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Publication numberUS895950 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1908
Filing dateJul 26, 1907
Priority dateJul 26, 1907
Publication numberUS 895950 A, US 895950A, US-A-895950, US895950 A, US895950A
InventorsJoseph Von Bracht
Original AssigneeJoseph Von Bracht, Herman Rosenheim
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 895950 A
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PATENTED AUG. 11, 1908.



APPLIGATIOK nun JULY 26. 1907.

BEST AVAILABLE copy nature of a detachabie' or separate member afford an elastic cushionin device wvbich illustrated a simple and preferred form U. We

'State of Georgia, have invented new and pleteor a partial sole; that is to say, the

.the shoes, thus furnishing an effective means forchecking the objectionable perspiration Sr; was




Patented Aug. 11, 19025.

Application filed July 26,. 1907. Serial at. 385,703

Be it known that I, Josnru voN Bnscnr, l

a citizen of the United States, residing at l Savannah, 1n the county of Chatham and useful Improvements in insoles, of which the following is a specification, i

This invention relates to inner soles adapted to be used in boots and shoes, and it has forritsobjects to simplify and improve the construction andoperation of this class of devices.

The invention consists riniarily in an inner solewhich niav be in t e nature of a comrinciple. of the invention may be applied to lialf soles and to heel cushions as well as to complete soles; said inner sole being in the which may be placed loosely within a boot or shoe, or which ma be secured, if desired, against displacement in any suitable manner.

Among the objects. of the invention are to will Iorm a relief for tender ieet. Another object is to provide a non-con ducting device whereby extremes of temerature will be prevented from affecting the eet oi the wearer.

Still another object is to provide'a ventilating device permittin air to circulate be tween the soles of the icet and the soles of of the feet to which many are subject. A further obiectof the invention is to provide a means which may readily and conveniently be chemically treated or medicated in l the application of treatment to the feet.

Still further ob'ccts of' the invention will behereinaiter in y described and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawing has been .-F r'lin invention; it being, however, understood that no limitation is necessarily made to the recise structural details therein exhibited, utihat changes, alterations and modifications within the scope of the invention maybe-resorted to when desired.

In t wing, Figure 1 is a plan view of i an inner sole constructed in accordance with g the inventiomscvcrul of the layersoi, thc

malerial oi vhich it is comp scdjuiviic been ly removed for the purpose of clearly;

treated with illustrating the construction. F 2 is a transverse sectional view, enlarged. taken on the plane indicated by the line in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional detail view llustrating a modification.

Corresponding parts in the several figures are denoted by like charactersof reference.

The base of the improved inner sole consists of a stripl of leather, textile or other suitable flexible nmterial. This base. which is shaped to lit within the shoe in connection with which. it is to be used, and which, as above stated, may forn a part of a complete or of a partial sole, serves to support a cellulur frame section 2 which may be regarded as constituting a siteiciou oi the (imicc, and which may be pressed, molded, or otherwise shaped or formed of any suitable material possessing sufficient rigidity and resiliency for the purposes of the invention, such as leather or pa )er which may. be suitably lue, rubber or any other suitable material or composition of matter whereby the necessary qualities of stillness and resiliency shall be impacted thereto; it being understood however that any suitable material may be employed-in the construction of said skeleton. The latter, in the preferred form illustrated in the drawing, is provided with corrugations fm'ming ribs and intervening spaces, which ribs and spaces may be V-shnpcd as shown in Fi '2, U-shnped as shown in Fig. 3, or ofany otucr desired shu'ic. or outline. This cellular frame is to glued, cemented or othcwliscv secured upon the base 1, and the spaces between the ribs adjacent to the upper side of the base. constitute air spaces 3, while the cells or spaces" 4 intermediate the ribs and adjacent to the upper side of the skeleton 2 serve for the reception of-ufi ing 5 which may consist of cork, Wood or iibrous material, or of ,any

if i f.

Apertures 10-11, registering with the aper-' tures T, are formed in the strips 8 and 9 respectiyely. The external covering strip 9 may however be dispensed with, if desired within the scope of the invention.

Frornthe foregoing description taken in connection with the. drawings hereto annexed,'the operation and advantages of this invention will be readily understood. The improved inner sole is constructed in such a manner-that it will possess in high degree the requisites of resiliency and adaptability to the feet of the wearer as well as non-conducfree circulation of air adjacent to the feet of the wearer is permitted. The device may be constructed at a moderate expense, and it is thoroughly efficient for the purposes for which it is rovided. Havirn t we fully described the invention what is c laimed as new is:

1. An inner sole for boots and shoes comrising a top layer provided with openings, a

ottom layer, a corrugated frame between said layers providing upper cells between the openings in the top layer and lower cells p vided at their apices with openings between the upper cells and eonnnunieating nith the openings in the top layer, and a fil ing of nonconducting material in the upper ce ls.

2. An inner sole for boots and shoes comprising a bottom layer, a top layer formed with perforations, a cellular frame between said layers, said frame being corrugated to provide sets of alternately arranged upper and lower cells between the same and the respective layers, the lower cells being open and provided with apertures in the apices thereof registering with the apertures in the top layer, and a filling of non-conducting material in the u per cells.

In testimony w ereof, I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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International ClassificationA43B17/08
Cooperative ClassificationA43B17/08
European ClassificationA43B17/08