ApplicationNo. 775859 filed on 10/15/1991
US Classes:2/400, Underwear2/236, Waistbands604/389, Adhesive tab fastener element604/393, Specific garment, holder, or support for absorbent pad604/398Pad restrained by means transverse to width of the pad or fastener element (e.g., strap, end flap, or tuck)
ExaminersPrimary: Schroeder, Werner H.
Assistant: Hale, Gloria M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA41B 009/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1990-10-24 CA
AbstractA detachable waistband for a garment consisting of a first band which matingly engages a second band. Each band is formed of two parallel elongate strips of conjoined material. Each band has an exterior surface, a first end, a second end, and an interior surface accessible through a flap-like opening positioned intermediate the first end and the second end and extending for substantially the length of the first band. An exterior tape fastener is affixed to the exterior of each hand adjacent both the first end and the second end. At least one interior tape fastener is affixed to the interior of each band. The exterior tape fasteners of the second band matingly engage the exterior tape fasteners of the first band thereby securing the first band and second band around a person's waist. The interior of the first band and the interior of the second band receive a portion of a garment. The garment is secured to the first band and the second band by the interior tape fasteners and a clamping force exerted by the two strips of material which form each band when the first band and second band are secured to a person's waist.
Field of SearchUnderwear
Having plural feed conduits
With storage means (e.g., cabinet, etc.) for reservoir and material feed conduit
Having liquid level indicator
Pad having means for securing pad during use
Adhesive tab fastener element
By fabric strip fastener element (e.g., hook and loop type fastener)
Specific garment, holder, or support for absorbent pad
With endless waist encircling band (e.g., panty type)
Pad support having means to restrain absorbent pad
Pad restrained by means transverse to width of the pad or fastener element (e.g., strap, end flap, or tuck)
Pad support or holder adjustable relative to body crotch area
With body attaching means for pad support
Pad holding or suspending device