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Publication numberUS2738789 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 20, 1956
Filing dateNov 12, 1954
Priority dateNov 12, 1954
Publication numberUS 2738789 A, US 2738789A, US-A-2738789, US2738789 A, US2738789A
InventorsMartha K Foxworthy
Original AssigneeMartha K Foxworthy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Disposable abdominal band
US 2738789 A
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March 20, 1956 M K. FOXWORTHY 2,738,789

D'ISPOSABLE ABDOMINAL BAND Filed Nov. 12, 1954 ]N V EN TOR.

1144377444 A- FOXWGETN Y United States Patent DISPOSABLE ABDOMINAL BAND Martha K. Foxworthy, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Application November 12, 1954, Serial No. 468,209 2 Claims. (Cl. 128-167) This invention relates to a disposable abdominal band and more particularly to a band of the type commonly employed to support the abdominal organs of new born babies.

The primary object of the invention is to assure the rapid application of the band to the abdomen of an infant and at the same time preserve the sanitary conditions required in infant care.

Another object is to facilitate the change of the abdominal band with the change of a diaper so as to avoid any possibility of carrying in the abdominal band any waste which may be discharged into the diaper.

The above and other objects may be attained by employing this invention which embodies among its features a sheet of inexpensive relatively soft flexible material, a strip of flexible material secured to one side of said sheet and extending longitudinally therefrom, a coating of pressure sensitive material carried by the strip on the side thereof adjacent the sheet, a second strip of flexible material secured to the opposite side of the sheet and extending longitudinally from the end thereof remote from the first strip, and a coating of pressure sensitive material carried by the second strip whereby upon encircling the abdomen of an infant with the band, the adhesive coatings will engage the band and retain it in position on the infant.

Other features include covers removably carried by the adhesive coatings, and portions of said covers overlapping adjacent ends of the band to define tabs by which the covers may be stripped from the strips.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a side view of a band embodying the features of this invention;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a perspective view illustrating the position of an infant on the band preparatory to the application of the band to the abdomen;

Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3, showing the band in partially encircled relation to the abdomen of the infant; and

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the band showing the manner in which the opposite ends of the band are connected to cause the band to encircle the abdomen of the infant.

Referring to the drawings in detail, this improved disposable abdominal band designated generally comprises an elongated sheet 12 of an inexpensive flexible relatively soft material which, as illustrated in the drawings, is adapted to encircle the abdomen of an infant. Carried by the sheet 12 and extending longitudinally therefrom on opposite sides thereof are strips 14 and 16 which, as illustrated in Figure 2, extend from opposite ends of the sheet 12. Carried .by the strips 14 and 16 on the sides thereof adjacent the sheet 12 are coatings 18 and 20, respectively, of a pressure sensitive adhesive which, when the band encircles the abdomen of the infant, adheres to intermediate portions of the sheet 12, as will be readily understood upon reference to Figures 4 and 5.

In order to facilitate the transportation of the band 10, the coatings 18 are covered by suitable flexible covers 22, such as crinoline, and carried by the covers 22 and 2,738,789 Patented Mar. 20, 1956 overlapping a portion of the adjacent end of the sheet 12 are overlapping portions defining tabs 24, by means of which the covers 22 may be stripped from the adhesive coatings 18 on the strips 14. Similar covers 26 are adhesively attached to the adhesive coatings 20 of the strips 16 and like the covers 22 are extended over the adjacent end of the sheet 12 to define tabs 28, by means of which the covers 26 may be stripped from their respective adhesive coatings 20.

In use, it will be evident that the band is placed on a suitable supporting surface and the infant is placed on the band substantially as illustrated in Figure 3. The sheet 12 is then extended across the abdomen of the infant, as illustrated in Figure 4, and the covers 26 carried by the tabs or strips 16 are stripped from their respective coatings 20 so that as the opposite end of the band is extended around the abdomen of the infant, it will adhere to the strip 16. Continuing on around the abdomen of the infant, the covers 22 are stripped from the adhesive coatings 18 of the strips 14 and the strips are moved into adhesive contact with the flexible sheet 12 to secure the band in place. Obviously, the band or sheet 12 is preferably constructed from a relatively inexpensive material so that it may be disposed of with each diaper change and thus avoid retaining any discharge in contact with the infant.

While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention, it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:

1. As a new article of manufacture, a disposable abdominal band for an infant comprising an elongated sheet of relatively soft flexible material, a strip of flexible material secured to one side of said sheet and extending longitudinally therefrom, a coating of pressure sensitive material carried by the strip on the side thereof adjacent the sheet, a second strip of flexible material secured to the opposite side of the sheet and extending longitudinally from the end thereof remote from the first strip, and a coating of pressure sensitive adhesive material carried by the second strip on the side thereof adjacent the sheet whereby upon encircling the abdomen of an infant with the band the adhesive coatings will engage the band and retain it in position on the infant.

2. As a new article of manufacture, a disposable abdominal band for an infant comprising an elongated sheet of relatively soft flexible material, a strip of flexible material secured to one side of said sheet and extending longitudinally therefrom, a coating of pressure sensitive material carried by the strip on the side thereof adjacent the sheet, a second strip of flexible material secured to the opposite side of the sheet and extending longitudinally from the end thereof remote from the first strip, a coating of pressure sensitive adhesive material carried by the second strip on the side thereof adjacent the sheet whereby upon encircling the abdomen of an infant with the band the adhesive coatings will engage the band and retain it in position on the infant, covers removably carried by the adhesive coatings, and portions of said covers overlapping adjacent ends of the band to define tabs by which the covers may be stripped from the strips.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 437,994 Jacobs Oct. 7, 1890 986,655 Taylor Mar. 14, 1911 1,753,106 Barth Apr. 1, 1930

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Classifications
U.S. Classification450/94, 450/154, 450/156, D29/101.4
International ClassificationA61F13/14
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/148
European ClassificationA61F13/14