US 2445220 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
July 13, 1948. s. L. lsAAcsoN.
URINAR-I PAD Filed Nov. 13, 1945 INVENTOR. SUSA/v L. /sAAcso/V BY my 5%.
,4 from/5K5 Patented July 13, 1948 "UKNARY PAD srsaafnouiseIsaacsom-Mnrovia;calm Application November 13, 1945,y SeraLNmt'Zl This invention relates to urinarypadafandhfas ferita-primary.'object to-provide a simple, effec# tive, safe and comfortable pad for the indicated purpose. 1
Whereas devices have been designed for absorbing urine discharge during" the 'sleeping hours of persons addicted to bed wetting, ylittle progress has been achieved in providing urine absorbing means which can be used by persons physiologically unable to retain th'eir'ine during their* wakingghcurs. v
j Another 'objectof' this invention, therefore; is tofprovi'de'an Nabsorbent pad which can be'coirif'tably. worn'by 'personsaddcted to involuntary urinary discharge 'in' a manner whereby freedom of movement is possible.
Another object of the invention is to provi-de an absorbent pad of the character referred to which `can be comfortably w-orn under the outer clothing of the wearer withcomfort and effectiveness.
More specifically, the invention contemplates the provision of an absorbent pad of the nature indicated, particularly for the use of males.
The foregoing and other objects, features and advantages of the invention will be more clearly realized as the following description of the in vention progresses. Said description is based on the accompanying drawing, which illustrates only two forms in which the invention may be realized, it being evident that various modifications may be constructed.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a front view of an absorbent pad embodying the invention, and showing improved means for supporting said pad on the person of a wearer.
Fig. l2 is an enlarged rear view of the pad, partly broken away.
Fig. 3 is a further enlarged cross-sectional View of the pad.
Fig. 4 is a partial elevational, partial sectional view of an alternate form of impervious cover used in the invention.
The pad 9, which is illustrated, comprises, generally, an impervious outer cover I and inner absorbent means II. As shown the pad 9 is secured in position on the person of a wearer by means of a suspensory I2.
The cover I0, in the drawing, is shown in two forms. In Figure 2, said cover comprises a liquid impervious sheet I3 provided with a -draw or puckering string I4, laced through openings I5 adjacent the outer periphery of said sheet I3. The draw string may be elastic or may comprise a lace v'i''hichJ can be tightened :to puckeror'gather the peripheral edge of the sheet t'forna" 'sack or pouch' `I6 havinga, greatly kreduced. central opening II. The rearwalll of the cover is pro; vided'witn-a central opening I9 whicniis formed by a tube 202proj'cting inwardlyv of' theU4 pouch;- said tube 205 mayr be integrally formed as-shown, or may' be otherwise permanently secured to' the pouch.'
As shown in Fig. 4, the pouch I6a-ma`yf be moldedf pliable liquid impervious material such as rubber. The vpouch :is '-formed-y or shaped-Vasa pouchhaving anr accessbpe'ni'ng I'Ia "andl anI opening I 9d similar i tothe operiin'gflIJ-,fv the latter being' frmed by an. integral tubel 2M having a head 2 Ia around the free end of said tube.
The means II is shown as comprising a plurality of absorbent pads, in this case, three, Said pads are shown at 22, 23 and 24, The pads 22 and 24 are of generally the same size, although the latter may be somewhat thicker. The pad 22 is provided with a central opening 25 so that the tube 20 may project therethrough as shown to center said pad in the pouch so that the shape of said pouch is generally stabilized. By folding back the free end 2l of the tube 20 so that it clamps the pad 22 as shown, effective assembly of the pad elements is achieved. The pad 23 is somewhat smaller in size than the pads 22 and 24 and is provided with a slit 26 at the center thereof and aligned with the opening I9.
A closure sheet 21 of material similar to that of the sheet I3 may be placed over the pad 24 tc provide a complete liquid impervious container for the pads in the pouch; if desired, one end of said sheet 21 may be axed to said pouch to retain association therewith.
The absorbent pad above set forth is applied by introducing the penis into the opening I9 or I9a and through the slit 26. The absorbent pad can then be placed snugly against the body of the user with assurance that drip or dribble of urine will be absorbed by the pads 22, 23 and 24. In use, the pads 22, 23 and 24 are replaced as used. From the construction, it can be seen that the pouch I6 or I6a can be inverted to provide for aerating the surfaces thereof and, therefore, give longer life thereto.
The suspensory I2 is used to hold the absorbent pad 9 or 9a in position. To this end, the pouch is provi-ded with loops 28 and 29 on the puckered side of the pouch. The suspensory is shown as comprising an adjustable belt 30, from which depends a front tape 3| and rear tapes 32. As shown, the front tape 3| is tied to the loop 28.
The rear tapes 32 are passed between the thighs of the wearer, through the respective loops 29 and connected as to buckles 33 on the front of the belt 30. By means of the simple arrangement shown, the absorbent pad may be easily donned or removed, comfortably worn, and alords freedom of motion to the user.
The above described embodiments of the invention are intended as merely by way of example, it beingv apparent that variations Within the spirit and scope of the invention may be made. No restrictions as to the scope of the appended claims is intended -in the particular wording of the above description.
1. A liquid absorbing device comprising apouch having an opening defined by a tube projecting into the pouch, and a plurality of absorbent pads arranged in the pouch, one of said pads having an opening through which said tube projects, and another of said pads having a slit aligned with the opening in the pouch,
2. A liquid absorbing device comprising `a flattened, Water-impervious pouch having an opening defined by a tube'projecting into the pouch, and -a plurality of absorbent pads arranged in the pouch, one of said pads having an opening through which said tube projects, and another of said pads having a slit aligned with the opening in the pouch.
3. A liquid Aabsorbing device comprising a pouch formed of asheet gathered at its peripheral edges by a draw-string, an inreaching tube on one wall ofthe pouch and dening an opening, and a plurality of absorbent pads arranged in the pouch in front to back layers, one of the pads being strung on said tube, and another being formed with a slit in endwise alignment with said opening.
4. A liquid absorbing device comprising a pouch formed of a sheet gathered at its peripheral edges by a draw-string, a closure sheet for the open gathered portion of the pouch sheet, an inreaching tube on one Wall of the pouch and denningan opening, anda plural-ityl of .absorbent pads arrangedv inl the pouch in front to back layers, one of the pads being strung on said tube.
5. A liquid absorbing device comprising a pouch formed of a sheet gathered at its peripheral edges by a draw-string, a closure sheet for the open gathered portion of the pouch sheet, an inreaching tube on one wall cf the pouch and dening an opening. and a plurality of absorbent pads arranged in the pouch in front to back layers, one
of the pads being strung on said tube, and another being formed with a slit in endwise alignment With'said opening.
SUSAN LOUISE ISAACSON.
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