US 1861668 A
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Patented June 7, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PILLOW Application filed March 30, 1931. Serial No. 526,165.
This invention relates to an improved pillow, the object of the invention being to provide a pillow which can be used without injury on the beach, or other places out of doors.
The particular embodiment of my invention illustrated in the drawing and set forth in the specification illustrates a pillow of the shape of a turtle, but it is to be understood that the invention is not restricted to the particular shape or configuration shown in the drawing and described in the specification.
The invention consists in a pillow of the construction set forth in the following specification and particularly pointed out in the claims.
Referring to the drawing Fig. 1 is a. plan view of a pillow embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation of the same taken on line 2-2, Fig. 1.
Fig. 8 is a transverse section of the same taken on line 33, Fig. 1.
Like numerals refer to like parts throughout the several views of the drawing.
In the drawing, 4; is a pillow embodying my invention and comprising an elliptical base 5 of stiff material, an upwardly and inwardly projecting arcuate flange 6 extending around one side 7, the opposite ends 8 and 9 and a portion of the side 10. The upper inner edge 11 of said arcuate flange 6 forms an aperture 12 which opens out at one side of the base 5 as at 13.
The opposite ends of the flange 6 are convexly curved at 14 and 15 on opposite sides of the opening 13 and the inner edge 11 of the aperture 12 and opening 13 is rounded downwardly as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3.
The elliptical base 5 and the arcuate flange 6 and the aperture 12 and opening 13 are all enclosed in and sealed by a covering 16 of flexible sheet material, preferably sheet rubtion may be attached to the pillow and the same inflated.
When in use the aperture 12 and the opening 13 being covered with flexible sheet material, preferably sheet rubber, form a soft and comfortable support for the head and neck of the user when reclining with his head on the pillow.
1. A pillow having, in combination, an elliptical base of stiff material, an upwardly and inwardly projecting arcuate flange ex tending around one side and the opposite ends of said base, the upper inner edge of said flange forming an elliptical aperture with an opening at one side thereof extending outwardly and downwardly, therefrom to said base, and a covering of flexible sheet material enclosing said base, flange aperture and opening and forming an air chamber therewithin.
2. A pillow having, in combination, an elliptical base of stifl material, an upwardly and inwardly projecting arcuate flange extending around one side and the opposite ends of said base, the uper inner edge of said flange forming an elliptical aperture with an opening at one side thereof extending outwardly and downwardly therefrom to said base, the opposite ends of said flange being convexly curved at opposite sides of said opening, and a covering of flexible sheet material enclosing said base, flange aperture and opening and forming an air chamber therewithin.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
FRANK E. TENNEY.
her. From the front end of the covering 16 there projects a head member 17 and from the rear end of said covering there projects a tail member 18. Leg members 19 also project from said covering on opposite sides of the front end and on opposite sides of the rear end thereof.
If desired, an air valve of usual construc-