Gotcha Covered has received patent approval with the issuance of US Patent No. 8,875,326 for Smarty-BandZz, the smart system for sheets that creates a simple way of making the bed and organizing the linens closet. The patent specifically covers the product’s unique size identification and directional use designs as well as the secure fit and position of the elastic bands.
Made in the USA, Smarty-BandZz features two horizontal high quality elastic bands, each 1 1/2 inch-wide, sewn directly on the fitted sheet to help securely tuck and hold the sheet in place (secure fit). Using advanced sublimation printing, each band clearly indicates the size of the sheet (size identification) to remove the sheet-size guessing game in the linen closet, and each band is also marked with a head or foot indicator (directional use) to quickly identify the orientation of the sheet.
Currently, Smarty-BandZz is available in all sizes in the company’s Made in the USA Luxe Collection, which is comprised of 618-thread count, 100-percent combed cotton sateen in sheet sets and fitted sheets.
"We are convinced that Smarty-BandZz meets a significant need in the bedding industry and we plan to expand the design to additional product lines and collections," said Margalit Grunberger, CFO/COO, Gotcha Covered.
“We are very excited about our patent approval. Our product’s distinctiveness and unique design and functionality truly transforms how an everyday product is used,” said Lisa Bernath, CEO, Gotcha Covered. "This patent also allows us to protect our invention as we continue research and product development."
About Gotcha Covered: Based in Burbank, CA., Gotcha Covered designs and manufactures a variety of "perfect fit" bedding solutions for all bed sizes and styles including, high-end sheets, organic bedding, sleeper coordinates, waterproof mattress & pillow protectors, adjustable bed skirts, and more. The company formed in 1996 by co-founders Lisa Bernath, CEO, and Margalit Grunberger, CFO/COO, with a mission of developing and delivering products that meet customers’ needs in sleep comfort.