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Publication numberUS1254654 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1918
Filing dateMar 28, 1917
Priority dateMar 28, 1917
Publication numberUS 1254654 A, US 1254654A, US-A-1254654, US1254654 A, US1254654A
InventorsRose S Carling
Original AssigneePneumatic Surgical Appliance Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1254654 A
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Patented Jan. 29, 1918.


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To all whom it may concern: 7 Be it known .that I, Rose S. GARLING, a citizen ofthe United $tates,'residing at Los Angeles, in the county of LosAngeles and State of California, have inventednew and useful Improvements in Arch-Supports, of whichthe following is a specification.

This invention relates to an arch support and particularly pertains to a pneumatic arch support and a case within .which it is removably disposed.

It is an object of this invention to provide an arch support which includes a pliable insole member provided with a simple pocket within which a pneumatic pad may be positioned. 4 Another object {if thisinvention is to provide a pad which may biainfiated town-desired pressure and so constructed-isleform a pad of permanent shape and ojfaconfiguration which will permit it'to p'r'operly conform to the instep of the foot.

Another-object of this invention is to provide a pad formed' witha firm rib which extends along the inner edge of the foot instep and acts to cause the weight-of the foot '1 to be thrown upon the outer portion of the I Specification of Letters Patent. Patentd Application filed March as, 1917. seriaino. 158,048

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of the pad and the semi-rigid sidewall, as

well as the detailed construction thereof.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 10 indicates a flexible, insole preferably formed of a leather sheet strip 11, the under side of which is faced with a piece of felt 12.. This insole is substantially the shape of the shoe within which the appliance .is placed. One end of the insole is positioned beneath the heel of the footand the i forward end of the sole terminates beneath the ball of the foot, thereby holding the sole member in a firm position.

" edge of the insole and is adapted to receive I instep in a manner to automatically rebuild struction and positioned within a combined pocket and insole of simple design and which is not liable to become readily worn or for other reasons discarded. Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention is illustrated, by way of example, in the accon'lpanying drawings in Figure 1 is a view in perspective illustrating theinsole and particularly disclosing the pocket construction upon the ,under side of said sole.

Fig. 2 is a view in transverse section as seen on the line2-2 of Fig. 1 disclosin the pocket formation and the pneumatic-pad po sitioned therein. 7

Fig. 3 is an enlarged view in perspective illustrating the pad and its peculiar configuration. I

Fig. 4 is a view in transverse lsection as" seen through the pad shown In Fig. 3, par

ticularly disclosing the sectional formation a pneumatic pad. 15. This pocket is; preferably formed of an outer fabric wall which will bear against the insole of the shoe and an inner fabric wall which terminates at a point adjacent the stitchingof'the outer wall of the insole.

tion, theflpocketmay be swung outwardly from the insole and the pad readily inserted or removed therefrom. It will thus be seenthat when the pocket. is inits folded posiinsole and against movement.

Reference being bad to Figs. 8 and 4 of the drawings, it will be seen that the pad is of a peculiarconfiguration. In plan, the

- pad is substantially semi-circular and is similar lower wall 17. These walls are suittion, the pad will be firmly held beneath the formed with an air-tight top wall 16 and a Due to this construcably and permanently fastened to each other along their contiguous edges which extend around the semi-circular the contour of the foot instep and that the semicircular formation of the pad conforms tof'the area'rifthe entire instep cavity and will permit the outer edge of the instep to bear directly upon the insole and support the major portion of the weight of the body. A small flat air valve 19 is mounted within. e one wall of the pad and permits flation of the pad, as desired. i

In operation, the pad is inflated to a de sired pressureand is then placed within the pocket .14, after which the pocket is'folded configurationthereof. The opposite edges which are suboptional indown against the insole and the'entire appliance is positioned within the shoe. When the shoe is placed upon the foot, the pad will normally conform to the instep and, due to the firm wall 18, will support the broken down bones. When pressure is placed upon the insole and its pad, the firm Wall will act to maintain the pad in. the sectional position shown in Fig. i and will thereby throw the weight of the body upon the outer edge of the foot, at the same time causing this weight to inflate the pad toward the firm wall 18. This will act to automatically apply pressure upon the weakened arch structure and will, in time, strengthen and rebuild the weakened parts.

It will thus be seen that the arch support here provided is simple in its construction and will effectively and positively produce a correctlve action upon the weakened foot arch. I

While I have shown the preferred form of my arch support as now known to me, it is 1. An arch support comprising a flexible insole, a pocket attached along the inner edge of the insole and adapted to swing outwardly for the insertion of a pneumatic pad, and a pneumatic pad in-said pocket;

so that the pocket containing the pad swings under the insole and produces an arch support, said support being highest at its longitudinal center and inner edge.

2. An arch support comprising a flexible insole, a pocket attached along the inner edge of the insole and adapted to swing outwardly for. the insertion of a pad, and a pad removably inserted in said pocket.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.


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US2477588 *Feb 8, 1946Aug 2, 1949Dumm George HHydraulic insole
US5416988 *Apr 23, 1993May 23, 1995Nike, Inc.Customized fit shoe and bladder therefor
U.S. Classification36/153
Cooperative ClassificationA43B17/03