Strap bed lift

  • US 8,038,193 B2
  • Filed: 05/13/2010
  • Issued: 10/18/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A vehicle comprising:

  • a first guide member coupled to the vehicle, the first guide member being oriented vertically in the vehicle;

    a second guide member coupled to the vehicle, the second guide member being oriented vertically in the vehicle;

    a first strap that extends lengthwise in a vertical direction adjacent to the first guide member;

    a second strap that extends lengthwise in a vertical direction adjacent to the second guide member;

    a bed; and

    a motor that drives movement of the first strap and the second strap to move the bed vertically and at least substantially translationally between a lowered position where the bed is positioned to be receive one or more persons to thereon and a raised position where the bed is stowed adjacent to a ceiling of the vehicle;

    wherein the first guide member and the second guide member guide the bed and prevent it from swinging as it moves between the lowered position and the raised position.

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