Patents Examined by Adriana Figueroa
  • Patent number: 11142904
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an insulated structure includes a frame comprising a plurality of wall studs coupled together and a plurality of foam boards attached to the frame to form a continuous insulative wall. A plurality of fasteners attaches the foam boards to the frame. Each fastener includes an elongate shaft and a cap. The elongate shaft is configured to penetrate through a foam board and into a wall stud to couple the components together. The cap is configured to be positioned atop a foam board to distribute a load relatively evenly to the foam board. A sealing tape is applied across seams between adjacent foam boards and over the fasteners' caps to seal the wall. A sealing caulk is applied to secondary fasteners and penetrations to seal the wall. In some embodiments, the structure has a fastener density of about 1 fastener per 243 in2 of foam board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kathryn Fink Miks, Ralph Michael Fay, Thomas S Calzavara, Francis John Babineau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11136766
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of assembled panels in buildings, and discloses an easy-to-assemble panel. In one embodiment, an extension block is provided on a side surface of one side of the splicing panel, a convex block is provided on a side surface of the other side of the splicing panel, and a self-adhesive layer is provided on a bottom surface of the splicing panel. A limiting groove is formed between a bottom wall of the extension block and the side surface, close to the extension block, of the splicing panel. An engaging block is provided at one end, away from the splicing panel, of the extension block, and an engaging groove matching with the engaging block is provided in the side surface, close to the convex block, of the splicing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU LANGYUE NEW MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoping Li, Bin Wu
  • Patent number: 11131074
    Abstract: A vertical manhole apparatus for use in a waste facility to provide access to one or more leachate collection pipe access points. The vertical manhole is stabilized using stabilizing features extending out from a vertical pipe of the vertical manhole apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Tetra Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Torresani, Kyle Kneser
  • Patent number: 11124984
    Abstract: A system for damping vibration of a tower structure at a selected one or more natural frequencies of the tower structure. The system includes a tank assembly with one or more tanks, and a fluid positioned in the tank to a preselected depth above a floor. The tank includes wall(s) defining an average travelling distance of a wave through the fluid initiated by the vibration of the tower structure at the natural frequency. The system includes one or more inserts located on the floor in the tank for damping movement of the fluid. The preselected depth and the average travelling distance are selected so that the fluid is movable at the selected natural frequency and out of phase with the vibration of the tower structure, to dampen the vibration of the tower structure at the selected natural frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Turris Corp.
    Inventor: John M. F. Wahba
  • Patent number: 11117350
    Abstract: A wall structure with a first dampening element (A) includes at least one layer (20,20a-c) configured to form an acoustic inner surface and/or to dampen sound; a first stopping element (B) including at least one layer (30) configured to stop sound; a second dampening element (C) including at least one layer (40,40?,50) configured to form an acoustic inner surface and/or to dampen sound; and a second stopping element (D) comprising at least one layer (60) configured to stop sound; wherein the layers of the first (A) and second (C) dampening element comprise porous and/or open cell material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Framery Oy
    Inventor: Samu Hällfors
  • Patent number: 11104212
    Abstract: A vehicle bodywork panel is formed by an outer wall supported by a structural lining. The structural lining is produced by molding a plastic or composite material. The structural lining may include stiffeners arranged to provide said bodywork panel with a given amount of mechanical strength. One or more added connection elements connect separate fastening points disposed on the structural lining and each end of each of the connection elements is inserted into a housing disposed on a stiffener. The rigidity of the connection elements is adapted to suppress a vibration response of the stiffeners. The housing and the connection element may form a flush-mounted connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Bertrand Roze, Mylène Martinez-Robbe
  • Patent number: 11104365
    Abstract: A method for using a mobile anchor cart assembly can include repositioning a cart of the mobile anchor cart assembly from an anchored position to a mobile position on a ground surface, the cart including a frame defining a front side and a rear side, the frame defining a front foot and a rear foot, the front foot and the rear foot resting upon the ground surface in the anchored position, the front foot and the rear foot clearing the ground surface in the mobile position; and an axle assembly mounted on the front side, the axle assembly clearing the ground surface in the anchored position, the axle assembly contacting the ground surface in the mobile position, the front foot positioned between the axle assembly and the rear foot; and rolling the mobile anchor cart assembly along the ground surface with the axle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Charles J. MacKarvich
  • Patent number: 11105093
    Abstract: Disclosed is a support structure on which a floor panel is seated. The support structure includes a beam element disposed along an axis, a post supporting the beam element, a beam element bracket seated on top of the beam element, a seat pad seated on top of the beam element bracket, and supporting the floor panel, and a seat pad connection member connecting the beam element bracket and the seat pad to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Myunsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11098487
    Abstract: A rebar chair with a gravel particle affixed to each distal tip of the chair for providing a concealing offset between each distal tip and a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Molin Concrete Products Company
    Inventor: Michael John Rufenacht
  • Patent number: 11091906
    Abstract: A vacuum insulating material providing assembly, which can be used to provide the vacuum insulating material to the interior corners, exterior corners and/or window edge portions of a building, includes corner members positioned at the interior corners, exterior corners or window edges of the building, wherein the corner member has: a base plate; a first cantilever plate extending from one end of the base plate in the vertical direction; and a second cantilever plate extending from the base plate in the direction parallel to the first cantilever plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Soon-Bok Jeon
  • Patent number: 11085187
    Abstract: A roofing shingle includes a visible region for guiding an installer on proper placement of fasteners that secure the shingle to a surface. The visible region is formed by abrading material from the shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Grubka, Jay D. Beck
  • Patent number: 11085196
    Abstract: A four-device-in-one skybox dehydrator sauna wind-redirecting bungalow comprises: adjustable louver blades attached to side gutter beams for preventing rainwater from getting into the bungalow and adjustably controlling amount of sunlight that shines into the bungalow, chutes formed to the side gutter beams and end gutter beams, solar-rechargeable batteries installed within adjustable louver blades for powering led lights and saving costs of replacing non-rechargeable alkaline batteries and helping reduce carbon footprint, a solar panel mounted to adjustable louver blades for collecting solar energy to charge and recharge rechargeable batteries and saving energy costs associated with lighting the bungalow and saving costs of replacing with non-rechargeable alkaline batteries and providing freedom to place the bungalow away from a power outlet and helping reduce carbon footprint, panel frames, panel inserts inserted within the panel frames for enabling the bungalow to become a sauna and a skybox and a dehydrat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Dee Volin
  • Patent number: 11085200
    Abstract: A climbing device for carrying out a movement relative to a tower, to a part-ring segment for a tower, to a tower, to a wind power installation, and to a method for producing a tower. A climbing device for carrying out a movement relative to a tower, comprising a main body having a longitudinal extent from a first end to a second end, wherein the second end in an operating state faces a foundation of a tower; at least one first climbing element having an extent between a first inner end and a first holding end; at least one second climbing element having an extent between a second inner end and a second holding end; wherein the first climbing element is disposed and configured for carrying out a first holding movement of the first holding end relative to the main body, by way of a first holding movement direction that is orthogonal to the longitudinal extent, and/or for carrying out a first climbing movement of the first holding end relative to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Knoop
  • Patent number: 11078662
    Abstract: The structure includes a panel and upper and lower mounting units. The panel includes plate members, a rectangular frame spacer, and a core member. Right and left frame parts of the spacer are configured as straight tubular side spacers. Each of the upper and lower mounting units includes: a fixing plate to be fixed onto the upper or lower frame part of a building; mounting members connected inside respective upper or lower end portions of the side spacers such that the mounting members are slidable in an upward/downward direction; and coupling members coupling the mounting members to the fixing plate. Each of the coupling members runs, in a rightward/leftward direction, through an associated one of the mounting members and the fixing plate to couple the associated mounting member rotatably with respect to the fixing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL COATED SHEET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Harada, Yoshio Kayama, Mitsuhiko Yazaki, Tomoyuki Kawazoe, Atsushi Matsushita, Yuuji Yamano
  • Patent number: 11078663
    Abstract: A wall fastener assembly for retaining an exterior wall covering alongside a wall includes a screw, an elongated shank and a washer. The shank is configured to provide a space for a layer of insulation between the exterior wall covering and the wall. The shank comprises a center bore extending along the length of the shank for receiving the screw configured to secure the wall fastener assembly to the wall. The shank also includes a pair of flanges positioned opposite the wall. The pair of flanges form a groove between them. The groove configured to receive a masonry tie, wire tie or a girt track. The washer includes a central portion comprising a center hole for receiving the shank. The wire tie includes a narrow portion configured to be retained by the groove. A seal may be provided on the shank to seal the wall fastener assembly with the insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Wigboldy, Mitchell B. Mahler, David Boyd
  • Patent number: 11078053
    Abstract: A structural support that can be used as a truss girder bridge crane, or the like. The support includes one or more rows 13 of segments 15, that are arranged in side by side relation along the length of the support. Each row 13 has extending there through at least one tensioning element 14 which is anchored at opposite ends of the row and is pretensioned with respect to the row in order to hold the segments of the row together. A support preferably includes one row 13 of segments 15 in a lower chord 11 of the support and another row 13 of segments in an upper chord of the support. Vertical framework is mounted between the chords with ends secured adjacent the segments 15 by the tensioning element. The individual segments and the tensioning elements may be directed to a construction site at the location of use and assembled into rows and the appropriate structural construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: STAHL CraneSystems GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Golder
  • Patent number: 11060291
    Abstract: An improved gutter flashing is disclosed. The gutter flashing can be installed on a preexisting fascia board of a building, and is compatible with the installation gutter hangers, leaf protection devices, and pre-existing drip edges or gutter flashing. The gutter flashing can be installed without placing additional holes for screws, nails or other securing devices other than the attaching devices that attach the gutter to the fascia board. The gutter flashing comprises a lower spacer portion, a substantially vertical arm with a substantially u-shaped spacing portion to receive the lower angled leg of the preexisting drip edge. Diverter arm rests on top of the roof portion of the preexisting drip edge and extends into approximately the midline of the gutter to divert water away from the structure and into the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Karl J. Gramling
  • Patent number: 11060277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sound absorber arrangement comprising multiple sound absorber elements that are arranged in a room having walls and a ceiling that closes off the room at the top. Multiple adjacently situated sound absorber elements form one or more absorber strips that extend(s), at least in sections, along an upper abutting edge extending between the wall and ceiling of the room. The sound absorber elements have a width of 200-400 mm and a thickness of 40-65 mm. The sound absorber elements have a length-specific flow resistance in the range of 5-20 kPa*s/m4. The invention further relates to a sound-insulated room having such a sound absorber arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: LIAVER GMBH & CO.KG
    Inventors: Christian Hoppe, Ronald Tschiersch
  • Patent number: 11053676
    Abstract: A structure-lining apparatus for lining one or more surfaces of a structure formed from curable material cast in a form. The apparatus comprises a plurality of panels. The panels are connected at their respective edges in an edge-to-edge connection to provide a structure-lining surface. A plurality of anchoring components project from the panels into the liquid material during fabrication of the structure. The anchoring components each comprise one or more anchoring features which are encased in the material as the material solidifies to thereby bond the anchoring components to the structure. The plurality of anchoring components comprises one or more connector-type anchoring components for connecting to corresponding connector-type anchoring components on adjacent edges of a corresponding edge-adjacent panel to connect the edge-adjacent panels in an edge-adjacent relationship. The apparatus comprises one or more breakaway components on at least one of the plurality of panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CFS Concrete Forming Systems Inc.
    Inventors: George David Richardson, Semion Krivulin, Zi Li Fang, Yue Heng Leung
  • Patent number: 11053697
    Abstract: A subfloor assembly that supports a flooring section on a substrate. The subfloor assembly includes a subfloor section and a resilient component. The subfloor section includes an offset groove in an underside of the subfloor section. The offset groove is defined by a side of the groove spaced apart from an opposing side of the groove and a ceiling spanning between the side and the opposing side and sloped relative to an upper surface of the substrate. The resilient component is positioned in the offset groove and between the ceiling and the upper surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Erlin A. Randjelovic