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Publication numberUS2801427 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1957
Filing dateMar 8, 1954
Priority dateMar 8, 1954
Publication numberUS 2801427 A, US 2801427A, US-A-2801427, US2801427 A, US2801427A
InventorsWarren E Crocker
Original AssigneeBen Gustan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fireproof pad
US 2801427 A
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Aug. 6, 1957 w. E. cRocKER FIREPROOF PAD Filed March 8, 1954 Warren E. Cracker INVENTOR.

nited States Patent 2,801,427 FIREPROOF PAD Warren E. Crocker, Portland, reg., assignor, by direct and mesne assignments, of one-third to Ben Gustan, Portland, Greg.

Application March 8, 1954, Serial No. 414,626 Claims. (Cl. 5-354) This invention relates in general to improvements in pads, and more specifically to a fireproof bed pad.

The primary object of this invention is to provide a bed pad to be utilized as a covering for mattresses, and the like, the bed pad being formed of fire-resistant material so as to prevent the accidental ignition of a mattress, or the like.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved fireproof bed pad which includes a centrally disposed heat-reflective foil sheet which will not only prevent a direct passage of flames to a mattress, or the like, protected by the bed pad, but will also prevent the transfer of heat through the bed pad so as to prevent scorching ofthe mattress, or the like.

A further object of this invention is to provide an improved fireproof pad which may be utilized as a bandage, the fireproof pad including waterproof coverings so as to permit the pad to be utilized without excessive changing.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a bottom perspective view of the mattress and shows the same equipped with the bed pad, which is the subject of this invention;

Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical sectional view taken through the center of the bed pad of Figure 1 and shows the general cross section thereof;

Figure 3 is an enlarged exploded perspective view of the various layers which form the bed pad.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that there is illustrated the bed pad which is the subject of this invention, the bed pad being referred to in general by the reference numeral 10. The bed pad is illustrated as being secured over a mattress 12 in protective relation.

Referring now to Figures 2 and 3, it will be seen that the bed pad 10 includes a central layer in the form of an aluminum foil sheet 14. Disposed on opposite sides of the aluminum foil sheet 14 are next outer layers in the form of insulating blankets.16. It is preferred that the insulating blankets 16 are formed of a mineral wool of fiberglass. The bed pad 10 further includes outer layers in the form of coverings 18. The coverings 18 are preferably formed of a waterproof material or waterproofed cloth.

Referring now to Figures 1 and 2, it will be seen that the various layers of the bed pad 10 are disposed in overlying relation and secured together by suitable stitching 20. It will be understood that the stitching 20 may either be in the form of parallel rows or quilting, as desired. It will be seen that the stitching 20 securely secures together the various layers of the bed pad 10 and at the same time does not transfer heat from one side of the bed pad to the other.

In order that the bed pad 10 may be secured to a mattress, such as the mattress 12, it may be so desired to be form-fitting. The bed pad 10 then may be secured in place on the mattress 12 by securing along the edges thereof at spaced intervals, suitable straps 22. The straps 22 may be tied together as at 24 or otherwise connected so as to secure the bed pad 10 to the mattress 12.

2,801,427 Patented Aug. 6, 1957 Although the foil sheet 14 and the insulation blankets 16 have been illustrated and described as the sides being separate, if so desired, the foil 14 may come bonded to the inner surface of one of the blankets 16. Thus, the bed pad iii may be more easily constructed.

It will be seen that the bed pad 10 is of such a nature whereby it will not readily burn and therefore accidental ignition of mattresses, and the like, will be prevented. This will eliminate many fires which have caused death of smokers who have fallen asleep in their beds. Further, due to the position of the foil sheet 14, the heat will not be transmitted through the bed pad 10 but reflected by the foil sheet. Therefore, there is little or no possibility of heat passing through the bed pad 10 to cause scorching of the covering of the mattress 12 and the ignition thereof through the bed pad 10.

Inasmuch as the coverings 18 are formed of waterproof material, it will be seen that the bed pad 10 may be very readily cleaned. Also, if so desired, the bed pad 10 may be in the form of a conventional pad without the particular configuration illustrated in Figure l and i may be utilized as bandages in certain types of cases.

Further, it will be seen that the utilization of the pad will not be limited to either bandages or a bed pad inasmuch as through experimentation many other uses will be found for the pad.

From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A fireproof bed pad comprising a metallic foil sheet, blankets of insulation on opposite sides of said foil sheet, outer ornamental coverings over said blankets, said sheet, said blankets and said coverings being imperforate.

2. A fireproof bed pad comprising a metallic foil sheet, blankets of insulation on opposite sides of said foil sheet, outer ornamental coverings over said blankets, said sheet, said blankets and said coverings being imperforate, said coverings being in the form of a waterproofed cloth.

3. A fireproof bed pad comprising a metallic foil sheet, blankets of insulation on opposite sides of said foil sheet, outer ornamental coverings over said blankets, said sheet, said blankets and said coverings being imperforate, said coverings being in the form of a waterproofed cloth, said blankets being formed of fiberglass and said foil being formed of aluminum.

4. A fireproof bed pad comprising a metallic foil sheet, blankets of insulation on opposite sides of said foil sheet, outer ornamental coverings over said blankets, said sheet, said blankets and said coverings being imperforate, said foil being bonded to one of said blankets.

5. A fireproof cover for mattresses comprising a central metallic foil sheet, blankets of insulation disposed on opposite sides of said foil sheets, outer cloth coverings over said blankets, and stitching passing through said foil sheet, said blanket of insulation and said cloth coverings and securing said foil sheet, said blankets and said cloth coverings together.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,222,782 Moses Nov. 26, 1940 2,561,891 Tucker July 24, 1951 2,579,964 Reynolds Dec. 25, 1951 2,632,187 Wooifendale Mar. 24, 1953 2,726,977 See et a1. Dec. 13, 1955

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/483, 297/DIG.500, 5/500, 5/498
International ClassificationA47C27/00, A47C21/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47C27/005, A47C21/022, A47C31/001, A47C31/105, Y10S297/05
European ClassificationA47C21/02A, A47C31/00B, A47C31/10A, A47C27/00T8