US Patent No. 10,362,834

HYDROGEL CONNECTION


Patent No. 10,362,834
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Hydrogel Connection
Inventorship Hossein A. Baghdadi, Portland, OR (US)
Caleb W. Dyer, Beaverton, OR (US)
John Hurd, Beaverton, OR (US)
Myron Maurer, West Linn, OR (US)
Denis Schiller, Vancouver, WA (US)
Michele Tosello, Portland, OR (US)
Jeremy D. Walker, Portland, OR (US)
Zachary C. Wright, Beaverton, OR (US)
Assignee Nike, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,362,834

1. An article of manufacture comprising: a substrate body having a first side; a hydrogel-containing material secured to the first side such that a portion of the hydrogel-containing material is embedded into the substrate body, the hydrogel-containing material defining at least a portion of a first external surface of the article, wherein the substrate body comprises one or more traction elements extending from the first side such that the embedded portion of the hydrogel-containing material is embedded into the one or more traction elements.