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Publication numberUS2005507 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1935
Filing dateJan 11, 1935
Priority dateJan 11, 1935
Publication numberUS 2005507 A, US 2005507A, US-A-2005507, US2005507 A, US2005507A
InventorsLyon Etta R, Russell William E
Original AssigneeLyon Etta R, Russell William E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Antislipping cane
US 2005507 A
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@Fume i8, 1935. I w. E. RUSSELL ETAL ANTI SLIPPING CANE Filed Jan. 11, 1935 mzmwell Q0 INVENTORS Patented June 18, 1935 v d .jfUN ITED- STATES PATENT OFFICE ANTI SLIPPIN G E William E. Russell and Etta R. Lyon,

' YV(,Tumberland, Md.

i Application January 11, 1935, Seriall No. 1,404

" s claims. (ci. 13s- 54) i i Thisinvention relates to canes, and its general a reduced threaded end 3. Arranged adjacent obieot isto provide a cane that is primarily deto the lower end of the body l is a bracket 4 signed for use by lame persons, invalids land that includes an elongated transversely curved persons having'artificial limbs; to improve their section 5 that follows the curvature of the body d 5 modeof walking as the use thereof will eliminate I and is provided with a plurality of openings 5 fear and give them placid confidence, which is to receive securing means such as screws 6 for notl only ybrought Yabout by Vthe antislipping or fixing the bracket to the body as clearlyl shown positiveA ground engaging qualities of the cane, in Figure 2. Extending from the section 5 at but also by its equalized dual supporting feaa downward inclination is a socket I which is l tures. preferably formed integral with the section 5 10` A further object of the invention is to provide and is disposed in a direction opposite from that a cane that can be connected to the shoe of the of the handle portion 2.

user, therefore it is capable of amply supporting hxtending from' the bracket and having one `persons having weak or artificial limbs or weak of its ends secured in the socket of the section i hips or the like, in that the cane is held in the l so as to follow the inclination thereof is a 15 proper position for that'purpose at all times. rod 8 that terminates in a plane above the lower Another object of the invention 'is to provide a endof the body l when the latter is disposed cane that includes interchangeable ground enin a true Vertical line as clearly SliOWIl in Figgaging means, in order to meet existing condiure 2'. The free end of the rod 8 is` likewise tions, with the' result thecane can be used on reduced and threaded- 20 slippery or icy surfaces, as well as in the house, When our cane is to be used 011 Slippery and without maring or scratching the floors or the iev surfaces, ground penetrating means is emlike; i 4 v i ployed for both the rod 8 and the body I, and A stillfurther object of theinvention is to proground Penetrating means includes a conical vide a cane of the character set forth, that is Dertien 9 that terminates in e penetrating fiee 25 simple in construction, easy to use, inexpensive end and has fcmed therewith a threaded fel'-v to manufacture, and extremely eilicient in use rule io to TeCeiVe the reduced threadedends and service, y A i L of the rod 8 and body I, as shown in Figure This invention also consists in certain other 2- Howevery when` our Cane is to be used on features of construction and in the combination dl'y Surfaces and especially With-in e heuse, We 30 and arrangement ofthe several parts, to be-hereemDlOY elastic shOck absclbiiig anti-Slipping inafter fully described, illustrated in the accom-` ground engaging means, each 0f Which includes panying drawing and specifically pointed out in a threaded ferrule Il to be secured to the ends the. appended (daimd. v of the rod 8' and body I and a socketed lower 33 `Inyidescribing our invention in detail, reference end to TeCeVe e' tip 0f eleJStO materiell, Such as 35 will be had to the accompanying drawing Whererubber, the tip being indicated by the reference in like characters denote like or corresponding numeral |2- parts throughout the Severai vewsand in While the cane as above described can be used which: in the customary manner, and will perform its fio Figure lis avperspective view illustrating our mtonded funotlon to Prevent Slipping on any cane in um surface and can be used with greater ease and Figuie 2 is a Side View of the cane with paris creates .confidence in the user, in that fear will in section and illustrating the application of be ohmmateo Wo also employ moans for oon" ground penetrating inserts thereto` necting the cane with the shoe of the user, so Figure 3 is a sectional view illustrating the that the @one Wm be properly positioned With 45 application of the shoe carrying attachment. respect to the hmlo to amply Support the Seme Figure 4 is a top plan View of said attachment. at all times. Thisl feature is extremely advan- Figure 5 is a fragmentary view of the resilient, tageOuS OI use With artificiel limbs7 and Del-- shock absorbing, anti-slipping insert in applied sons having Week limbs and hips, in that the a0 position. proper support is present when needed. 50

Referring to the drawing in detail, the refer- The shoe connecting means includes an angle ence numeral I indicates the body of the cane bracket provided with a horizontal arm I3 which which is of the usual construction that is prois to be riveted to the sole of a shoe as shown vided with a curved handle portion 2. in Figure 3, and a vertical arm I4 that has The lower end of the body I terminates into secured thereto a sleeve I5 which is preferably 55 made from a strip of leather rolled upon itself as clearly shown in Figure 4. The sleeve I is tapered slightly toward its lower end and is designed to receive the lower portion of the body of the cane, as clearly shown in Figures 1 and 2.

From the above description and disclosure of the drawing, it will be obvious that we have provided a cane that not only prevents slipping, but isc capable of producing ample support to the limbs and other' parts of the user, especially while Walking. This feature is mainly brought about by the rod 8, which due to its relative position with respect to the body I'and vthe length thereof, as shown in Figure 2, it cooperates with the body I in not only providing a dual support, but the support is continuous, due to successive action of the rodzand Abody,'to relieve leg pressure on the foot prior to taking a step forward and during the time the foot is being. lifted, and it supports y.the-user during the step. It is ofcourse. understood Vthat this action is automatic which is brought about by natural coordination of the hand of the user with the movement of thelimb, and rthevfact that the body of the cane is retained associated with the limb by its connection with the foot through the instrumentality of the shoe attachment.

While we have illustrated one of our canes in use, it will be apparent that two canes .can be used and will not only accomplish the function of crutches, but are preferable thereto, in view of the added advantages, as well as the fact that crutches induce what may be termed an invalid complex which is not present when use is made oi our canes.

It is thought from the foregoing 'description that the advantages and .novel features of our invention will be readily apparent.

We desire it to lbe understood that wemay makechanges inthe construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts,pro`vided that such changesfall Within the scope of the appendedclaims.

What we claim is: y

l. A vcane comprising a body, means extending vfrom-said body and cooperating therewith to provide dual ground engaging means -for successive engagement With the ground to .produce an equalizedcontinuous supporting means for the user when walking.

2, A cane comprising abodyfmeans extending at an inclination from said body and terminating .in a plane above the lower end of `the body when the latter is in a vtrue vertical line, `and said means cooperating with the body to ,provide dual ,ground engaging means for successive'engagement with theground to produce an equalized continuous supporting 'means for .the .user when Walking. f Y

3. A cane comprising a body, a bracket secured to said body, means secured in said bracket and extending at an inclination with respect to the body, said means cooperating with the body to provide dual ground engaging means for successive engagement with the ground to produce an equalized continuous supporting means for the user when Walking.

l,4..A cane comprising ahandled body, .a bracket secured to said body, .means `secured in said bracket and extending at an Uinclination with `.respect to said body, said means terminating above the lower end of the body when the latter lis-:disposed in a vertical line, said means cooper- .,.atingwith saidbody to provide dual ground engagingl means 'for successive engagement with the ground to produce an equalized continuous supporting Jmeans. for the user when Walking, and means for slidably and detachably connecting the'body to the shoe of the user.

-5. .'Acane- :comprising a body, a bracket secured to said body, means ,extending .from said bracket .and disposed atfan inclination withrespeetto Isaid body for tcooperation therewith fto Aprovide dual .ground engaging means ifor 'successive fengagement .with the grounds toproduce an :equatized continuous supporting means ffor ythe user when walking,` and said-.ground engaging means being :adapted yto interchangeably receive and have detachably secured thereto either yield'alble ground contacting meanssor'ground penetrating means. l

6. 'Arcane comprising :a Ibod-y, means: extending from .said :body andcooperating .therewith :to V,provide dualfground engagingmeans-for succes.- sive engagement with theA ground :to providejan .equalized continuous supporting -means vfor the yuser :when walking, zand ground 'penetrating Ameans detachably connected .tothellower :endfof .therst mentioned meansand-.the body.

I'A cane.comiarising a body, means extending fromfsai'd-:body and cooperating therewith 'fto provide dual ground engaging means for successive engagement =with-therground to :produce-an equalized continuous supporting Vmeansfforthe fuserwhen Walking, andyieldablel means detachably` connected tol the lower end of the rstmentioned means and the body.

g8. 'A'.cane vcomprising ra body, means extending lfrom said body and cooperating therewith yYto providedual engaging means for Vsuccessive engagement -with the groundtof produce an lequalyized continuous Vsupporting -means -for the :user when walking, means for detachably connecting the lower v'end'of thewbody to the shoe of the user for'` slidablemovement land ground Vcontacting means detachably secured to the *lower vvends lof the `rstmentioned'means andithebody.


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U.S. Classification135/65, 36/66, 135/78
International ClassificationA45B9/00, A45B9/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45B9/04
European ClassificationA45B9/04