Adidas Inc.

Portland, OR, United States

Adidas Inc.

Portland, OR, United States

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.


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Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-02-23

Described are shoes, particularly a sports shoe, having an upper and at least one of an outer sole and a midsole connected to the upper. As examples, the outer sole is knitted in a unitary fashion with the upper. As further examples, an insert is positioned within the one-piece knitwear, wherein the insert comprises a profile that increases traction of the outer sole.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-06-14

The present invention refers to a method for the manufacture of sporting goods, in particular shoes, comprising the steps of providing (100) a plurality of components (10) in one of a plurality of predefined shapes, and placing (400a, 400b) the plurality of components (10) onto a two-dimensional or three-dimensional carrier surface (20) to create the sporting good or a part thereof.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-06-07

Ball, in particular football, comprising: a bladder which has a majority weight component of a material of a first material class, at least one intermediate layer, wherein the at least one intermediate layer is arranged exterior to the bladder, and wherein the at least one intermediate layer has a majority weight component of the material of the first material class, and at least one exterior layer, wherein the at least one exterior layer is arranged exterior to the at least one intermediate layer, and wherein the at least one exterior layer has a majority weight component of the material of the first material class.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-02-27

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.


Methods for manufacturing cushioning elements for sports apparel are described. A method is provided for manufacturing a cushioning element for sports apparel from randomly arranged particles of an expanded material. The method includes positioning a functional element within a mold and loading the mold with the particles of the expanded material, wherein the loading occurs through at least two openings within the mold and/or wherein the loading occurs between different movable parts of the mold.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-03-03

Described are shoes for ball sports including an upper having an outer surface. An actuator is configured to change at least one surface property of a portion of the outer surface of the upper, and a sensor is configured to be sensitive to movements of the shoe. A processing unit is connected to the actuator and the sensor and configured to process sensor data retrieved from the sensor and to cause the actuator to change the at least one surface property of the portion of the outer surface of the upper if a predetermined event is detected in the sensor data.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-06-14

The present invention relates to a sole element, such as an insole, for a shoe, in particular for a sports shoe, as well as to a shoe, in particular a sports shoe. A sole element for a shoe comprises a first portion (110; 210; 310) and a second portion (120; 220; 320), wherein the second portion comprises a deformable material (121; 221; 321), which is adapted to generate heat by being deformed. The sole element moreover comprises a transport element (130; 230; 330) adapted for selectively directing the generated heat from the second portion to the first portion.


The present invention relates to a sports apparel being customized for a person, wherein the sports apparel is manufactured based on a digital model, wherein the digital model is build based on received sensor data (1), wherein the received sensor data (1) is obtained by at least one sensor integrated into another sports apparel, and wherein the sensor data (1) is obtained while the other sports apparel is worn by the person during a sports activity.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-04-13

The present invention provides group performance monitoring systems and methods. In one exemplary embodiment, a group monitoring device includes a display configured to display, during an athletic activity, a plurality of individual performance metrics relating to a plurality of individuals engaged in the athletic activity, each individual performance metric relating to one of the plurality of individuals; and an input to manipulate the display.


Program products, methods, and systems for providing fitness monitoring are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for scheduling training activities for a user of a fitness monitoring device includes: defining a cardio training plan including one or more cardio training activities and defining a non-cardio training plan including one or more non-cardio training activities; scheduling execution of the non-cardio training plan and the cardio training plan in a training calendar; and providing a graphical display of the training calendar including the cardio training plan and the non-cardio training plan to the user of the fitness monitoring device.

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