For reasons given hereinbefore, there is a need for a mattress carrier and method which is easy and safe to use and economical to construct.
According to the present invention, two opposed sides and a bottom of a mattress carrier form an open ended cradle. One of the sides includes a handle.
The subject invention is a mattress carrier for use in lifting and transporting a bed mattress from one location to another location. In describing the preferred embodiments of the invention illustrated in the drawings, specific terminology will be resorted to for the sake of clarity. However, the invention is not intended to be limited to the specific terms so selected, and it is to be understood that each specific term includes all technical equivalents that operate in a similar manner to accomplish a similar purpose.
Referring to the drawings, the mattress carrier 100 of the subject invention is shown comprising a generally rectangular shaped sling or cradle 102 having spaced apart front and back opposed panels 104 and 106 respectively, spaced apart end panels 108, and a bottom end 110 forming an interior cavity 112 having a closed bottom and sides with an open upper portion 114 for receiving a mattress M to be transported. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the sling 100 is formed from a relatively high quality, high strength flexible material, such as, but not limited to, a plastic or a woven fabric, such as cotton or cotton blend. In another preferred embodiment of the invention the sling is reinforced such as, but not limited to, along the bottom end or along the periphery of the panels, thereby increasing the strength and reducing the likelihood of rips or tears. Such reinforcement can include the use of additional layers of the flexible material or the use of other conventional materials used for strengthening fabric formed carrying articles.
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