NIKE had 52 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. NIKE Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on innovative retail engagement methods, customizable footwear manufacturing processes, adaptive music playback systems based on user activity levels, locating critical control points during manufacturing, and incorporating control devices in footwear for improved operation and user experience. These patents showcase NIKE‘s commitment to enhancing user experience and technological advancements in the footwear industry. GlobalData’s report on NIKE gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

NIKE grant share with future of work as a theme is 57% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Robotic shoe cleaning system for improved retail engagement (Patent ID: US20240086902A1)

The patent filed by NIKE Inc. describes a method of retail engagement that involves receiving a worn article from a user in a retail establishment, cleaning the article using a robotic system, adorning the article with user-selected adornments, and potentially creating digital collectables based on the adorned article. The process includes imaging the worn article to generate digital images or models, presenting available adornments to the user, and transferring digital collectables to the user's account or digital wallet. The method also involves fusing the adornments to the article using thermal energy or ultraviolet light.

Additionally, the patent outlines a method for distributing cryptographically secured digital collectables based on the adorned articles. This process includes receiving a worn article from a user, adorning it with user-selected adornments that include digital identifiers, transferring digital collectables to the user after receiving the digital identifier, and potentially creating digital images or models of the adorned article. The method involves presenting available digital collectables to the user, receiving selections, and transferring the chosen digital collectables to the user's account or digital wallet. The process also includes fusing the adornments to the article using thermal energy or ultraviolet light, and the articles involved can be footwear or clothing.

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