Patents Examined by Michael Safavi
  • Patent number: 10378223
    Abstract: A form assembly for creating structural supports is disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention provide a form assembly for molding a structural support of a predetermined configuration using a moldable forming composition. The present invention provides non-planar interlocking stackable form members for adjusting the height of molded support structures such as joists and beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ABT, Inc.
    Inventors: Gery Swink, Ken Mahaffey
  • Patent number: 10378196
    Abstract: An adjustable floor drain apparatus includes a housing configured for positioning adjacent a drain pipe, manhole riser, or other feature, a leveling frame configured to be positioned at least partially above the housing, a grate configured to be positioned at least partially above the leveling frame and secured to the leveling frame, and a leveling member. The leveling member can be configured such that actuating the leveling member adjusts the position of the grate relative to the housing while the leveling member remains fixed relative to the housing. The leveling member can be configured such that actuating the leveling member moves the leveling member relative to the grate and adjusts the position of the grate relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Drain Company, LLC
    Inventor: Donald G. Huber
  • Patent number: 10377405
    Abstract: A pair of dollies for storing and transporting scaffold frames is disclosed. Each dolly is made up of two identical dolly members containing a top plate, bottom plate, two side plates and a front and back plate. Communicating holes are inserted along the length of the top and bottom plates. The side plates of each dolly member has semi-circular cut outs on the top edges which correspond with the holes in the top and bottom plates. The end holes at the front and back of each dolly member have tubes permanently inserted to receive a typical scaffold 8 inch swivel caster wheel with brake. Scaffold frame legs are inserted into the remaining holes in the top and bottom plates of the dollies. The bottom cross member of each scaffold frame sits on the semi-circular cut outs on the top edges of the side plates. This device can be used for storage or transportation of scaffold frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick M. Tarrant
  • Patent number: 10370840
    Abstract: An adjustable floor drain apparatus includes a housing configured for positioning adjacent a drain pipe, a leveling frame configured to be positioned at least partially above the housing, a grate configured to be positioned at least partially above the leveling frame and secured to the leveling frame, and a leveling member. The leveling member can be configured such that actuating the leveling member adjusts the position of the grate relative to the housing while the leveling member remains fixed relative to the housing. The leveling member can be configured such that actuating the leveling member moves the leveling member relative to the grate and adjusts the position of the grate relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Drain Company, LLC
    Inventor: Donald G. Huber
  • Patent number: 10370841
    Abstract: An adjustable floor drain apparatus includes a housing configured for positioning adjacent a drain pipe, manhole riser, or other feature, a leveling frame configured to be positioned at least partially above the housing, a grate configured to be positioned at least partially above the leveling frame and secured to the leveling frame, and a leveling member. The leveling member can be configured such that actuating the leveling member adjusts the position of the grate relative to the housing while the leveling member remains fixed relative to the housing. The leveling member can be configured such that actuating the leveling member moves the leveling member relative to the grate and adjusts the position of the grate relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Drain Company, LLC
    Inventor: Donald G. Huber
  • Patent number: 10352052
    Abstract: A formwork for performing horizontal castings for the provision of floors, of the type comprising a series of props, and supporting heads to be arranged on the props for the resting of panels designed to form a surface for a concrete casting, each panel comprising at least two longitudinal profiles, for resting on the supporting heads; each one of the longitudinal profiles comprises a central body, a first longitudinal part, for the fixing of the transverse elements, and an opposite second longitudinal part, each one of the supporting heads comprises a plate-like base from which there extends at least one lateral shoulder for the resting of the central body of a longitudinal profile in an intermediate configuration for assembly or disassembly, and a central protrusion, which protrudes from the same side as the lateral shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FARESIN BUILDING S.P.A.
    Inventor: Guido Faresin
  • Patent number: 10342348
    Abstract: A structural column for a server includes a first bent portion, a second bent portion connected with the first bent portion, a third bent portion connected with the second bent portion, a fourth bent portion connected with the third bent portion, and a fifth bent portion connected with the fourth bent portion. The structural column is made from a single piece of flat sheet metal and the shapes of the bent portions and their respective interactions, without fasteners or other joining means, provide high strength and light weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Chin Lu, Kuo-Chih Hung, Hung-Liang Chung, Ti-An Tsai
  • Patent number: 10344486
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in construction to assist in the support of suspended concrete during at least a curing phase of the concrete. The apparatus comprises a base member and a support member coupled to the base member and moveable relative to the base member between a first relative position (“first position”) and a second relative position (“second position”). A biasing mechanism is operatively coupled to the support member to bias the support member toward the second position. In use, the support member is positioned to engage and support the suspended concrete and move from the first position toward the second position as the concrete cures and contracts, to maintain substantially continuous support to the concrete during at least a substantial period of the curing phase. In the preferred embodiment the apparatus is configured for use with a support prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eamus Paul Coote, Keith Anthony Callanan
  • Patent number: 10342369
    Abstract: A cup stacking and holding assembly is disclosed with methods of application in standard use and with internal electronics for visual displays. The cup holder assembly may be manufactured in various configurations, all providing a cup rack for convenient and stable stacking of disposable cups. The cup rack may comprise: a base providing a surface for abutting support for a plurality of cups; a cup retainer plate coupled to the base; a plurality of cup retaining apertures formed within the cup retainer plate, each cup retaining aperture sized to receive a corresponding cup and having a diameter smaller than the largest exterior diameter of the corresponding cup; the cup retainer plate moveable from a first closed position parallel and proximal to the surface for abutting support to a second open position for insertion of cups within the cup retaining apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Desmond Hawley
  • Patent number: 10344474
    Abstract: Stay-in-place forms and methods and equipment for installing thereof. A concrete form includes a vertical component and a horizontal component, the vertical component located substantially perpendicular to the horizontal component. Also, the form includes an interior surface, at least a portion of the interior surface providing a form for supporting uncured concrete; wherein the uncured concrete forms a concrete structural portion upon curing of the uncured concrete; and wherein the interior surface remains attached to the concrete structural portion after curing. The form may include inserts and compatible form attachments. Also, forms including recesses may be utilized to reduce the weight thereof. Lifting equipment and accessories may be utilized to lift the form from a form holder and set same in place. Forms contain the work area as soon as it is installed to minimize fall hazards and the time, costs, and downtime associated with installation of safety measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Precasteel, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Michael Dinmore, John Stanley Deerkoski
  • Patent number: 10321778
    Abstract: An adjustable dish caddy comprising a plurality of partitions that are removably coupled to a base. The relative position of each partition within the caddy is adjusted by the user rotating a cam lever disposed in the top portion of each partition. Rotating the cam lever in turn pushes a cam shaft downwards through the partition which moves a spacer away from and off of the bottom surface of the base. With the spacer moved off of the bottom surface of the base, the user then moves or slides the partition to a new desired position along a pathway it is disposed in. The cam lever is then rotated back downward against the partition which reestablishes contact between the base and the partition, thereby locking the partition into its new position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ernest F. Freeman, Abraham Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10323882
    Abstract: Sports equipment racks of the present disclosure may include an enclosure having odor mitigating features. Sports equipment racks may include a drip pan for retaining liquid that may drip from associated wet sports equipment hanging on the rack. Sports equipment racks may include forced ventilation configured to draw air external from an associated enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Durham
  • Patent number: 10322525
    Abstract: Disclosed is a universal mold having removable arm members and socket members that can be configured to fabricate the border blocks, the corner blocks and the interior blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Lee A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10323424
    Abstract: A concrete form system includes a plurality of concrete form board brackets. The plurality of brackets includes brackets for securing the concrete form board to a conventional type metal or wood concrete form stake without the need for nails. The plurality of brackets also includes concrete form board end brackets for securing the ends of adjacent concrete form boards together that allows for a range of angles to be formed between two adjacent concrete form boards from zero degrees to more than 180 degrees. The present invention also includes flexible sections of concrete forms configured to be coupled to the brackets that allow for forming curved concrete edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Norman D. Young
  • Patent number: 10294603
    Abstract: A clothes dryer including a dryer body and at least three dryer arms pivotally connected to the dryer body about pivot points. The dryer arms can be folded into a stored position and moved to a deployed position wherein at least two of the dryer arms are spread out to allow clothes to be placed thereon or connected thereto for drying. Each of the dryer arms are able to be received in at least two channels such that each of the dryer arms can be positioned in a plurality of fixed deployed positions. The dryer body can also include a vertical slot for connecting the dryer body to a first support and a horizontal slot for connecting the dryer body to a second support. The dryer arms can have a generally planar profile with at least three pivot points thereof being positioned along a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: STROMBERG CARLSON PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Brammer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10273698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing cast structures, and a set of connectors for connecting a pair of opposed, spaced apart boards which are useful in said method. A kit of elements useful as support frames in the production of the cast structures is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Yochanan Giat
  • Patent number: 10267051
    Abstract: Formwork tube consisting of a first portion with a first conical end, and a second portion with a second conical end. The first portion and the second portion are coupled to each other, so that the tube can be completely extracted from the formwork after use. The first portion is extracted from one of the sides of the formwork while the second portion is extracted from the other side of the formwork. The formwork tube is suitable for housing therein a transverse tie rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: 20 EMMA 20 S.L., HEGAIN 2100 CONSULTING S.L.
    Inventors: Juan Andrés Elduayen Madariaga, Javier Sanchez Garduño
  • Patent number: 10266283
    Abstract: A payload transport stabilizer (1), comprising: a frame (10); a payload assembly (100), including a payload guide (104) that is connected to the frame (10) and that defines a payload guide path (106), and a payload (102) that is connected to the payload guide such that it is moveable along the payload guide path; a balance mass assembly (200), including a balance mass guide (204) that is connected to the frame (10) and that defines a balance mass guide path (206), and a balance mass (202) that is connected to the balance mass guide such that it is moveable along the balance mass guide path; a coupling mechanism (300, 400) that interconnects the payload (102) and the balance mass (202), such that positions of the payload and the balance mass along their respective guide paths (106, 206) are mutually coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventor: Jan Nijenhuis
  • Patent number: 10260244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a formwork arrangement for forming a suspended concrete floor slab comprising a change in level in an underside thereof, a support bracket for use with such a formwork arrangement, and a method for employing the support bracket and formwork arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Form 700 Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Emilio Rosati
  • Patent number: 10258818
    Abstract: A modular kit of parts creates structures to store and suspend equipment used for physical fitness. A structure can be created that can store fitness equipment such as exercise balls, dumb bells, kettle bells and the like. Further, the structure can incorporate exercise bars, and can store and deploy such equipment as suspension straps, punching bags, heavy bags, yoga straps, which are suspended from multi axial pivoting anchors that afford no frictional resistance when the equipment is utilized for exercise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GYM RAX INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Rhodes Wilkinson