US 2510665 A
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June 1950 v A. H. SONNENB'ERG 2,510,665
DIAPER Filed Aug. 11, 1948 INVENTOR.
Patented June 6, 1950 Alexander-1 L .So fm raiiew.XnrlnNJ. Applioationahgust 11, 1948,}Serial No.-43;614
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it .pr ncipal obieet.o enminrent enbtemroe ride d aper which iswery easy-.t ne iireienan nfant and.ean:be-adins ed;, eadil tosaee mme date fgrerpwth o tofm tents of idiiierentls It is a further ieetioimy inicentiqn arom vide an :adius able diaper of :-the -oharaeter descri ed employs :no. .metalifastepin le merit isu hrfoeinstanee as mine. 91'51131 s:- teners, and does not use buttons o fathejlike wh ch are. liablerto Joe broken :9! zlestimilannmdering.
I Adore R .0. .iiG? Y,1 1T i:ml; objeet. of m xinvention m rovise. a d ape or the ieharaeierwdeseribed hi h employ tapes. for oldingtthe diaperiin placenthe diaper bein pfssn h. enetriichonithat byrenew n -.eertainjsinm ei struetiofi as tothe use and placement of the tapes, the ,diaper be adjus ed quickly 9..aecemmedate imiantspf difierent sizes. V
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a eemnan ine dr win s. wh rls. f e yarieusspsissibleembndimentsefi Fig. 1 sa per ective wiew otan nienw iaee embodyin my iii-rent Fig. 2 is a perspective view the diaper as it appears when arranged for use on alarge infant; Fig. 3 an enlarged fragmentarysectionalwiew taken substantially along the line M of Fig.2;
Fig. 4 is a perspective v ew. o 2. u illustrating the diaper arranged for use on a smaller-infant;
"Fig-55 is an enlarged f .agmentary view taken smbstantially along the. line of Fig. 4;
Fig. 6 is a fr.agmentary sectional view'taken substantially along. the line. firrir o1Fig.z53;::
Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 4, but showing the diaper arranged for use on a still smaller infant; and
Fig. 8 is a plan view of the diaper laid out fiat.
Referring now in detail to the drawings, the reference numeral Ill denotes a diaper embodying my invention. Said diaper comprises a fab- .Qlaim, 401. tax an),
rieznanel .112. vernerall r-roblory -in shape. eonyenticnal. :said panel :is :fiabri ated from a daihulnus :.fabric. and ma rconstitute ione, twomr morepnes. it. .is within the .scope of invention to' have :tbesemlies tif plural)- permanently overhl-ing one another or o provid S-HQhr Yfi lying plies. by imeans of folding in ident to .ar-- rangement 20f diaper prior .to-planement 120D. aniniant. ..-I.t;.w-i1.1 be understood from the. LfQffir-eeomgithat athezterm. oblon panel" asmsedmemin denotes: the. 313E113} as it: appears when ready bezplacedzonan infant.
"irhespanei I2 shewnrherein cons itute tdzn iea he. .anenten pixel-. and an innerply are -..coextensire and haveth ir eda swreeietered. Themfiripherafienes of the two plies are secured. togethereby' bind ri .stitching 1121. To. improve fit onaanainfantrtheerotehsection .1-8 of themwl may be made isomewhatxnarmwer than theinont p rti n. 1 and vmar;pnertio,a. 2
how tea is not essential. to. the pllactice of my invention, Fu th rmore. the :rear portion, 22 loan be made.- slightly narrower than the frontmortion, but-this; toodsmotzneoe sary ina diaper embod in main- Mention...
Said. two plies are :made from lsnitted debriewiththe .couzrses extending, cireumferentiall i the diaper, ire. .aorossits.lonsitudinalaxisand walesextending arallel o he. l ngitudinal sifithaitv the. :panel considerably more yield ng cireumierentraily thanitri lon itudinally.
Pursuant to my invention, one of the portione. of the. diaper: to. pnezside bf the crotc Zone 1.78. e. g. the-portion; 203.15 provided-with a; SeriQSuQfl :eaeh oi which isladap ed to have: an elon ated flexible-element such. .a tapesecirredrthereteas b tying. Tbesemeansware 1 ranged. in. substantially a. line. extending: para-l l; tdthelongitndinal. aids-mtherliaperrand... in the prererrediormiofmy invention, .said means are. disposed midway between the. side edges. of: the panel.-
Il'flesirably; said means comp i e: fifiYfi' loops 14', 2.6,. 28,.ritlh.several being used, .hereimin itsliteral: sense-asprdenotingz more. than two. V
loops...are .-arrangedin a line coincident-withing: longitudinal axis 0i symmetry at the. loops; may be independently iabricated and. but. in the-'eommemial 5501311101 in, ventien, Ijhave-foundit more eoenomicalatozmake um lgnpaout m: asinglelensthoi tap ii :whieh; extends along the aforesaid axis and has its upper end adjacent the upper edge 34 of the panel, and its lower edge near the crotch section. The two ends of the tape are held in place in any suitable manner, as for instance, by stitching 3'6. 38. In
addition, portions of the tape intermediate its ends are secured to the panel, as by stitching 40, 42, 44. Thus, the single. tape 32, in effect, forms the four loops 24, 26, 28 and 30. Any suitable spacing may be employed for the loops as later will be appreciated. However, I have found that good results are obtained where the center spaclng between the loops is one and three-quarter inches.
Further, pursuant to my invention, the portion of the panel on the opposite side of the crotch zone, i. e. the back portion 22, is provided with two series of means which are so constructed that they are adapted to have the elongated flexible members threaded therethrough. Desirably, these means, like the means heretofore described,
4 loops 58, 66 of the loops of the side series, brought back toward the center of the upper portion 26 and are tied together, a by a bow 14. The same procedure is repeated for the other tape 10 except that it is threaded through the next loops 56, 64 of the loops of the side series.
If the infant is somewhat smaller, the edges 34, 50 of the front and rear portions may be folded inwardly so as to render the second loops 26, 56, 64 of the central and side series the outermost loops. A diaper so arranged can be placed on or secured to a baby in the same manner as that already described in detail, except that the tapes 68,
10 now are centrally tied to the loops 26, 28 of the are in the form of loops, and like the aforesaid means, each set of loops can be formed by a sin gle tape. These two series of means are disposed on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis of symmetry of the diaper, preferably being located near the lateral edges of said diaper at the back portion. Said two series of means likewise are substantially linearly arranged in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the panel.
As shown herein, each of said two series of means comprises a tape 16 or 48, one tape being disposed adjacent one lateral edge of the rear portion of the diaper, and the other tape being disposed adjacent the other lateral edge of said portion of the diaper. One end of each tape is adjacent the rear edge 56 of the panel, and the opposite edge, near the crotch section. The two ends of each tape, as well as three equally spaced intermediate portions, are held to the panel by stitching, whereby the tape 45 is, in effect, subdivided into four loops 52, 54, 56, 58 and the tape 48 into four loops 69, 62, 64, 66. The latter two sets of.
loops are transversely registered, and in the pre ferred form of my invention, the loops in each set have a center spacing substantially equal to the center spacing of the first described set of loops 24, 26, 28, 36.
Finally, in accordance with my invention, the diaper is provided with at least two elongated flexible elements such as tapes 68, 16, each of which in use is tied intermediate its ends by an overhand knot 12 to a different one of the series of loops 24, 26, 26, 36. Thus the two tapes are detachably secured to what will, for convenience,
hereinafter be referred to as the loops of the center series.
By way of illustration, the attachment of the diaper to a large infant now will be described.v The panel 12 is laid on a flat surfacesuch as a bed, i
If the tapes 68, 10 have not been previously tied to the proper loops of the center series, said tapes at this time are secured to the upper twoloops 24, 26, the overhand knots 12 being located substantially at the center of each tape. The sides of. the rear portion 2 2 are brought up to overlie the.
side edges of the front portion and. the two ends of the tape 68 are threaded through the top center series, and are threaded through the loops 54, 56, 62, 64 of the side series.
,Still a further reduction in size of the diaper can be effected by folding down the upper and lower edges a greater degree to make the third loops 28, 54 and 62 the outermost ones. Intermediate sizes may be obtained by folding only one or the other of the front or rear portions or by folding unequally. It may be mentioned that the so-called front portion can be placed at therear of an infant, this term having been employed only to facilitate description.
It thus will be seen that I have provided a diaper which achieves the several objects of my invention and is welladapted to meet the conditions of practical use.
Asvarious possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment above set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein described or shown in the accompanying drawings is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
A diaper comprising an oblong bibulous panel having a crotch portion, at least two tapes, a first portion of said panel to one side of said crotch portion having a linearly arranged series of several spaced elements between the side edges of said first portion to which the tapes are adapted to be tied intermediate their ends, the number of said elements exceeding the number of said tapes, said tapes being tied to adjacent elements, and two linearly arranged series of several spaced elements, one adjacent each side of the panel, said two series of elements being disposed on the portion of the panel to the other side of said crotch portion, said-elements being constructed to threadedly pass a tape whereby the ends of the tapes may be threaded through elements of said two series and thentied to one another.
ALEXANDER H. SONNENBERG.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
FOREIGN PATENTS Number McNair Dec. 1, 1936 i