10. The patent absHct for çç648'' patent reads ms follows:
An athletic shoe includes subentially horizontal chamber substantially within a heel portion of a
midsole, the chamar havily aeospheric commecation at its lateral sides. ne cbamber includes an
upper substanially rigid honzontal plate having at le>ct four amrtures therein and a lower substantially
rigid holizontal supmrt glate having a corresponding ylurality of at le-qKt four apertures. Flexible
resilient unitary sleeves mtegrallyjoin resmctive vertlcal pairs of the amrtures of the upmr and lower
plates xsmctively. Dismsed within each of the resilient sleeves are resilient memYrs each having
spring constant and spring rate Feater tha11 that of the sleeves.
Defendants, infringes said US t$648'' patent letters chim 1 (a)(b)(c), which follows:
1. An aXetic shoe having a subqtantially horizontal chamber subentially within a heel portionof a mid sole thereof, said chamar having a%ospheric communication at lateral sides thereof, the
Claim 1. t'Part m b. c)
(a) an upper subsfnntially rigid horizontal supmrt plate having a plumlity of transverse
downwardly directed resilient cavlties therein, each of said caviies defmed by an upmr resilient
(b) a lower subentially rigid horizontal support plate having a corresmndinq ylurality of
upwardly directed resilient cavitles thereins each of said cavities defmed by a lower reslllent sleeve in
which each opposing pair of said vertical cavities comprises resmctive portions of a single
circumferential resilient sleeve deGning an integraéon of said upmr and lower sleeves; and
(c) a pllxmlity of resilient me>nq dismsed within an agvegate length of each opposing pair
of said upper and lower cavities, said resilient mesnK comprising a cylindrical body of a solid resilientmaterial, said Cylindrical body extending downwardly tbrough said lower plate to a Yttommostsurface of an outer sole of said shoe, said resilient m-ns each having a geater spring rate and spring
conRtxnt than that of said resilient sleeve.
Defendants, manufactures and sells a shoe marketed under the name ççcyravity Defyer'' (theçtcyravity Defyernl.
13. Gravity Defyer contains a vacuity in the heel portion of the shoe
within which is a set of
three springs, an AVS system that contains Yne -Way Vent and Air Chnnnels''
Undemeath the toe
portion of Cvavity Defyer is a second vacuity. Between the flrs't and second vacuities is a air flowpmssageway, which facilitates the movement of air *om the flrst to the second vacuity
nis emediment in&inges claim 1, where as the chamer having aeospheric communication at lateral
sides thereof -3-