US 1372505 A
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BY fiajhliz C. HANSON.
MATTRESS ATTACHMENT. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 1!, 1920. 1,372,505. Patented Mar. 22,1921.
2 SHEETS-SHEET I.
. Q I l W 0 2 area Fan 9071/ ATFORNEY C. HANSON.
MATTRESS ATTACHMENT. APPLICATION FILED JUH H, 1920.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.
ATTORN t A T E.
CLARA. HANElDN, 01E WITTENBEEG, WISCONSIN.
specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Mar. 22, real Application filed June llplhftfl. derial hl'o. 383,288.
f o rifle-071cm it may concern:
ie it known that l, CLARA l-lnnson, a citiot ll isconsin and ll. do, residing at Wittenbei in the county of SllftWthIlO and lltate o'l l Visoonsin, have invented new and useful lniprivenients in lllattress littaelr ments, of n hich the following is a specification.
This invention comprehends the provision of a mattress attachment designed to prev it wet-ti of the mattress by patients who are confine.v to their bed.
llost spe iiically stated, the in'vei'tion e1nbodies a sheet of waterproof material which is detach-ably secured to the mattress, and b vine an opening therein which eoinniunimates with a tube depending from the said sheet through the mattress, to convey the urine into a suitable recepta le arranged beneath the bed.
The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the tollowing}: detailed description is taken 1n connection with the accompanying drawings,
the invention lGSlCllllgln the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed.
In the drawings forming part or this application, like numerals of reference indicate similar pa .ts in the several views, and
vh croin Figure l is a top plan view of a mattress showing); the invention associated tl'ierewith.
2 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 2-2. oi? Fig". 1..
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through the bed showing; the attachment in position for use.
Fig. 4: is a fragmentary detail view showin he receptacle, separated from the tube.
.v eterrinp; to the drawings in detail, A. indicates a mattress ct any suitable and wellknown con struetion supported upon the sprin oi the bed, the attachment tor-in in he sabject n1 atter oi the invention b eing indicated generally at C. i
This attachment coniiprises a sheet elf miter-proof material, preferably of rubber, although any other suitable material may be employed. lhe sheet is indicated at 10 and may vary in dimension without departing from the spirit of the invention. The contral portion 11 ot the sheet is relatively thick and has associated therewith a tube 11 which extends-1 from the sheet 10 through the mattress Jim and the springs 13, the tube opening at the sin-taco oi? the sheet 10. The sheet may be detachably secured to the mattress A in any suitable manner, preferably by snap fasteners indicated at 12. The tube ll may terminate immediately beneath. the bed, in which instance it has detachably associeted therewith a rubber receptacle lat, or the tube may extend close to the floor and terminate immediately above any suitable receptacle, not shown, which may be supported. upon the floor immediately beneath the tube. lhe attachment in place prevents the mattress from being soiled by patients who are confined to their bed, urine be' conveyed through the tube into the receptacle it, or to the other receptacle above mentioned. A relatively thick portion of the sheet 10 is turther provided with tucks or ribs 15 which are convergently disposed, the adjacent ends of the respective tnelrs or ribs terminat Q; at opposite sides of the adjacent end of the tube 11. lhese tacks or ribs-serve to guide the urine into the tube ll.
While it is believed that from the-torctroinp; descr' desire to have it understood that I 'do not limit myself to the details herein shown and described, and that such changes may be resorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.
ll hat I claim is: a
do mattress attachment comprising a sheet of waterproof material, a centrally raised portion formed on one side of the sheet and having); a central opening, ribs arranged on the up er surface of the raised portion and V .itly disposed from two adjacent corners and terniin atinp; in close proximity to said opening. means for detachably securing; the sheet to the mattress, a tube dependinp; from. said opening through the mattress.
and a receptacle carried by the lower end of the tube for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof I aitix my s1 gnature.
p p 1011 the nature and advantages of the invention will be read v apparent, l.