Patents Examined by Christine T. Cajilig
  • Patent number: 11655665
    Abstract: A method of installing a combination door unit into a threshold of a house, comprising placing a combination door unit within a threshold opening of a house surrounded by a plurality of house frame studs. The combination door unit comprises a door frame, a threshold door hingedly coupled to the door frame, and a secondary door. The secondary door is hingedly coupled to a mounting frame and the mounting frame, the door frame, and the plurality of house frame studs are aligned when the combination door unit is placed within the threshold opening. The method of installing the combination door unit may also comprise the steps of leveling the combination door unit, removing the secondary door from the combination door unit, driving a plurality of fasteners through the mounting frame, through the door frame, and into the house frame studs, and replacing the secondary door on the combination door unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Unique Home Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Chavez
  • Patent number: 11655670
    Abstract: An insulating glazing unit, includes at least two glass panes and a circumferential spacer profile between the at least two glass panes near edges of the at least two glass panes, for use in a window, a door, or a façade glazing, which has in each case an electrically conductive frame surrounding the edges of the insulating glazing, wherein at least one RFID transponder is attached to the insulating glazing unit as an identification element, and wherein the at least one RFID transponder is arranged at a corner of the insulating glazing unit, and wherein an end of the at least one RFID transponder pointing toward the nearest corner of the insulating glazing unit is not more than 30 cm from the nearest corner of the insulating glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Holtstiege, Alicia Dröge, Christian Effertz, Christopher Marjan
  • Patent number: 11649642
    Abstract: Building panels provided with a locking system for vertical and horizontal locking of a first edge and a second edge of adjacent panels. The locking system includes a displaceable tongue at least partly arranged in a displacement groove, a tongue groove, a cavity provided in a strip at the first edge, and a protrusion extending downwards at the second edge. The displaceable tongue is arranged to be displaced at least partly into the tongue groove during locking, and wherein the protrusion is arranged to be located in least a portion of the cavity when the panels are locked vertically and horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 11649639
    Abstract: An insulated panel assembly having improved insulative R-value. The insulated panel assembly comprises a cover panel, a first insulation layer, and at least one additional insulation layer, wherein the at least one additional insulation layer has a higher R-value than the first insulation layer. The first insulation layer is secured to the cover panel. The first insulation layer further forms at least one recessed portion. The at least one additional insulation layer is positioned in the at least one recessed portion of the first insulation layer. Examples of the at least one additional insulation layer may include vacuum insulated panels and modified atmosphere insulation panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Westlake Royal Building Products (USA) Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Olvey, Chris J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11649633
    Abstract: Roofing systems are disclosed herein. In particular, a method of making an asphaltic roofing product having an asphaltic substrate and at least one granule disposed thereon is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: U.S. Silica Company
    Inventors: Steve Canova, Chad Cannan
  • Patent number: 11643863
    Abstract: An integrated sash unit including a first sash portion. The first sash portion a first body portion and a first receiving wall extending inwardly from the first body portion. The first receiving wall has a first inner wall surface and a first peripheral wall surface opposing the first inner wall surface. The first body portion defines a first receiving surface and a first coupling surface and a first body peripheral surface opposite the first receiving surface and the first coupling surface. The integrated sash unit also includes a second sash portion forming a second body portion and a second receiving wall extending inwardly from the second body portion. The second receiving wall has a second inner wall surface and a second peripheral wall surface opposing the second inner wall surface. The second body portion defines a second receiving surface and a second coupling surface and a second body peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Paul D. Schroder
  • Patent number: 11629515
    Abstract: A booth that has an opening through which a user enters and exits the booth and a desk and a chair installed in a space surrounded by a floor and a side wall, the booth includes a movable sound insulation member that is installable to enclose the user in a case where the user is below a top portion of the booth while being in the booth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Shu Watanabe, Kunichi Yamashita, Akihide Kawamura, Masamichi Kimura, Shigenaga Fujimura
  • Patent number: 11624189
    Abstract: A roof system comprising a roof substrate, a first membrane including first and second opposed planar surfaces, and a second membrane including opposed first and second planar surfaces, where said second membrane is adhered to said roof substrate through an adhesive disposed on said roof-substrate contacting portion of the first membrane, and where said second membrane is adhered to said first membrane through said adhesive disposed on a lap portion of said second membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Holcim Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, Michael J. Hubbard, Joseph Kalwara, Carl E. Watkins, Jr., Brian Alexander, Todd D. Taykowski, Joseph R. Carr
  • Patent number: 11624232
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure provide an overhead door panel. The overhead door panel includes a pair of parallel glass panes, a metal frame with parallel lateral stiles oriented perpendicular to the pair of parallel glass panes, a first seal system located at a first lateral stile, and a second seal system located at a second lateral stile, wherein the first seal system and the second seal system engage with at least one glass pane of the pair of parallel glass panes and a lateral stile of the parallel lateral stiles of the metal frame such that the first seal system and the second seal system are between the at least one glass pane and the lateral stile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: CornellCookson, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Balay, Thomas Balay
  • Patent number: 11619041
    Abstract: The invention is directed broadly to a modular housing system having a structural framework comprising an internal chassis as a core structural element, the internal chassis including: a first ladder frame that defines a base; four columns at least two being extendable columns; and a second ladder frame engaged to the first ladder frame via the four columns, such that at least one of a distance and an angle between the first ladder frame and the second ladder frame is adjustable to define a usable volume of the structural framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Lifting Point Construction Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Ryan Jarvis Mullaney, James Richard Howell, Nicholas Bruce Mullaney
  • Patent number: 11619054
    Abstract: A construction jig is disclosed for facilitating appropriate notched cuts in vertical posts used for deck or post and beam construction applications. The jig is a multi-sided jig adapted to be either slipped over or slipped around a vertical post commonly used in such constructions. A crossmember for the construction is held by the jig and the jig is moved up and down until the crossmember is level. A saw is then guided by the jig to make an appropriately level notch in the vertical post, as required by building codes. An optional handle is useful, and it may extend outwardly from a side of the construction jig, which is adapted for movable and removable placing of the multi-sided jig over the vertical post to indicate level placement for the deck crossmember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Dennis Skatzka
  • Patent number: 11619091
    Abstract: An apparatus for an architectural opening may include a plurality of panels. At least one of the plurality of panels may include a frame including a plurality of first frame members and a plurality of second frame members sealed together at respective interfaces to define at least one opening. The interfaces may be defined by ends of the first frame members positioned at least partially within respective apertures defined in the second frame members. Each frame member may include an internal cavity, with the apertures fluidically connecting the internal cavities of the frame members. An inset panel may be secured within the at least one opening. One or more hinges may pivotably connect a first panel of the plurality of panels to a second panel of the plurality of panels. The apparatus may be a garage door, an entry door, a window, or a storefront.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Overhead Door Corporation
    Inventors: Neil A. Kozisek, Scott A. Juengst
  • Patent number: 11613890
    Abstract: A modular wall building system includes a plurality of course modules which can be connected to form a wall such as a wall of a building structure. A course module includes inner and outer wall panels connected by upper and lower panel connectors via connector pins which are received by receiving rails extending from interior surfaces of the inner and outer wall panels. The course modules include wall course modules, bottom course modules and top course modules. Door and window modules can be installed to the building structure by attachment to the course modules. The panel connectors include structural openings for receiving vertical structural members. The wall building system includes a bottom plate structure and tie down system for attachment of the wall structure to a foundation, and a top plate structure including truss connectors for attaching a roof structure. A method of forming a wall structure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Schofield Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Schofield
  • Patent number: 11608671
    Abstract: There is a frame insulator that covers a window or door frame. A door or window has one or more panels that are supported by frame members. The frame members have interior surfaces and exterior surfaces. The one or more panels are mounted on the frame members. The interior surfaces or the exterior surfaces or both are enclosed by sheets of cross-linked polyethylene foam extending adjacent to the one or more panels and forming frame insulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Katch Kan Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: Quinn A. J. Holtby
  • Patent number: 11603292
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, an elevator core structure includes an elevator frame (120) separated from a main frame (110) and extending in a longitudinal direction of the main frame (110), and a guide frame (130) formed on an inner surface of the elevator frame (120). Here, the elevator frame (120) may be formed by stacking a plurality of frame segments (121), and a guide frame unit (131) forming the guide frame (130) may be mounted to one surface of each of the frame segments (121). The present invention exhibits an effect of early-constructing the elevator frame regardless of a construction schedule of a main frame of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Dae Joong Kim, Wha Sung Kim, Yong Ku Kim, Jae Eun Jung, Yeon Kyu Park, Sang Hee Lee, Nan Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 11603674
    Abstract: A waler assembly with an integrated castor attachment point that eliminates the need hinge or fold a leg during assembly/disassembly. A vertical tube assembly having an increased load allowing for greater flexibility on job sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: PERI Formwork Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Brittny Kubie
  • Patent number: 11596111
    Abstract: Greenhouse comprised of a ridge beam extending some distance above its roof defining two elongated side zones at either side of the ridge beam. The ridge beam is comprised of one or more elongated hollow spaces and with one or more closable openings in both side zones. The openings fluidly connect the exterior of the greenhouse with its interior and may be closed at one side and opened at its other side depending on the direction of the wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects B.V.
    Inventors: Willem Nowé, Vincent Martijn Kickert
  • Patent number: 11597262
    Abstract: A connection system for a house and a vehicle, may include a vehicle door provided in the vehicle to open or close a vehicle entrance through which a passenger enters or exits the vehicle and allowing an internal space of the vehicle to be exposed into the house when authenticated by the house; and a hatch provided in a house entrance on a side wall of the house to selectively couple the house entrance and the vehicle entrance with each other so that an internal space of the vehicle and an internal space of the house are connected to each other in a state that the vehicle door is open when the authenticated vehicle is parked on a side of the house entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Eun Cha, Jin Ho Hwang, Sang Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 11591796
    Abstract: A truss includes a plurality of truss members, each truss member formed from a unitary folded blank of sheet metal to create a main panel, and proximal and distal flanges and a horizontal panel each extending perpendicularly from the main panel, the proximal flange of a first truss member is connected to the distal flange of a second truss member to form a truss. In one embodiment employing trusses formed of folded sheet metal, a plurality of interconnected truss modules, each truss module including a plurality of truss members, forms a plurality of oppositely extending horizontal flanges that collectively present the top and bottom surfaces of a cantilevered canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Bok Modern LLC
    Inventors: Russell Naylor, Hearee S. Chu
  • Patent number: 11585148
    Abstract: A clip for supporting a muntin grid, a muntin grid, and a method of assembly is disclosed herein. The clip includes coupled together lateral and longitudinal members, each supporting bosses, and first and second arms respectively. The clip for coupling to the first and second muntin bars via first and second notches in the respective muntin bars. The muntin bars are formed by pre-notching and then roll forming, wherein the bosses support the first and second muntin bars when the clip is coupling the first muntin bar to the second muntin bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Briese