US 2045784 A
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June 30, 1936. H LEVE 2,045,784
REST MAT Filed Jan. 24, 1935 INVENT% 3% I ixTToRNl-:Y
Patente June 30, 1936 HETED TATES FAT 4 Claims.
This invention relates to rest mats, devised to be spread upon the beach, grass or earth, in order to serve as a convenient means of protection against sand, earth, or moisture. when in use by a person lying upon it.
A further object of this invention is to allow a person a certain amount of comfort for the head, provision being made for a cushion at one end.
A still further object of this invention is to provide a compact, durable and portable waterproof case, convenient for carrying various accessorles for the beach, such as bathing suit, towel, and other articles, or for picnics, such as napkins, spreads, silverware, etc., and which can be folded into a neat and small size, for eficiency and ease of handling and at the same time be of an economical construction.
The characteristics and advantages of the invention are further sumciently explained in connection with the following detailed description of the accompanying drawing, which. shows the embodiment of the idea. llfhe rest mat may be con-4 structed of Waterproof material and/or various gaily colored and ornamental materials of diiferent textures, to vary the salability of the manufactured article.
These and other advantages, capabilities and features of the nvention will appear from the subjoined detailed description of one specific embodiment thereof illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a front view of the folded as used for carrying.
Figure 2 shows the rest mat opened and 'ready for use.
Figure 3 is a sectional view on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a front view of the pnelunatic cushion.
Referring to Figure 1, the combination'irest mat and carrying case consists of cover ii) of Waterproof or other suitable material of any color or design, according to the particular purpose for which it is desired. For beach purposes, it may be made of brightly colored striped material or contain designs, such as stenciled figures or various college emblems, and for camping or military use it may be made of more durable Waterproof material of a. more serviceable color. This cover has two sides and folds along line ii, and is provided with fastening means, preferpreferred case,
' ably, a zipper E2, consisting of either one or two sections sewn along the edges of the cover lil. The usual tab |4 of the slider l may contain (Cl. Hik-42) a hole for the'purpose of inserting a lock should the owner so desire. Handles it for carrying purposes are fastened to the exterior of the cover as by stitching l i.
Referring to Figure 2, a rectangular mat it of a suitable material, such as a rubberized fabric, canvas, or felt, preferably Waterproof and of any color or design, is attached to cover io, preferably by stitching iii, or cementing, leaving an opening at 20 to allow for the insertlon of a cushion 21, which is made preferably of rubber, and inflatable or deflatable through a valved tube 22. This mat iB may aho be attached to cover iii by a separating zipper arrangement, fl-:- lowing approximately the stitching line 69, so that the carrying case can be detachable and used as a separate briefcase. This mat has a folded edge 26 all around its edges, and is held in position as by stitching 271, or by any other means of finish. This pneumatic cushion 2t is provided with a hole 23, Figure 4, containing a reinforced circular patch 24 in order to create a hollow portion in the center of the cushion when it is inflated, in order to provide a convenient and comfortable rest, so that the head of a reclining person will not have a tendency to roll oif the cushion. In folding the rest mat it after use, it ispreferably folded longitudinally and inwardly along lines 25, after having first deflated the cushion 2t by opening the valve in tube 22. The mat is then folded in small sections along the main lines 25, so that it will fit conveniently into the carrying case cover i. Any other articles and accessories may then be placed within the covers iii; the covers are then folded along line H and the zipper slide or slides moved into position, so that the covers E0 are closed and the case is then ready for carrying. 4
While the drawing shows a preferred form of construction, the invention is capable of modification without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I do not desire to limit myself to the precise details set forth, but wish to avail myself of any variations that would come within the scope of the following claims.
V1. A device of the cYass described, a foldable carrying case, a pliable sheet, and a collapsible cushion, said pliable sheet being attachable to an inner face, of said carrying case, and said cushion being disposed between the pliable sheet and the inner surface of the carrying case so united, said pliable sheet being of such proportions when spread to accommodate a person.
2. A device of the class described, a foldable carrying case, a pliable sheet, and a coliapsible cushion, said pliable sheet being attachable to an inner face of said carrying case, and an aperture between said pliable sheet and inner face of the carrying case through which there is insertable a collapsible cushion, the space between said pliable sheet and the inner face of said carrying case being suiilcient to permit spreading of said collapsible cushion.
3. A device of the class described, a foldable carrying case, a pliable sheet,`and a collapsibie cushion, said piiable sheet being attachable to an inner face of said carrying case, and said cushion being disposed between the pliable sheet and the inner surface of the carrying case so united, said pliable sheet being of such proportions when spread to accommodate a person, and said cushion having a hole centrally thereof when inflated.
4. A device of the class described, a foldable carrying case, a pliable sheet, and a collapsible cushion, said pliable sheet being attachable to an inner face of said carrying case. and said cushion being disposed between the pliable sheet and the 'inner surface of the carrying case so united, said piiable sheet being of such proportions when spread to accommodate a person, said pliable sheet upon folding, and said cushion upon defiation, being capable of disposal within the carrying case when closed.
- HYMAN LEVE.