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Publication numberUS2484130 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1949
Filing dateApr 7, 1947
Priority dateApr 7, 1947
Publication numberUS 2484130 A, US 2484130A, US-A-2484130, US2484130 A, US2484130A
InventorsThibault Frank J
Original AssigneeThibault Frank J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Arch, ankle, and leg bandage
US 2484130 A
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Oct. 11, 1949. THlBAULT 2,484,130

ARCH, ANKLE AND LEG BANDAGE Filed April 7, 1947 2 SheetsSheet l INVENTOR.

Oct. 11, 1949. F. J- THIBAULT 2,484,130

ARCH, ANKLE AND LEG BANDAGE' Filed April 7, 1947 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 A E: 5- Trank 1/. 77572 2337 Patented Oct. 11, 1949 Application April 7;

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3 Claims. (01. 123 -1665) flhe object ofhthis, invention is to provide bandage that can be used as. an arch and ankle support and a bandagefor the lower leg. y Another object of t h e invention is to provide an elastic bandage that can be used as. an arch and. ankle support and a bandage for the lower leg. a

Another object of invention is. to provide a bandage that will support the arch from a point above the calt of the reg.

Another objectotthe invention is to provide a bandage that comprises one long strap and two short straps attached; transversely thereto, one of whiohshort straps-is adapted togoaround the leg, above the caliof the. leg and the other short strap is adapted to 'go around, the leg above the ankle; the long part of the strap being adapted to go around the ankle and the -Y s Another object, of the invention. i to provide a strap that will be jfastiened. m place on the att nd the leg by snap fasteners, avoiding the use of adhesives.

Theseand other objects of the invention will be illustrated in the drawings, described in the specification and pointed out in the claims at the end thereof,

In the drawings: I

Figure 1 is a plan view of the bandage spread out, that ide of the bandage which is not applied to the skin being shown in the foreground.

Figure 2 is a front perspective View of the lower leg with the upper eross piece of; the bandage as shown in Figure 1 fastened around lower leg above the calf, and; with the second cross piece shown idly on the; bandage on the outside of the leg with the bandage passed down on the outside of the leg under the foot and up over the instep and: around the ankle above the heel, with the long part of the bandage partially broken away but shown idly in position for the next step in theadjustment thereof.

Figure 3 shows the bandage in position on the leg as shown in Figure 2 with the extended part of the bandage crossed over the instep and around under the foot, the lower end of the bandage being broken away and shown idly extended in position for the next step in the adjustment thereof I v fi shqweth b nda e it positiori h t leg as hown in Figure 3 with the extended part of the bandage wrapped around the foot with an extra turn, with the lower end of the bandage being broken away and idly extended for the next step in the adjustment thereof,

Figure 5 shows the bahdage position. on the leg as shown Figurfeev w h. the extended par of thje bandag p tied al ne e v e andatfiache'd to the extend'e'djaQfshown at the right at the top r Figure 1, the leg in this figure b'eing js inside elevation,' the second ,b {e sh wn. idly on the banda e as E1 ures 2, 3 ands. v w a 5 F18 e6, show's thfe bandage incomplete posiupnpntpe leg with the secon'd cross piececlosed around the eg above the ankle'and. held closed y he snaps. i l- Fi ur shows. t eui r end. o h ba a e 'E ihqll iiF gll I With s= 2 1 i e de 15 ver o t one e eq'e of the bandage pr par'atorx owning 1 2' Q-bflP- -fl 'e r' 9,5 the, who etba i ts rolled up lioaj mali pa k'aee r i l r lljgures .9 an 10 show th male and, female Mrtetfihe i P, a plurality ofwhiqh areusedonvth s ban.da 'e-,

In the several figures of the drawings, like reference umerals. cate. like. ar sawin'gs,r e e 5 indicates J b nd i lw iq r ferably e stio we bbing ttvo so more or dth a d ii fty-iour in s rn ore or less eral iridicates the V ate whi h v ikee 1e ln g two inches more or less 1 Widthandfiiteen inohes more or less mi n-f a .1L th ri hts nd, do the. cr

piece z is a tap 3 of elastic webbing extending downwardly therefrom. s V

e ow the cros metal. s an e c os niece 1, "1 .imh rmbr r e in ti ii a hal i e' j m r o e s tth' se gr s c arefas n d y RO 9 t s ltl s l'ran d manner. Ijh e tab ii 11s fastened Q' i the. oppo ite. ends o each o he t. at th men a e e s y e ends of t a cross pieces a re iastened. the ma e arts v i t snap ast n ced Qri Q ie end. oi the oss Piece a being, placed on the other end N W ltv il' a s n i e t at on the right of these: cross pieces four parts are s o 1. 21. Oil'- lli le t h ndi fijf the, re p'ieo'es, six parts are provides for adjustment in closing the snap fasteners together so that the cross pieces fit legs of various sizes.

On the tab 3, parts of six snap fasteners are shown and at the bottom of the long strap l a group of remaining parts of the fasteners are shown for the purpose of joining the lower end 5 of the long strap with the tab 3 shown at the top of Figure 1.

It will be seen that four of the fastener parts are shown at 5 in Figure 1 and six of the parts are shown at 3 in Figure 1. This also provides for adjustment, when the lower end of the strap is brought into contact with the tab 3 as will presently be described.

As shown in Figure 2, the long cross piece is placed around the leg above the calf and closed with the strap l preferably bearing directly against the leg, and the cross piece outside of the strap I. 1

The web I extends down along the leg and the crosspiece 4 is left hanging idly on the web as shown in Figure 2. The web I passes down under the foot and over the instep and around the ankle above the heel, the web being shown idly eX- tended and broken away.

From the position shown in Figure 2, the web I passes over the instep and down under the foot, the end of the web being shown idly extended and broken, away. In this Figure 3, 'the web is shown crossing itself on top of the instep.

From the position shown in Figure 3, the web I is wrapped aroundthe foot with an extra turn. This extra turn may be omitted but it is very desirable to use this extra turn for it binds the foot more snugly and keeps the bandage from slipping backward over the heel. This extra turn is shown in Figure 4. The long web I is then carried up on the inside of the leg and the parts of the snap fasteners on the tab 3 are connected with the parts of the snap fasteners indicated at 5 at the lower end of the web I. In Figure 5, the cross piece 4 is shown idly extended. In Figure 6 this cross piece 4 is shown closed on itself, holding the web I close to the leg above the ankle. This completes the placing of the bandage on the leg.

It will be understood that while I have shown the web 1 starting down from the cross piece 2 on the outside of, the leg, the cross piece 2 can be shifted around the leg so that the web I will start down on the inside of the leg with the snap fasteners on the outside of the leg, but I prefer to have the snap fasteners close themselves on the inside of the leg because they are less conspicuous.

It will also be understoodthat while I have shown the bandage applied to the right foot and leg, the same bandage can also be applied to the left foot and leg.

In Figure 7, I have shown a bandage with the two cross pieces folded over on each other and on the web I preparatory to rolling the bandage up into a small package for shipment, and Figure 8 shows the bandage after it has been rolled up into a small package for shipment.

In Figures 9 and 10 I have shown the two parts of the metal snap fasteners, the male part being shown in Figure 9 and the female part being shown in Figure 10. 1

It will also be understood that the long web I of the bandage will be made of different lengths to fit the legs of people of different heights and the cross pieces will be madeof different lengths to fit legs of difierent sizes and will be spaced different lengths apart as may be needed to fit legs of difierent lengths.

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It will also be understood that instead of snap fasteners any other suitable means for fastening may be used such as straps and buckles or hooks and eyes, etc.

It will also be understood that the cross strap & may be replaced by a loose strap or by a rubber band.

I claim:

1. In an arch, ankle and leg bandage the combination of a long web, a cross Web fastened at the upper end of said long web and adapted to be fastened around the leg above the calf, the long web being adapted to extend down along the leg on one side thereof and under the foot and up over the instep and around the ankle above the heel and across over the instep and down under the foot and up along the other side of the leg, means for attaching the lower end of the long web to the said cross web, and a second cross web attached to the long web on the down side of said long web, namely below the junction between the above named cross web and the upper end of the long web and above the ankle, and being adapted to be closed around the long web on both sides of the leg at or above the ankle.

2. In an arch, ankle and leg bandage the combination of a long web, a cross web fastened at the upper end of said long web and adapted to be fastened around the leg above the calf, the long web being adapted to extend down along the leg on one side thereof and under the foot and up over the instep and around the angle above the heel and across over the instep and down under the foot and then around the foot and up along the other side of the leg, means for attaching the lower end of the long web to the said cross web, and a second cross web attached to the long web on the down side of said long web, namely below the junction between the above-named cross web and the upper end of the long web and above the ankle, and being adapted to be closed around the long web on both sides of the leg at or above the ankle.

3. In an arch, ankle and leg bandage the combination of a long web, a cross web fastened at the upper end of said long web and adapted to be fastened around the leg above the calf, the long web being adapted to extend down along the leg on one side thereof and under the foot and up over the instep and around the ankle above the heel and across over the instep and down under the foot and then around the foot and up along the other side of the leg, means for attaching the lower end of the long web when so extended upwardly to the said cross web on the said opposite side of the leg, and means attached to the long web and adapted to be placed around the leg at or near the ankle to hold the long web close to both sides of the leg.

FRANK J. TI-IIBAULT.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Nuns. er Name I Date a 806,403 Du P611 Dec. 5, 1905 1,465,970 Cleveland et a1 Aug. 28, 1923 1,974,045 Frei Sept. 18, 1934

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Classifications
U.S. Classification602/62, 602/65, 602/66
International ClassificationA61F13/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/066
European ClassificationA61F13/06D4