Patents by Inventor Michael Fux

Michael Fux 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).

  • Publication number: 20190133349
    Abstract: An expandable pillow includes an upper pillow section having a first perimeter with a first perimeter edge, a lower pillow section having a second perimeter with a second perimeter edge, and a center layer having an outer perimeter disposed between the upper and lower pillow sections. The pillow includes a zipper extending around the outer perimeter of the center layer, the zipper having a first row of teeth secured to the first perimeter edge of the upper pillow section, a second row of teeth secured to the second perimeter edge of the lower pillow section, and a slider that moves along the first and second rows of teeth for opening and closing the zipper. The pillow is softer, expanded, and has a greater height when the zipper is opened and firmer, compressed, and has a smaller height when the zipper is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 10016064
    Abstract: A bedding product, such as a mattress, mattress topper, or pillow, includes a flexible gel panel having a gel layer with a top surface and a bottom surface, a flexible top layer overlying the top surface of the gel layer, and a flexible bottom layer overlying the bottom surface of the gel layer. The bedding product has a major surface and the flexible gel panel is integrated into the bedding product so that the flexible top layer of the flexible gel panel is juxtaposed with the major surface of the bedding product. The flexible gel panel removes body heat during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventors: Dimitrios S Corodemus, Michael Fux
  • Publication number: 20160368185
    Abstract: A method of making a sleep product having a cooling gel layer includes providing a mold, coating the mold with a composite material including a mold release and a cooling gel, and introducing a foaming mixture into the mold so that the foaming mixture is in contact with the composite material. The foaming mixture is allowed to rise and cure into a foam layer having an outer surface covered by the composite material. The composite material is both a mold release coating that facilitates removing the foam layer from the mold and a cooling gel coating that remains on the outer surface of the foam layer after the foam layer has been removed from the mold to provide a cooling effect at the outer surface of the foam layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Fux, Dimitrios S. Corodemus, Beat B. Niederoest, JR., Michael Mozeika, III
  • Publication number: 20160081487
    Abstract: A bedding product, such as a mattress, mattress topper, or pillow, includes a flexible gel panel having a gel layer with a top surface and a bottom surface, a flexible top layer overlying the top surface of the gel layer, and a flexible bottom layer overlying the bottom surface of the gel layer. The bedding product has a major surface and the flexible gel panel is integrated into the bedding product so that the flexible top layer of the flexible gel panel is juxtaposed with the major surface of the bedding product. The flexible gel panel removes body heat during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Dimitrios S. Corodemus, Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 9266546
    Abstract: A wheeled container for a memory foam mattress includes a plastic container having an upper end and a lower end with a bottom surface that extends to a lower edge of the container, a pair of wheels rotatably mounted to the plastic container at the lower edge of the container, and a handle mounted to the plastic container, whereby the handle is mounted on the same side of the plastic container as the pair of wheels. A compressed memory foam mattress is disposed inside a flexible storage bag, which, in turn, is disposed inside the plastic container. The plastic container has a storage configuration in which a bottom face of the container is parallel to the ground, and a moving configuration in which the container is tilted onto the pair of wheels for rolling the container over the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 9204731
    Abstract: A bedding product, such as a mattress, mattress topper, or pillow case, includes a flexible gel panel having a cured gel layer with a top surface and a bottom surface, a flexible top layer overlying the top surface of the cured gel layer, and a fabric bottom layer overlying the bottom surface of the cured gel layer. The bedding product has a major surface and the flexible gel panel is integrated into the bedding product so that the flexible top layer of the flexible gel panel is juxtaposed with the major surface of the bedding product. The flexible gel panel is removable from the bedding product for laundering the bedding product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventors: Dimitrios S. Corodemus, Michael Fux
  • Publication number: 20150251843
    Abstract: A package for bedding products, such as mattresses and mattress toppers, includes an elongated container having a closed bottom end and an open upper end, a removeable cap covering the open upper end of the container, and a flexible bag containing a compressed bedding product disposed inside the elongated container. The bedding product contained within the flexible bag is folded in half so that a head of the bedding product is aligned with a foot of the bedding product, and rolled from one lateral edge of the bedding product to an opposite lateral edge of the bedding product. The flexible bag containing the bedding product has an air-tight seal. One or more wheels are coupled with the bottom end of the elongated container so that the package can be rolled over a surface. The elongated container may have recesses formed in an outer surface for gripping the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Publication number: 20150091266
    Abstract: A wheeled container for a memory foam mattress includes a plastic container having an upper end and a lower end with a bottom surface that extends to a lower edge of the container, a pair of wheels rotatably mounted to the plastic container at the lower edge of the container, and a handle mounted to the plastic container, whereby the handle is mounted on the same side of the plastic container as the pair of wheels. A compressed memory foam mattress is disposed inside a flexible storage bag, which, in turn, is disposed inside the plastic container. The plastic container has a storage configuration in which a bottom face of the container is parallel to the ground, and a moving configuration in which the container is tilted onto the pair of wheels for rolling the container over the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 8985338
    Abstract: A package for bedding includes a blank of material formed into a loop, the loop having an enclosed top side, an enclosed bottom side, first and second enclosed lateral sides extending between the enclosed top side and the enclosed bottom side, a first openings at a first end of the loop, and a second opening at a second end of the loop. A section of the enclosed top side is joined together to form handle that extends along a top side of the loop between the first opening at the first end of the loop and the second opening at the second end of the loop. The package has a central opening defined by the enclosed top side, the enclosed bottom side, and the first and second enclosed lateral sides of the loop, the central opening extending from the first opening at the first end of the loop to the second opening at the second end of the loop. A box is disposed within the central opening of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 8905412
    Abstract: A wheeled container for bedding products includes a container having an upper end and a lower end with a bottom surface that extends to a lower edge of the container, a pair of wheels rotatably mounted to the lower edge of the container, and a handle mounted to the container, on the same side of the container as the pair of wheels. A bedding product, such as a mattress or in which a bottom face of the container is parallel to the ground, and a moving configuration in which the container is tilted onto the pair of wheels for rolling the container over the ground. When the container has been rolled to a desired location, it may be returned to the upright, storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 8875875
    Abstract: A stackable package for bedding includes a flexible outer container having an upper end and a lower end, a bottom panel extending along the lower end of the flexible container and side panels extending upwardly from the bottom panel toward the upper end of the flexible container for defining an open end of the flexible outer container. The stackable package includes an insert disposed inside the flexible outer container for reinforcing the bottom and side panels of the flexible outer container, and bedding disposed inside the insert. The side panels of the flexible outer container have upper ends that are joined together for hermetically sealing the bedding inside the flexible outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 8875876
    Abstract: A stackable package for bedding includes a flexible outer container having an upper end and a lower end, a bottom panel extending along the lower end of the flexible container and side panels extending upwardly from the bottom panel toward the upper end of the flexible container for defining an open end of the flexible outer container. The stackable package includes an insert disposed inside the flexible outer container for reinforcing the bottom and side panels of the flexible outer container, and bedding disposed inside the insert. The side panels of the flexible outer container have upper ends that are joined together for sealing the bedding inside the flexible outer container. At least one of the panels has at least one vent opening formed therein for allowing air to circulate through the package after the package has been sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: D731208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: D731209
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: D732313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: D732314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: D808808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Positive Beverage, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fux, Vincent Scattolino, Zachary A. Muchnick
  • Patent number: D839095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fux, Gloria Rubin, Christopher Webb
  • Patent number: D839096
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fux, Gloria Rubin, Christopher Webb
  • Patent number: D842011
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fux, Gloria Rubin