Patents Examined by Elizabeth A Plummer
  • Patent number: 9328506
    Abstract: A construction system includes an insulation member. A metal support member is coupled to a side surface of the insulation member. The metal support member is a substantially C-shaped configuration. The metal support member is inserted over an upper side of the wall panel within processed portions of the insulation member to align with the side surface of the insulation member. An extension member portion of the insulation member provides an extension of the insulation member over an exterior side of the wall panel. An exterior sheath is disposed over the extension member portion of the insulation member and over an exterior side of the wall panel. An interior sheath is disposed over an interior side of the wall panel. The exterior sheath and the interior sheath include magnesium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: David Gibson
  • Patent number: 9328957
    Abstract: A self-contained slushy stand built proximate to a sidewalk allowing customers passing by to order, pay and receive a slushy of their choosing. The stand comprises broadly (i) a service area including one or more cabinet units with countertops, sinks and refrigerated storage with the service area configured for employees to work therein; (ii) a walk-in storage unit rear of the service area with the storage unit configured to retain or support at least raw slushy product, one or more condenser units and slushy machines wherein the storage unit includes an access door permitting personnel to access one or more of said raw slushy product, condenser units and slushy machines; (iii) a payment receiving device; (iv) power source; and (iv) water source. The self-contained slushy stand may also include a canopy, speakers, cameras, misters, heaters and/or signage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Darin Feinstein
  • Patent number: 9322159
    Abstract: One possible embodiment of the invention could be a construction spacer for holding boards in a parallel and spaced-apart manner comprising a Y-shaped base having a first and second base ends, the first base end forming a C-shaped aperture; a pair of spaced apart J-shaped attachment arms that perpendicularly attaches to the first base end and further forms hook portions that together can hold a first board; a pair of lateral support arms that extends outward from the first body end; an L-shaped attachment arm that perpendicularly attaches to the second base end and forms a catch that can hold a second board parallel to the first board, wherein the C-shaped aperture can accept a second base end of another construction spacer to allow a plurality of construction spacers to be connected together in tandem order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Jack W. Evans, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9321383
    Abstract: A head and neck restraint system includes a vertical support and a head and neck restraint assembly coupled to the vertical support. The head and neck restraint assembly includes a pair of spaced members coupled to the vertical support. The pair of spaced members have a spring memory that permits movement of one of said members toward and away from the other member or movement of both of said members toward and away from each other. One or more spring biased wedges avoid the spring memory from returning one or both of the spaced members to a starting position after movement of one of the members toward the other member or movement of both of the members towards each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: George Davis
  • Patent number: 9284036
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floor plate for bearing upon a floor framework in an aircraft. The floor framework is formed with a multiplicity of transverse beams which are arranged like a truss, and a multiplicity of longitudinal profiles, especially seat rail profiles, which extend transversely to the transverse beam. At least one sub-assembly, for example a kitchen module and/or a sanitary cell, can be fastened on the floor plate. The floor plate bears upon at least four longitudinal profiles and has at least one connecting point, especially an insert, for fastening of the sub-assembly. In addition, at least one system port is provided for the tool-less, pluggable connecting of the sub-assembly to any on-board systems of the aircraft, especially to electrical systems, to feed-air systems, to exhaust air systems, to fresh-water systems or to waste-water systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Kook, Wolfram Schopenhauer
  • Patent number: 9272499
    Abstract: A method of preparing a window module includes providing a metal frame having a first major surface, applying a structural glazing tape to the first major surface of the metal frame, and positioning a glass panel overtop the structural glazing tape. The structural glazing tape includes a polymer foam tape having first and second major surfaces, an adhesive layer overlying the first major surface for bonding the structural glazing tape to the structural frame, and a release layer overlying the second major surface. The method further includes filling a channel defined by the glass panel, the metal frame, and the structural glazing tape with a curable sealant, and curing the sealant to bond the glass panel and the metal frame together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas A. Veilleux, James N. Gordon, Stewart B. Dittmeier
  • Patent number: 9273483
    Abstract: A fiber glass utility pole comprising: (a) a center section that comprises from 5% to 15% of the total diameter of the utility pole; (b) a mid-section surrounding the center section, the mid-section comprising from 70% to 90% of the total diameter of the utility pole; and (c) an outer section surrounding the mid-section, the outer section comprising from 5% to 15% of the total diameter of the utility pole, wherein the center section comprises fiber glass oriented at a 30 to 60 degree angle to a center axis, and wherein the mid-section comprises fiber glass oriented parallel to the center axis, and wherein the outer section comprises fiber glass oriented at a 30 to 60 degree angle to a center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Peter Ceko
  • Patent number: 9273870
    Abstract: A room enclosure assembly on a base of a concrete ceiling or wall is disclosed. In an embodiment, it includes metal sheet material having contact surfaces toward the base and web faces leading away from the base and heat exchange surfaces. Folding regions are formed between the sub-faces of the sheet material. The contact surfaces are fastened to the base area via a heat conducting connection layer. The heat-exchange faces are provided with a coating layer. The heat flow between the base and the heat exchange surfaces is especially efficient because it takes place in the continuous metal sheet material. Through-openings in the heat exchange surfaces, together with the use of a suitable coating layer on the heat exchange surfaces, allow for the acoustic insulating effect and optical appearance to be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: H.D.S. TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Hans Dietrich Sulzer, Eric Sulzer
  • Patent number: 9270224
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Jr., Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 9266449
    Abstract: An adjustment drive of a motor vehicle seat is provided, the adjustment drive, having a control pinion. The control pinion, in the event of a collision, is subjected to a torque which acts from the structure of the motor vehicle seat. Overload protection is provided for an adjustment drive of a motor vehicle seat against forces which act in the event of a collision, using a simple device. This is achieved by the control pinion being rigidly connected to a torsion bar, and the control pinion is situated in an extension of the rotational axis of the control pinion, and free end of the torsion bar being integrated into a drive of the control pinion in a rotationally fixed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Autositze GmbH
    Inventor: Meinhard Behrens
  • Patent number: 9267261
    Abstract: This hinge assembly comprises a lid with a covering web and a hinge adapted for enabling an angular movement of the lid between an open position and a closed position, the hinge including a first cam and a first counter-cam, the first cam and the first counter-cam cooperating over a first angular range. The hinge comprises an additional cam and an additional counter-cam cooperating over an additional angular range. The first angular range and the additional angular range overlap over an angular overlap range that amounts to at least 60° and over the entire range of which both the first cam and counter-cam and the additional cam and counter-cam cooperate simultaneously. The device can be used for road manholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PAM
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Royer, Vincent Rotharmel, John Neil Pickavance
  • Patent number: 9260040
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a rotationally moving hook mechanism provided on a seat back, and a striker disposed in a rear of the seat back and fixed onto a vehicle body. The vehicle seat includes a left lock mechanism and a right lock mechanism which fix the seat back at an erection position, and a supporting bracket that is provided on the vehicle body to tiltably support the seat back. The striker and the supporting bracket are disposed on a rear side of each of a left side bolster and a right side bolster. An insertion hole, a fixing wire and a protruding portion are provided on the left side bolster and the right side bolster, and on the striker and the supporting bracket to determine positions of the left side bolster and the right side bolster and positions of the striker and the supporting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., TACHI-S CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kawamoto, Taichi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9254555
    Abstract: A clamping device has a removable handle to move a clamp between an opened and clamped position. A receiving member is on the clamp to receive the handle. The handle has a latching member to couple with the receiving member. An actuating member is coupled with the handle to move the clamp from an opened to clamped position. A release mechanism is coupled with the clamp or handle to move the clamp from a clamped to an opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Hagan, David Martin, Henry Dykstra
  • Patent number: 9255413
    Abstract: A method for plastering construction in architectural decoration comprises the following steps: (1) base treatment; (2) applying mortar on the wall surface according to the required plastering depth, and longitudinally installing screeding templates along a wall surface subjected to the base treatment in Step (1) according to the plastering depth, a lateral space between adjacent screeding templates being 1.3 to 1.8 meters; (3) plastering; and (4) laying aside the wall surface subjected to the plastering for 12 to 24 hours till plastering mortar on the wall surface is in a half-dried compact hardened state, and using teeth of a saw blade for grinding the mortar along the two adjacent screeding templates through a ruler till the mortar is even. The method can improve the construction efficiency and guarantee the construction quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Shaoqiang Li, Xiaozhen Zeng, Huiyuan Pang
  • Patent number: 9249568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to temporary wall systems and their production and more particularly to portable, temporary wall systems. The wall system includes an adjustable pillar member, a panel member, and a support article arranged and disposed to secure the panel member to the adjustable pillar member. The adjustable pillar member includes a base portion and an expansion portion, and is configured to extend between opposing surfaces to provide support for the panel member when secured thereto. The base portion includes a first face, an opposing second face, and a channel formed in the first face, the channel extending from the first face towards the second face. The expansion portion is movably disposed within the channel, and at least partially extends from the first face of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: James M. Hoefler
  • Patent number: 9249566
    Abstract: A precast stackable tower shaft wall stair unit and method having four structurally interconnected opposing walls forming a peripherally defined body defining a medial channel extending therethrough. A locking recess is defined in one corner portion at adjacent interconnected walls, and a mating locking protuberance is carried at a diametrically and vertically opposite corner portion allowing units to be stacked upon one another forming a continuous medial channel extending therethrough. A lower landing, an upper landing and a flight of stairs extending between a lower landing and an upper landing are carried on a wall in the medial channel extending from the lower edge to an upper edge. Stacking of adjacent to units simultaneously forms a medial channel extending therethrough and a continuous stairway therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: Richard John Eggleston, II, Guy Conversano
  • Patent number: 9249586
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide apparatuses and methods for installing tile with a tile installation guide. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a tile installation guide including a guide body having a polygonal outer surface and an opening configured to surround a non-polygonal element, wherein a thickness of the guide body is substantially equivalent to a thickness of a tile for which the guide is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy J. Wood
  • Patent number: 9243410
    Abstract: A snow guard has an upper plate having a neck portion connected to a head portion having an upper edge which includes a medially extending recessed surface and a base portion connected to the neck portion along a transverse stamped bend line, the base portion including a first pair of longitudinal stamped bend lines extending approximate said neck portion through to a bottom edge of the base portion which defines a mid base portion and a side base portion on each side of each the respective first longitudinal stamped bend line, wherein the bottom edge of said base portion is less length than a length of the medially extending recessed surface to reduct cost and waste of the snow guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Amos Garber
  • Patent number: 9232698
    Abstract: A lawn edging device having overlapping, alternating toe plates forming a base portion that covers a strip of soil. The toe plates are connected at proximal edges to a resilient, elongate backing strip, from which a plurality of ground insertion spikes depend downwardly. The device is may also be provided with a vertical edge-defining portion extending upwardly from the backing strip. Flexing or trimming notches of material being horizontal or vertical are made in the back or front surfaces of the backing strip or edge-defining portion providing changeable device dimensions and increasing flexion of the device for making custom lawn edging curves and angles without decreasing device strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Deidra Williams
  • Patent number: 9227729
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat including a seat base frame, a seatback and a seat bottom configured to horizontally translate relative to the seat base frame, a first actuator arranged to drive seat translation, and a second actuator arranged to drive seatback recline, the dual actuators working in parallel to increase the speed of horizontal translation and combine the recline function into one continuous motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Udriste, Javier Valdes De La Garza, Michael Beroth