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V. D. MOORE
BLANKET FOR INFANTS' BEDS Filed Oct. 16, 1951
Patented July 6, 1954
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
BLANKET FOE INFANTS' BEDS
Vera D. Moore, Tulsa, Okla.
Application October 16, 1951, Serial No. 251,483
1 Claim. (Cl. 5—336)
The present invention relates to a bed covering and has reference more particularly to a covering for infants' beds.
It is well known that infants and children-toss and roll in bed, with the result that bed covering becomes displaced, leaving the infant or child exposed, possibly rolling out of bed, or becoming chilled.
An object of the present invention is the provision of a covering that is comfortable, secure and safe.
Another object of the present invention is the provision of a covering that may be a blanket, sheet or the like.
A still further object of the present invention is the provision of a covering provided with a head and face protective means.
A still further object of the present invention is the provision of securing means for the covering and head and face protective means.
A still further object of the present invention is the provision of means for enlarging the opening in the protective means.
A still further object of the present invention is the provision of means for anchoring and protecting the bottom of a mattress from the springs of a bed or crib.
. A still further object of the present invention is the provision of a bed cover and protective means readily detachable.
A still further object of the present invention is the provision of a bed covering of separable pieces that may easily be laundered.
A still further object of the present invention is the provision of a bed covering that is simple in construction and cheaply manufactured.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following description of the accompanying drawing in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the top portion of the covering, with the protective cover thereon.
Figure 2 is a plan view of the device with the protective head and face cover removed, one corner of the covering being folded back and showing fastening means.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the head and face protector cover, two corners being folded back and showing the fastening means, the flap at the opening being also folded back and illustrating the fastening means.
Figure 4 is a plan view of a mattress and bottom covering means, one end and one side of the cover shown in relatively fixed position, one end
and one side being shown flat or in disengaged position.
Figure 5 is an end elevational view of the device. Figure 6 is a fragmentary enlarged plan view 5 of one corner of the device.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary enlarged plan view of the reversed side of the device and showing the securing means.
Similar characters of reference are employed 10 in all of the above described views to indicate corresponding parts.
Referring to the drawing the numeral iO designates the covering that comprises a bottom cover II, a top cover 12 and a head and face 15 protector 13.
The cover 11 is disposed between the springs and the bottom 14 of a mattress 16. This cover may be of any suitable material such as muslin, duck or the like. The cover is made in excess of 20 the length and width of a mattress providing flaps 17, and to one face of the cover adjacent the margins are male elements of securing means 18 that may be of the snap fastener type and they may be individually sewed on the cover 25 in spaced relation or be disposed upon a tape 19 and the tape sewed to the cover 11.
The top cover 12 is provided with an opening 20 and a slit 21 that communicates with the opening permitting free movement of a baby's head and neck. The cover 12 on its top face 22 is 0 provided with a tape 23 having male elements 24 of snap fasteners. The under side of the cover 12 adjacent its side and end edges is provided with a tape 25 that carries the female elements
26 of snap fasteners, and they engage the male elements 18 on the cover II and lock the cover 12 to cover II.
The head and face protector 13 is made of any suitable material such as cotton-satin, mercerized broadcloth and the material if desired may be lined with a plastic material (not shown). The protector 13 is provided with a slit opening
27 that terminates into a circular opening 28, and this opening aligns with,opening 20 when
,g the shield is superposed upon cover 12. The slit opening 27 is provided on one side with the male elements 29 of snap fasteners and it is to be noted that these are arranged in spaced relation and sewed on the protector. The opposite side of the
go slit opening is provided with a flap 30, one edge being provided with female elements 31 of snap fasteners adapted to engage the male elements 29. The bottom face 32 of the protector 13 on two sides and one end is provided with a tape
55 carrying female elements 33 of snap fasteners
that engage the male elements 24 for securing the protector to the cover 12.
In using the device the cover I i is placed between the spring of a crib or bed and mattress i 6, the flaps i 1 extending beyond the marginal edges 5 of the mattress. An infant or child is then placed upon the mattress and cover 12 placed on the top face of the mattress and the infant's or child's head passed through opening 20, the female elements 26 are then snapped to the male 10 elements 18, the flaps 17 engaging and enclosing the ends and sides of the mattress, the cover (2 being fixedly secured in place. The slit 21 provides room for a baby or child to move its neck and head in comfort. The protective shield 13 15 is next placed on the cover i2, the head of an infant or child passed through the opening 28, the female elements 33 engaging the male elements 24 on the cover 12. The flap 30 is then closed over the slit 27, the female elements 31 20 engaging the male elements 29 to the extreme right side of the slit. At the infant or child grows the flap provides means for increasing the size of the opening by simply engaging the female elements 31 with the male elements at the edge 25 of the slit 27. This arrangement provides an adjustable opening which is very desirable. When the flaps 11 of cover !I are turned up against the sides of the mattress, the female elements 26 engage the male elements 18, and at each corner 30 a miter is formed due to the corners 3S of the cover 1! being of angular configuration. The cover pieces II, !2 and 13 all being flat makes it very easy to launder them which saves time.
While the invention has been described involving the structure as described, the device is capable of modification as to the details of construction and arrangement within the scope of the invention herein disclosed and claimed.
What is claimed is:
In combination, a cover for an infant's bed comprising a first cover portion interposed between springs and a mattress, snaps on said first cover portion, a second cover portion over the top of a mattress having an opening, snaps on the bottom and top faces of said last named cover portion, said snaps on the bottom face of said last named cover portion in locking engagement with the snaps on the first named cover portion, a protective cover portion having an opening in alignment with the opening in the second named cover portion, said protective cover portion superposed upon the second named cover portion, a flap on said protective.cover portion having snaps, snaps on the bottom face of said protective cover portion and in engagement with the snaps of the top face of said second cover portion, snaps adjacent the flap of said protective cover portion in engagement with the snaps on the flap for locking the neck of an infant in the opening.
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