Extension Side Rails Patents (Class 5/184)
  • Patent number: 10021989
    Abstract: In an adjustable bed having juxtaposed between a mattress and a floor an articulated frame, and one or more wired motors operating on the articulated frame so that the mattress resting atop the frame is adjusted in contour, the articulated frame is modular, and ships in two or more modular frame sections each of which is sufficiently small so as to fit upon a standard shipping pallet of 48? by 48?. Moreover, and further, the two or more modular frame sections semi-permanently engage by sliding protrusions—preferably steel tubes—extending from spaced-parallel frame rails of a one section into a complimentary cavities of the frame rails—preferably steel tubes of square cross section—of a next frame section. This sliding assembly may be done by one adult man, without use of tools. The extensive contact between the telescoping members makes that the connection, and the modular adjustable bed itself, is suitably strong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Aaron Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 9993377
    Abstract: An articulating bed incorporating a frame having side frame members and a rigid cross frame member extending between the side frame members employs a flexible support member secured to the rigid cross frame member. Support arms engage an upper body portion of the flexible support member with lubricious support and are rotatable through a range of motion from an aligned position with the side frame members to a fully elevated position angularly supporting the upper body portion in a raised position. A leg portion adjustment member engages the flexible support member at a knee position intermediate a thigh portion and a leg portion of the flexible support member. The leg portion adjustment member is rotatable through a range of motion from an aligned position with the side frame members to a fully elevated position placing the knee position at an elevated location with angular positioning of the thigh portion and leg portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Ergomotion, Inc.
    Inventor: Alain Clenet
  • Patent number: 9844274
    Abstract: A frame for an adjustable has a head section with two longitudinal frame rails separated by at least two lateral members extending between the two longitudinal frame rails, and two sleeves each having a cavity with one of the two sleeves on each of the two longitudinal frame rails. The frame has a foot section having two longitudinal frame rails separated by at least two lateral members extending between the two longitudinal frame rails, and two sleeves each having a cavity with one of the two sleeves on each of the two longitudinal frame rails, and an inner tube with a nose for each of the two sleeves and for moving between a first position retracted in the cavity of the sleeve and a second position extending from the cavity of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Aaron Goldsmith
  • Publication number: 20130205497
    Abstract: An adjustable bed frame, comprising one or more support rails with one or more fastening points, one or more slide rails, and one or more support risers. The slide rails can slidably engage with the support rails and adjustably fasten at the one or more fastening points. The slide rails and support rails can be adjustably assembled into top and bottom frame segments. The top frame segment can be connected to the bottom frame segment and supported by the support risers. The top and bottom frame segments are adjustable to accommodate more than one mattress size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce Thornton
  • Publication number: 20080168602
    Abstract: A bed frame support including a first side rail, a second side rail, at least two cross rails disposed perpendicular to the first side rail and second side rail for supporting a mattress, wherein each cross rail includes a first tubing perpendicularly engaged to the first side rail, a second tubing having perpendicularly engaged to the second side rail, a first medium tubing having a first end and a second end, a second medium tubing having a first end and a second end, and a small tubing having a first end and a second end. The first end of the first medium hollow tubing is received into the first hollow tubing, and the first end of the second medium tubing is received into the second hollow tubing, and the first end of the small tubing is received into the second end of the first medium tubing, and the second end of the small tubing is received into the second end of the second medium tubing forming an adjustable arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Carl J. DiForio
  • Patent number: 6910236
    Abstract: An articulated bed convertible to a chair position is described. The bed comprises a mattress formed by a backrest section, a seat rest section and a leg rest section. The mattress backrest section and seat rest section are secured to a support frame. Articulating linkages are secured to the frame to articulate the sections. The support frame is elevated from a floor surface by a frame assembly having legs or casters to engage with a floor surface. The leg rest section of the mattress is secured to a retractable support frame. The mattress has at least a compressible section formed of compressible material. Compressible interconnecting members compress the compressible material to shorten the length of the compressible section. The compressible material is restrained as it is compressed and decompressed when the support frames are displaced from a horizontal position to an articulated chair position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Inventor: Pierre René
  • Patent number: 6810540
    Abstract: A bed base is disclosed that that has an integrated locking and release crossbar mechanism to enable adjustment of the width of the bed base to correspond to the width of the bed mattress and/or box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Harrow
  • Patent number: 6496993
    Abstract: A bed having a foot prop on an adjustable length deck foot section and a mattress with a length and thickness adjustable foot section and a thickness adjustable heel section. The adjustability of the deck and the mattress allows sizing of the bed to the occupant as well as heel management. The foot prop is also adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: E. David Allen, Kenneth L. Kramer, Peter M. Wukusick, Eric R. Meyer, Gregory W. Branson, David J. Ulrich, James M. C. Thomas, Paul M. McDaniel, III, Dennis R. Zwink
  • Patent number: 6415465
    Abstract: A boxspring of a predetermined width is supported on bed frame including a pair of side rails attached together by at least one pair of cross bars. Each cross bar has two segments with outer ends that overlap. The outer end of one of the two segments has an inwardly extending locking element formed in this outer end, and the outer end of the other segment has a receptacle therein. With the two segments of each pair of cross bars in a overlapping and abutting relationship, the locking elements are positioned at a predetermined location to be received in their corresponding receptacles in the outer end of the opposed other segment so that the distance between the attached side rails is substantially equal to the width of the box spring. One outer end of one cross bar segment having at least one connector member extending therefrom and the other outer end to which said one segment is connected having a slot therein that receives the connector member of said one segment when the segments are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Harrow
  • Patent number: 6338172
    Abstract: An all polymeric bed frame including opposing laterally spaced apart, elongated side rails, each of the side rails having first and second ends and comprised of a substantially vertical wall and a horizontal support ledge extending laterally from a lower edge of the substantially vertical wall. The bed frame further includes an end cap positioned at least one of the side rail first or second ends, with end caps adapted for connection to a conventional bed headboard. The end cap is positioned substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal dimension of the side rails. The bed frame further includes at least two spaced apart slats attached to the horizontal support members between said side rail first and second ends. The said side rails and the said two slats are comprised of a polymeric material selected from the group consisting of polyethylene, polyethylene copolymers, polypropylene, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Inventors: Harry A. Taylor, T. Michael Rusher
  • Patent number: 6269498
    Abstract: A bed support mechanism. The mechanism includes at least two substantially identical L-shaped support members each including a top section and a leg section, the top sections being adjacently positioned to one another and each of the leg sections extending downward at opposite ends of the adjacently positioned L-shaped support members to support the bed. In the preferred embodiment, an adjustable foot is connected to the distal end of each of the leg sections to provide adjustment for beds of different heights. Also, in the preferred embodiment, the L-shaped support members are connected together by bolts and wing nuts which extend through a plurality of apertures spaced along the length of the top section wherein the apertures align at pre-selected positions along the length of the L-shaped support members for inserting the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Landon E. Perkins
  • Patent number: 6212714
    Abstract: A bed having a foot prop on an adjustable length deck foot section and a mattress with a length and thickness adjustable foot section and a thickness adjustable heel section. The adjustability of the deck and the mattress allows sizing of the bed to the occupant as well as heel management. The foot prop is also adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: E. David Allen, Kenneth L. Kramer, Peter M. Wukusick, Eric R. Meyer, Gregory W. Branson, David J. Ulrich, James M. C. Thomas, Paul M. McDaniel, III, Denis R. Zwink
  • Patent number: 6047422
    Abstract: A bed extension device for longitudinally or transversely enlarging the sleeping area of a bedding unit which has a mattress and bed frame. The bed extension device comprises an extension frame member which has a forked extension arm extending downward from one end and a frame leg extending downward from the opposite end. The forked extension arm engages a frame lip of the bed frame of the bedding unit, while the frame leg rests upon a floor surface, causing the extension frame member to be positioned parallel to the mattress of the bedding unit. By placing an extension mattress upon the extension frame member, the sleeping area is thus accordingly increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: Gorgius Yousif
  • Patent number: 5996145
    Abstract: A bed frame system for supporting a mattress. The bed frame system includes length and height adjustable bed rails. A groove is provided in each bed rail for receiving the end of a transverse support slat. A length adjustable support slat is provided. Unique height adjustable support feet are removably coupled to the bed rails and/or slidably mounted beneath the slats. Preferably, the bed rails, the slats and the support feet are formed of moldable polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignees: Harry A. Taylor, T. Michael Rusher, H. Thomas Keller, Rosemary P. Keller
    Inventor: Harry A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5771510
    Abstract: A bed with movable bedposts mainly including a bed plank which cooperates with two sliding rails, two sliding rail bearings with extended plates, two steel cords, a fixing member, and a motor and transmission gears and chain to move two bedposts relative to the bed plank to either a receded position or a normal position. Different kinds of frills or curtains round a canopy frame on the bedposts can be folded or extended along with the movable bedposts to give different sights in a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: Chung-Chuan Sun
  • Patent number: 5579550
    Abstract: An improved articulated bed with linearly retractable head and foot sections for easier shipment in a relatively small container that may be assembled by the purchaser without any tools. The bed includes a central frame with telescopic head and foot sections that linearly retract into the central frame. The central frame houses the head and foot drive motors, linear actuators, and rocker shafts that pivot mattress support panels upwardly from the extended frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: C.E.B. Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Leeland M. Bathrick, Glenn Brittain
  • Patent number: 5469588
    Abstract: A hospital bed is disclosed which includes a frame, a mattress positioned on the frame, a transport sheet extending across the mattress to define a patient supporting area, rollers for moving the transport sheet relative to the mattress, and structure for progressively increasing the patient supporting area defined by the transport sheet. The bed also includes a system for elevating a portion of the mattress to progressively raise the patient from a reclining position to a standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Nova Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul DiMatteo, Paul C. DiMatteo
  • Patent number: 5161268
    Abstract: An interlocking joint assembly for joining a first frame member and a second frame member of a bed frame and for adjusting the width of the bed frame. The assembly includes at least one projection on the first frame member and at least one keyhole slot defined by the second frame member and adapted to receive the projection. The assembly includes a locking member provided on the second frame member which is pivotable between a locking position and a release position. The locking member has a horizontally extending ear which, in the locking position, overlies a horizontal flange of the second frame member and is engaged by a box spring placed on the assembled bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Hollywood Bed & Spring Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Harrow
  • Patent number: 4899403
    Abstract: A bed base having first and second members which are of generally U-shaped configuration so as to slidably telescope together to permit expansion or contraction of the bed base in the lengthwise direction. Locking mechanisms coact between the telescoping legs to lock the bed base in the selected expanded or contracted position. A sheetlike cover is anchored at one end of the bed base and extends along the upper surface thereof towards the other end, at which point an intermediate part of the cover wraps downwardly around a guide drum and then projects reversely toward the other end of the bed base. The lower free end edge of the cover is connected to a compensating mechanism which adjusts the cover length, namely by moving the cover upwardly or downwardly around the guide drum, so that the upper section of the cover always stretches tautly across the upper surface of the bed base irrespective of the adjusted expanded or contracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Fuji Iryoki, Kabushiki Kaisha Japan Health
    Inventor: Yoshikiyo Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 4679261
    Abstract: An easily assembled bed structure adjustable in length and width comprises head and foot members each including a pair of side posts and parallel slidably telescoping multielement tubular cross pieces extending laterally between and separably joined at their ends to respective side posts, a pair of parallel, longitudinally extending side beams each including slidably telescoping tubular elements and separably coupled at their ends to respective posts and longitudinally spaced parallel stringers each including slidably telescoping tubular elements and separably coupled at their ends to opposite respective beams or a third longitudinally adjustable beam intermediate and parallel to the side beams extends between and is joined to the lowermost of the head and foot member cross pieces or bracket members project inwardly from the side beams for supporting a mattress. Foot pieces depend from the stringers or third beam. The components of the structure are secured in their assembled condition by separable fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Inventors: Smith B. Stanley, Yoram A. Alroy
  • Patent number: 4295234
    Abstract: An adjustable bed frame having a pair of side rails interconnected by a pair of adjustable cross rail assemblies. The cross rail assemblies each include a pair of rails of L-shaped cross section. A fastenerless latch mechanism is provided for retaining the cross rails in a position of adjustment. The latch mechanism comprises a headed protrusion extending from one of the cross rails and fitted within a slot of the other rail and a protrusion on the other rail fitted within an aperture of the first rail, the two protrusions being located on mutually perpendicular legs of the respective rails. The two cross rails are locked in this assembled relation by a pivotable latch fixedly secured to one of the rails and movable into a position of engagement with the rails so as to secure their respective protrusions against relative movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
    Inventor: Larry W. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 4276665
    Abstract: A bed frame of adjustable width includes a pair of side rails and a pair of end rails extending transversely between the side rails, with each end rail having a pair of elements, and one of the elements being provided with a series of teeth. An L-shaped pawl is mounted to one of the elements, has one leg for engaging the teeth, and a second leg engageable by a user. A thin, flat, leaf spring has one end secured to the pawl and an opposite end for engagement with the end rail.A bracket is provided for limiting transverse movement of the box spring relative to the side rails. The bracket is secured only to a vertical leg of the side rail so that the fastener which secures the bracket to the side rail extends no higher than the top surface of the side rail or the top surface of the portion of the bracket overlying the side rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1981
    Assignee: Harris Hub Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Mis
  • Patent number: 4271547
    Abstract: An extender for a bed which has a boxspring, and mattress resting squarely on the boxspring, and a bed frame is provided. An elongated cushion provides an extended sleeping area adjacent a portion of the perimeter of the mattress. An elongated support which is substantially coextensive with the cushion and which may rest on the bed frame, supports the cushion adjacent the portion of the perimeter of the mattress such that extended sleeping area is provided by the cushion. The cushion and the support are connected so as to restrain relative movement therebetween. The extender also has a tongue which extends horizontally outward from the support, which is to be insertably received between the mattress and the boxspring. The opposed ends of the extender are curved so as to conform with the curved corners of the mattress and the boxspring and to allow a number of extenders to be used for providing extended sleeping area adjacent the end and sides of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Inventor: Aldo Grossutti
  • Patent number: 4106138
    Abstract: A bed platform which incorporates a resilient mattress foundation by flanking the same with a sectional bolster structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Assignee: Simmons Company
    Inventor: Timothy P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 4007502
    Abstract: Caster wheel supports for a bed frame comprising a pair of interlocking components in which male and female elements are provided on the cross and side frame members respectively for detachably securing them to one another, these elements being inclined and sloping upwardly and outwardly toward the sides of the frame, the male members serving to dispose the caster wheels mounted thereon inwardly of the side frames to provide foot clearance to prevent a person walking alongside the bed from stubbing his toes. The novel construction also provides improved reinforcement for the corners of the bed and also disposes the side frame and cross-frame bed support surfaces at a common level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Inventor: Frank J. Mis
  • Patent number: 3961384
    Abstract: A bed frame of the knockdown type having a pair of side rails and at least one connected adjustable end crossbar cooperable to provide a supporting frame structure for an associated box spring, in which brackets on the side rails are formed to provide sockets for respectively laterally receiving associated end portions of a crossbar therein into seated position where coacting parts respectively on the brackets and crossbar have interlocking engagement and function to retain the end portion of the crossbar against endwise withdrawal from the associated socket.The crossbar and side rail connection, as noted above, provides an extremely rigid box-like structure which permits frame-supporting leg assemblies to be mounted on the crossbar at a sufficiently inwardly spaced position from the side rail to avoid possible injurious striking of the bare foot or stubbing of toes thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Inventor: Melvin P. Spitz
  • Patent number: 3961383
    Abstract: A bed frame of the knockdown type having a pair of side rails and at least one connected adjustable end crossbar cooperable to provide a supporting frame structure for an associated box spring, in which brackets on the side rails are formed to provide sockets for respectively laterally receiving associated end portions of a crossbar therein into seated position where coacting parts respectively on the brackets and crossbar have interlocking engagement and function to retain the end portion of the crossbar against endwise withdrawal from the associated socket.The crossbar and side rail connection, as noted above, provides an extremely rigid box-like structure which permits frame-supporting leg assemblies to be mounted on the crossbar at a sufficiently inwardly spaced position from the side rail to avoid possible injurious striking of the bare foot or stubbing of toes thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Inventor: Melvin P. Spitz
  • Patent number: 3945064
    Abstract: An improved adjustable cross frame member for use in a bed frame having side frame members and another such adjustable cross frame member. Each cross frame member comprises a pair of elongate elements including first and second perpendicular legs. One of the first legs has a plurality of longitudinally spaced position defining apertures corresponding to selectable positions of the cross frame member. The other of the first legs has a protrusion engageable with one of the apertures for retaining the elements against longitudinal movement in both directions when like legs of the elements are positioned in surface-to-surface adjacency. A locking means retains the elements against separation and includes a plurality of longitudinally spaced threaded openings in the first leg of the first element, each opening being associated with a corresponding aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1976
    Assignee: Harris-Hub Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan E. Harris, George M. Harris
  • Patent number: RE29029
    Abstract: An improved adjustable cross frame member for use in a bed frame having side frame members and another such cross frame member. The improved member is comprised of first and second elongate L-shaped elements having mutually perpendicular legs. Both elongate elements are provided with a plurality of longitudinally spaced slots and protruding fingers in one leg thereof, with the spacing between slots and fingers and their sizes being alike for both elongate elements. The fingers of each element are oriented to be inserted into respective slots of the opposite element which are complementary therewith when the elements are initially positioned with like legs in face abutting engagement. The elongate elements are then longitudinally moved relative to each other to position each inserted finger in overlapping engagement with the portion of the opposite element adjacent the slot in which the fingers are initially inserted, and thereby positively hold the elements against separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1976
    Assignee: Harris-Hub Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Allan E. Harris
  • Patent number: RE31384
    Abstract: Caster wheel supports for a bed frame comprising a pair of interlocking components in which male and female elements are provided on the cross and side frame members respectively for detachably securing them to one another, these elements being inclined and sloping upwardly and outwardly toward the sides of the frame, the male members serving to dispose the caster wheels mounted thereon inwardly of the side frames to provide foot clearance to prevent a person walking alongside the bed from stubbing his toes. The novel construction also provides improved reinforcement for the corners of the bed and also disposes the side frame and cross-frame bed support surfaces at a common level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: Harris-Hub Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Mis