Title:
Safety blanket holder
United States Patent 2088208


Abstract:
This invention relates to an improved holder for blankets for cribs and beds, and one of its t objects is to provide a holder which can be placed in clamping position and released by a closing movement of the hand holding the device, and which will effectively grip the blanket without i tearing...



Inventors:
Max, Kassap
Application Number:
US11512836A
Publication Date:
07/27/1937
Filing Date:
12/10/1936
Assignee:
Max, Kassap
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
24/564, 24/565
International Classes:
A47C21/02
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Description:

This invention relates to an improved holder for blankets for cribs and beds, and one of its t objects is to provide a holder which can be placed in clamping position and released by a closing movement of the hand holding the device, and which will effectively grip the blanket without i tearing the same.

Another object of the invention is to provide a bed covering holder of this type with a main jaw formed from rubber covered wire, which is U-shaped in form. and a secondary jaw having spring clamping engagement with the main jaw, so that the material of the bed covering, whether blanket or comforter or otherwise, will be forced into the main jaw and effectively held against slipping.

A still further object of the invention is to provide each of the jaws with means for improving the non-slipping engagement of the bed 20covering with the two cooperating jaws.

With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in certain new and useful improvements, combinations, and arrangements of parts, clearly described in the following specification, and fully illustrated in the drawing, in which:Fig. 1 is a front view showing a crib equipped with four of the improved holders.

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the holder by itself, shown in larger scale.

Fig. 3 is a side view of the same.

Fig. 4 is a detail cross sectional view, taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 5 is a detail longitudinal sectional view, taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Fig. 6 is a side view of a modification showing a slightly different form for the spring loop. Fig. 7 is a detail showing the main jaw of the modification of Fig. 6.

Referring to the accompanying drawing illustrating the practical embodiment of the invention 5 designates a crib, which may be of any suitable Sconstruction, and which is provided with the usual guard rail sides 6 and 7, for preventing the child or other occupant of the mattress enclosed by the crib frame from falling onto the floor.

The usual bed covering 8 is arranged on this mattress.

In order to hold the bed covering over the child or other occupant of the bed or crib, I provide a holder 9 at each corner portion of the crib or bed, and any additional holders which may be required.

Each holder consists of a main spring loop 10, he main jaw 1 and the secondary jaw 12. The nain jaw is formed U-shaped and thus provides a leg I Ia which extends from the adjacent end of the spring loop 10, and another leg II b which s spaced laterally thereof by the connecting bend 1 Ic, so that a rearwardly opening throat 13 is provided. The secondary jaw 12 projects into the throat 13 and is adapted to have spring clamping engagement with the bend I c and extend slightly beyond this bend.

The spring wire 14 from which the holder is made is covered with corrugated rubber tubing 15 and to each end of this tubing a resilient rubber knob 16 is vulcanized. These two knobs are slightly larger than the diameter of the tubing, and are adapted to increase the resistance to slipping offered by the resiliently covered wire.

The knob on the end of the secondary jaw causes the bed covering material to bend over the bend portion I c, and greatly increases the grip of the holder on the bed covering.

The secondary jaw 12 forces the blanket or other bed covering material into the throat of the main jaw, and thereby increases the area of frictional contact between the jaws of the holder and the bed covering, and also produces bends in the bed covering which result from the penetration of the engaging surfaces of the holder jaws into the mass of the bed covering. By manual pressure on the spring loop the jaws may be opened for the purpose of causing them to grip the bed covering, or to release the jaws from gripping position.

The holder of Fig. 6 differs slightly from that of Fig. 3 in the configuration of the spring loop and the main jaw. In Fig. 6, the spring loop, here designated 20, is somewhat square in form, having inwardly projecting arms 21 and 22 linking the spring loop 20 with the main jaw 24 and the secondary jaw 23. The main jaw has an arm 25 bent slightlnly inwardly to form the throat 26.

Note Fig. 7. In all other respects the holders of Figs. 3 and 6 are alike.

My invention eliminates the use of safety pins, which are formed with sharp pointed spring shanks which are forced through the bed covering. It is well known that these pins become loose and frequently injure the child or other occupant of the bed. With my improved holder there are no sharp points to pierce either the garments or flesh of the child or the bed covering, and there is no danger of injuring the child or the bed covering.

In case of emergency it is easy to release the holder from gripping position, by a simple hand pressure upon the spring loop, which will cause the secondary and main jaws to separate, when the bed covering material may be easily withdrawn, or the holder removed from the bed covering.

The spring loop is adapted to be hooked over one of the posts usually provided on the side of the crib, or on the lower crib bar of the side rail. Having described my invention I claim:1. A holder for bed covering consisting of a spring loop having its ends in contiguous relation to each other, a main U-shaped jaw formed on one end of the spring loop and having a leg disposed laterally of the spring loop and substantially parallel thereto, to provide a rearwardly facing throat, and a secondary jaw formed on the other end of the spring loop and extending across the throat and engaging the bend of the Ushaped jaw and extending beyond the same.

2. The construction set forth in claim 1, the holder being formed of spring wire and covered with a resilient rubber tube having a non-slip surface and provided with rubber knobs united to the ends of the tube at the ends of the wire, the knob on the secondary jaw being spaced outwardly of the bend of the U-shaped main jaw.

MAX KASSAP.