Cemented Shoe Patents (Class 12/142F)
  • Patent number: 6149852
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shoe, which includes the steps of:arranging an upper-insole assembly about a last;coupling an intermediate member comprising a toe portion and a heel portion to a lower region of the upper-insole assembly arranged about the last; andarranging the intermediate member in a mold and introducing plastic material into the mold so as to form an injected plastic material member which surrounds the intermediate member and which is integrally connected with both the intermediate member and the upper-insole assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Benetton Sportsystem S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mariarosa Romanato, Franco Priarollo, Riccardo Perotto, Alessandro Pozzobon
  • Patent number: 5807449
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are provided for treating a workpiece such as a shoe component. The workpiece treating apparatus preferably includes a transporter for transporting a workpiece along a predetermined path of travel and a storage device for storing a plurality of predetermined parameters of each of a plurality of workpieces. A workpiece identifier is positioned responsive to the storage device for identifying the workpiece during travel along the predetermined path. A workpiece treatment applicator is positioned adjacent the transporter and responsive to the workpiece identifier for applying a treatment a workpiece being transported along the predetermined path of travel. A workpiece treatment position determiner preferably is positioned responsive to the workpiece identifier for continuously determining the position of the workpiece treatment applicator along a predetermined trajectory during treatment of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Hooker, James E. Spencer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5781951
    Abstract: A method for applying glue to the upper surface of soles for footwear includes the steps of transferring a sole to a first station with the upper surface turned upward, picking up the outline of the sole, transferring the sole from the first station to a second station, keeping the sole orientation unvaried and applying a jet of glue directed to the upper surface of the sole along a path that can be adjusted and that follows the border of the sole. In a different embodiment, glue is also applied to the surface of the upper that is intended for attaching of the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: F.LLI Talamonti Macchine S.n.c.
    Inventors: Talamonti Sergio, Talamonti Federico
  • 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: 4969224
    Abstract: In order to produce a shoe without insole, the lasting fold of a shoe upper (4) is glued directly on the underside of a last (1), specifically with the use of an adhesive which is selectably releasable at some later time. Next, an outside sole (5), which is provided with an adhesive layer (6) in the area of the lasting fold and possibly in the area of the side leather, is glued to the shoe upper (4). Next, the adhesive power of the selectably releasable adhesive is cancelled, for example, by means of heating, and the adhesive power of the adhesive (6) between the shoe upper (4) and the outside sole (5) is increased. Now the last (1) can be removed from the completed shoe. Such a shoe without insole is particuarly suited as an orthopedic shoe which makes possible a direct contact between the foot and the soft upperside of the outside sole (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Inventor: Josef C. Birke
  • Patent number: 4946535
    Abstract: This invention relates to new, substantially linear polyester polyurethanes containing hydroxyl end groups, based on selected starting materials, and their use as adhesives or for the production of adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Meckel, Horst Muller-Albrecht, Manfred Dollhausen
  • Patent number: 4918776
    Abstract: A method of making shoes of the type having a soft sole and an insole part used in the method. The insole part is produced by cementing a thin and soft insole sheet on a hard insole base so as to be easily peeled apart an separated. The method includes using the insole part in lieu of a conventional insole, performing a conventional lasting manufacturing method, separating the insole base from the insole sheet and leaving only the insole sheet. A highly efficient manufacturing method is thus provided by using a lasting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tobi
    Inventor: Shingo Motoda
  • Patent number: 4846919
    Abstract: Method of bonding a sole to a shoe by applying moisture-curable melt adhesive to the shoe upper, subjecting the adhesive coating to a hot-cure step with airborne moisture, and pressing the sole and shoe upper together with the adhesive between them immediately after the hot-cure step, preferably in less than 90 seconds after leaving the hot-cure. The bond is effected without application of adhesive to the sole, which is merely pre-treated by wiping with solvent or primer solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Hanson, Christopher M. Allen, Karl-Heinz Albert, Hubertus von Voithenberg
  • Patent number: 4662017
    Abstract: In a method for producing footwear, wherein the shaft and the shell sole of the footwear are glued together, the leather upper part of the footwear is first cut to size without the formation of a lasting fold, it is prepared and then roughened along a lower border thereof. After shaping of the tip, so as to conform to the last, the preformed shaft is stretched to measure, and a rear cap is simultaneously molded in. The shell sole, which is likewise glued, is placed on a glued border and pressed against at least the tip and heel and is also possibly sewn with a seam, after which a cover sole is placed and the shoe or footwear is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Ferd. Schafer & Sohne GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Gruber
  • Patent number: 4597125
    Abstract: A shoe is provided having a soft, and compliant insole and a cushioned outsole. In manufacturing the shoe, the insole is temporarily stiffened by a relatively firm member to which it is bonded by means of a wax. This enables the insole to withstand the normal lasting procedure. The outsole is provided with a cavity for receiving a cushion therein. The shoe upper is attached to the outsole such that the insole overlies the cushion. Once the shoe is completed, the wax bond between the insole and its stiffener is heated to allow the separation and removal of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: Wingspread Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Jones, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4300256
    Abstract: Clog-type shoes are produced by combining foamed polymeric soles with conventional vamps by interposing selected adhesives and application of pressure and heat to the assembled clog-type shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Assignee: R. G. Barry Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur Laganas
  • Patent number: 4244121
    Abstract: A waterproof hip length boot and method of manufacture wherein the fabric lined upper leg portion is attached as a sheet around its lower edge to the upper edge of the lower boot portion by an adhesive such as urethane or another synthetic polymeric material having similar properties that provides circumferential and longitudinal bonded seams and also coats the fabric opposite the wearer's knee for internal abrasion protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Chromalloy American Corporation
    Inventor: Richard R. Adams
  • Patent number: 4098632
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for applying adhesive to a surface and for bonding and particularly for attaching a tread member to a shoe in which an adhesive applicator including a jet providing a gas stream having a rotational component is constructed to extrude viscous fluid adhesive to form a filament and to lay down the filament while still soft and adhesive as a band of overlapping loops directly on the attaching surface of an element to be adhered. The elements to be joined are pressed together with the adhesive between them and the adhesive is hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Gordon V. Sprague, Jr.