An alternative exemplary process for forming the seams in a mattress support 300 is shown in FIGS. 14D-F. The process is similar to what was described above in reference to FIGS. 14A-C, except that in this case slit 302 (or slits) made in the mattress support 300 are made approximately horizontally along the side 304 to be flanged. The opposing edges 306 and 308 are then pulled toward one another, and positioned on a base 310 of a radio frequency sealing apparatus. As shown, a sheet of non-stick material, such as a Teflon sheet 312 can be placed between the sealing bar 314 and the edge 306. The sealing bar 314 is pressed downwardly onto, and compresses, the edges 306, 308. Radio frequency energy is transmitted through the sealing bar 314 causing the edges 306, 308 to fuse to one another. Other techniques for creating a seamed edge can also be used; for example, it is not necessary to make a slit or slits in the material before fusing. However, by using the slits a better edge can be obtained. As suggested above, facing sheets can be applied to the four sides of the mattress support, in addition to the upper and lower faces as described above. In one implementation, facing sheets can be applied to the sides by fusion using a hot iron. Referring again to FIG. 1, the honeycomb mattress system+ includes a mattress 4 positioned on top of a mattress support 5. The mattress 4 can be formed from any kind of material, including coiled springs, cotton, wool, foam or a honeycomb panel. In one
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Referring now to FIG. 1 of the drawing, a honeycomb mattress system is shown at 1 providing a sleeping surface 2 for a user 3. The honeycomb mattress system 1 includes a mattress 4 positioned on top of a mattress support 5. Optionally, the mattress support 5 can be supported by a frame 6. The mattress support 5 is made from a honeycomb core material and replaces a box spring used in a typical bed having a mattress and box spring configuration. That is, the mattress support 5 provides additional support beneath the mattress 4, to further support the user 3 while lying prostrate on the sleeping surface 2.
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