US 2840078 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 24, 195s c. l. SMITH 2,840,078
SANITARY NAPKIN AND HOLDER Filed Aug. 9, 1955 Fig. 2
Cuba Smith INVENToR.
By f l5 MWF-Mw SANITARY NAPKIN AND HOLDERV Cuba I. Smith, China Lake, Calif.
Application August 9, 1955, Serial No. 527,295
1 Claim. (Cl. 12S-290) The present invention relates to an improved resultful and eicacious combinationwhich relates primarily to a suitably and satisfactorily constructed and performing holder but also may be said to appertain to a disposable napkin and holder in combination.
An object of the invention is to structurally, functionally and otherwise improve upon similarlyconstructed and performing sanitary napkin holders and, in doing so, to provide a simple, practical and economical construction in which manufacturers and retailers will find their respective manufacturing and handling requirements aptly taken into account and users will find their essential needs eifectually met. v I
In carrying out a preferred embodiment of the invention, the holder, assuming that it is straightened out lengthwise, comprises an elongate member which is preferably made of quick-drying washable nylon or an equivalent material, the same being centrally provided in what may be called its upper side with a pocket to accommodate the insertable and removable absorbent pad and said pocket being lined with a waterproof material to guard against seepage and to thus provide a reliable and practical construction.
Other objects, features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying sheet of drawings.
In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views.
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a holder constructed in accordance with the invention;
Figures 2, 3 and 4 are sections on the lines 2 2, 3--3 and 4-4, respectively, of Figure 1;
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the insertable and removable throw-away or disposable pad;
Figure 6 is a front elevation showing how the invention may be used in connection with a body encircling belt; and
Figure 7 is a similar view showing how the invention may be used in conjunction with panties.
Referring now to the drawings with the aid of reference numerals, the napkin holder, as before stated, is made of quick-drying, washable nylon material. Generally speaking it may be said to be somewhat canoe-shaped in plan when it is stretched out flat in the manner illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. The holder is characterized by an intermediate, relatively wide portion 8 and substantially duplicate, gradually narrowing or tapering end por-Y tions 10 and 12. The end portions are of double ply construction with the plies denoted by the numerals 14 United States Patent O portion in the over-all holder.
in Figs. 2 and 4. Stretchable strands or strings of rubber 16 are incorporated by a suitable arrangement of stitches 18, as brought out in Fig. 4. This construction is to make the end portions stretchable and to thus insure comfort and also to make the change of the napkin simple. One can appreciate with this construction that the rear or back end can remain attached to whatever is used as a support with a pin or sanitary belt while the front is detached to render the napkin insertable and removable. This pad or napkin is denoted by the numeral 20 and it is suitably shaped, generally ovate, to fit in the correspondingly ovate shaped pocket 22. Reverting to the pad, this is composed of several layers of absorbent tissue and finely shredded tissue between layers and the outstanding feature of this is that it can be disintegrated and flushed down the toilet without danger of clogging the toilet.
It is further to be pointed out in connection with the napkin that it is the intention that these will be bought as fillers for the napkin holder so as to accurately and satisfactorily t into the pocket 22. It will be noticed inA this connection that the end portions 24 of the pocket extend beyond the Vmouth portion and therefore the plies of material as at 26 overhang these end portions to facilitate holding the correspondingly shaped end portions of the'pad 20 in place. The entire pocket is lined with a suitable flexible Y waterproof plastic lining 28. The marginal edges are suitably stitched around the mouth, as at 30, to thus provide a strong and reliable pocket Referring again to the pad or insert 20, it is intended that this will be such in construction that it can be sold in neat packages and can be actually folded in half and carried in ones purse or elsewhere.
Figs. 6 and 7 are included here merely to illustrate ways in .which the invention may, if desired, be applied and used. The invention, however, is in the holder by itself and in combination with the pad.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
A holder for an insertable and removable sanitary disposable pad comprising an elongate fabric body having tapering elastic end portions and an intermediate portion fashioned into an open mouth pocket, the end portions of said pocket extending beyond the end portions of the fabric defining the mouth of the pocket to provide for reception and retention of corresponding end portions of the insertable and removable pad, said pocket being completely lined with a waterproof sheet material in a mannerv to adequately pocket and amply envelope the pad and to minimize undesirable seepage.
Boleman Dec. 4, 1888 Lesselbaum et al. Apr. 16, 1935