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Publication numberUS3790973 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1974
Filing dateDec 22, 1971
Priority dateDec 22, 1971
Publication numberUS 3790973 A, US 3790973A, US-A-3790973, US3790973 A, US3790973A
InventorsBradley W
Original AssigneeBradley W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable pivotal headboard
US 3790973 A
Abstract
A headboard for use with beds consisting of a supporting means montable on a rigid medium, such as a bed frame, or a wall, or other suitable anchoring means, to permit tilting of the headboard and anchoring same at the desired position, with the headboard pivoting at one end and the other end traveling on a plane substantially parallel with the horizontal plane of the bed, the bar pivotally anchoring the headboard also acting as a stabilizing means, and the anchoring means being of novel structure to permit positive maintainance of the headboard at the desired position and novel means being provided to adjust the supporting means vertically.
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ates [191' radley ADJUSTABLE PIVOTAL HEADBOARD [76] Inventor: William J. Bradley, PO. Box 20203,

Houston, Tex. 77025 [22] Filed: Dec. 22, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 210,851

[52] US. Cl 5/53 E, 5/327 B [51] Int. Cl A47c 17/00, A47c 21/00 [58] Field of Search 5/53, 54, 59, 70, 74, 279,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,482,271 12/1969 Emright 5/327 3,452,372 7/l9 69 Emery ..5/327 Primary Examiner-Francis K. Zugel Assistant ExaminerAndrew M. Calvert [57] ABSTRACT A headboard for use with beds consisting of a supporting means montable on a rigid medium, such as a bed frame, or a wall, or other suitable anchoring means, to permit tilting of the headboard and anchoring same at the desired position, with the headboard pivoting at one end and the other end traveling on a plane substantially parallel with the horizontal plane of the bed, the bar pivotally anchoring the headboard also acting as a stabilizing means, and the anchoring means being of novel structure to permit positive maintainance of the headboard at the desired position and novel means being provided to adjust the supporting means vertically.

7 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures Patented Feb. 12, 1974 gamma ADJUSTABLE PIVOTAL HEADBOARD BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention is a modification of the invention as shown in my copending application for patent heretofore tiled in the United States Patent Ofiice on a Tiltable Headboard, filed May I7, 1971, Ser. No. 143,82l.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION A headboard having supporting means adapted to be anchored to a wall, bed frame, or the like, the said headboard having a tilt supporting means and positive anchoring means for maintaining the headboard in the selected position.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an elevational side view, taken on the line 1l of FIG. 2, and being in cross section, and

FIG. 2 is a rear elevational view of the headboard, taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT In the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a headboard having the usual cushion 2 and pivot support members 3, 3. The supporting mechanism consists of the supporting means members 4, 4 joined by the panel 20, and having anchoring legs 5, 5 which may be anchored to the bed frame, or to a wall, or the like, or which may extend to the floor, in which case they are locked-on to the supporting means members 4, 4 by the strap 17 which is placed across the respective legs 5, 5, and is anchored at one end to the supporting member 4, and has a screw receiving port in'the other end to receive the screw 21, extended through the panel 20, which, when rotated in one direction, draws the strap against the leg 5, and the leg 5 tightly against the supporting member 4.

The pivot support members 3, 3 are connected to the supporting means members 4, 4 by means of the torsion bar 6, which extends through the supporting means members 4, 4 and through the upper pivot links 7, 7 which are fixed at one end on said bar, as by welding, and pivoted at the other end on the pivot support members 3, 3. The lower pivot links 8, 8 extend from the respective pivot support members 3, 3 to the supporting means members 4, 4 and are pivotally mounted at each end.

Pivotally mounted on the headboard is the tilt support 9 which is formed of rigid rod material, and shaped as a bracket, and which has one end mounted on the headboard l, and the other end fits into the respective notches ll, 11 in the receiver 10, which said notches, in the receiver 10, are shaped to receive the rod, and to form the terminal end of the slots 12, 12 which guide the rod into the notches, the seating area being circular, and the opening being located immediately beneath the horizontal axis of the seating area and thus leaving a concave area in the floor of the seating area in which the rod seats, requiring a lifting of the rod out of the seat to remove the rod from the notch.

The rod 9 is spring loaded, as at 13, to constantly urge the rod into engaged position with a selected slot, or notch, and the release cord 14 is anchored at one end to the rod 9 and is threaded through the eye of the locking catch 15, which is secured on the headboard 1 and which may be actuated by the user to release the latch and to dislodge the rod 9 from one of the notches 11, and thus free the headboard for a change of position. The concave area of the notch permits a snug anchor of the bracket, and prevents easy dislodging thereof by movement of the user on the bed, and requires a lifting of the tilt support to free the said headboard; the release of the headboard requires the removal of pressure against the headboard and a pull on the cord 14. A catch bar 16 permits engagement of the catch 15 when the headboard is in vertical position.

When the headboard is in vertical position, and it is desired to move same to a tilt position, the user pulls the release cord 14, which pulls the locking catch up, releasing it from the catch bar 16, permitting the headboard to pivot on the bar 6 and to be moved to the desired tilt position. Additional adjustment of the headboard may be accomplished by again pulling the release cord 14, lifting tilt support out of seating position in one of the notches 11, and moving the headboard to a new tilt angle, or to the closed position. As the headboard is so moved, the lower margin thereof will move on a path substantially parallel with the horizontal plane of the bed 21.

For mounting the supporting means on the floor, the legs 5, 5 extending from the supporting means members 4, 4 are adjusted vertically to maintain the supporting means at the desired elevation from the floor, and the legs are then anchored to the supporting means by the straps l7, 17, which are anchored at one end to the respective supporting members and extending over the leg and receive the screw 18, which extends through the panel 20, and when the screw is rotated in one direction, the strap is drawn tightly against the leg and the leg is moved into alignment with the supporting member and anchored in place.

What I claim is:

1. A tiltable headboard, supporting means maintaining the headboard in a selected position, a bar horizontally mounted on said headboard, upper and lower pivoting means connecting said supporting means and said headboard, said upper pivoting means being pivoted at one end on said bar, a locking member releasably engaging said supporting member and headboard and said headboard having means for selectively maintaining the desired angle of tilt over a controlled path of travel in which the bottom of the headboard moves on a constant horizontal plane approximately parallel with the surface of the bed.

2. The device defined in claim 1, having a tilt support pivotally mounted on said headboard and movable into a selected tilting position with relation to said supporting means.

3. The device defined in claim 1 wherein there is a tilting support bracket having one end pivotally mounted on said headboard and the other end bearing against said supporting means, a tilt support receiving member on said supporting means having notches in which said bracket may be selectively seated.

4. The device defined in claim 3 wherein said notches have the portions thereof against which the bracket bears concaved to provide a seat therein, the open portion of said notches being positioned immediately beneath the horizontal axis of said seat.

5. The device defined in claim 3 having means for constantly urging said bracket into a selected notch and means and in the other end.

7. The device defined in claim 1 wherein said upper and lower pivoting means consists of a pair of straps at the uppermost connection, and a pair of similar straps at the lowermost connection, the lowermost straps being of greater length than the uppermost straps.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/53.2, 5/634
International ClassificationA47C19/00, A47C19/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/022, A47C20/04
European ClassificationA47C20/04, A47C19/02B2