Title:
Slip-Notz (TM), an elasticized fabric-covered bed band
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A Slip-Notz™, bed band, in its operative position, utilizes multiple functions. Its primary function is to secure the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle onto a box springs of a bed set when it is mounted. A Slip-Notz™, bed band, is also, but not limited to, a decorative addition to the bedding ensemble; which may be created from the same fabric as the bed skirt/dust ruffle to blend in, or created from contrasting fabrics to complement the bed skirt/dust ruffle, said Slip-Notz™, bed band, utilizing, but not limited to, decorative trims.



Inventors:
Winn, Julia A. (Round Rock, TX, US)
Application Number:
12/012095
Publication Date:
08/06/2009
Filing Date:
01/31/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47C21/02
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Primary Examiner:
CONLEY, FREDRICK C
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Julia A. Winn (Round Rock, TX, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A Slip-Notz™, bed band, mounted on a box springs of a bed set; said Slip-Notz™, bed band, comprising of; (a) a fabric casing; (b) a stretching member run through said fabric casing, said stretching member allowing fabric casing to rest between an operative extended position and a relaxed position;

2. The Slip-Notz™, bed band, as claimed in claim 1, wherein said fabric casing is cut and stitched in various lengths depending on the size of the box springs (hereinafter relating to a twin, double, queen, or king sized box springs) of a bed set; and, depending on the desired appearance of the finished Slip-Notz™, bed band, to lie flat or gathered in its extended position when mounted to the box springs of a bed set.

3. The Slip-Notz™, bed band, as claimed in claim 1, wherein said stretching member is cut and stitched in various lengths depending on the size of the box springs of a bed set; and, allowing the mounted Slip-Notz™, bed band, to secure the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle onto the box springs of a bed set.

4. The Slip-Notz™, bed band as claimed in claim 2, wherein said fabric casing is originated by cutting a strip of fabric approximately, but not limited to, five inches wide and various lengths depending on the desired finished appearance of the Slip-Notz™, bed band, when mounted to the box springs of a bed set where it would lie flat or gathered; and wherein, but not limited to, a one-half inch seam allowance is made for the four sides of the fabric strip; and wherein when the fabric strip is folded lengthwise and stitched a fabric casing approximately, but not limited to, two inches wide is created.

5. The Slip-Notz™, bed band, as claimed in claim 3, wherein said stretching member approximately, but not limited to, one and one quarter (1¼) inch elastic that is run through the fabric casing where the ends of the elastic are overlapped, but not limited to, an inch, and box-stitched to secure the elastic and form an elasticized fabric covered band; and wherein the ends of the fabric are then joined by, but not limited to, a blind-stitched seam which seam closes the ends of the fabric and completes the Slip-Notz™, bed band.

6. A Slip-Notz™, bed band, mounted on a box springs of a bed set, said Slip-Notz™, bed band, comprising of: (a) a fabric casing (b) a stretching member run through said fabric casing, said stretching member allowing fabric casing to rest between an operative extended position and a relaxed position.

7. A Slip-Notz™, bed band, as claimed in claim 6, wherein said fabric casing, has a substantially circular shape profile when in a relaxed position; and, wherein said fabric casing has a substantially rectangular shape profile when mounted over the bed skirt/dust ruffle after it is positioned over the box springs of a bed set.

8. A Slip-Notz™, bed band, as claimed in claim 6, wherein the stretching member when run through the fabric casing; and, wherein the stretching member is over-lapped and secured by box-stitching the ends of the stretching member together; and, wherein the fabric casing ends are stitched together; and, wherein the finished Slip-Notz™, bed band, is then ready to be mounted over the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle onto the box springs of a bed set in its operative position.

9. A Slip-Notz™, bed band, as claimed in claim 8, wherein said elasticized fabric-covered band when mounted over the bed skirt/dust ruffle after it is positioned over the box springs of a bed set then secures the bed skirt/dust ruffle onto the box springs of a bed set; wherein said Slip-Notz™, bed band, holds the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle stationary when the box springs of a bed set is then topped with the mattress of the bed set; and, wherein said Slip-Notz™, bed band, holds the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle stationary while the bed sheets are tucked under the mattress to dress the bed.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to Slip-Notz™, an elasticized fabric-covered bed band; (hereinafter referred to as Slip-Notz™, bed band) that is configured to be stretched around the box springs of a bedding set to secure the bed skirt, also known as a dust ruffle, onto the box springs; and, more particularly, is directed towards holding the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle in place while the mattress is being placed onto the box springs, and the sheets are being tucked under the mattress to dress the bed.

2. Summary of the Invention

It is an object of the present invention the Slip-Notz™, bed band, to relate a way of securing the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle onto the box springs of a bed set; and, more particularly, holding the bed skirt/dust ruffle stationery while the mattress is being placed on top of the box springs. In addition, the SlipNotz™, bed band, allows the sheets to be tucked under the mattress without lifting up the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle as the bed is being dressed with bed linens. The Slip-Notz™, bed band, includes elastic that is stretched through a stitched fabric casing and secured by, but not limited to, stitching the elastic together. The fabric is then closed by, but not limited to, stitching the ends together, resulting in an elasticized, fabric-covered band that may be stretched around the box springs of a bedding set to hold the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle stationery. The elasticity of the Slip-Notz™, bed band, allows ease of its application to the box springs. Other objects of the present invention will in part be obvious and will in part appear hereinafter.

The invention accordingly comprises, together with its parts, elements and inter-relationships that are exemplified in the following disclosure, the scope of which will be indicated in the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A fuller understanding of the nature and objects of the present invention will become apparent upon consideration of the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a Slip-Notz™, bed band, embodying the invention in a relaxed position;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of some relative components embodied in the Slip-Notz™, bed band;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the Slip-Notz™, bed band in FIG. 1 in its extended position and lying flat when mounted over the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle topping the box springs of a bed set; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the Slip-Notz™, bed band, in FIG. 1 in its extended position and lying gathered when mounted over the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle topping the box springs of a bed set.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring now to the drawings, in FIG. 1 there is shown a Slip-Notz™, bed band, embodying the present invention in a relaxed position. As hereinafter described, Slip-Notz™, bed band, 12 is movable between a relaxed position and an extended position. The relaxed position is shown in FIG. 1, and the extended position is shown in FIGS. 3 and 4. Slip-Notz™, bed band, 10 in FIG. 1 shows possible decorative trim applied to enhance the visual aspects of the Slip-Notz™, bed band.

Components of the Slip-Notz™, bed band, in FIG. 2A depict the fabric casing 12 as seam allowances are stitched; and 10 in FIG. 2B when seam is closed by stitching decorative trim to fabric casing. FIG. 2C shows the elastic 14 run through the fabric casing. The two ends of elastic 14 when completely run through the fabric casing are then box-stitched 18 in FIG. 2D to secure and complete the Slip-Notz™, bed band. The blind stitching of the two ends of fabric 16 in FIG. 2E completes a finished Slip-Notz™, bed band.

FIG. 3 shows the present invention applied to a box springs 22 on a bed frame 20 as it is stretched around the box springs 22 to lie flat as it secures the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle 24 onto the box springs 22.

FIG. 4 shows the present invention applied to a box springs 22 on a bed frame 20 as it is stretched around the box springs 22 to lie gathered as it secures the positioned bed skirt/dust ruffle 24 onto the box springs 22.