US 9,808,096 B1
Water impervious chair cushion
Timothy James Essenmacher, Lathrup Village, MI (US); Kirsten Renee-Riess Barnds, Birmingham, MI (US); Can Kobaner, Cary, NC (US); and Prasad Sudhir Bhatkhande, Bloomfield Hills, MI (US)
Assigned to Arden Companies, Inc., Bingham Farms, MI (US)
Filed by Arden Companies, Inc., Bingham Farms, MI (US)
Filed on Aug. 5, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/452,333.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/863,197, filed on Aug. 7, 2013.
Int. Cl. A47C 7/38 (2006.01); A47C 27/00 (2006.01); A47C 31/10 (2006.01); A47C 31/11 (2006.01); A47C 7/24 (2006.01)
CPC A47C 31/113 (2013.01) [A47C 7/24 (2013.01); A47C 7/383 (2013.01); A47C 27/005 (2013.01); A47C 31/105 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cushion, comprising:
a cushion shell formed to define a fill receiving cavity, the cushion shell including:
a shell upper surface that is generally oriented horizontally when the shell is in a normal use orientation, the shell upper surface does not contain any seams and is fabricated from at least one water impervious material,
at least one shell side surface that is generally oriented vertically when the shell is in the normal use orientation, the at least one shell side surface is fabricated from the at least one water impervious material, and
a shell bottom surface that is generally oriented horizontally when the shell is in the normal use orientation, the shell bottom surface is fabricated from a water pervious material and is joined to the at least one shell side surface along a bottom edge seam; and
a cushion fill that resides within the fill receiving cavity,
wherein the at least one shell side surface includes one or more portions joined together along a non-exposed side seam including stitching that is not directly exposed to the surfaces of the shell that are exterior to the fill receiving cavity.