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Publication numberUS20020121750 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/796,510
Publication dateSep 5, 2002
Filing dateMar 2, 2001
Priority dateMar 2, 2001
Also published asDE20103777U1, US6450508
Publication number09796510, 796510, US 2002/0121750 A1, US 2002/121750 A1, US 20020121750 A1, US 20020121750A1, US 2002121750 A1, US 2002121750A1, US-A1-20020121750, US-A1-2002121750, US2002/0121750A1, US2002/121750A1, US20020121750 A1, US20020121750A1, US2002121750 A1, US2002121750A1
InventorsWei-Yen Chu
Original AssigneeWei-Yen Chu
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe for skating and walking
US 20020121750 A1
Abstract
The present invention relates to a shoe for walking and skating having a shoe, a locating plate, two locating members, two rollers and a brake. The shoe has a sole provided with a front and a rear holding grooves. The bottom of the locating plate includes a front and a rear locating frames respectively corresponding to the front and rear holding grooves. The locating members are respectively fixed in the front and the rear locating frames. Each of the locating members has a button at either side thereof for pushing a pivoting element to control the axial movement of a locating pin while a cap is used to fix the button, the pivoting element and the locating pin. Besides, a compression spring is interposed between the cap and the locating pin. Moreover, a mounting bar with an elongated groove is movable ups and downs and mounted on either side of the locating members. The rollers are mounted on the elongated grooves of the mounting bars. In addition, an upper and a lower locating holes are disposed at both sides thereof so that the locating pin can be inserted into either of the upper and a lower locating holes for fixing the rollers in place. The brake has a locating housing, a locating rod assembly and a braking piece. The locating housing together with the rear locating member is arranged in the rear locating frame. The braking piece outwardly projects or is hidden inside by means of the locating rod assembly together with an upper and a lower fixing hole.
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What is claimed is:
1. A shoe for walking and skating comprising:
a shoe having a sole provided with a front and a rear holding grooves;
a locating plate having a front and a rear locating frames at bottom thereof respectively corresponding to said front and rear holding grooves;
two locating members respectively fixed in said front and said rear locating frames, each of said locating members having a button at either side thereof for pushing a pivoting element to control the axial movement of a locating pin while a cap is used to fix said button, said pivoting element and said locating pin, a compression spring being interposed between said cap and said locating pin, a mounting bar with an elongated groove being movable ups and downs and mounted on either side of said locating members;
two rollers respectively mounted on said elongated grooves of said mounting bars, an upper and a lower locating holes being disposed at both sides thereof so that said locating pin can be inserted into either of said upper and said lower locating holes for fixing said rollers in place; and
a brake having a locating housing, a locating rod assembly and a braking piece, said locating housing together with said rear locating member being arranged in said rear locating frame while said braking piece outwardly projects or is hidden inside by means of said locating rod assembly together with an upper and a lower fixing hole.
2. The shoe for walking and skating as claimed in claim 1, wherein said sole is provided with a plurality of through holes at positions corresponding to each of said buttons and said locating rod assembly.
3. The shoe for walking and skating as claimed in claim 1, wherein said braking piece serving as a contact body with the ground is made of a high-abrasive plastic material.
4. The shoe for walking and skating as claimed in claim 1, wherein a compression spring is respectively arranged in said locating members and said locating housing of said brake.
5. The shoe for walking and skating as claimed in claim 1, wherein said locating rod assembly is composed of a sleeve, a spring and a fixing pin, and wherein said spring fitted to the inside of said sleeve supports against said fixing pin.
6. The shoe for walking and skating as claimed in claim 1, wherein said locating rod assembly is formed as a press switch.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a shoe for walking and skating whose sole can be kept clean and which is more convenient and safer in using.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] In order to increase the functions of the shoes, a “sole of roller shoes” of TW Pat. No. 367879 (see FIG. 1) and a “shoe for walking and skating” of TW Pat. No. 400753 are known as prior arts. In these two disclosures, a conventional shoe is provided with rollers 7 on the sole in a projecting or hidden mode, thereby creating the skating function of a shoe. However, the bottom of the holding groove 8 has to be open in order to store the rollers 7, thereby accumulating impurities and therefore causing malfunction of the rollers (e.g. the rollers are easily blocked by the impurities). Moreover, the pivot 71 of the rollers 7 is fitted with strong spring (not shown) so that the stored rollers won't fall down. However, it takes much effort to bring out the rollers in place for skating, and it's almost impossible for children to complete it. Also, although the skating function is reached, no braking device is present so that the use safety is not ensured.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] It is a primary object of the present invention to provide a shoe for walking and skating in which the sole can be kept clean for preventing the rollers from malfunctions.

[0006] It is another object of the present invention to provide a shoe for walking and skating which is fitted with a braking element for ensuring the safety in use.

[0007] It is a further object of the present invention to provide a shoe for walking and skating which is easy, convenient and effortless in operation and in use.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0008] The accomplishment of this and other objects of the invention will become apparent from the following description and its accompanying drawings of which:

[0009]FIG. 1 is a schematic drawing of a conventional shoe with rollers;

[0010]FIG. 2 is a perspective exploded view of an embodiment of the present invention;

[0011]FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the locating members of the embodiment of the present invention;

[0012]FIG. 4 is a partially sectional view of the embodiment of the present invention in skating mode;

[0013]FIG. 5 is a sectional view taken from the line A-A of FIG. 4;

[0014]FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken from the line B-B of FIG. 4 (in locked state);

[0015]FIG. 7 is a sectional view taken from the line B-B of FIG. 4 (in released state);

[0016]FIG. 8 is a schematic drawing of the first step in hiding the rollers of the present invention;

[0017]FIG. 9 is a sectional view taken from the line C-C of FIG. 8;

[0018]FIG. 10 is a schematic drawing of the second step in hiding the rollers of the present invention;

[0019]FIG. 11 is a schematic drawing of the third step in hiding the rollers of the present invention;

[0020]FIG. 12 is a partially sectional view of the embodiment of the present invention in walking mode;

[0021]FIG. 13 is a schematic drawing of a braking piece in an exposed (projecting) state;

[0022]FIG. 14 is a schematic drawing of the braking piece in a hidden state;

[0023]FIG. 15 is a first schematic drawing of another embodiment of a locating rod assembly of the present invention; and

[0024]FIG. 16 is a second schematic drawing of another embodiment of the locating rod assembly of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0025] First of all, referring to FIGS. 2 through 6, the shoe for walking and skating in accordance with the present invention includes a shoe 1, a locating plate 2, two locating members 3 a, 3 b, two rollers 4 and a brake 5.

[0026] The shoe 1 has a sole 11 provided with a front and a rear holding grooves 12, 13.

[0027] The bottom of the locating plate 2 includes a front and a rear locating frames 21, 22 respectively corresponding to the front and rear holding grooves 12, 13.

[0028] The locating members 3 a, 3 b are respectively fixed in the front and the rear locating frames 21, 22 by means of screws 23. Each of the locating members 3 a, 3 b has a button 31 at either side thereof for pushing a pivoting element 32 to control the axial movement of a locating pin 33 while a cap 34 is used to fix the button 31, the pivoting element 32 and the locating pin 33. Besides, a compression spring 35 is interposed between the cap 34 and the locating pin 33, thereby creating a resilient force required by the locating pin 33 in returning to its original position. Moreover, a mounting bar 36 with an elongated groove 361 is movable ups and downs and mounted on either side of the locating members 3 a, 3 b.

[0029] The rollers 4 are mounted on the elongated grooves 361 of the mounting bars 36 by means of screws 41. In addition, an upper and a lower locating holes 42, 43 are disposed at both sides thereof so that the locating pin 33 can be inserted into either of the upper and a lower locating holes 42, 43 for fixing the rollers 4 in place.

[0030] The brake 5 has a locating housing 51, a locating rod assembly 52 and a braking piece 53. The locating housing 51 together with the rear locating member 3 b is arranged in the rear locating frame 22. The braking piece 53 outwardly projects or is hidden inside by means of the locating rod assembly 52 together with an upper and a lower fixing hole 531, 532.

[0031] The sole 11 is provided with a plurality of through holes 14 at positions corresponding to each of the buttons 31 and the locating rod assembly 52.

[0032] In addition, the braking piece 53 serving as a contact body 533 with the ground is made of a high-abrasive plastic material.

[0033] Moreover, a compression spring 37, 54 is respectively arranged in the locating members 3 a, 3 b and the locating housing 51 of the brake 5.

[0034] Furthermore, the locating rod assembly 52 is composed of a sleeve 521, a spring 522 and a fixing pin 523. The spring 522 fitted to the inside of the sleeve 521 supports against the fixing pin 523. And a domed head 524 is mounted on the outer end of the fixing pin 523 for pulling.

[0035] Referring to FIG. 4, the rollers 4 and the braking piece 53 are located for a skating mode. At this time, the rollers 4 are directed downwardly and the braking piece 53 projected outwardly. With reference to FIGS. 5 and 6, the rollers 4 are located by means that the locating pin 33 is inserted into the upper locating hole 42 while the braking piece 53 is located by means that the fixing pin 523 of the locating rod assembly 52 is inserted through the upper fixing hole 531. As shown in FIG. 7, in changing the locating mode of the rollers 4 and the braking piece 53, the button 31 is pressed down to retract the locating pin 33 by means of the pivoting element 32, thereby creating a releasing state. Meanwhile, the fixing pin 523 of the locating rod assembly 52 is pulled outwardly to release the braking piece 53.

[0036] Thereafter, as shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, when the rollers 4 is released, they will fall down along the elongated groove 361 of the mounting bar 36 (while the mounting bar 36 also falls down) so that the rollers 4, as shown in FIGS. 10 and 11, have the revolving space. After the rollers 4 are revolved, as shown in FIG. 12, the locating pin 33 restores itself by means of the resilient force of the spring 35 in a locked state. Meanwhile, the locating pin 33 is inserted into the lower locating hole 43 to hide the rollers 4 in place. Besides, the fixing pin 523 of the braking piece 53 also restores itself by means of the resilient force of the spring 522 in a locked state. Meanwhile, the fixing pin 523 is inserted into the lower fixing hole 532 to hide the braking piece 53 in place, as shown in FIGS. 13 and 14. Accordingly, a walking function is created. To the contrary, the rollers 4 and the braking piece 53 can be changed from the hidden state to the exposed state. The method thereof is similar so that it won't be described more hereinafter.

[0037] As shown in FIGS. 15 and 16, another embodiment of the locating rod assembly 52′ is formed as a press switch, and the fixing pin 523′ is telescopic to located the braking piece 53 in place. Meanwhile, the arrangement position of the braking piece 53 is fixable and adjustable as well.

[0038] Accordingly, no matter for performing the skating or the walking functions, the front and rear holding grooves 12, 13 of the sole 11 are sealed by the top rim of the rollers 4, thereby preventing the foreign bodies from entering into the front and rear holding grooves 12, 13 so that the cleanness in the front and rear holding grooves 12, 13 is ensured. In addition, it is avoidable that the rollers 4 are blocked by impurities, causing malfunctions. Moreover, the braking piece 53 is arranged for securing the safety in use. Moreover, it is only required to press the button 31 to push the pivoting element 32 for an axial movement of the locating pin 33, thereby releasing the locating pin 33 from the upper or the lower locating holes 42, 43. Thereafter, the rollers 4 is revolving to change the arrangement position. At the same time, the position of the braking piece 53 can also be adjusted by the locating rod assembly 52. Again, when the rollers 4 and the braking piece 53 are received in the holding grooves 12, 13 and the locating housing 51, they can be taken out smoothly by the compressed spring 37, 54 without the conventional blocking problems. Therefore, it's very convenient to change the locating direction of both rollers 4 while the locating position of the braking piece 53 can also be changed by the locating rod assembly 52 so that the present invention is convenient in use.

[0039] Many changes and modifications in the above-described embodiments of the invention can, of course, be carried out without departing from the scope thereof. Accordingly, to promote the progress in science and the useful arts, the invention is disclosed and is intended to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
EP1504798A1 *Jul 29, 2004Feb 9, 2005Egon SeimFoot or toe activated braking system for rollerskate
Classifications
U.S. Classification280/11.204, 280/11.14
International ClassificationA63C17/20, A63C17/14, A43B5/16
Cooperative ClassificationA63C17/1436, A63C17/008, A63C17/20, A43B5/1633
European ClassificationA63C17/00R, A63C17/14C, A63C17/20, A43B5/16M
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Nov 14, 2006FPExpired due to failure to pay maintenance fee
Effective date: 20060917
Sep 18, 2006LAPSLapse for failure to pay maintenance fees
Apr 5, 2006REMIMaintenance fee reminder mailed