Patents by Inventor Jeff Rasmussen

Jeff Rasmussen 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: 20190191815
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear may include a carrier and a frame. The frame may include walls that define cells. The carrier may cover the frame. The frame may be joined to and located on a top side of the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jim Baucom, Lysandre Follet, Timothy Hanson, James Molyneux, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20190174873
    Abstract: An article of footwear has a sole assembly that is further comprised of a chassis, a reinforcing member and a forefoot plate. The reinforcing member includes lateral and medial forefoot portions that fit with corresponding recesses in the forefoot plate and the reinforcing member in the forefoot region of the chassis. The reinforcing member includes a central portion that figs with a corresponding recess in the heel region of the chassis. The chassis and the forefoot plate include ridges on their outer surfaces. Cleats extending from ridges in the forefoot of the chassis are vertically aligned with protrusions on ridges in the forefoot plate. The protrusions can help diffuse forces applied by the cleats against the inner components of the sole and foot to reduce point loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Baucom, Josh Fedderly, Jeff Rasmussen, Darlan Zacharia
  • Patent number: 10244815
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear may include a carrier and a frame. The frame may include walls that define cells. The carrier may cover the frame. The frame may be joined to and located on a top side of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Baucom, Lysandre Follet, Timothy Hanson, James Molyneux, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20190090584
    Abstract: An article of footwear with a sole system includes a sole member and a protruding member assembly. The sole system provides tactile sensation. Protruding members of the protruding member assembly can translate through holes in the sole member to facilitate tactile sensation. Some embodiments can include an inner member that is configured to accommodate the movement of a protruding member. Other embodiments can include a plurality of recessed portions or nub portions formed along an outwardly facing surface of the sole member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Hoffer, Elizabeth Langvin, James C. Meschter, Tetsuya T. Minami, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10231517
    Abstract: An article of footwear has a sole assembly that is further comprised of a chassis, a reinforcing member and a forefoot plate. The reinforcing member includes lateral and medial forefoot portions that fit with corresponding recesses in the forefoot plate and the reinforcing member in the forefoot region of the chassis. The reinforcing member includes a central portion that figs with a corresponding recess in the heel region of the chassis. The chassis and the forefoot plate include ridges on their outer surfaces. Cleats extending from ridges in the forefoot of the chassis are vertically aligned with protrusions on ridges in the forefoot plate. The protrusions can help diffuse forces applied by the cleats against the inner components of the sole and foot to reduce point loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Baucom, Josh Fedderly, Jeff Rasmussen, Darlan Zacharia
  • Patent number: 10172417
    Abstract: An article of footwear with a sole system includes a sole member and a protruding member assembly. The sole system provides tactile sensation. Protruding members of the protruding member assembly can translate through holes in the sole member to facilitate tactile sensation. Some embodiments can include an inner member that is configured to accommodate the movement of a protruding member. Other embodiments can include a plurality of recessed portions or nub portions formed along an outwardly facing surface of the sole member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Hoffer, Elizabeth Langvin, James C. Meschter, Tetsuya T. Minami, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D793707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D794308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D794314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D811706
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D811707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D814774
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D819324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D840656
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tinker L. Hatfield, Kenneth Link, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D840662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tate E. Kuerbis, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D842597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tate E. Kuerbis, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D848129
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tinker L. Hatfield, Kenneth Link, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D851881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tinker L. Hatfield, Kenneth Link, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D852478
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tinker L. Hatfield, Kenneth Link, Jeff Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D853700
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tate E. Kuerbis, Jeff Rasmussen