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US2332473A
US2332473A US371872A US37187240A US2332473A US 2332473 A US2332473 A US 2332473A US 371872 A US371872 A US 371872A US 37187240 A US37187240 A US 37187240A US 2332473 A US2332473 A US 2332473A
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    • 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
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Oct. 19, 1943. A. B. SALANDE R 2,332,473

FOOT CORRECTIVE DEVICE Filed Dec; 27. 1940 INVENTOR ABRAHAM 5 SAMA/DER BY I flown Patented Oct. 19, 1943' UNITED MTEN 2 412,332,473"1;; ,roo'roonnno'rlvs Davies l-i sfalander, New York,

v 27, 194.0,Seria-l No.'371,872 l Application llecember This invention relates to foot corrective de? vices, and more particularly to devices designed to alleviate or rectify deformities of "the toes,

such as bunions, corns, callus'es', h'ammerto'esand the like. I i l Devices of this nature commonly have .th'ejdis 7 Fi .6 is a side sectionalfviw ofasmaller cor- Q rective device-inposition on'asmalltoef 1 V Referring-now to {the illustrations, and more particularlytoFigsilthrough 5, lllis a foot corrective device {comprising 'outeran'd innerstrips" II and i2 of substantially equal length," which fare made-.from'asoft', pliable material such-as gree .Of 1

tions are so constructed'and arranged that. a 1

minimum of discomfort will be produced inuse,

and that the surrounding parts of-the'foot will be shielded and protected. I

Another object of my invention is1to provide a device of thecharacter described which shall afford. relief fromlocalizedvpressure and surface friction in the region of the aifectedparts'fof the foot and thus preventsthe occurrence. of second ary focuses of irritation not brought about by the affected area itself.

A further object of my invention is to provide, a foot correctivefdevice'wliich is uniquely de- An additional object of my invention is to i provide a device of the character described which shall comprise relatively few and simple parts;

which shall be inexpensive to manufacture and easy to use; and which shall withal be highly effective for the purposes set forth.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will 'be indicated in the claims.

In the accompanying drawing, in whichare shown two of the various possible embodiments of this invention, and wherein like numbers refer to like parts,

Fig. 1 is a plan view in section of a foot corrective device embodying my invention in position on a big toe;

Fig. 2 is a side perspective view of said device;

Fig. 3 is a plan view thereof immediately prior to the final assembly step;

Figs. 4 and 5 are sectional views taken along the lines 4-4 and 55 of Fig. 3; and

kidskin-.- The grain side of the'stripsll and i2 4. are 'facedr outwardly and tliefiesh or'rougl'i sides contacted andadhesively joined, as with rubber cement, I to- 'form a strap portion 13 having; a I

smooth exterior. The'stripsmay be so arranged that one end l4 'of each strip projects a shortdistance beyond the correspondingend'of theother strip, as shown in Fig. '3, and the project ing end portions I4 fare adhesively. connected in an overlying lap joiht' 'toprovide a sheath I5 for the toei It should be noted that said'sheathisi made longenough' toentirely cover the. toe in order to relieve'the' same from any chafing ac -J tion "or pressure whichmmi'ght' otherwise arise 'firectedfif. i

A portion of the contacting surfaces-of the l as sponge rubber.

due to the altered position which the toe. is forcibly caused to assume when'adefectsuch'as a hammer toe, overlapping toe, or bunion is cor strips H and I2 maybe left free of adhesive to form a pocket l6 and an entrance slit I! provided adjacent an edge thereof to permit insertion of a sponge rubber pad [8 having feathered edges. The pocket [6 may bepositioned so as to aid in remedying any of various defects and in Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 5 it is so disposed that the pad I8 will lie between the big toe and theisecond; toe to thereby aid in straightening the big toe'and re,- lieving the bunion. p

.Depending from the strips l I and I2 are a pair of adhesively joined ears I9 and 20 of similar shape which support between them an apertured oval pad 2| of resilient, flexible material, such The -pad is closely contacted by the material comprising theears I9 and 28 so that the contour of the pad isoutlined on the exterior of the device and the central portions of the ears contact each other through the aperture 23 in the pad. Said padis specially shaped in accordance with my invention to uniformly apply suflicient pressure .to correct a pedal deformity without causing the presence of spots" in Figs. 1 and 4, and all edges of the pad are feathered.

It should be noted that the pad is adapted to be disposed over a callus with the aperture 23 centrally located on the callus, the forward portion 2| approximately centrally located on the phalange disposed forwardly of the enlarged joint, and the rear pad portion 22 approximately centrally located on the phalange disposed rearwardly of said joint. It will thus be seen that due to the configuration of the foot and shoes an approximately even pressure will be exerted on each of the said phalanges which will straighten the same and thus tend to reduce the inflamed bursa around the joint. At the same time pressure on the bunion will be relieved by the pad and chafing on the top of the bunion will be pre-.

vented by the presence of two. plies of leather over the aperture 23. v c

As the entire portion of the foot up to the tip of the toe is covered by soft leather, and as no more than, the needful pressure is ever applied, it will be apparent that my novel foot corrective device may be worn in substantial comfort and with the assurance that in correcting a painful pedal defect no sores will be caused.

In Fig. 6 I have'shown my'device applied to the correction of a hammer head on a small toe, it being noted that in principle the device is the same as that above described for the remedying of a bunion and differs therefrom only in size. In application, however; the position of the sheath and ears are reversed, the ears and pad overlying the-,front and second phalanges and the sheath encircling the rear digital phalange.

As various possible embodiments might V be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made-in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure byLetters Patent:

1. A foot corrective device for remedying en-.

largement of the head of the metatarsal bone of the great toe, comprising a pair of plies of porous material, each of said plies including a toe-encircling sheath portion adapted to extend over the tip of said big toe and an integral imperforate ear portion of sufiicient length to extend substantially behind the head of said metatarsal bone, a sponge rubber pad apertured to receive the enlarged head at the side of the foot so that 10 portion of said pad lie in front of and portions behind said enlarged head, said pad being disposed between said ear ply portions, said ear ply portions covering said aperture on both sides of said pad, and a second pad of sponge rubber disposed between the sheath portions in such position that it will be located between the great toe and the second toe, said second pad and the forward portions of said first pad tapering in thickness forwardly and rearwardly along the axis of said tubular sheath from a point of max imum thickness, the point of maximum thickness of said second pad adapted to lie adjacent the foremost phalange of said great toe, and the point of maximum thickness of said forward por- 25, tion of said first pad adapted to lie adjacent the reariphalange of said great toe.

2. A foot corrective device for remedying enlargement of :the head of the metatarsal bone of the great toe; comprising a pair of plies of porous- ;materia1,i.each of said plies including a toe-encircling sheath portion adapted to extend over the tipof said big toe'and an integral imperforate ear portion of suflicient length to extend substantially behind the head of said metatarsal Z'bone, a sponge rubber pad'apertured to receive the enlarged head at the side of the foot so that portions of said pad lie in front of and portions behind said enlarged head, said pad being disposed betweensaidear ply portions, said ear Q 'iply'portions covering said aperture on both sides of said pad, and a pocket between said sheath ply portions for'receiving a second pad adapted to be disposed between the big toe and the second toe.

3 ABRAHAM B. SALANDER.

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US2499768A (en) * 1948-12-03 1950-03-07 Ralph L Mcglumphy Bunion easer and toe straightener
US2589791A (en) * 1950-03-02 1952-03-18 Willard W Fine Toe shield
US2619961A (en) * 1950-06-16 1952-12-02 Earl M Stewart Bunion pad
US2740401A (en) * 1954-01-14 1956-04-03 Scholl Mfg Co Inc Foot corrective pad
US2755806A (en) * 1951-12-14 1956-07-24 Emanuel M Greenberg Obstetrical forceps
US2781044A (en) * 1956-01-25 1957-02-12 Verna R Bennett Toe shield
US2792001A (en) * 1954-02-15 1957-05-14 Ella C Ryan Callus eradicator
US2941527A (en) * 1958-01-17 1960-06-21 William M Scholl Foot corrective cushion
US3094985A (en) * 1961-09-25 1963-06-25 Kendall Frances Orthopedic appliance for restoring normal foot posture
US3388702A (en) * 1966-02-21 1968-06-18 Bertram L. Steel Dressing for a corn and the like
US5154692A (en) * 1991-02-26 1992-10-13 Lockhart Robert D Device for use to support and immobilize damaged toes
US5282782A (en) * 1991-03-20 1994-02-01 Iwao Kasahara Valgus big toe rectifying supporter
US5437616A (en) * 1992-06-05 1995-08-01 Kasahara; Iwao Valgus big toe rectifying supporter
US5665060A (en) * 1995-12-15 1997-09-09 Dr. Fabricant's Foot Health Products, Inc. Bunion treatment apparatus and method
US6307118B1 (en) * 1997-03-17 2001-10-23 Marshall P. Reich Digit wound dressing
US6671981B2 (en) * 2000-08-04 2004-01-06 Jeffrey S. Brooks, Inc. Footwear
US20040111923A1 (en) * 2000-08-04 2004-06-17 Brooks Jeffrey S. Footwear
US20050166297A1 (en) * 2004-01-20 2005-08-04 Richard Schukraft Finger/toe tip protective apparatus
US20050177084A1 (en) * 2004-02-06 2005-08-11 Green Allan L. Diabetic toe protectors
BE1018634A3 (en) * 2009-01-28 2011-05-03 Michel Marien Customized monolitic teenorthoplasty.
US20120310131A1 (en) * 2010-01-27 2012-12-06 Uriel Rosen Podiatric device
US20140196202A1 (en) * 2013-01-17 2014-07-17 Cassandra Cantrall Protective toe sleeve for use during aquatic activity
USD798294S1 (en) * 2014-06-13 2017-09-26 LifeLens Technologies, LLC. Wearable computing device

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2499768A (en) * 1948-12-03 1950-03-07 Ralph L Mcglumphy Bunion easer and toe straightener
US2589791A (en) * 1950-03-02 1952-03-18 Willard W Fine Toe shield
US2619961A (en) * 1950-06-16 1952-12-02 Earl M Stewart Bunion pad
US2755806A (en) * 1951-12-14 1956-07-24 Emanuel M Greenberg Obstetrical forceps
US2740401A (en) * 1954-01-14 1956-04-03 Scholl Mfg Co Inc Foot corrective pad
US2792001A (en) * 1954-02-15 1957-05-14 Ella C Ryan Callus eradicator
US2781044A (en) * 1956-01-25 1957-02-12 Verna R Bennett Toe shield
US2941527A (en) * 1958-01-17 1960-06-21 William M Scholl Foot corrective cushion
US3094985A (en) * 1961-09-25 1963-06-25 Kendall Frances Orthopedic appliance for restoring normal foot posture
US3388702A (en) * 1966-02-21 1968-06-18 Bertram L. Steel Dressing for a corn and the like
US5154692A (en) * 1991-02-26 1992-10-13 Lockhart Robert D Device for use to support and immobilize damaged toes
US5282782A (en) * 1991-03-20 1994-02-01 Iwao Kasahara Valgus big toe rectifying supporter
US5453083A (en) * 1991-03-20 1995-09-26 Kasahara; Iwao Valgus big toe rectifying supporter
US5437616A (en) * 1992-06-05 1995-08-01 Kasahara; Iwao Valgus big toe rectifying supporter
US5665060A (en) * 1995-12-15 1997-09-09 Dr. Fabricant's Foot Health Products, Inc. Bunion treatment apparatus and method
US6307118B1 (en) * 1997-03-17 2001-10-23 Marshall P. Reich Digit wound dressing
US6671981B2 (en) * 2000-08-04 2004-01-06 Jeffrey S. Brooks, Inc. Footwear
US20040111923A1 (en) * 2000-08-04 2004-06-17 Brooks Jeffrey S. Footwear
US7028419B2 (en) 2000-08-04 2006-04-18 Jeffrey S. Brooks, Inc. Footwear
US20050166297A1 (en) * 2004-01-20 2005-08-04 Richard Schukraft Finger/toe tip protective apparatus
US7249385B2 (en) * 2004-01-20 2007-07-31 Richard Schukraft Finger/toe tip protective apparatus
US20050177084A1 (en) * 2004-02-06 2005-08-11 Green Allan L. Diabetic toe protectors
BE1018634A3 (en) * 2009-01-28 2011-05-03 Michel Marien Customized monolitic teenorthoplasty.
US20120310131A1 (en) * 2010-01-27 2012-12-06 Uriel Rosen Podiatric device
US20140196202A1 (en) * 2013-01-17 2014-07-17 Cassandra Cantrall Protective toe sleeve for use during aquatic activity
USD798294S1 (en) * 2014-06-13 2017-09-26 LifeLens Technologies, LLC. Wearable computing device

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