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Патент USA US3041785

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July 3, 1962
Filed March 18, 1960
' Herbert R Brown, Jr.
Gus R Saws
United States Patent O??ce
Patented July 3, 19-62
portion of a table and emphasizing the corner construc
Herbert R. Brown, Jr., P.(). Box 22, Patton, Calif., and
Gus P. Saros, 650 H St, San Bernartlino, Calif.
Filed Mar. 18, 1960, Ser. No. 15,883
1 Claim. (Cl. 45-684)
and the manner in which it is applied ‘and used.
FIG. 2 is a section on the plane of the section line 2-2
of FIG. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
FIG. 3 is a view in perspective of the guard by itself
observing the underneath surface or side of the triangular
top wall, showing the band or strip of adhesive and also
This invention relates to a safety-type accident-prevent
ing guard designed and adapted for use on a potentially
hazardous corner on a coffee table, end table, chair or 10
the like and through the medium of which the chances of
accidents and injuries to small children are lessened and
Injuries in homes are prevalent and well known, yet
protective measures and safeguards are rarely utilized in, 15
tion thereof and illustrating the improved protector guard
the covering tape partly peeled off.
With reference to FIG. 1 the numeral 4- designates a
typical table, the upper surface of the top of which is
denoted at 6 and the vertical marginal edges at 8 and
10 de?ning, of course, the sharp dangerous corner 12
seen in FIG. 2.
The expression “guard’ is used in a broad ‘sense to com
let us say, the average home. Many of such troubles are
prehend the over-all attachment type accessory. This
traceable to falls involving collision with rigid type furni
guard is denoted by the numeral 14. Various cushioning
ture. Small children, particularly those learning to Walk,
materials have been experimented with in working out an
and energetic youngsters at play, often carelessly in a
acceptable product. As already suggested synthetic plas
living room, are forever encountering bumps and danger 20 tics of one kind or another have been employed including
when stumbling and falling. One of the Worst of the
foam rubber, sponge rubber and foam plastic. It is with
many accidents encountered has to do with dangerous
in the purview of the invention to utilize such material
corners on low-level coffee tables, end tables and the like.
as is currently available, or may, in the future be avail
Everyone with carefree children and little ones has had
able for such purposes. More speci?cally the guard com
to cope with accidents ranging from bruises and bumps 25 prises a form ?tting cap-like pad (cap or pad.) such as
to severe eye and head injuries often chargeable to un
that shown in the drawing. Practice has shown that a
protected table corners. It follows that the present en
one-piece cap or pad is desirable and that the top Wall
deavor is to do something about it; namely, to provide a
single, practical and reliable cap-like pad which hoods
thereof 16 had best be triangular and approximately of
plastic and equivalent synthetic plastic material.
the full length of the base of the triangle and which is
covered, when not in use, by a removable non-adhesive
the span seen in FIG. 1. While this top wall is horizontal
over the vulnerable corner, acts as a protective guard and 30 ly disposed and is applied over the surface 6 and consti
reduces the likelihood of accidents.
tutes the primary attaching means, it is also a buffer. The
In carrying out a preferred embodiment of the inven
right angularly disposed vertical and depending compo
tion a simple and expedient corner capping guard is uti
nent walls are joined to the marginal edge portions 18
lized. It is of a size and shape to conformingly ?t and
of the top wall, are disposed at right angles to each other
cap over su?icient portions of the dangerous corner to 35 and these two walls 20 and 22 are connected together at
function as a protector.
24 thus de?ning a triangulate cap. While means other
As implied, the guard is made of cushioning material
than that shown may be utilized to removably hold the
and is such in construction that it may be readily applied
cap or pad in place the means seen in ‘FIG. 3 has proved
and removed. More particularly, eifective results have
out to be satisfactory. This comprises a band or strip
been experienced with foam rubber, sponge rubber, foam 40 of pressure sensitive adhesive material 26 which extends
More speci?cally, a molded triangulate cap or pad
has been utilized. This type of a cap provides a triangular
top wall and a depending skirt portion embodying com
tape 28.
It will be evident that the cap is of the utmost simplicity
plemental depending vertical walls, the latter walls being 45 in construction yet highly e?icient in use. It is within the
disposed at right angles to each other and the several
purview of the invention to manufacture the invention
walls functioning to effectually cover the portions of the
in different colors so that when applied it will rarely be
intended corner in a manner which affords the desired
objected to as unsightly. In fact, it is believed to be with
in the purview of the invention to enclose the pad (not
In addition, novelty is predicated on the above-named 50 shown) in a fabric or another type of material if so de
cap or pad which lends itself to washing whenever neces
sary or desired, and ready application and removal by
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
way of adhesive media which is preferably applied to the.
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
underneath surface of the triangular top wall, the adhesive
modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
being pressure responsive so that it may be pressed into 55 skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention
position for satisfactory retention and released when
to the exact construction and operation shown and de
moderate pressure is applied whereby the cap may be
scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and
removed and again used from time to time.
equiavlents ‘may be resorted to, falling within the scope
These together with other objects and advantages which
of the invention as claimed.
will become subsequently apparent reside in the details 60
What is claimed as new is as follows:
of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter
‘For use in lessening the chances of serious injuries to
described and claimed, reference being had to the accom~
youngsters; a comer-capping guard adapted to function
panying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like nu
as a safeguard and designed and adapted to be manually
metals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
applied to the dangerously sharp rigid corner on a coffee
FIG. 1 is a view in perspective showing a fragmentary 65 table, end table or the like comprising a pad made of rel
atively thick foam rubber and having a triangular top
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
wall and complemental marginal walls at right angles to
the top Wall and also to each other and depending from
the outer marginal edges of said top wall, the interior
Johnson _____________ __ Oct. 15, 1940
attachable side of said top wall being provided across 6
Zimmerman __________ __ Feb. 10, 1942
the base portion only with a strip of adhesive material
covered until ready for use by a removable non-adhesive
tape, the interior surfaces of said complemental marginal
Friedman ____________ ___Mar. 31, 1953
Lang _______________ __ Apr. 2, 1957
Bright ______________ __ Aug. 15, 1961
walls being wholly free of attachmg and retaining means,
whereby but a single wall, said top Wall, is attachable to 10
the intended table surface.
France ______________ __ June 20, ‘1951
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