Patents by Inventor Terrance L. Myers

Terrance L. Myers 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: 11111615
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quilting webs without compressing the webs. A quilting machine includes a needle bar to which needles are attached, needle thread passing through each needle, a looper shaft to which loopers are attached, a looper corresponding to each needle and from which looper thread is provided to form stitches, and a retainer bar to which spreaders are attached to facilitate stitching. A drive pulley powered by a first servo motor rotates cranks to move the needles through a cycle and rotates a belt which rotates an indexer pulley. Rotation of the indexer pulley oscillates the looper shaft and reciprocates the retainer bar. Another drive pulley powered by a second servo motor operates to move an input web through the machine between chain stitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Michael James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Patent number: 11105028
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing a roll of material with a replacement roll of material comprises a loading station and multiple feed stations downstream of the loading station. Each station comprises two legs and a motorized drive assembly extending between the legs. The drive assembly rotates two sprockets and an endless chain surrounding the sprockets inside each of the legs at a station to raise or lower carriages. A roll support extends between the carriages at each station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood, Robert D. Eagle
  • Patent number: 11015274
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quilting webs without compressing the webs. A quilting machine includes a needle bar to which needles are attached, needle thread passing through each needle, a looper shaft to which loopers are attached, a looper corresponding to each needle and from which looper thread is provided to form stitches, and a retainer bar to which spreaders are attached to facilitate stitching. A drive pulley powered by a first servo motor rotates cranks to move the needles through a cycle and rotates a belt which rotates an indexer pulley. Rotation of the indexer pulley oscillates the looper shaft and reciprocates the retainer bar. Another drive pulley powered by a second servo motor operates to move an input web through the machine between chain stiches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Michael James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Patent number: 11015275
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quilting webs without compressing the webs. A quilting machine includes a needle bar to which needles are attached, needle thread passing through each needle, a looper shaft to which loopers are attached, a looper corresponding to each needle and from which looper thread is provided to form stitches, and a retainer bar to which spreaders are attached to facilitate stitching. A drive pulley powered by a first servo motor rotates cranks to move the needles through a cycle and rotates a belt which rotates an indexer pulley. Rotation of the indexer pulley oscillates the looper shaft and reciprocates the retainer bar. Another drive pulley powered by a second servo motor operates to move an input web through the machine between chain stiches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Michael James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Patent number: 11001952
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing a roll of material with a replacement roll of material comprises a loading station and multiple feed stations downstream of the loading station. Each station comprises two legs and a motorized drive assembly extending between the legs. The drive assembly rotates two sprockets and an endless chain surrounding the sprockets inside each of the legs at a station to raise or lower carriages. A roll support extends between the carriages at each station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood, Robert D. Eagle
  • Publication number: 20200370219
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing a roll of material with a replacement roll of material comprises a loading station and multiple feed stations downstream of the loading station. Each station comprises two legs and a motorized drive assembly extending between the legs. The drive assembly rotates two sprockets and an endless chain surrounding the sprockets inside each of the legs at a station to raise or lower carriages. A roll support extends between the carriages at each station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood, Robert D. Eagle
  • Publication number: 20200370218
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing a roll of material with a replacement roll of material comprises a loading station and multiple feed stations downstream of the loading station. Each station comprises two legs and a motorized drive assembly extending between the legs. The drive assembly rotates two sprockets and an endless chain surrounding the sprockets inside each of the legs at a station to raise or lower carriages. A roll support extends between the carriages at each station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood, Robert D. Eagle
  • Patent number: 10781544
    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. 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 looper assembly may also include an air nozzle that urges the thread away from the adjuster after the thread has been cut. The thread passes through a thread tension monitor that monitors tension in the thread. The tension monitor includes a lift arm that selectively disables the tension monitor so that a loss of tension in the sewing head does not shut down the quilting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Michael A. James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Publication number: 20200173080
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quilting webs without compressing the webs. A quilting machine includes a needle bar to which needles are attached, needle thread passing through each needle, a looper shaft to which loopers are attached, a looper corresponding to each needle and from which looper thread is provided to form stitches, and a retainer bar to which spreaders are attached to facilitate stitching. A drive pulley powered by a first servo motor rotates cranks to move the needles through a cycle and rotates a belt which rotates an indexer pulley. Rotation of the indexer pulley oscillates the looper shaft and reciprocates the retainer bar. Another drive pulley powered by a second servo motor operates to move an input web through the machine between chain stiches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Publication number: 20200173081
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quilting webs without compressing the webs. A quilting machine includes a needle bar to which needles are attached, needle thread passing through each needle, a looper shaft to which loopers are attached, a looper corresponding to each needle and from which looper thread is provided to form stitches, and a retainer bar to which spreaders are attached to facilitate stitching. A drive pulley powered by a first servo motor rotates cranks to move the needles through a cycle and rotates a belt which rotates an indexer pulley. Rotation of the indexer pulley oscillates the looper shaft and reciprocates the retainer bar. Another drive pulley powered by a second servo motor operates to move an input web through the machine between chain stitches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Publication number: 20200173079
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for quilting webs without compressing the webs. A quilting machine includes a needle bar to which needles are attached, needle thread passing through each needle, a looper shaft to which loopers are attached, a looper corresponding to each needle and from which looper thread is provided to form stitches, and a retainer bar to which spreaders are attached to facilitate stitching. A drive pulley powered by a first servo motor rotates cranks to move the needles through a cycle and rotates a belt which rotates an indexer pulley. Rotation of the indexer pulley oscillates the looper shaft and reciprocates the retainer bar. Another drive pulley powered by a second servo motor operates to move an input web through the machine between chain stiches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180327950
    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: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael A. James, Terrance L. Myers
  • Publication number: 20180327949
    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. 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 looper assembly may also include an air nozzle that urges the thread away from the adjuster after the thread has been cut. The thread passes through a thread tension monitor that monitors tension in the thread. The tension monitor includes a lift arm that selectively disables the tension monitor so that a loss of tension in the sewing head does not shut down the quilting machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael A. James, Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180290442
    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: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, Matthew C. Smallwood
  • Patent number: 9773436
    Abstract: A mattress age indicating device includes an enclosure and an indicating assembly contained within the enclosure. The age indicating device may be configured to present an indication related to the mattress's age and may be coupled to the mattress or other bedding or seating product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, John A. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20170236456
    Abstract: A mattress age indicating device includes an enclosure and an indicating assembly contained within the enclosure. The age indicating device may be configured to present an indication related to the mattress's age and may be coupled to the mattress or other bedding or seating product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Terrance L. Myers, John A. Garrett
  • Patent number: 9724719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing consistent spray patterns and for diminishing clogging experienced when applying spray adhesive from a spray gun are provided. One system includes an automatic non-atomizing spray valve operably coupled to a first and second flow valve. The spray and flow valves are electronically controlled using logic running on a processing unit. The logic is programmed to carry out a spray cycle that involves dispensing a first liquid from the spray valve (first phase) and then dispensing a second liquid through the same spray valve (second phase). Because the first liquid (e.g., water-based adhesive) has the potential to clog a nozzle of the spray valve, a short burst of the second liquid (e.g., cleaning fluid) is introduced to prevent the nozzle from clogging. The spray valve is configured as a pulse width modulated spray gun to further reduce clogging and to generate an evenly distributed spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Richard L. McCune, Matthew Smallwood, Terrance L Myers
  • Patent number: 9574292
    Abstract: A method of dynamically changing stitch density of a quilting pattern during sewing is provided. Embodiments of the invention include dynamically changing stitch density along an axis of a sewing pattern based on identifying sewing pattern elements, which may include line segments and arc segments. Each of the line segments and/or arc segments is assigned a dynamically adjusted stitch density based on analysis of each pattern element and/or adjacent element. An adjusted stitch density is assigned to portions of pattern elements that satisfy a threshold measurement for sewing with an adjusted stitch density. In embodiments, a standard stitch density, intermediate stitch density, or an altered stitch density is automatically assigned to each portion of a sewing pattern based on an analysis of threshold length of an element, a threshold angle of a portion of the element with respect to the axis, and/or the stitch density assigned to an adjacent element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Joshua A. Carrier, John Tony Garrett, Jefferson W. Myers, Terrance L. Myers, Jason B. Turner