US2861314A - Fastener for shoe laces or other flexible ties - Google Patents

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US2861314A
US2861314A US551762A US55176255A US2861314A US 2861314 A US2861314 A US 2861314A US 551762 A US551762 A US 551762A US 55176255 A US55176255 A US 55176255A US 2861314 A US2861314 A US 2861314A
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    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C7/00Holding-devices for laces
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/37Drawstring, laced-fastener, or separate essential cooperating device therefor
    • Y10T24/3703Includes separate device for holding drawn portion of lacing
    • Y10T24/3705Device engages tie in lacing
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T24/00Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
    • Y10T24/37Drawstring, laced-fastener, or separate essential cooperating device therefor
    • Y10T24/3703Includes separate device for holding drawn portion of lacing
    • Y10T24/3724Includes separate device for holding drawn portion of lacing having lacing wound thereabout or wedged therein
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10T403/00Joints and connections
    • Y10T403/43Axially curved or bent portion of rod is joint component

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Nov. 25, 1958 J. J. 'APPLEBAUM 2,851,314
FASTENER FOR SHOE LACES OR OTHER! FLEXIBLE TIES Filed Dec. 8, 1955 Jack Jacob App/ebaam 1N VEN TOR.
United States Patent FASTENER FOR SHOE LACES OR OTHER FLEXIBLE TIES Jack Jacob Applebaum, Chicago, Ill. Application December 8, 1955, Serial No. 551,762 2 Claims. (Cl. 24-117) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in fastening devices for the ends of a shoe lace or other flexible tie to prevent a bow knot from becoming a hard knot by the ends of the lace working or being pulled backwardly out of bow tying position, or
flapping into the bows so that a hard knot will be formed by pulling on either end of the lace. 1
An important object of the invention is to provide a tubular fastening member in which each end of a tied lace is secured and securing the tubular fasteners to each other to secure the ends of the lace together for the purpose above set forth.
Another object of the invention is to construct the tubular fasteners for telescoping interlocking wedging, pull apart relation with each other.
A still further object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is eflicient and reliable in operation, neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purpose for which the same is intended.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view;
' Figure 2 and 3 are side elevational views showing diametrically opposite sides of the tubular fastener members connected to each other;
Figure 4 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view; and
Figure 5 is a group perspective view of the pair of fastening members.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numerals 5 and 6 designate a pair of tubular fastening members of uniform diameter and the member 5 is formed with a conical tip 7 at one end adapted for insertion in one end of the member 6 in friction-gripping interlocking, wedging, pull apart connection therewith.
The inner end portion of the member 5 is formed with a longitudinal slot 8 which extends into the tip 7 and the inner end portion of member 6 is alsoformed with a longitudinal slot 9 aligned with the slot 8. The outer "end portion of the member 5 is formed with a substantially semi-circular extension 10 having one longitudinal edge portion spirally curved as shown at 11 to merge with a bayonet slot 12 formed in the extension 10. The longitudinal slot 9 of the member 6 leads to a bayonet slot 13 adjacent the outer end portion of said member. The outer end portion of the member 6 is formed with a plurality of longitudinally extending pointed or sharpened prongs 14.
In the operation of the device one end portion 15 of a shoe lace or other flexible tie is inserted in the slot 8 of fastener member 5 and with the shoe lace extended in a direction toward the outer end of the member 5 and laterally outwardly through the bayonet slot 12 to anchor the end 15 of the lace therein. The other end portion 16 of the lace is inserted in the outer end portion of the member 6 and laterally outwardly through the side thereof through the longitudinal slot 9 and into the bayonet slot 13.
After the lace has been tied in a bow knot as shown at 17 and the ends 15 and 16 of the lace secured in the fastener members 5 and 6 in the manner indicated, the conical tip 7 or member 5 is inserted in the inner end of member 6 to frictionally secure the members in connected relation with each other with a pull apart connection. The fastener thus secures the ends of the lace to each other to prevent said ends from being pulled or working backwardly through the knot or flapping into the loops or the bows and a hard knot being formed when the ends of the lace are pulled upon. In case the end 16 is pulled, or works rearwardly, the pointed prongs 14 of the member 6 will bite into the knot and prevent the fastener member from being pulled through the knot. The bayonet slots 12, 13 pinch the ends 15, 16 of the lace to hold said ends tight. The extension 10 and spiral edge portion 11 provide for guiding the end 15 into the bayonet slot 12. By aligning the slots 8, 9 the tip ends of the lace will be disposed at opposite sides of the fastener device to reduce tendency of the same to tangle.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling Within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A fastener for a flexible tie comprising a pair of tubular members frictionally fitting one within the other in telescoping pull-apart relation, each of said members being adapted to receive an end portion of a flexible tie in one end of the members, and a bayonet slot in one side of each of the members extending longitudinally and circumferentially thereof and through which the end portions of the tie pass outwardly of the members for retention in the slot, said members having longitudinal slots therein for reception of an intermediate portion of the flexible tie and for aligning to dispose the bayonet slots at opposite sides of the fastener so that said end portions are correspondingly disposed to reduce tendency of the same to tangle.
2. The construction of claim 1 and including outwardly extending edge prongs on the outer end of at least one of the members for bighting contact with a knot in the tie to prevent the fastener from working through the knot in the tie.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 544,349 Burgin Aug. 13, 1895 667,939 Frye Feb. 12, 1901 1,220,629 Hawks Mar. 27, 1917 1,284,972 Anthony Nov. 19, 1918 2,451,247 Sims Oct. 12,1948
. FOREIGN PATENTS 4,139 Great Britain Feb. 26, 1901 6,166 Great Britain Mar. 11, l9l0 77,347 Austria July 25, 19l9 195,599 Germany Feb. 21, 1908
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US3321815A (en) * 1966-01-21 1967-05-30 Charles W Herdman Shoestring knot retainer
US6192559B1 (en) * 1999-02-23 2001-02-27 William P. Munsell, Jr. Shoelace fastening apparatus
US20050223529A1 (en) * 2004-04-08 2005-10-13 Mcclelland Darren Apparatus and method for tightening laces or other cords
US20050283963A1 (en) * 2004-06-24 2005-12-29 Geza Tomosy Shoelace fastener
US7343652B1 (en) * 2006-09-18 2008-03-18 Kun-Chung Liu Lace adjuster
US20130097829A1 (en) * 2010-04-12 2013-04-25 Alexander Moreno-Stolz Lace joining and exchanging system
WO2019040021A3 (en) * 2017-04-13 2019-05-02 Tasan Umit Shoelace apparatus

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GB190104139A (en) * 1901-02-26 1902-01-09 Herbert Charles Roberts An Improved Attachment for Bootlaces Braces & other Articles of Dress
GB191006166A (en) * 1910-03-11 1911-03-09 Francis Hayes Improvements in or relating to Boot Laces.
US1220629A (en) * 1916-08-18 1917-03-27 Moses L Hawks Shoe-lace-fastening device.
US1284972A (en) * 1916-09-08 1918-11-19 A Kimball Co Tag-lock.
AT77347B (en) * 1916-04-03 1919-07-25 Viggo Hansen Closure for shoes, laces, packing boxes and the like.
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US667939A (en) * 1900-07-11 1901-02-12 Henry A Frye Shoe-lace fastener.
GB190104139A (en) * 1901-02-26 1902-01-09 Herbert Charles Roberts An Improved Attachment for Bootlaces Braces & other Articles of Dress
GB191006166A (en) * 1910-03-11 1911-03-09 Francis Hayes Improvements in or relating to Boot Laces.
AT77347B (en) * 1916-04-03 1919-07-25 Viggo Hansen Closure for shoes, laces, packing boxes and the like.
US1220629A (en) * 1916-08-18 1917-03-27 Moses L Hawks Shoe-lace-fastening device.
US1284972A (en) * 1916-09-08 1918-11-19 A Kimball Co Tag-lock.
US2451247A (en) * 1944-07-29 1948-10-12 Sims Herman Adjustable locking shoe lace tip

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3321815A (en) * 1966-01-21 1967-05-30 Charles W Herdman Shoestring knot retainer
US6192559B1 (en) * 1999-02-23 2001-02-27 William P. Munsell, Jr. Shoelace fastening apparatus
US20050223529A1 (en) * 2004-04-08 2005-10-13 Mcclelland Darren Apparatus and method for tightening laces or other cords
US20050283963A1 (en) * 2004-06-24 2005-12-29 Geza Tomosy Shoelace fastener
US7343652B1 (en) * 2006-09-18 2008-03-18 Kun-Chung Liu Lace adjuster
US20080066273A1 (en) * 2006-09-18 2008-03-20 Kun-Chung Liu Lace adjuster
US20130097829A1 (en) * 2010-04-12 2013-04-25 Alexander Moreno-Stolz Lace joining and exchanging system
US9510648B2 (en) * 2010-04-12 2016-12-06 Sigrun Schneider Lace joining and exchanging system
WO2019040021A3 (en) * 2017-04-13 2019-05-02 Tasan Umit Shoelace apparatus

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