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Publication numberUS1167885 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1916
Filing dateAug 22, 1912
Priority dateAug 22, 1912
Publication numberUS 1167885 A, US 1167885A, US-A-1167885, US1167885 A, US1167885A
InventorsEdward E Carll
Original AssigneeCo Operative Rubber Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Heel and sole blank.
US 1167885 A
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Patented Jan. 11, 1916.


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Application filed August 22, 1912.

. new and useful Improvements in Heel and Sole Blanks. specii'ication.

This invention relates to improvements in heels. whole soles and half soles for shoes and has for its object to provide cushion heels and soles for shoes soconstructed that the weight of the body will be gradually received by said heels and soles.

Another object of the invention is to provide rubber heels and soles for shoes so constructed that a very resilient bearing surface is obtained.

'ith the above and other objects in view, I have invented the device illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved shoe sole. Fig. 2 is a topplan view thereof. Fig. 3 a section on line A-A of Pi 2. Fig. l is a plan of a heel. Fig.5 is a section on line C-C of Fig. i. Fig. (3 is a side elevation of a rubber half sole. Fig. 7 is a section on line Bl3 of Fig. Fig. 8 is a Side elevation of an inner sole. and Fig. 9 is' a sectional view through a portion of a shoe showing my improved cushion sole applied thereto. 10 is a transverse crosssectional view of a modified form of the invention.

Like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the following specification and in the several views in the drawings in which 1 indicates a whole sole having the sole portion '2 the instep 3. and heel i, the said heel and sole portions having upstanding edges 3 and 6. which extend entirely around said heel and sole whereby a recess 7, is formed in th heel and a recess 8 is formed in the sole portion. In these recesses are a series of integral upstanding. conical teats 9. the outer of which project very slightly and gradually increase in length toward the central portion l() of the heel and the ball portion 1.1 of the sole: the longer of said teats being more pliant and the shorter ones being stili'er than said long ones. the weight of the body will be gradually received by these teats which of which the following is a Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 11, 1916.

Serial No. 716,586.

will slowly bend under said weight thus producing an extremely soft-cushioning effeet.

In Fig. 5 is illustrated a section of a rubber heel 12. which is formed in the same manner as the above d scribed heel. the teats 13 gradually increasing in length to the center ll, and when the-weight of the body is brought upon these teats they collectively assume a spiral position, and prevent any sudden ar to the heel of the wearer.

In Fig. 7 I illustrate the half sole 15, which is formed in precisely the same man ner as the sole portion 2 illustrated in Figs. l, 2 and 3, and in Fig. 7 is illustrated a sole 16 which is adapted to be placed between an outer sole 17 and a leather insole 18 on the shoe 19; this sole 16 is relatively much thinner than the sole 2. but it is provided with a series of teats said sole formerly described. I V

In Fig. 10 I show a modification of the device in which instead of using coneshaped teats as used in the other forms of the invention. I provide a sole 23 having an tip-standing flange Qltherearound. and upwardly projecting members 25 which are formed in stepped relation gradually in creas ng in height to the part of the shoe where the greatest pressure is brought to bear.

It is to be noted that my improved soles, half-soles or heels may be used either as an outer sole or they. may be inte posed between the insole and outer sole. Also. if desired. they may be used as an insole in which case they will be reversed. the teats projecting downwardly and contacting the upper surface of an outer sole.

Having now described my invention. that which I claim to be new. and wish to procure by Letters Patent is:

1. A blank having heel and sole portions. each portion being provided with a recess, and a series of closely scattered rubber teats extending upwardly from the bottom of said recesses each of said teats being substantially pyramidal in outline and having a rounded end, said series of'teats being so arranged as to be increased in length as they approach the center of the heel and sole portions, respectively. the longest of said teats projecting beyond the adjacent face of said heel and sole.

2. The described device consisting of a 20. formed in recesses in rubber blank having a recess, and a series In testi on) whereof I aflix my signature of teats projecting from the surface of said in presence of two witnesses.

bein j p'yrfamidal. 'in, sha3e, said series of. v H 5 teats gradilally increasing; in length as the (IXMNIA M L m center of said blank' is approached, the \Vitnesses: ,t

longer-0f said teats projecting above theup- 1 \ViLLIAM T. MINOR,

permost surface of2 saidblank. GERTRUDE MURRAY.

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US4345387 *Mar 31, 1980Aug 24, 1982Daswick Alexander CResilient inner sole for a shoe
US4956927 *Dec 20, 1988Sep 18, 1990Colgate-Palmolive CompanyMonolithic outsole
US5311674 *Aug 6, 1993May 17, 1994Kiartchai SantiyanontEnergy return system in an athletic shoe
US7134223 *Dec 22, 2003Nov 14, 2006Sewing Innovations And Machine Co.Elastomeric sole for use with converted flatbed sewing machine
WO1981002828A1 *Feb 23, 1981Oct 15, 1981A DaswickResilient inner sole for a shoe
U.S. Classification36/32.00R, 36/37
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/146, A43B13/14
European ClassificationA43B7/14A30A, A43B13/14