Title:
Multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A device for covering a bed includes a first covering member, a second covering member, and a securing mechanism. The first covering member and second covering member are shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end, and include at least one zipper attached to the outer portions thereof. The zipper can be securely attached to the securing mechanism, preferably a loop attached to the first covering member, by a lock. The device can include a pleated region within the first covering member, an elastic cord attached to the outer portions of the first covering member, and elastic straps attached to the first covering member to secure the device to a mattress. The device can include a pull tab coupled to the zippers, and an electronic sensor attached to the first covering member to detect the unzipping of the zipper.



Inventors:
Mccarthy, Angela (Quincy, MA, US)
Application Number:
11/601658
Publication Date:
05/22/2008
Filing Date:
11/20/2006
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
340/540
International Classes:
A47G9/04
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Primary Examiner:
NELSON, KERI JESSICA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Eric Hanscom / InterContinental IP (Carlsbad, CA, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A device for covering a bed comprising: a) a first covering member for placement over a bed mattress, the first covering member including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface and bottom surface shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end, the two side portions, the first end, and the second end each containing an outer portion, the first covering member further including at least one first covering member zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions; b) a second covering member for placement over the first covering member, the second covering member including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface and bottom surface shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end, the two side portions, the first end, and the second end each containing an outer portion, the second covering member further including at least one zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions, the at least one second covering member zipper configured to engage with the at least one first covering member zipper to secure the second covering member to the first covering member; and c) a securing mechanism attached to each of the two side portions proximate to the second end of the first covering member whereby a user can safely restrain a person within a bed by zipping the second covering member to the first covering member and attaching the at least one second covering member zipper to the securing mechanism by a padlock or other locking device.

2. The device for covering a bed of claim 1, wherein the securing mechanism is a loop of fabric sewn to each of the two side portions proximate to the second end of the first covering member.

3. The device for covering a bed of claim 1 further comprising a pleated region within the first covering member and the second covering member, wherein the pleated region provides room for a person to be securely positioned beneath the first covering member and the second covering member.

4. The device for covering a bed of claim 1 further comprising an elastic cord attached to the outer portions of the two side portions, the first end, and the second end of the first covering member.

5. The device for covering a bed of claim 1 further comprising an elastic strap attached to the perimeter of the first end and one side portion, the second end and one side portion, the first end and the other side portion, and the second end and the other side portion of the first covering member, for the purpose of securing the device to a mattress.

6. The device for covering a bed of claim 1, wherein the first covering member is a sheet and the second covering member is a blanket.

7. The device for covering a bed of claim 1 further comprising a pull tab coupled to the at least one first covering member zipper and the at least one second covering member zipper.

8. The device for covering a bed of claim 1 further comprising an electronic sensor coupled to the first covering member, the electric sensor configured to detect the unzipping of the zipper of the first covering member.

9. A device for covering a bed comprising: a) a first covering member for placement over a bed mattress, the first covering member including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface and bottom surface shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end, the two side portions, the first end, and the second end each containing an outer portion, the first covering member further including at least two first covering member zippers attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions; b) a second covering member for placement over the first covering member, the second covering member including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface and bottom surface shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end, the two side portions, the first end, and the second end each containing an outer portion, the second covering member further including at least one zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions, the at least one second covering member zipper configured to engage with one of the at least two first covering member zippers to secure the second covering member to the first covering member; c) a third covering member for placement over the second covering member, the third covering member including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface and bottom surface shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end, the two side portions, the first end, and the second end each containing an outer portion, the third covering member further including at least one zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions, the at least one third covering member zipper configured to engage with the other of the at least two first covering member zippers to secure the third covering member to the first covering member; and d) a securing mechanism attached to each of the two side portions proximate to the second end of the first covering member whereby a user can safely restrain a person within a bed by zipping the second covering member to the first covering member, zipping the third covering member to the first covering member, and then attaching the at least one third covering member zipper to the securing mechanism by a padlock or other locking device.

10. The device for covering a bed of claim 9, wherein the securing mechanism is a loop of fabric sewn to each of the two side portions proximate to the second end of the first covering member.

11. The device for covering a bed of claim 9 further comprising a pleated region within the first covering member, the second covering member, and the third covering member, wherein the pleated region provides room for a person to be securely positioned beneath the first covering member, the second covering member, and the third covering member.

12. The device for covering a bed of claim 9 further comprising an elastic cord attached to the outer portions of the two side portions, the first end, and the second end of the first covering member.

13. The device for covering a bed of claim 9 further comprising an elastic strap attached to the perimeter of the first end and one side portion, the second end and one side portion, the first end and the other side portion, and the second end and the other side portion of the first covering member, for the purpose of securing the device to a mattress.

14. The device for covering a bed of claim 9, wherein the first covering member and the second covering member is a sheet and the third covering member is a blanket.

15. The device for covering a bed of claim 9 further comprising a pull tab coupled to the at least one first covering member zipper, the at least one second covering member zipper, and the at least one third covering member zipper.

16. The device for covering a bed of claim 9 further comprising an electronic sensor coupled to the first covering member, the electric sensor configured to detect the unzipping of the zipper.

17. A device for covering a bed comprising: a) a first covering member for placement over a bed mattress, the first covering member including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface and bottom surface shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, a second end, and a pleated region, the two side portions, the first end, and the second end each containing an outer portion, the first covering member further including at least two first covering member zippers attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions; b) a second covering member for placement over the first covering member, the second covering member including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface and bottom surface shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, a second end, and a pleated region, the two side portions, the first end, and the second end each containing an outer portion, the second covering member further including at least one zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions, the at least one second covering member zipper configured to engage with one of the at least two first covering member zippers to secure the second covering member to the first covering member; c) a third covering member for placement over the second covering member, the third covering member including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface and bottom surface shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, a second end, and a pleated region, the two side portions, the first end, and the second end each containing an outer portion, the third covering member further including at least one zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions, the at least one third covering member zipper configured to engage with the other of the at least two first covering member zippers to secure the third covering member to the first covering member; d) a securing mechanism attached to each of the two side portions proximate to the second end of the first covering member; and e) an elastic strap attached to the perimeter of the first end and one side portion, the second end and one side portion, the first end and the other side portion, and the second end and the other side portion of the first covering member, for the purpose of securing the device to a mattress whereby a user can safely restrain a person within a bed by zipping the second covering member to the first covering member, zipping the third covering member to the first covering member, and then attaching the at least one third covering member zipper to the securing mechanism by a padlock or other locking device.

18. The device for covering a bed of claim 17, wherein the first covering member and the second covering member is a sheet and the third covering member is a blanket.

19. The device for covering a bed of claim 17 further comprising a pull tab coupled to the at least one first covering member zipper, the at least one second covering member zipper, and the at least one third covering member zipper.

20. The device for covering a bed of claim 17 further comprising an electronic sensor coupled to the first covering member, the electric sensor configured to detect the unzipping of the zipper of the first covering member.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

None.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

This invention was not federally sponsored.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The embodiments of the invention relate to the field of bed covering devices. More specifically, the embodiments of the present invention relate to a multi-layered bed covering device with a security restraint.

2. Description of the Related Art

Blankets and sheets have been used to cover beds for centuries to provide a comfortable sleep experience and to protect from cold nighttime temperatures. Generally, beds are covered with a bottom sheet, a top sheet over the bottom sheet, a blanket over the top sheet, and possibly-a comforter over the blanket. While sleeping, a person can move around a substantial amount in the bed, causing the sheets and blankets to become disheveled and possibly even fall off of the bed. In especially cold conditions, this can often leave a person without the necessary protection from the cold temperatures, which can lead to sickness, not to mention an uncomfortable sleep experience. Further, the lack of a way to keep sheets and blankets on the bed in an organized fashion can contribute to the time required to “make the bed” in the morning. As many people who are preparing for work in the morning do not have time to “make the bed”, messy beds do not often get made if the process takes more than a few minutes.

In several environments, it is often desirable for one person to keep track of another individual throughout the night. For example, a parent might like to ensure that a child who has a sleepwalking disorder does not get out of bed and risk injury by walking throughout the house. Also, it is often desirable for hospitals and institutions to secure patients to beds for safety purposes. Further, it is also desirable to have a means to become aware of when a person does get out of the bed. The current bed covering devices do not provide for the ability to safely and humanely secure a person within a bed such that they are free to move around within the bed.

Therefore, there is a need for a bed covering device that can provide protection from environmental conditions, can eliminate the disheveling of the sheets and blankets during sleep, can provide for the ability to safely secure a person within a bed such that they are free to move around within the bed, and can notify another person when the bed occupant has gotten up and out of the bed.

In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail it is to be understood that the embodiments of the invention are not limited in their application to the details of construction and to the arrangement of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The embodiments of the invention are capable of being practiced and carried out in various ways. In addition, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.

SUMMARY OF THE EMBODIMENTS OF THE INVENTION

The preferred embodiment of the invention involves a multi-layered bed covering device with a security restraint. The device includes a first covering member for placement over a bed mattress, a second covering member for placement over the first covering member, and a securing mechanism. The first covering member includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface and the bottom surface are shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end. The two side portions, the first end, and the second end each contain an outer portion. The first covering member further includes at least one first covering member zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions. The first covering member is preferably a sheet.

The second covering member includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface and the bottom surface are shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end. The two side portions, the first end, and the second end each contain an outer portion. The second covering member further includes at least one second covering member zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions. The at least one second covering member zipper is configured to engage with the at least one first covering member zipper to secure the second covering member to the first covering member. The securing mechanism is attached to each of the two side portions proximate to the second end of the first covering member. The second covering member is preferably a sheet, but can also be a blanket.

The device can include a pleated region within the first covering member and the second covering member, wherein the pleated region provides room for a person to be securely positioned beneath the first covering member and the second covering member. The device can further include an elastic cord attached to the outer portions of the two side portions, the first end, and the second end of the first covering member. An elastic strap can also be included to attach to the perimeter of the first end and one side portion, the second end and one side portion, the first end and the other side portion, and the second end and the other side portion of the first covering member, for the purpose of securing the device to a mattress.

The device can further include a pull tab coupled to the at least one first covering member zipper, the at least one second covering member zipper, and the at least one third covering member zipper. The device can also include an electronic sensor coupled to the first covering member, the electric sensor configured to detect the unzipping of the zipper. The device can be used to safely restrain a person within a bed by zipping the second covering member to the first covering member and attaching the at least one second covering member zipper to the securing mechanism by a padlock or other-locking device.

Another embodiment of the invention involves a multi-layered bed covering device with a security restraint. The device includes a first covering member for placement over a bed mattress, a second covering member for placement over the first covering member, a third covering member for placement over the second covering member, and a securing mechanism. The first covering member includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface and the bottom surface are shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end. The two side portions, the first end, and the second end each contain an outer portion. The first covering member further includes at least one first covering member zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions. The first covering member is preferably a sheet.

The second covering member includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface and the bottom surface are shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end. The two side portions, the first end, and the second end each contain an outer portion. The second covering member further includes at least one second covering member zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions. The at least one second covering member zipper is configured to engage with the at least one first covering member zipper to secure the second covering member to the first covering member. The securing mechanism is attached to each of the two side portions proximate to the second end of the first covering member. The second covering member is preferably a sheet.

The third covering member includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface and the bottom surface are shaped to form a top portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end. The two side portions, the first end, and the second end each contain an outer portion. The third covering member further includes at least one third covering member zipper attached to the outer portions of the first end and the two side portions. The at least one third covering member zipper is configured to engage with the at least one first covering member zipper to secure the third covering member to the first covering member. The securing mechanism is attached to each of the two side portions proximate to the second end of the first covering member. The third covering member is preferably blanket.

The device can include a pleated region within the first covering member and the second covering member, wherein the pleated region provides room for a person to be securely positioned beneath the first covering member and the second covering member. The device can further include an elastic cord attached to the outer portions of the two side portions, the first end, and the second end of the first covering member. The device also includes an elastic strap attached to the perimeter of the first end and one side portion, the second end and one side portion, the first end and the other side portion, and the second end and the other side portion of the first covering member, for the purpose of securing the device to a mattress.

The device can further include a pull tab coupled to the at least one first covering member zipper, the at least one second covering member zipper, and the at least one third covering member zipper. The device can also include an electronic sensor coupled to the first covering member, the electric sensor configured to detect the unzipping of the zipper. The device can be used to safely restrain a person within a bed by zipping the second covering member to the first covering member, then by zipping the third covering member to the first covering member, and then attaching the at least one third covering member zipper to the securing mechanism by a padlock or other locking device.

There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, features of the embodiments of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the embodiments of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and form a part of this specification, illustrate embodiments of the invention and together with the description, serve to explain the principals of the embodiments of the invention.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 2 is a partial side perspective view of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 3 is an end view of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint, showing the layers of the device.

FIG. 4 is an end view of one end of the first covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 5 is a bottom view of the first covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 6 is an end view of the other end of the first covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 7 is a top view of the first covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 8 is a side view of the first covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 9 is an end view of an end of the second covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 10 is a top view of the second covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 11 is a side view of the second covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 12 is a bottom view of the second covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 13 is an end view of an end of the third covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 14 is a top view of the third covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

FIG. 15 is a side view of the third covering member of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS

Referring now to the drawings, wherein similar parts are identified by like reference numerals, FIG. 1 shows a perspective view of an embodiment of the multi-layered bed covering device with security restraint 10. As shown in this figure, device 10 is attached to a bed mattress 12 on a bed 14. Device 10 includes a first covering member 20 for placement over a bed mattress, a second covering member 40 for placement over first covering member 20, a third covering member 60 for placement over second covering member 40, and a securing mechanism 80. First covering member 20 includes a top surface 22 and a bottom surface 24 (not shown). Top surface 22 and the bottom surface 24 are shaped to form a top portion 26, two side portions 28, a first end 30, and a second end 32. Side portions 28, first end 30, and second end 32 each contain an outer portion. First covering member 20 further includes a first first covering member zipper 33 and a second first covering member zipper 36 attached to the outer portions of first end 30 and side portions 28. Zipper 33 includes a track 34. Zipper 36 includes a track 37. Zipper 33 is positioned below zipper 36. Zipper 33 is aligned to engage with second covering member 40, while zipper 36 is aligned to engage with third covering member 60. First covering member 30 is preferably a sheet made of cotton. However, first covering member 30 can also be a blanket and can be comprised of various materials such as polyester, silk, wool, or other materials as would be recognized in the art. First covering member can have a thread count ranging from 100 to 1000. However, higher thread counts are also possible. First covering member 20 can comprise various colors to suit various design needs.

Second covering member 40 includes a top surface 42 and a bottom surface 44. Top surface 42 and bottom surface 44 are shaped to form a top portion 46, two side portions 48, a first end 50, and a second end 52. Side portions 48, first end 50, and second end 52 each contain an outer portion. Second covering member 40 further includes at least one second covering member zipper 54 attached to the outer portions of first end 50 and side portions 48. Zipper 54 includes a track 56 and a tab 58. Zipper 54 is configured to engage with zipper 36 to secure second covering member 40 to first covering member 20. Securing mechanism 60 is attached to each of side portions 28 proximate to second end 32. Second covering member 40 is preferably a sheet, but can also be a blanket.

Third covering member 60 includes a top surface 62 and a bottom surface 64. Top surface 62 and bottom surface 64 are shaped to form a top portion 66, two side portions 68, a first end 70, and a second end 72. Side portions 68, first end 70, and second end 72 each contain an outer portion. Third covering member 60 further includes at least one third covering member zipper 74 attached to the outer portions of first end 70 and side portions 68. Zipper 74 includes a track 76 and a tab 78. Zipper 74 is configured to engage with zipper 33 to secure third covering member 60 to first covering member 20. Third covering member 60 is preferably a blanket or comforter, but can also be a sheet.

Device 10 can include a pleated region 90 within first covering member 20 and second covering member 40. Pleated region 90 provides room for a person to be securely positioned beneath first covering member 20 and second covering member 40. Pleated region 90 can extend from first end 30 to second end 32 and preferably ranges from about 2″ to 10″ wide. Device 10 can further include an elastic cord (not shown) attached to the outer portions of side portions 28, first end 30, and second end 32.

Device 10 can further include a pull tab 100 coupled to tabs 58 and 78. Pull tab 100 helps to facilitate the zipping of zippers 54 and 74. Device 10 can also include an electronic sensor 110 (see FIG. 8) coupled to first covering member 20. Electric sensor 110 is configured to detect the unzipping of either zippers 34, 54, or 74. Device 10 can be used to safely restrain a person within a bed by zipping second covering member 40 to first covering member 20, third covering member 60 to first covering member 20, and then by attaching zipper 74 to securing mechanism 80 by a padlock or other locking device (not shown).

Device 10 can be sized and shaped to fit various mattress sizes including but not limited to twin, twin XL, full, full XL, queen, king, and California king. For a twin size mattress, first covering member 20 has a length of 75″, a width of 39″, and a depth of 7″, second covering member 40 has a length of 80″, a width of 39″, and a depth of 4″, and third covering member 60 has a length of 80″, a width of 39″, and a depth of 5″. For a twin XL size mattress, first covering member 20 has a length of 80″, a width of 39″, and a depth of 7″, second covering member 40 has a length of 85″, a width of 39″, and a depth of 4″, and third covering member 60 has a length of 85″, a width of 39″, and a depth of 5″. For a full size mattress, first covering member 20 has a length of 75″, a width of 54″, and a depth of 7″, second covering member 40 has a length of 80″, a width of 54″, and a depth of 4″, and third covering member 60 has a length of 80″, a width of 54″, and a depth of 5″. For a full XL size mattress, first covering member 20 has a length of 80″, a width of 54″, and a depth of 7″, second covering member 40 has a length of 85″, a width of 54″, and a depth of 4″, and third covering member 60 has a length of 85″, a width of 54″, and a depth of 5″. For a queen size mattress, first covering member 20 has a length of 80″, a width of 60″, and a depth of 7″, second covering member 40 has a length of 85″, a width of 60″, and a depth of 4″, and third covering member 60 has a length of 85″, a width of 60″, and a depth of 5″. For a king size mattress, first covering member 20 has a length of 80″, a width of 76″, and a depth of 8″, second covering member 40 has a length of 85″, a width of 76″, and a depth of 5″, and third covering member 60 has a length of 85″, a width of 76″, and a depth of 6″. For a Cal king size mattress, first covering member 20 has a length of 84″, a width of 72″, and a depth of 8″, second covering member 40 has a length of 89″, a width of 72″, and a depth of 5″, and third covering member 60 has a length of 89″, a width of 72″, and a depth of 6″.

FIG. 2 is a partial side perspective view of device 10 attached to mattress 12. An elastic strap 120 can also be included to attach to the perimeter of first end 30 and one side portion 28, second end 32 and one side portion 28, first end 30 and the other side portion 28, and second end 32 and the other side portion 28, for the purpose of helping to secure device 10 to mattress 12.

FIG. 3 is an end view of device 10, illustrating overlay of second covering member 40 over first covering member 20 and third covering member 60 over second covering member 40 and first covering member 20. As shown, zipper 33 is engaged with zipper 54 in the left side of the figure, and zipper 36 is engaged with zipper 74 in the right side of the figure.

FIG. 4 is an end view of first end 30 of first covering layer 20 disposed on mattress 12. Illustrated in the figure are first first covering member zipper 33 and a second first covering member zipper 36 attached to the outer portions of first end 30. Zipper 33 includes a track 34. Zipper 36 includes a track 37. Zipper 33 is positioned below zipper 36.

FIG. 5 is a bottom view of first covering layer 20 disposed on mattress 12. Illustrated are side portions 28, first end 30, second end 32, and elastic straps 120. Although there are four elastic straps 120 shown, device 10 can include more or fewer elastic straps 120.

FIG. 6 is an end view of second end 32 of first covering layer 20 disposed on mattress 12. As shown, second end 32 does not contain a zipper thereon. However, it is within the scope of the present invention for zippers 33 and 36 to extend around side portions 28 to terminate on second end 32. In this embodiment, securing mechanism 80 would be located on second end 32.

FIG. 7 is a top view of first covering member 20 disposed on mattress 12. Because first covering member 20 is attached to mattress 12, first covering member does not contain a pleated region, as there is no need for room to fit a person's body underneath first covering member 20.

FIG. 8 is a side view of the first covering member 20 disposed on mattress 12, including zippers 33 and 36. Also shown is electronic sensor 110. Sensor 110 is preferably a motion detection sensor that is placed in close proximity to the end of tracks 34 and 37 proximate to second end 32. A user can set sensor 110 after zipping up zippers 33 and 36. If zippers 33 and 36 are then moved, sensor 110 can be programmed to emit a sound to alert another person of the possibility that a person has left the bed. Sensor 110 can be battery operated.

Referring now to FIGS. 9-12, FIG. 9 is an end view of first end 50 of second covering member 40 attached to mattress 12, FIG. 10 is a top view of second covering member 40, and FIG. 11 is a side view of second covering member 40, and FIG. 12 is a bottom view of second covering member 40. Second covering member 40 includes a top surface 42 and a bottom surface 44. Top surface 42 and bottom surface 44 are shaped to form a top portion 46, two side portions 48, a first end 50, and a second end 52. Second covering member 40 includes a zipper 54 attached to the outer portions of first end 50 and side portions 48. Second covering member 40 can also have a pleated region 57 centrally located lengthwise along top portion 46. Second covering member 40 can also include a pocket 59 secured to side portions 48 to allow a user to store a key, wallet, or other small item.

Referring now to FIGS. 13-15, FIG. 13 is an end view of first end 70 of third covering member 60 attached to mattress 12, FIG. 14 is a top view of third covering member 60, and FIG. 15 is a side view of third covering member 60. Third covering member 60 includes a top surface 62 and a bottom surface 64. Top surface 62 and bottom surface 64 are shaped to form a top portion 66, two side portions 68, a first end 70, and a second end 72. Third covering member 60 includes a zipper 74 attached to the outer portions of first end 70 and side portions 68. Third covering member 60 can also have a pleated region 77 centrally located lengthwise along top portion 66. Third covering member 60 can also include a pocket 79 secured to side portions 68 to allow a user to store a key, wallet, or other small item. Third covering member 60 is preferably a blanket or comforter, but can also be a sheet.

With respect to the above description it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, including variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly, and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention. Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described. Accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents fall within the scope of the present invention.

The above description, together with the various features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and the specific advantages attained by its uses, reference should be made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there are illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.

Further, the purpose of the foregoing abstract is to enable the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally, and especially the scientists, engineers, and practitioners in the art who are not familiar With patent or legal terms or phraseology, to quickly determine the nature and essence of the technical disclosure of the application. The abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application, which is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to be limiting, as to the scope of the invention in any way.