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Sept. 24, 1946. ' I c. I. KICKLAND SUSPEND-ER FOR ARTIFICIAL LEGS ' . - 2,408,073 ‘ Filed Jan. 5, 1945 Inventor 1 WWW EM?‘ 2,408,073 Patented Sept. 24, 1946 f UNITED STATE s PATENT OFFICE _' 2,408,073 SUSPENDER FOR ARTIFICIAL LEGS Clara Ilo Kickland, Aberdeen, Wash. Application January 5, 1945, Serial No. 571,380 2 Claims. (Cl. 3-11) 1 2 practical construction, which is ef?cient and de pendable in use, relatively inexpensive to manu facture and otherwise well adapted for the pur 2| and 22 also positioned in advance of the hinge member 1 on the inside of the leg and connected pair of rear inelastic straps l2 and I3 are also The present invention relates to new and use received in another pair of the loops 9. Y ful improvements in arti?cial legs and more par The lower end of the front strap l I is attached ticularly to a harness for suspending the arti to the rear strap [2 adjacent the lower end of the ?cial legs from the shoulders of a person and connected to the arti?cial leg below the knee 5 latter by a ring I4 on the outer side of the thigh 6 and a strap section 15 is attached to the ring joint whereby to prevent the buckling of the ar I4 and extends downwardly for attaching to a ti?cial leg at the knee joint. ring l6 positioned in front of the outside hinge An important object of the invention is to pro ‘I and attached to the leg section 5 by a strap vide a shoulder suspension or harness for arti section I‘! and snap fastener l8. ?cial legs where the leg has been amputated The upper end of the strap I2 is attached to a above the knee and to provide straps connected ring I 9 to which the upper end of the rear strap to the arti?cial leg below the knee joint and at [3 is also attached. The rear strap l3 extends each side thereof to restrict the bending move downwardly and inwardly under the buttocks of ment of the arti?cial leg and thus to aiTord bet a person and along the inner side of the thigh ter control thereof. 6 for attaching to a ring 20 a'nd'which, in turn, A further object of the invention is to provide ‘ is attached to the leg 5 by means of the straps an attachment of this character of simple and 20 thereto by the snap buttons 23. _ The lower end of the strap I0 is also attached poses for which the same is intended. to the ring 20. Other objects and advantages reside in the detailsof construction and operation as more The upper ends of the straps I0 and II are connected to each other in front of the person ence being had to the accompanying drawing 25 by a ring 24 and to the ring is attached one end of a belt 25 which extends partially around the forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer waist of the wearer at the side opposite from the to like parts throughout, and in which: arti?cial leg and is attached to an intermediate Figure l is a side elevational view. portion of a shoulder strap 26 by a rivet 21. Figure 2 is a front elevational view 30 The lower end of the shoulder strap 26 is at Figure 3 is a rear elevational view. tached to the ring [9 at the outside of the leg Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional View and extends upwardly diagonally across the back substantially on the line 4—4 of Figure 3. and over the shoulder of the wearer thereof op Figure 5 is a similar view taken substantially posite from the arti?cial leg. The shoulder strap on a line 5—5 of Figure 1, and Figure 6 is a similar View taken substantially 35 26 then extends downwardly diagonally across the front of the wearer with its lower end at on a line 6—6 of Figure 3. 3 tached to the ring 24. The strap 26 is provided Referring now to the drawing in detail where with a buckle 28 to adjust the same. > in for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed A second shoulder strap 29 is also attached at a preferred embodiment of the invention, the 0 one end to the ring 24 at the front of the wearer numeral 5 designates the leg section of an arti? and over the other shoulder of the wearer and cial leg connected to the thigh section 6 at each is attached to the strap 26 above the belt 25 at side thereof by the hinged joint ‘I, the arti?cial a point indicated at 30. leg being of conventional construction and adapt The straps 25, 26 and 29 are preferably of clas fully hereinafter described and claimed, refer taken’ ed for the rear pivotal movement of the leg sec tion 5 and restricted in its forward movement thereof. In order to restrain the rearward pivotal move ment of the leg section 5 relative to the thigh section 6, I provide a strap 8 secured to the up per portion of the thigh section 6 circumferen 9 tie material and by means of which a yieldable upward pulling force is exerted on the leg 5 in advance of its hinge joint 1 whereby to restrain rearward swinging movement of the leg. It is believed that‘ the details of construction and manner of use of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing without further tially thereof and having loops 9 carried thereby at circumferentially spaced intervals. detailed explanation Having thus described the invention, what I\ A pair of front inelastic straps l0 and H are slidably'received in a pair of the'loops 9 and a 55 claim is: r _ 1. A suspender for arti?cial legs having piv 2,408,073 3 otally connected leg and thigh sections, pairs of front and rear straps connected at their lower‘ 4 of its pivot, means connecting the upper ends of the front straps to each other, means connecting the upper ends of the rear straps to each other, an elastic shoulder strap connected to the upper ends to inner and outer sides of the leg section forwardly of its pivot, the straps of each pair being connected together at their upper ends, a C1 ends of said front and rear straps, a second belt and a shoulder strap connected to the upper shoulder strap connected to the upper ends of the ends of said pairs of straps and to which the pair of front straps and to the first mentioned opposite ends of the belt are connected. shoulder strap, and a belt having one end con 2. A suspender for arti?cial legs having pivot nected to the upper ends of the pair of front ally connected‘ leg and thigh sections,'a pair of 10 straps and‘ the other end thereof connected to inelastic front straps connected respectively at the ?rst mentioned shoulder strap between the their lower ends to the inner and outer sides of upper ends of the pair of rear straps and the the leg section forwardly of its pivot, a pair of point of connection of the shoulder straps. inelastic rear straps connected respectively to the inner and outer sides of the leg section forwardly 15 CLARA ILO KICKLAND.