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Publication numberUS2611363 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 23, 1952
Filing dateSep 26, 1950
Priority dateSep 26, 1950
Publication numberUS 2611363 A, US 2611363A, US-A-2611363, US2611363 A, US2611363A
InventorsRobert J Peters
Original AssigneeRobert J Peters
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safety body supporting device
US 2611363 A
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Sept. 23, 1952 RL J. PETERS 2,611,363

SAFETY BODY SUPPORTING DEVICE Filed Sept. 26, 1950 2 SHEETS-SHEET l SPt 23 1952 R. J. PETERS 2,511,363

SAFETY BODY SUPPORTING DEVICE Filed sept. 2e, 195o z'sHEET's--SHEET 2 IN VEN TOR.

,055.97- J. P57525, BY l' Patented Sept. 23, `1952L UNITED STATE-S. .PATENTOFw-FIC'if,

2,611,363 v SAFETY BODY sUPPoRTINGiDEvIoE Robert J Peters, Coeur dkAlen-e, Idaho Application septembrzc, 1950, serial No. 186,777

provided with means for comfortably engaging the body of an infant to prevent rolling and crawling movements of the infant.

Another object of this inventionis to comfortably support an infant ina manner to obviate rolling and creeping movements of the infant, Without impeding the muscular exercise of the infant and without preventing bathing and dressing of the infant. y

Another object of this invention is to provide a comfortable body supporting member, whichis mounted on mobile head and foot supports'and which has one end thereof vertically adjustable forpositioning the support in a plane inclined to the horizontal. l

In the accompanying drawingsz' Figure 1 is a view in perspective of the baby holder or restraining bed, constructed in accordf ance with the principles of this invention;`v

Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof;

Figure 3 is a side elevational view thereof;

Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view on line 4 4 of Figure 3;

Figure 5 is an enlarged detail sectional view taken on line 5 5 of Figure 2; 1

Figure 6 is a fragmentary longitudinal vertical sectional view taken on line 6 6 of Figure 2, and

Figure 7 is a, detailed sectional view taken on line 1 1 of Figure 2.

Referring now particularly tothe drawings, the body supporting and restraining means I0 includes a vertical foot support l2 and a head support I4, the supports being formed from U- shaped tubular members I6 and I8 on the free terminals of the legs of which casters 20 are mounted, thereby lending mobility to Vthe head and foot supports.

Rectangular bracing frames 22 and 24 are connected at their corners to the legs of the head and foot supports by fasteners 26, the brace frames rigidifying the supports and sustaining the supports in fixed longitudinal relationship. 'The brace frames are vertically spaced, with the frame 24 being located adjacent to the bottom of the supports and the brace frame 22 being disposed adjacent to the upper ends of the supports.

takenments 32, which are transversely disposed'` through the upper ends of the legs of the foot support and engage the free ends of the legs 34 and 36 ofthe tubular member. r i i A pair of straps 38 and 40 support the bight portion 42 of the tubular member in adjustable positions on the bight portion 44 of the headV support. The straps include bearing ends` 4i?` which arecircumposed on the bight portion,42 o fj the tubular member and elongated portionsy 4'8,i which are formed withspaced apertures F10-for the reception of bolts 52, which are disposed through transverse openings 54 in the bight 'por-Y tion 44 of thel head support and fastened'A by' wing nuts 56. f

In this manner, the tubular member or frame is vertically adjustable about the horizontal pivots 32 and positionable in planes inclined' to the horizontal. Y

A exible body supporting memberv 58v is suspended between the legs 34 and 36 ofthe' tubular frame, the opposing longitudinal margi" nal edges of the supporting member 58 being extended around the legs and stitched to the sup.- porting member by an inv and out stitch 60. Thus,- sleeves 62 are dened and receive the legs of thev tubular frame to suspend the supporting member between the legs of the frame.

Flexible suspension straps 64 and 66 are pro vided and are formed with sleeve endsv 68 disposed on the bight portion 42 of the tubular frame, the opposing ends of the straps being releasably affixed by snap fastening means 10 to the underside of the top edge of the supporting member 58. Y

` A waist encircling restraining belt or strap 12.V is stitched transversely on the supporting member 58 and the opposing ends thereof are provided with cooperative snap fastening means 14.

Boots 16`and 18 are disposed longitudinally on the supporting member below the belt or strap 12 and are releasably and adjustably affixed to the supporting member. To effect the attachment of the boots to the supporting member,` straps are provided, the straps having their intermediate portions arranged transversely of and extending around the foot portions of the boots and having their end portions extending longitudinally of each side of the leg portions of: the boots, the opposing ends 82 and 84 of the straps projecting beyond the open ends of the boots and being provided with sockets 86, en-

the leg portions of the boots and encompass theV straps toattach the straps to the boots in the position and manner illustrated.

In use, the infant is placed on the supporting member 58 and the ends of the belt 'l2 are fastened together around the waist of the infant,"

with the feet and legs of the infant being disposed within the boots 16 and 18. Thus, the major portions of the body of thev infant are exposed for bathing or dressing and, the arms and legs of the infant are not restrained, so that muscular activity can be indulged in.

'I'he frame may be tilted to a position in a plane inclined to the horizontal, for bathing the infant, so as to direct thewater downwardly off the bottom edge of the supporting member, Where a suitable receptacle may be provided. Or, the frame may be raised, for feeding purposes or the like, at which times, it is desirable to have the infant supported in an inclined position.

The body supporting member 58, which is formed of canvas or ducking is removable for laundering-'by releasing the snap fasteners 'I andthe pivots 32, the member being sleeved oil thel legs of the frame 30.

Obviously, bymaking the supporting Vmember andthe attendant frames on a larger scale, the

device may be used as a hospital .bed or operating l table.

Having thus described this invention, what is claimed is:

1. A bed comprising a pair'of vertical U-shaped members forming head and foot supports, brace frames connecting the legs, a U-shaped bar pivoted at the free terminals of its legsv to the foot supports, apertured straps depending from the bight portion of the bar, fasteners selectively engaged inthe apertures for attaching the straps to the head support, a flexible body supporting member attached at its opposing longitudinal marginal edges to the legs of the bar and disposed transversely therebetween, means attaching said member to the bight portion of the bar, a waist encircling adjustable strap xed transversely on the member, boots disposed vlongitudinally on the member, and means kyformed on the member and on the boots forattaching `said bootsV to the member, said last means including straps having their intermediate portions extending around the foot portions of the' boots and having their ends extending beyond the legiDortions of the' boots, and'snap'fasteners formed on the ends of the straps and on the member.

2. A bed comprising a pair of vertical-,Ueshaped members forming 'head andfcot supports, brace frames connecting the legs, a U-shapedbarpivotedat 'the free'terminals of its legs to the Vfoot supports, apertured straps depending from the bight portion of the bar, fasteners selectively engaged in the apertures for attaching the straps tothe head support, a flexible body supporting member attached at its opposing longitudinal marginal edges to the'legs of the bar and `disposed transversely therebetween, means Iattaching said memberto the bight portionnf thebar, awaist encircling adjustable strap fixed transversely on the member, boots disposed longitudinally on the member, and means formed on the member and on the boots for` attaching said boots to the member, said last means including straps having their intermediate portions extending around the foot portions of the boots and having their ends extending beyond the leg portions of the boots, snap fasteners formed on the ends of the straps and on the member, and elastic bands encircling the leg portions of the boots and encompassing the straps for retaining the straps on the boots.

3. In a leg restraintmeans the combination, with a body supporting member, of a pair of boots supported upon said member longitudinally thereof and shaped to enclose the feet and part of the legs of a'person supported on said member, and means on the member and on the boots for attaching said boots to the member, said means including straps having their intermediate portions extending around the foot portions of the boots and having their ends extending beyond the leg portions of the boots, and cooperating, separable fastener elements on the ends of the straps and on said member.

4. In a leg restraint means the combination, with a body supporting member, of a pair of boots supported upon said member longitudinally thereof and shaped to enclose the feet and part of the legs of a person supported on said member, and means on the member and on the boots for attaching said boots to the member, said means including straps having their intermediate lportions extending around the foot portions of the boots and having their ends extending beyond the leg portions. of the boots, cooperating, separable fastener elements on the ends of the straps and on ksaid member, and elastic bands encircling the leg portions of the boots and encompassing the straps for retaining the straps on the boots.

5. In a leg restraint means the combination, with a body supporting member, of a pair of boots supported upon said memberlongitudinally thereofand shaped yto enclose the feet and part of the legs of aperson supported on said member, and means von the member and on the boots .for attaching said boots to the member', said `means including straps having their intermediate portions arranged transversely of the foot portions #leg portions of the boots, cooperating separable fastener elements on the ends of the'straps and on said member, and elastic bands' encircling the leg portions of theboots and encompassing the straps for retainingthe Vstraps on the boots. Y

ROBERT J. PETERS.

RFRENCES :CITED The following references are of record in the ille of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/603, 5/655, 297/466, 5/624
International ClassificationA47D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D5/00, A47D15/008
European ClassificationA47D5/00, A47D15/00F4