Patents Examined by Marie Denise Patterson
  • Patent number: 5293999
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispenser for padded tape handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Leslie E. Linngren
  • Patent number: 5289647
    Abstract: A golf shoe has a sole and a heel attached to an upper. A spike is housed within a housing inserted into the sole or the heel. The housing includes a hollow cylinder threaded into the sole or heel. The cylinder houses a helical spring that biases a spike to the extended position. When the shoe is used on a hard surface, the surface forces the spike upward against the spring to a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Inventor: Donald R. Mercer
  • Patent number: 5279052
    Abstract: Ski boot made of plastic material consisting of:a deformable shell having two tongues which overlap to form flaps over the top of the foot;a cuff with a hinge on the shell shaped to form, at the front, two straps forming flaps over the front of the lower part of the leg;closing devices intended to slide the flaps over each other and thereby secure the foot in the shell and the lower part of the leg in the cuff;wherein the flap of the shell which corresponds to the outside edges of the foot covers the flap of the inside edge of the foot, whereas the flap which corresponds to the inside edge of the cuff covers the flap of the outside edge of the cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Skis Rossignol S.A.
    Inventors: Riccardo Perotto, Renzo Balbinot, Valentina Zanini
  • Patent number: 5253434
    Abstract: A waterproof article of manufacture and method of manufacturing the same including a waterproof, breathable shell and an aqueous based waterproof sealant disposed on the shell adjacent seams used to assemble the shell into an article. The article may be a lining for footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Reebok International Ltd.
    Inventors: John J. Curley, Jr., Jon L. Bemis
  • Patent number: 5251388
    Abstract: The lever device includes a lever arm arranged at at least one adapted seat defined on one of the flaps. At least one grip element for engagement members provided on the lever arm is associated with the other one of the flaps. The insertion of the lever arm within the adapted seat thus allows to have high strength characteristics and to not require a surface finish of good aesthetic quality, in view of its partial concealment, as well as to give the boot a neat aesthetic appearance, there being no protruding elements and because of the reduced size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Nordica S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Pozzobon, Giancarlo Foscaro, Adolfo Pozzebon
  • Patent number: 5197209
    Abstract: Device for opening and closing a rear-entry ski boot, by simultaneous rotation of front and rear portions of the upper without raising the front portion. The rear portion rotates on the shell base about a hinge pin, and the front portion about a pivot axis at the front end of the shell base. The front and rear portions are joined to each other by a pin-and-slot connection located in overlapping extensions of these elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: Salomon S. A.
    Inventors: James Rolland, Jean-Marie Begey, Eric Marguet, Michel Mabboux
  • Patent number: 5163237
    Abstract: A shoe construction is provided with means for inclusion or orthotic and/or planar adjustment members in a shoe, without adversely affecting thereby the fit of the shoe on the foot or the distance of the foot from the walking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventor: Henri E. Rosen
  • Patent number: 5123182
    Abstract: A device for the operation of adjustment, fastening or the like elements of ski shoes and ski bindings comprises a small plate (5) adapted to be used as a screw driver, and which has been attached to a strap (3), belt or the like for the locking or holding together of the upper end of the ski shoe upper, for instance the collar (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: Dynafit Skischuh Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Kurt Hilgarth