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Publication numberUS867091 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1907
Filing dateNov 30, 1906
Priority dateNov 30, 1906
Publication numberUS 867091 A, US 867091A, US-A-867091, US867091 A, US867091A
InventorsJohn F Altermatt
Original AssigneeJohn F Altermatt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Catamenial appliance.
US 867091 A
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Sprecication of Letters Patent Patented Sept. 24,1907.

Mmmm mes inventarse, nos. anni No. 545,754.

To all Ywhom 'd "my coneau. Y Y I ilu it known that l, JOHN F, .PQITEHMM'R a citizen o tho United States, residing at Missoulmrin the county of 'lissnuln. and Stute of Montone., haw invented new and usm-lul Improvements in Cetnrneninl Appliances, of

which the iliowing is s. specification.

This invention relatori to ctiimenial appliances, the object of tlninvention heilig to provide e simple and vliet-tive device oi this character which is coxnfortahlh to the wearer und by which staining of the clothing is nreventcd.

-The device includes other objects and advantages yulrich with the foregoing will he hereinafter fully set forth, l

In the drawings accompanying and forming s; part of this specification l show in detail one ormrof embodiment of the invention which to enable those skilled in the art to practice seidy invenlion will be particularly described hereinafter, while the novelty of my inven` tion will he included in the claims hereinafter madeA Referring to the drawings, Figure l. is a. perspective View oi an appliance including my invention. Fig. 2

is a top plan ViewV ofthc absorbent carrier. 3 is n cross sectional View of the said carrier, the section being ken throu h thelorwnrd end thereof. Fir'. 4 is a View g e corresponding to Fig. 2 of a slightly modified form of carrier,

Like characters refer to like parts throughout the sov-l `eroi figures of tliedrawings. v

A ceremonial appliance involving my invention ini ciudes in its make-up an absorbent-carrier as 2 which muy he suspended for use in any desirable way, for instance, by means of. the y belt or girdle 3 adapted to lit around the Waist or'othor suitable part of the body. This belt muy be dtochnhly supported in place in any desirable Way, iur example, by means o ji. button onV one of the ends thereof engaging in o buttonhole in the other end. lThe absorbentcorrier may he connected with the belt in any desirable way. l find a cordes 4 satisfactory for this purpose, ther cord when employed being so related with the belt as to producen pendent front loop as?) and a pendent rear loop es A "The cord is preferably so associated with the belt that the-former can have a sliding movement with respect to the belt.

This may be .accoinplshed by freely possng the sides.

of the cord through openings in the'V holtandior strength those openings may he eyeleted. 'lhere are two rear openings, two opposite pairs o f side openings and two [ront openings a-ll denoted hy 'land the cord can be so passed .through said openings ss to he practically wholly upon the exterior of the belt und thereby not chale the user.

The :einer 2 is adopted to support a suitable absorbent. This absorbent may be of mutable characA ter; for example, it muy consist of a mass oi cotton laid 5 in the carrier. The carrier 2 is advantageously rhode in theiiorm of van mperiorate receptacle so that it can receive the mess oi cotton and menstrualiud passing oligo the cotton without poelhility o the fluid scatter- The carrier is preershlfclosed at its forward ond '6 and widened at' its rear end, such construction preventing the escape o fluid from the opposite ends o the cdrrier o'r receptacle. The latter moi trough or channel construction and its lsndierge reerwerd from the iront closed end thereof, and ht therefor there 6:

is n, triangular extension or tab as 8, the purpose o which will hereindter appear.

- Along the front portion of the upper edgeuo the cor-Y rier or receptacle is a stifening medium which may consist of wire as 9, which is covered preferably by, the 7l material of which the careror receptacle is composed and this material is ordinarily of non-aheorhent nature, rubber sheeting or oil cloth being suitable ior the purpose. The wire 9 does not extend the complete length o the carrier rom front to rear, .but is preferably located et the iront to preserve the shape of the forward end of the carrier and permit s certain amonth play of the intermediate and rear portionsthere.

From the forward closed end of the carrier or receptacle I have shown a t'ob as 10 extending,` soid tab being 80 equipped with a hook as ll to detachably-engoge the eight of ui@ loop 5.

The triangular tab to which VI have referred is shown as furnished Awith a hook'as 12 adopted to detaohably engage an eye as 13 oil the lower end of a'tsb as 14 inter- 85 looped preferably `permoinentlyf the night of the rear loop 6. This tab 14 in preferably elstc soos to permit inuse a certain arnou'ntio endwise motion oi the carrier or receptacle 2.

To hold the shape of the carrier E'fat ther-ear I prefer V9i) to use a stiflening device as 15 of loopforin which may talge the shape shown in Fig. 2 or that represented in Figx 4 and which may consist of a, piece of wire bent to produce the desired loop. This stiffening device 15 is preferably covered by the materiel oi which the csr- 975 rier is composed.

I have shown as extending outward from the upper edges of the trough shaped carrier 2 pliable or exihle flaps as 16 which may he made from the same material as thntfrom which the carrier itself mnade and these V parte may if desired he integral. In fact I preer to make the receptacle and flaps from one continuous piece of material. The flaps conform closely to the body of the wearer and prevent chafing. The receptacleis of heavier material than the flaps and is rela# tively non-elastic. Y

In operation the belt is applied to the wearer,- the hook ll is connected with the loop and the hook 12 is Connected with the eye 13. T0 rr-muve the absorbent from the warrior the ulluwing fperaiun is usual. The front hk 1l is disengaged from the loop 5 and the rear loop 6 is drawn downward or elongated without` disconnecting the hook l2 from the eye 13, this n-sult I l `being easily accomplished hy virtue of the sliding relation bet'ween the cord 4 and the hell 3. When the rear loop (i is elongated to the requisite vxtL-nl the rial rier mn he drawn forward anrl the albumin-ni removed and a. fresh supply put in its piave, lifter which thv shortened front'lloop 5 van liv brought tu its original g Conrlilunby a draw duwnward upon the same. and i when this original comlitiun is reached, the hunk l1 van he engaged with Raid loup. It is, thvrefnre, unl nvm'ssary to disconnezt the endless corri 4 imm the bult 3 or to disonnect the carrier 2 from the cord when it i vbvromeu neessar tu supply a rloan absorbent. A i

I have em lo ed the term alysnrimnt-cnmer" here 1 rior capable of carrying an absorbent. I du not mean l necesarily that the Carrier is of absorbent material fur it is preferably of non-absorbent material. i

Wh I claim is:

1. A cntanwninl appliance having a belt. nn endless wv Il slidinzriy connected with the heit nud having pendent iw al the front and rear ot said belt. and an absorbent-mm 1 cunnected with said innps.

2. A mmmenial appliance having n belt. an endless 1n-.1, ihe wir having openings lo receive the cord, mild wird siidablil related tu the heit und having loups at the fl-nhl und rear thu-epi'. und nn absorbent-curtaiconnerted lifinr-linbly with Haid imps.

if. A mamme-nini nppllane having an absorbnt-unrf-lwr minslxrlng of u receptnele closed at it. forward end, wml vurrier or receptacle having) "mening wire uinng Us upper migo. outwardly extending apa an said upper ed l` und a sim'enim: member yextending tramqverneiy arr-uns tir l-nrrier a( tile rear thereof. A

4, A miamenlal nppliance having nh nmoriwni-rfnrrif-v mmsistlng of a receptacle provided with a closed fnrwar'l 40 end. and a nriieniug wire lung the upper edge of the ral' rivr at the front portion thereof, the intermediair and rvur portinnx of the rari-ier being free nl' said wire.

ln reuiimnny whereof l have hereunto set my hund !n plesence nl' two subscribing witnesses.

JUHN F. ALTHRMA'H Witnesses Cum. J. LANnn, Giri' Tucuman.

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Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/64