Earth, Stone, Plastic, And Wooden Patents (Class 256/19)
  • Patent number: 10773146
    Abstract: A playground cone may be molded from vinyl or other plastic material, and includes a base portion and a frustoconical portion. The frustoconical portion extends upwardly from the base portion to a top of the frustoconical portion. The frustoconical portion may define a hollow, interior section. The frustoconical portion further includes a slot defined in a wall. The slot may be a vertical slot and/or one or more horizontal slots. The slot, being vertical and/or horizontal, may be adapted to secure a playground hoop or crossbar within the frustoconical portion of the playground cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Pull-Buoy, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt K. Carbonero
  • Patent number: 10767372
    Abstract: A fascia mounted railing system that uses brackets that secure the posts to the slab while also providing base support for the infill panels without the use of a base rail. It does this by using a bracket to secure the posts and a second bracket that fits within the bottom of the post. This bracket has end flanges that extend outwardly from the post to support an infill panel. The infill panels can have a base treatment to conceal the face of the slab, if desired, for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. In addition, the system has the capacity for a top railing that can be attached to the back of the posts as a grab rail, or attached to the top of the posts (with a bracket) for a top rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. LAURENCE CO., INC.
    Inventor: Tracy C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10760299
    Abstract: Frameless modular wall systems, frameless modular free-standing wall structures, and related methods are disclosed. The systems and structures include a plurality of panels including a wall portion and connector portions extending from opposing lateral sides of the wall portion, the connector portions each including a wide portion and a narrow portion extending between the wide portions and the panel portion. The systems and structures also include a plurality of connecting posts including connector slots configured to removably accept a connector portion of a panel therein, the connector slots each including a wide portion and a narrow portion corresponding to the wide portion and a narrow portion of the connector portions of the panels. When the plurality of panels and the plurality of connecting posts are removably coupled via the connector portions and the connector slots, the panels and connecting posts form a free-standing wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Aaron Preston
  • Patent number: 10760260
    Abstract: A construction method for a building is provided that includes the steps of: hoisting and positioning a plurality of precast columns on at least a portion of a predetermined area of a construction site to form a precast column array having at least two spans along a first direction and one or more spans along a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction; positioning the pre-fabricated beam rebar assemblies between adjacent precast columns, positioning each of the precast slab panels on support potions on the precast columns, assembling the beam cage and pouring the concrete into the molds for the beam cage to accomplish the structure of a single story; and repeating the steps of constructing the above-mentioned precast column array until completion of the structure of all stories of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: RUENTEX ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Samuel Yin, Kun-Jung Shu
  • Patent number: 10697199
    Abstract: A fencing system has at least two engaging elements, two rails extending along respective upper and lower rail axes with a generally hollow rectangular or four-sided cross-section. The rails have a horizontal top wall between first and second vertical rail sidewalls that depend downwardly to define an internal cavity. At least two attachment legs extend inwardly towards each other from the sidewalls. Vertical picket posts extend between through holes in the upper and lower horizontal rails. The picket post includes multiple grooves. The grooves receive the posts without penetration into any internal cavities of the upper and lower rail, and the posts are forced inwardly into the grooves by elastic memory in the sidewalls, the posts within grooves not being in locked engagement with the grooves, but held in place by the force of the elastic memory, the posts withdrawable from the grooves by overcoming the elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Shawn Hellenbrand
  • Patent number: 10640970
    Abstract: An assembly of concrete structural elements includes a first and a second concrete lower column, and a first and a second column capitals are supported on respective upper ends of the respective first and second lower columns. At least one inverted beam is extended between the first and second column capitals. At least one lower flat surface of the inverted beam is positioned on respective edges of the first and second column capitals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Nandy Sarda
  • Patent number: 10500757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bamboo fence making method. The method comprises the following steps that (a) a bamboo material is made by adopting raw bamboos; (b) mold and insect prevention liquid is sprayed; (c) a bamboo fence is made; (d) heat treatment is performed; (e) water spraying is performed for cooling; (f) drying is performed. The made bamboo fence does not produce the adverse influence on the environment, also has an insect prevention effect, and the effect duration is at least 2 years.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG HONGLI BAMBOO AND WOOD INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ye Hong
  • Patent number: 10501260
    Abstract: A border wall or fence is constructed from a plurality of existing ISO steel shipping containers which are connected together both horizontally and vertically at their corners using conventional corner locks so as to present a continuous physical barrier of any selected length. The containers are stacked three or four high with the bottommost containers recessed into the ground and filled at least partially with dirt or sand. The uppermost containers are open at their ends to allow personnel to walk or drive through the length of the wall. Windows are also formed in the upper containers to allow personnel to view the area around the wall. Gated openings can be formed periodically to allow for passage through the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sea Box, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Brennan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10480209
    Abstract: The invention addressed in this application is non-injurious restraint type form of fencing designed to be used a perimeter or security fence. The fence is constructed of hollow polymer tubes arranged in horizontal rows affixed to a vertical post. The hollow tubular horizontal fence rails contain fibers that are coated with a moisture cured adhesives and the fibers are secured at one end to the end cap of the tubes. The tubes are sealed and slightly pressurized with a dry inert gas, so that upon breakage of the tubes by a person attempting to scale the fence, the fibers are expelled out of the tubes and entangle the would be climber. The tubes are constructed of a brittle material, like polystyrene, or material which will become brittle upon treatment with ultra violet (UV) radiation or heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Edward Johnson
  • Patent number: 10480687
    Abstract: A pipe rack and a method for making a pipe rack where the pipe rack may include at least one foundation, two legs, and a horizontal support. The two legs are supported by the at least one foundation. Each of the two legs includes at least one aperture. The horizontal support has two ends. The first end is located in an aperture in a first leg of the two legs and a second end of the horizontal support is located in an aperture in a second leg of the two legs. A rod forms a joint between the foundation and one of the two legs. The rod is located in the aperture in the upper surface of the foundation and in an aperture in a lower surface in the one of the two legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tindall Corporation
    Inventor: Bryant A. Zavitz
  • Patent number: 10450774
    Abstract: A railing support post with threaded holes or receivers for receiving threaded hardware, such as might be used for tensioned cable railing. A decorative sleeve or post cover may be used to at least partially enclose the railing support post. The railing support post may be manufactured, for example, by providing an elongated member of a prescribed length, drilling a plurality of holes spaced along the length of the elongated member, and tapping the plurality of holes to form a plurality of threaded receivers. The threaded receivers are configured to receive rail fittings or other fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Joel Duane Herman
  • Patent number: 10287786
    Abstract: A post anchor is provided for securing a post within a poured concrete slab. The post anchor comprises a socket having a first cavity sized to receive the post therein. A jacket member is adapted to mount over at least a portion of the socket. At least one tensile member is mounted to, and extending from, the jacket member. The jacket and tensile members function to reinforce the socket and to distribute any forces exerted upon the post anchor further into the surrounding concrete. The socket may be provided in a variety of heights, to allow the post anchor to be easily adapted to a variety of slab depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Metro Safety Rail Incorporated
    Inventors: Dean Gurtler, Dale Kermociev
  • Patent number: 10260224
    Abstract: The disclosed system divides the precast and cast-in-place construction into vertical and horizontal components. The vertical components are precast, permitting rapid vertical building construction without a delay for concrete to set. The three primary precast components are a column, a horizontal slab, and a central panel placed diagonally between the slabs. By separating the columns from the horizontal slabs, the molds required to precast are simplified and transportation of the precast elements is streamlined. The resulting precast components are also of a weight and size that is readily manageable using a standard construction crane. The horizontal components are a combination of cast-in-place, and precast components. The result creates a continuous unitary floor structure that carries larger loads with less thickness that purely simple span pre-cast construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Mohammad Omar A. Jazzar
  • Patent number: 10214939
    Abstract: A fence structure comprising a plurality of posts, a lower guide base having a plurality of openings located at predefined distances for receiving the lower portion of each post, wherein the lower portion of the posts and the lower guide base are embedded in concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jose Guadalupe Garza Montemayor, Jorge Eugenio Garza Montemayor
  • Patent number: 10113316
    Abstract: Post mount cable rail systems and methods for installation are disclosed. A post mount system may include a mounting pipe having a plurality of threaded holes for securing at least one hardware item, and a support pipe for fitting over the mounting pipe, where the support pipe includes a plurality of holes that are aligned with the plurality of threaded holes of the mounting pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Vinylast, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Leary, Benjamin Yin, Zhang Qi
  • Patent number: 10094101
    Abstract: The disclosed system divides the precast and cast-in-place construction into vertical and horizonal components. The vertical components are precast, permitting rapid vertical building construction without a delay for concrete to set. The two primary precast components are a column that includes a horizontal inflexible slab portion, and a central panel placed diagonally between columns. Each precast component is a weight and size that is readily manageable using a standard construction crane. The horizontal components are a combination of cast-in-place, and precast components. The result creates a continuous unitary floor structure that carries larger loads with less thickness that purely simple span pre-cast construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Mohammad Omar A. Jazzar
  • Patent number: 10047539
    Abstract: A fencing system that includes a plurality of fence rails extending between two fence posts. The fence rails may comprise a foamed material core that is enclosed by a weather resistant capping material. One or more hollow passageways may be formed in each of the fence rails to both reduce weight and to receive a metal reinforcing member. A plurality of fence pickets may be installed onto the fence rails using power driven fasteners, such as ring shank nails or staples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Enduris Extrusions, Inc.
    Inventor: John T. Forbis
  • Patent number: 9988808
    Abstract: A building structure includes elements that are integrally connected by a poured bonding structure. The elements include a beam having a cavity that is configured to receive a pourable bonding material and flooring sections that are supported by the beams. The flooring sections include voids that open to a cavity. Inserts are positioned in the voids to control the limit the depth that the pourable bonding material can flow into the voids and to increase the strength of the poured bonding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DIVERSAKORE LLC
    Inventors: Housh Rahimzadeh, Marc Rahimzadeh
  • Patent number: 9963854
    Abstract: A guardrail for a walkway of a machine includes a vertical channel post having an end wall and side walls forming an open channel. The vertical channel post may taper in the side-to-side and fore-aft directions as the post extends bottom to top. The vertical channel post may also transition from a generally rectangular cross-section near the bottom to a more rounded cross-section at the top. Curved top notches at the top of the vertical channel post allow a top rail of the guardrail to rest on top of the post and be attached. Intermediate notches along vertical edges of the side walls receive an intermediate rail of the guardrail. The top notches and the intermediate notches are arranged so that the top rail and the intermediate rail may be vertically aligned and parallel to each other and to the walkway enclosed by the guardrail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Madera, John M. Teter, Dennis D. Wetterich, Timothy N. Zier, Terril J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9957978
    Abstract: A ventilation fan housing includes: a shield body having a receiving space, a maintenance opening and a wire-positioning opening adjacent to the maintenance opening, with the maintenance opening and wire-positioning opening penetrating a wall of the shield body and communicating with the receiving space, and with a lid connecting with the shield body detachably to cover the maintenance opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Su, Chi-Hung Kuo, Tui-Lin Jen, Shih-Chieh Yen
  • Patent number: 9932753
    Abstract: A fence panel is provided having a plurality of sub-panel assemblies positioned in a linear arrangement and coupled together via panel rails extending between opposing lateral ends of the fence panel. Each sub-panel assembly may include a plurality of fence boards coupled together by sub-panel rails that extend between opposing lateral ends of the sub-panel assembly. The panel rails may insertably receive a respective linear arrangement of the sub-panel rails. In addition, a respective sub-panel assembly spacer may be positioned between adjacent ones of the sub-panel assemblies to separate the sub-panel assemblies from each other. The fence panel may be provided in a kit consisting of a single packaged arrangement of fence panel components comprising or consisting of the sub-panel assemblies, sub-panel assembly spacers and the panel rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: N. Eric Knudsen
  • Patent number: 9885162
    Abstract: A double-wall flood barrier to hold back water from either of two opposite sides is provided and includes a first flood wall to hold back water from a first wet side and a second, identical, flood wall parallel and adjacent to the first flood wall with a mirror-image orientation to hold back water from a second wet side. Each flood wall includes a post defining a pair of vertical troughs and a plurality of stop logs stacked horizontally and extending from a trough of a post to a trough of another post or to a channel in an end wall. Each post is removably secured to an anchor plate inset in the floor. A brace may extend outwardly and downwardly from the post to provide support against lateral forces caused by flood water. An anchor link may interconnect adjacent posts of the first flood wall and the second flood wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Heinz Munz
  • Patent number: 9821246
    Abstract: A play center including a number of frames secured to each other to at least partially define substantially vertical walls of the outdoor play center, each frame having two or more openings, and a number of panels, each panel having a body thereof, the panels being receivable in selected ones of the openings. Each of the openings is partially defined by one or more elongate side walls of each frame. Each panel includes one or more flanges extending from the body over at least a receiving portion of the side wall. The play center also includes a number of fasteners for fastening the flanges to the receiving portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SOLOWAVE DESIGN LP
    Inventor: Frederick M. Rieber
  • Patent number: 9790694
    Abstract: A versatile handrail and toeboard safety system that provides flexible solutions for the implementation of improved construction site safety barriers using a specialized bracket to mount standard wooden members. The bracket of the handrail and toeboard safety system is formed of multiple parallel plates in various arrangements creating spaces to receive and secure wooden construction members as a handrail for personnel safety in addition to a toeboard for equipment and materiel safety. Multiple embodiments of the bracket provide for expeditious setup and removal of system for setup and removal of personnel and equipment safety barriers from most construction sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: John House
  • Patent number: 9784031
    Abstract: A unique adjustable guttering anti-warping anti-sagging safety-truss gate comprises corner gutters to drain rain water, body gutters to drain rain water, extension tubes having multiple built-in tunnel systems to drain rain water, struts having multiple built-in tunnel systems to drain rain water, and vertical tubes having multiple built-in draining-hole systems to drain rain water down to the ground. Further, the unique gate comprises multiple ridge systems built into the extension tubes to strengthen the unique gate, and multiple spring systems built into the vertical tubes to strengthen the unique gate and to absorb impact forces, warping forces, twisting forces, and sagging forces exerted on the unique gate during its lifespan. The corner gutters, body gutters, and vertical tubes are welded to one another to create the frame of the unique gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Dee Volin
  • Patent number: 9617744
    Abstract: A versatile handrail and toeboard safety system that provides flexible solutions for the implementation of improved construction site safety barriers using specialized brackets to mount standard wooden members. The brackets of the handrail and toeboard safety system is formed of multiple orthogonally arranged plates creating spaces to receive and secure wooden construction members as a handrail for personnel safety in addition to a toeboard for equipment and materiel safety. The parallel plates are formed with several mounting points for wooden members and several mounting points for anchoring the bracket to a base floor. The brackets are formed to withstand a minimum two-hundred (200) pound force exerted at the top of a forty-five (45) inch tall handrail attached to the anchored bracket. The brackets provide the versatility to be used in various system arrangements and the expeditious setup and removal of the handrail and toeboard safety system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: John House
  • Patent number: 9506270
    Abstract: A fence panel can include a plurality of modular fence panel components that can be assembled modularly to form the fence panel. The fence panel components can include a system of keys and keyways that allow the components to interlock with one another when the fence panel is assembled to lock the components to one another to simplify the assembly process and to minimize the number of mechanical fasteners needed to assemble the fence panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: N. Eric Knudsen
  • Patent number: 9476220
    Abstract: A fence system for strengthening a vinyl fence which includes a plurality of fence posts having specified dimensions, and the posts have a hollow interior. A plurality of section panels include specified dimensions, and the section panels each including a slat portion. The section panels each include a fence railing coupled to a top and bottom of the slat portion. The fence railings each define a hollow interior, and the fence railings are coupled to the posts by a connecting portion of the fence railings passing through corresponding holes in the posts. A strengthening member for positioning in each of the hollow portions of the top and bottom fence railings. A plurality of post members for positioning within the hollow interior at the top of the fence posts. The post members being attachable to the connecting portion of the fence railing using a first attachment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: EASTERN WHOLESALE FENCE CO., INC.
    Inventors: Peter E. Williams, Sr., Paul Wesnofske
  • Patent number: 9441390
    Abstract: The storage tank construction method includes a step of forming a side wall while a temporary opening is provided, a step of fitting precast concrete slabs into respective inner and outer wall sides of the temporary opening to close the inner and outer wall sides of the temporary opening, and a step of pouring concrete between the precast concrete slabs using the precast concrete slabs as molds to block the temporary opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Saori Ijichi
  • Patent number: 9382726
    Abstract: A barrier material that includes a plurality of frame members adapted to form a frame, a plurality of support rods positioned in between the frame members, a barrier positioned within the frame, and a replacement barrier mat adapted to replace the barrier. The replacement barrier mat includes a plurality of intertwined material adapted to provide a wall and a plurality of tubes surrounded by the intertwined material. The tubes are adapted to receive the support rods inserted into the tubes. When the support rods are inserted into their respective tubes, the replacement barrier mat is positioned within the frame and forms a framed well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Nordlinger
  • Patent number: 9371648
    Abstract: A concrete building structure and method for constructing a building structure which includes a first cross-brace section, including a plurality of pre-cast concrete blocks connected in series by at least one rebar; a second cross-brace section, including a plurality of pre-cast concrete blocks connected in series by at least one rebar, extending generally perpendicularly to the first cross-brace section such that the first and second cross-brace sections form a grid understructure; a plurality of channels encapsulating adjacent blocks from the first and second cross-brace sections, whereby the grid understructure includes channels into which concrete may be poured at a building site; each of the plurality of blocks positioned within respective channels; a plurality of pre-cast concrete slabs resting atop the blocks in the grid understructure; and poured concrete filling each of the channels and a space between adjacent concrete slabs to complete a generally flat floor of the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Nikolay P. Tikhovskiy
  • Patent number: 9359787
    Abstract: Systems and methods of fencing systems are provided that incorporate tri-truss assemblies and/or self-closing gates. A tri-truss assembly may provide stability and support to a gate that is part of a portable or temporary fencing system. A tri-truss assembly may be configured to support a self-closing gate that is part of a pool fence. A tri-truss assembly may include three vertical support members. Two of the three vertical support members may include pins configured to be placed within pre-drilled holes in a surface in order to maintain the tri-truss assembly upright. A third vertical support may be a different length (shorter or longer) than the first two vertical support members and include an adjustable foot, such as a threaded bolt, configured to contact the surface and provide additional stability and/or support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Patrick Callahan, Patrick Edward Callahan
  • Patent number: 9304332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating fully custom products from scratch without exclusive use of off-the-shelf or pre-specified components. A system for creating custom products includes a computer communicatively coupled with an image capture device and configured to construct an anatomic model of the user based on captured image data and/or measurement data. The computer provides a configurable product model and enables preview and automatic or user guided customization of the product model. A display is communicatively coupled with the computer and displays the custom product model superimposed on the anatomic model or image data of the user. The computer is further configured to provide the customized product model to a manufacturer for manufacturing eyewear for the user in accordance with the customized product model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Bespoke, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Fonte, Eric J. Varady
  • Patent number: 9295224
    Abstract: A portable barrier wall used for preventing the passage of people, vehicles, projectiles, blast debris, liquids, wind or waves through the wall. The wall is constructed of one or more x-shaped freestanding support structures arranged in parallel orientation to form a frame for holding retaining members that attach to the support structures. The retaining members form U-shaped containment structures within each segment of the wall. Fill material is added to the containment structures which are then sealed. Connecting means attach the two support structures together to prevent movement. Wall used to contain liquids may additionally include a liquid impervious layer that is placed external to the retaining member on the side of the barrier wall that will be in contact with liquid and the layer is anchored under the feet of one of the support structures. The wall may additionally hold absorptive or adsorptive materials to contain spills and contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ArdenX LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Arden, H. Baird Lobree
  • Patent number: 9279271
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a water collecting fence for collecting, storing, and dispensing rain water. The fence may include a plurality of water containing fence sections, each section being connected to at least one adjacent section by a connector hose. Each section may include a water containing shell. The shell may have an interior defined by a top surface, a bottom surface, a pair of panel sides, and a pair of side surfaces; a fill hole and a vent hole each positioned on the top surface; a post extending downwardly from the shell, the post configured to secure the shell into a ground surface; a lower orifice proximate to the bottom surface; a lower plug or a hose attachment configured to engage with the lower orifice. At least one of the sections may be configured to engage with a gutter downspout from a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Kenneth Vernon McDowell
  • Patent number: 9267278
    Abstract: A device and method for keeping rain water away from the foundation of a structure while providing a decorative border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: James Gibson
  • Patent number: 9149894
    Abstract: A fence panel and method of assembly. The fence panel includes end brackets that are affixed to panel facing sides of fence uprights. A top rail and a base rail span between the uprights. Panel and spacer members are secured between the top and base rails. The fence panel construction method facilitates construction of lengths of fence by a single person by first installing uprights in the ground, then affixing the base rail to the uprights. A magnetic strip spans between the uprights. Spacers and panels are supported by the base rail and by the magnetic strip. After placement of the spacers and panels, a top rail is positioned between the uprights and adjacent to upper ends of the spacers and panels, thereby securing the spacers and panels between the top rail and the base rail to form a fence panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FenceTrac Fence Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford Marion Richison, Brett Jason Richison
  • Patent number: 9079336
    Abstract: Durable post and rail fencing comprises polyolefin posts and rails having a nominal diameter greater than 2.5 inches and a flexural modulus at 40° F. of at least 110,000 psi. Such rails and posts produced by extrusion through a circular die to a heat transfer medium to provide a log-like shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick W. Kelley
  • Publication number: 20150021532
    Abstract: A barrier fence assembly (100) having a barrier fence body (102) has a portion thereof positioned below ground surface (110) and includes a series of barrier stakes (114) to facilitate prevention of traverse of animals across a desired boundary. The barrier stakes (114) are received through upper and lower apertures (150, 152) of a horizontal support brace (140). The horizontal support brace (140) includes horizontally disposed apertures (136, 138) through which flexible wire ties (160) can be received and releasably coupled to an adjacent wire mesh fence (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: KATRINA SMITH, MISTY NEWTON
  • Publication number: 20140345176
    Abstract: A modular realty signpost comprising a first vertical sign section made from extruded vinyl tubing; a second horizontal sign section made from extruded vinyl tubing and designed to intersect and connect with the first vertical sign section; and a plurality of clip and bracket combinations for holding a swinging realty sign, each of said clips designed to fit in an aperture in a bottom surface of the second horizontal sign section. A method for making same is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Frank L. Okert, Keith R. Mccaulley
  • Patent number: 8881326
    Abstract: A modular infant furniture having crib and play-pen configurations as well as versatile connectors therefor are disclosed, where modular infant furniture includes a bar assembly having superior and inferior connectors, and where a bar element, compatible with female connectors and/or male connectors, extends between the superior and inferior connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Shlomo Hen
  • Publication number: 20140326938
    Abstract: A mounting means for supporting barrier fencing having a mesh structure. The mounting means includes an elongate mounting member and retaining means. The retaining means includes a plurality of integrally formed, spaced apart retaining members wherein the retaining members are fixed in position along the elongate axis of the mounting member and the retaining members are arranged to enable the mesh structure of the fencing to align and cooperate with the retaining members so that the fencing extends along the length of the mounting member. Barrier fencing can be assembled or dismantled quickly using the mounting means. The mounting means are reusable and there is no waste generated from discarded zip ties or wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Poschelk, Robert John Lowcock
  • Patent number: 8864108
    Abstract: A barrier section which includes at least one connecting assembly at one or both ends of the barrier section, the connecting assembly having: at least one connecting-region which is positioned to be capable of engaging, or being engaged, with at least one connecting-region on an adjacent barrier section, in use; and the at least one connecting-region is configured to selectively engage with at least one connecting-region on an adjacent barrier section via at least one connecting device so the barrier sections have a fixed or pivotable relationship, with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Valmont Highway Technology Limited
    Inventor: Dallas James
  • Patent number: 8844907
    Abstract: A fence/railing post cap system for use with a fence/railing post includes a decorative and utilitarian structure which enables removal and storage of a cap of the system to accommodate reception of beverage containers and the like within a base of the system and which provides for a pole with accessory structures therein to be mounted on the base by passing through an opening in the cap when the cap is in position on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: James E. Davis, Peter V. Stewart
  • Patent number: 8794598
    Abstract: A fence (10) comprising at least two spaced-apart substantially upright fence posts (12a, 12b) anchored into the ground or other fixed structure and a stack of at least two boards (14) extending between each pair of adjacent fence posts. Each board (14) extends in a substantially horizontal orientation relative to the upright fence posts and is supported at each end by a respective fence post (12a,12b). At least one pair of retaining components (16a,16b) are provided on each fence post (12a,12b) and each pair of retaining components forms a series of cavities that are each shaped to receive and retain a respective end of a board (14) of the stack to thereby support the respective end of the board (14) at the fence post (12a, 12b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Jenkin Timber Limited
    Inventor: Richard James Carbines
  • Publication number: 20140203232
    Abstract: A retrofit panel for attachment to a land barrier comprising a base, where the base includes a front face and a back face; a set of reinforced edges surrounding the base, where the set reinforced edges include a pair of side edges, a top edge and a bottom edge; a plurality of attachment means to fasten the set of reinforced edges to the land barrier; and a veneer on the front face of the base, where the veneer has the appearance of a land barrier. The retrofit panel provides the appearance of a fence or brick wall once aligned next to each other along the entire barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Herbert Crawford, Blanca Crawford
  • Publication number: 20140203231
    Abstract: A fencing system that includes a plurality of fence rails extending between two fence posts. The fence rails may comprise a foamed material core that is enclosed by a weather resistant capping material. One or more hollow passageways may be formed in each of the fence rails to both reduce weight and to receive a metal reinforcing member. A plurality of fence pickets may be installed onto the fence rails using power driven fasteners, such as ring shank nails or staples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: John T. Forbis
  • Publication number: 20140203230
    Abstract: A fencing system that includes a plurality of fence rails extending between two fence posts. The fence rails may comprise a foamed material core that is enclosed by a weather resistant capping material. One or more hollow passageways may be formed in each of the fence rails to both reduce weight and to receive a metal reinforcing member. A plurality of fence pickets may be installed onto the fence rails using power driven fasteners, such as ring shank nails or staples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Enduris Extrusions, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140151619
    Abstract: A solid polymeric fence post having a cross-shaped axial opening therein that readily and easily receives a T-shaped or Y-shaped metal fence post. The fence post provides an aesthetic and pleasing appearance while simultaneously facilitating ease of installation and permitting the use of wood, polymeric, or metal rails, offering more aesthetic options. The fence post also provides greater flexibility in attaching electrical deterrents in a more secure and pleasing manner than with traditional metal fence posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy W. Brechon
  • Patent number: RE47495
    Abstract: A rain-screen siding system for buildings, including clips to support siding boards parallel with a flat surface of a building wall structure but spaced apart from the building wall to allow air to circulate between the building wall structure and the siding boards. The clips include paired, opposed channels and the siding boards have tongues that fit into the channels. Drainage grooves are defined in the clips. Bottom support members may extend horizontally to support the siding boards at the bottom of the rain screen siding. Corner closing members are provided to protect end faces of siding boards at an exterior corner of a building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Wood Siding Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Duncan MacKenzie