Pillow Cover Patents (Class 5/490)
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130283533
    Abstract: A pillow case for receiving first and second pillow inserts. The pillow case comprises first and second sleeves each being formed of top and bottom substantially planar sheets connected to each other along peripheral edges thereof so as to form first and second cavities sized and shaped to receive the first and second pillow inserts therein. The first and second sleeves are connected to each other at a plurality of locations along the peripheral edges. Also disclosed is a pillow formed of the pillow case with first and second cushioning members located within the first and second sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Dean Bendickson
  • Publication number: 20130263386
    Abstract: A cushioning device containing a machine-washable polyurethane viscoelastic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Steven James ROMERO, Terrence Richard O'CONNOR
  • Publication number: 20130260076
    Abstract: A separable fabric article includes first and second fabric portions each having at least one free edge. The separable fabric article includes a plurality of first magnetic fasteners spaced apart along the first portion free edge. Similarly, a plurality of second magnetic fasteners is spaced apart along the second portion free edge. The first and second fabric portions are movable between a connected configuration in which the plurality of first magnetic fasteners are coupled to the plurality of second magnetic fasteners and a released configuration in which the plurality of first magnetic fasteners are separated from the plurality of second magnetic fasteners. The free edges of the first and second portions are adjacent one another at the connected configuration and displaced from one another at the released configuration. Respective magnetic fasteners of said first and second fabric portions are configured to be in alignment at said connected configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Kayvan Hejazifar
  • Publication number: 20130227784
    Abstract: A pillow case, and method of making same, comprising a front side and a back side, the pillow case fixedly communicating with a flap adapted to extend across a side selected from the group consisting of the front side, the back side, and a combination thereof, the flap comprising a first sheet comprising a first material fixedly communicating with a second sheet comprising a second material and defining an air vent through the first material and the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Sharon Holliday, Karen Patton
  • Patent number: 8516632
    Abstract: The comfort quilt and a pillowcase combination has features that permit easy and efficient cleaning thereof. The quilt incorporates a housing or cover member that encapsulates an insert therein. The insert includes plastic sheathing that is stuffed with a soft insulating material. When the quilt is soiled, the insert is easily removed from the cover member so that the cover member can be cleaned (wash and dried). An electronic device (battery operated) is attached to the insert for emitting spiritual music or prayers for comfort. The pillowcase includes a facing member attached thereto. The facing member can be easily removed from the pillowcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Beverly L Ogundare
  • Patent number: 8516638
    Abstract: A feeding pillow is constructed of a pillow body that is generally defined by a medial region and two opposing arms. The medial region is configured to be placed near or adjacent a user's stomach, with the arms generally near or adjacent the user's sides. The pillow body has a top surface that is adapted to hold a baby and a bottom surface that is adapted to be placed on the user's lap. The pillow body further includes a fabric cover and a fill material disposed within the fabric cover. Also, a support member is removably positioned at or above one of surfaces such that one surface is more firm than the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair, Haley Gibbons, Clarice Bonzer
  • Patent number: 8516631
    Abstract: A bedding system for use with a bed that includes at least a base support member. The bedding system includes a base layer of bedding material that is for support on the base support member; an overlying piece of bedding material for positioning on the base layer; first indicia on the base layer; second indicia on the overlying piece; with said first and second indicia defining, when placed adjacent to each other, a predetermined matching contour that indicates an alignment between the base layer and the overlying layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Brooke Conley
  • Publication number: 20130183495
    Abstract: The disclosure features a fabric comprising polymer fibers and an antimicrobial system. The antimicrobial system comprises a sequestering agent and an agent binding the sequestering agent on surfaces of at least some of the polymer fibers. In some implementations, at least some of the sequestering agent remains on polymer fiber-surfaces after 50 cycles of laundering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: MMI-IPCO, LLC
    Inventor: MMI-IPCO, LLC
  • Patent number: 8464376
    Abstract: A cover for a pillow or cushion includes a first panel and a second panel. At least a portion of an outer periphery of the second panel is secured to at least a corresponding portion of an outer periphery of the first panel to form a cavity therebetween. A flap extends from a portion of the outer periphery of one of the first and second panels toward the cavity. First and second lateral edges of the flap are secured to a portion of the outer periphery of at least one of the first and second panels. At least one fastener is located proximate to the free edge of the flap. The fastener biases or holds the flap toward the interior surface of one of the first and second panels to at least partially surround and secure one of a pillow and a cushion within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Perfect Fit Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Carmen Waite
  • Patent number: 8464375
    Abstract: A protection device for a chest pad having a central section lying intermediate to first and second wings sections. A first cover having a first chamber encloses the central section. Second and third covers including second and third chambers enclosed first and second wing sections. At least the second or third covers include a portion formed of resilient material permitting expansion of the second or third chambers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Mizuho Orthopedic Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Vince Jorgensen, David Aguiar
  • Patent number: 8448273
    Abstract: A cover for a pillow including a hollow body for receiving the pillow, an opening for allowing insertion of the pillow into the hollow body, and a closure spanning the opening for closing the pillow within the hollow body. The hollow body includes a breathable inner liner made of a non-woven material, a breathable outer shell surrounding the inner liner, and a silk floss lining retained between the inner liner and the outer shell. A pillow including the inner liner, outer shell and silk floss lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Smartsilk Corporation Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Walker, Yair Altman
  • Publication number: 20130101781
    Abstract: A woven or knitted fabric with improved properties is formed of core spun yarns each including a (i) core yarn of polyester filaments, mechanical stretch polyester filaments, fire retardant polyester filaments, spandex filaments, high strength polyester filaments, nylon filaments, mechanical stretch nylon filaments, kevlar filaments, polypropylene filaments or a combination thereof; and (ii) a wrapper of cotton staple fibers, polyester staple fibers, rayon staple fibers, modal staple fibers, fire retardant staple fibers or a blend thereof. The fabric may be produced by ring spun, open-end or vortex. The fabric may be produced by different weaving and knitting methods. Regular yarns are mixed in the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: BESTKEY TEXTILES LIMITED
    Inventor: Bestkey Textiles Limited
  • Publication number: 20130091629
    Abstract: A cushion case 4 comprising a first compartment 8 having a pocket 14, a second compartment 10, a third compartment 12 and a hinge regions 20, 22 operatively connecting the respective first and second compartments 8, 10 and the second and third compartments 10, 12, wherein the cushion case 4 is movable from a first configuration in which the first, second and third compartments 8, 10, 12 are substantially unfolded about the hinge regions 20, 22 and a second configuration in which the second and third compartments 10, 12 are at least partially inserted into the pocket 14 such that the first, second and third compartments 8, 10, 12 are held in overlapping engagement by the pocket 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Pauline K. Eaton, Dick Beijen
  • Publication number: 20130067660
    Abstract: A graphic swaddling bedding set that includes a bottom sheet for a mattress with a designated sleeping area located centrally and longitudinally thereon. Formed or attached to the designated sleep area is a selectively attached, pouch configured for containing the body of a child when longitudinally aligned therein when sleeping. The top edge of the pouch is detached thereby forming a top opening. Disposed over the bottom sheet and extending transversely over the pouch is a double wing-shaped top cover. Disposed between the top surface of the pouch and the bottom surface of the top blanket is at least one hook and loop connector that connects the pouch and top cover. The top cover configured to extend over the sides of the mattress. Connectors or weights may be to hold the corners and lateral edges of the top cover pull the top cover tightly and hold it in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Robert Sloan
  • Publication number: 20130042410
    Abstract: A therapeutic sleep aid comprises a pillow covering made of fabric infused with a concentration of one or more specially formulated medications set to release inhalant vapors to a user gradually over time to promote safe sleep and relieve respiratory ailments and breathing difficulties that otherwise inhibit restful sleep. Made in a substantially rectangular configuration conforming to the shape of a standard sleeping pillow, the pillow covering is sized to fit about and across the pillow surfaces with openings at one or both ends for placement upon the pillow and is preferably intended for use beneath a standard pillow case. Release of the inhalant vapors may be activated by exposure to normal ambient conditions at the time of placement of the pillow covering or through a physical manipulation by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent Bice
  • Patent number: 8347435
    Abstract: A pillow having positionable inserts is provided. Certain embodiments include inserts that are made from memory foam material formed into a variety of shapes that can assist in correcting the curvature of a user's spine. Some inserts may be made from cylindrical pouches that contain particulate materials. Inserts may be color-coded to correspond to different sizes of inserts or different filling materials. The inserts may be affixed within the pillow or on a bottom end of the pillow with hook and loop fasteners, double stick tape or other fastening means. Certain embodiments may contain measurement indicia, such as an internally located imprinted grid, to assist in precise placement of inserts within the pillow. The measurement indicia can assist physicians in monitoring a patient's progress or in making changes to therapy regimens. Certain embodiments of the pillow may have a cradling end configured to more comfortably cradle a person's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Chang Jun Yu
  • Patent number: 8347431
    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: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: William N. Cohron, III
  • Patent number: 8342126
    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 is purchased product is significantly less than that of a conventional bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Molly Mutt, LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Louis Simon, Molly Elaine Mundt
  • Patent number: 8321977
    Abstract: A feeding pillow is constructed of a pillow body that is generally defined by a medial region and two opposing arms. The medial region is configured to be placed near or adjacent a user's stomach, with the arms generally near or adjacent the user's sides. The pillow body has a top surface that is adapted to hold a baby and a bottom surface that is adapted to be placed on the user's lap. The pillow body further includes a fabric cover and a fill material disposed within the fabric cover. Also, a support member is removably positioned at or above one of surfaces such that one surface is more firm than the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Boopy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair, Haley Gibbons, Clarice Bonzer
  • Publication number: 20120297541
    Abstract: An interactive, customizable bedding ensemble system, with components constructed from a pants-like design concept that are used in conjunction with each other to form a system whereby parents and children can interact with the bedding ensemble system to educate, stimulate, develop, and train children in a variety of basic skills, and wherein these components incorporate design elements providing options whereby user can continuously customize the appearance of the bedding ensemble system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Marcum Brown
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120278994
    Abstract: A multi-use pillow is constructed of a pillow body having a medial region and two arms that extend from the medial region. The pillow body also has a curved exterior periphery and an interior periphery that defines a well. A plurality of use-defining images are positioned on the pillow body at locations indicative of where a particular use of the pillow may occur. Also, use-defining text may also be placed on the pillow body adjacent to or separate from each of the use-defining images. In this way, a user is provided with a variety of visual prompts about how the pillow may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Clarice Bonzer, Charles Parker, Nancy Bartley
  • Publication number: 20120227185
    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: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Stan Batiste, Maryann Batiste, Steven Achstein
  • Publication number: 20120222218
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a pillow case with multiple enclosures. In some embodiments, a pillow case comprises a first enclosure that comprises a first edge and a second edge, and a second enclosure that comprises a first edge and a second edge. The first edge of the first enclosure is hinged to the first edge of the second enclosure via a first hinged connection. Additionally, both the first and second enclosures receive pillow-filling material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: BANYAN LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Edmund Scott Davis, Keith Richard Coponi
  • Publication number: 20120186016
    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: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Brent Thomas Martin
  • Publication number: 20120180214
    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: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Marguerite L. Borgione
  • Patent number: 8171586
    Abstract: A storage system stores and easily locates common items, such as reading glasses, remote controls, cell phones, magazines, books, and the like, while a person is in a room or in bed. In an emergency, a person may be able to easily locate these items. The storage system may replace a cluttered nightstand and may provide immediate location of necessary items. The storage system may include a pillow that may span a length of a bed, along the head end of a mattress. The pillow may prevent people, such as children or infants, and items from falling between the head of the mattress and either the wall or headboard. The pillow may also provide an elevated surface to prop up a user's pillow for reading or watching television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Robbie Clack
  • Publication number: 20120088085
    Abstract: A composite for a cover, in particular for a mattress or pillow cover, includes an upper material, a lower material, and a filling thread arranged between the upper material and the lower material. The filling thread is incorporated, when stretched, in a direction transversely to the longitudinal direction of the composite between the upper material and the lower material. Elastic threads run through the composite transversely to the longitudinal direction and define the width of the composite in the slackened state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: BODET & HORST GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: NORBERT KRUSE
  • Publication number: 20120079657
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Louise Holyfield
  • Publication number: 20120073055
    Abstract: A multipurpose, ergonomic, adjustable head, neck, and face pillow for use in sleeping and resting positions, both supine and upright. The pillow includes a contoured pillowcase that is used to adjust for pillow firmness. The pillowcase has a hook-and-loop closure that is used to adjust the pillow's firmness and thickness. The contoured pillowcase can be made of materials including cotton, satin, water resistant fabric, etc. The pillow insert is generally rectangular in shape with a U-shaped offset cutout along one side that can be rotated to accommodate a variety of sleeping and resting positions. The pillow insert can be filled with an array of soft loose fill including polyester fill, down, down alternative, wool, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Elizabeth Cupo
  • Publication number: 20120060280
    Abstract: A pillow cover comprising a panel of fabric sewn together to form an enclosure comprising one open end; and a closing mechanism for closing the open end of the enclosure, wherein the closing mechanism is positioned within the enclosure at a distance from the open end so that closing the closing mechanism forms a closed portion of the enclosure for containing a pillow and an open end of the enclosure for hiding the closing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Katherine Kelly, Renee Fiore
  • Patent number: 8127382
    Abstract: A portable compact pillow system includes a travel carrier having a first half and a second half and also including a latching feature to secure the first half to the second half in a manner defining a hollow interior. A pillow is removably secured in a portion of the hollow interior defined by the first half, and a resilient member is secured in a portion of the hollow interior defined by the second half. The first half and the second half are attached one to the other on at least one side with a hinge such that the first half is separable from the second half and is pivotal about the hinge for substantially three-hundred-sixty degrees. The first half in its pivoted position is securable to the second half with the latching feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Jennifer Plascencia, Ian Gibbs
  • Publication number: 20120005833
    Abstract: An integrated padded mesh material may be used in pillows or pillowcases for improved air flow around a user of the pillow or pillowcase during rest. When used in a pillow, the material may substantially cover the side of the pillow that a user's head rests upon. Other materials, such as mesh and satin materials, may be used to complete construction of the pillow. The pillow may take on familiar shapes, such as a dog. When the integrated padded mesh material is used in a pillowcase the pillowcase may be wrapped around a conventional pillow to increase air flow during rest. The pillowcase may include several layers such as the integrated padded mesh material and an allergy-blocking fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: BreathableBaby, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Richard Waters, Susan Marie Waters
  • Patent number: 8028360
    Abstract: The pillow includes first and second fabric layers and third and fourth fabric layers, all of which are identical and secured together around the peripheries thereof. Positioned between the first and second fabric layers is a baffle structure which includes first and second lateral baffles extending across the width of the pillow and positioned at approximately one-third and two-thirds of the longitudinal distance (dimension) of the pillow. The baffle structure includes two central baffles, two first end baffles and two second end baffles, arranged to define baffle boxes of approximately equal size. The two central baffles extend longitudinally from one lateral baffle, leaving a space between the free ends thereof and the other lateral baffle to permit filling of the pillow. The first end baffles extend from the one lateral baffle a selected distance, leaving a space between the first end baffles and one lateral edge of the pillow to permit filling of the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Pacific Coast Feather Company
    Inventors: Laura A Regan, Ruth Brogan
  • Publication number: 20110154572
    Abstract: A pillow includes a compressible fill material and a flexible shell covering the fill material. A track is at least partially embedded in the flexible shell, and a clip is slidingly engaged with the track. The clip defines an opening for attaching an item to the pillow. Various kinds of items may be attached. In another variation, a slipcover includes a flexible shell configured to conform to an outer shape of a particular pillow, and also includes a track at least partially embedded in the flexible shell. A clip is slidingly engaged with the track and defines an opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Fair, Kristin A. Tidwell, Catherine P. McNeil, Clarice Bonzer
  • Publication number: 20110154570
    Abstract: The anti-balloon household linen item provides an adjustable, impermeable and transpirable surface together with one or more fabric patches that allow the air to easily go out, therefore ensuring a comfortable surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: MANUFACTURES INDUSTRIALS DE TORTELLA, S.A.
    Inventor: Joan Curos Santaeularia
  • Publication number: 20110145994
    Abstract: A pillow having a first pillow and a second smaller pillow attached to a face of the main pillow by an attachment member that is of sufficient length and flexibility to allow the second pillow to be positioned in an infinite number of parallel and/or skewed orientations relative to the first pillow. A third pillow, also smaller than the first pillow, can be attached to the first pillow on a face opposite the second pillow by another attachment member that is of sufficient length and flexibility to allow the second pillow to be positioned relative to the first pillow and second pillow in an infinite number of parallel and/or skewed orientations. The invention provides a fully formed pillow and a pillow cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Vincent J. Pileggi
  • Patent number: 7962984
    Abstract: Variable-use tubular pillows having attachable and detachable ends and related methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, a tubular pillow in accordance with the subject matter disclosed herein may include a pillow body having first and second ends being opposed to one another and being attachable to and detachable from one another. The pillow body forms a tube shape having a central tunnel when the first and second ends are attached. Further, the tubular pillow may include a removable cover for covering the pillow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Phreddie D. Popp