Having Means To Engage Body Of User Or Bed Structure To Insure Proper Covering Of Body Patents (Class 5/494)
  • Patent number: 9672718
    Abstract: A nestable anti-ligative bed linen device and system comprising individual bed linen units wherein a plurality of such units may nest therein and be securely positioned in place on a mattress. Said individual bed linen unit of this system comprising a blanket attached to a cover sheet at a point of union at their common ends. Said union positioned towards the edge of said common ends to allow space for nesting. Said union positioned underneath a mattress by a given distance to allow multiple bed linen units to securely position on a mattress in nested form. The anti-ligative features include a union positioned at a location on said bed linen unit to prevent a lanyard from being formed. Other anti-ligative features include quilted thick tear resistant material and a built in pillow. Additional safety mechanisms are included such as a motion sensor and alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Steven J Shilts, Brook Hjelm
  • Patent number: 9226528
    Abstract: A fabric article includes a variety of structural features for swaddling a person, providing warmth to the head, supporting the neck, permitting the use of restraining belts, and/or allowing independent leg movement. The article includes opposing protrusions for wrapping around the torso of a body and securing the arms within. The lower portion of the article preferably defines a slit with overlapping flaps, which are easily configured into legs. The slit allows a restraining belt to fit snugly between the legs of a wearer, such that a person can be swaddled while still being properly secured by restraining belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Irena Sedivy
  • Patent number: 9119423
    Abstract: A swaddling blanket for maintaining a baby in an ergonomic position. One embodiment can include features for positioning the baby's arms in pockets in first and second arm wings and wrapping the arm wings. An embodiment may also include features for positioning the baby's hips in a hip positioning portion and bringing a hip positioning flap into a position to encourage the baby's legs to an ergonomic position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc.
    Inventors: Daruni M. Gotel, Rodney V. Telford, Carol J. Lubick
  • Patent number: 9038213
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bed clothing system that has a bottom sheet and top sheet attached together at the corners of the foot end of the bed clothing system. At the foot end of the bed clothing system on the corners, where the top and bottom sheets are attached, a stretchable piece of material is disposed in a vertical direction so that the bed sheet system is able to accommodate to any size and thickness of a mattress, while also remaining securely fixed on a mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Margo E. Cuneo
  • Patent number: 9032963
    Abstract: Wraps for swaddling babies are provided that include a body having a base side. The wrap can further include two arms that are attached to the base side of the body of the wrap. The arms can extend outward in an opposite direction to one another along the base side of the body of the wrap. Related methods of using the wrap are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Carolyn Grissom
  • Patent number: 8950024
    Abstract: An improved covering is described for use with a mattress. The improved covering comprises a top sheet securely or removably secured to a bottom sheet. Through the use of the improved covering, the time required for attending to the task of making a bed is reduced and the difficulty of such task is decreased. In addition, using the improved covering of the present disclosure, individuals such as, but not limited to children and those with difficulty attending to such a task, may now complete the task with an aesthetically pleasing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Ruth Hudson
  • Patent number: 8943625
    Abstract: A swaddling blanket for maintaining a baby in an ergonomic position. One embodiment can include features for positioning the baby's arms in pockets in first and second arm wings and wrapping the arm wings. An embodiment may also include features for positioning the baby's hips in a hip positioning portion and bringing a hip positioning flap into a position to encourage the baby's legs to an ergonomic position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The ERGO Baby Carrier, Inc.
    Inventors: Daruni M. Gotel, Rodney V. Telford, Carol J. Lubick
  • Publication number: 20150026886
    Abstract: A wearable or swaddling accessory blanket provides gentle pressure on the side and/or on the thoracic area of an infant to mimic the human hold. The wearable garment or swaddling blanket appliance includes integrated protrusions in the form of pressure accessories for simulating the slight pressure felt from a caregiver when holding or cradling an infant. The pressure accessories are enlarged or expanded areas disposed at locations on a textile base such as a blanket such that they approximate the arm and hand positions of a caregiver when the swaddling appliance is engaged by wrapping around an infant. Wings or flaps of the appliance facilitate engaging the appliance around an infant such that tension in the wrapped blanket appliance induce a slight inward pressure on the pressure accessories such that the infant perceives the pressure and interprets a caregiver hold or touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Manasi Gangan, Susan Sofia-McIntire
  • Patent number: 8938830
    Abstract: A blanket assembly for swaddling an infant (e.g., newborn baby) includes a blanket body defining a pocket between an upper layer and a lower layer of the body at one end of the blanket body, the pocket accessible via an opening selectively closeable to seal the pocket. A neck, spine and spinal cord support device of a semi-rigid material is removably insertable in the pocket of the blanket body and secured within the blanket by the pocket so as to maintain the support device in a substantially fixed position within the blanket body. The support device supports the head, neck, spine and spinal cord of a newborn baby or infant when the infant is laid on the blanket body in a supine position and wrapped in the blanket body, so as to inhibit injury to the infant's head, neck, spine and spinal cord while carried by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Paperno
  • Publication number: 20150007389
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a bedding apparatus. In one embodiment, the bedding apparatus is configured to slip over a mattress such that the bedding apparatus substantially encloses the mattress except the front or head of the mattress. The bedding apparatus is configured such that, once installed over the mattress, there is sufficient space between the top of the mattress and the top panel of the bedding apparatus to enable a user to lay atop the mattress and under the top panel of the bedding apparatus. Additionally, once installed, the bottom panel of the bedding apparatus is positioned under the mattress such that the bedding apparatus is held in place by a combination of the weight of the mattress and the weight of the user (when the user is laying on the mattress).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Ronald Blethen, Kyle Parker Blatt, Frederick David Winans
  • Patent number: 8918931
    Abstract: A bed accessory, for use with a bed having a mattress and a base for the mattress, includes a bed cover retainer having a first portion adapted to fit between the mattress and the base for the mattress. The first portion defines a wedge that is configured to produce a separation force between the mattress and base to hold the retainer in position. The first portion may further define a bed-cover-engaging member, such as a high-friction surface, to hold the bed cover in position. A sleeper attendant may be supported at a second portion. The sleeper attendant is adapted to support an object in a manner that the object is accessible to a sleeper on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SimpleIdeas, LLC
    Inventors: Randal S. Baker, Arlyn J. Boorsma, Bryan J. Roodvoets
  • Publication number: 20140373275
    Abstract: A method and device for securing arms an infant. The device includes a pouch having an open end and a closed end, the pouch configured to receive the infant through the open end, an elongate piece of material with vertical and horizontal axes, a right wing having a right fastener at a distal right end, the right fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the back side of the material; a left wing having a left fastener part at a distal left end, the left fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the front side of the material, the sleeve attaching component including a pair of sleeves symmetrically disposed about the vertical axis, the pair of sleeves including a right sleeve and a left sleeve, the sleeves disposed and configured to respectively retain right and left arms of the infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Alan Buckson
  • Patent number: 8910332
    Abstract: A method and device for securing arms an infant. The device includes: an elongate piece of material with vertical and horizontal axes; a right wing having a right fastener at a distal right end, the right fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the back side of the material; a left wing having (i) a left fastener part at a distal left end, the left fastener part disposed along the horizontal axis and on the front side of the material; a sleeve attaching component attached on the front side of the material and located at an intersection of the axes, the sleeve attaching component including a pair of sleeves symmetrically disposed about the vertical axis, the pair of sleeves including a right sleeve and a left sleeve, the sleeves disposed and configured to respectively retain right and left arms of the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Alan Buckson
  • Patent number: 8904580
    Abstract: An outer enclosure may comprise a first enclosure region defining a first enclosed space and a second enclosure region defining a second enclosed space. The first enclosure region may comprise a first opening edge, and the second enclosure region may comprise a second opening edge. The first and second enclosure regions each have an inner surface. A first inner arm enclosure region may be secured to the inner surface of the first enclosure region and, together with the first enclosure region, defines a first arm passageway having a first arm entry opening. A second inner arm enclosure region may be secured to the inner surface of the second enclosure region and, together with the second enclosure region, defines a second arm passageway having a second arm entry opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ABNC LLC
    Inventors: Natalie A. Christensen, Aaron L. Christensen
  • Patent number: 8904579
    Abstract: A privacy blanket, including a blanket body having a first side surface and a second side surface. At least one engagement portion is provided to removably engage the privacy blanket with a user. The privacy blanket further includes at least one functional portion for providing a containment area, a storage arrangement, and/or a working area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Valerie L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20140352064
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a bedding apparatus. In one embodiment, the bedding apparatus is configured to slip over a mattress such that the bedding apparatus substantially encloses the mattress except the front or head of the mattress, The bedding apparatus is configured such that, once installed over the mattress, there is sufficient space between the top of the mattress and the top panel of the bedding apparatus to enable a user to lay atop the mattress and under the top panel of the bedding apparatus. Additionally, once installed, the bottom panel of the bedding apparatus is positioned under the mattress such that the bedding apparatus is held in place by a combination of the weight of the mattress and the weight of the user (when the user is laying on the mattress).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Ronald Blethen, Kyle Parker Blatt
  • Publication number: 20140352063
    Abstract: A quilt has a pair of longitudinally extending side edges, a pair of laterally extending end edges, a head portion, a foot portion, and a middle portion extending longitudinally between the head and foot portions. The quilt includes a hood box adapted to receive and surround the head of the user during use of the quilt. The hood box is disposed in the head portion and includes a front hood panel and a back hood panel. The front hood panel has an aperture moveable between a closed position and an opened position for allowing at least a portion of the user's face to be exposed during use of the hood box. The quilt also includes a pair of overlapping portions. One of the overlapping portions extends along one of the longitudinal side edges and the other overlapping portion extends along the other longitudinal side edge. Each of the overlapping portion define a hand pocket sized and shaped for receiving a hand of the user and an arm receptacle sized and shaped for receiving at least a portion of the user's arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kelsie Mitchell, Casey Sumnicht
  • Patent number: 8898834
    Abstract: A bed dressing and set includes several articles of bed linens or bed clothing. A top sheet includes a plurality of apertures configured to accept at least one fastener along ends of a bottom sheet. The bottom sheet includes straps which extend from a substantially central portion along foot and head ends to engage with multiple sidewall points to secure the bottom sheet in place on top of a mattress. Together, the bottom sheet and top sheet substantially eliminate the possibility of bed clothing moving out of a stable position when the bed is in use, creating an adjustable personal fit for the bed occupant to improve sleep quality and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stefanie Bryan Huber, Janae' S. Giurlani
  • Patent number: 8898833
    Abstract: An infant garment including a body for covering an infant and neck padding located within the body and extending from the base of the skull of an infant positioned on the body to the top of the shoulder blades of the infant positioned on the body, and from shoulder-to-shoulder of the infant positioned on the body, wherein the neck padding includes a greater degree of padding than the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tailored Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrica V. Coates
  • Patent number: 8875325
    Abstract: A graphic swaddling bedding set that includes a bottom sheet for a mattress with a designated sleeping area located centrally and longitudinally thereon. Formed or attached to the designated sleep area is a selectively attached, pouch configured for containing the body of a child when longitudinally aligned therein when sleeping. The top edge of the pouch is detached thereby forming a top opening. Disposed over the bottom sheet and extending transversely over the pouch is a double wing-shaped top cover. Disposed between the top surface of the pouch and the bottom surface of the top cover is at least one hook and loop connector that connects the pouch and top cover. The top cover configured to extend over the sides of the mattress. Connectors or weights may be to hold the corners and lateral edges of the top cover pull the top cover tightly and hold it in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Robert Sloan
  • Patent number: 8863329
    Abstract: A wearable or swaddling accessory blanket provides gentle pressure on the side and/or on the thoracic area of an infant to mimic the human hold. The wearable garment or swaddling blanket appliance includes integrated protrusions in the form of pressure accessories for simulating the slight pressure felt from a caregiver when holding or cradling an infant. The pressure accessories are enlarged or expanded areas disposed at locations on a textile base such as a blanket such that they approximate the arm and hand positions of a caregiver when the swaddling appliance is engaged by wrapping around an infant. Wings or flaps of the appliance facilitate engaging the appliance around an infant such that tension in the wrapped blanket appliance induce a slight inward pressure on the pressure accessories such that the infant perceives the pressure and interprets a caregiver hold or touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nested Bean Inc.
    Inventors: Mansai Gangan, Susan Sofia-McIntire
  • Patent number: 8856985
    Abstract: A connector system includes at least one mattress connector that is coupled to a mattress. The mattress connectors are coupled at the head end and at the foot end of the mattress. A topper connector is coupled to a topper at a head end and a foot end of the topper. A plurality of straps are employed to couple the mattress to the topper, with the straps being coupled to the mattress connectors and the proper connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Denver Mattress Co. LLC
    Inventors: Bob Rensink, Jonathan Amendola
  • Publication number: 20140298587
    Abstract: A fabric article includes a variety of structural features for swaddling a person, providing warmth to the head, supporting the neck, permitting the use of restraining belts, and/or allowing independent leg movement. The article includes opposing protrusions for wrapping around the torso of a body and securing the arms within. The lower portion of the article preferably defines a slit with overlapping flaps, which are easily configured into legs. The slit allows a restraining belt to fit snugly between the legs of a wearer, such that a person can be swaddled while still being properly secured by restraining belts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Irena Sedivy
  • Patent number: 8793813
    Abstract: A garment includes a front side and a back side. The front side and back side are coupled to surround at least part of a person's body. The front side includes a mesh outer shell and a lightweight inner mesh liner, and the inner mesh liner includes a material that provides moisture wicking. The back side includes a breathable material that substantially maintains three-dimensional breathability when the person rests upon it. The garment provides breathability substantially surrounding said at least part of the person's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BreathableBaby, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Richard Waters, Susan Marie Waters
  • Patent number: 8782831
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a baby swaddle that includes an inner strap adapted to releasably connect around a baby's chest, an outer strap adapted to releasably connect around the inner strap and secure a baby's arms between the inner strap and outer strap, wherein the inner strap is configured to prevent the baby swaddle from moving toward a baby's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Anna & Eve LLC
    Inventors: Robert Houston, Anna Jones
  • Patent number: 8763182
    Abstract: A diaper changing system utilizes a diaper holder member on which a diaper is to be positioned. Flaps extend outward from the holder member and are foldable over the diaper to maintain it in position on the holder member. The system also includes a unique baby supporting pad configured to be placed on the user's lap. The supporting pad can be utilized to maintain a diaper or in combination with the holder member supporting the diaper. A strap circumscribes the leg of the user to maintain the holder member and supporting pad on the user's leg. Once the supporting pad and/or the holding member, with diaper attached, is secured on the user's leg, the baby is placed on the diaper. The diaper is then wrapped around the baby and secured. The baby is removed from the system's components, which are then folded and compacted for storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Amanda N. Schambon
  • 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: 8756731
    Abstract: A swaddling blanket comprises a continuous sheet of fabric material having a generally “T”-shaped configuration and being substantially light-transmissive for light having a wavelength in the range of 350 nm to 500 nm. An infant undergoing a course of phototherapy is swaddled in the sheet of fabric material so that the infant is snugly wrapped in the sheet of fabric material, the sheet of fabric material limiting arm and leg movement of the infant, with only a single layer of the sheet of fabric material between a phototherapy lamp and the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Bionix Development Corporation
    Inventors: James Huttner, Susan Brangham
  • Patent number: 8745794
    Abstract: A method of swaddling a baby includes providing a blanket having a pair of spaced-apart sleeves attached to the blanket and a pair of leg openings that extend fully through the blanket. Each leg opening is located generally beneath a respective one of the sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventor: Julie McDermott
  • Patent number: 8726432
    Abstract: A sleeping bag assembly having a sleeping bag and non-integral hood is constructed so as to allow the user to be able to sleep on either side, back or stomach without rotating the sleeping bag while all the time keeping a face opening of the hood in position relative to the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gary N. Benninger
  • Patent number: 8726437
    Abstract: Embodiments provide apparatus for care of an infant, the apparatus including a comfort support for returning legs of an infant to fully folded positions relative to the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford Allen Hardesty
  • Patent number: 8713731
    Abstract: An evacuation mattress comprises an integral mattress including a mattress interior, a mattress top face sheet, four mattress side face sheets, and a bottom sheet. The bottom sheet forms both the mattress bottom face sheet and an evacuation bottom sheet. The integral evacuation mattress also includes a top evacuation sheet configured to be deployed over a patient who is disposed above the mattress top face sheet. The integral evacuation mattress further includes securing structure configured to secure the top evacuation sheet to the patient and the integral mattress. Transport structure is also included in the integral evacuation mattress and is configured for a person to drag the secured patient and integral mattress from a hospital.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon
  • Patent number: 8707480
    Abstract: This invention is a modular blanket system for double beds essentially built like a ring binder where the rings, called straps, are made of a flexible material and are closed by means of detachable fasteners such as hook-and-loop, snaps or buttons. The use of straps as a binding means allows blanket leaves to be added, subtracted or paged from one side to the other depending on the sleepers' need for warmth or decorative taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert F. Graddy
  • Patent number: 8707481
    Abstract: An insulated pocketed and sock or slippered blanket is provided. The blanket may be used to quickly warm hands, arms, legs and feet with ease requiring no wires or electricity as with electric blankets. The design of the blanket allows the user to place their legs, feet, arms and hands into insulated and padded pockets and thus ensure that extremities remain warm. The present invention includes a blanket for warming extremities comprising: an arm warmer; a leg pocket configured for receiving legs; and two foot warmers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Saul Fernandez Juarez
  • Patent number: 8701227
    Abstract: An adjustable bed is provided having a mattress, a mattress support, and an attachment panel for removably attaching the mattress to the mattress support. The attachment panel can be disposed along at least a portion of at least one side of the mattress and extends below a bottom surface of the mattress. The attachment panel is attached to an underside of the mattress support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: William Rohr
  • Patent number: 8695133
    Abstract: An outer enclosure may comprise a first enclosure region defining a first enclosed space and a second enclosure region defining a second enclosed space. The first enclosure region may comprise a first opening edge, and the second enclosure region may comprise a second opening edge. The first and second enclosure regions each have an inner surface. A first inner arm enclosure region may be secured to the inner surface of the first enclosure region and, together with the first enclosure region, defines a first arm passageway having a first arm entry opening. A second inner arm enclosure region may be secured to the inner surface of the second enclosure region and, together with the second enclosure region, defines a second arm passageway having a second arm entry opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Natalie A. Christensen, Aaron L. Christensen
  • Publication number: 20140075672
    Abstract: A mattress sheet, fitted of flat, or a mattress liner/pad includes two and/or three straps at the corners of the sheet. These straps can be affixed to the sheet/liner/pad during the manufacturing process to be an integral part of the sheet. After the sheet is placed on the mattress, the corner straps connect under the mattress by way of a fastening device, such as a hook and loop fastener on the ends of the straps, securing the two or three straps together. These connected straps then hold the corners of the sheet securely in place so they do not ride up or pop up during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Michael Marcik
  • Patent number: 8671486
    Abstract: A blanket assembly for swaddling an infant (e.g., newborn baby) includes a blanket body defining a pocket between an upper layer and a lower layer of the body at one end of the blanket body, the pocket accessible via an opening selectively closeable to seal the pocket. A neck, spine and spinal cord support device of a semi-rigid material is removably insertable in the pocket of the blanket body and secured within the blanket by the pocket so as to maintain the support device in a substantially fixed position within the blanket body. The support device supports the head, neck, spine and spinal cord of a newborn baby or infant when the infant is laid on the blanket body in a supine position and wrapped in the blanket body, so as to inhibit injury to the infant's head, neck, spine and spinal cord while carried by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Paperno
  • Patent number: 8671485
    Abstract: An infant apparatus includes a top panel and a bottom panel having securing means that form an aperture between the top panel and the bottom panel. A longitudinally extending wall connects the top panel and the bottom panel forming at least a first leg holding section and a second leg holding section. The bottom panel further includes a sleeping surface securing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Derek Smallman, Susan Smallman
  • Patent number: 8667631
    Abstract: Infant and preemie swaddling wraps including a kite-shaped body defining head and body supporting portions, a bottom flap and opposing right and left wings configured to be folded around the infants torso, a plurality of hook-and-loop fasteners attached to the body at a plurality of positions for releasably engaging with other positions on the kite-shaped body to maintain the folded configuration, and padding in the head and body portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tailored Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrica V. Coates
  • Patent number: 8650685
    Abstract: A supportive baby blanket is provided. The supportive baby blanket includes a square shaped blanket, a support board, and a sleeve. The blanket is folded at one corner to form a pocket. The support board is made from a firm material that is shaped to fit within the pocket of the blanket. The sleeve is shaped to conformably surround the support board prior to insertion into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Brooke L. Ford
  • Publication number: 20140033430
    Abstract: A swaddle blanket according to one embodiment includes a body having a top end and a bottom end. The blanket includes a pocket disposed at the bottom end and configured to enclose an infant's legs. The swaddle blanket also includes a first side configured to wrap over the infant in a first direction and a second side configured to wrap over the infant and the first side in a second direction. The first side is secured in place over the pocket and the second side is secured in place over the first side. The pocket includes a fastener and is positionable between an open position in which the fastener is open and a closed position in which the fastener is closed, the open position of the pocket permitting insertion of the infant's legs therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Jonathan Daugherty, Deborah Ashworth
  • Publication number: 20140033431
    Abstract: Infant swaddling allows an infant to be comfortably and easily swaddled. The swaddling includes a pouch featuring a lower end that can be opened and closed to allow an infant's soiled diaper to be easily removed and replaced or to take a rectal temperature. The swaddling can include a blanket that comprises a first blanket flap and a second blanket flap and that can be removably attached to the pouch. The swaddle is used by placing one of the blanket flaps over the pouch, and then placing the other blanket flap over the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Hindi R. Zeidman
  • Publication number: 20140020177
    Abstract: An infant garment including a body for covering an infant and neck padding located within the body and extending from the base of the skull of an infant positioned on the body to the top of the shoulder blades of the infant positioned on the body, and from shoulder-to-shoulder of the infant positioned on the body, wherein the neck padding includes a greater degree of padding than the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Fredrica V. Coates
  • Publication number: 20140020176
    Abstract: Infant and preemie swaddling wraps including a kite-shaped body defining head and body supporting portions, a bottom flap and opposing right and left wings configured to be folded around the infants torso, a plurality of hook-and-loop fasteners attached to the body at a plurality of positions for releasably engaging with other positions on the kite-shaped body to maintain the folded configuration, and padding in the head and body portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Tailored Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrica V. Coates
  • Publication number: 20140013509
    Abstract: A multi-purpose blanket having strategically placed grommets, button holes, or the like and that can be used interchangeably as, and converted between, a nursing privacy cover, a stroller or carrier cover, and a baby blanket. Using links, such as the plastic links favored as toys by children, the blanket can be attached via the grommets, button holes, or the like to any child seat, stroller, swing, carrier, etc. A strap can be used as a supporting necklace to support the blanket around a nursing mother's neck, like an apron, creating a breastfeeding privacy cover. The blanket can be used as is as a baby blanket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Laura Gravett
  • Publication number: 20130333113
    Abstract: A swaddling blanket for maintaining a baby in an ergonomic position. One embodiment can include features for positioning the baby's arms in pockets in first and second arm wings and wrapping the arm wings. An embodiment may also include features for positioning the baby's hips in a hip positioning portion and bringing a hip positioning flap into a position to encourage the baby's legs to an ergonomic position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Daruni M. Gotel, Rodney V. Talford, Carol J. Lubick
  • Patent number: 8584278
    Abstract: A sofa sheet set for use with a sofa is disclosed. The sofa sheet set includes a bottom sheet that comprises a generally rectangular top portion and a peripheral side section, the side section having at a lower end thereof an embedded elastic band for capturing a plurality of sofa cushions. The sofa sheet set further includes a generally rectangular top sheet fixed at one of its long sides at a seam to one of the long sides of the bottom sheet. The top sheet is larger in length and width than the top portion of the bottom sheet. A handbag carrier is preferably included for containing and storing the bottom and top sheets in a folded configuration for convenient storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Monica Blake Ross
  • Publication number: 20130302555
    Abstract: A cover adapted to calm and comfort an infant. The cover has two panels layered on top of each other. The first panel is disposed at a substantially central position on a second panel. An outer thinner layer is defined around the periphery of the first panel and is a breathable material thin enough to provide ample ventilation to the wearer of the cover. The cover may include a fastener for attaching the cover to an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan Dunn, Katharine Gray Buford, Andrea Beatriz Montes, Adlin Aslan
  • Patent number: 8572782
    Abstract: A infant positioning kit assembly for positioning an infant in a supine position while in a crib includes a mattress cover that has a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends between the top and bottom walls. The bottom wall has a mattress aperture extending therethrough for inserting a mattress into the mattress cover. An elastic band is attached to and is coextensive with a perimeter edge of the aperture and a first mating member is attached to the top wall. An attachment member is configured to be worn by an infant and a second mating member is attached to the attachment member. The second mating member is releasably attachable to the first mating member to retain an infant in a selected position on the mattress cover. The first and second mating members comprise hook and loop couplers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kamyar Amini