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Publication numberUS20010049485 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/412,093
Publication dateDec 6, 2001
Filing dateOct 4, 1999
Priority dateOct 4, 1999
Also published asUS6384295
Publication number09412093, 412093, US 2001/0049485 A1, US 2001/049485 A1, US 20010049485 A1, US 20010049485A1, US 2001049485 A1, US 2001049485A1, US-A1-20010049485, US-A1-2001049485, US2001/0049485A1, US2001/049485A1, US20010049485 A1, US20010049485A1, US2001049485 A1, US2001049485A1
InventorsWayne Wehde
Original AssigneeWayne Wehde
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Duct tape bandages
US 20010049485 A1
Abstract
The present invention 10 discloses a bandage 10 having a strip of durable material, such as duct tape 24, having pressure sensitive adhesive 30 applied to its underside further having a sterilized gauze pad 20 attached thereto. The bandage has a shorter 12 and a longer side 14 and a removable release liner 26 thereon along with possibly a removable sterile cover having a tear strip thereon for easy removal thereof.
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I claim:
1. An apparatus for a bandage strip, comprising:
a) a backing material;
b) a pressure sensitive adhesive on the underside of said backing material;
c) a gauze pad attached to said pressure sensitive adhesive; and,
d) a releasable liner protecting said pressure sensitive adhesive and said gauze pad.
2. The apparatus of
claim 1
, wherein said gauze pad is disposed about ⅓ of the distance from a first end of the bandage strip to a second end of the bandage strip.
3. The apparatus of
claim 2
, wherein the bandage is perforated.
4. The apparatus of
claim 3
, wherein said backing material further comprises duct tape.
5. The apparatus of
claim 3
, said releasable line positioned on the side of said pressure sensitive adhesive opposite to said backing material.
6. The apparatus of
claim 5
, said releasable liner further comprising a first and a second portion.
7. The apparatus of
claim 6
, wherein said first and said second portions of said releasable liner have a joinder line disposed intermediate said gauze pad.
8. The apparatus of
claim 7
, further comprising a removable covering over the bandage.
9. The apparatus of
claim 8
, further comprising said covering having a tear strip for providing access to the bandage.
10. The apparatus of
claim 9
, wherein said tear strip runs longitudinally along the bandage.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates generally to bandages and, more specifically, to a bandage comprising a strip of durable material such as duct tape having a suitable pressure sensitive adhesive applied to the underlying side whereupon a sterile gauze pad is affixed off-center thereto. In addition said bandage has removable release liners protecting the adhesive layer until desired use. The bandage can be encapsulated in a sterile removable covering such as paper having a tear strip for easy removal therefrom.

[0003] 2. Description of the Prior Art

[0004] There are other bandages designed for wound dressing. Typical of these is U.S. Pat. No. 5,310,402 issued to Rollband on May 10, 1994.

[0005] Another patent was issued to Geng on Jun. 10, 1997 as U.S. Pat. No. 5,637,080. Yet another U.S. Pat. No. 5,891,074 was issued to Cesarczyk on Apr. 6, 1999 and still yet another was issued on Jan. 20, 1998 to Ward as U.S. Pat. No. 5,709,651.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,310,402 Inventor: Ernest J. Rollband Issued: May 10, 1994

[0006] A tape for attaching bandages, with non-adhesive tabs at each end for easy manipulation and removal while wearing gloves is disclosed. Also disclosed are tapes with target markings for location or a puncture wound, tapes with pressure disks or plates attached, and methods of making and using tapes.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,637,080 Inventor: Lisa F Geng Issued: Jun. 10, 1997

[0007] An external wound dressing having a cover which is reversibly movable to an open position exposing the wound from a closed position covering the wound thereby enabling selective viewing of the wound without removing the wound dressing from the individual.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,891,074 Inventor: Edward J. Cesarczyk Issued: Apr. 6, 1999

[0008] A pressure wound dressing has a flexible support layer, a pressure exerting support member attached to and extending from one side of the flexible support layer and, preferably, a layer of pliant absorbent material attached to the pressure exerting support member. The flexible support layer has an adhesive layer on the side from which the support member extends. Preferably, a removable liner is positioned on the adhesive layer opposite to the support layer. The pressure exerting support member preferably is formed from a sheet of material to provide two surfaces oriented at an angle with respect to each other.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,709,651 Inventor: William John Ward Issued: Jan. 20, 1998

[0009] An adhesive dressing comprising a backing layer, a pressure sensitive adhesive thereon and a support layer attached to the non-adhesive surface of the backing layer characterized in having an additional edge strip component on the adhesive surface to aid adhesion of the dressing to the skin.

[0010] While these bandages for wound dressing may be suitable for the purposes for which they were designed, they would not be as suitable for the purposes of the present invention, as hereinafter described.

SUMMARY OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

[0011] The present invention discloses a bandage having a strip of durable material, such as duct tape, having pressure sensitive adhesive applied to its underside further having a sterilized gauze pad attached thereto. The bandage has a shorter and a longer side and a removable release liner thereon along with possibly a removable sterile cover having a tear strip thereon for easy removal thereof.

[0012] A primary object of the present invention is to provide a wound dressing consisting of a durable substrate material having an off-center sterile dressing.

[0013] Another object of the present invention is to provide a bandage consisting of a durable substrate material such as duct tape.

[0014] Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a bandage consisting of a durable substrate material such as duct tape having an adhesive layer on one side.

[0015] Still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a bandage consisting of a durable substrate material such as duct tape having an adhesive layer on one side having an off-center sterile member attached thereto.

[0016] Another object of the present invention is one side is longer than the average bandage to obtain a double wrap around on small appendages and a complete wrap on larger appendages.

[0017] Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a bandage consisting of a durable substrate material such as duct tape having an adhesive layer on one side having an off-center sterile member attached thereto having releasable lining members covering the adhesive layer until desired use.

[0018] Still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a bandage encapsulated in a sterile package. Said bandage consisting of a durable substrate material such as duct tape having an adhesive layer on one side having an off-center sterile member attached thereto having releasable lining members covering the adhesive layer until desired use.

[0019] Additional objects of the present invention will appear as the description proceeds.

[0020] The present invention overcomes the shortcomings of the prior art by providing a bandage comprising a strip of durable material such as duct tape having a suitable pressure sensitive adhesive applied to the underlying side whereupon a sterile gauze pad is affixed off-center thereto. In addition said bandage has removable release liners protecting the adhesive layer until desired use. The bandage can be encapsulated in a sterile removable covering such as paper having a tear strip for easy removal therefrom.

[0021] The foregoing and other objects and advantages will appear from the description to follow. In the description reference is made to the accompanying drawings, which form a part hereof, and in which is shown by way of illustration specific embodiments in which the invention may be practiced. These embodiments will be described in sufficient detail to enable those skilled in the art to practice the invention, and it is to be understood that other embodiments may be utilized and that structural changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention. In the accompanying drawings, like reference characters designate the same or similar parts throughout the several views.

[0022] The following detailed description is, therefore, not to be taken in a limiting sense, and the scope of the present invention is best defined by the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0023] In order that the invention may be more fully understood, it will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

[0024]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention in use. Shown is a bandage with a short adhesive strip on one end and a longer strip on the other whereby said bandage can be used on fingers as well as larger areas.

[0025]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the present invention in use. Shown is the completed application of the bandage as shown started in FIG. 1.

[0026]FIG. 3 is an enlarged end view of the applied bandage, taken from FIG. 1 as indicated. The bandage having an offset sterilized gauze pad has one short strip of adhesive for applying the bandage to smaller appendages such as finger and the larger adhesive strip can be wrapped around as needed.

[0027]FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the present invention showing the perforated durable substrate material, such as duct tape having an off-center sterile gauze pad.

[0028]FIG. 5 is a perspective view of another application of the present invention. Where the area of the wound is on the forearm and the application of the bandage will provide a more durable sterilized covering due to the enlarged heavy duty substrate material.

[0029]FIG. 6 is a diagrammatic illustration of the present invention, showing a perforated heavy duty substrate material having a shorter adhesive strip A then adhesive strip C because of the offset placement of the sterile gauze member B.

[0030]FIG. 7 is a side view of the present invention. Shown is a bandage having a substrate strip made of a heavy durable material such as duct tape having a pressure sensitive adhesive applied to the underlying side having a sterile gauze pad affixed off-center thereto. Also shown is removable release liners protecting the adhesive layer until desired use. The bandage can be encapsulated in a sterile removable covering such as paper having a tear strip for easy removal therefrom.

LIST OF REFERENCE NUMERALS

[0031] With regard to reference numerals used, the following numbering is used throughout the drawings:

[0032]10 present invention

[0033]12 short adhesive strip

[0034]14 long adhesive strip

[0035]16 finger

[0036]18 hand

[0037]20 gauze pad

[0038]22 cut

[0039]24 duct tape

[0040]26 releasable liner

[0041]28 forearm

[0042]30 adhesive

[0043]32 joinder line

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT(S)

[0044] In order that the invention may be more fully understood, it will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which FIGS. 1 through 7 illustrate the present invention being a duct tape bandage.

[0045] Turning to FIG. 1, shown therein is a perspective view of the present invention 10 in use. Shown is a bandage 10 with a short adhesive strip 12 on one end and a longer strip 14 on the other whereby the bandage 10 can be used on fingers 16 as well as larger areas. The bandage 10 is shown being wrapped around finger 16 by hand 18 to cover cut 22.

[0046] Turning to FIG. 2, shown therein is a perspective view of the present invention 10 in use. Shown is the completed application of the bandage 10 as shown started in FIG. 1 as it has been wrapped around finger 16.

[0047] Turning to FIG. 3, shown therein is an enlarged end view of the applied bandage I 0, taken from FIG. 1 as indicated. The bandage 10 has an offset sterilized gauze pad 20 having one short strip 12 of adhesive for applying the bandage to a cut 22 on smaller appendages such as finger 16 and the larger adhesive strip 14 can be wrapped around as needed. The adhesive strips 12, 14 may be made of perforated duct tape material.

[0048] Turning to FIG. 4, shown therein is a perspective view of the present invention 10 showing the perforated durable substrate material 24, such as duct tape, having an off-center sterile gauze pad 20 along with the short side 12 and long side 14. A releasable liner 26 is also shown having a joinder line 32 between the two portions of the releasable liner 26 intermediate of pad 20.

[0049] Turning to FIG. 5, shown therein is a perspective view of another application of the present invention 10. Where the area of the wound is on the forearm 28, the application of the bandage 10 will provide a more durable sterilized covering due to the enlarged heavy duty duct tape substrate material 24.

[0050] Turning to FIG. 6, shown therein is a diagrammatic illustration of the present invention 10, showing a perforated heavy duty substrate material 24 having a shorter adhesive strip A 12 then longer adhesive strip C 14 because of the offset placement of the sterile gauze member B 20 which is about ⅓ the distance from end A to end C.

[0051] Turning to FIG. 7, shown therein is a side view of the present invention 10. Shown is a bandage 10 having a substrate strip 24 made of a heavy durable material such as duct tape having a pressure sensitive adhesive 30 applied to the underlying side having a sterile gauze pad 20 affixed off-center thereto. Also shown is removable release liner 26 protecting the adhesive layer 30 until desired use. The bandage 10 can be encapsulated in a sterile removable covering such as paper having a tear strip for easy removal therefrom.

[0052] What is claimed to be new and desired to be protected by letters patent is set forth in the appended claims:

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US6773807Jul 30, 2002Aug 10, 2004Mccalland Innovations, LlcReflective labeling tape
WO2009095148A1 *Jan 8, 2009Aug 6, 2009Lohmann Therapie Syst LtsMicro- and/or nano-structured protective or process film
Classifications
U.S. Classification602/41
International ClassificationA61F13/02
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/02
European ClassificationA61F13/02
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Jul 4, 2006FPExpired due to failure to pay maintenance fee
Effective date: 20060507
May 8, 2006LAPSLapse for failure to pay maintenance fees
Dec 1, 2005ASAssignment
Owner name: THE TREADSTONE GROUP, INC., NORTH CAROLINA
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Owner name: TRADITION, LLC, NEW JERSEY
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