Abstract: One exemplary aspect of the present disclosure relates to, among other things, a tunable cushion including a core made of a polymer material, and at least one topper layer adjacent the core, which is also made of a polymer material. Further, the core and the at least one topper layer provide a cushion assembly having a support factor of less than or equal to 4 with an Indentation Load Deflection (ILD) determined using a 4 inch batt sample of the cushion assembly.
Abstract: A mattress (22) having a core structure (8) wherein side walls (15) are compressed inward and held in place using a preferably non-woven strip of fabric (21) or similar non-elastic or non-stretchable material that is wrapped around the side walls.
Abstract: A button restraint system involves a backing clip, an elastic band, and a specialty needle device and further describes a method of use thereof. The needle is used to route and secure the band through a fabric garment and through aperture portions of a button. The band is then secured to the backing clip to hold the button against the fabric. The system obviates the need for a conventional needle and thread to attach the button.
Abstract: A mattress core unit, such as an innerspring, is placed inside a foam envelope, which in turn is covered with fabric. The side and end rails of the envelope overlap the bottom panel, to provide good support for all edges of the mattress. The top panel of the envelope overlaps the side and end rails. To make a reversible mattress, an overlapping bottom foam panel is used. The method simplifies matress construction, reduces the number of required stock keeping units, and provides a comfortable, yet firm, feel at the edges of the mattress.
Abstract: A method for coupling together at least two layers of a mattress includes the steps of aligning each layer in its proper position in relation to the other layers of the mattress and, after the alignment step, inserting a plastic fastener through the layers. A fastener dispensing tool is provided for inserting plastic fasteners through the layers of the mattress. In one embodiment, the fastener dispensing tool includes a housing, a hollow sharpened needle fixedly coupled to the housing, an ejection mechanism for advancing a cross-bar of the plastic fastener through the hollow needle and a needle stop slidably coupled to the housing for limiting the degree of penetration of the hollow needle through the layers of the mattress. The needle stop is adapted to be releasably fixed in place by a locking member which is internally spring biased.
Abstract: An air mattress includes a top; a first fastener member positioned along at least a portion of a side edge of the mattress; a pocket formed on the top by a layer extending along the top and attached along its periphery to the air mattress, at least a portion of the layer being removably connectable to the air mattress by a second corresponding fastener member positioned along a section of the layer; and a visco-elastic pillow top removably received within the pocket. The fasteners may be zippers, hook and loop fasteners, buttons and eyelets, snap fasteners, magnets, or line connectors.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable covering sheet which is moisture vapour permeable and liquid impermeable and has odour control properties and, if desired, also active agent releasing properties. The disposable covering sheet comprises at least a moisture vapour permeable layer and a liquid impermeable but moisture vapour permeable film layer of thermoplastic compositions. The disposable covering sheet such as, for example, a mattress cover or a pillow cover gives a better comfort to the user by providing odour control properties and, if desired, also active agent releasing properties. The disposable covering sheet of the present invention can find a variety of applications wherein moisture vapour permeability and liquid imperviousness combined with specific odour control properties and preferably also active agent releasing properties are desirable.
March 28, 2003
September 18, 2003
The Procter & Gamble Company
Lidia Bonfanti, Antonella Pesce, Philip Porter, Elisabetta Russo, Giuseppe Sirianni, Rafael Trujillo