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Publication numberUS2128978 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 6, 1938
Filing dateFeb 16, 1938
Priority dateFeb 16, 1938
Publication numberUS 2128978 A, US 2128978A, US-A-2128978, US2128978 A, US2128978A
InventorsRuth H Akin
Original AssigneeRuth H Akin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baby crib
US 2128978 A
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sept. 6, 193s. R. H, AKIN 2,128,978

- BABY VCRIB Filed Feb. 16, 1958 Patented Sept. 6, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

The present invention relates to improvements in baby cribs of various types, and is more particularly intended for the protection of babies within the usual play cribs.

The object of the invention is to improve the construction of articles of this character to provide a safe, clean and protected closure for the use of babies who would normally be kept in a play crib.

With this and other objects in view, the various features of the invention consist in certain novel features of constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed, the-advantages of which will be obvious to those skilled in the art from the following description.

In the accompanying drawing illustrating the preferred form of the invention, Fig. 1 is a perspective of a play L crib incorporating my improved protective closure; Fig. 2 is a plan View of the closure pad before application to the crib;

and Fig. 3 is a detail illustrating the method of closing one of the corner portions of the closure.

In the form of the invention shown in Fig. l, the crib indicated generally at l0, is provided with a base portion from which extend slats l2 surmounted by a railing i4. Cribs f this sort are normally collapsible and are in use either in or out of doors, the sides being of such a height that the infant cannot climb out, although falling within the crib itself may cause bruises and injury. It is not uncommon with cribs of this type to provide a light floor or ground cloth, but ink no case so far as I am informed has provision ever been made for a complete and readily removable padded closure to afford protection against injuries as well as drafts, cold and dampness.

According tothe present invention I provide'a padded closure which may have sufficient padding material therein to completely avoid the possibility of bruises and injury, and provide this closure in such a form that it may be readily erected within the crib, is virtually self-sustaining when so erected, and may as readily be removed for cleaning or otherwise. This closure, as indicated in Fig. 2, has a bottom pad 2l), generally rectangular in outline and provided with side wings 22, also padded, which give the general form of a cross to the closure when arranged in a flat position. The adjacent edges of the side wings when in a flat position are straight and at right angles to one another, and each of lthese edges is provided with a strip of locking teeth 24 cooperating with a slide fastener 26 to bring the edges into closed parallelism, and through their connection with one another provide a four-sided closure with upright and generally self-sustaining sides. Preferably this closure when erected as indicated in Fig. 1, extends only part way up- Wardly along the sides of the crib, leaving the 6 upper portion free for the circulation of air. By providing the padding, the bottom pad serves to maintain the infant from cold and dampness if out of doors, and to likewise insulate if indoors, the padded side portions as Well as the bottom l@ portion providing insurance against bruises in the event of falls Within the crib. For convenience of cleansing the inner face of the complete pad, both bottom and sides, is preferably formed of glazed washable material which may be readily lb cleaned.

The closure is connected to a crib structure by a series of tape connections 38 at the corners of the bottom pad, which are designed to loop about the adjacent portions of the crib, and the side portions are held in place at their upper edge by connections 32, which may be looped over the top rail and fastened in place through snaps @t and by shorter members 36 Awhich may be looped about the adjacent standards to maintain the sides taut through connection With the corners.

Although I am aware that closures have been l 'heretofore suggested for crib structures, I know of no padded and quickly collapsible closure which may be erected in a self-sustaining condition without the necessity" of being securely and more or less permanentlyconnected to the crib structure to impart the necessary rigidity.

What is claimed is:

l. A protective liner for baby cribs or the like adapted to be spread out inflat form or erected to form an open top box-like structure, comprisinig a bottom pad having an upper face covering of washable material, side pads projecting from the bottom pad to form the general outline of a cross 't0 when in a flat position with seams separating the sides from the bottom to facilitate folding and having means to prevent dislodgment of the padding, the side pads being' provided with approximately straight edges each other at the corners of the liner when in upright position, means for continuously connecting the engaging edges of the side pads and operating to render the sides of the liner self-sustaining, and means for detachably connecting the liner to the surrounding crib structure.

2. A protective liner for baby cribs or the like adapted to be spread out in flat form or erected to form an open top box-like structure, comprising a bottomvpad having an upper face covering arranged to engage 45 of washable material, side pads projecting from the bottom pad to form the general outline of a cross when in a at position with seams separating the sides from the bottom to facilitate folding and having means to prevent dislodgment of the padding, the side pads being provided with approximately straight edges arranged to engage each other at the corners of the liner when in upright position, means for continuously conio nesting the engaging edges of the side pads and operating to render the sides of the liner selfsustaining, means for detachably connecting the bottom pad. to the sidesof the surrounding crib structure to maintain said pad at, and means for detachably connecting the upper portions of the sides of the lliner to the surrounding crib structure to sustain said sides against displacement by the occupant of the crib.

RUTH E. Am'.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/93.1, 5/946, 217/3.00R, D06/331
International ClassificationA47D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S5/946, A47D15/008, A47D13/06
European ClassificationA47D13/06, A47D15/00F4