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Publication numberUS1686034 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1928
Filing dateApr 15, 1925
Priority dateApr 15, 1925
Publication numberUS 1686034 A, US 1686034A, US-A-1686034, US1686034 A, US1686034A
InventorsRoser Mathias F
Original AssigneeRoser Mathias F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Arch support
US 1686034 A
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Oct. 2, 192s. 1,686,034

M. F. RCSER v ARCH` SUPPORT Filed April l5, 1925 INVENTOR MA-rHms E East:

yPatented Oct. 2l, 1928.v

,fUfNrTEfi STATES ,v y L p animee: OF mmm', i

' invention relates" tov` afnew and useful improvement in an' ar'olr support, Whi'elrise ad'- 5 support to gradually rais'ethe arch of hisA 'support toengagethe foot at'diierent eleva-1 ti'enS`,-t-he' raising ofthe arch' t'oi 'the' difere'nt elevations"l being aeemplishednby rn-anual `ieratien ofthe' Wea-rer; s that the wearer ,10 may gradually aecustoni his foot to' the ele-V pppn-'a4 longitudialhnd lateral shifting;

@ther obj'eetsI willappearhereinafter.;v The invention Consists intleeombinatiohs i'nlexed"conditioner.

lFig. 4 is a seetionalvie-W ntaken on tional-view taflienr nsubstanti'aflly with parte removed-.fe

"Which-is eccentric; Asshownin' Fig, .7, this Fig. 3 is ar se'etion'l'vi'ewtaken on substanf' Iisza metall-ie plate 21,these' screws projecting' f vthrugh-y enlargedopeningsx 2U@ ijorm'ed in the v i Y y plates 9 eind/ 21'. 'Ehie plj'alte 2,1,vis 'providfe'dyvl tiilly'l-inele-l of Figi, Wlthf afpafrt refmeved. Y Figi-51 ijs-1a;l fbottoripl-a'ir View oir? ailmodiied Zing adapted forfengaging the" instep of Ithe .footwhe'n in ursefgl In the form shown i7nFi`g.V

plate 8`, WhichiS-preferzbly made-fromv som/e v resilientffmeta'l Suitablerivets, orvscreivs, y

serve toretailvthegpliieupon the plate 7, the rearuogthe plate Sbei'ng secured at its theV plate'7,;as' at 63,4130 avoid havv any' supporting zatta,ehrnent under .the f I heelof the user: adjusting plateQ vis mounted upon' th-e-pl'ates'Sanfd 7 by the'rivets '10,' and 11,' the plate 9, at the end through relatively to the rei-nforeingfv plate' 8 andthe Yflexible-plate 7.5 Projeetedthrough the Aplate and the rein'forcing plate? 8, at the rear end thereof, is af-riveft or bolt 1% VThe plate 9 is Vprovided Wthla bead 13,2115 itsrea-riend on the .outervsurfae thereof; Adjacent the rear end.l

there i's forineclinfthe :plate Qa'n Qpeningplc opening .14Y iS formedV eccentric .andlstruek throgheiltzt'he-mejQrportionon a trueeitele,

the ope'ningbeing4 oi such formation afs would I and their slightly bulged at, on'e,side, bulge Would'fbe as' shewn; in Fig. 7, at thelat# eralily extending side; 142i, VRota/tabl?posi-` ti-onedlona rivetorbol-, 12 isa dise 15,-Which *Y hasteeth'f16x formed oni-ts periphery, adapted Vfor,'enga;, geme' ntwith thedpawlP 17,- Which isf mountednon the plate' 9; The dise 15 is con- Centrieally `rnounted-on the `bolt orriret l`12 Jandis provided on its nndersurface with acirv ciu-larbots18g-Whichiseceentrie.relatively to' the rivet-,or bolt 12 andlvadapted fpr engaging in the opening form-ed in the plate 9.v The open-ing;, en aecountof the bu'lge 14S',

y slightly larger than the ldiameter of the boss v, l 1e asfShoWn-jinxFig.-1,witha plurality of 'tongues 22; along its-,marginal edges, the'se tongues Ibel, the tongues- 22` are' formedfofa lpiece of', ,i

and' 8- by the rivets orlserews 19k aiidffl; Sen oured'tothe plate 9, by af screw 23 al'soj pro `22iareformedfrom a separate 'pieeeof'vnetalg Y i v which the'rivetslO-'and l'Lproj'e/,eabeingexed 1.0'5", jected through ,an enlargedv the l platesi-21`and 9is a Strip of reinforeing metal?.

the islwith the upturned portion against the separate piece of metal slightly within the' base of thetongues 22. The other i end of the strip24 is u pturned as and in engagement with the plate 8.

The structure is such that, upon thevtnrn-V@ ing of the disc 15, in the direction indicated by the arrows in Fig. Land in Fig. 1, the p a te 9 will be shifted longitudinally in the direction indicated by the arrow'vl9, so as to be moved directly rearwardly ofthe plate 8 andthe plate f8 buckligsuiciently topermit-its movement. After lthe rearward move- Vment of'fthelplate 9,=a. transverse movement the direction of the arrow 9 is had, so that thefplate) ismoved into the'positionshown iird'otted lines infFigs.1 and 7 .j i This movei ment of the plate 9 relatively to the plate 8 'ing ltsrear end.Av Ther effects the'fiexingof the'plate 8' and the plate ingv to late 9, at the same time,

exerts a'pushinge, ect on vthe plate 8 at'the screw 10, tending to push theforward .end of the plate 8 away from `the rearwardv end. This 1 movement results inV a lflexing longi- Y' Wwthdinaly and transversely.r of the plates, so

that, as the plates are buckled te produce the v curved-effect at' the centerthereof, which.V is

j hown in Fig. 2,' the'plates are also curved f slightly transversely to conform more accurately to the shape f the foot. 'This movement is effected because ofthe formation-of the opening 14 and the formation and mounte ing of Vthe boss 18. With this movement, an

admetable arch supportis provided, which is adapted' for conforming accurately tovthe "contourof 'the foot in lits varying degrees of adjustment.; the anglaty varyingy amb of the: archris had'.

1 iInr thef'modified formjIfhave shownthe -iiso provided with af'pair of connecting and mounted on the undersurfacefofthefplate* 8.." The Vstrip B01-is conu' -pivotally by the rivet 31 andthe strip is 'connectedfixedlv'by the rivetsY y32 and j, 32'11* The ends of the strips 29 and30 are pivoted'together byan eccentri'chaving a lever f f V''proj'eating therefrom; Upon ajswinging i Y 6ak i (if. this lever, the l loose ends" ofthe strips 29 fand 30 are brought into lcloserrelation to: each e lnforcing plate, said adjusting platebeing ,othe'r-toeffect a' HeXing of' the plate 8. cA movmentiof the lever in the opposite direction serves to restore the plate to itsfiattened position. Holes 34 are provided in the plate 8', in which a stud projectingfrom thelever 533 may-engage,to retainv theA members in their adjusted positions. e Ifro-operating with `the stud,` serve the same function as the -pawl 17 cooperatingwith the teethl on the disc 15. In this arrangement, 'thereis present the same pushing `andpull- The adjusting holes 34,

vscrews may be replaced by rivets:

*Patent is: '1


ing'effect, shown in, the preferre(i"` form. In the modified form each of the yplates 29 andV 30 is provided with an opening 29 and i 30 respectively in which engages the eccentricvshapcd bos's'wliich is mounted on the lever 33. v

As shown in the screws 19, 20Jand 23 are used.V These screws forms, in Figs. 1', 2 and 3, y

may be used for adjusting purposes as well asthe eccentric boss 18.* VA threading of the screws-into thev plate 8 Vwill effect a Vfurther fiexing of the plate 8 inasmuch', as the pl'ate9 isfdrawn into? closer proximity; and thev arch increased in this plate 9'. .a, .1 If-desired, the screws :mentioned may-be dispensed with and the auXiliarya-djustment, .justv described, also dispensed with Aloyad,- justing the arch to the desired degree -offlexing in the manufacture.4 In suchaacase `the showvng in Fig.' 5,-thel screws 65- andf6 'serving to effect the: additional adjustment. n These yscrews may also be eliminated and replaced v by rivets', if'desired. i In either, case whereV rivets are used, theholes 20through `which the lrivets .are projected through the plate19 are vformed suiiicientlyglargewto.permit of a v slight play so thatthe necessaryfrelativev` 1' morement between theplates 18' and "9 may be In theV formshown in Eig'. 5,V it will be noted that the 'end fof the platev30f isterminated .on

substantially.'Yav straight. line asiat v@Las is also the Vendiofithe plate .8', as at. 64M. It will be noted:V that fthe plate. 9 is also-terminated at a slight angle to its longitudinal aXis, this Y `formationA of these plates being desirable to accommodate 'the arch =tov the contour of` thel 1 y shoei andV a proper `flexing,'r'elatively to g the foot.

- while@haveillustrated .anddescnbf the preferred form of struct-ure, I do not Avvshfto variations and modifications as-coine-within the scope'of the appendedclaims.1,1 'A

Having thus described my. invention, what and desire to secure byv Letters c f late ;--'an adjusting plate mounted on said rei fixed relatively yto said reinforcing plate; at one of'litsiends, the opposite end of said adjusting plate through said.- opening; ja, disc mounted concentrically onjsaid boltf; acircularz boss on the inner surfaceof said disc, eccentricalily of 'said bolt, adapted toengage' in said opening,

having anfopening provided a bolt projectedeccentricallyf;v

said adjusting.- pna being, adapted. to sex said reinforcing plate and` footg engaging 85 The screws mayalsokbe used in -the form plate in two directions upon the rotation of said disc in one direction.

A 2. An arch support of the class described, comprising: a flexible foot engaging plate; a reinforcing plate mounted on said foot engaging plate; an adjusting plate on Vsaid reinforcing plate, said adjusting plate being fixed relatively to said reinforcing plate, at one of its ends, the opposite end of said adjusting plate having an opening provided therein; a. bolt projected' eccentrically through said opening ;l a disc mounted concentrically kon said bolt; a circular boss onv plate, positioned between said reinforcing plate and said adjusting plate, and projects? ing outwardly fromione side thereof.

In testimony whereof, IV have signed Vthe foregoing"specification.

. MATHIAS F. Rosnn.

the inner surface 1vof said disc, eccentrically

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U.S. Classification36/161
International ClassificationA43B7/14
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/1465
European ClassificationA43B7/14A30R