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Publication numberUS2632894 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 31, 1953
Filing dateMar 20, 1950
Priority dateMar 20, 1950
Publication numberUS 2632894 A, US 2632894A, US-A-2632894, US2632894 A, US2632894A
InventorsLouis Sidney
Original AssigneeLouis Sidney
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Belt for preventing relative movement between two garments
US 2632894 A
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Patented Mar. 31, 953 i l UNITED STATE i BELT FOR PREVENTING RELATIVE MOVE- MENT BETWEEN TWO GrARMEN'lSA .a `Sidney Louis, Chicago, n1.

. Application March 20, 1950, Serial No. 150,740

. ,j I l I f Myinvention relates to belts. More partieularly my invention relates to elastic: belts-'designed `to minimize relative movement between two garments overlapping at the waist.

Both men and women commonly wear a corri--V tobecome disengaged or the bottom garment to,

become twisted.v Such relative movementsof these garmentsmay `cause an untidy appearance. This problem is especially acute in the case vof blouses and skirts, since the blouses are general-` lylquite short,v while the skirts have a tendency to slip Ydownward or rotate.

It is therefore an object of my invention to provide a belt, which when worn around the waist between two over-lapping garments pre,- vents their relative slipping or twisting.

It is another object of my invention to pro- '1 claim. (c1. z-szm vide a flexible belt which can be snugly fitted and yet is not uncomfortably constricting.

It is a further object of my invention to developa means for fastening a belt which *isl strong, yet comfortable and inconspicuous, and which permits adjusting the belt to different size waists.

can be easily washed.

Another object is to provide a belt of the character described which is inexpensive yet long wearing.

The foregoing objects are fully achieved in my novel belt, which comprises a strip of elastic material such as crepe rubber, having at least one lengthwise row of holes and pegs arranged in an alternating pattern, and a fastener attached to one end of the strip in a position a peg might occupy, said fastener including an enlarged flat headed portion adapted to be inserted through one of said holes in said belt upon stretching thereof. By the term alternating pattern I mean an arrangement of holes and pegs within each row whereby a sequence such as that of hole-peg-hole-peg, peg-peg-hole-hole is established and maintained throughout any in g dividual row. l

In order that my invention may be more fully disclosed, reference is had to the accompanying drawing which illustrates one form of belt embodying the foregoing and such other principles,

2 advantagesor capabilities as may be pointed out as this description proceeds, or as are inherentv in thepresent invention. For purposes of clarity in exposition, the following description is explicit, and the accompanying drawingis detailed, but it is distinctly to be understood that said exposition is illustrative only, and that my invention is not restricted to the particular details recited in the specification or shown in the drawing.v

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is aschematicview showing how my belt is placed around the waist of the wearer preparatory to fastening it in place; i

Figure 2` is a schematic view showing the belt of Figure l after being fastened in place;

Figure 3 is a schematic view showing the front of the belt of Figure 1 after being fastened around a waist with an outer garment being placed over it;

Figure 4 is a fragmentary, detail view ofthe front of my belt as it appears when fastened"r in place; Figure 5 is a side view of my belt taken in section on the line 5--5 of Figure 4; and

Figure 6 is a side view taken in section on the line 6 5 of Figure 4. Like reference numbers designate like partsin the drawing and in the description of my invention which follows.

Referring now to the drawings and more particularly to Figure 4 thereof, my belt is shown as including a strip I0 of flexible elastic material having a plurality of rows of transverse holes I4 and approximately hemispherical pegs I5 arranged in an alternating pattern. Within each row the holes I4 and pegs I5 are substantially uniformly spaced and dimensioned and as shown in Figure 6, the pegs I5 extend outwardly about as far as the strip is thick. In the pattern illustrated in Figure 4, pegs I5 are located approximately midway between adjacent holes I4. However, this spacing, while preferred, is not critical; for example each peg I5 could be located closer to one adjacent hole I4 than to the other, providing the displacement is uniformly maintained in each individual row. Likewise, Figure 4 shows three longitudinal rows so aligned that holes I4 and pegs I5 form a. plurality of vertical rows of alternating holes-I4 and pegs I5. It is apparent, however, that neither a particular number of longitudinal rows, nor an alignment in vertical rows is critical to the functioning or principle of my invention.

As best shown in Figure 5, the outer end portion I2 of strip IEI includes a flanged hole I3. As viewed ln Figure 4, the flanged hole I3 is located in the center longitudinal row at a distance from the nearest peg I5 in that row equal to the uniform distance between adjacent pegs I5 in that row; that is, the flanged hole I3 is located in the center row in a position that a peg I5 would occupy if the alternating pattern of pegs and holes extended from end to end with complete uniformity. A fastener I6 is secured in the flanged hole I 3, and includes an enlarged, buttonlike head portion I1 and a retainer flange I8.

The use of my belt is illustrated in Figures 1, 2 and 3. More particularly, the strip I is rst placed around the waist over a garment, such as the blouse I9. The end portion I2 of the strip I0 is then pulled over the end portion II, to place the strip I0 under tension' and to secure a snug fit about the waist. Next, the head portion IT of the fastener I6 is forced through the nearest hole I i in the center row of the end portion II. Since the stripl Ill is of a stretchable material, said hole I in the end portion II may be temporarily deformed to permit the insertion of the head portion I'Iltherethrough.

Advantageously, the pegs I on that section of the end portion II which overlaps the end portion I2, are aligned with and extend into holes M in said end portion I2. As a result of this interlocking of the pegs l5 in the holes III, the forces acting on the strip If! by virtue of its stretched configuration, are distributed over the entirel overlapping portions II and I2 of the strip Ill. Thus, the load placed on the fastener I6 may be held to within safe limits, with the result that the strip III does not split at the hole I3, even though the tension on the strip It) is unusually great. Moreover, the head portion II of the fastener I6 is flat and of thin cross-section, so that there are no inner projections on the stripV I IJ torender the belt uncomfortable to wear. v

After the strip I0' has been positioned upon the blouse I9 in the manner shown in Figure 2, theouter garment, such as the skirt 20, is put on over strip Ill in engagement with the pegs I5. In one commercial embodiment of my invention, the pegsIS project outwardly about 1A; inch, so that they firmly grip the skirt 20 to prevent relative movement between said skirt and the blouse l 9, yet do not show through the material of the skirt 20.

Advantageously, my belt can be inexpensively molded from conventional synthetic or natural rubber mold mixes. I prefer, however, to use crepel rubber, since it has an especially high coefficient of friction for cloth. Moreover, crepe rubber normally has, or may easily be given, a somewhat roughed surface, which is advantageous in increasing the amount of friction between my belt and the inner garment over which it is worn.

Having thus fully described my novel belt, and demonstrated its utility by reference to a speciflo embodiment thereof, I claim as my invention:

A belt to be worn about the waist between two garments in order to guard against slippage of saidigarments, consisting of a single flexible strip of crepe rubber of. greater length than the circumference of the waist, one side of the strip being without protuberances but having a rough surface whereby it will frictionallyv grip an inner garment, the other side of said strip having integrallyv formed therein and longitudinally sub-` stantially coextensive therewith at least one row of protuberances, said strip being perforated with at least one row of holes, said holes being in a substantially uniformly alternating pattern with said protuberances, the protuberances being approximately hemispherical and extending outward from one surface of the strip approximately the thickness of said strip, whereby when the ends of the strip are overlapped, the protuberances on one side of the overlapping portion of said strip can readily be inserted into and engaged by the holes in the overlapping portion of the other end of said strip, one end of the strip having a centrally located fastener hole in place of one of said alternating protuberances, said end of the strip having a substantially rigid fastener in said fastener hole and adapted to be inserted in a matching centrally located hole in the other end of said strip.


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

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U.S. Classification2/320, 2/325, 24/DIG.380, D02/638, 24/585.11, 2/312, 2/338, 24/DIG.520
International ClassificationA41F9/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S24/38, Y10S24/52, A41F9/002
European ClassificationA41F9/00B