US 934625 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
ABDOMINAL BANDAGE. APPLIoATloN FILED JULY 2z, 190s.
934,625. Patented Sept.21, 1909.
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The present invention relates to a novel system of orthopedic abdominal belt which l have devised, vby which a most elegant form is given to the body Without compressing' nor interfering in any'other unhealthy-1' nmnner with the regular' functions of the organs of the seine.
The essential features ot this abdominal belt consist of the particular shape and elosticity of the parts composing thesame and of the absence of stays or steel rods with exception'ot those forming the joining ends of the two parts of thebelt, these latter stays or pieces may be replaced, if desired, by buttons. onhooks.
Owing to the combination and particular torni ot insertion of several elastic pieces, this belt may be applied to the body inA a very 'tight manner, without compressing or hurting:r the abdomen, Veins, femoral and external iliac arteries, nor any other organ,
es is usually the case with the belts of common make.
ln order to facilitate the understanding of this description, illustrative drawings here been annexed thereto, wherein:
Figure l represents a Jemale ligure weer-A ing the orthopedic belt Whichl here invented. Fig. 2 shows separate the parts which on being connected, forni one hall of the belt, the other hal` is made up by a series of similar pieces, Jlint or' inverted cut. The piece l' forms the fore part of the belt and is provided with buttons or hooks; to this piece is joined the piece 2 at the upper part, 1nd at. the lower part, vthe piece 1i these letter two pieces being formedby a series of parallel elastic ribbons or bends.
To the piece 2, the piece 3 has been -counected, and to this latter, the piece d which may be oic a more curved shape, as shoWnin al, this piece may be longer in order to insert the seine simply between the pieces 3 and 5, or else with its edges more rounded, as shown at 4a, in order to allow the abdomen the lateral expansion necessary for its regular function. This piece constitutesthe i :Seh-wee; i i eigenen enfreint; 'or 'BUENOS Ariens s ei-fenomeen 'Beernem ybers 2, 7, 8 and 11.
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'Applicatie filed duly 22, 1G68. ASerial No. 444,863.
isubstantial feature ofthe cut of this belt,
jointly With the elastic bands or `-ribbons placed horizontally at the lower frontparh and indicated 1n the drawings withthecnum- The piece 5 is 'connected'to lthe 'piece 6 which at one of its lower corners 1s.pro vided with a triangular 'elasticpiece the principal' purpose of which is/to avoid'the compression of the femoral and external iliac arteries.
The piece 9, provided at its upper ypart- With an elastic piece 8 lis connected atene side to the pieces 6, 7 and v11 vand at'the other side,'to the piece l0, which constitutes the loaolv part of the belt.- -Tleisniece is pro,- vided-with eyelets in order toconnect the vsame by ,meansof laces with .the vsimilarpart forming the other half of the belt.
n Win be understood that. the orthpedi@ belt forming the object of they present application for Letters Patent, may bemade of any convenient material, end/its height `may also be greater than the height shown inthe drawings.
Having noW particularly Adescribed and ascertained the nature of ymy .present invention and in what manner the'same vis tor-be performed, declare that What "I claim, is:v
l. rFhe herein described orthopedic abdominal belt consisting of twosimilai` sections adapted to be detachably connectedand each' comprising front and rear sta'ys, Van `,elastic member extending ylongitudinally of 'the 'front stay, a non-elasti`c hip 'member con-1 nected with the rear stay, a second yelastic member extending from the front stay'to the said hip member, and Aa pluralityjof nonelastic members arranged abovesaid second elastic member between, and connected to, the first said elastic member and the hip member. 2. The herein described orthopedic abdominal belt consisting of two similar sections adapted to .be detachably connected and each comprising front and rearstays, an elastic member extendingA longitudinally ofthe front stay from the upper endthereoL/a hip member attached to the forwardedge of they member connected with the rear stayand extending upward from the' lower edge thereof, an elastic member `extending from the upper end of the hip member to the `upper edge of the belt, a'transv'ersely extending elast-ic member attached at'its forward end to the freni; stafy and et its Vrein' end te Vthe g, In testmonywvhereof I have signed my hip member, and forming the lower portio i .nume to this specification in the presence of f the beltjljsection forward of the hip meml two subscribing Witnesses. l
. ber, and @plurality of non-elastic: members t ANGELE PETREL. 5' arrengedfabove the last said elastic member Witnesses:
and conne'eted'thereto and also to the rs't ANTONIO L. BELG,
sidelsfic member and the hip section.v ENRIQUE SCHULT;