|Publication number||US3376865 A|
|Publication date||Apr 9, 1968|
|Filing date||Nov 1, 1965|
|Priority date||Dec 9, 1964|
|Publication number||US 3376865 A, US 3376865A, US-A-3376865, US3376865 A, US3376865A|
|Original Assignee||Gamper Myrtha|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (22), Classifications (15)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April 9, 1968 M. GAMPER UMBILICAL BINDER Filed Nov. 1, 1965 Myrfha Gamper IN VE N TOR.
BY 3 M g Attorney United States Patent ()fifice 3,376,865 Patented Apr. 9, 1968 3,376,865 UMBILICAL BINDER Myrtha Gamper, 37 Neptunstrasse, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland Filed Nov. 1, 1965, Ser. No. 505,794 Claims priority, application Switzerland, Sept. 9, 1964, 15,988/64 3 Claims. (Cl. 128-169) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Umbilical binder in the form of an elastic belt with a split end forming two overlapping flaps, the opposite end carrying an adhesive strip of the Velcro type (as per US Patent No. 3,054,400) which, upon insertion of the latter end between the two halves, co-operates with a second, similar adhesive strip on one of the flaps while the other flap forms a protective layer preventing contact between the adhesive strips and an infants skin.
This invention relates to an umbilical binder which differs from known umbilical binders by having in the longitudinal direction a belt of elastically extensible woven fabric, for the closing of which there are textile adhesive strips arranged at the ends of the woven fabric belt, at least one of these strips being provided with woven-in pliable hooks so that, when the two ends of the adhesive strips are laid one over the other, the books of one strip catch in the hooks and/or fiber loops of the other strip and thus form a smooth connection, secure but nevertheless easily detachable.
The device according to the invention enables quick and easy connecting of the ends of the umbilical binder in any desired position, but especially in the best possible position with respect to the girth of the body of an infant and the elasticity of the binder. With the umbilical binder according to the invention it is no longer necessary to have several turns round the body, as is required in the case of known binders in order to attain reliable seating. The binder according to the invention not only is quicker and easier to apply, but also needs much less material.
The accompanying drawing shows by way of example one embodiment of an umbilical binder according to the invention; in the drawing:
FIG. 1 shows diagrammatically the umbilical binder stretched out in a plane; and
FIG. 2 shows, also diagrammatically, the umbilical binder partly closed.
In the annexed drawing, reference numeral 1 designates a woven fabric belt of suitable width, amounting for instance to about 10 cm. The belt 1 has to be elastically extensive lengthwise, for which purpose the warp threads running in the longitudinal direction of the strip are made of synthetic material, for instance of nylon thread, whilst the weft threads may consists of cotton. The woven fabric available on the market under the name Helanca'has proved to be particularly suitable for the application in question.
Numerals 2 and 3 designate two textile adhesive strips sewn onto the belt 1, the strip 2 being arranged on the outside of the binder on one end of the belt while the other strip 3 is carried on an inner surface of a flap 5 formed at the other end of the binder. The length of each of these textile adhesive strips amounts to one-third of the whole length of the binder.
Such textile adhesive closures are known on the market as Velcro closures. These bands are in two parts, one of which is provided on one side with woven-in, pliable hooks which for instance may be formed by the cut-open knops of woven-in thermoplastic threads of synthetic material, for instance of nylon. The other part of the adhesive closure may be provided on the contact side also with such woven-in hooks, or even with longer knops lying close to each other and made of woven-in resistant threads, for instance of nylon. When these two parts contact each other, the pliable hooks of one part catch in the hooks or knops of the other part.
Besides the inner end of one adhesive strip 3, one end of a protecting piece of cloth 4 is sewn onto the belt 1 to form a second flap overlapping the flap 5. The length of this protective cloth, which may conveniently consist of the same kind of material as the belt 1, also amounts to about one-third of the length of the whole binder.
When the umbilical binder has to be applied, it is laid out fiat, as shown in FIG. 1, whereby the protecting cloth or flap 4 comes to lie over the adhesive strip 3 on the terminal portion of flap 5 of belt 1. The newborn child is now placed on its back on the middle section of the binder, and then flap 4 is turned over onto the belly. Afterwards the binder end carrying the external adhesive strip 2 is turned over onto the belly from the other side, and next also the binder end 5 carrying the inner adhesive strip 3 is laid thereover, whereby the pliable hooks of the adhesive strip 2 engage the hooks or knops of the adhesive strip 3 and thus form a flat, secure, but nevertheless easily detachable closure. The confronting flap 4 prevents the adhesive strip 3 on flap 5 from coming into contact with the skin of the newborn child. If one adhesive strip is provided with woven-in hooks, and the other adhesive strip has knops, it is preferable that strip 2 have the hooks so that they come to lie on the outside of the binder.
What I claim is:
1. An umbilical binder comprising an elastic belt terminating at one end in two overlapping flaps, a first adhesive strip on one of said flaps facing the other of said flaps, and a second adhesive strip at the other end of said belt positioned to co-operate with said first adhesive strip upon insertion of said other end between said two flaps.
2. An umbilical binder as defined in claim 1 wherein said other flap is of greater width than each of said adhesive strips.
3. An umbilical binder as defined in claim 1 wherein said adhesive strips are spaced from both longitudinal edges of said belt.
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|U.S. Classification||606/201, 128/DIG.150, 450/125|
|International Classification||A61F13/02, A61F13/14, A61F5/24, A61F13/15|
|Cooperative Classification||A61F5/24, A61F2013/15032, A61F13/148, A61F13/0273, Y10S128/15|
|European Classification||A61F5/24, A61F13/14, A61F13/02H|