Patents Examined by James J Buckle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11905715
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to siding, for example, suitable for use covering the exterior surface of a building. The present disclosure relates more particularly to a siding attachment accessory including an attachment platform having a front face and a rear face. The attachment accessory also includes at least one siding hanger extending forward from the front face of the attachment platform that is configured to hold a siding component. Each siding hanger of the attachment accessory includes a retaining arm having a proximal end attached to the front face of the attachment platform and a distal end spaced from the attachment platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Pina, Dennis Michaud, Keyan Hansen, Andy Hojoa, Jonathan Knowles, William Lentlie
  • Patent number: 11898346
    Abstract: A fire-rated angle piece and wall assemblies or other assemblies that incorporate the fire-rated angle piece, in which the angle piece can include an intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The angle can be attached adjacent to a corner of a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header tracks, sill plates, bottom tracks, metal studs, wood studs or wall partitions, and placed between the framing member and a wall board member at a perimeter of a wall assembly to create a fire block arrangement. A fire spray material can be applied over a portion of the angle piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: CEMCO, LLC
    Inventor: Donald Anthony Pilz
  • Patent number: 11895958
    Abstract: A structure for growing plants comprising a main support, vertical supports along the perimeter of the foundation, a perimeter frame connected to the vertical supports, cables connected to the main support, vertical supports and perimeter frame, and an inner and outer shell formed from transmissive panels supported by the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Troy McClellan, Ingo Mueller
  • Patent number: 11891851
    Abstract: A door system including a primary door molding attachable to a primary door frame, the primary door molding including a first vertical member and a first hinge member extending from the first vertical member. One of a horizontal member from which the first vertical member downwardly extends and the first vertical member includes a first rotatably engageable element, and the first hinge member includes a second rotatably engageable element vertically spaced from the first rotatably engageable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Alan M. Dixon, Michael W. Kondratuk, Jammey A. Rawden
  • Patent number: 11885122
    Abstract: An adjustable support system has a base bracket member, a clip member, and an outer bracket. The base bracket member has a first end wall that overlays a substrate, a body wall extending outwardly therefrom and a second end wall opposite the first end wall. The clip member has a base bracket member coupling, and a projecting arm. The base bracket member coupling is attached to the first end wall and overlies a portion of the body wall. The projecting arm is spaceable apart from the body wall. The outer bracket has a spanning wall with inner and outer sides. An outer end wall extends from the outer side. The spanning wall is slidably positionable between the body wall of the base bracket member and the at least one clip member, to sandwich the same. Wall assemblies and methods are likewise disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Patent number: 11885130
    Abstract: A ceiling grid lighting assembly for use in suspended ceiling systems is provided with multiple linear lighting modules in parallel arrangement. End plates are used to connect, support, and enclose longitudinal ends of the elongate body of each linear lighting modules while simultaneously functioning as reflective faces for optical cavities. A configured gap spacing between individual linear lighting modules can be used to house and support components such as additional light sources, acoustic or decorative panels, HVAC components, or power systems, controls or sensors. The end plate can also be configured to allow a T-bar to be placed in the configured gap spacing thereby enabling the mounting of the assembly in-line upon the longitudinal axis of a ceiling grid T-bar. Embodiments of linear lighting modules are presented comprising LED light sources, light guides and diffusers housed within the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Fusion Optix, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence Yeo, Michael Demas, Joshua C Webb, Timothy Kelly
  • Patent number: 11859854
    Abstract: A ceiling system is provided that has a ceiling structure suspended within a space of a building thereby dividing the space into an occupied space below the ceiling structure and a plenum space above the ceiling structure; a panel structure supported by the ceiling structure and having an opening; a pressurized air passageway aligned with the opening, the pressurized air passageway having an outlet; and an inductive air passageway adjacent the pressurized air passageway, the inductive air passageway having an inlet and an outlet. The pressurized air passageway and the inductive air passageway are configured such that pressurized air passing through the outlet of the pressurized air passageway induces an induced air flow out of the outlet of the inductive air passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventor: William H. Frantz
  • Patent number: 11821214
    Abstract: A drainage component having a continuous, extruded mat having an upper face and a lower face. The mat includes a plurality of patterned three-dimensional structures, each structure spaced from all adjacent structures, and the plurality of patterned three-dimensional structures are provided in a plurality of linear rows or columns in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Lori C. Hascher, James E. Mathis, W. Allan Wingfield, Wazir Nobbee, Rupa Kibbe
  • Patent number: 11808078
    Abstract: A retrofit adaptor is provided for retrofitting a glazing structure comprising an inner frame body and an outer frame body with windowpanes therebetween forming a glazed window. The retrofit adaptor comprises outer and inner connecting elements and a thermal break interposed therebetween and connected thereto. The outer connecting element for being connected to the outer frame body and defines an outer clearance hole therethrough. The inner connecting element for being connected to the inner frame body. The thermal break defines a cavity for receiving insulation therein. A mechanical fastener is insertable through the outer clearance hole of the outer connecting element when unconnected to the outer frame body and through the inner connecting element when mounted to the inner frame body, via the cavity, for being fastened to the inner frame body. The outer frame body is connectable to the outer connecting element for closing the outer clearance hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Roy Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11808028
    Abstract: An exemplary modular building component disclosed herein includes at least three side walls connected to each other to form a frame structure having an open exterior end and an open interior end, in various aspects. Each of the side walls includes a mating inner structural wall and an outer pivoting wall, in various aspects. The structural wall and the pivoting wall each include a top end and a bottom end, wherein the pivoting wall bottom end is adapted to pivotably engage the structural wall bottom end, in various aspects. A tautened fabric material covers the frame structure exterior end and is secured to each pivoting wall, in various aspects. The fabric is tautened over the frame structure exterior end as each pivoting wall top end is pivoted into abutment with its mating structural wall top end, in various aspects. Related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Charles H. Harbison
  • Patent number: 11795680
    Abstract: A modular building system allows for quickly and easily erecting prefabricated wall panels on a building foundation at a construction site. The system allows for manufacturing and installing, at a high level, complete budding components, using steps that are highly repeatable and scalable, resulting in construction that is quick and efficient, and easily performed at many types and locations of construction sites. A system in accordance with the invention comprises a wad panel, a floor panel and a roof panel. The wad panel comprises a horizontal member supported along a bottom horizontal edge, and a plurality of vertical studs integral to the horizontal member and extending vertically downward from the horizontal member. A floor panel comprises a rail disposed rigidly fixed to the foundation and defining an enclosure to receive the plurality of vertical studs of the wall panel to thereby vertically position the wall panel upon the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Renu, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Meagher, NejeebKhan Rayamarakkar, Nic Brathwaite
  • Patent number: 11795689
    Abstract: Prefabricated wall panels simplify the constructive of building units and other structures. The prefabricated wall panels can include a set of conduits pre-installed within the wall panels that enable simplified installation and conduit routing within a building unit or structure. The set of conduits can include electrical conduit, plumbing conduit, HVAC conduit, networking conduit, fire alarm conduit, and fire sprinkler conduit. The prefabricated wall panels can include above-door cavities to assist with structure design and coupling conduits between prefabricated panels. The prefabricated panels can additionally include dual-headed fire sprinklers that enable one fire sprinkler conduit to spray into multiple rooms, reducing the overall number of fire sprinkler conduits required within a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: VEEV GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: John Robert Robillo Fidel, Eric Michael Dunn, Lisong Zhou
  • Patent number: 11788341
    Abstract: A frame system for securing a glazing unit to a window portal includes an elongated primary mount extrusion, an elongated mount stop extrusion, an elongated first gasket, an elongated second gasket and a structural sealant. The primary mount extrusion is secured to the window portal. A mount stop extrusion engages the primary mount extrusion with a pair of ratcheting members. The first gasket and the second gasket define a passage therebetween and the passage has a width so that the glazing unit fits therein. A structural sealant is disposed so as to affix the glazing unit to an inner upper surface of the primary mount extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Window Film Depot, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Franson, Mark Meshulam
  • Patent number: 11788296
    Abstract: A gutter debris preclusion device for use with a gutter attached to a building, comprising a support structure being substantially rigid and having a recess with a plurality of apertures and a plurality of ribs; a screen having a plurality of apertures and being at least partially disposed on the ribs of the support structure; and, wherein a cross-sectional profile of the screen has an arc shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: GUTTERGLOVE, INC.
    Inventor: Robert C. Lenney
  • Patent number: 11781313
    Abstract: There is presented a tower element, such as a tower element for a tower for a wind turbine generator, said tower element comprising a hollow, tubular element, a flange on an inside surface of the hollow, tubular shell, a unit comprising a platform and a fixation element, such as a plurality of fixation elements, attached to the platform, wherein the unit is arranged with respect to the flange, so that the flange prevents movement of the platform in both directions along an axis being parallel with an axis of the tubular element, and movement of the platform is allowed in at least one direction along an axis being orthogonal to the axis of the tubular element. There is furthermore presented a tower, a wind turbine generator and a method for providing a tower element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Børge Øllgaard, Peter Sigfred Mortensen, Jens Juul
  • Patent number: 11773582
    Abstract: An adjustable hangar for attaching an elongate beam to a structural building member includes a lower module and an upper module that are engaged with one another in a vertically reciprocal manner. The lower module includes a pair of parallel side panels spaced apart from one another and a lower beam support web. The upper module includes a top panel opposite the support web and a pair of opposite side members. The upper module further includes an upper support flange substantially parallel to the support web. In one embodiment, the upper module side members engage with the lower module in a vertically slidable relationship and define a beam receipt channel therebetween. When a beam is installed in the receipt channel, the upper and lower modules are adjusted vertically to trap the beam between the upper panel and support web with the beam circumscribed by the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: OMG, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Dicaire, Logan Carlson, Kenneth D. Canup, Timothy F. Gillis, Jonathan W. Dezielle, Frederick A. Enko, Mark J. Guthrie, Mitchell T. Kraucunas, Walter Joseph Fallows, III
  • Patent number: 11767669
    Abstract: A system and method for installing the system of sheathing panels having building information applied to the individual sheets of sheathing prior to installation. Application of the building information is performed by printing the information directly on each sheet to form a rasterbated image of the building plan. The rasterbated image is then assembled as the surface of a building to provide a building plan integrated into the surface of the building. The information provided by the building plan can include, but is not limited to, plumbing information, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning information, electrical information, and framing information, including but not limited to information regarding the composition of walls, and placement, size and configuration of windows and doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Patrick Churchman, Nicholas Stoppello
  • Patent number: 11761208
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an anchor sleeve (100) for an anchor system (1) suited for anchoring of a composite tension member (300). The anchor sleeve (100) comprises a sleeve base body (101) that has a receiving opening (105) configured to receive an anchor body (200) and extending from a sleeve front opening (121) arranged at a sleeve front end (120) to a sleeve rear opening (131) arranged at a sleeve rear end (130). The sleeve base body (101) is at least partially made from a fiber-reinforced plastic comprising reinforcing fibers whereof at least a portion is wound about the receiving opening (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: CARBO-LINK AG
    Inventors: Andreas Winistörfer, Andreas Langenegger
  • Patent number: 11761194
    Abstract: A modular workspace system employs a plurality of interchangeable posts, beams/rails, and panels, permitting assembly of modular rooms and modular room structures of varying size, shape, and purpose. Wire management openings permit internal wire management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: OFS Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Landon Webb, David Andrew Lancaster, Antonio Jose Fernandes da Costa
  • Patent number: 11753833
    Abstract: Coping and skirting systems for structural bases are described herein. The coping and skirting systems include at least one coping tile and a support structure configured to be mounted on a front surface of the structural base and to support the at least one coping tile on the structural base. The support structure is also configured to be mounted on the structural base at a selectable position that provides for a top surface of the coping tile to be level with a top surface of a field tile on the structural base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: CB Interests Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Jasinski