US T889004 I4
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nEEENsn/E PEEicArioN UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Published at the request of the applicant or owner in accordance with the Notice of Dec. 16, 1969, 869 O.G. 687. The abstracts of Defensive Publication applications are identified by distinctly numbered series and are arranged chronologically. The heading of each abstract indicates the number of pages of specification, including claims and sheets of drawings contained in the application as originally filed. The files of these applications are available to the public for inspection and reproduction may be purchased for 30 cents a sheet.
Defensive Publication applications have not been examined as to the merits of alleged invention. The Patent Oiiice makes no assertion as to the novelty of the disclosed subject matter.
PUBLISHED AUGUST 31, 1971 T889,004 METHOD OF ATTACHING PLASTIC SHOES T0 ANIMAL HOOPS Kenneth W. Hyche, 4511 Grace Drive, and William F.
Thomsen, 4514 Brookridge Drive, both of Kingspol't,
Tenn. 37664 Filed Apr. 20, 1970, Ser. No. 30,301 Int. Cl. A011 3/00, 5/00 US. Cl. 168-4 No Drawing. 6 Pages Specification A method of providing horses with plastic horseshoes which involves the bonding of the plastic shoes to the horses hoofs with a monomeric a-cyanoacrylate adhesive such as methyl 2-cyanoacrylate. The method involves the steps of (1) smoothing the bottom surface of the hoof material to eliminate any irregularities therein, (2) treating the surface of the plastic shoe with the adhesive, (3) contacting the adhesive treated surface with the smooth hoof surface, and (4) applying pressure for a short period of time. Preferably, a shock absorbing sheet of material such as rubber is interposed between the plastic shoe and the hoof surface and bonded to both surfaces by the same adhesive. This method is especially useful and advantageous in that (1) the adhesive sets up almost immediately, and (2) the use of plastic shoes eliminates the heavy Weight of iron shoes and the use of nails in the shoeing operation.