TODAY’S PATENT – BASSINET
Several experiments were conducted to determine the effects of different forms of bed structures on infants. The findings of these experiments indicate that those infants whose birth is premature, hard and firm beds are undesirable for them. “Bassinet” was invented by James P. McMullan, who received his patent from the USPTO on 4th March 1980.
The present invention relates to a waterbed structure with a bassinet water mattress. When the new-born infants are laid upon the hard or firm bed structures, their soft bones are subjected to yielding against the supporting bed frames. Even when a prematurely born infant is laid on such structures, the portion of its skull engaging and resting on the bed will flatten visibly, which might result in deformation of the infant’s skull causing serious neurological problems.
Waterbed structures are risky and inadvisable for infants as there are chances of electrocution due to the electric heater. The primary objective of this invention is to overcome the disadvantages as mentioned. It is deigned to hold the spilled or leaked water from the mattress and prevent the risk of harm to the infant. Further, the invention is designed in such a way that the temperature is maintained and suitable for the infant.