Sandals Patents (Class 12/142S)
  • Patent number: 5901394
    Abstract: A custom-made shoe of a sandal-type having a sole, an orthotic unit prescribed specially for the foot of the wearer adhered to the sole a vamp unit secured forwardly to the sole, and a counter secured to and projecting upwardly from the rear periphery of the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Inventor: Kent S. Greenawalt
  • Patent number: 5644856
    Abstract: A wedge slipper includes an all fabric construction with a flat rubber outsole. A wedge cover is stitched to the outsole with a bottom peripheral edge of the wedge cover turned inwardly to avoid presenting exposed stitching. The insole and the wedge cover are stitched together with both the insole and wedge cover turned inwardly at the line of stitching. Into a toe portion of the outsole with a ribbon covering raw edges of the vamp and the insole. A cushion filler of increased thickness is placed within a cavity defined between the outsole and the insole with an enlarged thickness portion of the filler received in the heel cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: R.G. Barry Corporation
    Inventor: Walter T. Bray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5247741
    Abstract: A mold for making a sandal having an injected molded sole comprises a last for receiving an upper, a ring, and a sole plate. The last, ring and sole plate form a sealed cavity where the sole is formed in response to plastic material being injected into the sealed cavity. The injected plastic material has tendencies to (1) adhere to portions of the upper on a portion of the last forming a wall of the sealed cavity and (2) remain in the cavity as the last is removed from the cavity. The portion of the last forming the sealed cavity wall includes an ear extending into the cavity for overcoming the tendency of the injected plastic material to remain in the cavity. The ear frictionally engages an interior surface of the sole to pull the sole from the cavity as the last is being removed from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Suave Shoe Corporation
    Inventor: Gerardo Pastor
  • Patent number: 5242519
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a foamed laminate, which has a plurality of colors, alternating ridges and ridge-confined grooves, includes the steps of (a) superimposing an upper foamed plate having colored stripes, on a lower foamed plate having a single color; (b) pressing the upper and lower foamed plates using an upper and a lower press die to form a laminate, each of the press dies having ridges and ridge-confined grooves; (c) cutting off portions of the upper foamed plate formed at the ridges thereof in order to expose the lower foamed plate; and (d) cutting projections at the lower foamed plate so as to make the lower foamed plate flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventor: Hsien-Chao Wu
  • Patent number: 4899412
    Abstract: Toe portions of an outsole and an outsole pad are stitched together, the outsole having a longitudinally extending slit formed therethrough. A vamp is then stitched to the toe portions of the outsole with the vamp and outsole inside out from their position in a finished slipper. The vamp and outside are then stitched to a sock at the toe portions thereof and a portion of the outsole pad is pulled through the opening in the outsole. The outsole and vamp are then stitched completely to the sock. The slipper is then turned to its right side through the opening in the outsole. The opening is closed with tape, and the portions of the outsole and outsole pad rearwardly of the stitched portions thereof are adhesively secured together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: R. G. Barry Corporation
    Inventor: Michael H. Ganon
  • Patent number: 4793075
    Abstract: A sandal with an elongated sole configured to the profile of a human footprint with a toe end and a heel end, employs a toe strap connected at two anchor points to grip the forward part of user's foot and a heel strap connected at two anchor points to grip the ankle of a user's foot with a lateral strap connected between the toe strap and the heel strap which is located on the outside of the sole and parallel to its surface so it is operable to stabilize the other straps and to maintain essentially constant tension in the individual straps as the sole flexes, with the toe and heel straps being infinitely adjustable so the wearer can cinch the sandal to his foot by adjusting said straps in a manner that it will not be dislodged during rigorous activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Inventor: Mark Thatcher
  • Patent number: 4520522
    Abstract: A system for stiffening the shank of an insole uses a stiffener which is formed from an initially flexible and deformable strip of thermosetting resin, preferably mixed with reinforcing fibers such as fiberglass. A length of such shank strip material is applied onto the bottom of an insole and the insole, with the shank strip in place, is mounted in a special fixture. The fixture holds the strip on the bottom of the insole and also assures that the insole and shank strip will be held in the proper configuration, with the proper bend at the ball and the arch. With the shank strip and insole so held an external stimulus, such as radiant heat, is applied to the shank strip to activate and cure it in place on the insole bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Assignee: Bush Universal, Inc.
    Inventor: Jules N. Allard
  • Patent number: 4497123
    Abstract: A shoe sole and a method of manufacture thereof, the shoe sole consisting of a plastic material having a fastening means embedded therein for fastening the sole to the shoe uppers, the fastening means being formed by sprayed die castings of unfoamed plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: Patoflex Corporation
    Inventor: Johann Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 4477985
    Abstract: The sanitary sandals or slippers are made of different kinds of materials with proper flexibility. Especially, they are made of the mixture of paper and porous plastics. The material is molded into the sandals. The vamp and sole of the sandal are made of the same material. Once the material surface is folded back, its main body with the component of shoe strings turn into a solid form, a kind of easily made, economic in use, simple and convenient sandal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Inventor: Chen Yuan-Hsiang
  • Patent number: 4475258
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and tooling for producing a shoe of open top form having for example two parts of an upper (secured together by means of a buckle or other arrangement) are anchored by pegs within one part of a mould defining the bearing surface for the foot against the bottom of the shoe; the other part of the mould being shaped in such a manner as to define the periphery and the base of the shoe bottom the edges of the mould acting in conjunction to define the upper edge of the bottom of the shoe and to form clefts through which each of the two parts of the upper pass, filling of the mould with mouldable material resulting in the upper components being secured in the bottom of the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Assignee: A.P.I. Applicazioni Poliuretaniche Industriali S.p.A.
    Inventor: Ermanno Panicucci
  • Patent number: 4369537
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of footwear manufacture in which a footwear component for incorporation into an article of footwear is made. The footwear component is made by simultaneously forming from a piece of sheet material a rand extending at least part-way around an innersole, the rand and innersole being substantially coplanar whereby the rand forms a substantially lateral extension of the innersole. The rand may be integral with, separable from or separated from the innersole. The sheet material may be a single layer or may be multi-layered. A footwear article incorporating the the component of the invention is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Inventor: Noel H. Midgley
  • Patent number: 4347637
    Abstract: The process to manufacture sandals bases on the use of a mold made up by two parts: the first, the lower, containing the upside-down print of that part of the sole which has to be contacted by the foot; the second, that is the cover, containing the upside-down print of that part of the sole which will touch the soil. The upper of the shoe, made up by two straps, have to be inserted, separately, before the molding, in the flutings located on the edges of the lower part of the mold, while the surface which is to form the external part of the upper itself faces upward. At their ends inserted in the mold, these straps are equipped with holes which, during the molding fill with the mix such as polyurethan, or poly vinyl chloride used for the manufacturing of the soles and after its solidification, give a high tear-resistent linkage between each strap itself and the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Calzaturificio "Plastica Excelsior" di Francesco Ardito
    Inventor: Francesco Ardito
  • Patent number: 4333247
    Abstract: An article of footwear and process for making same in which upper portions of a shoe are fastened to a synthetic sole by placing portions of the upper through slots on the outer periphery of the sole turning same under, and fastening same by coaction of an undersole to the sole; the uppers fastened by means of studs which traverse therethrough to blind holes disposed on opposed faces of the sole and undersole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: TAK PLAST Company
    Inventor: Lamberto Marinelli
  • Patent number: 4302861
    Abstract: A shoe buildup and a method for making the same wherein a block of rigid foam material is cut and shaped to follow the contour of an existing shoe and is then preferably adhesively secured to the sole of the shoe. Although the buildup may be formed of one piece, it is generally formed in two parts, one for the front portion of the shoe and one for the heel portion thereof. After the buildups have been attached, a ground engaging second sole and a heel are nailed to the bottoms of the buildups. Side coverings of leather or other appropriate material may be adhesively secured to the front and rear buildups to provide a finished shoe having an attractive appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Inventor: Earl E. Coppock
  • 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: 4279049
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for molding plastic footwear composed of polyurethane. Despite the unitary construction of this footwear, the use of polyurethane permits the footwear to be provided with an appearance substantially identical to a traditional article of footwear. The process is particularly adaptable to the preparation of footwear of the sandal type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Assignee: Etablissements Simon Souillac
    Inventor: Michel Coiquaud
  • Patent number: 4275512
    Abstract: A durable sandal includes a composition rubber sole, a first composition rubber insole, and a unitary leather element including four straps and a second insole section of substantially the same shape as the first insole. Two of the straps having buckles attached thereto are substantially shorter than the other two and extend from one edge of the second insole section. The other two straps extend from an opposite edge of the second insole section. The unitary leather element is aligned with and peripherally sewn to the top surface of first composition rubber insole. The bottom surface of the composition rubber insole is adhesively bonded to an upper surface of the composition rubber sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Frontier Footwear Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Zeligman, John R. Zengerle
  • Patent number: 4104754
    Abstract: A shoe having a wooden base is manufactured by providing a wooden member having a shape corresponding to the desired shape of the insole and sole of the finished shoe. The wooden member is divided along a line substantially parallel to the foot supporting surface of the shoe, thus forming a wooden strip or insole in which a series of openings and recesses are made parallel and adjacent to the edges thereof. The recesses extend in opposite directions toward each other and receive small lateral flap-like extensions provided in the front and heel upper portions of the shoe. The lateral flaps are passed through the openings and introduced into the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Inventor: Jose M. Tutusaus Almao
  • Patent number: 4030212
    Abstract: A sandal made from a single flat sheet of relatively soft and resilient material characterized in that two separate portions of the sheet are partially cut away so that their movable ends may be bent upwardly and releasably interengaged, the remaining flat portion of the sheet then providing the sole member of a sandal while the upwardly bent portions provide strap means for retaining the sandal upon the foot of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1977
    Assignees: Kakutaro Ito, Yuzoh Katoh
    Inventor: Kakutaro Ito
  • Patent number: 3978596
    Abstract: A foot sandal and method for making same, the sandal having a laminated platform having an upper and a lower layer, stirrup strapping members mounted with the platform for securing the platform to the foot with the stirrup strapping members including a loop extending through the upper layer of the laminated platform and a toe securing member adapted to be positioned adjacent toes of the foot for securing the stirrup strapping members adjacent the toe end of the laminated platform to the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1976
    Inventors: Dwight C. Brown, Kevin B. Brown
  • Patent number: 3930275
    Abstract: A novel slipper and its method of fabrication is described. The slipper comprises a substantially flat sole member with die-cut bounding edges onto which is heat-sealed an overlying arc-shaped vamp. The novel method is characterized by pre-tacking vamps at predetermined locations to a sole web, and substantially simultaneously heat-sealing each vamp to a sole and die-cutting the bonded sole and vamp from the sole web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Inventor: Richard Bailin