Internally illuminated footwear component

  • US 9,015,965 B2
  • Filed: 05/02/2014
  • Issued: 04/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An internally illuminated footwear component comprises:

  • a sole section;

    the sole section comprises a translucent midsole and a translucent outsole;

    the translucent midsole and the translucent outsole being integrally molded to form a translucent sole section;

    the sole section comprises a translucent tread pattern along a bottom surface;

    an illumination system;

    the illumination system comprises a power source, a plurality of electrical wires, and a plurality of illumination sources;

    an illumination housing;

    the power source being electrically connected to the plurality of illumination sources;

    the illumination housing being positioned internally within the sole section;

    the illumination system being located within the illumination housing, wherein the plurality of illumination sources internally illuminates the sole section and translucent tread pattern; and

    the illumination system being permanently encapsulated internally within the sole section.

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