Ground Mat Patents (Class 5/417)
  • Patent number: 9669253
    Abstract: A yoga mat comprising a folding hinge, said yoga mat designed to be folded and then rolled up while it is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Heather Fleming, Mark Fleming
  • Patent number: 9609956
    Abstract: An air cushion includes a cushion body and an air nozzle. The cushion body includes an upper surface layer, a lower surface layer, an upper plastic film layer, a lower plastic film layer, a plurality of pull straps, and a warming layer. Each of the pull straps has an upper end provided with a first connecting portion and a lower end provided with a second connecting portion. The first connecting portion and the second connecting portion of each of the pull straps are provided with a plurality of bonding portions. The warming layer is located between the upper surface layer and the first connecting portion of each of the pull straps and is provided with a plurality of through holes aligning with the bonding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Feng Yi Outdoor Leisure Equipment Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ping-Ting Lin
  • Patent number: 9259108
    Abstract: A ground covering comprised of a flexible material having at least one sleeve attached to the perimeter. A removable frame is placed within the sleeve and is comprised of a pole and a foam material covering at least a portion of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Snep
  • Patent number: 9211437
    Abstract: A novel yoga and exercise mat is provided, which has a plurality of attachable markers that can be securely affixed to the mat. Particularly the plurality of attachable markers are provided in an array of different shapes, styles and colors, wherein the colors easily contrast with the color of the mat, which further serves a major function of aiding those individuals who are visually impaired. The plurality of markers may also be personalized, whereby the exercising individual can print his/her own messages as a way of motivation with the ultimate end-goal of achieving enhanced exercise results by being able to establish proper alignment, correct form and posture on the mat during the performance of yoga, exercise, or any other physical activity, while at the same time greatly minimizing the risk of acquiring an injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Taino Soba
  • Patent number: 9079521
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a protective cover for a child or other occupant in a carrying device. The protective cover is light, easy to use, and has adjustable straps, a storage compartment, handle access, lightweight fabric weights, and a window for providing access to the occupant, while simultaneously providing viewing ability to the outside environment for the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Elizabeth Irene Bowe
  • Publication number: 20150143632
    Abstract: A multi-function mat described herein is constructed of fabric and fasteners that can be contained in an integrated set pocket, which converts to a pouch for transporting. The mat may consist of water-repellant thin and flexible material. The mat is an indoor and outdoor portable and foldable mat, layer, blanket, or cover for sitting at picnics, sporting events, beach, travel, other recreational activities. When contained, the mat may be compact enough to fit into an adult hand and easily transported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Candice Obrentz
  • Publication number: 20150143635
    Abstract: A portable sleeping assembly includes a mat member having a top and a bottom and four sides. The sleeping assembly also includes a blanket secured to the mat member along two adjacent sides of the mat member, a pillow pocket secured to the top of the mat member, and a pair of spaced storing straps secured to the bottom of the mat member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Elyse Clark, Kelley Ann Foley
  • Publication number: 20150143631
    Abstract: A yoga mat comprising a folding hinge, said yoga mat designed to be folded in the middle and then rolled up in such a way that the edges of the mat line up when it is folded and then rolled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Heather Fleming, Mark Fleming
  • Publication number: 20150113731
    Abstract: A floor-stretching exercise mat with movement guiding function and a movement guiding method is designed to reduce sports injury and provided with: a guiding mat, a control unit and a transparent buffering mat. The guiding mat includes a guiding board and a plurality of light generating elements disposed on the guiding board and at least one guiding portion capable of continuously displaying predetermined shapes in different positions, the light generating elements constitute the guiding portion. The control unit is electrically connected to the guiding mat to control the shapes and positions of the guiding portions, and the transparent buffering mat is placed on the guiding mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Hong-Mao LIU
  • Publication number: 20150113730
    Abstract: A foldable mat is provided. The foldable mat may move from a usable First Position A to a condensed Second Position B. The foldable mat has a plurality of grommets. The grommets are located along the four corners of the mat. The front and the back of the mat have a plurality of protrusions which extend outward and cover substantially the entire top and bottom surface of the mat. A first crease lacking the protrusions extends along the center of the mat parallel to the side of the foldable mat and a second crease lacking the protrusion extends along the center of the mat substantially perpendicular with respect to the first crease. The mat may be folded into a Second Position B and a fastener may secure the foldable mat in the Second Position B by securing the grommets together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Aarron Wentland
  • Patent number: 9015881
    Abstract: An inventive mats system is provided in which a towel can be removed and changed when desired. The mat system can manipulated into a rolled configuration. When rolled, a logo on the bottom of the base mat is visible. At least one elastic strap is used to keep the mat in the rolled configuration for easy toting and storage. The system includes a holding mechanism that allows the towel to be secured to the mat mechanically. The towel has a skidless surface on top to allow a user not to slid off the towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Margaret Kress
  • Publication number: 20150107022
    Abstract: A meditation surface configured in such a way to facilitate electrically grounded meditation and method of using same for the purpose of restoring harmony and electrical balance of the individual with the earth during meditation, removing electromagnetic field induced body voltage, re-establishing electric contact with the earth, emulating an aspect of ancient teachings of being grounded during meditation activities, while still preserving comfort, cleanliness and shielding from the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Phoenix Chemical Corp.
    Inventor: Ali Ahmed Alyazdi
  • Publication number: 20150110896
    Abstract: Gelatinous materials combined with the Colloidal Silver additive to formulate an antimicrobial product having cushioning properties. Embodiments of the present invention can include gelatinous materials selected from a group consisting of thermosetting polymer, Styrene-Ethylene-Butadiene-Styrene polymer (SEBS), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), and Polyurethane (PU) gelatin with and without a raised geometry on an outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: ECO PRODUCT GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Thomas P. Davis
  • Patent number: 9010349
    Abstract: A bouldering mat/tent combination includes a mat having a first mat member and a second mat member hingedly connected to the first mat member along a transverse seam so that the mat is convertible between an open mat position and a closed mat position. A first storage pouch is attached to or defined by the mat. A tent membrane member is disposable within the first storage pouch. The tent membrane can be releasably connected to the mat with one or more releasable fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Heacock
  • Publication number: 20150101123
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, an exercise mat has a top surface and bottom surface, a wider zone in the front and middle portions, and a narrower zone in the back portion, wherein the sides of the mat are curved from front to back. A center line marked on the top surface of the mat extends from the front edge of the mat to the back edge of the mat, and a center design marked on the top surface of the mat may be centered on a point that is less than 33% of the distance from the front edge of the mat to the back edge of the mat. The outline of the mat may be similar to the outline of a surfboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: David Robo
  • Patent number: 8997278
    Abstract: The present invention features a beach towel anchor system for securing a beach towel on a ground surface. The system features a rectangular beach towel and a plurality of towel anchors. The towel anchor features a pivoting clamp having a top clamping interface and a bottom clamping interface. The towel anchor features a first pivoting lever and a flexible pullstrap located on a clamp top lever. The towel anchor features a second pivoting lever located on a clamp bottom lever. The towel anchor features a removable ground projection centrally located on the clamp bottom lever. The removable ground projection is inserted into the ground surface. The pivoting clamp is pivoted into a first open position. The beach towel is inserted into the pivoting clamp. The pivoting clamp is released and clamped on the beach towel in a second closed position via a spring bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Rick Vanvliet
  • Publication number: 20150059091
    Abstract: A self-storing beach blanket is formed of flexible material and has an outer surface and an inner surface. A retaining sleeve is centrally located upon the outer surface and forms a continuous loop with an opening at either of an inner edge or an outer edge. A drawstring is is formed as a loop and located within the sleeve. A portion of the drawstring extends outwardly from the opening. A central aperture is sized and shaped to permit introduction of a beach umbrella shaft. A drawstring locking mechanism has a sliding mode and a locking mode and is sized and shaped to prevent entry of the mechanism into the opening in the retaining sleeve. The drawstring is pulled through the mechanism when the mechanism is in the sliding mode and prevented from entering the opening when in the locking mode, thereby controlling a length of the drawstring within the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Sophia S.H. Jung
  • Patent number: 8966681
    Abstract: A mat (10) comprises an origin (54) that is positioned along one of a first axis (12F) and a second axis (12S); a first indicia that is positioned symmetrically relative to the origin (54); and a second indicia that is positioned symmetrically relative to only one of the axes. The first indicia can include a plurality of longitudinal lines (28) that are substantially parallel to one another. The plurality of longitudinal lines (28) can include (i) a longitudinal centerline (32), (ii) a pair of first longitudinal lines (34) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32), (iii) a pair of second longitudinal lines (36) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32), and (iv) a pair of third longitudinal lines (38) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Linda L. Burch
  • Patent number: 8968048
    Abstract: An infant activity device comprising two or more arches configured for creating an activity space therebelow defined by a location of articulation of the arches, and further comprising an arch configuration member configured for displacement between different articulation configurations of the arches by sliding with respect to at least one arch and further configured for retaining the arches at any desired articulation configuration to thereby alter the activity space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tiny Love Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoshana Oren, Fredrik Aboukrat, Giora Shachal
  • Patent number: 8959679
    Abstract: A beach blanket assembly facilitates comfortable relaxation while also providing secure storage of items. The assembly includes a sheet having a first face, a second face, and a perimeter edge extending around the first face and the second face. A pillow is coupled to the sheet and extends from the first face. A first pocket is coupled to the first face. An aperture extends through the first pocket wherein the first pocket is configured for holding a device therein. A wire may extend from the device through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Katie Everds, Robert P. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20150040315
    Abstract: A flexible vibrating mat for soothing a child includes a plurality of electric vibratory motors and a plurality of cylindrical motor casings. Each motor casing is associated with a single electric vibratory motor and is generally the same size as the associated electric vibratory motor. The mat additionally includes a controller. The controller is configured to selectively electrically couple the plurality of electric vibratory motors to an electric power supply. The mat further includes a flexible core coupled with the plurality of motor casings and a water-resistant cover covering the core, the plurality of motor casings, and the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Melissa G. GERSIN
  • Patent number: 8950023
    Abstract: A multipurpose blanket system includes blanket material and a first pair of fasteners configured to fasten to one another. The blanket may be constructed using sun protective, breathable material. A first fastener of the first pair is positioned along a first direction relative to a second fastener of the first pair. A second pair of fasteners may be configured to fasten to one another. A third fastener of the second pair is positioned along a second direction relative to a fourth fastener of the second pair. The first direction may form an acute angle with respect to the second direction. A third pair of fasteners may be configured to fasten to one another. A fifth fastener of the third pair is positioned along a third direction relative to a sixth fastener of the third pair, and the third direction may be substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Seth Jacobsen, Julia Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20150020310
    Abstract: A windproof beach blanket provides built-in weights at the corners and in the centers of the long edge seams. The weights are secured in pockets in the edges and corners of the blanket 10 using hook-and-loop fastener strips 13, so that they may be removed when the blanket 10 is laundered. The invention may be applied to blankets, beach towels, or any other fabric item which must lay flat and be secured against the wind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Guillaume
  • Publication number: 20150013066
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward an improved yoga mat for use on uneven surfaces and outdoors. The invention is a yoga mat comprising a top layer of pliable material, a bottom layer of pliable material, and a plurality of rigid slats positioned between the top layer of pliable material and the bottom layer of pliable material. The rigid slats are composed of bamboo and the pliable material is thermoplastic elastomer. In another embodiment of the invention, a plurality of rigid slats are positioned along the width of the yoga mat and a plurality of rigid slats are positioned along the length of the yoga mat. In another embodiment of the invention the yoga mat comprises a plurality of rigid slats encased in a continuous pliable surface material. The rigid slats prevent the yoga mat from slipping when used outdoors or on an uneven surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Blaire Foubister, James Foubister
  • Publication number: 20150013065
    Abstract: A multipurpose wind resistant beach towel that has trapezoid shaped open-ended pockets attached to the bottom surface of the towel to form sand traps that anchor said towel to the sand and prevent the wind from displacing the towel. Open-ended pockets are used for ease of filling and removal of sand. Additionally the present invention allows for the removal of unwanted sand and debris from the surface of the said towel without removing it from the anchored position. Optionally the present invention may be used as a lounge chair cover by anchoring the towel to the head and foot of the lounge chair by use of sand traps. Lastly, the present invention functions as an easy to carry and or hang towel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Kameron Lee Ketcham
  • Patent number: 8914927
    Abstract: A pillow and play mat assembly comprising an infant support pillow with an attached activity or play mat. The pillow includes a bolster surrounding a recessed central well. The mat includes a padded panel with a flexible bumper. The bumper is repositionable so that it can extend from the panel upwardly or downwardly. In the fully deployed or play mode, the play mat extends sidewardly from the support pillow and the bumper extends upwardly to enclose the play area defined by the mat. In the stowed or carrying mode, the play mat is folded under the support pillow and the bumper is inverted to at least partially enclose the side of the pillow. In an intermediate position, the play mat is folded under the pillow and the bumper extends downwardly to slightly elevate the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Publication number: 20140345052
    Abstract: A body-protection board with lighting functionality includes a board body that has a recessed portion and a cavity. A control set is deposited in the cavity and connected to a power source and has a switch. A fighting apparatus is deposited in the recessed portion of the body-protection board. The lighting apparatus has a thickness smaller than or equal to a depth of the recessed portion, so that the lighting apparatus is received in the recessed portion without bulging out from a top surface of the board body of the body-protection board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: HIEVER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tony HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140338126
    Abstract: The invention disclosed provides an improved sun towel with added features to be used by beachgoers, picnickers, and the like. The topside comprised of soft pile terrycloth to provide comfort and absorbance, and the backside comprised of a polyurethane film backing to repel moisture from underneath. The sun towel is round in shape, and comes equipped with built-in pockets sewn in between the top-side of towel and backing; fit to encapsulate removable waterproof storage pouches. Built-in grommets allow the towel to be secured into the ground with plastic spikes. The towel can be rolled and folded to fit into any carry-all.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Nicholas Russo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140262624
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device that is comprised of a flexible material and a roll mechanism associated with the flexible material. A bistable resilient member maintains the flexible material flat due to a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member in a first stable state, and maintains the flexible material to a rolled-up, bundled closed position after the tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is fully released (the second stable state). Further, the bistable resilient member compels the flexible material to a self-roll-up motion (during a transition state) while a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ARHO Innovations
    Inventor: Aaron Thornton
  • Publication number: 20140259398
    Abstract: A mat, such as an exercise, sleep, or floor mat comprising at least one electrically conductive member that traverses the mat, forming an electrically conductive connection between the upper and lower surfaces of the mat. This conductive connection allows a user to be electrically grounded when using the mat on a grounded surface. Further provided is a conductive mat cover that can be used with an existing mat to provide grounding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Reid Kendall
  • Publication number: 20140237718
    Abstract: A mat (10) comprises an origin (54) that is positioned along one of a first axis (12F) and a second axis (12S); a first indicia that is positioned symmetrically relative to the origin (54); and a second indicia that is positioned symmetrically relative to only one of the axes. The first indicia can include a plurality of longitudinal lines (28) that are substantially parallel to one another. The plurality of longitudinal lines (28) can include (i) a longitudinal centerline (32), (ii) a pair of first longitudinal lines (34) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32), (iii) a pair of second longitudinal lines (36) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32), and (iv) a pair of third longitudinal lines (38) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Linda L. Burch
  • Patent number: 8769742
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device that is comprised of a flexible material and a roll mechanism associated with the flexible material. A bistable resilient member maintains the flexible material flat due to a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member in a first stable state, and maintains the flexible material to a rolled-up, bundled closed position after the tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is fully released (the second stable state). Further, the bistable resilient member compels the flexible material to a self-roll-up motion (during a transition state) while a tension force within the body of the bistable resilient member is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: ARHO Innovations
    Inventor: Aaron Thornton
  • Patent number: 8769741
    Abstract: A cover for a sleeping assembly with a mattress portion (1) comprising a sheet material envelope having an opening into a first cavity which is capable of substantially enclosing a mattress (4) and a duvet portion (2) comprising a sheet material envelope having an opening into a second cavity which is capable of substantially enclosing a duvet (11) wherein the duvet portion (2) is attached along at least one edge to the mattress portion (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Raskelf Limited
    Inventors: Alan John Colleran, Elizabeth Rose Colleran
  • Patent number: 8763182
    Abstract: A diaper changing system utilizes a diaper holder member on which a diaper is to be positioned. Flaps extend outward from the holder member and are foldable over the diaper to maintain it in position on the holder member. The system also includes a unique baby supporting pad configured to be placed on the user's lap. The supporting pad can be utilized to maintain a diaper or in combination with the holder member supporting the diaper. A strap circumscribes the leg of the user to maintain the holder member and supporting pad on the user's leg. Once the supporting pad and/or the holding member, with diaper attached, is secured on the user's leg, the baby is placed on the diaper. The diaper is then wrapped around the baby and secured. The baby is removed from the system's components, which are then folded and compacted for storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Amanda N. Schambon
  • Patent number: 8759235
    Abstract: A new orthopedic prayer mat proposed, whereas the new orthopedic prayer mat has a multiple layered structure. The top layer is made from microfiber which is antimicrobial, anti-molding, water-resistant, anti-dust and heat-resistant. The bottom layer is an anti-slip layer to prevent the user from physical injury in any situation while using the mat, and a soft polyurethane layer and an anti-fatigue layer or a hard polyurethane layer are arranged between the top microfiber layer and the bottom anti-slip layer in order to absorb pressure pressure and providing support, and the soft and hard polyurethane layer are combined at an angle to adjust the ratio of the weight-absorption and bearing to form the orthopedic prayer mat. Further the angle between the layers is tailored for users according to user's weight, height, body structure type and healthy conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Nader Sabry
  • Patent number: 8740457
    Abstract: A paint tray bag is provided. The paint tray bag comprises a bag comprising dimensions for containing a paint tray, and optionally painting tools, therein. The paint tray bag further comprises a sealing apparatus for releasably sealing the bag, the sealing apparatus around at least portion of a perimeter of the bag such that the bag comprises a closed position for containing the paint tray therein when the sealing apparatus is closed and an open position when the sealing apparatus is open, the bag enabled to lay flat in the open position to act as a drop sheet for the paint tray. The paint tray bag further comprises an extended drop sheet which unfolds from the bag to provide an extended area for the drop sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kovrd Products Inc.
    Inventors: Vance MacDonald, Benjamin Leonard
  • Patent number: 8732880
    Abstract: A diaper changing station assembly includes a mat that has a top side, a bottom side and a peripheral edge. The peripheral edge includes a front side, a back side, a first lateral side and a second lateral side. A top pad is attached to and covers a portion of the top side. A bottom pad has a top surface, a bottom surface and a peripheral edge. The bottom surface is attached to and covers a portion of the bottom side. A portion of the bottom pad is unattached to the mat adjacent to the peripheral edge to define a bag pocket extending between the mat and the bottom pad. The bag is removable from the pocket after the soiled diaper is changed to receive the mat. The bag is configured to receive the soiled diaper for disposal of the mat and the soiled diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Chante L. Carrothers-Smith
  • Patent number: 8689371
    Abstract: A hygienic bench towel for covering an exercise bench before a user sits on the bench to protect the user from sweat, germs and contamination left by a previous user. The bench towel has a semi rigid handle which enables a user to move the towel form one bench to another without touching the contaminated side of the towel. Another advantage provided by the handle is that the user always knows which side of the towel should be placed against the workout bench The towel is provided with spaced apart tabs at that end of the towel which is draped over the back of the bench to allow the towel to conform to framework which may be present at the center of the back of the bench. The handle is located on the towel so that the tabs don't become contaminated when the towel is moved using the handle. When the user is finished with the towel, the user folds the towel using the uncontaminated tabs and places the towel in a bag for transport to laundry services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Wintrell Pittman
  • Patent number: 8671485
    Abstract: An infant apparatus includes a top panel and a bottom panel having securing means that form an aperture between the top panel and the bottom panel. A longitudinally extending wall connects the top panel and the bottom panel forming at least a first leg holding section and a second leg holding section. The bottom panel further includes a sleeping surface securing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Derek Smallman, Susan Smallman
  • Publication number: 20140068858
    Abstract: Embodiments of an assembly, including an exercise mat and an absorbent fabric layer, such as a towel, are generally described herein. In one example, an exercise mat is configured for temporary coupling to a towel using corresponding mating components including dual-purpose snap fastener portions respectively affixed to a top surface of the exercise mat and a bottom surface of the towel. The snap fastener portions can be positioned at the corners or sides of the exercise mat and the towel to provide secure usage of the assembly during exercise activity. The exercise mat can include an additional set of mating components including snap fastener portions located on a bottom surface. The additional set of snap fastener portions can be configured to mate with one or more of the snap fastener portions affixed to the top surface of the exercise mat when the exercise mat is oriented into a rolled-up, folded or other compact configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: David Wambeke
  • Publication number: 20140059763
    Abstract: A beach blanket for use on the sand that resists being blown around by the wind. It comprises a main panel of fabric that the user can lay upon. On the bottom side of the main panel is a plurality of scoops that can be anchored by digging into the sand prior to use. Scoops are anchored at opposing points so that tension is applied to the main panel. If sand is blown onto the top of the main panel a point on the top of the main panel may be plucked thereby ejecting the sand off of the side of the main panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Lindsey Paulat
  • Publication number: 20140026319
    Abstract: An exercise sheet for exercising may include a flexible first sheet and a flexible second sheet connected to the flexible first sheet. The flexible first sheet may be formed from Lycra and the flexible second sheet may be formed from neoprene. The flexible second sheet may include a laminated surface. The first flexible sheet may include a retaining cord. The retaining cord may include a cord stop to adjust the length of the retaining cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Joshua Lott
  • Publication number: 20140007345
    Abstract: Various implementations of this disclosure provide apparatuses and methods for assisting users to align and place limbs to perform various yoga positions. Apparatuses and method disclosed herein comprise a towel or mat having markings (e.g., lines, dots, circles, or any other indication) to help a user align and place the user's limbs. Some of the markings can be used to measure distances as some of the markings are a predetermine distance apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ali Hasta
  • Patent number: 8622205
    Abstract: A portable hand drying device incorporates a case foldable to form a vertex having an interior surface and a zipper closure for a peripheral edge. A multilayer liner having an outer permeable layer and an inner absorbing layer is attached to the interior surface of the case with hook and loop fastener and a towel, foldable to be encased within the case, is attached to the liner at the vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Alec Ramsey
  • Patent number: 8616932
    Abstract: A collapsible umbrella gym for an infant or toddler which is highly portable, and combines the desirable attributes of an activity arch and support mat such as an activity mat. The gym comprises a frame assembly which is selectively movable between collapsed and uncollapsed states. When in its fully deployed, uncollapsed state, the frame assembly assumes a configuration which provides the functional attributes of an activity gym or activity arch, with multiple toys or mobiles being suspended from the frame assembly at locations which are easily accessible to an infant or toddler lying underneath the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Infantino, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Ellen Gelfond, Maureen Anne O'Connor, Eric Christopher Sugalski
  • Patent number: 8607381
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an improved yoga or exercise mat shape that allows instructors and students to see each other in all yoga poses without re-positioning mats. The mat shape also ensures that the participants maintain all body parts on the mat during all poses. The mat is further provided as a one-piece configuration to allow an easy and hassle-free set up and use experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Catherine A. Woods, Robert F. Woods
  • Publication number: 20130326810
    Abstract: A multi-purpose blanket including substantially rectangular first and second waterproof portions each having a first and second side, substantially rectangular first and second insulated portions, generally rectangular first and second insulated portions, first and second detachable attachment means connected to the first side of the first waterproof portion and extending substantially along the length of the first waterproof portion at opposing edges of the first waterproof portion, third and fourth detachable attachment means connected to the second side of the second waterproof portion and extending substantially along the length of the second waterproof portion at opposing edges of the second waterproof portion, and a substantially rectangular bottom waterproof portion interconnecting the first and second waterproof portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: BLOCKIT BLANKET LLC
    Inventor: Mark Edward Davidson
  • Patent number: 8578526
    Abstract: A modular lounge mat including a pair of cushions attached to each other with a section of mesh, further includes a carrying case, a removable cover, and a headrest. The mesh allows the first cushion to be folded against the second cushion, thereby allowing the folded pair of cushions to be transported within the carrying case. The headrest includes a pair of speakers, audio wiring, and a means of connecting the speakers to an outside audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Danielle M. Rosso
  • Publication number: 20130276230
    Abstract: An inventive mats system is provided in which a towel can be removed and changed when desired. The mat system can manipulated into a rolled configuration. When rolled, a logo on the bottom of the base mat is visible. At least one elastic strap is used to keep the mat in the rolled configuration for easy toting and storage. The system includes a holding mechanism that allows the towel to be secured to the mat mechanically. The towel has a skidless surface on top to allow a user not to slid off the towel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Margaret KRESS
  • Publication number: 20130254988
    Abstract: This invention provides a solution to beach towels being blown away in the wind. The system contains a towel, hook-and-loop (Velcro) attachments and weighted bags containing the hook-and-loop system. Velcro strips approx. 6 inches in length attached to the towel in parallel with the long side of the towel, attached strips will be with the male hook-and-loop from the corner of the towel with a female strip positioned at the end of that strip continuing down the length of the towel to enable the towel to be folded back on itself creating a pocket to be slid onto a chair or a closed loop to be attached around the ribbed fabric of a chair or a railing/clothesline type fixture. Using the optional weighted bags (containing a female hook-and-loop strip) attached to the male portion attached to the towel will act as an anchor on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Overbey