Abstract: A modular, deformable, repositionable, cushioned gentle cushioned, resistive infant positioning system and method for use with infants is provided that includes first and second tubular pillows each having two longitudinally-elongated chambers adjoined at a first and second pillow lateral flexure-enabling element, respectively, and a third compact pillow. The second tubular pillow is preferably wider than the first tubular pillow and includes two straps. Methods of using the three pillows of the cushioned, resistive infant positioning system are presented that provide positioning, calming, and/or the prevention and/or the correction of head shape deformations.
Abstract: A surgical pad to support a patient on an operating room table, including a gel-infused polyurethane visco-elastic foam configured to support a patient on an operating room table, and an optional perineal cut-out to permit access to the patient's perineum when the patient is lying in a supine position on the surgical pad, and methods of making and using such a surgical pad during surgery.
Abstract: A foam mattress in which a layer of latex or latex-like foam placed above a layer of memory foam is described. This construction of the mattress provides the contouring pressure relief that a visco-elastic foam provides with a top surface with quick recovery (a latex-like “bounce”) that prevents people from getting “stuck” in the visco-elastic foam and improves the springiness of the mattress. The mattress may also include straps and cinches to aid in transportation of the mattress. The mattress may also include removable covers that aid in keeping the mattress clean.
Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a device for securing a baby to a changing pad and/or surface. The device may include an adjustable strap configured to encircle the changing pad and/or surface; and an adjustable wrap attached to the strap, the wrap configured to wrap around a torso of the baby, securing the baby in place on the changing pad and/or surface.
Abstract: A portable seat cover device facilitates carrying of a seat cover to position over public chairs. The device includes a cover having a front face, a back face, and a perimeter edge extending around and between the front face and the back face. A bag is coupled to and extends from the perimeter edge of the cover. The bag has a peripheral edge defining an opening into an interior space of the bag. The cover is selectively positionable to occupy the interior space of the bag. A flap is coupled to the peripheral edge of the bag and is selectively extendable over the opening of the bag. A resilient member is coupled to the flap extending around a free edge of the flap. The resilient member engages the cover and the bag inhibiting the cover from coming out of the interior space of the bag.
Abstract: An under mattress support to extend the longevity of an existing mattress that may include areas that are concave resulting in sag areas or soft areas comprising a plurality of heavy duty elongated polyurethane foam slats, enclosed in top and bottom pliable fabric covers that are stitched together along each slat lateral side but spaced apart by pliable fabric strips in a parallel slat array. The fabric strip spacing of the parallel foam slats allows for lateral compression to enhance support. The under mattress support is positioned below the mattress and above a box spring with the elongated polyurethane foam slats extended longitudinally from a portion of one side of the mattress to a portion of the other side of the mattress where the concave portion of a sagging or soft mattress appears in the normal course of use.
Abstract: A buoyant, submersible chair that is comprised of a framework of buoyant foam tube sections and a support assembly of rope and buoyant foam tube sections that may be broken down into smaller units that is used to float a user in a body of water. The present invention is lightweight, buoyant, adjustable for personal preference of flotation and comfort, and can be carried on the back in a way that is similar to a back-pack. The present invention is proposed in several different embodiments, each style having numerous seating positions.
Abstract: Portable cushions include first and second portions that may be folded relative to one another between a folded state in which the cushion may be carried by a user and an unfolded state in which the cushion may be used to cushion the body of a person or another object. Each of the first and second portions of the cushion includes deformable wall members that are located and configured to define voids therebetween, such that the deformable wall members may be displaced into adjacent voids upon deformation of the deformable wall members during cushioning. Methods of manufacturing such portable cushions include the formation of such first and second portions of a cushion.
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.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a cushioning sheet for improving body balance and blood flow. The cushioning sheet includes a base which has a plurality of first through holes formed therein, a plurality of cushioning members which support the base, have a first cushioning space for relieving pressure applied from the outside formed thereby, and further have a second through hole formed between the first cushioning space and the outside, and a sensing unit which senses at least one of temperature and pressure applied to a plurality of the cushioning members.
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.
Abstract: A system for use with a bed having a frame and a supporting surface includes a base sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface adapted to be placed above the supporting surface, and a glide sheet positioned above the top surface of the base sheet. The base sheet has fasteners located around the peripheral edges, which are configured to releasably fasten the base sheet to the bed. The base sheet and the glide sheet each have a tether strap, and the tether straps are configured to be connected together to secure the glide sheet in place. One or both of the tether straps may include at least a portion that is elastic. The system may also include a wedge, where the wedge has a hook-and-loop or other releasable connecting material that is configured for connection to a complementary connecting material on the base sheet and/or the glide sheet.
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).
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.
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.
Abstract: The invention involves a folding patient transfer apparatus with a material top layer and a material bottom layer. A plurality of inserts has handhold openings that are formed in the inserts that are positioned between the material top layer and the material bottom layer utilizing a sewn plurality of insert seams. The seams form enclosed material chambers containing the inserts. The materials can be disposed of due to contamination; however the inserts can be sterilized reducing hospital waste and cost. The apparatus is configured to slide and/or lift and/or carry a patient from a non-planer surface to a second planer or non-planer surface.
Abstract: A yoga mat includes a foam layer having an elastic property, a tensile-strained layer having high tensile strength, a first adhesive layer adhering the bottom surface of the tensile-strained layer to the foam layer and distributed in the whole area between the foam layer and the tensile-strained layer, a second adhesive layer covering the whole area of the top surface of the tensile-strained layer, a light-transmissive protective layer adhered to the second adhesive layer, and a pattern layer attached to one of the second adhesive layer and the light-transmissive protective layer and set between the second adhesive layer and the light-transmissive protective layer. Thus, the yoga mat has the characteristics of simple structure, low manufacturing cost, high sense of beauty and high value.
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.
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.
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).
January 18, 2006
Date of Patent:
July 8, 2014
Alan John Colleran, Elizabeth Rose Colleran
Abstract: A multipurpose mat including: a first side made from a water-resistant material; a second side fixedly secured to the first side and made from an absorbent material; a plurality of first straps fixedly secured to the first side; and a plurality of second straps fixedly secured to the second side. The first and second sides form a perimeter including first and second protrusions with a recess between the first and second protrusions. Respective straps in the plurality of first straps are connectable to each other or to another strap in the plurality of first straps. Respective straps in the plurality of second straps are connectable to each other or to another strap in the plurality of second straps.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract: Sleeping pad systems are disclosed that include a foldable pad having a length and a width when in an extended position, with the foldable pad having a plurality of spaced apart panels covered and connected by a liner, and with the systems including a blanket having a width that is greater than the width of the foldable pad and a first end that is configured to be removably connected to a first end of the foldable pad. The systems may be compressed to a fraction of their folded size. The systems also may include a bag configured to receive the blanket and foldable pad, such as for use in stowing, carrying and/or transporting the foldable pad and blanket alone or in combination with other items.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract: A dual layer inflatable sleeping pad has an upper inflatable layer coupled to a lower inflatable layer. The dual-layer sleeping pad has an inflation valve for the lower layer and a second inflation valve for the upper layer. These valves are in fluid communication with their respective layer, thereby allowing air to travel in and out of each layer as needed. Each layer is independent from one another and the inflation level of each layer can be independently adjusted.
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.
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.
Abstract: A protective pad for infants and toddlers to lie upon when away from home comprises a large rectangular textile assembly similar in size to a beach towel having a water-resistant bottom surface, a comfortable inner layer of foam rubber, and a top layer of soft fabric. The top layer is held in place via a perimeter zipper which enables removal and laundering thereof. The pad is provided with a raised foam rubber edge to serve as a barrier to dirt and debris. The pad may be folded up compactly and secured using hook-and-loop-type fasteners and transported or attached to a stroller using a pair of carrying handles. The pad also provides an on-board stake-style umbrella to provide shade for an occupying infant or toddler at park or beach settings.
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.
Abstract: An exercise mat system and a method of using the same are disclosed. The exercise mat system includes an exercise mat including an upper surface, and a plurality of visual markers positioned on the upper surface of said mat, where the relative positioning of the visual markers correlates to a user's body parts and distances between the user's body parts.
Abstract: A diaper bag having an integral changing pad is disclosed which comprises a bag having an interior compartment with the bag having a top portion and a bottom portion, a cover for covering the interior compartment with the cover attached to the top portion for folding the cover over the top portion of the bag, and a changing pad having a first section connected to a second section and the second section connected to the bottom portion with the first section and the second section for being folded up in the interior compartment or unfolded out of the interior compartment.
Abstract: A quilt-style sleeping bag including clip, buckles, snaps, hook and loop material, buttons or any other suitable attachment means secured with the bag proximate the left and right longitudinal edges of the bag that are adapted to cooperatively couple with a cord, strap, string, rope or cable (hereafter collectively referred to as “cords”) that extends widthwise across a sleeping pad is described. The clips in conjunction with the complimentary cords permit a user to secure the left and right edges of the bag to the top side of the sleeping pad and furthermore, hold the edges of the bag against the top side of the sleeping pad. Accordingly, the ability of the edges to lift up and permit cold air to enter the interior volume of the bag and the pad combination is minimized, despite normal movements of a user during sleep.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fall mat that includes a bottom body including at least one self inflating cell in operable communication with a valve. The valve is exposed to the ambient environment. Further, a top pad made from a foam material is connectable to the bottom body such that the top pad is an adjacent layer above the bottom body.
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.
Abstract: A seating pad assembly is provided for use by travelers to increase the comfort for a seat on a public transportation vehicle or at a public transit terminal. A system and method for ordering the seating pad assembly for a transportation seat includes at least one terminal configured for entering an identifier indicative of a type of transportation seat purchased, e.g., a class of service; a server configured for receiving the identifier, determining dimensions of the seating pad assembly based on the identifier, and generating an order to acquire the determined seating pad assembly; and a communications network for coupling the at least one terminal and the server. The terminal may be configured in the form of a computer, a kiosk or a mobile terminal. The system will allow a purchaser of a transportation seat to either purchase or rent the seating pad assembly.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fall mat that includes a first padded body including a first top surface, a first bottom surface, and a first connecting side including a first step. The fall mat further includes a second padded body including a second top surface, a second bottom surface, and a second connecting side including a second step. Moreover, the fall mat includes a hinge connecting the first padded body with the second padded body such that the second padded body is configured to rotate about the first padded body. The first step and the second step interlock when the first top surface and the second top surface of the first padded body and the second padded body are in a co-planar position.
Abstract: Disclosed is an infant lap support comprising an infant support panel having a first edge and a second edge, a leg attachment member having two or more attachment points, wherein a first attachment point is attached to the first edge of the infant support panel and wherein a second attachment point is attached to a first fastener, and a second fastener attached to a second edge of the infant support panel, wherein the first fastener and the second fastener are configured to be selectively fastened to each other around the legs of a user.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a foam pad containing far-infrared and/or ion generating particles and method for producing such foam material. The method for producing the foam pad consists of mixing fine particles of a far-infrared and/or ion emitting stone into the base material prior to further processing such as forming, molding or extruding the material. Alternatively, the fine particles of far-infrared and/or ion generating stone may be mixed with an adhesive and used as a coating on the foam pad. The stone generating far-infrared radiation and/or ions is preferably from the group consisting of tourmaline, granite porphyry, quartz porphyry, zeolite, perlite, serpentine, or mixture thereof.
Abstract: A yoga mat defined by an upper surface and a lower substrate contacting surface, and a peripheral edging, the upper surface having positioned thereon a plurality of textured non-slip positioning pads in parallel relationship, transverse to the longitudinal axis of the mat and extending laterally across the width of the mat or portion thereof, in raised relationship to the upper surface of the yoga mat providing comfortable non-slip tactile contact with the bare hands and bare feet of a yoga practitioner performing certain yoga positions.
Abstract: A modular beach towel with an integral anchoring means designed to help keep the towel from blowing away while in use comprising additional enhancements is herein disclosed. The beach towel further comprises a plurality of grommets located along corner and perimeter areas. Each grommet receives a stake, thereby holding the beach towel down to a ground surface. The beach towel is fabricated of a layered textile assembly with internal cushioning, further having a removable protective waterproof mat and an attachable food and drink holder. The beach towel apparatus also comprises reflective zippered pouches at each corner position that provide storage of personal items as well as aiding in identifying the towel from a distance. The corner pouches may also be loaded with sand or weights to provide additional anchoring.
Abstract: An insulating construction having a multi-layer synthetic core for use in products such as sleeping bags is provided. A sleeping bag using this construction may include a synthetic core having first and second layers, an inner lining adjacent to the first layer, and an outer shell adjacent to the second layer. The synthetic core may be contained within the inner lining and outer shell. The first layer may be constructed of a first material having a first denier; and the second layer may be constructed of a second material having a second denier larger than the first denier. The inner liner may define an inner space configured to accommodate a human body. Various other products made from this construction, such as jackets, pants, and other garments, are also provided.
October 22, 2010
Date of Patent:
December 4, 2012
The North Face Apparel Corp.
Michael Scott McGuire, Andrew Gustafson, James Jacobson
Abstract: The luggage attachable cushion device sections are held together with pliable hinges at the folding lines for wrapping the device around average carry on luggage. Two full-length cloth straps tie sections together lengthwise and wrap around an existing luggage. The strap ends fasten together at the top of the luggage using hook and loop. When unfolded, the device makes a bed, a chair cushion, or can cushion other surfaces as desired. The mat is removably attached to the folding blanket that can be used to further cushion or to cover a user as decided. The device may be especially sized to fit around carry-on luggage so that a user can more conveniently travel.
Abstract: A play system for children, includes a playmat constructed and dimensioned so as to be foldable from a flat condition for normal use as a mat, to a folded condition defining a receptacle; and a plurality of play pieces for use on the playmat when in its flat condition, and adapted to be received within the receptacle defined by the playmat when in its folded condition. The playmat, and at least some of the play pieces, include mateable fastener elements for releasably retaining the play pieces on the playmat when in its flat condition. Fastener elements are located on the playmat at preselected locations thereon to thereby locate and stabilize the play pieces carrying mateable fastener elements at the preselected locations.
Abstract: A prayer cushion for use during Islamic ritual prayers to reduce pain and black marks on an individual's knees and ankles comprises a generally rectangular pad of hollow polyester fibers with a soft cotton layer on top of the hollow polyester fibers. The pad has a width of about 50 cm, a length of 25 to about 50 cm and an thickness of about 14 cm. The pad also defines two relatively short longitudinally extending floor engaging channels extending from a rear edge of the cushion and is adapted to receive a portion of an individual's foot therein. The channels also have a height of about 8 cm and width of about 12 cm and extend for a length that will accommodate a portion of an individual's foot.
Abstract: An eco-friendly exercise mat cover for an exercise mat comprises a rectangular envelop made from a material with specific characteristics which renders the cover-mat combination useable in various environmental conditions. The cover comprises an opening flap for easy placement and removal of the mat. In an alternative embodiment, the exercise mat cover includes a carrying bag which may be used to conveniently transport the cover-mat combination.