Patents Examined by Brian E. Glessner
  • Patent number: 10711468
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rectangular panel intended for lining a substrate, which panel comprises a base element comprising a decorative design on the visible surface thereof remote from the substrate. The decorative design depicts a plurality of strips shaped as parallelograms, one pair of parallelogram sides in each case forming a portion of the long side of the panel while the two other sides of the parallelogram extend obliquely to the longitudinal direction of the panel. According to the invention, at least two strips have a strip width that is different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KAINDL FLOORING GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Duernberger
  • Patent number: 10711459
    Abstract: An interior panel to be suspended and supported movably along a railway laid on a ceiling portion of a building, including: an upper panel member; a lower panel member disposed below the upper panel member; and a frame including at least an upper frame to be attached movably along the railway and a lower frame configured to hold a lower edge portion of the upper panel member and to hold an upper edge portion of the lower panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: AGC INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takanobu Mizuno, Kentaro Oka, Yasukazu Hiraoka, Asuka Hoshino, Hikaru Ishida
  • Patent number: 10697170
    Abstract: Set of shapes for retaining a glass plate, including a first shape (10) having a base plate (11) from which project columns (12a, 12b) between which define a longitudinal channel (13), having at the upper end of each column a longitudinal groove (14, 15). Second shapes (20) arranged vertically aligned on each column of the first shape, this second shape having at its lower end an appendix (22) complementary to the groove (14, 15); presenting the upper end of the second shape on its edge of its internal face a longitudinal recess (27?) that determines the means of seating and securing a third shape (30). Said third shape each has an upper surface (32, 32?) that sits on the upper end (27) of the second shape, with a longitudinal fold complementary to the longitudinal recess (27?) of the second shape and within which it sits in retention. The upper surface (32, 32?) projects downwards attached to the external surface (12, 24) of (10, 20) covering the joint between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Pablo Remo Mazzola Vernengo
  • Patent number: 10689823
    Abstract: The invention relates to an anchoring assembly for fastening an element to the ground, the element including an orifice. The invention is characterized by the fact that anchoring assembly comprises: an anchoring part; a flexible line having a first end that is fastened to the anchoring part, the flexible line being designed to pass through the orifice; and a blocking device including an opening, the flexible line extending through the opening, and blocking means for blocking sliding of the flexible line in the opening, the blocking device being suitable for taking up a first position in which the flexible line can slide in the opening in such a manner as to adjust the distance between the blocking device and the anchoring part, and a second position in which the flexible line is blocked in the blocking device in such a manner as to prevent the blocking device from moving relative to the anchoring part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MUSTHANE
    Inventor: Reza Rosier
  • Patent number: 10689839
    Abstract: A connecting system for connecting concrete beams of a parking structure including a pair of concrete beams and a plurality of spring-like connectors connected between the pair of concrete beams. The concrete beams are each provided with an aperture and the spring-like connector is in a form of a pre-formed carbon fiber bundle or metal and has opposite ends that are secured in the apertures in the concrete beams by an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Donald E. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 10689850
    Abstract: A system for mounting plurality of panels includes a carrier part for receiving and supporting the panels at intervals along the length, and a locking strip. The carrier part and the locking strip can be mounted to each other to couple the locking strip relative to the carrier part in a locked position with an elongate edge of the locking strip engaging with the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Michiel Jacobus Johannes Langeveld, John Paulus Alfred Fick
  • Patent number: 10689874
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for arranging a vertical lifting intensive parking garage. The garage comprises a main body tower garage (101), wherein a storage rack (102) composed of a plurality of storage garage spaces (106) is arranged in the center of the main body tower garage (101); each layer of the storage rack (102) is an independent movable garage; each layer of the storage rack (102) is provided with a left and right turnover parking stall (104) and is joined to two corresponding vehicle-supporting elevators (103); and different layers of the storage rack (102) can be rotated by a suitable angle as needed so as to be joined to another two vehicle-supporting elevators (103). This arrangement method can increase the number of garage entrances and exits, reduce the waiting time for accessing vehicles, and improve access efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Feng Tang
  • Patent number: 10689846
    Abstract: A panel for a shaftwall system includes a panel body with a core and at least one outer facing layer and an opposite backing surface. A score line is formed in the facing layer, defining two folded panel portions. The panel is folded along the score line to form a folded edge, and the folded panel portions are arranged so that the backing surfaces of the panel portions contact each other. A companion shaftwall building structure system is provided, including a plurality of the panels defining an enclosure, each panel being a ½-inch thick wallboard panel having a “V”-shaped score line defining a pair of panel portions, the score line forms a tapered edge of the folded panel. A plurality of brackets is provided, each bracket defining a panel track dimensioned for slidingly accommodating the folded panel and retaining the panel in place without the use of fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: James M. Ullett, Naveen Punati
  • Patent number: 10676982
    Abstract: The protective garage door cover comprises a composite textile, a plurality of fasteners, and a garage door. The garage door further comprises a plurality of door panels. The plurality of fasteners attach the composite textile to the garage door. The protective garage door cover forms a protective cover over the garage door. The protective garage door forms an insulating structure that insulates the garage door. The composite textile is a flexible structure such that the composite textile will bend with the garage door as the garage door is opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Troy Harris
  • Patent number: 10673374
    Abstract: A seal includes an elongated body having a first end and a second end, an interior surface and an exterior surface, and a hole extending from the first end to the second end. The hole defines the interior surface of the body. The seal further includes a first flange disposed adjacent the hole on the first end of the body and a second flange disposed adjacent the hole on the second end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Unirac Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Robinson
  • Patent number: 10662655
    Abstract: A wall tile adapted to be molded from materials, including PVC composition material, and comprising: a planar top panel, which comprises an urethane stain shield, a second planar panel which comprises a first Polyvinyl chloride composition, a third planar panel which comprises a composite material having 3D printing on it, a Fourth planar panel which comprises a webbed fiberglass composition, a fifth planar panel which comprises a magnetic substrate, a sixth planar panel which comprises a second Polyvinyl chloride composition, and a seventh panel which comprises a self-adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Lee Wang
  • Patent number: 10662109
    Abstract: An object of the disclosure is to provide a glass panel and a glass window which are configured to stably maintain a depressurized space therein even when their spacers contain a resin. A glass panel unit of an aspect of the disclosure includes: a first glass pane; a second glass pane facing the first glass pane; a frame member which has a frame shape and which the first and second glass panes are bound together through; and spacers containing a resin and disposed between the first and second glass panes. A depressurized space is provided between the first glass pane and the second glass pane. The first and second glass panes are respectively to be exterior and interior panes. The first glass pane has lower ultraviolet transmittance than the second glass pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10655350
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a housing apparatus comprised of foundation boxes, foundation box lids, in situ ballast material placed within the foundation boxes, floor panels, wall panels, binding strips, stackable trussed roof segments, roof gables, and load transferring batten strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Dale R Hartmann, Tara C Brady, Michael D. Bluhm
  • Patent number: 10655326
    Abstract: A wood blocking blank for creating wood blocking for placement between metal studs includes a panel of a blocking material. The panel of blocking material has an original length and a standard width. The standard width is sized to a nominal stud width configured to fit between the metal studs. A groove is cut down the entire original length of the panel of blocking material approximate a first side of the panel of blocking material. The groove is configured for orienting the first side of the panel of blocking material in a soft side of a first metal stud and a second side of the panel of blocking material against the hard side of an adjacent metal stud. The groove is sized to receive the lip of the soft side of the metal stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Cretice Benefield
  • Patent number: 10640996
    Abstract: A Hole Cover for penetrations in commercial construction floors. One size of hole cover can accommodate a wide variety of hole diameters, and fit snugly. The device is made from a lightweight, yet durable material. A version having a cap with an internal metal core is also available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Hartman
  • Patent number: 10633877
    Abstract: A transportable building comprising a modular element constructed from a plurality of steel or aluminum intermodal shipping containers is disclosed. The method of manufacture greatly reduces the cost of constructing the transportable building. The transportable building can be set up at a site and later easily dismantled and moved, providing flexibility to temporarily set up a business without the need to build and maintain a permanent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: James L. Wolff
  • Patent number: 10633914
    Abstract: A spacer for insulating glass panes comprises a profile body made using a first plastics material, which has a substantially U-shaped cross section with first and second side walls arranged in parallel, each having a free end and an inner wall extending between the first and the second side wall, and a vapor diffusion barrier made of a poorly heat conducting material, extending from the free end of the first side wall to the free end of the second side wall, wherein the vapor diffusion barrier is arranged substantially in parallel to and spaced apart from the inner wall. The profile body together with the vapor diffusion barrier encloses a cavity of the spacer which is optionally configured to accommodate a desiccant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ENSINGER GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Runze, Marc Rehling, Michael Möller, Bernhard Königsberger
  • Patent number: 10625494
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes, in order, the steps of a) inkjet printing an image on a first thermoplastic foil by jetting and UV curing one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks on the first thermoplastic foil; b) applying on the inkjet printed image a second thermoplastic foil carrying a layer containing a vinylchloride-vinylacetate-vinylalcohol copolymer with the layer facing the inkjet printed image on the first thermoplastic foil; and c) heat pressing the first and second thermoplastic foils into a decorative laminate; wherein at least one of the first and second thermoplastic foils is transparent, and the one or more pigmented free radical UV curable inkjet inks contain a polymerizable composition having: 30 to 90 wt % of one or more compounds with one ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group; 10 to 70 wt % of one or more compounds with two ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups; and 0 to 10 wt % of one or more compounds with three or more ethylenic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: AGFA NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Jens Lenaerts, Nadine Willems, Hubertus Van Aert
  • Patent number: 10626614
    Abstract: A masonry block includes a top surface and an opposing bottom surface, a front surface and an opposing rear surface, a first side surface and an opposing second side surface, an x-direction defined as extending parallel to the rear and bottom surfaces between the first and second side surfaces, and a y-direction defined as extending perpendicular to the x-direction between the front and rear surfaces, and a set of three leveling pads disposed on the rear surface. The set of three leveling pads being positioned on the rear surface such that the three leveling pads provide four regions of overlap with leveling pads of two similar blocks in both block courses above and below the given block when the blocks are arranged in a running bond pattern, such that the four regions of overlap form four load transfer lines through each block in the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ness Inventions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Ness
  • Patent number: 10626594
    Abstract: The present application provides a prefabricated structural system and an assembly method thereof. The prefabricated structural system may be applied to steel structures, reinforced concrete structures and timber structures. When applied to the steel structures, the prefabricated structural system includes a plurality of steel structure joints and related members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEW WORLD CHINA LAND LIMITED
    Inventors: De Ming Derry Yu, Wenjie Michael Lu, Kam Ching Ivan Kong