Patent Number: 6,170,143

Title: Method of attaching mattress cover handle

Abstract: A handle for a mattress border is anchored with spaced grommets in the border against which anchors on the handle ends may bear. The anchors are designed to allow a leading end of the handle to be drawn through grommet opening. A back strap between the grommet openings is shaped to allow clamping to move the grommet opening to aligned position. To allow the drawing of the anchors through the grommet opening, at least one of the anchors is provided with first couplings. A puller rod is designed to be inserted through at least one of the grommet openings. The puller rod is provided with second couplings, designed to cooperate with the first couplings to achieve the pulling function. In one variant the clamping device may be used to bend the back bar and border into `U` shape, with the inside of the border on the convex side of the U, so that a straight puller rod may pull the leading anchor through the aligned grommet openings in the sequence inside to outside to inside relative to the border material.

Inventors: Korb; Lothar (Ajax, CA)

Assignee: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated

International Classification: A47C 31/08 (20060101); A47C 31/00 (20060101); B23P 011/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018