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US2463410A
US2463410A US67841146A US2463410A US 2463410 A US2463410 A US 2463410A US 67841146 A US67841146 A US 67841146A US 2463410 A US2463410 A US 2463410A
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March'l, 1949. G. E. MORRIS HEADREST FOR CREEPERS Filed June 21, 1946 Qwuwwfm GEORGE E. MORRIS Patented Mar. 1, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HEADREST FOR. CREEPERS George E. Morris, New Brighton, Minn.

Application June 21, 1946, Serial No. 678,411

6 Claims. 1

My invention relates to creepers and particularly to head rests and the structure for mounting the head rest on the support of the creeper.

An object of the invention resides in providing a creeper, the head rest of which may be adjusted to fit the user in various positions on the creeper.

Another object of the invention resides in providing a construction for guiding the head rest for movement toward and from the support of the creeper.

A still further object of the invention resides in providing locking means for holding the head rest in adjusted position.

Another object of the invention resides in pivotally mounting the head rest to cause the same to conform to the portion of the body of the user with which it comes in contact.

A still further object of the invention resides in providing the support of the creeper with a pair of brackets extending outwardly therefrom and in pivoting to said brackets a pair of arms carrying the head rest.

Another object of the invention resides in constructing the arms and brackets with overlying parts and in forming holes in certain of said parts and arcuate slots in other of said parts registering with said holes.

A still further object of the invention resides in providing clamping means associated with said parts of the brackets and arms and extending through said holes and slots for clamping the head rest in adjusted position.

Other objects of the invention reside in the novel combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter illusstrated and/ or described.

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Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective View of a creeper illustrating an embodiment of my invention.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary elevational sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig. 1 and drawn to a somewhat greater scale.

Fig. 3 is an elevational sectional view taken on line 33 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is an elevational sectional View taken on line 44 of Fig. 2.

In the use of creepers and particularly in connection with the repair of automobiles, it has been found that the head rests do not give the desired support to the user in certain positions of the user. The instant invention overcomes this difficulty by providing a construction whereby the head rest may be raised or lowered relative to the support of the creeper and also tilted so that the user may at all times procure the desired support for his head.

In the drawings, I have shown a creeper III which consists of a board II which forms a support on which the user of the creeper may recline. This board is mounted on a number of casters I2 which permit of moving the creeper about when the user desires to creep under an automobile or other similar device for the purpose of inspecting or repairing the same. While there are many different types of supports used in creepers of the present day, the support forming no particular feature of my invention, has been merely shown as a board, but it can be readily comprehended that the invention may be applied to any form of creeper now in common use.

Associated with the support II is a head rest I3 which is preferably constructed of sheet metal. This head rest has an elongated portion I4 which is bent down at the sides to form flanges I5 and I6 depending therefrom. By means of this construction, a relatively fiat upper surface IT is provided which merges with the rounded corners I8. This construction provides a rest on which the head of the user may be placed and which is extremely comfortable in use.

The head rest I3 is constructed at its ends with two lugs I9 which are bent outwardly therefrom and which are disposed between the flanges I5 and I6. These lugs are supported on two arms 2| and 22 which are also constructed of sheet metal. Rivets 23 extend through the outer ends of said arms and through the lugs I9 and support the head rest I3 for swinging movement with respect thereto. The rivets 23 have washers 24 disposed upon the inner ends of the same whereby friction may be had between the lugs I9 and the arms 2|. This serves to hold the head rest I3 in adjusted position with reference to the said arms.

The arms 2| and 22 are carried by means of two brackets 25 and 26 which are also constructed of sheet metal. These brackets have Walls 21 which support the said arms and are formed with flanges 28 extending outwardly from said walls which overlie the support II. Screws or rivets 29 extend through these flanges and attach the said brackets to the support II. The arms 2| and 22 have parts 3| and 32 which overlie similar parts 33 and 34 of the brackets 25 and 26. Extending through these parts are rivets 35 which pivotally secure the arms 2| and 22 to the brackets 25 and 26. These rivets also have washers '36 on the inner ends of the same whereby suitable friction is afforded between the parts of the arms and brackets to hold the same temporarily in position while the parts are secured from movement. By means of this construction, the head rest I3 is guided for movement toward and from the support so that the same may be raised or lowered to correspond with the position of the user.

For holding the head rest in adjusted position, locking means 31 are employed which are best .tion and highly practical.

shown in Figs. 2 and 3. Each of the arms 2| and. 22 has an arcuate slot 38 formed in the same which is concentric with the axes of the rivets 35. Formed in the brackets 25 and 26 are holes 39 which register with the slots 38. A sleeve 4| is disposed between the two arms 2| and 22 and overlies the parts 3| and 32 at the locality of the slots 38. Extending through the two slots 38, the holes 39 and the sleeve 4| is a bolt 42 which has a head 43 which engages the wall 2'! of the bracket 26 upon the outer surface of the same. Said bolt has a threaded end Ml which projects outwardly beyond the wall 2'! of the bracket 25. Anut 45 is screwed upon this end of the bolt 42 and when tightened down, draws all of the parts together to secure sufiicient friction between the parts 3! and 32 of the arms 2| and 22 and the parts 33 and 34 of the brackets '25 and 26 to restrain relative movement therebetween. The nut ie is formed The use of the invention. is obvious. when the "user wishes to adjust the head rest, the nut 45 is turned by means of the handle M3 and the overlying parts of the arms 2| and 22 and the brackets 25 and 26 loosened. This permits of raising or lowering the head rest to the desired position. Due to the friction afforded between these parts by means of the rivets 35 and the washers 38, the head rest is temporarily held in position. As soon as the nut 45 is tightened, the parts are firmly locked in position and the head rest so remains unti1 readjustment is desired. At the same time, the head rest l3 may be swung about the rivets 23 as pivots and the same adjusted to fit the contour of the users head and neck. Dueto the fact that the parts are constructed of sheet metal, a certain amount of yield is present and if desired, the head rest of the invention may be raised or lowered more at one end than the other. This permits of giving the user support in the event of working on the portion of the automobile which require working from the side instead of directly overhead.

The invention is extremely simple .in construe- The device may be manufactured at a nominal expense.

of what is claimed without departing from thespirit of my invention.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:

1. In combination, a support, a pair ofqbrackets extending outwardly from said support, a pair of arms, a head rest carried by said arms, pivot means for pivoting said arms to said brackets to guide said head rest for swing movement toward. and from said support, said brackets and arms having overlying parts,- certain of said parts having holes therein and the juxtaposed parts having arcuate slots concentric with the axes of said pivot means and registering with said holes, a sleeve disposed between the innermost of said parts, abolt extending jointly-through all of said parts and The head- ,rest is quickly. and easily adjusted both as to The device being entirely Cal 4 through said sleeve and a nut on the end of said bolt for clamping said parts against one another to hold said head rest in adjusted position.

2. In combination, a support, a pair of brackets extending outwardly from said support, a pair of arms, a head rest carried by said arms, said arms overlying said brackets and being disposed between the same, pivot means extending through said arms and brackets for pivoting said arms to guide said head rest for swinging movement toward and from said support, arcuate slots formed in said arms and concentric with the axes of said pivot means, holes in said brackets registering with said slots, a sleeve disposed between said arms, a bolt extending through said brackets, arms and sleeve and a nut screwed upon the end of said bolt and engaging one of said brackets for holding said head rest in adjusted position.

3. In combination, a support, a pair of elongated members extending upwardly and rearwardly from said support, arms pivoted to said members at the rearward ends thereof and extending forlwardly and terminating in proximity to the forward ends of said elongated members, a head rest mounted on said arms at the forward-ends of the same and fastening means for securing said members to said support, said attaching means being disposed at the forward ends of said members.

4. In combination, a support, an elongated member extending upwardly from and along said support, an arm pivoted at one end to one end of said member and extending toward the opposite 1 end of said member, a head rest mounted on the other end of the arm, and fastening means disposed at the other end of said member for securing said member to said support.

5. In combination, a support, an elongated ;40 member extending upwardly from and along said support, an arm pivoted at one end to one end of said member and extending toward the opposite end of said member, a head rest mounted on the other end of the arm, a base formed on said elongated member at the other end. thereof, and fastening means extending through said base and into said support for securing said member to said support.

6. In combination, a support, a bracket having anelongated wall extending along said support and a flange extending outwardly from said wall at one end thereof and forming a base resting upon said support, fastening means extending through said flange and into said support for securing said bracket to said support, an arm pivoted at one end to the other end of said elongated wall and extending in the direction of the other end of said wall, and a headrest mounted on the other end of said arm.

GEORGE E. MORRIS.

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US2564323A (en) * 1949-05-12 1951-08-14 Virgil S Brown Adjustable headrest for creepers
US2592160A (en) * 1950-05-04 1952-04-08 Kunes John Bathtub headrest
US2650644A (en) * 1951-02-15 1953-09-01 Leo C Malco Contour chair with movable padded seat
US2667317A (en) * 1949-08-04 1954-01-26 Gabriel Co Antenna mast support
US3092394A (en) * 1962-05-23 1963-06-04 Lawrence F Burke Automobile mechanic's creeper with adjustable headrest
US3096980A (en) * 1960-10-19 1963-07-09 Wroble & Gauer Co Inc Diving barrier
US5177823A (en) * 1992-05-13 1993-01-12 Oakworks, Inc. Adjustable headrest
US5427436A (en) * 1994-05-26 1995-06-27 Lloyd; John T. Adjustable headrest
US6276012B2 (en) * 1997-11-07 2001-08-21 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Surgical table apparatus
US6397414B1 (en) 2000-06-21 2002-06-04 John T. Lloyd Adjustable face rest
US6739006B2 (en) 1997-11-07 2004-05-25 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Head section support for a surgical table apparatus
US6754923B2 (en) 1997-11-07 2004-06-29 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Leg section support for a surgical table
US20040262974A1 (en) * 2003-06-27 2004-12-30 Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha. Headrest apparatus for a vehicle seat
US20100201176A1 (en) * 2009-02-11 2010-08-12 Dental Equipment, Llc, Dba Pelton & Crane Biarticulated headrest for chair
US20140265775A1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 Lilitab LLC Wall Mount With Configurable Stops
US8876210B2 (en) 2012-11-27 2014-11-04 Beaver State Dental, Inc. Double articulating dental chair headrest apparatus

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US497697A (en) * 1893-05-16 Head-rest
US644247A (en) * 1899-10-02 1900-02-27 James H Button Display-stand.
US676703A (en) * 1901-02-14 1901-06-18 Michael Shaughnessy Rack.
US1009417A (en) * 1911-06-10 1911-11-21 Joseph R John Barber's head-rest.
US1184487A (en) * 1915-03-27 1916-05-23 Anna A Renfrow Automobile repair-creeper.
USRE15742E (en) * 1924-01-08 P ate nt off
US1639801A (en) * 1925-05-09 1927-08-23 William H Heise Stretcher
US1957608A (en) * 1934-01-19 1934-05-08 Frank H Mccann Adjustable headrest

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US441562A (en) * 1890-11-25 Clothes-drier
US497697A (en) * 1893-05-16 Head-rest
USRE15742E (en) * 1924-01-08 P ate nt off
US644247A (en) * 1899-10-02 1900-02-27 James H Button Display-stand.
US676703A (en) * 1901-02-14 1901-06-18 Michael Shaughnessy Rack.
US1009417A (en) * 1911-06-10 1911-11-21 Joseph R John Barber's head-rest.
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2564323A (en) * 1949-05-12 1951-08-14 Virgil S Brown Adjustable headrest for creepers
US2667317A (en) * 1949-08-04 1954-01-26 Gabriel Co Antenna mast support
US2592160A (en) * 1950-05-04 1952-04-08 Kunes John Bathtub headrest
US2650644A (en) * 1951-02-15 1953-09-01 Leo C Malco Contour chair with movable padded seat
US3096980A (en) * 1960-10-19 1963-07-09 Wroble & Gauer Co Inc Diving barrier
US3092394A (en) * 1962-05-23 1963-06-04 Lawrence F Burke Automobile mechanic's creeper with adjustable headrest
US5177823A (en) * 1992-05-13 1993-01-12 Oakworks, Inc. Adjustable headrest
US5427436A (en) * 1994-05-26 1995-06-27 Lloyd; John T. Adjustable headrest
US6754923B2 (en) 1997-11-07 2004-06-29 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Leg section support for a surgical table
US6276012B2 (en) * 1997-11-07 2001-08-21 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Surgical table apparatus
US6739006B2 (en) 1997-11-07 2004-05-25 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Head section support for a surgical table apparatus
US6397414B1 (en) 2000-06-21 2002-06-04 John T. Lloyd Adjustable face rest
US20040262974A1 (en) * 2003-06-27 2004-12-30 Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha. Headrest apparatus for a vehicle seat
US20100201176A1 (en) * 2009-02-11 2010-08-12 Dental Equipment, Llc, Dba Pelton & Crane Biarticulated headrest for chair
US7871130B2 (en) * 2009-02-11 2011-01-18 Dental Equipment, Llc Biarticulated headrest for chair
US8876210B2 (en) 2012-11-27 2014-11-04 Beaver State Dental, Inc. Double articulating dental chair headrest apparatus
US20140265775A1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 Lilitab LLC Wall Mount With Configurable Stops
US9416912B2 (en) * 2013-03-15 2016-08-16 Lilitab LLC Wall mount with configurable stops

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