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Publication numberUS2567082 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1951
Filing dateAug 13, 1948
Priority dateAug 13, 1948
Publication numberUS 2567082 A, US 2567082A, US-A-2567082, US2567082 A, US2567082A
InventorsShuster Elinor B
Original AssigneeShuster Elinor B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baby blanket combination
US 2567082 A
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P 1951 E. B. SHUSTER 2,567,082

BABY BLANKET COMBINATION Filed Aug. 13, 1948 Patented Sept. 4, 1951 UNITED STATE S PAT-LEN ()EEI CE 2,567,082 BABYv BLANKET COMBINATION Elinor B. Shuster,.Minnea,plis', Minn.

ApplicationAugustlit, 1948,--Serial'No. 43-;997 1 4 Claims; (01. 12s+-134)- Thisinventionrelates;to;baby b1anket1combina-- tions;::and particularlygto-a combination: with a baby-blanket of an :easily detachable mattress; cover, which may be firmly anchored to the .mat-v tress, a safety belt, which is easily applied; and:- a .washable, waterproof, though .not uncomfortr" able, padsection.

Not much has been donein this field, to provide.

a baby blanket, .which togetherwith a safety belt,

a waterproof pad. andwa, mattress cover, with ha'vebeenmade, which havea waterproof sheet and also a blanket or covering, both" of which are secured byslide fasteners to-the edges-of the mattressand made to serve oneither side, as themattress is I reversed.

These attachments are available only with the mattress, which is-made especially for them, and are not for use with any stock mattress, so involve considerable expense."

Garments, in the nature of sleeping bags, have been made, which are however-for resting out-of doors, and are-not adaptable for any genera-ruse. An important :object' of my invention is to pro-- vide=a baby blanket combination consisting of a blanket, a safety belt, a waterproof"pad,"and a mattress cover' with meansholding to the mattress and the spring-of a crib, allof which, as a unit, may be readily and firmly'adapted to a mattress, and from which unit, the-blanketmam be completely detached, while the balance of" the:

unit is laundered;

Another important object is tojprovidesuch a baby blanket-combination, which will afford the utmost in comfort and" freedom for the'baby and be easyof-accessywhile still keepingin perfect safety;

Another'object is to providesuch' a baby blanket combination, .whichpcan .be economically manufactured and adapted to any standard baby crib mattress, without. any alteration in the mattress.

Other objects will be apparent from the description andappended claims,

For a full disclosure of my invention, reference is made to the description following and to the drawin in which- Fig. 1 is a perspective View ofmy baby blanket".

combination, applied to an. ordinary baby. crib mattress, and with the blanketspartly detachedand.--folded back, to show thedetails.

Fig 2 is a sectional view taken on the line. 2..-2- of Fig.. 1, but. with. the .blanketfullysecured,

Fig. 3 is a sectional View taken on the line 3+3 1' of Fig.,1,.but withthe blanketfully secured.

Fig.4 isa sectional ,view, on a larger scale',;of., the safety belt, taken through the flexible tabconneetion between the safetybeltand the mattress cover, with the .safetybelt in a tipped up .position,

to show same more clearly.

Referring more particularlyto,the..drawings, I provide. a cover! ofsheeting, which willfitlany standard mattress for a babys crib. This ,cover. extends over theedge .Of.-themattress,..and.has holdingends. I I extendingunder and around each endof themattress. .ItalsohasstrapslZ, secured. i. to the coverby stitching, and the straps have snap. fasteners I 3, by which attachment may. bereadily. madeto the spring of the crib. The .coveril], with. its holding. endsand. straps, has .firm anchorage... to the mattressandspring, and. is retained. in..a perfectly. smooth....,position,... without folds. onwrinkles. Itis, nevertheless, .quickly and. easily removed forchanging andlaundering, which is ordinarily a daily task. With only theendsof .the'. mattress encompassed, the. mattress is open, underneathforventilatiomaand .since such. mate. tres-ses are commonlyreversible, the mattressmay be.turn-ed daily-.and thuskept well aired. -onthen under side of. the cover 10,1 provide a waterproof pad .14, securely. sewed at .its..edg.es .to the cover... This, pad. is .very. nearly .wide. as the. mattress, butdoes. not-extend fullytoeach end. thereof, and

' protects only thearea required. This padis made;

of...- rubberizedv fabric, preferably flannel, and) turned so that the,.flannel-.side-is up,.so the cold..- feeling v.ofthe rubberized... side is not transmitted. through ,thesheet. The material, .-of ,whichthis- .1

pad is made, can besubjectedto boiling waterani i may be washed vdailyfora long-, .time...without,. deterioration... A. protective. band. or safety belt l5, isflexibly attache-dtothecover [0, by stitch.-.-. ing...at-respe.etive ends of.a tab I6. This safety belt has tie..strips-.l1, .for firmlyjsecuring same, after itiswrappedaround thebaby.v It .is..posi,-.. tioned for normal position of .thebabyin the crib, l.. and-the .tab .suspension allows. for freedom of movement. but. does -not permit the. baby to. tum...

oven. It'keeps the baby.in a safe position, soit does not slip underthe covers and smother, which sometimes. happens without such protection. A. blanket I8 is detachably'securedto thecover, with 3 slide type fasteners l9, commonlyknown as zip-' persl. Fastening of same is .made the conventionalmanner, by stitchingthe tape, to which" theyare attached, to the respective materialsjof the blanket and the cover.

Thesefasteners securetheblanket on. each side and. part way across from each side at the head of the bed, so that the baby is normally positioned and positively covered. The baby, however, is easy of access and in case of wetting, the blanket is easily detached, so the balance of the combination may be laundered. In case a quilt or additional covering is required, it is applied over the blanket and requires no fastening, as the securement of the blanket, pre-. vents the baby from disturbing the additional covers.

From the foregoing, it is apparent how my baby blanket combination is made up, and how it must meet the needs. It keeps the baby securely though comfortably covered, it cooperates with the mattress and spring to prevent any displacement, it provides for easy access to the baby for changing purposes, it protects the mattress from damage due to wetting, it can be easily disassembled for laundering, and can be provided at a reasonable cost to fit any standard baby crib mattress.

While I have shown and described a preferred form of my invention, it is obvious that many changes, which are within the scope of my invention, will be apparent to those skilled in the art. I therefore desire to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.

.What I claim is:

1. In combination, a baby blanket, a mattress cover, a water proof pad and a safety belt; said blanket being detachably secured to said cover with slide type fasteners on each side and extending part way across from each side at the head end thereof said mattress cover adapted to fit over the top and edges and ends of a mattress and having holding portions to encompass substantially each end of the mattress for releasable anchorage, and being provided with a plurality of straps with snap fasteners, adapted to attach to a spring of a baby crib; said waterproof pad being secured to the under side of said mattress cover and positioned substantially intermediate of the two ends of said cover; said safety belt comprising a band adapted to fit around the chest of a baby, a plurality of tie strips secured at one end and on the outside of said band a substantial distance from the other end of said band, so as it encompasses the babys chest a portion is provided toward the inside and under the tying of said tie strips, and a narrow tab secured at the ends and flexibly joining said band to the top of said mattress cover substantially medially of the width of said cover, and at a location lengthwise to position a baby within said blanket, said safety belt by reason of said tab and said tie strips allowing freedom of movement but not permitting the baby to turn over.

2. A baby blanket combination, comprising a mattress cover adapted to fit over the top and edges and ends of a mattress and having holding portions to encompass substantially each end of the mattress for releasable anchorage and having means for attaching to a spring of a baby crib; a blanket detachably secured to said cover with slide type fasteners on each side and extending part way across from each side at the head end thereof; a waterproof pad secured to the under side of said mattress cover and positioned substantially intermediate of the two ends of said cover; and a safety belt formed of a band adapted tofit around the chest of a baby, with means to secure said band, so that said band is a continuous wrapping under said means, and with a narrow tab secured at the ends and flexibly joining said band to the top of said mattress cover sub- 4 stantially medially of the width of said cover, and at a location lengthwise to position a baby within said blanket, said safety belt by reason of said tab and said tie strips allowing freedom of movement but not permitting the baby to turn over.

3. In a device of the character described, in combination; a mattress cover adapted to fit over the top and edges and ends of a mattress and having holding portions to encompass substantially each end of the mattress for releasable anchorage, and being provided with a plurality of straps with snap fasteners adapted to attach to a spring of a baby crib, and having washable waterproof means secured to a substantial area on the under side thereof to protect the mattress without discomfort to the baby; a blanket detachably secured to said cover with slide type fasteners on each side and extending part way across from each side at the head end thereof; and a safety belt comprising a band adapted to fit around the chest of a baby, a plurality of tie strips secured at one end and on the outside of said band, so as it encompasses the babys chest a portion is provided toward the inside and under the tying of said tie strips, and a narrow tab secured at the ends and flexibly joining said band to the top of said mattress cover substantially medially of the width of said cover, and at a location lengthwise to position a baby within said blanket, said safety belt by reason of said tab and said tie strips allowing freedom of movement but not permitting the baby to turn over.

4. A baby blanket combination, comprising a mattress cover adapted to fit over the top and edges and ends of a mattress and having holding portions to encompass substantially each end of the mattress for releasable anchorage, and being provided with a plurality of straps with snap fasteners adapted to attach to a spring of a baby crib; a waterproof pad secured to the underside of said mattress cover and positioned substantially intermediate of the two ends of said cover; 7

a safety belt formed of a band adapted to fit around the chest of a baby and having a plurality of tie strips secured at one end and on the outside of said band a substantial distance from the other end of said band, so as to encompass the babys chest and providing a portion toward the inside and under the tying of said tie strips;

and having a narrow tab with the ends thereof secured to and flexibly joining said band to the top of said mattress cover substantially medially of the width of said cover, and at a location lengthwise to position a baby in a crib, and by reason of said tab and said tie strips allowing freedom of movement but not permitting the baby to turn over; and a blanket with means detachably securing said blanket to said mattress cover on each side and extending part way across from each side at the head end thereof sufliciently to cover the babys shoulders, and permitting covers to be added without being disturbed, due to restraint of the blanket by said means.

ELINOR B. SHUSTER.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,151,434 Malah Mar. 21, 1939 2,284,448 Reinholz May 26, 1942 2,313,337 Gurke Mar. 9, 1943 2,332,831 Reinholz Oct. 26, 1943

Patent Citations
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US4858625 *Nov 25, 1987Aug 22, 1989Cramer Judith CSecurity restraining blanket
US5094251 *May 30, 1990Mar 10, 1992Chester-Bowes LimitedRelating to restraint arrangements
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EP0165043A2 *Jun 11, 1985Dec 18, 1985David Anthony BrooksChild safety restraint
Classifications
U.S. Classification128/872, 5/494, 5/500, 5/484
International ClassificationA47G9/02, A47G9/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/04
European ClassificationA47G9/04