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United States Patent Application 20170265663
Kind Code A1
Sharif; Muhammad Shahid September 21, 2017

Multi-purpose smart Pillow and the method of manufacturing of the same

Abstract

This invention is about a novel design of a multi-purpose smart pillow and the manufacturing method of the smart pillow. The present invention consists of three main embodiments including a smart pillow two layers cover with special hidden opening and closure mechanism; an inside arrangement for multilayer fillers with different softness; and a removable external cover sheet for the smart pillow. This smart pillow solved the problem of required multiple softness(s) levels for using same pillow with easy cleaning mechanism.


Inventors: Sharif; Muhammad Shahid; (Faisalabad, PK)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Sharif; Muhammad Shahid

Faisalabad

PK
Family ID: 1000002679010
Appl. No.: 15/609089
Filed: May 31, 2017


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A47G 9/10 20130101; A47G 2009/1018 20130101; B65B 1/30 20130101; A47G 9/0253 20130101
International Class: A47G 9/10 20060101 A47G009/10; B65B 1/30 20060101 B65B001/30; A47G 9/02 20060101 A47G009/02

Claims



1. A multi-purpose smart pillow comprising of: a two layers pillow cover of a flexible material having four border sides; an upper surface and a lower surface, consisting of a central hollow portion and a border area separated by stitching line; wherein the border area of at least one the border side of the two layers pillow cover has an unstitched opening area; the opening area is towards the inner side of the border area and has pasted or stitched strips of closure mechanism on the inner sides of the two layers of the pillow cover that is hidden from outside; the central hollow portion of the two layers pillow cover is filled with at least one filler material using the closure mechanism; whereas when the central hollow portion is filled with more than one filler materials, the multiple filler materials are separated by using flexible net separator(s); at least an additional external cover or flap that can be easily attached and removed from the smart pillow, whereas the external cover or flap has two folded corners or sides on the edges to adjust the smart pillow as pillow case; a separate pillow filler kit, consisting of packets of the various filler materials, flexible net separators and additional external removable covers or flaps of the smart pillow.

2. The multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 1 wherein the flexible cover material of the two layers pillow cover and the external cover includes but not limited to a natural fiber, synthetic fiber, wool, natural or man made leather and synthetic materials.

3. The multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 1 wherein the filler material of the two layers pillow cover is a flexible material inducing but not limited to natural fiber, natural fillers, synthetic fiber, wool, foam, shredded foams and foamy balls.

4. The multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 1 wherein the strips of closure mechanism includes Velcro and soft zipper.

5. The multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 1 wherein the flexible net separator are made up of a flexible material like natural or synthetic fiber, wool and nylon.

6. The multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 1 wherein the two layers pillow cover is of various shapes including rectangle, cylindrical, square, oval or sphere and of various sizes.

7. The multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 1 wherein the unstitched opening area of the border is located at either border side or at two opposite or connected border sides.

8. A method of manufacturing of a multi-purpose smart pillow comprising of following steps: preparation of a two layers pillow cover of a flexible material having four border sides; an upper surface and a lower surface, consisting of a central hollow portion and a border area separated by stitching line; wherein the border area of at least one border side of the two layers pillow cover has an unstitched opening area; the opening area is towards inner side of the border area and has pasted or stitched strips of closure mechanism on inner sides of the two layers of the pillow cover that is hidden from outside; filling of the central hollow portion of the two layers pillow cover using the closure mechanism, with at least one filler material; whereas when the central hollow portion is filled with more than one filler materials, the multiple filler materials are separated by using flexible net separator(s); attaching at least an additional external cover or flap that can be easily attached and removed from the pillow, whereas the external cover or flap has two folded corners or sides on the edges to adjust the smart pillow as pillow case; preparation of a separate pillow filler kit, consisting of packets of the various filler materials, flexible net separators and additional external removable covers or flaps of the smart pillow.

9. The method of manufacturing of the multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 8 wherein the flexible cover material of the two layers pillow cover and the external cover or flap includes but not limited to a natural fiber, synthetic fiber, wool, natural or man made leather and synthetic materials.

10. The method of manufacturing of the multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 8 wherein the filler material of the two layers pillow cover is a flexible material inducing but not limited to natural fiber, synthetic fiber, wool, foam, shredded foam and foamy balls.

11. The method of manufacturing of the multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 8 wherein the strips of closure mechanism includes Velcro and soft zipper.

12. The method of manufacturing of the multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 8 wherein the flexible net separator are made up of a flexible material like natural or synthetic fiber, wool and nylon.

13. The method of manufacturing of the multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 8 wherein the two layers pillow cover is of various shapes including rectangle, cylindrical, square, oval or sphere and of various sizes.

14. The method of manufacturing of the multi-purpose smart pillow of claim 8 wherein the unstitched opening area of the border is located at either border side or at two opposite or connected border sides.
Description



TECHNICAL FIELD OF INVENTION

[0001] The present invention discloses a novel process and design of a multi-purpose pillow. This pillow cover is made up of natural or artificial fabric having a hidden opening and closing mechanism. The multilayer filling makes the pillow two sides with different softness level at the same time. This is potential invention for hospitals and other commercial sectors like hotels.

BACKGROUND ART

[0002] Conventionally, the outer cover of pillows are made up of any flexible natural or artificial fabric where three side are permanently closed by stitching etc. The forth side of the outer cover is used for one type of filling the material like foam, cotton, natural or foamy tiny balls like structure. After filing the forth side of the outer cover of pillow is either closed permanently by sewing or closed by application of zipper or Velcro like items on the edges of the outer cover of the pillow.

[0003] The application of closure item at edges of the outer cover of pillow make it's a non-pleasant appearance and cause irritation during its use. The cover of pillow are filled with only one type of filler material with specific softness and height. However, its use require two different softness, one for use during normal sitting (comparative with less softness) and other for sleeping that require more softness. The conventional pillow fails to provide two features at the same time by use of singe pillow.

SUMMARY

[0004] The present disclosure is about novel design of a multipurpose smart pillow. This has smart look by easy hidden opening and closing mechanism while this easy closure mechanism makes the adjustable the thickness or height of pillow as customize as required. It has option to fill with more than one filling materials. The two sides of the same pillow has different softness levels. Easy maintenance of cleanness with External removable covers option. The kit has also packets of filler material.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0005] The drawings are accompanied with this specification for the purpose of better disclosure of the present invention. These drawings are enclosed herewith and are part of description. These illustrations made, along with the description help to explain the steps and principles of the present disclosure as under:--

[0006] FIGS. 1a-1d are exemplary representations of present invention which shows the top view of two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow with opening mechanism at various locations, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0007] FIG. 2 is an exemplary view of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0008] FIG. 3 is an exemplary view of opening of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0009] FIG. 4 is an exemplary cross sectional view of the larger side of the multipurpose smart pillow, where the two layers cover is filled with one type of filler material, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0010] FIG. 5 is another exemplary cross sectional view of the larger side of the multipurpose smart pillow, where the two layers cover is filled with two different types of filler materials, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0011] FIG. 6 is another exemplary cross sectional view of the larger side of the multipurpose smart pillow, where the two layers cover is filled with three different types of filler materials with optional use of separator(s), consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0012] FIG. 7 is an exemplary view of detachable outer cover or flap of the multipurpose smart pillow, for external used on the two layers cover of pillow, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0013] FIG. 8 is another exemplary view of detachable external cover or flap of the multipurpose smart pillow, for external used on the two layers cover of pillow, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0014] The novel invention is a value addition in the conventional pillow design and use. It also provides solutions to the technical problems of the conventional pillow as indicated in the above section of background of the invention.

[0015] This invention consists of two components i.e a stitched two layers cover of pillow, and a filler kit having a set of separators and at least two packets of filler material from available variety; and a set of optional external covers or flaps.

[0016] The two layer cover of pillow having an easy hidden opening and closure mechanism. Easy opening option makes it possible to fill the pillow as per required thickness, height and softness. This Easy opening mechanism is located at hidden position i.e inside of the border of the two hemmed flaps of pillow side. This not only makes its appearance better but also fixing the problem of irritation during its use on sleeping.

[0017] Another embodiment of the invention is use of more than one filler materials in the same two layer cover of pillow. One side is filled with comparative soft filler material while other side is filed with less soft filler material. The fillers can be kept separate during filling by use of flexible net separators. This advance feature makes the multiple use of same pillow for normal sitting and sleeping etc.

[0018] FIGS. 1a-1d are exemplary representations of this present invention which shows the top view of two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow with opening mechanism at various locations, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure. The two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow may be prepared in either shape or size. For example it is a rectangle in shape with two smaller and two larger sides.

[0019] In FIG. 1a, 100a is an option of design of two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow with hidden opening and closure by applying a strip (103) on smaller side, preferably of Velcro at the opening (102), inside the border area (101) of the cover, separated by stitching line (105) from the two layer hollow central portion (107). The opening (102) at border area (101) on smaller side is used to fill the two layer hollow central portion (107) of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow.

[0020] In FIG. 1b, 100b is another option of design of two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow with two hidden opening and closure by applying at least two strip (103a, 103b) on smaller side, preferably of Velcro at the opening (102a, 102b), inside the border area (101) of the cover, separated by stitching line (105) from the two layer hollow central portion (107). The opening (102) at border area (101) on smaller side is used to fill the two layer hollow central portion (107) of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow.

[0021] In FIG. 1c, 100c is another option of design of two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow with two hidden opening and closure by applying at least two strip (103a, 103b) at smaller and larger sides, preferably of Velcro at the opening (102a, 102b), inside the border area (101) of the cover, separated by stitching line (105) from the two layer hollow central portion (107). The opening (102) at border area (101) is used to fill the two layer hollow central portion (107) of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow.

[0022] In FIG. 1d, 100d is an option of design of two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow with hidden opening and closure by applying a strip (103) on larger side, preferably of Velcro at the opening (102), inside the border area (101) of the cover, separated by stitching line (105) from the two layer hollow central portion (107). The opening (102) at border area (101) on smaller side is used to fill the two layer hollow central portion (107) of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow.

[0023] FIG. 2 is an exemplary view of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure. Where 103 is outer look of opening on smaller side of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow and the two layer hollow central portion is indicated as (107) after filling.

[0024] FIG. 3 is an exemplary view of opening of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure. The opening area (302) extends towards hollow central portion (307) from edge of the border area (301) of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow. The strip of Velcro (303) is fixed inside the border area (301) that makes it's hidden from external view.

[0025] FIG. 4 is an exemplary cross sectional view of one larger side of the two layers cover multipurpose smart pillow, where the hollow central portion (407) separated by border area (401) of the two layers cover (400) is filled with one type of flexible soft filler material (409), i consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0026] FIG. 5 is another exemplary cross sectional view of one larger side of the two layers cover multipurpose smart pillow, where the hollow central portion (507) separated by border area (501) of the two layers cover (500) is filled with at least two types of flexible soft filler material (509 and 511) with different softness features, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0027] FIG. 6 is an exemplary cross sectional view of one larger side of the two layer cover multipurpose smart pillow, where the hollow central portion (607) separated by border area (601) of the two layers cover (600) is filled with three types of flexible soft filler material (609a, 611 and 609b) with different softness features, separated by optional use of net separates (606a and 606b), consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure.

[0028] FIG. 7 is an exemplary view of detachable external cover of the multipurpose smart pillow, for external used on the two layers cover of pillow, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure. This design of external cover describe a single layer cover (700) having a central part (707) with folded and stitched corners (701 and 702). It can be easily used and replaced for the smart pillow for its cleanness.

[0029] FIG. 8 is another exemplary view of detachable external cover of the multipurpose smart pillow, for external used on the two layers cover of pillow, consistent with exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure. This design of external cover describe a single layer cover (800) having a central part (807) with extended length corners (801 and 802) having pasting mechanism. It can be easily used and replaced for the smart pillow as pillow case.

[0030] The two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow can be made any flexible material inducing but not limit to natural fiber, synthetic fiber, wool, natural or manmade leather and synthetic materials.

[0031] The filler material of multipurpose smart pillow can be used any flexible material inducing but not limit to natural fiber, synthetic fiber, wool, foam, foamy balls and other synthetic materials used for the purpose.

[0032] The strips used for opening and closure mechanism of the two layers cover of multipurpose smart pillow can be Velcro, soft zipper, pasting and other mechanism used for the purpose.

[0033] The separator used during the filing of the multipurpose smart pillow can be a piece of "FABRIC NET" made up of any flexible material like natural fiber, synthetic fiber, wool, nylon and other synthetic materials used for the purpose.

[0034] The multipurpose smart pillow can be designed of any size and shape as required. The multipurpose smart pillow offers two different softness levels at same time and hence it can be used in normal homes, hospitals, hotels, hostels, guest houses, transporters, passenger careers like airplane, train, ships and buses etc.

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