Patents Assigned to Nike, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9839255
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an outer fabric layer and an inner chassis that is more rigid than the fabric layer. The fabric layer includes a plurality of fabric protrusions and the inner chassis includes a plurality of chassis protrusions that correspond to the fabric protrusions. Both the fabric protrusions and the chassis protrusions extend into cleat members of the sole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Adami, Perry W. Auger, Sergio Cavaliere, Timothy J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9840745
    Abstract: A variety of products may incorporate cultured leather, which is produced in vitro. Examples of products that may incorporate cultured leather include footwear, apparel, athletic equipment, furniture, handbags or any other consumer or industrial product that commonly incorporates conventional leather or synthetic leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Pamela S. Greene
  • Patent number: 9839253
    Abstract: An article of footwear can include a braided upper. The structure of the braided upper may be manufactured using an article forming member and a braiding apparatus. The article forming member includes a body portion substantially similar to a last for shoemaking, as well as a flange portion that extends outward from the body portion. The article forming member moves through the braiding apparatus in varying orientations that can improve the efficiency of the braiding, enhance the braiding pattern, and enhance structural support of the braided upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Bruce, Eun Kyung Lee, Craig K. Sills
  • Patent number: 9839254
    Abstract: An article of footwear with a ball contacting surface is disclosed. The ball contacting surface includes a raised peak member at the top and gripping members along a medial side. The ball contacting surface enhances the ability of a wearer to kick a ball with a low trajectory and to control the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Stauffer, Collin K. Eder, Windra Fahmi, Sebastien Mermet
  • Patent number: 9839261
    Abstract: 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. The rear of the upper base portion in this open condition may appear somewhat as an open backed slipper or “slide” type shoe. These actions and features open the rear heel area of the upper wide and low to enable easy insertion of a foot into the interior chamber, generally from the rear of the footwear structure. One or more straps can be used to secure the upper to the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobie D. Hatfield, Richard Ramsay
  • Patent number: 9839394
    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: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tina M. Casillas, James C. Meschter, Richard L. Watkins
  • Patent number: D804781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Paridee Kositchiranant
  • Patent number: D804782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Donavan Harris, Justin LaRosa
  • Patent number: D804790
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Vianney de Montgolfier
  • Patent number: D804791
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tamimu A. Shyllon
  • Patent number: D804792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Vianney de Montgolfier, Jeongwoo Lee, Earl Stewart
  • Patent number: D804796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick B. Kirschner
  • Patent number: D804797
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Small, Tetsuya T. Minami
  • Patent number: D804798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya T. Minami
  • Patent number: D804799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Dylan Petrenka
  • Patent number: D804800
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Dylan Petrenka
  • Patent number: D804801
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy John Ford
  • Patent number: D804802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin R. Taylor
  • Patent number: D804803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Cory B. McCullagh
  • Patent number: D804804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jovan Popovic