Patents Assigned to Nike, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190216167
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper, an outsole, and a midsole disposed between the upper and the outsole. The outsole is attached to the upper and has a ground-engaging surface. The midsole has a series of walls that define a series of channels extending substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the midsole and along an entire length of the midsole. The series of channels are isolated from one another and each channel receives a quantity of particulate matter therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Hoffer, Scott C. Holt, Jeffrey L. Johnson, Cassidy R. Levy, Nicholas R. Long, Matthew C. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20190216171
    Abstract: 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. The outsole includes an outsole body. At least one plate is disposed on the outsole body. The plate is made of a material that is harder than the material forming the outsole body. Further, the plate includes a plate body disposed on the outsole body and a plurality of fins extending from the plate body. The fins include a fin body and a gusset protruding perpendicularly from the fin body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl L. Madore
  • Publication number: 20190216168
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper, an outsole attached to the upper, and a midsole disposed between the upper and the outsole. The outsole includes a ground-engaging surface, an inner surface formed on an opposite side of the outsole than the ground-engaging surface, and a wall surrounding a perimeter of the outsole. The wall cooperates with the inner surface to define a cavity. The midsole includes a footbed and a bottom surface disposed on an opposite side of the midsole than the footbed and opposing the inner surface of the outsole. The article of footwear also includes fibers received within the cavity. The fibers cooperate with one another to form a mesh that at least partially fills the cavity. The article of footwear also includes particulate matter disposed within the cavity and received within interstitial spaces of the mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Hoffer, Cassidy R. Levy, Nicholas R. Long
  • Patent number: 10349727
    Abstract: 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. The tension element is movable between a tightened state and a relaxed state. The tension element also applies a force on the first end and the second end in the tightened state to change the relative position of the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre A. Pactanac, Elizabeth A. Kilgore, Matthew C. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10350875
    Abstract: 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. A computing system receives an image file including a predetermined thickness of a layer to be printed onto the base. The predetermined thickness is adjusted based on the depth of the irregularity. A printing device prints a layer onto the base having the adjusted predetermined thickness print on the irregularity to make the surface substantially smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd W. Miller, Jeremy D. Walker
  • Patent number: 10351979
    Abstract: 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. The interior surface may define a void. A tongue and the knit element may have a common yarn, and the tongue may extend through a throat area of the upper. The tongue may comprise a lateral edge, a medial edge, and a forward portion. At least one of the lateral edge, the medial edge, and the forward portion may be unsecured to the knit element. The tongue may be secured to the knit element at least at one of the lateral edge, the medial edge, and the forward portion of the throat area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Daniel A. Podhajny, Benjamin A. Shaffer, Daren P. Tatler, Bruce Huffa
  • Patent number: 10349687
    Abstract: A cold-weather apparel item configured to promote breathability, provide warmth, and minimize distractions is provided herein. The cold-weather apparel item is formed from a composite fabric that is breathable and repels water. The cold-weather apparel item further comprises at least a hood lock cord system that maintains the hood of the apparel item in a secure position while not being used, inflow air ducts and outflow air ducts to provide ventilation, and a layered thumbhole assembly with overlapping panels that fits snugly around a wearer's thumbs when used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim D. Baschak, Stewart D. Horner, Iustinia Koshkaroff, Phyllis Michele Lininger, Matthew D. Nordstrom, Luke A. Pezzimenti, Stephanie J. Scott
  • Patent number: 10354552
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen L. White, Michael L. Orenstein, Jenny Campbell, Christina S. Self, Elizabeth Walker, Marco Micheletti, Greg McKeag, James Zipperer, Michael Lapinsky
  • Patent number: 10349702
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing articles of footwear including forming a first upper on a textile manufacturing machine and forming a second upper on the textile manufacturing machine at a time that at least partially overlaps with formation of the first upper. The first upper and the second upper are formed at separate locations of the textile manufacturing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. McFarland, II, Kristen Orme
  • Patent number: 10349700
    Abstract: A method for forming a plate includes attaching a first strand portion to a flexible substrate to form a first layer on the substrate and positioning a second strand portion on the first layer to form a second layer on the first layer in a plurality of discrete regions on the substrate. The method also includes positioning a plurality of traction elements into corresponding cavities formed into a first mold surface and positioning the substrate on the first mold surface to change a shape of the substrate. At least one of heat and pressure is applied to the first strand portion, the second strand portion, the substrate, and the traction elements to conform the substrate to the shape of the first mold surface and form the traction elements into the substrate at each of the discrete regions. The method also includes incorporating the substrate into an article of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Amis, Aaron Bartel, Stefan E. Guest, Sam Lacey, William C. McFarland, II, Christian Alexander Steinbeck, Yoav Sterman, Adam Thuss, Todd A. Waatti
  • Patent number: 10350831
    Abstract: 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. The vacuum pressure passes through a base portion of the tool that has a recessed portion effective to distribute vacuum pressure to one or more apertures extending around an insert of a core portion. The one or more apertures align with a void between the knife edge and the insert allowing for the void to transmit the vacuum pressure through the tool to the knife edge. A machine horn may then cut the material at the knife edge and couple the material with another material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Dae Young Park, JiHoo Park, Jong Keun Lee, John J. Park, Seung Jo Myung
  • Patent number: D853693
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Nethongkome
  • Patent number: D853700
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tate E. Kuerbis, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D853701
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Hong
  • Patent number: D853703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jalal Enayah
  • Patent number: D853704
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Link, Chris Jury, Sebastien Mermet
  • Patent number: D853705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jalal Enayah
  • Patent number: D853707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade Flanagan, Gerald Sullivan
  • Patent number: D853708
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashley Comeaux
  • Patent number: D853709
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald W. Wright