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Title: Flexible horseshoe

Abstract

A screw-on horseshoe formed from a plastic material is disclosed. A flex joint is provided that allows the horseshoe to expand and contract as pressure is applied to the horse's hoof, thereby reducing friction between the hoof and the shoe. The horseshoe also provides a lip portion projecting upwardly from a horseshoe base portion to protect the horse hoof wall from obstacles encountered during the movement of the horse. A novel screw having a double helix thread pattern including a high thread pattern and a low thread pattern is used to fasten the horseshoe to the horse's hoof without piercing the hoof wall. The screw includes a keyed recessed self-holding head that is complementary to, and therefore readily driven by, a power drill. A lightweight, yet wear-resistant, horseshoe that is readily attached to a horse's hoof with a minimum amount of labor and a minimum amount of damage to the hoof that can be constructed in many styles and sizes to match a large variety of horse uses is thus described.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (2011 D Sierra Rd., Concord, CA 94518)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
HYDROCARBON RESEARCH INC
OSTI Identifier:
865434
Patent Number(s):
4513824
Assignee:
Ford; Donald F. (2011 D Sierra Rd., Concord, CA 94518) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-77ET10152
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
flexible; horseshoe; screw-on; formed; plastic; material; disclosed; flex; joint; provided; allows; expand; contract; pressure; applied; horse; hoof; reducing; friction; shoe; provides; lip; portion; projecting; upwardly; base; protect; wall; obstacles; encountered; movement; novel; screw; double; helix; thread; pattern; including; fasten; piercing; keyed; recessed; self-holding; head; complementary; readily; driven; power; drill; lightweight; wear-resistant; attached; minimum; amount; labor; damage; constructed; styles; sizes; match; variety; described; plastic material; base portion; double helix; projecting upwardly; /168/

Citation Formats

Ford, Donald F. Flexible horseshoe. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Ford, Donald F. Flexible horseshoe. United States.
Ford, Donald F. Tue . "Flexible horseshoe". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865434.
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abstractNote = {A screw-on horseshoe formed from a plastic material is disclosed. A flex joint is provided that allows the horseshoe to expand and contract as pressure is applied to the horse's hoof, thereby reducing friction between the hoof and the shoe. The horseshoe also provides a lip portion projecting upwardly from a horseshoe base portion to protect the horse hoof wall from obstacles encountered during the movement of the horse. A novel screw having a double helix thread pattern including a high thread pattern and a low thread pattern is used to fasten the horseshoe to the horse's hoof without piercing the hoof wall. The screw includes a keyed recessed self-holding head that is complementary to, and therefore readily driven by, a power drill. A lightweight, yet wear-resistant, horseshoe that is readily attached to a horse's hoof with a minimum amount of labor and a minimum amount of damage to the hoof that can be constructed in many styles and sizes to match a large variety of horse uses is thus described.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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