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Publication numberUS3109180 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1963
Filing dateOct 30, 1961
Priority dateOct 30, 1961
Publication numberUS 3109180 A, US 3109180A, US-A-3109180, US3109180 A, US3109180A
InventorsHyman Martin
Original AssigneeHyman Martin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable bedspring supporting hook
US 3109180 A
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United States Patent 3,109,180 ADJUSTABLE BEDSPRING SUPPORTING HOOK Martin Hyman, 1012 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Filed Oct. 30, 1961, Ser. No. 148,511 5 Claims. ((Jl. 5-296) plates of the bedspring frame structure. The hooks of the hook plates are adapted to enter slots on the bedposts and engage a hook or pin therein.

With such conventional structures, the spacing between the corner mounted hook plates at each end of the bedspring frame must closely correspond with the spacing between the slots in the bedposts. Diliiculties arise in such constructions due, for example, to the hooks becoming bent during shipment so that they are misaligned with respect to the bedpost slots. Also, the hook spacing being specifically limited and dependent upon the constructional dimensions of the bedspring frame, the hook may not always match the spacing between the bedpost slots, since the headboards and bedspring frames are often supplied by different manufacturers which do not have the same dimensional standards.

Attempts have been made to overcome the above and other disadvantages of the conventional constructions by providing hook plates which may be bent or deflected so as to bring the hook portions into alignment with the slot spacing of the headboard or footboard. However, this approach is in the main unsatisfactory since it pro duces a generally weak and insufiioiently rigid construction.

The present invention has for one object the provision of a strong, rigid and laterally adjustable hook plate, which is so arranged that the spacing between the hook plates may be easily accommodated to the spacing be tween the bedpost slots.

A further object is to provide an improved hook supporting structure for the corners of a bedsprings in which the hooks are adjustable towards and away from the longitudinal center line of the bedspring frame, and wherein the seating of the hook parts will operate to rigidly tighten the connections between the associated parts.

Still another object is to provide in a device of the character described herein, hook plates having vertically spaced bearing the hook plates and which are sufficiently spaced apart as to eifectively oppose vertical edgewise tilting of the hook plates.

Further objects of the invention will be brought out in the following part of the specification, wherein detailed description is for the purpose of fully disclosing the invention without placing limitations thereon.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, which are for illustrative purposes only:

FIG. 1 is a fragmentary view of a corner of a bed illustrating an adjustable bedspring supporting hook structure according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view of the support structure;

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view of the same, portions being cut away to show important structural features;

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view; and

FIG. 5 is a side elevational view looking from the side opposite that shown in FIG. 3.

abutment areas which are provided on Referring more specifically to the drawings, for illustrative purposes, the invention is shown as being applied to a spring frame structure, as generally indicated by the numeral 10, which is of conventional construction in so far as it embodies an angle end bar 11, and an angle side bar 12. The end bar and side bar are secured together at the corners of the spring frame in such a manner that two legs of the end bar and side bar as indicated at 13 and 14 respectively are secured together so that they are in overlapped relation and lying in horizontal planes, while the other legs 15 and 16 respectively are in vertical positions. Moreover, the end portion, it will be observed, of the side bar as generally indicated by the numeral 17 projects beyond the adjacent end bar, as best shown in FIG. 2.

The projecting end of the side bar carries a bracket member '18 which is shown as being constructed of an angle-bar having right angled legs 19 and 20. This bracket member is mounted so as to extend above and below the general plane of the spring frame and is mounted on the projecting end of the side rail as by rivets 231 or other suitable means so that the leg 19 is parallel wit-h the leg 16 of the side bar, while the leg 20 of the bracket member is at right angles and is outwardly spaced from the termination of the leg 14 of the side rail or bar. The leg 20 of the bracket member is provided with an elongate vertically extending rectangular slot 22, as 'best shown in FIG. 4.

Mounted Within the slot 22 is an edgewise vertically positioned hook plate 23 which is provided on one edge margin with a pair of integrally formed hook members 24 adapted for insertion into a conventional bedpost slot (not shown) having a pair of enga-geable pins 25 therein.

The hook plate has a reanwardly formed portion which is positioned rearwardly of the leg 20 and has upper and lower extensions 26 and 27 having in each case a forward abutment edge 28 adapted to bear against the rear surface of the leg 20 above and below the ends of the slot 22. These edges provide relatively widely spaced bearing surfaces which operate to retain the hook plate against tilting movement and provide a strong structure.

The hook carrying portion of the hook plate is formed with an upper edge 29 and lower edge 30 which constrain the hook plate against vertical shifting movement. However, it will be observed that the hook plate is free to move laterally within the width of the rectangular slot 22. As shown best in FIG. :2, the hook plate 23 has a rear edge marginal portion which is positioned within a notch 32 formed in the projecting end portion of the leg 14 of the side bar 12. The rear edge of the hook plate 23 is adapted to bear against the bottom of the notch and thus assist in limiting the rearward movement of the hook plate. Here again, the portion of the hook plate which is within the notch 32 is laterally movable Within the limits of the notch. While the notch has been formed in this case in the leg 14 of the side bar, it is within the concept of the present invention to provide a separate notched member which could be secured, for example, to the leg 16 of the side bar, or a portion might be punched out of the side bar leg and bent or deflected into a position of cooperation with the rear margin of the hook plate.

From the foregoing description, it is believed apparent that the adjustable bedspring supporting hook as dscribed above clearly accomplishes the objects as set out for the invention.

Various modifications may suggest themselves to those skilled in the art without departing from the spririt of my invention, and, hence, I do not wish to be restricted to the specific form shown or uses mentioned, except to the extent indicated in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A corner support for a bedspring frame structure, comprising: a bracket member at a corner of the spring frame structure including vertically extending end plate and side plate portions in right angled relation, said end plate portion having an elongate vertical slot therein; a plate member extending through said slot and constrained therein against vertical movement, but being free for limited lateral translatory movement therein, said plate having an outer edge margin extending beyond said end plate portion formed with hook means adapted for insertion into a bedpost slot for engaging supports therein; and a member positioned rearwardly of said end plate portion extending at right angles to said side plate portion, and having a notch therein loosely receiving an inner edge margin of said plate member for lateral movement therein.

2. A corner support for a bedspring frame structure, comprising: a bracket member at a corner of the spring frame structure inclu ing vertically extending end plate and side plate portions in right angled relation, said end plate portion having an elongate vertical slot therein; a plate member extending through said slot and constrained therein against vertical movement, but being free for limited lateral translatory movement therein, said plate having an outer edge margin extending beyond said end plate portion formed with hook means adapted for insertion into a bedpost slot for engaging supports therein; abutment areas on said plate member for engaging the rear surface of said end plate portion above and below the ends of said slot; and a member positioned rearwardly of said end plate portion extending at right angles to said side plate portion, and having a notch therein loosely receiving an end edge margin of said plate member for freedom of lateral movement therein between the notch ends.

3. A corner support for a bedspring frame structure, comprising: a bracket member fixedly mounted at a corner of the spring frame structure having an outwardly facing flat surface extending above and below the adjacent spring frame, and said surface having an elongate vertical slot therein; a plate member vertically constrained in said slot but having full lateral movement therein between its side edges, said plate having an edge marginal portion projecting forwardly of said fiat surface and being formed with hook means adapted for lateral alignment within the slot width with and insertion into a bedpost slot for engaging supports therein; top and bottom edge projections on said plate for abutting said bracket member rearwardly of said surface above and below the adjacent ends of said slot; and a rearwardly positioned fixed member having a notch therein for loosely receiving a rear edge of the plate member therein, said notch restraining rearward movement of said plate, but permitting freedom of lateral movement between the notch ends.

4. A bedframe structure, comprising: an end rail; a side rail having horizontal and vertical legs in right angled relation, said side rail having an end portion projecting beyond the end rail; a vertically extending member having legs in right angled relation, one of said legs being secured to the vertical leg of said side rail with the other leg thereof being spaced from and extending vertically at right angles above and below the plane of the horizontal leg of the side rail, and having an elongate vertically extending slot therein; a hook plate positioned in said slot with outer edge hook portions projecting beyond said other leg of the vertically extending memher, and an inner edge margin positioned in an edge slot formed in the horizontal leg of the side rail, said hook plate having lateral translatory freedom movement within the limits of said slot and said notch, whereby the edge hook portions are free for lateral alignment with and insertion into a bedpost slot for engaging supports therein.

5. A bedi'rame structure, comprising: an end rail; a side rail having horizontal and vertical legs in right angled relation, said side rail having an end portion projecting beyond the end rail; a vertically extending member having legs in right angled relation, one of said legs being secured to the vertical leg of said side rail with the other leg thereof being spaced from and extending vertically at right angles above and below the plane of the horizontal leg of the side rail, and having an elongate vertically extending slot therein; a flat hoook plate positioned in said slot with outer edge hook portions projecting beyond said other leg of the vertically extending member, and an inner edge margin positioned in an edge slot formed in the horizontal leg of the side rail, said hook plate having freedom of lateral translatory movements within the limits of said slot and said notch,

but being restrained against rearward and vertical movements, whereby the edge hook portions are free for lateral alignment with and insertion into a bedpost slot for en gaging supports therein; and abutment projections on said hook plate for engaging adjacent portions of said other leg above and below the ends of said slot for retaining the hook plate against edgewise tilting movements.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. 3, 109 180 November 5 1963 Martin Hyman It is hereby certified that error appears in the above numbered patent requiring correction and that the said Letters Patent should read as corrected below Column 3, line 43, for "full" read free column 4, line 33, for "hoook" read hook Signed and sealed this 2nd day of June 1964,

(SEAL) Attest:

ERNEST W. SWIDER EDWARD J BRENNER Attesting Officer Commissioner of Patents

Patent Citations
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US2227704 *Feb 27, 1939Jan 7, 1941Hawkins Collins CharlesBedrail latch
Referenced by
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US4148106 *Dec 27, 1977Apr 10, 1979Gallien John WFurniture fastener system
US5996145 *Oct 15, 1997Dec 7, 1999Harry A. TaylorAdjustable bed frame system
Classifications
U.S. Classification5/296, 5/288
International ClassificationA47C19/00, F16B12/60, F16B12/00, F16B12/58
Cooperative ClassificationF16B12/58, A47C19/021, A47C19/005, F16B12/60
European ClassificationA47C19/02B, A47C19/00A, F16B12/58, F16B12/60
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Oct 19, 2004ASAssignment
Owner name: HEIDELBERG WEB SYSTEMS, INC., NEW HAMPSHIRE
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG;REEL/FRAME:015886/0211
Effective date: 20040806
Owner name: HEIDELBERG WEB SYSTEMS, INC. 121 BROADWAYDOVER, NE
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG /AR;REEL/FRAME:015886/0211