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Publication numberUS1730466 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 8, 1929
Filing dateDec 31, 1926
Priority dateDec 31, 1926
Publication numberUS 1730466 A, US 1730466A, US-A-1730466, US1730466 A, US1730466A
InventorsJoseph A Mallott
Original AssigneeJoseph A Mallott
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Insole
US 1730466 A
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INSOLE Filed Deo.' 51. 192e zg/@Mayu ATTO R N EY Patented Oca 85, 192e 'i Josnrn A. Marmora', or snn'rrnn, WASHINGTON INSOLE Application med neoember 31, 1926. serial No; 158,280.

This invention relates to an insole, the general object of the-invention being to provide the sole ,with means for supporting parts of the foot, after the manner of metal archsupporters and to so form the sole that it can manufactured to sell at a much lower cost than can the metal arch supporters.

A further object of the invention is to make the device from absorbent paper or pulp and to provide it with antiseptic properties.

This invention also consists in certain other features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts to be hereinafter fully described, illustrate in the accompanyin drawings and specilically pointed out in t e appended claim.

In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying draw-A ings wherein like charactersdenote like'or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which 1 Figure l is a plan view of the device, showing portions of the foot in dotted lines thereon.

Figure 2 is a side view.

Figure 3 is a section on line 3--3 of Figure l.

- Figure 4 is a. section on line 4--4 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Figure 1.

Figure 6 is an end view.

In these views, 6 indicates the pad whichis n formed of absorbent paperor pulp and has ties. lAdjacent the front portion of the pad,`

incorporated therein any well known materials which will give it antiseptic properaNb curved rib or raised portion 7 is formed which extends transversely across the pad4 or sole and is so arranged that it will lit in the space beneath the toes. The `inner side is provided with an upwardly extending flange v8 which forms an arch support and a substantially .egg-shaped enlargement 9 is formed about the middle of the pad slightly in advance'f the instep portion to form a support for themetatarsus arch. l

From the foregoing, it will be seen that I have rovded an inner 'sole which can be manu actured to sell at low cost so that it can be thrown away after one or two days use, and one which will support dierent portions of the foot. By'makmg it of absorbent materlal, it will collect moisture from the foot and thus will keep the bottom o f the feet dry and warm. By ineor oratin medicinal material in the soleor parli it wil have antiseptic properties. The pad can be made of any desired thickness so that it will conform with the foot on which it is to be used and.

as the foot improves, the pad can be changed and another one substituted which is made o onform to the improved condition of the yIt is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readil apparent;

I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination-,and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fallwithin the scope of the appended clalm.

What I claim is An insole comprising a pad formed of absorbent material and having a central enlargement thereon forming a support for the metatarsus arch, an upwardly extending flange at one side thereof forming an arch support, a rib extending transversely across the-front end of the pad `in an irregular line to lill thespace under the toes, said rib bein V gradually reduced in thickness from one en thereof throughout its entire length, and medicinal material incorporated in the pad. In testimony whereof I alix my signature.

- JOSEPH A. MALLOTII.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/140, D02/961, 36/44
International ClassificationA43B7/22
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/142, A43B7/145, A43B7/22, A43B7/1445
European ClassificationA43B7/14A20M, A43B7/14A20P, A43B7/14A20A, A43B7/22