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Publication numberUS2695415 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 30, 1954
Filing dateJul 7, 1952
Priority dateJul 7, 1952
Publication numberUS 2695415 A, US 2695415A, US-A-2695415, US2695415 A, US2695415A
InventorsFrancis C Holton
Original AssigneeFrancis C Holton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mattress
US 2695415 A
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Nov. 30, 1954 F. C. HOLTON MATTRESS Filed July 7, 1952 F. C. HOLTON.

. United (Ianada s im my 7, 1955,- seah'so. 237,421 ii catasst 5445" This invention relates to a mattress construction, ar

infants, the cever-ingior which may or may not be an In any ease,themattr'ess-is usually oftional advantages;

According to the invention generally, a mattress is provided i-nclu'dihg a cushio'rl-like b'otiy snppertin section and a relatively thin porous head supporting section co-extens ive t ir'ewith, 'with fnansffor supporting the latter substantially in the plane of the upper surface 6f th'body supporting section and providing ther nelew aiiair space; Preferably, the head supporting se'c'tioh takes the form of a skeleton frame work connected to the cushion-like body section of the mattress and is designed t6 receive thereover a slip cover of thin perms material sue-h as muslinor the like, are intermediate portion of which, suspended between elements of the framework, forms the support for the head and/ or upper portion of the torso.

Preferably, also, the frame-work provides an apron therebelow in vertically spaced relation to the head supporting section, the cushion-like body supporting section of the mattress and the apron being formed of an impervious washable material.

The invention may take various forms within the principle thereof and will be clearly understood by reference to the following detailed specification taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, illustrating a preferred form of structure.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a preferred form of mattress construction according to the invention, illustrating the manner in which the infant may lie thereon and be supported thereby;

Figure 2 is a perspective detail of the skeleton frame forming part of the head supporting section in the preferred form of structure; and

Figure 3 is a transverse section taken through the lower part of the skeleton frame which provides an underlying apron below the head supporting section.

Referring to the drawings, A indicates a mattress as Thepr'es'ent invention generally avbidstiisadvantages the conventional type 'of mattress and prbvities addia whole which is made up of a body supporting section B and a head supporting section C. These general terms are used for the purpose of clarity of definition, it being understood that the head supporting section may also serve to support a section of the upper torso, such as the shoulders, as indicated in the drawings.

The body supporting section B is of generally conventional form, to provide a cushion-like element of wellknown construction. This preferably is covered with an impervious covering which is washable. The head supporting section includes a relatively thin porous support 11 which, in the preferred form of structure, takes the form of an envelope or slipcover which is designed States Patent 0 a The width of the frame-wars 12' is sl i' to slip over 21 parties erthe skeleton framewverle n ce the" head supper-ting sectieii, as will be clearly referred mediately'as at 15 to dispose the upper vertically spaced relationship to the 1oweae1emeatgu; eat i s th'e "widthof the berry portion tare se that the skeleton tram is will overlap thes'ide edges shown in' Figure 1-. v

adjacent Eh heads the busy seetien as The lower element '14 or the head-sa partni seetierr C is designed ts be covered with an imperviuus er'iat suchaS' thatemployed fl ihii ts-odypertion h this covering, ihdic'at'ti BY the ffiilfi'eral 16 may, in fact, be 5-- continuation of the material covering the body-ififtiofi- B"; the preference pain 1 1 ease, that tl ie had supporting seetien iii S'Wingbly tibhfiec'td 16 the may {fit}? tion B, which may be effected through the flexible wit eiir'ig material, w-hthbf it is a iitirlu'atififi of the mattress 6!" a separate hiati'i Wh h' ay SeWifti y the body por't-ibhto establish ehaeenn ion:

it is preferable-that th lower elem sulil'jfiftih S'ClibhC iii titles 5 member extending a element shell as the stiffening 'elfnfit- 17 "(Fig f3) at hare:- board or other suitable material, whiche set-ween thes'idehiefnbers 1 36f theeieinent 14 aiid is wra ped around these members as-"at l9 aiid seenredte itself- 319 by staplin g' a stiffening at 29 adjacent the free lapped edges thereof or other suitable The stiffening element T7 not ii'ecssaiil'y esse tial b'iltmay HE advantagedusr efn ployed here the side members" 18 a rt initiated free ehds beiew the side members 6f up setih 1 3, The covering lfi suitbly enveiepes the lwer'setin 11 thus prev g; ineffect; afi apron g'eh'eial-ly-inflicat fi b the le'tt D-. This apiofi, as 'h'CW/fi if; Fi'l'ir I diseases iii 'ver'tieaity s aced apart relations ip seetin thillsipiovidis a ohiplt'e Qiid Silbstah tial air channel between the apron and the head supporting element 11.

As previously indicated, the head supporting element 11 takes the form of a thin porous material made into an envelope or slip-cover which is suspended intermediately between the side members 21 and end member 22 of the upper section 13 of the head supporting section C. This, therefore, provides a reasonably suitable and comfortable support for the infant's head, eliminates the possibility of the head indenting into a cushioning element such as a conventional mattress and consequent overheating which may result in chills or other harmful effects and, by reason of the free air circulation between the apron D and the head supporting element 11, the infants head will not become excessively warm, overheated or generally uncomfortable. Likewise, it is perfectly obvious that if the infant were to roll over on to its stomach so that its face was in direct contact with the head supporting element 11, the infant would be able to breathe reasonably through the porous covering which would eliminate possibility of smothering as in the case of a conventional mattress.

Of equal importance is the facility for maintaining the mattress sanitary. As indicated, the body supporting section B is of impervious material and washable. The head supporting section embodying the thin porous head supporting element in the form of an envelope or slip-cover can be readily changed with little difficulty, is easily washable and of particular importance is the fact that if the infant expels food and/or saliva, it will tend to pass through the thin porous element 11 below which extends the readily washable apron D.

Likewise, milk from a leaking bottle will pass through the element 11. Thus, as compared to a porous conventional mattress, unsanitary conditions are avoided; as compared with a conventional mattress having an impervious covering, accumulation of liquid or the like and possibility of smothering of the child, is avoided.

Patented Nov. 1954 "at the head" Accordingly, therefore, the invention provides substantial advantages from the point of view of baby health and Obviously, variations may well be made in the principle of the invention above described, in relation to the preferred form. It is therefore intended that the foregoing should be interpreted as illustrative of the invention and that it should not be interpreted in a limiting sense and that no limitations should be imposed other than those set forth in the appended claims.

What I claim as my invention is:

1. In a mattress, a cushion-like body supporting section and a head supporting section of substantially the same width, said head supporting section including a pair of supports in parallel spaced relation, supported substantially in the plane of the upper surface of the body supporting section, and a relatively thin porous head rest extending between said pair of supports, said body supporting section being insertable between said pair of supports.

2. In a mattress as claimed in claim 1, a covering for the clushion-like body support of impervious washable materia 3. In a mattress as claimed in claim 1, a covering for the cushion-like body support of impervious washable material, said head supporting portion also including an apron extending below said pair of supports in spaced apart parallel relation thereto and substantially in a plane co-incident with the lower surface of the body supporting section, said apron including a covering of impervious washable material.

4. In a mattress as claimed in claim 1, said head supporting portion including an apron extending below said pair of supports, in spaced apart parallel relation thereto and substantially in a plane co-incident with the lower surface of the body supporting section, said apron including a covering of impervious washable material.

, 5. In a mattress, a cushion-like body supporting section, and a head supporting section including a frame having a pair of side supports disposed in substantially parallel relation, spaced apart a distance substantially equal to the width of the body supporting portion and having means to dispose said supports in a plane sub- 4 i V stantially co incident to the top surface of the body supporting section, a relatively thin porous head rest extending between said pair of supports, and means for flexibly securing said frame to the body supporting portion.

6. In a mattress as claimed in claim 5, said means for disposing said supports including a second pair of supports disposed in vertically spaced relation to the first pair a distance substantially equal to the thickness of the body supporting portion, and an impervious element extending between said second pair of supports forming an apron below and in spaced relation to said head rest.

7. In a mattress as claimed in claim 6, said pair of supports being formed from a single piece of material.

8. In a mattress as claimed in claim 1, a stiffening element extending between the second pair of supports.

9. In a mattress, a cushion-like body supporting section and a separate head supporting section, removably connected thereto, the latter comprising a frame having a pair of parallel supports disposed in a common plane and spaced apart a distance substantially equal to the width of the mattress body-supporting section and supporting means in combination therewith and spaced apart therefrom perpendicularly to their plane a distance substan-' tially equal to the thickness of-the body supporting portion of the mattress.

10. In a mattress as claimed in claim 9, said supporting means comprising a second pair of supports integral with the first pair-v and bent in spaced relation thereto.

11. In a mattress as claimed in claim 9, said supporting means comprising a second pair of substantially parallel supports disposed in a common plane substantially parallel to and spaced from the plane of the first pair and a flexibleimpervious material extending between said, secv ond pair of supports forming an apron, said first pair forming supports for a thin porous head rest disposed therebetween in a plane parallel to said apron.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 200,620 Switzerland Apr. 17, 1939

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/655, 5/643, 5/638, 5/661
International ClassificationA47D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D15/00, A47D15/003
European ClassificationA47D15/00, A47D15/00B2