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Publication numberUS2622246 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 23, 1952
Filing dateOct 2, 1950
Priority dateOct 2, 1950
Publication numberUS 2622246 A, US 2622246A, US-A-2622246, US2622246 A, US2622246A
InventorsHufnagel John P
Original AssigneeEarl Cruttenden
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Throw-away bib
US 2622246 A
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Dec. 23, 1952 J. P. HUFNAGEL.

THROW-AWAY BIB Filed 001'.. 2 1950 [h1/enter Jaim P- Hu fnage/ wei/wey .3mm

Patented Dec. 23, 1952 J chn P. Hufnagel, Mansfield, Pa., assignor of onehalf to Earl Cruttenden, Mansfield, Pa.

.Application october 2, 195o, seria1No.1s7,916

(cd1. A27u49) 2 Claims.

The present invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in infants bibs and has more particular reference to one which is adapted for throw-away use.

It is a matter of common knowledge that throw-away bibs of economical disposable paper stock are, of course, not broadly new. Therefore, the obvious purpose of the instant inventionv is to provide a structurally distinct bib in which manufacturers, users and others will find their respective requirements and needs more fully met, contained and effectually available.

It is submitted that a bib, to be unqualiiedly endorsed by all concerned, should be constructed in such a manner that it may be readily applied and removed and properly held in place when in use. To this end, the instant bib is fashioned to provide an apron portion and a complemental yoke portion, the latter being provided with a neck encircling band or strap. The strap is of extensible and contractible paper stock and the free end thereof is provided with a gummed tab to coact with a` xed gummed disk-shaped tab mounted on a complementalvpart of the yoke, whereby the free end of said neck band may be readily attached and held properly in place.

Another improvement resides in the provision of a disposable paper stock bib made up of a plurality of companion plies of highly absorbent y sheet material, the yoke portion being provided with a thickness-increasing and armoring shield which not only reinforces the over-all construction but aptly increases the absorbent properties.

Novelty is also predicated upon the the apron and armored shield yoke in conjunction with a multiple-ply tab or flap which is located for coaction with the yoke and situated beneath the chin of the wearer to function as a dribble-proofing addenda.

Then, too, novelty is predicated on a bib having the aforementioned structural features and reflnements which is characterized by a novel precut blank of multiple-ply construction wherein vseveral component parts are fashioned and brought into use by simple and obvious folding steps.

Other objects and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and accompanying drawing.

In the drawing, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:

Figure 1 is a plan view of the multiple ply paper blank from which the bib is constructed.

Figure 2 is a face or front elevation of the complete bib ready for use. 1

Figure 3 is an enlarged cen-tral vertical section taken approximately on the line 3 3 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Referring now to the cut-out or pre-cut blank shown in Figure 1, this is made up of disposable absorbent paper stock (similar to that used for paper napkins). The over-all blank is of general rectangular form and has a transverse fold line at 4 which defines upper and lower companion portions 8 and 6, respectively. The portion 6 serves to provide'the lower appendage, which may be described as an apron IU, and a bodice, which latter may be described as the yoke I2. The por-tion above the fold line 4 may be described as a yoke armoring shield I4. There are duplicate arcuate opposed and spaced apart slits at the.V points I6 and IB which partly define a suitably shaped flap forming member 20 foldable on the fold line 4 into upper and lower halves 22 and 24. This flapforming member 2|) is also attached to the main body by way of additional horizontal parallel auxiliary fold lines 26 and 28, respectively.

It will be evident that the member 20 is partly attached at 28 to the lower par-t 6 of the blank and is partly attached to the upper part 8 at 26. Also, because of the diametrically opposite slits I6 and I8 intersecting the fold line 4, said member 20 is free to permit the half sections 22 and 24 to fold on each other in an obvious manner. Now, then, to transform the blank into the usable article shown in Figures 2 and 3, the upper edge 30 is grasped and folded down on the fold line 4. The member 20 also folds into half at this same step in the operation. Therefore, the upper part 8 is superimposed on the yoke por-tion I2, and the upper half 22 is superimposed on the complemental lower half 24. Obviously, the portion or part 3 then becomes a thickness-increasing and reinforcing shield and armors the yoke portion I2. Next, the superimposed halves 22 and 24 are grasped along the fold line 4 and the member 20 is folded down simultaneously on the two fold lines 2B and 28, thus producing the multiple-ply reinforcing tab or so-called dribble-proofing flap 32.

As best shown in Figure 3, the portion I0 comprises at least two plies 34-34 of material providing a double thickness apron portion. The portions of the plies, 36-36 and 38-38 respectively provide a yoke I2 and complemental shield I4 of four thicknesses. That is to say, the double thickness yoke proper I2 plus the double thickness shield I4 provides these four thicknesses, At

the point where vthe breast ap 32 overlies the shield I4, eight thicknesses of paper are available. It will be evident, therefore, that the components I0, I 2, I4 and 32 coordinate their proportionate functions and facilities in providing a strong, reliable and eflicient paper bib, one which, it is believed, aptly fulills rthe requirements of manufacturers and users alike.

The neck strap is .of crepe paper and denoted at 40, having one end attached, as at 42,' and having a gum coated paper or equivalent tip or tab at 44 on its free end for attachment to an ad# hesive coated cardboard or equivalent disk or tab 46 on the bib, whereby to fasten the neck band` properly in place.

In View of the foregoing descriptiontaken inV conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it

is believed that a clear understanding Aof the device will be quite apparent to those skilled-in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.v Y

It is to be understood,... ho\t/e,v'e1.,...thatw even though there is herein. shown. and .describeda preferred embodiment ofthe invention, thesame is susceptible. to certain; changes .fully AVcomprehended by the spirit ofthe inventionas hereindescribedandwithin thel scope..of. .the appended claims.

Having 4described the invention, .what isl claimed as new lis:

1. A-throwaway bib formed...frorntwoeidenel tically .shaped plies of absorbent .paper stock,y said. plies being, substantially. rectangular vand superimposed'one upon .the other` and foldedato provide a substantially flat doublexthickness bod-1 ice .and yoke portion,4 a double thickness; apron portonin aplane with said bodice andyoke portion,. a shield portion superimposed..` on said bodice and yoke portionandcommensuratein shape and size with said bodice and Vyoke portion, a breastflap of ya sizel lesser vthan the size `ofsaid shield portion, said flapbeing of a multiplicity ofthicknesses and joinedwith corresponding portions of said bodice andlyoke portionandshield portion. respectively anddsuperimposed lagainst the median area of said shield portion, an extensible and contractible crepe paper neck band having one end fastened to said shield portion and its other end free and provided with a gummed tab, and a complemental gummed tab fastened on said shield and adapted to accommodate said first-named tab.

2. As a new article of manufacture, apre-cut ready-to-foldiblank embodyingr at least one ply of absorbent paper stock, said blank'being substantially rectangular in shape and having a transverse score line situated between the center and one vendI portion of said blank and dividing said blank into upper and lower companion portions;

' .vsaidoWer-portion providing a bodice, including a yoke, and an 'apron in a plane with said bodice; said ,upper portion providing a shield which, When in use, is conformable in shape and size With said bodice; said blank having a pair of duplicate arcuate slits in opposed spaced apart relation, said slits :being located inwardlyaof. the adjacent portions `.of :Lthel longitudinal. .edges of. said.l blank and intersecting said =score line, eachisli-t extending one-half of its length into-saidiupper:portion and one-.halfofitslength into saidloWer portion andcoacting-With .the latter. inv partially defining a .-.substantiallyz nap f forming..l member.=..between themselves, l and -..'said.: score line extending. scentrally acrosssaid member.

REFERENCES .CITED The vfollowing references are of-*record inthe le -of` this patent:

UNITED STATES vPTEN'IS Number.,v Name.` Date 1,548,830 Dunsworthz Aug.; 11,. 1925 1,980,436,v Reagan, Nov..113', 19.34'

2,164,369.;v Woolever. July 4, .1939, 2,425,9615; Shattuck Aug-19,1947.` 2,431,052 La YGier Nov. 18,194.7 2,492,599 1 Smith Dec..2'7,1949; 2,523,323 i Privott Sept.,26, 19501

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US4040124 *Sep 15, 1975Aug 9, 1977The Kendall CompanyHospital gown having fitting means
US4416025 *Apr 22, 1983Nov 22, 1983The Procter & Gamble CompanyBib having segmented neck-aperture perimetric edge
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U.S. Classification2/49.1
International ClassificationA41B13/10, A41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/10
European ClassificationA41B13/10