Patents Issued in October 2, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140290124
    Abstract: Systems to eliminate bed bugs may generally comprise a travel article and a heating mechanism to elevate the temperature of the travel article and/or the travel article contents. The travel article may comprise a suit case, luggage, bag, backpack, garment bag, laptop bag, tote bag, purse, trunk and the like. Additionally, the system to eliminate bed bugs may further comprise a collapsible portable enclosure suitable for a traveler to transport the portable enclosure within the travel article, wherein the portable enclosure in an expanded form may comprise a volume sufficient to enclose the travel article, travel article contents, or any other item for which the user wishes to elevate the temperature of the item so as to eliminate bed bugs Among various representative embodiments, bed bug elimination may comprise a method for manufacturing, packaging, marketing and/or selling the bed bug elimination system or device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher M. Aidan
  • Publication number: 20140290125
    Abstract: An improved gel-type fuel comprising three essential ingredients, namely, ethanol from renewable sources e.g. sugar cane, sugar beet, etc. water and a cellulose based gelling agent also from renewable sources. By varying the viscosity of the fuel with differing percentage of said gelling agent, three distinctly functioning fuels are produced as a gel, a pourable refilling fuel and a less viscous fire lighting fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Madden, Eric Anthony Barrett
  • Publication number: 20140290126
    Abstract: This invention pertains to candle wax and a method for making candle wax. The candle wax comprises a candle wax base mixture and a polymer wherein the polymer comprises units of the formula (I) wherein X is an alkyl, alkenyl, alkyl maleic anhydride or alkylene-imine; Y is selected from the group consisting of —O—, —S—, —NH—, —NCH2—, —NCH2CH2—, —COO— of which either the carbon or the oxygen group is bound to X, —C(?O)NH, trialkoxysilane, preferably trimethoxysilane or triethoxysilane, benzyl, amide group; Z is H or a C1-C40 alkyl group or a C1-C40 alkenyl group; n is a positive integer, preferably is n>3; if Y is —COO—, then the polymer is a copolymer comprising at least two different units, and if Z is H or a methyl or ethyl, than the polymer is a copolymer comprising at least one unit comprising a C3-C40 alkyl group or C3-C40 alkenyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Niels Van Opstal, Geert Deroover
  • Publication number: 20140290127
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and/or feedstock suitable for use in biofuels production, as well as biofuel compositions. A method of producing a biofuel includes hydroprocessing glycerides derived from an oleaginous microorganism and composed of at least 10% by weight of fatty acid chains of length C16 or lower, and producing a biofuel having a cold-flow pour point of about 20° Celsius or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: BP Corporate North America Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Borden, John W. Shabaker
  • Publication number: 20140290128
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a renewable energy fuel is prepared by a process including the steps of: a) providing a renewable energy feedstock; b) providing an alcohol; c) providing a catalyst; d) mixing (a), (b), and (c) to form a blend; and e) homogenizing the blend at a pressure greater than 400 kilogram-force per square centimeter (Kg/cm2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: GER ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Arlene Hanson
  • Publication number: 20140290129
    Abstract: Process for obtaining a reagent combustible for mixing with other combustibles comprising a bio-combustible or an additive related to the field of bi-combustible chemistry and unlikely the bi-combustible and additives found in the market does not become degraded itself and does not degrade the motor components; further, it is a universal combustible or additive, that is, it can mixed with any other combustible either biological, fossil and mineral. Said combustible or said additive for use with explosion motors is produced from sunflower refined oil or any other type of vegetal or seaweed oil preferably without conservatives and uses as reagents the following components: ethyl alcohol 96° GL (93.8° INPM) or 95.3° GL (92.8° INPM), ethyl alcohol 77° GL (70° INPM), sodium hydroxide NaOH (97%), boric acid H3BO3 (99.7% min.), hydrochloric acid HCL, purified or distilled water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Adalberto Luiz Decicilo
  • Publication number: 20140290130
    Abstract: A device for upgrading a solid organic material into a resulting product comprises a reactor with an organic material inlet, and a flue gas inlet adapted to introduce flue gas into the reactor, an input driver adapted to continuously transfer the solid organic material to the organic material inlet, an output driver adapted to continuously transfer the solid organic material out of the reactor, a gas flow element operatively connected to the flue gas inlet permitting flue gas to mix with the solid organic material but restricting flow of the solid organic material away from the flue gas inlet, and a rapid cooling device operatively connected to the output driver and adapted to apply a heat transfer liquid directly onto the solid organic material and thereby form the resulting product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Harsudi Supandi
  • Publication number: 20140290131
    Abstract: Apparatus for heating the soil or other growth media in a plant propagation container, including a set of low-voltage silicone-encased heating elements embedded directly in the growth media. The silicone heating elements are sturdy and inherently waterproof, as they are designed to operate in harsh, high moisture industrial environments, and placing them in the growth media itself dramatically improves the heating efficiency and effectiveness. And being low voltage devices, typically 12 VDC, the risk of electrical shock to workers is substantially eliminated, even should the electrical cords become damaged by abrasion or misuse. Preferably, the apparatus includes a set of heating elements, a DC power supply for developing the DC operating voltage for the heating elements, and a thermostat for regulating the amount of heat produced by the heating elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: STEVEN L. INSKEEP
  • Publication number: 20140290132
    Abstract: A landscape edging system uses a series of holes placed at even intervals vertically and horizontally creating two rows of holes along straight pieces of edging, one row along the top and another along the bottom of the edging. The purpose of these holes is to allow runs of edging to be fastened together which then function as one longer piece. The manufacturing of the edging also includes corner/end pieces, shorter pieces of edging for bracing, and edging stakes. The edging pieces are fastened using any standard type of rivets. The edging system of the present invention can be bent easily into virtually any design or simply used for straight borders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Michael R.A. Bent
  • Publication number: 20140290133
    Abstract: A seed mat for placement on a growing medium, such as soil. The seed mat includes a biodegradable mat having at least one hole, and a seed that is placed in the hole. The seed is encapsulated in the hole between top and bottom biodegradable sheets that are adhered to the top and bottom surfaces of the mat. An adhesive is used to adhere the top and bottom sheets to the mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Seamates, LLC
    Inventor: Kathie Lynn Seacord
  • Publication number: 20140290134
    Abstract: The subject invention provides novel and advantageous materials and methods for controlling phytopathogenic and/or soil-dwelling nematodes by attaching an effective amount of Pasteuria spores to a seed and delivering the seeds to the situs of nematodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: THOMAS E. HEWLETT, JOHN P. WATERS, CHARLES S. BARMORE
  • Publication number: 20140290135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system (1) for infiltrating plant tissue with macromolecules or microorganisms. The system comprises an infiltration chamber (2) having at least one sealable hatch for receiving plant tissue, means (P1) for reducing pressure within the infiltration chamber; a first release valve (V1) in fluid communication with the infiltration chamber. The system further comprises a controller (C1) for operating coordinately the first release valve and the pressure reducing means such that the pressure in the infiltration chamber is (i) reduced from a start pressure to a target pressure that is less than or equal to 300 mbar in a first time period, (ii) maintained at the target pressure for a second time period, and (iii) increased from the target pressure to a final pressure of at least approximately 1 bar within a third time period of less than or equal to five (5) seconds. The present invention also relates to a method of infiltrating plant tissue with bacterium cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Carraro, Anne Mc Govern, Oleg Mironov, Karen Oishi, Sandrine Roesti
  • Publication number: 20140290136
    Abstract: A raised garden bed is provided including wood plank sides that are secured at their joints with corner brackets forming corners. The brackets have two panels joined along one edge with a U-shaped channel at the base of each panel to receive a wood plank. Louvers extend into the channels to hold the planks with a press fit and allow the bed to be assembled and used without screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: William VAUGHN, David W. SWIFT
  • Publication number: 20140290137
    Abstract: An indoor plant growing system and a method of using the same. The system includes a base defining an interior compartment, a mast extending upwardly from the base, a first arm extending outwardly from the mast, a cable hanging downwardly from the first arm, one or more pots engaged on the cable, and a water delivery system connecting a water supply and the uppermost pot. The water supply preferably is a reservoir disposed inside the base's compartment. A pump pushes water from the reservoir, through pipes and thereby delivers the same to the uppermost pot. Water drains from the uppermost pot through a hose to a pot disposed there below and so on down the group of pots. In each pot the plant is retained in a plant basket which is suspended within a shell in such a way the plant's roots are retained within water accumulated within the pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Bryce D. Nagels
  • Publication number: 20140290138
    Abstract: An information communication method that enables communication between various devices is an information communication method of obtaining information from a subject, and includes: setting an exposure time of an image sensor; obtaining a bright line image which is an image including a plurality of bright lines, by capturing the subject changing in luminance by the image sensor with the set exposure time; obtaining transmission information by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image; and causing an opening and closing drive device of a door to open the door, by transmitting a control signal after the transmission information is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Hideki AOYAMA, Ikuo FUCHIGAMI, Hidehiko SHIN, Tsutomu MUKAI, Yosuke MATSUSHITA, Shigehiro IIDA, Kazunori YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20140290139
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a drive apparatus for a rotor of a revolving door, wherein the drive apparatus comprises a drive device, which is motion-coupled to the rotor via a drive belt. The drive apparatus further comprises a tensioning device for tensioning and deflecting the drive belt, wherein the drive belt runs via the drive device and via the tensioning device. The tensioning device and/or the drive device are mounted with a variable distance between one another, so that an extension of the drive belt caused by acceleration or deceleration of the rotor is compensated by varying the distance between the tensioning device and the drive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: AGTATEC AG
    Inventors: Heinz-Peter Aeppli, Kari Oila
  • Publication number: 20140290140
    Abstract: A mounting (28) for a side panel (26) of a weighing machine (10) has two rails (30, 32) which lie opposite one another and extend substantially parallel to each other. The side panel (26) is guided between the rails and thereby moves between a closed position and an open position. A stop (46) on the first rail (30) co-operates with the side panel (26), such that the completely open position is defined, and the second opposite rail (32) lies opposite the first rail (30) with such a spacing that the side panel (26), when being located in the open position, can be moved away by lifting of the rear edge (29) of the side panel (26) over the stop (46), but the opposing front edge (27) of the side panel (26) cannot be lifted or can only be lifted insignificantly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Otto KUHLMANN
  • Publication number: 20140290141
    Abstract: An adjusting and interlocking unit for displaceable and pivotable doors and/or walls, which are guided to be movable at and/or in a roller rail via rollers, includes an upper part, attachable to the roller rail, a central part attachable to a movable carriage profile of a door respectively of a wall, and a lower part attachable to the door, respectively to the wall. A locking element allows for releasing or interlocking the doors and/or wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mark MAYER, Thomas VOGLER, Ralf KREYENBORG, Oliver WALHORN, Jörg SUNDERBRINK
  • Publication number: 20140290142
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for disassembling a set top box is disclosed. The method includes providing the set top box including: a top cover, a base, and cover retention clips, wherein the cover retention clips are V or U shaped for securing the top cover to the base, providing a release fixture including a retention clip release finger, inserting the release fixture into the set top box, disengaging the cover retention clips using the retention clip release finger, and removing the top cover from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventor: William Phillip Dernier
  • Publication number: 20140290143
    Abstract: An opening trim weatherstrip includes an attaching base portion that is attached to a flange formed on a vehicle body opening peripheral edge and a hollow seal portion that is provided integrally on the attaching base portion and is abutted to an outer periphery of a door frame or a door panel of a vehicle door to seal a gap between the vehicle door and the vehicle body opening peripheral edge. The hollow seal portion includes a proximal hollow portion and a distal hollow portion. The distal hollow portion includes a first distal hollow seal wall and a second distal hollow seal wall. The first distal hollow seal wall is formed in a curved surface with a curvature radius of 20 to 80 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu YAMADA, Yasuhiro SHIMIZU, Mitsunobu TERAMOTO, Daisuke SAKAI, Hirofumi OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20140290144
    Abstract: A door operator for opening and/or for closing a door includes a housing, an output shaft with a cam disc, and a first piston guided in the housing, which first piston bears against the cam disc. The output shaft includes a first axle body supported in the housing. The first axle body is connected to the cam disc in a torque-proof manner by a first plug-in connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Alexander Hellwig, Sabine Wiemann, Thomas Salutzki
  • Publication number: 20140290145
    Abstract: A coating on mono- or poly-crystalline diamond or diamond-containing material includes a first adhesive layer formed directly on the diamond or diamond-containing material, the first layer including tungsten and tungsten carbide alloyed with fluorine in an amount of 0.001 to 0.12 wt % calculated on the total weight of the first layer. The coating further includes a second protective layer formed on the first layer, the second layer including at least tungsten alloyed with fluorine in an amount of 0.001 to 0.12 wt % calculated on the total weight of the second layer. The adhesive layer provides excellent bond strength to diamond, while the protective layer provides good protection against oxidation and molten metals used for attaching the coated diamonds to tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Hardide plc
    Inventors: Yuri ZHUK, Yuri LAKHOTKIN
  • Publication number: 20140290146
    Abstract: A method for facilitating infiltration of an infiltrant material into a TSP material during re-bonding of the TSP material to a substrate, by enhancing the porosity of the TSP material near the interface with the substrate is provided. Cutting elements formed by such method and downhole tools including such cutting elements are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: GUOJIANG FAN, FENG YU, YI FANG, J. DANIEL BELNAP, PETER T. CARIVEAU
  • Publication number: 20140290147
    Abstract: A coated abrasive article comprising a backing, an adhesive layer disposed in a discontinuous distribution on at least a portion of the backing, wherein the discontinuous distribution comprises a plurality of adhesive contact regions having at least one of a lateral spacing or a longitudinal spacing between each of the adhesive contact regions; and at least one abrasive particle disposed on each adhesive contact region, the abrasive particle having a tip, and there being at least one of a lateral spacing or a longitudinal spacing between each of the abrasive particles, and wherein at least 65% of the at least one of a lateral spacing and a longitudinal spacing between the tips of the abrasive particles is within 2.5 standard deviations of the mean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicants: Saint-Gobain Abrasifs
    Inventors: Anuj Seth, Darrell K. Everts, Vivek Cheruvari Kottieth Raman
  • Publication number: 20140290148
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an abrasive pad may include steps of forming composite materials using solvent, resin and abrasive materials; forming a plurality of strips including said composite materials through an extruder, so that the abrasive materials protrude on a surface of each stripe; disposing said strips in a container to form an abrasive pad with a predetermined thickness before the strips are solidified; and pressing said abrasive pad to a desired thickness with a pressing device. different abrasive materials can be mixed in the resin and when the abrasive material is extruded to form the strips, a plurality of gaps are formed to generate better ventilation to avoid bacteria growth. Also, the abrasive pad in the present invention can be used in for either family or industry and the manufacturing method in the present invention can extend the lives of the abrasive pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: JHONG-YU HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140290149
    Abstract: A vitrified superabrasive product includes a superabrasive component and a vitrified bond component in which the superabrasive component is dispersed. The vitrified bond includes an oxide of a lanthanoid. Additionally, the vitrified bond component defines pores that can be essentially all less than 800 ?m in diameter. Seventy percent of the pores are in a range of between about 40 ?m and about 500 ?m and have an average aspect ratio less than about 2. The porosity is in a range of between about 50% and about 90% of the total volume of the superabrasive product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ramanujam VEDANTHAM, Rachana UPADHYAY, Gilles QUEREL
  • Publication number: 20140290150
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible barrier that is lightweight and can be easily transported and erected. The barrier includes a base, a top and an enclosed volume such as a diaphragm that can be expanded with a medium such as a gas or liquid to a desired shape. The expanded volume will act as a barrier. When a series of expanded barriers are connected, they will form a wall that can contain bulk materials or liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Nikos Mouyiaris
  • Publication number: 20140290151
    Abstract: A unit module compartment structure includes: a first unit module compartment, including a first partition board having connection means at one end, and a second partition board having connection means at two ends thereof, respectively, the connection means of the first partition board and the connection means at one end of the second partition board being connected so as to form a first angle less than 90°; and a second unit module compartment, including a third partition board having connection means at one end, and a fourth partition board having connection means at two ends thereof, respectively, wherein the connection means at one end of the third partition board, the connection means at one end of the fourth partition board and the connection means at another end of the second partition board are connected so as to form a second angle identical with the first angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Stanley Shao-Ying LEE
  • Publication number: 20140290152
    Abstract: An article of flashing for a deck includes a channel with a back leg, a first side leg, and a second side leg and further includes an attachment flange fixedly connected to the channel where the channel is adapted to receive decking. A deck flashing system includes a deck with a surface and at least one edge, decking forming the surface of the deck, and flashing extending along the at least one edge, the flashing having a channel adapted to receive the decking. A method of trimming a deck includes erecting deck framing, installing decking on the framing, and installing flashing on at least one edge or the entire perimeter of the deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: EVERFLASH, LLC
    Inventor: Mark William Morsching
  • Publication number: 20140290153
    Abstract: A construction-unit (23) that is adapted for being combined with one more similar units (23) to constitute a self-carrying structure (40) to use for shelter or dwelling wherein each construction-unit (23) make up for both one sidewall and half a roof in one segment. A plurality of construction-units (23) are adapted for constructing a static functional self-carrying structure (40) where the shape has a curved design related to the mathematical expression The Hyperbolic Cosine or part of an Ellipse in the traverse direction and a linear design in the longitudinal direction when placed as a part of an assembled shelter (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Jakob Christensen, Claus Ove Heding
  • Publication number: 20140290154
    Abstract: A building structure is supported above a foundation and above grade by a moment frame comprising a plurality of columns and beams. The columns are all generally similar and the beams are all generally similar, such that each column can be attached with up to four beams. The moment frame is secured to a foundation, which may include pilings extending downwardly into the ground. The foundation can include a concrete foundation member or a foundation framework comprising a plurality of attachment members secured together by beams. The pilings can include helical flighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNUM PIERING, INC.
    Inventors: Howard A. Perko, Bernard Brian Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20140290155
    Abstract: Systems and methods for disposing and supporting a solar panel array are disclosed. The embodiments comprise various combinations of cables, support columns, and pod constructions in which to support solar panels. The solar panels can incorporate single or dual tracking capabilities to enhance sunlight capture. The embodiments encourage dual land use in which installation of the systems minimizes disruption of the underlying ground. Supplemental power may be provided by vertical axis windmills integrated with the columns. Special installations of the system can include systems mounted over structures such as parking lots, roads and aqueducts. Simplified support systems with a minimum number of structural elements can be used to create effective support for solar panel arrays of varying size and shapes. These simplified systems minimize material requirements and labor for installation of the systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Steven J. Conger
  • Publication number: 20140290156
    Abstract: An insulated glass unit includes a first outer glass pane having a first thickness and a second outer glass pane having a second thickness. One or more inner glass panes can include one or more glass ribbons that are interposed between the outer glass panes. At least one of the inner glass panes can have a thickness that is less than the first and second thicknesses. An edge assembly is coupled between the outer glass panes. The edge assembly can be configured to receive an edge portion of the one or more inner glass panes, such as to retain the one or more inner glass panes at respective positions that are spaced apart from, and generally parallel to, the first and second outer glass panes. In an example, side edges of the one or more inner glass panes are recessed from corresponding side edges of the outer glass panes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Bruce, Dale A. Dreyer
  • Publication number: 20140290157
    Abstract: Described are a cooperating solar energy collector panel and an energy converter, at least one of which is adapted to fit within a window opening. Preferably, the solar collector panel and/or energy converter are movable into or within the window opening to allow for the window to still be able to open to let in fresh air, or be free from obstruction to permit entry of light or a view to the outdoors when the solar collector panel and/or energy converter are not in use. In one version, the solar collector panel is adapted to be remote from the window opening, for example, on the top of an awning above the window opening. The bottom of the awning in this case may be adapted to contain an energy converter which may be moved into the window opening to distribute heat into a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Roger D. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140290158
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing floor panels that have at least a substrate and a top layer provided on the substrate, the top layer including a thermoplastic layer that is translucent or transparent, the method may involve providing the top layer, including the thermoplastic layer, on the substrate. The method may also involve heating at least the thermoplastic layer, and structuring the thermoplastic layer using a mechanical press element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent MEERSSEMAN, Martin SEGAERT, Bernard THIERS, Benjamin CLEMENT, Christophe MAESEN
  • Publication number: 20140290159
    Abstract: A refaced staircase having original treads and original risers with replacement treads and replacement risers is disclosed. The original treads include nosings that overhang the original risers. A replacement riser extends down from each original tread, the replacement tread being placed over the original tread and overhanging both the nosing of the original tread and the replacement riser. The replacement tread may include a scotia facing the original tread that hides the seam between the original tread and the replacement riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce R. Mang, SR., Steven H. Mott, Douglas P. Plourde, Norman J. Plourde
  • Publication number: 20140290160
    Abstract: Screens for use in door or window openings are disclosed. The screens have a screen frame having at least one portion fabricated from a material possessing spring-like characteristics and a screen mesh that is secured to the screen frame to cover the door or window opening. The screen frame and screen mesh are in tension when the screen resides in the door or window opening. The screen frame may be deformed temporarily, due to its fabrication, allow for simple and easy removal and insertion of the screens into the door or window opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph A. Altieri, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140290161
    Abstract: A core component for a base of a tower assembly includes a body of the core component and a flange. The body has an arcuate outer sidewall and an arcuate inner sidewall. The body includes a hole extending from the outer sidewall to a bottom of the body. The flange extends from the arcuate inner sidewall of the body. The flange includes at least one bore hole configured to receive a post-tensioning tendon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Tindall Corporation
    Inventor: Bryant Allan ZAVITZ
  • Publication number: 20140290162
    Abstract: An isolator system includes an isolator, a pass box, a clean booth, and a determination gas supply unit. The isolator includes a sterile operation area formed therein and a wearing entity for an operator to operate externally. The pass box is arranged for introducing an object into the sterile operation area. The clean booth, in which an operator can enter, encloses at least an external insertion port of the wearing entity arranged in the isolator and an object inlet port for introducing the object into the pass box, and includes a clean gas supply unit to supply clean gas to an internal space thereof. The decontamination gas supply unit supplies decontamination gas into the sterile operation area and the clean booth. The isolator, the pass box, and the clean booth are arranged in a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SHIBUYA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhito TANIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140290163
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a load supporting blocking member for use in a metal stud wall having a plurality of parallel spaced apart metal studs, each of the studs having an aligned opening and horizontal bridging member passing through the aligned openings and tying the studs together. The load supporting blocking member comprises a base for overlying and being attached to the bridging member and an upstanding flange extending from one edge of the base the depth of the base being sufficient to overly the bridging member and position the upstanding flange in line with the edges of the studs in the metal stud wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Bailey Metal Products Limited
    Inventor: John RICE
  • Publication number: 20140290164
    Abstract: An insulated framing member for exterior wall insulation installation, and to a method for covering walls using the insulated framing member. The insulated framing member comprises a strip of insulating foam having chamfers along the edges, optionally laminated to a wooden nail base. They insulated framing member will reduce the compression of compressible insulation materials and the thermal bridging of fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: WAZIR NOBBEE, Christopher E. Fetterman
  • Publication number: 20140290165
    Abstract: A reinforcing drywall tape and a method of making the same, the tape having a greige combined with a laid scrim constructed in situ on the greige and bonded to the greige by a resin coating, and a pressure sensitive adhesive fully covering an inward facing surface of the greige wherein the greige is adapted for adherence to drywall sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: David L. Spanton, James Griffin, Kristyn Moreland, Francis P. Dibley
  • Publication number: 20140290166
    Abstract: An assembly for securing a panel to a wall surface, including an elongated rail adapted to being secured in extending fashion along the wall surface and a clip adapted to being secured to a rear surface of the panel. The rail and clip each exhibit a similar cross sectional profile, with each including at least one mating and inclined support surface for redirecting a weight of the panel inwards toward the wall surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Bordener
  • Publication number: 20140290167
    Abstract: A cladding reinforcement system and method for attaching a cladding material to a substructure are provided in this disclosure. The cladding reinforcement system utilizes a cladding reinforcement anchor to provide a large surface area for resisting the forces in high wind applications. In some implementations, the cladding reinforcement anchor has a flat front surface that is adapted to be fastened to the cladding panel. The front surface of the cladding reinforcement anchor is sufficiently flat so that it can be sandwiched between two cladding panels without creating any visible space between the cladding panels. In some other implementations, the cladding reinforcement anchor includes a web having first and second spaced apart edges configured to define a predetermined width for locating the cladding reinforcement anchor against an upper edge of a cladding panel. Fixing indicators can be located on the flat front surface to provide targets for nails or other fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: JAMES HARDIE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Steve Twin, Hugues Delie, Kevin O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20140290168
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for insulating a structure. A method for insulating a structure may include providing a frame that comprises a plurality of frame members coupled together. Sheathing panels may be coupled to the frame members such that adjacent sheathing panels abut and directly contact each other at an interface to form a wall having a front surface and a rear surface. A spray insulation material may be applied to the front surface of the wall such that the insulation material forms a substantially continuous insulation layer atop the front surface and such that the insulation material directly contacts the interface between adjacent sheathing panels to restrict passage of air between the adjacent panels to at or below 0.2 L/m2/s at a differential pressure across the wall of 75 Pa. The insulation layer may provide an R value of at least 5, or in some embodiments at least 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ames Kulprathipanja, Ralph Michael Fay
  • Publication number: 20140290169
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a main beam having a distal end that contacts a high side of a slab to define a pivot point; an anchor removably attached to a low side of the slab; a coupling attached between the anchor and the main beam so that when a proximal end of the beam is raised, the low side of the slab is raised; a jack coupled to the distal end for raising the proximal end of the main beam; a void defined between the surface under the slab and a bottom side of the slab when the slab is raised; and, filler material inserted in the void so that when the filler supports the slab after the anchor and beam are removed resulting in an evened slab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Level Best Concrete, LLC
    Inventor: William McCuen
  • Publication number: 20140290170
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied When the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20140290171
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a panel including a wear resistant layer comprises providing a substantially rigid substrate, providing wear-resistant particles, providing an ionomer, applying the wear-resistant particles and the ionomer onto the substrate, and pressing and/or melting the substrate, the wear-resistant particles and the ionomer together. A resulting panel is provided with locking elements configured to lock the panel to an adjacent panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Bruno Paul Louis Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20140290172
    Abstract: A presence detection system for detecting presence of a living being (2) within an area (4), the system comprising a first light source (6a) providing light of a first spectrum, a first sensing means (8a; 10a) which is arranged to filter the light of the first spectrum. The first sensing means produces a first presence detection signal (12a) based on the light of the first spectrum originated from the first light source and reflected from the living being (2). The presence detection system comprises a processor device (14) for concluding the living being's presence within the area (4) based on the first presence detection signal (12a). The processor device provides a position (22a) of the living being (2) within the area based on the intensity of the first presence detection signal (12a) and based on the known position of the first light source (6a) within the area (4). The invention further relates to a lighting system comprising the above described presence detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: RCP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Reginald Arthur Richards
  • Publication number: 20140290173
    Abstract: A locking element is arranged on one component, the locking element being bringable into locking engagement with a locking recess on the other component for the purpose of a vertical lock. The locking element is provided with functional elements, via which the components are substantially horizontally and vertically locked. The locking element can be designed as a profiled slide that has a locking projection with a first guiding surface which is positioned angularly with respect to the installation plane and which comes into contact with a locking surface or another circumferential section of the locking recess during the connecting process such that a force component that causes a movement from a release position into a locked position is applied to the profiled slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: HAMBERGER INDUSTRIEWERKE GMBH
    Inventor: Peter M. Hamberger