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Title:
Bed post for bunk and loft beds
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/072798
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a bed post for bunk and loft beds. The bed post comprises a bottom part, and/or a bed rail connecting part, and a bed frame connecting part. The bottom part or the bed rail connecting part, and the bed frame connecting part are connected in line by an elongate member adapted for being positioned partly within a channel of the bottom part or the bed rail connecting part, and partly within a channel of the bed frame connecting part. The elongate member comprises a first part and a second part. The first part comprises a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the first part, and a threaded channel, which runs parallel to the longitudinal direction of the first part. The second part comprises a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the second part, and a threaded shaft adapted to engage with the threaded channel of the first part. The bottom part of the bed post comprises a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bottom part, and terminates in the channel of the bottom part. The bed rail connecting part of the bed post comprises a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed rail connecting part, and terminates in the channel of the bed rail connecting part. The bed frame connecting part of the bed post comprises a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part and terminates in the channel of the bed frame connecting part.

Inventors:
JENSEN, Henning Lykke (Søborgvej 18, 7130 Juelsminde, 7130, DK)
Application Number:
DK2017/050328
Publication Date:
April 26, 2018
Filing Date:
October 04, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
JENSEN FURN APS (Søborgvej 18, 7130 Juelsminde, 7130, DK)
International Classes:
A47C19/20
Foreign References:
KR20120000973U2012-02-09
JP2008023301A2008-02-07
CN202941731U2013-05-22
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LARSEN & BIRKEHOLM A/S (Banegårdspladsen 1, 9 sal, 1570 Copenhagen V, 1570, DK)
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Claims:
Claims

1 . A bed post (100) for bunk and loft beds, the bed post (100) comprising:

- a bottom part (1 10) and/or a bed rail connecting part (130); and

- a bed frame connecting part (120);

wherein a) the bottom part (1 10) or the bed rail connecting part (130), and b) the bed frame connecting part (120) are connected in line by an elongate member (140) adapted for being positioned partly within a channel of the bottom part (1 10) or the bed rail connecting part (130), and partly within a channel of the bed frame connecting part (120);

wherein the elongate member (140) comprises a first part (142) and a second part (146); the first part (142) comprising a bolt or screw hole (143), which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the first part (142), and a threaded channel (144), which runs parallel to the longitudinal direction of the first part (142); the second part (146) comprising a bolt or screw hole (147), which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the second part (146), and a threaded shaft (148) adapted to engage with the threaded channel (144) of the first part (142);

wherein the bottom part (1 10) of the bed post (100) comprises a bolt or screw hole (1 12), which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bottom part (1 10), and terminates in the channel of the bottom part (1 10); wherein the bed rail connecting part (130) of the bed post (100) comprises a bolt or screw hole (132), which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed rail connecting part (130), and terminates in the channel of the bed rail connecting part (130);

wherein the bed frame connecting part (120) of the bed post (100) comprises a bolt or screw hole (122), which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part (120) and terminates in the channel of the bed frame connecting part (120). 2. A bed post (100) according to claim 1 , wherein an extension part is positioned between the bottom part (1 10) and the bed frame connecting part (120).

3. A bed post (100) according to any one of the claims 1 -2, wherein the elongate member (140) further comprises one or more washers (149) adapted for being positioned around the threaded shaft (148).

4. A bed post (100) according to any one of the claims 1 -3, wherein the bed frame connecting part (120) further comprises one or more channels (123, 125) on each side of the bolt or screw hole (122), which run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part (120) and terminates within the bed frame connecting part (120).

5. A bed post (100) according to any one of the claims 1 -3, wherein the bed frame connecting part (120) is a square part; wherein the bolt or screw hole (122) is positioned in a corned edge, and wherein the bed frame connecting part (120) further comprises one or more channels (123, 125) positioned on each side face of the bolt or screw hole (122); wherein the one or more channels (123, 125) run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part (120) and terminates within the bed frame

connecting part (120).

6. A bed post (100) according to any one of the claims 1 -5, wherein the bed rail connecting part (130) further comprises one or more channels on each side of the bolt or screw hole (132), which run transversely to the

longitudinal direction of the bed rail connecting part (130) and terminates within the bed rail connecting part (130).

7. A bed post (100) according to any one of the claims 1 -5, wherein the bed rail connecting part (130) is a square part; wherein the bolt or screw hole (132) is positioned in a corned edge, and wherein the bed rail connecting part (130) further comprises one or more channels positioned on each side face of the bolt or screw hole (132); wherein the one or more channels run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed rail connecting part (130) and terminates within the bed rail connecting part (130). 8. A loft bed comprising a bed post (100) according to any one of the claims 1 -7.

9. A bunk bed comprising a bed post (100) according to any one of the claims 1 -7.

Description:
Bed post for bunk and loft beds

Technical field of the invention

The present invention relates to bunk and loft beds.

Background of the invention

It is an object of the present invention to provide a bunk and/or loft bed system that is easy to produce, easy to assemble, and easily convertible between a loft bed and a bunk bed.

Summary of the invention

The inventor of the present invention has provided a bed post capable of being used in all four corners of the bunk and/or loft bed system. Hence, no left and right bed posts need to be produced, and no mistakes can be made during assembly. The bed post configuration is very suitable for packaging and transportation, and is very simple to assemble.

A first aspect of the present invention relates to a bed post for bunk and loft beds, the bed post comprising:

- a bottom part and/or a bed rail connecting part; and

- a bed frame connecting part;

wherein a) the bottom part or the bed rail connecting part, and b) the bed frame connecting part are connected in line by an elongate member adapted for being positioned partly within a channel of the bottom part or the bed rail connecting part, and partly within a channel of the bed frame connecting part;

wherein the elongate member comprises a first part and a second part; the first part comprising a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the first part, and a threaded channel, which runs parallel to the longitudinal direction of the first part; the second part comprising a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the second part, and a threaded shaft adapted to engage with the threaded channel of the first part;

wherein the bottom part of the bed post comprises a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bottom part, and terminates in the channel of the bottom part;

wherein the bed rail connecting part of the bed post comprises a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed rail connecting part, and terminates in the channel of the bed rail

connecting part;

wherein the bed frame connecting part of the bed post comprises a bolt or screw hole, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part and terminates in the channel of the bed frame connecting part.

As used herein, the term "bed pole" includes bed poles, which are cylindrical, square, triangular, and the like.

In one or more embodiments, an extension part is positioned between the bottom part and the bed frame connecting part. The extension part makes it possible to adjust the bunk or loft bed to any ceiling height of a bedroom.

In one or more embodiments, the elongate member further comprises one or more washers adapted for being positioned around the threaded shaft. The washers strengthen the connection between the first part and the second part if a gap is needed to adjust the distance between bolt or screw holes in the first part and the second part. This is often a problem when the temperature and humidity changes, as a wooden bed post contract/shrink and expands.

In one or more embodiments, the bed frame connecting part further comprises one or more channels on each side of the bolt or screw hole, which run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part and terminates within the bed frame connecting part. In one or more embodiments, the bed frame connecting part is a square part (part of a square post); wherein the bolt or screw hole is positioned in a corned edge, and wherein the bed frame connecting part further comprises one or more channels positioned on each side face of the bolt or screw hole; wherein the one or more channels run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part and terminates within the bed frame connecting part.

In one or more embodiments, the bed rail connecting part further comprises one or more channels on each side of the bolt or screw hole, which run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed rail connecting part and terminates within the bed rail connecting part.

In one or more embodiments, the bed rail connecting part is a square part; wherein the bolt or screw hole is positioned in a corned edge, and wherein the bed rail connecting part further comprises one or more channels positioned on each side face of the bolt or screw hole; wherein the one or more channels run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bed rail connecting part and terminates within the bed rail connecting part. A second aspect relates to a loft bed comprising a bed post in accordance with the present invention.

A third aspect relates to a bunk bed comprising a bed post in accordance with the present invention.

As used in the specification and the appended claims, the singular forms "a", "an", and "the" include plural referents unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Ranges may be expressed herein as from "about" or "approximately" one particular value and/or to "about" or "approximately" another particular value. When such a range is expressed, another embodiment includes from the one particular value and/or to the other particular value. Similarly, when values are expressed as approximations, by use of the antecedent "about", it will be understood that the particular value forms another embodiment. It should be noted that embodiments and features described in the context of one of the aspects of the present invention also apply to the other aspects of the invention.

Brief description of the figures

Figure 1 shows a prior art solution a loft bed;

Figure 2 shows a loft bed in accordance with various embodiments of the invention; Figure 3 shows a disassembled elongate member in accordance with various embodiments of the invention;

Figure 4 shows the marked section of the loft bed in Figure 2 as a view of the outer faces (left), and a view of the inner faces (right);

Figure 5 shows the bed frame connecting part and the bed rail connecting part partly disconnected;

Figure 6 shows an assembled elongate member in accordance with various embodiments of the invention; Figure 7 shows a bed rail connecting part in accordance with various embodiments of the invention, and stripped from the connecting bed rail panels; and Figure 8 shows a bed frame connecting part in accordance with various embodiments of the invention.

Detailed description of the invention

Figure 1 shows the prior art solution, where a loft bed comprises a bed frame 10, a bed rail 20, and four bed posts. Each bed post comprises a bottom part 1 10 and an upper part 120. The upper part 120 comprises bolt or screw holes 124, 126 adapted for receiving a bolt or screw for securing the bed frame 10 and the bed rail 20 to the upper part 120. The bolt or screw holes 124, 126 runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the upper part 120, and have an inlet on the outer faces of the upper part 120, and an outlet on the opposing surface side. The bottom part 1 10 and the upper part 120 are connected in line by an elongate member (not shown) adapted for being positioned partly within a channel of the bottom part 1 10, and partly within a channel of the upper part 120. The elongate member comprises a bolt or screw hole in each end, which run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the elongate member. The bottom part 1 10 and the upper part 120 of the bed post each comprise a bolt or screw hole 1 12, 122, which run transversely to the longitudinal direction of the bottom part 1 10 and upper part 120, respectively, and terminates in the channel. A screw or bolt is inserted into the screw or bolt holes 1 12 or 122, and further into the bolt or screw hole of the elongate member positioned within the channel, thereby securing the bottom part 1 10, the elongate member, and the upper part 120 to each other. This configuration results in left and right bed posts.

Figure 2 shows the solution of the present invention, where a loft bed comprises a bed frame 10, a bed rail 20, and four bed posts 100. Each bed post 100 comprises a bottom part 1 10, a bed rail connecting part 130, and a bed frame connecting part 120. The bottom part 1 10, the bed rail connecting part 130, and the bed frame connecting part 120 are connected in line by two elongate members (not shown). The first of the elongate members is adapted for being positioned partly within a channel (running parallel to the longitudinal direction of the bottom part 1 10) in the upper part of the bottom part 1 10 and partly within a channel (running parallel to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part 120) positioned in the lower part of the bed frame connecting part 120. The second of the elongate members is adapted for being positioned partly within a channel (running parallel to the longitudinal direction of the bed frame connecting part 120) in the upper part of bed frame connecting part 120 and partly within a channel (running parallel to the longitudinal direction of the bed rail connecting part 130) in the lower part of the bed rail connecting part 130.

Figure 3 shows a disassembled elongate member 140 comprising a first part 142 and a second part 146. The first part 142 comprises a bolt or screw hole 143, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the first part 142, and a threaded channel 144, which runs parallel to the longitudinal direction of the first part 142. The second part 146 comprises a bolt or screw hole 147, which runs transversely to the longitudinal direction of the second part 146, and a threaded shaft 148 adapted to engage with the threaded channel 144 of the first part 142. This configuration allows for adjusting the distance between bolt or screw holes 143, 147. Optional washers 149 adapted for being positioned around the threaded shaft 148 is also shown. The washers 149 strengthen the connection between the first part 142 and the second part 146 if a gap is needed to adjust the distance between bolt or screw holes 143, 147.

Figure 4 shows the marked section of the loft bed in Figure 2 as a view of the outer faces (left), and a view of the inner faces (right). As can be seen, no bolt or screw holes are present on the outer faces, which markedly increases the esthetic expression of the loft bed. Furthermore, all bed poles are identical, thereby avoiding production of left and right bed poles, and making it much easier to assemble the loft bed.

To fasten the elongate member to the bed post parts, bolts or screws are positioned through fastened through bolt or screw holes in the bed post parts and bolt or screw holes in the elongate member. In Figure 4, the bolt or screw holes 122, 132 are shown. They run transversely to the

longitudinal direction of the bed post part 120, 130, respectively, and terminate in the channel of the bed post part 120, 130, respectively.

In Figure 5, the bed frame connecting part 120 and the bed rail connecting part 130 are partly disconnected, thereby showing the first part 142 of the elongate member with a bolt or screw hole 143 that when the two bed post parts are completely assembled is aligned with the bolt or screw holes 132 of the bed rail connecting part 130.

Figure 6 shows an assembled elongate member 140 comprising a first part 142, a second part 146, and washers 149. Two different types of screws or bolts 150, 151 are inserted into the bolt or screw holes.

Figure 7 shows the bed rail connecting part 130 stripped from the

connecting bed rail panels, thereby revealing the fastening means 133 (elongate member with a bolt or screw hole), 134 (dowel). The fastening means 131 , 132 are positioned in channels that terminate within the bed rail connecting part 130. Corresponding channels 123, 125 are present in the bed frame connecting part 120, as shown in Figure 8. References

10 Bed frame

20 Bed rail

100 Bed post

1 10 Bottom part

1 12 Bolt or screw hole

120 Bed frame connecting part

122 Bolt or screw hole

123 Channel

124 Bolt or screw hole

125 Channel

126 Bolt or screw hole

130 Bed rail connecting part

132 Bolt or screw hole

133 Fastening means

134 Fastening means

140 Elongate member

142 First part

143 Bolt or screw hole

144 Threaded channel

146 Second part

147 Bolt or screw hole

148 Threaded shaft

149 Washer

150 Bolt or screw

151 Bolt or screw