Patents by Inventor Robert Mervar

Robert Mervar 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: 20190142108
    Abstract: Sole structures (e.g., midsoles and/or outsoles) and articles of footwear include heel-supporting areas and/or forefoot-supporting areas that include a central area (e.g., a central recessed area) and a plurality of surrounding rings. Additionally or alternatively, the sole structures (e.g., midsoles and/or outsoles) may include bands of material defined by recessed grooves to provide a bumpstop type impact-force attenuating structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan K. Youngs, Olivier Henrichot, Nikita Troufanov, Robert Mervar, Robert M. Bruce
  • Patent number: 10212988
    Abstract: Sole structures (e.g., midsoles and/or outsoles) and articles of footwear include heel-supporting areas and/or forefoot-supporting areas that include a central area (e.g., a central recessed area) and a plurality of surrounding rings. Additionally or alternatively, the sole structures (e.g., midsoles and/or outsoles) may include bands of material defined by recessed grooves to provide a bumpstop type impact-force attenuating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan K. Youngs, Olivier Henrichot, Nikita Troufanov, Robert Mervar, Robert M. Bruce
  • Publication number: 20180360163
    Abstract: An article of footwear has an upper and a sole structure. The upper includes a base layer and one or more tensile strands. The sole structure includes an auxetic element operable to expand in two orthogonal horizontal directions in response to a tension applied in one of the directions. Each tensile strand has at least one end secured in fixed position relative to a peripheral region of the sole structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Langvin, Tory M. Cross, Bryant Russell Klug, Timothy K. Liles, Robert Mervar, Olivier Henrichot
  • Patent number: 10064448
    Abstract: An article of footwear has an upper and a sole structure. The upper includes a base layer and one or more tensile strands. The sole structure includes an auxetic element operable to expand in two orthogonal horizontal directions in response to a tension applied in one of the directions. Each tensile strand has at least one end secured in fixed position relative to a peripheral region of the sole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Langvin, Tory M. Cross, Bryant Russell Klug, Timothy K. Liles, Robert Mervar, Olivier Henrichot
  • Publication number: 20170150778
    Abstract: Sole structures include (a) a first midsole component formed at least in part from a first polymeric foam material, wherein the first midsole component forms at least a majority of a plantar support surface and at least a majority of a medial sidewall surface of the sole structure, and wherein the first midsole component includes a lateral side edge; and (b) a second midsole component formed at least in part from a second polymeric foam material, wherein the second midsole component forms at least a majority of a lateral sidewall surface of the sole structure, wherein the second midsole component includes a medial side edge that extends adjacent the lateral side edge of the first midsole component. The second polymeric foam material may have a higher durometer than the first polymeric foam material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Bryan K. Youngs, Olivier Henrichot, Nikita Troufanov, Robert Mervar, Robert M. Bruce
  • Publication number: 20170150777
    Abstract: Sole structures (e.g., midsoles and/or outsoles) and articles of footwear include heel-supporting areas and/or forefoot-supporting areas that include a central area (e.g., a central recessed area) and a plurality of surrounding rings. Additionally or alternatively, the sole structures (e.g., midsoles and/or outsoles) may include bands of material defined by recessed grooves to provide a bumpstop type impact-force attenuating structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Bryan K. Youngs, Olivier Henrichot, Nikita Troufanov, Robert Mervar, Robert M. Bruce
  • Publication number: 20160058121
    Abstract: An article of footwear has an upper and a sole structure. The upper includes a base layer and one or more tensile strands. The sole structure includes an auxetic element operable to expand in two orthogonal horizontal directions in response to a tension applied in one of the directions. Each tensile strand has at least one end secured in fixed position relative to a peripheral region of the sole structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Elizabeth Langvin, Tory M. Cross, Bryant Russell Klug, Timothy K. Liles, Robert Mervar, Olivier Henrichot
  • Patent number: 6202956
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing toilet tissue alternately from two rolls includes a housing and roll support spindles for supporting the rolls in coaxial spaced relationship relative to the housing. A sliding cover is slidably positioned on the housing. The roll support spindles are mounted on a pivoted support frame and a pivotally mounted engaging member extends from the support frame and is located in the space between adjacent roll ends. The cover includes detents which cooperate with the pivotally mounted tissue roll engaging member to prevent the cover from being moved from one position in which one of the tissue rolls is exposed to a second position in which the other tissue roll is exposed until the one tissue roll is depleted or substantially depleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Kamala J. Grasso, Jason E. Short, Robert Mervar, John R. Moody, Douglas W. Johnson, Peter D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5813624
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing toilet tissue alternately from two rolls includes a housing and roll support spindles for supporting the rolls in coaxial spaced relationship relative to the housing. A sliding cover is slidably positioned on the housing. The roll support spindles are mounted on a pivoted support frame and a pivoted plate depends from the support frame and is located in the space between adjacent roll ends. The cover includes detents which cooperate with the pivoted plate to allow sliding of the cover on the housing to expose a different roll of toilet tissue only when one of the rolls is substantially depleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Kamala J. Grasso, Jason E. Short, Robert Mervar, John R. Moody, Douglas W. Johnson, Peter D. Johnson
  • Patent number: D440393
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mervar
  • Patent number: D467410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mervar
  • Patent number: D490230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mervar
  • Patent number: D578294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mervar, Pamela Greene
  • Patent number: D579186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mervar, Pamela Greene
  • Patent number: D401754
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mervar
  • Patent number: D401757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mervar
  • Patent number: D406453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mervar
  • Patent number: D415885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mervar
  • Patent number: D421331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mervar, Kevin W. Hoffer
  • Patent number: D710591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mervar