Patents by Inventor Robert Rissone

Robert Rissone 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: 20060123721
    Abstract: A door threshold may include upper and lower members for sandwiching carpet and/or carpet padding therebetween. The threshold may, in certain example embodiments, grip the carpet in order to prevent it from being pulled out from between the upper and lower threshold members. Thus, in certain example instances, the need for tacks (or carpet tack strip(s)) proximate the threshold can be reduced and/or eliminated. In certain example embodiments of this invention, the threshold structure may include a locating bracket that is provided proximate the door frame for frame alignment and security purposes, and/or one or more pans located under the threshold for locating and/or securing purposes. Levelers, shims and/or the like may be used in certain example embodiments in order to compensate for non-level flooring proximate the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Publication number: 20040168381
    Abstract: A door threshold may include upper and lower members for sandwiching carpet and/or carpet padding therebetween. The threshold may, in certain example embodiments, grip the carpet in order to prevent it from being pulled out from between the upper and lower threshold members. Thus, in certain example instances, the need for tacks (or carpet tack strip(s)) proximate the threshold can be reduced and/or eliminated. In certain example embodiments of this invention, the threshold structure may include a locating bracket that is provided proximate the door frame for frame alignment and security purposes, and/or one or more pans located under the threshold for locating and/or securing purposes. Levelers, shims and/or the like may be used in certain example embodiments in order to compensate for non-level flooring proximate the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 6442901
    Abstract: A door bottom seal is provided for reducing light and/or noise flow through a door bottom area when a door is closed, while at the same time allowing air flow through the same. In certain embodiments, the door bottom seal includes at least first and second removable inserts, each of the inserts having a plurality of spaced apart sealing members provided thereon. Sealing members of the first insert may at least partially overlap gaps between sealing members of the second insert, in order to reduce light and/or noise flow while enabling air flow through the door bottom seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Publication number: 20020100219
    Abstract: A door bottom seal is provided for reducing light and/or noise flow through a door bottom area when a door is closed, while at the same time allowing air flow through the same. In certain embodiments, the door bottom seal includes at least first and second removable inserts, each of the inserts having a plurality of spaced apart sealing members provided thereon. Sealing members of the first insert may at least partially overlap gaps between sealing members of the second insert, in order to reduce light and/or noise flow while enabling air flow through the door bottom seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 6381905
    Abstract: A multi-finger door frame seal which results in reduced hinge bind and which creates a predetermined sound upon opening of the door is disclosed. The frame seal is mounted on the stop on the hinge jamb, while on the rabbett on the lock jamb thereby reducing hinge bind during closing of the door. Use of the multi-finger frame seal according to certain embodiments results in a generation of a predetermined sound upon opening of the door. Also disclosed is a security seal system for use adjacent the bottom of the door. The security seal includes a flap which may be either gravity-actuated or spring-actuated. In spring-actuated embodiments, a cam forces the security flap downward into the closed position as the door is closed. While in gravity-actuated embodiments, closing of the door results in gravity causing the security flap to move downward into the closed position where it is maintained while the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 6266924
    Abstract: A multi-finger door frame seal which results in reduced hinge bind and which creates a predetermined sound upon opening of the door is disclosed. The frame seal is mounted on the stop on the hinge jamb, while on the rabbett on the lock jamb thereby reducing hinge bind during closing of the door. Use of the multi-finger frame seal according to certain embodiments results in a generation of a predetermined sound upon opening of the door. Also disclosed is a security seal system for use adjacent the bottom of the door. The security seal includes a flap which may be either gravity-actuated or spring-actuated. In spring-actuated embodiments, a cam forces the security flap downward into the closed position as the door is closed. While in gravity-actuated embodiments, closing of the door results in gravity causing the security flap to move downward into the closed position where it is maintained while the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 6244636
    Abstract: A door latch assembly for preventing unwanted entry into a hotel room, apartment, dwelling, or the like. In certain embodiments, the door latch assembly includes an approximately L-shaped member which is selectively pivoted between locking and non-locking positions. In certain embodiments, the latch may not be readily utilized to prop open a door, as a closing door will cause the latch to move from a locking position to a non-locking position during door closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 6058654
    Abstract: A multi-finger door frame seal which results in reduced hinge bind and which creates a predetermined sound upon opening of the door is disclosed. The frame seal is mounted on the stop on the hinge jamb, while on the rabbett on the lock jamb thereby reducing hinge bind during closing of the door. Use of the multi-finger frame seal according to certain embodiments results in a generation of a predetermined sound upon opening of the door. Also disclosed is a security seal system for use adjacent the bottom of the door. The security seal includes a flap which may be either gravity-actuated or spring-actuated. In spring-actuated embodiments, a cam forces the security flap downward into the closed position as the door is closed. While in gravity-actuated embodiments, closing of the door results in gravity causing the security flap to move downward into the closed position where it is maintained while the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Robert Rissone