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Publication numberUS2604097 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 22, 1952
Filing dateJan 24, 1949
Priority dateJan 24, 1949
Publication numberUS 2604097 A, US 2604097A, US-A-2604097, US2604097 A, US2604097A
InventorsFlorence B White
Original AssigneeFlorence B White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Child's training panty
US 2604097 A
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y 1952 F. B. WHlTE 2,604,097


Ill! ATTX Patented July 22, 1952 j Y STATES PATENT OFFICE" CHILDS TRAINING PANTY I p I iF lorence B. White, Jacksonville, Fla. I a

, I Application January24, 1949, Serial No. 72,305

3 Claims. (01; izszs'zi This invention relates to childs trainingpa'nty,

: and has for one of its objeotsthe production of I a simple and efficient means for providing the o her objects @n'ents'from touching or irritating the tender skin H and, advantages of the present invention will appear throughout the following specification and claims; e V

' Inthe drawing:

,Figure 1 is a plan view of the inner face of the "pantyin an open'position;

Figure 2 is a rear elevational view of the panty in a closed position;

Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1;

' Figure 4 is a side elevational view of the panty or pants'in a closed or wearin'gposition;

Figure 5"is an enlarged fragmentary sectional I view tak'en on'line 5- -5 of Figure 2 through the el'astic band and casing therefor;

' Figure 61s a fragmentary perspective view of aportion of the garment illustrating the encasing portion in which the adjustable band is fitted;

Figure '1 isa perspective view of one end of the adjustable elasticiba'nd;

-'Figure 8 is :an'enla'ged transverse sectional view taken'o'n line 8'8 of Figure 1; and

Figure 9 is an enlarged fragmentary top edge view of the panty or'pants showing the manner in which the side edges overlap when in a closed" position.

- By referring to the drawing, it will be seen that l0 designates the body portion of the training pants or panty, which preferably consists of an inner layer, and an outer layer .12 stitched together at the edges thereof, as at l3. The body portion I0 comprises similarly shaped end portions 14 and 15 connected together by a crotch portion" l6," as shown in Figure 1. The crotch diaper material.

A protector pad 24 having maximum absorbent qualities, is stitched along its side edges to the body l0 and preferably conforms to the contour of the body lflso as to effectively line the crotch portion Hi. This pad 24 is preferably four-ply or .is formed of four-thicknesses of fine quality The ends 25 and 26 are left open to permit plastic lining 21 to be easily placed in position, or to be removed while "the panty is being washed. The plastic lining 21 is formed of any suitable'soft waterproof plastic material, preferably flexible, to provide a shield between the protector pad, and the outer fabric body ID.

The lining 21 conforms tothe contour of the pad 24, as shown in Figure 1'. i 7

One snap fastener element '28 is secured to the inner'ply or layer llof the body [0 under'one corner of the pad 24 and a similar snap-fastener element is secured to the inner layer ll of-the body 0 under the remaining three corners of the pad 24, as shown in Figure '1. Also "see Figure 8 for an enlarged view of the structure mentioned. Theplastic lining 21 also carries at each corner a snap faste'ner element 29 which elements 29 are adapted to' engage the snap fastener elements carried by the body- I 0, such as the element 2'8. I tshould 'be"note'd'th at-"the'snap fastener portion I 6 is curved inwardly upon each side thereof as at 11, to provide leg openings 18 as shown in Figures '2 and 4, when the panty is closed or in a wearin position. The edge of each leg opening is preferably reinforced by a suitable nd n S ri m The end portions and I5 preferably are provided with parallel side edges 20 and 2| respectively; A plurality of snap fasteners 23 and 23.

elements 29 fit under the 'prot'ector pad 24 and are shielded thereby, so that none of these fasteners 29 'may come in contact with the tender skin of the child. However, since" the pad 24is open at both ends, the fasteners at the corners of the lining 21may be'easily fastened or 'released when securing the lining 21in position 'or removing said lining. The fasteners should always'be'inset relative to the open ends of the pad '24 so that the fasteners willat all times'be covered by the pad 24.

The present invention eliminates entirely the commonly accepted-and ordinary diaperfor'all children, from the earliest age and thfough 'the so-c'alled training period. "A very simplified' singleunit having all practical features alsohas been provided; which will furnish maximum .protectionfor' the mothers clothing while holding or carrying the child; Changes may be. made "quickly and easily "at any time' anywhere,'-'without difficulty. The plasticawaterproof "liningmay be easily inserted .orairemo'ved' for further -.use' if only one is'availabl'e-whilein transit. The structure described and shown "provides for the: safe usejof' the waterproof lining or insert, covering amaximum: area,-sand' assures proper circulation of airthroughthe "panty. By shielding the snap fasteners-:from the; .tender skin of the child as set forth above, these fasteners will not touch or irritate the skin. The present-invention there,-

fore eliminates the necessity of constant changes caused by frequent wettings without running; the danger of irritating thetender skin of the child. As shown in'Figures 2,- and 4' to '1 inclusive, I

provide a removable adjustable elastic bandg-EO -adjacent the-waist-line of, the' panty; and/at site ends of the encasing portion 3|. 'Ihe bandl 30 extends longitudinally of the encasingportion, 30 between the plies or layers of material form backwardly extending traight side portions, and

' amelastic member attached'acrosssald back end I :offatileast oneof said. body portionslto contract ing the body ID of the garments; The;;band-,;3t)

is provided with end portions 36 and 31VW h carry snap fasteners 38 and"39for engaging su1t able snap fastener elements such as the:elen ent- 40 carried by the rear face of the panty body IE. 'l'helelasticbandjmisQadjustable .andis adapted to holditne garmentl Ltightly .abfout' .Ith'e vwaist of Lithechild to holdthe garmenLin .place. The bandlrnayibe .easily'removed when the garment Z-is lwashed ;.oi1- i011 tha purpose. of adjusting, the

band toiprovide .foriasnuglfit bf thegarment. 'l' laying describedithe invention what. is claimed as new:-is F 1;;A- child s:trainingparitytouterigarmentoomv pr-isinganainnerl-pervious' cloth fabric.body,por-

5 tion of a substantially, rectangulareshape and" 7 having arcuate. cut-out portionslon the opposed glonger side s -thereof positioned. approximately midway between front fiHdJbfiCkF ends .i.of,-"said body portion for accommodating theileg'sfof the said end and cause said panty garment to conform to the waist of the wearer, thereby to provide any attractive external garment ventilated "about-the'hips and adapted to prevent seepage to the .eouts-ide v of moisture absorbed by said pad.

2. A panty garment of the class described comprising a body portion of generally rectangular shape and having arcuate cut-out portions on each side thereof and positioned substantially midway between the jends thereof for accommodat ng l' e l ss o th wearcr; a. ot ctiv multiple jlayer, lclothj fabrio; absorben dhavring theusamel generallshape asandwo HS dimensions than said may portion,1sai dj pad being attached to said body pprtionr at th'e si'des'iof said. pad to form. alpock'eti'between, said "pad and body portion,saidpocketrhaving open. ends,, a removable flexible. non-absorbent t, waterproof lininghaviii sthesame general shapeasand pf smallerdimensionsthan said; padlpositioned; in

wearers-{the portions of .saidg-longer sides extend Y ;,-ing from said cut-out portions to saidfbacla' end beingi substantially straight and the; portions, of said; longer sides extending v from said; arcuate cut-out portionsto-said front end? being substantial-ly straighizra protective multiple-layer,- cloth yfabr ic absorbent pad :haV-i-ng- 'thesame general shape asssaid vbody-i portion 'butof substantially less,;maximum width at; theeends asubstantially 'less oyerall' length betweenr- ;-the end s;- and sub- .s stan' iallyithe same minimume-width betweeneop posed-ffircuatewuteout: side portions ;;said pad be- I ing :jsec-ured :throughout itsv side; edges; vto-; said body portionf-by stitching and being- -unsepuredto saidibody portion.--along= -itsfrontrand .back ends 1 Fthereby; to-fform a pocket between: said pad and" -.-body:-portionopfin'at two ends; a =removable-iiexiblecimpervious dining member having thershape vofivsaid pocket and? positioned therein to shield f' at: least :substantially completely" said-pad;.from s'aidobodyeportion; saicl body portion-havin four snamfme'mbers"? positionedwithin said pocket respectively at the four corners thereof andfour respectively: engaging snap :membersa carried at i thei'respectiveefour':comerswofsaid: lininggmember n v fdetachabl'y to: hold; said; lining:memberaiagainst curling and-I "slidingfin. "said: pooket;.:each; of i-said F snaps-members. beingishielded. by; said padrfrom contantzwith the wearer; an "outeripervious scloth of :said lining;cwhereby' saidwpad shields the'sk-in t: fabrici bbfiiportidnibf substantially the shape 'of w 1' said: inner portiorranctperipheraily affixedz theretoia'cro'ss the 1' OlltfiliffiCGf tohid'f-frorn wiewitiyvhile fsaidr garment'iis beingl'woi n; the wholeiofi said inner cportiontiricludingrsthecareas: off saidzinner portion. arryingir'saids'snap emei'iibers; 1 each said I rsubstantiallyvrstraightibacliweirdly?exten'dingfside "portion of at leasti the outer; one of said: body 'rtions-h aligned male "snaprfastenenelements; protruding "outwardly; and each saLid substahtially' straight rrontwaruiyextending-side portion "of at least ner one of i said body portions having;- secured- -th'erealong% at leas three *alignedi female sna p fastener "element's opening inwardly 'detael ia'bly to engage respctive i onesof said male imembers along the-sides ofth e-hips of thewearer with said frontwardly extending straight side 'porti'ons- 'of said body portions overlapping said aving"secured th'erealong at lea'st'three separable fastener means detachabl itor secure saidelining in said pocket said means comprising a: fastener element at each corner of saiddining and a corresponding cooperatin fastenen'ieletangular shape and having arcuatecutemt portions-on 'eachrside thereof and positioned substantially -midwayi betweengther top .--and bottom 1 for'accommodating; the- -legs; of the wearer, a

- protective; multiple-layer ::cloth-fabricpabsorbent pad having fthe,sameegeneral shape -as and of smaller; dimensions-;than-said vbodypportion,

- said 1 pad being;secured.--to.-said bod-yppprtion 1 throughout its side;-edges iby stitchingaand being unsecured to saidbodyeportion along;its;to ;r;:and bottom edges, therebyrformingja :poeket between 'saida'pad: andbody portion-open at .tW0=8I'1C1' S, a removable flexible i'waterproofj rnonaabsorbent lining havingthe -sam'e:.:g.eneralshape as and of smallerzdimensions. than rsaiit'pad-rpositionediin saidpocket and completely rcovered thereby; and a plurality of snap fastener elements fomdetacbably securing said liningiinsaid pocket; said plurality' comprising 'elementsvcarried' xbya-saiclizbody portiont-withirr ahdiat the .c'ornersr-of rsaid pocket and: cooperating" elementsecarried by the. corners *ofi'ther'wearer from: contact-I with said "1' elements.

(1st addition to No? 5 142933) e

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U.S. Classification604/399, 604/401
International ClassificationA41B13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/04
European ClassificationA41B13/04