Angle Section Patents (Class 403/295)
  • Patent number: 10258896
    Abstract: A building system includes a plurality of building tiles and/or connecters that are magnetically and releasably connectable to one another. The magnetic building tiles are comprised of a tile frame and a tile panel. The tile frame, by one approach, is comprised of two connectable frame portions or elements having magnets embedded therein. The first frame element and the second frame element are connectable to one another through a snap, clip, or another similar connection mechanism. The first and second frame elements are connectable around or into the tile panel, which is removable from the magnetic building tile. The tile panel or the tile frame has a channel into which the other of the tile panel or tile frame extends to secure the two pieces together. In another approach, the tile frame is a single element and the tile panel may snap or attach thereto, such as, for example, through fasteners or friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Box Tiles LLC
    Inventors: Noah J. Ornstein, Joseph M. Kelley
  • Patent number: 10221614
    Abstract: A method for applying a patch to a spacer discontinuity or other seal breach includes the step of applying pressure to the patch during the application of the patch to cause sealant carried by the patch to be injected into the spacer discontinuity. This step can be performed with or without the application of heat. Pressure is applied to the patch long enough to position the sealant entirely across the gap between the lights such that the sealant wets out against both interior glass surfaces. Pressure is also applied to the patch long enough to inject sealant into openings defining the discontinuity. A sealant is then applied over the entire patch. The structure of the patch and the patched IG unit are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Quanex IG Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie M. Canning, Nathan T. Tuttle, Cody J. Walsh, Joseph D. Florio, Kenneth F. Wayman
  • Patent number: 10208892
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a pre fabricated kit for assembling a supporting framework comprising a plurality of customized beams or supports with a connection openings/hole patterns selected from a set of connection hole patterns and using a plurality of generic connectors which fit on the interior of the customized beams or supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jay G. Bianchini
  • Patent number: 10024449
    Abstract: A setting/operating device for operating a valve stem of a regulating valve, including: a sun gear that rotates upon reception of a rotational force from a drive motor; a fixed internal gear fixedly disposed to surround the sun gear and having teeth on an inner peripheral surface; a plurality of planetary gears disposed between the sun gear and the fixed internal gear that rotate in engagement with the sun gear and the fixed internal gear while revolving around the sun gear; a movable internal gear rotatably disposed coaxially with the fixed internal gear, having teeth that engage the planetary gear on an inner peripheral surface; and an output shaft coupled to the movable internal gear and configured to rotate the valve stem of the regulating valve, wherein the planetary gears have a torque limit structure that restricts power transmission when a torque exceeding a certain level is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Azbil Corporation
    Inventor: Tomofumi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 9845225
    Abstract: An elevator landing door arrangement for installation in a landing door opening of an elevator shaft wall includes at least one door jamb and at least one protective element fixed at the door jamb which abuts with its sealing portion against the landing door opening. The protective element has a fixing portion facing the door jamb, whereby either the fixing portion is bent around a carrier element of the door jamb or the carrier element extends around the fixing portion of the protective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mikko Kuronen
  • Patent number: 9708819
    Abstract: A crown molding system includes at least one first member that may be coupled to a horizontal support surface. At least one second member is provided. The at least one second member may be coupled to the vertical support surface. A panel is removably coupled between the at least one first member and the at least one second member. Thus, the at least one first member, the at least one second member and the panel may present the appearance of crown molding. At least one line is provided. The at least one line is positioned behind the panel such that the at least one line may be concealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Gene Koenigsmark, David Black
  • Patent number: 9546487
    Abstract: A device is described for fastening a ceiling profile (8) for the transition between a wall (9) and a ceiling (10) having a holder (1), which has a wall leg (2) and two holding webs (6), which engage in longitudinal grooves (7) of the ceiling profile (8). To provide simple structural conditions, it is proposed that the holder (1) forms a plastic profile having a carrying leg (3) which protrudes downward from the wall leg (2) at an acute angle, and having a support leg (4) which connects the wall leg (2) on top to the carrying leg (3), the holding legs (6) extending transversely to the wall leg (2) protrude from the carrying leg (3), and the carrying leg (3) is extended beyond the support leg (4) to form a springy catch hook (14), which interacts with a catch stop (16) of the ceiling profile (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Franz Neuhofer
  • Patent number: 9528315
    Abstract: A prefabricated structure for a composite window apparatus using different frame materials. The sides of the corners of adjacent first window frames and adjacent first sash frame which made of synthetic resin are punched, the punched parts of the first window frames, the punched parts of the first sash frames and the parts of the angle pieces are bent inwardly. When the punched parts of the angle piece are bent into the corner piece, the window frame compression flanges of the first window frames are pressurized by the angle piece and the corner piece, and the sash frame compression flanges of the first sash frames are pressurized by the angle piece and the corner piece, so that the corners of the first window frames and the corners the first sash frames are connected to respective angle pieces and corner pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: IDA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soon Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9487956
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a frame member (10), a frame formed from the frame member (10) and a panel including the frame for use in a cladding assembly for cladding a structure. The frame member (10) of the present invention is adapted to be joined together with other frame members (10) to form the frame, each frame member (10) includes at least four walls including an inner frame wall (11), an opposed outer frame wall (12), a panel abutting wall (13) and an opposed structure abutting wall (14) having a free end (15) with an outer edge protrusion (16). A receiving opening (19) is defined between a portion of the outer frame wall (12) and the outer edge protrusion (16) for receiving one or more fasteners which engage the outer edge protrusion (16) for, in use, fastening the frame member (10) and thereby the frame and preformed panel to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: Simon Day, Richard Anthony Lee
  • Patent number: 9376797
    Abstract: A three-dimensional jacket-plate connector connects at least two members. The jacket-plate connector comprises first and second three-dimensional jacket plates. Each jacket plate comprises a single continuous side web and segments of combined flanges perpendicular to, and located around the perimeter of, the side web. With all interior flanges notched out, the side web and perimeter flanges envelopes a void interior space without obstacles against accommodation of I-beam members installed from all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: WeiHong Yang
  • Patent number: 9359772
    Abstract: A wall panel assembly includes a panel having a main wall portion and sidewall portions extending away from the main wall portion, a plurality of frame members each having opposing end portions and a first channel extending between the opposing end portions, and a plurality of corner members. Each corner member has a pair of conjoined frame member coupling portions each for coupling with a corresponding end portion of a corresponding one of the frame members for defining a support frame for supporting the panel. Each frame member coupling portion has a second channel extending therealong normal to each of the first channels. Fasteners extend through the sidewall portions of the panel into the first channels and second channels to couple the panel with the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: PG Building Envelope Inc.
    Inventors: Drazen Prica, Ognjen Prica
  • Patent number: 9217280
    Abstract: A screening arrangement (1) has a top element (4) including a cover and two side rails (8, 9). The top element (4) is provided with a top rail (440) forming the front side of the top element and being connected to the cover of the top element (4). Side rails (8, 9) are adapted to be joined to the mitred ends of the top rail (440) by means a set of angular brackets cooperating with reception means in the back side of the top rail (440) and in the back side of the respective side rail (8, 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Henning Ebbesen, Peder Solso Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9175470
    Abstract: Disclosed are a prefabricated thermal insulating composite panel (1), an assembly thereof, a molded panel and a concrete slab comprising the same, and a method and a mold profile (50) for prefabricating the same. The prefabricated composite thermal insulating panel (1) comprises: two reinforcing protective layers (7) of an inorganic noncombustible material, a core (9) formed by a thermal insulating material, a frame (2) with installation grooves (13) surrounding the core (9) and being secured onto the core (9), with the core (9) being placed between the two reinforcing protective layers (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Yiqing Yin, Zhenglin Xu, Zhihong Cal
  • Patent number: 9121222
    Abstract: A gate bracket is formed of a planar web in which two rectangular portions along two edges of the web are bent to define a first pair of perpendicular flanges, and two other rectangular portions are bent from an inner portion of the web to form a second pair of perpendicular flanges. The flanges of the first pair are spaced from the flanges of the second pair by a distance corresponding to the dimensions of the structural members used to construct the gate. The invention provides a rigid bracket of simpler and lighter construction than prior art brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Peak Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Walker, Hou Jun (Frank) Fan, Wei Min (Karen) Zhu, Jianzhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 9091108
    Abstract: A sensing edge for providing a signal to a controller indicating that a forward edge of a door is obstructed during operation. The sensing edge includes an elongate sheath, a first end plug and a first end flap. The elongate sheath has a first end and a second end. A first cavity is located at the first end. The elongate sheath is mounted to the forward edge. The first end plug includes an inner end, an outer end, first engaging structures extending from the inner end and a first vertical groove in the outer end. The engaging structures are positioned within the first cavity in an assembled configuration. The first end flap includes a relatively flat first body and a first flange structure. The first flange structure is positioned in the first vertical groove in the assembled configuration to secure the first end flap to the first end plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Miller Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Castello, Krishnaraj Tejeswi, Gary Leigh, Jack Provenzano
  • Patent number: 9027895
    Abstract: A portable support for supporting equipment above a surface having an opening to a subsurface space. The support includes a head, an elevator on the head, and legs connected to the head for supporting the head above the surface. Each of the legs has a foot for engaging the surface when supporting the head above the surface. The support also includes an elongate rod vertically mounted on the elevator for movement between a raised position, in which an upper end of the rod extends above the head, and a lowered position, in which a lower end of the rod extends below the feet of the legs to extend into the subsurface space. The support includes an instrument platform positionable on the lower end of the rod when in the lowered position to support the equipment in the subsurface space when the rod is in the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: SECO Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hunter, James M. Copeland, Christopher James McNeill
  • Patent number: 8998526
    Abstract: A set of profiles for forming complex profiles comprises two profiles, namely a first profile (10) and a second profile (20), adjoining each other and having walls surrounding a main chamber. Each profile (10, 20) of the set has an outer shape which may be inscribed into a triangle, and has an inner wall (12, 22) with a faying face (13, 23) without protruding fragments. The faying faces (13, 23) adjoining each other, after being coated with adhesive enable a joint to be created when the complex profile is discussed, however, in the case of the set of the profiles they are considered to be contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: AIFO Group Zajac Ziecik Stabrawa Spolka jawna
    Inventors: Leszek Stabrawa, Piotr Ziecik, Mateusz Zajac
  • Patent number: 8956071
    Abstract: A frame joint system including a first frame member and a second frame member. The frame members include laterally opening channels running axially thereof. The frame members are adapted to be rigidly secured together by quick release coupling. Embodiments of the frame joint system include mitered corner, end-to-face, face-to-face and end-to-end joints. The quick release coupling includes at least a first sleeve member and a gripping member. The gripping member is nested within the first sleeve member, and the first sleeve member is nested within the first frame member. The gripping member includes gripping elements that mate with a slot in a box rail element fixedly associated with the second frame member. Activating the gripping elements pulls the two frame members together into a rigid joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Moss Holding Company
    Inventor: Robert M. Frey
  • Patent number: 8870488
    Abstract: First and second joint members are connected to one another. A reinforcing member that has an outer surface that defines a plurality of cavities is located in at least one of the joint members. Foam is located in the joint members and engages the reinforcing member and is located in the cavities of the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Duracase Proprietary LLC
    Inventor: David James Horwitz
  • Patent number: 8851787
    Abstract: Corner joints and methods of forming corner joints. The corner joints may provide the appearance of a mortise and tenon joint on both the exterior and interior surfaces of the corner joint, but include a mitered connection within the joint. Structures including at least one of the corner joints are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Kelley, Katrina Brandstrom, Troy Fox, Bryan Kendall, Gerard Lagos
  • Patent number: 8763342
    Abstract: A corner key includes a first body and a first engaging portion. The first body has a first slot. The first engaging portion is disposed on a surface of the first body and a position of the first engaging portion is corresponding to the first slot. The first engaging portion has a first section, a second section and a third section, wherein the first and third sections are located at opposite sides of the first engaging portion, the second section is located between the first and third sections, and a height of the second section is greater than that of the first section or the third section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Huang-Chi Tseng
  • Patent number: 8672577
    Abstract: A post coupler is provided with a pair of coupler flanges having rivet receiving apertures for receiving rivets extending from horizontal shelf-supporting beams to facilitate vertical shelf placement in a shelving unit unfettered by the vertical disposition of the post couplers. Apertures in the coupler index with apertures in abutting corner post sections to permit rivet extension therethrough. The reverse bend flanges of the coupler have a length shorter than the overall length of the coupler and wrap around edges of post sections, to be coupled, from the inside to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Edsal Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Wojtowicz, Thomas St. Germain, Mitchell Liss, Al Dunaj
  • Patent number: 8585313
    Abstract: A coupler for coupling two posts end-to-end has ninety degree flanges and two reverse wrap ends. The coupler is slid one-half way over the ends of one formed post, comprising two flanges, with the reverse wrap holding the post flanges. Another flanged post is inserted into the coupler to engage the end of the first post, the coupler holding the posts end-to-end. An alternate embodiment coupler is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Edsal Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Woj√łtowicz, Anthony J. Troyner, James E. Collins
  • Patent number: 8496223
    Abstract: A sideform molding accessory (10) includes a cap member (12) for capping an end (14) of a sideform (16). The cap member (12) includes a pair of opposed sides (12.1) and (12.2) and a peripheral portion (13) with at least a part of a profile (18) of the peripheral portion (13) complementing a molding surface (20) of the sideform (16) A retaining member (22) extends from one of the sides (12.2) of the cap member (12) for retaining the cap member (12) in position relative to the end (14) of the sideform (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: SRB Construction Technologies Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Sladojevic, Steven Girotto, Craig Deleon
  • Publication number: 20130140252
    Abstract: A frame includes a first frame member that has a first opening at an end portion thereof; a second frame member that has a second opening at an end portion thereof; a first frame coupling member that comprises a first projection that fits into the first opening and a second projection that fits into the second opening; and a second frame coupling member that couples to the first frame coupling member, wherein: the first frame member and the second frame member are located so as to be sandwiched between the first frame coupling member and the second frame coupling member when the first frame coupling member and the second frame coupling member are coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: FUJITSU LIMITED
  • Patent number: 8403585
    Abstract: A miter joint bracket and method of using comprised of a base-plate having an oblate-hexagonal shape, a flat-roofed dome rising vertically from the base-plate, apertures drilled into the dome's flat roof to accommodate fasteners drilled or nailed through the apertures and into both sides of the miter joint of the frame to which the bracket is attached. The upper edges of the miter joint are drawn up into the space underneath the dome which pulls the upper edges slightly apart but forces the lower edges of the miter joint closer together thereby creating a tighter and more aesthetically appealing joint on the view-side of the shutter or frame to which the bracket is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: Ralph Anthony Falconer, Scott Allen Falconer
  • Patent number: 8371089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of modular building systems. Embodiments of the invention include, a modular building system comprising planar sheets of material and moment connections, which are combined with tool-less or limited tool assembly mechanisms and can be used, for example, as spatial partitions, platforms, structural supports, or supports for articles. Specific embodiments of the invention provide structures having a seemingly homogenous, flowing ribbon structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan King, David B. Clark, Robert Dunay, Joseph Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20130019558
    Abstract: A corner key includes a first body and a first engaging portion. The first body has a first slot. The first engaging portion is disposed on a surface of the first body and a position of the first engaging portion is corresponding to the first slot. The first engaging portion has a first section, a second section and a third section, wherein the first and third sections are located at opposite sides of the first engaging portion, the second section is located between the first and third sections, and a height of the second section is greater than that of the first section or the third section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Huang-Chi Tseng
  • Patent number: 8261501
    Abstract: A connector for connecting an outer plate of side panels and an outer corner post of a container body comprises a connecting plate for connecting the outer plate and the outer corner post of the container body and a cover plate. The connecting plate is perpendicularly provided with a strengthening stop plate at an inner side of a middle portion thereof and a stop groove for receiving the outer plate at an outer side of the middle portion thereof, and provided with a seat plate parallel to a base plate of the stop groove at an end thereof connecting the outer corner post. Two clipping strips are symmetrically provided on opposite sides of the seat plate and the base plate of the stop groove. The cover plate is provided with two elastic clipping strips which respectively engage with the two clipping strips and have a hook-shape cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd.
    Inventors: Tianhua Huang, Robert Wang, Ryan Xu, Jack Zhang
  • Patent number: 8235338
    Abstract: A swing set assembly having a swing set connector connected to a top rail is preferably provided which has a first cantilevered arm which connects to a top rail of at least two outer perimeters. Top rails are envisioned either fitting over the arm or in a bore the arm depending upon the outer perimeter of the top rail utilized. These and other embodiments are envisioned being of modular construction of a first half and a second half whether at an end of or between top rails. On the event that modification of the swing set is desired, an end half can be removed from a first half, and a top rail half connected thereto along with another top rail to extend the length of the total swing set. Alternatively, if a total top rail length is to be shortened, a top rail can be removed and a first half of the connector can be replaced with an end half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: PlayCore
    Inventor: Brian Henry
  • Patent number: 8172477
    Abstract: A bracket is provided for a bow. The bracket connects a header and a jamb. The bracket has a pair of end faces disposed generally orthogonal to one another with one end face abutting the header and the other abutting the jamb; and a pair of tongues extending from said end faces for engagement with end sockets formed in the ends of the header and jamb. The bracket is formed in two pieces arranged face to face along a medial plane extending between the end faces and held together by a fastener extending through a radial web that connects the end faces. Each said tongue is provided with at least one aperture therethrough alignable with similar apertures formed through the end sockets of the headers and jambs whereby a fastener can pass through the aligned apertures in a socket having a tongue inserted therein and fastened, to secure the components to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Roll-Tite Corp.
    Inventor: Everest Damsi
  • Patent number: 8166717
    Abstract: Provided are a stiffener for connecting a prestressed concrete beam and a method of constructing a structure using the same, in which the beam such as the prestressed concrete beam which is covered with concrete is connected to a target structure including a column structure or a girder. The stiffener is made up of a buried stiffener, an end face stiffener, and a joint stiffener, thereby enabling simple connection, excellent stress transmission, and very efficient construction of (building) structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignees: Cross Structural Consultant Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeom Han Kim
  • Patent number: 8057120
    Abstract: A structure for joining structural members is disclosed. The structure joins an end of a first member to a side of a second member by a coupling insert. The coupling insert has a web coupling portion that is received by the end of the first member and a tenon portion that is received by a transverse opening in the side of the second member. The web coupling portion and the tenon portion are connected by a base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Chad Wernlund, Mike Schmidt, Frank Campbell
  • Patent number: 7845135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a window frame. According to the present invention, there is provided a window frame, which comprises: a frame unit having a pair of side jamb frames for defining both side ends of the frame unit, an upper jamb frame for defining an upper end thereof, and a sill frame for defining a lower end thereof coupled to each other to have a rectangular frame shape, the frame unit having at least one receiving groove formed in an outer wall surface thereof along a length direction thereof; and corner angles coupled to the frame unit to surround the outer wall surface of the frame unit at corners thereof, each of the corner angles having a concavo-convex portion to be received in the receiving groove, the corner angle having at least one rib protruding from an outer wall surface thereof along a length direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Sibbett
  • Patent number: 7806620
    Abstract: Corner joint, in particular a corner joint (1) for cabinetwork which is made of hollow molds (2-3), whereby this corner joint (1) has at least one infeed corner piece (4) with two infeed parts (5-6) extending at an angle which extend in the respective far ends of the molds (2-3) to be joined, characterized in that it is provided with supplementary features which increase the resistance of this corner joint (1) and thus of the mitre as a whole against deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Alain Brochez
  • Publication number: 20100183364
    Abstract: Provided is an attachment arrangement including a first member for securely attaching thereon a second member having a top face, a bottom face and formed with a second member bore having an inner surface extending between the top and the bottom face. The first member includes an attaching portion defined by a bottom surface and at least one side wall angled to the bottom surface, an attaching portion bore with a bore axis, and a securing mechanism. The securing mechanism includes a securing pin within the attaching portion bore and has a body with an outer surface extending between a proximal end and a distal end of the body. The securing mechanism further includes a displacement arrangement for axially displacing the securing pin along the bore axis of the attaching portion bore between at least a first, attaching, position and a second, securing, position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: NO SCREW LTD.
    Inventor: Gershon Harif
  • Patent number: 7731174
    Abstract: Provided are a paper pickup device and an image forming apparatus having the same. The paper pickup device and the image forming apparatus having the same include a driving shaft whose end has a first combining portion and a driving shaft having a second combining portion configured to be integrally connected with the first combining portion. When the first combining portion and the second combining portion are combined with each other, the driven shaft bends and separates from the driving shaft. The first combining portion and the second combining portion may be screw-coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Soo Lee, Heung-Sup Jeong
  • Patent number: 7677830
    Abstract: A furniture joinery comprises a slide rail having a plurality of grooves, at least one slide block slidably disposed in the slide rail, the slide block having a plurality of slides for engaging the slide rail, at least one of the plurality of slides having a neck and a head, the grooves receiving the neck therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Michael T. Brown
  • Patent number: 7611302
    Abstract: An apparatus for mutually stably connecting profiled elements, comprising inserts which are adapted for stably accommodating, each within a respective profiled element, units for anchoring to the contoured ends of the inserts which are directed toward the outside of each profiled element, and a tension member whose ends are associated with the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Corradi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luca Grazioso
  • Patent number: 7503739
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a draw key assembly for securing a kingpin. In some embodiments of the invention, the draw key assembly includes a front portion, a rear portion, a rear end nut, and a front end nut. In a first preferred embodiment, the front portion includes a cylindrical body having a front end, a hex head attached to the front end, and a threaded member extending from the cylindrical body. In the first preferred embodiment, the rear portion includes a flared section with a threaded bore formed therein for mating with the threaded member. In the first preferred embodiment, the rear portion also includes a threaded fastener extending from the flared section. The rear end nut mates with the threaded fastener and the front end nut mates with threads formed about the front end of the cylindrical body. Additional embodiments of the invention are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventor: David B. Yoo
  • Patent number: 7497531
    Abstract: The present invention is a modular construction method for enclosures and counter assemblies. The counter assembly has a series of modules, which can be added or removed at will. The counter assembly comprises an innovative metal framework having modules connected by angled splices to enhance customization into variable shapes and sizes. Cross-supporting framework and perimeter rails may be added to incorporate customized components for drawers, shelving, appliances, storage, access doors, vents, and the like. The framework is capable of supporting countertops formed in a shape corresponding to the shape of the modular assembly. Side panels may be supported on the framework for purposes of enclosing the assembly, said panels being attached by a plurality of metal clips designed to fit into the metal framework with extensions designed to secure the side panels. The framework and components of the counter assembly are moveable, rearrangeable, and replaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventor: James Lee Gross
  • Patent number: 7490803
    Abstract: A curtain rod assembly includes one or more support members, such as brackets, that are configured to support a curtain rod from a wall. The support member include a coupler portion that provides a seamless and flush interface between the support member and the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Beme International LLC
    Inventor: Brian Graves
  • Patent number: 7445400
    Abstract: A structure of joining in a T shape two frame members of U-shaped cross sections having openings is provided. At a joint of the first frame member and the second frame member, a reinforcing member mounted with unfoamed resin is set within the first and second frame members. A foamed resin fills the spaces between the first and second frame members and the reinforcing member. The first and second frame members, foamed resin and reinforcing member are integrally united, having a high strength at the joint of the two frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20080216440
    Abstract: Since an inside piece of a joint block is abutted to a rib of a second opposed piece under a pressure by engaging a first opposed piece of a frame member with the joint block, the inside piece can be securely abutted at the position of the rib even when the second opposed piece and the joint block are slightly deformed, which secures a predetermined joint intensity by preventing a variation of the abutment position. Since the joint block is abutted with the rib, the pressure per a dimension can be more increased than abutting with the whole surface of the inside piece, which consequently increases the frictional force to improve the joint intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: YKK AP INC.
    Inventor: Isao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20080219759
    Abstract: A corner member for a window screen for joining framing members together at the corners, the corner member having a central body, first and second legs extending outwardly therefrom, a recess formed in the central body portion, and a plurality of resilient retaining members placed in the recess, each resilient retaining member having first and second retaining tabs which extend outwardly and which are designed to retain the screen in the window frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Gerard Therrien
  • Patent number: 7150584
    Abstract: A steel-pipe sheet pile including a steel pipe and joints for coupling the steel pipe to another steel pipe and multiple steel pipes arranged in a building direction of a steel-pipe sheet pile wall, wherein the joints include a male joint and a female joint each made of an H-shaped steel-beam coupled at flange edges to the steel pipe, and wherein the male joint is slightly smaller in size relative to the female joint so that the male joint can be fitted in a space defined by flange inside surfaces and web surface of a female joint of a neighboring steel-pipe sheet pile. The steel-pipe sheet pile is a joined-steel-pipe sheet pile including multiple steel pipes integrally coupled to one another via H-shaped steel-beams as tying members of H-shaped transverse cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Data-Too Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nishiyama, Yoshiki Sono, Makoto Kimura
  • Patent number: 6944989
    Abstract: A system and kit of components for winterizing plants and trees, where the invention comprises a skeletal frame formed by plural first tubular members, each having an upper end and a lower end. When assembled, the respective lower ends are spaced apart and positioned vertically and anchored within the ground surrounding the plant or tree. Joined between adjacent first tubular members are plural second tubular, horizontally oriented, members to form a generally square skeletal frame. About the skeletal frame is a light-transmitting plastic wrap. Overriding the skeletal frame is a top frame, preferably pivotal about a pair of upper ends, to allow access to the protected plant or tree. Additionally, the invention contemplates a cover, such as a plastic wrap or canvas-like material over the top frame to ensure complete protection of the plant or tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: John Bradley
  • Patent number: 6862859
    Abstract: A plug-in connector for hollow sections (24), especially for spacer frames or bar sections of insulating glass panes. The plug-in connector has a middle wall (5) and two side walls (6) joining same with a plurality of lateral retaining elements (12, 13, 14) arranged one after the other in the direction of plugging-in (9) of the hollow sections. At least some of the retaining elements (12, 13, 14) are arranged at the side walls (6) offset transversely to the direction of plugging-in (9) with a said mutual distance (16, 17). The retaining elements may be arranged at various levels to engage at various points on the hollow section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Max Kronenberg
  • Patent number: 6817153
    Abstract: A cornerboard assembly comprises an interlocking, opposite direction joint between cornerboard millwork components. Dual male members extend from the end of one of the respective components, forming an opening between the members. The male members and opening formed between the members have planar outer surfaces. The second component comprises an end with a single male member which is configured to be inserted into the opening of the first component. The male member of the second component and the other surfaces at this end also have planar outer surfaces. The planar outer surfaces of the two cornerboards components are configured to be positioned adjacent to each other, in surface to surface contact. An exterior construction glue or similar adhesive is placed on the planar surfaces to fixedly and permanently secure the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Steinberg, Kenneth S. Bernstein, Claudio O. Lagar, Jose R. Martos
  • Publication number: 20040018046
    Abstract: A connection element (1) for mechanical connection of components (2, 3) or the like consists of two coupling halves (4, 5) capable of being brought into engagement, which are each arranged to be fixed by means of screws (6) or the like to a respective one of the components (2, 3) to be connected. The coupling halves (4, 5) have screw seats (7) for the screws (6). In order to produce a fixing of the coupling halves (4, 5) for connection elements that permits approximate and precision positioning, and at the same time ensure a stable bearing surface for the screw, the screw seats (7) each have a screw head bearing surface (8), the form of which corresponds over its entire circumference with the geometry of the screw head (10). A supporting sleeve (9) adjoins the screw head bearing surface (8) in the component direction, the internal cross-section of the supporting sleeve (9) widening in the component direction. The supporting sleeve (9) rests at its end face (11) on the component (2, 3) to be connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventor: Aaron Daly