Patents Examined by Brian E. Glessner
  • Patent number: 11457570
    Abstract: A block used for constructing a wall, where the block is configured with a front wall angled inward and downward, forming a triangular interior space into which soil can be placed, such that plants placed in the soil will have access to the sun and rain due to the angled front wall of the block placed above it, thereby providing an integrated vegetated wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: David E. Grant
  • Patent number: 11459772
    Abstract: A siding panel includes a hanger section adjacent to an upper edge and a lower locking section adjacent to a lower edge. When installed, the lower locking section of an upper siding panel partially overlaps, extends into, and interlocks with a hanger section of a lower siding panel in an interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Ashley A. Schultz, Christopher Michael Colyn, David J. Stucky, Robert D. Shaw, Greg Holland
  • Patent number: 11459771
    Abstract: Façade structure and/or wall structure for a building including tiles (1) and a support structure (2), in which the tiles (1) are received oriented in each case in a vertical plane. The support structure (2) has vertical tension elements (3), to which bearing bodies (4) are attached axially fixed. The vertical tension elements (3) are allocated to the tiles (1) in such a way that at least one of the vertical tension elements (3) allocated to a tile in each case passes through two holding elements (5) of the tile (1), namely a first holding element (5), which is arranged in a lower area of the tile, and a second holding element (5), which is arranged in an upper area of the tile (1). To mount the tiles on the vertical tension elements (3) it is provided that the bearing bodies (4) attached to the vertical tension elements cooperate with the holding elements (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Moeding Keramikfassaden GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Girnghuber, Rudolf Wagner, Dietmar Müller
  • Patent number: 11454018
    Abstract: A safety enclosure for building structures is an apparatus that provides maintains a safe and healthy living environment and shields hazardous conditions from a surrounding environment. The apparatus includes a structure enclosure, at least one entrance, a plurality of anchoring posts, a plurality of indoor environmental systems, a plurality of indoor maintenance systems, a main controller unit, and a power supply. The structure enclosure surrounds a building and any supplemental buildings. The building may include a variety of extensions as well. The at least one entrance provides access into and out of the structure enclosure. The plurality of anchoring posts secures the structure enclosure with the ground. The plurality of indoor environmental systems ensures livable conditions within the structure enclosure. The plurality of indoor environmental systems ensures the safety within the structure enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Sean S. Lee
  • Patent number: 11453575
    Abstract: There is disclosed a lifting attachment for a building unit comprising sheeting and a support structure over which the sheeting is disposed, the attachment being configured such that it can be connected to or integrated into the support structure and comprising a lifting anchor that, when the attachment is so connected or integrated, is engageable by a component for lifting the unit such that a releasable interconnection between the component and the support structure passes through an opening in the sheeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Cui, Bernard Kennelly, Frank Davern
  • Patent number: 11447960
    Abstract: A wall system comprising a frame and one or more panels removably attached to the frame, wherein the one or more panels are positioned over one or more cutouts of the frame to form a substantially coplanar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew J. Batten, Dale W. Batten
  • Patent number: 11447951
    Abstract: Ceiling tiles for drop ceilings are disclosed. The ceiling tiles have a main portion that is comprised of a sheet of material, such as tile material, and a baffle portion. The main portion has an enclosed slot, and the baffle portion inserts into the slot such that with the ceiling tile in an installed orientation, the baffle portion extends downwardly from the main portion. The baffle portion has a flange on one end that is larger than the slot in at least one of width or length, such that the flange retains the baffle portion in the slot. Drop ceilings that use these ceiling tiles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FACT Design, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Monier
  • Patent number: 11448003
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vertical profile for an automated sliding door. The profile is formed by front and rear walls connected by nose and tail walls. The nose and tail walls are thicker than the front and rear walls to provide enhanced resistance to deflection in the through-door direction. The walls are formed as an aluminum extrusion. The arrangement and thickness of the walls provides strength sufficient to withstand high wind loads without the installation of reinforcing members. Fillets may be provided where the walls are joined to lessen the tendency for the nose and tail walls deflect, further strengthen the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Assa Abloy Entrance Systems AB
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Wolfe, Steven J. Fontaine
  • Patent number: 11441307
    Abstract: A precast building material contains a substrate, a peripheral frame, a metal reinforcement unit, and a concrete layer. The substrate is in a parallelogram shape. The peripheral frame is mounted around the substrate so that an accommodation chamber is defined between the peripheral frame and the substrate. The peripheral frame includes multiple first connection rails having at least one first slot, multiple second connection rails having at least one second slot, multiple first engagement portions, and multiple second engagement portions. The respective first connection rail has multiple first locking orifices, and the respective second connection rail has multiple second locking orifices. The metal reinforcement unit is fixed in the accommodation chamber and includes multiple rebars. The concrete layer paving the accommodation chamber, and the concrete layer is connected with the peripheral frame and the metal reinforcement unit and is removable from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Yung-Chia Huang
  • Patent number: 11441314
    Abstract: A wall connection system is disclosed, which includes a horizontal building frame component with a first vertical face that has a first slot. The system further includes a prefabricated wall structure with a plurality of parallel studs and an elongate member connect to each stud. The elongate member has a second vertical face with a second slot and is parallel to the first vertical face. The long axis of the first slot is perpendicular to the long axis of the second slot. A fastener assembly connects the horizontal building frame component to the wall structure, through the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: Blach Construction Company, Gregory P. Luth & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Gino R. Cecchetto, Jr., Gregory P. Luth
  • Patent number: 11434633
    Abstract: A multistory building construction system comprising at least one base plate comprising a centrally disposed sleeve extending vertically from a top surface thereof and configured to engage an interior portion of a bottom end of at least one first-floor column comprising a cap plate disposed on a top end thereof with a centrally disposed sleeve extending vertically therefrom configured to engage an exterior portion of a bottom end of at least one upper-floor column and configured to support a decking for a concrete floor and configured so that a top end of the sleeve may be used as a benchmark for pouring the concrete floor, the first-floor column and the upper-floor column further comprising at least one sheer tab for attachment of beams for support of the decking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Charles Post, Daymon Allman, Luis Diaz
  • Patent number: 11427982
    Abstract: A method for the construction of an improved tank base. A tank base is constructed for protection against accidental spills and/or leaks associated with a tank battery. The improved tank base comprises at least one part of a suitable substrate, which allows for the adhesion of an elastomer such as polyurea. Polyurea is preferably applied using a spray device which yields an average coverage of about 50-80 mils, and most preferably 60 mils. If more than one substrate is used, one or more substrates can be bound together with a fastening system. Once pressure is applied in the form of weight, the fastening system can be removed, resulting in an improved tank base having at least one seam and impervious to the fluid of the tank battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Larry L. Perkins, Tim Kriegshauser
  • Patent number: 11428005
    Abstract: A structural post includes a base plate defining a plurality of through holes, and a post portion that includes at least a pair of internal walls and at least a pair of external walls. A connector block is configured to receive a locking screw and to engage with a bolt thread of a bolt. A lock plate has a plate thread that is configured to engage the screw thread of the locking screw, and the lock plate is configured to expand upon being drawn by the locking screw into tight engagement with the connector block. The expanded lock plate is configured to apply a force on one of the pair of internal walls and one of the pair of external walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Fortress Iron, LP
    Inventor: Ian A. Hill
  • Patent number: 11421414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a concrete-filled steel tubular column-steel plate concrete ring beam joint, comprising: a concrete-filled steel tubular column, a steel plate concrete ring beam and reinforced concrete frame beams. The steel plate concrete ring beam comprises: a steel plate and a reinforcing cage, wherein concrete grouting holes are arranged in the middle of the steel plate; both the steel plate and the reinforcing cage are of a ring shape, and the ring-shaped steel plate and the reinforcing cage are coaxially arranged; the steel plate concrete ring beam is sheathed and fixed on the outer side wall of the concrete-filled steel tubular column; and an end of the reinforced concrete frame beam extends into the steel plate concrete ring beam, and stressed reinforcements of the reinforced concrete frame beam are connected to the steel plates. The steel plate concrete ring beam is of a centrosymmetric ring-shaped or eccentric ring-shaped construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: South China University of Technology
    Inventors: Jing Zhou, Xiaodan Fang
  • Patent number: 11414861
    Abstract: This invention relates to the building art, and more particularly to blocks for the construction of buildings, structures, and hardscaping items, and to a method for assembling building blocks without using mortar. A building block, configured as a parallelepiped, comprises three pairs of opposing faces, including four lateral faces and two faces constituting an upper and a lower bases, each of the faces including a plurality of elements constituting projections and recesses, wherein each of the elements is shaped as a regular pyramid with rounded edges, and the pyramid vertex angle between two opposing faces is within the range from 90 to 179.9 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Roman Aleksandrovich Savushkin, Alexey Mihailovich Sokolov
  • Patent number: 11414922
    Abstract: A mitred corner of a frame has a clamp 1 clamping together a top member 2 and a side member 3. The corner is at a corner of a glass panel 4 accommodated within a frame made up of four such members, each clamped together by similar clamps. The frame members are mitred at 45° with faces 8. Webs 7 of the frame members are drilled with bores 9 fixing screws 10 The screws engage in two clamp elements are used at each corner, in the form of stainless steel blocks 12,13. The block 12 has at its end close to the mitre faces 8, a 45° surface 17 and a threaded end bore 19 is provided. The block 13 has a finger 24 extending past the face 8. The finger has a clearance screw bore 25 and at its distal end a snib 26 directed towards the block 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Matki PLC
    Inventor: Ross Nixon
  • Patent number: 11414917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a profiled plastic section (1) for a metal/plastic composite profiled section (31). The profiled plastic section (1) comprises a first profiled element (2) and at least one second profiled element (3). The first profiled element (2) and the second profiled element (3) together form a latching mechanism (4, 9; 5, 10; 6, 11), by means of which a form-fitting connection can preferably be produced between the first profiled element (2) and the second profiled element (3) in a width direction (x) and in a height direction (y). The first profiled element (2) and the second profiled element (3) overlap preferably over a large area when the form-fitting connection is produced between the first profiled element (2) and the second profiled element (3), and the form-fitting connection can be produced on the cross-sectional plane (x, y) between the first profiled element (2) and the second profiled element (3) by latching the profiled elements (2, 3) of the profiled plastic section (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Adolfo Giuseppe Fumagalli
  • Patent number: 11408169
    Abstract: A z-shaped bracket includes a first flange surface, a second flange surface and a connecting web surface. The first flange surface has a plurality of holes therethrough. The connecting web surface connects the first flange surface and the second flange surface at an offset distance. Where the second flange surface is parallel with the first flange surface and is offset the offset distance from the first flange surface. Wherein, the bracket is configured for installing wood blocking between metal studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Cretice Benefield
  • Patent number: 11408188
    Abstract: An external platform that translates such that planking and structural members of the platform remain level and maintain a constant working surface area at the beginning, during, and end of the translation movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: PERI Formwork Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Magnusen, Mark D. Henning
  • Patent number: 11401722
    Abstract: A method and system for providing improved wall structures within a security cage includes one or more unique couplings that are provided at the intersection where two wall panels may join together. Each wall panel of the security cage may have two edges where each edge is designed to mate with another edge of a respective adjacent wall panel. Each edge may have a geometry that is one of two types: an open facing geometry and a closed facing geometry. Each open facing geometry edge is designed to mate with a closed facing geometry edge. This means that usually a first wall panel having an open facing geometry edge will mate with a second wall panel having a closed facing geometry edge and vice-versa. Each open facing geometry wall edge may have a first unique geometry and each closed facing geometry wall edge may have a second unique geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Cages 4 LLC
    Inventor: Berge Jalakian