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Publication numberUS1338090 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 27, 1920
Filing dateFeb 26, 1919
Priority dateFeb 26, 1919
Publication numberUS 1338090 A, US 1338090A, US-A-1338090, US1338090 A, US1338090A
InventorsRaser Parvin Elsie
Original AssigneeRaser Parvin Elsie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ear-bandage for infants
US 1338090 A
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1,338,090. Patented Apr. 27, 1920.

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Application filed February 26, 1919, Serial No. 279,451.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ELsIE RAsER PARVIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cynwyd, in the county of Montgomery and State of Pennsylvania, have inventedcen tain new and useful Improvements in Earliandages for Infants, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a simple bandage device conveniently applicable to infants for the purpose of satisfactorily correcting the frequent tendency of the ears to project in such a way as to permanently impair the appearance; and it consists in the new article of manufacture hereinafter fully described in connection with the accompanying drawing and specifically defined in the subjoined claim.

Figure 1 illustrates the manner of applying my improved device.

Figs. 2 and 3 are face and edge views respectively of a simply formed device embodying my invention; one of the ear-attaching end portions being shown with one of its coacting tabs separated from the other preliminary to removing the interposed gauze and applying the same to an ear.

Figs. t to '7 are similar views indicating an embodiment in which the head band is formed by a single thickness of material connecting the ear-attaching portions.

device comprises a head-engaging band portion l), and ear-attaching portions 0, c at the opposite ends thereof; each of said end portions being formed of? similar oppositely disposed tabs (Z, (Z between which when separated, the lobe of an ear may be placed for attachment; and tabs being made of adherent plaster such as is com monly employed for surgical bandages, and raving their adherent faces normally held together against an interposed removable material 6, such as the gauze commonly so employed:v which arrangement permits of the tabs being readily detached from such interposed material, so as to permit of the removal of the latter preliminary to applying adherent surfaces of the sprear tabs to the inner and outer surfaces respectively of an ear lobe. I

The head-engaging band portion 7) may be readily formed integral with the ear-attaching end portions 0, 0, as indicated in Figs. 2,

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 27, 1920.

Renewed February 28. 1920. Serial No. 362.064.

3, by doubling the adherent plaster material throughout the length of the device; the adherent faces being in direct contact excepting as to the tab extremities which are separated by the interposed removable material 6 as stated. In such case the device may be stamped out complete, by suitable dies, from a doubled sheet of adherent plaster material laying the adherent faces in direct contact excepting for interposed strips of the removable material 6 where the ear-attaching end portions 0, 0 are to be formed.

To facilitate the separation of the tabs 65, 65 as is required preliminary to actual use of the device as intended, it is preferable that the removable material 6 be made to extend beyond the tabs, as at 6 such extended material being placed after the forming of the ear-attaching end.

As shown in Figs. 4; to 7, the ear-engaging end portions 0, 0 of the device are indicated as being formed separately from the headengaging band portion Z2 which permits of using any desired material, of single thickness, and elastic if desired, for said band; and also permits of conveniently varying the length of the device by overlapping the ends of the separate band greater or less distance in connecting the same to an earattaching portion 0. This connection may be readily effected, as indicated, by loosen- .ing the shank portionso of the latter from the ertended interposed material 0 and thereafter inserting the end of the band between the adherent surfaces of said shank portions as desired; or the interposed mate-- rial 6 may itself be made to extend between the end portions 0, 0 so to form the head band.

What I claim is An article of manufacture including a flexible band adapted to pass about the rear portion of the head, a pairef non-resilient flexible tabs carried on opposite ends of said band and made adhesive plaster whereby said tabs may be caused to adhere to opposite sides of the ears for holding the same and the band in place, and pieces of gauze material. interposed between said pairs of 7 tabs and being of a size to project beyond the tabs.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


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U.S. Classification606/204.15
International ClassificationA61F11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61F11/00
European ClassificationA61F11/00