US 2676340 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 1954 G. GARRIOTT ET AL 2,676,340
BEDCOVER SUPPORT Filed April 15, 1947 Patented Apr. 27, 1954 V OFFICE BEDCOVER SUPPORT Gerald L. Garriott and Curtis W. 1'. Walker,
Application April 15, 1947, Serial No. 741,522
This invention relates to a bed cover support.
The chief object of this invention is to provide a bed cover support which can be applied under the mattress and beneath it and the springs, and which support is comprised of but few parts and these of simple construction and which can be collapsed for storage or transportation purposes and which can be adjusted if desired.
The chief feature of the invention resides in pivotally associating two U-shaped members at the confronting ends of their arm portions, at least one of said members at least having in each arm portion a transverse offset portion whereby the mid-portion of the U-shaped member is disposed in offset relation to the plane including the arms of that member which terminate in pivotal connections.
Another feature of the invention resides in providing extensible arms.
A further feature of the invention resides in the plate terminations of said U-shaped members and the lost motion pivotal connection there between.
Other objects and features of the invention will I be set forth more fully hereinafter.
The full nature of the invention will be understood from the accompanying drawings and the following description and claim.
In Fig. 1 of the drawings there is illustrated a perspective view of the left end portion of a bed cover support embodying the invention, the same being of the desired width corresponding to the width of the bed.
Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the pivotal and telescopic connections included in the adjacent ends of the U-shaped members.
Fig. 3 is an elevational view of the same taken at right angles to that shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 and of a, modified form of the invention.
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 and of a still more modified form of the invention.
In Figs. 1 to 3 of the drawings there is illustrated an extensible embodiment of the invention. Therein there is provided a U-shaped means which includes a mid-portion l0 and right angularly disposed arms II that are operably associated with plates l2. A second U-shaped means is provided having a mid-portion l3. The arms of this means are first directed at M at substantially right angles to said mid-portion l3 and in the same horizontal plane therewith, and then are directed vertically upwardly at 15 at substantially right angles to arm portion l t.
The arms II of said first U-shaped means are normally disposed, when the device of the invention is in use, in opposed, facing or confronting relationship to the arm portions I 5 of said second means. Said arm portions l5 are each operably associated with a plate It. The plates l6 are disposed respectively in lapping relation to the plates l2.
It will be understood with respect to said second U-shaped means that said arm portions it are offset from the longitudinal plane of said mid-portion it. However, they are in the same horizontal plane therewith and serve as a base to prevent the device of the invention from tilting under the weight of bed clothes.
As previously indicated the portion I 3 is disposed under the mattress and between it and the springs. The portion I0 is thus projected above the mattress in such manner that it can support bed clothes in spaced relation thereto. The weight of the bed clothes is thus taken off the feet of the occupant of the bed.
Herein each of the plates l2 and [6 are suitably apertured as at l l and I8 respectively. The plates are shown as circular in outline. A rivet is permanently connects the plates together although the rivet is of such character that the plates may, despite such permanent connection, nevertheless be rotated one with respect to the other. Herein the opening ll is elongated as shown more clearly in Figs. 1 and 3.
Projecting laterally relative to the arm portions of one means and formed from a portion of the plates is a tongue 20 directed toward the other plate and seatable in a notch 2! formed in that other plate. The tongue 20 is disposed in longitudinal alignment with the arm I l and the longitudinal axis of the slot I1.
When it is desired to provide for the positioning of the cross member or mid-portion ill at other than the immediately vertically disposed upright relation the plate It may be provided with additional notches 22 arcuately oifset from each other and the notch 2 I.
Whenever it is desired to collapse the structure the two U-shaped slot 2i or 22 as desired.
To provide further adjustment whenever desired or required each of the arm end portions are receivable in a tubular socket. such as socket 23, of elongated character therein and socket 25 of elongated character having bore 25 therein, the same telescopically receiving the arm portions H and i5 respectively and the same being secured in said bores at the adjusted position by suitable means such as the thumb screws 2'? and 23 respectively.
Herein each plate is rigidly secured to, or if desired, formed integral with, the socketed end previously described. Also the cross-dear portion with the arm portions are integral and as shown may comprise metallic or like tubing. Thus the resulting structure is not only eollapsiole, extensibly adjustable, but is oi relatively light weight even when fabricated of metal.
Referring to Fig. 4 wherein a modified form of the invention is'illustrated, it will be noted that the socketed members and rigidly connected plates with the latching means are substantially the same as previously described.
However, in this form of the invention, instead of the so-oalied permanent rivet, a bolt having its head portion M90, is herein shown welded as at not to the plate 536. The stud portion H9 mounts a nut are that completes the pivotal connection and the free end lit be peened over if desired to effect a permanent connection against loss of nut H In the embodiment illustrated in Fig. 5 it will be noted that the bolt having head portion Zita and the threaded shank 239 is independent of the plates and associated with said shank is the wing nut 238 and the lock washer 23%.
The foregoing constitutes the preerred embodiments of the invention but it will be obvious to persons skilled in the art that the plate it might be longitudinally slotted and the tongue provided on the same plate in alignment with the arm or socket member connection thereto and the other plate include the notch or notches.
and having bore Ell Various other reverse forms may be utilized with respect to other phases of the invention, the scope thereof being defined by the appended claim.
The invention claimed is:
A bed cover support comprising a case section to be disposed beneath a bed mattress a bed cover supporting section to he above said mattress, said sections each having a pair of tubular rod members having their ends in proximate offset relationship, an areuate plate -termed at each of said ends and disposed in parallelism with each other, said plate ting centrally disposed openings in registry with each other, a pivot pin passing through said op nings to hold the plates in pivotal relations one of said plates having spaced notches its periphery, a tongue projecting from the other plates in the direction of its companion plate and near the periphery oi the same engage selectively in said notches, o plates having an elongated slot stituting a continuation of the said plate whereby to slidably rec pin to permit one plate to move in with respect to the other, whereby s may he moved to such positions with one another as to engage or disenga e in slots.
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