Cover For Shelter Patents (Class 135/115)
  • Patent number: 10438521
    Abstract: A display wall system is provided that has a flexible frame member with inflatable members and a plurality of panel members that can be positioned within the flexible frame member to provide rigidity to the display wall system when the inflatable members are inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Steven J. Goldrich
  • Patent number: 10422152
    Abstract: A portable shade shelter has a plurality of canopies including at least a first canopy and a second canopy. The first canopy is disposed over the second canopy, and the first canopy is capable of being spaced apart from the second canopy in a vertical direction such that air is capable of flowing between the first canopy and the second canopy. Each of the first canopy and the second canopy includes a plurality of openings configured to permit air and light to pass through the respective first canopy and second canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: John J. Dresch, Jaclyn L. Dresch
  • Patent number: 10414249
    Abstract: A window repair apparatus for covering a window of automobile door is disclosed. Embodiments include a transparent sheet ranging from approximately 1.3 to approximately 1.5 times the size of the window region of the automobile door frame. The sheet has a plurality of holes on the top, leading, and trailing edges, and a slit in the corner to receive a side view mirror. The sheet is held in place by inserting the side view mirror through the slit and attaching the hook-and-loop fastener along the bottom edge of sheet to the hook-and-loop fastener on the outer side of door frame just below the window section of the door frame. The transparent sheet is wrapped around the side edges and top edge of the window section of door frame and all the edges are tied up with plurality of fasteners onto the inside of the window section of the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Gloria O. Davila
  • Patent number: 10344499
    Abstract: A shade structure assembly includes a canopy, a plurality of legs, and a foot assembly. The shade structure assembly includes a number of legs that are extendable in length to adapt to the contour of the wet or dry surfaces. The legs are coupled to the canopy. A foot assembly is included for releasable coupling to the bottom of the legs. The foot assembly is configured to provide ballast and a suitable contact surface for contacting a plaster pool. The foot assembly may be made from a different material than the legs. The canopy is configured to expand and provide a shade area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Roye Maenza
  • Patent number: 10336389
    Abstract: A windscreen assembly (10) for a vehicle 1 is described, comprising:—a windscreen panel group (11, 12) comprising a windscreen panel (11) and a support structure (12) to support the windscreen panel (11); and—a wiper group (20. The wiper group (20) comprises a wiper (13), a drive motor group (14) for actuating the wiper (13), a tank (15) for a liquid and a pump (16) operationally connected to the tank (15). The wiper group (20) is supported by the windscreen panel group (11, 12) and said windscreen assembly (10) is configured to be removably coupled to said vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PIAGGIO & C. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Onorino Di Tanna, Stefano Bartolozzi
  • Patent number: 10301841
    Abstract: A mosquito repellent and antibacterial tent includes a tent body, a first support bar and a second support bar. The tent body is formed by a base fabric entirely provided with a mosquito repellent agent and a waterproofing agent. An adhesive coating layer is provided on the base cloth. The tent body includes a plurality of first positioning parts. A side surface of the tent body has at least one opening. The first support bar and the second support bar are connected to the plurality of first positioning parts so as to be crossed to support the tent body. Thus, the mosquito repellent and antibacterial tent achieves mosquito repellent and antibacterial effects as well as being waterproof and sturdy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Modus Light, LLC
    Inventor: Yu Yun Chiang
  • Patent number: 10293735
    Abstract: An expandable structure that includes front and rear structural units having inside-facing surfaces parallel to one another, a retractable top that spans the front and rear structural units, and first and second retractable partitions each of which spans and connects the front and rear structural units. The front structural unit is fixably attached to a substrate and the rear structural unit is mounted on a rolling mechanism so that the rear structural unit may be moved away from the front structural unit in an orientation perpendicular to the face of the first structural unit to a distance equivalent to a deployed depth of the first retractable partition, the second retractable partition and the retractable top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventors: Hala El-Wakeel, Fatima Al Doukhi, Haya Alfaraj, Semah Alabduljabbar, Haifa Alarifi, Sumayyah Alshraim
  • Patent number: 10285338
    Abstract: A netting material having a length dimension and a width dimension much smaller than the length dimension comprises a flap folded from a fold region of the netting material along a longitudinal fold line at a distance from a longitudinal edge of the netting. The flap therefore comprises at least two layers of the netting material folded together. One or more eyelets are provided in the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NINE IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Jonathan Dallas Toye, Dean Alan Kutschkau
  • Patent number: 10287795
    Abstract: Fabric structures with raceways and methods of making same are disclosed. In some embodiments, the fabric structures are air supported structures that form an enclosure via internal pressurized air. The air supported structures include an outer membrane that defined an outer surface of the structure. The air supported structures further include a plurality of inner segments formed of tab members coupled to and extending from the outer membrane toward the interior of the enclosure, and at least one inner liner panel coupled to and extending between adjacent tab members spaced inwardly from the outer membrane to form at least one air pocket therebetween. An attachment portion of the tab members extends inwardly past the at least one inner liner panel into the enclosure and forms at least one hardware attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Air Structure American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donato Michael Fraioli, Sr., Donato Anthony Fraioli, Donato Joseph Fraioli
  • Patent number: 10259301
    Abstract: A removable convertible top for a convertible vehicle. The convertible top includes a flexible water-tight canvas provided with longitudinal reinforcements, the ends of which are suitable for resting on the bars of a vehicle; curved rigid side reinforcements, arranged on the opposite sides of the canvas, parallel to the longitudinal reinforcements, and respectively provided with sets of hooks for engaging with complementary coupling structures provided on the vehicle. The canvas and side reinforcements interlock to automatically tension the canvas, when the two sets of hooks interlock with the coupling structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BLUECAR
    Inventor: Benoit Hurel
  • Patent number: 10232696
    Abstract: An automatic sunshade system mounted to a cabin-top of a vehicle automatically deploys from a stored and retracted orientation to a deployed orientation. The canopy is coupled to a plurality of support members that are wound about a hub and have stored energy when in retracted orientation. The support members unwind from the hub automatically and spread the canopy out over the vehicle. The support members may comprise a plurality of elongated portions that are coupled together by an elastic tether. The canopy may be retracted manual with a crank or by a motor that winds the support members around the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CARWIG LLC
    Inventor: Alessandro Lovisetto
  • Patent number: 10213634
    Abstract: A fire resistant system comprising a flexible blanket sized to be deployable on or over an edifice, or part thereof, the blanket being flame retardant and heat resistant, the blanket consisting of aromatic polyamide (aramid) fibers defining a knit yarn fabric, the blanket fabric defining distributed vent openings of small size to freely pass air from one side of the blanket to the other, and away from elongated edifice associated objects such as hot embers, the blanket having edges configured to be pulled for distributing the blanket over the edifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Donald J. Maldonado
  • Patent number: 10206489
    Abstract: A multi-purpose mat comprises a circular flat body portion having an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface comprises a structural fold pattern. The outer surface comprises a plurality of wing pockets extending from a peripheral edge and spaced at ninety degree intervals that may be folded into a plurality of interior pockets between the outer surface and the inner surface, a drawstring interwoven through a plurality of eyelets along the perimeter, a pair of webbing straps positioned at right angles to each other, and a pair of pole pockets below the pair of webbing straps, a bag clip and a bag handle. A functional strap and a plurality of tent poles allow the multi-purpose mat to be configured into a beach mat, a backpack bag, a surfboard carrier sling and a shade shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jeff Samaripa
  • Patent number: 10145139
    Abstract: Embodiments include an outdoor activity structure, comprising: a wall that defines an interior room of the structure, the wall comprises an insulating layer disposed between an inner layer and an outer layer wherein the inner layer is coupled with the insulating layer by a plurality of inner seams and the outer layer is coupled to the insulating layer by a perimeter seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Outdoor Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Tufto, Chris Witte
  • Patent number: 10138653
    Abstract: A collapsible tent with quilted reflective covering fabric is formed from a plurality of hubs that connect outward extending struts. The struts define the shape of the walls and roof by supporting an expanse of at least translucent fabric extending from a hub are disposed in the center of each sidewall of the tent and a polygonal slanted roof. The strut ends from the slanted roof panels are held in stitched elongated pockets at the roof corners which are adjacent the stitched pockets that support sidewall struts. The tent has sealable vents and portal for one or more of power cords, ventilations ducts and water or drains hoses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: William Christian Weber
  • Patent number: 10077565
    Abstract: A heavy duty layered blanket having application in construction applications is disclosed. It includes an overlay around one or more edges of the blanket which resists tearing and wear. The overlay helps to assure that the layers of the blanket stay in place when placed in use, especially in heavy duty construction applications such as for curing concrete. Selective openings in the overlay facilitate attachment of multiple blankets to each other and related facilities, such as scaffolding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Barrego
  • Patent number: 10036178
    Abstract: Devices for accumulating material within a limited space, such that at most insignificant amount of material leaves the device prior to the device being at full capacity. One embodiment comprises an expandable structure to be filled, comprising a material receiving member for receiving expansible material, such that the expansible material is inserted into the member and expands within the member prior to part of the material exiting the material receiving member into another member, wherein the expansible material expands and rigidizes within the material receiving member and within the another member to form a rigid structure having a required form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Moshe Ore
  • Patent number: 10034535
    Abstract: This invention provides an improved sleeping bag convertible into a backpack with reduced complexity and greater ease of use. The sleeping bag includes (1) an elongated flexible bag; (2) a flexible pouch attached to the bag at or near the bag's lower end; (3) left and right shoulder straps, each having a lower section attached to the bag at the bag's lower end and an upper section attached to the bag at a location spaced from the bag's lower end; and (4) a side attachment assembly for releasably attaching the left side edge of the bag to the right side of the bag, adjacent to the pouch. The bag is configured to be storable within the pouch by (a) folding the bag along a central longitudinal axis, (b) folding the bag lengthwise into the pouch via the pouch's open upper end, and (c) attaching the side attachment assembly, after which the sleeping bag can be worn as a backpack on a person's shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: mimish, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer M. LaForest, Andrea Soto-Camacho, James R. Arrufat
  • Patent number: 9975567
    Abstract: A protective cover that is stored in a pouch that is integrally formed as a part of an upper surface of a pivotable canopy that is attached to a frame of the stroller. The protective cover is movable between a closed position in which the cover is stored in the pouch and an open position in which the cover is disposed across the canopy and across a seat of the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Alaleh Ostad, Ariel Ostad
  • Patent number: 9975584
    Abstract: A wind deflection system for deflecting wind on a vehicle includes a vehicle that has a windshield to redirect wind with respect to a rider of the vehicle. A deflecting unit is coupled to the windshield to deflect wind upwardly with respect to the rider. In this way the deflecting unit inhibits the wind from striking the rider's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Martin Hay
  • Patent number: 9908394
    Abstract: A protective cover system for a motor vehicle includes a first roller, a first cover wound onto the first roller, a second roller and a second cover wound onto the second roller. The protective cover system also includes a control module for displacing the covers between stowed and deployed positions covering one or both of the motor vehicle bumper and an interior cargo floor of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Romero Regalado, Jorge Jara Zambrano, Mauricio Ivan Valadez Torres, Sergio Alberto Vega Velazquez
  • Patent number: 9883747
    Abstract: A furniture cover assembly comprising side portions interconnected to define an interior area, wherein at least one side portion has an edge portion adjacent to an access opening to the interior area. The edge portion has a belt tunnel with opposing first and second open ends. An adjustment member is adjacent to the first open end, and a belt is slideably disposed in the belt tunnel. The belt has first and second free end portions projecting from and exterior of the belt tunnel. The belt's first free end portion is adjustably connected to the adjustment member and forms a first adjustable loop exterior of the belt tunnel and is configured to connect to a support structure of a furniture unit when positioned in the interior area. The belt's second free end portion forms a second loop exterior of the belt tunnel adjacent to the second open end and is configured to connect to a second support structure of the furniture unit with the belt tunnel extending between the first and second support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Classic Accessories, LLC
    Inventors: Charles D'amato, Delina Wells
  • Patent number: 9863141
    Abstract: A structural tent intended for use as a living space able to withstand extreme temperatures, while still being comfortable and used on a temporary basis; comprising a frame on which there are assembled first profiles and lower posts which are attached to a plurality of second profiles, brackets and upper posts, which form the structure on which a ridgepole is supported; and where a filler material is introduced into the gap created between the frame and the outside fabric; and where, finally, the ridgepole is integrally supported on the upper posts, where honeycomb plates are supported, an impermeable roof being arranged on the honeycomb plates and the gaps in the honeycomb plates being filled with a fine granular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Vicente Manuel Candela Canales
  • Patent number: 9828787
    Abstract: A tent for surrounding a base of an upstanding structure on a support surface is disclosed. The tent features a covering with a top edge arranged to follow a perimeter of the structure base and a bottom edge arranged to define an outer periphery of the covering. The tent additionally features a base strap arranged for forming a closed loop about the structure base at a predetermined height above the support surface. The base strap supports a first attachment member, and a second attachment member is located along the top edge of the covering for cooperating with the first attachment member to fasten the covering at the structure base. A tightening strap along the top edge of the covering but behind the second attachment member is arranged to follow the base strap to seal connection of the covering and the base strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Winkler Canvas Ltd.
    Inventor: Calvin Thiessen
  • Patent number: 9797154
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a roof covering system includes at least two ridge post members, a tarp at least two cables, at least two poles, at least two pole attachment members, and at least two winches. Each ridge post member may include a base configured to attach to a ridge of a roof, a head member; and a post having a bottom end and a top end, the bottom end secured to the base, and the top end secured to the head member. The tarp may have a top edge and a bottom edge, and connection points disposed near the top and bottom edges, wherein the head members are configured to attach to the connection points near the top edge. The cables may be configured to attach to the connection points near the bottom edge of the tarp. The poles may be configured to each guide a respective cable. The two pole attachment members may each be configured to attach a respective pole to a location on the roof below the ridge of the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Jason McKinney, Richard Wallway
  • Patent number: 9783378
    Abstract: The present loading dock rainshield has a self-adjusting, weighted canopy seal with a header projecting from the building to support a flexible, dual fixed-end, downwardly looped, central curtain. The central curtain spans the dominant width of the header and loops from front to back. The center curtain joins with opposed pleated side curtains to compete the front seal. The downwardly looped central curtain has a series of staggered and overlapping weighted baffles proximal its front end. When a trailer backs into the dock, the trailer top engages one or more baffles, which ride up onto the top of the trailer. The elongated weighted baffles push rainwater off the trailer top as it backs into the bay, and remain in forced sealing engagement with the trailer top when it is parked to divert water off the trailer top and prevent the water from flowing or blowing into the bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Nordock, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale A. Ogg, William Heath Nesselroad
  • Patent number: 9771729
    Abstract: A modular frame and structure system and method includes a framework and a cover coupled to the framework and configured to provide a desired structure. The framework includes a plurality of elongated frame members, and a plurality of coupling members for coupling the elongated frame members. One or more of the coupling members includes a releasable connecting device having a connecting mode for connecting the coupling members to the frame members and form the framework, the releasable connecting device having a release mode for disconnecting the elongated frame members from the coupling members. The cover includes one or more interlocking wall panels configured to engage and be supported by the elongated frame members, and one or more interlocking roof panels configured to engage and be supported by the elongated frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BAREBONES SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Swan Workman, Robert E. Workman, Henry J. Howell, Norm Krantz, Gerardo D. Ayala, John E. Workman
  • Patent number: 9731844
    Abstract: A debris management system for use in space and a method of controlling space debris is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a frame, (2) a plurality of material sections, coupled to the frame, that cooperate to form a material structure when deployed from the frame and (3) a plurality of microvehicles, coupled to the plurality of material sections, each one of the plurality including propulsion units configured to eject the each one relative to the frame and pull the plurality of material sections to deploy the plurality of material sections to form the material structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel W. Allen, Robert L. Spicer
  • Patent number: 9708084
    Abstract: A method for applying an underlayment layer to trucking cargo includes providing a roll of underlayment layer that is independent of the trucking cargo and a vehicle that transports the trucking cargo. The leading edge of the underlayment layer is secured and the underlayment layer is dispensed from the roll of underlayment layer such that the underlayment layer is applied to the trucking cargo in the longitudinal direction of the trucking cargo so as to cover the trucking cargo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Fred V. Payne
  • Patent number: 9701185
    Abstract: An automobile cover is adapted to protectively cover the windows, the hood, the roof, and some portion of the trunk of an automobile to obviate the need to manually remove frost, snow, or ice which may have accumulated on those surfaces while the automobile is parked. The automobile cover can be deployed from a storage area attached to the interior of a trunk in anticipation of frigid weather precipitation, and removably secured to the automobile. Prior to the subsequent operation of the automobile, the automobile cover would be retracted to the storage configuration, whereupon the accumulated precipitation would be shed from both the automobile cover and the automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob M. Usanga, Toromfon Usanga
  • Patent number: 9644389
    Abstract: A tent apparatus includes foot pipes, at least two beam members, girders, pulleys, cloth tubes, and a canopy. A first beam member and a second beam member are fastened perpendicular to a first pair of foot pipes and a second pair of foot pipes opposing each other respectively. The girders including internal guide rails are fastened perpendicular to the beam members. The pulleys traverse the internal guide rails of the girders. Each pulley includes a handle and wheel members in rolling communication with an internal guide rail, and a receptor member to receive and connect a cloth tube. The canopy is positioned over the cloth tubes. The canopy, attached to one of the beam members and in sliding communication with the girders, is stretched across the upper ends of the two pairs of foot pipes when the pulleys are rolled within the internal guide rails of the girders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Yotrio Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianqiang Xie
  • Patent number: 9624049
    Abstract: Puncture resistant seals for loading docks are disclosed. An example weather barrier disclosed herein includes a canopy having a back end and a front end, where the back end is mountable to a wall above a doorway and the front end is to protrude forward from the wall when the canopy is mounted to the wall. A front bar is at the front end of the canopy and the front bar is horizontally elongate. A back curtain hangs from the front bar. The back curtain has an upper curtain edge attached to the front bar. The back curtain has a lower curtain edge that is at a lower elevation than an elevation of the upper doorway edge when the canopy is mounted to the wall. The back curtain has a curtain width. A front panel hangs in front of the back curtain. The front panel is less flexible than the back curtain. The front panel has a panel width that is approximately 50 to 80 percent of the curtain width. A space is interposed between and defined by the front panel and the back curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Heim, Gary Borgerding, Ryan Withrow
  • Patent number: 9623740
    Abstract: A vehicle sunshade comprises an enclosure housing one or more shades for covering or shading a vehicle. The enclosure is typically mounted to a portion of a vehicle to allow the vehicle sunshade to travel with the vehicle and be used anywhere. The enclosure may also be tapered and comprise one or more doors that cover the shades therein. A shade may be mounted on a roller with a biasing mechanism for automatically retracting or extending the shade. One or more flaps can be attached to the shade to extend coverage of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Newton Tran
  • Patent number: 9610897
    Abstract: A vehicle having first and second seat rows supported by a floor and a lift gate for accessing a cargo area partially defined by the second seat row, the floor, and the lift gate includes first and second flexible covers positioned within at least one cassette in a retracted position. The at least one cassette is positioned adjacent a floor of the vehicle behind the second seat row. At least one of the first and flexible covers may include a pass through door allowing for storage of elongated cargo when at least a portion of the second seat row is folded down. The pass through door may be secured in a closed position by a zipper, a hook and loop fastener, at least one magnet, or at least one snap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Huelke, Scott Holmes Dunham, Peter David Alexander Jones, Daniel Clifford
  • Patent number: 9610834
    Abstract: A vehicle cover device including a flexible cover sheet and a car cover compartment configured to be operably attachable to the vehicle including disposed within a bumper of the vehicle. The car cover compartment includes a longitudinally extending cover sheet housing, which is configured to house the flexible cover sheet when in a stored state. The car cover compartment includes a cover-sheet cleaning and retraction mechanism, which includes a striker bar that repeatedly strikes the cover sheet when the cover sheet is retracted into the housing to a non-deployed storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Bentsur Joseph
  • Patent number: 9551181
    Abstract: Example room dividers are disclosed herein. An example room divider includes a first panel and a second panel. A first seal between the first panel and the second panel is to provide a first line of contact with at least one of the first panel or the second panel. A second seal between the first panel and the second panel is to provide a second line of contact with at least one of the first panel or the second panel. A touch-and-hold fastener connects the first panel and the second panel. The touch-and-hold fastener is positioned between the first line of contact and the second line of contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan Withrow
  • Patent number: 9551143
    Abstract: A modular deployable shelter for camps, comprising a body made of a flexible material, which can be deployed from a transport position to a position of use, generating an inner trapezoidal living space with a roof at an angle, characterized in that, in the position of use, the shelter comprises a rigid roof plate which closes the upper part of the body when in the deployed position, forming a ventilated space; wherein the floor of the body is closed from the bottom by a rigid floor plate; and wherein the right and left sides of the flexible body, in the position of use, have a longitudinally reinforced bellows structure, also being closed at the front and rear part thereof by rigid panels, the front panel having an opening which defines the entrance of the living space in the deployed position thereof; and wherein the sides of the body, in the deployed position thereof, have panelled reinforcements containing a reinforcement material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: URBANA DE EXTERIORES, S.L.
    Inventor: Pedro Sáez Blaya
  • Patent number: 9549632
    Abstract: Apparatus for a protecting a roadside mail box from snow thrown by snowplow by which includes first and second generally planar members each having at least one rectilinear edge and a top and a bottom. Bracing members are fixed to the first and second generally planar members with the members forming a wedge shape with a vertical edge to divert the thrown by the snowplow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Charles O Pickens
  • Patent number: 9534372
    Abstract: Example weather barrier apparatus are disclosed herein. An example weather barrier apparatus includes a curtain having a plurality of compressible tubes positioned between a first end of the curtain and a second end of the curtain. The compressible tubes move between a collapsed position when the curtain is in a relaxed condition and an expanded position when the curtain is a taut condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Digmann, Leif Kniese, Rudolf Bannasch
  • Patent number: 9512612
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a retainer and an insert. The insert has a pair of opposing walls. The opposing walls are spaced apart. The insert includes a cavity. The insert is partially received in a cavity in the retainer. The retainer arrangement can be used to retainably engage a barrier. At least a portion of an edge region of the barrier can be received in the cavity in the insert, and the barrier can pass through the spacing between the opposing walls of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Ted Gower
  • Patent number: 9476023
    Abstract: The culture device (100, 200) for culturing algae includes a culture pond (110) including an opening (112) on an upper side thereof and accommodating an alga solution (M) as a culture solution containing algae; a sheet (130) having optical transparency and flexibility, the sheet sealing at least a portion of the opening (112) of the culture pond (110); and a gas supply unit (124, 160, 212) used to supply high concentration CO2 gas having a higher concentration of carbon dioxide than that of the atmosphere, between the culture pond (110) and the sheet (130). A gas storage space (G) to store gas between a liquid surface (114) of the alga solution (M) and the sheet (130) is formed by at least part of the supplied high concentration CO2 gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Kousuke Ishii, Hiroshi Tanaka, Junji Yamamura
  • Patent number: 9463821
    Abstract: A removable, collapsible, enclosure is shown that may be attached to a stroller at the wheels and handles. The removable enclosure may be detached from the stroller, cross-bracing collapsed, and folded into a small package. When expanded the enclosure can attach to the stroller and provide an enclosed carriage for the baby/child in the stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Sharlene R. Critchley, Mary M. Keene, Ashley K. Critchley
  • Patent number: 9434559
    Abstract: A loading dock seal system includes a closed-cell foam buffer adapted to be positioned proximate a loading dock surface and a foam padding disposed adjacent the closed-cell foam buffer and affixed thereto. A fabric cover, being free of overlapping members proximate the loading dock surface, defines an interior volume. The closed-cell foam buffer and the foam padding are disposed within the interior volume. A fabric fastener being free of overlapping portions defines an aperture through the fabric cover that is sized to receive and to release the affixed closed-cell foam buffer and the foam padding from the interior volume. Fabric tabs are connected to the fabric cover and extend away from and are substantially parallel to the rear side of the fabric cover. The attachment of the fabric tabs to the loading dock surface is adapted to be free of mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Blue Giant Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: David H. Mueller
  • Patent number: 9433842
    Abstract: Improvements in an expandable goal net are disclosed. The expandable goal net is foldable and can be taken from a full size goal to a smaller size that can be easily compacted for transportation. The vertical legs telescope inside each other to essentially reduce the height of the vertical members to essentially half. The horizontal cross posts fold in half thereby to compact the expandable goal net into a vertical folded rectangle. The folding joints are on the horizontal members. Joints lock into a horizontal orientation and can be released to allow the joints to fold essentially 180 degrees. Corners use similar hinged joints that allow the horizontal members to bend to essentially 90 degrees. Vertical members have locking slides that telescope to reduce the total length of the vertical members. The expandable goal net is made from aluminum tubes and formed or molded plastic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Phillips
  • Patent number: 9410312
    Abstract: A shelter has a packaged configuration and a deployed configuration. The shelter has four panels, each with four edges and two faces. The first and fourth panels have a rectangular shape, and the second and third panels have a quadrangle shape. The relationship of panel edge lengths and angles of the quadrangle shelter panels create a sturdy enclosure that is easy to erect, manipulate, and reconfigure. Furthermore, the shelter may be erected by rotating the panels into place via pivotal connections between the panels and optionally through the use of a lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: University of Notre Dume du Lac
    Inventors: Ashley P. Thrall, Angelene J. Dascanio, Chad P. Quaglia
  • Patent number: 9352642
    Abstract: The embodied invention is a large, horizontal sunshade with vertical shading curtains around the perimeter that is securely attached to the roof of a vehicle. The attachment means comprises a semi-permanent magnetic vehicle mount assembly that is attached to the vehicle roof and a matching snap ring that secures the sunscreen in place. The snap ring is magnetically attached to the car mount assembly using strong magnets that prevent the sunscreen from blowing away in the event of a wind. The sunscreen assembly incorporates reinforcing ribs in a way that allows the sunscreen assembly to be folded and stored compactly. The sunscreen assembly is removable by a simple rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Scott B. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 9296449
    Abstract: Provided is an arctic drill ship an arctic drill ship which includes a weather tight structure protecting a drill floor from air, and a side strake supporting the weather tight structure around a drilling work area. It is possible to economically and easily manufacture the weather tight structure which minimizes the influence of outside air on the drilling operation in the polar regions, and it is possible to efficiently support the hull longitudinal strength and the weather tight structure with the use of the side strake structure solely. Therefore, a structure which may cause a disturbance in the drilling work area is minimized, and it is unnecessary to install a separate structural reinforcement member for a drilling workspace in the polar regions. In addition, the drilling workspace in the polar regions can be effectively ensured, and a spatial limitation in an upper portion of a moonpool can be solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: TRANSOCEAN SEDCO FOREX VENTURES LIMITED, DAEWOO SHIPBUILDING & MARINE ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norman D. Howard, Gi Yun Lee, Hun Gi Lee
  • Patent number: 9004088
    Abstract: A portable canopy can be deployed either on a vehicle or on a paved area. Depending on the amount of tension of its elastic corner straps, the canopy can be deployed in a convex configuration, so as to arch over the cab of a vehicle, or alternatively in a substantially flat configuration, so as to cover a pavement. A series of coil spring strips within the canopy urge it to curl up around its longitudinal axis, so that, when the corner straps are released on one side, that side is lifted by the contraction of the coil strips, thereby expelling accumulated snow/ice to the other side of the vehicle or pavement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Eduardo Nicheporuck
  • Patent number: 8997767
    Abstract: A portable, insulated shelter consists of flexible inner and outer layers, lightweight fabric panels located therebetween, and connected to each other, a suitable support frame, and a system, such as a HVAC unit and a suitable connector, for actively controlling the interior environment of the shelter. The shelter may be used to protect and provide livable conditions in harsh, remote locations. Methods of selectively installing and removing the fabric panels are also provided, along with methods of setting up and disassembling the shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Richard W. Hotes, Michael Vesper
  • Patent number: RE46761
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible two component polyurethane and method for producing the polyurethane. The cured polyurethane is flexible, durable and weather resistant. The polyurethane is suitable for use as a protective layer on various substrates. The flexible polyurethane is the reaction product of solvent-free reaction components. The first component includes one or more polyols, optionally, one or more diols, and a catalyst. The second component includes a primary aliphatic isocyante crosslinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Charlie Chia-Tie Ho, Clarence Fullbright, Jr.