US 2250669 A
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July 29, 1941- E. M. JAMGoTcHlAN 2,250,669Y
RUG PAD Filed Jan. 27, 1940 ORNEY Patented July 29, 1941 UNITED Astares v ai* a erica 2 Claims.
This invention relates to rug pads and has for an object to provide a rug pad suited to prevent a rug or mat from creeping or wrinkling on a carpet or other soft surface.
Another object is to provide a rug pad of the above type having novel and improved characteristics.
Another object is to provide a rug pad having anticreep characteristics, which may be readily secured on a carpet for holding a rug in position thereon.
Another object is to provide a rug pad of the above type which may be readilymoved from place to place and does not injure either the rug er the carpet.
Another object is to provide a convenient, simple and commercially practical device of the type above indicated.
Various other objects and advantages Will be apparent as the nature of the invention is more fully disclosed.
Although the novel features which are believed to be characteristic of this invention are more particularly pointed out in the claims appen-ded hereto, the nature of the invention will be better understood by referring to the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which a specic embodiment thereof has been set forth for purposes of illustration.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a top perspective view of a rug pad embodying the present invention, partly broken away to show the construction thereof;
Fig. 2 is a bottom perspective view of the rug pad, with parts broken away; and
Fig. 3 is a vertical section showing the rug pad in position for holding a rug on a carpet.
Referring to the drawing more in detail, the invention is shown as applied to a rug pad which comprises a base I?! of heavy, comparatively stili fabric, such as duck, rubberized fabric or the like, with or without stiening material incorporated therein. A plurality of pins II are inserted through this base material. In the embodiment shown the pins II comprise thumb tacks having large flat heads I2. A pin of this type is preferable inasmuch as the large head imparts rigidity to the pin and prevents the same from flexing to an undesired extent during use.
A backing I4 of non-slip material such, for eX- ample, as sponge rubber, is secured to the base I0 over the heads I2 of the pins II. This backing may be secured by suitable means, such as cement or the like. It is to be understood that any friction material may be employed and, if desired, the friction surface may be obtained by impregnating the surface of the base I0 with a rubber preparation or by impregnating a similar fabric material and securing the-same on the base II! over the heads I2 of the pins I I. The backing material I4 is preferably made sufliciently resilient to maintain the pad in a flat condition on the carpet and to prevent permanent distortion or bending of the corners during use. If necessary, additional resilient members, not shown, may be incorporated in the base material for that purpose.
Fig. 3 illustrates the pad in position for hold- .ing a rug 2i) on a carpet 2|. In this embodiment the carpet 2| -is shown as made of a pile fabric comprising a ground material 22v having pile 23 protruding therefrom. The carpet 2| is laid over a floor 24. The pad of Fi'gs. 1 and 2 is positioned on the carpet with the pins II protruding into the pile 23. The rug 20, which is also illustrated as made from a pile fabric, is laid over the backing I4 of the pad.
It will be noted that the pad is positively secured against movement on the carpet by means of the pins II. These pins may penetrate into the ground 22 of the carpet. They should not, however, be sufficiently long to penetrate into the floor 2li. The friction surface of the sponge rubber backing material I4 prevents the rug 20 from creeping or slipping over Vthe surface of the carpet and also imparts a thick, soft appearance thereto. size that the edges of the rug extend thereover and conceal the pad. In the embodiment shown, they thickness of the pad has been exaggerated for clearness. In a practical application, the pad is made suiciently thin so vthat no bulge or the like is formed at the edges of the rug.
Although a specific embodiment of the invention has been shown for purposes of illustration, it is to be understood that the invention is capable of various uses and that changes and Y I:
modifications may be made therein as will readily appear to a `person skilled inthe art.V The invention is only to be limitedvin accordance with l the following claims. What is claimed is:
1. A rug pad for preventing slippage of a rug K over a pile fabric carpet or the like, comprising a base of heavy fabric, a plurality of pins having heads lying flatV against the top surface of said base fabric and having points extending through said base fabric vertically into said pile, said pins being adapted to engage the pile fabric carpet The pad is preferably made of such a Y but not to penetrate therethrough into the floor, and a backing secured over said base fabric and over the heads of said pins to secure the same in place and to cooperate with said heads to hold the points in vertical position, said backing being made of a non-slip material suited to engage the under surface of the rug to prevent slippage thereof.
2. A rug pad for preventing slippage of a rug over a pile fabric carpet or the like, comprising a base of heavy fabric, a plurality of pins having heads lying flat against the top surface of said base fabric and having points extending through said base fabric vertically into said pile, said pins being adapted to engage the pile fabric carpet but not to penetrate therethrough into the floor, and a backing secured over said base farbic and over the heads of said pins to secure the same in place and to cooperate With said heads to hold the points in vertical position, said backing being made of sponge rubber and having a top surface suited to engage the under surface of the rug to prevent slippage thereof.
EDWARD M. JAMGOTC'I-IIAN.