Above Body Of Person Using Bed Patents (Class 5/505.1)
  • Patent number: 10864129
    Abstract: A novel foot support device includes a first sidewall adapted to engage the lateral side of a first foot, a second sidewall adapted to engage the lateral side of a second foot, and a backwall adapted to engage both the plantar region of the first foot and the plantar region of the second foot. In a particular embodiment, the first sidewall includes an inclined interior surface, the second sidewall includes an inclined interior surface, and the backwall includes an inclined interior surface. In another particular embodiment, the foot support device includes sidewalls and a backwall that can flatten and pivot relative to one another, facilitating a collapsible foot support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: James Jay Sears
  • Patent number: 10772437
    Abstract: A bedding support device for use on a mattress to retain bedding, such as a sheet, away from the feet of an individual includes an inflatable housing assembly having a base, a riser unitary with the base, and an overhang unitary with the riser portion and spaced away from the base to define an open space for accommodating the feet of the individual when the inflatable housing assembly is inflated and a flat member positioned between the mattress and box springs. A backing member affixed to the housing assembly includes a fastener, and a backing member affixed to the flat member includes a fastener for engaging the fastener of the inflatable housing assembly for anchoring the inflatable housing assembly in a stable position onto the top of the mattress. The device is easily deflated for storage and/or packaging and can be used on any size bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Danny R. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 10653276
    Abstract: A container and lid storage device is provided. The container and lid storage device includes a telescopic spine connected to a planar base, wherein the telescopic spine provides a plurality of support arms movable between a collapsed condition and an extended condition. A support hand is provided along a distal end of each support arm, each support hand dimensioned and adapted for supporting a plurality of containers, wherein each support hand is adapted to support a predetermined size different than that of an adjacent support hand. As a result, in the collapsed condition the support hand nests in downwardly adjacent containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey Allan Krueger
  • Patent number: 10143313
    Abstract: A blanket lifting apparatus for raising bedding above the feet of a person lying on a bed includes a threaded rod rotatably coupled to a bottom wall of a framework, the rod extending upwardly to an opposed distal end. A primary lift panel is operatively coupled to the rod and moved vertically when the rod is actuated to rotate. Spring clips are mounted to a top wall of the primary lift panel for selectively retaining the bedding such that the bedding is moved vertically according to movement of the primary lift panel. An auxiliary lift panel is pivotally coupled to the top wall, the auxiliary lift panel being movable between a stowed configuration generally parallel to the primary lift panel and a deployed configuration extending away from the primary lift panel in the direction of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Bryan A. Hunter
  • Patent number: 9890553
    Abstract: A protective enclosure provides patient privacy and protection from inclement weather to a patient on a mattress on a stretcher. The enclosure includes a pair of slidable base portions and a cover connected to, and extending between, the base portions. The base portions are movable toward and away from each other in a transverse common plane underneath the mattress along a transverse axis that extends widthwise of the mattress. The cover bounds an interior space in which a body part of the patient is received. The cover has an overhead structure that extends along the transverse axis above the transverse common plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: A & V Equities LLC
    Inventors: Abraham J. Esses, Victor Sutton
  • Patent number: 9682265
    Abstract: An exercise device for use when a person is in a pool or other water body. A central boom extends from attachment to a sidewalk around the pool, and extends to a wishbone member that forms a furcated member mounted to the central boom. The wishbone has lateral members that are parallel and spaced with hand-grippable handles at the ends farthest from the central boom, and disposed over the water. A user can grasp the handles and perform numerous exercise movements while buoyed, at least partially, by the water. A lower support member is mounted to the central boom beneath the wishbone, and a handle is mounted to the central boom between the wishbone and the lower support member. The user can rest his shoulders on the lower support member and hold the handle mounted to the boom, and perform abdominal exercises. Many other movements are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ISO-AQUATICS, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Lee Shutts
  • Patent number: 9644390
    Abstract: A system and method for simply and efficiently improving on personal privacy, particularly in a portable or temporary format. A system may include a flexible oblong perimeter frame closed with a covering configured to be bowed into an arch, and an arch-retaining system coupled to ends of the frame maintaining the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: Derek Garvens, Phillip H. Neal
  • Patent number: 9427088
    Abstract: Extendable mobility assistance devices for use with a bed are disclosed herein. The mobility assistance devices include base legs that are inserted between a mattress and a box spring and a support rail that extends upward from the base legs. The support rail has an adjustable longitudinal dimension. The support rail and base legs are configured to be reversibly arranged in a first orientation or a second orientation, for use on either side of a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Stander Inc.
    Inventor: F. Troy Miller
  • Patent number: 8915478
    Abstract: An easily transportable apparatus for carrying critical care equipment, such as an EKG unit, needed by a patient being transported on a conventional gurney, stretcher, or like patient transport device. The apparatus is adjustable so that it can be conveniently attached to gurneys having side rails with different spacing. Additionally, the apparatus includes an equipment support platform to which the critical care equipment can readily be connected. This platform can be connected and disconnected to a tray component that is connected to a turntable. The turntable can be readily rotated 360 degrees so that the equipment can easily be viewed by caregivers located in both the front and rear of the patient transport device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Adolfo Perez
  • Patent number: 8782830
    Abstract: According to certain arrangements, a climate controlled bed includes an upper portion comprising a core with a top core surface and a bottom core surface. The core includes at least one passageway extending from the top core surface to the bottom core surface. The upper portion of the bed further includes at least one fluid distribution member positioned above the core, wherein the fluid distribution member is in fluid communication with at least one passageway of the core. The fluid distribution member is configured to at least partially distribute fluid within said fluid distribution member. The upper portion of the bed further comprises at least one comfort layer positioned adjacent to the fluid distribution member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Gentherm Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Brykalski, John Terech, Dusko Petrovski
  • Patent number: 8316486
    Abstract: A plurality of hollow tubular frame members interconnected by a single internal elastic retaining member that ensures each frame member aligns relative to each remaining frame member in a manner that only one arrangement of frame members is possible when assembled. To assemble, the frame members interconnect forming a three-dimensional frame suitable for supporting a bed cover. The frame members are held in tension by the internal retaining member. The frame members interlock via an insert device between adjacent frame members. The entire assembly interlocks and selectively decouples for disassembly. When disassembled, the entire assembly lies relatively flat, which enables a compact design suitable for packaging, transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Tipperreiter
  • Patent number: 8272086
    Abstract: The lift is attachable to a foot end of a bed beneath a mattress. Elongate arms extend up from a base portion of the lift. A rod can join the upper ends of the arms, sheets or other bed covers supported above an upper end of the elongate arms and the rod to define a clearance space beneath the upper ends of the elongate arms and the rod. The arms are moved from a lowered position to a raised position by action of a driver. The driver preferably is powered by an electric motor. When the arms are raised the clearance space keeps the bed covers off of feet of a user resting on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Robert L. Calmes, George W. Burger
  • Publication number: 20120159710
    Abstract: A bed top covering, including a top portion; and a bottom portion. The bottom portion including a gusseted foot canopy therein configured to allow feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and providing room and maneuverability for the feet of the user. A foot canopy for a bed, including top and side portions. The top and side portion forming a gusseted foot canopy. The side portions being configured to be removable attachable to a mattress of a bed. The gusseted foot canopy configured to allow feet of a user to be extended in an upward direction therewithin and providing room and maneuverability for the feet of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Harold P. Mintz
  • Publication number: 20110314606
    Abstract: A plurality of hollow tubular frame members interconnected by a single internal elastic retaining member that ensures each frame member aligns relative to each remaining frame member in a manner that only one arrangement of frame members is possible when assembled. To assemble, the frame members interconnect forming a three-dimensional frame suitable for supporting a bed cover. The frame members are held in tension by the internal retaining member. The frame members interlock via an insert device between adjacent frame members. The entire assembly interlocks and selectively decouples for disassembly. When disassembled, the entire assembly lies relatively flat, which enables a compact design suitable for packaging, transport or storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Tipperreiter
  • Patent number: 8074307
    Abstract: An air circulation unit introduces air into a space under the bed cover from a foot-end of a bed. The air circulation unit includes an assembly for suspending the bed cover so that an occupant or occupants of the bed are partially relieved of the full weight of the bed cover. In use, the unit serves to introduce air which may be heated or cooled or at ambient temperature into the space under the bed cover and so circulate air over the occupant or occupants of the bed to keep the occupant or occupants as comfortable as possible during sleep despite surrounding conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: David Derek Grant Spratley
  • Patent number: 8001632
    Abstract: A folding foot protection device for bedded patients. The folding foot protection device has a top member, typicaly rectangular, which will support a pair of folding legs. The folding legs can move between a use position where they are opened up and make an angle of greater than 90° with respect to the top member or a folded position which they lay adjacent to one another adjacent the top member. The folded or closed position makes the device easy to store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventors: Beverly Sanders, Don Kaspar
  • Patent number: 7996938
    Abstract: The lift is attachable to a foot end of a bed beneath a mattress. Elongate arms extend up from a base portion of the lift. Sheets or other bed covers are supported above an upper end of the elongate arms to define a clearance space beneath the upper ends of the elongate arms. The elongate arms are preferably provided as a pair of first arms and a pair of second arms which can be moved from a lowered position to a raised position by action of a driver. When the arms are raised the clearance space keeps the bed covers off of feet of a user resting on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventors: Robert L. Calmes, George W. Burger
  • Patent number: 7874029
    Abstract: A retractable toe tent device is provided to elevate the covers at the foot of the bed so that a person may sleep comfortably without the weight of the covers on their feet, thereby preventing pain or discomfort in their toes, feet, ankles, or knees. The device is comprised of a base and a telescoping support which can be raised while in use, or lowered while not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Alston
  • Publication number: 20100319127
    Abstract: An electrocoagulation reactor for the treatment of wastewater. The electrocoagulation reactor typically engages a DC power source and a source of wastewater to be treated. It has a housing with walls and a wastewater inlet, and a treated wastewater outlet. There is at least one anode/cathode pair of oppositely charged spaced apart plates that engage the power source to charge the anode with a positive charge and the cathode with a negative charge. Between each anode/cathode pair is at least one segmented intermediate plate, which is not engaged to the power source of electrical energy, and which intermediate plate is segmented into multiple segments, which multiple segments lay generally in the same plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Beverly Sanders, Don Kaspar
  • Patent number: 7832033
    Abstract: A device to prevent a person lying on a bed from falling off the bed, while allowing the person freedom to change sleeping positions and to enter and exit a bed without assistance. This device consists of a washable fabric cover with four cylinder sleeves on each longitudinal side of cover. An elongated support member is inserted into one of the cylinder sleeves on each side of cover. The elongated support member and cover are removably held in place along each longitudinal side of a mattress by brackets. The brackets are anchored between a box springs and a frame of a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Glen Berkshire
  • Patent number: 7617552
    Abstract: Expandable frames for lifting bed covers are provided. A representative frame includes: a movable frame segment; and a support frame segment operative to attach the support frame segment to a bed and support the movable frame segment; the movable frame segment being movable with respect to the support frame segment between a contracted position, which corresponds to lowering of bed covers draped across the movable frame segment, and an expanded position, which corresponds to raising of the bed covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Cover Hover, LLP.
    Inventor: Carey D. Strickland
  • Publication number: 20090235455
    Abstract: Expandable frames for lifting bed covers are provided. A representative frame includes: a movable frame segment; and a support frame segment operative to attach the support frame segment to a bed and support the movable frame segment; the movable frame segment being movable with respect to the support frame segment between a contracted position, which corresponds to lowering of bed covers draped across the movable frame segment, and an expanded position, which corresponds to raising of the bed covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: COVER HOVER, LLC.
    Inventor: Carey D. Strickland
  • Patent number: 7555795
    Abstract: What is claimed is a toe-rest bed bolster that simultaneously serves as a blanket-support. In the supine position, toes gently rest on the curved edge. Comfort is achieved in supporting behind the toes to prevent gravity's downward pull while relieving the weight of heavy blankets and tangled sheets. Embodiments broadly cover toe resting on a rounded edge in three methods: removable, installed or permanently built into mattress. Side sleepers also benefit from toe tent/toe rest provided by curved edge. Invention also has a dual pillow configuration method of use to accommodate taller people. Blanket support frames are improved by attaching toe rest cushion. Prior art of manufactured, trapezoidal shaped mattress protrusion is also improved by inventor's built in curved protrusion for the novel concept of toe-resting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Kim Triolo Feil
  • Publication number: 20080295247
    Abstract: A lightweight, collapsible, portable, adjustable tubing structure is used upon any conventional bed to lift and support the bed covers above the desired portions of the anatomy of an occupant of the bed. The device may feature multiple adjustments, for example, vertical (height) adjustment and horizontal (width) adjustment. Preferably, all the adjustments are continuous, non-incremental adjustments to best fit the device to a given bed. The device may be made of simple and extremely durable off-the-shelf pieces, preferably of PVC pipe, bushings, tees, and elbows, plus adjustment system that comprise threaded mobs holding a nut and bolt pressure lock system. Other adjustment system may be used, such as pins, clips, fasteners, or other locks or connectors, but the adjustment knob system is most preferred because of its ease, safety, and simplicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: DUKE V. ROGERS
  • Patent number: 7451509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an enhancer device, and more particularly, to an enhancer device for enhancing the utility and look of a user's bed. The enhancer device comprises a support member securing mechanism for securing the enhancer device; a support member detachably attached with the support member securing mechanism, the support member having a base end and a distal end; and a fastener connected with the distal end of the support member. Once secured, an attachment may be connected with the fastener. The attachment allows a user to support a body part, or alternatively, display decorative or items, thereby enhancing the utility and look of the user's bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Jordan Dawes
  • Patent number: 7281282
    Abstract: A device for supporting blankets on a bed, for creating a space to provide room for a person's feet to be unconstricted and unbothered by the weight of the blankets. The device may include a base member for positioning between a mattress and box springs in a conventional bed. A pair of side supports may be joined to the base member on opposite sides of the bed. The side supports may include telescoping members that may be adjusted in length and locked in place in raised or lowered positions. A rail may be joined to the side supports to extend across the bed such that blankets on the bed may be draped over the rail. When the side supports are in a raised position, a space may be provided for the persons feet, whereas when the side supports are lowered, the device may be virtually undetectable under the blankets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Paul E. Huber
  • Patent number: 7237283
    Abstract: A frameless, portable, layout hunting blind for use by a sitting or reclining hunter has a frameless floor, an enclosed foot and leg sack for the hunter's legs, a movable flap to cover the hunter's upper body, a collapsible foot sack support to keep the foot sack clear of the hunter's legs, and an air-inflatable head and shoulder rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: John A. Devries
  • Patent number: 7231680
    Abstract: The bed cover support is designed to provide a way of supporting the sheets/blankets and preventing them from resting on the feet of an individual laying in bed. The bed cover support includes a first adjustable height bar and a second adjustable height bar which allows the bed cover support to adjust to varying mattress heights. The first adjustable height bar and the second adjustable height bar each have a support bar extending outward which fits between the mattress and box springs. Attached to the top of the first adjustable height bar and the second adjustable height bar is a cover support bar which supports the sheets/blankets preventing them from resting on the sleeping individual. The bed cover support is also adjustable for varying size beds including twin, full, queen and king.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventors: George L. Hafford, Brenda Hafford
  • Patent number: 7137159
    Abstract: A bedclothes support assembly maintains bedclothes in an elevated condition over the feet or other part of a person's anatomy. An upper member which extends across the mattress is supported at both ends above the selected part of the anatomy by upright members whose lower ends are supported by one of a variety of structures. The supporting structure may, for example, be a horizontal tongue extending from a horizontal member and abutting against the lower surface of the mattress, a floor mounted base or tubular cross-members with lengthwise slots for engagement on the frame of the bed. The upper horizontal member supports the bedclothes high enough to provide clearance between the bedclothes and the mattress for the selected portions of the anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Inventor: Christe W. Choate
  • Patent number: 6901616
    Abstract: A blanket support assembly includes an elongated bar with a central portion extending across a width of a bed mattress and having oppositely spaced end portions extending downwardly at a substantially orthogonal angle. The bar further includes a plurality of male members telescopically slidable within a plurality of female portions for adjusting the height of the elongated bar. The assembly further includes a pivoting mechanism including a plurality of brackets and first fastening members for selectively securing same to a bed rail. The pivoting mechanism allows an operator to pivot the bar along an arcuate path extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of a bed mattress. The pivoting mechanism may include a plurality of rollers and second fastening members attachable to the plurality of brackets and for assisting an operator to selectively slide the assembly along a bed rail to a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventors: Scott C. Warrington, Kitty L. Warrington
  • Patent number: 6895615
    Abstract: An in-bed toe tent frame designed to keep bedding off the toes of a person lying on his or her back on a standard bed. The frame includes a flat lower support frame which extends transversely across the bed between the mattress and box spring. The opposite ends of the lower support frame extend upward over the opposite sides of the mattress and selectively connect to two hub assemblies. The two hub assemblies hold an upper support frame in a transversely aligned, elevated position over the mattress. Bedding placed over the upper support frame is then elevated over the user's feet when sleeping. The hub assemblies allow the upper support frame to be adjusted to different heights to produce different tent sizes. The hubs also allow the upper support frame to be rotated toward the foot of the bed for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Dennis Paul Dilascio
  • Patent number: 6834403
    Abstract: A blanket elevation apparatus is provided for elevating bedding away from the feet of a bed occupant. The blanket elevation apparatus is functional with a traditional bed to adjustably position the bedding thereof relative to its associated mattress. The blanket elevation apparatus includes a base frame retainer adapted to be slidably positioned between the upper mattress and the lower box spring. A bedding elevator includes leg members which slidably engage a pair of leg tubes of the base frame retainer so as to support bedding in spaced relation to the upper mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Herron W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 6718577
    Abstract: A blanket providing enhanced ventilation to a person lying underneath the blanket. The blanket includes a sheet of material having a plurality of spaced apertures. Each aperture includes an opening allowing the passage of air through the blanket. The blanket may also include a reinforcing section embedded within a perimeter of the sheet of material. The reinforcing section may be a tube containing trapped air. In addition, the blanket may include supports connected to a collar section. The supports allow the blanket to be raised a specified distance above the person lying under the blanket. When the person releases the blanket, the blanket returns to its original position, lying over the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Hongbiao Li
  • Patent number: 6711767
    Abstract: A device is provided to heat bed covers prior to a person entering the bed on winter nights. This apparatus mounts on a side of the mattress being supported by adjustable elements that extend between the mattress and a box spring. A fan in the apparatus forces room air through an electric heating coil and then through an outlet which directs the air flow between the bed covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas Klamm
  • Publication number: 20030229942
    Abstract: An in-bed toe tent frame designed to keep bedding off the toes of a person lying on his or her back on a standard bed. The frame includes a flat lower support frame which extends transversely across the bed between the mattress and box spring. The opposite ends of the lower support frame extend upward over the opposite sides of the mattress and selectively connect to two hub assemblies. The two hub assemblies hold an upper support frame in a transversely aligned, elevated position over the mattress. Bedding placed over the upper support frame is then elevated over the user's feet when sleeping. The hub assemblies allow the upper support frame to be adjusted to different heights to produce different tent sizes. The hubs also allow the upper support frame to be rotated toward the foot of the bed for compact storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventor: Dennis Paul Dilascio
  • Patent number: 6588037
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable support device adapted for being disassembled into segments for packing and being readily assembled. The support device in a first embodiment has a base block to which a pair of arms is assembled and to which a segmented pole is mounted in vertical orientation to support a mosquito net. In a second embodiment, an arm is assembled to a beam to define a horizontal plane and a segmented pole is assembled to the beam in a vertical orientation without use of a connecting block. In third and fourth embodiments, a pair of horizontal members are connected to each other and to a vertical support pole by a rigid connector. According to a third embodiment, a junction piece having two studs extending in a horizontal plane and a third stud in vertical orientation with an arm mounted to each of the horizontal studs and a pole mounted to the vertical stud to form a support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Tropical Safety Research, Inc.
    Inventors: David Eno, Sunook Park, Il Han Moon
  • Patent number: 6457193
    Abstract: A baby blanket preventing a baby from removing the blanket from the body of the baby. The baby blanket includes a sheet of material having a reinforcing section embedded within a lower portion of a perimeter of the sheet of material. The reinforcing section tapers to an upper portion of the sheet of material to accommodate the shoulders of the baby. The baby blanket also includes a vertically raised section which is located above the neck of the baby. The baby is placed underneath the blanket. The baby is unable to move the blanket away from his body or to move the blanket onto his head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Hongbiao Li
  • Patent number: 6240581
    Abstract: A support structure serves to elevate bedding from the feet of a patient or sleeper. A base of the support is of U-shape as is a positionable member of the support. Pairs of brackets pivotally support the positionable member which includes a lock for retention in the upright position. A retainer sheet on the base of the support is for insertion beneath a mattress to prevent shifting of the base member. Attachment of the retainer sheet to the base is in a removable manner to permit convenient separation and removal of the support from a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Tom N. Pender
  • Patent number: 6173463
    Abstract: An accessory for use with a bed or cot having a frame is described. The accessory has a first upright member joined to a first corner of the frame, a second upright member joined to a second corner of the frame, and a variable length cross member connected to the first and second upright members to form a stable, substantially U-shaped structure therewith. Each of the upright members is also connected to a respective leg member of the bed or cot to provide improved stability for the accessory. Further, each upright member has a plurality of hooks for allowing a user to hang clothes, equipment, and other personal items. The cross member is provided with apertures at its ends for receiving the tip portions of the upright members and for allowing the tip portions to extend above the cross member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Cabela's Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Callahan, Roger Verhulst, Jeffrey S. Phelps, Ronald D. Nelson