US 2936758 A
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DIAPER GARMENTS Filed July 8, 1 957 MaZias CsuZi is INVENT OR.
United States Patent DIAPER GARM ENTS Mathias Csulits, Chicago, Ill. Application July 8, 1957, Serial No. 670,591
4 Claims. (Cl. 128-284) My invention relates to diaper garments, and more rticularly to those which incorporate a plastic or =rubberized outer sheetj Thus, the absorbent diaper sheet and the protective outer sheet are handled together stead of separately, as is the usual case. However, ch garments of the above type as have come to my attention make it difiicult to handle the diaper sheet for thorough washing. Also, such garments afiord no access to the back side of the diaper sheet, since they bind the same and the protective sheet permanently together edgewise.
In order to depart from the above situation, it is one ject of the present invention to secure the ,diaper sheet only in part to the protective sheet, whereby to permit access to both sides of the diaper sheet for handlingand thorough washing.
A further object is to secure the sheets together only in the top region, rendering the middle and lower regions of the diaper sheet-which are most subject to soiling free to be dipped into a vessel for washing, agitated in rinsing water, and wrung out. An additional object is to design the diaper sheet free of any fasteners for keeping it in place and use only perforations facilitating the securing of the diaper sheet by fasteners for the protective sheet.
Another object is to provide a diaper garment which is simple and inexpensiveto produce.
With the above objects in view, a better understanding of the invention may be had by reference to the accompanying drawing, in whichi v Fig. 1 is an elevation of the garment from the inner Patented May 17, 1960 "ice with a series of perforations 30 at each side. These match the placement of the stud fastener components 23 and permit the forward passage of the studs when the sides of the portion12 are laid against the wings 20. Now, when the similar application of the sheet 15 follows, as per Fig. 2, the socket fastener components 26 may be joined with the stud components, securing the top portions of the closed garment together.
It is now apparent that the perforated construction of the diaper sheet makes it possible to join the same with the protective sheet in the securing region without the need of fasteners or other extra parts for the diaper sheet. Further, when the garment requires washing, the soiled diaper sheet is fully free of the protective sheet in the middle and bottom regions for easy handling, washing, rinsing and wringing. The back side of the diaper sheet is also accessible into the top and sides for more thorough cleaning. The garment therefore incorporates a diaper sheet which can be kept sanitary with case, while remaining together with the protective sheet, so that the garment is in readiness in the combined form whenever needed.
While I have described the" invention along specificv lines, various minor changes or refinements may be made therein without departing from its principle, and I reserve the right to employ all such changes and refinements as" sheets being secured together at one of their end porside and in open form, and-Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the garment about to be closed.
Referring specifically to the drawing, 10 denotes the diaper sheet, the top portion of the same being widened in T-form, as indicated at 11. The bottom portion 12 of thesheet is also made wider to a limited extent than the middle portion. 7 g
The outer or protective sheet of the garment is shown at 15, having substantially the same form and size as the diaper sheet. the top with an internal gum tape (not shown) so that they appear gathered there-as indicated at 16--when the garment is not in use. The sheet 15 carries a guru tape 18 along the side edges of the central portion, so that the material of the sheet becomes gathered when the garment is not in use, and shorter at the bottom than the diaper sheet, as seen in Fig. 1.
The top portions of the sheets 10 and 15 are also sewed together at the sides, which appear as wings 20 when folded around the front, revealing reinforcing tapes 21 in the sewed regions. These carry a vertical series The sheets are sewed together along.
of snap fasteners stud components 23 on the outer side;
and the bottom portion of the sheet 15 is reinforced on tions and folded with their opposite end portions toward the first-named ones, the opposite end portion of the inner sheet having series of perforations along the sides, and securing means carried by the opposite end portion of the outer sheet at points coincident with said seriesjof perforations and applicable by way of the same to attach both opposite end portions to the first-named end portion of the outer sheet.
2. A diaper garment comprising an inner sheet of textile material, an outer sheet of protective material, the
sheets being secured together at one of their end portions and folded with their opposite end portions toward the first-named ones, the latter being extended with side wings folded in front of the inner sheet, a series of snapfastener components carried on the back side of said wings, a series of fastener components carried by the opposite end portion of the outer sheet on the front side and adapted tomatch the first-named components when said wings are folded as stated, the opposite end portion of the inner sheet having a series of perforations occurring between and matching said components when the sheets are folded together, whereby to lock the perforated portions of the inner sheet between the end portions of the outer one.
3. The structure of claim 1, the secured end portions having an elastic gather to render the waist portion of the garment expandable.
4. The structure of claim 1, the sides of the outer sheet having an elastic gather in the intermediate portion to render the same expandable.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,292,030 Kraft Aug. 4, 1942 2,568,305 Slusser Sept. 18, 1951 2,685,879 Emmet Aug. 10, 1954 2,815,026 Meyer Dec. 3, 1957,
FOREIGN PATENTS 520,522 Belgium June 30, 1953