Adjustably Partitioned Crib

US Patent # 7,017,204

An adjustably partitioned crib wherein at least one dividing rail is selectively and movably positioned between the two side rails, thereby dividing the crib into two separate areas for holding two infants.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the adjustably partitioned crib. FIG. 2 is a cross sectional view of the locating pin inserted through the member orifice of the vertical member of the end rail and the dividing rail hole of the end vertical column of the dividing rail.

Fig. 1

The adjustably partitioned crib has all of the advantages of the prior arts and many novel features that result in an improved adjustably partitioned crib which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by the prior art, either alone or in combination off all of them.

To accomplish this, the adjustably partitioned parallelepiped crib comprises larger size than a typical crib. More than one size of adjustably partitioned crib is offered so that two infants or even more can be separately accommodated within the crib. The crib is formed from two opposing end rails meeting two opposing side rails, thereby forming 90 degree corners. Vertical members are equidistantly spaced through the end and side rails. Vertical members join the tops of the rails with the horizontal crib base, upon which the mattress rests. The ends of the outer vertical members comprising the end rails continue vertically downward from the intersection with the crib base thereby forming legs. Legs are preferably castered to aid in the mobility of the crib. The crib is unique in that it further comprises at least one dividing rail. The dividing rail resembles the side rails and end rails in that it also is comprised of equidistantly spaced vertical members. The dividing rail, though, is slightly shorter in overall height. The dividing rail thereby rests on top of the mattress. This feature allows the adjustably partitioned crib to preferably feature one mattress. While a varied embodiment offers separate mattresses for utilization within each selectively divided crib area, an individual mattress is preferred.

The basic design of the locating pins and dividing rail hooks provide for easy and rapid partitioning as desired. Where two or even more cribs would typically have to be purchased for two or more infants, the adjustably partitioned crib, instead, provides greater economy of space as well as greatly reduced expense in caring for multiple infants, or even in caring for infants and toddlers within the same crib.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the partially disassembled adjustably partitioned crib.

Fig. 3

The adjustably partitioned crib is preferably made of wood or plastic, or even a combination thereof. Locating pins are preferably metal for greater durability. Mattresses are typical and are provided in typical sizes to match the various sized embodiments of the crib.

For more information about licensing or obtaining manufacturing rights of this patent please contact:

Name: Berline and Marc Fertil
Phone: (954)854-7932
Email: mbifer@aol.com