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Publication numberUS2670567 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1954
Filing dateMay 12, 1951
Priority dateMay 12, 1951
Publication numberUS 2670567 A, US 2670567A, US-A-2670567, US2670567 A, US2670567A
InventorsMeyer Mortimer R
Original AssigneeVivitex Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Table pad
US 2670567 A
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March 2, 1954 M. R. MEYER 2,670,567

TABLE PAD Filed May 12, 1951- FIG.I

INVENTOR Patented Mar. 2 1954 I v y UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE :Mortimer E. Meyer, Flushing, N. Y., assignor to Vivitex Corporation,,New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application May 12, 1951, Serial No. 225,989

4 Claims. (01. 45-684) This invention relates to protective pads, prina protective pad to which the invention is apcipally intended for use on dining tables, to plied. In this showing: protect them against normal spilling of foods, Fig. lisabottom plan view; the heat of plates and of utensils, and the like. Fig.2 is a top plan view; and

Various types of pads to be used beneath the Fig. 3 is a detailed, sectional view on line 33 tablecloth have heretofore been proposed. The of Fig. 2; first requirements of such pads are that they be Referring to the drawing the pad consists of heat-resistant and waterproof. It is further a base film I, a padding- 2 of cotton batting, and necessary that the surface of the pad in contact an upper film or layer 3. The base layer I, which with the table be formed of a material which 10 is in contact with the varnish or other surface will not react with varnish or other finish of the finish of the table, must be formed of a material table. In the present invention I provide a pad which is compatible with the varnish or other having these characteristics and also having suffinish and will not react with it. At the same ficient flexibility to permit its use on tables of time it should be flexible and tough. For this different sizes and shapes. Thus, the necessity 1 purpose I preferably employ a film of polyethof custom-built pads to fit particular tables is yl n It i r d to he n m e l y avoided. of cotton batting by quilting, as indicated at 4,.

In carryingout the invention I provide a pad or in any other suitable manner. The outer layer having a base layer of a non-plasticized film, an of film is preferably formed of a material that intermediate layer of padding sufiiciently thi k 0 is heat resistant and fire resistant and is tough to protect the table against the heat of plates or a d fi b s pu I preferably of utensils, and an upper layer of a vinyl plastic p y Vinyl Chloride resin, s as which is waterproof and flexible. The base layer manufattllled y the Firestone Plastic p ymay be secured to the intermediate layer in any The three layers are held together by a binding suitable manner. In the specific embodiment of 5 arranged around the perimeter o the pad and the invention herein disclosed, the base layer con- Secured to the layers by Stitching sists of a polyethylene film which is quilted to Order F 'P bmdmg 5 Wlthout gath' an intermediate layer of cotton batting, suffiermg Wrmkhng' is necessary to first Secure ciently thick to provide the necessary protection the layerla to t i laye; lpiiorzhjs against heat. The upper or facing layer, prefg gggg fig sg xgi g 5 g g erably, consists of a vinyl chloride resin film 0 ge o e p S which is sufiiciently flexible and is waterproof. the upper and lower facings of the pad were The method of securing f facing or upper formed of vinyl compositions, it would .be posiiiz g q g irf gfi z li g i g gg g gi ggg siblemto great seal or Electronically seal the lay; ers ge er and pro uce a smooth, even join n a binding strip is placed arOllIld the edge However, the vinyl compounds cannot be used of the p the D1 layer of v y fi s secured for the base layer of the pad as they would mar to the intermediate cotton batting by a layer of the finish of the table. The polyethylene mateglue extending inwardly from the perimeter of 40 rial is not compatible with the vinyl resins for the pad a distance of several inches. The adheheat sealing or electronic sealin sive employed is preferably a poly-vinyl resin Vmyl adhesive is thus pp to e film emulsion which will sufficiently soften the vinyl 3 entlrel? around the edge causmg surface film to cause it to become firmly glued to the of the Vmyl film to soften and perfmttmg It to cotton batting to provide a continuous seal be to the i s around the entire perimeter of the pad. A bind- 22 d o 2 rgermlts bmdmg.5 to be ing is then applied by an ordinary sewing mag i g g y an or mary Sewmg chine operation and with the facing adhesively If layers and 3 were not initially Secured resist;assistants traits e by e i opera ion, e uneven ension of th sewin erties normally encountered in sewing two or more 6 g 0p ation on the materials of such differences in materials of uneven thickn s ch as h thickness would cause gathering or wrinkling and mg,wr1nk11ng or the like, are avoided. not produce a satisfactory product. The initial In the accompanying drawing I have shown securing of the layers by the adhesive also saves dicated at I in Fig. 3 of the drawing. If bothtime in matching the layers prior to the sewing operation. It produces a pad with a continuous smooth edge which will not cause wrinkling of the table-cloth when the pad is used on the table.

As stated, the pad is flexible permitting its use on tables of difierent sizes. It is easily cleaned as the surfaces may be wiped with a damp cloth. Sealing the top layer 3 to the intermediate layer by the adhesive results in a great time saving in the sewing of the binding 5. A

pad of this type is generally about seven feet in perimeter. Sewable lengths, which would hate to be matched in the absence of the adhesive, are about eighteen inches. Thus much time would be wasted in matching these lengths to insure the production of a smooth, unwrinkled pad.

I claim:

1. A table pad comprising a bottom film of polyethylene, an intermediate layer of cotton battingsecu-red to said bottom film at least around the perimeter thereof, a water impervious top film of a vinyl plastic, an'd' an adhesive layerbetween the cotton batting'a'nd'th'e vinyl film, the adhesive layer extending inwardlyfrorn the edge of the pad' substantially entirely around the pe- '4 rimeter thereof and securely bonding the vinyl film to the cotton batting.

2. A table pad as defined in claim 1 and having a binding on the edge thereof sewed through the three layers of the pad.

3. A table pad as defined in claim 2 in which the adhesive layer is a vinyl compound.

4'. A-. table pad as defined in claim 1 in which the bottom film of polyethylene is quilted to the intermediate layer of cotton batting.


References Cited in the file of this patent UN-IJIED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,53%913 Cohen et a1 Apr. 14, 1925 2,093,083 Kl'au Sept. 14, 1937 25382899 Dodge et a1 Jan. 23, 1951 2,576,278 Bode Nov. 27, 1951 235982090: Yang. et'al; Mam 2%,.1952

OTHER REFERENCES" Modern Plastics; page 78,-Eebruary' 1948 ModernPlastics, pages 62' and- 63, August-.4950.

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U.S. Classification428/74, 428/102
International ClassificationA47G23/03, A47G23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G23/03
European ClassificationA47G23/03