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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/104886    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/013432
Publication Date: 10.11.2005 International Filing Date: 19.04.2005
A43B 3/18 (2006.01), A43B 3/24 (2006.01), A43B 7/12 (2006.01), A43B 7/34 (2006.01), A41D 17/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: THE TIMBERLAND COMPANY [US/US]; 200 Domain Drive, Stratham, NH 03885 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
MILLER, David, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
CROWLEY, Kevin, J., II. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
LIN, Tsui, Hua [--/US]; (TW) (For US Only)
Inventors: MILLER, David, E.; (US).
CROWLEY, Kevin, J., II.; (US).
LIN, Tsui, Hua; (TW)
Agent: ZIDEL, Andrew, T.; Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP, 600 South Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090 (US)
Priority Data:
60/565,163 23.04.2004 US
60/636,457 16.12.2004 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)In one embodiment a gaitor interface (20, 26) may be used to connect a gaitor (24) to many different types of footwear (10). The gaitor interface (20, 26) provides a removable attachment between the gaitor (24) and the shoe (10). One part of the gaitor interface (20, 26) comprises a track (20) that can be mounted along the exterior of the shoe (10). The track (20) includes a pair of elongated arms (28a, b) that define an interior flex track (30). Another part of the gaitor interface (20, 26) comprises a connector (26) for attaching to the track (20). The connector (26) has a bead portion (46) that can be slid into the flex track (30). The interlock between the bead portion (46) and the flex track (30) provides a releasably secure connection between the gaitor (24) and the shoe (10). In another embodiment, a convertible shoe (110) having a removable shoe collar (120) is provided. The removable collar (120) may be reversible and may have different linings or covering for the inner and outer surfaces.
(FR)Dans un mode de réalisation, une interface guêtre (20, 26) peut servir à relier une guêtre (24) à de nombreux différents types de chaussures (10). L'interface (20, 26) fournit une fixation amovible entre la guêtre (24) et la chaussure (10). Une partie de l'interface (20, 26) comprend un guide (20) que l'on peut monter le long de l'extérieur de la chaussure (10). Le guide (20) comprend une paire de bras allongés (28a, b) définissant un guide flexible interne (30). Une autre partie de l'interface (20, 26) comprend un raccord (26) permettant de fixer le guide (20). Le raccord (26) présente une partie bille (46) qui peut coulisser dans le guide (30). Le verrouillage entre la partie bille (46) et le guide (30) assure un raccord détachable sûr entre la guêtre (24) et la chaussure (10). Dans un autre mode de réalisation, une chaussure transformable (110) présente un collier amovible (120) de chaussure qui peut être transformable et présenter différents revêtements ou garnitures pour les surfaces interne et externe.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)