US2476029A - Adjustment strap for surgical garments and the like - Google Patents

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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
    • A61F5/03Corsets or bandages for abdomen, teat or breast support, with or without pads
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July 12, 1949. J. R. DAWSON ADJUSTMENT STRAP FOR SURGICAL GARMENTS AND THE LIKE Filed Sept. 28, 1946 Patented July 12, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ADJUSTMENT STRAP FOR SURGICAL GARMENTS AND THE LIKE poration of Michigan Application September 28, 1946, Serial No. 700,066

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The present invention relates to improvements in garments, being particularly concerned with an improved adjustment construction for such types of garment as surgical supports, corsets, foundation garments, girdles, supporting belts and the like.

One of the objects of the invention is to provid an impro ed. adjus men o arment sup.- ports of the type described of a decidedly masculine construction and for that reason especially adapt d io us con o h ical suppo ts, suppo tin be t b c n e like Worn by men.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved adjustment take-up structure for garments cf the type described having adequate mechanical advantage for ease of adjustment and being constructed of fiat webbing material pres ntine a relat ve y o id up o t n s a in the ar a of a j tment- A still further object of the invention is to provide an adjustment for garments of the type described consisting of webbing members attached to one edge of an adjustment area and having a running loop connection at the oppo site ends of the adjustment area and being re-- turned bent; the-re being one or more groups of looped and single strips -o-f Webbing constructed and arranged to present a substantially solid adjustable backing across the adjustment area, 1

the take-up upon the Webbing being in directly opposed relation.

These and other objects and advantages residing in the specific construction and the arrangement and combination of the component parts going into the garment and its adjustment will be more fully appreciated from a consideration of the following specifi ation a th rncnded claims.

In the drawing, Where a single embodiment .01 the invention isshown for the purpose of illustration,

Fig. I shows a surgical support for the abdomen embodying the principles of the present invention, the garment being shown spread out into a plane, and

Fig. II is a fragmentary view of the garment shown in Fig. I with the adjustment structure opened up and released for purposes of illustration.

The garment I0, in which the principles of the present invention have been embodied, com prises a pair of sections l2 and [4, which are adapted to embrace the body of the wearer in the abdominal region. Front edge portions [6 2 and it are provided with suitable snaps, hooks or other type of fasteners for removably con-- meeting the sections l2 and M together at the front of the garment.

The adjustment areaof the garment I is located between the back. edge portions 20 and 22 of the sections l2 and M respectively. The gap between the back edge portions 20 and 22 defining the adjustment area is conventionally controlled. and adjusted through suitable lacings or other type of adjustable take-up structure.

According to the present invention, a substantially solid adjustable supporting surface has been provided across the area of adjustment bet een. the back edges 2%! and 22 by attaching ole strips of webbing to the edges 20 and 22. Certain strips of the webbing are attached at both ends to the same back edge to form a loop while other strips of webbing are attached at one end to the back edges 20 and 22. As shown the strip .of flexible webbing 24 is attached at its opposite ends 26 and 28 to the edge 20 after being passed through the elongated guides 30 and 32 attached to the edge 22 as Well as through the elongated guide portion 34 of the adjustment buckle 35. It will be understood that the .ip 24 has a running connection with each of the guides 30, 32 and 34.

The webbing 38 has one end permanently attached to the adjustment buckle 40, and its oppo site end A2 is connected to the edge 22 between the guides at and 32. The intermediate portion 44 of the webbing 38 is returned bent through the elongated guide 46 attached to the edge 20 with which it has a running connection. It should be noted that the guide 46 is located between the guides 39 and 32. Also, it is to be .observed that the Webbing 38 is returned bent through the area of adjustment between the vert a s a in of the end and .28 c th bing 245. This arrangement not only provides a relatively solid supporting surface in the area of adjustment between the edges 20 and 22, but it further locates the adjustment buckles 36 and 40 in direct opposed relation with the result that the take-up on the adjustment straps 46 and 40 is in a direct line. It will be understood that the adjustment straps 46 and 4B are of conventional construction, being attached to the garment at 50 with the free end 52 having a running connection over the bar 54 of the buckles 36 and 40, and being returned bent beneath the ripping bar 56 and passed through the loop 58 to prevent dangling. In Fig. II the adjustment strap 46 has been removed from the buckle 36 for purposes of illustration.

Depending upon the vertical extent of the adjustment area between the edges 20 and 22, the arrangement of the webbings 24 and 38 may consist solely of the structure just described or may be duplicated one or more times; With a garment of the width shown in Fig. I, two sets of strips have been employed. The lower set consisting of the webbing 60 and 62 may be identical to the construction just described with the exception that the webbing 60 which corresponds to the webbing 24 is attached to \the opposite edge from the webbing 24, While the webbing 62 which corresponds to webbing 38 is attached to the opposite edge from the webbing 33. This reversed location is also true with respect to the elongated guides 64 and 66 through which the webbing 60 has a running connection as well as with respect to the elongated guides 68 through which the webbing 62 has its running connec tion.

To adjust the garment l0 on the body, with the front edges l6 and I8 secured together, the wearer pulls in the opposite direction upon the free end 52 of the adjustment straps 46 and 48. This results in the buckles 36 and 40 being drawn along the surface of the garment ID in opposite directions. The resulting take-up on the V portion of the webbing 24 and the single portion of the Webbing 33 will draw the back edges 29 and 22 toward each other to reduce the spacing or gap in between. As will be readily appreciated, the flat, substantially horizontal and vertically spaced portions of the webbing 24 extending between the edge 20 and the guides 30 and 32 in conjunction with the substantial horizontal portions of the strap 38 extending between the edge 22 and the guide 46, will present an extremely confortable, relatively solid supporting surface across the adjustable area between the edges 20 and 22. A similar situation will exist between corresponding portions of the lower set of adjustment members constituted by the webbing 60 and 1 62. As heretofore stated, the arrangement is such that the take-up pull upon the adjustment straps 46 and 48 is in the same line so that the portion of the garment l 0 being regulated is uniformly and smoothly adjusted at right angles to the spinal column.

The illustrated arrangement also has an advantage of confining the adjustment structure substantially at the surface of the garment with the greater portion thereof actually located in the plane of the sections l2 and M with the result that a very smooth foundation is presented to the outer wearing apparel.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to cover by Letters Patent 1. Adjustment straps for surgical garments and the like having a pair of normally spaced apart edge portions defining an adjustment gap area therebetween, comprising a strip of flexible webbing looped and attached at each of its ends to one edge portion adjacent to the top thereof and with the attached ends thereof spaced apart, a strip of flexible Webbing looped and attached at each of its ends to the other edge portion adjacent to the bottom thereof and with the attached ends spaced apart, elongated guides carried by the opposite edge portions through which the looped tape of the opposite portion is extended and is then folded back to provide substantially straight runs of the attached ends of the looped tapes across the adjustment gap area, other elongated guides at the edge portions between the attached ends of the looped tapes, straight tapes attached to. each edge between the first mentioned guides and extending through the other guides and then folded back, and means exerting pull on the folded back portions of the looped and the straight tapes.

2. Adjustment straps for surgical garments and the like having a pair of normally spaced apart edge portions defining an adjustment gap area therebetweemcomprising a strip of flexible webbing looped and attached at each of its ends to one edge portion adjacent to the top thereof and with the attached ends thereof spaced apart, a strip of flexible webbing looped and attached at each of its ends to the other edge portion adjacent to the bottom thereof and with the attached ends spaced apart, elongated guides carried. by the opposite edge portions through which the looped tape of the opposite portion is extended and is then folded back to provide substantially straight runs of the attached ends of the looped tapes across the adjustment gap area, other elongated guides at the edge portions between the attached ends of the looped tapes, straight tapes attached to each edge between the first mentioned guides and extending through the other guides and then folded back, the several straight runs of the looped and the straight tape serving to substantially fill across and close the adjustment gaps, adjustment straps, and means connecting the adjustment straps with the looped and the straight tapes in their folded back portions.

JESSE R. DAWSON.

REFERENCES CITED The following referenlces are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,604,076 Risselt Oct. 19, 1926 1,939,811 Guenther Dec. 19, 1933 1,974,283 Kendrick Sept. 18, 1934 2,117,399 Fritsch May 17, 1938

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US3096760A (en) * 1960-10-31 1963-07-09 H G Entpr Sacroiliac support
US3097641A (en) * 1960-08-04 1963-07-16 H G Entpr One-piece body portion truss
US3926183A (en) * 1974-11-27 1975-12-16 All Orthopedic Appliances Inc Dorsal lumbo sacral support
US3927665A (en) * 1974-06-21 1975-12-23 Jerome R Wax Lumbo-sacral support
US4930499A (en) * 1989-02-16 1990-06-05 Rowe Daniel G Sacral brace
US5086759A (en) * 1990-04-10 1992-02-11 Buddingh C Curtis Chiropractic belt
US20100228170A1 (en) * 2009-03-09 2010-09-09 Daiya Industry Co., Ltd. Lower back supporter

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US1604076A (en) * 1925-04-09 1926-10-19 Josephine M Risselt Abdominal support
US1939811A (en) * 1932-07-07 1933-12-19 Guenther Gertrude Abdominal support
US1974283A (en) * 1933-06-13 1934-09-18 James R Kendrick Co Inc Surgical belt
US2117309A (en) * 1936-10-20 1938-05-17 Lewis A Fritsch Belt support

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US1604076A (en) * 1925-04-09 1926-10-19 Josephine M Risselt Abdominal support
US1939811A (en) * 1932-07-07 1933-12-19 Guenther Gertrude Abdominal support
US1974283A (en) * 1933-06-13 1934-09-18 James R Kendrick Co Inc Surgical belt
US2117309A (en) * 1936-10-20 1938-05-17 Lewis A Fritsch Belt support

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US3097641A (en) * 1960-08-04 1963-07-16 H G Entpr One-piece body portion truss
US3096760A (en) * 1960-10-31 1963-07-09 H G Entpr Sacroiliac support
US3927665A (en) * 1974-06-21 1975-12-23 Jerome R Wax Lumbo-sacral support
US3926183A (en) * 1974-11-27 1975-12-16 All Orthopedic Appliances Inc Dorsal lumbo sacral support
US4930499A (en) * 1989-02-16 1990-06-05 Rowe Daniel G Sacral brace
US5086759A (en) * 1990-04-10 1992-02-11 Buddingh C Curtis Chiropractic belt
US20100228170A1 (en) * 2009-03-09 2010-09-09 Daiya Industry Co., Ltd. Lower back supporter
US8057417B2 (en) * 2009-03-09 2011-11-15 Daiya Industry Co., Ltd. Lower back supporter

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