US 1694582 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 11, 1928.
M. E. CHRISTIANSON ARCH SUPPORTER Filed April 16, 1928 MEEhris ii a 115 an.
Patented Dec. 11, 1928.
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Application filed April 16, 1928. Serial No. 270,345.
The present invention is directed to improvements in arch supporters.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a device of this character so con- 'structed that it can be conveniently placed in a finished shoe in order to effectively support the arch ofthe foot.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character so constructed that, it can be adjusted from time to time in order to maintain the same in proper condition for effective service.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is eX- ceedingly simple in construction, durable, efficient in operation, and one which can be manufactured at a very small cost.
Another object of the invention is to provide means whereby the supporter can be fixed within the shoe to prevent accidental displacement thereof and insure proper disposition within the shoe.
While the drawing illustrates a preferred embodiment of the invention it is to be understood that in adapting the means to meet specific needs and requirements the design may be varied and such other changes in the minor details of construction 'may be resorted to within the scope of the invention as claimed, without departing from the spirit thereof.
For a full understanding ofthe invention and the merits thereof, reference is to be had to-the following description and the drawing hereto attached, in which,
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the device, partly broken away. i
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the device.
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view.
Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and designated in the several views of the drawing by like reference characters. 7
The supporter comprises a frame 1 formed from spring steel and comprising end bars 2 and side bars 3, the end bars being connected by a brace bar 4, and since the frame is cut from a single blank of sheet metal objectionable rivets and overlapped joints are eliminated.
' It will be observed thatthe end bars 2 of the frame are curved upwardly so as to conform to the interior shape of the shoe, it
being of course understood that the curved portions of the bars will engage the inner side of a shoe, whether for the right or left foot. As shown in the drawing, the sup porter is used in connection with a shoe for the right foot. j p
- A sheet of elastic webbing 5 is employed and is folded around the frame and has its overlapped ends secured by a buckle, or
other suitable securing device 6, and owing to the presence of the buckle, it will be obvious that the web can be adjusted upon diminution of its supporting capacity, and since this web is supported by the frame the supporter will have yielding characteristics to add to the comfort'of the users The end bars 2 are preferably provided with perforations 7 in which securing dc vices may be engaged for securingthe supporter to the insole of a shoe to assure the proper disposition thereof.
It will be obvious that when the supporter is in place the pressure imposed thereon will tend to stretch the web 5, but owing to the presence of the buckle 6 the web can be adjusted from time to time to impart to the web proper tension to efiectively support the arch. o c I From the foregoing, it is thought that the construction and operation and many advantages of the herein describedinvention will beapparent to those skilled in the art, with out further description, and it will be understood that various changes in the size, shape and proportion and minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, I
claim 1. An arch supporter comprising a resilient frame, an elastic web folded around the frame and means. for adjustably connecting the ends of the web.
2. An arch supporter comprising a frame including end and side bars, said end bars being curve-d for a portion of their length,
and a web of elastic material enveloping the frame and having its ends adjustably connected. I j
8. An arch supporter comprising a resilient sheet metal frame including end bars, and integrally connected side bars, an intermediate bar connecting the end bars, a strip of elastic webbing enveloping the frame and outwardly for a portion of their length, a having overlapped ends, and means for adstrip of elastic ebbing engaged with the 10 justably connecting the overlapped ends. side bars of the frame and means for con- 4. An arch supporter comprising a resilinecting the ends of the Web to permit ad 5 ent sheet metal frame including integrally justment thereof. a
connected end bars and side bars, and an. In testimony whereof I aflix my signature. intermediate bar connecting the end bars, i the side bars being curved upwardly and MILTON CHRISTIANSON- J