For Head Or Neck (e.g., Pillow) Patents (Class 5/636)
  • Patent number: 9757303
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices for neck support and correction, for example, pillows, headrests, or cushions, designed to be placed under the head and neck of a person lying in a supine or side-lying position. Such devices are useful for maintaining or improving cervical and/or thoracic spinal curvature and/or alignment and for reducing pain associated with ailments of the neck or cervical vertebrae. Also provided are methods of improving cervical spinal alignment and for treating or ameliorating ailments of the neck or cervical vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: John Marinkovic
  • Patent number: 9730536
    Abstract: A pillow for sleeping on one's side that comfortably accommodates the user's shoulder by having an indentation at a middle section of the pillow. The indentation is created by a first interior face and a second interior face that tapers inwardly towards a center axis from lateral sides of the pillow. The first and second interior faces also taper from a top side towards the bottom side of the pillow. The indentation can be replicated on the opposite side so that the pillow can be reversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Raymond F. Hall
  • Patent number: 9700160
    Abstract: An orthopedic pillow comprises a padded member which has a hard block fully inserted inside. The padded member is made of resilient materials. The padded member's shape is roughly similar to that of a rectangular or hexagonal block; however, if looked right from its right or left side, the padded member has a symmetric or asymmetric bell shape. The length of the long side of the padded member is roughly equal to an adult's body's width. The hard block is made of non-resilient material. The hard block is able to tolerate, without rupturing and/or deformation, the gravity force on a mass of about 140 kg with a shape and size similar to those of a person's body. The shape of the hard block and of the padded member are similar, and their dimensions are proportional. The length of the long side of the hard block is also roughly equal to an adult's body's width. Both the padded member and the hard block have a flat bottom side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Loan Kim Thi Pham
  • Patent number: 9693638
    Abstract: A support pillow with dual infant support pillows that can be configured in a face-to-face or opposing position and, alternately, in a side-by-side flanking position. Two C-shaped pillow segments are joined on one side by a hinge or joint. When the joint is open, the adjoining arms are generally co-linear. When the support pillow is folded at the joint, the two adjoining arms of the C-shaped pillow segments are adjacent and generally parallel. A supportive body wrap may be included for one or both pillow segments. The support pillow may also serve as a body or maternity pillow for a single adult. Additionally, the joint allows the pillow to be folded for use as a study or lounging pillow for an adult or older child. Still further, the pillow can be used as a nursing pillow with attached back support for mothers and caregivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Patent number: 9668584
    Abstract: Mediation sitting cushions and mats allow the user to meditate in comfort for great lengths of time, avoiding stress and pain often caused by traditional meditation cushions and mats. The layered mediation sitting cushions and mats combine a slow recovery visco-elastic foam (“VEF”), having load deformation properties and densities, with one or more base layers of a batting support. The sitting cushions and mats enable a person seated in traditional meditative positions to achieve a comfortable posture, regardless of the meditator's size or weight. The sitting cushions and mats also allow people to meditate in traditional cross-legged or kneeling postures comfortably, without irritation or pain. The mediation sitting cushions and mats also maintain of the pelvis in a neutral or slightly anterior position, resulting in proper alignment of the pelvis and spine, which minimizes the muscular and ligamentous strain caused by sitting in stillness for long periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Dharma Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Green
  • Patent number: 9637031
    Abstract: A personal rest system includes a headrest shaped and sized to accept a frontal portion of a user's head. The headrest defines a central opening and substantially surrounds the user's face. The headrest includes at least one padded portion against which the user's head can be rested. A mechanically adjustable support frame is coupled to the headrest at an upper end of the adjustable support frame. The support frame is also coupled to a pivoting member at a lower end of said adjustable support frame. A base section is coupled to the pivoting member. The base section includes an attachment portion shaped and configured to mechanically mount the base section to a surface on which said rest system is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: Chloe Hill, HyukJae Henry Yoo, John Lonczak
  • Patent number: 9629487
    Abstract: A bi-elevation pillow system for allowing two users to lie side by side with each of their heads respectively positioned at a different elevation by using the pillow system has a base pillow member with a general shape of a rectangular prism. The base pillow member has a cavity with a cushion component located inside. The system has a secondary pillow member with a general shape of a rectangular prism with a cavity having a cushion component located inside. In a first position for storage, the base pillow bottom surface is rotated against and interfaces with a secondary pillow bottom surface. In a second position for use, the secondary pillow is rotated about a hinge 180 degrees in an open configuration and placed on a ground surface for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Kyle M. Kvitek
  • Patent number: 9516959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pillow, which aids a user to sleep soundly when the user is lying on the back, and makes breathing easier and helps stimulate the acupuncture points on the face when the user is lying on the stomach and rests the face on the pillow. To this end, the present invention comprises: a main body; a neck support part, which is formed in the longitudinal direction at the front side of the main body and has a height higher than the height of the main body; a ventilation hole, which penetrates the center of the neck support part into the center of the main body; an incline support part, which is provided on the main body in contact with the ventilation hole, and has a gradual decline towards the ventilation hole; and an acupuncture point stimulation part provided in a protruding manner on the ventilation hole side of the neck support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Kwang-Soo Noh
  • Patent number: 9420891
    Abstract: A foam seating article includes an outer layer of molded foam surrounding a solid inner core of molded foam or expanded polystyrene. The rigid foam of the inner core is made from polyurethane polyol and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI). The inner core has a hardness greater than 25 Shore A and a density less than two pounds per cubic foot. The polymer material of the solid core has a hardness that is greater than that of the outer foam. The outer layer of molded foam is high density (HD) foam, memory foam or latex foam. A fabric covering encloses the inner core and molded outer foam layer. The foam seating article can be a chair, stool, sofa, chaise lounge, bench or Ottoman. The seating article includes no wood or metal. Molding foam around a solid inner core is simpler and less costly than making conventional metal or wood framed furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventors: Suk Kan Oh, Youn Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 9408485
    Abstract: A bed pillow is made of elastic foam material. The pillow's top surface extends along both a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction that are mutually perpendicular, follows a top undulating pattern in the longitudinal direction, and is uniform in the lateral direction. The pillow's bottom surface is opposite the top surface, follows a bottom undulating pattern in the longitudinal direction, and is uniform in the lateral direction. The pillow's front surface and a rear surface extend from the top surface to the bottom surface, and are uniform in the lateral direction. The pillow has two laterally-opposite parallel planar side surfaces that extend from the top surface to the bottom surface and extend from the front surface to the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: CARICO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard R. Cappadona, Igor Zunkovic
  • Patent number: 9370269
    Abstract: A pillow that includes two sheets of flexible material, joined together to define a space and that is inflatable to provide a cushioned support. The pillow has a head zone that provides cushioning for a user's head and two wings that are configured to extend away from the head zone such that the pillow is substantially U-shaped in the plane of the pillow, when deflated. A channel extends between the sheets of flexible material to connect the wings. The channel is positioned at a point in the head zone furthermost from the wing ends. The width of the channel increases from the center line such that when the pillow is inflated, the pillow has a substantially V-shaped profile that is formed about the centerline and centered on the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: D G CAPITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Barnaby Bevan Edwards, Steven Richard Spong
  • Patent number: 9345872
    Abstract: An apparatus for electrical stimulation therapy comprising a garment and a plurality of electrode pads associated with the garment, wherein the electrode pads are positionable at selectable locations relative to the garment, such that to correspond to a person's body shape and areas that need electrical stimulation therapy, and wherein contact between the plurality of electrode pads and the person's body is achieved by the person resting on top of the plurality of electrode pads and garment, such that the person's weight assists in creating the contact between the plurality of electrode pads and the person's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Walter M. Groteke
  • Patent number: 9247830
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: BreathableBaby, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Richard Waters, Susan Marie Waters
  • Patent number: 9241586
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing support to the head and/or neck, wherein the support may provide tension and desired orientation of the head and/or neck. In one embodiment, a cushioned saddle-shaped neck support is positioned at an upper end of a moveable support structure. A lower part of the saddle-shaped neck support is movably connected to an upper part of the support structure. A lower part of the support structure is movably supported by a surface on which a person's body can be positioned. The person's body is positioned on this surface with his neck over the neck support. As the person's neck comes into contact with the neck support, the weight of the person's head and/or neck pushes down on the neck support, which moves down and away from the person's shoulders to provide the desired tension and orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Kelley Brown
  • Patent number: 9226605
    Abstract: A pillow for use by a person comprises a pillow body that has a front side, a rear side, and at least two opposing sides that together define an interior volume therewithin. A conduit traverses the interior volume between the two opposing sides and is adapted for receiving the person's arm therethrough. A cushy filler or foam material is disposed within the pillow body to substantially fill the internal volume thereof. A pillowcase includes a first open side through which the pillow body is inserted into a pillowcase interior space. A side of the pillowcase includes a pillowcase conduit extending away therefrom and that is aligned with the conduit of the pillow body when the pillow body is inserted into the pillowcase. An aperture traverses a side opposite the pillowcase conduit to which an end of the pillowcase conduit is fixed with a zipper or other fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: David Castellano
  • Patent number: 9220345
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device comprising a body that defines a first surface and a second surface and defines a first, second, third and fourth lateral sides. In one embodiment, the first surface defines a first aperture and a second aperture. In one embodiment, the thickness of the body along the first lateral side is greater than the thickness of the body along the third lateral side such that the first surface slopes downwards from the first lateral side towards the third lateral side. The device not only reduces the pressure on the tailbone or on the hemorrhoids for a person in a seated position, but also reduces the discomfort or pain associated with settling into a seated position or emerging from a seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: BANYAN LICENSING L.L.C.
    Inventors: Edmund Scott Davis, Keith Richard Coponi, Calvin G. Tabor
  • Patent number: 9192245
    Abstract: A mattress assembly includes an inner core comprising a base core layer comprising planar top and bottom surfaces, and at least one comfort layer comprising planar top and bottom surfaces disposed on the top surface of the base core layer; a side rail assembly disposed about a perimeter of the inner core; and a plurality of air channels extending from a central region of the inner core to the side rail assembly configured to permit the flow of fluid from and to the inner core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Christopher F. Chunglo
  • Patent number: 9173501
    Abstract: A hand positional travel pillow that includes a medial protuberance disposed upon a first side of a pillow member, said medial protuberance disposed to accommodate a user's thumb and thenar when each of a respective first soft surface and a second soft surface are contacted to either of a user's hands, whereby a strap member, disposed to secure the pillow member to the user's respective hand, is reversible by transition over the medial protuberance and thereby positional tensioned across each of the first and alternately the second soft surfaces, as desired, for use with the pillow member engaged against each side of a user's head as comfort dictates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Ricky George Garner
  • Patent number: 9167924
    Abstract: An ergonomical pillow for head rest, comprising: a pillow surface, a pillow, a shock absorbing and pressure relief cushion, the pillow surface and the pillow are made from soft buffer material, the pillow has at least one hollow pore, the shock absorbing and pressure relief cushion covers top of the hollow pore, the pillow surface covers top of the shock absorbing and pressure relief cushion. The pillow surface and shock absorbing and pressure relief cushion can settle into a groove, where the level of which is subject to user's weight, to provide appropriate support for a body type. The present invention provides excellent extent for coverage and user's head positioning such that the head and neck are settled in a proper position, and guides user to rest his/her shoulder near bottom edge of the pillow to avoid neck muscle spasm, and can offer equalized pressure relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Forsound Corp.
    Inventor: Fu-Chieng Chen
  • Patent number: 9167922
    Abstract: A pillow and a pillow cover are provided. The pillow includes a cover layer defining an interior volume, the cover layer having a body portion and one or more mesh portions. The pillow further includes a filler material disposed in the interior volume. The interior volume is in fluid communication with the external atmosphere via the one or more mesh portions. The pillow cover includes a cover layer defining an interior volume. The interior volume is configured to receive the filler. The cover layer includes having a body portion and one or more mesh portions. The interior volume is in fluid communication with the external atmosphere via the one or more mesh portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Standard Fiber, LLC
    Inventors: Russ Holbrook, Chun Leung Chan
  • Patent number: 9168192
    Abstract: A pillow for the treatment and/or prevention of cranial deformities in babies and infants, of the type comprising a depression to receive the head, the depression comprising a curved inclined portion located around an opening, which is closed off by a supporting portion for the head of the baby or infant, located at an intermediate height in the pillow, in which the supporting portion comprises a deformable material and the inclined portion forms an angle of more than 130° with the supporting portion in the area where the inclined portion and the supporting portion merge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: David Verde Sanchez, Yin Chern Law
  • Patent number: 9155408
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BEDGEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9155409
    Abstract: A pillow including a pillow body having a medial region and a pair of legs that extend from the medial region to define an opening there between, an interior core disposed within the pillow body, a cover and disposed around the interior core, and a plurality of pockets to removably store travel items. Each of the pockets is coupled with the cover of the pillow body. Each of the pockets extend inward into the interior core of the pillow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sourcing Network International, LLC
    Inventor: Randall P. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9155399
    Abstract: A pillow is provided. The pillow includes an elongated pillow extending along a single axis and a pad attached to and extending outward from a middle section of the elongated pillow. The pad is operable to support a torso of a user in a side lying position with the elongated pillow in front of the user and a portion of the pad beneath the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ZENOFF PRODUCTS
    Inventor: Andrew R. Zenoff
  • Patent number: 9138084
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dual purpose CPAP memory foam pillow that is configured to contain at least three layers of memory foam, at least one of which layer is removable for providing variation in height. The memory foam pillow is comprised of an herbal extract to invoke a soothing ambiance for a peaceful sleep. Furthermore, the memory foam pillow is infused with a cooling gel to absorb aerial moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Krystyna Namolovan
  • Patent number: 9131791
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein are related to a supportive head and neck pillow with a supportive bone structure inside the pillow. The pillow is used for head and neck support, and comfort while sleeping sitting up during transportation. It can also be used for head and neck support for people who have neck injuries, or to prevent neck injuries during transportation. The sleepy heads neck pillow disclosed comprises a pillow with a bone structure support inside it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Alice Jean Schwingendorf, Gabriel Olivier Durand
  • Patent number: 9113718
    Abstract: A reconfigurable support pillow comprising an elongate center section with a short, curved arm on each end. Between each of the arms and the center section is a substantially flat connecting section with inwardly curved side edges. This shape allows the pillow to be placed into several configurations. In a first configuration, the center section is bent and the connecting sections overlap each other without creating a thickened area at the point where the connecting sections cross. Additionally, the curved ends of the pillow arms can be overlapped providing an oval configuration with a double thickness at one side. Still further, the pillow can be used with the center section straight and curved arms turned inward towards each other. Each configuration provides different advantages and use. The pillow may comprise a washable cover with removable inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Patent number: 9113719
    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 that is encased in a moisture protective covering is removably positioned at or above one of surfaces. Methods for using the pillow are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair, Haley Gibbons, Clarice Bonzer
  • Publication number: 20150143635
    Abstract: A portable sleeping assembly includes a mat member having a top and a bottom and four sides. The sleeping assembly also includes a blanket secured to the mat member along two adjacent sides of the mat member, a pillow pocket secured to the top of the mat member, and a pair of spaced storing straps secured to the bottom of the mat member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Elyse Clark, Kelley Ann Foley
  • Publication number: 20150135442
    Abstract: A tactile and sensory pillow structure having an integrated transparent window wherein the interior area contains filler material and a plurality of identifiable objects therein. The pillow can be utilized as a game wherein the user can grasp the pillow structure and manually manipulate the objects therein. There is a timer and a game card wherein the game card contains a list of objects corresponding with the identifiable objects held within the pillow structure. Users are tasked with locating the objects listed on the game card by manipulating the pillow so that said items are viewable through the transparent window. The practice of reading, touching, moving, remembering, locating and identifying the objects improves cognitive abilities, fine motor skills, concentration, memory, manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, object identification, and color identification while strengthening hand muscles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Gerry Deane
  • Patent number: 9032961
    Abstract: A universally adjustable pillow for use in healthcare and/or therapy includes a base board (1), and pillows for, respectively, right lateral recumbency (4), supine recumbency (2), left lateral recumbency (5) and for the neck (3) that are arranged on said base board (1). The pillows for left and right lateral recumbency (5,4) each include an external cushion, a mechanism enabling adjustment to fit vertebral curvature (52, 42), a mechanism enabling adjustment to inhibit too great an angle of lateral tilt (53, 43) and height adjustment members (51, 41). The longitudinal axes of the pillows for left and right lateral recumbency (5, 4) are set an angles ? and ? to the longitudinal axis of the pillow for supine recumbency (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Wenbing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9027184
    Abstract: An acupressure pillow includes pressure members that are interconnected by an elastic member and arranged so that, when the user rests a body part (e.g., head or neck) on the pillow between the pressure members, the pressure members automatically adjust to accommodate the body part and produce pressure on the body part due at least in part to the elastic member, which biases the pressure members toward one another. Thus, the pressure exerted on the body part may have different vector components, including some pressure produced essentially perpendicular to the pillow surface on which the body part rests and some pressure produced at other angles due to the shape of the pressure members and the inward force on the pressure members produced by the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Steven M. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9027185
    Abstract: The portable head support device of the present invention provides comfortable support for a user's head while the user is in a sitting potion. The pillow or cushion has a v-shape on the top where a user's chin can rest so that the head cannot fall forward or sideways but will stay in a comfortable and upright position. The pillow is held in place by hook and loop fasteners located on the pillow and, for instance, on straps extending from behind the user's back and over the shoulders or wraparound supports wrapped around standard seat belts. The head support can be used in child car seats to keep a child's head in a safe and stable position while they sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph L Garcia, Lori Garcia
  • Publication number: 20150121627
    Abstract: A baby handling device includes a horseshoe-shaped pillow formed of resilient material that has a center section of a first height and adjacent first and second side sections that taper to first and second ends of a second, lower height. A support platform is formed of flexible material and extends between an upper surface of the center section and upper surfaces of the side sections. A removable, cover is shaped to fit over the horseshoe-shaped pillow and the support platform. A restraining blanket is formed of flexible material and is removably and adjustably attached to an underside and a top surface of the cover. The pillow provides support for a baby's head and neck. The support platform provides a determined position for the baby's body and the restraining blanket constrains movement of the baby's arms. A combination fastening and carrying strap secures the device in a compact bundle for transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Laura Marie O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20150121626
    Abstract: A supportive pillow braces a sleeping user's head in a supine position. The pillow has a viscoelastic body with a flat base and contoured top. The contoured top has two neck supporting ridges, positioned on either side of a head-receiving depression. A user rests their neck on the most comfortable neck supporting ridge (taller one for heavier people, shorter one for lighter people), with the head positioned in the depression. Lateral movement and rolling of the head is prevented by two bracing supports, positioned on either side of the viscoelastic body. For comfort, a softer cover is positioned over the viscoelastic body and bracing supports, improving the cushioning and breathability of the supportive pillow. The bracing supports and cover are also viscoelastic, with them and the viscoelastic body commonly being made from viscoelastic polyurethane, e.g. memory foam. The benefits of the supporting pillow have applications in medical and other fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: John Raymond Carver
  • Publication number: 20150121625
    Abstract: A mattress age indicating device (10) includes an enclosure (20) and an indicating assembly (30) contained within the enclosure (20). The age indicating device (10) may be configured to present an indication related to the mattress's age and may be coupled to the mattress (2) or other bedding or seating product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, John A. Garrett
  • Patent number: 9021636
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein are related to a supportive head and neck pillow with a supportive bone structure inside the pillow. The pillow is used for head and neck support, and comfort while sleeping sitting up during transportation. It can also be used for head and neck support for people who have neck injuries, or to prevent neck injuries during transportation. The sleepy heads neck pillow disclosed comprises a pillow with a bone structure support inside it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Alice Jean Schwingendorf, Gabriel Olivier Durand
  • Publication number: 20150113734
    Abstract: A combination blanket and cushion incorporated into a pillow, including a first compartment configured into the pillow for receiving the blanket in a folded configuration and a second compartment for receiving a contoured cushion. Each of the blanket and cushion are configured for storage within a decorative pillow with a zippered perimeter edge. The cushion may be constructed of a soft foam type material, such as to conform to the shape of the user's neck. Additional features include the pillow exhibiting a first decorative side (such as for displaying atop a sofa), the cushion being inserted within the pillow such that its lump or contoured side is configured to project through a reverse facing side opposite the decorative side. Other features include the blanket further being a wearable poncho with a cutout aperture defined therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Alivia Kassab Arabo
  • Patent number: 9015884
    Abstract: A head support for stopping snoring of a sleeping individual, wherein the head support has a head resting surface for the head of a sleeping individual to rest on, including an active layer with an arrangement of neighboring deforming elements for controlling the height of the head support section by section, and a sensing layer which is arranged between the head resting surface and the active layer to detect a position of the head resting on the head resting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nitetronic Holding Limited
    Inventor: Johannes Herrnsdorf
  • 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: 9009897
    Abstract: A device for use with a respiratory mask comprises a pillow having at least one recess structured to receive the mask so that the pillow does not exert substantial pressure on the mask, and a cover that at least partially covers the exterior surface of the pillow and substantially follows the contours of the at least one recess. A method of using a respiratory mask comprises providing a pillow having at least one recess, positioning a cover on the pillow so that the cover substantially follows the contours of the at least one recess, positioning a respiratory mask on the head of a user, and positioning the user's head on the cover and pillow such that the mask is received in the at least one recess so that the pillow and cover do not exert substantial pressure on the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Banyan Licensing L.L.C.
    Inventors: Edmund Scott Davis, Antonio Arcieri
  • Patent number: 8997285
    Abstract: A head rest (10) comprises a curved sheet member (12) having an upper surface (14), a lower surface (16), and front and rear ends (18, 20), wherein the upper surface (14) comprises a generally forwardly facing portion (26) and a generally rearwardly facing portion (28), and wherein the generally forwardly facing portion (26) includes a first concave portion (34) for receiving the head of a user, the front and rear ends (18, 20) are configured for contact with a resting surface (38) and, between the front and rear ends (18, 20), the lower surface (16) defines a passageway (36) dimensioned to receive at least one arm of the user. The head rest has sufficient rigidity such that when the user's head is resting on the member (12), one or both arms of the user may be positioned in the passageway (36) in a manner that does not require the arm(s) to support the weight of the head. In this way, the head rest allows comfortable resting without loss of circulation in the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Moore
  • Publication number: 20150089743
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a multi-sleep position head and neck pillow apparatus. The apparatus includes a front, a rear, two ends, a center section, and side sections on opposite sides of the center section. The apparatus also includes a base layer and a top cushion layer. The base layer includes a base at the center section of the apparatus and a side at each side section of the apparatus. The base includes a top surface and the sides include an incurved top surface. The top cushion layer includes a neck cushion attached to the top surface of the base. The top cushion layer also includes a side cushion attached to the incurved top surface of each side. The side cushions include an aperture that extends through the side cushion to form an ear cradle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Kacelia, LLC
    Inventors: Evelyn Haworth, Kelly Haworth, Richard Mazursky, Jeffrey Glass, John Herbst
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150082545
    Abstract: A bedding article is provided. A bedding article may include a mattress pad, a pillow shell, comforter, blanket and/or a pillow protector. The bedding article includes a first layer having a first edge region defining a size and a shape of the first layer. The first layer includes a gel pack, the gel pack having an outer surface storing a gel therein. The gel is configured to provide temperature control, and in particular a cooling effect to a user in contact with the bedding article. The bedding article may alternatively include a mesh insert including a plurality of apertures configured to allow ambient air adjacent to a first side of the bedding article to fluidly communicate with air adjacent to a second side of the bedding article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Standard Fiber LLC
    Inventor: Russ Holbrook
  • Publication number: 20150082546
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a U-shaped travel pillow having a base cushion and raised cushion fixed to the top side of the base cushion. The inner peripheral walls of the base and raised cushions are mutually flush, while the rear walls are mutually flush and substantially flat for better contact with flat surfaces, such as a headrest, seat, or chair. Furthermore, the rear wall of the raised cushion is thinner than the sides, providing more liberty to adjust head position by easily adapting to the shape of the headrest, seat or chair. A removable cover is adapted to cover the base and raised cushions, while a drawstring with an adjustable cinch mechanism can be used for adjusting the travel pillow around the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: CABEAU, INC.
    Inventors: David Bret Sternlight, Kyna Rose Sternlight
  • Patent number: 8984688
    Abstract: An inflatable resting pillow comprises two inflatable compartments, the lower compartment providing a base to support the attached upper compartment; both compartments being separately inflatable. The upper compartment provides an opening facing the user for receiving the user's head with a number of inner support surfaces providing lateral, longitudinal and vertical stability. The upper compartment also includes lateral passageways allowing air circulation to the implanted face of the user, and other passageways for the user's arms by which to keep the device in stable contact with the user's body and to also provide means for the user to rest on the forearms to provide a stable and comfortable resting position with the person's head and upper body leaning forward upon the upper compartment; the combination of support structures designed to render stable support of the reposing user while achieving and maintaining optimum spinal alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gateway Global Limited
    Inventor: Jimmy Arifino Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20150074911
    Abstract: A personal seasonal pillow for accommodating different temperatures occurring during different seasons is disclosed comprising a cool side and a warm side opposite the cool side. A gel layer is associated with the cool side containing a fluid gel, and a layer of insulating fill is associated with the warm side. A cool side indicator is associated with the cool side; and a warm side indicator is associated with the warm side whereby the person may easily identify the desired side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Skytex, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Dungan
  • 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: 8973190
    Abstract: A method of making foam imparts antimicrobial and antiodorant qualities to the foam. Green tea powder is added to the polyol raw materials for making memory foam. The green tea memory foam is used to make pillows, cushions and mattresses. Green tea foam in the top layer of a mattress acts as an antiodorant such that less of the chemical smell of the memory foam is perceived by the user. In addition, the bacteria and mold that would otherwise develop in the moist warmer sleeping environment on memory foam are killed by the green tea additive to the foam. Measurable antimicrobial and antiodorant qualities in the green tea foam are achievable by adding green tea powder constituting less than 2% of the weight of the resulting green tea foam. A neck-support contour pillow is made using memory foam that contains green tea and a green dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventors: Suk Kan Oh, Youn Jae Lee