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US3106003A
US3106003A US16734062A US3106003A US 3106003 A US3106003 A US 3106003A US 16734062 A US16734062 A US 16734062A US 3106003 A US3106003 A US 3106003A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C7/00Holding-devices for laces
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C7/00Holding-devices for laces
    • A43C7/005Holding-devices for laces the devices having means to hold the traditional knots or part of it tightened
    • 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
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • 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
    • Y10T24/3708Device engages tie in lacing and fully covers tie

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Oct 8, 1963 c. w. HERDMAN 3,106,003

Y SH01: LACE xNoT PROTECTOR Filed Jan. 19, 1962 FIG. 3.

INVENTOR. C/PLES af. HEEO/WM United States Patent O 3,106,003 SHOE LACE KNOT PROTECTOR Charles W. Herdman, Stirling Road, Dania, Fla. Filed Jan. 19, 1962, Ser. No. 167,340 3 Claims. (Cl. 24-119) This invention relates to a shoe lace 4knot protector.

An object of the present invention is to provide a shoe lace knot protector which is of the type to rece-i-ve and protect a knot .from being accidentally untied or unintentionally untied by a child wearer.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a shoe lace knot protector which is adapted for ready attachment to `anti detachment from a Shoestring knot.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a shoe lace knot protector which is simple in structure, highly eiiicient in action, and commercially feasible.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the yfollowing description taken Iin conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIGURE v1 is a perspective view of the shoe lace knot protector according to the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a bottom plan view of the protector of FIGURE 1;

`FIGURE 3 is a perspective view showing the knot protector in place on the Shoestring knot of a shoe worn by a small child;

FIGURE 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 4-*4 of FIGURE 2;

FIGURE 5 is a sectional View taken on the line 5-5 of FIGURE 4;

FIGURE 6 Iis the same assembly as shown in FIGURE 5, but with the Shoestring knot housed within the receptacle `and the receptacle and cap member having been rotated `fully in one direction;

FIGURE 7 is an exploded view of a modified form of the shoe lace knot protector; and

FIGURE 8 is a cross-sectional view taken through the shoe lace `knot protector of FIGURE 7, lafter the latter is in assembled relation.

Referring to the drawing, and more particularly to FIGURES l to 6, the shoe lace knot protector of the present invention is generally indicated by the numeral 10 and comprises a receptacle 12 which has a continuous wall 14 closed at its opposite ends by ilat cover pl-ates 16 and 18. In the cover plate 16 there is a slot 20 which extends inwardly from the perimeter of the cover plate 16 past the wall 14 to the central area of the cover plate 16. The continuous Wall 14 of the receptacle 12 is provided with an opening 24 which extends therealong for a part of its length and which is in communication with the slot 20. Extending labout the perimeter of the cover plate 16 of the receptacle 12 is a ilange 26.

The protector also includes a cap member designated by the numeral 30 and which has a continuous wall 32 closed at its opposite ends by flat cover plates 34 and 16. The continuous wall 32 is provided with an opening 33 which extends therealong -for a part of its length and which is of an `area substantially equal to the area of the opening 24 in the wall 14 of the receptacle 12.

The cap member 30 is disposed upon the receptacle 12 so that the open end 36 engages the flange 26 iat the cover plate 16 of the receptacle 12 with the continuous wall 32 surrounding the continuous wall 14 of the receptacle 12 and the cover plate 34 contiguous to the other cover plate 1S of the receptacle 12. Pin means connects the other cover plate 18 of the receptacle 12 and the cover plate 34 of the cap member 30 together for rotary movement of the receptacle 12 and cap member 30 relative to each other. The pin means comprises, FIGURE 4, a rivet 35 which extends through registering holes 37 and "ice 3S provided in the mid-points of the cover plates 18 and 34 of the receptacle 12 and cap member 30, respectively, with the ends of the rivet spread apart and engaging the cover plates 34 and 18.

Cooperating stop means is on the continuous walls 14 and 32 of the receptacle 12 and casp member 30 respectively, for limiting the degree of rotary movement of the receptacle 12 and cap member 30 relative to each other in opposite directions. Speciiically, such means comprises, FIGURES 5 and 6, a ridge 40 formed on the outer surface of the continuons wall 14 of the receptacle 12 on each of the opposite sides of the opening 24 in the wall 1-4 land an abutment l42 projecting from the inner surface of the continuous wall 32 of the cap member 30, the abutment -42 being located about lmidway between the terminating points of the ridges 40.

As for the for-m illustrated in FIGURES 7 and 8, such form corresponds to the form of the protector shown in FIGURES 1 to 6 and described hereinabove, except for the pin means connecting the closed ends 1S and 3-4 of the receptacle 12 and cap member Sti together for rotary movement of the receptacle 12 and cap member 3) relative to each other. Specifically, the pin means of the form of FIGURES 7 and 8 comprises a pin 45 which extends through the hole 38 in and is integral with the cover plate 34 of the cap member 30 and depends therebelow, the dependent portion of the pin 45 being encompassed by the hole 37 in the cover plate 1S of the receptacle 12. The cover plate 18 of the receptacle 12 is held on the dependent portion of the pin 4S by means of a head 46 provided on the free end of the dependent portion of the pin.

ln operation, the receptacle 12 and cap member 39 are rotated relative to each other until the openings 24 and 33 in the walls 14 and 32 of the receptacle and cap member are in registry with each other. Next, the shoestring knot is projected through the slot 2i and the registering openings 24 and 33 until it is confined within the receptacle 12, whereupon the receptacle 12 and cap member 30 are rotated in either one of the directions until the abutment 42 engages the end of the adjacent portion of one of the ridges 40. This rotation results in the shifting of the openings 24 and 33 out of registry and retains the knot within the receptacle 12. It is to be noted that the ridge 40 and the abutment 42 are in frictional engagement with the inner surface of the wall 32 of the cap member 30l and the outer surface of the wall 14 of the receptacle 12 respectively, and such engagement is of such degree that `force applied by an adult is required to effect cap member 30. tector 10 cannot be detached ifrom knot by a child wearer.

What is claimed is:

1. A protector -for a shoe lace knot comprising a receptacle having a continuous wall closed at each end by a .flat cover plate, there being .a slot in one of the cover plates extending inwardly from the perimeter of the said one cover plate and past said continuous wall to the central area of said one cover plate, said continuous wall being provided with an opening which extends therealong for a part of its length and which is in communication with said slot, -a cap member including a continuous wall and closed at one end by a at cover plate and open at the other end and disposed upon said receptacle so that said open end is adjacent said one cover plate of said receptacle with said continuous wall of said cap member surrounding the continuous wall of said receptacle and the cover plate of said cap member contiguous to the other of the cover plates of said receptacle, the continuous wall of said cap member having an opening which extends Because of such engagement the prothe applied Shoestring relative rotation of the receptacle 12 and therealong for a part of its length andvvhich is of an area substantially equal to that of the opening .in the continuous wall of said receptacle, and pin means connecting said other cover plate of said receptacle and the cover plate of said cap member together for rotary movement of said receptacle and cap member relative to each other.

2. The protector according to claim 1 which includes in addition cooperating stop means on the vcontinuous Walls of said receptacle and cap member for limiting the degree of rotary movement of said receptacle land cap member relative to each other Iin opposite directions.

3. A protector for a shoe lace knot comprising a receptacle having a continuous wall closed at each end by a hat lcover plate, there being a slot in one of the cover plates extending inwardly from the perimeter of the said one cover plate and past said continuous wall to the central area of said one cover plate, `said continuous wall being provided with an opening which extends therealong for a part of its length and which is in communication with said slot, a flange extending about the perimeter of said one cover plate of said receptacle, the slot in said one cover plate also extending through said lflange, aV

cap member including a continuous wall closed at one end by a yat cover plate and open. at the other end `and disposed uponv said receptacle so that said open end engages said ilange with said continuous Wall of said cap member surrounding the continuous wall of Said receptacle and the cover plate of said cap member contiguous to the other of the cover plates of said receptacle, the continuous wall of said cap member having an opening which extends therealong for a part of its length and which is of an area substantially equal to that of the opening in the continuous wall of said receptacle, and pin means connecting the other cover plate of said receptacle and the cover plate of said cap member together for rotary movement of said receptacle and cap member relative to each other.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,449,167 Hopewell Sept. 14, 1948 2,656,991 Neely Oct. 27, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS 91,322 Switzerland Oct. 17, 1921

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1. A PROTECTOR FOR A SHOE LACE KNOT COMPRISING A RECEPTACLE HAVING A CONTINUOUS WALL COLSED AT EACH END BY A FLAT COVER PLATE, THERE BEING A SLOT IN ONE OF THE COVER PLATES EXTENDING INWARDLY FROM THE PERIMETER OF THE SAID ONE COVER PLATE AND PAST SAID CONTINUOUS WALL TO BE CENTRAL AREA OF SAID ONE COVER PLATE, SAID CONTINUOUS WALL BEING PROVIDED WITH AN OPENING WHICH EXTENDS THEREALONG FOR A PART OF ITS LENGTH AND WHICH IS IN COMMUNICATION WITH SAID SLOT, A CAP MEMBER INCLUDING A CONTINUOUS WALL AND CLOSED AT ONE END BY A FLAT COVER PLATE AND OPEN AT THE OTHER END AND DISPOSED UPON SAID RECEPTACLE SO THAT SAID OPEN END IS ADJACENT SAID ONE COVER PLATE OF SAID RECEPTACLE WITH SAID CONTINOUS WALL OF SAID CAP MEMBER SURROUNDING THE CONTINUOUS WALL OF SAID RECEPTACLE AND THE COVER PLATE OF SAID CAP MEMBER CONTIGUOUS TO THE OTHER OF THE COVER PLATES OF SAID RECEPTACLE, THE CONTINUOUS WALL OF SAID CAP MEMBER HAVING AN OPENING WHICH EXTENDS THEREALONG FOR A PART OF ITS LENGTH AND WHICH IS OF AN AREA SUBSTANTIALLY EQUAL TO THAT OF THE OPENING IN THE CONTINUOUS WALL OF SAID RECEPTACLE, AND PIN MEANS CONNECTING SAID OTHER COVER PLATE OF SAID RECEPTACLE AND THE COVER PLATE OF SAID CAP MEMBER TOGETHER FOR ROTARY MOVEMENT OF SAID RECEPTACLE AND CAP MEMBER RELATIVE TO EACH OTHER.
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