Patents Examined by Timothy K Trieu
  • Patent number: 10967222
    Abstract: A footwear impulse-momentum device includes a first momentum actuator, a second momentum actuator, a position sensor, and a processing system, which are dimensioned to fit within a shoe sole. The first momentum actuator is coupled to receive a first control signal and is configured, upon receipt thereof, to move between a first position and a second position. The second momentum actuator is coupled to receive a second control signal and is configured, upon receipt thereof, to move between a third position and a fourth position spaced. The position sensor is configured to sense a position of the sole of the shoe and supply a shoe position signal representative thereof. The processing system is configured to receive the shoe position signal and is operable, in response thereto, to selectively generate and supply the first and second control signals to the first and second momentum actuators, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Paul D. Amrozowicz, Thomas Scott Dennis
  • Patent number: 10952487
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing headwear having an umbrella affixed thereto. A pair of container holders is affixed on opposing sides of a helmet. A three-way valve is fastened to the helmet, wherein a first and second intake tube are fluidly connected to the three-way valve on a proximal end and are configured to be inserted into a container held within one of the container holders on a distal end. An output tube is also fluidly connected to the three-way valve on a proximal end of the output tube. The output tube extends below the rim of the helmet at a distal end, wherein the distal end of the output tube is configured to be sucked on by a user. Additionally, an umbrella is affixed to the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Ty Atkins
  • Patent number: 10945662
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a shoe includes a top portion configured to provide covering to a top of a user's foot, a sole portion coupled to the top portion, and one or more processors embedded within the sole portion. Communicatively coupled to the one or more processors are one or more memory modules, one or more user input devices, and a user output device. The user input device includes at least a microphone. Machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the shoe to: receive a command from a user with the one or more user input devices; process the command from the user; and output information with the user output device relevant to the command from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Justin London
  • Patent number: 10932521
    Abstract: A midsole for an article of footwear including a three dimensional mesh including interconnected unit cells and methods of making the same. The interconnected unit cells each include a plurality of struts defining a three dimensional shape. The interconnected unit cells are connected at nodes having a valence number defined by the number of struts connected at that node. The valence number of the nodes may vary to provide customized characteristics to zones or portions of the midsole. The plurality of interconnected unit cells may be organized in a warped cubic lattice structure. The warped cubic lattice structure and the size/shape of interconnected unit cells may vary to provide customized characteristics to zones or portions of the midsole. The three dimensional mesh may be customized based on a biometric data profile for an individual, or group of individuals. The midsole may be manufactured using an additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jacques Perrault, Derek Andrew Luther, Berin Skye B, Marco Florian Kormann, Pradeepan Indrakumar, Florian Josel Fick, Felix Braun, Yuehong Tu, Andrew Jacob Schneider, Christian Siegl, Brendan Epley
  • Patent number: 10925326
    Abstract: A breast cup for an undergarment, such as a brassiere, includes a cup core that has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. Each of the first and second surfaces is formed with a plurality of grooves. Each groove has an elongated opening, an elongated bottom, and a sidewall on each of two longitudinal sides of the groove. The breast cup also includes a first fabric layer overlying the first surface of the cup core, and a second fabric layer overlying the second surface of the cup core. A top part of the sidewalls of one or more of the plurality of the first grooves is attached to the first fabric layer while at least a portion of the bottom of the one or more of the plurality of the first grooves is not attached to the first fabric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Regina Miracle International (Group) Limited
    Inventor: Zhenqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 10925348
    Abstract: An insulating shoe insert including a core layer formed of a cellular material, and a top layer and a bottom layer bonded to opposing sides of the core layer, respectively, the top layer and the bottom layer being configured as thin sheets of aromatic polyamide material such that the top layer and bottom layer cooperate with the core layer to create a heat transfer resistance sufficient to resist transfer of heat through the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Leanne Gregg, Russell Bryan Gregg
  • Patent number: 10912343
    Abstract: A secretive multipurpose carrying system conceals the presence of a closable pouch with a garment. The pouch is concealed by a plurality of gathers attached to the garment. Personal effects can be stored in the pouch and hidden from view in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Brenda Blaylock
  • Patent number: 10897934
    Abstract: A woman's undergarment prevents brassiere cups for receiving breasts from sliding upward and prevents the breasts from spilling out of the brassiere cups, even if the wearer moves her body in any direction. A woman's undergarment with brassiere cups includes the brassiere cups, cup cover pieces, a support panel, side belts and, and straps. The cup cover pieces are each disposed to cover an outer surface of the brassiere cup and separated from the outer surface of the brassiere cup. Only a lower edge of the brassiere cup is sewn to a lower edge of the cup cover piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GOLD FLAG LTD.
    Inventor: Akiyo Hirakubo
  • Patent number: 10897936
    Abstract: A swimsuit for competition swimming is contemplated as being formed with a seamless, continuous external surface across the rear of the lower torso and thigh portions of the swimsuit, and with a network of tension bands disposed interior to the external surface of the swimsuit for storing energy and resisting motion. The swimsuit may optimize the swimmer's swimming motion and posture, and improve the flow of water over and off of the swimsuit during competition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TYR Sport, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Berger, Matthew Vito DiLorenzo, Joseph DiLorenzo
  • Patent number: 10888127
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for full body garments having wide, abdominal-shaping portions stitched onto an inner shaping liner, and methods of making the same. The garments disclosed herein have wide, abdominal-shaping portions with features constructed to smooth and restrain the garment-wearer's abdominal area, back, and upper hip. The combination of the outer shell, liner, and inner third partial layer create the unique shaping garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SHEER LLC
    Inventors: Shir Sabag, Tosha Leigh Hays
  • Patent number: 10869523
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly positioned beneath the upper. The sole assembly has a vertically extending channel formed in its bottom surface inward of a periphery of the sole assembly, the channel including opposed sidewalls and an end surface. The sole assembly includes a first portion having a first color; and a second portion having a second color that is different than the first color. An interface between the first portion and the second portion is positioned at a central portion of one of the sidewalls of the channel. A method of forming such an article of footwear is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tee L. Wan, Thienchai Chaisumrej, Chia-Yi Wu, Yu-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 10856596
    Abstract: An expander for a waistband of a lower garment having a fly has a first section and a second section fixed with opposing ends of an elastic strap. With a button hole of the first section fixed with a button of the fly, and with a button of the second section fixed with a button hole of the fly, the waistband of the lower garment is expanded. A center section of the elastic strap may include a zipper pull fixing implement fixed with a zipper pull of a zipper of the fly to inhibit the zipper pull from dropping. An elongated cover strap may be fixed to the first section and include an attachment mechanism that allows the cover strap to be looped through one or more belt loops of the lower garment and folded over itself to cover the first section, center section, and second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Sylwia Banas
  • Patent number: 10849440
    Abstract: A baby carrier T-shirt comprises a front part (12) and a rear part (51) arranged to form the body of the T-shirt (11); wherein the T-shirt comprises a first vertical strap (13) and a second vertical strap (14) arranged along the front part of the T-shirt (12) and joined to the T-shirt (11) from the area of the shoulders towards the lower end of the T-shirt (11); and a frontal vertical layer (15) arranged along the front part (12) and below the first and second strap (12, 13); the frontal vertical layer (15) being joined to the T-shirt by both vertical ends of the area of the chest of the T-shirt (11). The vertical frontal layer is removable by at least one upper end so that a removable joining zone is defined at a first outer edge of the upper portion of the T-shirt and at a second outer edge opposite the first edge, by sewing technique forms an outer edge seam, which can be gathered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUOKKABABY C.B.
    Inventor: Beatriz PĂ©rez Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10842227
    Abstract: A high-heeled shoe includes a heel component which significantly elevates a rear portion of the shoe, a sole having a layer of material disposed above the heel component, and an upper extending above the sole. The top surface of the layer of material is inclined upwardly from the front or middle portion of the shoe to the rear of the shoe. The layer of material increases in thickness at the rear portion of the shoe, providing substantially more cushioning at such rear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dynasty Footwear, Ltd.
    Inventors: John C. S. Koo, Paul S. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10834976
    Abstract: A bra or a garment, and an associated method of construction, where the bra or garment includes a first front panel configured to support a user's breast, a first pair of straps integrally formed and extending from the first front panel, the first front panel and first pair of straps formed from a unitary tube of an elastomeric or mechanical stretch material, where the first front panel is capable of stretching to an extended position when the bra or garment is worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Nuu Collective LLC
    Inventors: Annette Azan, Elizabeth R. Zuber-Sherr, Michaela Zuber
  • Patent number: 10834994
    Abstract: Sole (20) for a sports shoe, notably for a cross-country ski boot, comprising a first component (1) acting as a framework and at least one second component (21) assembled with the first component (1), characterized in that the second component (21) comprises an anterior part (32) extending substantially longitudinally in the anterior part of the sole (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROSSIGNOL LANGE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Garbujo, Giovanni Meneghini, Massimo Poloni
  • Patent number: 10827784
    Abstract: A brassiere to assist in pumping breast milk includes an inner layer and an outer layer. The inner layer defines an opening at a central portion and defines an inner edge around the opening. The outer layer covers the opening in a non-stretched state, and defines two lateral edges on opposite sides. Each outer layer defines a nook. The brassiere is configured to receive a funnel within the nook and the opening in a stretched state to allow the funnel to be inserted under the inner layer and within the nook and the opening, such that the funnel is supported against a nipple by the lateral edge and the inner edge for hands free pumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Silin Pan
  • Patent number: 10820662
    Abstract: Accessorized footwear for preventing a pant leg from entering a shoe includes a shoe. A sheath is positioned in a heelcap of the shoe. The sheath extends from proximate to a heel to proximate to a topline of the shoe so that the sheath substantially bisects the heelcap. A shaft is selectively extensible from the sheath and is configured to extend proximate to an Achilles tendon of a foot that is positioned in the shoe. The shaft is positioned to deflect a bottom of a pant leg from entering a gap between the heelcap and the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Paris
  • Patent number: 10820658
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear includes an outsole that has a body with a lateral side and a medial side, and has a plurality of tread elements extending from the body to establish a ground contact surface. At least some of the tread elements extend between the lateral side and the medial side and each include a front face, a rear face, and a bottom face that connects the front face and the rear face. The bottom face of each of the at least two of the tread elements has a width between the front face and the rear face that varies between the lateral side and the medial side forming different shapes of the tread elements. A method of manufacturing a sole structure for an article of footwear includes forming an outsole with such nonlinear tread elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron A. C. Cooper, Michael H C Hui
  • Patent number: 10806206
    Abstract: A venting system for hats has a resilient, shock-absorbing headband inside the lower periphery of a hat dome. The headband has inner and outer annular bands spaced apart by a air passages. A plurality of arcuate septums are in contact with one another consecutively around a perimeter of the headband. Inwardly directed forces normal to the headband are converted into compressive forces on the septums directed along the headband perimeter. Forces on the head of the user are thereby reduced. A top vent with ports around a chamber extends upward from the dome. A cover across the top vent sheds water. The top vent is selectively movable upward into an open position to allow air flow through the headband air passage, the dome, the chamber, and out of the ports by convection. Ambient air will also flow in through the top vent ports and exit the ports on the opposite side. This will cause a lower than ambient air pressure to draw air out, cooling the dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: John P. Ryan