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Publication numberUS1609769 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1926
Filing dateNov 11, 1925
Priority dateNov 11, 1925
Publication numberUS 1609769 A, US 1609769A, US-A-1609769, US1609769 A, US1609769A
InventorsJulia Perlzweig
Original AssigneeJulia Perlzweig
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1609769 A
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Patented Dec. 7, 1926.



Application filed November My present invention relates to sanitary protectors and while primarily intended for catamenial purposes, is not limited to such use.

It is among the objects of the invention to provide a device of the Vabove type, of simple and relatively inexpensive construction,

which shall be comfortable to wear and more particularly one which shall substantially preclude chafing as by folding or wrinkling of the parts held against Vthe body, which shall effectively protect against cold, whether as a consequence of evaporation, or by the entry of drafts, and which shall avoid pressure due to the use, for instance, of metallic parts or buckles or of any other hard or stiff reinforcing, anchoring or fastening element.

Among other objects are to provide a device of the character set forth, which may be easily applied to the body and which is unlikely to slip from adjusted position even though the wearer indulges in vigorous Vmovement, but which is yet readily accessible'for replacement of the pad.

In the accompanying drawings in which are shown one or morel of various possible embodiments of the several features of the invention,

Fig. 1 is a view of the garment in open or extended osition,

Fig. 2 1s a front view showing the garment in use, v Fig. 3 is a rear view showing the'garment in use,

Y Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view showwrinkling and 1n turn, retains the rear of U the garment in Ause, and; A Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 1 indicating an application of the garment with a hospital pad for an alternative use.

Referring'now to Fig. 1k ofthe drawings, I 'have' shown a preferred embodiment of the garment, which in open position as shown, includes anapron shaped protective shield or panel 10 preferably ofrubberized fabric, thelateral segment parts'll of which are dispose-d with the warp and woof of the fabric 1n obliquev or bias relation, as clearly shown. Preferably, bands of tape 12 secure the lateral segments 11 to the main panel and the entire apron shaped panel is ybound by tape at 13.

The; shield or panel preferably has at the reduced or rear end thereof,a non-elastic fabric extension or anchoringplaque 14 of substantial area preferably also bound withY 11, 1925. serial No. 68,279.

tape as shown at 15, to the lateral edges of which are Vdirectly attached as by stitches 16 the ends of a continuous .elastic belt strap 1T.

As shown best in Fig. 3, the anchoring plaque 14 covers the middle of the wearers back immediately below the belt and the vprotective shield upon which is to be carried the usual absorbent pad 18. The shield extends forward from said plaque between the thighs of the user and issecured in position by a pair of straps 19 anchored as shown, by a line of stitches 2O symmetrically of the forward .part of the belt at the lower edge thereof, said straps being secured as'by stitches 21 at spaced parts symmetrically of the forward or wider edge of the protector shield 10. As shown, the

Vstraps 19 are, spaced by a greater distaped edge thereof.

Preferably, a pair of straps 25 connect the lateral edges of the anchoring plaque 14 to the belt, said straps extending obliquely as show'n in Fig. 3 so that in use, the anchor plaque 14 is heldy fiat and smooth againsty the back of the wearer without the shield against the body without wrinkling'or binding. ing forward straps 19 draw apart the forward edge of the shield. The portion of Vthe shield extending between the thighs is thus drawn apart both at its forward and its rear portion and held taut, yet without binding, thereby maintaining Vthe absorbent pad 18 thereon in close contact, pressed in flat condition and-without wrinkling against the body. The warp and woof of the bias cut segments extend respectively approximately, vertically and horizontally and, accordingly, when the thighfstrapsV are closed will follow .and become adapted without wrinkling. to the curvature of the thigh. By the construction described, the edges of Vthe shield are Idrawn securely against the body and adequate protectionV is thereby af- The oblique Yspaced divergforded against the entry of air or the evaporation of moisture and thelwearerV will be protected thereby from cold. In Warm weather, the garment may thus serve as a substitute for blooniers.

Preferably, each strap element `19 is formed in a single piece at its vanchored end with the corresponding strap Q5, saidconi- ,hinted-,strap .stitched as `shown intermediate itsfends to the lower edge "of `thlefb'elt, the rar'end 'th'ereof being stitched ,tol the: anchoring plaqiie l'elandfthe 'forward end serving for holding lup the forward end of the shield or protector l0. i

Preferably both the thigh straps 22 and the holder straps l by whiclrthe forward end of the shield is sustained are each formed of two segments detachably connected to gether at their adjacent ends by` snap fas` teners i i Accordingly, as shown, inathe expanded riew, l, each thigh strap is composed the `two elements 22 and 221 stitched rcspectively to the, lateral. and `t'orward edges lojli'the panel and the holder straps are formed of complementary pieces comprising a short obliqne or tangential portion 19 at the belt and ancomplementary short portion 1,9 at the wideror foriward edge of the sl1ieldthe pair of forward straps being synnnetrically spaced near the longitudinal axisot the shield. l

Ideeni .it preferable to lay `the pad fflat in position on the shield, since the pad will be held by the attachment of the ,shield ,against slipping andthe binding orwrinkling is precluded that n'light result from separatel 'anchoring the ends of the pad in- .stead of merely resting'it in the shield. If

desired, however; the pad may be removably pinned in position at its forward end.

` Replacementof the pad is readily etect-edr ,without removing the garment, by ,simply opening the snap fasteners Yof theholder straps 1,9 andthe pad not being pinned or pinned only` at Iits forward end, can easily `be vtaken outa fresh one applied and the fasteners `again snapped closed.

The garment, as will be readily seen, may Kbe used substantially in open .position shown iirFig; l as asanitary apron. y

For hospital use, in lien of the small pad, there would `be used'a pad such ,as shown at Tin Fig. 5 lof much larger dimensions, substantially of the size and shape ofthe shield. It will thns be seen that there is herein described a device in which the several features of this invention are embodied, and which device in its action attains the varioiis objec of VVthe inyention and is well suited to meet the requirements of practical use. Y f

As many changes could be made in the above construction, and many apparently widely different embodiments of this invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matw ter Vcontained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings, shall be' interpreted as illustrative and nothin a limiting sense.

"HavingV thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letterslatent of the United States is l. InV a sanitary protector, in combination,

an elastic belt strap, aplaqiie of fabricsecured directlyat the rear part of saidV belt and a pair of strap members anchored at the forward part vof the belt and converging downward to the forward edge of the plaqne and secured thereto at their lowerlends iii svmmetrically spaced relation to retain said plaque `flat between the thighs, said plaque having a `pair of'bias-cnt lateralsegments for adaptation to the curvature of the thighs and Yelastic ,straps connectingsaid segments to the rear portion of the pla'qiie. 'i

QUA `sanitary protector comprising a support-ing elastic belt strap, aat shield of rubberized fabric havingV an extension at its rear end of substantial width and connected directly tosaid belt strap,'a pair of elastic straps attached intermediate their ends directly to said'belt, attached at their rear ends toV the plaque extension and converging obliquely downward at their forward parts from' said belt and connectedattheir forward ends symmetrically ofY thewfoiwa'rd edge ofthe shield to snpportthe same.

Y 3. A sanitary protectorcomprising a fiat shield of rubberized fabric having'substantially the shape Aot an apron, the lateralfsegments of said shield beingbias cnt for more ready .adaptation incense to the form'of the thighs, said Ashieldhaying anon-elastic fabric anchoring plaqueof. substantial Width attached to the rearV thereof, an elastic belt strap connected to the sides ofl said anchoringV plaque, thigh straps connecting said lateral segments to the sides of said plaque, and,Y elastic support strapsconnected attheir lower `ends symmetric spaced relation at ,thev front Vof said shieldf and` connected at v.their upper ,endsgto the belt and conyerging downwardly from said to the shield. Signed at New yYork in the Ycounty of New York and State of .New York this 27th day `ofOctober, D; 19,257.,V l

f f .IU-Lia PnaLaWniG.

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U.S. Classification604/401
International ClassificationA41B9/12, A41B9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/12
European ClassificationA41B9/12