Bed Times Magazine – 05/16
Mattress producer Boyd Specialty Sleep has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Easy Adjust manually adjustable bed base, first introduced at the Las Vegas Market in 2012.
The St. Louis-based company developed the unique, non-powered design to provide consumers with the benefits of adjustable comfort at a lower price than for electric versions, the company said in a press release. The patent number is 9,314,386,
“Our objective was to attract the 25- to 45-year-old market that wants a queen- or king-size bed that’s adjustable, but reasonably priced,” said Denny Boyd, president.
“This non-powered base, which allows for 15 settings at the head, ensures that a much broader pool of mattress shoppers can afford the many benefits offered by adjustable sleep.”
The all-steel Easy Adjust bed base holds up to 2,500 pounds and includes features to prevent finger-pinching and mattress slippage. The twin XL, queen or king (two attached twin XLs) models set up in minutes, involve few parts and require no tools.
According to Boyd, the base is the industry’s first such product that’s available in a “true king” size made possible with simple connectors on the panel grid under the mattresses. Independent adjustments by king sleepers also are possible when the two twin XL bases are not connected.
The design provides for the attachment of a headboard or footboard using an adapter kit, which enables the mattress to be raised or lowered without affecting the headboard.
“One of my goals is to impact the way many retailers market and sell adjustable beds, which is to price the mattress and base together,” Boyd said.
Boyd Specialty Sleep holds more than 30 patents for its innovations.