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Publication numberUS1465233 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 14, 1923
Filing dateAug 19, 1921
Priority dateAug 19, 1921
Publication numberUS 1465233 A, US 1465233A, US-A-1465233, US1465233 A, US1465233A
InventorsAbraham Posner
Original AssigneeAbraham Posner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fashioned ankle and arch support
US 1465233 A
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A. PosNER FASHIONED ANKLE AND ARCH SUPPORT Aug. 14,. 1923 Filed Aug. 19. 1921 INVE/VTO ABRAHAM Po s/vER WITNESSES rarest ABRAHAM POSNER, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

.FASH IONED Application fi1ed August 19, 1521. Serial No. 493 558.

To all to 7mm it may concern:

Be it known that I, ABRAHAM. PosNnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Fashioned Ankle and Arch Support, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. a

The invention relates to boots and shoes, and its object is to provide a new and improved fashioned ankle and arch support,

more specially designed for insertion in boots or shoes of standard *makes and sizes and fashioned according to the human foot to provide an aid' for the same, particularly when the wearer. is'eXercising, Walking, climbing, golfing, skating, or indulging in other sports liable to strain the foot.

Another object is to provide a special support for the ankle bone.-

Another object is to sustain the arch of the foot. 7

Another object is to permit of fashioning and applying the ankle and arch support to deformed feet.

With these and other objects in View the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as hereinafter shown and described and then specifically pointed out in the claims.

A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in. all the views.

F igure 1 is a plan view of the blank from. which the improved ankle and arch sup port is made.

Figure '2 is a side elevation of the improved ankle and arch support in position in a shoe, the latter being shown in section.

Figure 3 is a rear endelevation ofthe improved ankle and arch support in position on a foot.

Figure 4 is a side elevation of the same.

Figure 5 is a cross-section of the same on theline of Figure 4:.

The improved. ankle and arch support is made from a single piece of leather, sheet metal, or other suitable sheet material andis fashioned according tov normal foot over a suitable last thereof, but if desired, the ankle and arch support may be fashioned over a corresponding last for a deformed foot.-

Mainly, however, the ankle and arch sup 111] iii;- JH SUPPGRT.

port is to be fashioned overstandard lasts of all makes and sizes to permit of readily inserting the ankle and arch support n standard boots and vshoes. The anl le arch support comprises a base 10, sales and 12, and a back 13 integrally connecting the sides 11 and 12 with each other at their lower portions, so to leave the upper per tions of the sides free and u atti lied to permit freedom of the foot when e e .ising. The side 11 rises integrally from the .ch of the base 10 and the lower end of the .otherside 19 is provided with an inwardly extending flange l-l overlying and fastened to the base 10 and the back E- uroi it. or with a flange 15 forming a continuation oi the flange 1% and likewise overlying and be info, secured to the base 10 the rear the eof. The fastening means employed for fas tenina the flanges 14; and lo'to the base 10 be rivets, or similar fastening devices, or the flanges may be fastened by glue, cement, or other adhesive substances to the base 10.

The sides 11 and 12 are provided with depressions 20 and 21 for accommodating; the ankle bone of the foot. The arch of the base 10 is preferably reinforced eithe by thickening the material at this port or by attaching a separate reinforcing piece to the arch. It is understood that in ease the improved ankle and arch support is made of leather, it willv be necessary m reinforce the arch by a separate pie e, but in case the ankle and arch support is made of metal, the latter may be thickened correspondingly at thearch.

In the manufacture of the ankle and arch support, the sheet material is cut out to form a blank as shown in Figure 1, and case the blank is made of leather or a similar material, 'then it is dampened and. pressed by suitable dies onto a standard last of a corresponding" size to fashion the and ankle and arch support according to :1. nor-.

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and shoes of standard makes it is evident that the ankle and arch support may be fashioned over a last for a deformed foot.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. As an article of manufacture an ankle and arch support fashioned from a single piece of material and comprisinga base adapted to rest on the sole of a boot or shoe, a back, and sides integrally connected with each other by the said back one side extending integrally from. one side of the base the entire length thereof, the lower front portion of said side gradually decreasing in height, the other side terminating approximately at the center of length of the base and it and the said back being provided at their lower ends with an in wardly extending flange secured to the said base.

2. As an article of manufacture an ankle and arch support fashioned from a single piece of material and comprising a base adapted to rest on the sole of a boot or she's, a back, and sides integrally connected with each other by the said back and disconnected with each at their rear npper portions, one side extending" integrally from one side or" the base the entire length thereof the lower front portionof said side grad ually decreasing in height, the other side terminating approximately at the center of length of the'base and the said baelrlbeingj 3. As an article of manufacture, an'inkle and arch support formed 7 piece of; material and comp sing a {base having its arc-h portion thickenedy a bacl; and sides integrally conne-c'ed with each other by the back andjhaving their 1 rear upper portions disconnected, ene side e2;-

tending integrally. fronr one side of the base the entire length thereof; the iewer front portion of saidsidegradual'ly decreasr ing in height the otherf. ide terminatingiapproximately atthe center of length of the base and it and theiback provided, thci r lower ends with inwardly extending flans secured to the base;

AB AHAM rosiisn.

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US5501659 *Apr 11, 1994Mar 26, 1996Smith & Nephew Donjoy, Inc.Ankle brace
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US5868693 *Sep 10, 1997Feb 9, 1999Parker Medical Associates Limited PartnershipCustom-fitted athletic ankle brace
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EP0154680A1 *Nov 7, 1984Sep 18, 1985Gunter Dr. GrisarJoint sleeve
Classifications
U.S. Classification602/65, 602/66
International ClassificationA43B17/16, A43B17/00, A43B7/14, A43B7/20
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/14, A43B17/16, A43B7/20
European ClassificationA43B7/14, A43B17/16, A43B7/20