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Publication numberUS2537539 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 9, 1951
Filing dateDec 22, 1948
Priority dateDec 22, 1948
Publication numberUS 2537539 A, US 2537539A, US-A-2537539, US2537539 A, US2537539A
InventorsMclendon Preston A, Parks John L
Original AssigneeSimmons Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bassinet
US 2537539 A
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Jan. 9, 1951 P. A. MCLENDON ET AL 2,537,539

BASSSINET Filed Dec. 22, 1948 s Sheets-Sheet 1 Jan. 9, 1951 PIA. MCLENDON ET AL 2, 37, 39

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BASSSINET 5 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed Dec. 22, 1948 Jan. 9, 1951 P. A. MCLENDON ET AL BASSSINET 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Dec. 22, 1948 52 l & H. .M 2

-mother. baby will remain with the mother a larger por- Patented Jan. 9, 1951 2,537,539 BASSINET Preston A. McLendon and John L. Parks, Washington, D. 0., assignors to Simmons Company, New York, N. Y., a corporation of Delaware Application December 22,1948, Serial No. 66,726 10 Claims. (01. 5-95) A new trend in hospital technique for the care of mother and baby, in the period immediately fOllOWiIlg birth, provides for more association of the baby with the mother and for the nurses attentions to the baby in the presence of the This new trend contemplates that the the nurse but later in cooperation with the mother, requires facilities not heretofore provided in the mothers room and/ or adjacent her bed.

The main objects of this invention, therefore, are to provide an improved form and arrangement of bassine and supplies-equipment in shiftable association with a bed; to provide an improved combination of a bassinet and supplies cabinet convenient both to the mothers and the nurses access and use; to providean improved control mounting for a bassinet whereby it may be easily shifted between a retracted position over a supporting supplies cabinet at the side of the bed and a position over the bed within convenient reach of the mother; to provide improved means for removably attaching the supplies cabinet to the bed to permit its shifting longitudinally thereof; and to provide an improved supplies cabinet, bassinet mounting, and attaching means of this kind which makes convenient the use of the cabinet and bassinet with a conventional type bed.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of this improved bassinet-carrier and supplies-cabinet arrangement shown attached to the side of a bed;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the bassinet carrier and supplies cabinet showing the bassinet carrier in retracted and extended positions in full and broken outlines respectively;

Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the supplies cabinet and bassinet carrier;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional detail of one of the attachments by which the cabinet is attached to the bed, the view being taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

I Fig. 5 is a side view of the same taken from the left of Fig. 4;

' Fig. 6 is a side elevation (from the left of Fig. 1) of the supplies cabinet and bassinet carrier, the bassinet'being shown in broken outline and spectively;

the carrier being shown in its retracted and extended positions in full and broken outlines re- Fig. 7 is an enlarged, fragmentary detail of the carrier guide-roller taken on the line 'l-l of Fig. 6;

Fig. 8 is a sectional detail of the same taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7;

Fig, 9 is an enlarged detail view of the bassinet carrier control mechanism;

Fig. 10 is a transverse sectional detail of the same taken on the line Ill-l0 of Fig. 9;

Fig. 11 is a sectional detail taken on the line llll of Fig. 9;

Figure 12 is an enlarged perspective view showing the attachment of the bassinet carrier to the side of a bed;

Figure 13 is an enlarged perspective view showing the opposite side of the parts illustrated in Figure 12;

Figure 14 is an enlarged sectional elevation taken along the line l4-l 4 of Figure 12; and

Figure 15 is a similar enlarged sectional elevation taken along the line l5l5 of Figure 12.

A preferred form of bassinet-carrier and supplies-cabinet combination embodying this inven tion comprises a cabinet lZ mounting a bassinet carrier l3 and equipped with attachments M by which the cabinet may be removably mounted at the side of a bed I5 so as to be shifted longitudi nally thereof.

The cabinet i2 is of a more or less conventional design, being provided with a main compartment l6 accessible through doors l1, and a pair of side drawers i8. Casters l9 are provided for the front legs only. These may be removed when the cabinet is detached from the bed I5 and set aside for temporary storage, thus allowing the cabinet to rest level on the four legs. A rod-constructed guard and guide rail 20 is secured at the top of the cabinet along the front and the two sides thereof and whereupon is supported the bassinet carrier l3.

The bassinet carrier [3 is a rod-constructed, rectangular frame 2| designed to support a bassinet 22 and to each of the side arms 23 of which, adjacent the front of the cabinet, is mounted a control mechanism 24. This control mechanism .24 permits the frame 2i to be shifted from a re-' tracted position over the cabinet I2, as shown in most of the figures, to an extended position over the bed l5, as indicated in broken lines in Figs. 2 and 6.

The side arms 23 of the frame 2!, adjacent the front thereof, have the to and bottom portions thereof parallel about one-third of the front-to-rear depth of the carrier from which point the top rail is inclined downwardly to the rear side rail. Between the parallel parts of these side arms is secured a web-plate on which the control mechanism 24 is mounted. At the middle of the rear side of the carrier frame '2! is formed a handle 26 which may be grasped by the mother in the bed for moving the carrier back and forth on the guard and guide rail 20.

The control mechanism 24 for the carrier l3 comprises two pairs of opposed rollers 21-2-1 and 2828' mounted on plates 29 and 30 anchored to the respective webs 25. The rollers are spaced apart so as to contact the tops and bottoms of the side members of the guard and guide rail 20 upon which the rollers travel vto permit the bassinet carrier l3 to be moved between its retracted and extended positions.

The rollers 2l2l and 28-28 are journaled on bearings 3! which for the rollers 21 and 28 are anchored to the plate 29 and which for the roll ers 21 and 28 are anchored to the plate 30.

The plate '29 is secured to the web plate 25 by a plurality of bolts and nuts 32. The plate 39 is secured to the plate 23 by screws 34 being appropriately spaced therefrom by means'of spacers 33 (see Figs. 9 and 11) Attached to the plate 29 below the plate 38 at the forward edge thereof is secured a spring clip 35 which is adapted to yieldingly engage a post 36 secured to one of the front vertical posts of the guard and guide rail 20 on the cabinet l2.

In order to further control and render as frictionless as possible the shifting of the bassinet carrier 2| guide rollers 37 are mounted on the rear vertical corner posts of the guard and guide rail 20, as is most clearly indicated in Figs. '7 and 8.

A cover 38 is secured over the above-described control mechanism 22 by means of a screw 39.

The attachment means M by which the cabinet l2 and its bassinet carrier 13 are shiftably mounted at the side of the bed [5 comprises a horizontal channel-shaped bar 40 secured to the 'bed i5, a pair of clamps 4| adjustably positionable along the bar 40, and a pair of swiveled hooks 42 mounted on the cabinet l2.

The bar 49 is secured to a side rail 43 of the bed l5 by brackets 44 disposed one at each end of the bar. The web 40a of the ba 416 is provided with a slot 45 extending substantially the entire length of the bar for accommodating a cooperating part of the clamp 4|.

Each clamp 4| comprises a block portion 41a having a vertically extending aperture 41b adapted to receive the hooks 42, and a rearwardly extending tongue 420 which slidably engages the slot 45 to support the clamp on the bar. The clamp 4! is also provided with a flange extension 41d which is drilled to receive a bolt 46, the head of which may be drawn up against the inside of the web 40a by a wing nut 41 to maintain the tongue 45c within the slot 45 and to immovably secure the clamp to the bar 45. By loosening the wing nut 41, the clamp 4| may be slidably adjusted along the bar so.

The hooks 42 are swiveled in and vertically shiftable on housings 53. A housing 48 is secured on the side .of each of the rear legs of the cabinet 12. Bearings 49 secured'to the housing support the book which is preventedfrom accidental displacement by a washer and screw combination :50. A. stop pin 42a on the hook 42 abuts the upper bearing 49 to support the book when the latter is disengaged from the clamp 4 I, and prevents the curved portion of the hook from becoming jammed in the upper bearing. The upper free ends of the hooks 42 are insertable in apertures formed in the respective clamps 4|.

Rubber strips 5! secured to the back faces of the rear legs of the cabinet l2 abut against the bar 4!! and cushion the contact of the cabinet against the bar and prevent the cabinet from being otherwise injured by its contact with the bar.

The bed IS, with which this improved supplies cabinet and bassinet carrier are designed for use, may be of any conventional construction.

The manner of using this cabinet and bassinetcarrier combination is believed to be more or less obvious from the foregoing description.

Variations and modifications in the details of structure and arrangement of the parts may be resorted to within the spirit and coverage of the appended claims.

We claim:

1. In a device of the class described the combination of a bassinet support, means for attaching said support to a bed to permit shifting of said support longitudinally of said bed, and a bassinet carrier mounted on said support for movement transversely of said bed between a retracted position over said support and an -.extended position over said bed.

2. In a device of the class described the combination of a support, means for attaching said support at the side of a bed to permit shifting of the support longitudinally of said bed, a bassinet carrier mounted on said support ,ior movement transversely of said bed between a retracted position over said support and an extended position over said bed.

3. In a device of the class described the .combination of a support, means for attaching'said support at the side of a bed to permit shifting of the support longitudinall of said bed, rails fixed on said support top adjacent each end thereof, a bassinet carrier, and rollers supporting said carrier on said rails to permit shifting of said carrier transversely of said bed between a retracted position over said support and an extended position over said bed. I

4. In a device of the class described the combination of a support, means for attaching said support at the side of a bed to permit shifting of the support longitudinally of said bed. rails fixed on said support top adjacent each end thereof, a bassinet carrier, rollers supporting said carrier on said rails to permit shifting of said carrier transversely of said bed between a retracted position over said support and an extended position over said bed, and coacting means on said carrier and support for releasably retaining said carrier in its retracted position.

5. In a device of the class described the combination of a support, means for attaching said support at the side of a bed to permit shifting of the support longitudinally of said bed, rails fixed on said support top adjacent each end thereof, a bassinet carrier, pairs of rollers journaled on each end of said carrier, the opposed rollers of each pair contacting opposite sides of the respective rails and permitting the shifting of said carrier transversely of said bed between a retracted position .over said support and an extended position over said bed.

'6. In a device of the class described the combination of a support, means for attaching said support at the side of a bed to permit shiftin of the support longitudinally of said bed, rails fixed on said support top adjacent each end thereof, a bassinet carrier, and two pairs of rollers journaled on each end of said carrier adjacent the forward corners thereof, the opposed rollers of each pair contacting opposite sides of the respective rails and permitting said carrier to be shifted transversely of said bed between a retracted position over said support and an extended position over said bed.

7. In a device of the class described the combination of a support, means for attaching said support at the side of a bed to permit shifting of the support longitudinally of said bed, rails fixed on said support top adjacent each end thereof, a bassinet carrier comprising opposite side arms in the form of vertically-spaced rods extending parallel a portion of their distance rearwardly and then having the upper of each of said pair of rods inclined downwardly toward the rear end of said carrier, and two pairs of rollers journaled on a plate extending between and anchored to the parallel parts of the rods of each of said side arms, the opposed rollers of each pair contacting opposite sides of the respective rails and permitting said carrier to be shifted transversel of said bed between a retracted position over said support and an extended position over said bed.

8. In a device of the class described the combination of a support, means for attaching said support at the side of a bed to permit shifting of the support longitudinally of said bed, rails fixed on said support top adjacent each end thereof, a bassinet carrier comprising opposite side arms in the form'of vertically-spaced rods extending parallel a portion of their distance rearwardly and then having the upper of each of said pair of rods inclined downwardly toward the rear end of said carrier, two pairs of rollers journaled on a plate extending between and anchored to the paralle1 parts of the rods of each of said side arms, the opposed rollers of each pair contacting opposite sides of the respective rails and permitting said carrier to be shifted transversely of said bed be- 6 tween a retracted position over said support and an extended position over said bed, and a coacting spring clip and post attached to one of said rails and to said carrier for releasably retaining said carrier in its retracted position.

9. In a device of the class described the combination with a bed of a bar attached to one of the side rails of said bed, a pair of clamps slidable in slots formed in said bar, a cabinet, hooks mounted on the sides of said cabinet and adapted to engage the respective clamps whereby said cabinet is supported at the side of said bed for shifting longitudinally thereof, and a bassinet carrier mounted on said cabinet for movement transversely of the bed between a, retracted position over said cabinet and an extended position over said bed.

10. In a device of the class described the combination with a bed of a bar attached to one of the side rails of said bed, a pair of clamps slidable in slots formed in said bar, a cabinet, a vertically shiftable hook swiveled at each side of said cabinet adjacent the rear thereof, the free ends of said hooks being receivable in the respective clamps wherebysaid cabinet is supported at the side of said bed for shifting longitudinally thereof, and a bassinet carrier mounted on said cabinet for movement transversel of the bed between a retracted position over said cabinet and an extended position over said bed.

PRESTON A. MCLENDON. JOHN PARKS.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 163,357 Buttenberg May 18, 1875 534,258 Froehlick Feb. 19, 1895 1,495,988 Catino June 3, 1924 2,280,913 Hummel et al Apr. 18, 1942

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/95
International ClassificationA47C19/22, A47C19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/22
European ClassificationA47C19/22