ApplicationNo. 06/188472 filed on 09/18/1980
US Classes:5/429, Telescoping5/425Side guard
ExaminersPrimary: Grosz, Alexander
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA47C 21/08 (20060101)
A47C 21/00 (20060101)
AbstractA bed assembly is provided particularly for geriatric use. The bed includes a mattress supported by a frame having a plurality of supporting legs, and bolsters are provided on either side of the mattress, mounted so that a top surface of each is substantially even with the top of the mattress. An undercarriage support structure including a pair of horizontal channel members are provided for receiving the legs of the mattress supporting frame and preventing substantial movement thereof with respect to the bolsters. The horizontal channel members include a pair of end portions which are received by passageways associated with the bolsters and allow the bolsters to be slid up and down off of and onto the undercarriage. A rail is mounted on each bolster for movement from a position below the top of the mattress to a position above the top of the mattress wherein it performs a roll-off preventing function. Each rail is mounted at the head of the bolster with which it is associated and is telescopic along the length of the mattress from the head toward the foot of the mattress. Actuation of the rails from the roll-off preventing position to below the mattress top requires utilization of both hands of an operator and an initial movement opposite the desired direction of movement of the rails.