Patents by Inventor Norihiko Taniguchi

Norihiko Taniguchi 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: 20210112926
    Abstract: Provided is a last for shaping a shoe upper. The last includes at least an outer peripheral portion composed of a plastic material that is reversibly transformed between a solid state where the plastic material has a certain shape when the shoe upper is shaped, and a plasticized state where the plastic material has fluidity and is thereby deformable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayu BESSHO, Satoru ABE, Norihiko TANIGUCHI, Yuya KOZUKA
  • Publication number: 20210052033
    Abstract: Provided is a shoe including an upper composed of a fiber sheet, the fiber sheet including: a base sheet including yarns having heat shrinkability; and a plurality of chip members, each of which is a sheet having an area smaller than that of the base sheet, the base sheet and the plurality of chip members being layered and joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayu BESSHO, Satoru ABE, Norihiko TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210037913
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a shoe including an upper that is easily conformed to a shape of a last when it is shaped. The shoe includes an upper made of a fiber sheet that includes: a first layer made of knitted fabric or woven fabric that includes yarns having a heat shrinkability and has inner gaps; and a second layer layered on the first layer and made of nonwoven fabric, knitted fabric or woven fabric, and being integrated with the first layer by needle punching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayu BESSHO, Satoru ABE, Norihiko TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20210015212
    Abstract: A measuring board having a simple structure is to be provided. A measuring board includes a main body having a foldable structure, and the main body includes a placement part on which a foot is placed and that includes a measurement marker, a wall part provided adjacent to the placement part and configured to position a heel during measurement, and supporting structures and that support the wall part. With such a configuration, a measuring board having a simple structure can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kana Kagami, Norihiko TANIGUCHI, Kazunari TAKEICHI
  • Publication number: 20200068990
    Abstract: A sole of a shoe including: a first base including as its main component a first thermoplastic resin; a projection including as its main component the first thermoplastic resin, the projection projecting from the first base; and at least one first reinforcement fiber oriented while being bent from the first base toward the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiko TANIGUCHI, Shigeru HIBINO, Yutaro IWASA
  • Publication number: 20190231026
    Abstract: A shoe includes: a shock-absorbing member formed from a foam body including a thermoplastic resin; a solid-form soft member including a polymer resin, having a greater weight per unit volume and a lower hardness than the shock-absorbing member, and having a smaller volume change per unit volume, than the shock-absorbing member, for a change in external pressure within a predetermined external pressure range; and an outsole including a thermoplastic resin, having a tread surface, and rolled up upward along at least a part of an outer edge thereof, thereby defining an accommodating portion to accommodate the soft member between the outsole and the lid, wherein: the shock-absorbing member forms the lid to lid the soft member from a side of an upper; and the soft member is wrapped in the accommodating portion, being in contact with at least a part of inner surfaces of the shock-absorbing member and the outsole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisanori FUJITA, Yoshinori FUJITA, Norihiko TANIGUCHI, Junichiro TATEISHI
  • Publication number: 20180368524
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a shoe having excellent comfort. The present invention provides a shoe including an upper material that is partially or fully formed of a fiber sheet, wherein the fiber sheet exhibits specific tensile characteristics at least in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Norihiko Taniguchi, Kenta Moriyasu, Emi Katayama, Yuto Shimizu, Satoshi Naruko, Hiroshi Tsuchikura
  • Patent number: 9480304
    Abstract: An FRP-made spike sole of the present invention has a plurality of spikes in a front foot portion, wherein: at least one layer of a main reinforcement sheet which is arranged spanning from a front end of the front foot portion to a rear end of a middle foot portion and made of fiber reinforcement coated with a matrix resin is laminated with a layer of a first cut-off sheet which is absent at least in an area in the vicinity of the front end of the front foot portion and which is arranged in the middle foot portion and made of fiber reinforcement coated with a matrix resin; and a front end of the first cut-off sheet is positioned posterior to a front end of a proximal phalanx of a big toe and anterior to a base of the metatarsal bone of the big toe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiko Taniguchi, Shigeru Hibino, Koki Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20150013187
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shoe, the method including the steps of: attaching a sock-shaped base member 1 forming a portion of an upper to a last portion 52 of a core 50, the core 50 including a core print 51 and the last portion 52; attaching the core 50 to an outer mold 61, 62; supplying a molten resin 71, 72 to be a reinforcement member 2 and/or a sole member 3, 4 into between the outer mold 61, 62 and the base member 1; and allowing the molten resin 71, 72 to cure, thereby forming the reinforcement member 2 and/or the sole member 3, 4 integral with the base member 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiko Taniguchi, Kenta Moriyasu
  • Publication number: 20130333251
    Abstract: An FRP-made spike sole of the present invention has a plurality of spikes in a front foot portion, wherein: at least one layer of a main reinforcement sheet which is arranged spanning from a front end of the front foot portion to a rear end of a middle foot portion and made of fiber reinforcement coated with a matrix resin is laminated with a layer of a first cut-off sheet which is absent at least in an area in the vicinity of the front end of the front foot portion and which is arranged in the middle foot portion and made of fiber reinforcement coated with a matrix resin; and a front end of the first cut-off sheet is positioned posterior to a front end of a proximal phalanx of a big toe and anterior to a base of the metatarsal bone of the big toe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiko Taniguchi, Shigeru Hibino, Koki Matsuo