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Publication numberUS1359346 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 16, 1920
Filing dateSep 14, 1918
Priority dateSep 14, 1918
Publication numberUS 1359346 A, US 1359346A, US-A-1359346, US1359346 A, US1359346A
InventorsGrover Fields Cora
Original AssigneeGrover Fields Cora
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1359346 A
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APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 14, 1918- Patented NW. 16, 1920.

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Application filed September 14, 1918i Serial No 254,135.

To allevizo'me'tmay concern:

Be it known that I, Mrs. Com G. FIELDS, a citizen of the United-States, residing at Huntington, in' the county of Cabell and State of WV est Virginia, have invented Improvements in l3aby- Bands, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to ances, particularly to body has for its object the provision of an abdominal supporter particularly designed for use upon infants and which is so constructsurgical applisupporters, and

ed as to beadjustable for use upon infants of different sizes and so constructed and shaped as to hold the umbilicus securely and properly and to' properly support the abdomen whereby possibility of hernia will be prevented.

An important object is the provision of a supporter of this character which is provided at one end with permanently secured fastening members and which carries adjacent its other end a plurality of cooperating fastening members independently adjustably carried by a common flexible mem her, the cooperation of the two sets of fastening members permitting the device to be self adjusting so that it will accommodate itself to the movements of the infant while performing its function of properly supporting the umbilicus as well as bracing the back. 7

Another object is the provision of a device of this character in which the entire series of adjustable fastening members ma be shifted bodily longitudinally of the body portion of the device so that a wide range of adjustment may be secured.

A11 additional object is the provision of a device of this character which will be simple and inexpensive in manufacture, efficient in use, durable in service and which may be quickly and easily applied to or disengaged from the infant.

With the above and other objects and advantages in View, the invention consists in the details of construction to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which V Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device in assembled position;

Fig. 2 is a plan view showing the device flattened out and Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view therethrough. 1

Referring more ing the numeral 5 designates the body portion of my device which is formed of inelastic material termediate its ends with a plurality of darts 6 whereby the requisite curvature may be obtained' At one end, the body portion 5 is provided with a plurality of permanently secured fastening members in the formof loops 7 which are stitched or otherwise suitably secured upon the body portion 5.

At a point spaced from the other end. of the body portiono, the material of the band Neale-1920.

particularly to the draw- .7

and which is provided in is stitched to provide a pair of spaced. tucks .Sand 9 each of which is provided with a series of eyelets designated by the numerals 10ai1d11. A flexible member 12 formedof laced 7 portion tape or other suitable-material,

through the eyelets 10 and has the extending through each eyelet formed into a loop 13 carrying a button 14. In view of V the fact that the loops 13 are slidable through the eyelets and are also slidably associated with the buttons 14, it will be seen As illustrated particularly in Fig. 3, the

' body 5 is formed oflnner and outer layers of fabric or other suitable material connected along their edge portions by rows of stitching. The outer layer is formed with folds which provide the tucks 8 and 9 so that the tucks thus formed do not in anyway detract from the smoothness of the inner side of the inner layer. Therefore, a smooth and unbroken surface is presented to the body of the infant when the band is applied.

The use of the device is as follows :The band is placed about the infant with the intermediate portion the back and with the tucks 8 and 9 and the associated parts disposed at the abdomen. The end of the band provided with the loops 7 is brought over the flap portion 15 and a that the lengths of the loops may be changed 7.

7 thereof disposed upon I buttons 14: are

proper position of the buttons 14 is .gaged, after which the flexible member 12 is so adjusted that the loops 18 will be of the proper length so as to hold the ends of the device properly together so that the proper pressure will be exerted by the band. After the loops 13 have beenadjusted until the in the desired position, the loops 7 are engaged upon the buttons whereupon the device will be firmly held in position. If it is found that proper adjustment cannot'be made by lengthening the loops 13 to their maximum extent, the flexible member 12'ma-y be disengaged from the series of eyelets 10 in the tuck 8 and engaged V 1 in the eyelets 11 in the tuck 9 and the loops 13 readjusted. V

From the foregoing description and study of the drawing it will be apparent that I have thus provided a band tor use 7 upon infants which will strengthen the back which will brace the abdomen and properly support the umbilicus, and which will be to a certain extent self-adjusting by virtue of the'sliding connection of the buttons upon the loops within the eyelets. I

It will also be noted that the device is very readily adjustable for-useupon infants of different sizes and that its application is extremely simple.

claim. 7

While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment; of the invention, it will of course be readily understood that I reserve the right to make such changes in the form, construction and arrangement of parts as will not depart from the spirit of the invention nor the scope of the subjoined Having thus described my invention I claim a An abdominal support comprising an elongated body incluslve of lnner and outer layers connected along their edges, the outer layer of said body being formed adjacent one end with a transversely extending tuck, the portion of said'body between saidtuck and the adjacent end of the body constituting a flap, said transversely extending tuck being provided with spaced eyelets, a lace passed twice through each eyelet thereby forming a plurality of spaced adjustable loops, buttons carried by the loops thus formed, :and'a plurality of fixed loops carried by one end of the body andadaptedto 7 receive said buttons, the innerlayer of said bodyfhavingi-ts lnner surface smooth wherenby alsmooth I surface is presented to the body when the support is applied. ,1

In testimony whereof I Mas. CORA GROVER FIELDS.

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US2655151 *Jul 13, 1951Oct 13, 1953Roy A WassomInfant's band
US3945041 *Feb 28, 1975Mar 23, 1976Jhoon Goo RheeProtective device for a person's rib cage area
US4413625 *Jan 26, 1982Nov 8, 1983Footer Marvin PBrassiere construction
US20070137642 *May 24, 2006Jun 21, 2007Tillett Lydia AInfant stomach band to protect from injury
U.S. Classification450/94, 450/154
International ClassificationA61F5/01, A61F5/24
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/24
European ClassificationA61F5/24