Combined Sheet And Preformed Module Patents (Class 404/18)
  • Patent number: 9271373
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a light emitting diode (LED) lighting system. In one embodiment, the LED lighting system includes an LED light source deployed in a first location and a power supply for powering the LED light source, wherein the power supply is remotely located from the LED light source in a second location and designed to power the LED light source to minimize a power loss along a length of an electrical connection coupled between the LED light source and the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventors: Richard H. Fetterly, Kevin A. Hebborn, Rizwan Ahmad
  • Patent number: 9255366
    Abstract: It is disclosed a concrete screed with recycled rubber from discarded tyres (PFU), comprising cement, pre-treated recycled rubber from discarded tyres, with particle size comprised between 0.1 and 20 mm, preferably between 1 and 10 mm, still more preferably between 2 and 5 mm, pre-treated, inert materials, polymeric additives and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Italcementi S.p.A
    Inventors: Alessandro Morbi, Marcello Antonio Molfetta, Sara Sgobba
  • Patent number: 8979420
    Abstract: A marker for attachment to a permeable paver that includes a structure having a plurality of honeycombed, hexagon-shaped cells with upstanding sidewalls, the sidewall of each cell having an upper surface and a lower surface, an inner surface and an outer surface, and a thickness, the marker comprising a generally planar cap having a substantially hexagonal perimeter that is dimensioned to span across a hexagon-shaped cell of the paver such that the perimeter of the cap substantially matches the outer surface of the sidewalls of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: National Diversified Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Rusch, Josue Cortez
  • Patent number: 8920066
    Abstract: A tactile sidewalk tile has a horizontal top surface and a horizontal bottom surface. A plurality of truncated domes project vertically from the top surface, and each of the truncated domes has a corresponding dome depression formed on the bottom surface. A sheet of tacky mounting material is applied to the horizontal bottom surface and is covered by a sacrificial release sheet until installation. According to one method of installing tactile sidewalk tile, the sacrificial release sheet is removed from the sheet of tacky mounting material, the tactile sidewalk tile is placed on an underlying sidewalk surface, pressure is applied to the horizontal top surface, and anchor holes are drilled using a plurality of fastener-receiving bores in the tactile sidewalk tile as guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: TUF-TITE, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore W. Meyers
  • Patent number: 8827590
    Abstract: A paving system for paving or flooring includes a top layer of a plurality of paving elements, and an underlayment support layer of a polymeric material configured into panels. The panels are suitable to support the paving elements, the panels having a generally planar support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Brock USA
    Inventors: Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Patent number: 8662787
    Abstract: A paving system for paving or flooring includes a top layer of a plurality of paving elements, and an underlayment support layer of a polymeric material configured into panels. The panels are suitable to support the paving elements, the panels having a generally planar support surface and a recovery characteristic such that a deformation from a concentrated compressive load applied for a short duration returns the support surface to a generally planar condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Brock USA, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Patent number: 8282310
    Abstract: The paver installation system includes a grid having a plurality of mounting holes for selective installation of spacers, a flexible edging and a screed guide rail. The screed guide rail may be selectively installed on the grid via mounting pegs mounted in select mounting holes for screeding an intermediate layer of aggregate material between the grid and the pavers to be laid thereon. The flexible edging is attached to the grid in order to set the edges of the pavement to be laid, and the flexibility thereof easily accommodates curved edges by bending to conform to the curves. The spacers are laid onto user selected mounting holes in the grid in order to serve as guides for laying pavers in a desired pavement pattern and to maintain spacing between adjacent pavers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Charles R. White
  • Patent number: 7960042
    Abstract: Paving blocks for photocatalytic paving comprising at least a base layer in cementitious material and a surface layer based on a cementitious composition comprising: at least a hydraulic binder, a photocatalyst capable of oxidizing organic and inorganic polluting substances present in the environment in the presence of environmental light, air and humidity, at least an aggregate, water and, optionally, a water reducing additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Italcementi S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Cassar, Roberto Cucitore, Carmine Pepe
  • Publication number: 20110110718
    Abstract: A paver assembly includes a substrate member having a bottom wall adapted to support the paver assembly above a roof surface, a plurality of sidewalls extending upwardly from the bottom wall, and at least one engagement member extending above the bottom wall, and an over-molded paver member having a bottom surface, a plurality of side surfaces, and a top surface adapted to support a person thereon, wherein the bottom surface is molded about the at least one engagement member, thereby securing the paver member to the substrate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Publication number: 20100254763
    Abstract: A self-propelled concrete finishing trowel has a power steering system that facilitates operator selection of a desired steering performance response of the trowel. The power steering system includes a controller that communicates operator steering instructions from one or more joysticks and the powered actuators associated with the driven shafts. A selector allows the operator to select one or more preset steering modes, each of which has a different set of steering response characteristics for a given range of joystick motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Scott Grahl
  • Publication number: 20090116905
    Abstract: The repair of pavement is performed by placing rigid waterproof asphalt fiber panels over the existing pavement before placing the asphalt concrete overlay on the pavement. The panels are cemented in place with liquid asphalt to the existing worn pavement and to the new asphalt concrete overlay; also the asphalt panels are similarly used in the construction of new pavement wherein the panels are placed between the two layers of the new asphalt concrete or between the asphalt concrete and the rock leveling course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Charles Sanfield McDonald
  • Publication number: 20090087260
    Abstract: To prevent the rut-like wheel tracks of an irrigation machine from becoming so deep that the wheels of an irrigation tower can become stuck in mud and water accumulating in the track, a foundation member is inserted into select, potentially troublesome portions of the wheel track to provide support for the wheels during subsequent passes of the machine. In one embodiment the foundation member comprises a generally rectangular pad constructed from synthetic resinous material and designed to be hooked together with other such pads in a chain-like series to provide the length of foundation required. In another embodiment, the foundation member comprises a thinner web or ribbon of preferably synthetic resinous material that may be wound into a coil for storage and cut to length as required. A third embodiment comprises a series of end-to-end pads hingedly interconnected by thinner lines of weakness that may be severed to provide a desired length of foundation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: LINDSAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas J. Korus, Charles H. Meis
  • Patent number: 7488523
    Abstract: A composite membrane comprising a layer of rubberized asphalt having a heavy duty plastic film layer continuously bonded to one side and, optionally, a layer of nonwoven geotextile continuously bonded to the other side. The membrane can be used in vertical or horizontal applications, and is particularly useful for its stress-relief properties that resist crack formation and propagation in concrete walls and slabs in addition to serving as a barrier to moisture, toxic substances and insects. An appropriate composite membrane of the invention can be advantageously utilized in positive side, blindside, underslab or split slab applications. The thickness of the composite membrane preferably ranges from about 30 mils to about 150 mils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Polyguard Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Muncaster, Tony Joe Millican
  • Publication number: 20080260459
    Abstract: A plate element for ground preparation of horse-riding fields with a plate element body is made of a plastic and/or rubber material. An entire surface of the plate element body is provided with a sealant made of petroleum jelly, for example. The sealant provides long-lasting protection from damage/destruction, and ensures long-lasting protection from the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Werner Otto
  • Patent number: 7427172
    Abstract: A plurality of wood planks are embedded and encased in a one-piece rubber mat to form a monolithic one-piece roadway element. A special coupling means is used to couple one roadway element to an adjacent roadway element to form a roadway surface over which heavy equipment can traverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Champagne Editions, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Lukasik
  • Patent number: 7316519
    Abstract: A paving member (2) comprising a surface (4) for being walked on, an image (6) below the surface (4), and a source of light for illuminating the paving member (2), the paving member (2) being of such a material and construction that the image (6) is viewable by a person walking on the surface (4), and the source of light being such that it makes the image (6) visible at night and also provides light at night for the environment (8) adjacent the paving member (2). The image may be a static image or a moving image. The image may be a hologram. The image may be changed by remote control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventors: Alec Leonard Ryman, Nicole Ann Leader
  • Patent number: 7142095
    Abstract: A detectable warning system, for tactily signaling the presence of a terrain transition to a pedestrian, using a plurality of detectable warning domes that are arranged in a grid within a detectable warning carrier assembly. The detectable warning carrier assembly comprises a carrier layer being one of a top layer and a base layer of thermoplastic material with heat resistant detectable warning domes therebetween. The carrier layer is heated and adhered to a pavement surface. The detectable warning domes protrude from the pavement surface in an evenly spaced pattern that is detectable by the pedestrian using a cane or other guidance instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Grayson
  • Patent number: 7000279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transit boarding platform panel for use along the edge of an existing transit platform adjacent a track. The panel comprises a molded base portion formed from a reinforced composite polymer. The base portion has a top deck and bottom plate, a first side intended to be adjacent a track at an edge of the transit platform, a second side opposite said first side and intended to be adjacent the existing transit platform, first end and second side, and between the top deck and bottom plate a series of internal support members. The top deck, bottom plate, first and second sides, first end, second end and series of internal support members are preferably molded at the same time to form an integral unit. The top deck has a detectable warning surface consisting of raised truncated domes detectable by the visually impaired in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Astra Capital Incorporated
    Inventor: Kenneth E. J. Szekely
  • Patent number: 7000884
    Abstract: In one aspect the present invention provides an apparatus for forming paving from a settable material and which comprises: a base frame having a plurality of upstanding walls which, alone or together with an adjacent positioned said base frame, defines a plurality of compartments within which the settable material may be placed to be moulded by the compartments of the base frame(s) into a plurality of blocks, the base frame being adapted to be left in situ; and a grout frame which is of a substantially corresponding shape in plan to the base frame and which is positioned atop the walls of the base frame in use, extending the walls upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Martin Bucknell
  • Patent number: 6991548
    Abstract: An elevated wood and concrete racetrack includes a wooden support surface having a plurality of floor boards laid flat to form at least one straightaway, and at least one banked curve, each floor board of the plurality having two lengthwise, substantially parallel, spaced apart sides. A concrete racetrack surface is overlayed on the wooden support surface, and a racetrack support frame has a plurality of vertical support posts anchored on suitable land and a plurality of support members connected thereto for supporting the wooden support surface above ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: John Arie
  • Patent number: 6960989
    Abstract: A detectable warning system, for tactily signaling the presence of a terrain transition to a pedestrian, using a plurality of detectable warning domes that are arranged in a grid within a detectable warning carrier assembly. The detectable warning carrier assembly comprises a top layer and base layer of thermoplastic material with heat resistant detectable warning domes therebetween. The base layer is heated and adhered to a pavement surface. The detectable warning domes protrude from the pavement surface in an evenly spaced pattern that is detectable by the pedestrian using a cane or other guidance instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas Grayson
  • Patent number: 6851236
    Abstract: A horizontally level raised terrace floor system for mounting over a non-level or irregular substructure that includes a plurality of spaced apart support pedestals that are fabricated of a heat shearable foam material. Each pedestal is mounted upon the non-horizontally level substructure and the pedestals are heat sheared so that the top surface of each pedestal lies in a common horizontal plane above the substructure. A plurality of flat grates are placed directly upon the pedestals in an edge to edge relationship. A plurality of interlocking paving blocks are laid down over the grates to provide a tight deck over the grates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Syrstone, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Harvey
  • Patent number: 6776556
    Abstract: A paving stone system for producing aesthetically pleasing paving stones. The paving stone system includes positioning a tile member within a container, applying a bonding agent to the tile member and filling the container with concrete. The tile member is comprised of a flat portion having an upper surface and a lower surface, a first side wall extending from the lower surface and a second side wall extending from the lower surface. The first side wall and the second side wall are preferably curved inwardly toward one another to lock within the concrete. A unique pattern may be applied to the upper surface of the tile member providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Erich C. Hessner
  • Patent number: 6715956
    Abstract: A walkway system for providing a non-slip walkway path for users. The walkway system includes a plurality of trays each having bottom and side walls with the trays being embedded in a ground surface; and also includes a plurality of walk-upon cover members being removably and securely locked upon the trays and being disposed upon the ground surface; and further includes a light assembly being disposed upon the trays; and also includes a heating assembly being disposed upon the trays for preventing ice from accumulating upon the walk-upon covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventors: Robert M. Weber, Teresa L. Weber
  • Patent number: 6685387
    Abstract: Aircraft arresting beds constructed of cellular concrete at ends of runways may be subject to damaging effects of jet blast phenomena. Arresting units resistant to such effects are described. A block of compressible material, such as cellular concrete, provides compressive failure characteristics suitable for arresting travel of an aircraft overrunning a runway. A top sheet of relatively thin frangible material positioned above the block provides a stronger, more damage resistant surface, while still readily fracturing in an arresting incident. Intermediate material, such as a foam layer, under the top sheet may be included to provide a protective cushioning effect by mitigating transmission of external phenomena forces to the block. A wrapping, such as polyester net, at least partially enclosing other portions of the arresting unit provides a stable unified composite, without destroying desired compressive failure characteristics of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Allen, Richard D. Angley, John L. Gordon, Peter T. Mahal, Silvia C. Valentini
  • Publication number: 20030086762
    Abstract: A paved road including a reinforcement sheet layer (1A) and a pavement layer (22), in which said reinforcement sheet layer (1A) includes an asphalt layer (2) laminated to at least one side of a reinforcement sheet (1) including a composite material that is impregnated with a thermoplastic resin so that a volume content of a continuous glass fiber is not less than 30% and not more than 85% using the continuous glass fiber as reinforcement fiber is provided. The paved road shows remarkably excellent durability to rutting and crack, and a thin surfacing (thin layer pavement) paving with thickness of asphalt made thinner becomes possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Atsushi Oka, Hiroaki Tomimoto, Kazuaki Kouda, Sachio Yokote, Yoshiharu Miyasaka, Yoshitaka Hoya, Takashi Iiyama
  • Patent number: 6449790
    Abstract: A transit boarding platform panel comprising a base portion formed from a reinforced composite polymer. The base portion has a top deck and a bottom plate, a first end, a second end, a first side and second side. Between the top deck and bottom plate are a series of internal longitudinal and cross support members. The top deck has a central section and opposite end sections. Detectable warning tiles are mounted to the top surfaces of the end sections. The top surface of the central section has a slip resistant surface. In the preferred embodiment the slip resistant surface consists of a non-slip walking surface coating applied to the top deck. The slip resistant coating should be resistant to the effects of ultraviolet radiation, temperature changes and corrosive elements such as acids, alkalis, salts, phosphates, organic chemicals and solvents such as mineral spirits, gasoline etc. It should also preferably be sufficiently hard to protect against abrasion, chipping, scratching or marring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Astra Capital Incorporated
    Inventor: Kenneth E. J. Szekely
  • Patent number: 6450728
    Abstract: The invention relates mainly to a concrete pavement tile, which produces a clearly recognizable sound when touched with a blind person's cane or a white stick. In practice it appears useful to incorporate sound sources in guide paths for the blind. The invention has solved this problem by providing a pavement tile (1) with an upper plate (3) of metal, which is supported by the tile at its circumference. The plate can be provided with regularly distributed outwardly projecting tears, bumps or ledges (6). Below the plate there is a sound space (2) which can be formed by pressing the plate, upwardly convex, whereas a hollow executed tile gives the same effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventors: Tamar Vanessa Grahmbeek, Marit Astrid Grahmbeek
  • Patent number: 6065266
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light structural steel plate in the form of a hump plate and to a process for its production. The light structural steel plate comprises a mould-pressed steel hump plate (1) and a flat aluminium plate (3) connected thereto substance-to-substance at a the hump end faces. The substance-to-substance connection is produced by the feature that after the surfaces to be interconnected at the hump end faces have been activated by means of a laser beam (5), said surfaces are metallically connected under pressure. The decisive factor is that the material of the plates (1, 2) does not pass into the molten phase during activation by means of the laser beam (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Thyssen Stahl AG
    Inventors: Friedrich Behr, Klaus Blumel, Hans Pircher
  • Patent number: 5964549
    Abstract: An apparatus for repairing a crack in a bituminous road surface utilizes a beam embedded in the road surface. A slot is cut in the road with the crack centered therein. A fiber reinforced plastic composite beam has a plurality of fingers extending from one end thereof. The beam is placed on a sand base in the slot with a straight end of the beam on one side of the crack and a serrated/finger end on the opposed side of the crack. A panel having apertures therein is positioned over the finger end of the crack. A course aggregate material is placed atop the sand base within epoxy material then filling the slot so as to anchor the beam therein. Upon curing, the road material is placed atop the beam and flush with the original road surface. The fingers are coated with a release agent to preclude binding with the surrounding epoxy material which allows for movement of the beam relative to the surrounding material upon forces acting upon the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Kansas Department of Transportation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Frantzen
  • Patent number: 5816738
    Abstract: Floor coverings of composite tiles having a polygonal ground plan and having elastic properties. A recess which is formed of a hollow space in the composite tiles can include a cylindrical support molded on the underside of the tiles. The walls of each composite tile can be stabilized by a supporting component which is connected to the vertical edges of the composite tiles and preferably extends to the lower edge of the tiles. Laying plates which include an arrangement designed to co-operate with the supports of the composite tiles can be used. The laying plates form a laying system which permits the laying of the composite tiles even on difficult substrates and provide for the laid composite tiles to be easily be lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: ABO System-Elemente GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Harnapp
  • Patent number: 5199815
    Abstract: A floor structure for indoor artificial skiing ground comprises, a concrete base plate constructed on foundations, a first waterproof covering disposed on the base plate, a heat insulation layer located on the first waterproof covering, a second waterproof covering disposed on the heat insulation layer, a concrete pressing plate location on the second waterproof covering, and a plurality of drainage grooves formed on top of the pressing plate.Another floor structure for indoor artificial skiing ground comprises, a concrete base plate constructed on foundations, a first waterproof covering disposed on the base plate, a heat insulation layer located on the first waterproof covering, a second waterproof covering disposed on the heat insulation layer, and a slip preventive layer located on the second waterproof covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: NKK Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Inoue, Susumu Kishi
  • Patent number: 4932182
    Abstract: A one piece molded plastic sheet is glued to a floor surface and properly fastened. As many more molded sheets are added to the first in building a complete coverage over the surface. A loose grout material is placed over the molded sheet and into numerous shallow enclosures which consist of a network of raised ribbing that intersect to form a variety of shapes and patterns on the surface. The grout material is levelled off at the top of the raised ribbing so the rib top would appear to be the grout fill characteristic of conventional tile. As the tiles which were formed from the fill material is hardened it is bonded to the molded sheet by special entrapping designs in the mold that prohibit its release. The device serves to structurally support the subfloor by being bonded to the subfloor covering its surface with a strong plastic that supports the subfloors lateral movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: John R. Thomasson
  • Patent number: 4722636
    Abstract: A tandem screed for use with a paving machine for compacting and smoothing asphalt paving composition includes a front screed mounted at the end of a towing arm and a rear screed mounted to the rear of the front screed and laterally extensible with respect thereto. A rear screed hydraulic cylinder is hooked up in series with a tow point hydraulic cylinder such that as the tow point is lowered, the rear screed is lowered with respect to the front screed; and as the tow point is raised, the rear screed is raised with respect to the front screed. The rear screed is thereby maintained at the same elevation as the front screed as the tow point is raised or lowered, thus avoiding bumps and irregularities in the pavement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Astec Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Donald Brock
  • Patent number: 4601150
    Abstract: A roofing panel is provided comprising a layer of closed cell plastic foam and a layer of mortar. A reinforcing grid is disposed within the mortar layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Cathy W. Dougherty