TODAY’S PATENT- CONVERTIBLE BED
In today’s patent, we will discuss James R. Hull (Los Angeles, CA)’s invention, “CONVERTIBLE BED” (US4450597A), which was patented by the USPTO on May 29, 1984.
The following invention is generally provided which may take the form of a crib that can be converted into a youth bed when the child outgrows the crib. The assembly comprises essentially a plurality of elongated rectangular side and end rails and a number of rectangular rigid panels. In each unit, the rigid panels are positioned in diagonally displaced relationship at the corners of the bed at each side and at each end, and the rails extend between the panels. The panels are provided with a series of holes along each side edge, and the ends of the rails are provided with holes, so that the rails may be easily attached to the panels with appropriate screws. On the other hand, the side rails extend only to the inner edges of the side panels in the case of the youth bed, and the side panels contribute to the length of the bed, so that the overall length of the bed may be longer than the length of the crib.