Patents by Inventor John J. Erickson

John J. Erickson 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).

  • Patent number: 7143529
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an outsole for use with a shoe and a shoe having an improved outsole. The outsole includes a forward portion and a rearward portion that are connected by a ball-and-socket connection that allows the portions to move freely. The outsole may include flexible members disposed between discrete pieces of the forward portion to allow these pieces to flex freely. The outsole includes a pair of stabilizer rods. The outsole may be used with a sole construction that includes a gel cushion that is adjacent a transparent window member of the outsole. The outsole has areas of extension for improving the traction and balance of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III, James M. Feeney, Hetal M. Parekh
  • Patent number: 7134226
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a four-component releasable mounted cleat assembly for interlocking into a receptacle of an athletic shoe wherein an inner rotating component may reciprocally swivel within an outer stationary component. The outer stationary component having a plurality of rigid posts extending outward for firmly gripping turf. The inner rotating component has a plurality of resilient legs extending outward in a radial direction for rotatably gripping the turf, wherein each leg may swivel in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions about 15° in relationship to the outer stationary component. The cleat assembly has a locking component which is biasly rotated in a first direction to install it within the shoe receptacle, and a geometric construction of downwardly extending tongues causes a requirement for a greater torque remove the cleat than was necessary to install it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, Richard A. Mochen, Hetal M. Parekh
  • Patent number: 6892478
    Abstract: Articles and products for preventing or minimizing temperature increase of a person or object (see the figure). The articles include a base material, and at least one temperature-stabilizing material integral with and dispersed throughout the base material. The temperature-stabilizing materials can be phase change materials and have phase change temperatures. Products can contain a plurality of articles and each article can have a phase change temperature the same as or different than those of other articles in the product. Products include footwear, protective apparel and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventors: John J. Erickson, Peter A. Daley, Robert W. Gardner, Michael B. Browning, Thomas Baranek, Douglas K. Robinson, Douglas J. McCrosson, Chang Woo Nam
  • Patent number: 6874257
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a shoe comprising an upper and a sole. The sole has a heel portion that includes an outsole and a gel cushion. Preferably, the heel portion has a cushioning factor of at least about 1.18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John J. Erickson, Douglas K. Robinson
  • Patent number: D507400
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, Richard A. Mochen
  • Patent number: D509948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III, James M. Feeney
  • Patent number: D510796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III, Wayne H. Mullin
  • Patent number: D511882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Co.
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III, James M. Feeney
  • Patent number: D512556
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John F. Lane, III, John J. Erickson
  • Patent number: D512822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III, James M. Feeney
  • Patent number: D512823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III
  • Patent number: D513663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John F. Lane, III, John J. Erickson
  • Patent number: D513844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, James M. Feeney, Richard A. Mochen
  • Patent number: D514292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, James M. Feeney, Richard A. Mochen
  • Patent number: D514296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III
  • Patent number: D524016
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John F. Lane, III, James M. Feeney, John J. Erickson
  • Patent number: D525768
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., James M. Feeney, John F. Lane, III, John J. Erickson
  • Patent number: D527876
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III, James M. Feeney
  • Patent number: D527877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III, James M. Feeney, Hetal M. Parekh
  • Patent number: D533335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Douglas K. Robinson, Jr., John J. Erickson, John F. Lane, III, James M. Feeney