Patents Examined by Christine T. Cajilig
  • Patent number: 10711455
    Abstract: Tiles 21 and 22 are laid up with other tiles in the usual way at and along the joint 18, the joint 18 comprises a female strip 23 and a male strip 24 each of which have fastening flanges 25 and 26 and respective 90° walls 27 and 28. A slot or rebate in the female section 29 holds an expandable seal, typically in this case a hydrophilic seal. The female part and the male parts are assembled for relative movement so that a small gap perhaps 2 mm at 31 may be accommodated while the the upper plate section 23 still provides a contiguous coplanar link between the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Underwood Companies Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Daniel Charles Underwood
  • Patent number: 10703507
    Abstract: A retractable docking platform and parcel receptacle apparatus for delivery drones, including one or more telescopic sliding platform panels; adapted to slide between an extended position and a retracted position wherein in operation, a parcel can be delivered by a drone to the extended platform and on completion of delivery, the platform and parcel are retracted into the building for collection from a secure receptacle. The operation can be coordinated through a wireless system via remote signals sent by the drone and/or a drone operation center which also records addresser and addressee details and information including time of delivery, mass and scanned information to verify delivery. The platform can also communicate with the drone to verify its identity for secure delivery. The platform may send delivery confirmation to the customer receiving a parcel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Deka Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ernest Comerford
  • Patent number: 10704272
    Abstract: Method of manufacture for panels usable as Tile backsplashes in showers or kitchen areas, to provide the surface with a desired appearance, durability, as well as water and air resistance. The proposed product of the method creates a “belly splash” panel specifically formed from a composite of epoxy and glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Leah Gaylord
  • Patent number: 10704261
    Abstract: A building support column includes a lower assembly with a connection bracket that includes a bottom plate. A body that includes plastic defines an exterior perimeter about support rods that extend from the bottom plate of the connection bracket. An adjustment leg that includes a threaded portion is movable within a center hole of the body to define a distance between the foot and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Jack Walters & Sons, Corp.
    Inventors: Fredrick R. Gilbert, Daniel Pederson, Andrew Pritzl, Caynen Klessig
  • Patent number: 10697184
    Abstract: A floor panel comprises coupling parts in the form of a tongue and groove connection with locking elements; wherein the groove is bordered by an upper lip and a lower lip; and wherein the one locking element is provided on the lower side of the tongue and the other locking element is provided on the upper side of the lower lip; characterized in that the most upward-situated point of the locking element on the lower lip is situated at a distance of at least ? times the thickness of the floor panel from the underside of the floor panel; and that the minimum thickness of the lower lip is maximum ¼ times the thickness of the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Jan De Rick
  • Patent number: 10697436
    Abstract: A wind power plant includes a plurality of wind turbine systems arranged in rows and columns and includes a cable support system with at least one cable. The cable is coupled to the support structure above the first wind turbine and below the second wind turbine. The cable couples directly adjacent wind turbine system together. The cable may extend the entire length of at least one row or at least one column. A wind turbine system includes a plurality of wind turbines and a support structure including a tower and support arms. The cable support system that is coupled to the wind turbine system and that is configured to transfer loads on the wind turbine system to other wind turbine systems in the wind power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Torben Ladegaard Baun, Henrik Kudsk, Jesper Lykkegaard Neubauer
  • Patent number: 10683663
    Abstract: A sustainable building material and system comprising of panels with alternatively oriented spacers and with panel connectors, panel edges and composites thereof. It is manufactured from semi-material in two manufacturing operations; the first manufacturing the panels, panel connectors and edges and the second manufacturing sub-assembles or composite elements from these. The building material and system are suitable for manufacture and assembly at various levels of technology and investment, and are designed for efficiency in manufacture, transport and offsite and onsite assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Dirk Bolt
  • Patent number: 10676923
    Abstract: Wall panels and methods of constructing a wall system for a building are described. In some embodiments, a pre-assembled wall panel may include a panel frame including a perimeter member defining a perimeter side of the panel frame, first and second wall boards attached to opposite sides of the panel frame to define first and second major sides of the wall panel, each of the first and second wall boards comprising non-combustible material, and a waterproofing assembly enclosing the perimeter side of the panel frame and extending along a full length of the perimeter side, wherein the waterproofing assembly includes a non-metallic elongate member comprising first and second opposing flanges disposed against respective exterior surfaces of the first and second wall boards, and wherein the first and second opposing flanges are attached to the perimeter member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Innovative Building Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Arlan Collins, Mark Woerman
  • Patent number: 10669724
    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: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10662646
    Abstract: Provided is a prefabricated wall for interior, which partitions the indoor space of a building, the prefabricated wall comprising: a runner installed to face a ceiling and a floor; a plurality of studs vertically installed and fixed on both width-wise sides of the runner; and a finishing panel coupled to the plurality of studs, wherein each of the plurality of studs includes a pair of coupling grooves extending in parallel to each other in the lengthwise direction, the finishing panel includes a pair of elastic coupling members which are fixedly coupled to both ends of left and right sides of the inner side surface thereof so as to extend in a vertical direction, and the finishing panel is installed on front surface portions of the plurality of studs by inserting and coupling the elastic coupling members into the coupling grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Chung Jong Lee
  • Patent number: 10648174
    Abstract: The invention relates to an architectural assembly consisting of wall elements made of concrete containing conductive particles with a conductive mesh forming an electromagnetic radiation shielding. Said wall elements consist of a panel 1 made of concrete containing conductive particles without a conductive mesh, at least one face of which is provided with a skin 2, 3 comprising a conductive mesh, with meshes being less than 30×30 mm in dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Caron-Fellens, Michel Mardiguian, Thierry Pitoux, Guillaume Souliac
  • Patent number: 10640969
    Abstract: A joint assembly for joining structural members in a building frame can comprise: a marriage strap including one or more through-holes; one or more fasteners configured to be inserted through the one or more through-holes of the marriage strap; and a cube coupling joint including one or more recessed channels sized and shaped to receive a portion of the marriage strap, one or more fastener holes located within the one or more recessed channels and configured to receive and secure to the one or more fasteners. In some embodiments, the marriage strap is configured to be inserted into the one or more recessed channels of the cube coupling joint and the one or more fasteners are further configured to be inserted into and secured to the one or more fastener holes of the cube coupling joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BuildXGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Grosch, Tarek M. Mokhtar
  • Patent number: 10640988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lamella front surface system (1), comprising at least one lamella (2), at least two metal mounting elements (3) each having a mounting axis, configured to be attached to a support (4), e.g. the face of a building, each of the metal mounting elements comprising mounting side (6) abutting the face in its mounted position, an interfacing side (7) arranged opposite the mounting side, the interfacing side comprising attachment means (8), wherein the lamella front surface system further comprises a fixation element (5) having a longitudinal extension (FA) and having a body (9) having a first side (10) comprising interfacing means (12, 13) configured to be connected with the attachment means, and a second side (11) configured to support the lamella in a position which is substantially perpendicular to the mounting axis of the metal mounting elements, and wherein the lamella is made from a non-metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NORDISK PROFIL A/S
    Inventor: John Bitsch
  • Patent number: 10641302
    Abstract: A pole assembly includes an elongated tubular member having an outer periphery with a pair of grooves therein, each groove defining a concave sidewall portion and a flat sidewall portion, a cam member comprising a plate-shaped portion and a pair of arms extending from a surface of the plate-shaped portion, the cam member configured to, while the major surface is adjacent a portion of the outer periphery, be rotated to cause each arm of the pair of arms to engage a respective groove of the pair of grooves, and a mount portion comprising a body defining a cavity having a pair of elongated sidewalls configured to engage respective outer surfaces of the pair of arms while the mount portion covers the cam member and the cam member is at least partially within the cavity to prevent the pair of arms from disengaging from the pair of grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Charles R. Huffman, Paul M. Gaskins, Gregory D. Mercier
  • Patent number: 10626661
    Abstract: A bollard that supports a door with a top bearing, middle bearing and bottom bearing with the middle and bottom bearing offset from the bollard and a rigid structure molded in the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 10626664
    Abstract: Compound fenestration assembly mull joints, compound fenestration assemblies using those mull joints, and methods of making and using the same are described herein. The mull joints in compound fenestration assemblies as described herein use universal joining strips to form both sides of a mull joint, as well as other universal components such as, e.g., corner gussets, locator plates, end plugs, seal members, etc. that may be used as needed to form mull joints as required in a compound fenestration assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kelley, Duane Fier, Jeremiah Boe, Jon Dekko
  • Patent number: 10612255
    Abstract: A building including at least one pressure lock configured to facilitate an exchange of materials and persons between the building and a clean area in the building; a ventilation arrangement configured to feed supply air from the building into a top of the clean area; and an extraction arrangement configured to extract exhaust air from a bottom of the clean area into the building so that the clean area has a positive pressure relative to the building, wherein the clean area includes a floor and a shell that encloses the clean area above the floor pressure tight, wherein the building includes an outer enclosure that protects the clean area against weather conditions outside the building, wherein the shell is flexible at least in a major portion of a surface area of the shell and the positive pressure moves the shell into a shape of the clean area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jens Hutzenlaub
  • Patent number: 10612246
    Abstract: An anchor-free system for fastening cladding panels is composed of a two-element hanger. An upper element of the hanger is connected with a bottom element of the hanger. The contact area of this connection forms a shelf. There is an opening to accommodate an adjustment bolt. The upper element of the hanger has the form of a vertical wall closed in the bottom with a horizontal or inclined shelf having openings for screws. The vertical wall of the upper element of the hanger has a tongue located at an angle relative to the vertical wall of the upper element of the hanger. The bottom element of the hanger has the form of two vertical walls connected in the top with a horizontal or inclined shelf having openings for the screws. The vertical wall of the bottom element makes a hitch for the base profile of an installation substructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Michal Czyź
  • Patent number: 10604936
    Abstract: A gutter guard for retaining a gutter and for covering an opening of the gutter provided. The gutter has a front wall and a rear wall and the opening is defined by a top edge of the front wall and the top edge of the rear wall. The gutter guard includes a front portion for operatively engaging the front wall of the gutter, a rear portion having an upwardly and rearwardly extending hook member for retaining the rear wall of the gutter and an upstanding member fastenable to an upstanding support structure, and a central portion extending between the front portion and the rear portion and having a plurality of throughholes formed therein. The gutter guard may be multi-layered, having a first sheet member and a second sheet member that are spaced apart and having non-aligned throughholes. A gutter guard kit can include at least one gutter guard and a gutter that are operatively engageable with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Stéphane Brochu
  • Patent number: 10597871
    Abstract: An insert for lifting and leveling a precast concrete slab is provided. The insert includes a sleeve that extends through the concrete slab and has two distinct threaded portions on an inner surface of the sleeve. This configuration allows a lifting bolt to be positioned into an upper end of the sleeve to lift the concrete slab, and a different-sized leveling bolt to be positioned in the sleeve to selectively elevate or raise part of the concrete slab relative to a ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Meadow Burke, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Recker, Ronald G. Naumann, Hector G. Ruiz