With Elastic Section Patents (Class 297/224)
  • Patent number: 11103087
    Abstract: A upholstered sofa covered by a form fitting upholstery sack where the upholstery sack incorporates a supportive material panel that has integrated support webbing into the material panel. The support webbing comprising a plurality of webbing straps. With the upholstery sack properly positioned on the back rest portion, the supportive material panel is positioned on the front of the back rest portion frame. The material panel with webbing is incorporated as a component of the upholstery sack where the upholstery sack is pre-formed to snugly fit over the back rest portion of a furniture frame. The back rest portion or the frame is inserted into the sack and the material panel with integrated webbing is attached to the frame. Once the material panel is positioned and fastened, the remaining components, for example, the back panels and side panels, of the upholstery sack are attached to the frame at the back rest portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC
    Inventors: James Allen Lewis, Philip Lee Stokes, James Anthony Sudduth, Jimmy Dale Holley
  • Patent number: 10966541
    Abstract: A protective cover for weight training benches structured and arranged to permit a user to place and remove the cover from on the bench thereby protecting users from germs such as bacteria, sweat, that are transferred to the bench when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: George Sosa, Craig Sydette Piper, II
  • Patent number: 10905248
    Abstract: A sectional sofa cover system for covering a sectional sofa having a plurality of sofa sections coupled to a corner section includes a plurality of section covers configured to attach to and cover a corresponding section of the sectional sofa. The plurality of section covers includes at least one corner section cover configured to attach to and cover the corner section of the sectional sofa. The corner section cover has a rectangular seat portion configured to cover a seat of the corner section, and two back portions configured to cover respective seatbacks of the corner section. The two back portions extend from two perpendicular fold lines partially defining a perimeter of the seat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hills Point Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer Richter Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10849435
    Abstract: A mattress topper is provided that includes a cover having opposing first and second panels each made from a first material. The mattress topper includes a gusset that either perimetrically joins the first and second panels and/or is in the form of one or more patches located on the first and/or second panels. The gusset is made from a second material that has a porosity that is different than that of the first material. A fill material is disposed within the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Bedgear, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10493881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a car seat cover and a method for knitting the same. The car seat cover comprises a headrest portion, a backrest portion and a seat cushion portion; the headrest portion comprises a front headrest piece and a rear headrest piece which are connected, a lower opening of the headrest portion being tightened; the backrest portion comprises a front backrest piece and a rear backrest piece which are connected, the front backrest piece being knitted by cubic knitting, sides of the backrest being knitted by Short Row and by adjusting the knitting tightness; and the seat cushion portion comprises a front seat cushion piece and a rear seat cushion piece which are connected, a seat cushion skirt portion being knitted by cubic knitting, and sides of the seat cushion being knitted by Short Row and by adjusting the knitting tightness. By knitting a seat cover by cubic knitting, the resulting products are cubic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Yuan Yao
  • Patent number: 10343612
    Abstract: An apparatus for covering a seat may have a seat cover that may be positioned in an installed configuration. The apparatus may further comprise a load bearing element comprising a flexible strap attached to the seat cover. A first anchoring mechanism may attach to the flexible strap at a first inflection point of the flexible strap. A central load support mechanism may attach to the flexible strap at a second inflection point of the flexible strap. A second anchoring mechanism may attach to the flexible strap at a third inflection point of the flexible strap. In the installed configuration, the first anchoring mechanism attaches to a first headrest column and the second anchoring mechanism attaches to a second headrest column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Truck Shields, LLC
    Inventor: Jared Keith Allred
  • Patent number: 10299605
    Abstract: A sofa chair includes a support frame, a seat frame supported by the support frame, and a cover disposed on the seat frame or on the seat and support frames. The support frame includes front and rear H-shaped frames, each with left and right legs connected by a lateral bar. The seat frame includes left and right bars, and connecting pieces disposed at bottoms of front and rear portions of the left and right bars. The connecting pieces are coupled to corresponding upper portions of the legs. The rear H-shaped frame is taller than the front H-shaped frame such that the seat frame is tilted upwardly with the front portions of the left and right bars positioned lower than the rear portions of the left and right bars of the seat frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Anyplace Concepts Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 10124699
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly a seat bottom and a seatback pivotally attached to the seat bottom. The seatback comprises a seatback support shell comprising a shaped resinous sheet comprising a main seat portion, a left side bolster, and a right side bolster. The seatback support shell further comprising a left side hinge extending between and connecting the left side bolster and the main seat portion to allow relative movement between the left side bolster and the main seat portion and a right side hinge extending between and connecting the right side bolster and the main seat portion to allow relative movement between the right side bolster and the main seat portion. The vehicle seat assembly further comprising trim cover disposed over the seatback and the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashford Allen Galbreath, Asad S. Ali, Michael R. Powell
  • Patent number: 9986847
    Abstract: A cover member for an elbow rest of a chair includes a mounting portion to be disposed along an upper surface of the elbow rest, and a concealing portion for covering a side portion of the elbow rest. The mounting portion is to be hooked and stopped on the elbow rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NAM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9962010
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides modular cover systems for protecting furniture and other objects. In an embodiment, a furniture protection system comprises a first cover portion comprising a front surface and a back surface interconnected by a top surface, the first cover portion configured to substantially cover a front, back, and top surface of a first furniture component; and a second cover portion comprising a front surface and a back surface interconnected by a top surface, the second cover portion configured to substantially cover a front, back, and top surface of a second furniture component, wherein a first edge of the first cover portion comprises a first releasable fastener for connecting the first cover portion to the second cover portion, and wherein a second edge of the second cover portion comprises a second releasable fastener configured to engage the first releasable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TREASURE GARDEN, INC.
    Inventor: Corrine Sheldrake
  • Patent number: 9956980
    Abstract: A stroller in accordance with the present disclosure includes a rolling frame and a juvenile seat coupled to the rolling frame. A seat cover is coupled to a seat bottom and back of the juvenile seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Nygren, Joseph D. Langley, Walter S. Bezaniuk
  • Patent number: 9839280
    Abstract: A bottom opening back-strap-bucket with an adjustable lever. A bucket or large container body has a bottom opening, operable by a lever that permits an operator to pick up, carry and deposit items, leaving the operator's hands free when traveling. The invention utilizes leg and upper body strength, which allows the operators hands and arms to rest or be available for other tasks, such as for loading. The invention allows a user to travel anywhere, even hauling or carry heavy items up and down steps or ladders. The lever is operable to open the bottom plate to deposit items carried within the bucket at a selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Keith J. Wingfield
  • Patent number: 9603462
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an anti-slip protective cover. The anti-slip protective cover includes a first layer formed of a protective material and a second layer formed of an anti-slip material, with the anti-slip material and the protective material having a peripheral region surrounding an interior portion. The anti-slip protective cover also includes a connective material binding the first layer to the second layer at at least one location on the interior portion and along at least a location proximal to the peripheral region. The connective material may be arranged in a plurality of strips extending across a portion of the interior portion of the anti-slip material and the protective material. The connective material may traverse the interior portion from a first portion of the peripheral region to a second portion of the peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: GREEN POINT DECOR, LLC
    Inventor: Evan Markowitz
  • Patent number: 9566887
    Abstract: A seat cover, maintenance kit, and vehicle A removable seat cover for a seat of a vehicle, the removable seat cover comprising: a first (1A) and a second (IB) portion; a first coupling arrangement (14) configured to couple the first and second portions of the seat cover; at least one attachment arrangement (9) configured to fit the seat cover with respect to a seat of a vehicle, wherein the first coupling arrangement is configured such that the decoupling of the attachment arrangement permits the first and second portions of the seat cover to be moved with respect to each other whilst the seat cover is substantially fitted with respect to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TOOL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: David Chapman
  • Patent number: 9010856
    Abstract: An automobile bench seat cover having a bottom portion and a back portion is disclosed herein. The bottom portion is configured to cover three seat bottoms of a bench seat when removably coupled to the automobile bench seat. The back portion is coupled to the bottom portion and configured to cover three seatbacks of the bench seat when removably coupled to the bench seat. The bench seat cover also includes two slits extending from a top portion of the back portion toward the bottom portion. Each slit is adaptable between an open position that allows a seatbelt to fit through the slit and a closed position that closes the slit. One or more couplings, such as Velcro, are positioned adjacent each of the two slits and configured to close the respective slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bell Automotive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Krankkala, Danielle Peters, Joleen Jansen
  • Publication number: 20150069803
    Abstract: An automobile bench seat cover having a bottom portion and a back portion is disclosed herein. The bottom portion is configured to cover three seat bottoms of a bench seat when removably coupled to the automobile bench seat. The back portion is coupled to the bottom portion and configured to cover three seatbacks of the bench seat when removably coupled to the bench seat. The bench seat cover also includes two slits extending from a top portion of the back portion toward the bottom portion. Each slit is adaptable between an open position that allows a seatbelt to fit through the slit and a closed position that closes the slit. One or more couplings, such as Velcro, are positioned adjacent each of the two slits and configured to close the respective slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Bell Automotive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Krankkala, Danielle Peters, Joleen Jansen
  • Patent number: 8936313
    Abstract: A removable protective cover for a bicycle saddle that is convertible to a carrying case that can be clipped onto a bicycle frame, a bicycle basket/rack, cable, seat frame, belt loop, backpack, etc., for later use is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventors: Brian A. Skarvan, Jean C Ringwalt, Erik Skarvan
  • Patent number: 8919879
    Abstract: A stadium-styled universal seat cover that converts to a backpack or tote having a front wall with first and second lateral edges, and first and second edges. The front wall also has first stitching adjacent to the first edge. The front wall further has first and second slits. A rear wall extends from the second edge. The rear wall has third and fourth lateral edges, and a third edge. The rear wall further has second stitching adjacent to the third edge. An engaging wall also extends from the second edge. The engaging wall has fifth and sixth lateral edges, and a fourth edge. The engaging wall further has third stitching adjacent to the fourth edge. The stadium-styled universal seat cover that converts to a backpack or tote also has a cord assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Melissa Rice Golin
  • Publication number: 20140191544
    Abstract: A seat cushion cover in combination with a sport seat cushion includes a rectangular pocket defined by fabric upper and lower panels created by one piece of fabric folded upon itself. The upper and lower panels are generally parallel to one another and are joined by side panels. A fabric flap extends from the upper panel which is adapted to retain the cushion within the pocket and provide for securing the cushion on a stadium seat. The flap foldably extends over an opening of the pocket and along a portion of lower panel. The flap and the portion of the lower panel are separated by a space for receiving the stadium seat bottom. Fastening mechanisms extend from the cushion securing to the stadium seat bottom and the seat backrest in order to secure the seat in its lowered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Edwin Russell Comber, V
  • Patent number: 8733835
    Abstract: A vehicle seat has a cover that comprises, in sections, a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first and second layers have different elasticities. The layers may be connected, such as by sewing. The layers may have strips arranged transversely to an expansion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Emanuel Ulfig
  • Patent number: 8696062
    Abstract: A multiple-chair cover having a front side, a back side a right edge and a left edge with an open interior area positioned therebetween. At least one divider is positioned within the open interior which separates the open interior into separate compartments. At least one pad is positioned within the open interior. This provides a multiple-chair cover which prevents chairs from rattling against one another while in transit while also maintaining the alignment and position of multiple chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Kent L. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140077541
    Abstract: A chair component that includes a first chair member that includes a forwardly facing front surface and a rearwardly facing rear surface that define a first thickness therebetween, and at least one raised portion extending rearwardly from the rear surface, wherein the front surface and the at least one raised portion define a second thickness therebetween that is greater than the first thickness, and wherein a majority of the first chair member comprises the first thickness; a cover member wrapped about at least a portion of the first chair member; and a drawstring operably coupled with the cover member to draw the cover member about the at least a portion of the first chair member, wherein the drawstring is secured to the first chair member by at least one fastener that is received within the raised portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Todd D. Krupiczewicz, Jeffrey A. Hall, Gordon J. Peterson, Dale M. Groendal
  • Publication number: 20130320721
    Abstract: A seat-cover or the back-cover strip for motor-vehicles seats is formed by a band made of a thick but flexible open-work fabric, upper anchoring elements and lower anchoring elements. The strip can include one or more cushions having different shapes and thicknesses, with or without a lining, acting as lumbar and/or spinal supports, fixable on the seat under the band itself. The upper anchoring elements generally include one or more threads for fixing the strip to support bars of a headrest, and at least one rod, having a polygonal cross-section, which cooperates with the one or more threads. The lower anchoring elements include at least one pipe and at least one tape having at least one hook joinable to the free end of a further tape, partially folded on itself and forming a stop for a loop-shaped thread, fixable to the portion under the base of the seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Giovanni Cortellazzi
  • Patent number: 8544949
    Abstract: An infant support structure with which an electronic device can be used is disclosed. In one embodiment, the infant support structure is configured to be used with an electronic device that can enhance the experience of an infant or child on the infant support structure. In addition, softgoods for an infant support structure is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin C. Taton
  • Patent number: 8500197
    Abstract: A seat cover apparatus comprising: a nylon stretch portion; a terry cloth towel portion, where said terry cloth towel portion extends over the nylon stretch portion; and an attachment means, where said attachment means enables the attachment of the nylon stretch portion to a seat portion. In one particular embodiment, the attachment means includes at least four Velcro straps, wherein the Velcro straps are used to secure the seat cover over a boating seat. The nylon stretch portion covers the seat and the terry cloth towel portion extends downwardly beyond the seat. The terry cloth portion supplies a means to wipe one's hands while enjoying boating activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Keyton
  • Publication number: 20130009433
    Abstract: A disposable seat cover for a child safety seat includes an upper sheet, a lower sheet and upwardly curved pocket formed by the upper sheet for receiving a kidney shaped absorbent pad, the upper sheet having front flaps that are selectively overlapped and adhesively secured to form an upwardly disposed crotch portion juxtaposed to the pocket and the absorbent pad. The seat cover is adhesively or frictionally held to the child safety seat, side elements members and a fold construction provide universal conformance to the seat and for the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Maryann Popovic, Andre Guarascio
  • Publication number: 20120326475
    Abstract: A cover for a chair comprising: a sleeve adapted to cover a front and a rear of a back of the chair; a panel adapted to cover a seat of the chair; and a skirt adapted to cover at least part of legs of the chair; the cover comprising one or more biasing means adapted to shorten side edges of the sleeve and/or the panel. This means that the length of the panel or sleeve can be adjusted to fit a range of chairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Angela Michelle Campbell
  • Patent number: 8251454
    Abstract: A backrest of chair in which the lower part of a back frame can be concealed neatly by a stretching material. In the backrest device of a chair where a bag like stretching material (12) knitted or woven in the shape of mesh and opening downward is stretched across a back frame (11) formed by coupling the upper ends of right and left side frames (14a) directing the vertical direction by an upper frame (14b) directing the right and left direction, and coupling the lower ends of both the side frames (14a) by a lower frame (14c) which can be fixed to a backrest supporting rod (8) erected from the upper rear of the seat body of the chair, upper portion of the stretching material (12) is made air permeable, and at least a part at the lower portion of the stretching material (12) covering the lower frame (14c) is made non-translucent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Okamura Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tsukiji, Eisuke Hara
  • Patent number: 8205281
    Abstract: The present invention provides removable bed, mattress, and seat wraps with integrated storage compartments. Advantageously, these removable bed, mattress, and seat wraps allow a user to place pockets and other storage compartments of and in a wide variety of configurations where they are desired with respect to a bed, mattress, seat, or the like, and remove these pockets and other storage compartments quickly and easily when desired. For example, the removable bed, mattress, and seat wraps of the present invention may be used in conjunction with the headboard of a bed, a mattress, a box spring, a home seat, a vehicle seat, a boat seat, or virtually any other suitable structure, stationary or mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventors: Scott T. Swierski, Dawn M. Swierski
  • Publication number: 20120131740
    Abstract: A device for resurfacing seats including a reusable seat cover adapted to be utilized multiple times and adapted to be sanitary. A device for resurfacing toilet seats including a seat cover and means for attaching the seat cover to the seat. A method for resurfacing seats including attaching a seat cover to a seat, where the seat cover can be utilized multiple times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Michael Rone
  • Publication number: 20120005928
    Abstract: A seat cover for a seat having a back rest and a bottom rest such as a standard seat at a sporting stadium, the seat cover being adapted to slip over the seat to protect a spectator when sitting on a wet or dirty seat and or to display a particular logo. The cover includes a body of sheet material having a front panel adapted to cover the front of the seat and a rear panel adapted to cover the rear of the seat, the front panel and the rear panel being joined so as to form a mouth which is adapted to slip over the back rest of the seat and around the bottom rest of the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Glen ELLA
  • Patent number: 8079640
    Abstract: The present invention provides a seat cover for a vehicle which is configured such that when a side airbag is initially deployed, an airbag can be smoothly guided in a lateral direction. The seat cover includes a front sheet, a rear sheet and a side sheet. A reinforcing fabric is provided on an inner surface of the front sheet. The side sheet is sewn at a first edge thereof to the front sheet and sewn at a second edge thereof to the rear sheet. A reinforcing liner is adhered or welded to an inner surface of the side sheet. The reinforcing fabric is less extensible or stretchable than the reinforcing liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Ho Kim, Ki Jin Kwon, Jong Kweon Pyun, Jae Young Kim
  • Patent number: 7997646
    Abstract: A removable headrest cover for a seat is described having improved features for securing and attaching the cover to a headrest. The improved features include integrated elastic elements that serve to secure the cover to a headrest, eliminating the need for engaging receptacles on the seat. The positioning and placement of attachment points for the elastic provide versatility to the headrest cover that allows it to be used with many different seat configurations. Methods for efficiently manufacturing and packaging the cover are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Raul Resendez
  • Patent number: 7959227
    Abstract: A knit form-fit cover for a recliner chair having a base, a backrest, a seat, a pair of armrests and a footrest. The cover includes panels for covering the backrest, left and right armrests, the seat and the footrest. A seat panel includes a fastener having ends attached to lateral edges of the seat panel for positioning near a front edge of the seat of the recliner chair, which may be engaged to resistively fix a portion of the seat panel at the front edge of the seat. The seat panel is formed from an elasticized yarn material, and has pleated corners at lateral ends of a front edge of the seat panel for further securing the seat panel to the footrest. The seat panel also preferably has loops affixed to rear corners of the seat panel for securing a rear portion of the seat panel to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Sure Fit Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda Kay Miller
  • Publication number: 20110074192
    Abstract: A multiple-chair cover having a front side, a back side a right edge and a left edge with an open interior area positioned therebetween. At least one divider is positioned within the open interior which separates the open interior into separate compartments. At least one pad is positioned within the open interior. This provides a multiple-chair cover which prevents chairs from rattling against one another while in transit while also maintaining the alignment and position of multiple chairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Kent L. BROWN
  • Patent number: 7857384
    Abstract: A slipcover for a piece of furniture including a base, a back, first and second arms, and a seat portion. The slipcover has back pleats located at the respective back corners and having pleated seams and elastic, which runs through the pleated seams and travels across the back pleats for allowing the slipcover to expand over the largest perimeter of the furniture and then relax to fit the base of the furniture as the slipcover is placed on the furniture. First and second arm fronts cover respective top front portions of the first and second arms. A wrap skirt covers respective bottom portions of the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Sure Fit Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda Kay Miller
  • Patent number: 7841658
    Abstract: An airline chair cover system includes an airline chair that includes a seat portion and a backrest attached to and extending upwardly from the seat portion. A flexible panel is removably positioned on top of the chair to cover the seat portion and the backrest. The panel includes an upper edge, a lower edge and a pair of lateral edges. A peripheral wall is attached to and is coextensive with each of the upper edge, the lower edge and the pair of lateral edges. The peripheral wall has a perimeter edge positioned distal to the panel. The peripheral wall is removably positioned on a top edge of the backrest, a front edge of the portion and lateral sides of the backrest and the seat portion. The panel covers an upper surface of the backrest and the seat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Karen R. Marble
  • Patent number: 7780232
    Abstract: A multi-piece slipcover for a piece of furniture having a base including a back, a seat, and a pair of armrests, and one or more seat cushions and back cushions that are unattached to the base. A base cover of the multi-piece slipcover includes one or more panels for covering the back, the left and right armrests, and at least a portion of the seat of the base. One or more seat cushion covers and one or more back cushions covers cover the one or more seat cushions and back cushions, respectively. At least one of the one or more back cushion covers has trapezoidally-shaped front and rear surfaces, and is made from a fabric having a stretch in length which behaves dynamically with respect to a stretch in width. A minimum stretch in fabric width is 60%, while a minimum stretch in fabric length is 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Sure Fit Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda Kay Miller
  • Patent number: 7695066
    Abstract: A single-use disposable sanitary cover temporarily houses a portion of a seat and mitigates virus and germ contact on a person's body. The disposable sanitary cover includes a flexible elongated sleeve having an outer shell, an interior cavity and an elongated slit forming a rim equipped with a stabilizing means integrally associated therewith. The stabilizing means is preferably an elastic band or segment that engages with the rear of the back support and seat areas of the chair to secure the elongated sleeve in place. The seat area and/or back support area of the chair is received through the elongated slit and is housed within the elongated sleeve in order to mitigate contact between the chair surface and a person's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: Renee D. Guercia, Suzette A. Guercia
  • Patent number: 7665804
    Abstract: A Federal Aviation Administration approved removable, reusable seat headrest apparatus for use as a display device on the seat headrest of a plane. The headrest apparatus includes a frame assembly and an advertising display. The frame assembly includes a first material portion, a second material portion and a median portion connected therebetween. The second material portion has a viewing window for accepting a viewing pocket or an interchangeable display. The interchangeable display includes a frame, molding and transparent insert. The viewing window receives and displays interchangeable advertising material therein, while allowing travelers to selectively review and retain the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Vernon Michael Jeffrey
  • Patent number: 7618092
    Abstract: A seat covering structure for covering a seat having a covering member may include a detachable seat cover. The detachable seat cover includes a seat cover body that is shaped to cover an outer surface of the seat, and at least one elastic band that is attached to a rear surface of the seat cover body. The at least one elastic band is arranged and constructed to be stretched so as to follow the outer surface of the seat when the seat cover body is applied to the seat. The seat cover body is arranged and constructed to follow the outer surface of the seat with the at least one elastic band when the at least one elastic band is stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Yasuda, Kunio Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 7614689
    Abstract: A seat integrated tether system for use in a vehicle for the secure placement of an article on a vehicle seat. One or more retractable or extendable tethers are adapted for attachment to the side of the vehicle seat. By use of the system with the front passenger seat of a vehicle the driver may have ready access to the contents of the retained article, which may be an item storage article such as an open top bag, case or storage net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Hugh Fowler, Kelly Michael Kohlstrand, Heidi Ann Dibble, Bari William Brown
  • Patent number: 7607731
    Abstract: A trim close out panel for a vehicle seat having a seat cover. The seat cover has an opening that is covered by the close out panel. The close out panel is formed of a stretchable fabric. The stretchable fabric is attached to opening in the seat cover. An external side impact air bag is assembled to a receptacle in the seat over the close out panel. The close out panel applies a tensioning force to the seat cover around the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Tracht
  • Patent number: 7607732
    Abstract: A one-piece upholstery cover that covers all the visible surfaces of a typical seat such as seatback cushion, seat pan cushion, seat pan extension cushion, leg rest cushion, and leg rest extension cushion. A seat covering system is also disclosed. The seat covering system includes a single elongated piece of upholstery having a first end and a second end and a loop portion intermediate the first and second ends. A first attachment portion is adjacent to the first end of the upholstery, and at least one spring mechanism attached to the second end. A first and second pivot member are attached to opposite sides of a seat back of a reclining chair. These first and second pivot members are also fixed to a seat pedestal while a connecting member having a first end attached to the first pivot member and a second end attached to the second pivot member extends through the loop portion of the elongated piece of upholstery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Beroth, Sean Hames, Catalin Bunea, Daniel I. Udriste
  • Publication number: 20090140563
    Abstract: A disposable automobile seat cover having a cover portion to enclose a portion of an automobile seat and an elastic band around the perimeter of the cover portion. The seat cover is made from a thin disposable light filtering material to provide protection from fading and may be padded to provide for the comfort of the user. The seat cover may be dispensed from a dispenser box, such as an accordion-fold dispenser box. To use, the seat cover is placed on an automobile seat and stretched thereover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Gibson T. Placide
  • Publication number: 20090121530
    Abstract: A seat covering structure for covering a seat having a covering member may include a detachable seat cover. The detachable seat cover includes a seat cover body that is shaped to cover an outer surface of the seat, and at least one elastic band that is attached to a rear surface of the seat cover body. The at least one elastic band is arranged and constructed to be stretched so as to follow the outer surface of the seat when the seat cover body is applied to the seat. The seat cover body is arranged and constructed to follow the outer surface of the seat with the at least one elastic band when the at least one elastic band is stretched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo YASUDA, Kunio NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 7472953
    Abstract: A protector having a body member positioned over designated portions of a vehicle seat and secured and retained in place by a retaining member. The retaining member can consist of two tie straps. Alternatively, a strap is attached at one end to the body member and removably attached at its other end by a snap assembly, a button/buttonhole assembly or a hook and loop fastening assembly. In another embodiment a hood defining a pocket is attached to one end of the body member to receive a headrest member of the vehicle seat. In a further embodiment, one or more holes can be provided in the body member for disposal around the headrest or post(s) of the headrest member. The body member hangs down from the headrest over a desired portion of the vehicle seat and can be quickly and easily attached/detached and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: David Lalji
  • Patent number: 7472954
    Abstract: A slipcover for a piece of furniture including a base, a back, first and second arms, and a seat portion. The slipcover has back pleats located at the respective back corners and having pleated seams and elastic, which runs through the pleated seams and travels across the back pleats for allowing the slipcover to expand over the largest perimeter of the furniture and then relax to fit the base of the furniture as the slipcover is placed on the furniture. First and second arm fronts cover respective top front portions of the first and second arms. A wrap skirt covers respective bottom portions of the first and second arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Sure Fit Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda Kay Miller
  • Publication number: 20080315641
    Abstract: A multi-piece slipcover for a piece of furniture having a base including a back, a seat, and a pair of armrests, and one or more seat cushions and back cushions that are unattached to the base. A base cover of the multi-piece slipcover includes one or more panels for covering the back, the left and right armrests, and at least a portion of the seat of the base. One or more seat cushion covers and one or more back cushions covers cover the one or more seat cushions and back cushions, respectively. At least one of the one or more back cushion covers has trapezoidally-shaped front and rear surfaces, and is made from a fabric having a stretch in length which behaves dynamically with respect to a stretch in width. A minimum stretch in fabric width is 60%, while a minimum stretch in fabric length is 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Sure Fit Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda Kay Miller
  • Publication number: 20080315642
    Abstract: A knit form-fit cover for a recliner chair having a base, a backrest, a seat, a pair of armrests and a footrest. The cover includes panels for covering the backrest, left and right armrests, the seat and the footrest. A seat panel includes a fastener having ends attached to lateral edges of the seat panel for positioning near a front edge of the seat of the recliner chair, which may be engaged to resistively fix a portion of the seat panel at the front edge of the seat. The seat panel is formed from an elasticized yarn material, and has pleated corners at lateral ends of a front edge of the seat panel for further securing the seat panel to the footrest. The seat panel also preferably has loops affixed to rear corners of the seat panel for securing a rear portion of the seat panel to the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Sure Fit Inc.
    Inventor: Brenda Kay Miller