Patents by Inventor Robert T. Ellingson

Robert T. Ellingson 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: 20190352957
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayered, multicolored threshold for transitioning from one flooring surface to another, such as at a doorway. An exemplary multicolor threshold includes a top layer comprised of a first compound and a main body portion comprised of a second compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: REESE ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: PATRICK JAMES KINVILLE, ROBERT T. ELLINGSON
  • Patent number: 9741269
    Abstract: An improved system for simply assembling, installing, and customizing a signpost. In one exemplary embodiment, the assembled signpost may define a semi-modular post-with-arm structure configured to receive one or more signs via one or more attachment components. The attachment component(s) may be adjustably attached/positioned at any length along the extended arm component. Moreover, the extended arm component, and any signs engaged thereto, may be supported by the post component. Moreover, the post component, the extended arm component, and any signs engaged thereto, may be rigidly yet detachably engaged to a supporting substrate via an anchoring component. The anchoring component may be specifically designed to engage discreetly with the supporting substrate under cover of the post component. Moreover, the assembled signpost may comprise a decorative add-on sub-system intended to make the over-all system more aesthetically pleasing to the intended audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Sign Post Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Publication number: 20170162085
    Abstract: An improved system for simply assembling, installing, and customizing a signpost. In one exemplary embodiment, the assembled signpost may define a semi-modular post-with-arm structure configured to receive one or more signs via one or more attachment components. The attachment component(s) may be adjustably attached/positioned at any length along the extended arm component. Moreover, the extended arm component, and any signs engaged thereto, may be supported by the post component. Moreover, the post component, the extended arm component, and any signs engaged thereto, may be rigidly yet detachably engaged to a supporting substrate via an anchoring component. The anchoring component may be specifically designed to engage discreetly with the supporting substrate under cover of the post component. Moreover, the assembled signpost may comprise a decorative add-on sub-system intended to make the over-all system more aesthetically pleasing to the intended audience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Sign Post Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Publication number: 20150240556
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various embodiments, as well as features and aspects thereof, of a sealing strip that can function to create a thermal, gas, liquid and/or particulate barrier between the primary surface and the secondary surface when the two are mated. More specifically, one embodiment of the sealing strip includes a coupling portion for detachably coupling the sealing strip to a primary surface, a gasket portion defining a channel and a channel insert; the gasket portion having a flexing portion, a flex point and a channel; the channel insert configured to fill at least a portion of the channel, to fit at least partially within said channel and to extend along at least a partial length of said channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: REESE ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert T. Ellingson, Dennis L. Harms, JR.
  • Patent number: 8316586
    Abstract: An archable flashing is disclosed for flashing around rectangular windows and doors and arch top windows and doors. The flashing has an elongated cap with an outside drip edge formed of a rigid plastic material. A flexible flange made of a flexible and stretchable plastic material is bonded to the inside edge of the cap and a rigid plastic nailing strip is bonded along the distal edge of the flexible flange. Spaced slits in the nailing strip subdivide it into segments and each segment is provided with one or more nail holes. The slits terminate at circular notches formed in the flexible flange adjacent to its junction with the nailing strip. The flashing is installed by placing its cap atop the straight or arched brick mold of a window or door while flexing the flange upwardly to rest against the adjacent wall. For arched brick mold, the flexible flange stretches differentially to accommodate the curve and the slits allow the nailing strip segments to separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Astro Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 7654046
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a frame with brick mold, a threshold, and a door panel. A plastic member is mounted to the frame and the plastic member defines a flashing strip, a nailing fin, and a tear-away construction cover that protects a portion of the frame, such as the brick mold, from damage during construction. After construction, the construction cover is torn away to reveal the protected clean and undamaged brick mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Reese Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Publication number: 20090229193
    Abstract: An archable flashing is disclosed for flashing around rectangular windows and doors and arch top windows and doors. The flashing has an elongated cap with an outside drip edge formed of a rigid plastic material. A flexible flange made of a flexible and stretchable plastic material is bonded to the inside edge of the cap and a rigid plastic nailing strip is bonded along the distal edge of the flexible flange. Spaced slits in the nailing strip subdivide it into segments and each segment is provided with one or more nail holes. The slits terminate at circular notches formed in the flexible flange adjacent to its junction with the nailing strip. The flashing is installed by placing its cap atop the straight or arched brick mould of a window or door while flexing the flange upwardly to rest against the adjacent wall. For arched brick mould, the flexible flange stretches differentially to accommodate the curve and the slits allow the nailing strip segments to separate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 7222462
    Abstract: A sill pan system is provided for installation along the bottom plate of a framed-in window or door opening to prevent water leakage. The system includes end pieces that are fitted in the bottom corners of the opening and a central web that spans, partially overlaps, and is adhered to the end pieces. The central web is formed of a transparent or translucent plastic to allow visual confirmation that a good seal is formed between the overlapping portions of the web and end pieces. The web is formed with inside flanges and flashing strips that are connected with flexible hinges so that web material can be rolled into a roll. The components may be formed with an abrasion resistant upper surface cladding and the central web may be formed with longitudinally extending drain channels for directing water to the ends of the pan for drainage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Astro Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 7160601
    Abstract: A door jamb assembly for an entryway has a wooden jamb plate to which an extruded plastic brick mold and stop member is attached. The brick mold and stop member forms the raised stop of the jamb assembly also may form the brick mold thereof. The extruded plastic brick mold and stop member has a core made of economical cellular PVC plastic at least partially encased in a stabilizing layer of a plastic material, such as SAN, having a heat distortion temperature greater than that of the PVC plastic of the core. The stabilizing layer holds the core material in place and restrains it against distortion and shrinkage due to extreme temperatures, such as those found between a storm door and a door exposed to direct sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Reese Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 7108902
    Abstract: A commercial floor mat has a plurality of aluminum rails arranged in closely spaced side-by-side relationship and connected together by hinged connectors beneath the rails. Each rail has a pair of downwardly facing grooves on its underside extending along respective edges of the rail. Each connector has a flexible central web and a pair of spaced upstanding tabs disposed in the downwardly facing grooves of adjacent rails. The tabs have flexible barb-shaped ribs extending along their opposed faces to anchor the tabs in the grooves with a friction fit. The flexible central webs of the connectors facilitate hinged movement of connected rails to permit the mat to be rolled onto itself into a compact configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Reese Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Publication number: 20040076808
    Abstract: A door jamb assembly for an entryway has a wooden jamb plate to which an extruded plastic brick mold and stop member is attached. The brick mold and stop member forms the raised stop of the jamb assembly also may form the brick mold thereof. The extruded plastic brick mold and stop member has a core made of economical cellular PVC plastic at least partially encased in a stabilizing layer of a plastic material, such as SAN, having a heat distortion temperature greater than that of the PVC plastic of the core. The stabilizing layer holds the core material in place and restrains it against distortion and shrinkage due to extreme temperatures, such as those found between a storm door and a door exposed to direct sunlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 6378266
    Abstract: An improved doorjamb and brickmold is provided wherein an extruded thermoplastic molding and stop member is secured to wooden support members to define the doorjambs and mullions of a door and jamb assembly. The co-extruded plastic molding and stop members define both the stops of the assembly and the exposed decorative molding portion and also protect the wooden support members from exposure to the elements. A separate extruded extension adapts the structure for use with the wider opening in a modern thicker wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 6148582
    Abstract: An improved door jamb and brickmold assembly is provided wherein an extruded thermoplastic molding and stop member is secured to wooden support members to define the door jambs and mullions of a door and jamb assembly. The co-extruded plastic molding and stop members define both the stops of the assembly and the exposed decorative molding portion and also protect the wooden support members from exposure to the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 5901510
    Abstract: An improved door jamb and brickmold assembly is provided wherein an extruded thermoplastic molding and stop member is secured to wooden support members to define the door jambs and mullions of a door and jamb assembly. The co-extruded plastic molding and stop members define both the stops of the assembly and the exposed decorative molding portion and also protect the wooden support members from exposure to the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 5634303
    Abstract: An improved door jamb and brickmold assembly has a rectangular wooden jamb and a unitary co-extruded thermoplastic member mounted to said jamb and defining both the door stop and the brickmold of the assembly. In one embodiment, an elongated securing tab projects from the brickmold and is positioned to overly the exterior surface of a building in which the assembly is mounted for securing the brickmold to the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: 5611173
    Abstract: A continuous sidelight threshold and door sill assembly for use with entryways having at least one fixed sidelight panel and a hinged door panel comprises an extruded aluminum frame having an elongated channel and a sloped sill. A vertically adjustable threshold cap is shorter than the channel is configured to fit in and be selectively positioned at a predetermined location along the channel. A separate panel cap is also configured to fit in the channel and be selectively positioned therealong. The assembly is universally adaptable to be used either with left handed, right handed, or double sided sidelight door entryways simply by positioning the threshold cap and the panel cap at respective appropriate locations along the channel. A removable paint shield is provided to protect the threshold and sill assembly from paint and damage during construction of a building in which the assembly is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Headrick Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: J. Charles Headrick, Robert T. Ellingson, Michael M. Tull
  • Patent number: 4720936
    Abstract: A weather strip construction for windows and doors having in combination leaf and compression dual durometer type sealing elements which co-act to accommodate sliding and meeting engagements of surfaces for effective weather sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Assignee: Astro Plastics
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: D745707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Reese Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Ellingson, Dennis L. Harms, Jr.
  • Patent number: D784048
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Reese Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Ellingson
  • Patent number: D796068
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Robert T. Ellingson, Dennis L. Harms, Jr.