Title:
Bed safety cushion for children's, handicapped, elderly or other person's beds
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The attachable Bed Safety Cushion is a durable cushion that provides safety to a person who may fall out of bed while they are sleeping and is easily removable. The Bed Safety Cushion is placed under the sheet or mattress cover or both, either side and top/bottom of the bed rim and is secured by Velcro or another type of adhesive to the mattress. The bed safety cushion creates a “speed bump” effect and is designed to secure sleeping area for a person so they do not fall out of bed. The bed bump can be removed from mattress adhesive sections by pulling the bumper away from the attached material sections. The bed safety cushion can cover all the sides of the beds unlike the currently sold bed rails where a child is able to squirm his/her way to the foot of the bed and easily fall off the open section.



Inventors:
Mobley, Marta Marie (Oak Park, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/006573
Publication Date:
07/10/2008
Filing Date:
01/03/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47C21/08
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Primary Examiner:
GROSZ, ALEXANDER
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Marta, Mobley Anderson M. -. (5395 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park, CA, 91377, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A Bed Safety Cushion provides safety to a child, handicapped, elderly or other person's bed who may fall out of bed while they are sleeping. The Bed Safety Cushion is placed under the sheet or mattress cover on both or either side or top/bottom at the rim of bed and is secured by Velcro adhesives, buckles, glue or another adhesive type material to the mattress. The Bed Safety Cushion is secured under the mattress, which will not allow entanglement of the person in the sheet. The Bed Safety Cushion creates a “speed bump” effect and will stop or slow down the person from falling out of bed.

2. The Bed Safety Cushion can be removed from the mattress by simply pulling the bump away from Velcro, buckles, glue or another adhesive type material that would secure the safety cushion in place. Because the bumps come in varying sizes, the bed bump can cover all the sides of the bed from end to end or side to side, unlike the current bed rails where a child is able to squirm to the foot of the bed and easily fall off the open section. These safety cushions are easily transportable, can be packed in suitcases when families travel on vacation and sleep in hotel beds.

Description:

The present invention relates to a Bed Safety Cushion which could be used for children's, handicapped, elderly or other person's beds. The Bed Safety Cushion varies in sizes and will range in length from 1 foot to 6 foot sections and is made of foam or a similar material, like a soft sturdy pillow, or dense fabrication of cushion piece section in a crescent or triangle shape.

The Bed Safety Cushion is attached to the mattress under the bed's sheet or mattress pad secured with Velcro adhesives, buckles, glue or another adhesive type material that would secure the safety cushion in place.

The Bed Safety Cushion is secured with adhesives, buckles, glue or another adhesive type material to the outer rim of a mattress to prevent the person from falling out of bed onto the floor. While the present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiments, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to these disclosed embodiments. This invention may be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein; rather, these embodiments are provided by way of illustration only and so that this disclosure will be thorough, complete and will fully convey the full scope of the invention to those skilled in the art. Indeed, many modifications and other embodiments of the invention will come to mind of those skilled in the art to which this invention pertains, and which are intended to be and are covered by both this disclosure, the drawings and the claims.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the invention, illustrating a crescent shaped bed cushion which is placed under a sheet or mattress cover;

FIG. 2 is an underside perspective view of the bed safety cushion illustrating where the adhesive attachment could be placed on the underside.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a mattress further illustrating the underside of the bed safety cushion attached to the mattress;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of two bed safety cushions attached to a mattress; and

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the bed with two bed safety cushions installed to a mattress and covered by a sheet.

NUMBER DESCRIPTION LIST

10 is the bed safety cushion.

20 is an outer fabric cover, which could be made of several types of materials; cotton, polyester or possibly a felt like material to name a few.

25 is an inner foam or a similar material, like a soft sturdy pillow, or dense fabrication of cushion piece.

30 is a the attachment sections of Velcro loop adhesives which could also be buckles, glue or another adhesive type material that would secured to the bottom of the bed safety cushion to joined and attaches to the mattress adhesive.

35 is a the attachment sections of Velcro hook adhesives and which could also be buckles, glue or another adhesive type material that would secure to the mattress which joins and attaches itself to the bed safety cushion adhesive.

40 is the mattress.

50 is the sheet (or could be mattress pad and sheet) covering the two bed safety cushions.