|Publication number||US2596127 A|
|Publication date||May 13, 1952|
|Filing date||Mar 20, 1950|
|Priority date||Mar 20, 1950|
|Publication number||US 2596127 A, US 2596127A, US-A-2596127, US2596127 A, US2596127A|
|Inventors||Gladys M Carmean|
|Original Assignee||Gladys M Carmean|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (17), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May M, W5 6. M. @AR'MEAN SANITARY BELT Filed March 20, 1950 26 INVENTOR GLADYS M. CARMEAN WWW ATTORNEYS Patented May 13, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SANITARY BELT Gladys M. Carmean, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application March 20, 1950, Serial No. 150,661
1 Glaim. 1
This invention has to do with improvements in sanitary napkin belts, and has for its principal object the provision of a belt of this character incorporating a detachably carried protective apron or shield.
It is also a novel feature of my invention that it functions as a girdle while being worn as a catamenial belt.
The invention has additional objects and advantages which will become apparent from the following description of the presently preferred embodiment thereof illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. l is a perspective of the device as viewed from a point above and at one side thereof;
Fig. 2 is a section taken generally along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a perspective of the protective shield or apron element; and
Figs. 4 and 5 are enlarged sections taken on lines 4-4 and 55, respectively, of Fig. 3.
Referring now to the drawing, the belt 5 is shown as being comprised of a front portion 6, a back portion 1 and elastic side portions 8 and 9.
The elastic side portions are secured at their ends to the top side edge portions of the front and back portions 6 and 1, as by stitching and, preferably although not necessarily, one of the side portions, here shown as portion 9, is divided into two parts 9a, 9b Whose meeting ends overlap and are secured together as by snap fasteners 15.
The front and rear portions 6 and 1 are substantially triangular in shape and thus have depending portions 6a, 1a reinforced at their bottom end portions 6b, lb for the attachment of a cloth loop I! for attaching a conventional sanitary napkin N. A loop I! is carried by each end portion 6b, lb, so that the ends of the napkin may be secured thereto by any suitable fastening means, such, for instance, as a safety pin 20.
A protective shield or apron 25 comprises a rubberized or waterproof strip having ends reinforced by tape 26, 21 and having a relatively narrow medial portion 28, that being the portion which extends between the legs of the wearer. The tapes 26, 21 are secured by stitching 30. Preferably, also, the shield 25 has reinforcing tape 29 secured to its side edges, as by stitching 29a (Fig. 5).
For detachably securing the end portions of the shield 25 to the belt, I provide, in the top end parts of the front and rear portions 6 and I, circumferentially spaced male snap-fastener elements 3 i, and provide, in the end portions of the shield, cooperating circumferentially spaced female snap-fastener elements 3| a.
t will be understood, of course, that other well known fastening means may be substituted for the snap fasteners described, such as buttons and button holes.
From the foregoing description, it will be apparent that the shield 25 may be quickly and easily attached to or detached from the belt; and the belt, being relatively much wider than conventional catamenial belts, may be worn with extreme comfort, will support the suspended elements without tending to twist, and will embrace the waist of the wearer snugly to function as a girdle.
In a garment of the character described, the combination of a waist encircling member comprised of front and rear triangular fabric strips having their apices disposed downwardly and presenting napkin retainin loops, relatively short elastic webs connected at their ends to the side edge portions of said respective strips at and adjacent the tops thereof, the top portions of said strips being of greater combined length than the combined length of said webs whereby to cause said strips to confine the front and rear portions of the wearer in the manner of a girdle, and a protective shield detachably connected at its respective ends to the top portions of said respective strips and depending therefrom, said shield being substantially wider than the apex portions of said strips.
GLADYS M. CARMEAN.
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|U.S. Classification||604/396, 450/104, 604/397|
|Cooperative Classification||A61F13/70, A61F13/72|
|European Classification||A61F13/70, A61F13/72|