With Frame Means Supporting Or Surrounding A Removable Bladder Patents (Class 5/678)
  • Patent number: 8266747
    Abstract: By providing a plurality of preformed components which are quickly and easily affixed in engagement with each other, a final construction is realized which peripherally surrounds any desired mattress configuration in cooperating association therewith. In this way, a new foam plastic product is achieved which is capable of being quickly and easily mounted to mattress constructions peripherally surrounding the mattress and providing an enhanced side support system. In this way, any desired mattress size or configuration is capable of being peripherally surrounded with a foam support assembly for enhancing the mattress construction and configuration. Furthermore, by employing the present invention, a rapid, convenient, and virtually labor free assembly is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Nomaco Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Sobran, Christopher Dean Page, James Robert Richmond, Jozsef Kertesz
  • Patent number: 7849541
    Abstract: A bed mattress support apparatus and method includes a fluid filled bladder or multiplicity of bladders to vertically support a rigid platform. The rigid platform provides a suspended surface to support a mattress, foam pad, or other mattress-like device. A frame surrounds the bladder to prevent lateral movement of the bladder. Motion limiting features control vertical displacement of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Derek K. Gauger
  • Publication number: 20090193580
    Abstract: A bed mattress support apparatus and method includes a fluid filled bladder or multiplicity of bladders to vertically support a rigid platform. The rigid platform provides a suspended surface to support a mattress, foam pad, or other mattress-like device. A frame surrounds the bladder to prevent lateral movement of the bladder. Motion limiting features control vertical displacement of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Derek K. Gauger
  • Publication number: 20090077752
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a waterbed with at least one water-filled mattress, which forms a substantially flat bed surface when in an unloaded state and which is held inside a frame consisting of beams of foamed plastics. On the inside of the waterbed, at least one beam is convexly curved, proceeding upward in an arc from a carrier plate and continuing as a flat surface at the top, underneath the surface of the bed. The mattress, on the side facing the beam, has a concave recess conforming to the arc of the beam and has an extension of rectangular cross section, which covers the top surface of the beam, the extension preferably extending all the way to, and being flush with, the top outside edge of the beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Stephan Wolfgang Bar
  • Patent number: 7356862
    Abstract: A waterbed includes a bed frame, a water mattress mounted on the bed frame, and a flapping device. The flapping device includes two longitudinal shafts rotatably supported by the bed frame and a plurality of flapping members securely mounted on each longitudinal shaft. The flapping members flap the water mattress when the longitudinal shafts turn, thereby creating water waves inside the water mattress. The user's body s can be massaged to obtain effects of exercise, fats removal, and weight losing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Yin-Pao Hsieh
  • Patent number: 6857152
    Abstract: A water bed structure includes water containing bodies, a concave bed body, air protection borders and a bed housing, wherein the water containing bodies are installed in accommodating chambers formed by the concave bed body and the air protection borders, and are placed into the bed housing. The concave bed body has each of four sides thereof provided with at least two openings for installing four unfilled air protection borders through the openings. The four air protection borders are provided with air inlet plugs that are located at the openings at the four sides of the four air protection borders. The assembled air protection borders and the concave bed of the water containing beds are placed into an inverted U-shape bed housing in an upward direction, such that the openings of the concave bed body and the air inlet plugs of the air protection borders are concealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Andy S. Chow
  • Patent number: 5727268
    Abstract: A soft edging for a water bed formed by a hollow profile having two sides directed towards each other. The uppermost of these sides is an inwardly and downwardly directed surface which supports a foam rail. The lowermost of these sides is configured at an angle relative to a plate defining therebetween a continuous hollow space. A wedging-shaped component, connected to the foam rail by a flexible material, such as a strip of textile is clamped in the continuous hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventor: Etienne Tilmans
  • Patent number: 5564141
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a multi-component mattress comprising a pillow top detachably connected to a mattress core. The mattress core comprises a plurality of hydraulic cylinders, liquid impervious covers for the cylinders, a variety of foam cushions positioned on top of the so-encased cylinders, a resilient edging holding the cylinders in place and defining the outer perimeter of the mattress core, a moisture barrier, and a cover encasing the core members. Upon assembly, water is added to the cylinders. A unique feature of this mattress is that it is manufactured and sold in knock-down, ready-to-assemble form. This provides for compactness in shipping, ease of handling, and a substantial reduction in consumer cost. The mattress is used in combination with a planar support platform which also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Inventor: Robert F. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5557813
    Abstract: A knock down mattress system comprises a generally rectangular box-like shell having a bottom panel, a top panel and side panels interposed therebetween. A plurality of generally elongate bolsters are dimensioned and configured to be positioned within the shell in abutment with the side panels thereof. Each bolster comprises a casing containing resiliently compressible, pocketed coil springs, thereby providing a firm but compliant perimeter around the bed. The bolsters are maintained in proper position within the shell by straps which cooperate with loops formed in the bottom panel of the shell. By this configuration, the bolsters define an interior bounded space within the shell to contain a water mattress, an air mattress or other suitable mattress member. Because the bed system comprises an assembly of discrete pieces, it can be shipped conveniently to the customer in disassembled form and is readily assembled at final destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Simmons Company
    Inventors: C. Edward Steed, Ricky F. Gladney