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Oct. 20, 1964 M. GOTTFRIED 3,153,413

PRESSURE BANDAGE-SPLINT Filed Jan. 23, 1962 2 INVENTOR.

MAX GOTI'FRIED ATTOR N EY S United States Patent 3,153,413 PRESSURE BANDAGE-SPLINT Mas Gottfried, Toledo, tillo, assiguor to .lolist Institute, inc, Toledo, Ghio, a corporation of Ulric Filed Tan. 23, 1962, Ser. No. 177,693 3 Claims. (Cl. 128 165) The invention relates to a new type of medical and surgical aid and more particularly to an improvement in pressure bandages. The invention can be embodied in manufactures which are useful as improvements in old devices which are capable of providing pressure either static or pulsating. The invention can also be embodied in novel forms of medical and surgical devices having functions not heretofore attainable with any previously available product of manufacture.

The invention may be regarded as an improvement in pressure bandages, or splints, or pneumatic garments or other pressure devices. The invention may also be considered as a means for embodying a new concept in devices for medical and surgical aids. In this latter aspect, the invention has for one of its objects the provision of a bandage so constructed that the body contained within it may be visually inspected while it is immobilized.

Another object is to provide a device which may quickly and easily be applied to an injured part of the body and the device may then be easily manipulated to provide pressure.

A further object is to construct a pressure bandage in such form that it is capable of being used as a splint which not only adequately supports the injured member but also permits visual inspection of the insured member without removal of the support.

A further object is to provide a bandage which ca readily be applied quickly in the vicinity where an accident occurs and will quickly and effectively function to stop or retard bleeding and swelling.

These and other objects are obtained by the novel pressure bandage of my invention as hereafter more particularly described and illustrated, wherein:

'FlGURE 1 is an elevational View of the invention as applied to an injured arm.

FlGURE 2 is a longitudinal section, somewhat enlarged, on line 2-4: of FTGURE 4.

FIGURE 3 is a view of a deflated bandage partially open.

FIGURE 4 is an enlarged cross-section of the inflated bandage on line 44 f FIGURE 1.

FTGURE 5 is an enlarged sectional view illustrating the slide fastener.

Referring to FIGURE 3, the pressure bandage of the invention consists of two flexible sheets of suitable material designated as inner sheet 1d and outer sheet 11. The two sheets have their margins joined to each other throughout the entire periphery thereby forming a two ply assembly 12 with a chamber 13 between the respective sheets. The material must be sufliciently impervious to gases so that when the sheets are marginally hermetically sealed, the chamber can maintain a substantial pressure. A valve stem 14 is affixed to the outer sheet and provided with a manually operated valve 15 permitting inflation of the chamber and retention of the desired degree of pressure therein.

To is a slide fastener connectingthe opposite longitudinally extending margins 17 and 13 respectively of the two-ply assembly. By operating the slide fastener, the initially flat fabric can be bent into cylindrical form adapted to fit about the portion of the human body for which the bandage is designed. As illustrated, the ban-- dage is represented in a suitable form to fit about a arm.

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When the longitudinal edges are joined together by the slide, the laterally extending margins 19 and 20 become doubled upon themselves while the fabric is flat and the chamber deflated. Upon inflating the chamber through the valve, the lateral margins 19 and 2t) are expanded into circular form and the outer enveloping sheet ll is expanded into cylindrical form having a circular cross-section as illustrated at 21 in FIGURE 4. The inner sheet 10 is collapsed by the pressure of air Within the chamber 13 and it assumes the form and configuration of Whatever object is within the bandage. Because the outer and inner envelopes are joined at both longitudinal margins 17 and 18, the chamber 13 between these envelopes assumes a cross-sectional shape which is unsymmetrical with respect to the cross-section 21 of the outer envelope 11. The inner enveloping sheet 10 is collapsed by the pressure within the chamber 13 so that the fabric thereof comes in intimate cont-act with the outer configuration of the body within the same. As shown in FIGURE 4, the inner envelope 10 is pictured in circular form eccentric with respect to the outer circle 21. It should be understood however that this inner envelope is not necessarily truly circular but has the curvature of the contained body. Thus, the material of the inner envelope is not necessarily smooth but folds upon itself to the extent necessary to conform with the configuration of the contained object. If the bandage is inilatedwithout any contained object, the inner enveloping sheet is completely collapsed.

In order to provide for visual inspection, the inner and outer envelopes are both made from a transparent fabric. The outer envelope must be composed of a material suiliciently none lastic to prevent undue stretching under pressure. The inner envelope must be pliable so that it will conform to the shape of the body which it envelops. A suitable material for the outer sheetis twelve gauge polished polyvinyl chloride made by Union Carbide under its designation KDA 2940. A material for the inner sheet is eight gauge cast polyvinyl chloride made by Union Carbide under its designation VBA 9930. These materials are commercially obtainable. Equivalent polyvinyl chloride materials suitable for the outer and inner sheets are manufactured by Allied Chemical, Du Pont When using plastic materials, the margins of the sheets are preferablyconnected together by heat scaling in the manner Well known in the art.

The valve and valve stem are commercial products. Opening and closing of the valve is accomplished by twisting the valve in the stem. Usually a hand operated bulb is provided for inflation, but any other inflating means may be used. In emergencies, the bandage may be inflated by mouth.

The invention hereindescribed has many important advantages. In the case of a fractured arm or leg, the bandage may be applied with little movement of the limb. As soon as the slide fastener is closed, the bandage is immediately inflated and the limb is thereby provided tially fiat sheets hermetically sealed at the longitudinal and lateral margins forming therebetween aninfiatable chamber, the longitudinal margins being connected to gether to form a double-walled envelope for surrounding a body member with said sheets constituting inner and outer envelopes, said outer envelope being composed of a flexible, collapsible, transparent plastic material sufficiently non-elastic to of itself prevent its substantial stretchin under oral inflation pressure, said inner envelope being composed of a pliable, flexible, collapsible, transparent plastic material of lesser thickness than said outer envelope, said inner envelope being substantially free from attachment to said outer envelope except at said sealed margins, and means for applying oral pressure to inflate said chamber between said sheets forming the latter, thereby expanding said outer envelope into circular cross section, While causing said inner envelope to move radially inward into continuous contact with the contained body member and in eccentric relation to said outer envelope, said connection for the longitudinal margins being in the form of a slide fastener having coacting members secured on said double-walled envelope along said longitudinal sealed margins of said chamber.

2. A pressure bandage-splint comprising a pair of initially flat sheets hermetically sealed at the longitudinal and lateral margins forming therebetween an inflatable chamber, the longitudinal margins being connected together to form a double-walled envelope for surrounding a body member with said sheets constituting inner and outer envelopes, said outer envelope being composed of a flexible, collapsible, transparent plastic material sufficiently non-elastic to of itself prevent its substantial stretching under oral inflation pressure, said inner envelope being composed of a pliable, flexible, collapsible polyvinyl chloride plastic material of lesser thickness than said outer envelope, said inner envelope being substantially free from attachment to said outer envelope except at said sealed margins, means for applying oral pressure to inflate said chamber between said sheets forming the latter, thereby expanding said outer envelope into circular cross section, while causing said inner envelope to move radially inward into continuous contact with the contained body member and in eccentric relation to said outer envelope, said connection for the longitudinal margins being in the form of a slide fastener having coacting members secured on said double-Walled envelope along said longitudinal sealed margins of said chamber, said inflating means including a valve stem a) secured to said outer envelope, a twist valve in said valve stem, said margins being secured together by a heat seal, and said outer envelope being polyvinyl chloride of a thickness to resist stretching under inflation pressure.

3. A pressure bandage-splint comprising a pair of initially flat sheets sealed at the longitudinal and lateral margins forming therebetween an inflatable chamber, the longitudinal margins being connected together to form a double-walled envelope for surrounding a body member with said sheets constituting inner and outer envelopes, said outer envelope being composed of a transparent plastic material sufliciently non-elastic to of itself prevent its substantial stretching under oral inflation pressure, said inner envelope being composed of a transparent plastic material of lesser thickness than said outer envelope and snfliciently pliable so that under said inflation pressure the inner envelope will conform to the shape of the body member, said connection for the longitudinal margins being in the form of a slide fastener having coacting members secured on said double-walled envelope along said longitudinal margins, and means for applying oral pressure to inflate said chamber between said sheets forming the latter, thereby expanding the outer envelope into circular cross section while causing said inner envelope to move radially inward into continuous pres sure contact With the contained body member, said inflating means including a valve stem secured to said outer envelope and a twist valve in said valve stem, said outer envelope being polyvinyl chloride of thickness not less than twelve gauge and said inner envelope being polyvinyl chloride of thickness not greater than eight gauge.

References (Jited hy the Examiner UNlTED STATES PATENTS 2,267,070 12/41 Baldwin 128l65 2,272,481 2/42 Rinkes et a1.

2,5 82,648 1/52 Mowbray.

2,694,395 11/54 Brown.

2,832,336 4/58 Davis et al 12838 2,834,340 5/58 Walter 128-84 FOREIGN PATENTS 549,294 11/42 Great Britain.

RICHARD A. GAUDET, Primary Examiner.

RICHARD J. FOPFMAN, JORDAN FRANKLIN,

Examiners.

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1. A PRESSURE BANDAGE-SPLINT COMPRISING A PAIR OF INITIALLY FLAT SHEETS HERMETICALLY SEALED AT THE LONGITUDINAL AND LATERAL MARGINS FORMING THEREBETWEEN AN INFLATABLE CHAMBER, THE LONGITUDINAL MARGINS BEING CONNECTED TOGETHER TO FORM A DOUBLE-WALLED ENVELOPE FOR SURROUNDING A BODY MEMBER WITH SAID SHEETS CONSTITUTING INNER AND OUTER ENVELOPES, SAID OUTER ENVELOPE BEING COMPOSED OF A FLEXIBLE, COLLAPSIBLE, TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MATERIAL SUFFICIENTLY NON-ELASTIC TO OF ITSELF PREVENT ITS SUBSTANTIAL STRETCHING UNDER ORAL INFLATION PRESSURE, SAID INNER ENVELOPE BEING COMPOSED OF A PLIABLE, FLEXIBLE, COLLAPSIBLE, TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MATERIAL OF LESSER THICKNESS THAN SAID OUTER ENVELOPE, SAID INNER ENVELOPE BEING SUBSTANTIALLY FREE FROM ATTACHMENT TO SAID OUTER ENVELOPE EXCEPT AT SAID SEALED MARGINS, AND MEANS FOR APPLYING ORAL PRESSURE TO INFLATE SAID CHAMBER BETWEEN SAID SHEETS FORMING THE LATTER, THEREBY EXPANDING SAID OUTER ENVELOPE INTO CIRCULAR CROSS SECTION, WHILE CAUSING SAID INNER ENVELOPE TO MOVE RADIALLY INWARD INTO CONTINUOUS CONTACT WITH THE CONTAINED BODY MEMBER AND IN ECCENTRIC RELATION TO SAID OUTER ENVELOPE, SAID CONNECTION FOR THE LONGITUDINAL MARGINS BEING IN THE FORM OF A SLIDE FASTENER HAVING COACTING MEMBERS SECURED ON SAID DOUBLE-WALLED ENVELOPE ALONG SAID LONGITUDINAL SEALED MARGINS OF SAID CHAMBER.
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