Patents Examined by Brian E. Glessner
  • Patent number: 11959280
    Abstract: Roofing shingles are disclosed that are capable of self-adhering to a roof deck or underlayment and/or other roofing shingles and that require few or no mechanical fasteners to remain attached to the roof. By appropriate positioning of sealant lines on the shingle, direct adhesion between the shingle and the roof deck or underlayment and/or other roofing shingles can be achieved. If the shingle is laminated, the layers may be mechanically attached with indentations in the common bond area. The nail zone of the shingle may be visually indicated with fines and/or one or more paint lines. A roofing system comprising a plurality of courses of the shingles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Daniel E. Boss, Ming-Liang Shiao, James Svec, Chris Searcy, Nicholas Thurston
  • Patent number: 11959281
    Abstract: Roofing shingles are disclosed that are capable of self-adhering to a roof deck or underlayment and/or other roofing shingles and that require few or no mechanical fasteners to remain attached to the roof. By appropriate positioning of sealant lines on the shingle, direct adhesion between the shingle and the roof deck or underlayment and/or other roofing shingles can be achieved. If the shingle is laminated, the layers may be mechanically attached with indentations in the common bond area. The nail zone of the shingle may be visually indicated with fines and/or one or more paint lines. A roofing system comprising a plurality of courses of the shingles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Daniel E. Boss, Ming-Liang Shiao, James Svec, Chris Searcy, Nicholas Thurston
  • Patent number: 11959285
    Abstract: A cladding panel and a method of forming a cladding panel. The panel comprises a plurality of facing building members mounted on a backing of settable material. The facing building members are mounted in rows which are usually aligned horizontally in use, with settable material located in joints between adjacent building members in the rows, and settable material located in joints between neighbouring rows of facing building members. The joints between adjacent facing building members in a row are not aligned with the joints between adjacent facing building members in neighbouring rows of facing building members. The facing building members have front faces and a rear side, with recesses in the rear side of at least some of the facing building members in each row. The recesses extend part way into the facing building member and receive settable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TECTONIC FACADES LIMITED
    Inventor: Harvey Richard Thorp
  • Patent number: 11955922
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a solar device. The solar device includes: a solar panel, having a first surface and a second surface arranged oppositely; and a support assembly, used to support the solar panel, herein the support assembly includes a support base and a support rod, the support base is arranged on the second surface, the support base is provided with an upper mounting hole and a lower mounting hole, the upper mounting hole and the lower mounting hole are arranged on the support base at intervals along a vertical direction, and the support rod may be selectively connected with the upper mounting hole or the lower mounting hole to adjust the inclination angle of the solar panel. Through a technical scheme provided by this disclosure, problems in an existing technology that the transportation is inconvenient and the power generation efficiency is low may be solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: XIAMEN DONESTY ECOMMERCE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 11946245
    Abstract: A connector assembly, having an upper connector, a pin coupling the upper connector to a lower connector and a gusset plate sandwiched between the upper and lower connectors. Also, disclosed is a hoistable connector assembly, a lifting frame assembly, a coupling system for modular frame units, a method for assembling a module unit using the connector assembly, and a modular frame unit and building having the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Z-MODULAR HOLDING, INC.
    Inventor: Julian Bowron
  • Patent number: 11946242
    Abstract: A modular framing system with assorted connection devices which permit customization of the modular frame system for a variety of purposes. Connection devices include bases, adapters, extenders, connectors and enclosers. Connection devices have male and/or female components allowing the connection devices to fit together in a variety of configurations to form a variety of modular frames. A further connection device is an attachment connector that is connected to a side wall opening of the base, adapter, extender, connector or encloser and creates a platform that may be varied in size and an object may be placed on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Thriller Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Andres Antonio Pareja Garcia
  • Patent number: 11949367
    Abstract: A solar power system for a metal shingled roof, including: a plurality of metal roofing shingles; and a plurality of solar module mounting assemblies, wherein each of the solar module mounting assemblies has upper and lower module cleats that support upper and lower solar module frames thereon such that the upper and lower module frames are both spaced apart in a direction parallel to the roof, and spaced apart in a direction perpendicular to the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: THE R&D LAB COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Atchley, Kyle Tripp, Ian Crecelius
  • Patent number: 11939776
    Abstract: A slatwall assembly and related slatwall for covering an existing wall. The slatwall assembly includes a surface profile and a reinforcing profile, at least one of the two being attachable to the existing wall. The surface profile includes a front vertical panel that is positionable with respect to the existing wall to define a gap therebetween and provide coverage thereto. The reinforcing profile is operatively coupled to the surface profile. The material of the reinforcing profile can be stronger than the material of the surface profile for reinforcement thereof when coupled together. The reinforcing profile can be operatively coupled to the surface profile so as to be held together for attachment onto the existing wall. The surface profile can be configured to cover at least a portion of the reinforcing profile, so as not to expose the reinforcing profile when an entire slatwall is assembled from the plurality of slatwall assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Solutions Murales Proslat, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Letham
  • Patent number: 11933057
    Abstract: A tie system can include a concrete tie, a tie sleeve, and one or more tie sleeve connectors. The tie sleeve has a channel extending therethrough between first and second ends with openings at each end to provide access to the channel. The channel and openings are configured to have the concrete tie disposed partially within the channel with ends of the tie extending out of the openings. The tie sleeve connector has a generally T-shape formed by a first portion and a second portion. The first portion can be selectively inserted into and secured within the channel. The second portion extends from the first portion and is configured to be connected to another component such as an insulation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ICF Building Systems LLC
    Inventor: Alma Jessop
  • Patent number: 11933039
    Abstract: A mounting and alignment system for building panels. A mounting bracket comprises a lower component affixable to a building support and an upper component from which a panel can be hung. A bearing assembly between the upper and lower components transfers load from the upper component to the lower component and allows the horizontal position of the upper component and thereby the panel to be easily adjusted. Mullion guides on the sides and extending over the panel top interact with mullion guides on other panels and automatically adjust the horizontal position of a panel as the panel is lowed in place from a relatively large horizontal placement tolerance a smaller placement tolerance required for other interacting structures on adjacent sides of installed panel. After the panel is installed, mullion guides on the adjacent panel sides can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ASSEMBLY OSM, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Vittadini, Alessandro Massarotto, Marco Zardetto, Luca Andreetta, Sameer Kumar, Matt Kirkham
  • Patent number: 11920356
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to building surface panels, for example, polymer siding suitable for covering the exterior surface of a building. The present disclosure relates more particularly to a siding panel having a depth extending from a rear elevation to a front elevation. The siding panel includes a fastening strip at the upper side, an upper lock adjacent to the fastening strip, a lower lock at the lower side, and a panel body extending from the upper lock to the lower lock. The panel body has a contoured profile including an upper edge that is disposed at the front elevation and abuts the upper lock, a lower edge that is disposed at the front elevation and abuts the lower lock, and a first section disposed between the upper edge and the lower edge that projects toward the rear elevation of the siding panel to a first trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Colyn, David J. Stucky
  • Patent number: 11913237
    Abstract: A panel including a panel top side and a panel underside and including at least four panel margins which are situated opposite one another in pairwise fashion, having complementary holding profiles which are provided in pairwise fashion on the panel margins and which fit together such that identical panels are fastenable to one another, wherein at least one of the holding profile pairs is equipped with hook profiles, specifically with a receiving hook on one panel margin and with an arresting hook on the opposite panel margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: i4F Licensing NV
    Inventor: Hans-J├╝rgen Hannig
  • Patent number: 11913232
    Abstract: A handle assembly includes a pair of mounting brackets and a handle pivotally coupled to the mounting brackets. Each mounting bracket has a U-shaped mounting member and a hook shaped clamping plate coupled to the U-shaped mounting member through threaded tension bolts. The mounting bracket also has a pair of mounting flanges with handle holes through which extends inwardly turned ends of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Driploc, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry E. Wagner, Benjamin P. Glenn
  • Patent number: 11905715
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to siding, for example, suitable for use covering the exterior surface of a building. The present disclosure relates more particularly to a siding attachment accessory including an attachment platform having a front face and a rear face. The attachment accessory also includes at least one siding hanger extending forward from the front face of the attachment platform that is configured to hold a siding component. Each siding hanger of the attachment accessory includes a retaining arm having a proximal end attached to the front face of the attachment platform and a distal end spaced from the attachment platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Pina, Dennis Michaud, Keyan Hansen, Andy Hojoa, Jonathan Knowles, William Lentlie
  • Patent number: 11905701
    Abstract: A method and apparatus according to which a blast resistant shelter is assembled. The blast resistant shelter includes first and second structural members, a third structural member coupled to the first and second structural members, a first airway adjacent the third structural member, and a first blast panel pivotably mounted to the third structural member and adapted to pivot thereabout in response to a blast wave. In a first configuration, the first blast panel is detachably connected to a first portion of the blast resistant shelter and prevented from pivoting about the third structural member so that the first blast panel obstructs air flow through the first airway. In a second configuration, in response to the blast wave, the first blast panel is detached from the first portion of the blast resistant shelter and permitted to pivot about the third structural member to permit air flow through the first airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SOUTHERN COMFORT SHELTERS, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Robert C. Dixon
  • Patent number: 11898346
    Abstract: A fire-rated angle piece and wall assemblies or other assemblies that incorporate the fire-rated angle piece, in which the angle piece can include an intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The angle can be attached adjacent to a corner of a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header tracks, sill plates, bottom tracks, metal studs, wood studs or wall partitions, and placed between the framing member and a wall board member at a perimeter of a wall assembly to create a fire block arrangement. A fire spray material can be applied over a portion of the angle piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: CEMCO, LLC
    Inventor: Donald Anthony Pilz
  • Patent number: 11895958
    Abstract: A structure for growing plants comprising a main support, vertical supports along the perimeter of the foundation, a perimeter frame connected to the vertical supports, cables connected to the main support, vertical supports and perimeter frame, and an inner and outer shell formed from transmissive panels supported by the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Troy McClellan, Ingo Mueller
  • Patent number: 11891851
    Abstract: A door system including a primary door molding attachable to a primary door frame, the primary door molding including a first vertical member and a first hinge member extending from the first vertical member. One of a horizontal member from which the first vertical member downwardly extends and the first vertical member includes a first rotatably engageable element, and the first hinge member includes a second rotatably engageable element vertically spaced from the first rotatably engageable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: LARSON MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC
    Inventors: Alan M. Dixon, Michael W. Kondratuk, Jammey A. Rawden
  • Patent number: 11891819
    Abstract: A portable support platform may include a plurality of elongate segments arranged substantially parallel and adjacent to one another. The segments may be configured for spanning a space between two support points to support a user. The platform may also include a tying portion configured for flexibly securing the plurality of segments together. The platform may be arranged in a substantially flat open position for supporting a user and a substantially rolled up closed position for convenient transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Brandon Eddy
  • Patent number: 11885122
    Abstract: An adjustable support system has a base bracket member, a clip member, and an outer bracket. The base bracket member has a first end wall that overlays a substrate, a body wall extending outwardly therefrom and a second end wall opposite the first end wall. The clip member has a base bracket member coupling, and a projecting arm. The base bracket member coupling is attached to the first end wall and overlies a portion of the body wall. The projecting arm is spaceable apart from the body wall. The outer bracket has a spanning wall with inner and outer sides. An outer end wall extends from the outer side. The spanning wall is slidably positionable between the body wall of the base bracket member and the at least one clip member, to sandwich the same. Wall assemblies and methods are likewise disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause