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Publication numberUS2567754 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 11, 1951
Filing dateMay 6, 1947
Priority dateMay 6, 1947
Publication numberUS 2567754 A, US 2567754A, US-A-2567754, US2567754 A, US2567754A
InventorsGustav A Almorth
Original AssigneeGustav A Almorth
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fastening means for shoe skates
US 2567754 A
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Sept. 11, 1951 A. ALMORTH FASTENING MEANS FOR SHOE SKATES 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May 6, 1947 INVENTOR. Guam 1/ 4? fluvofim, BY

Sept. 11, 1951 G. A. ALMORTH FASTENING MEANS FOR SHOE SKATES 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed May 6, 1947 drawings in which:

patented Sept. 11, 195i umreo STATES- OFFICE l 2,567,754 FASTENING MEANS FOR SHOE SKATES Gustav A. Almcrth, Glastonbury, Conn. Application May ii, 1947, Serial No. 746,233

to the shoe or detached therefrom, with the use of a simple tool, in such a manner that no straps or the like will be required for securing the skate. A further object of this invention is to provide such a fastening device which is highly efficient in its operation, easy to use, and economical to produce.

Further objects and advantages of this invention will be more clearly understood from the following description and from the accompanying Fig. l is an elevational side view of a skate fastened to a shoe with my improved fastening means.

' Fig. 2 is a bottom view of the shoe showing the co-operating fastening means thereon. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the skate with the fastening means thereon.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged plan view of the fastening device embodying my invention.

Fig. 5 is a sectional side view thereof showing the same as attached to a portion'of the shoe.

Fig. 6 is an elevational side view of the fastening device and a portion of the skate.

Fig. '7 is a plan view of a modified form of a fastening device embodying my invention.

Fig. 8 is a side view thereof, partly in central vertical section.

Fig. 9 is an elevational side view thereof, with a portion of the skate being shown in section.

7 As shown in the drawings, the numeral 5 denotes a skate, preferably an ice skate, which is "detachably secured to a shoe 6 by my improved fastening means.

The fastening means are preferably mounted on the heel supporting portion 1 and the sole supporting portion 8, which portions may be incorporated in a single plate extending along the top of the skate, or may consist of separate plates as shown.

Each of my improved fastening devices preferably comprise a stationary clamping member 9 which is secured to the supporting plate of the skate, by such means as rivets l0, and extends through an opening II in said plate as clearly illustrated in Fig. 5 of the drawings.

A movable clamping member I2 is slidably supported in a bracket I3 which is secured to the sup- 7 Claims. (01. zen-11.32)

porting plate, by such means as rivets H, and

has a groove l 5-in the top thereof which receives the movable clamping member [2 and slidably supports :said member under the supporting plate.

A clamp-operating rocking lever I6 is pivotally :mounted within a, slot I! in the supporting bracket l3 by means of a shaft 18, and a screw [9 is threaded to a tail portion 20 of the said rocker lever and engages the bottom 2| of the slot l The said screw I9 is provided with a suitable head to receive a wrench or key for rotating the screw to operate the fastening device. 7 V

The shoe is provided, both at the sole and the heel, -with suitable members, such as the disks 22 and 23, to receive the clamping members of the fastening device. Each of these disks is firmly secured toxtheir respective portion of the shoe by means of rivets 24, such as shown in Fig. 5, where the said disk 22 is shown secured to the heel 25. The said disks are preferably fitted within a corresponding recess in the shoe so that they are flush with the bottom surface of the shoe at the .for receiving the ends of the clamping members 9 and I2 as clearly illustrated in Fig. 5 of the drawings. I In the preferred form of my fastening device, the disks 22 and 23 are provided with opposite notches, as at 28 and 29, which register with the recesses 26 and 21. These notches are preferably curved, and the clamping members 9 and 12 are also correspondingly curved so as to set within the said notches and prevent longitudinal movement of the skate relatively to the shoe.

In the form illustrated in Figs. 7 to 9, the disk 30 is provided with an unbroken circumferential surface and the clamping members, such as the member [2a shown in Fig. 8, are correspondingly curved so as to embrace a portion of the circumference andnot onlyprevent movement of the disk crosswise to the clamping members, but also to secure the skate on the shoe against relative longitudinal movement.

In the operation of my improved fastening means, as illustrated in Figs. 1 to 6, theskate is placed upon the shoe with the clamping members 9 and 'I2 fitting into the recesses 26 and 21' in the heel of the shoe and 26a and 21a in the sole opthe shoe. The screw is is then rotated so as to push against the bottom 2| of the slot I! and rock the upper portion 20a of the lever 16 inwardly against the slidable clamp l2 and force said clamping member against the edge of the disk 22, thus clamping the said disk firmly between the clamping members 9 and I2 and firmly securing the skate to the shoe against lateral and longitudinal relative movement.

When it is desired to remove the skate from the shoe, the member i9 is simply turned in the opposite direction and the rocker lever will permit the clamping member l2 to become loosened and thereby readily released from the disk 22. It will be clearly understood from the above description that by the provision of the notches 28 and 29, in the sides of the disk 22, and the convex clamping surface on the members'il and I2, the fastening member is automatically located with its axis extending across the longitudinal axis of the disk 22, when mounted'on the shoe, and will thereby prevent movement of *the skate relative to the shoe. Also, in the form "illustrated in Figs. '7 to 9, wherein the clamping member isprovided with a concave inner surface,

the-clamping disk will be received 'on-the axis or the clamping members so that longitudinal movement of the skate relative to the shoe is also prevented.

In the forms illustrated in said Figs. '7 009, the "movable clamping member [2a is operated by means of a screw '3! which is threaded to the bracket 32 and has a flange 33 and a wrench receiving head 34. A washer 35 is preferably {provided between the flange 33 and the clamping "member [2 to relieve friction, and thesaid Washer "may be provided with a retaining prong 36 which extends over the edge of the flange 33'so as to retain the said washer upon the'sha'nk 31' of the screw. In this form, when the screw 3| is rotated for clamping operation of my fastening device, the flange 33, through the washer '35,

will force the slidable clamping member 12 a 'against the disk 30 and thereby clamp-said disk firmly-as above described.

It is pointed out that by forming the clamping members either with concave or convex shape,

as'illustrated, they may 'be constructe'd of sheet metal and reinforced by such-formation so'a-s to prevent bending thereof under the clamping 'pressure applied to them in the use of my improved fastening means.

It will also be noted that all of the mechanism comprised in the said fastening means is so constructed as to provide of'the sole and heel are notched atdiametrically opposite sides of the keeper disks-to 'pr'ovide clearance for clamping members of the fastening device; said device including a stationary cl'an'ip- 'ing member projecting upwardly through an opening'in said plate, amovable'clamp'ing member also projecting upwardly throughan'opening in said plate, both of said clan'iping members being engageable with marginal'edges of the keeper disk at said notched-portions, a bracket secured to the underside of said-plate and'slid- "ably supporting said movable'clamping member,

a rocker lever pivotally carried by said'bracket, and a screw through said lever for-forcing the movable clamping member into clamping positlon. I

2. In a fastening device for fastening a skate having a supporting plate, to a shoe wherein a keeper disk is set into the bottom of the sole and heel of the shoe and wherein the bottoms of the sole and heel are notched at diametrically opposite sides of the keeper disks to provide clearance for clamping members of the fastening device; said device comprising a clamping member projecting upwardly from said supporting plate, a bracket secured to the underside of said plate, a movable clamping member slidably supported on said bracket and projecting upwardly through an opening in said plate, both of said clamping members being engageable with marginal edges of the keeper disk at said notched portions, said bracket having a slot therein, a lever pivotally mounted in said slot and having a portion engaging said movable clamping memher and a portion depending therefrom, and a screw member threaded to said depending portion and engaging the bottom of said slot for rocking said lever-to force said movableclamping member toward the firstclamping member.

3. In a fastening device for fastening askate having a supporting plate to a shoe, wherein a keeper disk is set into the bottom of the sole and heel of the shoe and wherein the bottoms of the sole and heel are notched at diametrically opposite sides of the keeper disks to provideclearance for the clamping members 'ofthe fastening device; said device comprising a stationary clamping member secured to the underside-of said plate and projecting upwardly through an opening therein and inclined at an angle toward the longitudinal axis of the skate, a bracket secured to the underside ofsaid plate, a movable clamping member positioned oppositely to said stationary clamping member I and slidably mounted on said bracket against the underside of said supporting plate and projecting upwardly therefrom and also inclined at an angle toward thesaid axis of the skate, both of said clamping bracket secured under said plate and having a groove therein slidably positioning said movable clamping member, screw-means carried by said bracket for operating said movable clamping member, a keeper diskdisposedwithin a recess in the bottom of the shoe the said keeper disk having'a tapered surface on the peripheral edge thereof adapted to contact the said clamping members, there being a recess at each of the opposite sides of said keeper disk to permit said disk to fit between the clamping members against the surface of the skate with the: said clamping members-projecting above the-keeper disk.

'5.-A fastening device for detachably securing a-sk'ate to a shoe comprising a pair of clamping members relatively 'movable'on said skateand having convex engaging surfaces, screw means forforcing said clamping members into relative clamping position and a keeper'disk securedto the bottom of the shoe; said-keeper disk-being adapted to fit between the said clamping members and having curved notches in the edge thereof for the reception of said convex enga ing surfaces on the said clamping members to thereby prevent relative lateral movement between the disk and clamping members.

6. A fastening device for detachably securing a skate to a shoe comprising a pair of clamping members relatively movable on said skate and having concave engaging surfaces, screw means for forcing said clamping members into relative clamping position and a keeper disk secured to the bottom of the shoe, said keeper diskbeing adapted to fit between the said clamping members and having curved peripheral engaging portions adapted to receive the said concave surfaces of the clamping members to thereby prevent relative lateral movement between said disk and clamping members.

7. In a fastening device for fastening a skate having a supporting plate to a shoe, wherein a keeper disk is set into the bottom of the sole and heel of the shoe and wherein the bottoms of the sole and heel are notched at diametrically opposite sides of the keeper disks to provide clearance for clamping members of the fastening device; said device comprising a stationary clamping member secured to said supporting plate and extending upwardly through an opening therein,

a bracket secured to the underside of said plate, a movable clamping member slidably mounted on said bracket and extending upwardly through an opening in the plate, both of said clamping members being engageable with marginal edges of a keeper disk at said notched portions, a screw threaded to said bracket, an annular flange on said screw extending into the opening in said supporting plate and abutting the said movable clamping member and means for rotating said screw to force said flange against said movable member and thereby move said member into clamping position. 1

GUSTAV A. ALMORTH.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification280/11.32
Cooperative ClassificationA63C17/02