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Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories. The company is based in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. It is the holding company for the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company (including Ashworth), 9.1% of FC Bayern Munich and Runtastic, a former-Austrian fitness company Wikipedia.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2015-10-02

Described are shoes with a rigid heel portion, and a collar arranged above the rigid heel portion. The collar includes a first collar portion and a second collar portion, the first collar portion and the second collar portion are configured to partially engage an ankle of a wearer of the shoe on a lateral side, a medial side, and a rear side of the ankle when worn. The first collar portion is more flexible than the rigid heel portion, and the second collar portion is more flexible than the first collar portion.


Described are methods for manufacturing an outer layer for a panel of a ball, in particular of a football, an outer layer manufactured with such a method as well as a panel and a ball comprising such an outer layer. The method includes shaping a sheet of material in a mold, wherein the mold is formed in such a way that during shaping, the sheet of material assumes a three-dimensional shape of the outer layer of the panel. Moreover, the method includes creating first textures in at least a first partial region on a first side of the sheet of material and creating second textures in at least a second partial region of the sheet of material.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2015-08-11

Described are soles for shoes, and shoes with such soles. The sole includes a first partial region and a second partial region, a cushioning element, and a protection element. The cushioning element is arranged within at least a portion of the first partial region and within at least a portion of the second partial region. The protection element is also arranged within at least a portion of the first partial region and within at least a portion of the second partial region. The cushioning element has a greater stiffness in the first partial region than in the second partial region. When a wearer treads down with the sole on a surface, the protection element has a larger contact area with the surface in the first partial region than in the second partial region.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2015-01-16

Described are heat insulation structures for a garment. The heat insulation structure includes at least one first insulation element having a first uncompressed shape, at least one second insulation element having a second uncompressed shape that is different than the first uncompressed shape, and a contact area formed when the first uncompressed shape contacts the second uncompressed shape. The second uncompressed shape is deformable through pressure applied by a wearers body when the garment is worn, which increases a size of the contact area.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2015-10-30

Systems and methods of manipulating a color displayed by an article of wear comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described. Steps may include forming the article of wear from a raw material that include the chains of nanocrystals, applying a magnetic field to the raw material, applying energy to at least some of the chains of nanocrystals to soften materials within the raw material immediately surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to which the energy is applied, adjusting a strength of the magnetic field to control the color displayed by the raw material, removing the energy to allow the materials within the raw material immediately surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to harden and fix a location of the nanocrystals within the chains, and removing the magnetic field.

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