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Publication numberUS880041 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 25, 1908
Filing dateJan 22, 1906
Publication numberUS 880041 A, US 880041A, US-A-880041, US880041 A, US880041A
InventorsHenry T Renton
Original AssigneeHenry T Renton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Belt and support for abdominal treatment.
US 880041 A
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No. 880,041. PATENTED FEB. 25, 1908.






PATENTEI) FEB. 25, 1908.



thicknesses of nmterisl, stiffened sorted lnyer or ineased in sueh ing the edges of the division 0yer- -the ahings, in which 1 hnve shown a,

7 Be .,(:it,izen of the United States,residirrg at 02thlmprow-nneuts in provide an ellieient ventilation; l also, at

tion 1 providetwo or more v,UmTrn smiths PATENT orrron.


BELT ANB stirroitrrronsnnowrlm. TREATMENT.

To .(ill to am it may eoncern:

it known that l, HENRY l. RENTON, a

land, eount r oi'.;\ln1nedn, and State of ("nth fornin, have invented eertain new and useful .BPlt-S and Supports for Abdominal 'lrentment, of which the followmg is nspeeifiention.

.ln carrying out my'inventiou 1 construct a; belt-or other snml'nr article, which embraces the body in such position as to cover the obdomen, in front, and'the. kidneys, at tho-- bnek, and. also other ports of the bodywhen desired. This 'belt. liprovide with elostio gussets to distribute the pressure nrulpre- Wnt jarring from the movements of the patient. 1 make the device of two or more wire gauze and stitched orfquilted'thmug 1, thus combining them into one. Thewire gauze, may be sinqvly insertech between the layers, or it may be interwoven in. ose'pn-rste inloyer by rolling: in :1 prepared pulpgor otherwise. The. belt, thus eonstrueted, l perforate at suit able intervals and insert hit-riots, which form an additional strengthening means and also suitable points, insert it medicated padhetween the layers of material, and perforate the inner lnyer so that the medicament may reach the body of the wearer. I slsoc'ohstruct the device-with a. divided front, curvdomen, with laces for lacing it up, sothlit it hooks under the abdomen 'a'nd also Provides an adjustable point which may be drawn-up or let out as required us-the'treiltnlenfprogresses. The belt is made in two parts, the points of separation being at the sides of the wearer, which pnrts are connected by lacing and otherwise. At these points of separa rows of lace holes, where lacing is used, and two or more rows of studs, where the stud and elnsp fastening is used. Thus, ssthe treatment rogresses, one or more rows of holes, or stud; may be out off and reduce the size of the belt.-

\'various other features and details of the invention will be full) set forth hereinafter, in connection with the accompanying drawbelt containing ostume s my invention in what 1 form.

Specification ofiLli'tt-ers Patent. Application filed January 22. 1905. Serial 110.297.351.

; elevation of the belt stretched 3 is an elevation of part of a 'ing the layers together,

In the drawings shows the belt Patented. Feb. '25,-1808.

Fig. 2 is'ttn out fist. Fig belt, wportion ol' the onter'luyer of material being removed to show the. wire gauze hetween the 'l' yers.

applied to the body of n-wearer.

z'lig. 4 is :1 similar elevution from the inner side, with n portion of the inner layer 'removed to show the meliented ad between the layers. Fig. 5; is n sectional ing the medicated pad, and also the. ventilating holes, on line 5, 5, Fig. at. Fig. ti is a cross section on the line 6, 6, of Fig. 2.

In these several figures: A represents the front of the belt, which is divided at its lower edge at (t. as appears in Figs. 1 and 2. The edges of this division are curved so that when laced up, the belt will hook under the abdomen. so to speak, and support it and hold it up. The. front of the bark shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, are made 8 of atleast two thicknesses or lovers the. belt, as well uniterial, between which I place wire'gsuze i), as shown in Fig. ll represents the hoot: of the. belt.

llfhe two layers ofisteriol, e, d, which eonsti tute. the surfaces of the belt, are stitched, or quilted through by rows of diagonal stitehing; and are fort-h eyelets f inserted at suitsbl eyelets, in addition to thei e intervals. The

provide a. very very necessary ch 1s wornconefiieient ventilation, whi in an article of this kind, will stantly.

C are-elastic gussets suitably disposed at different parts of the belt to insure its conforlnity to the body of the wearer, and pre vent chafing or jarring from the movements of the wearer. These gussets may be varied in size and extent, and some of them may be at times omitted. For example a belt for a masculine patient usually-does not re uire the smne number of gus'setsas one-for a emis nine patient, owing to the different shape of the body. i

I D are elastic, sections of the belt, which not only assiht the gu'ssets in cousin it to conview shortor bound. together by the nction of securform to the shape of the body, ut also i115" sure the front and back sections being draw p tightly against. the body. The elqstic sections D are made usually integral with the back B of the belt, thus thm the {aims between the front and back 5 'cient y for forward to be easily reach the wearer.

One of these joints, between its I fastening.

back, is formed with eyelet-holes end laces, by which the parts are laced. together, as seen at E, and the other joint formed with the metal clesps and studs of the ordinary corset The joint F I; provide with'two or more rows of studs,-H, so that, when. it

' patient has been under treatment for some time, end in consequence requires it smaller belt, the endrow may be cut oil and the next nmple over the kidneys, I introduce medicated pads, as I, see Figs. 41' and 5. I have obtained the best results by introducing these pads between the layers of the belt, as

shown in those figures. In order that the medicament may reach the body of the wearer, and be absorbed thereby, I perforate the inner layer dfss at 5,. The medicament see 041' may be renewed from time to time by apply ing it to the pod through these perforations.

Obviously the structural details of the belt may be varied considerably, and in fact must be varied to make it conform to different wearers, and it n1 e'y be made in the form of a belt, or in the forni of a corset, or in the form of a simple support.

'Whet I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is In combination, a belt comprised of a pinrality of layers of material, a reticulated body interposed between said layers, a mediceted ped between the layers of the belt eye lets penetrating the belt, and rubber gnssets positioned at intervals olon the opposite edges of the; belt and the me icated pad.

in testimony whereof I have affixed my signature in presence of subscribing witnesses this Rh day of October, 1905.

HENRY T. BENTON. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA41C1/00