US 2407735 A
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Sept. 17, 1946. R. BECKEIMAN FINGER BANDAGE Filed Au 25, 1944 I T-- --1i llrf llll jPaymarz/ flasher/21a;
Patented Sept. 17, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT QFFHCE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in sanitary protectors in the form of a bandage for finger tips There is no practical bandage on the market for the protection of wounds located at finger tips, especially a band age which is of sanitary construction.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide a sanitary bandage which can be quickly and firmly applied to a finger tip for protecting that portion of the finger.
Another important object of the invention is to provide a bandage which is especially adapted for application to finger tips and which when once applied will remain definitely in place until purposely removed.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following description.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is an elevational view showing the outside of the bandage.
Figure 2 is an elevational view showing the inside of the bandage.
Figure 3 is an elevational view of the bandage partly folded.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substantially on line 4-4 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a side elevational view of the folded bandage, before the adhesive strip has been aflixed.
Figure 6 is a top plan view of the folded bandage shown in Figure 5.
Referring to the drawing, wherein lik numerals designate like parts, it can be seen that numeral 5 denotes a pad constructed of a plurality of plies of gauze. The gauze plies '5 which will now be referred to as a pad are notched at opposite edge portions, as at 6, to define a reduced end portion 1, dividing the pad into a substantially rectangular-shaped, transversely disposed head portion 8 and a body having flap portions 9, 9.
Across the back side of the main portion of the pad is disposed a narrow adhesive strip l0 which has one end projecting beyond the adjacent edge of the pad.
Numeral ll denotes an elongated wider adhesive strip which is adhered to the back side of the head portion 8 of the pad and has a portion projecting a substantial distance beyond one end of the head portion 8. For the purpose of reinforcing or somewhat rigidifying the bandage, a strip of adhesive denoted by numeral I2 is adhered to the intermediate portion of the pad and extends at right angles to the strips III, M. (See Fig. 1.)
In the use of the bandage, the finger is placed on the main portion of the pad to the extent substantially shown in Figure 2, after which the fiaps 9, 9 are folded inwardl onto the finger, as
can now be folded inwardl upon the foldedover edges of the fiaps 9 and to the extent shown in Figures 5 and 6, after which the bandage can be finally adhered in position by folding the right end of the head portion 8 (see Fig. 6) onto the folded bandage and then folding under the other end along with the adhesive strip II. The adhesive strip will substantially circumscribe the folded bandage and hold the same firmly placed when it has been pressed into adhered position.
While the foregoing specification sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.
Having described the claimed as new is:
A finger tip bandage comprising a pad having its opposite side portions notched to define a main pad portion and a head portion, :a strip of adhesive material projecting beyond one end of the head portion, the side portions of the main portion of the pad defining flaps adapted to be folded over a finger, said head portion being adapted to fold over the folded flap portions and secured in place by the said adhesive strip, and a second adhesive strip projecting laterally from the main pad portion and adapted to hold the flap portions in folded position preparatory to folding the head portion in place, and an adinvention, what is 'hesive strip applied to the pad at the back side thereof for reinforcing and substantially protecting the extremity of the enclosed finger.