Having Atypical Outer Covering Or Ticking Patents (Class 5/737)
  • Publication number: 20150128355
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. In order to facilitate rotation, slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring or platform. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. In order to further facilitate rotation, a second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. The levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Publication number: 20150128356
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. In order to facilitate rotation, slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in engagement with each other, in one embodiment of the invention. The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring, platform or bed skirt. One cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. The other cover may be the same as the first cover or may have sock surfaces on two sides. In an alternate embodiment of the invention, one of the covers may be provided as a protective cover that encapsulates the entire mattress. In another alternate embodiment, one cover may be provided that cooperates with a suck surface that is integrally provided on one or the other of the mattress or box spring or platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: LEVITATION SCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Publication number: 20150101127
    Abstract: A cover for providing the appearance of multiple segments in an underlying core structure having a slit extending around the periphery of the core structure is provided. The cover comprises a top panel configured to cover an upper surface of the core structure, a bottom panel configured to cover a lower surface of the core structure, a border connecting the top panel with the bottom panel and configured to cover the sidewalls of the core structure, and a tucking element coupled with the border and configured to be received in the slit of the core structure. The portion of the border between the tucking element and the top panel appears to be a first segment of the core structure and the portion of the border between the tucking element and the bottom panel appears to be a second segment of the core structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: David K. Winton
  • Patent number: 8966688
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a washable mattress topper. The washable mattress topper comprises a cushion element and a fabric cover enclosing and attached to the cushion element in a manner which divides the cushion element into a plurality of compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph E. Blazar
  • Patent number: 8959675
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress. Covers with slick surfaces are selectively placed in engagement with each other between the mattress and the box spring or platform . One cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. The other cover may be the same as the first cover or may have slick surfaces on two sides. In an alternate embodiment of the invention, one cover may is a protective cover that encapsulates the entire mattress. In another alternate embodiment, one cover cooperates with a slick surface that is integrally provided on one or the other of the mattress or box spring or platform. In yet another alternate embodiment of the invention, slick surfaces are provided on both the mattress and the box spring or platform. The mattress is secured relative to the box spring or platform by removable fasteners in a normal mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8931128
    Abstract: A mattress for use in institutions, such as correctional facilities, detention centers, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and the like, includes a core formed of a transparent or translucent padding material and a transparent or translucent covering surrounding the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: MTJ American LLC
    Inventor: Mark Kiser
  • Patent number: 8914923
    Abstract: Bedding assemblies useful in the management of incontinence are provided herein. Preferred bedding assemblies include a top wicking layer, an electrical circuit configured to detect the presence of moisture, an absorbent layer, and a waterproof layer. Assemblies are configured to signal to a receiving device which in turn can communicate an alarm signal or be operably coupled with a notification device. Assemblies can include mattress overlays, mattress covers, and mattresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Dean Preston Smith
  • Patent number: 8893337
    Abstract: A removable top panel for a mattress assembly generally includes at least one layer having length and width dimensions sufficient to support a reclining body of the user; a mechanical fastener component disposed at about a perimeter edge of a bottom facing surface of the at least one layer, wherein the mechanical fastener is configured to provide releasable engagement to an underlying mattress body; and a layer of a fire resistant material extending inwardly from the perimeter edge. Also disclosed are mattress assemblies including the removable top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Lynn
  • Patent number: 8893340
    Abstract: A mattress cover is disclosed for redirecting shear on a patient's skin away from the areas of the body relatively more likely to develop decubitus ulcers. The mattress cover includes an upper portion designed to cover the topside of a mattress, and at least one shear transfer zone attached to an underside of the upper portion of the mattress cover. The shear transfer zone(s) may be made of a low shear material so as to create a low friction interface between the mattress and the mattress cover to reduce shear forces exerted by the mattress. Additionally, the shear transfer zone(s) may be arranged such that a large portion of the shear forces exerted by the mattress can be redirected to areas of the body that are relatively less likely to develop decubitus ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Span-America Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. O'Reagan, Richard W. Raburn
  • Patent number: 8800082
    Abstract: A mattress assembly having a composite encasement surrounding a coil spring unit in which the composite encasement comprises alternating layers of canvas and foam, and in which a side border assembly of quilted material is attached to the exterior walls of the composite encasement by means of multiple, spaced, lines of stitching extending through the alternating layers of canvas and foam to firmly affix the side border assembly to the encasement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Earl S. Kluft, Jose (“Tony”) G. Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20140215870
    Abstract: A mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering material, in particular for covering mattresses, mattress protectors, mattress cases, mattress toppers, pillow cases, shirt cases, or underbedding, has at least one material layer made of a knitted, warp-knitted, or woven material having an outer side, which faces away from the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, and an inner side, which faces toward the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, wherein least a partial region of the outer side or the inner side has color-changeable indicator particles to indicate a contamination by mite excrement, bodily fluids, or bacteria. Furthermore, a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, pillow, or bedspread core and a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bodet & Horst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd-Hermann Horst
  • Patent number: 8776295
    Abstract: A multi-needle quilting machine (20) is provided with a tape or ribbon guide (30) that is operated by a method by which a narrow strip (32) is fed against a facing layer (11a) of a wide multi-layered material (24) as it is fed into the quilting machine. In the quilting machine (20), series of chain stitches are sewn, at least one of which joins the tape (32) and layers of the multi-layered material (24) together with the same thread in a quilting process, thereby applying the tape (32) to the quilted product in a single quilting operation without the need for a post-quilting tape application step. The tape may form a decorative strip or have unsewn sections that serve as handles for a mattress when the quilted product is formed into a mattress cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, David K. Winton, John A. Garrett
  • Patent number: 8745798
    Abstract: A nursing bed, including at least a net-shaped fabric with a mesh opening, and a bearing frame wherein the net-shaped fabric includes a warp and a weft interwoven in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Xiading Wang
  • Publication number: 20140075679
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. Slick surfaces are placed in contact between the mattress and the box spring or platform The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring or platform. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. A second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. The levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: LEVITATION SCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8671483
    Abstract: A furniture cushion comprises a matrix of interconnected pocketed springs, each spring of which is contained within a pocket of fabric, and a fiber pad overlying an upper surface of the matrix of pocketed springs, the fiber pad having a first layer in contact with the upper surface of the matrix of pocketed springs and a second layer in contact with the first layer, the first layer having a first density and said second layer having a second density, the first density being greater than the second density. At least one edge guard may be secured to the matrix of pocketed springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Larry I. Bullard, Allen R. Sigmon, Ronald D. Stiles, Roger Tornero
  • Patent number: 8667630
    Abstract: A furniture cushion comprises a matrix of interconnected pocketed springs, each spring of which is contained within a pocket of fabric. Foam at least partially surrounds the matrix. A fiber pad is wrapped bull-nose around the matrix so the pad overlies an upper surface of the matrix of pocketed springs, the fiber pad having a first layer in contact with the upper surface of the matrix of pocketed springs and a second layer in contact with the first layer, the first layer having a first density and said second layer having a second density, the first density being greater than the second density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Larry I. Bullard
  • Patent number: 8650687
    Abstract: A method for reducing a cushion footprint for long-term storage may include inserting a foam core into a plastic cover, subsequently applying a vacuum to the plastic cover, and, while under the vacuum effect, sealing the plastic cover, and its contents. A device providing the vacuum effect may include a surface having protruding sections connected to non-protruding sections via tapered sections. A cushion may include an at least 20 density high resiliency foam core, and a fabric cover that includes (a) a combination of polyester and spandex and/or lycra, (b) nylon to which a thin water resistant material coating is applied, and/or (c) polyester fabric including raised anti-slip polyvinyl chloride dots, other portions of the polyester fabric at which the dots are not positioned having applied thereto a polyvinyl chloride coating. The device may compress the foam core while housed in a fabric cover, housed in the plastic cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: K2 Health Products, LLC
    Inventors: Moshe Klerer, Stuart Simonovits
  • Patent number: 8615832
    Abstract: A nursing bed, including at least a net-shaped fabric with a mesh opening, and a bearing frame. The net-shaped fabric includes a warp and a weft interwoven in a vertical direction. An interweaving point of the warp and the weft is fastened by a fixed connection. The diameter or inscribed circle diameter of the mesh opening is 2-6 times the diameter of the warp and the weft. The ratio of the area of an opening of the mesh opening to the area of the mesh opening is 35% to 78%. The diameter or inscribed circle diameter of the mesh opening is less than 1.5 mm. The diameter of the warp and the weft is less than 0.55 mm. The thickness of the net-shaped fabric is less than 1.1 mm. At least two edges of the net-shaped fabric are hanging between two opposite edges of the bearing frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Xiading Wang
  • Patent number: 8607391
    Abstract: Pillow or mattress having a comfort layer (5) which is made of natural or synthetic latex, polyurethane foam or another elastic material. The comfort layer 5 is provided with interrupted incisions (6) through the layer 5, along mainly parallel lines 7, and the layer (5) forms at least a part of a jacket around a core (2) of the pillow or mattress that is stretched in a lateral direction (P) which is mainly transverse to the direction of the above-mentioned lines (7) in order to open the incisions (6) so as to form passages (8) through the comfort layer (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Willy Poppe
  • Patent number: 8572782
    Abstract: A infant positioning kit assembly for positioning an infant in a supine position while in a crib includes a mattress cover that has a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends between the top and bottom walls. The bottom wall has a mattress aperture extending therethrough for inserting a mattress into the mattress cover. An elastic band is attached to and is coextensive with a perimeter edge of the aperture and a first mating member is attached to the top wall. An attachment member is configured to be worn by an infant and a second mating member is attached to the attachment member. The second mating member is releasably attachable to the first mating member to retain an infant in a selected position on the mattress cover. The first and second mating members comprise hook and loop couplers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kamyar Amini
  • Publication number: 20130247304
    Abstract: A mattress cover is disclosed for redirecting shear on a patient's skin away from the areas of the body relatively more likely to develop decubitus ulcers. The mattress cover includes an upper portion designed to cover the topside of a mattress, and at least one shear transfer zone attached to an underside of the upper portion of the mattress cover. The shear transfer zone(s) may be made of a low shear material so as to create a low friction interface between the mattress and the mattress cover to reduce shear forces exerted by the mattress. Additionally, the shear transfer zone(s) may be arranged such that a large portion of the shear forces exerted by the mattress can be redirected to areas of the body that are relatively less likely to develop decubitus ulcers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: James R. O'Reagan, Richard W. Raburn
  • Patent number: 8516633
    Abstract: A mattress encasement with improved bed bug protection includes an encasement body configured to cover a mattress and a zipper disposed at an opening in the encasement body and movable between an open condition permitting insertion and removal of the mattress and a closed condition preventing bed bugs from traversing the zipper. The zipper has a zipper head and a zipper pull pivotable on the zipper head. A clasp is at least partly fixed to the encasement body. A hook-and-loop fastener is associated with the encasement body and the clasp for locking the zipper pull to the clasp with the zipper in the closed condition to prevent movement of the zipper head and opening of the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Michael Dobin
  • Publication number: 20130212809
    Abstract: A four-in-one passive mattress management system and method is disclosed for facilitating various tasks associated with beds of all sizes including making beds; rotating mattresses; holding a bed skirt in place while a mattress is rotated; installing or removing and re-installing a mattress, for example, in order to replace a bed skirt. Both single cover and two cover embodiments In addition, embodiments are disclosed in which the cover in accordance with the present invention is embedded in the underside of the mattress or the foundation. The invention is suitable for conventional beds on box springs or beds that are supported by fixed or variable platforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Levitation Sciences LLC
  • Publication number: 20130205509
    Abstract: A cushion structure, comprising: a foam cushion having a bottom surface and a supporting surface disposed parallel to the bottom surface; a plurality of gel supports, distributed dispersively over the supporting surface, the gel support is a conical component, the top and bottom surfaces of which are mutually parallel to each other, the area of the bottom surface is larger than the area of the top surface, the bottom surface of the gel support is each attached to the supporting surface of the foam cushion, and a spacing is kept between any two adjacent gel supports; and a covering sheet for wrapping together the foam cushion and the gel support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: FORSOUND CORP.
    Inventor: FORSOUND CORP.
  • Publication number: 20130174349
    Abstract: A bedding arrangement includes a mattress and a mattress package. The mattress package is formed to include a mattress-receiving space and the mattress is positioned to lie in the mattress-receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8458837
    Abstract: A self-forming mattress cover including a mattress gusset with a drawstring is provided. The gusset includes a sleeve attached to the gusset along a fold location. A drawstring is disposed within the sleeve. Ends of the drawstring are pulled into tension, thereby reducing the perimeter of the gusset at the fold location and drawing the gusset inward toward the center of the mattress. The gusset is formed to corner positions of the mattress by stretching and/or bunching of gusset material as tension is applied. The ends of the drawstring are secured to retain the tension state. A cushioned quilt top is attached to a free edge of the gusset. The self-forming mattress cover conforms to corner positions of a mattress without the need for mitering, ruffling, pleating, or sewing seams at the corner positions. The self-forming mattress cover also ensures proper alignment of the cushioned quilt with the mattress body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Steven Marcangelo, Steve Wall, Justin R. Bloyd
  • Patent number: 8458836
    Abstract: A method of integrating a pillow, including stuffing, within an encapsulated mattress having a core and covering surrounding the core is disclosed. A mattress for use in institutions, such as correctional facilities, detention centers, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and the like, includes a core formed of a padding material, a pillow adjoining the core, the pillow containing stuffing, and a covering surrounding the core and the pillow. Also disclosed is a mattress including a core formed of a padding material, a pillow adjoining the core using a sleeve, the pillow containing stuffing, the sleeve retaining the pillow to the core, and a covering surrounding the core and the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: MTJ American LLC
    Inventor: Timothy W. Shelby
  • Publication number: 20130139323
    Abstract: A mattress, mattress foundation, upholstered furniture article and/or filled furnishing article for use in residential and institutional occupancies includes outer removable cover that incorporates a mechanism to visually communicate that the outer removable cover has been opened and the internal components of the mattress, mattress foundation, upholstered furniture article or filling furnishing article has been potentially tampered with. Also disclosed are covers having resealable closing system and a tamper evident seal, and methods for providing an outer removable cover assembly for an article of furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: KICKBALL CONCEPTS LLC
    Inventor: kickball concepts llc
  • Patent number: 8438682
    Abstract: A mattress cover is disclosed for redirecting shear on a patient's skin away from the areas of the body relatively more likely to develop decubitus ulcers. The mattress cover includes an upper portion designed to cover the topside of a mattress, and at least one shear transfer zone attached to an underside of the upper portion of the mattress cover. The shear transfer zone(s) may be made of a low shear material so as to create a low friction interface between the mattress and the mattress cover to reduce shear forces exerted by the mattress. Additionally, the shear transfer zone(s) may be arranged such that a large portion of the shear forces exerted by the mattress can be redirected to areas of the body that are relatively less likely to develop decubitus ulcers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Span-America Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. O'Reagan, Richard W. Raburn
  • 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: 8375493
    Abstract: A one piece foam mattress core or innerspring encasement is a single contiguous piece of foam having a mattress core or base and four perimeter side supports and which fits with a mattress core or innerspring to provide an integrated mattress construction. The mattress core or base of the encasement is positioned below the mattress core or innerspring proximate to or against a bottom surface. The mattress core or base and the perimeter side supports are connected along fold lines or grooves in the single piece of foam so that the perimeter side walls can be folded to vertical positions about a perimeter of the mattress core or innerspring. The single piece of foam of the encasement is producible in different sizes to fit with different size mattress cores or innersprings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sealy Technology LLC
    Inventors: Larry K. DeMoss, Julian T. Young, Timothy M. Witherell, Christopher D. Page
  • Publication number: 20130025067
    Abstract: A cover for reducing volatile organic compound emissions from a foam pad includes upper, lower and side panels, wherein the side panel has an integrated air filter and conductive snap attachment. The panels are installed on and removed from a foam pad via attachable seams between the upper panel and side panel, and the side panel and lower panel. The upper panel, lower panel, and attachable seams are air-tight, forcing air laden with chemical gases through the air filter providing cleaner air in the sleeping environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Clinton Ober
  • Patent number: 8359688
    Abstract: A mattress, mattress foundation, upholstered furniture article and/or filled furnishing article for use in residential and institutional occupancies includes outer removable cover that incorporates a mechanism to visually communicate that the outer removable cover has been opened and the internal components of the mattress, mattress foundation, upholstered furniture article or filling furnishing article has been potentially tampered with. Also disclosed are covers having resealable closing system and a tamper evident seal, and methods for providing an outer removable cover assembly for an article of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: kickball concepts, llc
    Inventors: Harrison R. Murphy, Juraj Michal Daniel Slavik, II
  • Publication number: 20130019411
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. Surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in engagement with each other. The surfaces may be provided by two separate covers; a single cover and the inherent surface roughness of the box spring or fixed or adjustable platform; a single cover with an embedded surface or no covers with embedded surfaces in both the mattress and the box spring or platform. In the latter embodiment, the mattress and the box spring or platform are secured together in a normal mode of operation to prevent unintended movement of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8327478
    Abstract: A mattress and/or seat cushion for reducing pain and anaesthetization of parts of the human body include a stretchable fabric case made of textile threads and elastomer or rubber threads woven together to form a stretchable fabric. The case has a top layer with a top surface and a bottom surface and a bottom layer with a top or inner surface and a bottom or outer surface and the size to cover a cushion for a seat or mattress that fits on a cot or bed. The seat cushion or mattress also includes a relatively thin resilient pad disposed within the fabric case adjacent the bottom surface of the top layer and includes a number of passageways extending therethrough. In addition, a mass of cleaned sand and mountain salt is disposed within the fabric case below the resilient pad and below the bottom layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Husain S. A. Faridoon
  • Publication number: 20120297547
    Abstract: A multi-needle quilting machine (20) is provided with a tape or ribbon guide (30) that is operated by a method by which a narrow strip (32) is fed against a facing layer (11a) of a wide multi-layered material (24) as it is fed into the quilting machine. In the quilting machine (20), series of chain stitches are sewn, at least one of which joins the tape (32) and layers of the multi-layered material (24) together with the same thread in a quilting process, thereby applying the tape (32) to the quilted product in a single quilting operation without the need for a post-quilting tape application step. The tape may form a decorative strip or have unsewn sections that serve as handles for a mattress when the quilted product is formed into a mattress cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, David K. Winton, John A. Garrett
  • Patent number: 8302229
    Abstract: A furniture cushion comprises a matrix of interconnected pocketed springs, each spring of which is contained within a pocket of fabric, and a fiber pad overlying an upper surface of the matrix of pocketed springs, the fiber pad having a first layer in contact with the upper surface of the matrix of pocketed springs and a second layer in contact with the first layer, the first layer having a first density and said second layer having a second density, the first density being greater than the second density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Larry I. Bullard, Allen R. Sigmon, Ronald D. Stiles, Roger Tornero
  • Publication number: 20120260432
    Abstract: Levitation devices are disclosed for use with beds. In one embodiment, the levitation device is configured to facilitate rotation of a mattress with respect to a box spring. In another embodiment, the levitation device is configured to facilitate making a bed which allows sheets and blankets to be tucked between the mattress and the box spring without the need to lift the mattress. In a third embodiment, the levitation device functions as a hybrid device and can be used for making a bed or rotating a mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Publication number: 20120246834
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring. Slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. A second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. A levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8266746
    Abstract: A self-adjusting mattress includes a support member, top and bottom foam layers, a movement mechanism and balancing bars. The support member includes a frame of longitudinal and cross bars and mesh panels between the bars. The support member has a middle section that is pivotally connected to upper and lower sections. The upper, middle and lower sections are coplanar in the flat configuration of the mattress. The movement mechanism includes multiple electric motors that move the mattress into an inclined configuration by rotating the upper and lower sections relative to the middle section. The bottom foam layer is molded around the support member. The molded foam flows above, below and through the holes in the mesh panels. The top foam layer is then glued or molded to the top of the bottom foam layer. The balancing bars extend less than half way under the upper section of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventors: Suk Kan Oh, Youn Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20120174323
    Abstract: A gripper foundation is disclosed comprising a conventional mattress foundation which is encased within foundation upholstery. The foundation upholstery contains a sheet material which covers the entire top surface of the foundation, the sheet material having a raised pattern printed thereon which creates a high coefficient of friction with the bottom of a mattress surface or a bed sheet contained therebetween. The raised pattern may cover the entire top surface of the foundation, only a portion of the top surface, such as the perimeter portion, or other alternate configurations. The raised pattern may also take on a variety of patterns such as a plurality of diagonal lines, a plurality of straight lines, a plurality of diamonds or squares, or any other such pattern. The gripper foundation eliminates the need for any type of mechanical bed sheet retainer or additional pad or frictional surface which is to be positioned between a foundation and mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Allen M. Platek
  • Publication number: 20120151680
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring. Slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring are selectively placed in contact in order to reduce the normal friction therebetween. The slick surfaces may be provided by two separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring. A first cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. A second cover includes a slick surface on one side and forms part of a levitation device. The other side of the second cover may be formed with a slick or a non-slick surface. A levitation device creates an air cushion between the mattress and the box spring under the influence of an air supply which lifts the mattress and allows the mattress to be rotated in a horizontal plane virtually effortlessly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 8201292
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a support surface, which includes at least one fluid bladder and a recess, and a fluid delivery system configured to deliver fluid to the bladder, with at least a portion of the fluid delivery system being located in the recess. The fluid delivery system includes a pump having a fluid output and a fluid input. The apparatus further includes a chamber wall that defines a chamber in fluid communication with the fluid input or output of the pump, with the chamber wall absorbing vibration from the pump when the pump is operated to output fluid at its fluid output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Dionne, Patrick Lafleche, Mélanie Dostaler, Oleg Levin
  • Patent number: 8181293
    Abstract: A mattress is constructed from a mattress body having an upper and a lower deck, which is preferably pervious to moisture and air. A removable panel, which includes a top layer of breathable fabric, a bottom layer of a fabric that forms a moisture barrier, and a batting layer, is placed on at least the upper deck of the mattress body. The removable panel is removably attached along the perimeter of the deck or decks by a fastener, such as a zipper. The panel can be removed from the deck for cleaning and folded and secured by the fastener in an inverted configuration, with the top layer facing outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael S. DeFranks, Kurtis A. Ling, Joyce A. Handley, James R. Peavyhouse, Ruben M. Ortiz
  • Publication number: 20120090096
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mattress fabric constructed of a warp polyester/spandex or nylon/spandex knit that may be imprinted with at least one aesthetically pleasing design, and a process for manufacturing the printed warp knit fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Springs Creative Products Group, LLC
    Inventors: Scott FRISCH, George E. Booth, Jon Penninger
  • Patent number: 8156588
    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: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Michael A. Svoboda
  • Publication number: 20120070608
    Abstract: Unitary fabric engineered thermal fabric articles, e.g. garments, home textiles, and upholstery covers, and elements for use therein, formed according to this disclosure, have predetermined discrete regions of contrasting insulative capacity positioned about the fabric article in correlation to insulative requirements of a user's body. For example, in one implementation, loop yarn in first regions has a first pile height and loop yarn in other regions has a different, relatively greater pile height. In another implementation, in first regions, loop yarn having a first shrinkage performance is formed to a predetermined loop height and in other regions, loop yarn having a different shrinkage performance is formed to the predetermined or other loop height. The loops are the cut and finished to a common pile height, and the continuous web is exposed to heat to cause loop yarn to shrink to one or more different pile heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, William K. Lie, Charles Haryslak, David Costello, Jane Hunter
  • Patent number: 8096009
    Abstract: A method of integrating a pillow, including stuffing, within an encapsulated mattress having a core and covering surrounding the core is disclosed. A mattress for use in institutions, such as correctional facilities, detention centers, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and the like, includes a core formed of a padding material, a pillow adjoining the core, the pillow containing stuffing, and a covering surrounding the core and the pillow. Also disclosed is a mattress including a core formed of a padding material, a pillow adjoining the core using a sleeve, the pillow containing stuffing, the sleeve retaining the pillow to the core, and a covering surrounding the core and the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: MTJ American LLC
    Inventor: Timothy W. Shelby
  • Publication number: 20120005836
    Abstract: The invention provides a corrugated mattress and method for making. The mattress comprises an corrugated foam core, a middle cushioning layer and outer cover layer. The corrugated foam core includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate and a fluted middle substrate the flutes fixed to the upper and lower substrates providing three-dimensional support for the user. The middle cushioning layer may comprise a second corrugated foam product, a cotton batting layer, densified polyester or foam including polyurethane, polyester, polypropylene or polylactic acid and the like. The outer cover layer may comprise cotton or laminated foam comprising, polyurethane, polyethylene, polyester, polypropylene, polylactic acid and the like, the laminate comprising a film independently selected from polyurethane, polyethylene, polyester, polypropylene or polylactic acid and the like. In various embodiments the polymers are food grade polymers such that the mattress is non-toxic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Jason Cik
  • Patent number: 8074313
    Abstract: A self-forming mattress cover including a mattress gusset with a drawstring is provided. The gusset includes a sleeve attached to the gusset along a fold location. A drawstring is disposed within the sleeve. Ends of the drawstring are pulled into tension, thereby reducing the perimeter of the gusset at the fold location and drawing the gusset inward toward the center of the mattress. The gusset is formed to corner positions of the mattress by stretching and/or bunching of gusset material as tension is applied. The ends of the drawstring are secured to retain the tension state. A cushioned quilt top is attached to a free edge of the gusset. The self-forming mattress cover conforms to corner positions of a mattress without the need for mitering, ruffling, pleating, or sewing seams at the corner positions. The self-forming mattress cover also ensures proper alignment of the cushioned quilt with the mattress body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: L & P Property Managment Company
    Inventor: Steven Marcangelo