Patents Examined by Brian E. Glessner
  • Patent number: 10934766
    Abstract: A door includes a door frame, first and second door skins having rectangular outer peripheries and inner openings, and a frameless glazed unit received at the openings. The door skins include exterior surfaces facing away from the door frame and opposite interior surfaces facing and secured to opposite sides of the door frame. The exterior and interior surfaces of the first and second door skins establish integral lips and grooves of the first and second door skins. Opposite sides of the frameless glazed unit directly contact and are sealed by the integral lips and sealant and/or adhesive contained in the grooves of the first and second door skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy D. Gouge, Abhishek Vaidya, Robert C. Allen, Steven B. Swartzmiller, Jason M. Walsh
  • Patent number: 10927546
    Abstract: A system including a wall-mount hook and a perimeter pocket. The wall-mount hook is attached to a wall and includes a wall contacting portion having a top and a bottom, and a upward facing hook between the top and the bottom of the wall contacting portion. The pocket includes a top portion attached to a first and second leg on opposite ends of the top portion extending downwardly. The pocket further includes a wall attachment region including a downward facing hook and a ledge on an exterior surface of the pocket. The first leg contacts the wall, the bottom of the wall contacting portion slots into the ledge of the wall attachment region, and the downward facing hook of the wall attachment region rests on the upward facing hook of the wall-mount hook. The connection between the wall-mount hook and the pocket constrains lateral and vertical movement of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Worthington Armstrong Venture
    Inventor: Joshua L. Neal
  • Patent number: 10920420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified OSB board (oriented strand board) with an upper side and a lower side. The upper and/or lower side of the board are coated with at least two paper layers. The first paper layer is impregnated with at least one resin and the second paper layer is a raw paper layer. The invention relates further to a construction wall for a house building system, to a partition wall for a house building system and a house building system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventors: Maciej Karnicki, Rafal Przedaszek, Jaroslaw Masina, Piotr Kaczmarek, Slawomir Rogowski, Andrzej Lipinski, Grzegorz Stachów, Stanislaw Dobras, Krzysztof Przygodzki
  • Patent number: 10920430
    Abstract: Disclosed is a support structure on which a floor panel is seated. The support structure includes a first beam element disposed in a first direction; a second beam element disposed in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a post supporting the first beam element and the second beam element; and a pedestal seated on top of the post, and supporting the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Myun Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10914093
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a volumetric compression restrainer (100), characterised by: an outer casing (101) comprising a pair of C-shaped structures interconnected to one another to form a cylinder; a plurality of partitions (102) arranged in a parallel manner along length of an inner surface of the pair of C-shaped structures with a spacing therebetween; an inner core (103) extending through the outer casing (101), whereby the plurality of partitions (102) enclosed the inner core (103); a plurality of hollow plates (104) mounted on the inner core (103), for spacing and upholding the inner core (103); a plurality of damping means (105) wrapped over the inner core (103), arranged in a manner of the plurality of damping means (105) positioned between the plurality of partitions (102) and the plurality of hollow plates (104); and a connecting means having a front connector (106) engaged to one end of the inner core (103) and an end connector (107) engaged to the other end of the inner core (103), for ins
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Universiti Putra Malaysia
    Inventors: Farzad Hejazi, Mohd Saleh Jaafar
  • Patent number: 10914062
    Abstract: This invention relates to a self-supporting three-dimensional prestressed structure, as well as a method and a device for erecting same, to be employed in the construction of residential and nonresidential buildings. The structure is constructed of vertical form-defining flexible rodlike members (1) stressed during the construction of the structure, as well as horizontal flexible rodlike members (2) each forming a closed curve. The horizontal members (2) are also stressed during construction and welded or rigidly affixed by other means to the vertical form-defining members (1). Instead of horizontal circular members (2) the structure can be constructed completely or to some extent using a spiral member, also stressed during the construction of the structure that is rigidly affixed to the vertical form-defining flexible members (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ICDSOFT Ltd
    Inventor: Dimitar Stoev Dimitrov
  • Patent number: 10912443
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular mat system. More particularly, the disclosure is directed to a modular mat system with that may be built out using common pieces of mats. Specifically, a modular mat system with a mat piece with a top plate with inserts, a bottom plate with a plurality of tabs and recesses operative to engage with further mat pieces to build a mat system is discussed. The modular mat system is operative to remove water and other detritus from shoes of a user or other such platform moving across the mat system and feed it to a perimeter drain below the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Neill, Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 10907353
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Coming Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 10907354
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 10907403
    Abstract: A window replacement panel including an air conditioning vent incorporated into it. A window assembly may be attached to a decorative panel with a vent disposed on a first side, and a coupling for an AC duct on an opposite side. The window may be a single, double pane, insulated, uninsulated or the like. The panel may be clad with material to harmonize with the building exterior, and the exterior vent presents a pleasing appearance. The combination of window and panel may be sized to replace an existing window, or may be used in new construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Edward Lee Pemberton
  • Patent number: 10907899
    Abstract: A monolithic refractory anchor which has a bridge portion and first and second V-shaped end portions attached to opposite ends of the bridge portion. The anchor has a pedestal located generally centrally of the anchor which extends below the bottom surfaces of the wing portions of the V-shaped sections, the pedestal forming a single welding attachment point for attachment, preferably by stud welding, to a metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher P. Lanclos
  • Patent number: 10900219
    Abstract: A system protects an opening such as a window or a door from high wind and wind-borne debris by holding a panel such as plywood over the opening. An anchor bolt engages a resilient strap that holds the panel; a bracket secures the resilient strap to the head of the anchor bolt. In some cases, the anchor bolt can retract into the wall next to the opening when the system is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Robert F. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10900223
    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: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventor: Donald Anthony Pilz
  • Patent number: 10900228
    Abstract: A data center includes a floor; a side wall configured to partition a space above the floor into a room; a plurality of server columns arranged in a row direction on the floor, each of the plurality of server columns including a plurality of servers that are arranged to form a column in a column direction; an inclined ceiling that increases in height from a first side toward a second side in the column direction; and a first cable tray configured to hold a first cable, the first cable tray being provided in a space below the inclined ceiling on the first side in the column direction, and extending along the row direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: NTT Ltd Japan Corporation, RagingWire Data Centers, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoki Morita, Kuang Min Tan, Naoki Yoshida, Taku Oyama, Jerry Gilreath, James Carlisle
  • Patent number: 10900273
    Abstract: A frame assembly, for use in window and door applications configured to retain a panel, comprising a frame with a cover assembly and a support assembly having a track assembly, and a sill assembly and a header assembly both interconnected to a securing surface. The cover assembly is interconnected to the support assembly. The sill assembly comprises a roller member disposed in supporting relation to the track assembly, and the header assembly is disposed in supporting relation to the support assembly so that the frame is movable relative to both the header assembly and the sill assembly. At least a portion of the frame comprises a predetermined thickness of about 1 and 3/16 inches and a predetermined width of about 2 and ½ inches. The predetermined thickness is substantially less than the predetermined width so that both cooperatively and concurrently enhance viewing through the panel and the frame's stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Bruno Salvoni
  • Patent number: 10900274
    Abstract: An insulated glass assembly includes a first pane of translucent, obscure, or transparent sheet material, a second pane of translucent, obscure, or transparent sheet material spaced apart from the first pane, a perimeter spacer positioned between the first and second panes and extending around the perimeter of the panes, and an internal divider disposed between the first and second spaced apart panes. The internal divider is spaced from the first pane and second panes of sheet material to form a first gap and a second gap therebetween. The insulated glass assembly further includes a first spring element and a second element within the gaps between the internal divider and the first and second spaced apart panes. The first spring element and the second element combine to bias the internal divider against contact with either of the first and second spaced apart panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Howard C. Anderson, III, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 10889991
    Abstract: A combination drip edge, rake flashing, gutter with nail flange that is useful for water harvesting and securing of shingles in adverse weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Roofers Advantage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jonny E Folkersen, Benjamin J Folkersen
  • Patent number: 10882596
    Abstract: In an example, a structural frame is described. The structural frame includes a hub and a plurality of truss members. The hub includes a plurality of hub slots around a perimeter of the hub. The plurality of truss members are configured to couple with the hub and each other. Each truss member is a monolithic structure including: (i) a body extending from a first end of the truss member to a second end of the truss member, (ii) a truss fastener at the first end and configured to couple with a respective one of the plurality of the hub slots of the hub, (iii) a truss slot at the second end and configured to couple to the truss fastener of another one of the plurality of truss members, and (iv) one or more retainers extending along the body between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Sean Richard Cysewski, Christopher Veto
  • Patent number: 10883266
    Abstract: An acoustic panel is provided. The acoustic panel may include a hidden mounting structure formed on the rear surface of the acoustic panel. The hidden mounting structure allows the acoustic panel to be used with substrates of any density, including substrates with a medium density of greater than 2 lbs. per cubic foot (pcf) and less than 6 lbs. pcf. In one particular embodiment, the acoustic panel may be used with substrates having a density of approximately 3 lbs. pcf. The acoustic panel may also include a cover formed from two or more materials having different acoustical and/or physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GeerFab LLC
    Inventor: Eric Geer
  • Patent number: 10881564
    Abstract: A seat assist device is described. The seat assist device includes a base, a lift platform having a front portion and a rear portion, with the front portion of the lift platform being pivotally connected with the base. A lifting arm is connected with the rear portion of the lift platform. The lifting arm extends from the lift platform to project beyond the front portion of the lift platform, with the lifting arm terminating in handles for grasping by a user. A lift bar is pivotally connected between the base and the lifting arm, whereby a user sitting upon the seat assist device can press downward on the handles to cause the rear portion of the lift platform to rise and, in doing so, assist the user in rising from a seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SPLANE DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Robson Lindsay Splane, David A. Chen