US 9,808,095 B2
Bed bug protection device
Eric Snell, Meansville, GA (US); and Carrie Snell, Meansville, GA (US)
Assigned to Snell R&D, LLC, Meansville, GA (US)
Filed by Snell R&D, LLC, Meansville, GA (US)
Filed on Oct. 19, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/886,685.
Application 14/886,685 is a continuation of application No. 13/305,030, filed on Nov. 28, 2011, granted, now 9,179,783.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/420,114, filed on Dec. 6, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2016/0058200 A1, Mar. 3, 2016
Int. Cl. A47C 21/00 (2006.01); A47C 31/00 (2006.01); A47G 9/02 (2006.01); A47G 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC A47C 31/007 (2013.01) [A47G 9/0223 (2013.01); A47G 9/0238 (2013.01); A47G 9/0246 (2013.01); A47G 2009/001 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A bedding arrangement comprising:
a box spring;
a mattress overlying and supported by the box spring;
and a bedding sheet covering the mattress; and
a covering that consists essentially of:
a top component formed of a first material impenetrable to bed bugs and configured to attach to a top surface of the box spring,
a drape component extending downwardly away from the top component, and wherein the covering has:
an outer barrier layer formed of a second material having a slippery, low friction exterior surface sufficient to block upward traversal of bed bugs when mounted in a substantially vertical orientation adjacent to the box spring, and
an inner layer, and
an open bottom for placing the covering over the box spring, wherein the first material and second material function jointly to form a barrier against bed bug traversal.