Patents by Inventor Austin G. Long

Austin G. Long has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210298486
    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 comprises one piece of fabric joined to itself to create first and second opposed plies on opposite side of coil springs. The plies are joined by transverse seams to form a plurality of pockets along a length of the string. At least one spring is positioned in each of the pockets. The piece of fabric is a non-woven ultrasonically weldable fabric made with fiber made with at least some used or recycled material or content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jason V. Jewett, Austin G. Long
  • Patent number: 11033116
    Abstract: A comfort layer for a bedding or seating product has fast-acting pockets characterized by the individual mini springs of the comfort layer being pocketed with permeable fabric having apertures therein. Apertures in the fabric facilitate airflow through the fabric. The permeable fabric is specifically structured to facilitate airflow while minimizing noise. Each seam joining opposed pieces of fabric around each of the mini coil springs of the comfort layer may be segmented, allowing air to flow between the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Austin G. Long, Shaw F. Robertson, Seth A. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210052082
    Abstract: A comfort layer for a bedding or seating product has fast-acting pockets characterized by the individual mini springs of the comfort layer being pocketed with permeable fabric having apertures therein. Apertures in the fabric facilitate airflow through the fabric. The permeable fabric is specifically structured to facilitate airflow while minimizing noise. Each seam joining opposed pieces of fabric around each of the mini coil springs of the comfort layer may be segmented, allowing air to flow between the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Austin G. Long, Shaw F. Robertson, Seth A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10813462
    Abstract: A comfort layer for a bedding or seating product has slow-acting pockets characterized by the individual mini coil springs of the comfort layer being pocketed with either semi-impermeable or impermeable fabric. Each weld 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 mini coil springs and creating pockets with a welding horn and an anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Publication number: 20200253382
    Abstract: A comfort layer for a bedding or seating product has slow-acting pockets characterized by the individual mini coil springs of the comfort layer being pocketed with either semi-impermeable or impermeable fabric. Each weld 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 mini coil springs and creating pockets with a welding horn and an anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Patent number: 10667615
    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: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Patent number: 10624467
    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: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Krtek, Austin G. Long, Eric Rhea, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 10624466
    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 non-permeable 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: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Krtek, Austin G. Long, Eric Rhea, Darrell A. Richmond
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180344045
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Jewett, Austin G. Long, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20180303246
    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: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • 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: 10034553
    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: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Publication number: 20180199727
    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: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Richard A. Krtek, Austin G. Long, Eric Rhea, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20180177305
    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 non-permeable 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: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Richard A. Krtek, Austin G. Long, Eric Rhea, Darrell A. Richmond
  • Patent number: 9968202
    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: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Austin G. Long
  • Patent number: 9943173
    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 non-permeable 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: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Krtek, Austin G. Long, Eric Rhea, Darrell A. Richmond