Disposable Patents (Class 5/487)
  • 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: 8980411
    Abstract: A method of making a folded absorbent article includes the steps of: providing an absorbent structure; providing a liquid-impermeable back sheet having a body-facing surface and a substrate-facing surface; joining the absorbent structure in facing relation to the body-facing surface of the back sheet to define an absorbent article; applying adhesive to the substrate-facing surface of the back sheet to define a first adhesive zone and a second adhesive zone; treating portions of the substrate-facing surface of the back sheet to define a first treated zone and a second treated zone; folding the absorbent article to align the first adhesive zone in facing relation with the first treated zone; and folding the absorbent article to align the second adhesive zone in facing relation with the second treated zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gay Lynn Wolf, Leila Joy Roberson, Patsy Ann Benedict, Brooke Ann Robaidek
  • Patent number: 8959682
    Abstract: A disposable transporter that is absorbent, portable, and lightweight, and having sufficient strength to carry an injured soldier or medical patient is provided. The transporter has a backing substrate, an absorbent body, and a gripping device in an edge formed by the backing substrate. The absorbent body absorbs a large amount of body fluids, and can have an active agent that reduces contamination, infection, and odor. A transporter kit that encloses the transporter in a case for ease of storage and transport is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Paper-Pak Industries
    Inventors: Ronald Jenson, Richard Beu, Sayandro Versteylen
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8826473
    Abstract: A moisture detection and alarming system connected to a person-support apparatus has been described. The system comprises a moisture detection sheet connected to at least one pressure sensor, at least moisture sensor and a controller. The pressure sensor can be configured to send a signal to the controller. The controller can be configured to receive the pressure signal from the pressure sensor and determine the presence of a person supported on the person support apparatus. If a person is supported on the person-support apparatus then a moisture sensor is activated by the controller to sense the moisture content on a mattress pad. If the moisture content on the mattress pad is out of a predefined range then an alarming unit can be activated. The controller may further be connected to at least one of a hospital network, communication station and nurse call system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Flanagan, Chris Newport
  • Publication number: 20140058981
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein relating to a device and method for a disposable body towel and its accompanying waterproof container. In alternate embodiments, the towel may comprise a textured section, a lotion section, perforated coupons, a pocket, a graphic section and a cut-away section. The towel may comprise inward and outward-facing adhesive sections that may be configured to removably attach to one-another, preventing a towel from falling off when wrapped around a user. The towel may be fabricated of a plurality of plies of cellulose and/or polymer/and/or viscose fabric having different properties of wet-strength, absorbency, softness and biodegradability. In a preferred embodiment the towel is fabricated of biodegradable materials. In a preferred embodiment the towel is packaged in an easily-opened, lightweight, recyclable waterproof container. In alternate embodiments, the towel may be shaped for use as a disposable robe or a disposable pillow case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: TRACEY MASTROMARCO
  • Publication number: 20140000028
    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: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mogambiree Pillay
  • Publication number: 20130078372
    Abstract: IA hygienic covering device (10) for handles (30) and the like, comprising: a substrate (11) consisting of a membrane of nonwoven textile material including an outer surface (11a) adapted to be grasped by a user and a back face (11b) opposite to said outer surface (11a), a bactericidal substance impregnating the substrate (11) at least on the outer surface (11a), an adhesive layer (12) consisting of adhesive of the releasable type disposed on part of the back face (11b), wherein the substrate (11) comprises a side portion (13) devoid of the adhesive layer (12), (12), extending over the entirety of one side of the substrate (11) and adapted to constitute a liftable grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: FP PROGETTI ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimiliano LAZZARI
  • Publication number: 20130042409
    Abstract: A cover 10 for keeping an air assisted patient transfer mattress sanitary is disclosed. The cover includes generally a top panel 12 connected to a bottom panel 14. The cover 10 includes at least one opening 24 to allow a mattress, such as an air assisted patient transfer mattress to be inserted and removed. The bottom panel 14 includes air passing means to pass air through from an air assisted patient transfer mattress onto a supporting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Michael Alberto Gil Gomez, Michelle R. Wilson, Matthew S. Heinrich, Shelly Brackett
  • Patent number: 8343118
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes an enclosure with an aperture which is adapted for being placed in communication with an anus for the purpose of directing fecal matter into the enclosure. In one embodiment, the enclosure may include a polyethylene material with a thickness of less than 50 microns. In another embodiment, the enclosure may include an air hole formed therein for remaining open to allow air to escape therefrom upon the receipt of the fecal matter into the enclosure. In still yet another embodiment, the aperture may be circular and the enclosure may include a flexibility sufficient to allow the enclosure to be placed on an intended wearer in any orientation about an axis defined by the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Eugene Davis
  • Patent number: 8334424
    Abstract: An animal incontinence device comprises a base layer of a liquid-impervious polymer film, an intermediate absorbent layer comprising superabsorbent polymer particles intermediate a plurality of layers of tissue, and a top layer comprising a porous, hydrophilic, woven or non-woven polymer fiber mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Principle Business Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J Szypka
  • Publication number: 20120304382
    Abstract: Exercise mats and exercise accessories are used on daily basis by a multitude of individuals throughout the course of the day. These exercise mats and exercise accessories can, and do, become contaminated with bodily fluids containing germs, viruses, and bacteria excreted by the individuals using the exercise mats and exercise accessories. It would not be conceivable or cost effective for the operators of gyms or exercise studios to clean and disinfect the exercise mats and exercise accessories after each user. This invention is a simple, cost effective way of minimizing cross contamination and spread of germs, viruses, and bacteria amongst users of exercise mats and exercise accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jennifer Del SOLE
  • Patent number: 8307478
    Abstract: A disposable comfort sheet has a waterproof layer and an absorbent layer, with adhesive strips applied to the waterproof layer along side edges. The sheet is adapted for use with a patient transfer device having upper and lower counter-rotating belts, and protects the upper belt against contamination. The patient transfer device may have registration marks for installation of the sheet, and indicator marks can be printed at predetermined locations on the waterproof layer for alignment with the registration marks. The sheet may include various means for indicating prior use by a patient, such as an ink pattern made of a heat-sensitive or moisture-sensitive ink. The sheet may further include a peel-away layer releasably bonded to the absorbent layer, with additional longitudinal adhesive strips applied to the side edges of the peel-away layer. The peel-away layer protects the lower belt against contamination from the sheet after a patient is delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: MediGlider Corp.
    Inventors: Richard A. Patterson, Bryan D. Blackford
  • Publication number: 20120227183
    Abstract: A disposable, scented, fitted mattress cover has a disposable substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, an attachment positioned to secure the disposable substrate to a mattress, and a fabric softening composition applied to the disposable substrate, the fabric softening composition including a fragrance of a sufficient amount to generate a scent while the disposable covering is secured to the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Zenobia Williams Muskelly
  • Patent number: 8247637
    Abstract: A mini pad is provided with a chilled skim milk additive which is useful for reducing vulvar inflammation and lowering the acidity of a female's vulva which result from vaginal secretions which leak onto the tissue of the vulva. The mini pad can be provided with a self-contained cooling component which can be frozen or, when compressed and ruptured, will lower the temperature of the mini pad to provide the soothing cold. The skim milk can be incorporated into the mini pad in several different ways. The mini pad is useful for soothing and healing vulvar irritation, and it is mobile and can be easily used during normal daily activities without any problems whatsoever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Femaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen M. Renzin, William Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20120180214
    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: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Marguerite L. Borgione
  • Patent number: 8082612
    Abstract: A detachable absorbent/waterproof pad is held in place by any convenient fastening mechanism on top of a sheet. The detachable absorbent/waterproof pad can be easily changed even with a bedridden person on the bed. The detachable absorbent/waterproof pad should have a design similar to the bed sheet so as to make it inconspicuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Ange Saunders
  • Patent number: 8069517
    Abstract: A combination diaper changer and dispenser is provided, particularly for “on-the-go” diapering. A generally trifold structure of sheet material has an inside surface side and an outside surface side, and includes an intermediate panel serving as a rear cover when the structure is folded, a first end panel serving as a front cover when the structure is folded, and a second end panel serving as a diaper changing surface when unfolded. A bag dispenser compartment is secured to the intermediate panel on the inside surface side. The dispenser compartment includes a dispensing aperture for withdrawing bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: BRICA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Jean Bush, Melissa De La Vega, Lawrence O. Freese
  • Publication number: 20110083269
    Abstract: A mattress cover and related system for removing and replacing same is disclosed herein. The cover is specifically designed for special cushions required for bedridden hospital patients or those confined to a wheelchair in preventing pressure ulcers (or bed scores). A rigid application guide is also provided to assist hospital staff in replacing the cover as well as novel means for fastening. It is further contemplated that the cover be disposable and comprised of two-ply material with a first being a plastic material and a second being paper based material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Leonard W. Glass
  • 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: 7818836
    Abstract: A bedridden individual positioning device, the device having a pad member with at least two sets of turning members attached on its sides and at least one line of perforations or the like extending laterally across the pad member such that the lower portion of the pad member can be separated from the remainder portion if the lower portion becomes soiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Heather Stinson
  • Patent number: 7802330
    Abstract: Products and materials providing disposable protective covering for beds and pillows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Andre Daval Tillery
  • Publication number: 20090158525
    Abstract: A disposable cover for use with a public diaper changing station provides a sanitary barrier between the child and the horizontal and vertical surfaces of the diaper changing station. Three edges of the disposable cover include an elastic band for securing the cover around the horizontal surface of the diaper changing station. Another edge has two tabs permanently affixed to the cover. The tabs are double sided adhesive for attaching to the vertical surface of the diaper changing station and for securing the cover tightly to itself after use for sanitary disposal. The cover safeguards both the horizontal surface and the vertical surface of the diaper changing station to insulate the child and parent from possible contact with these surfaces during use. After use, the cover folds up on itself containing any contaminants and curtailing the spread of bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Teri Paszotta
  • Publication number: 20090119840
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a disposable anti-vermin sheet for bedclothes which protects a skin of a user from bacterial infection due to parasitic vermin on the bedclothes and prevents dust from dispersing. The anti-vermin sheet (1) includes a base sheet (2) which is treated through a printing process, a gold or silver plating process, an embossing process or a dyeing process, an antibacterial layer (3) which is applied to a lower surface of the base sheet (2), and an adhesive layer (4) which is applied to a lower surface of the antibacterial layer (3). The anti-vermin sheet further includes a releasable sheet (5) which covers the adhesive layer (4), and a perforated line (6) which is formed to cut the anti-vermin sheet according to an intended purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Jung-Eun Seo
  • Patent number: 7281285
    Abstract: A device for emergency transport of pediatric patients that safely and efficiently transports a pediatric patient to a medical facility is described. The device enables the transport of pediatric trauma patients on a conventional stretcher while still enabling a backboard to be used therewith to immobilize a critically-injured patient. Additionally, the device provides for more comfortable and sanitary transport of a pediatric patient by adding a disposable padded cushion, which is placed on the device prior to placing the child in the device for emergency transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventors: Stefanie A. Zucker, Charles F. Bergh
  • Patent number: 7159257
    Abstract: A disposable pet hair-collector pad comprising a planar pliable sheet having a layer incorporating a formulation to attract and capture pet hair, dander, saliva, etc., and a backing layer of a fluid impermeable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Lilyn M Struthers
  • Patent number: 7103929
    Abstract: A disposable sheet has a draw sheet or chux attached thereto. Preferably, the chux is constructed from three layers, a bottom, middle and top layer. The top layer is moisture permeable and the middle layer is absorbent. The top layer of the chux and the sheet itself may be integrally connected. Fluids flow through the chux top layer to the middle layer. The chux bottom layer may be waterproof to prevent fluids from leaving the middle layer. A quilted pattern may be applied to the chux to for aesthetic reasons or to direct fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Little Rapids Corporation
    Inventors: Melanie Pilling, David Pisani
  • Patent number: 7062807
    Abstract: An automatically-opening infant mat that is movable between an open position and a closed position includes a water-resistant flexible material sized to have an infant, at least from the infant's head to the infant's buttocks, placed on the material while the mat is in the open position, a cushion coupled to the material to be disposed under a portion of the infant's body while the mat is in the open position and the infant is placed on the material, and a resilient bias member coupled to the material and configured to bias the material to an open position and to be reversibly moved to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Carl J. Conforti
  • Publication number: 20040250348
    Abstract: A paper-thin disposable covering that is absorbent, moisture resistant, and portable, comprised of two or more layers of paper, cotton, or synthetic sheeting having air pockets and being coated with a bottom fluid-impervious surface, being particularly designed for attractive comfort, near imperceptibility, and discreet transport and disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Gail Grimes
  • Patent number: 6627032
    Abstract: Specific nonwoven fabrics having a good hand, high strength both wet and dry, and very high absorbency are useful for disposable health care and commercial bedding material. These fabrics are composed of randomly entangled natural and synthetic fibers interconnected so that the individual fibers are held in place to form a coherent, stable, strong fabric having a high absorption capacity. The fabrics are cut and converted to the desired dimensions. Bottom coverings can include elastic strips that can be fastened for a close fit to beds, cribs, gurneys and the like, regardless of shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Fiber-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Chester, Wilton F. Dees, Joseph P. McGuire, Robert P. Reichman
  • Publication number: 20030172457
    Abstract: A disposable sheet has a draw sheet or chux attached thereto. Preferably, the chux is constructed from three layers, a bottom, middle and top layer. The top layer is moisture permeable and the middle layer is absorbent. The top layer of the chux and the sheet itself may be integrally connected. Fluids flow through the chux top layer to the middle layer. The chux bottom layer may be waterproof to prevent fluids from leaving the middle layer. A quilted pattern may be applied to the chux to for aesthetic reasons or to direct fluid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Melanie Pilling, David Pisani
  • Patent number: 6594837
    Abstract: A service bed comprising a chassis, a guide mechanism movably supported by the chassis, and a mattress having an undulation formed by routing the mattress through the guide mechanism. The guide mechanism includes dispensing and collecting rollers for installing at least one first stratum between the mattress and the occupant of the service bed and for removing at least one second stratum installed between the mattress and the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: George Khait
  • Publication number: 20030121101
    Abstract: Disposable covering sheet for bedding articles that is moisture vapour permeable and liquid impermeable and comprises at least a moisture vapour permeable fibrous layer and a liquid impermeable but moisture vapour permeable film layer of preferred thermoplastic compositions. Use of the disposable covering sheet as, for example, a mattress or pillow cover provides increased comfort to the user. The disposable covering sheet disclosed herein can be used in a variety of applications, particularly when the benefits of moisture vapour permeability, liquid imperviousness, disposability and increased in-use comfort are desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Italo Corzani, Elisabetta Russo, Enrico Spina, Giovanni Carrara, Giuseppe Sirianni
  • Patent number: 6560797
    Abstract: A disposable blanket includes a cover body having a size adapted for covering at least a body portion of a user so as to provide an insulating purpose. The cover body includes a plurality of cover sheets overlappedly attached together in an edge to edge manner, wherein a positioning opening having a predetermined length is formed on a side portion of the cover body for wearing the cover body in front of the user. Therefore, the user is able to wear the disposable blanket on his or her neck such that the entire disposable blanket can maintain its position on the user's body so as to prevent the disposable blanket from being unfolded unintentionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventor: Thawatchai Maturaporn
  • Patent number: 6481736
    Abstract: A renewable protection system protects wheelchair and gurney users against diseases due to contacting contaminated surfaces with impervious sheet protectors—paper or plastic—covering all contact surfaces. Identical protectors separated by perforations form a roll from which they are detached for each successive user. The roll is placed in an openable storage tube with a protector dispensing slit. The storage tube is mounted detachably on wheelchair or gurney bottom frame bars. For a wheelchair, the protector is cruciform, with the crosspiece forming flaps extending over the sides of the wheelchair, and the longitudinal strip extending over the top of the back of the wheelchair. Four detachable adhesive stickers secure the protector to the wheelchair at the back and sides. For a gurney the protector has the width of the gurney platform and a length extending to the top of the headrest, to which the protector is attached by an open pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventor: Aaron Chan
  • Publication number: 20020157184
    Abstract: A disposable blanket includes a cover body having a size adapted for covering at least a body portion of a user so as to provide an insulating purpose. The cover body includes a plurality of cover sheets overlappedly attached together in an edge to edge manner, wherein a positioning opening having a predetermined length is formed on a side portion of the cover body for wearing the cover body in front of the user. Therefore, the user is able to wear the disposable blanket on his or her neck such that the entire disposable blanket can maintain its position on the user's body so as to prevent the disposable blanket from being unfolded unintentionally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Thawatchai Maturaporn
  • Publication number: 20020148047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable mattress cover assembly for the formation of a protective cover capable of completely encasing a mattress. The disposable mattress cover assembly comprises a first and a second layer that are combined together by means of cooperating joining means in order to form the protective mattress cover. The disposable mattress cover assembly of the present invention can find a variety of applications wherein moisture vapour permeability combined with liquid imperviousness are desirable, combined with easy of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Italo Corzani, Elisabetta Russo
  • Patent number: 6209156
    Abstract: The present invention is a pillow case pad having a plurality of disposable pillow sheets to receive a pillow. The disposable pillow sheets attached together to form the pillow case pad. Each disposable pillow sheet being attached such that a top sheet can be removed and disposed of after use. Each of the disposable pillow sheets include a front face and a rear face attached together to form a pocket for the pillow, whereby the front face faces outward from the pillow case pad and the rear face lays against the next disposable pillow sheet below. Each of the disposable pillow sheets include a flapped opening to receive the pillow into a pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventor: Sally A. Hershey
  • Patent number: 6177164
    Abstract: A high chair drop cloth system is disclosed. The system includes a sheet of absorbent paper in a generally rectangular configuration having an upper surface and a lower surface. The system also includes a strip of adhesive material, a strip of tear-off material adapted to be positioned over the adhesive material, and a dispenser for receiving a roll of a plurality of sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Inventors: Earl R. Sullens, Sharon Denise Sullens
  • Patent number: 6014782
    Abstract: A protective mattress cover for the foot of a mattress which can fit mattresses having varying thicknesses is disclosed. The mattress cover adjustably connects to itself underneath the mattress or to the box spring decking material beneath the mattress. In this way, the mattress cover can firmly wrap mattresses having various thicknesses. The mattress cover protects the mattress from soiling during testing by a consumer. The mattress cover is preferably made of a clear material so that the mattress appearance, product information, labels and logos are not obscured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Dream World Design
    Inventor: Anna Stevenson
  • Patent number: 6003172
    Abstract: The present invention is generally related to a device for facilitating the transferring of patients from one resting bed or stretcher to another. The device is a transferring sheet that is placed about one half on top of the source's bed and the other half on top of the target bed. The patient is transferred from one bed to the other by sliding on top of the transfer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventors: Mayela Gonzalez, Carlos M. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 5913773
    Abstract: A paper handling device is provided to receive soiled paper following exposure of the paper to cover and protect a patient contact surface of a table used for medical examinations or treatments. Lateral coverage of the patient contact surface provides for usage to protect the area of the medical table corresponding to the head area of the patient, as typically used for chiropractic tables. Longitudinal coverage of the patient contact surface provides for usage to protect the entire medical table. The device provides for the repetitive usage of the medical table without requiring attending medical personnel to physically come into contact with the soiled paper following each usage. The method of measuring the paper being transferred ensure that with each respective cycle sufficient fresh paper is released from the dispensing device to provide for coverage of the patient contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Inventor: Dawn M. Cox
  • Patent number: 5718009
    Abstract: A continuous bedclothes apparatus includes a continuous bedclothes device which includes an elongated sheet and a delivery roller. The long sheet is made of disposable and recyclable material and one end of the sheet is attached to the delivery roller. The sheet is rolled on the delivery roller and has a plurality of transversal dividing lines parallelly and evenly positioned along the length of the sheet respectively. The dividing lines divide the elongated sheet into a plurality bedclothes units of same width. The continuous bedclothes device further comprises a delivery device including a housing and a pair of supporting axles. The housing has a delivery slit adapted for the delivery of the sheet via the delivery slit and the pair of supporting axles are affixed to two opposite sides of the housing so as to support the delivery roller in rotary manner and parallel to the delivery slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Inventor: Yi Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 5548858
    Abstract: A low cost disposable sleeping bag for use on a bed or cot or other support. The sleeping bag includes opposing single sheets of nonwoven, soft paper forming an envelope, an apron for writing messages, keeping records, locating advertisements or playable amusement games or other desirable information, and an attached pillow case. The sleeping bag provides a comfortable confined sleeping area with a pillow for the user and prevents the user from coming in bodily contact with the bed, cot or support and provides information relevant to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Yong F. Shoa
  • Patent number: 5506019
    Abstract: A table cover for covering a top surface and open side areas of a table. The inventive device includes a top cover web having opposed top cover longitudinal edges thereof placable over the top surface of an associated table structure. A first side drape web is coupled to a first edge of the top cover so as to hang downwardly therefrom to cover a first open side area of the table. A second side drape web is similarly coupled to a second edge of the top cover to hang downwardly therefrom to cover a second open side area of the table. The table cover is formed by a process resulting in an inherent placement of the table cover in a folded condition for rolling into a supply roll, whereby a suitable length of the table cover can be dispensed from the roll and cut to fit a particular length of the associated table. The table cover is preferably formed of contrastingly colored webs and may additionally include a valance extending along a juncture of the first side web and the top cover web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Inventors: Joseph T. Abeyta, Anna A. Abeyta
  • Patent number: 5268222
    Abstract: A composite fabric and its method of disposal after use. Garments, linens, drapes, towels and other useful articles are provided as the composite of a reusable first component and a woven, non-woven, knitted or otherwise formed fabric of thermoplastic polyvinyl alcohol polymer as a second component. The second component is water soluble in temperatures above approximately 140.degree. F. After use, the composite is subjected to water of sufficient temperature to substantially dissolve the thermoplastic polyvinyl alcohol component but not the reusable first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Assignee: Isolyser Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Travis W. Honeycutt
  • Patent number: 5252374
    Abstract: An absorbent underpad for use on an article of bedding includes a liquid impervious backing sheet, a liquid permeable upper facing sheet adhered to the backing sheet about the edges thereof, and an interior absorbent pad combination comprising upper and lower tissue layers generally coextensive with the boundarees of the underpad, a pair of spatially separated barrier strips formed of super-absorbent material between the tissue layers, and a non-woven transfer layer along the central region of the upper tissue layer adjacent the upper facing sheet. The plies of the tissue layer are formed with a crepe-like irregular surface oriented to develop a wicking action directed along the layers in a transverse direction, toward the absorbent barrier strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Paper-Pak Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lionel M. Larsonneur
  • Patent number: 5148558
    Abstract: An improved patient transfer sheet device includes a thin first sheet, having a low coefficient of friction for contacting inner surfaces thereof and substantially higher coefficients of friction for other surfaces contacting the first sheet, and a thin second sheet, fixedly connected to the first sheet. The device has a plurality of corner cuffs for releasably securing the device to a first supporting structure. A perforation, medially spaced lengthwise of a patient lying on the device, penetrates the first and second sheets such that the device can be divided and removed from under the patient without rolling or lifting the patient. A first modified transfer device provides a thin band having additional lengthwise perforations such that the device can be placed such that a patient can be transferred sidewise in a pre-selected direction and, subsequently, be transferred in the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: O. R. Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5133097
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved sheeting system for covering an operating table which includes a main body section with a head section and a foot section pivotally coupled about horizontal axes to the main body section, and with sidearms pivotally coupled about vertical axes to the main body section, the sheeting system including a single large sheet positionable over the main body section, head section and foot section formed of a non-woven fabric having an enlarged planar portion, downwardly turned edges and an inwardly turned periphery with elastomeric material coupled to at least portions of the periphery whereby the edges and periphery accommodate the bending of the sheet along its side edges with the bending of the operating table; and a pair of small sheets positionable over the side arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Inventor: Stephen Pyles