|Title of Invention||
"COMPRESSIVE COMPOSITE ELASTIC STOCKING"
|Abstract||Compressive composite elastic stocking which is easier to put on consisting of two parts (11,12 ; 111,112) suitable for realising, when applied to a leg (16), a stocking in a single piece with areas capable of predetermined compression, characterised in that said two parts (11,12) are tubolar parts and provide ends (13,14) facing each other when in use with a degree of compression which is about half of that of the remaining part of said parts (11,12), said ends (13, 14) when overlapped one on each other restoring the integrity of the compressive stocking.|
|Full Text||COMPRESSIVE COMPOSITE ELASTIC STOCKING
The present invention refers to an improved compressive composite elastic stocking.
It must be specified that in this description, with the term "stocking" are meant actual hosiery such as stockings, tights, socks, etc., with a closed toe or with an open toe.
Moreover, the term stocking of the "elastic" type indicates stockings, as specified above, with different degrees of compression, for example determined by the greater or lesser presence of elastomeric threads and/or natural rubber, in combination with cotton, polyamide, polyester and other types of fibres. Actually, these types of elastic stockings are used, in
paricular, for the treatment of varicose veins, venous
insufficiency, thrombophlebitis and other problems related to venous diseases.
The use of this type of stockings is intended, for the most part, for patients of a certain, age, who may have some difficulty in applying them to their leg or to part of it. This problem is worsened precisely due to the elasticity of the stocking which, especially if there is high elasticity,, requires a certain effort for application, gradually increasing in those users which have little mobility of the spinal column.
A further problem is that relative to the possible presence of ulcerated or inflamed areas of skin to which medication or other treatments need to be applied.
One can imagine, for example, .the difficulty of applying a medication with the relative gauze, cotton and other dressings near to a varicose ulcer located in an intermediate area of the lower part of the leg. The elasticity of this type of stocking, if on the one hand is very useful for taking care of and supporting parts which are unhealthy, on the other hand makes it difficult to correctly position both the medication and the relative dressings as well as the stocking due to the pressure inherent to it. Indeed, it is easy to cause the medication to move which thus does not carry 'out its""'task' correctly and-"tire venous- problem persists and can even irreversibly worsen.
In order to try to ease such an operation and to avoid undesired displacements, application aids have been developed which, although easing the manipulation, are not at all practical. Indeed, it must always be considered that for the most part the user has little ease of movement and , is not particularly accustomed to using solutions which, are complicated and difficult to use. In light of the problems quoted above an object of the
present invention- is that of realising compressive
elastic stocking which has the . easiest possible
A further object is that of allowing, without the use
of special and specific aids, the intervention, where
necessary, to carry out the medication of ulcers and
other unhealthy parts, having a certain guarantee
regarding the stable positioning of the medication and
of that which is connected to it.
These objects according to the present 'invention'" are"
achieved by realising a compressive composite elastic
stocking which is easier to put on as disclosed in
Further characteristics are underlined and highlighted
in the dependent claims.
Accordingly, the present invention relates to Compressive composite elastic stocking characterised in that it consists of at least two parts (11, 12; 111, 112) suitable for realising, when applied to a leg (16), a stocking in a single piece with areas capable of predetermined compression.
The characteristiocs and advantages of a compressive
composite elastic stocking which is easier to put on
according to the present invention will become clearer
from the following description, given as an example and
not for limiting purposes, referring to the attached
schematic drawings wherein;
figure 1 is an elevation view of a knee sock with its
component parts exploded,
figure 2 is a side elevation view of the stocking of
figure 1 when applied to the lower part of a leg, to
realise a knee sock,
figure 3 is an elevation view of a second embodiment of
the stocking according to the invention, applied to the
With reference to figures 1 and 2, a compressive
composite elastic stocking which is easier to put on is
shown in a first embodiment thereof in two parts 11 and
A first part 11 is suitable for covering the foot and
the lower part of the shin and a second part 12 is
suitable for covering the remaining part of the shin up
to close to the knee.
Each part 11, 12 has one of its ends 13, 14 facing the
other with a degree of compression which is about half
of that of the parts 11, 12 constituting the stocking.
These parts 13 and 14, with a lower degree of
compression, are intended to be folded on top of each
other so as to realise the degree of compression of the
stocking. In such a way one manages to recreate a
calibrated compression, suill with the presence Of a
break which eases both the application of the stocking
and the intervention beneath it.
The division in two parts 11 and 12 of the stocking has
substantial advantages with respect to single-piece
stocking known up to now, solving the technical
problems identified thereof.
Firstly, the application of the parts of the stocking
on the leg, particularly for people without good movement and/or of a certain age, who have difficulty in positioning a long single-piece stocking or equally a knee sock, is eased.
Secondly, in the presence of ulcerated or unhealthy areas, which need medication or similar, the division into parts of the stocking makes it easier to apply the medication and the relative dressings, avoiding that they be accidentally removed precisely by the application of the stocking. Indeed, by determining the length of the two parts 11, 12 in function of the ulcerated and injured area, one can provide for the replacement of the medication with the relative dressing without the total removal of the stocking; it could indeed be sufficient to fold over the ends 13 and 14, to replace a' "complete medication" 15 indicated with a broken line in figure 3, and to reposition only the ends 13 and. 14 on top of one another, as in figure 2.
Thirdly, whatever the degree of compression, one can still obtain an eased positioning of the stocking. Figure 2 shows how the stocking in its two parts 11, 12 is positioned on a leg 16, with overlapping ends 13 and 14 to reform the integrity of the stocking. Figure 3 shows a second embodiment of a stocking according to the present invention wherein two parts
1ll and 112 are arranged with the end edges 17 and 18
tip to tip to restore the integrity of the stocking
along its length on the leg 16.
Also in this case the presence of a break in the
stocking, as well as easing the correct positioning,
eases the application of a medication or whatever else.
With a stocking according to the present invention
those aiding elements which were used up to now for the
positioning, of these elastic stockings, particularly
with high degrees of compression are thus not
The break in the stocking avoids the possible
displacement of the medication and an easy replacement
of the medication.
In this case, the patient can attend to his medication
directly, leaving only the check by the patient's
doctor and eliminating, as far as possible, the need
for a nursing service which is not always easy to
In the case of the overlapping ends, the presence of
areas with a reduced or halved degree of compression
avoids a "snaring" effect which would worsen the
conditions of the part of the leg which is unhealthy or
being cared for.
The stocking or rather the parts thereof 11, 12 and
111, 112 are realised in various natural, synthetic or
artificial fibres, with non-woven primary fabric, in
whatever colour, with a suitable diameter, without
edges, etc., according to the specific need.
Moreover, it is possible to realise any desired
combination on.the leg or on a portion of it with parts
of the stocking capable of diversified compression.
The end area, i.e. the compression area, can be
realised in variable sizes in function of the injury or
ulcer, and in function of the application time of the
stocking or of a part thereof.
The parts of the stocking can also be used separately
on areas of the outside of the leg or even in
association with a further supplementary aid, such as
an elastic bandage, a 'knee sock, tights, etc., in
relation to the clinical requirements.
The substantial advantages of the present - invention
which resolves the problems of the prior art are thus
1. Compressive composite elastic stocking which is easier to put on
consisting of two parts (11,12 ; 111,112) suitable for realising, when
applied to a leg (16), a stocking in a single piece with areas capable of
predetermined compression, characterised in that said two parts
(11,12) are tubolar parts and provide ends (13,14) facing each other
when in use with a degree of compression which is about half of that
of the remaining part of said parts (11,12), said ends (13, 14) when
overlapped one on each other restoring the integrity of the
2. Elastic stocking as claimed in claim 1, wherein it is arranged on the entire leg.
3. Elastic stocking as claimed in claim 1, wherein it is arranged as a knee-sock.
4. Elastic stocking as claimed in claim 1, wherein it is realised in various natural, synthetic or artificial fibres.
|Indian Patent Application Number||584/DELNP/2003|
|PG Journal Number||33/2010|
|Date of Filing||17-Apr-2003|
|Name of Patentee||GLORIA MAGLIERIA ELASTICA S.R.L|
|Applicant Address||VIA A. DIAZ, 7, I-22017 MENAGGIO, ITALY.|
|PCT International Classification Number||A61F 13/08|
|PCT International Application Number||PCT/EP01/11602|
|PCT International Filing date||2001-10-08|