US Pat. No. 9,107,509

MATTRESS SUPPORTING SYSTEM WITH HEADBOARD ATTACHMENT

Zinus Inc., San Leandro,...

11. An apparatus comprising:
a bed frame assembly with a leg support that is pivotally connected to the bed frame assembly, wherein the bed frame assembly
has a side edge;

means for supporting a headboard, wherein the means is attached to the leg support and extends out from under a bed skirt
laterally past the side edge; and

an edge attachment to the bed frame assembly, wherein the edge attachment is attached to the side edge and is adapted to hold
the bed skirt taut around the bed frame assembly when the bed frame assembly is standing on the leg support.

US Pat. No. 9,492,017

COLLAPSIBLE, COMPACT MATTRESS SUPPORT

Zinus Inc., San Leandro,...

1. A foldable mattress support comprising:
a cross bar with an upper surface;
a first hinge that has a first plate and a second plate, wherein the first plate is perpendicular to the second plate, wherein
the first plate has a top that is coplanar with the upper surface, and wherein the second plate is fixedly attached to the
cross bar;

a first bar pivotally attached to the first plate, wherein the first bar pivots about a first axis over the top of the first
plate;

a second bar pivotally attached to the first plate, wherein the second bar pivots about a second axis over the to of the first
plate, wherein each of the first axis and the second axis is orthogonal to the first plate and passes through the first plate
at a separate fixed location; and

a clasp adapted to lock the first bar to the second bar such that the first bar is oriented parallel to the second bar and
perpendicular to the cross bar.

US Pat. No. 9,775,444

FOAM WITH GREEN TEA ADDITIVE FOR FOAM MATTRESSES, PILLOWS AND CUSHIONS

Zinus Inc., San Leandro,...

1. A mattress comprising:
a first layer of foam of a first type;
a second layer of foam of a second type disposed above the first layer, wherein the second type of foam contains visco-elastic
polyurethane foam and green tea, and wherein the second type of foam has a density of three pounds per cubic foot or greater
and an indentation load deflection of six or greater; and

a fabric covering around the mattress.

US Pat. No. 9,782,014

MATTRESS SUPPORTING SYSTEM WITH HEADBOARD ATTACHMENT

Zinus Inc., San Leandro,...

12. A method comprising:
unfolding a leg support that is pivotally connected to a bed frame assembly, wherein the bed frame assembly has an outer side
edge bar and a head side edge bar;

standing the bed frame assembly on the unfolded leg support;
attaching an edge attachment to both the outer side edge bar and the head side edge bar;
slipping a bed skirt down over the edge attachment such that the bed skirt is held taut around the bed frame assembly; and
attaching a headboard attachment to the leg support such that the headboard attachment extends out from under the bed skirt
laterally past the head side edge bar, wherein the headboard attachment is adapted to hold a headboard.

US Pat. No. 10,045,628

SNAP ASSEMBLY OF MATTRESS SUPPORTING SYSTEM

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A bed frame assembly comprising: a support leg with a first side, a second side, a first triangular slot and a second triangular slot, wherein the first triangular slot opens from the first side, wherein the second triangular slot opens from the second side, wherein a diagonal surface inside the first triangular slot forms an inside hypotenuse surface, and wherein the first side is perpendicular to the second side; a lateral bar with a first wedge insert that has a slanted outer surface and an open vertical side, wherein the slanted outer surface of the first wedge insert contacts the inside hypotenuse surface when the first wedge insert is lodged in the first triangular slot, wherein only friction between the slanted outer surface of the first wedge insert against the inside hypotenuse surface of the first triangular slot holds the first wedge insert in the first triangular slot without using any rotating fastener, and wherein the lateral bar is oriented perpendicular to the support leg while the first wedge insert is lodged in the first triangular slot; and a longitudinal bar with a second wedge insert, wherein the second wedge insert fits into the second triangular slot, and wherein the longitudinal bar is oriented perpendicular to the support leg while the second wedge insert is lodged in the second triangular slot.

US Pat. No. 10,080,441

MATTRESS SUPPORTING SYSTEM WITH CURVED-SLOT LOCKING MECHANISM FOR LEG SUPPORTS

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. An apparatus comprising:a bed frame assembly with parallel longitudinal bars and a cross bar, wherein opposite ends of the cross bar are attached to the longitudinal bars;
a leg support;
a slotted bracket attached to the cross bar, wherein the slotted bracket has a curved slot with an opening and an end; and
a diagonal strut with a first end pivotally attached to the leg support and a second end attached to a bolt, wherein the bolt passes through a conical washer, wherein the bolt slides through the opening and into the curved slot, and wherein a coned portion of the conical washer presses against the end of the curved slot.

US Pat. No. 10,362,879

BED FRAME ASSEMBLED BY SLIDING THE ENDS OF HOLLOW METAL BARS INTO NARROW SLOTS CUT INTO OTHER METAL BARS

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A mattress support comprising:a first hollow bar with a rectangular cross section, a first end and a first slot, wherein the first hollow bar is made from metal having a first thickness;
a second hollow bar with a rectangular cross section, wherein a second slot is disposed in two adjacent sides of the second hollow bar, wherein the second slot has a first width that is greater than the first thickness but less than twice the first thickness, wherein a third slot is disposed in the two adjacent sides of the second hollow bar, and wherein the first end of the first hollow bar is adapted to be inserted into the second slot; and
a third hollow bar with a rectangular cross section and a top end, wherein the third hollow bar is made from metal having a second thickness, wherein the third slot has a second width that is greater than the second thickness but less than twice the second thickness, and wherein the top end of the third hollow bar is adapted to be inserted into the first slot and the third slot.

US Pat. No. 10,201,764

GIANT CHILDREN'S FOAM BLOCKS MOLDED AROUND A RIGID INNER CORE

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A block for children comprising:an inner core of foam;
an outer layer of foam molded around the inner core, wherein the foam of the outer layer has a higher density than the foam of the inner core; and
a barrier skin that forms an outer surface of the block, wherein the barrier skin is integrally formed with the outer layer of foam.

US Pat. No. 10,182,660

BED FRAME ASSEMBLED BY SNAPPING WEDGE INSERTS INTO SLOTS

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A bed frame assembly comprising:a support leg with a first side, a second side, a first slot and a second slot, wherein the first side is perpendicular to the second side and meets the second side at an edge, wherein the first slot is disposed on the first side adjacent to the edge, and wherein the second slot is disposed on the second side adjacent to the edge;
a first wedge insert attached to a lateral bar, wherein the first wedge insert fits into the first slot, wherein the lateral bar is oriented perpendicular to the support leg while the first wedge insert is lodged in the first slot, wherein the first wedge insert is disposed between the edge and the lateral bar while the first wedge insert is lodged in the first slot, and wherein no portion of the first wedge insert is disposed below the lateral bar while the first wedge insert is lodged in the first slot; and
a second wedge insert attached to a longitudinal bar, wherein the second wedge insert fits into the second slot, wherein the longitudinal bar is oriented perpendicular to the support leg while the second wedge insert is lodged in the second slot, and wherein the second wedge insert is disposed between the edge and the longitudinal bar while the second wedge insert is lodged in the second slot.

US Pat. No. 10,362,860

FLAT PACK END TABLE AND COFFEE TABLE

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A table comprising:a first straight bar, wherein the first straight bar has a width A and a length B;
a second straight bar having the width A and the length B;
a first U-shaped bar having the width A and a distance C between ends of the first U-shaped bar, and wherein C equals A plus B;
a second U-shaped bar having the width A and the distance C between ends of the second U-shaped bar; and
a rectangular table top having shorter sides each with the length B and longer sides each with a length D, wherein D equals C plus two times A, wherein in an assembled state the ends of the first U-shaped bar are connected to opposite ends of one of the longer sides of the rectangular table top, and the ends of the second U-shaped bar are connected to opposite ends of the other of the longer sides of the rectangular table top, wherein in a compact state the rectangular table top is disposed between the ends of the first U-shaped bar, and one of the ends of the second U-shaped bar is disposed between the rectangular table top and one of the ends of the first U-shaped bar, and wherein the ends of the first U-shaped bar and the ends of the second U-shaped bar extend in opposite directions.

US Pat. No. 10,362,880

ASSEMBLABLE MATTRESS SUPPORT WHOSE COMPONENTS FIT INSIDE THE HEADBOARD

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. An apparatus comprising:a longitudinal bar having a total length, wherein the longitudinal bar comprises an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the upper portion has a first connector and the lower portion has a second connector; and
a headboard with a compartment and an attachment location for the first connector, wherein the attachment location for the first connector is disposed on the headboard outside the compartment, wherein the compartment has a maximum dimension that is shorter than the total length of the longitudinal bar, wherein the compartment accommodates the longitudinal bar, and wherein the first connector is configured to attach directly to the headboard when the upper portion of the longitudinal bar is outside the compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,390,626

ASSEMBLABLE MATTRESS SUPPORT WHOSE COMPONENTS FIT INSIDE THE HEADBOARD

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A mattress support comprising:a longitudinal bar with a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion has a first connector, and the second portion has a second connector, wherein the first portion and the second portion have a combined length;
a headboard with an attachment location for a third connector, an inner compartment and an outside, wherein the attachment location for the third connector is disposed outside the inner compartment, and wherein the first connector is configured to attach directly to the third connector on the outside of the headboard; and
a footboard with an attachment location for a fourth connector, wherein the second connector is configured to attach directly to the fourth connector, wherein the longitudinal bar and the footboard fit inside the inner compartment of the headboard, and wherein the inner compartment has an inner length that is shorter than the combined length of the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,390,627

BED FRAME ASSEMBLED BY SNAPPING WEDGE INSERTS INTO SLOTS

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A bed frame assembly comprising:a lateral bar;
a support leg with a rectangular cross section that has a first side, a second side and a slot, wherein the first side is perpendicular to the second side and meets the second side at an edge, wherein the lateral bar is attached to the support leg and extends perpendicular to the support leg from the second side, and wherein the slot is disposed on and extends from the first side; and
a wedge insert attached to a longitudinal bar, wherein the longitudinal bar has an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the wedge insert fits into the slot, wherein the longitudinal bar is oriented perpendicular to the support leg while the wedge insert is lodged in the slot, and wherein no portion of the slot is disposed below the lower surface or above the upper surface of the longitudinal bar while the wedge insert is lodged in the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,357,115

FOAM MATTRESS WITH SYMMETRICAL WAVY FOAM LAYERS

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A mattress comprising:an upper foam layer with a wavy lower side having a top upside-down hill; and
a lower foam layer with a wavy upper side, a center plane, a top and a bottom, wherein the wavy lower side of the upper foam layer is adjacent to the wavy upper side of the lower foam layer, wherein the lower foam layer has a top lateral valley, a middle lateral valley and a bottom lateral valley, wherein the top upside-down hill of the upper foam layer fits into and is adjacent to the top lateral valley of the lower foam layer, wherein the top lateral valley has a minimum located between twelve and eighteen inches from the top of the lower foam layer, wherein the bottom lateral valley has a minimum located within eighteen inches of the bottom of the lower foam layer, and wherein the center plane intersects the lower foam layer at a minimum of the middle lateral valley.

US Pat. No. 10,271,657

FOAM FURNITURE MOLDED AROUND A HOLLOW SHELL OF HARD PLASTIC

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

11. A method of making a cushioned seating article, comprising:forming a hollow shell of hard plastic using blow molding, wherein the hollow shell completely encloses a hollow cavity, wherein the hollow shell is airtight, and wherein the hollow shell has an outer surface;
placing the shell in a mold;
molding a layer of foam completely around the hollow shell such that the entire outer surface of the hollow shell is covered by the molded foam, wherein the molded foam has an indentation load deflection of twenty or less; and
placing a covering around the molded foam and the shell.