US 1977133 A
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E. M. LINARD SANITARY PAD Oct. 16, 1934.
Filed May 17, 1935 Inventor fizz'aazfifllz'izard /4 Home y Patented Oct 16, 1934 .UNITED STATES PATIENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to a sanitary Dad, the general object of the invention being to provide an absorbent pad adapted to be placed in an opening in the body to prevent passage of moisture or fluid from the opening and to absorb such moisture or fluid, the invention being mainly designed for'the vaginal-opening during the menstrual period.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts,to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:-
Figure 1 is a view of the complete device.
Figure 2 is a view of the pad, with the resilient member removed.
Figure 3 is a sectional view through the complete device.
Figure 4 is a view of the folded strip which forms the core of the device.
As shown inthese views, the device includes a strip 1 of suitable material folded upon itself and a strip 13 of suitable material is wrapped around the folded pieces, these pieces forming a relatively stiff core, which is surrounded by absorbent material 2, except at its lower end. A
sheet of gauze or absorbent material 3 surrounds the material 2 so as to form a small pad, the parts being tied together at the ends, as shown at 4. Then absorbent material 5 is placed around the small pad and covered with gauze 6, with this gauze tied around the end of the small pad by the thread 6'. The material is so arranged as to form a balloon-shaped member and a length of thread 7 is passed through the member adjacent its small end, with portions of the thread depending therefrom, as shown in Figure 2. A nipplelike member 8, formed of rubber, is then placed over the small end of the device, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, with a filling 9 of absorbent material placed between the mouth of the member 3 and the mouth of the sack formed by the gauze 6. The resilient member 8 is formed with a flange 10 which is slightly spaced from the small part of the member 6 and said member 8 is formed with an annular part 11 which encloses that part of the device around which the thread 6' is wrapped. The memberv 8 terminates in a small rounded end 12 which has a perforation therein through which the ends of the thread 7 pass, so that these threads can be used to remove the member from the opening.
Thus when the device is inserted in the opening, the resilient member 8 acts as a stopper for closing the opening through which the pad is inserted and said stopper or member 8 may be entirely filled with absorbent material, such as cotton or the like.
If desired, the device can be used as shown in Figure 2 without the stopper, though this stopper facilitates withdrawal of the device.
As will be seen, the device can be manufactured to sell at low cost, so that it can be thrown away or discarded after being once used and the gauze used with the device, after being sterilized, is to be treated with lanolin, white Vaseline, parawax or other preparations of a similar nature, for the purpose of softening the exterior in such a way as to make the insertion easy and nonirritating.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided thatsuch changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A pad of the class described comprising a relatively stiff core formed of a strip of pliable, absorbent material folded upon itself, a strip wrapped around themajor portion of the core, absorbent material shaped over the core, gauze covering the absorbent material, absorbent material placed over the gauze covering andshaped to provide a balloon-like body, with the core having one end located in the small end of the body, gauze covering the absorbent material last-men tioned and fastened around said end of the core and a thread passing through the lower part of the body and extending therefrom.
2. A pad of the class described comprising a core formed of a strip of pliable, absorbent material folded upon itself, absorbent material shaped over the core to provide a balloon-like body, with the core having one end located in the small end of the body. gauze covering the absorbent material and fastened around said end of the core, a thread passing through the lower part oi the body and extending therefrom and a substantially cup-shaped member of resilient material fltting over the small end of the device and having a small rounded end through which the thread passes, said cup-shaped member having an annular outwardly bowed intermediate part, thread wrapped around the small end of the device for holding the parts together and said thread being located in said intermediate part. the upper end of said cup-shaped member flaring upwardly and outwardly and being spaced from the adjacent part of the device.
ELIZABETH M. LINARD.