|Número de publicación||US3618608 A|
|Tipo de publicación||Concesión|
|Fecha de publicación||9 Nov 1971|
|Fecha de presentación||16 Feb 1970|
|Fecha de prioridad||16 Feb 1970|
|Número de publicación||US 3618608 A, US 3618608A, US-A-3618608, US3618608 A, US3618608A|
|Inventores||Mary E Brink|
|Cesionario original||Mary E Brink|
|Exportar cita||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Citas de patentes (7), Citada por (95), Clasificaciones (9)|
|Enlaces externos: USPTO, Cesión de USPTO, Espacenet|
United States Patent  Inventor Mary E. Brink 4607 W. Marten Ave., Glendale, Ariz. 85301  Appl. No. 11,415  Filed Feb. 16, 1970  Patentedv Nov. 9, 1971  DIAPER WITH FASTENER 4 Claims, 3 Drawing Figs.  US. Cl 128/287  Int. Cl A611 13/16  Field of Search 128/287, 284, DIG. 15 [5 6] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,493,113 1/1950 Dance 128/287 2,717,437 9/1955 Demestral 128/289 UX 3,081,772 3/1963 Brooks 128/287 3,110,312 11/1963 Wirth 128/287 3,141,461 7/1964 Farris 128/284 3,150,664 9/1964 Noel 128/287 3,359,980 12/1967 Rosenblatt 128/284 Primary ExaminerCharles F. Rosenbaum Attorneys-Clarence A. OBrien and Harvey B. Jacobson ABSTRACT: A multilayer diaper having a belt connected thereto which secures the main section of the diaper around an infant's bottom by means of mating Velcro" plush pile fasteners that are sewn to the belt and main section of the diaper.
PATENTED NOV 9 I97! Mary E. Brink DIAPER WITH FASTENER The present invention relates to diaper constructions.
During the present time, most diapers in use must be fastened by means of safety pins. These pins are difficult to insert, particularly with a moving infant, and at times the inserted pins open and cause a dangerous condition. It is generally desirable to place rubber pants over a diaper so that changing an infant's diapers several times a day with cloth diapers and covering pants becomes a time-consuming and inconvenient process.
The present invention is related to a diaper having a single construction multilayer main section with overlapping soft flannel pieces, the construction enclosing a water-impervious material such as a plastic sheet. Use of a moisture barrier obviates the necessity of utilizing separate rubber pants.
The present invention utilizes Velcro" plush pile fasteners for presenting a smooth unobstructing appearance that in no way irritates the infant. Use of the Velcro fasteners enables a mother to change an infant rapidly and in a convenient manner. An integrally sewn fabric belt is attached to the main section of the diaper and the Velcro" fasteners are attached to both the belt and the main section so that the belt can secure the main section around the infant. An additional benefit derived from utilization of an embracing belt resides in the fact that the belt exerts slight abdominal pressure on the infant thereby inhibiting abdominal hernia.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals after to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating the present diaper construction as finally folded.
FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken along a plane passing through section line 2-2 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a plan view illustrating the diaper construction in an open or unfolded condition.
Referring to the figures, the present diaper construction includes a main section composed of two overlapping soft cloth layers, preferably flannel, as indicated by 12 and 14 in FIG. 2. An interrnediately inserted plastic or other waterproof sheet 16 provides a moisture barrier. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the layers are sewn together by a marginal seam 20.
Considering the main section 10, a generally torso-shaped section includes front and rear portions 24 and 22, respectively. The middle of the main section 10 is inwardly contoured as indicated by 26 and after folding the diaper along a foldline connecting the contours, the diaper material snugly engages the infant's bottom. When in the folded position as seen in FIG. 1, the straight outer edges 28 and 30 of the main section are positioned in overlapping relation. Rectangular cloth strips 32 and 34, preferably made of flannel, extend laterally outwardly from the rear portion 22 of the diaper main section 10 at points adjacent edge 28. The belt strips 32 and 34 are each composed of two cloth layers sewn together by marginal seams 36.
A first plush pile strip 38, such as manufactured by the Velcro Corporation and marketed as "Velcro, is sewn to the underside of the front diaper portion 24 as indicated in FIG. 3. A second fastener strip 40' is sewn to the outer end of belt band 32, the Velcro" strips 40 and 38 being adapted for mutual securement. A third Velcro strip 42 is sewn to the underside of the belt band 32 at the inward end thereof and after being folded, the strip 42 faces outwardly to be engaged by a fourth Velcro" strip 44 sewn on the upwardly facing side of the left belt band 34, as illustrated in FIG. 3. When the aforementioned strips have been properly fastened, the diaper takes on the finished appearance shown in FIG. 1. As will be noted from FIG. 2, the Velcro" fasteners do not touch the infant's skin.
The belt bands 32 and 34 are designed to snugly engage an infant's abdominal area and apply mild forces which inhibit abdominal hernia.
The construction of the present diaper 18 preferably washable and long lasting. If desired, additional padding may be added. Therefore, by utilizing the present invention, a convenient and sanitary diaper construction is offered to mothers.
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:
I. A diaper construction comprising a main section which is generally rectangular in the unfolded condition and which may be folded into front and rear portions for covering an infants bottom, infant-embracing belt means extending transversely from said rear portion including a first belt portion extending from one comer of said rear portion and a second belt portion extending from the other comer of said rear portion in alignment with said first belt portion, first and second plushpile-fastening means on the inner end surfaces of each of said first and second belt portions respectively, third plush-pilefastening means on the outer surface of said second belt portion near said other corner of the rear portion and remote from the end of said second belt portion, a fourth plush-pilefastening means on the outer surface of a corner of said front portion which is diagonally opposite said other corner when in said folded condition, said second belt portion extending around said front portion and overlapping said fourth plushpile-fastening means whereby said second plush-pile-fastening means engages said fourth plush-pile-fastening means, and said first belt portion extending around said front portion and overlapping a substantial part of second second belt portion and completely overlapping said third plush pile fastening means whereby said first plush-pile-fastening means engages said second plush-pile-fastening means, all of said plush-pilefastening means being covered by said first and second belt portions together, thereby providing smooth outer surfaces, at relatively firm belt being formed which exerts mild restraining forces on an infant's abdominal area for inhibiting abdominal hernia.
2. The structure of claim 8 wherein said first, second, third and fourth plush-pile-fastening means include circumferentially elongated plush pile areas to enable adjustment of the circumferential extent of the diaper.
3. The structure as set forth in claim 1, wherein said main section is contoured inwardly at a folding line to effect snug contact between the diaper and an embraced infant.
4. The structure set forth in claim 1 wherein said main portion includes inner and outer cloth layers and a moisture barrier enclosed therebetween.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. 3,618,608 Dated Novemjirj, 197].
Inventor(s) Mary E. Brink It is certified that error appears in the above-identified patent and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shown below:
In the heading, change inventor's address to 4607 W. Morten Ave.
Claim 1, line 21, change "second" (first occurrence) to --said--.
Claim 2, line 1, change "8" to --l--.
Signed and sealed this 18th day of April 1972.
EDWARD I LFLETCHER, JR. ROBERT GOTTSCHALK Attesting Officer Commissioner of Patents
|Patente citada||Fecha de presentación||Fecha de publicación||Solicitante||Título|
|US2493113 *||11 Feb 1949||3 Ene 1950||Gelimann Dance Barbara||Diaper construction|
|US2717437 *||15 Oct 1952||13 Sep 1955||Velcro Sa Soulie||Velvet type fabric and method of producing same|
|US3081772 *||6 Abr 1960||19 Mar 1963||Mity Didy Corp||Diaper|
|US3110312 *||9 Feb 1962||12 Nov 1963||Jane B Wirth||Combined diaper type garment and seat pad|
|US3141461 *||23 Jun 1961||21 Jul 1964||George D Farris||Infant's breech cloth|
|US3150664 *||13 Mar 1963||29 Sep 1964||Donald E Noel||Adjustable diaper|
|US3359980 *||19 Ene 1965||26 Dic 1967||Henry Rosenblatt||Diapers having integral fasteners|
|Patente citante||Fecha de presentación||Fecha de publicación||Solicitante||Título|
|US4051854 *||20 Ene 1976||4 Oct 1977||Anciens Etablissements Rene Aaron||Diaper panties for babies|
|US4402690 *||21 Oct 1980||6 Sep 1983||Robin Redfern||High absorbency, contoured, reusable diaper|
|US4475912 *||26 Oct 1981||9 Oct 1984||Coates Fredrica V||Adjustable diapers with fastening means|
|US4581772 *||28 Mar 1984||15 Abr 1986||Smith Alice G||Training panty|
|US4681581 *||5 Dic 1983||21 Jul 1987||Coates Fredrica V||Adjustable size diaper and folding method therefor|
|US4728326 *||2 Ene 1986||1 Mar 1988||Gilles Jennifer A||Adjustable diaper|
|US4761318 *||29 Ago 1986||2 Ago 1988||Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company||Loop fastener portion with thermoplastic resin attaching and anchoring layer|
|US4846815 *||18 Dic 1987||11 Jul 1989||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable diaper having an improved fastening device|
|US4869724 *||17 Dic 1987||26 Sep 1989||The Procter & Gamble Company||Mechanical fastening systems with adhesive tape disposal means for disposable absorbent articles|
|US4909802 *||16 Abr 1987||20 Mar 1990||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent garment having a waist belt attachment system|
|US4961737 *||28 Oct 1988||9 Oct 1990||University Of British Columbia||Therapeutic diaper|
|US4963140 *||17 Dic 1987||16 Oct 1990||The Procter & Gamble Company||Mechanical fastening systems with disposal means for disposable absorbent articles|
|US4964860 *||18 Jul 1990||23 Oct 1990||The Procter & Gamble Company||Detachable two piece absorbent garment|
|US5019065 *||12 Feb 1990||28 May 1991||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article with combination mechanical and adhesive tape fastener system|
|US5019073 *||20 Dic 1988||28 May 1991||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system|
|US5106385 *||23 Ago 1990||21 Abr 1992||Aware Diaper, Inc.||Adjustable diaper and method of folding same|
|US5176670 *||11 Feb 1991||5 Ene 1993||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system|
|US5295986 *||15 Abr 1992||22 Mar 1994||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Newborn's growth adjustable absorbent diaper having variable overlapping and non-overlapping ears|
|US5304162 *||30 Dic 1992||19 Abr 1994||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Garment and pleated, adjustable strap member therefor|
|US5366453 *||20 Ago 1993||22 Nov 1994||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Newborn's growth adjustable absorbent diaper having variable overlapping and non-overlapping ears|
|US5374262 *||30 Dic 1992||20 Dic 1994||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Adjustable garment attachment system|
|US5383872 *||6 Ago 1993||24 Ene 1995||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Disposable diaper with improved mechanical fastening system|
|US5386595 *||15 Jul 1994||7 Feb 1995||Kimberly-Clark||Garment attachment system|
|US5403302 *||30 Sep 1992||4 Abr 1995||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Fastening system for disposable diaper with disposability feature|
|US5423789 *||31 Mar 1993||13 Jun 1995||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Garment with selectable fasteners|
|US5445628 *||10 Ago 1994||29 Ago 1995||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable assembly for detachable two piece absorbent garment|
|US5489282 *||15 Dic 1993||6 Feb 1996||Kimberly-Clark Corporation||Newborn's growth adjustable absorbent diaper having variable overlapping and non-overlapping ears|
|US5549593 *||2 Sep 1992||27 Ago 1996||Molnlycke Ab||Device for the support of an absorbent article|
|US5669901 *||18 Abr 1996||23 Sep 1997||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article having an improved mechanical fastening system|
|US5685873 *||30 Mar 1994||11 Nov 1997||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Disposable diaper having differentially stretchable ears with childproof fastening|
|US5695488 *||1 Dic 1995||9 Dic 1997||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article with bridge flap|
|US5704933 *||18 Abr 1996||6 Ene 1998||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Elastic strap fastening system with button fasteners|
|US5722968 *||29 Ene 1997||3 Mar 1998||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article fastening system|
|US5899896 *||2 Nov 1993||4 May 1999||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article with fastening system to prevent drooping|
|US5984911 *||26 Abr 1994||16 Nov 1999||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Absorbent article having an improved fastening system|
|US5989236 *||13 Mar 1998||23 Nov 1999||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent article with adjustable waist feature|
|US6241716 *||4 Mar 1997||5 Jun 2001||Sca Hygiene Products Aktiebolag||Waist belt for absorbent articles|
|US6296629||2 Jun 1999||2 Oct 2001||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide||Absorbent article having an improved fastening system|
|US6318612||31 Ene 2000||20 Nov 2001||Macneil David F.||Device for securing items to a vehicle|
|US6432099 *||13 Dic 2000||13 Ago 2002||Sca Hygiene Products Aktiebolag||Waist belt for absorbent articles|
|US6478787||7 Feb 2000||12 Nov 2002||Sca Hygiene Products Ab||Device for the support of an absorbent article|
|US6582543 *||20 Ene 1999||24 Jun 2003||Sca Hygiene Products Ab||Method and apparatus for manufacturing belted garments|
|US6736804||21 Dic 1993||18 May 2004||The Procter & Gamble Company||Mechanical fastening systems with disposal means for disposable absorbent articles|
|US6994698||28 Dic 1994||7 Feb 2006||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Flexible mechanical fastening tab|
|US7008410 *||13 Sep 2001||7 Mar 2006||Sca Hygiene Products Ab||Absorbent article|
|US7198621||19 Dic 2002||3 Abr 2007||Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.||Attachment assembly for absorbent article|
|US7318820||12 Mar 2004||15 Ene 2008||The Procter & Gamble Company||Simple disposable absorbent article having breathable side barriers|
|US7320684||21 Sep 2005||22 Ene 2008||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having deployable belt strips|
|US7377914||30 Jun 2005||27 May 2008||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having backsheet strips|
|US7618404||23 Jun 2005||17 Nov 2009||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having doubled side flaps and backsheet strips|
|US7695463||22 Jun 2005||13 Abr 2010||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having dual layer barrier cuff strips|
|US7736351||2 Feb 2004||15 Jun 2010||The Procter & Gamble Company||Simple disposable absorbent article|
|US7737324||23 Nov 2005||15 Jun 2010||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having deployable chassis ears|
|US7763004||18 May 2005||27 Jul 2010||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having layered containment pockets|
|US7857801||23 Mar 2007||28 Dic 2010||The Procter & Gamble Company||Diaper having deployable chassis ears and stretch waistband|
|US7931636||4 Ago 2005||26 Abr 2011||The Procter & Gamble Company||Simple disposable absorbent article|
|US8016972||8 May 2008||13 Sep 2011||Curt G. Joa, Inc.||Methods and apparatus for application of nested zero waste ear to traveling web|
|US8172977||5 Abr 2010||8 May 2012||Curt G. Joa, Inc.||Methods and apparatus for application of nested zero waste ear to traveling web|
|US8187239||31 May 2005||29 May 2012||The Procter & Gamble Company||Side notched folded diaper|
|US8257335||31 Ene 2007||4 Sep 2012||The Procter & Gamble Company||Diaper having hip stretch panels|
|US8419698 *||10 Sep 2008||16 Abr 2013||Patricia A. Perry||Eco-friendly urine guard for shielding and/or receiving discharging urine from an infant|
|US8585672||28 Feb 2007||19 Nov 2013||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having deployable belt ears|
|US8684988||29 Jun 2004||1 Abr 2014||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having barrier cuff strips|
|US8684990||12 Sep 2005||1 Abr 2014||The Procter & Gamble Company||Simple disposable pant-like garment having breathable side barriers|
|US8734417||19 Abr 2011||27 May 2014||The Procter & Gamble Company||Simple disposable absorbent article|
|US8979815||10 Dic 2012||17 Mar 2015||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent articles with channels|
|US9060904||18 Jun 2008||23 Jun 2015||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article with sealed absorbent core with substantially continuously distributed absorbent particulate polymer material|
|US9066838||8 Jun 2012||30 Jun 2015||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable diaper having reduced absorbent core to backsheet gluing|
|US9072634||18 Jun 2008||7 Jul 2015||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article with substantially continuously distributed absorbent particulate polymer material and method|
|US9173784||15 Sep 2014||3 Nov 2015||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable diaper having reduced absorbent core to backsheet gluing|
|US9216116||10 Dic 2012||22 Dic 2015||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent articles with channels|
|US9216118||10 Dic 2012||22 Dic 2015||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent articles with channels and/or pockets|
|US9241845||14 Jul 2014||26 Ene 2016||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article with sealed absorbent core with substantially continuously distributed absorbent particulate polymer material|
|US9326896||29 Abr 2009||3 May 2016||The Procter & Gamble Company||Process for making an absorbent core with strain resistant core cover|
|US9333120||6 Ene 2015||10 May 2016||The Procter & Gamble Company||Disposable absorbent article having breathable side flaps|
|US9340363||12 Nov 2013||17 May 2016||The Procter & Gamble Company||Apparatus and method for transferring particulate material|
|US9375358||13 Nov 2014||28 Jun 2016||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent article with high absorbent material content|
|US9468566||8 Jun 2012||18 Oct 2016||The Procter & Gamble Company||Absorbent structure for absorbent articles|
|US9492328||2 Oct 2013||15 Nov 2016||The Procter & Gamble Company||Method and apparatus for making absorbent structures with absorbent material|
|US20020042602 *||13 Sep 2001||11 Abr 2002||Katharina Karlsson||Absorbent article|
|US20020058924 *||13 Sep 2001||16 May 2002||Maria Gustin||Absorbent article|
|US20030018316 *||17 Jul 2002||23 Ene 2003||Sca Hygiene Products Ab||Absorbent article|
|US20030100878 *||28 Dic 1994||29 May 2003||A. Todd Leak||Flexible mechanical fastening tab|
|US20030220626 *||7 May 2003||27 Nov 2003||Hamzeh Karami||Loopless absorbent article|
|US20040122406 *||19 Dic 2002||24 Jun 2004||Moser Julie A||Attachment assembly for absorbent article|
|US20060167433 *||13 May 2004||27 Jul 2006||D Alcini Franco||Incontinence pads|
|US20060256718 *||16 May 2005||16 Nov 2006||Hall David R||Apparatus for Regulating Bandwidth|
|US20090018515 *||10 Sep 2008||15 Ene 2009||Perry Patricia A||Eco-Friendly Urine Guard For Shielding and/or Receiving Discharging Urine From an Infant|
|US20100258240 *||5 Abr 2010||14 Oct 2010||Curt G. Joa, Inc.||Methods and apparatus for application of nested zero waste ear to traveling web|
|US20110088233 *||12 Oct 2010||21 Abr 2011||Curt G. Joa, Inc.||Methods and apparatus for application of nested zero waste ear to traveling web|
|USH1440 *||7 Abr 1993||2 May 1995||New Nancy A||Fitted belt for absorbent garment|
|USH1674 *||3 Feb 1995||5 Ago 1997||Ames; Kathleen Quinlan||Convertible belted diaper|
|EP0985398A2 *||2 Sep 1999||15 Mar 2000||First Quality Products, Inc.||Disposable diaper having triple member closure|
|WO2002022064A1 *||12 Sep 2001||21 Mar 2002||Sca Hygiene Products Ab||Absorbent article with adjustably attachment of fastening means|
|WO2003007863A1 *||17 Jul 2002||30 Ene 2003||Sca Hygiene Products Ab||Absorbent article|
|Clasificación de EE.UU.||604/391, 428/100, 604/372|
|Clasificación internacional||A61F13/62, A61F13/15|
|Clasificación cooperativa||A61F13/49004, A61F13/62|
|Clasificación europea||A61F13/49B1, A61F13/62|