|Publication number||US1585828 A|
|Publication date||May 25, 1926|
|Filing date||Nov 24, 1925|
|Priority date||Nov 24, 1925|
|Publication number||US 1585828 A, US 1585828A, US-A-1585828, US1585828 A, US1585828A|
|Inventors||Bierig Jacob J|
|Original Assignee||Bierig Jacob J|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 25 1926. 1,585,828
'- I J. J. BIERIG ORTHOPEDI C DEVI CE Filed Nov. 24, 1925 2 Shaetlz-Sheet 1 gag/J 37 ,7 jwvanto c JJBieriy May 25 1926.
J. J. BIERIG ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE Patented May 25, 1926.
UNE'E'EE STATES JACOB J. BIERIG, or ISABELLA, OKLAHOMA.
OBTHOPEDIC IUEVICIEL Application filed November 24, 1925. serial No. 71,110.
This invention relates to orthopedic devices and has relation more particularly to a device of this kind especially adapted 'tor use by persons alliicted with talipes or club 5 foot and kindred deformities, and it is an object of the invention to provide a device of this kind which afi'ords an effective braceto the nether limbs.
Another object of the inventionis to pro vide a device of this kind wherein is employed articulated leg members assembled in a manner to permit requisite movements of the limbs when the person is walking or in a sitting posture together with means'for 15' effectively maintaining the device in applied position. r
The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arproved orthopedic device wherebycertain important advantages are attained and the device rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient-and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth. a I
The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed. In order that my invention may be the better understood, 1 will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a view in side elevation with parts in section or" an orthopedic device constructed in accordance with an embodiment o'l' my invention;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary view in eleva tion taken from the inside oithe lower portion of my improved device;
Figure 3 is a view partly in section and her as herein disclosed;
Figure 4 1s a view in Iront elevation of the demos as herein disclosed with port1ons broken away and the coacting shoes omitted;
partly in plan of the waist encircling mem- Figure 5 is a view-in top plan of-the structype suitably'held by a tab 5 with the opposite end portion of the casing 2.
The band or member 1 is preferably of metal possessing a sufficient degree of. resiliency or flexibility whereby the same may readily adjust itself to the waist line of the user and be effectively maintained in applied position when the strap 3 is'properly en gaged with the buckle eh The member or band 1 is substantially elliptical in form and is provided at substantially diametrically opposed points with the enlargements 6 constituting plates which are positioned at opposits sides of the body when the band or member 1 is applied. Pivotally connected with cachet tne plates 6 is an extremity of the upper section 7 of an articulated leg member hi, the casing 21 being slitted, at to permit such connection and also to permit the section t to have desired swinging movement. This section 7 may be termed the hip sec ion and has its lower end portion pivotally connected, as at 9, with an end portion of the upper leg section 10 or the member M which in turn has its lower end portion pivotally connected, as at 11, with the hip and knee joint movements of a nether limb. The lower end port-ion of the section 12 1S pivotally connected, as at 14, with the outer upstanding arm 15 of a U-shaped member A. The intermediate portion 16 of this member A underlies the heel portionot' a shoe'S and has its central portion riveted, as at 1.7,or otherwise attached thereto. The second upstanding arm 15" is arranged inwardly of the'heel portion of the shoes and has pivotallvconnected therewith the lower end portion of anupwardly disposed arm 18' and to the upper portion of this arm pivotally connected the lower end port-hm of a short arm 19. The pivotal connection 20 between these arms 18 and 19 is substantially in alignment with the pivotal conned to' the section 10. The opposite end portion or" the band 22, as herein disclosed, is
reduced to provide a strap 24 adapted to have adjustable connection with a buckle '25 held by the tab 26 secured to the section and preferably by the rivet 23 just referred to. This band 22 is adapted to encircle the upper portion of the limb whereby the section 10 and the upper arm 19 are effectively secured to the limb and the device in its entirely further maintained in applied position.
The arm of the member A, as herein disclosed, adj acent its lower end is provided with a forwardly extended wing or lip 27 with which is freely engaged or interlocked an eye member 28 arranged at anfend of an elongated shank 29. This shank 29 is forwardly directed and is freely disposed through a vertically disposed -fiange 3O arranged at an end of a plate 31 riveted or Otherwise secured, asst-32, to the outer side portion of the sole of the shoe adjacent to the ball thereof with the flange extending outwardly ofthe shoe. 7 Threaded upon the shank 29 at opposite sides of the flange 30 are the 'nuts 33 which are adapted to effectively lock the shank 29 to said flange. The nuts 33 permit the shank 29 and the plate 31 to be readily employed with shoes of varying sizes or to permit the plate 31 to be secured to the sole of a shoe at the most effective location. i
The casing 2 adjacent the free end of the member or band 1 has secured thereto the outwardly arranged buttons 34: withwhich are detachably connected the extremities of the elastic strips 35, the opposite ends of which being also adapted for detachable connection with. the outwardly disposed buttons 36 secured to the central part of the rear portion of the casing. These strips are in crossed relation and when my improved device is in applied position extend over the shoulders of the user. v
The upper portion of each of the lower leg sections 12 and the adjacent arm 18 have secured thereto, as at 37, the band 38 adapted to encircle the leg adjacent to the ankle. One end portion 39 of the band 38 is reduced to provide a strap for adjustable engagement with a buckle 40 supported by atab carried by the lower leg section 12.
From the foregoing A description it .is thought to be obvious that an orthopedic device constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification without departing from the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not Wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying outmy invention in practice except as hereinafter claimed.
I claim 1. A device of the class described comprising, in combination, a waist encircling member, an articulated leg member connected therewith and including a hip section pivoted thereto, an upper leg section pivoted to the hip section, a lower leg section pivotedto the upper leg section, the connections between the upper leg section and the hip section and the lower leg section and the upper leg section constituting rule-joint connections breaking in opposite directions, a shoe, asubstantially U-shapcd member attached to the shoe and having side arms at opposite sides of the shoe, the lower leg section being pivotally connected with one of the armsof the ti-shaped member, an elongated arm pivotally connected with the second arm of the U-shaped member, a second arm pivotally connected with the last named arm, and a limb encircling member secured to said second arm and to the upper leg section.
2. A device of the class described comprising, in combination, a waist encircling member, an articulated leg member connectedthe-rewith and including a hip section pivoted thereto, an upper leg section pivoted to the hip section, a lower leg section pivoted to the upper leg section, the connections between the upper leg section and the hip section and the lower leg section and the upper leg section constituting rule joint connections breaking in opposite directions, a shoe, means for pivotally connecting the lower leg section at one side of the shoe, an elongated arm pivotally connected with the shoe at the opposite side thereof, a second arm pivotally connected with the last named arm, and a limb encircling member-secured to the second arm and to the upperleg section.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature.
JACOB J. Binnie.
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