Patents Assigned to adidas International Marketing B.V.
  • Publication number: 20090047645
    Abstract: A sports electronic training system, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, the system comprises at least one monitor and a portable electronic processing device for receiving data from the at least one monitor and providing feedback to an individual based on the received data. The monitor can be a motion monitor that measures an individual's performance such as, for example, speed, pace and distance for a runner. Other monitors might include a heart rate monitor, a temperature monitor, an altimeter, et cetera. Feedback provided to a user typically includes, for example, training information such as whether the user is satisfying specific workout and/or training criteria. In an embodiment, the functionality of the sports electronic training system is enhanced by enabling the portable electronic processing device to interact with other devices and applications, for example, using the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Christian Dibenedetto, Mark Arthur Oleson, Roland G. Seydel, Scott Tomlinson, Allen W. Van Noy, Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Stephen Michael Vincent
  • Patent number: 7481009
    Abstract: The invention relates to a releasable stud for a shoe sole. The releasable stud includes a stud body and a first fastening mechanism coupled to the stud body. The first fastening mechanism is magnetically operable and interacts with a second fastening mechanism of the shoe sole. In another aspect, the invention relates to a shoe sole for an article of footwear, in particular a sole for a soccer shoe. The shoe sole includes at least one such stud and at least one receptacle, which itself includes the second fastening mechanism, for the stud. At least one of the first fastening mechanism and the second fastening mechanism is magnetically operable to releasably fasten the stud to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventor: Thomas De Paoli
  • Publication number: 20090005199
    Abstract: The ball for a ball game of the invention includes a fabric layer 1 having a spherical 12-hedron where twelve right pentagonal fabric pieces 2 are sewn together. The marginal edges of the fabric piece being folded by 90 degrees, and the marginal edges are sewn together with a sewing machine. The fabric layer is then reversed through cross-like slits 5a, 5b formed in the fabric layer in a location opposite to a valve opening 5 (also formed in the fabric layer) in such a manner that the marginal edges are located on an inner side of the fabric layer. After the bladder is accommodated within the fabric layer through the closure hole 5, the hole 5 is closed by a patch. Onto a surface of the fabric layer, there is adhered the panels. Thereby, the ball for a ball game having no unevenness and soft feeling is attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicants: adidas International Marketing B. V., Molten Corporation
    Inventors: Harufusa Taniguchi, Hideomi Shishido, Shigeo Doi, Yoshihisa Okimura
  • Patent number: 7464428
    Abstract: The invention relates to sole elements and methods for manufacturing sole elements for shoes, in particular for sport shoes, with a specific density distribution in a transverse and/or longitudinal direction. The methods include the steps of manufacturing a sole element preform from a polymer material with a thickness varying in the transverse and/or longitudinal direction depending on the desired density distribution and the press-forming of the sole element preform in a forming tool to form the finished sole element from the sole element preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V,
    Inventor: Daniel Eugene Norton
  • Publication number: 20080271342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shoe sole including a cushioning element. The shoe sole can include a heel cup or heel rim having a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of heel of a foot. Further, the heel part can include a plurality of side walls arranged below the heel cup or rim and at least one tension element that interconnects at least one side wall to another side wall or to the heel cup or rim. The heel cup or rim, the plurality of side walls, and the at least one tension element can be integrally formed as a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Robert J. Lucas, Vincent Philippe Rouiller, Allen W. Van Noy, Stephen Michael Vincent
  • Publication number: 20080263904
    Abstract: A modular shoe includes an upper with an upper side and a lower side, a chassis releasably arranged in an interior of the upper, and a plurality of studs. Each stud is releasably attached to the chassis through the lower side of the upper. The lower side of the upper is clamped between the chassis and at least one of the attached studs. The invention also relates to the various components used in a modular shoe in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Scholz
  • Patent number: 7441349
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shoe including an upper for receiving a foot and a sole unit with a heel region and forefoot region, wherein an additional weight is arranged in at least one of the forefoot region and the heel region of the sole unit to stabilize the foot against at least one torque acting on a wearer's foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Roland G. Seydel, Wolfgang Scholz
  • Patent number: 7427246
    Abstract: The ball for a ball game of the invention includes a fabric layer (1) having a spherical 12-hedron where twelve right pentagonal fabric pieces (2) are sewn together. The marginal edges of the fabric piece being folded by 90 degrees, and the marginal edges are sewn together with a sewing machine. The fabric layer is then reversed through cross-like slits (5a, 5b) formed in the fabric layer in a location opposite to a valve opening (5) (also formed in the fabric layer) in such a manner that the marginal edges are located on an inner side of the fabric layer. After the bladder is accommodated within the fabric layer through the closure hole (5), the hole (5) is closed by a patch. Onto a surface of the fabric layer, there is adhered the panels. Thereby, the ball for a ball game having no unevenness and soft feeling is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignees: Molten Corporation, adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Harufusa Taniguchi, Hideomi Shishido, Shigeo Doi, Yoshihisa Okimura
  • Patent number: 7406781
    Abstract: A modular shoe includes an upper with an upper side and a lower side, a chassis releasably arranged in an interior of the upper, and a plurality of studs. Each stud is releasably attached to the chassis through the lower side of the upper. The lower side of the upper is clamped between the chassis and at least one of the attached studs. The invention also relates to the various components used in a modular shoe in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Scholz
  • Patent number: 7401419
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shoe sole including a cushioning element. The shoe sole can include a heel cup or heel rim having a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of heel of a foot. Further, the heel part can include a plurality of side walls arranged below the heel cup or rim and at least one tension element that interconnects at least one side wall to another side wall or to the heel cup or rim. The heel cup or rim, the plurality of side walls, and the at least one tension element can be integrally formed as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V,
    Inventors: Robert J. Lucas, Vincent Philippe Rouiller, Allen W. Van Noy, Stephen Michael Vincent
  • Patent number: 7401422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shoe, in particular a sprint shoe, including a plate arranged in a sole area of the shoe. The plate extends essentially over the complete length of the sole area and is substantially planar in a forefoot part and is constructed of a material and configured to allow for elastic bending of the plate in the longitudinal direction, and is configured to three-dimensionally encompasses a rearfoot part of the foot. Optionally, the plate includes a heel cup in the rearfoot part to cradle the foot. Further, a wedge- or rib-like raised part may be arranged below the heel cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Scholz, Daniel Eugene Norton, Patrizio Carlucci, Berthold Krabbe, Christoph Berger
  • Publication number: 20080163438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sole made from a first material, at least one receptacle made from a second material, and at least one stud, which can be releasably mounted within the receptacle by inserting a fastening projection of the stud into the receptacle. The fastening projection includes a first locking member, and the receptacle includes a flexible wall having a second locking member. The flexible wall is deflected when the fastening projection is inserted into the receptacle until the first and the second locking members engage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Antoine Briant, Erwin Friedrich Saur
  • Publication number: 20080155861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with a cushioning system comprising a lower sole element and an upper sole element. The cushioning system further comprises at least one lever having at least two arms where an angle ? between the arms lies within the range 0°<?<180°. The first arm is connected to a deformation element and the second arm is connected to one of the two sole elements, wherein the lever is pivotably arranged at the other sole element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy David Lucas, Gerd Rainer Manz, Matthew Daniel Chandler, Paul Leonard Michael Smith, Josh Robert Gordon, Manfred Rippel, Robert Leimer, Jan Hill
  • Publication number: 20080155859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shoe sole including a cushioning element. The shoe sole can include a heel cup or heel rim having a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of heel of a foot. Further, the heel part can include a plurality of side walls arranged below the heel cup or rim and at least one tension element that interconnects at least one side wall to another side wall or to the heel cup or rim. The heel cup or rim, the plurality of side walls, and the at least one tension element can be integrally formed as a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Matthew Daniel Chandler, Jan Hill, Robert Leimer, Timothy David Lucas, Gerd Rainer Manz, Angus Wardlaw, Charles Griffin Wilson, Mark Andrew Henderson
  • Publication number: 20080149676
    Abstract: A backpack which includes a frame and a cover. The frame has a first frame element which is connected with a first portion of the cover and a second frame element which is connected to a second portion of the cover. The second frame element is pivotably arranged on the first frame element at a region lying between an upper region and a lower region of the first frame element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventor: Kaja Inga Anita BARTEL
  • Patent number: 7353627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sole made from a first material, at least one receptacle made from a second material, and at least one stud, which can be releasably mounted within the receptacle by inserting a fastening projection of the stud into the receptacle. The fastening projection includes a first locking member, and the receptacle includes a flexible wall having a second locking member. The flexible wall is deflected when the fastening projection is inserted into the receptacle until the first and the second locking members engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Antoine Briant, Erwin Friedrich Saur
  • Patent number: 7350321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shoe and the manufacture thereof that includes an inner shoe with an upper side and a lower side and a stitch-free shell. The stitch-free shell encompasses the upper side of the inner shoe. The shell may be produced in two or more pieces and subsequently joined. The shoe can also include a sole attached to the lower side of the inner shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Seo Young Soon, Yang Hwae Hur, Haesuck Kwon, Joosik Jeong
  • Patent number: 7350320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shoe sole including a cushioning element. The shoe sole can include a heel cup or heel rim having a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of heel of a foot. Further, the heel part can include a plurality of side walls arranged below the heel cup or rim and at least one tension element that interconnects at least one side wall to another side wall or to the heel cup or rim. The heel cup or rim, the plurality of side walls, and the at least one tension element can be integrally formed as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Matthew Daniel Chandler, Jan Hill, Robert Leimer, Timothy David Lucas, Gerd Rainer Manz, Angus Wardlaw, Charles Griffin Wilson, III, Mark Andrew Henderson
  • Publication number: 20070256329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shoe having a sole element. The sole element includes a sole area extending below a wearer's foot and a heel cup three-dimensionally encompassing a heel of the wearer's foot. The heel cup alone forms at least a portion of a sidewall of the shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Bruno Antonelli, Wolfgang Scholz, Jurgen Weidl, Josh Gordon, Jan Hill, Gerd Manz
  • Publication number: 20070226866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reinforcing element for an article of clothing, in particular for a goalkeeper glove, that allows a bending in a first direction, but resists bending in a second direction. The reinforcing element includes at least one bending area that has a curvature with a shape that allows bending of the reinforcing element in the first direction and blocks a bending of the reinforcing element in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Harald Geyer, Volker Steidle, Erwin Saur, Detlef Mueller, Dirk Meythaler