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Publication numberUS2385995 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1945
Filing dateAug 16, 1941
Priority dateJun 23, 1938
Publication numberUS 2385995 A, US 2385995A, US-A-2385995, US2385995 A, US2385995A
InventorsKneibler Arthur R
Original AssigneeCooper S Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Undergarment
US 2385995 A
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'A. R. KNEIBLER UNDERGARMENT Original Filed June 23, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Oct. 2, 1945.

R. KNEIBLER UNDERGARMENT Original Filed June 23, 1938 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Oct. 2, 1945.

A. R. KNIEIBLER 2,385,995

UNDERGARMENT Original Filed June 2:, 1938 :s sheets-sheet 3' Patented Get. 2, 1945 233325395 l V ,IlNygi RGARMeNT Arthur R. wKneibler, Kenosha, sWis assiglior :to

tationi iwiscamin Eli-is application is a division of Patent No. 2,264,384, issued December 2, 194-1,on an apjpli- (filled June E3, 1938, tor Ur dergartheritl l liis iiivention relates "to undeigairglents and me panticiilai'ly-to undergarments of the shottls 1 Ztgipeior wear. 1' main' dbjeets of theinvention are to prony ide an Iundergarinefit of the oha'i aqter ip iidatd the'motcfi portion of the'gairh'iit'is so onsfimoted to'aif'ord a' l 1-igi'ilyds'iiabl;e, mild supponting efieet to Qljo'Vidi'oofiS-tfflcfiiQh which will avoid excssiyestietotiing of tgh" ffiientiwhen name of knitted material seals to (of ipdfinit'elyi etai ih'gYitS iyitialI fiiii ltiormifitt i ng' ergo 's'upportirjgquali-t s; to jali'otklein an untiergar'ihent of theti iairaeter indieated'a waist-band strpotii're wh'ieh'willsppply a conifortagbleabdominal supporting effedt fa'gitl in general it is tfie objeqt' t pfi inveiitiyfl 'o an improve'gi garment of'tfi oliaraetgr Ether objects and advantages of the il' lyg lllglfl will understood 'by' ifei-fiyQtb thi {011935;-

s'peifioatiorf and aagempanfihg rayvi11g whereifitlfel e is dsEri-bd'afihhde'igarhiei t lot the mer'fis shorts t'ifi embediiir}g :se leiotegl 'ifioi ljl biflie'inyetitioi'i.

Figfii'e is 5mm elevation.

Figure 32 as feajr' e leya tiohf 7 Figures e: 4 aiil 5 are stiggs 9; tit e gorge;

pe 5 xi t rs'd 1 1 5 5 5? F e 1.

gures is'a "sect-ion Un t- 11g hg g 9:55 of Fig a t' I P fifififi Waist he??? 99 1o ends begiysareanw I.

"whe' waist baridpor'tiofi I0 is preferably "fg rrg ed of front and back sections I; and l respeotiymy, the said sections bang'mne'd together at th sides of the garm nt jas iiidicalted at 1 L 14,

#Ihe trbnt "section 'lz'is 'forined of elastic; w hing, i. e., lmitteii material 'co'ntair'iirig jel'a s'tie threads of .mbbef'or like materialwlii el i eicterlid in the direction of the ieiicumrere c d: theyirgist band so that said front section is cirouixijierentia lly stnetchable. -The material is preferably ee-1; that it h s no appreciable stretchability in the {@1549 cliIBQiFiQI? o the arment. --'I-he fro ii't i3 issmxebl wi s-flmewhai its iCqowfa-lneorporated, Keng slia wisg ggcomo- 4. seam middle portion so as to overlie most of th e-=loyver alodq gipaLregiogsof the weaijei' and thereby to egiert a desirable supporting effect on the-same.

'lhe rear seotiorl la is preferably forgnegl of relatively ir elastie material and -i ntl 1 is"i-1 1 stance comprises" three plies, 43a, I31; and 430; of woven fabric of suitable weightand in 'ad dit iop a of tape-1ike jalqric strips 3dl3d. 'Iflhe 't'la'pel- --1ikeltnips are ariang'e'gl to extend transversely of east other angi diagppally 0mm back section IQ; as best s'howr irlf dotted lines -in"Figi1;re -T-he said strips are preferably-logged between h W2 n fmq l e of t a k e ti pbu without attaol iment to the imi'ei'r iqst ply; an i said tyvo plies anil st'rips are stitchedaloogtl e pq es of the tapestrips' intermediate their optermost ply s' g thfa't the'stitliiri g rese ts a q ilq d effect g'n the outside of -the"back see'tiooT The :in ermost ply of the baql; section eoyers the diagonal *li-nes or stitching and thesserqbled' =badk structure xisQsti'theii togletiie'fyabgpt the periphery thereof either by stitching proqisled for that purpose only, or as a1 ir oidept to stitchp ee "fo uni e the M9 9- tion tp ot-her of garmefit.

i i "aist f e s s tml su tably m tt-9&

so as to preset-1t "a' fiifisl-i egi pppey egge lapel it is ls i b b w W e u er mist ia wh i fl z i e eate embe 9 e t h than the s naiqey 9 the semen .8638 1 9 51 s n er qla tiy ty in th up e 't t e mor was??? r in n th ia fie 691%? e 23? i i dk 3 9 el ti fl y ri i- 29 s edge o the Rack "ab "i i i siwi h ta s-lik {Strip '59? l fiiI g prefw y E sie: a st i o the mines ll i e f 29 i qml e WP- l e em n 'tb i 1 i ize sl b the qlq- "the finishe e e t ii e ex visi es a, rela ivel si t an ta s ibp'iss ma es e the has .se 91 bf t- Waist emix s patesi .2 e 19 8, fi ii se the b 9 sect on is sli h y znl h fi h-av? se y t9 bsttex cqnioxre h iz r bqi i i 1 the a ment t the my:

"" i fi fi Wai l a s? wes mpt qe la es su staritially all o; tlie elasticity the ein in tl'ge m flw r it ver 19 the mime o he e wliich Eme e the reatest mwznerit wheteas the'back'setioi i is so copstp cteg it may assume a sulqstant-ially fixegi positiqr it the back of the wearer where little'or' no movement quately illustrate their relationship to the other parts of the garment. The leg sections I6 and,

attachment at its ends to the underlying portions of the garment. As shown, the upper end of the free edge portion 35 is secured by stitching to the central portion of the garment in the waist band thereof and the lower end of said edge is secured preferably as aniincident to the stitching 25. It will be seen that the material of the front end of the crotch portion 26 and of I the insert 3| overlaps asubstantial distance but I! have their upper end portion l8--l8, respec tively, joined to adjacent end portions of the elastic and inelastic front and back sections 12 and I3 of the waist band. Lower inside edge portions indicated at [9 of the said leg sections are joined together by suitable seams as indicated at (in Figure 1) and the lower ends of said leg sections are turned outwardly and inwardly and secured by suitable stitching as in: dicated at 2| to form the legs of the desired length.

In the back of the garment intermediate the two leg sections there is a back element 22, the same having its upper edge 23 secured to the waist band and its side edges 2424 secured by suitable stitching as indicated at 25 to the adjacent upper side edge portions of the leg sections l6 and H.

A crotch portion 26, preferably formed of two plies of material as indicated in Figure 8, has its rear edge 21 united by suitable stitching 28 to the lower edge of the back section 22. The side edges 29 29 of the crotch portion 26 are united 'by continuations of the stitching 25 to the centraland lower front portions of the upper side edge portions of the leg sections it and I! as is apparent from an inspection of Figures Land 2 of the drawings. As best shown in Figure 1, the

said crotch portion 26 extends upwardly to a point where it overlies a lower central portion:

of the Waist band, said upper end portion being pointed substantially as indicated in the drawings.

The front of the garment is completed by means of inserts 39 and 3|, respectively, on opposite sides of the pointed end of the crotch portion, the insert 30 being of triangularform and having its edges joined by stitching to the adjacent edge portions of the waist band and the leg IT. The third edge of the insert 30 underlies the adjacent edge portion of the pointed end of the crotch member 26 and is suitably secured thereto, a tape-like strip 32 of suitable fabric being stitched adjacent its edges a indicated at .3333 to the underlying margins of the garment central portion of the crotch of the garment.

The other triangular insert element 3| also has edge portions united to the adjacent edges of the waist band and leg portions, but its third edge 34 is left free except at its ends to the overlying portions of the garment. The said edge 34 is preferably finished with a suitable tape-like strip and. it is generally parallel to the edge 35 of the pointed end of the crotch portion. The said edge .35 of-the crotch portion i alsofree except for abdomen of the wearer,

is free of inter-attachment, thereby forming a front opening in the garment.

The structure thus far described obtains the advantageous supporting effect more fully set forth in my Patent No. 2,019,140, A. R. Kneibler.

By preference, the body portion of the described garment is made in its entirety of knitted material, the wales of which extend generally in the direction of the length of the garment. Such knitted material is more or less elastic transversely of its wales so that thegarment may be distended as may be required to fit the wearer with a desirable degree of snugness.

For the purpose of controlling the transverse stretching of the garment especially in the crotch portion, there is provided in this instance a short tape strip 36 preferably of woven fabric material which is relatively inelastic. Said tape strip 36 is located substantially in the lowermost portion or middle of the crotch of the garment and it is securedat its ends to the opposite edges 29-29 of the crotch portion, preferably by means of the stitching 25. As indicated in Figure 8, the crotch tape element 36 is of considerable less length than the corresponding width of the crotch por tion 26. The crotch portion is preferably gathered together as indicated at 36 (in Figure 6) adjacent the tape strip and securely attached throughout the width of its gathered portion to the tape strip by means of suitable machine 'of the crotch tape due to the greater width of material in the adjacent portions of the crotch forwardly of the strip. It'will be evident that the gathers 3! have a normal tendency to stay closed incident to the stitching 38 but that they may readily be distended as the need requires to conform to and support the body with a mild, resilient, supporting effect.

' The structure described requiresno special or difiicult manufacturing operations and may be produced economically and at low cost so as to be a commercially practicable construction. It embodies definite advantages of body support and lasting qualities in respect to said supporting effeet, and in this latter respect overcomes disadvantages present in constructions now available and which aim to provide a comparable supportingeifect.

Changes in the described structure may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention, the scope of which should be determined by reference to the following claims, the same being construed as broadly as possible consistent with the state of the art.

What is claimed is:

1. An undergarment, comprising a front upper section extending from the upper edge portion of the garment downwardly sufiiciently to cover the and which is composed of relatively strong elastic material adapted to support the abdomen of the wearer, a back waist band section of relatively inelastic fabric, and a body portion depending from said upper front and back waist band sections and consisting of front, back, side, and crotch sections of laterally stretchable knitted material.

2. An undergarment, comprising a front upper section extending from the upper edge portion of the garment downwardly sufficiently to cover the abdomen of the wearer, and which is composed of relatively strong elastic material adapted to support the abdomen or the wearer, a back waist band section of relatively inelastic fabric, and a body portion depending from said upper front and back Waist band sections and consisting of front, back, side, and crotch sections of laterally stretchable knitted material, said backwaist band section having diagonally disposed, relatively nonstretchable reinforcing tapes extending in crossed relation thereacross.

3. An undergarment, comprising a front upper section extending from the upper edge portion of the garment downwardly sufficiently to cover the abdomen of the wearer, and which is composed of relatively strong elastic material adapted to support the abdomen of the wearer, a back waist band section of relatively inelastic fabric, and a body portion depending from said upper front and back waist band sections and consisting of front, back, side, and crotch sections of laterally stretchable knitted material, said back waist band section comprising inner and outer fabric members and a pair of tape-like strips disposed intermediate said inner and outer members and stitched to at least one of said members.

ARTHUR R. KNEIBLER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2494169 *Dec 17, 1945Jan 10, 1950Thomas FormichellaMan's shorts
US5131100 *Jul 26, 1991Jul 21, 1992Royal Textile Mills, Inc.Athletic compression shorts
US5435015 *Jun 23, 1994Jul 25, 1995Ellis-Brewer; Evelyn M.Panty for protecting upper pubic area
US20120204325 *Oct 8, 2010Aug 16, 2012Todd Creative Services Ltd.Undergarment for men
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/404, D02/712, 450/104
International ClassificationA41B9/00, A41B9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/02
European ClassificationA41B9/02