Patents by Inventor Giancarlo Foscaro

Giancarlo Foscaro 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: 20030233770
    Abstract: A sports shoe, comprising a sole associated with an upper (3), the upper having a first flap (4a) and a second flap (4b) which cooperate with fastening means (5c), three distinct stabilizer elements (6,7,8) being associated with the sole and the upper and interacting with at least one element for connecting at least one of their ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Giancarlo Foscaro
  • Patent number: 5755047
    Abstract: Sports shoe with improved lateral rigidity, including a shell rigid reinforcing frame and a shell soft portion connected to the shell rigid reinforcing frame. The reinforcing frame includes bands of plastic material extending along a first inclined directrix and a second inclined directrix such that open regions are defined in the shell reinforcing frame. The first inclined directrix extends at a foot side from the tip region towards the region lying above the heel region, and the second inclined directrix also extends the foot side from the heel region towards the foot instep region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giancarlo Foscaro, Mirco Tesser, Mirco Battistella, Mirco Bergamin, Gilberto Canil
  • Patent number: 5592722
    Abstract: Closure device particularly for sports shoes including a shell and a quarter and provided with a first flap and a second flap to be secured or with straps to be tensioned and secured. The device includes grip elements and at least one engagement element which are associable respectively with the first flap and with the second flap, or with the shoe and with the band. The grip elements selectively and detachably interact with the engagement element by using an auxiliary lever. The device has low manufacturing costs, allowing to standardize the individual components and limiting protrusions with respect to the surfaces of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giancarlo Foscaro, Mirco Battistella
  • Patent number: 5588228
    Abstract: Sports shoe has a quarter associated with a shell and has improved lateral rigidity. The shoe includes at least one rigid element which affects the metatarsal region, the heel region and the malleolar region at least at the inner side of the foot. This provides a rigid structure that, for example in the case of ski boots, allows optimum transmission of forces from the leg to the binding and thus to the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giancarlo Foscaro, Mirco Tesser, Mirco Battistella, Mirco Bergamin, Gilberto Canil
  • Patent number: 5548909
    Abstract: Sports shoe, particularly usable for skiing or skating, including a shell with which at least one quarter is associable; the shell has a longitudinal opening that is asymmetrical toward the outer region of the foot. The opening can be temporarily closed by means of at least one flap which is preferably made of a less rigid material than the shell. The sports shoe thus has components that selectively comply with the various technical requirements during sports practice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Foffano, Giancarlo Foscaro, Faustino Lucchetta
  • Patent number: 5526555
    Abstract: Fastening device, particularly for fastening two flaps of a sports shoe, including an engagement element for being rigidly coupled to a first flap, a traction element, and a lever arm that is rotatably associated a with a first pivot interposed between a first pair of wings that protrudes from a base for being associated with a second flap to be fastened. The back of the lever arm interacts with the traction element to allow to lock the traction element adjacent to the base and to subsequently place the lever arm, with no forces applied to it, in the direction of the engagement element. The lever arm has a very limited protrusion and a secondary lever is provided to allow the rapid and easy release of the traction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A
    Inventors: Mirco Battistella, Roberto Gorza, Giancarlo Foscaro
  • Patent number: 5526586
    Abstract: Ski boot with improved lateral support including a shell connected to a quarter and having a rigid element which is monolithic or formed integrally with the shell and at least partially affects the inner side of the foot and leg and the plantar arch. The boot allows to achieve optimum ski control by distributing the efforts and ensuring rear support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Foscaro
  • Patent number: 5493793
    Abstract: A ski boot including at least one quarter and a rigid or overlapping-flap shell. The quarter is constituted by at least two independent strip elements which are associated with one another and/or with the shell in an oscillating manner. The boot allows the quarter to adapt to the anatomical shape of the leg and to optimize its own movement with respect to the leg natural movement, following the leg during the flexion and extension steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Pozzobon, Giancarlo Foscaro, Gianpaola Marongiu
  • Patent number: 5381613
    Abstract: A ski boot having a rear quarter which is constituted by a first half-quarter and by a second half-quarter which are mutually articulated and oscillate with respect to the shell. The second half-quarter is also articulated to the shell. The half-quarters interact with adjusting members for adjusting their mutual position, so as to achieve a better adaptation and embracing of the rear region of the lower part of the leg while skiing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Pozzobon, Giancarlo Foscaro, Gianpaola Marongiu, Maurizio Tacchetto, Luca Bugliesi
  • Patent number: 5251388
    Abstract: The lever device includes a lever arm arranged at at least one adapted seat defined on one of the flaps. At least one grip element for engagement members provided on the lever arm is associated with the other one of the flaps. The insertion of the lever arm within the adapted seat thus allows to have high strength characteristics and to not require a surface finish of good aesthetic quality, in view of its partial concealment, as well as to give the boot a neat aesthetic appearance, there being no protruding elements and because of the reduced size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Pozzobon, Giancarlo Foscaro, Adolfo Pozzebon
  • Patent number: 5193294
    Abstract: A ski boot including at least one quarter and a rigid or overlapping-flap shell. The quarter is constituted by at least two independent strip elements which are associated with one another and/or with the shell in an oscillating manner. The boot allows the quarter to adapt to the anatomical shape of the leg and to optizime its own movement with respect to the leg natural movement, following the leg during the flexion and extension steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Pozzobon, Giancarlo Foscaro, Gianpaola Marongiu
  • Patent number: 5189815
    Abstract: A ski boot which includes at least one quarter associated with a rigid shell, has one or more soft elements for embracing the upper metatarsal region and/or the tibial region and/or the calf region. The soft elements are associated with the shell and/or with the quarter. One or more strengthening elements, for transmitting the efforts from the leg to the ski, are furthermore associated with the shell and/or with the quarter. The boot thus has regions with different rigidity according to the specific requirements of the athlete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Pozzobon, Giancarlo Foscaro, Adolfo Pozzebon
  • Patent number: 5054215
    Abstract: Device for ski boots comprising a front quarter and a rear quarter associated with a shell and/or an upper quarter embracing at least one portion of the leg of a skier and supported at the upper end of said front and/or rear quarter(s). The device has a slider which is movable transversely to said upper quarter and/or front quarter and/or rear quarter and/or shell, and interacts selectively with at least two separate abutments provided on said upper quarter and/or front quarter and/or rear quarter and/or shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Valerio Tonel, Mario Mattiuzzo, Giancarlo Foscaro, Stefano Soligo