US2782427A - Convalescent's pillow - Google Patents

Convalescent's pillow Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2782427A
US2782427A US409562A US40956254A US2782427A US 2782427 A US2782427 A US 2782427A US 409562 A US409562 A US 409562A US 40956254 A US40956254 A US 40956254A US 2782427 A US2782427 A US 2782427A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
pillow
shoulder
recess
arm
support
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US409562A
Inventor
Mary A Ericson
Original Assignee
Mary A Ericson
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Mary A Ericson filed Critical Mary A Ericson
Priority to US409562A priority Critical patent/US2782427A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US2782427A publication Critical patent/US2782427A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G9/00Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows
    • A47G9/10Pillows
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
    • A61G7/05Parts, details or accessories of beds
    • A61G7/065Rests specially adapted therefor
    • A61G7/075Rests specially adapted therefor for the limbs

Description

Feb. 26, 1957 G. R. ERlcsoN 2,782,427

coNvALEscENTs PILLOW Filed Feb. 1l, 1954 1N V EN TOR.

'United States Patent O CONVALESCENTS PILLOW George R. Ericson, Kirkwood, Mo.; Mary A. Ericson, executl'ix of George R. Ericson, deceased Application February 11, 1954, Serial No. 409,562

1 Claim. (Cl. 5-338) This invention relates -to an improvement in pads or pillows for invalids which are constructed especially to provide a cushion support for the side of the trunk and head of the patient. More specifically, this invention relates to a pillow so constructed as to allow the patient to -rest comfortably on his side by providing even and uniform support for the trunk without placing any substantial pressure on the shoulder or arm.

Pillows contoured with special shapes are well known, but none, so far as I am aware, are suitable except as a support for the head or body in one or the other of two positions-face up or face down. The former position is not suitable except when the body is prone and, unless some change in position is permitted from the face-up position, the patient will become restless and be troubled with poor circulation.

The present invention is a pillow with a suitable surface to support the head. A recess below this surface accommodates the shoulder, and a connecting channel accommodates the arm. Below this recess the pillow is tapered to provide uniform pressure against the upper trunk. With this invention, the patient can rest comfortably on his side for long periods without disturbing the circulation in his shoulder, which would normally be under him and support an undue proportion of the weight.

The drawings illustrate one form of the present invention in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating the pillow in use.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view illustrating one form of the present invention; and

Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Referring, rst, to Fig. 2, a pillow 1 is shown of generally rectangular coniiguration, and may be a thick pad of foam rubber or any other suitable resilient material. The pillow 1 has a surface 2 adjacent one edge which is suitable as a headrest, and a scooped-out portion 3 tapering in thickness to the opposite edge. Displaced slightly to one side of the middle of the pillow is a recess 4 of considerable depth, which may extend all the way e ICC through as shown. Connecting this recess and running diagonally toward a lower corner of Vthe pillow is a channel 5. In Fig. 3, the channel 5 is shown of substantially uniform depth throughout its length. One margin of the tapered port-ion 3 of the pillow ends on a line 6 inside of one edge and is co-extensive therewith, ending at a point approximately even with the middle of t-he edge of the recess 4. The other margin ends at the line 7 inside the opposite edge. The channel 5 defines the end of the tapered portion 3 between these margins.

Fig. l illustrates the pillow in use. In this view, the head is supported on the portion 2 of the pillow, and, because of the relatively large area provided, considerable latitude in head position is allowed. The patients shoulder is received within the recess 4 and if, as illustrated, this recess extends through the pillow, no pressure will be applied to the shoulder. Likewise, since the arm rests in the channel 5, the arm is provided with a cushion support but does not bear any of the weight of the body. The principal support for the body is provided by the scooped-out portion 3, which is contoured to support the weight of the body and thus relieve the arm and shoulder so as to permit free circulation of the blood in this body position.

From the foregoing description it is apparent that the pillow is so tapered as to relieve supporting pressure on lthe shoulder and arm of the person while on his side, and that the contour of the pillow will provide uniform and even distribution of the patients weight.

It is contemplated that modifications may be made without departing from the invention vas defined in the appended claim.

Iclaim:

A pillow comprising, in combination, a pad of soft, resilient material of substantial length and width, an upper head-supporting surface for said pillow formed by one portion of said pillow, a second portion for said pil low having a scooped portion tapering lengthwise of said pillow for supporting the upper trunk of the body, a hole in said pillow located at the juncture between said one portion and said second portion to receive the shoulder, and a channel in said pillow extending from said hole at an angle to said second portion to remove the pressure on the upper arm whereby the pillow contour gives even distribution of weight.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,542,674 Dar-ling June 16, 1925 2,182,861 Albert Dec. l2, 1939 FOREIGN PATENTS 452,283 Germany Nov. 9, 1927

US409562A 1954-02-11 1954-02-11 Convalescent's pillow Expired - Lifetime US2782427A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US409562A US2782427A (en) 1954-02-11 1954-02-11 Convalescent's pillow

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US409562A US2782427A (en) 1954-02-11 1954-02-11 Convalescent's pillow

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2782427A true US2782427A (en) 1957-02-26

Family

ID=23621038

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US409562A Expired - Lifetime US2782427A (en) 1954-02-11 1954-02-11 Convalescent's pillow

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2782427A (en)

Cited By (26)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2933738A (en) * 1957-10-14 1960-04-26 Katherine J Whelan Pressure-relieving pad
US3604023A (en) * 1969-08-27 1971-09-14 Edmond J Lynch True lateral body positioning arrangement for radiography
US4192029A (en) * 1978-10-16 1980-03-11 Bond Helen I Head and neck supportive device for hemiside reclining persons
US4235472A (en) * 1978-06-22 1980-11-25 Robert Sparks Sleeping device for sitting position
US4288879A (en) * 1979-09-06 1981-09-15 Pate Johnny L Maternity pillow
WO1984002268A1 (en) * 1982-12-13 1984-06-21 Eva Rajan Means for stabilizing the pelvis of a lying patient
US5214814A (en) * 1992-03-04 1993-06-01 Eremita Nunzio A Multiple posture sleeping pillow with arm rest
US5479667A (en) * 1994-02-16 1996-01-02 Nelson; Frank O. Ergonomic pillow assembly
US5644809A (en) * 1996-05-15 1997-07-08 Olson; Michael J. Cervical pillow
US6336236B1 (en) * 1999-11-22 2002-01-08 Steve Dalton Snuggle pillow
US6523199B2 (en) 2001-02-08 2003-02-25 Raymond Noel Gross Self adjusting support for sleeping
US6691353B2 (en) * 2001-07-20 2004-02-17 Richard Apollo Fuhriman Arm pillow
US7168114B1 (en) * 2005-08-23 2007-01-30 William Larenas Medical device arm rest
US20090000625A1 (en) * 2007-06-29 2009-01-01 Alfery David D Patient Arm Pad
US20090250073A1 (en) * 2007-06-29 2009-10-08 Mizuho Osi Patient Arm Pad with Adjustment
US20110056503A1 (en) * 2008-02-22 2011-03-10 Cynthia R. Abraham Ergonomic support apparatus and method for assisting sleep
US8069515B1 (en) 2010-06-07 2011-12-06 Craig Tingey Orthopedic pillow with shoulder recess
US20120145165A1 (en) * 2010-12-13 2012-06-14 David Alan Troyka Support for copulating couples and method of use
US20120247484A1 (en) * 2011-04-04 2012-10-04 Gwen Jewell Heel Support For Multiple Patient Orientations
US20130091632A1 (en) * 2010-06-25 2013-04-18 Andres Roban Therapeutic pillow with hand rest
US8516639B2 (en) 2010-12-10 2013-08-27 Ed Mobley Surgical positioning pillow
US8756734B1 (en) * 2013-09-06 2014-06-24 Sandra E. Ortega Pillow device
US8806684B1 (en) 2013-09-06 2014-08-19 Sandra E. Ortega Pillow device
USD736541S1 (en) 2013-12-13 2015-08-18 Billie Maldonado Orthopedic pillow
US9138087B2 (en) 2014-02-07 2015-09-22 Latitude Innovations Universal prone/supine pillow
US20160089295A1 (en) * 2014-09-26 2016-03-31 Carmelo Panetta Left arm trans access positioning apparatus

Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1542674A (en) * 1921-01-11 1925-06-16 Alice O Darling Combined pillow and chest supporter
DE452283C (en) * 1927-11-09 Arthur Mahnkopf bolster
US2182861A (en) * 1937-01-21 1939-12-12 Suzanne A Albert Adjustable treatment pad

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE452283C (en) * 1927-11-09 Arthur Mahnkopf bolster
US1542674A (en) * 1921-01-11 1925-06-16 Alice O Darling Combined pillow and chest supporter
US2182861A (en) * 1937-01-21 1939-12-12 Suzanne A Albert Adjustable treatment pad

Cited By (31)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2933738A (en) * 1957-10-14 1960-04-26 Katherine J Whelan Pressure-relieving pad
US3604023A (en) * 1969-08-27 1971-09-14 Edmond J Lynch True lateral body positioning arrangement for radiography
US4235472A (en) * 1978-06-22 1980-11-25 Robert Sparks Sleeping device for sitting position
US4192029A (en) * 1978-10-16 1980-03-11 Bond Helen I Head and neck supportive device for hemiside reclining persons
US4288879A (en) * 1979-09-06 1981-09-15 Pate Johnny L Maternity pillow
WO1984002268A1 (en) * 1982-12-13 1984-06-21 Eva Rajan Means for stabilizing the pelvis of a lying patient
US5214814A (en) * 1992-03-04 1993-06-01 Eremita Nunzio A Multiple posture sleeping pillow with arm rest
US5479667A (en) * 1994-02-16 1996-01-02 Nelson; Frank O. Ergonomic pillow assembly
US5644809A (en) * 1996-05-15 1997-07-08 Olson; Michael J. Cervical pillow
US6336236B1 (en) * 1999-11-22 2002-01-08 Steve Dalton Snuggle pillow
US6523199B2 (en) 2001-02-08 2003-02-25 Raymond Noel Gross Self adjusting support for sleeping
US6691353B2 (en) * 2001-07-20 2004-02-17 Richard Apollo Fuhriman Arm pillow
US7168114B1 (en) * 2005-08-23 2007-01-30 William Larenas Medical device arm rest
US20090000625A1 (en) * 2007-06-29 2009-01-01 Alfery David D Patient Arm Pad
US20090250073A1 (en) * 2007-06-29 2009-10-08 Mizuho Osi Patient Arm Pad with Adjustment
US9510686B2 (en) * 2008-02-22 2016-12-06 Cynthia R. Abraham Ergonomic support apparatus and method for assisting sleep
US20110056503A1 (en) * 2008-02-22 2011-03-10 Cynthia R. Abraham Ergonomic support apparatus and method for assisting sleep
US8069515B1 (en) 2010-06-07 2011-12-06 Craig Tingey Orthopedic pillow with shoulder recess
US8813282B2 (en) * 2010-06-25 2014-08-26 Andres Roban Therapeutic pillow with hand rest
US20130091632A1 (en) * 2010-06-25 2013-04-18 Andres Roban Therapeutic pillow with hand rest
US8516639B2 (en) 2010-12-10 2013-08-27 Ed Mobley Surgical positioning pillow
US20120145165A1 (en) * 2010-12-13 2012-06-14 David Alan Troyka Support for copulating couples and method of use
US9173805B2 (en) * 2010-12-13 2015-11-03 David Alan Troyka Support for copulating couples and method of use
US20120247484A1 (en) * 2011-04-04 2012-10-04 Gwen Jewell Heel Support For Multiple Patient Orientations
US9161870B2 (en) * 2011-04-04 2015-10-20 Gwen Jewell Heel support for multiple patient orientations
US8756734B1 (en) * 2013-09-06 2014-06-24 Sandra E. Ortega Pillow device
US8806684B1 (en) 2013-09-06 2014-08-19 Sandra E. Ortega Pillow device
USD736541S1 (en) 2013-12-13 2015-08-18 Billie Maldonado Orthopedic pillow
US9138087B2 (en) 2014-02-07 2015-09-22 Latitude Innovations Universal prone/supine pillow
US20160089295A1 (en) * 2014-09-26 2016-03-31 Carmelo Panetta Left arm trans access positioning apparatus
US10322052B2 (en) * 2014-09-26 2019-06-18 LP Medical LLP Left arm trans access positioning apparatus

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3644949A (en) Multiple inflatable pillow
US1924315A (en) Sleep eye shade
US3639927A (en) Mattress for invalids
US5272780A (en) Infant support pillow
US4908894A (en) Adjustable pillow
DE60311012T2 (en) Cushion adapted to the female body form
US4259757A (en) Support cushion
US4447922A (en) Pillow apparatus
US4550458A (en) Cervical support pillow
US3811140A (en) Body support device
US3946451A (en) Limb support
US6047420A (en) Axillary prone position support system
US2156629A (en) Seat
US4895327A (en) Infant feeding aid apparatus and method
US2149140A (en) Angular pillow
US3315282A (en) Headrest for cosmetic use and the like
US4850068A (en) Multi-dimensional pillow
EP0959745B2 (en) Pillow
KR200474197Y1 (en) Pillow For Massage And Acupressure Treatment
US4173048A (en) Pillow configuration
US4516568A (en) Pressure exerting device
US3243828A (en) Cervical pillow
US5214814A (en) Multiple posture sleeping pillow with arm rest
US3209380A (en) Rigid mattress structure
US4972535A (en) Reversible contoured body support mattress