Bedclothing Patents (Class 5/923)
  • Patent number: 8769743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to covers and in particular covers for beds which are characterized by the presence of two or more groups of strips, wherein each group comprises two or more strips arranged relative to one another in different directions and in particular woven together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sanders GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Christian Sanders
  • Patent number: 8726437
    Abstract: Embodiments provide apparatus for care of an infant, the apparatus including a comfort support for returning legs of an infant to fully folded positions relative to the torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford Allen Hardesty
  • Patent number: 8607382
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for holding a pillow on an upwardly extending end of a mattress having a single sheet of material having a upper end and a lower end along with a first side and a second side having an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower end is folded back upon itself to form an enclosure so that the upper surfaces of the folded section are adjacent to each other having a pillow disposed in the enclosure. The upper end is wrapped around the upwardly extended end of the mattress, using straps to hold the upper end in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: William N Cohron, III
  • Patent number: 8347431
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for holding a pillow on an upwardly extending end of a mattress having a single sheet of material having a upper end and a lower end along with a first side and a second side having an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower end is folded back upon itself to form an enclosure so that the upper surfaces of the folded section are adjacent to each other having a pillow disposed in the enclosure. The upper end is wrapped around the upwardly extended end of the mattress, using straps to hold the upper end in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: William N. Cohron, III
  • Patent number: 8245333
    Abstract: A bed skirt includes a platform panel, two first skirt panels, and two second skirt panels. The two first skirt panels include a back first skirt panel and a front first skirt panel, each has a fastening strip attached to a top edge of a corresponding back side. The two second skirt panels include a left second skirt panel and a right second skirt panel, each has a fastening strip attached to a top edge of a corresponding front side. The fastening strip is a hook material. The platform panel is a material to which the fastening strip will firmly adhere. A decorative panel may be connected to each of the skirt panels. The two first skirt panels, the two second skirt panels, and/or the decorative panel may include decoratively shaped edges, gathered portions, pleats, layered fabrics, reversible surfaces, ribbons, embroidery, appliqué, buttons, and/or other decorative embellishments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Felicitous Concepts Ltd.
    Inventors: Marilyn Jean Hamilton, Heather Lillian Vogl
  • Patent number: 8191188
    Abstract: A swaddle blanket and mattress attachment device. The swaddle blanket includes a top end and a bottom end with a pocket disposed at the bottom end and configured to enclose an infants legs. A first side of the blanket is configured to wrap over the infant in one direction and a second side of the blanket is configured to wrap over the infant and the first side in the other direction. A fastener is disposed on the second side of the blanket and is configured to secure the second side in place over the first side. At least one attachment strap is secured to the swaddle blanket. When the blanket is in an attachment position the attachment strap extends away from the swaddle blanket. The attachment strap including a first mating pair fastener. The mattress attachment device is configured to be secured to a sleeping surface. The mattress attachment device includes at least one second mating pair fastener that is securable to the first mating pair fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Kaplan, Alvin Kaplan, Richard White, Deborah Ashworth, Jonathan Daugherty
  • Patent number: 8032961
    Abstract: A sheet harness apparatus for retaining and supporting a person on top of a bed on their back, where the bed includes a head of the bed and a foot of the bed, a mattress, means for elevating the head of the bed relative to the foot of the bed and thereby positioning the mattress at an incline, and bed parts including a bed spring and a bed frame, the sheet harness apparatus including a sheet having a sheet head end and a sheet foot end and a sheet upper surface and a sheet lower surface, for fitting onto a mattress; a harness fastened to the sheet; and at least one sheet anchor strap with a strap connected end fastened to the sheet and a strap anchoring end having a strap anchoring fastener, for wrapping around a part of a bed at the head of the bed and fastening to itself, so that the strap anchoring end forms a loop around a part of the bed and thereby prevents the sheet from sliding toward the foot of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Lorraine McEachin Downs
  • Patent number: 8020226
    Abstract: A crib safety sheet and separable blanket with a sheet portion for selectively removing at least the blanket from the sheet, when the sheet is attached to a sleep surface. The separable blanket defining at least two edges for wrapping the blanket about an infant. The blanket may be removed from the sheet by separating the blanket, or by separating a sheet material portion attached to the blanket, from the sheet covering the sleep surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Safety Roo, Inc.
    Inventor: Jo-Ann Landry
  • Patent number: 7509695
    Abstract: An apparatus has a collapsible base that assumes a deployed position and a collapsed position where the base has a smaller size than in the deployed configuration. A surface is removably attached to the base. The base includes a frame system that includes a plurality of struts that are hingedly connected to each other. The surface can be used as a sleeping surface, a table top, a game surface, or for other similar purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Patent Category Corp.
    Inventor: Yu Zheng
  • Publication number: 20080289104
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bed sheet attachment system that allows a user to quickly and easily change bed sheets. In one embodiment, the fitted sheet of a bed comprises an upper surface and at least one attachment member disposed on the upper surface. A quick-change sheet having upper and lower surfaces also is provided, wherein at least one attachment member is disposed on the lower surface of the quick-change sheet. In use, the attachment member of the quick-change sheet is configured to releasably mate with the attachment member of the fitted sheet, thereby facilitating the changing of the quick-change sheet. Further, at least one pocket member may be releasably coupled to the fitted sheet, thereby providing one or more storage locations in close proximity to the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Deborah S. Rowson, Geoffrey R. Rowson
  • Patent number: 7437784
    Abstract: A mattress cover envelops a mattress in order to protect the mattress during moving and storage and has a body member that has a pair of faces joined by left and right side portions and a bottom portion forming an interior space with closed bottom, closed sides, and an open top. A flap extends upwardly from one of the faces and is releasably attachable to the other face in order to provide closure to the cover once a mattress is held therein. Side flaps extend from each side portion to provide added protection to the mattress. A strap extends along the bottom and up a section of each side portion. Loops on the ends of the strap provide carrying handles for the movers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Steven Turnipseed
  • Patent number: 7370377
    Abstract: A crib safety sheet and separable blanket with a sheet portion for selectively removing at least the blanket from the sheet, when the sheet is attached to a sleep surface. The separable blanket defining at least two edges for wrapping the blanket about an infant. The blanket may be removed from the sheet by separating the blanket, or by separating a sheet material portion attached to the blanket, from the sheet covering the sleep surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Safety Roo, Inc.
    Inventor: Jo-Ann Landry
  • Patent number: 7340788
    Abstract: A method for increasing the firmness of a pillowtop or any other soft mattress. The method includes providing a rectangular sheet of cotton fabric material having hook fasteners on one end and loop fasteners on an opposite end to attach the sheet of material around the mattress. The firmness of the mattress is increased by tightly wrapping the sheet of material around the mattress using the fasteners. The sheet of material is sized appropriately to fit entirely around the mattress with overlap. Preferably, the sheet of material is sized and manufactured for wrapping longitudinally around the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Christine M. Traub
  • Patent number: 7340787
    Abstract: A personal assistive device that can be installed onto a mattress, preferably a standard hospital bed mattress, to provide handles on the opposing sides of the mattress that may be grasped by a person getting into or out of the bed to ease the transition in or out, or by a person lying in the bed to reposition his or her body while remaining in the bed. The assistive device is a fabric construction that is adapted to be easily and removably installed onto directly over the sheet and other mattress coverings such as a mattress pad on a standard hospital bed mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventors: Emmet Elziver Willard, Jane Leigh Willard
  • Patent number: 7254849
    Abstract: A swaddling blanket serves to tightly wrap and enclose a young baby in a sheet of fabric to calm and soothe it. A swaddling blanket is a three-sided blanket that contains a pouch in the middle in which to contain the infant. The second portion of the blanket crosses over the front of the infant's torso, then is placed through a slit in the first portion of the blanket, and secured to the back of the blanket by cooperating hook and loop fasteners. The third portion of the blanket then crosses over the front of the infant's torso and chest, wraps around the entire body of the infant and is secured in the front by additional hook and loop fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Go Mama Go Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Georgia Gabrielle Fiebrich, Catherine Nora Hall
  • Patent number: 7207078
    Abstract: A bed valance consisting of a valance body with a center opening such that the valance body can be slipped over a mattress top onto a box spring without the need for removing the mattress when replacement or changing of the bed valance is necessary. The valance is removably attachable to a box spring with hook and loop fasteners sewn to the top of the box spring, and includes a tightening cord at its inner periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Branko Lakic
  • Patent number: 7152259
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a bed and bed sheet combination is disclosed. The apparatus is an extender sheet to be used in combination with an existing top sheet on a bed, with the extender sheet being removably attached to the top sheet. The purpose of the extender sheet is to make sure that the top sheet would not be removed, or become “untucked,” during a sleeping period of an individual using a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Barbara Goodwin
  • Patent number: 7107638
    Abstract: A thermally-adaptive comforter which gives the user a greater amount of control over the temperature of their sleeping environment. The invention accomplishes this objective by providing a comforter with hatches which allows the user to vary the thermal conductivity of the comforter in certain areas. The comforter includes a plurality of hatch covers, having different colors or designs, which are placed over hatch openings. The hatch covers are detachably fastened to the comforter so that the hatch covers may be rearranged to change the appearance of the comforter. This feature of aesthetic design variability allows the user to change the appearance of the comforter as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Thais Wilson
  • Patent number: 7007325
    Abstract: A method for fitting bedding to a mattress in a fixed, taut position, comprising: providing a side surface formed with an interconnectable fastening means comprising band pairs of a two-sided, hooks-and-loops type material; providing bedding having double bands of fastening means fixedly attached along stretching bands on at least three sides; stretching and drawing a first component of the bedding over the side surface; attaching the first component to the fastening means in a removable attachment; stretching and drawing a second component of the bedding over the side surface; attaching the second component to the mattress fastening means in a removable attachment at a point below that of the first component; and repeating the above steps in sequential order for additional components of the bedding as needed, each additional component being attached in a stepped position extending below the attachment of a prior component on the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Ram Gomeh
  • Patent number: 6928674
    Abstract: A swaddling blanket is provided which includes a tri-fold fabric sheet having a middle section with a pocket secured to an inner side of the fabric sheet on two adjacent sides to form a pouch for receiving an infant feet-first, the pouch being open on two other adjacent sides, and left and right sections bordering the middle section on opposite sides thereof and being of width sufficient to overlap an infant in the middle section pocket. The left and right sections carry cooperating fasteners arranged to releasably secure the left and right sections to each other when overlapped about an infant in the middle section pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: The First Years Inc.
    Inventor: Nijole Blackburn
  • Patent number: 6928675
    Abstract: A pillow cover that can be quickly and effortlessly placed over and removed from a conventional pillow, thus facilitating as many changes and/or replacements of the pillow cover as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Hugo Hamilton
  • Patent number: 6859962
    Abstract: A set of sheets includes an upper sheet with a top panel and a lower sheet with a bottom panel. In conjunction, the upper and lower sheets are sized, structured and configured to enclose a mattress. A waterproof panel is positioned between the upper sheet and the top of the mattress to protect the mattress from damaging exposure to moisture and liquids, including bodily fluids. In several embodiments, the upper sheet and waterproof panel are removable for washing and changing thereof while the lower sheet remains fitted to the mattress, thereby avoiding the need to lift or move the mattress when changing the sheets. The waterproof panel may be independently removable to selectively control air permeability of the sheets, and particularly the upper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Worry Free Inventions, Inc.
    Inventor: Darlene Diak/Ghanem
  • Patent number: 6823543
    Abstract: A set of bed sheets includes a lower sheet sized and configured to cover the bottom portion of a mattress and an upper sheet sized and configured to cover the top portion of the mattress. First and second separable fasteners about the respective continuous edges of the lower and upper sheets are removably attachable to secure the upper sheet to the lower sheet in a manner which encloses the mattress. The upper sheet includes a top surface which is formed of a material to define a third separable fastener. A collection of accessories include a crib rail bumper, a head support wedge, body position rolls, an insulated baby bottle/cup holder and a liquid impervious drool pad. Each of the accessories is provided with a fourth separable fastener adapted for releasable attachment to the third separable fastener on the top surface of the upper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Worry Free Inventions, Inc.
    Inventor: Darlene Diak/Ghanem
  • Patent number: 6817048
    Abstract: A device and method for restraining the movement of an infant within a crib significantly reduces the risk of accidental injury or death of a child. An infant is placed within the sleeping pouch which is then attached to the mattress or a cover on the mattress. The device allows an infant to lie on it's back and roll from side to side. The device and method prevents an infant from rolling over on its stomach and from placing limbs between crib rail slots and between the crib frame and the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Penilopee Lee LaRosa
  • Patent number: 6739002
    Abstract: A bedding system is provided which includes a mattress and a sheet, wherein the sheet is adjustably securable to the mattress using opposing hook and pile fastener strips. A continuous hook and pile fastener strip is affixed to the peripheral edge of the mattress and is engaged by sets of opposing hook and pile fastener strips affixed to the bed sheet. The hook and pile fastener strips releasably secure the bed sheet to the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Jaswant Singh Pannu
  • Publication number: 20040064889
    Abstract: A set of bed sheets includes a lower sheet sized and configured to cover the bottom portion of a mattress and an upper sheet sized and configured to cover the top portion of the mattress. First and second separable fasteners about the respective continuous edges of the lower and upper sheets are removably attachable to secure the upper sheet to the lower sheet in a manner which encloses the mattress. The upper sheet includes a top surface which is formed of a material to define a third separable fastener. A collection of accessories include a crib rail bumper, a head support wedge, body position rolls, an insulated baby bottle/cup holder and a liquid impervious drool pad. Each of the accessories is provided with a fourth separable fastener adapted for releasable attachment to the third separable fastener on the top surface of the upper sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: Darlene Diak/Ghanem
  • Publication number: 20040031100
    Abstract: A fitted sheet including a top rectangular fabric portion having at least four edges, at least two side rectangular fabric portions including a first side rectangular fabric portion and a second side rectangular fabric portion, each of the at least two side rectangular fabric portions including a first edge, a second edge and a third edge, the first edge of the at least two side rectangular fabric portions being common with a corresponding one of the at least four edges, the second edge of the first side rectangular fabric portion being common with the second edge of the second side rectangular fabric portion and at least one triangular fabric portion including a first edge, a second edge and a third edge, the first edge of the at least one triangular fabric portion being joined to a portion of the third edge of the first rectangular fabric portion and the second edge of the at least one triangular fabric portion being joined to a portion of the third edge of the second rectangular fabric portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Leon K. Creech
  • Patent number: 6651278
    Abstract: A bed sheet set for increasing comfort and protection of bedding has air permeable upper and lower panels. The lower panel encompasses a mattress and has a fastener for releasably securing the superposed upper panel. The upper panel has another fastener that releasably secures a minor liquid proof panel. The minor portion can be secured in place during sleep periods or periods of inactivity and selectively removed to increase air flow and comfort. When soiled, only the minor portion need be removed to extend the time between changing and laundering the entire bed sheet set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Darlene Diak Ghanem
  • Patent number: 6640362
    Abstract: Complimentary articles of bedding with cut-outs and removable or hinged opening overlays strategically located over the erogenous areas of bed occupants for purposes of enhancement of the sensual experience. Overlays are held in place over cut-outs or exposure openings with fasteners. Overlays attached to, or partly cloth hinged to blanket and/or sheet. Removable or partially openable at will by one or both partners as activities of an amorous nature may progress. Progressively smaller openings and overlays from top to bottom for a series of coaxially aligned openings and overlays in a mated sequence of bedding materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Carlton H. Kimball
  • Patent number: 6634042
    Abstract: A crib mattress cover has a top panel and a bottom panel sewn together and configured to fit over a rectangular crib mattress. One end of the cover is open, and a plurality of securing elements are attached along the opposing edges of the panels, on the interior surfaces thereof. When the securing members, which may be hook and loop fasteners, or a zipper, are joined together, the cover tightly fits over the mattress and cannot be easily dislodged by an infant resting in the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: Raleigh Blossman
  • Patent number: 6631528
    Abstract: A crib safety sheet/blanket with a fitted sheet portion having a front surface and a back surface two opposing ends defining pockets for snugly fitting the sheet to a mattress. A blanket is sewn along its midline to the center of the fitted sheet, defining two blanket halves. Mating strips of hook and loop fastening material are attached to the two halves of the blanket, so that an infant may be placed on the blanket with the two halves of the blanket wrapped around the infant and fastened to retain the infant in a supine position. A plurality of elastic straps may extend across the bottom of the fitted sheet and be removably secured to the side of the sheet with mating strips of hook and loop fastening material to retain the sheet on the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Jo-Ann C. Landry
  • Publication number: 20030154549
    Abstract: A crib safety sheet/blanket with a sheet portion having a front surface and a back surface two opposing ends defining pockets for snugly fitting the sheet to a mattress. A blanket is sewn along its midline to the center of the fitted sheet, defining two blanket halves. Mating strips of hook and loop fastening material are attached to the two halves of the blanket, so that an infant may be placed on the blanket with the two halves of the blanket wrapped around the infant and fastened to retain the infant in a supine position. A plurality of elastic straps may extend across the bottom of the fitted sheet and be removably secured to the side of the sheet with mating strips of hook and loop fastening material to retain the sheet on the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventor: Jo-Ann Landry
  • Patent number: 6598249
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for trimming the lower structure of a piece of furniture such as a bed or a couch which consists in covering the sides of said structure with a generally rectangular elongated strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: So.Tex.Am
    Inventors: Marie-Paule Pajanacci, Sophie Pajanacci
  • Patent number: 6446284
    Abstract: An improved structure for a 4-in-1 comforter assembly comprises a top cover, a comforter, a frame cover, a bottom cover and fastening means that connect the top cover, the comforter, the frame cover and the bottom cover together. The structure allows one to readily replace any of the top cover, the comforter, the frame cover and the bottom cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Chu Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 6276009
    Abstract: A bed skirt having a downwardly extending ruffle and panel sections that are tucked between an upper and lower mattress to maintain such bed skirt in a proper position and alignment with respect to the lower mattress. The panel sections are discontinuous or partially discontinuous and are equipped with adjustable fasteners that are used to secure the positioning of the panel sections with respect to each other. The panel sections are designed to be incrementally inserted between an upper and lower mattress, and the fasteners allow a user to secure the panel sections in proper alignment with respect to each other and with respect to the lower mattress once inserted and positioned between the mattresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Judith A. Schrougham
  • Patent number: 6226814
    Abstract: A separable bed covering including a pair of rectangular sheets each having a short upper edge, a short lower edge, a long inner edge, and a long outer edge. The long inner edge of a first sheet has a hook and loop strip extending therealong on a bottom surface thereof. The long inner edge of a second sheet has a hook and loop strip extending therealong on a top surface thereof for mating with the hook and loop strip of the first sheet to form a single large sheet. A supplemental sheet connects the first sheet to the second sheet. The supplemental sheet has a first edge fixedly secured to the long inner edge of the first sheet. A second edge of the supplemental sheet has a hook and loop strip disposed thereon for mating with a second hook and loop strip on a central portion of the second sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Brenda G. Alexander
  • Patent number: 6065164
    Abstract: A removable nap mat cover is made of two fabric panels and has one end closed with an end fastener. The nap mat slips between the fabric panels. The end fastener secures the fabric panels together for about 2/3 of their width defining openings large enough for a person's hand to fit through. The end fastener prevents the nap mat cover from coming off the mat. The end fastener may be hook and loop fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventors: Christyne M. Swanger, Carole A. Yashus
  • Patent number: 6035469
    Abstract: A bed skirt having a downwardly extending ruffle and panel sections that are tucked between an upper and lower mattress to maintain such bed skirt in a proper position and alignment with respect to the lower mattress. The panels sections are equipped with adjustable fastening implements that are used to secure the positioning of the panel sections with respect to each other. The panel sections are designed to be incrementally inserted between an upper and lower mattress, and the fastening implements allow a user to secure the panel sections in proper alignment with respect to each other and with respect to the lower mattress once inserted and positioned thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Inventor: Judith A. Schrougham
  • Patent number: 5946751
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for retaining a bedding article of a bed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a base and a skirt extending from the base that is adapted to be disposed below a structural member. A plurality of first fasteners are attached to the skirt, each first fastener adapted to removably engage with a corresponding one of a plurality of second fasteners attached to the bedding article by adhesive means. A plurality of tabs are attached to sites on the skirt, wherein an end of each tab is free to rotate with respect to the attachment site of the tab. Each first fastener is secured to a corresponding one of the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Steven E. DeMay
  • Patent number: 5887299
    Abstract: A convertible multi-purpose covering is disclosed being formed of pair of similarly shaped and sized flexible sheets of material having predetermined surfaces and edges positioned in face-to-face relationship at a first location. The sheets are aligned along their edges and connected along the top and side marginal edges leaving the sheets bottom edges open and thereafter turning the connected sheets right-side-out. Insulating filling sufficiently shaped, sized or volumed is inserted through the opening and arranged to evenly fill the space between the connected sheets, with the sheets then being connected along the bottom marginal edges to close the opening forming a comforter body. Two pluralities of fasteners arranged in parallel longitudinal rows are attached to the top surface of the body along the right side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: Brent S. Phillips
  • Patent number: 5749110
    Abstract: A box spring wrap and dust ruffle system is disclosed. The box spring wrap is fabricated of a material to which hooks, of a hook-and-loop fastener system, may be attached. The wrap has a length selected so that it is long enough to wrap around two sides and the foot of the perimeter of a large box spring, such as a king size; the wrap also preferably is of a length so as to be tied about the perimeter of a smaller size box spring, such as a full size or a queen size. Drawstrings are provided to secure the wrap around 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 wrap when secured about a box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventors: Richard A. Gamble, Anthony V. Borino
  • Patent number: 5733397
    Abstract: A bed skirt with removable skirt portion for being secured to the mattress foundation of a bed, and a fabricating method for fabricating such bed skirt. The bed skirt includes a skirt portion for being received around at least a portion of the perimeter of the mattress foundation. The bed skirt also includes a fastening mechanism for releasably securing the skirt portion to at least certain of the side walls of the mattress foundation such that the skirt portion extends around at least a portion of the perimeter of the mattress foundation. The fabricating method of the present invention includes the steps of disengaging the support panel from the skirt portion of the conventional bed skirt, and securing a first fastener component to an upper edge portion of the skirt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: Judy A. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 5729846
    Abstract: A combination beach towel and pillow case comprising a towel, which can be made of fiber-reactive dyed velour on one side for a decorative pattern, and a rectangular panel sized in shape and connected at two edges to form a pillow receiving compartment. The panel is folded over itself, connected at two edges and attached to one end of the beach towel, and can occupy approximately one-twelfth the surface area of the beach towel. Alternately, two rectangular panels can be attached at three edges and connected to one end of the beach towel to form the pillow compartment. The pillow compartment includes a closure at the pillow receiving opening to capture the pillow and keep sand and dirt from entering the pillow compartment and reaching the pillow. The pillow can be easily removed from the pillow compartment providing for easy cleaning of the towel, and easy replacement of the pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: William Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5715553
    Abstract: A bed skirt for use over the lower part of a bed having a foot and opposed spaced sides and a horizontally extending mattress supported on a bedstead formed by a frame and legs, said bed skirt extending over the legs of the bed to provide a desired enclosure for the lower portion of the bed to minimize dust accumulations under the bed and to provide a decorative enclosure for the lower part of the bed. The bed skirt is formed with a vertically extending skirt portion or flounce dimensioned to extend along at least the foot and opposed sides of the bed from a point close to the floor to a point above the legs of the bed. Secured to the top edge of the skirt by a single continuous line of stitching is a retaining strip which extends horizontally from the upper edge of the skirt portion over at least a part of the bed frame, preferably a distance such as to cover the edge of the horizontal surface of the mattress support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventors: David Baron, Adam Levinsohn
  • Patent number: 5713089
    Abstract: A modular construction for quilted blankets uses long panels which are releasably connected together in a side by side manner through interlocking hook and loop type fasteners. On one long side of each panel a tongue strip is secured to extend from between fabric sheets of the panel. Hooks and/or loops are provided along the length of the tongue strip. On the other long side of each panel a groove is formed by the bifurcation of the fabric sheets. Within this grove, loops and/or hooks are provided to coact with their opposing members on the tongue strip. The tongue strip of one panel is interlocked within the groove of an adjacent panel. A capping strip with loops and/or hooks is doubled over to cover the remaining exposed tongue strip to finish the blanket. By adding or subtracting panels, the size of the blanket may be varied as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventor: Louise Ferrante
  • Patent number: 5701617
    Abstract: An easily changeable, moisture resistant bedsheet formed of a bottom sheet component having water-permeable upper and lower textile sections, and a moisture-resistant center section; a moisture absorbent pad on the center section; and a textile cover sheet component of the same material as the upper and lower sections of the bottom sheet component releasibly secured over the pad and center section to give the appearance of a conventional single sheet formed of a single textile fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Inventor: Gerard Joseph Colby
  • Patent number: 5638562
    Abstract: A fitted bed sheet foundation and a dust ruffle for placement onto a mattress and around a box spring of a bed. The fitted bed sheet foundation comprises: a sheet of material, the sheet is sized to fit on and around corners and edges of a mattress, the sheet is of a sufficient size so that when it is laid over the mattress a lower edge of the sheet extends downwardly below and alongside the mattress with a lowermost edge area of the sheet positioned in confronting relation to a box spring, and a first fastener, the first fastener is secured at outer edges on the lowermost edge area of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: John F. Masoncup
  • Patent number: 5621931
    Abstract: A bedskirt assembly made up of a non-slip grip deck made from non-slip fabric with releasable fasteners. The grip deck is installed between the mattress and box springs of the bed and stabilizes the location of the mattress relative to the box springs and provides for easy attachment of segments of skirting, in one panel or several panels. The position of the panels is adjustable for height and length and to suit individual bedframes. The skirt panels can be quickly and easily removed and replaced without having to remove the mattress from the box springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Inventor: Samantha Hamilton
  • Patent number: 5566410
    Abstract: A quick sealing pillow cover, which is an improvement over U.S. Pat. No. 4,144,603, is provided with retainer portions in the one open edge and hook and loop closure, such as Velcro, on the inside flaps of the opening forming the open edge. Quick sealing is accomplished merely by, simultaneously pulling the corners of the retainer portions on the side with the opening in opposite directions with just one snap of the wrists. The pillow is retained in the cover without slipping out even during vigorous physical activity by the user. With the pillow removed and the pillow cover sealed, the hook and loop closure means provides sufficient rigidity to the pillow cover that the physical symmetry of the pillow cover during washing and drying or cleaning cycles is maintained and the cover may be reused without pressing (ironing) or folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventor: Alan L. Schaechter
  • Patent number: 5540480
    Abstract: A seat assembly to permit the look of a seat to be easily changed includes a seat body including sides, upholstery covering at least a portion of the seat body, a strip of a hook-type hook-and-loop fastener secured to and extending circumferentially around the sides of the seat body, a ribbon of upholstery backed to a strip of loop-type hook-and-loop fastener, and a removable skirt element including a band of a width wider than the ribbon, the band having one side backed to a strip of loop-type hook-and-loop fastener. Loose pillows on the seat body have a covering on one side of a formal look and a covering on a reverse side of a casual look, whereby the ribbon of upholstery or the band of upholstery may be selectively mounted to the seat body by joining the hook-and-loop type fasteners to permit the look of the seat to be easily changed from a skirtless to a skirted look and the pillows may be displayed as desired to complement the skirted or skirtless look.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Carol Christa