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Publication numberUS2962731 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 6, 1960
Filing dateJul 3, 1958
Priority dateJul 3, 1958
Publication numberUS 2962731 A, US 2962731A, US-A-2962731, US2962731 A, US2962731A
InventorsWallace A Bounds
Original AssigneeWallace A Bounds
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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,tf m1 A Dec. 6, 1960 W. A. BOUNDS PILLOWS Filed .my s. `rase United States Patent O PILLOWS Wallace A. Bounds, 3741 136th Place SE., Bellevue, Wash.

Filed July 3, 1958, Ser. No. 746,441

1 Claim. (Cl. 5-337) The invention relates to improvements in pillows in which a hollow core is built; and the object of the improvement is to provide a confining space for such objects as very small radios which may be heard by a person using the pillow in the conventional manner, handkerchiefs or small valuables.

One form of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a plan view ofthe pillow; Figure 2, a vertical section along the line 2 2, Figure 1 illustrating the hollow core which forms a compartment; and Figure 3, an end view from the section plane 3-3, Figure 2, showing the opening.

A pillow 1, its top 1A and its bottom 1B, has a lining 2 in bag form inserted into its interior to form a hollow core. The pillow 1 and the lining 2 are suitably fastened at a side of each to provide a ready opening into the core of the pillow. The opening may be controlled by a pair of flat springs 3 joined at their ends and encased at the mouth of the opening. In one lip of the opening one spring 3A shown by dotted lines, Figure 3, appears in a deilected position for access to the compartment.

I am aware that prior to my invention that insulating bags have been made with the same topological configuration and it is conceivable that my invention might in emergencies be used for the same purposes. Topologically, however, the inner and outer surfaces of any bag, regardless of wall thickness, form a shape which is the 2,962,731` Patented Dec. 6, 1960 ICC same as my invention. 'I'he amount of insulation or padding provided by the walls of such a bag is a matter of definition, purpose, the kind of material and its thickness. The distinguishing feature between my invention and these other more general topological forms which I do not claim as my invention is that my invention remains a pillow.

I claim:

A pillow having space therein for the instant storage of objects substantially smaller in volume than said pillow comprising an outer bag-like casing which includes a top cover portion and a bottom cover portion having substantially identical peripheries and a non-joined peripheral end portion, a bag-like lining disposed within and spaced from said top and bottom portions so as to form a compartment substantially smaller in volume than the volume of said pillow, said lining having an open end, the edge portions of said lining defining the opening conforming to and joined to the non-joined end portion of said casing, resilient means secured in lixed position between the casing and lining adjacent the periphery of said lining opening and the non-joined portions of said casing and normally holding the edges of said opening in closed position, said resilient means being readily deilectable to an open position to permit access into said bag-like lining through said opening, and pillow lling material disposed between said casing and said lining.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,068,355 McComb July 22, 1913 1,617,822 OLeary Feb. 15, 1927 1,716,145 Moudry June 4, 1929 1,955,583 Haley Apr. 17, 1934 2,125,354 Meier Aug, 2, 1938 2,234,506 Sistig Mar. 11, 1941 2,254,603 Follis Sept. 2, 1941 2,293,530 Beehler Aug. 18, 1942 2,305,173 Leeb Dec. 15, 1942 2,822,012 Gold Feb. 4, 1958 2,837,145 Goetz June 3, 1958

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U.S. Classification5/639, 5/904
International ClassificationA47G9/10, A47C27/14, A47G9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G2009/006, Y10S5/904, A47G9/1045
European ClassificationA47G9/10H