Patents by Inventor William P. Halligan

William P. Halligan 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: 20210274887
    Abstract: An upper for an article of footwear may include a first tubular knit structure, where the first tubular knit structure includes a first layer and a second layer, the first layer and the second layer being separable such that a first passage is located between the first layer and the second layer. A second tubular knit structure may be included, where the second tubular knit structure includes a third layer and a fourth layer, the third layer and the fourth layer being separable such that a second passage is located between the third layer and the fourth layer. A longitudinal direction of the first tubular knit structure may be angled at least 5 degrees relative to a longitudinal direction of the second tubular knit structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: William P. Halligan, Mary A. Pengelly, Robert Zavala
  • Publication number: 20210040657
    Abstract: A knitted component may include a course of a first yarn type and a course of a second yarn type, a first surface at least partially formed by the course of the first yarn type, and a cavity formed within the knitted component that is recessed relative to the first surface. A first float formed by the course of the second yarn type may extend across the cavity and may be exposed, and the course of the second yarn type may include a stitch that is knitted into the knitted component adjacent the float.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Aceves Tinajero, William P. Halligan
  • Patent number: 10851482
    Abstract: A knitted component may include a course of a first yarn type and a course of a second yarn type, a first surface at least partially formed by the course of the first yarn type, and a cavity formed within the knitted component that is recessed relative to the first surface. A first float formed by the course of the second yarn type may extend across the cavity and may be exposed, and the course of the second yarn type may include a stitch that is knitted into the knitted component adjacent the float.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Aceves Tinajero, William P. Halligan
  • Publication number: 20190223556
    Abstract: A knitted component may include a course of a first yarn type and a course of a second yarn type, a first surface at least partially formed by the course of the first yarn type, and a cavity formed within the knitted component that is recessed relative to the first surface. A first float formed by the course of the second yarn type may extend across the cavity and may be exposed, and the course of the second yarn type may include a stitch that is knitted into the knitted component adjacent the float.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan L. Aceves Tinajero, William P. Halligan