Pillow Cover Patents (Class 5/490)
  • Patent number: 9730535
    Abstract: A cover for rest supports such as pillow cases, seat cushions, headrests, armrests, bedding and pet bedding is disclosed with layered secure spare flaps. A plurality of spare flaps are attached in respective layers to the cover at an end of each flap and another end is successively folded around the cover and secured thereto to provide additional unused resting surfaces for a person or an animal. The spare flaps therefore provide multiple fresh resting surfaces between launderings. Embodied flaps may also be disposably detached from the cover to preclude launderings altogether. The layered flaps may include use indicia and be to secured to each other and a rest support cover via a fastener on a flap and a complementary fastener disposed respectively on the cover. Disclosed fasteners include thin magnets, hook and loop, grommet and tie, button and hole and ganged hole and post pairs and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Brent Thomas Martin
  • Patent number: 9717640
    Abstract: A vertebral column traction device is disclosed for expanding the vertebral column of an individual. The vertebral column traction device comprises a support body having a front surface generally adjacent to a first femur and a second femur for creating a first inclined orientation and a second inclined orientation respectively. A rear surface of the support body is distanced from a first tibia and a second tibia for creating a first cantilever orientation and a second cantilever orientation respectively. A pivot area of the support body is generally adjacent to the first tibia and the second tibia for defining a first fulcrum and a second fulcrum respectively. A first lever and the second lever are defined about the first fulcrum and the second fulcrum respectively for expanding the vertebral column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Donald A. Pleasants
  • Patent number: 9693888
    Abstract: A dynamic infant head support for preventing, or correcting, the abnormal shape of a head of an infant, and a method of using the support for treating deformational plagiocephaly. The support is an oval-shaped pillow, with a central opening to receive the head of the infant to be treated. Spaced barriers divide the interior of the pillow into a plurality of compartments. A ring-like manifold passes through the pillow and communicates with each compartment. A plurality of valves is operatively associated with the manifold; one valve is located in each compartment. The valves allow fluid, such as pressurized air, in the manifold, to inflate individual compartments. The manifold is pressurized by a pump, at a remote location. A remote controller is connected to the valves by electrical leads for governing the sequence of operation of the valves, and regulating the duration of time that each valve is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Jessica Joy Kell
  • Patent number: 9629464
    Abstract: A slipcover applied over a cushion or pillow for outdoor use using a durable textured fabric made of a combination of synthetic blend fibers engineered to stretch without using elastomeric or hyper-stretch yarns, each slip cover defining an envelope having an upper opening within which a cushion is inserted, the slip cover having a first and second closure flap which are applied over the upper opening, sealing the cushion within the envelope, the first and second enclosure pocket applied one over the other, or vice versa, providing the slipcover with two different selected smooth exposed outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Brenda M Longshore
  • Patent number: 9549625
    Abstract: A bedding system may be installable on a mattress. The bedding system may have a bottom sheet, a top sheet, and a duvet. The bottom sheet may have a peripheral portion with bottom sheet mounting elements that secure the bottom sheet to the mattress, and top sheet fastening elements. The top sheet may have top sheet mounting elements that secure the top sheet to the bottom sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: WILKINSON & CO HOME LC
    Inventors: Jay B. Wilkinson, Marius V. Gedgaudas
  • Patent number: 9474396
    Abstract: A novel pillow cover is provided that can be manufactured so that a finished gusseted pillow produced from four rectangular fabric pieces with only six straight line seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: William Earl Russell
  • Patent number: 9265369
    Abstract: A pillow with improved air flow is provided. The pillow includes a including an upper face, a lower face, four peripheral sides, a first gusset section and a first vent. The first gusset section extends along at least a portion of one of the peripheral sides. Also, at least a portion of the first vent configured as part of the upper face. In another aspect of the present invention, the first vent is configured to be a part of the upper face, one of the peripheral sides adjacent the first gusset and the lower face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SOFT-TEX INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: John A. Beliveau
  • Patent number: 9259091
    Abstract: A recliner and travel pillow includes a main body having a flat central portion, a first pocket and a second pocket disposed along either side of the central portion, and a pair of pillow inserts having a size and dimension that is complementary to the first and second pockets. An adjustment unit is disposed along the flat central portion for adjusting a distance between the first and second pockets and a plurality of connectors are disposed within the first and second pockets, functioning to adjust a dimension of the pockets, and to secure the pockets in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Andrea Vanessa Freund
  • Patent number: 9241853
    Abstract: A substantially smooth, seamless managed friction material surface and apparatus for placement on a support surface between the support surface and a living being for preventing abrasion or decubitus ulcers in a living being. The managed friction material surface comprises a plurality of plies having a smooth side and a first, high friction zone and second, low friction zone. At least one adhesive ply is interposed partially between adjacent plies; and the plies are selectively bonded to form adjacent frictional zones of high and low friction. Unbonded plies are allowed to move substantially freely with respect to one another thus providing a lower friction zone. The apparatus comprises the managed friction material surface such that the bonded zone is configured for positioning remote the bony prominence and the unbonded zone for positioning proximate the bony prominence, seamlessly occupying different areas on the same side of the material surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: TAMARACK HABILITATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: J. Martin Carlson, Adam Erickson, Mark N. Manzella, Mark J. Payette
  • Patent number: 9237978
    Abstract: A support for use with a pillow on a mattress and a method for use thereof are disclosed. The support includes a sham extending longitudinally along an axis. The sham has a pocket having three substantially closed sides and one substantially open side. The sham has extensions extending longitudinally from the pocket. The extensions are constructed to extend around sides and at least a portion of the bottom of a mattress. The pocket is constructed to receive a pillow therein. The method includes providing such a sham and extending the extensions around the sides and under a portion of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Nedunchezian Sithian
  • Patent number: 9237977
    Abstract: A support for use with a pillow on a mattress and a method for use thereof are disclosed. The support includes a sham extending longitudinally along an axis. The sham has a sleeve having two or three substantially closed sides and one or two substantially open sides. The sham has extensions extending longitudinally from the sleeve. The extensions are constructed to extend around sides and at least a portion of the bottom of a mattress. The sleeve is constructed to receive a pillow therein. The method includes providing such a sham and extending the extensions around the sides and under a portion of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Nedunchezian Sithian
  • Patent number: 9167923
    Abstract: A pillow and a pillow cover are provided. The pillow and pillow cover include a cover layer defining an interior volume, the cover layer having a first side facing outward substantially in a first direction, a second side facing outward substantially in a second direction, opposite to the first direction, and a perimeter formed at a boundary of the first side and the second side. The cover layer includes a body portion, a first mesh portion and a second mesh portion formed separately and spaced apart from the first mesh portion. The pillow includes a filler material disposed in the interior volume. The interior volume is in fluid communication with the external atmosphere via the first and second mesh portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Standard Fiber, LLC
    Inventor: Russ Holbrook
  • Patent number: 9060494
    Abstract: An enhanced pet bed comprises an outer cover having an inner volume, and at least one stuff sack that is preferably porous, for placement within the inner volume of the outer cover. While the inner stuff sack may be filled with a wide variety of stuffing items, the stuff sack is preferably filled with a plurality of items supplied by the owner, and may preferably inherently include a scent that is desirable or comforting to the intended animal, e.g. the scent of a known person or animal. For embodiments having permeable stuff sacks, the entire stuff sack assembly may preferably be laundered, e.g. washed and dried, as a unit, i.e. with the stuffing retained. Since the enhanced pet beds are typically provided without stuffing, the intended waste footprint of the purchased product is significantly less than that of a conventional bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: MOLLY MUTT, LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Louis Simon, Molly Elaine Mundt
  • Patent number: 9015883
    Abstract: A pillow is provided herein which includes a cover having opposing first and second panels. A gusset perimetrically bounds, and joins, the first and second panels. The gusset is formed of an open cell construction. Compliant fill material is disposed within the cover. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a pillow is provided allowing for lateral ventilation between opposing panels. This permits a cooling effect while a user is resting or sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bedgear, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto
  • Patent number: 9009889
    Abstract: A pillowcase with storage includes a pillow portion and a storage portion extending from an opening of the pillow portion. The pillow portion includes a top panel and a bottom panel coupled together to form a pillow pocket, having an opening to receive a pillow. The storage portion defines at least one storage compartment and internally attaches to the pillow portion, within its opening. The storage portion can optionally include a closure to retain its contents. The storage portion can be configured to hold electronic devices, books, medications, reading glasses, phones, and so forth, in a manner that does not interfere with the use of a pillow inside the pillow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Diane Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150101124
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first layer, first and second active areas disposed on the first layer; a trench disposed between the first and second active areas, an insulating oxide that fills the trench to a level below a surface of the first and second active layers, and a nitride cap disposed on top of the insulating oxide so that the first and second active areas can be cleaned without damaging the insulating oxide. A top surface of the nitride cap in regions adjacent to the first and second active areas is aligned with a top surface of the first and second active areas, a top surface of the nitride cap in a center region of the nitride cap is stepped below the top surface of the adjacent regions, and a void is formed between the top surface regions adjacent to the first and second active areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Rosemay Francois
  • Publication number: 20150096122
    Abstract: The present invention is a bug repellent cover. The cover comprises a zipper opening provided at the end of the cover and a flap provided at the end of the zipper opening. The flap is provided with Velcro on its edges that help the flap to open and close easily. The zipper opening begins at the outside edge of the cover that can be zipped to prevent the intrusion of bugs. The flap can be closed inwards to provide an outer cover to the end of the zipper opening. The zipper opening overlapped by the flap helps to prevent the intrusion of bugs into the cover. After closing the zipper, the fabric can be folded over. The zipper is non-allergenic. The fabric material is made of the laminated poly cotton. The present invention can be used for pillow cover, baby cripes cover and box spring mattress of all sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Farhad Rabbany, Faramarz Yadegari
  • Patent number: 8990980
    Abstract: A pillow assembly that utilizes a hood to inhibit certain movements of the head. The pillow assembly utilizes a pillowcase having a top surface and a bottom surface. The pillowcase can be stuffed to become a pillow or can be used to cover a preexisting pillow. A hood structure is sewn onto the pillowcase. The hood structure is sewn onto the pillowcase along a single main seam. The sewing of the hood to the pillowcase along a single seam creates features in the hood structure that are beneficial to the comfortable restraint of the user's head. Furthermore, the hood structure has a forward opening, a hood apex, and a rear seam that extends from the apex down to the single main seam. The rear seam also helps to reinforce the hood structure so it can better prevent unintentional movements of the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Hindley
  • Patent number: 8978178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fabric arrangement and pillow designed to prevent skin lines and wrinkle formation while improving sleep using combinations of fabrics, cooling technologies and scents. The present invention is designed with a specific fabric and materials combination that create a surface in which the shear stresses causing skin lines and wrinkles are eliminated. Multiple layers make up the fabric arrangement include a top layer comprising a stretchable material and a second layer comprising a low friction material relative to the first layer. Supporting the first two layer is a support layer such as foam. Lower layers may comprise a cooling material, an antimicrobial or anti-allergenic material and a scent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Stan Batiste, Maryann Batiste, Steven Achstein
  • Patent number: 8959683
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards a pillow with a removable core that includes a plurality of cut foam pieces of various or similar shapes/sizes. The pillow may include an outer shell case and an inner shell case (i.e., the removable core). The outer shell case may be made of a plurality of layers, including a backing layer positioned between an external layer and an internal layer. The backing layer may comprise a foam material. And the internal layer and the inner shell case may comprise an open mesh material. The inner shell case may be removably inserted into the outer shell case. A plurality of foam pieces may be disposed inside the inner shell case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Karl Rochlin
  • Patent number: 8950029
    Abstract: A support pillow comprises a pillow body having a medial region and two opposing arms that form a well region, a first side and a second side. The pillow body further includes an outer periphery and an inner periphery outlining the well region. The pillow body is constructed of a fill material and a cover enveloping the fill material. A center panel is constructed multiple pieces of fabric and is coupled to the two sides using stitching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kristin A. Tidwell
  • Patent number: 8950025
    Abstract: A device for securing a pillow or other support to a bed includes a pocket configured to receive a pillow insert, a tail comprising a proximal end and a distal end with the tail connected to the pocket at the proximal end. The device further includes a retention element located near the distal end of the tail. The retention element is further configured to retain the pillow insert relative to the bed by tucking the retention element under the mattress of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mitchell V Kaminski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8943626
    Abstract: A system for displaying a pillow in a vertical position features a pillow and a sham located on and fully encasing the pillow. The sham features a flange located on a sham outer periphery and extending out and away from the sham. A second attachment means is located on a flange second surface. The system features a rigid display frame with a frame aperture centrally located in the display frame. A first attachment means is located on a frame first surface. A removable base is located on a frame bottom edge perpendicular to the display frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Martha Stephens
  • Publication number: 20150013070
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for covering a mattress. A first layer may include a bed sheet. A second layer includes an absorbent pad disposed adjacent to the bed sheet. A third layer may include a blanket disposed adjacent to the absorbent pad and coupled to the bed sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Heather Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150007388
    Abstract: A bedding product having a colored hem and methods of making the same are disclosed. The bedding product can have a plain body attached to a colored hem which is made color fast so as to inhibit fading of the colored hem and/or prevent bleeding, crocking, and/or running of color from the colored hem onto the plain body during the useful life of the bedding product. The colored hem can be made color fast by a method including selecting a fabric, selecting dyes based on the fabric, preparing the fabric such as by mercerizing, applying the dyes, and treating the dyed fabric to remove unfixed dyes contained in the fabric to improve subsequent colorfastness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Phillip Harrison
  • Publication number: 20140338130
    Abstract: A novel pillow cover is provided that can be manufactured so that a finished gusseted pillow produced from four rectangular fabric pieces with only six straight line seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: William Earl Russell
  • Patent number: 8887332
    Abstract: A pillow is provided herein which includes a cover having opposing first and second panels. A gusset perimetrically bounds, and joins, the first and second panels. The gusset is formed of an open cell construction. Compliant fill material is disposed within the cover. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a pillow is provided allowing for lateral ventilation between opposing panels. This permits a cooling effect while a user is resting or sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Bedgear, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto
  • Publication number: 20140331405
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a bedding cover that allows for the easy and rapid insertion of a blanket or duvet and an easy, rapid method of making a bed using such a bedding cover. The bedding cover is durable with a type of closure that does not reduce the longevity of or damage the bedding cover despite multiple launderings. A kit containing a container and the disclosed improved bedding cover; and optionally, at least one of: a mattress sheet or bottom sheet; a pillow case; a dust ruffle; and a blanket or a duvet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: WestPoint Home LLC
    Inventor: GERALYNN M. WETMORE
  • Patent number: 8875324
    Abstract: Display systems for a mattress are described herein. The display systems can include a pocket configured to hold at least one pillow cover and a protective panel positioned on the top surface of a mattress. The protective panel can include an information display component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sealy Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Marguerite L. Borgione
  • Patent number: 8863327
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cover for a massage table face cradle. Specifically, the invention is a fitted cover for a massage table face cradle that further includes a pocket for stowing the cover, providing a barrier between the user from any unprotected and potentially unsanitary areas of massage table and face cradle hardware, providing a secure space to store personal items such as but not limited to scented sachets, aromatherapy, personal items such as jewelry and electronic devices, and transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia L. Winn
  • Publication number: 20140259275
    Abstract: A first item of sleepwear or bedding is to be used as part of a sleep system and a second item of sleepwear or bedding is to be used with the first item as part of the sleep system. At least one of the first item and second item comprises a performance fabric. The first item dissipates moisture and heat from a body of a user from an inside of the first item to an outside of the first item. The second item dissipates moisture and heat that has been dissipated by the first item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHEEX, INC.
    Inventors: Susan Walvius, Michelle Marciniak
  • Publication number: 20140259405
    Abstract: A pet protective bedding that includes a flat top, a flap, and a bed skirt. The flat top is sized to cover or approximately cover the top surface of a bed, i.e. the top surface of a mattress and conventional bedding. The flap is integrally attached to flap top at the top end, and is sized and configured for an upper portion of the flap to be folded over and on top of one or more pillows on the bed for encasing the pillows in order to protect the pillows from exposure to any production of pet soiling. The bed skirt is integrally attached at opposite sides and bottom end of the flat top, and is sized and configured to hang down from the flat top and adjacent to the bed mattress and box spring to the floor. A pocket at the bottom end of the flat top is sized and configured for engaged receipt of a pet or, in the alternative, a portion of a person's legs and feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Christine Lacasse
  • Publication number: 20140215870
    Abstract: A mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering material, in particular for covering mattresses, mattress protectors, mattress cases, mattress toppers, pillow cases, shirt cases, or underbedding, has at least one material layer made of a knitted, warp-knitted, or woven material having an outer side, which faces away from the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, and an inner side, which faces toward the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, wherein least a partial region of the outer side or the inner side has color-changeable indicator particles to indicate a contamination by mite excrement, bodily fluids, or bacteria. Furthermore, a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, pillow, or bedspread core and a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bodet & Horst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd-Hermann Horst
  • Publication number: 20140208518
    Abstract: A bedding product, such as a mattress, mattress topper, or pillow case, includes a flexible gel panel having a cured gel layer with a top surface and a bottom surface, a flexible top layer overlying the top surface of the cured gel layer, and a fabric bottom layer overlying the bottom surface of the cured gel layer. The bedding product has a major surface and the flexible gel panel is integrated into the bedding product so that the flexible top layer of the flexible gel panel is juxtaposed with the major surface of the bedding product. The flexible gel panel is removable from the bedding product for laundering the bedding product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Comfort Revolution, LLC.
    Inventors: Dimitrios S. Corodemus, Michael Fux
  • Publication number: 20140196214
    Abstract: The present invention is directed, in various exemplary embodiments thereof, to an inventive configurable pillow case comprising an internally disposed primary compartment (for receiving a primary insert (e.g., a conventional pillow), and at least one secondary compartment, positioned proximally to the pillow case top surface, that is sized and configured to receive, and releaseably retain, one or more correspondingly sized and configured secondary inserts that provide one or more predefined desirable physical characteristics/properties/functions and/or features to the resulting “pillow assembly”. In various exemplary embodiments thereof, when the primary resilient insert is removed therefrom, the inventive configurable pillow case, along with the at least one secondary insert positioned in the at least one secondary compartment, may be rolled up and secured in a generally cylindrical form for storage, travel, and/or alternative uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Michelle DuPré
  • Publication number: 20140189955
    Abstract: A pillow cover is provided that includes a first panel and a second panel perimetrically joined with the first panel such that inner surfaces of the first and second panels define a cavity having a void volume. The first and second panels are each made from a first material. An opening extends through the inner surface of the first panel and an outer surface of the first panel. The pillow cover includes a patch covering the opening. The patch is made from a second material that is different than the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: BEDGEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto, JR.
  • Patent number: 8763183
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a support pillow comprises a pillow body having a medial region and two opposing arms that form a well region, a first side and a second side. The pillow body further includes an outer periphery and an inner periphery outlining the well region. The pillow body further comprises a fill material and a cover enveloping the fill material. The cover comprises a main section that extends about the first and second sides and the outer periphery, and a center panel coupled to the main section so as to be located along the inner periphery. Also, the center panel is constructed of a woven fabric having two grain directions that are generally perpendicular to each other and a bias. The woven fabric is generally non-stretchable in at least one of the grain directions, and the center panel is coupled to the main section so as to be substantially on the bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kristin A. Tidwell
  • Patent number: 8756734
    Abstract: A pillow device supports a person's head without pinching of nerves or arteries. The device includes an envelope and a filling positioned in the envelope wherein the envelope and filling define a pillow. A main section of the pillow has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a perimeter edge. A projection of the pillow extends from the perimeter edge and the filling extends into the projection. The projection is substantially L-shaped wherein a distal section of the projection is configured for positioning under an arm of a user when a head of the user is positioned on the main section of the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Sandra E. Ortega
  • Patent number: 8707485
    Abstract: A therapeutic pillow is provided which allows for proper support of the spine and neck by supporting a proper range of cervical lordosis, while also giving increased comfort to the user. The pillow includes the combination of a firmer inner core and a second outer layer. The inner core area includes a central recessed area for the head and a curved neck area for spinal support while the second outer layer provides comfort to the sleeper/user. The outer cover is padded with options including down/feather fill or down alternative. The inner core insert of the pillow is made of poly-fill fiber and stuffed to a firm level for support. The inner core insert has two shape options, one for side sleepers and the other for back/side combination sleepers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Susan Conley
  • Publication number: 20140075675
    Abstract: A sleeping pillow to promote only sleeping in the supine position by keeping the said user from sleeping on their side or belly. Constructed of three components; a contoured middle section where the head and neck rest upon and two identical opposing side mounds that flank the middle section. The side mounds prevent the said user from turning their head too much to either side when sleeping in the supine position. The three components of the pillow function as one unit and are covered in a form fitted fabric case with a zipper closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Louisa Carlotta Wright
  • Patent number: 8656538
    Abstract: A fabric band to be placed around a bed pillow, to enhance comfort and hygiene. The band provides a covered space on each side of the pillow, where the user may rest a hand for greater comfort. Also, a smaller pillow may be placed between the first pillow and the fabric band, to provide more specific support for the head and face. The band may include a moisture-resistant layer to protect the pillow and/or pillow case from saliva. This improves hygiene, and prolongs the life of the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Louise Holyfield
  • Patent number: 8646134
    Abstract: A pillow is provided herein which includes a cover having opposing first and second panels. A gusset perimetrically bounds, and joins, the first and second panels. The gusset is formed of an open cell construction. Compliant fill material is disposed within the cover. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a pillow is provided allowing for lateral ventilation between opposing panels. This permits a cooling effect while a user is resting or sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bedgear, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140000037
    Abstract: A clamping system for releasably affixing a replaceable sheet to the exterior of a pillow case to provide a replaceable sleeping or resting surface. Two opposing frame members that can be magnetically engaged together are positioned on opposite sides of the pillow case. A replaceable sheet can be positioned between the exterior frame member and the pillow to engage the replaceable sheet to the exterior of the pillow case. The frames can be pulled apart to release and replace the replaceable sheet. A stack of replaceable sheets can be clipped with the frames such that a fresh sleeping surface can be provided simply by removing the top most sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan B. Donohue
  • Publication number: 20130340172
    Abstract: A faux gusseted pillow shell is provided. The faux gusseted pillow shell includes a first panel having a first length and a first width, and a first plurality of sides. The faux gusseted pillow shell also includes a second panel having a second length greater than the first length and a second width greater than the first width, a top wall, a second plurality of sides, and a plurality of depending sidewalls formed along respective sides of the second plurality of sides and extending from the top wall. The depending sidewalls are stitched to respective sides of the first plurality of sides to form a corresponding plurality of seams and thereby form a shell. At least one additional seam is formed in the second panel extending along one of second plurality of sides. The at least one additional seam is formed by stitching through the second panel only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Dong Chen
  • Patent number: 8607382
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for holding a pillow on an upwardly extending end of a mattress having a single sheet of material having a upper end and a lower end along with a first side and a second side having an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower end is folded back upon itself to form an enclosure so that the upper surfaces of the folded section are adjacent to each other having a pillow disposed in the enclosure. The upper end is wrapped around the upwardly extended end of the mattress, using straps to hold the upper end in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: William N Cohron, III
  • Patent number: 8595872
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a support pillow comprises a pillow body having a medial region and two opposing arms that form a well region, a first side and a second side. The pillow body further includes an outer periphery and an inner periphery outlining the well region. The pillow body further comprises a fill material and a cover enveloping the fill material. The cover comprises a main section that extends about the first and second sides and the outer periphery, and a center panel coupled to the main section so as to be located along the inner periphery. Also, the center panel is constructed of a woven fabric having two grain directions that are generally perpendicular to each other and a bias. The woven fabric is generally non-stretchable in at least one of the grain directions, and the center panel is coupled to the main section so as to be substantially on the bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kristin A. Tidwell
  • Publication number: 20130312180
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a combination pillowcase and blanket device with a pocket therein for receipt of a portion of a user's head that enables a user to (i) sleep or rest in a darkened environment, even in the presence of sunlight and/or ambient light; and (ii) selectively experience the cooling/warming effects of different materials during periods of rest. More specifically, the blanket portion has opposing sides, each of which is comprised of a different material, and is selectively repositionable between a first position and a second position. When the blanket portion is in the first position, the user is exposed to one of said opposing sides and a first material. When the blanket portion is in a second position, the user is exposed to the other of said opposing sides and a different material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Moran
  • Publication number: 20130291303
    Abstract: A scarf hides the upper portion of a made bed from view. The scarf includes a portion of material having a length and a width, opposite first and second ends and opposite top and bottom edges. The length of the scarf is sufficient to cover pillows placed on a made bed of standard size, with the opposite first and second ends reaching opposite first and second edges of the bed. The width of the scarf is sufficient so that its top edge hides the top edge of a pillow on the made bed, and the bottom edge hides the bottom edge of the pillow on the made bed. The scarf may be used to cover up the top edge of a bed sheet, blanket or bedspread on a made bed so as to hide said top edge of the bed sheet, blanket or bedspread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Ann Martenson
  • Publication number: 20130291311
    Abstract: A ventilating pad with buffer and elastic support is formed by connecting an underlying layer, a middle layer and a surface layer with one another, characterized in that the underlying layer is disposed under the middle layer, and the middle layer is disposed under the surface layer, and the middle layer comprises a plurality of elastic protrusions protruded from the top of the middle layer, and the surface layer is attached flatly with the middle layer and along the direction of the elastic protrusion of the middle layer, and a gap is formed between two adjacent elastic protrusions, such that a downwardly concave air passage is formed between the adjacent elastic protrusions, such that the application of the ventilating pad will not cause sweltering or discomfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Yu-Chieh Wang
  • Patent number: 8572780
    Abstract: A multi-use therapeutic pillow for the head includes a cushioned frame having a central cavity that extends therethrough. A cushioned transverse member, operably coupled to the cushioned frame at its opposite ends, divides the central cavity into a lower cavity and an upper cavity. The lower cavity is larger than the upper cavity. In use, the multi-use therapeutic pillow is configured to protect and/or avoid contact with a sensitive anatomical structure, such as, the eyes, ears, nose, or mouth, while providing adequate support for the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Bridget Watters