US 3731674 A
The heel of a shoe contains a battery and electrically powered motor means connected in circuit by a manually operated on-off switch. When the switch is closed, the means produces vibrations transmitted through the feet of the wearer to the rest of the body, promoting a relaxing action on nerves and muscles.
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United States Patent [191 [111 3,731,674
Parvin 1 May 8, 1973 541 SHOE WITH NERVE AND MUSCLE FOREIGN-"PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS  Inventor: Don M. Parvin, PO. Box 724, Defiance, Ohio 45312 Primary Examiner-Lawrence W. Trapp Filed g 3 1971 Attorney-Richard S. Shreve, Jr.
 Appl. No.: 168,586 [5 ABSTRACT The heel of a shoe contains a battery and electrically 52 us. Cl. ..12s/2s B, 128/582 POWeYCd mom means cmmected circuit by a [51 int. Cl. ..A6lh 1/02 manually Pmated when the Mich is  Field of Search 128/25 B 34 36 closed, the means produces vibrations transmitted 1 through the feet of the wearer to the rest of the body,
promoting a relaxing action on nerves and muscles  References Cited 4 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,949,l08 8/1960 Vecchio ..l28/25 B /X//! J) L, 1 l
, I E 12 [l l i H i g 1 I l 16 22 20 48 i 50 40 RELAXANT 1,266,292 5/1961 France ..l28/25 B SHOE WITH NERVE AND MUSCLE RELAXANT SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a side elevation of my invention;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged detail cross sectional side view of my invention; and
FIG. 3 is an enlarged detail cross sectional top view of my invention.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now to FIGS. 1-3, a shoe has a heel 12 with a hollowed out chamber or region 14 covered by a removable base layer 16.
First and second motors 18 and 20 in parallel spaced coplanar relationship extend horizontally in the longitudinal direction of the shoe. A dry cell 22 parallel to the motors is disposed therebetween and is coplanar therewith. The negative terminal 24 of the cell is connected via conductors 26 to one terminal 28 on motor 18 and another terminal 30 on motor 20. Terminal 32 on motor 18 and terminal 34 on motor 20 are connected in common to post 36 by lead 44. Slide arm 38 on manually operable on-off switch 40 disposed partially in the chamber and controllable by slide 42 on the outside of the heel is connected via lead 46 to positive terminal 48 of the cell via terminal 50 on the arm.
The motors rotate in opposite directions with the results indicated when slide 42 is moved to move arm 38 into contact with post 36.
While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.
Having thus described this invention what is asserted as new is:
1. A shoe having a heel with a chamber therein, a dry cell in said chamber, electrically operated motor means in the chamber, a manually operated on-off switch partially in the chamber and partially outside of said heel, and circuit means in the chamber electrically connecting the motor means in circuit with said cell.
2. A shoe as set forth in claim 1 wherein said motor means includes two motors disposed on opposite sides of the cell and electrically connected in parallel.
3. A shoe as set forth in claim 2 wherein said motors and cell extend parallel and horizontally in the longitudinal direction of said shoe.
4. A shoe as set forth in claim 3 wherein said motors, when energized, operate in opposite directions.