Patents Examined by Christine T. Cajilig
  • Patent number: 10378199
    Abstract: A joining device (100) for precast reinforced concrete elements with a dry joint comprising a first group of joining reinforcements (10?) arranged on a first plane and in parallel with one another, each one of said joining reinforcements (10) comprising one reinforcement (1) and two threaded ends (2). The device comprises first coupling means (30) for coupling to the columns (200) arranged between the joining reinforcements (10) and perpendicular to the first plane defined by the joining reinforcements (10) and a plurality of anchoring plates (20) arranged so as to define a closed frame inside of which the joining reinforcements (10) are arranged, and where the inner space defined by the anchoring plates (20) is filled with a structural filler material (concrete, resin, composite, etc.) (50). The anchoring plates (20) comprise a plurality of holes (21), at least one for each threaded end (2), in a position that matches up with the latter, and through which the threaded ends (2) remain accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
    Inventors: Inigo Calderon Uriszar-Aldaca, Amaia Aramburu Ibarlucea, Jose Antonio Chica Paez
  • Patent number: 10378270
    Abstract: A sash for doors or windows includes two spaced apart glass sheets, a spacer element interposed between the sheets to define a closed inner perimeter zone and an open outer perimeter zone. A structural sealing/adhesion component runs along the outer perimeter zone and occupies a volume to permit contact with the spacer element and the glass sheets. An element for housing accessory components for supporting and/or operating the sash is associated with the structural component for each side of the glass sheets. Each element includes a rigid profile having, in cross section, at least one closed base side and two flaps each formed by a stretch perpendicular to the base side and a recessed stretch, parallel to the base side, to form a channel with an opening The rigid profile is associated with the structural component along the outer surface of the base side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GO TECHNOLOGY S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco Lambertini
  • Patent number: 10364800
    Abstract: The invention has for object a system for assembling a tower for a wind generator consisting of a plurality of blocks, comprising: a structure for lifting each one of said blocks, and a structure for supporting said lifting structure, the lifting structure being moveable in relation to the support structure between a block-gripping position and a block-holding position, the lifting structure comprising a body for gripping each block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET
    Inventors: Beat Joss, Nicolas Fabry, BenoƮt Melen
  • Patent number: 10363443
    Abstract: A passive ductwork intumescent fire damper is disclosed having a sheet metal box; an intumescent; a sheet metal comb; a plastic liner; a sheet metal comb catch; and a sheet metal escutcheon. The fire damper is particularly useful in a structural wall ducted horizontally such as a side wall range hood installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Superposed Associates LLC
    Inventor: Jack F. King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10364581
    Abstract: An a masonry corner jig includes a main elongate body including first and second portions extending from a midpoint, the main elongate body forming a plurality of apertures extending a length of the main elongate body at the midpoint; first and second legs; first and second L-shaped plates each defining a central leg bracket; an adjustable grade stake; a metal plate defining a base; first and second legs each including a leg hinge, a leg rod, an adjusting rod, the adjusting rod forming hole through the center of the adjusting rod, an adjusting pin that is sized and configured for engaged passage through the hole of the adjusting rod, a cylinder defining an ankle rod, and a foot plate that is sized and configured for attachment to the first end of the ankle rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: James L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10355636
    Abstract: A structure and support device for photovoltaic arrays is provided. The device provides a structural connection between photovoltaic modules, wind deflectors and similar hardware. The invention provides an advantage of quick and easy installation of hardware components and associated parts, and meets the demand for a single device capable of combining solar energy associated hardware into photovoltaic arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Everest Solar Systems LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Danning
  • Patent number: 10349652
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for exterminating and/or driving away pests, more particularly insects, preferably Nematocera and Brachycera. The fundamental inventive idea is that of using individual small drops to exterminate or drive away pests. Risk to humans is advantageously avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BARTSCHER INNOVATIONSTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Bartscher
  • Patent number: 10344473
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device without blocking wireless signals based on impedance matching. The device is constructed by periodically stacking two building materials with different dielectric constants in the same direction. The device without blocking wireless signals based on impedance matching can be designed as a wall body, and can improve wave transmission of microwaves to ensure that wireless signals won't be blocked at any incident angle, thereby achieving the unblocked transmission of wireless signals. Furthermore, compared with metal hole arrays, the component materials of the devices can include polypropylene and concrete, that expands the applications from micro circuit electronic devices to macro walls, and greatly reduces the manufacturing and maintenance cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yun Lai, Zhongqi Yao, Jie Luo
  • Patent number: 10340838
    Abstract: A trim-rail for use in a solar panel mounting assembly is disclosed. The trim-rail includes a tilted spring support ledge on a side of the trim-rail. A photovoltaic module is elastically supportable on the tilted spring support ledge when the photovoltaic module is installed on the tilted spring support ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Unirac Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Schuit, Jason Mayfield, Ernest Gallegos
  • Patent number: 10336266
    Abstract: An assembly for sealing a space between a secondary structure movable into and out of a primary structure includes a base member mountable to an outer surface of the secondary structure and a flange member. The flange member includes a main flange portion and a coupling portion extending from the main flange portion. The main flange portion includes a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is on the opposite side of the coupling portion from the first portion. The coupling portion is couplable to the base member such that the first portion is adjacent a rear wall of the secondary structure and the second portion extends beyond the outer surface of the secondary structure when the coupling portion is coupled to the base member. The second portion is configured to engage an interior surface of the primary structure when the secondary structure is in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Composite Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Dame, Jeffrey Chase, Stefan Crabtree
  • Patent number: 10309108
    Abstract: Precast concrete column (1) for the support of structural modular floor, preferably dry assembled, comprising in its upper part a capital for the support (2) of beams (3), having the support capital (2) a square or quadrangular plan in such a way that four sides (21, 22, 23, 24) are defined for the support of the beams (3), in which each of the sides (21, 22, 23, 24) comprises concave recesses (4) of sides parallel to the axis of the beams (3) that define convex protrusions (5) which sides comprise bearing surfaces (6) such that when laying a beam (3), which ends are complementary to said recesses (4), the bearing forces have directions contained in a plane (41, 42, 43, 44) perpendicular to the axis of the beam (3), having said directions a horizontal component. The invention also refers to a beam complementary to this column and to slab segments, as well as to a structure provided with said columns, said beams and optionally also said slab segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ELASTIC POTENTIAL, S.L.
    Inventor: Marc Sanabra Loewe
  • Patent number: 10309103
    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: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Meadow Burke, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Recker, Ronald G. Naumann, Hector G. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10294677
    Abstract: An interlocking floor display system including a border frame; a plurality of grid members positioned within the border frame and defining a grid with multiple grid sections; a panel frame secured into each grid section; a support panel secured within each panel frame; and a planar surface resting on top of the support panel, wherein the interlocking floor display system includes a tongue in groove interlocking system, eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Casey
  • Patent number: 10280618
    Abstract: A system for traversing an opening of a construction element the system including a elongated housing with two extendable elements configured to reside at least partially within the housing. The extendable elements may extend beyond the housing and may include flanges or ledges which may engage the ends of a construction element, which may be a wall, and thus allow the system to traverse the opening of a construction element, such as a window or door. The system may allow a user to easily manipulate the system to fit a plurality of openings and reuse the system a countless number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Quick Headers, LLC
    Inventor: Scot Ryan Kelly
  • Patent number: 10280623
    Abstract: A rebar support system used in the reinforcement of concrete structures is disclosed, comprising a rebar support tower and a rebar support base, individually capable of holding rebar members at a predefined height within a range of possible heights, the two further capable of acting together in tower-base duplex fashion in the formation of multilevel rebar grids. The rebar tower has four legs between which there are defined two intersecting passages, the legs being open-ended at the bottom and forming bidirectional arches at the top of said intersecting passages, said rebar tower further having a saddle formation at its apex. The rebar tower provides a tapered and angled foot profile at the bottom of each leg to minimize the area of contact when used with a concrete form, thereby reducing rebar support footprints after form removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Angelo Verelli, Carlo Verelli
  • Patent number: 10273647
    Abstract: Disclosed is an economical and effective way of producing a modular retaining wall for a material to be retained, using only blocks which in and of themselves are of insufficient thickness to function as retaining wall blocks. The modular wall includes backer blocks and facing blocks which are connected by separate connectors in a back to back, spaced apart arrangement, thereby forming a hollow retaining wall. The hollow wall is filled with loose filler material to increase the mass and retaining capacity of the wall. None of the wall components is embedded in the material to be retained. Further disclosed are wall components and a wall kit for a modular retaining wall. A double sided decorative wall is also disclosed. The modular wall system allows for the construction of retaining walls and freestanding, double sided, decorative walls forming both straight and curved walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Les materiaux de construction Oldcastle Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Bertin Castonguay, Marc-Andre Lacas, Robert Daoust
  • Patent number: 10256768
    Abstract: A photovoltaic mounting structure includes a frame for holding a photovoltaic array including a plurality of widthwise channels so as to permit photovoltaic modules to be easily slid between pairs of the channels, the photovoltaic modules resting upon flanges of the channels. In various embodiments, domed protrusions are disposed on lateral sides of the channel to prevent kinking of the modules and reduce friction, retention teeth are formed on upper surfaces of the flanges to position the modules; locator teeth are formed on lower surfaces of the flanges to guide the channels to predetermined spacing; and pre-installed mounting clips are attached to a top surface of the channel. The mounting clips each include an anti-rotation tab oriented downwardly and partially disposed in a corresponding hole in a top surface of the channel so as to prevent rotation of the mounting clip when a bolt of the mounting clip is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CMCO SOLAR, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Owen, Kenneth Grum
  • Patent number: 10233610
    Abstract: A leveling apparatus many be used for building new construction or for releveling an existing structure. A user may place a leveling apparatus between a pier and a beam of a pier and beam foundation. The leveling apparatus may include a bottom plate that rests on the pier and a top plate that supports the beam. The bottom plate and the top plate may be separated by threaded rods. The leveling apparatus may be sufficiently small that it may fit between the pier and beam in situations where space may be limited. The user may rotate one or more nut fasteners to adjust the height between the bottom plate and the top plate. Adjusting the separation between the plates can result in leveling of a floor by adjusting the spacing between a beam and the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: John Nightingale
  • Patent number: 10233688
    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: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kelley, Duane Fier, Jeremiah Boe, Jon Dekko
  • Patent number: 10183462
    Abstract: A prefabricated ceiling panel and method of forming the same is provided. The panel comprises various built-in features including cable trays, lighting elements, and other features. The panel further comprises a layered structure comprising a plurality of layers to increase the fire resistance, insulation, and/or structural features of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: OLDCASTLE LIGHT BUILDING PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel M. Nyce