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Publication numberUS1277704 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 3, 1918
Filing dateApr 24, 1917
Priority dateApr 24, 1917
Publication numberUS 1277704 A, US 1277704A, US-A-1277704, US1277704 A, US1277704A
InventorsJacob J Dillenbeck
Original AssigneeJacob J Dillenbeck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1277704 A
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APPLICATION men APR/24. 1911.

1,277,704. Patefited Sept. 3,1918,

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2- Pulaski, in v the, county of It is within the "prov nce; 1 I toimprove generally and to enhance the raaa aaaaWat-.1- l. ,Be it know thtl, J COB J.

i a c tiZ nofithe United- States,res 1dingfat of. ew ,York, have lnvented'a newfaad useful Truss, of, which .the iollowing 'i's'a speci- The device; forming. the -,subjec tf 1natter of this, application is, a truss, and, one obj ect of the invention is to provide a'structure of this in whi h may be adjusted ma ame the circumferential I contour 7 :of the of the wearer.

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vide novel means whereby theparts may-be adjust d t confb m e the rupt s, andjo conformtothe b ack; of the wearer. v f, the disclosure utility of devices 7 of thatity pe to which the present invention appertains With theiabove and other obj ects whioh iwillappear as the description proceeds, the invention ,resides in. the; combinationand arrangement of; parts. ;and,in the details of construction hereinafter; described and. claimed, 1 it being, gunderstood that changes ingthe preciseembodiment of thein- Vention herein disclosed can be made within theascope'ofiwhat is ,claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention In the accompanying drawin'g sg- Figure 1 is a perspectiye view disclosing a truss constructed in accordance with the "0 gzirifizll Fig. 2 is a top plan of the truss;

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section taken through the clamp blocks and attendant elements, parts appearing in elevation; and Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 1-4: of Fig. 2.

In carrying out the present invention there is provided a pair of springs 1 of bowed form and so constructed as to resist an outward expanding pressure. Since each spring 1 and attendant parts is a duplicate of the other spring and corresponding parts, the description will proceed in the singular number. Each spring 1 carries at its rear end a slide 2 mounted on the rear end of the spring for adjustment longitudinally of the spring. At its inner end, the slide 2 has projecting fingers 3 which, engaging the upper and lower edges of the spring 1, permit a right line reciprocation of the slide 2 but prevent the slide from 1 1 5 on e stud i we;

byginea l ofi screws 1 or otherwise; the .des nipaen as it. will lee-obvious I -.Specificationrof LettersEIPa'tent. Bttbified hr ugh an elongated slot 5 in 11 ea ed by ithe' end of "the S ring 1', 1

the? slide. A mare is threaded ona theend the" stud 4 I and bears against the slide 2-, 'onstruction,obviously, being such that heldfinf ustedf positions. I he slide "2 -.tfe'r- 'niinates in a reduced stem "7 carrying 'a-bal1 S mounted! 't'd rock" for adjustment; in recesses 9 "formed in the adj scene faces" of "an 'i'ng'blocfk '11, these blocks haviiigienlarged hat hes.-

in-t edsat now wmmum'cat g with the recesses 9 andpermittjing.

the blocks 10 and 'part'scarried' thereby,

ia s' hjereinafter d scribed, to have practicall a u i iversalfmovement on the; b ll 8; The

outer cl'lmping' block .11 is" provided with 3 1 p ning :0 i the recess ear the said block, and constiduct 12, co m nieating'with lpi g b k and an outer damp 53 tuting m s er y e 1 may" be m lubricated A: screw 14 passes through the bl ocks'10 and 11 andente'rs a plate15con jthatgth'e pad 16"m ay' be diongudina y" or he sp i g :1; when ball 8', afidthusufpad 16 may be held in adjusted positions. By loosening the screw 14, the pad may be adjusted on the ball 8. It is to be observed that, as shown best in Fig. 2, the spring 1 terminates in spaced relation to the periphery of the plate 15, and consequently the plate and the pad may have a considerable degree of adjusting movement on the ball 8.

The plates 15, which carry the back pads 16, are provided with approaching extensions 18 supplied with slots 19 through which is passed a longitudinally elastic back strap 20, the ends of which are connected by a buckle 21.

Mounted to reciprocate on the forward end of the spring 1, longitudinally of the spring is a slide 23 having rear fingers 2i engaging the upper and lower edges of the spring 1, for the purpose specified hereinbefore in connection with the fi gers 3. The

eating n' he hr ne-De ma i d us m n prote dea with,

llw's e i we lib fi wi h h Pipe :and. t1 with the stud MS a center; CKSQI'QW: 4 thehleck .lfland 11e dampe forward face of the slide 23, to hold the same in adjusted positions longitudinally of the forward end of the spring 1. The numeral 29 designates a connector preferably in the form of a hook, having fingers 25 which extend across the upper and lower edges of the slide 23. The numeral 30 denotes an arm having a head 31 abutting against the rear face of the slide 23. The head 31 has a stud 32 passing through the forward end of the slide 23 and through the shank of the connector or hook 29. A nut 33 is threaded onto the stud 32 and engages the forward face of the shank of the hook. The arm .30 is provided with a ball like the elementS, the same beingengaged between the blocks 34 of the kind hereinbefore described, the blocks 34 being held by a screw 35 to a plate 36 carrying a pad 37, it being possible by tighteningup the screw 35 to prevent relative movement between the plate 36 and the pad 37 on the one hand, andthe arm 30 on the other hand. The slide 23 may be moved endwise of the forward end of the spring 1, and, by loosening the nut 33, the arm 30 may be swungvertically with the stud 32 as the center of swinging movement. The fingers 25 on the hook 29 areshort enough so that they do not interfere with the vertical swinging movement of the arm 30. These fingers, however, prevent the hook 29 from swinging vertically when the nut 33 has been loosened sufficiently so that the arm 30 can be swung vertically as aforesaid.

Plates 38 are provided, the same having slots 39 receiving'thehooks 29 detachably. The plates 38 are provided at their inner ends with slots 4-0 through which islooped a longitudinally elastic strap 41, the ends of Copiesef this patent may beobtained for which are connected by a buckle 12 or otherwise. The specific construction involving the strap 11. and the plates 38 may be changed without jeopardizing the utility of the invention, and if desired, if but a single rupture is to be retained, but one spring 1 with the pads 16 and 37 need be used, any suitable means being provided for connecting the hook 29 with the extension 18.

The device is so constructed that the positions of the parts 16 and 37 may be adjusted and, further, the circumferential contour of the device may be altered by manipulating the straps 20 and 11. .Since the straps 20 and 41 are longitudinally elastic, the springs 1 are drawn toward each other, yieldingly, and the pads 16 and 37 (and particularly the pad are held in proper place.

' 1 Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is In atruss, a body encircling member having free ends; a slide adjustable on one end of the body encircling member, longitudi- 'nally thereof; means for holding the slide in other end of the arm; and a flexible member detachably assembled with the other end of the connector and with the other end of the body encircling member.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.


r L. I. CLARK, J. L. MORE.

five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D. G. i

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Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/26