Of Lamina To Building Or Installed Structure Patents (Class 156/71)
  • Patent number: 10974436
    Abstract: The first aspect of the present invention provides a foamed structure, comprising: a first foamed body extending in a first direction; a second foamed body extending in the first direction and facing the first foamed body with a gap interposed therebetween; and a reinforcement disposed in the gap between the first foamed body and the second foamed body, the reinforcement having an elongated shape, wherein the first foamed body has a portion overlapping with the second foamed body in the first direction view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Funato, Sho Nakajima, Kazuhiko Saeki, Kenji Ishii, Ryuichi Ishida, Ryosuke Oki, Tatsuya Fukuda, Yuki Harasawa
  • Patent number: 10968631
    Abstract: A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for reinforcing various structures with only partially accessible circumference, such as columns closely adjacent to or protruding out of a wall or beams holding a ceiling. Some of these structures may be partly or completely submerged in water, such as retaining walls on the sides of rivers and water-ways. In some embodiments a prefabricated shell will fully or partly cover the exposed and reachable part of the structure and will be secured in place by various means. The shell may hug the structure tightly or loosely and the space between the shell and the structure may be filled with such curable materials as glue, epoxy, grout, concrete and the like. In various embodiments additional reinforcement such as rebar may be placed in the space between the shell and the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Mohammad R. Ehsani
  • Patent number: 10894382
    Abstract: A reinforced gasket material. A non-metallic scrim layer is interposed between layers of gasket material to provide strength to the gasket material. The layers of the gasket material can include binding agent to aid adhering to each other and to the non-metallic scrim layer. The non-metallic scrim layer can also be coated in binding agent. The layers of the gasket material can include high-temperature sealing material, compressed fiber, exfoliated graphite, or polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GARLOCK SEALING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael McManus, Paul Nichols, Sherwin Damdar
  • Patent number: 10842304
    Abstract: Disclosed is an object hanging device, comprising a base (1), wherein a back surface of the base (1) is provided with a soft edge (2) capable of being attached to a hanging surface to be attached, a glue groove for containing glue is enclosed by the soft edge (2), a lug boss (5) is arranged on a front end surface of the base (1), and a glue injection hole (4) extending towards the back surface of the base (1) and being in communication with the glue groove (3) is arranged on the lug boss (5). By arranging the lug boss (5), the glue injection and the bearing of heavy objects are facilitated, and glue can be injected in different environments, so that the adhesion is firm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Yi Ye
  • Patent number: 10808340
    Abstract: A woven fiber reinforcement material and method of making includes a plurality of fiber bundles extending generally parallel to one another in a longitudinal direction and spaced laterally from one another by at least 1/32 of an inch. The fiber bundles are selected from non-elastic fibers. A first transverse thread extends in a continuous serpentine pattern on a first side of the plurality of fiber bundles. A second transverse thread extends in a continuous serpentine pattern on a second side of the plurality of fiber bundles and a pair of connecting threads diagonally cross the first and second transverse threads and secure the first and second transverse threads to the fiber bundles at a plurality of longitudinally spaced locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Fortress Stabilization Systems
    Inventor: Donald E. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 10794066
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-adhesive floor covering comprising a base layer, containing a polymer composition, which comprises an elastomer and/or a thermoplastic elastomer, wherein the floor covering has, on a first side of the base layer, an adhesive layer comprising an adhesive for connecting the floor covering to a substrate. The floor covering is characterised in that the adhesive comprises a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer. The invention also relates to a method for producing a self-adhesive floor covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NORA SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Mario Kroeger, Paul Adametz
  • Patent number: 10774528
    Abstract: A joint sealing tape is described, which can be universally used for different profile dimensions, for sealing building joints, particularly for sealing them with regard to noise and/or smoke and with regard to fire, if applicable. In particular, a joint sealing tape for sealing a joint between a first component and a second component is described, having an elongated connection element and at least two sealing elements, which are positioned on the connection element at a distance from and next to one another, running in the longitudinal direction of the connection element, and wherein the connection element has a perforation. Furthermore, a sealing arrangement for sealing building joints, particularly for sealing them with regard to noise and/or smoke and with regard to fire, if applicable, having such a joint sealing tape is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gottfried Kleinhans, Manfred Klein
  • Patent number: 10774974
    Abstract: The in-situ rebuild method comprises roughening by a roughening technique a surrounding inner or outer surface to be treated around a defective section of a pipe or containment structure, applying one or more layers of a self-adhesive fiber sheet onto the roughened surface to be treated, encapsulating with a vacuum bag the one or more layers of the self-adhesive fiber sheet laying on the surface to be treated, creating by means of a vacuum system a low pressure into a space between the vacuum bag and the surface to be treated, injecting by means of an injection system an impregnation curable resin into the mentioned space, stopping the injecting and letting the impregnation curable resin to cure thereby forming a composite rebuild laminate on the surface to be treated surrounding the defective section, and disconnecting the vacuum system and the injection system and removing the vacuum bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Saturnino Ojeda Olive
  • Patent number: 10767087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive composition comprising a. a polyethylene resin (A) which has been grafted with an acid grafting agent and b. an epoxy resin (B) in an amount of 0.01 to 15 wt. % of the adhesive total composition, wherein the adhesive composition is having a MFR5 of 0.1 to 12 g/10 min. Furthermore, the invention relates to an article, in particular a multilayer pipe, comprising an adhesive layer which comprises said adhesive composition and the use of said adhesive composition for the production of an adhesive layer, in particular of an adhesive layer of a pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Kurt Stubenrauch, Mark Jeruzal, Yi Liu
  • Patent number: 10751948
    Abstract: A process of constructing an air tight and water tight seam, comprising cutting a sheet of selected material into two or more panels, sealing the panels at respective selected edges using an ultrasonic machine to form a seam, overlaying the seam with a tape made of the same selected material, and sealing the tape and seam using a radio frequency (RF) welding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BETTER GALAXY, LLC
    Inventor: Lu Kui
  • Patent number: 10711461
    Abstract: A ceiling system in one embodiment includes an overhead support grid comprised of a plurality of intersecting grid support members and a ceiling tile mountable to the grid. Retaining clips support the ceiling tile from the grid which may be concealed from view. The retaining clips each include a cavity that receives a grid support member and a pair of resilient mounting elements configured to lockingly engage a support member. The mounting elements are laterally movable in response to inserting the support member into the cavity of the retaining clip. In one embodiment, the movable elements include locking tabs which create a snap-fit interlock with the grid support member for securing the ceiling tile to the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Todd M. Bergman, Francis Testa, James R. Waters, Christopher D. Gaydos, Brian L. Springer, Lori Jo L. Shearer, Scott L. Huntzinger
  • Patent number: 10640986
    Abstract: A joint tape for drywall includes a substrate layer having an elongate shape in a lengthwise direction and being flexible in the lengthwise direction and in a transverse direction. The tape further includes a covering layer disposed in bonding relation on the substrate layer. The covering layer is rigid in the transverse direction and configured to withstand compressive forces applied generally in the transverse direction and shear stresses applied generally along the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventor: Guy Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 10640427
    Abstract: A method for making a coating composition by mixing one or more latex polymers and an aliphatic epoxy resin system having an epoxy equivalent weight less than 1000 and being distinct from the one or more latex polymers to provide an aqueous first component, and providing a second component having reactive groups that can react with the one or more epoxy resins. A mixture of the first and second components provides a film-forming curable coating composition that may be used on substrates including cement, cement fiberboard, wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, glass and composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO. LLC
    Inventors: Archie W. Garner, T. Howard Killilea, Carl L. Cavallin, Todd A. Peterson, Kevin W. Evanson, Dan Hartinger, Larry B. Brandenburger
  • Patent number: 10611134
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an article of manufacture and method of forming one or more paver or paver-like patterned preforms for application to a pavement surface. The pattern may be selected for functional or decorative purposes. These distinct thermoplastic pavement marking patterned preforms comprise at least four independent sections wherein each of the four independent sections are placed on a pavement surface such that the four independent sections are separate and distinct and the four sections have top surfaces that are coplanar and also different from one another wherein the difference is selected from the group consisting of: different shades, different colors, and different textures, and wherein at least two of the four independent sections that are contiguous with each other are different shades, colors, or textures and wherein no grout line exists separating any of the four independent sections that combined together comprise the patterned preforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Brendan Lamar
  • Patent number: 10611096
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a glue-injection device for locking a to-be-connected component, comprising a main part with a glue-injection tube, a cavity connected with the glue-injection tube being provided on one end surface of the main part, and a glue-injection head connected with the glue-injection tube being provided in the cavity and at a connection between the glue-injection tube and the cavity. The present disclosure further provides a method for performing the locking-up by the glue-injection device. In the glue-injection device and lock-up method, the lock-up is simple and efficient, and the connectors with different aperture diameters and directions can be locked-up, and the specification of the lock-up is uniform and the standardization is high, and the formed screw can be tightened and loosened by a wrench or screwdriver with existed standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaohong Jing
  • Patent number: 10551089
    Abstract: A solar concentrator may have a horizontal circular track on the ground, a tower centered on a vertical axis of the track, and a rotatable structure around the track having an upper, concave mounting surface approximating the shape of part of a sphere centered on the top of the tower. Articulated concave mirrors are attached to the rotatable structure, and the mirrors have a focal length approximately equal to the radius of a sphere portion formed by the concave mounting surface. Sunlight is focused at a receiver mounted atop the tower, and the receiver may convert sunlight into thermal or electrical energy. As the position of the Sun changes, sunlight is maintained on the receiver by turning the rotatable structure toward the Sun, turning the receiver about said vertical axis to face the mirrors, and articulating the mirrors toward the receiver in response to the changing elevation of the Sun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Justin J Hyatt, Brian M Wheelwright, Roger P Angel
  • Patent number: 10492600
    Abstract: A method of forming a laminate countertop with a curved edge profile extending around at least two adjacent sides thereof includes providing a base support having a top surface, a bottom surface, latitudinal sides, and longitudinal sides. At least one of the longitudinal sides includes the curved edge profile. The method further includes: adhering a laminate sheet to the base support to form a laminate cover over at least a portion of the top surface and a portion of the curved edge profile of the base support and mounting a preformed edge member having a curved edge profile to one of the sides of the base support to form a laminate countertop having curved edges extending around at least two sides thereof. To align the edge member and the base support, the preformed edge member is mounted to a brace to remove bowing or curvature from the preformed edge member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Vangura Kitchen Tops, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward P. Vangura
  • Patent number: 10450750
    Abstract: A self-stressing shape memory alloy (SMA)/fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite patch is disclosed that can be used to repair cracked steel members or other civil infrastructures. Prestressed carbon FRP (CFRP) patches have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional methods of repair. However, prestressing these patches typically requires heavy and complex fixtures, which is impractical in many applications. This disclosure describes a new approach in which the prestressing force is applied by restraining the shape memory effect of nickel titanium niobium alloy (NiTiNb) SMA wires. The wires are subsequently embedded in an FRP overlay patch. This method overcomes the practical challenges associated with conventional prestressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventors: Mina Dawood, Mossab El-Tahan
  • Patent number: 10436350
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for laying trenchless pipes under ground. In these methods strips of fabrics saturated with resin are helically or non-helically wrapped around desired shape mandrels that are located near an entrance to an underground tunnel or an old pipe, and the partially cured pipes are lowered into the tunnel or the old pipe and is pulled by chain or cable from the other side of the tunnel or the old pipe to line the tunnel and the old pipe. One or more kinds of sensors or gauges may also be attached to or embedded in the fabrics to monitor various aspects of the pipe or the content of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Mohammad R Ehsani
  • Patent number: 10392808
    Abstract: A flashing laminate includes a thermoplastic sheet having a bottom surface, a first longitudinal edge, and a second longitudinal edge, the flashing laminate includes an adhesive layer on a longitudinally extending portion of the bottom surface adjacent to one of the longitudinal edges, and a release liner positioned over the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Leon Barksdale, Sean Christopher McCarthy, Joseph John Kalwara
  • Patent number: 10316515
    Abstract: A structural insulated sheathing including a rigid foam insulation board having a first face, a structural member having a second face, wherein the first face of the foam insulation board is laminated to the second face of the structural member over substantially 100% of the interface between the first face and the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: John Frank Budinscak, Jr., Matthew Daniel Gawryla
  • Patent number: 10307958
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for protecting a structure. The method comprises identifying an exterior shape of the structure; generating a model of a mask based on the exterior shape of the structure; and forming the mask using a three dimensional printer based on the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Charles Jonietz, Jr., Thomas Wayne Vandiver
  • Patent number: 10272638
    Abstract: An underlayment material has a fiber mat partially infused and/or coated with asphalt and coated with silicone coating. A selvedge edge, may be coated or uncoated. The back of the underlayment has a self-adhesive coating, which is protected before use by a siliconized release film. The upper surface of the underlayment is coated with silicone composition providing waterproofing and radiation control. When unsaturated, the selvedge edge of fibrous material establishes a reinforced bond with an overlying sheet. When saturated with asphalt, the bond at the selvedge edge between adjacent sheets is between the asphalt layer of the selvedge edge and the adhesive on the bottom of the adjacent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gardner-Gibson, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Hyer, Robert Hyer, Amir G. Khan, Andrew Troxell
  • Patent number: 10259001
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a method of applying loose-fill insulation within a cavity is provided. The method includes blowing loose-fill insulation particles into a cavity of a structure to install the loose-fill insulation within the cavity and thereby insulate the structure. The method also includes applying water (e.g., water mist) to the loose-fill insulation particles so that a moisture content of the installed loose-fill insulation is between about 2% and 20%. The water aids in retaining the loose-fill insulation particles within the cavity without requiring the use of an enclosure member that encloses the cavity and the loose-fill insulation is substantially free of a water soluble adhesive material that adheres the loose-fill insulation particles together within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Thomas John Fellinger, Daniel Elden Near
  • Patent number: 10196828
    Abstract: A flooring material having a textile pad substructure with a density of greater than 10 pounds per cubic foot is provided. The textile pad has reinforcement and binding fibers. The binding fibers are thermoplastic and are used to bind the reinforcement fibers together. The pad is created by heating and compressing a fibrous textile batt so that it has a density of greater than 13 pounds per cubic foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MP Global Products, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Chad Collison
  • Patent number: 10167630
    Abstract: Wall structures and methods of manufacturing wall structures are described in this specification. The wall structures include a frame, a first foam panel attached to the frame, a second foam panel disposed in a cavity defined by the frame, and a foam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO LLC
    Inventor: Eric C. Giles
  • Patent number: 10155363
    Abstract: A high impact and load bearing building panel includes a first magnesium oxide board, a phenolic resin sheet, an expanded polystyrene layer, and a second magnesium oxide board. The phenolic resin sheet is laminated with the expanded polystyrene layer, and the first magnesium oxide board is laminated with the phenolic resin sheet opposite of the expanded polystyrene layer. The second magnesium oxide board is laminated with the expanded polystyrene layer opposite of the phenolic resin sheet. The high impact and load bearing building panel is used for building construction to construct exterior walls, interior walls, roofs, floors, and foundation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Jerry Gillman
  • Patent number: 10155693
    Abstract: Environmentally responsible insulating construction blocks and structures constructed primarily of recycled materials are disclosed. The environmentally friendly construction blocks and structures comprise shredded rubber tire pieces coated with silica fume, slag cement and cement, which are then mixed with water and formed in a mold. A layer of grout or a fireproof material may be disposed on one side of the environmentally responsible insulating construction block. The environmentally responsible insulating construction blocks provide high insulation as well as strength for applications such as green roofing, wall construction and green roofing decks. Environmentally friendly structures can be built by pouring the coated shredded rubber tire pieces into molds to form walls, and then to pour a layer of the coated shredded rubber tire pieces as a roof deck, thereby creating a self-supporting structure in a monolithic pour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: The Shredded Tire, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard P. Spreen
  • Patent number: 10105890
    Abstract: A modular exterior and interior panel, wall and divider system is provided. The modular wall system includes a support base, a plurality of horizontal two-sided panels, each having opposite vertical edges, and a plurality of vertical members secured to the support base. Each of the vertical members has at least one groove for receiving the opposite vertical edges of the horizontal panels. A decorative layer is applied on at least the exterior surfaces of the horizontal panels and the vertical members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin P. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10100514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a joint-sealing tape with an elongated carrier and at least two separate sealing elements of predetermined width, which are disposed on one side of the carrier, spaced apart, side-by-side and running in the longitudinal direction of the carrier, and which each have two oppositely disposed broad sides as well as two narrow sides running transversely relative to the broad sides and connecting them, wherein the sealing elements are disposed with one broad side on the carrier, wherein the sealing elements are each joined firmly to the carrier only via part of their broad side. Furthermore, the invention relates to a sealing arrangement for sealing of building structure joints, especially for sealing against sound and/or smoke and if applicable against fire, with such a sealing tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Klein, Christian Foerg, Markus Koegler, Bernd Grosse
  • Patent number: 10053871
    Abstract: A loosefill insulation installation has an insulation space, and insulation material in the insulation space. The loosefill insulation material is made from fiberglass fibers. A thermal resistance (R) per inch of installed loosefill insulation material is between 3.1 and 3.9 R per inch. The average density of the installed loosefill insulation material is between 0.6 and 1.0 pounds per cubic foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Cook, Michael Eugene Evans, Stephen Phillips
  • Patent number: 10000621
    Abstract: An object is to provide a polyurethane transmission belt offering excellent durability, as well as a belt-molding material for manufacturing such transmission belt. As a solution, a polyurethane transmission belt is provided that contains 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester expressed by Chemical Formula (1) below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9982439
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods lock together pavers on a roof deck to reduce uplift pressure and increase stability and strength in a variety of environmental conditions. More specifically, a paver lock apparatus is placed in grooves on the top side of a multiple of pavers and locked to a stationary object, such as the roof or a pedestal placed on the roof underneath the deck. Roof pavers are manufactured with grooves on the paver surface to hold the paver lock apparatus. The pavers are loose laid on paver pedestals and the paver lock apparatus is laid into the grooves of multiple adjacent pavers and locked into place by connecting the paver lock apparatus to the paver pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Essig
  • Patent number: 9890285
    Abstract: An asphalt-urethane composition is disclosed which does not contain any of specific chemical substances, has adhesiveness to mineral-surfaced asphalt roofing and an asphalt groundwork, exhibits performance in temporary waterproofing with respect to the asphalt groundwork, performs adhesion of sand to the surface layer of the mineral-surfaced asphalt roofing and adjustment of irregularity, has adhesiveness of integrating with a urethane waterproof layer applied thereon, has excellent workability, construction efficiency, water resistance, and hot water resistance, has high strength and elasticity, has low temperature sensitivity, and has excellent finish properties. The asphalt-urethane composition can contain at least a component (A) obtained by adding an MDI prepolymer generated by reacting polyolefin polyol having two or more hydroxyl groups, short-chain polyhydric alcohol, and a monomer of MDI, a monomer of MDI, and a solvent a; and a component (B) including asphalt, a catalyst, and a solvent b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: DYFLEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Yoshino, Yoichi Kai
  • Patent number: 9890538
    Abstract: A panel configured for attachment to a mounting surface includes raised faces extending between upper and lower edges thereof. The raised faces define a face plane. A shoulder is defined on the raised faces adjacent the upper edge and is spaced from the mounting surface by a shoulder offset. The face plane is also spaced from the mounting surface by the shoulder offset. Keyways are defined between the raised faces and recessed from the face plane. The keyways are spaced from the mounting surface by a bottom keyway offset adjacent the lower edge. The bottom keyway offset is substantially equal to the shoulder offset. Therefore, the face plane of the raised faces at the upper edge of the panel is spaced from the mounting surface by substantially the same distance as the keyways are spaced from the mounting surface at the lower edge of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Maurer, Clyde G. Allen, Daniel W. King, James C. Parks, Jeffrey B. Martin
  • Patent number: 9885238
    Abstract: The water-insoluble filler in the form of bubbles is provided into the underground cavern. Then, the filler thus provided is allowed to adhere to a bottom surface and a lower wall surface of the underground cavern to permeate thereinto. Subsequently, the filler having permeated is cured. Here, the water-insoluble filler in the form of bubbles may be provided again into the underground cavern. Moreover, water is poured into the underground cavern to float up the filler. The filler having floated up is allowed to adhere to an upper wall surface and a ceiling surface of the underground cavern to permeate thereinto. Thereafter, the filler having permeated is cured. Here, when the filler is allowed to permeate an inner surface of the underground cavern, a pressure inside the underground cavern may be increased. Additionally, when the filler is cured, a temperature inside the underground cavern may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Norikata Takuma
  • Patent number: 9863140
    Abstract: An insulation retention apparatus includes a non-gas-permeable plastic sheet. At least a first foam strip is affixed to the non-gas-permeable plastic sheet along a first side and at least a second foam strip is affixed to the non-gas-permeable plastic sheet along a second side, wherein the first side is substantially opposite the second side. An adhesive is positioned on each of the first and second foam strips, wherein the first foam strip is affixed to a first overhead structural beam with the adhesive and the second foam strip is affixed to a second overhead structural beam with the adhesive, wherein the first overhead structural beam is positioned spaced from the second overhead structural beam wherein the non-gas-permeable plastic sheet is extended therebetween, and wherein a quantity of insulation is retained on the non-gas-permeable plastic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Clinton Dowd, Jonathan Schippani
  • Patent number: 9828777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to floor panels for outdoor use, which front side is provided with a decorative—respectively protective layer and which comprises at its sides coupling means inform of groove and tongue elements. The material of the carrier plate is thereby MDF or HDF board of acetylated wood, a fiber cement board or is based on polyvinylchloride and the decorative—respectively protective layer consisting of a radiation cured acrylate-containing film or a polymeric layer with hardness gradient, wherein the hardness of the polymeric layer decreases in particular continuously with increasing depth seen from the surface of the polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kronoplus Technical AG
    Inventor: Dieter Dohring
  • Patent number: 9777481
    Abstract: A roofing material including: a polycarbonate layer which is a polycarbonate panel having a predetermined thickness and in which a convex portion and a concave portion are alternately repeated in order to diffuse light incident on the roofing material, wherein a two-dimensional array of a plurality of bumps for diffusing light incident on the roofing material, is formed on a surface of each convex portion and a surface of each concave portion of the polycarbonate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Dae Han Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-gug Kim
  • Patent number: 9752325
    Abstract: A multi-layer film comprising a layer (a) and a layer (c), each layer comprising at least one propylene copolymer in a quantity of at least 30% by weight and at least one propylene homopolymer in a quantity of at least 20% by weight, in each case relative to the total quantity of the layer (a) or (c), at least one inner layer (b) based on at least one homo- and/or co-polyamide having isophorondiamine units as polyamide components, and further comprising adhesion promoter layers (d) and (e) arranged between the layers (a) and (b) and between the layers (b) and (c), respectively, each adhesion promoting layer being based on at least one modified thermoplastic olefin homopolymer or olefin copolymer; a sealing sheet comprising such a multi-layer film, and the use of such a multi-layer film for covering roofs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Infiana Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinz Engelhard
  • Patent number: 9739066
    Abstract: Panels usable for construction of a surface, to provide the surface with a desired appearance, durability, water, air, and fire resistance, dimensions, and weight include a layer of substrate material having first and second sides. Finish elements are positioned on the first side, while a backing material is positioned on the second side, such that the substrate bonds the finish elements to the backing material. Particulate material can also be included, such as within spaces between finish elements. Manufacture of such panels can include use of a vacuum system that acquires finish elements in a selected orientation, acquires particulate material into spaces unoccupied by finish elements, then deposits the arranged finish elements and particulate material into a mold for subsequent manufacturing steps. Use of lightweight, durable materials, such as magnesium oxide, can enable panels having a reduced thickness and weight to be manufactured, without sacrificing durability or longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Crate Right, LLC
    Inventor: Joel W. Bolin
  • Patent number: 9677270
    Abstract: A simulated brick includes a polymeric core member, a mesh layer adhered to the core member, a basecoat layer covering an entirety of the mesh layer, and a finish layer covering an entirety of the basecoat layer. The core member, the mesh layer, the basecoat layer, and the finish layer together define a brick profile portion having first and second lateral sides extending to a planar outer surface to define a first thickness, and an offset portion extending from the first lateral side of the brick profile portion to a lateral end surface and having an outer surface defining a second thickness smaller than the first thickness, the brick profile portion and the offset portion together defining a planar rectangular base surface extending from the second lateral side of the brick profile portion to the lateral end surface of the offset portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Serino, William Preston, Robert Lombardi
  • Patent number: 9637635
    Abstract: A method of waterproofing or damp proofing a protected member having a surface with a sulfur-extended elastomer asphalt binder composition uses a sulfur-extended elastomer asphalt binder composition that includes elemental sulfur, an elastomer and an asphalt binder. The method includes the steps of combining the elastomer with the asphalt binder maintained at an elastomer mixing temperature such that an intermediate asphalt binder mixture forms, and combining elemental sulfur with the intermediate asphalt binder maintained at a sulfur mixing temperature such that the sulfur-extended elastomer asphalt binder composition forms. The method also includes the step of applying the sulfur-extended elastomer asphalt binder composition to the surface of the protected member such that the sulfur-extended elastomer asphalt binder composition contacts, adheres to and forms a layer upon the surface of the protected member. The asphalt binder composition is applied at a temperature no greater than 145° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mohammed Al-Mehthel, Hamad I. Al-Abdul Wahhab, Saleh H. Al-Idi, Ibnelwaleed A. Hussein
  • Patent number: 9623419
    Abstract: A wear tip holder for holding a wear tip adjacent to an outflow opening of a vertical rotor wall of a rotor of a VSI crusher includes a mounting plate for mounting the wear tip holder to the rotor wall. The mounting plate has a mounting face for facing a segment of the rotor wall to which it is to be mounted and a wear face, opposite the mounting face, for facing the interior of the rotor. A side wall extends between the mounting face and the wear face. The side wall includes a material retention surface facing, when in use, the rotor wall segment, thereby allowing material to be trapped under the material retention face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Rowan Dallimore, Knut Kjaerran, Andreas Forsberg
  • Patent number: 9613488
    Abstract: A gaming table apparatus has a gaming table with a gaming table support surface. At least two token sensors are provided, which are electrically connected in series to a token sensor controller. The at least two token sensor units are physically restrained by the table support surface. The game controller is in communication with the token sensor controller, wherein the game controller is configured to associate player position data with transmitted wager data received from the token sensor controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: James V. Kelly, Troy D. Nelson, Vladislav Zvercov, Attila Grauzer
  • Patent number: 9602046
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device (“PV device”), more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with a multilayered photovoltaic cell assembly and a body portion joined at an interface region and including an intermediate layer, at least one interconnecting structural member, relieving feature, unique component geometry, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jason A Reese, James R Keenihan, Ryan S Gaston, Keith L Kauffmann, Joseph A Langmaid, Leonardo C Lopez, Kevin D Maak, Michael E Mills, Narayan Ramesh, Samar R Teli
  • Patent number: 9573451
    Abstract: A vehicle sashless door sealing assembly, fastening assembly and method include an elongated structural member, a garnish member, and a door seal retainer disposed below the garnish assembly for holding a window pane door seal. The fastening assembly, which secures the garnish member and the door seal retainer to the elongated structural member, includes a collar having a radial flange portion interposed between the door seal retainer and an exterior surface of the garnish member and having an axial neck portion extending from the radial flange portion into a garnish aperture defined in the garnish member. The fastening assembly further includes a fastener received through a fastener aperture defined in the door seal retainer, through a fastener aperture defined in the collar and through a fastener aperture defined in the elongated structural member to thereby secure the garnish member and the door seal retainer to the elongated structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward W. Bach, Matthew Weyand Schmitt, Hirokazu Matsuura, Teruo Yamazaki, Masahiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9558681
    Abstract: Labels having identification tags and tamper evident pattern release layers and methods of producing such labels are disclosed. An example method includes moving a first substrate in a direction. The first substrate has a first side opposite a second side. The first side has a first adhesive and a pattern release layer. The method also includes coupling a third side of a tag to the first side of the first substrate. The tag includes the third side and a fourth side opposite the third side. The method also includes mating transfer tape of a second substrate over the first side and the fourth side. The second substrate includes a liner layer and the transfer tape. The transfer tape is to be positioned immediately adjacent the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS
    Inventors: Gretchen M. Tobol, James Warmus
  • Patent number: 9551152
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes applying a liquid plural component polymer to a sloped roof to form a protective surface that inhibits moisture seepage to the roof sheathing. In some embodiments, the plural component polymer may be a polyurea compound having a hardening time that is less than approximately 10 minutes. In some embodiments, one or more of the components may be aerated prior to application to the roof substrate. In some embodiments, one or more polystyrene panels may be affixed to the sloped roof prior to application of the liquid plural component polymer. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Avi Feuer, Ari Allyn-Feuer
  • Patent number: RE47559
    Abstract: A parking area detecting method includes generating a top view image by capturing images of surroundings of a vehicle, detecting a first directional parking line from the top view image, detecting a second directional parking line having a direction different from a direction of the first directional parking line from the top view image, and detecting a parking area by combining the first directional parking line and the second directional parking line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang Universtiy
    Inventors: Seong Sook Ryu, Eu Gene Chang, Jae Seob Choi, Dae Joong Yoon, Jae Kyu Suhr, Ho Gi Jung