US 1800739 A
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April M, 1331. D. MARINSKY 39%@739 SANITARY NAPKIN Filed March 20, 1929 INVETOR.
ATTORNE Patented Apr. 14, 1931 DAVIS MARINSKY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SANITARY NAPKIN Application led March 20, 1.929. Serial No. 348,382.,
This invention relates to sanitary napkins and particularly to devices of this class including as a unit part thereof, supporting means therefor; and the object of the inven-` tion is to provide an article of manufacture of the class specied to one end portion of which is fiXedly or movably attached a waist encircling band, and means at the other end portion thereof for detachably and adjustably supporting said end portion in connection with said band in supporting the device upon the body of the wearer; a still Ifurther object being to provide at the second named end portion of the device, coupling means for detachably and adjustably supporting the kin upon the body of the wearer so same, which is made from said end portion of the device and includes a buttonor other coupling device; a further vobject being to provide a napkin of the class speciiied, to one end portion of which is attached a coupling tab which is attached to the material of the napkin at said end as well as to the padding material employed; a still further object being to provide means for supporting a napthat said supporting means will lie atly or in close proximity to the body of the wearer to avoid any bulging or projecting appearance; and with these and other objects in view, the in- 0 vention consists in a Vdevice 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 thefollowing 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 1 is a perspective view of one complete device made according to my invention, illustrating parts in extended position.
Fig. 2 isa sectional detail view of one end portion of the device shown parts in a dierent position.
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. l showing only a art of the construction and showing a modi cation; and,
Y and being stitched in Fig. 1, with- Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing another'modification.
In the several figures, the reference numeral 5 designates a napkin proper of conventional or any desired form and construction which is made up of a central pad body 6 enclosed in an outer casing or jacket 7, the latter being composed of inexpensive fibrous material preferably of an absorbent nature such for example as cheese-cloth, the pad 6 being composed of paper, cotton or other highly absorbent material. At one end 5a of the napkin, preferably the rear end, is formed a short coupling tab or member 8 in connection with which a waist encircling strap, band or string 9 is coupled, the tab 8 being preferably made of strong material of a closely woven nature or otherwise secured to said end 5a of the napkin. y
Secured to the other end 5b of the napkin is a coupling tab 10 which as seen in Figs. l and 2 of the drawing is made from a single sheet of material preferably of an inexpensive but strong and durable texture. This tab is stitched or otherwise secured to the end portion 5b of the napkin as seen at 1l, and the free end of said tab is preferably folded upon itself and stitched as seen at 12 to form a nished end 13,
Arranged centrally and longitudinally of theI tab 10 is a series of slits 14 which terminate at their ends in circular apertures forming of said slits, buttonholes adapted to receive a button 15 attached to the tab l() by cutting a tongue portion 16 therefrom, thus leaving an elongated aperture 17 in the tab, the free end of the tongue portion 16 being threaded through the apertures in the button 15, note Fig. 2. and extends down to the attached end of the tab and is secured in position by the line of stitchings as at 11.' In other words, the button 15 is secured to the tab 10 and said tab is attached to the end 56 of the napkin by one line of stitching.
In the use of the device as seen in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing, the strap member 9 with one end of the napkin attached thereto is passed around the waist of the wearer, after which the tab 10 of the napkin is placed beneath the band 9 and is then folded down- Y wardl over said band, and the button 1.5 is
passe through one of the button-holes 14 as partially indlcatedy in Fig. 2 of the drawing.
The series of buttony holes are .employed to' adjust `the length of the napkin structure as a whole, it being understood that the arrangement of the band 9 upon the body of the wearer, also cares for this, adjustment. It will be apparent that with my improved construction, the forward end ofthe napkin may be detaclfedA from the band 9 om time to time, without releasing said and from the body of the wearer,and this applies to the other form-s of construction shown aside from the specific type of securing means em loyed.
lIn Fig. 3 of the drawing, I have slfown a tab 18 attached to the end portion 5b of the napkin and thisl tab is substantiallyof the`- same form and construction as the tab 10 and is provided with a plurality of button-holes 19 similar to the button-holes 14, the free end of the tab being'fnished as seen at 20. In-
stead of cutting out a portion of the tab toform the supporting means for a button 21 sirnllar to the button 15,-I attach an independr ent strip or tape 22 lto the napkin at the end portion 5b where the end of the pad 6 is positioned by stitchings 23 which pass through they tape 22, the fabric casing 7, as well as the end portion of the pad 6. This tape extends upwardly and is threaded through the apertures in the button 21 and its free end portion is arranged u on the tape 22 and is stitched to the napkinjby a line of stitching 24, which in addition to securing the tape 22 in positionv also secures the .lower end of the tab 18 to the end portion 5b of the napkin.
In Fig. 4 of the drawing,l I have anothmodification wherein 'a tabv 25 of relatively strong material is vattached to a short end portion 5c of the napkin by stitchings 26 which also preferably pass through the end portion `of the padding, the same as in the structure shown in Fig. 3 of the draw-.
ing in the attachment of the tape 22 as -at 23. The tap 25v has a finished end 27 and substituted for the button-holes 14-19, I
e provide a pluralitynf pai rs of transverse cuts 2829 forming centrally of the tab and spacedl longitudinally thereof, comparatively short, transverse strap members 30 adapted to be engaged by a hook or other'similar fastening deviceV 31 attached to the free end portion of the tab, this coupling being made after the end portion of the tab has been folded around the waist-encircling band and upon the adjacent portion of the tab as with the structure illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawing, the hook engaging one of the straps 30 Ato support the napkin in proper position upon the waist encircling band.
vThe structure shown and described in this application vis an improvement on that 'shown 'and describedin av prior patent granted to as wellas a structure'disclosed -in a prior Patent No. 1,734,499 granted to me November 5, 1929.
The distinctive features of the present n structure reside in the provision of a tab end portion including'as a unit part thereof the detachable 'eoupling means for the forward end portion vof the napkin aswell as the provision'of means for extending the tab or va tab body to that part of the napkin containing the absorbent pad, and attaching the tab body to said pad to reinforce and strengthen the entire napkin structure" It will be understood that while I have shown certain details of construction for carvao 1' said band and a coupling tab integral withV the other end of said napkin, said tab being foldable around said band in coupling the same therewith, said tab having spaced apertured portions and a coupling member adapted to engage one of said apertured portions in securing the tab against displacement from said band, said coupling member being' supported in connection with the tab by showrra strap member cut from the material of said tab. l A
2. The combination with a body encircllng band of a sanitary napkinof the class d escribed, one end of which is coupled with sald band and a coupling tab at the other end of said napkin, said tab being foldable around Asaid bandvin coupling the same therewith,- said tab having spaced apertured portions.
and a coupling member adapted to engage. I
one of said apertured portions in securing the tab alglelinst displacement from said band, said coup tion w1th the tab by a strap member cut from the material of said tab, and said stra-p member and tab being secured to the napkin by one line of stitching. v
3. A sanitary napkin comprising an `absorbent pad, a fabric casing for said pad and extending beyond the ends thereof, a waist encircling band coupled with one end of the casing, the ends of said band beingl adapted to be attached in supporting the same upon the body of the wearer and a tab permanently attached tothe other end of the casing, said g member being supportedv in connecf" tab being'detachably coupled with'said band f l when mounted in position, said tab having longitudinally spaced apertures Aand acourecava@- pling member flexibly attached to the tab and adapted to be passed through one of said apertures in adjustabiy supporting said end of the casing of the napkin in connection with said band, and the attachment of said cou-4 pling member to the tab being formed by a relatively thin strip of material,
4. A sanitary napkin comprising an absorbent pad, a fabric casing for lsaid pad and extending beyond the ends thereof, a Waist encircling band coupled with one end oi the casing, the ends of said band. being adapted to be attached in supporting the same upon the body of the wearer and a tab permanently attached to the other end of the casing, said tab being detachably coupled with said band when mounted in position, said tab having llongitudinally spaced apertures and a coupling member iiexibly'attached to the taband adapted to be passed through one of said apertures in adjustably supporting said end of the casin ofthe napkin-in connection with saidban andthe attachment of said coupling member to the tab being formed bya relatively thin strip of material cut from the material of said tab.
5. In a'sanitary napkin of the class described, an absorbent pad, a fabric casing in which said pad is mounted and a coupling tab permanently attached to one end of said casing and of a Width substantially equal to that of said casing, said tab havin lon 'tudinally spaced apertures and a mem er ex'ibly attached to the tab and adapted to be passedthrough one of the apertures therein in adjustably supporting said end of the casing, and the attachment of said member 4to the tab being formed by a comparatively narrowv strip fashioned from the material'of said tab.
6. In sanitary napkins of the class described comprising an elongated fabric casing containing an absorbent pad and a body encircling band coupled with one end of the casing, a coupling tab permanently attached to the other end of the casin adapted to be looped around said band, the gres end portion of saidtab having an aperture, a coupling member flexibly attached to the inner end of the tab and adapted to be passed through said aperture when the end of said tab is looped around said band to secure the tab to the band, and said member comprising a button and the attachment thereof to the tab comprising a flexible strip looped through said button.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention have si ed my name this 18th' day of March, 1929.,
' DAVS MARINSKY.