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Publication numberUS2343007 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 29, 1944
Filing dateJan 30, 1940
Priority dateJan 30, 1940
Publication numberUS 2343007 A, US 2343007A, US-A-2343007, US2343007 A, US2343007A
InventorsGoldenberg Michael
Original AssigneeGoldenberg Michael
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Roller skate unit and roller skate shoe
US 2343007 A
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I Feb. 29 1944. GOLDENBERG 2,343,007

ROLLER SKATE UNIT AND ROLLER SKATE SHOE Filed Jan. 50, 1940 '2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. Michael Golden/berg WWW ATTORNEYS ROLLER SKATE UNIT AND ROLLER SKATE SHOE Filed Jan. 30, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. g- 5 Michael Golden/berg ATTORNEYS Patented Feb. 29, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE j ROLLER SKATE ROLLER SKA TI Michael Goldenberg, Philadelphia, Pa;

Application January 30, 1940, Serial No. 318,897

' 6 Claims. (61. 36-1) This invention relates to roller skate units comprising a shoe and a roller skate attached thereto, and has as its object the production of a newand improved roller skate unit.

This inventionrelates further to shoes which are to be used in combination with roller skates, and has as its further object the production of a new and improved shoe of this type.

This invention relates further to braking means (commonly called stop-quicks") for roller skate units and shoes which are to be used in combination with roller skates, and has as itsstill further object the production of a new stop-quick. 1

Btop-quicks now in common use are merely extra thicknesses of leather, or the equivalent,

which are attached by nails to the toe end of the sole of the shoe. These stop-quicks are obiectionable because the nails by which they are attached damage the skating rink floor. For this reason, skating rink proprietors generally forbid their use in spite of their usefulness to the skater. These stop-quicks are further obiectionable because. they are not readily replaceable in spite of the fact that they are sub- :Iect to heavy duty and rapidly wear out. It is therefore necessary to send the shoes to the shoemaker each time that the stop-quicks now in common use must be replaced. A further deterrent to the use of stop-quicks from the skater's point of view is the high cost of shoe maintenance resulting directly from said use. For the strain upon the sole of the shoe incident to the use of a stop-quick often causes the sole to be torn away from the upper.

It is one of the objects of this invention to which will notv mar the skating rink floor and which will be readily replaceable.

Another of the objects of this invention is to produce a shoe which is to be used in combination with a rollerskate or as part of a roller skate unit which will have as a component part thereof a stop-quick which will not mar the skating rink floor and which will be readily replaceable.

Stiii'another of the objects of this invention is to produce a stop-quick which will not mar the skating rink floor, which will be readily replaceable and which will be comparatively inexpensive.

which will withstand the strain incident to the use of a stop-quick.

I attain the foregoing as well as other obiects by forming a knob-like member of suitable material, such as rubber or leather, by providing this member and the toe end of the sole of the shoe with cooperating means which serve todetachably attach the knob-like member to the toe end of the sole of the shoe, and by reinforcing the connection between the shoe sole and shoe upper in the fore part of the sole.

For the purpose of illustrating my invention with the particularity required by law, I have shown in the drawings which form a part hereof, and will now describe, two of the many possible forms into which my inventive concepts may be embodied.

In said drawings,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my novel roller skate unit. A portion of the shoe top has been broken away to permit the showing of the novel elements onas large a scale as possible.

Figure 2 is a bottom view of the roller skate unit shown in Figure 1. A portion of the skate has been broken away to show otherwise hidden parts.

Figure 3 is a section taken on the line 3-3 of Figure l.

Figure 7 is a perspective view of the male plate fastening element which is imbedded in the stopquick shown in Figures 1 to 3.

Figure 4 is a perspective view ofa modification of the novel roller skate unit shown in Figure 1. A portion of the shoe top has been broken away for the purpose of showing the novel elements on as large a scale as possible. Portions of the skate tread have been broken away to show an otherwise hidden part.

Figure'5 is a bottom view of the roller skate unit'shown in Figure 4. Portions of the skate have been broken away to show otherwise hidden parts.

Figure 6 is a section on the line 6-8 of Figure 5.

a Figure 8 is a perspective view of the female fastening plate which is embedded in the stopquick shown in Figures 4 to 6.

Referring more particularly to the drawings wherein similar reference numerals denote similar parts, reference numeral I designates my novel roller skate unit shown in Figures 1 to 3.

The roller skate unit i comprises the shoe member 2, the roller skate member 3, and the stopquick member 4 which is detachabiy attached to the sole 8 of the shoe member 2.

2 assaoor The shoe member I diifers in the following particulars from the shoe members now in use in roller skate units or in connection with roller skates:

(a) The upper is attached to the fore part I of the shoe sole by two lines of stitching I and l spaced from each other instead of the customary single line 8.

(b) The fore part I of the shoe-sole I has anchored therein near the toe end ll thereof an internally threaded tubular rivet ii, which serves as the female element of the cooperating fastening means which serves to detachably attach the stop-quick member 4 to the shoe member 2.

The roller skate member 3 is exactly the same as the roller skate members now in use in roller skate units and for that reason .will not be here further described. It may be fixedly attached to the shoe by means of rivets in the manner well known in the art or it may be detachably attached to the shoe. The skate shown in Figures 1 to 6 is fixedly attached to the shoe by rivets 38.

The stop-quick member 4 consists of a rubber body member I! which has embedded therein near the lower face it thereof the male plate fastening element if. The male plate fastening element I 4 consists of the inverse saucer-like plate is which has formed therein the apertures it and which has extendlngtherefrom from the face If thereof the threaded finger II. The plate I! is made preferably of resilient material and is referably curved as shown in Figure 3 in order to give it the maximum strength to resist the strains which are put upon it when the stop-quick is being used by the skater and to more secure]! anchor the male plate fastening element It in a the rubber body member I! of the stop-quick l.

The apertures II serve to more securely anchor the male fastening plate M within the rubber body member i2 since the rubber extends through the apertures II when the stop-quick is beins' molded. The threaded finger ll is received within and its threads cooperatively engage the threads formed in the tubular rivet II and serves asjhe male element of the cooperating fastening means which serves to detachably attach the stop-quick member s to the shoe member The lower face If of the rubber body member if is preferably curved upwardly as shown in Figure 3 in order to permit the body member I! to more firmly adhere to the surface I! of the sole I. The lower face ll of the body member I! is preferably curved upwardly as shown in Figure 3 for the further reason that such a structure imparts greater resiliency to the body member if in yielding to the stresses imposed upon it when the stopquick is in use. This in turn decreases the strain on the shoe when the stop-quick is used.

The roller skate unit shown in Figures 4 to '6 differs from that shown in Figures 1 to 3 only in the following particulars:

(4) The shoe member Ii differs from the shoe member 2 in the fact that rivets 22 have been substituted for the line of stitches 9, in the fact.

that the externally threaded rivet II has been substituted for the tubular rivet II, and in the fact that a circular groove fl has been formed in the sole 2! of the shoe member II at the point where the rivet extends therethrough. The externally threaded rivet 23 functions as the male element of the cooperating fastening means which serves to detachably attach the stop-quick 20 to the shoe sole 24.

in: element 21 has been substituted for the male plate fastening element It and in the fact that the sides ll of its body member 32 are substantially at right angles to the plane of the face 35. whereas the sides I. of the body member II of the stop-quick 4 form an obtuse angle with the plane of the face 31 of said body member if. The female fastening plate element 2! differs from the male fastening plate element if only in the fact that the internally threaded tubular linger 2| has been substituted for the externally threaded solid finger ll. The threaded aperture 29 of the internally threaded finger 20 receives the threaded rivet 23 and functions as the female element of the cooperating attaching means which serves to detachably attach the stop-quick member 26 to the shoe sole II. The circular groove 2! functions to form an air pocket under the internally threaded tubular finger 28 and permits said internally threaded tubular finger to move downwardly when such movement becomes necessary as a result of the forces set up when the stopquick is in use. This increases the resiliency of the stop-quick which in turn decreases the stress on the shoe when the stop-quick is used. It is to be noted that the plate ll of the female plate fastening element 21 is exactly the same in structure and function as the plate ll of the male plate fastening element ll, that the apertures "II of said element 21 are exactly the same in structure and function as the apertures it in said element It. It is further to be noted that although the body member 32 of the stop-quick 28 is slightly different in structure from the body member If of the stop-quick 4 nevertheless it has the same function as said body member I: with the face It ofv the body member 2: being curved upwardly and having the same function as the face If of said body member if.

The foregoing disclosure is to be understood as being for the purpose of illustration only and not for the purpose of limitation, since many changes may be made in the devices here shown without departing from the spirit of my invention. These changes may include changes in the material of which the elements here shown are made and the substitution of equivalents for'each and every one of said elements.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and useful is:

1. A stop-quick for detachable attachment to the toe of the sole of a shoe to which a roller skate is to be attached and said sole having attached thereto near said toe one of the elements of a detachable fastening means, said stop-quick comprising a body member; a plate which is curved upwardly relatively to the plane of the outer face of said sole imbedded in said body member near the lower face thereof; and an element of said' element being that element of said detachable fastening meanswhich is to' cooperatively engage that element of said detachable fastening means carried by said sole.

2. A stop-quick for detachable attachment to the toe of the sole of a shoe to which a roller skate is to be attached and said sole having attached thereto near said toe one of the detachable elements of a fastening means, said stopquick comprising a body member the lower face of which is curved upwardly relatively to the plane of the outer face of said sole; a plate which is curved upwardly relatively to the plane of the outer face of said sole imbedded in said body member near the lower face thereof; and an element of said detachable fastening means carried by said plate and extending from said plate through and beyond the lower face of said body member, said element being that element of said detachable fastening means which is to cooperatively engage that element of said detachable fastening means carried by said sole.

3. A stop-quick for detachable attachment to the toe of the sole of a shoe to which a roller skate is to be attached, said sole having attached thereto near said toe the female element of a detachable fastening means, said stop-quick comprising a body member; a plate which is curved upwardly relatively to the plane of the outer face of said sole imbedded in said body member near the lower face thereof; and the male element of said detachable fastening means carried by said plate and extending from said plate through and beyond the lower face of said body member.

4. A stop-quick for detachable attachment to the toe of the sole of a shoe to which a roller skate is to be attached, said sole having attached thereto near said toe the male element of a detachable fastening means, said stop-quick comprising a body member the lower face of which is curved upwardly relatively to the plate of the outer face of said sole; a plate which is curved upwardly relatively to the plane of the outer face of said sole imbedded in said body member near the lower face thereof and upwardly relatively to the plane of the outer face of said sole imbedded in said body member near .the lower face thereof; and the female of said detachable fastening means carried by said plate and extending from said plate through and beyond the lower face of said body member.

6. A stop-quick for detachable attachment to the toe of the sole of a shoe to which a roller skate is to be attached, said sole having attached thereto near said toe the female element of a detachable fasfining means, said stop-quick comprising a body member the lower face of which is curved upwardly relatively to the plane of the outer face of said sole; a plate which is curved upwardly relatively to the plane of the outer face of said sole imbedded in said body member near the lower'face thereof; and the male element of said detachable fastening means carried by said plate and extending from said plate through and beyond the lower face of said body member.

MICHAEL GOLDENBERG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification280/11.209, 36/67.00D, 36/59.00R
International ClassificationA63C17/02, A63C17/14
Cooperative ClassificationA63C17/02, A63C17/14
European ClassificationA63C17/02, A63C17/14