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Publication numberUS2585691 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1952
Filing dateMar 25, 1949
Priority dateMar 25, 1949
Publication numberUS 2585691 A, US 2585691A, US-A-2585691, US2585691 A, US2585691A
InventorsScholl William M
Original AssigneeScholl William M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical pad
US 2585691 A
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Feb. 12, 1952 w. M. SCHOLL SURGICAL PAD Filed March 25, 1949 I12 V5.27 1 UP g MHLL E Patented Feb. 12, 19 52 j g assasgu. v SURGICALzPAD I l eM s lich i t i Appli cationi-M'arch L25, 1E149;Serials-i310.e/d 3i4 618 cornsr al ii ancllsim lar aifi qtions. alt ou t invention will av :e h siuses and, pur oses as -w bea parent Eta cnas si led i t e nt,

lzilnsthezpast lman lan warioi s typ of pads .dcsirableior the t eatmen of a s a li an the iikesbaveihe n: devalued-an vWh l nab of relieving pressure from the particularrafiliction, were not as efiicient, as ,de sir;ab1e. --;Su-rgical pads of t i rcharact are-m r ly worn .beneatha t-i e o ap arel and i e se of foo w ar. beneat oelat vclvti ht; ar cl s of anpane To fr q en ly he, a adh r d to clothing-such as hosieryto an objectionable extent, sometimesiresulting in. injury to the hosiery, and inmost cases resultingin a maladjustment or partial release of. the pad itself; Many steps have been taken in the .past ,to overcome that difiiculty includingthe steps; of utilizing: a smooth cbver-extending--..beyond the body of the pad in all directions, utilizing acoverof relatively.- heavy material, etc but in many casesit is desirable to. employ a relatively thick pad of very .soft cushioning material, and use such body :portion Without any cover. .In that event, the sharp edgeksurrpunding;.thQi 4Pner face of the pad adheres to apparel to a very objectionable extent, and in some iinstances mesultsiinian increase of pressurev that is uncomfortable tothe user,

"With the foregoing in mind, it isfianimportant object of the instant invention to p rovide a surgical pad having-a relatively --deeply-beveled edge surrounding the upper or-outer face of the pad.

a o an,=, ie. s inve tion is ibuprovisio o .a -isureical" a v ha in -a body 1 portio of zt at velvi hick. cushion g"; mat Withxthe upper or outer surrounding edge thereof beveled.

Also a feature of the invention resides in the provision of a surgical pad having a relatively thick body portion of cushioning material, with the outer or upper edge of the pad being beveled substantially to the lower edge of the pad.

Still a further feature of the invention resides in the provision of a surgical pad of the character set forth herein comprising a single piece body portion relatively thick and of soft cushioning material, that body portion being deeply beveled or skived around its upper or outer edge. g

It is also an object of this invention to provide a surgical pad including a body part of cushion- 7 ing material with the outer surrounding edge thereof relatively deeply beveled from the top i he? be r ar iewa ihebaiiq hereeii h b e f ear n us e th r trans ersely s ea ta itate ai i its: a av -lite als mains eam ear-le s .qwa eih he tqm here-Q While me i ma alien fea ures 19 ,char 1;: ticsand ntagesof ,theinstantine mth irei g aha ie a utiqthars wil become apparent from the-iollowing; disclgsures, iakee' ie i i neiie w h l bel-la mmeanyi era ai hich r r bee lll l l ro r fi ila s a re iqa h a r w r Figure l, ,4 ,is a view hsimilar, ins characterand location, to Eig. ;3,, .b,.v .t h lorrnlof the. instant In 13 e s a eampus e eirr or q s eha i a op nin Jthe iri r-ti -m ep icn f h m tiicu f l'a l ct q i'i n:thai1ii strate e amplathe e ere e'iire nihi is p an-c early and is preferably of a soft cushioning material such as cotton felt. Utilizing a thick body portion of this character for pads, in the manner pads were previously constructed, would leave a high relatively sharp edge surrounding the upper face of the pad, and this edge would .catch on wearing apparel such as hosiery, as well as create abrupt and heavy pressure from an article of apparel such as a shoe that is uncomfortable to the user in the vicinity of the aflliction. In the instant invention, the outer surrounding edge of the pad has been deeply skived or beveled as indicated at 3, permitting the free and easy passage of apparel thereover, and causing agradual takeup of pressure by the pad over an area rather than a line so that discomi ll l different the illustrated embodiment of Figs. 1, I

' edges.

Preferably with soft single piece cushioning material, a bottom member 4 is cemented or otherwise secured over the lower face of the pad, and this member carries an adhesive 5 on its of the body part is provided with a curvate bevel 8. In the illustrated instances curvate bevel is outwardly convex and extends from the top of the body part to the bottom thereof. Obviously a bevel of this character affords extremely little resistance to and certainly will not snag articles of apparel being drawn thereover. Articles may be freely drawn over a pad of this character and no injury to the article or tendency to partially disrupt the adherence of the pad to the body will occur.

.From the foregoing it is apparent that I have provided a surgical pad highly desirable for use .in the treatment of corns, calli, and similar afouter surface, either a pressure sensitive adhesive or an adhesive that requires wetting before application, for attaching the pad to the human body.

The bottom member or layer 4 may be of fabric, as illustrated, eithera'relatively strong or a rela-- tivelythinfabric, or it may be of thin or heavy paper or any other suitable material. 'In certain instances, itmaybe entirely dispensed'with, if so desired,'-and the adhesive undersurface attached directly to the body portion, depending upon what may be desired under particular circumstances. The 'member 4, however, if used tends to reenforce the soft body I of the pad and also provides a more substantial and better carrier of the adhesive, especially if the body portion is highly absorbent.

' In Fig. 3 I have shown a form of the invention of substantially the same construction as that above described. However, in this instance, the surrounding edge of the body portion of the pad is provided with a succession of bevels, two being shown, 6 and 1, these bevels conjointly extending substantially the full depth of the pad. This-bevel'or successive bevel arrangement materially lessens any sharp edges likely to catch on articles of apparel, and is desirable on pads having-relatively very thick body portions, since it permitsanextremely deep bevel and avoids any article of footwear or the like over a great areaand is highly desirable for use when it is essential to dispose thepad on'the foot with the edge thereof atthe side-of the foot whereshoe pressure would be extreme and where hosiery snagging would be almost impossible to avoid were it not for the elimination of any sharp In Fig. 5 I have illustrated still another form of the invention which may be of the same general constructionas the embodiments previously described, but wherein the outer bounding edge flictions, which may have an extremely soft cushion material for a body portion and which is so constructed as to avoid uncomfortable applications of pressure from articles of apparel and snagging of hosiery. The pad may easily have a one-piece body of relatively great thickness, and not require any-topcover and still perform the desired results. Obviously, the pad maybe of economical manufacture and is more than amply durable. r 1

'It will, of course, be understood that various details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention and it is, therefore, not the purpose to limit the patent granted hereon otherwise than necessitated by the scope of the appended claim. 1

I claim as my invention; A surgical pad includinga fully exposed onepiece' body part of relatively thick cushioning material having a concentric opening therein to receive an afiliction, a strip of fabric coextensive with and secured to the lower face of said body part for reinforcing said body part, adhesive means on the'undersurface' of said fabric strip for securing the pad about an affliction, the inner edge of said body partforming a substantially perpendicular wall forsaid concentric opening, and the outer edge of said body part being continuous in horizontal" plane, the outer face of said body 1 part being-comprised of successive bevels each of a dilfe'rent depth and at adifferent angle to the vertical axis of the pad to provide a substantially convexlyarcuate bounding edge.

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

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US2712311 *Sep 9, 1950Jul 5, 1955Scholl William MMolded foam latex surgical pad and method of making same
US3062208 *Nov 12, 1959Nov 6, 1962Scholl William MSurgical pad
US3063448 *Oct 21, 1958Nov 13, 1962Scholl William MSurgical pad and method of making the same
US4328968 *Apr 4, 1980May 11, 1982Chuck HackerProtective pad for the thumb hole of a bowling ball
US5060662 *Jul 6, 1990Oct 29, 1991Farnswoth Iii Kenneth FOpen air bandage
US5497789 *Oct 30, 1992Mar 12, 1996Zook; Gerald P.Foot protector incorporating a viscoelastic gel
DE1276868B *Mar 27, 1965Sep 5, 1968Dr William M SchollVerfahren zur Herstellung von medizinischen Druckschutzpolstern aus Polsterstoffen, insbesondere aus Filz
U.S. Classification128/894
International ClassificationA61F13/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/063
European ClassificationA61F13/06C