Receptacles, Drawers And Compartments Patents (Class 5/308)
  • Patent number: 10799033
    Abstract: A waterbed system for placement on a ground surface can comprise one or more of the following components: a waterbed mattress, a foam structure around the periphery of the mattress, a platform below the mattress and the foam periphery for supporting the waterbed mattress and the foam structure, a foundation coupled to and extending downwardly from the platform, preferably a single, fire resistant polyester fiber baffle disposed within the waterbed mattress, a cover over the top surface of the mattress and around the outer surface of the foam structure, a water proof liner below the bottom surface of the mattress, a water bed heater under the liner between the liner and the upper surface of the platform, a layer of fiberglass insulation attached to the lower surface of the platform, and an accessory storage container coupled to the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Flotation LLC
    Inventors: Charlie Hall, Michael Geraghty
  • Patent number: 10750874
    Abstract: A modular bed assembly includes a front base frame, a rear base frame, a plurality of legs, and a drawer unit which includes a pair of guiding rails, a lateral faceplate, a flexible receptacle and a pair of guided members. The lateral faceplate defines a plane. The flexible receptacle has an upper marginal edge with two lateral edge segments each defining a lengthwise line, and is transformable between a collapsed state, where the lengthwise line is substantially parallel to the plane, and a deployed state, where the lengthwise line is substantially normal to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ULIFE HEALTHCARE INC.
    Inventor: Chi-Lung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10435193
    Abstract: A storage box for property storage having an open box side surrounded by an upper edge and closed by a lid engaged to the box edges to prevent the box from disengaging from the lid. The lid surroundingly engaging the upper edge of the box along a horizontal box flange around the perimeter of the open box side. A vertical box flange on three sides of the horizontal box flange surrounding the upper edge. A lid on the storage box. The lid having a box edge rail engagement for surroundingly and removably engaging the vertical box flange of the storage box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Moon
  • Patent number: 10040387
    Abstract: A truck bed cot has a generally rectangular platform, three legs upon one sidewall, two clamps upon an opposite sidewall, two endwalls, a plurality of slats between the sidewalls, two brackets for connection to a supporting surface, a heated sleeping pad, and a solar panel. The platform has a fore platform and an aft platform that receive the legs when the platform folds. The platform has an unfolded position with the fore platform coplanar with the aft platform. The platform, through its brackets and legs, adjusts its elevation relative to a supporting surface. The sleeping pad includes a control and battery in communication with the solar panel. The battery also provides ports for connection to various cables. A drawer provides storage and a flat surface for a user and a strap allows a user to carry the folded invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Miller O. Johnston
  • Patent number: 9320663
    Abstract: A gap filler assembly for filling a gap between adjacent sections of a bed. The gap filler assembly has a mattress portion that has an extension at one end thereof that extends between a gap between a first section of the bed and an adjacent second section of the bed. The mattress portion may be a supplemental mattress that is adjacent a side of a main mattress. The mattress portion may also have a hinged slider component on a bottom surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kreg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Poulos, Joseph Immordino, Patrick Harris
  • Patent number: 9259371
    Abstract: A siderail assembly comprises a siderail with a siderail body. The siderail body has a storage area integrated therein. The storage area has a bottom surface, at least one side surface, and an opening. The storage area is configured to removably retain at least one object therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Zerhusen
  • 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: 8935816
    Abstract: A bed that allows a user to easily slide the mattress away from the wall for making the bed or changing the sheets without having to reach around the nightstand or other furniture and then slide the mattress back into place for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Sweet
  • Patent number: 8931123
    Abstract: An assemblable mattress support can be shipped with all of its components compactly packed into the headboard. The mattress support includes a foldable longitudinal bar, a lateral bar, side panels, wooden slats, block legs and a footboard, all of which fit inside a compartment in the headboard. In an assembled state of the mattress support, a first connector at one end of the longitudinal bar attaches to a third connector on the outside of the headboard. A second connector at the other end of the longitudinal bar attaches to a fourth connector on the footboard. The middle of the lateral bar connects to the middle of the longitudinal bar. The block legs are attached to the bottom sides of the headboard and footboard. The slats are attached to one another by fabric ribbons and are placed in parallel over the longitudinal bar and support ledges on the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 8856983
    Abstract: An adjustable bed frame includes a headboard, a pair of longitudinal side rails in spaced-apart, parallel relationship, and a telescoping slat assembly connecting the headboard and side rails together to define a rectangular bed frame that is adjustable between a first rectangular size and a second rectangular size smaller than the first rectangular size. The telescoping slat assembly includes a set of tubular members that telescopically receive a respective set of elongated members to form telescoping slats. The tubular members have one end secured to one of the side rails and extend away therefrom in parallel, spaced apart relationship. The elongated members have one end secured to the other one of the side rails and extend away therefrom in parallel, spaced-apart relationship. The side rails are slidably secured to the headboard to facilitate movement of the frame between the first and second rectangular sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Espacio, LLC
    Inventor: Sami Hayek
  • Patent number: 8826704
    Abstract: A rapid-access weapon safe comprising a lock box having a bottom, three sides, and a lower front panel defining an opening adapted to receive a user's hand into a chamber and at least one weapon; a weapon support in the chamber for supporting the weapon's position where a user's hand easily grasp the weapon and for protecting a weapon stored in the chamber; quick-access doors having at least two doors sealing the opening, a lock securing the doors, and a spring adapted to rapidly open the doors when the lock is opened; and a mounting bracket adapted to affix the safe onto a desired location; whereby, the safe can be mounted in a desired location, the safe doors quickly deploy when the user opens the safe, allowing an authorized user quick access to the weapon inside while preventing unauthorized access when the safe is closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph Marshall
  • 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: 8656533
    Abstract: A furniture assembly may generally include a frame having legs for supporting the frame. The legs may generally define a space under the frame. A panel may be configured to be coupled to the frame to conceal at least part of the space under the frame. A furniture assembly may also, or alternatively, generally include a frame having a surface, and an overlay configured to be coupled to the frame to cover at least part of the surface of the frame. The overlay may provide a select appearance to the frame at the surface. A furniture assembly may further, or alternatively, generally include a frame having an opening, and an insert configured to be coupled to the frame at the opening. The insert may provide a select appearance to the frame at the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Night and Day Furniture LLC
    Inventors: Joel Grossman, Mike Gallawa, Howard Porter
  • Patent number: 8635722
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a molded bed having a contoured sleeping surface surrounded by a liquid barrier. The sleeping surface having a plurality of channels formed therein terminating at a plurality of drains extending through the bed to direct loose liquid on the sleeping surface through a drain. The bed further comprising a means for attaching the bed to a floor and a tamper resistance glide assembly inserted in a foot on the bed, the glide comprising a floor engaging pad having a support shaft extending there from, a traveler on the support shaft. The traveler fixed in a glide pocket in the foot. The pad traversing axially in the glide pocket to orient the sleeping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Norix Group, Inc
    Inventors: Brian Moon, Jed C. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8510881
    Abstract: A hospital bed (12) is provided having a slidably extendable drawer (14) in which a removable bed pan (16) is disposed. The drawer (14) fits under the mid-section of the bed, and the bed is provided with a mattress (20) having stationary cushions (22) and moveable cushions (24). The moveable cushions (24) are located in a central portion of the mattress (20) and configured for sliding out from underneath a person lying on the bed (12). A pair of cushion guide tracks (56) are provided which are have a serpentine profile, such that sections (48, 50) of the movable cushions (24) may be lowered and them moved from beneath the body of a person for accessing a central opening (26) beneath which the removable bed pan (16) is located when the drawer (14) is inserted fully into the mid-section of the bed (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Han Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8505133
    Abstract: A bed/desk combination wherein the desk is disposed above the bed and unneeded space above the foot of the bed is used for the sitting portion of the desk and unneeded space below the desk surface as well as further space unneeded by the desk function is used for the space above the head of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Albert C. Pollard, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20110296610
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a molded bed having a contoured sleeping surface surrounded by a liquid barrier. The sleeping surface having a plurality of channels formed therein terminating at a plurality of drains extending through the bed to direct loose liquid on the sleeping surface through a drain. The bed further comprising a means for attaching the bed to a floor and a tamper resistance glide assembly inserted in a foot on the bed, the glide comprising a floor engaging pad having a support shaft extending there from, a traveler on the support shaft. The traveler fixed in a glide pocket in the foot. The pad traversing axially in the glide pocket to orient the sleeping surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Moon, Jed Richardson
  • 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: 8015639
    Abstract: A folding bed for supporting an intended user having a torso and a pair of lower limbs. First and second supporting sections are provided for supporting respectively the torso and the lower limbs and are pivotally coupled together through a first-to-second section pivotal link for pivotal movement between an extended configuration and a bent configuration. When the first and second supporting sections are respectively in the extended and bent configurations, the first-to-second section pivotal link is respectively at a first and a second level relative to the frame base, the second level being substantially lower than the first level. The first and second supporting sections are movable by the intended user between the extended and bent configurations with the intended user laying in the bed and moving the torso with respect to the lower limbs to change an angle therebetween and cause a corresponding change in an angle between the first and second supporting sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Martin Boudreau
  • Patent number: 7971289
    Abstract: A portable self-contained bed-on-demand system is presented which includes a portable collapsible self-contained storage bed and support assembly and a portable self-contained peripheral support system, or headwall, adapted to the bed that supplies medical-grade power, ventilation, and an oxygen treatment system. The bed-on-demand system duplicates, in a self-contained package usable outside a hospital environment, the critical facilities provided to a patient in a traditional hospital room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Emerg, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Payne, Michael Carmagnola, Jr., Byron Scott Creasy
  • Patent number: 7971290
    Abstract: A bunk bed having a staircase and chest unit that can be mounted to either end of the bunk bed frame. The staircase opens to the front side of the bunk bed whereas drawers pull outwardly in a direction from the end of the bunk bed. The drawers may be mounted to either end of the bed frame with the drawers being reversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Woodcrest Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark L. Woodhams
  • Patent number: 7971299
    Abstract: A mattress has at least one cavity that is covered by a flap formed by the top quilt or covering of the mattress. The cavity is formed by eliminating one or more foam layers corresponding to the size, shape and depth of the desired cavity. In a preferred embodiment, two or more cavities are provided, each at a corner of the mattress. The top quilt, forming the flap, is secured with the use of releasable fasteners, such as hook and loop fasteners, to completely conceal the pocket when closed. The releasable fasteners allow the flap to be conveniently opened and closed so that jewelry, currency or other valuables and items can be placed within or removed from the one or more hidden cavities. The manner of creating the hidden cavity allows for ease in manufacturing without additional cost, labor or materials other than the releasable fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Oscar Soifer
  • Patent number: 7917977
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a storage area within a box spring is disclosed. The system uses a storage box having a storage compartment and a locking door that provides access to the storage compartment. Attached to the storage box is a base plate that is attached to the storage compartment, the base plate includes an engagement hook. The box spring includes a stringer, and is used to support a mattress. The engagement hook of the base plate of the storage box engages the stringer of the box spring while the storage box is in use, so that the storage box is retained within the box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Steven Remis
  • Patent number: 7845030
    Abstract: A collapsible and portable frame apparatus and storage system for bed mattresses replacing standard box springs is herein disclosed. The apparatus is intended for residential use or where space limitations restrict the delivery or movement of conventional box spring units. The apparatus consists of vertical sections that provide support for a platform for a conventional top mattress a typical distance above the floor. The perimeter base frame comprises attached lockable furniture casters and a plurality of interior compartments for storage. The apparatus comprises width adjustable inserts and is provided in a variety of sizes corresponding to common standard mattress sizes. The use of this apparatus with a mattress does not impede that making of the bed with standard bedding in a normal manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald L. Pollard
  • Patent number: 7845033
    Abstract: A medical examination table is provided. The medical examination table comprises a base providing a storage area, a patient support movable independent of the base between a lowered position and a raised position, and a lift mechanism coupled to the patient support for moving the patient support between the lowered position and the raised position. The patient support comprises a backrest and a seat. Movement of the patient support independent or separately from the base and without interfering with the storage areas within the base may allow for the efficient use of the examination table as a storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Brewer Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jack A. DeBraal, Michael J. Marchant, Mark E. Jensen, Michael Bargiel, Michael F. Hoft, Richard Walters
  • Patent number: 7832031
    Abstract: The bunk bed with integral staircase includes upper and lower bunks with a set of steps or stairs assembled integrally therewith as a single unit. The staircase includes a chest of drawers therein to provide storage. The staircase structure is configured to allow certain components to be interchanged from one side to the other, permitting the staircase to be assembled to either end of the bunk bed structure as desired. The drawers of the chest extend laterally from the side of the staircase, and may be removed, turned around, and reinstalled in the opposite side of the staircase as desired, according to which end of the bunks the staircase is attached. The bed structure, and particularly the lower bunk, may include additional features, such as additional storage drawers therebeneath, and/or the lower bunk may have a greater width than the upper bunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony C. Lupo
  • Patent number: 7810189
    Abstract: A folding bed for supporting an intended user having a torso and a pair of lower limbs. First and second supporting sections are provided for supporting respectively the torso and the lower limbs and are pivotally coupled together through a first-to-second section pivotal link for pivotal movement between an extended configuration and a bent configuration. When the first and second supporting sections are respectively in the extended and bent configurations, the first-to-second section pivotal link is respectively at a first and a second level relative to the frame base, the second level being substantially lower than the first level. A retaining member attached to the first supporting section constrains the movement of the first supporting section such that when the first and second supporting sections are moved from the elongated configuration to the bent configuration, the second supporting section is moved towards the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Martin Boudreau
  • Patent number: 7805781
    Abstract: A guard-style device intended to prevent or hinder access to under bed storage areas is herein disclosed, comprising a series of interlocking panels providing an adjustable rectangular structure that is approximately the size of a bed. The device can be placed under a bed at its perimeter and is held in place to the bed frame by a plurality of connecting features. In such a position, the device reduces dust and dirt from accumulating under a bed, provides an element of increased security for objects that are stored under the bed, and prevents pets such as dogs, cats, and the like from running under the bed during storms or when seeking seclusion. The device also provides a unique visual element; however, it can easily be covered by a dust ruffle should its appearance not be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Shirley K. Smith
  • 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: 20090241263
    Abstract: A medical examination table is provided. The medical examination table comprises a base providing a storage area, a patient support movable independent of the base between a lowered position and a raised position, and a lift mechanism coupled to the patient support for moving the patient support between the lowered position and the raised position. The patient support comprises a backrest and a seat. Movement of the patient support independent or separately from the base and without interfering with the storage areas within the base may allow for the efficient use of the examination table as a storage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Jack A. DeBraal, Michael J. Marchant, Mark E. Jensen, Michael Bargiel, Michael F. Hoft, Richard Walters
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7562408
    Abstract: The sleeper storage apparatus is partially made of a pliable rectangular panel substantially sized to match a length and width dimension of a bunk in a sleeper cab. The first round rigid spine is removably affixed within the panel top, with a plurality of spaced apart upper straps removably affixed to the first rigid spine. The second rigid spine is removably affixed within the panel bottom with a plurality of spaced apart lower straps removably affixed to the second spine. Each of the upper straps is selectively hooked to one of each of the lower straps, each attached upper and lower strap forming a strap pair. Each strap pair is removably wrapped around the bunk. A plurality of pliable pockets is affixed to the panel, including a hamper pocket with lower opening and trap door to ease in emptying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventors: Kenneth Johnson, Kenneth Johnson
  • Patent number: 7513000
    Abstract: A medical examination table is provided. The medical examination table comprises a base providing a storage area, a patient support movable independent of the base between a lowered position and a raised position, and a lift mechanism coupled to the patient support for moving the patient support between the lowered position and the raised position. The patient support comprises a backrest and a seat. Movement of the patient support independent or separately from the base and without interfering with the storage areas within the base may allow for the efficient use of the examination table as a storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: The Brewer Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jack A. DeBraal, Michael J. Marchant, Mark E. Jensen, Michael Bargiel, Michael F. Hoft, Richard Walters
  • Publication number: 20090064415
    Abstract: A portable self-contained bed-on-demand system is presented which includes a portable collapsible self-contained storage bed and support assembly and a portable self-contained peripheral support system, or headwall, adapted to the bed that supplies medical-grade power, ventilation, and an oxygen treatment system. The bed-on-demand system duplicates, in a self-contained package usable outside a hospital environment, the critical facilities provided to a patient in a traditional hospital room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Payne, Michael Carmagnola, JR., Byron Scott Creasy
  • Patent number: 7444705
    Abstract: An air bed is disclosed. The air bed includes an air pump, an inflatable body and a cabinet detachably or fixedly connected to the inflatable body. The cabinet is a rollable and foldable airbag having at least one valve for inflation and deflation and includes at least one recess for receiving an air pump and other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Krystal Star International Corporation
    Inventor: Tao-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20080263765
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding bed which is covered with a mattress (9) and comprises a head frame, back frame and foot frame (8, 7, 6) which are connected to one another in an articulated manner and are arranged in a collapsed state in a basic frame (1) or box such that they can be raised and lowered by means of a lifting mechanism (4), in which case the lifting mechanism (4) comprises scissors-type lifting arrangements which are provided on both sides of the head frame (8), are spring-loaded for lifting action, and have their top ends articulated on the end sides of the head frame (8), and that the first scissors arm (47) is articulated, at the top end, on a short block link (43) at the back-part head-frame end at an articulation (44) on which acts a link plate (42) which is connected in an articulated manner to a control arm (41) and is connected to a spacing head-frame connector (20) of the head frame (8) and of the back frame (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Jean Brossier
  • Publication number: 20080236452
    Abstract: Convertible, multi-functional furniture is disclosed that has at least a standard configuration and a converted configuration, the standard and converted configurations providing different uses for the convertible furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Michael J. Pratt, David W. Bradley
  • Patent number: 7418747
    Abstract: A furniture member adapted to act as a versatile headboard is disclosed. The furniture member has a substantially vertical back member, two side members, a substantially vertical, lower front member and an angled front member collectively defining an interior space with the angled front member extending upward at a slope between the front lower member and a top edge of the vertical back member. The furniture member is placed against a mattress and box spring arrangement allowing people on the mattress to sit up by leaning against the angled front member. Adjustment of the angled front member is also disclosed. Use of the furniture member permits people to comfortably read, eat, use a laptop and conduct various other activities while in seated in bed. The furniture member also provides storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Jason D. Myers
  • Patent number: 7367069
    Abstract: A lifting mechanism is disclosed for a bed deck having a top surface where a user may lie thereon and a bottom surface. The bed deck is rotatably mounted to a bed platform having a recessed storage area. The bed deck can be moved from a horizontal to a non-horizontal position. The lifting mechanism is at least partially disposed in the recessed storage area and includes a torsion bar having a first end and a second end; a cam follower rigidly mounted to the torsion bar proximal to the first end; an anchor arm rigidly mounted to the torsion bar proximal to the second end; a mechanism for mounting the torsion bar with the bed platform; and a cam mounted to the bottom surface of the bed deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventors: Michelle D. Connell, Fred M. Meyer, Douglas S. Meyer, Frank L. O'Brein
  • Patent number: 7181784
    Abstract: A bedding storage system for storing pillows and bedding includes a headboard being positioned adjacent to a head of a bed. The headboard includes a peripheral wall defining an interior space of the headboard. The peripheral wall includes a pair of side edges each defining one of a pair of side open ends. The side open ends permit the pillows and the bedding to be inserted into the interior space. A medial wall is attached to the peripheral wall and positioned in the interior space to divide the interior space into an upper portion and a lower portion. Each of a plurality of shelf assemblies is positioned in the interior space. Each of the shelf assemblies is extendable from one of the side open ends of the headboard to receive pillows and bedding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: Sandra L. Geilear
  • Patent number: 7043781
    Abstract: A foundation for supporting a mattress is the subject of this invention. The foundation includes first and second side boards which present a mattress supporting surface and are adapted to be coupled with a head board and a foot board. A plurality of tenon and yoke assemblies are coupled with the side boards in spaced apart relationship along the length of the side boards; the assemblies on one side board being aligned with those on the other side board. A plurality of stretcher boards are adapted to be received by the tenon and yoke assemblies and include slots to accommodate relative movement between the stretcher boards and the side boards. Nut and bolt assemblies are provided for holding the stretcher boards rigid relative to the tenon and yoke assemblies. A single stretcher board can accommodate two or more different sizes of mattresses. Optional drawers may be provided in the side boards to occupy the space which would be consumed by a box springs in a conventional mattress construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Jeffery B. Madison
  • Patent number: 6931676
    Abstract: A corner headboard formed of a three sided structure that may be positioned in a corner of the room with the bed extending angularly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: E. Patrick Henley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6895611
    Abstract: A toy storage cover for a portable play yard includes four outer panels shaped to surround the outer walls of the play yard attached at their top edges to four inner panels shaped to line the play yard. A floor panel joins the inner panels and is secured to the floor of the play yard by a mattress pad shaped to fit within the inner panels above the floor of the play yard. A series of pockets are attached to the outer panels of the cover. The pockets have smaller pockets within them or on their outer surfaces. Tie-down straps, fitted foot pockets or attachments through the play yard walls are used to secure the cover to the play yard. The toy storage cover may be adapted to play yards of various designs, cribs or other open topped containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Arms Reach Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 6785920
    Abstract: A bed frame system for providing storage under a mattress. The bed frame system includes a plurality of storage assemblies being designed for being positioned under the mattress to support the mattress. Each of the storage assemblies comprises a perimeter wall defining an interior space of the associated one of the storage assemblies whereby the interior space of each of the storage assemblies is designed for receiving items to be stored under the mattress. The storage assemblies are selectively coupled together. Each of the storage assemblies comprises a plurality of casters being coupled to the perimeter wall. Each of the casters is designed for being positioned between the perimeter wall of the associated one of the storage assemblies and a support surface for facilitating moving of the storage assemblies across the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Cesar F. Amador, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6763535
    Abstract: A unitary pillow display appearing as different pillows of varying sizes, shapes, and textures. The single unitary pillow display appears formed of a number of individual and non-joined pillows, and mimics the contemporary decorating technique of stacking a plurality of different pillows on a furniture surface. Variations in the material of the pillow sham heighten the illusion by providing the possibility of radical differences in coverings of varying parts of the display. The sham may enclose the unitary display in a highly permanent manner, or it may have an opening, with optional closure means, to allow it to slip over the display. The display may have sleeping pillow recesses in the body of the display. The display may be provided with a wide variety of optional accessories, such as pockets and means for hanging storage of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Charlene C. Mann
  • Publication number: 20040068797
    Abstract: A medical examination table which is movable between a lowered patient entry/exit position and a raised patient examination position. A scissor-lift assembly is provided to raise and lower the examination table. The examination table includes a drawer having a pivotal front panel which is adapted to support instruments or other items thereon when the drawer is folded to a downward position. The examination table further includes a storage pocket located beneath the backrest. The storage pocket and its contents are concealed when the backrest is lowered and are accessible when the backrest is inclined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: Midmark Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur D. Smith, Bart L. Milbourn, Joseph P. Schlater, Leo R. Hanus, Richard L. Turner, Rainer B. Teufel, Jeff T. DeBord
  • Publication number: 20040049847
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for sleeping or relaxing employing a hollow foundation interposed between a bedframe and a mattress, with the foundation adapted for the storage of objects by including at least one storage drawer that extends from a frame of the foundation to its interior, the frame having opposed elongated sides and the storage drawer extends into the foundation from one of its elongated sides and from the opposite one of the elongated sides so that a plurality of storage drawers can occupy substantially the entire interior of the foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas Leoutsakos
  • Patent number: 6704952
    Abstract: A storage locker for a sleeping cot (L) comprises a rigid container (90) of predetermined height, length, width, and cross-sectional shape, with a top (91), a bottom (92), a front (93), a back (94), a right end (95), a left end (116) and a recessed handle assembly (104). Vertical partitions (117, 119, and 120), and horizontal partitions (124, 126, and 128) within container (90) bound drawers (106), open-face compartments (108), and closed-faced compartments (118 and 121) fronted by access doors (110). Drawers (106) and doors (110) are locked closed by conventional cam locks (114). Container end apertures (96) facilitate optional attachment of prior-art foldable beverage container holder(s) (172) using various conventional fasteners including variable depth push fasteners (180). And apertures (100 and 101) in top 91 of container 90 facilitate its demountable attachment to a variety of sleeping cots (C) using conventional u-bolt assemblies (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Eugene Daniel Kurtz
  • Patent number: 6675408
    Abstract: Modular airplane shaped bedroom furniture provides a line of bedroom furniture for children that is in the general shape of an airplane. The body of the airplane incorporates a standard twin size mattress. The nose of the modular airplane shaped bedroom furniture incorporates a clothes hamper and wastebasket, while the top of the nose section provides a desk. The single center-mounted propeller is fixed in place so that it cannot turn and provides hanging hooks for clothes, book bags and the like. The wing section on one side of the modular airplane shaped bedroom furniture is a toy box, while the wing on the other side provides six drawers for storage. Under-bed storage provides room for more drawers or an additional roll away bed for use by another child. The tail section can be used as a bookshelf or for storage of shoes. Finally, the cockpit area can be used for storage of a radio, CD player, small television or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Cecile L. Mason
  • Publication number: 20030226203
    Abstract: A bedding assembly is provided having an integrated storage area. The assembly has one or more platforms having a recessed storage area and a deck pivotably mounted to the platform. The deck may be pivoted over the platform between a horizontal position where a use can lie upon the deck, such as for sleeping, and a non-horizontal position to allow access to the storage area of the platform. The platforms may be coupled together at a distance from one another by a pair of end frames. Optionally, garment hooks may be rotatably mounted onto the bed assembly and rotatable between a use position, for hanging items thereon, and a stowage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventor: Michelle D. Connell