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US3644949A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C27/00Stuffed or fluid mattresses specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas
    • A47C27/08Fluid mattresses, e.g. pneumatic mattresses, Liquid mattresses or mattresses with fluid-like particles
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A47G9/00Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows
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    • A47G9/1027Details of inflatable pillows

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An air cushion having plural superposed independently inflatable cushioning pads.

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United States Patent Diamond [54] MULTIPLE INFLATABLE PILLOW [72] Inventor: Jack Diamond, 5135 Wissioming Road, Washington, DC, 20016 [22] Filed: June 17, 1970 211 Appl. No.2 47,090

[52] US. Cl ..5/338, 5/348 [51 Int. Cl. ..A47g 9/00, A47C 27/08 [58] Field ofSearch ..297/39l, 397, 423,438,439; 5/337, 338, 327,327 B, 348; 254/93, 93 HP; 92/34,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,682,918 7/1954 Porter ....5/338 5] Feb. 29,1972

2,938,570 5/1960 Flajole ..5/349 X 3,222,694 12/1965 Schick ..5/338 3,308,489 3/1967 Winkler ..5/349 Primary ExaminerBobby R. Gay Assistant Examiner-Andrew M. Calvert Attorney-Hurvitz & Rose 1571 ABSTRACT An air cushion having plural superposed independently inflatable cushioning pads.

1 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures Patented Feb. 29, 1972 3,644,949

IN VENTOR E163 H m M JACK DlAMDMD ATTORNEYS MULTIPLE INFLATABLE PILLOW BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION It is well known to provide inflatable mattresses, cushions, and the like, but these are not in superposed individually inflatable sections, of diverse slopes and thicknesses. It is desirable to provide such cushions, which can be used not only to support the head, but also other parts of the body, for example the back and thighs. By fabricating the separate sections of the cushion to have various thicknesses and various tapers or slopes back to front, it is feasible to select the net taper or slope and the height of the inflated cushion by suitably selecting those sections which will be inflated and leaving other sections uninflated.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION An inflatable cushion having multiple separately inflatable superposed sections, of diverse configurations.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The above and still further objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent upon consideration of the following detailed description of one specific embodiment thereof, especially when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

- FIG. 1 is a view in plan of a cushion according tothe invention',

FIG. 2 is a view in side elevation of the cushion of FIG. 1; and

FIG. 3 is a view in side elevation of the cushion of FIG. I, as deflated.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION In FIG. 2, 10, l1, l2, 13 are separate inflatable pads, each having an air valve, as 14. The separate pads are superposed and cemented together, or sewn together, but each of the pads is different from the others, either in thickness or slope, back to front.

FIG. 3 shows the pads as deflated, and in such condition they present a flexible array.

A specific shape in plan, for the cushion of FIGS. 2 and 3, as applicable to the back and thighs, is illustrated in FIG. I. Here, extensions 18, 19 may fit the thighs and may be elevated above the back portion 20 of the cushion, allocated to the back. Clearly, any actual cushion may be conformed to any part or parts of the body, in any desired position of these.

The cushion of the present invention may have medical uses, as where limbs are broken, or sprains occur, or it may have application in the home, for use under the head, or under a foot, or a thigh (in the case ofa fracture), or under the back and thighs to provide comfort and support.

While I have described and illustrated one specific embodiment of my invention, it will be clear that variations of the details of construction which are specifically illustrated and described may be resorted to without departing from the true spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

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1. An air inflatable cushion having plural separately inflatable sections, said sections being superposed one above the other and each having diverse thickness front to back when inflated, said sections being also of diverse average thickness, whereby an inflated total cushion of various heights and slopes can be achieved by selectively inflating the sections.

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1. An air inflatable cushion having plural separately inflatable sections, said sections being superposed one above the other and each having diverse thickness front to back when inflated, said sections being also of diverse average thickness, whereby an inflated total cushion of various heights and slopes can be achieved by selectively inflating the sections.
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US4071031A (en) * 1976-08-30 1978-01-31 Thomas Lowman Inflatable leg elevator with means for applying thermal treatment
US4371997A (en) * 1980-08-25 1983-02-08 Mattson Roy D Adjustable firmness cushion with multiple layered foam-filled compartments
US4389742A (en) * 1981-01-02 1983-06-28 Dewitt Nick R Pressure controlled air/water cushion
US4405129A (en) * 1980-04-17 1983-09-20 Stuckey John Therapeutic exercise device
US4415203A (en) * 1980-08-15 1983-11-15 Cawley Reginald E Dental chair
US4646374A (en) * 1985-01-07 1987-03-03 Alimed, Inc. Orthotic sling seat cushion
US4745645A (en) * 1987-08-27 1988-05-24 Mcwilliams Douglas J Inflatable insert for worn mattresses
US4867140A (en) * 1986-05-19 1989-09-19 Hovis Donald B Fluid-actuated medical support
US5003653A (en) * 1990-08-09 1991-04-02 Mar Shih L Seat assembly
US5012539A (en) * 1990-02-13 1991-05-07 Grigg Ellen S Inflatable multi-purpose medical support pillow
US5154649A (en) * 1991-09-10 1992-10-13 Vicki Pender Inflatable nursing pillow
US5173979A (en) * 1992-04-20 1992-12-29 Nennhaus H Peter Inflatable leg and foot supporting cushion with removable padding
US5201761A (en) * 1991-11-12 1993-04-13 Serola Richard J Device and method for reducing lumbar lordosis while supine and supporting the lumbar curve when seated
US5255955A (en) * 1992-11-13 1993-10-26 Matosic Adam P Safety headrest for vehicles
US5287577A (en) * 1993-01-11 1994-02-22 Bremer Ross L Apparatus and methods for elevating a patient to facilitate X-ray photography
US5302003A (en) * 1992-12-18 1994-04-12 Judy Xenofos Collapsible footrest
US5329941A (en) * 1989-12-14 1994-07-19 Bodine Jr Robert C Orthotic hand and forearm support device
US5333336A (en) * 1992-10-19 1994-08-02 Langsam Robin L Inflatable booster seat
US5642544A (en) * 1994-10-14 1997-07-01 Munoz; Rosario Castro Hydraulic pillow
US5697112A (en) * 1996-11-08 1997-12-16 Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Therapy pillow useful for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) and other applications
US5893183A (en) * 1996-12-30 1999-04-13 Bechtold, Jr.; Joseph A. Dual cushion body support system
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US6175979B1 (en) * 1999-03-05 2001-01-23 John C. Jackson Inflatable orthopedic pillow
US6442779B1 (en) * 2000-09-25 2002-09-03 Kemp Inc. Portable feet elevator
US6665898B2 (en) * 2001-12-03 2003-12-23 Bruce Gordon Device for correcting a sagging bed
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US20080034504A1 (en) * 2006-08-14 2008-02-14 Schmidt Zondra L Inflatable neck pillow
US20080120782A1 (en) * 2006-11-28 2008-05-29 Chen Tien-Shui Pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions
US20090223524A1 (en) * 2008-03-04 2009-09-10 Daivs Iii Thomas W Leg and feet elevator
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US9066598B1 (en) 2013-08-05 2015-06-30 James Jay Sears Foot support and protection system
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US3803645A (en) * 1972-06-12 1974-04-16 M Oliverius Inflatable foot support device
US4071031A (en) * 1976-08-30 1978-01-31 Thomas Lowman Inflatable leg elevator with means for applying thermal treatment
US4405129A (en) * 1980-04-17 1983-09-20 Stuckey John Therapeutic exercise device
US4415203A (en) * 1980-08-15 1983-11-15 Cawley Reginald E Dental chair
US4371997A (en) * 1980-08-25 1983-02-08 Mattson Roy D Adjustable firmness cushion with multiple layered foam-filled compartments
US4389742A (en) * 1981-01-02 1983-06-28 Dewitt Nick R Pressure controlled air/water cushion
US4646374A (en) * 1985-01-07 1987-03-03 Alimed, Inc. Orthotic sling seat cushion
US4867140A (en) * 1986-05-19 1989-09-19 Hovis Donald B Fluid-actuated medical support
US4745645A (en) * 1987-08-27 1988-05-24 Mcwilliams Douglas J Inflatable insert for worn mattresses
US5329941A (en) * 1989-12-14 1994-07-19 Bodine Jr Robert C Orthotic hand and forearm support device
US5012539A (en) * 1990-02-13 1991-05-07 Grigg Ellen S Inflatable multi-purpose medical support pillow
US5003653A (en) * 1990-08-09 1991-04-02 Mar Shih L Seat assembly
US5154649A (en) * 1991-09-10 1992-10-13 Vicki Pender Inflatable nursing pillow
US5201761A (en) * 1991-11-12 1993-04-13 Serola Richard J Device and method for reducing lumbar lordosis while supine and supporting the lumbar curve when seated
US5173979A (en) * 1992-04-20 1992-12-29 Nennhaus H Peter Inflatable leg and foot supporting cushion with removable padding
US5333336A (en) * 1992-10-19 1994-08-02 Langsam Robin L Inflatable booster seat
US5255955A (en) * 1992-11-13 1993-10-26 Matosic Adam P Safety headrest for vehicles
US5302003A (en) * 1992-12-18 1994-04-12 Judy Xenofos Collapsible footrest
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US20070056110A1 (en) * 2004-09-16 2007-03-15 Veijo Tuoriniemi Inflatable nursing pillow
US20080034504A1 (en) * 2006-08-14 2008-02-14 Schmidt Zondra L Inflatable neck pillow
US7966679B2 (en) * 2006-08-24 2011-06-28 Sante Plus, Inc. Stretch assisting cushion
US20080120782A1 (en) * 2006-11-28 2008-05-29 Chen Tien-Shui Pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions
US20130340164A1 (en) * 2007-03-20 2013-12-26 Nemo Equipment, Inc. Dual layer sleeping pad
US20090223524A1 (en) * 2008-03-04 2009-09-10 Daivs Iii Thomas W Leg and feet elevator
US20100229298A1 (en) * 2009-03-13 2010-09-16 Woodlark Circle, Inc. Transfer mattress with inflatable foot rest
USD681284S1 (en) * 2012-04-16 2013-04-30 Hua Tu Bird feeder having a seed hopper
USD668004S1 (en) * 2012-04-23 2012-09-25 Price Ann W Dog collar attachment device
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US20140373274A1 (en) * 2013-06-19 2014-12-25 Chia-Ao William LU Cushion and method of use
US9066598B1 (en) 2013-08-05 2015-06-30 James Jay Sears Foot support and protection system
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