Patents by Inventor Paul W. Brabson

Paul W. Brabson 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: 10912347
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiaojian Tong
  • Publication number: 20200029651
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiaojian Tong
  • Patent number: 10327501
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiaojian Tong
  • Publication number: 20170367437
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiaojian Tong
  • Patent number: 9642416
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiaojian Tong
  • Publication number: 20160192730
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiaojian Tong
  • Patent number: 9204685
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiao Jiang
  • Patent number: 8984776
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiao Jiang
  • Publication number: 20130239439
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin portions of the neoprene sock, while the sidewall and rear calf-side portions remain substantially uncovered by the injection molded layer. The injection molded layer encases the foot portion of the neoprene sock. The injection molded layer on the shin portion defines a shin guard portion having a necked down area integrally connected to the injection molded layer at the vamp portion, wherein the shin guard extends upwardly from the necked-down portion in an outwardly diverging shape away from the vamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: LACROSSE FOOTWEAR, INC.
    Inventors: John William Ludemann, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker, Xiao Jiang
  • Publication number: 20120317840
    Abstract: A footwear assembly having a dual density outsole with lugs and non-retractable studs in the lugs. Peripheral lugs are spaced apart from the outsole's longitudinal axis and central lugs are disposed adjacent to the longitudinal axis between the peripheral lugs. The peripheral lugs are taller than the central lugs and are made of a denser rubber. The studs embedded in the lugs with a shaft and tip portion exposed. The peripheral lugs having recessed flex grooves circular recesses coaxially aligned with the studs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Wojnar, Paul W. Brabson, Aaron Barker
  • Publication number: 20120304495
    Abstract: Footwear assemblies with a light weight sole assembly securely attached to an upper and associated methods are described herein. In one embodiment, a footwear assembly includes an upper connected to a light weight sole assembly, wherein the sole assembly has a durable outsole securely attached to a lightweight midsole, and a lightweight cradle style chassis is attached to the midsole. The chassis has a body and sidewalls extending upwardly from the lateral and medial side portions of the body to define a concave structure that receives a portion of the upper therein. At least a portion of the upper is cemented to the chassis, and edge portions of the upper are stitched to the sidewalls of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Danner, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Brabson, John W. Ludermann, Christopher J. Wojnar, Aaron Barker
  • Patent number: D683530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear
    Inventors: Aaron Barker, Paul W. Brabson, Hans Albing, Cameron Kinder
  • Patent number: D712638
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Barker, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, John W. Ludemann
  • Patent number: D769588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Barker, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, John W. Ludemann
  • Patent number: D803526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Barker, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, John W. Ludemann
  • Patent number: D838946
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Barker, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, John W. Ludemann
  • Patent number: D874100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Barker, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, John W. Ludemann
  • Patent number: D895235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Barker, Justin Behnke, Paul W. Brabson, John W. Ludemann