Patents Examined by Jeanette Chapman
  • Patent number: 7628000
    Abstract: A protective wall (1) for shielding against laser beams, in particular those stemming from welding machines, wherein the protective wall (1) contains light-alloy shaped sections (10-13) that are essentially rectangular and incorporates chambers that are formed by interior walls (2), and profilings that are formed on the front and/or side, wherein the light-alloy shaped sections (10-14) are lined up and connected side wall to side wall in an individually removable manner to form the protective wall (20, 22; 21, 23; 24, 25) in such a way that the profiling on the side is implemented step-like from a front wall (26) to a back wall (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Helmut Kahl
  • Patent number: 7624539
    Abstract: A combined sealing system for connecting a panel to a frame includes a first sealing system and a second sealing system. The panel pivots relative to the frame. The first sealing system connects a first surface of the panel to a first surface of the frame, and the second sealing system connects a second surface of the panel to a second surface of the frame. The first surface of the panel is different than the second surface of the panel, and the first and second sealing systems have a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration upon the panel being positioned within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Speyer Door and Window, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kip Speyer, Jonathan D Thielmann
  • Patent number: 7624546
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular flooring system including a ramp to facilitate entry and exit from the flooring system. The ramp may be modular and interconnect with all or parts of a perimeter of the flooring system, and the ramp may also interconnect with adjacent ramp members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Jorgen J. Moller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7621076
    Abstract: The invention comprises a compact barber shop structure having the exterior shape of a barber pole of sufficient height and size allow adults to enter and move about standing up and has a barber chair in its interior with barbering accessories to enable a barber groom a person's hair while seated in the barber chair. The structure has a door to allow persons to enter the structure for the grooming. The structure has a cylindrical exterior and has spiral stripes applied to the cylindrical exterior of the color common to a barber pole. A large globe is located on top of the cylindrical exterior of type common to a globe of a barber pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventor: Everette Blaisdell
  • Patent number: 7621093
    Abstract: Floor covering, of the type consisting of the type consisting of oblong, and more particularly rectangular, strip-shaped hard floor panels with a layered structure, which extend in parallel rows, characterized in that it comprises floor panels of at least two different lengths, whereby these different lengths are realized at the manufacturer's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers, Lode Hubert Lieven De Boe, Luc Dirk Daniël Vanhastel
  • Patent number: 7621099
    Abstract: A method and related apparatus for precision deploy-attaching beam-mount structure to the outside of an elongate column at plural, defined attachment sites that are distributed and spaced along the length of the column. The method involves (a) preparing an elongate column to act as a travel way for a carriage which is designed to transport and deploy beam-mount structure, shifting such a carriage progressively along the column from defined attachment site to defined attachment site, and at each such site, deploy-attaching from the carriage to the column the carriage-carried beam-mount structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: ConXtech, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7610733
    Abstract: A framing assembly system for steel building that substantially reduces assembly time while maintaining excellent strength and mechanical integrity and has vastly improved resistance to uplift forces. Foundation assemblies or anchor structures are first precisely located before concrete is poured to form the foundation, encasing the anchor structures within the foundation. Columns may then be attached to the anchor structures without the need for readjusting the location of the columns. The rest of the building framework is subsequently attached to the columns. The resulting structure is highly resistant to uplift forces and seismic effects while being much faster and simpler to assemble than previous structures. Cracking of the concrete foundation prior to the complete curing of the concrete is also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Business Network Solutions U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Rizzotto
  • Patent number: 7597372
    Abstract: An underfloor storage structure for a vehicle (1) includes a floor panel (P) having a plane portion and a concave portion (11), a floor lid (28) for selectively closing and opening the concave portion (11), a floor bucket (14) provided in the concave portion (11) in a detachable manner; and a tray (15) disposed in the floor bucket (14), which is rotatable in a plane that is substantially parallel to the plane portion of the floor panel (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Nagamoto, Ryosuke Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7596921
    Abstract: A stud spacer for use in a wall structure. The stud spacer includes a pair of opposed projections. The respective projections of the stud spacer interconnect with similar projections from adjacent stud spacers to form an interconnected series of stud spacers that extend through the studs that comprise the wall structure. When connected, each projection extends through an opening in an adjacent projection and a locking surface or locking tab associated with one projection seats in or against a stop or seat formed in the other projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: The Steel Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. diGirolamo, Michael Torres, Thomas Trestain
  • Patent number: 7594370
    Abstract: A butt-joint connection structure for joining two logs end-to-end in a log wall includes a first log having a first end face and a second log having a second end face for abutting the first end face and forming a seam therebetween, each log having a log height extending between top and bottom surfaces thereof, and a spline slot extending horizontally across the seam between a first closed edge in the first log and a second closed edge in the second log. The spline slot extends vertically through the log height of the first and second logs, and has generally planar, spaced apart inner and outer slot faces extending between the first and second closed edges. A spline is provided in the spline slot, the spline having a width spanning the seam and a first spline face in generally flush engagement with a respective one of the inner and outer slot faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Pointblank Design Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory A. Clarke
  • Patent number: 7591116
    Abstract: Floor covering, of the type consisting of oblong, and more particularly rectangular, strip-shaped hard floor panels (2) with a layered structure, which extend in parallel rows, characterized in that it comprises floor panels (2) of at least two different lengths (L1-L2-L3), whereby these different lengths (L1-L2-L3) are realized at the manufacturer's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Ltd Sarl
    Inventors: Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers, Lode Hubert Lieven De Boe, Luc Dirk Daniël Vanhastel
  • Patent number: 7574840
    Abstract: Reinforcing connector (10) for reinforcing attachment among components (110) of a structure (100); such as crossing beams (111), beam (111) supporting a slab deck (113), or masonry blocks (118). Reinforcing connector (10) includes a length of roving (20) composed of filaments (25). Roving (20) is disposed in borehole (50) piercing component (110). Free ends (21,23) of roving (20) protrude from borehole openings (51) and are splayed apart into individual filaments (25). Filaments (25) are attached to surfaces of components (110) with adhesive means (30). Reinforcing connector (10) increases ductility and resistance to lateral forces of structure (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Fyfe Co., LLC
    Inventor: Edward R. Fyfe
  • Patent number: 7562951
    Abstract: A wall cabinet system includes a bracket and a plurality of fasteners for connecting first and second side panels and first and second shelves. The bracket includes a plurality of fastener receiving holes. A first fastener extends through an upper side panel and a first fastener receiving hole; a second fastener extends through the lower side panel and a second fastener receiving hole; a third fastener extends through the upper side panel, a third fastener receiving hole, and the upper shelf; and a fourth fastener extends through the lower side panel, a fourth fastener receiving hole, and the lower shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Windquest Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall E. Tallman, William J. Lown
  • Patent number: 7546718
    Abstract: An extensible beam (1) comprising: a first, elongate element (10), a second element (50) adapted to move relative to the first elongate element in order to vary the amount of overlap between the first and second elements and thereby vary the length of the beam. Wherein the first element includes first (18) and second (20) support portions and the second element includes first (52) and second (54) spaced apart strut members for engagement with the first and second support portions respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Salvatore Vasta
  • Patent number: 7533505
    Abstract: A circular concrete cap foundation poured in-situ within a perimeter forming corrugated metal pipe set atop or within an excavated pit and enclosing a series of circumferentially spaced pile anchors. The circular concrete cap foundation supports sets of inner and outer circumferentially spaced tower anchor bolts having their lower ends anchored to an embedded anchor ring and their upper ends projecting vertically and upwardly out the top of the circular foundation to engage the base flange of a supported tower. The pile anchors are formed with perimeter corrugated metal pipes set deep in subsurface soils with cementitious material surrounding and partially bonding to a centralized steel bolt or tendon which extends through the cap foundation. The tower anchor bolts and the pile anchor bolts are both partially encased in a PVC sleeve so that the bolts can be post-tensioned. The pile anchors are in tension only and serve to pull the cap foundation down to compress the underlying ground soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Allan P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 7533499
    Abstract: A form assembly for use with a rough-in floor drain line, extending from a ground location prior to the pouring of a concrete aggregate. A body is constructed of a plasticized material and exhibits a three-dimensional outline with a height, width and depth and an open interior. The body further includes a bottom-most extending and encircling lip and an upper rim edge. The body is positioned so that the open interior surrounds the exposed floor drain line and a volume of a sand aggregate is filled into the open interior over and around the exposed drain. A lid is secured over the rim edge and a plurality of elongated and ground-securing stakes are engaged through apertures associated with the bottom extending said lip, in order to secure the body upon the ground location and to isolate the floor drain line from a volume of encircling and poured concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel J. Daigger, Rodney K. Moore, Marlow G. Clark
  • Patent number: 7520096
    Abstract: A sound insulating floor structure comprises an underlying floor layer of a raised floor constructed by supporting a plurality of underlying floor panels at a predetermined height by means of a group of supporting legs installed on a foundation floor via elastic pedestals attached to the lower ends of the supporting legs, floor covering materials laid over the underlying floor layer, and intermediate materials laid between the underlying floor layer and the floor covering materials. The intermediate material is a hardboard or a high density fiberboard having the flexural strength of 35-50 [N/mm2], Young's modulus in flexure of 4,000-5,000 [N/mm2] and the density of 0.8-1.2 [g/cm3].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Taisei Electronic Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Hiraguri, Kazuharu Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 7503149
    Abstract: A method of producing a double-walled thermo-structural composite monolith may include assembling, by stitching, a sandwich having a core and outer fibrous armors. The stitched sandwich structure is impregnated with a viscous resin. After the resin hardens, the core is removed from the sandwich structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignees: EADS Space Transpotation SA, MBDA France
    Inventors: Thierry Salmon, Georges Cahuzac, Marc Bouchez, François Falempin
  • Patent number: 7497058
    Abstract: Flooring panel or wall panel and a use thereof in a wet room. The panel is provided with a locking means in the form of groove (6) and tongue (7) forming a tongue/groove joint for assembling of the panels. The groove (6) and the tongue (7) are preferably made of water tight material and formed with a snap-together joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Göran Mårtensson
  • Patent number: 7493731
    Abstract: An insert type building model, comprising layer members, wall members and accessories such as doors and windows. Said layer members are jointed to one another with joint pieces embedded at jointing portions thereof. Said wall members include plate pieces and switchover pieces connected to each other in an embedment fashion. Said layer members are combined with said plate pieces and said switchover pieces in an embedment fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Changqing Zhang