US 2254466 A
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Sept. 2, 1941.' ALBERT HIGH-CHAIR PAD Filed April 15, 1938 Patented Sept. 2, 1941 UNIT STATE S r oth g 3" Claims. This: invention: relates to upholstered padsfor a babyis' high cli'air or the-like; Y
Upholsteredpads forthis- -pur-posehavepreviously been devised but they have been'impractical for many reasons, such asthe failure toprotect the: infant from injury from sharpcornersa A- primary objectoi my invention; therefore, is to provide a cushion of 1 the:- foregoing character in which all sharp corners of* the chair have been. fully covered: to prevent injury to the occupant;
Again, 1 inconvenience was encountered hitherto in'removing thepad from the chair. This has resulted from an improper design which would permit satisfactory fasteningof the pad to the chair;
Hence, an additional obj ect of my invention isto provide a design which Will enable the pad to" be quickly unfastened' and detached from the" chair wheneverfoundnecessary.
Other objects are to provide cushions for the arms of the chair to protect the elbows of'the' infant from injury; toprovid'e means normally inaccessible to the infant for" detaching any parts thereof; to provide apad substantially covering all parts of the" chair" within" reach of the infant,- to prevent marring' the finish of the chair by the impact of" toys and other readily obtainableobjects'; to provide'me'ans' for covering thearms of the ch'air;' yet allowing sufii'cient spacefor thedeta'chabl orliihgeable tray. connected thereto; to provide means for "supportingthe" two arm cushions" in" position; to provide.
auxiliary pads "for the infantsi foot'support; to
provide a pad readily" fitted to most typesofhigh-chairs; andto provide means whereby all theforegoing" objects can be accomplished in a single integral unit.
Accompanying. these objects arethose of: a fundamental nature, such asproviding. material for the cushionwliich is water-proof, stain-proof,
sembled to a high-chair having a detachable tray.
Fig. 3-isa sectionalview ofthe cushion showing' a-detail of construction.
Fig. 4-is a= detailedsectional viewof the upper back of the cushion showing provision for a hinged tray.
Fig. 5 isa side View of the assembly illustrated in Fig. 2.
In the drawing, the pad I 0' consistsbroadly of a seat section ll abacksection' [2, a pair of armsections' l4; anda' foot rest I5.
The seat section l is substantially rectangular, having cut-outs IT for encircling the vertical front supports l8 of the arms it of the chair 25, shown in Fig; 2; Extending f'rom the back of the seat section H is the back section I2. It is slightly'less in widththan' the seat section llgat the junction, line 2t resting on back 22 of the ch'airsh'own in Fig.5. The back section may be fan shaped} to conform to the outline of the back- 22 illustrated, and rounded at the top for a similar reason. Along the upper edgea cloth hinge 23"is. formed by sewing the front and back layers: of the material together, aswill be hereinafter explained.
To the cloth hinge is attached a flap of material '24, forming a pocket.25 shownin Figs. 2 and 4-, which fits overthetop of the chair and. supports the pad in: upright position. Snapfasteners 26 permit affixing the sides of the flap 24 to the back section 12 andiare attached to the edge of the pad where they may engage: each other along the'edge of the chair.
Transversely extending on each side of. the seat section I I' and separated therefrom bycloth hinges 21 are the armpads l4, each comprising inner and outer sections 28 and 29; respectively, separated by cloth hinge 3! and top pads 32. Snap-fasteners 33attached to the" edges of each inner and outer section of the arm pads. [4; permit the front and back sections 28 and 29 being affixed to each other through the spaces between the-uprights l3 and 22' of the arms I91 Thus the arm pads may encircle each of the arms and not only act as a protective pad for the infants arms and elbows, but also serve to prevent the pad proper from dislocation.
Extending from the front edge 34 of the seat H, is a hinged foot pad I5, rectangular in construction, having a stitched hinge 36 parallel to the lower edge 34, by which is formed a shoe support 31.
Thus the shoe support may be angularly projected with respect to foot pad l5, supported by the extending ledge 38, forming a part of the average high-chair.
In the position illustrated in Fig. 2, where the pad is assembled to the chair, a pair of extending cloth strips 39 are preferably attached to the rear edges 40 of the arm pads [4. They are similarly provided with snap fasteners 42 for attachment to each other around the back of the high-chair, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2. A supplemental snap 43 provides for variations in sizes encountered in chairs of difierent makes.
In Fig. 4, a partial sectional View is shown, il-
lustrating a tray supporting pin 44, to which is pivotly mounted the tray arm 45. The pocket 25, previously described, permits movement of the tray arm without disturbing the pad and its fasteners.
This hinged type of tray is usually locked into position by a strap which is attached to the underside of the tray, passing between the infants legs, and affixedto the underside of the chair seat; To accommodate this strap, where the pad is attached to ahigh-chair possessing a hinged tray, a cut-out 45 is provided, along the hinge 34. Thus the pad may be applied to either type of high-chair.
A detail of construction of the cushioned pad sections ll, l2, I5, 32 is shown in Fig.3 Between the upper and lowerlayers of material 41 and 48 is inserted the layer felt filling 49. The edges are bound by a tape 50 made of rubberized cloth or waterproofedand water-resisting material which covers the raw edges and presents a smooth and durable seam. The cloth hinges are provided either by a line of stitching through the two covering layers, dividing the two hinged sections, or by opening one section along a portion of tape and sewing an edge of the annexed section within the opened section, as illustrated by hinge 34. g V
In order thatthe pad may be water-proof, stain-proof, acid-proof, peel-proof, crack-proof, odorless, non-absorbent, fade-proof and washable in soap and water. a fabric possessing these qualities is used. Anexample is Vulcana known to those skilled in the art;
From the foregoing, it is apparent that 'I have provided by my construction a pad of unitary construction, covering all parts of the high-chair normally accessible to, or in contact with the occupant thereof. In addition, I have provided a simple device, easily attached and removed and adaptable to chairs having sliding or hinged trays. The pad is constructed so as to be securely fastened to the high-chair and supported so as to prevent sagging or dislocation.
I have thus described my invention, but I desire it understood that it is not confined to the particularforms or uses shown and described, the same being merely illustrative, and that the invention may be carried out in other ways without departing from the spirit of my invention, and, therefore, I claim broadly the right to employ all equivalent instrumentalities coming within the scope of the appended claims, and by means of which, objects of my invention are attained and new results accomplished, as it is obvious that the particular embodiments herein shown and described are only some of the many that can be employed to attain these objects and accomplish these results.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is as follows:
1. A detachable waterproof pad for an infants highchair comprising a cushioned seat section, a cushioned back section permanently attached to the rear of said Seat section, and a pair ofv side arm sections permanently attached to the sides of said seat section, each side arm section comprising side, cushioned top, and outside sections, and means for detachably aflixing the side arm and back sections to the chair to prevent accidental dislocation thereof, whereby the entire pad may be inserted on the chair and secured thereon and capable of cushioning the exposed parts of the chair which come in contact with the infant.
2. A detachable waterproof pad for an infants high-chair, comprising a cushioned seat section; a cushioned back section permanently attached to the rear of said seat section; a pair of side arm sectionspermanently attached to the sides of said seat section, each side arm section comprising side, cushioned top, and outside sections, whereby all sections of the pad form a one piece structure covering substantially all edges of the chair which-might come in contact with ithe child positioned therein; and means for detachably aflixing the pad to the chair, said means being attached permanently to the pad and adapted to' be operated from the outside of the chair at points inaccessible to the child withwhereby the aiiixing and the detachment of the pad is possible without separating the sections of the pad andwithout dismounting the chair.
3 A detachable waterproof pad for an infant's high-chair. provided with a leg rest, said pad comprising av cushioned seat section; a cushioned back section perpetually attached to the rear of said seat section; a pair of side arm sections permanently attached to the sides of said seat section, each side arm section comprising individual side, cushioned top, and'outside sections; a leg rest section permanentlyattached to the front of said seat section, whereby. an sections of the pad form a one piece structure covering substantially all edges of the chair which might come in contact with the child positioned therein; and means for detachably aflixingthe pad to the chair, said means being permanently attached to the pad and adapted to be operated from the outside of the chair at spots inaccessible to the child within, whereby afiixing and detachment of the pad is possible without separatingthe sections of the pad and without dismounting'the chair.
' LISA ALBERT.