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Publication numberUS1302760 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 6, 1919
Filing dateJan 16, 1919
Priority dateJan 16, 1919
Publication numberUS 1302760 A, US 1302760A, US-A-1302760, US1302760 A, US1302760A
InventorsAlexander E Block
Original AssigneeAlexander E Block
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1302760 A
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Patented May 6, 1919.


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Tooll'whom it may concern:

Be it known thatI, ALEXANDER E. BLOCK, a-citi'zen of the United States, residing at St. Louis, State of certain new and useful Improvements in Foot-Supporters, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawin y invention relates to improvements in foot supporters and has provide a flexible insole-member, to be Worn 1n and loosely seated in a shoe with means d ll . sole-member 7 stitching h ll? specific adjustments.

sert hav ng for elevating the insole-member at specific points in a region requiring elevation over ageneral area, and a definitely increased elevation at a'.point within thatarea; the novelty of my invention consisting in the means employed to efl'ect such general and In the drawings- Figured is a longitudinal elevation of the primary insert member employed to elevate a particular zone or region of the foot, with a secondary insert in place thereon.

Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view or the same, taken on the line 2 2 of ig. 3 is a bottom-plan view of the primary insert. l

Fig. 4 is a plan view of the insole-member With'two of the two-part insertions illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 in place. Fig.5 is a fragmental perspective view of the forward pdrtion of the structure illustrated in Fig. 4, the pockets-and their insertions being shown in section. Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the prong 13.

The drawings deplct an insole-member 7 beneath which a longitudinal arch pocket. is formed by a flap member 7 by the line of stitching 16, and a pocket beneath the wearer anterior metatarsal arch is formed by the ap 9, the last named pocket being tubular and open at both ends; the flap 9 being secured to the in- 7 by the two marginal lines of 1 A primary insert or; filling member 11 is contoured to fit in either'pocket (see Fig. 4) and is provided, at a point between its longitudinal center and one a hump or projection 12. 12 may be 10 or be ject being The projection permanently secured'to the insert m a broad sense toemploy an ina hump so located that by re- I Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed January 16, 1919. Serial No. 271,418.

Missouri, have invented for its object to 1 .the edges of f the f longitudinal pocket may be 8, secured to the insole tudinal center and either of saidpoekets. of its ends with made integral therewith, my ob-" versing the insert, end for end, in the pocket wherein it is mounted, .two diflerent high points of support areprovided by the single insert or filling member.

But in the preferred embodiment which ably mounted upon the primary insert 10,

and thisI accomplish by the vertical slot 11 Patented May 6, 1919.

of the slot 11, enabling the prong 13 to bite against the longitudinal slipping of the hump 12 in relation to the insert 10. The relationship of the pockets to the insole member 7 will be determined by the arch oot requiring-treatment. Thus the located under either the inner or outer longitudinal arch, or pockets may be provided for each. The insert may be used indifierently in either of the several ockets with porter is provi ed, and is reversible, end for end, in whichever pocket it me. for the purpose of the hump 12 into a changed position with reference to the length of the pocket in which it is seated, without disturbing its position with reference to the length of the insert upon which it is mounted.

Having thus described by invention, what claim as new'and desire to have secured to me by the grant of Letters Patent, is-- In a foot supporter, member provided with apoeket; and an i11 sert having a' hump between its longitudinal center and one of its ends, reversibly seated in said pocket. 7 p 2. In a foot supporter, a flexible insolemember having a pluralitg of pockets, and an insert having a hump etween its longitobe sert is adapted I reversely seated in 3. In a foot supporter, member; a pocket formed on said insolemember; and a two-part insert adapted to beheld in and by said pocket and comprising a primary insert," a secondary insert,and

means for, engaging said inserts with each the slot 11 and thus providea flexible insole-4 one of its ends, which in: v

a flexible insole-- SIS be located,

adapted to be ably holding the insert other at any insert. 4. In a foot supporter, a flexible insole member; a reversible insert having between its longitudinal center and one of its ends; and frictional means for detachto theinsole.

5. In a foot supporter, a flexible insole member a two-part insert comprising a primary insert and a secondary insert detachably mounted on the upper face of the primary insert between the longitudinal center and one end of said primary insert; and means for detachably holding the insert in place upon the insoler -6. In a foot supporter, a flexible insole desired point between the longitudinal center and one end of the primary tio'n along the length of tional means for removablv holding the ira hump" member; an insert having a hump arranged to be shifted and temporarily held in posithe insert; and fricsert to'the insole.

7. In a foot supporter, a flexible insolemember provided with a pocket; a primary insert having a longitudinal slot; and a secondary insert provided with a prong, said prong having a flattened terminal to engage with the wall of said slot and Whose width is slightly greater than the width of said slot.

In testimony whereof hereunto afiix my signature.


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US4045886 *Jun 22, 1976Sep 6, 1977Katsuhisa TerasakiMeans for reducing fatigue from wearing footgear
U.S. Classification36/162
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/22