Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1244027 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1917
Filing dateDec 14, 1916
Priority dateDec 14, 1916
Publication numberUS 1244027 A, US 1244027A, US-A-1244027, US1244027 A, US1244027A
InventorsJames P Calvey
Original AssigneeCharles Polaner, James P Calvey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination arch-support and heel-cushion.
US 1244027 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

1.P.CALVV. l cummmiow ARCH suPPoR'r AND HEEL cusHloN. "0


mma @fm 23, my?

FIG mi .5




Application filed December 14.-, 1916'.

To all lwko/m, t may concern.'

Be it known that I, JAMES, l. CALvEY, citizen ot the United States. residing at Youngstown. in the county of Mahoning and State of Ohio, have invented certain neuT and useful Improvements in Combination Arch-Supports and Heel-Cushions, of Which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to arch supports and has for its object to provide a support for the arch 'of the foot, formed of a flexible material so that it may closely conform to the arch, also that it may he easily placed in the shoe. l

Another object of the invention 'is to provide ay pad which will ali'ord a yielding elastic support `for the heel oli the wearer Without producing any discomfort hy reason of its insertion in an arch support to he inserted within a shoe.

A still further object of my invention is to provide a number of cross shaped perforations in the central and elastic portion of the heel pad. The upper and lower portions of the pad 1oeing formed of less yielding material 'thereby forming air cells or cushions within the heel pad. This tends to reduce to a great extent injurious effects hythe jarring incidentto 'walking on hard pavements or floors.

.A still further object of my invention is to provide a series of if-shaped channels formed in the flexible material or' the arch view', the invention consists in the novel.

construction, conlhination and arrangement of parts constituting the invention to be hereinafter specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings Whichforni a part hcreol.3 wherein is shown the preferred embodiment ot the invemion,v but it is to he understood that changes, variations and modi'lications can loe resorted to which come Within the scope of the matter hereinafter claimed.

` Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented @ein 23, 191'?. 1 serial nu. 136,871.

Figure l is a perspective viewof my arch support and heel cushion.

Fig. 2 is a sectional vienv on the line A-A of Fig. l.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the elastic por-v tion ot the pad. y

Fig. l Lis a section on the line E-B of iFlg. l. i

Fig. 5 is a section on the line -C of Fig. l.

In the draw ings l designates the sole, this sole 1 is so shaped as to form a part ot arch portion 2 of the arch support. By referring to 2 it will be clearly seen that this arch portion 2 is made of several layers 3 of ilexilole material. In order to provide a means of securing an equal distribution of the spring'of the arch 2 these inner layers 3 are formed with V-shapcd channels running at right angles to the general direction of the arch 2 of my invention. By means of 'these V-shaped channels, a means of rapid evaporation is provided should the arch 2 lfor any reason become damp'.

Attached to the outer edge of the heel portion lof the sole l is a counter 5 provided with a tab 6 extending above the counter 5. See Fig. l. This tah 6 allows ther support and heel cushion device to he easily removed or inserted.

The perforated elastic cushion 7 is positioned between heel portion of sole l and the lower layer 8 ot my invention. It Will be noticed that the perforations 9 are so arranged as yto provide uniform supporting Walls for the cells forming theair cush'- ions formed hy means of the upper layer l and the lower layer 8. See FigiI Il.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

l'n a. device of the class descriloed,4 a sole i composed of two layers, an arch huilt Vup upon said sole, this arch consisting' of'several layers of flexible material, inner layers of said arch provided with il-shaped channels running at right angles to the general direction` of the sole, a counter.,` said counter attached to the hack portion ofthe soie., a tab, said talc attached to said counter at the top and at the central portion of said sus counter, and an @lastig perforated cushion n In testimony whereof I affix my signature member inserted between' 31:1;19 tWo layers of 1n the presence of two Witnesses.

the sole, said elastic per-formed cushion JAMES P.' CALVEY. member forminga'heel @usb-i0@ when so in- Witnesses: 5 serted, al1 substantially as described for the W. G. JOHNSON,

purpose set forth. CHARLES E. NADLER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4325380 *Jul 11, 1980Apr 20, 1982Apex Foot Products CorporationOrthotic device for the heel of a person's foot
US4346525 *Nov 6, 1979Aug 31, 1982Colgate-Palmolive CompanyCushion pad for sport shoes and the like and method for fabricating same
US5611153 *Feb 17, 1995Mar 18, 1997Schering-Plough Healthcare Products, Inc.Insole for heel pain relief
US7758528Feb 4, 2009Jul 20, 2010Cascade Dafo, Inc.Foot orthosis support device method and apparatus
US20020162250 *Apr 30, 2002Nov 7, 2002Campbell Todd DuncanUnitary orthotic insert and orthopedic insole
US20050223604 *Mar 28, 2005Oct 13, 2005Bio Orthotics International, Inc.Ventilated foot orthotic
US20090139113 *Feb 4, 2009Jun 4, 2009Cascade Dafo, Inc.Foot orthosis support device method and apparatus
US20150047221 *Aug 13, 2013Feb 19, 2015Jason R. HanftOrthotic Insert Device
USD383894Dec 22, 1995Sep 23, 1997Schering-Plough Healthcare Products, Inc.Insole
DE2853982A1 *Dec 14, 1978Jun 21, 1979Colgate Palmolive CoDaempfungseinlage fuer schuhe, insbesondere sportschuhe
U.S. Classification36/173, 36/37
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/142