Rigid Plate Or Layer Reinforced, With Uniform, Fixed Supporting Characteristics Across Top Surface Patents (Class 5/701)
  • Patent number: 8607380
    Abstract: A lightweight bed assembly kit includes slats and runners adapted for connection to each other at spaced apart locations to form a grid. A U-shaped channel member is adapted for connection to the grid to form a support frame. A covering constructed to form a substantially smooth sleeping surface for an adult human is sized and shaped to be disposed on a top surface of the support frame. A method of assembling a lightweight bed includes arranging runners and slats transversely to each other and connecting the runners and slats together to form a grid. A U-shaped channel member is connected to the grid to form a support frame. A covering constructed to form a substantially smooth sleeping surface is mounted on a top surface of the support frame. A second support frame can be connected to the first support frame by another U-shaped channel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Inteplast Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Leo Yih Lang Chang, Phillip Wu
  • Patent number: 8375492
    Abstract: The mattress structure comprises: a mattress body; a fixing plate, being firmly disposed in the mattress body and having a plurality of fixing holes; a moving plate, being disposed in the mattress body and above the fixing plate, the moving plate having a plurality of penetrating holes; a plurality of flexible members, being disposed on the surface of the top end of the moving plate; a plurality of fixing members, each of the fixing members having a fastening end and a connecting end; and a plurality of lifting devices, being disposed at the bottom of the moving plate, by means of the lifting devices driving the moving plate and the fixing members holding the flexible members, the flexible members being then compressed in order to adjust the flexible supporting forces of the mattress body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Han-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 8037562
    Abstract: A mattress including a core foam layer having a first indentation force deflection at twenty five percent compression, a first density and a first thickness. The top outer foam layer has a second indentation force deflection at twenty five percent compression, a second density and a second thickness. The first intermediate foam layer is intermediate and coextensive with the core layer and the top outer layer, and has a third indentation force deflection at twenty five percent compression, a third density and a third intermediate thickness. The first indentation force deflection is greater than the third indentation force deflection and the third indentation force deflection is greater than the second indentation force deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Kemper Support Surfaces, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Kemper, Kristi Sonsteby Kemper
  • Publication number: 20110099722
    Abstract: Reinforced mattresses have a mattress core and one or more reinforcement pads located proximate to the mattress core, and corresponding higher density stitch patterns in a quilt package layer which are co-located with the reinforcement pads. The one or more reinforcement pads are located in higher load areas of the mattress such as the pelvic region or head and shoulders region to provide additional support and to resist or prevent permanent indentation of the mattress support surface and provide increased support. In one embodiment, the one or more reinforcement pads have a length that is less than the length of the mattress core and a width that is substantially the width of the mattress core, with corresponding areas in the quilt package layer of higher density stitching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: David Michael Moret, James A. Beamon
  • Patent number: 7810194
    Abstract: A mattress for use with an adjustable bed frame having a carriage, a head support section and a thigh support section connected to the carriage and a foot support section connected to the thigh support section includes a foam layer, a rigid planar retainer member fastened to an underside portion of the foam layer, a fabric layer arranged to cover the retainer member and a fastener connected to the retainer member for connecting the retainer member to the carriage. The mattress may include a plurality of channels formed in the foam layer and arranged to allow airflow through the foam layer. A fan may be mounted in the foam layer to force air through the channels. Loudspeaker system components may also be mounted in the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Alain Clenet
  • Publication number: 20100235992
    Abstract: A mattress system includes a core mattress and a mattress cover. The core is made from a resilient material with a top surface that may be inclined with respect to the bottom surface. The removable mattress sheet covers the core and includes a breathable material that forms a hammock over a depression in the top surface. The subject rests at least partially on the hammock. One or more sidewalls of the mattress depression may have one or more openings to facilitate air circulation within the depression. The external ends of the openings may connect to an air or aerosol source to inject air or aerosols into the depression cavity. The core may be coated with a fire retardant, impermeable water-proofing or gas impermeable layer. A ventilator may be adapted within the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jose Bensoussan
  • Publication number: 20100132123
    Abstract: A versatile support member constructed of a metallic mesh is provided in a bedding product. The support member is placed on top of the mattress core (whether foam or spring coil) before the mattress cover is attached. The support member may be constructed of titanium wire in a woven or welded mesh grid or web configuration, although other metals (such as, but not limited to, vanadium, chromium, platinum, molybdenum, nickel, iron, zinc), alloys thereof, or fiber composites (such as, but not limited to, carbon or graphite) may be used. The support member may be directly attached to the core or may be secured to the upper or lower border rods by hog rings, stitching, lacing, or other conventional means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard F. Gladney, Robert Hellyer
  • Publication number: 20100058541
    Abstract: A mattress including a core foam layer having a first indentation force deflection at twenty five percent compression, a first density and a first thickness. The top outer foam layer has a second indentation force deflection at twenty five percent compression, a second density and a second thickness. The first intermediate foam layer is intermediate and coextensive with the core layer and the top outer layer, and has a third indentation force deflection at twenty five percent compression, a third density and a third intermediate thickness. The first indentation force deflection is greater than the third indentation force deflection and the third indentation force deflection is greater than the second indentation force deflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher E. Kemper
  • Patent number: 7624464
    Abstract: A versatile support member constructed of a metallic mesh is provided in a bedding product. The support member is placed on top of the mattress core (whether foam or spring coil) before the mattress cover is attached. The support member may be constructed of titanium wire in a woven or welded mesh grid or web configuration, although other metals (such as, but not limited to, vanadium, chromium, platinum, molybdenum, nickel, iron, zinc), alloys thereof, or fiber composites (such as, but not limited to, carbon or graphite) may be used. The support member may be directly attached to the core or may be secured to the upper or lower border rods by hog rings, stitching, lacing, or other conventional means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard F. Gladney, Robert Hellyer
  • Publication number: 20080295251
    Abstract: A mattress core unit, such as an innerspring, is placed inside a foam envelope, which in turn is covered with fabric. The side and end rails of the envelope overlap the bottom panel, to provide good support for all edges of the mattress. The top panel of the envelope overlaps the side and end rails. To make a reversible mattress, an overlapping bottom foam panel is used. The method simplifies matress construction, reduces the number of required stock keeping units, and provides a comfortable, yet firm, feel at the edges of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: KINGSDOWN, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: J. Patrick Flippin
  • Publication number: 20080263775
    Abstract: A mattress for use with an adjustable bed frame having a carriage, a head support section and a thigh support section connected to the carriage and a foot support section connected to the thigh support section includes a foam layer, a rigid planar retainer member fastened to an underside portion of the foam layer, a fabric layer arranged to cover the retainer member and a fastener connected to the retainer member for connecting the retainer member to the carriage. The mattress may include a plurality of channels formed in the foam layer and arranged to allow airflow through the foam layer. A fan may be mounted in the foam layer to force air through the channels. Loudspeaker system components may also be mounted in the channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Alain Clenet
  • Patent number: 7103933
    Abstract: A bed assembly provides an enlarged sleeping surface area as compared to a standard Queen sized bed. Specifically, in the disclosed bed assemblies, the sleeping surface area is about 64 inches to about 68 inches wide and about 77 inches to about 82 inches long. This can be accomplished by providing both a mattress and a foundation having the appropriate, enlarged sleeping surface area, or by combining an enlarged mattress with a foundation having at least one standard Queen sized surface. The mattress and foundation can be fit into a bed frame made of a suitable size to fit the bottom surface of the foundation (i.e., either “enlarged” or standard Queen size). The enlarged sleeping surface of the bed may be between about 65 inches to about 67 inches wide and about 78 inches to about 80 inches long. This enlarged sleeping surface area provides a more comfortable and restful sleep for two occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Dreamwell Ltd.
    Inventors: Rick F. Gladney, Kurtis A. Ling
  • Patent number: 7013515
    Abstract: A body impression resistant mattress assembly comprised of an inner mattress unit, at least one raised sleep zone, a first cushion top, and an outer cover encasing the raised sleep zone and the first cushion top. The insert is sized and located within the mattress so that it inhibits the formation of body impressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Inventor: J. Wesner Price
  • Patent number: 6656856
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mattress or furniture insulator pads that are placed between the coil springs and the cushioning material in mattresses or furniture, such as chair seats. Such insulator pads prevent the springs from piercing the furniture cushion and provide a bridge across the springs to more evenly distribute weight over the springs. The insulator pads according to the invention have three layers formed by sandwiching polyurethane foam between stiffening layers, preferably formed from polypropylene openmesh netting. Most preferably, a five layer insulator pad has the polyurethane foam sandwiched between stiffening layers and also has outer layers of polyurethane foam, applied adjacent to the stiffening layers, forming the top and bottom surfaces of the pad. Such outer layer foam sheets provide friction characteristics that retard relative movement between the cushion and the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Foamex L.P.
    Inventor: John R. Rucker
  • Patent number: 6647569
    Abstract: A stressable fabric that includes a plurality of layers of multiple materials. A top layer is formed from a generally non-elastic material. Suitable materials for the top layer are fibers, cables, woven material, or any other material that will bend when stress is applied, but that will not stretch. The top layer is attached to a motion axis defining layer made from a plurality of non-compressible blocks. The non-compressible blocks may be rectangular, oval, or other shapes depending on the requirements of a specific application. The shape of the non-compressible blocks defines the directions in which the stressable fabric can easily move. The non-compressible blocks of the motion axis defining layer are separated by a compressible interstitial element. The degree of compressibility of the compressible interstitial element is also varied according to the product design requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Dave Tansek
  • Patent number: 6519798
    Abstract: A bed assembly provides an enlarged sleeping surface area as compared to a standard Queen sized bed. Specifically, in the disclosed bed assemblies, the sleeping surface area is about 64 inches to about 68 inches wide and about 77 inches to about 82 inches long. This can be accomplished by providing both a mattress and a foundation having the appropriate, enlarged sleeping surface area, or by combining an enlarged mattress with a foundation having at least one standard Queen sized surface. The mattress and foundation can be fit into a bed frame made of a suitable size to fit the bottom surface of the foundation (i.e., either “enlarged” or standard Queen size). The enlarged sleeping surface of the bed may be between about 65 inches to about 67 inches wide and about 78 inches to about 80 inches long. This enlarged sleeping surface area provides a more comfortable and restful sleep for two occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rick F. Gladney, Kurtis A. Ling
  • Publication number: 20030028970
    Abstract: A bed assembly provides an enlarged sleeping surface area as compared to a standard Queen sized bed. Specifically, in the disclosed bed assemblies, the sleeping surface area is about 64 inches to about 68 inches wide and about 77 inches to about 82 inches long. This can be accomplished by providing both a mattress and a foundation having the appropriate, enlarged sleeping surface area, or by combining an enlarged mattress with a foundation having at least one standard Queen sized surface. The mattress and foundation can be fit into a bed frame made of a suitable size to fit the bottom surface of the foundation (i.e., either “enlarged” or standard Queen size). The enlarged sleeping surface of the bed may be between about 65 inches to about 67 inches wide and about 78 inches to about 80 inches long. This enlarged sleeping surface area provides a more comfortable and restful sleep for two occupants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Rick F. Gladney, Kurtis A. Ling
  • Patent number: 6401282
    Abstract: A mattress system, sofa, cushioned seat, and the like, having top surface made from rigid material which is divided into plurality of polygonal columns or spherical shapes and configured into a geometrical pattern in various size and shape which has the transversal width and the longitudinal length adding or reducing according to the user's preference. The top surface elements are correspondingly supported by plurality of resilient elements, which are pneumatic in general, adjustable to provide the preferable comfort, desirous top surface contour and prescriptive pressure at particular spots. The top surface elements and resilient elements are individually replaceable and exchangeable. The mattress, sofa, cushioned seat and the like can be retrofit or modified three dimensionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Hai Shum
  • Patent number: 6308354
    Abstract: A mattress is provided having an innerspring, at least one upholstery layer, which includes at least one foam layer, and quilt panel layers. The upholstery layer has an edged support layer, a steel wire grid laminated to the edged support layer, and a firm foam layer laminated to the steel wire grid. The steel wire grid serves to provide support and to reduce the sagging effect caused when adding additional foam layers. The firm foam layer provides support distributed even across the mattress and may be used alone or in combination with the steel wire grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Serta, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Lilly, Robert J. Sabalaskey
  • Patent number: 6003178
    Abstract: An anatomic mattress has an external structure, and an internal structure located interiorly of the external structure, the internal structure including an upper part and a lower part, the lower part being formed as a continuous lower plate while the upper part being formed by a plurality of individual upper plates connected with the lower plate, by a plurality of projections located between the lower plate and each of the upper plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventor: Carlos Alberto Montoni