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Publication numberUS1836794 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1931
Filing dateNov 29, 1929
Priority dateNov 29, 1929
Publication numberUS 1836794 A, US 1836794A, US-A-1836794, US1836794 A, US1836794A
InventorsGoldstein Esther
Original AssigneeGoldstein Esther
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1836794 A
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Dec. 15, 1931.

E. GOLDSTEl-N DIAPER Filed NOV. 29, 1929 ATTdRNEY Patented Dec. 15, 1931 ,UNITED STATES PATENT FFICE Application fled November 29, 1929. Serial No. 410,288.

The present invention relates to babies diapers of the type wherein no metal or other hard fastenings are used which come in contact with the sensitive skin of a baby, and are apt to cause injury or ain even if not in direct contact with the s 'n. To this end the invention has for one of its objects a diaper composed of elastic closely knit fabric, preferably comprising two similar sections of such fabric which are cut to appropriate shape so as to provide when in use a lower back portion and an abdominal portion, designed along simple lines, so that when the diaper is secured in position on the body of a baby, suitable leg openings are provided. Another object o the invention is to provide a diaper such as specified wherein the sections of fabricated material have suitable hems or selvages which, except at the top of the diaper when in use, that is at the waist line, are seamed together at the side and bottom edges so that the seams extend outwardly from the fabric body, thereby providing a babys diaper without objectionable interior seams, hems or the like. Another object of the invention is to provide a babys diaper composed of soft fabric throughout, which stretches in all directions, so that it will conform snugly to the body of the baby in such way as not to be uncomfortable. Still another object of the invention is to do away entirely with hard fastenings of metal and to substitute in lieu thereof tapes which secure the diaper to the babys body at the waist line and additional tapes which secure the diaper over the abdomen, some of the tapes being secured to that portion of the diaper which constitutes the front or abdominal portion and other of the tapes being secured to side flaps or wings which extend from that portion of the diaper at the back, so that said flaps or wings may be folded over frointhe rear onto the front portion of the diaper, the parts being so proportioned and arranged that when the diaper is properly secured ontothe body, the legs of the baby project through openings formed at the sides.

These being among the objects of the present invention, the same consists of certain features of construction and combinations of parts to be hereinafter described and then claimed with reference to the accompanying drawin s illustrating a preferred embodiment 0 the, invention, and in which;

Figure 1 is a perspective View of the improved diaper as it would appear in using position, with the tapes tied at the waist line and over the abdomen; and

Fig. 2 is a plan of the diaper as spread out flat for its entire length, the fact that the diaper is of knit goods being indicated at several places.

Referring to the drawings, the diaper is preferably composed of two sections or layers 8, 9 of closely knit cotton fabric. The fact that each of these sections or layers is knit is indicated in Figs. 1 and 2. When composed of such soft closely knit material a diaper is provided which is more or less elastic in all directions, advantage of which 1 s taken in desi ing the diaper along simple llnes, making t e entire diaper very eflicient and comfortably fitting when in use.

The two layers or sections 8, 9 are of substantially identically the same outline, being secured together in any suitable manner, so that the diaper is provided with a front abdominal portion 10 and a portion 11 which fits over the lower portion of the back of the baby, these two portions 10, 11 being respectively at opposite sides of the approximate medial transverse line of the diaper indicated by the numeral 12. Preferably the side edges of the diaper are formed with outward curves, so that the diaper gradually increases in width toward the medial line 12, thereby providing segmental side portions 13, 14, which extend from the ends of the waist line of the front portion 10 of the diaper, partially through that portion 11 of the diaper which is to go at the back, thus enabling the diaper to be fitted to the bodies of babies of somewhat different size, although it is preferred to make the improved diaper in three different sizes.

The upper edge of the front portion 10 of the diaper is provided with a selvage edge 15 extending through both the front and back sections 8, 9 of the material, and the side edges which when the diaper is in using position is, located at the waist line. I

The outer end of the back portion 11 of the diaper is provided with lateral flaps or wings 18, 19, that is with fla s which extend beyond the side seams 16 of the side portions 13, 14, the seam 17 before mentioned extending along corresponding edges of said flap extensions or wings 18,19, so that the dia or is ap roximatel straiglht along that e, there y simplifg'ing t is portion of t e diaper.

For the purpose of securing the diaper to the body, the same is accomplished by means of tapes, so as to avoid the necessity of using hard and more or less injurious and painful fastenings. There is a tape consisting of a middle portion 20 and free end portions 21 and 22, the middle portion 20 being stitched transversely to the abdominal portion 10 at i the waist line, so that the free end portions being stitched on as shown.

noted that the stitching of the tapes is to thelayer of fabric 8 and not to the layer 9, so

21, 22 extend to either side. The free ends of said tape may be received in guide loops 23, 23, one at each side of the front, these loops being also of tape and stitched at their ends to the section or layer of fabric 8. Also secured transversely to the front portion 10 is a tape comprising a middle portion 24 and free end portions 25, 26, the middle portion It should be that the diaper is formed in the nature of a bag which is open at the waist line, enabling it to be inverted for washing and cleaning it.

The outward edges of the flaps or wings 18, 19are formed with seams which are extensions of the seams 16, and to said edges there are secured two tapes 27,28 which extend outwardly, and two tapes 29, 30 which also extend outwardly, the pair of tapes 27, 28 being spacedaway from the pair of tapes 29, 30 for a distance approximately the same as the distance between the tapes which are secured to the abdominal portion 10 of the diaper.

On referring to Fig. 1 it will be seen that whenthediaper shown in Fig. 2 is properly applied to the body of the baby, the back portion 11 will cover the body up to the .waist line and the abdominal portion 10 will cover it also to the waist line, at the front, and that the extension flaps or wings 18, 19 will be folded over the side edges of the front portion 10 and onto said front portion, the tapes securing the diaper neatly in position without discomfort, and openings for the legs being provided below the position of the flaps 18, 19. In securing the diaper in position,

the free tape ends 21, 22 are passed through the guide loops 23and their terminals tied made more or less tight, as desired. Having adjusted the diaper at the waist line, the tapes 27, 28 are tied with the free/tape ends 25, 26 into suitable bows over the abdomen, thereby neatly and snugly securing the diaper in reliable position onto the body of the baby, who will feel no discomfort therefrom, and if the diaper is too tight, it is a very easy matter to looosen it up, or vice versa.

What I claim, is:

,A diaper, comprising a fabricated body, having side edge-portions extending toward the approximate middle line of the diaper and providing between them a back portion and an abdominal portion at opposite sides of such line, the back portion and the abdominal portion being of sufiicient proportions to come to the waist-line when the diaper is in use, and the abdominal portion having a double-end tape secured intermediately of its length alon the waist-line and tape-receiving loops a so at the waist-line, and located beyond the point of securement of the tape, and the abdominal portion also having a double-end tape secured intermediately of its length to the abdominal portion along a line substantially parallel with aforesaid tape, and the back portion having side flaps with edges which are substantially in line with the waist-line of the back portion, and the flaps each having a pair of outward tapes, where y when the diaper is in use the flaps may extend over the abdominal portion and the tapes of both portions be secured together respectively at the waist-line, at which they with the tapes 29, 30 into bows, which may be

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U.S. Classification604/392
International ClassificationA61F13/15
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/49004
European ClassificationA61F13/49B1