|Publication number||US1983829 A|
|Publication date||Dec 11, 1934|
|Filing date||Jul 24, 1933|
|Priority date||Jul 24, 1933|
|Publication number||US 1983829 A, US 1983829A, US-A-1983829, US1983829 A, US1983829A|
|Original Assignee||Theodore Ziminski|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (8), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
T. ZIMINSKI Dec. -11, 1934.
HIP TRUSS Filed July 24, 1953 INVENTOR.
Patented Dec. 11, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HIP TRUSS Theodore Ziminski, Duluth, Minn.
Application July 24, 1933, Serial No. 681,879
1 Claim. (01. 128-78) This invention relates to an improved body upon one side of the harness, whereas it is quite truss or harness and has special reference to one obvious that there may be two of such one upon designed for the support of an injured or othereither side, or one only onthe left side, depending wise abnormal hip. of course upon the extent of the injury for which 5 The principal objects of the invention are to the harness is used. The other end of the shoul- 5 provide amore practical, easily applied, device of der strap 9 is designed to cooperate with the this character than heretofore known, and one buckle 12 upon the short foremost side strap 13 having the added advantage of permitting free which is also adjustably attached as by the buckle movement of a body without undue stress or dis- 14 to the extension strap 15 preferably attached comfort. at both ends to the hip belt to prevent same from 10 Other objects and advantages of the invention unduly wrinkling in the groin. In addition, will appear in the following description thereof. pads, such as illustrated at 16 may be provided Referring now to the accompanying drawing beneath the buckle 17 upon the lower end of the forming part of this application and wherein like short strap to prevent friction at this point,
15 reference characters indicate like parts: as the buckle is for adjustable cooperation with 1 Figure l is a front elevation of one of the imthe front end of the leg strap 11. These leg proved trusses. straps may also be provided with cushioning pads Figure 2 is a side elevation of same. as illustrated at 18, if so desired.
In the event of injury to the hip or pelvis of A suitable buckle connection is illustrated at 20 the human body, one of the principal requisites 19 for the waist band 2, and also a similar conof restoration to normalcy is the keeping of the nection'as at 12 for the front end of the shouldifferent cooperative parts in the proper position, der strap 9, so that the entire device is more conboth initially and subsequent to a proper knitting veniently adjustable to bodies of different size, of the bones, if fracture had taken place, and, and when the device is applied to or removed 5 while plaster casts and other means of supportfrom the body, the same may be accomplished ing the parts in position may be and are usually with the least annoyance possible as to the seprestored to during certain stages of treatment arable parts. for the injury, the use of a suitable truss and sup- It is obvious that the entire harness may be port is well known to be of prime importance. made of any suitable material, but those in. ac-
With this in mind, my improved truss is designed tual practice have been made of chamois leather, 30 having the lowermost or hip engaging belt 1, mahaving the added characteristic of comfort to the terially wider than the waist belt or band 2, which wearer as well as being wholly free from sharp is spaced thereabove, as clearly illustrated in the edges that might cause discomfort, and this madrawing. The hip belt is bifurcated at one end terial also has the tendency to curl at the edges forming the two strap like members 3 and 4, they and thereby reduce their frictional contact with 35 being for engagement with the two buckles 5 and the body.
6, suitably spaced apart upon the opposite end Having thus described my invention, what I of the belt whch is preferably reduced somewhat claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: in size to suitably register with the bifurcated A body harness particularly adapted for the end of the belt; it being obviously desirable that a support of an injured hip comprising a relatively 40 belt of this character be somewhat less in width wide major belt for engagement about the lower at the front than at the rear or side portions extremity of the torso including the hips, a narthereof. row supporting waist belt spaced above and at- Now it is quite apparent that a wide band or tached to the major hip belt, leg straps depending belt of this type about the lower part of the body from the major belt the ends of which converge 45 and over the hips would naturally tend to unto and over the major belt to which they are fixed comfortably gravitate, and to overcome this, the and also extending to and attached to the waist waist band or belt 2 is attached to the hip belt belt upon the right and left sides thereof, and a upon either side thereof by means of a short strap shoulder strap extending from the union of the '7, and the leg strap extension 8, the latter on one upper termini of a leg strap with the waist band 50 side of the body, if preferred, being a part of the to the diagonally opposite shoulder. continuous shoulder strap 9 which cooperates THEODORE ZIMINSKL with the buckle 10 upon the rearmcst end of the leg strap 11 where it is also fixed to the hip belt.
65 I have shown the shoulder strap as occurring only
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|International Classification||A61F5/03, A61F5/01|