And Means To Facilitate Changing Thereof Patents (Class 5/488)
  • Patent number: 9370250
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an ultimate comfort n care bed, and a bed apparatus capable of seamlessly changing bed sheets while being occupied by a person, a method of relieving ulcers, and a method thereof. The present invention also relates to a medical or a hospital bed, and, more particularly, to a hospital bed capable of seamlessly changing bed-sheets while the hospital bed is occupied by a patient. The present invention also comprises of a medical bed apparatus which allows the seamlessly changing of a used bed sheet with a new bed sheet while the bed is occupied by a person, and a method thereof. Optionally, the medical or hospital bed can also have an air bladder system to inflate or deflate the hospital bed mattress while a bed sheet is being changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Ultimate Comfort N Care Products LLC
    Inventor: Nimer Mohammed Ead
  • Patent number: 9370251
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an ultimate comfort n care bed, and a bed apparatus capable of seamlessly changing bed sheets while being occupied by a person, a method of relieving ulcers, and a method thereof. The present invention also relates to a medical or a hospital bed, and, more particularly, to a hospital bed capable of seamlessly changing bed-sheets while the hospital bed is occupied by a patient. The present invention also comprises of a medical bed apparatus which allows the seamlessly changing of a used bed sheet with a new bed sheet while the bed is occupied by a person, and a method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Ultimate Comfort N Care Products LLC
    Inventor: Nimer Mohammed Ead
  • Patent number: 9248064
    Abstract: A sheet receiver for a patient repositioning system includes a housing adapted to be supported at a first end of a bed deck and a pulling device located primarily within an internal compartment of the housing. The housing has an access door adapted to open and to close so as to provide access to the internal compartment via an opening, and the housing also has an elongated slot extending along a first end thereof, and spaced from the opening. A connector has an innermost end secured to the pulling device within the internal compartment and an outermost end removably attachable to a sheet located on a mattress supported on the bed deck. The connector spans substantially the length of the slot and may include at least one window near the innermost end, to facilitate cleaning of the internal compartment. The housing includes impeding structure which prevents the inadvertent insertion of the connector and/or the sheet into the internal compartment via the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Dale Foster, Antonio Belton, Joseph Kummer, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, David Hornbach, Glenn Suttman
  • Patent number: 9205012
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck. The sheet pulling structure extends out of the housing via a slot and releasably attaches to the sheet, in a manner which has a low profile so as to pass through the slot. The sheet is longer than and wider than the mattress, and has beaded longitudinal side edges which are retained within rows of spaced retainers located on opposite sides of the mattress. During pulling of the sheet, the contoured shape of the housing facilitates movement of the sheet into the housing via the slot, even though the sheet width extends beyond the lateral edges of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Dale Foster, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, Antonio J Belton
  • Patent number: 9173798
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck. The sheet pulling structure extends out of the housing via a slot and releasably attaches to the sheet, in a manner which has a low profile so as to pass through the slot. The sheet is longer than and wider than the mattress, and has beaded longitudinal side edges which are retained within rows of spaced retainers located on opposite sides of the mattress. During pulling of the sheet, the contoured shape of the housing facilitates movement of the sheet into the housing via the slot, even though the sheet width extends beyond the lateral edges of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, David Hornbach, Glenn Suttman
  • 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: 9021630
    Abstract: Levitation devices are disclosed for use with beds. In one embodiment, the levitation device is configured to facilitate rotation of a mattress with respect to a box spring. In another embodiment, the levitation device is configured to facilitate making a bed which allows sheets and blankets to be tucked between the mattress and the box spring without the need to lift the mattress. In a third embodiment, the levitation device functions as a hybrid device and can be used for making a bed or rotating a mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 9009890
    Abstract: A valance for a bed includes an attachment portion having one or more installation pockets. The attachment portion is configured to lie between a mattress and a bed frame. The valance also includes a skirt portion that is attached to an outer periphery of the attachment portion and depends downwardly from the attachment portion when the valance is installed onto the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Fine Cotton Company
    Inventor: Jane Margaret Robson
  • Patent number: 9003578
    Abstract: A patient positioning device for restoring a patient to a desired position in a hospital bed. An example patient positioning device may include a flexible track positioned along each of the lateral edges of a sleep surface and extending substantially the entire length of the sleep surface, a sheet including beaded edges for slidably engaging the tracks such that the sheet spans between the first track and the second track on the sleep surface, and/or a drive mechanism located proximate a head end of the sleep surface and configured to pull the sheet towards the head end of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventor: William A. Hillenbrand, II
  • Patent number: 8950023
    Abstract: A multipurpose blanket system includes blanket material and a first pair of fasteners configured to fasten to one another. The blanket may be constructed using sun protective, breathable material. A first fastener of the first pair is positioned along a first direction relative to a second fastener of the first pair. A second pair of fasteners may be configured to fasten to one another. A third fastener of the second pair is positioned along a second direction relative to a fourth fastener of the second pair. The first direction may form an acute angle with respect to the second direction. A third pair of fasteners may be configured to fasten to one another. A fifth fastener of the third pair is positioned along a third direction relative to a sixth fastener of the third pair, and the third direction may be substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Seth Jacobsen, Julia Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20150026885
    Abstract: A bed-making system and method of deploying that system. The system includes a number of inserts which are fitted between a mattress and a box spring. A clamp is connected to each insert via an anchor ring. The clamp is used to clamp together onto bedding which can then quickly and easily be placed onto the mattress to re-make the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Max L. Christensen
  • Publication number: 20140338128
    Abstract: A valance for a bed includes an attachment portion having one or more installation pockets. The attachment portion is configured to lie between a mattress and a bed frame. The valance also includes a skirt portion that is attached to an outer periphery of the attachment portion and depends downwardly from the attachment portion when the valance is installed onto the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: THE FINE COTTON COMPANY
    Inventor: Jane Margaret Robson
  • Publication number: 20140331405
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a bedding cover that allows for the easy and rapid insertion of a blanket or duvet and an easy, rapid method of making a bed using such a bedding cover. The bedding cover is durable with a type of closure that does not reduce the longevity of or damage the bedding cover despite multiple launderings. A kit containing a container and the disclosed improved bedding cover; and optionally, at least one of: a mattress sheet or bottom sheet; a pillow case; a dust ruffle; and a blanket or a duvet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: WestPoint Home LLC
    Inventor: GERALYNN M. WETMORE
  • Patent number: 8863326
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. Slick surfaces are placed in contact between the mattress and the box spring or platform The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring or platform. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. A second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. The levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Publication number: 20140259435
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an ultimate comfort n care bed, and a bed apparatus capable of seamlessly changing bed sheets while being occupied by a person, a method of relieving ulcers, and a method thereof. The present invention also relates to a medical or a hospital bed, and, more particularly, to a hospital bed capable of seamlessly changing bed-sheets while the hospital bed is occupied by a patient. The present invention also comprises of a medical bed apparatus which allows the seamlessly changing of a used bed sheet with a new bed sheet while the bed is occupied by a person, and a method thereof. Optionally, the medical or hospital bed can also have an air bladder system to inflate or deflate the hospital bed mattress while a bed sheet is being changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ULTIMATE COMFORT N CARE LLC.
    Inventor: Nimer Mohammed Ead
  • Publication number: 20140259407
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an ultimate comfort n care bed, and a bed apparatus capable of seamlessly changing bed sheets while being occupied by a person, a method of relieving ulcers, and a method thereof. The present invention also relates to a medical or a hospital bed, and, more particularly, to a hospital bed capable of seamlessly changing bed-sheets while the hospital bed is occupied by a patient. The present invention also comprises of a medical bed apparatus which allows the seamlessly changing of a used bed sheet with a new bed sheet while the bed is occupied by a person, and a method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ULTIMATE COMFORT N CARE LLC
    Inventor: Nimer Mohammed Ead
  • Publication number: 20140259406
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an ultimate comfort n care bed, and a bed apparatus capable of seamlessly changing bed sheets while being occupied by a person, a method of relieving ulcers, and a method thereof. The present invention also relates to a medical or a hospital bed, and, more particularly, to a hospital bed capable of seamlessly changing bed-sheets while the hospital bed is occupied by a patient. The present invention also comprises of a medical bed apparatus which allows the seamlessly changing of a used bed sheet with a new bed sheet while the bed is occupied by a person, and a method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ULTIMATE COMFORT N CARE LLC.
    Inventor: Nimer Mohammed Ead
  • Patent number: 8756730
    Abstract: The invention is a bedding apparatus, to be used with a conventional mattress. The bedding's bottom layer is fitted, so as to fit snugly around a mattress. The bottom layer is connected to the top layer by an attachment device, preferably two zippers. The top layer extends over three edges of the bottom layer, so as to appear aesthetically pleasing and provide comfort to the user. The zippers allow a user to easily and quickly make up the bed after sleeping in the bedding. It also functions to keep the top layer from falling off of the bed while sleeping and facilitates the user in weekly changing of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: MacCarron Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8739329
    Abstract: A bed lifting apparatus comprising a base and a support frame connected by at least one linkage arm, the at least one linkage arm including at least one biasing arrangement arranged to maintain the base and the support frame in a spaced apart relationship, wherein, in use, when a bed is located on the support frame, the bed is maintained in a spaced apart relationship from a floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Griffith Hack
    Inventor: John Koorey
  • Patent number: 8646132
    Abstract: A bed with linen changing means comprises features that allow the mattress linen to be changed without requiring an occupant to leave the bed. The bed frame provides a matrix of parallel slats which support the occupant while the mattress is lowered and extended for linen changing. The mattress comprises a plurality of parallel horizontal mattress sections spaced apart allowing corresponding insertion between the slats until said slats are recessed within the mattress and a user is able to lie comfortably upon raised portions of the mattress. The mattress is supported by a mobile frame apparatus being vertically adjustable via a manually-operated crank and gear assembly such that a caretaker may lower the mattress while the bed occupant rests upon the slats, providing easy access to the mattress for purposes of changing bed linens. The mattress is then raised back into place to support the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Vu L. U. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8635723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mechanized bed for automatically straightening bedclothes comprising a frame (1) which on each side incorporates a trapezoidal track (2) along which there is driven a moveable carriage which on its route activates the tensor rod (7) and the pressure roller (10) such that they straighten the top bedcover (12) longitudinally and transversally from the feet to the head depositing it on the bottom sheet (13) which is provided with elastic and Velcro-type openable sticking means to attach it to the mattress cover (11a) and at the head of the bed for each of the pillows (20) there is a frame (22) containing a mobile unit (22b) that can move up and down in which there rotates a tray stretching and straightening the cover or the pillow itself and subsequently depositing it on the top bedcover (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Ascensio Zubeldia Jauregui
  • Patent number: 8627521
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bed sheet attachment system that allows a user to quickly and easily change bed sheets. In one embodiment, the fitted sheet of a bed comprises an upper surface and at least one attachment member disposed on the upper surface. A quick-change sheet having upper and lower surfaces also is provided, wherein at least one attachment member is disposed on the lower surface of the quick-change sheet. In use, the attachment member of the quick-change sheet is configured to releasably mate with the attachment member of the fitted sheet, thereby facilitating the changing of the quick-change sheet. Further, at least one pocket member may be releasably coupled to the fitted sheet, to thereby providing one or more storage locations in close proximity to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Lazy Linens LLC
    Inventors: Deborah S. Rowson, Geoffrey R. Rowson
  • Publication number: 20130269108
    Abstract: A four-in-one mattress management system and method is disclosed for facilitating various tasks associated with beds of all sizes including making beds; rotating mattresses; holding a bed skirt in place while a mattress is rotated; installing or removing and re-installing a mattress, for example, in order to replace a bed skirt. The system includes an active mode and a passive mode. In an active mode, all four tasks mentioned above can be performed. A passive mode selectable. In a passive mode, the mattress can be easily rotated in a horizontal plane. During that mode, the system holds down the bed skirt while the mattress is being rotated. In an active mode, the present invention facilitates bed making and thus increases the efficiency of the housekeeping staff leaving more time for the housekeeping staff to attend to the rest of the room. The active mode also facilitates installation and replacement of bed skirts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: William J. Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8549681
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring. Slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. A second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. A levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • 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: 8510880
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. In order to facilitate rotation, slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring or platform. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. In order to further facilitate rotation, a second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. A levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William J. Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8453276
    Abstract: A patient positioning device for restoring a patient to a desired position in a hospital bed. An example patient positioning device may include a flexible track positioned along each of the lateral edges of a sleep surface and extending substantially the entire length of the sleep surface, a sheet including beaded edges for slidably engaging the tracks such that the sheet spans between the first track and the second track on the sleep surface, and/or a drive mechanism located proximate a head end of the sleep surface and configured to pull the sheet towards the head end of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: William A. Hillenbrand, II
  • Patent number: 8438679
    Abstract: An article for use on a mattress includes a bedding article and means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress. The means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress may be hidden from view when the bedding article is installed on a mattress. The means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress may be one or more of color contrasting sections, indicia, labels, or stitching. The bedding article has two sides, a top end, a bottom, an opening for seating around the bed, an edge around the opening, and four corners, with two corners being at the top end and two corners being at the bottom end. An article for use as a cover for an underlying item is also disclosed, with the article including a cover article and means for orienting the cover article on an underlying item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Homtex, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Wootten, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120260432
    Abstract: Levitation devices are disclosed for use with beds. In one embodiment, the levitation device is configured to facilitate rotation of a mattress with respect to a box spring. In another embodiment, the levitation device is configured to facilitate making a bed which allows sheets and blankets to be tucked between the mattress and the box spring without the need to lift the mattress. In a third embodiment, the levitation device functions as a hybrid device and can be used for making a bed or rotating a mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8250688
    Abstract: A bedding straightening system attached to a base of an ordinary bed, including a blanket air distributor, bottom sheet side air distributors, connectors, bottom sheet, top blanket and sheet. A series of ducts or hoses which carry the air expelled from the air compressor or air expelling turbine towards different outlet points are located around the perimeter of the bed and connected to the bedding by a blanket air distributor and bottom sheet side air distributors. The bedding includes at least one bottom sheet and one bedspread. The bottom sheet when inflated produces tension on the sheet structure causing the straightening thereof. Air outlets protrude outwardly from the base of the bed through hoses disposed beneath the bottom sheet in order to lift and ventilate the bottom sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventors: Jose Luis Alegria Mendez, Michelle Carla Danzinger Canata, Edson Concha Quechuyao
  • Publication number: 20120159709
    Abstract: A bed with linen changing means comprises features that allow the mattress linen to be changed without requiring an occupant to leave the bed. The bed frame provides a matrix of parallel slats which support the occupant while the mattress is lowered and extended for linen changing. The mattress comprises a plurality of parallel horizontal mattress sections spaced apart allowing corresponding insertion between the slats until said slats are recessed within the mattress and a user is able to lie comfortably upon raised portions of the mattress. The mattress is supported by a mobile frame apparatus being vertically adjustable via a manually-operated crank and gear assembly such that a caretaker may lower the mattress while the bed occupant rests upon the slats, providing easy access to the mattress for purposes of changing bed linens. The mattress is then raised back into place to support the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Vu L. U. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8191191
    Abstract: A mattress lift apparatus is provided for insertion between a mattress and an underlying support structure, such as a box spring. The mattress lift apparatus elevates a portion of the mattress so that bed linens may be tucked between the mattress and the underlying support structure. A continuous loop is formed by a base member, an incline member, a transition member and a handle member, wherein the continuous loop provides structural integrity to the mattress lift apparatus. An aperture is formed within the continuous loop, including along an inside portion of the handle member to enable the handle member to be gripped. In one embodiment, the handle member includes a substantially semi-circular shape. In another embodiment, at least one support rib is positioned in the aperture to mechanically couple the base member and at least one of the inclined member and the transition member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Cadence Keen Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Montross
  • Patent number: 8181294
    Abstract: A mattress has a central section. The central section has horizontal upper and lower surfaces. The central section has parallel first and second side faces. The central section has parallel first and second end faces. The side and end faces are vertically oriented. The side and end faces each have a rectangular configuration. The central section has four corner faces located between the end and side faces. The mattress has four similarly configured corner sections. Each corner section has a hypotenuse face positionable in facing contact with an associated corner face of the central section during use. Each corner section has two similarly configured leg faces positionable as planar extensions of contiguous side and end faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Subernia Y. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8146185
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a bed (1) provided with a device (2) suitable for facilitating the straightening of blankets and sheets when making the bed. Said device (2) is of the type with a frame, or surround, comprising two rods (2a, 2b) and a third transverse rod (2c) which joins the second ends of said two rods (2a, 2b), capable of rotating around an axis (4) from a horizontal to a vertical position and vice versa, the axis of rotation (4) being horizontal, transverse with respect to the length of the bed and situated in the vicinity of the head (5) of the bed; means are provided suitable for hooking the covers (7) in the highest position of the frame, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Enrico Berruit
  • Patent number: 8087109
    Abstract: A patient positioning device for restoring a patient to a desired position in a hospital bed. An example patient positioning device may include a flexible track positioned along each of the lateral edges of a sleep surface and extending substantially the entire length of the sleep surface, a sheet including beaded edges for slidably engaging the tracks such that the sheet spans between the first track and the second track on the sleep surface, and/or a drive mechanism located proximate a head end of the sleep surface and configured to pull the sheet towards the head end of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: William A. Hillenbrand, II
  • Publication number: 20110314603
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bed sheet attachment system that allows a user to quickly and easily change bed sheets. In one embodiment, the fitted sheet of a bed comprises an upper surface and at least one attachment member disposed on the upper surface. A quick-change sheet having upper and lower surfaces also is provided, wherein at least one attachment member is disposed on the lower surface of the quick-change sheet. In use, the attachment member of the quick-change sheet is configured to releasably mate with the attachment member of the fitted sheet, thereby facilitating the changing of the quick-change sheet. Further, at least one pocket member may be releasably coupled to the fitted sheet, to thereby providing one or more storage locations in close proximity to the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Lazy Linens LLC
    Inventors: Deborah S. Rowson, Geoffrey R. Rowson
  • Patent number: 8032959
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bed sheet attachment system that allows a user to quickly and easily change bed sheets. In one embodiment, the fitted sheet of a bed comprises an upper surface and at least one attachment member disposed on the upper surface. A quick-change sheet having upper and lower surfaces also is provided, wherein at least one attachment member is disposed on the lower surface of the quick-change sheet. In use, the attachment member of the quick-change sheet is configured to releasably mate with the attachment member of the fitted sheet, thereby facilitating the changing of the quick-change sheet. Further, at least one pocket member may be releasably coupled to the fitted sheet, thereby providing one or more storage locations in close proximity to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Lazy Linens, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah S. Rowson, Geoffrey R. Rowson
  • Publication number: 20110214233
    Abstract: A bed-making apparatus for changing a sheet set on a bed has a delivery guide and a rotatably mounted receiving roller for mounting at ends of a bed. A continuous web of sheet sets is formed by releasably fastening head edges of bottom sheets to foot edges of adjacent bottom sheets, and a plurality of top sheets are attached to the continuous length of bottom sheets. A rotation mechanism is operative to rotate the receiving roller and pull the continuous web of sheet sets from the delivery guide, across the upper surface of the bed, and onto the receiving roller. A locking mechanism is operative to exert a tension on the continuous web of sheet sets in place on the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Gordon Stang
  • Patent number: 8006331
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. In order to facilitate rotation, slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring or platform. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. In order to further facilitate rotation, a second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. A levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Publication number: 20110197360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mechanized bed for automatically straightening bedclothes comprising a frame (1) which on each side incorporates a trapezoidal track (2) along which there is driven a moveable carriage which on its route activates the tensor rod (7) and the pressure roller (10) such that they straighten the top bedcover (12) longitudinally and transversally from the feet to the head depositing it on the bottom sheet (13) which is provided with elastic and Velcro-type openable sticking means to attach it to the mattress cover (11a) and at the head of the bed for each of the pillows (20) there is a frame (22) containing a mobile unit (22b) that can move up and down in which there rotates a tray stretching and straightening the cover or the pillow itself and subsequently depositing it on the top bedcover (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Ascensio Zubeldia Jauregui
  • Publication number: 20110119827
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a bed (1) provided with a device (2) suitable for facilitating the straightening of blankets and sheets when making the bed. Said device (2) is of the type with a frame, or surround, comprising two rods (2a, 2b) and a third transverse rod (2c) which joins the second ends of said two rods (2a, 2b), capable of rotating around an axis (4) from a horizontal to a vertical position and vice versa, the axis of rotation (4) being horizontal, transverse with respect to the length of the bed and situated in the vicinity of the head (5) of the bed; means are provided suitable for hooking the covers (7) in the highest position of the frame, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Enrico Berruti
  • Patent number: 7941879
    Abstract: The bed with automatic mattress lifting system is a bed with a frame and an internal drive system for raising a mattress above the frame, allowing the user to easily change the sheets or other bed coverings. The mattress rests on a mattress supporting platform, which, in the lowered position, is received within the frame. In operation, driven motion of an internal rod caused by a drive system located within the frame generates rotation in a lever arm. The lever arm is secured to a shaft that extends across the frame, and rotation of the shaft causes a pair of supports to rotate. Upper ends of the supports are joined to a lower surface of the mattress supporting platform, thus driving upward movement of the mattress supporting platform. The sheets cover both the mattress and the platform, allowing the sheets to be changed without having to manually lift the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: John A. Burnett
  • Publication number: 20110099713
    Abstract: A body, including a wedge-shaped sloped section, a level support section and a handle, for elevating a section of a mattress over a support surface upon which the mattress is lying. A distal end of the sloped section is small enough for the distal end to be directly inserted between the mattress and the support surface, while a proximal end of the sloped section has a height adequate to elevate the mattress high enough to aid in the changing of bedclothes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: William C. Gonser, JR.
  • Patent number: 7917979
    Abstract: An apparatus for lifting a mattress to an optimal work level so as to facilitate the bed making process. A generally rectangular size specific inflatable member is disposed between a mattress and box springs in an unsecured manner so as to create a functional space between the mattress and inflatable member into which the bed linen can be secured during the bed making process. A fluid communication means is engageable with the inflatable member and an air pump is engageable with the fluid communication means for providing air for inflating the inflatable member. A power means provides power to operate the air pump and a switch activates and deactivates the air pump. A valve controls inflation and deflation of the inflatable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Fred R. Amsler, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100281615
    Abstract: A headboard and/or footboard cover for a bed comprised of a back panel with at least one cinch cord and at least one tie back on each side of said back panel; a front panel with at least one cinch cord and at least one tie back on each side of the front panel; wherein the front panel has at least one pocket which may be filled with foam, feather, polyester or other like material; and a top cinch cord; wherein the top cinch cord connects the back and front panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Dawn Truex
  • Patent number: 7827633
    Abstract: A bed clothing assembly for a mattress including a mattress band and a unitary sheet assembly that is removably attachable to the mattress band for attaching and changing bedding. The mattress band encircles the sidewall of the mattress, and includes upper and lower edge portions that extending inwardly and continuously around the peripheral edges of the top and bottom surfaces of the mattress, respectively, when the mattress band is installed on the mattress. The unitary sheet assembly includes a bottom sheet and top sheet connected together as one unit. A plurality of fasteners around the bottom sheet permit the detachable securment of the bottom sheet to the mattress band to facilitate placing the unitary sheet assembly on the mattress. This particular construction and arrangement is advantageous to a person that is physically disabled and permits easy changing of bedding without having to lift the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Barbara Taylor
  • Patent number: 7818837
    Abstract: A body, including a wedge-shaped sloped section, a level support section and a handle, for elevating a section of a mattress over a support surface upon which the mattress is lying. A distal end of the sloped section is small enough for the distal end to be directly inserted between the mattress and the support surface, while a proximal end of the sloped section has a height adequate to elevate the mattress high enough to aid in the changing of bedclothes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: William C. Gonser, Jr.
  • 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: 7761940
    Abstract: In some example, an apparatus comprises a first corner component that is configured to be attached to a first corner of a bed sheet. The first corner component comprises a first bottom attachment to couple to the first cap. The apparatus includes a second corner component that is configured to be attached to a second corner of the bed sheet that is on an opposite end but same side relative to the first corner. The second corner component comprises a second bottom attachment to couple to the second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Cooper Hipp
  • Patent number: 7757313
    Abstract: A bed lifting system for lifting a bed comprises a bed lifting mechanism and a switch remotely located from the bed lifting mechanism. The switch is adapted to enable selective and remote actuation of the bed lifting mechanism. The mechanism can be provided in kit form through the use of frame connectors which can also improve the interconnection and interoperability of frame members of the mechanism. The mechanism may also comprise adjustable lands to accommodate varying bed types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: John Koorey