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US1471948A
US1471948A US54344222A US1471948A US 1471948 A US1471948 A US 1471948A US 54344222 A US54344222 A US 54344222A US 1471948 A US1471948 A US 1471948A
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Cox Jesse Claude
Mcclung John William
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F5/00Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices; Anti-rape devices
    • A61F5/01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
    • A61F5/04Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints
    • A61F5/05Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints for immobilising
    • A61F5/058Splints
    • A61F5/05841Splints for the limbs
    • A61F5/05858Splints for the limbs for the arms
    • A61F5/05866Splints for the limbs for the arms for wrists, hands, fingers or thumbs

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Oct. 23,1923.

J. C. COX ET AL THUMB PROTECTOR Filed March 15. 1922 Ill,

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JESSE CLAUDE COX AND JOEE?! KVILLIAIE MCCLUTNG3 OF ARDERSGN, INDIANA.

THUMB rao'rno'ron.

Application filed March 13, 1922. Serial No. 543,4:42.

T allwhom it may concern: tector showing the flaps forming the wrist- Be it known that we, Jnssn CLAUDE Cox band and circlet spread out.

and JOHN WM. MCCLUNG, citizens of the Figures 3 and 4c are sections taken on the United States, residing at Anderson, in the lines 3-3 and l l respectively of Fig. 2.

5 county of Madison'and State of Indiana, Specifically described, the improved prohave invented certain new and useful Imtector comprises a wrist bracing band 1 from provements in Thumb Protectors; and we do which a narrow piece or stretch of flexible declare the following to be a full, clear, and material 2 extends, this strip being formed exact description of the invention, such as at its outer end with a circlet 3 designed to 1 will enable others skilled in the art to which surround a sprained thumb. In practice, the

it appertains to make and use the same. wrist-band, narrow intermediatev strip, and

This invention relates to an improved procirclet for the thumb will be formed of a tector which is especially, but not necessarily single piece of leather cut to form oppodesigned for bracing and protecting a sitcly disposed short and long fiaps i and 15 sprained thumb, although it is capable of 5 respectively at one end which are provided use in connection with the fingers. with eyelets 6 at their free ends designed to 7 Athletes, especially those who indulge in be brought together to permit a thong or football games and the like are often bothflexible element 7 to be laced therethrough in cred with sprained fingers and thumbs and the'lnanner shown. A tongue or the like 8 2 to fill a long-felt need, we have designed a is stitched or otherwise secured to the main novel protector and brace for a sprained piece of leather and underlies the meeting 7 thumb to be worn by the player while in acedges of the flaps t and 5 and serves to pretion to brace and prevent further injury to vent the lacing from cutting the flesh. The the thumb. circlet 3 for the thumb is formed by widen- 25 It is our principal aim to devise a proingthe outer end of the extension 2 to protector which is such in construction as to efvide considerably smaller flaps 9, these flaps fectively support and brace the injured part, being likewise provided with eyelets 10 'he device being sufiiciently resilient to perthrough which another flexible element 11 mit a limited movement of that part, whereis laced. The thumb circlet is thus rendered so by to permit eiiective use of the device by adjustable and is capable of fitting various an athlete in action. sizes of thumbs. An elongated and supple- More specifically speaking, we contemmental strip of leather 'or the like 12 is plate providing a novel and practical prostitched or otherwise secured to the outer tector of this class which embodies a band face of the main leather body and this strip at for surrounding and bracing the wrist, an extends from the wrist-band to the thumb adjustable circlet for the thumb which is encircling member and provides apocket for connected with the wrist-band, and a reaccommodating a strip of resilient metal 14: silient splint which extends from the wristwhich functions as a splint. band to the circlet and acts against the top A consideration of the foregoing descripea 0f the humb to hold it straight but yet pertion in connection with the accompanying mit a limited movement such as may be redrawings will be sufiicient to enable persons quired when handling the ball. skilled in the art to which the invention re- Other objects and advantages of the inlates to clearly understand the manner of vention will be apparent during the course applying the device for securing effective re- 45 of the following description. suits. Furthermore, the several advantages,

In the accompanying drawings forming a constructional. features and objects of the part of this specification and in which like invention will also be made clear. It therenumerals are employed to designate like fore seems unnecessary to enter a more parts throughout the same: lengthy description.

50 Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pro- Since probably the best results may be teeter constructed in accordance with this obtained with the construction and arrangeinvention showing the same in position on ment herein shown and described, this is a persons hand. taken as the preferred embodiment of the in- Figure 2 is a top plan view of the provention. However, we wish it understood that minor changes coming Within the scope of the invention as claimed may be resorted to if desired.

What is claimed is: p

1. A combined Wrist and thumb protector and bracing member comprising a Wristband, a circlet for surrounding a sprained or injured thumb, and a resilient splint or,

bracing member extending from the Wristy from the Wrist encircling means to the thumb encircling'means.

3. A combined Wrist and thumb bracing and protecting member comprising a piece of flexible material having a relatively narrow central portion provided at its opposite ends With relatively large and small flaps,

the larger flaps beingdesigned to encircle the Wrist and the small flaps to encircle the injured thumb, all of said flaps being formed at their free edges with eyelets to permit passage of lacings, a tongue to underlie at least one of the laces, a strip of material secured to the first named piece of material and providing a pocket, and a strip of resilient metal arranged in said pocket and extending from the Wrist encircling means to the thumb encircling means to brace these parts, yet permitting a limited movement of the thumb when the bracing member is our hands. 7

' JESSE CLAUDE COX. 1

JOHN WILLIAM MoCLUNG.

In testimony whereof We have hereunto set

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Cited By (37)

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US2477126A (en) * 1946-03-25 1949-07-26 Rudolph B Hartmann Thumb-sucking preventer
US4176839A (en) * 1977-05-02 1979-12-04 Pinkus Alan E Wrist support
US4382439A (en) * 1981-05-21 1983-05-10 Shen C Anthony Thumb spica
US4438532A (en) * 1983-05-23 1984-03-27 Campanella Alexander F Protective glove
US4445507A (en) * 1980-12-23 1984-05-01 Eisenberg Joel Howard Glove with thumb restraint element
FR2543801A1 (en) * 1983-04-11 1984-10-12 Eisenberg Joel Glove preventing injuries caused to certain ligaments of the thumb
EP0143348A1 (en) * 1983-10-31 1985-06-05 Reinhold Hauber Strickwarenfabrik Gmbh & Co. KG Metacarpal thumb splint
US4565195A (en) * 1980-12-23 1986-01-21 Eisenberg Joel Howard Glove
US4653490A (en) * 1980-12-23 1987-03-31 Eisenberg Joel Howard Thumb restraint
FR2588183A1 (en) * 1985-10-03 1987-04-10 Berrehail Mohammed Splint for immobilisation of the thumb and the wrist
US4772012A (en) * 1986-10-03 1988-09-20 The Christine M. Kleinert Institute For Hand And Micro-Surgery, Inc. Postoperative dynamic hand splint
US4787376A (en) * 1987-03-03 1988-11-29 Joel H. Eisenberg Retainer for glove
US4905715A (en) * 1988-09-23 1990-03-06 Johnson Kathy J Padded leg guard
FR2662075A1 (en) * 1990-05-21 1991-11-22 Thuasne & Cie Orthesis for treating the root of the thumb, in particular arthrosis of the root
US5346462A (en) * 1993-01-21 1994-09-13 Lmb Hand Rehab Products, Inc. Adjustable tension finger or toe splint
US5356371A (en) * 1993-03-05 1994-10-18 Wildtman Australia Pty. Limited Shapeable thumb support
US5413553A (en) * 1992-11-19 1995-05-09 Downes; John W. Remedial prophylaxis for carpal tunnel syndrome
US5453064A (en) * 1992-07-31 1995-09-26 Natraflex Systems, Inc. Exercise glove incorporating rods which offer resistance to movement of fingers, hands, or wrists
US5456650A (en) * 1992-07-31 1995-10-10 Natraflex Systems, Inc. Ergonomic exercising and bracing device
DE19702301A1 (en) * 1997-01-23 1998-07-30 Beiersdorf Ag Prefabricated bandage limiting joint movements in finger and wrist
US6307118B1 (en) * 1997-03-17 2001-10-23 Marshall P. Reich Digit wound dressing
FR2822371A1 (en) * 2001-03-26 2002-09-27 Thierry Marc Thumb/wrist orthesis has elastic element in commissar between thumb and forefinger and sleeve for flexible strip along rear surface of thumb
US6893410B1 (en) * 2002-12-04 2005-05-17 Weber Orthopedic Inc. Multi-adjustable wrist brace
WO2007066367A2 (en) 2005-12-06 2007-06-14 F.G.P. Srl Orthopedic support or orthesis for the hand, in particular for the thumb
US20080082033A1 (en) * 2006-09-29 2008-04-03 Becton Dickinson And Company Thumb immobilizer
US20080091130A1 (en) * 2006-09-26 2008-04-17 Wendy Henderson Orthopaedic cast with outrigger attachment
US20080319362A1 (en) * 2007-06-20 2008-12-25 Mark Joseph Orthopedic System for Immobilizing and Supporting Body Parts
USD663851S1 (en) * 2010-08-18 2012-07-17 Exos Corporation Short thumb spica brace
USD663850S1 (en) * 2010-08-18 2012-07-17 Exos Corporation Long thumb spica brace
USD665088S1 (en) 2010-08-18 2012-08-07 Exos Corporation Wrist brace
US8951217B2 (en) 2009-02-24 2015-02-10 Exos Llc Composite material for custom fitted products
USD752695S1 (en) * 2015-03-23 2016-03-29 Ilya Boruch Grip assist cuff with pad
US9295748B2 (en) 2012-07-31 2016-03-29 Exos Llc Foam core sandwich splint
CN105682617A (en) * 2013-09-02 2016-06-15 米勒创新公司 Hand orthosis for supporting the thumb, in particular in case of rhizarthrosis
US9408738B2 (en) 2012-08-01 2016-08-09 Exos Llc Orthopedic brace for animals
US9655761B2 (en) 2012-11-12 2017-05-23 Djo, Llc Orthopedic back brace
US9775737B2 (en) 2015-05-26 2017-10-03 Serenity Sayre Finger trigger splint for joint immobilization and flexion inhibition

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2477126A (en) * 1946-03-25 1949-07-26 Rudolph B Hartmann Thumb-sucking preventer
US4176839A (en) * 1977-05-02 1979-12-04 Pinkus Alan E Wrist support
US4653490A (en) * 1980-12-23 1987-03-31 Eisenberg Joel Howard Thumb restraint
US4445507A (en) * 1980-12-23 1984-05-01 Eisenberg Joel Howard Glove with thumb restraint element
US4565195A (en) * 1980-12-23 1986-01-21 Eisenberg Joel Howard Glove
US4382439A (en) * 1981-05-21 1983-05-10 Shen C Anthony Thumb spica
FR2543801A1 (en) * 1983-04-11 1984-10-12 Eisenberg Joel Glove preventing injuries caused to certain ligaments of the thumb
US4438532A (en) * 1983-05-23 1984-03-27 Campanella Alexander F Protective glove
EP0143348A1 (en) * 1983-10-31 1985-06-05 Reinhold Hauber Strickwarenfabrik Gmbh & Co. KG Metacarpal thumb splint
FR2588183A1 (en) * 1985-10-03 1987-04-10 Berrehail Mohammed Splint for immobilisation of the thumb and the wrist
US4772012A (en) * 1986-10-03 1988-09-20 The Christine M. Kleinert Institute For Hand And Micro-Surgery, Inc. Postoperative dynamic hand splint
US4787376A (en) * 1987-03-03 1988-11-29 Joel H. Eisenberg Retainer for glove
US4905715A (en) * 1988-09-23 1990-03-06 Johnson Kathy J Padded leg guard
FR2662075A1 (en) * 1990-05-21 1991-11-22 Thuasne & Cie Orthesis for treating the root of the thumb, in particular arthrosis of the root
US5453064A (en) * 1992-07-31 1995-09-26 Natraflex Systems, Inc. Exercise glove incorporating rods which offer resistance to movement of fingers, hands, or wrists
US5456650A (en) * 1992-07-31 1995-10-10 Natraflex Systems, Inc. Ergonomic exercising and bracing device
US5413553A (en) * 1992-11-19 1995-05-09 Downes; John W. Remedial prophylaxis for carpal tunnel syndrome
US5346462A (en) * 1993-01-21 1994-09-13 Lmb Hand Rehab Products, Inc. Adjustable tension finger or toe splint
US5356371A (en) * 1993-03-05 1994-10-18 Wildtman Australia Pty. Limited Shapeable thumb support
DE19702301A1 (en) * 1997-01-23 1998-07-30 Beiersdorf Ag Prefabricated bandage limiting joint movements in finger and wrist
DE19702301B4 (en) * 1997-01-23 2006-01-19 Beiersdorf Ag Self-adhesive ready-made bandage to the diffraction limitation of the metacarpophalangeal joint and wrist
US6307118B1 (en) * 1997-03-17 2001-10-23 Marshall P. Reich Digit wound dressing
FR2822371A1 (en) * 2001-03-26 2002-09-27 Thierry Marc Thumb/wrist orthesis has elastic element in commissar between thumb and forefinger and sleeve for flexible strip along rear surface of thumb
WO2002080826A1 (en) * 2001-03-26 2002-10-17 Thierry Marc Trapezo-metacarpal orthosis
US6893410B1 (en) * 2002-12-04 2005-05-17 Weber Orthopedic Inc. Multi-adjustable wrist brace
WO2007066367A2 (en) 2005-12-06 2007-06-14 F.G.P. Srl Orthopedic support or orthesis for the hand, in particular for the thumb
WO2007066367A3 (en) * 2005-12-06 2007-08-02 Fgp Srl Orthopedic support or orthesis for the hand, in particular for the thumb
US20080091130A1 (en) * 2006-09-26 2008-04-17 Wendy Henderson Orthopaedic cast with outrigger attachment
US7762970B2 (en) 2006-09-26 2010-07-27 Wendy Henderson Orthopaedic cast with outrigger attachment
US20080082033A1 (en) * 2006-09-29 2008-04-03 Becton Dickinson And Company Thumb immobilizer
US20080319362A1 (en) * 2007-06-20 2008-12-25 Mark Joseph Orthopedic System for Immobilizing and Supporting Body Parts
US8303527B2 (en) 2007-06-20 2012-11-06 Exos Corporation Orthopedic system for immobilizing and supporting body parts
US9561128B2 (en) 2007-06-20 2017-02-07 Exos Llc Orthopedic system for immobilizing and supporting body parts
US8951217B2 (en) 2009-02-24 2015-02-10 Exos Llc Composite material for custom fitted products
US9757265B2 (en) 2009-02-24 2017-09-12 Djo, Llc Composite material for custom fitted products
USD665088S1 (en) 2010-08-18 2012-08-07 Exos Corporation Wrist brace
USD663851S1 (en) * 2010-08-18 2012-07-17 Exos Corporation Short thumb spica brace
USD663850S1 (en) * 2010-08-18 2012-07-17 Exos Corporation Long thumb spica brace
US9295748B2 (en) 2012-07-31 2016-03-29 Exos Llc Foam core sandwich splint
US9408738B2 (en) 2012-08-01 2016-08-09 Exos Llc Orthopedic brace for animals
US9655761B2 (en) 2012-11-12 2017-05-23 Djo, Llc Orthopedic back brace
US20160206464A1 (en) * 2013-09-02 2016-07-21 Millet Innovation Hand orthosis for supporting the thumb in particular in case of rhizarthrosis
CN105682617A (en) * 2013-09-02 2016-06-15 米勒创新公司 Hand orthosis for supporting the thumb, in particular in case of rhizarthrosis
CN105682617B (en) * 2013-09-02 2018-04-17 米勒创新公司 In particular the support for the thumb in the case rhizarthrosis hand aligner
USD752695S1 (en) * 2015-03-23 2016-03-29 Ilya Boruch Grip assist cuff with pad
US9775737B2 (en) 2015-05-26 2017-10-03 Serenity Sayre Finger trigger splint for joint immobilization and flexion inhibition

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