Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS945698 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 4, 1910
Filing dateNov 27, 1909
Priority dateNov 27, 1909
Publication numberUS 945698 A, US 945698A, US-A-945698, US945698 A, US945698A
InventorsWilliam T Conway
Original AssigneeWilliam T Conway
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sole for shoes.
US 945698 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

W. T. CONWAY. SOLE FOR SHOES.

APPLIoATIoN FILED JAN. 21, 190s. BBNBWBD Nov. 27, 1909.

945,698, Patented Jan.4, 1910.

OOOOOQOOOO 0000900009 ooooooooooooo ooo ooooo oooo 00000000000 OOOOOOOOOOO 51am/nto r,

Witnesses UNITED sTATEs rgrnnr clarion.

WILLIAM T. CONWAY, 0F PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.

soLE' Fon sHoEs.

shoes, slippers vand similar footwear, and

the primary object of my invention is to provide a novel resilient sole -for thoroughly Ventilating and causingy a circulation of air in a shoe.

A further object of this invention is to provide a resilient inner sole for cushioning the foot, the sole being designed whereby an antiseptic or perfume can be used in connection with the same to make a shoe perfectly sanitary.

A still further objectof this invention is to provide ay simple and inexpensiye inner sole that can be easily used in connection with various styles of footwear.

With the above and other objects in view which will more readily appear -as the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and then specifically pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a plan of an inner sole constructed in accordance with my invention, illustrating the same in an open position, Fig. 2 is an end view of the same, Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of the inner sole as closed, Fig.' 4t is a similar view of the inner sole as closed and in condition to be placed in a shoe, and Fig. 5 is across sectional View of an inner sole illustrating a slight modification.

To put my invention into practice, I construct the inner sole of two pieces of resilient material- '1, such as light and durable rubber, these pieces of material being shaped to conform to the inner sole-shape of a shoe. The pieces of material 1 are connected by straps 2, serving functionally as hinges, whereby the pieces of material 1 can be fold# ed one upon the other, as illustrated in Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawings.

The confronting faces of the pieces'of material 1 are provided with projecting resilient prongs 3, the prongs of one piece of material being adapted to interlock or en- Specication of Letters Patent. Patented Jan, 4;, 1910. i Application led January 21, 1908, Serial No. 411,874. Renewed November 27, 1909. Serial No.' 530,245.

ter the spaces between the pronos of the adjoinin piece of material, whereby an air space wi l be provided between the pierced pieces of material 1. The pieces of material 1 are provided with perforations 1a here and there among the resilient prongs 3, these f openings or perforations allowing a circulation of air above and below the inner sole. After the pieces of material l have been' folded or placed one upon the other, I wrap the-pieces of material with a piece of fabric 4, to retain them in their folded position, and at the same time prevent therubber or esilient material from injuring a persons oot.

In Fig. 5 of the drawings, I have illustrated two pieces of material l" as bein hinged or connected together by a piece o fabric 1. In using the fabric as a hinge I dispense with the straps 2. Thev fabric used as a binding material for the pieces of material 1 is preferably of an absorbing nature, whereby the perspiration of a foot will be absorbed by the material without affecting the pieces of material 1. The projecting resilient prongs of the pieces of material 1 are adapted to allow sufficient space between said pieces of material for an antiseptic or perfume that can be readily employed to obviatethe odor set up by the perspiration of a persons foot.

I reserve the right to make the piecesof material 1 separate, and simply place one piece of material upon the other, without using thel straps 2 that serve functionally as hinges. It will thus be observed that when the inner sole is placed in a shoe, the same will serve functionally as a cushion for a persons foot, yand at the same time maintaining a circulation of air in the shoe, which -will maintain a persons foot in a perfectly sanitary condition.

I reserve the right to make such structural changes in 1n invention as are permissible by the appen ed claims.

I-Iaving now described I claim as new, is

1. An inner sole for shoes comprising two pieces of resilient material having confronting faces provided with depending prongs adapted to interlock and provide an air space between said pieces of material, a piece of fabric wound around said pieces of material to retain the same together, submy invention what stantia'lly as described.

2. An inner sole for shoes comprising two pieces of resilient material hinged together of said sole-pieces, und :i piece of fabric und adapted lo fold one upon the other, und binding Suid pieces of material together. 10 moans carried vby snid pieces of resilient nm- 1n testimony whereof I anix nly signature terial for forming un air space therebetween, in the presence of two witnesses. substantially as described. WILLIAM T. CONWAY.

3. An inner sole for shoes comprising two Witnesses: similarly-shaped sole-pieces adapted to be MAX H. SRoLoyITz,

super'posed, prongs on the confronting faces K. H. BUTLER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4222185 *Apr 4, 1979Sep 16, 1980Nello GiaccagliaPlastic shoe sole for sandals and the like
US4223455 *Apr 17, 1978Sep 23, 1980Vermeulen Jean PierreShoe sole containing discrete air-chambers
US4257176 *Mar 9, 1979Mar 24, 1981Scholl, Inc.Insole with material released under foot loads
US4733483 *Mar 12, 1987Mar 29, 1988Autry Industries, Inc.Custom midsole
US4843741 *Nov 23, 1988Jul 4, 1989Autry Industries, Inc.Custom insert with a reinforced heel portion
US4845863 *Sep 16, 1988Jul 11, 1989Autry Industries, Inc.Shoe having transparent window for viewing cushion elements
US4881328 *Apr 12, 1988Nov 21, 1989Autry Industries, Inc.Custom midsole
US4905382 *Feb 8, 1988Mar 6, 1990Autry Industries, Inc.Custom midsole
US5619809 *Sep 20, 1995Apr 15, 1997Sessa; RaymondShoe sole with air circulation system
US5659979 *Oct 17, 1994Aug 26, 1997Sileo; SteveTransparent footwear with interchangeable tongue and insole and kit therefore
US5815949 *Jun 10, 1997Oct 6, 1998Sessa; Raymond V.Footwear insert providing air circulation
US6000147 *Jul 17, 1998Dec 14, 1999KellermanThree section orthotic device
US6035554 *Sep 11, 1997Mar 14, 2000Duncan; Donald L.Asymmetrical reversible article of footwear
US6318002 *Jul 5, 2000Nov 20, 2001Shu-Mei Chang OuIntegrally injected shoe insole with a middle shoe insole
US7181867Jan 25, 2005Feb 27, 2007Reebok International Ltd.Support and cushioning system for an article of footwear
US7475498Sep 12, 2006Jan 13, 2009Reebok International Ltd.Support and cushioning system for an article of footwear
US8434244Jan 9, 2009May 7, 2013Reebok International LimitedSupport and cushioning system for an article of footwear
US20050178025 *Jan 25, 2005Aug 18, 2005Reebok International Ltd.Support and cushioning system for an article of footwear
US20070006488 *Sep 12, 2006Jan 11, 2007Reebok International Ltd.Support and cushioning system for an article of footwear
US20130019499 *Jan 24, 2013Hsu Tsung-YungTwo-part shoe insert
USD315634Aug 25, 1988Mar 26, 1991Autry Industries, Inc.Midsole with bottom projections
USD731769 *Oct 23, 2014Jun 16, 2015Skechers U.S.A., Inc. IiShoe outsole periphery and bottom
USD738078 *Apr 21, 2015Sep 8, 2015Skechers U.S.A., Inc. IiShoe outsole periphery and bottom
WO1995007035A1 *Sep 7, 1994Mar 16, 1995Steve SileoTransparent footwear with interchangeable tongue and insole
WO1996019128A1 *Dec 18, 1995Jun 27, 1996Mircea ArcanCushioning devices for feet
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/081