Patents Assigned to L & P Property Management Company
  • Patent number: 10234060
    Abstract: A cable tension adjuster for adjusting tension between two cable sections includes a junction box. A slider is disposable within the junction box and includes a first slider wall, a cable coupling port opposite the first slider wall configured for coupling a first inner cable of a first cable section, and a second slider wall adjacent the cable coupling port. The first and second slider walls together partially define an internal cavity therebetween. A spool is disposable within the internal cavity and is couplable to a second inner cable of a second cable section. The spool includes a plurality of spool teeth. A biasing member is disposable within the internal cavity between the first slider wall and the spool. A locking clip is disposable within an aperture formed in the slider and includes a plurality of clip teeth configured for engagement with the plurality of spool teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Eugene John Ficyk
  • Patent number: 10213026
    Abstract: Pultruded frames for an adjustable bed are described herein. The pultruded frames may include various components such as connection/joining and reinforcing structures. The various components and frame parts may be combined in multiple configurations to form light weight and strong adjustable bed frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: William R. Rohr
  • Patent number: 10213020
    Abstract: A modular assembly for a row of seating units is provided. Each seating unit has a pair of mechanisms operable to move between a closed position and a reclined position. Each mechanism includes first and second roller track that are oriented at opposite angles to one another. A seat mounting plate is moveably coupled to, and constrained by, a linkage coupling the seat mounting plate to the first and second roller tracks so that the seat mounting plate is moveable from a generally horizontal orientation in the closed position, to an inclined orientation in the reclined position, with the incline from back end of the seating unit to the front end of the seating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Lawson
  • Patent number: 10206515
    Abstract: A pocketed spring assembly comprises parallel strings, each string joined to at least one adjacent string. At least some of the strings have pockets of different sizes before springs are inserted therein to accommodate for the fabric stretching due to some of the springs exerting greater force on the fabric than other springs. The ability to create pockets of different sizes enables springs of different strengths to be inserted into the pockets along a string, the string having a generally uniform height after assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Jason Jewett, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 10197259
    Abstract: A system and method for incorporating occupancy-detecting technology into furniture is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to detecting occupancy by a standalone capacitance detection device. The standalone capacitance detection device is configured for integration with any number of furniture items. Further, the detected capacitance may be used to determine commands for controlling a variety of devices associated with the standalone capacitance detection device. Additionally, methods for determining occupancy of a furniture item and a system for monitoring occupancy are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Ryan Edward Chacon, Avinash Madadi, William Robert Rohr, Jason B. Turner, Caleb Browning
  • Patent number: 10197609
    Abstract: A system and method for incorporating occupancy-detecting technology into furniture is provided. More particularly, the invention relates to direct-connect device, system, and method for determining presence with respect to an automated furniture item, such as 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: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Ryan Edward Chacon, William Robert Rohr, Avinash Madadi, Gregory Mark Lawson
  • Patent number: 10172472
    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 segmented seams joining the plies. Gaps between the segments of the seams allow air to pass into and out of the pockets despite the fabric being impermeable to airflow through the fabric. The fabric has at least four layers. The size of the gaps determines the firmness or “feel” of the pocketed spring assembly or portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Patent number: 10165867
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprises a pocketed spring assembly comprising a plurality of parallel interior strings of individually pocketed coil springs. The interior strings of springs may extend from head-to-foot or side-to-side of the product. The pocketed spring assembly further comprises at least one perimeter string of springs. Each of the springs of each perimeter string of springs has rectangular convolutions to provide edge support to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Niels S. Mossbeck
  • Patent number: 10159347
    Abstract: A chair back height adjustment mechanism comprises a guide having an abutment surface at a lateral side of the guide which extends along an adjustment direction. The chair back height adjustment mechanism comprises an adjusting device supported on the guide so as to be displaceable along the adjustment direction. The adjusting device comprises a carrier, a coupling member which is moveably supported on the carrier, and a bias mechanism. The coupling member has a contact face shaped to abut on the abutment surface of the guide and a slanted face. The bias mechanism is operative to apply a force onto the slanted face to urge the contact face of the coupling member against the abutment surface of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Massimo Costaglia
  • Patent number: 10130185
    Abstract: An adjustable lumbar support mechanism and motion upholstery furniture having the same are provided. The adjustable lumbar support mechanism includes a lumbar support member that is coupled to a lumbar support link. The lumbar support link is coupled to a lumbar support mounting plate. An actuating mechanism is coupled to the lumbar support link such that when an extendable shaft of the actuating mechanism shifts from a retracted to an extended configuration, the lumbar support member rotates away from a back portion of a seat back and towards the seat to provide lumbar support to an occupant sitting in the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Allen R. Sigmon, Brent J. Ackermann, Larry I. Bullard, Jason H. Carr
  • Patent number: 10123625
    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: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: L&P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Allen R. Sigmon, Robert Dean Donovan
  • Patent number: 10123620
    Abstract: A seating-unit mechanism includes various components that control a position of the seat and backrest and that control an extension and retraction of an ottoman and footrest. For example, the mechanism includes a linear actuator that controls a seat pitch (e.g., height and level of recline). In addition, the mechanism includes an ottoman-linkage drive mechanism, which might include a drive link or another linear actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bobby Donovan, Nikki White
  • Patent number: 10111528
    Abstract: A seating product is provided which includes a metal frame having four sides, at least two sides each including a plurality of frame holes. The seating product also includes an elastomeric sheet webbing having first and second end loops each including a plurality of end loop holes. The seating product further includes first and second stabilizer rods extending through the first and second end loops, respectively. The seating product also includes a plurality of fasteners having first and second ends, the first ends extending through corresponding end loop holes in one of the first end loop or the second end loop and the second ends extending through corresponding frame holes in the metal frame. At least one of the fasteners contacts the respective stabilizer rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Lewis A. Mabon, Allen R. Sigmon
  • Patent number: 10104966
    Abstract: A blocker linkage for use in selectively locking a glider-recliner is provided. The glider-recliner is operable to move between closed, TV and full-recline positions. The blocker linkage includes a glide bracket having front and rear glide links pivotably coupled thereto. The rear glide link has a blocker pin coupled to it that extends outwardly. A carrier link is pivotably coupled to the bottoms of the front and rear glide links. A rear blocker cam is pivotably coupled to the carrier link. Similarly, a front blocker cam is also pivotably coupled to the carrier link. The rear blocker cam and the front blocker cam are operably coupled to cooperatively engage the blocker pin on the rear glide link when the glider-recliner is moved from the closed position to the TV and full-recline positions, preventing movement of the rear glide link (and thus the gliding movement supported by the carrier link).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Lawson
  • Patent number: 10099463
    Abstract: A layered stack is created by placing webs of adhesive on opposite sides of web of cushioning layer and placing outer webs outside the webs of adhesive. An outer surface of a rotating drum is heated by heating oil inside the drum. An endless belt is heated by at least one heater. The layered stack is pulled between the heated endless belt and the heated rotating drum via a motorized drive assembly which rotates the endless belt. Both sides of the layered stack are heated enough to melt each web of adhesive when the layered stack passes between the heated moving endless belt and the heated rotating drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Patent number: 10085912
    Abstract: An adjustable air bladder apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an outer enclosure, a first interior section within the outer enclosure that contains a plurality of air bladders, a second interior section within the outer enclosure that contains a support layer, and an air pump pneumatically coupled to the plurality of air bladders, where the air pump is configured to selectively supply pressurized air to the air bladders independently through a pneumatic coupling. The pneumatic coupling includes one or more supply valves, outlet valves, and pressure sensors coupled to each air bladder or to one or more groupings of air bladders. A control device is provided for monitoring the pressure within the air bladders and for controlling an amount of air provided to or released from the bladders or groupings of bladders. A method of providing rolling massage with the apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: William Robert Rohr, Vinod Kumar Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10085564
    Abstract: An adjustable lumbar support mechanism and motion upholstery furniture having the same are provided. The adjustable lumbar support mechanism includes a lumbar support member that is coupled to a lumbar support link. The lumbar support link is coupled to a lumbar support mounting plate. An actuating mechanism is coupled to the lumbar support link such that when an extendable shaft of the actuating mechanism shifts from a retracted to an extended configuration, the lumbar support member rotates away from a back portion of a seat back and towards the seat to provide lumbar support to an occupant sitting in the furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Larry I. Bullard
  • Patent number: 10076193
    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 segmented seams joining the plies. Gaps between the segments of the seams allow air to pass into and out of the pockets despite the fabric being impermeable to airflow through the fabric. The size of the gaps determines the firmness or “feel” of the pocketed spring assembly or portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Patent number: D825974
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Guido Eigenmann, Darrell A. Richmond, Thomas W. Wells
  • Patent number: D831384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Robert J. O'Neill