Patents Examined by Phi D A
  • Patent number: 10711514
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may be directed towards a male and female gasket coupling for securing adjacent window frames. In accordance with the present disclosure, the male gasket may comprise a head portion that creates a seal inside a cavity of the female gasket. The female gasket may further be enabled to collapse on itself as it engages a surface of the male gasket. The seal may be maintained when the male and female gaskets move toward each other or when the male and female gaskets move away from each other due to fluctuations in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Norman Koster, Angelo Forgione
  • Patent number: 10704337
    Abstract: A side saddle slingshot drilling rig includes a right substructure and a left substructure, the substructures positioned generally parallel and spaced apart from each other. The right substructure includes a right lower box and a first strut, the first strut pivotably coupled to the drill rig floor and pivotably coupled to the right lower box. The left substructure includes a left lower box and a second strut, the second strut pivotably coupled to the drill rig floor and pivotably coupled to the left lower box. The side saddle slingshot drilling rig also includes a drill rig floor, the drill rig floor including a V-door. The side of the drill rig floor has the V-door defining the V-door side of the drill rig floor, the V-door side of the drill rig floor parallel to the right substructure. The side saddle slingshot drilling rig further includes a mast, the mast including an open side defining a mast V-door side. The open side is oriented to face perpendicular to the right substructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ashish Gupta, Ryan Hause, Padira Reddy
  • Patent number: 10697569
    Abstract: Fluid connector assembly and methods are usable to establish a sealed fluid connection. The connector assembly comprises a female union connector having an axial bore extending therethrough, internal threads, and an internal shoulder. The connector assembly also comprises two male connectors, each male connector having an axial bore extending therethrough and external threads. The connector assembly further comprises two ring-shaped seals adapted to form a fluid seal between the female union and the male connectors. The first seal contacts the first side of the internal shoulder and a front end of the first male connector to form a fluid seal therebetween. The second seal contacts the second side of the internal shoulder and a front end of the second male connector to form a second fluid seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: David C Wright
  • Patent number: 10689876
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a beam-to-column connection systems for a moment-resisting frame as well as moment-resisting frames that include such connection systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Patent number: 10676966
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronically controlled hatch system for safe ingress, egress, hazard detection, and methods thereof are provided to reduce or eliminate hazards to personnel, including protection of people above and below a scuttle hatch, access port, skylight or elevated deck. Said hatch system reduces the risk of falls while ascending or descending a ladder through an access port. In certain embodiments, severe weather, hazard, security, and other safety information are detected and transmitted to a central control unit for processing and regulating the opening and closing of a hatch covering the access port and/or raising and lowering a safety railing system based on said information and/or user input. Said hatch system may include an actuator and guides for automatically locking/unlocking and opening/closing a hatch, an actuator and guides for automatically raising/lowering a railing system, safety monitoring detectors/apparatuses, and a centralized controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Rooftop Anchor Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard J. Whiting, Timothy Edward Rainey
  • Patent number: 10669770
    Abstract: A glass panel shoe preferably includes a frame rail, a pair of pressure grip plates, a pair of strip gaskets, a plurality of retention set screws, a plurality of wedge retention devices and a plurality of leveling set screws. The frame rail includes a panel slot. Two rows of threaded holes are formed in at least one wall to threadably receive the plurality of retention set screws. A glass panel rail frame preferably includes a frame rail, a pressure grip plate, a pair of strip gaskets and a plurality of retention set screws. The frame rail includes a panel slot, a web slot and a retention strip. The panel slot is formed in the top of the frame rail to receive a glass panel and the web slot is formed in a bottom thereof. A plurality of retention set screws are threadably retained in one wall of the frame rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pittella
  • Patent number: 10662699
    Abstract: A rain shield is provided for exterior architectural windows which prevents rain water from intruding into a dwelling. The rain shield may include a generally rectangular-planar shield member. The device may also include first and second lower fixed pivots disposed on a lower portion of opposing sides of the shield member. The first and second fixed pivots may be oppositely directed from each other and cooperate to pivot the device between stowed and deployed configurations. The rain shield may also include first and second lateral supports disposed on either side of the shield member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Bobby R Soha
  • Patent number: 10655387
    Abstract: A range of motorized-drive devices (100, 200, 300) for screening blinds comprises: at least one first drive device (100) for driving a first screening blind, comprising a first support (102), a first shaft (104) rotating about a first axis of revolution (106) with respect to the first support (102), at least a winding drum (108) for winding a drive cord of the first screening blind, rotating as one with the first shaft (104), a first geared motor unit (110) for driving the first shaft (104), housed in the first support (102) and kinematically connected to the first shaft (104), preferably via an overdrive (112), and a first electronic control module (114) fixed remote from the first geared motor unit (110), and at least one second drive device (200) for driving a second screening blind, comprising a second support (202), a winding tube (204) for the second screening blind mounted in the second support (202) so as to rotate about a second axis of revolution (206) with respect to the second support (202), a sec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SOMFY SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Perache, Eric Lagarde
  • Patent number: 10648185
    Abstract: A baseboard element including a nose portion that includes a nose bottom section, a nose top section extending approximately parallel to the nose bottom section, and a nose face section extending between the nose bottom section and the nose top section. The baseboard element also can include a riser portion comprising a riser section extending approximately perpendicular to the nose top section, and a riser bend extending between the riser section and the nose top section of the nose portion. The baseboard section additionally can include a wall groove portion comprising a groove front section extending approximately parallel to the riser section of the riser portion, a groove back section extending approximately parallel to the groove front section, a groove bottom bend extending between the groove front section and the groove back section, and a groove top bend extending between the groove front section and the riser section of the rise portion. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SAS IP, LLC
    Inventors: William Michael Hatch, Phil De La O, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10640973
    Abstract: Insulated buildings are described. The building include: (a) a sloped roof that is a prefabricated insulated roof assembly; (b) a generally horizontally arranged flooring assembly having an end that is arranged over a wall structure and under the sloped roof assembly; (c) a sloped member that is arranged over the end of the flooring assembly that is over the wall structure, and (d) a rigid foam insulation member arranged in the cavity of the roof assembly so as to bridge a lower surface of a rigid foam insulation board in the roof assembly to the sloped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventors: James L. Lambach, David M. Baily
  • Patent number: 10640976
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component (1) for installing a room closing element made of hollow glass blocks (2, 3) using mortar or concrete and a suitable reinforcement. The component (1) according to the invention consists of two hollow glass blocks (2, 3), which are designed identically and preferably lie one next to the other, with an intermediate spacer (4) which seals the intermediate space between the glass blocks (2, 3) and is preferably assembled from multiple spacers (5, 5b, 5c) designed as hollow bodies that are separated from one another by intermediate films (6a, 6b) with coatings (7a, 7b). The component (1) is characterized by a comparatively large structural depth which ensures very good insulation values despite the small surface area of the glass blocks (2, 3). The structural depth also increases the geometrical moment of inertia with respect to bending, said moment of inertia allowing for large proportions of insulating mortar/concrete and components with large dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Marco Semadeni
  • Patent number: 10633866
    Abstract: A system for diverting fluids consisting essentially of a wedge installed on a surface. The wedge is preferably triangular in area, but may be in the form of other shapes as required by the application. When viewed from the side, the wedge will often have a triangular shape because the front edge of the wedge is substantially lower than the rear edge, corner, or other shape to induce fluids and other materials to run off the sloped surface of the wedge. The system may include an adhesive to join the wedge and the surface. It may also include a sealing material disposed over the wedge and the surface to prevent incursion of fluids and other materials between the wedge and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Brenchley
  • Patent number: 10626608
    Abstract: A foam wall structure includes a frame, at least one primary support member, a slab of polyiso board and a foam layer. The frame can include: a first member; a second member spaced apart from the first member; and two side members extending between the first and second members. The frame defining a front frame surface and an opposite rear frame surface. The at least one primary support member can be positioned between the two side members and extend between the first and second member. The primary support member defines a front support surface and an opposite rear support surface. The slab of polyiso board may be attached to the front frame surface. The foam layer can be received within at least a portion of the frame and overlies the front surface of the primary support member. A method of making a foam wall structure and a pre-fabricated wall is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventors: James Lambach, William J. Nicola, Eric Giles, Anthony Grisolia, Bradley W. Oberg
  • Patent number: 10619409
    Abstract: A window shade includes a top box, a mediate bar, a bottom bar and a shade connected between the mediate bar and the bottom bar. A first scrolling unit and a second scrolling unit are located in the top box, and each are cooperated with a movable unit, a resilient member and a fixed member. The resilient member is connected between the movable unit and the fixed member. Each of the first scrolling unit and the second scrolling unit has a first roller and a second roller, and each of the movable unit has a third roller and a fourth roller. The first cords of the first scrolling unit are connected to the mediate bar. The second cords of the second scrolling unit extend through the mediate bar and are connected to the bottom bar. The first and second cords meet the requirements of a longer shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Sheng Ying Hsu, Chun Jan Hsu
  • Patent number: 10612239
    Abstract: A passive ventilation panel and system, in particular for use in doors, ceilings, walls and partitions enables an exchange of supply and return air for at least one room or a room, without the need for additional ventilation equipment, such as ducts, and without the needs to install wall openings or grills for the supply and exhaust air in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: VanAir Design Inc.
    Inventors: Vicking Wai King Yau, James Higgins
  • Patent number: 10597879
    Abstract: A support for installing facing materials such as ceramic tiles on a substrate such as floors, walls and ceilings wherein the support plate has a plurality of spaced apart recesses in the plate material, with the recesses being open at the top surface and have solid sidewalls and a base, and a plurality of slots in the non-recessed portions of the plate material extending through the top surface and bottom surface, the slots joining one or more adjacent recesses. The support plate of the invention is used for tile installations between the substrate and such tile. Thin-set mortar that is used to secure the tile to the support plate flows into the recesses and into the slots forming a continuous bond between the mortar and the adjacent slots providing for a strong bond between the support plate, mortar and the tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Laticrete International, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean P. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10597895
    Abstract: An ecological city system is provided including a core structure and a set of circularly arranged structures having various functions surrounding the core. A plurality of radially arranged transportation structures provide transportation between the circularly arranged structures and the core structure. The ecological city system sustains inhabitant life via a closed loop system for maximizing ecological sustainability, ecological harmony, inhabitant safety, and economic performance and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Leonard Daniels
  • Patent number: 10570614
    Abstract: A shear transfer system is provided. In the system a shear tie strap is attached to a first framing member, a second framing member, a third framing member, a fourth framing member, and a fifth framing member of a frame in a framed building. The second, third, fourth, and fifth framing members are orthogonal or oblique to the first framing member. More than one shear tie strap may be present in the framed building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Martin J. Rotter
  • Patent number: 10550582
    Abstract: A panel for forming a covering, more particularly a floor panel for forming a floor covering, which at least at two opposite edges, comprises coupling parts arranged to couple two of such panels to each other by means of a downward movement of one panel in respect to the other. The coupling parts form a first locking system arranged to lock in the plane of the panels and perpendicularly to the edges, as well as form a second locking system, which effects a locking perpendicularly to the plane of the panels. At least one of the coupling parts is formed at least partially in soft PVC (polyvinyl chloride), as well as at least partially formed from a milled profiled part of this soft PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 10538920
    Abstract: The method includes dispersing copper or other material ions through the water receiving area of a gutter guard for the prevention of moss or mold growth. The method includes the utilization of thread(s) sewn into or embroidered onto or otherwised affixed to or immediately preceding the water receiving areas of a gutter guard, such thread(s) being comprised of moss killing materials. The thread(s) comprise only a portion of the water receiving area, so if corrosive elements form and wash over the water receiving area, they will be in sufficient amounts to kill moss but not in so great an amount as to clog any water receiving apertures. The method includes the utilization of staples or other objects comprised of copper or other moss killing materials fastened to or adhered or welded to the body or water receiving areas of a gutter guard or areas immediately preceding such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Karen M. Sager