Bed Stored In Ceiling Patents (Class 5/10.2)
  • Patent number: 8776284
    Abstract: A bed moveable from a lowered position to a raised position includes two pairs of guides. In each pair, one guide is oriented so as to be substantially vertical and the other guide is disposed at an angle to the first guide. A lift assembly is located in each guide. A support including a frame is coupled to the lift assemblies. A drive system moves the lift assemblies in two directions, thereby lowering and raising the support. As the support is raised, it moves from a substantially horizontal orientation to a non-horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Allied Recreation Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Jones
  • Publication number: 20120124738
    Abstract: A bed moveable from a lowered position to a raised position includes two pairs of guides. In each pair, one guide is oriented so as to be substantially vertical and the other guide is disposed at an angle to the first guide. A lift assembly is located in each guide. A support including a frame is coupled to the lift assemblies. A drive system moves the lift assemblies in two directions, thereby lowering and raising the support. As the support is raised, it moves from a substantially horizontal orientation to a non-horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Fleetwood RV, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Jones
  • 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: 7552486
    Abstract: A device serving as a mezzanine fold-away bed provided with a support structure and a frame (20), wherein a fold-away mechanism allows the frame to be folded away from a use position to a stow-away position. This mechanism includes two shafts situated on the frame, each of these shafts being connected via a tie-rod to a pivot on the support, structure in order to tie the frame to the support structure, and also includes a mechanism that synchronizes the movement of the two shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: Nicolas Kaempfen
  • Publication number: 20080282467
    Abstract: An upper horizontal surface 9, 10, 11, comprising an access-ladder 7 with step-landing-platform 52, the upper horizontal surface 9, 10, 11, defining at least one surface for use as any or all, a surface for sleeping on, a surface for sitting on, a surface for leaning on, wherein at least part of either or both the access-ladder 7 and the step-landing-platform 52, is positioned on or adjacent the upper horizontal surface 9, 10, 11, and the step-landing platform 52 facilitates access between the access-ladder 7 and the upper horizontal surface 9, 10, 11. The invention relates to improvements in accessing at least one upper bed for either or both domestic and commercial use within a room of a building, or within a passenger space; said passenger space defining a passenger cabin, either motorised or towable, and comprising any of, a motorised caravan, a trailer, a trailer caravan, a fifth-wheel trailer, a fifth-wheel trailer caravan, a boat, a ship, a bus, a coach, an aircraft, and a railway carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: John Anthony Edwards
  • Patent number: 7198320
    Abstract: A structure includes a support member and a toothed wheel which cooperate with each other to vertically moved a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Lippert Components, Inc.
    Inventor: C. Martin Rasmussen
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20040143901
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 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: 6651273
    Abstract: Lift bed with a bed frame carried on at least two carriages, whereby each carriage is supported movably on a guide rail arranged vertically for moving the bed frame in the vertical direction and whereby each carriage consists of two parts which are supported in a mutually tiltable manner via a horizontal axle running parallel to the bed-frame width; the two carriage parts of each carriage are joined by an adjustment device clamping them together so that the bed frame mounted on the first carriage part is adjustable in the horizontal position; the adjustment device exhibits an overload device which gives way on reaching a predefined limit load and releases the connection and whereby also an end-stop is provided which holds the bed frame in a slightly angled position after release of the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Gerhart W. Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 6629322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manual assisted vertical lift bed used for increased sleeping capacity, storage and space in a confined living space. The lift bed may also provide safe operation for lowering and raising the lift bed through use of a bed frame, safety devices, and movement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Skyline Corporation
    Inventor: Myron D. Monroe
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6231114
    Abstract: A movable bed frame for installation in a conventional trailer and which has a unique counterbalance system for raising the bed frame to a horizontal up or storage position and for lowering the bed frame in a horizontal down position. The counterbalance system is produced by pressurized gas pistons secured to the bed frame and to side walls of the trailer which balances the bed frame so well that a child eight years old can raise and lower the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Mark Warmoth