Patents by Inventor Roberto Zavala

Roberto Zavala 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: 20190231023
    Abstract: An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper has a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction that includes at least one gore region located in a heel region of the article of footwear. The gore region provides a contoured configuration to the knitted component. In a method of manufacturing, a knitted component may include a first gore region and a plurality of second gore regions, with the first gore region being located in a heel area of the article of footwear and the second gore regions being located adjacent to the sole structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Zavala, Stuart W. Dealey
  • Publication number: 20190231022
    Abstract: In one aspect, an upper for an article of footwear may include a knit element, a collar area configured to form an ankle opening, and a cuff in the collar area. The cuff may be at least partially formed by the knit element and may include a ribbed knit structure of the knit element. In another aspect, an upper for an article of footwear may include a knit element with a first area, the first area including a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side may be formed of at least 30% more material than the second side such that the first area is configured to curve convexly away from the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Roberto Zavala
  • Publication number: 20190223540
    Abstract: Articles of footwear may include a knitted component defining at least part of a void and joined with a sole structure. The knitted component may include an interior knit layer, an exterior knit layer, and a plurality of inlaid courses of a high tenacity yarn between the interior and exterior knit layers. The plurality of inlaid courses of high tenacity yarn may include at least three courses of the high tenacity yarn, each of which may be separated from an adjacent course of the plurality by no more than five courses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren E. Cox, Seth M. Wiberg, Roberto Zavala
  • Publication number: 20190226128
    Abstract: Knitted components may include a first knit layer including a first yarn, a second knit layer, and a plurality of inlaid courses of a high tenacity yarn having a tenacity of at least six grams-force per denier. The plurality of inlaid courses of the high tenacity yarn may include at least three courses of high tenacity yarn, each of which may be separated from an adjacent course of the first plurality of courses of the high tenacity yarn by no more than five courses of the first yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren E. Cox, Seth M. Wiberg, Roberto Zavala
  • Patent number: 10306946
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes a sole structure and an upper coupled to the sole structure. The upper includes a lower edge that is disposed adjacent to the sole structure. The upper further includes a collar defining an opening to a void within the upper. The collar defines an upper edge of the upper that is spaced away from the lower edge. The upper includes a forward portion and a heel portion. The heel portion includes a knitted component of unitary knit construction. The knitted component at least partially defines the upper edge and the lower edge of the upper. The knitted component includes a first side edge that is attached to the forward portion along a first side. The knitted component also includes a second side edge that is attached to the forward portion along a second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Roberto Zavala
  • Patent number: 10299531
    Abstract: An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper has a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction that includes at least one gore region located in a heel region of the article of footwear. The gore region provides a contoured configuration to the knitted component. In a method of manufacturing, a knitted component may include a first gore region and a plurality of second gore regions, with the first gore region being located in a heel area of the article of footwear and the second gore regions being located adjacent to the sole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Zavala, Stuart W. Dealey
  • Publication number: 20180228241
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to an article at least partially formed by a knitted component. In some embodiments, the article may include an upper for an article of footwear. The knitted component may include a seamless portion extending from a toe area, through a midfoot area, and to a heel area of the upper on at least one of a lateral and a medial side of the upper. A first course may at least partially form the knitted component, and the first course may extend from the heel area to the toe area of the upper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: JoseLuis Mariscal, Roberto Zavala
  • Publication number: 20170332722
    Abstract: In one aspect, an article of footwear may include a knitted component having monofilament strands knitted substantially throughout and a body portion extending continuously from a heel region, along a lateral side of a midfoot region, over a forefoot region, to a medial side of the midfoot region. The body portion may include a plurality of multifilament courses forming an interior surface and an exterior surface. The body portion may include a first monofilament zone in the midfoot region extending diagonally toward the forefoot region, including a plurality of first monofilament areas forming at least a portion of the interior surface of the body portion and substantially having a medial-to-lateral orientation. The body portion may include a second monofilament zone including at a plurality of second monofilament areas forming at least part of the interior surface. The multifilament courses may define a shape of the first monofilament areas and a shape of the second monofilament areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart W. Dealey, Nadia M. Pania, David J. Roulo, Jeffrey C. Spanks, Roberto Zavala
  • Publication number: 20170258169
    Abstract: In one aspect, an upper for an article of footwear may include a knit element, a collar area configured to form an ankle opening, and a cuff in the collar area. The cuff may be at least partially formed by the knit element and may include a ribbed knit structure of the knit element. In another aspect, an upper for an article of footwear may include a knit element with a first area, the first area including a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side may be formed of at least 30% more material than the second side such that the first area is configured to curve convexly away from the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Roberto Zavala
  • Patent number: 9301567
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper incorporating a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes areas formed using monofilament strands. The monofilament areas may be bounded by multifilament areas. The multifilament areas may be configured to form a welt that includes a tensile element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart W. Dealey, David J. Roulo, Nadia M. Panian, Jeffrey C. Spanks, Roberto Zavala
  • Publication number: 20160058099
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper incorporating a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes areas formed using monofilament strands. The monofilament areas may be bounded by multifilament areas. The multifilament areas may be configured to form a welt that includes a tensile element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadia M. Panian, Jeffrey C. Spanks, Roberto Zavala, Stuart W. Dealey, David J. Roulo
  • Publication number: 20160058100
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper incorporating a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction. The knitted component includes areas formed using monofilament strands. The monofilament areas may be bounded by multifilament areas. The multifilament areas may be configured to form a welt that includes a tensile element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Stuart W. Dealey, David J. Roulo, Nadia M. Panian, Jeffrey C. Spanks, Roberto Zavala
  • Publication number: 20150047225
    Abstract: An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper. The upper has a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction that includes at least one gore region located in a heel region of the article of footwear. The gore region provides a contoured configuration to the knitted component. In a method of manufacturing, a knitted component may include a first gore region and a plurality of second gore regions, with the first gore region being located in a heel area of the article of footwear and the second gore regions being located adjacent to the sole structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Roberto Zavala, Stuart W. Dealey
  • Publication number: 20140338226
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes a sole structure and an upper coupled to the sole structure. The upper includes a lower edge that is disposed adjacent to the sole structure. The upper further includes a collar defining an opening to a void within the upper. The collar defines an upper edge of the upper that is spaced away from the lower edge. The upper includes a forward portion and a heel portion. The heel portion includes a knitted component of unitary knit construction. The knitted component at least partially defines the upper edge and the lower edge of the upper. The knitted component includes a first side edge that is attached to the forward portion along a first side. The knitted component also includes a second side edge that is attached to the forward portion along a second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Roberto Zavala
  • Publication number: 20130262480
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for assigning content category scores to nodes of a linked database. The nodes of the linked database include linking nodes and linked nodes. Each linking node is assigned a linking node score for each content category. The linking node score for each content category represents a degree of relevancy of the linking node to the content category. Each of the linked nodes is linked to by at least one of the linking nodes. Each linked node is assigned a content category score for each content category. The content category score for each content category is based on the linking node score for said content category of each linking node that links to the linked node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SOSVIA, INC.
    Inventors: FERMIN OTNIEL GARCIA, ROBERTO ROMERO SALDIVAR, JOSE ROBERTO ZAVALA ZAZUETA
  • Patent number: 8423554
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for assigning content category scores to nodes of a linked database. The nodes of the linked database include linking nodes and linked nodes. Each linking node is assigned a linking node score for each content category. The linking node score for each content category represents a degree of relevancy of the linking node to the content category. Each of the linked nodes is linked to by at least one of the linking nodes. Each linked node is assigned a content category score for each content category. The content category score for each content category is based on the linking node score for said content category of each linking node that links to the linked node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sosvia, Inc.
    Inventors: Fermin Otniel Garcia, Roberto Romero Saldivar, Jose Roberto Zavala Zazueta
  • Publication number: 20110010365
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for assigning content category scores to nodes of a linked database. The nodes of the linked database include linking nodes and linked nodes. Each linking node is assigned a linking node score for each content category. The linking node score for each content category represents a degree of relevancy of the linking node to the content category. Each of the linked nodes is linked to by at least one of the linking nodes. Each linked node is assigned a content category score for each content category. The content category score for each content category is based on the linking node score for said content category of each linking node that links to the linked node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Sosvia, Inc.
    Inventors: Fermin Otniel Garcia, Roberto Romero Saldivar, Jose Roberto Zavala Zazueta