Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2464435 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 15, 1949
Filing dateOct 10, 1946
Priority dateOct 10, 1946
Publication numberUS 2464435 A, US 2464435A, US-A-2464435, US2464435 A, US2464435A
InventorsConradt Richard J
Original AssigneeConradt Richard J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stable headrest
US 2464435 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

March 1s, 1949. R. i. Comm 2,464,435

STABLE HEAD REST y 2 Sheets-.sheet a,

Filed 001.10, 194e,l

Patented Mar. 15, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE STABLE HEADREST Richard J. Conradt, Rochester, N. Y.

Application October 10, 1946, Serial No. 702,446

1 Claim.

1 My present invention relates to an improved headrest of the type adapted to be mounted upon the back of a chair or other seat such as in railroad cars, buses and the like.

The headrest of my invention consists generally in a cushioned frame having a mounting harness and the side pieces of the frame are formed with pockets to receive earphones of the radio type so that the person using the same may do so without annoying other persons nearby.

In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention according to the best mode I have thus far devised, but it will be understood that various changes and alterations may be made in the exemplified structure within the scope of the appended claim.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view.

Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional View.

Fig. 4 is a rear elevational view partially in section.

Fig. 5 is an end elevational View.

Fig. 6 is a sectional View at line i-G of Fig. 4.

Fig. 7 is a perspective View of one side piece, and

Fig. 8 is a front perspective View of center section.

Referring now to the drawings, I have illustrated the preferred embodiment of my invention as comprising a center section having a wire frame 2-4 formed with end loops B. A cushion 8 of sponge rubber preferably is covered with suitable cloth I and the loops 6 are disposed at the ends of spacer tube I2 on the bolts I4 secured by wing nuts I6 over washers I8.

Side pieces are formed of wire frames in U-shape the ends of which are looped at 22 for positioning on the bolts I4 and the frame is cushioned with sponge rubber 8 and covered with cloth I0.

Belt 24 is provided with straps 26 disposed about the spacers I2 and the belt is provided with a buckle 28 for adjustment about the back 30 of a chair or seat. Straps 32 having buckles 34 provide vertical adjustable support for the belt. In Figs. 4 and 5 I have shown a modified form of support including the wire yokes 36 supported by loops 38 on the tubes I2 in lieu of the straps 26.

The rear faces of the side pieces are formed 2 with cloth pockets 46 covering the rear open ends of passages 42 and into these pockets I place radio earphones so that the sounds therefrom may pass through the openings or passages 42 to the ears of the user. Tapes 44 diagonally positioned across the rear of the side pieces and over the pocket insure the maintenance of the earphones in the pockets.

Thus the side pieces may be adjustably posi tioned and secured angularly of the center cushion to prevent rolling of the head while the user sleeps and the vertical position of the entire device may be adjusted about the supporting chair back.

The headrest will prove valuable in use on bus or railroad car seats and elsewhere where suitable to provide comfortable head support.

Having thus fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

In a head rest, a central cushion comprising a frame embodying spaced parallel wire members, loops formed at the ends of the Wire members, angularly disposed side cushions including U- shaped wire frames, loops at the free ends of the wire frames, the loops of the central cushion being disposed adjacent to the loops of the frames of the adjustable side cushions, bolts extending through the adjacent loops of the central and side cushions pivotally connecting the central and side cushions, spacing tubes through which said bolts extend, the spacing tubes being disposed between the loops of the central cushion frame and loops of the side cushion frames securing the frames against collapsing, cushioning members secured to the cushion frames, and means for supporting the head rest upon the back of a chair.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 969,251 Denzer Sept. 6, 1910 1,401,019 Weber Dec. 20, 1921 1,515,467 Draving Nov. 11, 1924 1,864,615 Quinby June 28, 1932

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US969251 *Apr 11, 1910Sep 6, 1910Jacob DenzerHead-rest.
US1401019 *Apr 23, 1921Dec 20, 1921Henry Weber WilliamAttachment for chairs and the like
US1515467 *Jun 5, 1923Nov 11, 1924Draving Charles HenryPillow telephone
US1864615 *Dec 6, 1929Jun 28, 1932Rca CorpSound reproducing apparatus
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2582571 *Jan 31, 1950Jan 15, 1952Thoma Ardis MHeadrest
US3090648 *Jan 2, 1962May 21, 1963Sessions Snyder SelmaHead rests
US3328083 *Mar 22, 1966Jun 27, 1967John Bourne Isaac HenryHeadrest attachment for vehicle seats
US3976162 *Apr 7, 1975Aug 24, 1976Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc.Personal speaker system
US4038499 *Feb 2, 1976Jul 26, 1977Yeaple CorporationStereophonic pillow speaker system
US4042791 *Feb 27, 1975Aug 16, 1977Murriel L. WisemanStereophonic head rest
US4154478 *Feb 9, 1978May 15, 1979Cohune William HPortable headrest
US4440443 *Apr 10, 1981Apr 3, 1984Nordskog Robert AHeadrest
US5383711 *Sep 14, 1993Jan 24, 1995Houghteling; Barbara S.Head support
US5975638 *Jan 15, 1999Nov 2, 1999Schreiner; Kevin E.Pillow for sleeping upright in a chair
US6123389 *Aug 12, 1999Sep 26, 2000O'connor; Richard W.Headrest
US6305749Sep 20, 2000Oct 23, 2001O'connor Richard W.Headrest
US6575533 *May 20, 2002Jun 10, 2003John J. KicosTowel retaining device and pillow
US6601804 *Jun 12, 2001Aug 5, 2003Jeffrey R. BischPortable headrest
US6648416Aug 17, 2001Nov 18, 2003Richard W. O'ConnorHeadrest
US6893094Jun 25, 2003May 17, 2005Dreamwings CorporationHeadrest with pivotable side support members
US6938958Mar 2, 2004Sep 6, 2005Gold Bug, Inc.Adjustable head support
US7093903Mar 28, 2005Aug 22, 2006Richard W. O'ConnorWinged headrest with safety features for vehicular use
US7213884 *Feb 8, 2003May 8, 2007Daimlerchrysler AgVehicle seat with headrest comprising nuchal and lateral supports
US7364239 *May 27, 2004Apr 29, 2008Robert CloughSeat headrest
US8141955Nov 15, 2010Mar 27, 2012Sami MaassaraniSeat back headrest
US9193285 *Jun 19, 2012Nov 24, 2015Roberta Lynn JordanErgonomic arm support for vehicle occupant
US9539924 *Dec 10, 2013Jan 10, 2017Sami MaassaraniSeat back headrest
US20030234567 *Jun 25, 2003Dec 25, 2003O'connor Richard W.Headrest with pivotable side support members
US20040217639 *May 27, 2004Nov 4, 2004Robert CloughSeat headrest
US20050121962 *Mar 2, 2004Jun 9, 2005Gold Bug, Inc.Adjustable head support
US20050161993 *Feb 8, 2003Jul 28, 2005Gerhard FloryVehicle seat with headrest comprising nuchal and lateral supports
US20050179300 *Mar 28, 2005Aug 18, 2005O'connor Richard W.Winged headrest with safety features for vehicular use
US20140159460 *Dec 10, 2013Jun 12, 2014Sami MaassaraniSeat back headrest
US20160023767 *Apr 8, 2014Jan 28, 2016Singapore Technologies Aerospace LtdHeadrest structure, headrest cushion and passenger seat
DE10196653B4 *Sep 4, 2001Dec 8, 2005O'Connor, Richard W., San FranciscoKopfstützen
WO2002024031A1 *Sep 4, 2001Mar 28, 2002Connor Richard W OHeadrest
U.S. Classification297/397
International ClassificationB60R11/02, H04R5/02, B61D33/00, B60R11/00, B60N2/48
Cooperative ClassificationB60R11/0217, B60R2011/0059, B60R2011/0085, B61D33/005, B60R2011/0017, B60N2/4879, H04R5/023
European ClassificationH04R5/02B, B60N2/48G, B60R11/02D, B61D33/00B5