US 2003646 A
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June 4, 1935- I M, 5 BLASIQ, 2,003,646
FOOT AERATING DEVIC Filed Aug. 25, 1954 2 Sheet-Sheet 1 Q I 0 0 0 I I I u t l I A r V 7 "/44 fnve wiior MIkZeZe ea/351k Attorney I June 4, 1935. M DE gLA 2,003,646
FOOT AERATING DEVICE Filed Aug. 23, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 m m S I a F 6 p w M Attorney Patented June 4. 1935 it i I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Q i v FOOT DEVICE Michele De Blasio, Wilkes-Barre. Pa. Application August 23, 1934, Serial N0. 741,155 1 Claim. (01. 36- 3) This invention relates tomeans for aerating the vided with an aperture reinforced by a vent or human foot and has more particular reference eye 9. The heel III is recessed to accommodate to a ventilating device such as is adapted to be the bulb II. The bulb is here shown in the form built into a shoe for the purpose of circulating air of a hollow block-like body which is fashioned to 5 to cool the foot and keep it substantially dry. fit neatly in the recess. The top wail thereof is 5 It is a, matter of common knowledge that many provided with a riser I2 here shown as of crosspersons suffer with foot troubles directly traceshaped form. The-heel of the wearer is adapted able to moist and perspiring feet. I have thereto rest on this and to work it up and down in an fore discovered the need for the provision of means obvious manner for pump the in and which is preferably built into a. shoe and which The air passes through a discharge neck ll to 10 is especially constructed for the purpose of cirwhich the tube I 4 is connected. This tube is culating air in the shoe and around the foot in carried by a longitudinally bowed adapter plate a manner to maintain the foot in a more coml5. At the forward end of the plate is anopenfortable condition less susceptible to so-called ng th ough which t e d sc a d ii of t e athlete's foot and other annoying diseases. tube is projected so as to allow it to fit into the 15 Briefly, the preferred embodiment of the iny l 9 nd t circul te the ir- The ad pt r vention comprises an adapter plate which is de- Plate l5 S ves as a ca ier 101 the tube and as a signed for insertion in the shoe and which has ene a pr p the so e of t e s e is formed the additional function of an arch rest or supwith a groove to accommodate the tube as illusport which plate'is equipped with a hose and ated in 20 which hose or tube is connected with a bulb Inthe duple yle Of the invention illustrated mounted in the heel to function as a pump for in Figs. 4 to 6 inclusive, a slight variation in conforcing the air back and forth for ventilating and S u o is resorted to. Flmdamehtally circulation purposes. ever, this structure is the same. As shown in Fig.
Other features and advantages will become 6 for example, the numeral l1 designates a hol- 25 more readily apparent from the following delow block-like bulb which is shaped to fit into the scription and drawings. recess in the heel and which is formed on its top In the drawings: with a segmental riser 18 which functions as a Fig. l is a view of a conventional shoe with the button to p rmit t quis te m v m nt f t invention built into it. top wall of the bulb for the purpose of producing 30 Fig, 2 is a, to plan view with the parts of th the alternate pressure and suction strokes of the invention illustrated in elevation. u b. In a S e, the bul in either instance. D
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the adapter fo s i t e C p y of a miniature D D- In plate carrying the circulating tube through which this arran ment, it is shown as P v w a as the air is forced back and forth. pair of n pples 9 to a mm date the adjacent at Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing a intake ends of the circulating tube 20. There slightly different embodiment of the invention, a two of th tubes an y a mounted in this being of the dual or duplex type. tubular shields or sheaths 2| formed along op- Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the form of adapter DOSite longitudinal edges of the adapter plate 22. plate used in the style of device shown in Fig. 4. The adapter plate is here shown as terminating in 40 Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of the pumpa dove-tail extension or rest 23 bearing down forming foot or heel depressed bulb. upon and conforming in shape and proportions Generically stated, in both forms of the invento the sole of the shoe. The discharge ends of tion, I use a bulb which is shaped to fit into a the tubes or pipes are denoted by the numerals, 4.3 recess in the heel and which is located directly and these are fitted into the complemental eyelets underneath the heel so that it is actuated during 25 in the insole 26. the process of walking. Attached to this is an It is obvious that the invention is adapted to be air circulating tube which is in turn attached to constructed either for original installation in an adapter plate and which is located to circulate the shoe at the time of manufacture or it can be the air back and forth at a convenient point withemployed as an attachment applicable to the 50 in the limits of the shoe. shoe after it is purchased by the desired user. In Referring first to the single form of the inveneither instance, however, we are concerned with tion shown in Fig. 1, it will be observed that the the provision of a pump which is mounted in the numeral I designates a conventional shoe having sole and heel portion of the shoe and which inan insole 8 which insole is here shown as procludes a'suction bulb depressible by the action 55 01 the heel during walking which bulb is connected with either one or two pipes or tubes for circulating the air to the desired point. In the present instance, the discharge end of the tube is located just beneath the transverse arch of the foot. This is believed to be the most appropriate place for taking in and discharging the air.
It is thought that persons skilled in the art to which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after considering the description in connection with the drawings. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.
Minor changes in shape, size and rearrangement or details coming within the field oi! invention claimed may be resorted to in actual practice, if desired.
In a structure of the class described, a longitudinally arched plate, the longitudinal edges thereof being bent inwardly to denne longitudinally extending tubular sheaves, a pair 01 air circulating tubes mounted in said sheaves, and a hollow block-like compressible rubber bulb having attaching nipples with which the adjacent ends 0! said tubes are connected.
MICHELE DE BLABIO.