Having Bottom Patents (Class 5/400)
  • Patent number: 9684699
    Abstract: In a system to convert semantic layer metadata to support a database conversion, semantic layer information is read from a semantic layer file defined for an input database. The read semantic layer information is converted to converted semantic layer information using a metadata integration bridge. The converted semantic layer information is loaded as a model. Prologue code is written to a replication code file based on the loaded model. Data source information is identified from the loaded model. Data source information code is written to the replication code file based on the identified data source information. Epilog code is written to the replication code file. Replication code stored in the replication code file is executed to create an information map. Data stored in the input database is accessed using the created information map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent C. DelGobbo, Elizabeth J. McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9265350
    Abstract: Furniture having a structural frame with at least one pair of opposing u-shaped rails adapted to receive a replaceable section that is slid into the rails and supported by the rails and one or more slats. The replaceable section can, optionally, be locked in place once it has been inserted. Because a replaceable section easily slides into its u-shaped rails, it is quick and easy to replace such sections, which can be made of less expensive and less sturdy construction than the solid structural frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Henry Davotian
  • Publication number: 20150143630
    Abstract: A bed frame has: a left side component that includes an elongated left side rail and an extending segment at each end; and a right side component that includes an elongated right side rail and an extending segment at each end. Each such extending segment is pivotally attached to the corresponding elongated right side rail and is capable of being pivoted from substantially parallel it to substantially perpendicular it. Each of the elongated left side rail and the elongated right side rail includes two main sections that are pivotally attached to a shorter center member. At each end, the extending segments of the left side component and the right side component detachably couple to each other, forming lateral components of a bed frame assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Harrow
  • Patent number: 9027181
    Abstract: A foldable bed may include a first bed unit and a second bed unit. The first bed unit has a first bed frame and a second bed frame. Underneath the first and second bed frames are restorable leg and rear leg, so the first bed unit can be safely disposed on the ground. One side of the first and second bed frame has a first joint mechanism. The second bed unit has a first bed frame and a second bed frame, which are supported by a supporting leg, so the second bed unit can be safely disposed on the ground. A long slot on the first bed frame and second bed frame is provided for a securing unit to insert to connect with a connecting hole of the first joint mechanism, so the first bed unit and second bed unit can be connected as a foldable sofa bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kuan-Chieh Yu
  • Publication number: 20150089740
    Abstract: An adjustable, collapsible mattress support for a box spring has cross bars with slidably connected sections. A first section of each cross bar is fixedly attached to a band that folds around the second section and slides along the second section. A bolt that passes through holes in the second section slides into a slot in the band. By aligning the slot over one of the holes through which the bolt passes, the length of the cross bars can be adjusted to accommodate the widths of different sized box springs and mattresses. The first section is fixedly attached to a hinge plate. First and second bars are pivotally attached to the plate. The first and second bars pivot about parallel axes that pass through the plate at separate fixed locations and that are orthogonal to the plate. The mattress support accommodates full, Queen, California King and Eastern King sized mattresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 8990979
    Abstract: A ready-to-assemble bed foundation including a pair of exterior beams connectable to a pair of transverse end members having openings, and an interior beam between the exterior beams having opposing end portions configured to engage the openings in the transverse end members. A method of selling a bed, and a method of assembling a bed are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Larry J Craver, Dean F Lail
  • 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: 8978176
    Abstract: An adjustable, collapsible mattress support for a box spring has cross bars with slidably connected sections. A first section of each cross bar is fixedly attached to a band that folds around the second section and slides along the second section. A bolt that passes through holes in the second section slides into a slot in the band. By aligning the slot over one of the holes through which the bolt passes, the length of the cross bars can be adjusted to accommodate the widths of different sized box springs and mattresses. The first section is fixedly attached to a hinge plate. First and second bars are pivotally attached to the plate. The first and second bars pivot about parallel axes that pass through the plate at separate fixed locations and that are orthogonal to the plate. The mattress support accommodates full, Queen, California King and Eastern King sized mattresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 8950022
    Abstract: A mattress-bearing hospital bed comprises a hospital bed body on which a plurality of hook-and-loop fasteners are installed and a mattress structure which comprises a silicone layer with straight grooves thereon, a polyurethane film covering the silicone layer, and a velvet fabric layer whose one surface is melt to the plane bottom of the polyurethane film covering the silicone layer and other surface contacts the hospital bed body by means of the hook-and-loop fasteners in order to attach the mattress structure to the hospital bed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Hui-Mei Chen
  • Patent number: 8935819
    Abstract: Mattress foundations and kits include a first side rail, a second side rail, a first end rail, a second end rail, and at least one center rail. The foundations and kits further include a plurality of slats of varying lengths. The invention may further include a method of assembling a foundation kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Rick Hartley
  • Patent number: 8898832
    Abstract: A foldable mattress support has an adjustable inner frame with a ratchet support for raising the head of a mattress. Legs are incorporated into the side and end bars of the mattress support. Upper and lower bars of the support are pivotally attached to the vertical plate of a hinge. Bolts oriented along axes of rotation pass through the bars and through the vertical plate. A first upper bar pivots about a first axis; a second upper bar pivots about a second axis; a first lower bar pivots about a third axis; and a second lower bar pivots about a fourth axis. Each of the axes is orthogonal to the vertical plate, and the third axis is spaced farther apart from the fourth axis than the first axis is spaced apart from the second axis. The distal ends of the upper and lower bars are pivotally attached to end bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20140345050
    Abstract: A support device designed to extend between two long sides of a bed base frame or of a seat base frame so as to support a mattress. Implementations of the device may include a lower section comprising at least one elongate crosspiece suitable for being fastened to respective ones of the two long sides of the frame, an upper section comprising a platform suitable for supporting the mattress, and an intermediate section resiliently interconnecting the lower section and the upper section via a plurality of resilient members that are disposed along the crosspiece. In various implementations, the longitudinal spacing between the two first resilient members that are closest to the first end of the crosspiece is greater than the longitudinal spacing between the two first resilient members that are closest to the middle of the crosspiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jacques LOBRY
  • Publication number: 20140338125
    Abstract: A wrap around bed frame for use in supporting a box spring and mattress. The bed frame has the normal side rails and cross members and also has a foot member that is affixed to the foot ends of the side rails such that the foot member provides support for the foot end of the bedding and prevents sagging and damage from weight being exerted at the foot end of the bedding. The entire bed frame can be assembled with fittings that do not require tools for assembly and thus, the bed frame can be assembled easily by the user by simply sliding or snapping the components together. Protective shields cover the bed frame so as to prevent tearing of the linen, bed spreads or other bed coverings used with the bed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Richard S. Polevoy, Paul E. Carlson, Michael W. Konieczny, Robert L. Naas
  • Publication number: 20140325757
    Abstract: A bed panel structure contains a body including two bed frames and the two bed frames are a left bed frame and a right bed frame. Each bed frame has a plurality of rods defined between an outer support and an inner support, and the inner support has a plurality of through holes and plural screwing orifices, the outer support has a plurality of notches corresponding to the plurality of through holes so that each end of a respective one of plural shafts is retained in each notch via each through hole, and a respective one of a plurality of C-shaped retainers connects with each screwing orifice of the inner support, thus assembling the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Kuan-Meng Lin
  • Patent number: 8869324
    Abstract: A bed panel structure contains a body including two bed frames and the two bed frames are a left bed frame and a right bed frame. Each bed frame has a plurality of rods defined between an outer support and an inner support, and each inner support has a plurality of through holes and plural screwing orifices, each outer support has a plurality of notches corresponding to the plurality of through holes so that each end of a respective one of a plurality of shafts is retained in each notch via each through hole, and a respective one of a plurality of C-shaped retainers connects with each screwing orifice of the inner supports, thus assembling the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Kuan-Meng Lin
  • Publication number: 20140298583
    Abstract: An foldable bed frame including a plurality of longitudinal beams spaced apart and parallel to each other. Each longitudinal beam is formed by a pair of longitudinal bars that are pivotally connected together. The bed frame also includes a plurality of transverse beams spaced apart and parallel to each other. Each transverse beam is formed by a pair of transverse bars that are pivotally connected together. Each transverse bar has a first sliding member slidingly coupled with a second sliding member for adjusting the bed frame to predetermined widths. The bed frame also includes legs connected to a corresponding lower side of each longitudinal bar free end. The longitudinal and transverse bars are coupled together to form a generally rectangular frame when the bed frame is in an open configuration, and are folded adjacent and parallel to each other when the bed frame is in a folded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ki Ho Jin
  • Publication number: 20140283299
    Abstract: A foldable mattress support has an adjustable inner frame with a ratchet support for raising the head of a mattress. Legs are incorporated into the side and end bars of the mattress support. Upper and lower bars of the support are pivotally attached to the vertical plate of a hinge. Bolts oriented along axes of rotation pass through the bars and through the vertical plate. A first upper bar pivots about a first axis; a second upper bar pivots about a second axis; a first lower bar pivots about a third axis; and a second lower bar pivots about a fourth axis. Each of the axes is orthogonal to the vertical plate, and the third axis is spaced farther apart from the fourth axis than the first axis is spaced apart from the second axis. The distal ends of the upper and lower bars are pivotally attached to end bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20140259396
    Abstract: A knockdown bed is formed of a first bed frame and a second bed frame. The first bed frame includes a top side, a bottom side, and an insertion member. The insertion member has an insertion end, a fixed end connected with the bottom side, two lateral sides, and two abutment surfaces connected with the two lateral sides. The two abutment surfaces gradually approach each other from the fixed end to the insertion end. The second bed frame includes a top side, a bottom side, and a slot member adjacent to the first bed frame. The slot member is formed of two sidewalls, two abutment walls connected with the two sidewalls, and a slot, into which the insertion member can be inserted to interconnect the first and second bed frames. In this way, the knockdown bed can be easily assembled and structurally firm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: PPJ. LLC, RUOEY LUNG ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Philip Woods MCCARTY, Philip Reid SHERMAN, Chuan-Hang SHIH
  • Patent number: 8832882
    Abstract: A mattress comprises an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface. The mattress further includes first and second opposing side surfaces extending between the upper surface and the lower surface and third and fourth opposing side surfaces extending between the upper surface and the lower surface and between the first and second opposing side surfaces. A core section is formed by the upper and lower surfaces and first and second opposing core section side surfaces and third and fourth opposing core section side surfaces and an extension extends outwardly from a side surface of the core section. The extension is fixedly connected to or integral with the core section and the extension provides the upper surface with a greater area than the lower surface. The extension is capable of supporting a user without a support structure being positioned below the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: King Koil Licensing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Roberts, Ross Olinski, Owen Shoemaker, Raheel Sadiq
  • Publication number: 20140250594
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an adjustable bed with a deck-on-deck appearance. A concealing assembly is attached to the center frame of an articulating bed, wherein the concealing assembly is situated below the mattress platform and conceals the base frame as the center frame moves along the base frame when the bed articulates. In other embodiments, such as for non-wall hugger beds where the center frame is stationary, a concealing assembly may still be used but will also be stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ASCION, LLC
    Inventor: Martin B. Rawls-Meehan
  • Patent number: 8813279
    Abstract: Mattress and foundation assemblies generally include a mattress; and a mattress foundation for supporting the mattress, the mattress foundation including a frame configured to elevate the mattress relative to ground; and upper and lower flexible mesh suspension layers spaced apart from one another, each independently supported by a plurality of carriers at discrete points about the surface of the suspension layers, wherein the carriers are pivotably coupled to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig Saunders, J. Evan Spirk, Lindsey Tufts, Alex Velet, Steve Hughett
  • Publication number: 20140230147
    Abstract: A bedbug infestation-resistant bed including: a rectangular metal frame comprising four elongate, rigid frame members including a first pair of end rails and a second pair of side rails; one or more elongate, rigid metal support members extending transversely across the frame between opposing side rails; four metal legs, each coupled at and extending downwardly from a respective one of four corners of the frame; and a metal wire mesh infill expanse forming a planar support surface extending within a perimeter of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CENTRAL CITY CONCERN
    Inventors: Michelle Boyle, David L. Brown
  • Patent number: 8806677
    Abstract: A pedestal bed base uses four corner assemblies to connect side and end members without the need for fasteners or tools. Each corner assembly comprises only two plastic pieces which may be secured to the side and end members of the pedestal bed base frame in a snap-fit manner and secured to each other. The corner assemblies enable a person to assemble the pedestal bed base quicker and less expensively than if such assembler had to use tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Bartelsmeyer, Joy Fozard, David W. Stroud
  • Publication number: 20140208506
    Abstract: A pedestal bed base uses four corner assemblies to connect side and end members without the need for fasteners or tools. Each corner assembly comprises only two plastic pieces which may be secured to the side and end members of the pedestal bed base frame in a snap-fit manner and secured to each other. The corner assemblies enable a person to assemble the pedestal bed base quicker and less expensively than if such assembler had to use tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert A. Bartelsmeyer, Joy Fozard, David W. Stroud
  • Patent number: 8769740
    Abstract: A foldable mattress support has an adjustable inner frame with a ratchet support for raising the head of a mattress. Legs are incorporated into the side and end bars of the mattress support. Upper and lower bars of the support are pivotally attached to the vertical plate of a hinge. Bolts oriented along axes of rotation pass through the bars and through the vertical plate. A first upper bar pivots about a first axis; a second upper bar pivots about a second axis; a first lower bar pivots about a third axis; and a second lower bar pivots about a fourth axis. Each of the axes is orthogonal to the vertical plate, and the third axis is spaced farther apart from the fourth axis than the first axis is spaced apart from the second axis. The distal ends of the upper and lower bars are pivotally attached to end bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20140182060
    Abstract: A mattress assembly includes a foundation that defines first and second axes oriented along the length and the width of the foundation, respectively. The mattress assembly further includes a mattress supported atop the foundation and means for securing the mattress to the foundation to inhibit sliding movement of the mattress relative to the foundation along at least one of the first and second axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Tom Mikkelsen, Christopher L. Glover, Kelly W. Chandler, Norman L. Vaughn, Lauren C. Gatto, J. Mark Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8739333
    Abstract: A bedbug-resistant bed comprises a horizontal right-rectangular frame including four open angled rigid members pair-wise joined at their eight termini in four corners; one or more support members extending across the frame near the upper edge of the joined angled members; and a right-rectangular wire mesh infill expanse extending within a perimeter of the frame and affixed along upper inwardly extending expanses of the joined angled members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Central City Concern
    Inventors: Michelle Boyle, David L. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140013504
    Abstract: A foldable bed having a frame and a cover attached to the frame. The frame has two handles, four legs and two identical side beams which is linked with four pairs of scissoring bars. All parts are able to be solid therefore a strength thereof can be significantly increased and a noise bring by telescoping tubes may be eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Libin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140013505
    Abstract: A bedding element including a first large principal face opposite a second large principal face and divided lengthwise into portions that define. on the first large principal face, first successive receiving areas (A1 to A7) of which a first succession (A1 to A7) defines a first resting area and of which a second succession (A7 to A1) opposite the first defines a second resting area; and on the second large principal face, second successive receiving areas (B1 to B7) of which a first succession (B1 to B7) defines a third resting area and of which a second succession (B7 to B1) opposite the first defines a fourth resting area. The portions of the bedding element that define these receiving areas have differentiated mechanical characteristics so that the four resting areas have four different receiving profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Fabienne Sportis, Fabrice Requet, Olivier Laurent
  • Patent number: 8607380
    Abstract: A lightweight bed assembly kit includes slats and runners adapted for connection to each other at spaced apart locations to form a grid. A U-shaped channel member is adapted for connection to the grid to form a support frame. A covering constructed to form a substantially smooth sleeping surface for an adult human is sized and shaped to be disposed on a top surface of the support frame. A method of assembling a lightweight bed includes arranging runners and slats transversely to each other and connecting the runners and slats together to form a grid. A U-shaped channel member is connected to the grid to form a support frame. A covering constructed to form a substantially smooth sleeping surface is mounted on a top surface of the support frame. A second support frame can be connected to the first support frame by another U-shaped channel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Inteplast Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Leo Yih Lang Chang, Phillip Wu
  • Patent number: 8584277
    Abstract: A corner connector having a pie-shaped body portion formed by a first abutment surface, a second abutment surface, and a radiused surface, wherein the first abutment surface and the second abutment surface are formed at substantially 90° relative to one another; wherein a first portion of the first abutment surface extends from a substantially planar bottom surface to a substantially planar deck panel support surface and wherein a second portion of the first abutment surface extends from the bottom surface above the deck panel support surface; wherein a first portion of the second abutment surface extends from the bottom surface to the deck panel support surface and wherein a second portion of the second abutment surface extends from the bottom surface above the deck panel support surface; and one or more protrusions extend perpendicularly from the first abutment surface and the second abutment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas A. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20130291300
    Abstract: An assembly includes a first and second frame members and a latch. A second interlocking feature of the second frame member is configured to interlock with a first interlocking feature of the first frame member when the second frame member is assembled with the first frame member and the second frame member is moved with respect to the first frame member from a first vertical position to a second vertical position. The latch is secured to the first frame member and is horizontally movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the latch engages a catch portion of the second frame member to secure the second frame member in the second vertical position. In the unlocked position, the latch disengages from the catch portion of the second frame member to permit movement of the second frame member to the first vertical position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: INVACARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert R. Bly, Kevin S. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 8572777
    Abstract: An adjustable bed base is disclosed in which the adjustable bed base comprises a pair of opposed side members, an adjustable foot assembly and an adjustable head assembly with each assembly comprising a first panel adapted to be connected to one of the opposed side members, a second panel adapted to be connected to the other one of the opposed side members, and a central panel adapted to receive the first panel and the second panel with the first panel and the second panel being movable relative to the central panel to adjust a length of each of the assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Fredman Bros. Furniture Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John K Schulte
  • Publication number: 20130276228
    Abstract: A bed foundation comprises a first frame body and a second frame body. The first frame body and the second frame body are connected pivotally by a middle foot stand, and two lateral foot stands are pivotally disposed under the first frame body and the second frame body. Supporting bars are disposed between the middle foot stand and the two foot lateral stands. Thereby, the bed foundation of the present invention can be folded away for convenient transporting and the smaller folded size is convenient for carrying into a house for assembling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicants: ASIATEX INDUSTRIAL LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsian Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20130276229
    Abstract: A spring bed foundation comprises a first frame body and a second frame body pivotally connected with each other. The first frame body and the second frame body can be folded together so that it is more convenient for transporting the folded spring bed foundation. A plurality of the spring bed foundations can be transported together in order to enhance the economic effectiveness. The folded spring bed foundation can be moved inside a house for assembling more conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicants: Asiatex Industrial Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsian Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20130269105
    Abstract: An adjustable bed base is disclosed in which the adjustable bed base comprises a pair of opposed side members, an adjustable foot assembly comprising a first foot panel adapted to be connected to one of the opposed side members, a second foot panel adapted to be connected to the other one of the opposed side members, and a central foot panel adapted to receive the first foot panel and the second foot panel with the first foot panel and the second foot panel being movable relative to the central foot panel to adjust a length of the foot assembly, and an adjustable head assembly comprising a first head panel adapted to be connected to one of the opposed side members, a second head panel adapted to be connected to the other one of the opposed side members, and a central head panel adapted to receive the first head panel and the second head panel with the first head panel and the second head panel being movable relative to the central head panel to adjust a length of the head assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: John K. Schulte
  • Patent number: 8528132
    Abstract: A mattress carrier (1) comprising a first part (3) which comprises a support surface (2) for supporting a mattress which is positioned on top of the support surface (2) and a second part (4) supporting the first part (3), the first part (3) being resilient in height direction and partially compressible when subjected to a load, characterized in that the first part (3) comprises a resilient insert (11) and in that the resilient insert (11) comprises a reversibly compressible substantially diamagnetic material which is substantially air-permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Frank De Bock
  • Patent number: 8490228
    Abstract: A bed form (10) is made from easy to recycle sections (12a, 12b, 12c, 14a, 14b, 14c, 14d) and can be quickly assembled without tools by means of fasteners (64) that can be secured by hand. An egg carton-like base (100) is formed from a first set of long sections (12a, 12b, 12c) having slots on the top edge (16a, 16b, 16c) thereof that engage with slots (38a, 38b, 38c, 38d) in the bottom edge (30a, 30b, 30c, 30d) of a second set of shorter sections (14a, 14b, 14c, 14d). The long and short sections (12a, 12b, 12c, 14a, 14b, 14c, 14d) are preferably molded from structural foam and the top edge (16a, 16b, 16c) of the long sections (12a, 12b, 12c) include a plurality of threaded male projections (42a, 42b, 42c) molded into them. Fasteners (64) are used to attach upper deck sections (54a, 54b, 54c) to the threaded projections (42a, 42b, 42c) on the base (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Contract Furniture Supply Ltd
    Inventors: Philip Blyskal, George A. Clark, Jeffrey Rogers
  • Publication number: 20130152305
    Abstract: A mattress support element is presented formed from a combination of natural plant material and processed plant material. The processed plant material forms a framework of cells. Each cell contains one or more freestanding cylindrical sections. The cylindrical sections provide limited range piston-like movement within the cell, and may be made of natural plant materials. The cylindrical sections and the framework rest on a fabric base. The cylindrical sections stand taller than the framework. A ceiling layer of fabric overlays the cylindrical sections and framework, thereby constraining the cylindrical sections to remain in their respective cells. One or more layers of upper padding or cushioning may rest over the support element, and one or more layers of lower padding may rest under the support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Justin Lall
  • Publication number: 20130139314
    Abstract: A combination bed includes a front frame, a rear frame detachably connected with the front frame, and a connecting frame mounted between the front frame and the rear frame so that the front frame and the rear frame are supported and combined together by the connecting frame. The front frame includes a front support and two front bars each having a first end pivotally connected with the front support and a second end connected with the rear frame. The rear frame includes a rear support and two rear bars each having a first end pivotally connected with the rear support and a second end connected with the respective front bar. Thus, the front frame, the rear frame and the connecting frame can be connected and disconnected so that the combination bed is assembled and disassembled easily and quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Chung, Sheng-Chi Chung
  • Publication number: 20130125305
    Abstract: A foundation for supporting a mattress includes a rectangular shaped frame defined by a pair of longitudinal side assemblies, and a pair of transverse end assemblies, wherein corresponding adjacent ends of each side assembly and each end assembly are secured together; and at least one electrical outlet mounted in at least one of the longitudinal side and end assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Dreamwell, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130117932
    Abstract: A simulated platform bed panel system is designed for use with a bed system such as a bed frame adapted to support a mattress above a floor surface. The simulated platform bed panel system creates the appearance of a platform bed upon which the mattress appears to be supported and includes first and second generally rectangular side panels. The simulated platform bed panel system also includes a generally rectangular foot panel. Each of the panels has an exterior aspect having a decorative feature, and the panels are cooperable to be situated in a set defining a U-shape with the exterior aspects directed outwardly. The side panels define the legs and the foot panel defines the yoke of the U-shape. The panels may be rigid and/or may have top sides which are free relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: STANDARD TEXTILE CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Stewart, Saravan Muthanandam
  • Publication number: 20130098791
    Abstract: Mattress foundations for supporting a mattress generally includes multiple support units that can be abutting arranged to for the mattress foundation. In one embodiment, the mattress foundation includes at least two support units in an abutting relationship that form a rectangular shape at each end of the mattress foundation and provide a planar support surface having length and width dimensions effective to support a mattress disposed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Dreamwell, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130086743
    Abstract: Mattress and foundation assemblies generally include a mattress; and a mattress foundation for supporting the mattress, the mattress foundation including a frame configured to elevate the mattress relative to ground; and upper and lower flexible mesh suspension layers spaced apart from one another, each independently supported by a plurality of carriers at discrete points about the surface of the suspension layers, wherein the carriers are pivotably coupled to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Dreamwell, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130067659
    Abstract: A foldable mattress support has an adjustable inner frame with a ratchet support for raising the head of a mattress. Legs are incorporated into the side and end bars of the mattress support. Upper and lower bars of the support are pivotally attached to the vertical plate of a hinge. Bolts oriented along axes of rotation pass through the bars and through the vertical plate. A first upper bar pivots about a first axis; a second upper bar pivots about a second axis; a first lower bar pivots about a third axis; and a second lower bar pivots about a fourth axis. Each of the axes is orthogonal to the vertical plate, and the third axis is spaced farther apart from the fourth axis than the first axis is spaced apart from the second axis. The distal ends of the upper and lower bars are pivotally attached to end bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: ZINUS INC.
    Inventor: ZINUS INC.
  • Publication number: 20130067862
    Abstract: A foldable mattress support is made by covering a metal frame with a fabric covering. The metal frame includes two sections that fold together at two hinges. A first section includes first upper and lower frames, and a second section includes second upper and lower frames. Each of the upper and lower frames is pivotally attached to a hinge. A bolt that is oriented along a first axis passes through the first upper frame and through a plate of the hinge. The first upper frame pivots about a first axis; the second upper frame pivots about a second axis; the first lower frame pivots about a third axis; and the second lower frame pivots about a fourth axis. Each of the axes is orthogonal to the plate, and the third axis is spaced farther apart from the fourth axis than the first axis is spaced apart from the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Zinus Inc.
    Inventor: Zinus Inc.
  • Patent number: 8397327
    Abstract: An insert for a bed facilitates use of a mattress having one cross-sectional profile with a bed frame having a different cross-sectional profile. An insert includes a base extending between sidewalls which have various contoured surfaces. The contoured sidewall surfaces enable the insert to be disposed in a bed frame in association with a mattress. Inner surfaces of the sidewalls are configured to accommodate receipt of a mattress while outer surfaces of the sidewalls are configured for the insert to be disposed in a bed frame. The surface sidewalls may further be configured to provide the insert with a safety feature which prevents or reduces the likelihood of a user falling from the side of a mattress associated with the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Span-America Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. O'Reagan
  • Publication number: 20130036550
    Abstract: A bed with a leg assembly coupled to a support link assembly by a joint, the joint comprising a slot having at least two paths. A support link assembly defining a length that automatically varies as the support link assembly moves relative to the leg assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: INVACARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert R. Bly, Kevin S. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 8370973
    Abstract: A foldable mattress support with legs includes a metal frame with a fabric covering. The metal frame includes first upper and lower frames and second upper and lower frames. Each of the upper and lower frames is pivotally attached to a vertical plate of a hinge. A bolt that is oriented along a first axis passes through the first upper frame and through the vertical plate. A leg attaches through the fabric covering to a base plate of the hinge. The first upper frame pivots about a first axis; the second upper frame pivots about a second axis; the first lower frame pivots about a third axis; and the second lower frame pivots about a fourth axis. Each of the axes is orthogonal to the vertical plate, and the third axis is spaced farther apart from the fourth axis than the first axis is spaced apart from the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh