Patents Assigned to Bébé au Lait LLC
  • Patent number: 8661565
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a cover having a top edge and a stiffener comprised of a shape memory material having a material memory coupled to the cover using a securing mechanism to prevent the stiffener from rotating. In one embodiment, the material memory causes the stiffener to assume a pre-determined shape, to temporarily deform without breaking the stiffener when force is applied to the stiffener, and to reassume the pre-determined shape. In one embodiment, an end of the stiffener provides a substantially smooth surface to prevent abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait, LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • Bib
    Patent number: 8584262
    Abstract: A bib is described that includes multiple flaps, each flap providing a surface to prevent soiling of clothing. The flaps are secured to one another through multiple fastening mechanisms, which may include one or more magnets. A neck bridge portion couples the plurality of flaps to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Steve Denny
  • Patent number: 8196222
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein a stiffener pocket, a first strap and a second strap are disposed along the top edge of the sheet, the first strap and second strap being configured to detachably couple together, and a stiffener housed within the stiffener pocket and being configured to bow outward from the top edge of the sheet, the stiffener comprised of a material comprising a material memory associated with a pre-determined shape, the stiffener assuming the pre-determined shape during a resting state and, when a force is applied, the stiffener is configured to temporarily deform and, when the force is removed, the stiffener reassumes the pre-determined shape, the stiffener having a first end cap formed at a first end and a second end cap formed at a second end, wherein the stiffener, the first end cap and the second end cap collectively comprise a single member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait, LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • Patent number: 8191173
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, and a stiffener disposed along the top edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait, LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • Patent number: 8091145
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein a strap is coupled to the top edge of the sheet and a plurality of D-rings are coupled using another strap to the top edge of the sheet, and a stiffener stitched into the top edge of the sheet and coupled to the sheet using a stitch configured to prevent the stiffener from rotating within a stiffener pocket, the stiffener having a first end cap disposed on a first end of the stiffener and a second end cap disposed on a second end of the stiffener, wherein the stiffener, when worn, bows outward to provide a viewing area, the stiffener having a substantially rectangular cross-sectional shape wherein the first end cap and the second end cap each comprise a substantially rectangular cavity that is configured to receive the first end and the second end of the stiffener, respectively, wherein the stiffener has a material memory associated with a pre-determined shape, t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait, LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • BIB
    Publication number: 20110023761
    Abstract: A bib is described that includes multiple flaps, each flap providing a surface similar to a conventional bib to prevent soiling of clothing. The flaps are secured to one another through multiple fastening mechanisms, which may include one or more magnets. A neck bridge portion couples the plurality of flaps to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Bebe Au Lait LLC
    Inventor: Ronnie Michael Ekelund
  • Publication number: 20110023209
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein a stiffener pocket, a first strap and a second strap are disposed along the top edge of the sheet, the first strap and second strap being configured to detachably couple together, and a stiffener housed within the stiffener pocket and being configured to bow outward from the top edge of the sheet, the stiffener comprised of a material comprising a material memory associated with a pre-determined shape, the stiffener assuming the pre-determined shape during a resting state and, when a force is applied, the stiffener is configured to temporarily deform and, when the force is removed, the stiffener reassumes the pre-determined shape, the stiffener having a first end cap formed at a first end and a second end cap formed at a. second end, wherein the stiffener, the first end cap and the second end cap collectively comprise a single member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Bebe au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie M. Ekelund, Claire R.J. Ekelund
  • BIB
    Publication number: 20110016600
    Abstract: A bib is described that includes multiple flaps, each flap providing a surface to prevent soiling of clothing. The flaps are secured to one another through multiple fastening mechanisms, which may include one or more magnets. A neck bridge portion couples the plurality of flaps to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Bebe au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Steve Denny
  • Publication number: 20110016605
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge, a second side edge, and a stiffener disposed along the top edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Bebe Au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie M. Ekelund, Claire R. J. Ekelund
  • Patent number: 7805771
    Abstract: A nursing cover including a sheet, where a stiffener pocket, a first strap and a second strap are disposed along a top edge of the sheet, the first strap and the second strap being configured to detachably couple together, and a stiffener housed within the stiffener pocket, configured to bow outward from the top edge of the sheet. The stiffener having a shape memory material having a material memory associated with a pre-determined shape and assuming the pre-determined shape during a resting state. When a force is applied, the stiffener is configured to temporarily deform and when the force is removed, the stiffener reassumes the pre-determined shape. The stiffener has a first end cap formed at a first end and a second end cap formed at a second end, where the stiffener, the first end cap and the second end cap are collectively a single member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • Patent number: 7805770
    Abstract: A nursing cover including a sheet with a stiffener pocket, a first strap, and a second strap disposed along the top edge of the sheet. The first strap and second strap are configured to detachably couple together. A stiffener comprised of a shape memory material comprising a material memory is housed within the stiffener pocket. The stiffener has a first end and a second end being formed as part of the stiffener. The first end and the second end have a substantially smooth surface to prevent abrading the stiffener pocket. The material memory in the stiffener assumes a pre-determined shape when force is not applied to the stiffener, temporarily deforms without breaking the stiffener when force is applied to the stiffener, and reassumes the pre-determined shape when force is removed from the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • Bib
    Patent number: 7784108
    Abstract: A bib is described that includes multiple flaps, each flap providing a surface to prevent soiling of clothing. The flaps are secured to one another through multiple fastening mechanisms, which may include one or more magnets. A neck bridge portion couples the plurality of flaps to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Bebe au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Stephen Denny
  • BIB
    Publication number: 20100011478
    Abstract: A bib is described that includes multiple flaps, each flap providing a surface to prevent soiling of clothing. The flaps are secured to one another through multiple fastening mechanisms, which may include one or more magnets. A neck bridge portion couples the plurality of flaps to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Bebe au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Steve Denny
  • Publication number: 20080250542
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein a stiffener pocket, a first strap and a second strap are disposed along the top edge of the sheet, the first strap and second strap being configured to detachably couple together, and a stiffener housed within the stiffener pocket and being configured to bow outward from the top edge of the sheet, the stiffener comprised of a material comprising a material memory associated with a pre-determined shape, the stiffener assuming the pre-determined shape during a resting state and, when a force is applied, the stiffener is configured to temporarily deform and, when the force is removed, the stiffener reassumes the pre-determined shape, the stiffener having a first end cap formed at a first end and a second end cap formed at a second end, wherein the stiffener, the first end cap and the second end cap collectively comprise a single member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Bebe Au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • Publication number: 20080250543
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein a strap is coupled to the top edge of the sheet and a plurality of D-rings are coupled using another strap to the top edge of the sheet, and a stiffener stitched into the top edge of the sheet and coupled to the sheet using a stitch configured to prevent the stiffener from rotating within a stiffener pocket, the stiffener having a first end cap disposed on a first end of the stiffener and a second end cap disposed on a second end of the stiffener, wherein the stiffener, when worn, bows outward to provide a viewing area, the stiffener having a substantially rectangular cross-sectional shape wherein the first end cap and the second end cap each comprise a substantially rectangular cavity that is configured to receive the first end and the second end of the stiffener, respectively, wherein the stiffener has a material memory associated with a pre-determined shape, t
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Bebe au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Michael Ekelund, Claire Rachael Jane Ekelund
  • Publication number: 20080244803
    Abstract: Examples of a nursing cover are described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein a stiffener pocket, a first strap and a second strap are disposed along the top edge of the sheet, the first strap and second strap being configured to detachably couple together; and a stiffener comprised of a material comprising a material memory, the stiffener being configured to form a curve when force is not applied to the stiffener, the stiffener being housed within the stiffener pocket and having a first end cap disposed on a first end of the stiffener and a second end cap disposed on a second end of the stiffener, wherein the first end cap comprises a port and the second end cap comprises another port, the port and the another port being used to determine a position of the stiffener relative to the first end cap and the second end cap when the first end and the second end are disposed in the first end cap and the second end cap, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Bebe Au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie M. Ekelund, Claire R.J. Ekelund
  • Patent number: 7409727
    Abstract: A nursing cover is described, including a sheet having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a first side edge and a second side edge, and a strap coupled to the top edge of the sheet and a plurality of D-rings are coupled using another strap to the top edge of the sheet, and a stiffener stitched into the top edge of the sheet, the stiffener having a first end cap disposed on a first end of the stiffener and a second end cap disposed on a second end of the stiffener, wherein the stiffener, when worn, bows outward to provide a viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Bébé au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Ekelund, Claire Ekelund
  • Patent number: 7406718
    Abstract: A nursing cover is described, including a fabric having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein a strap is coupled to the top edge of the fabric and a plurality of D-rings are coupled using another strap to the top edge of the fabric, and a stiffener stitched into the top edge of the fabric, the stiffener having a first end cap coupled on a first end of the stiffener and a second end cap formed on a second end of the stiffener, wherein the stiffener, when worn, bows the fabric outward to provide a viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Bébé au Lait LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Ekelund, Claire Ekelund