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US2431571A
US2431571A US61131045A US2431571A US 2431571 A US2431571 A US 2431571A US 61131045 A US61131045 A US 61131045A US 2431571 A US2431571 A US 2431571A
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I. LEHR MAN S BRIEF Nov. 25, 1947.

Filed Aug. 18, 1945 INVENTOR I RvtNG Laure Y. m 9 R O T T A m 3 Patented Nov. 25, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE MANS BRIEF Irving Lehr, New York, N. Y. Application August 18, 1945, Scrial No. 6l1,- 31l) 2 Claims. (01.

This invention relates to a novel undergarment for use as an airy and flexible piece of clothing.

The new garment is attractive in appearance, easy to make and easy to handle and particularly easy'to launder. It may be used for a variety of purposes and will then serve its wearer to best satisfaction.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure- Fig. 1 is a frontal perspective view of the garment in its closed state.

Fig. '2 is a frontal perspective view showing the product of the invention in its opened condition.

Fig. 3 is a frontal perspective view showing the product of the invention being worn.

Fig. '4 is a rear perspective view showing the product of the invention being worn.

Fig.5 is a side View of the product of the invention in use.

Fig. 6 is a view of the invention in its unfolded state.

Fig. 7 is a View of an improvement of the product of the invention similar to Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a view of still another improvement of the invention similar to thetwo previous figures.

Fig. 9 shows still another improvement of the invention similar to the three previous figures.

Fig-l is a view of the product shown'in Fig. 9 while being worn.

In the phase of-the'invention shown in Figs. 16, the numeral l8 indicates a cloth undergarment having two symmetrical side wing portions 1 l, the ends of which can be secured together by means of cooperating fasteners I2 which may be snap fasteners. In the unfolded condition of the garment the top of the center and the two side wing portions 1 l forms preferably a straight or substantially straight line and the wing portions II have lower borders of the helical shape approaching each other at their lower extremities to form a narrow central channel it ending in a slightly widened bottom extension ill approximating the normally vertical length of the entire top portion but having a width considerably less than the expanded top portion including the wing portions H. Near the two far corners of the bottom portion l4 two snap fasteners or the like l are symmetrically located which are adapted to cooperate with snap fastening means i6 located near the edges of the wing portions l l.

The border portions of the garment may be hemmed in along the entire borderline of the garment using a hem I! so as to reinforce them.

In actual wear best demonstrated in Figs. 3-5 and also understandable from Figs. 1-2, the garment ii) is first opened all the way as shown in Fig. 6. The top portion is then placed around the waist so as to have the edges of the wing portions ll meet centrally in front and these edges of the wing portion are then joined by means of fastening means 12. The extended part M of narrow central channel i3 is now passed under and in front of the crotch and raised so asto secure fastening means it to cooperating fastening means is. It is however understood that the garment will fit securely even while fastening means H: are not locked to fastening means Hi.

In accordance with another phase of the invention best illustrated in Figs. 7-10, an elastic strip; is hemmed in and attached between fastening means 16 which may be replaced individually by two or more fastening means it lli 3, etc., allhaving small portions of the elastic strip l8 between them. In accordance with this phase of the invention the garment has an adjustable waist permitting selective fastening of fastening.,means 15 to an of the cooperating fastening means it Ni or IE whichever is desired. This phase of the invention allows for growth the children and extension or shrinkage of thewaist in adults. In Fig. 8, an additional elastic striplil' isshown to be provided at the free edge of the extended portion It.

"In accordance with an improved version of the invention illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10, the central crotch portion I3 is reinforced by a reinforcing layer l9 which may be perspiration absorbent.

This invention accordingly proposes an undergarment for the lower part of the human anatomy which is extremely simple in design and accordingly easy to make and which is also easily adjustable and easy to manipulate.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I 3 claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

l. A one-piece undergarment for the lower part of the human torso comprising an uppermost portion having a substantially straight and horizontal top edge which marks the maximum width of the garment, said uppermost portion having side edges which incline downwardly and inwardly toward each other to a point substantially half way along the height of said piece, said edges down to said half way point being reversely curved in symmetry with each other, each such reverse curvature defining an upper convexity and in smooth continuation of the latter a lower concavity, said half way point approximately locating the central area of a portion of the garment which when the latter is donned covers the crotch and crotch-adjacent portions of the body of the wearer, said top edge of the garment being of a length such that with its center point at the middle of the back of the wearer the opposite ends of the marginal portions of the garment alongside said top edge may be brought to a desired overlap at the front of the waist of the wearer, the garment below said half way point having its side edges downwardly continued in symmetry with each other to prolong said concavities to widen the garment to approximately one third the maximum width thereof, the portion of the garment defined by such prolongations providing the front portion of a crotch housing, the garment below the portion last mentioned being continued downwardly as a vertically elongate substantially rectangular sheet having a bottom substantially horizontal edge which is substantially as long as the width of said sheet at its upper limit, and means for securing the garment in place when donned and including fastening means carried on the garment partially near one end of its said top edge and partially near the other end of its said top edge and further fastening'means partially carried near said top edge of the garment and partially carried by said sheet near its said bottom edge.

2. A one-piece undergarment for the lower part of the human torso comprising an uppermost portion having a substantially straight and horizontal top edge which marks the maximum width of the garment, said uppermost portion having side edges which incline downwardly and inwardly toward each other to a point substantially half way along the height of said piece, said edges down to said half way point being reversely curved in symmetry with each other, each such reverse curvature defining an upper convexity and in smooth continuation of the latter a lower concavity, said half way point approximately locating the central area of a portion of the garment which when the latter is donned covers the crotch and crotch-adjacent portions of the body of the wearer, said top edge of the garment being of a length such that with its center point at the middle of the back of the wearer the opposite ends of the marginal portions of the garment alongside said top edge may be brought to a desired overlap at the front of the waist of the wearer, the garment below said half way point having its 'side edges downwardly continued in symmetry with each other to prolong said concavities to widen the garment to approximately one third the maximum width thereof, the portion of the garment defined by such prolongations providing the front portion of a crotch housing, the garment below the portion last mentioned being continued downwardly as a vertically elongate substantially rectangular sheet having a bottom substantially horizontal edge which is substantially as long as the width of said sheet at its upper limit, means for securing the garment in place when donned and including fastening means carried on the garment partially near one end of its said top edge and partially near the other end of its said top edge and further fastening means partially carried near said top edge of the garment and partially carried by said sheet near its said bottom edge, the fastening means first-mentioned including a plurality of alternatively employable fasteners, said plurality of fasteners incorporating a fastener element and a plurality of other fastener elements any one of which is complementary relative to the first-mentioned fastener element to make a fastening, there being an elongate elastic member secured to and running along the top edge of the garment, a plurality of said fastener elements being carried by said elastic member and spaced lengthwisely along the latter.

IRVING LEHR.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,335,658 Fishbein Nov, 30, 1943 Re. 21,092 Lankenau May 16, 1934 1,740,973 Dietz Dec. 24, 1929 2,054,310 Warinner Sept. 15, 1936 2,060,689 Read Nov. 10, 1936 2,088,800 Malouf Aug. 3, 1937

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US2621335A (en) * 1949-08-13 1952-12-16 Sheldon Florence Brown Adjustable fastening means for nether garments
US2739595A (en) * 1951-04-02 1956-03-27 Huggins Grace Coles Loin cloth
US3016057A (en) * 1959-10-20 1962-01-09 Halstead Marian Body molding garment for feminine wear
US3145394A (en) * 1961-12-22 1964-08-25 Gladys A Melton Invalid diaper
US3162196A (en) * 1962-05-23 1964-12-22 Murray Salk & Co Inc Garment for incontinent individuals
US3230548A (en) * 1963-07-23 1966-01-25 French Maxine Helen Nether garments
US3486501A (en) * 1967-09-15 1969-12-30 Cooper S Inc Abdominal scultetus
US4257418A (en) * 1979-01-22 1981-03-24 Mo Och Domsjo Aktiebolag Device for absorbing urine with incontinent persons
US5363511A (en) * 1993-09-16 1994-11-15 Brewer Christine G Panties and a method of fabricating the same
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US5704071A (en) * 1996-12-20 1998-01-06 Barclay; Charles M. Athletic trunks with overlapping leg panels
US6247184B1 (en) * 2000-09-22 2001-06-19 Derrick Watts Conformable pair of underwear
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US2570428A (en) * 1947-06-27 1951-10-09 Theodore A Clifford Garment
US2621335A (en) * 1949-08-13 1952-12-16 Sheldon Florence Brown Adjustable fastening means for nether garments
US2739595A (en) * 1951-04-02 1956-03-27 Huggins Grace Coles Loin cloth
US3016057A (en) * 1959-10-20 1962-01-09 Halstead Marian Body molding garment for feminine wear
US3145394A (en) * 1961-12-22 1964-08-25 Gladys A Melton Invalid diaper
US3162196A (en) * 1962-05-23 1964-12-22 Murray Salk & Co Inc Garment for incontinent individuals
US3230548A (en) * 1963-07-23 1966-01-25 French Maxine Helen Nether garments
US3486501A (en) * 1967-09-15 1969-12-30 Cooper S Inc Abdominal scultetus
US4257418A (en) * 1979-01-22 1981-03-24 Mo Och Domsjo Aktiebolag Device for absorbing urine with incontinent persons
US5363511A (en) * 1993-09-16 1994-11-15 Brewer Christine G Panties and a method of fabricating the same
US5417668A (en) * 1994-05-16 1995-05-23 Setzer; Kathy P. Removable protective cover for use with a body catheter
WO1996018315A1 (en) * 1994-12-12 1996-06-20 Portessa Pty. Ltd. Garment and fastening seam assembly
US5704071A (en) * 1996-12-20 1998-01-06 Barclay; Charles M. Athletic trunks with overlapping leg panels
US6247184B1 (en) * 2000-09-22 2001-06-19 Derrick Watts Conformable pair of underwear
WO2003034851A1 (en) * 2001-10-24 2003-05-01 Charles Belpaume Slip or underpants with aerated zone
US20030226197A1 (en) * 2002-06-06 2003-12-11 Cramer William M. Protective groin garment
US20100191208A1 (en) * 2009-01-26 2010-07-29 Michelle Kane Disposable skirts and shorts diapers
US8181273B2 (en) * 2009-01-26 2012-05-22 Michelle Kane Disposable skirts and shorts diapers
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