Sheet Patents (Class 5/495)
  • Patent number: 9021631
    Abstract: Systems relating to a safe and easily removable and reusable waterproof pad with accompanying bottom layer that attaches to a crib mattress. The detachable waterproof pad of the present invention seeks to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by providing a tightly fitted pad to comply with current SIDS recommendations. The pad can be changed, cleaned, and replaced frequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Louise Miner
  • Patent number: 8984683
    Abstract: A bed top covering, includes a top portion; a second portion; and a bottom portion. The second portion includes a back-folded, electrically heated, foot canopy therein configured to allow the feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and providing room and maneuverability and warmth for the feet of the user. The third portion is tucked under the mattress for snugness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Harold P. Mintz
  • Publication number: 20150047124
    Abstract: A bed sheet placed on a mattress for bedding includes a region of fabric defining a compartment for surrounding a user's feet at one end of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Tate
  • 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: 20150013070
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for covering a mattress. A first layer may include a bed sheet. A second layer includes an absorbent pad disposed adjacent to the bed sheet. A third layer may include a blanket disposed adjacent to the absorbent pad and coupled to the bed sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Heather Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150007388
    Abstract: A bedding product having a colored hem and methods of making the same are disclosed. The bedding product can have a plain body attached to a colored hem which is made color fast so as to inhibit fading of the colored hem and/or prevent bleeding, crocking, and/or running of color from the colored hem onto the plain body during the useful life of the bedding product. The colored hem can be made color fast by a method including selecting a fabric, selecting dyes based on the fabric, preparing the fabric such as by mercerizing, applying the dyes, and treating the dyed fabric to remove unfixed dyes contained in the fabric to improve subsequent colorfastness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Phillip Harrison
  • Publication number: 20140352062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a household linen for a double bed with two elongated panels (2.3) that: are linked in at least one region, called the foot, (Rp) intended to be located at the foot end of the bed, are free relative to each other on the major portion of their length up to a head edge (Bt) located opposite the foot region (Rp) and partly overlap at a central longitudinal region (Rm) of the linen, so that the width (Il) of the linen is less than the sum of the width (I p) of the two panels (2,3), the middle region extending between the foot region (Rp) and the head edges (Bt), characterized in that each overlapping region (Rc) of each panel (2,3) is separated from the foot region by a cut-out (15) substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis of the household linen (M).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Solange Messina
  • 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: 8898835
    Abstract: A fitted blanket fits over a mattress and secures underneath to prevent the blanket from moving off the user while sleeping in bed. The blanket can include an elastic material on at least the underside corner edges thereof. Children and adults alike can stay warm at night as their blankets cannot fall away or off of them while sleeping. The fitted blanket may further include an opening and closing mechanism to allow for easy entry and exit, rather than having to untuck the blanket, as is the case with conventional blankets. The opening and closing mechanism may also provide an easy way to make the bed. The fitted nature of the blanket prevents blanket slippage or movement. The blanket may further include a cut-out region for pillow placement. The blanket can also include glow-in-the-dark elements or illuminated elements to light up the blanket at night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Amer Habib Khan
  • Patent number: 8893340
    Abstract: A mattress cover is disclosed for redirecting shear on a patient's skin away from the areas of the body relatively more likely to develop decubitus ulcers. The mattress cover includes an upper portion designed to cover the topside of a mattress, and at least one shear transfer zone attached to an underside of the upper portion of the mattress cover. The shear transfer zone(s) may be made of a low shear material so as to create a low friction interface between the mattress and the mattress cover to reduce shear forces exerted by the mattress. Additionally, the shear transfer zone(s) may be arranged such that a large portion of the shear forces exerted by the mattress can be redirected to areas of the body that are relatively less likely to develop decubitus ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Span-America Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. O'Reagan, Richard W. Raburn
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140259275
    Abstract: A first item of sleepwear or bedding is to be used as part of a sleep system and a second item of sleepwear or bedding is to be used with the first item as part of the sleep system. At least one of the first item and second item comprises a performance fabric. The first item dissipates moisture and heat from a body of a user from an inside of the first item to an outside of the first item. The second item dissipates moisture and heat that has been dissipated by the first item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHEEX, INC.
    Inventors: Susan Walvius, Michelle Marciniak
  • Publication number: 20140259389
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Dale Foster, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, Antonio J. Belton
  • Patent number: 8813276
    Abstract: Systems and methods for turning a bedridden patient are described. A turn sheet system for turning a patient in a bed includes a bottom sheet having a first length and a first width configured and dimensioned to overlie the bed. A top sheet having a second length and a second width is fixed to the bottom sheet along a location extending intermediate of the second width and along a majority of the second length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Laura W. Lee, Alexander V. Stronko, Taylor R. Blake, Tina Ansari, Jemshaid Shams
  • Patent number: 8806678
    Abstract: An encasement for a bedding item includes a cover comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, and a side wall attaching the top portion to the bottom portion, an opening in the side wall sized to permit a bedding item to be removably inserted into an interior of the encasement, a zipper disposed in the opening of the side wall configured to reversibly seal the encasement, the zipper comprising an open end, a closed end, a zipper pull, and opposing complementary zipper tracks, and a zipper end stop disposed at the closed end of the zipper, the zipper end stop comprising an interior support panel attached to the top portion and the bottom portion of the cover beneath the zipper, a first securement means affixed to the interior support panel adjacent the zipper tracks, and a plurality securement members associated with the opposing complementary zipper tracks. Closing the zipper forms a beg bug impervious seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: SkyBlue Textiles LLC
    Inventor: Petra J. Michael
  • Patent number: 8776287
    Abstract: A bottom bed sheet for a mattress is provided wherein the sheet has cell phone pockets formed therein. The bottom bed sheet may be positioned with respect to the mattress whereby a cell phone pocket is positioned at the upper right side of the sheet or positioned at the upper left side of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Elise M. Jarrett
  • 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: 8739332
    Abstract: A footboard includes a main body and first and second shelves coupled to the main body. The first shelf is pivotable relative to the main body about a substantially horizontal first axis through a first angle of about 270° between a first storage position and a first use position. The second shelf is pivotable relative to the main body about a substantially horizontal second axis through a second angle of about 90° between a second storage position and a second use position. The main body of the footboard has a recess in which the first and second shelves are situated when the respective storage positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen E. Hutchison
  • 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: 8656535
    Abstract: A rapid bed making system and method includes a first sheet for securing to a mattress and a “T” shaped second sheet. Cooperating releasable fasteners are affixed to the top surface of the first sheet and to the bottom surface of a first panel of the second sheet. After the first panel of the second sheet is aligned and pressed together with the top surface of the first sheet, a second confluent panel of the second sheet sized to be the same length as the first panel, and with left and right side mattress overlay extensions, is brought up and over the first panel. The first sheet remains in place. The “T” shaped sheet is removed for washing and subsequent reinstallation. Sheet changing of bunk beds and beds with limited access to one or more sides is simplified especially for the elderly and/or disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Kathryn M. Adorney
  • Patent number: 8635724
    Abstract: A sheet connecting apparatus having a top and a bottom sheet. The bottom sheet has one or more buttons near at least one end of the bottom sheet. The top sheet has one or more button holes near at least one end of the top sheet. The buttons and the button holes are each positioned on the respective bottom sheet and top sheet for aligning the top sheet on the bottom sheet and for connecting the top sheet to the bottom sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Genevieve A. Moorhouse
  • Publication number: 20140013510
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved bedding system that provides a connection means between a fitted bottom sheet and a flat sheet, whereby neatly making the bed is facilitated with minimal effort. The flat sheet comprises three pleated corner lines that improve properly aligning the flat sheet with the bed, where the vertical portions of the flat sheet fall naturally to the sides of the bed as the flat sheet top region is placed over the mattress upper surface. Along the head region of the flat sheet, a pair of slits along the lateral sides of the sheet allows the upper portion of the flat sheet to be pulled away from the bed pillows while its side panel regions are still connected to the bed. Finally, an embodiment of the connector elements includes a line of sewn connection between the bottom fitted sheet and the top sheet up to the lateral slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Lee Mcaleney
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8615826
    Abstract: An encasement for a bedding item includes a cover comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, and a side wall attaching the top portion to the bottom portion, an opening in the encasement is sized to permit an item to be removably placed therein. A zipper disposed in the opening is configured to reversibly seal the encasement. The zipper includes an open end, a closed end, a zipper pull, and opposing complementary zipper tracks, and a zipper end stop disposed at the closed end of the zipper. The zipper end stop includes an interior support panel, a first securement member affixed to the interior support panel, and a second securement member associated with the opposing complementary zipper tracks. Closing the zipper forms a beg bug impervious seal. The encasement may further include a removable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: SkyBlue Textiles LLC
    Inventor: Petra J. Michael
  • Patent number: 8601621
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a semi-fitted blanket and methods thereof. In exemplary embodiments, a semi-fitted blanket is provided that may comprise a fitted portion, defined by a distal end and a first and second side edge of the blanket, comprising a securing means incorporated along an outer edge of the blanket, along a perimeter of the fitted portion, and a remainder of the fitted portion, being free of seams and stitching for purposes of fitting to the contour of a mattress; and a non-fitted portion, defined by an end of the blanket opposing the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Effortless Bedding LLC
    Inventors: Rita Aprile, Caterina Angelicola
  • Patent number: 8566982
    Abstract: Bedding material including a first fabric section manufactured from performance fabric and having a first and second side; and, a second fabric section attached to the first side of the first fabric section. Additionally, a third fabric section can be attached to the second side of the first fabric section. The first fabric section can be attached to the second fabric section through a flatlock stitch. The first fabric section can include a first zone and a second zone wherein the first zone contains different performance properties from the second zone and the first zone can have thermal or moisture wicking properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: SHEEX, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Katherine Walvius, Michelle Marie Marciniak
  • Publication number: 20130276231
    Abstract: An article of fabric manufacture adaptable as a bedding article to accommodate and cover more than one person sharing a bed while providing a freedom to each of the persons to individually wrap into a respectively corresponding portion of the article. In one embodiment, the article includes a foldable sheet having a perimeter defining a concave polygon with an interior angle of about 360 degrees. In another embodiment, first and second sheets are appropriately affixed to each other at the corresponding corners to define such polygon and, optionally, to define a portion of one of the first sheet that folds over the second sheet, preferably along the substantial portion of or substantially along the whole length of the second sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Janell L. Bowyer, Mary C. Riddell, Lawrence Fealy
  • Publication number: 20130263386
    Abstract: A cushioning device containing a machine-washable polyurethane viscoelastic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Steven James ROMERO, Terrence Richard O'CONNOR
  • Publication number: 20130260076
    Abstract: A separable fabric article includes first and second fabric portions each having at least one free edge. The separable fabric article includes a plurality of first magnetic fasteners spaced apart along the first portion free edge. Similarly, a plurality of second magnetic fasteners is spaced apart along the second portion free edge. The first and second fabric portions are movable between a connected configuration in which the plurality of first magnetic fasteners are coupled to the plurality of second magnetic fasteners and a released configuration in which the plurality of first magnetic fasteners are separated from the plurality of second magnetic fasteners. The free edges of the first and second portions are adjacent one another at the connected configuration and displaced from one another at the released configuration. Respective magnetic fasteners of said first and second fabric portions are configured to be in alignment at said connected configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Kayvan Hejazifar
  • Patent number: 8490229
    Abstract: A bed top covering includes a top portion; and a bottom portion. The bottom portion includes a gusseted foot canopy therein configured to allow feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and providing room and maneuverability for the feet of the user. A foot canopy for a bed, includes top and side portions. The top and side portions form a gusseted foot canopy. The side portions are configured to be removable and attachable to a mattress of a bed. The gusseted foot canopy is configured to allow feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and provides room and maneuverability for the feet of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Harold P. Mintz
  • Publication number: 20130183495
    Abstract: The disclosure features a fabric comprising polymer fibers and an antimicrobial system. The antimicrobial system comprises a sequestering agent and an agent binding the sequestering agent on surfaces of at least some of the polymer fibers. In some implementations, at least some of the sequestering agent remains on polymer fiber-surfaces after 50 cycles of laundering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: MMI-IPCO, LLC
    Inventor: MMI-IPCO, LLC
  • Patent number: 8438682
    Abstract: A mattress cover is disclosed for redirecting shear on a patient's skin away from the areas of the body relatively more likely to develop decubitus ulcers. The mattress cover includes an upper portion designed to cover the topside of a mattress, and at least one shear transfer zone attached to an underside of the upper portion of the mattress cover. The shear transfer zone(s) may be made of a low shear material so as to create a low friction interface between the mattress and the mattress cover to reduce shear forces exerted by the mattress. Additionally, the shear transfer zone(s) may be arranged such that a large portion of the shear forces exerted by the mattress can be redirected to areas of the body that are relatively less likely to develop decubitus ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Span-America Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. O'Reagan, Richard W. Raburn
  • Publication number: 20130115841
    Abstract: A fabric material including a plurality of strands of a warp yarn positioned in a warp direction, a plurality of strands of a first filling yarn positioned in a filling direction, each being impregnated by silver ions, and a plurality of strands of a second filling yarn positioned in the filling direction, each being impregnated by copper ions. The strands of said warp yarn are woven with those of the first and second filling yarns to form a face side and a back side, and the strands of the first and second filling yarns are woven alternately relative to one another with the strands of said warp yarn in said filling direction. The fabric material may be a satin, plain or twill pattern, and can be used as a bed sheet having a low coefficient of friction, wickability, absorbency, and “cool to the touch” properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: David E. Ronner, Paul Lytle
  • Publication number: 20130101781
    Abstract: A woven or knitted fabric with improved properties is formed of core spun yarns each including a (i) core yarn of polyester filaments, mechanical stretch polyester filaments, fire retardant polyester filaments, spandex filaments, high strength polyester filaments, nylon filaments, mechanical stretch nylon filaments, kevlar filaments, polypropylene filaments or a combination thereof; and (ii) a wrapper of cotton staple fibers, polyester staple fibers, rayon staple fibers, modal staple fibers, fire retardant staple fibers or a blend thereof. The fabric may be produced by ring spun, open-end or vortex. The fabric may be produced by different weaving and knitting methods. Regular yarns are mixed in the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: BESTKEY TEXTILES LIMITED
    Inventor: Bestkey Textiles Limited
  • Patent number: 8402580
    Abstract: Bedding material including a first fabric section manufactured from performance fabric and having a first and second side; and, a second fabric section attached to the first side of the first fabric section. Additionally, a third fabric section can be attached to the second side of the first fabric section. The first fabric section can be attached to the second fabric section through a flatlock stitch. The first fabric section can include a first zone and a second zone wherein the first zone contains different performance properties from the second zone and the first zone can have thermal or moisture wicking properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: SHEEX, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Walvius, Michelle Marciniak
  • Patent number: 8387181
    Abstract: A sheet system having a sheet with a top and bottom surface, a first, second, third and fourth side, the second side being opposite the first side, the sides are adapted to hug sides of a mattress, an elastic band lines a portion of bottom edges of each side, a first handle on the top surface of the sheet near the first side and near the third side, a second handle on the top surface of the sheet near the first side and about halfway between the third side and fourth side, a third handle on the top surface of the sheet near the second side and near the third side, and a fourth handle on the top surface of the sheet near the second side and about halfway between the third side and fourth side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Susan A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20130025053
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a cover sheet with a number of layers. In certain embodiments, a top layer and a bottom layer are bonded to a middle spacer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Kz Hong
  • Patent number: 8359687
    Abstract: An adjustable incubator/crib infant positioning blanket for holding a premature baby securely in an incubator. The blanket includes a pouch to securely hold the baby with its head in an upright position on an inclined plane such as a raised mattress and the blanket is secured to the mattress by a strap. The pouch securely prevents the baby from rolling or sliding toward the bottom of the inclined mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Ellen T. Marlowe
  • Publication number: 20130012090
    Abstract: A fabric comprises a woven fabric having continuous filament warp yarns and continuous filament filling yarns, wherein the warp yarns are about 30 denier to 100 denier, and the filling yarns are about 30 denier to 100 denier, wherein the warp yarns and filling yarns are woven together in a plain weave to provide a pill resistant fabric having identical surfaces on both sides thereof, and wherein each surface has a coefficient of friction that does not exceed 0.35 under both dry and wet surface conditions. The fabric has a wicking rate of between about 1.00 and 1.75 inches per minute, and has a percent dryness after 45 minutes of 90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: W. Allen Leonard, Neil Blanton, Terry G. Montgomery, Kavita Mathur
  • Patent number: 8336137
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a bedsheet comprising a non-fitted portion and a fitted portion for securing the bedsheet onto one end of a mattress, and a method for manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, a semi-fitted bedsheet comprises a seamless fitted portion, a non-fitted portion, and a securing means incorporated along an edge of the fitted portion. In another embodiment, a semi-fitted bedsheet further comprises a position indicator for identifying a proper positioning of the bedsheet on a mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Effortless Bedding LLC
    Inventors: Rita Aprile, Caterina Angelicola
  • Patent number: 8302224
    Abstract: A bed covering made of a substantially rectangular fabric having a head end, a foot end and an unfolded width. A first series of fastening elements, proximate to the foot end, is arrayed on one side of a center line of the bed covering. A second series of fastening elements, proximate to the foot end and complementary to the first series, is arrayed on an opposing side of the center line. The first and second series of fastening devices allow the bed covering to be placed in a fastened configuration where the width of the foot end of the bed covering is less than the width of the head end of the bed covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: David Max Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20120246797
    Abstract: Bioburden reducing fabrics include a woven fabric having warp yarns and filling yarns woven together in a plain weave to provide a pill resistant fabric having identical surfaces on both sides thereof. A surface of the fabric, when exposed to a pathogenic environment for twenty hours, allows no more than a total average of about twenty-two CFUs of pathogens per square centimeter to be formed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Terry G. Montgomery, W. Allen Leonard, Neil Blanton, Kavita Mathur
  • Publication number: 20120227185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fabric arrangement and pillow designed to prevent skin lines and wrinkle formation while improving sleep using combinations of fabrics, cooling technologies and scents. The present invention is designed with a specific fabric and materials combination that create a surface in which the shear stresses causing skin lines and wrinkles are eliminated. Multiple layers make up the fabric arrangement include a top layer comprising a stretchable material and a second layer comprising a low friction material relative to the first layer. Supporting the first two layer is a support layer such as foam. Lower layers may comprise a cooling material, an antimicrobial or anti-allergenic material and a scent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Stan Batiste, Maryann Batiste, Steven Achstein
  • Patent number: 8256046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sanitary product in the form of a disposable sheet or the like, consisting of a web-shaped material comprising a top comfort layer and a bottom barrier layer that are joined together by gluing or embossing without any intermediate layer, wherein the barrier layer is a breathable barrier layer, and said comfort layer is formed from a non-woven material, the basis weight of the comfort layer being equal to or greater than the basis weight of the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cellcomb Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Goran Eriksson
  • Publication number: 20120121843
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of polyphosphonates, copoly(phosphonate ester)s, copoly(phosphonate carbonate)s, and their respective oligomers, as flame retardant additives for polyester fibers to impart fire resistance while maintaining or improving processing characteristics for melt spinning fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: FRX POLYMERS, INC.
    Inventors: Marc-Andre LEBEL, Lawino Kagumba, Pin Go
  • Patent number: 8156585
    Abstract: A bedding design enables a user to fold a portion of the bedding underneath itself to create a pouch. The pouch may provide warmth for a user's feet and lower legs when they are lying in bed. The bedding may include a comforter with optional sheets and/or blankets. The additional sheets and/or blankets may be folded in a similar manner, either separately or together with the comforter. The comforter may be designed with an additional flap attached thereto so that folding the flap to create the pouch does not change the appearance of the bedding on a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan Medici
  • Publication number: 20120060283
    Abstract: A user placement system for a bed is provided that includes a bed sheet and a user indicating indicia carried by the bed sheet. When the bed sheet is located on the bed before being used by the user the user indicating indicia may designate a location of a part of the user when the user sleeps on the bed. An associated method may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Stephanie Campasano
  • Publication number: 20120060282
    Abstract: A bedding design enables a user to fold a portion of the bedding underneath itself to create a pouch. The pouch may provide warmth for a user's feet and lower legs when they are lying in bed. The bedding may include a comforter with optional sheets and/or blankets. The additional sheets and/or blankets may be folded in a similar manner, either separately or together with the comforter. The comforter may be designed with an additional flap attached thereto so that folding the flap to create the pouch does not change the appearance of the bedding on a bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan Medici
  • Patent number: 8127378
    Abstract: A bed top covering includes a top portion; and a bottom portion. The bottom portion includes a gusseted foot canopy therein configured to allow feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and providing room and maneuverability for the feet of the user. A foot canopy for a bed, including top and side portions. The top and side portions form a gusseted foot canopy. The side portions are configured to be removable and attachable to a mattress of a bed. The gusseted foot canopy is configured to allow feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and provides room and maneuverability for the feet of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Harold P. Mintz
  • Publication number: 20120030874
    Abstract: Bedding material including a first fabric section manufactured from performance fabric and having a first and second side; and, a second fabric section attached to the first side of the first fabric section. Additionally, a third fabric section can be attached to the second side of the first fabric section. The first fabric section can be attached to the second fabric section through a flatlock stitch. The first fabric section can include a first zone and a second zone wherein the first zone contains different performance properties from the second zone and the first zone can have thermal or moisture wicking properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Susan Walvius, Michelle Marciniak