US 2646040 A
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Patented July 21, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE VBANDAGE Austin N. Stanton, Garland, Tex. Application December 15, 1949,Serial No. 133,062 4 Claims. (01. 128-455) Y 1y follow convex surfaces.
Accordingly, it is an object of my invention to provide a new and improved bandage.
,It is another object of my invention to provide a new and improved bandage which is adapted to protect protruding portions of the body.
It is another object of my invention to provide a new and improved bandage which is adapted to closely follow convex surfaces. I
It is still another object of my invention to provide a new and improved bandage having a plurality of adhesive strips on opposite sidesof a gauze pad adapted to secure, the gauze pad about a convex surface.
.Briefly stated, my new and improved bandage comprises an elongated cover member having an adhesive undersurface. A gauze pad is secured to the cover member by means of the adhesive undersurface intermediate the ends of the cover member. Each end of the cover member is provided with slits which extend to the gauze pad and which divide each end into three longitudinal strips. In applying the gauze pad to a convex surface, such as a knuckle of a finger, the outside longitudinal strips of each end are crossed over into overlapping relation over the center strip which causes the gauze pad and the intermediate portion of the'cover member to bend and closely extend about the convex surface.
For a better understanding of my invention, reference may be had to the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is a bottom plan view of the bandage;
Figure 2 is 'a bottom plan view of the bandage of Figure 1 showing the protective covering partially removed;
Figure 3 is a side elevation of the bandage illustrated in Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the bandage just after the first operation in its application to the first knuckle of the index finger;
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the bandage of Figure 4 showing the bandage after its application is completed;
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the bandage just after the first operation in its application to the second knuckle of a finger;
Figure 7 is a perspective view of the bandage of Figure 6 showing the bandage after its application is completed;
Figure 8 is a side perspective view of the.bandtransversely of the cover-member and from side to side thereof and which may be medicated if desired. Cover member II is provided with laterally spaced slits It and I5 which extend longitudinally of the cover member from one side of gauze pad l3to one end of cover member H and form strips I6, I! and 1 8.. The other end of cover member H is provided with similar laterally spaced slits l9 and 20 which extend longitudinally of the cover member from the other side of gauze pad [3 and form strips 2!, 22 and 23.
The gauze pad l3 and the undersurface l2 of cover member II are protected by protective strips24 and 25 of starched crinoline or equivalent material. Protective strip 24 is secured to strips 16, I1 and I8 by means of the adhesive undersurface I2 and has one portion extending past the. mid-portion of gauze pad 13. Protective strip 25 is secured to strips 2|, 22 and-'23 by means of the adhesive undersurface l2 and also has one portion extending pastthe mid-portion of gauze pad 13 so that protective strip 25 overlaps protective strip 24 as is shown at 26 in Fig.- ures 1 and 3. Protective strips 24 and 25 may have their ends provided with slits 21 and 28 which correspond with slits l4 and I5, and slits 29 and 30 which correspond with slits l9 and 20.
In using the bandage to protect a protruding portion of the body, for example, the knuckle of the index finger, the protective strips 24, and 25 are'removed exposing the gauze pad l3 and theadhesive undersurface l2 of the strips I 6 and I8, and 2| to 23. Gauze pad [3 is then placed in the desired position over the knuckle and the opposite center strips l1 and 22 are then pressed against the first phalanx of the finger and against the back of the hand respectively while the hand is in its normal partially closed position as is shown in Figure 4. Strips l8 and 23 are then passed over strips 22 and I1, respectively, the angle at which they lie in respect to strips 22 and I! being determined by the convexity of the knuckle on which gauze pad l3 lies.
It will be noted that this placement of strips I8 and 23 will. cause one side of gauze pad l3 to bend to conform to the outside convex surface of the knuckle. Strips I6 and 2| are then crossed over strips l8 and 23, respectively. This placement of strips I8 and 23 will cause the other side of gauze pad |3 to bend to conform to the inside convex surface of the knuckle. In this manner gauze pad 13 will be bent into a substantially cup shape and will closely follow and overlie the convex surface of the knuckle as is shown in Figure 5.
In applying the bandage to protect the second knuckle of the finger, gauze pad I3 is placed over the knuckle while the knuckle is in the nor mal partially bent position and strip IT is firmly pressed against the fleshy pad 3| of the first phalanx of the finger while strip 22 is pressed against the fleshy pad 32 of the second phalanx of the finger. I! and strip H5 is crossed over strip l8. after strip 2| is crossed over strip 22 and is pressed to the fleshy pad 3|. Strip 23 is then passed over strip 2| and pressed to fleshy pad 32 and strip 22. The proper tension is main- Strip I8 is next passed over strip tained on each strip as it is secured to the finger is.
be crossed over at the appropriate angles and subjected to the appropriate tension before being secured to the body so as to adapt the bandage for use about any convex surface of the body. The illustrated bandage can be employed on flat surfaces in the same manner as conventional 55 bandages of this type by securing strips l6 to l8 and 2| to 23 in parallel relation to each other.
If desired vents 3|a and 32a, maybe provided in cover member immediately above gauze pad |3.
It will be obvious that various changes and I modifications may be made in the illustrated and described bandage without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention and I, therefore, aim in the appended claims to cover all such There- I changes and modifications as fall within the true spirit and scope of my invention.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. A bandage comprising a substantially rectangular cover member having an adhesive undersurface; and a gauze pad attached to said adhesive undersurface intermediate the ends of said cover member and extending transversely of said cover member and from side to side of said cover member, each end of said cover member being provided with a pair of laterally spaced slits extending longitudinally of said cover memher from points adjacent a side of said gauze pad to the end of said cover member, said slits dividing each end. of said cover member into three strips.
2. A bandage comprising a substantially rectangular cover member having a central portion and six strips integral with said central portion, three of said strips extending from one side of said central portion and the other three of said strips extending from the side of said central portion opposite said one side, said cover member having an adhesive undersurface; and a gauze pad secured to the adhesive undersurface of said central portion.
3. A bandage comprising a cover member having a' rectangular central portion, three strips extending from one side of said central portion and three strips extending from a side of said central portion opposite said one side, said cover member having an adhesive undersurface; and a pad secured to said undersurface of said cover member and coextensive with said central portion.
4.. A bandage comprising a cover member, said cover member having a central portion and two end portions integral with and extending from opposite sides of said central portion, each of said end portions comprising three strips, the strips of one of said end portions being aligned with and extending in opposite direction from the strips of the other of said end portions, said cover member having an adhesive undersurface; and a pad secured to said adhesive undersurface of said cover member and coextensive with said central portion by means of said adhesive undersurface.
AUSTIN N. STANTON.
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