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Publication numberUS3415528 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 10, 1968
Filing dateOct 18, 1966
Priority dateOct 18, 1966
Publication numberUS 3415528 A, US 3415528A, US-A-3415528, US3415528 A, US3415528A
InventorsHerold Karl
Original AssigneeHerold Karl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ice skate
US 3415528 A
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Dec. 10, 1968 K. HEROLD ICE SKATE Filed on. 18, 1966 /II V IN VEN TOR Karl Hero/d United States Patent M 3,415,528 ICE SKATE Karl Herold, 2359 N. 120th St., Wauwatosa, Wis. 53226 Filed Oct. 18, 1966, Ser. No. 587,572 2 (Ilaims. (Cl. 280-11.12)

ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A skate has a flat member that is basiacally the same size and configuration as the bottom of a shoe, a sheet of corrugated rubber covers the upper surface of said member, there is means for securing the skate to a shoe, and two spaced and parallel runners project downwardly slightly below the bottom of the horizontal flat member, each end of each of the said runners is curved upward and projects through said member thereby providing a means for securing each runner to the said member.

This invention relates to ice skates, and more particularly, to an ice skate having a pair of runners rather than the single runner found on most present day ice skates.

Due to the fact that most ice skates embody a single runner projecting downward from the center of the underside of skate for approximately one inch, the art of ice skating can, at least for beginners, be a hazardous sport. Serious falls could result in injury, such as broken legs, feet, or other injury, and could incapacitate the skater for many weeks or months.

It is, therefore, the principal object of this invention to provide an ice skate that embodies two runners that project a short distance down from the underside of the skate, thereby making it impossible for the ice skate to turn and throw the skater.

Another object of this invention is to provide an ice skate having corrugated rubber on top of the shoe supporting member, both being approximately the same size as the shoe of the skater.

Another object of this invention is to provide an ice skate that can be used in snow as well as on ice.

Still another object of this invention is to provide an ice skate on which a person having absolutely no previous skating experience ca become a proficient skater in a minium of time.

Other and further objects of this invention will become apparent as the following description of the construction of the ice skate is read and the attached drawing is examined.

In the drawing:

FIG. 1 is a pictorial view of this invention of an ice skate.

FIG. 2 is a bottom view of FIGURE 1.

FIG. 3 is a sectional view of this invention, taken substantially along line 3-3 of FIGURE 1, and viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.

FIG. 4 is a sectional view of this invention, taken substantially along line 4-4 of FIGURE 2, and viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.

In the attached drawing, like parts are indicated by like reference numbers throughout the several views. The reference number 5 indicates the complete ice skate which embodies a rectangular wood or fiber glass body or shoe 3,415,528 Patented Dec. 10, 1968 supporting member 6. To the upper surface of this shoe supporting member 6 is secured, by glue or other means, a corregated rubber surface 7. Two steel runners 8, that are square in cross-seciton, are so mounted on the underside of the aforesaid suuporting member 6 as to project only a short distance below the bottom of the member 6 to which each runner is secured by having its two curved hook-like ends 9 projecting up into the member 6, as is shown in FIGURES 3 and 4 of the drawing.

A vertically disposed curved heel guard 10 is suitably secured to the periphery of the ice skate 5, as one can see by examining the first three figures of the drawing. The aforesaid heel guard 10 is provided with an elongated opening 11 in each side thereof. Through this elongated opening 11 passes the rubber strap 12 that is provided with a buckle 13 and permits adjusting the strap when the ice skate is secured to the shoe. Two steel plates 14 are suitably secured, one to each side of the front portion of the aforesaid ice skate 6 in order to provide a means of attachment for one end of the two curved rubber or plastic members 15 that fit over the top and front portion of the skaters shoe, which is not shown in any of the views of the drawing. Rubber shoe laces 16 connect each upper end of the aforesaid members 15 together, as is shown in FIGURE 1 of the drawing.

It is now obvious from the aforesaid detailed description of this novel invention of mine that I have provided a new concept in ice skates that not only meets all of the objects of this invention but others that come to mind, such as the fact that this ice skate is far more stable than any other ice skate now on the market. This is because the two aforesaid steel runners 8 are approximately one and one half inches apart in parallel spaced relation to one another.

What I now claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. An ice skate, comprising a flat: member that is basically the same size and configuration as the bottom of a shoe, the said member being provided with two spaced and parallel steel runners projecting downward slightly below the bottom of the said member: and means for securing the said ice skate to a shoe, each end of each of the two said steel runners is curved upward and projects through the said member, thereby providing a means of securing each runner to the said member, and each runner being square in cross-section.

2. The invention of claim 1 wherein the upper surface of the said member is covered with and secured to a corrugated piece of rubber.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS BENJAMIN HERSH, Primary Examiner. MILTON L. SMITH, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification280/11.12
International ClassificationA63C1/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63C1/36
European ClassificationA63C1/36