Title:
Combining useful items attached to a shoe
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This all-purpose device may be used for hiking, for safety while walking down street at night or just plain fun for kids of all ages. For whatever reason, this piece of equipment is an all-purpose device that may help reduce accidents. The items can be used for all ages. The device may hold items that come in various sizes, styles and colors. Items may be located on various locations on footwear, headband, wristband, or belt.



Inventors:
Howell, Harry Michael (Columbus, OH, US)
Application Number:
10/447177
Publication Date:
12/02/2004
Filing Date:
05/28/2003
Assignee:
HOWELL HARRY MICHAEL
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
36/132
International Classes:
A43B23/00; A43B23/24; (IPC1-7): A43B5/00; A43B23/00
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Primary Examiner:
BAYS, MARIE D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HARRY MICHAEL HOWELL (COLUMBUS, OH, US)
Claims:
1. What we claim as our invention is housing device that can be placed on a shoe, boot, headband, wristband, or belt. The housing device will allow attachments for useful items to be interchangeable. This all-purpose device for a shoe, boot, headband, wristband, or belt can be used for safety since it will have the capability to possess different items in a housing area, which can be located anywhere on the shoe, boot, headband, wristband, or belt. The items in the housing device on the shoe, boot, headband, wristband, or belt can be simply removed and replaced by pushing and turning in a clockwise/counter-clockwise direction. Items such as, lights (may be different colors), compass, watch, pedometer, mirror, spinner, camera, picture, logo, warning signal (bell/siren), or have the ability to send out a distress signal. The housing device that will hold these items may come in different sizes and may be placed on any type of footwear, headband, wristband, or belt.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This invention relates in general to multiple items for footwear, headband, wristband, or belt. People of all ages have taken a liking to different designs to shoes, headbands, wristbands, or belts. Typically, the housing device will allow people to interchange items that they prefer to use. When a person chooses to switch an item, they simply press and turn to remove and then install a new item. The items may vary, so some will require to be battery operated. To a measure, the housing device represents a novelty, but when worn at night, it makes the footwear more noticeable since it will have light(s), which may be different colors and/or flashing, in the housing device. The housing device may also be used on headbands, wristbands, or belts. These items may be considered as survival gear while hiking, for safety while walking down the street at night or just plain fun for kid of all ages. For whatever reason, this all-purpose piece of equipment will help reduce accidents and be a value-added device. The items can be used by all ages. They device may come in various sizes and styles. The device may be located on various locations on the footwear, headband, wristband, or belt.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0002] The present invention will reside on footwear, headband, wristband, or belt having relatively small and concentrated casing or housing device that will hold items. The items will be interchangeable by pushing and turning. The invention also consists in the parts and in the arrangements and combination of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

[0003] In the accompanying drawings, which form part of the specification and wherein like numerals refer to like parts wherever they occur:

[0004] FIG. 1. is an outside elevation view of a shoe. It shows the left shoe with a housing device attached to the outside of the shoe. Both right and left shoes may have the device attached on the outside or in various locations. The items are interchangeable and may be battery operated.

[0005] FIG. 2. is a perspective view of a shoe showing the tow and same side of the show, with outside of the shoe containing a housing device.

[0006] FIG. 3. is a perspective view of the housing device forming part of the present invention.

[0007] FIG. 4. is a side view of the housing device forming part of the present invention.

[0008] FIG. 5. is a perspective view of an item that will fit into the housing device forming part of the present invention.

[0009] FIG. 6. is a side view of an item that has been installed into the housing device forming part of the present invention.

[0010] FIG. 7. is a perspective view of a spring that will be installed onto the housing device. The spring will be between the housing casing and a cover forming part of the present invention.

[0011] FIG. 8. is a side view of a spring that will be installed onto the housing device forming part of the present invention.

[0012] FIG. 9. is a perspective view of a cover over the spring on the housing device forming part of the present invention.

[0013] FIG. 10. is a side view of a cover over the spring on the housing device forming part of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0014] Referring now to the drawings, a shoe (FIG. 1), 1 housing device, it being configured to receive items. 2 the housing device will have openings for items to fit into 3 the housing device is in a locked position. 4 item being turned clockwise to lock position. (FIG. 2) 5 housing device on a different type of footwear (boot). (FIG. 3) 6 opening on housing device. opening on housing device may vary. 7 items will be in locked position. (FIG. 4) 8 housing device can be metal or plastic (FIG. 5) 9 the back of an item that will fit into the housing, device. the notches will slide into the openings on the housing device. (FIG. 6) 10 item in housing device (FIG. 7) 11 spring is part of housing device (FIG. 8) 12 spring is part of housing device (FIG. 9) 13 housing casing 14 cover plate is over the spring in housing device (FIG. 10) 15 cover plate in housing unit covering the spring





 
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