Portland, OR, United States
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: 2016-09-16

Articles of sports apparel may include elongate support elements. Particular examples provided are swimsuits and other sports apparel such as sports apparel for rugby football. An Article of sports apparel may include at least one base portion adapted to be arranged proximate a lower back of a user when worn, and at least three elongate support elements. The at least three elongate support elements may be arranged at the base portion such as to extend outwardly from a region at least partially encompassing the lower back of the user when worn.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2016-08-12

A sound insulation structure for a garment is disclosed. The sound insulation structure includes a first layer comprising a sound absorbing material, and a second layer configured to be at least one of sound reflecting and sound diffusing.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2016-11-15

A method for monitoring an individual engaged in an athletic activity includes detecting movement of the individual at a first time, using a sensor module coupled to the individual, determining that the movement of the individual corresponds to a predetermined activation movement, entering an active state of the sensor module in response to the determination that the movement of the individual corresponds to the predetermined activation movement, and detecting movement of the individual at a second time, using the sensor module in the active state.


Articles of wear comprises iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described. The chains of nanocrystals display a color that is determined by a strength of a magnetic field applied to the chains of nanocrystals, wherein the color is maintained when the magnetic field is removed.


Portable fitness monitoring systems with displays, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of providing performance feedback to an individual using a portable fitness monitoring device is provided. The method may include sensing performance parameter information during the physical activity, generating a first visual output that includes an indication of the intensity level that the individual should be performing at, and generating a second visual output that includes an indication of the intensity level that the individual is currently performing at.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention relates to a part of a shoe, in particular a shoe upper, a shoe with such a part and a method for the manufacture. According to an aspect of the invention a part of a shoe is provided which comprises a) an area comprising a contiguous piece of natural and / or synthetic leather, wherein b) the area comprises a first sub-area and a second sub-area, each sub-area having a size of more than 3 cm^(2), in particular more than 4 cm^(2), wherein c) the leather has a reduced thickness in the second sub-area compared to the first sub-area, and wherein d) the reduced thickness is obtained by milling off a first surface layer of the leather in the entire second sub-area.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2017-05-03

The present invention relates to a shoe upper (11) for a shoe, in particular for a sports shoe, comprising a rear section (14) and a front section (15), wherein the front section (15) is smaller graded than the rear section (14), and wherein the front section (15) is more flexible than the rear section (14).


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2016-11-28

This invention provides a physiological monitoring garment having a band-like configuration and incorporating respiratory, cardiac and temperature sensors. The garment is designed so that it is easily constructed from a few number of separate elements, and so that one garment design can be adjusted to subjects of a range of sizes and shapes. The design is further adapted to require little on no wearer effort during donning or wearer attention during use.


Patent
Adidas Inc. | Date: 2016-12-01

A ball includes a bladder that has a majority weight component of a material of a first material class. The ball includes at least one intermediate layer that is arranged exterior to the bladder and that has a majority weight component of the material of the first material class. The ball includes at least one exterior layer that is arranged exterior to the at least one intermediate layer and that has a majority weight component of the material of the first material class.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: NMP-18-2014 | Award Amount: 10.78M | Year: 2015

WRAP aims to identify and develop innovative partly waste-based long-fibre reinforced composites enabling the automatic production of easily customisable plastic sports goods. The project will focus on the production of balls and shoes and will adopt a design-driven approach exploiting the automation potential of rotation moulding processes, which offer significant design freedom. The innovation potential of the moulding processes to be employed originates from their capacity of bonding together a multitude of different materials, while effecting external product shaping without using glue and/or other adhesives. The starting point is the development of composite materials superimposed in the form of layers in variable ways according to the targeted (custom) shape and the required properties. The insertion of decorative elements in the mould will enable design custom designs, along with 3D printing. An end-to-end collaborative design innovation will be adopted. The WRAP consortium gathers expertise across the value chain from design to material development, production, marketing and distribution and across multiple disciplines industrial design, material science, recycling and industrial processes. The new flexible automatic production, can set a paradigm of competitive production Made in Europe favouring ranging from modular factories to in-store production cells.

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