TODAY’S PATENT – PILLOW
The PILLOW was invented by Ola Backlund (Ornskoldsvik) on the 27th of June 2000 , bearing patent number US6079066A.
The following pillow has at least one elongated neck section adjoined to the head section wherein the upper side of the neck section is higher than the head section. The pillow is also provided with a resilient material having a channel. The core of such a pillow, which may made of polyurethane foam, needs to be relatively solid and compression rigid, in order to retain its anatomical shape and fulfil its supportive function when subjected to the weight of the user’s head and throat/neck parts. However, there is a risk of soft tissue, particularly the soft tissue of the neck/throat, being subjected to an excessively high pressure, or of the cervical vertebrae being subjected to excessively large shear forces, especially when the user lies on his/her stomach or back. Although the neck section of the pillow will have a greater spring length because of its height and can therefore be made more resilient or springy than the head section and therewith feel softer, this has not been found sufficient to compensate for the necessary hardness or firmness of the pillow core. These mutually contradictory requirements with regard to shape-rigidity and softness have not been resolved satisfactorily hitherto.