Gunter Tesch has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A process is described for filling an envelope of a cushion, a quilt, or the like, which envelope is essentially closed envelope with a closable filling opening, and having a filling material of individual aggregates, e.g. fiber aggregates, down, feathers, pieces of foam material. The reversibly compressible aggregates, which are in a separate filling material cartridge that has a far smaller volume than the maximum volume of the envelope and which are thus under high pressure, are introduced into the envelope through the opening along with at least a part of the filling material cartridge, whereupon the filling material cartridge is opened inside the envelope and the envelope is filled as the aggregates expand out from the filling material cartridge. This novel filling operation can be carried out by the specialty retailer or even by the end customer without additional special filling equipment.
Abstract: A tufted carpet is described in which the tufting yarns (2) are tufted into a tufting backing (1) and firmly joined to it. The back side (1a) of the tufted carpet (1) has a layer (5) comprising pieces of thermoplastic plastic sheet material joined together under the influence of pressure and temperature. Back ends (2a) of the tufting yarns (2) are firmly bound into the layer (5).
Abstract: Described is a floor covering consisting of several layers of foil pieces (6,7) consisting of thermoplastic synthetic material compressed by the action of pressure and temperature and bonded together at least partially.
Abstract: A process for producing a needled multilayered carpet is described in which an intermediate layer (6) containing thermoplastic film material is arranged between a layer of backing (5) and a top layer (7). The three layers are bonded together into a carpet by means of a process of needling through fibers (9). The intermediate layer (6) is formed by lumpy, three-dimensional plastic film material (8), and the needled fibers are tightly integrated into the intermediate layer (6) by the influence of temperature.
Abstract: Disclosed is a wood covering, especially a wood floor covering with a wood layer (2) and a support (3). The wood layer (2) and the support (3) are permanently bonded to one another. The support (3) consists of pieces of thermoplastic synthetic foil material (5), compressed by the action of pressure and temperature and bonded together at least partially.
Abstract: A three-dimensional grid includes a planar base portion and a plurality of protrusions. The protrusions are spaced about and project substantially perpendicular from the base portion. The projections are convexly curved and are integrally formed with the base portion by slitting and shrinking a single sheet of plastic. Additional layers of materials may be alternatively attached to either or both of the planar base portion and protrusions.
Abstract: A plane formed body, especially a floor covering, is described with a cover layer (1), a base layer (3) and a core layer (2) that have fibers that can be stitched. The three layers are stitched by means of fibers (1a) taken from the cover layer (1). The core layer (2) consists of polyvinyl chloride material in the form of pieces that are in solid form and a PVC binder or plastisol paste. The fibers (1a) are tightly bonded into all three layers (1,2,3).
Abstract: A shaping-material or filler for textiles such as bedspreads, garments or the like is disclosed consisting of a large number of fiber aggregates of a maximum length of 50 mm each. The fiber aggregates are smaller and softer than down in nature and essentially all the fibers are crimped with the fibers of the individual fiber aggregates being arranged randomly inside each aggregate.A filler is created thereby which is especially suitable for textiles such as bedspreads, or garments such as jackets, coats or the like with, the filler being enclosed in an envelope. This filler can be made to vary in thickness with surface distribution, in the manner known for fiber balls and down. However, the filler has little shift, even if the textile is vigorously shaken, and nevertheless, is very soft.
Abstract: A shaping-material or filler for textiles such as bedspreads, garments or the like is disclosed consisting of a large number of fiber aggregates of a maximum length of 50 mm each. The fiber aggregates are smaller and softer than down in nature and essentially all the fibers are crimped with the fibers of the individual fiber aggregates being arranged randomly inside each aggregate. A filler is created thereby which is especially suitable for textiles such as bedspreads, or garments such as jackets, coats or the like with, the filler being enclosed in an envelope. This filler can be made to vary in thickness with surface distribution, in the manner known for fiber balls and down. However, the filler has little shift, even if the textile is vigorously shaken, and nevertheless, is very soft. A method for manufacturing the textile is also described.
Abstract: The invention concerns a thermotherapeutic packing, in particular for cryotherapy, comprising an impermeably-welded packing casing consisting of a flexible sheet and a heat- or cold-storing liquid and in insert material of spherical bodies comprising aggregates of fibers wound into balls or spheres.The liquid can penetrate these spherical aggregates and accordingly, the packing volume may be less. This packing not only is easily molded, but exhibits gradual heat loss or heat absorption.
Abstract: A quilted blanket (1) with a preferably rectangular covering and a loosely packed filling is described. The covering has at least one closable opening through which it can be filled with filling material. So that this blanket (1) can be used both as a so-called summer blanket and as a so-called winter blanket and so that it can be easily filled and emptied, particularly partially filled and emptied, the filling material comprises loosely packed filling material such as aggregates of spherically wrapped fibres. The opening of the covering can be closed by means of an easily openable fastener, such as a zipper, VELCRO tape, adhesive tape or by the like, or means of buttons.
Abstract: An aggregate of spherical fibers, particularly for use as filling material for blankets, such as quilts, pillows or the like comprises fibers and/or threads that are wrapped spherically and essentially form a fibrous ball. So that the properties of the aggregate of spherical fibers are better, particularly for use as filling material in blankets, such as quilts, pillows or the like, it is proposed that the fibrous balls contain a mixture of fibers, whereby one type of fiber has a higher modulus of elasticity compared to another type of fiber. The fibers with the higher modulus of elasticity can also taper over their length.
Abstract: A blanket (1), in particular a quilt, with a preferably rectangular covering and a loosely packed filling, is disclosed which can be used both as a so-called summer blanket and also as a so-called winter blanket. In order that the thermal bridges can be used positively, if desired, it is proposed to design the covering so that it can be gathered essentially transversely to the direction of the quilting seams and so that the area of the covering can be reduced or enlarged again. Gathering can be achieved by using ribbons (5), a drawstring (8), e.g. in the form of a gathered curtain tape (7), dome fasteners (6), adhesive tapes, hooks and loop type fasteners or the like which are arranged on the covering.
Abstract: A cover, in particular a bed cover, which comprises a case having two outer sheets, a filling and a thin sheet or foil located between the outer sheets is described, characterized in that the thin sheet is provided with a plurality of slits. Advantageously, the thin sheet comprises a plastic material, preferably having a vapor deposited aluminum coating. This results in a cover whereby the transport of heat through the cover is appreciably reduced.
Abstract: A pillow with a cover and a filling is described, the pillow having a general rectangular shape and being characterized in that the cover (2) comprises an essentially unstretchable fabric, it has in the empty state, a flat generally rectangular configuration comprising, beginning with a rectangle with a side ratio of about 3:4, a first longer lateral edge containing a centered, inwardly directed curvature (4), while the other longer lateral edge has a centered, outwardly directed curvature (5); the filling (3) consists of essentially spherical fiber aggregates formed by spherically intertwined fibers and/or filaments, and the fiber aggregates filled into the cover (2) have a pile density amounting to 3 to 7 times the apparent density of the fiber aggregates in the uncompressed state outside the cover (2).The pillow of this configuration may be produced in a simple manner, is readily adapted to the needs of the user and adequately supports the head of the user both in the supine and the lateral position.
Abstract: A quilted cover, in particular a bed cover, with two outer sheets between which a filling is placed, is described. It is characterized in that, in the area quilting, a plurality of fiber aggregates of spherically tangled fibers are located, through which the two outer sheets of the cover are joined together. Conveniently, the two outer sheets are joined together in the area of the quilting with threads penetrating through the fiber aggregates, with the threads being sewn through the two outer sheets and the fiber aggregates. A cover, in particular a bed cover, is created in this manner, which may be produced more simply and more flexibly and thus less expensively than known covers, while containing no cold bridges in the quilting areas.
Abstract: A cushion, in particular a pillow or the like, containing a filling is described, which is characterized in that the filling comprises in addition to materials for the intended use of the pillow, such as down, feathers, fibers, balls of fibers, foam particles or the like, certain components which may be removed prior to the intended use of the pillow. The removable components may consist of a filled insert or a cardboard insert enclosing a hollow space. The insert may consist of a bag. The insert may be filled with filler materials other than those in the remainder of the pillow.
Abstract: A pillow for resting the head is described. The pillow has a cover, the inside of which is divided into a plurality of chambers optionally filled with different filler materials and/or to a different degree; the pillow being more versatile and variable than known pillows. The chambers include a principal chamber, and on at least two of its lateral edges, tubular-like chambers. The pillow thus comprises not only a chamber to be used as a neck roll, but at least one additional separate chamber, on which the head may be supported in a lateral position, but which may also be used optionally as a neck roll. The hardness of the principal chamber and of the individual tubular-like chambers may be differentially variable. In addition, corner chambers may be provided, which contain refill materials for the other chambers, or serve as a storage compartment for valuable objects or the like. The individual chambers are accessible by means of zipper closures or the like.
Abstract: A fiber containing aggregate, for example, a filler material for covers or pillows, for cushioning or as a filter is described, together with a process for its preparation.In order to provide an aggregate wherein the fibers are located and distributed three-dimensionally in the manner desired, and, if so desired, remain in such a distribution and which has improved properties in particular as a filler material, it is proposed to place an assembly of spherically entangled fibers and/or filaments into a form desired and to bond the fiber balls to each other.The fiber balls are joined together in particular by means of binder fibers, which may consist of, for example, melting fibers, soluble fibers or adhesive fibers. Melting fibers have a melt-on temperature which is lower than the melt-on temperature of other fibers of the aggregate and are activated by the application of heat.
Abstract: A spherical fiber aggregate, in particular as a filler and cushioning material of spherically entangled fibers and/or filaments, is described. In order to provide fiber balls of this generic type, having improved properties specifically for use as a filler material, it is proposed that the fiber balls contain a mixture of principal fibers and binder fibers. The binder fibers are connected with the principal fibers at their intersections.According to one embodiment, the binder fibers are two-component fibers, wherein one of the components has in particular a strong bearing modulus and preferably only one component has a binder effect.Due to the binder fibers, a three-dimensionally bonded network of all of the fibers is present in the fiber balls.