Having Head Rest Patents (Class 5/419)
  • Patent number: 9630860
    Abstract: A waste water and hazardous chemical containment and collection system includes a substantially planar, non-porous lower layer. A lower corrugated plate layer rests upon the planar, non-porous lower layer and an upper corrugated plate layer rests upon the lower corrugated plate layer. An upper layer that has several holes for the passage of fluids rests upon the upper corrugated plate layer. The overall length and width of the lower corrugated plate layer, the upper corrugated plate layer, and the upper layer are substantially equal. Fluids enter the system through the holes and some oils from the fluids collect within netting of the lower corrugated plate layer and the upper corrugated plate layer for later collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Albert DeChard
  • Patent number: 9402454
    Abstract: A fluid application device for applying a fluid to a surface and removing the same as necessary. The device may generally comprise a fluid applicator and a textile base member for sanitizing gym equipment, wiping windows, applying sunscreen, and the like. The fluid applicator may comprise a spray applicator, a permeable bladder, and the like. The textile base member may include but is not limited to a hand towel, a wristband, and any other known textile configurations. In one embodiment, the present invention may be used by gym patrons to sanitized gym equipment before and/or after use. The present invention may also be used to clean other surfaces including but not limited to household windows, vehicle windows, and the like. Additional embodiments of the present invention may also be used either to apply sunscreen on a user or as a fishing towel to clean hands and remove odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: James Landy
  • Patent number: 9332858
    Abstract: A towel system with an adjustable padded headrest for laying over a portable lounge chair or directly on a ground surface. A rectangular towel is disposed on a lounge chair and secured to the lounge chair via attachment fasteners inserted into a hole of a row of attachment holes. A water-resistant pillow pouch is disposed on the towel. A pillow is removeably located inside the pillow pouch. The towel may alternatively be placed directly on a ground surface and secured to the ground via stakes inserted through apertures disposed on each corner of the towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Greg Chiang, Matthew Scudder
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8510878
    Abstract: A portable, foldable yoga mat/meditation mat includes a plurality of linear indentations so that the mat can be folded into various sizes and used in various aspects. For example, when the mat is unfolded along all linear indentations (i.e., in a completely unfolded state), the mat could be used as a typical yoga mat. When the mat is folded along some but not all linear indentations, the mat could be used as a comfortable meditation or sitting mat. When the mat is folded along all linear indentations, the folded mat becomes a portable sized block which can be easily carried in either customized or non-customized carriers and conveniently stored with other regular shaped items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: OADED LLC
    Inventor: Xujia Wang
  • Patent number: 8307476
    Abstract: An apparatus for placement on the ground includes a pouch with a removable pillow that is preferably made of a memory foam type of material. A top sheet is formed of a desired flexible fabric material for comfort. The top sheet is extended to form the pouch. A preferred material for the top sheet includes a cotton cloth or cotton blend of fabric. A water resistant bottom sheet is optionally disposed or laminated under the top sheet and is used to keep the top sheet dry when the apparatus is placed on a damp surface. A plastic film or any flexible material resistant to the passage of moisture can be used as the bottom sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher Cline Weaver, Suzanne Weaver
  • Patent number: 8291531
    Abstract: A rectangular sleeping pad includes a plurality of projections on one end; a plurality of through holes each correspondingly adjacent to the projection; a plurality of tongues each correspondingly distal the through hole; and a plurality of units each having a first slot at one side of the tongue and a second slot at the other side of the tongue, whereby partially pulling out the tongues will leave a plurality of spaces, and bending one end of the sleeping pad to insert the projections into the spaces, and inserting the tongues through the through holes will temporarily form a pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Jen-Tsu Kuo
  • Patent number: 8256045
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a child sleeping system comprising a blanket, a pillow, pillow band and a carrying pouch. The blanket has a generally rectangular configuration and a length and a width. The pillow has a generally rectangular configuration filled with a non-allergenic material, and has a length and width, at least one of the pillow length and width in a predetermined dimensional relationship with at least one of the blanket length and width. The carrying pouch has a generally rectangular configuration, defines an opening at the first edge and communicates with the blanket second edge; the carrying pouch has a length and width in a predetermined dimensional relationship with at least one of the pillow length and width. The carrying pouch is adapted to receive the blanket and pillow when the pillow is folded over and the blanket side edges are folded over the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Ann Cruz
  • Publication number: 20120204349
    Abstract: A rectangular sleeping pad includes a plurality of projections on one end; a plurality of through holes each correspondingly adjacent to the projection; a plurality of tongues each correspondingly distal the through hole; and a plurality of units each having a first slot at one side of the tongue and a second slot at the other side of the tongue, whereby partially pulling out the tongues will leave a plurality of spaces, and bending one end of the sleeping pad to insert the projections into the spaces, and inserting the tongues through the through holes will temporarily form a pillow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Jen-Tsu Kuo
  • Patent number: 8122538
    Abstract: A wind-resistant, souvenir-collecting beach towel with hidden pockets has a towel portion, a compartment at one end of the towel portion, an opening accessible from the underside of the beach towel opposite the edge of the end of the towel portion where the compartment is, and a souvenir receiving portion forming a perimeter around the towel portion and having apertures where ball bungee cords and pegs are secured. The compartment has a top and a bottom layer and is attached to the underside of the towel portion and has hidden pockets. Some of the hidden pockets have openings recessed from an outside edge of the compartment such that the opening is not exposed to the environment and is not visible to passersby, and one of the hidden pockets is accessible only through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Alpha Sun & Sport - AS&S, LLC
    Inventor: Alan McBrearty
  • Publication number: 20110030140
    Abstract: A child nap kit 1 is provided having an attached pillow 9, blanket 3 and sheet 5 wherein the sheet includes a detachable waterproof liner 7. Thus, the present invention provides an all in one storable child nap kit 1 for day care, school and camps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Christina Ruiz
  • Patent number: 7857378
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a seating apparatus are set forth herein. In one embodiment, a seating apparatus includes a folding chair, bag, and blanket. The folding chair is movable between use and storage configurations. The bag has an internal area to receive the folding chair at the storage configuration. The bag has opposed ends and a length therebetween; an opening is at one end for passing the folding chair to and from the internal area. The blanket has a primary portion and at least one flap. An end of the primary portion is coupled to the bag and extends along at least a section of the bag length. The flap is sized to extend from the primary portion beyond a bag end and is not directly coupled to the bag. At least one fastener is configured to selectively couple the blanket to itself when the blanket is wrapped around the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Zachary Lee Smith
  • Patent number: 7779492
    Abstract: A self-storing combination blanket and neck roll assembly which can be draped over a person and supported on a seat back, having a flat, generally rectangular fabric panel with two sides and four side edges, a flexible neck roll centrally located and removably disposed adjacent to a portion of the fabric panel, disposed adjacent to one of the side edges and a pouch having an opening which is attached to a side edge of the fabric panel adjacent to the neck roll so that the opening of the pouch opens towards one of the sides of the fabric panel. The fabric panel and neck roll are movable between a folded stored position within the pouch and an open position disposed exteriorly of the pouch. When the assembly is in its open position, the opening of the pouch can be received over and atop of a seat back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Ingenious Designs LLC
    Inventor: Joy Mangano
  • Publication number: 20100186165
    Abstract: A foldable mattress having an integral carrying pouch into which the mattress may be folded when not in use. Preferably, the mattress is at least partly inflatable so as to be floatable, and may have a mesh central portion surrounded by an inflatable portion. An inflatable pillow or headrest that is either fixed in place or detachable may be included. The pouch itself is preferably made, at least in part, of nylon mesh material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Ralph C. Marciano
  • Patent number: 7665165
    Abstract: There is disclosed an exercise cushion (10) for at least partially supporting an individual on a substantially level support surface (8). The cushion 10 comprises a body configured to elevate a region extending from and including the head to the thoracic spine of the individual from the substantially level support surface (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Helen Pia Maganov
  • Patent number: 7665164
    Abstract: A collapsible apparatus includes a frame member being formed from a flexible twistable material, a first membrane and a second membrane, and an inflatable bladder. The second membrane is removably attachable to the first membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kelsyus, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, Tai Hoon Kim Matlin, James Ashley Waring, Ronald L. Wilson, II
  • Patent number: 7621010
    Abstract: A dental chair overlay is used for opening a patient's airway. The dental chair overlay has a body support and a head support. The body support has a superior end and dorsal and ventral surfaces. The distance between the dorsal and ventral surfaces define a thickness of the body support. The head support is attached to the superior end of the body support. The head support has dorsal and ventral surfaces. The distance between the dorsal and ventral surfaces define a thickness of the head support. The thickness of the body support is greater than the thickness of the head support, such that the airway of a patient lying on the dental chair overlay is urged open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventor: Ruda R. Eltzroth
  • Patent number: 7621005
    Abstract: A bed-like apparatus particularly for use at the beach comprising a large rectangular padded section with an integral pillow is herein disclosed. The pillow section can be rolled and secured with fasteners into a large torus-shaped roll allowing a user to lie in a prone position comfortably. The apparatus comprises a water-resistant material affixed to a lower surface and a terrycloth type material along a top surface similar in size to a beach towel, further comprising an integral pocket and a beverage holder. A carrying handle and straps are used for ease of transportation while providing a large water-resistant storage compartment along an external surface for storage of sunscreen, food, books, refreshments, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventor: Lillian Harvey
  • Patent number: 7591033
    Abstract: A compact self-storing seating comfort article is described for providing comfortable seating accommodation to individuals. The seating comfort article is particularly useful to individuals attending indoor or outdoor events, in which bleacher or ground seating is typical. The seating comfort article includes at least two coverings; a blanket and an attached seat pad that may be easily folded or rolled into an attached reversible pouch for transportation or storage without the need for or use of zippers, snaps or straps. The seat pad may be quilted, foam filled, or inflatable, and may further include a third layer extendable ground sheet storable within the seat pad or attached pouch. The seat pad and blanket may include a water resistant layer, and the article includes a carry strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Michele E. Theriault
  • Patent number: 7516500
    Abstract: A combined fabric wrap and carry bag is disclosed. The combined fabric wrap and carry bag includes a first piece of fabric and a second piece of fabric affixed to the first piece of fabric to form a first pocket. In a first configuration, the second piece of fabric inverts inside-out relative to the first piece of fabric to form with a portion of the first piece of fabric a carry bag into which a remainder of the first piece of fabric may be inserted. In a second configuration, the first piece of fabric may be spread out on a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Idea Nuova
    Inventor: Benjamin S. Akkad
  • Patent number: 7490378
    Abstract: A collapsible apparatus includes a frame member being formed from a flexible twistable material, a first membrane and a second membrane, and an inflatable bladder. The second membrane is removably attachable to the first membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Kelsyus, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, Tai Hoon Kim Matlin, James Ashley Waring, Ronald L. Wilson, II
  • Publication number: 20080216236
    Abstract: A mat that can be connected to a pillow, a sleeping bag, or other mats, and is comfortable to sleep on, sturdy, and convenient to carry around; a pillow and a sleeping bag to be connected to the mat; and bedding including the pillow, the sleeping bag, and the mat. The mat 1 includes a primary mat body 10 and a strap 30 provided on the primary mat body 10 for attaching a pillow 100 to the primary mat body 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Mont-Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isamu Tatsuno
  • Publication number: 20080216237
    Abstract: A mat that can be connected to a pillow, a sleeping bag, or other mats, and is comfortable to sleep on, sturdy, and convenient to carry around; a pillow and a sleeping bag to be connected to the mat; and bedding including the pillow, the sleeping bag, and the mat. The mat 1 includes a primary mat body 10 and a strap 30 provided on the primary mat body 10 for attaching a pillow 100 to the primary mat body 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Mont-Bell Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isamu Tatsuno
  • Patent number: 7350252
    Abstract: A portable diaper changing pad with a memory foam insert. The diaper changing pad comprises a mat with a panel having a body of memory foam as a cushion. The memory foam insert preferably comprises a raised head rest section. In one embodiment, the diaper changing pad further comprises two side section panels which may be folded over the middle panel. When the side section panels are folded over the middle panel, the diaper changing pad may be rolled and securely closed for easy storage and portability. The diaper changing pad preferably has a terry cloth cover. Other preferred embodiments include a nonskid bottom surface, a storage bag, and accessories, such as toys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Ah-Goo-Baby, LLC
    Inventors: Karin Telegadis, George Telegadis
  • Patent number: 7243384
    Abstract: A collapsible apparatus is provided that includes a frame configured to form a closed loop, the frame being moveable between a coiled configuration and an uncoiled configuration. A sleeve is configured to receive the frame and to define an opening within at least a portion of the closed loop. An attachment mechanism is coupled substantially about the periphery of the sleeve. A fabric member is removably coupled to the sleeve such that it is easily removed. A method of making mats according to an embodiment of the invention includes cutting fabric members from a first sheet of material, cutting body membranes from a second sheet of material such that the amount of excess material from the second sheet of material between adjacent body membranes is minimized, and attaching one of the body membranes to one of the fabric members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Kelsyus, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, Justin S. Werner, Alan Tipp, Ronald L. Wilson, II, Matthew Laine
  • Patent number: 7237283
    Abstract: A frameless, portable, layout hunting blind for use by a sitting or reclining hunter has a frameless floor, an enclosed foot and leg sack for the hunter's legs, a movable flap to cover the hunter's upper body, a collapsible foot sack support to keep the foot sack clear of the hunter's legs, and an air-inflatable head and shoulder rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: John A. Devries
  • Patent number: 7231677
    Abstract: A rectangular flexible fabric sheet has mounted corner holders. A horizontally oriented support is engaged with the corner holders for securing the sheet so as to enable a person to recline on the sheet. A pillow having a circular fabric outer cover is positioned at one end of the sheet. The pillow is split into two portions sharing the outer cover; each one of the portions providing a planar fabric inner panel. The inner panels share a common edge functional as a hinge enabling the two portions to assume an unfolded attitude wherein the inner panels lie abutting the sheet for supporting the neck and head of the reclining person, and a folded attitude wherein the inner panels mutually abut and thereby provide a more robust pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Brian M. Reeves
  • Patent number: 7225756
    Abstract: The invention relates to pet beds, and particularly with pet beds with a wall and a base encased in a fabric overcoat. Known pet beds have the disadvantage of needing a rimmed section to allow use by e.g., heavy dogs, and the further disadvantage that rimmed sections on walls formed from resilient materials generate high levels of waste. The object of the invention is to avoid this disadvantage, an objective met by a pet bed comprising a peripheral wall formed from a resilient material, the wall having a trapezium cross-sectional shape that diminishes in width from its upper to lower end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Eurostitch Limited
    Inventor: Malcolm Richard Greenfield
  • Patent number: 7225483
    Abstract: A combination beach bag and beach mat for storing and transporting personal items for leisure, camping, travel, vacation, swimming pool and beach going excursions includes an upper storage section having an inner storage cavity for containing a towel and a beach mat therein, and the beach mat integrally attached to the storage section and easily drawn out and unfolded from the inner storage cavity for disposition on the ground or for covering various types of chairs, and both the storage section and the beach mat having integrally attached thereto accessory pouches or pockets that can be insulated for the storage of other items such as keys, wallets, reading material, and beverage containers. The beach mat and the accessory pouches are easily folded back into the inner storage cavity of the upper storage section whereupon the upper storage section functions as a beach bag for convenient transport by draping a carrying strap attached to the upper storage section over the individual's shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Diane Remblad
  • Patent number: 7127754
    Abstract: A collapsible apparatus includes a frame member being formed from a flexible twistable material, a first membrane and a second membrane, and a cushion. The second membrane is removably attachable to the first membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Kelsyus, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Edward Le Gette, James Ashley Waring
  • Patent number: 7051386
    Abstract: A multi-position sleeping structure includes a sheet material envelope defining a cavity with an opening. An inflatable mattress is received and substantially enclosed within the cavity of the sheet material envelope. A cover portion which, in conjunction with a top surface of the envelope, defines a sleeping area in which a person can lie and be supported by the mattress. The mattress has a plurality of transversely extending hinges that separate the mattress into a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The hinges allow the mattress to be moved between at least a substantially horizontal sleeping position and a seating position. The sheet material envelope has a retaining pouch to retain the mattress in the seating position. The retaining pouch is suitably sized and positioned to receive the mattress and sheet material envelope therein for storage purposes when the mattress is in the deflated storage condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Spin Master Limited
    Inventors: John Stewart, Stephen Alexander Jacklin, Ray Smith
  • Patent number: 7000270
    Abstract: A collapsible apparatus is provided that includes a frame configured to form a closed loop, the frame being moveable between a coiled configuration and an uncoiled configuration. A sleeve is configured to receive the frame and to define an opening within at least a portion of the closed loop. An attachment mechanism is coupled substantially about the periphery of the sleeve. A fabric member is removably coupled to the sleeve such that it is easily removed. A method of making mats according to an embodiment of the invention includes cutting fabric members from a first sheet of material, cutting body membranes from a second sheet of material such that the amount of excess material from the second sheet of material between adjacent body membranes is minimized, and attaching one of the body membranes to one of the fabric members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Kelsyus, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, Justin S. Werner, Alan Tipp, Ronald L. Wilson, II, Matthew Laine
  • Patent number: 6990696
    Abstract: A multi-position sleeping structure includes a sheet material envelope having an opening into a cavity defined therein. An inflatable mattress is received and substantially enclosed within the cavity of the sheet material envelope. A cover portion which, in conjunction with a top surface of the envelope, defines a sleeping area in which a person can lie and be supported by the mattress. The mattress has a plurality of transversely extending hinges that separate the mattress into a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The hinges allow the mattress to be moved between at least a substantially flat sleeping position and a seating position. The sheet material envelope has a retaining pouch on a bottom side thereof that is positioned to receive the first portion of the mattress when in the seating position so as to retain the mattress in the seating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Spin Master Limited
    Inventors: John Stewart, Stephen Alexander Jacklin, Ray Smith
  • Patent number: 6952845
    Abstract: A combined fabric wrap and carry bag is disclosed. The combined fabric wrap and carry bag includes a first piece of fabric and a second piece of fabric affixed to the first piece of fabric to form a first pocket. In a first configuration, the second piece of fabric inverts inside-out relative to the first piece of fabric to form with a portion of the first piece of fabric a carry bag into which a remainder of the first piece of fabric may be inserted. In a second configuration, the first piece of fabric may be spread out on a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Idea Nuova
    Inventor: Benjamin S. Akkad
  • Patent number: 6915537
    Abstract: A collapsible apparatus includes a frame member being formed from a flexible twistable material, a first membrane and a second membrane, and an inflation member. The second membrane is attachable to the first membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Kelsyus, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, Tai Hoon Kim Matlin, James Ashley Waring, Ronald L. Wilson, II
  • Patent number: 6901615
    Abstract: The beach umbrella towel has an aperture for inserting a beach umbrella in various places, and the towels can have various shapes such as rectangular, square or circular. Pillows of various shapes are attached around the aperture in various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventors: Concetta Lombardo, Angela Casiero
  • Patent number: 6895614
    Abstract: An article of commerce utilized by hunters as a support and barrier from the ground while hunting. The article of commerce comprises a mat and a support. The mat has a distal edge and a proximal edge. The proximal edge is longitudinally spaced from the distal edge in a first longitudinal direction. The support is attached to the mat along the proximal edge of the mat. The support has an inclined upper surface that slopes upwardly from the mat in the first longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Shawn Peck
  • Patent number: 6859960
    Abstract: A nap roll includes a base panel with padding, and an integral covering or sheet that forms an extension of the base panel but without padding. An integral pillow is provided and attaches to the base panel. The nap roll may be placed in a rolled configuration and secured as by straps. Optionally, a carrying case may be used to store the nap roll when placed in the rolled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: New Harbour Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Jerome
  • Patent number: 6839921
    Abstract: A foldable towel with a hole in each corner thereof for receipt of anchoring pins and with strapping loops sewn thereto for receipt of strapping wrapable about the towel and conjoined by affixation means located at the respective ends of each piece of strapping to facilitate portability and further characterized by the presence of pockets sewn thereto to on the one hand house a pillow and on the other hand house the pins when the towel is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Cloutier, Louiselle Cloutier
  • Publication number: 20040237193
    Abstract: A foldable towel with a hole in each comer thereof for receipt of anchoring pins and with strapping loops sewn thereto for receipt of strapping wrapable about the towel and conjoined by affixation means located at the respective ends of each piece of strapping to facilitate portability and further characterized by the presence of pockets sewn thereto to on the one hand house a pillow and on the other hand house the pins when the towel is not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Robert J. Cloutier, Louiselle M.A. Cloutier
  • Patent number: 6802092
    Abstract: An accessory for ground pads that includes first and second panels attached to one another so as to form a pocket into which a portion of a ground pad can be inserted. The first portion incorporates an expansion zone of elastic material so that when soft items are place between the ground pad and the expansion zone, an elevated structure akin to a pillow is formed. The second portion includes at least one strap attached thereto so that when the ground pad is rolled for storage, the at least one strap can be used to retain the rolled state of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Cascade Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheila M. Klein
  • Patent number: 6799339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sleeping means which can be moved between the storage and in-use conditions. The sleeping means typically comprise a deformable mattress which is inflatable and which can be located within with an envelope formed of sheet material and, attached to the sheet material is a cover portion which, with the sheet material of the mattress define a sleeping area into which a person can move. The cover portion can be permanently attached to the sleeping means but further edges of the same can be selectively attached using zips or other fastening means. An additional portion of sheet material can be provided which can be selectively used to act as a storage pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Worlds Apart Limited
    Inventor: John Stewart
  • Patent number: 6691344
    Abstract: A collapsible apparatus is provided that includes a frame configured to form a closed loop, the frame being moveable between a coiled configuration and an uncoiled configuration. A sleeve is configured to receive the frame and to define an opening within at least a portion of the closed loop. An attachment mechanism is coupled substantially about the periphery of the sleeve. A fabric member is removably coupled to the sleeve such that it is easily removed. A method of making mats according to an embodiment of the invention includes cutting fabric members from a first sheet of material, cutting body membranes from a second sheet of material such that the amount of excess material from the second sheet of material between adjacent body membranes is minimized, and attaching one of the body membranes to one of the fabric members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, Justin S. Werner, Alan Tipp, Ronald L. Wilson, II, Matthew Laine
  • Patent number: 6634040
    Abstract: A collapsible apparatus includes a frame member being formed from a flexible twistable material, a first membrane and a second membrane, and a cushion. The second membrane is removably attachable to the first membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Gray Matter Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Le Gette, James Ashley Waring
  • Publication number: 20030145387
    Abstract: A bedding arrangement is provided having a compressible foam mattress pad and compressible foam pillow pad integrated as a single bedding unit within a fluid resistant or impermeable cover whose seams are heat sealed together. Air ventilation through the cover and about the interior foam is permitted by a vent that restricts insect, article and fluid passage through the vent. By using foam of different densities and/or composition, optimum performance characteristics in terms of comfort and support can be obtained separately for the mattress portion and the pillow portion. By mounting two pillow pads within the cover, the bedding arrangement can be made reversible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: David M. Karafa, Timothy W. Shelby
  • Patent number: 6595227
    Abstract: A shade including a frame member being formed from a flexible twistable material and a membrane is disclosed. The shade includes an adjustable tension strap coupled to two ends of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Gray Matter Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Edward Le Gette, Alan Tipp, Justin Saul Werner, Ronald L. Wilson, II
  • Patent number: 6588036
    Abstract: A bed roll combination, particularly for children, is shown to include a mattress, with a mattress cover sheet and a top sheet, if necessary, as well as a blanket. The blanket is also used as the carrying bag for the combination, with rings or the like, for attaching a carrying strap. Alternatively, the above combination, for carrying, is placed in a separate carrying bag, also with facility for attaching a carrying strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: Ora Hort
  • Patent number: 6588037
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable support device adapted for being disassembled into segments for packing and being readily assembled. The support device in a first embodiment has a base block to which a pair of arms is assembled and to which a segmented pole is mounted in vertical orientation to support a mosquito net. In a second embodiment, an arm is assembled to a beam to define a horizontal plane and a segmented pole is assembled to the beam in a vertical orientation without use of a connecting block. In third and fourth embodiments, a pair of horizontal members are connected to each other and to a vertical support pole by a rigid connector. According to a third embodiment, a junction piece having two studs extending in a horizontal plane and a third stud in vertical orientation with an arm mounted to each of the horizontal studs and a pole mounted to the vertical stud to form a support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Tropical Safety Research, Inc.
    Inventors: David Eno, Sunook Park, Il Han Moon