Pillow Sham Patents (Class 5/491)
  • Patent number: 9186003
    Abstract: A pillow for supporting the head and neck of a user has a tubular structure, wherein the tubular structure has a first conical half and a second conical half. A depression is formed between the first conical half and the second conical half, the depression supporting a neck of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Obedo Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Hsu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8701228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of promoting a hotel or other place of accommodation through the use of a customized pillow scarf on the guests' beds. The customization is preferably embroidery, and can include the name and/or logo of the hotel, and, optionally, even the guest's names or initials. The pillow scarves are also intended for, optionally, being given away as souvenirs or sold in the hotel gift shop, with the goal of increasing repeat business and new business as the former guest uses the pillow scarf in his/her house and is asked about it by visitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Susan Ann Martenson Cliffton
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130227785
    Abstract: A mattress protector comprising one or more of a foot protector, pillow sham, or bolster pillow or a headboard cover is made of a woven upholstery fabric, the woven upholstery fabric including a trademark woven therein. The foot protector, pillow sham, bolster pillow, and/or the headboard cover can be used in a retail environment or room containing a mattress to promote a company, such as a mattress manufacturer or lodging provider. The mattress protector and/or headboard cover can be used to promote the mattress manufacturer or other entity seeking to improve its name brand recognition. The fabric used to make the protector or headboard cover is made using a jacquard loom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Gordon Steve CLAY
  • Patent number: 8479330
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Susan A. Martenson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7891032
    Abstract: A usable stuffable pillow top article formed into shape out of a wearable garment, and transformable back into the wearable garment, is disclosed. The pillow top includes removable joining means. The removable joining means are removed by user when needed, to transform the pillow top back into the wearable garment. The removable joining means define the shape of the pillow top. Optionally, the removable joining means include a removable stitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Daria Ann Ryan
  • Patent number: 7376990
    Abstract: A sham for a travel pillow has a bottom panel, a left panel with three edges sewn to the bottom panel forming a left pocket, and a right panel with three edges sewn to the bottom panel forming a right pocket. The right panel overlaps the left panel form a single pillow pocket. A left handle is attached to the left side edge portion of the bottom panel and a right handle is attached to the right side edge portion of the bottom panel. The right side edge portion of the bottom panel folds over the left side edge portion of the bottom panel to thereby bring the left and right handles together for carrying the pillow sham. A zipper double stitched to the left and right side edges fastens the right side edge portion of the bottom panel to left side edge portion of the bottom panel while the right side edge portion of the bottom panel is folded over the left side edge portion of the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Gooddine
  • Publication number: 20080028521
    Abstract: A high voltage transistor exhibiting an improved breakdown voltage and related methods are provided. For example, a method of manufacturing an integrated circuit includes etching a poly silicon layer to provide a gate stacked above a floating gate of a flash memory cell. A source and a drain of the flash memory cell are implanted in a substrate. The poly silicon layer is etched to provide a gate of a high voltage transistor. Lightly doped drain (LDD) implants are provided in source/drain regions of the high voltage transistor in the substrate. An annealing operation is performed on the integrated circuit, wherein the annealing causes each of the LDD implants to form a graded junction in relation to a channel in the substrate between the LDD regions, and further causes sidewalls to oxidize on the gates of the flash memory cell and on the gate of the high voltage transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Sunil Mehta
  • Patent number: 7290381
    Abstract: An allergen-barrier fabric includes a tightly-constructed fabric substrate, woven from 0 to 45% continuous synthetic filament yarns and 55 to 100% natural or synthetic spun yarns. The fabric substrate is finished to produce a fabric with a mean pore size of 4 to 10 microns, an air permeability of 0.5-25 cfm, a mean fabric flexibility of 0.5 to 6.5 grams (bending resistance), and a moisture vapor permeability in excess of 800 g/m2/24 hours. This fabric provides a barrier to mite-induced allergen particles. Various additional finishes can be included on the fabric. For example, an antimicrobial finish may be provided on the fabric to extend fabric wearlife by providing protection against mold and mildew. As another alternative, a fluorochemical finish can be provided to extend fabric wearlife by providing protection against fluid stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin Smith, III, Charles Woody Duckett
  • Patent number: 6763535
    Abstract: A unitary pillow display appearing as different pillows of varying sizes, shapes, and textures. The single unitary pillow display appears formed of a number of individual and non-joined pillows, and mimics the contemporary decorating technique of stacking a plurality of different pillows on a furniture surface. Variations in the material of the pillow sham heighten the illusion by providing the possibility of radical differences in coverings of varying parts of the display. The sham may enclose the unitary display in a highly permanent manner, or it may have an opening, with optional closure means, to allow it to slip over the display. The display may have sleeping pillow recesses in the body of the display. The display may be provided with a wide variety of optional accessories, such as pockets and means for hanging storage of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Charlene C. Mann
  • Patent number: 6427268
    Abstract: A configuration for a unitary pillow sham (10a) to cover individually a plurality of pillows with a corresponding plurality of individual pillow pockets secured as one collective unit comprising an elongated one-piece length of fabric folded and secured at predetermined locations to define a plurality of pillow-receiving pockets configured in a side-by-side connecting, horizontal row and further to define vertical side flanges (36a-b). A selvage or hem first is secured about the perimeter of the one-piece fabric length. The fabric length is then folded about itself into three sections (14), (16), and (18) with first section (14) folded about a fold line (20) upon second section (16) so that first section (14) and second section (16) are in contact with each other, third section (18) folded about a fold line (22) upon second section (16) so that third section (18) is in partial contact with second section (16) and partially overlaps and contacts first section (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Dayle M. Davis
  • Patent number: 6427266
    Abstract: A bedding ensemble including a fitted sheet portion, a flat sheet portion and a comforter portion that eliminates a number of the steps necessary to make a bed is disclosed herein. This non-binding solution provides the fitted sheet portion which overlies a mattress. The flat sheet portion covers the fitted sheet portion, coupling to a right side, a left side and a lower end of the fitted sheet portion. The comforter portion overlies the flat sheet portion and couples to a lower end, a right side and a left side of the flat sheet portion. The comforter portion, the flat sheet portion, and the fitted sheet portion securely couple at a predetermined position between the head end and the foot end to form a opening between each portion for free and easy movement of the flat sheet portion and the comforter portion away from the fitted sheet portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Kelli C. Talley-Williams
  • Patent number: 5836023
    Abstract: A detachable and interchangeable decorative trim strip for comforters, quilts, and the like includes a decorative non-linearly patterned edge. The trim strip is removably fastened to the underside of the comforter and folded over the comforter's edge so that a decorative portion of the trim strip overlies the top side of the comforter. In a bedding arrangement, the comforter has an edge portion which substantially overlies an edge of the top surface of a bed, and the trim strip substantially completely covers the edge portion of the comforter. In an interior design system, the trim strip includes a rod pocket, and the trim strip may either be fastened to the comforter by means of removable fasteners or slipped over a horizontal rod to effect window treatment, wall treatment, or shower enclosure treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Lou Ann Elizabeth Stone Munson
  • Patent number: 5534208
    Abstract: A continuous rotary method for surface shaping of resilient material such as synthetic foam. Three dimensional surface geometries of well defined and arbitrary shapes are obtained by pressing foam against a die roller to compress some foam portions to a reduced thickness against raised portions of the die and extrude other foam portions into depressions of the die, and cutting away the extruded portions. The compressed portions return to an uncompressed state after passage against the die roller and form raised areas on the foam surface around depressions corresponding to the cut away portions of foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Foamex L.P.
    Inventors: Arthur Barr, Lewis Sturgill, Jose De Jesus Munoz Contreras
  • Patent number: 5118318
    Abstract: A security object system including a pillowcase with an opening across the back for inserting or removing a pillow and a stylized mother and father rendered on the front of the case. Removable pouches are attached at either end of the pillowcase and are dimensioned to receive one each of two dolls. The dolls are stylized to represent a son and daughter bearing family resemblances to the stylized mother and father depicted on the face of the pillowcase. Each doll incorporates a suction cup on its back so that it may be fastened to a smooth surface. The clothing for the dolls is removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Inventor: Robert J. Lorizio
  • Patent number: 4480347
    Abstract: A pillow sham includes a front panel and an endless skirt attached to the perimeter of the panel. The skirt is gathered throughout to provide a decorative effect and defines a pillow-receiving pocket suited to accommodate a range of pillow sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeanette C. Hawkins, Nancy W. Sella, Carl D. Bradford
  • Patent number: 4480346
    Abstract: A pillow sham formed from sheet material includes lengthwise-extending elastic strips at the sides for lending an overall gathered appearance to the sham.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeanette C. Hawkins, Nancy W. Sella, Carl D. Bradford
  • Patent number: 4437704
    Abstract: Items of furniture are disclosed comprising at least one integral contoured interior element made of foamed material molded and/or cut into desired shapes or contours with an inner lining made of a smooth stretchable material covering the interior element and an outer material form fitted to cover the inner lining and interior element. In a second aspect of the invention, in a sofa embodiment, means for maintaining the planar relationship between the backrest and the arm rest portions of the sofa are disclosed; and means for supporting a backrest portion of a sofa when the backrest portion can not be supported by a wall of the room where the sofa is located are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: Vivar, Incorporated
    Inventor: Vigen M. Hovsepians