US Pat. No. 9,516,762

SOLDERING IRON WITH AUTOMATIC SOLDERING CONNECTION VALIDATION

OK International Inc., G...

13. A method performed by a handheld soldering iron station for a soldering joint connection validation, the handheld soldering
iron station including two cameras for capturing respective images of the soldering joint from different views, the method
comprising:
capturing a 2-dimensional (2D) reference image of the soldering joint by each of the cameras, before a soldering event starts;
generating a 3-dimensional (3D) reference image of the soldering joint from the captured 2D reference images;
determining an amount of solder needed to fill in a barrel of a hole for a through hole component, or to fill in a surface
of a barrel of a hole for a surface mount component, from the 3D reference image;

capturing a 2D current image of the soldering joint by each of the cameras, after the soldering event starts;
comparing a value of each pixel in each of the 2D current images to corresponding pixel values in the 2D reference images,
respectively to detect any color changes of the pixels in the 2D current images due to spread of a dispensed solder, as the
soldering event progresses;

repeating capturing a 2D current image and comparing a value of each pixel, until all the pixels in the 2D current images
are determined to be pixels of the dispensed solder to detect an occurrence of a liquidus of the dispensed solder;

after detection of the occurrence of the liquidus, generating a 3D current image of the soldering joint from the last captured
2D reference image from each camera;

determining volume of the dispensed solder after occurrence of the liquidus from the 3D current image;
comparing the volume of the dispensed solder to the determined amount of solder needed to fill in the barrel or the surface
area of the barrel to determine how much of the dispensed solder is dissipated into the barrel or on the surface area of the
barrel;

repeating the comparing of the volume of the dispensed solder until the dispensed solder has filled the barrel or the surface
area of the barrel, within a predetermined tolerance; and

activating an indicator to indicate a good solder joint connection, when the dispensed solder has filled the barrel or the
surface area of the barrel within the predetermined tolerance.

US Pat. No. 9,511,439

INTELLIGENT SOLDERING CARTRIDGE FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDERING CONNECTION VALIDATION

OK INTERNATIONAL INC., C...

1. An intelligent soldering cartridge comprising:
a housing;
a solder tip;
a heater for heating the solder tip;
a processor for determining a thickness of an intermetallic compound (IMC) of a solder joint being formed by the solder tip,
and generating an indication signal indicating that a reliable solder joint connection is formed when the thickness of the
IMC is within a predetermined range; and

an interface for transmitting the indication signal.

US Pat. No. 9,629,257

INTELLIGENT SOLDERING CARTRIDGE FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDERING CONNECTION VALIDATION

OK INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

12. An intelligent soldering cartridge comprising:
a housing;
a solder tip;
a heater for heating the solder tip;
a processor for determining an amount of a dispensed solder for a solder joint from an image of the solder joint being soldered
by the intelligent soldering cartridge, comparing the amount of the dispensed solder to an amount of solder needed for the
solder joint to determine how much of the dispensed solder is dissipated onto the solder joint, and generating an indication
signal indicating that a reliable solder joint connection is formed when the dispensed solder has filled the solder joint
within a predetermined tolerance; and

an interface for transmitting the indication signal.

US Pat. No. 9,327,361

INTELLIGENT SOLDERING CARTRIDGE FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDERING CONNECTION VALIDATION

OK INTERNATIONAL INC., G...

1. An intelligent soldering cartridge comprising:
a housing;
a solder tip;
a heater for heating the solder tip;
a storage device for storing information about characteristics of the cartridge;
a processor for retrieving the information about characteristics of the cartridge, monitoring an amount of power delivered
to the solder tip to detect liquidus occurrence at a solder joint, determining a thickness of an intermetallic compound (IMC)
of the solder joint using some of the retrieved information, determining whether the thickness of the IMC is within a predetermined
range, and generating an indication signal indicating that a reliable solder joint connection is formed when the thickness
of the IMC is within the predetermined range; and

an interface for transmitting the indication signal.

US Pat. No. 9,629,295

SOLDERING STATION WITH AUTOMATIC SOLDERING CONNECTION VALIDATION

OK INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

17. A method performed by a soldering station for a soldering joint connection validation, the soldering station including
a camera for capturing respective images of the soldering joint from different views, the method comprising:
determining an amount of solder needed for the soldering joint by capturing a reference image of the soldering joint by the
camera, before a soldering event for forming the soldering joint starts;

capturing a current image of the soldering joint by the camera, after the soldering event starts to dispense solder at the
soldering joint;

comparing a value of each pixel in the current image to corresponding pixel values in the reference image to detect any color
changes of the pixels to detect an occurrence of a liquidus of the dispensed solder;

after detection of the occurrence of the liquidus, determining an amount of the dispensed solder from the current image;
comparing the amount of the dispensed solder to the determined amount of solder needed;
repeating the comparing of the amount of the dispensed solder until the dispensed solder has filled the soldering joint, within
a predetermined tolerance; and

activating an indicator to indicate a good soldering joint connection, when the dispensed solder has filled the soldering
joint within the predetermined tolerance.

US Pat. No. 9,185,946

FORM-FITTING ARTICLES AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZING ARTICLES TO BE FORM-FITTED

Reebok International Limi...

1. A method for providing a customized form-fit of an athletic shoe for a wearer, the method comprising:
providing an athletic shoe comprising:
a sole;
a temperature sensitive indicator configured to undergo a first visible change and a second visible change; and
an upper connected to the sole, the upper having a forefoot region, a heel region, and a midfoot region between the forefoot
region and the heel region, the upper comprising:

a flexible outer layer;
a lining connected to the flexible outer layer;
a flexible heat moldable sheet made of a non-foam material and disposed between the outer layer and the lining at least in
a portion of the midfoot region;

wherein the flexible heat moldable sheet is configured to conform to a portion of a wearer's body when heated to a predetermined
temperature to provide the wearer with a customized fit for the athletic shoe;

wherein the temperature sensitive indicator is disposed directly on an outer surface of the upper;
wherein the temperature sensitive indicator undergoes the first visible change when the predetermined temperature is reached;
wherein the flexible heat moldable sheet comprises a thermoplastic resin and does not comprise a fabric;
heating the athletic shoe at the predetermined temperature, wherein the predetermined temperature is in a range from about
120 degrees Fahrenheit to about 220 degrees Fahrenheit;

inserting a wearer's foot into the athletic shoe once the first visible change to the temperature sensitive indicator is recognized;
and

keeping the wearer's foot in the athletic shoe until at least the second visible change to the temperature sensitive indicator
is recognized to allow the flexible heat moldable sheet to conform to the portion of the wearer's body.

US Pat. No. 9,144,264

SOLE WITH PROJECTIONS AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for an article of footwear comprising:
a base adapted to be attached to an upper, the base having an outer edge defining a perimeter, the base having a forefoot
portion; and

a plurality of resilient projections extending from the base,
wherein the plurality of resilient projections includes a plurality of projections extending non-orthogonally from the base
about the perimeter of the base and a plurality of projections extending substantially orthogonally from the base within the
non-orthogonal projections,

wherein each of the plurality of resilient projections has a width,
wherein four of the plurality of resilient projections have widths that are greater than the widths of the remaining plurality
of resilient projections, and these four widest plurality of resilient projections are disposed in a quadrilateral arrangement
in the forefoot portion on a medial side of the base, and

wherein a resilient projection of a smaller width than the four widest plurality of resilient projections is disposed within
the quadrilateral arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,144,266

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE RIDE

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, comprising:
an upper sole member having a recess;
a lower sole member; and
an inflatable bladder disposed between the upper sole member and the lower sole member, wherein the inflatable bladder has
an inflated state and a deflated state, and wherein a distance between the upper sole member and the lower sole member is
greater in the inflated state than the deflated state, and

wherein at least a portion of the inflatable bladder is disposed in the recess when in the deflated state and the portion
of the inflatable bladder extends from the recess when in the inflated state.

US Pat. No. 9,714,652

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR AND PUMP UNIT

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear system comprising:
an inflatable bladder;
a valve mechanism attached to the inflatable bladder for selectively inflating the inflatable bladder;
a cap coupled to the valve mechanism, the cap comprising a center protrusion and a plurality of apertures disposed radially
about the center protrusion; and

an external pump for inflating the inflatable bladder, the external pump comprising:
a body;
a hollow portion located at a distal end of the pump; and
a nozzle connected to a shoulder located within a hollow portion, the nozzle comprising:
a top end connected to the shoulder,
a nozzle wall,
a through hole,
a bottom end, and
a plurality of prongs extending from the bottom end into the hollow portion,
wherein the center protrusion of the cap is configured to be actuated by the external pump for inflating the inflatable bladder.

US Pat. No. 9,364,042

FOOTWEAR DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A device for presenting information about an article of footwear, comprising:
a housing for securing to the article of footwear;
a position sensor disposed in the housing for determining a position of the device;
a memory for storing first information related to the article of footwear being in a first position and second information
related to the article of footwear being in a second position; and

a display for presenting the first information about the article of footwear being in the first position when the article
of footwear is in the first position and for presenting the second information about the article of footwear being in the
second position when the article of footwear is in the second position based on the position of the device determined by the
position sensor,

wherein the first information is different than the second information.

US Pat. No. 9,101,179

SMOOTH SHOE UPPERS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THEM

Reebok International Limi...

1. A method of making an upper for an article of footwear, comprising:
coupling a first molded three-dimensional upper section to a second molded three-dimensional upper section to provide a seam;
positioning a thermoplastic seam tape on at least a portion of the seam that is between the first molded three-dimensional
upper section and the second molded three-dimensional upper section;

after positioning the thermoplastic seam tape, arranging the first molded three-dimensional upper section and the second molded
three-dimensional upper section on a three-dimensional last surface having an outer shape substantially corresponding to a
desired three-dimensional shape for the upper; and

forming a bond between the thermoplastic seam tape and the first and second molded three-dimensional upper sections at the
seam while the first and second molded three-dimensional upper sections are arranged on the three-dimensional last surface,

wherein the forming includes applying heat and pressure to form the bond between the thermoplastic seam tape and the first
and second molded three-dimensional upper sections.

US Pat. No. 9,198,477

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INFLATABLE BLADDERS FOR USE IN FOOTWEAR AND OTHER ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear comprising:
(a) a sole; and
(b) an upper attached to said sole, said upper including an inflatable bladder, said inflatable bladder comprising:
(i) a first film;
(ii) a release agent applied and cured to said first film in a pattern that corresponds to the shape of an inflatable compartment
of said inflatable bladder; and

(iii) a second film adhered to said first film such that said release agent is disposed between said first film and said second
film, and said first film and said second film do not adhere in the vicinity of the release agent thereby forming said inflatable
compartment with a peripheral edge,
wherein said inflatable bladder is devoid of raised weld lines or raised adhering seams and wherein at least a portion of
the exterior surface of said inflatable bladder is textured.

US Pat. No. 9,808,047

SMOOTH SHOE UPPERS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THEM

Reebok International Limi...

1. An upper for an article of footwear comprising:
a first pre-shaped, molded three-dimensional upper section having an interior side and an exterior side, wherein the interior
side is an innermost side of the upper and the exterior side is an outermost side of the upper;

a second pre-shaped, molded three-dimensional upper section rearwardly adjacent the first pre-shaped, molded three-dimensional
upper section having an interior side and an exterior side, wherein the interior side is an innermost side of the upper and
the exterior side is an outermost side of the upper,

wherein the first pre-shaped, molded three-dimensional upper section and the second pre-shaped, molded three-dimensional upper
section form a three-dimensional seam and are joined at least partially to one another along the seam using a three-dimensional
male last surface and a three-dimensional female last surface having an interior shape substantially the same as the male
last surface;

an inner thermoplastic seam tape disposed on and substantially covering the seam on the innermost side of the upper; and
an outer thermoplastic seam tape disposed on and substantially covering the seam on the outermost side of the upper,
wherein the seam comprises a first end disposed on a lateral side of the upper and a second end disposed on the lateral side
of the upper forward of the first end,

wherein the seam extends from a top edge of the upper to a bottom edge of the upper,
wherein the seam is curved between the first end and the second end and a length of the seam is greater than a shortest distance
along a surface of the upper between the first end and the second end, and

wherein the inner thermoplastic seam tape and the outer thermoplastic seam tape are curved along the length of the seam.

US Pat. No. 9,850,601

KNITTED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE GARMENT

Reebok International Limi...

1. A knitted athletic performance garment, comprising:
a seamless panel to cover a portion of a wearer's body; and
a first performance zone and a second performance zone formed in the seamless panel,
wherein the first performance zone is formed of a first warp knit stitch construction and has a first modulus of elasticity,
wherein the second performance zone is formed of a second warp knit stitch construction and has a second modulus of elasticity,
wherein the first warp knit stitch construction is different from the second warp knit stitch construction,
wherein the first modulus of elasticity is different from the second modulus of elasticity,
wherein the difference in modulus of elasticity between the first performance zone and the second performance zone is due
to the difference in stitch construction between the first performance zone and the second performance zone,

wherein the first warp knit stitch construction and the second warp knit stitch construction each comprise a first stitch
type and a second stitch type different than the first stitch type, and

wherein the ratio of the first stitch type to the second stitch type in the second knit stitch construction is greater than
the ratio of the first stitch type to the second stitch type in the first knit stitch construction.

US Pat. No. 9,433,256

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, comprising:
an undulating foam midsole having a heel portion, a forefoot portion, a medial sidewall and a lateral sidewall,
wherein the midsole is sinusoidal along at least a portion of a length of the midsole such that a plurality of spaced apart
peaks extend across an entire width of the midsole from the medial sidewall to the lateral sidewall and a plurality of spaced
apart troughs extend across the entire width of the midsole from the medial sidewall to the lateral sidewall,

wherein more than one peak of the plurality of peaks have a greater height at the medial and lateral sidewalls of the midsole
than in an area between the medial and lateral sidewalls,

wherein more than one peak of the plurality of peaks have a gap devoid of material disposed directly below each of the peaks,
wherein the gaps each extend across the entire width of the midsole,

wherein at least one trough of the plurality of troughs has a gap devoid of material disposed directly above the at least
one trough, wherein the at least one gap extends across the entire width of the midsole,

wherein at least a portion of an outer face of a trough of the plurality of troughs along at least one of the medial sidewall
and the lateral sidewall is nonplanar to an apex of a directly adjacent peak of the plurality of peaks, and

wherein the midsole extends across an entire width of the sole; and
a plate disposed on the midsole, wherein at least one apex of a peak of the plurality of peaks extends above a bottom surface
of the plate and contacts both a medial side surface and a lateral side surface of the plate.

US Pat. No. 9,516,921

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INFLATABLE FOOTWEAR OR BLADDERS FOR USE IN INFLATABLE ARTICLES

Reebok International Limi...

1. A method for manufacturing a plurality of inflatable bladders for inflatable articles of footwear, comprising the steps
of:
(a) providing a first film;
(b) forming a screen, template, or stencil of a negative image of a plurality of bladder configurations;
(c) applying a barrier material to a first side of at least said first film in said plurality of bladder configurations using
said screen, template, or stencil;

(d) providing a second film with said first film, such that said barrier material is disposed between said first film and
said second film;

(e) coupling inflation and deflation devices to at least one of said first or second film at openings provided in the film;
(f) adhering said first film to said second film to form sealed peripheral areas, except in areas where said barrier material
has been applied to said first film, to form inflatable compartments corresponding in overall shape to said bladder configurations,
and such that each one of said inflatable compartments has its own inflation and deflation device;

(g) cutting along said sealed peripheral areas to form a plurality of bladders, each of said bladders having an inflatable
compartment, a sealed peripheral edge, and an inflation and deflation device located within the sealed peripheral edge in
fluid communication with the inflatable compartment to allow for inflation and deflation of the inflatable compartment; and

(h) incorporating said bladders into footwear to form the inflatable articles of footwear.

US Pat. No. 9,095,177

PHYSICAL FITNESS GARMENTS

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A garment for being placed in contact with a wearer's limb, comprising:
a base layer having a base level resistance to stretching; and
an activation element layer disposed on a surface of said base layer, said activation element layer not being integrally formed
with said base layer, and said activation element layer comprising a lattice pattern and having a resistance to stretching
greater than the base level resistance to stretching,

wherein the activation element layer further comprises:
a first activation component said first activation component having a first resistance to stretching that is greater than
the base level resistance to stretching;

a second activation component, said second activation component having a second resistance to stretching that is greater than
the base level resistance to stretching;

a third activation component, said third activation component having a third resistance to stretching that is greater than
the base level resistance to stretching;

wherein a portion of said first activation component, a portion of said second activation component, and a portion of said
third activation component are all linear,

wherein the linear portions of said first, second, and third activation components are parallel to one another,
wherein said activation element layer is configured to be placed in contact with the back of the wearer's thigh, not to extend
above the upper most extent of the gluteus maximus, and not to extend below the knee, and

wherein the garment is configured to be able to cause increased activity in a first muscle in the wearer's limb during a locomotion
movement via an increase in the resistance to contraction of the first muscle provided by the garment during locomotion of
the wearer.

US Pat. No. 9,392,843

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING AN UNDULATING SOLE

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear comprising:
an upper;
an undulating foam midsole attached to the upper, the undulating foam midsole comprising:
a plurality of spaced apart peaks extending from a medial side of the midsole to a lateral side of the midsole, wherein at
least one pair of directly adjacent peaks of the plurality of peaks define a gap void of material between the at least one
pair of directly adjacent peaks, and wherein the plurality of spaced apart peaks have a concave upper surface continuously
extending from the medial side to the lateral side of the midsole; and

a plurality of spaced apart troughs, wherein a bottom-most surface of at least one trough of the plurality of troughs is adapted
to contact the ground and wherein at least one pair of directly adjacent troughs of the plurality of troughs define a gap
void of material between a first wall and a second wall of the directly adjacent troughs, wherein a distance of the gap between
the first wall and the second wall is narrower at a bottom of the gap than at a middle of the gap; and

an outsole piece attached to one or more troughs of the midsole.

US Pat. No. 9,295,299

FORM-FITTING ARTICLES AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZING ARTICLES TO BE FORM-FITTED

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. An athletic glove, comprising: a front outer layer having a periphery and a back outer layer having a periphery, wherein
the front outer layer and the back outer layer are attached about a portion of their peripheries and define an opening for
receiving a hand, a plurality of finger portions, and a palm area; a filler layer disposed between the front outer layer and
the back outer layer, wherein the filler layer is disposed in the palm area and is in direct contact with the front outer
layer or the back outer layer in the palm area; a flexible heat moldable sheet disposed between the front outer layer and
the back outer layer; and a temperature sensitive indicator configured to undergo a visible change when the predetermined
temperature is reached, wherein the temperature sensitive indicator is disposed directly on an outer surface of the front
outer layer or an outer surface of the back outer layer;
wherein the flexible heat moldable sheet is configured to conform to at least a portion of a wearer's hand when heated to
the predetermined temperature to provide the wearer with a customized fit for the athletic glove, and wherein the flexible
heat moldable sheet comprises a fabric and a thermoplastic resin.

US Pat. No. 9,474,323

SHOE HAVING AN INFLATABLE BLADDER

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:
an air passageway having a first end in a sole of the article of footwear, and having a second end above and spaced apart
from the sole; and

a cover disposed over and enclosing the air passageway between the sole and the second end of the air passageway,
wherein the air passageway extends between the sole and the second end along an outer surface of an upper of the article of
footwear,

wherein the second end is open to ambient air, and
wherein the cover defines an opening on a vertical side portion thereof, for air intake therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,462,846

TRAINING FOOTWEAR

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, the sole comprising:
an outsole having a bottom surface; and
a bulge formed in the bottom surface of the outsole,
wherein the bulge has a frusto-ellipsoidal shape,
wherein the frusto-ellipsoidal shape includes an elliptical outer groove surrounding an inner portion of the bulge and a plurality
of elliptical inner grooves disposed at the inner portion of the bulge, and

wherein a depth of the outer groove is greater than a depth of the inner grooves.

US Pat. No. 9,402,441

SOLE AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, the sole comprising:
an outer midsole comprising:
a row of medial outer protrusions;
a row of lateral outer protrusions;
a base contiguous with the medial outer protrusions and the lateral outer protrusions,
wherein the medial outer protrusions protrude downward from the base along a medial edge of the outer midsole,
wherein the lateral outer protrusions protrude downward from the base along a lateral edge of the outer midsole, and
wherein the medial outer protrusions, lateral outer protrusions, and base together define a space of the outer midsole; and
an inner midsole disposed within the space of the outer midsole, the inner midsole comprising an upward-facing surface coupled
to a downward-facing surface of the base between the row of medial outer protrusions and the row of lateral outer protrusions,

wherein the base connects the medial outer protrusions and the lateral outer protrusions transversely across the sole above
the inner midsole,

wherein the medial outer protrusions and the lateral outer protrusions define a portion of a ground-contacting surface of
the sole, and

wherein the outer midsole is an integrally formed unitary structure.

US Pat. No. 9,393,895

HEAVY DUTY TRACK FITTING

SURE-LOK INTERNATIONAL, L...

1. A track fitting assembly for engagement with a track having a top surface with an opening, the track fitting assembly comprising:
an anchor with at least one track engaging lug extending from first and second sides of the anchor;
the anchor including a load beam with a top surface that is configured to be disposed above the top surface of the track;
a stud extending upward from the load beam wherein the entire stud is disposed above the top surface of the track;
a locking mechanism comprising at least one index member on first and second sides of the locking mechanism, wherein the index
members fit between the lugs of the anchor;

wherein the locking mechanism comprises an opening for receiving one or both of the load beam and the stud.

US Pat. No. 9,609,913

SOLE AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A POD ASSEMBY

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, comprising:
a foam base having an exposed outer lateral edge;
a lateral pod assembly having a plurality of pods fluidly connected in series disposed below the foam base, wherein the lateral
pod assembly extends from a heel portion of the sole to a forefoot portion of the sole along a lateral side of the sole; and

a medial pod assembly having a plurality of pods fluidly connected in series disposed below the foam base, wherein the medial
pod assembly extends from the heel portion of the sole to the forefoot portion of the sole along a medial side of the sole,

wherein a portion of the foam base comprising a plurality of discrete foam projections extends between the lateral pod assembly
and the medial pod assembly, and

wherein the lateral pod assembly extends laterally beyond the exposed outer lateral edge of the foam base, the plurality of
pods of the lateral pod assembly forming a sidewall of the sole.

US Pat. No. 9,339,078

FORM-FITTING ARTICLES AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZING ARTICLES TO BE FORM-FITTED

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. An athletic shoe comprising: a sole; a temperature sensitive indicator configured to undergo a first visible change and
a second visible change; and an upper connected to the sole, the upper having a forefoot region, a heel region, and a midfoot
region between the forefoot region and the heel region, wherein the temperature sensitive indicator is disposed directly on
an outer surface of the upper, the upper comprising: a flexible outer layer; a lining connected to the flexible outer layer;
a flexible heat moldable sheet disposed between the outer layer and the lining at least in a portion of the midfoot region,
the flexible heat moldable sheet having a first area and at least two ridges;
wherein the temperature sensitive indicator undergoes the first visible change when a predetermined temperature is reached;
wherein the flexible heat moldable sheet is configured to be conformable to a portion of a wearer's body for at least 30 seconds
after being heated to the predetermined temperature to provide the wearer with a customized fit for the athletic shoe; wherein
the flexible heat moldable sheet comprises a fabric and a thermoplastic resin, wherein the first area of the flexible heat
moldable sheet is adjacent to the at least two ridges, and wherein the at least two ridges are thicker than the first area.

US Pat. No. 9,687,045

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING AN UPPER WITH INFLATION SYSTEM

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. An article of footwear comprising:
an upper comprising an inner layer configured to receive a foot and an outer layer having a first portion more stretchable
than a second portion;

a sole attached to the upper;
a strobel board disposed above the sole and attached to the inner layer, the strobel board having a medial edge and a lateral
edge;

an inflatable bladder disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer, a medial edge of the inflatable bladder attached
to the medial edge of the strobel board and a lateral edge of the inflatable bladder attached to the lateral edge of the strobel
board, and the inflatable bladder extending across a throat region of the upper;

an inflation mechanism operatively coupled with the inflatable bladder and configured to inflate the inflatable bladder; and
a saddle disposed between the inflatable bladder and the outer layer in lateral and medial quarter regions of the upper and
not extending into the throat region,

wherein the first portion of the outer layer covers the inflatable bladder at the throat region.

US Pat. No. 10,034,517

SOLE AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A POD ASSEMBLY

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A sole, comprising:a midsole comprising a first material, the midsole forming an exterior portion of the sole;
a medial pod strip having a plurality of pods fluidly connected in series, wherein the medial pod strip extends from a heel portion of the sole to a toe portion of the sole along a medial side of the sole;
a lateral pod strip having a plurality of pods fluidly connected in series, wherein the lateral pod strip extends from the heel portion of the sole to the toe portion of the sole along a lateral side of the sole; and
an intermediate pod strip having a plurality of pods fluidly connected in series, wherein the intermediate pod strip is disposed intermediate the medial pod strip and the lateral pod strip and extends from the heel portion of the sole to the toe portion of the sole,
wherein at least a portion of a pod of the lateral pod strip extends laterally beyond an outer lateral edge of the midsole,
wherein the medial pod strip, the lateral pod strip, and the intermediate pod strip comprise a second material, and
wherein the first material is different than the second material.

US Pat. No. 10,024,743

BODY MOUNTED MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Reebok International Limi...

1. A device for monitoring a force acting on a head of a user, comprising:a flexible article adapted to be worn on the head of the user and having an outer flexible layer and an inner flexible layer; and
a monitoring assembly removably coupled to the flexible article, the monitoring assembly including:
a sensor for measuring a force on the head and transmitting data relating to the force, the sensor positioned to be disposed immediately proximate to the head,
a processor adapted to receive the force data from the sensor, and
a flexible strip operatively connecting the sensor and the processor,
wherein only the inner flexible layer separates the sensor from the head of the user when the flexible article is worn,
wherein the flexible strip includes a first end and a second end and wherein the sensor is disposed at the first end and the control unit is disposed intermediate to the first end and the second end,
wherein the flexible strip includes a first portion and a second portion more flexible than the first portion,
wherein the second portion is configured to be positioned at a base of the user's neck, and
wherein the control unit is coupled to the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,826,796

SOLE WITH PROJECTIONS AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, comprising:
a base adapted to be attached to an upper, the base having an outer edge defining a perimeter;
a plurality of resilient outer projections extending from the base at a base end about the perimeter, each outer projection
having a central axis and a bottom end opposite the base end;

a plurality of resilient inner projections extending from the base within the outer projections, each inner projection having
a central axis; and

a connecting member connecting at least two of the plurality of resilient inner projections in a forefoot portion of the sole,
wherein the central axes of the plurality of inner projections are substantially parallel, and wherein the central axes of
the plurality of outer projections are non-parallel with the central axes of the plurality of inner projections,

wherein the ratio of height to width of one or more of the plurality of outer projections at the base end and the bottom end
is at least two, and

wherein the connecting member only connects laterally adjacent resilient inner projections.

US Pat. No. 9,737,110

INFLATABLE BLADDERS FOR USE IN FOOTWEAR AND OTHER ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE

Reebok International Limi...

1. An inflatable article of footwear comprising:
(a) a sole; and
(b) an upper attached to said sole, said upper including an inflatable bladder, said inflatable bladder comprising:
(i) a first film;
(ii) a barrier material applied to said first film in a pattern that corresponds to the shape of an inflatable compartment
of said inflatable bladder; and

(iii) a second film adhered to said first film such that said barrier material is disposed between said first film and said
second film, and said first film and said second film do not adhere in the vicinity of the barrier material thereby forming
said inflatable compartment with a peripheral edge,

wherein said inflatable bladder is devoid of raised weld lines or raised adhering seams and
wherein at least a portion of the exterior surface of said inflatable bladder is textured.

US Pat. No. 9,975,492

BOTTLE HOLDER

Sure-Lok International, L...

1. A bottle holder comprising:a mount, a bottom holder and a top holder for securing a bottle, an adjuster, and a connecting member;
the mount including at least one elongated channel, the channel extending longitudinally in a vertical direction;
the bottom holder being secured to the mount through engagement with the channel;
the top holder being secured to the mount through engagement with the channel;
at least one of the top holder and the bottom holder being vertically movable along the length of the channel to multiple fixed positions;
the mount comprising a stanchion and the channel extending along at least a portion of a height of the stanchion, wherein the mount is supported on a base, the base comprising a track fitting for engaging with a track anchorage, the base including at least one track engaging lug and at least one plunger, the plunger being movable between an extended position and a retracted position, the plunger in the retracted position allowing insertion and translation of the lug in a track, the plunger in the extended position being such that a portion of the plunger is in registration with an opening in the track to restrict translation of the base along the track and restrict removal of the base from the track; and,
the adjuster being disposed at a top of the stanchion and the connecting member being connected at one end to the adjuster, extending through the stanchion, and connected at the opposite end to the plunger, the connecting member being adapted to move the plunger between its extended and retracted positions.

US Pat. No. 9,934,513

GIS DATA APPLIANCE FOR IDENTIFYING AND COMPARING DATA ASSOCIATED WITH GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS

STATEBOOK INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A GIS data appliance for identifying geographic locations of interest comprising:a geospatial database module for creating geographic boundaries for the GIS data appliance, the geospatial database module programmed to: (1) import geospatial boundaries for predefined statistical regions, the geospatial boundaries for the predefined statistical regions being imported from a plurality of data sources, (2) divide a map into the predefined statistical regions, (3) rectify and re-project the predefined statistical regions into multiple resolution region geometries chosen for spatial processing and geospatial database storage, (4) assign identifiers to each of the multiple resolution region geometries, and (5) store the multiple resolution region geometries along with their respective identifiers in a geospatial database, wherein the geospatial database is formatted to allow for topographic and geometric operations;
a data loader working in conjunction with the geospatial database to ingest data derived from authoritative sources and third-party economic development organizations, to associate the data with a specific multiple resolution region geometry by comparing a spatial geometry of the data with the multiple resolution region geometries thereby identifying relationships between the spatial geometry and the multiple resolution region geometries, to geocode and categorize the data according to the specific multiple resolution region geometry and the relationships between the spatial geometry and the multiple resolution region geometries, and to persist the data to a relational database for retrieval;
a content management system to receive, process, store and retrieve third-party economic development organization content to and from the relational database for use within the system;
a processor to search for data responsive to user queries, retrieve data from the relational database and the content management system, and to generate user interfaces;
a geospatial server to render maps of responsive regions returned by the processor in response to user queries;
a server to route requests to and from users to the processor, the geospatial server, and the content management system;
an internet connection to enable the GIS data appliance to access GIS data and external content from a plurality of sources, and to enable users to access the data appliance to run queries and receive and review maps and data;
wherein the server to route requests is configured to receive via the internet connection queries from users seeking the identification of geographic regions responsive to user selected search criteria, the processor is configured to access the content management system and the relational database to process the user queries and to communicate with the geospatial server to provide the user with an interactive geographical display of responsive locations on a map, such that the user may view identified responsive locations on the map, select one or more such locations to view, analyze and compare data associated with such locations, and select to view a region type within the multiple resolution region geometries.

US Pat. No. 9,999,267

ARTICLES OF APPAREL INCLUDING ENCAPSULATED INSULATION PANELS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. A method of making an article of apparel, the method comprising:bonding an encapsulated insulation panel to a first fabric layer with an adhesive film, the encapsulated insulation panel comprising a plurality of insulation sections arranged in a spaced apart configuration, the insulation sections encapsulated between a first polymeric film and second polymeric film, and the adhesive film comprising a plurality of openings corresponding to exterior shapes of the plurality of insulation sections;
coupling the encapsulated insulation panel to a second fabric layer with an adhesive tape, the adhesive tape being disposed over an outer perimeter of the encapsulated insulation panel, thereby forming a multilayer fabric; and
forming an article of apparel comprising the multilayer fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,051,919

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A BLADDER

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. An upper comprising:a flexible layer configured to receive a foot;
a bladder coupled to an outer surface of the flexible layer, the bladder extending from a lateral side in a heel region across a throat region to a medial side in the heel region, the bladder comprising a plurality of fluidly connected segments, each segment forming an angle with an adjacent segment; and
an inflation mechanism operatively coupled to the bladder for inflating the bladder such that the flexible layer is drawn toward the foot,
wherein the plurality of fluidly connected segments comprises a first segment that extends downwardly and forwardly along the upper and a second segment adjacent the first segment, the second segment extending upwardly and rearwardly along the upper.

US Pat. No. 10,088,075

DISPOSABLE DIAPHRAGM VALVE

OK International Inc., G...

1. A valve assembly for dispensing fluid as a bead or a dot comprising:a housing having an internal cavity;
a reciprocating actuator; and
a disposable replaceable insert positioned within the cavity of the housing having interior surfaces which come into contact with the dispensing fluid, a fluid inlet, a fluid chamber and a fluid outlet,
wherein the disposable replaceable insert further has a diaphragm adjacent the fluid chamber between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet which when engaged by the reciprocating actuator opens and closes a fluid path in the fluid chamber between the fluid inlet and the fluid output for dispensing fluid, and the disposable replaceable insert, as an assembled unit, being readily replaceable with a different disposable diaphragm valve insert, as an assembled unit.

US Pat. No. 10,016,017

SOLE AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A POD ASSEMBLY

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, comprising:a base forming a bottom surface of the sole and having a medial side and a lateral side; and
a plurality of projections extending from the base, wherein at least one of the projections includes a first pod filled with ambient air and having a bottom surface, a second pod filled with ambient air and having a top surface, and an exterior foam layer disposed on an exterior surface of the first pod below the first pod and farther from the base than the first pod and above the second pod, wherein a top surface of the exterior foam layer is foam and wherein foam extends from the bottom surface of the first pod to the top surface of the second pod,
wherein the first pod and the exterior foam layer are disposed such that the projection extends non-orthogonally from the base, and
wherein a shape of a horizontal cross-section of the exterior foam layer is the same as a shape of a horizontal cross-section of the first pod.

US Pat. No. 9,955,750

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH SOLE PROJECTIONS

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear comprising:a foam sole comprising a main sole body extending continuously into a plurality of foam projections, the foam sole having a medial side, a lateral side, and a longitudinal axis, wherein the plurality of foam projections includes a central row of projections extending along the longitudinal axis of the foam sole, a lateral row of projections on the lateral side of the foam sole, and a medial row of projections on the medial side of the foam sole;
wherein every projection in the central row of projections is disposed on the longitudinal axis,
wherein every projection in the lateral row of projections is disposed on a lateral edge of the lateral side of the foam sole,
wherein every projection in the medial row of projections is disposed on a medial edge of the medial side of the foam sole,
wherein projections of the central row are disposed next to projections of the lateral row with no projections therebetween,
wherein projections of the central row are disposed next to projections of the medial row with no projections therebetween,
wherein, in a heel portion of the foam sole, at least one of the projections in the central row of projections extends further from a bottom surface of the main sole body in a vertical direction than a most-proximate projection in the lateral row of projections or the medial row of projections,
wherein, in the heel portion of the foam sole, at least one of the projections in the lateral row of projections extends further from the bottom surface of the main sole body in a vertical direction than an adjacent projection in the lateral row of projections, the adjacent projection disposed closer to a midfoot portion of the foam sole than the at least one of the projections in the lateral row of projections,
wherein, in a forefoot portion of the foam sole, the foam sole further comprises a hub-and-spoke arrangement extending continuously from the main sole body, the hub-and-spoke arrangement comprising a plurality of bridge elements monolithic with the main sole body and extending radially outward from a central hub foam projection of the central row of projections, wherein the plurality of bridge elements connect only to adjacent foam projections in the central row of projections, the lateral row of projections, and the medial row of projections,
wherein the central hub connects to a first adjacent foam projection in the central row of projections longitudinally forward of the central hub, a second adjacent foam projection in the central row of projections longitudinally rearward of the central hub, a third adjacent foam projection in the lateral row of projections lateral to the central hub, and a fourth adjacent foam projection in the medial row of projections medial to the central hub,
and
wherein every projection is configured to contact a surface separately when a user is moving under the user's own power.

US Pat. No. 9,913,510

ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, the sole comprising:
a fiber-reinforced polymer plate extending from a heel area of the article of footwear to a toe area of the article of footwear;
and

a midsole support coupled to the fiber-reinforced polymer plate and having a plurality of peaks disposed above the fiber-reinforced
polymer plate and a plurality of troughs disposed below the fiber-reinforced polymer plate,

wherein there is a gap between the fiber-reinforced polymer plate and at least one of the plurality of troughs,
wherein flexibility of the fiber-reinforced polymer plate varies as a function of location along a longitudinal axis of the
fiber-reinforced polymer plate,

wherein the fiber-reinforced polymer plate extends in the heel area from a medial edge of the article of footwear to a lateral
edge of the article of footwear,

wherein the fiber-reinforced polymer plate comprises a stiffening layer disposed at a midfoot area of the fiber-reinforced
polymer plate,

wherein a width of the stiffening layer is less than a width of the fiber-reinforced polymer plate at the midfoot area, and
wherein medial and lateral edge portions of the fiber-reinforced polymer plate in the heel area are not turned up.

US Pat. No. 10,178,891

SOLE AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A POD ASSEMBLY

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:an upper;
an upper sole portion attached to the upper, the upper sole portion having a heel portion, a midfoot portion, and a forefoot portion;
a first fluid filled pod assembly disposed below the upper sole portion, comprising:
a heel pod disposed in a lateral heel portion of the sole, and
a plurality of longitudinal pods extending longitudinally in a curved arrangement along the length of the sole from the heel portion to the midfoot portion, wherein the heel pod and the plurality of longitudinal pods are fluidly connected in series; and
a second fluid filled pod assembly disposed below the upper sole portion, comprising: at least three metatarsal pods fluidly connected to one another in series from a medial side of the sole to a lateral side of the sole in the forefoot portion, and at least two fluid passageways discrete from the at least three metatarsal pods, each fluid passageway disposed between and fluidly connecting two of the at least three metatarsal pods, each fluid passageway having a first end and a second end that respectively connect to an adjacent pod of the second fluid filled pod assembly, and
wherein the plurality of longitudinal pods and the at least three metatarsal pods are adapted to compress in sequence through a gait cycle of a wearer.

US Pat. No. 10,251,450

SHOE HAVING AN INFLATABLE BLADDER

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. An upper for an article of footwear, the upper comprising:an inflatable bladder forming a portion of an exterior surface of the upper, the inflatable bladder extending from a lateral heel region of the upper to a medial heel region of the upper across a vamp of the upper;
an inflation mechanism configured to inflate the inflatable bladder; and
a deflation mechanism configured to deflate the inflatable bladder, wherein the deflation mechanism is distinct from the inflation mechanism,
wherein the inflatable bladder comprises a plurality of channels, and
wherein the channels comprise cross-hatched channels.

US Pat. No. 10,104,926

APPAREL

Reebok International Limi...

1. A garment comprising:a waist portion having a fabric portion;
a circumferential tightening device configured to tighten the waist portion, the circumferential tightening device comprising a first reversible tab and a second reversible tab spaced from each other along a circumferential direction, each of the first and second reversible tabs attached to a first surface of the fabric portion at a proximal end of the first and second reversible tabs; and
a fly portion, the fly portion comprising a fly reinforcement such that when the garment is reversed an exterior facing surface of a fly lies flat, wherein
the fabric portion includes an aperture formed therein and is configured to allow the distal end of a corresponding reversible tab to be inserted into a corresponding aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,251,446

PRESSURE MAPPED MIDSOLES, ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:an upper;
a midsole having a forefoot end disposed opposite a heel end in a longitudinal direction, the midsole coupled to the upper and comprising:
a core midsole comprising:
a proximal surface coupled to the upper;
an intermediate surface; and
a plurality of cushioning projections extending from the intermediate surface at predetermined heights in a vertical direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, each cushioning projection having a predetermined height profile defining a portion of a distal surface of the midsole, wherein the predetermined height profiles of the cushioning projections are based on data from a pressure map of pressures exerted on the bottom of a human foot in contact with the ground; and
a peripheral midsole disposed around at least a portion of the core midsole and comprising a peripheral sidewall, and an inner sidewall defining an open cavity,
wherein the midsole comprises a forefoot portion, a midfoot portion, and a heel portion,
wherein the open cavity extends from the forefoot portion of the midsole to the heel portion of the midsole,
wherein the plurality of cushioning projections comprise a plurality of cushioning projections disposed within the open cavity in the forefoot portion of the midsole, a plurality of cushioning projections disposed within the open cavity in the midfoot portion of the midsole, and a plurality of cushioning projections disposed within the open cavity in the heel portion of the midsole, and
wherein the plurality of cushioning projections comprise cushioning projections disposed side-by-side within the open cavity in one or more continuous rows such that the side-by-side cushioning projections are directly adjacent to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,226,099

SOLES FOR SPORTS SHOES

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for a shoe comprising:a region comprising a plurality of pellets, each pellet having a hollow core structure and an opening therethrough;
wherein the plurality of pellets are formed of a composite material comprising a base layer and an outer layer, the base layer formed of a material having a first melting temperature, and the outer layer is formed of a material having a second melting temperature, wherein the first melting temperature is greater than the second melting temperature; and
wherein the plurality of pellets are bonded through melting of the outer layers while the inner layers retain the hollow core structure without melting.

US Pat. No. 10,231,504

ARTICLES OF APPAREL INCLUDING ENCAPSULATED INSULATION PANELS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of apparel, comprising:an encapsulated insulation panel comprising a plurality of insulation sections in a spaced apart configuration and encapsulated between two polymeric films, each insulation section comprising an aerogel material;
a first fabric layer bonded to a first side of the encapsulated insulation panel with an adhesive film comprising a plurality of openings corresponding to exterior shapes of the plurality of insulation sections; and
a second fabric layer coupled to a second side of the encapsulated insulation panel,
wherein the first fabric layer comprises an embossed exterior surface corresponding to a shape of the plurality of insulation sections.

US Pat. No. 10,244,801

MOVEMENT-REACTIVE ATHLETIC APPAREL AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sports bra, comprising:a front section configured for covering at least a portion of a wearer's anterior torso, the front section comprising a non-planar region for supporting a wearer's breasts; and
a rear section configured for covering at least a portion of the wearer's posterior torso,
at least one of the front and rear sections further comprising:
a fabric treated with a shear thickening fluid, wherein the shear thickening fluid comprises particles dispersed in a fluid medium, wherein the size of the particles ranges from 5 nm to 50 um.

US Pat. No. 10,060,455

CLIP FOR A KNOCK-DOWN STRUCTURE

Clip-Lok International Li...

1. A releasable clip, suitable for securing two panels of a knock-down structure to one another, the releasable clip including:two legs extending away from one another,
the legs being connected at one end, with each leg having an opposite free end that terminates in a panel engagement formation;
wherein at least one of the panel engagement formations is an adjustable engagement formation that is adjustable between a locked position, in which the engagement formation is configured to engage a securing aperture provided in a panel, and a release position, in which the engagement formation is adapted to be released from the securing aperture;
wherein the adjustable engagement formation includes a displaceable section, which is displaceable relative to the leg with which it is associated; and
wherein the displaceable section of the adjustable engagement formation includes a primary body configured and dimensioned to fit inside the securing aperture in the panel to be secured, and a lateral extension extending sideways from the body, the lateral extension being configured and dimensioned suitable for, in use, engaging the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,391,718

INFLATABLE ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR OR BLADDERS FOR USE IN INFLATABLE ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE

Reebok International Limi...

1. An inflatable article of footwear, comprising:an inflatable bladder, said inflatable bladder comprising:
(a) a first film having a first side and a second side, wherein said first side of said first film has an area that is texturized and corresponds in shape to an inflatable bladder configuration;
(b) a second film adhered to said first film such that said texturized area is positioned between said first film and said second film, but said first film and said second film are not adhered in said texturized area, thereby forming at least one inflatable compartment corresponding in shape to said inflatable bladder configuration and having a sealed peripheral edge; and
(c) an inflation device and a deflation device coupled to said inflatable compartment at an opening through at least one of said first or second films and along a conduit formed between said first and second films, such that said inflation device and said deflation device are located within said sealed peripheral edge.

US Pat. No. 10,485,296

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A MIDSOLE WITH MULTIPLE PORTIONS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. A method of manufacturing a component of an article of footwear from a sheet of thermoplastic elastomer foam, comprising:cutting a plurality of pieces from one or more thermoplastic elastomer foam sheets;
arranging the plurality of cut pieces in at least partially overlapping layers to form a pre-molded core of a midsole, wherein the plurality of cut pieces vary in length as measured from a heel of the midsole toward a toe of the midsole;
placing the arranged plurality of cut pieces in a mold; and
applying heat and pressure to the plurality of cut pieces for a predetermined amount of time to form a unitary molded midsole.

US Pat. No. 10,485,302

METHOD OF MAKING AN UPPER

REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A method of making an upper, the method comprising:shaping a first panel to form part of the upper;
shaping a second panel to form another part of the upper;
placing the first panel adjacent to the second panel;
extruding a component along a border between the first panel and the second panel to join the first panel and the second panel together; and
extruding the component to form a portion of a closure system for the upper.

US Pat. No. 10,499,707

ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A LENO WOVEN UPPER WITH A BLADDER COMPONENT

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear comprising:a sole;
an upper comprising a leno woven fabric having a continuous leno weave pattern of a plurality of warp yarns extending in a longitudinal direction and a plurality of weft yarns extending in a transverse direction, wherein the leno woven fabric comprises a first portion and a second portion; and
an inflatable bladder disposed on the upper, wherein the inflatable bladder is disposed on the first portion of the leno woven fabric,
wherein the weft yarns comprise an elastic material,
wherein the first portion of the leno woven fabric comprises a first leno weave pattern comprising a first degree of stretchability, and the second portion of the leno woven fabric comprises a second leno weave pattern comprising a second degree of stretchability greater than the first degree of stretchability.

US Pat. No. 10,480,105

ZONED FABRIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Reebok International Limi...

1. A zoned garment, comprising:a first woven component;
a second woven component;
a first space between the first and second woven components defining a first channel configured to be filled with a fill material, wherein along the first channel the first woven component is disposed above the second woven component;
a third woven component extending such that the first and second woven components are woven together where there is no channel; and
a second space between the first and second woven components opposite the first space, the second space defining a second channel configured to be filled with a fill material, wherein along the second channel the first woven component is disposed below the second woven component;
wherein the first and second woven components form a reversible pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,317,001

AXIAL SWAGED FITTING

TYLOK INTERNATIONAL, INC....

1. An axial swaged fitting for permanently joining to a tube to achieve an elastic strain preload condition, the fitting comprising:an annular body including at least one body compression ball cavity, the body laterally surrounding at least a portion of the tube;
an annular retainer including at least one retainer compression ball cavity, the retainer laterally surrounding at least a portion of the body;
at least one compression ball located concurrently in both of the body compression ball cavity and the retainer compression ball cavity, the at least one compression ball being deformed into both the body and the retainer; and
an annular collar laterally surrounding at least a portion of the retainer;
wherein the collar selectively exerts a compression force laterally inward toward the tube, the compression force being operative to urge the at least one compression ball into a deformation contact with both of the body compression ball cavity and the retainer compression ball cavity to deform the ball, bringing the axial swaged fitting into the elastic strain preload condition.

US Pat. No. 10,716,220

VARIABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SOLDERING IRON

OK International, Inc., ...

1. A soldering iron system with automatic variable temperature control comprising:a hand piece or robot arm including a soldering cartridge having a soldering tip, a coil that generates a magnetic field, and a temperature sensor for sensing a temperature of the soldering tip;
a variable power supply for delivering variable power to the coil to heat the soldering tip;
a processor including associated circuits for accepting a set temperature input and the sensed temperature of the soldering tip, and providing a control signal to control the variable power supply to deliver a suitable power to the coil to keep the temperature of the soldering tip at a substantially constant level of the set temperature input,
wherein the set temperature input is automatically adjustable by the processor based on one or more of a cartridge type, a tip type, a tip size, a tip shape, a thermal load type or size, and a quality of a soldering joint being formed by the solder tip and determined by the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,568,387

METHOD OF MAKING AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH EXTRUDED COMPONENTS

Reebok International Limi...

1. A method of making an article of footwear, the method comprising:forming an upper; and
extruding a component having a first segment, a second segment, an inner surface facing the upper, and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface bonds to the upper at the first segment and does not bond to the upper at the second segment.

US Pat. No. 10,499,706

MOLDED FOOTWEAR UPPER AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a footwear upper comprising a single piece laminate including a pre-shaped contoured foam cushioning member, an innermost layer, and an outermost layer, wherein the foam cushioning member is disposed between the innermost layer and the outermost layer,
wherein a first region of the single piece laminate corresponds to a portion of a lateral side of the foot and a second region of the single piece laminate corresponds to a portion of a medial side of the foot, wherein the outermost layer of the upper comprises an elastic material, and wherein the foam cushioning member comprises asymmetrical cross-sections such that an outer surface of the upper includes a protrusion and an inner surface of the upper includes a protrusion; and
a footwear lower attached to the footwear upper to provide a sole supporting member to the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,452,054

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RETAIL CUSTOMIZABLE FOOTWEAR COMPONENTS

Reebok International Limi...

1. A method of making an arch support for an article of footwear at a kiosk, the method comprising:scanning a foot of a customer who has selected a shoe for purchase;
determining dimensions of the customer's foot based on the scan;
creating a three dimensional virtual model of the customer's foot based on the determined dimensions;
providing a three dimensional virtual model of a last used to make the selected shoe having pre-determined dimensions;
comparing the dimensions of the customer's foot with the pre-determined dimensions of the last used to make the selected shoe;
defining a shape characterized by the difference between the dimensions of the customer's foot and the dimensions of the last; and
printing the arch support with a 3D printer, the arch support having the shape characterized by the difference between the dimensions of the customer's foot and the dimensions of the last;
wherein the step of comparing the dimensions of the customer's foot with the pre-determined dimensions of the last further comprises comparing the three dimensional virtual model of the customer's foot with the three dimensional virtual model of the last used to make the selected shoe.

US Pat. No. 10,645,817

VARIABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SOLDERING IRON

OK International, Inc., ...

1. A method performed by a handheld soldering iron station, the handheld soldering iron station including an intelligent soldering cartridge comprising a housing; a solder tip; a processor; a memory for storing data related to the cartridge, and wherein the processor identifies the type of the soldering cartridge being used and obtains information related to the identified cartridge by retrieving data from the memory, the method comprising:identifying a type of the soldering cartridge being used by the soldering iron station and obtaining information related to the identified cartridge;
performing a soldering event with the handheld soldering iron station based on the obtained information related to the identified cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,609,986

ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A LENO WOVEN UPPER WITH STRETCH ZONES

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear comprising:a sole; and
an upper comprising a leno woven fabric having a continuous leno weave pattern of a plurality of warp yarns extending in a longitudinal direction and a plurality of weft yarns extending in a transverse direction, wherein a weft yarn of the plurality of weft yarns comprises an elastic material;
wherein the leno woven fabric comprises zones having different stretch characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,688,578

VARIABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SOLDERING IRON

OK International, Inc, C...

1. An intelligent soldering handpiece, comprising:a housing;
a solder tip;
a heater for heating the solder tip;
wherein the intelligent soldering handpiece includes a processor configured to:
receive an image of a solder joint being soldered by the intelligent soldering handpiece,
determine solder joint information, the determined solder joint information is one or more of liquidus temperature, temperature of the solder tip, information about a change in temperature over time for various load sizes, tip geometry, number of soldering events that have been performed by a specific tip, the intelligent soldering handpiece includes a cartridge and determined solder joint information is at least one of date of manufacturing of the cartridge, serial number and identification code for the cartridge, part-number, and CV selection flag, the determined solder joint information is data checksum, the determined solder joint information is detecting liquidus occurrence at a solder joint, and an indication signal indicating that a reliable solder joint connection is formed,
associate the image of the solder joint with the determined solder joint information,
whereby the determined solder joint information for each respective joint is distinguished.

US Pat. No. 10,690,162

RELEASABLE CLIP FOR A KNOCK-DOWN STRUCTURE

Clip-Lok International Li...

1. A releasable clip, suitable for securing two panels of a knock-down structure to one another, wherein each of the panels has an engagement slot, the releasable clip including:two legs extending away from one another,
the legs being connected at one end, with each of the legs having an opposite free end that terminates in a panel engagement formation;
wherein the clip includes a disengagement member that is pivotably connected to at least one of the legs, the disengagement member being pivotably displaceable relative to at least one of the legs between a rest position in which it does not interfere with the engagement formation provided on the leg, and a release position in which the disengagement member is arranged to be able to exert a release force on the engagement formation of the leg;
wherein the disengagement member includes a handle section and an actuating section, with the actuating section located at least partially inside the engagement formation so as to be able in use to exert the release force on the engagement formation; and
wherein each of the engagement formations has a protruding jaw extending inwardly from the free end of each of the legs and each of the jaws is adapted to engage the engagement slot within one of the two panels.

US Pat. No. 10,716,338

MOVEMENT-REACTIVE ATHLETIC APPAREL AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. A method of manufacturing an athletic garment, comprising:dispersing particles in a fluid medium to form a suspension, wherein the suspension comprises a shear thickening fluid, and wherein the size of the particles ranges from 5 nm to 50 um;
diluting the formed suspension with a diluent to form a diluted shear thickening fluid;
intercalating a fabric with the diluted shear thickening fluid;
removing the diluent from the fabric intercalated with the diluted shear thickening fluid such that the particles in the shear thickening fluid adhere to the fabric; and
forming the athletic garment with the fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,694,810

ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR COMPRISING A MIDSOLE WITH A WINDING AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear comprising:an upper comprising a bottom surface comprising recesses extending from a lateral side to a medial side of the upper and defined by a plurality of projections; and
a midsole coupled to the upper, the midsole comprising:
a core having a top side comprising a top surface coupled to the upper, a bottom side comprising a bottom surface disposed opposite the top surface, a toe side, a heel side, a lateral side, and a medial side, and
a winding wrapped around the core to form a plurality of loops, wherein each loop of the winding comprises:
a portion extending from the lateral side to the medial side of the core and protruding from the top surface of the core, and
a portion extending from the lateral side to the medial side of the core and protruding from the bottom surface of the core,
wherein the portion of each loop protruding from the top surface of the core is disposed in one of the recesses on the bottom surface of the upper.