Stockings Patents (Class 2/239)
  • Patent number: 11484096
    Abstract: Described are articles of wear including with a material with color changing properties. The material includes at least one elastic portion having an unstretched colored appearance and a stretched colored appearance. The material also includes at least one fixed portion having the stretched colored appearance regardless of a magnitude of an external force applied to the at least one fixed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ADIDAS AG
    Inventor: Tiberiu Iovu
  • Patent number: 11464665
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a wearable garment comprising (a) a sheath having a first end and a second, wherein the sheath defines a cavity in a wearable position, wherein the sheath has a first opening at the first end, and wherein the sheath comprises a first material, and (b) one or more relief zones coupled to the sheath, wherein the relief zones comprise a second material, wherein a pressure distribution of the second material is greater than a pressure distribution of the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sanford Health
    Inventor: Patrick W. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11445780
    Abstract: A moisture-permeable waterproof shoe includes an outer shoe body unit including an outer shoe upper, a midsole and an outsole. The outer shoe upper and the midsole cooperatively define an insertion space. A sock-shaped inner shoe body unit is disposed in the insertion space and includes a moisture-permeable waterproof shoe-shaped inner sleeve, an outer sock body having a sock body portion sleeved on the shoe-shaped inner sleeve, and an inner adhesive layer adhered between an outer surface of the shoe-shaped inner sleeve and an inner surface of the sock body portion. A connecting layer is fixed between the outer shoe upper and the sock body portion and between the midsole and the sock body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Chung-Hao Chang, Chia-Ying Chang
  • Patent number: 11408103
    Abstract: A knitted upper for an article of footwear. The knitted upper is formed essentially as a single piece in a three-dimensional knitting process. The knitted upper includes at least one activated shrink yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Rainer Unnewehr, Stefan Tamm, Claudiu-Ionut Popescu
  • Patent number: 11401636
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to a sock having an integrally knit, two-layered tab positioned interior to a collar of the sock, where the collar defines an opening for a wearer's foot. By positioning the tab interior to the collar, the tab can be used to assist the wearer in donning and/or doffing the sock by acting as the primary structure by which the wearer pulls an elastic collar around the wearer's foot when donning the sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hannah R. Amis, Ronen Yehuda
  • Patent number: 11366453
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system architecture for automated modification of computer program code for a manufacturing machine, comprising: an interface for receiving an identification of an item and at least one modification to be made to the item; a memory for storing templates of computer program code, the memory associating each template with an item; and a processor for adjusting at least one template associated with the item by modifying the at least one template with a value associated with the at least one modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Alun-Jones, Hal Watts, Kirsty Emery
  • Patent number: 11330848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wearable garment and methods for preventing fungal type infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Galina Podolskiy
  • Patent number: 11272745
    Abstract: A sock has integrally knit grip strips where a first area of the grip strip has a first number of grip yarn knit courses and a second area of the grip strip has a second number of grip yarn knit courses different from the first number of grip yarn knit courses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Merav Gazit, Daniel Shirley, David Malul
  • Patent number: 11273079
    Abstract: A sleeve for use with a foot, the sleeve including a compression portion operable to apply compression to the midfoot region of the foot. The foot sleeve further includes a raised heel support portion for abutment with the base of the heel region of the foot, and a ball portion for abutment with the ball region of the foot. The thickness of the raised heel support portion is greater than the thickness of the ball portion. The foot sleeve can be used for the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEO G LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Starkey, Okan Ozturkatalay
  • Patent number: 11246730
    Abstract: A wearable foot sling for providing focal compression to portions of a wearer's foot, toes and leg, includes a sock member formed from an elastomeric fabric; a plantar surface portion having a thickened fabric pad; a plurality of tubes configured for engaged passage of the wearer's toes; a plurality of longitudinal fibers connecting the plurality of tubes with the thickened fabric pad; a circumferential band forming a tension path beginning at a dorsum portion, wrapping laterally around at a lateral longitudinal arch portion and gradually widening as it runs medially at a medial longitudinal arch portion, and continuing upwards toward the dorsum portion to form a closed loop; the circumferential band continuing laterally and superior across an anterior ankle joint portion, wrapping around a lower tibia portion and spiraling to the top of the sock member; and wherein the circumferential band applies tension along the tension path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Miriam Y. Salloum
  • Patent number: 11224261
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: JoseLuis Mariscal, Roberto Zavala
  • Patent number: 11219574
    Abstract: An example exercise and therapy device includes a foot covering. The foot covering includes a pocket. The exercise and therapy device also includes a pliable object. The pliable object is received within the pocket and arranged to be placed adjacent a foot of an individual wearing the foot covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Barbara Depta
  • Patent number: 11214897
    Abstract: An upper may include a knitted component having a first surface and a second surface. The knitted component may include at least one integrally knitted cushion region located on the second surface. The cushion region may include a plurality of non-planar structures that project away from the second surface of the knitted component by at least 1 mm, and the cushion region may be located in a rearfoot region of the upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Berrian, Bryan N. Farris, Margaret P. St. Clair
  • Patent number: 11154453
    Abstract: An intelligent compression device for controllable compression. The compression device includes a compressible body and a microprocessor. The compressible body encircles a limb of a user and includes an elastomer layer and an activation layer. The elastomer layer includes voxelated liquid crystal elastomers that contract in response to a stimulus. The activation element, which is positioned proximate to the elastomer layer, supplies the stimulus. The microprocessor actuates at least a portion of the activation element layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Lewis Tyson Ross
  • Patent number: 11154105
    Abstract: Waterproof, breathable garments and methods of making are provided. The garments may include a laminate of a seamless ePTFE membrane and at least one textile. The garment is conformable over a range of sizes, and may be shaped to fit numerous sizes and shapes of forming molds. The ePTFE membrane may shrink to fit, or, alternatively, be stretched to fit, a mold having a desired size to form a garment. Such a conformable ePTFE membrane may allow for forming multiple sizes of garments with various sizes and shapes of molds. In embodiments where the ePTFE membrane is seamless and continuous, the garment eliminates the need for a waterproof seam tape, which is conventionally used to make garments waterproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Bacino, Norman E. Clough, Orlando Collazo, Jean Norvell, Franz Shelley
  • Patent number: 11098421
    Abstract: A knitted fabric panel, composed of a knitted base fabric embroidered as a circular knitted fabric from at least one knitted base fabric thread, wherein at least one zone having a reduced thread volume is provided, the zone being knitted by further threads which by way of the two ends thereof are fixed in the knitted base fabric, at least part of the further threads being thinner than the knitted base fabric thread. The threads instead of the knitted base fabric thread are knitted in a plurality of separate loop forming courses that in the circumferential direction extend by less than 360°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MEDI GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Jan Atmanspacher
  • Patent number: 10982363
    Abstract: A non-woven textile may be formed from a plurality of thermoplastic polymer filaments. The non-woven textile may have a first region and a second region, with the filaments of the first region being fused to a greater degree than the filaments of the second region. A variety of products, including apparel (e.g., shirts, pants, footwear), may incorporate the non-woven textile. In some of these products, the non-woven textile may be joined with another textile element to form a seam. More particularly, an edge area of the non-woven textile may be heatbonded with an edge area of the other textile element at the seam. In other products, the non-woven textile may be joined with another component, whether a textile or a non-textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Karen A. Hawkinson
  • Patent number: 10966483
    Abstract: A midsole for a shoe, in particular a running shoe, is described which midsole is asymmetric in a midfoot area, has an upper heel portion embracing the calcaneus of a wearer and has an upwardly extending toe end. In the midfoot area a vertical medial support structure originates from the midsole and supportively embraces the arch. Correspondingly, a vertical lateral support structure supports the lateral side of the foot in the midfoot area. The medial support structure covers a larger area than the lateral support structure, and is connected to the vertically extending upper heel portion of the midsole. The toe end of the midsole is extended upwardly, and provides in combination with the vertically extending upper heel portion and the vertically extending medial and lateral arch support structures a midsole which firmly embraces the foot. The resulting shoe reduces the risk of injury during running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ECCO SKO A/S
    Inventors: Ejnar Truelsen, Frank Jensen
  • Patent number: 10959469
    Abstract: A device protecting the plantar padding of a foot that includes a cushion including a viscoelastic material that is configured to be held against the skin of the plantar region and to cover all of the metatarsal heads and the metatarsophalangeal joints of the foot, and an elastic band attached to the cushion along two opposing transverse edges and by a tab configured to pass between the big toe and the adjacent toe of the foot. The band has a width configured to entirely cover side bulges formed by the metatarsophalangeal joints of the small and big toes. A portion of the band configured for contacting the top of the foot includes tacky elements on both sides thereof, which prevent the protective device from sliding on the skin when the device is placed on the foot and inside a sock surrounding the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MILLET INNOVATION
    Inventors: Damien Millet, Odile Grange, Thierry Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10905171
    Abstract: An anchor boot including a cuff, a heel operatively attached to and positioned below the cuff, the heel including a heel flap and a heel turn, a gusset operatively attached to the heel flap, the heel turn, and the cuff, the gusset positioned below the cuff and in front of the heel, a foot operatively attached to the gusset and positioned in front of the gusset, and memory foam imbedded within sides of the gusset provides a more secure and tight fit around the ankles in any type of boot wear. The adjustable configuration allows for use of the anchor boot with any boot but is particularly useful with rubber boots and warm and cold weather wading boots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Terry Dooley
  • Patent number: 10897932
    Abstract: A wader comprising a body portion and a bootie. The bootie is attached to the body portion. The bootie is comprised of a toe piece, an ankle piece, and a sole piece. The toe piece, the ankle piece, and the sole piece are adhered together to form the bootie. The toe piece has an outside surface, and the toe piece comprises a raised neoprene area on the outside surface. The ankle piece has an inside surface, and the ankle piece comprises a raised neoprene area on the inside surface. The toe piece, the ankle piece, and the sole piece are all comprised of a neoprene material. The raised neoprene area on the inside surface of the ankle piece is configured to wick moisture up and away from the foot of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Gibson, Derek Gustafson, Simon Quay, Jeremy Grodkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10883207
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an integral shoe embryo is provided. In the method, a reinforcement piece is woven by a flat knitting machine during a weave process, and the reinforcement piece is made unperceivable through a subsequent side overturning step when viewing from an exterior of a shoe. Thus, with the reinforcement piece, structural strength of the shoe embryo is reinforced while better comfort is provided to the foot by a shoe manufactured from the shoe embryo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: WHOLEKNIT INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Sheng Kuo, Yu-Lin Li, Chien-Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 10864092
    Abstract: An attachment for a prosthetic foot comprising an attachment surface that couples to the edges of a foot plate of a prosthetic foot and an outer surface that functionally or cosmetically alters the foot plate of the prosthetic foot in order to adapt the prosthetic foot to the needs of the user. In another embodiment, a toe attachment for a prosthetic foot comprising a cavity that can receive the toe end of an elongate foot element of a prosthetic foot, the toe attachment that can functionally or cosmetically alter the elongate foot element in order to adapt the prosthetic foot to the needs of the user. In yet another embodiment, a seal cover that can removably engage a prosthetic foot and a cosmetic cover for a prosthetic foot, resulting in a substantially watertight connection between the seal cover and the prosthesis and the seal cover and the cosmesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Össur Iceland ehf
    Inventors: Christophe Guy Lecomte, María Guðrún Sveinbjörnsdóttir, Ragnar Örn Gunnarsson
  • Patent number: 10791771
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for impeding a downward travel of a leg section of a sock by the use of a retainer provided about at least one of a heel of the sock and a heel opening, defined by a heel opening perimeter, of the sock, wherein the retainer impedes the downward travel of the leg section of the sock. A method is provided for the use of the retainer to impede the downward travel of the leg section of the sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NO SLIP SOX, LLC
    Inventor: Allan W. McFadyen
  • Patent number: 10765158
    Abstract: Aspects herein relate to apparel items and apparel systems that utilize applied or printed foam nodes to provide, among other things, stand-off between an apparel item and a wearer's skin surface. One or more of the foam nodes, or areas of the textile surrounding the foam nodes, may be perforated to provide a fluid communication path between an inner-facing surface and an outer-facing surface of the apparel item. The communication path may be used to facilitate air exchange between the external environment and the wearer's body and/or to provide an exit path for moisture vapor generated by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Aihara, Alice Fockele, David Turner, Carmen L. Zolman
  • Patent number: 10702015
    Abstract: An article of apparel, such as a sock or a shoe, is disclosed as having a foot-supporting area for extending adjacent to a plantar surface of a foot. The foot-supporting area has various zones of differing thickness that attenuate forces upon the plantar surface to different degrees. The apparel may be manufactured through a process that includes utilizing a force mapping device to obtain data relating to forces upon the plantar surface of the foot. The sock is then formed to have zones of different thickness located to correspond with the areas of the plantar surface subjected to different magnitudes of forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth T. Craig, Hagit Ottens-Wilk, Donna L. Marchant
  • Patent number: 10694793
    Abstract: An insect-proof, form-fitting undergarment is provided having top and bottom parts formed of selected breathable materials and having omnidirectional stretch properties, and which top and bottom parts may be securely joined at the waist to prevent insect entry. A superfine knitted fabric is utilized to prevent insect bites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Andre J. West, Marian G. McCord, Charles S. Apperson, Richard Michael Roe, Emiel A. DenHartog
  • Patent number: 10669656
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an upper for an article of footwear. The upper may include a knitted component having a first yarn and a second yarn, where the first yarn comprises a core with a sheath, the sheath being formed of a thermoplastic material having a melting temperature. The second yarn may be substantially free of the thermoplastic material. The knitted component may further comprise a first layer having a first surface and a second layer having a second surface, where the first layer and the second layer are secured via a knit structure of the knitted component, and where the knitted component further comprises a first region and a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Green, Chun-Ying Hsu, Jaroslav J. Lupinek, Darryl Matthews, William C. McFarland, II, Chun-Yao Tu, Yi-Ning Yang, Cheng-Ying Han
  • Patent number: 10664629
    Abstract: A centralized command and control network system for the automated manufacture of a personalized custom-fit garment comprises a centralized control system; automated programmable manufacturing equipment configured for assembling and stitching the personalized custom-fit garment from a digital pattern; and automated programmable material handling equipment configured for transporting the personalized custom-fit garment or its components through each step of the manufacturing equipment. After the customer has had his or her body scanned, and selected and personalized a garment design, the inventive manufacturing system will then manufacture the garment upon receipt of the order in an automated manner without requiring further substantive manual intervention or touch labor. The resultant personalized custom-fit garment is based on the customer's three-dimensional body shape and style and fit preferences. The system can be used to prepare any kind of garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: 3D Tech LLC
    Inventors: Neil Rohin Gupta, Paul Eremenko
  • Patent number: 10639469
    Abstract: A tubular body is configured to be disposed around and to apply compression to an extremity. The tubular body includes a treatment area having a first filament and a second filament. Both the first filament and the second filament are disposed to engage the surface of the extremity. The first filament includes AgNP in a concentration effective to promote healing of a wound on the surface of the extremity. The second filament includes a metal having a composition that forms a galvanic couple with silver. The first filament and the second filament are arranged in the tubular body such that the AgNP and metal form galvanic couples across at least a portion of the treatment area when in the presence of a fluid in the wound of the extremity that produce an electric current in an amount effective to further promote healing of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Vive Wear LLC
    Inventor: Marcus Duda
  • Patent number: 10582733
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to methods for producing garments and garment designs. More particularly, disclosed are methods for producing figure-flattering garments and garment designs that create an optical illusion of an anatomical feature. The garment designs are created by manipulating a macro scale pattern from nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: IRLA INATURA DESIGN, LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Irla Ellis
  • Patent number: 10575566
    Abstract: A garment (10) comprising a grip coating located on inner and outer surfaces of a garment section (12) so as to generate in use friction between a wearer's skin and the garment (10) and friction between the garment (10) and an external contact surface. The grip coating includes a first array of grip elements (14) located on the inner surface of the garment section (12) and a second array of grip elements (16) located on the outer surface of the garment section (12). The first and second arrays are arranged relative to each other so that the grip elements (14,16) of the first and second arrays are offset relative to each other and do not overlie or overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Stretchline Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventor: Miles Stephen Cain
  • Patent number: 10485289
    Abstract: A safety slipper (10) includes a stretchable fabric material upper portion (12) and a porous anti-skid lower portion. The upper portion has a foot opening (16) and a profile heel pocket (17). The lower portion (13) is made from a scrim cloth type material having a knit of polyester threads (21) coated with a soft poly-vinyl chloride outer layer (22). The lower portion provides for a cris-crossing pattern or matrix of interconnected nodes (23) with spaces (24) therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALBAHEALTH, LLC
    Inventor: Mary H. Frank
  • Patent number: 10477907
    Abstract: A skin care mask glove is disclosed. The skin care mask glove comprises a glove portion. The glove portion includes an opening section, a hand section, a thumb section and a set of finger sections. The opening section includes an opening configured for receiving a hand and a tightening strap for tightening the opening section after a hand is inserted. The thumb section includes a first perforated line and a removable thumb end-portion. Each of the finger sections includes a second perforated line and a removable finger end-portion. The removable finger end-portions are connected via connector fabric. The glove portion is constructed having, among other things, a first outer layer, a first inner layer and a layer of a first skin care product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VOESH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seunghee Oh, You Seok Park
  • Patent number: 10456287
    Abstract: A therapeutic sock is formed from a knit sock body formed in a tubular shape and terminating in a closed toe portion, the toe portion being divided into a first compartment configured accommodating a big toe and at least one additional compartment for other toes. At least one of the compartments has a area of increased compression as compared to a compression in other areas of the sock. The area of increased compression can be disposed on the first compartment and extend longitudinally along a medial edge of the first compartment and/or can be disposed on the at least one additional compartment and extend laterally around a circumference of the at least one additional compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: David Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10455864
    Abstract: A pedicure sock for use following a pedicure, during and/or after toe nails are painted, to keep the feet warm without disturbing the toenail area includes a full front opening, full front closure, a split central sock body that forms an elongated, hollow member when closed, an open toe area integral with the distal end of the central sock body, and a heel section integral with the proximal end of the central sock body. The open toe section is defined by a plurality of attached toe separators, each of which is to be positioned between the toes and fastened in place on the top on a wearer's foot so as to allow the toes to be separated and extend outside of the sock when the rest of the foot is inside the sock. The full front opening/closure and toe separators allow for easy removal of the sock so as not to disturb the pedicure when the sock is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Lawanda Denise Baker
  • Patent number: 10448696
    Abstract: The decorative slipper 10 includes a pocket opening 70 for reception of a person's foot therein. Pocket 70 is comprised of two toe receiving sections, a first section 70a and a second section 70b. The flap 20 is movable to the first position 50 wherein the flap 20 covers the first face 12 and body of the slipper while exposing the second face 16, and the flap opening 40 is aligned with pocket opening 70. In order to align the wearer's foot with the second face 16, the wearer places his toe section in the second section 70b of pocket 70. The flap 20 is also movable to a second position 60 wherein, the flap 20 covers the second face 16 and body of the slipper while exposing the first face 12, and the flap opening 40 is aligned with pocket opening 70. In order to align the wearer's foot with the first face 12, the wearer places his toe section in the first section 70a of pocket 70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: JAY AT PLAY INTERNATIONAL HONG KONG LIMITED
    Inventor: Joseph A. Sutton
  • Patent number: 10441032
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shoe insole includes an upper cover layer and a lower cover layer conforming in shape to the inner bottom of the shoe, and an insole body retained between the upper cover layer and the lower cover layer, taking a foot sole form to which pads are applied to selected regions of a sole taking a foot sole form; manufacturing an insole frame having a shape conforming to a three-dimensional shape of the foot sole form and applying insole pads to an upper surface of the insole frame, based on positions of marks of the test pads of the foot sole form to which the pads are applied, wherein the insole body includes the insole frame to which the insole pads are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KOBE SOGU SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuzo Matsui, Yoshiaki Azuma, Moonsik Chung
  • Patent number: 10420394
    Abstract: An article of footwear may include an insert configured to receive a foot of a wearer. The insert may consist essentially of a casing configured to at least partially enclose a foot of a wearer and including a casing material and a high heat capacity material. The article of footwear may also include an outer assembly configured to receive the foot of the wearer when the foot is received within the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Mankowski, Jeffrey C. Spanks
  • Patent number: 10390568
    Abstract: A footwear article provided with a housing to removably hold or attach an object. The housing is arranged to minimize the inconvenience caused by the presence of the object in the housing when the housing of the footwear article is used on the foot, ankle or leg of a user. The longitudinal median axis of the object and/or the housing is located on the rear area of the inside or on the front area of the outside of the ankle/footwear article. The housing provides a storage space for an object such as a Smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FEETKIT
    Inventor: Frédéric Charles
  • Patent number: 10390598
    Abstract: An elastic textile is treated with a microencapsulated substance and a graspable pull mechanism is attached to the elastic textile. When a consumer pulls the pull mechanism to stretch the elastic textile from a natural relaxed state or a semi-stretched state microencapsulated substance is released. The microencapsulated substance can be fragrance, insect repellant, deodorant or a variety of other substances or combination of substances that are desirable to be released on demand by stretching the elastic textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Conscious Creations, LLC
    Inventors: Laura Aussant, Paul Dahn
  • Patent number: 10316441
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure is a footwear article. The footwear article includes a double layer knitted upper having a foot bed, an upper portion continuous with the foot bed, an ankle opening, and an inner void for receiving a foot of a wearer. The double layer knitted upper has an outer knit layer defining an exterior surface of the double layer knitted upper. The double layer knitted upper also has an inner knit layer monolithically knit to the outer knit layer. The inner knit layer has a plurality of inner knit regions that spatially correspond to the plurality of outer knit regions of the outer knit layer. The outer knit layer and the inner knit layer substantially define the foot bed and the upper portion of the double layer knitted upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The North Face Apparel Corp.
    Inventor: John Ly
  • Patent number: 10287716
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fabric manufacturing method, a manufacturing control method, a manufacturing control device and a manufacturing system, wherein the fabric manufacturing method comprises the steps of: obtaining information of a fabric function area setting performed using human morphology information, motional force analysis data and heat and moisture analysis data, wherein the information of the fabric function area setting comprises fabric function area type information; calling a corresponding relationship between the fabric function area type information and knitting member information, wherein the knitting member information comprises knitting stitch structure information and knitting action information; and performing integrated forming and seamless knitting of the fabrics according to the control instructions corresponding to the knitting stitch structure information and the knitting action information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AC Carpi Apparel Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Rong Liu, Amy Chu
  • Patent number: 10271581
    Abstract: A recovery tight having preconfigured compression zones with integrated knit structures is provided herein. The compression zones may have differing compressive properties where zones having a higher compression force are located at the calf and ankle areas of the tight, zones having the next highest compression force are located over the knee and lower thigh areas of the tight, and zones having the lowest compression force are located over the upper thigh and lower torso areas of the tight when the tight is worn. The integrated knit structures modify the compressive properties of the zones in the areas where the structures are located in order to further customize the compressive properties of the recovery tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Alyse Kehler, Richa Maheshwari, Martine Mientjes, Christopher J. Ranalli, Susan L. Sokolowski, Andrea J. Staub, Heidi A. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 10258108
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes a tongue. The tongue includes a medial portion, a lateral portion, a central portion, a top portion and an upper perimeter portion. The medial portion and the top portion have similar thicknesses, which are greater than the thicknesses of the lateral portion, the central portion and the upper perimeter portion. The central portion is the thinnest portion of the tongue. Each portion of the tongue corresponds to a different pressure zone along a foot in order to provide differential cushioning and support against pressure applied by a fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Aveni, Martine I. V. Mientjes, Kelly McKean
  • Patent number: 10219549
    Abstract: Toe coverlets are provided including a flexible material configured to be positioned over the toes of a foot such that spacing between the toes of the foot is visible and does not extend onto a ball of the foot. Related systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kelly Ward
  • Patent number: 10060055
    Abstract: A knit product includes a compression region and is formed by a circular knitting machine knitting first and second stitches having different stitch sizes in the same course. The second stitch has a smaller stitch size. The second stitch is selectively provided on a stitch-by-stitch basis. The knitting needles have a density of 14 to 24 per inch in a circumferential direction. A face yarn of a knitting yarn has a cotton count larger than 10. A back yarn of the knitting yarn is a covering yarn having a core yarn of polyurethane of 70 denier or less or a man-made fiber of 140 denier or less subjected to texturing. The size difference between the first and second stitches is 0.1 mm to 2.0 mm. The elongation difference between a first-stitch region of the first stitch and a second-stitch region of the second stitch is 20% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: OKAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Fukui
  • Patent number: 10034497
    Abstract: A sock has a foot portion and an ankle portion. The foot portion has an upper section, a lower section, side sections, an open rear section, and a closed forward toe section. The ankle portion has a top section and a bottom section. A forward friction zone on the foot portion is formed of a plurality of forward threads laterally spaced and extending longitudinally. The forward threads are fabricated of an elastomeric material woven into the lower section and extending rearwardly from the closed forward toe section. The forward threads are coplanar with the lower section. A rearward friction zone on the foot portion is formed of a plurality of rearward threads longitudinally spaced and extending latitudinally. The rearward threads are fabricated of an elastomeric material woven into the lower section and extending forwardly from the open rear section. The rearward threads are coplanar with the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Rhonda G. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10021919
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing sock is shown and described. In one embodiment, the sock is a shock-absorbing athletic sock generally conforming to the shape of a human foot that includes a heel portion, a mid-foot portion and a shock absorbing assembly. The shock absorbing assembly may include a cavity assembly and a shock absorbing material. In other embodiments, the sock may include a slip-avoidance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Soleimpact, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Frieder Spicuzza, Alicia M. Sacramone
  • Patent number: 10022257
    Abstract: A compression foot garment is integrally knit of a body yarn, and adapted for wear on a foot of a user. The foot garment incorporates first and second high compression zones, and a compression release zone between the high compression zones. The first high compression zone is adapted for applying substantially circumferential compression to the foot below the plantar fascia between the calcaneus and metatarso-phalangeal joints and generally around the midfoot. The second high compression zone is adapted for applying substantially circumferential compression to the foot above the calcaneus and generally around an ankle of the user. The first and second high compression zones may comprise elastic yarns integrated with the body yarn. The compression release zone is adapted for applying reduced compression to the foot in an area between the first and second high compression zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ING Source, Inc.
    Inventor: David B. Higgins