US 1893745 A
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Jan. 10, 1933. J. JoSlAs CATAMENIAL BANDAGE Filed Feb. 25, 1931 IN1/mm3 raco d'oszas E BY Patented Jan. 10, 1933 JACOB JOSIAS, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CATAMENLL BANDAGE Application led February 26, 1931. Serial No. 518,313.
.improvements in a catamenial bandage.
' It is general construction to arrange cataf menial bandages with a liquid-proof holder to receive and hold a napkin. The napkin is generally placed within the holder so that its top face is substantially flush with the contacting surface of the holder. When applied, the napkin engages against the body and against the orifice. While the napkin absorbs liquids discharging and dripping down, it is not tight enough against the body to absorb allodors.
lt is an' object of this invention to supplement the regular napkin in a catamenial bandage with a top narrower napkin section in a manner' to naturally press against the bodyand absorb odors as well as liquids.
A still further object of this invention is l to arrange the supplementary napkin removable for replacement when soiled selectively from the main napkin.
The invention furthermore proposes as an objectto provide top straps beneath which the supplementary napkin may be slipped in as constituting the means for removably supporting the latter napkin section.
A still further object of this invention is to construct the `catamenial bandage so that the ends of the supplementary napkin may engage through the same, holding apertures that serve to secure the main napkin.
The invention still further proposes to provide adjustable means'for aiding in pressing the material ofthe supplementary napkin against the orifice. y
lt is further proposed to construct said adjusting means removable. p
A still further object of this invention is to construct a device of the class mentioned which is of 'simple durable construction, dependable in use and eiiicient in action, and `f which can .be manufactured and sold at a 5 reasonable cost.
For further comprehension of the invention, and ofthe obj ectsand advantages therey of, .reference will be had to the following d description and accompanying drawing, and tothe appended claims in which the various looking in the direction of .the line 8-8 of novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure Flg. 1 is a perspective view of a device con- 55 structed adcording to this invention.
Fig. ,2 is an elevational view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 isa plan developed view of the napkin holder per se.
Fig 4 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional 60 Vlew taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary enlarged detailed view of a portion of Fig. 1, showing in particular the connection bet-Ween the napkin 'support and the body belt, seen as though looking along the line 6-6.
Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig.' 5, but showing the means which aids in the pressing of to the supplementary napkin against the body in place.,
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary elevational view Fig. 7. t5
Fig. 9 is a sectional View taken on the line` 9--9 of Fig. 7.
As shown on the drawing the catamenial bandage has a belt portion l() for engaging around the waist of a wearer. This belt portion is not illustrated in detail nor described, since it forms no part of this invention and is generally known to the ublic. Attached upon the belt portion there 1s a napkin holder 11. This napkin holder comprises a liquidproof sheet in the form of a strip of substantially U-shape in cross section for receiving a napkin 12 so that the top of the napkin is substantially ush with the top of the strip. The sheet is bent along both edges from end to end and transverse cloth binding strips 13 are secured upon the ends of the strip for holding it in the substantial cross section mentioned. In Fig. 5 the cross section will be seen in detail and it should be noticed that 95 the top edges, indicated by reference numerals 14, are bent over so as to partially extend across thetop of the napkin 12. The bent top edge 14 may be reinforced by a strip amalgamated upon the said edge to pre- 100 vent the latter from bulging when the catamenial bandage is in use.
A means is rovided upon the ends of the strip for attaching it upon the belt 10. This means, as shown on the drawing, is in the form of hook elements 15 attached upon the ends of the strip upon the transverse cloth strips 13 and engageable with eyelets 16 attached upon the belt 10. Vhile this particular means has been illustrated, it is not intended as a limitation since other conventional means may be used which may include adjustments so as to change the tension of the napkin holder. The sanitary napkin 12 has its ends reduced, indicated by reference numerals 17, and passed through apertures 18 formed in the base portion of the strip and constituting the means for holding the napkin in place. A reinforcementring 19 is amalgamated upon the strip around the opening 18 so as to reinforce the opening. The napkin 12 may be oi' any of the standard ones used on the market and treated with proper deodorizing chemicals. Transverse straps 20 extend across the top of the napkin holder and join the edges of the strip so as to prevent accidental opening of the holder. The napkin 12 is slipped bcneath these straps 2O when inserted in place.
A means is also provided for holding a supplementary napkin, such as indicated by reference numeral 21, which is of smaller width than the napkin 12 above the top of the said strip. This means is in the form of other transverse straps 22 substantially over the straps 20 and also transversely arranged and connected upon opposite edges ot the strip of material, which forms the napkin holder. The ends 23 of the supplementary napkin section 21 are also reduced and are engaged through the openings 18 so as to aid in maintaining this section in place. The loose ends 17 and 23 are placed in a pair of transverse straps 19 at the bottom of napkin -holder 11.
A means is also provided for aiding in pressing the material of the supplementary napkin 21 better against the body. This means is in the form of hooks 24 attached upon the top edges of the strip which forms the napkin holder directly opposite each other. A transverse strap 25 is provided with eyelets at its ends for engagement by the hooks 24 so that the strap may assume a position between the napkin 12 and the napkin section 21 as clearly shown in Fig. 7. Tn Figs. 2 and 5 the device is shown with the strap 25 removed. A hollow resilient member 26 is attached upon the strap 25 at two diametrically opposite sides by means of short legsl 27. The other portions of this hollovsT member are opened so that cot-ton material 28 may be forced within the hollowl to pack the interior to any desired degrees so as to Droiect the top apex 28 of the hollow is positioned beneath the napkin section 21` and above the napkin section 12. When the bandage is worn, the parts should be so positioned that the hollow resilient member 26 acts against the orifice.
When the catamenial bandage is worn without the strap 25, the napkin section 21 which is of small width will act against the body. Tt is pointed out that this section of small width can fit more snugly against the body as is desired. Tt will serve to absorb odors as well as liquids. When this section becomes soiled, it may be replaced without replacing the napkin 12 if the latter member is not soiled.
While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construct-ion herein disclosed 'and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United StatesLetters Patent is 1. A napkin holder, comprising a napkin holder, comprising liquid-proof sheet material in the form of a strip of substantially U-shape in cross section for receiving a napkin so that the top of the napkin is substantially flush with the top of the strip, means for holding supplementary napkin of smaller width than said napkin above the top of the said strip, and adjustable means on the longitudinal edges of said strip for aiding in pressing the material of the supplementary napkin against the body.
2. A napkin holder, comprising a napkin holder, comprising'liquid-proof sheet matelrial in the form of a strip of substantially U-shape in cross section for receiving a napkin so' that the top of the napkin is substantially Hush with the top of the strip, means for holding supplementary napkin of smaller width than said napkin above the top of the said strip, and adjustable means on thc longitudinal edges of said strip for aiding in pressing the material of the supplementary napkin against the body, comprising a strap attached at its ends upon the edges of said strip, a hollow resilient member on said strap formed. with side openings so that the interior 1s accessible for receiving cotton or vother absorbent material, and the top of said hollow member being formed with an apex surrounded by a recess having apertures communicating With the interior.
3. A napkin holder, comprising a napkin holder, comprising liquid-proof sheet material in the form of a strip o substantially U-shape in cross section for receiving a napkin so that the top of the napkin is substantially iush with the top of the strip, and means for holding supplementary napkin of smaller Width than sa1d napkin above the top of said strip, comprising transverse straps,
attached across the edges of said strips, other transverse straps being connected across the edges of the strip also for holding the main napkin in place, and the said strip being also formed With apertures for receiving reduced ends Jrorn both of said napkin sections, and other transverse straps at the bottom of the said napkin holder for ends of the napkin sections.
ln testimony whereof I have aiiixed myl signature.
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