Title:
Breast pad
United States Patent 2289679


Abstract:
My invention relates to brassiere satiators or fillers including the bandeaux which are used for up-lifting the women's breasts and more particularly to means adapted for re-forming said breasts of women in making same shapely and pleasing in appearance. Manifestly an object of my invention...



Inventors:
Porter, Cecil A.
Application Number:
US34052540A
Publication Date:
07/14/1942
Filing Date:
06/14/1940
Assignee:
Porter, Cecil A.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
450/81
International Classes:
A41C3/14
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Description:

My invention relates to brassiere satiators or fillers including the bandeaux which are used for up-lifting the women's breasts and more particularly to means adapted for re-forming said breasts of women in making same shapely and pleasing in appearance.

Manifestly an object of my invention is to provide said brassieres and bandeaux with specially constructed satiators or fillers, sometime called cups, which are made out of a soft and porous resilient material, such as rubber, which when applied and pressed against the delicate tissues of the woman's breasts causes same to rest comfortably therein and which at the same time, provides means for forming a pleasingly graduated curves while up-holding the breasts to a proper height in order to attain the ideal and most comfortable and proper bust position.

Due to the fact that women's breasts vary according to size which is full, medium and slight, also in consistency such as firm, soft and flabby and in shape which may be bowl-shaped, hemispherical, conical or elongated, said satiator or filler, or the so-called cup, must be made in such a manner which will re-fill and re-shape the deformity in order to attain the purpose desired.

Therefore, an object of my invention is to provide said satiator or filler with means, such as vacuum chamber, which will adhere to the breast by means of suction, which will stay in place at all times and which outwardly will have an appearance of the naturally appearing breast, having in addition the necessary pleasantly appearing form and curves.

Another object of my invention .is to provide said satiator or filler with means for attaching same to the brassiere or bandeaux, which when in use will hold said breasts in position and will support same in place.

Another object of my invention is to provide said satiator or filler out of a very pliable rubberized and resilient material which may be easily handled, having a natural appearing coloring, shape and breast nipple, which in use it may be adapted for replacing one or both of the breasts when removed by surgery and which will have and maintain a natural posture, contour and curves when covered by said brassieres, bandeaux, under supports or other combination and similar variations used by women in dressing.

Further object of my invention is to provide said satiator or filler out of suitable rubberized material or a suitable resilient composition, which is provided with all the characteristics necessary to supply a natural appearing breast and which is arranged for attaching same to a semi-brassiere or bandeaux, or which may be vulcanized in place and be made substantially an integral part thereof, so that in use only one garment is employed by the wearer having all the advantages hereinbefore described.

Other and further objects and advantages of my invention as will hereinafter more fully appear I attain by the construction herein shown in the drawing and described in the specification forming a part of my application.

Reference is had to the accompanying drawing in which the similar reference characters denote the similar parts.

L5 In the drawing: Fig. 1 is the perspective view of the brassiere shown supported upon shoulders of the wearer, showing the satiator or filler in place.

Fig. 2 is the vertical cross-sectional view of the brassiere showing the position of the satiator when applied against the breast, and taken on the line 2-2 of the Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is the enlarged cross-sectional view of the satiator showing its construction taken in the similar direction as in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is the fragmentary view of the inner surface of the filler showing the suction rings at the approximate edge or rim of the filler, taken in the direction of'the arrows 4, of the Fig. 3. Fig. 5 shows the perspective view of the brassibre showing the satiator or filler vulcanized in place and made an integral part of the garment, same being shown in modified form.

Fig. 6 is the vertical cross-sectional view of the brassiere, shown in modified form and taken on the line 6-6 of the Fig. 5.

Describing my invention more in detail, in its broader aspects, said invention comprises a satiator or filler generally designated by numeral 2, which comprises a cup shaped body section 4 having an outside rim section 6 extending therefrom and terminating with a filler rim 8 and which its center 10 at the approximate center of the cup shaped.body 4 is provided with a chamber 12 forming a nipple member 14.

The inner surface 16 of the body section 4 is composed of a thin layer of rubber or suitable resilient material, which may be approximately of 3 to 5 thousandths in. thickness and which renders said filler to be soft and readily pliable, so that it may be placed on or over the breast easily without pressing or touching the tender tissues thereof, allowing the breast nipple 18 to lay comfortable within the chamber 12 without practically touching the inner nipple cup surface 20 and which when in use, causes the wearer to be mentally and physically conscious free.

In order to hold said body section 4 in place and over the breast 22 said filler rim 8 at its inner side 24, is provided with a plurality of ring members 26 see Figs. 3 and 4, which are slightly protruding over the surface and which form suction cups 28 so that when placed over the skin, same will cause to form a partial vacuum or suction and by preventing the air from passing therein will hold said section 4 in proper place allowing only the necessary air circulation through the spaces 30 provided between said ring members 26 thus rendering same sanitary.

The outer layer 32 of the cup shaped body section 4 including the nipple member 14 is provided out of suitable resilient material, which may be a soft porous rubber or the like and the coloring of which may, if so desired, be so arranged, whereby a natural appearing breast it may represent.

Also it may be noted, that said filler 2 herein described may be placed within the cone 34 of the brassiere 36 which will hold it in place when supported by means of the straps 38 over the shoulders of the wearer and in this manner a nearly natural appearing breast may be had, which is properly and uniformly curved irrespective of the position or condition of the breast itself.

In the Figs. 5 and 6 I have shown said cup shaped body 4 of the filler 2 to be an integral part of the brassiere garment 40 which may, if so desired, be curved and shaped to provide the proper and uniform breast posture including its position and which may be held in place by means of the straps 42, having its outside surface coloring so arranged, whereby a naturally appearing breast may be emphasized irrespective of the apparent deformity of the wearer or the lack of natural breast caused by an undevelopment or because of surgical operation.

While I have thus described my invention with great particularity it will be clear that the same may be modified throughout a wide range.

I accordingly do not purpose to be limited t the exact details herein shown on the drawini and described in the specification, but reserv the right In practice to make the necessar changes and modifications therein which ma, come within the scope of the appended claims.

I claim as my invention: 1. In a filler of the class described adapted fo: supporting and up-lifting the breasts of women comprising a center body section, a mid-rim sec. tion extending out of said center body section foi covering the front section of the breast, a cham. her means disposed at the inner side of said bodl for providing suction means to hold said bod3 to said breast, a nipple member disposed at the opposite side of said chamber means for pre. senting a natural appearing breast, a filler rin means extending out of the outer edge of saic mid-rim section having a plurality of suctior cups disposed at the inner side surface thereol for attaching by suction said filler to said breasi and for holding same firmly in place and natural position.

2. In a filler of the class described adapted foi supporting and simulating breasts of women comprising a center body section, a mid-rim section extending out of said center body section for covering the front section of the breast, a chamber means disposed at the inner side of said body section for enclosing said breast, a nipple member disposed at the opposite side of said chamber means for presenting a natural appearing breast, a filler rim means extending out of said outer edge of said mid-rim section, a plurality of suction cups disposed at the inner side surface of said filler rim means for attaching by suction said filler rim means to said breast and for holding same firmly in place, and a plurality of air circulating spaces disposed between said suction cups for allowing the air circulation therebetween and into said chamber means of said center body section, substantially as described.

CECIL A. PORTER.