Patents Assigned to L & P Property Management Company
  • Patent number: 10575644
    Abstract: A high-load recline mechanism may include a first pair of linkage mechanisms positioned proximate a right side of a base and may also include a second pair of linkage mechanisms positioned proximate the left side of the base. The first pair of linkage mechanisms may be coupled together such that they both move between a closed position and a fully reclined position in unison. The second pair of linkage mechanisms may also be coupled together such that they both move between a closed position and a fully reclined position in unison. A motor drive tube may be coupled to the each of the inside linkage mechanisms of each pair of mechanisms in order to drive all of the linkage mechanisms between the closed position and the fully reclined position in unison. A linear actuator may be coupled between the motor drive tube and the base to actuate the recline mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Jason Allan Bryant, Nikki Olen White
  • Patent number: 10555615
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating one or more sensing features for a furniture item detection is provided. More particularly, embodiments relate to determining a first noise state associated with an environment of the furniture item based on a first measured noise received from one or more sensors associated with the furniture item. A first baseline noise level for the furniture item can be generated based on filtering the first noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item. A second noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item can be determined based on a second measured noise received from the one or more sensors associated with the furniture item. A second baseline noise level for the furniture item can be generated based on filtering the second noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item. The first baseline noise level can then be adjusted to the second baseline noise level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: David Purser, Caleb Browning, Avinash Madadi, William Robert Rohr, Ryan Edward Chacon
  • Patent number: 10526518
    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: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford, Matthew D. McKnight
  • Patent number: 10512340
    Abstract: A pocketed spring assembly comprises a plurality of parallel strings of springs held together with tabs. Longitudinal seams joining overlapping tabs extend generally the same direction as the strings of springs. Pockets are formed along a string of springs by aligned separating seams. At least one spring is positioned in each pocket. Each separating seam joins opposed plies of the string and keeps the spring in its pocket. Ends of aligned separating seams are spaced from each other, thereby improving airflow between pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Jason Jewett, Austin G. Long, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 10512333
    Abstract: A chair mechanism is provided for a seating unit that has a footrest, a seat, and a back. The mechanism is adapted to move the seating unit from a closed position with the footrest stowed beneath the seat, the seat in a generally horizontal orientation, and the back in an upright position, to an extended position with the footrest extended, the seat inclined from back-to-front, and the back in a reclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Gregory Mark Lawson, Cheston Brett Crawford
  • Patent number: 10486341
    Abstract: Methods and combinations of a curing catalyst with a mold release mixture, which is then subsequently applied to the surface of a mold prior to the application of polyurethane reactants to said mold, where the curing catalyst component has the effect of catalyzing the reaction at the surface of the molded part. This catalysis results in greater reactivity at the surface between reacting portions and lower delamination of the surface of the foam, thereby leading to more attractive skins with a more consistent cell structure, and lower de-mold times due to skins whose nature makes them less likely to adhere to the surface of the mold. These foams will be less likely to tear upon opening of the mold, and production quality and output will be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: L & P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Kyle W. Peterson, Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10485347
    Abstract: A seating unit and a mechanism for a seating unit are provided. Each seating unit has a pair of mechanisms operable to move the seating unit between a closed position and a reclined position. Each mechanism includes an extended seat plate that extends from, and connects to, the chair back to the front of a seat frame. Each mechanism also has a rear pivot link, the upper end of which is pivotally connected to the seat plate. This pivotal connection is above the seat frame, allowing the mechanism to move the seating unit to the reclined position with minimal front-to-back movement. The mechanism moves the seating unit to a zero gravity reclined position, without the use of roller tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Gregory Mark Lawson, Cheston Brett Crawford
  • Patent number: 10477979
    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: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Jason Jewett, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20190343289
    Abstract: A comfort layer for a bedding or seating product has slow-acting pockets characterized by the individual springs of the comfort layer being pocketed with either semi-impermeable or impermeable fabric. Each seam joining opposed plies of fabric around each of the coil springs of the comfort layer may be segmented, allowing air to flow between the segments, thereby increasing the luxury “feel” of the comfort layer. The method of making the comfort layer includes compressing the springs and creating pockets with a welding horn and an anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Patent number: 10448745
    Abstract: A split ottoman linkage is provided that has a slotted upper ottoman bracket. The slot of the upper ottoman bracket is shaped to maintain the pivotal coupling between the upper ottoman bracket and a front ottoman link in normal operation. If an entrapment is encountered as the split ottoman linkage closes, the slotted connection allows the upper ottoman bracket to pivot away from the entrapment to provide some relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Gregory Mark Lawson, Jason Allan Bryant
  • Patent number: 10448748
    Abstract: A mechanism for securing a mattress on a bed foundation is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to a folding mattress-retention mechanism that may compactly fold or be easily removed during shipping or storage. The folding mattress-retention mechanism includes a mattress-support structure, a first hinged attachment, and a second hinged attachment. The mattress-support structure includes a first and second end and may abut a side of a mattress atop a bed foundation. The first and second hinged attachments are coupled to the mattress-support structure at the respective first and second ends and may either affix or removably attach the folding mattress-retention mechanism to the foot, head, or sides of a bed foundation. Further, the hinged attachments may allow for movement, and the folding mattress-retention mechanism may move into and between an operable first position and a stowed second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Jacob J. Neuenswander, David Joseph Aguirre
  • Publication number: 20190313805
    Abstract: A motorized furniture assembly having seat and back support sections moves between sofa and bed positions relative to a stationary frame by activation of two motorized drive assemblies. The motorized drive assemblies move seat support brackets of a seat section forward and backward relative to the stationary frame. Movement of the seat section moves a back support section between horizontal and raised positions. Two linkage assemblies control movement of the motorized furniture assembly between the sofa and bed positions upon actuation of said at least one actuator for activating the motorized drive assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Beck, Richard L. McCune, Gregory T. Koehler, William B. York, Jr., Franklin H. Rawlings
  • Patent number: 10426274
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprises a pocketed spring assembly comprising a plurality of parallel strings of individually pocketed springs. The strings of springs may extend from head-to-foot or side-to-side of the product. Adjacent individually pocketed springs are separated from each other by at least one separating seam. Each of the separating seams comprises a branched end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Niels S. Mossbeck, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 10426268
    Abstract: A furniture cushion comprises a matrix of pocketed springs, each spring of which is contained within a pocket of fabric. Foam at least partially surrounds the matrix and is secured to a cushion frame. The foam is bowed upwardly over the matrix of pocketed springs to create a crown. A webbing sheet underneath an opening in the cushion frame creates a cavity inside which the matrix of pocketed springs resides. The flexibility of the webbing sheet and crown of the foam create an active suspension system which provides support and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Lewis A. Mabon
  • Patent number: 10420422
    Abstract: A linkage mechanism for a reclining seating unit that provides increased back support, reduces shirt pull and decreases minimum wall clearance. The linkage mechanism may include a seat mounting plate indirectly coupled to a back bracket where the back bracket pivots around a projected pivot point located forwardly and upwardly from the back bracket when the seating unit is closed. The linkage mechanism may include an intermediate link pivotally connected to the seat mounting plate and the back bracket, a back pivot link pivotally connected to the back bracket and a rear lift link, the rear lift link pivotally connected to the seat mounting plate, and a control link pivotally connected to the back pivot link and the seat mounting plate. Forward movement of the back bracket relative to the seat mounting plate as the seating unit reclines reduces the wall clearance needed behind the seating unit below 4.5 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Gregory Mark Lawson, Walter Clark Rogers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10413077
    Abstract: An adjustable leg assembly for use in a bedding product, such as an adjustable bed, may be stabilized by rotating the leg of the leg assembly. To change the length of the leg assembly, a leg must be rotated in the opposite direction to loosen a slotted collar located inside a receiver welded to a frame of the adjustable bed. A wedge is fixed inside the receiver with a push pin assembly above the slotted collar. A threaded member of the leg extends through the wedge. Rotation of the leg moves the leg slightly upwardly relative to the stationary wedge, causing an upper portion of the slotted collar to expand over a portion of the stationary wedge until the slotted collar contacts an inside surface of the receiver and stabilizes the leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Isaac T. Freelend
  • Publication number: 20190276723
    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: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: BRUCE W. PETERSON, GUALTIERO G. GIORI, MARK L. CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 10405665
    Abstract: A comfort layer for a bedding or seating product has slow-acting pockets characterized by the individual springs of the comfort layer being pocketed with either semi-impermeable or impermeable fabric. Each seam joining opposed plies of fabric around each of the coil springs of the comfort layer may be segmented, allowing air to flow between the segments, thereby increasing the luxury “feel” of the comfort layer. The method of making the comfort layer includes compressing the springs and creating pockets with a welding horn and an anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Patent number: D859901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Massimo Costaglia
  • Patent number: D871815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Massimo Costaglia