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US2197343A
US2197343A US193382A US19338238A US2197343A US 2197343 A US2197343 A US 2197343A US 193382 A US193382 A US 193382A US 19338238 A US19338238 A US 19338238A US 2197343 A US2197343 A US 2197343A
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    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
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April 16, 1940. s MARX 2,197,343

FOLDABLE HEADREST Filed March 2, 1938 IINVENTOR fi'ted Alan:

ATTORNEYA Patented Apr. 16, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,197,343 FOLDABLE HEADltEST Siegfried Marx, New York, N. Y.

Application March 2, 1938, Serial No. 193,382

2 Claims.

My invention relates to a foldable support and more particularly to a foldable headrest.

On excursions or trips people very often desire to relax fgr a while in a lying position. Most people prefer to rest with their head in a somewhat raised position, but it is inconvenient to take along bulky pillows, which require ample space in a bag.

One object of my invention is to provide a foldable headrest, which is entirely fiat in collapsed position, sothat it maybe easily taken along in a bag or even in a clothing pocket.

Another object of my invention is to provide a foldable headrest consisting of a minimum of elements, which may be easily manufactured at comparatively low costs.

In order to carry out my invention into practice, I provide a foldable headrest comprising two polygonal frames, meaiis pivotally connecting said frames with each other atan intermediate point thereof, said frames being adapted to be entirely internested in each other in a straight plane, and a strip of flexible, material, said strip connecting the upper ends of said frames with each other. If the headrest is to be used at the beach, preferably a second strip of flexible material is provided, which connects the lower ends of said frames and prevents an undesired sinking into the sand. In a preferred embodiment of the headrest, the frames are of substantially 8- shape, so that only a single pivotal connection at the restricted portion of said 8-form becomes necessary. Each of the frames may have fiattened upper and lower ends and may be formed of a fiat metal band.

The above mentioned objects and advantages as well as other objects and advantages will be more fully disclosed in the following specification reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification, in which:

' Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of the foldable headrest in collapsed position,

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the foldable headrest in collapsed position, and

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the foldable headrest in opened position.

Referring now to the drawing, l indicates an outer frame and II indicates an inner frame of the headrest. Both frames are of substantially B-snape with flattened upper ends I2, l3 and flattened lower ends H, 15 respectively. The frames are provided with registering holes [6 at their intermediate restricted portion, through which a pivotal means, such as a rivet IT, a screw or the like, passes to provide a pivotal connection between said frames. The upper ends" and I3 of the frames l0 and II are connected with each other by a flexible strip l8 of fabric or any other suitable material, the ends of which being at- 5 tached to said ends of the frames by ,clamping means or in any other suitable manner. For example, the end of the fabric may surround the end of the frame in form of a loop and may be secured to the main portion of the fabric by 10 means of a seam. Likewise, the lower ends I and ii of the frames l0 and II are connected with each other by a second strip I9. This second strip l9 could be omitted, if desired, but

I prefer to arrange the strip, as it serves to 16 strengthen the construction, if the headrest is in openposition as shown in Fig. 3, and to prevent an undesired sinking into loose sand, if the headrest is used on the beach.

In the embodiment shown in the drawing, each 20 of the frames is formed of a flat metal band, the free ends of which loosely overlapping each other at the intermediate restricted portion of the frames and being clamped together by the pivotal connecting means N. If desired, however, the free ends of the metal band could be welded,to each other.

As clearly shown in Fig. 1, the inner frame II has a form similar to the outer frame H), but its measurements are somewhat smaller than that of the outer frame, so that said two frames l0 and II may be entirely internested in each other in collapsed position of the headrest. Therefore, the headrest is absolutely fiat in collapsed 'position, as, shown in Fig. 2, and has a thickness a 5 equal to the width "of the metal band forming the frame, so that the headrest may be easily taken along in a bag or a clothing pocket. If the headrest is to be used, the frames Ill and II are moved relatively to each other about the pivot 40 I! and are broughtinto the position shown in Fig.

3, which is determined by the length d of the strips l8 and I9. Then the user may conveniently rest his head on the flexible upper strip l 8.

In a preferred embodiment of my invention,

I make the length I) of the headrest equal to about 8", the width 0 equal to about 4%", the

thickness a equal to about A" and the length d of the strips equal to about 6", but I do not wish to be limited to said measurements.

I have described a preferred embodiment of my invention, but it is clear that numerous changes and omissions may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention. For

example, the frames couldbe of another polyg onal form than of l-shape, or the upper end of the frames may not-be flattened, or the lower part of the frames'niiil .not be closed. Furthermore, I could use'the' doldable support for any other pur poses than for a headrest only.

What I claim is:

- 1. A foldable headrestor the like comprising.

two frames of substantially l-shape, each of said frames having flattened upper and lower ends and being formed of-a flat metal band, the free ends of said metal band overlapping each other necting the upper ends of said frames with each other.

2. A foldable headrest or the like comprising two frames of substantially 8-shape, each of said frames having flattened upper and lower ends and being formed of a flat metal band, the free ends of said metal band overlapping each other at one side of the intermediate restricted portion of the B-form, all the adjacent parts and the overlapping parts of said frames being provided with registering openings at the intermediate restricted portions, 9. common pivot pin passing through said openings and holding the overlapped parts together, said frames being adapted to be entirely internested ineach other in a plane. and two strips of flexible material, one of said strips connecting the upper ends of said frames with each other, the other one connecting: the lower ends of said frames with each other.

SIEGFRIED MARX. 20

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Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2502752A (en) * 1947-07-17 1950-04-04 Richards Lillian Head and limb rest
US2551388A (en) * 1948-01-21 1951-05-01 Mae E Nygard Supporting device
US4544203A (en) * 1984-10-11 1985-10-01 Younger Steven K Foldable head rest
US4681370A (en) * 1987-02-19 1987-07-21 Vancil David W Adjustable headrest for sunbathers
US20040140696A1 (en) * 2003-01-16 2004-07-22 Grace Daniel R. Portable collapsible seat
US6839927B1 (en) * 2003-07-22 2005-01-11 Nicholas J. Crane Neck and head hammock including compartments and varying supports
US6868568B2 (en) * 2002-01-31 2005-03-22 Hamilton Souther Adjustable head rest
US9144312B2 (en) 2012-01-06 2015-09-29 Gci Outdoor, Inc. Portable, collapsible stool with a swivel seat
US9398992B1 (en) * 2014-05-30 2016-07-26 Kathleen Suzanne Jansen Pressure free face rest
US9936812B2 (en) * 2016-02-19 2018-04-10 Frances Kessler Leg support assembly

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2502752A (en) * 1947-07-17 1950-04-04 Richards Lillian Head and limb rest
US2551388A (en) * 1948-01-21 1951-05-01 Mae E Nygard Supporting device
US4544203A (en) * 1984-10-11 1985-10-01 Younger Steven K Foldable head rest
US4681370A (en) * 1987-02-19 1987-07-21 Vancil David W Adjustable headrest for sunbathers
US6868568B2 (en) * 2002-01-31 2005-03-22 Hamilton Souther Adjustable head rest
US20040140696A1 (en) * 2003-01-16 2004-07-22 Grace Daniel R. Portable collapsible seat
US6871905B2 (en) * 2003-01-16 2005-03-29 Daniel R. Grace Portable collapsible seat
US6839927B1 (en) * 2003-07-22 2005-01-11 Nicholas J. Crane Neck and head hammock including compartments and varying supports
US9144312B2 (en) 2012-01-06 2015-09-29 Gci Outdoor, Inc. Portable, collapsible stool with a swivel seat
US9398992B1 (en) * 2014-05-30 2016-07-26 Kathleen Suzanne Jansen Pressure free face rest
US9936812B2 (en) * 2016-02-19 2018-04-10 Frances Kessler Leg support assembly

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