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Title:
AUTOLACING FOOTWEAR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/047488
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
An article of footwear, lacing engine, and method includes a motor, a transmission operatively coupled to the motor, and a lace spool. The lace spool is operatively coupled to the transmission and includes a top lace groove in a top surface of the lace spool and a circumferential channel, wherein the lace is configured to be inserted in the top lace groove and be taken up around the circumferential channel based on a turning of the lace spool from action by the motor and transmission. A fastener is configured to couple the lace spool to the transmission and is inserted into the lace spool via the top surface, the fastener having a head having a head width sufficient to partially cover the top lace groove, leaving a top gap having a gap width less than a thickness of the lace.

Inventors:
AZNOE BRIAN (US)
DONOHOE BRENDAN (US)
OWENSON ANDREW (US)
STEVENSON JAMES (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2019/049179
Publication Date:
July 09, 2020
Filing Date:
August 30, 2019
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Assignee:
NIKE INNOVATE CV (US)
NIKE INC (US)
AZNOE BRIAN (US)
DONOHOE BRENDAN (US)
OWENSON ANDREW (US)
STEVENSON JAMES (US)
International Classes:
A43B3/00; A43C1/04; A43C7/00; A43C19/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PERDOK, Monique M. et al. (US)
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