And Removable Mattress Or Cushion, And Means To Fix Its Position On The Bottom Patents (Class 5/411)
  • Patent number: 11089882
    Abstract: A seating aid includes: sensory input means for providing sensory input to a person while sitting on a seat, the sensory input means for resisting outward movement of thighs of the person while sitting on the seat; and attaching means for releasably attaching the sensory input means to the seat such that the sensory input means will be disposed above the seat; where the seating aid is configured to allow, with the seating aid disposed on the seat, the person either to sit directly on the seat or to sit on a flexible material of the seating aid that is overlying and in contact with the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Rebecca S. Faugno
  • Patent number: 11013946
    Abstract: An exercise device includes an adjustable strap to secure the device to a free standing object, such as a piece of furniture having two sections. The strap includes hook fabric portions and a loop fabric portion to adjust to a desired length to fit within the sections of the furniture. The exercise device also includes oval rings to attach to the strap at ends thereof. Each oval ring includes a bar located in its center to engage the strap. The position of the oval rings is secured against the furniture. Attachments for exercising, such as exercise bands, are attached to the oval rings so that a user operates the exercise device as needed, then disassembles the device for storage or to use elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Vicki Lindsey
  • Patent number: 10881216
    Abstract: A sheet retainer to retain a sheet fitted onto a bed in a wrinkle free or taut condition is disclosed herein. The sheet retainer includes a base member, a rail member, and a grip member. The rail member extends vertically from at least a portion of an end of the base member. The base member is placed beneath a corner edge of the mattress securing the bed sheet and pushed or butted against the rail member to maintain the bed sheet onto the mattress in a taut position. The base member includes a textured surface to retain the bed sheet fitted onto the mattress in the taut condition and prevent dislodging of bed sheet from the mattress. Advantageously, the sheet retainer holds the bed sheet tucked beneath the mattress in taut condition without causing damage to the bed sheet, or to the user during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Monika Shultz
  • Patent number: 10835049
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. In order to facilitate rotation, slick surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in engagement with each other, in one embodiment of the invention. The slick surfaces may be provided by two (2) separate covers; one cover for the mattress and one cover for the box spring, platform or bed skirt. One cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. The other cover may be the same as the first cover or may have slick surfaces on two sides. In an alternate embodiment of the invention, one of the covers may be provided as a protective cover that encapsulates the entire mattress. In another alternate embodiment, one cover may be provided that cooperates with a slick surface that is integrally provided on one or the other of the mattress or box spring or platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 10786090
    Abstract: A mattress for evenly gathering and dispersing human body gravity comprises elastic surface layer connecting cloth (1), elastic support frames (2), lateral connecting cloth (3), a filling region (4), granular fillers (5), a filler inlet/outlet (6), lower connecting cloth (7), a foot limiting belt (8), a leg limiting belt (9), hip limiting belts (10) and a back limiting belt (11) (“limiting belts” for short). The width of each of the limiting belts (8, 9, 10, 11) is less than that of the filling region. Upper ends and lower ends of the limiting belts (8, 9, 10, 11) are separately connected to an upper cloth layer and a lower cloth layer. When the mattress is stressed by human body gravity, the granular fillers automatically move towards a gravity-free region and fill a gap between the human body and the mattress, so as to provide a larger balanced stress surface for the human body and realize balancing of the human body gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Shaohua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10028873
    Abstract: An adjustable bed foundation comprises an outer support structure including a head rail, a foot rail, and two parallel side rails. A first pair of cross members extends perpendicularly between the parallel side rails, while a second pair of cross members extends perpendicularly between the first pair of cross members. An articulating frame, which includes a stationary section and a rotating head section pivotally connected to the stationary section, is secured to the second pair of cross members such that the rotating head section extends towards the head rail. The adjustable bed foundation also includes a platform secured to the articulating frame. Adjustable bed assemblies are further provided and include a mattress positioned atop the platform of the adjustable bed foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC
    Inventors: Horace R. Eskridge, III, Paul E. Griese, Leslie A. Burton, Mario A. G. Nava
  • Patent number: 9999308
    Abstract: A system for securing bedclothes to a mattress includes a bottom sheet which is shaped and dimensioned to fit over the top surface of the mattress. The bottom sheet has four corners which include a first corner and a diagonally opposite second corner, and a third corner and a diagonally opposite fourth corner. The second corner has a second corner aperture, and the fourth corner has a fourth corner aperture. A first strap is shaped and dimensioned to connect the first corner to the second corner. The first strap has a first end which is permanently connected to the first corner, and a second end which is configured to pass through the second corner aperture and fold back and connect to itself. A second strap is shaped and dimensioned to connect the third corner to the fourth corner. The second strap has a first end which is permanently connected to the third corner, and a second end which is configured to pass through the fourth corner aperture and fold back and connect to itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: DeBora Rachelle Maki Bernick
  • Patent number: 9764175
    Abstract: A portable human balance training device for improving the human proprioceptive system, athletic performance, athletic speed, athletic agility, athletic vertical leap, athletic eye/hand coordination, spatial awareness, left/right brain organization and increasing the muscular development of a user. The balancing device has an elongated suspended support structure spanning the length of the device. The balancing device also has an end support structure at each end for suspending and stabilizing the support structure. A flexible line is mounted to the end supports and spans the length of the support structure. The user places all or part of their body weight on the suspended support band and attempts to balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: SLACKBOW LLC, AUBURN UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: James E. Klopman
  • Patent number: 9601034
    Abstract: A cover assembly for a mattress is provided that includes a first cover and a second cover. The first cover includes a top panel, a bottom panel, and a continuous side panel collectively defining a cavity for enclosing the mattress. The second cover includes a top surface and a bottom surface, with the second cover being positioned over and dimensionally-sized to cover at least the top panel of the first cover. A fastener then connects the second cover to the first cover along the perimeter of the second cover. Methods for marking a mattress are also provided that include the step of marking an indicia indicative of a characteristic of a mattress on the top surface of the second cover of the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC
    Inventors: Ida T. Jensen, Elger Oberwelz, Thomas D. C. Overthun, Martin Schnitzer, Kara W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9433302
    Abstract: A modular mattress system (10) includes head, center, and foot sections (22, 20, 24) that include mattress modules (26, 40, 44), each having an interior (28,48, 58) and a width (30, 50, 60). At least one of the head and foot sections (22, 24) includes mattress modules (40, 44) of different sizes and smaller than the size of a mattress module (26) of the center section (22). Elongated N connection mechanisms (210) facilitate assembly of the mattress modules (26, 40, 44) to establish gaps (70) for an arm or foot of a person (12, 86) lying on the modular mattress system (10). The mattress modules (26, 40, 44) may include one or more layers, such as a core layer (140) and a softer layer (142). Different ones of the core layer (140) and softer layer (142) of the mattress modules (26, 40, 44) may be positioned at a body contact surface (34, 54, 64) of the modular mattress system (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Mehdi Mojtabavi
  • Patent number: 9351893
    Abstract: A patient transfer apparatus includes a transfer arm for moving a top movable board on which the body of the patient is supported; a transfer arm housing fixed on a patient-moving bed frame so as to move the transfer arm; and a side protector laid on a patient bed so as to serve as a guide rail for enabling the transfer arm to easily move over the patient bed. The patient transfer apparatus enables the patient to simply lie on his/her side from a recumbent position such that the patient can be loaded or unloaded onto/from the patient-moving bed, thus minimizing inconveniences to the patient and easily moving the patient with fewer staff members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: YangGyu Jei
  • Patent number: 9308146
    Abstract: This invention discloses an electric bed bedboard with embedded fixed structure. The fixed structure includes a plurality of guide pieces, multiple sliders, multiple disc sleeves and two pieces of wood, a plurality of guide pieces. Multiple guide pieces are set on top of the bedboard and also have T-shaped slots on their surface. Many disc sleeves are stacked on top of the wood pieces at intervals and there are internal threads inside the disc sleeves. Two pieces of wood are fixed into the bed support at intervals and the disc sleeves' positions matches with the guide pieces. Multiple sliders are “stem” shaped sliders and have external threads on their top. Multiple sliders are situated on top of the guide pieces inside the T-shaped grooves. Multiple sliders' tops are situated inside the multiple disc sleeves which are connected by the threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Huafeng Shan
  • Patent number: 9204742
    Abstract: A cover assembly for a mattress is provided that includes a first cover and a second cover. The first cover includes a top panel, a bottom panel, and a continuous side panel collectively defining a cavity for enclosing the mattress. The second cover includes a top surface and a bottom surface, with the second cover being positioned over and dimensionally-sized to cover at least the top panel of the first cover. A fastener then connects the second cover to the first cover along the perimeter of the second cover. Methods for marking a mattress are also provided that include the step of marking an indicia indicative of a characteristic of a mattress on the top surface of the second cover of the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC
    Inventors: Ida T. Jensen, Elger Oberwelz, Thomas D. C. Overthun, Martin Schnitzer, Kara W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9044365
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ASCION, LLC
    Inventor: Martin B. Rawls-Meehan
  • Patent number: 9003583
    Abstract: A mattress-retention mechanism is provided that prevents a mattress from moving on an adjustable bed during articulation. The mechanism includes a rod held between two retainer ends. The rod is held on the mattress bottom within a tube. The retainer ends have a downwardly extending leg that passes through a corresponding hole in the bed base. Each leg has a toothed rack that can be engaged by a latch. Each retainer end is held in place by a latch assembly coupled to the bottom of the adjustable bed base. The latch assembly has a retainer block that holds a latch, and a biasing mechanism. The biasing mechanism operates to move the latch into engagement with the leg of the retainer end. The mechanism maintains the mattress in place relative to the adjustable bed base, while being hidden from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Christopher John Schnake, William Robert Rohr
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140366268
    Abstract: A bed and trampoline apparatus includes a frame having a pair of opposed upstanding side walls and a pair of upstanding end walls extending between opposed ends of the side walls, the side walls and the end walls collectively defining an interior area and an open top that provides access to the interior area. The side walls and end walls collectively include an inner surface that defines a channel extending thereabout. A mattress is positioned in the interior area. A plurality of springs are spaced apart and situated in the channel, each spring having a first end coupled to one of a respective side wall or respective end wall and a second end coupled to the mattress so as to suspend the mattress proximate the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Olivia Revell
  • Patent number: 8782835
    Abstract: A seat cushion, such as for use in an aircraft passenger seat, including a layer of open cell foam for passenger comfort, a closed cell foam core for flotation and structural support, and support structure positioned on the underside of the seat cushion for directly engaging underlying beams of a seat frame to attach the seat cushion to the seat frame without the need for additional fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander N. Pozzi
  • Patent number: 8776294
    Abstract: A bracket, which is adapted for retaining a mattress, includes two hinge bases for being mounted on a bed frame, two rotating members and a connector. Each of the rotating members has a pivot and a first coupling portion extending from the pivot and being substantially perpendicular to the pivot. The pivots are respectively connected with the hinge bases rotatably. The connector has a transverse portion and two second coupling portions respectively provided at two ends of the transverse portion and coupled with the first coupling portions. As a result, the connector can be easily dismounted from and mounted to the rotating members. When the connector is dismounted from the rotating members, the bed frame is conveniently wrapped and transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Philip Woods McCarty, Philip Reid Sherman, Chuan-Hang Shih, Liang Liu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8701227
    Abstract: An adjustable bed is provided having a mattress, a mattress support, and an attachment panel for removably attaching the mattress to the mattress support. The attachment panel can be disposed along at least a portion of at least one side of the mattress and extends below a bottom surface of the mattress. The attachment panel is attached to an underside of the mattress support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: William Rohr
  • Patent number: 8646130
    Abstract: A body support assembly includes a body support having a head portion, a middle portion, and a foot portion. The body support assembly also includes a foundation underlying and supporting the body support proximate an edge of the body support at one of the head and foot portions, and a bracket coupled to the foundation and slideable between first and second positions at different distances with respect to the edge of the body support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed F. Alzoubi, Stephen Switzer
  • Patent number: 8572776
    Abstract: A rolling foldout cabinet bed has two faces that fold out from a vertical to a horizontal position, thereby creating a surface that can be used for sleeping. When the cabinet is closed, a space within the cabinet stores a foldable innerspring, or other mattress. The two faces can be locked together in the folded position. During deployment, an elastic belt or other retainer and hold the folded mattress to one of the faces, and can also pull the mattress out of the interior space within the bottom of the cabinet. The cabinet also has legs for supporting the faces above the ground when in the opened configuration, and can include wheels that facilitate moving the cabinet quickly and easily moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Grubb
  • Patent number: 8522376
    Abstract: A mechanism for securing a mattress on an automated bed is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to a mattress-retention mechanism for preventing a mattress from moving towards the foot end of a bed during articulation. The mattress-retention mechanism includes a mattress-support structure adapted to support a corner of a mattress, with a portion of the mattress-support structure having a curved interior surface. The mattress-support mechanism also includes a foundation attachment surface for removably attaching the mattress-retention mechanism to the top of a mattress foundation, where the foundation attachment surface is perpendicular to the curved interior surface. The mechanism may include a bedding aperture on the side of the mattress-support structure to accommodate bedding inserted through the bedding aperture. Further, the mechanism may include a side attachment surface for removably attaching the mattress-retention mechanism to a vertical side of the mattress foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: William Robert Rohr, Jake Neuenswander, Chad Baker, Jay Thompson
  • Patent number: 8176582
    Abstract: A mattress buckle for securing the position of a mattress (22) on the base (16) of an adjustable bed (10). The mattress comprises one of a pair of male and female elements of the buckle (12) secured to an upper surface of the bed base (16) and the other of the pair of male and female elements of the buckle (12) secured to the underside of the mattress (22). When these elements of the buckle are interlocked in snap-fit engagement, the mattress is constrained against movement on the base as the adjustable panels of the bed base are articulated relative to one another through various positions of adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: A.H. Beard Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Allyn Beard, Paul Longman
  • Publication number: 20120047651
    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: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SPAN-AMERICA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: James R. O'Reagan
  • Patent number: 8024826
    Abstract: A U-shape bed is a new design of art furniture structure that includes: a U-shape form base being made from a polystyrene EPS geofoam—super light weight material which provides required strength for support and comfort; a mattress having substantially the same U-shape form and made from memory foam with orthopedic support or other types of materials; and a headboard being made from materials such as a wood, a plastic, or EPS geofoam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Eugene Gogolev
  • Patent number: 7992240
    Abstract: Mattresses that have a point of attachment to an adjustable bed frame that provides a pivot point about which the mattress can pivot when rising to an inclined position. In one embodiment the mattress has a pivoting member extending transversely through the mattress and provides a pivot point about which one portion of the mattress can pivot in relation to another portion of the mattress. By placing the member about midway through the mattress, one half of the mattress can pivot relative to the other half of the mattress, while the center point of the mattress is held in place. By pinning the member to the frame, the center of the mattress is held against the frame even when one portion of the mattress is inclined relative to the other. This prevents or ameliorates the mattress tendency to lift off the frame when the frame pivots into an inclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard F. Gladney
  • Patent number: 7779496
    Abstract: A bed comprises a bed frame and a bed deck supported by the bed frame. The bed deck comprises a step deck, including a lower deck, an upper deck, a side wall connecting the lower deck to the upper deck, and a recess defined by the lower deck and the side wall. The side wall at least partially surrounds the recess. A mattress comprises a safety mattress extending across the lower bed deck and having air cells including air cells resting on the upper bed deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Joerns LLC
    Inventors: Robert Crousore, John R. Laverack, Douglas B. Winner
  • Publication number: 20100115697
    Abstract: An adjustable bed is provided having a mattress, a mattress support, and an attachment panel for removably attaching the mattress to the mattress support. The attachment panel can be disposed along at least a portion of at least one side of the mattress and extends below a bottom surface of the mattress. The attachment panel is attached to an underside of the mattress support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: L & P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: William Rohr
  • Publication number: 20100050339
    Abstract: A mattress buckle for securing the position of a mattress (22) on the base (16) of an adjustable bed (10). The mattress comprises one of a pair of male and female elements of the buckle (12) secured to an upper surface of the bed base (16) and the other of the pair of male and female elements of the buckle (12) secured to the underside of the mattress (22). When these elements of the buckle are interlocked in snap-fit engagement, the mattress is constrained against movement on the base as the adjustable panels of the bed base are articulated relative to one another through various positions of adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Allyn Beard, Paul Longman
  • Patent number: 7669259
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a patient-support deck movable from a use position to a stowed position. The patient-support deck is configured to engage receivers of the patient-support apparatus to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism. A storage structure is configured to support the patient-support deck in a stowed position. The storage structure is configured to deflect under load to prevent damage to the storage structure or patient-support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis C. Ganance, Robert Cooks, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Peter M. Wukusick, Robert M. Zerhusen, Mark E. Haufler, Darrell L. Metz, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, Stephen M. Holl, Richard W. Chance, David W. Hornbach, John P. Biondo, James K. Findlay, David W. Hensley
  • Patent number: 7644455
    Abstract: An adjustable bed frame includes a frame having a first retractable device in a horizontal direction for securing a first supporting unit. The first supporting unit includes a second retractable device for securing a first mattress. Second supporting units are provided at respective sides of the frame. Each second supporting unit has a third retractable device therein for securing a second mattress. The first mattress is connected with a soft pad. The second mattress is connected with a soft pad. The first supporting unit can be pulled outward in a horizontal direction. Both the first mattress and the second mattress can be lifted upward, and the soft pads can be turned for different purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Min-Chia Chang
  • Patent number: 7607181
    Abstract: A mattress retainer bar attachment system is provided that includes a mattress retainer bar adapted to preserve a position of a mattress disposed on top of a mattress support. The mattress retainer bar includes a mattress retaining portion that engages the mattress and two U-shaped end portions for attaching the mattress retainer bar to the mattress support. Each of the U-shaped end portions engage an attachment block, which is secured to the mattress support and which includes a throughway for receiving a free end of the U-shaped end portions of the mattress retainer bar and a stop-surface for limiting the movement of the U-shaped end portion over the attachment block. The attachment blocks are configured such that the mattress retainer bar can be removably attached to the mattress support without using tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Joshua A. Harrison
  • Patent number: 7520004
    Abstract: A combined cushion and protective covering for a patient support having a patient-supporting surface comprises a central section having length and width dimensions corresponding substantially to corresponding dimensions of the support surface. Flaps which are unitary with the central section extend from the side edges of the central section a distance beyond the side edges of the support surface. The flaps are thinner than the central section so as to depend from the central section and lie alongside the patient-supporting surface. The central section and the flaps are formed simultaneously by compressing a block of cushioning material in such manner that the central section forms a pad or cushion unitarily joined at its opposite sides to the flaps. During the compression of the block to form the central pad and the flaps the external surfaces of the pad and flaps are heated to an extent sufficient to enable the surfaces of the pad and flaps to form a smooth, moisture proof skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Contour Fabricators, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Czop
  • Publication number: 20080208709
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Larry James Craver
  • Publication number: 20080178385
    Abstract: An adjustable bed frame includes a frame having a first retractable device in a horizontal direction for securing a first supporting unit. The first supporting unit includes a second retractable device for securing a first mattress. Second supporting units are provided at respective sides of the frame. Each second supporting unit has a third retractable device therein for securing a second mattress. The first mattress is connected with a soft pad. The second mattress is connected with a soft pad. The first supporting unit can be pulled outward in a horizontal direction. Both the first mattress and the second mattress can be lifted upward, and the soft pads can be turned for different purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Min-Chia Chang
  • Publication number: 20080134431
    Abstract: A bed is disclosed having an adjustable base support with an adjustable panel adapted for adjustment between raised and lowered positions, a mattress positioned on top of the adjustable based support, and a mattress retainer disposed under the mattress between the adjustable base support and the mattress. The mattress retainer holds the mattress in a constrained position in relationship to the adjustable base support as the adjustable base support panel is adjusted between raised and lowered positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: BOYD FLOTATION, INC.
    Inventor: Joe Piana
  • Patent number: 7353550
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a mattress retainer system for adjustable beds which includes a mattress-retention bracket housed within a pocket of a mattress accessible in an upward direction through an opening along a bottom edge of the mattress. The pocket is formed by attaching a separate piece of material along a bottom edge of the mattress at one or both of opposite head/foot ends thereof and permitting an overlying downwardly projecting portion of a peripheral covering of the mattress to remain free thereby defining the opening into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventor: Steven J. Antinori
  • Patent number: 7103933
    Abstract: A bed assembly provides an enlarged sleeping surface area as compared to a standard Queen sized bed. Specifically, in the disclosed bed assemblies, the sleeping surface area is about 64 inches to about 68 inches wide and about 77 inches to about 82 inches long. This can be accomplished by providing both a mattress and a foundation having the appropriate, enlarged sleeping surface area, or by combining an enlarged mattress with a foundation having at least one standard Queen sized surface. The mattress and foundation can be fit into a bed frame made of a suitable size to fit the bottom surface of the foundation (i.e., either “enlarged” or standard Queen size). The enlarged sleeping surface of the bed may be between about 65 inches to about 67 inches wide and about 78 inches to about 80 inches long. This enlarged sleeping surface area provides a more comfortable and restful sleep for two occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Dreamwell Ltd.
    Inventors: Rick F. Gladney, Kurtis A. Ling
  • Patent number: 7082631
    Abstract: A cover and patient restraint for use with a radiologic imaging table having an upper surface on which a patient may lie, the cover having a central section corresponding generally to the length and width of the patient supporting surface of the table and a width substantially greater than that of the supporting surface so the opposite sides of the cover form flaps which extend beyond and depend from the upper surface of the table to prevent the collection on the table surface of liquids. The cover includes a pad of cushioning material inboard of the flaps to enhance the comfort of a patient lying on the cover. Restraining straps are coupled to anchor strips extending longitudinally of the cover adjacent opposite sides of the pad so as to enable the straps to be placed in overlying relation to the patient in any selected one of a large number of adjusted positions. The cover is encapsulated in a pliable, washable, radiologic inert coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Contour Fabricators, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Czop
  • Patent number: 7047579
    Abstract: A mattress retainer for use with adjustable beds. The mattress retainer can be secured to an upper surface of a mattress support, between the mattress support and a mattress positioned thereon. In one embodiment, the mattress support is configured to engage a taped edge border of the mattress to thereby constrain movement of the mattress relative to the mattress support when the mattress support is articulated to raise and/or lower various portions of the mattress. The mattress retainer includes a channel formed on an outboard edge for receiving the taped edge border of the mattress. The taped edge border can be clamped within the channel to thereby fix the position of the mattress relative to the mattress support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: L&P Property Management
    Inventors: Joseph M. Piana, German Borda, Adam Weinman
  • Patent number: 7036170
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a mattress retainer system for adjustable beds which includes a mattress-retention bracket housed within a pocket of a mattress accessible in an upward direction through an opening along a bottom edge of the mattress. The pocket is formed by attaching a separate piece of material along a bottom edge of the mattress at one or both of opposite head/foot ends thereof and permitting an overlying downwardly projecting portion of a peripheral covering of the mattress to remain free thereby defining the opening into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventor: Steven J. Antinori
  • Patent number: 6952852
    Abstract: A mattress (900) provides a user with three-dimensional firmness zoning, the mattress (900) cooperating with a mattress shell (720). The mattress (900) includes a plurality of longitudinally spaced, transversely extending resilient blocks (910) being independently movable relative to one another, an inflatable bladder (914) positioned to lie upon the top side of at least one of the blocks (910), and a topper (912) positioned to lie upon the inflatable bladder (914), the topper including opposite ends configured for attachment to the shell (720).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, James R. Stolpmann, Roger D. Dalton, Steven R. Westerfeld
  • Patent number: 6889396
    Abstract: A mattress clip is provided which, when used in pairs, secures a mattress to an adjustable bed to prevent the mattress from sliding off leg, thigh, hip and back supports of the adjustable bed. Two clips are secured to the thigh support in cantilever fashion with opposing free ends projecting toward each other and being received in axial open ends of a tube sewn to a cover of the mattress. Though limited transverse and longitudinal motion of the mattress relative to the leg, thigh, hip and back supports can take place during adjusting movements of the adjustable bed, the mattress is precluded from excessive shifting and cannot inadvertently or accidentally slide off the supports. Each mattress clip includes elongated openings through which bolts are passed for reception in aligned openings of the thigh support to permit limited transverse adjustment of the mattress clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Adam Michael Weinman
  • Patent number: 6877177
    Abstract: A bedding foundation is manufactured with a cover having a welt cord extending upwardly to create a seal when a mattress is placed on the foundation. The cover is made using a two stage process. During the first stage a sewing machine is used to join a welt cord to a web of border material. In the second stage a second sewing machine sews a piece of non-skid decking to the border assembly. Fullness may be incorporated into the border material to enable the cover to fit around the corners of the bedding foundation with the welt cord being spaced inwardly from the perimeter of the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Steven Marcangelo
  • Publication number: 20040128762
    Abstract: A mattress clip is provided which, when used in pairs, secures a mattress to an adjustable bed to prevent the mattress from sliding off leg, thigh, hip and back supports of the adjustable bed. Two clips are secured to the thigh support in cantilever fashion with opposing free ends projecting toward each other and being received in axial open ends of a tube sewn to a cover of the mattress. Though limited transverse and longitudinal motion of the mattress relative to the leg, thigh, hip and back supports can take place during adjusting movements of the adjustable bed, the mattress is precluded from excessive shifting and cannot inadvertently or accidentally slide off the supports. Each mattress clip includes elongated openings through which bolts are passed for reception in aligned openings of the thigh support to permit limited transverse adjustment of the mattress clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: Adam Michael Weinman
  • Patent number: 6715173
    Abstract: A modular sleep system has a foundation unit, an support unit having an innerspring and a support surface covered with a friction material, and a comfort unit having compressible material encapsulated in a woven upholstery material which is engaged by the friction material on the support surface of the support unit to prevent lateral movement or sliding of the comfort unit relative to the support unit, without any fasteners between the support unit and the comfort unit. The comfort unit can be lifted vertically off of the support unit without release or use of any fasteners, to be turned over, fluffed or exchanged for a different comfort unit having different layers of internal materials, feature layers, and support characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Sealy Technology LLC
    Inventors: Bruce G. Barman, William Freeman, David Crist
  • Patent number: 6678905
    Abstract: A bed assembly provides an enlarged sleeping surface area as compared to a standard Queen sized bed. Specifically, in the disclosed bed assemblies, the sleeping surface area is about 64 inches to about 68 inches wide and about 77 inches to about 82 inches long. This can be accomplished by providing both a mattress and a foundation having the appropriate, enlarged sleeping surface area, or by combining an enlarged mattress with a foundation having at least one standard Queen sized surface. The mattress and foundation can be fit into a bed frame made of a suitable size to fit the bottom surface of the foundation (i.e., either “enlarged” or standard Queen size). The enlarged sleeping surface of the bed may be between about 65 inches to about 67 inches wide and about 78 inches to about 80 inches long. This enlarged sleeping surface area provides a more comfortable and restful sleep for two occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rick F. Gladney, Kurtis A. Ling
  • Publication number: 20030150058
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bed having a generally rectangular foundation and mattress, an air chamber located beneath having a plurality of sections, and at least one air chamber under a portion of the mattress, a controller for regulating the amount of air in the air chamber, and a mattress retainer placed between the mattress and the foundation comprising a tongue and extending toward the foot of the bed a sufficient distance to make contact with both the mattress and the foundation to increase the friction sufficiently to prevent slippage of the mattress when the heat is raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Edmund Scott Davis