Abstract: A snoring prevention pillow includes: a center protrusion (101) allowing sleeper's head and neck to laterally rotate in either left or right direction at the center of upper and lower surfaces of a pillow body (10); a neck support (102) formed on lower portions of the upper and lower surfaces of the pillow body (10); and headrest portions (103) formed at opposite sides of the center protrusion (101) and each having a groove shape that is thinner than the pillow body (10), wherein the headrest portions (103) each have the groove that becomes deeper from the lower to upper portion in the upper lateral direction such that the head and the neck of the sleeper can be tilted in the upper lateral direction.
Abstract: A weighted lap pad comprising a base having a body-conforming configuration adapted to be placed across a lap of a seated user, the base having a plurality of channels having weights permanently enclosed within respective channels, the weights having a cumulative weight of greater than 2 pounds and a transparent window positioned at a surface of the base and in part defining a device pocket configured to receive a paper device or electronic touch screen device. The transparent window and associated pocket allowing a user to experience visual and multi-media sensation while simultaneously receiving tactile sensation of the weighted pad. The electronic device also allows for a variety of user control and sensory feedback options.
Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a human body is disclosed. The apparatus has a body assembly configured to support a back of the human body, a head assembly attached to the body assembly via an attachment portion, the head assembly including one or more members forming a recess configured to receive a head of the human body, and a slit disposed between the body assembly and the head assembly, the slit configured to open from a closed position to an open position to provide rotation of the head assembly relative to the body assembly.
Abstract: The invention relates to a cushion for use when lying in a prone position after breast surgery, the cushion (10) having a base body (12) with a recess (14). The underlying object of the present invention is to provide a cushion which can be used after breast surgery for lying or sleeping in a prone position and which also offers a high degree of lying comfort and protection for the operated breast. For this purpose, the base body (12) is formed of two layers and has a first harder layer (36) of foamed plastic and a second softer layer (38) of a viscoelastic material.
Abstract: An ergonomic and orthopedic pillow for avoiding face wrinkles during sleep including a first rest body where the user rests his head; a second rest body of a density greater than that of the first rest body, a filling portion inside the second rest body; the first and second rest bodies are defined in their upper part by a portion of generally rectangular shape, which in the lower part of each of its ends houses a pair of face receiving cavities in which the cavities of face reception have a half-heart shape, more specifically they are provided with a semicircular portion in their upper part from which in a tangential way a flat section with an opening angle of at least 45° with respect to a plane emerges perpendicular to the upper part of the first resting body where the flat section, at its termination, has a rounding on the periphery of the cavity.
Abstract: Described is a wearable device that combines a mechanism which is configured for modifying a head angle of the subject when in the supine position in order to achieve a head tilt position and a mechanism for causing a forward movement of the mandibles in order to obtain an optimal open airway in a subject. Embodiments of the device are configured to be attached to a bed, stretcher, or other flat surface.
Abstract: A swing training assembly includes a shuttle, a shuttle travel track, a tensioner, a shuttle displacement line and a shuttle pulley. The shuttle resides in the shuttle travel track and the shuttle pulley and shuttle displacement line are adapted to linearly displace the shuttle to different shuttle positions within the shuttle travel track in response to displacement forces applied to the shuttle pulley by a user pulling on the shuttle displacement line. The tensioner provides an opposing counter-force to control the rate of shuttle displacement. The swing training assembly may also include body positioning limits to maintain proper body alignment while the user pulls on the shuttle displacement line.
Abstract: A pillow for treating snoring and/or sleep apnea features at least one head recess having a bottom area for receiving and supporting a lateral side of a user's face, and a peripheral area spanning upwardly from the bottom area at a perimeter thereof. A neck channel extends from the head recess. The peripheral area of the head recess includes a chin region that reaches laterally outward from the neck channel at an angle and orientation such that the user's cervical spine resides in a relaxed non-extended state, and the user's mandible is maintained in a closed position. In embodiments for couples, first and second head recesses in the top of one pillow face inwardly toward one another, and third and fourth head recesses in either the bottom of the same pillow or the top of a separate pillow bottom surface face outwardly away from one another.
Abstract: An intercourse assembly is configured to enable human user to stimulate sexual intercourse. The apparatus is comprised of two cushions that each have a bullnose cutout on one side that is filled with a cushion bullnose made of a low-resilience polyurethane foam, such that when the cushions are attached, the two bullnose profile outlines are aligned. A formed pathway is made between the two cushion bullnoses to enable the user to simulate intercourse. A motor is attached to one of the bullnoses and configured to vibrate to enhance the user's enjoyment. Each cushion has an outer covering that features three hook and loop fasteners that enable the two cushions to attach to each other, as well as secure a washable liner to the apparatus through the use of two straps that each have two hook and loop fasteners on each end.
Abstract: The invention is directed to a portable head support designed to fit in the interior of a carry-on article carried by a passenger. The device provides head support for those who prefer sleeping in a face-down position and comprises a base and a head support connected along at least one of their abutting edges by a mechanism which permits the angle between the base and head support to be adjusted by the user.
Abstract: A cervical assist pillow, comprising, a lower back support portion having a wedge therein to accept a user's upper back and shoulders, an upper neck support portion adjacent the lower back support portion, the upper neck support portion having an extended height to support the users neck proximate a user's head and having a height to elevate the user's neck at a cervicomental angle between approximately 100 and 120 degree, a head support portion adjacent the upper neck support portion and having a concavity to accept the back of the user's head and a waist belt coupled to the lower back support portion at a first end and detachably couple-able to a user's midsection to prevent slippage from under the user's head and neck.
Abstract: A system for making a custom pillow using selected ones of several, different, interchangeable components, the selection based on a potential user's answers to questions that identify the user's needs and preferences in regard to pillow characteristics.
Abstract: A removable stretchable cover for exercise equipment has a first wall, a second wall, two side walls and two end walls arranged to form an interior cavity and an opening through which the exercise equipment is appointed to traverse. The opening is formed as a stretchable slit opening adapted to expand to engulf the exercise equipment, and contract in a closed configuration when the exercise equipment is housed within the interior cavity to substantially enclose the equipment within the cover. At least one anti-slip surface is integrated within at least one of the first wall, second wall, two side walls or two end walls. The cover is composed of a thin, stretchy, soft material so that it can be significantly stretched and contracted to snuggly fit over the exercise equipment. Examples of exercise equipment for which the cover is especially well suited include yoga blocks, foam rollers, exercise balls and arm handles of exercise machines.
Abstract: A pillow can include a head support surface configured to support at least a portion of a person's head, a first support having a first support surface with a first apex disposed at a first height a second support having a second support surface with a second apex disposed at a second height, and a third support having a third support surface with a third apex disposed at a third height. The support surfaces can support at least a portion of a person's neck when at least a portion of their head is in contact with the head support surface. One or more of the heights can differ from one or more other heights. A pillow can include one or more openings and one or more inserts configured to be disposed therein.
Abstract: The present application discloses a pillow, the pillow includes a pillow body; a first raised portion disposed on a first side of the pillow body and having a first raised height so as to support a neck of a human body in a supine position; and a second raised portion disposed on a side of the pillow body and having a second raised height so as to support the neck of the human body in a lateral position; wherein the first height is less than the second height. In the present application, the first side of the pillow body is provided with raised portions with different positions, which can meet the different requirements of heights of the pillow of human body in different sleeping positions, the structure is simple, and is helpful for human head to relax and improve sleep quality.
Abstract: A pillow is described. The pillow includes an elongate outer fabric cover at least partially forming a closed elongate tube with the outer cover. The pillow also includes at least one aperture in the closed elongate tube, the at least one aperture having a selective closure associated therewith. Further, the pillow includes at least one baffle formed within the elongate tube. The at least one baffle is formed of fabric and is coupled to the outer cover at at least three points around the interior of the elongate tube. Further still, the pillow includes a filling material disposed within the elongate tube, the filing material comprises individual pieces of filling material. The filling material is configured with a size that it may bypass the baffle, but not generally freely. The elongate outer fabric and the filling material are configured to be bendable to any of a variety of shapes.
Abstract: A pillow may include a pillowcase having a first end, a second end opposing the first end, and first and second opposing sides extending between the first end and the second end. The pillowcase also may include first and second end chambers respectively adjacent the first and second ends, a medial chamber between the first and second end chambers, and baffles extending between the first and second opposing sides and defining the first and second end chambers and the medial chamber. The pillow also may include a pillow insert within one of the first and second end chambers, and the medial chamber.
Abstract: A foam core mattress including a cushion layer having a foam with an IFD of between about 6 to about 18 and a density of between about 1.5 lb./ft3 to about 4 lb./ft3. The mattress includes a core that is coupled with a bottom surface of the cushion layer. The core includes a matrix of rebond foam pieces that includes at least 5% foam pieces having volumes of less than about 0.5 in3, at least 40% foam pieces having volumes of between about 0.5 and 2.0 in3, and at least 20% foam pieces having volumes of greater than 2.0 in3, wherein the core has an IFD of between about 21 and 36. The mattress includes a base layer coupled with a bottom surface of the core. The base layer has an IFD of between about 28 to about 70 and a density of between 1.5 lb./ft3 to about 2 lb./ft3.
Abstract: Aspects herein relate to a wedge shaped lateral support cushion that facilitates a side resting position for a user. The wedge shaped lateral support cushion in accordance with aspects herein is a unitary structure that is configured to support the head and the upper torso area of the user. In order to provide a proper alignment of the user's body in the side resting position, the wedge shaped lateral support cushion comprises a nook that is configured to receive the shoulder of the user so that the user has full range of motion of the arm that corresponds to the shoulder that is in accommodated in the nook. As such, the user can remain in the side resting position for prolonged periods of time, and can perform activities such as side sleeping, cuddling with a partner, lounging, and the like.
Abstract: An adjustable pillow (1), which includes a casing (2) and a closable opening (12) to access the interior of the casing (2) where a plurality of small pillows (17) are contained. The small pillows (17) have filling (26) that provides support to the pillow (1) that is adjustable. The adjustment process involves a single variable of adjusting the quantity of small pillows (17) contained within the pillow (1) interior. This process allows incremental and simultaneous adjustments to the firmness, density, height and size of the pillow (1). Small pillows (17) are unique in shape, filling density and materials that allows them to self-adjust within the pillow (1) interior, creating a unified group of level filling (26) for the pillow. Small pillows (17) provide pleasing increments of adjustment that accommodates a wide range of sleeping positions and comfort preferences.
Abstract: Presented herein are various methods for using head positioning pillows to optimize respiratory titration. More specifically, the method includes a first step of determining an optimal relative angle between the patient's mouth and throat at which the patient's airway is optimally opened. The method also includes a second step of adjusting a head positioning pillow relative to the patient's head and neck to modify and transform the configuration of the pillow to achieve a pillow position that achieves the optimal relative angle.
Abstract: A method of pillow customization includes analyzing shapes associated with people through the use of sensors to create analytical data; receiving photos from a subject user through a first computing device and a server; determining a firmness of a mattress of the subject user based on the photos; determining body measurements of the subject based on the photos through one or more algorithms and a second computing device; providing the subject user with a pillow diagram, the pillow diagram having one or more zones, each of the one or more zones being customizable in firmness; receiving one or more subject user inputted selections through the first computing device; and designing a pillow based on the firmness of the mattress, the body measurements, and the one or more subject user inputted characteristics, the pillow being customized to the subject user.
Abstract: A massage apparatus device with circular plates, which is compact enough to fit into a laptop bag yet versatile enough to engage the five elements of fitness training. It is an improvement over prior art that focuses on only one or two fitness elements. A top and bottom circular plate each having a tapered circular hole in the center of each plate and holes located around the circumference of each plate; and a flexible covering with rods wherein the rods removably engage the circular holes of each circular plate when folded in a cylindrical shape for massage. It is designed to easily disassemble and re-assemble. The top and bottom circular plates also function as double-sided discs used to perform exercises such as gliding. Further, the top and bottom circular plates when placed on a first and second ball are used to stand on to improve one's stability and coordination.
Abstract: A chin rest includes a body having opposing sides, a front, a back, a top having a top surface, and a bottom having a bottom surface. The top further defines a top plane between a front and back of the top, and the bottom defines a bottom plane between a front of the bottom and a back of the bottom. The top plane and bottom plane form an angle so that the chin rest can comfortable sit between a user's chin and the user's chest, with the user's chin resting on the top surface, and the bottom surface engaged against the user's upper chest. The user's head can be comfortably supported while the user is seated, allowing the user to relax muscles in the neck and avoid strain and other issues normally associated with resting without support in a seated position.
July 9, 2020
Date of Patent:
May 18, 2021
Dr. Cliff's Products, LLC
Leonard Titayevsky, Clifford Jay Shapiro
Abstract: An inflatable seat cushion apparatus for comfort and pain prevention includes a cushion bladder having a bladder front side, a bladder back side, a bladder top side, a bladder bottom side, a bladder left side, and a bladder right side defining a bladder inside. A pump is coupled to the cushion bladder. The pump is coupled to the bladder left side within the bladder inside and has an intake vent and a power switch extending through the bladder left side. The power switch activates the pump to inflate the bladder inside. A release valve is coupled to the cushion bladder and extends through the bladder left side to selectively deflate the bladder inside. A pair of foam wings is coupled to the cushion bladder. The pair of foam wings is coupled to the bladder top side adjacent the bladder left side and the bladder right side.
Abstract: A spooning pillow system and a method of using the same is provided. The spooning pillow system and method embodies a spooning pillow having an arm cavity adapted for a rearward individual in a spooning configuration may comfortably position their underlying arm therein. The spooning pillow system may also include a spooning pillowcase with connector flaps interconnecting the spooning pillowcase with auxiliary pillowcases encasing convention pillows so that the encased conventional pillows are movably attached to the spooning pillowcase. Thereby the encased convention pillows may be moved between an uncovered condition and a covered condition covering the arm cavity so that the spooning individuals can rest their heads on the conventional pillows.
Abstract: A support cushion has a wedge-shaped body for supporting a woman's abdomen and an elongate pillow body receivable between the woman's legs for supporting the woman's knees, pelvic joints, and lower back while she is lying on her side. A fabric covering defining first and second compartments, respectively shaped and sized for receiving the wedge-shape body and elongate pillow body therein, and configured relative to one another thereby to orientate one end of the elongate pillow body end-to-end with one of the side ends of the wedge-shaped body such that the elongate pillow body extends laterally outwardly from the wedge-shaped body. The lower surface of the wedge-shaped body and the lower surface of the elongate pillow body are substantially co-planar, with the rear surface of the wedge-shaped body being the rearmost surface of the support cushion.
Abstract: An exercise foam roller having a plurality of elongated tube sectors where each sector has first and second longitudinal edges with at least a portion of the outer surface covered with foam and hinges interconnecting the tube sectors along their first longitudinal edges and fasteners detachably interconnecting the tube sectors along their second longitudinal edges.
May 15, 2017
Date of Patent:
January 12, 2021
DeLovell Earls, Andrew Smith, Charles Lewis
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.
Abstract: Neck treatment devices for treating the neck of a person is disclosed herein. The treatment devices have front to back treatment elements with multiple extending ridges located in spaced apart side by side relationship extending substantially in parallel from, at or towards the front edge of treatment element to the back edge of treatment element with a relatively gentle sloping curve in their front portion and a more pronounced curve in their back portion. A method of using the neck treatment device is also disclosed.
Abstract: A universal pillow for seating on a base surface includes a top surface having a negative parabolic shape or a convex shape relative to the base surface and a bottom surface having a concave shape relative to the base surface. The pillow includes up to five zones I-V, with a center zone I being designed for side sleepers, the two adjacent zones II, III being designed for back sleepers, and the two adjacent, outer zones IV, V being designed for stomach sleepers. The pillow may have different sections and parts in order to vary the feel of the pillow.
Abstract: Apparatus for distracting the hip joint of a patient, said apparatus comprising: a perineal post for engagement with a leg of the patient, said perineal post comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein said first portion is configured for mounting to a table, and further wherein said second portion is movable relative to said first portion so as to change the geometry of the perineal post relative to a patient supported on the table.
July 9, 2018
Date of Patent:
October 13, 2020
Julian Nikolchev, William Kaiser, Brett Page
Abstract: An infant support pillow for supporting an infant or small child in a lying or seated position comprising a pillow shell and a resilient fill material that defines a recessed center portion surrounded partially or fully by a raised perimeter portion. The pillow shell can comprise various features, including fabric types, attachments, appliqués and stitching, configured to represent an object or character. The recessed center portion and the raised peripheral portion are configured such that the infant is comfortably and stably supported at an incline.
April 14, 2016
Date of Patent:
July 28, 2020
Eden Peterson, Hayley Jackson, Alison Wright, Anjum Mohyuddin
Abstract: Certain embodiments herein relate to a neck pillow comprising a lower tier and an upper tier. In various embodiments, the lower tier is configured for a user to lay on when sleeping on his or her back, and the upper tier is configured for the user to lay on when sleeping on his or her side. The lower tier and the upper tier may be connected via a middle section. The bottom of the lower tier and the upper tier may comprise a flat bottom that is disposed flat against the surface a user is sleeping on.
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.
Abstract: A pillow is provided that includes a latex foam to provide comfort and support to the body of a user. The pillow includes a latex foam layer connected to at least one additional foam component. An internal foam layer is also included in the pillow, with the latex foam layer and the additional foam component disposed about the internal foam layer.
March 5, 2018
Date of Patent:
June 30, 2020
Sealy Technology, LLC
Michael J. Fulkerson, Edward K. Wolff, Angela Li
Abstract: A pillow comprising two sections of generally equal size made of pillow material, each section with a different firmness, where one section forms an upper half of the pillow and the other section forms the lower half of the pillow. Each section has a domed top and a bottom, where the bottoms of each section are joined together. The pillow may include holes extending through or at least partially through the pillow. The two joined sections may further be covered by the covering having a top layer and bottom layer joined together by a gusset.
Abstract: A pillow includes a support body. A shape-adapting frame is within the support body. The shape-adapting frame is configured to be moved into and maintained in a desired position. At least one sensor is configured to detect at least one condition. The sensor(s) may be in communication with a monitoring control unit of a monitoring system.
November 13, 2018
Date of Patent:
May 12, 2020
THE BOEING COMPANY
Cynthia A. Vandewall, Swati Chopra, Brian Keller, Blake Lane, Shuai Mu, Elizabeth O'Hearn, Chuyu Ruan, Craig Vogel
Abstract: Embodiments of cradle frames and cushions are described herein. A cradle frame includes a connection assembly, a support assembly, and a gear assembly. The connection assembly is configured to couple the cradle frame to a structure. The support assembly includes two side sections, and a middle section that is curved and positioned substantially between the two side sections. The gear assembly is coupled to the adjustment assembly for controlling the positioning of the support assembly. A cushion has a contoured upper side, and one or more opening in the middle part of the cushion on the underside.
Abstract: A contoured pillow having a top and a bottom for resting upon a surface, and including an outer cover and padding positioned in the outer cover. The pillow may have a central portion extending along a central lateral axis and lobe portions extending outwardly from the central portion, and an upper surface of the central portion may include proximal and distal sections. The proximal section of the upper surface may be located a greater distance from the bottom of the pillow than the distal section of the upper surface.
Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, provided is a meditation support device that is used by being held by hands, the meditation support device including: a sound output module that outputs sound whose volume varies in order to guide timing of respiration; and a vibration generator that generates vibration whose magnitude varies in order to guide timing of respiration.
August 25, 2017
Date of Patent:
April 28, 2020
Ken Akimoto, Kana Nakano, Ryoya Sugano, Ryo Makishima
Abstract: Embodiments of cradle frames and cushions are described herein. A cradle frame includes a connection assembly, a support assembly, an adjustment assembly, and a gear assembly. The connection assembly is configured to couple the cradle frame to a structure. The support assembly includes two side sections, and a middle section that is curved downward and positioned substantially between the two side sections. The adjustment assembly is coupled to the support assembly for adjusting the positioning of the support assembly. The gear assembly is coupled to the adjustment assembly for controlling the positioning of the support assembly. A cushion has a contoured upper side, and one or more opening in the middle part of the cushion on the underside.
Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for a sleep device that includes a core having a top portion, a bottom portion, a top side, a bottom side, a first side, and a second side. A first padded surface covers the top portion of the core, and a second padded surface covers the bottom portion of the core. The top side is generally linear and extends to a first end and a second end on either side of the top side, a first side extends downwardly from the first end and a second side extends downwardly from a second end, the first end and second end extends downwardly to a bottom side, wherein the bottom side contains two-spaced apart knobs and centrally located cavity between the two spaced-apart knobs.
Abstract: Multi-layered pillowcases and methods of making and using the same are discussed herein. The multi-layered pillowcase generally includes an outer pillowcase and an inner pillowcase, wherein the inner pillowcase is smaller in total size than the outer pillowcase so as to allow the inner pillowcase to float inside the outer pillowcase and wherein the inner pillowcase is secured to the outer pillowcase.
Abstract: The multiple pod pillow system according to the present invention may be configured as a headpiece multiple pod pillow system a central pod, a first pod, and a second pod. Each of the pods may be independent and self-contained relative to the other pods. The multiple pod pillow system may also include hand straps or attachment fixtures that allow for the optional connection of one or more additional extension pods. The aforementioned hand straps and the aforementioned attachment fixtures may attach to the one or more additional extension pods. The one or more individual pods of the multiple pod pillow system may be configured, alone or in combination, to support the weight of the head and keep the neck at a height that will keep it in line with the spine when the user is sleeping on user's back or side.
Abstract: An articulated chin rest is assembly is provided for supporting the chin of a patient under monitored anesthesia care, sedation, general anesthesia, or other medical procedure to ensure that their airway is unobscured. The assembly may comprise a clamp adaptable to grip a variety of structures, a first and a second length of rigid material sequentially and rotatably connected to the clamp, and a chin rest finally rotatably connected to the second length of rigid material. Means for rotatably linking the clamp, first and second lengths of rigid material, and chin rest allow each element to rotate in three dimensional space so that the assembly mechanically mimics, and is ultimately usable in place of, an anesthesiologist's hand for tilting the patient's head and securely supporting the patient's chin.
Abstract: An adjustable spine alignment pillow for improving a user's by encouraging the spinal alignment of the back. The pillow includes a first side connected to a second side via a recessed central portion wherein the recessed central portion is compartmentalized. The pillow casing comprises a plurality of pockets, wherein a first pocket is disposed on the first side and the second pocket is disposed on the second side. The recessed central portion bisects the first side and the second side, wherein the recessed central portion includes a thickness less than a thickness of either the first pocket or the second pocket, wherein the recessed central portion is dimensioned to receive the head of a user in a supine position lying thereon. The apertures are sealed with a fastener to allow for the adding or removing of stuffing into the pillow, thereby allowing for adjustments in firmness.
Abstract: A waterproof dry bag with water potable material that utilizes a sealable connection to enable the user the option of collecting water and dispersing it through a bottom of the bag and which can be filtered with a water filter device. The bag can also be used to pump an air mattress.
Abstract: A method of making a pillow includes obtaining a first pillow half having an outer surface and an inner surface having a first cavity formed therein, filling the first cavity with a first filler material, obtaining a second pillow half having an outer surface and an inner surface having a second cavity formed therein, and filling the second cavity with a second filler material. The method includes, after the filling steps, juxtaposing the inner surface of the first pillow half with the inner surface of the second pillow half and joining the first and second pillow halves together to form a pillow.