Patents Examined by Brian E. Glessner
  • 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
    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
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Patent number: 11885124
    Abstract: A prefabricated construction wall assembly comprising: a frame structure having a first thermal expansion coefficient; and a panel configured for covering at least a majority of the a face of the frame structure, said panel having a second thermal expansion coefficient different from the first thermal expansion coefficient, and a solid-surface exterior face exposed to an exterior of the wall assembly and an interior face connected to the face of the frame structure so as to withstand the thermal structural differences between the frame structure and the exterior face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: VEEV GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Amit Haller, Israel Gershman, Nir Refaeli, Tamar Yaniv, Dana Raichel
  • Patent number: 11885130
    Abstract: A ceiling grid lighting assembly for use in suspended ceiling systems is provided with multiple linear lighting modules in parallel arrangement. End plates are used to connect, support, and enclose longitudinal ends of the elongate body of each linear lighting modules while simultaneously functioning as reflective faces for optical cavities. A configured gap spacing between individual linear lighting modules can be used to house and support components such as additional light sources, acoustic or decorative panels, HVAC components, or power systems, controls or sensors. The end plate can also be configured to allow a T-bar to be placed in the configured gap spacing thereby enabling the mounting of the assembly in-line upon the longitudinal axis of a ceiling grid T-bar. Embodiments of linear lighting modules are presented comprising LED light sources, light guides and diffusers housed within the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Fusion Optix, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence Yeo, Michael Demas, Joshua C Webb, Timothy Kelly
  • Patent number: 11873649
    Abstract: A set comprising a connection foot and a soil covering element support element, which support element comprises a basis provided for being applied on a surface raising pedestal, which basis comprises a stop member, which connection foot is provided for connecting the support element to the pedestal, which basis of the support element comprises a set of attachment slats, which connection foot comprises a set of first attachment members, the first attachment members being applied in such a manner as to be able to engage between the attachment slats and enter into contact with them so as to enable a translatory movement between the support element and the connection foot, which connection foot comprises a second set of attachment members provided for gripping with the pedestal and enabling a rotation of the connection foot with respect to the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Laurent Buzon
  • Patent number: 11873674
    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: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Adolfo Giuseppe Fumagalli
  • Patent number: 11876480
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of photovoltaic shingles installed on a roof deck, each of the shingles having a first layer including a head lap portion, and a second layer including at least one solar cell. A first photovoltaic shingle overlays at least a part of the head lap portion of a second photovoltaic shingle. The system includes at least one wireway installed proximate to a first end of at least the first photovoltaic shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: GAF Energy LLC
    Inventors: Gabriela Bunea, Thierry Nguyen, Michael David Kuiper, Evan Michael Wray, Lewis Abra, Peter Clemente, Brian West
  • Patent number: 11866956
    Abstract: An earthquake force limiter and energy dissipater for racks or buildings. The device allowing stable yielding action of a flexure plate to enable control structures or standard structural frames to form a stable cycling high displacement elasto-plastic mechanism in resistive response to a seismic ground motion input. The stable flexural yielding of the plates limits the magnitude of forces developed within the control structure of which the plates are part of; or within a standard structural frame found in racking structures or general building structures, which the plate is typically directly supportive of. The design reduces prying action or tensile or compressive membrane forces developing in a plate of the device; so that the plate can maintain a stable constant resistive force while yielding to high transverse displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: John Damian Allen
  • Patent number: 11866955
    Abstract: A genset enclosure includes a skid platform, a plurality of gusset members, a plurality of roof supports, and a first and second plurality of sidewall panels. The gusset members are spaced along an outer perimeter of the skid platform and are coupled to the skid platform using fasteners. The gusset members are arranged in opposed pairs positioned on opposite lateral ends of the skid platform. Each gusset member defines a first portion extending upwardly from the skid platform normal to an upper surface of the skid platform and a second portion disposed at an upper end of the first portion and extending normal to the first portion and toward a centerline of the skid platform. The gusset members support the plurality of roof supports and the first and second plurality of sidewall panels to form an enclosed volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Cummins Power Generation Inc.
    Inventors: Shashikant Ramdas More, Atin Tandon, Abdullah Caner Demirdogen
  • Patent number: 11865738
    Abstract: A frangibility device for creating a preferred breakage plane or weakness within cured columns such as rigid inclusions (RIs) and/or vibratory concrete columns (VCCs) comprises a cutting disc, an elongate strut attached to the center of the disc, and a detachable handle for turning. The disc comprises a thin geometric plate slit from center to periphery, so that a slicing wing can be bent downward at a shallow angle from the slit. The slicing wing advances the cutting disc through the cementious material of the uncured column. When the disc reaches the desired depth, the handle is removed and both disc and strut are left in place during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Keller North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Lessard, Kenneth T. Kniss, Matthew D. Hammett, David P. C. Mazzei, Dean A. Elliot
  • Patent number: 11859854
    Abstract: A ceiling system is provided that has a ceiling structure suspended within a space of a building thereby dividing the space into an occupied space below the ceiling structure and a plenum space above the ceiling structure; a panel structure supported by the ceiling structure and having an opening; a pressurized air passageway aligned with the opening, the pressurized air passageway having an outlet; and an inductive air passageway adjacent the pressurized air passageway, the inductive air passageway having an inlet and an outlet. The pressurized air passageway and the inductive air passageway are configured such that pressurized air passing through the outlet of the pressurized air passageway induces an induced air flow out of the outlet of the inductive air passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventor: William H. Frantz
  • Patent number: 11856940
    Abstract: A moated system for repelling insects. The moated system is a two-part system including a first body having a lip extending substantially perpendicularly along a rim, wherein the rim encloses a central area. A moat channel forms the second body and extends about a lower side of the rim, wherein the moat channel can be filled with liquid to prevent ants from crawling into the central area. A filling port having a funnel is disposed through the upper side of the rim and is positioned directly over the moat channel. The funnel extends into the moat channel to prevent the moat channel from overflowing. In some embodiments, the two-part system is in a configuration of servingware or a pet dish having an interior compartment, wherein other embodiments, the two-part system is utilized along a perimeter of a tabletop to prevent insects from accessing an upper surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Davy Russ Bingman
  • Patent number: 11859380
    Abstract: A cured concrete and stone bore working tool and method of forming radially oriented discontinuities in a bore or perforation formed in a cured concrete or stone material such that, after use or application of the tool, the perforation formed in the cured concrete or stone material is configured to provide a non-planar adhesive interface and isolate a properly sized anchor or fastener from direct contact with the wall of the bore. Fasteners or anchors adhesively secured in bores previously treated with the bore treating tool exhibit improved creep failure performance as compared to fasteners adhesively secured to untreated bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: UWM Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jian Zhao
  • Patent number: 11850391
    Abstract: Aseptic connectors are described. An aseptic connector includes a first connection unit and a second connection unit provided with at least one first and second openings orientated to substantially coincide when said first and second connection units are connected to each other. The first and second openings are sealed by at least one film, so that the contact between the film and each connection unit is aseptic. The at least one film is adapted to be mated with a corresponding film on the other connection unit; and the mated films are adapted to be pulled out together two and two after mating such that corresponding first and second openings are mated aseptically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: CYTIVA SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Eric Faldt, Klaus Gebauer
  • Patent number: 11840844
    Abstract: The present disclosure has the following configurations. The present disclosure relates to a unit bracket in a square shape, in which outer surfaces of four surfaces of the unit bracket are formed with locking projections configured to insert a metal or plastic panel, and a center portion of the unit bracket is formed with a mesh part to be formed such that the bonding is possible at a vertical tensile strength and a horizontal tensile strength having desired forces even if the unit bracket and a wall or a base material are bonded with an adhesive, in order to bond the unit bracket to the wall or the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: SAMWON ACT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Wook Lee, Kyung Yul Lee, Hong Seok Han
  • Patent number: 11840837
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to roofing products, for example, shingles suitable for covering and protecting the roofs of houses, buildings, and other structures. The present disclosure relates more particularly to a roofing shingle including an upper edge, a lower edge, a first end, a second end, a headlap section, and an exposed section. A nail zone extends across the roofing shingle from the first end to the second end within the headlap section. The roofing shingle includes a top shingle layer including a top surface and a bottom surface. A reinforcement strip is secured to the bottom surface of the top shingle layer and overlaps with the nail zone. Further, a self-sealing material is disposed within the nail zone and is configured to form a seal around a mechanical fastener that punctures the roofing shingle in order to secure the roofing shingle to an underlying roof structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Certain Teed LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Simon, Robert L. Jenkins, Michael J. Lembo, Gregory F. Jacobs, Ying Wang, Matthew O'Boyle, Alexandre Alberto Arruda Pecora
  • Patent number: 11834862
    Abstract: A modular energy-dissipating fabricated structure for a transmission tower includes a base, two T-shaped beams, a vibration damping mechanism, a connection plate, and four supporting beams. The vibration damping mechanism slides to generate the damping force and energy dissipation. The larger the displacement of the vibration damping mechanism, the greater the damping force provided by the system. This effectively reduces vibration of an upper structure of the transmission tower, and lowers a probability of damaging the upper structure in a natural disaster. The modular energy-dissipating fabricated structure realizes hierarchical control under different loads. Under an action of a dynamic load such as a strong wind, a small sliding range of the vibration damping mechanism can realize vibration damping and energy dissipation purposes of the structure. When a strong dynamic load such as an earthquake is applied to the structure, the vibration damping mechanism reduces an impact on the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Guodong Shao, Chongyang Zhang, Li Tian, Jiyong Pang, Tao Li
  • Patent number: 11834847
    Abstract: A load distributing and absorbing system that lies below a barrier layer that is exposed to percussive and/or point-applied forces. The load distributing and absorbing system has one or more load distributing and absorbing tiles. At least some of the tiles have an underlayment infrastructure positioned below a barrier layer. The underlayment infrastructure includes one or more hat-shaped absorbing members. Each has a ceiling primarily for load distribution and a curvilinear wall primarily for load absorption extending from the ceiling. A transition feature is provided to smoothly graduate from one height and type of load distributing and absorbing tile to a load distributing and absorbing tile of another type and height. He system distributes and absorbs forces applied to the barrier layer over a broad area when applied either on a seam between adjacent tiles or within a tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Joel Matthew Cormier, Jackson Alexander Elliott, Richard Francois Audi, Donald Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 11828066
    Abstract: An anchor platform assembly for anchoring an object to a structure includes an anchor baseplate having a generally planar first surface and second surface, an elongated post coupled to the baseplate and projecting outwardly from the first surface thereof. The post has a first end secured to the anchor baseplate, a second free end, and an at least partially threaded, cylindrical blind bore extending from the first surface of the anchor baseplate into the post, with the second surface of the anchor baseplate being configured to allow the structure to lie generally flush against the second surface except for the area of the second surface covered by the post. A cylindrical mechanical fastener having a straight thread is used for fastening an object to the anchor baseplate via the blind bore. A dual post anchor assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: LN1 Inc.
    Inventor: Lance Nill