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Publication numberUS3054400 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 18, 1962
Filing dateJan 24, 1962
Priority dateJan 24, 1962
Publication numberUS 3054400 A, US 3054400A, US-A-3054400, US3054400 A, US3054400A
InventorsJoseph T Lizio
Original AssigneeJoseph T Lizio
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bandage
US 3054400 A
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Sept. 18, 1962 1', 210 3,054,400

BANDAGE Filed Jan. 24, 1962 INVENTOR.

rfaSf/W Z L/Z/d United States Patent Ofiice 3,054,400 Patented Sept. 18, 1962 3,054,400 BANDAGE Joseph T. Lizio, 794 White Birch Lane, Wantagh, N.Y. Filed Jan. 24, 1962, Ser. No. 168,563 12 Claims. (Cl. 128163) (Granted under Title 35, US. Code (1952), sec. 266) The invention described herein may be manufactured and used by or for the Government of the United States of America for governmental purposes without the payment of any royalties thereon or therefor.

This invention relates to bandages and especially to a reusable bandage which can be easily applied and removed.

At the present time, the most widely used method of bandaging is to wrap the injured part of the body with a number of layers of gauze from a roll of cotton gauze. It requires an expert to effect a skillful bandaging job on many parts of the human body and, unless the job is skillfully done and properly taped, the bandage has a tendency to unravel. If the wound must be inspected, the bandage has to 'be cut off and a new bandage applied afterwards, a time-consuming process.

The bandage described herein can be easily and speedily removed from the dressing on the wound and can be easily reapplied when needed. A typical embodiment of the invention comprises a rectangular strip of strong cloth having a series of spaced, inwardly extending loops along one longitudinal side, the same side formed with a roughly V-shaped, centrally located excision. A pair of draw strings extend in opposite directions from the tops of the V. At one end of the bandage, two pads of Velcro pile are placed along the longitudinal edges on one side of the plane of the bandage and, at the other end, two pads of Velcro pile are placed complementarily along the longitudinal edges on the other side of the plane of the bandage.

An object of the invention is to simplify application and removal of bandages.

Another object is to provide a multipurpose, reusable bandage.

A further object is to provide a reusable head bandage which is adjustable for a range of head sizes.

Other objects and many of the attendant advantages of this invention will be readily appreciated as the same becomes better understood by reference to the following detailed description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of an embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 2-2 in FIG. 1; and

FIG. 3 is a plan view of another embodiment of the invention.

The embodiment of the invention shown in plan view in FIG. 1 comprises a rectangular strip 12 of a strong, pliable material such as nylon or muslin. One of the longitudinal sides contains a V-shaped excision, or indentation, 14. The depth of the excision 14 is, perhaps, onequarter to one-third of the width of the strip 12, although this dimension is not critical and may vary.

A pair of draw strings 16 and 18 are securely afiixed at the upper ends 20 and 22, respectively, of the V-shaped excision 14. (In this case, the draw strings happen to he a continuation of an edging which is sewn along the longitudinal side.) Extending inwardly from and afl'ixed to the longitudinal side which carries the draw strings 16 and 18 is a set of loops 24 spaced at convenient intervals. 7

A pair of Velcro pile pads 26 and 28 is afiixed at one of the transverse ends of the strip 12 on one side of the plane of the strip. A second pair of Velcro pile pads 30 and '32 are located at the other transverse end and on the other side of the plane of the str'p. When the bandage is formed into a circle or loop (as, for example, when it is used around a human head), the Velcro pads will contact each other (30 with 26 and 32 with 28) and will adhere under simple finger pressure until pulled apart forcibly. The additional length of pads 26 and 28 permit some adjustment in the size of the bandage.

When the bandage is applied around a persons head, for example, the draw strings 16 and 18 can be passed through the loops 24, pulled tight and tied together, thereby conforming the upper longitudinal side to the slope of the head. The draw strings may also be passed through the loops after the bandage encircles the head to form a webbing over the top of the skull.

The bandage may also be folded in half and used as a conventional bandage, the draw strings being wound around the outside of the bandage to hold it in place.

FIG. 3 shows another embodiment of the bandage in which the important modification is the insertion of a piece of elastic material 34 along the width of the bandage so that the bandage can be stretched. If desired, the entire rectangular strip 12 can be fabricated from elastic material.

Typical dimensions for a head bandage might be a length of about 30 inches and a width of about 4 inches. The longer pads 26 and 28 might be about 4 inches long and the shorter pads 30 and 32 about 2 inches long. Dimensions are not critical and may be 'varied for different applications, although any given bandage, after it has been fabricated, is also adjustable in size over a small range.

Other types of fastening means may be employed, although the Velcro pads are preferred. For example, ordinary snap-fasteners may be used, or even draw strings located along the transverse ends of the bandage.

Obviously other modifications and variations of the present invention are possible in the light of the above teachings. It is therefore to be understood that within the scope of the appended claims the invention may be practiced otherwise than as specifically described.

I claim: I

1. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable material;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from one of the longitudinal sides of said strip, said loops extending on both sides of the center of said one longitudinal side toward the transverse ends of said strip;

a pair of draw strings, each affixed at one of its ends near the center of said one longitudinal side; and

complementary adhering means located at the transverse ends of said strip, the part of said adhering means at one end being placed on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed at the opposite side of the plane of said strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

2. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable cloth;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from one of the longitudinal sides of said strip, said loops extending on both sides of the center of said one longitudinal side toward the transverse ends of said strip;

a pair of draw strings, each afiixed at one of its ends near the center of said one longitudinal side; and

complementary adhering means located at the transverse ends of said strip, the part of said adhering means at one end being placed on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed at the opposite side of the plane of said strip, bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

3. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable material;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from one of the longitudinal sides of said strip, said loops extending on both sides of the center'of said one longitudinal side toward the transverse ends of said strip;

a pair of draw strings, each affixed at one of its ends near the center of said one longitudinal side; and

adhering pads of the type having resilient hook threads thereon, at least one pad being placed at one transverse end on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and at least one complementary pad being placed at the other transverse end on the opposite side of the plane of said bandage strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

4. A bandage comprising, in combination: a rectangular strip of pliable elastic material; a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from one of the longitudinal sides of said strip, said. loops extending on both sides of the center of said one. longitudinal side toward the transverse ends of said.

strip;

' a pair of draw strings, each afiixed at one of its ends near the center of said one longitudinal side; and

complementary adhering means located at. the transverse ends of said strip, the part of said adhering means at one end being placed on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed at the opposite side of the plane of said strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

5. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable material having anelastic insert permitting said strip to be stretched along its longitudinal dimension;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from one of the longitudinal sides of said strip, said loops extending on both sides of the center of said one longitudinal side toward the transverse ends of said strip;

a pair of draw strings, each afiixed at one of its ends near the center of said one longitudinal side; and

complementary adhering means located at the transa rectangular strip of pliable material formed with a substantially V-shaped excision in one of its longitudinal sides;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from said one longitudinal side, said loops extending on both sides of said excision toward the transverse ends of said strip;

a pair' of draw strings, each fastened to a difierent one of the points at which said V-shaped excision meets said one longitudinal side; and

so that when saidv complementary adhering meanslocated at the transverse ends of said strip, the part of said adhering means at one end being placed on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed on the opposite side of the plane of said strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

7. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable clot-h formed with a substantially V-shaped excisionin one of its longitudinal sides;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from said one longitudinal side, said loops extending on both sides of said excision toward the transverse ends of said strip; 7

a pair of dr-aw strings, each fastened to a different one of the points at which said V-shaped excision meets said one longitudinal side; and

complementary adhering means located at the transverse ends of said strip, the part of said adhering means at one end being placed on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed on the opposite side of the plane of said strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

8. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable cloth formed with a substantially V-shaped. excision in one of its longitudinal sides;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from said one longitudinal side, said loops extending on both sides of said excision toward the transverse ends of said strip;

a pair of draw strings, each fastened to a difierent one of the points at which said V-shaped excision meets said one longitudinal side; and

adhering pads of the type having resilienthook threads thereon, at least one'pad being placed at one transverse end on one side of the plane of .said bandage strip and at. least one complementary pad being.

placed at the other transverse end on the opposite side of the plane'of said bandage strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

9. A bandage. comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable elastic material formed with a substantially V-shaped excision in one of its longitudinal sides; Y

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from said one longitudinal side, said loops extending on both sides of said excision toward the transverseends of said strip; v a pair of draw strings, each fastened to a diiferent one of the points at which said V-shaped excision meets said one longitudinal side; and r a at the transverse ends of said strip, the part ofv said adhering means at one end being placed onone side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed on the opposite side of the plane of said strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and'the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself;

10. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable material having an elastic insert permitting said striplto 'be stretched along its longitudinal dimension formed with a substantially V-sh'aped excision in one of its longitudinal sides;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from said one longitudinal side, said loops extending on both sides of said excision toward the transverse ends of said strip;

a pair of draw strings, each fastened to a dilferent one of the points at which said V-shaped excision meets said one longitudinal side; and

complementary adhering means located at the transverse ends of said strip, the part of said adhering means at one end being placed on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed on the opposite side of the plane of said strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends adhere and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

11. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable material;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from one of the longitudinal sides of said strip, said loops extending on both sides of the center of said one longitudinal side toward the transverse ends of said p;

a pair of draw strings, each aflixed at one of its ends near the center of said one longitudinal side; and complementary pressure-actuated fastening means located at the transverse ends of said strip, the part of said fastening means at one end being placed on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed at the opposite side of the plane of said strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends are fastened together and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

12. A bandage comprising, in combination:

a rectangular strip of pliable cloth;

a plurality of spaced loops depending inwardly from one of the longitudinal sides of said strip, said loops extending on both sides of the center of said one longitudinal side toward the transverse ends of said strip;

a pair of draw strings, each atfixed at one of its ends near the center of said one longitudinal side; and

complementary pressure-actuated fastening means lo cated at the transverse ends of said strip, the part of said fastening means at one end being placed on one side of the plane of said bandage strip and the complementary part at the other end being placed at the opposite side of the plane of said strip, so that when said bandage is wound around an object and the transverse ends are pressed together, the ends are fastened and the bandage does not unravel by itself.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,497,858 Lewis June 17, 1924 2,453,934 Preston Nov. 16, 1948 FOREIGN PATENTS 549,268 Great Britain Nov. 13, 1942

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Classifications
U.S. Classification602/58, 128/DIG.150, 602/75, 450/81, 602/60
International ClassificationA61F13/56, A61F13/12, A61F13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/12, A61F2013/00565, A61F2013/00102, A61F2013/00119, A61F13/62, A61F2013/5672, A61F15/006, Y10S128/15
European ClassificationA61F13/00