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Publication numberUS3235306 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 15, 1966
Filing dateFeb 10, 1964
Priority dateFeb 3, 1964
Publication numberUS 3235306 A, US 3235306A, US-A-3235306, US3235306 A, US3235306A
InventorsVictor A Chernivsky
Original AssigneeVictor A Chernivsky
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baby chair
US 3235306 A
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Feb. 1966 v. A. CHERNIVSKY 3,235,305

BABY CHAIR Filed Feb. 10, 1964 INVENTOR.

HG 7 V/CBQOR A CHER/V/l/SKY 34 QM ATT'Y United States Patent 3,235,306 BABY CHAIR Victor A. Chernivsky, 4349 Downers Drive, Downers Grov Hi1. Filed Feb. 10, 1964, Ser. No. 343546 2 Claims. (Cl. 297-296) This invention relates in general to a baby chair having a combined base and an inclined back with extremities spaced apart at the top, having a single resilient wire rame and a cover to slip over the upper ends of the back with an inclined spacer at the top to fit between the wire ends and drawn together at the bottom to provide a seat socket and a recessed fabric back, with a crotch retainer extending from the bottom and both side edges thereof, and having a releasable buckle at one end to connect the crotch support to facilitate the insertion and removal of an occupant, to and from the chair.

Important objects of the invention are: to provide a permanently bent marginal wire frame having a base with a bent cross piece at the back, adapted to rest flatly upon a plane base such as a floor, with outwardly turned front leg portions and upwardly and rearwardiy inclined extremities extending substantially parallel with free extremities spaced apart at the top; to supply a fabric cover for the back with a straight seam at the upper end for containing a spacer inclined downwardly at the center with side seams to slide over the parallel extremities of the marginal wire frame until the ends of the cross piece are abutted; and to provide a seat pocket with an inwardly inclined upper back rest portion for seating and centering an infant therein, and a crotch support extending from the middle of the lower edge to loosely engage a cross strap connected at the opposite side edges of the fabric support with a releasable buckle at one end to facilitate insertion and removal of a child therefrom; to provide a fabric bag which may be slipped over the spaced ends until the upper spacing bar engages the ends of the frame, and for forming a depression which makes a seat socket and to form a permanent angular dip in the upper portion of the back for centering and retaining the body and head of a baby in the central depression of the back.

Other objects of the invention will appear in the specification and will be more apparent from the accompanying drawings in which; FIG. 1 is a perspective View of a baby chair in accordance with this invention; FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the wire frame of FIG. 1 and a top crosspiece; FIGS. 3 and 4 are top and side views of the wire frame; FIG. 5 is a plan view of the cover and re taining strap before attachment to a wire frame; FIG. 6 shows a buckle; and FIG. 7 shows a bumper at one end of the crosspiece.

This baby chair has a round marginal wire frame adapted to rest upon a plane surface with inclined back extremities and a fabric back having stitched sleeves extending to the ends of a top spacing crosspiece for limiting its insertion upon the wire frame with other attached means forming a releasable retainer at the lower end of the cover.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, a marginal wire frame comprises a single piece 10 preferably of round bendable wire having angularly inclined portions 12 centrally located between the ends and together forming a spacing crosspiece for the base of the frame. At the sides of the crosspiece are substantially flat parallel portions 14 adapted to rest upon the floor or any plane surface and having angular reverse bends 1d turning outwardly at the front, the end portions 18 extending angularly upward for about the length of the forward and outward bends 16 and then the extremities 20 of equal ength extending upward at a somewhat different and less inclination than the inclined portions 18. These extremities 20 would be spaced angularly apart if it were not for the angularly inclined portions 12, but by bending the end portions 18, the extremities 20 are brought together in substantially parallel relation with the free ends 22 at substantially the same distance apart as the extremities 20. The single frame piece It} thus provides a solid base and an upwardly and rearwardly inclined back portion supported by the base at the front and extending rearwardly therefrom.

A cover 24 may also be composed of a single piece of fabric, preferably of lightweight cotton material. This co er is slightly wider at the bottom than it is at the top with a curved gusset or notch 26 cut from the center of the bottom edge 23 so that it will be substantially equal in length to the opposite or top straight edge 30. In the upper edge is a backwardly turned hem 32 into which a crosspiece 3-4 is inserted, the ends of which are preferably provided with small plastic and enlarged knobs as placed on the ends of the crosspiece 34 and adhering tightly thereto so that the sharp ends of the cross piece do not ordinarily punch holes in the fabric of the cover 24 when it is applied.

At the side edges of the cover are backwardly turned herns 38 into which the upwardly inclined extremities 20 of the frame llil are inserted until the ends of the extremities abut the knobs 36 at the ends of the crosspieces 34.

Each crosspiece 34 is retained in place at the upper end of the cover by turning over the side hems' 38 after the crosspiece 34 and its knobs are inserted in the top hem 32 and between the ends of the crosspiece 34, the approximate center portion 4% thereof is bent angularly in one direction and this depression is located at the back of the cover so that when applied at the top of the childs seat, the upper end of the back will have a central angular depression.

The sides of the notch 26 at the bottom of the cover are sewn together which forms a pouch 2'7 at the lower edge of the cover in the position of a seat of a reclining infant whose back is supported by the upper portion of the cover. The inclined depression at the upper end of the cover formed by the angular portion of the crosspiece 34 tends to seat the head and shoulders of an infant therein, to center them in the cover and to oppose any tendency for these parts to become displaced laterally from the cover when a baby is resting thereon.

Attached to one side of the cover, preferably in the sewed hem at the rear thereof is a strap 42 extending loosely in front of the cover at about the position of the inner end of the notch 26 and secured at the back of the other side of the cover is a buckle 44 for attaching and detaching the strap. Secured to the bottom of the cover is a crotch strap 46 preferably sewed into engagement with the cover by means of a binding 48 which does not close the side hems, but materially strengthens the cover, the sewn notch thereof and the attachment of the bottom of the crotch strap 46. At the top of the crotch strap is a loop 5% through which the other strap 42 extends loosely, and these two straps together provide supports releasable by means of the buckle for inserting the feet of a baby at the opposite side of the strap 46 at the lower portion of the cover 24 with the strap 42 over its middle which provide and form a comfortable seat pouch 27 and retainer for a child placed in the chair.

With this construction, the cover is applied to the extremities of the frame by inserting the side hems 38 from the free ends downwardly until the ends of the crosspiece 3d are engaged by the ends of the extremities 2%. This will form a sitting pouch near the bottom of the frame and an inclined downwardly extending angular portion in the upper back portion of the cover, by spacing the legs of the infant at the sides of the crotch strap 46 and within the other binding strap 42 which may be released and engaged by the buckle 44 to confine a child therein.

This seat is designed and intended to be used on any plane surface and may also be included as an automobile or other seat if so desired.

Although a preferred form of the invention is shown, other changes in the construction, combination and arrangement of the parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

I claim:

1. In a baby chair a single marginal wire frame having a base with a crosspiece at the rear, bent outwardly and forwardly at the front to form supporting legs, and having parallel upwardly inclined extremities extending backwardly from the legs over the base with free extremities at the top terminating at a distance from each other, a fabric cover with side hems to fit over the inclined parallel sides of the frame having a straight upper edge with a top hem in it, a rigid crosspiece fitting in the top hem; the side edge horns of the cover forming sleeves closing the ends of the said top hem with the crosspieces therein, said side hems being open at the bottom and the upper ends of the free side extremities being inserted therein until the ends of the frame abut the ends of the crosspiece in its top hem at the end of the cover, the cover having upper and lower edges substantially parallel with the center of the lower edge having an angular notch therein, the sides of which are sewn together to form an inclined pouch seat at the bottom of the cover, and the 4 crosspiece having a central angularly depressed portion extending rearwardly in the cover to provide an angular central depression less than that of the notch by which the head and body of a baby will be centered when reclining on the cover.

2. In a baby chair in accordance with claim 1, an attachment strap fitting between the sides of the cover, near the top of the pouch in the seat section with a buckle near one end, and a crotch strap extending from the bottom edge of the cover with a loop at the top fitting over the first strap between the ends thereof.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 600,647 3/1898 Niemeyer 5-111 2,080,795 5/ 1937 Stone 297274 2,460,027 1/ 1949 Nash 297295 2,463,049 3/1949 Onsa 297385 2,564,915 8/1951 Nelson 297441 X 2,723,712 11/1955 Yellen 297441 2,848,040 8/ 1958 Chernivsky 297--3 85 FOREIGN PATENTS 545,957 3/1956 Belgium.

967,412 3/1950 France.

707,713 4/ 1954 Great Britain.

258,249 4/ 1949 Switzerland.

FRANK B. SHERRY, Primary Examiner.

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U.S. Classification297/296, 297/467, 297/452.13, 4/572.1, 297/440.11, 297/275, 297/DIG.110
International ClassificationA47D1/00, A47D13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47D1/006, Y10S297/11, A47D13/107
European ClassificationA47D1/00C, A47D13/10F