Valance Patents (Class 5/493)
  • Patent number: 9622603
    Abstract: A sheet skirt for a bed having a mattress supported by a box spring comprising a fitted sheet adapted to fit on and around corners and edges of the mattress. A border is sewn to the fitted sheet. A bed skirt is sewn to the border. The border can be tucked in between the mattress and the box spring allowing the bed skirt to hang down about the box spring at a desired length to conceal the box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Djuana Coats
  • Patent number: 9211022
    Abstract: A compartmentalized bed skirt assembly for use over a box spring of a bed being formed with a top portion generally configured in a rectangular shape that conventionally covers the box spring portion of a mattress set fitting between the box spring and the mattress. Vertically extended portions are secured to the top portion of the bed skirt and extends downward to the floor on two sides and at the foot end of the bed. The vertically extended portions forms a series of panels or flaps that touch or slightly overlaps an adjacent flap, each flap being totally independent from the adjacent flap to allow lifting of the flap to the point of touching the mattress that rests on top of the box spring. The lifting of a panel or flap does not cause lifting of the adjacent panel or flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Zina L. Broussard
  • Patent number: 9167908
    Abstract: The technology of the present application provides an adjustable bed having a stationary base and a shroud. The shroud may be provided in multiple pieces or a solitary strip of material. The shroud has a height sufficient to inhibit the view of the bottom of the adjustable bed. The shroud has either a plurality of protrusions or a plurality of receptacles. The stationary base conversely has a corresponding plurality of receptacles or a plurality of protrusions. The protrusions are sized to slidingly fit into the receptacles in a telescoping fashion. In one aspect, the shroud and stationary base have both protrusions and receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HICKORY SPRINGS MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Anthony, Timothy Witherell, Matthew Reiter
  • Patent number: 9167920
    Abstract: A wrap around bed skirt that can be secured in place without removing the mattress from the box springs. The bed skirt can include mitered corners that aid in retaining the bed skirt in place. The bed skirt may include a fabric drop with or without pleats or ruffles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Levinsohn Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Risa E. Grama, Adam L. Levinsohn
  • Patent number: 9095232
    Abstract: A fitted ruffle includes a fitted sheet and a ruffle attached to the fitted sheet. The fitted sheet covers a cushion, box springs or mattress, generally conforms thereto, and maintains the sheet and ruffle in relatively fixed position as so covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Cindy Myers
  • Publication number: 20150121622
    Abstract: A compartmentalized bedskirt assembly for use over a box spring of a bed being formed with a top portion generally configured in a retangular shape that conventionally covers the box spring portion of a mattress set fitting between the box spring and the mattress. Vertically extended portions are secured to the top portion of the bedskirt and extends downward to the floor on two sides and at the foot end of the bed. The vertically extended portions forms a series of panels or flaps that touch or slightly overlaps an adjacent flap, each flap being totally independent from the adjacent flap to allow lifting of the flap to the point of touching the mattress that rests on top of the box spring. The lifting of a panel or flap does not cause lifting of the adjacent panel or flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Zina L. Broussard
  • Patent number: 8973184
    Abstract: A bedding skirt is configured to be rapidly inserted upon a mattress frame. The bedding skirt includes a front panel sufficiently long to hang from the mattress frame to ground. A back panel is attached to the front panel and sufficiently long to hang from the mattress frame to the ground. A plurality of magnets are attached to the back panel and configured to connect the bedding skirt to the mattress frame. The bedding skirt can be rapidly connected to the mattress frame for use and rapidly removed from the mattress frame for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Danielle Elizabeth Edgren
  • Publication number: 20150040316
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dust ruffle apparatus having fastening means and a U-shaped member that includes a ruffled panel connected thereto along the outer perimeter edge thereof. The dust ruffle can be applied to the area in between a mattress and a box spring in a “tucking” manner and remains flush therewith in order to provide a decorative appearance to one's bed assembly, wherein the user is not required to lift and/or remove the mattress for application of the dust ruffle thereto. An elastic band is provided for securement to the mattress, wherein the elastic band has a handle and provides a fastener such as a hook that coincides with an eye, forming the fastening means of the dust ruffle. The elastic band can remain taut along the widthwise side of the mattress for securement thereto. The dust ruffle can be machine washable and dryer compatible for the easy cleaning thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Shirley Graves
  • Publication number: 20150013067
    Abstract: Non-slip three sided bed skirt is disclosed. The bed skirt comprises the combination of an elongate, planar non-slip material interposable between a box spring and a mattress long a peripheral edge thereof and a layer of decorative textile/fabric depending from one side thereof extending outwardly from the mattress and box spring. Typically, three segments of non-slip material and decorative textile attached thereto are attached to form a three sided bed skirt to fit conventional bedding, although other shapes and sizes are contemplated. The non-slip material is formed from a polymer designed to remain securely in position. The fabric is cut to form a desired length to accommodate a specific box spring size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: BRIAN PATRICK COUGHLIN
  • Publication number: 20150000037
    Abstract: A snap-on bed skirt provides an easily installed and removed rigid decorative covering for the sides of a box spring and extends to the floor. The skirt can be provided in a variety of fabrics, colors and styles, and can be quickly installed or removed. Depending upon the design and placement of the bed, two to four panels can be installed. These panels are carefully crafted for a snug and rigid fit on the box spring, but are made of flexible fabric from the upper edge of the box spring to the floor, to accommodate most bed frames. The corners of the panels would be fastened to each other with removable fasteners. The device would be supported vertically by tension, or optionally by supports located between the mattress and box springs, under the box springs, or on the bed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Jennifer Dalton
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8863328
    Abstract: The present disclosure and related inventions describe various embodiments of cover assemblies for bed frames which are both structural and aesthetic which provide a wide variety of bed frame assemblies of unique construction. The bed frame assembly removably attaches to the outer surface of the longitudinal members of a bed frame to conceal exposed bed frame members and provide a more pleasant, customized view of an entire sleep structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Mantua Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Neil Dwyer, David Jaffe
  • Publication number: 20140298585
    Abstract: A wrap around bed skirt that can be secured in place without removing the mattress from the box springs. The bed skirt can include mitered corners that aid in retaining the bed skirt in place. The bed skirt can may include a fabric drop with or without pleats or ruffles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Levinsohn Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Risa E. Grama, Adam L. Levinsohn
  • Publication number: 20140208507
    Abstract: The present disclosure and related inventions describe various embodiments of cover assemblies for bed frames which are both structural and aesthetic which provide a wide variety of bed frame assemblies of unique construction. The bed frame assembly removably attaches to the outer surface of the longitudinal members of a bed frame to conceal exposed bed frame members and provide a more pleasant, customized view of an entire sleep structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Mantua Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Neil Dwyer, David Jaffe
  • Publication number: 20140090170
    Abstract: A two part invention comprising a bed skirt having either one continuous panel or three connected linearly aligned panels, the panel (s) having an obverse and a reverse surface and having a hook and loop fastener portion along the upper edge of the reverse surface thereof, the bed skirt being designed to hang vertically and hide a bed's box spring, when attached to a series of inserters, disposed between a mattress and box spring, along the left, bottom and right sides of the box spring. The inserters have an elongated flexible polymeric main section, with an upstanding section at one end, and to which upstanding section is attached an inwardly directed section, and on the other end of the main section is a downwardly directed section having a strip of opposite gender hook and loop fastener portion thereon for the engagement with that of the bed skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Brooks Mothorn
  • Patent number: 8671477
    Abstract: A mattress skirt applied to a bed for concealing an edge of a mattress. The mattress skirt has a horizontal panel that is inserted between a mattress and box spring and a vertical panel that drapes over an edge of the mattress. The mattress skirt has a plurality of pockets on the horizontal panel, each dimensioned to receive a batten. A batten is inserted into a pocket to install the horizontal panel between the mattress and box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Angela Joyner
  • Publication number: 20140068868
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a bed linen that is a unified and reversible mattress topper cover and bed cover. A mattress topper cover includes a first sleep surface defining a first peripheral edge, a second sleep surface defining a second peripheral edge, and a gusset extending between the first sleep surface and the second sleep surface along their respective first and second peripheral edges to define a cavity therebetween for receiving a mattress topper. A bed cover includes a skirt affixed at and along substantially the horizontal midline of the gusset for securing to a mattress. The bed linen is reversible by flipping the mattress topper to expose one of the first sleep surface or the second sleep surface and adjusting the skirt in an appropriate direction to cover the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Sleep Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Morzano, Michael Loomis
  • Patent number: 8656533
    Abstract: A furniture assembly may generally include a frame having legs for supporting the frame. The legs may generally define a space under the frame. A panel may be configured to be coupled to the frame to conceal at least part of the space under the frame. A furniture assembly may also, or alternatively, generally include a frame having a surface, and an overlay configured to be coupled to the frame to cover at least part of the surface of the frame. The overlay may provide a select appearance to the frame at the surface. A furniture assembly may further, or alternatively, generally include a frame having an opening, and an insert configured to be coupled to the frame at the opening. The insert may provide a select appearance to the frame at the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Night and Day Furniture LLC
    Inventors: Joel Grossman, Mike Gallawa, Howard Porter
  • Patent number: 8650681
    Abstract: A bed skirt construction is formed from a singular fabric panel. The fabric panel comprises a top edge and opposed sets of opposed corner edging extending from the top edge into the width. The sets of opposed corner edging are respectively fastened together for forming corner seams, which seams bound opposed upper side panel portions from an upper foot panel portion. The seams terminate at a pair of corner vertices having a foot panel crease extending therebetween for bounding the upper foot panel portion from a lower foot panel portion. First and second side panel creases extend from the corner vertices orthogonal to the foot panel crease for bounding upper and lower side panel portions. Mitered corner joints, pleats, and a cap assembly together function to enhance positioned placement of the bed skirt construction upon the box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: John F. Masoncup
  • Publication number: 20140033429
    Abstract: A bedding skirt is configured to be rapidly inserted upon a mattress frame. The bedding skirt includes a front panel sufficiently long to hang from the mattress frame to ground. A back panel is attached to the front panel and sufficiently long to hang from the mattress frame to the ground. A plurality of magnets are attached to the back panel and configured to connect the bedding skirt to the mattress frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: DANIELLE ELIZABETH EDGREN
  • Publication number: 20140000029
    Abstract: A bed skirt construction is formed from a singular fabric panel. The fabric panel comprises a top edge and opposed sets of opposed corner edging extending from the top edge into the width. The sets of opposed corner edging are respectively fastened together for forming corner seams, which seams bound opposed upper side panel portions from an upper foot panel portion. The seams terminate at a pair of corner vertices having a foot panel crease extending therebetween for bounding the upper foot panel portion from a lower foot panel portion. First and second side panel creases extend from the corner vertices orthogonal to the foot panel crease for bounding upper and lower side panel portions. Mitered corner joints, pleats, and a cap assembly together function to enhance positioned placement of the bed skirt construction upon the box spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: John F. Masoncup
  • Patent number: 8522377
    Abstract: A bed skirt support (10) is disclosed comprising a relatively flat, central portion or decking (14) having at least on side support section (16, 18, 20) removably or fixedly attached thereto. Said bed skirt support has fully separated corners and multiple layers, each of which does not have to be lofted at the same gathering ratio as its adjacent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Sherry Lynn Hart
  • Patent number: 8393024
    Abstract: An adjustable bed skirt for use between a mattress and a box spring that is comprised of a top strip portion having a vertically extended, downwardly draped side skirt portion connected to the top strip portion outer perimeter edges. Alternatively, the adjustable bed skirt can be attached to an existing bed skirt. The top strip portion is formed by one or more strips, therefore creating a bed skirt simple to install, adjust, and remove. The top strip portion has a left strip, right strip and a foot strip. An outer edge extends along an outside of the left strip, right strip and foot strip and an inner edge extends along an inside of the left strip, right strip and foot strip. The width of the top strip portion and a height of the side skirt portion is adjustable when the elastic portions are expanded or retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: E Patricia Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20120297541
    Abstract: An interactive, customizable bedding ensemble system, with components constructed from a pants-like design concept that are used in conjunction with each other to form a system whereby parents and children can interact with the bedding ensemble system to educate, stimulate, develop, and train children in a variety of basic skills, and wherein these components incorporate design elements providing options whereby user can continuously customize the appearance of the bedding ensemble system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Marcum Brown
  • Publication number: 20120233775
    Abstract: Bed dust ruffles, or bed skirts, made from fabric that encloses the open area under a crib or bed. The invention comes in five pieces, one is the base, which is placed on top of the box spring or frame and under the mattress, two skirting pieces are for the ends of the head and foot and two skirting pieces are for the sides. The skirting pieces connect to the base using hook and loop strips which are securely sewn to each piece. Because bed's range in height off the floor and crib springs are adjusted as the child grows, the skirts have adjustable lengths. Each of the skirt pieces have a removable section attached to the bottom edge using hook and loop. For cribs this piece is eight inches and for regular beds the piece is six inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Mary Margaret Flinn
  • Patent number: 8245333
    Abstract: A bed skirt includes a platform panel, two first skirt panels, and two second skirt panels. The two first skirt panels include a back first skirt panel and a front first skirt panel, each has a fastening strip attached to a top edge of a corresponding back side. The two second skirt panels include a left second skirt panel and a right second skirt panel, each has a fastening strip attached to a top edge of a corresponding front side. The fastening strip is a hook material. The platform panel is a material to which the fastening strip will firmly adhere. A decorative panel may be connected to each of the skirt panels. The two first skirt panels, the two second skirt panels, and/or the decorative panel may include decoratively shaped edges, gathered portions, pleats, layered fabrics, reversible surfaces, ribbons, embroidery, appliqué, buttons, and/or other decorative embellishments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Felicitous Concepts Ltd.
    Inventors: Marilyn Jean Hamilton, Heather Lillian Vogl
  • Publication number: 20120198617
    Abstract: A bed skirt support (10) is disclosed comprising a relatively flat, central portion or decking (14) having at least on side support section (16, 18, 20) removably or fixedly attached thereto. Said bed skirt support has fully separated corners and multiple layers, each of which does not have to be lofted at the same gathering ratio as its adjacent layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Sherry Lynn Hart
  • 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: 20120137433
    Abstract: A bed covering device for protecting humans, animals and objects from crawling pests such as bed bugs. The device includes a top component for contacting the top surface of bedding such as a mattress or box spring. The top component includes barrier material suitable for preventing pests from biting humans or animals resting on the bedding. The device further includes a fitted side skirt joined to the periphery of the top component and having a slippery, i.e., low friction, exterior surface that hinders bed bugs and similar pests from climbing up the covered bedding and gaining access to humans, animals, or objects resting atop the bedding. The device may be part of a system including pillow protectors, headboard and/or footboard protectors for preventing contact by traditional bed coverings with walls or bed structures that may be infested by bed bugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SNELL R&D, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Snell, Carrie Snell
  • Publication number: 20120090092
    Abstract: A bed skirt support (10) is disclosed comprising a relatively flat, central portion or decking (14) having at least on side support section (16,18, 20) removably or fixedly attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Sherry Lynn Hart
  • Patent number: 8156584
    Abstract: A bed skirt support (10) is disclosed comprising a relatively flat, central portion or decking (14) having at least on side support section (16, 18, 20) removably or fixedly attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Sherry Lynn Hart
  • Publication number: 20120066835
    Abstract: A box spring cover comprising a piece of fabric having a top portion, a bottom portion and a center portion extending between the top portion and the bottom portion, the fabric sized to extend around the periphery of a box spring; a first band of elastic secured to and extending along the top portion of the fabric; and a second band of elastic secured to and extending along the bottom portion of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Katherine Kelly, Renee Fiore
  • Publication number: 20120060281
    Abstract: An adjustable bed skirt for use between a mattress and a box spring that is comprised of a top strip portion having a vertically extended, downwardly draped side skirt portion connected to the top strip portion outer perimeter edges. Alternatively, the adjustable bed skirt can be attached to an existing bed skirt. The top strip portion is formed by one or more strips, therefore creating a bed skirt simple to install, adjust, and remove. The top strip portion has a left strip, right strip and a foot strip. An outer edge extends along an outside of the left strip, right strip and foot strip and an inner edge extends along an inside of the left strip, right strip and foot strip. The width of the top strip portion and a height of the side skirt portion is adjustable when the elastic portions are expanded or retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: E. Patricia Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8127379
    Abstract: A reclosable locking tape for releasably attaching a fabric add-on to a foundation includes: (a) a substantially planar tape base to which is affixed at least one male locking portion that is generally mushroom-shaped and includes a stem affixed to a cap; and (b) at least one female locking portion affixed to the tape base, the female locking portion including two same-sized hook members on opposite sides of a male portion-sized space in the female portion. Also included are a reclosable rib and groove tape assembly that includes: (a) a fabric add-on including at least one longitudinally extending rib or groove on a substantially planar and flexible portion backing; and (b) a separate foundation attachment portion including at least one rib or groove on a substantially planar portion backing, the rib or groove of the foundation attachment portion corresponding to the rib or groove of the add-on attachment portion, and a related method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Patrice L. Hardee
  • Publication number: 20120042450
    Abstract: A bed skirt includes a platform panel, two first skirt panels, and two second skirt panels. The two first skirt panels include a back first skirt panel and a front first skirt panel, each has a fastening strip attached to a top edge of a corresponding back side. The two second skirt panels include a left second skirt panel and a right second skirt panel, each has a fastening strip attached to a top edge of a corresponding front side. The fastening strip is a hook material. The platform panel is a material to which the fastening strip will firmly adhere. A decorative panel may be connected to each of the skirt panels. The two first skirt panels, the two second skirt panels, and/or the decorative panel may include decoratively shaped edges, gathered portions, pleats, layered fabrics, reversible surfaces, ribbons, embroidery, appliqué, buttons, and/or other decorative embellishments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Marilyn Jean HAMILTON, Heather Lillian Vogl
  • Publication number: 20110308013
    Abstract: Provided is a bed cover device for a bed having a mattress support unit, and a mattress for positioning on the top surface of the support unit. A cover member substantially covers the opposed sides and foot end, and a retention arrangement retains the cover member on the top surface. The cover member has opposed side panel portions, an upper edge extending inwardly from each of the side panel portions, and a lower edge. The upper edge has a foot end part and opposed side parts, for positioning between the mattress and the support unit and retained by engagement with the support unit and the mattress. The retention arrangement has a first stretchable corner bridging element extending between one of the opposed side parts and the foot end part, and a second stretchable corner bridging element extending between the other of the opposed side parts and the foot end part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: INTIDE PTY LTD
    Inventor: Rosemary Anne Kennett
  • Publication number: 20110302715
    Abstract: A combination flat sheet and fitted bed skirt sheet assembly, and mattress pad assembly. The mattress pad assembly has a top surface, upper and lower edges, retainers for retaining the mattress pad on a mattress, and strips of hook and loop material on the top surface near the upper and lower edge of the mattress pad. The combination flat sheet and fitted bed skirt sheet assembly have a fitted sheet portion having a flat top, upper and lower edges, lateral edges, lateral side skirts extending from the lateral edges, and a foot side skirt extending from the lower edge. Strips of hook and loop material are located on an underside of the flat top near its upper and lower edges. The flat sheet is positioned above the fitted sheet portion and is attached at a lower edge thereof to the lower edge of the fitted sheet portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Donna Battaglia, Rose Mary Battaglia
  • Publication number: 20110302716
    Abstract: A combination flat sheet, skirted fitted sheet, and mattress pad assembly for use with a mattress is provided and includes a mattress pad having a first set of anchoring elements located on a top surface of the mattress pad; a combination flat sheet/skirted fitted sheet subassembly; and, optionally, an outer bed covering. The Combination flat sheet/skirted fitted sheet subassembly includes a second set of anchoring strips that mate with the first set of anchoring strips to hold the subassembly in place on the mattress pad, making it very easy to make up a bed using the invention. Lateral side portions extend from the sides of the bedding. Because the skirted fitted sheet portion and flat sheet portion are stitched together, it is very easy to make the bed without having to tuck in the corners or the foot portion of the sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Donna Battaglia, Rose Mary Battaglia
  • 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: 20110167561
    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: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Carolyn Jo Gatzke, Diane Holnagel Lechner
  • Patent number: 7945977
    Abstract: A bedding accessory for storing a plurality of articles in the space fully beneath a bed frame includes a sheet portion, a side portion appended to an edge of the sheet portion, and storage compartments formed on the side portion. The sheet portion is placed in substantially covering relation to an upper surface of a mattress support structure. The side portion is arranged to hang downwardly from the sheet portion adjacent the space beneath the bed frame. Each storage compartment is configured to retain at last one article therein and is comprised of an outer panel facing outwardly away from the bed frame and an inner panel facing inwardly toward the space beneath the bed frame. The inner and outer panels of each storage compartment jointly define an opening for receipt of an article, and the compartment substantially retains the article in the space fully beneath the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventor: Holly S. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7793370
    Abstract: A bed skirt enhancing apparatus for placement adjacent and beneath a bed skirt. In one embodiment, the bed skirt enhancing apparatus comprises multiple layers of rigid material gathered and joined together forming a ruffled, multi-layered sheath. The sheath spans a distance sufficient to surround a perimeter of a box spring of a mattress. A band or planar piece of fabric may be used for securing the sheath to the box spring. In an alternative embodiment of the invention, a ruffle insert for placement beneath a bed skirt comprises a planar panel, and a suspended ruffle skirt; whereby said suspended ruffle skirt comprises multiple layers of material; and whereby said multiple layers of material are held together by at least one monofilament latitudinal band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Sheralyn Hampton
  • Patent number: 7757315
    Abstract: A mattress wrap set is disclosed, providing an easy way to cover a mattress with a sheet, and remove the sheet from the mattress. The mattress wrap set includes a wrap sheet to cover the sides of a mattress and having a top edge that is inelastic. The top edge includes four right-angled corners and is adapted to cover a periphery of the top of the mattress. The mattress wrap set further includes a top sheet to cover at least most of the top of the mattress, and a plurality of fasteners, with one fastener located at each right-angled corner to removably connect the top sheet to the wrap sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Yolanda Lopez-Rettew
  • Publication number: 20100154122
    Abstract: A bed covering system is disclosed comprising an upper sheet and a lower sheet wherein the lower sheet fits on a mattress in a removable manner. The upper sheet is connected to the lower sheet through expandable flaps of material. A zipper runs between the sides of the upper and lower sheets such that when it is zipped, the upper sheet is pulled tightly against the lower sheet but when it is unzipped the upper sheet is allowed to move away from the lower sheet to the extent of the expandable flaps or material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Kathleen M. Crispino, Dennis Crispino
  • Patent number: 7739761
    Abstract: A bedding accessory for storing a plurality of articles in the space fully beneath a bed frame includes a sheet portion, side portions appended to an edge of the sheet portion, and storage compartments formed on the side portions. The sheet portion is placed in substantially covering relation to an upper surface of a mattress support structure. The side portions are arranged to hang downwardly from the sheet portion adjacent the space beneath the bed frame. Each storage compartment is configured to retain at last one article therein and is comprised of an outer panel facing outwardly away from the bed frame and an inner panel facing inwardly toward the space beneath the bed frame. The inner and outer panels of each storage compartment jointly define an opening for receipt of an article, and the compartment substantially retains the article in the space fully beneath the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventor: Holly S. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20100064435
    Abstract: A bed sheet may be designed to easily install on a mattress and may be designed to be placed over existing bedding. The bed sheet may act as a barrier between a sleeping person and the mattress, existing bedding, or both to deter vectors, pests, or both from passing from the mattress or bedding to a sleeping person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Sharon L. Stuart
  • Patent number: 7676863
    Abstract: A bed skirt adapted to be removably attached to an associated bed sheet is disclosed. The bed skirt includes a first decorative side and a second decorative side. The bed sheet includes a top and an edge portion adapted to fit over one of a mattress and a box spring. A plurality of fasteners is provided to removably attach the bed skirt to the edge portion of the bed sheet, wherein one of the first decorative side and the second decorative side is outwardly facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Sharon K. Henning
  • Publication number: 20100058537
    Abstract: A bedding system and method can minimize the time, labor and/or frustration associated with making a bed. The system includes a fitted sheet as well as a flat sheet and/or a comforter. The fitted sheet can conformingly fit around a mattress. The fitted sheet can be equipped with connectors in a foot side portion thereof. The flat sheet can include a panel attached to an inner side thereof in a foot end region. The flat sheet panel can include connectors adapted for removable attachment with at least some of the connectors on the fitted sheet. Similarly, the comforter can include a panel attached to an inner side thereof in a foot end region. The comforter panel can include connectors adapted for removable attachment with at least some of the connectors on the fitted sheet. The connectors can be any suitable structure, such as snaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Frederick Alan Schuck
  • Patent number: 7636965
    Abstract: A bedding accessory for storing shoes in the space fully beneath a bed frame includes a sheet portion, side portions appended to an edge of the sheet portion, and storage compartments formed on the side portions. The sheet portion is placed in substantially covering relation to an upper surface of a mattress support structure. The side portions are arranged to hang downwardly from the sheet portion adjacent the space beneath the bed frame. Each storage compartment is configured to retain a pair of shoes therein and is comprised of an outer panel facing outwardly away from the bed frame and an inner panel facing inwardly toward the space beneath the bed frame. The inner and outer panels of each storage compartment jointly define an opening for receipt of a pair of shoes, and the compartment substantially retains the shoes in the space fully beneath the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventor: Holly S. Tucker