Metallic Patents (Class 256/21)
  • Patent number: 10240346
    Abstract: A railing system includes spacers for spacing apart railing pickets, and a rail which engages the spacers and secures the railing pickets. The spacers are made up of a planar top member, side members extending from longitudinal edges of the top member, and wings extending outwardly from a central position of the side members. The rail comprises a substantially elongated planar member and first and second substantially parallel elongated side-walls perpendicularly connected to the planar member. The side-walls each comprise first and second groove members, which are spaced apart to form grooves running substantially parallel to the elongated planar member. The grooves are adapted to receive the plurality of spacers such that the wings of the spacers abut against the first and second groove members when the spacers are assembled in the railing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Peak Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Simon Walker
  • Patent number: 10087633
    Abstract: A clip (61) for holding together an upper roof cladding sheet (29a) and a lower roof cladding sheet (29b) in an end to end, i.e. end lap, relationship on a roof. The clip is formed to fit over and lock onto a rib (31) of the lower cladding sheet and to retain the upper sheet on the clip. An elongate weather strip (57) is formed from a compressible material and includes a pan section (81) that can fill a gap between overlapping pans of the cladding sheets. The pan section includes an upper surface having a series of troughs (87) and ridges (89) along the length of the pan section that has the result of providing the pan section with a variable height along the length of the pan section. The ridges of the pan section compress when the upper roof cladding sheet is positioned on and engaged with the lower cladding sheet in an overlapping relationship with the pan section filling the gap between the cladding sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Bluescope Steel Limited
    Inventors: John Frank Kralic, Rodney John Gallaty, Michael Celeban
  • Patent number: 10081950
    Abstract: A guard rail system that is assembled from a kit of components that includes bottom rails, top rails and balusters and U-shaped top rail inserts that fit into the underside of the top rails. The tops of the balusters are inserted through the spaced apart holes in the base of the insert. The top rail has a body and a pair of spaced apart legs extending downward from the body. After the system has been assembled the legs engage the uprights of the top rail insert to create a compression fit between the top rail insert and the tops of the balusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: CPG International LLC
    Inventors: Paul Bizzarri, Jason A. Davoll, Michael A. Gori, Richard Arthur Pearson, II, Ronald Keith Turner
  • Patent number: 9790707
    Abstract: A barrier panel is formed of a first rail member and a second rail member with at least one vertical support member mounted to and extending between the first rail member and second rail member. The first rail member includes first openings spaced apart along its length. The second rail member includes second openings spaced apart along its length. Vertical cables are mounted to and extend between the first rail member and second rail member. A first end of each vertical cable is secured within one of the first openings and a second end of each vertical cable is secured within an opposite one of the second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FORTRESS IRON, LP
    Inventors: Kevin T. Burt, Matthew Carlyle Sherstad
  • Patent number: 9556641
    Abstract: A baluster connector for interconnecting a baluster with a hollow end to a portion of a railing system by a fastener having a shaft and a head. The body portion can have an opening of sufficient size to pass the head of the fastener toward the second end of the body to seat against a necked-down portion within the interior of the body. Biasing flanges can extend away from the body to provide resistance when the body is positioned within a hollow end of a baluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Milanowski
  • Patent number: 9499998
    Abstract: A system of anchorage of objects in grounds, includes an anchor base provided with tilted guides for rods or pins to be inserted upon assembly; said base being rigidly connected or having a releasable connection with the object or the structure to be anchored to the ground; and said base being provided with tilted guides in minimum number of three; said guides having parallelepiped crossing section in such a way as to house a rod, each guide, presenting a corresponding section and being inserted when assembling the anchorage to the ground; the single rod having hollow section shape, obtained by folding a sheet of rigid material; the hollow section being open at the folding ends of the rod with a minimum distance equal or higher to a fourth of the length of the side of the parallelepiped section on which it is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Guido Bardelli
  • Patent number: 9458667
    Abstract: A gate for a deck railing is made with composite rails that match the profile and height of the composite rails of the deck railing where the gate is being used. The gate includes a pair of spaced side rails that securely support mounts that fit within the ends of the top and bottom composite rails. In some configurations, a cross brace is used from the top of the side rail with the hinges to the bottom of the other side rail. The gate is assembled from a gate kit that allows the user to provide lengths of the composite deck railings to be used as the top and bottom rails in the gate at locations that match the deck railing in order to provide a strong, durable deck gate that blends in with the deck railing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Roger E. Bugh
  • Patent number: 9243425
    Abstract: A safety barrier system is a visual barrier having a rigid and detachable top and bottom rail. The barrier is of light weight construction, its main components being made of aluminum and nylon. It consists of a top and bottom T-shaped aluminum rail, the rails being joined by nylon straps of various widths that are suspended between the rails, the widths and spacing of the straps depending on the particular configuration, of which there may be a number of variations. At each rail end, both top and bottom rails, there is a loop of nylon strap. The straps are used to fix the barrier to the T-top bollards or star pickets. The top rail ends can include secondary straps for binding the ends of the top rail to the ends of a bottom rail when a section of the safety barrier is rolled up for storage or transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Mark James Scullion
  • Publication number: 20150123061
    Abstract: Shown is a fence post system and a coupling used in such a system for coupling the fence rails and fence posts of metal tubular fences such as those used in horse and cattle ranching operations. A clamp ring is secured about the vertical tubular metal fence post. A pair of clamping body components fit about the horizontal fence rail and are secured by top and bottom tightening bosses and tightening elements. When tightened, the assembly nearly completely circumscribes the exterior surface of the fence rail, providing near 360 degree circumferential contact. The coupling can be articulated in various ways. It can be rotated about the fence post before tightening. It can also be pivoted in a vertical plane to adjust for changes in the elevation of the fence line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Craig Walters
  • Patent number: 8931761
    Abstract: A customizable decorative fencing system. A plurality of stakes, configured to be driven into the ground at selected positions, have projecting portions projecting above the ground. Posts have cavities in lower distal ends thereof. Any stake projecting portion is configured to slide into any post cavity, and be frictionally, removably, interchangeably retained therein. Fence components, including base units, gate units, and end units, include post collars, and hinge collars, respectively, through which any post can slide. Removability and interchangeability of posts with respect to fence components, and removability and interchangeability of posts with respect to stakes, provides for an infinite number of possible fence configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Origin Point Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Duane E. Langenwalter
  • 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: 20140191172
    Abstract: A metal safety rail for open floors of a building under construction includes a baseplate secured to a floor surface, a substantially vertical inner stanchion integrally joined to the baseplate, a substantially vertical outer stanchion slidably disposed over the inner stanchion, and at least one guard member secured to adjacent outer stanchions, whereby a safety rail is ultimately disposed about a peripheral portion of an open floor of a building under construction to prevent workers from falling from the open floor to the ground below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Alfred C. Christoffer, Steve M. Stawychny
  • Publication number: 20140131647
    Abstract: The fence building system which provides for one or more corner posts and H-brace fence sections employs standard system components and a couple of general fence tools. The present system provides for at least one fence post that is slidable over a conventional studded steel T-post. The fence posts disclosed herein can comprise a rigid connector bracket having one end or a swivel connector bracket having two ends. The ends of the brackets mate with an end of a connecting rail. An optional bracket assembly is mountable to one or more fence posts to enable the making of other fence configurations. The present system provides for a fence that is inexpensive to manufacture, is light weight, is easy-to-transport to remote locations, and is easily and quickly installed, dismantled and reused in the field without the use of specialty tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: DILLON FENCING & CONTRACTING, LLC
    Inventor: Scott P. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20140124722
    Abstract: A fence having a plinth formed from sheet material, which in one embodiment is pre-painted galvanized steel, has spaced apart end margins and is profiled to include stiffening formations that extend along the sheet between the end edge margins. The plinth is ideally suited to be used in conjunction with a fence that incorporates fence posts including channels in which the edge margin of the plinth can locate. A method of forming the plinth is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Gram Engineering Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Ronald L. Mann
  • Publication number: 20140124721
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention concerns a metallic bar or post (15) comprising a longitudinal axis; a spine (16) extending along the longitudinal axis; and at least three interconnected arms (17-19), each of which extends along the spine (16) and generally radially from the spine (16), with a free end (20-22) of each said arm (17-19) being tapered in the direction of the free end (20-22) to the spine (16). Other aspects of the invention concern a roll stand and rolling mill for forming the bar or post (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Ashley Dean Olsson, Ashley Norman Olsson, Nathanael Dean Olsson, Stafford James Olsson
  • Patent number: 8613130
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a fence or enclosure (165) and related methods for making a fence panel (65) and for connecting the panel (65) to other panels (65) to form a modular type fence (165). The invention preferably includes a generally planar section (70) of fencing material formed from spaced-apart wires (10, 15), and at least two non-parallel stiffening portions (80, 85) deforming the fence section (65) from the aforementioned generally planar configuration (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Larsen
  • Patent number: 8523150
    Abstract: A barrier, such as fence panel, is formed from a plurality of channel-shaped rails and plurality of upright members. Each upright member traverses the rail channels of the rails forming the barrier and is mechanically connected to the rail, such that the upright member is selectively tiltable with respect to the rail within an angular adjustment range. The mechanical connection between rail and upright member may be formed by a weld, such as a resistance weld, by a permanent adhesive, or with a fastener such as bolt or screw. A tab that extends from the rail web may be used to connect a rail to an upright member. The tab may depend from a bracket installed within the rail channel, or may be cut out and bent into the channel from the web. The tab is rotatable about an axis situated at or adjacent the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Edward L. Gibbs, Fred L. Givens, Gary W. Vonnahme
  • Publication number: 20130221300
    Abstract: A pool safety fence that includes a plurality of built-in and retractable latch mechanisms, a plurality of mesh fence panels that allows one or more persons to see through either side of the pool safety fence and a plurality of hinges that are attached to the mesh fence panels which allow the pool safety fence to fold-up to be stored. The pool safety fence also includes a plurality of ground stakes that are inserted into a ground surface to secure and stabilize the pool safety fence to the ground surface when in use, a plurality of multi-directional wheels that are disposed underneath each the mesh fence panel to allow the pool safety fence to be easily transferred or positioned and a motor to provide power to move the mesh fence panels into place as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Shannon Weber, Karsten Weber
  • Patent number: 8356801
    Abstract: A fence panel, a method of erecting the same, and a corresponding fence panel kit having a plurality of pickets and a plurality of multi-element rails. The rails include anchor strips that are pivotally pre-attached to the plurality of pickets, resulting in a subassembly that can be folded to an initial compact, folded configuration of the pickets and anchor strips. The subassembly can be unfolded, allowing elongate picket positioning strips to be mounted onto the pickets and the anchor strips. Locking strips are then mounted onto the anchor strips, securing the picket positioning strips in place and completing the assembly of the multi-element rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventors: Keith Howard, Joe DeSouza
  • Patent number: 8286948
    Abstract: The railing system comprises at least one elongated rail having a plurality of spaced-apart openings. It also has a plurality of elongated pickets having opposite ends, each picket having at least one end provided with at least two spaced-apart retaining tabs initially extending lengthwise and configured to be inserted through a corresponding one of the openings of the rail. The tabs of the pickets are outwardly bendable to rigidly connect the pickets to the rail. This type of connection can be quickly achieved and lowers the manufacturing costs of railing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Williams Interlocking Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Luc Williams
  • Patent number: 8276887
    Abstract: A building element (10) is formed from sheet material having opposite major surfaces (11, 12) that extend between longitudinal edges (13, 14). Margins of the sheet adjacent the longitudinal edges are turned out of a mid-plane of the sheet to form opposite profiled sections (15 and 16). The major surfaces (11, 12) of the building element have different surface characteristics, and one profiled section has one of the major surfaces as its outer surface, and the other profiled section has the other major surface as its outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Gram Engineering Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ronald Leslie Mann
  • Publication number: 20120112148
    Abstract: An architecture is presented that provides a barrier device for protecting recreational fires from accidental intrusion by small children and animals. The barrier device comprises a plurality of gate panels linearly connected by a plurality of hinge elements. A fastening element is employed to selectively engage the outer two gate panels so that they may be connected together. When in use, the plurality of gate elements rotate about the plurality of hinge elements to form a seven-sided polygon-shaped configuration that is connected together by the fastening element. Typically, a user arranges the fastened barrier device around the fire. The open structure of the gate panels prevents access to the fire by small children or animals while allowing easy viewing and access to the fire by adults.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Russell Hammond
  • Patent number: 8152141
    Abstract: A customizable decorative fencing system. A plurality of stakes, configured to be driven into the ground at selected positions, have projecting portions projecting above the ground. Posts have cavities in lower distal ends thereof. Any stake projecting portion is configured to slide into any post cavity, and be frictionally, removably, interchangeably retained therein. Fence components, including base units, gate units, and end units, include post collars, and hinge collars, respectively, through which any post can slide. Removability and interchangeability of posts with respect to fence components, and removability and interchangeability of posts with respect to stakes, provides for an infinite number of possible fence configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Origin Point Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Duane Langenwalter
  • Publication number: 20120049143
    Abstract: A barrier fencing arrangement, including a foundation member positioned at least partially below a ground surface, wherein the foundation member includes a body with a top portion and at least one fin extending from the body. An extension member, having a body attached to or integral with the body of the foundation member, extends from the top portion of the body of the foundation member at least partially above the ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MFPF, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Reinert, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120018691
    Abstract: An unrollable safety system has a box (15) accommodating a net (11) which contains a device with a rotatable shaft on which the net (11) can be rolled up and out. One or more supports (12, 25) can be positioned specific distances away from the box (15). Moreover, at least one longitudinal element (16), preferably a rope, that can be pulled out of the box (15) and can be held by the positioned supports (12, 25) is provided on which the net (11) is rolled out and held like a curtain by means of brackets (21). The net (11), as meshwork, is flexible, and so designed to be able to roll up, it being produced from a plurality of wires, ropes and/or cords bent in coil shapes. The wires (13), ropes and/or cords bend in coil shapes are preferably aligned perpendicularly to the direction of pulling out the net (11) so that the net can be rolled up on the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: GEOBRUGG AG
    Inventor: Andrea Roth
  • Publication number: 20110278525
    Abstract: A palisade security fencing assembly 10 with a plurality of spaced upright posts 12, with cross bars 16A, B and C extending therebetween. A plurality of pale members 18 are mounted to the cross bars 16A, B and C. The pale members 18 are profiled to define a recess facing the cross bars 16A, B and C. The pale members 18 are mounted to the cross bars 16A, B, C by rivet arrangements 36, with a front end 38 of the rivet arrangements 36 located in the recess, and a rear end 40 of the rivet arrangement 36 on the rear side of the cross bar 16A, B and C, thereby substantially preventing unauthorised access to the rivet arrangements 36.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: BARKERS ENGINEERING LIMITED
    Inventor: Gerald Dale
  • Patent number: 8028974
    Abstract: There is provided a fence post having a web and locating elements for engagement with an end portion of a barrier panel. The web has opposite inner and outer surfaces, and is profiled to facilitate alignment of the fence post with another said post when those posts are arranged back to back with the outer surfaces of the webs in abutting relation. The web incorporates at least one longitudinal groove that in use provides a channel between the abutting webs of fence posts for drainage of water from between the posts. There is also provided an intermediate fence post assembly having two of the posts arranged back to back with their respective webs in abutting relation, as well as a fence incorporating a plurality of the fence posts and/or fence post assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Gram Engineering Pty Limited
    Inventor: Ronald Leslie Mann
  • Publication number: 20110180773
    Abstract: A fence post cap is fabricated of thin-walled material with a cap portion above a plurality of depending walls. A first wall has an inwardly and upwardly extending thin-walled first protrusion with a first upper edge providing a mouth between the first wall adjacent the first upper edge and the first upper edge. Likewise, a second side wall, opposite the first side wall, has an inwardly and upwardly extending thin-walled second protrusion with a second upper edge providing a mouth between the second side wall adjacent the second upper edge and the second upper edge. The protrusions can be positioned so that they are opposite one another such that a shortest distance between the first wall adjacent the first protrusion and the second wall adjacent the second protrusion is greater than a shortest distance between the first wall inwardly extending portion and the second wall inwardly extending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: 1461043 ONTARIO LIMITED
    Inventor: Carlos Pacheco
  • Publication number: 20110163287
    Abstract: The present invention is a strong, rigid, safety barricade system that is made of a material that is either corrugated or solid and can be assembled around a work or dangerous site to prevent or deter entry thereto and avoid resulting injury or interference with work. The safety barricade system consists of interlocking panels that attach to each other by sliding two, slotted, rigid flaps on the lateral end of one panel into the two slots that form the rigid flaps of another panel, and such panels are attached to an existing structure by use of a U-shaped rod that connects to a panel on one side and, by a suction cup, to the existing structure on the other. After interconnection, the panels are locked in place using a U-shaped interconnecting rod and an irreversible plastic “tie.” The barricade system is lightweight, easy to assemble and portable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Samuel Joseph Massameno
  • Publication number: 20110049452
    Abstract: There is provided a gate (10) and a method for assembling the gate (10). The gate (10) comprises a pair of opposite side frame members (20, 22) wherein each said side frame member has a respective aperture (32), the apertures being disposed opposite to one another. The gate also includes a pair of opposite end frame members (24, 26) and infill means typically in the form of an infill panel (12) for restricting egress through the gate (10). The pair of end frame members (24, 26) span from one of the side frame members (20, 22) to the other of the side frame members (20, 22), and opposite ends of one of the end frame members are received in the apertures (32) of the side frame members. The end frame members and the side frame members form a peripheral frame about the infill means (12), and at least one of the apertures (32) in the side frame members is dimensioned for permitting relative movement of the end frame members (24, 26) toward each other to fixedly hold the infill means in position within the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: GRAM ENGINEERING PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: RONALD LESLIE MANN
  • Publication number: 20100327244
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing fence comprises: a guard net provided in a stretched state between main posts provided to stand at a predetermined interval; a safety net attached between a skirt of the guard net and a ground; and a member joining an upper rim of the safety net to the skirt of the guard net as well as securing a lower rim of the safety net to the ground, the member including a horizontal support rope member provided along the lower rim of the safety net and a plurality of hillside support rope members connecting between a plurality of points of the horizontal support rope member and a plurality of hillside anchors, the safety net being allowed to deform in an extended manner following deflection and deformation of the guard net, while maintaining a gap below the guard net in a closed state, in case of rockfall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishita, Tomohiro Fujii, Toshimitsu Nomura
  • Publication number: 20100252792
    Abstract: A handrail assembly configured for grasping by a. pedestrian is provided and included a railing formed from an extruded metal such as aluminum. The railing includes an integrally formed channel running a length thereof within the interior of the railing. The channel includes a threaded portion for receiving a fastener for mounting the handrail assembly to a mounting assembly for interconnection to a wall. The mounting assembly includes a fastener secured within a bracket post that extends downwardly from the railing of the handrail assembly. The fastener of the bracket post is self-threaded onto the railing through a pilot hole drilled into the bottom surface of the railing. The bracket post is coupled to a bracket by way of a fastener to thereby mount the bracket to a wall so as to secure the handrail assembly to the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Matthew Bennett
  • Publication number: 20100243979
    Abstract: The invention encompasses a substantially animal-proof barrier (“APB”) that includes (a) two supports that are laterally spaced apart to define a substantially vertical plane there between; (b) fencing material that is attached to each of the supports and spans the defined substantially vertical plane to form a simple barrier that has a top edge, a bottom edge, a front surface and a back surface, wherein the simple barrier divides a domain into a first area and a second area; and (c) a hood having an inner surface, the hood originating from the top edge of the simple barrier. An angle formed by the inner surface of the hood and the front surface of the simple barrier measures about 10 degrees to about 80 degrees, such that a channel having a substantially V-shaped cross section is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Vanquish Fencing, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald E. Moore
  • Patent number: 7744065
    Abstract: A railing system includes an upper core member having a cap connector. In a first embodiment, a railing system includes a cap member having a cap flange that detachably couples with the cap connector on the upper core member. The cap member forms an enclosed conduit between the cap member and the upper core member. In a second embodiment, a kit for fabricating a railing span is contained in a packaging. The kit includes an upper core member and lower core member having selected lengths and a plurality of balusters for connection between the upper and lower core members. In a third aspect of the invention, a method of routing an opening for a baluster used in an inclined railing structure includes the step of plunging a router bit into a side of a component at an angle based on the installed angle of the inclined railing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Railing Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Terrels, Christopher Michael Schneider
  • Patent number: 7690629
    Abstract: A modular rail and post fence system. The fence system includes a plurality of rail assemblies with each rail assembly formed from a pair of panels. Each panel has a pair of sidewalls joined together at an angle to form an angled edge wherein the pair of panels are joined together to form a rail assembly. A plurality of elongated posts are also provided. Each elongated post has at least one longitudinal recess with a pair of opposed protrusions extending into the longitudinal recess. At least one pair of notches in the pair of opposed protrusions is provided whereby the angled edges of each rail assembly are received in one pair of notches of the elongated posts. The entire system may be fabricated, assembled, and installed without fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Briggs Rainbow Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Benton Briggs, Dean Barkley Briggs
  • Patent number: 7677534
    Abstract: A decorative fencing system is provided for use as a small fence or decorative accent for a yard. The fencing system comprises several different structural components that may be joined in various combinations so as to create a limitless number of different configurations or arrangements. The components include base units, decorative end units and gate units, each of which may be attached to the other components in any combination thereof. Each of these components are attached to post sections which are inserted through post rings or post hinges on the individual components to thereby allow for each component to be rotated to the desired position relative to the post section. The post sections are secured to the ground by means of stakes that are first driven into the ground and the post section is then inserted into a sleeve in the stake to thereby provide support and stability for the fencing system. A separate and smaller pin is provided on the end units to anchor these components to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Garden Zone, LLC
    Inventor: Duane Langenwalter
  • Publication number: 20090309085
    Abstract: There is provided a fence post having a web and locating elements for engagement with an end portion of a barrier panel. The web has opposite inner and outer surfaces, and is profiled to facilitate alignment of the fence post with another said post when those posts are arranged back to back with the outer surfaces of the webs in abutting relation. The web incorporates at least one longitudinal groove that in use provides a channel between the abutting webs of fence posts for drainage of water from between the posts. There is also provided an intermediate fence post assembly having two of the posts arranged back to back with their respective webs in abutting relation, as well as a fence incorporating a plurality of the fence posts and/or fence post assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald Leslie Mann
  • Patent number: 7587860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a landscaper trellis that would feature basket hangers and a solar light incorporated into its design. The trellis would measure roughly 8 feet long and 8 feet high. The curved framework would consist of two lattice panels stretching between three support poles, and be made of a material comprising treated lumber, durable plastic, or a metal. The invention provides an attractive setting with the ability to hold planters, and provide lighting when necessary anywhere without requiring an external electrical source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventors: Aqueelah Ilyas, Muhammad Ilyas
  • Publication number: 20090152521
    Abstract: The invention relates to a manufacturing process and a multifunctional tubular post for fences obtained thereby, the posts (1) being used as support for a fence with wire netting, each of the posts having a plurality of joining elements (2-2?), the process comprising the steps of cutting from a laminated sheet reel a sheet portion (3), folding said sheet portion until achieving a tubular body, the free ends thereof being opposite, and joining said free ends. The process additionally comprises a cold-forming step between the cutting step and the folding step in order to define a plurality of grooves (4-5), the position and shape of which coincide with the position and shape of the joining elements (2-2?), the length of the mentioned grooves (4-5) being equivalent to the length of the outer contour of the joining elements (2-2?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Carlos Serrano Vicario
  • Publication number: 20090121206
    Abstract: A fence system including a fence post and a rail inserted into and supported by the fence post. The rail being an elongated member having a channel or U-shaped cross section defined by a web member and parallel leg members attached to the web member. The rail is inserted into an aperture located in a sidewall of the post. The aperture having a shape or configuration that is substantially the same as the cross-sectional shape of the rail. Accordingly, any gaps between the opening or aperture in the post and the rail, once the rail is inserted into the post, are minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Rosario Esposito
  • Publication number: 20080276548
    Abstract: A cellular building block including a middle beam and two legs. The cellular building block having the first leg coupled to the middle beam such that the leg is perpendicular to the middle beam and a second leg coupled to the middle beam such that the leg is perpendicular to the middle beam and spaced apart from the first leg, the first leg and the second leg having an inside edge and an outside edge. Having at least one barb located on the inside edge of the first leg and on the inside edge of the second leg and further configured to lock into a recess. The cellular building blocks connect in a two dimensional or three dimensional pattern and a produce a structured material that holds itself together and exhibits beneficial characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Wennberg
  • Publication number: 20080217596
    Abstract: A modular fencing structure which comprises a plurality of spaced-apart, vertical support posts, which are secured in the ground by burying them a predetermined depth, optionally in concrete or the like. A plurality of horizontal support rails are fastened to the posts, interconnecting them and providing an attachment point for mounting the security panels. The security panels are manufactured from galvanized steel, are ribbed to provide maximum integrity, and are fastened to the horizontal support rails by means of one-way, tech-screw security fasteners or welding. Additional security measures, such as barbed wire or razor ribbon, are easily attachable to the top of the posts for applications where ultimate security is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: John C. Dolan
  • Publication number: 20080001134
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to multi-piece fence posts that include: (a) a first anchor (typically metal) fence post member having opposing first and second end portions, wherein, in position, the first end portion is configured to reside underground; (b) a second (typically metal) fence post member having opposing first and second end portions; and (c) a coupler configured to snugly hold the second end portion of the first anchor metal fence post member and the first end portion of the second metal fence post member to thereby define an elongate fence post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: James William Coley
  • Patent number: 7267324
    Abstract: An interlocking steel fencing system having posts and rails made from tubular steel, the posts and rails being either round or rectangular in shape, the posts having openings therein which correspond with the shape of a rail designed to be inserted therein, the end posts being provided with openings only on one side thereof, while in-line posts are provided with openings parallel to one another and corner posts are provided with openings in ninety-degree relation to one another, the end posts and corner posts being provided with spacer bars therein with which the rails are firmly abutted during assembly, and these posts being further provided with a locking cap to prevent removal of the spacer bars, the fencing system designed to be assembled such that each rail abuts the adjacent rail at a central location within the post or, on an end or corner post, abuts a spacer bar within the post and wherein the post openings are slightly larger than the rails to allow the fencing system to traverse uneven topography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Warren F. Young
  • Patent number: 7246792
    Abstract: An ornamental fence insert for a picket fence. The picket fence is of the type having two upper rails and a plurality of pickets extending through the rails to define spaces therebetween. The ornamental fence insert, having diametrically opposed projecting brackets, with each bracket having a pair of opposed sidewalls is adapted for installation in one of the spaces by straddling and engaging the pickets or the rails without the aid of welding or riveting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Iron Eagle Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Nicola Leone, Joseph Isopo
  • Patent number: 7168689
    Abstract: A sturdy aluminum pedestrian and bicyclist safety railing that reduces the amount of welding required during construction, comprising top and bottom rigid bars, each having a longitudinal, radially extending exterior passage and a plurality of aluminum pickets mounted within said bar top and bottom channels and held apart by a plurality of spacer plugs that interlock and snap snugly into each top and bottom bar channel and act as spacers to separate the pickets. The top and bottom bars may be welded together at each end of the railing to hold the entire unit together, retaining the plurality of rigid pickets that are substantially perpendicular (or inclined) to the top and bottom bars. The pickets are supported in the top and bottom bar channels without welding for increased strength and reduced cost of construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Pedro P. Giralt
  • Patent number: 7159853
    Abstract: A barrier such as a fence is formed by welding conductive upright members to conductive U-shaped rails by a projection resistance welding process. The rail includes at least one weld-forming region which projects within the rail channel, and may be formed wither as a ridge, or as a longitudinally spaced series of nipple-shaped projections. The upright member is transversely positioned within the rail channel in contact with the weld-forming region. A welding current transmitted between the upright member and the rail causes the weld-forming region to at least partially melt and form a weld within the rail channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventors: Edward L. Gibbs, Fred L. Givens, Gary W. Vonnahme
  • Patent number: 7134646
    Abstract: A privacy fencing system may be completely roll formed out of all aluminum and other various metals. This fence bolts together entirely to simulate the traditional old wood privacy picket fence, but does not deteriorate over time as a normal wood fence. Moreover, means are provided for facilitating air to flow through the privacy fence, for adjusting the privacy fence height to non-level terrains, and for maintaining a straight line privacy fence over non-level terrains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventors: Roy C. Brooks, Randle D. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 7121531
    Abstract: A gate assembly with moving gate members with one pivoting end and a moving end. This moving end includes upper and lower tubular members that receive the ends of a protruding reinforcement member mounted to a housing for the locking hardware. The ends of the protruding reinforcement member extend internally a sufficient distance to enhance the structural integrity of the moving end. The reinforcement member readily aligns the housing with the tubular members of the moving end and provides a sturdy structure that is tamper proof. Through openings in the walls of the housing cooperate to permit the operation of the locking hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Jesus Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 7055806
    Abstract: A rail barricade includes a bottom rail and a U-shaped body frame having a top rail and a pair of vertical rails. A plurality of vertical spokes are located between the vertical rails. The bottom rail further includes an opposing pair of curved ends each having a projection that is received in a notch in one of the vertical rails. The connection is then welded. A foot is pivotally attached to each of the vertical rails. Hooks are attached to one of the vertical rails for attachment of a second rail barricade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Stageright Corporation
    Inventors: John S. York, Jr., Timothy J. Hockemeyer