Patents Examined by Robert J Canfield
  • Patent number: 8646235
    Abstract: A fire resistive joint cover system operable to span a gap between two surfaces. The system generally may include first and second base members, a covering member, and an intumescent sheet. Each base member is operable to couple with one of the surfaces and the covering member is operable to couple with the base members to at least partially span the gap. In some embodiments, the covering member may be configured as a floating covering member and/or as a flexible elastomer seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Balco, Inc.
    Inventor: Johnnie Daniel Hilburn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8499509
    Abstract: Disclosed is a jamb assembly for a door having a novel structure, capable of representing a wooden feel and reinforcing the strength for a specific region by improving the structure of the jamb assembly coupled with an opening of a wall surface for the installation of the door. The jamb assembly is installed along an inner peripheral surface of an opening of a wall surface for installation of a door and constituting a door frame. The jamb assembly includes an outer skin section constituting an outer portion of the jamb assembly and having a surface molded with various patterns such as a wooden pattern, and a body core section surrounded by the outer skin section, constituting an inner frame portion of the jamb assembly, and fixedly coupled with the opening of the wall surface for the installation of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Capstone Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Yong Sibbett
  • Patent number: 8322089
    Abstract: A ridge ventilation system includes a plurality of ridge vent sections configured to be arranged end-to-end along the ridge of a roof covering a vent slot formed therealong. Each ridge vent section has an elongated longitudinally flexible top panel with a central portion, edge portions terminating at extreme edges of the top panel, and ventilation grids extending beneath and along the edge portions spaced from extreme edges thereof. The space between the extreme edges of the top panel and the ventilation grids forms or defines an overhang configured to receive edges of shingles in a course of shingles installed next to the vent section and to inhibit the edges of the shingles from rising up. The ridge vent sections also have depending deflectors for deflecting blowing rain and snow that might enter through the ventilation grids and filter fabric may be affixed to the bottom of the ridge vent sections to provide additional deflection of rain and snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Sudhir Railkar, Adem Chich, Walter Zarate, Jeffrey Avitabile, Breck Hudson, Tim Manasterski
  • Patent number: 8291661
    Abstract: A modular floor includes a plurality of interconnected, uniform and elongated floor sections. Each floor section includes a wear layer, an upper subfloor panel, a lower subfloor panel and a plurality of parallel spacers sandwiched between the upper and lower subfloor panels. The spacers extend horizontally outwardly from three sides of the sections, including both longitudinal sides and one transverse side, but are recessed on the remaining transverse side. The parallel spacers extend into the recesses of adjacently located floor sections, alongside the corresponding spacers of those floor sections, along the longitudinal sides. At the transverse sides, each section has a spacer that extends into an adjacently located section in the same row and also receives a spacer from an adjacently located section in the same row. The sections have hardware connections that are concealed from view, and connecting each subsequent section requires two fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Robbins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Frederick Bengry, Michael W Niese
  • Patent number: 8261498
    Abstract: A modified flexible sealing membrane is provided for sealing the gap between the frame of an industrial window and the rough opening in which the window is received (“building gap”). The membrane is formed from a flexible sheet defining an integral projection for receipt in an adaptor connected to the window frame. On one side of this projection, the flexible sheet defines an outer membrane portion which is wide enough to seal the building gap. On the other side of this projection, the flexible sheet defines an inner membrane portion which is wide enough to seal the gap that is often found between the different structural members which combine to form the window frame (“frame gap”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Tremco Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter P. Poirier
  • Patent number: 8245478
    Abstract: A set of moisture proof floorboards and a flooring of such floorboards with a resilient surface layer provided with a sealing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Marcus Bergelin, Mats Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8161703
    Abstract: A compressible mineral fiber insulation element (1) having a first major surface (3) opposed to a second major surface (4), and having side surfaces (5) connecting the two major surfaces (3, 4) and defining a thickness of the insulation element (1). The thickness is at least 10 cm. The insulation element comprises a facing (20) provided with at least one extension flange (21) of which the outer end (22) is not secured to the insulation element. The facing (20) is attached to at least a part of the first major surface (3), and the extension flange (21) is prepared for extending over and covering a substantial part of the side surface (5) of the insulation element (1). A method of installing a compressible insulation element is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventor: Roger Peeters
  • Patent number: 8112860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating a glazing panel from an inside location. Moreover, the present invention relates to a method of treating glazing panels used in windows and patio doors. Initially, a hole is formed on both inside and outside panes on windows and on the side and outside frames of patio doors. Next, a filter is attached to the outside pane to cover the hole whereby the filter membrane is designed to allow the passage of air and inhibit the ingress of moisture. Finally, a seal is used to cover the hole on the inside pane or to ensure that the building air does not enter the interior of the glazing panel. Where the panes are tempered glass, the hole(s) may be drilled through the frame. If necessary, one or more tubes may be inserted through the hole. Various kinds of filters are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Collins
  • Patent number: 8042305
    Abstract: A deployable structural assembly is provided along with associated deployment mechanisms and associated methods of forming and deploying the structural assembly. In one exemplary embodiment, the structural assembly includes a plurality of structural side elements formed from furlable truss structures. The truss structures may include spaced apart longitudinal members, members extending substantially transversely between the longitudinal members, and diagonal members extending between the longitudinal members at an acute angle relative thereto. A plurality of interlocking elements are located along the edges of the longitudinal members and are configured to engage interlocking elements of an adjacent structural side element. In one embodiment the truss structures may be formed to include at least one material layer having the longitudinal members, the cross-members and the diagonals formed as an integral structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. Pryor, Jeremy O. Newlin
  • Patent number: 8015762
    Abstract: Window element (1, 23) with a covering tape (7, 36) and a covering means (8, 35) and comprising a window assembly (5, 25) which can be fixed in a hermetically sealed manner to the window frame (4, 24) by means of a retainer (15, 26), the window frame (4, 24) being enclosed by an encircling seal (11, 32) which has an encircling recess (12, 33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Krahn
  • Patent number: 8015737
    Abstract: A post cover with advertising for use with a substantially semi-circular guard post of the type commonly found surrounding fuel pumps at gasoline stations. The post cover has a substantially semi-circular shape with an interior cavity dimensioned to receive a generally semi-circular guard post in slip fit engagement. The cover is generally molded of a resilient, durable, low maintenance and exposure resistant structural plastic that can be treated during the molding process with coloring agents and chemical additives to enhance its esthetic and resiliency character respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Venegas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8015768
    Abstract: A subject of the invention is the lining panel with insulation. The panel is a thin, cuboidal block made of a porous insulation material with internal protruding elements on two adjacent sides and frontal undercuts on the remaining sides, having parallel horizontal protruding elements on the external surface, where the distance between the two adjacent protruding elements is a standardised width of ceramic tiles and it has the developed surfaces between the protruding elements (4.) and round pressed forms evenly distributed in rows (5.), with dimensions corresponding to edges of expansion bolts, and in the centres thereof the forms contain deeper aligning pressed forms (6). The panel is made of the expanded polyurethane resin or of a rigid structural foam having an increased hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Fryderyk Jerzy Frejowski
  • Patent number: 8015764
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a window which treats effectively dew-water generated on a window glass to prevent dust, stain and bad smell from being generated and capable of storing dew water in a means for treating dew-water for a certain time to maintain properly an indoor humidity and enhance the air-tightness, water-tightness and adiabatic property. The window according to the present invention comprises a window frame including a vertical frame for supporting a vertical side of a window glass and a horizontal frame for supporting a horizontal side of the window glass; and a dew-water treating means including a dew-water flow passage provided on the horizontal frame and a drainage trap provided on the window frame for discharging dew water introduced from the dew-water flow passage and stored therein to an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventor: Byeong-Hee Yun
  • Patent number: 8015631
    Abstract: A safety enclosure cover for a portable air-inflatable swimming pool includes a mat spread on a horizontal surface, with the inflatable pool resting on the mat. An outer rim of the mat extends beyond an outer wall of the inflatable pool. Water is filled into the inflatable pool so that an inflated holding pillow floats on an upper surface of said water. A cover encloses the inflatable pool and the floating holding pillow. An outer edge of the cover is attached to an outer edge of the mat whereby the water and inflatable pool are completely enclosed, so that the floating pillow pushes up on the inside of the cover, thereby the cover is formed into a convex shape so that rainwater is shed from the convexly-shaped cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pool Cover Corporation
    Inventor: LeeAnn Pesta
  • Patent number: 8015769
    Abstract: A connector for securing a roofing band to a roofing beam by a threaded fastener may include a circumferential flange portion, first and second recess extending within the circumferential flange portion sized to accept a roofing band, and a central portion extending within the circumferential flange portion between the first recess and the second recess, a middle area of the central portion being offset laterally from the circumferential flange portion by a distance enough to permit the roofing band to be slid through the first and second recesses so that the circumferential flange portion is located on a first side of the roofing band and the middle area of the central portion is located on a second side of the roofing band opposite the first side. A single fastener opening defined through the central portion, the fastener opening sized for receiving a threaded fastener therethrough for fastening the roofing band to a roofing beam. Related roofing assemblies and methods of construction are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Guardian Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Crostic, Jr., Lawrence Zupon
  • Patent number: 8011868
    Abstract: A fastening assembly includes a housing, a press, and a sealant material located in a chamber formed between surfaces of the housing and the press. The fastening assembly may be used to install cladding to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Fasten Seal Products, LLC
    Inventor: Greg Stephan
  • Patent number: 8011146
    Abstract: A blast-proof window and mullion system for sustaining and mitigating an explosion and/or blast to the window and mullion system on a multi-storied building or structure. The window and mullion system includes a blast-resistant mullion having a mullion housing with mullion walls with outer surfaces; and a pressure bar member having a pressure bar housing with an interior wall and a pair of outer walls being connected to the interior wall to form a center channel opening. The outer walls are angled for reducing the space between the angled walls and for reducing the size of the center channel opening for reduction of bullet and/or blast penetration to the interior wall of the pressure bar member. Also, one of the mullion walls of the mullion housing includes a mullion tongue thereon having a pair of tongue extension arms for forming a vertical bolt receiving channel therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: William Krause
  • Patent number: 8013751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fire alarm 1 that includes a base 1.5 and a fire alarm insert which can be connected to base 1.5. A covering cap 3 and a sheet 2, 2.1 located between the covering cap 3 and the fire alarm insert 1.1 are provided to cover fire alarm insert 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Siber, Andreas Hensel, Stefan Sittenauer, Ulrich Oppelt
  • Patent number: 8011141
    Abstract: A new conical roof building method provides flat plates having straight abutting edges and curved outer edges. The plates are placed horizontally edge to edge except for a sectoral opening. The plates are welded together to form a flat disc-shaped blank, leaving an open sector of the blank. Radial supports are welded to a top of the disc-shaped blank. A center of the disc-shaped blank is lifted, forming a conical-shaped structure, closing and abutting edges of the open sector and touching edges of the formerly open sector are welded together, completing the forming of the conical roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Davor Petricio Yaksic
  • Patent number: 8011165
    Abstract: A method of both permanently reinforcing and bonding, by means of a physical connection including a fabric or other arrangement of reinforcing fiber, saturated with a curing liquid resin, and building materials to create a composite assembly is disclosed. Once cured, the previously liquid resin, having surrounded the fiber and features of the surfaces of the elements being joined, combines them within a single, shared resin matrix. The resulting composite assembly incorporates a new method of providing reinforcement from within, and can be formed into any of various products or components in the light construction industry, such as window sashes, millwork, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Integritect Consulting, Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Blahut