Patents by Inventor Martin W. F. Dean

Martin W. F. Dean 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: 10492564
    Abstract: A sole assembly is provided including multiple compression units entrapped in a midsole and adjacent an outsole to efficiently distribute forces and to assist in correct foot motion during a gait cycle. The multiple compression units can be linked to one another to assist the foot in moving through an appropriate foot motion during a gait cycle. A heel compression unit can be linked to an arch compression unit, which can be linked to one or more forefoot compression units, which can be linked to a toe compression unit. The linking of the heel compression unit, the arch compression unit, and the forefoot compression unit to one another can resist torsional movement of the units between one another, thereby providing a more stable foot support, while still providing impact-attenuation and force distribution through the sole assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Wolverine Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin W. F. Dean
  • Publication number: 20190343224
    Abstract: A sole assembly is provided including multiple compression units entrapped in a midsole and adjacent an outsole to efficiently distribute forces and to assist in correct foot motion during a gait cycle. The multiple compression units can be linked to one another to assist the foot in moving through an appropriate foot motion during a gait cycle. A heel compression unit can be linked to an arch compression unit, which can be linked to one or more forefoot compression units, which can be linked to a toe compression unit. The linking of the heel compression unit, the arch compression unit, and the forefoot compression unit to one another can resist torsional movement of the units between one another, thereby providing a more stable foot support, while still providing impact-attenuation and force distribution through the sole assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Martin W.F. Dean
  • Publication number: 20120047770
    Abstract: A footwear construction including a sole and an adjustable heel element selectively rotatable about an axis of rotation to configure the heel element in a fitness mode or a stability mode. The heel element can include a ground contacting surface having a first performance contour and a second, different performance contour. In the fitness mode, the first performance contour is positioned rearward of the second performance contour to provide a rolling/rocking motion when the heel region of the footwear engages a walking surface in a gait cycle. In the stability mode, the second performance contour is positioned rearward of the first performance contour to provide a stable impact when the heel region engages a walking surface. The footwear can include an actuator to enable the heel element to rotate and locking elements to hold the heel element in a fixed rotational position. A related method of use also is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Martin W. F. Dean, Thomas N. A. Evans, Mary L. Schoenborn, Hung Kuang Chen
  • Patent number: D605835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D605837
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D605841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D605843
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D606734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D607634
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D609892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D609894
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D609895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D615739
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah H. Andersen, Martin W. F. Dean, Grant A. Urie
  • Patent number: D618452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin W. F. Dean, Theo Malkin
  • Patent number: D626737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin W. F. Dean
  • Patent number: D627957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin W. F. Dean
  • Patent number: D654678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin W. F. Dean
  • Patent number: D654679
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin W. F. Dean
  • Patent number: D668854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin W. F. Dean, Thomas N. A. Evans, Mary L. Schoenborn
  • Patent number: D867732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wolverine Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark A. Matis, Martin W. F. Dean