US1733678A - Fallen-arch supporter and foot adjuster - Google Patents

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US1733678A
US1733678A US194203A US19420327A US1733678A US 1733678 A US1733678 A US 1733678A US 194203 A US194203 A US 194203A US 19420327 A US19420327 A US 19420327A US 1733678 A US1733678 A US 1733678A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A43B7/142Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot situated under the medial arch, i.e. the navicular or cuneiform bones
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
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    • A43B7/143Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot situated under the lateral arch, i.e. the cuboid bone
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/1405Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form
    • A43B7/1415Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot
    • A43B7/144Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot situated under the heel, i.e. the calcaneus bone
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/1405Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form
    • A43B7/1415Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot
    • A43B7/1445Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form characterised by the location under the foot situated under the midfoot, i.e. the metatarsal
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/1405Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form
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    • A43B7/1465Footwear with foot-supporting parts provided with pads or holes on one or more locations, or having an anatomical or curved form with special properties with removable or adjustable pads to allow custom fit
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
    • A43B7/00Footwear with health or hygienic arrangements
    • A43B7/14Footwear with foot-supporting parts
    • A43B7/22Footwear with fixed flat-foot insertions, metatarsal supports, ankle flaps, or the like

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Oct. 29, 1929. J. c. TORCHIAI 1,733,678

FALLEN ARCH SUPPORTER AND FOOT ADJUSTER Filed May 25, 1927 2 sheets-sheet 1 gwue/ntoc Oct. 29, 1929. J. c. TORCHIA FALLEN ARCH SUPPORTER AND FOOT ADJUSTER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed May 25, 1 7

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Patented Oct. 1929 k p I I r .TUL I s momma; oF HAz ETo 'mnmtmm I rattannon snrron'rnnnnnroor ADJUSTER 'A pplic atio n fi1edJIay 25, 1927. Sean 'm. ;1s4',2oa

This invention relates to orthopedic: apth'eafoot fromthe heel to apoint in rear of a pliances and provides "means particularly theball of the'foot; The supporter comprises adapted for treatment of the feet to remedy plies-r layers of sheet material, such as fallen arch, or toe, and alleviate pain incileather, the .n'umeral'l designatingthe top 5 dent to calli and sore joints by rehevingthe plyor layer and the nuineralQ the'bottomf a r 7 pressure thereon. w a A a @plyor layeri The two layersor plies land The invention'contemplates the provision 2 are secured by lines ofstitching 3, and to of adevice to be'placed within the shoe upon prevent theformation of welts, the bottom thesole, and extend from theheel to a point ply or layer 2 is grooved or channeled to re- 10 just in rearyof thel'ball of the foot and ipro-r ceivethestitc'hing which isthereby protected ice 1 1 vided'about its edge with pocketsto receive and prevented j from becoming-worn by one'or more of a number of difi'erently shaped abrasive action; The bottom ply or layer 2 v pads, asconditions mayt requira one wall of ,ofthe supporter conforms approximately to f i the pockets having openings .therein to'.,rethe outline of the foot, whereas thetop ply, I ceive a Cushioning portion of the pad forced or layerl h'as a projecting marginal portion 65 1 therein by pressure to" retain the *pad in 4, and aside extension or wing 5, which is proper position against casual displacement; designedto brace the side of the foot oppo-' While the drawings illustratea preferred sitelthe arch; The stitching 3 is arranged embodiment otthe invention, it is to 'beunderto provide afplurality of pockets around the n stood, that in adapting" the means to meet supporter, said pockets opening outwardly 70 specific needs'and requirements, the design through'the edge ofthe supporter, as indimay be varied and such other changes in the cated 'most' clearly in .Figures '2, 53 v and 6. minor details of construction may be resorted The pockets may be designated as the front to within the scope; of the invention as pocketG, the heel pocket 7 and opposite side I claimed, without departing from the spirit pockets8'and9."Asshown most clearly in 75 thereof. I Figureil 'ofxthe drawings, the several pock- For a full understanding of the invention ets are closed at their inner ends and 'oppoand the merits, thereofire'ference is to be had site sides and open outwardly, and, as a to the following description and the drawresult, the selected p ads,iwhen placed in 'poaoings hereto attached, in which, sition, are prevented from displacement so Figure 1, is a View of the device as seen Openings 10 are formedin'the'outer portion from-the bottom side, with some of the pads ofthebottornisideoi each ofthe pockets and I grouped therearound i provide forthe receptionof a portion of the j I Figure 2 isa side view of the supporter. pad which is forced therein bypressure, as I k Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view on indicatedmost clearly inFigures 3 and 6 of s5 the line 33 of Figure 1, looking in the dithe drawings,thereby' further assisting in re- I rectionof the arrows. H tainingl thepads in proper position. The

Figure 4 is a fragmentary view showing rpockets are diflerently shaped, as indicated a the toe part in position. mostclefarly in Figure :1, and the various 44.0 t Figure 5 is a'fragmentary view showing padsare likewiseof difier'entshape to meetto iy a fallen toe pad in place. varying conditions requirements to meet Figure 6 is a detail sectional view on the the rparticular'ailment ofthe pat ent to be line 6-6 of Figure 1. I 7 I treated; Thesupporteras a wholejis designed J Corresponding, and like arts are referred for thetreatmentof a fallen arch, and in the a I,

to in the following descrlption and desig- 'eventofthejpatient having, ingaddit on, a 5

nated in the several views, of the drawings fallen'toeycallousplaces or sore spots, the k by like reference characters, L f various p ockets; provide for reception of the The supporter 1s elongated, asindicated part to meet' tlie requirement:

most clearly in Figure 1, and is shaped to con- Each of he pads comprises a body portion form to the outline of the rear portion of and ashtnkpoaio thelatterconforming I09 to the outline of the pocket to which the pad is to be fitted. The shank portion of the pad is of a less thickness than the body portion and its bottom side is uncovered and consists of crepe rubber Which is readily yieldable and provides a cushion and is also adapted to be forced into the openings by pres-'- sure of the foot. The numeral 11 designates the front pad which is of semi-circular outline. The shank portion 12 of thepad 11..con-, forms approximately to the outline of "the front pocket 6; The sidepad 13 is elongated, and its shank portion 14 is adapted to enter theside pocket 9. The heel padliin'has itsv shank portion 16 of a shape to fit Within the heel pocket 7-. combined toe. and side pad is provided and consists o'f the toepo rtion .17 and the side portion 18,4;he toe padll7 being formeclwith a shank 19 "to enter the side'pon .tion of the frontzpocket 6:, asindicated most clearly in Figure 4. of the drawings! The side pad 1 8 has a shank '20 which is adapted to enter the :side pocket 8, as indicated mostclearly in Figure 4. The toe pail 17-,is con 'nected' to the '"si-depad 1'8 and its-shank '19 is separated from the connecting portion by means of a narrow space 21, which isrlesigned toreceive the line of stitching at the end of r the front pocket 6,-'ad }'ac'ent the si depocket 8. i

Thisis indicated most 'clearly in Figure 150fthe drawings. I

On reference to Figure. 6 of the drawings,

a toe pa-d22 is shown; and is designed lfor'the a shank portion 23adapted to'enter the front pocket 6 of the supporter. The various pads are of different outline, thickness and shape to meetrvaryi n'g conditions, but in each in stance the pad consists of a body portion '24 ofrcrepe rubber ;or similar material. which is soft and 'y-iel'dabl'e to giveproper supp rt 7 to the foot and relieve pressure upon the Callous Or other sore place, whereby to alleviate pain; I a

a l7lfI8)BVI-1t of the patient having :both a introduced into the shoe, and in a comparatively shorttime conforms to the foot both by the pressure exerted and the moisture given off by the foot,so that the device may be Worn with comfort and soon correct the trouble and give the needed and desired relief. To prevent possible slipping'of the device a point, :such as a tack 25, is applied to the bottom portion of the rear pocket 7 and is adaptedtobe pressedinto the heel portion 'of'the' shoejthereby preventing forward dis- Plwm nt fth? i Yii9Qva Will be readily appreciated.

-Having thirst-described the invention, I claim:v p w 1; In combination Withfia fallen arch supporter provided writh laterally opening podketdraving e esin s in :a marginal edge 'portion ofnsirle Wall.,a pad comprising-a body portion of creperubber' covered upon its top side and partly covered upon-its bottom side leaving portions- :of the crepe body portion adapted to enter thepocket of the support-er exposed to admit- 0f portions beingforced .in-tothe openings in the side of the pocket when pressure of the foot is exerted thereon.

An arch supporter comprising front and side pookets and a combined toelandside pad formed-with portions to enter the said front and side pockets, vand having the shank por tion of; theto'e pad separated from the connecting portion uniting the two padsto r'eceive the. part connecting. the two pockets. treatment of a fallen toe, saidpa'd z22-liaving In testimony Whereof I affix my signature. I a G. [14. 8.]

fallen :arch and a fallen-toe, the archsup porting pad hasatoe :pad 22 fitted thereto,

after which the device is placed inth'e'shoe,

thereby providing a support for the fallen arch and the fallen Ftoes with, the result-that;

comfort isexperienced'bythe patient and a cure ultimately effected. Inthe; event of a' patient having a tendency to run theshoa over at 01165563601 ate the heel, thiejpr-op'er pad maybeselected and fitted tothe. arch supporter, with :the result that the pressure.

r on the bottom-of the footisgequalizedso that the shoe maintains its shape andthefitoei and: M

heel thereof, is subjected to anniforin andi 7 even Wear. By forming the'su ppmter with, a plurality'of pockets. providing: differs entlyshaped; pads, it'f il lbe-readily :unden stood that a pad best adapted to-the--ai-l V "men-t or the foot; maybe selected and placed positionpand the device: thus-provided is,

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US4939852A (en) * 1987-01-02 1990-07-10 Edeltraud Brenner Elastic foot support to be built-in or inserted in shoes
US20060288613A1 (en) * 2005-06-27 2006-12-28 Ming-Jor Lo Innovative shaped memory insole structure with re-adjustable supporting pads
US20070011916A1 (en) * 2005-07-06 2007-01-18 Kellismere Llc Shoe, in Particular for a Child
WO2008132460A1 (en) * 2007-04-26 2008-11-06 Salts Healthcare Limited Orthotic insole
US7461470B2 (en) * 2004-10-29 2008-12-09 The Timberland Company Shoe footbed system and method with interchangeable cartridges
US7681333B2 (en) 2004-10-29 2010-03-23 The Timberland Company Shoe footbed system with interchangeable cartridges
US7762008B1 (en) 2005-09-07 2010-07-27 The Timberland Company Extreme service footwear
US20100212189A1 (en) * 2009-02-26 2010-08-26 Brian Ebel Foot pad for relieving pain

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4939852A (en) * 1987-01-02 1990-07-10 Edeltraud Brenner Elastic foot support to be built-in or inserted in shoes
US7461470B2 (en) * 2004-10-29 2008-12-09 The Timberland Company Shoe footbed system and method with interchangeable cartridges
US7681333B2 (en) 2004-10-29 2010-03-23 The Timberland Company Shoe footbed system with interchangeable cartridges
US20060288613A1 (en) * 2005-06-27 2006-12-28 Ming-Jor Lo Innovative shaped memory insole structure with re-adjustable supporting pads
US7373740B2 (en) * 2005-06-27 2008-05-20 Ming-Jor Lo Innovative shaped memory insole structure with re-adjustable supporting pads
US20070011916A1 (en) * 2005-07-06 2007-01-18 Kellismere Llc Shoe, in Particular for a Child
US7690133B2 (en) * 2005-07-06 2010-04-06 Kellismere Llc Shoe, in particular for a child
US7762008B1 (en) 2005-09-07 2010-07-27 The Timberland Company Extreme service footwear
WO2008132460A1 (en) * 2007-04-26 2008-11-06 Salts Healthcare Limited Orthotic insole
US20100212189A1 (en) * 2009-02-26 2010-08-26 Brian Ebel Foot pad for relieving pain
US8230620B2 (en) 2009-02-26 2012-07-31 Brian Ebel Foot pad for relieving pain

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