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Publication numberUS2961668 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1960
Filing dateNov 18, 1958
Priority dateNov 18, 1958
Publication numberUS 2961668 A, US 2961668A, US-A-2961668, US2961668 A, US2961668A
InventorsFrances Hayes
Original AssigneeFrances Hayes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Slumber pillow
US 2961668 A
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Nov. 29, 1960 F. HAYES SLUMBER" PILLOW Filed Nov. 18, 1958 5 4/1 8 6 6 B A /2 -oq oo 5 Fig 4 INVENTOR. Frances Hayes Unite States Patent SLUMBER PILLOW Frances Hayes, P.0. Box 509, Niles, Calif.

Filed Nov. 18, 1958, Ser. No. 774,691

1 Claim. (Cl. -337) This invention relates to improvements in pillows and has particular reference to a pillow particularly adapted for use by children.

The principal object of this invention is to provide a pillow which not only performs the function of supporting the head, but also serves to enwrap a childs head in such a manner as to give comfort to the child, and at the same time to protect the neck and throat areas against drafts.

A further object is to produce a pillow which is ornamental during the daytime, one which is attractive in appearance, and one which is economical to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numbers are employed to designate like parts throughout the same:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my pillow as the same would appear in use;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of one of the top blanks used in constructing the pillow;

Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view of Fig. 1 and showing two blanks with padding therebetween;

Fig. 4 is a top plan view of Fig. 2;

Fig. 5 is a perspective view showing hair and clothing positioned on the pillow; and

Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 2.

An ordinary pillow consists of a substantially rectangular casing in which filling has been placed and which is used to support the head of a reclining person.

It is a well known fact that many children are particularly susceptible to nervousness upon going to bed and therefore like to be cuddled or enwrapped about the neck and shoulders so as to give a feeling of comfort and security.

Applicant has therefore devised a pillow which not only supports the head, but which has a pair of fully packed elongated arms which may be placed about the neck of a child so as to simulate the cuddling of the child by an older person. At the same time, the arms of the pillow serve to protect the throat and neck of the child against 2,961,668 Patented Nov. 29, 1960 drafts. This is particularly advantageous when the child becomes partially uncovered during sleep.

In the accompanying drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates a pillow portion Which simulates the upper or chest portion of a human body and upon which the head will rest.

To this body portion is attached a head portion 6 and arm portions 7 and 8 by diagonal stitching as shown at C, which arm portions are extended so as to form portions 9 and 11 and hand portions 12 and 13. The portions 7, 9 and 12 are separated by diagonally disposed stitchings A and B, as are the portions 8, 11 and 13. Two similar portions are stitched together as shown in Fig. 3 and a filling is placed therebetween so as to give body to the entire structure.

The head portion of the pillow is provided with side pieces as at 14 so as to give additional thickness to the head portion, filling being shown at 16 throughout the entire structure.

In Fig. 5 I have shown hair at 17 and a dress at 18, having sleeves which cover the arms, exposing only the hands 11 and 13.

In Figs. 1, 2 and 6 it will be noted that I have placed patches thereon to simulate the eyes.

It will thus be seen that I have produced a slumber pillow which is attractive and one which will comfort a child as before stated. It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

A pillow of the character described comprising a pair of blanks each secured one to the other at their margins to retain a filling, each blank having a simulated body portion, a head portion and arm portions, said arm portions being hinged to said body portion by a line of stitching extending through the super-imposed arm portions of the blanks and at an angle whereby said filled and substantially stilf arm portion will fold over said body portion and extend in a downward direction to encircle the head of a child at a point below the chin resting on said body portion.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/640, D21/623, D06/599, 446/72, 5/636
International ClassificationA47G9/00, A47G9/10, A47D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D15/008, A47G9/1045
European ClassificationA47G9/10H, A47D15/00F4