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Publication numberUS3258790 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 5, 1966
Filing dateSep 23, 1963
Priority dateSep 23, 1963
Also published asDE1429363A1
Publication numberUS 3258790 A, US 3258790A, US-A-3258790, US3258790 A, US3258790A
InventorsMaru Thomas T
Original AssigneeMaru Thomas T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bar pillow
US 3258790 A
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T. T. MARU July 5, 1966 BAR PILLOW Filed Sept. 25, 1963 INVENTOR.

THOMAS T. MARU ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,258,790 BAR PILLOW Thomas T. Maru, 916 S. Queen St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Filed Sept. 23, 1963, Ser. No. 310,744 3 Claims. (Cl. -337) The present invention relates to a pillow which will allow air to circulate between the users head and his bed when it is in use. Present day pillows do not allow air to circulate between the users head and his bed when they are used.

An object of this invention is to provide a pillow that will allow air to circulate between the users head and his bed when it is in use.

Another object of this invention is to provide a pillow which will relieve tension and physical fatigue.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a pillow which will allow a woman to keep her hairdo or coilfure in place.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide a pillow which will allow a person with damp hair to sleep on a bed without wetting it and at the same time allow his hair to dry while he sleeps.

A further object of this invention is. to provide a pillow which will allow a person with a boil on the back of his head or neck to sleep comfortably.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a pillow which will allow a person who has a wound on the back of his neck or head or an earache to sleep comfortably.

Yet annother object of this invention is to provide a pillow which will lessen the chance of the user developing heat rash on the back of his head and neck while sleeping.

Other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be readily apparent from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:

FIGURE 1 is a top view of the bar pillow of the invention.

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the bar pillow.

FIGURE 3 is a front view of the bar pillow.

FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of a bar of the bar pillow.

FIGURE 5 is a sectional view taken on line 5--5 of FIGURE 2. looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.

FIGURES 6 to 8 are side views of the bar pillow in use in various positions.

FIGURE 9 is a side view of the inner face of a support of the bar pillow.

Before explaining the present invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawing, since the invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced or carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology of terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation.

Referring now to the drawing wherein like reference numerals refer to like and corresponding parts throughout the several views, the preferred embodiment of the invention disclosed in FIGURES 19 inclusive consists of two supports or end members 1 and three bars 2. The support 1 is made of wood or any other suitable material having substantially the shape of an equilateral triangle. Each corner 3 of the support is rounded off and each side 4 of the support has a slight incurve or concavity. Three holes 5 are drilled equidistant in the support 1. The bar 2 is made of chrome-plated brass tubing or any other suitable metal or material and is circular in cross section. When a tubing is used, it may be filled with plaster of Paris 6 to strengthen the tubing. The ends of bar 2 are placed in holes 5- in the support 1 and are secured thereto by glue or other means.

My invention may be used in either of two ways: (1) As shown in FIGURE 6 with one side 4 resting on a bed so that one bar 2 is facing the users head; or (2) as shown in FIGURES 7 and 8 with one corner 3 gesting on a bed so that two bars are facing the users ead.

When one side of my invention is placed on a bed so that one bar is facing the users head and away from the bed, the head of the user is rested on the bar facing his head. While in this position as shown in FIGURE 6, my invention is kept steady on a soft bed because of the four corners in contact with the bed and because of the two incurves in the sides of. my invention.

When a corner of my invention is placed on a bed so that two bars are facing the users head and away from the bed, the head of the user is rested on the two bars facing the rear of his head with one bar at the nape of his neck. My invention will not move away from its position when rocked because the users head is braced on top of the double bars and the rounded corner will rock to fit his head position as illustrated in FIGURES 7 and 8. Other pillows in existence will roll away when rocked, not so with my invention.

The bars of my invention may be padded or cushioned if it is desired. Also a pad may be used over the bar or bars in use to cushion the hardness of the bar.

My invention can be used anywhere.

My invention allows air to circulate between the users head and his bed when it is in use as the air passes between the bars.

I have found that my invention when used will relieve tension and physical fatigue by allowing the user to sleep comfortably.

My invention allows a woman to keep her hairdo or coitfure in place as only a small portion of her hair is in contact with the bar or bars.

My invention allows a person with damp hair to sleep on a bed without wetting it and allows his hair to dry while he sleeps. The circulation of air between the users head and his bed will dry his head while he sleeps.

My invention allows a person with a boil on the back of his head or neck to sleep comfortably by use of the double bars. The boil i placed between the double bars where there is no pressure and it would be comfortable because the other part of the head or neck is absorbing the pressure instead of the boil. Other pillows will not allow a person with a boil on the back of his head or neck to sleep comfortably as there would be pressure on the boil.

My invention allows a person with a wound on the back of his head or neck to sleep comfortably. The wound is placed between the double bars of my invention so that there will be no pressure on it.

My invention will allow a person who has an earache to sleep comfortably because it is rigid and does not come in contact with the ear which has the earache.

My invention will lessen the chance of the user developing heat rash on the back of his head or neck while sleeping by allowing air to circulate between the users head and neck and his bed.

Although but a single embodiment of the invention has been disclosed and described herein, it is obvious that many changes may be made in the size, shape, arrangement, and detail of the various elements of the invention without departing from the scope of the novel concepts of the present invention.

I claim as my invention: 3. A pillow as claimed in claim 2, comprising plaster 1. A pillow comprising spaced and parallel substanof Paris in the tubular members, to strengthen the same. tially triangular end members and three bars in equispaced parallel relation extending between said end mem- References Cited y the Examine! bers, said end members including rounded corners :adapt 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS ed to provide rocking surface and being provided between sa id corners with concavities, said bars being spaced 1934254 11/1933 a g 5 337 apart at a. distance whereby to accommodate and support 25O9537 5/1950 Sher 5*337 X the rear part of the head of a user with one of the bars 3083964 4/1963 Wentzel 272 62 X positioned at the nape of the neck of the user. 1

2. A pillow as claimed in claim 1, wherein the bars are 0 FRANK SHERRY P'lmary Exammer' tubular members. A. M. CALVERT, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/636, 482/10, 5/638, 5/639, 5/643
International ClassificationA47G9/00, A47G9/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/1009
European ClassificationA47G9/10B