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Publication numberUS1843493 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1932
Filing dateSep 15, 1930
Priority dateDec 24, 1929
Publication numberUS 1843493 A, US 1843493A, US-A-1843493, US1843493 A, US1843493A
InventorsOscar Pfeifenbring
Original AssigneeOscar Pfeifenbring
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for raisedly standing and stepping
US 1843493 A
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SUPPORT FOR RAISEDLY STANDING AND STEPPING Filed Sept. 15, 1930 /n VEIUOPI @Am 7 Patented Feb. 2, 1932 OSCAR PFEIFENBRING, onnnnmnennraenir SUPPORT FOB- anrsnnnr srANnrnG'AnnsrErrmG' I j Application filed. September 15, 1930, Serial master/9, and n1 Germany Iiecembe'r 24, 1929. '1

This invention relates to a support for raisedly standing and stepping, the said support being designed to raise the standpomt of the user by 15 to 30 centimeters and even {5 more, so that a person of small figure or a non-adult when as looker-on being among a crowd of people, for instance at sporting arrangements, in a plain-air theatre, at circus performances or at any other public arrange ments, will have the possibility to enjoy the advantages of taller grown persons.

This invention pertains to that known class of supports for raisedly standing and stepping, which consist of a plate fixed to the sole of a shoe and having standards secure to it. These known supports have, however, the disadvantage that stepping with them and standing upon them is very uncomfortable, and that in the case of a person having to step from one place to another, which sometimes will be necessary though distances to walk over may be not great at all, upsetting will take place and the said upsetting will be all the more perceivable, the higher the support. According to the present invention,

this disadvantage is overcome by the standards carrying at their free extremity a steel band made endless and interchangeable.

- The said endless made steel band is preferably of oval shape and has one of its fiat made sides fixed to the lower end of the standards, and the other one positioned upon the ground. For the purpose of increasing stability, the said steel band may be made broader than the shoe.

Further, it is known that a device equipped with springs having. oval shapeis old; but.

the said device is in reality not a support I proper for standing and stepping, owing to the fact that the springs are fastened directly to sole and heel respectively, the known arrangement serving but the purpose to accelerate walking without fatiguing the human body, and no regard being paid to raise up the supporting point of the user. It is, therefore, obvious that the object in view of this known device is a quite different one. It must be admitted, however, that the prescut invention has for its object to have stepping accelerated too, but merely in conneccan beinade shorter in length. 'is obtained by the steel bands being of endtion with elevation'of'the supporting point.

According to this invention, a supporthas been provided which,'owing to its shook absorption, contributeson the one hand to a more comfortable-standing upon a solid supporting point, and which, on the other hand, renders comfortable moving forward on occasions spoken of above',-without it being necessary to exceptionally accelerate the said advancing movements. Thus, the object of this invention complies with all requirements to be performed by a support for raisedly standing and 'stepping',the said requirementsconsisting, on the one hand, in rendering standing elastical and more yielding but not fatiguing, and on the other hand, in not permitting a too quickly moving stop and producing'shocks. The resilient effect of the steel band'exerted in horizontal position as well as invertical' position, is in the present instance, a considerable one and contributes to effectively'raise the supporting point u'p to a determinate ex'tent so that the rigid standards This result less construction. 'The known resilient brackets which are fastened directlyv to the shoe, do not master at all the required height with respect to space-relation.

In the accompanying drawing is illus- 'tra't'ed'the preferred embodiment of the inventionin a side elevation. 7

Referring to the drawing, 1 designates a 'shoelof any suitable kind. The support allowing elevation of the standpoint, comprises the plate 2 and two standards 3 which are rigidly secured to said plate. The latter is fastened in any suitable manner to, respectively, sole and heel of the shoe, for instance by means of clamps l which are held in place by screw bolts 5. The said screw bolts are adapted for the reception of a socketwrench of any kind allowing operation of said clamps 4. In lieu of the said clamps,

there may be used any other retaining de- 9 vice. The lower ends of the standards 3 carry a resilient steel band 11, the said steel band being made endless and interchangeable. After loosening the nuts 12, the said steel band may be exchanged for another one. The steel band, the cross section of which is preferably of oval shape, has its one flat side fixed to the lower ends of the standards 3 and its other fiat made side 11a positioned on the ground. For the purpose of increasing stability, the said steel band 11 may be made broader than the shoe. When the device is not in use, the steel band occupies the position traced in black line, 13 but when a person is standing upon the same, the said steel band becomes compressed and occupies a position substantially as shown in the dotted line.

By arranging a device of the kind de- 15 scribed under a shoe and by setting a foot upon this device, the human body will be raised up suitably.

What I claim asnew is z- 1. A support for raisedly standing and stepping of the character described, comprising in combination with a plate to be fastened respectively to the sole and heel of a shoe, standards'secured to thesaid plate, and'a steel band secured to the lower ends of said standards, the said steel band being made endless and interchangeable;

2. A support for raisedly standing and stepping of-the character described, comprising in combination with a plate to be fas- 36 tened respectively to the sole and heel of a shoe, standards secured to the said plate, and an endless and interchangeable steel band of oval shape, one flat side of said steel band being fixed to the lower ends of said stand- 3 ards and the other flat side thereof positioned on the ground.

3. A support for raisedly standing and stepping of the character described, comprising in combination with a plate to be 40 fastened respectively tothe sole and. heel of a shoe, standards secured to the-said plate, and an endless and interchangeable steel band of oval shape, one flat side of said steel band being fixed to the lower ends of said stand- 15 ards and the other fiat side thereof positioned on the ground, the said steel band, for'the purpose of increasing stability, being made broader than the shoe.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

OSCAR PFEIFENBRING.

Referenced by
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US4133086 *Mar 23, 1977Jan 9, 1979Brennan John LPneumatic springing shoe
US4255822 *Oct 30, 1978Mar 17, 1981William DixonShoe holder adapters for stiff platform
US4492374 *Apr 21, 1981Jan 8, 1985David LekhtmanSporting and exercising spring shoe
US8617033 *Jan 30, 2009Dec 31, 2013Jeffrey David StewartExercise apparatuses and methods of using the same
US20110092339 *Jan 30, 2009Apr 21, 2011Jeffrey David StewartExercise apparatuses and methods of using the same
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/7.8, 623/29, 623/28
International ClassificationA63B25/00, A63B25/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63B25/06
European ClassificationA63B25/06