Patent application title: Bedroom basement disaster and threat adaptable safe room
Larry Eugene Schilling (Anderson, MO, US)
IPC8 Class: AE04H916FI
109 1 S
Class name: Safes, bank protection, or a related device miscellaneous shelter (e.g., bomb)
Publication date: 2012-10-11
Patent application number: 20120255469
A Mattress support frame as a disaster and threat adaptable safe room. A
safe room that offers a variety of adaptable optional accessories giving
the consumer a wide choice of protection levels. In today's global, and
or nationally competitive job market a consumer must be able to pick up
and relocate their belongings to completely different geographical
locations on a moments notice possibly facing substantially different
risk factors. A safe room with the ability to "adapt" and protect you no
matter your location would actually be "safe" and very advantageous to
the worlds consumers. A disaster and threat adaptable safe room that is
designed to need no extra space if you already have enough space for a
mattress and frame, with no required property modifications making it
ideal to renters with lease restrictions, or who move frequently. A
disaster and threat adaptable safe room that is specifically designed to
be retail cardboard box package with retail outlet availability. A
disaster and threat adaptable safe room that has protected ventilation
openings, is literally bulletproof, strong enough withstand automobile
sized falling debris impact, and still is specifically designed that one
single person of average strength and ability can transport it in a
normal sized automobile, and install this level of indoor personal
protective security with no help and household tools, given the epidemic
number of single parent renters without protection these innovations are
demanded by the need. This current invention of an disaster and threat
adaptable safe room is designed to be as durable and element resistant as
current technology will allow and is intended, under the options and
circumstances that arise in disaster situation to provide people with at
least the options of temporary shelter and protection from; terroristic
threats, accidental industrial toxic fume release, domestic violence,
home invasion robberies, tornadoes, flash flooding, hurricane winds,
hurricane tidal surges, earthquakes, tsunamis, catastrophic building
collapse large or small flying or falling debris, residential structure
fires, deadly heat and smoke, and small arms bullets.
1. A Mattress support frame as an Disaster And Threat Adaptable (DATA)
safe room for indoor use only capable of adapting to different
geographically determined natural disaster risks and/or domestic threats
through replacement of or addition to parts and/or members with optional
advanced protection level accessory parts or members. A disaster and
threat adaptable safe room that is a low profile six sided rectangular
enclosure mimicking mattress sizes to temporarily protect human life
during natural disasters and domestic threats including; terroristic
threats, accidental industrial toxic fume release, domestic violence,
home invasion robberies, tornadoes, hurricane winds, hurricane tidal
surges, earthquakes, tsunamis, catastrophic building collapse, large or
small flying or falling debris, residential structure fires, deadly
smoke, small arms bullets, and flash flooding. Comprises: seven primary
threat adaptable unit body panels as top, bottom, side end, side end,
side back, side front, and entry door; also, an threat adaptable
multi-member interior tubular support cage; also threat adaptable
multi-member exterior angled linear panel edge and seam encasement frame;
also, comprising of; optional accessories that include a bulletproof
fabric layer for each size disaster and threat adaptable panel, a fire
and heatproof fabric layer for each size disaster and threat adaptable
panel, a collective group of optional accessory parts panels and seals
for liquid and vapor protection, additional members and/or more durable
advanced metals for interior cage, and/or exterior frame members.
2. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 wherein the tubular interior cage members, unit body panels, and exterior linear edge and corner seam protective frame members cooperate by bolting the three together along all linear edges to create a "sandwiching" effect on the unit body panels.
3. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 wherein each part has been intentionally and specifically designed to be arranged to conform into typical retail style cardboard box packaging for increased availability to the public.
4. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 wherein each part, piece, member, or panel have been specifically designed so that no part thereof may be too heavy or large for easy handling that one person of average strength and ability may be able to purchase, transport the entire unit in a typical automobile, unpack and assemble using normal household tools, disassemble and repack with same said tools, move the safe room to a new geographic disaster risk zone, and retrofit said safe room with advanced level protection accessories and adapt to their newly determined rick factors.
5. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 wherein the unit is self contained and complete when assembled and requires no property modifications thereby, allowing renters with leases that forbid any property modifications available options for self protection.
6. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 further including an interior grille/screen covering over any and all ventilation openings through panels and an exterior protective hood that is secured through hood, panel, and grille/screen to stop debris from freely entering safe room.
7. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 further including a securely bolted permanently and structurally affixed emergency power supply with surge protection and small appliance operating and/or charging outlets.
8. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 further including a securely mounted emergency weather and alert radio with (EAS) or (SAME) automatic alerts to dangerous conditions specific to your area, said radio having the automatic ability to sound an loud alarm when a dangerous warning is issued for your specific area.
9. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 wherein all watertight and vapor-proof accessories have been fitted and the entry door and ventilation closure panels are closed and latched the safe room is thereby adapted to flood-proof, smoke-proof, and toxic fume proof protection levels.
10. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 wherein any adaptable panel is fitted or retrofitted with at least one layer of an optional accessory bulletproof fabric the safe room is adapted to a new protection level and has become small arms bullet proof.
11. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 wherein any adaptable panel is fitted or retrofitted with at least one layer of an optional accessory fireproof-heat barrier fabric the safe room is adapted to a new protection level and has created a heat barrier between the outside temperatures and the inside temperatures of the safe room.
12. The disaster and threat adaptable safe room as in claim 1 further including; accessory parts or pieces, or groups of said accessory parts or pieces individually retail size packaged and offered separately or fitted in part or in whole with original complete safe room. thereby, offering the consumer choices from minimum to maximum level protection at original purchase or giving the consumer to choices to adapt to the dictated conditions or start minimum and accessorize to greater levels of protection as their personal economics, geographic location, increased risk factor or time allow. The worlds consumers want affordability and versatility in every product.
 This present invention generally relates to prior art in the field of construction of storm shelters or seismic activity shelters more commonly known as safe room construction. In particular this present safe room invention is relocateable and for indoor use only.
 The typical homes for people are usually site built wood framed homes, manufactured homes, apartments, or even recreational vehicles. These types of structures are built to withstand moderate to severe weather related conditions, and/or seismic activity. However, EF-5 tornadoes category 5 hurricanes and massive earthquakes pay no respect to our residential structural building standards and can completely destroy homes in seconds endangering the people who may be located inside those structures. Tornadoes verified to sustain wind speeds of above 300 mph can lift and toss automobiles as if they were toys. Indoor use shelters, considered by the inventor as, prior art in this particular field tends to focus on protection from wind speed and small flying debris but fail to address greater hazards such as; large flying debris. Recent studies have indicated that although nighttime tornadoes are less common than daytime tornadoes they pose a very disproportionate risk to human life. Only about 25% of tornadoes happen at night but nighttime tornadoes are responsible for almost 50% of U.S. tornado deaths. Significant risk factors to this disproportionate death include; during nighttime tornadoes people are more likely to be in their beds sleeping and are more likely to be in residential structures that are more susceptible to severe damage or total destruction. According to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. "Tornado Safety" a person in danger of a tornado should "know where to take shelter in a matter of seconds", and "turn on" a "weather radio and stay alert for warnings." (cit. 1 npl) Also, FEMA states; "If you are under a tornado WARNING, seek shelter immediately!" in a "safe room". (cit. 2 npl) As such; there is an absolute need for adequate, easily available, and affordable shelter that allows a person to actually follow the advice of emergency managers, immediately!
 Earthquakes are another threat to property and human life. According to the National Earthquake Information Center, an estimated 750,000 people have died earthquake related deaths since the year 2000 (cit. 3 npl). Recently massive earthquakes have occurred; Japan, 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake, Chile, 2010 8.8 magnitude earthquake, Haiti, 2010 nearly 230,000 people died in a single earthquake. Experts agree that the western U.S. is particularly vulnerable to catastrophic earthquakes amidst massive populations from San Diego, Calif. to Seattle, Wash. Also, scattered widely from San Diego, Calif. to Seattle, Wash. are millions of American renters in substandard buildings most of which are multi-story such as; the notorious "soft-story" apartments that are particularly vulnerable to collapse. FEMA states; "What to Do During an Earthquake"; "Minimize your movements to a few steps", "DROP to the ground; take COVER" under a sturdy "table" (cit.4 npl). With so many Americans at risk to catastrophic building collapse and only a sturdy table to rely on its time the American consumer had some options in a safe room. Thus, there is an absolute need for a lightweight crush cage reinforced safe room that specifically designed for renters with limited space, leases that forbid property changes, and challenging protection needs. This present invention is designed to meet those needs and more.
 Hurricanes are another formidable natural disaster that can cause widespread devastation and loss of life. Unlike tornadoes and earthquakes hurricanes are slow moving and quite predictable. In 1935 the infamous Labor Day Hurricane sustained wind speeds over 200 mph. Wind speed, causing flying debris, is the primary threat to human life during these events however problems associated with flying debris is no new concept and is addressed sufficiently with tornado protection. Although hurricanes are slow moving and predictable, people still either cannot or will not evacuate to a safe location. Recently Hurricane Katrina taught us that a 25 foot high storm tidal surge to the U.S. Gulf Coast is perhaps the most serious threat to human life that remains in the path of these furious storms. This present invention addresses the need for temporary emergency flood protection. FEMA advises to evacuate a hurricane impact area if directed by authorities and; "If you are unable to evacuate, go to your safe room.", and listen to a weather radio (cit. 5 npl). If you are in your "safe room" during a hurricane and exposed to a massive tidal surge, and your safe room offers no emergency flood protection. You may not be safe.
 Flooding is the most common type of disaster worldwide and accounts for approximately 40% of all natural disasters and yet safe rooms fail to address this. Deadly flooding develops from various conditions, and although the only true safety a person can have from flooding is to have enough advanced notice and move to higher ground. "Flash" flooding, by simple definition, can occur without warning; it can occur during severe thunderstorms under tornado warnings where people might be in a safe room. Tsunamis can be deadly flooding events that can follow powerful earthquakes and pose a serious risk to human life in coastal regions, such as the very populated western U.S. coastline, that may have already been devastated by the earthquake wherein people might be trapped in a safe room under debris. Therefore, it would be very advantageous for a safe room that offered the consumer an option that could allow them to stop the influx of water in an life or death emergency. Although oxygen would be in limited supply, if certain death was the only other option, even seconds could make the difference. Also a person could securely affix a medical oxygen, or even SCUBA equipment tank for additional supply inside the safe room depending on their individual risk and/or economic factors.
 According to the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness; "Each year, fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined.", and at least 80% of all those deaths occur in residential structure fires (cit. 6 npl). With all of these deaths, and the statistical facts that residential structural fires are commonplace following earthquakes and tornadoes; this field of invention has widely ignored this need and left the consumer with little choice if he is a renter, in particular, as retrofitting your home with sprinklers is the accepted defense. The fact remains thousands of Americans are being trapped and killed by fire in their residences every year. Therefore, it would be very advantageous for a person to have even temporary heat barrier in a safe room wherein they could choose to stop the influx of deadly heat and smoke by closing the ventilation doors. Although, again this would limit your oxygen supply, if certain death is the only option it's pretty much a no brainer. According to the U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Data Center states; "Regardless of region, season, or time of day, structure fire response times are generally less than 5 minutes (cit. 7 npl). Five minutes of protection should be obtainable if not expected in a "safe room."
 Briefly; other domestic threats exist such as; violent crime. Violent crime such as home invasion robberies are often deadly as it typically targets the person as well as the property. Most of these types of crimes happen late at night hoping to catch people asleep in bed. Thus, it would be very advantageous for a "safe room" to be bulletproof.
 U.S. Pat. No. 6,308,466 to Robert J. Moriarty; Moriarty does describe his invention as being able to be anchored or not, lightweight, indoor use, complete enclosure, easy to assemble or disassemble, and suitable for use in very limited living spaces. These are accurate statements describing Moriartys' safe room and obviously similar to aspects and applications of this present invention however, described below are a variety of vulnerabilities and specific limitations to conditions likely to occur that can endanger instead of protect a potential occupant of Moriartys "safe" room. Moriarty describes that "unnotched" polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable (clmn2; 25-26) also, that his shelter is "impenetrable by sharp objects" (clmn2; 29-30) also described by Moriarty are "air holes", or "peep holes" as being completely through the panels and door panel (clmn4; 29,3038,39) as can clearly be seen in FIG. 1 as what appear a perforated rectangular zone/shape created by a series of these air holes, or peep holes. First; the perforation lines of holes compromise the structural integrity of the panel causing it to lose it's virtually unbreakable characteristics, and secondly the hole themselves virtually eliminate the purpose of the panels ability to be impenetrable to sharp objects as they, being open air holes, or open peep holes could allow small sharp objects to freely enter the "safe room". Furthermore, Moriarty describes his safe room has "high heat deflection" (clmn4; 16). According to the Oklahoma State Department of health, injury prevention service article "Hot Facts about House Fires"; a residential house fire can reach over 1100 degrees in only 3.5 minutes (cit.8 npl). I am not sure exactly what Moriarty meant by "high heat" but, according to the MSDS sheet for Polycarbonate Thermoplastic Polymer Sheet (cit.9; npl) the melting point is 428 degrees f. The first reference to a hazard on the same said MSDS sheet under the 2. Hazards Identification Emergency Overview states; CAUTION! Melted product is flammable and produces intense heat and dense smoke during burning. A 428 degree melting point is considerably lower than that of a typical structural fire often common following tornadoes and earthquakes. Therefore, there is an absolute need for an versatile interior use safe room that can withstand temperatures above 450 degrees without asphyxiating its potential occupants with dense toxic smoke before melting around them, and or allowing them to be struck with debris through unprotected ventilation openings.
 U.S. Pat. No. 6,298,503 to Ching-Lung Hsu describes an bed assembly that is also an earthquake protective shelter. As this assembly is unrelated to wind and storm protection, and is a large heavy and difficult to move item they are largely unrelated. However, a basic mattress support surface design, earthquake protection, and an emergency electrical power source being common aspects for similar application are worthy of a discussion. Disassociative properties from this present invention as a mattress support design; Hsu describes an shelter as an integral part of large furniture with transverse steel plates, a traditional headboard and footboard, and even attached cabinets. Hsu design features defeat objectives of this current invention as such; the wooden parts would burn, it is not described as easy to move or assemble, and appears too large for the average consumer space saving needs. Disassociative properties from this present invention as earthquake protection; Hsu describes transverse and longitudinal steel plates. This present invention describes an interior tubular support cage (similar in design and intent to an automobile roll-cage) surrounded by layered panels and encased with an exterior linear edge frame. Only the term earthquake protection unite these two protective structures. Disassociative properties from this present invention from emergency power supply; Hsu describes emergency power supply as being "disposed" (clmn2; 65) in the shelter and FIG. 1 clearly shows the device as a stand alone lose object with no cooperation to another part or member to secure the device. These stand alone emergency power devices are primarily large storage batteries and even small compact units can weigh as much as 60 lbs. During the intense shaking of an extremely violent earthquake an item such as this heavy battery could begin bouncing around inside the "safe room" and cause an unsafe condition of its own that could seriously injure or cause death to a potential occupant. This current invention overcomes this serious disadvantage by permanently affixing the emergency power supply to the inside of the structure.
 U.S. Pat. No. 6,334,278 to Floyd C. Arnold. Arnold describes a shelter that is a panel and frame type of construction that is in rudimentary form similar with the present invention. However, Arnold has a common thread of resounding theme to his application that is a particular and inherent quality by design of this current invention and is worthy careful scrutiny as it appears Arnold, with choice words, is attempting to confine the easily assembled and relocateable concept within the scope of his patent. If, such choice words are true it warrants the attempt. Arnold states in the Abstract; "The entire structure can be easily assembled and disassembled with ease." Arnold states in the field paragraph that his invention is "able to be disassembled and relocated to different locations with ease." (clmn1; 5) Arnold states at the beginning of all twelve of his objectives that his objective is; "to provide an easily assembled and relocateable shelter" Arnold states his fifth objective is "to provide an easily assembled and relocateable shelter" that "can be packaged for low-bulk" and "convenient transport." (clmn2; 30,31) Arnold states his sixth objective is; "to provide an easily assembled and relocateable shelter" that, "can be assembled by inexperienced persons." (clmn2; 33-35) Arnold further states; during the description of the preferred embodiment, that "The cement slab 10 can be transported to a new site for reuse." (clmn6; 33,34) What Arnold fails to disclose is that his inventions member 10 (FIG. 1), the cement that he suggests you could easily transport would weigh in excess of 12,000 lbs. Another problem Arnold failed to mention is weight; part 40 weighs over 532 lbs alone, and the combined weight of Arnolds "easily" assembled, disassembled, low-bulk, conveniently transported, and relocateable by inexperienced people shelter as described in the preferred embodiment would weigh approximately 15,000 lbs. Another problem associated with Arnolds shelter is; exposed panel edges that could be dislodged with repeated or heavy impact. Another problem associated with Arnolds shelter is; it has no bottom panel. If struck with enough impact and knocked off its epoxy, or concrete set anchors it could expose potential occupants to flying debris and other deadly elements. Another problem associated with Arnolds shelter is the unprotected ventilation openings that could allow small deadly flying debris freely into the "safe room." Another problem associated with Arnolds shelter is; there is little or no application for renters given the weight and necessary property modifications. With current statistical data suggesting 100,000,000 Americans are renting we must adjust to the changing needs of the consumer. Also, America has an increasing number of single parent households many of which are renters that have little or any help when they need it. This present invention the (D.A.T.A.) Bedroom Basement safe room was designed with single person assembly and the renter as a forethought, thereby; the heaviest single part as described in the preferred embodiment form of the present invention is only 56 lbs and requires no property modifications.
 None of the prior art in this field describe an interior tubular crush support cage (similar to that of a roll cage in an automobile) that is adaptable to different protection levels with the addition of, or replacement of accessory frame members.
 None of the prior art in this field describes an exterior linear edge frame that covers and protects exterior panel edges and corner seams from impact and possible panel dislocation.
 None of the prior art in this field describes an interior tubular support cage that works in cooperation with an exterior angle frame to "sandwich" the primary panels of the safe room body; thereby, creating an unparalleled support network for maintaining panel integrity.
 None of the prior art in this field describe grille, or screen and hood protected ventilation openings to prevent dangerous debris from entering the said prior art.
 None of the prior art in this field describe an automatic emergency alert system radio securely affixed in the unit that will automatically sound an alarm to wake you if a warning is issued in your specific area and keep you aware of changing conditions.
 None of the prior art in this field describes a securely and structurally affixed emergency power supply to the interior of a safe room.
 None of the prior art in this field describe the ability, or possess the ability to adapt to different geologically determined disaster risks, or domestic threats should the owner move to a completely different risk zone.
 None of the prior art in this field describe optional accessories that can be fitted originally, or purchased and retrofitted after the original purchase, to increase your level of protection against a variety of serious threats.
 None of the prior art in this field describe the ability to be bulletproof, or the adaptability to become small arms bulletproof for protection against violent crimes such as home invasions.
 None of the prior art in this field describe an permanent or optional accessory heat barrier shield, or any form of protection from fire.
 None of the prior art in this field describes or possesses the ability to be broken down and packaged into retail sized and retail style cardboard packaging, or the specific intent to retail box package for retail outlet sales such as; a national home improvement chain or furniture store.
 None of the prior art in this field describes the ability to be fitted or retrofitted with special accessory seals and doors whereby the occupant of the safe room (in life or certain death situations) has the ability to close specially sealed doors over the ventilation openings to prevent the influx of life threatening elements such as; water, smoke, heat, or toxic fumes.
 The inventor present believes he has sufficiently identified the problems and limitations associated with the known prior art in this field, and sufficiently described how this present invention overcomes those problems and limitations.
SUMMARY OF INVENTION
 An indoor use safe room that is adaptable to different geographically determined natural disaster risks, and or domestic violence threats through the original fitting or later retrofitting of specific accessories. Also, specifically targeted risk accessories of heat shield fabrics, and bulletproof fabrics are extremely lightweight and thin, the consumer could easily purchase several layers of each fabric if they wished and make a virtually indestructible and lightweight safe room. Also, flood risk accessories that given their properties offer smoke, heat, and toxic fume protection by the choice of the occupant during inescapable certain death situations. This current safe room is specifically designed to fit into retail size boxes for retail outlet sales, and to be able to be moved, installed, or assembled by one person with average abilities and with average household tools.
 The first object of the present invention is to offer a new kind of customizable safe room with accessories that can be sold separately or together at the retail outlet market offering the consumer choices of protection level that may be dictated by a consumers economic position or geographically determined risk factors.
 The second object of the present invention is to create a safe room that breaks down and fits into retail size and style cardboard packaging with any optional accessories available in separate and similar packaging.
 The third objective of this present invention is to use an square tube inside frame surrounded by the body panels surrounded again with a mimicking angled exterior frame that covered all linear panel edges. Thereby, creating a unique "sandwiched" panel design for maintaining panel integrity during severe conditions.
 The fourth object of this present invention to cover and protect all ventilation openings from debris entry into the safe room itself with a grille/screen over the ventilation opening through the panel and a protective hood bolted over the grille/screen in case of repeated impact.
 The fifth object of the present invention is to have an emergency power supply securely and permanently attached inside the safe room especially needed to charge vital communication and locating electronics like cell phone and lap top computers.
 The sixth objective of the present invention is to have an emergency weather radio such as; EAS or SAME technology having automatic alarms at your bed that could immediately wake and alert you when a warning is issued specifically for your area.
 The seventh objective of this present invention is to offer technologically advanced fabrics as accessory layers to the main panels that can be added to increase performance such as; an ultra lightweight fireproof heat shield fabric that can withstand 2000 degree temperatures, or a thin lightweight UD bulletproof fabric. This is the adaptable panel concept.
 The eighth objective of this present invention is to offer a collective group of seals and interior ventilation closure sealed panels that; allow the occupant a choice to seal off ventilation openings in order to stop the influx of deadly elements; and if said accessories are fitted or retrofitted a structurally secure mounting point will be present for a consumer to easily securely affix a medical oxygen or SCUBA style oxygen support system.
 This present invention clearly exposes and overcomes many limitations and disadvantages of prior art in this field using innovative thinking with new technology to bring life saving changes to this growing field.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS
 The present invention may be understood by the description following the figure reference number used in cooperation with the corresponding figure reference number located on the appropriate accompanying drawing.
 FIG. 1 Illustrates a perspective view with the practical intended application of the front side of the disaster and threat adaptable safe room of the present invention;
 FIG. 2 Illustrates an exploded view of the comfort mattress in cooperation with the lower frame members and the bottom panel;
 FIG. 3 Illustrates the structural assembly relationship between the exterior horizontal linear frame members the top and bottom panels and their encasing roof and floor surrounding the interior tubular support cage;
 FIG. 4 Illustrates the structural relationship between a front side panel the vertical and horizontal exterior linear frame members and top and bottom panel and the typical assembly pathway.
 FIG. 5 Illustrates an exploded view of the door panel frame and hardware securing pathway to the structural panel;
 FIG. 5A Illustrates an assembled view of a basic door handle and door lockpin assembly guides;
 FIG. 6 Illustrates both side end panels and their structural relationship and assembly pathway in cooperation with top and bottom panels and exterior linear edge frame members. Also, ventilation protective screens, and also optional watertight/vaportight accessories emergency ventilation closure panel doors (depicted in the open position).
 FIG. 7 Illustrates an exploded view of an exterior side of an end side panel ventilation openings through the panels and the intended assembly pathway for structural mounting of a ventilation protection hood.
 FIG. 7a Illustrates an exploded view of an interior side end panel and assembly pathway to securely and structurally mount an emergency power source.
 FIG. 8 Illustrates an exploded view of a side back panel, its intended assembly pathway and structural cooperation with top and bottom panels as well as the cooperation with external linear edge frame members. Also, a securely and permanently affixed automatic emergency alert radio being on the inside of the panel.
 FIG. 9 Illustrates a collective group of accessories that, if fitted or retrofitted give the occupant of the safe room the option to close the ventilation seal doors thereby, the safe room becomes waterproof and smoke/vapor proof.
 FIG. 10 is a cross sectional top view of a typical corner bolting assembly highlighting the water/vapor seal in relation to the exterior linear edge frame member and the panel surface, also the "sandwiching" design of a 4-ply panel in relation to the interior support cage and the exterior linear edge frame.
 FIG. 11 Illustrates an exploded view of a 2-ply disaster and threat adaptable panel inner and outer metal layers.
 FIG. 12 Illustrates an exploded view of a 3-ply panel with one layer of optional accessory bulletproof fabric.
 FIG. 12a Illustrates an exploded view of a 3-ply panel with one layer of optional accessory extreme heat barrier fabric.
 FIG. 12b Illustrates an exploded view of a 4-ply panel with one layer of optional accessory bulletproof fabric protected by one layer of optional extreme heat barrier fabric.
DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS
 Before a description of embodiments is given in detail it is to be understood that this present invention is not limited in its application to the details of the arrangement shown as this present invention is capable of other embodiments. Also the purpose of the description, in conjunction with the drawings, is to convey such clear understanding of the invention that anyone skilled in the art could make it, and not to imply any limitations.
 The present invention is intended in other embodiments such as; various exterior dimensions that mimic different mattress sizes.
 Another intended embodiment; is for portions of the embodiments described below to themselves be adaptable to greater levels of protection through advanced technology accessories such as; the panels of the unit are created in a layered design as to add more layers for more protection from certain risk factors, also the interior crush support cage is intended to be adaptable from minimal debris impact strength to a support cage able to withstand a catastrophic multi-story building collapse. Another intended adaptation ability is for the safe room to have the optional accessories available that give the potential occupant the ability, from inside the safe room, to determine to intentionally seal closed all ventilation openings in a life or death emergency involving in influx of a deadly element.
 FIG. 1 Illustrates a sectional view with an practical application perspective for the present disaster and threat adaptable safe room 144 which includes; a door panel 1c approximately 14'' wide×72'' long supported by hinges 4 having a handle operating assembly 9 an exterior handle 8 for opening and closing the unit with multiple door lockpins 7 in cooperation with lockpin receivers 10 that is structurally mounted inside the panel 2c approximately 18'' wide×80'' long. Also said panel 2c is encased and surrounded by vertical and horizontal exterior linear edge frame members 6,3 as 1/4'' thick angle metal approximately 18'' vertical×80'' horizontal overall lengths.
 FIG. 2 Illustrates an exploded view of the bottom panel 13c having cooperation with exterior horizontal side and end exterior linear edge frame members 3,12 whose horizontal edge goes underneath and between the outside of bottom panel 13c and a floor or support surface. Also illustrated is cooperation of the comfort mattress 11 and vertical side of exterior linear edge frame members 3,12.
 FIG. 3 Illustrates an exploded view of the structural cooperation and assembly pathway between the top and bottom panels 14c,13c the exterior horizontal linear edge frame members 12, 3 whose bolt assembly holes 15 are in cooperating alignment with corresponding panel surface and in cooperating alignment with corresponding interior tubular cage members such as; 16, 17 as 1/4'' thick carbon steel and also cooperation at corners with assembly bolt holes 15 for corner support bracket 21.
 FIG. 4 Illustrates an exploded view of the structural cooperation and assembly pathway of a front side panel 2c also in cooperation with exterior vertical linear edge frame member 6 as 1/4'' thick×2'' wide angle metal of which; the inside or interior side overlaps and covers with flat surface to surface contact the exterior vertical linear edge of panel 2c said exterior frame member 6 is then itself overlapped on both the top and bottom ends by approximately 2'' by the vertical edge up or down created by the assembly of the exterior horizontal frame members 3, 12 due to their surface orientation to the top and bottom panels.
 FIG. 5 Illustrates an exploded view of the entry door panel frame 23 as 1/4'' thick×1''×1'' tubular metal and its cooperative relationship with door hinges 4 lockpin access holes through frame 24 lockpin receiving member 10 and structural cooperation and assembly pathway to front side panel 2c.
 FIG. 5A Illustrates a sectional view of the interior side of the entry door panel 1c having interior door handle 8 door lockpin 7 door handle assembly hardware 9 for door operation. Entry door panel 1c in conjunction with and having been assembled to entry door panel frame 23 FIG. 5 comprises the entry door of the safe room.
 FIG. 6 Illustrates an exploded view of the structural cooperation and assembly pathway between top panel 14c bottom panel 13c upper and lower horizontal exterior linear edge frame members 12, 3 vertical exterior linear edge frame member 6 and the side end panels 26c, 27c. FIG. 6 also depicts attached equipment securely mounted to structural member panel 27c as low wattage LED emergency dome light 30 securely attached emergency power supply 29 small appliance outlet 31 ventilation opening protective grille/screen 28. FIG. 6 also depicts optional accessory equipment such as; watertight smoke-proof accessory adaptable panel door 36 door hinge 33 door seal 34 door latch member 35 door latch member receiver 32.
 FIG. 7 Illustrates an exploded view of the ventilation opening debris protective hood 5 as 1/4'' thick carbon steel and its assembly pathway in cooperation with the exterior side of side end panel 27c the assembly pathway is intended that a bolt from the outside as bolt 22 would pass through the structural side end panel and proceeding through the frame of the ventilation opening protective grille/screen 28 FIG. 6
 FIG. 7a Illustrates an exploded view of the secure assembly pathway of the emergency power source 29 to secure mounting points 39 on the structural side end panel 27c
 FIG. 8 Illustrates an exploded view of the structural cooperation and assembly pathway between the top and bottom panels 14c, 13c and the back side panel 42c as approximately 18'' wide and 80'' long also in cooperation with exterior vertical linear edge frame member 6 as 1/4'' thick×2'' wide angle metal of which; the inside or interior side overlaps and covers with flat surface to surface contact the exterior vertical linear edge of panel 42c said exterior frame member 6 is then itself overlapped on both the top and bottom ends by approximately 2'' by the vertical edge up or down created by the assembly of the exterior horizontal frame members 3, 12 due to their surface orientation to the top and bottom panels. FIG. 8 further illustrates a securely affixed automatic emergency alert radio 41.
 FIG. 9 Illustrates a perspective view of a collective group of optional accessories that all work in conjunction to form watertight and smoke-proof level of protection if, the consumer chooses the accessories, and the occupant chooses to close the watertight ventilation closure panels 36. Heat and or waterproof gasket material as gaskets 43, 44, 45 is pre cut at lengths appropriate in length to that of each inner surface of any vertical or horizontal linear edge frame member 12, 6, 3, excluding the length of overlap and then applied between the appropriate length exterior linear edge frame member and its entire surface to surface contact zone with the unit panels. The entry door gasket 46 is attached to the inner surface of the entry door panel 1c after this gasket 46 attachment, each time the main door is closed and latched it is sealed.
 FIG. 10 Illustrates a cross sectional top view of a typical corner bolting highlighting the "sandwiching" of the body panels 42c, 27c between the interior 17, 16 and exterior 6 cage and frame members.
 FIG. 11 Illustrates an exploded view of an 2-ply disaster and threat adaptable basic side panel 42 as a two matching metal panel set that can be separated and accessory protection level panels of technologically advanced fabrics or other protection layers may be introduced between them. thereby, being adaptable to different disaster and threat risks.
 FIG. 12 Illustrates an exploded view of a 3-ply advanced protection panel 42a that has fitted with an advanced protection fabric accessory 49 as an lightweight bulletproof fabric. Thereby, the panel has adapted to a new protection level through an accessory the panel is now small arms bulletproof. Additional bulletproof or other advanced panel protective layer(s) could be added at the consumers choice to improve performance.
 FIG. 12a Illustrates an exploded view of an 3-ply advanced protection panel 42b wherein an extremely lightweight fire and heat resistant fabric accessory 50 has been fitted for heat barrier protection.
 FIG. 12b Illustrates an exploded view of an 4-ply advanced protective panel 42c wherein have been added to the panel an fire and heat barrier fabric accessory 50 and an bulletproof fabric accessory 49.
 This present invention is not limited in its embodiment of accessory protection parts, new or unknown technology that becomes known to the inventor and could be advantageous to protect the occupant from greater threats by simply adding a panel layer, or other accessory technology is not to be considered as departing from the scope of this particular invention. It is intended to adapt.
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