With Rigid Closure Patents (Class 160/90)
  • Patent number: 11078716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a removable profile structure, primarily for sliding panels, comprising a concealed support (2) with an inverted “U” shape which comprises at least two rectangular sections (3) and a “W” shaped detachable base (1) able to receive a glass (4). This solution, in which the concealed support (2) and the detachable base (1) are independent, allows the removal of the sliding panel without interfering with the state of the pavement coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Jose Fernando De Sousa Guedes
  • Patent number: 10974574
    Abstract: A screen assembly for a work vehicle cab includes a screen configured to cover at least a portion of an opening in the work vehicle cab. The screen assembly also includes a frame having at least one window channel and a screen channel. The at least one window channel is configured to support at least one window, the screen channel is configured to receive the screen, and the frame extends about a portion of a periphery of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Owen Seacat, David Robert Natzke
  • Patent number: 10750737
    Abstract: A window apparatus that can either be retrofitted in an existing blind or have the dimensions to fit into a new blind to allow a hunter to hunt with either a firearm or a bow. The window apparatus is made up of a frame having at least two panels. One of the panels is substantially transparent to allow a hunter to look for game. The second panel has a slotted aperture that is made up of at least one elastomeric membrane. The slotted aperture allows a hunter to protrude a portion of a firearm through the membrane, creating a barrier to stop scent from egressing, heat from escaping in cold seasons, and precipitation and insects from coming into the hunting blind. The elastomeric membrane can conceal the firearm further by matching the color of the portion of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Brian K. Noël
  • Patent number: 10422173
    Abstract: Interlock assemblies for sliding fenestration systems that provide for adjustment of the position and/or shape of the interlock assemblies and methods of adjusting the position and/or shape of the interlock assemblies are described herein. The interlock assemblies for sliding fenestration systems may be adjusted after installation to accommodate changes in the position and/or shape of the sides of building opening on which a stationary interlock structure is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon Dekko, Duane Fier, John Flynn, Michael E. Schmidt, Adam Richard Rietz
  • Patent number: 10422181
    Abstract: An attachment assembly is provided for coupling a portable barricade to an overhead door, including a clamp, the clamp having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface facing the overhead door, a fastener passing through a clamp opening of the clamp and through an opening of the overhead door, a coupling member operably engaged with the fastener, and a biasing element positioned between the second surface of the clamp and the overhead door, wherein, when the coupling member is actuated in a first direction, the biasing element is compressed, shortening a distance between the clamp and the overhead door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Donald Leavitt
  • Patent number: 10180015
    Abstract: The tilt latch retainer apparatus and sashes incorporating the same described herein may provide a convenient construction for both initial insertion of a tilt latch assembly into a sash and/or for replacement of a tilt latch assembly in an existing sash. The tilt latch retainer apparatus and sashes incorporating the same may also provide reinforcement of the check rail on a sash including the tilt latch retainer apparatus such that the check rail including the tilt latch retainer apparatus is more resistant to mechanical deformation due to forces exerted on the check rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean Grainger, Craig Johnson
  • Patent number: 9415663
    Abstract: A vehicle window assembly includes a first transparent member, a second transparent member and a mounting structure. The first transparent member is disposed in an aperture of a vehicle. The second transparent member is disposed in the aperture of the vehicle. The mounting structure supports the first transparent member and the second transparent member, and the second transparent member is supported by the mounting structure so as to be angled relative to the first transparent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Soffin, Taiji Ikeda, John-Paul LaPorte
  • Publication number: 20140209746
    Abstract: A window shade assembly for a window includes a first member, a second member, a film, and an actuating device. The second member is disposed apart from the first member. The film has a first end coupled to the first member, a second opposed end coupled to the second member, an opaque portion, and a transparent portion. The actuating device is coupled to the first member or the second member for moving the first member or the second member to move the film between the first and the second members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Brandon W. Dunn
  • Patent number: 8726968
    Abstract: An aircraft window shade assembly is provided. The assembly includes an inboard shade, an outboard shade, a housing and a cover. The inboard and outboard shades each include a plurality of holes disposed along one side. The housing includes a transparent inboard panel, a transparent outboard panel, a pair of inboard guide slots to receive the inboard shade, a pair of outboard guide slots to receive the outboard shade, an inboard motor and an outboard motor. The inboard motor is coupled to a drive gear sprocket having a cylindrical outer surface and a plurality of teeth extending radially therefrom that mesh with the plurality of holes in the inboard shade, and moves the inboard shade between open and closed positions. The outboard motor is coupled to a drive gear sprocket having a cylindrical outer surface and a plurality of teeth extending radially therefrom that mesh with the plurality of holes in the outboard shade, and moves the outboard shade between open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Adams Rite Aerospace, Inc. (CA Corp.)
    Inventors: Thomas J. Sievers, Morteza Yadollahi, John F. Leary, Darrell L. James, Marek S. Brzeski, Elmon D. Sotto, John Edward Cheever
  • Patent number: 8695679
    Abstract: The invention relates to a user access port for a controlled atmosphere apparatus comprising a porthole extending through a wall; a sealing assembly comprising a first sealing means and a second sealing means for maintaining a sealing barrier across the porthole, whereby the first sealing means comprises a first closure member that is adapted to at least substantially seal the porthole when arranged in a closed position and allow user access to the porthole when arranged in an open position; the second sealing means is mounted so as to extend at least substantially across the porthole and comprises a sealed access member and a second closure member, whereby the sealed access member comprises a user access aperture having a peripheral edge adapted to form a sealing contact with an arm of a user when an operator extends his arm through the user access aperture and whereby the second closure member is adapted to at least substantially seal the user access aperture when arranged in a closed position and at least
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Don Whitley Scientific Ltd.
    Inventors: David Boast, Evan Jonathan Kitsell
  • Patent number: 8627630
    Abstract: The present invention is a door with a modular frame which can be installed and removed easily. In several embodiments the door is constructed to fit in a standard interior doorway without modifications to the existing door frame. In several embodiments the opening is constructed in the upper half of the door. In several embodiments the screen is constructed in a modular frame for easy replacement of the screen if damaged or if other material such a glass or acrylic glass is desired in the opening. In several embodiments the modular frame can be replaced without tools. In several embodiments the modular frame could hold a number a different inserts. In several embodiments the door has a regular door panel on one side and an opening with a modular frame on the other side. In several embodiments the door has a self supporting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Philip J. Oberbroeckling
  • Publication number: 20130333847
    Abstract: A door system including a door frame with first and second sides spaced from each other across a width of the frame, top and bottom edges spaced from each other across a height of the frame, and a central opening, and a retractable screen member movable from the first toward the second side of the frame or from the top to the bottom edges of the frame, wherein the screen member includes a cassette and a flexible screen member that is retractable and extendable relative to the cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Larson Manufacturing Company of South Dakota, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Casseri, Henry Hitt, Alan M. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20130264017
    Abstract: A modular window for use in a vehicle, such as an airborne vehicle, is provided. The modular window includes a suspended particle device (“SPD”) film, the SPD film making up one of the lenses of the modular The window typically includes an opaque shade movable between an opened and closed position, in spaced apart relation to the reveal mounted SPD lens. The opaque shade can move between an open and closed position with the opaque shade. In an open position, the light passing through the modular window unit is controlled by controlling the opacity of the SPD lens. When the opaque shade is in a closed position, the opaque shade substantially prevents any light from passing through the modular window unit regardless of the opacity of the SPD lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Mohat, Michael Spraggins
  • Patent number: 8550140
    Abstract: An improved method of installing a storm window in a prime window includes application of locking clips at predetermined locations around the frame of the prime window. The storm window is positioned over the prime window and swung into place, whereupon the storm window frame snaps and is locked into place by the clips. Bulb seals around the storm window frame compress between the storm window frame and the frame of the prime window to insure a complete and reliable seal against the elements and maximize sound abatement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Kelley
  • Publication number: 20130228291
    Abstract: An improved cooling system compartment door for a landfill compactor is provided. The door comprises a door frame and a replaceable screen insert. The screen insert is configured so that it can be used in either a left side or right side cooling system compartment door frame. The screen insert can be easily replaced when the screen is damaged or clogged, thereby saving time, materials and expense. The screen insert is particularly suited for use with landfill compactor machines which operate in debris laden environments which can damage the ventilation screens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Wlezien
  • Publication number: 20130220555
    Abstract: A window screen system including two main parts, namely, a reinforced window frame and a combined window and a force resistant flex screen system or assembly. The window frame has at least one forward and one reward vertical slot capable of receiving the combined window and flex screen. The frame is securable to a structure and extends thereinto providing for easy removal of the systems received in the vertical slots. The screen system is formed of a mesh flex screen material. Winding rods, with teeth extending therefrom, line each edge of the flex screen and engage the screen material rotatably secure the screen with the teeth. Each juncture of the winding rods is secured by a corner cap. The flex screen system is sealed with a polymer seal about the winding rods. A screen cap is securely placed along the top edge and secured by the polymer seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Valerie J. Wells
  • Publication number: 20130139976
    Abstract: A curtain assembly includes a curtain, or panel of flexible material, such as fabric, forming a generally smooth surface extending between a first anchor assembly and a second anchor assembly. Slits through the fabric are sized and arranged to be stretched opened to form respective openings in response to relatively small amounts of stretching of the panel between the two anchor assemblies with a tension force. The openings may be re-closed by allowing the panel to return to a relaxed state. The opening and closing action can be repeated according to new methods to controllably vary the amount of light that the curtain assembly allows through the panel. The curtain assembly may be used as part of various larger assemblies and in various environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Maria Paulina Carvallo
  • Publication number: 20130105092
    Abstract: The present invention is a door cover useful for covering a door that one would like to hide for various reasons not limited to dings, nicks, scratches, color fading, paint chipping, or simple dislike of design or color. In addition to the utility of hiding an aspect of a door, the door cover also offers an easy, cheap, and quick method of securely fastening a new style to a door. This new style can consist of endless artistic opportunities, not limited to numerous different colors, materials, patterns and textures. The fitted door cover can accommodate any style imaginable, to include any artist style, holiday representations, represent political affiliations, sporting loyalties, characters, brands, logos, as well as many other possible expressions of individuals, such as monograms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Peter M. Rainaldi, David Valentin, Robert Scott Bakay
  • Publication number: 20120318466
    Abstract: A modular window for use in a vehicle, such as an airborne vehicle, is provided. The modular window includes a suspended particle device (“SPD”) film, the SPD film making up one of the lenses of the modular The window typically includes an opaque shade movable between an opened and closed position, in spaced apart relation to the reveal mounted SPD lens. The opaque shade can move between an open and closed position with the opaque shade. In an open position, the light passing through the modular window unit is controlled by controlling the opacity of the SPD lens. When the opaque shade is in a closed position, the opaque shade substantially prevents any light from passing through the modular window unit regardless of the opacity of the SPD lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Mohat, Michael Spraggins
  • Patent number: 8333037
    Abstract: The present pet door panel or module includes an interior pocket flap assembly cassette opening and an external frame forming a security panel track permitting a flap assembly cassette and security panel to be slidably received or removed to facilitate changing the height of the portal opening in the pet door panel or module to accommodate various size pets in the field by the consumer without the need for tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Accession, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20120298316
    Abstract: A vehicular door includes a window including an outer rim, a window frame provided to surround the outer rim of the window, a sunshade, a hook member, and a door trim. The sunshade is provided to a part of the window frame so as to be extended therefrom and housed therein and configured to be extended to block light entering through the window. The hook member is configured to stop an end of the sunshade to keep the sunshade in an extended state. The door trim is provided on a lower side of the window and includes an upper surface portion that is exposed to the window side. The hook member is mounted on the upper surface portion of the door trim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu HIRANO
  • Patent number: 8302652
    Abstract: A kit for attaching a decorative shutter cover to an associated window shutter is disclosed. The kit comprises a shutter cover which covers a portion or a substantial portion of the window shutter. The kit may further include an attachment member that attaches to the top of the window shutter. The top of the shutter cover and the attachment member can connect to each other. The kit may further comprise a securing member for securing the bottom of the shutter cover to the window shutter. The shutter cover may include a graphic display thereon, such as decorative or artistic representations. Additional interchangeable shutter covers may also be provided with the same or different graphic displays depicted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Original Shutter Cover Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen Lee Hirsh, Mary Carlisle Clements Puro
  • Publication number: 20120216965
    Abstract: A window element for a side door of a vehicle has at least one frame element including a guide and defining interconnected first and further window portals. A side pane is guidable by the frame element along the guide between a position closing the window portal and at least one position releasing the first window portal. The window element has a window web by which a frame part of the frame element is covered, at least in some regions. The frame part spatially separates the first and further window portals, and has a side pane held rigidly on the frame element. The further window portal is covered by the side pane that is held on the frame element, at least in some regions, with at least one plastics material, via which a screwed connection to the window web and/or to a door carcass of the side door is formable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Luciano Castagnola, Eckbert Link, Thomas Mück
  • Publication number: 20120199294
    Abstract: A window assembly including a first sash and a second sash, the first and second sashes each including a pane of glass disposed between a pair of horizontal rails and a pair of vertical stiles, a frame configured to retain the first and second sashes along a vertical plane of the frame, and a mechanism configured to simultaneously and correspondingly move a second sash in second direction upon movement of a first sash in a first direction opposite the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: LAKE CITY WINDOWS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lee Fayette, Patrick Jerome Murphy
  • Patent number: 8220521
    Abstract: A device for darkening a cabin window, with a drive shaft (11) for moving a first shading member (6), which is guided in two guide rails (3, 4), for to and fro movement, wherein the drive shaft (11) and the guide rails (3, 4) are combined in a common mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Diehl Aircabin GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Tischer, Erik Martinus Johannes van den Dolder
  • Publication number: 20120061031
    Abstract: A hollow built-in window blind is provided. The window blind includes an outer glass (13a), an inner glass (13b), a spacing strip (14), a curtain (12), and a fixing device for the curtain. The curtain (12) is installed in a closed space enclosed by the outer glass (13a), the inner glass (13b), and the spacing strip (14). Furthermore, the spacing strip (14) has a step part to be connected with the curtain (12), and the fixing device includes an upper beam (1) with a projection, left and right frames (10a, 10b) with a projection respectively. The upper beam (1), left and the right frames (10a, 10b) are connected to the spacing strip (14) by the projections set on the step part of the spacing strip (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Xuezhong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110126991
    Abstract: A protective screen system of the present invention is disclosed herein which may be used in a variety of types and models of vehicles to keep children and pets safe during an accident, in hot weather provide a ventilation means, and to prevent bugs and debris from entering a vehicle. The protective screen system may be installed into the frame of a vehicle window and may be available in an adjustable or a non-adjustable version. The protective screen system may be manufactured using a durable material. The protective screen system may be customized to be installed into substantially any vehicle window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Eddie Murphy
  • Publication number: 20110094686
    Abstract: A hybrid enclosure, comprising a flexible, lightweight cover coupled within a rigid frame and at least one rigid stile that functions to confine a space, with minimal structural encroachment into potential ingress and egress area of the space when fully open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER M. KEE, Michael J. Guidos, Michael H. Clark
  • Publication number: 20110061300
    Abstract: The energy-saving vertical valance assembly has a panel which overlaps gaps at edges of a drawn window shade and has a mounting grip, the panel having a mounting leg which is held against the window by the grip, the assembly reducing energy exchange between indoors and outdoors by reducing air circulation at the gaps and reducing radiation and conduction energy exchanges at parts of the window the panel is held against.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Eddie L. Fisher, Don F. Moyer
  • Patent number: 7775251
    Abstract: A customizable garage door screen is disclosed that requires few components to deploy and store. Four elastic straps with hooks at each end are used with six grommets strategically placed on the screen for stability, and approximately one dozen screw and snap fasteners are installed around the perimeter of the screen and garage door frame for a tight enclosure to keep out pests. A partially oversized screen that can fit the average American garage door frame and requires little pre-fabrication effort is now possible with so few components. To open the garage door screen for egress and ingress, one simply unhooks one or both of the lower elastic straps, after unsnapping the desired number of end-caps, and latching upon the upper elastic straps or guide rails on either side. The elastic straps are also used to store the folded screen inside the top, backside of the garage door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: James K. Ward
  • Patent number: 7690414
    Abstract: A window assembly that includes a motorized window shade mechanism. The window assembly includes two reversible motors that are disposed in, and at the top of, the window assembly. The window assembly further includes an opaque shade and a translucent shade. Each shade is independently raised and lowered with the motors by a separate gear and belt system positioned at the sidewalls of the window assembly, which are coupled to each other by rotatable shafts journalled into the bottom of the window. Each gear and belt system is driven by one of the reversible motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Aerospace Technologies Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Byron R. Knowles
  • Patent number: 7584579
    Abstract: A storm panel attachment and retaining system designed to accept one or more rectangular storm panels covering an opening in a building as a means of protection from the winds and flying debris associated with severe storm or hurricane forces. The system includes two interchangeable and substantially identical, storm panel attachment and retaining units, fabricated of plastic materials, minimizing the corrosive and rusting affect of coastal salt air environments upon such systems. The attachment units are mounted above and below an opening in a building to be protected, to receive, retain, and support storm panels properly sized to cover the opening. The system configuration accepts a variety of readily available storm panel materials, providing a wide selection during storm related emergency periods. The system is of a design to allow a home owner or do-it-yourselfer to install the attachment units following a severe storm warning, with minimum effort and direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Everitt
  • Patent number: 7537039
    Abstract: A window blind for motor vehicle doors including a winding shaft arranged underneath the window's lower edge is provided. One edge of the blind sheet is fastened to the winding shaft and its other edge is attached to a pull bar. The pull bar is connected to at least one support rod that is arranged approximately at a right angle to the pull bar and projects into the body of the door. The support rod is guided in the door body and it is provided at its inner end with a dog. The dog is designed to cooperate with a dog driven by the window lifter, so that the window blind is also opened semiautomatically when the window is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: BOS GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Erik Fischer
  • Publication number: 20090032202
    Abstract: A ventilation device for use with vehicle windows is provided. This device includes an adjustable frame mountable within a vehicle window; an insert mountable within the frame; and an adapter, wherein adapter is attachable to the frame and further includes a plurality of score lines formed therein for facilitating changing the dimensions of the adapter, if necessary, based on the dimensions of the window opening in which the device is being used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Dan Grindle
  • Publication number: 20080283200
    Abstract: An insulated glass (IG) internal blind assembly including a clutch for providing directional friction when raising and lowering the blind. The clutch is directionally activated, the gravitational pull of the blinds or lowering the blinds activates the clutch causing it to lock and add friction to the system. The clutch may be placed essentially anywhere along the cord path where the path changes direction. Various clutch and cord configurations may be used to achieve a desired amount of directional friction. The directional friction prevents the window covering from falling under its own weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: ODL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Hummel, Allen C. Ouzts, Joshua R. Cornish
  • Publication number: 20080128096
    Abstract: A trip device for a releasable connection between a sliding door/window and an invisible window screen comprises a screen side bar and a window sash frame at which a locking device is arranged for locking the side bar. In use, the window sash frame is pushed or pulled to translate to a window frame, and a controlling device is driven so that the locking device can be connected to the side bar. At this time, with moving the window sash, the window screen coiled in the hollow window frame can be drawn out so as to spread. When the window screen is not needed, the controlling device is driven, and the connection between the locking device and the side bar is released, then the window screen strip will automatically retract to the original state under the action of a screw torsion spring equipped at the reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Xiangyi Dong, Jinzhang Yu
  • Publication number: 20080120930
    Abstract: The window (1) comprises a frame (2) having a top member (3), a bottom member (4) and two side members (6), and a sash (7) having a top member (8), a bottom member (9) and two side members (10, 11). A screening arrangement (12) is provided in order to cover the ventilating aperture at least partly in the ventilating position. To achieve a discreet screening arrangement having minimum influence on the functioning of the window, the screening arrangement (12) includes at least one screening element (13, 23, 33), which, in a closed position of the window (1), is arranged in a storage position at the interface between frame (2) and sash (7), and in the ventilating position extends between the frame bottom member (4) and the sash bottom member (9), and/or between the frame top member (3) and the sash top member (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Per Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 7350555
    Abstract: A storm door with a turn-away handle that does not obstruct normal manipulation of the storm door. The storm door permits seasonal changing between a screen or window and routine window cleaning without obstruction by an elongated handle. The storm door incorporates an actuator that has a hub with a free moving internal cam to permit moving an elongated handle from over an opening of the storm door to a position along the frame of the storm door. The method of use includes proving a storm door with a turn-away handle, moving it to a position that does not obstruct a window and screen, and moving it to a position that retracts a live bolt into the storm door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Betteli, Inc. Hong Kong
    Inventor: Wu Feng Qing
  • Patent number: 7234501
    Abstract: An actuating mechanism (10) is taught that is used for externally operating a mini-blind (20) or a shade (20?) in a sealed double glazed window (22) which includes a window frame (24) with a side opening (26) and a roll box (28) in alignment with the side opening. A blind actuator (34) incorporates a rotatably sealed pulley shaft (38) that interfaces with the roll box on an interior end (40) and a belt pulley (66) on an exterior end (42). The actuator is sealed to the window frame with an O-ring (48) and rotation of the belt pulley causes the blinds to raise, lower and tilt. When the actuator is slideably removed from the window frame the mini-blind cord roll box may be extricated for replacement or repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Hubert H. Park
  • Patent number: 7174939
    Abstract: A window design is provided with a pair of vertical jambs, a head jamb, a meeting rail and a sill. In one embodiment, an upper sash is secured in a fixed position between the vertical jambs, head jamb and meeting rail. Interior jambs are provided to extend outwardly from interior faces of the window frame and slidably receive a lower sash that is selectively moved between open and closed positions. A screen may be optionally secured to the exterior face of the window frame to allow the simultaneous use of the screen and the sliding lower sash. The window design retains a historic exterior appearance of the window while providing improved conveniences and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: John M. Spencer
  • Patent number: 7025106
    Abstract: An automatically-closing screen door is provided that is typically for enclosure with a conventional sliding glass door used for patio entry in residential and/or commercial dwellings. The automatically-closing screen door preferably has a counterweight that is employed to provide a controllable closing force to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Inventor: John D. Donnelly
  • Patent number: 6964290
    Abstract: A window system includes an out-swinging window having an exterior surface, and an interior surface. The viewable portions of the interior surface are made of a first material. The window system also includes a jamb. The out-swinging window is pivotally attached to the jamb. A screen assembly is removably mountable to the jamb on the interior surface of the out-swinging window. The screen assembly further includes a frame portion with a viewable portion made of the first material. In some embodiments, the window system further includes a finish strip positionable between the screen of the screen assembly and the frame of the screen assembly and a set of instructions regarding the window system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Marvin Lumber & Cedar Company
    Inventors: Brad Woodward, Lenny Wong, Tim Stoll, Anthony Scott Head
  • Patent number: 6869127
    Abstract: A temporary replacement allows a sheet of material to be affixed in place of the glass portion of a vehicle door window. The sheet of material may also be held in place using magnetic strips, that effectively fasten the material to the metal portion of the vehicle door. The material used may be transparent, translucent, or a mesh design, that allows the free flow of air. The temporary replacement window may have a single sheet configuration, or have a bag like configuration. The single sheet configuration is placed on the outer or external side of the vehicle window, with the sheet wrapping around the window frame. An elastic strap, defined around the sheet's peripheral edge restricts the diameter of its opening to a measurement less than the window frame. A bottom elastic strip may be used to hold the bottom of the sheet against the bottom of the window frame. Another configuration uses a bag, having a mouth that is able to allow the insertion of the vehicle window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Bobby A. Dohle
  • Patent number: 6832641
    Abstract: An aircraft window having a generally rectangular frame with an inner lens. A first shade is movable with respect to the frame and capable of covering a portion of the inner lens. A second shade is also movable with respect to the frame and also capable of covering a portion of the inner lens. An intermediate lens or separation member lies between the first and second shades. Movement of the shades allows for independent and variable control over the light transmitted through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Inventors: Eduardo Sanz, Gilbert Moreno, Joe Martin
  • Patent number: 6782603
    Abstract: A device (6) for producing a folding top (2) of a convertible, which comprises a frame region (4) for gripping a windowpane (3), especially a rear window, at least partially, a part (5) of the folding top (2), including the frame region (4) being holdable and connectable with the windowpane (3), wherein the device (6) comprises a fixing device (8) for holding the windowpane (3) in an accurately fitting manner with respect to the frame region (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Wilhelm Karmann GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Verwold
  • Patent number: 6779580
    Abstract: A window system includes an out-swinging window having an exterior surface, and an interior surface. The viewable portions of the interior surface are made of a first material. The window system also includes a jamb. The out-swinging window is pivotally attached to the jamb. A screen assembly is removably mountable to the jamb on the interior surface of the out-swinging window. The screen assembly further includes a frame portion with a viewable portion made of the first material. In some embodiments, the window system further includes a finish strip positionable between the screen of the screen assembly and the frame of the screen assembly and a set of instructions regarding the window system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Marvin Lumber & Cedar Company
    Inventors: Brad Woodward, Lenny Wong, Tim Stoll, Anthony Scott Head
  • Patent number: 6745810
    Abstract: Applicant discloses a modular window shade system for an aircraft or other vehicle. The window shade of the window is enclosed with an outer and inner lens and mounted to a frame. A handle is provided and a mechanism is provided where in moving a handle horizontally mounted to the frame will cause the shade to move vertically. The mechanism between the handle and the shade provides a mechanical advantage such that the handle moves a distance greater then the vertical travel of the shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: MSA Aircraft Interior Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilbert Moreno, Eduardo Sanz, Michael Spraggins
  • Patent number: 6675860
    Abstract: A window and door treatment complex characterized by base pairs of hook and fastener strapping units removably affixed to a window to which units there is removably affixed via hook and fastener strapping affixed to a rear side of a first coverlet, a first coverlet made up of insulating fabric about which there is sewn an outer fabric and into which insulating fabric and outer fabric a through hole has been cut and affixed to near the top border and near the bottom border of the frontal side of which first coverlet there is hook and fastener material removably affixable to hook and fastener material attached to a rear side of a second coverlet made up of an insulating material about which there is sewn an outer fabric, the front side of which, near lateral borders thereof and near top and bottom borders thereof, is characterized by the presence of hook and fastener material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Doris M. Steele
  • Patent number: 6672366
    Abstract: A plurality of barriers cover windows in French doors in which the window in each door has a first area smaller than a second area of the French door in which it is located. Each barrier includes a rigid frame defining a third area larger than the first area. First and second fabric covers stretched on opposite sides of the frame provide opacity and decoration. The barrier is hung on a French door so that the window is covered by the barrier without tools or manipulation of parts. The decorative fabric covers cooperate with one another to make a unitary decorative scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventors: Bette Wade, Trudy Lynn Wade
  • Patent number: 6640869
    Abstract: A storm door (20) ventilation through a screen (50) by either or both of slidable sashes (92, 93). The storm door may also utilize a flexible member (80) to secure a liner (30, 40, 53, 54) to a side, without the use of mechanical fasteners. Sash weight balancing assemblies are utilized in a three track door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Pella Corp.
    Inventors: James L. Ralph, Todd N. Stratmoen, David M. Wamre