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Publication numberUS2563700 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1951
Filing dateJun 14, 1948
Priority dateJun 14, 1948
Publication numberUS 2563700 A, US 2563700A, US-A-2563700, US2563700 A, US2563700A
InventorsWolf Joseph L
Original AssigneeWolf Joseph L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Beach pillow
US 2563700 A
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Aug. 7, 19.51

J. L, WOLF BEACH PILLOW Filed June 14, 1948 Patented Aug. 7, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BEACH PILLOW Joseph L. Wolf, Tampa, Fla.

Application June 14, 1948, Serial No. 32,947

7 Claims. 1

This invention relates to a beach pillow for use on sandy beaches and other similar places.

It is an object of this invention to provide an, improved beach pillow or supporting device of the kind to be more particularly described hereinafter which may be made from a pair of supporting members pivotally connected together in such a manner that the members will be disposed in an overlying flat abutting relation one tothe other in the. collapsed position and will. be arranged in a manner to provide outwardly divergent supporting surfaces in the extended position thereof.

Another object of this invention is to provide a supporting device of this kind having two pivotally connected members secured together in their pivotal relation by the formation of the connecting members which form integral parts of one or both of the supporting members. No separate pivot pin is required and the separate supporting members provide integral stops for limiting the pivoted movement of the device in the extended position thereof.

A further object of this invention is to provide a beach pillow which is designed to give bathers the utmost comfort while sunning or lounging in the sand. The beach pillow may be made of wood formed from one or two pieces or may be made of plastic or other suitable material.

To the foregoing objects, and others which may hereinafter more fully appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more specifically referred to and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, but it is to be understood that changes, variations, and modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a front elevation partly broken away and partly in section of the beach pillow constructed according to an embodiment of this invention.

Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.

Figure 3 is a perspective view showing the de vice in the collapsed or folded position.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary detailed section showing the dowel connection of one of the panels to the connecting members.

Referring to the. drawing, the numeral Ill designates generally a beach pillow or supporting device for use by bathers to support their heads from the sand on a beach. The supporting device. I0 is constructed and arranged so that it may be folded and readily stored for transporta- I5 thus secured together.

tion and. may be extended for use as a beach pillow.

The. device H] is formed of a pair of supporting members. [I and I2 pivotally connected together intermediate: the length thereof. The beach pillow [0 may be. made from a single piece of wood cut. and otherwise worked to the desirable shape and. formation or may be made from a plurality of sections securely fixed together. In Fig. 4 of the drawing the supporting. members H and II are shown as formed from a plurality of sections secured together by dowels. The description of either one of the supporting members H and It. will suitably describe the structure of the other as both of the members I! and I2 are formed in. the same manner and arranged in opposition one to the other in the assembly of the. device.

The supporting" member i2 is formed of a pair of panels l4 and [.5 connected together at one end thereof by connecting members IS. The panels [4 and I 5 are elongated and flat and are disposed in parallel offset relation one to the other. The connecting members 16 between the panels effect the offset positioning thereof. As the connecting members 16 may be made integral with either one or both of the panels l4 and 15, the structure of the connecting members will be suitably tied in with the initial structure of the supporting member itself. The panels M and I5 being disposed in a parallel offset relation one to the other are connected by the members l6 which are disposed at an inclination to the planes of the respective members. l4 and The connecting members IB- are secured to the ends of the panels 14 and I5 and are spaced apart along the edges forming aseries of grooves as I! between the connecting members along the adjacent edges of the panels. A portion of one of the edges of each connecting member is formed as a continuation of one of the surfaces of. a panel l4 and a portion of the opposite edge of each con.- necting member may be formed as a continuation of one of the surfaces of a panel I5. The formation between each panel I l and its com.- panion panel is of suflicient thickness to enable the connecting members Hi to hold said. panels in cfiset relation to each other.

As both of the supporting members II and 12 are formed in the same manner the connecting members l6- of each of the supporting members are loosely engaged in the grooves l1 between the spaced apart connecting members of the other supporting member; This connection provides for the pivotal mounting of the two supporting members H and I2. The mounting is a loose one and is not restricted as it would be if a pivot pin were engaged between the two supporting members.

In the drawing the supporting member as I2 is shown as formed of a pair of sections, that is, the upper panel I4 is separate from the lower panel [5. Dowels as l8 are fixed to the ends of the connecting members I6 remote from the edge of the panel M. The dowels engage in drilled passages I9 in the panel and may be secured by glue or other suitable fastening means.

As shown in Figure 1, the connecting members [6 by having fiat surfaces formed as continuations of the surfaces of the adjacent panels of which the connecting members form parts, provide a horizontal flat seating structure as shown in the drawing. As the connecting members lb have such fiat surfaces on both the upper and lower edges, an upper seating surface is formed and a similar seating surface 2| is formed below the connection in the extended position of the supporting members H and 12. When the members II and I2 are extended to form the cradle, the upper panels 14 are disposed in an upwardly divergent relation one to the other and the lower panels l5 are disposed in a downwardly divergent relation thus forming supporting legs on the structure. The structure may be inverted and the side panels will then be disposed as supporting legs and the difference will only be in the length of the side panels.

When the supporting members are disposed in their extended position, the edges of the panels adjacent the connecting members i6 Will abut the edges of the adjacent supporting member along the lines formed by the grooves and connecting members which connect the sections or panels of the supporting members together. In other words, the extension of the supporting members is limited by the engagement of the edges of the'panels of the opposite supporting members.

The loose pivotal connection between the supporting members H and [2 provides for the disposition of these members in a flat overlying relation for storage or transportation of the device. The connection shown and described will permit the lower panel as 15 of one of the supporting members as H to overlie the panel l5 of the other supporting member l2 and the panel 14 at the other end of each of the supportin members will be disposed in this same relation. The flat continuation of the-panels l4 and [5 onto the connecting members 56 also forms a continuation of the opposed panels of the opposite supporting members when disposed in overlying fiat relation. 1

' I claim:

l. A folding supporting device comprising a pair of supporting members pivotally connected together intermediate the length thereof, each of said members including a pair of flat panels, a plurality of spaced apart connecting members securing said panels together at adjacent ends thereof in ofiset parallel relation one to the other, the connecting members of one pair of panels loosely engaging between the connecting members of'the other pair of panels pivotally connecting said supporting members together where- 'by one of said supporting members will overlie the other in one position and will be disposed in crossed relation in another position.

2. A supporting device comprising a pair of supporting members hingedly connected together intermediate the length thereof, each of said members including a first side panel, a second side panel and seat forming connecting members fixed between said panels disposing of said second panel of each supporting member in parallel oifset relation to said first panel of the same supporting member, the connecting members of one of said supporting members engaging loosely between the connecting members of the other whereby said first and second panels of one member may be disposed in divergent relation to the panels of the other member in one position and in fiat abutting overlying relation in another position.

3. A collapsible supporting device comprising a pair of interengaging supporting members, each of said supporting members including a pair of panels connected together at adjacent ends thereof and disposed in offset parallel relation 7 one to the other, and transversely spaced apart connecting members between the adjacent ends of said panels, the connecting members of each of said supporting members loosely engaging between the connecting members of the other supporting member whereby said supporting members may be disposed in crossed divergent relation in one position and in flat overlying relation in another position.

a. A collapsible supporting deviceycomprising a pair. of interengaging supporting members, each of said supporting members including a pair of panels connected together at adjacent ends thereof and disposed in offset parallel relation one to the other, transversely spaced apart connecting members between the adjacent ends of said panels, the connecting members of each of said supporting members loosely engaging between the connecting members of the other supporting member whereby said supporting mem: bers may be disposed in crossed divergent relation in one position and in fiat overlying relation in another position, said connecting mem-. bers including fiat surfaces angularly disposed relative to said panels adapted to coact with the connecting members of the adjacent panel whereby the connecting members constitute a horizontal seat between the panels in the divergent crossed position of said'supporting members.

5. A folding supporting device comprising a pair of supporting members loosely and pivotally connected together intermediate the length thereof, one of said members including a pair of flat panels, and a plurality of transversely spaced apart connecting members securing said panels together at adjacent ends thereof in offset parallel relation one to the other, the other of said supporting members including a pair of flat panels, and connecting means securing said flat'panels together t adjacent ends thereof in offset parallel relation one to the other, said connecting means loosely engaging between said connecting members for pivotally connecting said supporting members together whereby one of said supporting members will overlie the other in one position and will be disposed in crossed relation in another position.

6. A collapsible supporting device comprising a pair of inter-engaging supporting members, one of said supporting members including a pair of panels connected together at adjacent ends thereof and disposed in parallel offset relation one to the other, and transversely spaced apart connecting members between the adjacent ends of said panels, the other of said supporting members including a. second pair of panels and connecting means for securing adjacent ends of said sec and panels together in offset parallel relation one to the other, said connecting means loosely engaging between said connecting members whereby said supporting members may be disposed-in crossed divergent relation in one position-and in flat overlying relation in another.

7. The collapsible supporting device of claim 6 in which said connecting members and said connecting means include flat surfaces angularly disposed relative to said first and second panels and adapted to coact with the connecting mem- 6 bers of the adjacent supporting member to form a flat horizontal 'seat between the panels in the divergent crossed position of said supporting members.

JOSEPH L. WOLF.

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

FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 621,843 rgg nce Feb. 14, 1927

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/640, 5/656, 5/657
International ClassificationA47C9/00, A47C9/10, A47C4/00, A47C4/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/1009
European ClassificationA47G9/10B