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Publication numberUS2548660 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 10, 1951
Filing dateJan 23, 1948
Priority dateJan 23, 1948
Publication numberUS 2548660 A, US 2548660A, US-A-2548660, US2548660 A, US2548660A
InventorsHerman Feldman
Original AssigneeHerman Feldman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plastic pants for infants
US 2548660 A
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April 10,1951 H. FELDMAN PLASTIC PANTS FOR INFANTS Filed Jan. 25, 1948 INVENTOR. HERMAN FELDMAN W m 0 M A Patented Apr. 10, 1 951 UNITED ST ES 2,548,660 rms'rro rAN'rs or; rmervfs .Haaanresnan,"meaning, N: Y.i,: Application January. 23, 1943, Serial No." 3,940

This invention relates to baby pants. 1

More particularly, ,to .baby pants for infants} made of plastic or other suitable material and openable at the crotch.

An object of the present invention is to provide waterproof pants for an infant still wearing diapers, which pants are openable at the crotch to permittheremoval of awet diaper withput removal of the pants.

A further object is to provide baby pants as aforesaidflmade of a'transparent plastic material." Q

1 Another object "is to provide baby pants. as aforesaid in which the flaps of the openable crotch are reinforced by fabric.

Another object is to provide baby pants as aforesaid in which the reinforcin fabric is strong netting providing a non-slip surface.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a front view of a pair of baby pants constructed in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 2 is a view of the pants with the crotch opened.

Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a View, similar to Fig. 1, showing a pair of pants constructed in accordance with a modification of this invention.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view of the pants of Fig. 4, showing the crotch opened.

Fig. 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5.

The baby pants, constructed in accordance with, this invention, comprises a transparent plastic body ll! of two pieces joined at the front along the seams l I. The waist is bordered by waterproof tape I 2 and the leg holes are bordered by waterproof tape l3. Other suitable material may be substituted for the plastic if desired.

The crotch is openable, as aforesaid, as is shown in Fig. 2, so that a wet diaper can be removed through the open crotch when desired. The crotch has a front flap l4 and a dependin rear flap IS, the rear flap I 5, when the crotch is closed, being folded over the front of the front flap 14.

The front flap I4 is formed as follows: The plastic body has a front depending portion l6 which is folded over rearwardly to form another portion 11, the fold I B being slightly below the centerline'of-the l egholes. 'The fold 18 'is h or izonta-l-and' presents a gently round'ed' surface';-

Portion lg! has an arcuate upper edge -l 9. "A'piece of "strong rough-webbing 20 is secured between portions Jeane n,- the webbing20' having ag' bottom "edge similar to anddisposedin the fold l'B and a top ed e similar'to the edge l9. Thewebjbing 20 is secured at its top'and'bottom'resp'ectively by a row of stitches 2| and*22.- The=male portions 23 of three snap fasteners are secured in the portions 16-! 1' and pass through the webbing zfl. Instead of s'nap fasteners anyother fas-' tening'means may also be used; 3 r The rear flap I5 is formed as follows: -'The other piece of the body has 21 depending portion 24. Another sheet of plastic 25 is disposed over the front of portion 24 and a layer of strong rough webbing 26 is disposed between portion 24 and sheet 25. The bottoms of parts 24-2 526 are cut with a pair of scissors to form an arcuate edge 21 and the .tops of parts 25--26 are cut horizontally to form a top edge 28; The webbin is sewed to portion 24 and sheet 25 by stitches 29 and the edge 21 is bound by an overcasting stitching 30. Female portions 3| .of three snap fasteners are secured to the parts 242526 for coaction with the male snap fastener portions 23.

The operation of the pants is obvious. The three snaps are opened to open the crotch to remove a wet diaper and are closed after a dry diaper has been put on the baby. The webbing sufiiciently strengthens the flaps I4 and I5 so that pull on the snaps will not tear the thin plastic of which the pants are made. The webbing is strong and rough, and the holes in it are quite pronounced, causing the plastic to adhere closely to the webbing, preventin the plastic enclosing the webbing from puckering, which puckering, if it occurred, would tend to tear the plastic.

The embodiment of the invention shown in Figs. 4-6 is substantially similar to the embodiment of the invention shown in Figs. 1-3 and like parts are indicated by like reference numerals with a distinguishing accent added. It is distinguished therefrom in that the webbing portions 20 and 26 of the first embodiment have been replaced in the second embodiment by waterproof fabric portions 20' and 26' respectively. Furthermore, a comparison of Figs. 3 and 6 will reveal that the inner portion 25 has been omitted in the embodiment of Fig. 6. This is due to the fact that the waterproof fabric is smooth and does not have the non-slipping function of the webbing. In this figure, the edge 21' is shown to be finished by fusing the fabric portions 24' and 26 together to form a thin edge without any binding.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is.

1. A crotch construction for a pair of baby pants having front and rear panels of plastic material, comprising a front flap depending from the front panel midway of its sides, said front flap havin a bottom end portion folded upward along the inner face thereof, a reinforcing web sandwiched between the adjacent faces of the front flap and the upwardly bent bottom end portion, stitches securing said upwardly bent bottom end portion and said web to said front flap,

. a rear flap depending from the back panel midway of its sides to have its free end portion overlapped and secured to the outer face of said front flap. a reinforcing web extended along the inner face of said rear flap, a sheet of plastic extended along the inner face of said latter reinforcing web, and stitches securing together said rear flap, said latter reinforcing web and said sheet of plastic.

2. A crotch construction for a pair of baby pants having front and rear panels of plastic material, comprising a front flap depending from the'front panel midway of its sides, said front flap having a bottom end portion folded upward along the inner face thereof, a reinforcing web sandwiched between the adjacent faces of the front flap and the upwardly bent bottom end portion, stitches securing said upwardly bent bottom end portion and said web to said front flap, a rear flap depending from the back panel midway of its sides to have its free end portion overlapped and secured to the outer face of said front flap, a reinforcing web extended along the inner face of said rear flap, a sheet of plastic extended along the inner face of said latter reinforcing web, and stitches securing together said rear flap, said latter reinforcing web and said sheet of plastic, fasteners mounted through said front flap, said firstmentioned reinforcing web and said upwardly bent bottom end portion, and complementary fastener mounted through said rear flap, said latter reinforcing web and said sheet of plastic and engageable with said first-mentioned fasteners for holding said rear flap secured to said front flap. r r

- HERMAN FELDMAN..

REFERENCES CITED The following referencesare of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Steiner Aug. 19, 1941

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/408, 2/406
International ClassificationA41B13/04, A41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/04, A41B9/007
European ClassificationA41B13/04