Title:
Neck napper
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The support of this critical design yields preventative measures for the relief of pain from the impact of stress caused by bodily distortions when sleeping while sitting up.



Inventors:
Clemons, Esta Fae (Kenai, AK, US)
Application Number:
10/081585
Publication Date:
08/28/2003
Filing Date:
02/25/2002
Assignee:
CLEMONS ESTA FAE
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
5/951
International Classes:
A47C20/02; A47G9/10; (IPC1-7): A47G9/00
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Primary Examiner:
TRETTEL, MICHAEL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Esta F. Clemons (Kenai, AK, US)
Claims:
1. I claim that my invention, the comfort device called the Neck Napper, will give the person wearing it, neck and head support so that they may sleep sitting up without the usual neck and shoulder pain that results from a slumping head.

2. I claim that my comfort device the Neck Napper, is adjustable by three completely different ways, making it adaptable to most people.

3. I claim that my comfort device, the Neck Napper, is exceptionally suitable for wheelchaired persons for napping while in their chair, avoiding unnecessary transferring to bed and back again.

Description:
[0001] THE INVENTOR WAS A MASSAGE THERAPIST BEFORE HER HEART SURGERY. AFTER SURGERY SHE KEPT GOING TO SLEEP WHILE SITTING UP, AND AWAKING WITH NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN FROM A SLUMPING HEAD. SHE TRIED PILLOWS, BOLSTER ROLLS AND A COMMERCIAL NECK PILLOW THAT WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A TUBE FILLED WITH BUCKWHEAT HULLS. THEY WERE ALL UNSATISFACTORY, FOR DIFFERENT REASONS. ONE FAULT THEY ALL HAD WAS THEY WOULD NOT STAY IN PLACE.

[0002] SHE DECIDED TO MAKE SOMETHING TO FILL HER NEED. THE NECK NAPPER WAS THE RESULT.

[0003] THE NECK NAPPER IS A COMFORT DEVICE THAT WAS MADE SPECIFICALLY TO HOLD THE HEAD IN A GOOD POSITION WHEN THE PERSON WEARING IT IS SITTING UP AND GOES TO SLEEP. IT KEEPS THE HEAD FROM SLUMPING SIDEWAYS OR TOO FAR DOWN ON THE CHEST.

[0004] THE NECK NAPPER IS MADE FROM COTTON OR POLY/COTTON FABRIC. THE FABRIC PIECES ARE SEWN TOGETHER INCLUDING THE HOOK AND LOOP OPENING FOR THE FILLING. THE PIECE IS THEN TURNED INSIDE OUT AND THE TOP STITCHING THAT MAKES THE VERTICAL POCKETS IS SEWN. THE HOOK AND LOOP NECK CLOSURE IS APPLIED. THE UNIT IS THEN FILLED WITH USA GROWN PILLOW GRADE BUCKWHEAT HULLS.

[0005] THE UNIT CAN THEN BE ADJUSTED TO FIT ALMOST ANYONE BY:

[0006] 1. ADJUSTING THE NECK CLOSURE

[0007] 2. ADDING OR REMOVING HULLS

[0008] 3. MASSAGING THE HULLS TO FIT PERSONAL PREFERENCE

[0009] THE FIRST DRAWING SHOWS THE COMPLETED NECK NAPPER.

[0010] THE SECOND DRAWING SHOWS THE PATTERN





 
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