Having Pocket Patents (Class 5/485)
  • Patent number: 9693919
    Abstract: A patient transport device includes an inflatable torso support and one or more straps coupled to sides of the inflatable torso support. Each strap can be configured at least as a single loop. A strap concealment device can be coupled to the inflatable torso support to span a major face of the inflatable torso support. The strap concealment device can include a central panel spanning the major face and one or more side panels extending from a perimeter of the central panel. The one or more side panels can terminate at an edge distally disposed from the central panel at a bunch-gathering binding. The one or more side panels can be selectively foldable between a first position concealing the inflatable torso support and some or all of the one or more straps and a second position exposing the inflatable torso support and the one or more straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Emily Berman
  • Patent number: 9523165
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: KaDe Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Kathleen Crispino
  • Patent number: 9282834
    Abstract: A pet protective bedding that includes a flat top, a flap, and a bed skirt. The flat top is sized to cover or approximately cover the top surface of a bed, i.e. the top surface of a mattress and conventional bedding. The flap is integrally attached to flap top at the top end, and is sized and configured for an upper portion of the flap to be folded over and on top of one or more pillows on the bed for encasing the pillows in order to protect the pillows from exposure to any production of pet soiling. The bed skirt is integrally attached at opposite sides and bottom end of the flat top, and is sized and configured to hang down from the flat top and adjacent to the bed mattress and box spring to the floor. A pocket at the bottom end of the flat top is sized and configured for engaged receipt of a pet or, in the alternative, a portion of a person's legs and feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Christine Lacasse
  • Patent number: 9186002
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bedding article which provides a structured construction for filling with filler material. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a bedding article that incorporates a number of pattern arrangements. The pattern arrangements allow for the sequestration of high performance filler material to areas of maximum effectiveness. Likewise, the pattern arrangement allows for standard performance material to be used in areas where user interaction is likely to be minimal, in order to minimize the amount of material needed in manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: PAC-FUNG FEATHER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shi Hoo Fan
  • Patent number: 9161640
    Abstract: Blanket with protective effect against dorsal parts of the human body becoming cold during sleep, with a composition of two textile layers (11, 11?) of the same size and shape that are equipped with identically located prolonged openings (2, 2?) of the same size and shape that are mutually firmly connected alongside their perimeters (3) and alongside the perimeter of the opening (4). A blanket cover is described, too, consisting of two textile layers of the same size and shape equipped with identically located prolonged openings of the same size and shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: HOLEY QUILT, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Igor {hacek over (S)}irok√Ĺ, Miroslav Lacko
  • 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: 8990980
    Abstract: A pillow assembly that utilizes a hood to inhibit certain movements of the head. The pillow assembly utilizes a pillowcase having a top surface and a bottom surface. The pillowcase can be stuffed to become a pillow or can be used to cover a preexisting pillow. A hood structure is sewn onto the pillowcase. The hood structure is sewn onto the pillowcase along a single main seam. The sewing of the hood to the pillowcase along a single seam creates features in the hood structure that are beneficial to the comfortable restraint of the user's head. Furthermore, the hood structure has a forward opening, a hood apex, and a rear seam that extends from the apex down to the single main seam. The rear seam also helps to reinforce the hood structure so it can better prevent unintentional movements of the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Hindley
  • Patent number: 8984683
    Abstract: A bed top covering, includes a top portion; a second portion; and a bottom portion. The second portion includes a back-folded, electrically heated, foot canopy therein configured to allow the feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and providing room and maneuverability and warmth for the feet of the user. The third portion is tucked under the mattress for snugness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Harold P. Mintz
  • 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: 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: 8950025
    Abstract: A device for securing a pillow or other support to a bed includes a pocket configured to receive a pillow insert, a tail comprising a proximal end and a distal end with the tail connected to the pocket at the proximal end. The device further includes a retention element located near the distal end of the tail. The retention element is further configured to retain the pillow insert relative to the bed by tucking the retention element under the mattress of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mitchell V Kaminski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8950024
    Abstract: An improved covering is described for use with a mattress. The improved covering comprises a top sheet securely or removably secured to a bottom sheet. Through the use of the improved covering, the time required for attending to the task of making a bed is reduced and the difficulty of such task is decreased. In addition, using the improved covering of the present disclosure, individuals such as, but not limited to children and those with difficulty attending to such a task, may now complete the task with an aesthetically pleasing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Ruth Hudson
  • Publication number: 20150026884
    Abstract: A blanket with multiple functionality and a system for organizing articles with the blanket is disclosed and described. This multiple functionality may comprise the blanket functioning to provide comfort and protection from the elements to a user. In various exemplary embodiments, this multiple functionality may comprise the blanket functioning to permit removable attachment of the blanket to various objects, such as to strollers and to child-carriers by an edge-attachment-means. In various exemplary embodiments, this multiple functionality may comprise the blanket functioning to permit holding of various articles in at least one pocket. The at least one pocket may be in direct communication with the blanket and may be integral with the blanket. In some embodiments, the at least one pocket may further comprise a means for removably tethering the various articles to the at least one pocket, such that loss of the article may be mitigated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Simcha Brown
  • Patent number: 8938830
    Abstract: A blanket assembly for swaddling an infant (e.g., newborn baby) includes a blanket body defining a pocket between an upper layer and a lower layer of the body at one end of the blanket body, the pocket accessible via an opening selectively closeable to seal the pocket. A neck, spine and spinal cord support device of a semi-rigid material is removably insertable in the pocket of the blanket body and secured within the blanket by the pocket so as to maintain the support device in a substantially fixed position within the blanket body. The support device supports the head, neck, spine and spinal cord of a newborn baby or infant when the infant is laid on the blanket body in a supine position and wrapped in the blanket body, so as to inhibit injury to the infant's head, neck, spine and spinal cord while carried by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Paperno
  • Patent number: 8904579
    Abstract: A privacy blanket, including a blanket body having a first side surface and a second side surface. At least one engagement portion is provided to removably engage the privacy blanket with a user. The privacy blanket further includes at least one functional portion for providing a containment area, a storage arrangement, and/or a working area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Valerie L. Davis
  • Patent number: 8904581
    Abstract: An expandable mattress cover comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet and a side wall joining the top sheet and the bottom sheet. A plurality of edges of the side wall is stitched to the top sheet and the bottom sheet to form a compartment. An expandable means having a hook is attached to the side wall. An opening is provided on the side wall for inserting a mattress into the compartment. The expandable means may be adjusted to fit mattresses of different thicknesses inside the expandable mattress cover. A fastening means with a hook is adjusted to open the opening before inserting a mattress into the compartment. The mattress is secured in position by adjusting the fastening means to a closed position. The hook is used to clip the expandable means and the fastening means onto the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Farhad Rabbany, Faramarz Yadegari
  • Publication number: 20140352062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a household linen for a double bed with two elongated panels (2.3) that: are linked in at least one region, called the foot, (Rp) intended to be located at the foot end of the bed, are free relative to each other on the major portion of their length up to a head edge (Bt) located opposite the foot region (Rp) and partly overlap at a central longitudinal region (Rm) of the linen, so that the width (Il) of the linen is less than the sum of the width (I p) of the two panels (2,3), the middle region extending between the foot region (Rp) and the head edges (Bt), characterized in that each overlapping region (Rc) of each panel (2,3) is separated from the foot region by a cut-out (15) substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis of the household linen (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Solange Messina
  • Patent number: 8898833
    Abstract: An infant garment including a body for covering an infant and neck padding located within the body and extending from the base of the skull of an infant positioned on the body to the top of the shoulder blades of the infant positioned on the body, and from shoulder-to-shoulder of the infant positioned on the body, wherein the neck padding includes a greater degree of padding than the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tailored Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrica V. Coates
  • Publication number: 20140338127
    Abstract: A blanket with a pet pocket comprising a front and back surface large enough to cover a bed; a pocket on the front surface smaller than the front surface, wherein the pocket includes a top opening large enough for a household domestic pet to fit comfortably inside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Lisa M. Latime
  • Publication number: 20140326188
    Abstract: A pillowcase with a first sheet, and a second sheet of approximately the same size and directly overlying the first sheet, the sheets joined together along three edges thereof but open on a fourth edge, to form a pocket that is adapted to accept a pillow. There is a third sheet having the same width as the first and second sheets but shorter in height than the first and second sheets, and a fleece sheet having the same width as the first, second and third sheets, shorter in height than the first and second sheets and longer in height than the third sheet. The fleece sheet is attached to and covers all of one face of the third sheet and a small part of the opposing face of the third sheet. The third sheet and fleece sheet overly and are attached to the top surface of the second sheet along three edges of the third sheet and fleece sheet, but are unattached and so left open along the fourth edge, to define a pocket that is lined with fleece along its entire top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Isaac
  • Patent number: 8875324
    Abstract: Display systems for a mattress are described herein. The display systems can include a pocket configured to hold at least one pillow cover and a protective panel positioned on the top surface of a mattress. The protective panel can include an information display component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sealy Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Marguerite L. Borgione
  • Patent number: 8869325
    Abstract: A convertible blanket, method of converting a convertible blanket and kit including a convertible blanket are described. A convertible blanket includes a fabric blanket portion having a top end, a bottom end and sides. The convertible blanket also includes one or more front-of-creature features defining a front of the creature. The front-of-creature features are disposed on a surface of the fabric blanket portion to offset the front of the creature from each of the sides of the fabric blanket portion. The convertible blanket also includes one or more fasteners attached to the fabric blanket portion. The one or more fasteners are configured to releasably hold the convertible blanket in a position where the toy is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: FFD Designs (Canada) Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl Ng, Evelyn Yu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140259404
    Abstract: The sculpture or bendy blanket has a resilient bendable grid frame assembly which allows the sculpture blanket to have all the properties of any blanket and a new aspect of the ability to independently hold usual and unusual forms and shapes. The sculpture blanket is bendable, resilient, able to be sculpted and molded, is formable, adjustable, and able to be articulated into a multitude number of abstract and unusual nonstandard forms for fabric material, and hold its shape until manipulated into a new form by the user; while at the same time provides coziness, warmth, entertainment and protection against environmental elements. The sculpture blanket is resilient, and therefore, constructed using a material that has a property that will allow it to be bent and reformed repeatedly, without damaging the frame, of the frame losing its properties over time to bend or hold the desired shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Monika Ingwelda Walker, Martin Krueger
  • Publication number: 20140259405
    Abstract: A pet protective bedding that includes a flat top, a flap, and a bed skirt. The flat top is sized to cover or approximately cover the top surface of a bed, i.e. the top surface of a mattress and conventional bedding. The flap is integrally attached to flap top at the top end, and is sized and configured for an upper portion of the flap to be folded over and on top of one or more pillows on the bed for encasing the pillows in order to protect the pillows from exposure to any production of pet soiling. The bed skirt is integrally attached at opposite sides and bottom end of the flat top, and is sized and configured to hang down from the flat top and adjacent to the bed mattress and box spring to the floor. A pocket at the bottom end of the flat top is sized and configured for engaged receipt of a pet or, in the alternative, a portion of a person's legs and feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Christine Lacasse
  • Patent number: 8832880
    Abstract: An improved baby blanket designed to enhance interactions between infants and caregivers to improve social development, reaching developmental milestones, provide a soothing environment, mitigate Colic and reduce gastric reflux by placing an infant facing the caregiver between the caregiver's upper legs with knees bent and the caregiver in a seated position on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Christopher Sheard
  • Publication number: 20140250595
    Abstract: A blanket assembly for swaddling an infant (e.g., newborn baby) includes a blanket body defining a pocket between an upper layer and a lower layer of the body at one end of the blanket body, the pocket accessible via an opening selectively closeable to seal the pocket. A neck, spine and spinal cord support device of a semi-rigid material is removably insertable in the pocket of the blanket body and secured within the blanket by the pocket so as to maintain the support device in a substantially fixed position within the blanket body. The support device supports the head, neck, spine and spinal cord of a newborn baby or infant when the infant is laid on the blanket body in a supine position and wrapped in the blanket body, so as to inhibit injury to the infant's head, neck, spine and spinal cord while carried by a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Paperno
  • 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: 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: 8689373
    Abstract: A fitted top sheet is provided with a lip having an elastic member that runs side to side along at least a portion of the lip. This provides corners that grab the corners of the mattress for a form fit, while at the same time permitting movement of the sheet upwardly to accommodate an individual's toes without having to provide a so-called zone of expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Karen Caines
  • Patent number: 8689375
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein generally relate to a system and method for joining a detachable fabric sheet to a cover through the use of one or more corresponding fastening or temporary joining mechanisms located on the cover and fabric sheet. In an embodiment, the cover includes one or more mechanisms to align and/or secure a filling material to the cover, as well as one or more fastening or temporary joining mechanisms for attaching the detachable fabric sheet to the cover. Methods and systems are provided for detachably joining the fabric sheet to the cover, for creating a multi-layer unit of a cover and detachable sheets, as well as for aligning and securing the filler to the cover. A method is also provided for manufacturing the integrated bedding cover system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Emily Stinchcomb
  • Patent number: 8671486
    Abstract: A blanket assembly for swaddling an infant (e.g., newborn baby) includes a blanket body defining a pocket between an upper layer and a lower layer of the body at one end of the blanket body, the pocket accessible via an opening selectively closeable to seal the pocket. A neck, spine and spinal cord support device of a semi-rigid material is removably insertable in the pocket of the blanket body and secured within the blanket by the pocket so as to maintain the support device in a substantially fixed position within the blanket body. The support device supports the head, neck, spine and spinal cord of a newborn baby or infant when the infant is laid on the blanket body in a supine position and wrapped in the blanket body, so as to inhibit injury to the infant's head, neck, spine and spinal cord while carried by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Paperno
  • Publication number: 20140059765
    Abstract: A blanket used for evacuating or transporting medical patients comprising a first side, a second side, a first outer edge, a second outer edge and a plurality of pockets disposed on one of the sides wherein the open end of the pocket is proximate a center of said second side and said closed end is proximate one of said outer edges. One or more item stored in at least one of the pockets wherein the item of information may be patient identification information, treatment instructions, medical supplies, or personal items. A system for evacuating or transporting medical patients using the blanket in coordination with one or more items of information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Harris
  • Patent number: 8646133
    Abstract: A duvet cover (10) including an envelope portion (20) substantially closable for enveloping a duvet to shield the duvet from soiling. The envelope portion (120) is removable from the duvet for laundering. The duvet cover further includes a sheet portion (30) attachable to the envelope portion (20) to underlie the envelope portion (20) to shield the underside (21) of the envelope portion (20) from soiling. The sheet portion (30) is removable from the envelope portion (20) for laundering. There is also provided a method of minimizing duvet cover laundering requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Helen Jane Tepper
  • Publication number: 20140013507
    Abstract: Bedding having a first image printed on a first surface and a second image printed on a second surface, which facilitates multiple looks and/or an extended use are generally disclosed. An embodiment includes a bedding element comprising a cavity, an exterior surface, an interior surface, and an opening through which an object may be inserted into the cavity, a first graphic printed on the exterior surface, and a second graphic printed on the interior surface, the first graphic different from the second graphic. Other embodiments and described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Hugo Washington Perez
  • Patent number: 8607382
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for holding a pillow on an upwardly extending end of a mattress having a single sheet of material having a upper end and a lower end along with a first side and a second side having an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower end is folded back upon itself to form an enclosure so that the upper surfaces of the folded section are adjacent to each other having a pillow disposed in the enclosure. The upper end is wrapped around the upwardly extended end of the mattress, using straps to hold the upper end in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: William N Cohron, III
  • Publication number: 20130318712
    Abstract: An article of bedding, such as a comforter or a duvet cover, includes an integrated pet pouch into which pets can sleep on top of the bed sheets of their owner. The pouch can include a detachable and washable liner for easy clean up. The pouch also encourages the pet to sleep safely in a designated spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Cordoves, Kellie Renee Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20130318711
    Abstract: An improved stadium blanket is described with having storage capacity for storing accessories, some of which may be provided with the stadium blanket, brought to events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Gary Benz
  • Patent number: 8572782
    Abstract: A infant positioning kit assembly for positioning an infant in a supine position while in a crib includes a mattress cover that has a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends between the top and bottom walls. The bottom wall has a mattress aperture extending therethrough for inserting a mattress into the mattress cover. An elastic band is attached to and is coextensive with a perimeter edge of the aperture and a first mating member is attached to the top wall. An attachment member is configured to be worn by an infant and a second mating member is attached to the attachment member. The second mating member is releasably attachable to the first mating member to retain an infant in a selected position on the mattress cover. The first and second mating members comprise hook and loop couplers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kamyar Amini
  • Patent number: 8561235
    Abstract: An adjustable mattress that incorporates a movement mechanism and support member inside of the foam mattress includes a fabric covering with a fastener member. The fastener member is used to keep a fitted sheet in place over the adjustable mattress when the mattress is adjusted to an inclined configuration. The fastener member is attached to the fabric covering near the lower edge of the adjustable mattress and is adapted to fasten to a corresponding fastener on the fitted sheet. The fastener member can be a toggle that fits through a loop on the fitted sheet. The fitted sheet also has an elastic band that draws the fitted sheet taut around the adjustable mattress. The lower portion of the fabric covering is made of stretchable fabric that stretches between the lower edge of the adjustable mattress and a balancing bar that supports the adjustable mattress when the adjustable mattress is inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventors: Suk Kan Oh, Youn Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20130269107
    Abstract: The disclosure sets forth and describes a bedding apparatus that is adapted for use in combination with a mattress; the disclosure also sets forth and describes a method of providing a bedding apparatus adapted for use in combination with a mattress. The apparatus includes a fitted sheet with a blanket attached to the fitted sheet. The blanket bears zipper teeth configured to mate with and removably connect the blanket to the fitted sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Deborah J. Fiene
  • Patent number: 8539620
    Abstract: A baby swaddle apparatus can comprise generally a torso portion, a blanket portion, and a pouch portion. The torso portion having a plurality of panels and containing a torso waist opening and neck opening to receive a baby inside of the torso portion. The front panel of the torso also comprising at least one fastener. The blanket portion coupled to the torso rear panel comprising of a blanket panel containing an exterior and interior side and at least one fastener. The pouch portion can contain a pouch opening which receives the baby's legs. The pouch comprising of a pouch front and rear panel and a pouch front panel which contains a plurality of fasteners which allow the pouch to be modified in a way to allow for at least one leg opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jennifer Wynh
  • Patent number: 8528133
    Abstract: A bedmaking system for a bed with a base mattress has a flexible topping mattress; two fastening feet; an U-shaped brace defined by two parallel arms and a bar connecting the arms. The arms are each pivotly mounted to a fastening foot for pivoting around a common axis between a normal position and an assisting position. The bar extends along the first length edge of the topping mattress and is mounted to said first length edge. The second length edge of the topping mattress extends along the second length side of the base mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: OSIB IP Holdings Ltd
    Inventor: Izaak Van Houte
  • Patent number: 8516638
    Abstract: A feeding pillow is constructed of a pillow body that is generally defined by a medial region and two opposing arms. The medial region is configured to be placed near or adjacent a user's stomach, with the arms generally near or adjacent the user's sides. The pillow body has a top surface that is adapted to hold a baby and a bottom surface that is adapted to be placed on the user's lap. The pillow body further includes a fabric cover and a fill material disposed within the fabric cover. Also, a support member is removably positioned at or above one of surfaces such that one surface is more firm than the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: The Boppy Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Kummerfeld, Paul Fair, Haley Gibbons, Clarice Bonzer
  • Patent number: 8516632
    Abstract: The comfort quilt and a pillowcase combination has features that permit easy and efficient cleaning thereof. The quilt incorporates a housing or cover member that encapsulates an insert therein. The insert includes plastic sheathing that is stuffed with a soft insulating material. When the quilt is soiled, the insert is easily removed from the cover member so that the cover member can be cleaned (wash and dried). An electronic device (battery operated) is attached to the insert for emitting spiritual music or prayers for comfort. The pillowcase includes a facing member attached thereto. The facing member can be easily removed from the pillowcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Beverly L Ogundare
  • Publication number: 20130189898
    Abstract: A combination pillow, blanket, and stuffed toy comprising a blanket with a pocket attached thereto, such that the blanket may be folded and the pocket may be turned inside out. The folded blanket is then located inside the pocket, forming a pillow. The pillow may then be converted into a stuffed toy by attaching a strap connected to one side of the pillow to the other side of the pillow, causing the pillow to fold downward and form a stuffed toy body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Lisa Abbott
  • Patent number: 8490229
    Abstract: A bed top covering includes a top portion; and a bottom portion. The bottom portion includes a gusseted foot canopy therein configured to allow feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and providing room and maneuverability for the feet of the user. A foot canopy for a bed, includes top and side portions. The top and side portions form a gusseted foot canopy. The side portions are configured to be removable and attachable to a mattress of a bed. The gusseted foot canopy is configured to allow feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and provides room and maneuverability for the feet of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Harold P. Mintz
  • Publication number: 20130180049
    Abstract: An example includes apparatus to cover at least one person, including a pouch formed of a first material and sized to receive a pair of splayed feet of the person. In the example, the pouch includes a back portion, a front portion opposite the back portion, opposing side portions coupled to and extending between the front portion and the back portion and a bottom portion coupled to the back portion, the front portion and the opposing side portions. The example includes a cover formed of a second material and including a cover bottom edge portion coupled to the front, the cover extending upward from the front portion to a cover top sized to splay to opposite sides, beyond the extent of a distance between the opposing side portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Mart 5 LLC
    Inventors: Charles M. Hengel, Bryan Stave, Art Brown
  • Patent number: 8464376
    Abstract: A cover for a pillow or cushion includes a first panel and a second panel. At least a portion of an outer periphery of the second panel is secured to at least a corresponding portion of an outer periphery of the first panel to form a cavity therebetween. A flap extends from a portion of the outer periphery of one of the first and second panels toward the cavity. First and second lateral edges of the flap are secured to a portion of the outer periphery of at least one of the first and second panels. At least one fastener is located proximate to the free edge of the flap. The fastener biases or holds the flap toward the interior surface of one of the first and second panels to at least partially surround and secure one of a pillow and a cushion within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Perfect Fit Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Carmen Waite
  • Patent number: 8464374
    Abstract: The blanket is designed to adjust in dimension and performance, permitting a user to use the blanket in a multitude of situations. The body of the blanket has a head opening and a series of complementary zippers attached to the blanket. Complementary zipper halves are attached to the left and right edges of the blanket body, permitting the right and left edges of the blanket to be attached together or for other blankets of the invention to be attached, forming a larger blanket. Another complementary zipper set includes zipper halves attached to the bottom edge of the blanket and about one third up the blanket to allow shortening of the blanket length. A plurality of foot pockets are placed on the lower portion of the blanket. The blanket may also be folded up into a bag and carried using a strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Randall Adam Thayer