Abstract: A variable spring surface deck and a foundation having a variable spring surface deck thereon. The deck comprises a plurality of longitudinal spring wire support rods which are maintained in a spaced orientation in a planar configuration. They are maintained as such in various structures, such as a mat having a series of parallel slots, or a carrier having spaced, open corrugations. The support rods are located in chosen slots or corrugations. A second, cross-wire layer of lateral spring wire support rods can be included in the variable spring surface deck. The variable spring surface foundation includes the variable spring surface deck located on a top bearing structure of a foundation unit.
Abstract: A basic version of the Bed Lounge™ includes a removable, inter-changeable, and washable fabric slip cover enclosing a foam, fiber, filled-pillow, layered padding over a flat light-weight inner body/frame structure, forming a layered composite that is exceptionally lightweight (2-3 lbs.), extremely durable and yet highly comfortable and supportive to the upper body of the user. Due its compact size, the basic bed lounge can be used on existing seating and furniture to augment support and comfort. It has the ability to be flattened to a very low profile so it can be easily carried in one hand, slung over the shoulder, hung like a suite bag on a hanger in the closet and stored under furniture, under a bed or in an automobile trunk for use when traveling.
Abstract: Disclosed is a baby crib or cradle constructed from foldable material, preferably corrugated cardboard that forms multiple elements from a single sheet of material, and supports the baby above the ground. In kit form, the crib may be supplied in a partially assembled state to facilitate ease of end user assembly.
Abstract: Display beds for use in bedroom furniture displays are constructed of a series of paperboard units which are combined to form single, full, queen or king size mattresses and boxsprings. The units are lightweight and compact and are internally reinforced to enhance crush resistance. The units are preferably constructed from corrugated cardboard blanks which are folded into a box-like shape and combined to form a given size bed. The cardboard blanks and methods of constructing the display beds are disclosed and claimed.
Abstract: An airbed mattress assembly comprised of an air core disposed within a mattress cover, a layer of impact absorbing material with a thickness of from 0.5 to 1.5 inches contiguous with the bottom surface of the air core, an air blower having an intake to atmospheric air and having an exhaust to atmospheric air and having a pressurized air outlet, an air line connected to the pressurized air outlet and connected to the air core, an air valve, means for actuating the first air valve for opening air flow through said first air line and for simultaneously energizing the air blower, and means for actuating the air valve for opening air flow through the air line without simultaneously energizing the air blower. The air core has a depth from about 8 to about 12 inches, a length of from about 80 to about 84 inches and is formed from vulcanizing a multiplicity of sections of calendared material which comprises elastomeric material bonded to a fabric material.
Abstract: A head immobilization device for an accident patient and a manufacturing blank of sheet material, such as cardboard, for making such a device are described. The manufacturing blank is H-shaped and provided with fold lines. The blank is folded to form the head immobilization device with a pair of triangular cylinders which extend longitudinally upward from the top surface of a head support center section on opposite sides of such section to prevent lateral movement of the head. The head immobilization device is provided with adhesive tape on the bottom surface of the center section to attach such device to a flat support such as a back-board. Ear hole slots are provided in the inner sides of the triangular cylinders to enable examination of the ears. The sides of the triangular cylinders are releasably fastened by hook and loop fasteners.
December 17, 1991
Date of Patent:
April 26, 1994
Valerie S. Honeywell, Paul J. Honeywell
Abstract: A support member has an enlarged rectangular shaped wall with an inner side and an outer side and four side walls extending from the inner side with free edges spaced from the enlarged rectangular shaped wall forming a rectangular shaped opening large enough to receive and support a mattress on the inner side of the enlarged rectangular shaped wall between the side walls. The enlarged rectangular shaped wall and the four side walls of the support member are formed of layers of fibrous material such as paper or fiberboard glued together. The enlarged rectangular shaped wall and the side walls of the support member are strong enough to allow the support member to be supported by the edges of the side walls on a surface and to support a mattress on the outer side of the enlarged rectangular shaped wall for sleeping purposes thereby forming a foundation for the mattress.