location of a user on a golf course, a heads up display, and a processor. The heads up display is configured to be worn on the user's head, and to display an image within a field of view of the user. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259123

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

09/14/17 / #20170259119

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

09/14/17 / #20170259118

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

09/14/17 / #20170259116

Activity monitoring, tracking and synchronization

A physical activity monitoring method and system may include a competition component requiring users to compete based on various metrics. The challenge may be device-specific, activity type-specific, user-type specific and the like. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258181

Article of footwear with lightweight sole assembly

A sole assembly for an article of footwear has a first portion having a lower ground engaging surface, an upper surface, and a recess formed in the upper surface. A second portion is seated in the recess in the first portion and has an upper surface. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258180

Sole structure with holes arranged to form an auxetic structure

A sole structure includes a sole component, which has an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. The sole component has a length and a thickness. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258179

Article of footwear with heel extender

An article of footwear includes a sole structure that has a heel portion with a rear, a lateral side, and a medial side. The article of footwear includes a heel extender that has a rear segment disposed at the rear of the heel portion, a lateral arm disposed at the lateral side of the heel portion, and a medial arm disposed at the medial side of the heel portion. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258178

Sole for an article of footwear having regionally varied auxetic structures

A sole for article of footwear includes a midsole component having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. A plurality of blind holes each extends from the outer surface toward the inner surface. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258176

Footwear arch support

An arch support may include a base plate having a base plate top surface. The arch support may further include a contoured arch plate attached to the base plate at a joint. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258172

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258171

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258170

Article of footwear having a textile upper

An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258169

Upper for an article of footwear with a cuff

In one aspect, an upper for an article of footwear may include a knit element, a collar area configured to form an ankle opening, and a cuff in the collar area. The cuff may be at least partially formed by the knit element and may include a ribbed knit structure of the knit element. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252722

Articles with soil-shedding performance

An article of manufacture has an external surface at least partly defined by a material compositionally comprising a polymeric hydrogel that takes up water when wetted. The hydrogel-containing material is effective in reducing soil accumulation on, and/or for reducing soil adhesion to, an article designed for a variety of uses, such as transportation, vehicle safety, storage, recreation, leisure, waste disposal, construction, gardening, or traffic control.. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252613

Iron-type golf club head or other ball striking device

A ball striking device, such as an iron-type golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface and a body connected to the face. The body has a sole surface extending rearward from a leading edge of the face, and a toe surface extending rearward from a toe edge of the face. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251767

Article of footwear having an upper with a matrix layer

Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include one or more of: (a) a sole structure; (b) an upper having lateral and medial side elements engaged with the sole structure, the upper made from a polymer matrix structure that extends through at least a heel region; (c) a size adjustment mechanism located at the heel region; (d) a heel tongue element located adjacent the size adjustment mechanism; (e) a shoe securing mechanism; (f) an instep tongue member; and/or (g) a bootie member located at least partially within the foot-receiving chamber. Methods of manufacturing such articles of footwear also are disclosed.. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251766

Article of footwear having an upper with a matrix layer

Articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include one or more of: (a) a sole structure; (b) an upper having lateral and medial side elements engaged with the sole structure, the upper made from a polymer matrix structure that extends through at least a heel region; (c) a size adjustment mechanism located at the heel region; (d) a heel tongue element located adjacent the size adjustment mechanism; (e) a shoe securing mechanism; (f) an instep tongue member; and/or (g) a bootie member located at least partially within the foot-receiving chamber. Methods of manufacturing such articles of footwear also are disclosed.. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251761

Article of footwear with inner and outer midsole layers

An article of footwear comprises an outsole that has a bottom portion and a medial arch portion extending upward from the bottom portion. The medial arch portion of the outsole has a base and a plurality of protrusions extending outward from the base. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251760

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

A method of making an article of footwear comprises associating an upper of the article of footwear with a printer. The upper has a lower peripheral portion. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251759

Hydrogel connection

The disclosure relates to articles and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles and components thereof with a material including a hydrogel, where the hydrogel-containing material defines an external surface or side of an article. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251758

Electronically controlled bladder assembly

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

09/07/17 / #20170251757

Article of footwear and sole structure with a central forefoot ridge element

An article of footwear including a sole structure attached to an upper defining an internal void configured to receive a foot of a wearer is described. The sole structure includes a sole body portion having a central ridge element located in an aperture in the sole body portion. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251756

Article of footwear with sole system having carrier member and sensory node elements

An article of footwear includes a sole system with a carrier member and a plurality of sensory node elements. The sensory node elements are received in recesses of the carrier member and can protrude through to the upper and/or an insole. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251755

Article of footwear and sole structure with a central sensory node element

An article of footwear including a sole structure attached to an upper defining an internal void configured to receive a foot of a wearer is described. The sole structure includes a sole body portion having a central sensory node element located in an aperture in the sole body portion. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251754

Article of footwear and sole structure with sensory node elements disposed along sole perimeter

An article of footwear including a sole structure attached to an upper defining an internal void configured to receive a foot of a wearer is described. The sole structure includes a sole body portion having a plurality of sensory node elements located in apertures in the sole body portion. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251753

Article of footwear and sole structure with sensory node elements disposed at discrete locations

An article of footwear including a sole structure attached to an upper defining an internal void configured to receive a foot of a wearer is described. The sole structure includes a sole body portion having a plurality of sensory node elements located in apertures in the sole body portion. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251752

Hydrogel with mesh for soil deflection

The disclosure relates to articles and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil. In particular, the articles has a substrate body, a material including a hydrogel secured to the substrate body, and a mesh component present on and/or adjacent to a second side of the hydrogel-containing material opposing the first side. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251751

Hydrogel tie layer

The disclosure relates to articles and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil. In particular, the articles have substrate body, a tie layer secured to the substrate body, and a material including a hydrogel secured to the tie layer. ... Nike Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251750

Article of footwear with external support member

An article of footwear includes a dynamic support member that provides support to a foot. The support member is external to the article. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246512

Sport balls and method of manufacturing the sport balls

A sport ball includes a casing forming an exterior surface thereof. The casing has a plurality of joined panels forming a partially-assembled casing and defining an open area. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245598

Customization kit for articles of footwear

A steaming apparatus for an article of footwear includes a steaming chamber adjoined to a plurality of wing portions. The steaming apparatus is configured to accommodate a steam source. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245593

Sockliner with integral skirt

A sockliner for a shoe may be formed to include an integral fabric skirt. The fabric skirt may remain loose from the sockliner along at least a portion of the periphery of the sockliner. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245592

Sockliner for a shoe

A sockliner for a shoe or other article of footwear is formed having at least one generally flat, planar surface. At least a portion of the sockliner has a linear width that exceeds the linear distance across a width of the shoe. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245590

Layered sole structure for an article of footwear

A sole structure can include provisions for improving the cushioning characteristics and stability of an article of footwear. The sole structure may include multiple layers with specialized structural properties designed to integrate regions of stiffness with cushioning layers. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245589

Method of customizing heel cushioning in articles of footwear

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure with a sole member. The sole member can be manufactured using a system that modifies the heel cushioning of the sole member over a series of footwear purchases. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245588

Method of customizing stability in articles of footwear

The disclosed method provides a way to manufacture a style of an article of footwear in bulk, while providing customization for heel stability for individual customers. Moreover, the disclosed method provides a way to customize articles of footwear for a customer on an ongoing basis, such that the heel stability of the articles of footwear is refined until a tailored fit is achieved for the same customer. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245586

Method of customizing forefoot cushioning in articles of footwear

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure with a sole member. The sole member can be manufactured using a system that modifies the forefoot cushioning of the sole member over a series of footwear purchases. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245585

Method of customizing articles of footwear

A method of manufacturing articles of footwear that includes steps of providing articles to a customer, receiving evaluations of one or more structural characteristics of the articles and making new customized articles for the customer based on the evaluations of one or more structural characteristics. The method can be conducted as a cycle that is repeated each time the customer buys a new pair of footwear.. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245582

Upper for an article of footwear having a knitted component with a fused area

The present disclosure provides an upper for an article of footwear. The upper may include a knitted component having a first yarn and a second yarn, where the first yarn comprises a core with a sheath, the sheath being formed of a thermoplastic material having a melting temperature. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245581

Weatherized upper for an article of footwear

The present disclosure relates to uppers for articles of footwear. The uppers may be formed by knitting one or more yarns together. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245580

Sole structure with visual effects

A multi-colored effect for a sole structure for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole structure comprises a sole member having a first color and an exterior layer having a second color that is different from the sole member. ... Nike Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245560

Vented garment

The technology described herein relates to breathable, vented, and insulating garments. More particularly, the technology described herein relates to articles with a plurality of interconnected chambers that are configured to retain a thermally insulating fill material such as down or synthetic fibers. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241058

Non-rigid material multi-frame manufacturing apparatus

Aspects hereof relate to a multi-frame manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing articles from non-rigid materials and methods for manufacturing articles utilizing a multi-frame manufacturing apparatus. The multi-frame manufacturing apparatus includes a plurality of discrete frames, each frame including a movement mechanism that enables it to move between sequentially arranged processing stations. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239961

Apparel printing system and methods for printing on articles with repeating patterns

An apparel printing system for printing on regions of tubular fabrics with repeating patterns includes a textile printer having a print head and a tubular platen that includes features on the platen surface to retain and register the tubular fabric on the platen surface during printing.. . ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239903

Adaptable cast elastomer outsole tooling

Aspects hereof relate to a multi-part mold for molding articles of footwear having sole regions of differing materials forming a desired outsole surface material pattern. The multi-part mold includes a carrier mold portion and a tray mold portion. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239902

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

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

08/24/17 / #20170239881

Vacuum knife tool

Cutting of a material, such as a textile or film, can damage the material. A tool is provided that utilizes vacuum pressure near a knife edge to increase a result of the cut. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239577

Virtual performance system

Aspects of this disclosure relate to rewarding users of an electronic game for real-world physical activity. Further aspects relate to altering virtual items based upon physical activity. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238656

Ground-engaging structures for articles of footwear

Ground-engaging components for articles of footwear include: (a) an outer perimeter boundary rim at least partially defining an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component and an open space at least at a forefoot support area, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim defines an upper-facing surface and an opposite ground-facing surface; and (b) a forefoot edge support extending along and defining at least a portion of a first forefoot edge of the ground-engaging component. A bottom surface of the forefoot edge support (which may engage the ground) slants in an outward and downward direction from a location adjacent the open space toward the first forefoot edge. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238654

Article of footwear with soil-shedding performance

The disclosure relates to articles of footwear (100) and components thereof, including outsoles (112), which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles (112). In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear (100) and components thereof including an outsole (112) with a material (116) including a polymeric network formed of a plurality of polymer chains, where the material (116) defines external ground-facing surface or side of the outsole (112). ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238653

Articles of footwear, apparel, and sports equipment with soil-shedding properties

An article of footwear (100), apparel (500, 600), and/or sporting equipment (300, 400), and methods of manufacturing thereof, having a hydrogel present on at least a portion of an externally-facing side of the article. The hydrogel is effective in reducing soil accumulation on the article, and/or for reducing soil adhesion to the article.. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238652

Dual layer sole system with auxetic structure

An article with a sole structure including a first layer and a second layer are disclosed. The first layer includes a set of apertures arranged in an auxetic configuration that permit the first layer to exhibit a first auxetic behavior. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238648

Article of footwear including portions configured for customization

A kit of parts may include an article of footwear and a customization device. The customization device and the article of footwear may be particularly designed to limit or prevent customization in particular areas of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238644

Knitted components exhibiting color shifting effects

The present embodiments provide a knitted component including a knitted base portion located between a first non-planar structure and a second non-planar structure. The knitted base portion may include a first area located adjacent to the first non-planar structure, and the first area may include at least one course of a first base yarn. ... Nike Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235922

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

08/17/17 / #20170231322

Footwear sole structure

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an impact-attenuation support member. The impact-attenuation support member includes a first impact-attenuation element and a second-impact-attenuation element. ... Nike Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231314

Article of footwear having an upper incorporating a knitted component

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

08/17/17 / #20170231306

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

08/10/17 / #20170226670

Moisture management support garment with a denier differential mechanism

A moisture management fabric using denier differential to facilitate the movement of sweat away from the wearer's body is presented. An exemplary moisture management support garment constructed from an exemplary moisture management fabric is presented. ... Nike Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225500

Method for applying layers on a material

A process for printing multiple layers on a fabric or other material using uv-curable ink that includes a step of printing a first layer on the material and another step of partially curing the first layer. A next step includes printing a partially uv-transparent layer over the first layer and fully curing the uv-transparent layer while simultaneously fully curing the first layer.. ... Nike Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225491

Additive color printing using multiple color graphic layers

Methods and systems are provided for color printing. For example, a method of printing is provided, including printing a three-dimensional object onto a substrate using a printing device. ... Nike Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225035

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

08/10/17 / #20170224255

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

08/10/17 / #20170224058

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

08/10/17 / #20170224057

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

08/10/17 / #20170224052

Sole structure having auxetic structures and sipes

A sole structure that includes recessed portions. The recessed portions are arranged such that the sole structure has auxetic properties. ... Nike Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224051

Sole structure for an article of footwear with side wall notch and nonlinear bending stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate that includes a forefoot portion with a foot-facing surface. The sole plate has at least one side wall extending upward from the foot-facing surface. ... Nike Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224046

Article of footwear having an upper incorporating a knitted component

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

08/10/17 / #20170224045

Article of footwear having an upper incorporating a knitted component

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

08/10/17 / #20170224044

Article of footwear having an upper incorporating a knitted component

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

08/10/17 / #20170224029

Stability enhanced shorts with stitching

Form-fitting athletic garments may provide different elasticity and therefore different amounts of support along different directions. A relatively elastic textile may be used to form a form-fitting compressive garment such as shorts, shirts, leggings, bodysuits, socks, and the like. ... Nike Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218541

Multi-carrier, zonal weaving system, method, and material

A multi-carrier, zonal weaving system and method of manufacturing a zonal woven material is provided. The multi-carrier system includes a first weft yarn, a second weft yarn, and one or more intermediate warp yarns for wrapping by the first and second weft yarns. ... Nike Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216677

Interactive athletic equipment system

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

08/03/17 / #20170216668

Athletic watch

A device for monitoring athletic performance of a user has a wristband configured to be worn by the user. An electronic module is removably attached to the wristband. ... Nike Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215765

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

08/03/17 / #20170215524

Footwear having motorized adjustment system and elastic upper

An article of footwear may include an upper configured to receive a foot of a wearer, the upper including one or more elastic portions and one or more substantially inelastic portions. The footwear may further include a plurality of lace receiving members fixedly attached to an outer surface of the upper on the inelastic portions of the upper. ... Nike Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215518

Cleats, cleated sole structures, molds and molding methods for in-molding articles

Cleat structures, e.g., for golf shoes, may include a flat and flexible interior surface and/or a generally disk-shaped perimeter area that includes features to promote in-molding of the cleat to a footwear sole component (e.g., to permanently engage the cleat with an outsole member). Such cleats may provide a flexible and comfortable base, including a low profile, e.g., to enable formation relatively thin and/or flexible footwear sole components. ... Nike Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215515

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

08/03/17 / #20170215514

Additive color printing

Methods and systems are provided for color printing onto nonwhite substrates and articles. For example, an article of apparel is provided that includes multiple layers of ink with a combination of a white ink and at least one color ink, and each layer having a ratio of white ink to color ink, wherein the ratio is the same.. ... Nike Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215501

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

07/27/17 / #20170209766

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

07/27/17 / #20170209750

Golf club head or other ball striking device having multi-piece construction and method for manufacturing

A ball striking device has a head that includes a metal face configured for striking a ball, a rearwardly extending metal band, a top piece, and a bottom piece. The metal band has a first end extending from one side of the face, a second end extending from the opposite side of the face, and a rear portion extending between the first and second ends and defining at least a portion of the rear periphery of the head. ... Nike Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209744

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

07/20/17 / #20170203190

Remoldable impact-attenuation article

Aspects herein provide for a remoldable article configured to attenuate or reduce the results of an impact. The article comprises a plate that is remoldable in a temperature range of about 41 degrees celsius to about 43.3 degrees celsius.. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202313

Fastening mechanism for use with a lacing element

A fastening mechanism for use with a lacing element is disclosed. The fastening mechanism is adjustable and includes an elongated member and a rigid element. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202311

Article of footwear with multiple layers

The present embodiments generally relate to an article of footwear with multiple layers. The article of footwear may include an inner layer with a void dimensioned for receipt of at least a portion of a foot. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202310

Article of footwear with a tensioning system

An article of footwear including a tensioning system is disclosed. The tensioning system is adjustable and includes a first layer and a second layer that is moveable and extends over the first layer. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202309

Three-dimensional printing of a traced element

A method of forming a traced element is disclosed. The method may include printing layers of a traced element and incorporating a textile strand in overlapping polymer layers of the traced element. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202308

Footwear with felting transition between materials

An article of footwear comprises a sole structure and an upper. The upper is connected to the sole structure to form an enclosure to at least partially receive a foot. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202307

Footwear with embroidery transition between materials

An article of footwear comprises a sole structure and an upper. The upper is connected to the sole structure to form an enclosure to at least partially receive a foot. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202302

Articulated sole structure with sipes forming hexagonal sole elements

A footwear sole structure may include a plurality of discrete hexagonally-shaped sole elements defined by a plurality of sipes. The sipes may include a plurality of sipes that extend in a transverse direction across the sole structure and a plurality of sipes that extend in an oblique direction relative to the transverse sipes. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202301

Footwear with internal chassis and/or indexed sock liner

A chassis for an article of footwear may include a base and a frame attached to a top side of the base. The frame may include a network of interconnected walls defining a plurality of cells, each of at least a portion of the cells having a bottom at least partially closed by an underlying portion of the base. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202295

Footwear upper with knitted component and method of manufacturing the same

A method of knitting a knitted component for an upper of an article of footwear is provided. The method may include using a flat knitting machine. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202287

Garment with integral wipe zones

Hydrophobic fabrics and garments made therefrom are provided. The fabrics and garments in accordance with aspects herein comprise at least two seamlessly adjacent woven zones, where the first fabric/garment zone comprises substantially planar surfaces, and the second fabric/garment zone comprises a plurality of integrally raised structures on at least one of the surfaces of the fabric/garment. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202286

Security pocket

A fold-over security pocket is provided herein. The fold-over security pocket comprises a panel having a first portion including an inner-facing surface that is overlaid with fasteners, a second portion including an inner-facing surface that is overlaid with complementary fasteners, and a hinge portion separating the first portion from the second portion. ... Nike Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202273

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-supporting structures, 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

07/13/17 / #20170198424

Multi-layered woven element

The present embodiments provide a woven element having a first plurality of warp threads extending in a first direction and integrated into a first surface on a front side of the woven element. The woven element may have a second plurality of warp threads extending in the first direction, where the second plurality of warp threads is integrated into a second surface on a back side of the woven element. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197340

Portable customization system for articles of footwear

A steaming system for an article of footwear includes a container with a lid configured to accommodate a steam source. The system also includes provisions for securing the article of footwear such that a majority of the upper is subjected to steam. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197122

Golf club heads

Putters include a putter body having a ball striking face member made of a material having a first hardness characteristic. A cavity is defined in the putter body behind the ball striking face member, and plural openings are defined in the ball striking face member extending rearward with respect to the ball striking face member and into the cavity. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197121

Golf clubs and golf club heads

Golf club heads include an exposed ball striking surface at a top-to-bottom center line of the ball striking face having a first material and a second material of different hardnesses. A top-to-bottom cross section of the exposed ball striking surface at the top-to-bottom center line of the ball striking face has a structure that includes a plurality of grooves including: (a) a first groove having a first edge made of the first material and a second edge made from the second material, and (b) a second groove having its opposing edges made of the first material.. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197119

Golf club and golf club head with a sole cavity feature

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

07/13/17 / #20170197107

Apparel item with integrated parachute structure

Aspects herein provide for an apparel item having an integrated parachute structure and a set of intake ducts. The parachute structure is configured to transition from a first slack state to a second inflated state subsequent to air entering the set of intake ducts incident to ground locomotion of the wearer thereby increasing air resistance to wearer movement.. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196312

Articles of footwear with an alternate fastening system

An article of footwear has an upper with tensioning components. The upper includes a fastening system with a tensioning device. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196308

Upper having bonded differentially-oriented inner and outer reinforcing strips

An upper may include a reinforced panel. The panel may comprise a carrier, inner reinforcing strips and outer reinforcing strips. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196305

Articles of footwear with asymmetrical segmented plates

A pair of sole plates for a complementary pair of articles of footwear may generally include a first article with a first sole plate and a second article with a second sole plate, where the first sole plate is asymmetrical with respect to the second sole plate. The first sole plate includes a first groove that extends along a first lateral side of the first sole plate, and the second sole plate includes a second groove that extends along a second medial side of the second sole plate. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196304

Outer sole component with co-molded flex modifier component for footwear sole structure

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an outer sole component with a co-molded flex modifier component. The outer sole component is formed of a first mold material, such as a rubber mold material. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196303

Yarns, threads, and textiles 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

07/13/17 / #20170196301

Method and apparatus for dynamically altering a height of a sole assembly

A method and apparatus for dynamically altering a height of a sole assembly of an article of footwear uses an actuator having a retraction assembly and a traction assembly. A wedge is moved to different positions within a groove formed in the sole assembly. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196285

Engineered surface for increased drag on article

An article having a panel and a trim piece. The panel may have at least a first panel edge, an outer surface, and a plurality of integrally-formed flaps that extend from the outer surface. ... Nike Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196277

Apparel with selectively attachable and detachable elements

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

07/06/17 / #20170189754

Golf swing analysis from pre-strike sound

A system, device, and methods include or utilize a microphone, a processor, and a user interface. The microphone senses sound and in response outputs a sound signal indicative of the sound. ... Nike Inc

07/06/17 / #20170188662

Article of footwear with cleat arrangement including angled cleats

An article of footwear with an arrangement of cleats is disclosed. The arrangement of cleats may enhance traction during the first step of sprinting, quick directional changes, and backward movement. ... Nike Inc

07/06/17 / #20170188659

Sole structure for an artricle of footwear

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

07/06/17 / #20170188657

Article of footwear having talonavicular support

An article of footwear includes a navicular support structure on a medial side. The navicular support structure includes a non-stretch, tensioned material that reduces an interior volume of the upper of the article of footwear and redirects applied forces from the midfoot region of the article of footwear to other regions, such as the forefoot region.. ... Nike Inc

06/29/17 / #20170187704

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

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

06/29/17 / #20170181502

Footwear component manufacturing fixture

A footwear component manufacturing fixture secures a component, such as a shoe sole, in a manner that allows for the processing of one or more surfaces of the component without obscuring the surfaces. The fixture has a fixed portion with a first compression surface and an adjustable portion having a second compression surface. ... Nike Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181500

Article of footwear having an upper with cord elements

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

06/29/17 / #20170181499

Fluid-filled chamber with a tensile element

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

06/29/17 / #20170181497

Sole structure of an article of footwear

A sole structure for an article of footwear includes one or more outsole portions. At least some of these outsole portions include a plurality of alternating upward-facing and downward-facing elongate channels. ... Nike Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178379

Image stitching for footwear component processing

A multiple camera vision system captures discrete images having overlapping fields of view. Each of the cameras is calibrated and the images from the cameras are stitched together as a stitched image. ... Nike Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174874

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

06/22/17 / #20170173405

Inflatable game ball panel construction

An inflatable game ball includes a cover formed from a plurality of panel segments attached along peripheral edges. Each panel segment an outer panel portion, having a first shape and a first size, and an inner panel portion, having the first shape and a second size, smaller than the first size. ... Nike Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173393

Athleticism rating and performance measuring system

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

06/22/17 / #20170172254

Footwear article comprising links

An article of footwear may be constructed of a matrix of beads. For example, by preconfiguring the row length and the number of beads in a given row, the bead matrix may be configured to form a three dimensional shape that pulls towards a centerline or is concave.. ... Nike Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172250

Article of footwear having a sole structure with a fluid-filled chamber

An article of footwear has an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The sole structure includes a chamber that encloses a pressurized fluid. ... Nike Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172239

Low-profile edge pocket

An article having a panel secured between two layers of a trim piece and having a pocket affixed to a zipper, where a first zipper tape is affixed to the panel, and a second zipper tape is secured between the two layers of the trim piece such that the pocket is in communication with an incised opening in the panel is provided. The panel may be secured between the two layers of the trim piece at a first edge, and the incised opening may be formed proximate to the first edge such that the article comprises a pocket presented proximate to the trim piece. ... Nike Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172237

Sleeve gusset for an apparel item

A sleeve gusset for securing an exterior shell layer of an apparel item and an inner liner layer of an apparel item to a sleeve of an apparel item and a method of manufacturing a sleeve gusset is provided. The sleeve gusset comprises an interior facing with a sleeve edge and a body edge and an exterior facing with a sleeve edge and a body edge. ... Nike Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172226

Articles of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback

Articles of apparel include: (a) a garment structure having one or more fabric elements structured and arranged to provide a close fit to at least one predetermined portion of a body (e.g., area(s) of the body for which enhanced position sensing and/or feedback are desired, such as the lower back, the arch of the foot, etc.); and (b) a body position feedback system engaged with or integrally formed as part of the garment structure. The body position feedback system may apply higher tensile or constricting forces to selected portions of the wearer's body, which can help stimulate or interact with nerves and deep tissue receptors located in various portions of the body. ... Nike Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164692

System and method for forming an article

A fusing system includes an upper member and a base member. The upper member includes a pressing layer and the base member is associated with a last member. ... Nike Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164691

Article having sole assembly with cleats

An article of footwear has a sole assembly that is further comprised of a chassis, a reinforcing member and a forefoot plate. The reinforcing member includes lateral and medial forefoot portions that fit with corresponding recesses in the forefoot plate and the reinforcing member in the forefoot region of the chassis. ... Nike Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164690

Sole structure with integrated cleat member and methods of making

A sole structure with an integrated cleat member includes a plate member with a protruding portion that forms a first portion of the cleat member. A second portion of the cleat member is attached to the first portion and may be made of a less rigid material than the first portion. ... Nike Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164689

Sole structure with segmented portions

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

06/15/17 / #20170164686

Sole structure configured to allow relative heel/forefoot motion

Shoes and/or shoe elements facilitate natural foot motion and/or reduce forces tending to fight natural foot motion. In at least some such structures, a wearer's heel is secured to the hindfoot region of a shoe (e.g., by a strap system) in a manner that permits heel/forefoot rotation and that allows the lower leg to remain straight. ... Nike Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164683

Upper with sensory feedback

An article of footwear includes projection members providing sensory feedback. The projection members are movable relative to an upper of the article of footwear. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160538

Laser siping apparatus

Laser siping forms sipes in an article. The laser operates in a scan laser configuration for some sipe patterns and the laser operates in a fixed laser concept for other siping patterns. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160439

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

06/08/17 / #20170157846

Three-dimensional printing utilizing a captive element

A method of forming a printed structure is disclosed. The method may include printing layers of a printed structure and incorporating an element within the printed structure. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157508

Sigils for use with apparel

Apparel is disclosed that can be worn to assist an interactive game in tracking the movement of the wearer. The apparel may include one or more tracking marks formed of designs, patterns, or reflective materials that can be easily tracked by an interactive game. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157492

Electronic tracking system with heads up display

An electronic tracking system for assisting a user in determining distances to landmarks and objects in a sporting environment includes a user tracking system for determining the location of a user, a heads up display for displaying information to the user, and a processor operable to communicate with the user tracking system and the heads up display. The heads up display is designed to be worn on the user's head, and to display an image within the user's field of view. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157491

Electronic tracking system with heads up display

An electronic tracking system is disclosed for assisting a user in determining distances to objects in a sporting environment. The system includes a user tracking system for determining the location of a user, a heads up display for displaying information to the user, and a processor operable to communicate with the user tracking system and heads up display. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157490

Golf aid including virtual caddy

A golf aid system for assisting a user with a golf shot on a golf course includes a user tracking system configured to determine the location of the user on the golf course, a portable electronic device with a display screen, and a processor. The processor, which is operable to communicate with the user tracking system and the portable electronic device, is configured to determine one or more target locations on the golf course, with each of the target locations representing a recommended target for a respective one of the golf clubs. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157474

Golf club head including mechanical and adhesive joints

A golf club head includes a metallic section, a polymeric section, and an adhesive material. The metallic section defines an opening and the polymeric section extends over the opening. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156453

Zipper assembly

A zipper assembly includes various elements, such as a zipper-slider body and a zipper puller. The zipper puller can be gripped when manually traversing the zipper-slider body along zipper-teeth assemblies, such as when releasably fastening portions or edges of an article together. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156450

Snap-type fastener arrangement

A snap-type fastener arrangement includes various elements. For example, the snap-type fastener arrangement includes a socket component and a stud component. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156447

Segmented tunnels on articles

Collapsible tunnel systems or segmented tubular structures may be printed on or otherwise attached to base layers on articles of apparel, articles of footwear, or other articles of manufacture. The collapsible tunnel systems have two or more tubular structures attached to the base layer, with tunnels extending through the tubular structures. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156445

Article of footwear with tubular structures

An article of footwear has a tubular structure that may conform to various anatomical features of a foot. The tubular structure has a tunnel, and a tensile strand runs through the tunnel. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156444

Article of footwear with tubular structures having tab portions

An article of footwear has a tubular structure. The tubular structure may include tab portions that extend away from a tunnel portion of the tubular structure. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156427

Tunnel spring structures

A tunnel spring structure three-dimensionally printed on a base layer. The tunnel spring structure includes three tubular structures and two connecting portions. ... Nike Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156419

Dual-jacket assembly

A dual-jacket assembly comprising an inner jacket coupled to an outer jacket by a cable system is provided herein. The outer jacket is configured at least to be worn over the inner jacket and to be stowed in a pocket of the inner jacket when not in use. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154505

Apparel with ultrasonic position sensing and haptic feedback for activities

An article of apparel, a system, and methods include a fabric configured to conform to a body of a wearer. A plurality of ultrasonic positioning sensors are secured with respect to the fabric at a first set of predetermined locations, each of the ultrasonic positioning sensors configured to emit a sound wave configured to be detected by other ones of the plurality of ultrasonic positioning sensors and output an electronic signal indicative of having emitted or detected a sound wave. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152120

Rolled material tensioning and loading system

Maintaining a level of tension on material as it is processed in a manufacturing operation assists in the processing of the material. The tension of the material as it is fed through a process station is maintained by a material sag portion, such as an unsupported portion of the material extending between a roll of the material and the process station. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170152115

Manufacturing pickup tool

A vacuum powered pickup tool with mechanically moveable discrete nozzles allows for selective activation of the nozzles through the mechanical movement of the nozzles relative to a vacuum manifold. The movement of a nozzle from an inactive position where an inlet port of the nozzle is fluidly decoupled with the vacuum manifold to an active position where the inlet port is fluidly coupled with the vacuum manifold allows for independent activation of discrete nozzles of the pickup tool. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150895

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

06/01/17 / #20170150785

Method of filling electrorheological fluid structure

A method of filling an electrorheological fluid structure may include introducing electrorheological fluid into an interior volume of a housing. The electrorheological fluid within the housing may then be subjected to a sub-atmospheric pressure. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150780

Electrorheological fluid structure with attached conductor and method of fabrication

A polymeric housing may have a channel defined therein. A first conductive trace may at least partially coincide with the channel. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150779

Electrorheological fluid structure having strain relief element and method of fabrication

An article may include a first polymeric material layer having a surface. A first conductive trace may form at least a portion of the first layer surface. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150778

Articles of footwear and sole structures for articles of footwear

Sole structures include (a) a first midsole component formed at least in part from a first polymeric foam material, wherein the first midsole component forms at least a majority of a plantar support surface and at least a majority of a medial sidewall surface of the sole structure, and wherein the first midsole component includes a lateral side edge; and (b) a second midsole component formed at least in part from a second polymeric foam material, wherein the second midsole component forms at least a majority of a lateral sidewall surface of the sole structure, wherein the second midsole component includes a medial side edge that extends adjacent the lateral side edge of the first midsole component. The second polymeric foam material may have a higher durometer than the first polymeric foam material.. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150777

Articles of footwear and sole structures for articles of footwear

Sole structures (e.g., midsoles and/or outsoles) and articles of footwear include heel-supporting areas and/or forefoot-supporting areas that include a central area (e.g., a central recessed area) and a plurality of surrounding rings. Additionally or alternatively, the sole structures (e.g., midsoles and/or outsoles) may include bands of material defined by recessed grooves to provide a bumpstop type impact-force attenuating structure.. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150776

Apparatus and method for securing an upper to a sole

Aspects hereof relate to an apparatus and method for coupling a cemented upper to a sole of an article of footwear. Pairs of clamps secure a sole at a forefoot region and a heel region to prevent movement of a location of the sole upon application of a perimeter deforming force. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150773

Article of footwear and charging system

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 unit with one or more components configured for use with one or more articles of footwear, where the articles of footwear can include different sizes. ... Nike Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150762

Message-conveying interlocking athletic gloves

A message-conveying athletic glove with enhanced gripping is provided. The glove comprises a palm-side portion and a back portion connected to form four finger sheaths, a thumb sheath, and an opening capable of receiving a human hand. ... Nike Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140681

Athletic bib

Aspects herein provide for an athletic bib configured to be worn during athletic activities. In exemplary aspects, the athletic bib may be formed of a knit material comprising a plurality of perforations. ... Nike Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136689

Articles and methods of manufacture of articles

Various articles, such as footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, watchbands, and the like, and methods of forming those articles are presented. The articles are generally formed, in whole or in part, using rapid manufacturing techniques, such as laser sintering, stereolithography, solid deposition modeling, and the like. ... Nike Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136300

Training scripts

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

05/18/17 / #20170135441

Multi-component sole structure having an auxetic configuration

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

05/18/17 / #20170135440

Footwear soles with auxetic structures

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

05/11/17 / #20170134511

Activity recognition with activity reminders

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

05/11/17 / #20170129200

Articles of wear and processes for making the same

Processes and systems for thermoforming articles of wear are disclosed. The process can include utilizing a negative pressure generation system to seal an article in a forming material thereby compressing the forming material onto the outer surface of the article. ... Nike Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129178

Selective attachment of a yarn structure

A method and system are disclosed. A method of printing onto a base having an upper surface spaced from a lower surface by a base thickness includes dispensing a yarn from a nozzle of a printing system and selectively attaching the yarn to a first attachment region. ... Nike Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129176

Tack and drag printing

A method and apparatus are disclosed. A method of printing onto a base includes providing a yarn from a material source disposed in a printing system. ... Nike Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129172

Three-dimensional printing along a curved surface

A method and apparatus for printing onto a curved surface of an article are disclosed. An embodiment of a method may include receiving the article and extruding a composite yarn from a nozzle. ... Nike Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127757

Outsole of a footwear article, having fin traction elements

A sole structure can include an outsole with flexure zones that allow relative movement between regions of the outsole bottom surface that are separated or defined by the flexure zones. Such relative movement, together with selected traction elements or combinations of traction elements within the regions, act to provide the needed traction and stability for a number of motions that normally accompany a given activity such as golf. ... Nike Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127756

Article of footwear incorporating a sole structure with elements having different compressibilities

A sole structure of an article of footwear includes a foam element and a non-foam element with different compressibilities. The foam element is positioned adjacent to the non-foam element. ... Nike Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127755

Sole structure for an article of footwear having a nonlinear bending stiffness with compression grooves and descending ribs

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate that has a foot-facing surface with a forefoot portion, and a ground-facing surface opposite from the foot-facing surface. The sole plate has a plurality of grooves extending at least partially transversely relative to the sole plate in the forefoot portion of the foot-facing surface, and a plurality of ribs protruding at the ground-facing surface, extending at least partially transversely relative to the sole plate, and underlying the plurality of grooves. ... Nike Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127753

Article of footwear with a tactile feedback system

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole structure with a cushioning element. The cushioning element can be disposed in the upper and/or the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127752

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

05/04/17 / #20170121480

Method of foaming a milled precursor

A method of making a foamed article comprises (a) milling a block or sheet of thermoplastic polymer to form a precursor; (b) crosslinking the thermoplastic polymer; (c) heating the precursor to a first temperature to soften the thermoplastic polymer; (d) infusing the thermoplastic polymer with at least one inert gas at a first pressure that is sufficient to cause the at least one inert gas to permeate into the softened thermoplastic polymer; and (e) while the thermoplastic polymer is softened, reducing the pressure to a second pressure below the first pressure to at least partially foam the precursor into a foamed article, wherein the foamed article is substantially the same shape as the precursor.. . ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120650

Adjustable gloss level for printing

A method and apparatus of providing varying gloss levels for a printed surface of a two-dimensional or three-dimensional printed structure is disclosed. The method includes dynamically adjusting the spacing between a printhead assembly and a curing device according to a target gloss level for the resulting printed structure.. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120527

Printing layer in response to substrate contour

A method of printing a three-dimensional structure onto a base having irregularities on the surface is disclosed. A sensing device determines the depth of the irregularity on the surface. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120520

Adjustable gloss level for compact printhead arrangement

A method and apparatus for printing 2d layers and 3d structures is disclosed. The method includes dispensing a print material from a printhead assembly onto a base and curing the print material with a curing device assembly. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120514

Three-dimensional curing of a two-dimensionally printed object

A printing system is used to selectively print a layer material on a surface that is initially in a planar or two-dimensional shape. After the layer material is printed onto the surface, it is exposed to an amount of radiation from a radiation source and partially cured. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120484

Method of foaming an injection molded precursor

A method of making a foamed article comprises (a) injection molding a molten thermoplastic elastomer to form a precursor; (b) crosslinking the thermoplastic elastomer; (c) heating the thermoplastic elastomer to a first temperature to soften the thermoplastic elastomer; (d) infusing the thermoplastic elastomer with at least one inert gas at a first pressure that is sufficient to cause the at least one inert gas to permeate into the softened thermoplastic elastomer; and (e) while the article is softened, reducing the pressure to a second pressure below the first pressure to at least partially foam the precursor into a foamed article, wherein the foamed article is substantially the same shape as the precursor.. . ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120109

Flight time

Systems and methods for monitoring athletic performances include determining “flight time,” e.g., the amount of time both feet are off the ground, and optionally “flight time” resulting from different types of activities, such as jogging, running, sprinting, jumping, etc. “flight time” may help a player or coach better understand the effort the athlete is putting out, compare efforts of two or more players, gauge the athlete's performance change over time, and/or identify conditioning needs and/or areas for improvement. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119096

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

An article of footwear is disclosed that comprises a sole structure having a bladder element that includes multiple cushioning components. Each cushioning component includes an enclosed fluid-filled cavity. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119095

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

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

05/04/17 / #20170119084

Article of footwear having an upper with knitted elements

A method of manufacturing a collar element for an article of footwear is disclosed. The method comprises knitting the collar element comprising a tubular structure defining an interior cavity and a plurality of floating yarns within the cavity. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119083

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with tensile strand

An upper for an article of footwear is configured to be connected to a sole structure and is configured to receive a foot. The upper includes a knitted component having a strobel portion that is configured to be disposed underneath the foot. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119074

Adaptive planar shift garment material

Articles and methods of using and making adaptive garment portions are provided. An adaptive garment portion is one that has shifting surfaces with apertures that shift from an aligned to an offset orientation depending on environmental conditions/stimuli. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119073

Layered thumbhole structure

A tubular sleeve having a proximal end opposite a distal end, a cutout formed through the tubular sleeve proximate the distal end, a first panel having at least a trailing edge and spanning a first portion of the cutout, a second panel having at least a leading edge and a trailing edge and spanning a second portion of the cutout, and a third panel having at least a leading edge and spanning a third portion of the cutout. The second panel may overlap the first panel across the entire width of the cutout such that the second-panel leading edge is distal to the first-panel trailing edge. ... Nike Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119063

Flat-knit support garment for upper torso

Aspects of a flat-knit support garment for an upper torso are provided. The flat-knit support garment may include a bra structure having a flat-knit bra material that includes a cup zone, a body zone, a wing zone, a strap zone, and a chestband zone. ... Nike Inc

04/27/17 / #20170117771

Overmold protection for vibration motor

A vibration motor assembly includes a vibration motor, an end cap having electrical contacts configured for supplying electrical power to the vibration motor, the end cap having a first connecting structure connecting the end cap to the vibration motor, and a capsule connected to the end cap to define a cavity. The vibration motor further has a shaft, and an eccentric mass is connected to the shaft. ... Nike Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113379

Automated rubber molding and de-molding

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

04/27/17 / #20170112235

Sole structure with holes arranged in auxetic configuration

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

04/27/17 / #20170112234

Article of footwear with an adaptive fluid system

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

04/27/17 / #20170112233

Sole assembly for article of footwear with plural cushioning members

A sole assembly for an article of footwear defines a base support plane. The sole assembly also includes a cushioning assembly with a first end and a second end. ... Nike Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112229

Dual-density insole with a molded geometry

The present disclosure relates to a dual-density insole (or sock liner) for a shoe. According to aspects set forth herein, the insole includes a carrier with two cavities. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106257

Golf bag accessory bag

An accessory bag for a main bag is provided and may include a main body extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and a second end. The main body may be movable between a collapsed state having the first end disposed proximate to the second end and an expanded state having the first end separated from the second end. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106256

Golf bag accessory bag

A pocket for a golf bag includes a main body defining a storage compartment. The pocket includes a first attachment mechanism movable between an attached state attaching the main body to a first attachment location of the golf bag and a detached state allowing the main body to be separated from the first attachment location. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105487

Tethered anchor point for footwear lace element

A tethered anchor point for a footwear lace element includes various elements. For example, the tethered anchor point includes a tensile strand that attaches to a portion of the footwear article. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105486

Tensile-strand enclosure system for footwear

An arrangement of tensile strands is incorporated into a footwear article to provide at least part of an enclosure. The tensile strands may be adjustable to affect a size of the enclosure and an amount of compression of the enclosure.. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105485

Footwear ankle collar trim transition

An article of footwear having an upper with enhanced transition properties is described herein. The transition properties may be incorporated in an ankle collar trim transition region, a heel stay reinforcing structure, and/or a heel padding structure. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105483

Shoe with composite upper and foam element and method of making same

A bonded mesh composite panel can be used to form a three-dimensional upper shell that includes extensions used for double-lasting and/or to otherwise provide a shelf to support foam padding. The foam padding may be, e.g., a foam midsole. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105480

Sole structure with alternating spring and damping layers

A sole structure may include multiple macrolayers. Each of those macrolayers may include a spring plate and a layer of damping material. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105478

Auxetic structures and footwear with soles having auxetic structures

A method of customizing the sole structure of an article of footwear includes providing a sole structure with a sole component having an inner surface and an opposite-facing outer surface. The sole component includes a plurality of inner recesses extending from the inner surface and a plurality of outer recesses extending from the outer surface, the plurality of inner recesses include a blind-hole inner recess, the plurality of outer recesses include a blind-hole outer recess, and the blind-hole inner recess is generally aligned with the blind hole outer recess along a vertical direction. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105476

Footwear with interchangeable sole structure elements

A shoe may comprise an upper and a sole structure that includes a plurality of support elements located in a plantar region. Each of the support elements may be non-destructively removable from and replaceable into the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105474

Footwear with interchangeable sole structure elements

A shoe may comprise an upper and a sole structure that includes a plurality of support elements located in a plantar region. Each of the support elements may be non-destructively removable from and replaceable into the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105471

Hood lock cord system

An apparel item having a cord lock for restricting the movement of a hood on an article of apparel. The cord lock may have a first end, a second end, and an intervening portion. ... Nike Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105467

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

04/20/17 / #20170105466

Air duct ventilation system for apparel items

An apparel item having an integrated duct system for an upper torso of a wearer is provided herein. The integrated duct may be formed by permanently and discontinuously affixing a portion of the panels used to form the apparel item along their edges. ... Nike Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103666

Vision and cognition testing and/or training under stress conditions

The visual and cognitive skills of a subject may be tested and/or trained by providing a visual stimulus to a subject. More particularly, a subject may be tested and/or trained when under a stress condition to determine the effect of a stress condition, such as a physical stress or a cognitive stress, on the subject's visual and sensory skills. ... Nike Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101732

Intermittent weaving splicer

Woven products using combined materials are provided. An intermittent weaving splicer terminates and combines materials having different functional and/or aesthetic properties to create woven products that reflect the different properties of the combined material. ... Nike Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100634

Power management in an activity monitoring device

Batteries for an athletic activity monitoring device may be managed in both charged and discharged state to provide more accurate state information and/or expected charge times. Additionally or alternatively, various power management processes may be executed to maximize an amount of battery charge remaining.. ... Nike Inc

04/13/17 / #20170099913

Motorized tensioning system

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

04/13/17 / #20170099910

Reinforcing shank arrangement for footwear sole structure

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

04/13/17 / #20170099907

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

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

04/13/17 / #20170099905

Article of footwear incorporating braided tensile strands

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

04/13/17 / #20170099899

Vented garment

The technology described herein relates to vented and insulating garments having an interior garment assembly comprising an interior panel and a middle panel attached at one or more seams defining chambers for retaining thermally-insulating fill material. The seams have a first plurality of openings extending through the interior and middle panels. ... Nike Inc

04/13/17 / #20170099898

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

04/06/17 / #20170095035

Guitar-shaped bladder for footwear

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

04/06/17 / #20170095034

Plate with foam for footwear

A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes an outsole, a plate disposed between the outsole and the upper, and a first cushioning layer. The plate includes an anterior-most point disposed in a forefoot region of the sole structure, a posterior-most point disposed closer to a heel region of the sole structure than the anterior-most point, and a concave portion extending between the anterior-most point and the posterior-most point. ... Nike Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095033

Plate for footwear

A plate for an article of footwear having a sole structure includes an anterior-most point disposed in a forefoot region of the sole structure, a posterior-most point disposed closer to a heel region of the sole structure than the anterior-most point, and a concave portion extending between the anterior-most point and the posterior-most point. The concave portion includes a constant radius of curvature from the anterior-most point to a metarsophalangeal (mtp) point of the sole structure. ... Nike Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095011

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

03/30/17 / #20170087924

Decals with dimensional offsets

Decals with dimensional offsets are disclosed. The decals may be part of a decal kit or may be applied to an article. ... Nike Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087729

Pick-up tool with integrated light source

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

03/30/17 / #20170087414

Fitness training system with energy expenditure calculation that uses multiple sensor inputs

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

03/30/17 / #20170087413

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

03/30/17 / #20170086751

Metatarsal-phalangeal joint strength measuring device

A metatarsal-phalangeal joint strength measuring device is provided and includes a base plate, a first toe plate, and a first force sensor associated with the first toe plate. The base plate receives a heel of a foot and defines a longitudinal axis extending between a first edge and a second edge. ... Nike Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086532

Fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear

A fluid-filled chamber is provided and includes a first barrier layer, a second barrier layer, a foam structure, and a tensile member. The second barrier layer is secured to the first barrier layer to define an interior void between the first barrier layer and the second barrier layer. ... Nike Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086517

Flexible supported glove structures

Glove structures may include front and back portions. A knuckle support assembly may be attached to the back portion. ... Nike Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085967

Footwear products including data transmission capabilities

Footwear systems include an article of footwear and a data transmission system engaged with the article of footwear. The transmission system transmits data to a remote system, such as a display system, another data transmission system, a processing system, etc. ... Nike Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080731

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

03/23/17 / #20170080639

Sport ball casing and methods of manufacturing the casing

A method of making a spherical sport ball includes forming a casing having a first and a second substantially hemispherical panel component. The first panel component is a first unitary structure and has a first central panel, a first plurality of polygonal peripheral panels adjacent to the first central panel and having a first plurality of edges, and a plurality of flange areas extending from the first plurality of edges. ... Nike Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079382

Shoe sole portion painting system

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

03/23/17 / #20170079378

Footwear sole structure with nonlinear bending stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate that has a forefoot region, and a stiffness enhancing assembly disposed in the forefoot region of the sole plate. The stiffness enhancing assembly further comprises a compression member disposed at a foot-facing side of the sole plate, and a tensile member disposed at an opposite side of the sole plate from the compression member. ... Nike Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079376

Footwear sole structure with compression grooves and nonlinear bending stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate that has a forefoot portion with a foot-facing surface. The sole plate has at least one groove extending at least partially transversely in the foot-facing surface. ... Nike Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079375

Footwear sole assembly with insert plate and nonlinear bending stiffness

A sole assembly for an article of footwear comprises a sole plate with a foot-facing surface with a recess disposed in the foot-facing surface. An insert plate is disposed in the recess. ... Nike Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079374

Footwear sole structure with nonlinear bending stiffness

A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a first plate and a second plate. The first plate overlies at least a portion of a forefoot region of the second plate. ... Nike Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079368

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

03/23/17 / #20170079367

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with an integral knit tongue

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides an upper for an article of footwear. The upper may include a knitted component with a knit element defining a portion of at least one of an exterior surface of the upper and an opposite interior surface of the upper, the interior surface defining a void. ... Nike Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079366

Article with at least two securable inlaid strands

The present disclosure, in one aspect, provides an upper for an article of footwear. The upper may include a knitted component. ... Nike Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072703

Alignment system for articles of apparel

An alignment system for an article of apparel includes an article receptacle device for receiving an article to be printed. The alignment system also includes a receiving assembly for receiving an article receptacle device with an article to be aligned prior to printing. ... Nike Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072303

Interactive gaming apparel for interactive gaming

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

03/16/17 / #20170072285

Wearable device assembly having athletic functionality

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

03/16/17 / #20170072264

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

03/16/17 / #20170071291

Method of manufacturing article of footwear with graduated projections

A method of manufacturing an article of footwear includes providing a textile and applying heat and/or pressure to the textile using a texturing device to form a textured area of the textile. The textured area is spaced apart from a substantially smooth area of the textile. ... Nike Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071290

Article of footwear with knitted component having plurality of graduated projections

An article of footwear includes a sole structure and an upper that is attached to the sole structure. The upper defines a cavity that is configured to receive a foot of a wearer. ... Nike Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071289

Pin array adaptive wedge

An article of footwear is provided and includes an upper, an outsole, and a midsole. The outsole includes a ground-engaging surface and an inner surface. ... Nike Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071288

Adjustable bladder system with external valve for an article of footwear

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

03/16/17 / #20170071286

Sole structure for an article of footwear with extended plate

An article of footwear has a sole structure with an extension portion that maintains contact with the ground during a forward stride, extending the time period for deceleration of loads applied to the sole structure. The article of footwear comprises an upper and a sole structure. ... Nike Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071281

Footwear with separable upper and sole structure

An article of footwear is disclosed that includes upper and a sole structure. The upper defines an interior void that is configured to receive the sole structure and a foot. ... Nike Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071280

Article of footwear having a textile upper

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

03/16/17 / #20170071275

Apparel item configured for reduced cling perception

An apparel item configured to reduce the perception of cling is provided herein. The apparel item comprises a first set of outwardly-projecting nodes on a first portion of the apparel item, a second set of outwardly-projecting nodes on a second portion of the apparel item, and a third set of inwardly-projecting nodes on a third portion of the apparel item, where the third set of nodes is positioned between the first set of nodes and the second set of nodes. ... Nike Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068778

Energy expenditure

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

03/09/17 / #20170065005

Motion-activated venting system

A motion-activated venting system for incorporation into an article of apparel is described herein. The motion-activated venting system may comprise a variety of pleats having one or more folded edges and a ventilation region having a plurality of apertures. ... Nike Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057189

Method for molding an article from thermosetting elastomer compositions and article molded

An article is molded from first and second thermosetting elastomer compositions each comprising free-radically curable elastomer and free radical initiator but different from one another. The first thermosetting elastomer composition is molded to fill a first area of a mold cavity at a first temperature at which the first free radical initiator has a half-life≦about 10 minutes or at which the first thermosetting elastomer composition has an increase in torque less than 10% of a total increase in torque at full cure. ... Nike Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056727

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

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

03/02/17 / #20170055639

Footbed with cork foot-contacting surface

A footbed having a cork foot-contacting surface for use in footwear is provided. The foot-contacting surface includes portions that are altered in thickness in order to form a network of channels that cross the foot-contacting surface of the footbed. ... Nike Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055637

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

03/02/17 / #20170055636

Article of footwear with outsole bonded to cushioning component and method of manufacturing an article of footwear

A method of manufacturing an article of footwear includes disposing a first polymer sheet and a second polymer sheet in a mold assembly, and disposing a preformed unitary outsole in the mold assembly adjacent the second polymer sheet. The method includes closing the mold assembly to compress the first and second polymer sheets and the outsole, and thermally bonding the first and second polymer sheets to one another in the mold assembly to form a cushioning component with a chamber, a top wall, a bottom wall, a medial side wall, and a lateral side wall. ... Nike Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055634

Footwear sole structure with carrier and frame

A sole structure for an article of footwear may include a carrier and a frame. The frame may include walls that define cells. ... Nike Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055632

Article of footwear having a sole structure

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

03/02/17 / #20170055630

Shoe with collapsable heel

A shoe with collapsible heel, the shoe including an upper including a toe portion and an outer heel portion, and a heel control mechanism allowing the outer heel portion to be moved between a collapsed position and a plurality of heel embracing positions.. . ... Nike Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055627

Footwear with rimmed sole structure

A high jumping shoe may include a sole structure that includes a base plate and a rim attached to the base plate on a lower surface. Portions of the rim may extend into and fill openings in the base plate. ... Nike Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055626

Article of footwear with adjustable sole

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

02/23/17 / #20170050324

Pick-up and placement tools for items having hook portion and pusher

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

02/23/17 / #20170049189

Cord lock

A cord lock includes various components used to slidably adjust a cord length, such as one or more housing components that releasably clamp around the cord. In one aspect, the cord lock includes an arrangement of magnets that bias the cord-lock housing components away from one another, in order to secure the cord between the housing components. ... Nike Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049185

Article of footwear having a flexible fluid-filled chamber

An article of footwear may include an upper forming a void within the footwear, a sole structure secured to the upper, and a chamber that encloses a pressurized fluid. The sole structure includes a depression. ... Nike Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049184

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

02/23/17 / #20170049183

Article of footwear including sole component providing lateral roll control structure

An article of footwear includes a sole structure providing lateral roll control structure. The sole structure includes a sole component having a continuous slit located in a central region of the sole component and progressing in a longitudinal direction of the sole component. ... Nike Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043216

Athletic performance monitoring systems and methods in a team sports environment

Systems, apparatuses, and methods for determining when an athlete is in possession of a ball by analyzing image data are provided. A camera is worn by an athlete and is turned on when the athlete is in proximity of a ball. ... Nike Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042290

Easy access articles of footwear

Footwear, including athletic footwear, opens very wide, e.g., by moving an ankle containing portion of a footwear upper laterally/sideways with respect to the sole structure or a base portion of the upper (e.g., rotate it to the lateral side). In effect, the ankle containing portion may move/rotate sideways with respect to the sole structure/base portion via a connecting member (e.g., moving akin to rotation on a hinge type structure) to open in somewhat of a “clamshell” fashion. ... Nike Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042288

Sole structure including sipes

An article of footwear may include a sole structure with a plurality of sipes. The plurality of sipes may extend from the forefoot region to the heel region. ... Nike Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042287

Article of footwear with support assembly having primary and secondary members

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

02/16/17 / #20170042286

Tethered fluid-filled chamber with multiple tether configurations

An article comprises a chamber that includes a barrier formed from a polymer material. The barrier has a first portion that forms a first surface of the chamber, and a second portion that forms an opposite second surface of the chamber. ... Nike Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042285

Sole structures with regionally applied auxetic openings and siping

A sole structure for an article of footwear can include auxetic openings and sipes. The auxetic openings and sipes may be applied in a regional manner to achieve different characteristics for the sole structure in the different regions.. ... Nike Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042284

Sole structure having auxetic structures and sipes

A sole structure that includes recessed portions. The recessed portions are arranged such that the sole structure has auxetic properties. ... Nike Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042264

Apparel and other products 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

02/09/17 / #20170037548

Braiding machine with multiple rings of spools

A braiding machine is disclosed. The braiding machine includes several rings for passing spools. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036377

Decorative foam and method

Decorative foamed articles are prepared from foamed pellets, beads, particles, or other articles of a thermoplastic elastomer infused with a supercritical fluid in a pressurized container, then rapidly depressurized and heated either by immersion in a heated fluid that can rapidly heat the article or with infrared or microwave radiation to heat and foam the pellets, beads, particles, or other articles that are then molded into the articles. The pellets are dyed with a nonionic or anionic dye one of: (1) before being infused with the supercritical fluid, (2) during being infused with the supercritical fluid by a nonionic or anionic dye dissolved or dispersed in the supercritical fluid, which optionally comprises a polar liquid, (3) during immersion in the heated fluid, where the heated fluid contains the dye, or (4) after being foamed.. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036064

Monitoring fitness using a mobile device

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

02/09/17 / #20170035151

Footwear with compressible fluid-filled chamber

Articles of footwear having an upper and a sole structure are described, as well as methods of making the articles. The upper includes an adjustment system having a base element, a fluid-filled chamber, an adjusting element, an anchoring element, and a tensile strand. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035149

Multi-layered braided article and method of making

An article includes a two layered braided upper assembly with an outer braided structure and an inner braided structure. The braided structures may have different braid patterns. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035147

Upper for an article of footwear with auxetic configuration

An article of footwear includes an upper with openings arranged in an auxetic configuration. The upper includes at least two openings that differ in size. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035146

Cushioning assembly for an article of footwear

A cushioning assembly for an article of footwear includes a first bladder wall and a second bladder wall disposed opposite the first bladder wall. At least one of the first bladder wall and/or the second bladder wall defines a plurality of domes defining a fluid-filled cavity between the first bladder wall and the second bladder wall. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035145

Article of footwear with multi-layered support assembly

An article of footwear including an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper and including a support assembly having an upper member and a lower member spaced from the upper member. A first layer is positioned beneath and in contact with the upper member and has a wave shaped profile with a plurality of first wave crests and first wave troughs. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035144

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

Several sole components and a method of manufacturing those sole components are disclosed. In general, each sole component includes a fluid-filled bladder and a reinforcing element extending around a portion of the bladder. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035128

Article of apparel incorporating a zoned modifiable textile structure

An article of apparel is disclosed that includes zones with a textile having a structure than changes or is otherwise modified by a physical stimulus, such as the presence of water or a temperature change, to modify a property of the textile. The zones may be along a center back area and/or side areas of the apparel, and the textile may increase in air permeability when exposed to water. ... Nike Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035122

Freedom of movement garment

Aspects herein relates to a garment designed to provide an enhanced range of motion. This is accomplished by having a layered construction comprising different fabric/textile materials where the enhanced range of motion is desired. ... Nike Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031650

Utilizing athletic activities to augment audible compositions

Example embodiments relate to methods and systems for playback of adaptive music corresponding to an athletic activity. A user input is received from a user selecting an existing song for audible playback to the user, the song comprising a plurality of audio layers including at least a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. ... Nike Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028276

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

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

02/02/17 / #20170027284

Footwear upper incorporating a knitted component with sock and tongue portions

An article of footwear may include a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes a sock portion and a tongue portion. ... Nike Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027280

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

01/26/17 / #20170021975

Draw-cord cinching system

A draw-cord cinching system includes various elements. For example, the system generally includes a tube having a tubular wall forming a through-channel between a first end of the tube and a second end of the tube. ... Nike Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021557

Microwave bonding of eva and rubber items

Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods for customizing microwave energy distribution within a chamber to accommodate various load characteristics. Aspects of the present invention customized configurations of ports, deflectors, waveguides, conducting rods, and slots to shape and distribute energy.. ... Nike Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021233

Multi-layer golf ball

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

01/26/17 / #20170020270

Cable-tensioning system strap

A strap for a bag provides and includes a main body having a first end attached to a first attachment location of the bag and a second end attached to a second attachment location of the bag. The strap also includes a tension element that extends between the first end and the second end. ... Nike Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020231

Article of footwear having a chain-linked tensile support structure

Articles of footwear having an upper that includes a tensile support structure are described. The tensile support structure is formed by a plurality of strands that are arranged in a chain-linked configuration. ... Nike Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020227

Sole structure for an article of footwear

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

01/26/17 / #20170020224

Footwear having sensor system

A shoe has a sensor system operably connected to a communication port. Performance data is collected by the system and can be transferred for further use via the communication port. ... Nike Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014706

Ventilated and protective articles of apparel

A system may include an article of apparel and a fluid source. The article of apparel incorporates a plurality of fluid channels, and the apparel includes a fluid connector in fluid communication with the fluid channels. ... Nike Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014684

Selecting and correlating physical activity data with image data

Example embodiments may relate systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media configured to correlate image data of a user performing physical activity with data collected during the user's performance. Data may include sensor data measuring, force, acceleration, speed, and/or processed sensor data from one or more sensors. ... Nike Inc

01/19/17 / #20170013914

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

01/12/17 / #20170006968

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

01/12/17 / #20170006967

Article of footwear with reinforced elastic upper

An article of footwear is provided, which may include an upper and a sole structure. The upper may include an elastic skin material forming at least a portion of an external surface of the upper. ... Nike Inc

01/12/17 / #20170006966

Spacer textile material with tensile strands in non-linear arrangements

A spacer textile material has at least a portion of a tensile strand located between a first layer and a second layer of the spacer textile material where the first layer and second layer have been joined together to form channels in which the tensile strand moves freely. The tensile strand travels through the spacer textile material in a non-linear direction. ... Nike Inc

01/12/17 / #20170006964

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. ... Nike Inc

01/12/17 / #20170006963

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

01/05/17 / #20170002234

Elastomeric tape with enhanced stretch characteristics

An elastomeric tape having a shape configuration that provides an enhanced longitudinal stretch characteristic is provided herein. The exemplary tape comprises a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, a first side and a second side opposite the first side where the first side comprises a series of alternating peaks and troughs and the second side comprises a series of alternating peaks and troughs.. ... Nike Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000218

Automated assembly and stitching of shoe parts

Manufacturing of a shoe or a portion of a shoe is enhanced by executing various shoe-manufacturing processes in an automated manner. For example, shoe parts may be retrieved and temporarily assembled according to preset relative positions to form part stacks. ... Nike Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000217

Article of footwear with adjustable stiffness

An article of footwear with adjustable stiffness is provided. The article of footwear in the form of a snowboard boot is provided with adjustable tensioning systems that are disposed on either side of an inner liner of the snowboard boot. ... Nike Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000216

Article of footwear incorporating a knitted component with a tongue

The present disclosure provides an upper for an article of footwear. The upper may include a knit element defining a portion of at least one of an exterior surface of the upper and an opposite interior surface of the upper. ... Nike Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000212

Article of footwear with slots and method of making

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

01/05/17 / #20170000195

Variable compression garment

Variable compression garments may use an elastomer such as silicone printed on a textile to create a varying amount of compressive force along a limb. Greater amounts of elastomer may be used to create greater amounts of compressive force.. ... Nike Inc








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