Nested, Twin And Stacked Patents (Class 5/8)
  • Patent number: 9003580
    Abstract: A mattress display includes at least one primary test bed including a head portion and a foot portion; at least one secondary test bed including a head portion and a foot portion; a wall, wherein the at least one primary and secondary test beds are in a spaced apart parallel relationship and positioned perpendicular with respect to the wall, wherein the at least one primary test bed is oriented such that the head portion is distally located from the wall and the foot portion 20 is proximal to the wall, and wherein the at least one secondary test bed is oriented such the head portion is proximal to the wall and the foot portion is distal to the wall; and a barrier disposed in close proximity to the head portion of the primary test bed, wherein the barrier is configured to provide an end user of the primary test bed with at least partial privacy, noise reduction, and/or light reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dreamwell, Ltd.
    Inventor: James P. Ross
  • Patent number: 8839469
    Abstract: A bunk bed system including a head board and a foot board assembled with corner posts and interconnecting slats including a modified mortise and tenon joint which includes a dado on a lateral face of the tenon in alignment with a vertical post channel and longitudinal pin channel which lock and fixedly holding the joint together. The vertical channel member cooperatively engages the dado to both fixedly hold the tenon within the mortise and to also hold the tenon perpendicular to the mortise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Anderson Wood Products Company
    Inventor: David S Anderson
  • Patent number: 8316479
    Abstract: A convertible furniture unit constituted by a sofa having an exposed wall and that can be converted into a folding double bed or into two mutually separate single beds. The conversion from double bed to two single beds occurs in the day version, with the beds arranged vertically, by virtue of the sliding movement on a rail (6) of the two portions (2, 3). The spring-based balancing system, the levers (18) and the fulcrums (22) of rotation are inside the supporting structure. The shoulders (8, 9) of the piece of furniture that embed the sprung bases in the day position are fixed to the sprung bases themselves and, by rotation, become the side boards of the bed in the night position; in this manner, the unit does not have, in the night version, the appearance of exposed wall-mounted furniture. The unit also allows, in the day version, to join without gaps the two seats into a sofa and, in the night version, to join the two single beds to form a double sprung base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Clei S.R.L.
    Inventor: Pierluigi Colombo
  • Patent number: 8220085
    Abstract: A stackable bed platform includes a primary sleep surface and a secondary sleep surface. The primary sleep surface includes a first bunk rail having a top edge formed by a first side wall, connected to a first end bunk rail having a top edge formed by a first end wall, connected to a second side bunk rail having a top edge formed by a second side wall, connected to a second end bunk rail having a top edge formed by a second end wall. The primary sleep surface also has a first supportive surface connected to the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall, and the second end wall. The secondary sleep surface includes a second supportive surface opposing the first supportive surface that is connected to the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall, and the second end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: VDL Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Claffy, Edward W. Claffy
  • Patent number: 8015635
    Abstract: A structural bunk system for a sleeper cab or other confined space is provided. The bunk system includes first and second shells that are made by injection molding and are then bonded together. The structural bunk system is secured to the wall of the sleeper cab or other confined space and is adapted to be moved between and upright stowed position and a lowered sleeping or storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Consolidated Metco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Miga, Graham Wildey
  • Patent number: 7882581
    Abstract: A modular bed frame has ladder-like side frames with upper and lower side rails, and ladder-like end frames with upper and lower rails. The side and end frames telescopingly attach to the ends of upper and lower rounded corner rails on separate corner assemblies at the four corners of the assembled foundation. The rounded corner rails are rigidly supported as a unit by upright bracing members. The insides of the side frames carry tubular upright fittings for increasing vertical rigidity. These fittings support upwardly opening tubular sleeves that receive right angle corner connectors on the ends of spaced apart and parallel horizontal slats that traverse the bed frame from end to end when assembled by a user. Separate bed-elevating assemblies positioned at or near the corner connector assemblies elevate the assembled foundation above the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Felix Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur R. Felix, Jr., Dennis Rodgers, Gary L. Hung
  • Publication number: 20100235984
    Abstract: A kit for a portable assembly bed includes an operable carry bag having a carry grip and inner and outer surfaces bed construction components having cooperative means for assembly of the components, which components when assembled provide a bed for supporting at least one person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Bonatz
  • Patent number: 7774872
    Abstract: A loft bed includes a framework including head and foot portions, each having front and back upstanding posts and connector members therebetween. Each portion includes a connector member defining a roller guide channel, each channel extending substantially between respective upstanding posts of the head and foot portions. Each front upstanding post defines a pin guide channel extending vertically therealong between upper and lower guide channel ends. An upper bed frame includes opposed end rails with opposed side rails extending therebetween. A pair of rollers is attached to the end rails of the upper bed frame and receivable in the roller guide channels. A pair of pins is attached to respective ends of the bed frame for receipt in the pin guide channels. Movement of the roller and pins in the channels enables movement of the bed frame between a sleep configuration and selectable folded out configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: James Sanders, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090307838
    Abstract: A stackable bed platform includes a primary sleep surface and a secondary sleep surface. The primary sleep surface includes a first bunk rail having a top edge formed by a first side wall, connected to a first end bunk rail having a top edge formed by a first end wall, connected to a second side bunk rail having a top edge formed by a second side wall, connected to a second end bunk rail having a top edge formed by a second end wall. The primary sleep surface also has a first supportive surface connected to the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall, and the second end wall. The secondary sleep surface includes a second supportive surface opposing the first supportive surface that is connected to the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall, and the second end wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph R. Claffy, Edward W. Claffy
  • Patent number: 7600278
    Abstract: A folding bed frame includes standardized right and left bed frame assemblies that are connectable by central connecting bars to form an adjustable bedboard frame that fits mattresses of differing widths. The bed frame is easy to transport when disassembled into the separate frame assemblies that are each less than half the width of a conventional frame for a double bed. The smaller and standardized frame assemblies reduce manufacturing cost. Foot brackets are pivotally connected to the bottom of the bedboard frame under each bed frame assembly and support the bedboard frame and mattress. Each central connecting bar has U-shaped slots on its ends that clip over the inner side edges of the right and left bed frame assemblies. Each frame assembly has a hinge at its middle axis at which a lower half folds over onto an upper half to allow the assemblies to fit in a packing box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 7591032
    Abstract: The present invention is a beach cabana that provides a central corridor between two lounge portions and a frame rotatable about an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: James Harrison
  • Patent number: 7503084
    Abstract: A mattress leveling system designed to provide individually adjustable mattress heights, where mattresses of different firmness and thickness can be integrated into one bed with a level sleep surfaces sharing a common plane and held juxtaposed. Each mattress or mattress set is securely supported within a frame assembly with independently height adjustable legs. Users can integrate individual mattresses, which provide adequate firmness to meet the needs and desires of each of the users, forming one bed system customized to provide optimal comfort for both partners. An advantage of this design provides users with the ability to integrate into one bed, commonly available standard or non-standard adult size mattresses of differing thickness from different manufacturers, taking advantage of the latest sleep comfort technologies available on the market. Another advantage is the ability to exchange one mattress of the integrated bed without affecting the other mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Norman Terry
  • Patent number: 7458116
    Abstract: In certain preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a cot assembly that includes side pieces, supporting end pieces and bedding material. Preferably the cot assembly holds the end pieces a spaced apart distance, and in one feature allows a side piece to be selectively released. In one embodiment, the end pieces move towards each other to release a side piece, optionally by sliding a side piece through an end piece channel. In one preferred embodiment, the bedding material is mounted to and retained by the end pieces and extends across the interior of the cot to overlap or enclose the side pieces without any gaps between the material, the side pieces and the end pieces. In other embodiments, the invention includes an improved method for attaching the material to the end pieces and an improved cot assembly method. In a preferred option, the bedding material is continuously attached to the end piece along a portion of an end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Angeles Corporation
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, Paul A. Pilosi, Martijn Loerakker
  • Patent number: 7451503
    Abstract: Bedding assembly comprising a piece of furniture in which two beds for one person are rotatably mounted around a horizontal axis, between an active position where the bed/s is/are parallel to the floor and close thereto, and a lifted position, or vertical position, where the bed/s is/are folded up in the piece of furniture, wherein the bedding assembly has means allowing the lateral translation of at least one bed in a direction parallel to the rotation axis of the beds. One of the beds is fixed in translation, while the other one is mobile in translation. The assembly comprises a carriage on which one of the beds is rotatably mounted, and mobile in translation on at least one rail. The carriage moves on two parallel rails, i.e. a rear rail and a front rail, by means of a slide (for each rail) that is integral with the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Griffon SA
    Inventor: Gilbert Caillaud
  • Patent number: 7266853
    Abstract: A crib has a base portion, base connector, crib side sections extending from the base portion and crib legs to support the base portion and the crib side sections above the ground. A front stationary crib side middle section, a back stationary crib side middle section and the base connector may be removed to reveal crib side openings and separate stationary crib side sections may be added to allow the crib to be converted into separate cribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Jean Kasem
  • Patent number: 7260856
    Abstract: In certain preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a cot assembly that includes side pieces, supporting end pieces and bedding material. Preferably the cot assembly holds the end pieces a spaced apart distance, and in one feature allows a side piece to be selectively released. In one embodiment, the end pieces move towards each other to release a side piece, optionally by sliding a side piece through an end piece channel. In one preferred embodiment, the bedding material is mounted to and retained by the end pieces and extends across the interior of the cot to overlap or enclose the side pieces without any gaps between the material, the side pieces and the end pieces. In other embodiments, the invention includes an improved method for attaching the material to the end pieces and an improved cot assembly method. In a preferred option, the bedding material is continuously attached to the end piece along a portion of an end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Angeles Corporation
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, Paul A. Pilosi, Martijn Loerakker
  • Patent number: 7203980
    Abstract: A collapsible mounting frame for a raised platform or a raised bed as a unitary construction with two end frame assemblies and a plurality of hinged horizontal support links. The mounting frame may be moved from a collapsed or folded position to an open, extended, operable position to support the overhead platform or bed. The space beneath the raised platform or bed may be more effectively utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: KLN Steel Products Ltd.
    Inventors: John H. McBrayer, Jr., Clay J. Skarovsky
  • Patent number: 7188073
    Abstract: Improved approaches to providing on-line appointments over a network are disclosed. The network is, for example, a global computer network such as the Internet. One of the improved approaches provides various notifications to requestors pertaining to appointments with individuals or businesses (e.g., service providers). In one implementation, the notifications can be provided by electronic mail. Another of the improved approaches allows notifications pertaining to requested appointments to be provided to service providers that have not previously registered to receive on-line appointments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventors: Tommy H. Tam, Ricky Mok, Sherman C. Luk
  • Patent number: 7117550
    Abstract: A crib has a base portion, base connector, crib side sections extending from the base portion and crib legs to support the base portion and the crib side sections above the ground. A front stationary crib side middle section, a back stationary crib side middle section and the base connector may be removed to reveal a crib side openings and separate stationary crib side sections may be added to allow the crib to be converted into separate cribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Jean Kasem
  • Patent number: 7089609
    Abstract: A sub-assembly for a multiple bed unit having an elongate bed rail and a bed end including a pair of spaced, substantially vertical posts affixed to a side of the bed rail. Each of the posts includes a rail connector for receiving a rail of another bed. A multiple bed unit includes a first bed having a pair of bed ends, a side rail and a sub-assembly connected between and supported by the bed ends, and a second bed having a bed end and at least one side rail connected between the bed end of the second bed and the bed end of the sub-assembly of the first bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: J Squared, Inc. d/b/a University Loft Company
    Inventor: James N. Jannetides
  • Patent number: 7086100
    Abstract: A joining assembly for a child's bed is provided. A child's bed according to the invention mainly contains a mesh structure, bedposts, and supporting rods embedded in the four rim of the rectangular mesh structure. By installing the supporting rods into the positioning holes on the bedposts, the mesh structure is expanded to a flat surface for a child to sleep or play on it. Each of the four corners of the mesh structure has a hook attached to it respectively. The hook is hooked to the rim of a positioning plate of the bedpost so that there is no gap left between the bedposts and the mesh structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Feng-Jung Lo
  • Patent number: 6948198
    Abstract: A unitary headboard comprises a single piece of laminated plywood that has two posts and at least one cross piece cut out of it. A bed frame comprising side rails and cross supports has each side rail formed of a single piece of material. Each side rail has a support ledge and a lip where the foundation extending between the side rails can be selected from springs or boards at the user's option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: R. T. London Company
    Inventor: Steven M. Eldersveld
  • Patent number: 6938288
    Abstract: A kit for converting a cross-legged folding cot into a tiered cot, which stilt legs having a longitudinal axis, a top end and a bottom end. A female coupling is positioned at the top end of each of the stilt legs. Each female coupling is offset from the longitudinal axis by between 45 degrees and 65 degrees, and is adapted to receive a leg from a first cross-legged folding cot. With each female coupling holding a leg of a first cross-legged folding cot, the first cot is effectively elevated, such that gear can be stowed or a second cot can be positioned in the space provided beneath the first cot between the stilt legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventors: Robert James Hunter, Catherine Joan Hunter
  • Patent number: 6934924
    Abstract: A new simple novel Layout methodology for high integration VLSI chip is proposed, which is reduced dramatically the complexity, the cost and the schedule for implementing a complex chip such as System On a Chip (SOC) that required hierarchical layout implementation. A set of rules is provided for the place and route process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Terachip Inc.
    Inventors: Gideon Paul, Evgeny Grigoryantz
  • Patent number: 6925665
    Abstract: A multiple configuration bed frame system for allowing a single or multiple bed frames to be configured in many different ways to accommodate available space and the creativity of the user includes at least one main frame member, an optional rail member, raised bed leg members, and short leg members that also serve as frame connectors for joining two or more main frame members. A plurality of receivers are coupled to the main frame member and positioned to permit joining of the components of the invention to form the various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Eric Hennings
  • Patent number: 6872511
    Abstract: A method for forming micropatterns includes forming a thin film consisting of a single layer or of plural layers on a substrate, irradiating an energy beam to the thin film to elevate the temperature of a region to a predetermined temperature or higher to thereby modify the region of the thin film, and patterning the thin film at least in such a manner to leave over the modified region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junji Hirokane, Michinobu Mieda, Go Mori
  • Patent number: 6721968
    Abstract: A combination bed and desk frame includes an extended height headboard and footboard connected at the top of the footboard by two spaced sideboards. Cross members are fastened between the headboard corner posts and footboard corner posts near their bottoms. A lower pair of bed rails are fastened between the cross members for supporting a commercially available household door, forming a desk top. A horizontally disposed shelf is provided at the top of the headboard for supporting a lamp or other articles. A horizontally disposed dressing bench is provided on the footboard. The bed/desk frame can be adapted to accommodate commercially available mattresses and box springs of various widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas D. Tolleson
  • Patent number: 6675409
    Abstract: A stand can support a conventional four-posted bed at an elevation substantially higher than floor level and provides open access to the greatly increased space beneath the bed. From above, the stand has a straight-sided-U shape with a leg at each corner. Two legs at the head and at the foot of the bed are connected by cross braces such that the stand has two opposing H-shaped end units. A a single longitudinal horizontally disposed truss extending along one side of the bed rigidly and strongly connects the end units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Campus Loft Company, Inc.
    Inventor: William H. O'Dell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6675410
    Abstract: A loft apparatus for providing a bed loft that is collapsible The loft apparatus includes a frame assembly being designed for supporting the mattress. A plurality of hinge portions are coupled to the frame assembly. The hinge portions downwardly extend from the frame assembly whereby the hinge portions are designed for engaging the floor and support the frame assembly above the floor. A plurality of leg portions are pivotally coupled to the hinge portions. Each of the leg portions is pivotal between a stored position and a deployed position. The stored position is defined by each of the leg portions being positioned substantially parallel to the frame assembly. The deployed positioned is defined by the leg portions extending downwardly from the hinge portions whereby the leg portions are designed for engaging the floor and raising the frame assembly and the hinge portions above the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Eric D. Hennings
  • Patent number: 6581221
    Abstract: A support is provided for a bed or the like which provides one hundred percent unobstructed floor space therebelow. The support may be used for supporting a pair of vertically spaced beds or a bed having a desk or sofa positioned therebelow. The support comprises upstanding first and second end frames which are horizontally spaced-apart and which have guardrails secured to the upper ends thereof. Cross supports extend between the guardrails for supporting a bed thereon. Accessory supports optionally extend between the first and second end frames for supporting a desk or sofa thereon. The support may be quickly assembled and disassembled without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Terry L. Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 6564400
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cot assembly that includes a frame, supporting corner pieces and bedding material. The frame is preferably of a one or two piece construction and is shaped into a perimeter defining an interior area. Corner pieces support the frame above an external support surface. The bedding material extends across the interior of the frame and into the corner pieces without any gaps between the material, the frame and corner pieces, thereby protecting against injury which could otherwise result from the presence of such gaps. The continuous frame maintains the cot's rigidity while the corner pieces lower the cot's profile for stacking. The cot includes at least a number of corner pieces corresponding to the corners of the polygonal shape. A pedestal extends downwardly from each corner piece to engage the floor or other supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: AGI, LLC
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, David A. Curry
  • Publication number: 20030088914
    Abstract: The stackable cot comprises a sheet (5) stretched between elongated longitudinal and transverse elements connected to each other by corner elements (2) so as to form a generally rectangular frame. Each corner element (2) is on its lower surface provided with a foot (6), and on its upper surface provided with a vertical recess (7) aligned with said foot and constituting a recess for reception of a similar foot (6) of another cot (1) of the same type to be stacked on said cot. Each corner element (2) has an upper portion (10) and a lower portion (11) connected to each other. The recess (7) is formed in said upper portion (10) and it comprises a lateral opening in the form of a vertical slot opening outwardly and extending over substantially all the height of said recess (7) opening upwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: WESCO
    Inventor: Bertrand Vigneron
  • Patent number: 6560792
    Abstract: A support is provided for a bed or the like which provides one hundred percent unobstructed floor space therebelow. The support may be used for supporting a pair of vertically spaced beds or a bed having a desk or sofa positioned therebelow. The support comprises upstanding first and second end frames which are horizontally spaced-apart and which have guardrails secured to the upper ends thereof. Cross supports extend between the guardrails for supporting a bed thereon. Accessory supports optionally extend between the first and second end frames for supporting a desk or sofa thereon. The support may be quickly assembled and disassembled without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventor: Terry L. Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 6502255
    Abstract: A connector (10), for removably securing a mattress (18) to a mattress supporting bed frame (22), that is provided a length that is sufficient to allow one to pull the mattress (18) from a first position in which it is fully supported on the supporting frame (22), to a second position in which it is supported on an edge of the frame (22) and hangs out beyond the edge of the supporting frame (22). The connector (10) is sufficiently short to retain the mattress (18) in the second position and not allow the mattress (18) to fall off the supporting frame (22). The connector (10) allows a person placing sheets on the mattress (18) to pull the mattress (18) toward oneself into the second position and thereby more easily reach the far edge of the mattress (18) when placing sheets on it, and can then put the mattress (18) back into the first position when the sheets are in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventors: Mark R. Perkins, Brandon J. Winkel
  • Patent number: 6434766
    Abstract: A sofa and bed combination for providing multiple individual sleeping areas in one article. The sofa and bed combination includes a sofa having a back portion and two arm portions. Each of the arm portions is securely coupled to opposite ends of the back portion. Each of the arm portions extends in a generally parallel direction with relation to each other. A first platform extends between and is securely coupled to the arm portions. A second platform has a top surface and a bottom surface. The second platform has a length generally equal to a distance between the arm portions and a width generally equal to distance from the back portion to an outer edge of the arm portions. The second platform has four corners. Each of four legs is integrally coupled to and extends downwardly from the bottom surface of the second platform. Each of the legs is positioned generally adjacent to one of the four corners. Each of four wheels is rotatably coupled to one of the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Sandra L. Beddawi
  • Patent number: 6353945
    Abstract: A bed assembly including a headboard, a footboard, a support frame and a mattress. The headboard, includes a plurality of equally spaced first frame coupling members, a lower portion having first mating members, and an upper portion having second mating members. The footboard includes a plurality of equally spaced second frame coupling members, a lower portion having third mating members, and an upper portion having fourth mating members; The support frame includes a first headboard coupling member for engaging at least one of the first frame coupling members on the headboard; a first footboard coupling member for engaging at least one of the second frame coupling members on the footboard; first mattress support member; and a second mattress support member pivotally coupled to the first mattress support member. The mattress is disposed generally on the first mattress support member and the second mattress support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventor: James N. Jannetides
  • Patent number: 6345400
    Abstract: A stackable, portable cot apparatus is easily assembled and disassembled preferably without the use of any tools. The portable cot apparatus preferably includes a flexible support, a plurality of support members, and a plurality of connectors. Alternatively, the portable cot apparatus also includes a plurality of extension legs. When assembled together, the plurality of support members and the plurality of connectors form a cot frame of the portable cot apparatus. Preferably, the flexible support is configured to support the weight of a user and includes three permanent fasteners and a detachable fastener. The permanent fasteners and the detachable fastener preferably and removably attach the flexible support to the cot frame of the portable cot apparatus. Preferably, the detachable fastener is selectively attachable both prior to and after the cot frame of the portable cot apparatus is already assembled. The detachable fastener is preferably a hook and loop fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Earlychildhood LLC
    Inventors: Ronald C. Elliott, Renee D. Farrington, Teresa Martini, Kelly G. Crampton, Timothy F. Lynch
  • Patent number: 6292959
    Abstract: A support structure for beds and the like is described comprising a plurality of components which are easily secured together in a minimum amount of time. The scaffold or support is comprised of a pair of floor cross supports, four vertical legs, a pair of lower cross supports, a pair of left end supports, a pair of right end supports, bed cross pieces, a pair of ceiling beams, and a pair of upper cross supports. When assembled, the floor space beneath the support structure is available for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Inventor: Terry L. Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 6223363
    Abstract: A bunk bed assembly for providing a place for people to sleep. The bunk bed assembly includes a plurality of generally vertically extending elongate columns that are spaced apart and oriented in a generally rectangular configuration. Each of the columns has upper and lower ends and a transparent peripheral sidewall extending between the ends. The peripheral sidewall of each of the columns defines a bore through the column. A pair of spaced apart upper and lower bunks extend between the columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Rickie F. Sumlin
  • Patent number: 6018829
    Abstract: A support structure for beds and the like is described comprising a plurality of components which are easily secured together in a minimum amount of time. The scaffold or support is comprised of a pair of floor cross supports, four vertical legs, a pair of lower cross supports, a pair of left end supports, a pair of right end supports, bed cross pieces, a pair of ceiling beams, and a pair of upper cross supports. When assembled, the floor space beneath the support structure is available for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Inventor: Terry L. Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 5903938
    Abstract: A furnishing to cover and substantially conceal the underside of a top bunk bed comprises a generally rectangular frame and a sheet affixed to the frame. The interchangeable sheet has sleeved borders with slits in the corners for the insertion of side-support members, end-support members, and corner joints of the rectangular frame. The sheet may be embellished with artwork, characters or designs, and may have apertures to accommodate mechanisms for hanging or attaching the frame and sheet to the underside of the top bunk bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Inventor: Rafael Padilla
  • Patent number: 5829074
    Abstract: A structure for bearing weight is disclosed which has a plurality of upwardly directed, horizontally spaced, hollow, elongated support posts, each with a sidewall. A first and a second generally horizontal beam, which are coplanar and horizontally spaced, extend between a first and a second pair of posts, respectively, and intersect their respective sidewalls. At least two parallel, spaced, coplanar joists are each supported by both of the beams. A first and a second generally horizontal, hollow, elongated support member is positioned parallel to and adjacent the first and second beam, respectively, and extends between and abuts the first and second pair of posts, respectively. Each of the support members has a sidewall, and at least one of the sidewall of each the support members and the pair of posts between which it extends, provides a group at least two apertures. Each aperture receives a portion of one of the joists to allow each joist to be supported by both beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Carol J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 5797152
    Abstract: A bedstead for single beds, which can be assembled pairwise, adjacent to one another, into a double bed, particularly hotel beds, with a peripheral bed frame, which surrounds the region for accommodating at least one mattress and encircles the mattress in a lower part, is configured in such a way that the bed frame consists of least one narrow-walled metal plate which, at least at the longitudinal sides of the bedstead, is set so far to the inside with respect to the outline of the mattress(es), that its external surfaces do not protrude beyond the outline of the mattress, in order to make it possible that the mattress is held securely and stably on the bedstead and that the transition between the two mattresses is almost gapless in the assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: Gerhard Wiesch
  • Patent number: 5701616
    Abstract: A load-bearing scaffold for placement on the floor of a room for supporting articles includes first and second generally upright load-bearing support structures each having upper sections and bases and a generally horizontal beam having opposite ends, one of the ends removably mounted to one each of the first and second support structures at the upper sections thereof. At least one generally horizontal platform is removably mounted on one of the first and second support structures intermediate the horizontal beam and base of the support structure. The platform includes inner and outer sides, the outer side removably mounted to one of the first and second support structures. Finally, at least one tension member extends between and is connected to the horizontal beam and the platform means, the tension member depending adjacent the outer side of the platform whereby the platform is suspended above the floor of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Inventor: Terry L. Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 5572751
    Abstract: A bunk bed system in which separate beds are positionable as free standing beds, as regular bunk beds, or as a perpendicular bunk bed system comprises a headboard extender that attaches to a side of a lower bed and a footboard extender incorporated into a bookcase. The headboard and footboard extenders each comprise two extender posts that engage the upper bed support posts and support the upper bed perpendicularly over the lower bed. One extender post of the headboard extender is attached to a headboard support post of the lower bed by means of rectangular end caps that fit over the upper and lower ends of both legs and hold them together. Locking pins extend between the extender posts and the lower ends of the legs of the upper bed to hold the stacked legs in alignment. Another extender post of the headboard extension is attached to the lower bed frame by means of a hook that is tightened over the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: James C. Brandt
  • Cot
    Patent number: 5490292
    Abstract: A one piece rotationally molded cot for toddlers and other individuals includes a recessed sleeping surface supported above a raised bottom wall by a plurality of upwardly extending pillars. A closed dead air space between the bottom wall and sleeping surface and an additional air space beneath the bottom wall and above the room floor provide insulation for warmth. The cots nest in stacked relation for storage in minimum space. Dollies configured for conforming engagement beneath head and foot ends of the cots include swivel casters to facilitate transportation. Accessory items for use with the cot include a foam pad receivable in a fabric pad cover, a mattress, and a sheet. Cooperating VELCRO (.TM.) fasteners secure the cover to the cot and the sheet to the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Inventor: David M. Auburn
  • Patent number: 5483707
    Abstract: A self standing supporting structure and method for use in providing sleeping and/or resting accommodations in a limited space area such as in a college dormitory, a medical institution, a prison and in other areas. The structure is designed to support at least one bed and/or other accommodation device in at least two positions, one position being a "non-use position and the other position being a "use" position. The bed and/or other accommodation devices are pivotally mounted on the supporting structure and are retained in the desired position by at least one retaining device. The structure may also be constructed with adjustable feature to make the width of the device shorter as desired to facilitate the cleaning and/or painting of walls in the space area adjacent to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Inventors: Douglas S. Meyer, Fred M. Meyer, Michelle D. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5303438
    Abstract: A strong, lightweight, one-piece rotation molded children's cot having a base, four side walls, and a cot surface. The cot surface contains grooves which serve to collect liquid waste from a child's bed-wetting accident, so as to sanitarily separate the child from the waste. The cot also is provided with a storage compartment as well as hand grips for easy moving and cleaning. The cots may be stacked for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Leon Walker
  • Patent number: 5263424
    Abstract: An activity table is made from a plurality of stackable cots and a top surface which is placed on the uppermost cot. The activity table may clamp onto particular components of the formed cots. The top surface applies as a cover on to the top of the stacked cots, and this surface may also include walls to define a basin which may hold water, toys, or even an infant. The top surface of the cots may also include other indicia, such as to form a game board, or the like. The activity boards are removably connected to the sides of the table by means of clips or brackets which engage frame members on the cots. Additionally, the activity boards are constructed to clamp onto other supporting structures, such as a table, cart, rails or balusters of a staircase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Angeles Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray G. Kelly, Sharon A. Turnbough
  • Patent number: 5233707
    Abstract: A modular furniture assembly including and a lower bed that are selectively positionable between a stacked position and an unstacked position. The upper and lower beds include a series of supports that form mating pairs to support the beds in the stacked position. Each bed support of the upper bed include a bottom end with a bore extending therethrough. A pin is retainably mounted within each bore and is slidable between an extended position and a retracted position. Supports of the bottom bed each have a connector bore that extends through a top end of each of the bed supports. Split sleeves are fixably attachable within the bores of the supports for the upper and lower beds to form a stop that retains the pins in the bores. When placed in a stacked position, the pins extend into the bores of the supports for the lower beds to link the mating support pairs together. The pins fully retract into the bores of the bed supports when the beds are positioned in the unstacked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Ladd Furniture Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Landon E. Perkins