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Publication numberUS2736900 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 6, 1956
Filing dateOct 25, 1954
Priority dateOct 25, 1954
Publication numberUS 2736900 A, US 2736900A, US-A-2736900, US2736900 A, US2736900A
InventorsRose Koren
Original AssigneeRose Koren
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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R. KOREN March 6, 1956 GARMENT Filed Oct. 25, 1954 5 m m w m E r T Wm r I Q &

United States Patent l-:-

GARMENT Rose Koren, Kansas City, Mo. ApplicationOctober 25, 1954, Serial No. 464,363 2 Claims. (Cl. 2-114) This invention relates to garments, and more particularly to garments referred to as hospital gowns that are worn by patients in hospitals, doctors offices, and the like, while waiting for and during examinations and treatments.

Conventional hospital gowns are usually of a slipon, open-back structure which either are bulky on small peo-' ple or diflicult to keep pulled together on large people, gap at the neckline and generally unsightly on all wearers. Such gowns also require substantial exposure of the patient during any examination.

The objects of the present invention are to provide an examination garment that will materially reduce the above described disadvantages and unbecoming appearances of conventional hospital gowns; to provide a slipover hospital gown, or the like, with a neck and shoulder structure wherein the parts are arranged to form a large neck opening for ease in putting on the garment which neck and shoulder structure will normally lie in a substantially smooth non-gaping fit on the wearer; and to provide a neat garment of the character described which is inexpensive to manufacture, has few parts, is easy to put on or remove from the body and is easy to manipulate to draw same around the waist of the wearer and hold the free edges in overlapped or non-gaping condition.

In accomplishing these and other objects of the invention, I have provided improved details of structure, the preferred form of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a garment constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged detailed sectional view through the shoulder seam on the line 22, Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the neck and shoulder portions of the garment.

Referring more in detail to the drawings:

1 designates a garment constructed of suitable cloth, or the like, in accordance with the present invention and which is especially adapted for use as a gown to be worn by patients in hospitals and doctors offices, and the like, while waiting for and during examination and treatments. The garment generally comprises a body member 2 having a front portion 3, back portion 4 and sleeves 5 and 6, and a tie-string or belt 7 sewed to said body member.

The front portion 3 and back portion 4 have straight side edges extending upwardly from the hemline 8 and terminating as at 9 where the bottom portion of the sleeves 5 and 6 are connected to said front and back portions. One of the side edges of the front portion 3 is connected to the adjacent side edge of the back portion 4 by a seam 10. The other side edges 11 and 12 of the front and back portions 3 and 4 respectively are hemmed as at 13 and left open to form free edges.

The front and back portions 3 and 4 are each cut at the upper parts thereof from the points 9 to the top of said portions on a line or curve corresponding to the inner ends of the sleeves 5 and 6 and said sleeves are sewed thereto as at 14 and 15 respectively. The length of the ice edges of the front and back portions that are connected to the sleeves are each longer than one-half of the adjoining portions of said sleeves whereby the part of the back portion adjacent the upper end 16 thereof overlies the part of the front portion adjacent the upperend 17 thereof. The sleeve connecting edges of the front and back portions are preferably substantially equal and the overlap is preferably approximately two (2") inches.

The back portion preferably has a hem 18 at the upper end thereof. The hem 18 is preferably substantially the widthof the overlap of the top parts of the front and back portions and is formed by turning under the top of. the back portion and sewing as at 19. Also the upper edge 16 of the hem 18 on the back portion is preferably substantially parallel with the bottom hem line of said back portion. The upper edge of the front portion 3 is bound as at 20 and is arranged on an arc whereby the central portion between the sleeves is spaced as at 21 from the edge 16 of the hem 18 as shown in Fig. 3.

The sleeve 5 is sewed as at 22 from the point 9 to the outer end of said sleeve while the lower edges of the-sleeve 6 are left free as shown in Fig. l.

The belt or tie-string 7 is suitably secured to the body member approximately at waist height as at 23 along the sewed line 10. The point of attachment of the belt or tie-string preferably substantially midway of the length thereof for ease of manipulation and tying. Also the finished garment may be laid substantially flat for ease of ironing and folding for storage.

In using a garment constructed as described, the patient inserts one arm through the sleeve 5, spreads the edges 16 and 17 of the top parts of the front and back portions to provide a large neck opening 24 and moves same over the head of the wearer until the overlapped parts of the top of the garment rest on the shoulders. Then the free edges 19 and 11 are overlapped and the tie-string or belt 7 pulled around the garment and tied to draw the front and back portions snugly around the waist of the wearer.

Due to the arrangement of the neck and shoulder portions of the garment, the center portion of the hem 18 rests on the back of the neck of the wearer while the center portion of the binding 20 is adjacent to the front portion of the neck and the overlapped areas adjacent to the sleeves lie flat giving the appearance of a small neck opening and adding to the neatness of the appearance of the garment. While the garment appears to have a small neck opening, it actually is very large, making it easy to move same over the head of the wearer without disarranging the wearers hair. Also the completely open side from the hemline 7 to the end of the adjacent sleeve makes it possible for the garment to be easily straightened and moved as desired during examination of patient with a minimum of exposure of parts not being examined.

It is believed obvious I have provided a simple, efficient garment for use as a hospital gown that is relatively neat in appearance and yet is easily manipulated for examinations without interference from any parts of the garment.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A garment for use as a patients hospital gown and the like comprising, a body having front and back portions, sleeves permanently connected at their inner ends to said front and back portions, said front and back portions being secured together along one side for the full length from the adjacent sleeve to the bottom edge, said body being open for the full length thereof at the other side, the under side of the sleeve at said other side of the body having an opening extending the full length thereof, the top edge of the back portion being arranged forwardly of the upper center of the sleeves and extending straight across the garment between the sleeves, a curved edge at the upper end of the front portion with the sides of said curved edge underlying the upper margin of the back portion and connected to the sleeves rearwardly of the upper center thereof, said curved edge being spaced from the top edge of the back portion midway between the sleeves to provide an opening between said curved edge and the top edge of the back portion, said upper end of the front and back portions being free and unconnected for the full length thereof between the connections of the sleeves to the body portions whereby said top edges are spreadable to provide a large neck opening which is easily slipped over the head of a patient, the upper ends of the body being characterized by the overlap thereof which tends to close the neck opening when on a patient, and means on the body intermediate its length for drawing same around the waist of a patient.

2. A garment for use as a patients hospital gown and the like comprising, a body having front and back portions, sleeves permanently connected at their inner ends to said front and back portions, said front and back portions being secured together along one side for the full length from the adjacent sleeve to the bottom edge, said body being open for the full length thereof at the other side, the under side of the sleeve at said other side of the body having an opening extending the full length thereof, a hem at the upper end of the back portion extending on opposite sides of the upper center of the sleeves, said hem forming a straight edge across the top of the back portion between the sleeves, a curved edge at the upper end of the front portion with the sides of said curved edge underlying the hem on the back portion and connected to the sleeve rearwardly of the upper center thereof, the intermediate part of said curved edge being spaced from the top edge of the hem to provide an opening therebetween, said upper edges of the front and back portions being free and unconnected for the full length between the connections of the sleeves to the body portions whereby said edges are spreadable to provide a large neck opening which is easily slipped over the head of a patient, the upper ends of the body being characterized by the overlap thereof which tends to close the neck opening when on a patient, and a tie string connected intermediate its length to the connected side edges of the front and back portions for drawing the body portions snugly around the waist of a patient.

References (Zited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,374,643 Boettcher May 1, 1945 2,485,511 Riggs Oct. 18, 1949 2,556,931 Miller June 12, 1951 2,661,472 Miller Dec. 8, 1953

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/114, D02/720
International ClassificationA41D27/10, A41D27/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/10
European ClassificationA41D27/10