Patents by Inventor David D. Plummer

David D. Plummer 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: 10916234
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems with active sound canceling properties, fenestration units with active sound canceling properties, retrofit units with active sound canceling properties and related methods. In an embodiment a system can include a sound cancellation device include a sensing element to detect vibration of a transparent pane and/or a sound input device configured to detect sound incident on the transparent pane, as well as a vibration generator configured to vibrate the transparent pane and a sound cancellation control module. The sound cancellation control module can evaluate the detected vibration of the transparent pane at two or more discrete frequency bands. The sound cancellation control module can cause the vibration generator to vibrate the transparent pane causing destructive interference with sound waves at the two or more discrete frequency bands. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Plummer, Todd Robert Duberstein, Kevin T. Ferenc
  • Patent number: 10801256
    Abstract: Glazing units including a cartridge cavity outside of a seal that is located between the first and second panes to form a closed interior volume within the glazing unit are described herein, along with sashes, panels, window assemblies, and/or doors that may incorporate the glazing units. A control unit provided in a cartridge housing located in the cartridge cavity may be operably connected to one or more connected devices to provide any number of a variety of functions such as, e.g., sound control/production, optical effects, thermal effects, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Publication number: 20190341017
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems with active sound canceling properties, fenestration units with active sound canceling properties, retrofit units with active sound canceling properties and related methods. In an embodiment a system can include a sound cancellation device include a sensing element to detect vibration of a transparent pane and/or a sound input device configured to detect sound incident on the transparent pane, as well as a vibration generator configured to vibrate the transparent pane and a sound cancellation control module. The sound cancellation control module can evaluate the detected vibration of the transparent pane at two or more discrete frequency bands. The sound cancellation control module can cause the vibration generator to vibrate the transparent pane causing destructive interference with sound waves at the two or more discrete frequency bands. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: David D. Plummer, Todd Robert Duberstein, Kevin T. Ferenc
  • Publication number: 20180347261
    Abstract: Glazing units including a cartridge cavity outside of a seal that is located between the first and second panes to form a closed interior volume within the glazing unit are described herein, along with sashes, panels, window assemblies, and/or doors that may incorporate the glazing units. A control unit provided in a cartridge housing located in the cartridge cavity may be operably connected to one or more connected devices to provide any number of a variety of functions such as, e.g., sound control/production, optical effects, thermal effects, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: 10145168
    Abstract: Glazing units including a cartridge cavity outside of a seal that is located between the first and second panes to form a closed interior volume within the glazing unit are described herein, along with sashes, panels, window assemblies, and/or doors that may incorporate the glazing units. A control unit provided in a cartridge housing located in the cartridge cavity may be operably connected to one or more connected devices to provide any number of a variety of functions such as, e.g., sound control/production, optical effects, thermal effects, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Publication number: 20180337630
    Abstract: Embodiments include insulating glazing units with a photovoltaic cell structure disposed within and related methods. In some embodiments, the insulating glazing unit can include a first transparent pane and a second transparent pane. The insulating glazing unit can further include an internal space disposed between the first and second transparent panes and a spacer unit disposed between the first and second transparent panes. The spacer unit can be disposed adjacent to the perimeter of the first transparent pane and the second transparent pane. The spacer unit can have an inward surface facing the internal space. A photovoltaic cell structure can be disposed between the first and second transparent panes. The photovoltaic cell structure can be disposed over at least a portion of the inward surface of the spacer unit. The photovoltaic cell structure can include a photovoltaically active surface facing the internal space. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: David D. Plummer, Chad Wernlund, Jacob Lutz
  • Publication number: 20180238097
    Abstract: Windows including one or both of a powered sash driving apparatus and a window balance apparatus and further including a sash connector block and latch bolt assembly are described herein, along with methods of assembling and/or operating the windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Publication number: 20180130455
    Abstract: Embodiments include fenestration units with active sound canceling properties, retrofit units with active sound canceling properties and related methods. In an embodiment a fenestration unit with active sound canceling properties can include an glazing unit including an exterior transparent pane, an interior transparent pane, and an internal space disposed between the exterior and interior transparent panes. The fenestration unit can include an active noise cancellation system including an exterior module including a sound input device and a signal emitter. An interior module can include a signal receiver to receive the signal from the signal emitter, and a vibration generator configured to vibrate the interior transparent pane. A sound cancellation control module can control the vibration generator to vibrate the interior transparent pane and generate pressure waves causing destructive interference with a portion of the sound waves received by the sound input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: David D. Plummer, Kevin T. Ferenc
  • Publication number: 20160376831
    Abstract: Glazing units including a cartridge cavity outside of a seal that is located between the first and second panes to form a closed interior volume within the glazing unit are described herein, along with sashes, panels, window assemblies, and/or doors that may incorporate the glazing units. A control unit provided in a cartridge housing located in the cartridge cavity may be operably connected to one or more connected devices to provide any number of a variety of functions such as, e.g., sound control/production, optical effects, thermal effects, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: 9382745
    Abstract: Windows including one or both of a powered sash driving apparatus and a window balance apparatus and further including a sash connector block and latch bolt assembly are described herein, along with methods of assembling and/or operating the windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Publication number: 20150152676
    Abstract: Windows including one or both of a powered sash driving apparatus and a window balance apparatus and further including a sash connector block and latch bolt assembly are described herein, along with methods of assembling and/or operating the windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Publication number: 20140259931
    Abstract: Glazing units including a cartridge cavity outside of a seal that is located between the first and second panes to form a closed interior volume within the glazing unit are described herein, along with sashes, panels, window assemblies, and/or doors that may incorporate the glazing units. A control unit provided in a cartridge housing located in the cartridge cavity may be operably connected to one or more connected devices to provide any number of a variety of functions such as, e.g., sound control/production, optical effects, thermal effects, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: 7080676
    Abstract: A fenestration unit including screen coil apparatus is provided by the invention. The fenestration unit includes a frame defining an opening. A sash- is slideably received by the opening of the frame. The fenestration unit includes a screen coil assembly attached to the sash. The screen coil assembly includes a screen having first and second edges, and a roll core, wherein the screen is capable of being coiled and uncoiled on the roll core. The fenestration unit further includes an edge support having first and second support members having at least a portion located between the frame and the sash, the first and second support members for fastening to the screen first and second edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew D. Abelson, Peter K. Bates, David P. Chastain, Zivthan A. Dubrovsky, Bruce P. Macrae, Wayne T. Brezovar, Timothy J. Kelley, David D. Plummer
  • Publication number: 20010014250
    Abstract: A hollow profile insert or key can be used to form structural joints. In forming the joint, the insert or key is inserted into open ends of two or more hollow members, where the members are hollow at least in the joint forming area. An adhesive is then applied to the interface between the insert or key and each hollow member. The insert is engineered with channels and recessed adhesive accumulation areas or adhesive pans such that the adhesive accumulates only at a location at the recessed area, in a bonding location with the member, providing significant structural integrity to the joint. The insert can be configured to include either an external hinge pin insert aperture that is configured to accept a hinge pin or a support wheel support wheel aperture and a support wheel located therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Applicant: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Plummer, Geoffrey G. Bradt
  • Patent number: D382191
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: D382192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: D385361
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Indira Kalsi Arensdorf, David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: D394115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Todd W. Bruchu, David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: D394116
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: D394714
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Plummer