Boeing’s Cuddle Chair Patent Details

Who needs lie-flat beds ;-)… How will Boeing’s new cuddle chairs function if they ever become a reality? According to PatentYogi, passengers will first need to remove the folded cushion and headrest portion of the device called the “backpack” from its storage space under the seat. They will then need to extend the straps attached to the backpack and secure them to the seat back using a pair of buckles. To deploy the backpack, passengers will need to unfold the headrest and lean forward. For ease of use, designers have included a massage-table-style hold in the headrest. Next…lean forward and sleep well! Check out the full patent details here.

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  1. Ref. Your Boeing Cuddle Seat Article – I have already developed and patented the standalone sit up and sleep personal backpack version – US Patent Number 8,333,308.

    I just wanted to inform you that I have already produced this solution to rest/ sleep sitting on short/ long haul travel, sitting in any transport mode, be it by air, bus, train, car or ferry.

    While the recent Boeing backpack patent is dedicated to an airplane seat, my backpack patent relates to all forms of travel. It includes a soft removable chin rest and armrest and additionally provides contents security while resting or sleeping sitting up. It holds the user in a comfortable good upright posture and allows the user to make full use of any seat’s headrest. It further allows sleep while avoiding neck and back strain. It protects hair style while sleeping and even face makeup is protected. Sleeping sitting upright avoids blood pooling, ie dark circles/ bags forming under the eyes. When sleeping this way on long haul, the user awakens looking just as fresh as when he or she boarded the flight!

    Boeing’s current patent is uni-functional and tied to an airplane seat, whereas mine is multi-functional, ie it’s a personal carry-on allowing the traveller to store valuables in the backpack and secondly it provides tremendous protection for the backpack’s contents as the traveller hugs the backpack using the armrest at the front of the backpack knowing that he or she will awaken if someone tries to open the backpack whether the person is travelling by bus, plane or any other mode of seated transport.

    Please see for further information. We are currently seeking distribution licensees.

    Thank you,

    Joe Maginness
    Belfast, Ireland

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