Adjustable height bed

  • US 6,983,495 B2
  • Filed: 10/25/2002
  • Issued: 01/10/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An adjustable bed for use on a floor, said bed comprising:

  • a bed spring having a head end portion and a foot end portion;

    a first bed end including a height adjustment mechanism that is operable to support said head end portion of said bed spring at a plurality of different heights above a floor;

    a second bed end replaceable by said first bed end and including a height adjustment mechanism that is operable to support said foot end portion of said bed spring at a plurality of different heights above a floor;

    an electric motor mounted on said bed spring at a location between said first bed end and said second bed end;

    a first drive shaft portion connected between said motor and said first bed end; and

    a second drive shaft portion connected between said motor and said second bed end;

    said first and second drive shaft portions being rotatable together by said electric motor in a first direction of rotation to raise said head end portion and said foot end portion of said bed spring and in a second direction of rotation opposite said first direction of rotation to lower said head end portion and said foot end portion of said bed spring.

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