Patents by Inventor Clayton J. Allen

Clayton J. Allen 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).

  • Publication number: 20190134505
    Abstract: A system, machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing reciprocation of game asset gifts from a player is provided. A notification of a game asset of a first player that is available to a plurality of players is sent from a game server to the plurality of players. The notification is sent through a web feed in a game user interface of each player of the plurality of players. A first response requesting the game asset of the first player is received from a second web feed in a second game user interface of a second player in response to the notification. The game asset is provided to a second account of the second player in response to the first response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Shane Hall, Dylan Sproule, Ben Hall, Timothy J.O. Catlin, Jason Paul Allen, Clayton Rhodes Stark
  • Publication number: 20190032326
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a structural frame member which includes a brace member that is used to absorb energy when the structural frame is subjected to loadings such as seismic, wind and gravity loads. The brace member is coupled to a restraining member that increases the buckling capacity of the brace member so that the brace member has approximately the same load axial capacity in compression as in tension. Embodiments of the invention also relate to the design, construction and assembly of the connection of the brace member that couples the brace member to a gusset plate which is coupled to the beam and column in the structural frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: DBM GLOBAL INC.
    Inventors: Clayton J. Allen, Ralph M. Richard, Rudolph E. Radau, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180155919
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a structural frame member which includes a brace member that is used to absorb energy when the structural frame is subjected to loadings such as seismic, wind and gravity loads. The brace member is coupled to a restraining member that increases the buckling capacity of the brace member so that the brace member has approximately the same load axial capacity in compression as in tension. Embodiments of the invention also relate to the design, construction and assembly of the connection of the brace member that couples the brace member to a gusset plate which is coupled to the beam and column in the structural frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: ALLEN BRB, LLC
    Inventors: Clayton J. Allen, Ralph M. Richard, Rudolph E. Radau, JR.
  • Patent number: 9631357
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a structural frame member which includes a brace member that is used to absorb energy when the structural frame is subjected to loadings such as seismic, wind and gravity loads. The brace member is coupled to a restraining member that increases the buckling capacity of the brace member so that the brace member has approximately the same load axial capacity in compression as in tension. Embodiments of the invention also relate to the design, construction and assembly of the connection of the brace member that couples the brace member to a gusset plate which is coupled to the beam and column in the structural frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ALLEN BRB, LLC
    Inventors: Clayton J. Allen, Ralph M. Richard, Rudolph E. Radau, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160251844
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a structural frame member which includes a brace member that is used to absorb energy when the structural frame is subjected to loadings such as seismic, wind and gravity loads. The brace member is coupled to a restraining member that increases the buckling capacity of the brace member so that the brace member has approximately the same load axial capacity in compression as in tension. Embodiments of the invention also relate to the design, construction and assembly of the connection of the brace member that couples the brace member to a gusset plate which is coupled to the beam and column in the structural frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Clayton J. Allen, Ralph M. Richard, Rudolph E. Radau, JR.
  • Patent number: 9353525
    Abstract: A structural framework that includes a column, a beam, a brace beam coupled at an angle to the column and the beam, and a gusset plate to connect the brace beam with the column and the beam. The framework also includes a shear plate with horizontally slotted holes to couple to the column to the beam. The structural framework may also include double framing angles or a flex plate coupled to the gusset plate and to the beam via spacer plates to provide for a semi-rigid connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SEISMIC STRUCTURAL DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Ralph M. Richard, James E. Partridge, Clayton J. Allen, Rudolph E. Radau
  • Publication number: 20140020311
    Abstract: A structural framework that includes a column, a beam, a brace beam coupled at an angle to the column and the beam, and a gusset plate to connect the brace beam with the column and the beam. The framework also includes a shear plate with horizontally slotted holes to couple to the column to the beam. The structural framework may also include double framing angles or a flex plate coupled to the gusset plate and to the beam via spacer plates to provide for a semi-rigid connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: SEISMIC STRUCTURAL DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Ralph M. RICHARD, James E. Partridge, Clayton J. ALLEN, Rudolph E. RADAU
  • Patent number: 8365476
    Abstract: A structural framework that includes a column, a beam, a brace beam coupled at an angle to the column and the beam, and a gusset plate to connect the brace beam with the column and the beam. The framework also includes a shear plate with horizontally slotted holes to couple to the column to the beam. The structural framework may also include double framing angles or a flex plate coupled to the gusset plate and to the beam via spacer plates to provide for a semi-rigid connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Seismic Structural Design Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph M. Richard, Rudolph E. Radau, Jr., James E. Partridge, Clayton J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20090165419
    Abstract: A structural framework that includes a column, a beam, a brace beam coupled at an angle to the column and the beam, and a gusset plate to connect the brace beam with the column and the beam. The framework also includes a shear plate with horizontally slotted holes to couple to the column to the beam. The structural framework may also include double framing angles or a flex plate coupled to the gusset plate and to the beam via spacer plates to provide for a semi-rigid connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Ralph M. Richard, Rudolph E. Radau, JR., James E. Partridge, Clayton J. Allen
  • Patent number: 7047695
    Abstract: The present invention provides for improvement of ductility and strength performance of connections in structural steel buildings made typically with rolled structural shapes, specifically in bolted and/or welded beam-to-column connections with welded flanges, by greatly reducing the very significant uneven stress distribution found in the conventionally designed connection at the column/beam weld, through use of slots in column and/or beam webs with or without continuity plates in the area of the column between the column flanges, as well as, optionally, extended shear plate connections with additional columns of bolts for the purpose of reducing the stress concentration factor in the center of the flange welds. Moreover, the slots in beam web adjacent to the beam flanges allow the beam web and flange to buckle independently thereby eliminating the degrading of the beam strength caused by lateral-torsional bucking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Seismic Structural Design Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton J. Allen, James E. Partridge, Ralph M. Richard
  • Publication number: 20030208985
    Abstract: The present invention provides for improvement of ductility and strength performance of connections in structural steel buildings made typically with rolled structural shapes, specifically in bolted and/or welded beam-to-column connections with welded flanges, by greatly reducing the very significant uneven stress distribution found in the conventionally designed connection at the column/beam weld, through use of slots in column and/or beam webs with or without continuity plates in the area of the column between the column flanges, as well as, optionally, extended shear plate connections with additional columns of bolts for the purpose of reducing the stress concentration factor in the center of the flange welds. Moreover, the slots in beam web adjacent to the beam flanges allow the beam web and flange to buckle independently thereby eliminating the degrading of the beam strength caused by lateral-torsional bucking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Clayton J. Allen, James E. Partridge, Ralph M. Richard