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l1g 12, 1952 H o.v KENNETTE BABY PANTS Filed May l5, 1948 "if: mlcmglp A TTORNE )f Patented Aug. 12, 1952 2,606,558 I i A BABY PAN'rs Heath 0. Kennette, Plainiield, N. J., assignor to Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation, a corporation of Massachusetts Application May 15, 1943, Serial No. 27,201
(Cl. 12S-287) 4 Claims. 1
'Ihis invention relates to baby pants for holding disposable diapers.
Among the objects of the invention are to provide improved impervious pants for holding disposable diapers, especially cotton diapers, to provide improved means for securing the diapers in the pants, and to provide improved means for piercing or punching the diapers to cooperate with the securing means. Other objects and advantages will be evident from the accompanying specification and drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan of opened baby pants embodying one form of my invention;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan of a portion of Fig. 1, partly in section and partly broken away;
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of one form of my improved retaining means, embodied in a section on the line 3 3 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged section on the line 4--4 of Fig. 3 but showing the securing means separated to receive a diaper; and
Fig. 5 is a section corresponding to Fig. 4 showing the securing means closed on a diaper.
Baby pants or diaper holders made of various plastics in sheet form, such as vinyl resins, have been used before my invention with the object of supporting various forms of disposable diapers, made, for example. of paper or non-woven cotton fabrics. Such diapers have been diicult to support securely in the pants.
My improved support attaches to the pants II] four pairs of straps I2. Near the free end of one strap of each pair is secured a punch having a head I4, a shank I6 and a shoulder I8. Near the end of the other strap is secured a die 2U. The die includes a disk or shoulder 22, a resilient collar or die-member proper 24 and a clamping collar 26. The collar may be secured tothe disk 22 by lugs 28 which pierce the strap I2 and are deformed and interlocked in the disk 22. The die is provided with a central opening 30 to receive the punch, and the resilient collar 24 has a normal diameter less than the diameter of the punch head, but greater than the diameter of the shank. This constitutes means for yieldingly resisting separation of the punch and die when they are engaged.
To secure the diaper 3| to the pants, the diaper is laid in the position shown in Fig. 1 with each corner between a punch and a die as shown in Fig. 4. Each punch is then inserted in the die, punching a plug 32 out of the diaper and forming a hole in it as shown in Fig. 5. The head of the punch thenengages in the die, being yieldingly held by the resilient die collar 24. The diaper is 2 held on the shank and may also be pressed rmly between the shoulders I8 and 22, the parts and the thickness of the diaper being proportioned to achieve this result. The plug punched out of the diaper may pass through the opening 30 of the die and be ejected through an aligned opening 34 pierced in the strap. Thus successive diapers may be punched and held without clogging the die.
As shown in Figs. 2 to 5, the free ends of the straps I2 project beyond the punch andl die and form handles by which the punch and die can readily be separated against the yielding restraining force of the resilient collar 24 and head I4.
The straps I2 may be attached to the pants in any suitable manner. Preferably the pants are made of thermoplastic vinyl resin or similar thermoplastic material which is turned over at the ends to form a hem which is fused by a so-called electronic sewing machine to form the seam 3E. The straps are similarly fused to the hem at 33 beyond this seam. The hem may be covered by an elastic strip 40 folded over the edge of the hem under tension and sewed in position to provide an extensible and contractible edge for insuring t of the pants.
I claim as my invention:
1. A diaper supporting garment comprising in combination a die secured to the garment, a punch secured to the garment and adapted to enter the die to punch a hole in a diaper and means included by the punch and die for yieldingly resisting separation of the punch and die to retain the diaper between the punch and die.
2. A diaper supporting garment comprising in combination a die secured to the garment, a punch secured to the garment and adapted to enter the die to punch a hole in a diaper, means for yieldingly resisting separation of the punch and die to retain the diaper between the punch and die, and an opening in the die adapted to permit ejection from the die of material punched out of the diaper.
3. A diaper supporting garment comprising in combination a flexible sheet supporting a punch, a second flexible sheet supporting a die, the punch and die being adapted to cooperate to punch a hole in a diaper, and the punch and die being adapted yieldingly to resist Withdrawal of the punch from the die, to support the diaper between the punch and die, an opening in the die and an opening in said second sheet to permit the ejection through the sheet of material punched out of the diaper.
4. A diaper supporting garment comprising in combination a flexible sheet, a punch having a 3 4 shank and a shoulder supported on the sheet, a second flexible sheet, a die having an opening REFERENCES CITED through it and having a Shoulder supported on The followlng references are of record in the the second sheet, the punch being adapted to me 0f thlS Patenti enter the die to pierce a diaper, an opening in 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS the second sheet in alignment with the opening in the die. means for yieldingly resisting separa- (glio Taslme Jmjeaelggg tion of the punch and die to retain the pierced 2,292,030* Kraft T Aug. 4, 1942 diaper between the shoulders, and means forming part of said sheets having free ends extending 10 beyond the punch and die for separating the punch and die.
HEATH O. KENNET'IE.