US 2493113 A
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Jan31950 B.G.DANCE .DIAPER CONSTRUCTION Filed Feb. l1, 1949 INVENToI'z. A e BARA GEL L MAN/v /wcs Arran/Ex BY ,Wh fwf/ l Patented Jan. 3, 1950 lUNITED DIAPERYGONSTR-UCTION Barbara-@erhmmm DaneefSan rose, fCfaIff.
ApplicatidnrFebrary 11, 1949, Serial No. 3755906 1 r8 Claims.
This .invention .relates -to :an improvedV diaper construction.
The particular embodiment of myinvention which .is illustrated in the drawings and which will hereinafter bemore `fnllydescribed comprises, generally, la body yportion which :is fadapted to fcover Athe crotch and the frontend Yback lower regionsof an ,infants fbody4 and a pair of Winding `bands extending laterally from =opposite sides of lthe lbody lportion 'of the 'diaper adj aoent one end vthereof and which lare :adapted to be Wound in opposite directions around the inantfs body *in -interwoven .relationship with respect to -one -an- 'other -and with respect to the body .portion Yoff .the diaper. mits vthe diaper to be securely held Ain .place on an infant without the necessity of employing separate fastening means, such as safety` pins, snaps, `or the like, `and without .the necessity o having to separately tie or .knot together tying bands `or ribbons or :the like. I
`A particular .object of the present invention, therefore, is to provide aninfants diaper which may be securedinplace on .an .infantindependent of any mechanical fastening elements or tying members and which .said diaper when properly operatively positioned -on an vinfant .presents a smooth tting `garment :substantially free from bumps-Orknots commonly present in diapers -em- Yploying more conventional fastening .mea-ns.
Another object of the present invention is -to iprovide .a diaper embodying ythe characteristics above set `forth in which means are iprovided the body portion thereof to receive -both 'a dise posable moisture absorbent pad and a separate `rpieoe of moisture lresistant ifabric,such-as rubber- :ized lcloth -or 'the like, to prevent wetting or soaking of the infants crib, Vbed'or zouter vclothing or the like.
Another ob'jecto'f the .present :invention is to provide ya diaper which 'is-extremelysafe for 'Wear `byintants by vreas'onof vthe Vlfact that n'o dangerous `fastening elements, such Vas safety pins, `are .ployed to `secure the -diaper place fthe infant.
Other objects of the present invention are Aprovide an infants diaper 'which ls relatively "simple andinexpensive'to manufactre and-which *may be conveniently 'and rapidly p'lac'ed on, 'or 'removed from, an infant.
Other 'objects 'of the present invention become apparent lupon 'reading the `roilovsin'g 'speciication 'and referring y'to"the.ac'conripan'ying 'draw- "ings in which similar characters of reference Such an arrangement of ,parts per l ,2 represent corresponding parts `in each .of leseveral views.
ln the drawings:
`Fig. .1 isaplan view of .the diaper 'showingtlsie pattern cut-out thereof.
Fig.. 2 #is a ironteleva'tional view showing the diapereinpartially assembledoperativepotion.
Fig 'n -is fa Afront elevational view showing Jthe Jdiaper fiilly operatively assembled.
Fig. 4 lis a .rear elevational lview of Zthe sai-ne.
Fig. 5 is a sectional View taken .along-Tine 5423 0f 3.
Referring now .more .specifically tb th'e vdraw-- ings, the .present .diaper comprises, generallya body portionfA which may be formed-oi a siiteible soft .fabric material, suchas cotton or 'thelka anda pair of oppositly disposedjlafterally projectfing, winding .bandsB and C which may be fforrned of the .same material Aas .the .'bodyA. 'Winding bands' and C may be formed integral withithie 'bodyporltlion -.(as indicated in the drawings), o'r obviously, they .may comprise separate menibers whichimay lbes'titehed to .the body .portion of 'the diaper. t
Preferably body .'potion .A is .formed of a double 'thickness of :material Which-may be hemmedor sewed-around itsrnarginaledges tis-indicated at 1 to hold the two -layers of material together.. A :loop 43 Qdisposed transversely to the @lengthwise ax-is of the body :portion is preferably providedin said body Iportieri to permit lan end 9 of 'aieom `=ventional moistureabsorbentdisposablepad -H to tbe inserted therethrough 'and `removably ,retained thereby. Moreover, prefer toeut'transverseslits vH! through the top fold of -the material in order .that 'a -rnois-ture resistant xpiece of fabric, -s-uchaas .f-loop 8.
With 1respect .to the two `loops 8 and t3, `above identified, vand with respeet `also to .other vloops which will hereinafter shortly be described, I :generally .prefer to [form each of the .'loops by `'merely outting apai-r oflparal'lel slits t'hrouglfi.'b'o'tfh olds-oi/t'hematerial, suele as, 'tor examplehelslt's .55 :incurred at 1in ane b'wncneeneieepfreeport preferred manner, I have found that the assembled garment is less bulky and bulgy and is, therefore, obviously more comfortable to wear, thanv would be the case were the loops formed of separately attached members as heretofore suggested.
Both of the winding bands B and C are preferably each made quite wide, but, I prefer to make winding band B shorter in length than winding band C for reasons which will hereinafter more fully appear. A distinct advantage in making the winding bands fairly wide is that the bands will not twist or turn nor will there exist any possibility of the bands cutting or biting into the body of an infant as might otherwise be the case ing band C. Two additional loops I8 and I9 are f also formed in or provided on winding band C. In operation, the diaper may be laid flat upon a table or bed in a position similar to that in- 'dicated in Fig. 1 at which stage a moisture resistant pad I0 may be inserted through slit I2 to lie between the double thickness of material lfout of which the body portion is formed, and a moisture absorbent disposable pad I I may be positioned with respect to loop 8 in a manner as hereinabove described. The infant upon which the diaper is placed may be laid upon the diaper, and the body portion of the said diaper may then be `folded in such manner as to cover the crotch and lower front and back body regions of the infant. Winding band B may then be wound in a clockwise direction around the front of the infant and passed through loop I3 formed in the end of body portion A. Winding band B is preferably made Vonly long enough to permit it to be wound around the body of an infant about one-half a turn and just far enough to permit the free end thereof to `be inserted through one of the slits which comprise loop I'I. Fig. 2 is illustrative of the relative positions of the elements comprising the diaper after the steps outlined above have been followed.
Referring more particularly to Figs. 3 and 4, it is seen that the relatively long winding band C may be wound about one-and-one-fourth times around the body of the infant in a counterclockwise direction, and in the course of winding, band C' is first made to pass through loop I6 provided adjacent the base of winding band B, then through loop I1 provided adjacent the base of band C and ultimately through one or both of the loops I8 and' I9 provided in band C. By such an arrangement of parts it is seen that through loop I3, for example, portions of body portion A and winding band B are interwoven together; and by virtue of loop I6 portions of each of the bands 'B and C are interwoven. Moreover, loops Il', I8
and I9 permit interweaving between different portions of winding band C.
I have found that a diaper constructed according to the teachings hereinabove set out provides an extremely satisfactory and relatively inexpensive babys garment, and moreover, because no separate mechanical fastening elements or knots are incorporated or employed to firmly secure the diaper in place on an infant, that certain uncomfortable, and sometime even dangerous, features of more conventional diaper construction are eliminated. Also, because means are provided to incorporate both a disposable moisture-absorbent pad and a moisture-resistant pad, soaking or wetting of the infants bed, crib or outer garments or the like is substantially prevented.
Although I have described my invention in some detail by way of illustration and example for purposes of clarity of understanding, it is understood that certain changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as limited only by the appended claims.
1. An infants diaper comprising a body portion, first and second bands extending laterally from said body portion adjacent an end thereof, Ithe central part of said body portion arranged and constructed to cover the crotch of an infant, opposite ends of said body portion arranged to cover the lower front and back body regions of an infant, said first band arranged for winding around the body of said infant in one direction, said second band arranged for winding around the body of said infant in a direction opposite to the direction of winding of said first band, a loop on said body portion to permit interweaving between said iirst band and said body portion, and a loop on said first band to permit interweaving between said first and second bands.
2. A diaper constructed according to claim 1 wherein a slit is provided adjacent the attached end of said second band to permit insertion therethrough of the free end of said first band.
3. A diaper constructed according to claim 1 wherein said first band has a length suicient to permit it to be wound approximately one-half the way around the lower region of said infants body, and said second band has a length sufficient to permit it to be wound approximately one and onefourth times around the lower region of said in- `fants body.
4. A diaper constructed according to claim 1 wherein said second band is provided with a loop to permit interweaving between different portions of said second band.
5. A diaper constructed according to claim 1 wherein means comprising a loop is provided in said body portion to retain removably thereby a. moisture-absorbent pad.
6. A diaper according to claim 1 wherein said body portion is formed from a double thickness of material, and means comprising a slit is provided in one of the thicknesses of said material to permit insertion of a moisture-resistant fabric piece between the said double thickness of material.
7. An infants diaper comprising, a body piece to cover the crotch and lower front and back body regions of an infant, first and second bands attached to said body piece, said first band arranged for winding around a part of said infants body in one direction, said second band arranged for winding around a part of an nfants body in an opposite direction, and means comprising loops in said body piece and said first and second bands absorbent pad, and other means are provided in said body portion to retain removably a moistureresistant pad exteriorly of said moisture-absorbent pad.
BARBARA GELLMANN DANCE.
No references cited.