Patent #: 8,167,860
Inventor(s): Linda Siegel, Sarasota, FL
Patented is a panty liner/pad system for securing panty liners and menstrual pads in a proper absorbing position through an interlabial projection, the system comprising, in combination: a body portion having opposed semicircular ends spaced centrally by a length of between 6.25-7.0 inches. The body portion has opposed concave sides spaced centrally by a maximum width between 2.15-2.35 inches when measured at the midpoint of the length and the concave sides being spaced by a minimum width of between 2.4-2.6 inches when measured adjacent to the ends, the body portion having a longitudinal axis dividing the body portion into two symmetrically shaped lateral halves, the body portion having a latitudinal axis dividing the body portion into two symmetrically shaped longitudinal halves, the body portion prior to use having a planar upper surface and a planar lower surface. The upper and lower planar surfaces are spaced by a thickness of between 0.5-1.0 inch over the majority of their extents; a vertically oriented projection extending upwardly from the upper surface of the body portion, the projection being integrally formed with the body portion, the body portion having a lower edge centrally positioned on the longitudinal axis of the body portion, the lower edge with a length between 4-5 inches, the projection having a linear upper edge centrally positioned above the longitudinal axis of the body portion, the upper edge having a height of between 0.7-0.8 inches along its entire length, the projection having a forward end in a generally triangular configuration, the projection having a rearward end in a generally triangular configuration, the forward and rearward ends of the projection being equally spaced from the respective ends of the body portion, the forward and rearward ends each having a concave edge between the upper and lower edges of the projection, the forward end and the projection there adjacent having a thickness between 25-50% greater than the thickness of the rearward end and projection there adjacent, the body portion and the projection adapted to curve with the user’s vagina and to be held in place by the user’s labia majora during use; a sheet of a moisture impervious material.
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