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Publication numberUS3621155 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 16, 1971
Filing dateSep 29, 1969
Priority dateSep 29, 1969
Publication numberUS 3621155 A, US 3621155A, US-A-3621155, US3621155 A, US3621155A
InventorsJackson L Pruitt
Original AssigneeJackson L Pruitt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stereo pillow
US 3621155 A
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I United States Patent 1 1 3,621,155

[72] Inventor L. lggiitis U 5 keferencgs Cit d nt op, x .S. Naval Station, New York NY. 09571 UNITED STATES PATENTS [2n APPL No. 861,926 2,512,641 6/1950 Halstead 179/146 H UX s p 29, 3,241.63 3/1966 Manieri EX [45] Patented No 16,!971 3,290,450 12/1966 Majoros 179/146 H 3,384,719 5/1968 Lanzara 179/146 H Primary Examiner-William C. Cooper [54] STEREO PILLOW Allorney- Fryer, Tjensvald, Fcix, Phillips and Lempio 1 Claim, 6 Drawing Figs.

[52] US. Cl 179/146 H ABSTRACT: A pillow containing a plurality of loud speakers [51] Int. Cl H04m 1/11 divided into two rou s and electrically connected to stereo 8 P [50] Field of Search 179/146 H, equipment whereby each group reproduces a corresponding 1 GA, 1 E channel.

- listen to the sound through the pillow. If TV SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION One end of a pillow is provided with a plurality of spaced loud speakers disposed along a line extending transversely between the sides of the pillow. The opposite end is provided with a like plurality of speakers arranged in like manner. The speakers are connected to a stereo amplifier with one channel being reproduced by the speakers at one end of the pillow while the other channel is reproduced by the speakers at the other end of the pillow.

My invention can be used as an ordinary bed pillow. It provides a comfortable way to enjoy stereo music afier or before retiring. If a timer is attached to stereo equipment it is possible to go to sleep and awaken to stereo music. Bed patients in hospitals or home can enjoy stereo music, or watch TV and becomes stereo in the future the enjoyment of the pillow by the patient would be increased. Using the stereo pillow will allow better reception than when using a small pillow speaker beside or under the pillow. Reproduction is of same quality as when wearing stereo headphones but is more comfortable. Other uses according to the desire of the user can be available.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:

FIG. I is a top view of a pillow in accordance with my inventron;

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional side view thereof,

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional end view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a detail cross-sectional view of one loud speaker in the pillow;

FIG. 5 is a detail from view of the structure of FIG. 4; and

FIG. 6 shows my invention in use.

DETAIL DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now to FIGS. 1-6, a relatively flat rectangularly shaped foam rubber pillow 10 is provided with eight recesses 12 having unobstructed openings flush with the top pillow surface. These recesses are arranged into two groups of four recesses each of which are disposed into two parallel lines adjacent corresponding ends of the pillow and extending transversely between the two opposite sides thereof.

Each recess contains a suitably shaped chamber for receiving a corresponding loud speaker 14 with front grill 24. Remotely disposed stereo equipment 18 shown as located at bedside but actually locatable any place is connected by wires 16 to the loud speakers in such manner that the group of four adjacent one pillow end reproduces one channel while the other group of four at the other end reproduces the other channel.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.

Having thus described this new is:

l. A pillow having a substantially rectangular shape and a plurality of recesses disposed adjacent one surface thereof;

said recesses divided into two like groups, each group containing equidistantly spaced recesses disposed along a line adjacent to a corresponding end of the pillow and extending transversely to the longitudinal direction of the pillow;

each recess communicating by way of an unobstructed opening with said one surface; and,

a speaker disposed in each of said recesses and adapted to be connected to sound reproducing equipment with the speakers in one group reproducing separate channels from speakers in the other group.

i i I! l invention, what is asserted as

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US7571503Sep 15, 2005Aug 11, 2009Metric Products, Inc.Headphone pillow
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Classifications
U.S. Classification381/182, 5/639, 381/301, 5/904
International ClassificationA47G9/00, H04R1/10, A47G9/10, H04R5/02
Cooperative ClassificationH04R5/023, A47G2009/006, Y10S5/904, A47G9/1045
European ClassificationA47G9/10H, H04R5/02B