Bedroom Lighting (e.g., Modular Combinations) Patents (Class 362/801)
  • Patent number: 5050051
    Abstract: An automobile signal lamp being mounted on the inside of a rear window of an automobile and including a lens member, a body member and a light source member which is disposed in a space defined between the lens member and the body member. Connecting portions are integrally formed on respective lens member and the body member, and which portions cooperate in connecting the lens member with the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Machida, Toshiyasu Mochizuki, Susumu Masuda
  • Patent number: 5050050
    Abstract: An auxiliary brake lamp includes a lamp housing (1) defining a rectangular light exit port having a reflector (2) positioned therein which is covered by a releasably mounted light-transmission shield (3). Opposite edges of the light-transmission shield are attached to the rest of the auxiliary brake lamp by shield-attaching devices (11, 15) on opposite edges of the light-transmission shield and corresponding attaching devices (8, 13) for mating therewith on the reflector at one edge and on the housing at the other edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Hella KG Hueck & Co.
    Inventor: Dietmar Alder
  • Patent number: 5017903
    Abstract: A warning light is contained in the housing of a rear view mirror assembly mounted to the side of a vehicle and directs a conical beam of light toward the pavement at the side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Jacob Krippelz, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5016145
    Abstract: An illuminated display vehicle ornament includes an elongated power cord having a cigarette lighter adaptor plug at one end for engagement with a vehicle lighter socket. In a first embodiment, a plurality of sockets are spaced along the power cord, and mount replaceable ornamental bulbs. Magnetic, hook and loop, and resilient clips are disclosed for securing the sockets within a vehicle interior. In a second embodiment, a base includes suction cups for engagement with an interior vehicle window surface and a display sign is releasably secured to the base. An elongated light bulb is mounted within the base in optical communication with the display sign. The display sign may be selected from a variety of available signs to allow replacement of different holiday displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: Kent A. Singleton
  • Patent number: 5003289
    Abstract: An auxiliary U-turn signal indicating light attachment having a generally U-shaped housing designed to be mounted on the lower left corner of the rear window of a vehicle, wherein an indicating light compartment encloses a U-turn signal indicating lamp. A manually operated switching apparatus for energizing the U-turn signal lamp is adapted for mounting on and interconnection with a conventional turn signal lever. A mounting bracket is pivotally secured to a rod slidably received within an apertured mounting tab within the housing, wherein a set screw associated with the mounting tab is utilized to secure the rod in a selected adjusted position. By virtue of this arrangement, the elevation and inclination of the housing on the intended mounting surface can be varied to enable usage with a wide variety of differently configured vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Leonard E. Roman
  • Patent number: 4989121
    Abstract: A bright light indicator adapted for use with a first vehicle for providing a high beam indication when a second vehicle having headlights emitting light and traveling generally behind the first vehicle has the headlights in the high beam condition. The indicator includes reflective means which are mountable on the first vehicle and positioned for receiving light emitted from the headlights of the second vehicle and for reflecting the received light generally toward the second vehicle in an on position of the reflective means, the reflected light providing the high beam indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Inventor: E. L. Bo Hall
  • Patent number: 4981363
    Abstract: A windshield mounted combination emergency light/spotlight mechanism for automotive vehicles such a police cruisers, fire trucks, ambulances, etc. includes a housing which is mounted by bonded supports to the inner surface of the windshield, preferably at the same location normally occupied by a centrally located rearview mirror. Within the housing is located a movable spotlight and a pair of flashing emergency lights which can be incandescent lights or strobe lights. Filters are also located within the housing to provide colored flashing light. The spotlight, which may be a high intensity halogen spotlight, is mounted to a pivotal support which is selectively movable by a mechanical or electrical mechanism actuated by a manually actuated control lever. The housing fits intimately with the inner surface of the windshield and prevents rearward reflection or refraction of light into the automotive vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Inventor: Leonard H. Lipman
  • Patent number: 4966426
    Abstract: A rear window mounted stoplight assembly for a vehicle including stoplight illuminating apparatus for producing stoplight illumination, and a scatter blocking hologram adjacent the stoplight illuminating apparatus for preventing scattered stoplight illumination from being viewable by the vehicle operator. In a particular embodiment, the stoplight illumination apparatus includes an image volume hologram and a source of playback illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Gaylord E. Moss, John E. Wreede, Kevin Yu
  • Patent number: 4954808
    Abstract: A lighted turn and stop signal for rear mounted, eye level use on an inside shelf of an automobile is disclosed. The unit includes an elongated housing having spaced end compartments and an intermediate compartment, with one open side for each compartment, which together serves as the rear side of the unit when mounted on the inside rear shelf of an automobile. A light is provided in each compartment which is shielded from the other compartments and visible from each open side. The lights in the end compartments are electrically connected to the automobile left and right turn signal indicators while the light in the intermediate compartment is electrically connected to the automobile brake pedal. An elongated material strip extends across the open sides of the compartment and is operatively associated with covered lens covers for the open side of each compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Dorothy I. Duerkob
    Inventor: Manfred F. Duerkob
  • Patent number: 4951181
    Abstract: An article of transportable furniture is provided including a generally planar platform portion and a base portion for supporting the platform portion. The base portion includes a plurality of interengaged glass blocks and a frame for enclosing the glass blocks. A light source is disposed within the base portion for providing illumination through the glass blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Hardman and Phillips Partnership
    Inventor: Jacob T. Phillips
  • Patent number: 4949071
    Abstract: A vehicle communication device wherein a display unit is selectively mountable onto a rear shelf of an automobile adjacent a rear window, including a safety switch to automatically de-energize the display unit when improperly oriented relative to the rear window. Suspension hooks are further included for selectively securing the display unit from rear or side windows of the automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Thomas A. Hutchison
  • Patent number: 4945456
    Abstract: A rear-deck stoplight for automotive use is designed such that light emitted therefrom and reflected from the interior and exterior surfaces of the rear window passes beneath the rearview mirror of the vehicle so as to not hinder the driver's vision while braking. The light is separated from the rear window by a gap. A lens covering the lamp is generally angled with respect to the rear window, and a shade at least partially bounds said lens. The gap size, the lens angle and particularly the shade height are selected so as to limit reflected light to a region below the height of the rearview mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kakidaira
  • Patent number: 4941073
    Abstract: A wedge-shaped flashlight, especially adapted for being inserted between a closed window of a vehicle door and the exterior rain seal at lower regions thereof so as to create a gap between the window and the rain seal and to enable the illumination of the inside of said door, comprises a body portion and a flashlight portion. The body portion is formed having a first wedge-shaped region at one end of the body and a second wedge-shaped region at the opposite end of the body, the first wedge shaped region having a first knife-edge and a first recess formed into the body portion from the first knife-edge, and the second wedge-shaped region having a second knife-edge and a second recess formed into the body portion from the second knife-edge, the first and second wedge-shaped regions having different angles of taper for use with different types of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Inventor: Ronald R. Bolton
  • Patent number: 4937712
    Abstract: A vehicular turn signal apparatus is provided for securement to a rear shelf surface proximate a rear window of a vehicular interior, wherein the vehicular turn signal apparatus includes a plurality of modules each containing a pivotally mounted bulb positionable from a first vertical position to a second horizontal position to enhance replacement of the illumination bulb upon an upward pivotment of a lid pivotally mounted to the base of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Inventors: Frank H. Caffin, Neale L. Caffin
  • Patent number: 4935722
    Abstract: A transparent eyelevel stoplight for vehicles is disclosed, which operates on an upconversion principle wherein red light in an otherwise transparent crystal is excited by invisible infrared radiation. The crystal may take the form of a transparent plate or an optical fiber applied to the vehicle rear window. The host crystal material is doped with a suitable rare-earth ion, which when illuminated by infrared energy produces visible light. An infrared laser may be used to illuminate the doped crystal, and is activated by the vehicle brakes. The crystal material is transparent to ordinary visible light and therefore will not obscure the driver's vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Slava A. Pollack
  • Patent number: 4916593
    Abstract: A holographic stoplight assembly including a volume hologram having a recorded stoplight image secured adjacent to the inside surface of an automobile window. The volume hologram is selectively illuminated by an illumination source located out of the driver's rearward field of vision and forward of the hologram. Also disclosed is a method for recording a hologram for use in a holographic automobile stoplight system which includes the steps of recording the image of a stoplight in a first hologram, and then recording in a second hologram the playback image of the first hologram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Gaylord E. Moss, John E. Wreede, Kevin Yu, Ronald T. Smith
  • Patent number: 4912607
    Abstract: A vehicular visor emergency lighting apparatus includes a pivotally mounted visor including a visor member pivotally mounted to an elongate axle wherein a visor frame work slidably receives colored panels corresponding to emergency vehicle colorations within opposed planar sides of the visor framework. Positioned between the colored panels are a series of strobe lights and a sequencing member to effect sequencing of the lights to flash between respective pairs of the colored panels defining the exterior surfaces of the visor. A covering is slidably received over the visor to protect the panels during periods of non-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Inventors: Mark D. Kocsi, Robert W. Kocsi
  • Patent number: 4903008
    Abstract: A brake signal for a vehicle utilizing a housing having a chamber and a base portion. The chamber includes a first opening leading to the inside from the exterior of the housing. A source of light, activated by the vehicle brake, is mounted within the chamber at a certain level above the base of the housing. A translucent pattern panel is mounted in the first opening. A second opening is also included in the chamber at a level above the source of light. The light source is positioned between the first and second openings to the chamber to permit the driver of the vehicle to ascertain the proper operation of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Bill Lewis
  • Patent number: 4896136
    Abstract: A combination brake light and interior light for mounting on the rear door of a truck cap. The combination light includes a housing mounted on the rear door of the truck cap. The housing holds a brake light indicator lens on one side, facing the rear door. When the rear door is closed, the brake light indicator lens is substantially vertically disposed. Proximate to the brake light indicator lens, a brake light bulb is disposed within the housing. Apparatus for energizing the brake light bulb upon operation of the truck brakes are included. Additionally, an interior light lens is held on another side of the housing. Proximate to the interior light lens, an interior light bulb is held within the housing. Apparatus for selectively energizing the interior light bulb are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Creation Windows, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Hotovy
  • Patent number: 4896251
    Abstract: An auxiliary turn signal indicating light attachment includes a generally rectangular housing having arcuate end walls. A pair of indicating light compartments are formed at opposite ends of the housing and each enclose a turn signal indicating light. A central section in the housing separates the two compartments. In a first embodiment an auxiliary brake indicating light may be disposed in the central section, and in a second embodiment the central section defines a recess dimensioned to straddle an existing auxiliary brake light mounted on the rear deck adjacent the rear window of a vehicle. A pair of spaced mounting brackets are pivotally secured to a pair of rods slidably received within a pair of apertured mounting tabs within the housing. A set screw associated with each mounting tab is utilized to secure the rods in a selected adjusted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Inventor: Albert J. Fasel
  • Patent number: 4893220
    Abstract: A shade 17 surrounding the lens 20 of a centered "high mount" vehicle stoplight has an extension 17aat its upper end which blocks light diffused/dispersed by the lens and reflected inwardly by the rear window 1 to prevent such light from reaching the driver's eyes via the rearview mirror. The extension is sufficiently long to block light running substantially parallel to the lens and striking the window at a maximum angle .THETA., whereby it will inherently also block the remaining light striking the window at a smaller angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kakidaira
  • Patent number: 4882566
    Abstract: A safety control system for an electrically operated hospital bed utilizes a wireless disconnect signal from an above mounted safety light to an outlet below which supplies electrical power to the bed, thereby to interrupt power to the outlet upon the detection of physical contact with the safety light, as perhaps caused by an IV pole raising with the bed. In a preferred embodiment, a two-way transmission path is utilized to verify no blockage of the line of sight transmission path between the outlet and the light, with power to the outlet being disconnected upon contact with the light or blockage of the line of sight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Clement J. Koerber, Sr., Dennis J. Gallant, L. Dale Foster
  • Patent number: 4851970
    Abstract: A taillight assembly for use in a vehicle is provided with a movably mounted housing having a brake light and a viewing light. The housing is movably mounted so as to provide multiple orientations for the viewing light so that different areas may alternatively be illuminated. Also, a light module having a pair of light bulbs is releasably attached to the housing in such a way that either or both of the light bulbs may be replaced in a quick and easy manner without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Inventor: David G. Bronder
  • Patent number: 4833443
    Abstract: A portable lightweight vehicle signal flag and warning light is presented comprising a boom which has at least one pair of opposed lenses and a slotted-block which is pivotably attached to the boom. The slotted-block slips over the vehicle window and the boom may be adjusted by tightening a transverse bolt and wing nut. Between each pair of lenses is a bulb flasher assembly which is connected to the vehicles electrical power by a cord and cigarette plug adaptor. On the the bottom of the boom is a signal flag which can display a variety of emergency or warning messages. The bulbs are made to either blink to light in a sequential fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Chun Y. Siew
  • Patent number: 4831501
    Abstract: A plastic lamp housing is molded in one piece with two cantilevers extending forwardly from its rear wall for supporting a metal made reflector and a light bulb out of direct contact with all the inside surfaces of the lamp housing. The reflector thermally covers at least the top and bottom and rear sides of the light source for the reduction of heat transmission to the lamp housing. Depending from the lamp housing, a lamp standard has a hollow extending therethrough in communication with the interior of the lamp housing through a heat release opening formed in the bottom of the lamp housing. The lamp standard is for use in mounting the lamp on a hollow structural part of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of its rear window. Therefore, by creasing an opening in the hollow vehicle part, the heated air within the lamp housing can be vented into the hollow lamp standard and thence into the hollow vehicle part, instead of into the interior of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Koito Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Okamoto, Hiroshi Shida
  • Patent number: 4816973
    Abstract: A socket-mounted illuminating and air freshening device which is adapted to be supported on a conventional electrical wall outlet socket to provide, alternatively or simultaneously, illumination and circulation of air through an air freshening material. The device of the invention is light weight and is inexpensive to operate even in simultaneous illumination and air circulating modes. The device is capable of a wide versatility of use and may be oriented in any direction for effective operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Tec-Air, Inc.
    Inventors: Anwar A. Atalla, Swin, Sr., Richard E.
  • Patent number: 4816969
    Abstract: The housing for the fixture is mounted on a wall over the patient's bed. The housing accommodates a first non-rotatable fixture which directs light from fluorescent tubes downward through a conventional flat prismatic lens. There is also a longitudinally extending lens mounted within the outline of the housing and rotatable by means of handles at either end so that light from a second set of fluorescent tubes may be adjusted to function as a reading lamp for the patient, as an examining light at different locations of the patient's body and as a room illumination source, the intensity of room illumination being adjustable. A safety switch is moved to "off" position when the housing is struck by an object such as an IV rod fixed to an adjustable bed to stop the motor which moves the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Hospital Systems Inc.
    Inventor: David H. Miller
  • Patent number: 4801815
    Abstract: A pendent assembly is disclosed for suspending from a hospital room ceiling to provide various services used in a hospital operating room. The pendent has a distribution head with outlets for such services, including, for example, electrical, gas and vacuum outlets and which is moveable upwardly and downwardly through a motive means operated by personnel using the pendant. An automatic stop mechanism is included and which comprises one or more sets of electrical contacts interposed between upper and lower housings in the distribution head. The lower housing is suspended from the upper housing at a predetermined distance therefrom and is moveable over that predetermined distance with respect to the upper housing. When the distribution head is lowered such that it encounters an obstruction, the lower head is forced upwardly and the contacts between the housings contact each other to complete an electrical circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: The BOC Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Biette, Steven D. Clark, Max E. Raby, Jr., George R. Lewis
  • Patent number: 4725935
    Abstract: A cantilevered task light mountable at selectable levels and depths from a wall panel, for illuminating a work surface. The task light includes first and second mounting brackets of like construction each having a support arm of generally S-shaped configuration in which first, second and third straight sections are connected by first and second curved sections. One end of the support arm includes a saddle clamp for clamping the support arm on the upper edge of a wall panel, and the other end has a plurality of spaced mounting holes for supporting one end of an elongated lighting fixture at a position which will best accommodate the depth of the associated work surface. The support arms may be mounted such that the curved sections rise or fall, as desired, to illuminate the work surface with substantially the same predetermined light level for different height wall panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Raoul J. Schoumaker, Paul J. Granzotto, Darwin J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4722038
    Abstract: The present invention comprises holder to be used by the blind or other visually impaired persons to locate items on a night table. The holder comprises a power inlet to the device, and a power outlet such as an AC socket into which may be plugged a reading lamp, bedside radio, etc. The device of the invention further comprises an internal appliance such as a small lamp or radio which is mounted so as to facilitate the location and retrieval of an item placed in the holder in the dark. A normally closed switch is located between the power inlet and the power outlet so that the AC current from the inlet is normally available at the power outlet for lighting a reading lamp or the like. When an item is placed in the holder, the device plugged into the outlet is turned off. Also, when the item is placed in the holder, the switch closes in response thereto to supply power to the internal appliance which stays on as the item remains in the holder to facilitate retrieval of it in a dark room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Inventor: Richard A. Comfort
  • Patent number: 4646211
    Abstract: A service outlet wall comprising at least one generally planar wall member, at least one section of which is adapted to receive one or more service outlets having a service conduits connected thereto and leading to service sources is disclosed. Means for housing the conduits is provided. The housing means is adjacent to the linear sections of the wall member and is configured to conceal and protect the service conduit. The service outlets are movable along the linear sections of the wall member, permitting placement of the service outlets at different positions along the linear sections. The service conduits connected to the outlets are simultaneously repositioned while maintaining the conduits in a concealed and protected position. A rail system for providing service outlets to particular locations in a room while simultaneously positioning service conduit connected to the outlets is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Eugene H. Fullenkamp
  • Patent number: 4584633
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an eyeglass holder which may have a suitable ornamental appearance, a power inlet to the device, and a power outlet such as an AC socket into which may be plugged a reading lamp, bedside radio, etc. The device of the invention further comprises a night light such as a small lamp which is mounted so as to facilitate the location and retrieval of the eyeglasses in the dark. A normally closed switch is located between the power inlet and the power outlet so that the AC current from the inlet is normally available at the power outlet for lighting a reading lamp or the like. When a pair of eyeglasses is placed in the holder, the device plugged into the outlet is turned off. Also, when the eyeglasses are placed in the holder, the switch closes in response thereto to supply power to the night lamp which remains lit so long as the eyeglasses remain in the holder to facilitate retrieval of the glasses in a dark room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Lance W. Comfort
    Inventor: Richard A. Comfort
  • Patent number: 4544993
    Abstract: A floor illuminating bedside light unit consisting of a generally horizontal foot mat member, switch means operatively associated with the underside of the foot mat for actuation in response to foot pressure on the mat member, and floor illuminating light members connected to the switch means for "on/off" operation in response to actuation of the switch means. The unit is positioned next to the bed in a position in which the bed occupant will step on the foot mat member when entering and leaving the bed. As a result, the unit is operable to illuminate the floor of a darkened bedroom when the bed occupant steps on the mat when leaving the bed and will continue said illumination until the occupant steps on the mat when returning to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Inventor: Johnie C. Kirk
  • Patent number: 4232362
    Abstract: A family of modular lamps for indirect lighting, each comprised of stacked modules connected with spaces between the bottoms and tops of adjacent modules, the bottom of the lowest module of a stack of modules providing a base upon which the stand rests and the top of the uppermost module containing a recess and support therein for receiving an indirect lighting unit which directs light upwardly through the open top of the top module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1980
    Assignee: Lam, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Williams, Alfred O. Scholze
  • Patent number: 4149222
    Abstract: A bed light safety apparatus which includes a normally wall mounted lighting fixture. The upper rearward edge of the fixture is pivotally mounted to a plate adapted for attachment to a wall. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a switch carried by the fixture. When used in conjunction with a hospital bed or the like which is power operated to a raised position, the switch is made a part of the electrical circuit for the bed drive means. In the event equipment carried by the bed strikes the fixture on raising of the bed, the consequent pivotal movement of the fixture causes the switch to open the circuit to the bed drive means and halt further raising of the bed. In other embodiments the safety apparatus may include visual or auditory alarms actuable by a switch in the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: Chemetron Corporation
    Inventor: Harry T. Linde
  • Patent number: 4104710
    Abstract: A patient room headwall unit consisting of an integral module for suspension on the headwall of a hospital room between two patient beds. The unit, which is prewired during assembly at the factory, includes a center section having provisions for gas, communication or nurse call and electrical services, the same being accessible at either bed through use of pendant controls and the like. It also includes a lighting section at either side of the central section for providing reading light and both high and low intensity general room illumination at each patient bed. The unit, ordinarily, will be installed in conjuction with ceiling-drop services and a telescopic shroud is provided to conceal these services once installation has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Joerns Furniture Company, Division of American Seating Company
    Inventors: Frank M. Damico, Patrick John O'Toole