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Publication numberUS2494987 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 17, 1950
Filing dateSep 12, 1947
Priority dateSep 12, 1947
Publication numberUS 2494987 A, US 2494987A, US-A-2494987, US2494987 A, US2494987A
InventorsChaitin Rose R
Original AssigneeChaitin Rose R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Heating device
US 2494987 A
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Jan. N 1950 R. R. CHAITEN HEATING DEVICE Filed Sept. 12, 1947 INVENTOR.

W055 7i. CHA/Tm/ Patented Jan. 17, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HEATING DEVICE Rose R. Chaitin, Freehold, N. J.

Application September 12, 1947, Serial No. 773,661

2 Claims.

In general, the present invention relates to heating devices, and more particularly to heating devices of the type that may be applied to all parts of the human anatomy so that the device can be worn in comfort and safety. While I have shown and described the use of electricity as the source of heating medium, it is to be understood that my inventive concept is not thus limited, as other sources of heating energy may be employed.

With the ordinary type of heating pad, it is not possible to place the pad on various parts of the body so that it may be worn with comfort. I have found that providing the body of the pad with a plurality of cut-out areas and locating suitable closure operating means in such cut-out areas for opening and closing the areas, it is possible to adjust the pad to conform to the various areas of the human body.

Accordingly, an essential object of my inven-- tion is to provide a heating pad which is so designed that it may be placed on all parts of the human body for necessary heat treatments.

Another object of my invention is to provide a heating pad of the type described which may be worn with comfort and safety and which can be cheaply and inexpensively manufactured.

Yet a further object of my invention is to provide a heating device or pad which, when disposed on the part of the body to be treated, will remain in such position over extended periods of time.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the details of construction, and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this application, wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a human body showing the heating pad applied to the shoulders, hip and legs of the body.

Figure 2 is a front view of the heating device shown in position around the calf and knee of the body.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken along the line 33 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows and being on a slightly enlarged scale.

Figure 4 is a top plan view of the pad.

Figure 5 is a sectional View taken along the line 55 of Figure 4, looking in the direction of the arrows and being on a slightly enlarged scale.

Referring to the drawings, and more particularly to Figure 4, I have shown a pad body Ill formed of any suitable fabric material, such as flannel or the like, and being generally of rectangular-like configuration. Disposed within the walls of the body Ill is an electrical heating element H which is imbedded in a suitable insulating material l2, and secured to the lower wall of the pad or that wall of the pad which contacts the body is a layer of material 13 which will prevent perspiration from entering the interior of the pad. An outlet cord I4 is conveniently connected with the electrical heating element l l, and the outer or free end of the cord carries a plug l5 for insertion in a convenient outlet (not shown). It will be noted that the pad body it] is formed with a pair of oppositely disposed cut-out portions or notches I6 and Mia, each of which extends inwardly from the short side of the body. Each opening is adapted to be opened and closed by a hookless fastener ll of conventional type.

Adjacent the cut-out portion I6 I provide a second pair of oppositely disposed notches l8 and [8a which extend inwardly toward the cut-out portion [6 but are of smaller size. These openings are also opened and closed by a hookless fastener l9. Disposed below the notches or cutout portions l8 and Mia are a second pair of cutout portions 20 and 20a and, as shown in Figure 4, the portions 20 and 20a are slightly larger than the out-out portions l8 and Ma and are opened and closed by a conventional hookless fastener 2|.

Thus, it is believed readily apparent that by the closing of the proper cut-out portion, the pad may be applied to various parts of the body for heating purposes. I have found it desirable to provide the body It! with tie cords or the like 22 along the long sides of the body for conveniently securing the pad to the body.

The operation of my device is believed clear and by reference to Figure 1, it can be seen that the pad body conforms readily to the contour of that area of the body being treated. Hence, the pad may be worn with comfort and safety and will remain in its proper position over a considerable period of time. The user may easily close the cut-out portion or portions to adapt the pad to that part of the body to be heated by merely manipulating the necessary hookless fasteners. Since the device comprises relatively few essential elements, it may be readily and cheaply manufactured.

While I have herein disclosed a preferred form of the invention, it is apparent that changes and/or modifications therein may be found desirable or essential in meeting the exigencies of service or the individual desires of a user; I therefore reserve the right to make any and all such changes and/or modifications therein as may be found essential or desirable, insofar as the same may fall within the spirit and scope of 5 the invention as expressed in the accompanying claims, when broadly construed.

I claim:

1. In a heating device for application to individual parts ofrthehuman body; .a substantially, 10

sitely disposed out-out areas extending inwardly 15 from the edges of the body memberwat' approxi mately right angles to the ..first.. mentioned,c,ut= out areas, and separable closure fastening means associated with each cut-out area for closing-said areas whereby the bodyy member may conform 2 tosthe contourrof,that. part .o.tl1e body on ZW11- -G-h'-- it'istplacedi 2. In iaheatingadevice, for application to india vicl'ual partsof. thehuman body, a..substantially,

rectangnlaa': shaped; body.- memben, electrical heating elements carried by said body member, a plurality of pairs 01' oppositely disposed cut-out areas extending inwardly from each longitudinal edge of the body member and being of different size, a pair of oppositely disposed cut-out areas extending inwardy from the transverse edges of the body member, separable closure fastening means associated with each cut-out area for closing said area so that the body member may conformito that part of the body on which it is placed, andcomplementalsecuring means carried by each of the longitudinal edges for attaching the body member to the desired part of the body.

ROSE R. CHAITIN.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file-- of this patent UN ITED. STATES. PATENTS,

Number Name' Date v 723,797? Williams: Mar." 24;.19031 2299;1621: Marick: Oct; .20; 19.42"

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Classifications
U.S. Classification607/108
International ClassificationH05B3/34
Cooperative ClassificationH05B3/342
European ClassificationH05B3/34B