Adapted To Contact Mattress Patents (Class 5/499)
  • Publication number: 20090158492
    Abstract: A quick-drying textile includes a fabric and a chemical applied to the fabric. The chemical modifies the fabric's absorption properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Min Yao
  • Publication number: 20090139033
    Abstract: The support characteristics within a foam mattress body may be varied by inserting reinforcements into channels cut or otherwise formed within the foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard F. Gladney
  • Patent number: 7530124
    Abstract: A fitted mattress covering for a mattress includes lower edge portions, which may be inverted J-shaped portions, mirror-image inverted J-shaped portions, portions that terminate at an end, or inverted U-shaped portions. The covering side and end portion lower edges may join one another to form a continuous lower edge of the covering. For the I-shaped portion, an elastic binding may be disposed under a downwards folded portion. The elastic binding may extend at least partially along the length of the lower edge of the covering. An elastic band may be disposed at each corner of the covering and extend diagonally across the associated corner and have opposite ends secured adjacent one of the side portions and adjacent one of the adjacent end portions, respectively. The bands may be secured in place by stitching and/or by supplementary securing means to ensure that the bands do not pull away from the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wootten, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090106901
    Abstract: A fitted mattress covering for a mattress includes lower edge portions, which may be inverted J-shaped portions, mirror-image inverted J-shaped portions, portions that terminate at an end, or inverted U-shaped portions. The covering side and end portion lower edges may join one another to form a continuous lower edge of the covering. For the J-shaped portion, an elastic binding may be disposed under a downwards folded portion. The elastic binding may extend at least partially along the length of the lower edge of the covering. An elastic band may be disposed at each corner of the covering and extend diagonally across the associated corner and have opposite ends secured adjacent one of the side portions and adjacent one of the adjacent end portions, respectively. The bands may be secured in place by stitching and/or by supplementary securing means to ensure that the bands do not pull away from the covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wootten, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090106899
    Abstract: A fitted mattress covering for a mattress includes lower edge portions, which may be inverted J-shaped portions, mirror-image inverted J-shaped portions, portions that terminate at an end, or inverted U-shaped portions. The covering side and end portion lower edges may join one another to form a continuous lower edge of the covering. For the J-shaped portion, an elastic binding may be disposed under a downwards folded portion. The elastic binding may extend at least partially along the length of the lower edge of the covering. An elastic band may be disposed at each corner of the covering and extend diagonally across the associated corner and have opposite ends secured adjacent one of the side portions and adjacent one of the adjacent end portions, respectively. The bands may be secured in place by stitching and/or by supplementary securing means to ensure that the bands do not pull away from the covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wootten, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090077739
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a bassinet assembly that includes an inclinable floor that can be supported above a support surface using one or more zippers. For example, the bassinet assembly includes a floor and side walls that extend upwardly from and surround the floor. The floor includes an inclinable flap, and a row of zipper teeth are disposed along at least a portion of a perimeter of the inclinable flap. A mating row of zipper teeth are disposed on at least a portion of the side walls, and when one or more zippers engage the rows of zipper teeth to join them together, the inclinable flap is secured at an angle greater than 0° relative to the floor. In addition, various embodiments are directed to a bassinet assembly that can be secured within a play yard using one or more zippers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Mark Mendes, Stephen R. Burns, Peter D. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20090056030
    Abstract: There is provided an inflatable mattress and coverlet used to reduce and treat decubitus ulcers. The mattress is an air inflatable mattress and is particularly adapted for use on a bed in a hospital, nursing home, health care facility or the like. The air inflatable mattress has a series of apertures on the top allowing small amounts of air to pass through to the underside of the coverlet. According to one aspect of the invention the coverlet is placed over the top of air inflatable mattress in the central portion thereof between the head of the bed and the foot of the bed. The coverlet is of sufficient length to extend under the weight bearing portions of the patient. The coverlet has as a first layer a moisture wicking fabric, such as a polyester, and on one side of the moisture wicking fabric there is attached a microporous polymeric member which allows air from the mattress to pass through the coverlet to the patient. Adjacent the polymeric member is another layer comprising a spacer fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: IPM, LLC
    Inventor: Michael V. Bolden
  • Publication number: 20090049608
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: James A. Bell, Yueh-Jyh Chen, Ching-Yao Yeh
  • Publication number: 20080250561
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fabric cover configured to substantially surround a mattress is disclosed. A zipper is coupled to the fabric cover and configured to provide an opening in the fabric cover. The zipper is further has a zipper pull and is configured to be opened and closed by movement of the zipper pull. A zipper anchor is also configured to secure the zipper pull in a position causing the zipper to be substantially closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: MATTRESS SAFE, INC.
    Inventor: Wilbur F. Poston
  • Publication number: 20080155755
    Abstract: A mattress comprises a resilient layer having a lower portion and side walls shaped to generally mate with a recessed bed deck and one or more cells supported in relation to the resilient layer and generally within the recess. The cells have a low air permeability envelope and an inflation structure within the envelope. The inflation structure is configured to expand within the envelope when unloaded to cause the envelope to fill with air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Crousore, John R. Laverack, Douglas B. Winner
  • Patent number: 7380297
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to bed coverings for a mattress and, more particularly, to a fitted (or semi-fitted) top sheet that may be attached at one end to the mattress and which may be placed between a user and other bedding such as blankets, quilts, comforters, or the like. The fitted sheet provides for ease in changing or making the bed. The fitted bed sheet of the present invention includes a zone of expansion to provide extra room for a sleeper's feet, and provides overhanging side flaps to provide and end-to-end finished look. Additionally, the present invention is directed to a fitted blanket, fitted quilt, fitted comforter and fitted bedspread for a mattress. The invention is also directed to a pattern for making these fitted bed coverings from an existing flat sheet or a starting flat cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Dennis E. Bauer
  • Publication number: 20080086814
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying bedding at the point of sale of a mattress includes a fitted covering for positioning on a mattress. The covering includes a surface having a plurality of different bedding materials applied to the surface for display purposes. The covering includes a top wall and a side wall, and a plurality of panels or layers of bedding material may be coupled to the top wall. A method for advertising and displaying bedding for a mattress includes the steps of providing a covering having two or more different types of bedding material for partially covering a mattress and applying the covering to a mattress at the point of sale such that the different types of bedding materials are visible to a consumer. The covering does not completely obscure the top surface of the mattress. The types of bedding materials are sheets, mattress pads, blankets, and comforters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Gerald Wootten
  • Publication number: 20080078029
    Abstract: A fitted mattress cover for enveloping the top, side and end surfaces of a mattress is constructed to accommodate a range of mattress peripheral sizes and thicknesses. The construction utilizes composite end panels which include stretch end panels covering lower partial portions of the mattress end surfaces and which impart recovery forces to effectively grip the mattress and thereby minimize the shifting of the cover relative to the mattress. At the same time, the look and feel of the mattress covering, which may be of importance especially in the case of a fitted sheet, is improved, by virtue of the fact that the side panels can be formed as uninterrupted unitary extensions of the material forming the top side panel, or other material based upon aesthetic considerations, as can upper partial portions (extension end panels) of the composite end panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: LOUISVILLE BEDDING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Michael E. Seago
  • Patent number: 7325263
    Abstract: A fitted bed covering for a mattress is provided having pockets at either end, formed by elastic panels attached to the underside of the sheet. The fitted bed covering is installed on a mattress by inserting opposite ends of the mattress into the elastic pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: Hal D. Stribling
  • Patent number: 7316039
    Abstract: A fitted mattress covering for a mattress includes lower edge portions, which may be inverted J-shaped portions, mirror-image inverted J-shaped portions, portions that terminate at an end, or inverted U-shaped portions. The covering side and end portion lower edges may join one another to form a continuous lower edge of the covering. For the J-shaped portion, an elastic binding may be disposed under a downwards folded portion. The elastic binding may extend at least partially along the length of the lower edge of the covering. An elastic band may be disposed at each corner of the covering and extend diagonally across the associated corner and have opposite ends secured adjacent one of the side portions and adjacent one of the adjacent end portions, respectively. The bands may be secured in place by stitching and/or by supplementary securing means to ensure that the bands do not pull away from the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wootten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7293306
    Abstract: A fitted top sheet for a mattress includes a material blank having a pair of opposed fitted corners formed by at least one pleat on a blank surface of the sheet. A plurality of pleats may be formed in each corner to form a pocket mountable over a bottom corner of a mattress. The bottom edges of the fitted top sheet hang freely below the bottom edge of the mattress without tucking beneath the mattress to allow ample foot room between the top sheet and the mattress for a user's feet while without separating from the mattress during use of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: Anna Hermanczuk
  • Patent number: 7290301
    Abstract: A bedding assembly including at least one fitted sheet having a head end and a foot end for covering a mattress, at least one flat sheet having a head end and a foot end for covering said fitted sheet, and stitches connecting the fitted sheet to the flat sheet along at least one edge of the foot end of the fitted sheet. The assembly also including attachment components formed on the foot end of the assembly for connecting a comforter to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Allure Home Creation Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Ho
  • Patent number: 7240383
    Abstract: A contoured woven bed sheet (30) includes a woven field (12) and side panels (14, 16, 18, 20), and triangular corner inserts (40) connecting adjacent side panels. The corner inserts are knitted of elastomeric (62) and non-elastomeric (60) yarns. The elastomeric yarns (62) make up about 5% to about 25% by weight of the corner insert (40) and may be Spandex, with the remainder being a non-elastomeric material such as polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Stewart
  • Patent number: 7231679
    Abstract: A bedding assembly including at least one fitted sheet having a head end and a foot end for covering a mattress at least one flat sheet having a head end and a foot end for covering said fitted sheet, and stitches connecting the fitted sheet to the flat sheet along at least one edge of the foot end of the fitted sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Allure Home Creation Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Ho
  • Patent number: 7203982
    Abstract: A futon mattress cover having a partially elastic periphery eliminating the need of slide fasteners. The cover is preferably formed from elastomeric material to assure a snug fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventor: Ernesto Cohan
  • Patent number: 7181797
    Abstract: A generally impermeable mattress cover having expandable sidewalls is provided to enclose a mattress to provide protection against allergens, dust mites, fluids, and other spills and spoils. The cover comprises generally impermeable top and bottom walls, and sidewalls connected at edges between the top and bottom walls. The sidewalls are formed of a double wall construction comprising a generally impermeable inner wall of a fixed height joined at edges to an elastic outer wall. The outer wall stretches and the inner wall extends to accommodate mattresses of different thicknesses. The outer wall can be relaxed and the inner wall retained neatly against the mattress and by the outer wall. An aperture can be provided in the bottom wall for allowing insertion and removal of a mattress and a fastener can be used to close the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Fabrictech 2000, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel Chase
  • Patent number: 7143457
    Abstract: A mattress covering is described. The covering may be a sheet or a mattress pad. A mattress pad according to the present invention has: i) a central rectangular panel comprising a plurality of layers including an upper textile layer, a lower textile layer, and a batting layer quilted to at least one of the upper and lower textile layers. Side panels depend from the central panel, comprising a single layer of a textile fabric. End panels are defined by extensions of the central panel. The side panels are joined to the end panels by seams extending in a transverse direction in relation to the rectangular central panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventor: Robert J. Macdonald
  • Patent number: 7120952
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable fitted protective device that may be manufactured of antibacterial, ant-microbiodical and hypoallergenic material for bedding and furniture comprising an impermeable layer bonded to an absorbent fibrous layer. Each of the sides is folded to form spaced apart walls with the sides fastened together, such as sown or bonded, at the corners with the impermeable material positioned on the interior side. The washable incontinence device for bedding, furniture cushions and pillow covers is comprised of cotton or cotton poly blend surface with an absorbent layer of poly rayon or poly with a waterproof vinyl or elastic type material sewn, bonded or laminated barrier back that is machine washable and reusable with elastic for fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventors: Beverly Bass, Kathleen Organ
  • Patent number: 7062808
    Abstract: Zipper-less encasing systems for a mattress are disclosed. One such system includes a bottom encasing configured to fit snugly over a bottom portion of the mattress and a top encasing configured to fit snugly over a top portion of a mattress and overlap with a portion of the bottom encasing, with the mattress completely covered by portions of both the bottom encasing and the top encasing. Also disclosed are beds, and methods of protecting a mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: National Allergy Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Brogden
  • Patent number: 7007325
    Abstract: A method for fitting bedding to a mattress in a fixed, taut position, comprising: providing a side surface formed with an interconnectable fastening means comprising band pairs of a two-sided, hooks-and-loops type material; providing bedding having double bands of fastening means fixedly attached along stretching bands on at least three sides; stretching and drawing a first component of the bedding over the side surface; attaching the first component to the fastening means in a removable attachment; stretching and drawing a second component of the bedding over the side surface; attaching the second component to the mattress fastening means in a removable attachment at a point below that of the first component; and repeating the above steps in sequential order for additional components of the bedding as needed, each additional component being attached in a stepped position extending below the attachment of a prior component on the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Ram Gomeh
  • Patent number: 7007326
    Abstract: A wound-up cylindrical package is provided of a substantially non-stretchable fabric that has edge regions in which different amounts of elastic elements are incorporated. The fabric is subsequently removed from the package without excessive gathering or twisting for convenient use as a skirt material in the fabrication of a fitted mattress cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Xymid, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Stephen Horace Tsiarkezos
  • Patent number: 6988283
    Abstract: A deep pocket sheet is disclosed having panels that envelop the bottom and top sixths to thirds of a mattress, rather than the entire mattress. The deep pocket sheet is safe, easy to construct, easy to apply and remove, and is particularly suited for use in conjunction with crib mattresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Inventor: Jennifer Fleece Griffin
  • Patent number: 6892404
    Abstract: A top sheet having a fitted foot end and method of assembling a fitted sheet to a mattress are disclosed. The foot pocket has a foot end face panel that extends over a foot end of the mattress and a foot tuck panel that is tucked beneath the bottom surface of the mattress. The foot pocket further comprises right and left side corner panels that adjoin to both the foot end face panel and a top portion of the sheet to define a three sided corner that locates the sheet on the foot end of the mattress. According to the method the top sheet is spread over the mattress with the right and left side corners located on the right and left top corners of the foot end of the mattress and a foot tuck panel is tucked under the mattress to secure the sheet to the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventors: Keith E. Harbin, Deborah A. Harbin
  • Patent number: 6859962
    Abstract: A set of sheets includes an upper sheet with a top panel and a lower sheet with a bottom panel. In conjunction, the upper and lower sheets are sized, structured and configured to enclose a mattress. A waterproof panel is positioned between the upper sheet and the top of the mattress to protect the mattress from damaging exposure to moisture and liquids, including bodily fluids. In several embodiments, the upper sheet and waterproof panel are removable for washing and changing thereof while the lower sheet remains fitted to the mattress, thereby avoiding the need to lift or move the mattress when changing the sheets. The waterproof panel may be independently removable to selectively control air permeability of the sheets, and particularly the upper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Worry Free Inventions, Inc.
    Inventor: Darlene Diak/Ghanem
  • Patent number: 6842921
    Abstract: A slip resistant cover for various articles has a central, substantially non-stretchable sheet and a border of a cross-extensible strip around the perimeter of the sheet. The strip can extend incrementally from its relaxed state by at least 150% under tension of 160 g/cm of strip width or less. Preferably the strip has an open mesh net structure. The slip resistant cover is suitable for covering diverse items, including bedding materials, vehicles, equipment, furniture and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Xymid, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Tsiarkezos, Dimitri P. Zafiroglu
  • Publication number: 20040231054
    Abstract: A wound-up cylindrical package is provided of a substantially non-stretchable fabric that has edge regions in which different amounts of elastic elements are incorporated. The fabric is subsequently removed from the package without excessive gathering or twisting for convenient use as a skirt material in the fabrication of a fitted mattress cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Stephen Horace Tsiarkezos
  • Patent number: 6804844
    Abstract: A crib sheet that form fits on a mattress. The sheet comprises generally rectangular top and bottom portions that are spaced apart generally parallel when form fitted on the mattress. A sidewall portion extends around the periphery of the top and bottom portions to define four sides. The sidewall portion is generally perpendicular between the top and bottom panels when form fitted on the mattress. A mattress opening defined between lateral edges extends laterally through the sidewall portion. The mattress opening extends along the length one side and at least partially along two adjacent sides. Fasteners on the lateral edges surrounding the mattress opening are operable to open and securely close the mattress opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventor: Cheryl J. Cushing
  • Patent number: 6799341
    Abstract: A fitted sheet for a crib mattress includes an elongated main body which defines opposite side sections and opposite end sections, respective end panels stitched to the end sections, the end sections and end panels being stitched to respective side sections. An elastic binder is stitched to inner edges of the side sections and the end panels. The fitted sheet, once placed on a crib mattress, will strongly resist unwanted dislodgements from the mattress corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wootten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6790926
    Abstract: Claimed is a non-porous, waterproof film having a water vapor permeability of at least 1000 g/m2 day, based on a thermoplastic polyurethane, wherein the polyurethane is composed of a) 40 to 52 wt. % of polyether glycol having an atomic ratio of carbon to oxygen in the range of 2,0 to 4,3, with at least 30 wt. % of the polyurethane being composed of a polyether glycol having an atomic ratio of carbon to oxygen in the range of 2,0 to 2,4, b) 30 to 45 wt. % of polyisocyanate, calculated as 4,4′-diphenyl methane diisocyanate, c) 0,5 to 10 wt. % of araliphatic diol, and d) 5 to 20 wt. % of low-molecular weight chain extender, calculated as 1,4-butane diol, less the amount of araliphatic diol. Also claimed is the use of these films in rainwear, shoes, tents, seats, as mattress covers, as understating, in garments for medical purposes, and for the manufacture thereof of wound dressings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Sympatex Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Jozef C. W. Spijkers, Hendricus J. M. Van De Ven, Thomas Mezger, Dirk Bontinck, Luc De Koninck
  • Publication number: 20040172754
    Abstract: A form-fitting cover has a top panel that has an elastic stretch in a least one linear direction in the range of 25 to 150% and a skirt attached to and depending from the periphery of the top panel. The skirt has an upper edge that has an elastic stretch at least equal to the elastic stretch of the periphery of the top panel. The skirt further has of an elastic and/or inelastic stretch that is at least as large as the elastic stretch of the periphery of the top panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Lynwood Charles Brooks, Erik William Spencer, Stephen Horace Tsiarkezos
  • Patent number: 6769144
    Abstract: A generally rectangular shaped textile fabric article having a top surface and a bottom surface with indicia disposed over all or portions of these surfaces. The fabric article is further defined by four sides with a border comprised of a plurality of simulated enlongated fringe strips situated in juxtaposed relation. The simulated fringe is easily and economically converted to individual pieces of fringe material by separating the pieces along prescribed lines and color indicators and can embody indicia and/or colors that effectively coordinate or contrast with the indicia and/or colors displayed on the surface(s) of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: David Textiles, Inc.
    Inventor: Beth Bruske
  • Publication number: 20040143903
    Abstract: A mattress cover, especially for hospital mattresses prevents the ingress of liquids to the mattress core. The mattress cover includes an opening to allow the cover to be put on, and taken off, a mattress core. The opening is closed by a zip fastener (10). The teeth (12) of the zip fastener (10) are mounted on a substrate which is impermeable to fluids. Preferably the substrate is coated with a polyurethane material (14). The teeth (12) of the zip fastener are directed inwardly towards the mattress core and the substrates act to cover the zip fastener when closed, thereby substantially preventing the ingress of fluids through the zip fastener. The opening is also provided with a cover flap which is constructed so that there are no exposed puncturing joins (such as are generated by stitching) which would allow the ingress of liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Patrick Noel Daly
  • Publication number: 20040128764
    Abstract: The securing layer such as a fitted sheet is modified to provide one half of a fastener, such as a zipper, and a separable, absorbent panel as adapted to overlay the top surface of a mattress and to underlay and be in direct contact of the occupant on the mattress. The separable, absorbent panel includes another fastener portion, such as the other side of a zipper, so as to secure the absorbent panel to the securing layer. The first and second fastener portions are to be located on the side surface of the mattress at the top, outer circumference of the mattress when the securing layer is applied to the mattress. In this manner, the fastener cannot be easily accessed by an infant so as to prevent the infant from loosening and becoming entangled in the absorbent panel. However, the absorbent panel is easily removed for quick changes in case the occupant of the mattress, such as a baby, soils the absorbent panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Deborah McGrath, Yvonne Goldman
  • Patent number: 6757923
    Abstract: An easy-change mattress safety sheet system has a top panel that is completely removable and a bottom base that covers the underneath and four sides of a mattress. The base is designed to secure the top panel in place. The top and bottom panels are secured by a simple attaching means that covers the entire perimeter of the top plane of the mattress. The top panel can be completely removed from the base of the sheet by unfastening the simple attaching means. Removal of the top panel can be easily accomplished without disturbing the mattress, sheet base or crib bumpers. The sheet is secure on the mattress and will not allow entanglement of the child in the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Clouds and Stars, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Sopher, Joan Henehan
  • Patent number: 6745419
    Abstract: The quilted-top featherbed includes a conventional featherbed, which is adapted and arranged to lie on top of a conventional bed mattress and is filled with feathers. A quilted-top member is secured around the periphery thereof to the featherbed, wherein the top member comprises successive layers of woven fabric, polyester batting and nonwoven fabric, the three layers being secured together by a quilted stitching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Pacific Coast Feather Company
    Inventors: Juliette M. Delfs, Wing Yee W. Chan
  • Publication number: 20040088790
    Abstract: A generally impermeable mattress cover having expandable sidewalls is provided to enclose a mattress to provide protection against allergens, dust mites, fluids, and other spills and spoils. The cover comprises generally impermeable top and bottom walls, and sidewalls connected at edges between the top and bottom walls. The sidewalls are formed of a double wall construction comprising a generally impermeable inner wall of a fixed height joined at edges to an elastic outer wall. The outer wall stretches and the inner wall extends to accommodate mattresses of different thicknesses. The outer wall can be relaxed and the inner wall retained neatly against the mattress and by the outer wall. An aperture can be provided in the bottom wall for allowing insertion and removal of a mattress and a fastener can be used to close the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Samuel Chase
  • Patent number: 6721974
    Abstract: Safety equipment for a bed includes sheeting (14) arranged to be securable to a mattress (12) and an inflatable wall structure (10) secured to the sheeting. The inflatable wall structure is arranged so as to define an upstanding wall which, in use, in an inflated condition, serves as a barrier to someone falling out of bed and as a cushion which protect an occupant of the bed from injuring themselves against the structure of the bed. The wall structure may include lengths arranged to be collapsable along lines transverse to the length to permit the wall to concertina to adopt the profile of a profiling bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Genie Care Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20040033335
    Abstract: A terry cloth bed set comprising a mattress cover, a bed sheet and pillow cases made from terry cloth to provide warmth and softness during the whole year. The basic terry cloth material can be cotton or cotton and polyester. The components of the bed set can have their edges trimmed with either cotton cloth, rayon cloth, polyester cloth, and patterned cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: David J. Rueth
  • Patent number: 6634042
    Abstract: A crib mattress cover has a top panel and a bottom panel sewn together and configured to fit over a rectangular crib mattress. One end of the cover is open, and a plurality of securing elements are attached along the opposing edges of the panels, on the interior surfaces thereof. When the securing members, which may be hook and loop fasteners, or a zipper, are joined together, the cover tightly fits over the mattress and cannot be easily dislodged by an infant resting in the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: Raleigh Blossman
  • Patent number: 6631528
    Abstract: A crib safety sheet/blanket with a fitted sheet portion having a front surface and a back surface two opposing ends defining pockets for snugly fitting the sheet to a mattress. A blanket is sewn along its midline to the center of the fitted sheet, defining two blanket halves. Mating strips of hook and loop fastening material are attached to the two halves of the blanket, so that an infant may be placed on the blanket with the two halves of the blanket wrapped around the infant and fastened to retain the infant in a supine position. A plurality of elastic straps may extend across the bottom of the fitted sheet and be removably secured to the side of the sheet with mating strips of hook and loop fastening material to retain the sheet on the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Jo-Ann C. Landry
  • Patent number: 6627032
    Abstract: Specific nonwoven fabrics having a good hand, high strength both wet and dry, and very high absorbency are useful for disposable health care and commercial bedding material. These fabrics are composed of randomly entangled natural and synthetic fibers interconnected so that the individual fibers are held in place to form a coherent, stable, strong fabric having a high absorption capacity. The fabrics are cut and converted to the desired dimensions. Bottom coverings can include elastic strips that can be fastened for a close fit to beds, cribs, gurneys and the like, regardless of shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Fiber-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Chester, Wilton F. Dees, Joseph P. McGuire, Robert P. Reichman
  • Publication number: 20030177579
    Abstract: A set of sheets includes an upper sheet with a top panel and a lower sheet with a bottom panel. In conjunction, the upper and lower sheets are sized, structured and configured to enclose a mattress. A waterproof panel is positioned between the upper sheet and the top of the mattress to protect the mattress from damaging exposure to moisture and liquids, including bodily fluids. In several embodiments, the upper sheet and waterproof panel are removable for washing and changing thereof while the lower sheet remains fitted to the mattress, thereby avoiding the need to lift or move the mattress when changing the sheets. The waterproof panel may be independently removable to selectively control air permeability of the sheets, and particularly the upper sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Darlene Diak/Ghanem
  • Publication number: 20030159213
    Abstract: The present invention describes a new mattress cover sheet with barrier effect against bacteria and parasites, consisting of a spunlace fibre based fabric. The spunlace fabric mattress cover can be produced in a structure with one or more layers, and can contain antibacterial substances. The sheet subject of the invention provides an effective barrier between the person and the mattress, in particular avoiding the transfer of pollutants from the mattress to the person and at the same time protecting the hygiene of the mattress itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Vittorio Orlandi
  • Publication number: 20030066133
    Abstract: A crib mattress cover has a top panel and a bottom panel sewn together and configured to fit over a rectangular crib mattress. One end of the cover is open, and a plurality of securing elements are attached along the opposing edges of the panels, on the interior surfaces thereof. When the securing members, which may be hook and loop fasteners, or a zipper, are joined together, the cover tightly fits over the mattress and cannot be easily dislodged by an infant resting in the crib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Raleigh Blossman
  • Patent number: 6496992
    Abstract: A reversible bedcovering assembly, including a main bedcovering having an inward section surrounded by an edge section and at least two side portions attached to the edge section and depending therefrom when installed on a mattress or bed. Each side portion is adjacent at least one other side portion and forms a void therebetween. A gusset insert is provided to substantially fill the void between adjacent side portions, each gusset insert having a top portion and a drape portion attached thereto. Each gusset insert is attached to the main bedcovering adjacent the edge section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Scroll Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventor: Herschel Craig Saparow