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Publication numberUS1112932 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 6, 1914
Filing dateJun 1, 1914
Priority dateJun 1, 1914
Publication numberUS 1112932 A, US 1112932A, US-A-1112932, US1112932 A, US1112932A
InventorsJohn Preizer
Original AssigneeJohn Preizer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cushioned heel for foot-gear.
US 1112932 A
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Patented Oct. 6, 1914.


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' t Joniv rnEIzEnmloE Monaca, :eE:unevi.varilla..` l

To aZZ whom t may concern.' s s Be it known that I, JoriN PREIZER, a subject of the King` of Hungary, residing at Monaca, in the county of IBeaver and State of Pennsylvania, have invented `certain `new and useful Improvements in Cushioned l Heels for Foot-Gear, of which the follow-` l ing is a specification, reference being lhad therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to cushioned heels, for footgear, and has for its object `to provide a heel of such class, possessing resilient characteristics insuringcomfort when walking. d l i Further objects of the invention are to provide a cushioned heel for foot gelar, which is comparatively simple in its construction and arrangement,`strong, durable, eiiicient and convenient in its use, readily set up, and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.

l/Vith the foregoing and Iother objects in view, the inventionconsistsofthe novel con` struction, combination and arrangement of `parts as hereinafter morespecifically dei scribed and illustrated inthe accompanying drawings, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it isto be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which come within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawings wherein" like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views z-Figure l` is a longitudinal sectional `view :of a portion `of a shoe showingthe adaptation therewith of a cushioned heel in `accordance withthis invention, Fig. 2 is a sectionalplan ofa heel, Figs. 3, 4, 5 and 6 are perspective views of certain elements of the heel. j

Referring `to the drawings inidetail, 7 `dea shoe and; 8 the upper.` d Secured to the rear end ofgthewsole"7 is a notes the sole of cushioned heel in accordance with this invention and the said heel fcomprises a series of leather lifts 9,10, 11,; 12, a tread lift 13 and a metallic plate xedly secured to the sole 7 bythe holdfast devices 15 and the lifts 9, 10, 11`and 12 are `secured together in` a known manner. s. The` lifts 9, 10, 11 and1l2 are each provided with a centrally disposed openingl. The open-` ings 16 register with each other to provide a pocket` which isclosed at its top, by a disk *application inea rune 1,1914.` `serial1\To;e42,147.; i

the shape` of top `with an 14.` yThe lift 9 is 17 fixedlysecured to the sole 7 by holdfast devices 8. The disk 17 is of: 'greater diame i Specification 'JfLettersintent.l Patented 001;. l i

ter than the opening 16 and;` "seated ini l thetop ofthelift 9 andlower face" ofthe sole "7.

The rreference characterl) *denotes a leather band, which conforms in `contourfto,

greater than `a .plurality of lifts and when said` band 19 is secured Iin positionit pro- ,The flange `21. is of the heeland is providedat its inwardly` extending iange 20 and at its bottom with an inwardly extend? ing annular flange 21.`

less width than the flange 20,'and issecured" to the lower face of the lift 12 by holdfast 1` devices` 22.v The heightof thebandl9`is,

vides a chamber23-` The` fiange 21 isinteri.

posed between the` mer by holdfast devices24c, these "latter eX`-` tending through the flange 21 for fixedly securing it to the lift .13 plate 19 centrally thereof,\is` formed with" an `opening 25; having the wall thereof threaded. and extending down through saidopening 25, as wellas engaging with thethreads ofzthe wall of said threadedshank 26. p .i i Formed integral with the shank26zisa vertically disposed .cylindrical casing27 having opposed vertically disposed slots 28.

tread lift 13 andmetallic i plate 14.-, and the latter is securedtothe` for# and plate 19. The .Y

18o" i opening and @further y abuttingagainst the lift 23 is a peripherally The casing 2O extends up into the pocket s formed by the opening 16 inthe lifts 9 to 12. p

Formed integral with the disk` is` a plunger29 provided with a pini-30, which has `the endsthereof extend through .the

slots 28 whereby the end walls of said slots of the plunger 29. p

Surrounding the casing will limit the movement "in both directions 27, bearing against the plate 14 andextending up into the pocketformed by the opening `16 to the bearing against the disk 17 is a coiled spring 31, which maintains the band 19 extended and which further provides for the heel having a cushioning functionwhen a `person is walking.` s

Vhat I claim is 1. A cushioned heel ity ofupper lifts provided with registering securingsaid band in position and for furcomprising a plurallifts, means for i.

openings, a plunger `fiX'edly secured within a lower lift, a metallic plate? ther securing said plate to said lower lifts, 1`

a cylinder secured to said plate and in i i i i operates said plunger, and a coiled spring larranged within said opening and engaging said plate for supporting said lower lift.

2. A cushioned heel comprising a plurality, of upper' lifts arranged to be secured to vthe sole of a shoe and provided with :1 poelret', ineens for closing the top of Said pocket, a plunger carried by saidv means, a

lower lift, a inetallio plate interposed bef tween the upper and lower lifts, a cylinder having said plunger operating therein and connected with said lower lift, a flexible for maintaining said member interposed 1oet'ween said upper lifts and said lower lift, and anvelastic element lower lift extended, said elastic element surrounding seid cylinder and bearing against the means for closingY the upper end of said pocket. y l

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in thevpresenee, Off, two witnesses.


`/Vitnesses: .Y


Copies yof this patent may be, obtained for ve cents each, Vby addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

' Washington, 11C. v

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US5832629 *Dec 3, 1996Nov 10, 1998Wen; JackShock-absorbing device for footwear
EP0295611A2 *Jun 13, 1988Dec 21, 1988Manfred R. KuehnleTherapautic shock-absorbing shoes
EP0295611A3 *Jun 13, 1988Aug 23, 1989Manfred R. KuehnleTherapautic shock-absorbing shoes
U.S. Classification36/38
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/30