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Патент USA US3029825

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April 17, 1962
Filed April 8, 1958
United hitates Patent Or'iii.
Patented Apr. ' 17, 1962
the geometrical diaper fastened ‘with the help of a safety
pin or other suitable fastener.
Josette M. Neils, 5400 N. 53rd St., Milwaukee, Wis.
From the foregoing it should be readily apparent to
those skilled in the art that the geometrical ‘diaper above
described is preferably made from two equally surfaced
squares of double layer cotton gauze fabric, which is
Filed Apr. 8, 1958, Ser. No. 727,199
2 Claims. (Cl. 128-284)
This invention relates to a geometrical diaper.
folded and stitched together in such a fashion as to be
Objects of this invention are to provide a novel, simple,
come a “tubular bias” form. This tubular bias form
and effective diaper for infant’s wear.
does not allow any “straight on the grain” or so-called
Further objects of this invention are to‘ provide an 10 “straight of the fabric” seams along the sides of any of
infant’s' diaper made of double-layer cotton gauze fabric,
the edges of the diaper, and this eliminates possible skin
permanently folded and stitched into a collapsible “tubular
irritation and the stretching action of the bias allows
bias” form.
freedom of movement while still ?tting snugly. The dia
An embodiment of the invention is shown in the accom
mond shaped stitching materially strengthens this diaper
panying drawings, in which:
15 so that ‘While it may stretch, it will not lose its original
FIGURE 1 shows two equally surfaced squares of fabric
form and above all the particular endless tubular shape
each diagonally right-angled.
of my diaper means that the same can be rotated or
moved, so that its wear surface can be alternated through
“rolled” into a “bias fold.”
out the entire inner and outer surfaces of the diaper, as it
FEGURE 3 shows “bias fold” in its “tubular bias” form. 20 is obvious that the diaper can readily be turned so that the
FIGURE 4 shows collapsed “tubular 'bias” form drawn
inner surface can become the outer surface. This is a
to an enlarged scale.
very important feature of my ‘diaper in that the entire
FIGURE 5 shows the geometrical diaper fastened on
exposed surface of the diaper can be utilized as a wear
one side.
surface at one time or another, thus giving a diaper which
Referring to the drawings, it will be seen in FIGURE 1 25 will out last present known types of diapers by a consider
FIGURE 2 shows both squares similarly angled,
that the device comprises two squares of fabric of equal
dimensions, each centered by diagonal “true on the bias
grain” lines 1 and 2. Center line 1 is “split” in three by
folding lines 3~3, thus obtaining two perpendicularly op
able length of time. This tubular or cylindrical shape or
form and endless strip type of diaper gives a thickness
which comprises four, and for the most part six layers of
cotton gauze fabric for moisture absorbing e?iciency, and
posite triangles e_-4 which consequently, adopt folding 30 at the same time this diaper allows air to circulate freely
lines 3-3 as their respective bases. Dashes show future
throughout all surfaces when it is hung up for drying after
position of triangles 4-4 and 4—4.
being washed.
it will be seen in FIGURE 2 that the triangles 4—4 in
each square have been folded over and overlap each other
across center-line l.
Opposite ends 5—~5 entirely superimpose each other, and
1 claim:
1. A woven diaper comprising a prefolded endless strip
35 including, two squares of material of substantially equal
are stitched to join both squares together across one third
dimensions overlapped and joined at respective corners,
the adjacent opposite corners of each square of material
of their respective center-line 2. Thus combined, the pre
being folded inwardly, overlapped and joined, and the
folded squares assume the appearance of a “rolled bias—
extreme opposite corner of one square of material being
fold.” “Flat~lockstitch” or other purposely similar stitches 40 overlapped and joined to the extreme opposite corner of
7 are used to stitch edges of triangles 4-4 and 4-4 to
said other square of material.
underside of “bias-fold” and throughout entire construc
2. A Woven diaper as set forth in claim 1, wherein the
tion of geometrical diaper.
respective squares of material and overlapped corners are
It will be seen in FIGURE 3 that ends 6—6 have been
joined together similar to ends 5—5 thus giving the “bias 45 joined by stitching of diamond con?guration following
generally the folded contours of the overlapped material.
fold” the shape of a “tubular-bias form.”
The geometrical diaper is now completed.
It is to be noted in FIGURE 4, that although the col
lapsed tubular-bias form has the general outward shape
of a commonly folded "straight-of-the-fabric” diaper, the 50
four and six layers of double gauze fabric composing the
geometrical diaper are utilized entirely on the “true bias
Object of drawing in FIGURE 5 is to show one side of
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
McNair _____________ __ Feb. 3, 1920
Nichols ____________ __ June 15, 1954
Jamison et ‘a1. ________ __ July 29, 1958
Sobelson ____________ __ Dec. 30, 1958
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