Of Lamina To Building Or Installed Structure Patents (Class 156/71)
  • 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
    Inventors: Archie W. Garner, T. Howard Killilea, Carl L. Cavallin, Todd A. Peterson, Kevin W. Evanson, Dan Hartinger, Larry B. Brandenburger
  • 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
    Inventor: Guy Rosenthal
  • 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
    Inventor: Xiaohong Jing
  • 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: 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
    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
    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
    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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Kenji Yoshino, Yoichi Kai
  • 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
    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: 9522565
    Abstract: Temporary graphic films that may be applied to rough, outdoor surfaces such as concrete or asphalt pavement are provided. The temporary graphic films are durable, yet easily removed and may include a fracturable material that permits fluid flow to reduce slip and fall situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9523189
    Abstract: Water vapor control, which is arranged facing the inside of a building, comprising a first layer having a water vapor diffusion resistance (sd-value) of 1-5 meters diffusion-equivalent air space width, measured at a relative humidity of an atmosphere surrounding the layer of 30-50%, and having a Sd-value of <1 meters diffusion-equivalent air space width, measured at a relative humidity of 60-80%, and a second layer having a Sd-value of >0.6 meters diffusion-equivalent air space width, measured at a relative humidity of 80-100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Maria Hubert Pierre Tijssen
  • Patent number: 9521906
    Abstract: The present invention provides a kit and a method for assembling a mounting (1) for mounting furniture to a wall. The kit comprises a mounting part (1) having a first component (2) having a first adhesive receiving portion with double sided adhesive foam applied thereto and a second component (3) having a second receiving portion (12). The first adhesive is chosen to develop a bond very quickly to the wall. The second adhesive forms a bond more slowly but is much stronger and provides the main force for supporting the item of furniture. The first component (2) and the second component (3) are releasably mountable with respect to one another. In another aspect, the second component (3) is provided with cruciform slots (10) which can alternatively be used to fix the component to a wall using screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Croydex Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Harry Tooley, Peter James Harold Pegden, Paul Edward Wills
  • Patent number: 9475238
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a repair method using a pre-cured repairing patch, and a repaired product obtained from repairing using the repairing patch, and the present invention securely bonds a repairing patch, where an out-of-plane stiffness is required, to a repair target. In order to cover a repair target portion 23 formed in an outer panel 2 with a repairing patch 30, and bond the repairing patch 30 to a repair target, repairing plates 31, 32 that are formed of fibers and thermosetting resin, and pre-cured before repairing are used as the repairing patch 30, and a laminating step S4 of laminating the repairing plates 31, 32, and a bonding step S7 of bonding the repairing plates 31, 32 to each other are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: Masayoshi Suhara, Toshikazu Shigetomi, Hideaki Tanaka, Morimasa Ishida, Shuhei Muto
  • Patent number: 9475158
    Abstract: A method for garment displaying and/or sorting is disclosed comprising, in one embodiment, affixing garments, such as socks, to a hook fastener. In one embodiment, a user may determine whether a select and/or matching pair of socks is affixed and, if a select and/or matching pair of socks is determined to be affixed, the user removes or pairs the select pair of socks or the socks determined to be matching. In another embodiment, a user may determine if a select or matching pair of socks is present among affixed socks and non affixed socks and pair that select or matching pair of socks. Hook fasteners may be affixed to or rested on a desired surface for displaying affixed socks or other garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Gina McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9453337
    Abstract: A wall system for improved water drainage, and diminished probability of occurrence of mold, mildew and rot formation behind cladding attached to the wall system. The wall system is generally material agnostic, and may be used as an interface between a structural-wall sheathing (including house wraps, gage-metal framing, and felt), and exterior-façade materials, including, but not necessarily limited to: faux masonry, faux stone, mortar, stucco, and other aesthetic or exterior-façade materials. The following disclosure is also directed to systems and methods of attaching faux stone to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory Fritz, George Fritz, Joseph Bohm
  • Patent number: 9447581
    Abstract: A roofing shingle having fire resistance material added to the shingle in a localized area includes a substrate having a first portion and a second portion, a first asphalt-based coating impregnating the first portion, the first asphalt coating including a fire retardant material, and a second asphalt-based coating impregnating the second portion, the second asphalt coating containing less of the fire retardant material than the first asphalt coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Richard Harrington, Jonathan M. Verhoff
  • Patent number: 9447588
    Abstract: A floor covering having a web- or plate-shaped base material made from an elastomer material, wherein the base material is provided with mineral decorative particles, and wherein the density of the mineral decorative particles is not greater than 3 kg/dm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Mario Kroeger, Andreas Albrecht, Dieter Riescher, Stefan Mueller
  • Patent number: 9415540
    Abstract: The present invention is a roller tool for use in applying adhesive sheet materials to surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Geek Wraps, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Calman, Kathryn S. Calman
  • Patent number: 9410062
    Abstract: An adhesive composition has an asphaltic base. A plasticizer, solvent, resin, calcium carbonate, fumed silica, talc an adhesion promoter, a moisture scavenger and a catalyst are included in the adhesive. The resin may be a silylated prepolymer, two part urethane, one part urethane prepolymer, or two part epoxy. Optionally a micronized polyamide wax is added to the composition. Further optionally, an asphalt hardener and/or a silica flour may be included in the mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Gardner-Gibson, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir G. Khan, Andrew L. Troxell, Sean Hyer
  • Patent number: 9381700
    Abstract: Tape dispensers with an improved wetting system are disclosed. The tape dispensers include a holder for a roll of liquid-activatable tape, a wetting system that has a reservoir of liquid and a roller having an absorbable outer surface to absorb and dispense liquid, and a feeding mechanism that operatively feeds the liquid-activatable tape through the wetting system to wet the adhesive on the liquid-activatable tape. The roller is at least partially immersed in the reservoir of liquid and the wetting system includes a roller adjustment mechanism to simultaneously adjust an upward force applied by the roller to the liquid activated tape and an immersion depth of the roller into the reservoir of liquid. The wetting system may also include a pressure mechanism to adjust a downward force applied to the liquid activated tape as it passes over the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Mike E. Lazzaroni
  • 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