Patents Assigned to Nike, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10706459
    Abstract: Systems and methods for unlocking selective access for purchasing consumer products through augmented reality are disclosed. A user's mobile device may use augmented reality to capture an image and recognize a target in the image. Upon recognition of a target in the image, the device may overlay a three-dimensional model of a consumer product, and unlock the user access to purchase the consumer product shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Faris, Jett House, Aaron Uhrmacher
  • Patent number: 10702021
    Abstract: Ground-engaging components for articles of footwear include: (a) an outer perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim defines an upper-facing surface and a ground-facing surface opposite the upper-facing surface, wherein the outer perimeter boundary rim defines an open space at least at a forefoot support area of the ground-engaging component; and (b) a matrix structure extending from the outer perimeter boundary rim (e.g., the ground-facing surface and/or the upper-facing surface) and across the open space at least at the forefoot support area to define an open cellular construction with plural open cells across the open space at least at the forefoot support area, wherein a plurality (e.g., at least a majority) of the open cells have curved perimeters with no distinct corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Amos, Thomas G. Bell, Lysandre Follet, Thomas Foxen, John Hurd, Shane S. Kohatsu, Troy C. Lindner, Geng Luo, Adam Thuss, Andrea Vinet
  • Patent number: 10704966
    Abstract: A sensor system configured for use with an article of apparel includes one or a plurality of sensors formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein and conductive leads connecting the sensors to a port. The leads may also be formed of a polymeric material having a conductive particulate material dispersed therein. The conductive material is dispersed in the sensor(s) at a first dispersion density and the conductive material is dispersed in the leads at a second dispersion density that is higher than the first dispersion density. Each of the sensors is configured to increase in resistance when deformed under pressure, which is detected by a module connected to the port. The second dispersion density is such that each of the leads has sufficient conductivity that the leads are configured to conduct an electronic signal between each sensor and the port in any state of deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tina M. Casillas, James Meschter, Richard L. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10702019
    Abstract: 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. The element may be removed in order to form tunnels within the printed structure. In some embodiments the element may be removed and reused in the formation of additional printed structures. The element may also be retained to form a composite printed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd W. Miller, Yoav Sterman
  • Patent number: 10702011
    Abstract: 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 an adhesive particulate that is applied to a surface of a substrate. The adhesive particulate is selectively fused to the substrate with a controlled energy source, such as a laser. The selective application of laser energy allows for specific geometric structures of adhesive particulate to be formed on the substrate. The substrate having the fused adhesive particulate is mated with another component allowing the fused adhesive particulate to bond the first substrate and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Jeff Darland
  • Patent number: 10701987
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating and using sensor system in articles of apparel are provided. The system may include an apparel piece sized and dimensioned to be worn on a user and a sensor system integrated with the apparel piece. The sensor system may include at least one stretchable capacitive sensor positioned on the apparel piece so as to measure a biometric parameter of the user when the apparel piece is worn, an illumination system configured to provide illumination in a specified illumination area based on the measured biometric parameter of the user, and a control module to control one or more settings of the illumination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven H. Walker
  • Patent number: 10702017
    Abstract: Articles of footwear include a footwear component having an exterior surface; and at least a first flap member engaged with the footwear component. The first flap member includes an outer perimeter having a secured portion and an unsecured portion, and wherein the unsecured portion is movable between a closed position in which a first display area is at least partially concealed and an open position in which the first display area is exposed. Two or more flap members may be provided at various areas of a footwear structure, such as in a rear heel area of an upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10701990
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to an apparel item having an integrated lighting system and method of forming the apparel item having the integrated lighting system. The integrated lighting system comprises a power supply unit affixed to the apparel item, one or more light arrays having visible light sources affixed to the apparel item, and one or more conductive traces affixed to the apparel item, where the conductive traces extend from the power supply unit to the light arrays and electrically couple the two such that the light arrays are powered when the power supply unit is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Iustinia Koshkaroff, Luke A. Pezzimenti
  • Patent number: D889090
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin R. Taylor
  • Patent number: D889091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Shawn G. Carboy
  • Patent number: D889095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Shawn G. Carboy
  • Patent number: D889098
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric P. Avar, Ross Klein
  • Patent number: D889100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Street
  • Patent number: D889101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Evan Jones
  • Patent number: D889102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tinker L. Hatfield, Tobie D. Hatfield, James Zormeir
  • Patent number: D889104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason G. Petrie
  • Patent number: D889105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Can Eldem
  • Patent number: D889106
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Can Eldem
  • Patent number: D889108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Sullivan
  • Patent number: D889510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Monty Plummer