Patents by Inventor Christopher M. Relyea

Christopher M. Relyea has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11492812
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end receives compressed loosefill insulation material. The chute has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion forms an angle with the second portion. A shredding chamber receives the compressed loosefill insulation material from the chute. The shredding chamber forms conditioned loosefill insulation material. A discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream. A blower provides the airstream. The angle between the first and second portions of the chute is configured to form a bend in the package of compressed loosefill insulation material. The bend in the package of compressed loosefill insulation material is configured to control the descent and direction of the loosefill insulation material entering the shredding chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: 10882052
    Abstract: A machine for distributing blowing insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive the package of compressed loosefill insulation material. The chute further has a removable hose hub extending within the interior of the chute. The removable hose hub is configured for wrapping with a distribution hose. A lower unit is configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material exiting the outlet end of the chute. The lower unit includes a plurality of shredders and a discharge mechanism. The discharge mechanism is configured to discharge conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Brandon Robinson, Mark E. Mnich, Ryan S. Crisp, Christopher M. Relyea, Terry Finklea, Chris W. Cicenas
  • Patent number: 10738486
    Abstract: A machine for distributing insulation material from a package of compressed insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive the package of compressed insulation material. The chute further has a removable hose hub configured for wrapping with a distribution hose. The removable hose hub is further configured for engagement with opposing flange assemblies such that rotation of the hose hub results in rotation of the flange assemblies. A lower unit is configured to receive the compressed insulation material exiting the outlet end of the chute. The lower unit includes a plurality of shredders and a discharge mechanism. The discharge mechanism is configured to discharge conditioned insulation material into an airstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Brandon Robinson, Christopher M. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20200173182
    Abstract: A machine for distributing material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material. A lower unit has a shredding chamber configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material from the outlet end of the chute. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to condition the loosefill insulation material. The shredders include a shredder shaft and a plurality of vane assemblies. The vane assemblies are oriented such that adjacent vane assemblies are offset from each other by an angle of about 45° to about 75°. A discharge mechanism receives the loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber and distributes the loosefill insulation material into an airstream and a blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: 10669727
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material. A lower unit has a shredding chamber configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material from the outlet end of the chute. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. The shredders include a shredder shaft and a plurality of vane assemblies. The vane assemblies are oriented such that adjacent vane assemblies are offset from each other by an angle in a range of from about 45° to about 75°. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive conditioned loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: 10604947
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive loosefill insulation material. The chute has a first portion in fluid communication with a second portion and forms an angle with the second portion. A shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive the loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the loosefill insulation material into an airstream. A blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism. The angle between the first portion of the chute and the second portion of the chute is configured to control the descent of the loosefill insulation material into the shredding chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200095783
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end receives compressed loosefill insulation material. The chute has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion forms an angle with the second portion. A shredding chamber receives the compressed loosefill insulation material from the chute. The shredding chamber forms conditioned loosefill insulation material. A discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream. A blower provides the airstream. The angle between the first and second portions of the chute is configured to form a bend in the package of compressed loosefill insulation material. The bend in the package of compressed loosefill insulation material is configured to control the descent and direction of the loosefill insulation material entering the shredding chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: 10589284
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end receives the loosefill insulation material. A shredding chamber is configured to receive the loosefill insulation material from the outlet end. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive the conditioned material. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned material into an airstream. A blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism. The blower has a rotational speed that defines the volume and the velocity of the airstream. A remote control assembly is configured to communicate with the machine such that the volume and velocity of the airstream can be adjusted in a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: 10458128
    Abstract: A machine for distributing insulation material from a package of compressed insulation material has a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end configured to receive compressed insulation material. A lower unit has a shredding chamber configured to receive the insulation material from the outlet end of the chute. The shredding chamber includes shredders and at least one agitator configured to condition the insulation material, thereby forming conditioned insulation material. A discharge mechanism receives the conditioned insulation material exiting the shredding chamber and distributes the conditioned insulation material into a distribution airstream. A blower is configured to provide the distribution airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism, the blower driven by a blower motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellecutal Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Brandon Robinson, Christopher M. Relyea, James W. Rinne, Brent J. Carey
  • Patent number: 10369574
    Abstract: A machine for distributing blowing insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet portion and outlet portion. The inlet portion is configured to receive the package of compressed loosefill insulation material. A lower unit is configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material exiting the outlet portion of the chute. The lower unit includes a plurality of shredders and a discharge mechanism. The discharge mechanism is configured to discharge conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream. The discharge mechanism includes a hose outlet plate assembly configured to cover an outlet end of the discharge mechanism and is further configured to connect a distribution hose to the discharge mechanism. The hose outlet plate assembly includes a tapered passage extending from the outlet end of the discharge mechanism to the distribution hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Property Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Todd Jenkins, Ryan S. Crisp, Shannon D. Staats, Christopher M. Relyea
  • Patent number: 10137455
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material. The machine also includes a lower unit. The lower unit has a shredding chamber with a plurality of shredders configured to condition the loosefill insulation material thereby forming conditioned loosefill insulation material. The plurality of shredders is driven by one or more motors. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive the loosefill insulation material. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream. A blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism. A sound chamber is configured to receive the one or more motors and further configured to reduce the sound rating emanating from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Publication number: 20170145701
    Abstract: A machine for distributing insulation material from a package of compressed insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive the package of compressed insulation material. The chute further has a removable hose hub configured for wrapping with a distribution hose. The removable hose hub is further configured for engagement with opposing flange assemblies such that rotation of the hose hub results in rotation of the flange assemblies. A lower unit is configured to receive the compressed insulation material exiting the outlet end of the chute. The lower unit includes a plurality of shredders and a discharge mechanism. The discharge mechanism is configured to discharge conditioned insulation material into an airstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Brandon Robinson, Christopher M. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20170101790
    Abstract: A machine for distributing insulation material from a package of compressed insulation material has a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end configured to receive compressed insulation material. A lower unit has a shredding chamber configured to receive the insulation material from the outlet end of the chute. The shredding chamber includes shredders and at least one agitator configured to condition the insulation material, thereby forming conditioned insulation material. A discharge mechanism receives the conditioned insulation material exiting the shredding chamber and distributes the conditioned insulation material into a distribution airstream. A blower is configured to provide the distribution airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism, the blower driven by a blower motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Brandon Robinson, Christopher M. Relyea, James W. Rinne, Brent J. Carey
  • Publication number: 20170073982
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive loosefill insulation material. The chute has a first portion in fluid communication with a second portion and forms an angle with the second portion. A shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive the loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the loosefill insulation material into an airstream. A blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism. The angle between the first portion of the chute and the second portion of the chute is configured to control the descent of the loosefill insulation material into the shredding chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Publication number: 20170073981
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material. A lower unit has a shredding chamber configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material from the outlet end of the chute. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. The shredders include a shredder shaft and a plurality of vane assemblies. The vane assemblies are oriented such that adjacent vane assemblies are offset from each other by an angle in a range of from about 45° to about 75°. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive conditioned loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Publication number: 20160354788
    Abstract: A machine for distributing blowing insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive the package of compressed loosefill insulation material. The chute further has a removable hose hub extending within the interior of the chute. The removable hose hub is configured for wrapping with a distribution hose. A lower unit is configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material exiting the outlet end of the chute. The lower unit includes a plurality of shredders and a discharge mechanism. The discharge mechanism is configured to discharge conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Brandon Robinson, Mark E. Mnich, Ryan S. Crisp, Christopher M. Relyea, Terry Finklea, Chris W. Cicenas
  • Publication number: 20160303576
    Abstract: A machine for distributing blowing insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet portion and outlet portion. The inlet portion is configured to receive the package of compressed loosefill insulation material. A lower unit is configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material exiting the outlet portion of the chute. The lower unit includes a plurality of shredders and a discharge mechanism. The discharge mechanism is configured to discharge conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream. The discharge mechanism includes a hose outlet plate assembly configured to cover an outlet end of the discharge mechanism and is further configured to connect a distribution hose to the discharge mechanism. The hose outlet plate assembly includes a tapered passage extending from the outlet end of the discharge mechanism to the distribution hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Todd Jenkins, Ryan S. Crisp, Shannon D. Staats, Christopher M. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20160296941
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material. The machine also includes a lower unit. The lower unit has a shredding chamber with a plurality of shredders configured to condition the loosefill insulation material thereby forming conditioned loosefill insulation material. The plurality of shredders is driven by one or more motors. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive the loosefill insulation material. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into an airstream. A blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism. A sound chamber is configured to receive the one or more motors and further configured to reduce the sound rating emanating from the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Publication number: 20160296940
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end receives the loosefill insulation material. A shredding chamber is configured to receive the loosefill insulation material from the outlet end. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material. A discharge mechanism is mounted to receive the conditioned material. The discharge mechanism is configured to distribute the conditioned material into an airstream. A blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism. The blower has a rotational speed that defines the volume and the velocity of the airstream. A remote control assembly is configured to communicate with the machine such that the volume and velocity of the airstream can be adjusted in a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Christopher M. Relyea, Brandon Robinson
  • Patent number: D783057
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Brandon Robinson, Christopher M. Relyea