Title:
Multipurpose, multisectional, multiconfiguration cushion for person of any age, used for an elbow, kneeling, sitting, and or lying cushion. The cushion consists of four interconnected sections to form a cushion when flat allows an adult to lye flat and when the sections are folded face to face together this allows an adult to utilize the cushion for elbow, sitting, kneeling and or lying cushion
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A multipurpose, multi sectional, multiconfiguration cushion for person of any age, used for an elbow, kneeling, sitting, and or lying cushion. The cushion consists of four interconnected sections to form a cushion when flat allows an adult to lye flat and when the sections are folded face to face together this allows an adult to utilize the cushion for elbow, sitting, kneeling and or lying cushion. The four layer cushion consists of one of the layers to be detached, where as by the linked section, number one 1 and number two 2 to be attached by way of a Velcro attachment and allows section number one 1 to be detached and utilized as a utility bag. Each section consists of a rectangular soft cushion of durable thickness and a resilient fabric that covers the cushion from end to end with each section consisting of a zippered opening to allow the removal of the cushion from the fabric covering the cushion. The fabric is continuous and covers the cushions from section two 2 to section three 3 to section four 4 and joined together by a hinge between the adjacent cushion with section two 2 having a Velcro end the will attach to section number one 1 by means of an alternating Velcro attachment and section number one 1 also consists of fabric covering the cushion from end to end with a zippered opening for cushion removal and consisting of a zippered pocket and open utility pockets to be used as a utility bag, the joined sections create edge to edge flat surface or a face to face folded surface.



Inventors:
Andrade, David (US)
Application Number:
11/668351
Publication Date:
07/31/2008
Filing Date:
01/29/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47C7/14
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Primary Examiner:
LEE, GILBERT Y
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DAVID ANDRADE (SUNLAND, CA, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A multipurpose, multisectional cushion for adults use for an elbow, kneeling, sitting and or lying cushion or like positions consisting of four like size width, length and thickness dimensions, said sections number two (2), three (3) and four (4) are interconnected by continuous fabric that extends beyond the cushion to form a centered hinge between each section where as section number one (1) and section number two (2) are interconnected by an opposing Velcro attachment, each section consists of a durable soft cushion between 0.75 and 1.5 inch thickness with continuous fabric covering top, bottom and all sides of each said cushion with one side of each cushion consisting of a zippered opening to allow each pad to be removed from said fabric covering, said section number two (2) having fabric that extends beyond said cushion on top, bottom and all sides, adjoin section number three (3) having fabric extending beyond said cushion which adjoins section number four (4), the extending fabric forms a hinge between sections number two (2), three (3), and four (4) with section number two (2) having a Velcro closure attachment on the end of connected fabric, which connects to sections number one (1) and two (2), by means of a Velcro attachment, the said Velcro attachment connects to section number one (1) by way of section number two (2) having an opposing Velcro attachment connected to fabric that exends beyond section number one (1), to create a hinge between section number one (1) and number two (2), whereby said cushions are adjoined to each other to create an open flat environment with edge to edge adjoining or to create a folded face to face abutting to create different levels of thickness and cushion, with handles attached and protruding from the top of sections number one (1) and section number four (4), with a shoulder strap attached to section number two (2) on the opposing upper sides of said section number two (2).

2. Multipurpose, multisectional cushion for adults in claim 1, in which said utility bag means section number one consisting of a cushion covered by fabric contains a zippered pocket on the top face of said section number one and open pockets sewn on three sides (left and right side and bottom) on top of said zippered pocket, with tow verticle stitched on the open pouch to create three open pockets, with several verticle stitches on open utility pouch to create several more pockets.

3. Multipurpose, multisectional cushion for adults in claim 1, in which said handles means are secured to said fabric on section number one and section number four.

4. Multipurpose, multisectional cushion for adults in claim 1, in which said shoulder strap means are secured to fabric on section number two on opposing outer edges and top sides of section number two.

5. Multipurpose, multisectional cushion for adults in claim 1, in which chair/seat pouch means are attached to section number four at the top section only of section number four extending beyond said section to create a chair/seat pouch consisting of a Velcro pocket attached to said chair/seat pouch, said chair/seat pouch attaches to said section number four at bottom by means of a two elastic straps attached to said section number four at bottom and said chair/seat pouch at opposing bottom to said section number four.

6. Multipurpose, multisectional cushion for adults in claim 1, A multipurpose, multisectional cushion for adults use for an elbow, kneeling, sitting and or lying cushion or like positions consisting of four like size width, length and thickness dimensions, said sections number two (2), three (3) and four (4) are interconnected by continuous fabric that extends beyond the cushion to form a centered hinge between each section where as section number one (1) and section number two (2) are interconnected by an opposing Velcro attachment, each section consists of a durable soft cushion between 0.75 and 1.5 inch thickness with continuous fabric covering top, bottom and all sides of each said cushion with one side of each cushion consisting of a zippered opening to allow each pad to be removed from said fabric covering, said section number two (2) having a Velcro attachment on one end with fabric that extends beyond said cushion on top, bottom and sides adjoin section number three (3), having fabric extending beyond said cushion which adjoins section number four (4) having fabric that extends beyond said cushion, form a hinge between sections number two (2), three (3) and four (4), with section number one (1) having a Velcro closure attachment on the opposing side of stated handles, which connects the sections number one (1) and two (2) by way of Velcro attachment, the said Velcro attachment connects the sections number one (1) by way of section number two (2) having an opposing Velcro attachment connected to fabric that extends beyond section number three (3) cushion to create a hinge between section number three (3) and number four (4), whereby said cushions are adjoined to each other to create an open flat environment with edge to edge adjoining or to create a folded face to face abutting to create different levels of thickness and cushion, with handles attached and protruding from section number one and section number four, with a shoulder strap attached to section number two on the opposing upper section of said number two.

Description:

REFERENCES CITED (REFERENCED BY)

US PATENT DOCUMENTS
4843662July 1989Handelman
D472679April 2003Burington
20030097713May 2003Kinchen.
5491851February 1996Alonso
5632050May 1997Zajas
5035013July 1991Bloom
4592091May 1986Italici

FIELD OF INVENTION

This invention pertains to adults multipurpose, multiconfiguration cushion that is used to rest ones elbow on, for lying upon, sitting upon, kneeling upon and to support the adult body during activities such as Gardening, Pluming, Construction, Electrical projects, bathing a child, and many other activities that relate to protecting the body from hard or uncomfortable surfaces, and useful for protecting surfaces from sharp objects as tools. The invention is for multipurpose and multiconfigurations with the cushion having sections that when fully opened lye adjacent to one another and when fully closed the faces of each section face each other. The said cushion can be used in multiconfigurations depending on the thickness and position that one desires.

BACKGROUND

In U.S. Pat. No. 4,843,662 to Handelman there is a disclosed a dual, two-person bench (stadium) seat case that are readily removable. In U.S. Pat. No.D472,679 S to Burington an ornamental folding cushion for knee control. In U.S. Pat. No. 20030097713 to Kinchen a protective folding knee cushion prayer or meditating. In U.S. Pat. No. to Alonso a multipurpose cushion for children to lye or sit on. In U.S. Pat. No. 5,632,050 to Zajas a body support platform that folds in half.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

This invention provides a multipurpose, multiple configuration cushion containing four identical shaped cushion having like width, length and thickness, with the thickness to be between 0.75 and 1.5 inches, and having handles and shoulder strap whereas by the continuous cushions can be arranged in multiple configurations and thicknesses based on the need of the individual, the said cushion can be arranged as to be flat so as all four cushions lye adjacent to one another, connected by a fabric hinge, so one can lye flat on the cushion, FIG. 14 or the said cushions can be folded into multiple layers as to protect ones knees, FIG. 13 or to sit on, FIG. 12, or to protect ones elbows, FIG. 15. The purpose of said invention if for use in construction, plumbing, gardening, sitting, lying, kneeling and many other uses in order to protect the person from uncomfortable surfaces.

The invention is constructed as to have the fabric protect the cushions from the surrounding elements and to have the cushion removed by way of zippered closures on each section, with section number one (1) containing a zippered utility pouch and opened utility pockets, with section number four (4) containing a utility bag attached at the top of section number four (4) by way of sewing with the utility bag on section number four (4) containing an open utility pocket with a Velcro closure and also attaching to section number four (4) by the way of two elastic straps, with a 1.5 to 3″ inch width, attached at the bottom of section number four (4) and the utility flap with a pocket with Velcro closure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 is a view of the cushion, folded and secured for carrying in a perspective view.

FIG. 2 is a flat top elevation view of the cushion.

FIG. 3 is a flat profile elevation view of the cushion.

FIG. 4 a front face elevation view of the cushion.

FIG. 5 is a profile of the cushion fully closed and secured.

FIG. 6 is a top elevation view of the cushion fully closed and secured.

FIG. 7. is a view of the cushion partially opened from FIG. 1 showing the hinge placement, handles, shoulder strap and closure straps.

FIG. 8 is a view from FIG. 7 line A showing the Velcro hinge attachment between section number one (1) and section number two (2).

FIG. 9 is a view from FIG. 7 line B showing the fabric hinge attachment that attaches section number two (2) and section three (3) and section three (3) and section four (4).

FIG. 10 is a back profile view of the cushion showing the back chair flap and Pouch with elastic attachments and closure straps.

FIG. 11 shows a partially open cushion with section number one (1) detached from section numbers two (2), three (3) and four (4).

FIG. 12 shows the cushion being utilized as a seat cushion and utility bag.

FIG. 13 shows the cushion being utilized in a kneeling cushion and utility bag.

FIG. 14 shows the cushion being utilized as a lying cushion.

FIG. 15 shows the cushion being utilized as an elbow cushion.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The multipurpose, multisectional, multiconfiguration cushion is characterized and identified by reference character 20 in FIG. 1. The cushion comprises of four separate cushions 1, 2, 3, 4 supported by a sturdy cushion covered by a resilient fabric such as nylon with three of the sides are sewn closed with one side containing a zippered opening 45 for removal of cushion. Each of the cushions (1,2,3,4) will be described in more detail.

FIG. 2 is plan flat view of the top of the multipurpose cushion, with section number 1,2,3,4 respectively abutted edge to edge at 22 and 23 with section number 1 and 2 adjoined by a Velcro attachment 24. The structure includes a fabric covering, such as nylon, identified by character 21 in FIG. 2 and 3. On section 1 shows a zippered utility bag 30 and open utility pouches 32 and section 4 showing a chair flap/utility flap 33 with Velcro utility pouch 34.

FIG. 3 is a flat profile view of said cushion.

In FIG. 4 the cushion is shown from the front of section 1 showing the shoulder strap 39 attached to section number 2, handle 36 projecting from section number1 to carry the multipurpose cushion in a closed position and showing the position of zippered utility bag 30 and open utility pouches 32. FIG.4 also shows the closure straps 37 projecting from two sides of section 1, which are used to close and secure the cushion once all four sections 1,2,3,4, are folded face-to-face.

FIG. 5 show a profile of the multipurpose cushion showing the multipurpose cushion sections 1,2,3,4 folded and secured by closure straps 37. The shoulder strap attachment 38 is shown being attached to section 2 in the upper quadrant consisting of a shoulder strap loop 38 attached to section 2 with a removable shoulder strap 39. Section 4 shows the attachment of Utility flap 33 sewn at the top of section 4 and also attached at the bottom quadrant of both Utility flap 33 and section 4 by means of elastic band 40 on both opposing side of section 4 and utility flap. FIG. 5 shows the closure strap 37 securing the multipurpose cushion in a folded position. The security straps, shown on FIG. 10, are on each opposing side and attached to section1 by means of sewing and the opposite end of closure strap 37 consists of a Velcro closure that will attach to opposing Velcro force 42 on section 4.

FIG. 6 shows a top view of the multipurpose cushion in a folded and secured position. With FIG. 7 showing a partially open, unfolded cushion where as each cushion is of like dimensions as width, length, thickness, although not critical. FIG. 7 shows the best view of the hinge structures for each adjacent section 1,2,3,4. Section 1 and section 2 are joined by a Velcro hinge A, where as sections 2 and 3 are joined by a hinge B, created by the top, bottom and side fabric continuing from section 2 to section 3 and from section 3 to section 4. A close up view of the hinge structure can be seen on FIG. 8 and FIG. 9.

The hinge structure 50 between section 1 and section 2 is best seen in FIG. 8 whereas the hinge is formed for continued extents 60,61 and 62,63 respectively of fabric 70,71 and 72 on the cushion sections 1 and 2 respectively. The hinge sections protrude into the space between section 1 and 2 and are sewn with an opposing Velcro 80 attachment on each opposing hinge 60,61 and 62,63. The Velcro extends the full width of the cushion on both section 1 and 2. The hinge structure 51 between section 2 and section 3 is best seen in FIG. 9 whereas the hinge is formed for continued extents 60,61 respectively of fabric 70,71 and 72 on the cushion sections 2 and 3 respectively. The hinge sections protrude into the space between section 2 and 3 which the fabric has been sewn to create a flat hinge between section 2 and three. The hinge structure 51 between section 3 and section 4 is best seen in FIG. 9 whereas the hinge is formed for continued extents 60,61 respectively of fabric 70,71 and 72 on the cushion sections 3 and 4 respectively. The hinge sections protrude into the space between section 3 and 4 which the fabric has been sewn to create a flat hinge between section 3 and 4.

The fabric, 70, 71, 72, covers section 1, with fabric covering sections 2,3 and 4 continuous and section 1,2,3 and 4 contains zippered closures 45 for cushion 90 removal on each section 1,2,3,4. As with FIG. 8 section 1 is composed of a top 70, bottom 71 and side 72 panel of fabric which is joined by folding the side panel inward and sewing the top and bottom fabric panels together, encasing the removable cushion 90, forming a flat hinge 50 surface so as to then sew on an opposing Velcro attachment. This sewn structure can be found on the bottom of section 1 and the bottom of section 2 with section 2's Velcro closure be opposing to section 1 Velcro closure. As with FIG. 9 section 2,3 and 4 are composed of a continuous fabric top 70, bottom 71 and side 72 panel of fabric which are joined by folding the side panel inward and sewing the top and bottom fabric panels together, encasing the removable cushion 90, forming a flat hinge 51 that extends between section 2 and 3 and between sections 3 and 4.

FIG. 10 shows the closure mechanism whereas the closure strap 37 is secured, at one end, to section 1 by means of stitching and the opposing end contains an opposing Velcro closure, which attaches to opposing Velcro which is attached to section 4, and attaches to Velcro 42. Section 4 contains an opposing section of Velcro 42, which is attached to section 4 by stitching, whereas the closure strap can adhere from section 1 to section 4 and constraining sections 1,2,3,4 for easy carrying.

The typical dimensions of the multipurpose cushion are about 16 inches wide by about 15 inches high with an individual section being of 0.75 to 1.5 inches in thickness.

The stated multipurpose, multisectional, multiconfiguration cushion is made up of multiple sections and can be arranged from fully opened or flat position to a single fold, double fold, triple fold or full fold for easy carrying. The cushion is hinged in two sections by continuous fabric and one hinge joined by a Velcro attachment to permit a pivot of each section of cushion without stressing the fabric cover while fully flat or fully folded closed.