Window, Floor, Ceiling, Or Room To Room Patents (Class 5/10.1)
  • Patent number: 9138069
    Abstract: A continuously height adjustable mattress support and apparatus therefor is disclosed. The mattress support is vertically displaceable by means of at least one drive unit for applying a vertical force to a corresponding solely vertically displaceable driven component and is stabilized during vertical displacement by at least one stabilizing means connected thereto. The driven component is connected to, or is in supporting relation with, the mattress support, so that a height of the mattress support above a floor surface is settable and continuously adjustable by means of at least one actuator associated with the at least one drive unit. In one embodiment, a locking device for preventing displacement of the mattress support following inadvertent actuation of the at least one drive unit is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: M&J SROUR PROPERTIES LLC.
    Inventors: Yehuda Cohen, Meir Gitelis
  • Patent number: 8136181
    Abstract: A retractable bed is disclosed which can be raised and lowered in a vertical fashion. The retractable bed includes a frame for holding a mattress; and a counterbalance system to raise and lower the bed through vertical displacement. When the bed is in the lowered configuration it will come into contact with the floor thereby permitting a person to sleep on the bed. When the bed is in the raised configuration it will be near the ceiling thereby permitting a person to pass under the bed. The counterbalance system provides a convenient way to take the bed down and to put it away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Emmett James Roepke
  • Patent number: 7874026
    Abstract: A new and useful system and method of raising and lowering a bed is provided. A bed system comprises a bed, and a balanced movement system for raising and lowering the bed and for maintaining the bed in a stopped position when application of force to the bed is stopped. The balanced movement system is (i) configured to enable the bed to be raised or lowered by application of force to the bed in a selected direction, and (ii) configured such that when application of the force ceases the bed will come to a stopped position and be maintained in the stopped position by the balanced movement system. In order to raise or lower the bed, a relatively modest force is applied (preferably manually) to the bed in a selected direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Double Space Bed Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John G. Gudenkauf
  • Publication number: 20100132113
    Abstract: A retractable bed is disclosed which can be raised and lowered in a vertical fashion. The retractable bed includes a frame for holding a mattress; and a counterbalance system to raise and lower the bed through vertical displacement. When the bed is in the lowered configuration it will come into contact with the floor thereby permitting a person to sleep on the bed. When the bed is in the raised configuration it will be near the ceiling thereby permitting a person to pass under the bed. The counterbalance system provides a convenient way to take the bed down and to put it away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Emmett James Roepke
  • Patent number: 7665161
    Abstract: A retractable bed is disclosed which can be automatically raised and lowered in a vertical fashion. The retractable bed includes a frame for holding a mattress; and means for raising and lowering said bed through vertical displacement, such as one or more motors. When the bed is in the lowered configuration it will come into contact with the floor thereby permitting a person to sleep on the bed. When the bed is in the raised configuration it will be near the ceiling thereby permitting a person to pass under the bed. The means for raising and lowering said bed, such as one or more motors, provides an automated and convenient way to take the bed down and to put it away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Emmett James Roepke
  • Patent number: 7559097
    Abstract: The invention concerns a so-called fold-away bed, to be used in the fields of camping, seamanship, furnishing of bedsits and in all other dwellings where there is a lack of space, for which reason the components of the furniture must take up a minimum amount of space. Such a bed is characterised in that, in rest state, it is lifted until it comes into contact with the ceiling of the room in which it is inserted. In the dependant claims of the finding there are also special means that allow said bed to be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventor: Giancarlo Brun
  • Patent number: 7444691
    Abstract: A stow-away bed is disclosed that includes a flat rectangular deck pivotally mounted between opposed vehicle end walls by a pair of parallel swing arms. The parallel swing arms allow the bed deck to remain horizontal as the deck is manually swung between the storage and sleep positions. The stow-away bed is pivotally mounted between opposed vehicle end walls for movement between a sleep position where the bed deck is suspended adjacent the vehicle ceiling and a sleep position, where the bed deck is suspended from the vehicle ceiling. In one embodiment, a pair of elastic cords connect the bed deck to the vehicle side wall. The elastic cords pull the bed deck toward the vehicle sidewall and help hold the bed deck in the sleep position. In another embodiment, a chain drive and piston prop are incorporated to assist in moving the bed between the storage and sleep positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: R-N-R International, Inc.
    Inventor: Stewart E. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20080134430
    Abstract: A shelf structure adapted to be detachably secured adjacent a windowsill to provide a perch for a cat(s). The shelf structure comprises a tray having a floor. Walls extend upwardly and peripherally from the floor. A plurality of vertically adjustable adjustment tracks is disposed on an exterior surface of one of walls of the tray. A thin, flexible, elongate adjustment and retaining strap adjustably extends from each of the adjustment tracks. A collapsible support strut assembly depends from the undersurface of the floor of the tray. The support strut assembly is adapted to engage the vertical wall adjacent the windowsill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Harry A. Kirmon
  • Patent number: 7178180
    Abstract: A stow-away bed is disclosed that includes a flat rectangular deck pivotally mounted between opposed vehicle end walls by a pair of parallel swing arms. The parallel swing arms allow the bed deck to remain horizontal as the deck is manually swung between the storage and sleep positions. The stow-away bed is pivotally mounted between opposed vehicle end walls for movement between a sleep position where the bed deck is suspended adjacent the vehicle ceiling and a sleep position, where the bed deck is suspended from the vehicle ceiling. A pair of elastic cords connect the bed deck to the vehicle side wall. The elastic cords pull the bed deck toward the vehicle sidewall and help hold the bed deck in the sleep position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: R-N-R International, Inc.
    Inventor: Stewart E. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6988760
    Abstract: A structure is described which includes a bed which is moved vertically using one or more chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Happijac Company
    Inventor: C. Martin Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 6983980
    Abstract: A structure is described which includes a bed and an apparatus having a flexible drive member which moves along an endless path. The apparatus is coupled to the structure and to the bed, and the apparatus is used to vertically move the bed along the endless path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Happijac Company
    Inventor: C. Martin Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 6880185
    Abstract: A versatile furniture unit that is easily changed, or modified to meet different living settings. The furniture unit is constructed as a frame that can be hung from the joists or rafters in a loft ceiling. The frame comprises various furniture elements that can be added on, folded up, or folded down to provide a different living appearance depending on the time of day. The furniture unit easily converts from a living room or playroom setting during the day to a bedroom setting for nighttime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Inventor: Dennis K. McAdams
  • Patent number: 6829791
    Abstract: A retractable bed is disclosed which can be automatically raised and lowered in a vertical fashion. The retractable bed includes a frame for holding a mattress; and means for raising and lowering said bed through vertical displacement, such as one or more motors. When the bed is in the lowered configuration it will come into contact with the floor thereby permitting a person to sleep on the bed. When the bed is in the raised configuration it will be near the ceiling thereby permitting a person to pass under the bed. The means for raising and lowering said bed, such as one or more motors, provides an automated and convenient way to take the bed down and to put it away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Emmett James Roepke
  • Patent number: 6698040
    Abstract: A retractable bed for mounting in a ceiling of a room. The retractable bed includes a cap member for mounting on mounting rafters of a framed section in a ceiling and has a cap cavity. The cap member comprises a top wall, and a pair of cap side walls and cap end walls that are attached to and extend away from the top wall to define the cap cavity. A base member holds a bed and in a bed cavity. The base member comprises a bottom wall, and a pair of base side walls and base end walls being attached to and extending away from the bottom wall to define the bed cavity. The base member is selectively positionable in the cap cavity. A moving means selectively moves the base member between a retracted position and an extended position. A switch allows a user to actuate the moving means, thereby controlling the positioning of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Oscar Acevedo
  • Patent number: 6523194
    Abstract: A collapsible and retractable bed structure having design features which permits the bed structure to be folded or collapsed in a manner so as to allow the device to be incorporated into the limited space created between the rafters of a steeply sloping roofline and an interior wall, such as a knee wall, of a home or other building structure. The invention can be used to transform previously unusable or wasted space within a home or other building structure into fully functional living quarters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Keith B. Smith
  • Patent number: 6507962
    Abstract: A bed platform and winch system having a sleeping platform for supporting a mattress, a ceiling support attached to the ceiling and having a winch contained therein, and wires connecting the winch to the sleeping platform and extending through the ceiling support, such that the sleeping platform may be raised out of the way when not needed for sleeping and lowered when needed for sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Inventor: J. Andrew Thurston
  • Publication number: 20020189013
    Abstract: A collapsible and retractable bed structure having design features which permits the bed structure to be folded or collapsed in a manner so as to allow the device to be incorporated into the limited space created between the rafters of a steeply sloping roofline and an interior wall, such as a knee wall, of a home or other building structure. The invention can be used to transform previously unusable or wasted space within a home or other building structure into fully functional living quarters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: Keith B. Smith
  • Publication number: 20020178497
    Abstract: A bed platform and winch system having a sleeping platform for supporting a mattress, a ceiling support attached to the ceiling and having a winch contained therein, and wires connecting the winch to the sleeping platform and extending through the ceiling support, such that the sleeping platform may be raised out of the way when not needed for sleeping and lowered when needed for sleeping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventor: J. Andrew Thurston