Patents

Undergarment Having Crotch Member With Unattached End Portion

July 29, 2008

An undergarment has been patented. It comprises a first body panel comprising first and second longitudinally spaced terminal edges. A second body panel comprises first and second longitudinally spaced terminal edges and a crotch member comprises first and second terminal edges and laterally opposed side edges. The crotch member has a longitudinally extending length defined between the first and second terminal edges of the crotch member. The crotch member is non-releasably connected to the first body panel at a first attachment located at the first terminal edge of the first body panel. The first attachment location is longitudinally spaced along the length of the crotch member from the first terminal edge. The crotch member comprises a first unattached end portion extending between the first attachment location and the first terminal edge of the crotch member. The first unattached end portion is unattached to the first body panel. The crotch member comprises an overlapping portion extending between the first terminal edge of the first body panel and the first terminal edge of the crotch member. The first unattached end portion of the crotch member has a first length and the overlapping portion of the crotch member has a second length. The first length is at least 20% of the second length. The crotch member is connected to the second body panel at a second attachment location. The second attachment location is longitudinally spaced along the length of the crotch member from the second terminal edge and is located at the first terminal edge of the second body panel. A second unattached end portion of the crotch member extends between the second attachment location and the second terminal edge of the crotch member. The second unattached end portion is unattached to the second body panel.

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