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INVENTOR 00L/i5 Mqrns ky D. MARINSKY SANITARY NAPKIN Filed June 5, i928 Mach 12, 1929.
ATTORNE Patented Mar. 12, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Application led J'une 5, 1928. Serial No. 283,010.
This invention relates to catamenial devices, more commonly known as sanitary napkins, and particularly to improved means for mounting and supporting such devices in connection with the body of the wearer; and the object of the invention is to provide a device of the class specified, which includes as part thereof, securing or supporting means involving non-mentallic elements or devices, all of simple, economical construction whereby the device as a whole and including said securing means may be discarded after the use thereof; a further object being to provide a device of the class specified, one end portion of which has adjustably or otherwise attached thereto, the central portion of a waist encircling band or string, and the other end portion of said device having means whereby said band or string may be adjusted thereon for size adjustment and coupled therewith to retain the device in proper position, said last named end portion involving an apertured or recessed body, and said band or string having a stiifened end portion facilitating the threading of the same through the aperture or recess of said body; a further object being to provide improved means for reinforcing the apertured body at one end of the device to prevent the displacement of the tie cords or strands therefrom; and with these and other objects in view, the invention consists in a device of the class and for the purpose specified, which is simple in construction, eiiicient in use, and which is constructed as hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which Fig. 1 is a perspective View of one form of device which I employ.
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but showing a modification.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a part of the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2, showingvanother modification.
ig. 4 is a detail plan view of the device, and showing another modification; and,
Fig. 5 is a sectional and perspective view of one end portion of a tie cord or strand which I employ.
In devices of the class under consideration,
it is a common practice to emfloy safety pins or similar fastening means or securing the end portions of the device in position on a body garment, supporting belt or the like. It is the principal object of my invention to provide a device of the class specified, wherein the mounting and supporting means constitutes an integral part of the structure thereof, and further to provide a device which by virtue of my improved supporting means will lie more flatly and snugly upon the body of the wearer.
As seen in Fig'. 1 of the drawing, l() represents a napkin which may be composed of any desired material and is preferably composed of cheesecloth, containing centrally thereof a pad portion 10a the cheesecloth body forming an envelop or casing for the pad portion 10a. One end of the device is provided with a loop strip of fabric 11, forming a guide and support for a waist encirclin band or string 12 which may be freely adjusted through the loop 11. The other end'of the device is provided with a tab portionfor connecting member 13 having arranged thereon three pairs of apertures 14, 15 and 16, said apertures being reinforced by parallel lines of stitchings 17 arranged adjacent the side walls of each aperture and being reinforced by transverse stitchings 18 arranged above and below the upper and lower ends of said apertures, formin an economical and practical substitute or a button hole structure. The ends of the band 12 are preferably provided with stiffening bodies 1211 to facilitate the threading of said end portions through the separate pairs of apertures 14, 15 and 16 prior to tying the ends of said string in supporting the device upon the body of the wearer, it being understood that the spaced apertures provide for proper adjustment of the device as Will be apparent.
In Fig. 5 of the drawing, I have shown in sectional detail, the stiiening body 12 arranged within the folded end of the strap 12, the latter being folded backwardly upon itself and stitched as seen at 12", and also stitched along the sides as seen at 12c to prevent the displacement of the body 12a. The body 12a ma be composed of any suitable material such or example as bone, ivory, celluloid, fibre and the like, preferably an inexpensive material. It will also be understood that an suitable means may be provided to give su stantial rigidity to the free ends of the band 12 for the purposes stated.
In Fig. 2 of the drawing, I have shown a slight modification wherein the band 12 is fixed to one end of the napkin 10 rather than being adjustable relatively to such end. Substituted for the tab 13 is a tab 13a consisting of a sheet of fabric folded upon itself at 13b to form a two-ply thickness, the ends being attached to the napkin body as seen at 13e. The separate thicknesses of the tab 13a are secured together by transverse rows of stitchings 18a to form four transverse pockets 19, 20, 21 and 22 through which one stiffened end 121 of the band 12 is adapted to pass in the turned adjustment of the device and in the operation of coupling said end 12d with the other end of said strap, which is preferably arranged at the side of the body of the wearer, Y
the knot being illustrated at 12e. Aside from the foregoing, the structure of the device shown in Fig. 2 is identical with that shown in Fig. 1.
The structure shown in Fig. 3 modifies that shown in Fig. 2 simply in providin as a substitute for the tab 13a, a tab 23 preferably of single ply thickness, to the side edges of which are attached by a number of transverse rows of stitchings 24, two strap members 25 and 26 between which and the tab body 23 are formed, by virtue of the stitchings 24, spaced pairs of loops 25a and 26, through which the end of the strap or string 12 is adapted to pass in supporting one end of the device and in adjusting the position thereof.
In Fig. 4 of the drawing, I have shown a modification of the tab 13 shown in Fig. 1, and in this ii re, 27 represents a tab which may be of single or double ply thickness, having three pairs of spaced apertures 28, 29 and 30, each of which is reinforced by short vertical stitchings 32 extending longitudinally of the side edges of said apertures and by transverse stitchings 31 arranged adjacent the upper v4and lower ends of the apertures. It
Willalso be understood in connection with the structures shown in Figs. 1 and 4 of the drawing, that one end of a strand may be passed through both apertures in each pair, and the ends of said strand attached in the manner shown in Fig. 2.
It will also be understood that my invention is not limited to the speciiic structural details herein shown and described, the distinctive feature of the invention being in the provision of an all fabric device of the class specified, including its supporting means constructed along such economical manufacturing lines as to warrant and justify, by virtue of its comparatively low retail sale price, the discarding of the entire device. It will be understood that various changes in and modifications of the construction herein shown and described may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is v 1. In a sanitary napkin comprising an absorbent pad and a fabric casing enclosing said pad, said casing extending longitudinally beyond the ends of the ad, a strap member coupled with one of sai extensions, a connecting member comprising a fiat tab of relatively strong material permanently attached to the other extension and of a width substantially equal to the width of said extension, and means on said tab permitting the detachable and adjustable coupling of the strap member therewith to support the tab end o f the napkin upon the body of the wearer in a Hat and secure manner.
2. In a sanitary napkin comprising an absorbent pad and a fabric casing enclosing said pad, said casing extending longitudinally beyond the ends of the pad, a strap member coupled with one of said extensions, a connecting member comprising a flat tab of relatively strong material permanently attached to the other extension and of a width substantially equal to the width of'said extension, and means on said tab permitting the detachable and adjustable coupling of the strap member therewith to support the tab end of the napkin upon the body of the wearer in a flat and secure manner, and said means coinprising spaced apertures formed in said ta 3. A sanitary napkin comprising an absorbent pad and a fabric casing enclosing said pad, said casing extending longitudinally beyond the ends of the pad, a looped supporting body attached to one of said extensions and of a width corresponding to the width of said extension, a strap member movably supported in said looped body, a Hat tab of relatively strong material permanently attached to the other extension and of a width substantially equal to the width of said extension, and said tab having means permitting the adjustable coupling of the strap member therewith to tached to one of said extensions and of a. detachably coupled with said tab in supporti width substantially equal to the Width of said ing the napkin upon the body of the wearer. extension, and said tab having spaced open- In testimony that I claim the foregoing as 10 ings and straight line st-itchings passed my invention I have signed my name this 4th 5 through the pad and bordering said openings day of June, 1928. to reinforce and strengthen the same, and a body encircling strap member adapted to be DAVIS MARINSKY.