Title:
Shoe shark
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A spot and stain lifter, agitation cleaning shoe that attaches and detaches around the circumference of the shoe one wears by a belt, clasp, mainframe and front foot stop system. The multiple vinyl brushes molded into the front tip of the shoe, a molding of elongated shaped, jagged teeth forward, are fixed and connected one behind another that extends across the base of the front part of the shoe between the mainframe and the multiple vinyl brushes. A Flexible yet durable rubber housing, a no slip rubber bottom base fixed behind the molding of elongated shaped, jagged teeth. A Foot stopper at the very farthest front end of the shoe, and a swiveling bolt, up and down mounted system attached on both sides of the mainframe.



Inventors:
Beasley, King David (Las Vegas, NV, US)
Application Number:
11/404363
Publication Date:
10/18/2007
Filing Date:
04/13/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
36/7.7
International Classes:
A43B3/18
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Primary Examiner:
SPISICH, MARK
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KING DAVID BEASLEY (LAS VEGAS, NV, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe comprising: A front agitation, scrubbing device having a series of many short contouring bristles that align the front end of the shoe attached thereto by a solid molding. A molding of ridged shark like teeth, having jagged tips aligning the very bottom, or base of the shoe that extend left to right, side to side covering the completer front base of the shoe. A thick lining of flexible yet sturdy metal that is positioned and attached directly above the agitation scrubbing device, that divides the housing in the front middle of the shoe. A contoured metal mechanism mainframe support, positioned behind a molding of ridged shark like teeth and in front of the connecting straps of the shoe. A semi-thick, cushioning, bumpy support layer, attached directly at the bottom and against a metal mechanism mainframe support. A connecting bolt

2. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 1 wherein a front agitation, scrubbing device is a series of many short contouring vinyl bristles with flat tips looped in and through a solid molding.

3. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 1 wherein a molding of rigid shark like teeth, having jagged tips is molded carbon fiber reinforced plastic that extend left to right, side to side covering the complete front base of the shoe attached directly to the lower front of a metal mechanism mainframe, and attached to a semi-thick, cushioning, bumpy support layer, and positioned behind the front agitation scrubbing device.

4. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 1 wherein a thick lining of flexible yet sturdy metal is 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel and is contoured and shaped to become the front end of the rounded tip of the shoe, positioned directly above the agitation scrubbing device, attached to a molding connected as one piece that forms the ridged shark like teeth and divides the middle of a rubber housing that covers the front top of the shoe.

5. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 1 wherein a contoured metal mechanism mainframe support is 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel, that is positioned behind a molding of ridged shark like teeth, in front of the connecting straps, and attached above and to a semi-thick, cushioning, bumpy support layer as well as attached to a rubber housing.

6. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 1 wherein a semi-thick cushioning layer bumpy support is know as a rubber belly, and is positioned and attached at the base of the shoe directly underneath and against a metal mechanism mainframe support and attached to and behind it a molding of ridged shark like teeth.

7. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 1 wherein a round bolt positioned on both sides, left and right, penetrates through a metal mechanism mainframe support from the outside to the inner part of the shoe connecting to a swiveling metal mechanism is a round swiveling bolt composed of 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel.

8. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe comprising: A swiveling metal mechanism attached to a metal mechanism mainframe support and a round swiveling bolt and a strap. A strap with interpenetrating metal holes in the middle of its lining connected to a swiveling metal mechanism. A rectangular, round edged metal clasp connected to a strap with a metal tooth penetrating its center. A strap having a connection to a rectangular round edged metal clasp that penetrates both sides left and right of a metal backing of the shoe all the way around to the other side, making a connection to a swiveling metal mechanism at the mainframe of the shoe. A contoured metal clasp that has sliding left and right capabilities along a strap positioned between a rectangular round edged metal clasp and a swiveling metal mechanism attached to a metal mechanism mainframe support. A rubber housing that connects to a metal mechanism mainframe support, a thick lining of flexible yet sturdy metal and to a molding that makes for the ridged shark like teeth, and a front agitation scrubbing device.

9. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 8 wherein a swiveling metal mechanism is a 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel adjusting strap reinforcement connector positioned on both sides, left and right of a metal mechanism mainframe support.

10. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 8 wherein a strap with interpenetrating metal holes is a nylon outer strap, with 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel circular holes on one side of the outer shoe only.

11. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 8 wherein a rectangular round edged metal clasp and metal interpenetrating tooth is a 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel, is a buckler clasp.

12. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 8 wherein a strap having a connection to a rectangular, round edged metal clasp and to a swiveling metal mechanism is a nylon outer to inner strap.

13. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 8 wherein a contoured metal clasp that has sliding left and right capabilities is a 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel heel clasp.

14. A spot and stain lifter, agitation shoe according to claim 8 wherein a housing covers the front end of the shoe is a rubber housing.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates to scrubbing, cleaning and stain removal with brushes and rigid scrapers at bottom of front of a shoe, for inset and topical stains stuck in or on top of carpets and hard floor surfaces by foot power rather than that of machines or by hand. Examining comparisons have not yet been traced to show the equivalency to remove stains by foot with brush agitation with a combination of ridged scrapers by foot. Only hand held brushes and machinery have been evaluated. This invention combines the force of a series of vinyl brushes molded onto the front base of the shoe that acts as an agitation tool to lift deep seated stains in fibers of carpets and the unique jagged teeth pointed towards the front base of the shoe has been designed to act as a lift to hardened, thickened, sticky or soft material removal.

This shoe unlike any other combines the force of two elements into one shoe for scrubbing, cleaning, and stain removal. Neither has a device ever been noted to attach and detach to a shoe that cleans for industrial and home improvement purposes like that of this invention.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION

This Foot apparatus is named “The Shoe Shark” because its shape resembles a shark. The shoe is made for either a left and a right foot. It is designed to fit comfortably over the front of an any average shoe e.g. a tennis shoe, and is reinforced snuggly around the heel of the foot by means of a sturdy fastener and buckle connected to the shoe itself. (See detailed description page 5). Its use is to manually perform stain and matter removal by a combination of man power and the use of a unique design formulated for the average shoe. This is composed of brushes and ridged contours underneath the shoe itself. Foot power causes friction and agitation that constitutes the end result of working out stains and foreign matter in or on carpets and hard surfaces. “The Shoe Shark's” purpose and use is to loosen and remove stains and Foreign matter such as gums tar, wax, glue, carpenters glue, sticky substances, oil, grease, coffee urine, paint, and most any combinations of foreign matter on carpets and hard floors that are not permanent or inset stains. Such as hair dyes, Bleach, cigarette burns, or food coloring dyes. “The Shoe Shark” can be used without chemicals but for best result it is recommended that all stains are pre-treated with any spot removing agents suited for the type of stain intended to be removed. Or with plain water 1st to soften and loosen the stain that needs treating before using the “Shoe Shark”. Also, best results would be obtained if after the stain is agitated with “The Shoe Shark” and loosened, to then use a form of extraction to completely remove foreign matter away from surface completely.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

1. FIG. 1A: This picture is of an average tennis shoe before the invention is applied to it.

2. FIG. 2B: This is an outer view of the invention from the View of “The Shoe Shark” in its stand alone look without being applied to the tennis shoe in FIG. 1A.

3. FIG. 3C: This picture shows an outer view of the “The Shoe Shark” after being fitting snuggly onto the tennis shoe.

4. FIG. 4D: This is a view of the inner side of the tennis shoe after having been fitted within “The Shoe Shark”. This side of the invention, unlike the internal view of the shoe has no buckles to fasten, just one straight connection from the heel gripping clasp to the front of “The Shoe Shark.”

DESRIPTION OF LETTERS
LetterDescription
A.Heel Clasp
B.Outer to Inner Strap
C.Buckler Clasp
D.Adjusting Strap Reinforcement Connector
E.Front Hooking Brace
F.Front Brush Agitator
G.Molded Reversed Shark Teeth
H.Rubber Belly
I.Main Frame
J.Outer Tongue Fastener Strap
K.Inner Strap
L.Rubber Housing
M.Round Swiveling Bolt

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Page 2B: Letter A: This device is composed of 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel. Its proper name that describes its purpose is a “Heel Clasp.” Resembling the tail of a shark and its function is to rest firmly against the back of the heal part on a shoe one wears while the “outer to inner strap,” (see FIG. B) and “buckler clasp” (see FIG. C) that runs through it, is manually pulled forward to make the connection to the “outer tongue fastener strap” (see FIG. J) at the front part of “The Shoe Shark.” This action causes resistance and pressure towards the heel of the foot and the “main frame” (see FIG. 1) thus locking the front of the shoe into its proper place. The “heel clasp” is adjustable and capable of sliding left to right along the “outer rear strap” (FIG. B) and the “inner strap.” (see FIG. K)

Page 2B: Letter B: This device is composed of strong, sturdy, stitched, interwoven, Nylon fabric. Its proper name that describes its purpose is the “outer to inner strap.” Its Function is to allow the connection of the “heel clasp” (FIG. A) to the rear of the shoe, then to that of the “main frame” (see FIG. 1) and the “outer tongue fastener strap” FIG. J) of “The Shoe Shark”. This is so that the two may be brought together creating resistance towards back and front of the foot by means of a strap pull and buckling system.

Page 2B Letter C: This device is composed of 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel. Its proper name that describes its purpose is “buckler clasp”. It is directly connected to the “outer to inner strap.” (FIG. B) Its function is to allow the connection of the “outer to inner strap (FIG. B) and the “outer tongue fastener strap”. (FIG. J) The “buckler clasp” holds the two together with a single metal clasp that penetrates through the holes on the “outer tongue fastener strap.” (FIG. J)

Page 2B Letter D: This device is composed of 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel. Its proper name that describes its purpose is “adjusting strap reinforcement connector”. Its function is to connect the “main frame” (see FIG. I) of “The Shoe Shark” to the “outer tongue fastener strap. (FIG. J) The “adjusting strap reinforcement connector” is capable of moving up and down by means of the “round swiveling bolt” (see FIG. M) on the outer layer of the “main frame” (FIG. I) that is connected to the “adjusting strap reinforcement connector”. The purpose of this is to allow for a perfect fit and adjustments to the shoe worn.

Page 2B Letter E: This device is composed of 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel. Its proper name that describes its purpose is “front hooking Brace”. Its function is to act as a toe stop so when the shoe enters it, it will have a designated area to rest. Its function is also to decrease wear and tear on the “rubber housing” (see FIG. L) on the front end of “The Shoe Shark” by absorbing the force of the pull towards the back of the foot.

Pace 2B Letter F: This device is composed of many small, singular vinyl brushes. Its proper name that describes its purpose is “front brush agitator.” Its function with foot power is to agitate stains, soften hardened or dried up matter on carpets and hard floors. The brushes are ridged enough to remove stains, yet without wear and tear on the carpets or scratching the floors. The bottom of the bristles are not sharp but flat. The bristles are also shaped to contour and curve with the outer shape of the shoe that if worn with the “Shoe Shark” enabling no obstruction but a perfect fit. The vinyl bristles are looped and molded into Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic that extends at the base of the shoe from the “main frame” (FIG. 1) to the front end of the shoe where the bristles will connect.

Page 2B Letter G: This Device is composed of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic. Its proper name that describes its purpose is “molded shark teeth,” thus where “The Shoe Shark” invention partially derived its name from. its Function with foot power is to manually remove foreign matter or hardened material that will not come loose from carpets or hard surfaces with the “front brush agitator” (FIG. F) alone. The teeth's effectiveness to remove foreign matter is due to the “molded shark teeth” or teeth pointed forward that causes a lifting action from the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic, and a pulling action backwards that further loosens the matter in a different direction until the foreign matter is completely loosened or removed. The “molded shark teeth”, extends from right to left, side to side, covering the complete base of the front of “The Shoe Shark.” It is attached and positioned in front of the “main frame,” (FIG. I) and is continued all the way to the front tip of the shoe itself. This design forms one single molding to shape the teeth and hold the individual brushes together within the molding itself to make the invention work without involving individual segmentation of the shoe, as well as have a strong, durable base, and foundation for the tennis shoe to have bottom stability.

Page 2B Letter H: This Device is composed of non scuffing, non scratching durable waterproof polymer rubber. Its proper name that describes its purpose is “rubber belly.” Its function is to cushion the bottom of “The Shoe Shark” from foot pound impact as well as preventing 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel on the “main frame” (FIG. I) from scratching or tearing into carpets or hard floor surfaces. Its design is ridged from right to left, side to side, and covers the rear base of the front of “The Shoe Shark” to stabilize and grip the carpets or hard floor surfaces under wet conditions.

Page 2B Letter I: This device is composed of 700 series aircraft aluminum, or stainless steal. Its proper name that describes its purpose is “main frame.” Its function is to house the shoe that interpenetrates it and to make “The Shoe Shark's” body able to withstand high levels of force moving towards the back of the interpenetrating shoe, caused by the tension of the “heel clasp,” (FIG. A) the “outer to inner strap,” (FIG. B) and the “outer tongue fastener strap” (FIG. J) combined. Its function also acts as a guide for the interpenetrating shoe to slide in correctly without causing the shoe to slip and slide or shift side to side or up and down.

Page 2B Letter J: This device is composed of strong, sturdy, stitched, interwoven, nylon fabric. Its proper name that describes its purpose is the “outer tongue fastener strap.” Its function is to act as the female strap connector that will attach to the male connection of the “outer to inner strap” (FIG. B) and the “buckler clasp” (FIG. C) to produce the tension needed to pull “The Shoe Shark” together from front to back around the interpenetrating shoe. The design of the strap has circular hole openings made of 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel to link with the male part of the “buckler clasp.”

Page 2B Letter L: This device is composed of elastic, non scuffing, non scratching durable waterproof polymer rubber. Its proper name that describes its purpose is “rubber housing.” Its function is to allow for “The Shoe Shark” to become stretchable, and flexible to house the interpenetrating shoe without a large amount of restriction on the foot, as well as to act as the crease by which the shoe can bend on top, enabling the one who wears the shoe to walk properly. It also binds together the “front hooking brace,” (FIG. E) the “main frame,” (FIG. I) the “reversed shark teeth,” (FIG. G) and “front brush agitator” (FIG. F). Because of its elastic like qualities and attributes it further creates the properly applied force from the rear to the front end of the shoe itself.

Page 2B Letter M: This device is composed of 7000 series aircraft aluminum or stainless steel. Its proper name that describes its purpose is the “round swiveling bolt.” Its main function is to connect to the “main frame” (FIG. I) and to allow a swiveling effect up and down for the “adjusting strap reinforcement connector,” (FIG. D) to create the perfect fit to the interpenetrating shoe.

Page 4D Letter K: This device is composed of strong, sturdy, stitched interwoven, nylon fabric. Its proper name that describes its purpose is the “inner strap.” Its function is the same as the “outer to inner strap” (FIG. B) and is the same continuous strap. The strap connects to the inner side of the “adjusting strap reinforcement connector,” (FIG. D) through the “heel clasp,” (FIG. A) to the “buckler clasp” (FIG. C)