Title:
PILLOW WITH DUAL-USES IN WARM AND COLD CONDITIONS
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions includes a main body, the main body including a first gas nipple, a plug and a second gas nipple mounted thereon; a first chamber arranged at the center of the main body and connected with the gas nipple to be configured for filling gas therein; a second chamber arranged in the main body and adjacent to an exterior of the main body, the second chamber connected with the plug to be configured for filling water therein; and a third chamber arranged between the first chamber and the second chamber and connected with the second gas nipple to be configured for filling gas therein. The present pillow uses at least one second chamber filled water therein to make it steady and uses at least one first chamber filled gas therein to decrease the using amount of the water.



Inventors:
Chen, Tien-shui (Panchiao City, TW)
Application Number:
11/564214
Publication Date:
05/29/2008
Filing Date:
11/28/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G9/10
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Primary Examiner:
TRETTEL, MICHAEL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SINORICA, LLC (Germantown, MD, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions, comprising: a main body, including a first gas nipple, a plug and a second gas nipple mounted thereon; a first chamber arranged at a center of the main body, and connected with the first gas nipple to be configured for filling gas therein; a second chamber arranged in the main body and adjacent to an exterior of the main body, the second chamber being connected with the plug to be configured for filling water therein; and a third chamber arranged between the first chamber and the second chamber, and connected with the second gas nipple to be configured for filling gas therein.

2. The pillow as claimed in claim 1, wherein the water filled in the second chamber has a temperature in a range from 5 to 45 degrees centigrade.

3. The pillow as claimed in claim 1, wherein the water filled in the second chamber occupies 50%˜80% contents of the second chamber.

4. The pillow as claimed in claim 1, wherein the gas filled in the first chamber occupies 80%˜90% contents of the first chamber.

5. The pillow as claimed in claim 1, wherein the gas filled in the third chamber occupied 30%˜80% contents of the third chamber.

6. The pillow as claimed in claim 1, wherein the main body has selected from a group consisting of cylinder, animal and polygon.

7. The pillow as claimed in claim 1, further comprising a pillowslip covering the main body.

8. The pillow as claimed in claim 7, wherein the pillowslip is made of a pliable and comfortable material selected from a group consisting of superflexible composite froth material, polyester fibre, silica gel, rubber, plastic, wool, cotton, and hemp.

9. A pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions, comprising: a main body having a gas nipple and a first plug mounted thereon; a first chamber arranged at a center of the main body, and connected with the gas nipple to be configured for filling gas therein; and a second chamber arranged in the main body, and arranged at a side of the first chamber and adjacent to an exterior of the main body, the second chamber connected with the first plug to be configured for filling water therein.

10. The pillow as claimed in claim 9, further comprising a third chamber arranged in the main body, and arranged another side of the first chamber and adjacent to the exterior of the main body.

11. The pillow as claimed in claim 10, wherein the main body further comprises a second plug mounted thereon and connected with the third chamber to be configured for filling water in the third chamber.

12. A pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions, comprising: a main body having at least one gas nipple and at least one plug mounted thereon; at least one first chamber arranged in the main body and connected with the at least one gas nipple respectively to be configured for filling gas therein; at least one second chamber arranged in the main body, and connected with the at least one plug respectively to be configured for filling water therein.

13. The pillow as claimed in claim 12, wherein the water filled in the at least one second chamber has a temperature in a range from 5 to 45 degrees centigrade.

14. The pillow as claimed in claim 12, wherein the water filled in the at least one second chamber occupies 50%˜80% contents of the second chamber.

15. The pillow as claimed in claim 12, further comprising a slipcover covering the main body.

16. The pillow as claimed in claim 15, wherein the slipcover is made of a pliable and comfortable material selected from a group consisting of superflexible composite froth material, polyester fibre, silica gel, rubber, plastic, wool, cotton.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to pillows with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions, and particularly to a pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions through filling in one of warm water and cold water or changing amount of gas filled therein.

2. Description of the Related Art

Generally, some person will spend one-third lifetime to sleep. Therefore, a well sleep is an important factor in health. The well sleep needs a good bedclothing except a good environment, such as dark and quiet environment. When a man steps or sits, a number of muscles in the small of the back, such as the big lumbar muscle and the small lumbar muscle, must be used to support the backbone. Therefore, the number of muscles in the small of the back can have a rest only if the people lie. Therefore, a perfect bed is an important tool to make the muscles relax every inch.

The perfect bed should be a bed having countless supporting dots as if countless hands support our body uniformly. That is, the perfect bed should correspond to contours of our bodies and have same supports everywhere.

From the above, a water bed is a bed which is much close to the perfect bed. According to a report from the medical center of the Chicago University, the water bed can support and float a body uniformly based on a contour of the body, and can balance bones of the body. The water bed can also reduce presses upon the muscles, and can produce an excellent blood circulation, and can make the body float thereon every inch.

Additionally, if a man lies in a bed for a long time, the water bed will reduce the probability of occurring bedsore. Therefore, the water bed is the best comfortable bed which can remain a same temperature through water transmitting and heating devices, and can changing the solidness thereof. The water bed is a good selection for elders or men lying on bed for a long time because of illness. However, if the water bed is used, it needs a great deal of water. The great deal of water will makes the water bed too heavy and be difficult to exchange water. In addition, the water bed wastes water.

Except the water bed, an air bed is similar to the water bed. A conventional air bed can release gas therein through air holes to enhance ventilation of the beddings. The conventional air bed can complement gas by a pump. The conventional air bed can be curled up to be stored so that it occupies little space. However, using the conventional air bed, users will feel unsteady and close.

What is needed is to provide a pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions which can solve the above problems.

BRIEF SUMMARY

A pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions in accordance with a preferred embodiment includes a main body, a first chamber, a second chamber and a third chamber. The main body includes a first gas nipple, a plug and a second gas nipple mounted thereon. The first chamber is arranged at a center of the main body and connected with the gas nipple to be configured for filling gas therein. The second chamber is arranged in the main body and adjacent to an exterior of the main body. The second chamber is connected with the plug to be configured for filling water therein. The third chamber is arranged between the first chamber and the second chamber and connected with the second gas nipple to be configured for filling gas therein.

A pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions in accordance with another preferred embodiment, includes a main body having a gas nipple and a plug mounted thereon; a first chamber arranged at the a of the main body and connected with the gas nipple to be configured for filling gas therein; and a second chamber arranged in the main body, and arranged at a side of the first chamber and adjacent to an exterior of the main body, the second chamber connected with the plug to be configured for filling water therein.

A pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions in accordance with other preferred embodiment, includes a main body having at least one gas nipple and at least one plug mounted thereon; at least one first chamber arranged in the main body and connected with the at least one gas nipple respectively to be configured for filling gas therein; at least one second chamber arranged in the main body and connected with the at least one plug respectively to be configured for filling water therein.

The present pillow has advantages of the conventional air bed and the water bed, and solves disadvantages of the conventional air bed and the water bed. The present pillow uses at least one second chamber filled water therein to make it steady and uses at least one first chamber filled gas therein to decrease the using amount of the water. The present pillow may be used in many applications, such as mattresses, cushions on chair, cushions for leaning on, pillows for holding, or pillows for sleeping, etc.

Other objects, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

These and other features and advantages of the various embodiments disclosed herein will be better understood with respect to the following description and drawings, in which like numbers refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

FIG. 1 is a schematic view of a pillow with a dual-uses function in accordance with a first preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a schematic view of a mattress with dual faces in accordance with a second preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a schematic view of a mattress with a single face in accordance with a third preferred embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 4 is a schematic view of a cushion on chair in accordance with a fourth embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Reference will now be made to the drawings to describe a preferred embodiment of the present pillow with a dual-uses function, in detail.

A pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions of the present invention may be a pillow for holding, a cushion for leaning on, a pillow for sleeping, a cushion on chair, or a mattress, etc. Referring to FIG. 1 a pillow with a dual-uses function in accordance with a first preferred embodiment of the present invention is show. The pillow may be a pillow for holding or a pillow for sleeping. In this preferred embodiment, the pillow is a pillow for holding since the pillow for holding and the pillow for sleeping have a same structure.

In this preferred embodiment, the pillow has a cylinder as shown in FIG. 1. The pillow may have a of animals, or polygons, etc. The pillow has a main body 12 which is a cylinder. The main body 12 further includes a first gas nipple 14, a plug 18, and a second gas nipple 16 mounted thereon. The pillow further includes a first chamber 24, a second chamber 20, and a third chamber 22 formed in the main body 12. The second chamber 20, the third chamber 22 and the first chamber 24 are arranged in series along a direction from an exterior of the main body 12 to the center of the main body 12.

The first chamber 24 is arranged at a center of the main body 12 and connected with the first gas nipple 14. That is, the first chamber 24 can be filled with gas through the first gas nipple 14 and the gas filled therein occupies 80%˜90% contents of the first chamber 24. Since the first chamber 24 is filled fully approximately, the first chamber 24 is used as a support of the pillow.

The second chamber 20 is arranged in the main body 12 and adjacent to the exterior of the main body 12. The second chamber 20 is connected with the plug 18. That is, the second chamber 20 may be filled with water through the plug 18 and the water filled therein occupies 50%˜80% contents thereof. The water may be warm water that does not scald someone or cold water that has not frozen. The water has a temperature in a range from 5 to 45 degrees centigrade. The third chamber 22 is arranged between the first chamber 24 and the second chamber 20 and connected with the second gas nipple 16. The third chamber 22 can be filled with gas through the second gas nipple 16 and the gas can be adjusted under needs. Preferably, the gas filled in the third chamber 22 occupies 30%˜80% contents thereof

Furthermore, a pillowslip may be used to cover the main body 12 for making the pillow more pliable and comfortable. The pillowslip has a corresponding to the main body 12 and is made of a pliable and comfortable material selected from a group consisting of superflexible composite froth material, polyester fibrin, silica gel, rubber, plastic, wool, cotton, hemp and any combination thereabove.

Referring to FIG. 2, a pillow with dual-uses in warm and cold conditions in accordance with a second preferred embodiment of the present invention is shown. The pillow may be a mattress, or a cushion on chair, etc. Since the cushion on chair has a same structure with the mattress, in this preferred embodiment, the pillow is a mattress.

The mattress may have a sandwich frame with three layers as shown in FIG. 2 or a frame with double layers as shown in FIG. 3. In this preferred embodiment, the mattress has a sandwich frame with three layers. The mattress may have a shape of animal, or polygon, etc.

The mattress has a main body 32 which has a sandwich frame with three layers. The main body 32 further includes a gas nipple 36, a first plug 34, and a second plug 38 mounted thereon. The mattress further includes a first chamber 42, a second chamber 40, and a third chamber 44 formed in the main body 32. The second chamber 40, the first chamber 42, and the third chamber are arranged in series along a direction from the top down.

The first chamber 42 is arranged at the center of the main body 32 and connected with the gas nipple 36 to be configured for filling gas therein. The amount of the gas filled therein is decided by needs of users. Preferably, the gas filled therein occupies 30%˜80% contents of the first chamber 42.

The second chamber 40 is arranged in the main body 32 and arranged at a side of the first chamber 42 and adjacent to the exterior of the main body 32. The second chamber 40 is connected with the first plug 34 to be configured for filling water therein through the first plug 34. The water filled therein occupies 50%˜80% contents of the second chamber 40 and may be warm water which is not scalded or cold water which is not icing up. The water has a temperature in the range from 5 to 45 degrees centigrade.

The third chamber 44 is arranged at another side of the first chamber 42 and adjacent to the exterior of the main body 32. The third chamber 44 is connected with the second plug 38 to be configured for filling water therein. The water filled therein occupies 50%˜80% contents of the third chamber 44 and may be warm water which is not scalded or cold water which is not icing up. The water has a temperature in the range of 5 to 45 degrees centigrade.

Referring to FIG. 3, a mattress with a dual-uses function in accordance with a third preferred embodiment is shown. The mattress in accordance with the third preferred embodiment is similar to the mattress in accordance with the second preferred embodiment as shown in FIG. 2, except that the mattress as shown in FIG. 2 is a mattress with dual faces and the mattress as shown in FIG. 3 is a mattress with a single face. The mattress as shown in FIG. 3 includes a first chamber 42 and a second chamber 40.

The first chamber 42 is arrange at the center of the main body 32 and connected with the gas nipple 36 to be configured for filling gas therein. The amount of the gas filled therein is decided by needs of users. Preferably, the gas filled therein occupies 30%˜80% contents of the first chamber 42.

The second chamber 40 is arranged in the main body 32, and arranged at a side of the first chamber 42 and adjacent to the exterior of the main body 32. The second chamber 40 is connected with the first plug 34 to be configured for filling water therein. The water filled therein occupies 50%˜80% contents of the second chamber 40 and may be warm water which is not scalded or cold water which is not icing up. The water has a temperature in the range from 5 to 45 degrees centigrade.

Furthermore, a slipcover is used to cover the mattress as shown in FIG.2 or FIG. 3.to make the mattress more pliable and comfortable. The slipcover may have a corresponding to the main body 32 and be made of a pliable and comfortable material selected from a group consisting of superflexible composite froth material, polyester fibrin, silica gel, rubber, plastic, wool, cotton, hemp and any combination thereabove

The mattress with the single face and the mattress with dual faces both have an air pillow portion (the first chamber 42) and a water pillow portion (the second chamber 40 and the third chamber 44). The air pillow portion is used as a support of the mattress, therefore, the present mattress has advantages of the air bed and the water bed. Compared with the conventional water bed, the present mattress can save amounts of the water.

Referring to FIG. 4, a cushion on chair in accordance with a fourth preferred embodiment is shown. The cushion on chair is similar to the mattress as shown in FIG. 3, except that the cushion on chair further includes a pump connected with the gas nipple to be configured for adjusting air press therein through pressing upon the pump by hand or releasing gas.

The above description is given by way of example, and not limitation. Given the above disclosure, one skilled in the art could devise variations that are within the scope and spirit of the invention disclosed herein, including configurations ways of the recessed portions and materials and/or designs of the attaching structures. Further, the various features of the embodiments disclosed herein can be used alone, or in varying combinations with each other and are not intended to be limited to the specific combination described herein. Thus, the scope of the claims is not to be limited by the illustrated embodiments.