Patents Examined by Jeanette E. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10669722
    Abstract: A roofing debris collection apparatus having one or more gutter liners constructed to fit in an interior of a gutter to collect roofing debris; one or more debris chute drapes; and one or more drape support poles to maintain the debris chute drapes in a vertical angled orientation adjacent the gutter to guide roofing debris from a roof to the ground. Roofing debris accumulates in the gutter liners or falls off the roof on to the debris chute drapes and slides from the debris chute drapes onto the ground or onto a debris collecting ground tarp. The roofing debris is collected and removed by collecting the gutter liners from the gutter and gathering the debris collecting ground tarp from the ground. The roofing debris collection apparatus allows for rapid collection and removal of roofing debris and protects the sides of a building from any damage that might be caused by the collection of roofing debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Heath Austin Hicks, Eric James Mackintosh
  • Patent number: 10669715
    Abstract: A component is a building block having a pair of parallel load-bearing concrete side walls separated by a gap and joined by crossed metal ties which bridge the gap. The outer faces of the side walls can be covered with a decorative finish such as stone. The blocks have an added end wall which enables pillars to be built. The method of casting the blocks utilizes a collapsible metal mold which permits the side walls to be stepped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Norfa Enterprises Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: John Peter Norford, Trung Thann Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10655349
    Abstract: A combination of a covered, raised corner desk and seating area and walk-up corner bar provides a degree of security and privacy while encouraging working together and meeting with persons standing at the outside of the bar/desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel John Krivens
  • Patent number: 10641000
    Abstract: A subsection 100 of a tower section comprises a shell segment 120 of the tower section and at least a longitudinal flange 130 mounted to a longitudinal side of the shell segment 120 for connecting to a longitudinal flange of a further subsection of the tower section. Here, the longitudinal flange 130 comprises a part 132 of a surface contour extending from a contact surface 136 of the longitudinal flange 130 which is provided for a connection to a longitudinal flange of a further subsection to a connecting surface 134 connected to the shell segment 120. The part 132 of the surface contour comprises a distance to a contacting plane 106 passing through the contact surface 136.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: eno energy systems GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Porm, Stefan Bockholt, Klaus Jakowski, Robin Ahrens, Michael Bull
  • Patent number: 10640989
    Abstract: Floor panels (1, 1?) are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system on long (5a, 5b) and short edges (4a, 4b) allowing installation with angling of long edges and where the short edge locking system has a displaceable tongue that is displaceable essentially in one direction from an inner unlocked position to an final locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10633854
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a rectangular shaped body which forms a receiver for moisture that collects in or about the drainage plane behind an Exterior Insulation and Finish System which receiver collects the water and allows the water to drain away from the wall system to the outside of the finished wall through at least one drainage tube. The receiver body is expected to be installed behind the Expanded Polystyrene on front of the exterior surface of the interior sheathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Harvey J. Zeigler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10633852
    Abstract: Methods for constructing and a building kit for use thereof are disclosed. The building kit includes a plurality of posts configured for embedding within square apertures of a foundation, wherein the posts have a cross-shaped cross-sectional shape, a plurality of cross-shaped cross-sectional shaped elongated members, and a plurality of enforcement joints configured to conform to the interior cross-sectional shape of the posts and the cross-shaped cross-sectional shaped elongated members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Majid Janabi
  • Patent number: 10626609
    Abstract: Gypsum panels, sheathing systems, and methods of making and using the same are provided. A gypsum panel includes a gypsum core associated with a first fiberglass mat having a continuous barrier coating, the coating penetrating a portion of the first fiberglass mat opposite the gypsum core, wherein gypsum penetrates a remaining fibrous portion of the first fiberglass mat such that voids in the first fiberglass mat are substantially eliminated. A building sheathing system includes at least two gypsum panels and a seaming component to provide a seam at an interface between the gypsum panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventors: Vincent B. Thomas, Rochelle Bradford, Christopher J. Sanders, Yi-Hsien Harry Teng
  • Patent number: 10626630
    Abstract: An outpatient surgical center can include a hybrid operating room. The hybrid operating room can include at least one radiation shielded wall, a floor, and a ceiling. The hybrid operating room can also include an imaging device disposed in the hybrid operating room. The hybrid operating room can further include an operating table disposed in the hybrid operating room. A building for the outpatient surgical center can initially be constructed to conform to International Building Code (IBC) Class B standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PM HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: L. Philipp Wall
  • Patent number: 10618156
    Abstract: A porcelain roof tile installing system that comprises: a roof tile having a porcelain body provided with an attachment hole; a nail for being inserted into the attachment hole of the roof tile thereby installing the roof tile to a roof structure; a nail gun for pushing the nail into the attachment hole; wherein the nail gun has a centering element configured to be coupled with the attachment hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Daltile Corporation
    Inventors: Raul Rodriguez, Rahul Patki, Terry Adams, Claudio Caselli
  • Patent number: 10619398
    Abstract: An indoor safety shelter appearing to be one file cabinet or a set of file cabinets is disclosed constructed with bullet-proof armor plates mounted on an interior support frame which protects one or more persons inside the shelter both from being discovered by and being harmed by an armed intruder in the case of a home or office invasion. The shelter can be assembled and disassembled on site providing for the ability of one or more persons protected inside the shelter to detach a plate or plates from one or more sides of the shelter if a bullet-proof door to the shelter, which is locked from the inside, becomes obstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: David Ivester
  • Patent number: 10619791
    Abstract: Channel framing includes an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and defining an interior extending along the longitudinal axis. The body includes a first side defining a continuous slot extending lengthwise of the body and into the interior of the body. A second side is generally opposite the first side and defines a fitting groove extending lengthwise of the body. The fitting groove is configured for receiving at least one type of fitting to secure the fitting to the channel framing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Zhihui Zhang, William E. McCarthy, James A. Knutson
  • Patent number: 10612207
    Abstract: A landscaping tie system comprised of landscaping timbers and connectors. The landscaping timber comprises four flat boards each having an inside face, an outside face and two end edges. The four flat boards are mounted onto a center joint so that the four flat boards define a perimeter face of a timber and an inner channel inside the perimeter face, whereby the center joint is positioned within the inner channel. Two landscaping timbers may be joined by a connector with an outer profile to nest within the channel of each of the two landscaping timbers to establish an increased size timber arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Robert B. Jordan, IV, Joey Lee Brock, Eddie Alexander Meeks
  • Patent number: 10604956
    Abstract: A modular tire service station for servicing vehicle tires includes a first pre-configured service module and a second pre-configured service module that is proximate the first module. A customer area is disposed in at least one of the first module and the second module, a tire storage area is disposed in at least one of the first module and the second module, and a tire service area is disposed in at least one of the first module and the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Ryan Douglas Hartschuh, Justin Marcus Beck
  • Patent number: 10602861
    Abstract: A digital vanity mirror assembly includes a mirror that has a reflective surface being directed toward a user to provide a reflection for personal grooming. A pedestal is positionable on a horizontal support surface and the mirror is coupled to the pedestal such that the mirror is supported above the horizontal support surface. A control circuit is coupled to the mirror and a transceiver is coupled to the mirror. The transceiver is in electrical communication with an extrinsic communication network to facilitate two way communication between the user and a remote individual when the user is viewing the mirror. A touch screen is integrated into the reflective surface of the mirror and the touch screen is electrically coupled to the control circuit for controlling operational parameters of the control circuit and the transceiver. Moreover, the touch screen displays indicia received from the transceiver and a remote control is provided that is in wireless communication with the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ksenia Meyers, Oscar Boveda
  • Patent number: 10590978
    Abstract: A bushing includes an upper collar with a lower sheath and an annular shoulder intermediate the collar and sheath. The collar has a plurality of spaced apart notches and the sheath has a plurality of spaced apart slits that may be circumferentially aligned with the notches. The sheath has a plurality of spaced apart ribs projecting outward circumferentially offset from the slit for assisting in maintaining the sheath within a hole in a fastener with the annular shoulder against the fastener. A securing member with an elongate shank extending from a head with a distal portion is maintained in the longitudinal opening in an upright position aligned with the hole. As the fastener is driven longitudinally through the opening and hole, force from the fastener causes the bushing to break away and yields direct contact between the securing member head against the top surface of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OMG, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Shadwell
  • Patent number: 10577789
    Abstract: An improved anchor for provision within a concrete panel or other structural member is provided. The anchor is operable to connect a wall panel or similar concrete to a footer member or other structural component. The anchor assembly comprises a void and a removable portion that allows for a portion of the anchor assembly to be pivoted from a first position to a second position, wherein the first position comprises a stowed position within the wall and the second position comprises a position operable to securing or connecting structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Meadow Burke, LLC
    Inventors: David Kelly, Michael Recker, Ronald G. Naumann
  • Patent number: 10570607
    Abstract: A method of erecting an acoustic shell for stage performances, the shell have frame defining a concave volume that is curved in two orthogonal planes and has an inner surface facing forwardly of a stage for a performance. A plurality of polygonal acoustic panels are positioned in the frame and spaced in rows and column along the inner surface, each panel having an outer acoustically active surface. The frame is formed of plural curved trusses each with a base for support on the stage and a peak. An oculus ring is connected to the peak of each arch and the bases of the arches are space along a bottom curve of the concave volume. The panels comprise plural adjacent blocks in rows and columns, each with a base and inner closed end, the length of each block being different for adjacent blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CS INVENTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A Stapleton, Michael Cronin, Bruce Rodgers, Tye Trussell, James McKinney, John Garriott, Clayton Hunt, Matt Jumper
  • Patent number: 10570616
    Abstract: Insulated wall and roof sheathing systems for use in building construction designed to provide moisture permeable wall panels that protect from bulk water, excess air, and thermal transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Huber Engineered Woods LLC
    Inventors: Allen Sealock, Joel Barker, Terry Liles
  • Patent number: 10557287
    Abstract: A casement/leaf arrangement having a casement/leaf of a window or door, with a frame profile of the casement/leaf. The frame profile having a C-shaped casement/leaf groove in the rebate, and with at least one fitting part, in particular a drive rod of a fitting, provided to be inserted into the casement/leaf groove. The casement/leaf groove has a first groove limb and a first groove portion and, located opposite, a second groove limb and a second groove portion. The fitting part has an elongate main body having a front side and a rear side. The main body has, on opposite longitudinal sides, a first peripheral region for engaging behind the first groove limb of the casement/leaf groove and a second peripheral region for engaging behind the second groove limb of the casement/leaf groove. The fitting part is pivotable into the casement/leaf groove with a peripheral region inserted into the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: WILH. SCHLECHTENDAHL & SÖHNE GMBH & CO. KG (WSS), SAPA AS
    Inventor: Giovanni Zaccaria