Title:
Energy Suppressing footwear device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention is a therapeutic device, manifest as an improvement to footwear generally. The improvement is the inclusion/affixing of a visual reference, for the purpose of suppressing the energy of that to which is referred.



Inventors:
Hampton, Mark (US)
Application Number:
11/858149
Publication Date:
03/26/2009
Filing Date:
09/20/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
36/136, 36/43
International Classes:
A43B17/00; A43B13/38; A43B23/24
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Primary Examiner:
HOEY, ALISSA L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MARK HAMPTON (WILMINGTON, DE, US)
Claims:
1. Devices and/or footwear (hosiery, socks, insoles, shoes, etc.) containing labels or images, worn on the foot or feet, for the purpose of suppressing or defeating that to which is referred.

2. Devices and/or footwear (hosiery, socks, insoles, shoes, etc.) designed to enable affixing of labels or images to be worn on the foot or feet for the purpose of suppressing or defeating that to which is referred.

3. The business method/process of labeling of footwear with the stated or inferred purpose of adversely affecting that to which is referred in the label of the product.

4. The business method/process of packaging of footwear with the stated or inferred purpose of adversely affecting that to which is referred in the labeling of the product.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Not Applicable

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not applicable

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISC APPENDIX

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Human beings throughout history have sought means to effect their environment. This fact has given rise to both science and spiritual practices. With respect to the latter, rituals and talismans are an important, integral part of the lives of many. Feng Shui is an eastern science or practice that involves the orientation and placement of objects toward the objective of stimulating or suppression forms of energy to influence circumstances of health, wealth, relationships, and the gamut of experiences. Like other forms of ritual, there are symbolic relationships between the objects and the actions, and the projection or desired outcome. The invention is the improvement and novel utility of specific objects toward a specific desired outcome.

It is human nature to experience or perceive adversarial influences. This may take the form of an individual, an organization, entity, energy, substance, etc. Without regard to placebo effect, there are a range of activities which are observed to be therapeutic in addressing these experiences. The invention is the improvement and novel utility of specific objects toward achieving a therapeutic effect.

The invention is utilized to suppress the energy of adversarial influences via the symbolism of putting the adversary “under one's feet”, to “walk all over them”. There are several colloquialisms related to this idea, but no prior art with respect to projection the notion into physical reality. The invention is an improvement of existing footwear, in general. The usefulness is in facilitating the practice of Feng Shui, and other ritual and therapeutic activities with a product specifically for those purposes; the impression on the subconscious mind is generally stronger if the talisman is perceived as “special”.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The invention is the improvement of hosiery, socks, insoles, footwear generally, to contain reference (via written name/label, image, symbol or logo etc.) for the express purpose of suppressing and or defeating an adversarial influence, by putting the reference underfoot.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

Not Applicable—With all due respect to the examiner, the presumption is that footwear mentioned in the brief summary is a common experience, as are written names, photographs, etc.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

As Stated in the Brief Summary, it is the improvement of any device for the purpose of suppressing or defeating that which is referenced through it, by wearing it on the feet. This is without regard to process or means of manufacture, composition of matter, or specific design.