Panel Patents (Class 256/24)
  • Patent number: 11123630
    Abstract: A playing field boundary for a small playing field, which is modularly constructed of fence elements (16) in the form of plates or panels and vertical posts, to which these fence elements (16) are attached. The individual panels of the fence elements are bordered at least on the top by approximately horizontally running handrail profiles (17), wherein butt connectors (18) are respectively provided, which each overarch two adjacent handrail profiles (17) across a part of their length at the region where they meet. The butt connectors (18) each connect two adjacent fence elements (16) among one another, wherein fastening devices extending in the transverse direction to the handrail profiles (17) are provided in order to connect one butt connector (18) each to two adjacent handrail profiles (17) respectively. and wherein shearing/pressure elements are provided in the region of the butt connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SoccerGround GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Spremberg, Natalie Rekittke
  • Patent number: 11091931
    Abstract: Disclosed a fence frame and a fence system. The fence frame includes a framework, wheel bodies rotatably connected to two sides of the bottom of the framework, and a plurality of storage racks movably arranged on the end surface of the framework. A fixed net is arranged in the framework, and one side wall of the framework is provided with a connecting net. The wheel bodies can be horizontally/vertically fixed on the bottom of the framework. The fence system is mainly composed of the above fence frame and a plurality of fence assembly units arranged on the fence frame. The fence assembly units are detachably connected with the fence frame in sequence. The fence frame of the present invention realizes convenience in disassembling and assembling, facilitates the transfer and reuse of the assembly units; and enhances the stability of the assembly units and the overall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Ruomei Li, Kan Shi
  • Patent number: 11053688
    Abstract: An adjustable clamping system for mounting a glass balustrade. The adjustable clamping system comprises of a base shoe with a U-shaped channel, a first L-shaped plate, a second L-shaped plate and a third L-shaped plate which a tilting mechanism sits on the short-upright arm and the long-upright arm is engaged to the glass balustrade from an outside and to the tilting mechanism from an inside. The tilting mechanism comprises of a first-block and a second-cube, an L-shaped block at the bottom, and two wedge parts between the L-shaped block and the first-block and the second-cube, and wherein the first-cube, the second-block and the L-shaped block connected together by two socket screws, by turning the socket screws, two wedge parts at a top portion and a bottom portion of the tilting mechanism move to the right and left and push to the right-side wall of the base shoe to adjust the glass balustrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Ali Ravan, Henry Mercieca
  • Patent number: 11053707
    Abstract: A privacy and sound barrier fence system and apparatus is disclosed. The fence is erected with interlocking horizontal or vertical panels which are held in place by posts at the ends of the boards. The boards are equipped with a tongue and groove system, configured to enable the boards to interlock, forming a solid wall segment. Each segment, referred to as a module, may be connected at a 90 degree angle, to permit a turn in the fence. Adjustable mounting points on the posts allow for the modules to be disposed in a step orientation or at a slope for non-level terrain. The boards ensure that the erected fence remains aesthetically pleasing from both the front and rear of the fence. The fence system does not employ any structural rain reinforcement connecting the posts, and is capable of withstanding hurricane-strength winds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: RRM Composites LLC.
    Inventor: Roberto Lebrija
  • Patent number: 11040841
    Abstract: A control panel is configured to operate one or more dock devices in a loading dock environment. The control panel can be supported at least in part by a bollard disposed in the loading dock environment. In one form, the bollard is configured to contain portions of the control panel and dock devices including sensors, lights, and the like. In one form, the control panel and one or more dock devices are mounted to a preexisting bollard to add functionality to the loading dock environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Olmsted, Casparus Cate, Randall Lee Planck
  • Patent number: 10982404
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a stake with a first end portion configured to support a component and a second end portion, an anti-twist device formed on the second end portion, and a stabilizing component formed on the second end portion between the anti-twist device and the first end portion. Corresponding systems and methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Jones
  • Patent number: 10876299
    Abstract: A fastening system suitable for attaching a cladding panel to a structural substrate comprising: a first and second panel support profile member, each of the first and second panel support profile members comprising a first arm, a second arm and a bridging portion intermediate the first and second arm. The bridging portion is configured to be attachable to either a cladding panel or a structural substrate. The first arm of each of the first and second panel support profile members further comprises a projecting member; wherein the configuration of the second arm and at least a portion of the bridging portion of each of the first and second panel support profile member defines a recess; and wherein the first and second panel support profile members seat together such that the first and second panel support profile members interlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventor: Thayne Dye
  • Patent number: 10858857
    Abstract: An anti-climbing device on a fence (7) with angled arms (2) as protective devices having a planar element (1) fastened to the protective device. The planar element is connected to the protective device via force sensors (3). The force sensors are operatively connected to an evaluation unit (4). The force sensors are load cells which predominantly detect loading or load reduction in the direction of gravity. The planar element is fastened along the plane spanned by the arms and the planar element is connected via the force sensors to the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Stefan Doelling
  • Patent number: 10844563
    Abstract: A flood protection system comprises a plurality of stackable planks which mount at their ends to a building wall with a water tight seal. The wall mount includes a flat gasket portion directly affixed to the building and outwardly extending protrusions having a substantially T-shaped configuration located thereon such that a uniquely shaped gasket connected to a plank engages the substantially T-shaped outer portion of the protrusions to permit rapid stacking and disassembly of planks. The extruded aluminum planks include internal ribbing to provide added strength while eliminating the excessive weight of conventional planks. Unique anchor means may also be provided to stabilize the planks where long spans are involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: William J. Coleman
  • Patent number: 10844576
    Abstract: A safety barrier for an excavating machine, the safety barrier including: a first body configured to be located adjacent an ecrind of a walkway of the excavating machine; and a second body moveably connected to the first body, the second body being configured to move between an access position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Michael William Magnussen
  • Patent number: 10837180
    Abstract: A panel structure including structural members connected together by a friction stir welding process. The structure includes a plurality of cross members, wherein each of the plurality of cross members is parallel to the other cross members in the plurality of cross members and wherein at least one of the plurality of cross members. An end cap member is positioned orthogonally to each of the plurality of cross members and connected to an end of each of the plurality of cross members. The end cap member includes a plurality of flanges, and each of the plurality of flanges includes a chamfered portion that fits within an opening at the end of one of the plurality of cross members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HFW SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan Matthew Tweedy, Chad Daniel Westendorf, Casey Dean Allen
  • Patent number: 10760294
    Abstract: A safety cover configured to be releasably secured to an exposed portion of a construction element so as to provide improved visibility thereof and provide impalement protection. The safety cover includes a body having an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion and lower portion of the body are integrally formed wherein the lower portion of the body extends downward from the lower surface of the upper portion. The lower portion of the body includes three receiving members equidistantly positioned along the width of the upper portion. The three receiving members include walls forming a cavity having an opening operable to provide access thereto. The upper portion further has a top member superposed thereon. Furthermore, a cap member is superposed the upper portion of the body with the top member being intermediate the upper portion and the cap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Pulizzi
  • Patent number: 10697170
    Abstract: Set of shapes for retaining a glass plate, including a first shape (10) having a base plate (11) from which project columns (12a, 12b) between which define a longitudinal channel (13), having at the upper end of each column a longitudinal groove (14, 15). Second shapes (20) arranged vertically aligned on each column of the first shape, this second shape having at its lower end an appendix (22) complementary to the groove (14, 15); presenting the upper end of the second shape on its edge of its internal face a longitudinal recess (27?) that determines the means of seating and securing a third shape (30). Said third shape each has an upper surface (32, 32?) that sits on the upper end (27) of the second shape, with a longitudinal fold complementary to the longitudinal recess (27?) of the second shape and within which it sits in retention. The upper surface (32, 32?) projects downwards attached to the external surface (12, 24) of (10, 20) covering the joint between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Pablo Remo Mazzola Vernengo
  • Patent number: 10609895
    Abstract: A pet fence according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a plurality of vertical frames arranged in an annular shape and inclined toward an inner side; a side surface sheet including a mesh portion and stretched so as to extend between the adjacent vertical frames; and a non-stretchable bottom surface sheet located at a bottom surface of the pet fence. Lower end portions of the vertical frames are restricted from moving toward an outer side by being fixed to the non-stretchable bottom surface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIHON IKUJI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ritsusou Ishisako
  • Patent number: 10557270
    Abstract: In a railing system comprising a railing panel frontage which extends continuously along the course of the railing and consists of a plurality of mutually adjacent railing panels, in order to increase an additional resistance and security against destruction, an additional securing element, which, given a properly erected railing, extends between a handrail profile, resting on the railing panels, and a structural body or a holding profile disposed on the structural body and connects the handrail profile to the structural body or the holding profile, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Q-Railing Europe GMBH & CO. Kg
    Inventor: Frans Groeneweg
  • Patent number: 10533590
    Abstract: Provided are a connector and a connection system for concrete barriers. The connector is configured to slip-fit into a cross-shaped gap formed between the concrete barriers. The connector includes a saddle member and a fork member. The saddle member includes a base plate and peripheral plates. The peripheral plates extend at angles from the base plate to define a channel extending along the length of the base plate. The fork member extends from the base plate of the saddle member. The fork member includes an elongated base, flanges, and legs. The elongated base extends in the channel between the peripheral plates at least along the width of the base plate. The flanges are transverse to the elongated base forming a cross-shaped structure disposed in the channel with the flanges that extend toward the open ends of the channel. The legs extend separately from the elongated base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: JCNY Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Esposito, Carlos A. Casal
  • Patent number: 10507377
    Abstract: Rate of deceleration is an important factor in determining the severity of injuries possibly sustained when participants collide with a wall assembly while playing, for example, ice hockey. Decreasing the rate of deceleration of the participant during such a collision with a wall assembly, by extending the distance over which a participant decelerates, is a key factor in reducing head and spinal injuries. The present disclosure provides apparatuses for decreasing the rate of deceleration by providing a wall assembly having a moveable piece that includes a first position and a plurality of second positions with a bias of the moveable piece to the first position. The movable wall assembly can move independently of a support frame, thereby further decreasing the rate of deceleration of a participant in a collision. The movable wall assembly can be supported on a base and slidable with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Dean L. Sicking
  • Patent number: 10458180
    Abstract: A fence gate assembly comprises an upright having a longitudinal opening and a lateral opening. The assembly also includes an insert received within the longitudinal opening and coupled to the upright. The insert also includes a support portion extending from a rear wall. The assembly further includes a rail at least partially received within a cavity of the insert, the rail including a channel configured to at least partly receive the support portion therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Grant Wright, Christopher Rolland Clark, Christopher Michael Schneider
  • Patent number: 10448754
    Abstract: A clamp includes two clamping units spaced apart from each other, each of which includes a supporting mount, a tightening block and a tightening bolt. The supporting mount has an inclined guide face which faces an object to be clamped, and two through holes through which two fasteners respectively extend to engage an installation plane. The tightening block has a sliding face abutting against the inclined guide face, and is fastened on the supporting mount by the tightening bolt. A threaded portion of the tightening bolt passes through a passage hole of the tightening block to engage an engagement hole of the supporting mount, so that the tightening block is compelled by the tightening bolt to move along the inclined guide face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Door & Window Hardware Co.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chang, Ko-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 10426056
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes a plurality of posts and a plurality of cage panels, wherein each of the cage panels is removably coupled to one or more of the plurality of posts, wherein a nominal width of each of the cage panels is congruent based on a modulus, wherein an actual width of each of the cage panels is equal to a difference between the nominal width of the cage panel and the width of one of the plurality of posts, and wherein any combination of a subset of the plurality of cage panels coupled in a common orientation to a subset of the plurality of posts has a combined width, between respective centers of end posts of the subset of the plurality of posts, that is congruent based on the modulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: EQUINIX, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M McNair
  • Patent number: 10316539
    Abstract: A reinforced pole structure used in the construction of a swimming pool safety barrier fence having flexible, lightweight mesh panels attached to a spaced arrangement of vertically oriented metal poles, wherein a lower end portion of each pole is fitted within a mounting receptacle in the deck. Each pole includes a bendable reinforcement insert fixed within a hollow interior of the pole at a lower end zone extending from a bottom end of the pole and beyond the lower end portion. The reinforcement insert includes a PVC pipe section with a solid core. In the event a metal pole breaks at the lower end zone as a result of an external force applied thereto, the reinforcement insert can be bent back straight, thereby allowing the pole to be used functionally until replaced with a new pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Eric Lupton
  • Patent number: 10309091
    Abstract: A deck includes a railing formed of a hollow post and a peg that is press fit into the interior of the hollow post. A frame member has at least one hole passing from an exterior of the frame member to an interior of the frame member, wherein the peg is inserted in the hole and is secured to the frame member through frictional contact with surfaces on the interior of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Steven V. McNamee
  • Patent number: 10301842
    Abstract: A unique springable hand-free-self-locking self-centering bracket-clamp fence system comprises fence-post base systems, fence-post systems, springable hand-free-self-locking self-centering bracket-clamp systems, board-expansion-internal-gap rail systems, stackable interlocking fence-board systems, and fence-post-covering cap systems. The fence-post base systems are for supporting the fence-post systems, respectively. The fence-post systems are for supporting the board-expansion-internal-gap rail systems, respectively. The board-expansion-internal-gap rail systems are for supporting the stackable interlocking fence-board systems, respectively. The fence-post-covering cap systems are for preventing water penetration to the inside of the fence-post systems, respectively. The fence-post systems have multiple bracket-clamp-locking jaw slots and multiple bracket-clamp-centering grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Dee Volin
  • Patent number: 10202804
    Abstract: Yard fences and land enclosures typically have a gate or other door structure that requires some sort of hinge, latch and looks different in overall appearance from the rest of the structure (just as the front door of a house appears different from the outer wall). Presented here is a simple mechanism by which any part of commonly used fences can be implemented as a fence opening. When closed, it appears as a continuous fence. However, when implementing the teaching herein, the space between any two fence posts can become a fence opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Rajiv R. Prasad
  • Patent number: 10190331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of railing and fencing systems. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention relate to modular railing/fencing systems comprising extruded aluminum railings with cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC) panel inserts having an impact resistance of up to about 350 lb/ft2, which combined provide a system capable of withstanding significant external forces. Particular embodiments of the invention include modular fencing systems comprising: a) one or more upright vertical post members; b) upper and lower horizontal guardrails with a longitudinal panel-receiving channel; c) one or more cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC) panel inserts operably configured for insertion in the panel-receiving channels of the upper and lower guardrails; d) wherein, upon installation, the system is capable of receiving a load normal to the panel ranging from about 180 to about 360 lb/ft2 without failure. Cellular PVC panels for use in such systems are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Warren Delafield, Roger D. Clark, Jr., Jeffrey Delafield
  • Patent number: 10030393
    Abstract: This invention relates to a mount for a panel for use as a balustrade, such as a glass pane, comprising a body having at least one curved side surface and at least one clamping member configured to clamp an edge of the panel with respect to the body and having at least one adjacent side surface configured to cooperate with the curved surface of the body for pivoting the panel with respect to the body on actuation of at least one actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Stainless Outdoors Limited, Hardware and Glass Group Limited
    Inventors: John Scott Spence, Wayne Edward Austin
  • Patent number: 10029168
    Abstract: A dasher board assembly provides enhanced safety, such as for ice hockey rinks. The assembly is constructed so that on low height impacts a dampening material with at least one of a damping coefficient of about 1.7-3.2×104 N-s/m, a spring constant of about 1.5-3.0×106 N/m, and a loss coefficient greater than 0.15, absorbs the impact. On high height impacts both the dampening material and deflection of cantilevered generally vertical polygonal aluminum tubes absorb the impact. The assembly results in a Head Injury Criteria of less than 250 for all realistic scenarios, and a reduction of HIC values of at least 30% compared to an equivalent assembly with a rigid frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Kapsalis, Bryan Brutlag, Kevin Beauregard, Cory Crean, Carly Kristine Antonucci, Aren Yale Paster, Mark Walter Steiner
  • Patent number: 9896870
    Abstract: An enclosure having identical ribbed stanchions and panels, and a gate which may be pivotably hung from the stanchions such that it swings in either direction, and may be opened from either side, depending on the assembly of the enclosure, is described. This enables the enclosure to be assembled and disassembled without having to identify the supporting members and without having to purchase right- and left-handed gates. A latch which may be opened from both inside and outside of the enclosure is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Gator Kennels LLC
    Inventors: Joshua A. Robinson, Kirk A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9816276
    Abstract: It is known for balustrades and partitions to be formed from a flat panel, such as glass, and for such panels to be anchored along a lower edge and substantially unsupported at an upper edge. Vertical alignment of such panels has been achieved by ensuring that the trough in which they are anchored is itself precisely aligned on a horizontal, such that any flat panel inserted therein stands in a vertical plane. According to the invention, a panel may be aligned with its major face in a substantially vertical plane, even when the trough is located with its base substantially not horizontal. In addition, the panel may be held in the base of the trough by the force of an adjustment part on a first joint surface, thereby increasing stability of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Angus Noble
  • Patent number: 9752327
    Abstract: A support for a rigid panel (16) comprising an elongate channel (12) for attaching to a surface, at least one cradle (14) for receiving an edge of the panel, each cradle being receivable in the elongate channel and angularly adjustable about a longitudinal axis relative thereto, and locking means (18, 20) for securing the or each cradle to the elongate channel in an adjusted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Andrzej Poradzisz
  • Patent number: 9587406
    Abstract: A panel railing has a dimensionally stable U-shaped profile. Between the two limbs of the U-shaped profile, the base region of a glass pane is held in a clamped manner. A spacer body and a rod body are arranged in the opening region of the U-shaped profile between the glass pane and one limb. The rod body is provided in an upper, free edge region of at least one of the two limbs. The rod body is placed in a pressing manner with its one outer face against the limb and with its other outer face, which lies opposite the former, against the glass pane. On the inner side of the limb, there is at least one projection which protrudes from said limb in the direction of the glass pane and is present below the maximum width extent of the rod body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: René Bangratz
  • Patent number: 9518629
    Abstract: Safety or protective devices for use in preventing or limiting injury to players impacting against sports equipment use compression coil springs, gas springs, foam or combinations thereof to absorb force during the impact. Particular embodiments are configured for use at the edge of a glass viewing and shielding panel disposed atop the boards of a hockey rink, for example such edges typically found at the team bench of a conventional hockey rink. A shock absorbing system of the device is positioned so as not to reach beyond the plane of the glass into the area of play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Gilkes
  • Patent number: 9512674
    Abstract: An expandable fence gate frame assembly for providing an expandable frame for constructing a fence gate includes a first end assembly, a second end assembly, and an expansion assembly coupled between the first end assembly and the second end assembly such that the first end assembly and the second end assembly are positionable at a selectable distance apart with the expansion assembly extending between the first end assembly and the second end assembly. A first board connector is coupled to the first end assembly and a second board connector is coupled to the second end assembly such that the first end assembly and the second end assembly are designed to support a cross board extending between the first end assembly and the second end assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: John G. Keudell
  • Patent number: 9464452
    Abstract: A support foot (10) for a vertical member (48) of a safety rail system includes an upper body section (14) which defines an upper surface region of the support foot and a lower body section (15) which defines a lower surface region, the two bodies having at least in part a substantially common outer periphery and each body section having extending there through a plurality of location formations (25) for supporting one or more vertical members (48) of the safety rail system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Philip Maurice Higgs
  • Patent number: 9458645
    Abstract: A modular fence kit including at least one pre-formed fencing panel, at least one fence pole removably attached to each of a sidewall of each fencing panel via at least one fastener, such as a clamp, and a base attached to each fence pole. The base is one of a weighted hollow first base body into which a host sleeve locks, a stake into which the fence pole is directly inserted, and a disc atop which the fence pole is attached. The host sleeve supports the fence pole within the first base body. A pair of opposing vertical protrusions, disposed on the outside wall of the host sleeve, lockingly engage a slot within the first base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Marc J. King, Rubie Jewel King
  • Patent number: 9441384
    Abstract: Aspects of this invention relate to a barrier for fixing to an portion of a wall. The barrier includes at least one plate that is securable to the wall. For each plate, there is a vertical upright attached to and extending upwardly from the plate to which the barrier is secured. The barrier is held by the vertical upright above the upper portion of the wall as required. removable from the vertical upright to allow access to the upper portion of the wall as required. In one aspect, at least a portion of the barrier is moveable relative to a remainder of the barrier and between a first portion, where it is located above an upper edge of the wall, and a second portion, where access is then provided to the upper wall edge above which the movable barrier portion was positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Form 700 Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Emilio Rosati, Paul Brazis
  • Patent number: 9283469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dasher-boards assembly with capability to absorb impacts of players crashing into the boards. The glass pane surmounting the boards can tip away from the ice, against a spring, and then resiliently return to its normal (upright) position. The spring is a bar-spring, which not only is deflectable to provide the resilience, but also has the capability to support and position the pane with respect to the dasher-board. The bar-spring can be used when the pane is flush-mounted with respect to the dasher-board, or when the pane is set-back from the ice-side of the dasher-board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: 1196501 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Terence William Riley, Sean James Riley
  • Patent number: 9174825
    Abstract: A car for an elevator, which is movable in an elevator shaft, has a car roof projecting at least partly beyond a drive unit. Arranged on the car roof in the region of the side facing the drive unit is a balustrade which has a handrail interrupted centrally in a drive receiving region. The balustrade has in the drive receiving region a bar which is arranged to be offset downwardly and inwardly relative to the handrail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Patent number: 9107387
    Abstract: A portable dog pen assembly facilitates transport and temporary installation of an enclosure for an animal. The assembly includes a series of panels defining a sheet of material. Tubes are provided including medial tubes and end tubes. Each medial tube is positioned between an associated adjoined pair of the panels and each end tube is coupled to and extends along a free end of the sheet of material. Looped ends of stabilizer bars are alignable with a selectable one of the tubes to extend each stabilizer bar along a top edge of an associated one of the panels. Each of a plurality of posts is insertable through an associated one of the looped ends and the tubes and engages a ground surface such that the post extends upwardly from the ground surface. A connector couples the end tubes together such that the sheet of material forms an enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Patty Pavlik
  • Patent number: 9097025
    Abstract: A panel support post comprises a base securable to a mounting surface and an upright member extending substantially vertically from the base. The upright member has a first clamping surface formed by an upright surface thereof. The panel support post further comprises a clamping member having a bottom edge vertically spaced above said base and having a second clamping surface thereon in opposed spaced apart relation to the first clamping surface, the clamping member being drawable towards the first clamping surface. The first and second clamping surfaces are located vertically spaced above the mounting surface so as to support the barrier panel vertically spaced apart from the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Craig Michael Wayne Procter, Timothy David Woods, Harvey Scott Ross
  • Publication number: 20150048290
    Abstract: A unique plasticized fence clipping system comprises fence posts, fence rails, wire panels, plasticized rail clips, and plasticized double-locking-head arms. The plasticized rail clips have wire recesses. The wire panels have top wires. The wire recesses are for locking the top wires therein. The plasticized rail clips and plasticized double-locking-head arms are for quickly and easily locking and releasing the top wires of the wire panels to and from the inside of the fence rails, respectively, such that the unique plasticized fence clipping system absorbs vibrations exerted on the fence and prevents the metal components of the fence from contacting and grinding against one another, and from squeaking and moaning, to keep the fence quiet and to prevent the metal components from rusting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: DEE VOLIN
  • Publication number: 20150041742
    Abstract: A fence column and a fence system, wherein the fence column is adapted for fixing a protection barrier extending both horizontally and vertically. The fence column comprises a first main body and a second main body fixedly connected onto the first main body. The first main body is provided with a connecting surface on one side where the first main body is connected with the second main body. The connecting surface is vertically arranged with multiple first positioning members. Multiple second positioning members corresponding to the multiple first positioning members are vertically arranged on the second main body; the first positioning members pass through the protection barrier to fix with the second positioning members, or vise versa; the protection barrier is fixed between the first main body and the second main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lv Xu, Guohua Song, Hai Wu
  • Publication number: 20150041743
    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 allows a single person to easily construct lengths of fence 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: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
  • Patent number: 8944414
    Abstract: A component railing system and method of use is provided in which railings may be installed with less time and customization over known systems. In particular, two embodiments of the present invention allow mounting of a cap rail to a post or a bracket. The resulting configurations allow quick installation or replacement of panels, which are supported by the cap rail and base shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: C.R. Laurence Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Sprague
  • Patent number: 8925903
    Abstract: A barricade system (100) comprising at least one clip (102) having a first engagement formation (104A, 105A) adapted to secure the clip (102) to a fixed structure, the clip further having a second engagement formation (104C, 105G). The system (100) includes a joiner element (106) having a third engagement formation (106A) located on a first side, and a fourth engagement formation (106B) located on an opposing second side, the third engagement formation (106A) being adapted to engage the second engagement formation (104C, 105G) to secure the joiner element (106) to the clip (102). The system (100) includes at least one mesh panel (101) and a stopper element (107) having a fifth engagement formation (107A). The fifth engagement formation (107A) is engageable with the fourth engagement formation (106B) to secure the stopper element (107) to the joiner element (106) with a portion of the mesh panel (101) located therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bart's Ltd
    Inventor: Shane Gill
  • Patent number: 8919740
    Abstract: A balcony fence includes an integrated wind shield of adjustable glazed panels that can be raised and lowered. The balcony fence with the integrated glazed panels is provided with lamellar glass both in its lower fixed part and in the part that can be raised and lowered. The balcony fence with the integrated glazed panels also includes a counterweight balancing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Svalson AB
    Inventors: Göran Carlsson, Lennart Carlsson, Linus Svensson, Maud Spencer
  • Publication number: 20140353564
    Abstract: A wire-mesh security fence panel and security fence is provided. In at least on example the fence panel includes: a first set of substantially parallel wires, each wire having a first and a second end; a second set of substantially parallel wires, the second set of wires being welded across the first set on one picket-wire side of the first set; a cross-wire-side connection strip welded across the first end of the first set on the picket-wire side of the first set; and an opposite side connection strip welded across the second end of the first set on the opposite side of the picket-wire side. In one such example each connection strip has an outside edge and each outside edge is equally spaced from the end of the wires to which the strip is welded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: G. Maury Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20140332741
    Abstract: An accent top panel is selectably installed on a base panel. The installation is made using one of a number of techniques, including, press-fit, clamp fit and clip fit. The base panel can be one of a fence panel, railing panel or gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: FORTRESS IRON, LP
    Inventor: Matthew Carlyle SHERSTAD
  • 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: 20140312290
    Abstract: A barrier material comprising a plurality of frame members adapted to form a frame; a plurality of support rods positioned in between the frame members; a plurality of vineyard canes intertwined around the plurality of support rods; and at least one rail positioned in between the frame members, the rail being adapted to support the frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014