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US3148388A
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S. B. ESPERSEN COMBINATION BED SHEET AND PILLOW CASING Sept. 15, 1964 Filed Oct. 8, 1962 SYLVIA B. ESPERSEN INVENTOR ATT'Y United States Patent 3,148,388 CGP/EINATION BED SHEET AND PILLGW QASING Sylvia B. F spersen, Rte. 2, Box 651, Sandy, Oreg. Filed Oct. 8, 1962, Ser. No. 228386 1 Ciairn. (Ci. -334) This invention relates to a combination pillow holding envelope and bed sheet, and more especially to a bed sheet having at least one permanently attached envelope for accommodating a sleeping pillow or other cushioning head rest.

One of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a combination of the character described which is especially adaptable, though not restrictively, for use on cribs or beds to be used by infants, young children or in eneral, persons more or less irresponsible.

Another object is to render the pillow itself extremely difiicuit to remove from the envelope by the user and hence, discourage the misue of the pillows for pillow fights sometimes indulged in by children.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a combination of this character, wherein the pillow within the envelope can be removed therefrom without a struggle on the part of an adult or one who is aware of what is required to open the envelope for the purpose intended.

A further object is the provision of a combination of this character, wherein the same is economical in laundering, in that the sheet and the permanently attached envelope can be washed and ironed at one and the same time, and wherein, if desired, the usual pillow case as a separate unit can be entirely dispensed with.

A still further object is the provision of a combination of this character which is of simple efiicient durable con struction, effective in its purpose, neat in appearance, enabling a bed to be made up with ease, assures economy in the laundering and is inexpensive to manufacture.

More specifically, and briefly stated, novelty resides in a so-called patch-pocket in which three marginal edges thereof are turned inwardly and permanently stitched to the bed sheet to form the aforementioned envelope, extending the open mouth portion of the envelope beyond the adjacent ends of the marginal stitching and providing said extended mouth portion with fastening elements for cooperation with companion fastening elements secured to the bed sheet and which becomes accessible only when said extended portion of the envelope is folded under itself with the pillow enclosed.

The foregoing and other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof and in which:

FIGURE 1 is atop plan view of a bed sheet and pillowholding envelope secured thereto in accordance with my invention.

FIGURE 1A is a fragmentary perspective view of a typical corner of the mattress with the bed sheet attached thereto in a more or less conventional manner.

FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary view, similar to FIGURE 1, showing the normally open end of the envelope closed by an underfold and tied to the bed sheetwith a pillow confined within the envelope.

FIGURE 3 is a sectional elevational view taken approximately along the line 33 of FIGURE 1, with the pillow shown in full lines, and

FIGURE 4 is a side elevational view of a modified form of the invention.

With continuing reference to the drawings wherein like references of character designate like parts, and particularly FIGURES 1 and 3, thereof reference numeral 1 indicates generally a mattress having a-top surface 2, bottom surface 3, and side and end walls 3 and 4 respectively.

3,148,388 Patented Sept. 15, 1964 A covering for the mattress in the form of a bed sheet 8 is of greater length and width than that of the mattress 1 to provide overhanging side and end marginal portions 94.9 and 11-12 respectively. The bed may be made up in the usual manner with the sheet overlying the mattress and the sides and ends of the sheet tucked under the mattress with the corner portions folded over on each other in the usual manner as shown in FIGURE 1A, or the corner portions of the sheet may be cut away along angular lines as at 14 and 15 and interconnected by a suitable elastic band 16 which will pull the sheet and its side and end marginal portions into self-fitting engagement with the mattress.

As best illustrated in FIGURES 1, 2, and 3, the pillowreceiving envelope indicated generally 19, comprises sheet material or pillow-casing material 29, having three of its marginal edges 21, 22, and 23, folded under and secured to the bed sheet 8 as by stitching indicated at 21A, 22A and 23A respectively, thus leaving an open end 25 for insertion of the pillow 26 within the envelope so formed.

It will be noted in FIGURE 1, that the stitching 21A and 22A is not coextensive with the respective folded under side marginal portions of the pocket to provide a free open and unattached foldable end portion 27.

Secured as by stitching 28 and substantially in transverse alignment with the terminal ends of the stitching 21A and 22A are any desired number of fasteners in the form of tapes 30 whose free ends are adapted for tied engagement, as at 31 (FIG. 2) with the free ends of similar fasteners 33, secured as by stitching 34 (FIG. 1) to the bed sheet 8 after the free-open end portion 27 of the envelope has been folded under the pillow 25 after the insertion thereof into the envelope.

In the modified form of the invention illustrated in FIGURE 4, the pillow-receiving envelope 19A is shown by broken lines in a pillow-receiving position and by full lines in a pillow-concealing and retaining position. The envelope comprises a cover 37 secured as by stitching, or in any other suitable manner, to the main body 19A. The cover 37 extends beyond the ends of the envelope as at 39 and 49. The end of the envelope adjacent the extended portion 39 is open for the reception of a pillow 26A as in the form shown in FIGURE 1, and the outer end of this extended portion 39 is secured as by stitching 42 to the sheet 8A. The exposed surface of the extended end portion 49, when the envelope 19A is in the broken line position shown, is provided with one element 44 of any desired number of snap fasteners adapted for engagement with a like number of companion fastener elements 45 secured to the bed sheet 8A.

With the pillow-filled envelope in the full line position, the snap fasteners 44-45 will be hidden from view and thus further complicate a childs problem of gaining access to the envelope and the removal of the pillow therefrom.

From the foregoing, it will be readily understood that combining the envelope with a bed sheet as herein shown and described does not prescribe any limits of utility of the invention since it could be just as advantageously incorporated in a sleeping bag, or the like, by attaching the envelope to the covering of the cushion or mattress within the sleeping bag and then filling the envelope with any soft pliable foliage or the like to provide the softness of a pillow.

While I have shown particular forms of embodiment of my invention, I am aware that many minor changes therein will readily suggest themselves to others skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:

A combined bed sheet, pillowcase, and a square pillow enclosed within and of less length than the pillowcase,

said illowcase comprising a single thickness of rectangular bed sheet material,

two sides and one end of said pillowcase turned under laterally and inwardly toward each other and secured therealong as by stitching to the bed sheet,

the stitching along said two sides of the pillowcase being coextensive with the length of the pillow to thereby provide an open end portion extending beyond the corresponding end of the pillow and thus foldable downwardly and inwardly beneath the pillow,

a first series of flexible tapes of uniform length secured at one of their ends as by stitching to said pillowcase inwardly from said open end thereof and in line with the adjacent end of the pillow,

a second series of matching tapes coextensive in length with the first mentioned tapes and secured at one of their ends as by stitching to the bed sheet in line with said secured ends of the first mentioned series of tapes whereby said open end portion of the pillowcase extending beyond said lines of tape securement may be closed by folding under the pillow and so held by tying together said first and second series of tapes to thereby holdthe pillow within the casing, and whereby said tied ends of the tapes will be disposed below the top surface of the pillow.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,038,335 Aronow Apr. 21, 1936 2,162,755 Shauer June 20, 1939 2,462,780 Schiller Feb. 22, 1949 2,637,861 Kethledge May 12, 1953

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US3924282A (en) * 1974-06-21 1975-12-09 Helen Inez Bond Therapeutic prop-like support for hemiside reclining persons
US4461049A (en) * 1982-04-12 1984-07-24 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Fitted sheet with elastic restraints
US4596618A (en) * 1982-04-12 1986-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of making a fitted sheet with elastic restraints
US4607402A (en) * 1985-04-15 1986-08-26 Pollard Dianne J Retainer sheet
US4662013A (en) * 1985-11-12 1987-05-05 Harrison Sandra K Fitted contour sheet for mattresses
US4873734A (en) * 1985-04-15 1989-10-17 Pollard Dianne J Bumper sheet
US4924543A (en) * 1989-09-11 1990-05-15 Hoss Margaret A Sheet with attached cover and removable pillowcases and impermeable sheet
US5099530A (en) * 1990-10-25 1992-03-31 Scott Carolyn A Cover for exercise pad
US5173976A (en) * 1989-09-29 1992-12-29 Enerbase Foundations Ltd. Mattress cover/fitted bed sheet
US5513403A (en) * 1994-12-15 1996-05-07 Wooten, Jr.; Gerald E. Fitted sheet
US5991946A (en) * 1999-03-04 1999-11-30 Harris; Beth Crib sheet
US5996147A (en) * 1998-07-09 1999-12-07 Trimble; Lynn Bedsheet and pillowcase combination
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US6421856B1 (en) * 2000-08-10 2002-07-23 Thomas A. Furnback Baby changing table for automobiles
US6539565B1 (en) 2002-01-07 2003-04-01 Lynn Trimble Partial bedsheet and pillowcase combination
US20050138730A1 (en) * 2003-11-24 2005-06-30 Henry Jodi M. Fitted sheet with bolsters mounted thereon
US20060107461A1 (en) * 2004-11-22 2006-05-25 Wootten Gerald E Jr Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
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US3381321A (en) * 1966-04-06 1968-05-07 Alexander N. Di Addario Bed clothing
DE1654171B1 (en) * 1966-08-26 1972-01-20 Linvosges Soc Sheets for covering the upper side and the Seitenflaechen a mattress quaderfoermigen
US3924282A (en) * 1974-06-21 1975-12-09 Helen Inez Bond Therapeutic prop-like support for hemiside reclining persons
US4461049A (en) * 1982-04-12 1984-07-24 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Fitted sheet with elastic restraints
US4596618A (en) * 1982-04-12 1986-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of making a fitted sheet with elastic restraints
US4607402A (en) * 1985-04-15 1986-08-26 Pollard Dianne J Retainer sheet
US4754509A (en) * 1985-04-15 1988-07-05 Pollard Dianne J Retainer sheet
US4873734A (en) * 1985-04-15 1989-10-17 Pollard Dianne J Bumper sheet
US4662013A (en) * 1985-11-12 1987-05-05 Harrison Sandra K Fitted contour sheet for mattresses
US4924543A (en) * 1989-09-11 1990-05-15 Hoss Margaret A Sheet with attached cover and removable pillowcases and impermeable sheet
US5173976A (en) * 1989-09-29 1992-12-29 Enerbase Foundations Ltd. Mattress cover/fitted bed sheet
US5099530A (en) * 1990-10-25 1992-03-31 Scott Carolyn A Cover for exercise pad
US5513403A (en) * 1994-12-15 1996-05-07 Wooten, Jr.; Gerald E. Fitted sheet
US5996147A (en) * 1998-07-09 1999-12-07 Trimble; Lynn Bedsheet and pillowcase combination
US5991946A (en) * 1999-03-04 1999-11-30 Harris; Beth Crib sheet
FR2800255A1 (en) * 1999-10-28 2001-05-04 Lestra Sport Bottom sheet for bed has section at top which is folded over to form pillow case
US6421856B1 (en) * 2000-08-10 2002-07-23 Thomas A. Furnback Baby changing table for automobiles
US6539565B1 (en) 2002-01-07 2003-04-01 Lynn Trimble Partial bedsheet and pillowcase combination
US7107635B2 (en) 2003-11-24 2006-09-19 Henry Jodi M Fitted sheet with bolsters mounted thereon
US20050138730A1 (en) * 2003-11-24 2005-06-30 Henry Jodi M. Fitted sheet with bolsters mounted thereon
US20060107461A1 (en) * 2004-11-22 2006-05-25 Wootten Gerald E Jr Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US7316039B2 (en) 2004-11-22 2008-01-08 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US20090056017A1 (en) * 2007-08-30 2009-03-05 Jones Dianna S Snuggle pockets
US7584515B2 (en) * 2007-08-30 2009-09-08 Dianna Jones Snuggle pockets
US7562404B2 (en) 2007-10-30 2009-07-21 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US20090106902A1 (en) * 2007-10-30 2009-04-30 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US20090106901A1 (en) * 2007-10-30 2009-04-30 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US7530124B1 (en) 2007-10-30 2009-05-12 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US20090106900A1 (en) * 2007-10-30 2009-04-30 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US7565707B2 (en) 2007-10-30 2009-07-28 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US20090106899A1 (en) * 2007-10-30 2009-04-30 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US7698758B2 (en) 2007-10-30 2010-04-20 Wootten Jr Gerald E Fitted covering having diagonal elastic bands
US8307476B1 (en) * 2010-04-12 2012-11-13 Christopher Cline Weaver Beach towel with built-in pillow
US20130318712A1 (en) * 2012-05-31 2013-12-05 Steven Cordoves Comforter with removable pouch for pets
US20140259405A1 (en) * 2013-03-12 2014-09-18 Christine Lacasse Protective bed cover adapted for pets
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