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Publication numberUS1527111 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1925
Filing dateMar 15, 1924
Priority dateMar 15, 1924
Publication numberUS 1527111 A, US 1527111A, US-A-1527111, US1527111 A, US1527111A
InventorsTheodore Bauman
Original AssigneeTheodore Bauman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe fastener
US 1527111 A
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Feb. 17. 19.25. 1,527,111

T. BAUMAN SHOFASTENER Filed March l5, 1924,

invented new and useful Improvements in I the invention furtheriinclndes the followf Parental Feb. 17, 15925'.


PATENT carica.


p SHOE ras'rnmra. Appnntion :neal march it, 1924. serial no. 699,487.

To all, 'whom may concern:

Be it known that I, Tianonoan BAUMAN, La citinen of the Republic of Switzerland,

'residing at Milwaukee, in the county of' Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have which maybe readily and securely attached toashoe. .Y i,

' With the above 'and other objects'in view,

ing novel features and details ofv construction, to be hereinafter more fully described,

illustrated in the' accompan ing drawings and pointed out in the appen ed claim.

In the drawings Figure'l Vis a perspective view looking at the front of a shoe with-thennvention applied, some of the fastening devices being open.

Figure 2 is an enlarged section on the line 2--2 ofiFigure 1.

. Figure 3ds a detail perspective viewgof the permanentmember of the fasteningdevice.

Figure 4 is a similar view of the detach able member.

. Referring to the drawings in detail wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the reference character 1.0

indicates a shoe, the upper ,of which 1s shown as separated after the manner of the ordinary laced shoe but it is of course obvious that the invention may be applied to i different types of Shoes. The invention 'which is designed for ,the purpose of providing a shoe fastening means, comprises an elastic loop 11 which 1s' desi ed to connect the adjacent ed s 'of the s oe upper and to"be so attache to the shoe that it may be renewed'when necessary. For this purpose there is secured along one edge of the upper be quickly what will be hereinafter referred to as permanent attaching devices 12. These devices are provided with penetrating point-s 13 which are adapted to be passed through the upper and to have their extremities bent over or upset as shown' at 14, whereby the devices will be securely and permanently,

held in place. These devices are provided with transversely disposed' openings 15 having restricted entrance slots 16, so that the elastic band ,11 may be inserted through these slots and retained within the openings 15 against accidental displacement.

The reference character 17 indicates what will be hereinafter termed detachable fastening devices, the latter being of hollow `construction and provided "upon their under faces with openings 18 which are substantially key-hole shaped. That is, these openings liave an enlarged end and a restricted end, the former being adapted for the passage of headed studs 19, while the latterl receive the Shanks of these studswith the heads of the studs within the hollow detachable members. The elastic loops 11 are attached' to the members 17 and for this purpose the said members are provided with restricted entrance slots 20which communicate with'the large end of the openins 18,' so that the loops 11 may be removabljy inserted through the slots into these openlings. The member l? may thus be engaged Yover the headed studs 19 and the elasticloops will act to prevent accidentalV disengagement. The headed studs 19 may eX- tend from plates 21, the latter having pene-4 trating. p'oints 22.which are passed through the shoe upper and bent over lor upset after the manner of the penetrating points 13..y

It will be apparent fromthe foregoing" description and accompanying drawings that the invention provides a simple,- ecos" nomical and easily manipulated fastening devicefor shoes, the characterof the'del-Tv vice beingvsuch that itl may befreadly newed. A In addition, the devices 12,-and-1'4 maybe of any suitable size andshape andil` may be made of any suitable attractive ,maffl teria] so as to add to the attractiveness of i the shoe as well as fastening means.

provide a convenient y f 5"1109 The invention is susceptible' ofvanous changes in. its form, proportions and minori details of construction andthe right is here# Y 'j in reserved to make such changes as properly fall Within the scope of the appended claim.

Having described the invention what fr claimed' w A shoeeetener of the character described comprising'a,plurality of permanent fastening devices'secured to one side of :t shoe upper and having their inner edges transversely disposed and providing a rcefricted entrance slot, detachably connected resilient loop memberepassing vthrough the respective slots aty one endfeffimrality of hollow detachable fastening devices having substantially key hole slots in the undersides thereof and receiving the opposite ends of the resilient loop members Within a restricted entrance slot adjacent the enlarged portions of the key hole Slot and a. plurality of headed studs secured to the opposite sides of the shoe upper and adaptedr to receive the hollow detachable fastening -devices thereon.

In testimony whereof I aix my signature.


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US5295315 *Aug 30, 1990Mar 22, 1994Asics CorporationShoe fastening device and plate-shaped member thereof
US6662413May 2, 2002Dec 16, 2003Cosco Management, Inc.Harness retainer with limited-travel button
EP0330378A2 *Feb 16, 1989Aug 30, 1989Asics CorporationShoe fastening device and plate-shaped member thereof
U.S. Classification24/685, 24/697.1, 24/701
International ClassificationA43C11/22, A43C11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C11/22
European ClassificationA43C11/22