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Publication numberUS1487628 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 18, 1924
Filing dateJul 28, 1922
Priority dateJul 28, 1922
Publication numberUS 1487628 A, US 1487628A, US-A-1487628, US1487628 A, US1487628A
InventorsVon Hofe Frederick Herbert
Original AssigneeVon Hofe Frederick Herbert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1487628 A
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. INVENTOR E-ecYericZzHII/MLHf F. H. VON HOFE BANDAGE Filed July 28 1922 March WITNESSES Patented ar. 18, 1924.



Application filed July 28, 1922. Serial No. 578,089.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FREDERICK H. VON Horn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of South Orange, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have in vented a new and Improved Bandage, oi-

which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to a has particular reference to a bandage adapt able for use in connection with the reformation of facial features, such as the nose and chin and ears.

An object of the invention resides in the provision of a simple, efiicient, readily 'ap plicable bandage to effectively tend to maintain proper the configuration of the features to which they are applied, as well as to re form those which are to some extent abnormal.

A still further object resides in the provision of a bandage which can be very readily adjustable and as easily removed, and one which is to a minimum extent uncomfortable when applied.

A further object resides in the particular construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed and shown in the accompanying drawings.

The invention is illustrated in the drawings, of which- Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a person wearing the bandage;

Figure 2 is a view of the bandage in its adjustable position, but not on the head of a erson;

igure 3 is a perspective view of a portion of the bandage adjustable for use on the chin;

Figure 4 is a section taken through that portion of the bandage which is adapted to bear on the nose; and

Figure 5 is a partial perspective view of a modified form of my invention.

The form of the invention shown in the drawings is a preferred form, although it is understood that modifications in the con struction and arrangement of the parts and in the character of the materials used may be adopted without departing from the spirit of the invention.

The invention includes a band of flexible strong material 1 adapted to extend around the rear of the head of the wearer. To the upper edges of this band, straps 2 and 3 are adjustably connected and extend diagonally bandage and across the top of the head. The ends of this band pass over the ears of the wearer and to the edges of the end portions, such as'4: and 5, the ends of a pluranty'or" straps 6, 7, S and 9 are fastened adjustab-ly in any suitable manner. All these straps above mentioned are preferably provided with buckles 10 whereby a ready adjustment can be had. 7

It will be noticed that the ends oftheband 1 are disposed on the head of the wearer about on a level with the nose and that the strap 8 connected approximately to the middle or" the ends of the band 1 extend straight across from one end of the band to the other. On this band is suitably mounted, preferably in a slidable manner, a nose form ing device such as the plate 11, seen in 7 section in Figure 4: and shaped to the desired curvature to which the nose is to be reformed. Of course this plate may be of any desired size and shape. It is provided with a pair of apertures 12 and 18 through which the strap 8 extends. It is likewise to be observed that this strap can be connected to this nose plate in any other suitable manner. Furthermore, it will be noted that the lower edge of each end of the band is substantially in line with the lower end of the nose andthat the strap 7 extends straight across from these portions of the band 1 and is connected to a second nose plate 14 properly formed and adapted to be disposed beneath the end of the nose to maintain the cartilage of the nose in the proper position. This strap 7 tends to maintain the horizontal position of the plate 14, but the upward pressure of the plate on the under face of the nose is contributed by the strap 6 which is likewise fastened to the plate 14 in any desired manner and extends upwardly at an angle and is connected at each end thereof to the upper edges of the ends of the band 1. By the suitable adjustment of the buckle on the straps above mentioned p'foper pressure can be applied to the nose ate. p In Figure 3 the strap 9 is also connected to the upper portion of the end edges ofthe band 1 and extend downwardly at an angle and is connected to a chin plate 15 of any desired size and shape. It will, therefore, be seen that the head band 1 is held at its proper level by the straps 2 and 8and acts as a sort of a foundation forthe proper application of pressure through the platesand straps to the various parts of the face which it is desired to treat. in addition, of course, the Wearers ears can be kept flat While asleep. 7

In Figure 5 there isshown extending from the lower edge of the plate 11 a band 15 which can in any suitable manner (not shown) be adjusted. This band tends to restrain the sides of the nose, especially in the case Where the nose tends to be too broad at the bottom.

I claim:

1. A bandage which includes a flexible firm band of material extendingaround the sides and rear of the head oi the person substantially on the level With the nose, a

plurality of straps adjustab-ly connected to the upper edges or the hand and extending diagonally across the top of the head of a wearer to support the hand, a plurality of straps adjustahly connected to the front ends of the hand, feature forming last mentioned straps, the a justable connections permitting a variation in the pres sure of the plates on the features to which they are applied, said band acting as a foundation or support for the proper application of the pressure.

2. A bandage which includes a broad band of material passing around the sides and the rear of the head of the wearer, straps adjustably connectedthereto and extending glates on said over the head to support the hand thereon, a a plurality of a-(hustably connected straps 7 extending from the front end of the-band across the nose and chin of the wearer, and

nose and chin forming plates mounted're spectively on the straps, adjustable connections of the straps permitting the proper pressure to he applied to the features 5 late.

through the HERBERT VON HOFE.


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U.S. Classification606/204.45
International ClassificationA61F5/08, A61F5/01
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/08
European ClassificationA61F5/08