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Publication numberUS2491394 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 13, 1949
Filing dateDec 4, 1943
Priority dateDec 4, 1943
Publication numberUS 2491394 A, US 2491394A, US-A-2491394, US2491394 A, US2491394A
InventorsRose Bertha C
Original AssigneeRose Derry Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined sleeping bag and carrier for infants
US 2491394 A
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Dec. 13, 1949 B. c. ROSE 2,491,394

COMBINED SLEEPING BAG AND CARRIER FOB INFANTS Filed Dec. 4, 1943 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 1220022308 Bari/72a Q8068, fig 75%?! X P m/ 1 .Dec.1 3, 1949 B. c. ROSE 2,491,394

COMBINED SLEEPING BAG AND CARRIER FOR INFANTS Filed Dec. 4, 1943 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 Dec. 13, 1949 B. c. ROSE COMBINED SLEEPING BAG AND CARRIER FOR INFANTS 4 Sheets-Sheet s Dec. 13, c ROSE COMBINED SLEEPING BAG AND CARRIER FOR INFANTS 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed Dec. 4, 1945 582 5720 0. Rose, X fla /v,

w n u Patented Dec. 13, 1949 U N D F'Fl-CZE teomnmen gsne rme Bee AND'CARRIER FORTINFANTS Bertha iC.Rose,IBoston, Mass assignor .to Rose- Derry -=Gompany, FNewto of-Massachusetts n, Mass, a corporation Application D'e'niber 4, 1943, Serial Nor-512,893

6 Claims. 1

This invention relates to improvements sin :a

combined sleeping bag and carrier'for'infants.

It is an object of the'invention toprovide, in a unitary construction, an-article'which -inay' be efficiently and safely used to carryor transport an infant such as from-the hospital'lto the home and between the crib and thecarriageywhich may also be useolto hold the'baby during feedin'gg and which may serve as asleeping bag-for the baby in thecrib orcarriage.

-It is further an-object-of ?the"invention to=provide an article which'maybe used for the -purposes described which is'sim'ple in design,'-attiactive in appearance, readily cleana-ble, and into which the'baby may -be easily -'inserted-andsafely held without requiring any complicatdfolding operations or fastening means.

Essentially the article comprises *a' rel'atively small-sizdpad or mattressaiiapt'ed-t'obe laid fiat on any surface or to be readily "carried "and transported, the pad having a 'removable covering and a supplemental layer or-cover section permanently attached to the pad covering "to provide a pocket or *bag 'portion closed at the bottom and sides andaclapted :to receive *the infant.

In one form of the article, provisionis fmade for'taking care of the increasing' length'of baby during the first-year of its lif'e byi providn ing supplemental means to decrease or increase the depth of the pocket as-desired.

Further objects and advantages =of the -improvements will be more readily apparent'fr'om the following description of preferred embodiments thereof as disclosedin-theattached drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a plan view of the article, aportio'n of the cover section being brokenawayforwlearness in illustration;

Fig. 2 is a bottom view of the article; apor'tio-n of the pad covering being brokenaway 'for' cle'ar ness :inlillustrat-ion;

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the article showing the manner of opening the flap of the pocket to more readily receive the infant;

Fig. 4 is a longitudinal section takenthrough the article of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of a" modified'construction in which the pocket is made adjustable, the slide fastener closure on'the side being partially opened;

Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section of the article shown in Fig. 5, the pocket being-:shortenedzto take care ofzassmall baby;

Fig. is a longitudinal 1 section: similar ito iEigsi-fi showing the full length :of the -pocke't Qused to receive a larger baby; :and

:Fig.=8- is a fragmentary detail viewsshowing-the manner of fastening "the" adjustable bottom piece in thepocket.

Referring to Fig.4, there isindicated-at ilifl'fa pad 5 or 'mattress which 'is inserted "within a protective covering l'2. Thecovering I12 includes :the overlappingportions M- and $6 on the underside ofthe pad =10 providing an entranceiop'ening gin theioottomlayer of the covering ithrough which the pad may be inserted as shown in Fig.2. Except for the opening between the flaps wand '-.l 6, the-cover 2"complete1y-encloses the pad cremattress. 'Ihe'top'portion'or layer of the covering l2 may consist of waterproof material or {may have a waterproof coating thereon. Thelportion of-th'e top covering l 2 which is enc-los'ed within the pocket-as indicated' at l"8, may1-be made separate frointhe head or pillow'section 26, Ias indicated in Fig.4. The portions l8 and 2B may "be-sseamecl tog'eth'er as at ZZ, while' the s'ection1'20 is extended over the up'p'per end-of the-pad :Hl and seamed at 24 m thebottom layer 'of -the'- covering l 2.

The mattress covering Lanes attached *thereto a s'u'pplemental cover section zfi to form the-bag' "o'rpocket 28; -The=cover-section 2t is -unita'rily'- attached to-the-pad cover l2bythe-finishedseam-Q0 at thebottom or foot endof the bag 'andaloug the fqpp'osite'sides of the article. As-shown, the cover section 26 is :made of quilted, tufted, or

similar material to;.provide Warmthand'to present.

anattractive appearance. The cover section fe maybefformed'with a free 'flap f32 at the u per o'rfhead 'end' whereby .the' entrance to the pocket 'maybejopened up "to more radily'receive the infant, as shown in Fig. 3. The flap .32 may be tied down after the infanthas'been placed in .the pocket by means of the tapes .34 attached 'to'the corners of .the flap 32 and to the seam 30. "The tapes .3 4=may also be used to tieithe article'to the crib or carriage when the :article .is used therein. I

It willbe apparent that the articledescribed maybe readily-.usedito carry thebaby. Whilebeinglused in this'manner, the pad and the quilted cover section providesupport-for-the infantand make it easy fora person tocarrythe baby-while so'supported. That is. theartiele-as a carrier-as more thanmerely a sack for -:.carrying --a baby. The article may also beiuseditoilawthe babytin acrib -:or; carriage, and his thereforea simple matter to transport the ababy from the :crib to the carriage since the baby does not need to be removed from the pocket in which it is inserted.

Since babies in the early months have a rapid growth, it may be desirable to provide an article which may take care of the body for a longer period of time by providing means for adjusting the size of the pocket. Such a construction is disclosed'in Figs. 5, 6, '7 and 8, in which the pad 40 may be made somewhat longer than the pad ID of Figs. 1 to 4. The pad 40 is enclosed in a covering 42 and a quilted cover section 44 is attached to the pad covering 42 by the seam 46 as in the first embodiment. In this form a slide fastener closure 46' may be provided to attach one side margin of the cover section 44 to the pad covering 42. The depth of the pocket 48 between the cover section 44 and the pad covering 42 may be adjusted to provide a short pocketas in Fig. 6,

or a longer pocket as in Fig. 7. There is provided a fabric panel 50, one end of which is attached as at 52 to the top portion of the pad covering 42 at a point spaced from the bottom end thereof. The free end 54 of the panel 50 may be provided with snap fasteners 55 adapted to be fastened either to the fastening elements 58 or B0. The fastening elements 58 and 6!! are spaced apart as illustrated, whereby the fastening elements 56 and 58 may be secured together as in Fig. 6 to bring the fold of the panel 50 adjacent the attachment 52 and to shorten the pocket 48 in Fig. 6, or the fastening elements 56 and 60 may be attached as in Fig. 7 to provide the full depth of the pocket.

Various other changes and modifications may be made in the commercial design of the article without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. An infants sleeping bag or carrier comprising a mattress pad, a fabric covering having top and bottom layers and completely enclosing the pad, the bottom layer of said covering having a transverse opening, intermediate its ends, for the insertion and removal of said pad, the top layer of said fabric covering having a waterproof coating thereon, a supplementary fabric piece attached to the fabric coverin of the pad at the foot end and sides of the bag and forming a pocket opening toward the head end of the bag to receive the infant, said fabric piece being composed of quilted material, the mattress pad being thicker than the quilted fabric piece to afford support for carrying the infant, the end of said fabric piece at the mouth of said pocket being free from attachment to the pad covering at the sides thereof to form a flap which may be folded back to enlarge the opening to.

the pocket, and tape means for tying down the flap after the infant has been inserted in the pocket.

2. In an infants sleeping bag, a double layer of material, joined together at one end and the sides thereof to form a pocket, the closed end of said pocket forming the foot end of said sleeping bag, the said pocket bein open at the head end to receive the infant, and means for adjusting the depth of the pocket comprising a fabric strip secured at one end to an inside wall of the pocket, and means for securing the other end of said fabric strip to the other inside wall of the pocket at more than one point at different distances from the bottom of the pocket to vary the effective depth of the pocket.

3. In an infants sleeping bag comprising a mattress pad, a fabric covering having .top and bottom layers completely enclosing said pad, a piece of quilted material joined to the marginal edges of said top layer at one end and the sides thereof to form a pocket, the closed end of said pocket forming the foot end of said sleeping bag, the said pocket being open at the head end to receive'the infant, a fabric strip having a width substantially as wide as the pocket secured at one end to said top layer at a line spaced from the foot end of the bag, and detachable means for attaching the other end of said strip to the underside of said quilted material within said pocket to form a loop of said strip across the bottom of said pocket, said loop terminating at a distance from the foot end of the sleeping bag to shorten the effective depth of said pocket, whereby said fabric strip may be detached at one end in order to use the full depth of the pocket.

4. An infants sleeping bag and carrier, comprising a mattress pad, a fabric covering having top and bottom layers completely enclosing the pad, a supplementary piece of quilted fabric joined to said top covering layer at one end and the sides thereof to form a pocket, the closed end of said pocket forming the foot end of said sleeping bag, the said pocket being open at the head end to receive the infant, at least one side margin of said quilted fabric being joined to said pad covering by a slide fastener, a fabric strip disposed within the pocket and having a width substantially as great as the quilted fabric, means for attachin one end of said fabric strip to an inside wall of said pocket, and means for detachably connecting the opposite end of said fabric strip to the other inside Wall of said pocket to form a loop, whereby the effective depth of said pocket may be shortened.

. 5. An infants sleeping bag and carrier comprising a mattress pad, a fabric covering having top and bottom layers completely enclosing the pad, a supplementary fabric section joined to the top covering layer at one end and the sides thereof to form a pocket, the closed end of said pocket forming the foot end of said sleeping bag, the said pocket being open at the head end to receive the infant, at least one side margin of said supplementary fabric section being joined to said pad covering by readily separable fastening means whereby the pocket may be opened from the side, a fabric strip disposed within the pocket, the width of said fabric strip being suflicient to extend from side to side of said pocket, and means fastening the ends of said fabric strip to opposed inside Walls of said pocket to form a loop across said pocket to shorten the effective depth of said pocket.

6. An infants sleepin bag or carrier comprising a mattress pad, a fabric covering having top and bottom layers enclosing the pad, said covering having a transverse opening for the insertion and removal of said pad, a supplementary fabric piece attached to the fabric covering of the pad at the foot end and sides of the bag and forming a pocket opening toward the head end of the bag to receive the infant,-said fabric piece being composed of quilted material, the mattress pad being thicker than the quilted fabric piece to afford support for carrying the infant, the end of said fabric piece at the mouth of said pocket being free from attachment to the pad covering at the sides thereof to form a fiap which may be folded back to enlarge the openin of the pocket, and tape means for tying down the flap after the infant has been inserted in the pocket.

BERTHA C. ROSE.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/413.00R, 5/500
International ClassificationA41B13/06, A41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/06
European ClassificationA41B13/06