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Nov. 29, 1966 G. DREws STABILIZER EQUIPPED MATTRESSES Filed Nov. 5, 1965 United States Patent O 3,287,744 STABILIZER EQUIPIED MATTRESSES Gustav Drews, Garden City, NX., assignor to Eclipse Sleep Products, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed Nov. 5, 1965, Ser. No. 506,516
Claims. (Cl. 5-260) This invention relates to improvements in mattresses and more particularly to mattresses equipped with border stabilizers.
Among the features of the present invention it is aimed to provide a mattress equipped with a border stabilizer Where the mattress has border wires in its upper and lower portions and the stabilizers are composed of wire which cooperate with the border wires to anchor the stabilizers in position against movement relative to said border wires and which stabilizers have one or more loops to absorb the compression of the borders and return the borders to normal position when the compression exercising force has been released.
These and other features, capabilities, and advantages of the invention will appear from the subjoined detailed description of specic embodiments thereof illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which:
FIG. 1 is a fragmental side elevation of a mattress associated with a single stabilizer made according to one embodiment.
FIGS. 2, 3, 4 and 5 are side elevations of other embodiments of the stabilizer slightly reduced as compared to the size of the stabilizer in FIG. 1.
-In the embodiment of FIG. 1, the mattress 1 is equipped with the conventional border wires 2 and 3 which are connected to form upper and lower platforms as shown in FIG. 1 of Reissue Patent No. Re. 25,742 issued Mar. 9, 1965 of Joseph Martin.
These platforms are spaced from one another by hourglass springs such as the springs 4, 5 and 6. The border wires 2 and 3 are normally spaced from one another in part by stabilizers such as the stabilizer 7 which has an elliptical formed loop or bow 8 having in the present instance at its upper end a lip 9 spaced from the bow 8 by the bend 10. The lower end of the bow 8 has a lip 11 spaced from the bow 8 by the bend 12, the lips 9 and 11 extending in opposite directions to one another, the lip 9 extending back and overlapping the upper part of the bow 8 whereas the lip 11 extends outwardly away from the bow 8. The bends and 12 cooperate with the connecting spiral springs 13 and 14 to anchor not only the upper portions 15 of the hourglass springs 4, 5 and 6 to the border wire 2 but also the lower portions 16 of the hourglass springs 4, 5 and 6 to the lower border wire 3 and also the lips 9 and 11 in place. The connecting spiral springs 13 are formed as they connect the border wires 2 and 3 to the hourglass springs 4, 5 and 6 and the stabilizer 7 according to convention.
As an instance, when the spiral connecting spring 13 encircles parts of the upper spirals 15 of the hourglass springs 4, 5 and 6, being circular it will prevent the upper spirals 15 from moving relative to the border wirev 2. Similarly, when the spiral connecting spring 13 encircles the lips 9 of the stabilizers 7, it will engage the free end of the lip 9 and also the inner face of the bend 10 to anchor the stabilizer 7 from moving to the left of FIG. 1. In turn, the lower spiral spring 14 will engage the free end of the lip 11 and also the inner face of the bend 12 to prevent the stabilizer 7 from moving to the right in FIG. 1.
The stabilizer 17 shown in FIG. 2 is similar to the stabilizer 7 shown in FIG. 1 except that in place of the single bow 8 between the lips 9 and 11, it consists of a complete ellipse 18 whereby the compression on the stabilizer 17 will now be distributed throughout the loop 18.
The stabilizer 19 shown in FIG. 3 distinguishes from the stabilizer 7 in FIG. 1 in that it has two bows 20 and 21 extending in opposite directions, the lip 22 is common to both bows 20 and 21 and the lip 23 of the bow 21 extends in an opposite direction to the lip 24 of the bow 20.
The stabilizer 25 of FIG. 4 is distinguishable from the stabilizer 17 in FIG. 2 in that instead of a single loop 18 the stabilizer 25 has two loops 26 and 27 extending in opposite directions with a lip 28 at the bottom common to both loops 26 and 27 and the lip 29 of the loop 27 extending in an opposite direction to the lip 30 of the loop 26.
The stabilizer 31 shown in FIG. 5 distinguishes from the stabilizer 7 shown in FIG. 1 in that the bow 32 here has a loop 33 to distribute the compression strain on the bow 32 similar to the loop 18 of the stabilizer 17 shown in FIG. 2.
It is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the general spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.
1. In a stabilizer equipped mattress, the combination of a mattress having upper and lower faces each having a border wire, said faces being spaced from one another by hourglass springs, stabilizers in the border of the mattress normally spacing the border wires from one another, each stabilizer composed of spring wire having a bent back upper lip, a bent forward lower lip and an intervening yieldable bow-shaped spring section parallel to said lips, and connecting coil springs connecting the border wires with the outer portions of outermost hourglass springs and the lips of said stabilizers, shoulders interpost between said lips and said yieldable spring section to form stops for the connecting coil springs and thus position the stabilizers on said border wires.
2. The combination as set forth in claim 1 in which said lips extend in opposite directions.
3. The combination as set forth in claim 1 in which said` References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS Re 25,742 3/ 1965 Martin 5-260 272,076 3/ 1883 Mueller 5-260 X 2,211,925 8/1940 Gleason 5-260 2,709,819 6/1955 Wise 5--351 2,826,768 3/1958 Drews 5-261 X 3,121,882 2/1964 Drews 5-261 FRANK B. SI-IERRY, Primary Examiner.
CASMIR A. NUNBERG, Examiner.