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Jan. 16, 1951 w. K. YOUNG ANTISKID DEVICE Filed April '7, 1949 INVENTOR. WK]? any 9 M ly Patented Jan. 16, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ANTISKID DEVICE 7 William K. Young; Abilene, Tex. Application. April 7, 1949, Serial No. 86,015
I 1 Claim. (01, 367.6)
This invention relates to anti-skid or antislipping devices for mounting onshoes.
An object of this invention is to provide an anti-skid or anti-slipping device adapted to be strapped onto a shoe and embodying means beneath the sole and heel of the shoe for preventing lateral and longitudinal slipping. In the embodiment of the invention herein shown, the device includes longitudinal and transverse chains projecting below the frame of the device for contact with ice or other slippery surfaces so as to prevent slipping laterally or longitudinally of the shoe.
Another object of this invention is to provide a device of this kind which can be readily adjusted to various sizes of shoes.
With the above and other objectsin view, my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawing and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawing,
Figure 1 is a detail side elevation of an antiskid or anti-slipping device constructed according to an embodiment of this invention,
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a sectional View taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2,
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.
Referring to the drawing the numeral l designates generally a shoe which is formed with a sole H, a heel l2 and an upper l3. An anti-skid or anti-slipping device constructed according to an embodiment of my invention is mounted on the shoe l0 and comprises a partly elliptical plate |4 engageable beneath the sole H and formed with a relatively large opening l5.
The plate I4 is provided with a pair of rear upstanding lugs I6 terminating in eyes I1, and the plate M is also provided with a pair of front upstanding lugs I8 terminating in eyes l9. A closed ring or loop 20 is loosely mounted in the eye I1, and a closed loop or ring 2| of substantially triangular configuration is mounted in the loop |9.
A crossed pair of straps 22 are secured to the rings 20 and 2| and also to a transversely extending strap 23 which is connected between the two rings 20 and is provided with a buckle 23a of conventional construction. The plate M has mounted within the opening I thereof a plurality of transversely extending chains 24, and a. pair of longitudinally extending chains 25 are connected. between the front and rear portions of the plate l4 and intersect the transverse chains 24. The chains 24 and 25 are adapted to bear against the lower side of the sole H and to project partly below the plate |4 so that when the plate i4 is in applied position the chains 24 and 25 will bear against the surface of the ice or the like and will provide a resistance means to prevent skidding or slipping.
A heel or anti-slipping device generally designated as 26 is mounted on the heel I2 and comprises a substantially U-shaped member 21 formed at its front end with a connecting strap 28, and the strap 28 is provided with an upstanding flange 29 bearing against the front edge of the heel l2. The U-shaped member 21 is provided on the opposite legs thereof and adjacent the front ortions of said legs with a pair of upstanding lugs or straps 30 and is also provided at the rear thereof with an upstanding strap or lug 3|.
Th straps or lugs 30 and 3| are connected together by means of a U-shaped strap 32 which is adapted to engage the outer side or edge portion of the heel |2 above the bottom U-member 21. The lugs or straps 30 are provided at their upper ends with sleeves or loops 33 with which closed rings 34 are loosely engaged, and the lug or strap 3| is provided at its upper end with a loop or sleeve 35 with which a rear ring 36 is loosely engaged.
An ankle strap 31 is adapted to engage about the ankle of the shoe l0 and extends through the loop or eye 36. The ankle strap 31 is connected to the rings 34 by means of a connecting strap 38. The U-shaped member 21 has extending transversely thereacross a plurality of chains 39 and a pair of longitudinally extending chains 40 are connected to the rear portion of the U- member 21 and to the connecting bar 28. The chains 43 intersect the chains 39 and provide means for preventing lateral skidding of the heel, whereas the tranverse chains 39 prevent lengthwise skidding.
The sole plate M is connected with the heel member 26 by means of a pair of side straps 4| which are connected between the rings or loops 20 and 34. These side straps 4| include a buckle 42 so that the heel and toe members may be firmly tightened on the shoe.
In the use of this device, the forward or toe structure embodying the plate I4 is secured over the toe portion of the shoe by means of the straps 22 and 23. The heel member 26 is engaged with the heel l2 of the shoe and the heel and toe members are pulled together by the side straps 4|. The ankle strap 31 will hold the heel memher 26 onto the shoe and inasmuch as the chains 24, 25, 39 and 40 project below the plates I 4 and 21, the chains will bite into the ice and prevent both lateral and longitudinal slipping.
I do not mean to confine myself to the exact details of construction herein disclosed, but claim all variations falling within the purview of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
An anti-slipping device comprising a sole plate including an apertured rim, spaced upstanding lugs on either side of said rim at the front and rear thereof, rings secured to said lugs, and chains extending transversely and longitudinally of said rim having their ends secured in the apertures therein; a heel plate spaced from said sole plate including an apertured rim, upstanding lugs on either side and at the rear thereof, a U-shaped plate connecting said last mentioned lugs, rings secured to each of said "lugs, chains extending transversely and longitudinally of said last mentioned rim between the 4 I apertures therein, and an upstanding flange along the front edge thereof; and straps extending transversely and diagonally from the rings of said sole plate for securing the same to a shoe, straps extending from the rings of the heel plate around the ankle of a shoe, and straps connecting each forward ring of the heel plate with the adjacent rear ring of the sole plate.
WILLIAM K. YOUNG.
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