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PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURE FOR A ZIPPER

A protective enclosure for a zipper of an article. The zipper enclosure may include an enclosure base that is attachable to the article, such as a mattress cover or padding materials for use with a bedding/furniture cover. The enclosure base may be configured to receive a one or more components of the zipper, such as the zipper slider and pull tab, upon closing of the zipper. When the zipper is closed, the enclosure base may be enclosed by an enclosure cover to contain and/or prevent migration of particles and/or organisms, such as bed bugs, allergens, dust mites, small particles and the like, from the article through an opening in the zipper chain adjacent the slider head. The enclosure may include one or more barriers for preventing migration of small particles and/or organisms past obstructions formed by the barriers.


» Number: US2017295892A1 (A1)

» Publication Date: 19/10/2017

» Applicant: CLEANBRANDS LLC?[US]

» Inventor: GOLDBERG GARY?[US]; HARRIS DAVID?[US] (1)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 690103