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Publication numberUS2561931 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 24, 1951
Filing dateSep 30, 1948
Priority dateSep 30, 1948
Publication numberUS 2561931 A, US 2561931A, US-A-2561931, US2561931 A, US2561931A
InventorsElizabeth Kleiser Nell
Original AssigneeElizabeth Kleiser Nell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Inflated beach pillow with sun visor
US 2561931 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

/ y 24, 1951 E. H. KLEISER, JR 2,561,931

INFLATED BEACH PILLOW WITH SUN VISOR Fil'ed Sept. 30, 1948 Inventor Fig 2 E mi/-H. K/e/ser, Jr, Deceased by Nell Elizabeth K/eiser, Adminisfrafr/x Patented July 24, 1 951 Q I I "I v Q H-. K.1ci refiQ d,.late ofiTamna, F

'by Nell Elizabeth. Kleiser, administratrix,

M a I -'-Application september 30,1948;SerialNo-.52,058

2;;The. present invention. relates to, certain new; and; useful improvementszinbeach accessorie and appliances andzhasmore particularreferencej. to a novel and improved; inflatable or equivalent, pillow provided with; an; accompanyin sun vi orshield... 1 I v As the opening statement of theinventionimplies, I, am aware that a pillow or head rest,

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broadly speakin and; fiacilities tozarrest sun rays and e hus. pr e t e he and fees. tth user are; generally comprehended, cleans welllmowm Therefore, in carrying out the principles ofth'e present invention-a structural arrangement has been devised which, it is believed, is a structurally distinct 'and novel contribution tothis line of; en.- de von; f 1 l In carrying out a preferred embodiment of the invention, the stated pillow takes the form of an inflatable and defiatable rubber or equivalent pad, the latter being segmental and therefore of general horseshoe-shaped form, the shield being a suitable panel and said panel being tiltably supported by readily adjustable stays which are attached at opposite ends to the panel and pad respectively.

As is evident from the structure alluded to,

novelty is predicated upon a pair of vertically disposable stays which are separably and adjustably connected at their respective opposite ends to the pad and shield, permitting the position and level of the shield to be regulated to suit the requirements of the user and permitting the entire assemblage to be dismantled for convenience and compactness and to expedite handling and transportation.

Other objects and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view'of a pillow and visor or shield combination constructed in accordance with the invention, the same being set up for use at a beach or elsewhere;

Figure-2 is a fragmentary sectional view taken 'approximately on the plane of the line 2-2 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows; and

Figure 3 is a top plan View of the pillow or pad per se.

Referring now to the drawings by distinguishing reference numerals the pillow, which functions as a convenient head rest, is in the form of an inflatable and deflatable rubber or equivalent pad 5. It includes a main body portion 6 of appropriate cross sectional dimension and shape andan inner perimeter portion 1'1 which, moon-.-

junction with the. portion :6, provides van; approapriate contour which effectsa conveniently usable; andv comfortingpillow orhead rest. The overall shape or the pillow is segmental and maybe-roe ferred to, as; amatter of convenience, as of gene eral horseshoe-shaped form. Diametricallyxope.

posedbra-nches of the. pillow are..provided;.with outstanding screw threaded securely. anchored;

studs 8 which serve to'justably anchor the;

material and height. At its lower end the rodis provided with an eye H] which fits removably and addustably over the stud and bearsagainst. are,

i-n-torcing cleat: l1 on. the stud. A cotter -key;.l12-; is employed to assemble and normally maintain: the eye ID on the stud. In addition, a retaining nut I3, preferably a wing-nut, is provided and screwed on the stud. Incidentally, in Figure 2, the numeral l4 designates a tire valve for inflating and deflating the pillow.

The numeral I5 designates the visor and this is of rectangular form and is characterized by a frame l6 and a panel I! made of a material such as is used in constructing anti-glar shields in use on automobiles and the like. The panel is provided at opposite ends with outstanding screw threaded studs I8 which coact with the studs 8 and here again the rod, in each instance is provided at its upper or opposite end I 9 with an eye which fits in place on the stud and is held in assembled relation by a cotter key 20 and an accompanying wing-nut 2 I. By removing the cotter keys the entire assemblage may be dismantledfor compactness and convenience. Originally, the separability of parts makes it possible to compactly package same for sale and shipment purposes. Ordinarily, the user when once the device is set up as shown in Figure 1, need not necessarily wholly dismantle it. The rods and hinging connections at opposite ends and stud assemblies allow the parts to be folded adequately to provide a convenient package for transportation in ones automobile if and when desired.

By having eyes at both ends of the stay rods and nuts and stud means it is obvious that the sun visor may be suitably angled and placed in 3 13. This provides a sort of fool-proof adjustment, enabling the user to attain the wanted end.

A careful consideration of the foregoing description in conjunction with the invention as illustrated in the drawings will enable the reader to obtain a clear understanding and impression of the alleged features of merit and novelty sufficient to clarify, the construction of, the invention as hereinafter claimed.

Minor changes in shape, size, materials or rearrangement of parts may be resorted to in actual practice so long as no departure is made from the invention as claimed.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A beach pillow of the class shown and described comprising an inflatable and deflatable pillow provided at diametrically opposite points with outstanding studs, an elevated panel-type sun visor disposed in a plane above said pillow and also provided at opposite ends with studs disposed in positions which are substantially directly above and cooperating with the first-named studs, and vertical visor supporting rods separably and adjustably connecting the respective studs, whereby said visor is permitted to serve as a sun shield over and above said pillow.

2. A beach pillow of the class shown and ,de-

scribed comprising a head-rest of general horse shoe-shape form, said head-rest including a body portion provided on its inner peripheral edge with a ledge-like collar of reduced cross-sectional form, a horizontal panel, said panel being adapted to serve as a sun shield, a pair of vertically disposed supporting rods arranged at points opposite eachother, means detachably connecting the lower ends of said rods to diametrically op- 4 posite sides of said head-rest, and means detachably and hingedly connecting the upper ends of said rods to the intermediate portions of the ends of said panel, whereby to provide a knockdown construction.

3. A beach pillow of the class shown and described comprising an inflatable and deflatable pneumatic-pillow adapted to serve as a, head-rest for the user, said pillow being provided on diametrically opposite marginal edge portions with 3 complemental outstanding screw-threaded studs, apanel adapted to serve as a sun visor and adapted to assume an elevated position above said pillow, said panel being provided at opposite ends with outstanding screw-threaded studs disposed in positions above said first-named studs, and a pair of stay and assembling rods, said rods being adapted for vertical disposition and having eyes at their respective upper and lower ends releasably fitted over the respective studs, and nuts carried'by said studs and engaging said eyes and serving to provide a construction which is capable of being'easily set up for use and easily dis-- J12, Deceased.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name 1,536,665 Fargo May 5, 1925 1,921,984 Moore Aug. 8, 1933 Date- 5

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U.S. Classification5/644, 135/96, 5/636, 5/656, 135/90, 297/170, 5/418
International ClassificationA47G9/00, A47C27/08, A47G9/10, A47C16/00, A47C7/66, A47C7/62
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/10, A47G2009/003
European ClassificationA47G9/10