Element Or Detail Patents (Class 5/279.1)
  • Publication number: 20150143629
    Abstract: A bed frame includes a weight bearing framework 30, and a footboard 82 that cooperates with the framework to define an edge 90 of an occupant region 92 of the bed. The footboard 82 includes a footboard frame 100 and a pressurizable cushion 104. A mattress system 160 includes a main occupant support portion 162 with a support surface 168 and a cushion 170 located footwardly of the occupant support portion. The cushion has a deployed state in which it projects vertically higher than the support surface and a stored state in which it does not project vertically higher than the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Joseph Receveur
  • Publication number: 20150128343
    Abstract: An audio bed board having an inertial type acoustics transducer is disclosed. The novel bed board structure is capable of emitting sound without any exposed audio speakers or speaker openings allowing sound to escape. The bed board typically acts as an audio emitter. In a preferred embodiment, the bed board is generally hollow thereby allowing the installation of the acoustic elements within the bed board. Additionally, an audio amplifier contained therein may be coupled to the headboard, other bed structures or surrounding structures. The bed board generally has a surface adjacent one of head end and foot end having no normally apparent openings so as to facilitate cleaning of the bed board. Furthermore, the emitted sound signal may utilize multiple audio sources for reproduction by the bed board sound system including but not limited to digital, analog, optical and emergency signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Robert KATZ
  • Patent number: 8978177
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a bed having an integrated, hidden pet ramp. The bedframe may include a headboard, a footboard, a first side rail, and a second side rail, the bedframe configured to support a mattress. A ramp support/attachment rail may extend along a length of the footboard and may support a ramp configured to support an animal. The ramp may include a ramp landing and a ramp side extending from an upward facing surface of the ramp to the floor, wherein the ramp side may abut the mattress. In embodiments, the first side rail may be shorter than the second side rail to accommodate a ramp entry, and the ramp may extend from the ramp entry upwardly to the ramp landing. Additionally, the footboard may extend upwardly past the upper surface of the ramp to hide the ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Barry Scott Peele
  • Patent number: 8959678
    Abstract: An all truss foundation unit, method of making the foundation unit, and a foundation unit kit. The foundation unit is formed of multiple cross trusses interconnected by bridging top and bottom side rails. This results in a flat surface on both the top and the bottom of the foundation unit. The kit is formed of a plurality of the trusses and four side rails, with the trusses and side rails being oriented together with their longitudinal dimensions aligned in a generally parallel orientation and with at least some of their flat sides in contact with one another. When the foundation unit is constructed, a truss locator guide is provided on at least two of the side rails, and the cross trusses are oriented in a parallel, spaced relationship in accordance with the truss locator guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rock Island Industries
    Inventor: Martin Schulz, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150026883
    Abstract: A bed assembly for providing a place of entertainment and a place to sleep for people of all ages, primarily children. The bed assembly is functional, ornamental, and entertaining. The assembly provides for a frame, body, and wheels. The interior frame and under-carriage assembly is a structure of vertical, horizontal, angled, and transverse support members elevated by columns and truss oriented support members that may be assembled by the consumer. The body of the bed is primarily for ornamental design and is to give shape and dimension to the frame. A tire/wheel assembly consists of a rim/wheel to provide for ornamental design, seating, and entertainment by the consumer, as it attaches and detaches as part of its function. The assembly includes two locations for storing mattresses for use in sleeping, an upper and lower location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: James Edward Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20140310871
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transformable furniture unit, and in particular to a changing table with shelving that transforms into two sitting benches, and into a bed. The infant's changing table with shelving comprises four posts that support two tiers of shelving, with the capacity to support additional tiers in another aspect of the invention. The tiers of shelving are supported by wooden beams that connect perpendicularly to the four posts. The changing table with shelving transforms into two sitting benches when one tier of shelving is detached from the other. The furniture can be transformed into a bed when the sitting bench with the high back support is used as a headboard, the second sitting bench with no back support is used as the foot of the bed, and a supplementary support panel is attached in between, holding together the headboard and the foot of the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Charbel Nassif
  • Patent number: 8739332
    Abstract: A footboard includes a main body and first and second shelves coupled to the main body. The first shelf is pivotable relative to the main body about a substantially horizontal first axis through a first angle of about 270° between a first storage position and a first use position. The second shelf is pivotable relative to the main body about a substantially horizontal second axis through a second angle of about 90° between a second storage position and a second use position. The main body of the footboard has a recess in which the first and second shelves are situated when the respective storage positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen E. Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20140084774
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a decorative cover. The apparatus includes: a body having front and rear opposite sides, the front side of the body having a front surface having a perimeter, the rear side of the body having a rear surface, and the body having an outwardly facing lateral surface between the front and rear surfaces; and a first connector on the body, the first connector detachably connectable, continuously adjacent at least a portion of the perimeter of the front surface, to a second connector, complementary to the first connector, on the decorative cover. A furniture apparatus includes at least one substantially thermoplastic body and one or both of diatomaceous earth and a PA1b-related peptide incorporated in one or more of the at least one body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Roderick William Phillips
  • Publication number: 20120198615
    Abstract: A footboard includes a main body and first and second shelves coupled to the main body. The first shelf is pivotable relative to the main body about a substantially horizontal first axis through a first angle of about 270° between a first storage position and a first use position. The second shelf is pivotable relative to the main body about a substantially horizontal second axis through a second angle of about 90° between a second storage position and a second use position. The main body of the footboard has a recess in which the first and second shelves are situated when the respective storage positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen E. Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20120054960
    Abstract: A bed frame includes a weight bearing framework 30, and a footboard 82 that cooperates with the framework to define an edge 90 of an occupant region 92 of the bed. The footboard 82 includes a footboard frame 100 and a pressurizable cushion 104. A mattress system 160 includes a main occupant support portion 162 with a support surface 168 and a cushion 170 located footwardly of the occupant support portion. The cushion has a deployed state in which it projects vertically higher than the support surface and a stored state in which it does not project vertically higher than the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Joseph Receveur
  • Patent number: 8056159
    Abstract: A folding mattress support system replaces both a conventional box spring and the bed frame with rails. The mattress support system is lighter, quieter and easier to transport, and also provides more storage space beneath the mattress. The mattress support system includes bed frame assemblies, central connecting bars, edge attachments and a bed skirt. Leg brackets fold out from the bed frame assemblies, which themselves unfold in the middle. Central connecting bars connect inner side edges of the bed frame assemblies. Plastic edge attachments are attached at outer corners of the bed frame assemblies and hold a bed skirt taught around the frame assemblies when the frame assemblies are standing on the extended leg brackets. A mattress is then placed on top of the assembled mattress support system. Optionally, metal edge attachments at the head corners of the mattress support system both hold the bed skirt and support a headboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventors: Youn Jae Lee, Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 7962975
    Abstract: A mechanism for mounting a foldable-bed unit in an article of furniture is described. A pair of mounting plates each including a first and second bracket is mounted on opposite ends of a cavity in the article of furniture. The brackets include a U-shaped slot configured to accept a fixture having an enlarged head. A retaining tab is included within one or more of the brackets to retain the fixture therein. The first brackets are located rearwardly of the second brackets and at an angle such that the slot therein is tilted forwardly. The second brackets are oriented to provide a generally vertical orientation to the slots therein. A foldable-bed unit having fixtures corresponding to each of the brackets is installed into the article of furniture by inserting corresponding fixtures into the first brackets. The foldable-bed unit is rotated to insert the remaining fixtures into the second brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Hartline, Kenneth R. Graham
  • Publication number: 20100138992
    Abstract: Visual reference upholstery and component schemes for mattresses and sleep sets use structurally and chromatically differentiated materials to create geometric arrangements on mattresses and sleep sets for easy visual identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Leigh Morrison
  • Patent number: 7721366
    Abstract: A folding mattress support system replaces both a conventional box spring and the bed frame with rails. The mattress support system is lighter, quieter and easier to transport, and also provides more storage space beneath the mattress. The mattress support system includes bed frame assemblies, central connecting bars, edge attachments and a bed skirt. Leg brackets fold out from the bed frame assemblies, which themselves unfold in the middle. Central connecting bars connect inner side edges of the bed frame assemblies. Plastic edge attachments are attached at outer corners of the bed frame assemblies and hold a bed skirt taught around the frame assemblies when the frame assemblies are standing on the extended leg brackets. A mattress is then placed on top of the assembled mattress support system. Optionally, metal edge attachments at the head corners of the mattress support system both hold the bed skirt and support a headboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventors: Youn Jae Lee, Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20090271924
    Abstract: An attract-molded bed, including a bed head, a bed afterbody, a bed board, both ends of the bed board being removably connected to the bed head and the bed afterbody respectively; wherein the bed head and the bed afterbody are formed of a front cover, a rear cover, a filler and an inner liner, the front cover and the rear cover are formed by attract-molding or hot compressing, the filler and inner liner are positioned between the front cover and the rear cover, the edges of the front and rear covers overlap each other, wherein the position overlap is dead jointed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Publication number: 20090193583
    Abstract: A folding mattress support system replaces both a conventional box spring and the bed frame with rails. The mattress support system is lighter, quieter and easier to transport, and also provides more storage space beneath the mattress. The mattress support system includes bed frame assemblies, central connecting bars, edge attachments and a bed skirt. Leg brackets fold out from the bed frame assemblies, which themselves unfold in the middle. Central connecting bars connect inner side edges of the bed frame assemblies. Plastic edge attachments are attached at outer corners of the bed frame assemblies and hold a bed skirt taught around the frame assemblies when the frame assemblies are standing on the extended leg brackets. A mattress is then placed on top of the assembled mattress support system. Optionally, metal edge attachments at the head corners of the mattress support system both hold the bed skirt and support a headboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Youn Jae Lee, Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20090106897
    Abstract: A wheel-mounting device comprises a pair of attached plates each having a substantially flat surface. The flat surface of each plate has therein an elongated indentation including an inwardly projecting dimple element. The dimple elements hold in position a shaft of a wheel. The flat surfaces abut and the indentations are aligned and face each other to form a cavity with an open entryway that receives the shaft of the wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: Lawrence Harrow
  • Publication number: 20080109958
    Abstract: A bedstead assembly includes a support frame and a top plate unit disposed on the support frame. The support frame includes a rectangular foldable frame member convertible between unfolded and folded states. The foldable frame member includes a plurality of parallel non-foldable plates and a plurality of pairs of foldable plates. Any two adjacent non-foldable plates interconnect pivotally one corresponding pair of foldable plates to define a void space when the foldable frame member is in the unfolded state. The void spaces in the foldable frame member are arranged along a direction parallel to the foldable plates. Pivotable plate portions of the foldable plates are perpendicular to the non-foldable plates when the foldable frame member is in the unfolded state, and are parallel to the non-foldable plates when the foldable frame member is in the folded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Cheng-Chung Wang, Kenneth Wang
  • Patent number: 7188380
    Abstract: This invention relates to a fabricated bedstead, in particular a fabricated bedstead that is applicable to a metal sofa bed or a bunk bed. The invention mainly comprises a bedstead that is made of different lengths of cannular shafts. The invention enables respective round hook portions on one ends of pluralities of thin vertical lines and thin horizontal lines to pierce through those cannular shafts, and those round hook portions are correspondingly positioned in waterdrop-shaped trough portions of said cannular shafts. The fabricated member of the invention effectively reduces the volume of material and manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Hao-Jen Wang