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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Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-02-15

The present invention relates to a sound insulation structure (10) for a garment (11), comprising at least a first layer (13) comprising a sound absorbing material, and at least a second layer (14) adapted to be either sound reflecting, sound diffusing or both.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-01-11

The present invention relates to shoes and shoe soles as well as methods for their manufacture. According to an aspect of the invention, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sole for a sports shoe, is provided which comprises a first partial region comprising a first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (eTPU) and a second partial region comprising a second eTPU, wherein the first partial region and the second partial region comprise different material properties.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-02-22

Improved cushioning elements for sports apparel, in particular for soles for sports shoes, are described. According to an aspect of the invention, a cushioning element for sports apparel comprising a first deformation element is provided. The deformation element comprises a plurality of randomly arranged particles of an expanded material, wherein there are first voids within the particles and/or between the particles.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25

The present invention relates to a method for generating an artificial picture of a person wearing a selectable piece of apparel, the method comprising the steps of providing a 3D person model of at least a part of the person, providing a photo of the person corresponding to the 3D person model, providing illumination condition data relating to the photo, selecting the piece of apparel, and generating the artificial picture as a combination of the photo and a rendered 3D apparel model of the selected piece of apparel, wherein rendering the 3D apparel model considers the illumination condition data and the 3D person model.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-01-11

The present invention relates to shoes and shoe soles as well as methods for their manufacture. According to an aspect of the invention, a method for the manufacture of a sole for a shoe, in particular for a sports shoe, is provided that comprises: (a) opening a movable part of a mold to a predetermined extent; (b) loading particles of expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (eTPU) into the mold; (c) reducing the volume of the mold according to the shape of the sole which is to be manufactured; and (d) feeding steam to the eTPU; wherein (e) the mechanical properties of the sole are at least partly determined by an the extent to which the mold is opened in step (a).


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-01-11

Described are soles for a shoe, in particular for a sports shoe, with a midsole. The midsole includes a first sole region, which includes particle foam. The midsole further includes a deformation region within the midsole, wherein the deformation region has a volume greater than that of a single expanded particle and is positioned so that it allows a sideward deformation of the material of the first sole region under a pressure load on the sole.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-03-22

The present invention relates to articles of sports apparel which may comprise elongate support elements and a manufacturing method thereof. Particular examples provided are swimsuits and other sports apparel such as sports apparel for rugby football. An Article of sports apparel may comprise at least one base portion (210; 310; 410; 510; 710; 810) adapted to be arranged at a lower back of a wearer and at least three elongate support elements (220; 320; 420; 520; 720; 820). The at least three elongate support elements may be arranged at the base portion such as to extend outwardly from a region above the spine (290; 390; 490; 590; 790; 890).


An article of footwear (100) having an upper (120) comprising leno woven fabric (200). The leno woven fabric may be a single layer leno woven fabric. The leno woven fabric may have a pattern to provide desired characteristics, such as but not limited to, ventilation, thermal conductivity, stretchability, strength, moisture wicking, and/or antimicrobial protection. The pattern may be non-uniform to provide varying degrees of one or more of these characteristics. Methods for manufacturing an article of footwear including an upper comprising leno woven fabric are also provided.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-01-11

The present invention relates to shoes and shoe soles as well as methods for their manufacture. According to an aspect of the invention, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sole for a sports shoe, is provided which comprises a first partial region comprising a first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (eTPU) and a functional element, wherein the functional element is integrated into the first eTPU and/or arranged at a surface of the first eTPU.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-04-19

The present invention generally relates to soles in particular midsoles for sports shoes. According to an aspect, an additively manufactured sole is provided. The sole comprises a lattice structure (110; 210; 310), the lattice structure comprising a plurality of cell elements (191; 291; 391, 392). The sole further comprises a heel element (120; 220; 320), three-dimensionally encompassing the heel. Moreover, the sole comprises a base portion (130; 230; 330) interconnecting the heel element and the lattice structure, wherein the base portion has an extension arranged to connect to a plurality of adjacent cell elements, wherein the plurality of adjacent cell elements is not positioned along an edge of the lattice structure.

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