Patents Assigned to Nike, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10026885
    Abstract: 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. The energy harvesting device may be integrated into an item of clothing, and such that the mass of phase change material may store heat energy as the item of clothing is laundered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Summer Schneider, Vikram Malhotra, Marcus Ward, Jerry Wiant
  • Patent number: 10022631
    Abstract: An avatar or avatar environment to visualize data may be provided within a social networking system or service, for example as part of the Internet, and/or within a desktop widget, panel, gadget, or the like. The avatar may further evolve or alter its appearance, animation, or other visual or audio characteristics in response to the data or other input such as athletic activity performed by a corresponding user. In particular, the avatar of an embodiment may respond to and provide visualization of athletic or sport performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Nims, Roberto Tagliabue, Danielle Quatrochi
  • Patent number: 10024740
    Abstract: Various sensor systems are described herein, including inserts having sensors thereon, which are configured to be received in an article of footwear. The inserts may be connected to a sole member of the footwear, or may function as a sole member. The sensors may be bonded to an outer surface of the insert in some configurations. The system may also include an electronic module that is overmolded into the sole structure and includes a connector for external access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan M. Rice, Steven H. Walker
  • Patent number: 10026335
    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: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    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: 10025274
    Abstract: A system configured to allow one or more timing processes to accurately keep track of one or more timers while a processor executing the one or more timing processes is in a low-power operational mode. The system is configured to set a real-time clock alarm expiration time equal to a closest expiration time, from a current time, of the one or more timers. Accordingly, upon expiration of the real-time clock alarm, an interrupt is communicated to the processor, resulting in the processor being brought out of a low-power operational mode, and executing one or more processes associated with the corresponding expired timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofer Henderson, James Bielman
  • Patent number: 10022589
    Abstract: 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. Such systems and methods optionally may provide real time information to the athlete while the event takes place, e.g., to assist in reaching the pre-set goals. Additionally, data and information collected by such systems and methods may assist in post-event analysis for athletes and their trainers, e.g., to evaluate past performances and to assist in improving future performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Case, Jr., Jason P. Martin
  • Patent number: 10021942
    Abstract: A lacing system for an article of footwear may include a lateral series of lace-receiving elements and a medial series of lace-receiving elements. A first lace extends consecutively through a first lateral lace-receiving element, a second lateral lace-receiving element, a fourth medial lace-receiving element, a fifth lateral lace-receiving element, a third medial lace-receiving element, and again through the first lateral lace-receiving element. A second lace extends consecutively through a first medial lace-receiving element, a second medial lace-receiving element, a fourth lateral lace-receiving element, a fifth medial lace-receiving element, a third lateral lace-receiving element, and again through the first medial lace-receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan P. Conrad, Amy Lyttle, Billy McFarland, Phuc Nguyen, Erin Toraya
  • Patent number: 10021939
    Abstract: Computer based systems and methods for designing (e.g., customization) of consumer products, articles of footwear, knit footwear uppers, and the like. In some embodiments, a user may generate and/or modify footwear designs using a footwear design interface. Additionally or alternatively, the footwear design interface may be configured to simulate the layout and/or operation of a knitting machine to provide the user with the impression of physically designing and/or manufacturing an article of footwear. In other embodiments, the system may disallow prospective footwear design changes based on limitations associated with inventory availability and the footwear design characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Andon, Brad N. Clarkson
  • Patent number: 10021922
    Abstract: A modular protective structure may be formed from an impact absorbing material formed into a repeating pattern of one or more geometrical shapes that may be assembled to a size, shape, and/or configuration desired to protect an athlete from impact. The thickness of the structure may vary in a repetitive fashion along at least a first axis of the structure, and may further vary in a repetitive fashion along a second axis of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Baron C. Brandt
  • Patent number: D822945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea J. Staub
  • Patent number: D822964
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Hui
  • Patent number: D822965
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew DeAlmeida
  • Patent number: D822967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Dov Michael Lashmore
  • Patent number: D822969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Morgan Stauffer
  • Patent number: D822973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Nickless
  • Patent number: D822974
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross Klein
  • Patent number: D822975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross Klein
  • Patent number: D822976
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan G. Schultze
  • Patent number: D822977
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Darryl Matthews
  • Patent number: D822978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle D. Schenone