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July 9, 1963
H. G. NELKlN
3,096,760
SACROILIAC ’ SUPPORT
Filed Oct. 31, 1960
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
m mmm.
HENRY
G. NELK/N
WRF
A 7' TORNEV
July 9, 1963
H. G. NELKIN
3,096,760
SACROILIAC ' SUPPORT
Filed 001,. 51, 1960
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
INVENTOR.
HENRY
BY
G.
NELK/N
United States Patent 0 "ice
1
3,096,760
Patented July 9, 1963
2
further provided with stays at the folds and points of
3,096,760
SACROHLIAC SUPPORT
Henry G. Nelkin, Kansas City, Mo., assignor to
H.G. Enterprises, a co-partnership
Filed Oct. 31, 1960, Ser. No. 66,038
3 Claims. (Cl. 128-95)
securement of the divergent ends of the adjusting mem
ber. Furthermore my sacroiliac support is provided with
a transverse stay at each side thereof spaced forwardly
a substantial distance from the fold on that side of the
body portion at which the one end of the pull strap is
secured, whereby the pulley-like action above referred to
results when the pull straps are pulled upon at the front
of the body portion as the sacroiliac support is being
particularly to a quick adjusting sacroiliac support.
In order to support and relieve the pain of a severely 10 adjusted to the body of the wearer. This pulling action
pulls the fold on one side of the body portion and the
sprained sacroiliac joint, a large amount of pressure is
stay at which the end of the pull strap is secured on
required to pull the hips together. With ordinary sacro
the other side of the body portion toward each other to
iliac supports it is diflicult for the wearer to exert the
provide for the quick adjustment of the sacroiliac sup
necessary pressure required for this, and even after attain
ing the pressure by pulling on the pull straps, the pressure 15 port to exert the desired pressure on the body of the
wearer.
is often lost in the process of buckling the pull straps
Other objects and advantages of my invention will
at the front of the body of the wearer. It is a purpose
appear as the description of the ‘drawings proceeds. I
of my invention to avoid this dif?culty in the adjustment
desire to have it understood, however, that I do not intend
of the sacroiliac support.
It is a particular purpose of my invention to provide 20 to limit myself to the particular details shown or described,
except as de?ned in the claims.
an adjusting means that will produce the above referred
‘In the drawings:
to pressure, which is easy to operate, this being accom
FIG. 1 is a plan view of my improved sacroiliac support.
plished by avoiding the friction between the pull straps
FIG. 2 is a section taken on the line 2-~2 of FIG. 1
and the body of the sacroiliac support, that is ordinarily
encountered when pull straps of the ordinary adjusting 25 on an enlarged scale, the parts being shown more widely
separated than would be the case when the support is in
means are pulled tight.
position on the body, and
It is a particular purpose of my invention to provide
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of my improved sacro
a sacroiliac support having a one-piece body portion
iliac support, showing the same in the position it would
of strong flexible fabric that has means for detachably
assume when the end portions thereof are connected
securing the opposite ends of the body portion together
together with the sacroiliac support extending around the
in ?xed overlapping relation at the front of the body
body of the wearer.
of the wearer, which body portion has transverse folds
Referring in detail to the drawings, my improved
therein, one being on each side of the middle of the body
sacroiliac support comprises a one-piece woven fabric
portion to provide a central bridging portion between the
folds on which a sacroiliac pad is mounted and to pro 35 body portion 4, which has a central portion 5 that is of
uniform width and which has substantially straight mar
vide means for drawing the pad inwardly toward the
ginal edges 6. Said body portion is made of a woven
body of the wearer, comprising adjusting members that
fabric that is substantially inextensible. The upper mar
are secured to the body portion at each of the transverse
ginal edge of the body portion has an upwardly curved
folds and extend across the space between the folds, that
are provided with loops on the free ends thereof through 40 portion 7 at each end thereof and the lower marginal edge
of said body portion has a downwardly curved edge 8 at
which straps extend, each of said straps having one end
the opposite ends thereof. These edge portions 7 and 8
secured to the body portion in inwardly spaced relation
terminate in convexly curved edge portions 9 and \a stay
to the fold on that side of the body portion, and which
10 is provided in the one end portion 11 of said body
straps are secured together in adjusted position at the
opposite ends thereof at the front of the body of the 45 portion, the other end portion 12 overlapping the portion
11 when the two end portions are ‘secured together at the
wearer.
front
of the body of the wearer, and separable snap fas
By this mounting of the adjusting means with respect
teners made up of the portions 13 and 14 are provided
to the body portion of the sacroiliac support, an action
for securing the ends 11 and 12 of the body portion de
somewhat similar to that of a pulley is obtained, as the
pull straps pulling through the loops at the ends of the 50 tachably in overlapped position. The marginal edges of
said body portion are provided with a tape binding 15 for
adjusting members secured to the body portion at the
the purpose of making said body portion inextensible.
folds thereof and extending in opposite directions across
A fold is provided in the central portion 5 of the body
the bridging portion between the folds can exert a very
portion
on each side of the middle thereof, one of said
powerful force against the body portion of the sacro
iliac support at opposite sides of the body of the wearer 55 folds being indicated by the numeral 16 and the other
fold by the numeral 17. A stay 18 is provided extend
to pull the hips together and to draw the sacroiliac pad
ing transversely of the body portion at the fold 16 and
with considerable force against the body of the wearer
a ‘stay 19 is provided in the body portion ‘at the fold 17,
without any very strong pull having to be exerted on
said stays being held in place by means of tapes 20 that
the ends of the straps that are to be buckled together at
the front of the sacroiliac support on the forward side 60 are stitched to the body portion. Spaced from the stays
18 and 19 are the stays 21 ‘and 22, which extend trans
of the body of the wearer. Furthermore this mounting
versely of the body portion and are secured to the body
of the adjusting means and pull straps therefor reduces the
portion by means of tapes 23 that are stitched to said
friction that ordinarily exists between an ordinary pull
body portion. Obliquely extending ‘stays 24 are also
strap that is connected directly with such an adjusting
My invention relates to sacroiliac supports, and more
member and the body portion of the sacroiliac support.
More speci?cally it is a purpose of my invention to
provide a sacroiliac support of the above referred to
character, in which the adjusting members have divergent
end portions that are secured to the body portion at the
provided on said body portion adjacent the forward ends
65 thereof, these being secured in position by means of tapes
25 that are stitched to the body portion.
Mounted on the mid-portion of the sacroiliac support,
which constitutes ‘a bridging portion 26 extending between
the folds 16 and 17, is an oval pad 27, which is ?at on
transverse folds and which are secured to a single tab that 70
the opposite faces thereof and is preferably made of
is provided with a loop through which the above re
ferred to pull strap extends, and said sacroiliac support is
sponge rubber. A fabric covering 28 is provided over
3,096,760
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the pad 27, and said pad and covering are secured to the
bridging portion 26 by means of a tape binding 29, which
is stitched to the bridging portion 26.
The adjusting means for said sacroiliac ‘support com
prises adjusting members of a Veshaped character having
diverging legs 30, 31, 32 and 33, the ‘divergent ends of
of the adjusting members 32, and 33 at the fold 17, with
the one adjusting member having the legs 30 and 31 are
secured to the body portion of the sacroiliac support at
the result that these folds are drawn toward each other as
shown in FIG. 2, leaving the excess of the bridging por
tion 26 folded between the body portion of the sacroiliac
support and the body of the wearer, as indicated at 46 in
FIG. 2.
'
What I claim is:
l. A sacroiliac support having a one~piece body por
the fold 16 at which the transverse stay 13 is located,
tion of strong ?exible fabric, means for detachably se
while the divergent ends of the portions 32 ‘and 33 of the 10 curing the opposite ends of said body portion together
adjusting member having the legs 32 and 33 are secured
in fixed overlapping relation to encircle the body of the
to the body portion at the fold 17 at which the body
wearer, said body portion having a transverse fold on each
portion is provided with a stay 19. Each of said adjust
side of the middle thereof, a pad mounted on said body
ing members is provided with a tab secured to the con
portion between said transverse folds, adjusting members
verging ends of the V-shaped adjusting members, the tab
each comprising a pair of diverging portions of ?xed
provided on the converging ends of the adjusting members
length, said diverging portions having the divergent ends
30 and 31 being indicated by the numeral 34 and the tab
thereof secured to said body portion in ?xed position at
secured to the converging ends of the adjusting members
each of said transverse folds, said adjusting members ex
32 and 33 being indicated by the numeral 35.
tending across the space .between said transverse folds,
In practice, the strap that forms‘the adjusting member 20 loops secured in ?xed position on the ends of said adjust
having the legs 30 and 31 extends from the one divergent
ing members remote from said secured ends, and straps
end thereof to the other divergent end thereof and is
each secured in ?xed position at one end to said body
merely folded to provide the converging end thereof to
portion between one overlapping end thereof and a trans
provide a doubled portion having the two plies 36 and 37
verse fold and extending slidably through one of said
and the tab is made up of a doubled piece of fabric, 25 loops, the other ends of saidstraps being adjustably se
which has a doubled back portion at 38, which forms a
cured together at the overlapping ends of said body por~
pocket through which a transversely extending portion of
tion.
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an elongated metal loop extends, there being one of said
2. A sacroiliac support having a one-piece body portion
loops for each of said adjusting members, the loop pro
of strong ?exible fabric, means for detachably securing
vided on the adjusting member having the leg portions 30 30 the opposite ends of said vbody portion together in ?xed
and 31 being indicated by the numeral 39 and the loop
overlapping relation to encircle the body of the wearer,
provided on the adjusting member having the leg portions
said body portion having a transverse fold on each side
32 and 33 being indicated by the numeral 40.
of the middle thereof, a stay mounted on said body por—
An adjusting strap is provided on each side of the body
tion at each of said folds each in ?xed position relative
portion of ‘my sacroiliac support, the adjusting strap 41 35 to one of said folds, a transverse stay. on each side of said
being secured to the body portion at the transverse stay
body portion in spaced relation to said transverse fold
21 at one end thereof and the adjusting strap 42 being
and an end of said body portion and means [for simultane
ously pulling the transverse fold on each side of the
strap 41 extends slidably through the loop 40;and the
body portion toward the transverse ‘stay that is spaced
strap 42 extends slidably through the loop 39. The free 40 from the fold on the other side of the body portion.
end of the strap 41 is provided with a buckle '43, which;is
3. A sacroiliac support :having a onepp-iece body portion
adapted to be attached to the strap 42 after adjustment of
of strong ?exible fabric, means for detachably securing
the support about the body of the wearer, and an elongated
the opposite ends of said body portion together in ?xed
metal loop 44 is mounted on the strap 41, being slidably
overlapping relation to encircle the body of the wearer
mounted thereon, and being adapted to embrace the free 45 with said overlapping ends at the front of the body, said
end of the strap 42 to hold said end in position as shown
body portion having a transverse fold on each side of
in FIG. 3.
Y
the middle thereof to provide a central bridging portion
When the sacroiliac support is put into position on the
between said folds at the back of the body, a pad mounted
body of the wearer, it is ?rst fastened together at the
on said central bridging portion, a stay mounted on said
front thereof by engagement of the snap fastenerportions
body portion at each of said folds, a transverse stay on
13 with the portions 14 thereof in the usual manner.; Pull
each side of said body portion in forwardly spaced [rela
is then exerted on the straps 41 and 42, the strap 42 being
tion to said transverse fold, adjusting members each com
pulled through the buckle 43 on the strap 41 until the
prising a pair of diverging portions of ?xed length, said
desired tight ?t of the sacroiliac support about the, body ‘ diverging portions having the divergent ends thereof se
of the wearer is attained, after which the prongs 45 on 55 cured to said body portion in ?xed position at each of said
the buckle 43 are forced through the strap 42 to hold it
transverse folds, said adjusting members extending across
in adjusted position. In exerting a pull on the straps>41
the outer side of said bridging portion in opposite direc
and 42 the strap 42 pulls on the body portion at the stay
tions, loops secured in ?xed position on the ends of said
22 and on the adjusting members 30 and 31 to ‘pull on '
the body portion also at the stay 18, thus tending to reduce 60 adjusting members opposite said secured ends and a strap
on each side of said body portion secured in ?xed posi
the distance between the stays 18 and 22. Similarly, the
tion thereto at one end thereof at said transverse stay
strap 41 pulls on the stay 21 and on the adjusting members
and
extending slidably through one of said loops, the other
32 and 33, pulling on the‘ stay 19, thus tending‘ to reduce
ends
of said straps being adjustably secured together at
the distance between the ‘stays 21 and 19. As a result, '
the stays 18 and 19 ‘are pulled toward each other to press 65 the forward side of the body of the wearer.
the pad 27 tightly against the body of the wearer, and the
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stays 21 and 22 are pulled tightly against the body of the
UNITED STATES PATENTS
wearer on opposite sides thereof, whereby the desired
pressure of the pad 27 against the back of the wearer and
264,153
Hambujer ___________ __ Sept. 12, 1882
the pulling of the hips-together is accomplished. Due to 70 2,100,964
Kendrick ____________ .. Nov. 30, 1937
the provision of the loops 39 and 40 the forces exerted
2,117,309
Fritsch ______________ __ May 17, 1938
on the straps 41 and 42 by the pull of the wearer at the
2,219,475
Flaherty _____________ __ Oct. 29, 1940
front of the body is substantially doubled at the mounting
2,476,029
Da-wson _____________ __ July 12, 1949
of'the adjusting members 30‘ and 31 at the fold 16 and
2,793,368
Nouel _______________ __ May 28, 1957
secured at one end thereof at the transverse stay 22. The
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