Patents by Inventor Bruce W. Peterson

Bruce W. Peterson 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: 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: 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: 10329469
    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: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Peterson Chemical Technology, LLC.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Gualtiero G. Giori, Mark L. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20190169390
    Abstract: Combinations of open cell flexible foams with polyurethane gel particles, and methods of making the combinations are described using a variety of procedures. The open cell flexible foam may partially or wholly comprise polyurethane foam and latex foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Peterson Chemical Technology LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. PETERSON, Mark L. CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20190153286
    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: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: BRUCE W. PETERSON, MARK L. CRAWFORD, MATTHEW MCKNIGHT
  • Patent number: 10202499
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for making a novel liquid gel mixture comprising at least one flexible polymer carrier, parachlorobenzotrifluoride, optional thermally-conductive materials, and optional performance-enhancing additives; using the liquid gel mixture for making surface-infused layers on layering substrates; and using combinations of surface-infused gel layer and layering substrate in cushioning foams and mattresses. Layering substrates are surface-infused with a liquid gel mixture and may be compressed to increase the penetration depth of liquid gel mixture into the substrate layer surface. This compositions may be used in mattresses, mattress topper pads, pillows, bedding products, furniture upholstery, pet beds, medical cushioning foams, seat cushions and backs, automotive foam, sports cushioning, transportation cushioning, headrests, arm rests, personal protective equipment, toys, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Crawford, Bruce W. Peterson, Matthew D. McKnight, Jonathon M. Walker
  • Publication number: 20180311865
    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: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: KYLE W. PETERSON, BRUCE W. PETERSON, MARK L. CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 10113043
    Abstract: Combinations of open cell flexible foams with polyurethane gel particles, and methods of making the combinations are described using a variety of procedures. The open cell flexible foam may partially or wholly comprise polyurethane foam and latex foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TWIN BROOK CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20180298264
    Abstract: Methods and combinations for making and using one or more thermally conductive cellular foam layers and other structures 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, columns, and other structures to increase the overall cooling capability of the composite. The thermally conductive foam may be used in mattresses, pillows, bedding products, seat cushions, medical cushioning foams, pet beds, and similar materials used in bedding and comfort products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Peterson Chemical Technology LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. PETERSON, Mark L. CRAWFORD, Matthew D. MCKNIGHT
  • Patent number: 10040223
    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: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Twin Brook Capital Partners LLC
    Inventors: Kyle W. Peterson, Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20180022978
    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: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: BRUCE W. PETERSON, GUALTIERO G. GIORI, MARK L. CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: 9725595
    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: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20170218156
    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 exothermmic 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: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: BRUCE W. PETERSON, MARK L. CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20170073562
    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: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC.
    Inventors: Bruce W. PETERSON, Mark L. CRAWFORD, Matthew D. McKnight
  • Publication number: 20170037215
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for making a novel liquid gel mixture comprising at least one flexible polymer carrier, parachlorobenzotrifluoride, optional thermally-conductive materials, and optional performance-enhancing additives; using the liquid gel mixture for making surface-infused layers on layering substrates; and using combinations of surface-infused gel layer and layering substrate in cushioning foams and mattresses. Layering substrates are surface-infused with a liquid gel mixture and may be compressed to increase the penetration depth of liquid gel mixture into the substrate layer surface. This compositions may be used in mattresses, mattress topper pads, pillows, bedding products, furniture upholstery, pet beds, medical cushioning foams, seat cushions and backs, automotive foam, sports cushioning, transportation cushioning, headrests, arm rests, personal protective equipment, toys, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Mark L. CRAWFORD, Bruce W. PETERSON, Matthew D. MCKNIGHT, Jonathon M. WALKER
  • Patent number: 9534098
    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: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford, Matthew D. McKnight
  • Publication number: 20160262403
    Abstract: Methods and combinations for making and using one or more cellular foam layers comprising flexible cellular foam and wood particles having aromatic properties, where said 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. The foam containing aromatic wood particles may be used in mattresses, pillows, bedding products, medical cushioning foams, pet beds, outdoor bedding pads, outdoor pillows, and other cushioning products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: BRUCE W. PETERSON, MARK L. CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20160264818
    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: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: KYLE W. PETERSON, BRUCE W. PETERSON, MARK L. CRAWFORD
  • Publication number: 20150197610
    Abstract: Combinations of open cell flexible foams with polyurethane gel particles, and methods of making the combinations are described using a variety of procedures. The open cell flexible foam may partially or wholly comprise polyurethane foam and latex foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce W. PETERSON, Mark L. CRAWFORD
  • Patent number: D755544
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: PETERSON CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce W. Peterson