Title:
MODULAR MATTRESS ASSEMBLY
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
One embodiment of a modular mattress assembly may include a plurality of top mattresses. Each top mattress may be distinct in firmness and each top mattress may be uniform in configuration. Further, the modular mattress assembly may include a plurality of bottom mattresses. Each bottom mattress may be distinct in firmness. Each bottom mattress may be removably fastened to one of the plurality of top mattresses. Furthermore, the modular mattress assembly may include a first fastener carried by each top mattress and a second fastener carried by each bottom mattress. The first fastener is capable of being removably fastened to the second fastener.



Inventors:
Malikhin, Sergei (Highland Beach, FL, US)
Malikhin, Elena (Highland Beach, FL, US)
Application Number:
12/570022
Publication Date:
04/01/2010
Filing Date:
09/30/2009
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47C27/00; A47C27/12; A47C27/14
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Primary Examiner:
TRETTEL, MICHAEL
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
L.C. BEGIN & ASSOCIATES, PLLC (MILFORD, MI, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A modular mattress assembly comprising: a plurality of top mattresses, each top mattress being uniform in configuration and distinct in firmness with respect to the other top mattresses; and a plurality of bottom mattresses, each bottom mattress being distinct in firmness with respect to the other bottom mattresses, wherein each bottom mattress is capable of being removably fastened to one of the plurality of top mattresses.

2. The modular mattress assembly of claim 1 further comprising a first fastener carried by each top mattress and a second fastener carried by each bottom mattress, wherein the first fastener is capable of being removably fastened to the second fastener.

3. The modular mattress assembly of claim 1, wherein the first fastener is a first zipper half carried by an outer peripheral edge of each top mattress and the second fastener is a second zipper half an outer peripheral edge of each bottom mattress.

4. The modular mattress assembly of claim 1, wherein each top mattress is made of at least one of woven fibers, non-woven fiber pads, cotton fiber, polyester fiber, regular foam, viscoelastic foam, regular foam, viscoelastic polyurethane foam, felt, and convoluted foam.

5. The modular mattress assembly of claim 1, wherein each bottom mattress is made of a resilient material.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/194,857 filed on Oct. 1, 2008 the disclosure of which is incorporated by reference.

FIELD OF THE DISCLOSURE

The present disclosure generally relates to mattresses, and more particularly to a modular mattress assembly capable of providing desired firmness.

BACKGROUND OF THE DISCLOSURE

Typically, mattresses are used by most of the people for sleeping purposes. A mattress may be placed directly on a floor or may be placed on top of a platform such as a bed. The mattress may have components that may include metal coils, sandwiched between fabric pads or layers of foam. Alternatively, the mattress may include a foam layer sewn together with a core layer containing metal coils. During the course of using the mattress, the components may get damaged or soiled thereby requiring repair, cleaning or replacement. However, accessing the damaged components may require ripping the sewn fabric that engages the foam layer and the core layer together. Further, a user may require a mattress having a different firmness over a period of time. For example, a user who rests on a soft mattress may later require a more firm mattress due to a health condition, such as a backache. However, buying a new mattress every time to suit the user's comfort level may present significant costs to the user.

SUMMARY OF THE DISCLOSURE

One embodiment of a modular mattress assembly may include a plurality of top mattresses. Each top mattress may be uniform in configuration and distinct in firmness with respect to the other top mattresses, and each top mattress may be. Further, the modular mattress assembly may include a plurality of bottom mattresses. Each bottom mattress may be distinct in firmness with respect to the other bottom mattresses. In addition, each bottom mattress may be removably fastened to any one of the top mattresses. Furthermore, the modular mattress assembly may include a first fastener carried by each top mattress and a second fastener carried by each bottom mattress. The first fastener is capable of being removably fastened to the second fastener.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The advantages and features of the present disclosure will become better understood with reference to the following detailed description and claims taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of a modular mattress assembly having a plurality of top mattress modules and a plurality of bottom mattress modules;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of one combination of top and bottom mattress modules of the modular mattress assembly of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an exploded view of the modular mattress assembly of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of modular mattress assembly of FIG. 2

Like reference numerals refer to like parts throughout the description of several views of the drawings.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DISCLOSURE

The exemplary embodiments described herein in detail for illustrative purposes are subject to many variations in structure and design. It should be emphasized, however, that the present disclosure is not limited to a particular modular mattress assembly as shown and described. It is understood that various omissions and substitutions of equivalents are contemplated as circumstances may suggest or render expedient, but these are intended to cover the application or embodiment without departing from the spirit or scope of the claims of the present disclosure. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology used herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.

Further, the terms, “a” and “an” herein do not denote a limitation of quantity, but rather denote the presence of at least one of the referenced item.

The present disclosure provides a modular mattress assembly. The modular mattress assembly is capable of being disengaged for necessary repair, cleaning or replacement. Further, the modular mattress assembly is capable of being modified for varying firmness according to a user's requirement.

Referring now to FIGS. 1 to 4, the modular mattress assembly 1000 may include a plurality of top mattresses 100. The top mattresses 100 may include a top mattress 10, a top mattress 30, a top mattress 50, a top mattress 70 and a top mattress 90 (interchangeably referred to as module M1). Each top mattress 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 may be uniform in configuration and distinct in firmness with respect to the other top mattresses. More specifically, each top mattress 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 may include woven fiber pads, non-woven fiber pads, cotton fibers, polyester fibers, regular foam, viscoelastic polyurethane foam, felt, polyester fibers, convoluted foam or any combination thereof. Alternatively, any other synthetic material or natural material known in the art may be used for the top mattress construction. Further, the distinct firmness of each top mattress 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 may be represented by a respective one of factors F1 for extra firm, F2 for traditional firm, F3 for plush, F4 for extra plush, and F5 for pillow top.

Each top mattress 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 may have a bottom surface 12, 32, 52, 72, and 92 respectively. Further, each top mattress may include a first fastener such as a first zipper half 14, 34, 54, 74, and 94 configured on an outer peripheral edge 16, 36, 56, 76, and 96 of the bottom surface respectively. The first zipper half may have a plurality of teeth configured on an edge of a ribbon (not shown). Alternatively, the first fastener may be one of a male portion of a magnetic fastener, press-button fastener, Velcro fastener, ropes and knots fastener, vacuum fastener, compressed air operated fastener, gravitational fasteners and the like.

The modular mattress assembly 1000 may also include a plurality of bottom mattresses 200, for example, a bottom mattress 110, a bottom mattress 130, a bottom mattress 150, a bottom mattress 170 and a bottom mattress 190 (interchangeably referred to as module M2). Each bottom mattress may be made distinct in firmness by use of resilient materials such as metal springs, non-metal springs, coils and the like sandwiched between layers of woven and non-woven fiber pads, cotton fibers, polyester fibers, regular foam, viscoelastic polyurethane foam, felt, polyester fibers, convoluted foam, or any other synthetic or natural material suited for a modular mattress construction. Further, the distinct firmness of each bottom mattress 110, 130, 150, 170 and 190 may be represented by different firmness including a respective one of factors F6 for extra firm, F7 for traditional firm, F8 for medium firm, F9 for light firm, and F10 for soft firm.

Each bottom mattress 110, 130, 150, 170 and 190 may have a respective one of bottom surfaces 112, 132, 152, 172 and 192. Each bottom mattress may include a second fastener such as a second zipper half 114, 134, 154, 174, and 194 configured on an outer peripheral edge 116, 136, 156, 176 and 196 of the respective bottom surface. The each second zipper half may have a plurality of teeth configured on an edge of a ribbon (not shown). Alternatively, the second fastener may be one of a female portion of the magnetic fastener, the press-button fastener, the Velcro fastener, the ropes and knots fastener, the vacuum fastener, the compressed air operated fastener, the gravitational fasteners and the like.

A person skilled in the art would appreciate the fact that by combining the any one of the bottom mattresses 110, 130, 150, 170 and 190 i.e. module M2 (having Firmness factors F6 to F10 respectively) with any one of the top mattresses 10, 30, 50, 70 and 90 i.e. module M1 (having Firmness Factors F1 to F6 respectively), at least twenty five different modular mattress configurations may be achieved, where, each mattress module configuration has distinct firmness.

Referring specifically to FIG. 1, the first zipper half 14, 34, 54, 74, and 94 carried by the top mattress 10, 30, 50, 70 and 90 respectively is capable of being removably engaged with any one of the second zipper half 114, 134, 154, 174, and 194 carried by the bottom mattress 110, 130, 150, 170 and 190 respectively. More specifically, the first zipper half removably engages any one of the second zipper half by a zipper slider 18, 38, 58, 78, and 98 respectively. The zipper slider 18, 38, 58, 78, and 98, upon sliding on the edges of the ribbon of first zipper half and the second zipper half interlocks the plurality of teeth of each of the first zipper half and the second zipper half together thereby fastening any one of the top mattress 10, 30, 50, 70 and 90 i.e. Module M1 to any one of the bottom mattress 110, 130, 150, 170 and 190 i.e. module M2.

As shown in FIG. 2, 3, any one of the Module M1, for example, the top mattress 10 may be removably fastened with any one of the Module M2, for example, the bottom mattress 150. More specifically, the first fastener such as the first zipper 14 of the top mattress 10 may removably fasten the second fastener such as the second zipper 154 of the bottom mattress 150. As depicted in a cross-sectional view A-A′ of FIG. 4, top mattress 10 having extra firmness may be fastened with the bottom mattress 150 having medium firmness to provide a firm a modular mattress assembly 1000. Similarly, any one of the Module M1 and any one of the Module M2 may be interexchangeably fastened together to provide a modular mattress assembly having a distinct firmness characteristic.

The mattress assembly, such as the modular mattress assembly 1000 offers following advantages. The disclosed modular mattress assembly is capable of being assembled in a manner to provide the mattress assembly having a desired firmness utilizing multiple possible combinations of modules M1 and M2 with different firmness factors from F1 to F10. More specifically, the module M1 may be made of distinct firmness. Further, the module M2 may also be provided with different firmness. Furthermore, the module M2 and the module M1, are capable of removably engaged by the zipper, or other suitable fastening device, which allows easy assembly/disassembly of the modules M1 and M2 for repair, cleaning or replacement of the mattress assembly.

The foregoing descriptions of specific embodiments of the present disclosure have been presented for purposes of illustration and description. They are not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the present disclosure to the precise forms disclosed, and obviously many modifications and variations are possible in light of the above teaching. The embodiments were chosen and described in order to best explain the principles of the present disclosure and its practical application, to thereby enable others skilled in the art to best utilize the present disclosure and various embodiments with various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated. It is understood that various omission and substitutions of equivalents are contemplated as circumstance may suggest or render expedient, but such are intended to cover the application or implementation without departing from the spirit or scope of the claims of the present disclosure.