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1. US20180199727 - Pocketed spring comfort layer

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15919331
Application Date 13.03.2018
Publication Number 20180199727
Publication Date 19.07.2018
Grant Number 10624467
Grant Date 21.04.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A47C 27/06
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
27Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas
04with spring inlays
06Spring inlays or spring units therefor
A47C 21/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
21Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders; Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses
04Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating
B68G 9/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
68SADDLERY; UPHOLSTERY
GMETHODS, EQUIPMENT, OR MACHINES FOR USE IN UPHOLSTERING; UPHOLSTERY NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
9Placing upholstery springs in pockets; Fitting springs in upholstery
CPC
A47C 21/046
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS
21Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders
04Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating
042for ventilating or cooling
046without active means, e.g. with openings or heat conductors
A47C 27/064
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS
27Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses ; or cushions; specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas
04with spring inlays
06Spring inlays
063wrapped or otherwise protected
064Pocketed springs
B68G 9/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
68SADDLERY; UPHOLSTERY
GMETHODS, EQUIPMENT, OR MACHINES FOR USE IN UPHOLSTERING; UPHOLSTERY NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
9Placing upholstery springs in pockets; Fitting springs in upholstery
Applicants L&P Property Management Company
Inventors Richard A. Krtek
Austin G. Long
Eric Rhea
Darrell A. Richmond
Agents Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
Title
(EN) Pocketed spring comfort layer
Abstract
(EN)

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.