US 2911647 A
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United States Patent "i UNDERARM PERSPIRATION PAD Irma G. Dixon, Baltimore, Md., and Benjamin F. Thornton, Jr., Washington, D.C.
Application October 9, 1957, Serial No. 689,160
1 Claim. (Cl. 2-53) This invention relates to an underarm perspiration pad, and has as its primary object, the provision of such a pad which will absorb underarm perspiration, and any odors emanating therefrom, and which will also readily flex itself to the body contour and, particularly, the position of the arm.
A further object of the invention is the provision of such a pad, provided with an absorbent surface adjacent the position of body contact, and with a non-:absorbent surface, such as rubber or the like, on the outer side.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of a pad of this character which is provided with rigid means for supporting the same beneath a brassiere or similar garment.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of spring means for tensioning the said rigid means, and also to assist the pad in following the position of the arm as may be necessary.
A further `object of the invention is the provision of a thin metal strip or wire curved so as to form a pocket for the arm to lit, in order to allow the arm pad to follow the disposition of the arm.
Still other objects of the invention reside in the provision of a device of this character, which is sturdy and durable in construction, reliable and efficient in operation, and relatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture and utilize.
Other objects will in part be obvious, and in part be pointed out as the description of the invention proceeds, and shown in the accompanying drawings wherein there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of this inventive concept.
In the drawing: Y
Figure l discloses a pair of the arm pads comprising the instant invention, shown in position, one arm being raised to show one position of the pad, and the other being lowered to show another position of the pad.
Fig. 2 is .an enlarged View, partially in section, and partially in elevation, showing the pad per se.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2 as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 4-4 of Fig. 2 as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 5-5 of Fig. 2 as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows, and
Fig. 6 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along the line 6--6 of Fig. 2 fas viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts 'throughout the several views of the drawings.
Having reference now to the drawings in detail, and
2,911,647 Patented Nov. l0, 1959 HCC .lower termination of the ovoidal shape, but which does not extend across the lower portion of the pad.
The outer covering of the pad, which comes in contact with the ilesh of the wearer, is comprised of cloth, and as best shown in Fig. 3, surrounds twotinternal layers of rubber or similar substance. The cloth is indicated at 16, and the rubber segments are indicated at 17. As best shown in Fig. 4, the upper portion of the device is secured together by means of stitching 18, while the lower portion, as shown in Figure 5, is open, to permit reinsertion of pads of any desired material.
The lower poltion of the pad or shield is provided with a substantially rectangular wire 19, which has a transverse bight 20 which normally underlies the pit of the arm. This wire 19 serves to vreinforce the lowerportion of the element, at the same time providing a ilexibility of bending of the upper section, when the armis raised. Spring wires 25 are provided at the lower section of each garment element, in order that the element 15 will bend from a point adjacent to said bight and spring upward following the arm when the arm is raised, as in the arm on the right hand side of Fig. l.
The lower portion of the garment is sewed together as by stitching 21, as indicated in Fig. 6, and may be inserted in a brassiere pocket, in those types of brassieres which have a side pocket attachment. Conversely, on those brassieres which have no pockets,` there may be attached the outer side thereof a pocket, which will accommodate the attachment of the instant invention.
From the foregoing it will now be seen that there is herein provided an improved anti-perspirant device which accomplishes all of the objects of this invention, and others, including many advantages of great practical l utility and commercial importance.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and asrnany modifications may be made in the embodiment herein shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative, and not in a limiting sense.
What is claimed :asour invention is:
An anti-perspiration shield comprising an ovoid body including a substantially, inverted U-shapcd wire frame embodying leg members and a transverse bight connecting said leg members, a'tubular spring member formed into a loop, having end portions secured to said leg members of said substantially inverted l J-shaped wire frame, the loop extending a substantial distance beyond said bight, providing a section having a ilexibility of bending beyond said inverted U-shaped wire frame when in use,V
and a ilexible covering fitted over said body.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS stewart Dec, 5, 191e