Patents Examined by Ryan D Kwiecinski
  • Patent number: 11124967
    Abstract: An exemplary roofing system for covering an existing shingle roof with an exposure height measured between bottom edges of adjacent courses is disclosed. The roofing shingle system comprising includes a plurality of reroofing shingles. The reroofing shingles have an exposure portion extending from a top edge to a bottom edge for a height that is at least the exposure height of the existing shingle roof. At least one course of reroofing shingles is installed on at least one course of the existing shingle roof, wherein the course of the existing roof is covered by the at least one course of reroofing shingles. The top edge of the reroofing shingles abuts the bottom edge of the adjacent course of existing shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Kasprzak, Andrew Panelli, Bert W. Elliott
  • Patent number: 11117503
    Abstract: A reduced-impact-and-recoil headrest that includes a ratchet mechanism, allowing components to incrementally translate with respect to each other. The reduced-impact-and-recoil headrest includes an exterior housing surface that is deformable, providing cushioning for a vehicle occupant's head. The headrest also includes an interior compartment within the housing, with the ratchet mechanism disposed within the interior compartment. The headrest is configured to decrease the force of a collision experienced by the occupant, thereby decreasing the likelihood and severity of traumatic brain injuries resulting from the occupant's head striking a stationary headrest. Instead, the reduced-impact-and-recoil headrest is configured to incrementally move with the occupant's head, providing an incremental cushion for the occupant's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Life Aligned Safety Products LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. Sosa
  • Patent number: 11116320
    Abstract: A collapsible chair and solar panel shade charger system for creating shade and charging personal electronic devices includes a chair having a seat bottom, a seat back, a pair of arms, and a plurality of legs. A mounting means is foldably coupled to the seat back of the chair. A sun shade is coupled to the mounting means and has a top side and a bottom side. A solar panel is coupled to the top side of the mounting means. A charger housing is coupled to the chair. A plurality of ports is coupled to the charger housing and is in operational communication with the solar panel. The plurality of ports is configured to receive a plurality of charging cables to charge personal electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Nilo Morales, Jorge R. Vargas, Jorge G. Vargas Solis
  • Patent number: 11105101
    Abstract: A modular wall overlay system for installation on a support surface includes an outer frame having a pair of opposing ends and a pair of opposing sides and a customizable inner frame that is coupled to the outer frame. The inner frame includes a plurality of transverse supports that extend between the opposing sides and a plurality of longitudinal supports that extend between the opposing ends. The longitudinal supports and the transverse supports lie in a common plane defined within the outer frame. The system further includes a cover that is securely retained on the outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: RAYVA International LLC
    Inventors: Paul Stary, Theodore Kalomirakis
  • Patent number: 11105111
    Abstract: Disclosed is a buttress assembly located outside side walls comprising non-bearing walls located in a long side direction of an existing building and comprising concrete, the buttress assembly including a plurality of reinforcing steel structures extending in a short side direction of the existing building, connected to the existing building by anchors, and arranged in a vertical direction of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Dankook University
    Inventors: Sang Hyun Lee, Taesung Eom, Moo-Won Hur, Ji Eun Roh
  • Patent number: 11105085
    Abstract: A column cap connector for mounting and securing a beam to a post of a building including a central web portion and upwardly extending walls disposed along longitudinal edges thereof, wherein a lower portion of the beam fits within the walls, downwardly extending legs formed from the seat and alternatively from the seat and the walls of the connector attach the connector to the post with projecting tabs attached to the seat to support the connector on the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Thomas Hensen, Emmet J Mielbrecht, Timothy M. Stauffer, Jin-Jie Lin
  • Patent number: 11091909
    Abstract: The building panel (1) is adapted to be mounted at a ceiling or wall of a room so that a framework (2) of the building panel has a room-facing side (3) and a building-facing side (4). A textile (5) is extended over the room-facing side (3) of the framework (2) and has a first surface (6) facing the framework (2) and a second surface (7) generally visible from said room. A mesh (8) is laminated onto the first surface (6) of the textile (5) and is attached to the framework (2) by means of a number of connectors (9). Each connector (9) has a first end (10) in the form of a gripper inserted between a part of the mesh (8) and the textile (5) and a second end (13) attached to the framework (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Jacob Jørn Riiber, Michael Toldam Korsgård
  • Patent number: 11078720
    Abstract: A corner key includes a heel and at least one leg extending from the heel defining a longitudinal axis. A nose is disposed along the longitudinal axis. The nose includes a first wedge area and an opposite second wedge area. The corner key further includes a bridge connecting the nose to the at least one leg. Upon insertion into a frame member, the nose substantially rotates to engage both the first wedge area and the second wedge area within the frame member and wedge the nose therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilbur J. Kellum
  • Patent number: 11072939
    Abstract: The invention relates to an eatery having at least one table element and at least one seating element, a moveable and accessible platform on which the at least one table element and at least one seating element are arranged, is provided. At least one elevation device for raising the platform is arranged in the area below the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Hamza Mutevelic
  • Patent number: 11072308
    Abstract: A seat structure for a vehicle comprises a seat, a seat rail comprising a lower rail and an upper rail, and an anchor bracket fixing an anchor (a first anchor) of a seatbelt device to the upper rail. The anchor bracket includes a first bracket provided with a first bottom portion fixed to the upper rail and a first side portion rising upwardly from the first bottom portion and a second bracket provided with a second bottom portion fixed to the upper rail, a second side portion rising upwardly from the second bottom portion, and an anchor attachment portion where the anchor is attached. The first side portion and the second side portion are joined together, overlapping each other in a vehicle width direction, and the first bracket extends forwardly beyond the second bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Saori Mito, Yoshiyuki Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 11066869
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connecting device, which includes a clamping mechanism, a transverse arm mechanism, a main arm member and a connecting mechanism that are sequentially connected. The clamping mechanism includes a clamping block and a fixing member. The transverse arm mechanism includes a mounting base, a positioning member and a fastening member. The fixing member connects the clamping block and the mounting base. The positioning member is connected to one end of the mounting base away from the clamping mechanism. The fastening member connects the positioning member and the mounting base. The main arm member extends through the mounting base. The connecting mechanism is provided with a connecting rod connected to the main arm member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Baokun Bai
  • Patent number: 11066833
    Abstract: A modular wall overlay system for installation on a support surface includes a frame; and a cover securely retained on the frame by a tensioning system whereby the cover is free of direct attachment to the frame but rather is retained under tension on the frame by the tensioning system. The frame includes a plurality of frame pieces and a plurality of corner brackets. The frame pieces are directly coupled to respective corner brackets but are free of direct coupling to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: RAYVA International LLC
    Inventors: Paul Stary, Theodore Kalomirakis
  • Patent number: 11059587
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat with dynamic seat back breakover including a pivotally-attached seat back element and a seat back breakover mechanism including an articulating weighted inertia linkage operable for coupling the seat back element in a first operating condition in which the seat back element is movable between an upright taxi takeoff and landing (TTOL) position and a reclined position, and decoupling the seat back element in a second operating condition to allow the seat back element to move forward past the upright position, the first operating condition corresponding to inertial loading below a predetermined threshold value and the second operating condition corresponding to inertial loading above the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis K. Finlay, Sebastián Aberastury
  • Patent number: 11053655
    Abstract: Method of building a grid system wherein a plurality of modular apparatuses can be arranged at a structure site. The plurality modular apparatuses can have a central tubular member having an inner bore formed between a proximal end and a distal end, and a plurality of vanes having a lateral width at least equal to a diameter of the central tubular member. The one or more modular apparatuses can be positioned above a surface of the structure site. Each of the plurality modular apparatuses can be connected with at least two adjacent modular apparatuses of the plurality of modular apparatuses via a locking lug on one of the plurality of vanes slidingly engaged with a locking channel on an adjacent modular apparatus. The plurality of modular apparatuses can then be driven into the structure site wherein the inner bore receives earthen formation therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Lawrence S. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 11039689
    Abstract: A shampoo support apparatus and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the shampoo support apparatus, a body is configurable between a reclining configuration and a booster seat configuration. In the reclining configuration, the body provides a neck support and a back support. A support structure that may be placed above the body and may be adjustable is configured to accept and secure a smart device thereat and support the smart device at a smart device working distance from the neck support. In the booster seat configuration, the body folds into a rectangular shape to provide a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Kia-Shun Voltz
  • Patent number: 11028585
    Abstract: A floor support system for a grain bin having an elevated floor formed of a plurality of planks and supported by a plurality of floor supports is presented. The system includes a plurality of support members and a plurality of holding members. The support members are formed of an elongated member that provides structural strength and rigidity. The holding members fit over the support members and engage the upper end of the floor supports. The support members and holding members are quickly and easily installed by placing the support members on the floor supports and placing the holding members over the support members. Once the support members and holding members are in place on the floor supports, the elevated floor is assembled over the holding members and support members that provide support to the elevated floor when spanning increased distances between adjacent floor supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Randy Marcks, Ryan Olson
  • Patent number: 11028593
    Abstract: A side outlet device suitable for use in combination with a rainhead to form an overflow assembly is adapted to enable the rainhead to be mounted external to the building in relation to a wall of the building, to one side of a box guttering extending interiorly along the wall, whereby water flowing from the roof is able to pass through the side outlet device to a downpipe via the overflow device. The side outlet device has a respective end section at first and second opposite ends, with the first end section having a form corresponding to the form of a box gutter end section such that, with the side outlet device mounted in relation to the wall, the first end section extends through the wall and is receivable in the gutter receptor of the overflow device. The second end section is adapted for connection to the box guttering to enable water to flow from the box guttering and through the side outlet device to the overflow device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: David John Pockett, Russell John Kirkwood, Rowan Warwick Gregory, Richard John Kingston
  • Patent number: 11028573
    Abstract: A structural member section comprised of horizontal top and bottom flange elements interconnected by one or more vertical web member. The top flange of the member is serrated such that a series of serrations protrude horizontally in at least one direction from a top of the one or more vertical web member or are cut-out from the flange of a rolled shape. In one embodiment, the serrated top flange and at least a portion of the web member are intended to be encased by a horizontal concrete slab or slab-on-deck assembly. The slab material is capable of encasing all exposed surfaces of and curing around each serration to transfer horizontal shear forces between the serrated top flange and the slab material such that the member and slab behave compositely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Novel Structures, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick McManus
  • Patent number: 11028587
    Abstract: A concrete structure body includes a first concrete member having a first facing surface; a second concrete member having a second facing surface and disposed such that the first facing surface and the second facing surface face each other; a connection portion that fills a gap between the first facing surface and the second facing surface; and a tendon disposed in the connection portion to extend along the first facing surface and the second facing surface and to which a tensile force is applied in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Motonobu Nishino, Masato Yamada
  • Patent number: 11019928
    Abstract: An armrest according to the present invention includes a support member (8a, 215, 308a) which is a support structure, and an armrest main body (8b, 216, 308b), the armrest main body (8b, 216, 308b) includes a lower layer member (8j) including an operation lever (8p, 235, 308p) which is supported by a support member (8a, 215, 308a) to be movable in a forward-and-rearward direction and is operated by a seated person, and an upper layer member (8k) supported by the lower layer member (8j) to be movable in right-and-left direction, and the upper layer member (8k) covers the operation lever (8p, 235, 308p) at a base position in the right-and-left direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yuuichirou Takagi, Hiroshi Masunaga, Ryo Igarashi, Syouichi Izawa