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Publication numberUS976550 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1910
Filing dateMar 30, 1908
Publication numberUS 976550 A, US 976550A, US-A-976550, US976550 A, US976550A
InventorsBebecca Vibginia Coddington
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical binder.
US 976550 A
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Patented Nov. 22, 1910 11.95 attozvwqo tures of construction hereafter REB'E A'VIRGINI connmeroiv, on. GALLUP, TERRITORY on NEW mnxrco.


To all whom 'it may/co cern:

Be it known that I, REBECCA VIRGINIA C0nD1Ne'roN,'-a citizen of the United States, residing atIGallup, in the county of McKinley and Territory of New Mexico, have inments in Surgical Binders, of which the fol lowing is a Specification.

This invention relates to binders for surgical dressings, and its object is to produce a binder that will be simple in construction and etiicient in operation, being easily and quickly adjusted to hold the (ressings securely in placein various positions on the body of the wearer.

To these ends. my device embodies the fea described, by which one and the same binder may be used to hold surgical dressings in place over the chest, abdomen, back hips, groin, shoulders" .or epigastrium. I l The slipping of surgical dressings out of proper position is one of the greatest causes,

of infected wounds, and my invention is de- Slgned to prevent such sllpping.

In the accompanying drawing: Figure 1 is a perspective view showing my binder in 'one position occupied when in use,

the body of the wearer being shown in dotted lines, and Fig. 2 is a plan view of the binder.

My binder includes a wide band 1 which i .is,gdapted to encircle the body. at any point,

and 5 are secured to the band pass between the the ends being adapted to be secured together by safety pins-when the binder is properly adjusted. Two straps 2 and 3 are secured to this band at one edge near the center, and these straps are adapted to pass over the shoulders'of the wearer and to be secured to the band by safety pins. Two straps t at the opposite edge near the center, and are adapted to to be secured to the band at their other ends two sets of straps enable the band ,to be adjusted to any point on the body of the wearer and to be held in a fixed position when so adjustedLIt can not slip becauseiit is held both above and below. This band 1 is intended to be placed over the dressings and to be then secured in positionas above described, so as to prevent slipping of the dressings. It will hea parent that it may be made to cover dresslngs on any portion of the body between the Specification of Letters Patent.

v Application filed March 30, 1908. Serial No.

' band thighs of the wearer and Patented Nov. 22, 1910. 424,145.

arms and the hips, but that some other means must be provided for covering dressings beyond these points as upon the thighs,

shoulders or arms.

Secured to one edge of the band 1 is a flap 6 which is adapted to cover the surgical dressings beyond the edge of the band and hold It permanently in place. This flap has at the corners of its free edge straps 7 and 8 which are adapted to passaround some portion of the body of the wearer so as to securely and firmly hold the flap in position.

It will be noted that, as shown in the drawing, this flap 6 extends to one side of the central point of the band 1 where the securing straps 2, 3, 4 and 5 are attached. It may therefore be made to cover dressings on either thigh before or behind or upon either shoulder or arm.

I preferably make the parts of my binder of washable material, so that it canbe easily washedand disinfected. The material furthermore is reversible, being the same on both sides, so that the binder as a whole may be turned about and adjusted so that the band 1 or the flap 6 will be made to cover As will clearly appear from the structureof the hinder, the flap (5 may be adjusted to cover either the rightor the left side either in the-back or in front, andthat by turning. the band 1 the flap 6 may be brought into position below the band 1 or above it, as de sired. It will further appear that since the and the straps are adjustable as to length the binder may be fitted accurately to a person of any size.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:

In a binder for surgical dressings, the combination with a-wide band adapted to encircle the body at any point, of two upper and two lower straps secured at \one end to said band near the center, a flap secured at one end to said band at one side of the center, and'adapted to extend over the dressing, and straps secured to said flap at its outer edge and adapted to pass around some portion of the wearer to hold the flap in place. In testimony whereof I attix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




practically any portion of the body desired. I

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International ClassificationA61F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61F15/006
European ClassificationA61F15/00F