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Publication numberUS1458082 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1923
Filing dateDec 12, 1922
Priority dateDec 12, 1922
Publication numberUS 1458082 A, US 1458082A, US-A-1458082, US1458082 A, US1458082A
InventorsStein Jacob
Original AssigneeStein Jacob
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ventilated sanitary garment
US 1458082 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

.June 5, w23. www2 J. STEIN VENTI LATED SAI-IITARY GARMENT Filed Dec 12, 1922 Patented dune 5, l923.



Application led December 12, 1922. Serial No. 606,456.

`To all whom it may concern.' t

Be it known that I, JACOB STEIN, a citizen of the United States,residing at New York,

in the county of New York and State of New.

ings,'with means about the openingsfor contracting them about the body and legs of the wearer.

This type of garment while fully effective to prevent'egress of moisture therefrom, by reason of its close contact about the Vwaist and legs'of the wearer, is objectionable by excluding air from those parts of the body covered by the garment, because of the garment being otherwise closed than at its waist and ileg openings, thus resulting in a rather uncomfortable and unhealthy condition as will be readily understood. This is especially true when garments of the type now commonly in use are worn in summer or in warm climates.

The object of this invention is to provide a garment of the above stated character which shall permit a circulation of air within the garment and the heat emanating from the body to pass out from within .the garment, whereby the garment is eectively ventilated, while at the same time preventing the egress of 4o moisture from the garment and losing none of the other advantages possessed by the garments nw commonly in use.

Another object of the invention is to reinforce and stren hen the garment at its ventilated portions so as to take up all strain which will tend to rip or tear the garment `at these points.

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel means for suspending the garment after being washed in order that it may drain effectively through an opening in the garment and thereby eliminate deterioration which will occur when the garment is not properly drained and dried.

The invention further residee n the de' tailed construction of the garment and the arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the appended claims.

In this specification and the annexed drawings, the invention is disclosed in the form in which it is considered to be the best, but the invention is not limited to such form because it is capable of being embodied in other forms; and it is to be understood that in and by the claims following the description herein it is intended to cover the invention in whatever form it may embody within the scope thereof.

In the drawings which disclose the invention in the embodiment in which it is at present devised:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the pants constructed in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 2 illustrates the blank from which the pants are made.

Fig. 3 is ya Afragmentary side view of the pants.

Fig. 4 is a view. similar to Fig. 3, but illustrating the action of a garment, without reinforcing strips 9, under longitudinal strain or pull. y

Fig. 5 is an elevation of the pants illustrating the manner in which they may be suspended after washing, for the purpose of draining and drying the interior of the garment, and y Fig. 6 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view taken substantially on line 6-6 of Fig. 3.

Referring in detail to the drawings, 1 indicates the front face of the garment and 2 indicates the rear face Y of the garment. These sections of the garment are ordinarily 95 and preferably made from sheet rubber, or if desired, rubberized material, and are closed at the crotch and side edges to produce the waist'and leg openings 3 and 4, respectively. These openings 3 and 4 are provided with 100 suitable means, such as elastic bands 3 and 4B, to contract the same about the waist and legs of the wearer for purposes well understood. It is to be understood, however, that any form of closure means may be used in 105 lieu of the elastic bandsv a and 4a.

The present invention resides in notching or cutting away the side edges of the front and back sections 1 and 2 at points adjacent the waist band portion thereof, as indicated 110 ing the seams formed by the contiguous side edges of the sections l and 2, as shown in Figure 6. These strips 7 and Sform reinforcing and strain .sustaining straps, genen ally designated 9, at each side of the garment which extends from the waist band 5 thereofto the yleg openings 3, eachl intersecting the openings 6, as clearly shown in the drawings and being vulcanized or otherwise suitably joined to the material of the gar` ment as well as to the Waist band andleg opening portions.

It will thus be seen that the reinforcing strips or straps 9, which extend longitudinally of the garment, aside from reinforcin the side seams, take up all longitudinal pullV andstrain on the garment between the waist band and the leg openings and relieve the body of the garment of this strain, thus `reducing the liability'of tearing or ripping which frequently occurs in all rubber baby pants at its side edges. Furthermore, the reinforcing strips 9 are so positioned, by intersecting the openings 6 to relieve the edges of the openings of all longitudinal pull and strain, thus reducing the liability of ripping or closing of the edges at these openings. To concretely illustrate this, reference should be had to Figure 4, wherein the garment therein shown is similar in all respects to the garment shown in the other -views of the drawings, except lthat it is not providedwith the reinforcing strips 9, and it lwill be seen therefrom that under longitudinal pull or strain the edges of the openings 6b are subjected to strain and stress and are brought substantially together, thus closing the opening to such extent, practically destroying ventilation. The edges of the openings 6 may, however, be reinforced by folding the edges upon themselves, or by vulcanizing or otherwise ailixing additional strips' of rubber,I rubberized 'or other material to the edges, as indicated at 6* in Figure 3.

The ortions c of the reinforcing strips 9 which intersect vthe openings 6 further serve to prevent the cloth diaperwhich is usually worn under the rubber pants, when Worn by children, from protruding through the openings, causing a bulky appearance and discomfort. This would particularly occur if the pants are brought to lit snugly; and it reinforced by by a loop intensa is desirable to have the openings of'y comparatively large size in order to permit the proper ventilation aimed. at-by this invention. The portions c of reinforcing strips 9 also cause the Ventilating openings 6 to retain their proper shape, when the garment is being Wornand is under longitudinal strain, because Without 'them' the openings would almost close, as illustrated in Figure 4 and referred to above, resulting in the openings losing their Ventilating qualities. The portions c of the straps 9y intersecting' the openings 6 also serve the purpose of suspending loopsfor `hanging the` garment` up after being washed, thus eliminating other loops or means' now usually provided on sanitary .pants for this purpose. One of the most potent causes of deterioration'of rub?y ber garments ofthe present character, is due to improper drying after Washing'. It is the usual practice to hang up the garment or yother suspending means profv videdat the rear center or front center of the waist band, the crotchI of the garment forming a bag or cup-like portion Ain which the water from theV interior sides of the garment collects and remains until evaporating. ln a comparatively short time this causes the rubber to rot because the Water remains on the rubber of the garment for too great a period and very often does not `thoroughly dry out.

The location of the portions c of the reinforcing strips 9, which portions intersect L the openings 6, are so arranged and posi`y tioned that when a garment, after being Washed, is hung up by the loop formed by the portions c, one of the leg openings 3 is directly opposite one of the openings 6 and overlies it, as shown in Fig. 5. Thus the water on the inner faces of the garment drains down through the lowermost leg opening 3 as shown in Fig. 5, there being n o obstructions which will tend to retain orsimpede the draining of the Water or moisture. Moreover, a circulation lof airis .set up through Ithese openings as well. as through the. other openings in the garment, thus quickly drying the interior faces of the garment and largely eliminating the deterioration ofthe rubber material composing the garment.

The side reinforcing strips 7 and 8, shown y,

in Fig. 6 further have their side edges inturned upon themselves so as to additionally strengthen the side seams and the reinforcing strips 9.

From the above it will be observed that mesma Haring thus described the invention in the form in which it is at present devised, what is claimed to be new and for Which it is desired to secure Letters Patent, is:

1. A garment comprising a trunk-like body having waist and legopenings, said garment having an opening in each of its side portions, reinforcing strips secured to saidbody of the garment and extending in a general lengthwise direction across said openings in the sides of 'the garment.

2. A trunk-like garment having waist and ieg openings an opening in the body of the garment, and a reinforcing strip extending' across said opening in the body and extending in a general iengthwise direction ot' the garment.

3. A trunk-like garment having waist and 'leg openings, said garment having openings therein at its side portions, side reinforcing strips extending from theleg openings to the waist openlngs on each side ot the garment SSB and extending across said openings in the sides thereof.

4f. AA trunk-like garment having Waist and leg; openings, said `garment being formed with front and back sectionsA` the side edges of said sections being cut away atj points in their length to register and form openings when the` contiguous edges of said sections are brought together, seam-reinforcing strips overiyintr the contiguous edges ot said sections and extending across said openings formed by said cut-out portions.

5. .t trunk-iike garment haringy waist and Iegbpenings therein, said garment having an opening in the body thereof, and extending lengthwise ot' the garn'ient and overlying said opening and secured to the garment at upper and iower portions of the opening.

n testimony whereof have hereunto set my hand JCB STEN.

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U.S. Classification2/400, 2/DIG.100
International ClassificationA41B13/04
Cooperative ClassificationY10S2/01, A41B13/04
European ClassificationA41B13/04