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Publication numberUS2990558 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1961
Filing dateAug 19, 1959
Priority dateAug 19, 1959
Publication numberUS 2990558 A, US 2990558A, US-A-2990558, US2990558 A, US2990558A
InventorsNina L Engel
Original AssigneeNina L Engel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Face rest mattress
US 2990558 A
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ATTD RNEYS United States Patent F 2,990,558 FACE REST MATTRESS Nina L. Engel, Spencer, Wis. Filed Aug. 19, 1959, Ser. No. 834,766 5 Claims. (Cl. 591) In numerous instances people sleep in inverted positions even though it is necessary to turn the head sidewise to breathe and sleeping continuously through a night with the head turned to one side results in a stifi neck and uncomfortable pains. With this thought in mind this invention contemplates a mattress having openings extended therethrough with face supporting cushions at the sides and at least one end of the opening and with an outlet opening for carbon dioxide exhaled by the sleeper positioned in one side.

The object of this invention is therefore, to provide a mattress which facilitates breathing with a sleeper in an inverted position wherein the face is turned downwardly.

Another object of the invention is to provide air circulation passages through a mattress wherein cool air Patented July 4., 1961 FIGURE 7 is a section taken on line 77 of FIGURE 6 showing a side inlet passage extending from the face opening of the mattress.

FIGURE 8 is a plan view showing a cover for the side cushions of the face opening of a mattress.

FIGURE 9 is a plan view showing a cover for a forehead receiving cushion positioned at one end of the face opening of the mattress.

FIGURE 10 is a side elevational view taken on line 10-10 of FIGURE 5 showing an air inlet opening positioned in one side of the mattress.

FIGURE 11 is a plan view illustrating the sheet arrangement at one of the face openings of a mattress and also showing the covers partly attached to the sheet and mattress.

Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts the improved face rest of this invention includes a mattress 10 which, as illustrated in FIGURE 1, is provided with vertically disposed openings '11 and 12 with cushions 13 and 14 at V the sides of the opening 11 and similar cushions 15 and from an area around the floor is provided for breathing and wherein a vent is provided for air exhaled by a sleeper.

Another important object of the inventionis to provide a mattress which facilitates sleeping in an inverted position in which cushioning elements are provided around an opening through the mattress to provide comfortable supports for the face of a sleeper.

A further object of the invention is to provide a mattresshaving face receiving openings therein with inlet and outlet passages extended from the said openings in which the mattress is of a simple and economical construction. a

With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a. mattress having a face receivappear from the following description taken in connection with the drawings, wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a plan View of amattress showing openings with cushions in combination therewith extended downwardly through the mattress.

FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of the mattress shown in FIGURE 1 with parts broken away showing a section through one of the face receiving openings.

FIGURE 3 is an end elevational view of a corner of the mattress shown in FIGURE 1 with parts broken away showing a section taken on line 33 of FIG- URE 2.

FIGURE 4 is a plan view of the mattress, similar to that shown in FIGURE 1 showing a sheet positioned over the mattress and with covers over openings of the sheet, the parts being shown on a reduced scale.

FIGURE 5 is a plan view of a corner of the mattress shown in FIGURE 1 with parts broken away and with the parts shown on an enlarged scale.

FIGURE 6 is a section taken on line 6--6 of FIGURE 5 showing the outlet or carbon dioxide opening extended from the face opening.

16 at the sides of the opening 12 and with cushions 17 and 18 at the ends of the openings, respectively.

The cushions at the sides of the openings are positioned to receive the cheeks or cheek bones of the face whereas the cushions at the end are positioned to receive the forehead. The cushions at the sides of the opening are provided with strips of material 19 which, as shown in FIGURE 2., extend downwardly through the openings in the mattress and are secured inposition by snaps 20. Outlet openings 2'1 and 22 extend from forward sides of the openings 11 and 12 to provide vents for the escape of carbon dioxide exhaled by sleepers. The passages 23 leading to the openings 21 and 22 are provided with binding, as indicated by the numeral 24.

The openings 11 and 12 are in alignment with passages 25 extended through a box spring 26 upon which the mattress is positioned and with the passages 25 leading to points relatively close to the floor cool air is provided to sleepers on the mattress.

Snaps 27- are provided at the sides of the cushions at the sides of the openings through the mattress and similar snaps 28 are provided at the ends. The snaps 27 being positioned to receive co-acting snap elements 29 of covers 30.for the cushions at the sides of the opening and the snaps 28 are positioned to receive co-acting snap elements 31 of the forehead receiving cushion covers 32.

The covers 30 are also provided with snap elements 33 the covers 32 are provided with snaps 35 that co-act with similar snaps 36 in the openings.

The ends of the passages 23 of the openings 21 and 22 are provided with binding rims 37 and 38 which form finished edges around the openings.

A sheet 39 for the mattress is also provided with openings 40 and 41 positioned in registering relation with the openings 11 and 12, and openings 42 and 43 which are in registering relation with the openings 21 and 22. The openings are provided with suitable covers 44 and 45, 46 and 47. The covers are secured to the sheet 39 by snap fasteners 48.

As illustrated in FIGURE 3 the ends of the openings 11 and 12 on the opposite side of the mattress are provided with cushions 49 and 50, similar to the cushions 13, 14, *15 and 16. Similar cushions are also provided for the forehead at the end of the opening.

A mattress for a single bed should have one of the face opening assemblies and a mattress for a double bed should have two of said assemblies. The face opening assemblies are spaced relatively close to the end of the mattress at the head end of a bed.

In the modification illustrated in FIGURES 5, 6 and 7 a mattress 51 is provided with a face receiving opening 52 having an inclined air inlet duct 53 extended from a nipple 54 at one side of the opening 52 and cushions 55 and 56 for receiving the cheeks of a sleeper, and positioned at the sides of the opening 52, are provided with covers 30 that are retained in position by snap fasteners 29 and 33. In this design the fasteners 33 are installed in'a flap 57 that extends from the cushion cover downwardly into the upper part of the opening 52.

The duct 53 is provided with a lining 58 and the end of the duct is provided with a binding 59 forming a finish, at the open end of the duct. A sheet, extended over the mattress, is provided with an opening 61 that is positioned in registering relation with the end of the duct 53.

The mattress 51 is also provided with a cushion 62 for the forehead of a sleeper and one of the covers 32 is secured on the cushion 62 by the snaps 31. The cover 32 is also provided with a snap fastener 35 that is positioned in a flap 63.

The mattress 51 is also provided with a vent or carbon dioxide escape passage 64 having a lining 65 and the end of the passage communicating with the open ing 52 is provided with a binding or collar 66, which forms a finish. The opposite or upper end of the passage 64 is provided with a similar binding 67 which forms a rim 68, providing a finish around the open end of the passage.

The fresh air intake and exhaled air vent extending to and from the face opening may be formed in different designs and the leading and escape passages may also be formed in different designs and may lead to diiferent points of a mattress.

The sheets, covers, and fastening elements may also be of different designs and the sheets may or may not be provided with face openings as may be desired.

The covers for the cushions should be of material that is easily cleaned, or washed and ironed and such devices may be supplied with the sheet, or as independent elements.

Pillows may also be provided with the mattresses and the pillows may be placed over the openings in place of the covers when the mattresses are not in use, and also when a person desires to sleep in a different position.

It will be understood that modifications, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. A mattress having spaced vertically disposed openings extended therethrough with cushions positioned in the mattress at the sides of the openings and also at one of the ends of the openings, and an outlet passage extended from each of said openings to the exterior of the mattress said outlet passage terminating in the upper surface of the mattress adjacent the cushions positioned at the ends of said opening.

2. In a mattress face rest, the combination which comprises a mattress having spaced vertically disposed openings extended therethrough with cheek receiving cushions positioned in the mattress at the sides of the openings and with forehead receiving cushions positioned in the mattress at outer ends of the openings, said mattress having vents extended from the openings through the upper surface of the mattress, said vents terminating in the upper surface of the mattress adjacent the cushions positioned at the ends of said openings and covers for said cushions and openings.

3. A mattress having spaced vertically disposed face receiving openings extended therethrough, cheek receiving cushions positioned in the mattress at the sides of said openings, forehead receiving cushions in the mattress positioned at the ends of the openings spaced from the end of the mattress, covers extended into said openings and remova'bly mounted on said cushions, said mattress having vents extended from the openings through the upper surface, said vents terminating in the upper surface of the mattress adjacent the cushions positioned at the ends of said openings and a box spring having vertically disposed openings extended therethrough, the openings of the mattress being, in registering relation with the openings extended through the box spring and in communication with the vents in said mattress.

4. A mattress having a face receiving opening spaced inwardly from one end, cushions positioned in the mattress at the sides of the opening, a cushion positioned in the mattress at the end of the opening spaced from the end of the mattress, said mattress having a vent therein extended from the face receiving opening through the upper surface of the mattress, said mattress also having an intake passage extended from the face receiving opening through one side of the mattress, and covers extended into said openings for said cushions.

5. A mattress having a face receiving opening spaced inwardly from one end, cushions positioned in the mattress at the sides of the opening, a cushion positioned in the mattress at the end of the opening spaced from the end of the mattress, said mattress having a vent therein extended from the face receiving opening through the upper surface of the mattress, said mattress also having an intake. passage extended from the face receiving opening through one side of the mattress, covers extended into said openings for said cushions, and a sheet having openings therein, and said openings of the sheet being in registering relation with openings of the mattress.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,949,035 Bewischgens Feb. 27, 1934 2,654,898 Eckart et al. 'Oct. 13, 1953 2,654,899 Yarzola Oct. 13, 1953 2,810,920 Carruth Oct. 29, 1957

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/725
International ClassificationA47C27/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47C27/144, A47C27/146, A47C20/026
European ClassificationA47C27/14C4, A47C27/14C2, A47C20/02J