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Publication numberUS2954770 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 4, 1960
Filing dateOct 15, 1956
Priority dateOct 15, 1956
Publication numberUS 2954770 A, US 2954770A, US-A-2954770, US2954770 A, US2954770A
InventorsRoth Harold
Original AssigneeRoth Harold
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Women's sanitary panties
US 2954770 A
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oct. 4, 1960 H. ROTH 2,954,770

WOMENS SANITARY PANTIES Filed Oct. l5, 1956 INVENTOR Haro@ Ja/ ATTORNEY `2,954,770 WoMENs SANITARY PANTmS Harold Roth, Toni Lee Ltd., 31 W. 31st St.,

New York, NX.

Filed Oct. 15,1956, Ser. No. 615,987

7 Claims. (Cl. 12S- 288) The present invention relates to womens sanitary panties.

It is among the objects of the present invention to provide a womans pantie sanitary construction which will be comfortably worn and may conveniently receive a sanitary napkin without derangement of the garment and without discomfort as far as the wearer is concerned.

Another object is to provide a novel womans protective garment in which it is` possible to attach a sanitary napkin without deranging or dragging down the waistline of a garment and which may serve both as a real `pantie as well as a sanitary pantie,

Still further objects and advantages will appear in the more detailed description set forth below, it being understood, however, that this more detailed description is given by way off illustration and explanation only and not by way of limitation, since various changes therein may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the present invention.

In accomplishing the above objects, it is found most desirable to form a novel sanitary pantie garment with a rubber or plastic lined crotch piece or in which the crotch piece is otherwise lined, sur-faced or treated to make it moistureproof. A

The waist -attachment and the napkin attachment are essentially independent with the waist attachment consisting of yan elastic waist band portion while the napkin attachment may consist of an intermediate elastic band having buckle suspensions attached thereto and suspended therefrom.

'Ihe pad securing means and the moistureproof pocket desirably are all localized in the lower portion of the garment and the entire garment is light, comfortable and readily adjusts itself to util-ization either with or without an absorbent pad or protective napkin.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as hereinafter will be more specifically described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications can be resorted to which fall within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

In the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the several views:

Fig. l is a front view of the garment suspended from the waistline as it would normally appear upon a wearer.

Fig. 2 is an inside front elevational view of the garment with the garment turned inside out.

Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view upon the line 3-,3 of Fig. l upon an enlarged scale, as compared to Fig. l.

Referring to Figs. l to 3, the garment may be formed of a knit fabric desirably a nylon knit fabric and the waist and upper portion of the garment is yformed of a front panel and a rear panel indicated at and 1'1, respectively, which are seen together along vertical lines at the sides of the garment at 12.

Patented Oct; 4, 1960 rear section 16 which lare searned together at the base of` the garment at 17. Y

The fabric of the crotch piece constitutes a continuation of the front and rear panels 10 and 11 although it may be made of separate panels.

Lining the crotch piece is the rubber sheet material 18 which extends from the front attachment at 19 to the rear attachment at 20 where it is stitched, as indicated |at 21 and 22 directly to the front and rear panels 10' and 11. Y

Between the connection 19 and the connection 20 the rubber lining 18 is devoid of attachment to the crotch piece 40 and it extends without attachment over the seam 17 at the base of the garment.

It will be noted that the line of attachment at 19 and 20 arches upwardly to peaks 23 and 24 at the front and back of the garment and then descends on each side to the leg opening at 25 on the front of the garment26 to the rear of the garment.

The garment has the elastic attachments 35 around the waistline at 36, around the leg openings 9 and at 37 around the medianV portion of the garment about one-half the distance from the waistline 35 to the base seam 17.

The positioning of the intermediate elastic connection or elastic band 37 is the important feature of the present invention and the attachment 37 is desirablyat the widest portion of the garment slightly above the leg openings 9 and Aslightly above the -upper attachments 19 and 20, of the ends of the rubber lining 18.

Desirably the elastic band. 37 is stitched around the garment at 38 with the band being positioned on the inside of the panels 10 and 11 and extending over the side seams 12 and with the edges of the band 39 and 46 being free and with the stitched attachment 38 consisting of a zig-zag stitch limited to the central portionof the elastic band.

The leg opening elasticl36 much narrower and about one-half the width of the `elastic band 37 and it is stitched` over its entire width around the .leg opening 9 of the The edges 42 are folded edges devoid of stitching and having a decreased tendency to chafe the waist of the wearer and they give better suspension effect to the entire garment and to the intermediate elastic 37.

A most important feature of the present invention is the suspension 55 consisting of a V-shaped elastic strip Y or braid 56 stitched at its ends 57 under the stitching 38 of the elastic band and carrying the napkin suspension t angaging element 58.

It will be noted that the suspension means 55 is -solely attached to the front and back of the garment bythe elastic attachment 37 and about midway the waistline 37 and the base seam 17.

This attachment is also at the widest part of the garment.

By this arrangement it has been found that there is a balanced support for the garment and for the sanitary napkin when used and that the napkin is more readily supported without being connected either to the waistline 35 or to the connections 19 and 20 of the rubber lining 18.

The elastic tapes around theleg openings 9 carry and correctly position the rubber lining 1'8 without the stitched connections 19 and 20 tending to rip or distort the rubber lining 18.

`front and back at the ment's-SSisA altogetherV independentof the poc-letfllllL or e the waistline 35i.

The garment mayl be -made of woven or knitted fabrics in part or whole, orfof nylon, rayon; acetate cotton or silk or mixtures thereof. K f

The garment-mayalso'be madeirrZ; 3cr-'4 sections and the front, back and crotch'piece may be made ci one piece or of severalpieces. The connecting seams may be at the-front, back orsides.k

Where a rubber or plastic crotch liningV isemployedjA it may be Vzig-zag stitched at'bothends,y andcaughty in on bothfsides at the same time as the leg elastic is attachee.;

Other forms of stitching may also be employed.

The width of the leg elastic 36 may be the same or wider or narrowerthanthe elastic band 37 and the width .i

of the stitch may vary: f

Different elastic constructions and different stitches may be used-throughout, as may elastic be applied flat inside or outside.

The applicant has thus provided a'novel pantie garment which scomfortable to wear, can be used either as a sanitary garment or as a normal pantie garment and particularly this garment will holdy aV sanitary napkin without discomfortrto the wearer.

While there has been herein described a preferred form of the invention, it should be understood that the saine may be altered yin details and in relative arrangement of parts within the scope of the appended claims.

Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of the invention, and in what manner the same is to be performed, what is claimed is:

1. A sanitary pantie garment having a waistline with a waist opening, intermediatesuspension, consisting of` an elastic band stitched to -the garment, leg openings and a sanitary pocket, said garment consisting'of front and back portions extending downwardly from the waistline and to the crotch" and leg` openings of the garment and reinforcing portions stitched around the waist opening,V

Vleg openings, and around said suspension and sanitary pad suspension meansr connected to said intermediate. suspension, said intermediate suspension extending around the garment parallelto the waistline and above the leg openings,

2. A sanitary' pantie garment havinga waistline with a waist opening, rintermediate suspension, leg openings and a sanitary pocket, said garment consisting of front and back portionsextending downwardly from the waist-V line and to theY crotch and'leg openingsY of the garment l suspension and beingpositioned above andk closely ad.-

jacent to the upper edges ofthe sanitary pocket..

3. A sanitary pantiev garment having a'waistline with a Waist opening, intermediate suspension, leg openings and a sanitary'pocketg said garment consisting of frontV and back portions extending downwardly from the waistline and to the crotch and leg openings ofthe garment and reinforcing portions stitched around the waist opening, leg openings, and around said suspension and sanitary pad suspension means connected to said intermediate suspension, said pocket being formed by stitching an interior facing'of a Water proofed sheet material around the leg openings and to the fornt and back of the garment along an arcuate line slightly below the intermediate suspension.

4. A sanitary pantie garment havingawaistline with a i" Waist opening, intermediate suspension, consisting of an elastic band stitched to.' the garment, leg openings and a sanitary pocket, said garment consisting of front and back portions extending downwardly from'the waistline and to the crotch and leg openings of the garment and reinforcing portions vstitched` around the yWaist opening, leg openings, and around said suspension and sanitary pad suspension means connected to said intermediate suspension, said suspension means consisting of V-shaped elastic membersstitched in position at their upper ends at said intermediate ksuspension and, hanging downwardly so as to provide a connection inside. of the sanitary pocket, saidintermediate suspension'extending around the garment parallel `to the waistline and above the leg openings.

5. A ysanitary panty garment having a waist opening e' and leg openings andformedV of -front and back panels and a connecting Alower rcrotch portion, said panels being connected by Vertical side seams and'said crotch'portion being connected to said panels at the lower ends thereof along seamsextending laterally between the leg openings and `an intermediate sus-pension, :consisting of an elastic'band sti-tched'to the garment extending around the garment parallel to and below the Waist opening Iand above the leg openings.

h 6. The garment of `claim 5, `said intermediate suspension consisting of an elastic tapestitched in'position around the garment, and a napkin suspension consisting of a V-shape elastic strip, the upper ends of which are Stltched to said elastic and said ywaist opening and said leg openings being provided with elastic tapes.

7; A sanitary panty `garment having a waist opening and leg openings and formed of front and back panels and a connecting lower crotch por-tion, said panels being connected by vertical `side seams and said crotch portion being connected .to said panels at the lower ends thereof A along seams extending laterallybetween kthe leg openings and an intermediate suspension extending around the garment parallel to `and below the waist opening andY above `the leg openings, said Vintermediate suspension con- :sisting'of lan elastic band extendingA around the entire garment about midway between the Waist land leg openings and being `stitched tov` an intermediate portion olf 'the front and back panels. and carrying downwardly depending elastic strips for supporting a sanitary napkin within the crotch portion.

References Cited in the file of this patentl UNiTED STATES PATENTS 1,971,558y Goodman Aug28, 1934 2,506,826 Ford May 9,1950 2,678,648 De Westin May 18, 1954 FOREIGNPATENTS 611,468 France' July 5, 11926

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U.S. Classification604/396, D02/712, 604/360
International ClassificationA41B13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/72, A61F13/74
European ClassificationA61F13/74, A61F13/72