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Publication numberUS2068998 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1937
Filing dateDec 19, 1935
Priority dateAug 6, 1934
Publication numberUS 2068998 A, US 2068998A, US-A-2068998, US2068998 A, US2068998A
InventorsAbraham N Spanel
Original AssigneeAbraham N Spanel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rubber garment
US 2068998 A
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A. N. SPANEL RUBBER GARMENT Jan. 26, 1937.

2 Shets-Sheet 1 Original Filed Aug. 6, 1934 7/ Il/l/l/l/l/lllI/ J M INVENTOR. womzel ATTORNEY Jam-26, .1937. A. N. SPANEL RUBBER GARMENT original Filed Au fe, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. rafzam JYS Panel Patented Jan. 26, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE RUBBER GARMENT Abraham N. Spanel, Rochester, N. Y.

Original application August 6, 1934, Serial No.

738,669. Divided and this application December 19, 1935, Serial No. 55,215

7 Claims. (Cl. 128-288) Present commercial rubber garments such as baby pants, are bulky, inconvenient to apply and of relatively short life. Such baby pants are commonly made either by sewing together pieces of rubberized fabric or else they are made by a cementing process, after which reinforcing bor-.

ders are attached at the margins of the openings therein. Where a rubberized fabric is employed, the garment has practically no elasticity and where the garment is made of sheet rubber it either has such limited elasticity that it is difficult to apply to the wearer, or else it is so weak that, it tears easily, especially at the openings 30 and along the seams.

In accordance with the main feature of the present invention,.a rubber garment, such as baby pants, is made of dipped latex of high elasticity and long life, which garment is made of one piece and without seams, even the reinforcing margins or borders of the openings being made integral with the garment so that it is composed of one homogeneous mass of latex' rubber.

Another feature of the invention relates to a rubber garment in which the top opening is reinforced by a ridge or border of one character and the margins of the leg openingstherein are reinforced by a border or edge of another character.

A further feature of the invention relates to a rubber garment provided with a margin at its top opening, reinforced by a ridge having its cross section semi-pear-shaped and provided with margins at the leg openings reinforced by angular ridge's, which terminate in feather or torn edges.

An additional feature of the invention relates to a rubber garment in which the front and back top portions thereof are of unequal lengths, the edges of the margin of said portions being reinforced by a thickened reinforcement of the material thereat.

A further feature of the invention relates to a rubber garment provided with front and back portions which project to unequal distances and which have thickened integral reinforcements at their margin, the reinforcements being connected together at their ends by other reinforcements defining ogee curves.

These and other features of the invention will appear from the detailed description and claims when taken with the drawings in which Fig. 1 is a front view of a rubber garment having abbreviated legs and made in accordance with the present invention; Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof, and Fig. 315 an enlarged fragmentary sec- .tional view of the same taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Fig. ,1; Fig. 4 is a front view and Fig. 5 is a side elevation of a modified garment without abbreviated legs; Fig. 6 is an enlarged fragmentary cross sectional view of this modified garment taken substantially on the line 8-6 of Fig. 4; Fig. 7 is a front view of still a different modified garment which is provided with abbreviated legs; Fig. 8 is a side elevation of this garment; Fig. 9 is a section thereof taken substantially on the line 9-9 of Fig. '7 showing the type of reinforcement for the ventilating and decorating openings in the front of the garment; Figs. 10 and 11 are respectively a front view and a side view of a modified type of garment in which the sides are provided with slits extending into the leg openings, which slits may be closed by buttons or other suitable fastening means after the garment has been applied to the wearer; Fig. 12 is a sectional view through this garment taken on the line |2l2 of Fig. 10; Figs. 13 and 14 are respectively a front view and a side view of a still different type of garment which is provided with a front flap adapted to be buttoned or fastened to the main portion of the garment; Fig. 15 is -a sectional view of this garment taken substantially on the line l5-l5 of Fig. 13; Figs. 16 and 17 are respectively a fragmentary front view and a fragmentary side view of still a different type of garment with a front flap, the edges of the garment at this flap being strengthened by reinforcements of a different character; Fig. 18 is a fragmentary sectional view of the same taken substantially on the line l8-l 8 of Fig. 16 showing the reinforcement at the front flap.

Referring especially to Figs. 1, 2, and 3, 5 designates a seamless rubber garment preferably derived from a deposition of latex or other unmasticated rubber. The garmenthas a top opening 6, the margin 1 of which, as best indicated in Fig. 3, is formed of an integral thickened mass or ridge of the rubber substantially semi-pearshaped in cross section. It will be.noted that the top portion ofthe back 8 of the garment extends beyond the top portion of the front 9 thereof, although it will be understood that if so desired, the front 9 may extend beyond the an attractive appearance, also giving more fabric to the back where it is needed most, in order to adequately cover the buttocks area. The lower portion of this garment as illustrated, is provided with abbreviated legs having. leg openings l2 and I3 therein, which face toward the front of the garment as best illustrated in Fig. 1, a substantial portion of the margin of said leg opening is offset with respect to the remainder thereof, so that these portions are out of registry when the garment is flat. It will be noted that the margin of the garment at each leg opening is reinforced, as indicated at H in Fig. 3, by an accumulation or ridge of rubber, integral with the rubber of the garment, which edge terminates in a torn or feather edge l5. This garment is preferably provided with ventilating openings IS in each edge of the garment, the material at the margin of each of these openings being reinforced by an accumulation or ridge of rubber.

The modified form of garment l1 shown in Fig. 4 is similar to that just described. However, this modified garment has no abbreviated leg portions, but instead the leg openings l8 and I 9 are provided in the main portion of the garment. These leg openings face toward the front of the garment and have reinforced margins 20 similar to those reinforcements, shown at M (Fig. 3), which terminate in torn or feather edges 2|. The exact character of -the reinforcement for the margin of the leg openings in this garment, may best be understood by reference to the lower portion of Fig. 6. The front of the garment near its top is provided with pairs of elongated openings 22 which serve not only to ventilate the garment but are also adapted to receive ribbons or other decorative materials to improve the appearance of the garment. The material at the margin of each of these openings is strengthened by an accumulation 23 of the material of the garment and this accumulation may terminate in a torn or feather edge 24 (Fig. 9.)

The modified garment 25 shown in Figs. 7, 8

and 9 is similar to the garments already. described. However, this garment has pronounced legs 26 and these legs are provided with a rim 2! surrounding the openings 28 in the leg, although the rim may be omitted if desired. The material at the margins of these openings is strengthened by a reinforcement 29 which terminates in a torn or feather edge similar to that shown at 2| in Fig. 6. This garment is also provided with ventilating openings 30 which are similar to the openings 22 (in Fig. 4).

The modified garment 35 shown in Figs. 10, 11, and 12 is similar to that illustrated in Figs.- 1, 2, and 3, but differs therefrom in that the leg openings l6 and 31 are extended by slits 38 and 39 communicating with the leg openings. slits serve to enlarge the leg openings in order to facilitate applying the garment to the wearer, but after the garment has been applied, suitable fastening means such as buttons ll (Fig. 10) inserted in each pair of button holes 40, function to close the slit. Not only the margins of the leg openings 36 and 31, but also the margins of the material at the slits 38 and 39 are reinforced by an angular accumulation 42 of the material of the garment, which accumulation terminates in a torn or feather edge 43. Each of the buttonholes 40, has its margin reinforced by an annu- These I lar accumulation of the material of the garment, which accumulation may terminate in a torn or feather edge 45.

The modified garment 46 shown in Figs. 13, 14, and 15 differs from the foregoing garments in that a front flap 4'! is provided therefor, so that if the garment is worn by a baby, the diapers may be removed without removing the garment, merely by opening .this flap. The flap 41 is defined by a slit 48 in the material at the front of the garment, which slit communicates with the leg openings 49 and 50, which are reinforced in a manner already described. The margins of the material at the slit is reinforced as indicated in Fig. 15 by angular accumulations SI of, the material of the garment, which accumulations terminate in torn or feather edges 52. It will be noted that the garment is provided with pairs of buttonholes 53, to receive buttons or other fastening means for holding the flap closed, one opening of each pair being in the front of the garment and the other opening being in the flap thereof. The margins of these openings 83 are likewise strengthened by an accumulation 54 of the material of the garment which accumulation may terminate in a torn or feather edge 53.

The modified garment shown in Figs. 16, 17, and 18 differs from the garment last described. in that the reinforced margins on the flap and on the adjacent portion of the garment front are of different character, as illustrated in Fig. 18. In this last-mentioned figure, it will be noted that the edge of the front of the garment .is reinforced by an angular accumulation Sl terminating in a torn or feather edge 51, whereas, the adjacent edge of the flap is reinforced by an accumulation 58, which accumulation in cross section' is substantially semi-pear-shaped or semi-oval. It will be appreciated that during the manufacture of the garment the accumulations 58 and 58 are connected together and in order to separate them the material is torn thereat.

While the reinforced edges referred to may be made bytearing, and preferably terminate in thin or feather edges, it will be understood that the invention is not limited thereto, but if desired the edge of the garment adjacent the reinforced accumulations may be developed by cut-.

' ting or dieing out the excess material.

a shape herein referred to as definitely fixed or permanently set" in character.

What I claim is:

1. A pair of seamless deposited rubber pants having a top opening therein defined by an uninterrupted margin and having leg openings therein, said pants having a definite normal shape permanently set in character, the mar- .gins of said pants at said openings being strengthened by reinforcements of rubber integral' therewith.

2. A pair of seamless deposited pants of unmasticated rubber having a top opening therein defined by an uninterrupted margin and having leg openings therein, said pants having a definite normal shape "permanently set in character, substantial portions of the margins of said pants at said openings being reinforcedby accreted ridges of rubber integral therewith.

3. A pair of seamless deposited rubber pants having a top opening therein defined by an uninterrupted margin and having leg openings therein, said pants having a definite normal shape permanently se in character, the mar gin of said pants at said top opening having ofiset portions and being reinforced by a ridge of rubber integral therewith.

4. A pair of seamless deposited rubber pants having a top opening therein defined by an uninterrupted margin and having leg openings therein, said pants having a definite normal shape "permanently set in character, the margin of said pants at each of said leg openings having portions offset with respect to each other, said margins being reinforced by ridges of rubber integral therewith.

5. A pair of deposited seamless rubber pants provided with a top opening and leg openings therein, said pants having a definite normal shape permanently set in character and bein provided with a flap defined by a .slit communicating with said leg openings, the free edges of said pants being provided with reinforcing ridges integral therewith.

6. A pair of deposited seamless rubber pantsprovided with a top opening and leg openings defined by integrally reinforced margins of said pants, said pants having a definite normal shape "permanently set in character and being provided with a flap defined by a slit communicating with the leg openings, the edges of said pants at said slit being provided with reinforcing ridges integral therewith, one of said last-mentioned ridges being rounded in cross section and the other of said ridges being angular in cross sec tion.

7. A pair of seamless deposited rubber pants having a top opening therein defined by an uninterrupted margin. and having leg openings therein, said pants having a definite normal shape permanently set in character, the margin of said pants at each of said openings having portions offset with respect to each other, all of said margins being reinforced by ridges of rubber integral therewith.

ABRAHAM N. SPANEL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/402, 2/80, D02/712, 2/DIG.100
International ClassificationA41B13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/04, Y10S2/01
European ClassificationA41B13/04