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Publication numberUS1785185 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1930
Filing dateJan 15, 1927
Priority dateJan 15, 1927
Publication numberUS 1785185 A, US 1785185A, US-A-1785185, US1785185 A, US1785185A
InventorsDay Jeremiah C
Original AssigneeDay Jeremiah C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bunion corrector
US 1785185 A
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Original Filed Jan. 15. 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR ATTORNEY J. C. DAY


Original Filed Jan. 15, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 R O T N E v N ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 16, 1930 UNITED STATES JEREMIAH 0. DAY, or nnii'iriiroii, kart-ten BUNION warmer-ea Application filed January 15, 1927, Serial m. 161;420; tirwed ma a, 1930.

This invention relates to improvements in devices for the correction of foot deformities and is especially designed for correcting deformities of the metatarsi, the invention being commonly known as a bunion correcting device.

An object of the present invention is the provision of a device for this purpose which may be worn upon the foot at all times, and

will exert a gentlypulling action upon the great toe of the wearer to pull said toe back to its normal position, and will in addition, act as an anterior support for the metatarsal 'joints and force the first and fifth joints into their proper positions, so that all of the joints will resume their normal positions.

Another object of the invention is the provision of novel means for constructing a device of the above character to provide for a number of pad receiving pockets, wherein one or more pads may be removably placed.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction, to

be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claim.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a plan View looking at the top of a foot with the invention applied, the dotted lines showing the abnormal position of the great toe.

Figure 2 is a bottom view of the same. Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view of the device removed from the foot, the section being taken substantially on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a sectional view of the toe band, the section being taken substantially on the 0 line 4-4 of Figure 2. V

Figure 5 is a section on the line 55 of Figure 2.

Figure 6'is a bottom plan'view of the device spreadout. v Figure 7 is a plan view of the blank' from which the inner member is formed.

Figure 8 is a like view of the blank which forms the outer member of the device.

Referring to the drawings in detail wherein like characters of reference denote cor- The centra parts, i the 'j'i riventioh shown comprisesa-foot encircling band which is indicated generally at 10, and a toe encircling bandindicated. generally at 11. j

The foot encircling band is'formed of an inner member 12 and an outermember'13, both of said members .beingvprovided with a1substantiallyofiset portion 14, by means of which a substantially centralpocket l5is provided gether, Themembers 12, and l3 aresecu-re'd, togethergby stitching and the sides of the'central pocket 1z5jar'e indicated by-stitches 16.

whenthe; members12 and .l3'are secured toar'estricted mouth 17,, Qneor-inore pads, 18', preferably two;. ar adaptjdTtO ,be'iinserted in the pbfik i l5 and-e111 beriemovabl held in place ,by theshape of the pocketwside pocke ets; 19 and 20am also provided and these pockets may receive o'ne'ormore pads 21.; :The' endsof the innenmember -15 areconnected by an elastic webbing 22,, so that theban'd may be properly the ldin position u on the foot. The; in ufi az 'f t e. poc ets are pre erab yt fqrmed asdiidicatedat 23 to facilitate the insertion and removal of the pads.

Th5 :illll lj .mfifi b lf 12; is provided. with an extension 24 which carries, at its outer end a band 25, the latter being adapted to receive the great toe of the wearer. The extension 24 extends along the side and beneath the great toe and is so shaped that 'when the device is in position upon the foot, pressure upon the foot will cause a pulling action along the position, the toe encircling band 25 is providwhich carries a pad 28, 9

ed'with a pocket 27 this pad being positioned between the great toe and the next adjacent toe.

When in position, the pads within the pocket 15. will provide an anterior metatarsal support,.so that in addition to pulling the pocket 15 iswthusq PI'QVldedLWlth toe back to its normal position for the correcti on of the first metatarsal joint, the joints will be anteriorly supported. Also, when the device is in position, the pads within the 5 pocket 19 will be arranged immediately at the rear of and will bear against the first metatarsal joint and will assist in forcing this joint inward as well as to provide protection for the same. Further, the pads Within the pocket 20 will bear against the immediate rear of the fifth metatarsal joint for the correction of this joint, so that the device when worn, will maintain all of the metatarsi in their normal positions.

The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claim.

Having described the invention What is claimed is In a bunion corrector, a band adapted to encircle the foot around the metatarsal joints, and including a strip of elastic webbing to 5 permit the band to yield when pressure is exerted upon the foot, a pad arranged centrally of the band and located beneath the foot, pads arranged at the opposite sides of the band to bear against the first and fifth metatarsal joints and to provide an anterior metatarsal support, an extension projecting forwardly from one side and the adjacent portion of the forward edge of the bottom edge of the band and arranged along the side of the foot adj acent the great toe and extending beneath the foot, a great toe encircling band carried by the extension, whereby an outward pull is exerted upon said toe when the band is extended under the pressure of the foot, and a to pad carried by the toe encircling band and positioned between the great toe and next adjacent toe.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification602/30
International ClassificationA61F5/01
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/019
European ClassificationA61F5/01E