Having Means To Facilitate Application Or Retention Of Bedclothes Patents (Class 5/692)
  • Patent number: 8904581
    Abstract: An expandable mattress cover comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet and a side wall joining the top sheet and the bottom sheet. A plurality of edges of the side wall is stitched to the top sheet and the bottom sheet to form a compartment. An expandable means having a hook is attached to the side wall. An opening is provided on the side wall for inserting a mattress into the compartment. The expandable means may be adjusted to fit mattresses of different thicknesses inside the expandable mattress cover. A fastening means with a hook is adjusted to open the opening before inserting a mattress into the compartment. The mattress is secured in position by adjusting the fastening means to a closed position. The hook is used to clip the expandable means and the fastening means onto the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Farhad Rabbany, Faramarz Yadegari
  • Publication number: 20140196217
    Abstract: A bed is described that has an ergonomic bed making position. The bed has a lower portion and an upper portion. The lower portion has a head end, a foot end and opposed sides. The upper portion is positioned on the lower portion and also has a head end, a foot end and opposed sides which define a mattress support. The upper portion being is slidable relative to the lower portion from a sleeping position coterminous with the lower portion to a bed making position in which the head end of the upper portion is spaced from the head end of the lower portion and the foot end of the upper portion extends past the foot end of the lower portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Robert CLEGG
  • Publication number: 20140130262
    Abstract: A sheet, pad or liner can be designed with tabs that can easily and quickly adhere to the underside of a mattress to prevent the fitted sheet, mattress pad or liner from riding up and popping off the mattress. The tabs can extend from the corners of the sheet, pad or liner and, typically, from one to three tabs may be disposed from each corner region. The mattress can have an adherent area to attach the tabs or the entire underside of the mattress can be made from an adherent material. The adherent area and the tabs can be, for example, configured to attach with a hook and loop connection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Marcik
  • Patent number: 8635723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mechanized bed for automatically straightening bedclothes comprising a frame (1) which on each side incorporates a trapezoidal track (2) along which there is driven a moveable carriage which on its route activates the tensor rod (7) and the pressure roller (10) such that they straighten the top bedcover (12) longitudinally and transversally from the feet to the head depositing it on the bottom sheet (13) which is provided with elastic and Velcro-type openable sticking means to attach it to the mattress cover (11a) and at the head of the bed for each of the pillows (20) there is a frame (22) containing a mobile unit (22b) that can move up and down in which there rotates a tray stretching and straightening the cover or the pillow itself and subsequently depositing it on the top bedcover (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Ascensio Zubeldia Jauregui
  • Patent number: 8561235
    Abstract: An adjustable mattress that incorporates a movement mechanism and support member inside of the foam mattress includes a fabric covering with a fastener member. The fastener member is used to keep a fitted sheet in place over the adjustable mattress when the mattress is adjusted to an inclined configuration. The fastener member is attached to the fabric covering near the lower edge of the adjustable mattress and is adapted to fasten to a corresponding fastener on the fitted sheet. The fastener member can be a toggle that fits through a loop on the fitted sheet. The fitted sheet also has an elastic band that draws the fitted sheet taut around the adjustable mattress. The lower portion of the fabric covering is made of stretchable fabric that stretches between the lower edge of the adjustable mattress and a balancing bar that supports the adjustable mattress when the adjustable mattress is inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventors: Suk Kan Oh, Youn Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 8522376
    Abstract: A mechanism for securing a mattress on an automated bed is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to a mattress-retention mechanism for preventing a mattress from moving towards the foot end of a bed during articulation. The mattress-retention mechanism includes a mattress-support structure adapted to support a corner of a mattress, with a portion of the mattress-support structure having a curved interior surface. The mattress-support mechanism also includes a foundation attachment surface for removably attaching the mattress-retention mechanism to the top of a mattress foundation, where the foundation attachment surface is perpendicular to the curved interior surface. The mechanism may include a bedding aperture on the side of the mattress-support structure to accommodate bedding inserted through the bedding aperture. Further, the mechanism may include a side attachment surface for removably attaching the mattress-retention mechanism to a vertical side of the mattress foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: William Robert Rohr, Jake Neuenswander, Chad Baker, Jay Thompson
  • Patent number: 8181294
    Abstract: A mattress has a central section. The central section has horizontal upper and lower surfaces. The central section has parallel first and second side faces. The central section has parallel first and second end faces. The side and end faces are vertically oriented. The side and end faces each have a rectangular configuration. The central section has four corner faces located between the end and side faces. The mattress has four similarly configured corner sections. Each corner section has a hypotenuse face positionable in facing contact with an associated corner face of the central section during use. Each corner section has two similarly configured leg faces positionable as planar extensions of contiguous side and end faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Subernia Y. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120073059
    Abstract: An adjustable mattress that incorporates a movement mechanism and support member inside of the foam mattress includes a fabric covering with a fastener member. The fastener member is used to keep a fitted sheet in place over the adjustable mattress when the mattress is adjusted to an inclined configuration. The fastener member is attached to the fabric covering near the lower edge of the adjustable mattress and is adapted to fasten to a corresponding fastener on the fitted sheet. The fastener member can be a toggle that fits through a loop on the fitted sheet. The fitted sheet also has an elastic band that draws the fitted sheet taut around the adjustable mattress. The lower portion of the fabric covering is made of stretchable fabric that stretches between the lower edge of the adjustable mattress and a balancing bar that supports the adjustable mattress when the adjustable mattress is inclined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Suk Kan Oh, Youn Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 7917979
    Abstract: An apparatus for lifting a mattress to an optimal work level so as to facilitate the bed making process. A generally rectangular size specific inflatable member is disposed between a mattress and box springs in an unsecured manner so as to create a functional space between the mattress and inflatable member into which the bed linen can be secured during the bed making process. A fluid communication means is engageable with the inflatable member and an air pump is engageable with the fluid communication means for providing air for inflating the inflatable member. A power means provides power to operate the air pump and a switch activates and deactivates the air pump. A valve controls inflation and deflation of the inflatable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Fred R. Amsler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7555795
    Abstract: What is claimed is a toe-rest bed bolster that simultaneously serves as a blanket-support. In the supine position, toes gently rest on the curved edge. Comfort is achieved in supporting behind the toes to prevent gravity's downward pull while relieving the weight of heavy blankets and tangled sheets. Embodiments broadly cover toe resting on a rounded edge in three methods: removable, installed or permanently built into mattress. Side sleepers also benefit from toe tent/toe rest provided by curved edge. Invention also has a dual pillow configuration method of use to accommodate taller people. Blanket support frames are improved by attaching toe rest cushion. Prior art of manufactured, trapezoidal shaped mattress protrusion is also improved by inventor's built in curved protrusion for the novel concept of toe-resting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Kim Triolo Feil
  • Publication number: 20090113635
    Abstract: A combination featherbed and unitary featherbed cover includes a featherbed having a plurality of first fastening elements and a featherbed cover having a corresponding plurality of second fastening elements allowing the featherbed cover to be releasably attached to the featherbed. The featherbed cover includes a cloth material layer and a backing material layer fixedly attached to the cloth material layer. In view of its compactness and materials of construction, the featherbed cover is well-suited for being cleaned in conventional home washer and dryer appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Perfect Fit Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Allen Robinson
  • Publication number: 20080052836
    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: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Carisa Harris Adamson, Elizabeth Sakaldasis, Susan Schafer, Bradley Duvernay, Esther Soria Sonson, Gaye Frisby, Thomas Blundell
  • Patent number: 7337480
    Abstract: A box spring wrap and dust ruffle system is disclosed. The box spring wrap has a strip of unbroken-loop material to which hooks, of a hook-and-loop fastener system, may be removably attached. The strip extends around the perimeter of the box spring wrap, and has contours corresponding to the locations of corners of the box spring. The box spring wrap also has decking, of a different material than the unbroken-loop material, serving as a top panel of the wrap when installed on a box spring; alternatively, the strip and decking may a unitary piece of unbroken-loop material. A strap of material that is attachable to the unbroken-loop material of the box spring wrap, or to the underside of the box spring itself, may be provided to secure the box spring wrap at the underside of the box spring. The dust ruffle of the system has hook fasteners attached to the reverse side along the top, and thus may be attached at any height of the box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony V. Borino
  • Patent number: 7127763
    Abstract: Safety features for a crib mattress are described. One safety feature is designed to maintain airflow to a fan inlet despite the fan inlet being blocked by a mattress sheet. Another safety feature removes obstructions to airflow within the mattress so that air is dispersed more uniformly across the sleep surface which is formed by a taut sheet of fabric. Yet another safety feature is designed to help retain a fitted sheet on a mattress and make it difficult for the sheet to be inadvertently pulled off the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Halo Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Schmid, John Simon, Steven R. Kunert
  • Patent number: 7007329
    Abstract: An air mattress with a pillow top is disclosed. The pillow top is received on and extends at least partially across at least one of planar face of the mattress, and is constructed and arranged to be held in a fixed position relative to the face of the mattress on which it is received. The pillow top may be removably or permanently affixed to the air mattress, as desired. In an embodiment, the pillow top is attached to an edge weld of the air mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew T. Metzger
  • Publication number: 20040221393
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device that retains bedding in its made-up condition on a bed, and a simple method for making a bed. A bottom bedding piece for securing the bedding around the mattress is placed under the mattress between the box spring and the mattress. The bottom piece preferably has a rectangular shape and fasteners along the edges thereof. The fasteners attach a corresponding top bedding piece to the bottom piece. The fastened bedding pieces envelop the mattress and hold the bedding in place. The bottom piece may be adjustable to fit any size mattress. To make the bed, one straightens out the top piece, which comprises the bedding of the bed, and fastens the fasteners of the top piece to the fasteners of the bottom piece. When the user wishes to occupy the bed, he/she merely unfastens the fasteners, either completely or partially, and occupies the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: Lloyd J. Stokes
  • Publication number: 20020062524
    Abstract: A mattress assembly for use on a bed, including a mattress at least partially coverable by one or more sheets, and at least one sheet-attachment assembly associated with the mattress and configured to releasably attach the one or more sheets to the mattress. Each sheet-attachment assembly includes a clamping apparatus adjustable by a user between a first configuration and a second configuration, and an anchor member adapted to engage the one or more sheets. The clamping apparatus is adapted to receive at least a portion of the anchor member and the one or more sheets when in the first configuration, and to clamp the one or more sheets to the anchor member when in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: James H. Vogland, Geoffrey A. Parker
  • Patent number: 6233764
    Abstract: An improved bed assembly having a sheet with multiple fasteners of at least two different types for attaching the sheet to a bed. The sheet may be combined with a mattress having fasteners suitable for coupling with at least some of the sheet fasteners. The sheet may include fasteners which are of a type not found on the mattress, and the mattress may include fasteners which are of a type not found on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Zephtex Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: Cathy K. Orr
  • Patent number: 6047421
    Abstract: The no-sew upholstery system of the invention comprises a soft or semi-soft foam which is covered by fabric through a wrap and tuck process. The form incorporates an opening through an exterior surface. The fabric employed is wrapped around the form and its ends are tucked through the exterior opening. The form may also incorporate a pocket in the interior to provide additional area for accepting the fabric. Multiple fabric accents and devices for decoration and locking function may be selectively inserted into the opening. Because of the characteristics of the foam and the close-fit force exerted on the ends of fabric, the result is to provide a form which holds the fabric in place-yet, one which is easy to cover by the purchaser without the need for any sewing, gluing or stapling to give a customized look.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: Dana A. Barone
  • Patent number: 6006378
    Abstract: A bed permits changing of bedclothes without moving the person on it and without substantial burden for either the patient or the care-taker. A left and a right carriage member 5 and 6, wheels 15 to 18 and a shaft 7 constitute a carriage. The carriage supports mats 11 and 12 via balancing members 3 and 4 and shafts 1 and 2 and advances the mats 11 and 12 along rails 31 and 32. The mat 12 is stretched between the rails 31 and 32 by fasteners. The balancing members 3 and 4 are rotatably coupled by a shaft to downward extensions 5a and 6a of the carriage members 5 and 6. The shafts 1 and 2 are rotatably mounted in the balancing members 3 and 4. With advancement of the carriage caused by turning a grip 26, the slides 52 and 54 cause the old mat 12 to be released from the fasteners and wound on the shaft 2, while also causing the new mat 11 to be coupled to the fasteners and stretched between the rails 31 and 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: Mitsuru Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5953779
    Abstract: The foam mattress assembly has a stack of foam mattress elements with one of their peripheral edges joined together such that the stack of foam mattress elements remains in a vertical stack. The containment system which keeps side-by-side mattress together consists of a head and foot containment block extending across the top and bottom respectively of a pair of adjacent mattresses. The head and foot containment blocks make up a portion of the sleeping surface and are of a sufficient size and strength to prevent lateral outward movement of the pair of adjacent foam mattresses. Bedding for the mattress assembly is secured around the outer edge of the mattress or around the outer edge of the containment system by using a retainer rope tensioned around the mattress to hold the bedding into a groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventor: Jack Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5720057
    Abstract: A portable mattress assembly adapted for use in disaster relief situations having mattress support material engineered to provide a suitable balance between portability and comfort. The mattress assembly includes a fabric envelope adapted to provide a rugged, waterproofed, posterior surface, with a pocket defined therein, in combination with a more supple, water resistant, anterior surface. The fabric envelope further includes fasteners disposed to temporarily attach the mattress assembly to a cot, stretcher staffs, or additional mattress assemblies. The mattress assembly may be folded and retained in accordion fashion and provides handles thereon for portage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Inventor: James B. Duncan
  • Patent number: 5697113
    Abstract: An infant's mattress comprising a bottom base and a top surface, the latter having an elongated trough-like portion slanted between an upper end and a lower end thereof and being adapted to accommodate at least the torso of an infant lying on its back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignees: Aminach Bedding & Furniture Manufacturing Ltd., Anat Shatz
    Inventors: Anat Shatz, Yizhak Regev, Amnon Schwartz, Yuval Sela
  • Patent number: 5666680
    Abstract: A sheet and mattress apparatus includes a fitted sheet assembly which includes a fitted sheet portion and a first fastener strip attached to and substantially coextensive with an edge of the fitted sheet portion. A mattress assembly includes a mattress portion and a second fastener strip attached to sides of the mattress portion. The second fastener strip is substantially coextensive with the first fastener strip. When the first fastener strip is connected to the second fastener strip, the fitted sheet assembly is connected to the mattress assembly. The first fastener strip can be a first zipper strip. The second fastener strip can be a second zipper strip. A slider assembly is included for zipping and unzipping the first zipper strip with respect to the second zipper strip. In accordance with a second embodiment, the first fastener strip can be a first hook-or-loop material strip, and the second fastener strip can be a complementary second hook-or-loop material strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Inventor: Major Hackett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5642547
    Abstract: An attachment device for attaching an article of bedding to a mattress includes a generally flat gripper plate with a keyhole opening extending therethrough. A strip of elastic material attaches the gripper plate to the border of the mattress substantially halfway between the top and bottom surfaces of the mattress. A stud has head and base portions that are each too large to pass through the narrow region of the keyhole opening but at least the base portion is small enough to pass through the wide region of the keyhole opening. The stud has a neck portion that connects the base portion and the head portion and is narrow enough to enter the narrow region of the keyhole opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Inventors: William B. Hutton, Deanice B. Hutton
  • Patent number: 5632054
    Abstract: A mattress has a corner at which two edges of the wall of the mattress meet. A handle has two end regions attached to the two edges respectively of the mattress wall adjacent the corner and has a medial portion that wraps around the corner. An elastic cord has two end regions attached to the two end regions respectively of the handle and has a medial portion that wraps around the corner of the mattress with the medial portion of the handle between the mattress and the medial portion of the cord. A gripper plate is attached to the plastic cord for securing a sheet or blanket to the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Inventors: William B. Hutton, Deanice B. Hutton