Partition For Bed Surface Patents (Class 5/513)
  • Patent number: 9737151
    Abstract: A sleep barrier system for separating users during sleep includes a bed that has a top side, a headboard and a pair of pillows. A barrier is selectively positioned on the bed. The barrier extends between the pair of pillows. Moreover, the barrier sequesters a pair of users thereby inhibiting the users from physically disturbing each other during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Orlando
  • Patent number: 9434282
    Abstract: A method of selectively forming a barrier between adjacent seating regions at which first and second support surfaces are respectively located, with the first and second support surfaces configured to support first and second persons in laterally spaced sitting positions. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a barrier assembly having at least one wall structure that is configured to be selectively changed between: a) a storage state; and b) an operative state; and changing the barrier assembly from the storage state into the operative state wherein an exposed surface of the at least one wall structure is situated to obstruct lateral movement of at least one of: a) an arm; b) a leg; c) a head; or d) a torso of a person in the sitting position in the first region into the second seating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Kronenberger
  • Patent number: 7559099
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a resting area for an infant or a pet is disclosed. The resting area includes a support structure and a holding structure for holding the resting area over, or at least partially above an adult sleeping area. This enables the resting area to be easily accessible to an adult located in the adult sleeping area. The resting area is optionally movable in various manners, such as vertically, horizontally, rotatably, and swingably. The apparatus may include a horizontal arm extending from a support frame. A sleep divider is optionally provided in order to enable one adult to attend to an infant or pet while decreasing the disturbance to another adult on the opposite side of the divider. Various additional optional features may include providing heating means to a portion of the rest area, a convenient supply tray, lighting means, and various holding structure configurations for convenience and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventors: Yefim Epshetsky, Svetlana Lapan, Leonid Shmagin
  • Publication number: 20090044335
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing the position of an infant while sleeping features a shell assembly including a base panel having two longitudinal sides and two lateral sides, an end wall extending generally upwardly from one of the lateral sides, two side walls extending generally upwardly from the longitudinal sides, a shell cover comprising an outer surface and conforming generally to the shell assembly, and a removable positioner insert disposed atop the base panel and comprising left and right nacelles attached to an insert base and separated by a distance selected to accommodate the width of an infant placed between the nacelles, to inhibit lateral motion of the infant while sleeping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph F. Brewin, Antonio S. Fernandes, Bryan R. Hotaling, Lawrence J. Salvo
  • Publication number: 20080276371
    Abstract: A movable, curtain-style bed divider is disclosed. In one embodiment, the dividing screen is made from a sheer material allowing an individual on one side of the divider to observe a sleeping individual on the other side of the divider without having to move the divider. In another embodiment, the dividing screen has anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and/or anti-viral properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Helen Stowers
  • Publication number: 20080163430
    Abstract: The invention includes a diaper changing station comprising a station housing having an internal collapsible frame and an outer cover. The internal collapsible frame includes: a front frame having a horizontal base, opposing sides extending generally vertical from the base and an arched top interconnecting the opposing sides; a rear frame having a horizontal base, opposing sides extending generally vertical from the base and an arched top interconnecting the opposing sides; opposing collapsible side frames having a plurality of hingedly connected framing rods interconnecting the front and rear frame. The cover includes a flexible fabric enclosing the frame and forms a base, opposing side walls, a rear wall, an open front and a domed hood extending between the arched tops of the front frame and the rear frame and along the entire length of the base; whereby the housing is moveable between an erected position and a collapsed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Bernice Mayes, Averin Mayes, Jordan Mayes
  • Patent number: 7082634
    Abstract: A dividable mattress for use in providing separation between the bedmates of a bed. The dividable mattress has two dividers and two parallel slots running substantially from the head to the foot of the mattress. Each divider may be selectively deployed by extending the divider bottom within one of the slots when separation of the bedmates is desired. The dividable mattress may also be used as an ordinary undivided mattress when the dividers are removed from their slots, and the slots are hidden by a flap which extends along the length of the slot and which may be secured to the top surface of the mattress with fastening material. When the dividers are not deployed, the dividable mattress looks substantially identical to an undivided mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Inventors: Terence Hinds, Gloria Hinds
  • Patent number: 7017204
    Abstract: An adjustably partitioned crib wherein at least one dividing rail is selectively and movably positioned between the two side rails, thereby dividing the crib into two separate areas for holding two infants. A further embodiment comprises two or more dividing rails for defining separated areas within the crib. Each adjustably positioned dividing rail is removably secured by locating pins with ball detent. A plurality of sliding drawers is affixed below the crib base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventors: Marc Fertil, Berline Fertil
  • Patent number: 6923836
    Abstract: The present application relates to a process for preparing dyed plastics or polymeric dye particles characterized in that it comprises mixing a high molecular weight organic material with a coloristically effective amount of at least one dye of the formula where R1 is hydrogen, hydroxyl or a radical —NHCO—R6, where R6 is C1-C6alkyl or unsubstituted or C1-C4alkyl- or halogen-substituted phenyl, R2 is hydrogen, hydroxyl or a radical W—R7, where W is —NHCO— or —S— and R7 is C1-C6alkyl or unsubstituted or C1-C4alkyl- or halogen-substituted phenyl, R3 is hydrogen, R4 is hydrogen or hydroxyl, R5 is hydrogen, or R3 and R4 combine to form the radical of the formula, where the rings A and B may independently bear further substituents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Rainer Hildebrand, Peter Sutter
  • Patent number: 6658679
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a lightweight, portable guard to separate two people sleeping in a common area. The invention serves to block a great deal of the noise attendant to snoring, and to shield to some degree the transmission of airborne spray emanating from the mouth of a sleeper, and optionally to shield light reaching the sleeper. The device is portable, inflatable with air or a similar innocuous fluid, and easily deflatable for compact storage after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Henry Weibert
  • Patent number: 6510572
    Abstract: A bed curtain divider for individuals sharing a bed, the bed curtain includes a substantially flexible barrier for shielding light rays from an individual on lying on the bed, the barrier comprising a first section having a first releasable attachment for attaching to a wall proximate a head portion of the bed, a second section operably adapted to maintain a first edge of the barrier intermediate the first corner and the second corner in tension, and a third section proximate the head portion of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: David A. Horowitz
  • Publication number: 20020144347
    Abstract: A bed curtain for individuals sharing a bed, the bed curtain includes a substantially flexible barrier for shielding light rays from an individual on lying on the bed, said barrier comprising a first section having a first releasable attachment for attaching to a wall proximate a head portion of the bed, a second section operably adapted to maintain a first edge of the barrier intermediate the first corner and the second corner in tension, and a third section proximate the head portion of the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: David A. Horowitz
  • Patent number: 6189165
    Abstract: A cot includes a base, a pair of side walls and a pair of end walls extending above the base. A transverse wall is detachably secured across the cot above the base between the side walls at a position partway along the length of the cot and serves to reduce the effective length of the cot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: G & S Safety Products Limited
    Inventor: Carl Burton
  • Patent number: 5971487
    Abstract: A substantially rectangular, vertically-extending divider made of soft compressible material and having a height approximately equal to the height of the rear backrest of a motor vehicle attaches to the rear seat by employing the rear seat center seat belt. A slot at the back of the seat divider receives the center seat belt such that when secured by the seat belt, the soft material of the divider is compressed against the rear seat providing secure retention. The dimension of the seat divider extends forwardly through the interior cabin space between the backrests of individual front seats of the vehicle, and the width of the divider is substantially equal to the space between the front seat backrests. The divider includes a notch at the front bottom corner which receives and rests upon a center console of the vehicle. An internal rigid planar foam core, which extends substantially across the entire side profile of the divider, provides structural integrity to the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Robert P. Passehl
    Inventor: Robert P. Passehl
  • Patent number: 5867850
    Abstract: A bassinet for a play yard having a bottom wall, a continuous upstanding side wall and one or more separating panels to divide the bassinet into discrete stand-alone compartments. A removable cover may be utilized with one or more compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John V. Mariol
  • Patent number: 5560058
    Abstract: A sleeping surface divider that provides a shield between the heads and upper bodies of two people sleeping in one bed. The divider has two parts, a shield (FIG. 2) and a support part (FIG. 3). The shield is made of thick, soft and resiliant material and has a hole (1) cut into it for attaching the support. The support is also made of the same material and is used to hold the shield in a vertical position. The support has a cut out (2) in it which allows it to stand flat on the sleeping surface when inserted into the hole in the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Inventor: James B. Smith
  • Patent number: 5555581
    Abstract: A bed bridge (10) for converting a pair of beds (12) and (14) into a larger sized bed comprising a platform member (16) and an elongated protrusion (18) projecting downwardly from the center of the platform member (16). When the platform member (16) is placed upon juxtaposed portions of the top surfaces (20) and (22) of two adjacent mattresses (24) and (26) of the beds (12) and (14), the elongated protrusion (18) will extend down between the sides (28) and (30) of the two adjacent mattresses (24) and (26). When the two adjacent mattresses (24) and (26) are pushed together, the elongated protrusion (18) will then cause the platform member (16) to properly position itself on the juxtaposed portions of the top surfaces (20) and (22) of the two adjacent mattresses (24) and (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Inventor: Claudia Woods
  • Patent number: 5528785
    Abstract: A confining device couch converter which converts a seat cushion of a couch into a confining device for a resting baby. The confining device includes a sheet portion, which is flat, for covering a portion of the seat cushion where the baby rests. A wedge positioned along a perimeter of the sheet portion provides a barrier so that the baby does not fall onto the floor. An attaching portion connects the sheet portion to the seat cushion so that the confining device is secured to the seat cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventor: Tami L. Petrus
  • Patent number: 5457830
    Abstract: Delineation of the centerline of a bed by incorporating visible and tactile decoration into the centerline of form fitted bottom sheeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Inventors: Geoffrey J. Fox, Helaine A. Fox
  • Patent number: 5255958
    Abstract: A struggling barrier for children includes a semirigid wall for blocking struggling movements which is attached to a flexible sheet for receiving sitting body weight of children. The method of sitting on the flexible sheet transfers body weight force to the attached wall thereby causing the flexible and movable device to become a semirigid and difficult to move barrier device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Inventor: Thomas G. Frischmann
  • Patent number: 5161270
    Abstract: This invention relates to a changing apparatus comprising mattress means for receiving a person including an upper portion and a lower portion; and means for separating said upper portion and said lower portion operatively connected to said mattress means, said separator means including an open position for allowing a person to be positioned on said mattress means and a closed position for substantially preventing said person from touching his or her lower extremities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Inventor: Feridoon Najmabadi
  • Patent number: 4890346
    Abstract: An infant enclosure for use with a conventional baby crib which includes a sheet and a soft bumper which is detachably securable to the sheet to extend across the crib to establish a smaller enclosure within the crib for receiving small children such as newborn infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Inventor: Judith Rist
  • Patent number: 4872228
    Abstract: A bed guard for temporary use to reduce the risk of falling out of bed comprises at least one elongated bolster operatively assembled on top of a conventional mattress and releasably held in operative position along one side of the bed by a conventional bedsheet covering the mattress and the bolster and tucked under the mattress. A plurality of bolsters may be used on each side of the bed for additional protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Inventor: Carolyn B. Bishop
  • Patent number: 4591693
    Abstract: A combination elongate soft resilient foamed polymer body, so constructed and configured as to lie along the side of the body of a human user, and a heater enclosing the polymer body, the heater being formed of fabric and including electrically insulated resistance heating lines extending substantially the length of and along the sides of the foamed polymer body, for warming a human user during sleep is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Inventor: Carl A. Pike
  • Patent number: 4233699
    Abstract: A portable security wall incorporating a first section, insertable beneath a chair cushion, couch cushion, mattress, or the like, on which an infant may be placed, and a second section, angularly disposed with respect thereto, to serve as a backstop to prevent the infant from falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Inventor: Michael G. Amato
  • Patent number: 4197603
    Abstract: A back support means which may be detachably positioned on a mattress comprising a bottom sheet having a width to cover the central portion of a mattress and extending across the width of said mattress, which bottom sheet along with a top sheet form an open-ended pillow receptacle substantially extending the width of said bottom sheet. Within the open-ended pillow receptacle is placed a pillow of a size substantially conforming to the interior of the open-ended receptacle. The pillow is filled with shredded polymeric foam, preferably a rigid or semi-rigid shredded polystyrene foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Inventor: Ronald E. Greenhawk, Sr.