Bedsteads Patents (Class 5/131)
  • Patent number: 9049940
    Abstract: A bed is disclosed including first and second platform portions, the first including drawers and slideout features that are vertically offset to serve as chairs and a desk. The second platform portion supports a portion of a mattress and a panel for supporting the mattress. The second platform may include vertical supports flush with lateral panels of the first platform portion and may include laterally extending shelves and a horizontal support positioned to support the mattress. The drawers and slideout features may be mounted in modules positioned in rows to define the first platform. A slideout platform may slide out from a foot of the bed and may include a vertical panel that is flush with a back panel of the second platform portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Youngstrom
  • Patent number: 8943624
    Abstract: A bed is disclosed including first and second platform portions, the first including drawers and slideout features that are vertically offset to serve as chairs and a desk. The second platform portion supports a portion of a mattress and a panel for supporting the mattress. The second platform may include vertical supports flush with lateral panels of the first platform portion and may include laterally extending shelves and a horizontal support positioned to support the mattress. The drawers and slideout features may be mounted in modules positioned in rows to define the first platform. A slideout platform may slide out from a foot of the bed and may include a vertical panel that is flush with a back panel of the second platform portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Youngstrom
  • Patent number: 8869323
    Abstract: A combination bed includes a front frame, a rear frame detachably connected with the front frame, and a connecting frame mounted between the front frame and the rear frame so that the front frame and the rear frame are supported and combined together by the connecting frame. The front frame includes a front support and two front bars each having a first end pivotally connected with the front support and a second end connected with the rear frame. The rear frame includes a rear support and two rear bars each having a first end pivotally connected with the rear support and a second end connected with the respective front bar. Thus, the front frame, the rear frame and the connecting frame can be connected and disconnected so that the combination bed is assembled and disassembled easily and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Dong Guan Changxin Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Chung, Sheng-Chi Chung
  • Patent number: 8789221
    Abstract: A unitary, one piece, T-shaped bed frame structural member. The member is usable as a side rail, a cross member or any other structural member of a bed frame. The T-shape includes a wide flange forming the large member of the T-shape with a short flange extending outwardly from the wide flange at about the center thereof. At the intersection of the wide and short flanges, two fillets are formed therebetween that are similar in shape and have a series of circular arcs having predetermined radii and the circular arcs meet together forming a straight line along the longitudinal length of the structural member. The presence and shape of the fillets improves the strength and manufacturability of the T-shaped bed frame structural member or members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Finger Lakes Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Polevoy, Paul Eric Carlson
  • Publication number: 20140165289
    Abstract: The current invention is a modular and interlocking furniture system that requires no tools and comprises basic elements that are simple to connect to form a desired piece of furniture. The furniture may be may be prefabricated in components that can be sold disassembled in a flat stackable packaging and then assembled at a site. Assembly of the furniture requires no hardware, tooling, or relatively complex instructions. The furniture is an improvement over the prior art as less components may be necessary to assemble a piece of furniture and or the final assembled product is more functionally stable and aesthetically pleasing. An embodiment for the invention includes a chair and desk that essentially consists of a base having at least about three legs that is formed from two interconnecting units and a top that relesably connects to the base and may provide the function of a seat or table surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BV Furniture, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent TROCCHIA, Bryan GOOD
  • Patent number: 8528132
    Abstract: A mattress carrier (1) comprising a first part (3) which comprises a support surface (2) for supporting a mattress which is positioned on top of the support surface (2) and a second part (4) supporting the first part (3), the first part (3) being resilient in height direction and partially compressible when subjected to a load, characterized in that the first part (3) comprises a resilient insert (11) and in that the resilient insert (11) comprises a reversibly compressible substantially diamagnetic material which is substantially air-permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Frank De Bock
  • Publication number: 20110247138
    Abstract: A bed frame with a support structure has a rigid structural frame for carrying an articulating structure for an adjustable bed. The support structure extends substantially to the extents of the articulating structure in an unarticulated position and has a padded bolster. The bolster incorporates a mounting support attached to the structural frame and a resilient foam bumper received on the mounting support with a fabric covering surrounding the bumper and fastened to the mounting support. The articulating structure includes rigid planar supports having edges with a surrounding resilient foam layer having a fabric covering secured to the planar support. The bumper and foam layer are resilient to deform upon contact with an intruding appendage inserted between them. For an exemplary embodiment, an electrical outlet is mounted in a housing which penetrates the support frame, mounting support and bumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: ERGOMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Alain Clenet, Joseph Ermalovich
  • Publication number: 20100269257
    Abstract: A bed in a box is provided. The bed in a box comprises a plurality of components and a box. The plurality of components includes a headboard, a footboard, at least two first segments, at least one first connector for joining the at least two first segments end to end to form a first side rail, at least two second segments, at least one second connector for joining the at least two second segments end to end to form a second side rail, and a mattress support system. The plurality of components are disposed in the box. One or more of the at least two first segments is in a position other than end to end with another of the at least two first segments. One or more of the at least two second segments is in a position other than end to end with another of the at least two second segments. A bed frame and method for packing a bed in a box are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Standard Furniture Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Steve Edwin Connor, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100175186
    Abstract: A bed base has parts adapted to be assembled together manually without the use of a tool or separate, non-integrated connectors. These parts include side members, corner connectors, and a cross-rail assembly. The side members are assembled into a rectangular support and attached at its corners by a male-female connection mechanisms in lower portions of the side members. The corner connectors overlap and lock together the upper portions of adjacent side members at the corners and are attached by male-female connection mechanisms. Each opposed side member includes a notch along an upper portion and the notches in the opposed side members are aligned upon assembly. The cross-rail assembly, which sits across the opposed side members within the notches, has an orthogonal leg member near each end. Each individual leg member projects through a corresponding notch and terminates in one component of two-component connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Lawrence Harrow
  • Publication number: 20080208709
    Abstract: A ready-to-assemble bed foundation including a pair of exterior beams connectable to a pair of transverse end members having openings, and an interior beam between the exterior beams having opposing end portions configured to engage the openings in the transverse end members. A method of selling a bed, and a method of assembling a bed are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Larry James Craver
  • Publication number: 20080078022
    Abstract: A sleep surface support includes a plurality of corner structures, at least four crossbars, and a reinforcement strut. The plurality of corner structures each include a respective leg portion extending therefrom and each is adapted to receive at least two crossbars. The crossbars are configured to be detachably engaged to at least two separate corner structures configured to form a substantially rectangular shape to support a sleep surface. The reinforcement strut is configured to be detachably provided between two of the at least four crossbars such that the reinforcement strut extends between the at least two crossbars at a substantial midpoint of the at least two crossbars. The corner structures include interfaces configured to attachably receive at least one bed rail, headboard legs, and a footboard of a bedding structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: SKYLINE FURNITURE MFG.
    Inventor: Ted WECKER
  • Patent number: 6883191
    Abstract: A bed foundation is provided which is constructed of blow-molded plastic and may be assembled without using tools. The components of the bed foundation all have lengths of less than 60 inches and may be packaged together in a container having a length less than 60 inches and a girth less than 84 inches, so as to avoid shipping penalties. The components are constructed and arranged to allow disassembly and storage when the foundation is not in use. One embodiment provides a bed foundation that, when assembled, has a top panel which overhangs the side rails to permit an oversized mattress to be placed thereon. Additionally, bed legs are provided that are configured to mate with contours in the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Select Comfort Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Gaboury, James E. Gifft, Daniel J. Koughan, Brian C. Beth, Donald J. Smith, Michael A. Andreini, Alan L. Carlson, Kevin J. Ward
  • Patent number: 6637052
    Abstract: The wooden bed frame shown in the figures is designed to reduce the effect of the house dust mite upon a sleeper allergic to such mites. The bed incorporates a number of features each of which contribute to reduce asthma attacks for sleepers sensitive to the house dust mite. The bed frame includes a footboard (2) and a headboard (1) outwardly inclined at an angle of between 5° and 25°, preferably at 15°, to the vertical. The headboard (1) and footboard (2), both extend beyond the width of an air mattress (not shown) lying between stringers (3 and 4) to ensure good circumjacent air circulation even when located against a wall. The mattress is supported on slats (6) mounted between the stringers (3 and 4). In use the air mattress may be covered by a quilted cotton material that is readily washed and dried so that it does not act as a natural host for house dust mites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: The Pilgrim Bed Limited
    Inventor: Helen Louise Nockles
  • Patent number: 6539564
    Abstract: A lightweight childbed includes a supporting panel including a first layer having a tension surface and a second layer overlapped with the first layer to define an edge holder therebetween, at least a side panel including a first sheet having a tension portion and a second sheet overlapped with the first sheet to define a receiving groove therebetween, and a bed frame including a boundary flame defining a central main window and adapted to be fittedly received in the edge holder so as to mount the first layer covering the main window to form the tension surface, and at least a side frame, which is mounted on a longitudinal side of the boundary frame, defining a central side window and adapted to be fittedly received in the receiving groove so as to mount the first sheet covering the side window to form the tension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Inventor: Ben M. Hsia
  • Publication number: 20030056289
    Abstract: The wooden bed frame shown in the figure is designed to reduce the effect of the house Dust Mite upon a sleeper allergic to such Mites. The bed incorporates a number of features each of which contribute to reduce asthma attacks for sleepers sensitive to the House Dust Mite. The bed frame includes a footboard (2) and a headboard (1) outwardly inclined at an angle of between 5° and 25°, preferably at 15°, to the vertical. The headboard (1) and footboard (2), both extend beyond the width of an air mattress (not shown) lying between stringers (3 and 4) to ensure good circumjacent air circulation even when located against a wall. The mattress is supported on slats (6) mounted between the stringers (3 and 4). In use the air mattress may be covered by a quilted cotton material that is readily washed and dried so that it does not act as a natural host for House Dust Mites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Helen Louise Nockles
  • Patent number: 5822813
    Abstract: A motion compensated apparatus that can be used as a sleeping platform, stabilizer. The discomfort and danger of a moving surface associated with a ship at sea is well known. The motion of such a surface causes considerable distress in humans and animals. Servos can expand and contract to position the upper portion of the assembly at various angles with respect to the lower portion and to cancel accelerations caused by pitching and rolling. The servos can be controlled by a control system that is driven by a set of motion sensors or a gyro. The sensors or gyro sense the instantaneous position of the deck with respect to an absolute level virtual reference plane. The control system continuously adjusts the apparatus to remain parallel to the absolute level plane. The system contains a quick enough response to track the fast motion encountered on a ship to yield a smooth and comfortable ride according to control system principles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Tyrone E. Powell
  • Patent number: 5701616
    Abstract: A load-bearing scaffold for placement on the floor of a room for supporting articles includes first and second generally upright load-bearing support structures each having upper sections and bases and a generally horizontal beam having opposite ends, one of the ends removably mounted to one each of the first and second support structures at the upper sections thereof. At least one generally horizontal platform is removably mounted on one of the first and second support structures intermediate the horizontal beam and base of the support structure. The platform includes inner and outer sides, the outer side removably mounted to one of the first and second support structures. Finally, at least one tension member extends between and is connected to the horizontal beam and the platform means, the tension member depending adjacent the outer side of the platform whereby the platform is suspended above the floor of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Inventor: Terry L. Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 5231714
    Abstract: A support member has an enlarged rectangular shaped wall with an inner side and an outer side and four side walls extending from the inner side with free edges spaced from the enlarged rectangular shaped wall forming a rectangular shaped opening large enough to receive and support a mattress on the inner side of the enlarged rectangular shaped wall between the side walls. The enlarged rectangular shaped wall and the four side walls of the support member are formed of layers of fibrous material such as paper or fiberboard glued together. The enlarged rectangular shaped wall and the side walls of the support member are strong enough to allow the support member to be supported by the edges of the side walls on a surface and to support a mattress on the outer side of the enlarged rectangular shaped wall for sleeping purposes thereby forming a foundation for the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: International Bedding Corporation
    Inventor: Niels Mossbeck
  • Patent number: 5121516
    Abstract: A first part fixable on a bed and a footboard with two depending legs carried by the first part. The position of the footboard is adjustable relative to the first part enabling its height to be varied. The first part is a framework having two subframes each with a pair of elongate members supported in parallel one with the other. The elongate members have upstanding members on their outer ends and two bolt members interconnect cross members of the subframes and are adjustable to move the subframes relative to one another to cause the upstanding portions to bear against and clamp the framework to the lower part of a bed. The upstanding portions of one subframe are adapted to receive legs. Alternatively, the first part is formed as one or two metal plates fixable to the outside of the foot end of the bed base with two further metal plates on the inner surface of the foot end of the bed base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Inventor: Paul G. Jones
  • Patent number: 5111541
    Abstract: A gurney, or hospital cart, is disclosed that is characterized as being made predominantly of materials that are non-metallic, non magnetic, and of low electrical conductivity. Such a feature is of particular importance in those health care facilities wherein modern non-invasive body scanning equipment is in use, such equipment as provides imaging based on NMR, MRI, and the like, especially wherein large-scale superconducting magnets are in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Wagner
  • Patent number: 4999864
    Abstract: A bed having upper and lower bunks. In order to make it easy to "make" the bed the upper bunk can be moved sidewise and then tilted to give a person desiring to make the bed easy access to the upper bunk. The axis about which the upper bunk is tilted may be selected to enable the tilted bunk to be higher or lower as desired. The movement of the bunk is provided by cam surfaces on the frame of the bed and cam followers on the mattress trays of the upper bunk. One set of cam followers act as a pivot to enable the rotation of the upper bunk. Locks are provided to hold the mattress tray in either its normal position or its tilted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventor: Paul B. Crews
  • Patent number: 4940149
    Abstract: An assembly system comprised of core pieces which may be joined to create furniture and accessories of a funtional and decorative nature. The core pieces are structured in such manner as to enable the assembler to create a variety of imaginatve units which may be joined via a locking mechanism and disassembled or modified easily with common tools and a minimum of effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Inventor: Donna L. Vineis
  • Patent number: 4879774
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nestable bed. The bed includes a rectangular frame adapted to receive a mattress. The frame has a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis. A pair of first legs are mounted to a first end of the frame with the legs lying in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A pair of second legs are mounted on opposite sides of the frame with the second legs lying in spaced apart planes perpendicular to the transverse axis of the frame. The first and second legs are skewed or canted such that substantially identical beds may be nested on top of each other with their sides and ends coincident. Rollers are mounted to the first legs such that the bed may be stood on end and rolled about.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Inventor: Herbert A. Sanders
  • Patent number: 4046421
    Abstract: A modular article of furniture capable of assuming a variety of shapes and configurations and having at least one body support structure having at least one seatrest unit and at least one releasably associated upper body support. The seatrest unit is formed in the geometric shape of either a square, triangle or rhombus, the sides of each individual unit being equal to one another and also equal to the sides of each other individual unit. The seatrest units may be combined and associated with each other and/or with one or more upper body supports to provide variable furniture configurations. The resulting modular article of furniture offers a variable and interchangeable body support structure having a floating appearance and wherein the seat support may comprise a soft-sided cushion arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Assignee: Charlton Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert M. Spound, Robert C. Day
  • Patent number: 3973281
    Abstract: A bed comprising a platform composed essentially of an expanded polystyrene foam mattress support base or platform upon which a conventional mattress may be supported. The polystyrene foam platform has a panel and an open lattice of flat ribs therebelow with a taut sheet of paper across the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Inventors: William R. Davis, Joel T. Davis, William P. Davis
  • Patent number: RE29611
    Abstract: A box spring mattress is supported a predetermined distance above a floor by a bed base including panels connected at their ends to form a rectangular frame and a pair of cross-supports resting crosswise on the edges of an opposed pair of notched panels. Each cross-support has a generally flat surface which is generally parallel to the floor and on which the box spring rests, and a downwardly pointing brace. The braces nest in the notches in the panels and the support surfaces are essentially flush with the unnotched portion off the notched edges of the panels. Each brace includes notches which lockingly connect with the notches in the panels so that the cross-supports cannot move laterally relative to the base. There are stop members at the opposed ends of each cross-support for restricting the lateral movement of the box spring relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: Steadley Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James Roger Lawrence