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  • 42 Lombard Rd, Arlington, MA 02476 (781) 643-1767
  • 44 Lombard Rd, Arlington, MA 02476 (781) 643-1767 (781) 643-8769
  • Rye, NH
  • Cambridge, MA
  • 44 Lombard Ter, Arlington, MA 02476 (781) 643-1767

Work

Position: Professional/Technical

Education

Degree: Graduate or professional degree

Resumes

Resumes

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Inspire-Create-Design

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Position:
Principal at OpieDesign, Board Member at Tremendous Hearts, Design Consultant at Cleatskins, Design Consultant at Aravon, Design Consultant at Nfinity
Location:
Greater Boston Area
Industry:
Design
Work:
OpieDesign - Greater Boston Area since Feb 1992
Principal

Tremendous Hearts - Cape Town Area, South Africa since Mar 2011
Board Member

Cleatskins since 2008
Design Consultant

Aravon - Boston since Jan 2004
Design Consultant

Nfinity - Greater Atlanta Area since Jun 2007
Design Consultant
Education:
Carnegie Mellon University 1979 - 1983
BFA, Industrial Design
Honor & Awards:
2006 Museum of Modern Art, MOMA. NEOS Industrial Boot, Design for Safety Exhibit. 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Silver Medal for Consumer Products. Timberland Travel Gear - Product Patent. 2004 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Bronze Medal for Consumer Products. NEOS Industrial Boot. 1998 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Gold Medal for Consumer Products. NEOS Commuter Footwear.
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Stephen Opie

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Location:
United States

Publications

Us Patents

Shoe With Lacing

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US Patent:
7320189, Jan 22, 2008
Filed:
Aug 2, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/195214
Inventors:
Douglas E. Clark - Durham NH,
Stephen D. Opie - Arlington MA,
Martin Keen - Jamestown RI,
Assignee:
The Timberland Company - Stratham NH
International Classification:
A43C 11/00
A43C 15/00
US Classification:
36 501, 36 59 R
Abstract:
The present invention provides a wraparound lacing system for use in all manner of footwear. The lacing system includes a lace which encircles the upper and midsole of the article of footwear in a spiral, helical, coiled or similar wound wraparound pattern. The upper includes finger members which independently adjust to the contours of the wearer's foot while providing a snug and secure fit. The upper and midsole are integrally formed as a unitary structure. The housing of the upper and the midsole includes channels therein which receive the wraparound lace. The lace can be affixed at one or both ends to the midsole or to the upper. Removable lace end keepers on the upper permit the user to adjust the length of the lace. Siping and/or elongated, raised ridge members may be positioned along the bottom surface of the outsole for enhanced traction on wet surfaces.

Shoe With Lacing

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US Patent:
7347012, Mar 25, 2008
Filed:
Jan 10, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/328593
Inventors:
Douglas E. Clark - Durham NH,
Stephen D. Opie - Arlington MA,
Martin Keen - Jamestown RI,
Christopher Adam - Watertown MA,
Michael P Kirk - Beverly MA,
Assignee:
The Timberland Company - Stratham NH
International Classification:
A43C 11/00
US Classification:
36 501
Abstract:
The present invention provides a wraparound lacing system for use with footwear. The lacing system includes a lace which encircles the housing of the article of footwear in a spiral, helical, coiled or similar wound wraparound pattern. The housing includes finger members which independently adjust to the contours of the wearer's foot while providing a snug and secure fit. The housing of the upper and the midsole includes channels therein which receive the wraparound lace. The lace can be affixed at one or both ends to the midsole or to the upper. Removable lace end keepers on the upper permit the user to adjust the length of the lace. Recessed cavities may be positioned along the lacing channels to promote easy adjustment of the lace. The lace may run along channels formed between fingers and an overlying shell structure. The lace may run through a tube structure within the channels.

Footwear For Hostile Environments

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US Patent:
7441351, Oct 28, 2008
Filed:
Aug 17, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/206237
Inventors:
Douglas E. Clark - Durham NH,
Stephen David Opie - Arlington MA,
Jason Nevens - Dover NH,
Assignee:
The Timberland Company - Stratham NH
International Classification:
A43C 11/00
A43B 23/28
US Classification:
36138, 36 45, 36113, 36 56
Abstract:
The present invention provides articles of footwear for use by firefighters in different activities such as emergency and rescue situations, as well as daily activity in and around the firehouse. Integrated handles enable the firefighter to quickly and easily put the article of footwear on while minimizing the possibility of accidentally catching on equipment, apparel or debris. Locking bands that wrap around the upper are used to adjust for comfort and a secure fit. A dual lacing and zipper system enables the firefighter to initially adjust for fit by selectively tightening the lace, while the zipper provides a quick means for securing the article of footwear. Different outsole lug configurations are suitable for different surfaces, wet, dry and of varying and extreme temperatures. Added protection is available with a tibia/shin protector and ankle protectors.

Shoe With Anatomical Protection

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US Patent:
7631440, Dec 15, 2009
Filed:
Jun 7, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/448967
Inventors:
Martin Keen - Jamestown RI,
Stephen D. Opie - Arlington MA,
Assignee:
The Timberland Company - Stratham NH
International Classification:
A43C 11/00
US Classification:
36 501
Abstract:
The present invention provides a floating anatomical protector for use in articles of footwear, and is particularly suited for footwear employing a wraparound lacing system. The floating anatomical protector preferably does not directly contact the superstructure of the article of footwear when worn. Instead, the lacing or other fastening system retains the floating anatomical protector in place over the wearer's foot and/or leg. For instance, the instep region of the foot, the shin, Achilles heel, calf, etc. may be covered by the floating anatomical protector. Multiple segments or separate protectors may be used. The lace may run between different layers of the floating anatomical protector. Also, the floating anatomical protector may directly contact the wearer's skin, or it may be used in conjunction with a bootie, sock or other intermediate material.

High Performance Boot

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US Patent:
7730640, Jun 8, 2010
Filed:
Sep 7, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/517083
Inventors:
Douglas E. Clark - Durham NH,
Stephen D. Opie - Arlington MA,
David E. Miller - Dayton ME,
Christopher J. Pawlus - Andover MA,
Assignee:
The Timberland Company - Stratham NH
International Classification:
A43B 3/00
US Classification:
36113, 36 72 R, 36 25 R, 36 73
Abstract:
The present invention discloses various features and combinations thereof for use with articles of footwear such as boots. The boots are especially adapted for use on construction projects, and provide protection, support and comfort to the wearer. Numerous outsole configurations and styles are provided, which provide superior traction and a low center of gravity for enhanced balance. Different layers of materials provide puncture resistance, abrasion resistance, thermal insulation, waterproofing and other benefits. Protective and/or insulative plates may be utilized in the footwear for puncture protection or thermal insulation, for example. Shovel guards protect the wearer when using a tool, and toe tools permit the wearer to employ the boot as a tool of its own. Structural support cages chimney structures are also utilized for support and comfort.

Shoe Construction

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US Patent:
2002008, Jul 11, 2002
Filed:
Dec 19, 2001
Appl. No.:
10/025211
Inventors:
Douglas Clark - Durham NH,
Stephen Opie - Arlington MA,
Bert Spiller - Dover NH,
David Miller - Dayton ME,
Assignee:
The Timberland Company - Stratham NH
International Classification:
A43B003/26
US Classification:
036/097000, 036/045000
Abstract:
A shoe has a bottom including an expansion mechanism for expanding the bottom laterally underlying the metatarsals. An upper is carried by the bottom. A chassis is carried by the bottom for underlying the foot. In one embodiment, the expansion mechanism of the bottom includes a base portion and an expansion portion, the base portion having a plurality of slots extending generally longitudinally in the mid-foot region defining the expansion portion, the expansion portion formed of a material allowing lateral expansion of the bottom. In one embodiment, the upper has an expanding and contracting mechanism for expanding and contracting the upper therein stabilizing holding the foot as the foot moves. In one embodiment, the expanding and contracting mechanism is an elastic omega seam interposed between two pieces of leather at a seam wherein the omega opens and closes. In one embodiment, the chassis has at least three tailored zones, a heel zone underlying the heel of the foot, a metatarsal zone underlying the metatarsals, and a toe zone underlying the toes of the foot. In one embodiment, the chassis has an additional tailored zone, an arch zone underlying the arch of the foot.

Shoe Construction

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US Patent:
2005002, Feb 3, 2005
Filed:
Sep 2, 2004
Appl. No.:
10/932947
Inventors:
Douglas Clark - Durham NH,
Stephen Opie - Arlington MA,
Bert Spiller - Dover NH,
David Miller - Dayton ME,
Assignee:
The Timberland Company - Stratham NH
International Classification:
A43B013/12
A43B007/16
A43B023/00
A61F005/14
US Classification:
03603000R, 036107000, 036173000, 036174000
Abstract:
A shoe has a bottom including an expansion mechanism for expanding the bottom laterally underlying the metatarsals. An upper is carried by the bottom. A chassis is carried by the bottom for underlying the foot. In one embodiment, the expansion mechanism of the bottom includes a base portion and an expansion portion, the base portion having a plurality of slots extending generally longitudinally in the mid-foot region defining the expansion portion, the expansion portion formed of a material allowing lateral expansion of the bottom. In one embodiment, the upper has an expanding and contracting mechanism for expanding and contracting the upper therein stabilizing holding the foot as the foot moves. In one embodiment, the expanding and contracting mechanism is an elastic omega seam interposed between two pieces of leather at a seam wherein the omega opens and closes. In one embodiment, the chassis has at least three tailored zones, a heel zone underlying the heel of the foot, a metatarsal zone underlying the metatarsals, and a toe zone underlying the toes of the foot. In one embodiment, the chassis has an additional tailored zone, an arch zone underlying the arch of the foot.

Protective Cover For Bicycle And Track And Field Footwear

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US Patent:
2011018, Aug 4, 2011
Filed:
Feb 2, 2011
Appl. No.:
13/019964
Inventors:
Jimmy Tsen - Needham MA,
Stephen Opie - Arlington MA,
Marianne Kay - Rancho Santa Fe CA,
International Classification:
A43B 5/18
A43B 5/00
US Classification:
36135
Abstract:
A protective cover for a shoe having cleats including a front end, an opposing rear end, an upper which extends from the front to the rear end, a bottom extending rearwardly from the front end, an approximate midpoint of the cover where the bottom terminates, a cavity formed into the bottom for receiving a cleat disposed on a forward part of the shoe and for receiving an insert configured to engage and contact a cleat of the shoe, where the upper extends around and over a portion of a toe area of the shoe, and where the upper extends from the midpoint rearward around a heel area of the shoe to delimit an opening in the cover adjacent to the bottom and rearward of the midpoint through which a portion of the shoe extends when the cover is worn.
Stephen D Opie from Arlington, MA, age ~59 Get Report