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Publication numberUS2494477 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 10, 1950
Filing dateOct 23, 1948
Priority dateOct 23, 1948
Publication numberUS 2494477 A, US 2494477A, US-A-2494477, US2494477 A, US2494477A
InventorsKurtz George E
Original AssigneeRoy A Fisher
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Urinal collecting garment
US 2494477 A
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Jan. 10, 1950 G. E. KURTZ URINAL COLLECTING GARMENT Filed Oct. 23, 1948 INVENTOR GEORGE E.KURTZ ATTORNEYS Patented Jan. 10, 1950 2,494,477 v URINAL COLLECTING GARMENT George E. Kurtz, Petoskey, Mich., assignor of onehalf to Roy A. Fisher, Plymouth, Mich.

Application October 23, 1948, Serial No. 56,211

My invention refers to sanitary urinal collecting garments and it has for its object to provide a comfortable and simple waterproof garment of the shorts type, to be worn by both sexes afflicted with bladder weaknesses.

The specific object of my invention is to provide a one-piece thin rubber garment of the shorts type, having a conical crotch pocket, terminating at its downwardly peaked end, with an annular grooved sleeve in communication therewith. The sleeve has attached thereto one end of a flexible hose and the opposite end of said hose is also coupled to an annular grooved sleeve, which sleeve is secured or vulcanized to the inside top edge of a split rubber tubular ring or garter. The tubular split ring is attached to the thigh of a user by an elastic tape or tapes, the tubular ring being also suspended by a strip secured to the hip portion of the garment and the outside portion of the ring.

A further object of my invention is to provide a manually controlled discharge valve carried by a housing, the same being in communication with the bottom edge of said ring and in alignment with the tubular sleeve coupling connection, whereby drainage from the crotch pocket is had by simply opening the valve.

With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the'description proceeds,

the invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, substantially as hereinafter described, and more particularly defined by the appended claims, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the herein disclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claims.

In the accompanying drawings is illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of the present invention constructed accord ng to the best mode so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 represents a front elevation perspective view of a garment embodying the features of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view through the same, the section being indicated by line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail sectional elevation of a portion of the crotch pocket and coupling connection between a drainage tube or hose, the section being indicated by line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a plan sectional view through the tubular ring associated with the garment, the section being indicated by line 44 of Fig. 1; and

2 Claims. (01. 128-295 Fig. 5 is a magnified cross sectional view through the tubular ring showing the drainage intake sleeve and discharge valve, the section being indicated by line 5-5 of Fig. 1.

Referring by characters to the drawings, I indicates the hip portion of an elastic garment having a waistband l' and leg bands 2. crotch portion between the leg bands is merged into a downwardly tapered urinal receiving pocket 3, having secured to its discharge end an annular grooved sleeve 4, and fitted over its lower end a drain tube or hose 5.

The hip portion of this garment, known to the trade as shorts, is molded from one piece of thin rubber and is preferably provided with hip vent slots 1" in diameter for comfort.

It should also be understood that the garment may be made from any suitable waterproof material, such, for example, as thin plastic, in which case the waist and leg bands may be gathered to form elastic gripping surfaces.

As best indicated in Fig. 5 of the drawings, the lower end of the drain tube 5 is fitted over a sleeve 5 communicating with a tubular split ring 8 l, the said sleeve being secured by means of an annular groove to the upper edge portion of said tube.

Aligned with the drain tube discharge and carried by the ring, is an annular groove housing 8 secured to the bottom wall of the ring and communicating therewith. The discharge end of the housing is internally threaded for the reception of a threaded manually actuated valve 9, the same being centrally bored up to the valve head and the bore of said valve is interrupted by a transversely disposed opening 9', which communicates with the valve housing, wherebywhen said valve is rotated to its open position, drainage from the ring will travel through the housing, valve opening 9', and central bored channel.

the lower end to the outer side of the ring 1.

Thus it may be quickly fitted to the user in a comfortable manner, whereby there are no unpleasant strains upon the party wearing it.

The

It is manifest that the ring may be of such dimensions that it will accommodate an adequate volume of drainage and that the same may be carried indefinitely until such time as the user may privately drain it off by simply manipulating the valve 9.

I claim:

1. In an elastic urinal pocketed garment of the shorts type, having a waistline hip portion and leg opening bands and a downwardly inclined tapered pocket formed in the crotch; a sleeve seated in the discharge end of the pocket, a split tubular elastic ring adapted to envelope the thigh of a user, a sleeve in communication with the upper inner edge of the ring, a flexible tube connecting the crotch sleeve and ring sleeve, a tape strip connecting the ends of the split ring, a suspension strap connecting the outer side of the ring and the hip portion of the garment, and a manually controlled drainage valve in communication with the bottom edge of said ring.

2. In an elastic urinal pocketed garment of the shorts type, having a waistline hip portion and leg opening bands and a downwardly inclined tapered pocket formed in the crotch; a sleeve seated in the end of the pocket, a tubular elastic ring adapted to envelope the thigh of the user, a sleeve in communication with the inner upper edge of the ring, a flexible tube connecting the crotch sleeve and ring sleeve, and a manually controlled drainage valve in communication with the bottom edge of said ring.

GEORGE E. KURTZ REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 940,077 Sherman Nov. 16, 1909 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 5,510 Germany June 12, 1879 328,601 Germany Apr. 9, 1919

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/347, 604/351
International ClassificationA61F5/451, A61F5/455
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/455
European ClassificationA61F5/455