Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Paul & Paul
  • Patent number: 7931313
    Abstract: A latch with dual rotary magnets is particularly suited for releasably securing dual doors of a compartment in the closed position. Each rotary magnet holds in a closed position a magnetic insert attached to a respective door by magnetic attraction to secure both doors in the closed position relative to the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Carabalona
  • Patent number: 7921605
    Abstract: A roof structure and a method of installing a snow guard on the base of a roof is provided, wherein the roof structure includes a plurality of synthetic shingles of thermoplastic materials, and where a snow guard is provided having an outwardly projecting snow-engaging platform and an oppositely provided hook at an upper end, wherein the hook is adapted to engage over and upper edge of a butt portion of one or more shingles in an underlying course of shingles, and wherein a tab portion of a shingle in a next-overlying course of shingles is disposed over the upper end of the snow guard, substantially covering its base, and wherein the snow-engaging platform is adapted to receive snow and ice that may slide down the roof, to intercept the same or break the snow or ice up into small harmless particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory F. Jacobs, Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7921606
    Abstract: A hip, ridge or rake shingle comprised of a plurality of panels sandwiched on each panel portion side of a layer of shingle material, such that each panel portion can be folded along a fold line, and wherein tabs are provided for each panel portion, adapted to be bent backwardly upon themselves, sandwiching thickening panels therebetween. The shingles can be laid up on a hip, ridge or rake of a roof, to yield desirable thickened features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Quaranta, Stephen A. Koch, Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs, Karen L. Steele
  • Patent number: 7922102
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rail support point for a rail-guided vehicle for anchoring in a wooden tie, including a plate as a support for the rail, which plate is anchored on both sides of the rail by means of fastening bolts that pass through the plate, the plate having on its bottom side collars that surround the fastening bolts and that engage in correspondingly shaped depressions in the wooden tie, the plate being configured as a ribbed plate having raised ribs that are arranged lateral to the rail foot and that guide the latter and being made of plastic, and the collar being embodied as a slitted ring. Also disclosed is a rail fastening using the rail support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Wirthwein AG
    Inventors: Udo Wirthwein, Joachim Süss
  • Patent number: 7913717
    Abstract: The invention can be used in pipelines, any devices, man holes and arrangements, at any pressures and working conditions for closable large-diameter pipes. The object of the present invention is to improve serviceability of a gate. The inventive gate comprises a lid consisting of a flange and a bottom which is caved-in inwards the pipe, a sleeve provided with a supporting ring which is welded to the bottom, arresting elements in the form of sectors inserted into a circular recess of the pipe when they are radially displaced on the flange along clamping bolts and on the supporting ring by the action of the inclined surface of a drive nut, are arranged on the end face of the flange and on the supporting ring. The nut is embodied in the form of a truncated pyramid provided with T-slots on lateral surfaces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventors: Ilmer Yusupovich Khasanov, Snezhanna Vyacheslavovna Glukhovteva, Yuri Alexeevich Cherinkh, Vitaly Ivanovich Surikov, Ulfat Nurlygayanovich Sabirov
  • Patent number: 7913465
    Abstract: An expandable frame for a storm door mounted onto the header and door jamb in an entrance, a frame kit, and method of installation. The expandable frame includes an expandable header assembly, an expandable lock-side assembly and a hinge-side piece. The header assembly includes a frame mount and a header stop mounted onto the underside of the header, the hinge-side piece is mounted vertically against the door jamb on one side of the entry, and the lock-side assembly includes a lock-side stop and a frame mount mounted vertically onto the door jamb opposite the hinge section. A user can adjust the position of the header assembly and lock-side assembly to accommodate a door having smaller dimensions than the height and width of the entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Noubar Yeremian
  • Patent number: 7896451
    Abstract: A movable beverage cooler includes a storage organizer below an insulated cooler tub. The storage organizer has a plurality of adjustable horizontal racks for accommodating individual rows of various sized containers. The racks employ grip-in-place sidewall adjustment pads. The tub has a drop-in top, sliding door sub-assembly, with locking screws. The storage organizer may be enclosed with access through sliding doors. The structure is supported on legs with adjustable leveler extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Jerome Walsh
  • Patent number: 7893346
    Abstract: An integrated voltaic energy system incorporates a bio-friendly DC power generator with a photovoltaic (PV) system connected to feed a main service panel and a utility grid. A plurality of inverters are connected one each, to a respective output of one of a plurality of photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays. The outputs of each of the inverters are connected to a main service panel and a utility grid. A further inverter is connected to the DC power generator and in parallel with the other inverters. The DC power generator is also connected to each of the PV solar panel inverters through a switch operated at a specific time manually or automatically. When switched the DC power generator feeds all of the inverters. A resistor/capacitor structure is connected between the DC power generator and each inverter. A self-powered timer may control the output level of the DC power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventors: Jack Nachamkin, Gary T. Sheehan
  • Patent number: 7874105
    Abstract: A roof structure and a method of installing a snow guard on the base of a roof is provided, wherein the roof structure includes a plurality of synthetic shingles of thermoplastic materials, and where a snow guard is provided having an outwardly projecting snow-engaging platform and an oppositely provided hook at an upper end, wherein the hook is adapted to engage over and upper edge of a butt portion of one or more shingles in an underlying course of shingles, and wherein a tab portion of a shingle in a next-overlying course of shingles is disposed over the upper end of the snow guard, substantially covering its base, and wherein the snow-engaging platform is adapted to receive snow and ice that may slide down the roof, to intercept the same or break the snow or ice up into small harmless particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory F. Jacobs, Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7867562
    Abstract: One method for controlling edge thickness includes applying a coating to a moving substrate, thereby forming a film having a cross direction and a machine direction and one or more edges. The method also includes modifying a thickness of a first portion of the coating along one of the edges of the film, thereby forming a film having a substantially predetermined profile in the cross direction. A method of making a polymeric sheet includes applying a polymer to a moving substrate, thereby forming a sheet having a cross direction and a machine direction. This method further includes removing a first portion of the polymer from a first edge of the sheet, thereby the sheet having a substantially predetermined profile in the cross direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald S. Wisniewski, Ming-Liang Shiao, Harold F. Zimmerman, Earnest E. McDaniel, Gregory F. Jacobs, Keith C. Hong
  • Patent number: 7861563
    Abstract: A dual locking system having a manual lock and an electrical lock, and a shuttle connected to both the manual lock and the electrical lock. The shuttle is moveable by either the manual lock or electrical lock between an engaged position in which a hook on the shuttle can engage a prong and a disengaged position in which the hook does not engage a prong. Upon de-energization of the electrical lock, the shuttle remains in the engaged position if the shuttle was in the engaged position prior to de-energization and the shuttle remains in the unengaged position if the shuttle were in the unengaged position prior to de-energization. The dual locking system is incorporated in a latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Antonucci
  • Patent number: 7861478
    Abstract: A roof membrane is disclosed, for use in simulating a standing seam metal roof when applied to a roof surface and a roof system is also provided, that employs the roof membrane, disposed between longitudinal, but spaced-apart, generally parallel roof battens. Underlayments of various constructions are also provided, beneath the membrane, as an option. Caps are provided for upstanding legs of the roof battens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 7857245
    Abstract: The present invention concerns apparatus for comminuting agglomerates and similar material to be comminuted, comprising a rotor (1) which is drivable in rotation and which has a plurality of blade-like comminuting tools (24) which can be brought into contact with the material in order to comminute same. In order to provide an apparatus for comminuting agglomerates and similar material as well as a corresponding method, which ensure a better comminuting effect and thereby and also by further measures substantially prevent material caking phenomena it is proposed in accordance with the invention that the comminuting tools comprise narrow knives (24) whose thickness measured in the axial direction of the rotor does not exceed 20 mm and whose repetition spacing in the axial direction is a maximum of 50 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Gustav Elrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Door, Hermann Schwinn
  • Patent number: 7856877
    Abstract: The present invention is based on imparting of oscillatory motion to a rotor and to a coaxial balanced body relative to a fixed point selected at the common axis of the rotor. To eliminate an interference of imbalance datum planes on the parameters to be measured, at one stage of measurements the fixed point is used as the crossing point of the rotor axis with one of the imbalance datum planes, whereas at the next stage the rotor is along its axis by a fixed distance to a second position. The measured parameters are used to determine imbalance parameters in two imbalance datum planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventors: Alexandr Nikolaevich Nikolaev, Boris Avraamovich Malev, Leonid Alekseevich Bryakin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich Scherbakov, Sergey Vyacheslavovich Kochkin
  • Patent number: D628041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Loc Ba Tieu, David Allan Minnich, Ryan Michael Downey, Andrew Douglas Johnson
  • Patent number: D628042
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Loc Ba Tieu, David Allan Minnich, Ryan Michael Downey, Andrew Douglas Johnson
  • Patent number: D630488
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Loc Ba Tieu, Andrew Douglas Johnson
  • Patent number: D633221
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Koch, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D633222
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Koch, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D636501
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Wayne Shanes, Thomas Kevin MacKinnon