To Support Or Attach Bedclothes Patents (Class 5/504.1)
  • Patent number: 9404818
    Abstract: A pressure sensor carrier system of fasteners is provided for conveniently and removably attaching a pressure sensor carrier to the top surface of a bed mattress in a manner that minimizes stress concentrations, wrinkles and folds in the carrier. The carrier includes pliable elastic straps at each corner and articulated semi-rigid flaps at each longitudinal side. The tension in the elastic straps and the position of the articulated flaps are independently adjustable to accommodate mattresses of different dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Xsensor Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre Hart, Larry Reid, Bruce Malkinson
  • Patent number: 8950025
    Abstract: A device for securing a pillow or other support to a bed includes a pocket configured to receive a pillow insert, a tail comprising a proximal end and a distal end with the tail connected to the pocket at the proximal end. The device further includes a retention element located near the distal end of the tail. The retention element is further configured to retain the pillow insert relative to the bed by tucking the retention element under the mattress of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mitchell V Kaminski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8856985
    Abstract: A connector system includes at least one mattress connector that is coupled to a mattress. The mattress connectors are coupled at the head end and at the foot end of the mattress. A topper connector is coupled to a topper at a head end and a foot end of the topper. A plurality of straps are employed to couple the mattress to the topper, with the straps being coupled to the mattress connectors and the proper connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Denver Mattress Co. LLC
    Inventors: Bob Rensink, Jonathan Amendola
  • Patent number: 8800079
    Abstract: Bed cover holders having first sections that slide under and between a mattress and a box spring and second sections including upturned ends that are slidably secured to the first sections permitting the holder to telescope between extended and retracted positions are described. The upturned ends of the holders are positioned flush against the end of the mattress when retracted. The holders can be extended to form a shelf where bedding including pillows can be placed when the bed is in use. In at least one variation, the first and second sections comprise nesting tubular structures to facilitate the telescoping arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Doreen Eubank
  • Patent number: 8745787
    Abstract: A sheet anchoring system is provided to restrain the periphery of a fitted sheet on a bed, where the sheet anchoring system includes a plurality of pivotable clips each having a first end and a second end with engaging friction surfaces to grasp between the surfaces a portion of the periphery of the sheet without the need for a spring or other force-biasing mechanism. The second end also has engaging surfaces forced into engagement by the weight of the mattress on top of the second end when the second end is placed between the mattress and a box spring below the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan Richard Heimlich
  • Patent number: 8689374
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a bed clip system includes a female clip having an inlet, a male clip having a plug that is configured to be removably coupled to the inlet, and a strap coupled to at least one of the female clip and male clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Rudd
  • Patent number: 8528133
    Abstract: A bedmaking system for a bed with a base mattress has a flexible topping mattress; two fastening feet; an U-shaped brace defined by two parallel arms and a bar connecting the arms. The arms are each pivotly mounted to a fastening foot for pivoting around a common axis between a normal position and an assisting position. The bar extends along the first length edge of the topping mattress and is mounted to said first length edge. The second length edge of the topping mattress extends along the second length side of the base mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: OSIB IP Holdings Ltd
    Inventor: Izaak Van Houte
  • Publication number: 20130185869
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a bed clip system includes a female clip having an inlet, a male clip having a plug that is configured to be removably coupled to the inlet, and a strap coupled to at least one of the female clip and male clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: STEVEN RUDD
  • Patent number: 8429773
    Abstract: Suspender-type strap members for securing sheets and bedding to mattress and the like. The ends of the strap members have fasteners for securing the strap members to the sheet or bedding. The strap members can also be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Sal Herman
  • Patent number: 8321975
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bed sheet and to an apparatus for securing a bed sheet or fitted sheet to a mattress. The bed sheet and apparatus, namely a bed sheet retainer set, preferably comprise a fitted bed sheet having four corners and a flat sheet. Both the fitted sheet and flat sheet are placed on a mattress above a box spring. The bed sheet retainer set preferably comprises a fitted sheet restrictor having cylinder with a slot and a base for placement between the mattress and box spring, four corner grips for use on the fitted sheet and two flat sheet grips for use with the flat sheet. The corner grips and flat sheet grips are preferably made of machine-washable foam with a rougher surface. The corner grips preferably each have a semi-circular base and a rounded corner wall. The flat sheet grips preferably have an hour-glass shape and rounded edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy A. Lindberg, Alicia Lindberg
  • Patent number: 8316486
    Abstract: A plurality of hollow tubular frame members interconnected by a single internal elastic retaining member that ensures each frame member aligns relative to each remaining frame member in a manner that only one arrangement of frame members is possible when assembled. To assemble, the frame members interconnect forming a three-dimensional frame suitable for supporting a bed cover. The frame members are held in tension by the internal retaining member. The frame members interlock via an insert device between adjacent frame members. The entire assembly interlocks and selectively decouples for disassembly. When disassembled, the entire assembly lies relatively flat, which enables a compact design suitable for packaging, transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Tipperreiter
  • Patent number: 8074307
    Abstract: An air circulation unit introduces air into a space under the bed cover from a foot-end of a bed. The air circulation unit includes an assembly for suspending the bed cover so that an occupant or occupants of the bed are partially relieved of the full weight of the bed cover. In use, the unit serves to introduce air which may be heated or cooled or at ambient temperature into the space under the bed cover and so circulate air over the occupant or occupants of the bed to keep the occupant or occupants as comfortable as possible during sleep despite surrounding conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: David Derek Grant Spratley
  • Patent number: 7996938
    Abstract: The lift is attachable to a foot end of a bed beneath a mattress. Elongate arms extend up from a base portion of the lift. Sheets or other bed covers are supported above an upper end of the elongate arms to define a clearance space beneath the upper ends of the elongate arms. The elongate arms are preferably provided as a pair of first arms and a pair of second arms which can be moved from a lowered position to a raised position by action of a driver. When the arms are raised the clearance space keeps the bed covers off of feet of a user resting on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: Robert L. Calmes, George W. Burger
  • Patent number: 7874029
    Abstract: A retractable toe tent device is provided to elevate the covers at the foot of the bed so that a person may sleep comfortably without the weight of the covers on their feet, thereby preventing pain or discomfort in their toes, feet, ankles, or knees. The device is comprised of a base and a telescoping support which can be raised while in use, or lowered while not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Alston
  • Patent number: 7698759
    Abstract: A bed sheet securing assembly includes a clamp that is removably attachable to a bed sheet. The clamp includes a first plate and a second plate. Each of the first and second plates has a first side, a second side, a back edge and a front edge. A biasing member is attached to each of the back edges of the plates and biases the first side of the first plate against the second side of the second plate. A tether is attached to the clamp. The tether is removably couplable to a bed on which the sheet is positioned. An opening apparatus is removably engaged with the clamp and is actuated to open the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Roger A. Frasier
  • Patent number: 7546649
    Abstract: A sheet securing apparatus includes an apparatus frame and a plurality of sheet engaging members adapted to detachably engage the apparatus frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: David A Fleming
  • Publication number: 20080244829
    Abstract: A mattress wrap set is disclosed, providing an easy way to cover a mattress with a sheet, and remove the sheet from the mattress. The mattress wrap set includes a wrap sheet to cover the sides of a mattress and having a top edge that is inelastic. The top edge includes four right-angled corners and is adapted to cover a periphery of the top of the mattress. The mattress wrap set further includes a top sheet to cover at least most of the top of the mattress, and a plurality of fasteners, with one fastener located at each right-angled corner to removably connect the top sheet to the wrap sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Yolanda Lopez-Rettew
  • Publication number: 20080104751
    Abstract: A bedding cover and sheet combination includes a bed cover positionable on a bed to cover a bed, a bed sheet to cover the bed, and fasteners adapted to removably attach the bed cover and bed sheet in generally overlying positional relation to each other for use to cover a bed to facilitate making up a bed without separately having to align the sheet and the cover and to hold the cover and sheet in relation to each other while a person sleeping in the bed is covered by the combination cover and sheet. A kit includes such bedding cover and bedding sheet with appropriate fasteners and also includes a fitted sheet of corresponding style to at least one of the bedding cover and bedding sheet. A method of covering a bed includes placing on the bed a bed cover and bed sheet combination having the bed cover and the bed sheet fastened together in generally parallel overlying relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Laurel Friedland
  • Publication number: 20080040859
    Abstract: The invention discloses differing embodiments of apparatus, and methods for their use, which are designed to aide in lifting bed mattresses and tucking in bed covers. In some embodiments, kits are disclosed which include wedge apparatus for lifting bed mattresses, and tuck apparatus for tucking in bed covers. In other embodiments, wedge apparatus for lifting portions of bed mattresses are disclosed. In still other embodiments, tuck apparatus for tucking in bed covers are provided. Additional embodiments disclose methods for using the kits, wedge apparatus, and tuck apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Carisa Harris-Adamson, Elizabeth Sakaldasis, Susan Schafer, Bradley Duvernay, Esther Soria Sonson, Gaye Frisby, Thomas Blundell
  • Publication number: 20080005837
    Abstract: An adaptable foot warmer having adjustable pocket depth and foot capacity is provided. The adaptable foot warmer has detachable means for securing the foot warmer to a bed mattress and may be adapted to a blanket when desired. In addition the detachable means allows for the foot warmer to be used other than on a mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Mary G. Sylvia
  • Patent number: 7281282
    Abstract: A device for supporting blankets on a bed, for creating a space to provide room for a person's feet to be unconstricted and unbothered by the weight of the blankets. The device may include a base member for positioning between a mattress and box springs in a conventional bed. A pair of side supports may be joined to the base member on opposite sides of the bed. The side supports may include telescoping members that may be adjusted in length and locked in place in raised or lowered positions. A rail may be joined to the side supports to extend across the bed such that blankets on the bed may be draped over the rail. When the side supports are in a raised position, a space may be provided for the persons feet, whereas when the side supports are lowered, the device may be virtually undetectable under the blankets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Paul E. Huber
  • Patent number: 7152260
    Abstract: A holding appliance for use in bedding, includes a belt adapted to be wound around a bottom surface of a bed, two hook devices provided at both terminals of the belt, and two fastening devices for holding and fastening portions of a periphery of the bedding, the fastening devices being adapted to be caught by the hook devices. In accordance with an embodiment of this invention, there is disclosed a holding appliance for use in bedding, that includes a hook member adapted to be interposed and located between a bed base and a mattress on the bed base, and a fastening device for holding and fastening a portion of a periphery of the bedding, the fastening device being adapted to be caught by the hooking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: OTA Kosan Corporation
    Inventor: Kinjiro Ota
  • Patent number: 7137159
    Abstract: A bedclothes support assembly maintains bedclothes in an elevated condition over the feet or other part of a person's anatomy. An upper member which extends across the mattress is supported at both ends above the selected part of the anatomy by upright members whose lower ends are supported by one of a variety of structures. The supporting structure may, for example, be a horizontal tongue extending from a horizontal member and abutting against the lower surface of the mattress, a floor mounted base or tubular cross-members with lengthwise slots for engagement on the frame of the bed. The upper horizontal member supports the bedclothes high enough to provide clearance between the bedclothes and the mattress for the selected portions of the anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Inventor: Christe W. Choate
  • Patent number: 7096527
    Abstract: A bedspread holder utilizing a series of U-shaped members to support a bedspread off of the ends of a bed with an actuation handle connected to a support leg. The support leg can be rotated from a storage position substantially in the same plane as the U-shaped support member to a use position substantially perpendicular to such support member plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Eagle Wire Works
    Inventor: James J. Malik
  • Patent number: 6895615
    Abstract: An in-bed toe tent frame designed to keep bedding off the toes of a person lying on his or her back on a standard bed. The frame includes a flat lower support frame which extends transversely across the bed between the mattress and box spring. The opposite ends of the lower support frame extend upward over the opposite sides of the mattress and selectively connect to two hub assemblies. The two hub assemblies hold an upper support frame in a transversely aligned, elevated position over the mattress. Bedding placed over the upper support frame is then elevated over the user's feet when sleeping. The hub assemblies allow the upper support frame to be adjusted to different heights to produce different tent sizes. The hubs also allow the upper support frame to be rotated toward the foot of the bed for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Dennis Paul Dilascio
  • Patent number: 6877175
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching a bed covering to a bed includes an elongated member having an anchor at one end and a connector at the other end. The elongated member is placed between the mattress and the box spring with the anchor at the head of the bed and the connector near the foot of the bed, the connector being attached to the bed covering. When pulled toward the foot of the bed, the anchor firmly wedges itself between the mattress and box spring preventing the connector from moving and thereby keeping the bed covering in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventors: Deidra B. Jeffries, Sandra B. Brazier
  • Patent number: 6836913
    Abstract: A bedding clamp for securing bedding such as a light blanket or sheet on a mattress at selected corners of a bed, which bedding clamp includes a pair of clamp members, each fitted with a clamp hinged to a clamp plate for clamping the bedding therebetween in a friction-fit and securing the bedding in place by means of a band connecting the clamp members and positioned beneath the corners of the mattress. In a preferred embodiment each clamp plate is characterized by a clamp hinged in a clamp opening in the clamp plate and shaped to define a resilient lobe to removably engage a corresponding receiver opening shaped in the clamp plate as the bedding is removably captured between the clamp and the receiver opening. The clamp members are typically connected by an elastic or resilient plastic band and may be quickly and easily manually opened and closed by means of clamp tabs to insert and remove the bedding from between the respective clamps and receiver openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventors: George S. Perrin, Richard A. Leschinski
  • Patent number: 6834403
    Abstract: A blanket elevation apparatus is provided for elevating bedding away from the feet of a bed occupant. The blanket elevation apparatus is functional with a traditional bed to adjustably position the bedding thereof relative to its associated mattress. The blanket elevation apparatus includes a base frame retainer adapted to be slidably positioned between the upper mattress and the lower box spring. A bedding elevator includes leg members which slidably engage a pair of leg tubes of the base frame retainer so as to support bedding in spaced relation to the upper mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Herron W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 6769143
    Abstract: A bedding storage container includes a pouch, and at least one strap attached to the pouch. The pouch has a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls thereby forming a storage area. The at least one strap adjustably attaches the pouch to a futon frame assembly. A lid is hingedly attached to the rear wall. The front wall has a lip as an upper edge thereof. The lid is selectably positionable over the lip. As desired, the lid has openings formed thereupon. The openings receive buttons attached to the front wall, thereby securing the container in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Preston O. Clarke
  • Patent number: 6704955
    Abstract: A method for attaching a bed covering to a bed includes: (a) providing a bed having a mattress disposed on top of a box spring, (b) providing a bed covering; (c) providing a device for attaching the bed covering to the bed, the device including: an elongated member having first and second ends; a connector attached to the first end; an anchor connected to the second end; (d) positioning the anchor so that it abuts at least one of the side wall of the mattress and the side wall of the box spring; (e) placing the elongated member between the mattress and the box spring; and, (f) attaching the connector to the bed covering, wherein the connector is sandwiched between the mattress and the box spring. In another embodiment, the box spring is replaced by a support surface. In another embodiment, the anchor has nubs which horizontally engage both the mattress and the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventors: Deidra B. Jeffries, Sandra B. Brazier
  • Patent number: 6668401
    Abstract: A foot free pillow for use on a bed comprising a pillow with a body portion having a wedge shaped cross section, a tapered point formed at the apex of said triangular wedge shaped cross section, said tapered point conforming to the contours of the periphery of a mattress. Also a protrusion can be attached to the body portion at the vertex of the wedge shaped cross section, wherein said protrusion forms a notch allowing said protrusion to be secured against a sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Oren Waters
  • Publication number: 20030150056
    Abstract: A bedding storage container includes a pouch, and at least one strap attached to the pouch. The pouch has a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls thereby forming a storage area. The at least one strap adjustably attaches the pouch to a futon frame assembly. A lid is hingedly attached to the rear wall. The front wall has a lip as an upper edge thereof. The lid is selectably positionable over the lip. As desired, the lid has openings formed thereupon. The openings receive buttons attached to the front wall, thereby securing the container in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Preston O. Clarke
  • Patent number: 6557194
    Abstract: A method for attaching a top bed covering to a bed, includes (a) providing a bed having a mattress disposed on top of a box spring, the mattress and box spring having adjacent side walls, (b) providing a top bed covering, (c) providing a device for attaching a bed covering to a bed, the device including: an elongated member having a first end and an opposite second end; a connector attached to the first end; an anchor connected to the second end; (d) positioning the anchor so that it simultaneously abuts the side walls of both the mattress and the box spring, (e) positioning the elongated member between the mattress and the box spring, and, (f) attaching the connector to the top bed covering. 1. In an alternative embodiment, the anchor has nubbed sides and is placed horizontally between the mattress and the box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventors: Deidra B. Jeffries, Sandra B. Brazier
  • Publication number: 20020138902
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for securing a bed linen proximate a mattress includes a planar member with at least one tapered portion that is adapted to receive a portion of a bed linen therein. In use, the bed linen is urged into the tapered portion and is secured thereto. The planar member is then rotated approximately 180 degrees and is placed under a corner of the mattress, thereby securing the corner of the linen in position under the mattress. Alternate embodiments for the planar member and for the tapered portion are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Bruce Allan Bennett
  • Patent number: 6457194
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for securing a bed linen proximate a mattress includes a planar member with at least one tapered portion that is adapted to receive a portion of a bed linen therein. In use, the bed linen is urged into the tapered portion and is secured thereto. The planar member is then rotated approximately 180 degrees and is placed under a corner of the mattress, thereby securing the corner of the linen in position under the mattress. Alternate embodiments for the planar member and for the tapered portion are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Bruce Allan Bennett
  • Publication number: 20020116763
    Abstract: The bed sheet securing system is a bed sheet having a hem in the bottom edge. The hem has a pair of openings through which a drawstring is inserted such that the two ends thereof protrude through the openings. In use the bed sheet is fitted over a mattress with the bottom edge and drawstring tucked thereunder. The drawstring is then pulled at its ends to draw the sheet taut around the mattress. Finally the drawstring is secured at its ends by for example tying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Jeremy Weir, Jeremy Aloe
  • Publication number: 20020095729
    Abstract: A foot free pillow for use on a bed comprising a pillow with a body portion having a wedge shaped cross section, a tapered point formed at the apex of said triangular wedge shaped cross section, said tapered point conforming to the contours of the periphery of a mattress. Also a protrusion can be attached to the body portion at the vertex of the wedge shaped cross section, wherein said protrusion forms a notch allowing said protrusion to be secured against a sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Oren Waters
  • Publication number: 20020062522
    Abstract: A crib sheet anchor is provided having an octagonal harness pad having at least four corner edges, with at least two of the four corner edges being parallel to one another and arranged at about thirty-five degrees to at least two parallel side edges. In this way, outwardly directed forces applied to the octagonal harness pad are evenly distributed so as to prevent bunching or wrinkling of the crib sheet. Six elastic strips each having two ends with one of the ends fastened to one each of the side edges and the corner edges of the harness pad. Four of the six elastic straps are relatively longer than two of the elastic straps. Six clasps are fastened one each to the free ends of the six elastic straps. The clasps include a crib sheet engagement portion that can be locked in place on a crib sheet and which increases its grip as tension is applied to the crib sheet and the clasp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: April K. Deckert
  • Patent number: 6295670
    Abstract: A bed covering retention apparatus comprising a planar anchor plate having a proximal portion and a distal portion, an upper surface and a lower surface, a first and a second anchor point at the proximal end of the anchor plate to which first and second elastic bands are removably connected. The first and second elastic bands have a proximal end and distal end and extend from the anchor points along the bottom surface of the anchor plate until each emerges upwardly through respective apertures to the top surface of the anchor plate. The bands further include releasable jaws having an adjustable opening and adjustable tension so that the jaws will clamp securely to sheets and covers of varying thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel L. Schieberl