Patents by Inventor Roger Paul Murphy

Roger Paul Murphy 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: 20210368921
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear includes a chassis and a cushioning arrangement. The chassis includes a recess formed between a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface. The cushioning arrangement includes a first cushioning element protruding from the first surface and including a first plurality of lobes and a second cushioning element protruding from the second surface and including a second plurality of lobes contacting the first plurality of lobes. At least one of the first cushioning element and the second cushioning element may include a fluid-filled bladder. A first side of each cushioning element includes a substantially planar base and a second side of each cushioning element includes the lobes formed on an opposite side from the base. The base of each cushioning element is attached to a respective one of the surfaces of the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Fidencio Campos, II, Zachary M. Elder, Jordyn Klumpp, Eric Y. Lee, Fiona L. Lesecq, Damian R. Manspeaker, Roger Paul Murphy, Sebastian Tesche
  • Publication number: 20210353001
    Abstract: A bladder for an article of footwear includes a plate, a first tensile layer disposed adjacent to a first side of the plate, and a second tensile layer disposed on an opposite side of the plate from the first tensile layer, the second tensile layer joined to the first tensile layer through the plate by a plurality of inner bonds. The bladder additionally includes a first barrier layer disposed adjacent to the first tensile layer and joined to the first tensile layer by a plurality of first outer bonds to form a first chamber, one or more of the first outer bonds interposed between adjacent ones of the inner bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary M. Elder, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Publication number: 20210330029
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. The first barrier layer is attached to the second barrier layer within the web area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Case, Zachary M. Elder, Nathan A. Jacobsen, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Patent number: 11051582
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. The first barrier layer is attached to the second barrier layer within the web area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Case, Zachary M. Elder, Nathan A. Jacobsen, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Publication number: 20190110552
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. The first barrier layer is attached to the second barrier layer within the web area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Case, Zachary M. Elder, Nathan A. Jacobsen, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Patent number: 10159307
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. The first barrier layer is attached to the second barrier layer within the web area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Case, Zachary M. Elder, Nathan A. Jacobsen, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Publication number: 20170265566
    Abstract: A sole structure for an article of footwear having an upper includes a heel region, a forefoot region, and a mid-foot region disposed between the heel region and the forefoot region. The sole structure also includes a fluid-filled chamber including a first barrier layer cooperating with a second barrier layer to define a fluid-filled segment extending along a medial side of the sole structure within the heel region, a second fluid-filled segment extending along a lateral side of the sole structure within the heel region, and a web area disposed between and connecting the first fluid-filled segment and the second fluid-filled segment. The first barrier layer is attached to the second barrier layer within the web area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Case, Zachary M. Elder, Nathan A. Jacobsen, Roger Paul Murphy, Lee D. Peyton
  • Patent number: 7543835
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced plastic bicycle fork uses a reinforced crown steer tube junction extending the steer tube through a tapered socket to the brake bolt such that the metal steer tube coacts with the fiber reinforced plastic fork to preserve structural integrity in the event of application of high stress to the fork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Paul Murphy, Chad Manuell
  • Publication number: 20070257466
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced plastic bicycle fork uses a reinforced crown steer tube junction extending the steer tube through a tapered socket to the brake bolt such that the metal steer tube coacts with the fiber reinforced plastic fork to preserve structural integrity in the event of application of high stress to the fork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Applicant: TREK BUCYCLE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger Paul Murphy, Chad Manuell