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Publication numberUSD450437 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/144,333
Publication dateNov 20, 2001
Filing dateJun 27, 2001
Priority dateJan 22, 2001
Publication number144333, 29144333, US D450437 S1, US D450437S1, US-S1-D450437, USD450437 S1, USD450437S1
InventorsLantz Simpson, Nathan Crary, James K. Reichelt
Original AssigneeLl International Shoe Company, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Footwear midsole
US D450437 S1
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Claims(1)
  1. The ornamental design for a footwear midsole, as shown and described.
Description

The present application is related to commonly owned co-pending utility patent aplication Ser. No. 09/766,786 filed Jan. 22, 2001.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a footwear midsole showing our new design, the broken lines showing a shoe upper and outsole being shown as the environment in which the design resides, but form no part of the claim;

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a top plan view thereof.

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof, the unclaimed outsole being removed for clarity of illustration; and,

FIG. 7 is a top plan view thereof; the unclaimed shoe upper also being removed for clarity of illustration.

The invention is characterized by a midsole heel portion featuring four shock absorbers, between an upper heel cup and a bottom plate, and a heel stiffener on the medial side of the heel. The broken line illustration is not part of the design sought to be patented.

Non-Patent Citations
Reference
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7Borges Invention Design Disclosure believed created circa Mar. 1999; Documenting Invention created circa , 1998.
8New Shoes . . . Hot Shoes . . . Cool Shoes . . . Coil Shoes, Z-Coil Footwear, catalog list, available over the worldwide web at address: http://my.ecplaza.net/coilshoes/.
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Classifications
U.S. ClassificationD02/967, D02/977, D02/946