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Title:
BED
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/209701
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A bed (100) comprises an upper wall (101), a first side wall (102), a second side wall (103), a third side wall (104), a fourth side wall (105), and a load storage (106). The bed (100) is capable of being used as a stretcher, or a sled, or a bed.

Inventors:
TANGITVET, Vatana (3800 Pharam 4 Road, KlongtonKlongtoey, Bangkok, 10110, TH)
Application Number:
TH2016/000052
Publication Date:
December 07, 2017
Filing Date:
June 09, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
VANDAPAC CO., LTD. (700/135 Moo 5 Amata Nakorn, Klongtumru Muang Chonburi, Chonburi, 20000, TH)
International Classes:
A61G1/007; B62B13/00
Foreign References:
US5303438A1994-04-19
US20110185504A12011-08-04
CN202537794U2012-11-21
US6364324B12002-04-02
US20110025004A12011-02-03
US6604747B22003-08-12
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MONGKOLSIT, Chakrapat et al. (Domnern Somgiat & Boonma, Law Office Limited719 Si Phya Road, Bangkok, 10500, TH)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. A bed (100) comprising an upper wall (101), a first side wall (102), a second side wall

(103) , a third side wall (104), a fourth side wall (105), and a load storage (106),

characterized in that:

the upper wall (101) serves as an area for lying down comprising a head support portion

(107), grooves (108), grooves (109), sockets (111), and holes (1 11 A);

the head support portion (107) is a portion of the upper wall (101) raised up from the edge of the upper wall (101), wherein the head support portion (107) is located at either end portion of the upper wall (101);

the respective grooves ( 108) are extended across the upper wall (101) from one end to the other end of the upper wall (101);

the respective grooves (109) are extended across the upper wall (101) from one end to the other end of the upper wall (101);

at least one hole of the holes (110) is a through hole located in the grooves (108) and/or the grooves (109);

the respective sockets (111) are in the form of a dent depressed from the upper wall (101) and located in the head support portion (107), wherein each socket (111 A) has at least one hole ( 11 A);

the first side wall (102) comprises recesses (112), anti-slipping portions (113), handles (114), openings (115), and a weight-supporting base (102A), and the second side wall (103) comprises recesses (112), anti-slipping portions (113), handles (114), openings (115), and a weight-supporting base (103 A);

respectively, the first side wall (102), the second side wall (103), the third side wall

(104) , and the fourth side wall (105) are walls located on each side of the upper wall (101) such that the wall is extended down from and continuously connected to each edge of the upper wall; respectively, the first side wall (102) and the second side wall (103) have recesses (112), wherein the respective recesses are in the form of a recess indented in the first side wall (102) and the second side wall (103), and each recess (112) has a base (112A) and the anti-slipping portion (113) located on the base (112 A) of the recess (112);

the respective handles (114) are in the form of a gap in the first side wall (102) and the second side wall (103);

the respective openings (115) are in the form of at least two through channels located on the side of the first side wall (102) and the second side wall (103); the third side wall (104) comprises grooves (118), a weight-supporting base (104A), and an indentation (104B);

the fourth side wall (105) comprises a weight-supporting base (105A), an indentation (105B), and holes (105C), wherein the fourth side wall (105) is close to the head support portion (107), and at least one hole of the holes (105C) is located on the fourth side wall (105);

respectively, the first side wall (102), the second side wall (103), the third side wall (104), and the fourth side wall (105) are connected to each other via a connecting portion being in the form of a curved portion (116);

the first side wall (102), the second side wall (103), the third side wall (104), and the fourth side wall (105) have the weight-supporting bases (102A, 103A, 104A, and 105A) respectively located on the lower portion of each wall, wherein each weight-supporting base is connected to a base edge (117) and is in the form of a part of the side wall flared therefrom;

the base edge (117) is located next to the weight-supporting bases (102A, 103 A, 104A, and 105A) of the first side wall (102), the second side wall (103), the third side wall (104), and the fourth side wall (105) respectively; and

the load storage (106) is in the form of an object having an openable/closeable channel used for storing loads, wherein the load storage (106) is fastened to the underside of the upper wall (101) via the fastening members of the load storage (106) using fastening means such as treading and tying a rope (106A), and/or buttoning a lock button (106B), and/or fastening a hook-and-loop- type attachment patch (106C), and/or attaching by a two-faced glue tape (106D), and/or attaching by glue (106E).

Description:
TITLE

Bed

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

Engineering relating to a bed

BACKGROUND ART

A bed according to US Design Patent No D355,988S, entitled "Stackable/Nestable Bed" and US Patent No 5,303,438, entitled "Integral Polyethylene Rotation Molded Children's Cot" disclose the bed used as a temporary bed for supporting various emergency situations, for example, disaster relief centers need temporary beds necessary for a large number of victims.

However, the bed according to the inventions is limited in that the bed may only be used as a bed, it may not be used as a stretcher or a sled.

A bed according to Publication No WO 2011/067488A1, entitled "Support Module Made of Semi-Rigid Material, and Bed Formed from Said Module" discloses the bed made of paper for supporting various emergency situations. However, the invention is limited in that: the bed may be difficult to clean when it is wetted by water or other liquids, and it can be softened and rotten; and it may not be used as a stretcher or a sled.

A traditional toboggan and a sled according to US Patent No 6,364,324, entitled

"Snowmobile Sled" disclose the sled used for transporting a person from one place to another place on the snow-covered ground. However, the sled is limited in that: the sled does not have handles for the person to held on in order to prevent him/her from falling off the sleds; and the sled is not suitable for carrying loads, because it does not have portions for fastening the loads to the sled in order to prevent the loads from falling off the sled. In addition, the sled may not be used as a bed or a stretcher.

A stretcher according to US Application No US2002/0153680A1, entitled "Stowable Rescue Device for Patient Transport" is limited in that it may be used as a stretcher for a patient, such that the patient leans his/her back against a back support member, but it may not be used as a bed for the patient to lie prone thereon.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This present invention relates to a bed 100 comprising an upper wall 101, a first side wall 102, a second side wall 103, a third side wall 104, a fourth side wall 105, and a load storage 106.

The objective of this invention is to provide a bed capable of being used as: a sled for transporting a person or loads form one place to another place and having handles for preventing the person or the loads from falling; a durable temporary bed that is easily stored and cleaned; and a stretcher for transporting a person or loads.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Figure 1 shows a bed 100.

Figure 2 shows a top view of the bed 100.

Figure 3 shows an application of the bed 100 wherein a person lies on the top of the bed. Figure 4 shows a side view of the bed 100.

Figure 5 shows a fourth side wall 105 of the bed 100.

Figure 6 shows mounting methods of a load storage 106 to an underside of an upper wall

101 of the bed 100.

Figure 7 shows an application of the bed 100 as a sled for carrying various loads.

Figure 8 shows an application of the bed 100 as a stretcher.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Figures 1 to 6 show a bed 100 comprising an upper wall 101, a first side wall 102, a second side wall 103, a third side wall 104, a fourth side wall 105, and a load storage 106.

The upper wall 101 serves as an area for lying down including a head support portion 107, grooves 108, grooves 109, holes 110, sockets 111, and holes 111A.

The head support portion 107 is a portion of the upper wall 101 raised up from the edge of the upper wall 101, wherein the head support portion 107 is located at either end portion of the upper wall 101.

The grooves 108 are used for reinforcing and water- or liquid-draining from the upper wall 101, wherein the respective grooves 108 are extended across the upper wall 101 from one end to the other end of the upper wall 101 in a longitudinal direction or other directions such as a

ยท transversal direction.

The grooves 109 are used for reinforcing and water or liquid draining from the upper wall 101, wherein the respective grooves 109 are extended across the upper wall 101 from one end to the other end of the upper wall 101 in a transversal direction or other directions such as a longitudinal direction.

At least one hole of the holes 110 is a through hole located in the grooves 108 and/or the grooves 109 such that air may be ventilated and water may be drained from the upper wall 101. The respective sockets 1 1 1 are in the form of a dent depressed from the upper wall 101 and located in the head support portion 107, wherein each socket 1 11 has at least one hole 11 1 A used for fastening the load storage 106 to the upper wall 101.

The first side wall 102 includes recesses 1 12, anti-slipping portions 1 13, handles 1 14, openings 115, and a weight-supporting base 102 A. The second side wall 103 includes recesses 112, anti-slipping portions 113, handles 114, openings 115, and a weight-supporting base 103 A.

The respective recesses 1 12 are in the form of a recess indented in the first side wall 102 and the second side wall 103 used for reinforcing the bed 100, wherein each recess 112 has a base 112A and the anti-slipping portion 113 located on the base 112 A.

The respective handles 114 are in the form of a gap in the first side wall 102 and the second side wall 103 used as a handle for lifting and moving the bed 100.

The respective openings 115 are in the form of at least two through channels located on the side of the first side wall 102 and the second side wall 103.

The third side wall 104 includes grooves 118, a weight-supporting base 104 A, an indentation 104B, and holes 104C, wherein the grooves 1 18 and the indentation 104B are used for reinforcing the third side wall 104.

The fourth side wall 105 includes a weight-supporting base 105 A, an indentation 105B, and holes 105C, wherein the fourth side wall 105 is close to the head support portion 107, the indentation 105B are used for reinforcing the fourth side wall 105, and at least one hole of the holes 105C is a through hole located on the fourth side wall 105.

Respectively, the first side wall 102, the second side wall 103, the third side wall 104, and the fourth side wall 105 are connected to each other via a connecting portion being in the form of a curved portion 116 for preventing the bed 100 from collapsing.

Respectively, the first side wall 102, the second side wall 103, the third side wall 104, and the fourth side wall 105 are walls located on each side of the upper wall 101 such that the wall is extended down from and continuously connected to each edge of the upper wall.

Respectively, the first side wall 102 and the second side wall 103 are side walls extended along each of two sides of the upper wall 101, wherein the first side wall is located opposite to the second side wall. Respectively, the third side wall 104 and the fourth side wall 105 are side walls extended along each of the other two sides of the upper wall, wherein the third side wall is located opposite to the fourth side wall.

The first side wall 102, the second side wall 103; the third side wall 104, and the fourth side wall 105 have the weight-supporting bases 102A, 103 A, 104 A, and 105 A respectively located on the lower portion of each wall, wherein all weight-supporting bases are connected to a base edge 117.

The base edge 117 is located next to the weight-supporting bases 102A, 103 A, 104A, and 105Aof the first side wall 102, the second side wall 103, the third side wall 104, and the fourth side wall 105 respectively, wherein the base edge 117 serves as a part for transferring the weight from above to the ground 200. As the base edge cooperates with the anti-slipping portions 113, the bed 100 may be securely stood on the ground 200 without slipping easily. A material used for the anti-slipping portion 113 may be made of rubber or a synthetic rubber or a material with a high friction coefficient.

The load storage 106 is in the form of an object having an openable/closeable channel used for storing loads such as bags, boxes, or luggage. The load storage 106 has fastening members capable of being fastened to any positions on the underside of the upper wall 101. However, the optimal positions are located on the region beneath the head support portion 107, particularly the region beneath the positions having the sockets 111. The load storage 106 may be fastened to the underside of the upper wall 101 via the fastening members of the load storage 106 and the holes 111 A of the sockets 111 using fastening means, so that the load storage 106 may be easily and conveniently attached or detached to or from the underside of the upper wall 101, such as treading and tying a rope 106 A, and/or buttoning a lock button 106B, and/or fastening a hook- and-loop-type attachment patch 106C, and/or attaching by a two-faced glue tape 106D, and/or attaching by glue 106E in order to fasten the load storage 106 to the underside of the upper wall 101 as shown in Figure 6.

Fig. 7 shows an application of the bed 100 as a sled for transporting a person or loads, wherein the bed is turned over so that the upper wall 101 is on the bottom, and a rope 300 is threaded through a hole 105C and then tied up, so that the bed 100 may be towed by using the rope 300. Therefore, the bed may be used as a sled for carrying the person and/or loads on the ground 200 to the desired destination.

Fig. 8 shows an application of the bed 100 as a stretcher for carrying a person or loads form one place to another place, wherein the bed 100 is turned over so that the upper wall 101 is on the bottom, so that the underside of the upper wall is appeared to be a basin, and the person may lie prone or the loads may be put on the basin. Therefore, the bed may be used as an alternative for a stretcher or a field cradle in emergency situations by inserting a hand or a tool into the opening 115 in order to lift up the bed 100 used as a stretcher. In this case, the load storage 106 may also be used for inserting a pillow for a patient or a wounded person. A raw material used for forming the bed 100 is tough and hard plastic such as acrylonitrile butadiene-styrene (ABS), or polypropylene (PP), or polystyrene (PS), or polyethylene (PE), or dicyclopentadiene, etc., or a metal such as iron, or aluminium, or an alloy, etc.

The bed 100 formed from plastic may be formed by a vacuum thermo forming process, or an injection molding process, or a rotation molding process, or blow molding process, etc., whereas the bed formed from a metal may be formed by various processes such as forging, or welding, or molding, or bending, or folding.