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Publication numberUS2196296 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1940
Filing dateJul 22, 1938
Priority dateJul 22, 1938
Publication numberUS 2196296 A, US 2196296A, US-A-2196296, US2196296 A, US2196296A
InventorsFlynn Owen E
Original AssigneeFlynn Owen E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bandage
US 2196296 A
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April 1940- o. E. FLYNN 2,196,296

BANDAGE Filed July 22, 1938 INVENTOR. Owen E. Fh nn.

ATTOR Y.

Patented Apr. 9, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BANDAGE Owen E. Flynn, Loo Angelec, Calif.

Application July 22, 1938, Serial No. 220,709 6 Claims. (Cl. 128-335) This invention relates to improvements in bandages.

The general object of the invention is to provide a novel readily applied bandage.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide a novel surgical bandage which is particularly adapted to close and support a wound and which will in many cases eliminate suturing and consequent suture scars.

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel surgical bandage which permits the wound to drain.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved surgical bandage which need not be removed for observation of the wound.

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel improved surgical bandage wherein the wound may be exposed to sunlight or other forms of treatment without removal of the bandage.

Other objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the improved surgical bandage embodying the features of my invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view showing the construction of the eyelets;

Fig. 2A is an enlarged perspective view showing a modified form of eyelet;

Fig. 3 is a cross section on an enlarged scale of one of the connecting threads;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing the improved bandage shown in Fig. 1 being applied to a wound;

Fig. 5 is a sectional view showing the improved bandage being applied to a wound;

Fig. 6 is a sectional view showing the improved bandage after application;

Fig. '7 is a perspective view showing an adhesive shim which may be used with the improved bandage; and

Fig. 8 is a sectional view of the improved bandage as used with the adhesive shim shown in Fi 7.

Referring to the drawing by reference characters, I have indicated my improved bandage generally at Iii. As shown in Fig. l the bandage l0 includes a pair of rectangular tabs II and i 2 connected by a series of parallel threads i 3 strung through a series of eyelets It on another rectangular tab it.

The tabs ll, l2 and iii are preferably made of suitable fabric material coated on one side with some adhesive substance such as zinc oxide. For convenience each of the adhesive surfaces is covered with a strip ll of gauze or similar material which is readily removable prior to use.

The threads l3 as shown in Fig. 3 are preferably impregnated and coated with some material such as synthetic cellulose, rosin, or wax l'l containing suitable antiseptic agents such as are in'common use and are fastened to the tabs II and i2 bythe adhesive surfaces described above.

As shown in Fig. 2 the eyelets it are formed by alternate stitches of continuous thread ll stitched through the tab l5 and through a reenforcing strip I! laid thereon, the tab l5 being folded back upon itself as at 20.

In Fig. 2A, I show a modified form of eyelet I4 mounted on the tab l5 wherein each eyelet is a separate piece of formed wire the ends 2| of which pierce the tab i5 and a reenforcing strip l9 and are then bent over as clearly indicated.

In use the protective strips l6 are first removed from the tabs H, l2 and i5 exposing the adhesive surfaces thereon. As shown in Figs. 4, 5 and 6 the tab I5 is applied to one side of the wound 22 and the tab I2 to the other. The tab II is then applied to the upper surface of the tab l2 after the threads l3 have been drawn sufficiently taut, thus closing the wound 22 but leaving it exposed for treatment, observation and drainage.

In Fig. 7, I have shown an adhesive shim 23 having a central core 24 of material, such as lead, which is flexible but not resilient. Surrounding the core 24 is packing material 24', such as cotton, which is encased in adhesive surfaced material 25 part of which is covered with a strip 26 of plain material leaving only a portion of the adhesive surface exposed.

In use these shims are arranged parallel to and adjacent the wound 22 with the portions 26 upwardly as shown in Fig. 8. The tabs ll, I2 and i5 are then applied as described above, the threads i3 now being raised conveniently above the wound 22, and a downward pressure applied surrounding the wound 22 which tends to prevent the edges of the wound from curling inwardly. The portion 26 being free from glue allows the threads to slide unimpeded.

It will be apparent that small differences of construction and form may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention. For instance, the connecting threads may be woven into the tab material forming an integral part thereof instead of being applied to the adhesive surface as described.

The bandages may be made in various sizes.

and shapes adapted to particular purposes and may be prepared in individual form or cut from strips or rolls as needed.

From the foregoing description it will be apparent that I have invented a novel improved surgical bandage which has many advantages over previous structures.

Having thus described my invention I claim:

1. In a surgical bandage, a pair of substantially rectangular adhesive tabs spaced apart and connected by a plurality of parallel antiseptic-impregnated threads, a third adhesive tab adapted to be applied adjacent to a wound, said tab having eyelets adjacent one edge thereof, said eyelets comprising alternate stitches o! a con-' tinuous antiseptic-impregnated thread, and each of said eyelets engaging one of said plurality oi threads, each of said tabs having a protective cover removable before use and being adapted to be applied adjacent a wound and to hold said wound closed but exposed.

2. In a surgical bandage, a pair of substantially rectangular adhesive tabs spaced apart and connected by a plurality of spaced parallel antiseptic-impregnated threads, a third adhesive tab having a reenforcement and having eyelets adjacent one edge thereof, said eyelets comprising alternate stitches of a continuous antiseptic-impregnated thread passing through said reenforcement and said thread tab, said eyelets respectively engaging respective ones of said threads, said tabs each having a removable protective cover, said tabs being adapted to be applied adjacent a wound and to hold said wound closed but exposed.

3. In a bandage, a tab having adhesive on one face and adapted to be applied adjacent to a wound, said tab having a plurality oi spaced eyelets projecting therefrom, said eyelets comprising alternate stitches 0! a continuous antiseptic-impregnated thread and a pair of tabs having adhesive thereon. said last mentioned tabs being spaced apart and connected by a plurality 01' parallel antiseptic-impregnated threads, the respective ones of said plurality of threads passing through the respective ones of said eyelets, each of said tabs having a removable cover for the adhesive surface thereon.

4. In a surgical bandage, an adhesive tab having projecting eyelets adjacent one edge, said eyelets being formed of wire and each having bent ends piercing and engaging said tab and a reenforcing strip thereon, a pair of tabs, and threads connecting said pair oi. tabs, said threads being interlaced with said eyelets.

5. In a surgical bandage, a pair of members provided with adhesive and adapted to be applied about a wound, a third adhesive member adapted to be superimposed on one of the said pair of members, threads connecting the said pair of members and said third member and spaced loops on the third member slidably engaging the threads.

6. In a surgical bandage, a pair of adhesive tabs spaced apart and connected by parallel threads, a third adhesive tab having eyelet members thereon, said eyelet members comprising loops with the ends of the loops on said third tab, the respective eyelet members slidably receiving respective ones or said threads, said tabs ll being adapted to be applied adjacent a wound and to hold said wound closed.

OWEN E. FLYNN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification606/216, 606/215
International ClassificationA61B17/08, A61B17/03
Cooperative ClassificationA61B2017/086, A61B17/085
European ClassificationA61B17/08L