Patents Examined by Joshua J Michener
  • Patent number: 10697178
    Abstract: A rebar positioner for being placed within an open core of a masonry block having an open core and an adjacent closed core separated by a web. A wire defines first and second laterally spaced-apart support elements adapted to extend over and be supported by the web of the block. End portions of the first and second support elements are adapted for extending into the enclosed core of the block. A rebar positioning segment defines at least one ring adapted for being positioned within the open core of the block and surrounding a section of vertically extending rebar positioned in the open core. The wire is bent such that the end portions of the first and second support elements are adapted for extending into the closed core at a level below an upper surface of the block and the at least one ring is adapted for extending into the open core at a level below the upper surface of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Masonry Reinforcing Corporation of America
    Inventor: Ralph O. Johnson, III
  • Patent number: 10689873
    Abstract: A campus for fabricating at least one pharmaceutical product has one or more customizable facilities each configured to manufacture the at least one pharmaceutical product, a media/buffer plant, and a utility building connected by a utility line to the media/buffer plant and/or the one or more customizable facilities to provide at least one first utility to the media/buffer plant and/or the one or more customizable facilities via the utility line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LONZA LTD
    Inventors: Leander Biffiger, Sandra Carbonneau, Andre Collioud, Jonathan Fortin, Dominik Imbolden, Torsten Schmidt, Stefan Stoffel, Diego Studer, Christoph Vogel, Stefan Widmer, Tristan Wilkins, Lesley Wood, Alexander Zahiri
  • Patent number: 10689870
    Abstract: An automatic tensioning system for strengthening a beam, a slab and a column by a pre-stressed FRP plate comprises a tensioning end anchor (1), a fixed end anchor (10), and a tensioning bracket (3) connected to the tensioning end anchor (1). A centre-hole jack (16) is provided in the middle of the tensioning bracket (3), a threaded rod (8) passes through the tensioning bracket (3) and is then connected to the centre-hole jack (16), and an upper toothed nut (13) and a lower toothed nut (19) respectively driven by a driving mechanism are provided on two sides of the tensioning bracket (3) on the threaded rod (8). A binary clip-type fixture (4) is further comprised, an upper surface thereof is provided with a cylinder (6), and a sleeve (7) nested outside the cylinder (6) is connected to the threaded rod (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gang Wu, Xinghua Li
  • Patent number: 10689858
    Abstract: A device for attaching at least one cloth for producing a tensioned-cloth false partition, comprising a first profiled member forming a profiled rail comprising at least one reception groove, the reception groove being delimited by at least two lateral walls, and at least one second profiled member able to be fitted removably in the reception groove of the first profiled member, having a cross section in the form of a U or V, one of the arms of the U or V shape comprising at least one deformable longitudinal projection arranged so as to come into abutment against a wall disposed opposite the arm carrying the deformable projection when the second profiled member is in place in the reception groove of the first profiled member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Scherrer, Mark Pinchot
  • Patent number: 10683661
    Abstract: A building component utilizing a pourable polyurethane or structural foam that can be used for floors, walls, and roof assemblies with a frame with an interior, back or a front, multiple partition beams forming cells in said frame, pourable polyurethane or structural foam exterior backing attached to said frame back. The structural foam is poured into said cells to a desired level, and after said structural foam is poured into said cells, said interior backing is attached to said frame front. Cabling is used to improve movability of the invention, and improve on wind loading and seismic requirements of the present invention. Safety is also improved during the manufacturing process, loading, unloading, and in final assembly through the use of cabling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: William H. Bigelow, Andrew J. Huber
  • Patent number: 10683659
    Abstract: A method of raising a framed structure. The method comprises the steps of: supporting a roof structure of the framed structure, cutting a stud of the framed structure at a desired level, leaving a bottom portion of the stud in place, removing a top portion of the stud, raising the roof structure of the framed structure, installing a flooring structure on the bottom portion of the stud, building a wall structure using a second stud supported by and secured to the flooring structure, lowering the roof structure onto the wall structure, and securing the roof structure to the wall structure. The method also allows for the leveling of the framed structure without modifications to the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Raul S. Nieves
  • Patent number: 10683672
    Abstract: A construction apparatus and method for lifting structure integrally over obstacles in vertical direction to a position with different horizontal projection. The apparatus has two platform beams placed each other in parallel, two lifting beams laterally relative to the platform beams and a lifter equipped with the lifting beams. Push instrument kits are installed on the platform beams and the lifting beams respectively, and a plurality of sets of baffles installed on both sides of the platform beams to provide the push instrument kits with a counter-force when the push instrument kits work. When the structure encounters obstacles during the process of lifting the structure by two lifters, the posture of the structure can be altered by operating the push instrument kits and the lifters, such that the horizontal projection of the structure will be reduced and the structure can therefore be lifted over the obstacle in vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CO., LTD., SHANGHAI YESHENG MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL CONTROL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Long Wang, Wei Wei, Junyue Gao, Jianming Wen, Sui Yin, Yuantao Zhao, Yanfeng Jia
  • Patent number: 10683660
    Abstract: A vertical exterior wall system has an exterior substrate and a control joint disposed on the substrate. A building material such as stucco covers a base plate of the control joint. An A-shaped ridge extends from the based plate of the control joint and is disposed between a first area of the building material and a second area of the building material, defining a gap. A sealant may be disposed in the gap and may cover the A-shaped ridge, adhering to building materials of the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVATIONS & IDEAS, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Preston
  • Patent number: 10675737
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of reveal architectural panels and a tool or clamp for assembly thereof. The apparatus and method replace prior art assembly methods and fasteners with adhesives and a dedicated particularly designed clamp to facilitate assembly. The frame members are modified to facilitate assembly with adhesive sealants and removal of mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Axiom Construction and Consulting LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Koetje
  • Patent number: 10669711
    Abstract: A removable connector used for connecting two or more wall panels. The connector is accessible to a user in a vertical space between the connected wall panels open to both front face and rear face of each panel. The user is able to easily engage and move the connector, relative to the wall panels, to latch and unlatch the connector with a view to connecting and disconnect the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Inscape Corporation
    Inventor: David Parshad
  • Patent number: 10662647
    Abstract: A faceted architectural fixture is provided that include one or more folded elongated strips, each providing a series of alternating faceted surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Arktura LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kilian, Chris Kabatsi, Kevin Kane, John Johnston
  • Patent number: 10658821
    Abstract: The invention relates to substructure (1) for increasing the earthquake resistance of at least one high-voltage component (2), in particular a choke coil (3). The substructure (1) comprises a platform (4) which is designed to receive the high-voltage component (2) in a load-bearing manner and which is suspended on a support device (6) of a support structure (7) by means of at least three tensioning means (5). The platform (4) is connected to the tensioning means (5) by means of a first articulated connection (22), and the tensioning means (5) are connected to the support device (6) by means of a second articulated connection (23), said support device (6) being supported on the ground (9) by means of at least three supports (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Coil Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Eder, Alexander Gaun
  • Patent number: 10648169
    Abstract: A packaged container housing structure includes a container box frame of rectangular configuration defining an interior space and an open top, closed bottom, opposite right and left open sides and opposite open ends, a top roof mounted on the container box frame and movable toward and away from the open top to close and open access of air flow into the interior space, coupling fittings integrated at top cover corners to enable lifting the packaged container housing structure, a plurality of deployable panels including wall panels, ceiling panels and floor panels stored in the interior space of the container box frame, and support feet attachable to the floor panels and container box frame being adjustable in length independent of one another so as to position the container box frame in a level orientation relative upon a mounting site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NEW HOUSE INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Luiz Fernando Lucho Do Valle
  • Patent number: 10648220
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a construction profile for a window or door frame, the profile manufactured in a plastics material and comprising: —a main body extending in a longitudinal direction X; —one fixed and one removable clamping bracket, both clamping brackets protruding from said main body in direction Y perpendicular to the longitudinal direction X, and extending parallel to one another and at a distance of one another in the longitudinal direction X; —a pane receiving zone defined by, on the one hand, said clamping brackets and, on the other hand, a surface of said main body, the receiving zone configured to receive a side edge of a pane (the pane extending in the X-Y plane) to be clamped between said clamping brackets, —the fixed clamping bracket comprising a hollow body having at least two side walls, one facing the pane receiving zone and one facing away the pane receiving zone and defining an upper free end portion (configured to abut a pane received in the pane receiving zone) and a bas
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Deceuninck NV
    Inventors: Erik De Maeyer, Peter Degrande
  • Patent number: 10648222
    Abstract: A door includes a door frame, first and second door skins having rectangular outer peripheries and inner openings, and a frameless glazed unit received at the openings. The door skins include exterior surfaces facing away from the door frame and opposite interior surfaces facing and secured to opposite sides of the door frame. The exterior and interior surfaces of the first and second door skins establish integral lips and grooves of the first and second door skins. Opposite sides of the frameless glazed unit directly contact and are sealed by the integral lips and sealant and/or adhesive contained in the grooves of the first and second door skins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy D. Gouge, Abhishek Vaidya, Robert C. Allen, Steven B. Swartzmiller, Jason M. Walsh
  • Patent number: 10648175
    Abstract: An apparatus for protection of an elongated structural support from impact, the apparatus includes an elongated impact protection component in the form of a unitary part having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a plurality of orthogonally-oriented projections spaced along a length of the elongated impact protection component. The projections of the elongated impact protection component include integrally formed connectors for interlocking connection to other same type impact protection components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sentry Protection LLC
    Inventors: James P. Ryan, Jeffrey P. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10648177
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to support members for ceiling systems, such as those that can be formed into an interconnected grid to be suspended from a ceiling and support ceiling tiles. One aspect of the disclosure is a linearly-extending support member for a ceiling tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CEILINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robin C. Czyzewicz, Bryan Neubeker, Matthew Rapposelli
  • Patent number: 10640982
    Abstract: A gutter device may be considered a gutter extension. A gutter extension may include an extension attaching to a gutter system for a facility and projecting away from a back wall. The extension may include at least two extension front walls and a bottom. The extension front walls adjoin with a front gutter wall. Gutter devices, systems, assemblies, kits and methods are shown and described and considered within the scope of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory L. Bulla
  • Patent number: 10640981
    Abstract: A non-slip roof attachment system for attaching structures to residential and commercial roofs without the use of penetrations to roofing shingles and sealing layers is described. The non-slip attachment system may be used to attach roof mounted systems such as solar panels. The non-slip attachment system also allows for the quick removal of such roof mounted systems rapidly and without the need for repair of penetrations. The non-slip attachment system uses, among other things, an array-stay retainer comprising a vertical member and a horizontal member. The horizontal member comprises a spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: John Granville Holt, Mark Anthony Holt
  • Patent number: 10633862
    Abstract: Cable anchoring means for a horizontal joint between two elements, comprising: a cable partially embedded in an element, a receiving through duct provided in the other element to receive the protruding portion of said cable, traction means, fastening means and a threading device applicable on said protruding portion of said cable and comprising a part with a pointed and flexible geometry that extends coaxially with respect to said protruding portion from the free end of said protruding portion. a cable anchoring procedure for a horizontal joint between two elements, comprising: a) providing said elements; b) providing said anchoring means; c) bringing said elements close to one another and threading said cable into said duct; also comprising the step c): c.1) stopping the approximation when the distance between the elements is adequate; c.2) placing said flexible part inside said duct; c.3) resuming movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ESTEYCO S.A.P.
    Inventors: Carlos García Acón, José Serna García-Conde