|Publication number||US2789625 A|
|Publication date||Apr 23, 1957|
|Filing date||Oct 28, 1954|
|Priority date||Oct 28, 1954|
|Publication number||US 2789625 A, US 2789625A, US-A-2789625, US2789625 A, US2789625A|
|Inventors||Clifford M Christie|
|Original Assignee||Clifford M Christie|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (4), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April 1957 c. CHRISTIE 2,789,625
HEADREST Filed Oct. 28, 1954 CAL i029 M C///57/ INVENTOR.
BY V "6% United States Patent HEADREST Clifford M. Christie, Altadena, Calif.
Application October 28, 1954, Serial No. 465,357
3 Claims. (Cl. 155-174) This invention relates to a head rest and more particularly to a device which is portable, adjustable in height and can be used in a sink as a head rest while shampooing the hair or as a clinical head rest for observing tonsils, noses, eyes and the like or as a dental head rest particulariy for children.
it is accordingly one object of the present invention to provide a head rest of the type described which is simpic, economical of manufacture, adjustable in height and portable so as to lend itself to a variety of uses.
Theae and other objects and advantages will be ap parent from the annexed specification in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of a head rest embodying the present invention.
Figure 2 is a vertical section taken along the line 22 cl Figure 1.
Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary section through one of the legs showing the adjusting means.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary view partly in section of an alternative form of one of the legs.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of an auxiliary head rest used as an accessory.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of a tray which can also be used as an auxiliary.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, there is shown a head rest indicated generally by the numeral 10 and including a saddle shaped body member 11 having a centrally placed laterally extending slot 12 completely therethrough and a pair of generally U-shaped legs 13 and 14 afiixed thereto. Lateral braces 15 and 16 extend between the two pairs of U-shaped legs as shown. Each leg is provided with a foot 17. As shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3, each foot 17 is a generally tubular member having a plurality of holes 18 and 19 extending therethrough, each of the holes 18 being aligned with a respective hole 19. The lower end of each of the legs is provided with a plurality of holes 20 extending completely through the leg and a pin 21 is provided for each leg, adapted to be inserted in an aligned pair of holes 18, 19 and one of the "ice holes 20 for adjusting the height of the head rest. Each of the feet 17 is connected to the one directly behind by a brace 22.
Referring now more particularly to Figure 4, there is shown an alternative form of the foot 17a in which in place of the closed end 23 and the tubular member 17, there is employed a vacuum cup 24 secured to the bottom of the tube 17a by a screw 25.
Referring now more particularly to Figures 2 and 5, there is shown an auxiliary head rest 30 including a rounded upwardly extending member 31 and a laterally extending plate 32. As shown in Figure 2 in phantom the accessory of Figure 5 is adapted to be used with the plate 32 extending through the slot 12, in which case the rounded portion 31 forms an auxiliary rest for the head of the user.
Referring now more particularly to Figure 6, there is shown a tray 40 generally in the shape of an open rectangular box to which is attached a plate 32a. The tray 40 may be used similarly to the auxiliary head rest 30 with the plate 32a extending through the slot 12 in the same manner as the plate 32 which will thus position the tray 40 in handy condition for use by the operator.
While there has been described what is at present considered a preferred embodiment of the present invention, it wiil be appreciated by those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications can be made therein without departing from the essence of the invention and it is intended to cover herein all such changes and modifications as come within the true spirit and scope of the appended claims.
1. A portable head rest comprising a generally saddle shaped body member; a pair of inverted U-shaped legs depending from said body member; each arm of said inverted U-shaped legs being provided with a tubular foot and means for telescopically adjusting each of said feet on its respective arm to vary the height of said body member; a transversely extending slot in said body memher and an accessory including a horizontally extending plate engaged in said slot to position said accessory adjacent said body member.
2. A device as set forth in claim 1 in which said accessory is an auxiliary head rest.
3. A device as set forth in claim 1 in which said accessory is a tray.
Bazelon Oct. 19, 1948 Harrold Nov. 6, 1951
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|U.S. Classification||297/410, 4/523|
|International Classification||A61G13/00, A61G13/12, A47C1/10, A47C1/00|
|Cooperative Classification||A47C1/10, A61G13/121|
|European Classification||A47C1/10, A61G13/12A1|