US 1971606 A
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Aug. 28, 1934. H. `B. GRANT 1,971,606
DIAPER Filed Jne 10, 1933 'nu'. III-r...
INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 128, 1934 Hazel B. Grant, Kansas City, Mo.
Application .lune 10, 1933, Serial No. 675,233
My invention relates to bandages, and more particularly to those of the throw-away type, the principal object of the invention being to provide a protective covering, so economically constructedas to warrant disposal thereof after one application.
Other important objects of the 'invention are to provide a comfortable garment for infants, to provide a water-proof diaper making for sanitation and protection of the infantsouter garments or objects with which the infant might come in contact, to eliminate stitching and other expensive embellishments tending to increase the cost of such garment, and to leliminate the cost and labor of laundering the garment after use.
In accomplishing these and other objects of the invention, I have provided improved details of structure, the preferred form of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the diaper constructed in accordance with my invention and applied to a child.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of my improved bandage folded and ready for application.
Fig. .3 is a detail, perspective view of my improved bandage showing the several parts thereof.
Fig. 4 is a. transverse, vertical, cross-sectional view of my invention on the line 4 4, Fig. 2, i1-
lustrating the parts thereof in assembled condition.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged, fragmentary, detail, perspective view of my invention illustrating the water-proofing element and its reinforcement.
Referring more in detail to the drawing:
1 vdesignates a garment constructed in accordance with my invention'and shown for infant's use, which includesial pliable fabric cover 2 of rectangular shape, upon which is placed a vsuitable absorbent illler, preferably in the form of layers of fibrous composition, for example cellulose, having less surface area than the cover so that marginal edges of the cover are left free to overlap the `fibrous layers. when the cover is folded.
vIn the present instance@ have found it-desirable to provide a layer 3 of said composition separated by a, water proofing element 4, of moistureproof regenerated cellulose toil, from a plurality of layers 5 of the cellulose.
The moisture-proof regenerated cellulose 'foil g 4 is provided with e. reinforcing element 6 of gauze proof regenerated cellulosefoil by a suitable adheslve to prevent breaking or tearing of the cellophan as clearly in Fis. 5. l
The preferabie assembly and appiicatlon of the garment is as follows:
The cover 2 is laid out dat and a layer 3 of nller placed over a portion thereof. A layer ofreinforced moisture-prooi regenerated cellulose foil i is then placed upon the lier 3, followed by a; plurality of layers 5 of filler.
The portion 'l of the cover is then folded over Vthe respective layers and then hack upon itself,
as at 8, to substantially align with the opposite marginal edge 9 thereof. Theopposite edge 9 is then folded over all the layers, as indicated at 10, Fig. 2.
The marginal end edges l1, l2 and 13, 1 4 of the blank 2 are then folded over the layers and cover, as at l5, and 16, Fig. 2 to complete the bandage.
In applying the garment, the bandage is passed between the childs legs, drawn up over the childs stomach and back and the side edges folded over each other, as at 1'7 and 18, after which they are secured in place by fastening devices 19, 20 and .21, 22, Fig. 1, it being. evident that the childs legs will extend through openings 23 and 24 pron vided by folding the diaper at its mid-section.
It isobvious that while I have provided a. filler layer outside the water proofing element and a plurality of layers inside the water-proofing element, as applied to al child, for the purposes of providing a securing body and an absorbent body, respectively, more layers may be inserted should necessity demand. The outer layer of cellulose composition also tends to prevent possible irritation and quiets any rustling sound of the regenerated cellulose foil.
It is also obvious that the garment extends sutlloiently upwardly upon the chlds body to i lprovide a. protective stomach band.
It is, therefore, apparent, that I have provided a. water-proof garment, very simple in construc- 95 tion and composed of materials which make dis-4 posal of the bandage practical after use, thereby l saving the expense and .labor of laundering the garments.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is; u
1. The combination in s. child's diaper Aof lthe character described of a plurality of superimposed rectangular shaped layers of soft absorbn ent cellulose material, a. layer of flexible gauze- Vreinforced water-proof regenerated cellulose foil on-cheese'cloth, which is fixed to the molstureof size and shape substantially similar to vthe cellulose layers superimposed on the cellulose layers to form a. waterhproof backing which sup ports and strengthens thc cellulose layers, a plu-l Mill rality o! layers of cellulose material similar in size and shape to the rst named cellulose layers and superimposed on the reinforced water-proof regenerated cellulose foil for covering the same to prevent contact thereof with the body of a wearer, and a.rectangular sheet of gauze folded at a point substantially in the center thereof to form aps covering the exposed faces of said cellulose layers and having side and end edges spaced from corresponding edges of the absorbent layers and bmk-folded over one of the aps to retain all of said layers in superimposed position.
2. A childs diaper including a plurality of superimposed rectangular shaped layers of soft absorbent cellulose material, a layer of exible gauze-reinforced water-proof regenerated ce1- lulose foil of size and shape substantially similar to the cellulose layers and on which the cellulose layers are superimposed, said Water-proof regenerated cellulose foil forming a water-proof backing which supports and strengthens the cellulose