Having Manipulable Fastening Means Patents (Class 5/496)
  • Patent number: 9907419
    Abstract: This invention is a fitted bed sheet that converts to a completely flat bed sheet by releasing the elastic and zippers placed on each corner. This allows this bed sheet to be easily folded like a flat sheet and easy to store. This bed sheet is designed to be reversible and convertible—one side creates a more traditional look and the other has a more ornamental design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Yong C. Mun
  • Patent number: 9844276
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, systems and methods for keeping bottom sheets kept in place about mattresses with a cross pattern of elastic bands placed under a mattress having ends with clips. The clips can clamp to outer edges of the bottom sheet, with the elastic bands also able to additionally keep bottom edges of top sheets and/or bottom edges of blankets in place. The clip ends can be selected from at least one of alligator clips, suspender clips, clamps, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Alicia D. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9510698
    Abstract: A bed sheet system for application to a mattress having rounded corners, a nominal mattress width between opposite sides of mattress, a nominal mattress length between opposite ends of the mattress, and a nominal mattress height. The bed sheet system includes a bottom flat fitted sheet and standard dimension top unfitted sheet. The unfitted top sheet may be attached by fastening along the foot-hem to the bottom sheet, or not attached with placement head-mark and size-mark, and corners marks to guide properly centered position with proper amount overhang on the sides and ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Zhanna Krotova
  • Patent number: 9149402
    Abstract: A cover 10 for keeping an air assisted patient transfer mattress sanitary is disclosed. The cover includes generally a top panel 12 connected to a bottom panel 14. The cover 10 includes at least one opening 24 to allow a mattress, such as an air assisted patient transfer mattress to be inserted and removed. The bottom panel 14 includes air passing means to pass air through from an air assisted patient transfer mattress onto a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alberto Gil Gomez, Michelle R. Wilson, Matthew S. Heinrich, Shelly Brackett
  • Patent number: 9149136
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a bed covering. In some embodiments, a bed covering according to the present disclosure can include a fitted base configured to at least partially enclose a mattress, a comforter portion including an end connected to the fitted base and sides removably connectable to sides of the fitted base, and extendable side flaps connected to the sides of the comforter portion. Additional and alternative embodiments of the bed covering are disclosed herein and/or will be evident from the principles described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Elizabeth Mikesell
  • Patent number: 9109309
    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 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SHEEX, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Walvius, Michelle Marciniak
  • Patent number: 9049941
    Abstract: A mattress retention system for adjustable beds employs a tension web attached to a top surface of an element of an articulating support structure. The tension web is inset from a longitudinal edge and lateral edges of the articulating support structure element and incorporates a first fastener moiety on an extending edge. A mating element is attached to the bottom surface of a mattress adjacent an edge to be restrained. The mating element incorporates a second fastener moiety for operable connection to the first fastener moiety and includes a web section having a first edge attached to the bottom surface of the mattress and a second edge carrying the second fastener moiety for flexibility in attaching the fastener moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Ergomotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Clenet, Joseph Ermalovich
  • 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: 9027750
    Abstract: A phone support device holds and supports a phone on or adjacent to a bed. The device includes a tray having a panel and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from a perimeter edge of the panel defining a receptacle such that the tray is configured for receiving a phone in the tray. A knob is coupled to and extends from a bottom surface of the panel. A clip having a pair of spaced arms selectively engageable to the knob wherein the clip is secures the tray to a sheet by positioning the sheet between the knob and the clip when the clip is engaged to the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Ehrlich
  • Publication number: 20150096123
    Abstract: A multi-purpose adjustable retaining device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a cord having two ends is provided that is composed of an elastomeric material configured to deform elastically upon elongation. Each of ends of the cord are threaded through a cord stop, which permits the length of each end to be adjusted, with any spare cord forming a loop extending from a side of the cord stop opposite the two ends. Suspension clips are respectively slidably connected to each end of the cord in order to grip a material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Jamie D. Whaley
  • 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: 20150026887
    Abstract: A foldable fitted sheet is provided. The fitted sheet may be a substantially rectangular woven fabric with four corner portions. The corner portions may each include cut out portions forming a pair of inner edges and a pair of outer edges. The inner edges may be releasably attachable to one another. Therefore, the sheet may be placed on top of mattress and the inner edges may be connected to secure to the mattress. When the inner edges are detached, the sheet may lay flat and may be easily folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Clara Taylor
  • Patent number: 8938824
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide covers for bed components, such as mattresses and/or box-springs, which limit bed bug access to the bed component. According to one embodiment, a cover for a bed component may include an opening that provides access to an interior of the cover and through which a bed component (e.g., a mattress or box-spring) may be inserted, a zipper coupled along the opening, a zipper mechanism slidable along the zipper to couple opposing teeth of the zipper to allow the opening to be zipped closed to enclose the bed component within the cover, a first flap foldable and securable over a distal end of the zipper, a second flap foldable and securable over the first flap, and a barrier material disposed between the second flap and the zipper for applying pressure to the zipper to minimize a gap between the zipper and the first flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Denver Mattress Co., LLC
    Inventors: Bob Rensink, Jonny Amendola
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8904581
    Abstract: An expandable mattress cover comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet and a side wall joining the top sheet and the bottom sheet. A plurality of edges of the side wall is stitched to the top sheet and the bottom sheet to form a compartment. An expandable means having a hook is attached to the side wall. An opening is provided on the side wall for inserting a mattress into the compartment. The expandable means may be adjusted to fit mattresses of different thicknesses inside the expandable mattress cover. A fastening means with a hook is adjusted to open the opening before inserting a mattress into the compartment. The mattress is secured in position by adjusting the fastening means to a closed position. The hook is used to clip the expandable means and the fastening means onto the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Farhad Rabbany, Faramarz Yadegari
  • Patent number: 8887336
    Abstract: The present inventors disclose a bed comprising a bed insert and a base. An insert comprises one or more openable loops which can receive medical tubing or other types of medical lines. In some configurations, the one or more openable loops can be reversibly attached to the insert. An insert can be attached to the base by a reversible attachment such as Velcro. A patient, along with an insert, can be lifted from the base. A patient who has medical lines which extend through the loops can be lifted with the insert from the base without disrupting connections between the medical lines and the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joan Pezzani, Martin Pezzani
  • 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: 8875326
    Abstract: A sheet that includes an upper portion, a lower portion, four side portions and at least one strap is disclosed. The four side portions correspond to a first pair of sides and a second pair of sides. The first pair of sides corresponds to a top side and a bottom side opposite of each other. The second pair of sides corresponds to a left side and a right side opposite of each other. The upper portion is opposite the lower portion. The lower portion has an opening. At least one strap is attached to a point in the lower portion and an opposite point in the lower portion and extends across the opening in lower portion. At least one strap has a single indicator. The indicator indicates the position and/or size of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Lisa Bernath, Grunberger Margalit
  • Patent number: 8856984
    Abstract: A fitted sheet and integrated holding apparatus includes a fabric sheet having a top panel, a pair of opposed side panels, and a pair of opposed end panels extending therebetween. The fabric may be fitted to the mattress and configured to fold flat when removed therefrom. Connection of respective side panels and respective end panels form four corner sections each having a corner edge. Each corner section includes a cord channel situated along a respective corner edge and defining opposed open ends and an interior space extending between the open ends. The holding apparatus includes an elastic cord having a flexible configuration and opposed cord ends, the cord extending through the interior space of the cord channel and respective cord ends extending outwardly through respective open ends. A pair of cord fasteners is attached to respective cord ends and, when coupled together, tightens a respective corner section to the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Jacqueline Donham
  • Publication number: 20140283301
    Abstract: A multi-purpose adjustable retaining device is disclosed. In one embodiment, a cord having two ends is provided that is composed of an elastomeric material configured to deform elastically upon elongation. Each of ends of the cord are threaded through a cord stop, which permits the length of each end to be adjusted, with any spare cord forming a loop extending from a side of the cord stop opposite the two ends. Suspension clips are respectively slidably connected to each end of the cord in order to grip a material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jamie D. Whaley
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140150181
    Abstract: A mattress cover includes a securing belt about its skirt to aid in engaging and fixing the skirt to a mattress, thereby minimizing the tendency of a skirt to migrate upward on the mattress during use. The belt may be attached to the skirt by means of a sleeve extending the length of the skirt, lacing, belt loop structures, an integrated channel, Velcro® or similar devices. The belt may be adjusted by means of a buckle, a knot or other similar devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Symone Tulloch
  • Publication number: 20140130255
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dual-use blanket for covering an infant car seat carrier, and for use as a conventional infant blanket. The device comprises a blanket having a built-in aperture that extends over the handle on an infant carrier, a flap being attached to the blanket on a first side, and removably attached on a second side by a fastener, and a drawstring for attaching the blanket to the infant carrier. When the carrier handle is extended, the blanket can be placed thereover, allowing the handle to extend through the aperture. This provides a cover for the carrier that prevents the infant or child contained therein from being exposed to the elements. The blanket can be removed from the carrier and used as a conventional blanket. In this configuration, the flap is closed with the fastener, which prevents exposure to the elements through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Felix Montano, Jr., Lorely Janneth Montano
  • Patent number: 8719977
    Abstract: An expandable mattress cover comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet and a sidewall joining the top sheet and the bottom sheet. A plurality of edges of the sidewall is stitched to the top sheet and the bottom sheet to form a compartment. An expandable means having a hook is attached to the sidewall. An opening is provided on the sidewall for inserting a mattress into the compartment. The expandable means may be adjusted to fit mattresses of different thicknesses inside the expandable mattress cover. A fastening means with a hook is adjusted to open the opening before inserting a mattress into the compartment. The mattress is secured in position by adjusting the fastening means to a closed position. The hook is used to clip the expandable means and the fastening means onto the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Farhad Rabbany, Faramarz Yadegari
  • Publication number: 20140115781
    Abstract: A bed covering system includes a top cover having a top surface, a bottom surface, right, left, top and bottom edges, and at least one fold on at least part of the bottom surface; a bottom cover having a top surface, a bottom surface, right, left, top and bottom edges, and at least one fold on at least part of the top surface; and a concealed fastening means having a first fastener part and a second fastener part, wherein the first and second fastener parts are attached to and enclosed in the at least one fold of the top and bottom covers, respectively. The top and bottom covers are detachably connected by the first and second fastener parts. A bed covering system also includes a plurality of covers and a plurality of fastening means. Teaching methods using the bed covering systems are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Monica John
  • 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: 8707482
    Abstract: A fitted covering for a mattress includes a body, a peripheral elastic band, and an anchor band. The body includes an upper panel and a side skirt extending outwardly away from the upper panel. The upper panel and the side skirt are coupled to one another along a seam extending substantially entirely around an outer periphery of the upper panel. The upper panel defines at least one corner. The peripheral elastic band is coupled with and extends around the side skirt opposite the upper panel. The anchor band is elongated and defines a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The first end and the second end are positioned on opposite sides of the at least one corner such that the anchor band extends diagonally across the at least one corner, and each of the first end and the second end is secured within the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura Elena Ramthun
  • Patent number: 8689375
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein generally relate to a system and method for joining a detachable fabric sheet to a cover through the use of one or more corresponding fastening or temporary joining mechanisms located on the cover and fabric sheet. In an embodiment, the cover includes one or more mechanisms to align and/or secure a filling material to the cover, as well as one or more fastening or temporary joining mechanisms for attaching the detachable fabric sheet to the cover. Methods and systems are provided for detachably joining the fabric sheet to the cover, for creating a multi-layer unit of a cover and detachable sheets, as well as for aligning and securing the filler to the cover. A method is also provided for manufacturing the integrated bedding cover system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Emily Stinchcomb
  • Patent number: 8683627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cover for a mattress and bed deck. More particularly, the present invention relates to a mattress and bed deck cover for an adjustable bed that reduces the exposure of the mattress and bed deck to unsanitary conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Trinity Guardion, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce M. Rippe, Catherine Marie Wagner, Douglas E. Borgman, Bernard F. Voegele, David John Ulrich
  • Patent number: 8671478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cover for a mattress and bed deck. More particularly, the present invention relates to a mattress and bed deck cover for an adjustable bed that reduces the exposure of the mattress and bed deck to unsanitary conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Trinity Guardion, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce M. Rippe, Catherine Marie Wagner, Douglas E. Borgman, Bernard F. Voegele, David John Ulrich
  • 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: 8640282
    Abstract: A fitted bed sheet capable of fitting mattresses of multiple lengths is disclosed. The fitted bed sheet has a first section constructed primarily of non-stretch material and a second section sewn to the foot of the first section that is constructed primarily of non-elastic stretch material. The second section stretches to accommodate mattresses of longer lengths thereby eliminating the need to maintain multiple fitted bed sheets. The present invention increases user comfort, can be processed in commercial laundries, reduces the labor of making the bed, is easier to fold, and has a longer useful life than fitted sheets constructed with elastic stretch material. The fitted bed sheet can be washed, ironed, and folded automatically. The present invention may be used in institutional or private settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Sara Barbara Maguire, Walter Richard Maguire
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140007347
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to bedding, and more particularly to beddings that combines a fitted sheet and top sheet into a single unit and employs a set of straps to secure the same in place on a mattress in order to minimize sheet movement during sleep to maximize sleep comfort and ease the bed-making process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Beverley A. Olson, Grant A. Olson, Marlene A. Weatherby
  • Patent number: 8607383
    Abstract: A drawstring secured fitted sheet where the corners are fashioned to avoid binding the string. It has a hem that holds the drawstring that is fabricated separately to allow that the edges of the sheet can be curved. The hem is terminated short of closing to allow a gap for the drawstring to exit. A stiffener is added at the gap to hold it open. There can be a block or pulley added to aid in tightening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Robert A. Briganti
  • Patent number: 8561235
    Abstract: An adjustable mattress that incorporates a movement mechanism and support member inside of the foam mattress includes a fabric covering with a fastener member. The fastener member is used to keep a fitted sheet in place over the adjustable mattress when the mattress is adjusted to an inclined configuration. The fastener member is attached to the fabric covering near the lower edge of the adjustable mattress and is adapted to fasten to a corresponding fastener on the fitted sheet. The fastener member can be a toggle that fits through a loop on the fitted sheet. The fitted sheet also has an elastic band that draws the fitted sheet taut around the adjustable mattress. The lower portion of the fabric covering is made of stretchable fabric that stretches between the lower edge of the adjustable mattress and a balancing bar that supports the adjustable mattress when the adjustable mattress is inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventors: Suk Kan Oh, Youn Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 8516632
    Abstract: The comfort quilt and a pillowcase combination has features that permit easy and efficient cleaning thereof. The quilt incorporates a housing or cover member that encapsulates an insert therein. The insert includes plastic sheathing that is stuffed with a soft insulating material. When the quilt is soiled, the insert is easily removed from the cover member so that the cover member can be cleaned (wash and dried). An electronic device (battery operated) is attached to the insert for emitting spiritual music or prayers for comfort. The pillowcase includes a facing member attached thereto. The facing member can be easily removed from the pillowcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Beverly L Ogundare
  • Publication number: 20130198955
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable sheet with an absorbent pad comprising multiple layers. In particular, the absorbent pad of the present invention maintains skin dryness by absorbing moisture while preventing leakage to the skin or the bed linens, allowing air circulation at the surface of the patient's skin to prevent heat buildup, and is strong enough to allow the patient to be repositioned, even when the pad is wet. In a particular embodiment the first layer is comprised of a fluid-permeable, porous material, the second layer is disposed under the first layer and is comprised of at least one super absorbent material, and a base layer disposed under the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lishnevsky, Benjamin Duck, Daniel B. Love
  • Patent number: 8495773
    Abstract: A bed sheet to cover a mattress may include a top sheet to cooperate with the substantially the top surface of the mattress, and a connector sheet to cooperate with the top sheet to stabilize the top sheet with respect to the mattress. The connector sheet and the top sheet may define an aperture to cooperation with a bottom corner of the mattress. The aperture may be substantially a rectangle, and the connector sheet may be substantially T-shaped. The connector sheet may be an inverted T-shaped sheet, and the connector sheet may include a base portion to connect the bottom edge of the top sheet. The connector sheet may include a top portion to connect to a side edge of the top sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Liversage, Monica Ditzler
  • Publication number: 20130180050
    Abstract: A method and system for releasably attaching a bedding cover to a bed sheet using fasteners such that the bedding cover and bed sheet do not separate. One or more fasteners may be used to fasten the bedding cover to the bed sheet and the fasteners may be placed in various locations where the bedding cover and bed sheet overlap. The fasteners may include magnets, VELCRO®, buttons, and the like. The bedding cover may be a comforter, blanket, quilt or some other material. In one embodiment, a magnet or a set of magnets may be placed over the bedding cover or over a bed sheet folded over the bedding cover, and another magnet or set of magnets may be placed under the bed sheet in the same area as the first magnet or set of magnets to fasten the bed sheet to the bed cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: DENIS PAVLLO KOCI
  • Patent number: 8453280
    Abstract: A quilt-style sleeping bag including clip, buckles, snaps, hook and loop material, buttons or any other suitable attachment means secured with the bag proximate the left and right longitudinal edges of the bag that are adapted to cooperatively couple with a cord, strap, string, rope or cable (hereafter collectively referred to as “cords”) that extends widthwise across a sleeping pad is described. The clips in conjunction with the complimentary cords permit a user to secure the left and right edges of the bag to the top side of the sleeping pad and furthermore, hold the edges of the bag against the top side of the sleeping pad. Accordingly, the ability of the edges to lift up and permit cold air to enter the interior volume of the bag and the pad combination is minimized, despite normal movements of a user during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Aaron Martray
  • Patent number: 8429777
    Abstract: An improved encasement for a mattress which thwarts the escapement of bed bugs from a mattress through the encasement and which thwarts the encroachment of beg bugs through the encasement into the mattress. An elongated opening is provided in the encasement which is selectively closed by a zipper associated therewith. The encasement includes a flap secured to the lower side wall portion of a side of the encasement which is positioned inwardly of the zipper for retarding or preventing the escapement of bed bugs through the zipper. Hook and loop fasteners are also provided at the end location for further preventing the escapement of bed bugs from the mattress through the encasement and preventing the encroachment of beg bugs into the mattress through the encasement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: GBS Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Svoboda
  • Publication number: 20120324646
    Abstract: A drawstring secured fitted sheet where the corners are fashioned to avoid binding the string. It has a hem that holds the drawstring that is fabricated separately to allow that the edges of the sheet can be curved. The hem is terminated short of closing to allow a gap for the drawstring to exit. A stiffener is added at the gap to hold it open. There can be a block or pulley added to aid in tightening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Robert A. Briganti
  • Patent number: 8332976
    Abstract: A multiple configured integrated bedding system that is removably secured over the bed mattress by multiple adjustable different length straps or additional bed frame engagement strap and fasteners. The bedding system provides for different cover and top sheet configurations including, but not limited to cover sheets have permanent or removable interchangeable top sheets, padded inserts, waterproof inserts and retaining perimeter cover lip with a variety of interfastener adaptive sheet restraints and fastening elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Lisa Goldwater
  • Publication number: 20120233776
    Abstract: An improved system for retaining a top bed sheet onto a bottom bed sheet is disclosed using a plurality of attachment mechanisms. In one exemplary approach a first attachment device is associated with the top sheet and a second attachment device is associated with a bottom sheet. The attachment devices are complementary in both operation and location such that the first attachment device selectively engages the second attachment mechanism to customize the desired positioning and retention of the top sheet with respect to the bottom sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Arun Agarwall
  • Publication number: 20120124741
    Abstract: A fitted bed sheet attachment and securing system that allows for the coupling of sheet to mattress as disclosed. The bed sheet of the present invention comprises a sheet base with at least one sheet corner harboring a notched edge bordering sheet sides that is configured in a reverse L-shaped fashion. The notched edge is characterized by a hook and latch system where a male closure strip is adhered to one leg of the right angle and a female closure strip is adhered to the opposite leg of the right angle. The sheet also consists of sheet extensions that project away from the sheet base and sides. These sheet extensions also contain male and female hook and latch type closures that are designed to mate with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Okrzesik, Robert Alex Okrzesik
  • Publication number: 20120110737
    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: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Genevieve A. Moorhouse
  • Patent number: 8161584
    Abstract: A bumper system having a fitted crib sheet with a secondary layer which is attached to a top surface of the fitted crib sheet using an attachment means which secures a perimeter of the secondary layer to the fitted crib sheet, a bumper component having a first, second, third and fourth side panel, wherein the bumper component is attached to the top surface of the fitted crib sheet so that when the fitted crib sheet engages a crib mattress, the bumper component extends upwardly with respect to the top surface of the fitted crib sheet, in which a bottom portion of the bumper is constructed from a material having mesh and a top portion of the bumper is constructed from a padded material, and an adjustable strap on the bumper component which has a latch where the adjustable strap is adapted to secure the bumper component to a slat of a crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Javier Del Rio