Global Patent Index - EP 1021103 A1

EP 1021103 A1 2000-07-26 - IMPROVED TONGUE FOR FOOTWEAR

Title (en)

IMPROVED TONGUE FOR FOOTWEAR

Title (de)

ZUNGE FÜR SCHUHWERK

Title (fr)

LANGUETTE PERFECTIONNEE POUR CHAUSSURE

Publication

EP 1021103 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98950925 A

Priority

  • US 9820959 W
  • US 94414697 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9917628A1] Footwear with single or double vamp sections comprising a split tongue including a rearward tongue portion which is firmly attached along one side thereof to a medial vamp section of the shoe. While the rearward tongue portion is firmly connected to a medial vamp section, the connection may be permanent or replaceable. A forward tongue portion may be integrally formed with the forward upper, or be an extension of the forward upper, or be secured to the forward upper forward upper along a transverse edge and/or to one or both of the vamp sections, or be secured to one of the vamp sections only. One or both tongue portions may be formed to have pockets for receiving cushioning members and/or saddle members to reduce pressure on the instep. The forward edge of the rearward tongue portion overlies the rearward edge of the forward tongue portion in the working position. The split tongue arrangement, particularly with the rearward tongue portion being attached to the medial vamp section, eliminates slippage of the tongue to the lateral side of the foot during use of the footwear while protection and comfort are provided by the cushioning members and/or saddle members.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A43B 23/26; A43C 11/20

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A43B 23/26 (2006.01); A43C 7/02 (2006.01); A43C 11/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A43C 7/02 (2013.01); A43B 23/26 (2013.01); A43C 11/20 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9917628A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9917628 A1 19990415; AU 748183 B2 20020530; AU 9684198 A 19990427; CA 2304831 A1 19990415; CN 1140202 C 20040303; CN 1274262 A 20001122; EP 1021103 A1 20000726; JP 2001518334 A 20011016

INPADOC legal status


2002-10-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020326

2002-01-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20011115

2000-07-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000405

2000-07-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB