Comprising Artificial Fiber Patents (Class 5/952)
  • Patent number: 9006118
    Abstract: A filler cloth includes cellulosic fibers treated with a flame retardant chemistry such that the filler cloth has a char length of less than about nine inches when tested in accordance with NFPA 701, such that thermal shrinkage of the filler cloth at 400° F. is less than about 35% in any direction, and such that the filler cloth maintains flame and heat resistant integrity when impinged with a gas flame in accordance with testing protocols set forth in Technical Bulletin 603 of the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs. The filler cloth cellulosic fibers are treated with a flame retardant chemistry such that the filler cloth has a Frazier air permeability of less than about 400 cfm and a thermal resistance rating of at least about 3 when tested according to NFPA 2112.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Melanie Pierce Jones, James Douglas Small, Jr., John H. Walton, Alfred Frank Baldwin, Jr., Zareh Mikaelian, William Scott Kinlaw
  • Patent number: 8931128
    Abstract: A mattress for use in institutions, such as correctional facilities, detention centers, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and the like, includes a core formed of a transparent or translucent padding material and a transparent or translucent covering surrounding the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: MTJ American LLC
    Inventor: Mark Kiser
  • 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: 8601620
    Abstract: A cover system includes a first layer providing a top surface over a patient support structure. A layer of spacer material is provided beneath the first layer. An air mover moves air through the layer of spacer material to remove moisture adjacent a person supported by the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Patent number: 8029067
    Abstract: A cushion body which has a force to support a large load and both a soft touch feeling and can maintain an undulation shape of a groove portion and the like provided on a contact surface with a seat occupant favorable, a seat using the same, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mika Ito, Yasuchika Takei
  • Patent number: 7966680
    Abstract: A patient support includes a first layer, a first air supply coupled to the first layer, a second layer, and a second air supply coupled to the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Patent number: 7874624
    Abstract: A cushion body 11 is formed by stacking a first sheet-like fibrous structure 4a and a second sheet-like fibrous structure 4b where webs 2 are stacked such that their extending direction conforms with a thickness direction T of the cushion body and between the first sheet-like fibrous structure 4a and the second sheet-like fibrous structure 4b, a load receiving member 4e whose flexing degree to load in the thickness direction T is small is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mika Ito, Shinji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7771375
    Abstract: A cushion comprises a resin body with a spring structure having permeability comprising a three-dimensional structure including voids at a predetermined bulk density, the three-dimensional structure being obtained by contacting, entwining, and gathering adjacent ones of random loops or curls of continuous filaments made from a thermoplastic resin in such a manner as to allow the resulting structure to have a layered structure in which layers composed of filaments having a high bulk density as superficial layers are formed on a front and a rear of the resin body in a lengthwise direction, and a layer composed of the filaments having a low bulk density as a core layer is interposed between the superficial layers; and a speaker incorporated in the resin body or disposed on one of the superficial layers of the resin body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: EIN Co. Ltd. Technical Center
    Inventors: Sadao Nishibori, Iwao Kouno, Yuichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7669265
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention generally relate to pillow devices comprising a pair of opposing lobe cushions connected by a cross member comprising a neck supporting cushion. In some embodiments the cushions may define a region for receiving a back portion of a human head in a cradling relation. Furthermore, according to some embodiments the cradle region can optionally be adjustable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Mary Jane Weise
  • Patent number: 7617555
    Abstract: A support surface is configured to support a patient thereon and has a base portion that includes an air cushion layer. The support surface also has a layer of three dimensional engineered material above the base portion. The layer of three dimensional engineered material is configured to permit air passage therethrough. The layer of three dimensional engineered material is made of a material other than foam. A cover is positioned between the layer of three dimensional engineered material and the patient to be supported. Air is forced through the layer of three dimensional engineered material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Patent number: 7480953
    Abstract: A support surface is configured to support a patient thereon and has a base portion that includes an air cushion layer. The support surface also has a layer of three dimensional engineered material above the base portion. The layer of three dimensional engineered material is configured to permit air passage therethrough. A cover is positioned between the layer of three dimensional engineered material and the patient to be supported. Air is forced through the layer of three dimensional engineered material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Publication number: 20080172798
    Abstract: The magic cube combo mattress of the present invention is made of a cover and a fillings, the cover is formed by a top cover and a bottom cover, a second slide fastener that forms a cavity in the top cover is provided on the bottom surface of the top cover. A first slide faster that connects the top cover and the bottom cover is provided on the cover. The first slide fastener which connects the top cover and bottom cover is fixed outside of the second slide fastener on the top cover. The fillings are formed by a whole sponge (or other wadding), plurality of combo mat (or plurality of other wadding). The whole sponge is correspondingly fixed within the top cover. The combo mat is correspondingly fixed within the bottom cover. Two slide fasteners are fixed on the cover, formed by top cover and bottom cover, the fillings of top and bottom cover are separable. Thus it is easy to package, move and cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: DONGGUAN DONGLIAN FURNITURE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhixiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 7191480
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to support at least a portion of a body thereon. The apparatus includes a base portion and a three dimensional engineered material, the three dimensional engineered material and the base cooperate to provide support for the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Patent number: 7191482
    Abstract: A patient support is disclosed including a spacing structure and a base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Hill Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Patent number: 7043786
    Abstract: A fast-drying pillow and accompanying pillow cover. The fast-drying pillow is preferably manufactured of a fast-drying material such as nylon. The pillow includes a component for receiving a suspension device to enable the pillow to be suspended for air drying. The pillow cover includes overlapping flaps to minimize the infiltration of dirt into the cover and onto the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Quixote Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hall, Timothy A. Hall
  • Patent number: 7045191
    Abstract: A stuffed textile article and method of manufacturing the same has at least one compartment having a baffle gate which receives a tube-like stuffing tool through which loose stuffing is blown into the compartment. Upon removal of the tool, the surrounding layers and panels which define the compartment are placed under tension by the stuffing causing the baffle gates to automatically close upon removal of the tool permanently preventing migration of the stuffing out of the compartment. The gate has a primary panel secured to the top and bottom layers of the article and an adjacent secondary panel at least partially covering the primary panel. The primary panel has a slit and the secondary panel has a slot. Taken individually, the slit and slot are each preferably longer than the thickness of the stuffed textile article and longer than half the circumference of the stuffing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: American Quality Assurance Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Huntley
  • Publication number: 20030159213
    Abstract: The present invention describes a new mattress cover sheet with barrier effect against bacteria and parasites, consisting of a spunlace fibre based fabric. The spunlace fabric mattress cover can be produced in a structure with one or more layers, and can contain antibacterial substances. The sheet subject of the invention provides an effective barrier between the person and the mattress, in particular avoiding the transfer of pollutants from the mattress to the person and at the same time protecting the hygiene of the mattress itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Vittorio Orlandi
  • Patent number: 6269504
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to support at least a portion of a body thereon. The apparatus includes a cover having an interior region, a base located within the interior region, and a three dimensional engineered material located within the interior region above the base. The three dimensional engineered material and the base cooperate to provide support for the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Patent number: 6131221
    Abstract: A cushion pad has an upper layer, a middle layer, and a lower layer. The middle layer is disposed between the lower layer and the upper layer. The upper layer is made of an air-permeability fabric. The middle layer has two mixture layers, and a gauze fabric layer disposed between the mixture layers. The lower layer is made of a water-absorbing non-woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventor: Shi-Hong Yang
  • Patent number: 5987669
    Abstract: A substantially closed baffle construction, filled thermal article comprises at least one baffle made with overlapping ribbons. A first ribbon is not attached to the inner surface of the lower layer in the overlapping portion and a second ribbon is not attached at the inner surface of the upper layer in the overlapping portion. The baffles are attached to either vertical channel baffles or to the sides of the article. This provides a self-closing gate that permits fill material to be placed within the baffle but does not allow it to migrate after the baffle portion is filled. The article of the present invention can be machine-washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Down Lite International
    Inventors: Gary Richard Leggett, Marvin Werthaiser
  • Patent number: 5855991
    Abstract: A composite textile structure is provided. the composite structure includes a woven base fabric of elastomeric yarns wherein the yarns running in one direction are bicomponent sheath/core elastomeric monofilament yarns wherein the sheath has a melting point below that of the core. The bicomponent yarns are melt bonded to yarns running in a perpendicular direction by melting of the sheath. The woven base fabric is joined to a knit cover fabric by an elastomeric bond preferably formed through the lamination of an elastomeric adhesive web between the cover fabric and the base fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Milliken Research Corporation
    Inventor: George C. McLarty, III
  • Patent number: 5787525
    Abstract: Proposed is a fabric mattress having a layered structure as a kind of health-promoting bedding goods, which comprises an upper fabric layer, a lower fabric layer and an intermediate fabric layer sandwiched between the upper and lower fabric layers, at least a part of these fabric layers being formed from fibers such as rayon fibers containing very fine particles of tourmaline in an amount of up to 7% by weight. This unique ingredient in the fibers has an effect to emit active electrons and far-infrared light which exhibit an invigorating effect on the human body cells of the person lying on the mattress to promote blood circulation so that even a patient lastingly lying on the bed never suffers from bedsores by using the mattress which can be constructed to have good air permeation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Life Energy Industry Inc.
    Inventors: Toshio Sugihara, Mitsuo Suzuki, Marcos Masaki Komiya
  • Patent number: 5659911
    Abstract: Synthetic polyester fiber pillows have improved ticking fabrics of continuous filament polyester yarns, particularly of microdenier, and that may be sanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: James Frederick Kirkbride, Adrian Charles Snyder