Modified For Mosquito Net Or Canopy Patents (Class 5/414)
  • Patent number: 9706852
    Abstract: A protective sleep structure is provided which is adapted to protect occupants of a bed placed thereunder during an earthquake and the like. The structure includes an arched roof extending to a rectangular base supported by a plurality of truss panels formed as unitary structures. A canopy layer formed of solid material covering the arched roof provides additional structural rigidity as well as a shield against debris falling through the arched roof toward occupants below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Karen Elaine Thomson
  • Patent number: 8997277
    Abstract: A playard having a floor and an upper frame is disclosed. The upper frame includes a first end supported a first distance above the floor, a second end supported a second distance above the floor, and at least two opposed sides. Each of the opposed sides includes a first rail, a second rail, and a joint joining the first and second rails. The joint is positioned in a first plane when the joint secures the first and second rails in an erected position, the first plane being transversely oriented with respect to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes Thomas, Ken Zorovich
  • Patent number: 8991410
    Abstract: A chair shade including a cover sheet, frame having a first end and a second end, a sliding unit simultaneously affixed to the cover sheet and slideably affixed to the frame such that the sliding unit moves along the length of the frame when a force is applied and maintains its position on the frame when no force is applied and a securing unit that secures the first end and second end of the frame to corresponding opposite sides of a chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Alysium Trading Co.
    Inventors: James Surek, Marinela Surek, Scott W. Beu, Ronaldo J. Santiago, Renato E. Imaña
  • Patent number: 8776812
    Abstract: A camping tent assembly having a removable inflatable mattress portion inserted into a floor portion, comprises a two-layered floor comprising a zippered edge which opens to receive the removable mattress, thereby allowing the mattress to occupy a space subjacent to the floor portion to provide a user with more interior space as compared to a conventional tent with a conventional air mattress placed above a floor portion. The mattress is inflated using a manual foot pump. The entire tent, including the deflated mattress, is simply folded or rolled up when breaking camp in much the same manner as a conventional tent. The mattress may be easily removed for repair or replacement as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Forget
  • Patent number: 8667626
    Abstract: A baby play station has a planar mat portion having a plurality of side edges, and a plurality of walls, each wall having incorporated therewith a panel, and each wall having a lower side that is hingedly coupled to one of the plurality of side edges of the mat portion. Each panel includes a foldable frame member having a folded and an unfolded orientation, the frame member defining a periphery for the panel with an interior space inside of the peiphery, and a fabric material covering the interior space defined by the frame member to form the panel when the frame member is in the unfolded orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Patent Category Corp
    Inventor: Yu Zheng
  • Patent number: 8464379
    Abstract: The present invention features a stretcher shade system for patient protection during transition on stretcher. The shade is collapsible with a plurality of shade supporting frames pivotably connected together. The shade has a plurality of mounting clips to enable the shade removably mounted on any desired place on stretcher pole. The shade provides a convenience, secure and privacy protection for the patient, thus increase the functionality of the stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Zajac
  • Patent number: 8418709
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally related to a mobile shelter. In particular, several embodiments relate more particularly to a movable storage container configured for interconversion between various configurations. In several embodiments, the mobile shelter is configured as a shelter adequate for protection of its occupants against the elements. In several embodiments, the shelter optionally converts into a collapsed configuration suitable for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: EDAR Everyone Deserves A Roof Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lindeman, Miguel (Mike) de Jesus Orozco, Peter Samuelson
  • Patent number: 8413269
    Abstract: According to one embodiment a bed enclosure comprises a frame including a plurality of side posts and upper frame members connected to the side posts. The frame defines a pair of opposed ends, opposed sides and a top of the bed enclosure. At least one cover member is provided and covers the opposed ends, opposed sides and the top of the bed enclosure. The at least one cover members includes a flap portion which wraps around and covers a portion of one of the upright side posts and upper frame members and is secured therearound so as to prevent access around the at least one of the upright side posts and upper frame members which is covered by the flap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Robert L. Vail
  • Patent number: 8407835
    Abstract: This invention is a sound-insulating enclosure that contains at least one bed, in which one or more people sleep, wherein the configuration of this enclosure automatically changes from a more-closed configuration to a more-open configuration over time, or vice versa. These changes in configuration can be in response to sounds or can occur in a pre-programmed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20120284916
    Abstract: A patient handling device in combination with a screen for shielding a patient's face. The screen comprises a movable frame which is movable from a retracted position to a shielded position. The screen further includes means for attaching the movable frame to the patient handling device, and a semi-transparent, or translucent, material secured to the movable frame. The patient is not impeded by the screen in the retracted position when the patient is being placed upon or removed from the patient handling device, and the patient's face is shielded by the screen while in the shielded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Myheir Ida Hill
  • Patent number: 8276223
    Abstract: There is a growing need for safe methods to insulate sleeping people from intrusive environmental noises so that they can get a decent night's sleep. This invention solves the problem of how to provide a sleeping enclosure with a high degree of insulation against environmental noises while also providing assured ventilation within the enclosure. It features an active ventilation means and a passive ventilation means that are physically linked so that there is always one of them providing ventilation. This linkage combines the superior sound-insulating properties of active ventilation (such as a longer air conduit for reduced intrusion of environmental noises into the enclosure) with the superior safety properties of passive ventilation (such as not being vulnerable to power failure or mechanical failure).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Medibotics
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 8256044
    Abstract: A bed covering apparatus that prevents bed bugs from intrusion to an enclosed sleeping area, wherein the bed covering apparatus has a net for exclusion of insects and an openable section disposed at one end of the net that is dimensioned to accommodate legs of a person sleeping within the net, and also contains at least one slippery section to which bed bugs cannot adhere, thereby causing the bed bugs to fall from the netted sleeping area before they have an opportunity to enter the sleeping enclosure. The bed covering apparatus further may comprise straps to securely attach it to a mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Jee Sun Park, Myung Soon Park, Beck Sun Park
  • Patent number: 8122539
    Abstract: An apparatus for climate control and entertainment, as well as a system for maximizing energy efficiency and comfort are disclosed. The apparatus affords the ability to control ambient conditions while at the same offering enhanced entertainment options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Osvaldo Miranda
  • Patent number: 8087110
    Abstract: A bed covering apparatus that prevents bed bugs from intrusion to an enclosed sleeping area, wherein the bed covering apparatus has a net for exclusion of insects, and also contains at least one slippery section to which bed bugs cannot adhere, thereby causing the bed bugs to fall from the netted sleeping area before they have an opportunity to enter the sleeping enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Jee Sun Park, Myung Soon Park, Beck Sun Park
  • Patent number: 7971596
    Abstract: A portable confinement device for confining a person upon a mattress is provided. The device includes a frame and a flexible enclosure. The enclosure is supported by and sits upon the frame to stabilize the device from tipping over. A mattress may be received into the interior space of the enclosure. The enclosure includes an opening for allowing a person to enter or exit the interior space of the enclosure. All openings of the enclosure are designed to be unfastened only from outside of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventors: Rose Morris, Jeff Morris, Mark Ewing
  • Patent number: 7735167
    Abstract: A bed enclosure for a hospital bed, the enclosure including a tent with four side walls and a mattress cover, further including two connecting panels at the head end of the tent joining the mattress cover to the tent and allowing the mattress cover to be articulated upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Posey Company
    Inventors: Charles Robert Kline, Roy Seizo Carr
  • Patent number: 7673353
    Abstract: A bed enclosure comprises a frame having a pair of end frame members. Each of the end frame members includes an arched top portion and straight vertical portions extending downwardly from the arched top portion. The frame includes longitudinal frame members on front and back sides of the frame that are coupled to end frame members wherein the frame includes a bottom frame used to receive a mattress. A pair of roll-up sidewalls each having a handle for rolling up or rolling down the sidewalls to gain access to an interior of the bed enclosure, each sidewall includes plurality of longitudinal rails that is coupled to the frame. The end of each rail is received in respective slots formed in the frame members and each of the sidewall resembles accordion walls which permits a user to enter or exit the bed enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Majid Khodabandeh
  • Patent number: 7591032
    Abstract: The present invention is a beach cabana that provides a central corridor between two lounge portions and a frame rotatable about an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: James Harrison
  • Patent number: 7562690
    Abstract: Apparatus 10 discloses a bed 14 curtain 12 comprising fabric suspended from a plurality of attachments 18 attached to the ceiling 40 encompassing a bed 14, wherein the fabric includes grommeted apertures 48 for engaging the attachments. The apparatus 10 provides a decorative and concealing curtain 12 around a mattress or bedding area 14 suspended from the ceiling 40 at the corners 56 by anchors 34 for attaching the grommets 22 located in the fabric's corners to the anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventor: Janine M Loweth
  • Patent number: 7472436
    Abstract: A hollow animal-shaped structure having an entrance into which a child may crawl to take a nap. The structure may have a swinging door at the entrance, which is located at the mouth or chest of the animal. The structure may have a padded floor for the safety and comfort of the child. The structure may be equipped with an independent source of electrical current to enable its eyes to light up and to enable the animal to play back a recorded sound of that animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: Yusuf M. Barrett
  • Patent number: 7434280
    Abstract: A bed enclosure having a frame, four sidewalls, and a mattress support component suitable for supporting a bed mattress, wherein the bed enclosure is adapted to safely retain within its interior a person who may be prone to falling out of bed or who otherwise may need to be restrained therein, with the bed enclosure having component subframes that can be disassembled for ease of use and storage and sidewalls that can be removed for ease of cleaning, repair, or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventor: Patrick C. Cyr
  • Patent number: 7430770
    Abstract: A enclosure assembly with a support for a mattress of a bed to accommodate a person on the mattress, the enclosure assembly including a framework having connectors to secure the framework in an upstanding relation peripherally about the mattress, the framework including corner posts each extending a generally common distance above the mattress, and frame members spanning the corner posts. A net having inside and outside surfaces is supported on the framework and has at least one normally closed opening provided with a closure member which may only be opened from the outside of the net, thereby at least partially defining a “safe zone” about the periphery of the mattress. The enclosure assembly also comprises a coverlet which overlies the mattress and is removably interconnected along its periphery to the inside surface of the net, thereby further defining the “safe zone” about the mattress on which the person may rest without risk of falling off the mattress and harming themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Elizabeth Ramirez
  • Patent number: 7392555
    Abstract: A bed-tent provides an enclosure over a mattress. The tent forms a canopy having panels each with a resilient, strip frame member and a sheet of flexible fabric. Retainers secure the canopy on the mattress. In some forms, a frame member disposed externally of the canopy helps to hold the panels and canopy upright. In other forms, the frame members are configured so that no additional support is needed to hold the panels and/or bed tent upright on a bed. The frame members may be readily adapted for use in curved or rectilinear panels to permit a wide range of bed tent designs and features. The frame members preferably can be twisted or wound into flat coils of reduced diameter or other form so that the entire canopy can be conveniently stored in a small package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Happy Camper, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas C. Danaher
  • Patent number: 7383849
    Abstract: A bed enclosure comprises a frame, a tent supported by the frame, and a mattress cover. Material covering two opposed upright end members of the frame and an upper support bar extending between the upright end members is connected to the tent by zipper connectors. A lower edge of the tent is likewise connected to an upper edge of the mattress cover with a zipper connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: J.T. Posey Company
    Inventor: Charles R. Kline
  • Patent number: 7340789
    Abstract: A structure positioned over a bed and able to support up to 200 pounds, which allows persons involved in sexual intercourse to position their bodies in ways that may be more comfortable, or more pleasurable, if one of the participants is able to support some or all of their weight from the overhead apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Davis Lisandro Cloward
  • Patent number: 7322056
    Abstract: An over-bed structure for a bed a bed including such a structure provides a plurality of members in a predominantly horizontal array supported on bed corner posts at a height above the mattress height. The horizontal array of members may be used as supports by persons engaged in sexual activity on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Davis L. Cloward
  • Publication number: 20070271698
    Abstract: A bed enclosure having a frame, four sidewalls, and a mattress support component suitable for supporting a bed mattress, wherein the bed enclosure is adapted to safely retain within its interior a person who may be prone to falling out of bed or who otherwise may need to be restrained therein, with the bed enclosure having component subframes that can be disassembled for ease of use and storage and sidewalls that can be removed for ease of cleaning, repair, or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventor: Patrick C. Cyr
  • Patent number: 7263731
    Abstract: A camping apparatus having a sleeping bag with a length and a width, cushioning means secured to the bottom of the sleeping bag; and sheltering means having a width greater than the length of the sleeping bag and a length greater than the width of the sleeping bag. The sheltering means includes a canopy, supporting means for operably supporting the canopy above the sleeping bag, and storage means for storing the sheltering means on the sleeping bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventors: Steven G. Stepanek, Darla J. Stepanek
  • Publication number: 20070169263
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to furniture, and, more specifically, to an over-bed structure for a bed and to a bed including such a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventor: Davis L. Cloward
  • Patent number: 7174584
    Abstract: A bed-tent provides an enclosure over a mattress. The tent forms a canopy having spaced apart panels and a flexible cover extending between the panels. Each panel includes a hoop of flexible, resilient, strip material and a sheet of flexible fabric in the space within the hoop. Retainers secure the canopy on the mattress. A supporting frame holds the panels erect. The frame has stanchions disposed externally of the canopy and releasably connected to the panels. A frame member externally of the canopy above the cover holds the stanchions upright. The hoops can be twisted or wound into flat coils of reduced diameter so that the entire canopy can be conveniently stored in a small package. The legs and the frame member are made of segments that are normally held together by elastic cords. The segments can be pulled apart and separated for storage in a convenient package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas C. Danaher
  • Patent number: 7127753
    Abstract: A sleeping bag system for providing all items necessary to provide shelter, comfort and protection from the elements for outdoor sleeping. The sleeping bag system includes a sleeping bag with its own attached canopy which includes a top cover, two side panels with mesh windows, window rain flap protection and an end panel with two-way storage pocket. The sleeping bag has a slot underneath it for receiving an air-mattress or pad. The canopy is held into position during use with two support poles. These support poles are held into place with support pole sleeves attached to the top of the canopy. The canopy includes attached tie down straps. Compartments within the canopy are used for storing poles, stakes and other items when the canopy is not in use. The entire system can be folded and rolled up for easy storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Inventor: Linda A. Ramaley
  • Patent number: 7117552
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to infant activity centers, and more particularly to a portable infant playground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Suzanne Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7062806
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible door for use in enclosing a protected area, thus limiting ingress or egress. The invention includes a tracking system for accommodating the door from above and below and has both top and bottom portions. Also a bendable portion that is engageable with both the top and bottom portions of the tracking system is provided. Further, mesh faces can be attached to the bendable portions for the door and can be engageable with the strip-like portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Katherine Merlin
  • Patent number: 7047991
    Abstract: A bed enclosure comprising a frame, a tent supported by the frame, and a mattress cover is disclosed. The frame employs a pair of opposed upright end members, an upper support bar connecting the upright end members, and an attachment bar connected to at least one of the upright end members which is movable up and down along a portion of the end member. The frame further includes a releasable fastener for fastening the attachment bar to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: J.T. Posey Company
    Inventor: Charles R. Kline
  • Patent number: 6952844
    Abstract: A bed-tent provides an enclosure over a mattress. The tent forms a canopy having spaced apart panels and a flexible cover extending between the panels. Each panel includes a hoop of flexible, resilient, strip material and a sheet of flexible fabric in the space within the hoop. Retainers secure the canopy on the mattress. A supporting frame holds the panels erect. The frame has stanchions disposed externally of the canopy and releasably connected to the panels. A frame member externally of the canopy above the cover holds the stanchions upright. The hoops can be twisted or wound into flat coils of reduced diameter so that the entire canopy can be conveniently stored in a small package. The legs and the frame member are made of segments that are normally held together by elastic cords. The segments can be pulled apart and separated for storage in a convenient package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas C. Danaher
  • Patent number: 6859958
    Abstract: An enclosure for a crib or playpen includes a dome-shaped top and a box-shaped bottom structure completely enclosing the interior of a crib or playpen. The enclosure includes a flap in the dome-shaped top to allowing a parent or guardian to easily place a child in or remove a child from the crib or playpen. The enclosure also has features which prevent a child from opening the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Mark LaMantia
  • Patent number: 6799339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sleeping means which can be moved between the storage and in-use conditions. The sleeping means typically comprise a deformable mattress which is inflatable and which can be located within with an envelope formed of sheet material and, attached to the sheet material is a cover portion which, with the sheet material of the mattress define a sleeping area into which a person can move. The cover portion can be permanently attached to the sleeping means but further edges of the same can be selectively attached using zips or other fastening means. An additional portion of sheet material can be provided which can be selectively used to act as a storage pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Worlds Apart Limited
    Inventor: John Stewart
  • Publication number: 20040177447
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method is provided for isolating a patient from the surrounding environment by providing an enclosure that defines a isolated patient environment separate from the surrounding environment. The system includes a patient support base and an elongated walled enclosure having a periphery that is engageable with the patient support base. Further, the walled enclosure includes an operable accessway for accessing a portion of the patient while in the isolated patient environment. Preferably, the operable accessway is positioned in the walled enclosure such that the patient's head is accessible while the patient is in the isolated patient environment. In another application, the walled enclosure is made from disposable material and also is pressure-equalizing between the isolated patient environment and the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Tommy L. Love
  • Patent number: 6772458
    Abstract: A collapsible enclosure for restraining a patient to an area about a bed comprises a frame having a horizontal eave portion, a horizontal base portion opposing the horizontal eave portion, and at least two vertical members upstanding from the horizontal base portion for supporting the horizontal eave portion. The frame collapses as an integral unit for storage and transfer. A net assembly secured to the frame defines an area about a bed such that a patient is allowed to move freely within the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Vivax Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. Ellen, John J. Gildea
  • Patent number: 6752164
    Abstract: The invention discloses an indoor tent encompassing the space in a room designed to change the atmosphere of a child's room or play room having preprinted characters and the ability whereby users can create interchangeable themes. The room-tent has a zippered access panel functioning as a door that functions from the interior and the exterior. A window is provided to allow air and sunlight to enter the structure and has attached curtains. An opening is also provided for either a viewing port or access port and can also be provided with curtains. A cargo net is attached to the ceiling portion of the interior of the tent. Objects such as clothes, books, magazines, towels and other goods are stored away and easily access. Hook and loop attachable picture frames are also provided. The frames are designed so that the pictures can be interchangeable with the design of the tent. The picture frames are fixedly attached to the tent wall by means of hook and loop fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Wan Joo Park
  • Patent number: 6728981
    Abstract: A portable play enclosure area for use with interchangeable decorative theme covers converts a bed having removable bed rails into a play area. The portable play area upper enclosure has an upper structural frame defining a top area; a plurality of vertical bars having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end is coupled to the upper structural frame; and, a coupling mechanism for removably attaching the distal end of the plurality of vertical bars to the removable bed rails. The coupling mechanism enables the upper structural frame and plurality of vertical bars to be removed from the bed rails as a free standing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Ray Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 6715168
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mosquito net frame. A rectangular top frame portion of the mosquito net frame is realized by easily assembling square tubes or rods and fittings together. Square tubes or rods are also used for corner columns that also interface with the fittings of the top frame at each corner of the top frame. A foot is added at the bottom of each column to assist in supporting the mosquito net frame from a frame of a cot or from a ground surface. A conventional mosquito netting or other fabric is supported by the mosquito net frame to protect a sleeping person. Disassembly and transport is realized by simply pulling the square tubes from the fittings and placing the components in a container with a secured lid for carrying, shipping and storing the mosquito net frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Troy Eugene Williams
  • Patent number: 6694547
    Abstract: A bed enclosure includes a bed which is adapted to move up and down relative to a resting surface beneath the bed, and an enclosure which encloses at least the occupant portion of the bed. The enclosure is adapted to move up and down with the bed. Another embodiment of a bed enclosure includes a bed and an enclosure which comprises a plurality of panels. At least one of the panels is removably attached to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Robert L. Vail
  • Patent number: 6691343
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus comprises an overhead arm located over a patient support and a mounting assembly coupled to the overhead arm. The mounting assembly has an alignment mechanism and a drive assembly. The drive assembly moves the alignment mechanism and the overhead arm relative to the patient support. The alignment mechanism may be configured to permit adjustment of the overhead arm without movement of the drive assembly. A radiant heater may be coupled to the overhead arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, Rick A. Schmidt, Rafael E. Aguilera, D. Scott Prows
  • Patent number: 6687930
    Abstract: An enclosure bed apparatus including a frame having legs connected to an upper structure, and a canopy affixed to the frame so as to define a three dimensional space therein. The upper structure includes side bars and end bars arranged in a generally rectangular configuration. The canopy includes a pair of sleeves at opposite sides of a top thereof which respectively receive the side bars of the upper structure therein. The canopy has vertical sleeve members extending downwardly so as to receive portions of the legs therein. The canopy has a pair of horizontal sleeves extending outwardly from a top thereof suitable for receiving respective end bars therein. The frame is arranged so as to be exterior of the three dimensional space defined by the canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Safe-T-Care Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norman B. Eads, Barry Bearden
  • Publication number: 20030177576
    Abstract: An enclosure for a crib or playpen includes a dome-shaped top and a box-shaped bottom structure for completely enclosing the interior of a crib or playpen. The enclosure includes a flap in the dome-shaped top to allowing a parent or guardian to easily place a child in or remove a child from the crib or playpen. The enclosure also has features which prevent a child from opening the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Mark LaMantia
  • Publication number: 20030145378
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mosquito net frame. A rectangular top frame portion of the mosquito net frame is realized by easily assembling square tubes or rods and fittings together. Square tubes or rods are also used for corner columns that also interface with the fittings of the top frame at each corner of the top frame. A foot is added at the bottom of each column to assist in supporting the mosquito net frame from a frame of a cot or from a ground surface. A conventional mosquito netting or other fabric is supported by the mosquito net frame to protect a sleeping person. Disassembly and transport is realized by simply pulling the square tubes from the fittings and placing the components in a container with a secured lid for carrying, shipping and storing the mosquito net frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Troy Eugene Williams
  • Patent number: 6550083
    Abstract: An enclosure for a crib or playpen includes a dome-shaped top and a box-shaped bottom structure for completely enclosing the interior of a crib or playpen. The enclosure includes a flap in the dome-shaped top to allowing a parent or guardian to easily place a child in or remove a child from the crib or playpen. The enclosure also has features which prevent a child from opening the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Mark LaMantia
  • Publication number: 20020078498
    Abstract: A playyard system including a playyard structure and a canopy is provided. The canopy is detachably mounted onto a top frame of the playyard structure by directly connecting support members of the canopy with improved connecting end portions to corresponding corner blocks of the playyard with improved connecting grooves thereby the playyard system may be manufactured with fewer component number and lower cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: Kenny Cheng
  • Patent number: 6360384
    Abstract: The earthquake-proof sleeping place comprises a base frame with arcuate guiding tubes. From each guiding tube, an arcuate supporting bar may be telescoped. The supporting bars may are connected by a longitudinal bar and form a protective frame therewith. Two protective frames can be raised out from the guiding tubes from opposite sides to close above the bed. The protective device requires little space since the base frame is mostly arranged under the bed. Moreover, it provides high stability and supporting safety. An earthquake sensor causes the protective device to be triggered, in which event the protective frames come up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Kuempel