Title:
ALL IN ONE BEDDING SET
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An all in one bedding set which includes a combination top and bottom sheet set partially pre-sewn together to make it easier for handicap or otherwise impaired people to place sheets on a mattress as well as a feature to make it easier to place the sheets in combination with a blanket on the mattress. The invention also includes a matching pillow case with two internal compartments or pockets, the second pocket for use in storing items such as folded pajamas. A blanket is also optionally pre-attached to the sheets.



Inventors:
Thomas, Annie L. (Auburndale, FL, US)
Application Number:
12/057449
Publication Date:
08/20/2009
Filing Date:
03/28/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
5/495
International Classes:
A47G9/02
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Primary Examiner:
POLITO, NICHOLAS F
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DENNIS G. LAPOINTE (DUNEDIN, FL, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. An all in one bedding set comprising: a bottom sheet having pre-attached thereto a top sheet, said top sheet being attached along one longitudinal side and along each corner opposite of said one longitudinal side and said top sheet further being attached along a bottom side of said bottom sheet, wherein a combination top and bottom sheet set is formed; elastic band means for transforming said formed combination top and bottom sheet set into a fitted sheet for snug engagement over and around sides of a mattress.

2. The all in one bedding set according to claim 1, wherein said elastic band means is provided along edges of said bottom side, said longitudinal side and an opposite longitudinal side and a top side of said bottom sheet.

3. The all in one bedding set according to claim 1, further comprising: a blanket removably attached along one longitudinal side of said formed combination top and bottom sheet set and along said bottom side of said formed combination top and bottom sheet set.

4. The all in one bedding set according to claim 3, wherein said blanket is attached to said formed twin sheet set using spaced-apart fasteners located at predetermined locations along said one longitudinal side of said formed combination top and bottom sheet set and along said bottom side of said formed combination top and bottom sheet set with the mating halves of said spaced-apart fasteners being located on the blanket so as to neatly attached the blanket to the formed combination top and bottom sheet set.

5. The all in one bedding set according to claim 4, wherein the spaced-apart fasteners are hook and loop fasteners.

6. The all in one bedding set according to claim 1, further comprising: a pillow case having two internally formed pockets, one for insertion of a pillow and the other for insertion of one or more desired items to be stored,

7. A pillow case comprising: a pillow case having two internally formed pockets, one for insertion of a pillow and the other for insertion of one or more desired items to be stored.

Description:

RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims the benefit of U.S. provisional patent application Ser. No. 61/028,612 filed Feb. 14, 2008.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates to an all in one or complete bedding set with the top and bottom sheets partially pre-sewn to form the all in one set and accordingly makes it easier for handicap or otherwise impaired people to place sheets on a mattress as well as makes it easier to place the sheets in combination with a blanket on the mattress. The invention is also related to the inclusion of a matching pillow case with two internal compartments or pockets, the second pocket for use in storing items such as folded pajamas.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The inventor herein developed the invention to overcome a problem of difficulty in placing sheets and blankets on a bed mattress given a physical impairment due to arthritis and the difficulty in reaching and lifting the mattress to tuck the sheets under the mattress, especially the top sheet and the overlying blanket.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The invention described below may be used not only in homes by handicapped people or non-handicapped people, but is also extremely beneficial for use in nursing homes, hospitals, etc., as there would be a significant time management savings for the staff at these facilities. The invention is also very useful for use in tight quarters such as in recreational vehicles and motor homes or where the beds are bunk beds against a wall. The features of the invention further make it easy for a child to remake his or her own bed unassisted.

The invention effectively takes a top sheet and pre-sews at least one side and the bottom end of the top sheet to the fitted sheet and the placing of the fitted sheet simultaneously also places the top sheet. An optional blanket can also be similarly laid over the top sheet using attachments such as hook and loop fasteners along one side of the formed sheet bedding set and along the bottom end of the bedding so again, the fitted sheet, top sheet and blanket are all capable of being placed on the mattress without the need to make several trips back and forth around the mattress to tuck in the top sheet and blanket.

An example of how to make the invention follows, although it is understood that mass production of the invention may vary from the example that follows.

A pattern is cut and material is laid face to face, sewn together top end, back side, and bottom and then elastic is added to all the edges, which includes the top edge of the bottom sheet. Fasteners such as hook and loop mating portions are then added at predetermined locations for attaching a blanket with the mating fasteners. Button, snaps, and other fastener means know in the art may be substituted for the hook and loop fasteners.

An optional feature of the invention is to provide for a pillow case of matching material to the sheets except that the pillow case is divided into two separate compartments or pockets, one in which the pillow is inserted, the other being for the placement of pajamas. This additional feature is ideal for teaching children to fold and put their pajamas somewhere that provides easy access and provides an incentive for the child to put his or her pajamas away from throwing them on the floor, bureau or at the foot of the bed. Certainly, adults may also benefit from this feature. It simply also allows for a neater bedroom when the bed is properly and neatly made and pajamas are not thrown around.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the accompanying drawings:

FIG. 1A is a top view of a pattern of a bottom sheet before the corners are sewn together to form a fitted sheet;

FIG. 1B is a top view of top sheet that has been attached to the bottom and one side of the formed fitted sheet;

FIG. 1C is an exploded view of a blanket on one side ready to be attached to the combination top and bottom sheet set with a blanket secured to the fitted bottom sheet along one side and the bottom;

FIG. 2A is a pattern view of an example of how to make a pillowcase with a separate pocket for pajamas;

FIG. 2B is a cross-section view of an example of an assembled pillow case from FIG. 2A with one pocket for the pillow itself and the other for temporary storage of items such as a pajama set;

FIG. 2C is a pattern view of another example of how to make a pillowcase with a separate pocket for pajamas;

FIG. 2D is a cross-section view of the example of an assembled pillow case from FIG. 2C with one pocket for the pillow itself and the other for temporary storage of items such as a pajama set; and

FIG. 2E is a representation of two side by side pillows at the end of the sheets.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring now to the drawings. FIG. 1A is a top view of an example of a pattern of a bottom sheet 7 before the corners are sewn together to form a fitted sheet. The corners are formed by sewing each corner 1, 2, 3, 4. An elastic band 17 is provided along the edges 5, 6, 16, 15.

FIG. 1B is a top view of top sheet 8 that has been attached to the bottom and one side of the formed fitted sheet. A fold at the top as depicted may be allowed for the top sheet 8. The top sheet 8 is attached to the bottom sheet 7. In the example, top sheet 8 is sewn along the side 5, down corner 4 and along the bottom 6 of the fitted bottom sheet 7. As shown in FIG. 1C, the portion of the top sheet 8 that extends over side 16 of the bottom sheet 7 is used to lift so a person can crawl between the sheets when in use. The elastic band 17 can typically be provided after the top sheet 8 has been sewn to the bottom sheet 7 for ease of manufacture and forming of a final finish product.

Also depicted in FIG. 1C is an exploded view of an optional feature wherein a blanket 10 may be pre-attached to the combination top and bottom sheet set 7, 8. In the example, blanket 10 is attachable on one side using fasteners known in the art such as kook and loop fasteners 9 to the combination top and bottom sheet set 7, 8 at the bottom 6 and along one side 5.

The invention can be made so as to accommodate any size bed mattress by varying the material dimensions to be used in making the invention.

In still another added feature of the invention, sheets typically have matching pillow cases. As depicted in FIG. 2A, which is a pattern view related to the making of an example of a pillowcase 11 with a separate pocket for pajamas 14. FIG. 2B is a cross-section view of an example of an assembled pillow case 11 with one pocket 13 for the pillow 18 itself and the other pocket 14 for temporary storage of items such as a pajama set 20. To make the pillow case, the material would be folded along a fold line and sewn along respective edges A-A′ and B-B′ Prior to sewing these edges, a separate compartment or pocket 14 is formed by sewing in an expanded or extra material sheet 12 between edges A-B and along respective edges A and B, The depth of the formed pocket 14 is as desired to accommodate the storage of items such as folded pajamas.

In an alternative embodiment of the pillowcase 11, FIG. 2C depicts an exploded view of the sewing of three panels with an in-between panel or extra material sheet 12. The panels are sewn together and turned inside out to form a neatly sewn pillow case 11. As shown in the related drawing FIG. 2D, the cross-section depicts the forming of two pockets, one pocket 13 being for the pillow 18 and the other pocket 14 being for anticipated storage of a folded set of pajamas or other desired items 20 to be stored such as a handkerchief.

FIG. 2E is a perspective representational depiction of two side by side pillows 18 at the end of the sheets.

The drawings are merely representative of an example of entry into the combination bedding set from one side. It is understood that depending on the bedroom configuration and if a particular side of a bed is against a wall and the relationship of the head board and foot board to the wall or the relationship of adjoining parallel beds, that the open side of the top sheet may be on either side. Therefore, the combination set of sheets and its blanket will, as desired, be a left side or right side set.

It should be understood that the preceding is merely a detailed description of one or more embodiments of this invention and that numerous changes to the disclosed embodiments can be made in accordance with the disclosure herein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. The preceding description, therefore, is not meant to limit the scope of the invention. Rather, the scope of the invention is to be determined only by the appended claims and their equivalents.