US 2234506 A
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March-11,1941. I M. E. QSISTIG. 2,234,506
LAY PILLOW Filed Oct. 17, 193B 4 INVENTOR;
- MARY E. 515716 A T TORNEY.
more it, Ego-i Mary E. Sistig, Denver, Colo.
Application @ctoher is, use,
This invention relates to lay pillows.
One of the objects of the invention is to provide a pillow afiording a degree of yieldability, yet to a great extent preserving its original conformation.
A further object is to provide a pillow susceptible of ready cleansing and sterilization.
A further object is to provide a pillow having non-slipping exterior surfaces, and which may be used without irritation to the user.
' My invention consists in the construction, ar
'raugement, and combination of elements hereinafter set forth, pointed out in my claims, and ii lustrated by the accompanying drawing, in
, which Figure 1 is a. perspective view of an embodiment of my invention, illustrating one desirable shape of the pillow. another embodiment of my invention, the pillow vgo being of a different shape from that shown in ployed by invallds, and in cases where the user ha sustained an injury, or is sufierlng from an infirmity, the use of the plllow in such cases maintaining the body in a comfortable position, or relieving strains which would otherwise be present. However, the construction or my improved pillow difiers from that usually employed, in that my pillow comprises a shell, of material having considerable resiliency, such as crepe rubber, and which at the same time provides nonslipping exterior surfaces, together with a core which, while preferably resilient, is of material, such as sponge rubber, lass resilient than the shell.
The design which I employ thus permits the use of which are desirable for the purpose, whlch are susceptible of ready cl and sterilization, and whlchaflord obvious advantages 50 in use as compared with conventional devices 01 thesame character. Itwlll alsobespperentthst the form of construction which I employ is adapted for economy in manufacture, and provides a pillow which may be used over a long period of 55 time.
Rotating to the drawing:
Thcpillowis asawbolobytheref m numeral Figure 2 is a perspective view of llmhzmdhmter ring to Figure 3;! provide a shell H, which as above stated may be of crepe rubber and which is consequently of considerable resiliency, and which afiords exterior surfaces suitable for the intended use Within this shell M I dispose s core i2, wluch as above stated may be of sponge rubber, substantially less resilient than the material of which shell ii is composed,
In manufacturethe core may be first formed, and the shell thereafter formed around said core, in accordance with methods well known in the manufacture of rubber articles, thus providing a unitary structure. However, as indlcatediu Figures 4 and 5, the shell and core may conveniently be formed separately, the shell being formed with a suitable opening for insertion of the core; said opening may be securely closed in any suitable manner, as'by means of a detachable tab, after the insertion of'the core, if desired. However, such opening may be. sufliciently small that the core after insertion may be normally held in place by the resiliency of the material, without permanent closure of the opening; in this latter case the core may he removed when desired to facilitate cleansing and sterilization.
The pillow as a whole may of course be of any desirable shape. The shell and core may be d1- mensiohed, and proportioned relative to each other, in accordance withthe' relative resiliency of the materials employed, the central portion of the pillow preferably being of less yieldable construction than the portions adjacent the margins, to insure desired thickness under weight compression, this beingsccompllshed by mob lug the shell, or core, or both, somewhat thicker in. vertical cross section in the central portion of the pillow.
It will thus be apparent that my pillow may be constructed in accordance with numerous do signs, at the same time preserving the advantages deriving from the essential features herel'nabove mentioned. I
Since many ces, variations, and modifications in the c form, construction, and ar rangement of elements shown and dccribed may be had without departing from the spirit 01. my
invention, I wish to be understood as being limited solely by the scope or the appended claim, rather than by any details of the illustrative showing and foregoing description.
I claim as my invention:
A lay pillow comprising a centrally-thickened, sponge rubber core, a relatively more resilient, thick-walled Spo ge rubber shell adapted to re celve and entirely envelop said core, and an opeu in; in said shell for the insertion and removal of said core.
. MARY E. 8181126.