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Publication numberUS2685086 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1954
Filing dateJun 12, 1953
Priority dateJun 12, 1953
Publication numberUS 2685086 A, US 2685086A, US-A-2685086, US2685086 A, US2685086A
InventorsGifford H Henry
Original AssigneeGifford H Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Underarm antiseptic deodorant pad
US 2685086 A
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Aug- 3, 1954 G. H. HENRY UNDERARM ANTISEPTIC DEonoRANT PAD Filed June 12, 1955 FGJ. -f--5 INVENTOR Gifford H Henry BY waz;

ATTORNEY Patented ug. 3, 19.54

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 9 Claims,

My invention relates to a novel article of manufacture which takes the form of a combined armpit perspiration absorbent bandage and garment protector for use by men and women alike.

Briefly and generally stated, the invention contemplates a device as characterized which will absorb and preferably deodorize underarrn perspiration, will alleviate chang, and moisture discomfort in the armpit region, and which will further function as a dress or garment shield to protect same from perspiration stain.

More specifically, the invention aims to provide a device for the purposes enumerated which will be adhesively secured to the skin of the user around the axilla but not to the center of the armpit, there being located for reception in the armpit an absorbent and preferably deodorantimpregnated pad, the latter being carried by a flexible and preferably elastic sheet which is coated with adhesive and has tab form extensions arranged to maintain the pad in position in the armpit.

A further object is to provide a bandage as set forth which can be readily produced at nominal cost in preformed units, the adhesive surface of which is initially covered with overlapped crinoline sheets to prevent individual units from `adhering to one another.

Various other objects and advantages of the invention will be understood and appreciated as the description proceeds, reference being had to the accompanying drawing illustrating the now preferred form of the device.

It is to be understood, however, that the illustrated embodiment of my inventive concept is not to be considered as limitative because various changes and modifications may be made therein within the spirit and scope of the subject matter claimed hereinafter.

In the drawing, wherein the same reference characters have been used to designate the same parts throughout the several views- Fig. l is a rear elevational View of one of the bandage units showing the outer, non-adhesive, surface thereof;

Fig. 2 is an elevational View showing the opposite side of the bandage, the adhesive surfaces thereof being covered by overlapped sheets of crinoline;

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional'view through the bandage unit of Fig. 1 and taken on the line 3-3 of that figure; and

Fig. 4 isa perspective view illustrating the application of a bandage to the armpit region of the user.

Referring to the drawing by reference characters, numeral 6 designates a flexible sheet form carrier for the pad 8 which is received in the armpit of the user and this carrier' sheet will preferably be made of a well-known fabric which possesses elasticity in one direction although it is proper to note that other flexible sheet form material, such as plastic, can be employed whether or not it possesses elasticity.

2 As illustrated in Fig. 3, the pad 8 is secured to the sheet E intermediate the side edges thereof, and preferably about midway the length of the sheet. The pad securing medium is the adhesive coating l which covers one surface of the sheet as indicated in Fig. 3, this adhesive 1 also being employed to secure the bandage to the user, as indicated in Fig. 4.

The pad, per se, 8 may be of cotton, gauze, or other soft absorbent material, and it is to be noted that the adhesive surface 1 of the sheet 6 entirely surrounds the pad 8 so as to adhere to the users skin around the axilla so as to direct underarm perspiration to the pad, which latter, of course, is not adhered to the skin of the user, at the site of the armpit. The provision of the surrounding adhesive area about the pad 8 is therefore important in that it prevents escape of perspiration to trickle down the arm or torso of the user.

By preference the pad 8 will be at least partially impregnated with some deodorant composition, and I have found that chorseium solutionplain is very satisfacory for this purpose, one drop of such solution being all that is necessary to apply to the pad 8.

Referring to Figs. 2 and 3, it will be seen that the sheet 6 is of irregular shape by reason of the provision of integral tabs which will be referred to later on; and these figures also disclose the adhesive surface 1 of the sheet i5 as covered by overlapping rectangular sheets of crinoline 9, l0 of a Width equal to and preferably slightly exceeding the maximum width of the sheet 6. The overlapped ends of the crinoline plies or sheets 9, I0 are indicated at 9a, lila, respectively, in Figs. 1-3, inclusive.

Referring to Fig. 2, it will be noted that the pad 8 is located at the widest portion of the sheet 6 and which portion is made so by the provision of the broad outwardly extending tabs li which project from opposite sides of sheet 6. These tabs by reference have an origin width approximating the Width of the pad 8 in a lengthwise direction of sheet 6 and they function to maintain the adhesive surface about the pad in contact with the skin of the user to prevent leakage of moisture away from the region of the pad.

In carrying out the invention, I provide the sheet 6 with wide adhesive areas l2 extending lengthwise of the sheet 6 from opposite ends of pad 3 and which areas l2 terminate in broad tab extensions I3 projecting diagonally outward from the sheet and preferably in V-fashion, as indicated.

Earlier reference has been made herein to the fact that the sheet 8 is preferably formed from fabric which is elastic in one direction only. When such material is used for sheets 6, the latter are cut so that the bandage will be elastic in a lengthwise direction and of course relatively inelastic in a widthwise direction. This is important because when the bandage is applied as indicated in Fig. 4, there will be little tendency for the bandage to be stretched in a widthwise direction in the normal use of the wearers arm whereas there will be substantial tendency to stretch the bandage in a lengthwise direction, as when the arm is raised to full heighth above the head. The tabs I3 at the ends of sheet 6 are important in that they resist both lengthwise and lateral stress on the applied bandage.

From the foregoing, reference being had to the drawings and particularly Fig. 4, it will becrease in the arm of the user, while the lower end tabs straddle the depression of the lower axilla. The side tabs H as heretofore intimated assure of a snug nt of the pad 8 in the armpit while retaining the adhesive surface l surrounding the said pad in engagement with the skin of the user. Use of my bandage entirely eliminates underarm trickle of perspiration and assures of underarm comfort on hot days.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

l. As a new article of manufacture, a combined antiseptic bandage and garment shield intended to be secured directly to the person of the user and comprising in combination, an absorbent deodorant-impregnated wad-like pad for disposition at the site of a human armpit, an elongated flexible sheet as a carrier for said pad and formed of elastic fabric, the entire surface of one side of said sheet coated with an adhesive, the sheet being wider at its narrowest point than the width of said pad and the latter adhesively secured to the sheet in spaced relationship to the side edges thereof and approximately midway the length of the sheet, whereby to provide a body-engaging adhesive area surrounding said pad and extending therefrom to each end of the sheet, the adhesive pad-surrounding area confining armpit perspiration to said pad, said sheet providing integral tab form lateral extensions of said adhesive area,

said tab form extensions being arranged in pairs and projecting from opposite side edges of said sheet at each end and at the site of said pad, and each pair of end extensions projecting diagonally outward and in lengthwise prolongation of said sheet whereby to sustain the major portion thereof against both lateral and longitudinal stresses.

2. As a new article of manufacture, a combined antiseptic bandage and garment shield intended to be secured directly to the person of the user and comprising in combination, an absorbent wad-like pad for disposition at the site of a human armpit, an elongated flexible sheet as a carrier for said pad, the entire surface of one side of said sheet coated with an adhesive, said sheet being at least as wide as the pad and the latter adhesively secured to the sheet intermediate the ends thereof, whereby to provide a bodyengaging adhesive area of full sheet Width extending from the pad to each end of the sheet, said sheet providing integral tab form lateral extensions of said adhesive area, said tab form extensions being arranged in pairs and projecting from opposite side edges of said sheet at each end and at the site of said pad, and each pair of end extensions projecting diagonally outward and in lengthwise prolongation of said sheet whereby to sustain the major portion thereof against both lateral and longitudinal stresses.

3. The combination set forth in claim 2, and said sheet being of elastic fabric, having elasticity lengthwise of the sheet.

4. The combination set forth in claim 2, and said pad being impregnated with a deodorant, and there being a sheet-provided adhesive area surrounding said pad to adhere to the users body to thus direct armpit perspiration to said pad.

5. The combination set forth in claim 2, and said pad being impregnated with a deodorant, there being a sheet-provided adhesive area surrounding said pad to adhere to the users body to thus direct armpit perspiration to said pad, and said sheet being of elastic fabric.

6. As a new article of manufacture, a combined Iantiseptic bandage and garment shield intended to be secured directly to the person of the user and comprising in combination, an absorbent deodorant-impregnated pad of wad-like form for disposition at the site of the human airmpit, an elongated sheet of flexible material as a carrier for said pad, the entire surface of one side of said sheet coated with an adhesive, said pad secured to the adhesive surface of said sheet between the side edges thereof and intermediate the ends of same whereby to provide about the pad an adhesive area which when adhered to the wearers body will confine armpit perspiration to the pad, and said sheet having lateral extensions in the region of said pad and projecting from opposite sides whereby to tend to maintain said pad surrounding adhesive area in engagement with the body of the user.

'7. As a new article of manufacture, a combined antiseptic bandage and garment shield intended to be secured directly to the person of the user and comprising in combination, an absorbent deodorant impregnated wad-like pad for disposi- Ytion at the site of a human armpit, an elongated flexible sheet as a carrier for said pad, the entire surface of one side of said sheet coated with an adhesive, the sheet being Wider at its narrowest point than the width of said pad and the latter adhesively secured to the sheet in spaced relationship to the side edges thereof and approximately midway the length of the sheet, whereby to provide body-engaging adhesive area surrounding said pad and extending therefrom to each end of the sheet, the adhesive pad surrounding area confining armpit perspiration to said pad, said sheet providing integral tab form lateral extensions of said adhesive area, said tab form extensions being arranged in pairs and projecting from opposite side edges of said sheet at each end and at the site of said pad, and each pair of end extensions projecting diagonally outward and in lengthwise prolongation of said sheet whereby to sustain the major portion thereof against both lateral and longitudinal stresses.

8. The combination set forth in claim l, and removable protective rectangular sheets initially applied to the adhesive-coated surface of said sheet and having overlapping inner ends overlying said pad. l

9. The combination set forth in claim 2, and removable protective rectangular sheets initially applied to the adhesive-coated surface of said sheet and having overlapping inner ends overlying said pad.

No references cited.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/55, 604/307, 450/81
International ClassificationA41D27/13
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/133
European ClassificationA41D27/13A