Receptacle, Drawer, Or Compartment Patents (Class 5/58)
  • Patent number: 8997275
    Abstract: An article of furniture 10 comprises a box frame 12 defining a void 14 and having a first opening 18 and an opposed, second opening 20. A lid arrangement 22 is associated with the first opening 18 of the frame 12 for closing the first opening 18. The article of furniture 10 includes a tub member 24 for closing the second opening 20. The tub member 24 comprises a dished portion 28. The tub member 24 is reversibly connectable to the box frame 12 so that, in a first orientation, at least the dished portion 28 is received within the void 14 of the box frame 12 to form an assembly of reduced volume for transportation or storage purposes and, in a reversed, second orientation, the dished portion 28 of the tub member 24 extends away from the void 14 to form an assembly of increased volume defined by a combination of the void 14 defined by the frame 12 and the dished portion 28 of the tub member 24 in its second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: King Furniture Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Steven Leonard Higgs, David Russell King
  • Patent number: 8943624
    Abstract: A bed is disclosed including first and second platform portions, the first including drawers and slideout features that are vertically offset to serve as chairs and a desk. The second platform portion supports a portion of a mattress and a panel for supporting the mattress. The second platform may include vertical supports flush with lateral panels of the first platform portion and may include laterally extending shelves and a horizontal support positioned to support the mattress. The drawers and slideout features may be mounted in modules positioned in rows to define the first platform. A slideout platform may slide out from a foot of the bed and may include a vertical panel that is flush with a back panel of the second platform portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Youngstrom
  • Patent number: 8931123
    Abstract: An assemblable mattress support can be shipped with all of its components compactly packed into the headboard. The mattress support includes a foldable longitudinal bar, a lateral bar, side panels, wooden slats, block legs and a footboard, all of which fit inside a compartment in the headboard. In an assembled state of the mattress support, a first connector at one end of the longitudinal bar attaches to a third connector on the outside of the headboard. A second connector at the other end of the longitudinal bar attaches to a fourth connector on the footboard. The middle of the lateral bar connects to the middle of the longitudinal bar. The block legs are attached to the bottom sides of the headboard and footboard. The slats are attached to one another by fabric ribbons and are placed in parallel over the longitudinal bar and support ledges on the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 8656533
    Abstract: A furniture assembly may generally include a frame having legs for supporting the frame. The legs may generally define a space under the frame. A panel may be configured to be coupled to the frame to conceal at least part of the space under the frame. A furniture assembly may also, or alternatively, generally include a frame having a surface, and an overlay configured to be coupled to the frame to cover at least part of the surface of the frame. The overlay may provide a select appearance to the frame at the surface. A furniture assembly may further, or alternatively, generally include a frame having an opening, and an insert configured to be coupled to the frame at the opening. The insert may provide a select appearance to the frame at the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Night and Day Furniture LLC
    Inventors: Joel Grossman, Mike Gallawa, Howard Porter
  • Patent number: 7748061
    Abstract: A sleep sofa includes a main frame, a seat unit, a back unit and a supporting linkage assembly that can move the back unit along an arc to the front of the seat unit when the sleep sofa is converted to a bed state, the supporting linkage simultaneously lifting the rear side of the seat unit, which is mounted in the main frame to slope downwardly from horizontal at about a 5° angle, up to horizontal. Once positioned in front of the seat unit, the back unit can be pushed downwardly so as to rotate into a locked parallel orientation with the seat unit. The seat cushion of the seat unit and the back cushion of the back unit form the bedding surface. Pushing a back release tube will unlock the back unit to allow it to be returned to a sitting positioning above the seat unit (tilted rearwardly to define an angle of about 115° with the seat unit). During its arc movement over the seat unit, the back unit will rotate around pivots on the side backs thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: JPD, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Pine
  • Patent number: 7418747
    Abstract: A furniture member adapted to act as a versatile headboard is disclosed. The furniture member has a substantially vertical back member, two side members, a substantially vertical, lower front member and an angled front member collectively defining an interior space with the angled front member extending upward at a slope between the front lower member and a top edge of the vertical back member. The furniture member is placed against a mattress and box spring arrangement allowing people on the mattress to sit up by leaning against the angled front member. Adjustment of the angled front member is also disclosed. Use of the furniture member permits people to comfortably read, eat, use a laptop and conduct various other activities while in seated in bed. The furniture member also provides storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Jason D. Myers
  • Patent number: 7360261
    Abstract: A sofa has a first frame fixed to first and second side members and a mattress with a first section secured to the first frame and a second section located over the first section by a hinge to define a seat that is rotated about the hinge to define a first sleeping surface. A second frame is pivotally attached to the first and second side members with a second mattress attached thereto to define a back for the sofa. A rail is secured to the second frame and engages a beam that extends between the first and second side member to set an incline for the back. The rail is rotated to define a barrier when the second frame is positioned a horizontal plane to define a second sleeping surface. Legs that extend from the second frame engage the side members to retain the second mattress in the horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Progressive Design Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Donald Sheliga
  • Patent number: 7269865
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a sofa with a flip-up deck. The sofa has a sofa frame with a back, a front, and a pair of opposed arms. The deck is rotatably coupled between the pair of opposed arms at a position intermediate the front and the back. Further, the deck is adapted to move between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: H. Keith James, Dennis E. Arft
  • Patent number: 7240381
    Abstract: A combination window seat and bed includes a front section, an intermediate section and a rear section. The front and intermediate sections can be telescopically nested beneath the rear section to form a window seat when the device is not in use. Alternatively, the front and intermediate sections can be extended from the rear section to form a king size bed. Cushion panels may be positioned on the upper surface of each of the three sections to form a padded sleeping surface. The front section includes slidable drawers for storing linens and similar accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Cynthia L. Hawse
  • Patent number: 6848127
    Abstract: The invention aims to provide a folding sofa bed wherein a sofa can be made compact and which gives a stable bed that is comfortable to sleep on, and moreover where converting between a sofa and a bed is very easy. The folding sofa bed of the invention comprises a mat section divided lengthwise into three parts, namely a front mat, a center mat and a rear mat, a support frame for supporting part of the rear mat and center mat, and a movable storage container which supports the rest of the center mat and most of the front mat. Furthermore, each mat is secured to an upper edge of the support frame or the movable container, so as to be rotatable up and down, and the movable container can be stored within the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Maruhachi-Mawata Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Inagaki
  • Patent number: 6769143
    Abstract: A bedding storage container includes a pouch, and at least one strap attached to the pouch. The pouch has a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls thereby forming a storage area. The at least one strap adjustably attaches the pouch to a futon frame assembly. A lid is hingedly attached to the rear wall. The front wall has a lip as an upper edge thereof. The lid is selectably positionable over the lip. As desired, the lid has openings formed thereupon. The openings receive buttons attached to the front wall, thereby securing the container in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Preston O. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20040049847
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for sleeping or relaxing employing a hollow foundation interposed between a bedframe and a mattress, with the foundation adapted for the storage of objects by including at least one storage drawer that extends from a frame of the foundation to its interior, the frame having opposed elongated sides and the storage drawer extends into the foundation from one of its elongated sides and from the opposite one of the elongated sides so that a plurality of storage drawers can occupy substantially the entire interior of the foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas Leoutsakos
  • Publication number: 20030167566
    Abstract: The invention aims to provide a folding sofa bed wherein a sofa can be made compact and which gives a stable bed that is comfortable to sleep on, and moreover where converting between a sofa and a bed is very easy. The folding sofa bed of the invention comprises a mat section divided lengthwise into three parts, namely a front mat, a center mat and a rear mat, a support frame for supporting part of the rear mat and center mat, and a movable storage container which supports the rest of the center mat and most of the front mat. Furthermore, each mat is secured to an upper edge of the support frame or the movable container, so as to be rotatable up and down, and the movable container can be stored within the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: Maruhachi-Mawata Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20030150056
    Abstract: A bedding storage container includes a pouch, and at least one strap attached to the pouch. The pouch has a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls thereby forming a storage area. The at least one strap adjustably attaches the pouch to a futon frame assembly. A lid is hingedly attached to the rear wall. The front wall has a lip as an upper edge thereof. The lid is selectably positionable over the lip. As desired, the lid has openings formed thereupon. The openings receive buttons attached to the front wall, thereby securing the container in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Preston O. Clarke
  • Patent number: 6594833
    Abstract: A sofa bed is provided with a backrest and a bed/seating portion supported by a frame. The frame has a back member with inverted “L” slotted posts, the slots receiving pins on connection member's ends that are pivotally connected to the backrest. Manipulation of the backrest causes the pins to rest in a horizontal slot portion, the connection members then causing the backrest top to be spaced from the frame back member into a forward position in which it is oriented to serve as a seat back for an occupant seated on the bed member. Positioning members brace the backrest bottom against the frame. Further manipulation causes the pins to descend into a vertical slot portion allowing the connection members to pivot such that the backrest is in a substantially flush position against the frame back. Lid members and permanent and removable side portions are provided, with attachable cushioned armrests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Vera Timoshenko
  • Patent number: 6588837
    Abstract: A chair is adapted to form a sitting surface and a sleeping surface and comprises a chair back and a seat. The chair back and seat are relatively movable to form the sitting surface and the sleeping surface. In the event that there are any questions related to this amendment or to the application in general, the undersigned would appreciate the opportunity to address those questions directly in a telephone interview to expedite the prosecution of this application for all concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Schultz, G. Brent Fagan
  • Publication number: 20030084507
    Abstract: A sofa bed is provided with a backrest and a bed/seating portion supported by a frame. The frame has a back member with inverted “L” slotted posts, the slots receiving pins on connection member's ends that are pivotally connected to the backrest. Manipulation of the backrest causes the pins to rest in a horizontal slot portion, the connection members then causing the backrest top to be spaced from the frame back member into a forward position in which it is oriented to serve as a seat back for an occupant seated on the bed member. Positioning members brace the backrest bottom against the frame. Further manipulation causes the pins to descend into a vertical slot portion allowing the connection members to pivot such that the backrest is in a substantially flush position against the frame back. Lid members and permanent and removable side portions are provided, with attachable cushioned armrests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventor: Vera Timoshenko
  • Patent number: 6502256
    Abstract: A prior art single stock keeping unit for accommodating double, queen, and king sized beds with both support and under the bed drawers is equipped with foot actuated drawer opening. Each stock keeping unit includes faced box spring supporting paired face frame-less cabinets which are conveniently shipped stacked one upon another and are placed back to back when assembled for underlying box spring support. Each face frame-less cabinet includes two floor-contacting members, two box spring contacting members, and three vertical members including a head vertical member, a foot vertical member, and an intermediate vertical member. Conventional drawers on side mounted drawer roller bearing and slide guides to expose a finished drawer front without hardware for opening and closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventors: John McNeil, James B. Hickman, Michael W. Isheim
  • Patent number: 6463603
    Abstract: A convertible bed/seat which includes a first section positioned as a seat, to accomodate the convertible wall bed/seat mattress in its folded seat configuration, a second section which rolls outwardly on locking casters and drawer guides from the first section and a third storage drawer section which rolls outwardly on locking casters and drawer guides from the second section to form a bed configuration for the convertible wall bed/seat mattress in its bed configuration. The first section is covered by a flat surface which is lowered into place on friction-type lid stays. A two-piece hinged cover is utilized to cover the second section and third storage drawer section to form a substantially flat surface on the convertible wall bed/seat when in its bed configuration for its convertible wall bed/seat mattress in its unfolded bed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Tinka Camfield
  • Patent number: 5794283
    Abstract: A convertible furniture that in one configuration is a bed and in another is a chair, coach or sofa, depending on its dimensions. Telescopically mounted housing members extend out a sufficient amount to define an upper surface over which cushions are positioned to provide a suitable horizontal resting surface. The upper surface is defined with hingedly mounted closure members that cover a storage cavities below. One of the closures at one end includes a frame with one of its sides being slidably mounted to the underside of the closure. The opposite side of the frame is hingedly mounted to the inner wall of the cavity of the largest housing member. The underside of the closure includes a stop member against which the sliding side of the frame engages when it reaches a predetermined position. Two cord or flexible elongated members are attached to the upper end of the frame so that a user by pulling it causes the collapse of the closure back to the horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventors: Jose E. Vila, Elina M. Vila
  • Patent number: 5787522
    Abstract: A sofa-bed assembly in a recreational vehicle or van has a seat and a back. There is a storage space under the seat. The back can be moved in a simple roll-over action from an upright position at the rear of the seat to a horizontal, bed-forming position at the front edge of the seat. Two mounting brackets are fixed to the vehicle, one at each side of the seat. The back is connected to mounting brackets by two links on each side of the brackets and back to facilitate this action. The mounting brackets also serve to control the seat which is connected to the brackets by a pair of seat-connecting pivot links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Flair Interiors Incorporated
    Inventor: Keith L. Swihart
  • Patent number: 5652977
    Abstract: A settle bed construction (10) comprising a framework unit (11) having a pair of rocker panels (25)(26) formed on each end, and each rocker panel (25)(26) is provided with an arcuate rocker panel element (28); and each of the rocker panels (25)(26) are provided with an inner (31) and an outer (30) support panel pivotally connected to the respective rocker panels (25)(26); such that the construction (10) may be employed as a bench seat or as a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventor: George T. Vayda
  • Patent number: 5592705
    Abstract: This invention relates to an impact cushioning device for protecting bed occupants from fall-related injuries. The cushioning device generally comprises an inflatable air cushion or a variety of other impact absorbing materials. The impact absorbing cushion is stowed adjacent to the bed and adapted to rapid displacement when weight of the occupant is removed from the bed. The impact cushioning device is oriented to the bed in a manner wherein the cushion creates a barrier between the bed occupant and the floor when displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Inventor: Raymond O. West
  • Patent number: 5520436
    Abstract: A seating unit comprises a base that includes a seat portion and a drawer cavity therebeneath. The base includes a pair of support rails on opposite sides of the drawer cavity. A drawer fits within the cavity and comprises a generally horizontal floor and a pair of generally upright side walls of a predetermined thickness integrally formed with the floor. Each of the side walls comprises an upright portion extending upwardly a predetermined height from the floor, a ramped portion having a predetermined width and slope angle formed integrally with the upright portion and sloping upwardly and inwardly therefrom, a recessed portion attached above and formed integrally with the ramped portion, and an outwardly-projecting lip attached above and formed integrally with the recessed portion. The recessed portion extends the horizontal length of the side wall. The lip has a free end projecting outwardly from its corresponding upright wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Helton, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Rader, J. Steven Helton
  • Patent number: 5211130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a love bed. The love bed includes a box-shaped bed frame having a top recess area, area in the bed frame for storage, the bed frame has a hollow compartment with a front and side opening therein, a door hinged along its top edge to the bed frame in the front opening of the compartment, and a drawer that slideably fits into the side opening in the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Inventors: Elly I. Elias, Elvira Elias
  • Patent number: 4953242
    Abstract: A convertible article of furniture presenting a sofa in one arrangement and a bed in the other. Both sides and the back of the furniture flare out horizontally to form a ledge useful for supporting objects. A retractable bottom member is slidably withdrawable from the sofa to projectably form, in conjuction with that sofa, a bed of increased width. An enclosed storage area is formed between the vertical back of the furniture and a back cushion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Anne Harris
    Inventor: Anne Harris
  • Patent number: 4573225
    Abstract: A convertible seat-bed and storage unit comprising a pair of frame elements which support a plurality of panels in a seat configuration and which convert to support the same panels in a bed configuration. The unit has a primary storage area which remains undisturbed during the conversion process. Additional storage area is created when the unit is converted from the seat to the bed configuration. The panels are individually removable from the unit to provide free and open access to the storage areas. A preferred embodiment of the unit is well-suited for mounting in the cargo space of a van-type automotive vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Inventor: Robert Wolf
  • Patent number: 4563784
    Abstract: An improved seat-bed assembly which includes seat and back supports associated with a linkage and a motor to convert the assembly from seat form to a bed. The seat support may be raised when in the seat position to allow articles to be stored beneath the seat support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Fred Shrock
    Inventors: Fred J. Shrock, Harley Berkey
  • Patent number: 4555821
    Abstract: A sofa-bunk bed combination with the lower bunk-sofa seat surrounded by side panels. Upstanding, lateral side elements are located toward the rear at the lateral sides of the lower bunk. There is a back board at the top of the upright side elements of the lower bunk. An upper bunk-sofa back is hingedly connected to the back board. Foldable legs are hingedly connected to the underside of the upper support at the front thereof and are folded down to extend to the lower bunk for supporting the upper bunk. A storage bin at the upright elements at the rear extends forwardly and is hidden behind the downwardly suspended sofa back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Inventor: Elwin H. Page
  • Patent number: 4538308
    Abstract: A piece of furniture which is convertible to a bed, a sofa or couch, a recliner, a sick bed or a day bed for convalescents and which utilizes the geometry of its component parts to facilitate conversion from one mode, e.g., sofa, to another mode, e.g., bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Inventor: Nikita Grigoriev
  • Patent number: 4366585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an armchair effective to be transformed into a bed, comprising a plurality of opened box structures, coupled telescopically to one another and unthreadable from one another in such a way as to provide a resting plane having a length like that of a conventional bed. The level difference occurring in the box structures forming said resting plane or surface is compensated for by using cushions having suitably differentiated heights. To the fixed base structure, furthermore, are coupled a backrest effective to assume two stable positions of different slant, and at least a vertical wall provided with a basculable or tiltable arm and including an unthreadable table arranged to be rested on said tilted arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1983
    Assignee: I.V.M. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marcello Ponti, Paolo Cesana
  • Patent number: 4259755
    Abstract: An article of furniture is formed of a plurality of interconnected modules. Each module comprises a cabinet module in that it is formed by exterior wall members which define an interior storage space therewithin. The module is constructed having one or more slidable drawers or a lid for providing access to the interior storage space. The modules are provided with connecting members, such as male and female fasteners on appropriate side wall members thereof for mutually interconnecting a plurality of such cabinet modules so as to form a desired article of furniture thereby inherently imbuing the article of furniture so formed with cabinet or storage capabilities. The modules can be interconnected in a multitude of different configurations to obtain a variety of different articles of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Inventor: George Hollander
  • Patent number: 4226470
    Abstract: A convertible couch or chair has a normally stationary main frame, a primary seat frame pivotal and slidable on the main frame, a secondary seat frame slidable on the primary seat frame, and a back pivoted on the main frame and on its primary seat frame. The primary seat frame slides at its rear end in upwardly and forwardly inclined guides and links connecting it to the back automatically displace this back on displacement of the primary seat frame away from the main frame from an up position behind a stack of two cushions supported on the primary seat frame into a down position level forming a horizontal continuation of the upper surface of the lower cushion. The secondary frame is formed as a bedding-storage compartment and when pulled drawer-fashion out of the pulled-out primary seat frame serves as a support surface onto which the upper seat cushion can be flopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Assignee: Franz Wittmann Kommanditgesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Wittmann, Franz Mitterbauer
  • Patent number: 4186452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adjustable bed support pedestal. The pedestal includes at least two longitudinal, substantially vertical planar support members which have a length substantially equal to the length of the bed to be supported. The longitudinal support members are arranged in spaced, parallel relationship with one another within the perimeter of the bed to be supported. Each of the longitudinal support members has at least two vertically extending slots extending partially therethrough in spaced parallel relationship.The support pedestal includes at least two transverse, substantially vertical planar support members extending outwardly at substantially right angles to a longitudinal support member from an inside end inside the longitudinal support member to an outside end at the perimeter of the bed to be supported. The transverse support members are arranged in spaced, parallel relationship with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Inventor: Ronald Underwood
  • Patent number: 4110854
    Abstract: A modular base for a waterbed or the like is provided wherein the base is formed of a plurality of discreet segments, preferably six, which may serve not only to support the waterbed but also for storage. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, the modular elements are made of thin plywood which are set into a dadoed frame, greatly decreasing the cost and weight of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Inventor: Robert H. Sjolie
  • Patent number: 3994033
    Abstract: A bedstead is provided lending itself to incorporation with a decorative divan base or the like plinth, with or without drawers the plinth base having a rectangular ledge supporting a T-sectioned frame whose outwardly extended leg is supported on the ledge inwardly of which the mattress springs are thereby supported in one embodiment a longitudinal support member dividing the mattress support frame into two parts for facilitating transport and avoiding any tendency for two occupants to roll together when they do not wish to and permitting increased firmness for one of the occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Inventor: Abraham David Bendell