Title:
Conley mattress connection pad
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Conley Mattress Connection Pad is uniquely designed to join together multiple mattresses for the purpose of creating the appearance, comfort and feel of a single continuous uniformed mattress. The Conley Mattress Connection Pad consists of manufactured fabric sewn together with padding. When attached via its zippers, it removes the gap and provides adequate padding by covering the joining space between the multiple mattresses.



Inventors:
Conley, Steven Level (Conway, AR, US)
Application Number:
10/292004
Publication Date:
05/06/2004
Filing Date:
11/01/2002
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
5/737
International Classes:
A47C27/14; A47C27/15; A47C31/10; (IPC1-7): A47C27/00
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Primary Examiner:
TRETTEL, MICHAEL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Steve Conley (Conway, AR, US)
Claims:

What I claim as my invention is



1. The conley mattress connection pad methodology of forming together multiple standard made mattresses for the purpose of creating the appearance, comfort and feel of a single continuous uniformed mattress:

2. The claim as set forth in claim #1 wherein the Conley Mattress Connection Pad is uniquely designed specifically for accomplishing continuity of mattress usage. A person laying on a futon created by using the Conley Mattress Connection Pad could not tell the difference between a normal mattress that is not a futon. This gives the mattress a feeling of sleeping in a normal bed as opposed to a futon bed.

3. The claim as set forth in claim #1 the Conley Mattress Connection Pad is a revolutionary way of making a futon mattresses without the need for tufts (indented buttons) that are commonly used in all futon mattresses. The elimination of tufts gives the futon mattress created by the Conley Mattress Connection Pad the feel and comfort of a normal mattress.

4. The Conley Mattress Connection Pad is uniquely designed to preserved and expand the useful life of Futon mattresses by allowing manufacturers the option of using two mattresses versus a single mattress that has to be folded down the center thus losing its overall effectiveness.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This product is designed for the Furniture and Home Bedding Industry. The futon bed is a very versatile and useful concept in that it allows for a piece of furniture to be used as a bed or couch when the back is perpendicularly inverted. Futon owners prior to this invention had no way of dealing with the spatial gap adjoining multiple mattresses. These gaps proved problematic in that they were uncomfortable and unsafe for children. Some manufacturers are using larger single mattresses, but fold lines are created along the bend line thus reducing the effectiveness of the mattress. The nature of the Conley Mattress Connection Pad is to resolve these issues by allowing a Connection Pad to adjoin multiple mattresses seamlessly. The Conley Mattress Connection Pad design allows for a Futon bed to be as comfortable as any other bed or sofa.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0002] The Conley Mattress Connection Pad is uniquely designed to join together multiple mattresses for the purpose of creating the appearance, comfort and feel of a single continuous uniformed mattress. It has applications in the Futon Sofa industry whereby it is common to have to two separate twin size mattresses. One serving as a seat cushion while the other serves as a backrest. When the Futon is reclined into the bed position, the gap between the two mattresses often leads to discomfort and potential safety issues for young children. By simply attaching the Conley Mattress Connection Pad via the attached zippers, it removes the gap and provides adequate padding for comfort. The current concept of a futon mattress is very much in demand within the industry. This is because you have a mattress or a bed system that can be used as a sofa or converted to a bed upon demand. The draw back with the existing technology is that futons mattresses have a certain feeling of sleep and sitting discomfort. Consumers can easily detect whether they were sitting or lying on a standard futon mattresses versus one created by the Conley Mattress Connection Pad. With the Conley Mattress Connection Pad, they could not tell if they were on a futon bed or a regular bed. Based upon the same principal, they couldn't distinguished if they were on a futon sofa or regular sofa if the futon bed were inverted into sofa form utilizing the Conley Mattress Connection Pad. The Conley Mattress Connection Pad is a system of connecting two mattresses. The mattress composition from the manufacturer does not have any adverse effect on the Conley Mattress Connection Pad. This allows manufactures to continue to produce their mattresses with material they deem most appropriate for comfort, feel and look. The Conley Mattress Connection Pad allows for the perpendicular or inverted bend that single spring or rubber mattresses cannot adequately perform. The Conley Mattress Connection Pad makes the connection of two mattresses possible.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

[0003] FIG. 1a

[0004] This view illustrates the Top Lining. The Top Lining is made of fabric cloth material. It has YKK Zippers along both of the longest sides. These zippers will connect with the mattress to be joined.

[0005] FIG. 1b

[0006] This view illustrates the Foam Pad. The Foam Pad is the material that is sewn in between the Top and Bottom Linings. This material is a ¼″ inch thick. It serves as a padding to provide a soft comforting feel for the user.

[0007] FIG. 1c

[0008] This view illustrates the Bottom Lining. The Bottom Lining is made of fabric cloth material. The Bottom Lining is slightly smaller than the Top Lining. It is sewn underneath to the top lining with the foam pad in between.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0009] The Conley Mattress Connection Pad consists of three basic elements sewn together with and industrial thread. The 1 st piece known as the Top Pad is made of fabric that is 72″ long by 15″ wide. Along both 72″ long sides are a size YKK Zipper. This zipper is used to connect to both of the to be joined mattress later. The 2nd piece known as the Foam Pad is 69″ long by 12″ wide by 1/4″ thick. This Foam pad is sewn centered ¾″ from the outer perimeters of the Top Pad. The 3rd piece known as the Bottom lining is 70½″ long by 13″ wide. It is sewn together onto the bottom of the Top Pad covering the Foam pad in its entirety.