|Publication number||US717659 A|
|Publication date||Jan 6, 1903|
|Filing date||Sep 15, 1902|
|Priority date||Sep 15, 1902|
|Publication number||US 717659 A, US 717659A, US-A-717659, US717659 A, US717659A|
|Inventors||William K Clark|
|Original Assignee||Joseph S Du Quesne, William K Clark|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
PATENTED JAN. 6, 1903.
W. K. CLARK.
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UNITED STATES PATENT Orricn.
WILLIAM K. CLARK, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE- HALF TO JOSEPH S. DU QUESNE, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 717,659, dated January 6, 1903. Application filed se ie'mber 15, 1902. seen No. 123,505. (No man.)
To all whom it may concern: the crotch to hold the pad 6 in place. The Be it known that 1, WILLIAM K. CLARK, astraps may be secured to the pad in any decitizen of the United States, residing at Philasired way-by sewing or otherwise fastening delphia, in the county of Philadelphia and them to the pad or by providing the straps 55 State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain. with'loops 9 to detachably engage hooks new and useful Improvements in Pile-Supon the pad. porters; and I do declare the following to be The pad 6 is oblong in form and longitudia full, clear, and exact description of the innally curved, its upper supporting-face being vention, such as will enable others skilled in concaved to receive the protruding piles and 10 the art to which it appertains to make and labii and its lower face preferably being conuse the same. vex and tapering toward each end, so as to This invention relates to a truss designed offer the least possible degree of interference for the use of those afflicted with piles; and or projection. The length of the pad is such its object is to provide a truss of'this characthat it is adapted to project slightly beyond r 5 ter which obviates certain objections to prior the anal opening at frontand rear, thusbringdevices of its kind and supports the piles in ing the deepest part of the concavity in alinethe most effective manner to obtain positive ment with said opening, so that the protruding relief or eifect a cure. parts may seat therein and be supported with- The invention consists of a truss embodyout liability of undue pressure being thrown 7o 2:) ing certain improvedfeatures and combinathereon orof the pad being pressed up into tions of parts, as hereinafter described. the canal. The purpose of my construction Figure 1 is a perspective View of the truss; is to avoid theinjurious consequences induced Fig. 2 is a side elevation and partial longituby the practice of using a pad which is made dinal section of the pad or support. Fig. 3 to project into the canal or is liable to under 2 5 is a cross-section of the same. Fig. 4 is a pressure, as when the patient sits down, bottom plan view of the pad, and Fig. 5 shows whereby the sphincter is held in an unnatural a modification of the pad. dilated condition, resulting in an impairment 1 in the drawings represents a belt or band of its functional action when the support is of such shape and size as to fit about the body long used. In so doing my device exercises a 8c 30 of the wearer at a point below'the waist, prefbetter curative action, as it does not strain or erablycoming immediately overthe hips at the irritate the parts. sides, over the crotch at the rear, and against The pad may consist, as shown in Figs. 1 thepoint of greatest extension ofthe abdomen to 3, inclusive, of a hollow elastic base 11, at the front, thus adapting it to be worn preferably inflated with air and supportinga 8 3 5 where it is subjected to least motion, leaving hard-rubber or wooden saddle 12, longitudithe waist portion of the body unincuinloered nally curved and concaved to act as a recepand free to move without restriction. By this tacle for the protruding parts and a seat for means the body movements are not interfered the rectum. This saddle gives the necessary with, while at the same time the parts of the protection to the parts under treatment, while 4o truss are prevented from moving unduly and the elastic body 11 forms a cushion which chafing the wearer. One end of the belt is preventsthe saddle from exertingexcess presprovided with buttonholes. 2 to receive butsure when the wearer is seated and takes up tone 3 on the opposite end of the belt, whereall shocks or jars. Thus the elastic body by the latter may be fastened on the wearer. gives a desirable cushioning action, while the 5 designates a bifurcated front supporting non-elastic saddle gives the necessary supstrap, and 5 a rear supporting-strap, which port and prevents the protruding parts from are connected to the pad 6 and which are proforcing the elastic body down. In some cases, vided at their free ends with buttonholes 7 however, I may make the pad of wood or other to adjustably engage buttons 8 on the belt. material and dispense with the cushion, as 50 These straps are preferably made of leather shown in Fig. 5, in which the pad 6 correor other inelastic material and extend through sponds to the form of pad shown in the other figures, but has no elastic or cushioned base. Preferably the saddle is made about oneeighth of an inch thick, three inches long, five-eighths of an inch wide at the center, and diminishing to about one-half an inch width at each end, the concavity at the center being about one-fourth deep, more or less, to suit the patient. These proportions may, however, be varied as occasion may require and as experience may demonstrate as most advisable in fitting the supporter to the patient to secure the best results.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, the construction and mode of operation of the invention will be readily understood, and it will be seen that the form of pad provided not only protects and supports the protruding parts, but removes the strain, giving rest and comfort to the wearer and causing a rapid amelioration or cure of the disease. This action is of course promoted by the construction of the belt, which prevents the pad from shifting under body movements, and thus relieves the parts of irritation.
Various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A pile-support comprising an elongated pad formed of a cushioned base carrying a saddle having a concaved upper face, and means for supporting said saddle on the body, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
WILLIAM K. CLARK.
EDWARD B. ZELNER, JNo. F. DU QUESNE.
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