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 1. Field of the Invention
 The present invention relates to a resilient knee support pillow or cushion. More particularly, this invention relates to a pillow or cushion capable of supporting the knees of a user in a kneeling position in order to provide cushioned knee support. More specifically, the invention relates to a cushion for placement beneath the knees and atop a surface for supporting and cushioning the knees of a user in the kneeling position, such as a user kneeling for prayer.
 The knee cushion or pillow support comprises a lightweight material having a generally rectangular shape and provided with a pair of top depressions or recesses designed to receive the knees of a person in a kneeling position on the pillow.
 2. Description of Related Art
 There are a substantial numbers of worshipers that regularly engage in pray in the kneeling position. Persons who suffer from some form of arthritic conditions, the elderly and even worshipers generally physically fit that engage in prolonged kneeling for prayer benefit from placement of a cushioned pillow support beneath the knees atop a surface. The objective of such a cushion is to provide protection against rubbing, dragging or compressing the user's knees against a hard surface. To provide cushioned support of worshipers knees while kneeling for prayer would be an effective source of comfort to the user while in the kneeling position whether or not physically fit.
 It is generally known to provide support the knee of a user. An example of such a support is shown in U.S. Pat . No. 5,871,457 to Swedberg et al., issued Feb. 16, 1999. The patent to Swedberg et al., shows a knee positioning support device with leg engaging portions. The leg engaging portions has a top concave portion for receiving the back side of the upper and lower portions of a users legs. An example of a cushioned knee pad is found in U.S. Pat . No. 4,177,806 to Griffi, issued Dec. 11, 1979. The Griffin patent shows a knee pillow formed by a resilient pad provided with surfaces contoured for conforming to the knee area of the leg of a person wearing the pillow. The contoured surfaces are provided with indentations for receiving a kneecap of the wearer while sleeping. The U.S. Pat . No.
 What is needed is a resilient knee cushion to facilitate placement beneath the knees to support the knees of a user, thus providing protection to the knee area against compression, rubbing, dragging or discomfort while kneeing for prayer. The advantages of the present invention include design of an improved knee cushion support that includes structure and elements not found in the prior art.
 An object of the present invention is to provide a cushion support with depressions of a size sufficient to accommodate the knees of a user in the kneeling position normally assumed for prayer. In addition, what is needed is a cushion support constructed to be positioned and aligned in an arrangement that will permit stacking of a number of knee cushion supports together in a nesting arrangement. Similarly, what is needed is a knee cushion support construction to permit quick, efficient grasping and transporting the knee cushion support.
 Additional advantages and features of the invention will become apparent from the description, accompanying drawings and appended claims which follows, and may be realized by means of instrumentality's and combinations particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
 The present invention relates to a knee cushion support that is an improvement over prior art knee supports by providing a cushion support for placement atop a surface in an area beneath knees of a user. The cushion is constructed with a covering that encloses the outer periphery of the cushion support. Furthermore, a couple of recesses or depressions formed in the upper surface of the cushion are designed and constructed to receive and support the knees of a user while in the kneeling position.
 A resilient inner core member is enclosed within the outer covering of the knee cushion support. The outer covering defines a generally rectangular shaped cushion support, the exterior surfaces of which comprise a front wall, a rear wall, an upper surface, and a lower surface. The upper and lower surfaces are connected with adjoining first and second end-walls. An essentially convex shaped console or ridge member is formed integral with and protrudes upward from the upper surface. The ridge member tapers slightly downward in a direction from the front surface toward the rear surface. The ridge member is located between a pair of spaced apart recesses or depressions on the upper surface. Each depression is of a size sufficient to accommodate the knee of a user in the kneeling position.
 The knee cushion support has an essentially concave shaped portion formed integral with, and curved upward from said the lower surface. The concave shaped portion is positioned and aligned on the lower surface beneath the ridge member formed on the upper surface. This arrangement will permit stacking of a number of knee cushion supports together such that the concave shaped portion will receive the convex shaped ridge member in a nesting arrangement. Handles or grips formed on the first and second end-walls, facilitate grasping and transporting the knee cushion support.
 For further understanding of the nature and objects of the present invention, reference should be made to the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which like parts are given like reference numerals, and wherein:
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 It should be recognized that many varying different embodiments might be made within the scope of the inventive concept herein disclosed and taught. Moreover, because many modifications may be made in the embodiment herein detailed in accordance with description requirements, details herein are to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. It is further understood that the slight modification and changing of concepts herein are to be construed as being within the ambit of the appended claims that follow.