Comprising Plant Derived Material Patents (Class 5/951)
  • Patent number: 8893331
    Abstract: A multipurpose, ergonomic, adjustable head, neck, and face pillow for use in sleeping and resting positions, both supine and upright. The pillow includes a contoured pillowcase that is used to adjust for pillow firmness. The pillowcase has a hook-and-loop closure that is used to adjust the pillow's firmness and thickness. The contoured pillowcase can be made of materials including cotton, satin, water resistant fabric, etc. The pillow insert is generally rectangular in shape with a U-shaped offset cutout along one side that can be rotated to accommodate a variety of sleeping and resting positions. The pillow insert can be filled with an array of soft loose fill including polyester fill, down, down alternative, wool, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Elizabeth Cupo
  • Patent number: 8276226
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing the stuffing of a pillow, includes washing seeds of collected drupes to remove alien materials from the seeds, crushing the seeds removed of the alien materials into a predetermined size, polishing surfaces of the products of the seeds crushed into a predetermined size to be smooth and round and drying the resultant crushed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Sung-Eon Kim
  • Patent number: 7814592
    Abstract: A medical backboard for carrying patients is reinforced with 1? bamboo poles extending substantially the length of the board's body on either side adjacent the handles. This board showed greater stiffness and flexibility than similar boards reinforced with carbon fiber rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Trauma Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Schenck
  • Patent number: 7624465
    Abstract: A method of making foam imparts antimicrobial and antiodorant qualities to the foam. Green tea powder is added to the polyol raw materials for making memory foam. The green tea memory foam is used to make pillows, cushions and mattresses. Green tea foam in the top layer of a mattress acts as an antiodorant such that less of the chemical smell of the memory foam is perceived by the user. In addition, the bacteria and mold that would otherwise develop in the moist warmer sleeping environment on memory foam are killed by the green tea additive to the foam. Measurable antimicrobial and antiodorant qualities in the green tea foam are achievable by adding green tea powder constituting less than 2% of the weight of the resulting green tea foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20090229055
    Abstract: An ergonomic pillow is provided. The ergonomic pillow according to current application is to release muscles of a user's neck and upper shoulder to remove pains. Office workers usually spend long hours with crouched position. When a user uses this ergonomic pillow while sleeping, it releases muscles on the neck and upper portion of the shoulder of a user. The ergonomic pillow according to current application is comprised of a long cylindrical center portion and two trapezoidal wings whose narrow tip is rounded. The two wings are developed along the long axis of the cylindrical portion on the outer surface thereof. Center portion of one wing is removed for shoulder approach. The pillow of the current application is made of a porous visco-elastic polymer or wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Chae Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 7363668
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to an active carbon cocofiber mattress with the functions of floating and life saving. The embodiment can be folded to form a floating bed. The mattress core comprises prefabricated solid and rigid cocofiber mattresses with an ultra-thick sandwiched layer sandwiched therebetween; thus, when integrated as a whole, has a specific gravity of less than about 1. On said cocofiber mattress, there is provided with a high elastic cocofiber mattress. Within the ultra-thick sandwiched layer, air holes and channels filled with active carbon are provided. Active carbon layers cover the surface of the cocofiber mattress core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Inventor: Qiang Chen
  • Publication number: 20080066233
    Abstract: A cushion or pillow (10) can include a t-shaped porous enclosure formed from fabric and a plurality of bead-like members (20) retained within the enclosure. The porous fabric can be made from cotton or a cotton blend. The plurality of bead-like members can be a plurality seeds such as flax or sesame seeds, synthetic foam beads, or other material that can be placed within the enclosure. Herbs such as lavender, peppermint or orange peel can also be placed or retained within the enclosure. A t-portion (12) of the t-shaped porous enclosure can fit under a person's neck while a straight portion (14) can lie under the person's spine while the person is lying down. The t-shaped porous enclosure can be enclosed using stitching (16 or 18) or zipper members (32) or other means. Further note, the cushion can be heated or cooled to provide the appropriate healing effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: KI, INC.
    Inventor: KYRA RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20080028520
    Abstract: A pillowcase containing a thin width eight-inch or eighteen-inch oblong fabric sack of lavender or soft lavender that-has a Velcro backing. The Velcro on the fabric sack is attached vertically to the Velcro sewn inside the pillowcase near the seam. A pillow is then inserted. The oblong fabric sack can be detached from the inside of the pillowcase during washing periods. After the, pillowcase is dried, the oblong fabric sack of lavender can be re-attached to the inside of the pillowcase. Refills of the fabric sack are available. The purpose of the lavender is to help calm the nervous system, relieve anxiety, depression and insomnia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Regina Elizabeth Rosier
  • Patent number: 7074242
    Abstract: A filling material for use with pillows, comforters and other products includes a blend of down and Lyocell fiber. Various preparation, washing, drying, dedusting, and blending steps achieve the blended product. The filling material has various advantageous characteristics such as improved moisture management, improved support while maintaining softness and comfort, and all-natural and enhanced hypoallergenic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: United Feather & Down
    Inventors: Brandon Palmer, Agostino Molina
  • Patent number: 6763538
    Abstract: A pillow mainly includes two side frames, at least one crosspiece firmly engaged at two outer ends with locating holes provided at two opposite inner sides of the two side frames, and a plurality of round bars extended between the two side frames with respective outer ends rotatably inserted into insertion holes correspondingly spaced along outer edges of the two opposite inner sides of the side frames. With a predetermined clearance existed between any two adjacent insertion holes, the round bars inserted thereinto are adapted to form rotatable and air-pervious supporting surfaces on the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Peikang Food Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chin Kuo Tsai
  • Patent number: 6701555
    Abstract: A postural health pillow comprising a three dimensionally rectangular outer casing which holds at least two discretely, proportionately filled casings/chambers. The bottom casing is filled with a sufficient quantity of grain hulls, or flowable particles filling, to elevate the head for proper spinal alignment for side sleeping and provide conforming support for the neck. The top casing is filled with a soft, compressible material, such as wool or down, to cushion the user's face and ear from the texture of the grain component and provide greater comfort. An aperture in the grain-filled casing allows the user to adjust the volume of fill for customizable sizing in fine increments. An opening in at least one end of the outer casing provides access for redirecting the fill in the bottom chamber to a position of maximum comfort, while in use, and fluffing the top component as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Terry Savitri Ermini
  • Publication number: 20030159217
    Abstract: The support of this critical design yields preventative measures for the relief of pain from the impact of stress caused by bodily distortions when sleeping while sitting up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Esta Fae Clemons
  • Patent number: 6532611
    Abstract: Geometric configuration transformable pillows are disclosed having two configurations: one, where the granular fill contents of the pillow are positioned in a first geometric configuration end, in one embodiment a collar end, of a pillowcase to form for example a horseshoe-shaped type of pillow enclosure similar to neck pillows known at this time. Alternately, an empty main body flap of the pillowcase may be released by a reversible fastening system and fill material allowed to move to a second geometric configuration end, in one embodiment a plain end, of the pillow so that two tubular end sections which formerly formed the collars of the neck pillow are now empty and can be at least partially everted and folded, rolled, or otherwise bunched up and captured by the now oppositely turned reversible fastening system within the pillowcase to form a rectangular-type pillow. It is expected that such a pillow would be used with organic granular-type fill materials, such as buckwheat husks (hulls).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Judy A. Day
  • 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: 6321402
    Abstract: A disposable pillow made of recyclable and environmentally friend pulp through vacuum molding is provided. The pillow includes an open-bottomed hollow outer body and preferably an inner support having a plurality of upright ridge portions. The outer body has a top surface within which a smoothly curved recess is formed for comfortably supporting a patient's head. The inner support is adapted to be positioned in and below the outer body with upper ends of the ridge portions fitly contacting with and therefore firmly supporting an underside of the top surface of the outer body, preventing the top surface from downward collapsed when a patient's head is supported thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Tsai Ming-Chung
  • Patent number: 6098220
    Abstract: The swinging pillow has a shape which can maintain the proper position of a user's backbone and can facilitate the user's turning over onto his side. The pillow can have a built-in sound source in its interior so that the pillow can be used also for relaxation or for the purpose of treatment sleeping disorders, such as sleeplessness, and has a function equal to or near that of an earphone or headphone, without employing such devices. The swinging pillow comprises a pillow body for accepting a user's head and left and right rising portions formed, respectively, as rising end portions positioned at both ends of the pillow body extending in a direction of a user's shoulder-width. The pillow is curved as a whole, being generally U-shaped, thus, the whole portion of the pillow functions as a pillow. Within the inside of at least one of the left and right rising portions, there can be provided a sound source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Koji Momma
  • 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: 6009577
    Abstract: A transformable travel (neck) pillow is disclosed having two configurations: one, where the granular fill contents of the pillow are positioned in a collar end of a pillowcase to form a horseshoe-shaped type of pillow enclosure similar to neck pillows known at this time. Alternately, a flap of the pillowcase may be released and fill material allowed to move to a plain end of the pillow so that two tubular end sections which formerly formed the collars of the neck pillow are now empty and can be folded over the side of the pillowcase to form a rectangular-type pillow. It is expected that such a pillow would be used with organic granular-type fill materials, such as buckwheat husks (hulls).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Inventor: Judy A. Day
  • 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: 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: 5758375
    Abstract: An improved body support or bed pillow. A pillow cover is provided which is formed by sewing together two pieces of material. On the interior face of each of the two pieces of material are sewn a plurality of loops of material. A drawstring is fed through the loops of material from one side of the pillow cover to the other in a zigzag pattern. The body support is filled with granular material such as natural buckwheat. By pulling the drawstrings taut, the pillow is segmented into two distinct sections; one section may be utilized to support the head and neck of the sleeper and the other to support the body. The drawstrings are held in their tightened positions by tying them together or by proving a common drawstring brake thereby defining a neck roll portion of the body support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Inventor: Lawrence Fraser Horowitz
  • Patent number: 5732426
    Abstract: A pillow has a rope which is disposed within the pillow so as to connect the central portions of both end surfaces of the pillow. When a user places his or her head on the pillow, part of a load from the head is borne by the rope via the filling material. Further, although the filling material tends to move to the left and right due to the weight of the head and causes the end surfaces of the pillows to bulge leftward and rightward, respectively, such movement of the filling material is restricted by the rope. The filling material includes chips of cypress that have been subjected to steam heat treatment. Therefore, the filling material produces a scent that provides the user with a feeling that he or she is in a forest. Moreover, since the length of the rope can be adjusted from the outside, the height of the pillow can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventors: Mitsumasa Furuya, Chin Mei Hung