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Número de publicaciónUS2223412 A
Tipo de publicaciónConcesión
Fecha de publicación3 Dic 1940
Fecha de presentación15 Abr 1940
Fecha de prioridad15 Abr 1940
Número de publicaciónUS 2223412 A, US 2223412A, US-A-2223412, US2223412 A, US2223412A
InventoresGeorge W Gartz
Cesionario originalBurton Dixie Corp
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Enlaces externos: USPTO, Cesión de USPTO, Espacenet
Comforter anchor
US 2223412 A
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Dec. 3, 1940. G. w. GARTZ 2,223,412

COMFORTER- ANCHOR Filed April 15, 1940 Patented Dec. 3, 1940 UNITED- STATES COMFORT'ER ANCHOR GeorgeW. Gartz, Newark, N. J., assignor to Burton-Dixie Corporation, Chicago, Ill., a corporation of Delaware Application April 15, 1940,. Serial No. 329,660

3 Claims.

Quilted silk, satin and comparable comforters, because of their distinctly smooth surfaces and possibly also due to their comparatively light weight, have a decidedly manifest tendency to become displaced on the bed, probably due in substantial measure to the movements of the ,occupant or occupants of the bed, and, in some instances, the comforter will become so far deranged or dislocated as to slide off on the floor. 1 Accordingly, the main or principal object or purpose of the present invention is to provide suitable anchoring or holding means for maintaining the comforter or other kindred cover in proper position over the mattress of the bed.

Also, an aim of the invention is to supply such a means which embodies or incorporates no adjustment characteristics such as a buckle or strap securing slide.

Another purpose of the invention is to pro- 20 vide an anchoring means of the character and for the purpose indicated which is not felt by the occupant of thebed.

An added object of the invention is to furnish a comforter anchor which is simple in construc- 25 tion and which can be manufactured at relatively small cost and hence can be sold for a comparatively small figure.

In making an anchoring means for the specified purpose, it is desirable to provide one which 30 is attachable to opposite longitudinal edge or marginal portions of the comforter, preferably detachably, so that the anchoring means may or may not be used and may be readily employed with different coverlets.

35 In the present preferred embodiment of the invention, the safeguarding or holding medium comprises two, separate, identical parts, each consisting of an anchor proper disposed beneath the mattress, as between the latter and the boxspring on which the mattress rests, an elastic band or strap fastened atone end to such anchor, and means at the outer or other end of such elastic-element permitting it to be detachably connected to the corresponding inner face of the side margin portion of the comforter.

In view of the fact that the pair of cooperating parts of the securing means are independent, the anchors of the two may be readily in- 50 troduced and positioned beneath the mattress in approximately correct positions, and, by reason of the elastic-bands. connected thereto and to the opposite side portions of the comforter, the latter is yieldingly, but nevertheless adequate- 55 ly, held in proper covering position without any undue restrains on the movements of the occupant or occupants of the bed,

The anchorsare desirably made of rubberpads because of their resiliency and elasticity and they are comparativelyflat, and preferably, but not necessarily, supplied on one or both sur-i faces with small projecting fingers or comparable protuber-ances whicheffectively grip the surface with which they contact, such pads being similar to those used in stores on counters for 10 receiving coin change. I

To enable those acquainted with this art to more fully understand the invention, a present preferred embodiment thereof has been illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification and to which reference should v be had in connection with the following de- ,,tailed description, and, for simplicity, like reference numerals have been used to designate the v same parts throughout the views of such drawing.

In this drawing- Figure 1 is a vertical cross-section of a bed showing the "anchoring-means in position;

Figure 2 is a face view of one of the two holding elements; and

Figure 3 is a longitudinal section through the same on line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Reference to the drawing will indicate that each such means of the pair comprises a rubber, resilient pad or anchor ll provided on its under surface with a large number of gripping fingers or projections l2 also of elastic rubber and preferably integral with the main body of the pad.

A longitudinally elastic or extensible and contractible band or strap [3 has one end extended through an aperture M in the pad or anchorand firmly and securely fastened to the adjacent main portion of the strap in any approved manner, 40 as by stitching or otherwise.

.The opposite end part of the strap is fitted or equipped with-one element or member l5 of a snap-fastener which co-operates with its companion fastener I6 secured to the inner or under side of the comforter l1.

Such fastener element l6 may conveniently be mounted on a short piece of elastic-webbing IS, a portion of which is inserted in the seam of the comforter, say about two and one-half (2 /2) feet from one end thereof, and, when the seam is closed, such element I8 is automatically fastened in place.

To use these anchoring-appliances, all one has to do is to locate their pads under, and. at the right distance from, the two edges of the mattress with the elastic projections disposed downwards, and to'secure theparts of the snap-fasteners to the complementary parts on the com forter, whereupon the elastic-bands take care of the rest, allowing freedom of movement of the occupant, as for instance, when turning over in bed, without dislodging the somewhat slippery comforter.

The new appliance, consisting of the two entirely separate devices, fits any size of bed or thickness of mattress or bedding without requiring the making of any manual adjustments in their lengths. I v H Those acquainted with this art will readily understand that the invention is not necessarily limited and restricted to the precise and exact details of construction presented, since these may be modified within reasonable limits without departure from the heart and essence of the invention as defined by theappended claims and without the loss or sacrifice of any of the material advantages and benefits accruing from the employment of the invention.

In Figure 1 the mattress 2| and its supporting box-spring 22 have been shown conventionally and left unsecticned, and bed-clothing, other than the comforter, has been omitted, all for clearness in presentation of the features of the current invention.

I claim:

1. An anchor for bed-covers, designed to be used in pairs with one each at opposite sides of the bed to prevent displacement of the bed-cover, including in combination a fiat pad adapted to be positioned and to be maintained in proper operative location below the bed-mattress by mere insertion of the pad by hand under the mattress, said pad having flexible gripping-fingers outstanding from a face thereof, whereby the weight of the mattress prevents unintentional dislocation of the pad, a lengthwise-elastic band secured at one endportion to said pad, and a two-part detachable fastening-means with one such part secured to the other end portion of the hand and the other companion part of said fasteningmeans'adapted to be secured to the bed-cover.

2. The bed-cover anchor presented in claim 1 in which said pad is of-elastic-rubber and with said gripping-fingersintegral therewith.

.3. The bed-cover anchor presented in claim 1 in which said pad is of elastic-rubber and has an aperture therethrough, in which said grippingfingers are integral with said pad, and in which said end portion of the band is attachedto said pad by a loop of the band extended through said pad-aperture. r V v i a I GEORGE W. GARTZ.

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Clasificaciones
Clasificación de EE.UU.24/72.5
Clasificación internacionalA47C21/00, A47C21/02
Clasificación cooperativaA47C21/022
Clasificación europeaA47C21/02A