US 2759200 A
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2 Sheets-Sheet l PILLOW CASE W IH I I I H H I H. JOHNSTON Aug. 21, 1956 Filed June 1, 1953 IN V EN TOR.
Aug. 21, 1956 H. JOHNSTON 2,759,200
PILLOW CASE Filed June 1, 1953 2 Sheets-Shet 2 Fig.7
Hazel Johnston F g. I? 84 INVENTOR.
United States Patent G PILLOW CASE Hazel Johnston, El Rosal, Caracas, Venezuela Application June 1, 1953, Serial No. 358,673
1 Claim. (Cl. -339) This invention relates to new and useful improvements and structural refinements in pillow cases, and the principal object of the invention is to facilitate convenient and expeditious installation and removal of a pillow tick from a closed pillow case, without the manipulation of conventional buttons or other similar fasteners.
The above object is achieved by constructing the pillow case so that it includes one or more tick retaining flaps or panels, these being so arranged that the pillow case covers the entire tick, particularly both ends thereof.
Some of the advantages of the invention lie in its simplicity of construction, in its efficient operation and in its adaptability for embodiment in pillow cases of various sizes and types.
With the above more important objects and features in view and such other objects and features as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consis'ts essentially of the arrangement and construction of parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a pillow case constructed in accordance with the invention;
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 22 in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 3-3 in Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a top plan view, partly broken away, illustrating a modified form of the invention;
Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 5-5 in Figure 4;
Figure 6 is a longitudinal sectional View, taken substantially in the plane of the line 6-6 in Figure 4;
Figure 7 is a top plan view illustrating a further modified embodiment of the invention;
Figure 8 is a transverse sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 8-8 in Figure 7;
Figure 9 is a longitudinal sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 9-9 in Figure 7;
Figure 10 is a top plan view of an additional modified embodiment of the invention;
Figure 11 is a transverse sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 11-11 in Figure 10; and,
Figure 12 is a longitudinal sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 1212 in Figure 10.
Like characters of reference are employed to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, more particularly to Figures 1, 2 and 3, the pillow case is designated generally by the reference character 20 and is provided at one end thereof with a transverse entrance opening 22 through which the customary tick 24 may be inserted or removed.
The case 20 preferably consists of the walls 28a, 20b which are stitched together at contiguous longitudinal edges thereof as shown at 26 and also at one end edge as shown at 28.
The essence of novelty of the invention resides in extending the wall 20a so as to provide what may be called a flap or panel 30, the latter extending under the entrance opening 22 and being disposed adjacent the wall 20b3within the pillow case, as is clearly shown in Figure Moreover, a second flap or panel 32 is secured by the stitching 26, 28 within the pillow case and loosely overlaps the inner edge of the panel 30 so as to afford a passzazge 34 which communicates with the entrance openmg When the tick 24 is to be installed in the case 20, it is first passed inwardly through the entrance opening 22 and between the flap 3t and the wall 29b whereupon the tick is inserted through the passage 34 into the pillow case so that it occupies a position as shown in Figure 3 between the wall Zita and the flaps 30, 32. In this manner the flaps 3d, 32 will eifectively sustain the tick in position and will prevent it from shifting or becoming accidentally displaced.
Figures 4, 5 and 6 illustrate a modified form of the invention which is designated generally by the reference character to, the pillow case in this instance being provided with entrance opening 42, 44 at the opposite ends thereof as shown. The flap 46 is relatively short with respect to the second flap 48, it being noted that both flaps constitute integral continuations of the wall 40a of the case. It will be also noted that both flaps 46, 48 are disposed adjacent the second Wall 40b and that they extend under the respective entrance openings 42, 44. The inner edge portions of the flaps 46, 48 are overlapped so as to provide a passage 50 and in this form of the invention the pillow tick (not shown) may be inserted through either the opening 42 or the opening 44 and subsequently through the passage 50 into the interior of the pillow case itself.
Referring now to the accompanying Figures 7, 8 and 9 which illustrate a further modification of the invention, the pillow case herein is designated generally by the reference character 60 and is similar in construction to the pillow case at; since it is provided with two entrance openings 62, 64 and with two panels or flaps 66, 68 which are formed integrally with the pillow case wall 60a and are disposed adjacent the second wall 60b. In this instance the inner edges of the flaps 66, 68 are substantially spaced apart so as to provide a passage 70 in communication with the entrance openings 62, 64.
Referring now to the accompanying Figures 10, 11 and 12 which illustrate a further modified embodiment of the invention, the pillow case herein is designated generally by the reference character 80, consisting of the walls 82, 84, the same affording an entrance opening 86 and the wall 82 being extended so as to provide a flap 88 which underlies the opening 86 so as to sustain the pillow tick (not shown) in place.
It is believed that the advantages and use of the invention will be clearly understood from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further description thereof at this point is deemed unnecessary.
While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention, it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
A pillow case having ends and sides, a pair of overlapping inner and outer flaps at one side of the case forming a passageway in said side with an opening at one end of said case for insertion of a pillow into said passageway, and a wall .in said case fixed to and extending from the other end of the case into said passageway and overlapping the inner flap and forming therewith a transverse opening in said side of the case spaced from the first named opening for ihsertion into said case of a pilldw passed through said passageway.
Reteren' c s bited in the'file of this patent UNITED- STATES PATENTS 823,929 Coakley June 19, 1966 4 Billow Dec. 12, 1916 Bertha Sept. 2, 1930 FOREIGN PATENTS Australia Mar. 25, 1930 Great Britain Nov. 7, 1910