Patents Examined by Brian E. Glessner
  • Patent number: 11761194
    Abstract: A modular workspace system employs a plurality of interchangeable posts, beams/rails, and panels, permitting assembly of modular rooms and modular room structures of varying size, shape, and purpose. Wire management openings permit internal wire management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: OFS Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Landon Webb, David Andrew Lancaster, Antonio Jose Fernandes da Costa
  • Patent number: 11761193
    Abstract: A steel beam and a supporting arrangement for supporting a steel beam at console, the steel beam including a base plate, two web parts, and an end plate at each end of the steel beam. The base plate, the two web parts and the end plates delimit a space. At least one of the ends of the steel beam includes a console supporting slot extending from the at least one end of the steel beam. The console supporting slot is laterally at least partly limited by side plates inside the space of the steel beam, and by the side plates are attached to the end plate and to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: PEIKKO GROUP OY
    Inventor: Jaakko Soivio
  • Patent number: 11753833
    Abstract: Coping and skirting systems for structural bases are described herein. The coping and skirting systems include at least one coping tile and a support structure configured to be mounted on a front surface of the structural base and to support the at least one coping tile on the structural base. The support structure is also configured to be mounted on the structural base at a selectable position that provides for a top surface of the coping tile to be level with a top surface of a field tile on the structural base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: CB Interests Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Jasinski
  • Patent number: 11746520
    Abstract: A tray-like modular building component adapted for filling with concrete after assembly with like components into a building frame, said tray-like modular building component comprising: a substantially rectangular frame with a pair of opposed sides and a pair of opposed ends defining an interior therebetween; a sheet mounted to said building frame and extending over said interior; a pair of beams, each mounted to said building frame along each said pair of sides respectively; and a pair of end plates, each mounted to said building frame along each said pair of ends respectively, wherein said sheet, said pair of beams and said pair of end plates together form an open-topped tray for receiving the concrete therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: PT Blink Limited
    Inventor: Murray Ellen
  • Patent number: 11746534
    Abstract: A sound damping wallboard for installation on an installed wallboard, a sound damping wallboard system, and a method of constructing a sound damping wallboard on a building structure are disclosed. The sound damping wallboard comprises a gypsum layer having a gypsum layer inner surface and a gypsum layer outer surface, a sound damping layer disposed at the gypsum layer inner surface for installation between the gypsum layer and an installed wallboard and having a sound damping layer inner surface, a first encasing layer disposed at the gypsum layer outer surface, and a second encasing layer disposed at the sound damping layer inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Gold Bond Building Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Cusa, Michael N. Blades, Richard P. Weir, John W. Mixson
  • Patent number: 11739527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structural beam for use in a building, the structural beam comprising a first end, a second end and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween; at least two spaced apart wall members each wall member extending parallel with the longitudinal axis, abase member spanning between the at least two spaced apart wall members, wherein the base member and each wall member cooperate to form a trough for receiving cement, wherein each wall member includes: a first ledge extending outwardly away from the trough and; a second ledge extending outwardly away from the trough; wherein the first ledge and second ledge cooperate to form a channel dimensioned for receiving a part of an insulation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Kevin Anthony Lloyd
  • Patent number: 11732494
    Abstract: The innovation relates to a pool covering system that is usable as a flooring surface. The pool covering system includes brackets that support beams spanning the pool opening. The beams provide structural support to cross members and flooring placed on top of the beams. The pool covering system does not require significant drainage of the pool and does not damage the pool structure during installation and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Colhurst Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Italia Marisol Ovalle, Luis Fernando Ramirez, Sherwood Noël Wagner
  • Patent number: 11732495
    Abstract: An impulse damper device, which is specifically provided for the construction or the dismantling of tall, slim constructions, in particular towers and preferably towers of wind turbines, in order to minimize or eliminate undesired vibration states, which often occur during the construction or taking apart and lead to large increases in the vibration amplitudes of the vibration system. The impulse tuned mass dampers are preferably provided for temporary mobile use, but, in principle, are also suitable for permanent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: ESM Energie-und Schwingungstechnik Mitsch GmbH
    Inventor: Lukas Schneider
  • Patent number: 11730287
    Abstract: A slatwall panel assembly that exhibits exceptional strength for holding heavy objects and unprecedented durability for long-term, indoor and/or outdoor use, including: (a) a top starter panel; (b) a first slatwall panel; (c) an optional additional slatwall panel; (d) a bottom finishing panel; (e) wherein the top starter panel is securable to an upper portion of the first slatwall panel; and (f) wherein the bottom finishing panel is securable to a lower portion of the first slatwall panel or a lower portion of the optional additional slatwall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Paul James Kosch
  • Patent number: 11730266
    Abstract: An alignment tool and method that is easy to use during the installation of a base of a commercial storage rack over bolts extending up from a warehouse floor. The alignment tool comprises a cylindrical body having a first conically shaped upper end and a second lower end having a bolt receiving hollow opening therein. The opening extends up into said cylindrical body along a longitudinal axis of the body. The method includes placing the opening down over the bolts, with the conical top facing up, to protect the bolts and align the base as it is lowered over the bolts. The alignment tool can be easily removed, prior to bolting the base to the floor, such as with a removal tool through a hole in the alignment tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Frazier Industrial Company
    Inventor: Aaron Iellimo
  • Patent number: 11725386
    Abstract: A structural member section is provided that may be comprised of horizontal top and bottom flange elements interconnected by one or more vertical web member. The top flange of the member is serrated such that a series of serrations protrude horizontally in at least one direction from a top of the one or more vertical web member or are cut-out from the flange of a rolled shape. In one embodiment, the serrated top flange and at least a portion of the web member are intended to be encased by a horizontal concrete slab or slab-on-deck assembly. The slab material is capable of encasing all exposed surfaces of and curing around each serration to transfer horizontal shear forces between the serrated top flange and the slab material such that the member and slab behave compositely without needing additional reinforcing located within the voids between serrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick McManus
  • Patent number: 11725401
    Abstract: A framing accessory includes a bead and a backing strip. The bead may comprise a first leg, a second leg, and a lip. The second leg may comprise a plurality of openings. The strip may be attached to the upper surface of the first leg. In some embodiments, the strip may comprise a single layer of material, while in other embodiments, the strip may comprise two or more layers of material. The strip may comprise material having fire resistant, intumescent, and/or sound insulating properties. The finishing accessory may be configured to be installed in a gap at a head of wall joint by positioning the first leg and strip along the top edge of a wallboard panel and the second leg extending vertically downward along the outer surface of the wallboard panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC
    Inventors: Gregg A. Stahl, Adam J. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 11719462
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a duct support assembly. The duct support assembly can include a frame structure and a duct support. The duct support can be configured to be installed in a floor assembly between a first beam portion of a first wall frame and a second beam portion of a second wall frame and to provide a duct exit from the frame structure. The duct support can be configured to transfer a tension and/or compression load. Also disclosed herein are embodiments of a method of using a duct support to provide a duct exit from a frame structure. The method can include positioning the duct support in a floor assembly between a first beam portion of a first wall frame and a second beam portion of a second wall frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: ACSM, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret Robert McLeod, Sharad Thakorbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 11718996
    Abstract: A gutter cover for a rain gutter includes a U-shaped rear portion, a forward edge portion, and a perforated horizontal central portion spanning between the rear and forward edge portions. The forward edge portion includes a web extending upwardly from the central portion, and a covering flange and downward hooked edge portion extending forwardly from the web. The hooked edge portion having an end positioned for engagement with the underside of a front lip of the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Steven Graves
  • Patent number: 11713576
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a three-dimensional lightweight steel framing system formed by bi-directional continuous double beams. The three-dimensional lightweight steel framing system comprises beams, purlins, columns, wall bodies, floor slabs and lateral resistant mechanism comprises of diagonal support or bracing, wherein the beams are continuous double beams, and the continuous double beams are formed by combination of identical or different continuous single beams, and the continuous single beams are respectively arranged at the both sides of the columns, and the single beams are kept continuous at the junctions with the columns. The three-dimensional lightweight steel framing system simplifies the production of the lightweight steel member, and simplifies the on-site assembly by using bolts and nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Ying Chun Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11713570
    Abstract: A member to structural member connector, having a strap assembly with first and second lateral sides, and a top side; and a fastening assembly, wherein the strap assembly secures at least one member to a fixed structure, wherein the strap assembly wraps over the at least one member and the first and second lateral sides are fixed to the fixed structure by the fastening assembly. The first lateral side has a first top edge and a first bottom end. The second lateral side has a second top edge and a second bottom end. The first lateral side has a first hole that is a first predetermined distance from the first bottom end. The second lateral side has a second hole that is a second predetermined distance from the second bottom end. The top side is in between the first and second top edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Ileana Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11697950
    Abstract: A system and method for managing one or more utility connections and utility lines (electrical, water, sewer, data, etc.) associated with a retractable building that may generally translate from a predominantly above grade position to a predominantly below grade position, and back again, is provided. The system includes a cable carrier with a fixed end configured with a first manifold bracket to receive the utility lines from the utility providers, and a movable end configured with a second manifold bracket to connect the utility lines to the building. During use, as the building is lowered underground, the system provides continual and uninterrupted utility connections between the utility providers and the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: HIBER TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Holden Forrest
  • Patent number: 11697938
    Abstract: Building structures can be fabricated at an offsite, and then assembled at the construction site. The building structures can include beams and wall panels having metal attachments. The beams and wall panels can be assembled by coupling the metal attachments, for example, by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Inventor: Tai Dung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11692358
    Abstract: A tile system comprises at least two tiles and at least one elongate support. Each tile is generally rectangular in shape and has a first edge, and a second edge, the second edge being generally opposite the first edge. Each elongate support has an attachment portion and a support portion. Proximate the first edge each tile is provided with a groove, the groove being configured to receive the support portion of one of the elongate supports and a portion of an adjacent tile proximate its second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventor: Andrew Thomson
  • Patent number: 11692346
    Abstract: An anchoring system for anchoring curtainwall units may include an anchor base structure to be attached to the floor slab, a vertical anchor structure and a horizontal anchor structure. The vertical anchor structure may be connected to a lower portion of the upper row curtainwall unit and bear a load of the upper row curtainwall unit on the anchor base structure, thereby fixing a distance between the floor slab and the lower portion of the upper row curtainwall unit while allowing horizontal motion. The horizontal anchor structure may be configured to be connected to an upper portion of the lower row curtainwall unit, and to use the anchor base structure to secure the upper portion of the lower row curtainwall unit against horizontal motion while allowing vertical motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: NEW HUDSON FACADES, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Budd