Patents Examined by Adam G Barlow
  • Patent number: 11002009
    Abstract: A sealing to seal a wall element with a fixed frame having mullions and transoms with perpendicular ends with which the transoms are attached between the mullions. The fixed frame is fitted with at least one compartment with a rebate for a frame part with an infill element to create a wing that opens, or to replace a damaged infill element, where the seal is intended to create a windproof and watertight connection between the mullions and transoms in the corners of an aforementioned compartment, where the seal is made as a corner piece that is formed and sized such that, on the level of the corners to be sealed, it fits in the form of the rebate in the mullion and transom in question and overlaps and covers the connection between this mullion and transom at the level of the rebate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Stephanie Catharina R. Claeys, Laurens Leonard J. Claeys, Nausikaa Els P. Claeys
  • Patent number: 11002032
    Abstract: A self-centring and energy dissipating seismic isolation device of the elastomeric frictional-type for structures and industrial equipment comprises: first and second metal plates respectively joined, one to the structure or equipment and the other to its foundations, the first metal plate being fixed thereto and the second metal plate being rotatably joined thereto by a column; at least one elastomeric ring between the plates; and a central restrictive bar orthogonally joined to the first plate and extending through the elastomeric ring and through a central through-hole in the second plate, a nut being screwed to the free end of the bar and having a spherical curved-convex bottom in sliding contact and corresponding with a spherical curved-concave inner surface part of the central through-hole. An isolation system can comprise several of these devices and columns or just one pair of devices at the ends of a central column in combination with sliding support pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE
    Inventors: José Luis Almazán Campillay, Nicolás Felipe Tapia Flores
  • Patent number: 10995493
    Abstract: The profiled metal fibre with a substantially rectangular cross-section, also with bent fibre ends in the form of a clip, is used to stabilise, bond, attach or join materials and construction materials such as concrete, wood, paper and the like. The fibre edges of the fibre outer surfaces extending in the longitudinal direction of the fibre are designed as edge surfaces (2) oriented at an angle to the fibre outer surfaces in the manner of a bevel. The two wider fibre outer surfaces (3.1, 3.2) of the rectangular fibre are provided with V-shaped channels (4) extending in the longitudinal direction, wherein the edge surfaces (2) are provided with projections (6) and the V-shaped channels (4) are provided with end zones (5) that bound their longitudinal extent. The projections form anchoring heads and the end zones form anchor surfaces with respect to the material to be stabilised, bonded or attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HACANOKA GMBH
    Inventor: Karl-Hermann Stahl
  • Patent number: 10982451
    Abstract: A progressive stage load distributing and absorbing system that lies below a superstructure material which is exposed to percussive forces. The progressive stage load distributing and absorbing system is interposed between the superstructure material and a foundation. The system has a barrier layer that lies below the superstructure material and an underlayment infrastructure positioned below the barrier layer. Included in the underlayment infrastructure are hat-shaped absorbing members that have a relatively compliant stage subsystem and one or more relatively stiff stage subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: VICONIC SPORTING LLC
    Inventors: Joel Matthew Cormier, Jackson Alexander Elliott, Richard Francois Audi, Donald Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 10982443
    Abstract: The hybrid post-installed anchor for concrete is a structural anchor for installation within a hole formed in concrete. The hybrid post-installed anchor for concrete includes an anchor rod and a plurality of anchor rings mounted on and encircling the anchor rod. Each anchor ring includes a cylindrical ring, having opposed open upper and lower ends, and a plurality of fins secured to an outer surface of the cylindrical ring. Each fin has a fixed edge, which is secured to the outer surface of the cylindrical ring, and a free edge. Each fin projects radially and upwardly, such that each fin is angled with respect to a common central axis of the anchor rod and each anchor ring when the anchor rings are mounted coaxially on the anchor rod. Alternatively, the fins may be formed integrally on the anchor rod, without separate cylindrical rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Husain Abbas, Tarek H. Almusallam, Eid Shaja Alotaibi, Yousef A. Al-Salloum
  • Patent number: 10961696
    Abstract: A fabricated intelligent joint provided with particle damping chambers for energy dissipation includes a core steel frame, an external fully-fabricated steel pipe column, a fully-fabricated annular beam-column connecting assembly, a structural health detection system and particle damping chambers. The core steel frame is located in the external fully-fabricated steel pipe column, is concentric with the external fully-fabricated steel pipe column and comprises a circular hollow steel keel and a plurality of protruding steel plate wings. The external fully-fabricated steel pipe column is formed by splicing a plurality of arc steel pipe column sheets. A space between the external fully-fabricated steel pipe column and the circular hollow steel keel of the core steel frame has the particle damping chambers installed therein and has concrete poured therein. A large quantity of spherical rubber particles is contained in the particle damping chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: QINGDAO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ben Mou, Yan Wang, Yi Liu, Ye Liu
  • Patent number: 10961780
    Abstract: A mast erection system includes a first mast erection apparatus that is adapted to pivotably raise a drilling rig mast of a drilling rig assembly to an intermediate raised position wherein the drilling rig mast is oriented at a first acute angle relative to a horizontal plane, and a second mast erection apparatus that is adapted to further pivotably raise the drilling rig mast from the intermediate raised position at the first acute angle to a fully raised position wherein the drilling rig mast is oriented at a second angle relative to the horizontal plane that is greater than the first acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P.
    Inventors: Fuquan Chen, Robert Benjamin Donnally, Hua Jiang
  • Patent number: 10954674
    Abstract: A snow guard assembly heated within one or more snow guard tubes. Heating of the snow guard tube prevents excessive accumulation of snow and helps prevent snow build up and spill over above the top of the snow guard. The tubes can be length-wise separable to place and service the heating elements. The heating element can be standard heat tape or infrared LEDs. The snow guard tubes can optionally have a non-uniform cross-sectional thickness to direct the heat more efficiently in a desired orientation. The interior of the snow guard tubes can be selectively coated with infrared absorbing or reflective material to direct the heat in a desired orientation when infrared LEDs are used as a heat source. The snow guard can be attached to many types of roof surfaces including tile roofs, metal roofs with or without standing seams, and shingle roofs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory A Header
  • Patent number: 10927546
    Abstract: A system including a wall-mount hook and a perimeter pocket. The wall-mount hook is attached to a wall and includes a wall contacting portion having a top and a bottom, and a upward facing hook between the top and the bottom of the wall contacting portion. The pocket includes a top portion attached to a first and second leg on opposite ends of the top portion extending downwardly. The pocket further includes a wall attachment region including a downward facing hook and a ledge on an exterior surface of the pocket. The first leg contacts the wall, the bottom of the wall contacting portion slots into the ledge of the wall attachment region, and the downward facing hook of the wall attachment region rests on the upward facing hook of the wall-mount hook. The connection between the wall-mount hook and the pocket constrains lateral and vertical movement of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Worthington Armstrong Venture
    Inventor: Joshua L. Neal
  • Patent number: 10920420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified OSB board (oriented strand board) with an upper side and a lower side. The upper and/or lower side of the board are coated with at least two paper layers. The first paper layer is impregnated with at least one resin and the second paper layer is a raw paper layer. The invention relates further to a construction wall for a house building system, to a partition wall for a house building system and a house building system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventors: Maciej Karnicki, Rafal Przedaszek, Jaroslaw Masina, Piotr Kaczmarek, Slawomir Rogowski, Andrzej Lipinski, Grzegorz Stachów, Stanislaw Dobras, Krzysztof Przygodzki
  • Patent number: 10912443
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular mat system. More particularly, the disclosure is directed to a modular mat system with that may be built out using common pieces of mats. Specifically, a modular mat system with a mat piece with a top plate with inserts, a bottom plate with a plurality of tabs and recesses operative to engage with further mat pieces to build a mat system is discussed. The modular mat system is operative to remove water and other detritus from shoes of a user or other such platform moving across the mat system and feed it to a perimeter drain below the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Neill, Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 10907403
    Abstract: A window replacement panel including an air conditioning vent incorporated into it. A window assembly may be attached to a decorative panel with a vent disposed on a first side, and a coupling for an AC duct on an opposite side. The window may be a single, double pane, insulated, uninsulated or the like. The panel may be clad with material to harmonize with the building exterior, and the exterior vent presents a pleasing appearance. The combination of window and panel may be sized to replace an existing window, or may be used in new construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Edward Lee Pemberton
  • Patent number: 10900228
    Abstract: A data center includes a floor; a side wall configured to partition a space above the floor into a room; a plurality of server columns arranged in a row direction on the floor, each of the plurality of server columns including a plurality of servers that are arranged to form a column in a column direction; an inclined ceiling that increases in height from a first side toward a second side in the column direction; and a first cable tray configured to hold a first cable, the first cable tray being provided in a space below the inclined ceiling on the first side in the column direction, and extending along the row direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: NTT Ltd Japan Corporation, RagingWire Data Centers, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoki Morita, Kuang Min Tan, Naoki Yoshida, Taku Oyama, Jerry Gilreath, James Carlisle
  • Patent number: 10889953
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are stakes for securing concrete-casting forms to the ground (e.g., compacted earth and compacted gravel surfaces), which can be inserted and removed easily by using an impact drill or hammer drill. Modular concrete casting forms and other accessories are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: IDIZ Limited
    Inventor: Jay R. Buse
  • Patent number: 10881564
    Abstract: A seat assist device is described. The seat assist device includes a base, a lift platform having a front portion and a rear portion, with the front portion of the lift platform being pivotally connected with the base. A lifting arm is connected with the rear portion of the lift platform. The lifting arm extends from the lift platform to project beyond the front portion of the lift platform, with the lifting arm terminating in handles for grasping by a user. A lift bar is pivotally connected between the base and the lifting arm, whereby a user sitting upon the seat assist device can press downward on the handles to cause the rear portion of the lift platform to rise and, in doing so, assist the user in rising from a seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SPLANE DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Robson Lindsay Splane, David A. Chen
  • Patent number: 10874564
    Abstract: A seat assist device is described. The seat assist device includes a base, a lift platform having a front portion and a rear portion, with the front portion of the lift platform being pivotally connected with the base. A lifting arm is connected with the rear portion of the lift platform. The lifting arm extends from the lift platform to project beyond the front portion of the lift platform, with the lifting arm terminating in handles for grasping by a user. A lift bar is pivotally connected between the base and the lifting arm, whereby a user sitting upon the seat assist device can press downward on the handles to cause the rear portion of the lift platform to rise and, in doing so, assist the user in rising from a seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SPLANE DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Robson Lindsay Splane, David A. Chen
  • Patent number: 10870979
    Abstract: A method for laying a plurality of objects to form a polyhedron, the method including: determining a pattern for each of a plurality of courses constituting the polyhedron based on the type of the polyhedron and the frequency of the polyhedron; determining a unique group from each of the plurality of courses; determining members of the unique group and orientation of each the member of the unique group from the plurality of objects; and laying the plurality of objects as determined from the above steps to form the polyhedron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Spherical Block LLC
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Roberts, Nolan Kramer, Sara Perez, Jared Mason, Naqib Shahan, Nicholas Risley, Eric Chindamo, Patrick Palmer
  • Patent number: 10858855
    Abstract: The modular anti-ballistic shelter system includes two end units and, optionally, additional middle units for a wider structure. End and middle units may also stack atop each other for multi-story structures. Each unit is configured to comply with both ISO standards for size and weight, and with the U.S. Department of State Certification Standard for Forced Entry and Ballistic Resistance of Structural Systems. Each exterior wall of each end unit and each middle unit is reinforced with wall studs that penetrate the unit's structural framework of beams and frames. Even though these wall studs are welded into place, penetration of the wall studs into the beams and frames ensures acceptable blast, ballistic, and forced entry resistance even if the welds are flawed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Justin M Roberts, John M Hoemann, Craig R Ackerman
  • Patent number: 10822791
    Abstract: A drainage and ventilation mat for use in building exterior walls, roofs and basement assemblies that addresses all three of the following major concerns: drainage, cross ventilation/air flow, and compressive strength. The drainage and ventilation mat includes two layers of parallel, square strands that are overlaid at angles to create a diamond-shaped netting of two layers which provides an air space for horizontal and vertical air movement and protects the drainage plane behind it. The mat features a high compressive strength that creates an air space that can withstand extreme construction and environmental forces. The netting is configured with or without a scrim to accommodate a variety of exterior wall, roof and basement assemblies drainage and ventilation needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: John G. Hoggatt, Sarah B. Atkins Hoggatt
  • Patent number: 10822864
    Abstract: A hermetically-sealed enclosure including at least two wall elements of substantially congruent shapes, and a spacer system that defines an interior space between the wall elements. The enclosure also includes a bridge element that has one or more flexible metal foil layers extending between adjacent, respective edges of the wall elements to isolate the interior space from a surrounding environment. The bridge element is substantially free of step discontinuities in total thickness along the intended weld path, and the bridge element is bonded to each of the wall elements via an ultrasonic weld to form a continuous bond line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: V-GLASS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Petit