One Section Being Adjustable Or Having Characteristics Which Differ Relative To Another Section Patents (Class 5/486)
  • Patent number: 9179790
    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 (Ip) 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: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Solange Messina
  • Patent number: 9149137
    Abstract: Described is a dual-paneled bedding system that includes a fitted sheet, a bed sheet, and one or more pillowcases. The bed sheet is rectangular and includes a first panel attached to a second panel by means of a line of stitching. The first panel is composed of a first material, and the second panel is composed of a second material, wherein the first material is warmer or more insulating than the second material. The fitted sheet is similar in construction to the bed sheet but includes an elastic band around the perimeter thereof. A first pillowcase is be composed of the first material, while a second pillowcase is composed of the second material. The present invention allows two users to share a single sheet set wherein a first user can be covered by the warmer first panel and a second user can be covered by the lighter second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Dawn Liddick
  • Patent number: 9021631
    Abstract: Systems relating to a safe and easily removable and reusable waterproof pad with accompanying bottom layer that attaches to a crib mattress. The detachable waterproof pad of the present invention seeks to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by providing a tightly fitted pad to comply with current SIDS recommendations. The pad can be changed, cleaned, and replaced frequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Louise Miner
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140317846
    Abstract: The present invention is a bed covering comprising a combination of interchangeable section panels interconnected with attachment devices such as buttons, magnets or hook and loop fasteners. The bed covering may be disassembled for resizing or reconfiguring, or to clean or replace a soiled or damaged panel without requiring the cleaning or replacement of the entire covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Bonnie Collins
  • 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: 8863330
    Abstract: The present invention may include one or more L-shaped flanges each having a top member and a lateral member. The top member may also comprise a lower adhesive material. Additionally, the lateral member of the L-shaped flange may include a plurality of spaced apart holes whereby a securing device can be punched therethrough in order to secure the one or more L-shaped flanges to one or more edges of the box spring. A bed skirt decking having a top side and an underside is further provided, wherein a corresponding upper adhesive material is provided on the underside of the bed skirt decking. The corresponding upper adhesive material is aligned with the lower adhesive material located on the top member so that when they are secured to one another, the bed skirt is secured to the box spring and oriented to achieve its functional and aesthetic goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hospitality Solutions Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Shirley J. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140304913
    Abstract: A bed cover such a comforter is formed in two sections detachably connected together along a seam, with the seam enclosed within a cover sleeve surrounding the portion of the bed cover along which the seam extends, having an exposed outer section thereof provided with a decorative pattern thereon. The outer section is sewn to an upper section of the bed cover along an upper edge and an under section connected at either end to the outer cover sleeve section, extending beneath the comforter, and sewn to the underside of the upper section cover along an upper edge thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Renee Sova
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140157480
    Abstract: A convertible cover includes a cover and first and second panels. The first and second panels each have first and second sets of opposing sides. One of the first and second sets of opposing sides are attached to a front side of the cover and the other of the first and second sets of opposing sides are not attached to the cover. An alternate convertible cover and a method of converting a cover into a cape are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Karen Bonnici Czarnik
  • 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: 8701228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of promoting a hotel or other place of accommodation through the use of a customized pillow scarf on the guests' beds. The customization is preferably embroidery, and can include the name and/or logo of the hotel, and, optionally, even the guest's names or initials. The pillow scarves are also intended for, optionally, being given away as souvenirs or sold in the hotel gift shop, with the goal of increasing repeat business and new business as the former guest uses the pillow scarf in his/her house and is asked about it by visitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Susan Ann Martenson Cliffton
  • Patent number: 8667627
    Abstract: A multi-layer blanket or bed covering has adjacent sides or halves with different insulating properties, yet which resembles a traditional blanket, and which allows people to sleep side by side with different comfort levels for heat or coolness. The blanket preferably comprises three layers on one half of the blanket and two layers on the other. The blanket is preferably made from a single rectangular piece of material which is folded first at a location one fifth of the way in from one side of the rectangular piece of material, and folded second at a location two fifths of the way in from an opposite side of the rectangular piece of material. A stitch down the middle is preferably made after the first fold, and then the blanket is stitched around its four sides after the second fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Kathryn O'Malley
  • Publication number: 20140013508
    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: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: FFD DESIGNS (CANADA) INC.
    Inventors: Cheryl NG, Evelyn YU
  • Publication number: 20130305450
    Abstract: A multi-purpose device configurable between a blanket and a pad, such as an arm pad includes a fabric sheet forming at least a portion of the blanket. A first fastener is disposed on the first surface of the sheet and a second fastener, distally located from the first fastener, is disposed on the second surface of the sheet. The sheet is configurable in a non-folded arrangement as a blanket such that the first and second fasteners are not fastened, and the blanket is configurable in a folded arrangement as a pad such that the first and second fasteners are connected. The pad may be configured to be wrapped around and fastened to an object, such as a car seat handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Kelly Douglas
  • Patent number: 8561229
    Abstract: The comforter includes two substantially identical fabric sections, with lines of attachment between them defining edges of a plurality of side-by-side parallel channels. Baffle members are positioned within each channel, attached to one edge of each channel, but not extending all the way to the opposing edge thereof, wherein the baffle members in any given channel are positioned in a staggered relationship relative to the position of baffle members in adjacent channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Pacific Coast Feather Co.
    Inventors: Laura A. Regan, Tamara P. Soreano
  • 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: 8522378
    Abstract: An aesthetically and size customizable sheet/blanket/spread/comforter for a bed, which includes at least two sheet sections, and apparatus for interchangeably attaching the at least two sheet sections to each other edge-to-edge to form a generally coplanar sheet so as to allow the generally coplanar sheet to be size customizable. The at least two sheet sections are interchangeably attached to each other edge-to-edge to form the generally coplanar sheet so as to allow the generally coplanar sheet to be size customizable. The at least two sheet sections have decorative patterns thereon so as to allow the generally coplanar sheet to be aesthetically customizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Virginia A. Argento
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8479330
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Susan A. Martenson
  • Patent number: 8381334
    Abstract: A combination quilt and article retention means for transporting and storing loose items attached thereon, particularly suited for providing a baby blanket and retention device for baby toys and similar articles. The quilt comprises a plurality of square patches upon which are provided retention straps for securing baby articles thereto. A pocket is provided for larger items or for those items not suitable for strap retention. The quilt is collapsible into a folded state, wherein a transportable structure is provided that is of reduced surface area, while the retained articles are secured within the interior of the blanket. The size of the quilt is suited for fitment into a standard sized baby crib, while the straps and pouch provide a means to secure various items while traveling with a baby outside of the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Cheri Ballard
  • Patent number: 8302224
    Abstract: A bed covering made of a substantially rectangular fabric having a head end, a foot end and an unfolded width. A first series of fastening elements, proximate to the foot end, is arrayed on one side of a center line of the bed covering. A second series of fastening elements, proximate to the foot end and complementary to the first series, is arrayed on an opposing side of the center line. The first and second series of fastening devices allow the bed covering to be placed in a fastened configuration where the width of the foot end of the bed covering is less than the width of the head end of the bed covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: David Max Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20120260422
    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. At least two of the predetermined, discrete regions of contrasting insulative capacities, in one or more first discrete regions of the unitary fabric element, consisting of loop yarn having a first pile height, and in one or more other discrete regions of the unitary fabric element, consist of loop yarn having another pile height different from and relatively greater than the first pile height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: MMI-IPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Gadalia Vainer, Jane Hunter, David Costello, Marcus Webster, William K. Lie, Edward P. Dionne
  • Publication number: 20120246828
    Abstract: An ascetically and size customizable sheet/blanket/spread/comforter for a bed, which includes at least two sheet sections, and apparatus for interchangeably attaching the at least two sheet sections to each other edge-to-edge to form a generally coplanar sheet so as to allow the generally coplanar sheet to be size customizable. The at least two sheet sections are interchangeably attached to each other edge-to-edge to form the generally coplanar sheet so as to allow the generally coplanar sheet to be size customizable. The at least two sheet sections have decorative patterns thereon so as to allow the generally coplanar sheet to be ascetically customizable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Virginia A. Argento
  • Patent number: 8214947
    Abstract: A bedclothes apparatus includes a blanket sized to cover two occupants of a bed, first and second coverlets, a first fastener assembly operable to secure the first coverlet to a central section of the blanket to allow the first coverlet to be laid across a first segment of the blanket and to release the first coverlet from the central section of the blanket to allow the first coverlet to be moved away from the first segment and the central section of the blanket, and a second fastener assembly operable to secure the second coverlet to the central section of the blanket to allow the second coverlet to be laid across a second segment of the blanket and to release the second coverlet from the central section of the blanket to allow the second coverlet to be moved away from the second segment and the central section of the blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Gail L. Helton
  • Patent number: 8214948
    Abstract: An adjustable bed skirt includes a deck with a peripheral edge around its perimeter, and a ruffle attached around the perimeter of the deck at the peripheral edge. The deck includes a releasable longitudinal fold and a releasable lateral fold, reversibly secured by closure members. The ruffle includes a plurality of releasably extendible pleats. Each of the longitudinal and lateral folds extends into an associated one of the pleats. When the longitudinal fold is released, the deck and the ruffle are changed from a first, folded width to a second, unfolded width. When the lateral fold is released, the deck and the ruffle are changed from a first, folded length to a second, unfolded length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Engage Environments LLC
    Inventors: Carolyn Jo Gatzke, Diane Holnagel Lechner
  • Publication number: 20120167305
    Abstract: A bedcovering with an expandable center extension of fabric for accommodating an animal pet while sleeping. The bedcovering accommodates a pet, such as a dog, in sleeping on the bed without depriving human occupants of bed coverings. The bedcovering is comprised of two side panels affixed longitudinally to a central panel extension. Further, on each side panel, proximal to the center panel extension is a longitudinal attachment means. The two attachment means mate together to allow the center extension to be collapsed and hidden beneath the two side panels, giving the appearance of a standard bed covering. Non-pet owners who desire extended bed coverings may also use the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Peggy Davis, John Davis
  • Patent number: 8171581
    Abstract: A fitted sheet configured to contour to mattresses of different thickness. The fitted sheet has a top panel and a plurality of side panels extending from the top panel. The fitted sheet further includes at least one stretchable portion secured to at least one end of the side panels wherein the stretchable portions are mated together and configured to extend around at least one corner of the mattress. Accordingly, the fitted sheet may be easier to apply and remove from the mattress and may be easier to fold and store during nonuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Alok International Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Agarwall
  • Publication number: 20120096643
    Abstract: The present invention is a divided bed sheet to indicate to a user when a centerline of a bed or mattress is located. The divided bed sheet comprising a padded division located along a central portion of the divided bed sheet, where the padded division extends the entire length of a mattress, and a portion of foam within the padded division, where the portion of foam extends the entire length of the mattress wherein the portion of foam creates a raised division along the central portion of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Shuff
  • Patent number: 8127378
    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, including 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: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Harold P. Mintz
  • Patent number: 8117693
    Abstract: A bedclothes apparatus includes a blanket sized to cover two occupants of a bed, first and second coverlets, a first fastener assembly operable to secure the first coverlet to a central section of the blanket to allow the first coverlet to be laid across a first segment of the blanket and to release the first coverlet from the central section of the blanket to allow the first coverlet to be moved away from the first segment and the central section of the blanket, and a second fastener assembly operable to secure the second coverlet to the central section of the blanket to allow the second coverlet to be laid across a second segment of the blanket and to release the second coverlet from the central section of the blanket to allow the second coverlet to be moved away from the second segment and the central section of the blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Gail L. Helton
  • Patent number: 8056169
    Abstract: A composite mattress with or without a pillow made of flexible or compressible filling material covered by a pliable transparent polymeric cover material with a visual clarity to allow one to detect, locate, and identify contraband items hidden under the cover material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Chestnut Ridge Foam, Inc.
    Inventors: John Joseph McManamy, Carl Melvin Ogburn
  • Publication number: 20110252563
    Abstract: A dual function bed cover for a bed comprising an overlapping left section and right section, and a flap attached to the bottom edge or proximate the bottom thereof. Each section may be at least partially separated from the other during use and removed from atop a user without causing undue disruption to the placement of the remaining section of the bed cover atop a different user. The flap can be tucked beneath the mattress during use for stability and may be constructed to avoid unnecessary restriction of foot movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Marcia Horstman
  • Patent number: 8011038
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of providing different types of hems/flanges on the base sheet of the bed sheets or pillow cases or duvets or shams to provide variety and options. More specifically the present invention relates to a method of making a “hem”/“flange” with or without design elements, separately and attaching the said hem/flange to the base sheet of the bed sheet or pillow cases, duvet covers, shams etc by means of zippers, snap buttons, regular buttons, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Sri Hari Prasadh Balasundharam
  • Patent number: 7996937
    Abstract: The formation of wrinkles in bed sheets used on mattresses of the type having elevated side bolsters and the tendency of the sheets to come off when the mattress is articulated are reduced through the use of a fitted sheet having conforming pockets receiving the side bolsters. Stabilization of the upper sheet surface by the pockets is augmented in some embodiments through use of a stitch line placed along a seam on the inside of the pockets and/or by un-pocketed spans of the upper surface of the sheet connecting directly to an elastically retained skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Direct Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Beau Walter, Anthony Patrick
  • Patent number: 7984522
    Abstract: An interchangeable bed ruffle assembly may include a bed platform capable of intercalating between the top mattress and the box-spring base of a bed. The bed platform has first fasteners attached to a top surface and juxtaposed along a perimeter and across an entire width of the bed platform respectively. An adjustable bed ruffle may be removably attached to the bed platform and be capable of being seated about an outer perimeter of the top mattress and the box-spring base. The bed ruffle preferably has a second fasteners attached to its inner surface. The plurality of second fasteners may be removably connected to select ones of the first fasteners respectively such that the bed ruffle hangs downwardly from the perimeter of the bed platform. In this way, the bed ruffle is freely disconnected from the bed platform while the bed platform remains at a stationary position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Karen Pfleger
  • Publication number: 20110173750
    Abstract: A bed covering made of a substantially rectangular fabric having a head end, a foot end and an unfolded width. A first series of fastening elements, proximate to the foot end, is arrayed on one side of a center line of the bed covering. A second series of fastening elements, proximate to the foot end and complementary to the first series, is arrayed on an opposing side of the center line. The first and second series of fastening devices allow the bed covering to be placed in a fastened configuration where the width of the foot end of the bed covering is less than the width of the head end of the bed covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: DAVID MAX LEHMANN
  • Patent number: 7971293
    Abstract: A bedclothes apparatus includes a blanket sized to cover two occupants of a bed, first and second coverlets, a first fastener assembly operable to secure the first coverlet to a central section of the blanket to allow the first coverlet to be laid across a first segment of the blanket and to release the first coverlet from the central section of the blanket to allow the first coverlet to be moved away from the first segment and the central section of the blanket, and a second fastener assembly operable to secure the second coverlet to the central section of the blanket to allow the second coverlet to be laid across a second segment of the blanket and to release the second coverlet from the central section of the blanket to allow the second coverlet to be moved away from the second segment and the central section of the blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Gail L. Helton
  • Patent number: 7945978
    Abstract: A duvet and duvet cover combination where the duvet is arranged to be placed inside the duvet cover, where the duvet includes an integrated substantially rectangular extension part having a first long side attached to the duvet, and a second long side divided up in two parts that are separated by an aperture which extends essentially centered and over at least half the distance between the second long side and the first long side The duvet includes straps arranged in corners of the extension part and the duvet cover includes through holes arranged in corners of the extension part. The straps are arranged to be passed through the holes on the upper side and the under side of the extension part of the duvet cover whereafter they may to be tied together to keep the extension part of the duvet safely in place inside the extension part of the duvet cover, whereby the shoulders and arms of a user may be kept warm by the extension parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Eliza Brandt
  • Patent number: 7886378
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of child, human, or animal or unnatural protective covers for beds, furniture, car seats, floors, or any surface that needs to be protected from spills, or waste or bedwetting or accidental discharges of any type. The invention is washable, and has patterns that look nice and can be varied. In its preferred form, there are about five layers, with the top pleasing to the human eye and skin, which is quilted or otherwise attached to the second layer that is substantially absorbent such as a batting type of material that allows some liquid or other material to pass to the third set of liquid catching layers, which is typically a polymer having bonded thereto two cotton type fabric layers. All layers are bound together in some fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Incog-Neato Corporation
    Inventor: Tammy Lynn Cheskis
  • Patent number: 7870623
    Abstract: A weighted article for providing deep pressure therapy includes a plurality of patchwork pieces including a plurality of layers. At least some of the patchwork pieces include a filler of weighted material contained between at least two of the plurality of layers. The plurality of patchwork pieces are fastened together at edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Erin M. Judd
  • Patent number: 7849536
    Abstract: Underlay for single use for protection of e.g. chair cushions, bedclothes or changing tables, having a liquid-receiving coversheet intended to face away from the object requiring protection, a liquid impermeable backsheet intended to face the object requiring protection upon use, wherein the underlay can be attached to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Åsa Lindström
  • Patent number: 7849532
    Abstract: A movement assisting bed covering system includes a rectangular central panel of satin or sateen cloth having an upper surface, a lower surface, a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, a first end edge and a second end edge. Each of the first and second end edges has one of a pair of end panels attached thereto. The end panels have a higher coefficient of friction than the central panel. The central panel is positionable on the mattress to cover a central area of the mattress while leaving areas of an upper surface of the mattress adjacent to a head and a foot of the mattress at least partially exposed. Each of the end panels is positionable below the mattress and abuttable against a lower side of the mattress to retain the central panel on the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Jacqueline M. Servais
  • Patent number: 7836528
    Abstract: A medical linen is disclosed. The medical linen may include a base sheet with a slide surface attached to the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Mobility Plus LLC
    Inventor: Deryck G Nuckton
  • Patent number: 7814589
    Abstract: The terrace comforter is made by a shell with many tubes of the same width and length sitting side by side from one end of the shell extended to the other end. Each tube consists of several and the same number of baffled boxes separated by walls between them. There are one or two small holes on the baffled walls in each box so that the filling materials can be blown into the box with a metal tube inserted through the holes on those baffled walls into the box and stay there for a long period of time before moving into the next boxes. The height of boxes can be the same or different as long as the space in each box is large enough for the filling material to expand to its fullest volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Cheng Wah Loh
  • Patent number: 7811243
    Abstract: A system and method for applying therapeutic forces to the vertebrae contained within a section of a patient's spine. The system utilizes a flexible pressure blanket having two ends and both a top surface and a bottom surface that extend between those two ends. A patient is asked to lie in a supine position on an elevated platform. The flexible pressure blanket is draped over the patient, wherein a central section of the flexible pressure blanket contacts the patient and end sections dangle freely on opposite sides of said patient. Weight elements are attached to the flexible pressure blanket to effect therapeutic forces upon the spine of the patient. The weight elements can be attached in-line with individual vertebrae in the spine. In this manner, forces acting in different directions can be experienced by the spine, thereby manipulating the spine from the benefit of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald J. Kollmann
  • Patent number: 7647657
    Abstract: The comforter includes a core portion which includes upper and lower fabric layers with lines of stitching connecting the upper and lower fabric layers and filling within the volumes of the core portion defined thereby. Border portions are attached to the head and foot ends of the core portion, wherein the top edge of the core portion is gathered and the head border portion sewn thereto. The width of the top edge of the core portion is approximately 20-75% wider ungathered than when gathered and sewn to the head border portion. The lower edge of the core portion is approximately 0-50% wider ungathered than when gathered and sewn to the foot border portion. Side border portions are secured to the sides of the core portion and to the opposing ends of the head and foot border portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Pacific Coast Feather Co.
    Inventor: Juliette M Delfs