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) .
Priority Data:
12/114,022   02.05.2008   US


We claim:

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.