Patents Assigned to L & P Property Management Company
  • Patent number: 10399847
    Abstract: An apparatus for ventilating a web of material used in the manufacture of pocketed springs may be removably attached to a pocket coiler. The apparatus has an upper movable portion which pivots relative to a stationary portion. The stationary portion may be removably attached to the pocket coiler. Each portion has at least one roller, a web of material passing between the rollers during use. One of the rollers may have protrusions to create openings in the material before the material enters the pocket coiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: John J. Brunnert, John E. Hull, Richard A. Krtek, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 10393691
    Abstract: A system and method for incorporating presence-sensing technology into furniture is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to incorporating a conductive medium into the periphery of a furniture item, such as an adjustable bed, for detecting the presence of a user or other body. The bed includes a mattress with a covering material and a tape edge surrounding the perimeter of the mattress. A capacitive wire is coupled the tape edge, and is adapted to have a voltage based on proximity of an object to the capacitive wire. The bed also includes a processor coupled to the capacitive wire. The processor receives information provided by the capacitive wire, determines when a change in voltage satisfies a threshold, and indicates whether presence is detected. Based on a determination of presence, or lack of presence, a variety of corresponding features of the adjustable bed may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: William Robert Rohr, Ryan Edward Chacon
  • Patent number: 10390621
    Abstract: A modular base system is provided that allows easy installation and maintenance in a row of motion seating units. Arms are easily removable from a base assembly. The base assembly also provides structure allowing easy installation and removal of the motion mechanism. The base assembly also allows easy installation and removal of a back panel. The motion mechanism includes a pivotal seat frame attachment allowing the seat to be pivoted upwardly, from the front of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Lawson
  • Patent number: 10383442
    Abstract: A reclining mechanism for a seating unit including a base, a linkage mechanism operatively coupled to the base, the linkage mechanism configured to move between a closed position and one or more open positions, and a stop member configured to contact the linkage mechanism and the base when the linkage mechanism is in the closed position. The linkage mechanism may include a forward pivot link pivotally connected to the base. The stop member may include a pin coupled to one of the base and the forward pivot link and may contact the other of the base and the forward pivot link when the linkage mechanism is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Lawson
  • Patent number: 10383443
    Abstract: A modular base system is provided that allows easy installation and maintenance in a row of motion seating units. Arms are easily removable from a base assembly. The base assembly also provides structure allowing easy installation and removal of the motion mechanism. The base assembly also allows easy installation and removal of a back panel. The motion mechanism includes a pivotal seat frame attachment allowing the seat to be pivoted upwardly, from the front of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Lawson
  • Patent number: 10383447
    Abstract: A reversible adjustable lumbar support and headrest tilt mechanism is provided for installation on a chair. A side bracket is coupled to each side of the back frame, and a back bracket is pivotably coupled to each side bracket. An actuator is pivotably coupled to the back frame that has an extendable and retractable shaft. In a first orientation, with the actuator shaft extending toward the upper end of the back frame, a headrest back insert is couple-able to and between the back brackets, such that extension and retraction of the actuator shaft rotates the headrest back insert. In a second orientation, with the actuator shaft extending toward the lower end of the back frame, a lumbar push bar is couple-able to and between the back brackets, such that extension and retraction of the actuator shaft rotates the lumbar push bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Allen R. Sigmon
  • Patent number: 10386206
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for active-mirroring, capacitive monitoring of furniture are provided. More particularly, the invention relates to an active mirroring system for a furniture item that monitors a first sensor type over a first frequency, while applying an inverse first frequency to at least one other sensor type coupled to the same furniture item. As such, the additional sensor types receiving the inverse sampling frequency may be dampened and/or cancelled, thereby preventing interference during monitoring of the first sensor type. In further aspects, a monitoring and mirroring cycle is provided, for sequentially monitoring and mirroring capacitive sensing mechanisms on different portions of a common furniture item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric D. Miller, Braden Berziel, Vino Gopalakrishnan, Jonathan Kaufmann, Douglas E. Conyers
  • Patent number: 10376063
    Abstract: An integrated assembly is provided with both an adjustable lumbar support and a head tilt. The assembly is easily installed on any of a number of different seating units, and can be adjusted to accommodate seating units with a variety of back widths, and heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Robert Dean Donovan, Nikki White, Nick Yang, Derek Sun, Eric Shen
  • Patent number: 10368646
    Abstract: An adjustable lumbar support mechanism for adjusting a position of a lumbar support in a seating unit is provided. The mechanism includes a pair of spaced apart swing links that are pivotally coupled on an upper end to the back frame of the seating unit. The lower free end of each swing link is coupled to a lumbar support. An actuating mechanism is coupled on an upper end to the back frame, and on a lower end is pivotally coupled to the lumbar support. Extending the shaft of the actuating mechanism extends the lumbar support providing additional support to someone sitting in the seating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Robert Dean Donovan, Nikki Olen White
  • Patent number: 10344134
    Abstract: Combinations of gelatinous elastomer and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing a plasticized A-B-A triblock copolymer resin and/or an A-B diblock copolymer resin into a mixture of polyurethane foam forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The plasticized copolymer resin is polymerized to form the gelatinous elastomer in-situ while simultaneously polymerizing the polyol and the isocyanate to form polyurethane foam. The polyurethane reaction is exothermic and can generate sufficient temperature to melt the styrene-portion of the A-B-A triblock copolymer resin thereby extending the crosslinking and in some cases integrating the A-B-A triblock copolymer within the polyurethane polymer matrix. The combination has a marbled appearance. The gel component has higher heat capacity than polyurethane foam and thus has good thermal conductivity and acts as a heat sink. Another advantage of in situ gel-foam is that the gel component provides higher support factors compared to the base foam alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: L & P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10334960
    Abstract: A system and method for incorporating occupancy-detecting technology into furniture is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to detecting occupancy in a recliner using a sinuous wire detection array incorporated into a seat. Further embodiments of the invention are directed to a system and method for incorporating capacitance detection technology with one or more conductive features of a recliner mechanism. In some aspects, a sensor is provided based on coupling one or more conductive features to a control component of the capacitance detector control component. A controller may determine the corresponding response based on occupancy detection and/or presence detection. A processor may receive information regarding changes in capacitance and determines when a change in voltage satisfies a threshold. Based on a determination of occupancy and/or presence, a variety of corresponding features of the adjustable recliner may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Ryan Edward Chacon, William Robert Rohr, Avinash Madadi, Gregory Mark Lawson
  • Patent number: 10334958
    Abstract: A pocketed spring assembly comprises first and second sheets of fabric and a plurality of parallel rows of springs held in place with the sheets. Longitudinal seams joining the first and second sheets extend generally the same direction as the rows of springs. Pockets are formed along a strand of springs by aligned separating seams. At least one spring is positioned in each pocket. Each separating seam joins one of the sheets to itself and keeps the spring in its pocket. Ends of aligned separating seams are spaced from each other, thereby improving airflow between pockets. Openings between adjacent longitudinal seams further improve airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Marcel Wyler
  • Patent number: 10334955
    Abstract: A modular mattress foundation comprises multiple sections which may be secured together quickly and easily so that the mattress foundation may be easily broken down into pieces for storage or transportation. Each section has a ladder-like shape. In one embodiment, each side section is generally L-shaped having curved members. A middle ladder extends parallel the sides and may be secured to the outer frame in any known manner. Deck members extend transversely and pass through the middle ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Seth A. Thompson, Kyle S. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10299597
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for a seating unit that moves the seating unit between closed, TV, and fully reclined positions. The mechanism allows positively holds a footrest in a closed position, preventing the footrest from sagging over time. The mechanism includes a linkage that forces a link connected to the footrest to move initially upwards as the footrest moves from a closed position to an extended position. The weight of the mechanism holds the footrest positively closed, until a force is exerted that is great enough to move past the point where the link on connected to the footrest can descend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael Crum
  • Patent number: 10292500
    Abstract: A quick-exit assembly for reclining furniture, including motorized versions, is provided. An exemplary quick-exit assembly may include a linkage assembly configured to move between a first position and a second position. A drive mechanism may be coupled to the linkage assembly, and may be configured to move the linkage assembly between the first position and the second position using an actuator, and also, allow movement of the linkage assembly between the first position and the second position using manual force with reduced restriction from the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: L&P property management company
    Inventor: Walter Clark Rogers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10278510
    Abstract: A linkage mechanism provides motion capabilities for various chair types. For example, a linkage mechanism includes a combination of links that facilitate ottoman extension/closing and backrest recline/incline. In addition a linkage mechanism includes a compact design that is usable with hi-leg style chairs having a relatively low seat height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Lawson
  • Patent number: 10281609
    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: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric D. Miller, Braden Berziel, Vino Gopalakrishnan, Jonathan Kaufmann, Douglas E. Conyers
  • Patent number: 10260184
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quilting webs. A quilting machine includes a cutting edge, a looper from which thread is provided to form stitches, and an adjuster assembly that includes a plurality of selectable positions. The adjuster assembly extends an adjuster toward the thread between the looper and the retainer. When the adjuster is moved, a predetermined amount of thread is pulled away from the looper by the adjuster to provide a controlled length of thread between the looper and the cutting edge. The adjuster is configured to be moved to an intermediate selectable position prior to starting a quilting pattern, and from the intermediate position to another selectable position subsequent to starting the quilting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Michael A. James, Terrance L. Myers
  • Patent number: 10258159
    Abstract: A tilt mechanism for a weight-responsive seating furniture comprises a backrest support, a first lever and a second lever. The backrest support is configured for coupling to a backrest and is pivotably mounted. The first lever has a mount structure for coupling the first lever to a seat. The first lever is pivotably mounted at a first pivot axis. The second lever is pivotably attached to the backrest support at a second pivot axis and is coupled to the first lever by a coupling mechanism to pivot the first lever about the first pivot axis when the backrest support pivots relative to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Massimo Costaglia
  • Patent number: 10239111
    Abstract: Feedback-based systems and methods for bending wire are provided. The systems and methods may allow for modification of wire bending based on feedback received from one or more feedback-generating elements (e.g., image-capturing device(s), computer processing device(s), vision systems, etc.) used for monitoring one or more characteristics of a wire (e.g., shape, size, dimension, angular configuration, etc.) to determine, and provide to various wire-bending components of the system, appropriate modifications to the wire-bending process. Modifications to the wire-bending process may occur in real time without stopping the wire-bending process. Furthermore, a wire may be bent into a sinusoidal wire structure for forming springs for use in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Kelly M. Knewtson, David William McCune, Travis L. Brummett, Tyler Kussman