Bedstead Attached Patents (Class 5/95)
  • Patent number: 9021629
    Abstract: A baby crib includes an upright segment having a lower end portion and an upper end portion, a base connected with the lower end portion of the upright segment, an elongated support structure extending along a horizontal plane above the base and connected with the upper end portion, and a bassinet assembled with the support structure and having an inner space adapted to receive the placement of a baby therein. The bassinet has a sidewall provided with a side opening communicating with the inner space. The support structure is operable to displace the bassinet horizontally to modify a distance between the bassinet and the upright segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kenny Cheng
  • Patent number: 8893661
    Abstract: A portable pet bed apparatus is provided that can be selectively side mountable to a bed assembly. The pet bed apparatus includes a carrier device that defines a bedding space thereof sized and dimensioned to accommodate a domestic pet therein. The pet bed apparatus further includes a mounting assembly having a horizontal portion and a vertical portion that lies closely adjacent to the bed assembly, and a connector assembly on the side of the carrier device for detachably connecting the carrier device to the vertical portion of the mounting assembly. The carrier device can be removed from the mounting assembly, which enables independent functionality as a pet carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sea Glass, Inc.
    Inventor: Barbara M. Pietra
  • Patent number: 8844071
    Abstract: A self-contained convertible bed and storage system is disclosed herein to accommodate the needs of various users by transforming into an assembly fit either for crib use or an assembly fit for bed use with storage capabilities. The self-contained convertible bed and storage system preferably comprises: a crib framework assembly; a mattress platform assembly; and a support system having a fourfold corner-support-system, a front sidewall support, and a rear sidewall support. The crib framework assembly and the mattress platform assembly are releasably attached one to another to form a multi-purpose changeable bed arrangement. The crib framework assembly, mattress platform assembly, support system may be arranged in combination to form a crib. Alternatively, the mattress platform assembly and support system may be arranged in combination to form a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: David Samuel Alexander
  • Patent number: 8745780
    Abstract: A baby crib includes a support frame having a lower portion and an upper portion, and a bassinet connected with the upper portion of the support frame. The bassinet includes an enclosure substantially surrounding an inner space of the bassinet adapted to receive a baby, the enclosure being upwardly opened and having a sidewall provided with a side opening communicating with the inner space, and a movable board disposed at a bottom of the bassinet and adapted to support the weight of the baby placed thereon. The board is operable to slide through the side opening between a first position where the board and the baby placed thereon lie inside the inner space, and a second position where the board extends outward through the side opening so that the board and the baby placed thereon lie substantially outside the inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Yu-Ya Su
  • Publication number: 20140101847
    Abstract: A baby bed including a baby resting plate with a top side and a bottom side; at least one connection element for connecting the baby bed to a first side of a parent bed; columns connected to the baby resting plate and extending upward from the baby resting plate to an upper frame and extending downward from the baby resting plate to a lower frame resting on a floor which columns are arranged at substantially uniform intervals on short sides of the baby resting plate and at a long side of the baby resting plate that is remote from the parent bed, wherein an elevation of the baby resting plate above the floor is continuously adjustable, wherein the at least one connection element is connected at the baby bed and extends between a parent bed box spring case and a parent bed mattress to a second side of the parent bed that is opposite to the first side of the patent bed, which connection element engages the parent bed on the second side of the parent bed, wherein a top side of a baby resting pad placed on the bab
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Friedrich von Rohrscheidt, Brenda Palmer
  • Publication number: 20130185867
    Abstract: An easy-access over-the-bed bassinet especially useful in hospitals for new mothers that has a barrier to prevent the infant from rolling off a sleeping platform, wherein one wall may be lowered to permit a mother to reach in and cradle the infant. The convertible wall has a restoring mechanism to move it back to its original barrier position upon removal of the weight of the mother's arms. The convertible wall may translate vertically into a frame, or pivot about a bottom edge, or pivot or roll underneath the sleeping platform. The bassinet may include a strap that maintains contact of the mother against the bassinet while breast feeding the baby in the bassinet. The entire sleeping platform may tilt about a horizontal axis, and may rotate about a vertical axis for ease of positioning relative to the mother. The bassinets are mounted on sturdy frames that permit over-the-bed positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Patricia Long
  • Patent number: 8381333
    Abstract: To accommodate safe, convenient, and effective sleeping arrangements perhaps with mothers and babies, the present invention entails a co-sleeping apparatus and methods having a simple support which may be affixed by friction in a bed and uses a cantilever design to support various forms of baby, pet, and doll baskets (or other sleeping receptacles of choice) at close proximity and convenient locations near a resting parent. This simple cantilever design may provide three important advantages: an immediate arms' reach access to an infant without ever having to leave a bed; interference free design perhaps with no floor supports or bulky stands; and an extremely simple method for single-handed mounting, adjusting, and dismounting of an infant, pet, and doll sleeping receptacle and the like. Embodiments may provide stowing the apparatus in a virtually disappearing condition and the apparatus may be easily disassembled or even folded linearly for convenient long term storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Steven Friedman
  • Patent number: 8321973
    Abstract: An infant-carrier docking station includes a support part and a carrier holder. The support part is disposed across on opposite handrails of a crib frame. The carrier holder is connected to the support part above the crib frame. The carrier holder can hold an infant carrier of a safety seat in a detachable way. A crib includes a bed frame and the infant-carrier docking station. The infant-carrier docking station is disposed across on opposite handrails of the bed frame. Therefore, the invention is convenient for a caregiver to directly move the infant carrier from any place else to the infant-carrier docking station without waking up the baby sleeping on the infant carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Brad Thomas Bickley
  • Patent number: 8316482
    Abstract: The sleeping enclosure for an infant is comprised of a sleeping cushion and a dome-shaped net that rests atop. The sleeping enclosure is a soft pillow-like structure that is further defined by retaining walls such that an infant rests within and is incapable of rolling out of the sleeping cushion. The sleeping cushion rests and secures atop a mattress via at least one adjustable strap, which in conjunction with the sleeping cushion encircles said mattress. The dome shaped net rests atop the retaining walls and prevents objects from falling upon an infant contained within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Milane Martin, III
  • Publication number: 20120246824
    Abstract: To accommodate safe, convenient, and effective sleeping arrangements perhaps with mothers and babies, the present invention entails a co-sleeping apparatus and methods having a simple support which may be affixed by friction in a bed and uses a cantilever design to support various forms of baby, pet, and doll baskets (or other sleeping receptacles of choice) at close proximity and convenient locations near a resting parent. This simple cantilever design may provide three important advantages: an immediate arms' reach access to an infant without ever having to leave a bed; interference free design perhaps with no floor supports or bulky stands; and an extremely simple method for single-handed mounting, adjusting, and dismounting of an infant, pet, and doll sleeping receptacle and the like. Embodiments may provide stowing the apparatus in a virtually disappearing condition and the apparatus may be easily disassembled or even folded linearly for convenient long term storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Friedman
  • Patent number: 8235004
    Abstract: A pet co-sleeper is designed to be connected to a human's bed for use by small to medium sized animals. Pets such as dogs and cats can use this sleeper to sleep beside their owners instead on of the bed. The pet co-sleeper has a frame which is substantially rectangular in shape. The frame has three horizontal bars forming a three-sided top frame and a fourth horizontal bar on the fourth side is lower than the other three horizontal bars. Fabric materials attached to the frame form a floor, four side walls and a horizontal divider located just below the fourth horizontal bar. A first mattress is placed over the horizontal divider to form a sleeping surface. A second mattress is placed on the fabric floor, such that the four side walls, the second mattress and the horizontal divider form a pet house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Baby Trend Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Conrad, Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson
  • Publication number: 20120159707
    Abstract: Infant bed support systems comprising an infant bed support that allows a mattress to be used as an infant bed to prevent rolling. The infant bed support systems offers users a simple way to convert virtually any mattress into a safe area on which an individual may sleep. Infant bed support may assist individuals in feeling at ease as the individual sleeps, without worrying that the individual may be in danger of rolling out of bed or crawling out of a crib. The infant bed support may be ideal for use while traveling, when a crib and other traditional means, may be unavailable. The infant bed support comprises: a sheet having a plurality of bands; a removably attachable body-suit; and a fabric extension member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Rosario Ortega, Vidalina Quiñones
  • Publication number: 20110113549
    Abstract: A cot is designed to be used positioned against the side of a parent bed. A folding leg arrangement enables the height of the cot sleeping base to be matched with the parent bed. The leg arrangement uses support struts and sliding connections to the cot support base to maintain its footprint at all heights. The end walls and side walls are all foldable relative to the sleeping base. The cot can be folded flat by folding the side walls onto the base and the end walls in on top of them. The leg arrangement can also fold flat. One side wall can be folded out to lie on the adjacent parent bed, bridging the gap. It can also be folded at half height to provide partial access when upright, or a shorter bridge when folded out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: BEDNEST LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin P. Riddiford, Andrew J. Clift, James W. Reeves
  • Patent number: 7600277
    Abstract: A headwall for use in a healthcare facility maternity area is provided. The headwall comprises patient care equipment and a post-delivery bed disposed in the headwall to have an upwardly extending storage position and an outwardly extending use position. The headwall may provide a docking station for a birthing bed on which the delivering mother will be positioned during delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 7584514
    Abstract: An infant sleeping apparatus for providing an infant sleeping enclosure that can rest on top of a mattress comprising an enclosure component having an open top, a base, a front rail, a back rail, and a first and second side rail; and a mattress securing mechanism comprising one or more U-shaped support bars attached to the base of the enclosure for allowing the apparatus to be attached to the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Whinston Salas
  • Patent number: 7559099
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a resting area for an infant or a pet is disclosed. The resting area includes a support structure and a holding structure for holding the resting area over, or at least partially above an adult sleeping area. This enables the resting area to be easily accessible to an adult located in the adult sleeping area. The resting area is optionally movable in various manners, such as vertically, horizontally, rotatably, and swingably. The apparatus may include a horizontal arm extending from a support frame. A sleep divider is optionally provided in order to enable one adult to attend to an infant or pet while decreasing the disturbance to another adult on the opposite side of the divider. Various additional optional features may include providing heating means to a portion of the rest area, a convenient supply tray, lighting means, and various holding structure configurations for convenience and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventors: Yefim Epshetsky, Svetlana Lapan, Leonid Shmagin
  • Patent number: 7503085
    Abstract: The present invention relates to collapsible cribs. The cribs have one or more of the following characteristics: adjustable length and/or, width and/or height, lightweight, easily collapsed, very compact when collapsed and easily carried, stored and transported. Embodiments disclosed relate to pens, cribs, and play yards with and without wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventors: Richard J. Harrison, William F. Mann
  • Patent number: 7444694
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing the position of an infant while sleeping features a shell assembly including a base panel having two longitudinal sides and two lateral sides, an end wall extending generally upwardly from one of the lateral sides, two side walls extending generally upwardly from the longitudinal sides, a shell cover comprising an outer surface and conforming generally to the shell assembly, and a removable positioner insert disposed atop the base panel and comprising left and right nacelles attached to an insert base and separated by a distance selected to accommodate the width of an infant placed between the nacelles, to inhibit lateral motion of the infant while sleeping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: The First Years Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Brewin, Antonio S. Fernandes, Bryan R. Hotaling, Lawrence J. Salvo
  • Patent number: 7415739
    Abstract: A co-sleeper convertibly adapted for use as a changing table is described. The invention includes a collapsible rigid frame designed to support an enclosure at a predetermined height. The enclosure has padded walls and is sized and shaped to fit over the rigid frame. The back, first and second side walls of the enclosure are of a first height above a floor of the enclosure while the front wall is of a lower height. The floor of the enclosure is designed to be slightly lower that the top surface of a parental bed. A mattress pad is sized and shaped to fit within the enclosure and is segmented to use as a containing cover for the co-sleeper when the frame is collapsed. A strapping member is provided to hold the co-sleeper to the parental bed. A number of variations of this strapping member are provided. Several styles of support members for the enclosure are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Arm's Reach Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 7406725
    Abstract: A bassinette having a front wall that may selectively be set at a height substantially equal to the height of other walls of the bassinette, or alternatively released to allow the front wall to have a lower height than remaining walls, wherein the method of attachment of a cross-member supporting the top edge comprises receiver cups, and a retractable tongue to allow the cross-member to be selectively trapped between the receiver cups, in a manner requiring only a single hand for insertion and removal of the cross-member from the structure of the bassinette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Arm's Reach Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Martin, Sharon Forshpan
  • Patent number: 7036161
    Abstract: The present invention relates to collapsible self-supported cribs which have one or more of the following characteristics: adjustable length and/or, width and/or height, lightweight, easily collapsed, very compact when collapsed and easily carried, stored and transported. The cribs contain one or more of the following elements: anti-torque posts, crossed support arms, telescoping crossed support arms, flexible liners, Structure Locking Elements, Anti-Collapse Locking Elements and Anti-Tipping Assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventors: Richard J. Harrison, William F. Mann
  • Patent number: 7013505
    Abstract: A first playpen enclosure that converts easily to a bassinet, changing table or bed-side crib or “co-sleeper” that attaches securely to the parents' bed. A second enclosure support system maintains a padded enclosure and rigid floor panel at one or more predetermined levels below the top of the playpen to form the bassinet and co-sleeper. The second enclosure has a back, two sides, a bottom and a front flap that converts into a front wall for use in the bassinet mode and overhangs the front horizontal rail for use in the co-sleeper mode. The upper front corners are segmented into a movable section and a fixed section to facilitate lowering the front horizontal rail to at least one lower second position to accommodate various parental bed heights. Extensions of the fixed section are affixed to the front vertical rails and accept the movable sections in several positions to secure the rail in the second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Arms Reach Concepts
    Inventor: Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 6954955
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing the position of an infant while sleeping including a substantially rigid basin assembly having three sides and a base and defining an open end. A basin cover conforms generally to the basin and defines a sleep space, sized and configured for holding an infant, the cover includes a fabric outer surface and at least one of the sides of the basin assembly comprises a plurality of standoffs extending into the basin assembly and defining recesses therebetween. The cover can have an air-permeable section overlaying the recesses to enable pneumatic communication between the sleep space and the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: The First Years Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Brewin, Antonio S. Fernandes, Bryan R. Hotaling, Lawrence J. Salvo
  • Patent number: 6934981
    Abstract: A combination bassinet, bedside sleeper and changing table apparatus including a supporting frame having a rocking feature convertible through adjustable locking casters for easy rolling. A fabric member comprised of sidewalls and a skirt is draped over the frame. The apparatus may be placed against one side of an adult bed for easy access by a parent. The bedside sleeper is secured to the parents' bed with safety straps. One sidewall may be lowered to facilitate access to an infant by removal of a removably mounted sidewall/skirt supporting rod. The apparatus is adjustable in height to align the bedside sleeper with the parents' bed and when used as a changing table to accommodate for differences in the height of the parent. The bassinet is provided with a removable, adjustable hood for shielding light from the baby's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Simplicity, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Waldman, Jerome Drobinski
  • Patent number: 6931677
    Abstract: A co-sleeper is convertibly adapted for use as a changing table. The invention includes a frame designed to support a mattress pad or an enclosure at a predetermined height. The enclosure is sized and shaped to fit over the frame. The surrounding walls of the enclosure are of a first height while the front wall is of a lower height. The floor of the enclosure is slightly lower that the top surface of a parental bed. A mattress pad fits within the enclosure. A strapping means holds the co-sleeper to the parental bed. Support means for the mattress pad or enclosure include support bars that attach to the frame, a series of hangers that support horizontal bars while hanging from top rails of the frame, and panels and support rods fitted into pockets on the underside of the enclosure. The co-sleeper is height adjustable for variations in parental bed height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Arms Reach Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 6877173
    Abstract: A co-sleeper convertibly adapted for use as a changing table, bassinet or play yard is described. The invention includes a first rigid enclosure that has four walls and a floor with the front wall capable of being positioned at an upper level equal to the remaining walls or at a second lower level. The first enclosure is capable of supporting a second enclosure within it that has four walls, a floor and can support a mattress. The co-sleeper is secured at one side of a parental bed with the co-sleeper mattress positioned a short distance below the level of the mattress of the parental bed. The front wall of the invention is placed in the second, lowered position for use as a co-sleeper or changing table and positioned at the upper level when the invention is used as a play yard or bassinet. The front wall has a fixed lower portion and a raisable upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Arms Reach Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 6862757
    Abstract: A co-sleeping apparatus which facilitates parents sleeping with infants and/or pets is devoid of ground contacting support members, thus eliminating obstacles to vacuuming, allowing for simpler construction, portability and transport, etc. Various embodiments of the present co-sleeper provide for one or more of the following: adjustable height sidewalls; adjustable angulation of mattress platform; suspended mattress platform in the absence of rigid vertical supports between a top supporting rail and a mattress platform; provision of pockets/hampers along the exterior and/or beneath the co-sleeping apparatus for storage of products; a retractable cover; provision of mechanical bouncing, heating, rocking and sound emitting apparatuses in association with the co-sleeper, etc. In a particular embodiment, the design relates to a co-sleeper for pets, the confines of such co-sleeper permits access of pets to food, water, kitty litter, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventors: Larry Andriunas, Hildegard Andriunas
  • Publication number: 20040181873
    Abstract: A combination bassinet, bedside sleeper and changing table apparatus including a supporting frame having a rocking feature convertible through adjustable locking casters for easy rolling. A fabric member comprised of sidewalls and a skirt is draped over the frame. The apparatus may be placed against one side of an adult bed for easy access by a parent. The bedside sleeper is secured to the parents' bed with safety straps. One sidewall may be lowered to facilitate access to an infant by removal of a removably mounted sidewall/skirt supporting rod. The apparatus is adjustable in height to align the bedside sleeper with the parents' bed and when used as a changing table to accommodate for differences in the height of the parent. The bassinet is provided with a removable, adjustable hood for shielding light from the baby's eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Simplicity, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Waldman, Jerome Drobinski
  • Publication number: 20040078895
    Abstract: A Baby safe bed extension device for infants which can be used at the level of and attached to the bed of the parent. The rear legs of the baby bed can adjust to various heights while the front of the device maintains a hinged adjustable leaf which slides under the mattress of a conventional bed and form an extension of that bed permitting the baby to be near the parent. The Baby safe bed extension device is portable and folds flat for storage or travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Richard J. Elling
  • Patent number: 6704949
    Abstract: A combination bassinet, bedside sleeper and changing table apparatus including a supporting frame having a rocking feature convertible through adjustable locking casters for easy rolling. A fabric member comprised of sidewalls and a skirt is draped over the frame. The apparatus may be placed against one side of an adult bed for easy access by a parent. The bedside sleeper is secured to the parents' bed with safety straps. One sidewall may be lowered to facilitate access to an infant by removal of a removably mounted sidewall/skirt supporting rod. The apparatus is adjustable in height to align the bedside sleeper with the parents' bed and when used as a changing table to accommodate for differences in the height of the parent. The bassinet is provided with a removable, adjustable hood for shielding light from the baby's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Simplicity, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Waldman, Jerome Dropinski
  • Publication number: 20030196264
    Abstract: A co-sleeper is convertibly adapted for use as a changing table. The invention includes a frame designed to support a mattress pad or an enclosure at a predetermined height. The enclosure is sized and shaped to fit over the frame. The surrounding walls of the enclosure are of a first height while the front wall is of a lower height. The floor of the enclosure is slightly lower that the top surface of a parental bed. A mattress pad fits within the enclosure. A strapping means holds the co-sleeper to the parental bed. Support means for the mattress pad or enclosure include support bars that attach to the frame, a series of hangers that support horizontal bars while hanging from top rails of the frame, and panels and support rods fitted into pockets on the underside of the enclosure. The co-sleeper is height adjustable for variations in parental bed height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 6634038
    Abstract: A collapsible playpen includes a top frame to support a boundary shelter, a bottom frame, and a boundary shelter supported by the top frame to surround the interior space and define a playpen cavity therein. A detachable cot includes a surrounding wall and a bottom wall to define a supporting cavity therebetween, wherein the surrounding wall has an upper side holder for fittedly mounting on the top frame of the playpen, and a fastening device including a plurality of first fastener units provided on the side holder of the surrounding wall and a plurality of second fastener units provided on the boundary shelter for detachably fastening with the first fastener units respectively, so as to securely mount the detachable cot on the collapsible playpen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: Ben M. Hsia
  • Patent number: 6618878
    Abstract: A sleep protector for preventing crib deaths. The sleep protector is cooperable with conventional cribs or beds, and is made up of a series of interconnected pipe members forming a support structure. The structure of the sleep protector is characterized as having a grid-like base configuration featuring a number of upstanding supports along each side, and a further grid at the head and foot of the grid work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventors: Burrell McCoy, Jr, Ernestine McCoy
  • Publication number: 20030131409
    Abstract: An infant bed is slidably attachable to a bed frame such that the infant bed can be moved along a length of the bed frame. The infant bed can be readily moved in relation to the bed to maintain infant/adult closeness and facilitate adult ingress/egress from the adult bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: Ilene DeAngelo
  • Publication number: 20030126681
    Abstract: A co-sleeper convertibly adapted for use as a changing table, bassinet or play yard is described. The invention includes a first rigid enclosure that has four walls and a floor with the front wall capable of being positioned at an upper level equal to the remaining walls or at a second lower level. The first enclosure is capable of supporting a second enclosure within it that has four walls, a floor and can support a mattress. The co-sleeper is secured at one side of a parental bed with the co-sleeper mattress positioned a short distance below the level of the mattress of the parental bed. The front wall of the invention is placed in the second, lowered position for use as a co-sleeper or changing table and positioned at the upper level when the invention is used as a play yard or bassinet. The front wall has a fixed lower portion and a raisable upper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 6578211
    Abstract: A co-sleeper convertibly adapted for use as a changing table is described. The invention includes a collapsible rigid frame designed to support an enclosure at a predetermined height. The enclosure has padded walls and is sized and shaped to fit over the rigid frame. The back, first and second side walls of the enclosure are of a first height above a floor of the enclosure while the front wall is of a lower height. The floor of the enclosure is designed to be slightly lower that the top surface of a parental bed. A mattress pad is sized and shaped to fit within the enclosure and is segmented to use as a containing cover for the co-sleeper when the frame is collapsed. A strapping member is provided to hold the co-sleeper to the parental bed. A number of variations of this strapping member are provided. Several styles of support members for the enclosure are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Arms Research Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: 6550082
    Abstract: An adjustable co-sleeper nest is described. The invention, in a first embodiment, comprises a baby crib having a removable front wall and four supporting rails attached to the back and side walls of the crib structure. A platform having a back wall, first and second side walls, and a reduced height front wall formed of flexible material is adjustably suspended from the supporting rails. A mattress pad is supported upon the platform structure within the walls of the platform. The platform and mattress pad extend beyond the side walls of the crib for a predetermined distance so that the mattress will fit snugly against the edge of a parental bed. Devices are provided for adjusting and securing the height of the co-sleeper platform. Straps are provided for securing the crib to the side of the parental bed. In a second embodiment, the co-sleeper nest is free-standing within an existing crib, bearing against the rear wall of the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Arms Reach Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson
  • Publication number: 20030070230
    Abstract: A bassinet arrangement is detachably mounted on a playpen which includes a frame body having a top opening defining a surrounding supporting side edge and a storage chamber communicating with the top opening. The bassinet arrangement includes a fabric boundary having a first compartment, a second compartment adjacent thereto and a surrounding edge holder encirclingly provided on the fabric boundary for detachably mounting on the supporting side edge of the frame body of the playpen. The bassinet arrangement further includes a fastening unit provided on the edge holder and the frame body of the playpen for securely mounting the fabric boundary on the playpen and a bassinet adapted for substantially disposed in the second compartment. Therefore, the parent is able to accommodate his baby in the bassinet that is selectively supported on the playpen at home and carried everywhere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventor: Ben M. Hsia
  • Publication number: 20030070229
    Abstract: A collapsible playpen includes a top frame to support a boundary shelter, a bottom frame, and a boundary shelter supported by the top frame to surround the interior space and define a playpen cavity therein. A detachable cot includes a surrounding wall and a bottom wall to define a supporting cavity therebetween, wherein the surrounding wall has an upper side holder for fittedly mounting on the top frame of the playpen, and a fastening device including a plurality of first fastener units provided on the side holder of the surrounding wall and a plurality of second fastener units provided on the boundary shelter for detachably fastening with the first fastener units respectively, so as to securely mount the detachable cot on the collapsible playpen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventor: Ben M. Hsia
  • Patent number: 6546575
    Abstract: An infant bed is slidably attachable to a bed frame such that the infant bed can be moved along a length of the bed frame. The infant bed can be readily moved in relation to the bed to maintain infant/adult closeness and facilitate adult ingress/egress from the adult bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: Ilene DeAngelo
  • Publication number: 20030037372
    Abstract: A co-sleeping apparatus which facilitates parents sleeping with infants and/or pets is devoid of ground contacting support members, thus eliminating obstacles to vacuuming, allowing for simpler construction, portability and transport, etc. Various embodiments of the present co-sleeper provide for one or more of the following: adjustable height sidewalls; adjustable angulation of mattress platform; suspended mattress platform in the absence of rigid vertical supports between a top supporting rail and a mattress platform; provision of pockets/hampers along the exterior and/or beneath the co-sleeping apparatus for storage of products; a retractable cover; provision of mechanical bouncing, heating, rocking and sound emitting apparatuses in association with the co-sleeper, etc. In a particular embodiment, the design relates to a co-sleeper for pets, the confines of such co-sleeper permits access of pets to food, water, kitty litter, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Larry Andriunas, Hildegard Andriunas
  • Publication number: 20020152550
    Abstract: A co-sleeper convertibly adapted for use as a changing table is described. The invention includes a collapsible rigid frame designed to support an enclosure at a predetermined height. The enclosure has padded walls and is sized and shaped to fit over the rigid frame. The back, first and second side walls of the enclosure are of a first height above a floor of the enclosure while the front wall is of a lower height. The floor of the enclosure is designed to be slightly lower that the top surface of a parental bed. A mattress pad is sized and shaped to fit within the enclosure and is segmented to use as a containing cover for the co-sleeper when the frame is collapsed. A strapping means is provided to hold the co-sleeper to the parental bed. A number of variations of this strapping means are provided. Several styles of support means for the enclosure are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Publication number: 20020092094
    Abstract: A portable collapsible bassinet for suspension in a play yard is disclosed. The bassinet includes floor support bars disposed within fabric tunnels in the floor of the bassinet. The support bars each comprise at least two portions that are secured together by a spring element. The floor support bars provide even support for infants disposed in the bassinet. When not in use, the portions of the floor support bars can be disengaged to allow the bassinet to be folded into a compact position. The support bars and other components remain secured to the bassinet when erected and/or collapsed to eliminate the possibility of lost parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas J. Welsh
  • Publication number: 20020083524
    Abstract: An adjustable co-sleeper nest is described. The invention, in a first embodiment, comprises a baby crib having a removable front wall and four supporting rails attached to the back and side walls of the crib structure. A platform having a back wall, first and second side walls, and a reduced height front wall formed of flexible material is adjustably suspended from the supporting rails. A mattress pad is supported upon the platform structure within the walls of the platform. The platform and mattress pad extend beyond the side walls of the crib for a predetermined distance so that the mattress will fit snugly against the edge of a parental bed. Various means are provided for adjusting and securing the height of the co-sleeper platform. Strapping means are provided for securing the crib to the side of the parental bed. In a second embodiment, the co-sleeper nest is free-standing within an existing crib, bearing against the rear wall of the crib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson
  • Publication number: 20020078499
    Abstract: A baby playpen-bassinet combination comprising a playpen and a bassinet detachably mounted to the playpen. The playpen comprises two outer fabric sides with connecting members and four corner blocks. Each corner block is provided with a vertical hole and a vertically extending rib. The bassinet comprises two extension portions with connecting members engageable with the connecting members of the playpen, two supporting rods and four coupling members. Each coupling member has a first portion to be inserted into a hollow end portion of the supporting rod and a second portion having a vertically extending groove. The second portion is adapted to be inserted into the vertical hole of the corner block with the groove engaging the rib so that each supporting rod is supported on two corner blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: Kenny Cheng
  • Patent number: 6370715
    Abstract: A portable bed for a newborn infant made up of a rectangular flat support surface which holds a firm infant mattress pad, the surface having a rigid headboard perpendicularly attached at one end, and rigid perpendicular partial side walls attached to both the support surface and to the headboard. A hinge is provided about midway along the longitudinal length of the support surface allowing the unit to be closed against itself to facilitate easy transport. A soft fabric cover is provided to cover the surface, headboard and side walls. A firm waterproof mattress pad having the same dimensions as the support surface is also provided. A pair of handles may also be provided at either end of the support surface for carrying the unit when folded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Farah Delight Morton
  • Publication number: 20010044958
    Abstract: An infant bed is slidably attachable to a bed frame such that the infant bed can be moved along a length of the bed frame. The infant bed can be readily moved in relation to the bed to maintain infant/adult closeness and facilitate adult ingress/egress from the adult bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventor: Ilene DeAngelo
  • Patent number: 6202228
    Abstract: A crib securable to the side of a parent's bed that includes an alarm mechanism for sounding an audible alarm when an infant attempted to climb from the crib onto the parent's bed. The crib is secured to the bedside with a crib structure bed attachment assembly. The crib structure bed attachment assembly includes two spaced under mattress boards extending from a bottom board of an open topped crib structure of the crib, past and perpendicular to a front barrier board, and a safety block secured between forward ends of the two spaced under mattress boards with adjustable length flexible tethers that are sufficiently adjustable such that the safety block is held against sides of a mattress and box spring to hold the front barrier board against an opposite side of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventor: William H. Cox
  • Patent number: RE39136
    Abstract: A co-sleeper convertibly adapted for use as a changing table is described. The invention includes a collapsible rigid frame designed to support an enclosure at a predetermined height. The enclosure has padded walls and is sized and shaped to fit over the rigid frame. The back, first and second side walls of the enclosure are of a first height above a floor of the enclosure while the front wall is of a lower height. The floor of the enclosure is designed to be slightly lower that the top surface of a parental bed. A mattress pad is sized and shaped to fit within the enclosure and is segmented to use as a containing cover for the co-sleeper when the frame is collapsed. A strapping member is provided to hold the co-sleeper to the parental bed. A number of variations of this strapping member are provided. Several styles of support members for enclosure are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Arms Reach, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Tharalson, Diana Tharalson, Bruce Martin
  • Patent number: RE40754
    Abstract: A portable bed for a newborn infant made up of a rectangular flat support surface which holds a firm infant mattress pad, the surface having a rigid headboard perpendicularly attached at one end, and rigid perpendicular partial side walls attached to both the support surface and to the headboard. A hinge is provided about midway along the longitudinal length of the support surface allowing the unit to be closed against itself to facilitate easy transport. A soft fabric cover is provided to cover the surface, headboard and side walls. A firm waterproof mattress pad having the same dimensions as the support surface is also provided. A pair of handles may also be provided at either end of the support surface for carrying the unit when folded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Farah D. Morton