US2956290A - Box construction for the support of a mattress on a bed - Google Patents

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US2956290A US717628A US71762858A US2956290A US 2956290 A US2956290 A US 2956290A US 717628 A US717628 A US 717628A US 71762858 A US71762858 A US 71762858A US 2956290 A US2956290 A US 2956290A
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Oct- 18, 1960 H. A; SCHEINERMAN 2,956,290

BOX CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SUPPORT OF A MATTRESS ON A BED Filed Feb. 26, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 rf 'Ill l N OI H4 RRY A. SQHE/HERMA N ATTORNEY OC- 18, 1960 H. A. SCHEINERMAN 2,956,290

BOX CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SUPPORT OF A MATTRESS ON A BED Filed Feb. 25, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. HARRY A. SCW/N572 MAN ATTORNEY United States Patent O i BOX CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SUPPORT OF A MATTRESS N A BED Harry A. Scheinerman, 213-02 73rd Ave., Bayside, N.Y.

Filed Feb. 26, 195s, ser. No. 117,628

2 Claims. (Cl. s sos) This invention embodies a new and useful box construction for the support of a mattress on a bed.

The primary object of this invention is to provide a novel means for supporting a mattress relative to a bedstead and frame, replacing the usual box spring, which will oder a tinn but comfortable support for the mattress.

Another object of this invention is to provide a mattress support of rectangular box shape which is formed of a rigid material such as wood, padded on the outside for comfort, and to include a hollow space therewithin for use as storage space which is accessible without disturbing the bed makeup.

Another object of this invention is to provide in a mattress support of the character described, a ap or llid panel at one end for gaining access to the storage compartment of the box, and a hinge means for holding a ap or lid at the other end in an inclined position for the support of the head and chest of heart patients or other persons desiring elevation.

A further advantage of the structure to be disclosed is the silence in use as compared to the usual noise of a mattress support employing coiled metal springs.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide a strong and durable bed box of the character described which shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, easy to manipulate, and yet practical and ecient to a high degree in use.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangements of parts, which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of invention will be indicated in the following claims.

In the accompanying drawings in which is shown various illustrative embodiments of this invention:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a mattress support in accordance with the present invention showing the inner frame portions in broken lines;

Fig. 2 is an elevational cross-section of the mattress support with one lid lifted and illustrating the handle for lifting the support, and showing the support on a bedstead;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary cross-section of a hinge connecting two portions of the mattress support;

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional fragmentary view on the line 4 4 of Fig. 2, showing a lifting handle used on the device;

Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional fragmentary top view taken on line 5 5 of Fig. 2, of a corner of the device showing the covering on the framework;

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary elevational view of a hinge support member;

Fig. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 7 7 of Fig. 6;

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary elevational view of a portion of the hinge of Fig. 6;

Patented Oct. 18, 1960 ICC Fig. 9 is a cross-sectional fragmentary view of one of the top panels;

Fig. 10 is a fragmentary end view of the mattress support showing means for attachment to a bedstead; and

Fig. l1 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 11 11 of Fig. l0.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, 15 indicates a mattress support embodying the invention for supporting a mattress M. The mattress support consists essentially of a rectangular hollow box 16. The box 16 comprises a case which is formed with a pair of upright side walls 17 and a pair of upright end walls 18 interconnected to the side walls by curved or rounded corners 19. A pair of inner partition frame members 20, 21 are provided within the box and extend between the outertwalls, crossing each other at the center. Frame member 20 extends between the side walls 17, and frame member 21 extends between the end walls 18. The side Walls and frame members may be formed of any suitable material such as wood or plywood. A bottom wall 22 covers the bottom of the box between the side Walls. The bottom Wall 22 may be of thinner sheet material than the side Walls and frame walls.

The top of the box is comprised of three panels. A central fixed top Wall or panel 23 extends across the top of frame member 20 from one side wall 17 to the other. The width of panel 23 may be roughly 1/3 the length of the box. A pair of end cover flaps, lids or panels 24 extend from the sides of panel 23 to the end walls 18 of the box, and are rounded at the outer corners to fit over corners 19 between the side walls of the box. The central panel 23 is stationary and fixed to the tops of the side walls 17 and to the top edges of the cross frame members 20 and 21. The end panels 24, however, are hinged to the central panel 23 by double leaf piano hinges 25 (see Fig. 3). One of the top end panels 24 is hinged at each side of the side walls 17 by means of support hinges 26 (shown in Fig. 6). Each support hinge 26 is attached to a side wall 17 by means of a plate 27 having an outstanding button 28. Hinged on button 28 is the lower arm 29 of the hinge. The upper arm 30 of the hinge is pivotally connected to the lower arm 29 by a pivot pin 31. The two arms of the hinge have outstanding at portions 32 adjacent the pivot pin 31. The connected hinge portions 29a and 30a, through which the pin 31 passes, are offset from the leaf portions 29 and 30 and lie in the same plane. Therefore, when the hinge arms are straightened out, the flat extending portions 32 will abut each other and limit further movement so as to hold the hinge rigidly in position. A knuckle joint is thus formed. The upper end of the upper arm 30 is attached to the underside of the panel 24 by means of a plate 35 having an outstanding arm 36 to which the end of arm 30 is pivotally attached by a rivet 37.

The mattress support 15 may be supported on cross slats 15a supported on usual side rails 15b fixed to headboard 15C and footboard 15d of a bedstead 15e. The support 15 is of such dimension as to fully support a mattress for the bedstead.

A pair of handles 38 are attached to the end edge of each panel 24 for lifting the panel in order to have access to the inner compartments of the box or to set the support hinge 26 to hold the panel in an upwardly angled position so as to support a person lying in the bed on which it is used. These handles project above the box to help keep the mattress from sliding off the box. The outer surface of the side walls 17 and 1S is covered with a cloth material 40. This covering may -be decorative. The stationary top panel 23 and the movable panels 24 are each covered with a layer of cotton padding or other suitable padding 41. A layer of cloth fabric 42 covers the cotton padding and holds it in place.

The cloth 42 may be folded around the edge of the panels and tacked to the underside as at 43. The padding on the top of the upper panels will serve as an extra cushioning for the firm support which the mattress box provides. Even with a mattress in place on top of the mattress support, access may be had to the inner compartment by raising either end panel 24. Either the head or the feet of the person lyingV inthe bed may be'elevated by this means and held in place by straightening the knuckle of the support hinge 26.

The mattresssupport box may be either placed on wooden slats directly supported by a bed frame and bedstead as is common practice, or a pair of hook members 45 may be attached to the ends of the box for hooking over support studs 46 Whichy are usually mounted in recesses inthe corner posts 47 of a bedstead (see Figs. and 11).

A pair of cloth loop handles 44 are provided on each side of the mattress support and may be attached by tacks or other fastening means 44a to the bottom of the box 16. Handles 44 will provide a means of lifting the mattress support out of aV bed frame, or placing it therein.

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use.

As various possible embodiments might be made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments above set forth, it is to be understood that the matter set forth above or shown in the accompanying drawings is merely illustrative and is not toV be interpreted in a limiting sense, the scope of the invention being delineated in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A mattress support for a bed comprising a box,

said box comprising elongated upright side Walls and elongated upright end Walls, and a bottom wall, a top intermediate panel spaced from the end Walls and eX- tending from one side Wall to the other and fixed at the ends thereof to the upper edges of said side Walls and resting thereon, top end panels hinged at the inner ends thereof to the end edges of the intermediate panel and extending to the end Walls of the box and supported on thev upper ends of said side Walls and said endv Walls, collapsible means to support at least one of said hinged top end panels in raised inclined position, the space beneath the intermediate panel communicating with the space beneath one or the other of said end panels so that articles may be inserted into the box by opening said end panels andY pushing such articles beneaththe fixed panel.

2. The combination of claim l, in combination with a vertical partition Within the box interconnecting the end Walls and crossing beneath the intermediate panel and supporting the latter, s aid partition being parallel to and spaced from the side walls.'

References Cited'in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 363,751 Longfellow May 24, 1887 676,215 Bedell .Tune 11, 1901 837,504 Prichard Dec. 4, 1906 1,475,860 Oliver Nov. 27, 1923 1,984,207 Ceslowitz Dec. 11, 1934 2,290,615 Firestone July 21, 1942 FOREIGN PATENTS 734,647 France Aug. 2, 1932 467,290 Great Britain June 15, 1937 768,234 Great Britain Feb. 13, 1957

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US3389410A (en) * 1966-03-11 1968-06-25 John G. Weigel Chest bed
US5020173A (en) * 1989-01-24 1991-06-04 Dreyer Jr John F Bedstead storage box
US5878454A (en) * 1996-11-15 1999-03-09 Cecchini; Alfredo Revolving sunning bed
US6088857A (en) * 1998-07-08 2000-07-18 Ogle; David D. Hinged inner spring mattress and manufacturing method
US6615425B1 (en) * 2002-09-03 2003-09-09 John A. Candell Box foundation with included drawers
US20050011005A1 (en) * 2003-07-18 2005-01-20 German Borda Adjustable base for supporting adjustable beds of different widths
US6951037B2 (en) 2002-08-23 2005-10-04 L&P Property Management Company Universal adjustable bed
US20050239586A1 (en) * 2004-04-27 2005-10-27 Nebel Michael W Bed lift
US20110232001A1 (en) * 2008-06-27 2011-09-29 Craig Poulos Bed gap filler
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