Patents Examined by Brent W Herring
  • Patent number: 10597877
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fitting for connecting and laying panels, boards or planks on a supporting body, having a main body and a spacer, wherein the main body has at least two fastening devices for connecting the fitting and board and for connecting the fitting and supporting surface, wherein the spacer and main body are arranged predominantly at right angles to one another in the operating state, characterized in that the main body and spacer are connectable together in a releasable manner by a third fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ALFER ALUMINIUM GESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventor: Thomas Wilbs
  • Patent number: 10597933
    Abstract: A glass panel unit includes a first pane of glass, and a second pane of glass facing the first pane of glass with the panes of glass spaced a predetermined interval apart. The glass panel includes a seal disposed between the panes of glass and joined to them in an airtight manner, and an interior space encompassed with the panes of glass and the seal. The glass panel unit includes: a partition wall disposed in the interior space and divides the interior space into a first space as a vacuum space and a second space; an air release vent formed in a first or second pane of glass and communicates with the second space; and a blocking member provided in the air release vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10589945
    Abstract: A protective panel for shielding a dock pad while loading and unloading cargo includes a protective panel, a plurality of mounting holes, and a plurality of panel fasteners. The protective panel is mounted to a metallic door jamb of a loading dock via the plurality of panel fasteners. The plurality of mounting holes in turn allow the plurality of panel fasteners to attach to the protective pad. The protective panel includes a flat body and a curved body. The flat body protects the side of the dock pad, whereas the curved body protects the edge of the dock pad. As such, the flat body is connected adjacent to the curved body. Finally, each of the plurality of panel fasteners is attached to a corresponding hole from the plurality of mounting holes. Thus, the number of panel fasteners can be adjusted depending on the size and weight of the protective pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Ernest Martell
  • Patent number: 10584530
    Abstract: A transmission device of a window shade includes a top box, a bottom bar and a shade located between the top box and the bottom bar. A first scrolling member and a second scrolling member are respectively connected to the first and second rails in the top box, and a movable unit is movably engaged with the first rail and between the first and second scrolling members. A transmission cord wraps around the first and second roller units of the movable unit, and the transmission cord wraps around the first and second roller units of the first scrolling member. Two ends of the transmission cord extend through the top box, the shade and are connected to the bottom bar. The length of the transmission cord can be stored between the first and second rollers so as to be cooperated with a longer shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CHING FENG HOME FASHIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng Ying Hsu, Chun Jan Hsu
  • Patent number: 10584496
    Abstract: A roof ridge vent comprises a body including inner and outer surfaces, first and second ends, and first and second sides. First and second edge portions disposed at or about the first and second sides, respectively, include vent openings for the passage of air and baffles for shielding the vent openings. A central portion is disposed between the first edge portion and the second edge portion. The central portion has a first height, and the body tapers as it extends laterally outward from the central portion to the first edge portion and second edge portion such that the first and second edge portions have a reduced height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AIR VENT, INC.
    Inventors: Robert B. Holland, Grayson Griffin, Rochelle D. Wellhausen-Grimm
  • Patent number: 10577860
    Abstract: A hidden fastener screen installation system is disclosed which includes a plurality of screen frame extrusions cooperating to form an opening across which a screen is positioned, wherein each screen frame extrusion defines at least one mounting surface configured to receive a plurality of mechanical fasteners to retain the screen frame extrusion to a portion of a building structure, and wherein at least one mounting rib extends outwardly from the mounting surface. The system further includes a trim mold defining a channel configured to closely receive and retain the mounting rib, wherein the screen is received in the channel and is retained by cooperation between the trim mold and the mounting rib, and wherein a portion of the trim mold is configured to extend over the fasteners such that the fasteners are hidden upon installation of the trim mold on the screen frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Home Improvement Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Seuberling, William F. Browning
  • Patent number: 10576910
    Abstract: A door edge guard has a transverse cross section in which a corner edge of a laminated strip from which the door edge guard is formed applies retention force against an inside-facing surface of a door edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ADELL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Loren S. Adell, Marvin M. Adell, Michael L. Adell
  • Patent number: 10557262
    Abstract: A modular panel and component system from which a variety of wall segments, wall structures, and enclosures may be rapidly assembled, and disassembled. In addition to the wall panels, interior finish panels may be included which are adapted to be hung from rails secured to the inside of adjacent wall panels. The system may also include door assemblies or window assemblies, or both, and ancillary brackets and hardware to facilitate the assembly of the contemplated wall structures and enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: McCain Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Moran, Stephany Lugardo, Donald Martin Engh
  • Patent number: 10551005
    Abstract: An inflatable structure for gas storage includes an inner bladder containing a gas for storage and an outer wall spaced from the inner bladder. An intermediate space between the bladder and the outer wall is pressurized with a gas (such as air) other than the storage gas so that the structure is protected from environmental conditions such as wind and snow loading. The bladder and outer wall may be flexible fabric membranes and may be provided with lightweight support frames. The structures may be combined in a network of like structures for large scale storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Waldemar Ptaszek
  • Patent number: 10544588
    Abstract: The invention relates to a masonry reinforcement structure (100) comprising at least two assemblies (102) of grouped metal filaments, at least one positioning element (104) for positioning the assemblies (102) of grouped metal filaments in a predetermined position and a polymer coating (110) for securing the assemblies (102) of grouped metal filaments in this predetermined position. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such masonry reinforcement structure (100) and to a roll comprising such a masonry reinforcement structure (100). The invention further relates to masonry reinforced with such masonry reinforcement structure (100) and to a method to apply such masonry reinforcement structure (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Henk Cornelus, David Six, Frederik Vervaecke, Nadine Van De Velde
  • Patent number: 10544578
    Abstract: A flashing for concrete board siding includes a substantially rigid panel, a guide protrusion, an interior protrusion and at least one strip of adhesive double-sided tape. The guide protrusion and interior protrusion are integrally formed with the panel at opposing ends. The at least one strip of adhesive double-sided tape is on an exterior face of the panel. In an embodiment, a channel separates two or more strips. Some embodiments include at least one groove disposed between two or more strips. Further, a method of installing concrete board siding to a structure includes fastening a first piece of cement board siding to the structure, providing an embodiment of the flashing disclosed herein, positioning the interior protrusion on the top edge, adhering a second piece of cement board siding to the least one strip of adhesive double-sided tape and fastening the second piece of cement board siding to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Todd DeBuff
  • Patent number: 10544577
    Abstract: A member-to-member planar connection bracket that includes multiple repeated fuse element configurations that each provide a pre-determined inelastic load-carrying capacity and a reliable inelastic deformation capacity upon development of one or more inelastic hinge locations within the fuse elements. The fuse configurations are interconnected in series such that the total deformation accommodated between first end of the bracket and second end of the bracket is the sum of deformations accommodated by the individual fuse configurations. Multiple brackets are configured in laminar configurations and interconnected to create a connection assembly that provides increased strength or increased deformation capacity as compared to an individual bracket. The connection assembly is used to connect a first structural member and second structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Novel Structures, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick McManus, Jay Puckett, Jack Petersen
  • Patent number: 10538206
    Abstract: A cargo space divider net configured to be arranged in a vehicle in a first mounting position or a second mounting position, the cargo space divider net including a winding shaft; a winding shaft housing in which the winding shaft is rotatably supported; a pull out profile; a web shaped net contexture which is arranged with a first edge at the winding shaft and with an edge that is remote from the winding shaft at the pull out profile; a retrieval drive which causes a wind up of the net contexture onto the winding shaft and against whose winding force the net contexture is pullable from the winding shaft into a first functional position or a second functional position as a function of a mounting position of the cargo space divider net in the motor vehicle; a pull out limiter which prevents a pull out travel of the net contexture beyond an amount that is necessary for reaching a functional position, wherein the cargo space divider net includes a detection device configured to detect the mounting position, wher
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Macauto Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Holger Seel
  • Patent number: 10526784
    Abstract: A yoke for a ceiling suspension system is disclosed. For example, the yoke may include a yoke body having an upper end configured to be mounted only to another yoke, or to an extension mounted to the other yoke. The yoke body may have a lower end having a first mount configured to be mounted to a first ceiling support member (CSM), and a second mount configured to be mounted to a second CSM that differs from the first CSM. In one version, no portion of the yoke body extends through any portion of the first CSM and the second CSM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CEILINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robin Czyzewicz, Thomas G. Murray, Stephen Engel
  • Patent number: 10519684
    Abstract: A technique for reinforcing a telecommunication tower includes attaching a temporary structure to a vertical portion of the tower, transferring antenna equipment from the vertical portion of the tower to the temporary structure, and reinforcing the vertical portion of the tower while the transferred antenna equipment continues to operate. Once the vertical portion of the tower has been reinforced, the antenna equipment is transferred from the temporary structure back to the vertical portion of the tower. The temporary structure may then be moved to any other vertical portion of the tower, where the above acts may be repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ATC IP LLC
    Inventors: Diego Michi, Heriberto Puga, Iván Rubio, Jaime Gómez, José Tlaxcala, Karina Cortés, Marco Velázquez, Miguel Soto, Saraí Bernal
  • Patent number: 10519661
    Abstract: A metal roofing material according to the present invention comprises: a front substrate 2 having a body portion 20, the body portion 20 being comprised of a metal sheet and being formed into a box shape; a back substrate disposed on a back side of the front substrate 2 so as to cover an opening of the body portion 20; a core material filled between the body portion 20 and the back substrate, the metal roofing material being arranged side by side on a roof base together with other metal roofing materials, wherein at least one edge indicator 22 in the form of protrusion is provided at an edge portion of a top plate 20a of the body portion 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Nisshin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Izumi, Yuugo Oota, Tomoyuki Nagatsu
  • Patent number: 10513858
    Abstract: An industrialized construction process is provided in which the filling material (8) is poured in situ on empty segments (3) prefabricated ex situ. The process comprises the prefabrication of empty segments (3) including the assembling of steel reinforcement elements (9) and assembling fixing elements (4) whereby these comprise rigid elements (22) and at least part of the moulds (13), which occur at a location (5) ex situ; transport and placement of the empty segments (3) in the final position in the structure (1); pouring the filling material (8); consolidation or curing of the filling material; prestressing the structure (1); and removal of the moulds (13) and fixing elements (4). The present invention also relates to a construction system adapted for carrying out the construction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PGPI—MARCAS E PATENTES, S.A
    Inventors: Pedro Alvares Ribeiro Do Carmo Pacheco, David Fernandes Martins Ramos, Diogo Teixeira Graca Moura, Hugo Edgar Norberto Soares Coelho, Pedro Henrique Baptista Borges
  • Patent number: 10501942
    Abstract: A telescoping rail assembly for a roof hatch includes a bracket configured to couple to the roof hatch, where the roof hatch is configured to provide access to a roof of a building, a post coupled to the bracket and configured to extend from the roof hatch and outward from the roof, and a telescoping rail having a first portion and a second portion, where the first portion and the second portion are slidably adjustable with respect to one another, and where the telescoping rail is disposed along a portion of a perimeter of the roof hatch to enable the telescoping rail assembly to enclose an area that includes the roof hatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Palasek, Joshua Munger
  • Patent number: 10500935
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for vehicle covers. For example, a method of covering a vehicle is provided including placing a pre-folded vehicle cover between front and rear wheels of the vehicle and then driving the vehicle forwards until the rear wheels of the vehicle are on top of the vehicle cover. The method includes extending a rear portion of the vehicle cover and driving the vehicle backwards until the front wheels of the vehicle are on top of the vehicle cover. The method further includes extending a front portion of the vehicle cover and covering at least a bottom and at least part of each side of the vehicle with the vehicle cover to form a barrier underneath and at least partially around the vehicle. The method can also include covering a top of the vehicle and entirely enclosing the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: VPROTECH, INC.
    Inventor: Marc B. Garnick
  • Patent number: 10501930
    Abstract: A deck connector for coupling deck boards is disclosed. The deck connector comprises a frame comprising holes and first openings. The first openings are provided near ends of the frame. The deck connector further comprises an arm extending over the length of the frame. The arm is coupled to the frame perpendicularly. The arm comprises a plurality of cut sections provided in axis with the first openings at the frame. The arm and frame are used to couple and secure the deck boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Hyett, Brittney Hyett