Patents by Inventor Glenn C. Bolles

Glenn C. Bolles 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: 20200217036
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, methods and techniques for generating preferred concrete block products are provided. The methods and techniques involve providing addition of color to selected section within the blocks (1), as described herein, to generate enhancement effects. Typical applications involve spray applications for color pigment to visually distinct sections of the block (1) on one or more decorative surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher W. BECKER, Glenn C. BOLLES, Jay J. JOHNSON, Jonathan M. SCHLUETER, Robert B. BURNQUIST, Steven P. BENNETT
  • Patent number: 9573293
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Publication number: 20130000623
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ANCHOR WALL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 8327833
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 8006683
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Publication number: 20110168152
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: ANCHOR WALL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 7967001
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Publication number: 20110061640
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: ANCHOR WALL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 7140867
    Abstract: Molds and processes that permit high-speed, mass production of retaining wall blocks having patterned or other processed front faces, as well as retaining wall blocks formed by such processes. The invention permits the front face of the block to be impressed with a pattern or otherwise directly processed, to allow the formation of pre-determined block front faces, while at the same time facilitating high-speed, high-volume production of blocks. Pre-determined front faces can include front faces having pre-determined patterns and textures, front faces having predetermined shapes, front faces made from different material(s) than the remainder of the block, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 7004158
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses engagement surfaces that are enhanced with, for example, alternating ridges and valleys, preferably in combination with workpiece-engaging projections, to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 6918715
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 6910796
    Abstract: A process and equipment for producing multi-color concrete products, including architectural concrete blocks, concrete bricks, modular concrete products that are suitable for use in landscaping applications, such as retaining wall blocks, concrete pavers, and concrete slabs. The invention includes a spray mechanism that sprays liquid pigment onto concrete discharged from a hopper. The concrete then proceeds to a blending mechanism which blends the pigment into the concrete to produce a multi-color concrete blend. The concrete blend is then used to produce multi-colored concrete products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W Bailey, Glenn C Bolles, Jeffrey C. Bader, David Matthew LaCroix
  • Patent number: 6874494
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses engagement surfaces that are enhanced with, for example, alternating ridges and valleys, preferably in combination with workpiece-engaging projections, to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Publication number: 20030197310
    Abstract: A process and equipment for producing multi-color concrete products, including architectural concrete blocks, concrete bricks, modular concrete products that are suitable for use in landscaping applications, such as retaining wall blocks, concrete pavers, and concrete slabs. The invention includes a spray mechanism that sprays liquid pigment onto concrete discharged from a hopper. The concrete then proceeds to a blending mechanism which blends the pigment into the concrete to produce a multi-color concrete blend. The concrete blend is then used to produce multi-colored concrete products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Paul W. Bailey, Glenn C. Bolles, Jeffrey C. Bader, David Matthew LaCroix
  • Publication number: 20030180099
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses engagement surfaces that are enhanced with, for example, alternating ridges and valleys, preferably in combination with workpiece-engaging projections, to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Publication number: 20030126821
    Abstract: Molds and processes that permit high-speed, mass production of retaining wall blocks having patterned or other processed front faces, as well as retaining wall blocks formed by such processes. The invention permits the front face of the block to be impressed with a pattern or otherwise directly processed, to allow the formation of pre-determined block front faces, while at the same time facilitating high-speed, high-volume production of blocks. Pre-determined front faces can include front faces having pre-determined patterns and textures, front faces having predetermined shapes, front faces made from different material(s) than the remainder of the block, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Publication number: 20020092257
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 6209848
    Abstract: A mold for producing a masonry unit with a roughened texture side surface having a plurality of side walls defining a mold cavity open at its top and bottom, adapted to receive masonry fill material by way of its open top, and to discharge molded fill material in the form of a block of predetermined height by way of its open bottom; and a wedge-shaped lower lip located along the lower edge of at least one of the side walls, and extending into the mold cavity, the lower lip having grooves formed therein which are oriented at an oblique angle to the general direction of movement of concrete fill material through the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn C. Bolles, David M. LaCroix, Ronald J. Scherer
  • Patent number: D437422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn C. Bolles, David M. Lacroix, Ronald J. Scherer
  • Patent number: D438640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn C. Bolles, David M. LaCroix, Ronald J. Scherer