Abstract: A pocket mattress includes coil springs arranged as spring units, arranged successively in elongate strings, enclosed in a covering material forming pockets. A plurality of the strings are arranged side by side, the strings including a plurality of transverse seams arranged parallel to the longitudinal direction of the coil springs to separate the pockets. A middle portion of the transverse seams attaches at least a layer of covering material from either side of the spring unit to each other. At least some of the seams are back folded seams, in which the covering material proximate to an end portion of the back folded seams is back folded towards the middle portion of the transverse seams. As such, the back folded transverse seams each have at least one end portion attaching at least twice as many layers of covering material as in a corresponding transverse seam which is not back folded.
Abstract: Provided is an active noise cancellation apparatus capable of reliably reducing road noise by a technique other than mounting a vibration generator on a floor panel itself or another plate-like interior part itself, while reducing costs and size of the apparatus. A reference signal detector is mounted on a knuckle and the vibration generator is mounted on a wheel housing or a suspension member. An error signal detector detects vibration of the wheel housing or vibration of the suspension member as an error signal, or detects sound in a vehicle interior as an error signal. A controller controls the vibration generator based on the reference signal and the error signal so as to reduce the error signal.
Abstract: A damper mass damper assembly includes a rod, and a casing disposed annularly about the rod and defining a primary fluid chamber therebetween. The rod includes an annular wall that defines a first and a second expansion chamber disposed at a first and a second end of the rod respectively. The rod further defines a first and a second expansion port connecting the first and the second expansion chambers respectively with the primary fluid chamber in fluid communication. As fluid within the primary fluid chamber expands from heating, the fluid may weep into the first and/or second expansion chambers through the first and/or second expansion ports respectively to maintain the integrity of a first and second cap bearing seal, which seal the fluid within the primary fluid chamber.
May 12, 2011
Date of Patent:
November 12, 2013
GM Global Technology Operations LLC
Albert H. Butlin, Jr., Vincent A. Bommarito, James F. Collins
Abstract: A spring assembly comprising a plurality of blocks joined together. Each block contains a string of springs. The string of springs comprises a row of springs, an upper fabric retainer and a lower fabric retainer. The row of springs may be a band of springs made from a single length of wire or a plurality of individual springs. The end turns of the springs are located in receptacles created in the fabric retainers.
Abstract: A longitudinally extending spring retainer comprising a band of coil springs and a continuous piece of fabric adapted to hold the band of coil springs. The band of coil springs is made of a single length of wire shaped to form a plurality of coil springs arranged in a row, each of the coil springs having an upper and lower end turn. The upper and lower end turns of the coil springs are held in receptacles created in top and bottom portions of a continuous piece of fabric. The fabric is folded upon itself and secured together with connections in order to hold the end turns in place.Methods of making pocketed spring assemlies, comprising steps of inserting and retaining the above described spring retainers in adjacent, interconnected pockets are also disclosed.
Abstract: A longitudinally extending string of springs comprising a row of springs and a pair of fabric retainers securing the springs together. The row of springs may be a band of coil springs made of a single length of wire shaped to form a plurality of coil springs or multiple individual springs. The upper and lower end turns of the springs are located within pockets or receptacles created in the fabric retainers.
Abstract: A longitudinally extending spring retainer comprising a band of coil springs and a continuous piece of fabric adapted to hold the band of coil springs. The band of coil springs is made of a single length of wire shaped to form a plurality of coil springs arranged in a row, each of the coil springs having an upper and lower end turn. The upper and lower end turns of the coil springs are held in receptacles created in top and bottom portions of a continuous piece of fabric. The fabric is folded upon itself and secured together with connections in order to hold the end turns in place.
March 16, 1998
Date of Patent:
September 28, 1999
L&P Property Management Company
Joe C. Workman, Henry G. Mohr, Richard L. McCune
Abstract: A spring cushion structure with a plurality of hour-glass shaped spring coils arranged in columns and rows with adjacent springs within a row connected at the top and bottom by a helical wire extending between adjacent columns and with the marginal coils attached at the top to a border wire extending around the assembly. A transparent sheet is placed between the bottoms of the assembly and support sinuous wires which are bent to provide an upwardly extending integral suspending arm and bent again to provide an outwardly extending shepherd hook shaped attachment arm which is attached to a wood frame surrounding the periphery of the entire structure.
Abstract: A box spring assembly which includes a generally rectangular frame, a welded wire grid disposed above and aligned with the frame, a plurality of upwardly extending limited deflection wire springs which are mounted at their lower ends on the frame and at their upper ends are secured to the welded wire grid, and corner springs which are yieldable and are supported on the corners of the frame so as to support the corners of the grid. Each of the limited deflection springs is formed at its upper end with an attaching portion that is readily secured to the grid by conventional clips and includes wire sections which provide additional spaced supports for the grid. Improved cross rails in the frame support the springs and improved corner springs support the corners of the grid.