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Publication numberUS2104725 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1938
Filing dateAug 13, 1936
Priority dateAug 13, 1936
Publication numberUS 2104725 A, US 2104725A, US-A-2104725, US2104725 A, US2104725A
InventorsPauline Boris
Original AssigneePauline Boris
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Breast support
US 2104725 A
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P. BORIS BREAST SUPPORT Jan. 11,

Filed Aug. 13, 1956 PAUL/NE 505 la Patented Jan. 1 1, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFI'CE 2 Claims.

The invention aims to provide a new and improved breast support for use primarily in medical cases requiring that injured painful or other types of breasts be artificially and beneficially 5 supported with complete freedom and without injurious pressure or weight of clothing, etc. occasioned by present types of brassieres or supports. There are certain types of breast injury or illness to which vibration caused by walking, riding in vehicles, etc. is both irritating and injurious, and all such vibration is eliminated through the use of the present invention. The device is also of especial value in supporting breasts of the types known as sagging, pendulus,

' etc.

Fig. 1 of the accompanying drawing is a perspective view showing the device applied.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of one of the wire frames embodied in each of the breast supports. n Fig. 3 is a front elevation showing the wire frame spanned in all directions by a flexible sheet which is secured thereto.

Fig. 4 is an edge view showing the manner in which the frame is bent to adapt the device to the breast and the subjacent portion of the body.

Figs. 5 and 6 are detail side elevations to illustrate that the supports may be attached to a corset, girdle or the like, or a mere strap instead of being attached to or built into a brassiere as illustrated in Fig. 1.

Fig. '7 is a perspective view showing a slight variation in the shape of the support to accommodate the breast nipple.

In the drawing above briefly described, thenumeral l denotes a. border frame bent from wire, said frame being of any appropriate size and shape although said frame is preferably manufactured in circular form and bent into somewhat oval shape as seen in Fig. 2. The ends of the wire may be tightly twisted together at H or may be joined in any other suitable way. A sheet l2 of any suitable flexible material such as woven fabric (preferably cut on the bias) spans the frame 10 in all directions, being tightly stretched and stitched to said frame. After securing the sheet I2 to the frame it, this frame is bent to adapt it to the breast to be supported and to the subjacent portion of the body. The frame then possesses twosubstantially vertical side portions l3 connected at their lower ends by a curved portion l4 and connected at their upper ends by a substantially U-shaped forwardly projecting portion I5. The portions l3 and I4 and the lower part of the sheet l2, lie against the front of the body under the breast and are shaped to conform thereto, while the portion l and the part of the sheet 12 connected therewith, underlie and yieldably support the breast. The upper or front end of the device may, if desired, be shaped with a rounded notch Hi to accommodate the breast nipple, as seen in Fig. 7.

Two of the devices are used in most cases and any appropriate means may be employed for holding them in position upon the body. They may be attached to or built into a brasslere H as illustrated in Fig. 1, may be attached to or constructed as parts of a corset or girdle I8 as illustrated in Fig. 5, or may be merely connected with a strap l9 as depicted in Fig. 6. In all cases, the supports comfortably engage the body and the breasts and have the effect of causing the latter to lie on slightly curved shelves, and the stretched sheets l2 yield sufiiciently for comfort and at the same time, effectively support the breasts against undue or harmful movement.

It will be seen from the foregoing that novel and advantageous provision has been made for attaining the desired end. The details disclosed may be followed if desired, but within the scope of the invention as claimed, numerous changes may be made as to size, proportions, shape, materials, etc.

I claim:-

1. A breast supporting device comprising a frame bent from wire, said frame having two side portions for disposition at the fr0nt of the body under the breast, and a forwardly projecting U-shaped upper portion connecting the upper ends of said side portions for disposition under the breast, a flexible sheet secured to said frame and cooperating with said upper portion thereof in forming a yieldable shelf to underlie the breast, and means connected with said frame for holding said support in position upon the body.

2. A breast supporting device comprising a wire border frame, said frame having side portions, a curved lower end portion connecting the lower ends of said side portions, and a substantially U-shaped forwardly projecting upper portion connecting the upper ends of said side portions, a flexible sheet spanning said frame in all directions and secured thereto, whereby the lower portion of the sheet will lie against the body under the breast and the upper portion of said sheet will yieldably underlie and support the breast, and means connected with said frame for securing the same in position upon the body.

PAULINE BORIS.

Referenced by
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US2429680 *Sep 1, 1945Oct 28, 1947Ruth GoddardBreast pallet
US2923300 *Jul 25, 1957Feb 2, 1960Michel Ots JosephReinforcement for brassieres and the like garments for ladies
US5603653 *Jun 7, 1995Feb 18, 1997Hartman; Kathie F.Perspiration absorbent pads for female breasts
US20080004588 *Jul 3, 2006Jan 3, 2008Kathryn Ferrer GavittPerspiration absorbent pads for female breasts
Classifications
U.S. Classification450/53
International ClassificationA41C3/00, A41C3/10
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/10
European ClassificationA41C3/10