Table Beds Patents (Class 5/3)
  • Patent number: 9226590
    Abstract: A foldable bedding foundation comprising a first section is hingedly secured to a second section so that the bedding foundation may be folded for storage or transportation purposes. Each section has a base, an upper deck and a plurality of generally L-shaped spacers pivotally secured to the base and upper deck. Upper and lower hinges extend between the base and upper deck of each section. Locking members extending through the spacers maintain the foundation in its erected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: John E. Hull, David W. Redick
  • Publication number: 20140338120
    Abstract: A wall mounted headboard capable of storing and deploying a spring loaded table. The apparatus is comprised of a headboard pivotally connected to a first table section and assisted by a plurality of gas springs. The first table section is pivotally hinged to a second table section. The hinges between the table sections are hidden thus the table surface is free from anything disturbing a smooth surface. The weight of the second table section is offset by a plurality of torsion spring assemblies. The torsion spring assemblies are comprised of a torsion spring slidingly engaged in brackets mounted to each table section. The torsion spring assemblies allow a single user to move the second table section easily with minimal effort whether deploying or storing the table. The operation of storing or deploying the table can be performed from either side of the bed without walking around to the opposite side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: LAMPLIGHT DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Gene W. Baugh, Jayne A. Baugh
  • Patent number: 8832873
    Abstract: The components of the furniture system, in a vertical orientation, have a cabinet with a central opening in an upper section and a plurality of support panels stacked in a laterally oriented position within the central opening. The cabinet is adapted to be placed against a structure such as a wall. Engaging items include a television. The cabinet further has a horizontal orientation with a top opening and alternate configuration and function such as a bed or sofa. In this configuration the support panels are repositionable to span the entire horizontal top opening of the cabinet. The repositioning of such components is done by mechanisms such as hinges, rails and/or manually repositioning the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Sivathanu B. Kumar
  • Patent number: 8793823
    Abstract: A wall mounted headboard capable of storing and deploying a spring loaded table. The apparatus is comprised of a headboard pivotally connected to a first table section and assisted by a plurality of gas springs. The first table section is pivotally hinged to a second table section. The hinges between the table sections are hidden thus the table surface is free from anything disturbing a smooth surface. The weight of the second table section is offset by a plurality of torsion spring assemblies. The torsion spring assemblies are comprised of a torsion spring slidingly engaged in brackets mounted to each table section. The torsion spring assemblies allow a single user to move the second table section easily with minimal effort whether deploying or storing the table. The operation of storing or deploying the table can be performed from either side of the bed without walking around to the opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Lamplight Development, LLC
    Inventors: Gene W. Baugh, Jayne A. Baugh
  • Patent number: 8544124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multipurpose furniture which combines a bed and a desk, and is positioned between furniture facing each other. Since a turning apparatus for the multipurpose furniture is simplified, there is a reduction in all kinds of work processes and the work load required for turning of a turning member, of which a table surface and a mattress respectively used as a desk and a bed are formed on top and bottom, and manufacturing cost is decreased. In addition, when the multipurpose furniture is used as a bed, stability during sleep is increased and sleeping in comfort is doubled through minimization of the height from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Choon Bae Yoon
  • Patent number: 8499377
    Abstract: Automatically adjustable bunk apparatus are described that can be used, for example, in applications in which space is limited, such as, for example, boats and recreational vehicles. The automatically adjustable bunk apparatus can be configured in an extended bunk configuration or a space saving retracted configuration. The automatically adjustable bunk apparatus have a substantially horizontal portion and an adjustable portion either of which can be configured to be movable between a retracted position and an extended position. When the automatically adjustable bunk apparatus is in its retracted configuration, the adjustable portion is positioned outside the plane of the horizontal portion, and when the automatically adjustable bunk apparatus is in its extended position, the horizontal portion and the adjustable portion form a substantially flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Chaparral Boats, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fafard, Michael Anthony Werle
  • Patent number: 8407830
    Abstract: A back plate has upper, lower and side edges. A central section and two laterally spaced side sections with spaces separating the sections. Shelves are coupled to the back plate in the sections. A cabinet has upper, lower, left side, right side, left, right, left intermediate, and right intermediate plates, a central opening between the left intermediate plate and the right intermediate plate, a left side opening between the left side plate and the left intermediate plate, and a right side opening between the right side plate and the right intermediate plate. A plurality of support panels are coupled to the cabinet and are re-positionable for spanning the openings when the cabinet is in a horizontal orientation whereby the panels will totally cover the openings and provide full support for an inflated mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Sivathanu B. Kumar
  • Publication number: 20130047333
    Abstract: A furniture system (600) includes an inner back (620) and a conversion mechanism (800) which operates so as to move the inner back (620) from a sofa configuration to a sleep configuration. A table assembly (700) is also provided which utilizes a table mechanism (710) so as to permit a user to manually adjust the height of a table top (701) among three functional positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Blair Wieland, Steven Stieglitz, Anthony J. Warncke, Martin J Krause, JR., Joel D. Alberda, Donald E. Newfer
  • Publication number: 20110145990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multipurpose furniture which combines a bed and a desk, and is positioned between furniture facing each other. Since a turning apparatus for the multipurpose furniture is simplified, there is a reduction in all kinds of work processes and the work load required for turning of a turning member, of which a table surface and a mattress respectively used as a desk and a bed are formed on top and bottom, and manufacturing cost is decreased. In addition, when the multipurpose furniture is used as a bed, stability during sleep is increased and sleeping in comfort is doubled through minimization of the height from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Choon Bae Yoon
  • Publication number: 20110017120
    Abstract: Automatically adjustable bunk apparatus are described that can be used, for example, in applications in which space is limited, such as, for example, boats and recreational vehicles. The automatically adjustable bunk apparatus can be configured in an extended bunk configuration or a space saving retracted configuration. The automatically adjustable bunk apparatus have a substantially horizontal portion and an adjustable portion either of which can be configured to be movable between a retracted position and an extended position. When the automatically adjustable bunk apparatus is in its retracted configuration, the adjustable portion is positioned outside the plane of the horizontal portion, and when the automatically adjustable bunk apparatus is in its extended position, the horizontal portion and the adjustable portion form a substantially flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: CHAPARRAL BOATS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fafard, Michael Anthony Werle
  • Publication number: 20100235985
    Abstract: A sofa bed configured for conversion from a sofa into a double bed. The sofa bed includes a table having a first and second headboard and an interior area. A first frame is connected to the first headboard and a second frame is connected to the second headboard. A pivot member is coupled to the table and to the headboards. The pivot member allows the headboards to rotate relative to the table. An opening is located in the first headboard. A mattress rests on the first frame. The mattress is movable from an extended position located outside the table to a retracted position such that at least a portion of the mattress extends through the opening into the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Edele Lee Singer
  • Publication number: 20080060127
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a method of reducing effects impacts on a patient table, more particularly to a method of reducing the effects of impact on a patient table by transferring the energy of impact The method of reducing effects of low energy impacts on a patient table comprises transferring the energy of the impact from a region of impact to a rigid region. The method of transferring energy comprises providing at least one filling structure between a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is a flexible surface and the second surface is a rigid surface. In an embodiment the wherein the first surface is a flexible surface and the second surface is a rigid surface of the patient table and the filling structure is configured to transfer the energy of impact from the flexible surface to the rigid surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ramanan Lakshminarayanan, Kiran Kumar
  • Patent number: 7181783
    Abstract: An articulated furnishing system consisting of a reconfigurable mattress and a foundation composed of multiple separable components. The articulated furnishing system is adaptable between a bed configuration, a seating area configuration, and a work surface configuration through re-arrangement and re-orientation of the multiple separable components. A light box associated with the foundation is configured with one or more light sources to provide illumination, and to provide one or more surfaces adapted for article storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: Erin M. O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 7017201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a table structure that can be converted into bed or table according to user's needs. Wherein a base frame of the present invention is respectively provided with a bed having two L-shape side frames and a table having two side shelves. The two side shelves of the table are connected to the base frame through spiral arms, by virtue of the pivotal connection between the L-shape side frames and the side shelves, the bed can be positioned respectively in a horizontal manner or in a vertical manner. Through the spiral arms, the table can be lowered down or raised up relative to the bed, such that the device of the present invention can be converted into a bed or a table as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Yu-Ting Lin
  • Patent number: 6976732
    Abstract: Modular convertible furniture systems include a pair of similar open-ended box frame assemblies which are nestable one within the other. A pair of slotted support rails are attached pivotally at respective opposing corners of one of the box frame assemblies so as to be movable between raised and lowered positions. When in a raised position, the rails provide a support for a solid board plank thereby becoming a seat back (e.g., for a chair, love seat, or sofa-type arrangement). When the rails are in a lowered position substantially parallel to the ground, the two box frame assemblies may be oriented back-to-back so as to provide a support for a mattress thereby converting the structure into a bed arrangement, for example. The box frame assemblies can be positioned on different sides and ends thereby allowing formation of tables and/or shelving as may be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventors: David L. Thomas, Mark D. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6629321
    Abstract: A support structure is configured into the appearance of a day bed. A body supporting and transporting tray is removably positioned atop the support structure and comprises a bottom, a pair of opposed sides and a pair of opposed ends. Each end includes a pair of elongated horizontal slots therein serving as handholds for grasping and lifting the tray. The support structure comprises a rectangular, planar platform having opposed front and rear edges and opposed end edges. Legs are connected to the platform and extend downwardly to support the platform above a floor surface. A back is connected to the rear edge of the platform along a lower edge of the back, the back projecting upwardly from the platform. A side is connected to each end edge of the platform and to a respective side edge of the back, with each side projecting upwardly from the platform. The support structure is convertible into a memorial table by substituting a table top structure for the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot B. Hunt, Dale Meyer
  • Patent number: 5913769
    Abstract: A combination desk and fold-out bed comprises a desk top supported on side panels; a pair of movable pedestals that fit in a front area of a desk opening under the desk top and adjacent inner sides of the side panels, the pedestals being removable from the desk opening to serve as night stands; and a fold-up bed mounted in a back area of the desk opening, behind the position of the pedestals when they are positioned in the front area of the desk opening, the bed being movable forwardly through the open front of the desk and unfoldable forwardly to an open position when the pedestals are removed. A pair of movable door panels extend between the pedestals and conceal the folded bed at the rear portion of the desk opening, when the pedestals are in place under the desk top, in the desk opening. The door panels are hinged to the pedestals and pivot forwardly to lay against the sides of the pedestals and provide access to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Sligh Furniture Company
    Inventors: Ralph Byma, Gregg J. Persons
  • Patent number: 5639141
    Abstract: A system or structure allowing conversion of the front area seating of a van to a dinette for two and/or four persons and to a single and/or double bed. The structures provided enable the front passenger seat to rotate 360 degrees and slide over a position adjacent to the driver seat which also can be rotated 360 degrees. The single seat directly behind the driver seat can be extended sideways to form a double seat. The table in between the front seats and seat directly behind these seats is cantilevered from a wall cabinet located below the window, which is located in the exterior sidewall directly behind the driver seat. This table is removable at will for storage in a coat closet or lowered to serve as a base for a single or double bed. The two part hinged front leaf may be folded back over the main rear leaf to allow ample space for the driver seat to slide back and forth on tracks when in the forward driving position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: Jacobus N. Hanemaayer
  • Patent number: 5440768
    Abstract: A combination bed and table which has two outer planar members and one inner planar member which in a first position form a horizontal bed surface with the members in a co-planar relationship and which are relatively movable to a second position at which the outer members are spaced apart and substantially vertical, and the inner member is horizontal and lower than in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Inventor: Colin Danin
  • Patent number: 5396846
    Abstract: An activity table is made from a plurality of stackable cots and a top surface which is placed on the uppermost cot. The activity table may clamp onto particular components of the formed cots. The top surface applies as a cover on to the top of the stacked cots, and this surface may also include walls to define a basin which may hold water, toys, or even an infant. The top surface of the cots may also include other indicia, such as to form a game board, or the like. The activity boards are removably connected to the sides of the table by means of clips or brackets which engage frame members on the cots. Additionally, the activity boards are constructed to clamp onto other supporting structures, such as a table, cart, rails or balusters of a staircase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Angeles Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, Sharon A. Turnbough
  • Patent number: 5263424
    Abstract: An activity table is made from a plurality of stackable cots and a top surface which is placed on the uppermost cot. The activity table may clamp onto particular components of the formed cots. The top surface applies as a cover on to the top of the stacked cots, and this surface may also include walls to define a basin which may hold water, toys, or even an infant. The top surface of the cots may also include other indicia, such as to form a game board, or the like. The activity boards are removably connected to the sides of the table by means of clips or brackets which engage frame members on the cots. Additionally, the activity boards are constructed to clamp onto other supporting structures, such as a table, cart, rails or balusters of a staircase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Angeles Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, Sharon A. Turnbough
  • Patent number: 5022388
    Abstract: A patient table apparatus having a pad for supporting a patient with at least two sections, a lower body section which will tilt with respect to an upper body section about an axis transverse to the pad. The apparatus includes a spring mechanism to impart an upward force on the lower body section against the force of gravity on the patient. A motor extends or retracts the spring mechanism and controls for the motor are provided whereby the amount of upward force on the lower body section may be increased or decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Health Care Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Harter
  • Patent number: 4926783
    Abstract: A marine vehicle comprising a first generally vertical wall, a second generally vertical wall extending generally perpendicular to the first wall, a first seat bottom member, a second seat bottom member, a hinge mechanism supporting the first seat bottom member for movement between a first position wherein the first seat bottom member extends generally horizontally from the first wall and a second position wherein the first seat bottom member extends generally vertically against the first wall, and a hinge mechanism supporting the second seat bottom member for movement between an operating position wherein the second seat bottom member extends generally horizontally from the second wall and is generally coplanar with the first seat bottom member when the first seat bottom member is in the first position, and a storage position wherein the second seat bottom member extends generally vertically against the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Outboard Marine Corporation
    Inventor: Michael W. Lathers
  • Patent number: 4879962
    Abstract: A marine vehicle comprising a hull, and a convertible dinette/sleeper apparatus including a base supported by the hull and including a generally horizontal upper surface having therein a recess, a table portion having a generally planar upper surface, and means supporting the table portion for movement between a first position wherein the table portion is located above the recess and the upper surface of the table portion extends generally horizontally and is spaced above the upper surface of the base, and a second position wherein the table portion is located in the recess and the upper surface of the table portion is substantially coplanar with the upper surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Outboard Marine Corporation
    Inventor: Michael W. Lathers
  • Patent number: 4707871
    Abstract: A folding bed-table wherein the bed is convertible into a table, single or double desk, lounge or the like which includes a base frame having a pair of coextensive side members, extension members pivotally connected at one end to the free ends of the side members, the other end of the extension members being interconnected by a plate, a table hinged to the plate and a prop between the plate and extension member pivoted to one of them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Inventor: Adrian Pocanschi
  • Patent number: 4616370
    Abstract: An article of furniture having three panels each of which has a pair of spaced members which are interconnected by transverse members, two pairs of spaced members being interconnected by pivots and the other pairs of spaced members being interconnected by hinge on the outermost transverse members, the arrangement being such that the article can adopt a number of positions to be useable as a bed, seat or table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Inventors: Phillip R. Keenan, Anthony F. Keenan
  • Patent number: 4539722
    Abstract: A expandable mobile house trailer which includes a relatively rigid main body portion having a floor structure and opposite pairs of vertical side and end walls thereabout. Two parallel arch beam supports are located inside of the main body portion. Each of the arch beam supports is positioned adjacent to and affixed to one of the vertical side walls of the main body portion. The ends of the floor are attached to the corresponding ends of the two arch beam supports. A plurality of vertical structural tension members is affixed at spaced intervals to each of the two arch beam supports. The floor is suspended from the lower ends of the vertical structural member. Two of the structural tension members on each of the two arch beam supports are paired, act as main support members and have substantially more structural strength than the other structural tension members. The floor of the main body portion has a wheel well opening on each side between the two paired structural tension members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Inventor: Alphe Broussard
  • Patent number: 4506927
    Abstract: A convertible table, chair and bed combination is provided and consists of a first flat frame member having four legs, a second flat frame member and a third flat frame member having four legs. The second flat frame member is pivotally connected to top of one side of the first flat frame member and the bottom of one side of the third flat frame member so that by placing the third flat frame member in different positions a coffee table, a chair or a bed can be formed. A mattress is used in conjunction with the chair and the bed. A platform having a pair of pivotable legs is pivotally connected to the third flat frame member so that a coffee table can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Inventor: Anthony Lombardo
  • Patent number: 4343054
    Abstract: A floor-supported sofa frame has a bolster support back adjoined with end walls which are further interconnected by a crossplate enclosing an area containing a cushion support member spaced above the floor. The space between the cushion support member and the floor defines a storage area wherein a floor-supported trundle bed is removably housed for withdrawal to form a lateral extension of the cushion support member. The trundle bed defines a bolster support surface to receive two bolster members that normally form a back cushion for a sofa by superimposed positioning into a face-to-face arrangement. The bolster members are hinged together and have a thickness such that, when positioned side-by-side on the trundle bed, there is formed an extension to the sofa cushion and thereby forming a bed. The bolster members, sofa frame and trundle bed are usable separately as beds and combined as a sofa with the trundle bed usable separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Inventor: Dan S. Kane
  • Patent number: 4277856
    Abstract: An article of furniture which comprises first and second support members and at least one planar member supported by at least one of the support members, the support members being movable between first positions at which the planar member is substantially horizontal thereby forming a working top, and second positions at which the support members provide at least part of a sleeping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Inventor: Colin Danin
  • Patent number: 4180878
    Abstract: A waterbed frame including a support structure for supporting a water mattress, a support ledge for supporting a user while the user is getting into or out of the waterbed, and a transition member to help the user transfer from the support ledge to the water mattress and back is disclosed. In one arrangement, the transition member is a rigid leaf member pivotally connected to the support structure at the water mattress edge of the support ledge so that when a user moves from the support ledge to the leaf member, the leaf member lowers the user onto the water mattress, spreading the user's weight over the water mattress for the entire length of the leaf member. In one arrangement, the waterbed frame can be converted into an exercise table. In an arrangement especially suited for persons confined to wheelchairs, the support ledge and the top of the water mattress are at substantially the same height as the cushion on a standard height wheelchair, making transfer from a wheelchair to the waterbed frame easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Inventor: Dione H. Howell
  • Patent number: 3952342
    Abstract: An article of furniture basically comprising a combination bed and table, such as a drawing table. Four vertically disposed columns support a bed platform upon which a mattress may be located, and a table is supported directly above the bed platform on the columns for vertical adjustment thereon. A lamp support is mounted upon the columns directly above the table, and table vertical adjusting means in the form of a winch is mounted upon the lamp support, and through cables located within the columns provides vertical adjustment of the table. The table is mounted in guides for horizontal displacement thereof, and the table guides may be tilted to the horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Inventor: James E. Hart