Pitched Roof Conforming Scaffold Patents (Class 182/45)
  • Patent number: 11454030
    Abstract: A bucket holder for use on pitched roofs and for holding a bucket in an upright, vertical disposition includes a planar base which is adapted to rest on the surface of the roof, a generally cylindrically-shaped main canister for holding the bucket, the main canister being mounted on the base, and a top ring mounted on the main canister. The main canister has a multi-faceted, bucket supporting inner wall formed of a plurality of segments having different relative heights and angles. When a bucket is placed in the main canister of the bucket holder in a desired position, the bottom of the bucket rests on one or more of the segments such that the bucket is held in an upright, vertical disposition when the bucket holder is used on a pitched roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jamie Phillip Mihlbauer, James Bergdoll
  • Patent number: 11374530
    Abstract: A modular, roof-mounted solar energy apparatus includes a mounting frame having a plurality of brackets. Each bracket having a first arm connected to a second arm at a connection point. The plurality of first arms form a first plane. The plurality of second arms form a second plane. Solar panels populate the planes. Also, there are ridge brackets and hip brackets for connecting various mounting frame portions over a ridgeline of a roof and across a hip of a hip roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Chandramouli Vaidyanathan
  • Patent number: 11306490
    Abstract: The roofing safety system is a safety device. The roofing safety system is configured for use with a pitched roof. The roofing safety system forms an anchor point to which individuals and materials are attached during the installation of the pitched roof. The roofing safety system comprises a plurality of anchor plates, a master spar, and a shingle shelf. The plurality of anchor plates secure the roofing safety system to the pitched roof. The plurality of anchor plates attach to the master spar. The shingle shelf attaches to the plurality of anchor plates. The plurality of anchor plates removably attach to the pitched roof. Any individuals on the pitched roof are anchored to the master spar using a cord and a carabiner. Any roofing materials, such as a plurality of shingles, located on the pitched roof are secured using the shingle shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Johnny Blow, Sonya Blow
  • Patent number: 11123586
    Abstract: A safety anchor for construction having a mounting plate for mounting to a vertical portion of a structure; a vertical support member coupled to the mounting plate and extending upwardly therefrom; and, a tethering component at a top end of the vertical support member. In one method of use, a first safety anchor is mounted to a first side of a structure, a second safety anchor is mounted to a second side of a structure, and a cable is interposed between the first and second safety anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Agra Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Shem Jessop
  • Patent number: 10662632
    Abstract: A fallen undermount sink complete repair apparatus includes a wall bracket having at least one flange portion configured for fixedly fastening to a vertical wall and a second central portion generally perpendicular to said flange portion, with an aperture therethrough. Additionally, there is an expandable elonogated member pivotably attached at a proximal end to the wall bracket, and at the distal end of the elongated member is a sink bracket head portion generally perpendicular to that of the elongated member and configured to press against a portion of the underside rim of a detached sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Augustine Albert Iocco, Matthew Augustine Iocco
  • Patent number: 10577814
    Abstract: According to one embodiment a horizontal formwork system is provided that includes a pair of parallel longitudinal beams on which a safety means is coupled for protecting against falling. The safety means includes a safety structure that is located below the formwork panels. The safety structure at least partially covers a gap existing immediately after a last assembled formwork panel and displacement means for moving the safety structure in a longitudinal direction along a length of the longitudinal beams. The displacement means is configured to be operated on by an operator allow to move the safety structure to cover the gap immediately after the last assembled formwork panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ULMA C Y E, S. COOP.
    Inventors: Heriberto Uribeetxebarria Zubia, Arantzazu Arabaolaza Ochoa, Yildiray Eroglu
  • Patent number: 10156076
    Abstract: A post support includes a platform portion and an attached post portion. The end of the post portion distal to the platform portion is in a laterally and vertically spaced-apart relation to the platform portion. When the platform portion is buried adjacent to a stack wall with the post portion between the platform portion and the stack wall and with a fence or handrail post attached to the end of the post portion, a lateral load applied to the fence or handrail post is supported by the platform portion without damage to the stack wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Douglas L Van Tiggelen
  • Patent number: 10071268
    Abstract: A frame, one or more wheels rotationally attached to the frame, two or more end feet attached to opposite ends of the frame, one or more end safety tether attachments, and a flip-pole attachment. The frame straddles the roof peak so the end feet are stably positioned on opposite roof surfaces. The wheels enable the device, when flipped to its inverted position, to be rolled up and down the roof for installation and removal. The flip-pole attachment enables attachment of a flip pole for use in installing and removing the device from a ladder. And the end tether attachments enable workers to couple their safety tethers to the secured device so that if they fall their fall will be arrested for safety. In typical embodiments, an outrigger assembly is included with peak-mounting side feet for nesting on the roof peak and with side tether attachments for side attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Vince J. Gaines
  • Patent number: 9932770
    Abstract: A podium ladder adapter permits the supporting of tools or materials to be used at a construction site. The podium ladder adapter is especially useful for supporting a cart on a podium ladder, when the cart contains those tools or materials. The podium ladder adapter is used to support a cart used for transporting the required tools and materials around the construction site and support that cart on a podium ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Scott E. Gunsaullus
  • Patent number: 9458639
    Abstract: A safety anchor device attachable to a metal roof is provided in one-piece construction and is noninvasively attached to a metal roof. The device leaves no marks or flaws in or on the roof or roof structure. The device has a substantially tetragonal beam. Rods extended from the beam slidingly engage raised ridges in a metal roof panel, typically at a roof ridge or at any other open-ended roof panel. A closed rounded end of a u-loop is permanently affixed to the tetragon beam and faces downwardly toward the metal roof panel. Objects, equipment and people can be linked to the u-loop to prevent falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Coleman
  • Patent number: 9140022
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a barrier along a perimeter of a roof being formed of a roof deck and a roof covering comprises an anchor plate having a plurality of fastener bores therethrough. The anchor plate is securable between the roof deck and the roof covering proximate to the perimeter of the roof. The apparatus also comprises an upright extending between top and bottom ends. The upright is pivotally securable to the anchor plate and the top end includes at least one connector for connecting a barrier member thereto. The apparatus further includes a brace extending from the bottom end of the upright to abut against an edge surface of the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Gilles Gilbert-Williams
  • Patent number: 9016433
    Abstract: A safety device comprising a foothold in association with a mounting assembly, wherein the position of the foothold relative to the mounting assembly is adjustable, thereby allowing the safety device to be used on a variety of sloped roofs. The safety device may further comprises a firefighter securing assembly which provides a means whereby an operator may secure himself to the safety device thereby preventing the operator from falling from the roof in the event the operator loses his balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Robert S. Duffy
  • Patent number: 8985273
    Abstract: A portable folding support structure for safely tethering an individual comprises a portable cart sized to fit through a residential doorway, having wheels and a motor that actuates at least one of the wheels. A hand-operated throttle and steering device control the cart. The cart comprises an extendable anchoring plate to prevent rolling. A substantially horizontal jib with the cart comprises a harness point for receiving a safety cable to which an individual is attached to allow safe cleaning practices and to minimize fall risk. A foldable outrigger provides stability to the cart and an anchoring pad attaches to a distal region of the outrigger to promote stability. A textile liquid-absorbing surface is positionable about an outer surface of a glass balcony to inhibit cleaning liquids from spilling below the level of the liquid-absorbing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Terry
  • Publication number: 20150068839
    Abstract: A tool for engaging a roof includes a peak engagement member for engaging a first surface of the roof, and an operator climbing member including an elongated central body and a plurality of spaced apart step handles mounted on the central body. The operator climbing member is configured for engaging the second surface of the roof and is operatively connected to the peak engagement member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Webster, Gary Graves
  • Publication number: 20150041251
    Abstract: Foothold system on a sloped roof includes first flashing block with hole, second flashing block with hole, moveable foothold with hook portion removably inserted into first flashing block hole and lower portion comprising a step portion extending down-roof from hook portion, the moveable foothold moveable from first flashing block to second flashing block via unhooking hook portion from first flashing block and hooking hook portion to second flashing block; flashing blocks may include mounting portion to receive mounting foot for photovoltaic array, and/or step portion sized to receive and support weight of foot of human working on sloped roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tyrus Hudson, John R. West
  • Publication number: 20140360810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and kit for use in supporting inclined structures. Specifically, the present invention relates to an apparatus and kit useful for extending platforms on a roof in which scaffolding can be built upon. More specifically, the apparatus relates to an interconnected anchoring section designed to support the weight of equipment and individuals working on an inclined surface. The apparatus includes, generally, an anchoring section to attach to the peak of a rooftop or other inclined surface, and an attaching surface to connect the anchoring section to the platform section. The platform section allows equipment to be built thereon without damaging the roof or surface beneath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Maria Parquette
  • Patent number: 8881865
    Abstract: A portable belay anchor system is disclosed that provides a coupling location for safety rope attached to a climber, such as a roof inspector. The portable belay anchor system includes a base having a mast coupled thereto. The mast has a shaft portion and a flange portion. A plurality of removable weights are positioned on the shaft, coupled to the flange portion. The flange portion supports the weights so that the weight is carried by the shaft itself. A retaining member is coupled to the mast to hold the weights on the mast. A shackle is also coupled to the mast. A rope is coupled to the shackle to act a the belay rope which the user positions through a belay brake device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Pilot Catastrophe Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Todd Pierce, Charles E. Jones, Keith Barnette
  • Patent number: 8857568
    Abstract: A ladder, system, and methods are disclosed. The ladder is used on a steep-pitched roof and has a first section with rungs, a second section connected to the first section, a third section connected to the second section, and a paw pivotally connected to the third section. The third section has a length less than or equal to a length of the second section, and the third section also has a length less than a distance between a first rung of the rungs and an end of the first section. The ladder can be used in a system that utilizes the ladder and a roof-anchor apparatus, where the roof-anchor apparatus has two portions and two shoes interconnected to the portions. A method includes positioning the ladder and then positioning the roof-anchor apparatus, on and over a steep-pitched roof, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Odes Foster, Sr., Odes Foster, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140216848
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting workers and materials above-grade on both the eave and gable ends of a structure is disclosed. The apparatus can be combined with one or more additional staging apparatuses to create a staging system for the support of persons or materials while work is being done on a structure, e.g., roofing, siding, etc. The modular design of the apparatus simplifies installation, such that it can be readily attached to a roof or other support member of a structure by a single person, and facilitates the adjustable vertical positioning of people or materials along the walls of the structure. The staging bracket can be attached to any structural roofing member, including most any type of existing roofing material, e.g., shingle, standing seam, corrugated, etc., on new or existing roofs of any pitch and can be attached along either the eave or gable ends of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Eric William Kurtz
  • Patent number: 8783415
    Abstract: A safety device for a ladder and one or more support platforms disposed upon an underlying roof surface comprising a panel member having a top side, a bottom side, a back edge portion, a first side edge portion, a second side edge portion, and a front U-shaped edge portion with laterally spaced-apart forwardly extending arms for positioning a ladder there between to contain the ladder and prevent its lateral movement beyond the arms. The panel member and the support platform each has the means in cooperating relation to attach the panel member to the support platform in releasable engagement to enable the panel member and the support platform to easily disconnect and reconnect to further enable the adjustment of the positioning of the panel member relative to one or more adjacently or closely placed support platforms situated along or near the edge of said roof surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Russell N. Bancroft
  • Patent number: 8770347
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is a system for providing added safety for workers using rigging systems. In an embodiment, the invention includes a safety device for a roof rigging system including a rigger arm having a proximal end and a distal end; an attachment member disposed on the distal end of the rigger arm, the attachment member defining an aperture, the attachment member configured to engage a rigging line with the aperture; and a blocking member disposed on the distal end of the rigger arm, the blocking member configured to interface with the attachment member to prevent engagement of the attachment member with the rigging line by occluding the aperture when a counterweight is not attached to the roof rigging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Lebesgue Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Joseph Bemis
  • Patent number: 8752801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and kit for use in supporting inclined objects and structures. Specifically, the present invention relates to an apparatus and kit useful for extending platforms on a roof in which scaffolding can be built upon. More specifically, the apparatus relates to an interconnected anchoring section designed to support the weight of equipment and individuals working on an inclined surface. The apparatus includes, generally, an anchoring section to attach to the peak of a rooftop or other inclined surface, and an attaching surface to connect the anchoring section to the platform section. The platform section allows equipment to be built thereon without damaging the roof or surface beneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Maria Parquette
  • Patent number: 8746402
    Abstract: A fall protection anchor and related systems and methods. The anchor comprises a first elongate leg and a second elongate leg connected to each other at a base plate. The first elongate leg comprises a first base end and a first apex end and further comprises a first capture portion near the first base end and a first intra-connection portion near the first apex end. At least the second elongate leg comprises a second base end and a second apex end and further comprises a second capture portion near the second base end and a second intra-connection portion near the second apex end as well as a holding portion located beyond the capture portion: the holding portion comprises a holding element such as holding hole configured to securely hold a fall restraint device connected to a worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Christopher Nichols, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8714305
    Abstract: A quick connect roof clip is releasably attachable to at least one quick connect roof jack. The quick connect roof clip is releasable from the quick connect roof jack and may be left in place for later use. A structure or element is provided for attachment of a lanyard attachment. The quick connect roof clip and quick connect roof jack may be releasably connected by a quick connect attachment head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Roofing Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20140116804
    Abstract: An improved support pad apparatus for distribution of weight loads and enabling the worker greater stability and balanced footing upon an underlying generally level or sloped surface includes a base platform having a top surface and a bottom surface, and one or more cleat members attached to or integrally formed within the top surface, and one or more cross members disposed in spaced relation across and formed integrally within or attached to the top surface. Also provided are riser members detachably connected to and conforming to the shape of the cross members to give additional height and surface area to the sides of the cross members to enable improved and more stable footing for the worker. A resilient pad is attached to the bottom surface for conforming to the contours of the underlying surface and distributing weight loads. A cover platform with reinforcing support rib members is provided for overlaying the base platform to convert the base platform for use on level underlying surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Russell N. Bancroft
  • Patent number: 8708099
    Abstract: A portable anchor for use in a fall arrest protection system. The anchor comprises a base for abutment to a solid support structure, a post extending perpendicular from the base, at least one attachment point connected to the post for receiving a connector, and a rod adapted to be inserted through a central bore through the base and post. The rod has an anchoring section at a first end of the rod for frictionally engaging a portion of the solid support structure and a locking section in the vicinity of a second end of the rod for reversibly securing the rod to the post. Also disclosed is a fall arrest protection system that includes the portable anchor described above. Furthermore, a method of attaching the portable anchor to a solid support structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: EZ Roof Anchors, 7875819 Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Dominique Fortin
  • Publication number: 20140110191
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a scaffolding system (1) which is intended for use when working on the roof (2) of a building (3). The scaffolding system (1) is comprised of at least one roof scaffold (4) intended to be positioned relative to the roof with at least one supporting structure (5) comprised of at least one first set of supporting members (11), at least one second set of supporting members (12) and at least one third set of supporting members (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Christer Falegren, Ulf Skogkvist
  • Patent number: 8684137
    Abstract: A roof jack apparatus that includes a rail having first and second end portions and a slide connector slidably received by the rail and capable of being fixed at a position along the rail. The slide connector is configured to releasably receive a jack support for at least partially supporting the rail above a roof. The roof jack apparatus also includes a fascia rest disposed on the second end portion of the rail for resting against a fascia of the roof. The slide connector can move along the rail with respect to the fascia rest. A plank support disposed on the second end portion of the rail can receive and support at least one plank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Collister, Brenden J. Jones
  • Patent number: 8684136
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a fall arrest system. The fall arrest system may include a post disposed on a clamp. The clamp may be configured to secure to a base structure. The fall arrest system may also include a davit arm disposed on the post via one or more hinges. The post may be configured to support a winch and the davit arm may be configured to support a cable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: National Trench Safety, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald W. Chilton
  • Patent number: 8636108
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed. An apparatus is used over a ridge of a steep-pitched roof and an embodiment thereof has a first portion, a first shoe interconnected to the first portion, a second portion, a second shoe interconnected to the second portion, a first leg support connected to the first portion and to the first shoe, a second leg support connected to the second portion and to the second shoe. The first portion is positioned at an angle relative to the second portion so as to approximate the angle of the ridge of the steep-pitched roof. The first and second portions have a telescoping mechanism positioned thereon. A method includes placing the first shoe on a first surface of a roof, placing the second shoe on a second surface of a roof, and tying-off to an anchor member of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventors: Odes Foster, Sr., Odes Foster, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8636109
    Abstract: The invention provides an adjustable roof rack comprising a roof base bracket comprising a lockdown point and two walls defining a channel containing a plurality of transverse adjustment points, a stable upright comprising a beam having a recessed first terminus and a U-shaped second terminus that is a slide protector, and a platform support comprising a beam that is rotatably attached to a terminus of the roof base bracket and to the U-shaped second terminus of the stable upright by pins, wherein the walls of the roof base bracket bear weight from the platform support and the stable upright, and the recessed first terminus engages one of the transverse adjustment points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Dale M. Wallace
  • Patent number: 8627923
    Abstract: Lifeline systems include a worker harness hooked and slideable along a cable attached to a ratchet mechanism and extending between posts, through stand off pipes, or the like and generally parallel to, but spaced from, sides of a tank. The lifeline system utilizes supports which can be removably attached to the reinforcement rib or the cantilevered edge of the tank. The supports can include fastening rings to connect to braces, stabilizers or the ratchet mechanism. The reinforcement rib is received in an omega shaped channel and sandwiched by a clamp located on the first side and moveable relative to a second side of the channel. The cantilevered edge is received between upper and lower plates extending in openings of C-shaped sides in a spaced, angled relation and is sandwiched by a fastener threadably received in the upper plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Garlock Safety Systems Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Sidla, Sam Linhoff
  • Patent number: 8596415
    Abstract: A movable safety barrier system includes a flexible barrier member having a barrier member length with first and second ends, and a width. The barrier member can have a construction that is flexible in both directions along the length and width of the barrier member. First and second end supports are provided which are capable of supporting respective first and second ends of the length of the barrier member when the barrier member is extended between the end supports. The end supports can allow the extended barrier member to move in a direction transverse to the width of the barrier member when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Richard C. Pelletier
  • Patent number: 8596414
    Abstract: An improved roof scaffolding system for a steeply pitched roof includes a pair of rails supported on casters and connected by planks supported on plank support brackets mounted along the rails. Each rail includes a ridge hook which reaches over the roof ridge and rests on a caster touching the opposite side of the roof. When the scaffolding system is to be moved laterally along the roof on which work is to be done, the rails may roll on the casters to the desired location. When the scaffolding system is in place for work to be done, stand assemblies can lower stands which raise the rails off the casters supporting them. Optionally a gable anchor is used to provide a connection point for a rope cable which may be pulled to move the scaffolding system toward the gable end on which the anchor is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas R. Lown
  • Publication number: 20130313043
    Abstract: A roofing bracket is configured to securely and removeably attach to a standing seam of a roofing panel. The roofing bracket has a first section and a plurality of second sections, each section having a base that defines a top and bottom face. A pressure clamping device extends between the first section and each of the plurality of second sections. A plank support system is selectively mountable onto the first section and configured to receive and retain a plank therein. The plank support system defines a plank support face and an angle lift mechanism configured to place a plank in a substantially horizontal position. A clamping adjustment mechanism is mounted onto each of the plurality of second sections and is configured to apply a torque to the first section and each of the second sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Mario Lallier
  • Patent number: 8584798
    Abstract: A safety apparatus (10) includes a frame unit (12) placed on a surface (102). A cable (62) is mounted around a pulley (60) rotatably mounted to the frame unit (12) about a rotation axis (58). A slide (90) is slideably mounted to the frame unit (12) along a slide axis (92) at a non-parallel angle to the rotation axis (58) and movable between upper and lower positions. The cable (62) is attached between the slide (90) and a worker (100) on the surface (102). A biasing member (110) is mounted between the slide (90) and the frame unit (12) and biases the slide (90) from the lower position to the upper position. An engaging member (120) is mounted to the slide (90) to move therewith. The engaging member (120) is above the surface (102) when the slide (90) is in the upper position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Garlock Safety Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stoffels, James G. Sidla
  • Patent number: 8573360
    Abstract: The roof jacking seat system is inclusive of a seat pivotally oriented with respect to a wheeled frame such that said seat can adjust in accommodation of different roof pitches. The system is for the support of an end user atop of said roof during roof shingle removal processes. The frame includes a winching means having a cable and hook for engagement onto a roof ridge such that the entire system may be driven up or down a side of said roof. The frame includes a plurality of wheels in parallel orientation thereby enabling movement along a single axis. Pivoting means enables adjustment of the seat at different angles with respect to the frame. The frame may include along a distal end, a footrest for use by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Mervin Yoder
  • Publication number: 20130240295
    Abstract: The invention provides an adjustable roof rack comprising a roof base bracket comprising a lockdown point and two walls defining a channel containing a plurality of transverse adjustment points, a stable upright comprising a beam having a recessed first terminus and a U-shaped second terminus that is a slide protector, and a platform support comprising a beam that is rotatably attached to a terminus of the roof base bracket and to the U-shaped second terminus of the stable upright by pins, wherein the walls of the roof base bracket bear weight from the platform support and the stable upright, and the recessed first terminus engages one of the transverse adjustment points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Dale M. Wallace
  • Patent number: 8517144
    Abstract: A lift-up safety grab post mechanism for rooftop hatchway curbs having a mounting bracket on a hatchway curb and having an elongate opening having a pivot bolt for upward and downward grab post movement. A lift-up grab post has a pivot opening receiving the pivot bolt and having a stop member fixed thereto. The lift-up grab post is rotationally moveable between an upstanding position and a horizontal position relative to the roof hatchway curb. The mounting bracket defines a receiver seat and further defines a stop shoulder adjacent the receiver seat that prevents rotational movement of the grab post until the grab post has been raised from said receiver seat to a position above the stop shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph Cuccurullo, Dante Cuccurullo
  • Patent number: 8505685
    Abstract: A roof scaffolding system includes a curved roof hook attached to a linear, metal membrane strip unit having connector rivets and nail holes. The metal strip includes double slot keyholes and attachment apertures that engage corresponding rivets on the roof hook. The opposite end of the metal strip includes connector rivets engaging double slot keyholes of an identical metal strip, extending opposite the roof hook. The nail holes allow attachment of wood spacers beneath the metal strips. Multiple strips are joined extending from the peak to the roof edge. A coupler connector covers the connection between joined metal strips preventing disconnection. Roof jacks include both nail slots and keyholes for attachment to the metal strips, as well as safety hooks for attachment of a lanyard from the scaffolding to workers. The roof jacks hold a plank that spans adjacent metal strips, the plank providing a place to stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Theodore A. Rayfield, William H. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8464833
    Abstract: An adjustable hang ladder includes a main ladder section and a hang ladder section secured to the main ladder section. The hang ladder section has a hang ladder insert pivotally secured to an attachment section and locked in place by a locking mechanism. The hang ladder section is provided with a fall arresting and damping arrangement designed for connection to a roofer using the ladder for providing a cushioning effect in the event the roofer falls from the ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Ge Lee
  • Patent number: 8448746
    Abstract: A roofer's cushion comprising a tapered block of compliant material, such as closed-cell expanded polystyrene, polyurethane of polyethylene. The block is tapered to compensate to at least some degree to the slope of a roof. A pair of shallow elongate and parallel depressions are formed in the top surface of the block and to accommodate a roofer's knees and lower legs comfortably therein. Additional receptacles of various sizes and locations are provided for tools and materials. A hold-down strap between the depressions uses hook and loop fastener technology to permit a board to be secured to and between two such roofer's cushions to form a ridge structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Wendell Davis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8376299
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting an object to a wall includes a backbone, a ledge, and a spacer. The backbone has a means for mounting the backbone parallel to the wall. The ledge is attached to a bottom of the backbone and extends away from the wall. The spacer is located between the backbone and the ledge. A bottom of the object rests on the ledge and leans over the spacer such that a top of the object rests on the wall above the backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Don Charles Burkman
  • Publication number: 20120267193
    Abstract: A shoe protects a roof material from direct contact with a roof jack; the roof jack connects to a quick connect roof clip via a projection. The quick connect roof jack and roof clip are releasable; the quick connect roof clip may be left in place for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Scott Fontaine
  • Patent number: 8292030
    Abstract: An anchoring device, system and method. The anchoring device, system and method can include one or more rolling hook devices designed to couple or be secured to a projection such as those associated with rooftops. The rolling hook devices can include an arched member and any number of wheels to facilitate positioning. The rolling hook device may further be coupled to one or more tethers that allow it to serve as an anchor or work in conjunction with any number of other devices that function together as an anchoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Flent Ballantyne
  • Publication number: 20120241251
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a stable platform for people working on inclined surfaces such as the roofs of buildings, the apparatus has a retainer to secure the apparatus to the roof, a strap attached to the retainer, a frame attached to the strap, and a support block attached to the frame, the support block being designed to allow a user to work on inclined surfaces, particularly in a seated fashion. The strap is typically attached to the frame via a cam buckle, thus allowing the user to change the position of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Painter
  • Publication number: 20120211303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and kit for use in supporting inclined structures. Specifically, the present invention relates to an apparatus and kit useful for extending platforms on a roof in which scaffolding can be built upon. More specifically, the apparatus relates to an interconnected anchoring section designed to support the weight of equipment and individuals working on an inclined surface. The apparatus includes, generally, an anchoring section to attach to the peak of a rooftop or other inclined surface, and an attaching surface to connect the anchoring section to the platform section. The platform section allows equipment to be built thereon without damaging the roof or surface beneath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Maria Parquette
  • Patent number: 8240431
    Abstract: A roofing worker safety device is provided that delivers a resistive force in response to a worker falling from an elevated work surface such as a roof via a safety cable connecting the worker to the safety device, the cable transmitting the force of the falling worker to the device to activate an arrestor arm that is forced into the surface on which the safety device is placed thereby stopping the fall of a worker from the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Brent Smith
  • Patent number: 8225904
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for supporting a worker on an upper chord of a roof truss. The apparatus includes a saddle member which is positioned over an installed upper chord of a roof truss and secured thereto to prevent inadvertent movement of the apparatus with respect to the upper chord upon which it is mounted. The apparatus includes a pair of hanger assemblies which are pivotally secured to the saddle member and which extend downwardly therefrom for supporting a pair of footrests thereon. In use, the worker straddles the saddle member and the chord upon which it is mounted with his/her feet resting on the footrests. The footrests may be adjusted to compensate for varying roof pitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Lennie Davis
  • Patent number: 8186479
    Abstract: The disclosed scaffolding system utilizes elongated members/rails that define a rectangular, e.g., square, cross-section and are adapted to be joined relative to each other using a nesting sleeve or union. The elongated members/rails are thus routinely joined to each other in the field using pre-defined apertures and cooperative hitch pins. L-shaped rail-mounting brackets are typically mounted at “top” ends of the elongated members/rails, i.e., the ends of the elongated members/rails to be positioned at/adjacent the roof apex. The L-shaped rail-mounting brackets include a sleeve portion of rectangular/square cross-section that is adapted to cooperate with the elongated member/rail through a telescoping action, and appropriate pins/aperture alignment may be used for securement purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: James Schimes Vieira