Cots Patents (Class 5/110)
  • Patent number: 9759461
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for a vapor compression system includes a shell, a distributing part disposed inside of the shell to distribute a refrigerant, a tube bundle and a trough part. The tube bundle includes a plurality of heat transfer tubes disposed inside of the shell below the distributing part. The tube bundle includes a falling film region disposed below the distributing part, an accumulating region disposed below the falling film region, and a flooded region disposed below the accumulating region at a bottom portion of the shell. The trough part extends under at least one of the heat transfer tubes in the accumulating region to accumulate the refrigerant therein. The trough part at least partially overlaps with the at least one of the heat transfer tubes in the accumulating region when viewed along a horizontal direction perpendicular to the longitudinal center axis of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: DAIKIN APPLIED AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Numata, Kazushige Kasai
  • Patent number: 9675182
    Abstract: A foldable frame comprises opposing pairs of side and end frame members joined at respective ends to define a generally rectangular and planar frame perimeter. The end members and the side members are generally movable between folded and unfolded positions. The end members are spaced-apart along a longitudinal axis of the frame. The side frame members extend generally parallel to the longitudinal axis to define a frame length. Pivoting connections enable the end members and the side frame members to pivot, each member having a pivot connection at each end thereof. Pivoting of a respective end or side member is permitted when the frame is configured to align the respective end pivots, but is inhibited when the frame is configured to move the respective end pivots out of alignment. The respective pivot axes of the end and side members are generally perpendicular oriented and define a folding and unfolding sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ARTSANA USA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael L. Longenecker
  • Cot
    Patent number: 9398815
    Abstract: A cot is provided that has a frame having a shape of a continuous loop. The frame bounds an interior area of the loop and the interior area is covered by a fabric covering. The frame includes an outer perimeter. At least two legs are mounted to the frame and each leg includes a foot portion. The at least two legs are positioned to support the frame above a horizontal floor surface with the foot portions of each leg in contact with the floor surface. Also, each leg extends outwardly and downwardly from the frame such that the foot portions are positioned outwardly of the outer perimeter of the frame in both vertical and horizontal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: FOUNDATIONS WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: David Stitchick, Joseph A. Lawlor, Lukasz S. Poslowski
  • Patent number: 9259095
    Abstract: An improved sleeping or camping cot construction is provided which eliminates the need for end rails for the cot frame. The frame is all one piece, portions of which are pivotally mounted with respect to other portions to permit folding of the frame for storage. A locking mechanism is associated with at least one of the cot supporting cross members to maintain the cot in the user supporting position of the cot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HKD Global Limited
    Inventor: Samuel F. Lamke
  • Patent number: 9192841
    Abstract: A portable golf practice game which provides an entertaining and competitive means to practice the game of golf is herein disclosed. The game comprises an inclined surface including an aperture, a chipping mat, and carrying bag. The inclined surface enables golf balls to be struck from a desired distance to provide a practicing for one's aim. The game also comprises an alternate embodiment which further comprises a plurality of divided sections attached to the inclined surface which enables golf balls to be struck from a desired distance to provide an alternate practicing means for one's aim. Each embodiment is envisioned to comprise separate scoring systems when each embodiment is used as a competitive game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Neil E. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9009887
    Abstract: A travel cot includes a frame unit, and two articulation units. The frame unit includes four corner blocks, four support legs, four elastic plates, two first connecting bars, and four second connecting bars. Each of the articulation units includes a positioning plate, a clamping plate, a movable plate, at least one positioning ball, at least one compression spring, a pivot shaft, and a hooked piece. Thus, the hooked piece of each of the articulation units is hooked on the clamping plate and the movable plate to limit the bending direction of the second connecting bars, so that the second connecting bars can only be pivoted upward and cannot be pivoted downward by limit of the hooked piece to prevent the second connecting bars from being bent downward and injuring the infant or baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Delsun Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng-Jun Lo
  • Publication number: 20150059089
    Abstract: A foldable and portable cot apparatus for assisting inflight sleeping is disclosed. The cot apparatus may include a frame structure, a flexible platform and two supporting legs. In an assembled and in-use orientation, the frame may be supported by the legs, allowing the positioning of the frame structure and platform over the arms of an airplane seat. A baby can be laid down over the platform enclosed by the frame for resting or sleeping. Supporting legs and side rails can be detached from the frame structure in order to fold and roll up the cot apparatus into a fully-folded orientation for carry and/or storage. The length of supporting legs may be adjusted using suitable telescopic mechanisms for fitting airplane seats of different dimensions. The cot apparatus may be also configured in a unibody structure with no detachable components or parts, where side rails may include a folding mechanism that may allow to fold or unfold the cot apparatus as required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Falkiner
  • Patent number: 8959677
    Abstract: A collapsible sofa bed movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration includes a frame including a plurality of scissor assemblies. Each scissor assembly includes a first frame member pivotally coupled to a second frame member at a pivot point. Frame members of adjacent scissor assemblies are coupled to one of a first connector assembly and a second connector assembly. At least two backrest support members are coupled to the frame. Each backrest support member is slidably coupled to a corresponding first frame member and has a lower end that is pivotally coupled to a corresponding second frame member. Each backrest support member is pivotally movable with respect to the corresponding second frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seina International, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Pil Yul, Huang Chang Jiu, Ye Zhengyi
  • Patent number: 8919284
    Abstract: An animal bed includes a plurality of elongate frame members, a plurality of corner fittings coupling the plurality of elongate frame members to form a frame, bedding supported by the frame, and at least one support supporting the frame above an underlying substrate. Each of at least first and second corner fittings among the plurality of corner fittings has a passage formed therethrough that receives therein a corresponding one of the elongate frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Starmark Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry J. Wolfe, Jr., Harold Keith Benson
  • Patent number: 8875323
    Abstract: The present invention is a collapsible portable field hospital bed that can be transported to remote location and is durable enough to remain at the remote location for subsequent local use. The invention can include a frame having a horizontal support assembly including a proximal end and a distal end hingably connected so that the proximal end and the distal end can be moved from an operational position to a storage position; a vertical support assembly pivotally connected to an angled support assembly and said horizontal support assembly, said angled support assembly pivotally connected to said horizontal support assembly; a stabilizing assembly included in said frame having a first hinge member pivotally attached to a second hinge member, said stabilizing assembly biased in said operational position, said first hinge member cooperating with said second hinge member to prevent said angled support assembly from folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: North American Rescue, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Westra, Anthony Horton, Matthew Cupelli
  • Patent number: 8863331
    Abstract: Embodiments of a height adjustable emergency roll-in cot comprise a cot support frame comprising having a leading end, a trailing end, and a pair of opposing side frame members disposed between the leading and trailing ends, a pair of wheeled front legs slidingly coupled to the cot support frame via a slideable front transverse support member, and a pair of wheeled back legs slidingly coupled to the support frame via a slideable back transverse support member, wherein the slideable front transverse support member, the slideable back transverse support member, or both include a pair of locking pins (90, 92).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Vittorio Valentino, Bryan Robert Keller
  • Patent number: 8769746
    Abstract: A support surface assembly for a sleeping person that comprises a rigid frame with an upper edge for supporting an air-permeable layer and an air-permeable layer that is fixedly joined to the upper edge in a desired tension, such that the upper edge is entirely covered by the outer perimeter of the air-permeable layer. The air-permeable layer comprises a lattice grid structure such as a mesh material, a netting or a web-like material. The outer perimeter of the air-permeable layer is joined to the frame at the side wall or at the bottom wall of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Airnettress Ltd.
    Inventor: Shlomo Abadi
  • Patent number: 8745782
    Abstract: A portable, reversibly-extensible hammock has a foldable structure for supporting a substantially planar support surface. The hammock can be folded for transportation or storage, and can be shifted to an extended configuration to create a rectangular structure similar to a cot or hammock frame. A dual-purpose tensioning strap joins the support surface to the foldable structure and increases the structural integrity of the structure by urging top portions of leg members toward a center point of the rectangular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Alan Bernat
  • Patent number: 8739333
    Abstract: A bedbug-resistant bed comprises a horizontal right-rectangular frame including four open angled rigid members pair-wise joined at their eight termini in four corners; one or more support members extending across the frame near the upper edge of the joined angled members; and a right-rectangular wire mesh infill expanse extending within a perimeter of the frame and affixed along upper inwardly extending expanses of the joined angled members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Central City Concern
    Inventors: Michelle Boyle, David L. Brown
  • Patent number: 8656531
    Abstract: The disclosed cot may include a first side rail having a first connection mechanism, a second side rail having a second connection mechanism, a leg secured to the second side rail, a pivoting mechanism that pivotally secures the leg to the second side rail. An end rail may include a third connection mechanism that engages with the first connection mechanism and a fourth connection mechanism that engages with second connection mechanism. The cot may further comprise a pivoting arm having a proximal end that pivotally engages with the leg, the first side rail, the second side rail, the end rail or a pivoting mechanism that enables the leg to pivot relative to one of the side rails. The pivoting arm may comprise a distal end having a sixth connection mechanism that engages with a fifth connection mechanism disposed on another portion of the cot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: High Country Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Holmes, Shawn Parry, Eric Lin
  • Patent number: 8636318
    Abstract: A lounge chair equipped for lounging face down includes a frame having opposed top and bottom ends and opposed side rails extending longitudinally therebetween, the frame including lower, middle, and upper sections. A plurality of spaced apart leg members extends downwardly from the frame to support the frame in a horizontal configuration. A fabric material is stretched across the frame between the top, bottom, and side rails. The fabric material on the upper section defines a face opening configured to receive the face of a user when lounging in a face down position. The fabric material on the upper section defines a first arm opening adjacent a respective side rail and a second arm opening adjacent an opposed side rail. A platform is coupled to a front leg member adjacent the face opening and configured to support items to be viewed by a user through the face opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy W. Newsome
  • Patent number: 8621685
    Abstract: An extendable folding bed frame includes a pair of first sub-frames having a pair of spaced apart and extendable longitudinal bars, each longitudinal bar having a first end and a second end. The opposing longitudinal bars are fixedly connected together by a plurality of lateral support bars. The pair of first sub-frames are pivotally connected together at corresponding longitudinal bar first ends by first pivotal connecting members. The pair of first sub-frames are pivotable from an open configuration whereby each first sub-frame is aligned longitudinally to form a generally rectangular co-planar support surface and a folded configuration whereby each first sub-frame is substantially overlapped and adjacent to each other. The folding bed frame also includes a connecting bracket for attaching additional bed frames to provide a larger mattress support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Ki Ho Jin
  • Patent number: 8499380
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible cot structure comprises a fabric web, a frame, and a plurality of folding legs pivotally attached to the frame. The cot structure is collapsible to a bundled condition to minimize the amount of space taken up by the structure during storage and transportation. The cot structure includes at least one locking assembly pivotally connected to a leg assembly for maintaining the cot in an open, set-up condition, wherein the locking assembly must be unlocked before the cot structure can be collapsed. The locking assembly includes a first pedal for locking the assembly and a second pedal for unlocking the assembly. Preferably, a downward force can be applied to operate either pedal, thereby facilitating quick and easy set-up and break down of the cot structure without compromising safety, consuming too much time, or requiring undue effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Integrity Outdoor Brands LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R. Grace
  • Patent number: 8356369
    Abstract: A portable bed assembly of a disc and an elongate support, and the disc has a body having a central hole having an axis, and the central hole being sized for slidably receiving the elongate support, with the disc body and the elongate support having a cooperable flexibly mounted retractably extendable lock pin and the disc body has two transversely disposed through holes for receiving the lock pin and locking the elongate support in the disc body and preventing rotational movement of the elongate support in the disc body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Disc-O-Bed Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Richard Bonatz
  • Publication number: 20120317717
    Abstract: A foldable tent-cot includes two elongated rods each having a pair of connecting rods pivotally connected to each other. The foldable tent-cot also includes a pair of outer X-shaped support racks pivotally connected to outer ends of opposing elongated rods and a central X-shaped support rack pivotally connected to central portions of opposing elongated rods. Each X-shaped support rack is defined by a pair of support legs that intersect adjacently at an intersection point and is further supported by support rods. The foldable tent-cot also includes vertical supports connected to the intersection points of each outer X-shaped support rack. A tent is coupled to the elongated rods and to the vertical supports. The integral tent-cot is foldable to a compact state wherein the connecting rods, support rods, X-shaped support racks and vertical supports are collectively folded substantially parallel and adjacent to each other along with the tent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: KI HO JIN, Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 8296879
    Abstract: A foldable bed includes a plurality of connecting bars, a plurality of support bars, and a plurality of stand units. Each of the stand units includes two pivotally connected support legs each having a first end provided with an upper support portion, a second end provided with a lower support portion, and a middle section provided with a pivot portion. Each of the stand units further includes two clamping brackets each mounted on the respective support leg, and two vibration absorbers each mounted in the respective clamping bracket. Thus, when the two support legs are expanded, each of the vibration absorbers on one of the support legs abuts the pivot portion of the other one of the support legs so that the support legs are combined solidly and stably so as to enhance the structural strength of each of the stand units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Eric Lin
  • Patent number: 8256042
    Abstract: A collapsible bed frame includes a first cross unit including a first link member pivotally coupled to a second link member at a first pivot point, and a support unit operatively coupled to the first cross unit. The support unit includes a first slider that is slidably coupled to the first link member. A first support member has a first end that is pivotally coupled to the second link member and an opposing second end that is pivotally coupled to the first slider. A second slider is slidably coupled to the first support member. A second support member has a first end that is pivotally coupled to at least one of the second link member and a connector operatively coupled to the second link member, and an opposing second end that is pivotally coupled to the second slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: North Pole Limited
    Inventors: Lee Pil Yul, Huang Changjiu, Ye Zhengyi
  • Patent number: 8220085
    Abstract: A stackable bed platform includes a primary sleep surface and a secondary sleep surface. The primary sleep surface includes a first bunk rail having a top edge formed by a first side wall, connected to a first end bunk rail having a top edge formed by a first end wall, connected to a second side bunk rail having a top edge formed by a second side wall, connected to a second end bunk rail having a top edge formed by a second end wall. The primary sleep surface also has a first supportive surface connected to the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall, and the second end wall. The secondary sleep surface includes a second supportive surface opposing the first supportive surface that is connected to the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall, and the second end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: VDL Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Claffy, Edward W. Claffy
  • Publication number: 20120047649
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible cot structure comprises a fabric web, a frame, and a plurality of folding legs pivotally attached to the frame. The cot structure is collapsible to a bundled condition to minimize the amount of space taken up by the structure during storage and transportation. The cot structure includes at least one locking assembly pivotally connected to a leg assembly for maintaining the cot in an open, set-up condition, wherein the locking assembly must be unlocked before the cot structure can be collapsed. The locking assembly includes a first pedal for locking the assembly and a second pedal for unlocking the assembly. Preferably, a downward force can be applied to operate either pedal, thereby facilitating quick and easy set-up and break down of the cot structure without compromising safety, consuming too much time, or requiring undue effort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel R. Grace
  • Patent number: 8122536
    Abstract: A frame including a plurality of connector assemblies and a cross-support unit coupled between the plurality of connector assemblies. The cross-support unit is movable between a folded configuration and an expanded configuration. The cross-support unit defines a substantially planar support structure in the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: North Pole US LLC
    Inventors: Zhu Peixin, Lee Pil Yul
  • Publication number: 20110308012
    Abstract: A foldable bed frame that can be easily installed, folded and transported having first and second sets of longitudinal supports spaced apart and parallel to each other where each longitudinal support includes two longitudinal support extensions pivotally coupled to each other to form a linear base support when the bed frame is in an open position. The longitudinal supports are pivotally coupled to a plurality of leg assemblies comprising a first leg and a second leg pivotally coupled to each other to form X-shaped vertical supports. The bed frame further includes at least one brace member pivotally coupled to the longitudinal support on one end and slidingly coupled to a corresponding leg assembly on another end for additional lateral support of the bed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Ki Ho Jin
  • Patent number: 8065760
    Abstract: This invention presents a foldable cot. The foldable cot includes a foldable frame and a flexible sheet having a generally rectangular shape. The peripheral portions of the flexible sheet are secured to the foldable frame. The foldable frame has two-pairs of hingedly connected longitudinal bars, which allows the foldable frame to be folded in a longitudinal direction. A middle support structure is mounted to the hinge connectors. The middle support structure includes a pair of crossbars having a general X-shape. Upper ends of the crossbars are pivotably connected to the hinge connectors. There is provided a pair of vertical poles connecting the upper ends and lower ends of the crossbars, respectively. The vertical poles are extendible between a retracted position and an extended position, which allows the X-shaped crossbars to have a scissors-like motion so that the foldable frame can be folded in a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Active Lifestyle & Products & Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam N. Brune
  • Publication number: 20110155069
    Abstract: A hammock for a pet such as a cat is provided and includes a pair of scissor legs, a second pair of scissor legs, and a pair of rails, each rail extending between, and connected to, a leg of the one pair of the scissor legs and to a leg on the other pair of scissor legs. The hammock also includes a textile sheet, the textile sheet being supported by the pairs of scissor legs, whereupon the hammock is foldable in a fold-up movement that brings the sides of the textile sheet toward one another and thereby collapses the textile sheet and unfoldable in a spread apart movement that spreads the sides of the textile sheet apart from another. The hammock further includes a rod and spoke assembly interconnecting the pair of rails to one another and operating to resist a fold-up movement of the hammock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy Edmonds
  • Patent number: 7950083
    Abstract: A portable child bed in the nature of a cot. The cot includes a frame having a network of interconnected legs such that the frame is collapsible and expandable between open and closed configurations. The frame includes a stop to halt the expansion of the frame at a certain position. Flexible bedding depends from the frame in the nature of a hammock, with the flexible bedding being anchored at six positions about the frame. The frame of interconnected legs includes legs that are shaped to be out-of-the-way of the depending flexible bedding such that a child rests on the flexible bedding, not on the frame. Flexible straps run on an underside of the bedding and run to and between hubs of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Flannery
  • Publication number: 20110113549
    Abstract: A cot is designed to be used positioned against the side of a parent bed. A folding leg arrangement enables the height of the cot sleeping base to be matched with the parent bed. The leg arrangement uses support struts and sliding connections to the cot support base to maintain its footprint at all heights. The end walls and side walls are all foldable relative to the sleeping base. The cot can be folded flat by folding the side walls onto the base and the end walls in on top of them. The leg arrangement can also fold flat. One side wall can be folded out to lie on the adjacent parent bed, bridging the gap. It can also be folded at half height to provide partial access when upright, or a shorter bridge when folded out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: BEDNEST LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin P. Riddiford, Andrew J. Clift, James W. Reeves
  • Patent number: 7856683
    Abstract: A foldable cot includes a cot frame includes two longitudinal and a plurality of supporting legs, and a fabric made cot panel, wherein the longitudinal arms are coupled with the longitudinal edge portions of the cot panel respectively. A tensional enhancing arrangement includes two transverse arms coupled with the transverse edge portions of the cot panel, and four coupling joints rotatably mounted with end portions of the transverse arms to couple with four ends of the longitudinal arms respectively, wherein each of the transverse arms is rotated between a releasing position that the cot panel is loosely supported by the longitudinal arms and the transverse arms, and a setup position that the cot panel is stretched towards the four peripheral edges thereof for enhancing a tension of the cot panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Edward Zheng
  • Patent number: 7779491
    Abstract: A convertible support apparatus for supporting an object over a ground surface is convertible between an operating configuration and a storage configuration. The support apparatus may comprise side members, a support area configured to connect to the side members, and a bow truss configured to bow. When the device is assembled in the operating configuration, both the support area and the bow truss are connected between the side members and the bow truss is configured to bow and place the support area under tension. The bow truss may comprise a bow tube connected between two foot fixtures. In one embodiment, when the apparatus is supporting a sufficiently heavy object, the bow tube will bow and contact the ground surface and provide additional support to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Bruce Arthur Warren
  • Publication number: 20100205737
    Abstract: A collapsible cot with support legs that folds under the cot. This allows the cot support fabric to be attached at the ends of the support rails and keep the support fabric tight. This eliminates the need to have and extra support bar across the front and back of the cot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Andrew Peterson
  • Patent number: 7757314
    Abstract: A collapsible structure is movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The collapsible structure includes a plurality of collapsible scissor assemblies. Each scissor assembly includes a first frame member pivotally coupled to a second frame member at a first pivot point. Frame members of adjacent scissor assemblies are coupled to a first connector assembly or a second connector assembly. A support assembly is coupled to a first scissor assembly and includes a member pivotally coupled at a first end to the first connector assembly or the first frame member and slidably coupled at an opposing second end to the second frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: North Pole Limited
    Inventors: Lee Pil Yul, Huang Chang Jiu, Ye Zhengyi
  • Patent number: 7730841
    Abstract: A sling table is disclosed having a transparent top and a decorative fabric sling visible through the transparent table top. A frame defines an inner opening of a desired shape. The transparent table top is mounted to the frame in a substantially horizontal orientation. The fabric sling is mounted to the frame within the inner opening via sling rods. The fabric of the sling may match or complement fabric of other pieces of furniture, and may be replaced without having to replace the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Agio International Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Oliver Wang
  • Patent number: 7712163
    Abstract: A portable child bed in the nature of a cot. The cot includes a frame having a network of interconnected legs such that the frame is collapsible and expandable between open and closed configurations. The frame includes a stop to halt the expansion of the frame at a certain position. Flexible bedding depends from the frame in the nature of a hammock, with the flexible bedding being anchored at six positions about the frame. The frame of interconnected legs includes legs that are shaped to be out-of-the-way of the depending flexible bedding such that a child rests on the flexible bedding, not on the frame. Flexible straps run on an underside of the bedding and run to and between hubs of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A Flannery
  • Patent number: 7661159
    Abstract: A stronger foldable bed having a frame and a foldably soft cover attached thereto. The frame has two pairs of side bars each pivotally connected to a central link, a tilt leg pivotally connected to a free end of each side bar, three pairs of scissoring end or middle bars linking the two pairs of side bars, a pair of middle leg each containing a telescoping leg, a reinforcing bar each pivotally connected to one side bar and a sleeve covering on each tilt leg, and a journey limit formed on each tilt leg. The foldable bed is longitudinal stable, simple and strong, without sacrificing the easiness of operation of folding and expanding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Libin Chen
  • Patent number: 7607182
    Abstract: The present invention may be used as a beach blanket. A blanket may be generally rectangular in shape with a tab attached at each corner. There may also be an interior tab attached on a bottom surface approximately on a corner diagonal axis adjacent each of the tabs. A frame may be generally an open rectangular shape with two opposed spaced apart longitudinal tubular members attached to two opposed and spaced apart lateral tubular members by four corner members. The corner members may have two orthogonal horizontal arms and an orthogonal vertical arm wherein each of the vertical arms have a lower attachment element and an upper attachment element for attachment of one of the tabs and one of the interior tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Mitch Weiner
  • Publication number: 20090211022
    Abstract: A device for a cot or child's bed comprises a mattress support mounted on springs. Actuation means is provided to roll and/or rock the mattress support on the springs such that the side portions and/or the end portions of the mattress support repeatedly rise and fall. The actuation means could, for example, comprise a linear actuator, a swash plate mechanism or an air bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Lynda Joy Harding
  • Patent number: 7493667
    Abstract: A folding bed or cot particularly for use as a portable medical bed includes a center base portion connected to a support frame. An adjustable frame has first and second sections that can pivot between a horizontal section and an inclined position. A webbing material or fabric is attached to the adjustable frame and the center base portion of the main support frame to support the patient. The webbing is attached to the side edges of the center base portion to form a planar center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph G. Ferko, III
  • Patent number: 7458116
    Abstract: In certain preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a cot assembly that includes side pieces, supporting end pieces and bedding material. Preferably the cot assembly holds the end pieces a spaced apart distance, and in one feature allows a side piece to be selectively released. In one embodiment, the end pieces move towards each other to release a side piece, optionally by sliding a side piece through an end piece channel. In one preferred embodiment, the bedding material is mounted to and retained by the end pieces and extends across the interior of the cot to overlap or enclose the side pieces without any gaps between the material, the side pieces and the end pieces. In other embodiments, the invention includes an improved method for attaching the material to the end pieces and an improved cot assembly method. In a preferred option, the bedding material is continuously attached to the end piece along a portion of an end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Angeles Corporation
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, Paul A. Pilosi, Martijn Loerakker
  • Patent number: 7431679
    Abstract: An apparatus for home use that combines the functions of both a bed and a trampoline. The apparatus includes a base that has a metal frame that is supported by a quartet of braced legs. In addition, a surface is attached to the base through use of a number of springs, with this surface being a flexible surface. A mattress is placed on top of the surface and used for sleeping purposes. The apparatus can be used as a trampoline by removal of the mattress, allowing an individual to jump up or otherwise move about the flexible surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Rose M Tageant
  • Publication number: 20080214332
    Abstract: An apparatus has a collapsible base that assumes a deployed position and a collapsed position where the base has a smaller size than in the deployed configuration. A surface is removably attached to the base. The base includes a frame system that includes a plurality of struts that are hingedly connected to each other. The surface can be used as a sleeping surface, a table top, a game surface, or for other similar purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Yu Zheng
  • Patent number: 7260856
    Abstract: In certain preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a cot assembly that includes side pieces, supporting end pieces and bedding material. Preferably the cot assembly holds the end pieces a spaced apart distance, and in one feature allows a side piece to be selectively released. In one embodiment, the end pieces move towards each other to release a side piece, optionally by sliding a side piece through an end piece channel. In one preferred embodiment, the bedding material is mounted to and retained by the end pieces and extends across the interior of the cot to overlap or enclose the side pieces without any gaps between the material, the side pieces and the end pieces. In other embodiments, the invention includes an improved method for attaching the material to the end pieces and an improved cot assembly method. In a preferred option, the bedding material is continuously attached to the end piece along a portion of an end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Angeles Corporation
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, Paul A. Pilosi, Martijn Loerakker
  • Patent number: 7237281
    Abstract: In certain preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a cot assembly that includes side pieces, supporting end pieces and bedding material. Preferably the cot assembly holds the end pieces a spaced apart distance, and in one feature allows a side piece to be selectively released. In one embodiment, the end pieces move towards each other to release a side piece, optionally by sliding a side piece through an end piece channel. In one preferred embodiment, the bedding material is mounted to and retained by the end pieces and extends across the interior of the cot to overlap or enclose the side pieces without any gaps between the material, the side pieces and the end pieces. In other embodiments, the invention includes an improved method for attaching the material to the end pieces and an improved cot assembly method. In a preferred option, the bedding material is continuously attached to the end piece along a portion of an end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Angeles Group, LLC
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, Paul A. Pilosi, Martijn Loerakker
  • Patent number: 7207077
    Abstract: A backpacker/mountaineers cot that is lightweight enough to be carried in the backcountry and that is assembled using a minimal of structural cot components in conjunction with various commonly used mountaineer's tools. It allows the elimination of the piece of foam or the inflatable sleeping pad that mountaineers generally backpack. Instead, the mountaineer incorporates his trekking poles, ice ax and internal frame backpack stays with the cot's structural components to form a lightweight, strong or the appropriate assembly of the cot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Brian Emmett Hicks
  • Patent number: 7100221
    Abstract: Collapsible lightweight, and portable cot type bed for pets and children. A spring biased horizontal connector pin can slidably attach bottom edges of vertical support legs to horizontal cross braces to maintain the cot in an assembled position that can support extreme amounts of weight. The horizontal pin can be connected to a bottom portion of a metal strip having an upper edge attached by rivets, soldering or welding to the vertical support legs. Sidewall panels along the planar support surface of the cot allow for keeping objects from sliding off the cot. A removable canopy or a removable hutch-like compartment for deflecting sun and providing shade when the cot is used outdoors can be mounted to the vertical legs above the planar support surface. The hutch-like compartment is made of flexible, lightweight materials and can be closed on all sides, using see-through or open weave materials for ventilation while securely containing a child or pet inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Broadfield Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Twigg
  • Patent number: 7086100
    Abstract: A joining assembly for a child's bed is provided. A child's bed according to the invention mainly contains a mesh structure, bedposts, and supporting rods embedded in the four rim of the rectangular mesh structure. By installing the supporting rods into the positioning holes on the bedposts, the mesh structure is expanded to a flat surface for a child to sleep or play on it. Each of the four corners of the mesh structure has a hook attached to it respectively. The hook is hooked to the rim of a positioning plate of the bedpost so that there is no gap left between the bedposts and the mesh structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Feng-Jung Lo
  • Patent number: 6938288
    Abstract: A kit for converting a cross-legged folding cot into a tiered cot, which stilt legs having a longitudinal axis, a top end and a bottom end. A female coupling is positioned at the top end of each of the stilt legs. Each female coupling is offset from the longitudinal axis by between 45 degrees and 65 degrees, and is adapted to receive a leg from a first cross-legged folding cot. With each female coupling holding a leg of a first cross-legged folding cot, the first cot is effectively elevated, such that gear can be stowed or a second cot can be positioned in the space provided beneath the first cot between the stilt legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventors: Robert James Hunter, Catherine Joan Hunter
  • Patent number: 6922859
    Abstract: There is provided a table for positioning a patient for a medical procedure on a breast, the table comprising: a solid frame surrounding a perimeter of the table; and a membrane-like contour surface for a surrounding breast area, wherein the surface comprises an aperture for the breast to be pendantly suspended therethrough, and the surface is adjusted to a shape of the patient's body. Preferably, the membrane-like contour surface covers the entire surface area of the table. Alternatively, it can be limited to a section that will cover an area from approximately the bottom of the rib cage to the collar bone when the patient is lying face down on the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Art Advanced Research Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Gagnon, Christian Pilon