Patents by Inventor Rolf Scheiwiller

Rolf Scheiwiller 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: 7811027
    Abstract: A set of paving stones is provided, including a plurality of different paving stones that each respectively have a polygonal base surface, side surfaces with ribs and a visible side, for paving surfaces with optionally different laying patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Publication number: 20090274513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a grass paver with a rectangular lattice-like body which is formed by intersecting transverse struts and longitudinal struts which form at least one grid opening, wherein the transverse struts project beyond the longitudinal struts and the longitudinal struts project beyond the transverse struts, wherein corners of the grass paver are each formed by a leg of one of the transverse struts and a leg of one of the longitudinal struts. Here, at least one transverse strut and/or at least one longitudinal strut has a zigzag-shaped and/or wavy profile when seen in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Rolf SCHEIWILLER
  • Publication number: 20090274514
    Abstract: The invention relates to a grass paver with a grid-type body which is formed by intersecting transverse portions and longitudinal portions, said portions forming at least one grid opening, wherein the transverse portions project beyond the longitudinal portions, and the longitudinal portions project beyond the transverse portions, wherein corners of the grass paver are each formed by a limb of one of the transverse portions and a limb of one of the longitudinal portions, and wherein the grass paver has a flat upper face. In this case, the longitudinal portions and the transverse portions have different heights and the lower surfaces of said portions define at least one lower contact plane and at least one upper contact plane on an underside of the grass paver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Rolf SCHEIWILLER
  • Publication number: 20080101860
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set (B) of paving stones (P) that respectively have a polygonal base surface (G1-G7), side surfaces with ribs and a visible side, for paving surfaces with optionally different laying patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Rolf SCHEIWILLER
  • Publication number: 20070245669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shaped block for forming a wall or a retaining wall. The shaped block includes a body (K) and wings (F) arranged on the body that are oriented toward laterally adjacent shaped blocks. The shaped block (S) has a left wing (F, FL) and a right wing (F, FR) which are arranged in front of or behind a vertical plane (E), which divides the shaped block (S) at the half shaped block depth into a front half (SHV) and a rear half (SHH). The wings (F; FL, FR) are arranged offset with respect to one another by at least one wing depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 6471440
    Abstract: A paving stone (1) has a linkage securing against displacement. This is achieved by overengaging interlocking elements (6) and underengaging interlocking elements (5) being respectively provided on each side (3, 4) of the paving stone (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 5133620
    Abstract: The interconnecting paving stones are provided on at least two opposing sides with outwardly tapering teeth. On one side of said stones, the front sides of said teeth are provided with indentation keys, and on the other side, with indentation grooves. Moreover, the flanks of one row of teeth comprise spacing bosses. An interconnecting paving stone can have the configuration of a rectangular stone and can comprise three teeth on each of its longitudinal sides and either a projection or a recess on the narrow sides.The interconnecting paving stones can be used either for the construction of bicycle lanes with increased smoothness, in which case said teeth engage with each other, or as interconnecting lawn stones, where respective teeth adjoin and interlock by means of said indentation keys and grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 5028167
    Abstract: An arcuate paving block assembly comprising two outer transitional blocks (1) with four arcuate sides, wherein two adjacent sides (10, 18) are curved inwards and the other two sides (19, 20) are curved outwards in order to form a continuous transition from one arc to another; adjacent thereto on both sides an equal number of arc blocks (2, 3, 4; 2a, 3a, 4a) constructed to be mirror images of each other and symmetrical or mirror image shaped keystones of apex blocks (5, 6, 5a, 6a; 7, 7a, 8) which together make up the entire length of an arc, the whole being such that when laid the two outer edges (10) of the transitional blocks (1) enclose an angle of 90.degree. and the height (H) of all the blocks measured at right angles to an imaginary baseline (S) through the lower corner of the transitional blocks (1) is the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 4965978
    Abstract: The spacer for the construction of walls from superimposed blocks which have at least one opening on their horizontal sides is provided with a supporting member consisting of four spacing members which are radially symmetrically attached to a holding ring and which are located outside the opening of the block when laid, and with centering means consisting of centering tabs attached to the holding ring. In the case of the spacer for the construction of dry walls, the spacing members are attached to a connecting ring which is linked to the holding ring, the two rings together having a T-shaped cross-section. The centering tabs are each provided with a reinforcement tab extending inwards, which has a T-shaped cross-section together with the centering tab.Such a spacer enables a safe, motionless and torsionally stiff support of the wall blocks and is well suited for mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 4941301
    Abstract: The elements with opening are preferably combined into a lawn plate with openings, whereby these elements with opening are impressed. The plate comprises in its longitudinal direction an indentation whereby a bulge is provided on one side and a narrowing on the other side with a width corresponding to that of an element with opening, and of the paving stone.The individual elements with openings are compatible with paving stones so that these paving stones can be seamlessly adjoined to the element with an opening. When the elements are laid without adjoining paving stones, the plates interlock to provide a pleasant configuration. The arrangement of the individual elements with openings have different dimensions vary within large limits.In another embodiment, the element with an opening is in two parts connected together by a traverse having a smaller thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 4922678
    Abstract: A structural assembly for producing interconnecting structures which includes a first element which, on each of two transversely extending sides lying opposite each other, is provided with a dovetail joint member and, on each of two longitudinally extending sides lying opposite each other, is provided with three fins which, when viewed from the tip or free end, have a convex portion provided on each side with a corresponding, connection recess so that the space between two adjacent fins is identical in form to the fin in order to permit a toothing to be formed. The structural assembly also includes a second element which is provided with a dovetail joint member on one longitudinally extending side and with three fins on the opposite side, as well as a connecting member which has, on each of two sides lying opposite each other, a dovetail joint member which corresponds to the dovetail joint members of the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 4884378
    Abstract: A structural assembly is used for producing walls. The assembly includes a plurality of structural elements, each element having at least one surface defining at least a portion of a dovetail joint. A first one of the elements is parallelepiped in shape and includes a first longitudinal side, the longitudinal side defining a half dovetail groove at each of its ends. The first element also includes a centrally disposed full dovetail groove and a full dovetail tongue separating the full groove from each half-groove. A second element of the assembly corresponds to one half of the first element. A securing element is also provided which includes at least one side defining a dovetail tongue member corresponding to the full groove in the first element. The securing element also includes an aperture extending therethrough. The structural assembly can be manufactured very economically on conventional machines and permits garden walls and the like to be easily produced and also to be secured firmly in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 4782640
    Abstract: A structural assembly includes a square trough-shaped stone having inclined external corner regions and a dovetailed groove formed in each wall side. The dovetail tongue of a connecting plate fits into the dovetailed groove. At the lower end of the internal surface of each wall of the stone, a shoulder portion may be provided for accommodating base elements. The height of the connecting plate is advantageously greater than the height of the trough-shaped stone, so that the plate projects beyond the stone in a vertical direction for connection to further stones.With such an assembly, it is possible to erect dry-stone type walls of various types. The individual elements of the assembly can be produced rationally and economically, and it is also possible to produce end elements and corner elements from the trough-shaped stones by cleaving the stones along grooves provided for such purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 4627764
    Abstract: The paving stone comprises a recess which divides the stone into an upper part having a smaller circumference and a lower part with a greater circumference. The lower part, having also a greater height than the upper part, comprises a ribbing or other vertically oriented interlocking means and the upper part can have the appearance of a natural stone. The shape of either the upper or the lower part may be chosen arbitrarily and independent from each other. The molding box for the manufacturing of such paving stones is made of two pieces joined together and comprises the corresponding recess. The lower piece comprises an insert for forming interlocking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: 4524551
    Abstract: The set of construction units comprises a standard stone, a long stone and a trough stone having a substantially trapezoidal end view, a surrounding groove at the side with the broader base line, on both sides of the surrounding groove a longitudinal slot and at the side with the smaller base line, opposite to each of the longitudinal slots a longitudinal rib. The long stone has dimensions approximately twice as high and about three times as long as the standard stone. Both the standard and long stones have in the surrounding groove a surrounding bead, permitting the stones to be split in half. They also have five holes for making the stones lighter and for permitting these stones to be connected together with reinforced concrete so that they can be utilized as lintels. The trough stone is also twice as high and about three times as long as the standard stone. The closure stone comprises a surrounding bead as well as longitudinal slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: D287884
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: D293822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: D314240
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: D317207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller
  • Patent number: D317208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Inventor: Rolf Scheiwiller