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Title:
ADAPTABLE MATTRESS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/197394
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention is in the field of an adaptable mattress wherein parts are removably attached to one and another. The mattress, or at least one part thereof, is typically reusable, and hence also recyclable. The mattress can be adapted to a user thereof. The present invention also relates to a method of form- ing said adaptable mattress, and to a kit of parts.

Inventors:
TREFFERS WILLEM LEONARD FRITS (NL)
Application Number:
NL2020/050208
Publication Date:
October 01, 2020
Filing Date:
March 27, 2020
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MAXTRAS B V (NL)
International Classes:
A47C27/14
Foreign References:
BRPI9605501A
DE20108523U12002-09-26
DE29621191U11997-01-30
US4706313A1987-11-17
BRPI9605501A
DE20108523U12002-09-26
DE29621191U11997-01-30
US4706313A1987-11-17
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
VOGELS, Leonard Johan Paul (NL)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. Adaptable mattress (10), comprising

a main part (1), the main part comprising at least 2 recesses (2, 3, 5, 6), each recess extending substantially over a width of the main part, each recess being provided on a top or bottom side of the main part,

at least two cassettes (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) for filling the re cesses, each cassette having a height, a width, and a length, wherein the length of each cassette is substantially equal to a width of the main part, wherein the recesses are adapted to fix each respective cassette, and wherein each cassette is less re silient than the main part, wherein the first cassette (2a) lo cated at a shoulder section of the mattress comprises more air circulation supporting elements (9) than the second cassette (3a) located at a hip section of the mattress, and optionally wherein an optional third cassette (6a) located at a shoulder section of the mattress comprises more air circulation support ing elements (9) than the second cassette (3a) and less air cir culation supporting elements (9) than an optional fourth cas sette (5) located at a hip section of the mattress,

a topper (7) applied on a top side of the main part, the top per comprising a third material, wherein the third material has a different resilience than that of both the main part and cas settes, and

a cover (8), the cover surrounding the main part, the cas settes, and the topper,

wherein the main part, the cassettes, the topper, and the cover are removably attached to one and another.

2. Adaptable mattress according to claim 1, with the proviso that no adhesive is present.

3. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-2, wherein the main part comprises springs, and/or

wherein at least one cassette comprises springs, and/or

wherein the main part comprises a first polymeric foam, and/or wherein each cassette individually comprises a second polymeric foam, which second polymeric foam is less resilient than said first polymeric foam.

4. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-3, comprising two or three recesses (2,3) at a top side of the main part (1), and two or three cassettes (2a, 3a) at said top side, and/or two or three recesses (5,6) at a bottom side of the main part (1), and two or three cassettes (5a, 6a) at said bottom side, wherein in case of three recesses the recesses are provided asymmetri cally.

5. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-4, wherein the first cassette (2a) located at a shoulder section of the mattress comprises a less resilient material than that of the second cassette (3a) located at a hip section of the mattress, and/or wherein a third cassette (6a) located at a second shoul der section of the mattress comprises a material more resilient than that of the second cassette (3a) and more resilient than that of the fourth cassette (5) located at a second hip section of the mattress, and/or

wherein the third cassette (6a) located at a second shoulder section of the mattress comprises incorporated therein at least one active air circulation element.

6. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-5, comprising at least one air circulation supporting element (9),

wherein air circulation elements are preferably selected from a protrusion, a cavity, an incision, a spring, and combinations thereof .

7. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 5-6, wherein air circulation elements extend over a width of the mattress, extend over a part of the width, and combinations thereof.

8. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-7, wherein 5- 50 air circulation elements are provided on a top side of the main part, and/or

wherein 5-50 air circulation elements are provided on a bottom side of the main part, and/or

wherein 1-10 air circulation elements are provided in a central section of the main part, and/or

wherein 1-10 air circulation elements are each individually pro vided on a top side of the cassette, and/or

wherein 1-10 air circulation elements are each individually pro vided on a bottom side of the cassette, and/or

wherein 1-10 air circulation elements are each individually pro vided on a bottom side of the recess.

9. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-8, wherein air circulation elements of the recess and cassette are provided facing one and another, and/or

wherein air circulation elements of the recess and cassette are provided alternating, and/or

wherein the main part comprises an edge (la) at each side of each recess for preventing movement of the cassette in the re cess.

10. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-9, wherein each recess individually has at least one oblique lower side (2b, 3b, 5b, 6b) , and wherein each cassette individually has at least one oblique lower corresponding side (2c, 3c, 5c, 6c) .

11. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-10, wherein each recess individually has at least one oblique upper side

( 2d, 3d, 5d, 6d) for fixing the cassette, and wherein each cassette individually has at least one oblique upper corresponding side (2e, 3e, 5e, 6e) .

12. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-11, wherein at a top side cassettes are provided at a first longitudinal distance, and wherein at a bottom side cassettes are provided at a second longitudinal distance, wherein the first distance is 2-

5 times larger than the second distance.

13. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-12, wherein each cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) individually comprises a second pol ymeric foam which is different from each other cassette.

14. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-13, wherein the cover and topper form one part, preferably wherein the top per is removably attached to the cover, such as by a zipper, and preferably wherein the cover comprises a zipper.

15. Adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-14, wherein the first, second, third and further polymeric material is each independently selected from foams with a densities (DIN EN ISO 845) of 10-40 kg/m3, preferably 20-35 kg/m3, a compression load under deflection (DIN EN ISO 3386-1) of 3-7 kPa, preferably 3.5-

6 kPa, such as 4.0-5.5 kPa, a tensile strength (DIN EN ISO 1798) of > 80 kPa, preferably > 100 kPa, such as 120-220 kPa, an elon gation at break (DIN EN ISO 1798) of > 100%, preferably >120%, such as 150-230%, and combinations thereof,

and/or wherein the first polymeric foam is an open-cellular foam, and/or

wherein the foams are viscoelastic, and/or

wherein the cover is elastic, and/or

wherein the cover comprises fluid absorbing material, and/or wherein the cover comprises fluid releasing material, and/or wherein the main part has a width of 70-200 cm, and/or

wherein the main part has a length of 150-250 cm, and/or

wherein the main part has a height of 10-40 cm, and/or

wherein the cover has a height of 1-10 cm, and/or

wherein the cassette each individually has a height of 5-20 cm, and/or

wherein the cassette each individually has a width of 15-50 cm, and/or

wherein each oblique side each individually extends over a length of 2-10 cm and/or over a height of 2-10 cm, and/or wherein each protrusion individually has a height of 2-8 cm and/or a width of 2-8 cm, and/or

wherein each cavity individually has a height of 2-8 cm, and/or wherein each incision individually has a height of 2-15 cm, and/or

wherein incisions are only provided at a top side of the main part, and/or

wherein incisions are provided in between recesses, and/or wherein the mattress, or at least one part thereof, is reusable, and/or

wherein the mattress, or at least one part thereof, is a foam mattress .

16. Method of forming an adaptable mattress according to any of claims 1-15, comprising

establishing at least one of a length of a user, a weight of a user, a hip height of a user, a shoulder height of a user, and a gender,

and selecting at least one of the main part (1) adapted to the user, a cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) adapted to the user, a topper (7) adapted to the user, and a cover (8) adapted to the user.

17. Method according to claim 16, further comprising selecting at least one cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) adapted to a second user, preferably cassettes (2a, 3a) or cassettes (5a, 6a) .

18. Method according to claim 16 or 17, comprising replacing at least one of a cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) with a new cassette

(2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) , a topper (7) with a new topper (7), and a cover (8) with a new cover (8) .

19. Method according to any of claims 16-18, comprising recircu lating at least one of the main part, the at least one cassette, the topper, and the cover.

20. Method according to any of claims 16-19, comprising com pressing the mattress to 15-25% of its uncompressed size, and transporting the mattress to the user.

21. Kit of parts comprising at least two of the main part, the at least one cassette, the topper, and the cover, according to any of claims 1-15.

Description:
Adaptable mattress

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is in the field of an adaptable mat tress wherein parts are removably attached to one and another. The mattress, or at least one part thereof, is typically reusa ble, and hence also recyclable. The mattress can be adapted to a user thereof. The present invention also relates to a method of forming said adaptable mattress, and to a kit of parts.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is in the field of a mattress. A mat tress is a large, rectangular pad for supporting a resting body. It is designed to be used as a bed or on a bed frame, as part of a bed. Mattresses may consist of a quilted or similarly fastened case, usually of heavy cloth, that contains materials such as hair, straw, cotton, foam rubber, or a framework of metal springs. Mattresses may also be filled with air or water. Mat tresses are usually placed on top of a bed base. They may be supplied with a secondary mattress and a removable topper. The present invention specifically relates to a foam mattress and in particular to an all-foam mattress, as well as to a spring mat tress .

All-foam mattresses use different weights and densities of foams, typically petrochemical-based, flexible polyurethane foams and viscoelastic foams or memory foam, and latex rubber foams. Clearly also biodegradable foams and biobased foams may be considered. A foam often applied is latex, which is generally a blend of natural and synthetic latex. Also so-called memory foam may be used, typically in combination. Memory foam typi cally softens and conforms to the sleeper in response to body temperature and body weight. Latex and memory foam mattresses each provide specific characteristics. Open-cell memory foams, pinhole cored memory foam, gel-infused memory foams, channel-cut foam cores, reticulated foam support layers and other technolo gies may be used to improve air circulation through all-foam beds. Further high-density foams may be used, which are more compact compared to polyurethane.

In view of costs mattresses are typically offered as a one- size-fits-all mattress. This concept clearly can not adapt for specifics of a user, such as body-weight, body structure, length, and so on.

Incidentally some documents recite matrasses. BR 9 605 501 A recites a cushion mat, a surface plate and a back plate which are superimposed on the upper and lower surfaces of a frame plate and plural rolls and a roll supporting plate as a core ma terial are housed and arranged inside the recessed part of the frame plate. The respective rolls are formed by inserting a sec ond roll material composed of a hard cushion material to the in ner hole of a first roll material composed of a soft cushion ma terial and are supported in a parallel state with a prescribed interval on the roll supporting plate. DE 201 08523 U1 recites a system mattress with variable elasticity, which has a trough like base body with a base plate as well as side walls, at least one exchange module reversibly insertable into the base body for locally changing the elastic property of the mattress and at least one cover element resting on the base body. DE 296 21 191 U1 recites a mattress with a core consisting of foam and/or la tex or the like, which has several, 5 zones of different hard ness each extending at least approximately over the full mat tress width. US 4,706,313 A recites a mattress that consists of a foam body having recesses at positions corresponding to the locations of protruding portions of a patient lying on the mat tress. Foam blocks can be selectively placed in portions of the recesses. An encasement member encases the foam body and in cludes a top foam sheet. A bloused waterproof, non-shearing, flame retardant and antibacterial top sheet forms a portion of the encasement member covering the foam sheet.

There is therefore a need for an improved and adaptable. It is an object of the present invention to provide such a mattress which overcomes one or more of the above disadvantages, and a method of forming an adhesive, without jeopardizing functional ity and advantages.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to an adaptable mattress (10), comprising a main part (1), the main part typically being formed as one piece, the main part comprising at least 2 recesses

(2, 3, 5, 6), each recess extending substantially over a width of the main part, each recess being provided on a top or bottom side of the main part, wherein the main part for instance comprises a first polymeric foam, at least two cassettes (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) for filling the recesses, wherein each cassette individually comprises a second polymeric foam, wherein each cassette is less resilient than the main part, each cassette having a height, a width, and a length, wherein the length of each cassette is substantially equal to a width of the main part, and wherein a height of a cassette is typically substan tially equal to a height of the respective recess, wherein the recesses are adapted to fix each respective cassette, a topper (7) applied on a top side of the main part, the topper compris ing a third material, wherein the third material has a different resilience than that of both the main part and cassettes, , and a cover (8), the cover surrounding the main part, the cassettes, and the topper, wherein the main part, the cassettes, the top per, and the cover are removably attached to one and another, i.e. no glue or adhesive is used. The present mattress can therefore be configured according to specific demands of a user. The mattress can be ordered, such as online ordered, and tailor made. All elements of the present mattress can be replaced and be exchanged. As such adaptions, such as in terms of comfort, can be made at home, in an initial stage or in a later stage. In view of wear typically only a limited number of elements, such as the cassettes, can and may be replaced. The remainder need not be replaced, which reduces spillage. A sustainable and envi ronmentally friendly mattress is created. Fewer raw materials are used and need to be processed, as only small parts have to be replaced, which increases the lifetime of the large volume. For instance, the production of synthetic foam is considered ex tremely energy-efficient. A foam volume is obtained from a liq uid form (which is compact in delivery) and converted into a solid and machinable foam form through a chemical reaction. As a result, the volume increases approximately 24-fold in the fac tory. Then automated processing and/or confection may take place. The present mattress when finished is then reduced in volume to about 20% of a comparable traditional mattress

transport, by compressing and vacuuming. Also less waste is gen erated, as only small parts need to be replaced over a longer period in case of changing living conditions or wear. Also less volume needs to be transported, so in total fewer transport movements have to take place. All mattresses and parts can be 100% recycled and/or reused in another form, especially as no adhesive is used. Because the production of the product can be established in one continuous line, energy consumption is re duced. And as the parts are compressed and can be sent directly to the consumer, so that there also again some transport move ments can be saved.

In the present adaptable mattress the first cassette (2a) lo cated at a shoulder section of the mattress comprises more air circulation supporting elements (9) than the second cassette (3a) located at a hip section of the mattress.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress a third cassette (6a) located at a shoulder section of the mat tress comprises more air circulation supporting elements (9) than the second cassette (3a) and less air circulation support ing elements (9) than the fourth cassette (5) located at a hip section of the mattress.

In a second aspect the present invention relates to a method of forming an adaptable mattress according to the invention com prising establishing at least one of a length of a user, a weight of a user, a hip height of a user, a shoulder height of a user, and a gender, and selecting at least one of the main part (1) adapted to the user, a cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) adapted to the user, a topper (7) adapted to the user, and a cover (8) adapted to the user.

In a third aspect the present invention relates to a kit of parts comprising at least two of the main part, the at least one cassette, the topper, and the cover, according to the invention.

Thereby the present invention provides a solution to one or more of the above-mentioned problems.

Advantages of the present description are detailed throughout the description. The teachings and examples of the present in vention may be combined into a further not specifically dis closed exemplary embodiment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

In a first aspect the invention relates to an adaptable mat tress according to claim 1.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress no adhesive may be present. In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the main part comprises springs, such as pocket springs, such as springs with 1-3 mm thick wires, preferably 1.5-2.2 mm thick wires .

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress at least one cassette comprises springs, such as 2-all cas settes. So some or all cassettes may comprise springs, such as depending on a user's requirement.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the main part comprises a first polymeric foam, such as in the case of an all foam mattress.

The present foams may be selected, each independently, from polyether PUR foams, such as standard and fire-retardant poly ether PUR foams, very breathable viscoelastic foams, and gel ma terials with cooling effects. These foams have outstanding re silience and climate-regulating properties. Very high resilience climate foams (such as EvoPoreVHRC) provide sleeping comfort and excellent ergonomic support. These foams maintain excellent sta bility and consistent support over time.

The present foams may have densities (DIN EN ISO 845) of 10- 40 kg/m 3 , preferably 20-35 kg/m 3 , a compression load under de flection (DIN EN ISO 3386-1) of 3-7 kPa, preferably 3.5-6 kPa, such as 4.0-5.5 kPa, a tensile strength (DIN EN ISO 1798) of >

80 kPa, preferably > 100 kPa, such as 120-220 kPa, an elongation at break (DIN EN ISO 1798) of > 100%, preferably >120%, such as 150-230%, and combinations thereof. Examples thereof are B2240, SKT 2537, B2550, B3030, MT 3035, MTC 3039, B3045, B3360, B3525m B3530, B3540, LT 3541, LTH3541, LTH3547, LS 3564, B3840, B3850, TEX4040, B4060, TEX4350, TEX4848, and LR4872, and combinations thereof, available at FoamPartner, Switzerland.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each cassette individually comprises a second polymeric foam, which second polymeric foam is less resilient than said first polymeric foam.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each cassette individually may comprise a similar or a same re silient material, or a different resilient material.

In an exemplary embodiment the present adaptable mattress may comprise two or three recesses (2,3) at a top side of the main part (1), and two or three cassettes (2a, 3a) at said top side, and two or three recesses (5,6) at a bottom side of the main part (1), and two or three cassettes (5a, 6b) at said bottom side, wherein in case of three recesses the recesses are pro vided asymmetrically. In case of three cassettes the present mattress is adapted to at least two different users, such as having a different weight and/or a different length.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the first cassette (2a) located at a shoulder section of the mattress comprises a less resilient , material than that of the second cassette (3a) located at a hip section of the mattress. Resilience is the ability of a material to absorb energy when it is deformed elastically, and release that energy upon unloading. The material (throughout the description) may relate to a poly mer foam, to a (pocket) spring section, or a combination

thereof .

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the third cassette (6a) located at a second shoulder section of the mattress comprises a more resilient material than that of the second cassette (3a) and more resilient than that of the fourth cassette (5) located at a second hip section of the mat tress. As such the present mattress is suited for use by two different persons. In case of only three cassettes provided at one side, a similar situation occurs, the fourth cassette then being absent.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the third cassette (6a) located at a second shoulder section of the mattress comprises incorporated therein at least one active air circulation element, such as for providing oxygen, for providing an airborne fragrance, and for providing humidity.

In an exemplary embodiment the present adaptable mattress may comprise at least one air circulation supporting element (9) .

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress air circulation elements may be selected from a protrusion, a cavity, an incision, a spring, and combinations thereof.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress air circulation elements extend over a width of the mattress, extend over a part of the width, and combinations thereof. In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress 5-50 air circulation elements may be provided on a top side of the main part.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress 5-50 air circulation elements may be provided on a bottom side of the main part.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress 1-10 air circulation elements may be provided in a central sec tion of the main part.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress 1-10 air circulation elements may be each individually provided on a top side of the cassette.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress 1-10 air circulation elements may be each individually provided on a bottom side of the cassette.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress 1-10 air circulation elements may be each individually provided on a bottom side of the recess.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress air circulation elements of the recess and cassette may be pro vided facing one and another.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress air circulation elements of the recess and cassette may be pro vided alternating.

Air circulation elements may have a height of 1-100 mm, such as 2-50 mm, e.g. 10-25 mm, a width of 1-50 mm, such as 2-25 mm, e.g. 10-15 mm, and may extend over a width of the mattress, or part thereof, such as 2-50 mm, e.g. 10-25 mm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the main part comprises an edge (la) at each side of each recess for preventing movement of the cassette in the recess.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each recess individually has at least one oblique lower side (2b, 3b, 5b, 6b) , and wherein each cassette individually has at least one oblique lower corresponding side (2c, 3c, 5c, 6c) .

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each recess individually has at least one oblique upper side ( 2d, 3d, 5d, 6d) for fixing the cassette, and wherein each cassette individually has at least one oblique upper corresponding side (2e, 3e, 5e, 6e) .

The oblique sides may have a length of up to 40 mm, such as 25 mm, or may be smaller and in some cases even absent.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress at a top side cassettes may be provided at a first longitudinal distance, and wherein at a bottom side cassettes may be provided at a second longitudinal distance, wherein the first distance may be 2-5 times larger than the second distance.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) individually comprises a second pol ymeric foam which may be different from each other cassette.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the cover and topper form one part, preferably wherein the top per is removably attached to the cover, such as by a zipper, and preferably wherein the cover comprises a zipper.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the first, second, third and further polymeric material is each independently selected from foams with a densities (DIN EN ISO 845) of 10-40 kg/m3, preferably 20-35 kg/m3, a compression load under deflection (DIN EN ISO 3386-1) of 3-7 kPa, preferably 3.5- 6 kPa, such as 4.0-5.5 kPa, a tensile strength (DIN EN ISO 1798) of > 80 kPa, preferably > 100 kPa, such as 120-220 kPa, an elon gation at break (DIN EN ISO 1798) of > 100%, preferably >120%, such as 150-230%, and combinations thereof. In an exemplary em bodiment of the present adaptable mattress the first polymeric foam may be an open-cellular foam.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the foams may be viscoelastic.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the cover may be elastic.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the cover may comprise fluid absorbing material.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the cover may comprise fluid releasing material.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the main part has a width of 70-200 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the main part has a length of 150-250 cm. In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the main part has a height of 10-40 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the cover has a height of 1-10 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the cassette each individually has a height of 5-20 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the cassette each individually has a width of 15-50 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each oblique side each individually extends over a length of 2- 10 cm and/or over a height of 2-10 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each protrusion individually has a height of 2-8 cm and/or a width of 2-8 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each cavity individually has a height of 2-8 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress each incision individually has a height of 2-15 cm.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress incisions may be only provided at a top side of the main part.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress incisions may be provided in between recesses.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the mattress, or at least one part thereof, may be reusable.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress the mattress, or at least one part thereof, may be a foam mat tress .

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress cassette 3a may located substantially in the middle of the mat tress, and preferably exactly in the middle.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress further air circulation elements 9 may be provided underneath at least one of cassettes 2a.

In an exemplary embodiment of the present adaptable mattress an incision may be provided for supporting release of a cas sette, which incision may be in the form of an < or >.

In an exemplary embodiment the present method may comprise selecting at least one cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) adapted to a sec ond user, preferably cassettes (2a, 3a) or cassettes (5a, 6a). In an exemplary embodiment the present method may comprise replacing at least one of a cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) with a new cassette (2a, 3a, 5a, 6a) , a topper (7) with a new topper (7), and a cover (8) with a new cover (8) .

In an exemplary embodiment the present method may comprise recirculating at least one of the main part, the at least one cassette, the topper, and the cover.

In an exemplary embodiment the present method may comprise compressing the mattress to 15-25% of its uncompressed size, and transporting the mattress to the user.

The invention is further detailed by the accompanying figures and examples, which are exemplary and explanatory of nature and are not limiting the scope of the invention. To the person skilled in the art it may be clear that many variants, being ob vious or not, may be conceivable falling within the scope of protection, defined by the present claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

Figs. l-8c show various details of the present adaptable mattress .

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

Figs, la-d, 2a-c, 3a-c, 4a-c, 5a-c, 6a-c, 7a-c and 8a-c show various details of the present adaptable mattress.

In the figures:

10 adaptable mattress

1 main part

la main part edge

2 recess

2a cassette

2b oblique lower side recess

2c oblique lower side cassette

2d oblique upper side recess

2e oblique upper side cassette

3 recess

3a cassette

3b oblique lower side recess

3c oblique lower side cassette

3d oblique upper side recess

3e oblique upper side cassette

5 recess 5a cassette

5b oblique lower side recess

5c oblique lower side cassette

5d oblique upper side recess

5e oblique upper side cassette

6 recess

6a cassette

7 topper

8 cover

9 air circulation supporting element

In figs, la-c three cassettes are shown which are found in fig. Id. Figs 2-7 show top views (figs. 2a-7a) , cross-sectional views (figs. 2b-7b) and bottom views (figs.2c-7c) of foam mat tresses (figs. 2-4) and pocket springs mattresses (figs. 5-7) .

Figures 8a-c show a recent variant wherein three cassettes 2a, 3a, 2a are provided at a top side. Cassettes 2a may be differ ent from cassette 3a. Cassette 3a is located substantially in the middle of the mattress, and preferably exactly in the mid dle. In addition further air circulation elements 9 may be pro vided underneath at least one of cassettes 2a. Also an incision may be provided for supporting release of a cassette, which in cision may be in the form of an < or >.

The figures are further detailed throughout the description and claims.

It should be appreciated that for commercial application it may be preferable to use one or more variations of the present system, which would similar be to the ones disclosed in the pre sent application.