US3040451A - Protective cover for bowling shoes - Google Patents

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US3040451A
US3040451A US99603A US9960361A US3040451A US 3040451 A US3040451 A US 3040451A US 99603 A US99603 A US 99603A US 9960361 A US9960361 A US 9960361A US 3040451 A US3040451 A US 3040451A
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June 26, 1962 A. G. HILKEMEYER PROTECTEEVE COVER FOR BOWLING SHOES Filed March 30, 1961 INVENTOR. ALEX G. H/LKEMHER 3,040,451 PROTECTIVE COVER FQR BOWLING SHOES Alex G. Hillremeyer, 2902 E. Eastland St., Tucson, Ariz. Filed Mar. 30, 1961, Ser. No. 99,603 1 Claim. (Cl. 367.5)
This invention relates to an article of foot wear. More particularly the invention relates to a device for protecting the soles of bowling shoes.
Sincethe soles of howling shoes must be kept clean and free of foreign matter, it is customary for bowlers to wear their street shoes to the bowling alley and change into bowling shoes when they are ready to bowl.
This creates a problem in league bowling because the members of individual teams do not change into their bowling shoes until it is their turn to start a game. Therefore, when a first team has completed its contest and it is time for a second team to start its series of games, proceedings are delayed as much as one half an hour while the members of the second team change shoes.
It is an object of my invention to provide a protective covering for bowling shoes which will facilitate wearing the shoes without damaging the soles of the shoes.
Another object of the invention is to provide a protective cover for the soles of bowling shoes which is relatively inexpensive to make, convenient to wear and which may be folded up and put into the bowlers pocket or purse when not in use.
These and other objects will be apparent from the detailed specification which follows.
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FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a bowling shoe showing a protective cover of my invention in use thereon; and
FIGURE 2 is a plan view of the protective cover of' cut so that it has alternate projections or peaks 11 and valleys 12. The peaks 11 extend above the sole of the shoe and are slit as shown at 13 to receive an elastic band 14 7 United States Patent which is short enough to permit the projections 11 to fit snugly and tightly against the upper portion of the bowling shoe 20.
The user of the protective cover 10 may put one on each of his shoes 20 at home and thus obviate the necessity of carrying the bowling shoes to the bowling alley and putting them on there.
When not-in use the protective cover 10 may be folded up and put in the users pocket or purse.
It will be clear to those skilled in the art that the device of the present invention provides a protective cover for bowling shoes which is relatively inexpensive to make and convenient to use. It is especially useful as a time saver in those situations where league bowling necessitates a good many games by different teams in one evening.
According to the provisions of the patent statutes, I have explained the principle of my invention, and have illustrated and described what I now consider to represent its best embodiment. However, I desire to have it understood that, within the scope of the appended claim, the invention may be practiced otherwise than as specifically illustrated and described.
I claim:
A protective cover for bowling shoes comprising a shoe engaging portion having projections uniformly spaced about its entire periphery, and an endless elastic band threaded through said projections, said elastic band being substantially shorter than the periphery of said shoe engaging portion, whereby said projections are bunched together.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,187,778 Paskett June 20, 1916 1,877,080 Teshima Sept. 13, 1932 2,246,562 Whitley June 24, 1941 2,305,926 Kohler Dec. 22, 1942 2,537,602 Potvin Jan. 9, 1951 2,682,713 Eiger July 6, 1954 3,012,343 Dinkel Dec. 12, 1961 FOREIGN PATENTS 562,129 Germany Oct. 21, 1932 803,023 .Germany Feb. 26, 1951
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Cited By (19)

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US3263348A (en) * 1964-01-14 1966-08-02 Cohen Linda Ski boot sole protector
US3808712A (en) * 1973-04-02 1974-05-07 R Elliott Shoe sole protector
US4301604A (en) * 1979-07-13 1981-11-24 Hamilton Herbert M Bowling overshoe
US5694704A (en) * 1995-01-05 1997-12-09 Kasbrick; Jerome J. Removable shoe covering
US5842290A (en) * 1997-04-14 1998-12-01 Mills; James Douglas Step-in shoe covers
USD404893S (en) * 1997-05-05 1999-02-02 Bauer, Inc. Skate boot shell
USD406688S (en) * 1997-01-15 1999-03-16 Al Winters Athletic footwear
US5921005A (en) * 1998-01-22 1999-07-13 Michael Bell Self-adjusting traction-altering attachment device for footwear
US5966840A (en) * 1998-01-22 1999-10-19 Michael Bell Traction altering footwear attachment device with resilient mounting ring and fiber ground engagement surface
US6154982A (en) * 1999-08-20 2000-12-05 Michael Bell Readily mountable traction enhancing attachment for footwear
WO2001035783A1 (en) * 1999-11-16 2001-05-25 Lumerian Productions Llc Modular slip-prevention assembly
US6666479B1 (en) * 2001-11-08 2003-12-23 Elizabeth M. Maddaleni Ice skate scabbard
US20050076538A1 (en) * 2003-10-09 2005-04-14 Sapp Charles W. Protective and/or decorative shoe cover
US20050150137A1 (en) * 2004-01-08 2005-07-14 William Steidle Hang tabs for footwear
US20070113424A1 (en) * 2005-11-23 2007-05-24 Michael Bell Overshoes with raised inner surface portions and slip resistant sole portions for use on primary footwear
US20100257750A1 (en) * 2009-04-13 2010-10-14 Joneric Products, Inc. Overshoe
US20120137545A1 (en) * 2010-12-06 2012-06-07 Champagne Gaetan Footbed for a skate boot
US20180116330A1 (en) * 2016-10-28 2018-05-03 Jessie C. CHRISTIAN Protective cover for cleated athletic shoes
US20180168274A1 (en) * 2016-12-20 2018-06-21 Anthony Dickson Athletic Shoe Protector

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US1187778A (en) * 1915-10-21 1916-06-20 Robert D Paskett Antislipping overshoe.
US1877080A (en) * 1930-05-28 1932-09-13 Teshima Isago Wading overshoe
DE562129C (en) * 1931-05-06 1932-10-21 Edgar Hoffmann Dipl Ing Waterproof inner shoe
US2246562A (en) * 1940-05-01 1941-06-24 Albert B Whitley Bowling equipment
US2305926A (en) * 1941-05-24 1942-12-22 Kohler Harry Protector foot covering
US2537602A (en) * 1948-03-26 1951-01-09 Richard J Potvin Manufacture of moccasin shoes
DE803023C (en) * 1949-09-06 1951-02-26 Paul Brenner Children's shoe protector
US2682713A (en) * 1952-05-29 1954-07-06 Eiger Ida One-piece shoe construction
US3012343A (en) * 1960-06-27 1961-12-12 Charles E Dinkel Sole protector for bowling shoes and the like

Patent Citations (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1187778A (en) * 1915-10-21 1916-06-20 Robert D Paskett Antislipping overshoe.
US1877080A (en) * 1930-05-28 1932-09-13 Teshima Isago Wading overshoe
DE562129C (en) * 1931-05-06 1932-10-21 Edgar Hoffmann Dipl Ing Waterproof inner shoe
US2246562A (en) * 1940-05-01 1941-06-24 Albert B Whitley Bowling equipment
US2305926A (en) * 1941-05-24 1942-12-22 Kohler Harry Protector foot covering
US2537602A (en) * 1948-03-26 1951-01-09 Richard J Potvin Manufacture of moccasin shoes
DE803023C (en) * 1949-09-06 1951-02-26 Paul Brenner Children's shoe protector
US2682713A (en) * 1952-05-29 1954-07-06 Eiger Ida One-piece shoe construction
US3012343A (en) * 1960-06-27 1961-12-12 Charles E Dinkel Sole protector for bowling shoes and the like

Cited By (24)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3263348A (en) * 1964-01-14 1966-08-02 Cohen Linda Ski boot sole protector
US3808712A (en) * 1973-04-02 1974-05-07 R Elliott Shoe sole protector
US4301604A (en) * 1979-07-13 1981-11-24 Hamilton Herbert M Bowling overshoe
US5694704A (en) * 1995-01-05 1997-12-09 Kasbrick; Jerome J. Removable shoe covering
USD406688S (en) * 1997-01-15 1999-03-16 Al Winters Athletic footwear
US5842290A (en) * 1997-04-14 1998-12-01 Mills; James Douglas Step-in shoe covers
USD404893S (en) * 1997-05-05 1999-02-02 Bauer, Inc. Skate boot shell
US5921005A (en) * 1998-01-22 1999-07-13 Michael Bell Self-adjusting traction-altering attachment device for footwear
US5966840A (en) * 1998-01-22 1999-10-19 Michael Bell Traction altering footwear attachment device with resilient mounting ring and fiber ground engagement surface
US6154982A (en) * 1999-08-20 2000-12-05 Michael Bell Readily mountable traction enhancing attachment for footwear
WO2001035783A1 (en) * 1999-11-16 2001-05-25 Lumerian Productions Llc Modular slip-prevention assembly
US6666479B1 (en) * 2001-11-08 2003-12-23 Elizabeth M. Maddaleni Ice skate scabbard
US6944976B2 (en) * 2003-10-09 2005-09-20 Sapp Charles W Protective and/or decorative shoe cover
US20050076538A1 (en) * 2003-10-09 2005-04-14 Sapp Charles W. Protective and/or decorative shoe cover
US20050150137A1 (en) * 2004-01-08 2005-07-14 William Steidle Hang tabs for footwear
US7409778B2 (en) * 2004-01-08 2008-08-12 Wiesner Products, Inc. Hang tabs for footwear
US20070113424A1 (en) * 2005-11-23 2007-05-24 Michael Bell Overshoes with raised inner surface portions and slip resistant sole portions for use on primary footwear
US20100257750A1 (en) * 2009-04-13 2010-10-14 Joneric Products, Inc. Overshoe
US8250779B2 (en) * 2009-04-13 2012-08-28 Joneric Products, Inc. Overshoe
US20120137545A1 (en) * 2010-12-06 2012-06-07 Champagne Gaetan Footbed for a skate boot
US20180116330A1 (en) * 2016-10-28 2018-05-03 Jessie C. CHRISTIAN Protective cover for cleated athletic shoes
US10952492B2 (en) * 2016-10-28 2021-03-23 Jessie C. CHRISTIAN Protective cover for cleated athletic shoes
US20180168274A1 (en) * 2016-12-20 2018-06-21 Anthony Dickson Athletic Shoe Protector
US10905191B2 (en) * 2016-12-20 2021-02-02 Dickson Management & Consulting, Llc Athletic shoe protector

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