US 1027897 A
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A. QUENZER. ANKLE SUPPORTER. APPLICATION FILED .JULY 2,1909.
1,027,897. Patented May28, 1912.
intended 'ease oi? a sprain or other injuryto the foot BEST AvAiLABLE copy ARTHUR QUENZER, 0l? NEW' YGRK, N. Y,
Speccation of Letters atent.
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Application filed July 2, 1909. Serial No. 505,597.
To all whom/@'15 may concern: L
Be itknown that l, ARTHUR QUENZER, a citizenof the United States, residing in the borough of Brooklyn, cit-y of New York, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful lmproveinents in Ankle-Supporters, of which the following is e specification.
My invention relates to devices for supporting' the ankle', and is more particularly s en ankle supporter for use in or ankle.
The obgect of my invention is to provide e simple and improved bandage which will furnish ample support for the injured port and.` yet will be suiiieiently' resilient to yield to the naturel movements of the body.
My invention will be understood from the. following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Figure y1 is :i perspective view illustrating my ankle supporter as ,it appears in position upon the foot of a wearer; and Figi 2 is o perspective View of the supporter, a portion being brokenA away to show the manner ot' construetion'of the saine.
lrotectors for the @oints of. the arms or legs have heretofore been constriwtedy of elastic materiel, but in so far as I am aware, yprior to my invention they have .not been so constructed that they could he adapted to dili'erent shapes and sizes of limbs and yet permit s movement of the injured niemb-er or Change inthe yielding pressure excried.
l/ly improved ankle-supporter comprises ereh-suiliporting bottornniexnber A and on ankle member B, each divided longitudinuily sud composed preferably of an inteere piece of elastic ki'iitted' fabric or Webhing. l have shown the elastic fabric having the control body portion formed with lone tudinslly extending warp-threads, and
f" pre vided' vith selveefes o o end-5` b u on either sido, The adjacent edges of the body the snirl ineniber and bottoni member' upon either r e lire joined. to an ongller v front strip C, which thus constitutes the re mining or supporting member for the elastie and isipreferably mede ot a soft pliable f r end ,oli Vsuoli shape'tlia-t when l by men'ns of lacing strings bronggh eyelets il, the proper pressures are brought upon the toot by the 'two portions ot the supporter encircling the instep und un ide respectively,
The essentiel feature ot' my invention is the provision of elastic ankle und. arch-sui 'porting members arranged substantially :1t right angles so that the component. stresses or pressures around the instep und milde unite in o substantially uniformly distributed pull upon the non-elnstiey retaining; front portion, while the pnitirulur details of construction con be 'dried to suit the 4varying conditions or use.
In order that there muy be no irritation or injury to the parts ot' the foot or ankle resulting from e. pressure et the raf-,ing or ythe fie-.lots l prm ke e tongue or ilnp F, sewedy or otherwise secured to the inner side of one o1e the front retaining portions C. Vihen in position on the foot of the wearer,
lthis tongue overlaps uponv either side in the rear of the line ot' eyelets and thus presents :L smooth surit'zice next to the limb of the person. Although not absolutely necessary, l prefer to have an additional layer of the kid or leather border strip C back o'l the eyelets, l have shown the front retaining or supporting portion inside or' two layers overlapping the edges of the main body niember and the arch-supporting bottoni `ineinber secured thereto by ineens of one or more rows or' stitching, while the eyelets D onlyv taining nien'lber for thevother elastic members, is provided with rear edges extending on a line from topto bottom, so that it will" conform to the elastic strip passing around the ankle and receive a direct pull there from without distortion of the ankle mem-- ber, and ssid front portion is also provided with bottoni edges extending on -a line from front to rear so that it will receive a, direct pull of the elastic strip passing under the instep" Without distortion thereof. When the supporter is in position on the `foot of ioo The arrangement disclosed herein, wasv originally o part of my application which evcntunted in Patent No. A921,562'15"datt'ed Mey 1l, 1009, in which it was shown vthat; it is not absolutely necessary to divide the A meh-supporting member.
The advtmteges of my ankle-supporter will be npl'irecinted by physiciens, nurses, :1nd others familiar with the use of band- :lges :md the care of injured parts of the body. l have provided a supporter which will be sufficiently yielding to `the Inovements of the bones sind muscles ofthe ankle @and foot, and vet will furnish n sufficient support to the injured member.
While I .hnve described my improved bandage as applied tothe ankle, it may be found useful to bind and support other portions of the body. y
It is evident that the details of construction may be varied and changes made therein without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of my claims.
Having now described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patentism i l'. An improved ankle support and pro tector of the class descrilwd, comprising a iexible nodelastic front portion having rear and bottom edges and constituting the rctaining means for carryine'elsstic members, n meinv body consisting oi.a elastic fabric or webbing and extending from edge to edge of said front portion and connected it its ends with said rear edges of the non-elastic front portion and adapted to surround the ankle, and a` bottom member ofmsisting of elastic fabric or webbing and extending `from edge to edge of said front portion at the bottom and having its ends connected to said bottom edges ofisaidngifdasticwfront I I and adapte vthe instep and conform thereto and having vsisting of n stri Ibing and exten ing from edge to edge of' .v
BEST AVAlLABLE COPY portion and adapted to; pass underF the lnstep.
.2. An improved ankle'su port and pro. tector of the class dcscribec, comprising a divided ankle-member havin a front p0rtionfconstituting the retaining means for carrying elastic members and consisting of flexible orr liable anci'non-elastic material d) to fit over the front portion of its rear edges at each side extending on a. yline from top to bottom- :md its bottom edges at each side extending on aline from front to rear, and a main hody-member conof elastic fabric or web said front portion -and connected at its ends with said rear edges at. each side of the front portion and adapted to surround the ankle, and an srch-supporting bottom member con-v sistingof a strip off` elastic fabric or webf hing and extending romfedge to edge of the sides of said non-elastic front portion and having its ends connected with said front to rear 'bottom edges of said non'- elastic front portion and adapted to pass under the instep.
` 3; An improved ankle 'support and protector of the class described, comprising tiexible non-elastic front strips constitutingl retaining members, a body consisting of nf strip Wholly of elastic fabric or webbing and. extending from edge to edge of said front` .strips and connected at its ends wlth the:
-rear edges ofsaid frontl strips and adapted to surround the ankle, and a bottom meinber consisting of a strip wholly of elastic fa bric or webbing and extendmg from edge to edge offsaid front strips at the bottom and having its ends connected with thejbottom edges of said front strips and adopted to pass under the instep.
In testimony whereof I ztix 'my signature in presence of two Witnesses. y i
,Y ARTHUR QUENZER.
FREDA N Enns,