Multilayer Patents (Class 5/500)
  • Patent number: 9814324
    Abstract: A passive mattress 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 un-zippered side panels fixedly connect the top panel to the bottom panel. The underside of the top panel and optionally the inside of the side panels may be coated with a waterproof coating to form a waterproof membrane. The encasement is configured to facilitate rotation of the mattress. Optional straps may be provided, fixedly attached to the encasement. The straps allow the encasement to be snugged against the mattress to enable the encasement to be used with a relatively wide range of mattress sizes and still provide a snug fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LEVITATION SCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 9596946
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 9380882
    Abstract: A mattress wherein a plurality of independent yarn based fire barrier fabrics encases a plurality of distinct and unattached interior core structures. The plurality of interior core structures include at least a detached and internally flippable upper comfort layer assembly with a plurality of non-homogeneous foams or filling materials encased in a yarn-based fire barrier fabric and a lower, interiorly disposed support core structure with resilient filling materials encased in a yarn-based fire barrier fabric and a fabric cover. The detachable and internally flippable upper comfort layer assembly may be contained in a user accessible compartment that is fashioned into an outer cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KICKBALL CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventors: Harrison Robert Murphy, Juraj Michal Daniel Slavik, II
  • Patent number: 9095225
    Abstract: An improved infant changing board utilizes a shaped support board enclosed in a washable cover and a safety strap in order to provide a relatively rigid surface upon which a caregiver can place an infant in order to change his or her diaper. The infant changing board is shaped so as to fit within most infant carriers and can transition from an upright position to an infant changing configuration. In the upright configuration, the apparatus is stored mainly behind the back of the infant, between him or her and the back support of the infant carrier. In the infant changing configuration, the apparatus is pulled forward and out to rest in an approximately horizontal position, yet securely braced within the carrier. In this configuration, the caregiver can place the infant on the changing board and have easy access to the diaper and the infant's groin area for changing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Stacey Behrman
  • Patent number: 9038213
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bed clothing system that has a bottom sheet and top sheet attached together at the corners of the foot end of the bed clothing system. At the foot end of the bed clothing system on the corners, where the top and bottom sheets are attached, a stretchable piece of material is disposed in a vertical direction so that the bed sheet system is able to accommodate to any size and thickness of a mattress, while also remaining securely fixed on a mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Margo E. Cuneo
  • Patent number: 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: 8997280
    Abstract: A foundation or box spring cover for use in conjunction with a box spring comprising four panels configured to fit over edges of the box spring, at least two of the panels being adjacent panels of exposed, continuous, non-stretch fabric, and at least one stretchable panel positioned at a corner of the cover and configured to be oriented at an underside of the box spring. In one aspect the cover includes a hem configured to extend under the edges of the box spring, and where the triangular panel is off-set from the edges of the box spring. The hem is configured to have a concealed edge that operates to catch upon a bottom edge of the foundation to secure the sides of the cover into position so as to withstand a housekeeping action applied to the bedding such as tucking in bedding between a mattress and the foundation. A method of manufacture includes stretching the stretchable panel prior to sewing onto adjacent hems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Hannula
  • Patent number: 8980772
    Abstract: A barrier fabric with a nano-fibrous layer for mechanical retention of organic substances formed by a sandwich structure containing a basic material from unwoven fabric of “spunbond” type with areal weight of 15 to 50 g/m2 to which at least one nano-fibrous layer is arranged, selected from hydrophilic polymer, a hydrophobic polymer, or in the case of double-layer arrangement, a combination of the hydrophilic polymer in one layer and the hydrophobic polymer in the other layer. The nano-fibrous layer is equipped with a protective covering layer, and the individual layers of the sandwich are connected to each other. The nano-fibrous layer has an organic polymer material with areal weight of 0.05 to 0.3 g/m2 and thickness from 90 to 150 nm. The covering layer is selected from an unwoven fabric of “spunbond” type, “meltblown” type, cotton textile and/or a mixture of cotton and polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ceska Vcela s.r.o.
    Inventor: Miroslav Kubin
  • Patent number: 8980411
    Abstract: A method of making a folded absorbent article includes the steps of: providing an absorbent structure; providing a liquid-impermeable back sheet having a body-facing surface and a substrate-facing surface; joining the absorbent structure in facing relation to the body-facing surface of the back sheet to define an absorbent article; applying adhesive to the substrate-facing surface of the back sheet to define a first adhesive zone and a second adhesive zone; treating portions of the substrate-facing surface of the back sheet to define a first treated zone and a second treated zone; folding the absorbent article to align the first adhesive zone in facing relation with the first treated zone; and folding the absorbent article to align the second adhesive zone in facing relation with the second treated zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gay Lynn Wolf, Leila Joy Roberson, Patsy Ann Benedict, Brooke Ann Robaidek
  • Patent number: 8950024
    Abstract: An improved covering is described for use with a mattress. The improved covering comprises a top sheet securely or removably secured to a bottom sheet. Through the use of the improved covering, the time required for attending to the task of making a bed is reduced and the difficulty of such task is decreased. In addition, using the improved covering of the present disclosure, individuals such as, but not limited to children and those with difficulty attending to such a task, may now complete the task with an aesthetically pleasing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Ruth Hudson
  • Patent number: 8893337
    Abstract: A removable top panel for a mattress assembly generally includes at least one layer having length and width dimensions sufficient to support a reclining body of the user; a mechanical fastener component disposed at about a perimeter edge of a bottom facing surface of the at least one layer, wherein the mechanical fastener is configured to provide releasable engagement to an underlying mattress body; and a layer of a fire resistant material extending inwardly from the perimeter edge. Also disclosed are mattress assemblies including the removable top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Lynn
  • Publication number: 20140298586
    Abstract: A bed monitoring device for monitoring bodily activity of a person and in particular vital signs such as respiration, cardiac activity and body's physical movement, including the presence, absence, step out or even falling out of a person using a sleeping environment such as a bed; mattress; top-mattress, bedding such as mattress covers, and pillow covers; a pad; a futon and the like. Based on the monitoring of bodily activity, it further allows determining sleep comfort and sleeping position of the user. It accordingly provides a valuable R&D tool to manufactures of sleeping articles like beds, mattresses, top-mattresses, futons and the like; but also in counseling consumers when buying sleeping articles under professional guidance. It comprises an optical fibre fixed to or mixed into a flat body positioned within said sleeping environment for detection of bodily activity by measuring a polarization variation of light propagating through the fibre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Wim Van Thienen, Luc Vanden Bussche
  • Patent number: 8822354
    Abstract: A coated fabric having a base fabric and an auxiliary layer laminated thereto, wherein the exposed face of the auxiliary layer is coated with a coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Clarkson Textiles Limited
    Inventor: Roger Gordon White
  • 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: 8769743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to covers and in particular covers for beds which are characterized by the presence of two or more groups of strips, wherein each group comprises two or more strips arranged relative to one another in different directions and in particular woven together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sanders GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Christian Sanders
  • Patent number: 8756730
    Abstract: The invention is a bedding apparatus, to be used with a conventional mattress. The bedding's bottom layer is fitted, so as to fit snugly around a mattress. The bottom layer is connected to the top layer by an attachment device, preferably two zippers. The top layer extends over three edges of the bottom layer, so as to appear aesthetically pleasing and provide comfort to the user. The zippers allow a user to easily and quickly make up the bed after sleeping in the bedding. It also functions to keep the top layer from falling off of the bed while sleeping and facilitates the user in weekly changing of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: MacCarron Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer MacDonald
  • Patent number: 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: 8707480
    Abstract: This invention is a modular blanket system for double beds essentially built like a ring binder where the rings, called straps, are made of a flexible material and are closed by means of detachable fasteners such as hook-and-loop, snaps or buttons. The use of straps as a binding means allows blanket leaves to be added, subtracted or paged from one side to the other depending on the sleepers' need for warmth or decorative taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Robert F. Graddy
  • Patent number: 8707482
    Abstract: A fitted covering for a mattress includes a body, a peripheral elastic band, and an anchor band. The body includes an upper panel and a side skirt extending outwardly away from the upper panel. The upper panel and the side skirt are coupled to one another along a seam extending substantially entirely around an outer periphery of the upper panel. The upper panel defines at least one corner. The peripheral elastic band is coupled with and extends around the side skirt opposite the upper panel. The anchor band is elongated and defines a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The first end and the second end are positioned on opposite sides of the at least one corner such that the anchor band extends diagonally across the at least one corner, and each of the first end and the second end is secured within the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laura Elena Ramthun
  • Publication number: 20130263375
    Abstract: The comforter includes a core portion which has dimensions approximately the same as the top of the mattress on which it is to be placed. A border member portion is attached to two longitudinal sides and a foot end of the comforter. The border member comprises two layers of fabric with little or no fill therebetween, with the inner edges thereof attached to the core portion and the outer edges attached together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: PACIFIC COAST FEATHER COMPANY
    Inventors: Laura A. Regan, Tamara Soreano
  • Patent number: 8516631
    Abstract: A bedding system for use with a bed that includes at least a base support member. The bedding system includes a base layer of bedding material that is for support on the base support member; an overlying piece of bedding material for positioning on the base layer; first indicia on the base layer; second indicia on the overlying piece; with said first and second indicia defining, when placed adjacent to each other, a predetermined matching contour that indicates an alignment between the base layer and the overlying layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Brooke Conley
  • Patent number: 8464657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel pet bed cover. The pet bed cover apprises a four-layer system which wicks moisture to keep the outer layer clean and is fitted to make application to a pet bed easy and secure without disturbing any soiling deposited on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Wood King
  • 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: 8393025
    Abstract: A bed covering system is disclosed comprising an upper sheet and a lower sheet wherein the lower sheet fits on a mattress in a removable manner. The upper sheet is connected to the lower sheet through expandable flaps of material. A zipper runs between the sides of the upper and lower sheets such that when it is zipped, the upper sheet is pulled tightly against the lower sheet but when it is unzipped the upper sheet is allowed to move away from the lower sheet to the extent of the expandable flaps or material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: KaDe Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen M. Crispino, Dennis Crispino
  • 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: 8307478
    Abstract: A disposable comfort sheet has a waterproof layer and an absorbent layer, with adhesive strips applied to the waterproof layer along side edges. The sheet is adapted for use with a patient transfer device having upper and lower counter-rotating belts, and protects the upper belt against contamination. The patient transfer device may have registration marks for installation of the sheet, and indicator marks can be printed at predetermined locations on the waterproof layer for alignment with the registration marks. The sheet may include various means for indicating prior use by a patient, such as an ink pattern made of a heat-sensitive or moisture-sensitive ink. The sheet may further include a peel-away layer releasably bonded to the absorbent layer, with additional longitudinal adhesive strips applied to the side edges of the peel-away layer. The peel-away layer protects the lower belt against contamination from the sheet after a patient is delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: MediGlider Corp.
    Inventors: Richard A. Patterson, Bryan D. Blackford
  • Patent number: 8276224
    Abstract: A bed sheet includes a bottom fabric layer sized to extend over the sides of and underneath a mattress. A top fabric layer is generally co-extensive with, and fastened to, the bottom fabric layer and defines a pocket therebetween. A sleeping garment integrated into the top fabric layer has a pair of garment halves removably coupleable to each other via a zipper that zips up into a fastener pocket that covers the zipper when the garment is fully closed. A flap can extend from one half of the garment, over the fastener pocket and fasten to the opposite half of the garment to inhibit the user from unzipping and removing the garment. The garment can hold a lower portion of the user within said pocket, allowing the user to remain warm without the use of a separate blanket, while being able to sit or stand on the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Joanna von Yurt, Jan Marco von Yurt
  • Patent number: 8256046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sanitary product in the form of a disposable sheet or the like, consisting of a web-shaped material comprising a top comfort layer and a bottom barrier layer that are joined together by gluing or embossing without any intermediate layer, wherein the barrier layer is a breathable barrier layer, and said comfort layer is formed from a non-woven material, the basis weight of the comfort layer being equal to or greater than the basis weight of the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cellcomb Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Goran Eriksson
  • Publication number: 20120186015
    Abstract: A mock duvet bed-covering system (1900) includes a blanket (1800) segmented into a plurality of portions and a coversheet (1810). The blanket (1800) includes a foot skirt flap (1804), a right side flap (1802), and a left side flap (1803) that each extend from a cover portion (1801) and are configured to drape over edges of a mattress (1880) or other bedding. The coversheet (1810) includes one or more pockets. A portion (1801) of the blanket (1800) opposite the foot skirt flap (1804) is tucked into a pocket (1811) at the head end of the coversheet (1810). The mock duvet bed-covering system (1900) resembles a traditional comforter and duvet, but is more durable and can be changed in far less time than traditional comforters, making the system well suited for use in hotels, inns, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: David Shattuck, Richard Barter
  • Publication number: 20120186014
    Abstract: A mock duvet bed-covering system (1900) includes a blanket (1800) segmented into a plurality of portions and a coversheet (1810). The blanket (1800) includes a foot skirt flap (1804), a right side flap (1802), and a left side flap (1803) that each extend from a cover portion (1801) and are configured to drape over edges of a mattress (1880) or other bedding. The coversheet (1810) includes one or more pockets. A portion (1801) of the blanket (1800) opposite the foot skirt flap (1804) is tucked into a pocket (1811) at the head end of the coversheet (1810). The mock duvet bed-covering system (1900) resembles a traditional comforter and duvet, but is more durable and can be changed in far less time than traditional comforters, making the system well suited for use in hotels, inns, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: David Shattuck, Richard Barter
  • Patent number: 8214949
    Abstract: An article of bedding comprising a bottom sheet (11) having side walls (12) thus to form a box sheet to be placed elastically over a mattress (10), and a top cover (14) having its edges attached to those of the bottom sheet (11) by means of a gusset (16). A sliding clasp fastener or the like (15) is provided to attach the edges of the bottom sheet and top cover together respectively when the article is not in use. A pillowcase (18) is permanently or removably attached to one end of the sheet and has an opening for insertion and removal of a pillow. The entire article, possibly excluding the pillow, is preferably of machine washable materials. An article made in this way ensures that the top cover which may contain a duvet, cannot slide off the bed inadvertently and therefore the occupant, most likely a child, is kept warm and safe from falling out of bed whilst having freedom of movement within the enclosure formed by the bottom sheet and top cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120167302
    Abstract: A mattress protector having a top portion and a bottom portion configured to fasten together over the mattress and/or a mattress and box spring includes sides and ends extending from each of the top portion and the bottom portion. A fastener is also included on each of the top and bottom portions. The fastener includes a fastener assembly to seal the mattress against bed bugs and dust mites. When the top and bottom portions are placed around the mattress, and the fastener is secured, the entire mattress is surrounded by the mattress protector and protected from penetration by bed bugs and dust mites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Sam Malouf, Kacie Malouf, Nat Holfeltz
  • Publication number: 20120084918
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Michael RATTNER, Diane RATTNER, Lorne CHADNICK
  • Patent number: 8151386
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: M'Lisa K. McKee
  • Publication number: 20120073049
    Abstract: A cover for a mattress includes a lateral panel for extending across the lateral surface of the mattress and a top panel for covering the top surface of the mattress. The top panel includes a breathable inner liner made of a non-woven material, a breathable outer shell covering the inner liner, and a silk floss fill retained between the inner liner and the outer shell. A mattress also includes the inner liner, outer shell and silk floss fill. A cover having an adjustment feature which includes a channel, an elongate elastic strip extending therein, a first connector and plurality of complementary second connectors disposed along the strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Harry Walker, Yair Altman
  • Publication number: 20120060286
    Abstract: A ventilated mattress pad for supporting an occupant includes a first and second layer of spacer fabric attached with a zipper to a fitted sheet, mattress cover or the mattress providing ventilation of excessive body heat and moisture away from the body and out into the room air. Integration of the ventilated pad to the sheet or mattress pad provides consistent location of the pad under the occupant while minimizing installation, removal time and effort. The ventilated pad is washable and can be re-attached to a new sheet, mattress cover or mattress when the sheet, mattress pad or mattress is worn out or damaged. The pad also reduces the average pressure on the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy David Gendron
  • Patent number: 8117692
    Abstract: A sheet system having a primary sheet adapted to fit around a mattress and a secondary sheet for attaching atop the primary sheet. The primary sheet has a protective layer disposed between the top and bottom surfaces for providing moisture protection, and the secondary sheet has a protective layer disposed between the top and bottom surfaces for providing moisture protection. A plurality of attachment means connect the sheets together temporarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Sean A. Richards
  • Patent number: 8020226
    Abstract: A crib safety sheet and separable blanket with a sheet portion for selectively removing at least the blanket from the sheet, when the sheet is attached to a sleep surface. The separable blanket defining at least two edges for wrapping the blanket about an infant. The blanket may be removed from the sheet by separating the blanket, or by separating a sheet material portion attached to the blanket, from the sheet covering the sleep surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Safety Roo, Inc.
    Inventor: Jo-Ann Landry
  • Patent number: 7930779
    Abstract: A mattress cover for covering a portion of a mattress that generally has a top surface and a plurality of side panels. The mattress cover generally comprises a waterproof cover, a fabric cover and at least one fastener to secure the fabric cover to the waterproof cover. The waterproof cover has at least one waterproof layer or portion for covering at least a portion of the top surface of the mattress. The at least one waterproof layer or portion has a plurality of edges. The fabric cover is removably securable to the waterproof cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Albert Abraham Marrache
  • Patent number: 7886385
    Abstract: A quilted zoned topper formed with a quilted panel and a memory foam is disclosed. The quilted panel has a ticking material, a backing material, and a support material having a degree of compression provided between the ticking and backing materials. The ticking material, the support material and the backing material all are quilted together by a stitching pattern providing an increased amount of stitching in a center section of the quilted panel than adjacent head and foot sections of the quilted panel such that the support material pre-compresses in the center section thereby defining a pocket. The memory foam is provided in the pocket. A mattress provided with the quilted zoned topper is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Eclipse International
    Inventor: Stuart Scott Carlitz
  • Patent number: 7849533
    Abstract: An occupant transfer device 34 for use on a host mattress 20 having a top side 22 and a flank 24 is in the form of a fitted sheet. The device has a top 36 for covering the top side of the mattress and a skirt 38 extending from the top. The top and skirt each have an occupant side 40, 44 and a mattress side 42, 46. Substantially all of the mattress side of the top exhibits relatively low friction; the occupant side of at least the top exhibits relatively higher friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Joseph Receveur, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Frederick Herman
  • Publication number: 20100293717
    Abstract: A quilted zoned topper formed with a quilted panel and a memory foam is disclosed. The quilted panel has a ticking material, a backing material, and a support material having a degree of compression provided between the ticking and backing materials. The ticking material, the support material and the backing material all are quilted together by a stitching pattern providing an increased amount of stitching in a center section of the quilted panel than adjacent head and foot sections of the quilted panel such that the support material pre-compresses in the center section thereby defining a pocket. The memory foam is provided in the pocket. A mattress provided with the quilted zoned topper is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: ECLIPSE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Stuart Scott Carlitz
  • Publication number: 20100281614
    Abstract: The Smart Zipper is designed to seal off all openings for bugs to escape from. The encasements come with a 3 sided zipper that come around and ends at the extended zipper part. The extended zipper is about 5 5/12 inches and has an extra lining inside to eliminate all spaces. Attached to the zipper extension is Velcro that folds in half to create a blockage in the path way. The concept in the design was to leave no passage way but eliminating all the free space and also add the seal wall for guaranteed protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jee Sun Park
  • Patent number: 7827633
    Abstract: A bed clothing assembly for a mattress including a mattress band and a unitary sheet assembly that is removably attachable to the mattress band for attaching and changing bedding. The mattress band encircles the sidewall of the mattress, and includes upper and lower edge portions that extending inwardly and continuously around the peripheral edges of the top and bottom surfaces of the mattress, respectively, when the mattress band is installed on the mattress. The unitary sheet assembly includes a bottom sheet and top sheet connected together as one unit. A plurality of fasteners around the bottom sheet permit the detachable securment of the bottom sheet to the mattress band to facilitate placing the unitary sheet assembly on the mattress. This particular construction and arrangement is advantageous to a person that is physically disabled and permits easy changing of bedding without having to lift the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Barbara Taylor
  • Patent number: 7810184
    Abstract: The fitted sheet system is adapted for ship bunk systems and comprises either a single flat sheet or two single sheets sewn together. The sheet includes two opposed top ends and two opposed sides. The opposed ends include hospital corners to provide a tight fit. The top sheet is sewn along a side edge of the bottom sheet and is adapted to fold over the mattress top. Four equally spaced matching slots, two on each longitudinal side, are disposed on the bottom edges of the two sides for receiving straps. Alternatively, straps are provided at the bottom of the sheet for tightening the sheet over the mattress. A pillowcase is attached to the sheet. A decorative hem displaying a logo is disposed on the fitted sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Kathleen McCollum
  • Publication number: 20100223726
    Abstract: A flexible system is provided for surrounding a perimeter and covering a top surface of a mattress. The flexible system supports one or more appendage(s) of a character. The flexible system includes a textile or fabric frame for covering portions of a head side, a foot side and intermediate sides of the mattress. The textile or fabric frame forms an opening around a portion of a top surface of the mattress, where the opening has an inner peripheral edge. The flexible system further includes a cover sheet positioned over the top surface, and having an outer peripheral edge that is removably attached to the inner peripheral edge of the opening of the frame. The appendage(s) of the character are supported on the textile or fabric frame at one or more of the head side, the foot side and the intermediate sides of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Jeremy Maloney
  • Patent number: 7725966
    Abstract: A temperature controlled stroller blanket for controlling the ambient temperature around a child in a stroller is disclosed. The blanket is configured to be placed beneath the child within the stroller compartment. The blanket is constructed with a plurality of sealable pockets. The pockets are sized to receive and hold temperature packs for producing heat or extracting heat (cooling). The blanket also preferably includes a plurality of slits configured to permit passage of the straps of the stroller harness system to secure the child in the stroller. The temperature packs act to warm or cool the ambient air around the child, creating a comfortable environment within the stroller compartment. Once the packs expire, they may be removed and recharged or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: The Jimmy, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Prater, Christel L. Prater
  • Patent number: 7703156
    Abstract: A side cover apparatus includes an electric mat, a curtain-type side cover attached to an outer periphery of the electric mat, and a contracting portion disposed on an inner periphery of the side cover. The side cover conceals side surfaces of the electric mat and a bed mattress such that the combination of the electric mat and the bed mattress appears as if the combination is a single bed mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Myoung Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 7698757
    Abstract: A fitted sheet for a mattress comprises a rectangular panel of knit material having a central rectangular area extending from one end of said panel to the other end thereof. Side margins flank the central area, and folded under said central area and joined thereto by seams extending across each end of the central rectangular area. The sheet is characterized in that the seams at each end of said central rectangular area are arcuate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Robert J. Macdonald
  • Patent number: 7673354
    Abstract: A resting method and apparatus for a young child. The young child can be either a newborn, infant, or toddler. The resting apparatus will attach to a cushion such as a mattress, or other back supporting device which is generally associated with a crib or other child's sleeping environmental structure. The resting apparatus has a base sheet or cover which attaches to the cushion. On top of the base cover is attached a pouch section. The pouch section is sized to allow the child to fit comfortably within the interior of the pouch from the child's neck to the child's feet. The pouch fits securely against the outer surface area of the child. The child is laid on its back within the pouch. The arms and legs are held in longitudinal alignment within the pouch. The pouch is designed to restrain the child from overturning from its back position to a front facing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Sarath Fader