|Publication number||US3071133 A|
|Publication date||Jan 1, 1963|
|Filing date||Dec 30, 1960|
|Priority date||Dec 30, 1960|
|Publication number||US 3071133 A, US 3071133A, US-A-3071133, US3071133 A, US3071133A|
|Inventors||Milton E Eisen|
|Original Assignee||Milton E Eisen|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (49), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jan. I, 1963 M. E. EISEN 3,07
THERAPEUTIC PRESSURIZED GIRDLE Filed Dec. 30, 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR Jan. 1, 1963 M. E. EISEN 3,
THERAPEUTIC PRESSURIZED GIRDLE Filed Dec. 30. 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ivZi INVENTOR MW/VZZZSE/V ATTORNEY United States Patent Ofifice 3,071,133 Patented Jan. 1, 1963 3,071,133 THERAPEUTIC PRESSURIZED GHRDLE Milton E. Eisen, 111 E. 80th St., New York 21, N.Y. Filed Dec. 30, 196i Ser. No. 79,655 3 Claims. (Cl. 128-78) The present invention relates to a pressurized therapeutic garment, particularly a garment of the girdle type which is utilizable in the treatment of low back pain, and coincidental vascular diseases.
According to the present invention, an inflatable bladder is supported within a girdle-type undergarment and air pressure developed in said bladder serves to pressurize the girdle so as to prevent dilation of arterioles and veins in the abdominal regions and to comfortably support the sacro-lumbar junction. The inflatable bladder is positioned within a pocket attached to the back of the undergarment and is inflatable towards the sacro-lurnbar junction and, consequently, is an aid to sufferers of low back pain with such specific conditions as: osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine, rheumatoid spondylitis, sciatica, sacro-iliac strain and herniated intervertebral discs. Such conditions usually have the common denominator of muscle deficiency and fibrositis. By accelerated therapy, including use of the present garment over a period of 3-6 weeks muscle relaxation has been achieved.
It will be readily apparent that the present invention while providing an improved form fitting cushioned support of the sacro-lumbar junction and, while useful for those suffering from back ailments and coincidental vascular diseases is also useful for those healthy persons who would benefit from such support while driving or engaging in other activities which fatigue the back.
Accordingly, it is an object of invention to provide means for pressurization of the sacro-lumbar region.
Another object of invention is to provide a girdle-type undergarment which is utilizable in the treatment of patients suffering from low back pain, and coincidental vascular diseases.
Another object of invention is to provide a girdle-type undergarment which contains inflatable means for pressurizing and supporting the human body.
Yet additional objects of invention will become apparent from the ensuing specification and attached drawings wherein:
FIG. 1 is a front elevation of a girdle-type undergarment shown enveloping a human abdomen;
FIG. 2 is a rear elevation of the undergarment showing in phantom conventional bone reinforcing means and inflatable bladder 32;
FIG. 3 is an enlarged perspective showing bulb-type hand pump utilized for inflating the bladder;
FIG. 4 is a side view showing front and back portions of the undergarment positioned about a human body and showing in phantom bladder 32 inflated so as to provide maximum support at the sacro-lumbar junction of the spine;
FIG. 5 is a transverse section of the undergarment, taken along section line 55 of FIG. 1 and showing the bladder filling neck 34 supported within tab 36 of the undergarment front; and
FIG. 6 is a vertical section, taken along section line 66 of FIG. 2 and showing bladder 32 positioned within inner pocket 18 adjacent the undergarment back 14.
In FIGS. 1 and 2 undergarment 10 is shown as comprising front 12 and back 14 which are adjustably attached to each other by means of laces 30. Front 12 is provided with medial reinforcing portion 16 in which conventional reinforcing bones 13 may be inserted. Garters 26 may depend from both the front and back portions of the undergarment. Manifestly, the garment may be manufactured, also, with a depending pants portion. Vertically disposed zipper track 20 with fastener 22 may be supported within front 12.
As illustrated in FIGS. 2 and 4 through 6, back 14 is provided with inner pocket 40 in which is inserted bladder 32, inflatable by means of inflating neck 34 towards the sacro-lumbar junction of the spine. As the bladder is inflate, by hand pump 38, abdominal pressurization with enhanced venous return is provided.
Filling neck 34 is provided with cap 35, neck 34 extending from back 14 into tab portion 36 of the undergarment front 12. Thus, refilling by means of conventional bulb type pump 38, employing ball check or similar valve means may be conveniently accomplished, as illustrated in FIG. 3.
Manifestly, a single piece girdle may be employed together with an inflatable bladder positioned elsewhere within the garment and the present twopiece construction may be otherwise modified without departing from the spirit and scope of invention as defined in the subjoined claims.
1. A therapeutic pressurized undergarment comprising:
(A) A front portion and back portion adjustably attached at their side edges, so as to envelop a human torso;
(B) A bladder supported inwardly of said back portion and when in use inflatable inwardly thereof towards the sacro-lumbar junction of the human body; and
(C) Reinforcing means positioned in said front and back portions and inhibiting longitudinal distension of said front and back portions.
2. A therapeutic pressurized undergarment comprising:
(A) A front portion and a back portion having an inner pocket, said front and back portions being configured to envelop a human torso;
(B) Adjustable means interconnecting said front and back portions;
(C) A bladder positioned in said pocket and inflatable towards the lumbar region of the human body; and
(D) Reinforcing means positioned in said front and back portions and inhibiting longitudinal distension of said front and back portions.
3. A therapeutic pressurized undergarment comprising:
(A) A medially reinforced front and a medially reinforced back portion with an inner pocket, said front and back portions being configured to envelop a human torso;
(B) Lace means adjustably interconnecting said front and back portions; and
(C) A bladder positioned in said inner pocket and inflatable inwardly towards the lumbar region of the human body, said bladder having an inflating neck adapted to extend from the back portion around the side of the human body.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,263,937 Sachse Apr. 23, 1918 1,685,477 Beck Sept. 25, 1928 2,216,270 Jacks Oct. 1, 1940 2,481,291 Coleman Sept. 6, 1949 2,762,366 Huxley et al Sept. 11, 1956
|Cited Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US1263937 *||Jun 28, 1917||Apr 23, 1918||Elkon Sachse||Bandage for the treatment of bodily ailments.|
|US1685477 *||Oct 4, 1927||Sep 25, 1928||Samuel E Rizzuto||Corset|
|US2216270 *||Nov 3, 1937||Oct 1, 1940||Lavington Jacks Marian||Corset|
|US2481291 *||Mar 25, 1948||Sep 6, 1949||Maiden Form Brassiere Company||Hip pad|
|US2762366 *||Dec 29, 1954||Sep 11, 1956||Conitech Ltd||Artificial respiration apparatus|
|Citing Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US3285244 *||Jun 8, 1964||Nov 15, 1966||George W Cottrell||Cervical collar|
|US3811434 *||Oct 26, 1972||May 21, 1974||Jacobson S Mfg||Inflatable splint|
|US4178922 *||Sep 23, 1977||Dec 18, 1979||Curlee James D||Therapeutic belt|
|US4178923 *||Sep 23, 1977||Dec 18, 1979||Curlee James D||Therapeutic corset|
|US4552135 *||Mar 5, 1984||Nov 12, 1985||Racz Gabor B||Lumbar belt|
|US4559933 *||Jun 23, 1983||Dec 24, 1985||S.A. Arlux||Orthopaedic lumbo-sacral corset with semi-rigid elements and inflatable pads|
|US4622957 *||Jul 3, 1984||Nov 18, 1986||Curlee James D||Therapeutic corset|
|US4703750 *||Aug 29, 1986||Nov 3, 1987||Sebastian Peter R||Therapeutic lumbosacral appliance|
|US4836194 *||Aug 17, 1987||Jun 6, 1989||Safeguard Industrial Corporation||Therapeutic lumbosacral appliance|
|US4993409 *||Feb 8, 1989||Feb 19, 1991||Royce Medical Company||Back support|
|US5040525 *||Dec 4, 1989||Aug 20, 1991||Ljubomir Georgijevic||Undergarment device for treating hip displacement and dislocation|
|US5111807 *||Oct 11, 1990||May 12, 1992||Ehob Inc.||Back belt|
|US5396906 *||Aug 13, 1992||Mar 14, 1995||Harrold; David W.||Back support belt|
|US5547461 *||Nov 21, 1994||Aug 20, 1996||Mountain Equipment, Inc.||Inflatable lumbar support for backpack|
|US5685321 *||Jun 3, 1996||Nov 11, 1997||Klingenstein; Ralph James||Device and method to facilitate colonoscopy by externally supporting the colon|
|US6149497 *||Jan 13, 1999||Nov 21, 2000||Smith; R. Scott||Foundation garment for the relief of menstrual discomfort|
|US6328627 *||Nov 16, 1999||Dec 11, 2001||R. Scott Smith||Foundation garment for the relief of menstrual discomfort|
|US6471105||May 1, 2000||Oct 29, 2002||Airpacks, Inc.||Shoulder carrier with inflatable lumbar support|
|US6592428 *||Jun 26, 2001||Jul 15, 2003||B'uniques, L.L.C.||Foundation garment for the relief of menstrual discomfort|
|US6793112||Nov 8, 2002||Sep 21, 2004||Airpacks, Inc.||Shoulder carrier with laterally moveable shoulder strap|
|US6863202||Sep 30, 2002||Mar 8, 2005||Airpacks, Inc.||Shoulder carrier with inflatable lumbar support|
|US7631792||Apr 7, 2005||Dec 15, 2009||Philip Troy Christy||Backpack|
|US7716876 *||May 18, 2007||May 18, 2010||Johnson Outdoors Inc.||Catapult air beam with permanently affixed laceloops|
|US7823219||Nov 2, 2010||Angiosome, Inc.||Decubitus ulcer prevention and treatment|
|US8092437 *||Jan 10, 2012||Convatec Technologies Inc.||Controlled evacuation ostomy device with external seal|
|US8096980 *||May 9, 2006||Jan 17, 2012||Convatec Technologies Inc.||Controlled evacuation ostomy device with external seal|
|US8156932||Apr 17, 2012||Embrace Llc||Method and apparatus to relieve menstrual pain|
|US8191550||Jun 5, 2012||Embrace, Llc||Method and apparatus to relieve menstrual pain|
|US9107753||Mar 9, 2012||Aug 18, 2015||Ziivaa Ip, Llc||Method to relieve menstrual pain|
|US9155676 *||Mar 26, 2012||Oct 13, 2015||Manfred Schwaiger-Shah||Device which permits slimming by improving blood flow in the abdomen area|
|US9289320 *||Jan 3, 2014||Mar 22, 2016||Megan Hollern||Inflatable cervical collar|
|US20040089687 *||Nov 8, 2002||May 13, 2004||Ammerman Jill Greene||Shoulder carrier with laterally moveable shoulder strap|
|US20040181197 *||Mar 26, 2004||Sep 16, 2004||Cline John B.||Controlled evacuation ostomy device with external seal|
|US20040203318 *||Jan 14, 2004||Oct 14, 2004||Smith R. Scott||Devices for relieving pelvic discomfort|
|US20050251075 *||Jul 12, 2005||Nov 10, 2005||Smith R S||Devices for relieving pelvic discomfort|
|US20060064800 *||Sep 27, 2004||Mar 30, 2006||Freund Robert M||Decubitus ulcer prevention and treatment|
|US20060206069 *||May 9, 2006||Sep 14, 2006||Cline John B||Controlled evacuation ostomy device with external seal|
|US20060226192 *||Apr 7, 2005||Oct 12, 2006||Christy Philip T||Backpack|
|US20070271854 *||May 18, 2007||Nov 29, 2007||Johnson Outdoors Inc.||Catapult Air Beam With Permanently Affixed Laceloops|
|US20090054818 *||Jun 9, 2005||Feb 26, 2009||Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research||Spinal orthoses|
|US20090173340 *||Mar 16, 2009||Jul 9, 2009||Embrace Llc||Method and Apparatus to Relieve Menstrual Pain|
|US20100198122 *||Aug 5, 2010||Angiosome, Inc.||Methods and apparatus for decubitus ulcer prevention and treatment|
|US20110015708 *||Jan 20, 2011||Embrace, Llc||Method and apparatus to relieve menstrual pain|
|US20110041839 *||Oct 6, 2010||Feb 24, 2011||Embrace, Llc||Compression undergarment for relief of menstrual pain and related method of use|
|US20120226208 *||Mar 26, 2012||Sep 6, 2012||Manfred Schwaiger-Shah||Device that premits slimming by improving blood flow in the skin|
|US20150190266 *||Jan 3, 2014||Jul 9, 2015||Megan Hollern||Inflatable cervical collar|
|EP0077760A2 *||Sep 7, 1982||Apr 27, 1983||Massimo Giontella||Dynamic supporting belt, especially for the treatment of arthrosis of the lumbar region of the vertebral column|
|WO2009130611A2 *||May 29, 2009||Oct 29, 2009||Lopez Jaime Brugos||Slimming band|
|WO2010042080A1 *||Oct 12, 2009||Apr 15, 2010||Meshut Basak||A corset for the purpose of slimming|
|U.S. Classification||602/13, 128/118.1, 128/DIG.200|
|International Classification||A61F5/03, A41C1/08|
|Cooperative Classification||A61F5/03, A41C1/08, Y10S128/20|
|European Classification||A61F5/03, A41C1/08|