Internally illuminated light diffusing footwear

CAFC
  • US 9,301,574 B2
  • Filed: 02/26/2015
  • Issued: 04/05/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An internally illuminated textile footwear comprises:

  • a sole and an upper;

    an illumination system;

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

    a liner;

    an interfacing layer;

    the interfacing layer being adjacently connected to the upper;

    the interfacing layer being positioned between the liner and the upper;

    the plurality of illumination sources being adjacently connected to the interfacing layer;

    the plurality of illumination sources being positioned between the interfacing layer and the upper;

    the upper being perimetrically connected to the sole;

    the liner being positioned interior to the upper;

    the upper being a light diffusing section;

    the illumination system being housed within the footwear; and

    the plurality of illumination sources emitting light, wherein the light enters the light diffusing section, then exits the upper as diffused light, creating a visual impression of internal radiant illumination across an outer surface of the upper.

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