With Decorative Structure Patents (Class 5/907)

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Mirror (Class 5/908)
  • Patent number: 8966681
    Abstract: A mat (10) comprises an origin (54) that is positioned along one of a first axis (12F) and a second axis (12S); a first indicia that is positioned symmetrically relative to the origin (54); and a second indicia that is positioned symmetrically relative to only one of the axes. The first indicia can include a plurality of longitudinal lines (28) that are substantially parallel to one another. The plurality of longitudinal lines (28) can include (i) a longitudinal centerline (32), (ii) a pair of first longitudinal lines (34) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32), (iii) a pair of second longitudinal lines (36) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32), and (iv) a pair of third longitudinal lines (38) that are equally spaced on either side of the longitudinal centerline (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Linda L. Burch
  • Patent number: 8959684
    Abstract: A wall-mounted slipcover headboard for a bed combines comfort of an upholstered headboard with the ease of removable covers while it solves the problem of hanging art above the bed by incorporating art into the bed. The headboard has a modular, frame, a cushioning pad and a removable slipcover. For example, the removable slipcover features printed art. The headboard's back side has horizontal dowels that slide on to a hanging medium, allowing for flexibility in mounting the hanging medium in the strongest place on a wall with the least amount of damage to the wall, while allowing the headboard to slide horizontally to be centered above a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Astrid Oyo-Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8875326
    Abstract: A sheet that includes an upper portion, a lower portion, four side portions and at least one strap is disclosed. The four side portions correspond to a first pair of sides and a second pair of sides. The first pair of sides corresponds to a top side and a bottom side opposite of each other. The second pair of sides corresponds to a left side and a right side opposite of each other. The upper portion is opposite the lower portion. The lower portion has an opening. At least one strap is attached to a point in the lower portion and an opposite point in the lower portion and extends across the opening in lower portion. At least one strap has a single indicator. The indicator indicates the position and/or size of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Lisa Bernath, Grunberger Margalit
  • Patent number: 8869325
    Abstract: A convertible blanket, method of converting a convertible blanket and kit including a convertible blanket are described. A convertible blanket includes a fabric blanket portion having a top end, a bottom end and sides. The convertible blanket also includes one or more front-of-creature features defining a front of the creature. The front-of-creature features are disposed on a surface of the fabric blanket portion to offset the front of the creature from each of the sides of the fabric blanket portion. The convertible blanket also includes one or more fasteners attached to the fabric blanket portion. The one or more fasteners are configured to releasably hold the convertible blanket in a position where the toy is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: FFD Designs (Canada) Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl Ng, Evelyn Yu
  • Patent number: 8321980
    Abstract: A flexible system is provided for surrounding a perimeter and covering a top surface of a mattress. The flexible system supports one or more appendage(s) of a character. The flexible system includes a textile or fabric frame for covering portions of a head side, a foot side and intermediate sides of the mattress. The textile or fabric frame forms an opening around a portion of a top surface of the mattress, where the opening has an inner peripheral edge. The flexible system further includes a cover sheet positioned over the top surface, and having an outer peripheral edge that is removably attached to the inner peripheral edge of the opening of the frame. The appendage(s) of the character are supported on the textile or fabric frame at one or more of the head side, the foot side and the intermediate sides of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Incredibeds LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy Maloney
  • Patent number: 8307478
    Abstract: A disposable comfort sheet has a waterproof layer and an absorbent layer, with adhesive strips applied to the waterproof layer along side edges. The sheet is adapted for use with a patient transfer device having upper and lower counter-rotating belts, and protects the upper belt against contamination. The patient transfer device may have registration marks for installation of the sheet, and indicator marks can be printed at predetermined locations on the waterproof layer for alignment with the registration marks. The sheet may include various means for indicating prior use by a patient, such as an ink pattern made of a heat-sensitive or moisture-sensitive ink. The sheet may further include a peel-away layer releasably bonded to the absorbent layer, with additional longitudinal adhesive strips applied to the side edges of the peel-away layer. The peel-away layer protects the lower belt against contamination from the sheet after a patient is delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: MediGlider Corp.
    Inventors: Richard A. Patterson, Bryan D. Blackford
  • Patent number: 8122538
    Abstract: A wind-resistant, souvenir-collecting beach towel with hidden pockets has a towel portion, a compartment at one end of the towel portion, an opening accessible from the underside of the beach towel opposite the edge of the end of the towel portion where the compartment is, and a souvenir receiving portion forming a perimeter around the towel portion and having apertures where ball bungee cords and pegs are secured. The compartment has a top and a bottom layer and is attached to the underside of the towel portion and has hidden pockets. Some of the hidden pockets have openings recessed from an outside edge of the compartment such that the opening is not exposed to the environment and is not visible to passersby, and one of the hidden pockets is accessible only through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Alpha Sun & Sport - AS&S, LLC
    Inventor: Alan McBrearty
  • Patent number: 8028362
    Abstract: The toe protecting bed frame accessory includes an angled brace formed of two sides that meet at a spine to form a right angle therein. The two sides each have curved steps that descend from a top corner at the spine down to the floor at opposing ends. The accessory features a plurality of adjustable straps that enable the accessory to be secured about different corners of a bed frame. The sides of the accessory are filled with a soft material that prevents painful foot and toe jams when kicked against the bed frame. The sides of the accessory are upholstered in a fabric that matches a bedspread or window treatment within the same room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Fred Barreau, Neerja Barreau
  • Patent number: 7987536
    Abstract: A sleep system includes a sack and a sleeping bag. The sack includes an exterior surface, an interior surface, a closed end and an open end. The exterior surface of the closed end includes decorative features of an animal head. The sleeping bag is configured to be stored in the sack when not in use. The sleeping bag includes a fastener that detachably connects at least two edges of the sleeping bag and has a fastener pull. The fastener pull includes an animal tail corresponding with the animal head located on the exterior surface of the closed end of the sack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Habig, Mari L. Anderson, Elizabeth C. Kern, Adam D. Hoppus, Keegan L. Garvey
  • Patent number: 7793366
    Abstract: A combined wall treatment and bed, that is, a unit which resembles a decorative wall treatment, such as a painting, when in the upright and stowed position, but which can be lowered to provide a comfortable bed. When the unit is in the upright and stowed position its appearance is that of a thin (4½?) wall treatment, the thickness of a large painting, and thus consumes practically no living space. A fixed component can be attached to any standard wall construction without modification; it supports the lower edge of a movable portion and defines an axis about which the movable portion pivots to provide a functional and comfortable bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Nathan Lee Stoltzfus
  • Patent number: 7743442
    Abstract: A system is provided for enhancing the safety of a sleeping arrangement for a child on a bed. The bed includes a mattress and a boxspring. The system includes a frame to enclose a perimeter of the mattress and the boxspring. The frame includes a plurality of sections, which are removably attached at respective junctures with hook and loop fasteners. An outer surface of the frame is formed from a plush material. The plurality of sections includes a pair of side sections which extend along a respective pair of opposing side surfaces of the mattress and the boxspring. The pair of side sections includes a respective vertical bumper configured to extend from a top portion of the side sections by a predetermined height, to prevent the child on the bed from passing outside the side surfaces of the mattress and falling from the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: The Incredibeds LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Maloney, Randy Ray Vaughn
  • Patent number: 7546648
    Abstract: A bed, such as for a child, includes a plurality of block components releasably interconnected to form a ring with an open area therein large enough for a person to sleep in, the block components including inner and outer surfaces simulating a stadium for a professional sport such as football, baseball, soccer, rugby, hockey, or the like. Accessories such as goal posts, lights, a score board, and box office seating can be attached to the block components, and also additional accessories such as pillows, rugs, mats, mattresses, and the like can be positioned in and around the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Jason R. Steffes
  • Patent number: 7383598
    Abstract: A bed cover (12) comprising an envelope (13) made of a textile fabric for receiving a filling material. The envelope (13) has a generally rectangular shaped portion (14) for covering a bed, and a projection (15) that extends beyond one edge of the rectangular portion (14) defining a pocket for receiving a filling material to form a comforter (17) for the occupant of the bed to cuddle. The filling material is preferably a complementary shaped duvet or quilt comprising a main portion of generally rectangular shape and a second portion that defines the comforter (17), that is fitted inside the envelope (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Cuddle Buddies Limited
    Inventor: Mark Titcomb
  • Patent number: 7363665
    Abstract: A bed frame having a bumper assembly that can be added to the foot end of the bed frame in order to extend the length of the bed frame fully support the box spring and mattress. The bumper assembly can be factory installed or provided as a kit to install on site and includes a rigid straight member and curved ends dimensioned and radiused to surround the box spring. An extender rail is also optionally added to the normal center beam and affixed to support the rigid straight member. The extender rail can have a leg that supports the extender rail from the floor and that support thereby includes a support for the bumper assembly. The completed bed frame with the extender assembly also can have various protective members affixed thereto in order to provide protection to a user as well as improve the overall appearance of the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Finger Lakes Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Polevoy, Paul Eric Carlson, Howard Scott Ryan
  • Patent number: 7343636
    Abstract: A combination cheering aid and a seat cushion has a first elongate polygonal clapper. The first polygonal clapper has two ends, a lower end, and an upper end. The lower end has a hand hold cavity therein for insertion of user fingers. An anchor is connected to the first polygonal clapper, the anchor has two ends, an insertion end and an attachment end. The anchor insertion end has two flexible tines which are directed toward the anchor attachment end. The anchor attachment end has an eyelet formed therein for attachment of accessories to the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: John M. Castillo
  • Patent number: 7155761
    Abstract: An interchangeable furniture system for providing an interchangeable furniture element having faces with different appearances. The desired face may be selected and the interchangeable furniture element selectively oriented to make that face visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Lane Furniture Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James DeRose
  • Patent number: 7017202
    Abstract: A cover furnishing, generally made of a single continuous piece of rectangular plastic or suitable material affixed to cover and conceal the underside of a top bunk or loft bed system to prevent particles from falling from the mattress or on a ceiling above the top bed. The board may depict characters, designs, artwork, textures, photographs or any other desired designs imaged onto the board via current acceptable printing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Seth J. Chisholm
  • Patent number: 7000273
    Abstract: Shaped body pillows and pillowcases of comfortably curved shapes and hollows are provided. Articles of the invention include pillows and cases having three-dimensional shapes including a headrest portion, a trunk portion, and a tail portion, bounded by arcuate margins which form three-dimensional modified comma shapes or modified J-shapes. Advantageously, shaped pillows and pillowcases of the invention include a comfortable hollow formed between the headrest and trunk portions for supporting the head and other portions of a child's body. Pillows and pillowcases of the invention are provided with at least one character zone for permanently or reversibly holding and displaying one or more characters, such as a kitten, dog, rabbit or mouse. Articles of the invention may comprise one or more pockets or pouches that may be integrated with the design elements of the product, and may comprise a portion of the one or more characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventors: Deborah Rivera-Wienhold, Elizabeth Gradie-Chinn
  • Patent number: 6845532
    Abstract: Display mattress protectors are provided that protect mattresses in a mattress showroom when customers lie on the mattresses and place their feet on the mattresses. A display mattress protector may be formed from a clear vinyl sheet with reverse-printed promotional information on its lower surface. The promotional information may include a manufacturer's logo. By reverse printing the promotional information on the underside of the mattress protector, the printed information is not subject to wear from the shoes of the customers. Because the sheet is clear, the promotional information is visible to the customers. Because the vinyl is thick, the vinyl does not wrinkle significantly. Shock cord firmly attaches the mattress protector to the mattress. Barbs at the ends of the shock cord attach the shock cord to the vinyl sheet. Cord stoppers are used to make coarse adjustments to the lengths of the shock cord to accommodate different mattresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventor: Edward A. Rosenblum
  • 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: 6728981
    Abstract: A portable play enclosure area for use with interchangeable decorative theme covers converts a bed having removable bed rails into a play area. The portable play area upper enclosure has an upper structural frame defining a top area; a plurality of vertical bars having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end is coupled to the upper structural frame; and, a coupling mechanism for removably attaching the distal end of the plurality of vertical bars to the removable bed rails. The coupling mechanism enables the upper structural frame and plurality of vertical bars to be removed from the bed rails as a free standing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Ray Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 6675408
    Abstract: Modular airplane shaped bedroom furniture provides a line of bedroom furniture for children that is in the general shape of an airplane. The body of the airplane incorporates a standard twin size mattress. The nose of the modular airplane shaped bedroom furniture incorporates a clothes hamper and wastebasket, while the top of the nose section provides a desk. The single center-mounted propeller is fixed in place so that it cannot turn and provides hanging hooks for clothes, book bags and the like. The wing section on one side of the modular airplane shaped bedroom furniture is a toy box, while the wing on the other side provides six drawers for storage. Under-bed storage provides room for more drawers or an additional roll away bed for use by another child. The tail section can be used as a bookshelf or for storage of shoes. Finally, the cockpit area can be used for storage of a radio, CD player, small television or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Cecile L. Mason
  • Patent number: 6658677
    Abstract: A system for replacing furniture panels which includes a frame secured to a piece of furniture and a panel which may be inserted or otherwise slid into the frame and secured therein is disclosed. The panel has front and rear surfaces having different appearances and either surface can be exposed. This allows the decor of the furniture to be easily and quickly changed at will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: P. J. Kids, LLC
    Inventor: Stewart Paul
  • Patent number: 6629321
    Abstract: A support structure is configured into the appearance of a day bed. A body supporting and transporting tray is removably positioned atop the support structure and comprises a bottom, a pair of opposed sides and a pair of opposed ends. Each end includes a pair of elongated horizontal slots therein serving as handholds for grasping and lifting the tray. The support structure comprises a rectangular, planar platform having opposed front and rear edges and opposed end edges. Legs are connected to the platform and extend downwardly to support the platform above a floor surface. A back is connected to the rear edge of the platform along a lower edge of the back, the back projecting upwardly from the platform. A side is connected to each end edge of the platform and to a respective side edge of the back, with each side projecting upwardly from the platform. The support structure is convertible into a memorial table by substituting a table top structure for the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot B. Hunt, Dale Meyer
  • Patent number: 6574812
    Abstract: An infant activity device includes a base, a support member and an upper member. The support member extends from the base to the upper member to support the upper member above the base. An infant activity panel is attachable between the upper member and the base. An infant activity fastener also is attachable to the infant activity device to secure, for example, a toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Vermont Juvenile Furniture Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris D. Jakubowski, Scott S. Jakubowski, Todd M. Jakubowski
  • Publication number: 20020133876
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for trimming the lower structure of a piece of furniture such as a bed or a couch which consists in covering the sides of said structure with a generally rectangular elongated strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Marie-Paule Pajanacci, Sophie Pajanacci
  • Patent number: 6427267
    Abstract: A blanket and stuffed toy combination including a blanket having a front and back side, a first and second end, and a stuffed toy having a first portion affixed to the first end of the blanket, a second half affixed to the second end of the blanket and a rear portion affixed to the back of the blanket. In an alternative embodiment, the first and second portions of the stuffed animal define first and second interior chambers. When folded, portions of the blanket can be received into the first and second interior chambers such that the invention substantially resembles a complete stuffed animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Lori Turner
  • Patent number: 6301731
    Abstract: An infant activity device includes a base, a support member and an upper member. The support member extends from the base to the upper member to support the upper member above the base. An infant activity panel is attachable between the upper member and the base. An infant activity fastener also is attachable to the infant activity device to secure, for example, a toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Vermont Juvenile Furniture
    Inventors: Chris D. Jakubowski, Scott S. Jakubowski, Todd M. Jakubowski
  • Patent number: 6233763
    Abstract: An improved blanket with an attached pocket for retaining an amusement figure is disclosed. A blanket comprising a pocket attached to a surface of the blanket, the pocket having an opening and an interior region; and an amusement figure positioned within the interior region of the pocket and having at least a portion of the amusement figure extending beyond the opening, a lower portion of the amusement figure being permanently attached to the blanket, the amusement figure being configured with enough material to enable limited range movement of the amusement figure outside of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Susan Spaan
  • Patent number: 6230341
    Abstract: The center indicator for bedding of this invention includes an indicator of the center line or mid-point between edges of bedding materials, or bed cloths, sheets, blankets, bed spreads, comforters, quilts, coverlets, and other bedding. The center indicator marks or makes obvious the center line of the bedding. This provides an easy method for a person to quickly and properly make a bed with equal amounts of material falling on each side of the bed. It eliminates the need to move back and forth to adjust the bedding material. Since the use of the center indicator for bedding makes it easy to position the bedding, the provisions of this invention are very helpful in teaching and helping a child or mentally impaired person to make a bed. The center indicator could be by many different methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Alice P. Dudley
  • Patent number: 6216292
    Abstract: A protective cover for the foot of a mattress comprises a web of preferably clear plastic that is rectangular and generally elongate. The web wraps around the foot of the mattress overlapping itself beneath the mattress where it is tightly secured to itself by hook and loop fastening material. Attached to the web along an upper edge thereof at the end of the mattress is an apron which hangs down covering the mattress end. The web serves to protect the mattress from soiling during testing by a consumer while the apron serves to provide for information indicia about the mattress brand, style and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Simmons Co.
    Inventors: Timothy Oakhill, Anna Stevenson
  • Patent number: 6014782
    Abstract: A protective mattress cover for the foot of a mattress which can fit mattresses having varying thicknesses is disclosed. The mattress cover adjustably connects to itself underneath the mattress or to the box spring decking material beneath the mattress. In this way, the mattress cover can firmly wrap mattresses having various thicknesses. The mattress cover protects the mattress from soiling during testing by a consumer. The mattress cover is preferably made of a clear material so that the mattress appearance, product information, labels and logos are not obscured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Dream World Design
    Inventor: Anna Stevenson
  • Patent number: 5950257
    Abstract: A multi-use children's play set in the form of a simulated vehicle having an elongated, hollow body with front and rear ends and a pair of sides. One side is designed so as to have a plurality of openings with drawers slidably held therein. One of the drawers holds a futon, and a door is provided in the one side to allow a child to enter and exit from a seating area in the interior of the vehicle. A desk and seat for play or writing is provided at one end, while the front end is hollow and may be used for storage or to hold a further futon or mattress. One or more doors may be provided in the hollow front end of the vehicle to allow access into and out of the hollow interior thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventors: Audrey R. Smith, R. Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 5913771
    Abstract: An end board for supporting a child's bed comprises a base section and an upper section extending from and spanning the width of the base section. Connected slots are defined by the upper surface of the end board. At least one child's toy is located in, and retained by the slots such that the child's toy can slide within and be positioned at any point along the connected slots. At least one of the slots extends to the peripheral edge of the upper surface and is adapted to allow one or more the child's toys to be loaded into the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Inventor: David Nail
  • Patent number: 5802637
    Abstract: An improved dust ruffle or fabric skirt design is provided, which is readily placeable about and removable from a bed or other structures in the home. The skirt comprises an elongated fabric sleeve having a first end and a second end and includes an outer fabric wall and an inner fabric wall. The fabric walls define an elongated passage in which an elongated elastic tape member is received intermediate the two walls. The tape member is elasticized in order to provide, when stretched and in place around a box spring or other structure, an inwardly directed force against the inner fabric wall in order that the skirt or ruffle can be fixed in place on a bedding assembly, a furniture piece, or some other home fixture. The tape member may be removed from the passageway of the fabric sleeve before washing or laundering the skirt or dust ruffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: Nancy Bordo
  • Patent number: 5737784
    Abstract: A bed frame to protect a person during a calamity is constructed from generally horizontal upper and lower subassemblies secured to two generally vertical end supporting subassemblies. The subassemblies are secured together by internal securing devices to resemble a conventional bed, and the entire assembly is secured to a supporting surface by further securing devices held internally of the two generally vertical end supporting assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Inventor: Douglas S. Jackman
  • Patent number: 5718010
    Abstract: A pillow with advertising collar includes an elongated pillow having enlarged ends and a smaller diameter central portion with a generally cylindrical collar encircling the central portion and having printed indicia on an outward face thereof. The collar has a diameter greater than the central portion but less than the ends of the pillows, thereby retaining the collar in position on the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Products Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael B. Beier
  • Patent number: 5655236
    Abstract: A bed sheet of generally rectangular configuration defines a pair of opposing long edges and a pair of opposing short edges. The bed sheet includes indicia extending substantially along at least one of the edges thereof. The indicia is in the form of a repeated pattern of an alphabet letter indicating a size of the sheet. In addition, the indicia may be color coded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventor: Joan D. Murray
  • Patent number: 5638561
    Abstract: A combination infant blanket and toy is disclosed consisting of the following machine washable, flame-retardant components: a doll head with a pleasant face, fabric cut-out for "curly" hair and a fabric loop at the top which can be used to hang it on a wall or bed post. A diamond-shaped top-opening fabric bag forms the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventors: Rosemarie Patricia Sperry, William John Sperry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5632052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable positioning and mobility device for developmentally and/or physically challenged individuals comprising an enclosed treatment compartment adapted to permit a caregiver to provide therapeutic treatment to infants and young children therein without danger of unintended displacement of the patient; frame means surrounding the treatment compartment and supporting same, adapted to optionally provide rolling motion of the device in substantially any direction in a horizontal plane, and a pad covering at least the base of the treatment compartment, the pad having on at least one surface thereof a plurality of highly colorful, high-contrast, infant-stimulating designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Inventor: Jeanine Michel
  • Patent number: 5572758
    Abstract: This invention is a combination seat cushion for use for example at sporting events or contests. A hand hole is provided which makes the cushion convenient to carry to and from a sporting or other event. In order to demonstrate enthusiasm for a particular contestant or team, the item is held overhead for use as a portable, handheld display sign or billboard. An imprint might be used for showing support for a particular race car and driver. The faces of the cushion may be imprinted with insignia of a team such as a university or professional football team. An imprint might be used to show support for a ball team. An alternate embodiment has a hand hole adapted to receive a beverage cup. An alternate embodiment is useful for display of a long word or a series of words wherein the long dimensions of the cushion and display are horizontal. Another alternate embodiment is elongated for use by two or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Thomas C. Merritt
  • Patent number: 5540609
    Abstract: A story quilt and associated set of dolls (10) for being secured to a wall, with the associated set of dolls (26) being individually and releasably secured thereto. A plurality of loop members (14) are provided along the top border to enable the securement of the story quilt (12) to a wall. The front panel (15) of the story quilt (12) is sectioned into a grid of individual panels (16). Each panel (16) illustrates a particular scene, in similar fashion to a conventional story board. Each of the individual panels (16) is decorated to reflect the personality of the particular doll (26) to be secured to that panel (16) and is provided with a conventional fastener (18) for the securement of the doll (26). A pocket (17) is carried by selected of the individual panels (16) for storing various selected items. One individual panel (16) may be provided with a pocket (20) for carrying a story book (24) illustrating at least one story involving the characters of the dolls (26) carried on the individual panels (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Barbara J. Hoag
  • Patent number: 5535457
    Abstract: A crib comprising a blow molded headboard panel vertically positioned and constituting the head end of the crib. A blow molded footboard panel is vertically positioned and constitutes the foot end of the crib with the footboard being essentially parallel with the headboard and with a space therebetween. A pair of blow molded side panels are provided with each of the side panels vertically positioned and spaced in parallel relationship with respect to each other and with the ends of the side panels removably coupled with respect to the ends of the headboard and footboard to form a generally box-like configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Lisco, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Welsh, Jr., John V. Mariol
  • Patent number: 5515563
    Abstract: The invention comprises a body pillow having an elongated body portion that includes a head portion, the body portion being covered by a pillow case and the head portion being covered by a head cover, wherein the pillow case and head cover are removably mounted over their respective portions, and wherein the pillow case can be printed on one side thereof with one of various caricatures including male or female torsos, and the respective head covers can be provided with male or female caricatures corresponding to said torsos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Inventor: Dwight W. Chao
  • Patent number: 5483712
    Abstract: A device and method for forming a skirt about an article, particularly a bed. A strip of material is connected to slits formed in a body member in a manner wherein the strip of material extends a distance from the body member. The body member is disposed upon an upper surface of the article to be covered whereby the body member is disposed about at least a portion of the perimeter of the article and the strip of material hangs down over the edge of the article and thereby forms a skirt about at least a portion of the article. Multiple devices may be utilized to form a skirt about multiple sides of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: United Interests, Inc.
    Inventor: E. Chris Greenwood
  • Patent number: 5354118
    Abstract: A stuffed figure chair including a cushioned figure, a removable seat, and a mechanism for removably fastening the removable seat to the cushioned figure. The cushioned figure includes a torso connected to a pair of lower limbs. Separate strap receiving members or loops are part of the fastening mechanism and are attached to the stuffed figure at each of the lower limbs, and preferably also the torso. The removable seat is structured to be received between the lower limbs of the cushioned figure. Strap elements attached to the removable seat are engageable with the strap receiving members on the figure to secure the removable seat to the cushioned figure. Because the connections between the torso and limbs are sufficiently inflexible so as to provide a resistance to pivotal motion of the torso relative to the limbs, an occupant of the seat fastened to the cushioned figure can lean back against and be supported by the figure torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: TSB, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy P. Barry
  • Patent number: 5289600
    Abstract: A kit is provided for assembly of a mattress supporting base comprising: a frame having a top mattress supporting platform, the platform being supported by a plurality of spaced apart longitudinal stringers, each stringer having a series of longitudinally spaced apart openings, the openings being transversely aligned thus defining a series of continuous passageways through said stringers across the assembled width of the frame; a plurality of transverse beams each engagable in an associated one of said passageways; and a plurality of leg means, downwardly protruding from each of said beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: Halcyon Waterbed Inc.
    Inventor: William Schermel
  • Patent number: 5231716
    Abstract: Waterbed and frame assembly in which the frame rails are provided with cushioning pads and covered with a decorative fabric cover which is attached to the safety liner and to the lower portions of the rails to form an integrated liner, cover and rail structure. The cover is detachably connected to the liner and frame and is readily installed and removed for cleaning or to change the look of the bed. The tops of the pads on the side rails are substantially level with the top surface of the mattress, and the pads are thick enough to prevent discomfort to a person sitting on the edge of the bed from the relatively rigid rails. In one disclosed embodiment, the safety liner is attached to the outer sides of the rails, and in another it has self-standing side panels of a pliant material which yields with the pads when someone sits on the edge of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Strata Flotation, Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Johenning
  • Patent number: 5184362
    Abstract: The appearance of a pillow case is changed to make the pillow case more aesthetically pleasing for a child's use. Preferably, this is accomplished by forming a pillow case from a first sheet and a second sheet comprised of cloth material. A three-dimensional figure, such as a front portion of a stuffed teddy bear, is then attached to the outside surface of the first sheet by sewn stitching. This creates a pillow case that is more pleasing for a child's use as a conventional pillow case, comforter, security object and plaything.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: Saint Geeks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela S. Yager, Nancy A. Pisha
  • Patent number: 5173974
    Abstract: An article of furniture which is convertible to form a crib, a youth bed, or an adult bed. The crib is produced through the interconnection of a rear panel, a right side panel, a left side panel, a front panel and a mattress support frame. This interconnection of parts provides a substantially rectangular configuration having the mattress support frame horizontally disposed therein. The front panel is comprised of at least a lower section and an upper gate section. The upper access gate section permits a greater access to the confines of the crib. The crib is converted to a youth bed through the removal of the upper gate section and the downward vertical displacement of the mattress support frame. The lower section functions as a "roll bar" purposed to prevent a toddler from rolling off of the edge of a mattress. The roll bar may be eliminated by inverting the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Inventors: Lou Proano, Rene D. Proano