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Publication numberUS2678648 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1954
Filing dateFeb 11, 1953
Priority dateFeb 11, 1953
Publication numberUS 2678648 A, US 2678648A, US-A-2678648, US2678648 A, US2678648A
InventorsWoskin Irvin S De
Original AssigneeWoskin Irvin S De
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary garment
US 2678648 A
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y' 1954 l'. 5. DE WOSKIN 2,678,648

SANITARY GARMENT FiledFeb. 11, 1955 FIGZ.

Patented May 18, 1954 UNITED "STAT This invention relates to sanitary garments, and more particularly to a sanitary garment of the panty type for being worn with a sanitary napkin.

Among the several objects of the invention may be noted the provision of a sanitary garment of the panty type having improved means associated therewith for holding a sanitary napkin; the provision of a sanitary garment of this class having fasteners for attachment to the ends of a sanitary napkin associated with the garment in such manner as substantially to eliminate stress upon the fabric of the garment when the garment is worn, and thereby avoiding tearing of the fabric; the provision of a sanitary napkin of this class in which the fasteners are securely attached to the garment and not prone to be pulled out; and the provision of a sanitary garment of this class which is economical to manufacture. Among the various significant features of the invention may be noted the provision of the panty having a waistband, an impervious crotch section, and narrow fabric tapes in the front and back caught at their upper ends in the waistband seam and extending to the crotch section, the tapes having sanitary napkin fasteners attached thereto at their lower ends for holding a sanitary napkin in place in the crotch section. Other objects and features will be in part apparent and in part pointed. out hereinafter.

The invention accordingly comprises the constructions hereinafter described, the scope of the invention being indicated in the following claims.

In the accompanying drawings, in which one of various possible embodiments of the invention is illustrated,

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a sanitary garment of my invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged section taken substan tially on line 22 of Fig. 1; r

Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of Fig. 1; and,

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary section taken substantially on line 4-4 of Fig. 2 and on the scale of Fig. 1.

Corresponding reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views of the drawings.

Referring to the drawings, a sanitary panty garment of my invention is shown to comprise a body portion l of thin fabric material, which may be any conventional knitted fabric such as is widely used for panty garments, for example rayon or nylon. The body portion consists of front and back sections 3 and 5 joined at stitched side seams 1. An elastic waistband 9 encircles the waist of the body portion, which is puckered, and is stitched to the waist by the seam indicated at H. The garment has a one-piece crotch sec- 5 Claims. (Cl. 128-288) tion l3 of flexible, impervious, waterproof material, preferably a coated fabric such as commercially available rayon coated on one side with a plastic, seamed by stitching along its front and back margins throughout their extent to the front and back body sections as indicated at E5 and H, respectively. When plastic-coated fabric is used for the crotch section, the plastic-coated side is preferably on the inside. The body portion and crotch section are cut to provide leg openings 19, and elastic bands 21 encircle the le openings, being stitched to the puckered margins of the body portion and the Side margins of the crotch section which extend along the leg openings as indicated at 23. The front and back margins of the crotch section extend from one leg opening to the other.

On the inside of the front section of the body portion is a narrow substantially non-stretchable fabric tape 25 extending generally centrally from the waist to and terminating at the center of the front margin of the crotch section and caught at its upper end in the waistband seam H and at its lower end in the front crotch section seam iii. The tape 25 is stitched along its side margins to the front body section as indicated at 21. On the inside of the back section of the body portion is a similar tape 29 extending centrally from the waist to and terminating at the center of the back margin of the crotch section and caught at its upper end in the waistband seam H and at its lower end in the back crotch seam ii. The tape 29 is stitched along its side margins to the back body section as indicated at 3!. Attached to each tape at its lower end is a sanitary napkin fastener 33 of any suitable type, and preferably (as illustrated) of the type shown in U. S. Patent D. 144,290 having an end opening 35 receiving stitching 3! attaching it to the tape just above the crotch section seam. The fasteners extend over the ends of the crotch section.

In use, a sanitary napkin (not shown in the drawings) is gripped at its ends by the fasteners 33 in position on the inside of the protective impervious crotch section l3. Strain transmitted from the napkin to the fasteners is taken by the tapes 25 and 29, rather than by the thin fabric of the body portion of the garment, and transmitted by the tapes to the waistband 9 via the securement of the upper ends of the tapes in the waistband seam H. Thus, the thin fabric of the body portion of the garment is entirely relieved of strain resulting from the wearing of the garment with a napkin, and any ripping or tearing of the garment such as otherwise might occur is precluded. Also, the securement of thenapkin fasteners to the tapes rather than to the thin fabric of thegarment results in a strong attachment preeluding ripping out of the fasteners. Also, the tapes reinforce the seams between the crotch section and the body section to preclude ripping of the seams.

In view of the above, it will be seen that the several objects of the invention are achieved and other advaritagebusresiilts attained.

As variouschan'ges'c'ould be made in the above constructions without departing from the scope of the invention, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limitihgsnse.

1. A sanitary panty garment having a body portion of thin fabric material and a crotch's'ection of impervious material, the body portion having a waistband-seamed thereto, the crotch section-having sidemargin extending along leg openings of the garment and front and back margins 'extending from one leg opening of the garmentto the other, the front and backmargins of the crotch section being seamed to the body portion throughout-their extent, a narrow fabric tape at the front of the body portion caught at its upperend in the waistband seam and extending to and terminating at the center of the front margin-of the crotch-section and being caught at its lower "end in theseam securing the front margin-of the crotch-section to the body portion, a-narrow fabric 'tape at 'the back of the body portion *caught at its upper end 'in the waistband seam and extending to and terminating at the center of the back margin of the crotch section and 'b'ei'ng'caught 'at it lower end in the seam securing the back i na-rgin'o'f 'the crotch section to the body portion, and sanitary napkin fasteners attached to the tapes at their lower ends for holding a -sanitary napkin "inplace in the crotch section.

2. A sanitary tpan'ty garment having a body portion'of "thin fabric mat'erial consisting of front and back section's joined "at stitched side seams and'a one-'piece crot'ch section-of imperviou material, the body "portion having an elastic waistband seamed thereto by stitching, the crotch section having side -'ina-rgins extending along leg openings of the-garment and front and back margins extending from one leg'opening'of the garment to the other, the fro'nt'and back margins of the crotch section being seamed by stitching to the body portion throughout their extent, a narrow fabric tape at the froh't'df the body portion caught at its upper end the waistband seam and extending to and terminating at the center of the front "margin of the crotch section and being caught at its lower end in the "seam securing the front margin "of the crotch section 'to the body portion, a narrow fabric tape at the back of the body 'portio'ncaught at its upper end in the waistband seam and extending to and terminating at the center of the back margin 'of the crotch section and beingeaugh't at its lower end in the seam securing the back margin of the crotch section to the body portion, the tapes being stitched'along their margins to the body portion, and sanitary napkin fasteners attached to the tapes at their lower ends for holding a "sanitary napkin in the crotch section. I

3. A sanitary panty garment having a body portion of thin fabric material consisting of front and back sections joined at stitched side seams and a one-piece crotch section of impervious material, the body portion havmg an elastic waistthe crotch section and being caught at its lower end in the seam securing the front margin of the crotch section to the body portion, a single narrow fabric tape "on the inside of the back of the bod'y portion caught at its upper end in the waistband seam and eiitending to and terminating at the center of the back margin of the crotch section andbeing caught at its lower end in the seam securing the back margin of the crotch section to the body portion, the 'tapes being stitched along their margins to the body portion, and sanitary napkin fasteners attached to the tapes attheir lowerends for holding a sanitary napkin inplace in the crotch section.

4. A sanitary -parity garment having a body portion of thin fabric material'consisting of front and back sections joined at stitched side seams and a one-piece crotch section of impervious material, the body portion having an 'elastic waistband seamed thereto by stitching, the body portion and crotch sections being shaped to provide leg openings, the crotch section having side margins extending along the leg openings and front andjback margins extending from one leg opening of the garment to the other the front and back margins of the crotch section being seamed bystitching to the body portion throughout their extent, elastic bands encircling the leg openings stitched to the margins of the body portion at the leg ppenings and the side margins of the crotch section, a single narrow fabric tapeon the inside of the front of the body portion caught at its upper end in 'the waistband seam andpxten'ding to andterminating at the center of the front margin of the crotch section and being caught at its lowei end in the seam securing the front mar-gin er the crotch section to the body portion, "a single narrow fabric tape on the inside of the back of the body portion caught at its upper end in the waistband seam and extending to and terminating at the center of the back margin of the crotch s ection and being caught at its lower end in the seam securing the back margin of the crotch section to the body portiomsthe tapes being stitched along their margins to the body portion, and sanitary napkin fasteners attached to the tapes at their lower ends for holding a sanitary napkin in in he mwwe b i- ,7. r

5. A sanitary panty garment as set forth in la m. 4. wh rei fii as ene s a e. a ch d by ch n o the tape a t i l we en Just above the crotch section seams and extend over the crotch section seams.

References cute are file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number name Date D 144,29'0 De Woskin Apr. 2, I946 seamen PATENTS Number Country Date 127,502 Switzerland Jan. 16, 1928 168,478 Austria Dec. 15, 1950

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Classifications
U.S. Classification604/396, D02/712, 604/397
International ClassificationA41B13/04, A61F13/66
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/72, A41B13/04, A61F13/74
European ClassificationA61F13/74, A61F13/72, A41B13/04