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JP2014516755A
JP2014516755A JP2014516938A JP2014516938A JP2014516755A JP 2014516755 A JP2014516755 A JP 2014516755A JP 2014516938 A JP2014516938 A JP 2014516938A JP 2014516938 A JP2014516938 A JP 2014516938A JP 2014516755 A JP2014516755 A JP 2014516755A
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アルバート アドリアーン フリンターマン
フローエン ヘンドリック ディーデリック ウィレム ファン
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B13/00Soles; Sole and heel units
    • A43B13/14Soles; Sole and heel units characterised by the constructive form
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B11/00Footwear with miscellaneous arrangements to facilitate putting-on or removing, e.g. with straps
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B13/00Soles; Sole and heel units
    • A43B13/14Soles; Sole and heel units characterised by the constructive form
    • A43B13/141Soles; Sole and heel units characterised by the constructive form with a part of the sole being flexible, e.g. permitting articulation or torsion
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B13/00Soles; Sole and heel units
    • A43B13/14Soles; Sole and heel units characterised by the constructive form
    • A43B13/16Pieced soles

Abstract

A shoe having a pivoting sole that is sturdy and durable.
A shoe (1) includes a front portion (3) and a rear portion (4) disposed on a sole (5), the sole being pivotable between a front portion and a rear portion for opening and closing the shoe. Incorporates a hinge (8) connected to the and a locking mechanism for locking the shoe in the closed position.
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Description

  The present invention relates to a shoe including a front portion and a rear portion disposed on a sole, and the sole incorporates a hinge for pivotally connecting the front portion and the rear portion for opening and closing the shoe. The shoe also includes a locking mechanism for locking the shoe in the closed position.

  A shoe that can be opened and closed by rotating the front part of the shoe relative to the rear part makes it easier to take off the shoe. This is beneficial in any case, but especially for people who have difficulty removing shoes for some reason.

  Patent Document 1 discloses such a shoe. The locking mechanism is integrated with the hinge shaft. The disadvantage of this shoe is that the locking mechanism is relatively small with respect to the force applied to it, causes considerable wear over time and eventually fails. For functional reasons, the tolerance of the locking mechanism needs to be small, but this reduces the reliability of the locking mechanism and hinders smooth locking.

  Patent Document 2 also discloses such a shoe. The locking mechanism consists of a sliding part in the rear part of the sole, biased by a spring in a cavity in the front part of the sole. The hinge consists of two small pins, and the two pins together may not be sufficient to absorb all the force exerted. Therefore, the pin is easily deformed. The sleeve also absorbs a part of the force applied to the shoe and may be deformed similarly to the cavity. Such deformation can interfere with correct locking and unlocking. Furthermore, this over time is unacceptable for comfort reasons as it results in wear and increased tolerances between the sliding part and the cavity. The presence of the guide path for the sliding part at the rear of the sole reduces the rigidity of the sole. Also, the shoe is unstable in the open position, and may be closed alone and enter the locked position by gravity simply by being placed on the ground.

European Patent No. 2173208 Dutch Patent No. 1020208

  The present invention is intended to solve one or more of the problems of the prior art as described above, and in particular the object of the present invention is to provide a shoe with a pivoting sole that is sturdy and durable. It is to be.

  A shoe according to the invention is characterized by one or several of the appended claims.

  In the first aspect, the hinge front and rear have essentially two possible relative positions to each other: a first position where the shoe is unlocked and a second position where the shoe is locked. First and second locking means, respectively, are provided. Thereby, the shaft of the hinge and the locking mechanism are separate, and a strong and durable shoe is obtained. The locking force is absorbed by the first and second locking means and transmitted directly to the hinge. The axis of the hinge can be optimally designed for its pivoting function and in particular can be arranged over the entire width of the shoe.

  The first and second locking means may include a cam, the first locking means cam and the second locking means cam resting against each other in the closed position of the shoe. This cam typically has a sufficiently large contact area to absorb the large force exerted on it. In order to enhance the relative movement of the cam, bearing means, in particular a wheel, can be provided. To prevent cam wear, the cam can have rounded edges.

  According to another aspect of the invention, the hinge is provided with a torsion spring that biases the shoe to the open position. This allows the shoe to be stable in the open position, closed alone, and simply placed on the ground without entering the locked position. In addition, the torsion spring biases the first and second locking means, specifically the cam, relative to each other in the locked position, compensating for possible tolerances between the cams and enhancing shoe locking and comfort. . When a shoe is worn with a bridge behind the rear of the hinge, it can create a lever action against the force of the torsion spring, making it easier to close the shoe.

  According to the invention, the first or second locking means can be provided on a sliding body that is slidably connected to the hinge. The sliding body provides a simple and smooth way to lock and unlock the shoe. A spring may be provided between the sliding body and the hinge to press the sliding body to a position for locking the shoe. Thus, the shoe is always safely locked in the closed position. Locking occurs automatically when the shoe is closed. The sliding body needs to be operated only to unlock and open the shoe. For this reason, a handle for unlocking the slide body manually or with a foot can be provided.

  The shoe hinges according to the invention, in particular the rear part of the hinges, need to be sufficiently rigid so that, according to the teachings of the invention, the hinges can be provided with reinforcing ridges. In order to enhance comfort, the heel region can be designed with low stiffness. Also, for comfort reasons, it is preferred that the hinge has an angled front edge relative to the hinge in connection with lifting the toe of the foot.

  The various aspects of the invention will be described and explained in more detail by way of example only and with reference to the accompanying drawings.

1 shows a shoe in an open position according to the present invention. Figure 3 shows a shoe in a closed position according to the present invention. Fig. 3 shows a bottom view of a shoe hinge according to the present invention. Figure 2 shows a schematic view of a hinge with a cam and a torsion spring. 3 shows an embodiment of a sliding body of a hinge. 4 shows another embodiment of a sliding body of a hinge provided with bearing means. Fig. 4 shows a bottom view of a hinge provided with a reinforcing ridge according to the invention. FIG. 4 shows a bottom view of a hinge provided with an oblique leading edge according to the present invention.

  Referring to FIG. 1, a shoe 1 in an open position according to the present invention is shown with a foot 2 of a person trying to wear an open shoe. The shoe includes a front part 3 and a rear part 4 and is provided with a sole 5. The front part consists of an upper part 6 connected to the reinforcing means 9. The rear part consists of an upper part 7 connected to the reinforcing means 10. A hinge 8 is incorporated in the sole 5. The hinge includes a front portion 8a, a rear portion 8b, a shaft 8c, and a handle 19. As shown in FIG. 2, the rear part 4 of the shoe rotates about the axis 8c of the hinge 8 towards the front part 3 of the shoe so that the shoe is closed and the edges 11 and 12 rest against each other. Can be made. The shoe 1 is locked in the closed position.

  The bottom view of the hinge 8 in FIG. 3 shows that a second locking means of the configuration of the cam 13 is provided at the rear part 8b of the hinge. In the closed position, the cam 13 strikes against the first locking means of the cam 16 configuration of the sliding body 14 on the hinge front 8a. The sliding body 14 is slidably connected to the front portion 8a of the hinge. A spring 18 is arranged between the sliding body 14 and the front part 8a of the hinge, and the cams 15 and 16 come into contact with each other and come to rest, thereby urging the sliding part in a position where the shoe is locked. A handle 19 is provided on the sliding body 14. By pushing the handle 19 in the direction of the hinge 8, the sliding body moves from the first or locked position to the second or free position against the force of the spring 18. The cam 16 moves relative to the cam 13 between the cam 16 and the cam 13 and, as a result, moves to a second position where the hinge 8 is unlocked. The front part 8a and the rear part 8b of the hinge can be rotated around the axis 8c to open the shoe. A torsion spring 17 is provided around the shaft 8c, and the rear portion 8b and the front portion 8a are rotated around the shaft 8c and biased to the open position of the shoe. Also, in the open position, the torsion spring 17 prevents the shoe from locking by gravity alone, thus allowing the shoe to be stored in the open position.

  When the shoe 1 is to be put on, the rear part 8b of the hinge is biased downward against the force of the torsion spring 17, and the front part 8a and the rear part 8b of the hinge have a shaft 8c until the hinge 8 reaches a flat position. Rotate against each other around. In that position, the cam 13 does not block the cam 16 of the sliding body 14 laterally. Next, the spring 18 urges the sliding portion 14 to return to the first position where the cam 13 and the cam 16 come into contact again. Thus, this configuration facilitates opening and closing of the shoe, which in fact requires only one operation of manually unlocking the shoe when it is taken off, in addition to taking off the shoe. . Wearing shoes can be further facilitated by providing a bridge 21 behind the rear portion 8b of the hinge. The bridge 21 provides a lever action against the force of the torsion spring 17.

  FIG. 4 shows in further detail the further effect of the torsion spring 17 in the closed position of the shoe. The torsion spring 17 is disposed around the shaft 8c, and the legs of the torsion spring 17 are disposed on the upper surfaces of the front portion 8a and the rear portion 8b of the hinge. A cam 13 is provided on the rear portion 8b of the hinge. A sliding body 14 having a cam 16 is provided at the front portion 8a of the hinge. Cam 13 and cam 16 rest against each other, and torsion spring 17 presses them together to compensate for possible tolerances between cam 13 and cam 16. In this way, both cams 13 and 16 come into firm contact and provide an optimal lock. Cam deformation can be prevented by proper design choice of cam material and dimensions. The edges of the cams 13 and 16 are preferably rounded to facilitate relative movement between them.

  FIG. 5 shows the embodiment of the sliding body 14 in more detail. The sliding body 14 is arranged in a guide path in both side edges 20 and 21 of the front part 8a of the hinge. A spring 18 is positioned between the sliding body 14 and the side edge 20. The spring 18 itself is secured in the cavity 29 of the sliding portion 14 between the smaller extension 27 and the longer extension 28.

  FIG. 6 shows another embodiment of the sliding body 14. In this embodiment, the sliding body 14 is disposed only on one side edge 20 of the sliding body 14. The sliding body 14 is further guided and connected to the front part 8a of the hinge by the arrowhead 22. Since this embodiment requires a guide path only at one side edge of the hinge, the degree of freedom in designing the shoe is increased and the appearance of the shoe can be optimized. In order to facilitate the relative movement of the cams 13 and 16, the cam can be provided with bearing means, which in the embodiment of FIG.

  The hinge according to the invention needs to absorb the large force exerted by the cam. In order to obtain sufficient rigidity, a reinforcing ridge is specifically provided in the longitudinal direction on the hinge 8 of FIG. For reasons of comfort, it may be desirable for the hinge 8 to be less rigid in the heel region, and thus provide sufficient damping in the less rigid region 25.

  In order for the toes of the foot to lift, optimum flexibility at the front of the shoe is also required. The lifting of the toes is performed along an oblique line. For reasons of comfort, the hinge 8 in FIG. 8 is also provided with an oblique leading edge compared to the hinge shaft 8c. In this way, sufficient rigidity can be obtained without impairing comfort.

  It will be clear to the person skilled in the art that the above-described embodiments represent only a few of the many possible variations that can embody a shoe according to the invention. Accordingly, the embodiments described herein are not to be understood as limiting the scope of the invention, but as an clarification to the appended claims. Many variations are conceivable within the scope of protection, and can include, for example, an embodiment in which the sliding portion can move in the longitudinal direction of the shoe instead of in the lateral direction. In that case, a sliding part can be arrange | positioned at the heel or front-end | tip part of shoes.

1: shoe 2: foot 3: shoe front 4: shoe rear 5: sole 6: front upper 7: rear upper 8: hinge 8a: hinge front 8b: hinge rear 8c: hinge axis 9, 10: Reinforcing means 11, 12: Edge portions 13, 15, 16: Cam 14: Sliding body (sliding portion)
17: Torsion spring 18: Spring 19: Handle 20, 21: Side edge 21: Bridge 22: Arrow 23: Wheel 24: Reinforcement ridge 25: Low rigidity region 26: Front edge 27, 28: Extension 29: Cavity

Claims (13)

  1. A shoe (1) comprising a front part (3) and a rear part (4) arranged on a sole (5), the sole comprising the front part (3) and the rear part for opening and closing the shoe Incorporating a hinge (8) for pivotally connecting (4) and a locking mechanism for locking the shoe in the closed position;
    The hinge front (8a) and the hinge rear (8b) have essentially two possible relative positions towards each other: a first position where the shoe is unlocked, and the shoe A shoe characterized in that first and second locking means are provided, each having a second position to be locked.
  2.   The first and second locking means include cams (13, 16), and the cam (13) of the first locking means and the cam (16) of the second locking means are in a closed position. The shoe (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that it rests against each other at the top.
  3.   Shoe (1) according to claim 2, characterized in that at least one cam (13, 16) is provided with bearing means.
  4.   Shoe (1) according to claim 3, characterized in that the bearing means comprises a wheel (23).
  5.   Shoe (1) according to claim 2, characterized in that the cam (13, 16) is provided with a rounded edge.
  6.   The shoe (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that the hinge (8) is provided with a torsion spring (17) for biasing the shoe to an open position.
  7.   Shoe (1) according to claim 6, characterized in that a bridge (21) is provided behind the rear part (8b) of the hinge.
  8.   The shoe (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that the first or the second locking means are provided on a sliding body (14) connected to the hinge (8).
  9.   A spring (18) is provided between the sliding body (14) and the hinge (8) and biases the sliding body (14) to a position for locking the shoe. The shoe (1) according to claim 8.
  10.   9. A shoe according to claim 8, characterized in that a handle (19) is provided on the outside of the hinge on the sliding body (14) in order to release the sliding body from the locked position of the shoe. 1).
  11.   Shoe (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that the hinge (8) is provided with a reinforcing ridge (24).
  12.   Shoe (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that the rear part (8b) of the hinge is provided with a region of low rigidity (25) at the position of the heel.
  13.   The shoe (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that the front part (8a) of the hinge has an oblique front edge (26) with respect to the axis (8c) of the hinge.
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