Patents by Inventor Niels S. Mossbeck

Niels S. Mossbeck 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).

  • Patent number: 7017854
    Abstract: A roll (54) of compressed materials (14) is provided which has a sleeve (50) formed around a rotatable mandrel (12). The sleeve (50) about which the materials (14) are rolled prevents the roll (54) from radially collapsing. The roll (54) may be removed from the mandrel (12) without tearing or telescoping of the material. In one embodiment the sleeve (50) is corrugated material (38). The corrugated material (38) is around the rotatable mandrel (12) prior to the compressible material (14) being wrapped around the sleeve (50). In another embodiment, the sleeve (58) comprises roll-packing material (32) laminated prior to being wound upon the mandrel (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Josip Gecic, Niels S. Mossbeck, Thomas J. Wells
  • Patent number: 6986182
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprises a pocketed spring assembly having a plurality of parallel strings of springs joined to each other. Each of said strings of springs comprises a row of interconnected pockets, each of the pockets containing at least one spring encased in a fabric pocket. An inflatable member is sandwiched between a lower scrim sheet and some strings of springs. When inflated, the inflatable member preloads select areas of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Niels S. Mossbeck
  • Patent number: 6862763
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprising a spring assembly made up of a plurality of parallel strings of springs joined to each other. Each of the strings of springs comprises a row of interconnected pocketed coil springs. Selected pockets of fabric are shorter than adjacent pockets, so coil springs in the selected pockets are under a greater load than adjacent coil springs. In one preferred embodiment, every other pocket is under a greater load than the adjacent pockets, resulting in a checkerboard arrangement in at least one area of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Niels S. Mossbeck, Terry W. Moser
  • Patent number: 6834477
    Abstract: A string (12) of pocketed coil springs (14) is formed by inserting compressed springs between upper and lower plies of a folded, preferably thermally weldable fabric (16). The springs are maintaned in a compressed configuration while a longitudinal seam (54) joins the free edges of the thermally welded fabric (16) together. Subsequently, the compressed springs (14) are allowed to relax into an expanded configuration after which a transverse seam (80) is formed in the fabric (16) between the adjacent springs (14) thereby encapsulating each spring (14) within a fabric pocket (86). The string (12) of pocketed coil springs (14) is advantageously formed without the need for reorienting the springs (14) after being inserted between the plies (24,26) of the fabric (16) and thereby avoiding the disadvantages and complications associated with turning or reorienting the pocketed coil spring (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Spuhl AG
    Inventors: Ugo De Santis, Roland Graf, Thomas J. Wells, Niels S. Mossbeck
  • Patent number: 6826796
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product is provided comprising a pocketed spring assembly made up of a plurality of parallel strings of springs joined to each other. Each string of springs comprises a row of interconnected pocketed springs. The pockets of fabric are vertically shortened with seams to create pockets of the same height, each containing a spring. The springs are vertically offset from one another due to the location of the seams. Upon an initial load, only some of the pocketed springs are compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Niels S. Mossbeck
  • Patent number: 6813791
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprising a pocketed spring assembly made up of a plurality of parallel strings of springs joined to each other. Each of the strings of springs comprises a plurality of interconnected pocketed coil springs. The product has multiple sections of differing firmness attributable in part to differing heights of the pockets of the strings of springs. Filler is placed above the lower sections of the pocketed spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Niels S. Mossbeck, Thomas J. Wells
  • Patent number: 6810643
    Abstract: A method of roll packing a variety of compressible materials is provided which prevents the rotatable mandrel about which the materials are rolled from radially collapsing. The method further provides for easy removal of the roll packed material without tearing or telescoping of the material. One embodiment of the present invention provides for wrapping a corrugated material around the rotatable mandrel prior to the compressible material being wrapped around the mandrel. In another embodiment, roll-packing material is laminated prior to being wound upon the mandrel before the compressible material is wrapped around the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Josip Gecic, Niels S. Mossbeck, Thomas J. Wells
  • Publication number: 20040206051
    Abstract: A method of roll packing a variety of compressible materials is provided which prevents the rotatable mandrel about which the materials are rolled from radially collapsing. The method further provides for easy removal of the roll packed material without tearing or-telescoping of the material. One embodiment of the present invention provides for wrapping a corrugated material around the rotatable mandrel prior to the compressible material being wrapped around the mandrel. In another embodiment, roll-packing material is laminated prior to being wound upon,the mandrel before the compressible material is wrapped around the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Josip Gecic, Niels S. Mossbeck, Thomas J. Wells
  • Publication number: 20040206838
    Abstract: A roll (54) of compressed materials (14) is provided which has a sleeve (50) formed around a rotatable mandrel (12). The sleeve (50) about which the materials (14) are rolled prevents the roll (54) from radially collapsing. The roll (54) may be removed from the mandrel (12) without tearing or telescoping of the material. In one embodiment the sleeve (50) is corrugated material (38). The corrugated material (38) is around the rotatable mandrel (12) prior to the compressible material (14) being wrapped around the sleeve (50). In another embodiment, the sleeve (58) comprises roll-packing material (32) laminated prior to being wound upon the mandrel (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Josip Gecic, Niels S. Mossbeck, Thomas J. Wells
  • Publication number: 20040172767
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprising a pocketed spring assembly made up of a plurality of parallel strings of springs joined to each other. Each of the strings of springs comprises a plurality of interconnected pocketed coil springs. The product has multiple sections of differing firmness attributable in part to differing heights of the pockets of the strings of springs. Filler is placed above the lower sections of the pocketed spring assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Niels S. Mossbeck, Thomas J. Wells
  • Publication number: 20040103618
    Abstract: A string (12) of pocketed coil springs (14) is formed by inserting compressed springs between upper and lower plies of a folded, preferably thermally weldable fabric (16). The springs are maintaned in a compressed configuration while a longitudinal seam (54) joins the free edges of the thermally welded fabric (16) together. Subsequently, the compressed springs (14) are allowed to relax into an expanded configuration after which a transverse seam (80) is formed in the fabric (16) between the adjacent springs (14) thereby encapsulating each spring (14) within a fabric pocket (86). The string (12) of pocketed coil springs (14) is advantageously formed without the need for reorienting the springs (14) after being inserted between the plies (24,26) of the fabric (16) and thereby avoiding the disadvantages and complications associated with turning or reorienting the pocketed coil spring (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Ugo De Santis, Roland Graf, Thomas J. Wells, Niels S. Mossbeck
  • Publication number: 20040103479
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprising a spring assembly made up of a plurality of parallel strings of springs joined to each other. Each of the strings of springs comprises a row of interconnected pocketed coil springs. Selected pockets of fabric are shorter than adjacent pockets, so coil springs in the selected pockets are under a greater load than adjacent coil springs. In one preferred embodiment, every other pocket is under a greater load than the adjacent pockets, resulting in a checkerboard arrangement in at least one area of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Niels S. Mossbeck, Terry W. Moser
  • Patent number: 6740610
    Abstract: A non-woven fiber pad having a convoluted surface formed by cutting a non-woven fiber batt having a plurality of low melt synthetic fibers. The non-woven batt is compressed generally toward a cutting device by a pair of counter-rotating drums having convoluted surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Niels S. Mossbeck, Steven Eugene Ogle
  • Publication number: 20040025256
    Abstract: A multilayered bedding or seating product comprising a spring core made up of an upper layer and a lower layer of pocketed coil springs. Each layer comprises a plurality of parallel strings of springs joined to each other. Each of the strings of springs comprises a row of interconnected pocketed coil springs. The strings of springs of the upper and lower layers may be secured to at least one scrim sheet therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Niels S. Mossbeck
  • Patent number: 6591436
    Abstract: A string (12) of pocketed coil springs (14) is formed by inserting compressed springs between upper and lower plies of a folded, preferably thermally weldable fabric (16). The springs are maintained in a compressed configuration while a longitudinal seam (54) joins the free edges of the thermally welded fabric (16) together. Subsequently, the compressed springs (14) are allowed to relax into an expanded configuration after which a transverse seam (80) is formed in the fabric (16) between the adjacent springs (14) thereby encapsulating each spring (14) within a fabric pocket (86). The string (12) of pocketed coil springs (14) is advantageously formed without the need for reorienting the springs (14) after being inserted between the plies (24, 26) of the fabric (16) and thereby avoiding the disadvantages and complications associated with turning or reorienting the pocketed coil spring (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Spuhl AG St. Gallen
    Inventors: Ugo de Santis, Roland Graf, Niels S. Mossbeck, Thomas J. Wells
  • Patent number: 6574811
    Abstract: A method of assembling strings of pocketed coil springs into an innerspring assembly which may be used as the core of a mattress, cushion or similar body support foundation uses a fabric material, preferably having an adhesive component, between rows of pocketed coil springs. The adhesive material serves to bond the rows of springs to each other and to position them relative to one another to prevent expansion and/or contraction of the spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Niels S. Mossbeck
  • Publication number: 20030074863
    Abstract: A method for roll packing foam mattress cores includes the step of providing a radially collapsible mandrel for winding up the foam material. Compression of the foam material is accomplished during the roll operation via a compression roller associated with the mandrel. After a sufficient amount of foam material has been rolled, the mandrel is collapsed to facilitate easy removal of the roll. In one embodiment of the invention, packing material is applied to a surface of the foam as it is rolled to prevent adhesion of successive layers in the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Niels S. Mossbeck
  • Patent number: 6500292
    Abstract: A non-woven fiber pad having a convoluted surface formed by cutting a non-woven fiber batt having a plurality of low melt synthetic fibers. The non-woven batt is compressed generally toward a cutting device by a pair of counter-rotating drums having convoluted surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Niels S. Mossbeck, Steven Eugene Ogle
  • Patent number: 6499275
    Abstract: A string (12) of pocketed coil springs (14) is formed by inserting compressed springs between upper and lower plies of a folded, preferably thermally weldable fabric (16). The springs are maintained in a compressed configuration while a longitudinal seam (54) joins the free edges of the thermally welded fabric (16) together. Subsequently, the compressed springs (14) are allowed to relax into an expanded configuration after which a transverse seam (80) is formed in the fabric (16) between the adjacent springs (14) thereby encapsulating each spring (14) within a fabric pocket (86). The string (12) of pocketed coil springs (14) is advantageously formed without the need for reorienting the springs (14) after being inserted between the plies (24, 26) of the fabric (16) and thereby avoiding the disadvantages and complications associated with turning or reorienting the pocketed coil spring (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Spuhl AG St. Gallen
    Inventors: Roland Graf, Niels S. Mossbeck, Thomas J. Wells
  • Patent number: 6484339
    Abstract: A bedding or seating product comprising a base having a generally rectangular frame and a plurality of internal rails, a wire grid spaced above the base and a plurality of plastic modules connecting the wire frame and the base. Each of the plastic modules has four arms extending upwardly from a bottom portion and terminating in end portions. Each end portion has a pair of perpendicular grooves adapted to receive intersecting wires of the wire grid. The modules are nestably stackable to save space during shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Niels S. Mossbeck, Jacob J. Neuenswander, Thomas J. Wells