Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Lyke

Christopher J. Lyke has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220047040
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear comprises a cushioning element including a first material and a cradle including a second material. The cradle is attached to the cushioning element and includes a first plate disposed against the cushioning element and a second plate spaced apart from the cushioning element, the second plate including an aperture. The sole structure additionally includes a bladder disposed within the cradle and including a first portion contacting the first plate and a second portion extending through the aperture of the second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Nate Durflinger, Christopher J. Lyke
  • Publication number: 20210368918
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes a sole structure having a chassis, an outsole, and a cushioning element. The chassis extending from an anterior end to a posterior end and includes a dock formed between the anterior end and the posterior end. The outsole extends from a first end removably coupled to the anterior end of the chassis to a second end removably coupled to the posterior end of the chassis. The cushioning element is disposed between the chassis and the outsole and includes a first portion removably engaged with the dock of the chassis. The sole structure may include a carriage removably disposed between the chassis and the outsole adjacent to the cushioning element. The carriage includes an upper frame receiving and surrounding the dock and a lower frame receiving and surrounding a portion of the outsole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Lyke
  • Publication number: 20210368942
    Abstract: An upper for an article of footwear includes a first material defining a void operable to selectively receive a foot. The first material includes an outer surface. The upper also includes a first edge at least partially circumscribing the void at an uppermost extremity of the upper and a second edge disposed at a lowermost extremity of the upper. The upper further includes a first biasing member (i) disposed at the outer surface of the upper, (ii) attached to the first material, and (iii) spaced apart from the first edge and the second edge. The first biasing member is operable to exert a biasing force on the first material to bias the first edge away from the second edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Lyke
  • Publication number: 20210345731
    Abstract: An article of footwear comprises a sole structure and an upper. The upper is connected to the sole structure to form an enclosure to at least partially receive a foot. The upper comprises a first panel forming a first portion of the upper and having a first texture, a second panel forming a second portion of the upper and having a second texture, and an embroidery area extending across portions of the first panel and the second panel and having an appearance that replicates the first texture extending into the second texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lyke, Lai Wa C. Ho
  • Patent number: 11083246
    Abstract: An article of footwear comprises a sole structure and an upper. The upper is connected to the sole structure to form an enclosure to at least partially receive a foot. The upper comprises a first panel forming a first portion of the upper and having a first texture, a second panel forming a second portion of the upper and having a second texture, and an embroidery area extending across portions of the first panel and the second panel and having an appearance that replicates the first texture extending into the second texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lyke, Lai Wa C. Ho
  • Patent number: 10800074
    Abstract: An upper shell panel may be placed between first and second sections of a mold. The first section may include one or more expansion cavities and the second section may include one or more pour cavities. A foam-producing chemical mixture may be delivered into the one or more pour cavities and the mold may be closed. The delivered foam-producing chemical mixture may be allowed to expand within the closed mold and to force regions of the upper shell panel into the one or more expansion cavities. The upper shell panel may then be removed from the mold subsequent to the expansion of the delivered mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hochdoerffer, Christopher J. Lyke, Atikom Tappatarnpornsuk
  • Publication number: 20190261740
    Abstract: An article of footwear comprises a sole structure and an upper. The upper is connected to the sole structure to form an enclosure to at least partially receive a foot. The upper comprises a first panel forming a first portion of the upper and having a first texture, a second panel forming a second portion of the upper and having a second texture, and an embroidery area extending across portions of the first panel and the second panel and having an appearance that replicates the first texture extending into the second texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lyke, Lai Wa C. Ho
  • Patent number: 10321738
    Abstract: An article of footwear comprises a sole structure and an upper. The upper is connected to the sole structure to form an enclosure to at least partially receive a foot. The upper comprises a first panel forming a first portion of the upper and having a first texture, a second panel forming a second portion of the upper and having a second texture, and an embroidery area extending across portions of the first panel and the second panel and having an appearance that replicates the first texture extending into the second texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lyke, Lai Wa C. Ho
  • Publication number: 20180194043
    Abstract: An upper shell panel may be placed between first and second sections of a mold. The first section may include one or more expansion cavities and the second section may include one or more pour cavities. A foam-producing chemical mixture may be delivered into the one or more pour cavities and the mold may be closed. The delivered foam-producing chemical mixture may be allowed to expand within the closed mold and to force regions of the upper shell panel into the one or more expansion cavities. The upper shell panel may then be removed from the mold subsequent to the expansion of the delivered mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Hochdoerffer, Christopher J. Lyke, Atikom Tappatarnpornsuk
  • Patent number: 9937644
    Abstract: An upper shell panel may be placed between first and second sections of a mold. The first section may include one or more expansion cavities and the second section may include one or more pour cavities. A foam-producing chemical mixture may be delivered into the one or more pour cavities and the mold may be closed. The delivered foam-producing chemical mixture may be allowed to expand within the closed mold and to force regions of the upper shell panel into the one or more expansion cavities. The upper shell panel may then be removed from the mold subsequent to the expansion of the delivered mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hochdoerffer, Christopher J. Lyke, Atikom Tappatarnpornsuk
  • Publication number: 20170202307
    Abstract: An article of footwear comprises a sole structure and an upper. The upper is connected to the sole structure to form an enclosure to at least partially receive a foot. The upper comprises a first panel forming a first portion of the upper and having a first texture, a second panel forming a second portion of the upper and having a second texture, and an embroidery area extending across portions of the first panel and the second panel and having an appearance that replicates the first texture extending into the second texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lyke, Lai Wa C. Ho
  • Publication number: 20150290849
    Abstract: An upper shell panel may be placed between first and second sections of a mold. The first section may include one or more expansion cavities and the second section may include one or more pour cavities. A foam-producing chemical mixture may be delivered into the one or more pour cavities and the mold may be closed. The delivered foam-producing chemical mixture may be allowed to expand within the closed mold and to force regions of the upper shell panel into the one or more expansion cavities. The upper shell panel may then be removed from the mold subsequent to the expansion of the delivered mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Hochdoerffer, Christopher J. Lyke, Atikom Tappatarnpornsuk
  • Patent number: 7200957
    Abstract: Foot-receiving devices, such as articles of footwear, include a foot-covering member and a foot-supporting member defining a foot-receiving chamber. One or more strap members may be provided for securing the device to a user's foot. At least one strap member may wrap at least one time around the top of the foot-receiving chamber and at least one time around the bottom of the foot-receiving chamber. Methods for providing such foot-receiving devices also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanmi Hubbard, Christopher J. Lyke
  • Patent number: 4754488
    Abstract: A method for use in a bit-mapped presentation display system for ascertaining the boundary of an arbitrarily-shaped closed polygon filled with a first color-coded pel pattern and then filling the ascertained polygon with a second color-coded pel pattern. The method steps comprise identifying the first color-coded pattern; determining all unique raster runs of said identified first pattern, and creating a counterpart data representation thereof; and filling in at least a portion of the raster color-coded domain with the second pattern as controlled by the data representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher J. Lyke