US 3419003 A
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Dec. 31, 19 J. KRAUSS ET AL 3,419,003
STRETCH BANDAGE Filed on. 26. 1966 INVENTORS JOHN KRAUSS RICHARD J. BARBU QMMJ M ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,419,003 STRETtZH BANDAGE John Krauss, Jamaica Estates, and Richard J. Barbu,
Lindenhurst, N.Y., assignors to Markbar Corporation, Garden City, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed Oct. 26, 1966, Scr. No. 594,349 3 Claims. (Cl. 128-157) This invention relates to articles made of fabric employing natural, synthetic and artificial fibers and more particularly to such articles which can be usefully employed as a medical bandage.
Pressure sensitive bandages are, of course, known. Such articles have at least three disadvantages. Firstly,'their removal especially from hairy portions of the body can be painful. Secondly, in ordinary usage the tape bandage will apply little or no pressure to the wound and thirdly, the tape is fixed in position and will not give as, for example, when a patient wearing the tape bandage turns in bed which can result in Opening the wound. It is a desideratum of the present invention to provide a bandage not having these disadvantages in use while at the same time applying some slight pressure to the wounded area. To this end, the invention provides a bandage in tubular form of sufficient size to slip over the body to the location of the wound which is ordinarily covered by gauze or a cloth bandage. The bandage has elastic properties so that it will give in any direction while constantly maintaining pressure on the cut or Wound. Its universal stretchability is an important feature of the invention as is the particular arrangement of threads which affords this advantage of construction.
One object of the invention is to provide an improved bandage construction.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bandage which eliminates some of the enumerated disadvantages of tape bandages yet supplies slight constant pressure to cut or wound.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent on reading the following detailed description of one embodiment thereof which is taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:
FIG. 1 shows the general tubular construction of the improved bandage;
FIG. 2 is a fragmentary view showing the details of construction of the improved bandage; and
FIG. 3 illustrates the bandage as applied to the elbow of the wearer.
According to 16. 3, it is assumed that the wearer of the bandage has a wound in the region of the elbow.
Patented Dec. 31, 1968 "ice A gauze 4 has been directly applied to the wound which may have medicants and the bandage 5 holds the gauze in place.
Referring to FIG. 2, there are shown circumferential threads 6 arranged in criss-cross formation and longitudinal threads 7 loosely wound in chain fashion at the intersections of the circumferential threads.
The threads 6 have elastic cores 8 encased in left hand wrapping thread 9 and right hand wrapping thread 10.
It is clear that the bandage will yield or stretch in any direction. That is, it will stretch at any angle relative to the longitudinal threads due to the criss-cross formation of the elastic threads 6 and will yield somewhat longitudinally due to the loosely woven chain formation of the longitudinal threads.
Accordingly, the bandage will serve its main function of keeping the gauze in place over the wound and will yield under stretch pressure without pulling on the gauze and possibly opening the wound. In most instances the stretching of a portion of the threads in this matter would not affect the slight pressure applied to the gauze by the remaining threads.
Various modifications of the invention may be effected by persons skilled in the art without departing from the principle and scope thereof as defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A stretch bandage comprising a fabric in tubular form, said fabric having circumferential threads with elastic cores and loosely woven chain threads wrapped on said circumferential threads and directed longitudinally of said bandage, said fabric being universally stretchable.
2. A stretch bandage as defined in claim 1 wherein said circumferential threads are arranged in criss-cross formation and the longitudinal threads are wrapped about the circumferential threads at intersections thereof.
3. A stretch bandage as defined in claim 2 wherein left and right hand threads are wound on the elastic cores of said circumferential threads.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,279,465 10/1966 Cherio et al 128l71 3,299,890 1/1967 Parker 128156 3,306,288 2/1967 Rosenfield 128157 ADELE M. EAGER, Primary Examiner.
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