Patents Assigned to L & P Property Management Company
  • Patent number: 11535784
    Abstract: Methods and combinations of mattress support surfaces comprising one or more flexible polyurethane foam layers containing highly thermally-conductive solids, such as diamond or silicon carbide, and said layer combination is capable of transferring heat from a warm surface, such as a person sleeping on a bed, to a cooler region at a faster rate throughout the mattress than the thermal dissipation rate obtained from flexible polyurethane foam without highly thermally-conductive solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Gualtiero G. Giori, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 11528993
    Abstract: A rocker recliner is disclosed that has a pair of stationary arms; a seat disposed between the arms; an ottoman; a back coupled to the seat. A full-recline linkage mechanism couples the ottoman, the seat and the back and is operable to move the ottoman, the seat and the back between a closed position, a TV position and a fully reclined position. A rocker assembly is coupled between the full-recline linkage mechanism and the stationary arms that allows the seat, back and ottoman to rock between the stationary arms in any of the closed position, the TV position or the fully reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Crum, Gregory Mark Lawson, Cheston Brett Crawford
  • Patent number: 11517109
    Abstract: A motorized positioning apparatus for a seating unit includes a motor assembly that is configured to move a pair of linkage mechanisms though a series of positions that arrange the seating unit in a closed position, open position, or extended position. The motor assembly is selectively and releasably coupled to the linkage mechanisms, to allow the motor assembly to be de-coupled from the linkage mechanisms to allow the seating unit to be manually closed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Caleb Browning, Ronald D. Davis, Randy Ford, Vino Gopalakrishnan, David Purser
  • Patent number: 11414583
    Abstract: Methods and combinations for making and using one or more thermally conductive cellular foam layers comprising flexible cellular foam and metallic material particulates, and said thermally-conductive cellular foam layers may be located on, under, or in cushioning foams and mattresses or placed between on, under, within, or between other layering substrates to increase the overall cooling capability of the composite. The thermally conductive foam may be used in mattresses, pillows, bedding products, medical cushioning foams, and similar materials used in bedding environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford, Matthew D. McKnight
  • Patent number: 11401451
    Abstract: A flexible foam composition comprising a flexible foam structure comprising a plurality of struts, and a plurality of fibers, where a majority of the fibers are associated with the struts. The fibers may be thermally conductive fibers. The fibers include, but are not necessarily limited to, homopolymer and/or copolymer fibers having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of ?50° C. (?58° F.) or greater, carbon fibers, animal-based fibers, plant-based fibers, metal fibers, and combinations thereof. The presence of fibers can impart to the flexible foam composition greater indentation force deflection (IFD), greater static thermal conductivity, improved compression set, improved height retention or durability, and/or a combination of these improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford, Matthew McKnight
  • Patent number: 11350750
    Abstract: A tilt mechanism for a chair comprises a base, a first support configured to support a chair seat and mounted to the base, a second support configured to support a chair back and pivotably coupled to the base about the first pivot axis, a link element pivotably coupled to the second support about a second pivot axis, and a shaft attached to the first support. A first guide slot is provided at the base and a second guide slot is provided at the link element. The shaft is supported in the first guide slot and the second guide slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Alessandro Slongo, Massimo Costaglia, Nigel Charles Fitzsimmonds
  • Patent number: 11317730
    Abstract: A pocketed spring assembly comprises a plurality of parallel strings of springs, each string joined to at least one adjacent string, each string comprising first and second opposed plies of fabric and a plurality of pockets formed along a length of the string by transverse seams joining the first and second plies. At least one spring is positioned in each pocket. Exterior strings have identical springs in their pockets. Interior strings have two different springs along their length, the outermost springs being firmer than the interior core springs. The pocketed spring assembly has increased firmness or edge support along all four sides due to the different coil springs of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Jason Jewett, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 11319206
    Abstract: An apparatus for upholstering a truss allows an operator to staple a fabric web to the truss, rotate the truss, further staple the semi-finished truss and cut the fabric web. The truss is fully upholstered after the end surfaces of the truss are wrapped up in fabric and the fabric stapled in place. The apparatus may accommodate different size trusses. A web of fabric is pulled around at least one roller in the apparatus by rotation of two vise mechanisms on opposite sides of the truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Travis L. Brummett, Daniel Meyer
  • Patent number: 11317721
    Abstract: A cushion for a piece of furniture or a pillow includes a cushion core and an exterior cover at least partially surrounding the cushion core. The cushion core comprises a cushion wrap surrounding a filler, which may be foam or fiber or down or any known filler. The cushion wrap is at least partially made of fabric having a raised surface pattern to increase friction between the cushion core and the exterior cover for holding the cushion core in a desired orientation inside the exterior cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Daniel L. Campolieta, Gregory L. Van Dyke
  • Patent number: 11304535
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling a bedding foundation having spring modules and a frame includes a support configured to receive the frame, a bridge disposed over the support, and staplers movably coupled to the bridge and positioned over the support, each stapler configured to staple a spring module to the frame. The apparatus also includes cameras coupled to the bridge and positioned over the support. Each stapler is operatively associated with one of the cameras and each camera is positioned to provide a field of view toward the support. The apparatus also includes a driver configured to move the frame relative to the support and a controller in communication with the cameras and the driver, the controller configured to receive vision guidance signals from one of the cameras to direct movement of the driver and of the stapler operatively associated with the one of the cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Jefferson W. Myers, Travis L. Brummett, Joshua A. Carrier, Richard L. McCune, Franklin H. Rawlings
  • Patent number: 11284721
    Abstract: A motorized positioning apparatus for a seating unit includes a motor assembly that is configured to move a pair of linkage mechanisms though a series of positions that arrange the seating unit in a closed position, open position, or extended position. The motor assembly is selectively and releasably coupled to the linkage mechanisms, to allow the motor assembly to be manually closed by the user and automatically coupled via a coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Caleb Browning, Ronald D. Davis, Randy Ford, Vino Gopalakrishnan, David Purser
  • Patent number: 11278120
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for a seating unit that moves the seating unit between closed, TV, and fully reclined positions. The mechanism allows independent movement of a seat frame, relative to the chair arms and chair back to which the mechanism is mounted. The mechanism thus allows the seat depth of the chair to be adjusted relative to the chair back to accommodate the individual characteristics of the chair occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Jason Allan Bryant
  • Patent number: 11259641
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to systems and methods for synchronization of actuators to reposition furniture units. Specifically, a master control box receives input to reposition a furniture unit from one position to another and communicates the input to a plurality of control boxes. Then, each of the plurality of control boxes assigns a virtual axis to each of a plurality of actuators attached to each associated control box. Furthermore, each of the plurality of control boxes assigns a transfer function to each of the plurality of actuators. The transfer function is used by the actuators to transform an output of the virtual axis to determine a target position. In this way, the plurality of actuators can reference the same virtual axis for synchronization purposes, but use different transfer functions to maintain complex relationships between the positions of each actuator. Based on the target position, the actuators reposition the furniture unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Oliver J. Schramm, David Purser, Ronald D. Davis, Caleb Browning
  • Patent number: 11234531
    Abstract: An integrated chair for selectively providing seating support and sleeping support is provided. The integrated chair comprises a mobile sleeping unit and a chair shell. The chair shell comprises: a pair of spaced, opposed, side walls, each side wall having at least a bottom edge, an inner surface and an outer surface; a back wall extending between the pair of side walls; and a pair of truncated arms, one of each of the pair of arms corresponding with a respective one of the pair of side walls, each extending inwardly from the inner surface of a corresponding side wall and having a lower edge that is distal and above the bottom edge of the corresponding side wall; wherein the inner surfaces of the side walls and the lower edge of the arms of the chair shell define a storage compartment sized to accommodate the mobile sleeping unit when the mobile sleeping unit is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Lewis Alan Mabon
  • Patent number: 11229299
    Abstract: A pocketed spring assembly comprises a plurality of parallel strings of springs, each string joined to at least one adjacent string, each string comprising one piece of fabric folded into first and second opposed plies. Outer pockets are formed along each string by transverse seams joining the first and second plies. One pocketed spring, at least cushion pad and at least one buckling member are positioned in each outer pocket. At least one cushion pad, at least one buckling member or any combination thereof may be individually pocketed inside an outer pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 11221430
    Abstract: A multi-frequency sensing system for capacitive, presence-sensing technology incorporated into furniture is provided. Embodiments of the sensing system include at least one capacitive sensor coupled to a furniture item for monitoring an amount of change in capacitance with respect to at least one sensing element coupled to the furniture item. The system further includes a landscape analysis component having a plurality of frequency samplers, which generates an average capacitance change associated with the furniture item. Further, the average capacitance change may be used to determine whether the indication of average capacitance change satisfies a capacitance threshold of the furniture item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Eric D. Miller, Braden Berziel, Vino Gopalakrishnan, Jonathan Kaufmann, Douglas E. Conyers
  • Patent number: 11213127
    Abstract: A compact recliner mechanism for use in theater seating units is provided that allows the seat to move linearly as the seating unit moves from the closed position to the reclined position. The mechanism has a back bracket coupled to the seat plate and base plate with a linkage that moves a projected point representing the top of the back of the seating unit downwardly in vertical plane as the seating unit moves from the closed position to the reclined position. In other aspects, the seating unit has an armrest linkage coupled between the seat plate and the back that maintains an armrest lever at a horizontal orientation. Additionally, in some aspects, the base plate of the seating unit may have an adjustment feature that limits recline of the seating unit, to accommodate theater seating with different riser dimensions, and/or legs with an adjustment feature to level the seating unit on existing theater floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory Mark Lawson, Cheston Brett Crawford
  • Patent number: 11178970
    Abstract: A seating unit is provided that is moveable between closed, extended and fully reclined positions. The seating unit comprises two sides spaced from one another and a seat extending between the two sides, an extendable ottoman and a chair back extending upwardly from a rearward edge of the seat. The seating unit further comprises a side plate adjacent each of the two sides and at least one support tube extending between the side plates. The seating unit has a linkage mechanism supported on the side plates and coupling at least the ottoman and the chair back. A motor is coupled to the linkage mechanism to move the seating unit between the closed, extended and fully reclined positions, wherein the motor extends above the at least one support tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Michael Andrew Crum
  • Patent number: 11174049
    Abstract: An apparatus for upholstering a truss allows an operator to staple a fabric web to the truss, rotate the truss, further staple the semi-finished truss and cut the fabric web. The truss is fully upholstered after the end surfaces of the truss are wrapped up in fabric and the fabric stapled in place. The apparatus may accommodate different size trusses. A web of fabric is pulled around at least one roller in the apparatus by rotation of two vise mechanisms on opposite sides of the truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: John J. Brunnert, John E. Hull, Daniel Meyer, Randall A. Wood
  • Patent number: 11147390
    Abstract: A pocketed spring assembly comprises a plurality of parallel strings of individually pocketed springs. Each string is joined to at least one adjacent string. Each string has first and second opposed plies of fabric and a plurality of pockets formed along a length of the string by transverse seams joining the plies. At least one spring is positioned in each of the pockets. The water permeable fabric used to make at least some strings comprises warp knit polyester fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Lewis A. Mabon