Title:
Betty's moon rest
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
It is a cushion object designed to provide support and comfort for the head, neck, back, legs, etc. It can be used individually while sitting up or lying down. It is made of any materials suitable for making cushioned objects. Its form and size varies depending on its use, but the characteristics are the same. 1) Head and Neck Support Cushion (Lying Down) From a vertical view, the Head and Neck Support Cushion curves into the middle with even depth curves making a narrow center. From the horizontal viewpoint, the narrow center becomes wider as it expands to the sides forming the body. The streamlines curve in or out forming a crest moon facing in or out at each end. The cushion object has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fibers. The cushion object can have single or multiple pellet pockets on one side and single or multiple fiber pockets on the other side. 2) Head and Neck Support Cushion (Sitting Up) From a vertical view, the cushion object curves into the middle with one curve deeper than the other making a narrow center. The deeper curve goes up and around the center and then goes down making the space that holds the neck in place. As in cushion number one, the narrow center becomes wider as it expands to the sides forming the body. The streamlines curve in or out forming a crest moon facing in or out at each end. The cushion has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fiber for extra support and comfort. The cushion object can have single or multiple pellet pockets on one side and single or multiple fiber pockets on the other side. 3) Upper and Lower Back Support Cushion From a vertical view, the cushion is arched on the top and curved in at the bottom. The sides form two straight lines going downward. The cushion object has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fibers. The cushion object can have single or multiple pellet pockets on one side and single or multiple fiber pockets on the other. 4) Leg Support Cushion From a vertical view, the cushion curves outward in the front and inward in the back. The cushion object has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fibers.



Inventors:
Gartrell, Betty Violeta (Mount Holly, NJ, US)
Gartrell, Clayton (Mount Holly, NJ, US)
Application Number:
10/794870
Publication Date:
02/10/2005
Filing Date:
03/08/2004
Assignee:
GARTRELL BETTY VIOLETA
GARTRELL CLAYTON
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
5/636
International Classes:
A47C16/00; A47C20/00; A47C20/02; (IPC1-7): A47C20/02
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Primary Examiner:
SPAHN, GAY
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Betty V. Gartrell (Mt. Holly, NJ, US)
Claims:
1. We claim the idea of a narrow center of the cushion object designed to better accommodate the head and neck

2. We claim the idea of different size and shape pockets of the cushion object, which are designed for more neck and back comfort.

3. We claim the idea of crest moon shaped ends facing in or out of the cushion object, which are designed to provide head support while lying down or sitting up.

4. We claim the idea of a narrow center combined with wide sides and a crest moon form at the ends, it is designed to provide neck comfort, head support, and to keep the face pressure free while lying on your side.

5. We claim the idea of a straight-line center of the cushion object combined with crest moon shapes at the ends designed to provide full head support and less pressure on the face while lying on your side.

6. As in claim one, we claim the idea of a narrow center and crest moon shape at the ends of the cushion object with a deep curve at the bottom (center).

7. We claim the idea of pellets (or bead type material) and cotton, foam, or any other type of fiber for filling the cushion object.

8. We claim the idea of built-in pockets on the cushion object

9. We claim the idea of pellet pockets and fiber pockets on each side of the cushion object.

10. We claim the idea of a built-in eyeglass holder in the cushion object.

11. We claim the idea of the combination of built-in pellet and fiber pockets of the cushion object

12. We claim the idea of the two sided cushion object with the different pocket filling material (pellets/fibers).

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Not Applicable

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not Applicable

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE, OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISK APPENDIX

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This cushion was developed to provide relief from a history of neck, shoulder, back, and leg pain.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is a cushioned object designed to provide support and comfort for the head, neck, back, legs, etc. It can be used individually while sitting up or lying down. It is made of any materials suitable for making cushioned objects. Its form and size varies depending on its use, but the characteristics are the same. Its design allows the user to feel more relaxed by relieving the pressure on the joints, muscles, and nerves in the neck, shoulders, back, and legs.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 (Top View).

    • From the front, version 1 of the Moon Rest, the Head and Neck Support Cushion curves into the middle with even depth curves making a narrow center. The ends are curved inward forming a crest moon shape. The narrow center becomes wider as it expands to the sides forming the body. The cushion object has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fibers. The cushion object can have single or multiple pellet pockets on one side and single or multiple fiber pockets on the other side.

FIG. 1 (Side View).

    • From the side, version 1 of the Moon Rest, the Head and Neck Support Cushion curves inward on both the vertical and horizontal ends. The thickness of the cushion varies according to the amount of filling placed inside of it.

FIG. 2 (Top View).

    • From the front, version 2 of the Moon Rest, the Head and Neck Support Cushion curves outward at the middle with one curve deeper than the other making a narrow center. The deeper curve goes up and around the center and then goes down making the space that holds the neck in place. As in version 1, the narrow center becomes wider as it expands to the sides forming the body. The streamlines curve in or out forming a crest moon facing in or out at each end. The cushion has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fiber for extra support and comfort. The cushion object can have single or multiple pellet pockets on one side and single or multiple fiber pockets on the other side.

FIG. 2 (Side View).

    • From the side, version 2 of the Moon Rest, the Head and Neck Support Cushion curves out forming a crest moon facing outward. The thickness of the cushion varies according to the amount of filling placed inside of it.

FIG. 3 (Top View).

    • From the side view, version 3 of the Moon Rest, the Head and Neck Support Cushion curves into the middle with one curve deeper than the other making a narrow center. The deeper curve goes up and around the center and then goes down making the space that holds the neck in place. As in cushion number one, the narrow center becomes wider as it expands to the sides forming the body. The streamlines curve in or out forming a crest moon facing in or out at each end. The cushion has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fiber for extra support and comfort. The cushion object can have single or multiple pellet pockets on one side and single or multiple fiber pockets on the other side.

FIG. 3 (Side View).

    • From the side, version 3 of the Moon Rest, the Head and Neck Support Cushion curves in forming a crest moon facing outward. The thickness of the cushion varies according to the amount of filling placed inside of it.

FIG. 4 (Top View).

    • From the front, version 4 of the Moon Rest, the Upper Back Support Cushion is arched on the top and curved in at the bottom. The cushion object has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fibers. The cushion object can have single or multiple pellet pockets on one side and single or multiple fiber pockets on the other.

FIG. 4 (Side View).

    • From the side, version 4 of the Moon Rest, the Upper Back Support Cushion has two straight lines going downward. The thickness of the cushion varies according to the amount of filling placed inside of it.

FIG. 5 (Top View).

    • From the front, version 5 of the Moon Rest, the Lower Back Support Cushion is shaped as a crest moon flowing downward. The cushion object has built-in pockets filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fibers. The cushion object can have single or multiple pellet pockets on one side and single or multiple fiber pockets on the other.

FIG. 5 (Side View).

    • From the side, version 5 of the Moon Rest, the Lower Back Support Cushion has two curved lines following the shape of the cushion. The thickness of the cushion varies according to the amount of filling placed inside of it.

FIG. 6 (Top View).

    • From the front, version 6 of the Moon Rest, the Leg Support Cushion curves outward in the front and inward in the back. The cushion object has built-in pockets at each end filled with pellets (or any bead type material) or fibers.

FIG. 6 (Side View).

    • From the side, version 6 of the Moon Rest, the Leg Support Cushion thickness varies according to the amount of filling placed inside of it.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Moon Rest is a pillow or cushion improved by adding built in fiber or pellet pockets or the combination of pellet pockets on one side and fiber pockets on the other side. The pockets are located in the center or the end of the cushion or pillow. These pockets are designed to provide extra support and comfort making a cushion that can be soft on one side and firm on the other side depending on the user's needs. Moon Rest is also a pillow improved in its form. It has a narrow center and crest moon shaped on the side and ends to provide better support. Some versions of Moon Rest include a pocket for eyewear.

Constructing a Moon Rest pillow or cushion consists of several steps. First, the templates should be placed on top of the fabric chosen and the main body and pockets cut. The main body requires two pieces of fabric and the pockets require one piece of fabric per pocket.

Second, the pockets should be positioned on the parts of the main body that will be on the inside of the pillow and sewn in place leaving a small opening on one end to allow for the entry of the filler material.

Third, the two pieces of fabric for the main body should be placed together with the pockets on the outside. Sew the main body together, leaving one end open to allow for entry of the filler material.

Fourth, fill both pockets with pellets, or both pockets with fiber material, or one pocket with pellets and the other with fiber material. Sew the pockets closed to prevent the filler from escaping. Use of a small funnel is recommended to fill the pockets with pellets.

Fifth, turn the main body inside out. This will allow the pockets to become enclosed inside the pillow. Fill with fiber material to desired thickness or consistency. Sew the open closed. Fluff the pillow to ensure even distribution of filler material. This completes the pillow construction.