|Applicants:||NIKE INTERNATIONAL LTD. [–/US]; One Bowerman Drive Beaverton, OR 97005-6453 (US) (All Except US).
BEERS, Tiffany, A. [US/US]; (US) (US Only).
FRITON, Michael, R. [US/US]; (US) (US Only).
HATFIELD, Tinker, L. [US/US]; (US) (US Only).
|Inventors:||BEERS, Tiffany, A.; (US).
FRITON, Michael, R.; (US).
HATFIELD, Tinker, L.; (US).
|Agent:||LEE, Michael, S.; (US) .|
|Title:||AUTOMATIC LACING SYSTEM|
“WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:
1. An automatic lacing system for an article of footwear, comprising: a sole including a cavity; a motor disposed in the cavity; the motor including a dhveshaft; the driveshaft including at least one gear; at least one belt engaged with the at least one gear at an intermediate portion of the belt; a yoke member connected to the at least one belt at an attachment portion of the at least one belt; a plurality of straps attached to the yoke member, the plurality of straps being configured to adjust an upper of the article of footwear; and wherein the straps can be automatically moved between a closed position and a loosened position by activating the motor.” More @ this link.