WO2010004175A1 - Protective piece against the transfer of bodily secretions - Google Patents

Protective piece against the transfer of bodily secretions

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WO2010004175A1
WO2010004175A1 PCT/FR2009/051218 FR2009051218W WO2010004175A1 WO 2010004175 A1 WO2010004175 A1 WO 2010004175A1 FR 2009051218 W FR2009051218 W FR 2009051218W WO 2010004175 A1 WO2010004175 A1 WO 2010004175A1
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Anne-Laure Courvoisier
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Anne-Laure Courvoisier
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D27/00Details of garments or of their making
    • A41D27/12Shields or protectors
    • A41D27/13Under-arm shields

Abstract

The protective piece (1) against the visible transfer of bodily secretions is designed to be included inside a piece of clothing in a determined region thereof, comprising a material (2), with two faces (3,6) formed of interleaved threads (4,5,7,8) connected to each other. The outer face (6) of the material (2) at least partly acts as impermeable outer layer, designed to come into contact with the article and comprising threads of a synthetic material. The material (2) comprises so-called storage threads (10), of an absorbent material, which can store humidity and are not or barely apparent at the outer face (2). The inner face (3) of the material that is to say that which will be closest to the wearer of the article, comprises threads (5) for the absorption and/or the transfer of the humidity to the storage threads (2).

Description

PROTECTIVE PIECE AGAINST TRANSFER SECRETION

PLANT

The invention relates to the protection of an article of clothing against bodily secretions that may be issued when the user wears this article. It concerns more particularly a protective patch intended to be incorporated within an article of clothing in an area thereof which is intended to face with an area of ​​the user's body capable of emitting bodily secretions.

It was for a long time sought to protect themselves from the negative effects of axillary sweating, often with unpleasant odors and protester, on the garment, for traces of moisture or halos in the underarm area. To protect against odor, use deodorant or antiperspirant, but these can alter the garment by mechanical damage or colors. Such negative effects appear in multiple conditions: in hot weather, during activities or physical effort, during stress or anxiety during a medication or when changes (menstruation , pregnancy, lactation, menopause) or hormonal imbalances or simply when a person is overweight. These effects vary from one person to another. Some have a small sweat, while others suffer from hyper sweating constantly or hyper hydroureter: the amount of sweat generated by each armpit can vary from 0.6 to 5 cl cl / day or more.

To protect clothing, the solution has been to absorb perspiration before it comes into contact with the garment by disposing between the garment and the underarm area of ​​the user an absorbent protective patch. For example in document FR.2.098.996, there is an absorbent pad, disposable, which is composed of two thin sheets which are assembled by heat welding according to their peripheral edges, between which is arranged at least a thin sheet of absorbent material. The sheet which is intended to be placed in contact with the skin is constituted by a permeable sheet of entangled fibers while the sheet which is placed in contact with the garment on the interior thereof is an impermeable plastic film. Thus perspiration can pass through the first permeable sheet, be absorbed by the sheet or sheets of absorbent material and be prevented from migrating to the garment due to the presence of the impermeable sheet.

Most protective parts of this type are available on the market are disposable parts and therefore parts that are made of materials at low cost, especially nonwovens as is the case for the protective patch described in EP.322.309 document. The manufacture of these parts requires to achieve the superposition of different layers permeable, absorbent and impermeable to cutting and assembling them according to their peripheral edges or complexing online or have them pre-complexed before cutting. In document EP.322.309, the assembly is done in particular by application according to adhesive the superposed edges of the two outer layers.

If we wanted to regenerate after use such protective patch by performing manual washing or machine, there would be a significant risk of delamination of the various layers. In addition, the assembly operations, whether by supplying adhesive or by heat welding, to a more complex manufacturing process. These disadvantages exist in the same way when the protective patch is intended to protect not against the axillary sweating but against any other bodily secretion, including breast discharge. The aim of the present invention is to overcome the cited drawbacks by providing a shielding member against the visible transfer of bodily fluids intended to be incorporated within an article of clothing in a specific area thereof, which part comprises at least one absorbent layer and an impermeable outer layer which is intended to come into contact with the article. This protective part is characterized in that it comprises a fabric comprising two faces formed of intertwined and interconnected son. Furthermore :

- the outer face of the fabric is at least partially act as impermeable outer layer and includes son of a synthetic material, - the cloth comprises son said storage in an absorbent material, being capable of ensuring storage moisture and are not or are inconspicuous on the external face, - and the inner face of the fabric, that is to say that which is intended to be closest to the wearer of the article, comprises son suitable for absorbing and / or transfer of moisture to the son storage.

Thus, thanks to the particular method used to manufacture the fabric and by a judicious selection of components falling within the manufacture of the fabric, it was possible to obtain a protective patch having the same functions as those known from the prior of the art in a single operation, without assembly of different layers. The result is a production process that is simpler and especially a protective room that is perfectly washable with no risk of delamination.

In an alternative embodiment, the fabric is of the three-dimensional type, its two faces consisting of two walls spaced from each other and interconnected by connecting son, which are at least partly son storage . Such material is also called 3D knitting. Thus, the absorption and moisture storage capacity depends on the length of the connecting son between the two walls and the density of said bonding son.

In another embodiment, storage of the son are at least partly constituted by weft son inserted between the two faces of the fabric. These may be roving type son or sliver. Advantageously, the impermeable external layer comprises means for reinforcing the barrier effect of moisture the outer face of the fabric. This can be useful when the team play an article of clothing which he is certain that the use will generate significant bodily secretions, particularly with regard to an article for sports or article worn daily, eg professional clothing.

The reinforcing means barrier- moisture to the outer face may consist of a treatment agent, particularly hydrophobic, applied over all or part of the constituent son of the outer face. The agent may be applied to the outer face of the fabric or the outer face of the fabric may comprise hydrophobic son previously treated.

It may also be a coating or an impermeable membrane which is secured to the outer face of the fabric. Preferably it is a breathable waterproof membrane which is joined to the outer surface by lamination, that is to say, by bonding point by point, for example of hot-melt, so as to prevent the passage of the liquid secretion while allowing the transfer of the vapor and therefore a certain moisture wicking.

Advantageously, the lamination can be completed by an ultrasonic welding the periphery of the room. The peripheral weld ultrasound has many advantages.

- It helps to maintain the quality of the armpit patch against damage when worn and washing, including risks fraying, - It has a leak-proof function: the consolidation seals the edges and prevents the transfer of moisture around the room,

- It has an aesthetic function: it keeps in time the perception of fineness of the article, especially regarding the female version that welding is preferably performed by a horn-shaped wheel that festoons the edge of the room.

It strengthens the solidarity of the constituent layers of the room and non-dislocation worn.

In an alternative embodiment, the protective part is in a three-dimensional configuration without edge, adapted to the configuration of the specific area, in particular by thermoforming or thermo molding. As is clear from Figure 1 of the document FR.2.098.996, the known part of this document presents the fold armhole a sharp edge which firstly creates stiffness and also can be a nuisance for the wearer. This is particularly troublesome for fine clothes or very close to the body, such as a silk blouse, a little feminine top or a light cotton shirt man. The three dimensional configuration improves the user comfort by ensuring that the protective patch wife as much as possible the configuration of the area of ​​the article at which it applies, in particular the configuration of the armhole , with regard to an armpit patch.

In the case where the protective member comprises a membrane secured to the outer face of the fabric, preferably said part also has an outer layer, textile or nonwoven, made integral with said membrane. This particular arrangement is intended to avoid any risk of degradation of the membrane during the operation to put the part in a three-dimensional configuration, in particular a thermoforming operation or thermo molding, the outer layer providing protection and a mechanically reinforcing the membrane. Moreover, the presence of this outer layer eliminates noise that could generate the membrane during wear of the article, and therefore it is perceived by others.

In an alternative embodiment, at least a portion of whose son intermixing forms the inner surface containing multilobal fibers or filaments with improved moisture transfer. This type of fiber or filament has longitudinal channels capable of providing capillary transfer of moisture. especially known fibers known under the name COOLMAX®.

In an alternative embodiment, at least a portion of the son of storage, which are in an absorbent material, are son based on viscose, preferably with bacteriostatic properties. This may be of bamboo viscose whose advantage not only lies in its high absorption capacity but also its bacteriostatic properties. It can also be treated viscose bacteriostatic or associated with a silver thread, which has bacteriostatic properties. In an alternative embodiment, at least a portion of whose son interleaving forms the outer face of the fabric and which are of a synthetic material are made of polyester; this may also be the case for some of the son connecting the two faces of the fabric.

The protective patch can also include elastic son, in particular based on elastane, in particular to improve its capacity for deformation in case of thermoforming or heat molding operation. The son may be in the whole structure of the fabric in both the outer and inner faces and in linking son.

In an alternative embodiment, wherein the shielding member has an outer layer, in particular a covering impermeable membrane, said outer layer comprises an adhesive coating, optionally protected by a release sheet, a coating or a heat adhesive film. In this embodiment, the user can conduct or fixing the protective patch to the proper area of ​​the garment or by applying the adhesive coating on said area, after removing the anti-adhesive sheet, either by performing or by achieving the heat fixing of the workpiece with the coating or of the thermo-adhesive film. It is another object of the invention is to claim an article of clothing including at least one specific area, which is intended to cover at least one user area generator from bodily secretions, is provided with a protective patch as described in either of the variants described above. The securing said protective piece to the determined area of ​​the article can be obtained in different ways.

The first way consists in equipping the article with at least one inner pocket formed in the specific area, said pocket being adapted to accommodate the protective patch. It may be a single pocket or, preferably, a first and a second pockets whose openings in facing relation to each other allow the introduction of a first portion of the protective piece in the first bag and introducing a second portion of the shielding member in the second pocket. This version is particularly suitable for protective parts having a three-dimensional configuration.

Advantageously the or each pocket is formed by relating the determined area of ​​the article a panel having a high porosity, a certain elasticity and good dimensional stability. It should in fact that the pocket does not constitute a barrier to the transfer of bodily fluids to the protective room and said room, especially if it has a three-dimensional configuration, can be introduced easily into the bag while being well maintained after introduction without distend to wear.

A second way of fastening the protective patch to the determined area of ​​the article consists of fixing said workpiece over said area by gluing with an adhesive coating or possibly a coating or a thermo-adhesive film, preferably being thin and transparent and having a certain elasticity. A third way is to integrate the protective room as a single panel, during manufacture of the article, in particular by stitching. Of course the placement of said protective patch must correspond to the panel being at the determined area to protect. A fourth way consists in the implementation of a fastening system comprising a first member adapted to cooperate with a second member, in particular a fastening system VELCRO® hook and loop fastener known under the trademark Velcro R or attachment by magnetization system. In this case the first element is arranged in the determined area of ​​the article while the second member is disposed on the outside of the protective part.

It is another object of the invention to claim a clothing article having a given type of armhole, said article having two axillary protective parts arranged in zones facing the armpit whose three-dimensional configuration is a function of the type of 'armhole. It is another object of the present invention to provide a protective package that comprises firstly a protective part as described in the variants above and a pocket adapted to receive said protective piece and can be fixed on a specific area of ​​an article of clothing, the attachment may in particular be accomplished by adhesively or thermo adhesive. So by purchasing such a protective set, the user can fix or do fix this together on his clothing item and use this article with or without the protective patch according to the type of activity it plans.

The present invention will be better understood on reading the description which will be given below of several embodiments of protective pieces against the visible transfer of bodily fluids and their fixation on a specific area of ​​a garment, illustrated by the accompanying drawings in which: Figure 1 is a schematic sectional representation of a first exemplary protective patch consisting exclusively of one type of three-dimensional fabric; Figure 2 is a schematic sectional representation of a second exemplary shielding member wherein the three-dimensional type of fabric is associated with a breathable waterproof membrane; Figure 3 is a schematic sectional representation of a third example of protective patch comprising an outer layer and an adhesive coating protected by a release sheet;

Figure 4 is a diagrammatic front view of a garment equipped with two axillary protective parts;

Figure 5 is a schematic perspective view of a protective patch axillary, tri shaping dimensionally thermoformed, for a garment armhole type shirt; Figure 6 is a diagrammatic side view of an armpit protective patch, three-dimensionally shaped by thermoforming, for a garment jacket type armhole;

7A and 7B are two schematic representations of two pockets capable of serving as housing to a armpit protective patch, respectively for a man's shirt (Figure 7A) and a female T-shirt (Figure 7B). Figure 8 is a schematic sectional representation of another embodiment of a protective part whose attachment to the garment occurs through the implementation of a system of self-gripping hook and loop.

The present invention relates generally to the protection of a specific area of ​​an article of clothing against secretions that may be issued by the body of the user coming opposite this area. The first target application is that of protecting the axillary area, that is to say, under the arms or armpits, but this application is not restrictive, it could include the protection of the area breast of a bra, especially for breastfeeding women.

In all cases, the principle of this protection is to ensure that the protective piece captures and stores, in an absorbent layer, secretion emitted while avoiding through an impermeable outer layer, this secretion can migrate and try the Article of clothing. In its most basic concept, the protective patch of the present invention consists solely of a fabric whose two faces are formed of interleaved son and which are connected to each other. The outer face of the fabric is at least partially act as impermeable outer layer and includes son in a synthetic material. This cloth comprises son in an absorbent material which are little or not visible on the outer face of the fabric; it is the son of storage. Finally, the inner face of the cloth comprises son suitable for absorbing and / or transfer of moisture to the son storage. In the first example of embodiment, given by non-exclusive, the protective patch 1 consists of a fabric 2 which is called three-dimensional type or 3D knit in that it comprises two walls 3 and 6 which are both formed of interleaved son , for example the first son of chain 4 and the first five weft son to the first wall 3 and second warp son 7 and second frame son 8 to the second wall 6, said two walls 3 and 6 are connected together by a set of nine linking son, e.g. son 10 which in particularly simplified example, shown in Figure 1, alternately pass over some of the first warp son 4 of the first wall 3 and par- below some of the second son chain 7 of the second wall 6. the method of manufacturing such a three-dimensional or 3D type of fabric is well known in the textile industry. It is possible to adjust the operating conditions of manufacturing art to accurately determine the distance between the two walls 3, 6, distance occupied exclusively by the connection son 10 and the density of these binding son in the assembly 9.

The first wall 3, also referred to as the inner wall of the fabric is that which is intended to be closest to the wearer of the article. The second wall 6, also referred to as outer wall, is that which is closest to the inner face of the article. The inner wall 3 comprises son 4, 5, which are suitable for absorbing moisture from the secretion and / or transfer this moisture to the assembly 9 connecting son 10. This assembly 9 comprises son 10 of an absorbent material, so as to be capable of providing at least momentary storage of the moisture contained in the secretion. The outer wall 6 comprises son 7, 8 which are in a synthetic material and are interlaced so as to obtain a moisture barrier effect contained in the assembly 9 connecting son 10, which are at least office of son storage. In one embodiment, the humidity transfer function of the inner wall 3 is carried out by the son of implementation containing multilobal fibers or filaments with improved moisture transfer, including COOLMAX® fibers. Due to their multi-lobed section, said fibers or filaments include longitudinal channels acting as capillaries, which migrates by moisture.

In this example, the storage function of moisture from all 9 of wire is ensured by the implementation of bamboo viscose son who are known for their high absorption capacity and also for their bacteriostatic properties, particularly welcome given that it is to absorb bodily fluids.

In this example, the function of moisture barrier of the outer wall 6 is obtained by the implementation of polyester-based son, preferably hydrophobic treated. Thus in the case where the protective patch 1 is incorporated as such in an article of clothing, secretion e.g. sweat emitted from the armpit comes into contact with the inner wall 3, it diffuses by capillary action along the son 4 5 to achieve the binding son who are at said wall 3 so that the moisture in question is absorbed gradually, by pumping effect by the assembly 9 binding son. As for the external wall 6, it prevents moisture stored in the assembly 9 to diffuse directly onto the specific area of ​​the garment against which it is in contact.

The pumping action discussed above improves the comfort of the user who no longer has the feeling of moisture, especially having the arm below humid, moisture is discharged rapidly in all nine storage .

The fabric 2, however having a certain porosity, if there is sufficient air movement, humidity stored in said fabric 2 can gradually be discharged in the form of moist air or steam passing through the wall external 6. However, if the amount of secretions is an important or even if it is desired to reduce the thickness of the fabric, it is preferable to strengthen the barrier effect to the humidity of the outer wall 6 so as to avoid any risk of piercing of said wall 6. This reinforcement can be implemented by applying to the outer wall

6 a suitable treating agent, for example a waterproofing or hydrophobic agent. However, there is in this case a risk of greatly limit the porosity of the outer wall 6 and therefore its ability to remove moisture contained in the element 9 serving as a storage area.

This risk is the same or even accentuated, if we use as a means of building a waterproof membrane.

Therefore, according to the second example illustrated in Figure 2, Ia shielding member 11 also comprises a breathable waterproof membrane 12 that is secured to the outer wall 6. Such a membrane 12 complete the moisture barrier effect sought while having sufficient porosity to allow the flow of air which is useful for avoiding localized heating of the space between the workpiece and the body of the wearer, likely including heating accentuate perspiration. This porosity must also be sufficient to allow the evacuation, in the form of water vapor, moisture contained in the fabric 2, which allows a correspondingly upgrading of its absorption capacity.

The joining technique between the breathable waterproof membrane 12 and the outer wall 6 should enable the membrane to retain its porosity. Preferably one point is used by sticking point of hot-melt type.

3 illustrates a third example of protective member 13 which differs from the second example by joining the waterproof breathable membrane 12 of an outer layer 14, which may be a lightweight textile or a nonwoven, on the outside of which is applied an adhesive 15 protected by an adhesive release sheet 16.

According to this third example, the protective patch 13 can be implemented directly by the user. Just thereto to remove the anti-adhesive sheet 6 and to apply the adhesive 15 against the inner side of the underarm area 21 of an article of clothing 28. The implementation in this third example of the layer outer 14 is justified by the risk of delamination that might occur between the breathable waterproof membrane 12 and the article of clothing 28 in the case where the adhesive 15 is applied directly to said membrane 12. More generally, the presence of a outer layer 14 is justified whenever there is a risk of delamination or degradation of the membrane or during the production of the protective room is in use in the article of clothing. In particular the implementation of an outer layer 14 proves interesting when it is desired to achieve a three-dimensional shaping of the protective room, as illustrated in Figure 5.

Certainly the protective parts 1, 11 and 13, examples of which have been described above, can be embedded flat in the specific area of ​​the article of clothing, for example in the form of two adjacent sections, as described in FR.2.098.986 paper, either as a single piece with side cutouts along a folding line as described in document EP.322.309.

However, these known embodiments do not provide every possible comfort to the user, the assembly area of ​​the two superimposed sections of the document FR.2.098.986 or bending of EP 322 309, constituting by virtue of presence of edges that follows, an embarrassment to wear, especially in this particularly sensitive area that is the underarm area

According to the invention, preferably, the protective member 19 is integrally but is put into a three-dimensional configuration which is adapted to the configuration of the specific area, in particular by thermoforming or thermo molding.

Thermoforming, made from a 3D knit, or not complexed with a membrane and a protective outer layer of the membrane, provides unprecedented flexibility and promotes comfort when worn and also the aesthetics of the protective patch. It also optimizes the thickness ratio / efficiency of absorption capacity.

When the protective piece is intended to protect a bra mammary secretions, the three-dimensional configuration must be adapted to the configuration of the specific area of ​​the brassiere being applied on and around the nipple. This configuration is simple since, during use of the bra, this area does not deform or very little. By against the case of a piece for underarm protection, it is important that the piece does not contain any edge liable to cause discomfort or even be a source of injury, irritation or abrasion, during the repetitive movement of the arm by the user .

Referring to Figure 5, the piece 20 has a generally oblong shape, with a longitudinal plane of symmetry L and a transverse plane D, the latter being intended to come substantially in the armhole line of the garment. In Figure 5 there is shown by dotted lines respectively to intersections 22 and 23 of the longitudinal and transverse planes L D with the inner face 20a of the workpiece, that is to say the one that is closest to the user, as opposed to the outer surface 20b which is intended to come into contact with the shirt. These two lines 22 and 23 intersect at an intersection point 24.

The transversal plane D defines, in the part 20, a front portion 25 which is intended to come under the arm 27 of the T-shirt 28 and a rear portion 26 which is intended to come against the chest 29 of the garment. The protective part 20 has a three-dimensional configuration without edge.

This configuration is that laterally close to either side of the transverse plane D, the front portions 25 and 26 form two fins relief 30, 31, each fin being substantially configured according to a portion of a cone whose apex is substantially at the intersection 24 of the longitudinal and transverse planes L D with the shielding member 20. As can be seen in Figure 5, the generatrix of the cone portion forming the fins 30, 31 is not necessarily straight but may be curved, so that the line 23 generally has a concave curvature, as the curvature of the armhole line between the arm 27 and chest 29 of the shirt 28. in Figure 6 is shown so schematically, in side view, the armpit patch 20 of Figure 5. this appears in particular from this figure, the angle α at the top of the concave curvature assumed by the workpiece 20 at the line of intersection 22 with the plane longi tudinal L. In the example shown in Figure 6, there is a part for a garment armhole T, including sports clothing T-shirt type or sweatshirt, T armhole this angle α is about 90 °, more specifically in the example shown it is 87 °. In addition, with reference to FIG 6, with regard to an article for women, the D1 value for the horizontal projection of the front part 25 is of the order of 53 mm while the value D2 of the vertical projection of the rear part 26 is 71 mm. In the case of a product to the armhole T for man, the values ​​of D1 and α1 remain the same while the value D2 of the vertical projection of the rear part 26 is increased, being for example 85 mm. In comparison, the value of the projection of the intersection line 23 would be for a women's clothing 61 mm and for a male garment 80mm. Of course these values ​​are given as an indication.

In the case of a product armhole Jacket type also told in sleeves only be changed the values ​​of the angle α at the top; preferably this angle α2 is between 70 and 75 °, preferably 73 °.

Figure 9 shows an axillary piece 40 whose three-dimensional configuration is obtained by assembling two sections of parts 41, 42 which are joined by a flat seam edge to edge. More specifically, there is shown in the same figure 9, the two sections of parts 41, 42, facing each other, prior to their assembly. It is noted that these two sections both have a concave edge 41a, 42a of the same dimensions and same concavity. Against by the two sections themselves are not symmetrical relative to the axis of symmetry XX 'of the concave edges 41a, 42b. The assembly of these two sections 41, 42 is through a flat seam 43 according to the two concave edges 41a, 42a over the entire length thereof which are close to each other gradually while sewing. This operation allows to obtain a shaping of the same type as that obtained in Figure 5. As shown in Figure 9, the stitch line 43 passes through the intersection 24 of the longitudinal and transverse planes L D, the said line seam 43 by a determined angle, preferably of the order of 15 ° with respect to the line of intersection 23 with the transverse plane D.

Figures 7A and 7B there is shown one of the removable fixing means axillary part 20 on the inside of an article of clothing. In this embodiment, the axillary part is housed in two pockets 50, 51 which are formed on the inside of the garment, on both sides of the armhole line such that their respective apertures 50a, 51a are in vis-à-vis, optionally being reinforced by a hem 52. the smaller pocket 50 serves to house the front part 25 while pocket largest dimension 51 serves to house the rear part 26 of the piece 20. the internal dimensions of the two pockets are slightly oversized in relation to the external dimensions of the armpit patch 20 to allow its positioning without much difficulty. These pockets 50, 51 are for example fixed by bonding in a peripheral zone 50b, 51b, defined in Figure 7 by dotted lines. The front edge along the opening of each pocket is concavely curved so as to fit the configuration of the armhole. These pockets may be made from consolidated tulle to their opening, for example by a hem. Once positioned inside the two pockets, axillary part 20 is perfectly held in place being somehow trapped in these pockets, any relative movement of the workpiece in a pocket pushing the part at the bottom of the other pocket.

The shape of each pocket 50,51 must be adapted to the configuration of the part respectively front 25 and rear portion 26 of the part 20, which itself depends on the type of armhole of the garment. For example 7A illustrates 50.51 for a shirt pocket man and 7B of 50.51 pockets for a woman T-shirt. In all cases, the form chosen should provide a good holding of the workpiece 20, preventing it to come out of one and / or the other of said pockets 50, when worn garment.

In practice, is used to constitute the two pockets 50, 51, a textile panel including a grid or a perforated fabric, for example tulle, honeycomb, or lace, having a high porosity, a certain elasticity and good stability dimensional, so as on the one hand in that the pockets do not constitute a barrier to the transfer of sweating or perspiration emitted by the user's body to the axillary part 20 and secondly in that the said piece can s 'easily introduced into the pocket while being well maintained and without distending the wearer, the pocket does not constitute a deformation stress of the three-dimensional configuration of the part. Of course it would be possible to accommodate the armpit patch not in two pocket as described above but in one pocket but it would make more difficult the introduction of the armpit patch and also would not allow the abutting the workpiece during movement of the arm. When the armpit patch is intended to be housed in one or two pockets, the assembly consisting of the bag and or the workpiece can be proposed as protective assembly, provided that the or pockets are adapted to be fixed to the area of the armpit of the article of clothing, such fixing may be performed in particular by adhesive or thermo-adhesively.

There are other ways to make the part fixed to the article of clothing. This can be done by a final fixation of the workpiece on the article by bonding using an adhesive coating or possibly a coating or a thermo-adhesive film. Preferably, in the latter case, the film must be thin and transparent and have a certain elasticity. It is this embodiment which is illustrated in the third example described above in connection with Figure 3.

Fixing the part can also be removable using in particular a removable fastening system implementing a first element integral with the part on the outer face thereof, and a second member integral with the section of clothing, said two elements being adapted to cooperate with each other for releasable attachment. In Figure 7 there is described an embodiment of this type of attachment, wherein the piece 1 has, on its outer face 1a of the loop elements 50 while hook members 51 are fixed within the clothing item 52. It is elements of hook and loop self gripping type system known under the name Velcro. Of course other removable fasteners systems can be used, either by snap or magnetization system.

Claims

1. A protective patch (1) against the visible transfer of bodily fluids intended to be incorporated within an article of clothing (28) in a region (21) determined therefrom and having at least one layer absorbent and an impermeable outer layer which is intended to come into contact with the article, characterized in that it comprises a fabric (2) comprising two faces (3,6) formed of interleaved son (4,5,7, 8) and interconnected, and in that - the outer face (6) of the fabric (2) is at least partly act as impermeable outer layer and includes son of a synthetic material
- the cloth comprises son said storage in an absorbent material, being able to ensure the storage of moisture and are not or are inconspicuous on the external face, - and the inner face of the fabric, that is to say that which is intended to be closest to the wearer of the article, comprises son suitable for absorbing and / or transfer of moisture to the son storage.
2. A protective patch according to claim 1 characterized in that the fabric is of the three-dimensional type, whose two faces are formed by two walls spaced from each other and interconnected by connecting son, which are least partially son storage.
3. A protective patch according to claim 1 characterized in that the storage son are at least partly constituted by weft son inserted between the two faces of the fabric.
4. A protective patch according to one of claims 1 or 2 characterized in that the impermeable outer layer comprises means for reinforcing the barrier effect of moisture the outer face of the fabric, for example a treatment agent including hydrophobic, applied on said face or a waterproof or waterproof breathable, secured to the outer face of the fabric, especially by bonding point by point.
5. A protective patch according to claim 3 characterized in that it comprises an outer layer, or nonwoven textile, made integral with the membrane.
6. A protective patch according to one of claims 1 to 4 characterized in that it is put into a three-dimensional configuration adapted to the configuration of the specific area, in particular by thermoforming or thermo-molding.
7. A protective patch according to one of claims 1 to 5 characterized in that at least part of the son, suitable for absorbing and / or transfer of moisture, the inner face contains fibers or filaments multilobal, for improved moisture transfer, including fiber Coolmax R
8. A protective patch according to one of claims 1 to 6 characterized in that at least a portion of the son of storing, in an absorbent material, are son based on viscose, especially bacteriostatic properties, for example based on viscose bamboo or even treated viscose bacteriostatic or in combination with a silver thread.
9. A protective patch according to one of claims 1 to 7 characterized in that at least a portion of the son of the outer face and optionally bond, a synthetic material, are polyester base and optionally based spandex.
10. A protective patch according to one of claims 4 to 8 characterized in that the outer layer has an adhesive coating, optionally protected by a release sheet.
1 1. armpit patch according to one of claims 4 to 10 characterized in that its periphery is consolidated by ultrasonic welding.
12. An article of clothing including at least one specific area, which is intended to cover at least one user area generator natural secretion, is provided with a protective patch according to one of claims 1 to 11.
13. Article according to claim 12, characterized it comprises at least one protective piece according to one of claims 1 to 11 and at least one pocket formed in said specific area, adapted to house said part.
14. Article according to claim 13 characterized in that it comprises, for a specific area, a first and a second pockets whose openings in facing relation to each other allow the introduction of a first portion of the shielding member in the first bag and introducing a second portion of the workpiece in the second pocket.
15. Article according to one of claims 13 and 14 characterized in that the (or) pocket is formed by reporting on the outside of the defined area of ​​the article a high porosity panel.
16. Article according to claim 12 characterized in that it comprises at least one protective component according to claim 10 which is fixed on the area determined by bonding with the adhesive coating.
17. Article according to claim 12 characterized in that, being obtained by assembling the various panels, in particular by sewing, the protective patch according to one of claims 1 to 11 constitutes one of said panels.
18. Article axillary protection according to one of claims 12 to 17 having a given type of armhole, characterized in that it comprises two protective parts according to one of claims 6 to 11, the three-dimensional configuration is a function of type of armhole.
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