And Means To Hold Clothes In Position On Bed Patents (Class 5/498)
  • Patent number: 9420896
    Abstract: A replaceable basecover mechanism for securing a basecover on an automated furniture item is provided. In embodiments, the replaceable basecover mechanism includes a basecover border having a plurality of border panels, a center panel coupled to the plurality of border panels, and at least one stretch panel coupled to at least one of the plurality of border panels. The stretch panels include at least one j-shaped upholstery channel coupled to the stretch panel, and the j-shaped upholstery channels are configured to removably couple the basecover border to a deckboard of an adjustable furniture item. Additionally, the deckboard may include a locking channel configured to couple to the j-shaped upholstery channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Donald Gordon Fifer, III, Teri Meyer, Josiah David Prieto, Chad Baker, Steven W. Kelley, William Rohr, Daniel Wade Williams
  • Patent number: 9220351
    Abstract: A mattress cover assembly, for use with a mattress supported upon an adjustable foundation having at least one movable frame portion, includes a cover in which the mattress is at least partially positionable. The cover has a head portion coinciding with a head of the mattress and a foot portion coinciding with a foot of the mattress. The mattress cover assembly also includes a pocket located at one of the head portion and the foot portion of the cover. A first movable frame portion of the adjustable foundation is at least partially receivable in the pocket for securing the one of the head portion and die foot portion of the cover to the first movable frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Dan-Foam ApS
    Inventors: Ida Tulsgaard Jensen, Rikke Lund Jorgensen, Charlotte Dybdahl, Jeanet K. Holkenberg, Tina Bang Nielsen, Dorthe Bang Iversen, Kristina Skjoldemose Asklof, Annette H. Frausig
  • Patent number: 9127916
    Abstract: A blanket protection system that is adaptable for use in a military vehicle. The blanket protection system includes a blanket comprising a carrier, a ballistic insert, stitch lines, and a plurality of buckles. The portion of the stitch lines extend between at least a portion of the plurality of buckles. In addition, the carrier comprises an interior. Moreover, the ballistic insert is disposed in the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Black Mountain Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle L. Greenwood
  • 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: 8973184
    Abstract: A bedding skirt is configured to be rapidly inserted upon a mattress frame. The bedding skirt includes a front panel sufficiently long to hang from the mattress frame to ground. A back panel is attached to the front panel and sufficiently long to hang from the mattress frame to the ground. A plurality of magnets are attached to the back panel and configured to connect the bedding skirt to the mattress frame. The bedding skirt can be rapidly connected to the mattress frame for use and rapidly removed from the mattress frame for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Danielle Elizabeth Edgren
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8950025
    Abstract: A device for securing a pillow or other support to a bed includes a pocket configured to receive a pillow insert, a tail comprising a proximal end and a distal end with the tail connected to the pocket at the proximal end. The device further includes a retention element located near the distal end of the tail. The retention element is further configured to retain the pillow insert relative to the bed by tucking the retention element under the mattress of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mitchell V Kaminski, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150033475
    Abstract: A fitted blanket fits over the 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 to help secure the blanket to the mattress. The fitted blanket includes an opening to allow for easy entry and exit, rather than having to untuck the blanket. The opening may also provide an easy way to make the bed. The opening may simply be designed like a cut in the blanket and may or may not include closing mechanisms. The fitted nature of the blanket prevents blanket slippage or movement. The blanket may further include a cut-out region or an opening along at least a portion of the head end for pillow placement. The blanket can also include glow-in-the-dark elements or illuminated elements to light up the blanket at night.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Amer Habib Khan
  • Publication number: 20150026888
    Abstract: A mattress and sheet combination includes a sheet formed to cover the upper surface of the mattress and extend over portions of the sides and ends of the mattress. A plurality of first fastener members is placed in the sides and ends of the mattress with each of the plurality of first fastener members being a selected distance from the upper surface of the mattress. A plurality of second fastener members is placed in the sheet with the plurality of first fastener members and the plurality of second fastener members being arranged in correspondence so that they may be connected together to fasten the sheet and mattress together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Tarquinio
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140352065
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to a bedding stabilizing device comprising a body that is configured for placement under a mattress and across the width having a first end positionable at one side of a mattress and second end positionable at the opposite side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: John A. Pinto
  • 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: 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: 8869326
    Abstract: A hammock design which provides increased lifting at its mid-length or medial portion through a combination of wide bands of fabric in a lengthwise X-shaped formation with a curved or bent spreader bar. In a preferred use, the spreader bar rises from a lower middle part toward higher raised ends. This hammock allows the user a comfortable positioning with nearly horizontal transverse support at the users shoulders and a nearly level position from head to toe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Rene Lemmens
  • Patent number: 8863330
    Abstract: The present invention may include one or more L-shaped flanges each having a top member and a lateral member. The top member may also comprise a lower adhesive material. Additionally, the lateral member of the L-shaped flange may include a plurality of spaced apart holes whereby a securing device can be punched therethrough in order to secure the one or more L-shaped flanges to one or more edges of the box spring. A bed skirt decking having a top side and an underside is further provided, wherein a corresponding upper adhesive material is provided on the underside of the bed skirt decking. The corresponding upper adhesive material is aligned with the lower adhesive material located on the top member so that when they are secured to one another, the bed skirt is secured to the box spring and oriented to achieve its functional and aesthetic goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hospitality Solutions Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Shirley J. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8832877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite disposable bed linen package that combines the individual bed linen elements of fitted bottom sheet, top sheet and pillow case into a single element so assembled and attached to meet the specific needs of healthcare applications. The composite disposable bed linen package is designed for, but not limited to, single occupancy institutional beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Mogambiree Pillay
  • 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: 20140157517
    Abstract: The present invention may include one or more L-shaped flanges each having a top member and a lateral member. The top member may also comprise a lower adhesive material. Additionally, the lateral member of the L-shaped flange may include a plurality of spaced apart holes whereby a securing device can be punched therethrough in order to secure the one or more L-shaped flanges to one or more edges of the box spring. A bed skirt decking having a top side and an underside is further provided, wherein a corresponding upper adhesive material is provided on the underside of the bed skirt decking. The corresponding upper adhesive material is aligned with the lower adhesive material located on the top member so that when they are secured to one another, the bed skirt is secured to the box spring and oriented to achieve its functional and aesthetic goals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Hospitality Solutions Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Shirley J. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8745787
    Abstract: A sheet anchoring system is provided to restrain the periphery of a fitted sheet on a bed, where the sheet anchoring system includes a plurality of pivotable clips each having a first end and a second end with engaging friction surfaces to grasp between the surfaces a portion of the periphery of the sheet without the need for a spring or other force-biasing mechanism. The second end also has engaging surfaces forced into engagement by the weight of the mattress on top of the second end when the second end is placed between the mattress and a box spring below the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan Richard Heimlich
  • 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: 20140115782
    Abstract: An accessory, designed to tightly stretch a sheet over a mattress, composed of a flat base with two vertical arms that each have a clip that grips the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Hava Ben-Harush
  • 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: 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: 8689374
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a bed clip system includes a female clip having an inlet, a male clip having a plug that is configured to be removably coupled to the inlet, and a strap coupled to at least one of the female clip and male clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Rudd
  • 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: 8650681
    Abstract: A bed skirt construction is formed from a singular fabric panel. The fabric panel comprises a top edge and opposed sets of opposed corner edging extending from the top edge into the width. The sets of opposed corner edging are respectively fastened together for forming corner seams, which seams bound opposed upper side panel portions from an upper foot panel portion. The seams terminate at a pair of corner vertices having a foot panel crease extending therebetween for bounding the upper foot panel portion from a lower foot panel portion. First and second side panel creases extend from the corner vertices orthogonal to the foot panel crease for bounding upper and lower side panel portions. Mitered corner joints, pleats, and a cap assembly together function to enhance positioned placement of the bed skirt construction upon the box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: John F. Masoncup
  • Patent number: 8607382
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for holding a pillow on an upwardly extending end of a mattress having a single sheet of material having a upper end and a lower end along with a first side and a second side having an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower end is folded back upon itself to form an enclosure so that the upper surfaces of the folded section are adjacent to each other having a pillow disposed in the enclosure. The upper end is wrapped around the upwardly extended end of the mattress, using straps to hold the upper end in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: William N Cohron, III
  • 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: 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: 20130283528
    Abstract: A device designed to ensure a smooth and tight fit of the sheet over the mattress, which includes a locking pin or convex cap and a base comprising a horizontal, bottom plate and a vertical plate with a locking hole or protrusion, respectively, whereby the sheet may be fit smoothly and tightly over the base and the locking pin inserted into the locking hole, or the convex locking cap fit over the protrusion, thus ensuring a smooth and tight fit of the sheet over the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: ELI TZUR
  • Patent number: 8566983
    Abstract: An improved bed covering comprising a generally rectangular cover piece and an elastic member attached to the bottom side of the cover piece near the bottom of the bed. The member comprising an adjusting means and having sufficient length to extend under a mattress such that the member is not visible while the covering is positioned on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Natalie Brooke Monaco
  • Publication number: 20130278431
    Abstract: An anti-ligative bed linen system includes one-piece bedding having a top blanket attached to the base of a bottom cover to fit on a mattress. The bed linen includes quilted material that resists tearing or vandalism. The features of being one-piece, quilted, and tear resistant creates a bed linen that is difficult to contrive a hanging device from. Rolling up the quilted material makes a thicker lanyard as compared to a sheet or thin blanket that hospitals typically use. The thicker the lanyard the less lethal it is. Built into the structure are features that allow another bed linen set to be installed over an existing set so the user can use multiple blankets if desired. Another feature includes an alarm system that warns when the bed linen has been removed from the mattress. A washable foldable quilted pillow provides safe comfort and avoids the dangers of using pillowcases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Steven J. Shilts, Brook Hjelm
  • 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: 8561228
    Abstract: A device for covering a human or animal at rest on a surface comprising a support to reversibly fix the device relative to the surface, and an adjustable covering to cover the human or animal wherein the covering is reversibly fixable at a length so as to ensure that the human or animal's face is not covered by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Cozitots Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kathrine West
  • Publication number: 20130198956
    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: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Amer Habib Khan
  • Publication number: 20130185868
    Abstract: A mechanism for securing a mattress on an automated bed is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to a mattress-retention mechanism for preventing a mattress from moving towards the foot end of a bed during articulation. The mattress-retention mechanism includes a mattress-support structure adapted to support a corner of a mattress, with a portion of the mattress-support structure having a curved interior surface. The mattress-support mechanism also includes a foundation attachment surface for removably attaching the mattress-retention mechanism to the top of a mattress foundation, where the foundation attachment surface is perpendicular to the curved interior surface. The mechanism may include a bedding aperture on the side of the mattress-support structure to accommodate bedding inserted through the bedding aperture. Further, the mechanism may include a side attachment surface for removably attaching the mattress-retention mechanism to a vertical side of the mattress foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: L & P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: WILLIAM ROBERT ROHR, JAKE NEUENSWANDER, CHAD BAKER, JAY THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20130174316
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Derek Smallman, Susan Smallman
  • Publication number: 20130167297
    Abstract: A device for securing a pillow or other support to a bed includes a pocket configured to receive a pillow insert, a tail comprising a proximal end and a distal end with the tail connected to the pocket at the proximal end. The device further includes a retention element located near the distal end of the tail. The retention element is further configured to retain the pillow insert relative to the bed by tucking the retention element under the mattress of the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Mitchell V KAMINSKI, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130152306
    Abstract: An improved duvet and duvet cover combination having a two piece strap attached to the duvet that extends through slits in the duvet cover to encircle a mattress when connected to each other. The duvet cover comprises tie fasteners that correspond to loops located on the duvet, such that, when the ties are releasably fastened to the loops, the duvet is constrained within the duvet cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Natalie Brooke Monaco
  • Patent number: 8464377
    Abstract: A linen fastener, including: a hub; and a magnet at least partially disposed within the hub. The hub is arranged to be placed against a first exterior surface of layered linens such that magnetic force from the magnet engages an element located on a second exterior surface of the layered linens, opposite the first exterior surface, to clamp the layered linens between the hub and the element. A method of fastening linen using a fastener including a hub and a magnet at least partially disposed within the hub, including: placing the hub against a first exterior surface of layered linens; engaging, with magnetic force from the magnet, an element located on a second exterior surface of the layered linens, opposite the first exterior surface; and clamping the layered linens between the hub and the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Michelle Leigh Carson, Benjamin Craig Carson
  • 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: 8429773
    Abstract: Suspender-type strap members for securing sheets and bedding to mattress and the like. The ends of the strap members have fasteners for securing the strap members to the sheet or bedding. The strap members can also be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Sal Herman
  • Publication number: 20130047337
    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: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Rita Aprile, Caterina Angelicola
  • Patent number: 8347431
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for holding a pillow on an upwardly extending end of a mattress having a single sheet of material having a upper end and a lower end along with a first side and a second side having an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower end is folded back upon itself to form an enclosure so that the upper surfaces of the folded section are adjacent to each other having a pillow disposed in the enclosure. The upper end is wrapped around the upwardly extended end of the mattress, using straps to hold the upper end in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: William N. Cohron, III
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120311785
    Abstract: Protective assemblies for zippers described may include a protective barrier for preventing migration of particles and/or organisms between opposite surfaces of the barrier. When a zipper assembly is brought to a closed position, a zipper slider may form a connection with the barrier resulting in an obstruction to block infiltration of small particles or organisms (e.g., bed bugs, allergens, dust mites, small particles, etc.). The barrier may be attached to an article, such as a padded material for use with a bedding/furniture cover. In some embodiments, a cover may be implemented to enclose a portion of the zipper slider. The barrier may include one or more padding materials for preventing migration of small particles or organisms past obstructions formed by the padding material(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: CleanBrands, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Goldberg