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Publication numberUS2607348 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 19, 1952
Filing dateJan 13, 1949
Priority dateJan 13, 1949
Publication numberUS 2607348 A, US 2607348A, US-A-2607348, US2607348 A, US2607348A
InventorsRosenblatt Harry
Original AssigneeRosenblatt Harry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable garment
US 2607348 A
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Aug. 19, 1952 H. ROSENBLATT ADJUSTABLE GARMENT 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. 13, 1949 HARRY ROSENBLATT INVENTOR. BY $412.. 6.

ATTORNEYS Aug. 19, 1952 H. ROSENBLATT 2,607,343

' ADJUSTABLE GARMENT Filed Jan. 13, 1949 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 FIG. 5 I

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HARRY ROSEPBLATT IN VEN TOR.

ATTORN EYS H. ROSENBLATT ADJUSTABLE GARMENT Aug. 19, 1952 I 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed Jan. 15, 1949 "Flee FIG.8

FIG. IO

HARRY ROSEN'B'LATT FIG. 9

INVENTOR. 411..

$4M mam Patented Aug. 19, 1952 UNITED STATES RAZIENT v OFFICE ADJUSTABLE GARMENT Harry Rosenblatt, Houston, Tex. Application January 13, 1949, Serial No. 70,714

2 Claims. (01. 128-284) 1 This invention relates to an adjustablegarmeht, as a diaper, which may b'e-v'aried in size to fit individual wearer's, as babies, and which may be a garment of this class which maybe adjusted for length independently of any adjustment of girth dimensions.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a garment of this class which may easily be adjusted for length and for girth dimensions as may be required by the wearer thereof.

It is still a further object of this invention to provide a garment of this class which has an elastic band around the top of the girth fitting portion so as'to more snugly. fit the wearer.

,Other and further objects, of this invention will be apparent when the specification is considered in connection with the drawings, inwhich:

Fig. l is a plan view ofone modification of the garment, which shows the general schemeiof fastener arrangement.

Fig. 2 shows the first step offitting the garment about the girth of the wearer.

Fig. 3 shows the garment as it isfitted on thewearer, in which figure the wearer -is-not shown.

Fig. 4 shows a side view of the'garment when on the wearer.

Fig. 5 shows a plan view" are mo i c tion of the garment.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged sectional view showinga typical fastener assembly.

Figlj'? is anindicative View of the rear side of the female fastener, taken along line 'l-'! of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8' is an'indicative View of the front side of Fig. 10 is'an'indicative'view of there'ar side of the male fastener taken along line I 0 ll of Fig. 6.

As shown'in Fig. 1, the upper end portion 30 of the garment has an arcuate'e'dge 3i, and as viewed-from left" to 'right it has, first, three male fasteners;- I, 3"and '5, and then three female fasteners, 2; 4 and 6 in one sideof' the longitudinal axis-XX, and thenthree' female fasteners -8 lfl and l2-onthe opposite'sideof the axis X X; and'finally, 'three femalefasteners l4, l6 and I8" 2 on the far side of the garment. The wing portions 32 and 3 3' have along the line Y-Y, symmetrically spaced from the axis XX, the male fasteners I, 9, l l and i3; and along the line 2-2, symmetrically spaced from the axis X-X, are the male fasteners l5 and 61.

On the end portions 3d the garment has on one side 35 thereof'a row of fasteners comprising the male fastener 11 on the far side, the'male fastener 2| on the near side, and the female fasteners 20 and 24 on the far side; and on the other side 36 of the end portion 34 the garment has a row of fasteners comprising the male fastener IS on the far side, the male fastener 23 on the near side, and the female fasteners 26 and 22 on the far side.

As shown in Fig. 2, the garment, from the position of Fig. 1, has been turned over about the XX axis. Then the wearer, as a baby, has been placed with back upon the garment to face up Wardly and with legs extended as indicated by the defining lines. Then the wing portion 32 has been folded upwardly over the stomach, after which the wing portion 33. is then folded upwardly to overlie the portion'32 to permit the inter-fitting of male fastener l and female fastener l4, male fastener 3 andife malefastener I6; and male fastener 5 and female fastener I8; This provides the smallest girth dimension. The normal length of the garment has al'sobeen decreased by folding the garment end 34up-wardly along the'line M-M to permit the inter-fitting of male'fastener l1 and female fastener 24, and of male fastener I9 and female fastener 26.

.In Fig. 3 the wearer is'not shown'but this figure shows how the endpo'rtion 34'i-hasben folded up'through'and over the crotch andaround the girth or stomach so that on one side the male fastener 9; which is on the Y-Y axis beneath the'top of the girth, may be inter-fitted with the female fastener 29, While on the other side the male fastener H, on the Y-Y axis, may fitte'cl'with the female fastener'22.

In this figure are male fastener 23 isshow'n'as having been brought around the side toward theba'ck31'of the" garment to be inter-fitted in the female fastener 8, whereas for purposes of illus-, tration, the end portion 34, which forms thetop' band 39of the front 33 of the garment, is shown tion,1 thefemale fastener" is, on the inside o'ft he band 39, is not shown as having been engagedwith the male'fastener 5;"

be inter- In Fig. 4 the garment is shown as having been let out to the fullest size in which case the end portion 34 has not been folded along the axis M-M so that at the top, on one side, the male fastener l9 engages the female fastener I2; along the Y-Y axis the female fastener 26 of the end portion 34 engages the male fastener 13; and on the axis Z-Z, the female fastener 22 engages the male fastener 67. Obviously n the opposite side of the wearer the corresponding fasteners make corresponding engagement.

In Fig. 5 a modification is shown of this invention which is best adopted to serve on a young child which is above the age of bab-yhood during the period when the child is growing very fast and is very active. This garment omits the male fasteners 5, 9 and I I, and the female fasteners 6, 8 and IA of Fig. 1, and has an elastic band which may permit the garment to be used as a training garment, or for other wearing purposes beside that of a diaper, such as shorts, bathing suits, maternity undergarment and swim suit.

In Fig. 6 a typical fastening method is shown 2,347,867 to Albans which states that there is a definite average ratio at various ages of babies between waist measurements and measurements of the distance from the umbilicus to the fourth lumbar vertebra. Rather by this invention a garment has been designed which is independently adjustable both as to length and girth dimensions to fit a wide range of children and babies of various proportions by the simple expedient of ingeniously spacing fastener members on the garment so that these fasteners may be interconnected to provide a range of garment dimensions.

The following chart, which is applicable to the modification of Fig. 1, illustrates how such garment may be let out as the wrearer grows, so

that when, with growth, the garment may become too tight at or near any dimension of adjustment, the garment may be let out to the next size in such location, independently of adjustment in other locations. In such chart, the fastener connections are shown in parentheses adjacent the dimensions which such connections achieve.

Girth Dimensions Garment Length gg gigg At 'lop Along X-X 17 (17-24, 19-26) 13" (1-14, 3-16) (5-18).. (9-20, 11-2 (21-6, 23-8) 17" (17-24, 19-26).. 15" (1-16, 3-18) 15 (9-20, 11-22)... (21-4, 23-1 17 (17-24, 19-26)" 15" (l-lfi, 3-18) 19 (7-20, 13-22) (21-4, 23-10) 17 (17-24, 19-26).. 17" (1-18). 15%. (9-20, 11-22)"... (21-2, 23-12) 17" (17-24, 19-26)" 17 (l-l8). 19" (7-20, 13-22) (21-2, 23-12) 19" -13" (1-14, 3-1 15%" (9-20, 1l-22) (17-6, 19-8) 15" (l-lfi, 3-18) 15% (9-20, 11-22) (17-4, 19-10). 15 (1-16, 3-18) 19" (7-20, 13-22) (17-4, 19-10). 11" -1s) 15%" (9-20, 11-22 10-2, 19-12 17" (1-18) 19 (7-20, 13-22) (17-2, 19-12).

in which the female fastener 48 is shown as comprising a male receiving part and a binding part 46 which has prongs 41 thereon to bind a layer or layers of cloth 48 between the two parts of the fastener. The male fastener 41 comprises an insertable part 50 and a cloth binding part 5|, these parts having outwardly flared portions 52 and 53, respectively, the portion 53' being insertable in the portion 52, and when a layer or layers of cloth 54 overlie the portion 53 when it is inserted into the portion '52 the result is a fastener which is tightly and positively connected to the cloth.

Figs. 7, 8, 9 and 10 taken respectively along lines 1'!, 8-8, 9-9, and lfl-IO of Fig. 6 are not true orthographic projections of the fastener assembly views suggested, but are rather indicative or diagrammatic representations of these fasteners as shown in Figs. 1-5 inclusive; three concentric dotted circles 55 representing the rear view of a female fastener; three concentric circles 56 representing the front view of a female fastener; two concentric circles 5! representing the front view of a male fastener; and two concentric dotted circles 58 representing the rear View of a male fastener.

The garment may be made of as many layers of cloth as may be desired, and as shown in Fig. 1, an extra pad may be provided, as at 59, and also reinforcements may be provided, as at 60 and 61.

This garment takes into consideration that the legs and torso measurements of children and-of babies do not bear any definite ratio in individual cases, and consequently this invention is not based upon the theoryof Patent No.

Additionally, this modification of Fig. 1, when let out to 19" length, with girth at top either 15" or 17", and with the Y-Y dimensions at 19", additional connections (l5-2fi, 67-22) may be made to give a connection plane measurement around the girth along Z-Z of 20".

It is obvious that this invention is applicable to a wide variety of torso measurements and proportions, as measured in length from points on the girth in front, through the crotch, to points on the girth in the back, and as measured in various substantially horizontal planes around the girth. For instance wearers of substantially the same measurements, as 17 from front, through crotch, to back, may vary in width in the horizontal plane logically defining the top of the garment from 13" to 17", andlower down, in a plane a bit above hip level, they may vary, as from 15 /2" to 19". And the same variations are applicable to wearers who have longer measurements, as 19", from front, through crotch, to back. However, it may be noticed that as the garment length increases, another fastener combination may be brought in at a lower plane near hip level, and such measurement, as 20", may occur where the girth dimension immediately above may have been either 15% in some cases, or 19- in other cases, such being dependent upon the curvature or straightness of the torso.

It is obvious that thetheory of this invention is not limited to diapers, but has an application -merous,as it is not limited to the dimensions of clothing usages which may be fitted or torsos of 'various proportions.

What is claimed is:

1. A garment of the class adapted to fit around the lower torso of the wearer so as to permit the legs to extend therethrough, said garment having, a longitudinal axis extending when fitted, from ment at an end portion thereof, twoother generally longitudinally extending rows of fasteners connected to the garment, 0n the other end portion and symmetrically spaced on opposite: sides of the longitudinal axis of said garment, fasteners in'each of said other rows being interconnectable substantially the navel of the wearer downwardly through the crotch and up to substantially the small of the back centrally'thereof, end edges extending substantially transversely of the longitudinal axis at the top thereof to encircle the girth of the wearer, an arcuate, generally transversely extending row of fasteners connected to the garment at an end portion thereof, two other generally longitudinally extending rows of fasteners connected to the garment on the other end portion and symmetrically spaced on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis of said garment, fasteners in each of said other-rows being interconnectable to vary the garment length, fasteners in said arcuate row being interconnectable to vary the width of the first end portion, and fasteners in said arcuate row and in said other rows being interconnectable to connect the ends to fit said garment around the girth of the wearer thereof.

2. A garment of the class adapted to fitaround the lower torso of the wearer so as to permitthe legs to extend therethrough, said garment having, a longitudinal axis extending when fitted, from substantially the navel of the wearer downwardly through the crotch and up to substantially the small of the back centrally thereof, end edges extending substantially transversely of the longitudinal axis at the top thereof to encircle the girth of the wearer, an arcuate, generally transversely extending row of fasteners connected to the garment at an end portion thereof, two other generally longitudinally extending rows of fasteners connected to the garment on the other end portion and symmetrically spaced on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis of said garment, fasteners in each of said other rows being interconnectable to vary the garment length, fasteners in said arcuate row being interconnectable tovary the width of the first end portion, and fasteners in said arcuate row and in said other rows being interconnectable to connect the ends to fit said garment around the girth of the wearer thereof, and additional fasteners connected to said garment interconnectable with fasteners of said other rows to further fit said garment about the girth of the wearer below said arcuate row.

3. A garment of the class adapted to fit around the lower torso of the wearer so as to permit the legs to extend therethrough, said garment having, a longitudinal axis extending when fitted, from substantially the navel of the wearer downwardly through the crotch and up to substantially the small of the back centrally thereof, end edges extending substantially transversely of the longitudinal axis at the top thereof to encircle the girth of the wearer, a generally transversely extending row of fasteners connected to the garto vary the garment length, fasteners in said first row-being interconnectable to varythe width of the first end portion, and fasteners in said first row and in said other rows being interconnectable to connect the ends to fit said garment around the girth of the wearer-thereof 4. Agarment of the class adapted to fitaround the lower'torso of the wearer so as to permit the legs to extend therethrough, said garment'having,

a longitudinal axis extending when fitted, from substantially the navel of the wearer downwardly through; the crotch and up to substantially the small of'the back centrally thereof,-end edges.

extending substantially transversely of the longitudinal axis at the top thereof to encircle the girth of the wearer, a generally transversely extending row of fasteners connected to the garment at an end portion thereof, two other gen-- erally longitudinally extending rows of fasteners connected to the garment on the other end portion and'symmetrically spaced on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis of said garment, fasteners in each of said other rows being interconnectable to vary the garment length, fasteners in said first row being interconnectable to vary the width of the first end portion, and fasteners in said first row and in said other rows being interconnectable toconnect the ends to fit said garment around the girth of the wearer thereof, and addi-' tional fasteners connected to said garment and interconnectable with fasteners of said other rows to further fit said garment about the girth of the wearer below said first row.

5. A garment of the class adapted to fit around the lower torso of the wearer so as to permit the legs to extend therethrough, said garment having, a longitudinal axis extending when fitted, from substantially the navel of the wearer downwardly through the crotch and up to substantially the small of the back centrally thereof, end edges extending substantially transversely of the longitudinal axis at the top thereof to encircle the girth of the wearer, fasteners connectedto the garment along an end portion thereof, other fasteners connected to the garment on the opposite end thereof and symmetrically spaced about the longitudinal axis of the garment, said other fasteners on each side of said axis bein interconnectable to vary the garment length, said first fasteners being interconnectable among themselves to vary said first end portion width and being interconnectable with said other fasteners to connect the ends to fit said garment around the girth of the wearer thereof.

6. A garment of the class adapted to fit around the lower torso of the wearer so as to permit the legs to extend therethrough, said garment having, a longitudinal axis extending when fitted, from substantially the navel of the wearer downwardly through the crotch and up to substantially the small of the back centrally thereof, end edges extending substantially transversely of the longitudinal axis at the top thereof to encircle the girth of the wearer, fasteners connected to the garment and an elastic band attached to an end portion thereof, other fasteners connected to the garment on the opposite end thereof and symmetrically spaced about the longitudinal axis of the garment, said other fasteners on each'sicle of said axis being interconnectable to vary the garment length, said first fasteners being interconnectable among themselves to vary said first end portion width and being interconnectable with said other fasteners to connect the ends to fit said garment around the girth of the wearer thereof, said band extending on either side of said axis.

'7. A garment of the class adapted to fit around the lower torso of the wearer so as to permit the legs to extend therethrough, said garment having, a longitudinal axis extending when fitted, from substantially the navel of the wearer downwardly through the crotch and up to substantially the small of the back centrally thereof, end edges extending substantially transversely of the longitudinal axis at the top thereof to encircle the girth of the wearer, fasteners connected to the garment along an end portion thereof, other fasteners connected to the garment on the opposite end thereof and symmetrically spaced about the longitudinal axis of the garment, said other fasteners on each side of said axis being interconnectable to vary the garment length, said first fasteners being interconnectable among themselves to vary said first end portion width and being interconnectable with said other fasteners to connect the ends to fit said garment around the girth of the wearer thereof, and additional fasteners connected to said garment and interconnectable with said other fasteners to further fit said garment about the girth of the wearer below said first fasteners.

8. A garment of the class adapted to fit around the lower torso of the wearer so as to permit the legs to extend therethrough, said garment having, a longitudinal axis extending when fitted, from substantially the navel of the wearer downwardly through the crotch and up to substantially the 8 small of the back centrally thereof, end edges extending substantially transversely of the longitudinal axis at the top thereof to encircle the girth of the wearer, a row of fasteners connected to the garment near the edge of one end thereof and spaced transversely from the longitudinal,

interconnectable with the outer transversely spaced fasteners to connect the ends to fit the garment about the girth of the wearer, and the inner fasteners of said longitudinally extending rows being interconnectable with the inner transversely spaced fasteners to fit the garment around the wearer below the girth.

HARRY ROSENBLATT.

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

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/386
International ClassificationA61F13/15
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/49004, A61F2013/1504
European ClassificationA61F13/49B1