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US4483039: Shoe support apparatus

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Cydney E. Breen ·
Assignee(s) BREEN CYDNEY E ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Pretty, Schroeder, Brueggemann & Clark ·
Primary Examiner Chris K. Moore ·
Application Number US6537427
Filing date 09/29/1983
Issue date 11/20/1984
Predicted expiration date 09/29/2003
U.S. Classifications 15/268  · 12/123  · 15/267  ·
International Classifications A47L 2318  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 15265;266;267;268 ·
19 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A shoe support apparatus, particularly for supporting a shoe for cleaning and shining, in the form of a base plate that is designed for temporary mounting to a conventional door and that has an outwardly extending shoe support means which comprises a heel support and a spring-loaded adjustable toe support that is connected thereto in a manner permitting a slight amount of rocking motion of the toe support. For door mounting, the base plate has a tapered opening so that it can be received over a doorknob and hung from the doorknob stem, and further has clamping means for clamping the base plate securely to the door edge adjacent the doorknob. The apparatus may be partially collapsed and totally removed from the door for portability and storage.

Independent Claims | See all claims (19)

  1. 1. A shoe support apparatus, comprising:a base plate;means carried by said base plate for supporting a shoe in an outwardly extending position generally perpendicular to said base plate; andmeans for releasably mounting said base plate on a door, said means including means defining an opening in said base plate through which a doorknob is receivable for suspending said base plate therefrom, and clamping means carried by said base plate for securing said base plate to the edge of the door generally adjacent the doorknob.
  2. 5. A shoe support apparatus, comprising:a base plate including means for mounting to a fixed mounting structure;heel support means for receiving and retaining a heel portion of a shoe, said heel support means connected to said base plate;toe support means for receiving a toe portion of the shoe and for providing a surface against which the toe portion of the shoe may be stretched and pressed when cleaning and polishing; andconnecting means for interconnecting said toe support means to said heel support means in spaced relation, said connecting means including a toe support shaft extending from said heel support means to said toe support means in generally perpendicular relation to said base plate, said toe support shaft capable of at least limited rotational movement about its longitudinal axis so as to permit rocking motion of said toe support means, and means for spring-loading said toe support shaft along its longitudinal axis.
  3. 11. A shoe support apparatus, comprising:a base plate;means for releasably mounting said base plate on a door, said means including means defining an opening in said base plate through which a doorknob is receivable for suspending said base plate therefrom, and clamping means carried by said base plate for securing said base plate to the edge of the door generally adjacent the doorknob;heel support means for receiving and retaining a heel portion of a shoe, said heel support means connected to said base plate;toe support means for receiving a toe portion of the shoe and for providing a surface against which the toe portion of the shoe may be stretched and pressed when cleaning and polishing; andconnecting means for interconnecting said toe support means to said heel support means, said connecting means including a toe support shaft extending from said heel support means to said toe support means in generally perpendicular relation to said base plate, said toe support shaft capable of at least limited rotational movement about its longitudinal axis, and means for spring-loading said toe support shaft along its longitudinal axis.
  4. 17. A shoe support apparatus, comprising:a base plate;means for releasably mounting said base plate on a door, said means including an opening in said base plate through which a doorknob is receivable for suspending said base plate therefrom, and a C-shaped clamp pivotally mounted to said base plate for securing said base plate to the edge of the door generally adjacent the doorknob;a heel support block having an upper mounting portion affixed to said base plate and a lower heel retaining portion, said heel retaining portion including a generally flat rear surface disposed in confronting spaced relationship to said base plate, said rear surface having an incline relative to said longitudinal axis of said toe support shaft such that the bottom part of said heel retaining portion extends furthest rearwardly, and said rear surface further having corner side edges to engage and grip the inside heel portion of the shoe;a toe plate having a surface against which the toe portion of the shoe may be stretched and pressed when cleaning and polishing; anda toe support shaft interconnecting said heel support block to said toe support plate, said toe support shaft extending in generally perpendicular relation to said base plate, said toe support shaft capable of at least limited rotational movement about its longitudinal axis; andmeans for spring-loading said toe support shaft along its longitudinal axis.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US632776 Brooks Sep 1899
US2459310 Crow Jan 1949
US2967312 DREW JOHN J Drew Jan 1961
US3641617 PEDRO R LOPEZ Lopez Feb 1972
US4109335 Randolph Aug 1978

Referenced By

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US5136746 Willard Jones Aug 1992
US7757338 Michael Rossiter et al. Jul 2010
US6845541 David Lai Jan 2005

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