Body Support With Unique, Specific Filler Material Patents (Class 5/948)
  • Patent number: 8689378
    Abstract: A cushion assembly includes an aesthetic cover having a perimeter panel providing a perimeter height. Spaced apart cover panels extend between the perimeter panels. The perimeter and cover panels together provide a cushion cavity. A cushion includes randomly oriented fibers bonded to one another to provide a core of a batt that has opposing surfaces. The batt includes manufactured, tufted and desired design heights. A tuft extends through the cushion to the opposing surfaces to maintain the cushion in the tufted height, which is less than the manufactured height. The cushion is provided at the desired design height with the tufted cushion arranged within the cushion cavity. The tufted height is generally less than the desired design height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: IndraTech LLC
    Inventor: Surendra S. Khambete
  • Patent number: 8549684
    Abstract: A cushioning element has a first gelastic cushion element made from a flexible, resilient, gel cushioning media having shape memory. The first gelastic cushion element has a first hub section, and a first spoke and a second spoke. Each spoke has a proximal end that extends from the first hub section. Each distal end and the spoke area between the distal end and the proximal end does not interconnect to the other spoke, and/or a second gelastic cushion element having a second hub section and corresponding spokes. Each distal end is positioned near and/or contacts the second gelastic cushion element. At least one of the first hub section, the first spoke and the second spoke is capable of buckling beneath a protuberance that is located on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 8327478
    Abstract: A mattress and/or seat cushion for reducing pain and anaesthetization of parts of the human body include a stretchable fabric case made of textile threads and elastomer or rubber threads woven together to form a stretchable fabric. The case has a top layer with a top surface and a bottom surface and a bottom layer with a top or inner surface and a bottom or outer surface and the size to cover a cushion for a seat or mattress that fits on a cot or bed. The seat cushion or mattress also includes a relatively thin resilient pad disposed within the fabric case adjacent the bottom surface of the top layer and includes a number of passageways extending therethrough. In addition, a mass of cleaned sand and mountain salt is disposed within the fabric case below the resilient pad and below the bottom layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Husain S. A. Faridoon
  • Patent number: 7178183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mattress having a material beneficial to humans and a stone bed having the mattress which includes a layered part that is made by sequentially layering a jade stone, slate, hardwood charcoal, a losses plate, an electromagnetic wave interceptor, the electro-heating plate, a non-woven fabric and an internal/external heat insulating material. Furthermore, a finishing part including segmental basic units, assistant units, patterning units and mixed units, which are made of materials beneficial to humans, is attached to an upper surface of the layered part of the mattress. Therefore, the present invention provides superior ventilation and is environment-friendly, thus providing elegant products of high quality to consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Mu-Hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 6904632
    Abstract: An elastic cushion has a cover and an elastic body received inside the cover. The elastic body is made of multiple elastic folded tubes and has multiple gaps inside. Because the gaps are formed inside the elastic body, air can easily pass through the elastic cushion, and the elastic cushion can provide a non-sticky sitting feeling to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Ching-Hsun Wu
  • Patent number: 6899387
    Abstract: An entertaining cushion is provided, wherein the user can change the shape and visually enjoy such shape changes. The cushion includes an outer cover member formed by integrally combining a plurality of individual bag members that have different shapes such that the respective interiors of the bag members are in fluid communication with each other and a particulate filling material provided in the outer cover member that is capable of changing the appearance of the outer cover member by moving between and among the interiors of the bag members. Beads are used as the filling material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Nissey Kougyo Corporation
    Inventor: Katsumi Ariizumi
  • Publication number: 20040200003
    Abstract: A gelatinous cushion includes a base made of foamable material, and a cushioning member attached onto the base and made of gelatinous material for cushioning purposes, and having an outer peripheral surface and a number of orifices for cushioning purposes. An outer covering film is further applied onto the outer peripheral surface of the cushioning member, to cover the cushioning member, and to form a smooth outer surface for the cushioning member, and to prevent dirt from attaching onto the sticky cushioning member, and/or to prevent the sticky cushioning member from sticking onto various objects, such as users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: Chun Fu Kuo
  • Publication number: 20040068800
    Abstract: A versatile support member constructed of a metallic mesh is provided in a bedding product. The support member is placed on top of the mattress core (whether foam or spring coil) before the mattress cover is attached. The support member may be constructed of titanium wire in a woven or welded mesh grid or web configuration, although other metals (such as, but not limited to, vanadium, chromium, platinum, molybdenum, nickel, iron, zinc), alloys thereof, or fiber composites (such as, but not limited to, carbon or graphite) may be used. The support member may be directly attached to the core or may be secured to the upper or lower border rods by hog rings, stitching, lacing, or other conventional means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Richard F. Gladney, Robert Hellyer
  • Patent number: 6430764
    Abstract: A herbal-scented pillow for soothing and revitalizing the user with herbal aromas. The herbal-scented pillow includes a bag member essentially made of fabric material; and also includes one or more pouch members being securely disposed inside the bag member; and further includes stuffing materials disposed within the bag member to effectively fill and cushion the bag member; and also includes one or more scent-emitting substances disposed inside each pouch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: Nancylou E. Peters
  • Patent number: 6151736
    Abstract: A multi-purpose utility seat for use at outdoor events includes a three layer laminate structure comprising outer layers of nylon and a center water impermeable rubber layer which may be either chloroprene rubber (neoprene) or styrene butadiene rubber. The thickness of the laminate is approximately 80 mils with the center layer being substantially thicker than either of the outer layers. The perimeter of the seat is or closed with stitching to help prevent separation of the laminate. The seat may be conveniently folded and stored in the glove compartment of an automobile when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Byron Y. Samuels
  • Patent number: 6026527
    Abstract: A cushioning element that has a number of substantially parallel elongate columns which buckle under an appropriate load. The cushioning element may be formed from a soft, easily deformable elastic or visco-elastic cushioning media. As a force is exerted against the cushioning element generally parallel to a column, the cushioning media may compress, and eventually the walls of the column may buckle. This equalizes pressure across the contact area of the object being cushioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: EdiZone, LC
    Inventor: Tony M. Pearce
  • Patent number: 6026330
    Abstract: A multi-function pillow includes a bag body having a ventilative first layer and a ventilative second layer connected peripherally to define an receiving chamber therein, an intermediate layer mounted between the first and second layers to divide the receiving chamber into a first chamber and a second chamber, a plurality of wheat hulls filled inside the first chamber, a plurality of far-infrared emission granules evenly distributed inside the first chamber and mixed with the wheat hulls, and a supporting filler disposed inside the second chamber. The multi-function pillow can provide better support to the user's head and neck at a comfortable position that, regardless the weight and the movement of the user's head, the bottom portion of the user's head will still be well supported by the pillow and may avoid direct contact with the mattress or bed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventor: Henry Chuang
  • Patent number: 5918333
    Abstract: A deodorizing pillow has a core covered by a cover which has pockets formed both on its upper and lower sides. The pockets on one of the sides of the cover can removably contain charcoal or active carbon granule deodorizers, while the pockets on the other side of the cover are filled with chips of Japanese cypress. In an another embodiment, the core of the pillow is composed of an upper and a lower layer, and a deodorizer of active carbon granules or charcoal is tucked between the upper and lower layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Takashima Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshie Takashima
  • Patent number: 5884351
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pillow (1) and a mattress (6) the anatomical shape and rigidity of which help to combat pathological lordosis of the forward convex curvature particular to the cervical region and spondylitis in the dorsal region of the vertical column. The pillow (1) consists of two rounded lobes (2) and (3) with an anatomical shape for resting the head when the body is lying down in an antero-posterior position. The mattress is rectangular in shape and its anatomical shape and rigidity allow for perfect posture of the vertebral column in a dorsal or lateral recumbent position, thus guaranteeing decompression of the vertebral discs, which is an essential factor for combating spondylitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventor: Sanna Tonino
  • Patent number: 5819347
    Abstract: In a pillow comprising at least three substantially flat bags successively layered, each of intermediate layer bags other than top and bottom layer bags is provided with closure means and provided substantially at the middle of each intermediate layer bag with a pocket having also its own closure means through which cedar chips are enclosed in this pocket. Chips of synthetic resin are enclosed in one of the outermost layer bags and a fibrous member containing aromatic essence of Japanese cypress is enclosed in the other outermost layer bag. No content is enclosed in the bags other than the intermediate layer bags in their regions over- and underlying the pockets so that a recess having no significant thickness is formed in those regions over- and underlying the pockets. The regions of the intermediate layer bag(s) extending adjacent the periphery of the pillow may be loaded with cedar chip bags so as to adjust a thickness of the pillow in its peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Masuda Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Masuda
  • Patent number: 5749111
    Abstract: A cushion that includes a cushioning element. The cushioning element has a number of substantially parallel elongate columns formed in a gelatinous cushioning media. The columns are configured so that when a force is applied to the cushioning element in a direction that is generally parallel to the longitudinal axes of the columns, the cushioning element will yield by a combination of compressability of the cushioning media and bucklability of the walls of the columns. In particular, the walls of columns which are located beneath a protruberance on an object being cushioned tend to buckle, permitting the cushioning element to conform to the shape of the cushioned object while evenly distributing a supporting force across the contact area of the cushioned object and avoiding pressure peaks. The preferred cushioning media is a gelatinous elastomer or gelatinous viscoelastomer. Various configurations of cushioning elements, including sidewall supports, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: TekSource, LC
    Inventor: Tony M. Pearce
  • Patent number: 5747129
    Abstract: Playpen and crib construction which utilizes in the frame a high modulus fiber-reinforced plastic matrix solid composite sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Piccolino, LLC
    Inventors: Adam G. Malofsky, Bernard M. Malofsky, Paul R. Glassberg
  • Patent number: 5701621
    Abstract: An improved pad or liner for overlaying a mattress, including at least one panel having a flexible thermoplastic elastomeric honeycomb core encased within a permeable fabric covering. The honeycomb core is formed of undulated strips of resilient thermoplastic material, thermal compression bonded together to form cell walls defining a plurality of contiguous regularly shaped cells having an upper and a lower extremity. The cell walls of the core are formed with a plurality of perforations. The upper extremities of each cell wall are planarized and a perforated facing sheet is thermal compression bonded to the lower extremities of each cell wall. The planarized extremities and the facing sheet maintain and retain the cells of the honeycomb core in their expanded configuration so that the core can anisotropically flex to stabilize and spread the load exerted by a user of the mattress pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Supracor Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis L. Landi, Susan L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5653195
    Abstract: In an animal stall, a brisket board extends along the front end portion of the floor, and a keeper board extends along the rear portion of the floor. An animal mattress is disposed on the floor between the brisket board and the keeper board, with the mattress extending over the keeper board. The mattress includes a fabric enclosure having a plurality of separate compartments within the enclosure, and comminuted rubber from used vehicle tires is disposed within each compartment. A top fabric blanket is disposed over the mattress with an end of the blanket attached to the keeper board, and an opposed end of the blanket attached to the brisket board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Promat Ltd.
    Inventor: Stuart Douglas Young
  • Patent number: 5608936
    Abstract: A pillow has a bag which is made of mesh or the like and fully filled with filling materials, each of which is made of a flexible resin, has a hollow configuration such as a hollow sphere or a hollow body and made of a flexible resin and has two or more openings on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Yamaichi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Nomura