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Publication numberUS2741770 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1956
Filing dateJul 8, 1953
Priority dateJul 8, 1953
Publication numberUS 2741770 A, US 2741770A, US-A-2741770, US2741770 A, US2741770A
InventorsMax Tannen
Original AssigneeMax Tannen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rubber pull-over socks
US 2741770 A
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April 1956 M. TANNEN RUBBER PULL-OVER SOCKS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 8, 1953 INVENTOR. /Z4X 7111mm! fl April 17, 1956 T N RUBBER FULL-OVER SOCKS 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 8, 1955 Wm M m5 ENE) I pulled over sock 18 to prevent United States Patent RUBBER PULL-OVER SOCKS Max Tannen, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application July 8, 1953, Serial No. 366,801

1 Claim. (Cl. 2-61) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in rain and other inclement weather footwear.

More particularly, the present invention proposes the construction of an improved weatherproof undershoe for use beneath an ordinary shoe and over a sock so that a person can protect his feet from the weather even though he has no overshoes or rubbers on or to put on at the time.

Another object of the present invention proposes forming the weatherproof undershoe of elastic water repellent material such as sheet rubber or thermoplastic material and with an upper portion which can be stretched over a trouser leg and held thereto without mussing the trouser.

Still further, the present invention proposes constructing the upper portion of the foot fitting cover or undershoe with a telescoping clamp having crease gripping end portions to hold the crease in trousers in inclement weather While the cover protects them.

As a further object, the present invention proposes arranging the upper portion of the cover or undershoe so that it may be stretched over a trouser leg well up the leg and under the wearers overcoat or raincoat.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a side view of a shoe and sock and of the undershoe of the present invention with portions of the shoe and undershoe broken away and in section.

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but showing the lower part of a trouser leg and illustrating a modification of the present invention.

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but illustrating a further modification of the present invention.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 6 is a detail perspective fragmentary view showing the clamp structure shown in Figs. 2 to 5, inclusive.

The undershoe or oversock, in accordance with the first form of the invention illustrated in Fig. 1, consists of a one-piece foot fitting cover of elastic water repellent material such as sheet rubber or thermoplastic. The cover 15 has a foot gripping portion 16 adapted to underlie the top of a shoe 17, the cover 15 fitting beneath the shoe 17 and over the usual sock 18.

Foot gripping portion 16 of cover 15 has an upper edge or mouth 19 conforming to the upper edge of the opening 20 of shoe 17. The elasticity of the cover 15 permits it to be easily carried in small compact condition and to be rain, snow or water from penetrating through the shoe 17 onto the wearers foot in inclement weather. Once on beneath shoe 17, the shoe 17 completely hides the cover 15 so that the cover 15 provides protection for the wearers foot without detracting from the appearance of the shoe.

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The modification of the present invention shown in Fig. 2 is characterized by the provision of a cover 21 of elastic water repellent material for use beneath shoe 22 and over the usual sock 18.

Cover 21 has a close fitting foot gripping lower portion 23 adapted to underlie the top of shoe 22 and an upper portion 24 adapted to fit over a trouser leg 25.

Within upper portion 24 of the elastic cover 21, an expandible and collapsible clamp 26 (see also Figs. 3, 4, 5 and 6) is secured to assist in stretching the upper portion of the cover around the lower or cufi part of trouser leg 25. Clamp 26 has crease gripping end portions 27 and 28 removably to grip the crease 29 of the trouser leg 25. Clamp 26 also has rigid side members 30 and 31 to hold the elastic material of the upper portion 24 of cover 21 from mussing the trouser leg 25 between the crease. Clasp 32 holds the side members 30 and 31 forcibly slidable for expanding and contacting the clamp and to prevent the clamp from contracting by the resiliency or elasticity of the stretched upper portion of the cover 21 when it is around the trouser leg. Two of the clamps 26 may be provided as indicated in Fig. 2, the clamps 26 being spaced apart one to fit adjacent the cuif of trouser leg 25 and the other being disposed adjacent the top edge of the upper portion 24 of cover 21.

The modified form of the invention shown in Figs. 3, 4, 5 and 6, is similar in construction to that shown in Fig. 2 except that cover 33 has an upper portion 34 which extends farther up trouser leg 35 so as to be disposed under the lower edge of topcoat or raincoat 36. Cover 33 has a number of the clamps 26 spaced to be disposed at spaced intervals up the trouser leg 35. Cover 33 has a lower portion 37 which fits over the usual sock 38 and under the shoe 39.

Clamps 26 are secured to the upper portion 34 (and to upper portion 24 of Fig. 2) as shown best in Figs. 4 and 6, by strips 40 of the same material as the covers. Strips 40 extend over the side members of the clamp 26 and are heat-sealed or otherwise secured to the inner side of the covers. The rigid side members or arms 30 and 31 of clamp 26 are bowed and extend from the crease gripping end portions 27 and 28 of the clamp, two side members or arms 30 extending from crease gripping end portion 27 and two arms 31 extending from crease gripping end portion 28. The arms 31 are slidable into the arms 30. Clasps 32 hold the arms in such relationship and permit them forcibly to he slid apart and together to stretch and collapse the upper portion of the cover. It is understood that this water repellent footwear may be manufactured and sold in all sizes and shapes, for high or low shoes for the use of adults or children and that it may be made of any suitable waterproof material.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent 1s:

A weatherproof cover of elastic water repellent material for use inside a shoe and over a sock having a close fitting foot gripping lower portion and an integral enlarged upper portion adapted to fit over a trouser leg, a telescoping clamp secured to the top of the upper portion of the cover, said clamp having two members each with a crease gripping end portion and with two spaced rigid bowed arms extending from the crease gripping end portion, means on the upper portion of the cover for slidably securing said clamp members thereon, the arms of one member being slidably connected with the arms of the other member wherebysaid members are adapted to move toward and away from each'other to collapse and stretch,

respectively, the upper portion of the cover for fitting around a trouser leg and for compact carrying and storage, said upper portion being adapted to extend well up the leg of a' trouser and above the lower edge of a raincoat, and a second telescoping clamp constructed and secured similarly to said first-named clamp, said second telescoping clamp being positioned adjacent'the bottom end of the upper portion of the cover, said clamp members extending around the upper portion of the cover in a plane parallel to the plane of the foot gripping portion of the cover.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Baggerud Feb. 24,1925 Nyhagen May 12, 1925 Guinzburg June 10, 1941 Horn Oct. 28, 1947 Pegano May 12, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS Germany Apr. 20, 1927 Switzerland Mar. 16, 1927

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US5697106 *Aug 21, 1996Dec 16, 1997Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.Liquid impervious foot receiving article
US5724680 *Nov 12, 1996Mar 10, 1998Cesnick; Andrew J.Liner for rubber boots
US6381756 *May 5, 2000May 7, 2002Lane F. SmithGaiter-sock combination
US6651257May 3, 2002Nov 25, 2003Lane F. SmithGaiter-sock combination
US6880173Dec 13, 2002Apr 19, 2005Solomon GreenWaterproof boot liner
US20100281602 *Apr 20, 2010Nov 11, 2010Sarah StabileSock with Grip
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/61, 2/239, 36/2.00R, 36/7.3, 2/232
International ClassificationA41D17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D17/00
European ClassificationA41D17/00