US 2408152 A
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Sept. 24, 1946. A. PORCELLI @ANTISKID CANVAS DEVICE Filed Jan. 27, 1945 I i: fla e/v50 ROECELL;
Patented Sept, 24 194 f UNITED STATES PATENT'oFFIcE Alfonso Porcelli, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application January 27, 1945, Serial No. 574,853
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in antiskid canvas devices.
The primary object of the invention is to provide an antiskid canvas device that may be constructed in various shapes or configurations for attachment to the tread faces of soles and heels of shoes and for automobile tires.
A further object of the invention is to provide an antiskid device of the foregoing character, preferably formed of relatively heavy material, such as canvas or the like, that inherently embodies a coarse grained or rough surface with an adhesive applied to one of the faces of the canvas device to facilitate application thereof to the object with which the device is to be associated.
Devices of the foregoing character are generally subjected to unusually hard wear resulting from frictional activities during the use thereof and there is a tendency for the same to work loose from the article to which it is attached and to overcome this difiiculty, it is a furtherobject of this invention to provide edge extending ears on the device that are adhesively coated and which are engageable with a part of the object to which they are attached such as a shoe sole, heel or tread portion of a vehicle tire.
With the above and other objects in view that will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described,
shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a plan view of an antiskid canvas device designed for adhesive attachment to the sole portion of a shoe and shows the edge extending ears for adhesive attachment to the edges of the shoe sole and adjacent portions of the shoe upper,
Figure 2 is a plan View of another form of the invention provided with edge extending ears adapted for association with a pneumatic tire shoe, and
Figure 3 is a plan view of a still further form of the invention adapted for attachment to the heel tread of a shoe with edge extending ears adapted for engagement with the sides of a heel.
In the accompanying drawing showing several embodiments of the invention, there is illustrated in Figure 1 an antiskid canvas device designated in general by the reference character 5 and designed in representation of the sole portion of a shoe. The device 5 is preferably formed of heavy canvas or like material that presents a coarse grained or rough surface and upon one face thereof there is provided an adhesive coating 6 extending completely thereover. At suitably spaced points on the marginal edge of the sole shaped device 5 there is provided a plurality of outwardly extending ears I similarly covered on one face thereof with an adhesive coating 8. It will be understood that the sole shaped device 5 is designed for fitting or attachment to both right and left shoes with the adhesive face 5 caused to adhere to the tread surface of a shoe sole. The edge extending ears I are then bent upwardly over and around the edge of the shoe sole and also onto the adjacent portions of the shoe upper with the ears 1 adhesively retained in position.
With an antiskidcanvas device of the foregoing character attached to the sole of a shoe, slipping on wet or ice covered pavements or the like is prevented with the elimination of resulting accidents. The device is of such character that the same can be readily removed from the shoe sole and re-attached thereto whenever desired.
In the form of invention illustrated in Figure 3 the device that is also formed of canvas or like material as reviously described has the main body portion 5 shaped for attachment to the heel of a shoe with the body portion carrying edge projecting ears la-corresponding faces of the body portion 5 and ears I being adhesively coated to facilitate attachment to the heel of a shoe. The body portion 5 is engaged with the bottom tread surface of the heel while the ear extensions 1 are moved to engagement with the side portions of the heel.
In the form of invention illustrated in Figure 2, the device 5 is of general elongated formation and is especially adapted as an antiskid attachment for automobile tires and can well be employed for emergency purposes in the presence of punctures or the like. The body portion 5 carries edge extending ears I and corresponding faces of the body portion 5 and ears l carry an adhesive to facilitate attachment of the antiskid device to a tire.
From the above detailed description of the invention it is believed the construction and operation thereof will at once be apparent and while there are herein shown and described the preferred embodiment thereof, it is to be understood that minor changes may be made therein, such as will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
1. In an antiskid device of the character described, a canvas sheet shaped to fit on a shoe tread member to which the same is adapted to be attached, one face of the canvas sheet being adhesively coated to facilitate attachment to the member and means extending from the marginal edge of the sheet carrying an adhesive for contact with parts of the member spaced from the engaging portion of said sheet.
2. An antiskid device as in claim 1, wherein the sheet is of shoe sole design and the means ALFONSO PORCELLI.