Footwear Having Sensor System

  • US 20180338560A1
  • Filed: 07/13/2018
  • Published: 11/29/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A port for use with an article of footwear adapted to engage a foot, the article of footwear having a sole structure, an upper portion connected to the sole structure, and a sensor system connected to the sole structure, the port comprising:

  • a housing adapted to be connected to the article of footwear, the housing comprising a chamber adapted to removably receive an electronic module therein, wherein the chamber is defined by a circular side wall to form the chamber in a cylindrical shape, wherein the housing has an elongated groove in the side wall that is configured to receive a projection of the electronic module to be moveable within the groove by rotation of the electronic module when the electronic module is received in the housing; and

    an interface in communication with the sensor system and having a plurality of electrical contacts exposed within the chamber, such that the interface is configured to form an electrical connection with the electronic module such that the electronic module engages the electrical contacts to place the electronic module in communication with the sensor system when the electronic module is received within the chamber.

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