Title:
Terry cloth bed set
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A terry cloth bed set comprising a mattress cover, a bed sheet and pillow cases made from terry cloth to provide warmth and softness during the whole year. The basic terry cloth material can be cotton or cotton and polyester. The components of the bed set can have their edges trimmed with either cotton cloth, rayon cloth, polyester cloth, and patterned cloth.



Inventors:
Rueth, David J. (Tempe, AZ, US)
Application Number:
10/216927
Publication Date:
02/19/2004
Filing Date:
08/13/2002
Assignee:
RUETH DAVID J.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
5/482, 5/490, 5/495, 5/497, 5/499, 428/97
International Classes:
A47G9/02; (IPC1-7): D03D27/08; A47G9/02
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Primary Examiner:
JUSKA, CHERYL ANN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Richard C. Litman (Alexandria, VA, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A terry cloth bed set comprising: a mattress cover made of terry cloth; a bed sheet made of terry cloth; and a plurality of pillow cases made of terry cloth; whereby soft comfort is assured during the entire year.

2. The terry cloth bed set according to claim 1, wherein the pieces of the bed set are made of substantially cotton cloth.

3. The terry cloth bed set according to claim 1, wherein the pieces of the bed set are made of substantially cotton and polyester cloth.

4. The terry cloth bed set according to claim 1, wherein the pieces of the bed set have edge trimming of a cotton cloth.

5. The terry cloth bed set according to claim 1, wherein the pieces of the bed set have edge trimming of a rayon cloth.

6. The terry cloth bed set according to claim 1, wherein the pieces of the bed set have edge trimming of a polyester cloth.

7. The terry cloth bed set according to claim 1, wherein the pieces of the bed set have edge trimming of a patterned cloth.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates generally to bed covers. More specifically, the invention is a bed cover set comprising a bedsheet, pillowcases, and a mattress cover made of terry cloth.

[0003] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0004] The related art of interest describes various bed linen, but none discloses the present invention. There is a need for a versatile, economical bed covering set comprising a mattress cover sheet, a bed sheet and pillowcases using terry cloth material, and including aesthetic features such as the gauge or thread count of the terry cloth, borders, trim, hue, or number of loops.

[0005] The related are of interest will be discussed in the order of relative pertinence to the instant invention.

[0006] U.S. Pat. No. 6,89,597 B1 issued on May 21, 2002, to Kym Henegan describes a terry cloth or cut-loops towel made into a gown having a hood and overlapped front panels for a baby after bathing. The garment material can be made of cotton or a 75% cotton and 25% polyester. The trim can be 44% cotton and 56% polyester. The inside of the gown is made of multiply looped cotton terry cloth. The disclosure is distinguishable for being limited to a terry cloth garment for a baby.

[0007] U.S. Pat. No. 5,072,467 issued on Dec. 17, 1991, to Sean P. Hunt describes a beach towel with pockets comprising a material made of toweling matter such as cotton terry cloth similar to beach towels having two small rectangular corner envelopes at the bottom edge and a larger rectangular envelope centered at the top edge for containing various articles. The terry cloth beach towel is distinguishable because the patent does not suggest to one with ordinary skill in the art to create a terry cloth bed set consisting of bed sheets, pillow cases and a mattress cover.

[0008] U.S. Pat. No. 4,892,353 issued on Jan. 9, 1990, to Dan J. Goddard describes a stretchable terry cloth cover for a lounge chair. The cover is distinguishable because it is used only for a portion of the lounge chair, and there is no suggestion that bed sets can be made of terry cloth.

[0009] U.S. Pat. No. 6,122,780 issued on Sep. 26, 2000, to Michael J. Taylor describes a functional terry cloth beach towel for unmarried people divided into two sections with inscriptions printed thereon. The product is distinguishable in being limited to a beach towel.

[0010] U.S. Pat. No. 5,855,021 issued on Jan. 5, 1999, to Reginald L. Somerville describes a terry cloth towel garment made from two towels joined along one side to form a head opening and a hood. Upper arm covering sections project from each side. The product is distinguishable in being limited to a garment.

[0011] U.S. Pat. No. 3,800,340 issued on Apr. 2, 1974, to Edith Valentine describes a combination bed sheet and an integrated open-ended pillowcase, but neither suggests or discloses the cloth material. The combination is distinguishable for requiring an integrated bed sheet and pillowcase.

[0012] U.S. Pat. No. 4,045,831 issued on Sep. 6, 1977, to William F. Clark describes a bed sheet made of either cotton, cotton percale, muslin or linen used as either a bottom or top sheet. The bed sheet has a fabric panel sized o fit the mattress, and open pockets at each end to enclose the head and foot portions of a mattress. The bed sheet is distinguishable for requiring head and foot pockets, and neither suggesting or teaching that terry cloth is preferred as the sheet material.

[0013] U.S. Pat. No. 5,720,043 issued on Feb. 24, 1998, to Marvin D. White, Sr. describes a convertible beach towel and poncho made from terry cloth, but other fabrics known in the art of beach towels can be use. The article is distinguishable for being limited to a combination beach towel and poncho.

[0014] U.S. Pat. No. 4,877,288 issued on Oct. 31, 1989, to Susan Lee describes a lounge chair cover incorporating a seat panel of terry cloth. The article is distinguishable for being limited to a lounge chair seat panel.

[0015] U.K. Patent Application No. 1,072,258 published on Jun. 14, 1967, for The Singer Company describes a tufted fabric simulating terry cloth. The tufted fabric comprises a base fabric and pile loops extending from both faces of the backing fabric. The pile loops are formed by two interlocking yarns. The fabric material is distinguishable for lacking any reference to its use.

[0016] U.S. Pat. No. 5,996,147 issued on Dec. 7, 1999, to Lyn Trimble describes a bedsheet and pillowcase combination for a mattress having pouches at both ends for engagement. The article is distinguishable for requiring the multiple pouches, and lacking any suggestion for using terry cloth.

[0017] U.S. Pat. No. 6,253,398 B1 issued on Jul. 3, 2001, to Kelly Yim describes a mattress cover comprising pockets formed by a major portion and a minor portion closed by fasteners. The mattress cover is distinguishable for requiring a distinct clam sheel structure, and lacking any suggestion of the cover material other than a flexible, soft material, fabric-like in nature.

[0018] U.S. Pat. No. 6,341,396 B1 issued on Jan. 29, 2002, to Josephine Carapezza describes a variable coverage bed covering for permitting a pair of occupants of a bed to individually adjust the position of the occupant without affecting the coverage of the other occupant. The bed covering utilizes conventional blanket and sheet materials. The bed covering is distinguishable for its distinct structure and the lack of terry cloth usage.

[0019] U.S. Pat. No. 6,381,778 B1 issued on May 7, 2002, to Jennifer R. Peterson describes a zipper-fitted cotton crib sheet for covering the mattress to prevent the infant from pulling loose any corner of the crib sheet. The crib sheet is distinguishable for its required crib structure, and the lack of any suggestion for using terry cloth material.

[0020] U.K. Patent Application No. 891,355 published on Mar. 14, 1962, for Charles B. Fleet describes bed quilts comprising stuffed and quilted bed covers. The blankets are distinguishable for being limited to stuffed and quilted bed covers.

[0021] None of the above inventions and patents, taken either singularly or in combination, is seen to describe the instant invention as claimed. Thus, a terry cloth bed set solving the aforementioned problems is desired.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0022] The present invention is directed to a bed covering set comprising a mattress cover sheet, a bed sheet and pillowcases using essentially terry cloth material including aesthetic features such as the gauge or thread count of the terry cloth, borders, trim, hue, or number of loops. The terry cloth material imparts a warm and comfortable feeling to one in bed in winter and even in the summer.

[0023] Accordingly, it is a principal object of the invention to provide a bed covering set made from terry cloth.

[0024] It is another object of the invention to provide a mattress cover sheet made of terry cloth.

[0025] It is a further object of the invention to provide a bed sheet made of terry cloth.

[0026] Still another object of the invention is to provide a set of made terry pillowcases of cloth.

[0027] It is an object of the invention to provide improved elements and arrangements thereof for the purposes described which is inexpensive, dependable and fully effective in accomplishing its intended purposes.

[0028] These and other objects of the present invention will become readily apparent upon further review of the following specification and drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0029] FIG. 1 is an environmental, perspective view of a terry cloth bed set on a bed according to the present invention.

[0030] FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a terry cloth pillow cover.

[0031] FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of a terry cloth bed sheet and mattress cover.

[0032] Similar reference characters denote corresponding features consistently throughout the attached drawings.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0033] The present invention is directed in FIG. 1 to a terry cloth bed set 10 on a bed 12 having a mattress 14 (hidden), a mattress cover 16 made of terry cloth with elasticized edges, a bed sheet 18 made of terry cloth (herein shown as a cover), and at least one pillow case 20 over a pillow 22 (hidden) made of terry cloth, whereby soft comfort is assured during the entire year. If a blanket (not shown) is added during a cold winter, two terry cloth bed sheets 18 would be used by the person sleeping between the sheets.

[0034] In FIG. 2, a pillow 22 (hidden) is covered with the terry cloth pillow case 20. In FIG. 3, a flat terry cloth bed sheet 18 and a terry cloth mattress cover 16 covering the mattress 14 (hidden). It should be noted that the mattress cover 16 can cover the mattress 14 completely or only the sides and part of the bottom thereof.

[0035] Terry cloth is one of the softest known woven cloths, providing a delicate touch to the face and body. Terry cloth is very absorbent. Dry terry cloth material will not fluctuate in temperature with ambient temperature change, because the material holds a substantially median temperature independent of the weather, humidity and environment. Therefore, terry cloth will remain a comfortable covering in the cold of winter or in the heat of summer. Terry cloth will not require ironing after being washed; and is readily amenable to folding for storage. A final valuable advantage of terry cloth is the extreme durability from wear, enabling long life even with the worst abuse.

[0036] The basic construction of terry cloth materials comprises uncut pile fabric sheet material with uncut loops on both sides. The bed set 10 will be manufactured using cotton or cotton with other strengthening cloth materials such as polyester and the like. The thread count, gauge size of the thread, and the number of loops per unit area are conventional. Other accoutrements such as borders, hue, and embroidery are also conventional and optional.

[0037] The size of the terry cloth mattress cover 16, the bed sheet 18 and the pillow case 20 will have the conventional dimensions suitable for king size, queen size, full size, double size, and single size beds. The pieces of the bed set 10 are trimmed with edging of either a cotton, rayon, polyester, or the like material.

[0038] It is to be understood that the present invention is not limited to the embodiment described above, but encompasses any and all embodiments within the scope of the following claims.