|8062146||Putter heads and putters including polymeric material as part of the ball striking face|
Putters include a putter body having a ball striking face member made of a material having a first hardness characteristic. A cavity is defined in the putter body behind the ball striking face member, and plural openings are defined in the ball striking face member ...
|8061060||Article of footwear or other foot-receiving device having a foam or fluid-filled bladder element with support and reinforcing structures|
Impact-attenuating elements, e.g., for use in footwear or other foot-receiving device products, may include: (a) a base member, such as a fluid-tight and/or other fluid-filled or fluid-containing enclosure element; (b) a support element integrally and contiguously f...
|8061059||Article of footwear for increasing stability and lateral performance|
An article of footwear with multiple cross sectional profile shapes disposed on an outer peripheral edge of a sole is disclosed. The multiple cross sectional profile shapes on the outer peripheral edge of the sole can help increase the lateral performance and latera...
|8061008||Releasable and interchangeable connections for golf club heads and shafts|
Golf club heads are releasably engaged with shafts so that the club heads and shafts can be readily interchanged and/or so that the shaft position with respect to the club head can be readily changed. Assemblies for connecting the club head and shaft may include: a ...
|8060964||Fluid-filled bladder for footwear and other applications|
A fluid-filled structure, such as a bladder, is disclosed. The bladder has a first surface and an opposite second surface that are peripherally joined to define various edges. The bladder encloses a fluid between the first surface and the second surface. A portion o...
|8058837||Charging system for an article of footwear|
An article of footwear and a footwear housing is disclosed. The footwear housing includes a charging station that can be used to charge a battery in the footwear housing. ...
|8056269||Article of footwear with lighting system|
An article of footwear with a lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system includes three lighting devices disposed on the article of footwear. The lighting system is also associated with an automatic fastening system. ...
|8056267||Article of footwear with cleated sole assembly|
An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper. The sole assembly includes a sole plate having a lower surface, and a plurality of cleats extending downwardly from the lower surface. Each cleat has a central recess formed therein, ...
|8056263||Article of footwear with multi-layered support assembly|
An article of footwear including an upper and a sole assembly secured to the upper and including a support assembly having an upper member and a lower member spaced from the upper member. A first layer is positioned beneath and in contact with the upper member and h...
|8056173||Soluble thread in the manufacture of footwear|
Aspects of the invention relate to the use of soluble thread in the preparation of footwear, in particular athletic footwear. After preparing aspects of the footwear, the soluble thread is dissolved. ...
|8052547||Sport item handle end cap|
The present invention relates to a hollow knob for a sport item, for example, a bat, a golf club, or a racket, which has four flexible fingers. Each finger has an inclined peg formed on an exterior surface of each finger, such that when the knob is slid into an end ...
|8051586||Customization system for an article of footwear|
A customization system for an article of footwear is disclosed. The customization system comprises an insert system. The insert system includes an insert and a heel member. Both the insert and the heel member may be interchangeable, allowing the user to modify the a...
|8051585||Article of footwear comprising a plurality of strips|
An article of footwear comprising a plurality of strips is disclosed. The connections between continuous portions of the article can be strengthened by weaving a plurality of strips through apertures disposed in one or more continuous portions. One continuous portio...
|8051583||Article of footwear with improved stability and balance|
The stability and balance offered by an article of footwear is improved by including a rigid layer in an outsole assembly of the article of footwear. The rigid layer may include a material of at least a predefined rigidity. For example, an outsole may be fitted with...
|8051582||Medially or laterally textured footbed|
Footbeds (e.g., in footwear, socks, etc.) for engaging a plantar surface of a wearer's foot include one of the lateral or medial sides having a smooth or substantially smooth feel or surface while the opposite side has a textured feel or surface, e.g., by providing ...
|8051581||Article of footwear construction with binding portions|
At least one invention pertains to an article of footwear having a foot-receiving portion and a sole portion attached via at least one binding element. In one aspect, an article of footwear includes a foot-receiving portion configured to extend over a portion of a f...
|8047261||Method of making a multi-element mold assembly for, E.G., footwear components|
A mold assembly for footwear components is cast as a collection of mold elements having integral attachment members. Attachment members of separate mold elements may then be joined by, e.g., welding. Handles may also be formed into one or more mold elements as part ...
|8046937||Automatic lacing system|
An article of footwear with an automatic lacing system is disclosed. The automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an au...
|8045421||Watch with planar light diffusion channel|
Structures are disclosed that can improve the visibility of instrument displays. With some implementations, an instrument is provided with an illumination system having a light source and a light diffusion device proximal to the light source. The light diffusion dev...
|8043167||Golf clubs and golf club heads having interchangeable rear body members|
Golf club heads (e.g., drivers, fairway woods, wood-type hybrid clubs, or the like) according to at least some example aspects of this invention include: (a) a heel; (b) a toe; (c) a crown; (d) a sole; (e) a striking face; (f) a cavity, wherein the cavity is at leas...
|8042289||Article of footwear with gripping system|
An article of footwear with a gripping system is disclosed. The gripping system helps to enhance the wearer's ability to contact an athletic ball during kicking. The gripping system can be centered about a region where the wearer tends to kick the ball, and the grip...
|8042288||Article of footwear having a textile upper|
An article of footwear and a method of manufacturing the article of footwear are disclosed. The footwear may include an upper and a sole structure. The upper incorporates a textile element with edges that are joined together to define at least a portion of a void fo...
|8042286||Footwear with a sole structure incorporating a lobed fluid-filled chamber|
A fluid-filled chamber for an article of footwear and a method for manufacturing the chamber are disclosed. The chamber may be incorporated into a sole structure of the footwear and includes a central area and a plurality of lobes extending outward from the central ...
|8037623||Article of footwear incorporating a fluid system|
An article of athletic footwear having an air-filled bladder disposed in a sole structure is disclosed. The air-filled bladder is in fluid communication with ambient air through a filter that permits ambient air to enter the bladder but restricts liquids and particu...
|8037621||Article of footwear including a woven strap system|
An article of footwear including a woven strap system is disclosed. The woven strap system preferably wraps along the entirety of the outsole, including a bottom side and an outer periphery. The article of footwear also includes a midsole that rests inside the woven...