US 1527009 A
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F. H. PLATE CORN AND BUNION PAD Filed Jan. 11, 1924 IN VEN TOR FH PLATE ATTORNEYS Patented Feb. 17, 1925.
ia'P'AEIfEaNT *0 Fries FREDERICK H. PLATE, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
COR-N. AND BUNION PAD.
Application filed January 11, 1924. Serial No. 685,645.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK H. PLATE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, Richmond Hill, borough of Queens, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Corn and Bunion Pad, of which the following is a full, clear, and ex act description.
This invention relates to corn and bunion plasters or pads and other analogous devices adapted to protect or shield or treat a corn, bunio-n or other growth or skin ailment, an object of the invention being to provide a device of this character which will neatly and snugly fit any uneven surface without undue pressure or stress so that it will be comfortable to the user, will permit the clothing or covering device to be smoothly placed over the same, and will retain its position when once in place.
I-Ieretoforeplasters of this kind have been provided with an opening to receive the corn or bunion, and when endeavoring to place such a plaster over an uneven surface as, for example, the too or finger there is a tendency of at least a portion of the plaster to bulge upwardly, which portion must be pressed downward causing an unevenness throughout the plaster and a strain or pres sure upon the flesh. Furthermore such plaster can never be absolutely smooth, resulting in inconvenience and pain to the user, and it is the purpose of my invention to pr vide a plaster which will overcome these defects and yet which can be manufactured and sold at an extremely low price.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts which will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a top plan view illustrating the outer surface of my improved plaster;
Figure 2 is a similar view of the inner or lower surface of the plaster; I
Figure 3 is an exaggerated view in section through the plaster;
Figures 4: and 5 are plan views illustrating my invention as applied to plasters of different shapes.
1 represents my improved plaster which may be circular in form, as indicated in or under face of adhesive material to hold the plaster in place as is customary in the art. At the opening 2 I provide in the plaster a circular series of radial slits 4, and the walls of these slits 4 at the inner face of the plaster are beveled so that V-shaped recesses 5 are formed at the inner face of the plaster, these recesses being widest at the opening 2 and tapering or inclining toward the outer edge of the plaster in both directions. In other words, the recesses 5 are triangular in longitudinal section as well as transverse section. This permits the maximum of flexibility of that portion of the plaster between the recesses at the opening 2, which flexibility gradually decreases toward the outer portions of the recesses so that while the plaster has sufficient body to insure its proper retention it also has sufiicient flexibility at the wall of the opening 2 to allow it to conform to any uneven surface and yet se curely hold by reason of the adhesive 3. Furthermore, it will be noted that the outer face of the pad, adjacent its outer edge at least, is tapered as shown at 6 so that the clothing or other covering may be readily positioned over the same and lie smooth and comfortable to the wearer.
Various slight changes and alterations might be made in the general form of the parts described without departing from my invention, and, hence, I do not limit myself to the precise details set forth but consider myself at liberty to make such slight changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claim.
A plaster or pad of the character described, composed of flexible material, an adhesive on the inner face of said pad and said pad having a central opening and radial recesses communicating therewith, said recesses being of tapering form both radially and transversely of the pad whereby the recesses are largest at the opening and decrease in size toward the outer portion of the pad, and said pad having radial slits extending therethrough from the recesses to the upper surface of the pad.
FREDERICK H. PLATE.