TODAY’S PATENT – CLEANER TOOL FOR CLEATED SHOES
The CLEANER TOOL FOR CLEATED SHOES was invented by Jeffrey S. Williams (Richardson, TX) on the 9th of June 1987, bearing patent number US4670932A.
The present invention relates to a tool or utensil for removing mud or dirt from the heel and sole of cleated shoes of the type used in athletics.
More specifically, the invention relates to such a utensil that is light weight and portable yet is effective for removing mud and debris about the cleat in a manner which affords the safety of protecting the user’s hand against being soiled by the debris or abraded by inadvertent contact with a cleat.The technical field to which the art pertains comprises the art of scraping utensils for removing unwanted deposits from a surface by scraping.The foregoing is achieved in accordance with the invention by means of a light weight portable tool formed substantially as a unitary structure and comprised of a swordlike handle secured to an elongated blade that terminates at its distal end in a centrally grooved beveled scraping edge. The blade is generally of rectangular cross section and of a width sized to be passed through the spacing normally provided between adjacent cleats.