US 3470590 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 7, 1969 Zg a. 66
United States Patent 3,470,590 ADHESIVE FASTENER Adam Frank Hoff, P.O. Box 493, Baltimore, Md. 21203 Filed Aug. 24, 1966, Ser. No. 574,695 Int. Cl. B42f 1/00; A61f 13/00 US. CI. 24-67 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An adhesive tape as used for fastening surgical bandages and pads, to injured or infected parts of a patients body, with the tape lengths being cut to desired lengths for suitable application, with the pre-cut lengths being folded, so that the adhesive faces of the tape meet each other. A paper, plastic, or other suitable tab is inserted in between the terminal open ends of the folded tape, that serves as gripping means to separate and pull off said ends' from the tab, thereby permitting the opening of the folded tape into a continuous tape surface that is ready for application, thereby dispensing with the present use of scissors, or other cutting edge members to provide separated tape lengths for application use.
My invention pertains to adhesive tape such as is used for fastening gauze pads and other dressings to infections body portions.
The main objects of the invention is to provide precut lengths of adhesive tape of desired sizes for fastening gauze and other dressings to body portions, and so, be of ready use in case of emergency.
At present, adhesive tape of similar use is available in rolled form in metal or plastic cases.
The present packaging of adhesive tape requires either scissors for separating desired lengths of tape for application use, or the packages containing the tape are provided with movable cutting members adapted to sever desired portions of the tape.
In the first instance, while in hospitals, or in the doctors office, where the tape is of daily use, the severance of the tape from the roll presents very little problem. However, in the home or in the plant, where in an emergency, the injured is most preoccupied with the injury, and time is an element, the patient often becomes confused in readily finding a scissors and in the fumbling process of cutting the tape.
In like manner, in the improved packaging type of adhesive tape, where a movable cutting member is incorporated in the packaging case, the severance of the tape from the spool in case of emergency equally becomes confusing. Firstly, because of the different designs of said packages by the different manufacturers, where the patient becomes confused and impatient in finding out how to sever the tape from the spool, how to operate the cutting edge, and how to adjust the tape, and secondly, in order for severing the tape from the spool, the tape must be pulled off the spool, and in proper alignment with the cutting edge, and most generally, the patient pulls out the tape in any haphazard manner, and is not in alignment with the cutting edge, so that the tape is not completely severed from the spool, and proves a source of real annoyance to the patient.
The decisive advantage of our improved tape reside in the following:
By using precut lengths of tape to suit diflierent sizes of dressing pads, the tape is always ready for use by merely removing it from the package.
Furthermore, by folding the adhesive sides of the tape upon each other, and by inserting a tab member in between the terminal open ends of the tape, it effects a "ice ready opening of the folded sides of the tape in case of emergency, and becomes ready for instant use in case of an emergency.
Moreover, if desired, two tab members may be used, with the top edge of one tab member protruding beyond the top edge of the other tab member, thereby effecting an easier and readier partition of the tape.
The tab members may be of different shapes and of different materials, such as paper, plastic, and the like.
Our improved tape introduces a radical departure, and at the same time, of real importance in emergency use, as compared with the present use of adhesive tape, both with reference to its ready application, cost economy, and compactness.
The advantages of the invention are more fully evident from the following specification and drawing, where- FIGURE 1 illustrates a front plan view of an adhesive strip in folded upon itself form of precut size for ready application.
FIGURE 2 illustrates a side plan view of the tape shown in FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 illustrates a front plan view of an improved adhesive stn'p as shown in FIGURES 1 and 2.
FIGURE 4 illustrates a side plan view of the upper part of the strip shown in FIGURE 3.
Referring to the drawing 66 represents a precut adhesive strip, that is folded upon itself on the adhesive side, as 67 and 68, and having at its open end 69 a separating member 70, made of plastic, paper, or other suitable material, that serves to open and separate the tape for use. For certain purposes, a circular separator 71 may be used, because of the easy separation of the member from the tape. However, for mass production puposes, the sep arating member may run across the width of the tape as at 70, and if desired, a double member may be used, as 72 and 73, when one member may be longer than the other, as 74, for easier separation and gripping the members for purposes of opening the strip.
It is understood that I may effect such changes in the invention as herein described that would result in its most efficient operation, provided I do not depart from the spirit of the invention as herein described and illustrated.
What I claim is:
1. In an adhesive tape such as used for fastening surgical dressings to a body portion of a patient, with the adhesive tape being pre-cut to desired length and folded upon itself on its adhesive face and through its continuous longitudinal surface length, at least one detachable tab member disposed in between the adhesive terminal open ends of the tape, with each adhesive face of the tape being fastened to at least one side of the tab, with the tab end of the tab protruding laterally and away from the tape main body and in the same extension as the tape main body, with one of the fastening sides of the tape being adapted to be pulled off said tab, and so open the entire folded length of the tape main body for application use throughout its entire opened adhesive face, by pulling off the tab member from the other terminal face end of the tab after application.
2. In an adhesive tape, as set forth in claim 1, two tab members adjacent each other on their inside faces and fastened on their outside faces to the inner adhesive faces of the terminal ends of the tape main body, with the protruding end of one tab member extending beyond the protruding end of the adjacent tab member, and serving to facilitate the ready separation of the tab members in the separation of the folded tape main body throughout its length for application use.
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