And Protector Therefor Patents (Class 5/501)
  • Patent number: 9095230
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Sysco Guest Supply
    Inventors: David Shattuck, Richard Barter
  • Patent number: 9089228
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sysco Guest Supply
    Inventors: David Shattuck, Richard Barter
  • 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: 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: 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: 8689375
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein generally relate to a system and method for joining a detachable fabric sheet to a cover through the use of one or more corresponding fastening or temporary joining mechanisms located on the cover and fabric sheet. In an embodiment, the cover includes one or more mechanisms to align and/or secure a filling material to the cover, as well as one or more fastening or temporary joining mechanisms for attaching the detachable fabric sheet to the cover. Methods and systems are provided for detachably joining the fabric sheet to the cover, for creating a multi-layer unit of a cover and detachable sheets, as well as for aligning and securing the filler to the cover. A method is also provided for manufacturing the integrated bedding cover system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Emily Stinchcomb
  • Patent number: 8656534
    Abstract: A laminated bed covering has a puncture resistant outer layer, a waterproof but water vapor permeable central layer and an inner layer, the entire structure protecting the bed and bed clothing from dog claws, pet urine, and pet odors while providing a comfortable sleeping environment to the bed's occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Canning
  • Patent number: 8646133
    Abstract: A duvet cover (10) including an envelope portion (20) substantially closable for enveloping a duvet to shield the duvet from soiling. The envelope portion (120) is removable from the duvet for laundering. The duvet cover further includes a sheet portion (30) attachable to the envelope portion (20) to underlie the envelope portion (20) to shield the underside (21) of the envelope portion (20) from soiling. The sheet portion (30) is removable from the envelope portion (20) for laundering. There is also provided a method of minimizing duvet cover laundering requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Helen Jane Tepper
  • Patent number: 8549682
    Abstract: A duvet cover assembly includes a duvet and duvet cover that appear like a traditional duvet and duvet cover but are connected into a single unit that is entirely machine washable. The duvet cover assembly prevents the duvet from clumping or pooling within the duvet. The duvet cover assembly is useable in home and commercial (e.g. hotel) settings. The duvet cover assembly improves hygiene and shortens the time taken for changing the bedding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Madeleine K. Low
  • Patent number: 8458832
    Abstract: A novel duvet having two or more sealable side edges, wherein the inside corners of the duvet may further comprise a clip to hold the comforter in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Shirley Krishna
  • 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: 8347430
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Sam Malouf, Kacie Malouf, Nat Holfeltz
  • Publication number: 20120297541
    Abstract: An interactive, customizable bedding ensemble system, with components constructed from a pants-like design concept that are used in conjunction with each other to form a system whereby parents and children can interact with the bedding ensemble system to educate, stimulate, develop, and train children in a variety of basic skills, and wherein these components incorporate design elements providing options whereby user can continuously customize the appearance of the bedding ensemble system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Marcum Brown
  • Patent number: 8245334
    Abstract: A duvet cover (10) comprising a pair of pouches (30, 40) joined by an upper duvet cover body (20). Each pouch is arranged to accommodate a duvet and has an area (35, 45) free from the upper duvet cover body towards the centre of the duvet cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Grahame Keith Cohen
  • Patent number: 8230537
    Abstract: A bedding top cover that defines a woven fabric that is ordinarily white or substantially white in color and has an alternate colored, textured, and/or patterned area or band purposefully located near the foot end of the bedding top cover and which is woven, via colored, textured, and/or patterned yarns, integrally with the top cover fabric. This simulated alternate colored, textured, and/or patterned area appears in many respects to be a bed scarf and serves the same aesthetic and protective functions of a separate piece of fabric. In one example, the simulated bed scarf is multicolored and the remainder of the bedding top cover is white.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stewart, Saravan Muthanandam
  • Publication number: 20120167307
    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: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Petra J. MICHAEL
  • Publication number: 20110314605
    Abstract: An assembly is provided and may include a cover defining an enclosed inner space accessible through an opening for selectively receiving a comforter including at least one side having a pair of flaps. The assembly may further include at least one first retaining mechanism disposed between the pair of flaps to selectively position the comforter relative to the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: CHEZ DUVET, INC.
    Inventor: Emi Deguchi
  • Publication number: 20110283453
    Abstract: A duvet cover assembly includes a duvet and duvet cover that appear like a traditional duvet and duvet cover but are connected into a single unit that is entirely machine washable. The duvet cover assembly prevents the duvet from clumping or pooling within the duvet. The duvet cover assembly is useable in home and commercial (e.g. hotel) settings. The duvet cover assembly improves hygiene and shortens the time taken for changing the bedding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Madeleine K. Low
  • Patent number: 7945978
    Abstract: A duvet and duvet cover combination where the duvet is arranged to be placed inside the duvet cover, where the duvet includes an integrated substantially rectangular extension part having a first long side attached to the duvet, and a second long side divided up in two parts that are separated by an aperture which extends essentially centered and over at least half the distance between the second long side and the first long side The duvet includes straps arranged in corners of the extension part and the duvet cover includes through holes arranged in corners of the extension part. The straps are arranged to be passed through the holes on the upper side and the under side of the extension part of the duvet cover whereafter they may to be tied together to keep the extension part of the duvet safely in place inside the extension part of the duvet cover, whereby the shoulders and arms of a user may be kept warm by the extension parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Eliza Brandt
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110041247
    Abstract: An allergen-barrier bedding cover made of polyurethane coated cover fabric, which is waterproof yet permeable to water vapor, reduces contamination of bedding, and blocks dust mites and other allergens, and can be washable. The outer face of cover fabric is non-allergic cotton, nano fiber, or Lyocell, and the inner face of cover fabric is coated with polyurethane. The closure is formed with a zipper, of which the back is coated with polyurethane in order to seal the needle holes of the seams sewing zipper tapes and teeth together, and the gap between teeth is less than 0.01 mm to prevent dust mites from passing through it, and the width of the zipper chain is less than 4 mm. A patch coated with polyurethane is attached inwardly at the end of the zipper, where the zipper is closed, to prevent dust mites from passing through the zipper slider. The needle holes of the seams not only between cover fabrics but also between cover fabrics and zipper tapes of the closure are sealed with seam sealing tapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Hyungsang Moon
  • Publication number: 20110035881
    Abstract: A duvet cover (10) comprising a pair of pouches (30, 40) joined by an upper duvet cover body (20). Each pouch is arranged to accommodate a duvet and has an area (35, 45) free from the upper duvet cover body towards the centre of the duvet cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Grahame Keith Cohen
  • Publication number: 20110023235
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved removable cover for a duvet, comforter, or other bedding material that includes an opening along at least two adjacent sides that may further include a hidden closure mechanism running along the length of the opening, and a method for effectively arranging and enclosing the bedding material within the removable cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: The Mitchell Gold Co
    Inventor: Mitchell S. GOLD
  • Publication number: 20110016631
    Abstract: A bedding top cover that defines a woven fabric that is ordinarily white or substantially white in color and has an alternate colored, textured, and/or patterned area or band purposefully located near the foot end of the bedding top cover and which is woven, via colored, textured, and/or patterned yarns, integrally with the top cover fabric. This simulated alternate colored, textured, and/or patterned area appears in many respects to be a bed scarf and serves the same aesthetic and protective functions of a separate piece of fabric. In one example, the simulated bed scarf is multicolored and the remainder of the bedding top cover is white.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: STANDARD TEXTILE CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Stewart, Saravan Muthanandam
  • Publication number: 20100186167
    Abstract: A device (10) to assist a user in fitting a duvet cover about a duvet is disclosed. The device (10) has a strap (11) which is adjustable in length and is able to be fitted onto or around a head frame of a bed. Gripping means (17A,B) to grip an edge of a duvet and a duvet cover to facilitate fitment, are provided. One or more portions of the device (10) can be elasticated or formed of resilient material to enable the device (10) to be stretched to sufficient size to pass over the head frame, the tension in the material causing the device to grip the head frame. The gripping means (17A,B) can be mounted on slidable mounts (34A-C) to enable the distance between the gripping means (17A,B) to be varied, enabling the device (10) to handle duvet covers of different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Elizabeth Norys Leer
  • Publication number: 20100064436
    Abstract: A duvet and duvet cover combination where the duvet is arranged to be placed inside the duvet cover, where the duvet includes an integrated substantially rectangular extension part having a first long side attached to the duvet, and a second long side divided up in two parts that are separated by an aperture which extends essentially centered and over at least half the distance between the second long side and the first long side The duvet includes straps arranged in corners of the extension part and the duvet cover includes through holes arranged in corners of the extension part. The straps are arranged to be passed through the holes on the upper side and the under side of the extension part of the duvet cover whereafter they may to be tied together to keep the extension part of the duvet safely in place inside the extension part of the duvet cover, whereby the shoulders and arms of a user may be kept warm by the extension parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Eliza Brandt
  • Publication number: 20100050341
    Abstract: A duvet cover (10) including an envelope portion (20) substantially closable for enveloping a duvet to shield the duvet from soiling. The envelope portion (120) is removable from the duvet for laundering. The duvet cover further includes a sheet portion (30) attachable to the envelope portion (20) to underlie the envelope portion (20) to shield the underside (21) of the envelope portion (20) from soiling. The sheet portion (30) is removable from the envelope portion (20) for laundering. There is also provided a method of minimising duvet cover laundering requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Helen Jane Tepper
  • Patent number: 7624460
    Abstract: Disclosed is a comforter cover having a sleeve and one or more end caps. The sleeve can have one or two open ends and the comforter can be received into the sleeve through one of the open ends. The end cap or end caps can be fittable over the sleeve and comforter to close the open end or ends of the sleeve. A fastening system can fasten the end cap or end caps to the sleeve. The fastening system can be provided by buttons attached to the comforter which button through buttonholes in the sleeve and end caps, or by closable fasteners passing through openings in the sleeve, the end caps and also in the comforter, or other suitable fastening devices. The comforter cover can protect the comforter against wear and tear, promotes cleanliness, can seal in an esthetic manner and lends itself to a variety of ornamentation and visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventors: Michael J. Maimone, Jaydine M. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 7543344
    Abstract: A cover includes an enclosure for a heating blanket which is formed between an upper sheet bonded to a lower sheet of the cover. An opening for the enclosure is formed by a panel of the upper sheet which is separable from the lower sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical and Design LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Keith J. Leland, Thomas F. Neils
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080060132
    Abstract: An easily laundered one piece sofa protector and bedding substitute for couches and sofas providing a retention means for the bottom sofa cushions. Retention means is provided by a fitted sheet type element conjoined to a flat sheet in such a way to stay in place while the sofa occupant sleeps. Alternately, the flat sheet may be pulled away from the fitted sheet and laid against the back sofa cushions to protect them from soiling. Additionally, a sewn in pouch for the temporary retention of a typical throw pillow is provided so that the throw pillow may be used as a sleeping pillow without soiling the surface of the throw pillow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Kenneth Clark Bradford
  • Publication number: 20080016619
    Abstract: A comforter set includes a comforter piece having a peripheral edge, a comforter bag, and a fastening arrangement. The comforter bag has two cover layers overlapping to form a receiving cavity and an attachment edge. The fastening arrangement includes a plurality of first fasteners spacedly provided along an outer side of the peripheral edge of the comforter piece, and a plurality of second fasteners spacedly provided along an inner side of the attachment edge, wherein the second fasteners are detachably fastened with the first fasteners respectively to fittingly retain the comforter piece in the receiving cavity of the comforter bag at a position that the attachment edge is alignedly covered on the peripheral edge in an edge-to-edge manner to substantially pull the peripheral edge close to the attachment edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Henry Chuang
  • Patent number: 7290381
    Abstract: An allergen-barrier fabric includes a tightly-constructed fabric substrate, woven from 0 to 45% continuous synthetic filament yarns and 55 to 100% natural or synthetic spun yarns. The fabric substrate is finished to produce a fabric with a mean pore size of 4 to 10 microns, an air permeability of 0.5-25 cfm, a mean fabric flexibility of 0.5 to 6.5 grams (bending resistance), and a moisture vapor permeability in excess of 800 g/m2/24 hours. This fabric provides a barrier to mite-induced allergen particles. Various additional finishes can be included on the fabric. For example, an antimicrobial finish may be provided on the fabric to extend fabric wearlife by providing protection against mold and mildew. As another alternative, a fluorochemical finish can be provided to extend fabric wearlife by providing protection against fluid stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin Smith, III, Charles Woody Duckett
  • Patent number: 7249389
    Abstract: A duvet sleeve for covering and securing a duvet. The duvet sleeve is generally rectangular and includes two openings on opposite sides of the duvet sleeve. The presence of two openings instead of the typical one opening allows one person to change the duvet inside the duvet sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Inventor: Jennifer Russell
  • Patent number: 7191478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sleeping device, such as a pillow, mattress or quilt, wherein the sleeping device is adapted to be used by a person during rest and comprises a first layer of a material having temperature regulating properties and a second layer of down filling. By using a material with temperature regulating properties together with a layer of down filling, very good properties of minimizing temperature variations are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Quilts of Denmark A/S
    Inventor: Hans Erik Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7181790
    Abstract: A protective cover for a comforter has a bottom face and a top face which form a flexible woven fabric envelope. The cover is formed from a single-piece envelope including an edge which is at least partly closed in a permanent manner and three edges having fast opening and closing devices allowing the two faces of the envelope to be partly separated in order for the comforter to be placed on one of the faces of the envelope, so that the comforter is covered by the other face and at least two edges of the faces are joined with the aid of the fast opening and closing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: José Wirtz
  • Patent number: 7111345
    Abstract: A quilt has a quilt cover and a quilt body for use therein. The quilt cover has top and bottom panels, several peripheral openings between the top and bottom panels, and a pair of co-operable top and bottom snap fasteners at each opening on the top and bottom panels, respectively. The quilt body has peripheral parts adjacent the openings when the quilt body is used inside the quilt cover. Each peripheral part is engageable by the respective pair of snap fasteners to hold the quilt body in position relative to the quilt cover. Each peripheral part has a hole through the quilt body through which the respective snap fasteners fasten together, thereby holding the peripheral part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Hotung Investments Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheung Wing Hui
  • Patent number: 6446284
    Abstract: An improved structure for a 4-in-1 comforter assembly comprises a top cover, a comforter, a frame cover, a bottom cover and fastening means that connect the top cover, the comforter, the frame cover and the bottom cover together. The structure allows one to readily replace any of the top cover, the comforter, the frame cover and the bottom cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Chu Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 6237171
    Abstract: A bedsheet and blanket combination includes a generally planar undersheet sized to be rested upon an otherwise conventional mattress together with a pocket cover sized to cover approximately half of the undersheet. The pocket cover is joined along three sides to the underlying portion of the undersheet to form a pocket having an open portion. The open portion may be provided at the top, bottom, outer side, or inner side of the pocket cover. A blanket formed of a insulative material is removably received within the pocket by insertion through the pocket opening. During laundering, the blanket is removed from the pocket leaving the pocket cover and undersheet to be easily washed in accordance with conventional laundering techniques. In alternate embodiments shown, a second pocket is provided which facilitates independent blanket support upon the undersheet to accommodate user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Mardi Allen
  • Patent number: 6174584
    Abstract: A washable cover for mattresses and like objects, that is made from textile material and includes a water vapor permeable, allergen- and waterproof barrier layer, and an outer material. The cover includes at least one additional textile fabric and a voluminous batting at least 3 mm thick. The batting is arranged between the outer material and additional textile fabric. The outer material, batting, and additional textile fabric are joined together at least pointwise by threads. The barrier layer is laminated onto the additional textile fabric at least pointwise after the latter is joined to the outer material and batting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignees: Rudolf Neu GmbH, Sympatex Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Keller, Eugeniusz Maderek
  • Patent number: 6052846
    Abstract: A method of providing and maintaining a plurality of clean, sanitary bedspreads for a hostelry having sleeping accommodations for a plurality of guests. The method includes providing a plurality of bedspreads, and each bedspread includes (i) a removable liner having an insulating core and two outer layers where each outer layer is a nonabsorbent, flame retardant material, and (ii) an outer shell having two outer layers defining a pocket therebetween for removably receiving the liner. The outer shell is closed at one end and has a fastener, preferably a zipper that is enclosed and hidden by a zipper fold, along the other three sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Inventors: Kamal C. Patel, Rajesh Shah
  • Patent number: 6017601
    Abstract: An improved allergen-barrier cover for completely surrounding an allergen-carrier article, such as bedding, is provided. The cover is formed from a multilayer fabric such as an SMS fabric that allows passage of air, but blocks the passage of allergens and liquid water. This fabric is formed into an enclosure by thermally welding any seams necessary to provide a enclosure which completely encases the allergen-carrier article except for an opening sufficient to allow insertion of the allergen-carrier article into the enclosure. The cover also includes a closure in the form of a plastic seal made up of two portions: a first portion having at least two parallel ridges spaced apart from one another by a first distance and a second portion comprising at least two parallel grooves spaced apart from one another by the same distance as the parallel ridges and sized to receive the at least two parallel ridges in sealing engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Inventor: Allan D. Amsel
  • Patent number: 5836023
    Abstract: A detachable and interchangeable decorative trim strip for comforters, quilts, and the like includes a decorative non-linearly patterned edge. The trim strip is removably fastened to the underside of the comforter and folded over the comforter's edge so that a decorative portion of the trim strip overlies the top side of the comforter. In a bedding arrangement, the comforter has an edge portion which substantially overlies an edge of the top surface of a bed, and the trim strip substantially completely covers the edge portion of the comforter. In an interior design system, the trim strip includes a rod pocket, and the trim strip may either be fastened to the comforter by means of removable fasteners or slipped over a horizontal rod to effect window treatment, wall treatment, or shower enclosure treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Lou Ann Elizabeth Stone Munson
  • Patent number: 5688538
    Abstract: Synthetic foam compressed between a pattern roller and a smooth compression roller is driven against a cutting edge closely adjacent and tangent to the pattern surface but spaced from the compression roller to reproduce a three dimensional pattern roller surface on the foam sheet. Three dimensional patterns of arbitrary geometries including sharp edged, flat surfaced geometric solids can be reproduced on a foam surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Foamex L.P.
    Inventors: Arthur Barr, Lewis Sturgill, Jose De Jesus Munoz Contreras
  • Patent number: 5655241
    Abstract: A mattress cover assembly for use with a zoned posturized mattress includes a cover with a stretchable top panel and a topper pad, lying generally loosely on the cover top panel. The mattress cover and topper pad are constructed so as to permit the direct application of and distribution of pressure from atop the mattress through the covering topper pad and cover and into the resilient mattress core without significant distortion of that pressure or weight and particularly without distortion which is not only caused by hammocking of the cover fabric or covering pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Larry Higgins, Earl W. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5537952
    Abstract: An improved pet sheet bed cover is provided for a bed having bedding on a mattress sitting on a box spring, which consists of a component for protecting the bedding from being soiled by a pet, such as from hairs, urine, feces, vomit and other animal debris. The protecting component is a bed covering fabricated out of waterproof and soil proof flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Inventor: Joseph T. Devlin
  • Patent number: 5475881
    Abstract: A zoned posturized mattress which is longitudinally zoned to have at least three, and preferably four, zones of differing resistance to vertical deflection over the surface of the mattress comprises a resilient mattress core and a unique mattress cover. The mattress cover includes a covering topper pad so constructed as to permit the direct application of and distribution of pressure from atop the mattress through the covering topper pad and into the resilient core without significant distortion of that pressure or weight and particularly without distortion which is normally caused by hammocking of the fabric or covering pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Larry Higgins, Earl W. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5321861
    Abstract: A protective cover for upholstered or padded articles such as bedding is made from a microporous ultrafilter material having a pore size of less than 0.0005 mm, to suppress passage of fecal particles produced by house dust mites. To prevent particles from bypassing the ultrafilter material, the seams of the cover are welded, and its opening is sealed by a resealable fastener, such as a zip-fastener, covered with an adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Inventors: Elizabeth Dancey, Ernest J. Dancey
  • Patent number: 5315726
    Abstract: A convertible furniture assembly for use on a support surface by one or two humans with backs and buttocks. The assembly includes a framework adapted to rest upon the support surface and first and second sections with proximal and distal end portions disposed on the framework. Hinge assemblies forming a pivot interconnect the proximal end portions so that the first and second sections form buttocks and back supports respectively for the humans. Arm assemblies are mounted on the framework for raising and lowering the distal end portions of the sections independent of each other about the pivot of the hinge assemblies. The sections can be moved from a coplanar and substantially horizontal position resting upon the framework, where they can form at least a part of a bed, to positions at which they are disposed at an angle with respect to each other, where they form at least a part of a lounge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Inventor: Martin Borenstein
  • Patent number: 5243725
    Abstract: The comforters of the invention comprise fabrics filled with down or synthetic material. In one embodiment of the invention, intended for winter use, the comforters are stitched diagonally across, between its four opposing corners, and are also diagonally stitched between the midpoints of its adjacent edges, thereby providing 4-large diamond-shaped sections and producing five connecting interstices. In a second embodiment, intended for spring and summer use, the comforters are additionally stitched from one edge to its opposing edge, to intersect the five connecting interstices, thereby dividing the 4-diamond-shaped sections in half. In a third embodiment, intended for summer use, the comforters are further stitched between its remaining two edges, also to intersect the five connecting interstices, and dividing the original diamond-shaped sections in half once again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Inventor: Susan Fowler
  • Patent number: 5017628
    Abstract: A self-leveling silicone composition, which is useful as a sealant in contact with asphalt, cures upon exposure to moisture in the atmosphere to an elastomer having an elongation of at least 1200 percent, and a modulus at both 50 and 100 percent elongation of less than 25 pounds per square inch. The composition consists essentially of a hydroxyl endblocked polydiorganosiloxane, non-acidic, non-reinforcing treated filler, diacetamido functional silane, aminoxysilicon crosslinking compound, and non-reactive silicone fluid diluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Dietlein