US Patent No. 10,364,517

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING AN UPPER INCORPORATING A KNITTED COMPONENT


Patent No. 10,364,517
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Article Of Footwear Having An Upper Incorporating A Knitted Component
Inventorship Bhupesh Dua, Portland, OR (US)
Bruce Huffa, Encino, CA (US)
Benjamin A. Shaffer, Saratoga, CA (US)
Assignee NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,364,517

1. An upper for an article of footwear, the upper comprising:a knitted component formed of unitary knit construction,
the knitted component comprising a first knitted layer and a second knitted layer that are at least partially coextensive with each other,
the first knitted layer comprising a first yarn comprising a thermoplastic polymer material, the second knitted layer comprising a second yarn comprising a second material,
wherein a melting temperature of the thermoplastic polymer material is at least five degrees celsius lower than a melting temperature of second material; and
a component secured to the knitted component.