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Publication numberUS1912783 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1933
Filing dateApr 20, 1931
Priority dateApr 20, 1931
Publication numberUS 1912783 A, US 1912783A, US-A-1912783, US1912783 A, US1912783A
InventorsJosephine Meyer
Original AssigneeJosephine Meyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary pad holder
US 1912783 A
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June 6, 1933. J. MEYER SANITARY. PAD HOLDER Filed April 20, 19 51 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR /Zvseplghe Meyer ATTORNEY June 6, 1933.

SANITARY PAD HOLDER Filed April 20, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 {a 5 A 2 2 5 25 2 15 p 6 .5

INVENTOR 5 7 cfase kane Meyer ATTORNEY Patented June 6, 1933 UNITED STATETSTPA'TENT oFF1cE JOSEPHINE MEYER, or SEATTLE, WASHINGTON SANITARY PAD HOLDER Application filed April 20, 1931. Serial No. 531,338.

My invention relates to a sanitary pad the belt as an essential part of my invention. holder. j 7 It may be of any suitable construction and Serious objection obtains to the holders or material, and in fact might be dispensed with belts as heretoforecommonly described, in if other suitable means for supporting the that they fail to hold. the pad positively pad holder be available. My invention reagainst dislodgment and at the same time be sides in the pad holder and not in the belt. readily releasable when a changeis desired. The pad holder has a main or body portion Again, metallic fasteners, as snaps or pins, consisting of a web or band '2 provided at commonly employed to hold the pad, are obits ends with means for suspension supports.

10 jectionable; also no protection is afforded Such means as shown consist of buckles 10 against the ends of the pad, by means of or equivalent devices, adapted to engage the which ends the pad is retained, becoming suspension webs 9 in adjustable positions. soiled and no provision is made for auto- The body portion or band 2 should be of a matic means of application of a deodorant waterproof fabric or material which may be 15 or antiseptic substance. readily cleansed, as, for instance, rubber or The above mentioned general objects of a rubberized or otherwise Waterproofed my invention, together with others inherent woven fabric. in the same, are attained by the device illus- At the upper face of the pad holder, that trated. in the following drawings, the same is, the face which is placed next to the wearer,

20 being preferred exemplary forms of embodia pocket is provided at each end by stitching, 7

ment of my invention, throughout which vulcanizing or otherwise securing a flap 3 drawings like reference numerals indicate thereto. This pocket opens towards the cenlike parts tral section of the holder. Within each Figure 1 is a perspective view of my depocket is a pad holding or securing member vice with a pad placed in wearing position consisting ofa transversely extending narthereon. row strip or tape 4, secured to the pad holder Fig. 2 is a top plan view of my pad holder. body at its ends, which are preferably turned Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of my pad over and secured in the marginal stitching as holder. well as about each end portion, of the tape.

Fig. 4 is a section taken on line 44 of Fig. By stitching the end portions of the tape, not 2, and including a portion of the supporting only is it made secure, but the opening is rebelt. duced the better to hold the retaining parts Fig. 5 is a sectional view on line 5-5 of asset forth hereinafter. 35 Fig. 2. The pad 5 as illustrated is of a well known Fig. 6 is a sectional view on line 66 of and standard construction consisting of a Fig. 2. piece of gauze surrounding a body of ab- Fig. 7 is a sectional view on line 77 of sorbent material. The end portionsof the Fig. 2. gauze, or the reduced end portions 13 of the 40 The device normally Will be worn by pad or cloths to be used, are first placed over women during their monthly periods, howthe holding loop or tape 4,passed back or outever, it may be worn by both men and women wardly under the tape, and then tucked back in case of infection of the parts involved, or into the pocket over the tape, thus forming for bladder and like ailments. Ordinarily, a wrapping or looping about the tape. The it will be oifered for sale in connection with flap 3, which forms one wall of the pocket a supporting means, such, for instance as a by pressing upon the tip of the pad and belt 1, having suspension webs, or tabs 9. wrapping holds it securely in place so that Such belt, as well as the suspension tabs, the pad cannot work loose, slip or fall out, would preferably be of elastic material or even if the wearer indulges inathletic stunts 60 provided with sections of elastic material. I or other activities. When the device is not do not consider the specific construction of in use, even without the tension and extra I wearer, or become rusty when laundered.

The flap 3 thus performs two flmctions (1) forms a pocket which shields or protects the retaining member, the tape 4, from becoming soiled and (2) acts as a binder to said-reduced ends of the pad.

On the outer or lower face of the pad holder as it is worn, a pocket may be provided for holding a change of pads. This is done by stitching a piece 6 along the side edges of the pad holder. One end is open, tape turned under and stitched, but the other is stitched to close it. In this pocket is placed a second pad which may be substituted for the other when the latter is discarded.

On the outer orlower face of the pad holdi er at one end, a pocket is preferably provided by stitching a piece 7 to the body piece, leaving the pocket open towards the end of the holder, said pocket having holes 8 extending through the band 2. In this may be placed a deodorant, or antiseptic powder, or like substance, which gradually sifts, percolates or passes through the holes 8 and falls upon the pad. Thus a reservoir for a deodorant or antiseptic powder and an automatic feeding out of the same is provided. Also in the pocket may be carried a small puff 12 which may be employed to make special or separate application of the powder to particular parts of the body in time of discomfort.

The edges 11, of the band 2 are preferably notched or scalloped so that a continuous edge is avoided and chafing prevented. This makes possible putting the desired tension on the band without discomfort to the wearer. Let it be noted that this tension on the holder is highly important and accordingly provision against irritation, cutting or chaifing is required to secure comfort. My invention prevents such difliculties by employing the scalloped or notched edge 11. The importance of this feature in making the device as a whole entirely operable is very great.

Tlie above described pad holder provides means for effectively securing the pad or napkin. without employing a metallic or rigid means, and therefore contributes to the comfort of the wearer. It also provides storage for a reserve or change of pads and a place for carrying a supply of powder which automatically renders antiseptic the holder.

Furthermore, my invention provides a sanitary pad holder characterized by the positive holding means for retaining the pad which therefrom relieves against all anxiety of the pad part becoming released and falling down.

Obviously, changes may be made in the forms, dimensions and arrangement of the parts of my invention, without departing from the principle thereof, the above setting forth only preferred forms of embodiment.

I claim:

1. A sanitary pad holder embodying a band provided with means whereby apad may be secured to one side thereof, and a deodorant antiseptic substance holding pocket disposed on the other side and on one end of said band, and holes extending through said band located at the base of said deodorant antiseptic substance holding pocket, whereby said material may gradually fall through the pad disposed upon the side of the band opposite to said deodorant antiseptic substance holding pocket.

2. A sanitary pad holder embodying a band provided on one side at each end with a pocketv opening towards the middle of the band; a pad securing means in the form of a tape having its ends secured to said band within each of said pockets and extending transversely of the band, whereby the reduced end portion of a pad may be wrapped about said tape and securely held in place by the pressure obtaining upon said wrappings with in said pocket and said tape protected against soiling; and a deodorant antiseptic substance holding pocket disposed on the other side and on one end of said band, and holes extending through said band located at the base of said deodorant antiseptic substance holding pocket, whereby said material may gradually fall through the pad disposed upon the side of the band opposite to said deodorant antiseptic substance holding pocket.

In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name this-14 day of April, 1928.


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U.S. Classification604/398, 604/359
International ClassificationA61F13/56, A61F13/64
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/64
European ClassificationA61F13/64