Patents Examined by Babajide A Demuren
  • Patent number: 10967608
    Abstract: A building panel (1) including a water resistant core (5) including thermoplastic material 21 and a surface layer (4) including thermosetting resins. Also, production methods to form a board material (1?) with a dry blend of thermoplastic particles 21a in powder form and fillers in powder form and to apply a surface layer (4) with a hot-hot lamination process to a core (5) including such board material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10968630
    Abstract: The apparatus of the Invention is a modular gas utility raceway for providing gas service within a clean room. The modular utility raceway has a front face and a back face coinciding with the inside and outside surfaces of the clean room walls. The utility raceway includes a vertically-oriented box-shaped beam that is open at the top to allow escape of any leaked gas above the ceiling of the clean room for the safety of clean room occupants. A support bracket supports gas pipes and connectors and extends above the top side of the clean room ceiling and discourages a user from blocking the open top of the box-shaped beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AES Clean Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dobson, Ralph J Melfi, Gilberto R Perez, John M Thomas
  • Patent number: 10961699
    Abstract: A method of constructing an exterior insulated wall is provided. The method includes: erecting a wall structure of vertical studs and sheathing mounted to the studs; applying a moisture barrier layer and an adhesive layer; mounting a rear surface of a mineral wool insulation board to the adhesive layer, the rear surface having vertically extending drainage grooves, a front surface of the insulation board having a reinforcing mesh adhered thereto; securing the mineral wool insulation board to the studs with corrosion resistant screws and washers; and applying a weather resistant coating on the reinforcing mesh and washers. The mineral wool insulation board includes mechanically entangled non-woven hydrophobic fibers spaced apart by air voids to define a compressible fibrous mass. The washers and screws exert pressure on a compressed zone of the compressible fibrous mass which reduces moisture permeability, increases volume percentage of fibers, and lowers volume percentage of air voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DUROCK ALFACING INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Gary Campacci
  • Patent number: 10954680
    Abstract: A portable inflatable golf studio including an arcuate shaped roof panel, first and second side panels, a floor panel, a front panel, a back panel, a projector screen, a projector, and a tracking system. The first and second side panels are positioned parallel from one another and are attached to the arcuate shaped roof panel, wherein one of the first and second side panels defines a cavity configured to receive a television monitor. The floor panel configured to connect the first and second side panels to one another. The front panel removable attached to the arcuate shaped roof panel and the first and second side panels. The back panel positioned parallel to the front panel and attached to the arcuate shaped roof panel and the first and second side panels. Each panel includes one or more of inflatable sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jeff Wibben, Nick Miller
  • Patent number: 10954676
    Abstract: A rooftop equipment attachment system includes a rooftop having a roof deck, an insulation layer positioned atop the roof deck, a plurality of metallic roof plates that secure the insulation layer to the roof deck, and a roofing membrane secured atop the insulation layer. The roofing membrane covers the plurality of metallic roof plates. The system includes a frame for supporting rooftop equipment. The frame includes a plurality of mounting supports that are positionable atop the rooftop at positions that are above at least a portion of the plurality of metallic roof plates. The plurality of mounting supports are configured to support the frame and any rooftop equipment mounted thereon. Each of the plurality of mounting supports includes a magnetic element that is configured to secure a particular one of the plurality of mounting supports with a particular one of the plurality of metallic roof plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Christopher McBride, Zebonie Sukle
  • Patent number: 10941608
    Abstract: A glass panel unit including a first panel including at least a first glass plate; a second panel arranged to face the first panel and including at least a second glass plate; a frame member formed in a shape of a frame, corresponding in shape to respective peripheral portions of the first panel and the second panel extending along edges thereof, and bonded to the peripheral portions; and at least one spacer provided in a vacuum space between the first panel and the second panel. The at least one spacer containing a polyimide, where the polyimide has an absorption edge at which an absorption index decreases in an optical absorption spectrum ranging from an ultraviolet ray to visible radiation, the absorption edge being equal to or less than 400 nm, and the polyimide includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a fluorine group and a chlorine group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10938337
    Abstract: A system for guidance and deployment of active panels on a building. One or more guide rails are coupled to a building wall. Panel units are coupled to the guide rails. An active panel can extend and contract from each panel unit. A control system conveys the panel units to an operational position on the building wall. When a panel unit is in operational position, The control system extends or retracts the respective active panel from the panel unit, and adjusts the angle of the panel unit relative to the building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas E. Carleton
  • Patent number: 10934701
    Abstract: A positioning device and method for producing a construction material body. The positioning device holds and orients a reinforcement body consisting of a textile reinforcement within a formwork. The positioning device comprises first and second holding part groups arranged on a main body. At least one of the two holding part groups is movable between holding and release positions. In the holding position, each holding part acts on an associated location of engagement on the reinforcement body. In the release position, the distance between the holding parts is different from the distance between the locations of engagement on the reinforcement body, such that the positioning device is brought into engagement with the reinforcement body or can be removed therefrom. In the release position, independent handling of the positioning device relative to the reinforcement body is possible. To switch between the holding and release positions, an actuation device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Solidian GmbH
    Inventor: Johann Pfaff
  • Patent number: 10920413
    Abstract: A pergola system and bracket is described, which includes a frame having a plurality of vertical spaced apart posts, and horizontal frame members each of which have an internal reinforcing rod passing through at least a portion of the posts/frame members. The internal reinforcing rods are removably secured to a corner connecting element which then connects the posts/frame members to each other making it easier to construct and provides increased stability to the structure upon completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Nicholas
  • Patent number: 10914072
    Abstract: A rebar support comprising: an elongate body have a first plurality of rebar cradles disposed along its length for holding rebars in a first direction; a plurality of chairs located along a back of the elongate body, each of the chairs including at least one cradle for holding steel reinforcement members in a second direction at right angles to the first direction; and first and second complementary engagement formations located at opposed ends of the elongate body for facilitating end-to-end fastening of two or more rebar supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: JALT Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Jeremy Alan Paulger
  • Patent number: 10914063
    Abstract: A waterproofing system including at least two different layers, one layer being a mounting layer and one other layer being a functional layer, the two layers being directly or indirectly connected to each other over at least parts of their opposing surfaces, wherein the functional layer includes at least a thermoplastic polymer and at least a mineral binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Yang Soo Lee, Jy Kang, Sangyong Kim
  • Patent number: 10913235
    Abstract: A polyisocyanurate foam insulation product is produced from an isocyanate component, a polyol-containing component, and a blowing agent. The polyol-containing component includes a first polyol and a second polyol, a fire retardant, and one or more surfactants, wherein the first polyol and the second polyol have different hydroxyl numbers, or have different functionalities, or differ in both hydroxyl number and functionality. In some formulations, the polylol-containing component may include a fire retardant, a metallo-organinc compound, or combinations thereof. The cell size of the foam may be less than 120 microns. The polyol-containing component may include a mixture of polyols having different functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Malay Nandi, Lance Wang, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 10906627
    Abstract: A laminated glazing includes a first and a second glass sheet that are bonded by a first interlayer adhesive layer, a peripheral zone of the laminated glazing being covered by a stepped metal element, a window press that is rigidly connected to the structure for mounting the laminated glazing making contact with the laminated glazing, so as to hold the laminated glazing secure to its mounting structure, an electrical conductor linking the stepped metal element and the structure for mounting the laminated glazing by way of the window press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE, AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Marie-Hélène Debrus, Thomas Tondu, Hugo Canales, Franck Flourens, Catherine Unfer, Osmin Delverdier
  • Patent number: 10895080
    Abstract: A deck system including hold-down devices for attaching deck boards to deck support structures and a siding system including attachment devices for mounting siding boards to wall structures. Hold-down devices are attached to deck support structures by horizontally-extending fasteners and attach the deck boards to the deck support structures without fasteners providing paths for water to pass through the deck boards into the support structures. Deck board engagement members of the hold-down device extend into slots in deck boards. Siding board attachment devices are mounted on upright surfaces of wall structures using horizontally extending fasteners. Siding boards are mounted with a standoff distance providing ventilation space behind and between siding boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Duncan MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 10883278
    Abstract: System, device, and method of reinforcement for raised-floors and for equipment thereon. A system includes a vertical support member to fixedly connect to a top-tier of a raised-floor and to a bottom-tier of the raised floor. The vertical support member includes an internal rod surrounded by an external pipe. The internal rod and the external pipe are connected via a top-side cap and a bottom-side cap. A modular-length slanted support member is further connected to the vertical support member. The slanted support member is fixedly connected to the bottom-tier of the raised floor, or to another, neighboring, vertical support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DYNAMICA DESIGN LTD.
    Inventors: Rami Shahar, Jacob Glaubman, Anatoly Kovadlo
  • Patent number: 10883274
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for holding a panel in a u-channel comprising a rocking grip configured to be positioned in the u-channel on a first side of the panel and a tilting grip configured to be positioned in the u-channel on a second side of the panel, opposite the first side for adjusting an angular position of the panel. The rocking grip includes a rotatable rocking plate for abutting the first side of the panel. The tilting grip includes a tilting plate for abutting the second side of the panel a moveable top cam for rotating the tilting plate in a first direction and a moveable bottom cam for rotating the tilting plate in a second direction, opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Vancouver Glazing Hardware Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Cocks
  • Patent number: 10865583
    Abstract: A land-based drilling rig includes a first substructure and a second substructure, the second substructure being positioned generally parallel to the first substructure. The land-based drilling rig also includes a drill rig floor coupled to the first and second substructures, the drill rig floor including a V-door. The side of the drill rig floor has the V-door defining a V-door side of the drill rig floor, where the V-door side of the drill rig floor is parallel to the first substructure. The first and second substructures pivotably support the drill rig floor. The land-based drilling rig also includes a mast, the mast mechanically coupled to one or more of the first substructure, the second substructure, and the drill rig floor. The mast is pivotably coupled to one or more of the first substructure, the second substructure, and the drill rig floor by a mast pivot point. The mast includes a V-door side, the V-door side of the mast parallel to the first or second substructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC.
    Inventors: Padira Reddy, Ashish Gupta
  • Patent number: 10858839
    Abstract: A roofing, cladding or siding product which is light weight, easy to install, durable, and resistant to environmental wear includes a module that can be used to form a weatherproof covering over top of a building surface. The module can also form a weatherproof covering, and be used as part of a thermal energy recovery or removal system. The module can also form part of a thermal energy recovery system that includes an array of solar cells to generate electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Zinniatek Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Ashton Cyril Partridge, John Wason McKee, Christopher Charles Morrow, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham, Johan Miros Kvasnicka, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu
  • Patent number: 10856472
    Abstract: A mow strip, mow strip kit/assembly. There are front and back brackets coupled to an elongated mow strip body. The brackets, coupled to the base of a pair of adjacent fence posts, include flat protrusions extending orthogonally from a mounting plate. The elongated mow strip body has a flat side parallel to flat side of the fence posts to make a flush connection. The top of the mow strip includes a groove into which a fence rail may be disposed. A mounting structure on each face of the mow strip includes slits shaped and positioned to receive the protrusion of the brackets. The slits extend along and through an end of the bottom surface of the mow strip such that at the end of the bottom surface the elongated mow strip body may be vertically lowered directly onto one of the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Justin M. Brown, Derek Bosch
  • Patent number: 10851541
    Abstract: A system for creating a durable seal between adjacent panels, including those which may be subject to temperature expansion and contraction or mechanical shear having a cover plate, a rail, and an elastically-compressible core adjacent the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson