Patents Assigned to Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10584483
    Abstract: A multi-use block including a block body having at least a first leg. The blocks can be placed in different orientations with respect to each other to form multiple interlocking structures. The block can be a variety of materials, including concrete, and when concrete, used for making walls and columns. Methods of making and methods of use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. Johnson, Robert B. Burnquist, Steven Paul Bennett
  • Patent number: 10576657
    Abstract: A mold for making dry cast concrete blocks includes a pair of vertical shoulder forming sections, one along each of the opposite sides of the mold to form vertical front shoulders of a block. Each shoulder forming section has a shoulder roughening arrangement to result in molded, roughened shoulders of the block. Methods of making such blocks and the resulting block are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Johnson, Wally Hernandez, Paul Johnson, Mike Lidbom
  • Publication number: 20190257054
    Abstract: A concrete building block (30) includes a body (32) having opposite first (34) and second sides (36), opposite first (38) and second end faces (40) extending between the first and second sides (34, 36), and opposite first (42) and second bearing faces (44) extending between the first and second sides (34, 36) and the first and second end faces (38, 40). The first side has a first section (52) and second section (54). The first section (52) and first end face (38) are shaped to mate with each other when a like block (30) is rotated 90° and oriented adjacent thereto so that the center plane for the two blocks (30) are perpendicular to each other; and the second section (54) and second end face (40) are shaped to mate with each other when a like block (30) is rotated 90° and oriented adjacent thereto so that the center plane for the two blocks (30) are perpendicular to each other. The building block (30) can be used for structures such as a free standing wall, retaining wall, garden wall, or columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: ANCHOR WALL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Brian BURNQUIST
  • Patent number: 10358817
    Abstract: A concrete building block includes indicators along each end to assist in aligning a pin placed in the block with a channel in a like block in a course below as a wall is being constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brian Burnquist, Jonathan Michael Schlueter
  • Patent number: 10309101
    Abstract: A multi-use block including a block body having at least a first leg. The blocks can be placed in different orientations with respect to each other to form multiple interlocking structures. The block can be a variety of materials, including concrete, and when concrete, used for making walls and columns. Methods of making and methods of use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. Johnson, Robert B. Burnquist, Steven Paul Bennett
  • Patent number: 10060125
    Abstract: A multi-use block including a block body having at least a first leg. The blocks can be placed in different orientations with respect to each other to form multiple interlocking structures. The block can be a variety of materials, including concrete, and when concrete, used for making walls and columns. Methods of making and methods of use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. Johnson, Robert B. Burnquist, Steven Paul Bennett
  • Patent number: 10030382
    Abstract: A free-standing wall includes concrete base blocks adjacent to each other forming a base course; a first set of concrete wall blocks stacked on the base course and on each other to form a first wall face; and a second set of concrete wall blocks stacked on the base course and on each other to form a second wall face that faces the opposite direction from the first wall face and that has the same number of courses as the first plurality of wall blocks. Methods of constructing the wall arrangement include laying the base blocks next to each other end to end; stacking individual blocks of a first set of blocks on the base course and then on each other to form a first wall face; stacking individual blocks of the second set of blocks on the base course and then on each other to form a second wall face that faces a direction opposite of the first wall face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Joel Wolter, Robert B. Burnquist, Harrison John Brown, Dale A. Buker, Jay J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9878465
    Abstract: A mold for making dry cast concrete blocks includes a pair of vertical shoulder forming sections, one along each of the opposite sides of the mold to form vertical front shoulders of a block. Each shoulder forming section has a shoulder roughening arrangement to result in molded, roughened shoulders of the block. Methods of making such blocks and the resulting block are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Johnson, Wally Hernandez, Paul Johnson, Mike Lidbom
  • Patent number: 9855678
    Abstract: Molds and processes that permit high-speed, mass production of retaining wall blocks having patterned or other processed front faces, as well as retaining wall blocks formed by such processes. The invention permits the front face of the block to be impressed with a pattern or otherwise directly processed, to allow the formation of pre-determined block front faces, while at the same time facilitating high-speed, high-volume production of blocks. A mirror image of the desired pattern can be created on a stripper shoe by selecting a desired three-dimensional surface from a naturally occurring or man made object and digitally scanning the selected three-dimensional pattern to create scanned data. The scanned data can then be used to machine a face of the stripper shoe that is the mirror image of the selected pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Scherer
  • Patent number: 9796110
    Abstract: A block has a front face with a first surface of non-planar roughness including at least 10% and not more than 90% of the area of the front face. The front face includes a second surface that is even and generally planar, with at least 10% and not more than 90% of the area of the front face. In one example, the first surface is a split face, and the second surface is a burnished split face. In another example, the first surface is a molded face, and the second surface is burnished. Methods of making a block include molding, curing, in some implementations splitting, and then burnishing. Walls can be constructed from these blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Hegyi
  • Patent number: 9752321
    Abstract: A multi-use block including a block body having at least a first leg. The blocks can be placed in different orientations with respect to each other to form multiple interlocking structures. The block can be a variety of materials, including concrete, and when concrete, used for making walls and columns. Methods of making and methods of use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay J. Johnson, Robert B. Burnquist, Steven Paul Bennett
  • Patent number: 9745743
    Abstract: A free-standing wall includes concrete base blocks adjacent to each other forming a base course; a first set of concrete wall blocks stacked on the base course and on each other to form a first wall face; and a second set of concrete wall blocks stacked on the base course and on each other to form a second wall face that faces the opposite direction from the first wall face and that has the same number of courses as the first plurality of wall blocks. Methods of constructing the wall arrangement include laying the base blocks next to each other end to end; stacking individual blocks of a first set of blocks on the base course and then on each other to form a first wall face; stacking individual blocks of the second set of blocks on the base course and then on each other to form a second wall face that faces a direction opposite of the first wall face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Joel Wolter, Robert B. Burnquist, Harrison John Brown, Dale A. Buker, Jay J. Johnson
  • Patent number: D789554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson
  • Patent number: D811621
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson
  • Patent number: D815307
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson
  • Patent number: D817517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson
  • Patent number: D820473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson, Robert Joel Wolter
  • Patent number: D829934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Brian Burnquist
  • Patent number: D855217
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie L. Mugge, Jay J. Johnson, Robert Joel Wolter
  • Patent number: D860477
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Bennett, Robert Brian Burnquist, Jay J. Johnson