US 1846312 A
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Feb. 23, 1932. T. M. COGHLAN P ILLOW Filed March 30, 1928 Patented Feb. 23, 1932 UNITED STATES THOMAS M. COGHLAN, F KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS PILLOW Application filed March 30, 1928. Serial No. 265,881.
This invention relates to bedding material such as pillows, mattresses, cushions and the like, and has for its principal object the provision of a new and improved resilient bedding material with new and improved means for anchoring the resilient mechanism within the said material.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a pillow that is provided with metallic springs for giving it resiliency and so arranging and anchoring the springs that the pillow is extremely flexible and will regain its shape after it has been distorted or flexed into various shapes or forms.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a new and improved pillow that is cheap to manufacture, easily assembled, eiiicient in use and one that will regain its shape after being flexed or compressed.
Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a plan view of the pillow;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section on line 2--2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a plan view of a modified form oi? construction, with parts broken away;
Fig. at is a plan view of a still further modified form of construction, with parts broken away; and
Fig. 5 is a section on line with parts broken away.
The invention is disclosed in connection with a pillow, but it is as equally applicable to pads, mattresses, cushions and the like as it is to pillows, but for convenience of description and illustration, a pillow has been selected to illustrate one embodiment of the invention.
Referring now to the drawings, the reference character designates generally the pillow which comprises an upper portion 11 and a lower portion 12. Eachof these portions are preferably composed of an outer fabric 13 and an inner fabric 14. Suitable filling such as cotton, kapok, feathers, compressed air, or the like is employed for forming what may be termed a padded portion. These padded portions are connected to- 5-5 of Fig. f1,
gether at their peripheral edge as by external stitching as shown at 15 whereby an inclosed pocket or recess 16 is formed between said portions.
Resilient cushioning means are adapted to be mounted within said pocket or recess16. In the form of construction illustrated, which is by way of example only, a flexible spring assembly unit 25 is employed for this purpose. As shown, this unit comprises an-upper on fabric 17 and a lower fabric 18 Whichare adapted to be connected together at intervals by suitable partition walls 19 forming compartments 21 for receiving rows of spiral sprlngs. 22. Thespring of each compartment 5 comprisesone or more rows that are flexibly connected together by any suitable means as the helicals 23. a p
Suitable means are provided for positioning the spring assembly units within the recesses or pockets 16 of the pillow. One manner of anchoring the sprlng unit is shown in Fig. 1 wherein the ends of the fabrics 17 and 18 are extended andsewed in the seam 15 at each end of the pillow as shown in Fig. 2. By means of this arrangement, the spring unit is returnedto proper position after the pillow has been doubled, rolled or otherwise distorted. i
The form of construction shown' in Fig. 3 differs from. that just described in that the upper and lower fabrics of the, spring unit 25a are stitchedto the padded portion of the pillow 10a on both the ends and sides as at 15a and 20, respectively.
In the form of construction shown in Figs.
4 and 5, the spring assembly unit 256 is secured in the pocket or recess 16b of the pillow 10?; as by being connected as by stitching at the corners, both above and below to. the inner fabrics 146 as shown at 26 and 27, respectively, in Figs. 4 and 5. Other anchorin means may be employed.
lily providing partitions to form separate compartments for the springs, the pillow is more easily flexed, and all interference and noise of the spring movement is eliminated without in any way detracting from the resiliency of the pillow.
While in the form of construction shown, m0
both upper and lower portions 11 and 12 are padded, it is understood that, if desired, the padding or filling in one or both portions may be dispensed with, but the best results are obtained by employing suitable filling in both ortions. When thus constructed, the device as all the appearanceof aconventional pillow and is equally as resilient and comfortable. v
While I have shown and described the invention as applied toa pillow, it is understood that the claims are not so limited.
It is thought from the foregoing taken in connection with the accompanyingdrawings i that the construction and operation of my device will be apparent to'thoseskilled in the art, and that changes in size,shape, proportion and details: of construction may, be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims,
. I claim as. my invention: a a, 1.1In; bedding material, a pair. of padded portionshavingtaperedmargins,saidpadded portions being spaced apart, a spring unit between saidpadded portions comprising aplurality of spiralsprings, an upperlanda lower fabric completely enclosing the area occupied by, said springs, the peripheral edges of said fabrics'beingextendedoutwardlybeyondsaid springs and broughtftogether betweenflthe peripheral-edges of said padded-portions ontwarclly of the padding, all ofsaid edges being stitched together continuously throughout their entirelength whereby said. springs are heldirom displacement Within the enclosure formed by saidlpaddedlportions. i 1 is 2. Inbedding material, a pairiof unitary rectangular "padded portions having; their margins tapered and stitched together throughout their entire-periphery tov form a closed recess, aspringunit enclosecliwithin said recess, said unit comprising; -a"plurality of spiraLsprings, anfupper and a lower fab-1 ric completely enclosing the area voccupied by the unit af-plurality of partitions between said itabrics forming compartments fori the springs, said fabrics being extended beyond said partitions and continuously -externally stitched to: the tapered edgesofsaidipadded portions with the stitches rforisecuring the edges of said padded portions together. i In testiniony whereof I- aifix -myisignature.
THOMAS M. COGHLAN.