US 1775013 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 2, 1930. G. G. YUGAWA 1,775,013
\ SHQE LACE 4ND FASTENING THEREFOR File'd June 7, 1929 WITNESSES 7 64-60796 azg 'gg zgyawa BY M ATTORNEYS I for. r Y 7 v 20 A still furtherobject of the present invenof .thedrawingsl- It will be noted that the 40 that the sameis illustrated in an oxford type pressedand held in tight frictional engage- 2 1 The lace forming part of t patentdlsepf- 2. 1930 ,1 r 1,775,013.
" Applicationfiledz l'une 7, 129.-=" seria1 no; 869,166.
This invention relates to Shoelaces and The eXtremitie'sof thelace which eXtend fastenings therefor. v fromthe top of theeyelets .12are adapted It is among the objects of the present intobe secure'dtogetherby a suitable clip- 14=.. vention to provide a'novel and improved clas The sides ofthe terminals of thelace 'are V 5 tic'shoe lace, by the useof which asubstanangularly cut, as shown in Fig. ywhereby .55 I j tiallyiresilient closure for a shoe upper is a pointed extremity is provided which will I I provided. assist in theextension ;of the-lace through" V A'further object of the presentinventi-on the eyelets 12. is to provide a-shoe lace of the class described, By referring more, particularly to-Figs. 2 10 the ends of which are cut to provide termiand lfofthe drawings, it 'will be seenthat nals which maybe easily threaded through the lacing 11 includesyasmooth under-surthe' conventional eyelets of a shoe upper. face, the cross section thereof being substan- A still further object of the present inventiallyrectangular while the upper surface tion is to provide a shoe lace of the class of thelaceis provided with a pluralityf'of 15 described, which includes a corrugated'surlongitudinally extending ribs'15 which serve 6 face whereby longitudinally extending rein- .thedual purpose of materially strengthening V forcing ribs are provided for. the lace vand the lacing'and, at-thesame-time, providing 7 V whereby a simulation of fabric is provided forasiinulation of fabric,1the latter purpose of 'thelacing being well illustrated in Fig. 1 tion is to provide'a novel and improvedlaclongitudinal extension of the ribs 15 proing clip which may be used to secure resilient .vides for the prevention of undue stretching V I V lacings together to obviate the necessity of and breaking at angulartwists in the lacing. tying. v 5 It will be furthernoted, asseen in 'Fig. 2, Other objects and features of the'present in the securing of the ends of the lacing toinventionwill beapparent from a'considera gether. the corrugations ofthe underlying tion of the following specification taken in portions of the lacing provides'for afriction' conjunction with the accompanying drawgrip with the smooth under surface ofthe ings, in which I Y 1 overlying portion of the lacing. V 7 Figure l is atop plan View of a shoe em- By referring'moreparticularly to Figs. 2 bodying the present invention; iv e and 3, thepresent invention includes thepro Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on lines 2,2 I vision of a novel and improved'means for of Fig 1; I j I V g securing the extremities. of thelacing. t0.-
' Fig. 3 is a sectional View taken on lines 3-'3 getherh The clip, as seen, in Fig. 2', includes of Fig. 2, and g a'substantially U-shaped bendablebody." The $5 Fig. 4 is a detail plan view of 'a' portion contacting portions of'the extremities of the :of the lace. i 7 lace are adapted to be received between-the In connection. with the present invention. legs of the U, and by bending theIclip,'the it will be seen by referringto the drawings, adjoining sections ofthe lace may "be" de-' shoe indicated bythenumeral 10. It will be ment as shown in Fig. 3. For securing thef understood, of course,1that the lace maybe legs of the U in the bended or gripping porused in conjunction with various types of tion shown in Fig.3, the forward extremity shoes either for men orwomen. of, one leg is provided with an inwardly eX,--
he present inventending detent 16, which is adapted ,to cotion, indicated by the numeral 11, is formed operate with and be received in an aperture 1 of resilient material, such as rubber or its 17 in the opposite leg, whereby whenthe deequivalent, and is arranged through the'jeyevice is in gripping position, the same may be" i lets 12 of the shoe upper13 inany cenvenlocked therein by the engagement of the'de- 5 tional manner. tent 16in the, aperture 17. .9
p In theuse of the present invention, it Will bereadilyseen that the lace 11 may beinvlents may be resorted to from the spirit or scope of serted through the eyelets 12 in the conventional mannerand that after properly adjusting the same the clip 14 may be utilized for securing the extremities of the lace together; I The shoe may then beplaced upon the foot, the resiliency of the elastic lace providing for a separation of the co-operatings edges of the upper of the shoe to permit the footto be inserted into the shoe. The resiliency of the rubber also providesa return of the co-operating edges of the upper to secure the shoe on the foot andfto provide a resilient closure forthe upper.
rorn the foregoing it will be readily seen that the present and improved lace and clip therefor.
It will be understood that the present invention' is not confined to the specific details herein'disclosed but that numerous changes and modifications and the full use ofequiva- Without departing the present invention as outlined in the appendedclaim. What is claimed is: i As an article of manufacture, ashoe lace formed entirely of solid elasticmaterial and being substantially rectangular in cross section, one surface of said lace including longi- 'tudinallysextending'ribs formed to simulate a conventional fabric lace, the ends of said lacebeingangularly cutto provideipointed lacing terminals.
7 GEORGE GIJ U YUGAWA.
invention provides a novel