(12) United States Patent (io) Patent No.: US 6,762,338 B2
Harder (45) Date of Patent: *Jul. 13,2004
(54) COMPRESSION BANDAGE WITH TIGHTENING MEANS
(76) Inventor: Robert H. Harder, 8402 Oyster Cove, P.O. Box 189, Bena, VA (US) 23018
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/425,670
(22) Filed: Apr. 30, 2003
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2003/0199801 Al Oct. 23, 2003
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/708,332, filed on Nov. 9, 2000, now Pat. No. 6,593,508.
(51) Int. CI. A61F 13/00
(52) U.S. CI 602/56; 602/53; 606/203
(58) Field of Search 602/41-43, 53-56,
602/75, 78, 900; 606/203; 128/DIG. 15
(56) References Cited
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* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner—Nicholas D. Lucchesi
Assistant Examiner—Quang D Thanh
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Nixon & Vanderhye PC.
Disclosed is a strip of bandaging material having Velcro® strips at either end on opposite sides of the material. An absorbent pad is fixed near one end and on the side opposite the Velcro® strip. On the side opposite the absorbent pad, an S hook is provided with one end fastened to the material and the other end free. The absorbent pad is located over the wound and the longer end of material is wound around the extremity and fixed in place with the Velcro® stripe at the near end of the material. The remaining material is passed through the hook and pulled back in order to apply pressure to the wound and reduce blood loss. The remainder of the material is wrapped around the extremity and secured in place with the Velcro® strip on the far end.
2 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets