US Patent No: 7,243,444

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Athletic footwear and the like with integral supinator device

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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(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Selner, Marc Studio City, CA 6 11

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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4,759,136 Athletic shoe with dynamic cradle 71 1987
6,237,251 Athletic shoe construction 46 1999
 
A. D. One Sports, Inc. (1)
5,408,761 Sport shoe and support system 75 1993
 
AMERICAN SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION (1)
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BRINE, INC. (1)
5,323,549 Shoe equipped with internal orthotic cradle device 26 1993
 
Brown Group, Inc. (1)
D423202 Aerated insole 27 1998
 
Carter; Robert G. (1)
5,269,078 Apparatus for supplying supporting force 33 1991
 
CONGRESS FINANCIAL CORPORATION (CENTRAL) (1)
4,811,500 Article of footware having an adjustable instep supporting insert 80 1987
 
CONVERSE INC. (1)
4,766,681 Athletic shoe with Y support 64 1987
 
Cramer Products, Inc. (1)
4,313,433 Ankle stabilizer 39 1979
 
FILA LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L. (1)
6,041,521 Sports shoe having an elastic insert 38 1998
 
H.H. BROWN SHOE COMPANY, INC. (1)
4,510,701 Athletic shoe and counter 12 1983
 
Joint Solutions, Inc. (1)
5,209,722 Ankle brace 42 1992
 
NIKE, INC. (1)
4,649,939 Mid-hind foot stabilizer 36 1984
 
SALOMON S.A.S. (1)
6,000,148 Multi-layered sole coupled to a reinforcement of the upper of the boot 14 1998
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
4,187,620 Biomechanical shoe 126 1978
4,377,041 Athletic shoe sole 38 1980
4,392,487 Method and apparatus for foot stabilization 18 1980
4,446,633 Biomechanical footwear 50 1982
4,753,228 Apparatus for foot stabilization 16 1986
5,445,603 Therapeutic ankle orthosis 24 1993
5,595,003 Athletic shoe with a force responsive sole 49 1994
5,440,826 Shock absorbing outsole for footwear 76 1994
5,819,439 Sneaker for bodybuilders 32 1995
5,755,679 Apparatus for foot stabilizer 27 1996
5,822,887 Over-the-shoe athletic spat 19 1997

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NIKE, INC. (5)
7,996,924 Articles of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback 3 2007
8,302,329 Footwear with counter-supplementing strap 3 2009
8,578,632 Decoupled foot stabilizer system 0 2010
8,516,616 Articles of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback 2 2011
8,656,612 Footwear with counter-supplementing strap 0 2012
 
Ektio, LLC (2)
D635748 Sneaker 20 2009
D634918 Sneaker 25 2009
 
adidas International Marketing B.V. (1)
7,918,811 Support device for a joint 4 2008
 
EKTIO INC. (1)
D656715 Sneaker 18 2010

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