US 2535936 A
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Dec. 26, 1950 Filed Dec. 1, 1949 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. Eur/1 M. AAA/646x ATTORNEY.
Dec. 26, 1950 R. M. LANGLEY 2,535,936
BABY S SLEEPING BAG Filed Dec. 1, 1949 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. Rum M. ZA/VGLEX 4 I am ATOR/VEY.
i atented bee. 26, 1 956 UNITED S TATES PATE'. NT 1 CE 2,535,936 BABYS SLEEPING BAG Ruth M. Langley, sen Gabriel, Calif. Application December 1, 1949, seriarivo. 130,561
4 Claims. (crass-#134) This invention'relates to sleeping gear designed f'particularly for babies and is directed particu- *larlyto improvements in babies sleeping bags. ilmobject of the present invention is to provide a two part sleeping bag embodying an in- I nersheet and blanket section in which the child issecure1y fastened andanouter part'or section embodying an under 'pad and a top cover, in which the inner section is placed, with means bywliichthetwo parts orsections may be'se 'Anotherobject is to provide a two part sleeping bag of the character statedwith novel means by which the outer part may be closed, to provide a bag for the inner part and whereby the two parts "are coupled in such a manner that the child is in no danger of slipping down and fsmoth ering 'in the bagsor of becoming entangled in and strangled "by the securing straps or thongs.
Another object is to provide a two part sleepingbagjofthe characterstated wherein a rubber sheeting unit is detachably secured in the inner partin such a manner that it can be taken out and replaced easily without having to separate the laminations of material making up the part.
,jOther objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the description of the same proceeds and the invention will be best Figure 2is a viewin plan of the underside of a the outer part of the bag.
Figure 3 is a view in plan ofthe outer part with the two sections thereof opened out.
Figure 4 is a longitudinal section taken substantially on the line 4--4 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a view in perspective of the inner part of the bag.
Figure 6 is a plan view of the underside of the bottom of the inner part with a portion broken away.
Figure 7 is a view in plan of the underside of the top cover of the inner part.
igure 8 is a view in plan of the inner part with the top cover removed and showing the head end of the rubber sheet carryin cover pulled down.
Figuredis -a longitudinabsection taken substantially on the line 9- 9 of -Figure 5.
Referring more'particularlyto the drawings the numeral H3 inFigure lwgenerally designates the outer part of the two part bag, whilethe numeral H designates the inner part, the neck portion only of which canbe seen in this view,
"together *withsecuring straps hereinafter-described.
The outer part II] comprises a bottom lamination in the form of'a pad lz made up in any suit- "able manner in accordance with the usualbaby l padsyand a 'top cover [3.
The cover I3 is secured permanently across the bottom or foot edge to a'n end edge-of-the pad as shown in Figures 3--and 4 at and-the cover is of sufficient size to entirely-coverthe "Dad.
At the head end the cover l3 has the edge cut gout to provide the neck'o'pening l5; theedge of which is finished with asuitable abinding.
Secured alongeach side edge of the cover-l3 "isa relatively wide flap 16, the neck end of which isjoine'd to 'the'cover' [3 at one side of the neck l opening by snap fasteners ll.
Along the fold line lli of each flap [6,-there is provided an eye or slit l8 for the passage of a securing strap from the inner part I I, as hereinafter set forth.
Thepad when superimposed on the cover 13,
or vice versa', has the flaps secured thereto along each side by separable fasteners 19,-"o'ne part of each being carried by the flap and the other *partby thep'ad;
The structure thusfar -described constitutes the outer bag part.
The inner bag partin which the 'child is sethe outer part It); is shown as: a unit in Figure 5 and designated H, and its parts areshown in "detail in Fi 61% The" inner part comprises a bottom sheet 20,
aniiitermediate sheet 2| and atop sheet 'orcover 22. -"and all secured together"as shown inFigure9.
These are' superimposed one upon the other insertion of a, rubber sheet 24.
The rubber sheet- 24 is of rectangular form like the sheets 20 and 2| but of materially less length and width than the same as is clearly shown in the figure last referred to. This sheet 24 is de- 60 tachably secured to the underside of the inter- Inediate sheet 2|, by snap or easily "separated fasteners 25, and is located so as to give effective protection to the underlying sheet 20 and to the pad l2 on which the inner part lies.
Across the top of the sheet 2| there is secured a strong band 26 of fabric material, the corners of which are folded under, forming the triangular or pointed ends 21, each' of which projects beyond a side or longitudinal edge of the sheet 2|. Each of these ends 21 has securely fastened thereto a pair of tapes 28 which are of substantial length to be secured to suitable side members of the bed or crib in which the bag is placed. To the top of this band 26, midway of the ends thereof, is secured a body harness or waist band 29 which is to'be fastened about the body of the child.
The band 26 is suitably located on the sheet 2| so that when the harness is about a childs waist, the child will be properly located over the waterproof sheet 24 and at the same time the childs feet will be far enough from the foot of the bag to give it free leg room.
The openings 18 in the top part will be likewise properly located to have the tapes 28 passed ure '7.
At the head end, the top sheet 22 has cut in the edge thereof a neck opening 33, and at each side of this opening a separable fastener 34 secures the adjacent portion of the end edge to the underlying edge of the intermediate sheet; Thus it will be seen that when a child is fastened in the inner part, its shoulders will be well covered.
'- After the child has been placed in the inner part and secured by the waist band or harness, the inner part is placed, with the child, on the pad of the outer part and the top or cover l3 drawn up. The middle tapes 28 are put through openings [8 and the corner tapes are placed so that they will extend out through the corners of the outer part when the flaps [6 have been folded in and fastened by the fasteners i9 to the pad 12. The completed bag will then appear, without the baby, as itis illustrated in Figure 1, ready to be secured by the tapes in a crib or bed.
I claim: 1. In combination in a sleeping bag, an inner bag part comprising top and bottom sheets of material, means detachably coupling the sheets, the
- top sheet having a neck opening for the occupant,
an outer bag part in which the inner part is encased, said outer bag part comprising a bottom 5 member and a top member, the top member having a neck opening for said occupant, means for opening the outer bag part to facilitate the placing of the inner part therein, and means carried by the inner part and extensible through openings in the outer part by which the two parts are held against relative movement and may be a secured as a unit to a bed.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1, wherein the said means for opening the outer bag part comprises separable fasteners carried by and along the side edges of said top and bottom members thereof, and said members being permanently secured together along their foot end edges.
3. The combination as set forth in claim 1,
wherein the said means for opening the outer bag part comprises a relatively wide piece of material secured along one long edge to a side edge of a member thereof to form a flap adapted to be folded in to overlie the corresponding'side edge portion of the other member, separable fasteners carried by the flaps and the said other member, and a permanent connection between the foot end edges of the two members.
4. In combination in a sleeping bag, an outer bag part comprising a bottom pad member and a top cover member, means permanently securing the members together along their foot end edges, arelatively wide flap secured to and extending along each side edge of the cover member and foldable over a side edge. portion of the pad member, detachable fasteners between the flaps and the pad member, said cover member having a neck opening in the head end edge, an inner bag part comprising three superimposed sheets detachably joined along their side and foot end edges, a waterproof sheet secured to the underside of the intermediate sheet, a strap secured across the top of the intermediate sheet, a body harness carried by said strap, the top one of said sheets having a neck opening in the head end edge thereof, securing tapes connected to the ends of said straps and to the four corners of the bottom one of the sheets, and means for extending said tapes outwardly from the outer bag part when the inner bag part is enclosed therein whereby the two parts may be tied down as a unit to a supporting structure.
' RUTH M. LANGLEY.'
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