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1. (WO2018049021) FLEXIBLE FLUID-FILLED CHAMBER WITH TENSILE MEMBER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/049021    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/050465
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A43B 13/20
B29D 35/14
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: HURD, John
PATTON, Levi J.
Title: FLEXIBLE FLUID-FILLED CHAMBER WITH TENSILE MEMBER
Abstract:
An article of footwear having a sole structure including a chamber for receiving a pressurized fluid is described, along with a method of making the article. The chamber may include a tensile member extending between a first chamber barrier layer and a second chamber barrier layer. The tensile member may include a first tensile member layer bonded to the first chamber barrier layer, a second tensile member layer bonded to the second chamber barrier layer, and a plurality of tethers connecting the first tensile member layer to the second tensile member layer. The second tensile member layer may include a first section and a second section separate from the first section. In addition, a portion of the second chamber barrier layer may extend toward the first tensile member layer between the first section and the second section, the portion being joined to the first tensile member layer.