Adapted To Contact Mattress Patents (Class 5/499)
  • Publication number: 20150096122
    Abstract: The present invention is a bug repellent cover. The cover comprises a zipper opening provided at the end of the cover and a flap provided at the end of the zipper opening. The flap is provided with Velcro on its edges that help the flap to open and close easily. The zipper opening begins at the outside edge of the cover that can be zipped to prevent the intrusion of bugs. The flap can be closed inwards to provide an outer cover to the end of the zipper opening. The zipper opening overlapped by the flap helps to prevent the intrusion of bugs into the cover. After closing the zipper, the fabric can be folded over. The zipper is non-allergenic. The fabric material is made of the laminated poly cotton. The present invention can be used for pillow cover, baby cripes cover and box spring mattress of all sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Farhad Rabbany, Faramarz Yadegari
  • Publication number: 20150096120
    Abstract: An active mattress may include a top panel, a bottom panel and multiple side panels. One or more of the side panels are zippered together, The un-zippered side panels fixedly connect the top and bottom portions of the side panels. In another embodiment, an inflatable volume is integrated into the bottom panel. Alternatively, the inflatable volume may be integrated with a separate detachable cover and attached to the bottom panel by conventional means. The various configurations of the encasement allows a mattress to be easily rotated, installed, or removed. Optional straps may be provided, fixedly attached to the encasement, to allow the encasement to be snugged against the mattress. This enables the encasement to be used with a relatively wide range of mattress sizes and still provide a snug fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Publication number: 20150096121
    Abstract: A passive mattress encasement is disclosed which can be relatively easily installed or removed over a mattress supported by a foundation. The encasement is formed to encapsulate a mattress and includes a top panel, a bottom panel and multiple side panels. One or more of the side panels are zippered together. The unzippered side panels, i.e., the panels without zippers, fixedly connect the top panel to the bottom panel. The top and bottom panels as well as the side panels may be made from conventional materials. The underside of the top panel and optionally the inside of the side panels may be coated with a waterproof coating, such as thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU/PU), silicone, or urethane to form a waterproof membrane. In accordance with an important aspect of the invention, the bottom panel is formed with a slick interior surface and a non-slick exterior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8973183
    Abstract: A sheet for covering at least a portion of a mattress that includes a movable first section and a movable second section adjacent to and proximate to the movable first section comprises a first sheet section for covering at least a portion of the movable first section, a second sheet section laterally adjacent to the first sheet section configured to cover at least a portion of the movable second section, wherein the first and second sheet sections are joined together at a sheet junction, a first member projecting laterally from the first sheet section toward the second sheet section and extending up to the sheet junction, and a second member projecting laterally from the second sheet section toward the first sheet section and extending up to the sheet junction, wherein a portion of the first member overlays a portion of the second member proximate the sheet junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Select Comfort Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Daniel Palashewski, Eric Rose, Lori MacLachlan
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 8938825
    Abstract: A system and method for a reversible sheet. The fitted sheet has a top layer with an inner side and an outer side and a bottom layer with an inner side and an outer side. The top layer is coupled to the bottom layer by a sealed top edge, a sealed base edge, and a sealed bottom edge. The sealed base edge is perpendicular to the top edge and the bottom edge. The top layer and bottom layer each have a flap portion which has an open flap and an open end edge. A mattress is inserted into the open end edge. The front end of the mattress is secured into the open flap of either the top or bottom layer. This secures the fitted sheet around the mattress. A child cannot pull the fitted sheet away from the mattress because the fitted sheet surrounds the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Gail Ritchey
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140373276
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bedding article which provides a variable mattress encasement. In one particular embodiment of the present invention, the described mattress encasement provides an expansion portion that allows the mattress to expand from an initial height to an expanded height so as to incorporate a larger mattress volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Shi Hoo FAN
  • Publication number: 20140359948
    Abstract: A bedding arrangement includes a mattress and a bed covering. The bed covering includes a top component adapted to cover a top surface of the mattress and a drape coupled to a perimeter portion of the top component and arranged to extend downwardly along a side wall of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Middlesworth, Eric Snell, Carrie Snell
  • 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: 8856985
    Abstract: A connector system includes at least one mattress connector that is coupled to a mattress. The mattress connectors are coupled at the head end and at the foot end of the mattress. A topper connector is coupled to a topper at a head end and a foot end of the topper. A plurality of straps are employed to couple the mattress to the topper, with the straps being coupled to the mattress connectors and the proper connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Denver Mattress Co. LLC
    Inventors: Bob Rensink, Jonathan Amendola
  • Publication number: 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
  • Patent number: 8813280
    Abstract: An article of bedding for disposition over the top, side and end surfaces of a mattress comprises a substantially inelastic web of textile material which includes a top panel, side and end panels, and corner seams. The article further comprises a stretchable corner member overlying each corner seam, an additional seam aligned axially with each corner seam, and a stretchable border member secured to the peripheral edges of the side panels. This construction allows the article to accommodate the contours of mattresses of varying thicknesses within each given peripheral mattress size classification. Methods of making such articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Indo Count Industries Ltd
    Inventor: Deepak Kumar Arora
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140215870
    Abstract: A mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering material, in particular for covering mattresses, mattress protectors, mattress cases, mattress toppers, pillow cases, shirt cases, or underbedding, has at least one material layer made of a knitted, warp-knitted, or woven material having an outer side, which faces away from the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, and an inner side, which faces toward the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, wherein least a partial region of the outer side or the inner side has color-changeable indicator particles to indicate a contamination by mite excrement, bodily fluids, or bacteria. Furthermore, a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, pillow, or bedspread core and a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bodet & Horst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd-Hermann Horst
  • 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: 20140137325
    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: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Farhad Rabbany, Faramarz Yadegari
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140109315
    Abstract: A fitted covering for a mattress includes a body, a peripheral elastic cord, and corner elastic bands. The body includes an upper panel and a side skirt extending outwardly away from the upper panel to define a free edge opposite the upper panel. The upper panel defines corners, and the side skirt defines corner lines each extending away from one of the corners of the upper panel. The peripheral elastic cord is coupled to and extends substantially coextensively with the free edge. The corner elastic bands are each formed separately from one another. The corner elastic bands each extend substantially transversely across and secured to a corresponding one of the corner lines of the side skirt. Each of the corner elastic bands is positioned nearer the peripheral elastic cord than the upper panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Kate LILIENTHAL
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140082840
    Abstract: A mattress cover is provided having a surface that includes a plurality of peaks and valleys to distribute pressure and to allow for air circulation. A bubble wrap material can be utilized. The cover can have an adhesive to prevent slippage. It can be provided in a roll and sections can be separated along pre-defined cut lines or perforations. A section can be separated from the roll and adhered to the mattress. A sheet can be placed over the mattress and cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Alex I. Khowaylo
  • Patent number: 8672842
    Abstract: A mattress has a sensor pad affixed on a top surface thereof. The sensor pad has (i) a matrix array of plural pressure sensors, (ii) plural row conductors, and (iii) plural column conductors. Each intersecting row and column conductor provides an electrical signal from a corresponding sensor when pressure is applied thereto. The sensor pad has plural through-holes therein disposed between the plural row conductors the plural column conductors, respectively. Preferably, at least one patient-mounted physiological sensor is configured to provide an output signal corresponding to a patient physiological parameter. An electronic unit is mounted inside the mattress and is configured to receive signals from the sensor pad. The electronic unit has a data storage unit preferably storing (i) patient identification information, (ii) patient physiological information, and (iii) mattress information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Evacusled Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Kenalty, Miriam Gordon, Hart Victor Katz
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 20130247297
    Abstract: An article for use on a mattress includes a bedding article and means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress. The means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress may be hidden from view when the bedding article is installed on a mattress. The means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress may be one or more of color contrasting sections, indicia, labels, or stitching. The bedding article has two sides, a top end, a bottom, an opening for seating around the bed, an edge around the opening, and four corners, with two corners being at the top end and two corners being at the bottom end. An article for use as a cover for an underlying item is also disclosed, with the article including a cover article and means for orienting the cover article on an underlying item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HOMTEX, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wootten, JR.
  • Patent number: 8528134
    Abstract: A mattress encasement made of bug impervious fabric provides a zipper opening for removal of the mattress. A foam pad is stitched at an end of the zipper closure such that when the zipper is located at or near the end, a channel is provided to prevent or obstruct the escapement of bed bugs via the channel and out from a mattress encased by the mattress encasement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: JAB Distributors, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Bell, Yueh-Jyh Chen, Ching-Yao Yeh
  • Patent number: 8516633
    Abstract: A mattress encasement with improved bed bug protection includes an encasement body configured to cover a mattress and a zipper disposed at an opening in the encasement body and movable between an open condition permitting insertion and removal of the mattress and a closed condition preventing bed bugs from traversing the zipper. The zipper has a zipper head and a zipper pull pivotable on the zipper head. A clasp is at least partly fixed to the encasement body. A hook-and-loop fastener is associated with the encasement body and the clasp for locking the zipper pull to the clasp with the zipper in the closed condition to prevent movement of the zipper head and opening of the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Michael Dobin
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130139316
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Farhad Rabbany, Paramarz Yadegari
  • Publication number: 20130117935
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Denver Mattress Co.
    Inventor: Denver Mattress Co.
  • Patent number: 8438679
    Abstract: An article for use on a mattress includes a bedding article and means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress. The means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress may be hidden from view when the bedding article is installed on a mattress. The means for orienting the bedding article on a mattress may be one or more of color contrasting sections, indicia, labels, or stitching. The bedding article has two sides, a top end, a bottom, an opening for seating around the bed, an edge around the opening, and four corners, with two corners being at the top end and two corners being at the bottom end. An article for use as a cover for an underlying item is also disclosed, with the article including a cover article and means for orienting the cover article on an underlying item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Homtex, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald Wootten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8434175
    Abstract: Protective covers for pillows and mattress are wholly or partly made of layered polyolefin fabrics. The layered polyolefin fabrics used for the protective covers are sheets of material bonded together with an adhesive or other bonding methods. One of the layers of the laminated fabric is a nonwoven polyolefin fabric and another layer is a polyolefin film. The protective covers stop migration of dust mites and are also reusable. The covers are cleaned and sanitized using a washer and a dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: SS Imports, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wright, Christopher Resha
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8413276
    Abstract: A mattress cover and bed bug barrier combination formed of a fabric mattress cover having walls that define an enclosure with an elongated opening extending in at least one of the walls, a zipper attached to the cover for closing the elongated opening, the cover having seal regions laterally adjacent the distal portion of the zipper, a seal element secured to each of the seal regions, an external barrier flap having a first part fixed to the cover, and a second part foldable from an open position where it is spaced apart from the seal elements to a closed position where it is folded down to overlie and seal against the seal elements, and thereby provide a barrier to travel of bed bugs inwardly or outwardly of the cover through the distal portion of the zipper when the zipper in its closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Bargoose Home Textiles, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rattner, Diane Rattner, Lorne Chadnick
  • Patent number: 8407836
    Abstract: A zippered fitted bed sheet has a zippered track at least along an edge of the zippered fitted bed sheet and has one or two pockets for receiving mattress corner(s). In some embodiments, a zippered fitted bed sheet is coupled to one or more coverings, such as a sheet, a blanket, comforter, quilt and the like. A bedding assembly includes a zippered fitted bed sheet and a zippered mattress, a zippered mattress pad/topper or a zippered mattress protector, each including a zippered track that corresponds to the zippered track of the zippered fitted bed sheet. The zippered fitted bed sheet is configured to couple with the zippered mattress, the zippered mattress pad, or the zippered mattress protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventors: James Sacherman, Karen Sacherman, Andrea Andersson
  • Publication number: 20130061394
    Abstract: A mattress cover includes a substantially top panel having a top panel perimeter edge folded at least partially under a remaining portion of the top panel. The top panel has a first panel present therearound. A side panel defines four sides of the mattress cover. The side panel has a side panel perimeter edge folded at least partially under a remaining portion of the side panel. The side panel has a second pattern different than the first pattern. In one advantageous form, an optional intermediate element is attached to both the top panel perimeter edge and the side panel perimeter edge. The mattress cover has a substantially open bottom opposite the top panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Rany JOO, Ellen Diamant, BrittLee Bowman, Janet Villano
  • Publication number: 20130042409
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Michael Alberto Gil Gomez, Michelle R. Wilson, Matthew S. Heinrich, Shelly Brackett
  • Patent number: 8359688
    Abstract: A mattress, mattress foundation, upholstered furniture article and/or filled furnishing article for use in residential and institutional occupancies includes outer removable cover that incorporates a mechanism to visually communicate that the outer removable cover has been opened and the internal components of the mattress, mattress foundation, upholstered furniture article or filling furnishing article has been potentially tampered with. Also disclosed are covers having resealable closing system and a tamper evident seal, and methods for providing an outer removable cover assembly for an article of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: kickball concepts, llc
    Inventors: Harrison R. Murphy, Juraj Michal Daniel Slavik, II
  • Publication number: 20120324647
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bed sheet and blanket system and method including a fitted foundation and a selectively detachable connecting sheet or blanket. Embodiments of the invention include a second connecting sheet or blanket disposed above or on top of the first connecting sheet or blanket. The fitted foundation, the first connecting sheet or blanket, and the second connecting sheet or blanket may be connected through interconnecting components such as zippers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: M'Lisa K. McKee
  • 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