Bedclothing Patents (Class 5/482)
  • Patent number: 9420904
    Abstract: The invention could be a bed cover comprising a base sheet that includes a top base edge, a bottom base edge, a first side base edge and a second side base edge, the top base edge being located opposite of the first base end, wherein the top base edge and bottom base edge are connected together by the first side base edge and the second side base edge; a tab sheet that has a pocket tab portion and a top tab portion, the top tab portion attaches to the base sheet via the bottom base edge while the pocket tab portion further forms an open-ended pocket having an aperture, the open-ended pocket being sufficiently constructed to accommodate at least a portion of a first hand of an operator passing through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Ruby Russell
  • Patent number: 9393756
    Abstract: A household textile product has an anti-slip effect in which a household textile product body is provided with anti-slip material. The anti-slip material is distributed in one or combination of an array of dots at equal or unequal distances from each other, the anti-slip material can be provided in the form of multiple wavy lines, in the form of multiple diamond-shaped anti-slip dots distributed equidistantly in an array, or in the form of a grid structure formed by criss-crossing sloping lines. A side of the textile product can be provided with anti-slip material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Standard Fiber LLC
    Inventor: Russ Holbrook
  • Patent number: 9357863
    Abstract: A mattress cover and skirt system includes a skirt configured to be secured to the mattress. The skirt includes a flexible skirt panel defining an upper edge, a lower edge, and an elastic element disposed along at least a portion of the lower edge. The mattress cover system includes a mattress cover panel configured to be removably attached to the skirt. The mattress cover panel includes an upper layer, a lower layer, and a cushioning member disposed between the upper and lower layers. A connector system includes at least one first connector member disposed along the upper edge of the skirt and at least one second connector member disposed proximate the outermost edge of the mattress cover panel. The second connector member is configured to engage the first connector member so as to removably attach the mattress cover panel to the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Welspun India Limited
    Inventor: Dipali Goenka
  • Patent number: 9038213
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bed clothing system that has a bottom sheet and top sheet attached together at the corners of the foot end of the bed clothing system. At the foot end of the bed clothing system on the corners, where the top and bottom sheets are attached, a stretchable piece of material is disposed in a vertical direction so that the bed sheet system is able to accommodate to any size and thickness of a mattress, while also remaining securely fixed on a mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Margo E. Cuneo
  • Patent number: 9032963
    Abstract: Wraps for swaddling babies are provided that include a body having a base side. The wrap can further include two arms that are attached to the base side of the body of the wrap. The arms can extend outward in an opposite direction to one another along the base side of the body of the wrap. Related methods of using the wrap are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Carolyn Grissom
  • Patent number: 9009889
    Abstract: A pillowcase with storage includes a pillow portion and a storage portion extending from an opening of the pillow portion. The pillow portion includes a top panel and a bottom panel coupled together to form a pillow pocket, having an opening to receive a pillow. The storage portion defines at least one storage compartment and internally attaches to the pillow portion, within its opening. The storage portion can optionally include a closure to retain its contents. The storage portion can be configured to hold electronic devices, books, medications, reading glasses, phones, and so forth, in a manner that does not interfere with the use of a pillow inside the pillow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Diane Cohen
  • Patent number: 9005728
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent pad has an absorbent structure configured to absorb fluid. The disposable absorbent pad is adapted to provide a shear strength between the pad and the substrate when the pad is adhered to the substrate between about 1,500 grams per square inch and about 3,500 grams per square inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Ann Johnston, Jon Philip Rooyakkers, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Marcille Faye Ruman, Christopher Heiting
  • Patent number: 8978178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fabric arrangement and pillow designed to prevent skin lines and wrinkle formation while improving sleep using combinations of fabrics, cooling technologies and scents. The present invention is designed with a specific fabric and materials combination that create a surface in which the shear stresses causing skin lines and wrinkles are eliminated. Multiple layers make up the fabric arrangement include a top layer comprising a stretchable material and a second layer comprising a low friction material relative to the first layer. Supporting the first two layer is a support layer such as foam. Lower layers may comprise a cooling material, an antimicrobial or anti-allergenic material and a scent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Stan Batiste, Maryann Batiste, Steven Achstein
  • Patent number: 8978179
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides at least in part a bed cover comprising a plurality of heat insulating chambers having a first surface and a second surface and at least two sidewalls connecting the first surface and the second surface, the width of said first surface being greater than the width of said second surface; a plurality of heat conduits between the sidewalls of the heat insulating chambers, said heat conduits having an open and a closed position; wherein each heat insulating chamber is hingeably connected to at least one adjacent heat insulating chamber, such that the heat conduits may open and close as adjacent heat insulating chambers flex towards or away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: St. Geneve Fine Bedlinens Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Paul De La Place
  • Patent number: 8973182
    Abstract: A devices and implements for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child at bedtime. A hand-held controller unit is provided having a user interface and which is capable of being used by the child under the bed covers of a bed. The hand-held controller unit may include any of a walkie-talkie capability, a flashlight capability, a nightlight capability, the capability to activate an external device, and other capabilities. At least one external device may be provided. The external device may be capable of being placed beneath the bed and is configured to be activated by the hand-held controller unit. At least one substantially hollow air-through member may be provided which is configured to facilitate airflow between underneath the bed covers of the bed and above the bed covers of the bed. A supplemental bed cover may be provided that is configured to be placed on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8973183
    Abstract: A sheet for covering at least a portion of a mattress that includes a movable first section and a movable second section adjacent to and proximate to the movable first section comprises a first sheet section for covering at least a portion of the movable first section, a second sheet section laterally adjacent to the first sheet section configured to cover at least a portion of the movable second section, wherein the first and second sheet sections are joined together at a sheet junction, a first member projecting laterally from the first sheet section toward the second sheet section and extending up to the sheet junction, and a second member projecting laterally from the second sheet section toward the first sheet section and extending up to the sheet junction, wherein a portion of the first member overlays a portion of the second member proximate the sheet junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Select Comfort Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Daniel Palashewski, Eric Rose, Lori MacLachlan
  • Patent number: 8966683
    Abstract: Devices and implements for staving off monsters, specters, demons and the like as imagined by a child at bedtime. A hand-held controller unit is provided having a user interface, which is capable of being used by the child under the bed covers of a bed. The hand-held controller unit may include any of a walkie-talkie capability, a flashlight capability, a nightlight capability, the capability to activate an external device, and other capabilities. At least one external device may be provided which is capable of being placed beneath the bed and is configured to be activated by the hand-held controller unit. At least one substantially hollow air-through member may be provided which is configured to facilitate airflow between underneath the bed covers of the bed and above the bed covers of the bed. A supplemental bed cover may be provided that is configured to be placed on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Crucs Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Crucs
  • Patent number: 8959675
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress. Covers with slick surfaces are selectively placed in engagement with each other between the mattress and the box spring or platform . One cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. The other cover may be the same as the first cover or may have slick surfaces on two sides. In an alternate embodiment of the invention, one cover may is a protective cover that encapsulates the entire mattress. In another alternate embodiment, one cover cooperates with a slick surface that is integrally provided on one or the other of the mattress or box spring or platform. In yet another alternate embodiment of the invention, slick surfaces are provided on both the mattress and the box spring or platform. The mattress is secured relative to the box spring or platform by removable fasteners in a normal mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8950023
    Abstract: A multipurpose blanket system includes blanket material and a first pair of fasteners configured to fasten to one another. The blanket may be constructed using sun protective, breathable material. A first fastener of the first pair is positioned along a first direction relative to a second fastener of the first pair. A second pair of fasteners may be configured to fasten to one another. A third fastener of the second pair is positioned along a second direction relative to a fourth fastener of the second pair. The first direction may form an acute angle with respect to the second direction. A third pair of fasteners may be configured to fasten to one another. A fifth fastener of the third pair is positioned along a third direction relative to a sixth fastener of the third pair, and the third direction may be substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Seth Jacobsen, Julia Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 8938824
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide covers for bed components, such as mattresses and/or box-springs, which limit bed bug access to the bed component. According to one embodiment, a cover for a bed component may include an opening that provides access to an interior of the cover and through which a bed component (e.g., a mattress or box-spring) may be inserted, a zipper coupled along the opening, a zipper mechanism slidable along the zipper to couple opposing teeth of the zipper to allow the opening to be zipped closed to enclose the bed component within the cover, a first flap foldable and securable over a distal end of the zipper, a second flap foldable and securable over the first flap, and a barrier material disposed between the second flap and the zipper for applying pressure to the zipper to minimize a gap between the zipper and the first flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Denver Mattress Co., LLC
    Inventors: Bob Rensink, Jonny Amendola
  • Publication number: 20150007388
    Abstract: A bedding product having a colored hem and methods of making the same are disclosed. The bedding product can have a plain body attached to a colored hem which is made color fast so as to inhibit fading of the colored hem and/or prevent bleeding, crocking, and/or running of color from the colored hem onto the plain body during the useful life of the bedding product. The colored hem can be made color fast by a method including selecting a fabric, selecting dyes based on the fabric, preparing the fabric such as by mercerizing, applying the dyes, and treating the dyed fabric to remove unfixed dyes contained in the fabric to improve subsequent colorfastness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Phillip Harrison
  • Patent number: 8918931
    Abstract: A bed accessory, for use with a bed having a mattress and a base for the mattress, includes a bed cover retainer having a first portion adapted to fit between the mattress and the base for the mattress. The first portion defines a wedge that is configured to produce a separation force between the mattress and base to hold the retainer in position. The first portion may further define a bed-cover-engaging member, such as a high-friction surface, to hold the bed cover in position. A sleeper attendant may be supported at a second portion. The sleeper attendant is adapted to support an object in a manner that the object is accessible to a sleeper on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SimpleIdeas, LLC
    Inventors: Randal S. Baker, Arlyn J. Boorsma, Bryan J. Roodvoets
  • Patent number: 8910332
    Abstract: A method and device for securing arms an infant. The device includes: an elongate piece of material with vertical and horizontal axes; a right wing having a right fastener at a distal right end, the right fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the back side of the material; a left wing having (i) a left fastener part at a distal left end, the left fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the front side of the material; a sleeve attaching component attached on the front side of the material and located at an intersection of the axes, the sleeve attaching component including a pair of sleeves symmetrically disposed about the vertical axis, the pair of sleeves including a right sleeve and a left sleeve, the sleeves disposed and configured to respectively retain right and left arms of the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Alan Buckson
  • Patent number: 8904580
    Abstract: An outer enclosure may comprise a first enclosure region defining a first enclosed space and a second enclosure region defining a second enclosed space. The first enclosure region may comprise a first opening edge, and the second enclosure region may comprise a second opening edge. The first and second enclosure regions each have an inner surface. A first inner arm enclosure region may be secured to the inner surface of the first enclosure region and, together with the first enclosure region, defines a first arm passageway having a first arm entry opening. A second inner arm enclosure region may be secured to the inner surface of the second enclosure region and, together with the second enclosure region, defines a second arm passageway having a second arm entry opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ABNC LLC
    Inventors: Natalie A. Christensen, Aaron L. Christensen
  • Patent number: 8898835
    Abstract: A fitted blanket fits over a mattress and secures underneath to prevent the blanket from moving off the user while sleeping in bed. The blanket can include an elastic material on at least the underside corner edges thereof. Children and adults alike can stay warm at night as their blankets cannot fall away or off of them while sleeping. The fitted blanket may further include an opening and closing mechanism to allow for easy entry and exit, rather than having to untuck the blanket, as is the case with conventional blankets. The opening and closing mechanism may also provide an easy way to make the bed. The fitted nature of the blanket prevents blanket slippage or movement. The blanket may further include a cut-out region for pillow placement. The blanket can also include glow-in-the-dark elements or illuminated elements to light up the blanket at night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Amer Habib Khan
  • Patent number: 8898834
    Abstract: A bed dressing and set includes several articles of bed linens or bed clothing. A top sheet includes a plurality of apertures configured to accept at least one fastener along ends of a bottom sheet. The bottom sheet includes straps which extend from a substantially central portion along foot and head ends to engage with multiple sidewall points to secure the bottom sheet in place on top of a mattress. Together, the bottom sheet and top sheet substantially eliminate the possibility of bed clothing moving out of a stable position when the bed is in use, creating an adjustable personal fit for the bed occupant to improve sleep quality and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stefanie Bryan Huber, Janae' S. Giurlani
  • Patent number: 8893340
    Abstract: A mattress cover is disclosed for redirecting shear on a patient's skin away from the areas of the body relatively more likely to develop decubitus ulcers. The mattress cover includes an upper portion designed to cover the topside of a mattress, and at least one shear transfer zone attached to an underside of the upper portion of the mattress cover. The shear transfer zone(s) may be made of a low shear material so as to create a low friction interface between the mattress and the mattress cover to reduce shear forces exerted by the mattress. Additionally, the shear transfer zone(s) may be arranged such that a large portion of the shear forces exerted by the mattress can be redirected to areas of the body that are relatively less likely to develop decubitus ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Span-America Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. O'Reagan, Richard W. Raburn
  • Publication number: 20140331405
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a bedding cover that allows for the easy and rapid insertion of a blanket or duvet and an easy, rapid method of making a bed using such a bedding cover. The bedding cover is durable with a type of closure that does not reduce the longevity of or damage the bedding cover despite multiple launderings. A kit containing a container and the disclosed improved bedding cover; and optionally, at least one of: a mattress sheet or bottom sheet; a pillow case; a dust ruffle; and a blanket or a duvet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: WestPoint Home LLC
    Inventor: GERALYNN M. WETMORE
  • Publication number: 20140317845
    Abstract: A mattress cover and method for making the same is provided. The mattress cover may include a substantially rectangular piece of material including a top center portion for fitting upon a top surface of a mattress, and a peripheral skirt portion including two end panels and two side panels, wherein the respective end panels and side panels may be attached together at each corner for fitting over corresponding sides and ends of the mattress, corner panels attached to a bottom portion of each corner formed from the respective attached end panels and side panels, wherein the corner panels may be substantially parallel to the top center portion, and one or more elastic bands attached around a bottom periphery of an inside edge of the skirt portion and corner panels. The mattress cover may be configured to fit mattresses of varying thicknesses, lengths, and/or widths without slipping off of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: J. Tedd Smith
  • Publication number: 20140317844
    Abstract: A multipurpose blanket system includes blanket material and a first pair of fasteners configured to fasten to one another. The blanket may be constructed using sun protective, breathable material. A first fastener of the first pair is positioned along a first direction relative to a second fastener of the first pair. A second pair of fasteners may be configured to fasten to one another. A third fastener of the second pair is positioned along a second direction relative to a fourth fastener of the second pair. The first direction may form an acute angle with respect to the second direction. A third pair of fasteners may be configured to fasten to one another. A fifth fastener of the third pair is positioned along a third direction relative to a sixth fastener of the third pair, and the third direction may be substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Seth Jacobsen, Julia Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 8864544
    Abstract: A hooded blanket and stuffed toy combination device that includes a blanket having a perimeter defining an area, a hood attached to the perimeter and positioned externally to the area, and an ornamental surface comprising an outer surface of the hood, wherein the hood comprises an outer shell and an interior volume whereby the blanket is stored within the interior volume of the hood to provide a stuffed toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Infinity Headwear & Apparel, LLC
    Inventors: Geoff Anderman, Doug Keller
  • Patent number: 8856985
    Abstract: A connector system includes at least one mattress connector that is coupled to a mattress. The mattress connectors are coupled at the head end and at the foot end of the mattress. A topper connector is coupled to a topper at a head end and a foot end of the topper. A plurality of straps are employed to couple the mattress to the topper, with the straps being coupled to the mattress connectors and the proper connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Denver Mattress Co. LLC
    Inventors: Bob Rensink, Jonathan Amendola
  • Publication number: 20140259275
    Abstract: A first item of sleepwear or bedding is to be used as part of a sleep system and a second item of sleepwear or bedding is to be used with the first item as part of the sleep system. At least one of the first item and second item comprises a performance fabric. The first item dissipates moisture and heat from a body of a user from an inside of the first item to an outside of the first item. The second item dissipates moisture and heat that has been dissipated by the first item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHEEX, INC.
    Inventors: Susan Walvius, Michelle Marciniak
  • Publication number: 20140259408
    Abstract: A bedding system including a cushion bearing a first image portion and a bedspread bearing a second image portion is disclosed. The bedspread includes a first edge and the cushion similarly includes a first edge. When the first edge of the bedspread is positioned adjacent to the first edge of the cushion, the first and second image portions found on the bedspread and the cushion, respectively, combine to form an image. The bedspread and the cushion can both include a removable cover. The removable cover of the bedspread can be mated to the bedspread via features located in attachment zones and the removable cover of the cushion can be mated to the cushion via attachment features located in attachment zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan Morley
  • Patent number: 8832877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite disposable bed linen package that combines the individual bed linen elements of fitted bottom sheet, top sheet and pillow case into a single element so assembled and attached to meet the specific needs of healthcare applications. The composite disposable bed linen package is designed for, but not limited to, single occupancy institutional beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Mogambiree Pillay
  • Publication number: 20140250596
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides at least in part a bed cover comprising a plurality of heat insulating chambers having a first surface and a second surface and at least two sidewalls connecting the first surface and the second surface, the width of said first surface being greater than the width of said second surface; a plurality of heat conduits between the sidewalls of the heat insulating chambers, said heat conduits having an open and a closed position; wherein each heat insulating chamber is hingeably connected to at least one adjacent heat insulating chamber, such that the heat conduits may open and close as adjacent heat insulating chambers flex towards or away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Paul De La Place
  • Patent number: 8822354
    Abstract: A coated fabric having a base fabric and an auxiliary layer laminated thereto, wherein the exposed face of the auxiliary layer is coated with a coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Clarkson Textiles Limited
    Inventor: Roger Gordon White
  • Patent number: 8813280
    Abstract: An article of bedding for disposition over the top, side and end surfaces of a mattress comprises a substantially inelastic web of textile material which includes a top panel, side and end panels, and corner seams. The article further comprises a stretchable corner member overlying each corner seam, an additional seam aligned axially with each corner seam, and a stretchable border member secured to the peripheral edges of the side panels. This construction allows the article to accommodate the contours of mattresses of varying thicknesses within each given peripheral mattress size classification. Methods of making such articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Indo Count Industries Ltd
    Inventor: Deepak Kumar Arora
  • Patent number: 8813276
    Abstract: Systems and methods for turning a bedridden patient are described. A turn sheet system for turning a patient in a bed includes a bottom sheet having a first length and a first width configured and dimensioned to overlie the bed. A top sheet having a second length and a second width is fixed to the bottom sheet along a location extending intermediate of the second width and along a majority of the second length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Laura W. Lee, Alexander V. Stronko, Taylor R. Blake, Tina Ansari, Jemshaid Shams
  • Patent number: 8806678
    Abstract: An encasement for a bedding item includes a cover comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, and a side wall attaching the top portion to the bottom portion, an opening in the side wall sized to permit a bedding item to be removably inserted into an interior of the encasement, a zipper disposed in the opening of the side wall configured to reversibly seal the encasement, the zipper comprising an open end, a closed end, a zipper pull, and opposing complementary zipper tracks, and a zipper end stop disposed at the closed end of the zipper, the zipper end stop comprising an interior support panel attached to the top portion and the bottom portion of the cover beneath the zipper, a first securement means affixed to the interior support panel adjacent the zipper tracks, and a plurality securement members associated with the opposing complementary zipper tracks. Closing the zipper forms a beg bug impervious seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: SkyBlue Textiles LLC
    Inventor: Petra J. Michael
  • Publication number: 20140215870
    Abstract: A mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering material, in particular for covering mattresses, mattress protectors, mattress cases, mattress toppers, pillow cases, shirt cases, or underbedding, has at least one material layer made of a knitted, warp-knitted, or woven material having an outer side, which faces away from the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, and an inner side, which faces toward the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, wherein least a partial region of the outer side or the inner side has color-changeable indicator particles to indicate a contamination by mite excrement, bodily fluids, or bacteria. Furthermore, a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, pillow, or bedspread core and a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bodet & Horst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd-Hermann Horst
  • Publication number: 20140201911
    Abstract: A scarf hides the upper portion of a made bed from view. The scarf includes a portion of material having a length and a width, opposite first and second ends and opposite top and bottom edges. The length of the scarf is sufficient to cover pillows placed on a made bed of standard size, with the opposite first and second ends reaching opposite first and second edges of the bed. The width of the scarf is sufficient so that its top edge hides the top edge of a pillow on the made bed, and the bottom edge hides the bottom edge of the pillow on the made bed. The scarf may be used to cover up the top edge of a bed sheet, blanket or bedspread on a made bed so as to hide said top edge of the bed sheet, blanket or bedspread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Susan Ann Martenson
  • Patent number: 8782831
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a baby swaddle that includes an inner strap adapted to releasably connect around a baby's chest, an outer strap adapted to releasably connect around the inner strap and secure a baby's arms between the inner strap and outer strap, wherein the inner strap is configured to prevent the baby swaddle from moving toward a baby's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Anna & Eve LLC
    Inventors: Robert Houston, Anna Jones
  • Publication number: 20140199507
    Abstract: A stuffed article, for example a toy, flying disk, bed, or etc., and manufacturing methods of such are disclosed which has volume and which upon destruction by an animal will not release stuffing as with most common stuffed toys, flying disks, or beds. The article is made from at least one material such as fabric, canvas, denim, nylon, fleece, rubber, plastic, leather, rawhide, animal parts, fiber (or other pliable material) which, through the article's configuration and manufacturing process is filled with the same type of material used to form the outer layers, multiple layers may be used for increased strength, and specifically the inner cavity contains material which is one and the same type of material as the outer layer(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Holly Marie Moran
  • Patent number: 8776287
    Abstract: A bottom bed sheet for a mattress is provided wherein the sheet has cell phone pockets formed therein. The bottom bed sheet may be positioned with respect to the mattress whereby a cell phone pocket is positioned at the upper right side of the sheet or positioned at the upper left side of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Elise M. Jarrett
  • Patent number: 8776288
    Abstract: The baffle box comforter includes upper and lower fabric sections and a plurality of longitudinal baffle members which extend for the length of the comforter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Pacific Coast Feather Company
    Inventors: Laura A. Regan, Tamara Soreano
  • Publication number: 20140189952
    Abstract: A bed covering product, system and a process of manufacturing such product is disclosed to form a one-piece, multi-panel upper and lower sheet assembly. The lower sheet fits on a mattress in a removable manner and the upper sheet is connected to the lower sheet through expandable flaps of material made from elastic, stretchable material. An expansion flap zipper runs between the sides of the upper and lower sheets so as to close the assembly when it is zipped, whereby the upper sheet is pulled tightly against the lower sheet but when it is opened by unzipping the upper sheet is allowed to move away from the lower sheet to the extent of the expandable flaps of material. Another release zipper is disposed adjacent the expansion flap zipper and interior for allowing laundering the upper and lower sheets separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: KaDe Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Kathleen Crispino
  • Patent number: 8756730
    Abstract: The invention is a bedding apparatus, to be used with a conventional mattress. The bedding's bottom layer is fitted, so as to fit snugly around a mattress. The bottom layer is connected to the top layer by an attachment device, preferably two zippers. The top layer extends over three edges of the bottom layer, so as to appear aesthetically pleasing and provide comfort to the user. The zippers allow a user to easily and quickly make up the bed after sleeping in the bedding. It also functions to keep the top layer from falling off of the bed while sleeping and facilitates the user in weekly changing of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: MacCarron Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20140157516
    Abstract: A bedding cover made of pest-impermeable fabric provides a zippered opening for insertion of mattresses, pillows, upholstered cushions and other bedding. At the end of the zipper track, where there may be a small opening when closed, a flap is attached to a plastic collar, which is stitched to the fabric cover at and around the end of the zipper track. The flap is adapted to fold over the end when the zipper is closed, providing a seal that prevents pests, such as bed bugs, from escaping the bedding cover or infesting the bedding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: William F. Geier
  • Patent number: 8745794
    Abstract: A method of swaddling a baby includes providing a blanket having a pair of spaced-apart sleeves attached to the blanket and a pair of leg openings that extend fully through the blanket. Each leg opening is located generally beneath a respective one of the sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventor: Julie McDermott
  • Publication number: 20140123387
    Abstract: A top cover comprises a woven web of warp yarns and fill yarns, with a first plurality of the fill yarns (and/or the warp yarns) being non-spandex, non-core spun elastomeric yarns and a second plurality of the fill yarns (and/or the warp yarns) being non-elastomeric yarns whereby the top cover has a wash activated patterning so as to have a bulky look or texture after it is laundered, especially the first time it is laundered, which allows the top cover to serve as a top cover without the need for additional processing such as ironing or pressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Saravan Muthanandam, Richard Stewart
  • Publication number: 20140115783
    Abstract: Among other things, the disclosure features a thermal blanket including a unitary fabric element having predetermined discrete regions of contrasting insulative capacities arranged based on insulative needs of corresponding regions of a user's body. In one or more first discrete regions of the unitary fabric element, one of the predetermined discrete regions of contrasting insulative capacities consists of loop yarn having a first pile height, and in one or more other discrete regions of the unitary fabric element, another one of the predetermined discrete regions of contrasting insulative capacities consists of loop yarn having another pile height different from and relatively greater than the first pile height. The unitary fabric element comprises fibers having an axial core surrounded by a multiplicity of radially extending, axially-elongated whiskers, separated by axially-extending grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MMI-IPCO, LLC
    Inventor: MMI-IPCO, LLC
  • Patent number: 8707481
    Abstract: An insulated pocketed and sock or slippered blanket is provided. The blanket may be used to quickly warm hands, arms, legs and feet with ease requiring no wires or electricity as with electric blankets. The design of the blanket allows the user to place their legs, feet, arms and hands into insulated and padded pockets and thus ensure that extremities remain warm. The present invention includes a blanket for warming extremities comprising: an arm warmer; a leg pocket configured for receiving legs; and two foot warmers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Saul Fernandez Juarez
  • Patent number: 8707480
    Abstract: This invention is a modular blanket system for double beds essentially built like a ring binder where the rings, called straps, are made of a flexible material and are closed by means of detachable fasteners such as hook-and-loop, snaps or buttons. The use of straps as a binding means allows blanket leaves to be added, subtracted or paged from one side to the other depending on the sleepers' need for warmth or decorative taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert F. Graddy
  • Patent number: 8701227
    Abstract: An adjustable bed is provided having a mattress, a mattress support, and an attachment panel for removably attaching the mattress to the mattress support. The attachment panel can be disposed along at least a portion of at least one side of the mattress and extends below a bottom surface of the mattress. The attachment panel is attached to an underside of the mattress support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: William Rohr