Patent Number: 6,293,055

Title: Combined bed and shelter device

Abstract: A combined bed and shelter device is disclosed. The device is anchored through a plurality of parallel spaced joists to a base for protecting a user in the event of a natural disaster or the like. The device includes a housing defining an enclosure of generally rectangular configuration, the housing including a container having a floor defining a peripheral edge and a wall extending angularly relative to the peripheral edge. A lid is pivotally secured to the container and cooperates with the wall such that the container and the lid define therebetween the enclosure for occupancy by the user in the event of the disaster. A mattress is supported by the lid such that when the lid is disposed in a first location thereof, the mattress supported by the lid serves as the bed for the user thereof and when the lid is disposed in a second location thereof with the lid pivoted about the container, access to the enclosure is permitted so that protection of the user within the enclosure is afforded.

Inventors: Watson; Dale D. (Elgin, IL)


International Classification: A47C 19/22 (20060101); A47C 19/00 (20060101); E04H 9/14 (20060101); E04H 9/04 (20060101); E04H 9/06 (20060101); A47C 019/22 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018