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Publication numberUS1924640 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 29, 1933
Filing dateJun 2, 1930
Priority dateJun 2, 1930
Publication numberUS 1924640 A, US 1924640A, US-A-1924640, US1924640 A, US1924640A
InventorsRudolph Draves
Original AssigneeRudolph Draves
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lumbago belt
US 1924640 A
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Filed June 2. 1930 PatentedAug, 29,1933 f1 l 1,924,640-v UNITED sTATEs PATENT OFFICE 1,924,640A L'Uivriiea.) BELTy Rudolph Dry-aves, Bonners'Ferry, idaho Application .nim z, T930. Yserial Nd. 159,007

' 1"ciaim. (01. 12s-95) This invention relates to supporting belts; and thepad but terminate to'provide a centrally pomore particularly, to a belt adapted to be applied sitioned pocket 'I intermediate the pocket and l in supporting pressure to the spinal column for? pad finlinewith its vertical axis. ,i the relief of lumbago and othersimilarailments.,` A rib'5'of leather or similar flexible material 5 An object of the present invention is to provide is positioned, upon .the inner` face of pad 4 in `55` a device of the character indicated adapted torbe 4alignment with its vertical axis and perpendicuf Worn adjacent the body or underclothing,l providlar to the belt, which rib 5 is adapted to seat in ing a maximum support precisely where desired, the curvature'of the back and against the spinal with ,means for adjustingythe pressure Ato s uit column. l

the wearers condition. A key'8 of leather, or the like, is provided 60` Further objects will more particularly appear adapted to seat in pocket 7 intermediate the` belt in the course of the following detailed descrip-and Vpad 4'and directly back of rib 5.. The key` tion. 8 is preferably provided with projecting lug 9v to The invention consists in the novel construcincrease its thickness, and if desired, a pluralitytion, arrangement and combination of parts as of lsuch lugs Ofyarying thicknesses can be pro- 65 hereinafter more particularly described fand. vvided. claimed. Y i' I Key 8 is provided at one end with a hole 10 One sheet of drawings accompany this specifi- Vbymeans of which and a cord 11 it maybe re'- cation, as part thereof, in which` like reference tained in relation to the belt to avoid loss. f

numerals indicate like partsthroughout. lIt will be` apparent that withoutvpositioning 70 Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved key 8, rib 5 will normally exert a slight pressure belt, not applied, but arranged in a position simiagainst the spinalcolumn. This pressure can be lar to that in which itis applied; increased by inserting key 8 up -to the lug 9 and Figure 2 is a fragmentary back view of the belt can be still further increased by inserting the and pad; key beyond lug l9 in the pocket 7, as is well illus- 75 Figure 3 is a vertical cross section taken on line trated in Figures 3, 4, and 6 3-3 of Figure 2; i Various modifications in the precise shape and Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 showing construction of the parts as well as in the matethe adjusting key in position to augment the rial will readilyY suggest themselves to those Y effect of the rib; skilled in this art, but within the ,scope of the 80 Figure 5 is a fragmentary cross section taken `present invention, as claimed. I on line 5-5 of Figure 2; and Having thus fully described 1 my invention, I

Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5, showing claim: 5 l the adjusting key in position. `An orthopedic appliance comprising: a pad,

Referring to the drawing, la belt 1 is provided Ve. rib on the Vinner surface of said pad adapted 85 f having a buckle 2 secured to one end and having to fit along the spinal column, a `belt passing 0 holes spaced apart in the other end for cooperatover the outer surfaceof said pad and secured j ing with the buckle, by means of which the belt at spaced pointson the rear surface of said pad can be adjusted with a suitable tightness about so as to form a loop on the outer face ofthe pad V40 the body of the wearer. between its opposite edges, and a key adapted to 90 Secured to the interior faceV of belt 1 substanbe removably .inserted in said loop `to increase t'ially medially thereof `is a pad 4, `preferably conthe pressure of said pad against the spinal col-V Y Vstructed of leather orlsimilar exible materialY umn, said key having a projecting lug secured and of a substantially rectangular shape.` The theretoV between its ends, the lug being adapted i5 pad 4 is positioned on the belt 1 by passing the "to engage said loop in one position of' the key 95 belt behind the same and along one of its diag-V to act as a Vs top to limit the insertion of the key, onals, and the belt and pad are secured together in .said loop, and Valso being adapted to be placed by stitches 6 extendingV inwardly from each` of within saidloop to further increase the pressure .the corners of the pad which` overlay the belt, of said pad against the spinal" column. f

5o but which stitches 6 do not meer cehtrauy of v RUDOLPH DRAVEs 100

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US3452748 *Mar 22, 1966Jul 1, 1969Caprio GeneBack brace garment
US4552135 *Mar 5, 1984Nov 12, 1985Racz Gabor BLumbar belt
US4715364 *Apr 18, 1986Dec 29, 1987Katsumasa NoguchiPelvis locking belt
US4989591 *Feb 8, 1989Feb 5, 1991Anders Jr FrankProne position orthopedic appliance for aligning the spine and the femorae
U.S. Classification128/95.1
International ClassificationA61F5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/028
European ClassificationA61F5/02G