US 2047054 A
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July 7, 1936. A. M. BEYER. JR 2,047,054
SANITARY NAPKI N Filed June 15, 1935 AAA Patented July 7, 1936 a 2,047,054
VE JN''ED STATE-S PATENT OFFIQE 2,47,o'54 SANITARY NAPKIN Y Alfred M. Beyer, Jr., Flushing, N. Y. Application June 15, 1935, serial No. 26,745 s claims. (o1. 12s-'290) This invention relates to new and useful imstruct 'the absorbent pad I0 in conventional fashprovements in a sanitary napkin. ion of several layers, but to distinguish it from The invention has for an object the construcprior constructions in arranging the central portion of aY sanitary napkin which may be used tion lliet thereof relatively reduced in plan view y '5 Without chaiing the skin or causing irritations. n'COmpariSOn With the 6nd SGCOHS mb thereof, 5
This invention has for an object the provision so 'as 4to permit the center portion of the napkin of cotton or similar soft absorbent filler members to follow the contours of the body and still realong the edges of the napkin arranged in such tain a substantially horizontal transverse posia manner as to prevent, or materially reduce, tion. Cotton or similar soft ller members Il are irritation when the napkin is worn. mounted on the sides of the reduced portion I0a 10 Still further the invention proposes a novel of the absorbent pad. These cotton ller memarrangement for connecting the cotton filler bers are of the same height as the pad IIJ and members with the absorbent pad of the napkin. are adapted to lie within the compass of the en- Another object of the invention is to construct larged ends thereof. The filler members ll are 15 the napkin with a reduced central portion in restrained trom free longitudinal motion by rea- 15 which the cotton ller members may be readily son of having their inner sides Ila of serrated set, contour fitting into corresponding serrations upon Still further the invention contemplates an arthe sides of the portion lila of the absorbent pad rangement whereby the cotton ller members and are adapted to bend readily so as to follow may be adjusted to various positions for the conthe contour of the body smoothly Without buckvenience of a wearer. ling, thus making a close tting between the pad 20 Another object of the invention is the construcand the body. tion of a device asY described which is simple and This pad with the cotton filler members is durable and which may be manufactured and then engaged in the conventional gauze casing sold at a reasonable cost. (not shown in this form of the invention). 25
For further comprehension of the invention, ln Figs. 3-5 inclusive another embodiment of and of the objects and advantages thereof, referthe invention has been illustrated which consists ence will be had to the following description and of an absorbent pad IB having a central reduced accompanying drawing, and to the Yappended portion llla and enlarged ends Iilb. Cotton or claims in which the various novel features of the like iiller members Il are arranged upon the 30 invention are more particularly set forth. sides of the reduced portion, but are of a ma- In the accompanying drawing forming a mateterially smaller length than the length of the rial part of this disclosurez- Y reduced portion. These cotton ller members Fig. l is a perspective view of a sanitary napkin have their inner faces formed with serrations l Ia with the casing thereof removed to disclose inadapted to engage corresponding serrations on 35 terior parts. the sides of the reduced portion lila. As the cen- Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 ter members l I' are of shorter lengths than the of Fig. 1. reduced portion I, they may be set at various Fig. 3 is a plan view of a napkin constructed longitudinal positions for the convenience of a according to another embodiment of this invenwearer of the device to avoid chang at one area tion, a portion of the casing shown broken away. or another area of the skin. A conventional 40 Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-5 gauze casing l2 is engaged over the absorbent pad of Fig. 3. and the cotton ller members to hold them in an Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the absorbent pad intactunit. portion of the napkin shown in Fig. 3. In Fig. 6 another embodiment of the inven- 45 Fig. 6 is a plan view of the absorbent pad portion has been disclosed which is very similar to tion and the cotton filler members of a napkin the form shown in Figs. 3-5 inclusive, distinconstructed according to another embodiment of guishing merely in the construction of the serrathe invention. Y tions Ilaa upon the contacting faces of the ller Fig. 7 is a horizontal sectional View of a napkin members and the reduced area. I9 of the ab 50 constructed according to another modification of sorbent pad. More particularly, these serrations the invention. Y are of a continuous curve, contrasted with the The invention relates particularly to the abprior construction in which sharp points were sorbent pad within the gauze casing of a sanitary used.
napkin. More particularly, it is proposed to con- In Fig. '7 another modified form of the inven- 55 tion is disclosed in which there is an absorbent pad I' having a reduced central area lllML adapted to accommodate small cotton or like ller members II". 'I'he contacting faces of the cotton ller members and the reduced portion IU of the pad are smooth so that the members may assume various adjusted positions along the sides of the pad.
Adhesive tape I4 or similar holding means are mounted between the members l I and the pad l0 to hold the members in fixed positions. Any other suitable holding means may also be used to hold the side members to the pad. The conventional gauze casing l2 encases the absorbent pad and the members Il It is to be understood that the shape of the napkin and o1 the ller members may be changed as desired, also that cotton or similar material may be wrapped about the entire center portion of the napkin.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction 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 States Letters Patent is:
1. In a sanitary napkin, an absorbent pad having a reduced central area, cotton or like ller members located in intimate contact with the sides of said reduced area, the reduced central area having concaved sides, and means for holding said filler members in various positions along said sides.
2. In a sanitary napkin, an absorbent pad having a reduced central area, cotton or like ller members located in intimate contact with the sides of said reduced area, the reduced central area having concaved sides, and the contacting faces of the cotton ller members and the said sides being'formed with inter-engaged portions by which the ller members are held in various xed positions.
3. A sanitary napkin, comprising an absorbent pad having concaved sides, cotton or like ller members located in intimate contact with said concaved sides, and means for holding said ller members in various adjusted positions on the sides in said pad, comprising inter-engaging serrations in the contacting faces of the filler members and the concaved sides.
ALFRED M. BEYER, JR.