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Publication numberUS2832967 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 6, 1958
Filing dateJul 18, 1956
Priority dateJul 18, 1956
Publication numberUS 2832967 A, US 2832967A, US-A-2832967, US2832967 A, US2832967A
InventorsSobel Henry L
Original AssigneeSobel Henry L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2832967 A
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United States Patent BLANKET Henry L. Sobel, Forest Hills, N. Y.

Application July 18, 1956, Serial No. 598,558

Claims. (Cl. 5-334) This invention relates to a bed covering, and more particularly to a blanket construction.

It is an object of my invention to provide a blanket which may be used as a covering during the progressive changes in growth of an infant through childhood, whereby the same article may serve as a convenient protective covering in the various stages of growth, or to meet varying bed sizes.

It is known that blankets are provided in varying sizes to fit the beds with which the blankets are to be used. A standard size blanket for a youths bed is a cumbersome articleto handle for an infants' crib. Conversely, it is uneconomical to accommodate each bed size with a comformingly sized blanket.

Accordingly, it is an object of my invention to provide a blanket which, by the use of adjustable fastening means, may be comformingly fitted to varying sizes of beds.

In accordance with my invention, it is an object thereof to provide a blanket, the peripheral edges of which are provided with conformingly located fastening elements in the form of grommets, whereby a bed covering or protective article may be formed suitably as a receiving type unit for an infant, and then progressively to enlarge the covering capacity to accommodate the child as it grows.

Still more particularly, it is an object of my invention to provide a blanket having cooperating fastening elements which are selectively removable to vary the points of attachment, and thereby hold the blanket neatly and securing in polygonal outline of various dimensions, thus permitting the blanket to be used to cover bed sizes of various dimensions.

To attain these objects and such further objects as may appear herein or be hereinafter pointed out, I make reference to the accompanying drawing, forming a part hereof, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of a blanket in accordance with my invention;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of a fragment of a fastening means, in magnified form;

Figures 3, 4 and 5 are perspective views showing the progressive steps in converting the blanket to a bunting;

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the blanket, adjusted to a different size;

Figures 7, 8 and 9 are diagrammatic views showing folds for adjusting the blanket to different sizes.

Making reference to the drawing, I illustrate a sheet fabric blank 1 in the form of a polygonal figure constituting a rectangle, in which the edges A and Au are in parallelism and of the same size and edges B and Rh are in parallelism and of the same size.

The sheeting material which is illustrated is a pilous or brushed type fabric, such as wool blanket material, it being understood that other sheeting may suggest itself to those skilled in the art.

Where blanket material is chosen, the peripheral edge is stitched with an overlook stitch S, to prevent unravelling and for uniform appearance as well as to ornament ice the same, it being understood that other edge binding may be employed.

The blank so provided is formed on the edge B with grommets 1 to 7, which are uniformly spaced apart. Edge Bb has provided a row of grommets 10 to 16. The shorter edges Aa are provided with grommets 8 and 9, 17 and 18. Each of the grommets constitutes one member of a pair of complemental fastening elements, as will be hereinafter described, and it will be observed that the grommets 1 to 7, and 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 and 10, respectively, are conformably located.

Likewise, grommets 7, 8, 9 and 10 along the edge A0 are arranged conformably to the grommets 1, 18, 17 and 16, respectively, along the edge A.

The complemental fastening element which is illustrated in Figure 2 comprises a flexible heavy thread, rope, braid or chain 19, to the opposite ends of which are fixed pompons 2 0 and 21. The readily compressible tufts of yarn may be frictionally pushed through the grommet 10, illustrated in Figure 2. Other securing means which may pass through a plurality of grommets to hold a stack thereof along the tie 19 will suggest themselves, and lacing, ribbons, may, in a measure, serve a similar purpose.

Reference is now made to Figures 3, 4 and 5 for purposes of illustrating the conversion of the blank 1 from its fully extended position, shown in Figure 1, to a bunting. For this purpose, the grommet 10 may be aligned over grommet 3. This forms a fold line 22. Thereupon grommet 7 is superimposed over grommet 14. In this position, a pouch portion 23 is formed and a rectangular, single layered section 24 extends to one side of the pouch. This portion may be further folded additionally, to reduce the dimensions of the bunting or infant receiving type unit by under-folding the fabric so that grommet 1 is aligned with grommet 3 and grommet 10, and 16 is aligned with grommets 14 and 7, providing a fold line 25.

In Figure 1, the blank 1, where it constitutes a size of about 54 x 80," may be used to fit a youths bed. With this construction, a unitary assembly of a size of about 54" x 54" may be secured, as shown in Figure 6, by

overlying grommet 7 on grommet 3 along the fold line 26, and overlying grommet 6 on grommet 4, grommet 10 on grommet 14, and grommet 11 on grommet 13.

A blanket of approximately 54" x 67" is illustrated in Figure 1 wherein the blank is folded to bring grommet 7 in alignment with grommet 5 and conformingly bringing grommet 10 in alignment with grommet 12.

In Figure 7 a diagrammmatic illustration is shown of the fold just described.

In Figure 8, a diagrammatic cross-sectional view is shown of the fold which may be secured in accordance with the embodiment illustrated in Figure 6.

In Figure 9, a diagrammatic illustration is shown in cross section of a fold whereby a blanket size of 40" X 54" is secured, in which construction grommet 7 is brought into alignment with grommet 1; grommet 8 with grommet 18; grommet 9 with grommet 17; grommet 10 with grommet 16; grommet 6 with grommet 2; grommet 5 with grommet 3; grommet 11 with grommet 15 and grommet 12 with grommet 14.

Multiple plies may likewise be formed, neatly to retain the folded segments to each other.

By this construction, the points of attachment are so arranged that the blanket can be folded from either end and either face or back of the blanket, to secure lengthening adjustment to meet the covering requirements of a large number of sizes of beds.

Having thus described my invention and illustrated its use, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. A blanket construction of a single sheeted fabric for outlining a bunting and varying sizes of bed coverings the edges of which are of polygonal outline, opposed edges of said polygonal outline being arranged in parallel sm; a h of th op ds s via wnfi rm bly located a plurality of fastening elements, eachconstituting one membqr {Of a pair ,of complementalifastening elemer ts, and'when foldedserving to align the fastening ele ments carried by different plies to provide a polygonal outline ,of reduced dimension, with the opposed edges superimposed, and selectively removable, engaging, cornplemental, mating fastening elements, each forming the secqndof the pair of said elements,;to hold said edges of said plies in the superimposed position with theedges of th -s perimpo ed p i s b w e a d ten e ements ,co terminous and held together at each of the co-terrninous ends of the plies by said fastening elements.

2. A blanket construction in accordance with claim 1 wherein the first ,member of the pair of fastening element mmp e a swmmetsandth sec n me be o the pair comprises a tie extendable through the grommet to unite the plies in ,which the grommets are positioned.

3. A blanket construction in accordance with claim 1 wherein the first memberof the pair of fastening elements comprises a grommet, and the second member of the pair comprises a tie extenidable through the grommet to unite the plies in which the grommets are positioned, said tie having headed members comprising yarn pompous which may be frictionally pushed through the grommet apertures.

4. A blanket construction in accordance with claim 1 wherein said polygonal outline is a rectangular blank.

5. A blanket construction of a single sheeted fabric for outlining a bunting and one of a plurality of various sizes of bed coverings, portions adjacent the periphery having along a rectangular outline a plurality of fastener elements, each of the opposed edges along the rectangular outline havingthe elements conformably located, each of the fastening elements constituting one member of a pair of complemental fastening elements and when the sheet is folded, serving to align the fastening elements by different edges to provide a polygonal outline of reduced dimension, with the opposed edges superimposed into plural plies, and having in combination therewith selectively removable, engaging, complemental, mating fastening elements, each forming the second of the pair of said fastening elements, to hold said edges of said plies Dem May 18, 1926 Idelman Jan. 7, 1941 FOREIGN PATENTS Germany Nov. '19, 1938

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U.S. Classification5/498, 428/4, 2/69.5
International ClassificationA47G9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/0207
European ClassificationA47G9/02A