Athletic footwear and the like with integral supinator device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7243444
APP PUB NO 20050274045A1
SERIAL NO

10865290

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Abstract

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A supinator strap integrated with an athletic shoe, sock, or brace for preventing foot and ankle injuries. In the shoe, the supinator strap includes an arch support band that extends from the bottom of the shoe, just under the arch area, around the inner side of the shoe and over the top of the shoe, toward the outer side of the shoe. The supinator strap further includes a rear ankle support band that extends laterally from the arch support band and wraps from the inner side of the shoe, around the rear ankle/heel and toward the outer side of the shoe. In a preferred embodiment, both the foot and rear ankle support band and the arch support band are fully adjustable. The supinator strap provides additional support and stability to the foot and ankle when the shoe is worn, thereby helping to prevent injuries caused by excessive supination or pronation of the foot and ankle. A bridge support helps cushion the foot. An ankle stabilizing strap helps prevent ankle injuries by stabilizing the forefoot, heel, and ankle. In the sock and the brace, the supinator strap operates in a similar manner.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SELNER, MARCTARZANA, CA1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Selner, Marc Studio City, CA 4 22

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
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NIKE, INC. (1)
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Reebok International Ltd. (2)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2011/0035,967 ORTHOPEDIC SHOE 0 2009
9622518 Articles of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback 0 2013
 
Strada Shoe Limitada (1)
8991070 Shoe and method of making same 0 2010
 
X-TECHNOLOGY SWISS GMBH (1)
* 2009/0013,450 Sock 15 2006
 
Ektio, LLC (2)
D635748 Sneaker 44 2009
D634918 Sneaker 53 2009
 
EKTIO INC. (2)
D656715 Sneaker 41 2010
D719725 Shoe 9 2013
 
NIKE, INC. (13)
* 7996924 Articles of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback 10 2007
* 2008/0295,230 Articles of Apparel Providing Enhanced Body Position Feedback 10 2007
8302329 Footwear with counter-supplementing strap 25 2009
8578632 Decoupled foot stabilizer system 11 2010
8857077 Footwear with internal harness 3 2010
8516616 Articles of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback 3 2011
8656612 Footwear with counter-supplementing strap 0 2012
9615627 Sole structure configured to allow relative heel/forefoot motion 0 2013
9320318 Articulated shank 0 2013
9095190 Sole structure configured to allow relative heel/forefoot motion 0 2013
* 8918917 Articles of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback 0 2013
9210966 Decoupled foot stabilizer system 0 2013
9609908 Decoupled foot stabilizer system 0 2015
 
GRAVITY SPORTS GEAR, INC. (1)
9591890 Securing device and method for preventing removal of a shoe 0 2015
 
adidas International Marketing B.V. (1)
7918811 Support device for a joint 10 2008
 
LS NETWORKS CORPORATION LIMITED (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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