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Publication numberUS2603798 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 22, 1952
Filing dateNov 10, 1949
Priority dateNov 10, 1949
Publication numberUS 2603798 A, US 2603798A, US-A-2603798, US2603798 A, US2603798A
InventorsHumbert Crescenzi
Original AssigneeHumbert Crescenzi
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bed cover
US 2603798 A
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July 22, 1952 H. cREscENzl 2,603,798

BED COVER Filed NOV. 10, 1949 "MME/v70@ 'l nfl/015er? Crescefzzz Patented July 22, 1952 BED COVER l Crescenz, '1a1n1m,1r11;,V Application November 10,1949, serai ff. 1,2`s,565

The present invention relates to new and usefulimprovements in-bed covers. y y

I he advantage of providing bed covers, such as'bed sheets and bed spreads with pockets" or like means for retainingA the same on a mattress arek Well known. However, prior attempts to provide covers of this nature have not proven satisfactory mainly because the construction failed to afford suitable ease of attachment with effective engagement of the niattress."Y

It is, accordingly, an object of' this invention to provide a bed cover having a `mattress engaging pocket of improved construction.

Another object of the invention is toprovivde a bed cover having a pocket. ernbodying'shape retaining characteristics f-'f -V n lA further object of the-"invention is to provide a bed cover having a pocket constructed so as to stiffen the angular parts thereof.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a bed cover having the pocket constructed so as to more effectively grip the mattress.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a pocketed bed cover of the aforesaid character which can be readily laundered.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein;

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the underside of a bed sheet in its operative position on a mattress.

Figure 2 is a plan view of the sheet in its open blank form.

Figure 3 is a bottom plan view illustrating the completely folded sheet on a mattress.

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical section of the sheet on one end of the mattress.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary corner view broken to show the seam structure, and

Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section through another form of the bed sheet.

Figure 7 is a top perspective view, partly broken away, of a bed spread constructed in accordance with the invention.

Referring to the drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the views, the cover constructed primarily as a bed sheet, shown at Figures 1 to 5, embodies a sheet I0 of any preferred sheeting material. This sheet is initially cut to form a blank as shown at Figure 2, embodying a rectangular body part II cut at one end to provide a smaller rectangular extension I2 centrally thereof. The blank is of such size that a marl claims. (0145-354):

gin, to be folded onto the bottom yfacey border is provided; The marginal folds at the straight end edge and longitudinal side edges of the body part are stitched to provide hems I3 and I4. The outer lengths at the 4opposite end edge of the body andthe outer edgeoftheiextensicn are also stitched to provide hems-I and--I 6.1' The-i'nfolded margins at the sides' of Vthe "extension and adjacent parts of- -tlhe -bodyfprovide unstitched seam margins IL I8 and I9. n l

l "Along a line; spaced "inwardlyof and parallel with itsfouter edge extension :I2 isfomedland stitched to A'provide'ijlan' .outwardly protruding double'dithickness of the sheeting to forma rib 20, VThe extension is then foldd'ata right angle to body I"I along aline 2 I l in alignment with the adjacent end edgeso'fthebody and-themargins I8 are stitched to infolded margins I9 to form a seam 22 at each end thereof. The extension is then folded along the seam of rib 20 so that the outer part is directed inward and the infolded margins l1 are stitched to the side parts of the body to provide a part 23 at a right angle to extension part 24.

When placed upon the mattress of a bed, the cover thus constructed provides a pocket having extension portion 24 depending from the foot end of the sheet body and lying against the foot end surface of the mattress with extension portion 23 directed horizontally inward under the end of the mattress. The sideparts of body II fold alongrlines 25 and drop at the sides of the mattress. The operations can then be completed by folding the lower parts of the drop sides of the body under the sides of the mattress.

The provision of the doubling fold or rib 20 and the marginal seam stitching of the ends of the pocket to the sides of the sheet produce a sharply angled and stiffened shape retaining pocket structure which can be easily fitted over the foot end of a mattress and which will effectively grip the mattress to prevent unintended detachment while enabling convenient intended removal by a straight longitudinal pull longitudinally of the mattress.

Figure 6 illustrates a modification in which the bed sheet has a pocket of the improved shape retaining construction, described in the foregoing, at each end. This form is designed so that a pocket can be slipped over the head end as well as the foot end of the mattress to retain the sheet firmly in place where the single foot end pocket would not afford sufficient connection.

In the construction of a bed cover to be employed as a covering spread a flap 30 isattached hanging in conformity with the hanging drop.

sides to provide a spread which is form Vfitting l and securely held in place.

The construction of the cover infthisgmanne'r provides not only a stronger shape .retaining pocket but aords good holding qualitiesv with a bottom inturn 23 of minimum dimension length-l wise of the mattress. j

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that variousrchanges may be made in the invention without departing from thevspirit and scope thereof and therefore the invention isw not limited to that which is shown in the drawing and described in the specification but only as indicated in the appended claims.

. What is claimed isa/V Y ,Y

y 1.'I n `a bed cover, arectangular body of cloth having a rectangular extension centrally of an` -end thereof, said extension being folded along a v.

line spaced from .and .parallel withthe adjacent end edges of the body to provide a doubled part stitched to form anl outwardly projecting rib,

the extension being turned down and having side marginal parts stitched to contiguous marginal parts of the bodyto provide corner seams, the ex- 4 tension having its outer part turned inward along the line of said rib and marginal side parts stitched to sides of the body to form a right angular pocket at the end of the body for engaging an end of a mattress.

2. In a bed cover, a sheet having `a major body portion adapted to cover the top face and sides of the bed mattress, a pocket formed at one end` ofthe sheet having a `iirstfpart arranged to cover an'end face of the mattress and perpendicular to the body portion of the sheet, said pocket having a second part extending inward of the bottom edge lof the` first part and perpendicular to the latter so as to t against the bottom face of the mattress, said first part of the pocket having an extension margin at each end secured to an v adjacent marginal 'part of the body portion of the sheet, and the second part of the pocket having a marginal extension at each end secured to the body portion of the sheet.

3. A bed cover as claimedA in claim 2 wherein the juncture of the rst and second parts of the pocket is formed to provide a doubled portion stitched to provide a rib. Y


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record inthe iile of this patent: Y

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date l 1,865,329 McHorter June 18, 1932 1,885,558 Smith Nov. 1, v1932 2,454,463 Kromer et a1. Nov. 23, 1948

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US2679056 *Nov 8, 1951May 25, 1954Fieldcrest Mills IncBedcover with pocket
US2683267 *Aug 18, 1952Jul 13, 1954Charles WeilBlanket
US4308626 *Jan 30, 1981Jan 5, 1982Sleep Knit CorporationFitted top sheet
US5042098 *May 2, 1989Aug 27, 1991Doris J. StultzFitted top sheet with pleat
US5442822 *Jul 8, 1994Aug 22, 1995Karen Alexander BiaseFitted bedding having a mattress pocket and method of fabrication
US9220254 *Sep 21, 2011Dec 29, 2015Dahai DongBed bug trap or barrier surrounding a bed
US20130067796 *Sep 21, 2011Mar 21, 2013Dahai DongBed Bug Trap or Barrier Surrounding a Bed
EP0026968A1 *Jul 30, 1980Apr 15, 1981Malordean LimitedImprovements in or relating to bedding
U.S. Classification5/497
International ClassificationA47G9/02, A47C21/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47G9/0246, A47C31/105
European ClassificationA47C31/10A, A47G9/02B1