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J. G. FRIEMAN SANITARY GARMENT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 5, 1945 J. G. FRIEMAN SANITARY GARMENT Oct. 5, 1948.
2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 5, 1945 nywsmon JMW Patented Oct. 5, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SANITARY GARMENT Jacob c. Frieman, 'riran, Ohio Application hiya-1945, Serial No. 603,327
2 Claims. (01. 128-284) The present invention relates to improvements in sanitary garments, and in particular to that type generally known as pantie garments, this term being applicable whether the garment is adapted in size for infants or adults.
"It is quite generally understood that practically all baby panties on the market at the present time are made of impervious moisture-proof material that are worn over an inner cloth garment, and they are so designed that the pantie is tight around the legs and the waist line regardless of the position of the infants body to prevent escape of fluid, and consequently soilin of the outer clothing or bedding.
Too frequently this objective is more in mind than the health and comfort of the child' This practice, however, is very unhealthy and uncomfortable for the infant, since no ai is permitted to enter the garment to come in contact with the enclosed part of the body, thereby causing perspiration, and especially when, owing to natural functions, the body becomes wet and soiled, serious irritation results.
It is the purpose of this invention to more or less eliminate these undesirable conditions by so designing the garment as to provide for free entrance of air when worn, and, in the preferred construction, confining the use of moisture-proof material to a small section of the crotch.
To this end, I have designed a form of moisture-proof pocket in the crotch section which retains absorbent padding, said pocket bein pro- .vided with a rim of moisture-prof material therearound to prevent the urine or stool from spreading to the outside of the pocket.
More importantly, however, this pocket is so constructed as to have a bulge or depressed area about in its center, approximately at the position of the rectum and genital, so that when an absorbent pad is disposed in said pocket it is permitted to drop away from the body into the bulge, leaving suflicient room to prevent the discharge or stool from pressing against the body. The pad above referred to tends to keep the pocket and surrounding portions of the crotch from soil, and also absorbs and holds all moisture until it is displaced for another pad.
To permit air to enter within the garment, openings are preformed at the top sides of the body but more importantly the material about the leg openings is shaped in such manner that when the parts of the garment are connected an enlargment or extension is provided, forming an entrance for air where most needed.
Other objects and advantages of my invention 2 will be hereinafter described, and the novel features thereof defined by the appended claims;
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a garment constructed in accordance with this invention;
Figure 2 is a bottom plan view of the garment prior to connection of the side seams, and showing more particularly the formation of the bulge por- Lion-of the pocket; I I
Figure 3 is a similar view to Figure 2 of the reverse orinner side of the garment, showing the retaining rim about the pocket and pad disposed in the latter; 7 v V Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view of the garment when completed;
Figures 5 and 6 are longitudinal sectional and plan views of the preformed displaceable pad for use with the garment; and r Figure 7 is a plan view of a modified form in which all parts are made of moisture-proof material. Like reference characters designate corresponding parts in the several figures of the draw mgs.
Specifically describin the invention, it will be noted from Figure 3, that the garment is composed of two correspondingly shaped sections! and 2 connected together by the short side scams 3 and 3'. In the preferred form, each of these sections is made up of a fabric part lof suitablematerial and a narrow substantially semi-circular part 5 of moisture-proofed material, such assilk, and when the sections I and 2 are connected by the stitching 3 and 3,'a somewhat elliptical 0pen-- ing in the center is formed. lhe peripheral edge 6 of this opening is machined stitched to provide a finish and tear-resistant edge.
To this construction is attached exteriorly, as shown in Figure 2, another part 1 of moistureproofed material, larger in area than the opening. By connecting the edges of this part I to the crotch segments 5 back from the edge 6 of the opening, as by the line of stitching indicated at 8, a pocket is formed with an overhangin rim 9 completely surrounding the pocket.
Not only is this a novel method of forming an internally rimmed pocket, but I have also devised a way to give the pocket an increased capacity r garment is assembled provides a bulge at the center of the pocket, so that this portion thereof will drop below the normal plane of the pocket and will tend to prevent pressing of the contents of this bulge, if any, against the body of the wearer of the garment.
Preferably, an absorbent pad I is inserted in the pocket of this garment, and such pad, as shown in Figures and 6, may be press-shaped or preformed of the proper over size to fit the pocket. When forced into the pocket it tends to bulge downwardly at'the center away from the body. Besides sitching the pad around the edges, as indicated at l2, to hold the pad, in shape, the center thereof is depressed, as at [3, so as to conform to the bulge of the pocket and smoothly maintain its position when disposed therein. The edges of said pad are slipped under the retaining rim 9 of the pocket which holds it against accidental displacement until soi1ed','when it is discarded for a fresh one. Instead of employing a preformed pad as described, any conventional absorbent material may be used and when inserted inplace and worn the body pressure will shape it to conform to the pocket.
Passing now to the features of my design of arment that permit entrance of air to the covered portion of the body, it will be noted that the edges of the material immediately adjacent the seams 3, 3 are cut with a sharp outward curve, as indicated at 5', so that, when the sections I and 2 are connected together by the seams, an enlargement of the leg opening, or flare is formed as shown more clearly in Figure 1 at M, This prevents the tight fitting of the leg opening about the leg and air may thus enter freely at these points.
Furthermore, the opposing edges of the sections l and 2 are cut arcuately, at l5, so that, when the edges of the sections are stitched together to form the side seams l6, openings I! are provided directly beneath the waist hems 18 through which the tape I9 is run. These openings readily permit entrance of air at the top, when the garment is worn.
The garment thus described may be used by either infants or adults when made of suitable sizes, and, if desired, may be composed of all moistureproof material. When of such material, the blank is cut to shape from an integral piece, as indicated at 2B in Figure '7, with a central opening 2 I. To the outer side and over the opening, the pocket 22 is attached, as described in detail in connection with the preferred form.
While the specific. details have been herein shown and described, the inventionis not confined thereto as changes and alterations may be made without departing from the spirit thereof as defined by the appended claims.
1. A sanitary pantie garment comprising a front and back portion and having an opening centrally thereof at the crotch, and a pocket attached to the exterior of the crotch over the opening along a line parallel to but spaced from the edge of the opening to form a flat rim overlying the pocket, whereby when the garment is being worn stress at the waist line thereof opposing the stress at the leg openings tends to hold the rim away from the contents of the pocket, the opposing edges of the pocket material being gathered at the center portion only previous to attachment to thereby form a bulge enlargement of the pocket centrally of the crotch when attached.
2. A pantie garment comprising correspondingly formed front and back body sections, each section being cut to provide complemental portions of an opening at the crutch, said sections being connected together at each side of the crotch opening, a pocket forming piece of moistureproof material of greater area than the crotch opening and connected to the outer side of the body sections over the opening, the line of connection of said piece being spaced from the edge of the opening to thereby provide a retaining rim inwardly extending freely over the pocket, and an absorbent pad fitted in said pocket with its edges beneath the retaining rim, said rim being held away from the pad by the opposing stresses at the Waist line and the leg openings when the garment is being worn, each body section being provided with a segment of moisture-proof material surrounding the crotch opening and the pocket forming piece being formed with a centrally depressed enlargement.
JACOB G FRIEMAN.
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