Canopied Patents (Class 5/113)
  • Patent number: 9259094
    Abstract: A combination transportation crate, ground blind and water blind for a dog reduces the amount of equipment necessary for a hunt. The combination includes a rectangular frame having a top and bottom side with a water permeable material attached to the frame forming a comfortable platform for the dog. A pair of front legs and a pair of rear legs are pivoted to the bottom side of the frame and a pair of canopy supports is pivoted to the top side of the frame. A cover is draped over the canopy supports and extends down over the rectangular frame forming an enclosure with a closable opening along at least one side of the rectangular frame through which the dog may enter and exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Ira D. McCauley
  • Patent number: 9124148
    Abstract: A lightweight, foldable cover adapted for attachment to a portable electric generator permits the generator to be operated while covered and shielded from weather. The cover includes rigid or semi-rigid sides hingeably joined and held in position with flexible straps. The cover allows unimpeded exhaust and airflow underneath the cover, and unimpeded access to controls and outlets. The flexible straps attach to the cover and the frame of the generator. The straps are adjustable to accommodate different generator frame sizes, and include quick release devices to allow rapid attachment to, or detachment from the generator frame for refueling or storage. When removed the cover folds nearly flat for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: MILLER WOOD INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: David G Wood, Mark H Miller
  • Patent number: 9066600
    Abstract: A mosquito netting system for preventing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases caused by mosquito bites includes a barrier including a plurality of netting layers and a plurality of plastic layers attached to the netting layers, respectively. The system further includes a platform seated inside the barrier and surrounded by the netting layers as well as the plastic layers, and a bed housed within the barrier and supported by the platform. Notably, the netting layers are spaced above and below a horizontal plane of the bed while plastic layers are oriented about the horizontal plane of the bed thereby preventing undesirable displacement of the barrier away from an outer perimeter of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Rabbideo Ramrattan
  • Patent number: 8893335
    Abstract: The present invention is a cover bedding set assembly, having first and second sidewall cover assemblies. The first sidewall cover assembly has at least one first channel housing a first band assembly and the second sidewall cover assembly has at least one second channel housing a second band assembly. A footboard cover assembly has at least one third channel housing a third band assembly, and a headboard cover assembly has at least one fourth channel housing a fourth band assembly. The first and second sidewall cover assemblies, the footboard cover assembly, and the headboard cover assembly transform into predetermined shapes to disguise a bed assembly when assembled, whereby the at least one first, second, third, and fourth channels define a shape of the first, second, third, and fourth band assemblies housed within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Veronica Hijuelos
  • Patent number: 8776812
    Abstract: A camping tent assembly having a removable inflatable mattress portion inserted into a floor portion, comprises a two-layered floor comprising a zippered edge which opens to receive the removable mattress, thereby allowing the mattress to occupy a space subjacent to the floor portion to provide a user with more interior space as compared to a conventional tent with a conventional air mattress placed above a floor portion. The mattress is inflated using a manual foot pump. The entire tent, including the deflated mattress, is simply folded or rolled up when breaking camp in much the same manner as a conventional tent. The mattress may be easily removed for repair or replacement as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Forget
  • 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: 8464379
    Abstract: The present invention features a stretcher shade system for patient protection during transition on stretcher. The shade is collapsible with a plurality of shade supporting frames pivotably connected together. The shade has a plurality of mounting clips to enable the shade removably mounted on any desired place on stretcher pole. The shade provides a convenience, secure and privacy protection for the patient, thus increase the functionality of the stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Zajac
  • Patent number: 8074669
    Abstract: The invention envisions a multi-purpose expandable-collapsible frame apparatus that may be used as a bed frame. The apparatus utilizes a telescoping central support apparatus designed such that when a force is applied to the central support apparatus a plurality of floating arm assemblies expand outwardly from the central support apparatus. Furthermore, support straps and a covering member add stability and utility to the frame apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Collins, Steve Wakefield
  • Patent number: 7698756
    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. The foldable bed has a tent attached thereto with the aid of slide fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Libin Chen
  • Patent number: 7591032
    Abstract: The present invention is a beach cabana that provides a central corridor between two lounge portions and a frame rotatable about an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: James Harrison
  • Patent number: 7587774
    Abstract: The invention includes a diaper changing station comprising a station housing having an internal collapsible frame and an outer cover. The internal collapsible frame includes: a front frame having a horizontal base, opposing sides extending generally vertical from the base and an arched top interconnecting the opposing sides; a rear frame having a horizontal base, opposing sides extending generally vertical from the base and an arched top interconnecting the opposing sides; opposing collapsible side frames having a plurality of hingedly connected framing rods interconnecting the front and rear frame. The cover includes a flexible fabric enclosing the frame and forms a base, opposing side walls, a rear wall, an open front and a domed hood extending between the arched tops of the front frame and the rear frame and along the entire length of the base; whereby the housing is moveable between an erected position and a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventors: Bernice Mayes, Averin Mayes, Jordan Mayes
  • Publication number: 20080216881
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a camping apparatus comprising: a mattress; at least one additional camping appliance; and at least one connector, for connecting the additional camping appliances to the mattress; wherein the mattress being a functional part of at least one of the camping appliances. In one embodiment of the invention, an additional camping appliance is a sleeping appliance such as a blanket, linen, a pillow, and a sleeping bag. The connector may be a zipper, Velcro, a button, sewing, gluing, and so forth. Preferably, the mattress is inflatable. According to one embodiment of the invention, the mattress and each of the additional camping appliances having a substantially straight edge, by which the mattress and a camping appliance may be connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Haim Ganz
  • 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: 6925664
    Abstract: Collapsible 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, solder or welding to the vertical support legs. Side wall panels along the planar support surface of the cot allow for keeping objects from sliding off the cot. A removable canopy 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 cot can be easily folded like an accordion and placed in a carrying bag and have a weight of less than approximately 15 pounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Broadfield Imaging Corp.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Twigg
  • Patent number: 6715168
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mosquito net frame. A rectangular top frame portion of the mosquito net frame is realized by easily assembling square tubes or rods and fittings together. Square tubes or rods are also used for corner columns that also interface with the fittings of the top frame at each corner of the top frame. A foot is added at the bottom of each column to assist in supporting the mosquito net frame from a frame of a cot or from a ground surface. A conventional mosquito netting or other fabric is supported by the mosquito net frame to protect a sleeping person. Disassembly and transport is realized by simply pulling the square tubes from the fittings and placing the components in a container with a secured lid for carrying, shipping and storing the mosquito net frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Troy Eugene Williams
  • Publication number: 20030145378
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mosquito net frame. A rectangular top frame portion of the mosquito net frame is realized by easily assembling square tubes or rods and fittings together. Square tubes or rods are also used for corner columns that also interface with the fittings of the top frame at each corner of the top frame. A foot is added at the bottom of each column to assist in supporting the mosquito net frame from a frame of a cot or from a ground surface. A conventional mosquito netting or other fabric is supported by the mosquito net frame to protect a sleeping person. Disassembly and transport is realized by simply pulling the square tubes from the fittings and placing the components in a container with a secured lid for carrying, shipping and storing the mosquito net frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Troy Eugene Williams
  • Patent number: 6581228
    Abstract: A portable changing apparatus for an infant for allowing a user to easily change diapers on a baby on outings, in particular. The portable changing apparatus for an infant includes a frame assembly capable of being folded; and also includes a leg assembly being attached to and foldable upon the frame assembly; and further includes a hinge assembly for folding the frame assembly and the leg assembly; and also includes a sheet of material being attached to the frame assembly and being adapted for an infant to lie upon; and further includes a hood member being attachable to the frame assembly; and also includes a storage unit being removably secured to the frame assembly; and further includes a child restraining member being adjustably attached to the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventors: Mark O. Boskovich, Norma I. Boskovich
  • Patent number: 6220264
    Abstract: This invention provides in an article of manufacture having a fabric support surface: a fabric support surface; a peripheral frame for the support surface, said frame having opposed base sections and opposed flexible arch sections extending between the base sections; and arch flexing means for moving the opposed base sections towards each other to flex the arch sections outwardly of each other and for maintaining the base sections from separation whereby to tension the fabric support surface between the arch sections and form a firm support for weight placed thereon and to restrain the effect of weight thereon from moving the opposed arch sections inwardly of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Terrelogic, Inc.
    Inventor: Duncan Newman
  • Patent number: 6192909
    Abstract: A lightweight base frame including connectable frame members. The members are advantageously extensible. A thicker central portion of each member advantageously provides sturdiness and stability to the base frame. A cloth is suspended taunt across the frame. Once assembled, the base frame and cloth form the floor of the shelter as well as a cot. Attachable adjustable-height legs with high-traction feet further enable the user to lie comfortably and level above grade on a wide range of ground surfaces, even on rugged or sloping terrain. In a preferred embodiment, built-in leveling bubbles in the end and side frame components help adjust the base frame to level. A shelter primarily in the nature of a tent is then erected up from the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventor: Matthew Strausser
  • Patent number: 6109280
    Abstract: A cabana system adapted for use in a stand-alone mode is disclosed. The system includes a separable floor for use as a cover for a playyard of the type having vertically extending reception apertures in the upper corners thereof. The system is comprised of a frame fabricated of two flexible rods. Each flexible rod is hollow with free ends adapted to be received within apertures of a playyard. The rods are positioned in side-by-side relationship to thereby form a generally cylindrical central extent. The rod placement further forms spaced semi-circular planar surfaces on opposite sides thereof at the ends of the central sections. A fabric cover covers the tubes with a screen door in a semi-circular configuration in one planar face thereof with a fastener for coupling and uncoupling the screened panel. A fabric floor is formed as an extension of one planar face remote from the screen door and is adapted to depend downwardly over one side of the playyard when deployed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Evenflo Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Marty Custer
  • Patent number: 6102479
    Abstract: A locking pivot connector for a cot-chair back rest and a swivel joint for a sun shade supported by the back rest are disclosed. The locking pivot connector permits longitudinal placement of the back rest on the cot-chair with selective angular adjustment of the back rest on the cot-chair to allow its use as a cot, chair or chaise lounge. The sun shade swivel connection permits almost 360.degree. angular rotation of the sun shade by a spring-loaded ratchet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Inventor: William J. Wallace
  • Patent number: 6098218
    Abstract: A cabin cot includes a canopy, a base sheet, and legs. The base sheet forms a bed portion, and the canopy includes window mosquito netting portions. A plurality of legs support the cabin cot. A pair of ribs having stop portions are assembled in end frame members, and the end frame members are connected to side members for supporting the base sheet. The ribs are formed as rods of flexible material, so that they can be stored or carried as a generally straight piece, and can be manually bent or flexed into position in the end frame member 40 when assembly is performed. The resiliency of the ribs serves to provide a retaining force which retains each rib in position in retaining apertures in the respective end frame member. The retaining apertures can be disposed at varying angles, and the angle of the retaining apertures determines the amount of force retaining the ribs to the end frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Scott E. Ventura
  • Patent number: 6076206
    Abstract: A collapsible canopy system that is attachable to a medical transport cot. The collapsible canopy system includes a canopy assembly that is storable in a collapsed configuration and extendable when desired to partially or fully cover the head rest portion of the medical transport cot to partially or fully shield the face area of a patient being transported on the medical transport cot. The canopy assembly is adjustable in size to accommodate different sized patients. The canopy assembly also has a rapidly replaceable canopy member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: Timothy A. Celaya
  • Patent number: 6018078
    Abstract: N-nitrosohydroxylamine compounds exhibiting minimal or no degradation are disclosed. The N-nitrosohydroxylamines can be stabilized in the presence of a compound capable of removing water from the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: First Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell V. Harris, Paul J. Roman, Jr., Zhihong Wu, Earl G. Adams, Eric L. Williams
  • Patent number: 5718254
    Abstract: An adjustable bed canopy and curtain system including a sheet of fabric, at least four vertical post and a frame member. The frame member has a first pair of "L" shaped tubular members and a second pair of "L" shaped tubular members. Each of the first and second pair of "L" shaped tubular members have a lower elongated portion and an upper elongated portion. Each of the first and second pair of "L" shaped tubular members have a horizontal bar projecting from one of the lower elongated portions and capable of coupling with a horizontal bar of another of the lower elongated portions. The upper elongated portion, of each of the first pair of tubular members, receives the upper elongated portions of the second pair of tubular members when the horizontal bars of each tubular member are coupled. Each of the lower elongated portions, of each of the first and second tubular members, are positioned over one of the four vertical post when the first and second pair of tubular members are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Inventor: David A. Murphy
  • Patent number: 5449014
    Abstract: An individual temporary shelter apparatus is an apparatus which can act as a bed, lounge or chair with a complete enclosure including windows for cross ventilation, capable of withstanding wind and precipitation. The apparatus seals against insects and noxious fumes. The apparatus is portable in that it is entirely collapsible to a frame like that of a backpack and includes pockets and shoulder straps and a belt for supporting the frame on the back of the user much like a conventional backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Inventor: Tang Yan-ho
  • Patent number: 5240021
    Abstract: A suspension tent having two basic components, a tent body and a frame. The tent body, which is of unitary construction, is comprised of two separate compartments, an upper bed compartment, enclosed by a canopy being of an umbrella arrangement, and a lower storage compartment. Both compartments are accessible from the outside of the tent through openings in the tent body. These openings can be close by a cloth closure, such as a flap, and a screen flap which may be fastened about the opening by some fastener, such as a zipper. The frame is constructed of a plurality of telescopic tubular sections. The tent body is suspended from the frame by fasteners located about the periphery of the bed compartment at each of the four corners. This suspension of the tent body permits the weight of the bed compartment to be distributed to the frame, providing adequate support for the user. The tent body is also pulled taut and fastened to the frame at each corner about the periphery of the bottom of the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Inventor: Michael E. Snodgrass
  • Patent number: 5210888
    Abstract: A cot--tent includes bedding and a tent for covering the bedding. The tent and bedding are supported on a frame which includes a pair of hollow tubular legs, an upright U-shaped tent support, and a pair of hinge members. The tent support and legs are pivotally attached to the hinge members. Each hinge member comprises a pair of interconnected opposing panel portions. Support plugs are inserted in the ends of the tubular legs to strengthen the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Inventor: Michael A. Canfield
  • Patent number: 5206733
    Abstract: A convertible audio-visual display center adapted to reproduce visual images on a video display unit such as a television and audio reproductions of sound or music for the entertainment and/or education of infants in their cribs. The same device is readily convertible to usage as a work station for a computer console with simple adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Inventors: Terry K. Holdredge, Susan S. Holdredge
  • Patent number: 5073825
    Abstract: A convertible audio-visual display center adapted to reproduce visual images on a video display unit such as a television and audio reproductions of sound or music for the entertainment and/or education of infants in their cribs. The same device is readily convertible to usage as a work station for a computer console with simple adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Inventors: Terry K. Holdredge, Susan S. Holdredge
  • Patent number: 5018227
    Abstract: A cot-tent which insulates against the loss of heat by convection, conduction, and radiation and which is unusually simple to manufacture, use and store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Inventor: Michael A. Canfield
  • Patent number: 4947498
    Abstract: A portable collapsible bed, comprising a mainframe having opposite ends and having legs adjacent each end. A subframe having opposite ends has one end pivotally connected to one end of the mainframe. The subframe has collapsible legs spaced a substantial distance from the other end of the subframe but closer to that other said end than to the one end of the subframe. The legs of the subframe define a seating face. The legs of the subframe are releasably secured in a first position at a substantial angle to the subframe, and are mounted for swinging movement from that first position in a direction away from the one end of the subframe into a second position in which the subframe legs lie against the other end of the subframe, that is, the end remote from the mainframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Inventor: Leonardus J. J. Van Boxtel
  • Patent number: 4939803
    Abstract: A stretcher cover of the invention extending over the top of the stretcher, being elevated at the head end which has a pocket for insertion of one end of the stretcher, and being gathered about the foot end of the stretcher. A flexible U-shaped support structure keeps the head end of the cover elevated. Openings covered by flaps at the side and head of the cover enable access to a patient on the stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Inventor: Phillip N. Waters
  • Patent number: 4939582
    Abstract: A convertible audio-visual display center adapted to reproduce visual images on a video display unit such as a television and audio reproductions of sound or music for the entertainment and/or education of infants in their cribs. The same device is readily convertible to usage as a work station for a computer console with simple adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Inventors: Terry K. Holdredge, Susan S. Holdredge
  • Patent number: 4914768
    Abstract: A portable shelter for use in connection with a foldable cot of the type having a tubular frame forming a center and end sections supportable on collapsible legs. Braces are pivotally attached to the frame and when upright, support an enclosure. The enclosure is a fabric material having pockets engageable about opposite ends of the frame. The entire unit can be folded with the frame sections in parallel relationship and the collapsed enclosure attached and carried as a backpack by a detachable harness. The shelter may be provided as a complete unit or the enclosure may be attached to an existing, conventional cot without the requirement of special drilling and fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Inventor: Jerald R. Howard
  • Patent number: 4885812
    Abstract: A combination cot and backpack having first and second equal sized rigid frame sections which are hinged together at one end and pivot between a closed position to form a backpack and an open position to form an elevated cot. First and second sheets of flexible material are laced tautly between side portions of the first and second frame sections. A third frame section telescopes out from the second frame section to provide additional length for the cot. The third frame section is covered by a third sheet which unfolds from the second sheet and is held tautly by connectors underneath. The frame sections are made of tubular aluminum and have rigid downwardly extending u-shaped cross portions which provide legs for the elevated cot. Removable elongated storage pouches fit between the hinged frame sections in the closed position. A detachable carrying harness extends from a closure strap with a buckle which extends around the pack to hold it in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: Ron Carriere
    Inventor: Charles E. Lindner
  • Patent number: 4694516
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a playpen sun cover designed to fit over an existing playpen and have adjustability both to accommodate to different sized playpens and also to enable the adjustment of the angle of pitch of the sides of the roof thereof. The device includes coupling devices which enable it to be rigidly affixed to the playpen and includes two roof halves pivotally connected together at a pivot. In order to enable the pitch of the cover to be adjusted while the cover is installed on a particular playpen, each of the elongated legs thereof includes a telescoping feature enabling each leg to be extended in length so as to facilitate changes in the pitch thereof. The roof material is elongated lengthwise sufficiently to enable the pitch of the cover to be adjusted through a wide range of variations while maintaining the entirety of the playpen suitably covered thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Inventors: Patrick Overman, Sr., Elldon Baird
  • Patent number: 4590956
    Abstract: A bed tent comprising a base portion adapted to be snugly fitted over a mattress, a canopy portion connected to said base portion along its lower periphery and adapted to be supported in an upright position so as to provide an enclosure having a bottom surface area that is substantially coextensive with the surface area of the mattress, and an opening for providing ingress and egress by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Inventor: Harrell Griesenbeck
  • Patent number: 4427021
    Abstract: A tent structure adapted for use by game hunters, fishermen, etc., comprising a pair of floor-supporting frames hinged to one another on a medial axis for folding together; a foldable linkage for supporting the floor frames in elevated positions above ground moisture; and foldable corner posts and roof frame structure for supporting a canvas covering in an area rising vertically from the floor area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Inventor: Leavie Cater, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4314727
    Abstract: A weather guard for quick-release attachment to a child's car seat to include a transparent shatter-proof bubble, having manually activated air vents, moisture collection trough on all sides, flexible rain diversion spouts, and a padded bottom edge, and attached to the upper half of existing children car seats by the use of quick-disconnecting snaps, loop and pile fasteners, or some other suitable devise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Inventor: James H. Potts
  • Patent number: 4234005
    Abstract: A lightweight assembly weighing less than 10 pounds is provided for enabling a person who is living out of doors to sleep off the ground, and to have suitable shelter against the elements. The assembly is made up of two principal parts, the first being a pack frame which is to be secured to a person's back, and the second being the lightweight tubular folding structure which form the cot and the remainder of the tent support. The pack frame portion of the assembly is of generally A-frame configuration with a recessed frame to avoid contact with a person's back, and having two adjustable padded horizontal straps to engage the wearer's back. Additional frame members extend along the side and encompass the rear of the pack frame behind the actual pack per se, which may be of conventional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Inventor: Edward L. Taylor, III
  • Patent number: 4232692
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a framework which forms a support for mosquito netting or the like. The framework includes an inverted U-shaped end piece having two upwardly turning support ribs originating from the ends of the end piece. The framework is able to be interconnected and means are disclosed for the easy fabrication and disassembly thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Inventor: Philip A. Atkins
  • Patent number: 4093305
    Abstract: A sun protection consisting of at least two frame-type supporting beams. The beams are formed of respectively one cross beam and two lateral beams adapted to be put together, with mounting ears. These ears are provided at the bottom ends of the lateral beams which ears are seated on respectively one bolt of a clamp holder provided with a clamping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Inventors: Joachim Staroste, Peter Heuer
  • Patent number: 4086674
    Abstract: A transparent dome mountable on a multi-position lounge for shielding a person on the lounge from rain, wind, and cold has a main dome section to which are pivotally attached a head dome section and a foot dome section. Pivotal connections of the generally U-shaped dome sections to one another permits the dome to conform to a particular position of a multi-position lounge on which the dome is mounted by clips affixed to the main dome section and engageable with a rail of the frame of the lounge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Inventor: Carmine M. Chiaradonna
  • Patent number: 4074377
    Abstract: A bed canopy frame having longitudinal members constructed of resilient plastic material. The longitudinal members include parallel top and bottom portions with a transverse portion joining the top and bottom portions. The transverse portion of each of the longitudinal members includes a plurality of receptacles adapted to receive a corresponding number of lateral members. The lateral members cooperate with the longitudinal members to form a generally rectangular frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Inventor: Kenneth H. Gutner
  • Patent number: 4037614
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a canopy for vehicles, such as golf cars, which canopy is adapted for mounting on a plurality of upstanding support posts carried by a vehicle. The canopy includes brackets for mounting thereof on the vehicle support posts, a resilient, perimeter frame supported by the support brackets and having opposed arcuate end sections, which in their free form, lie in a generally horizontally, outwardly bowed relation to each other, and a flexible, water-repellent top mounted on the perimeter frame in a manner so as to distort the end sections upwardly from their free form and cause the end sections, in attempting to return to their free form, to apply multi-directional stresses on the top such that the top assumes a generally upwardly convex shape in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Outboard Marine Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Hines, Dwight E. Williams
  • Patent number: 4004306
    Abstract: A bed canopy frame having channel shaped resilient plastic longitudinal members and hollow metal cross rods wherein the plastic members have integral receptacles equipped with projections to stabilize the connection between the cross and longitudinal members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Inventor: Kenneth H. Gutner
  • Patent number: 3971495
    Abstract: A combination camper's tent, cot and pack frame, formed of a light telescopic shaped tubular frame to which a fabric in the form of a sleeping bag and cover is fastened. The telescopic tubular frame pulls apart to form the support for the bed in the extended mode and nests together to form a pack frame, in the folded mode. A pouch is fitted on one surface of the pack and serves to hold clothes and supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Inventor: Pedro A. Velazquez