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US3842453A
US3842453A US28082872A US3842453A US 3842453 A US3842453 A US 3842453A US 28082872 A US28082872 A US 28082872A US 3842453 A US3842453 A US 3842453A
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A pillow for exercise and therapy in posture maintainance and correction having a core of rigid material axially enlarged midway its opposing terminals, and having a flexible material around the core and a cylindrical cover of flexible material.

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1211 Appl. No; 280,828

Unite tates 1191 1111 3,842,453

Redfield i 1451 Oct. 22, 1974 1541 POSTURE PILLOW 2,380,428 4/1959 Forsland ..5/337 [76] Inventor: Nadine Reclfield, l9llGanyard, 2/1968 3,7l9,l85 3/l973 Hanes 128/69 Houston, Tex. 77043 [22] Med: 1972 Primary Examiner-Casmir A. Nunberg [52] US. Cl 5/340, 5/338, 128/57, 57 ABSTRACT 128/68 [51] Int. Cl. A471: 27/22, A6lf 5/00 Apillow for exercise and therapy in posture maintainance and correction having a core of rigid material axially enlarged midway its opposing terminals, and having a flexible material around the core and a cylin- [58] Field of Search 5/337, 338, 340, 355, 361; 128/57 X, 68 X, 69; 272/57 [56] References Cited drical cover of flexible material. UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,593,014 7/1926 Bushmiller 128/57 4 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures POSTURE PILLOW SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION An elongated cylindrical flexible pillow having a rigid core, said core extending longitudinally through said pillow and having an axial enlargement midway the opposing terminals. of said core, and yieldable material within said cover and around said core.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT In the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a cover of flexible material such as fabric, or the like, which encloses the cushioning material 2, which may be of any suitable flexible material such as foam rubber, and the core 3 which is axially mounted in the pillow and may be formed of a rigid material, such as hard rubber. The core 3 has the diametrically enlarged portion 6 midway of the respective terminals thereof and which tapers outwardly from the center point to the respective axes 7, 8. The cover may be closed at the ends by sewing, or by forming the bead 4, joining the wall 1 with the end members 5, 5 of the cover.

In use, the pillow is placed on a flat surface, such as on the floor of a room, or, if desired, may be used on a bed, and the user lies on the pillow, with his shoulder blades resting on the pillow, the enlarged portion 6 of the core bearing against the spine, and the shoulders will be allowed to drop on each side of the enlarged portion, the cushion yielding to the weight of the shoulders, and the head will be allowed to drop, so that the spine will be stretched. Relaxing in this position will exaggerate the correct, erect position, to counteract the usual poor posture needing correction, and by gravity will urge the spine in the opposite direction, and will cause the spine to assume its normal posture and frequent repetition of this exercise, and various maneuvers after once in position on the pillow, will cause additional stretching of the spine and will provide additional beneficial results.

The correction of the posture habits, eliminating the stooped or round shoulders, eliminates the many ill effects accompanying such poor posture and will give the user a much more youthful appearance.

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1. In a posture pillow, a cover of fabric formed into a cylinder and having therein a core of rigid material, said core being diametrically enlarged at a point between its opposing termainals, and adapted to bear on the spine of the user at said point and being sharply reduced in diameter on each side of the transverse axis to conform to the contour of the shoulder blades of the user and a filling of flexible material surrounding said core.

2. The device defined in claim 1 wherein said core is formed of hard rubber.

3. The device defined in claim 1 wherein flexible material surrounding said core consists of a rubber foam.

4. The device defined in claim 1 wherein said core has an elongated axes on each side of the enlarged portion, and the enlarged portion of said core tapers longitudinally from a point midway the terminals thereof to the elongated axes.

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1. In a posture pillow, a cover of fabric formed into a cylinder and having therein a core of rigid material, said core being diametrically enlarged at a point between its opposing termainals, and adapted to bear on the spine of the user at said point and being sharply reduced in diameter on each side of the transverse axis to conform to the contour of the shoulder blades of the user and a filling of flexible material surrounding said core.
2. The device defined in claim 1 wherein said core is formed of hard rubber.
3. The device defined in claim 1 wherein flexible material surrounding said core consists of a rubber foam.
4. The device defined in claim 1 wherein said core has an elongated axes on each side of the enlarged portion, and the enlarged portion of said core tapers longitudinally from a point midway the terminals thereof to the elongated axes.
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US4356579A (en) * 1980-03-17 1982-11-02 Bond Helen I Bolster type cushions for therapeutic use
EP0115320A2 (en) * 1983-01-27 1984-08-08 Witschi-Kissen AG Pillow
US4748702A (en) * 1987-04-14 1988-06-07 Thera-P-Cushion Products Pillow designed to reduce snoring by a user thereof
US4759089A (en) * 1987-04-28 1988-07-26 Fox Theodore A Cervical pillow
US4760842A (en) * 1987-02-05 1988-08-02 Holmes Kenneth E Therapeutic traction device
US4783865A (en) * 1986-06-30 1988-11-15 Stotler James G Infant nestling barrier
US4832007A (en) * 1988-04-12 1989-05-23 Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. Traction pillow and method
US4838169A (en) * 1988-06-23 1989-06-13 E. B. Eddy Forest Products, Ltd. Minimum filler runner for air conveyor system
US4889109A (en) * 1989-02-06 1989-12-26 Gifford Koger B Knee separation cushion
US4941222A (en) * 1987-10-21 1990-07-17 Prager Howard A Portable lounge
US4959880A (en) * 1987-04-07 1990-10-02 Tesch Guenter Pillow having a removeable insert
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EP0657127A1 (en) * 1993-12-08 1995-06-14 Diamona Hermann Koch GmbH & Co. KG, Fabrik für Wohn- und Schlafkomfort Mattress
US5577995A (en) * 1991-06-13 1996-11-26 Grace L. Walker Spinal and soft tissue mobilizer
US5675850A (en) * 1996-04-15 1997-10-14 Schmitt; Joseph J. Apparatus and method for relieving lumbar pain
US5824013A (en) * 1994-12-27 1998-10-20 Vardon Golf Company, Inc. Spinal brace for correcting lordosis
US6151735A (en) * 1998-05-05 2000-11-28 Imak Corporation Zone inflatable orthopedic pillow
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US20030222383A1 (en) * 2002-05-03 2003-12-04 Peter Heiland Magnetic spring device with negative stiffness
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US6793636B1 (en) * 2001-01-29 2004-09-21 Jane M. Pepera Therapeutic device for treating foot pathologies
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US20080290701A1 (en) * 2007-05-25 2008-11-27 Gor Adamyan Ergonomic Support Apparatus
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US8672818B2 (en) * 2010-04-22 2014-03-18 Elizabeth A. Welch Method and apparatus for improving posture
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US3419268A (en) * 1964-12-22 1968-12-31 Bellet Joseph In-bed exerciser and/or cushion
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US1593014A (en) * 1925-10-12 1926-07-20 George J Bushmiller Massaging and exercising apparatus
US2880428A (en) * 1957-02-27 1959-04-07 Audre C Forsland Posture pillow
US3419268A (en) * 1964-12-22 1968-12-31 Bellet Joseph In-bed exerciser and/or cushion
US3719185A (en) * 1970-11-30 1973-03-06 C Hanes Orthopedic bolster pillow

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US3924283A (en) * 1974-08-05 1975-12-09 Robert C Shave Cushion construction
US4356579A (en) * 1980-03-17 1982-11-02 Bond Helen I Bolster type cushions for therapeutic use
EP0115320A2 (en) * 1983-01-27 1984-08-08 Witschi-Kissen AG Pillow
EP0115320A3 (en) * 1983-01-27 1984-09-26 Witschi-Kissen Ag Pillow
US4783865A (en) * 1986-06-30 1988-11-15 Stotler James G Infant nestling barrier
US4760842A (en) * 1987-02-05 1988-08-02 Holmes Kenneth E Therapeutic traction device
US4959880A (en) * 1987-04-07 1990-10-02 Tesch Guenter Pillow having a removeable insert
US4748702A (en) * 1987-04-14 1988-06-07 Thera-P-Cushion Products Pillow designed to reduce snoring by a user thereof
US4759089A (en) * 1987-04-28 1988-07-26 Fox Theodore A Cervical pillow
US4941222A (en) * 1987-10-21 1990-07-17 Prager Howard A Portable lounge
US4832007A (en) * 1988-04-12 1989-05-23 Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. Traction pillow and method
US4838169A (en) * 1988-06-23 1989-06-13 E. B. Eddy Forest Products, Ltd. Minimum filler runner for air conveyor system
US4889109A (en) * 1989-02-06 1989-12-26 Gifford Koger B Knee separation cushion
US5577995A (en) * 1991-06-13 1996-11-26 Grace L. Walker Spinal and soft tissue mobilizer
EP0614636A1 (en) * 1993-02-19 1994-09-14 Kirchhoff, Günther Anatomically designed mattress
EP0657127A1 (en) * 1993-12-08 1995-06-14 Diamona Hermann Koch GmbH & Co. KG, Fabrik für Wohn- und Schlafkomfort Mattress
US5824013A (en) * 1994-12-27 1998-10-20 Vardon Golf Company, Inc. Spinal brace for correcting lordosis
US5675850A (en) * 1996-04-15 1997-10-14 Schmitt; Joseph J. Apparatus and method for relieving lumbar pain
US6151735A (en) * 1998-05-05 2000-11-28 Imak Corporation Zone inflatable orthopedic pillow
US6272703B1 (en) * 2000-09-25 2001-08-14 Robert L. Swezey Adjustable knee support
US6793636B1 (en) * 2001-01-29 2004-09-21 Jane M. Pepera Therapeutic device for treating foot pathologies
US6708353B2 (en) * 2002-01-04 2004-03-23 Wan-Seok Han Protective apparatus for human backbones
US20030222383A1 (en) * 2002-05-03 2003-12-04 Peter Heiland Magnetic spring device with negative stiffness
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US20050278852A1 (en) * 2004-06-12 2005-12-22 Wahrmund Gary M High air flow foam bedding products
US7285079B2 (en) 2005-03-16 2007-10-23 Steven T. Mandell Exercise device and methods
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US20080051271A1 (en) * 2005-03-16 2008-02-28 Mandell Steven T Exercise device and methods
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US9186004B2 (en) 2005-09-23 2015-11-17 Denneroll Holdings Pty Ltd Orthotic device
US20080290701A1 (en) * 2007-05-25 2008-11-27 Gor Adamyan Ergonomic Support Apparatus
US20090056024A1 (en) * 2007-08-28 2009-03-05 Paranjpe Prabhakar D Resilient rod for neck and body support and comfort
US7779495B2 (en) * 2007-08-28 2010-08-24 Paranjpe Prabhakar D Resilient rod for neck and body support and comfort
US20090222994A1 (en) * 2008-03-05 2009-09-10 Adam Wood Therapeutic bolster and method of making the same
USD796053S1 (en) 2009-01-13 2017-08-29 Implus Footcare, Llc. Massage roller
USD759259S1 (en) 2009-01-13 2016-06-14 Implus Footcare, Llc. Massage roller
US8672818B2 (en) * 2010-04-22 2014-03-18 Elizabeth A. Welch Method and apparatus for improving posture
US9044373B2 (en) * 2010-04-22 2015-06-02 Elizabeth A Welch Method and apparatus for improving cervical curvature and for maintaining proper curvature in persons predisposed to develop improper curvature
US20150246257A1 (en) * 2010-04-22 2015-09-03 Elizabeth A Welch Method and apparatus for improving cervical curvature and for maintaining proper curvature in persons predisposed to develop improper curvature
US9821185B2 (en) * 2010-04-22 2017-11-21 Elizabeth A Welch Method and apparatus for improving cervical curvature and for maintaining proper curvature in persons predisposed to develop improper curvature
US20140148852A1 (en) * 2010-04-22 2014-05-29 Elizabeth A. Welch Method and apparatus for improving cervical curvature and for maintaining proper curvature in persons predisposed to develop improper curvature
US9700160B2 (en) * 2012-07-09 2017-07-11 Loan Kim Thi Pham Orthopedic pillow for treatment and prevention of lumbar and thoracic spine diseases
US9101235B2 (en) * 2013-10-03 2015-08-11 Chang Jun Yu Therapeutic custom roll pillow
US20150096124A1 (en) * 2013-10-03 2015-04-09 Chang Jun Yu Therapeutic custom roll pillow
US20150150380A1 (en) * 2013-11-29 2015-06-04 Zinus Inc. Foam Furniture Molded Around a Rigid Foam Core
US9420891B2 (en) * 2013-11-29 2016-08-23 Zinus, Inc. Foam furniture molded around a rigid foam core
US20150265494A1 (en) * 2014-03-19 2015-09-24 Rick Keppler Back relax
US20150320626A1 (en) * 2014-04-10 2015-11-12 Lisa Lander C-spine pressure distributive support

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