Curb Patents (Class 404/7)
  • Patent number: 10094087
    Abstract: A system for and method of stabilizing slopes and embankments using one or more soil load transfer elements are disclosed. The present subject matter provides for an efficient method and apparatus for stabilizing shallow landslides and slope instabilities for failing and near-failing soil masses that are underlain by soil materials. The system may include a plurality of load transfer plates affixed to a pile or load transfer section in varying configurations. In one embodiment, one or more upper load transfer plates are preferably used to capture the downslope-moving soil mass and transfer the applied loads to the intermediary pile section. In another embodiment, a plurality of upper load transfer plates can be used to transfer applied loads to a lower pile section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GEOPIER FOUNDATION COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yogesh Prashar, Richard Short, Miriam Smith
  • Patent number: 9885165
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include apparatus and methods relating to a drainage channel comprising two half members further comprising overhangs extending away from the half member along the length of the half member, wherein the overhang features alternating protrusions and recesses at regular distances along the length of the overhang and wherein the first half member and the second half member are joined together by the recesses of the first half member receiving the protrusions of the second half member and the recesses of the second half member receiving the protrusions of the first half member; and wherein the interior edges of the first half member and the second half member define a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ABT, INC.
    Inventor: Charles E. Gunter
  • Patent number: 9476205
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems are provided herein for spacing an outer skin of a roof from the supporting structure of the roof such that the roof shields against weather elements, admits light, and allows advantageous air circulation. In one embodiment, a wedge-shaped device for spacing panels on a roof includes a bottom surface, a top surface inclined at an angle relative to the bottom surface, and an integral support structure connecting the top surface and the bottom surface, the support structure including a plurality of ribs and a plurality of nail boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Formula Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Elias Mora
  • Patent number: 9394650
    Abstract: An asphalt paving seam gasket comprises a footing sheet, a seam wall and a ramp extension. Once the footing sheet is anchored to the substrate, the seam wall provides a supporting buttress for the compaction of an initial lane of paving, while the ramp extension provides a sloped access for vehicles to mount the initial lane during the interval before the adjoining lane of paving is applied. Optionally, an adhesive resin is applied to the contact surfaces of the gasket to strengthen their bonding to the asphalt material and prevent moisture penetration between the gasket and the asphalt material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Diamond
  • Patent number: 9313956
    Abstract: A unique garden-border system, for sealing the soil and water inside a garden bed, for anchoring a garden bed on a slope, and for forming a staircase-like garden bed on a slope, comprises garden-bed strips having staircase-forming openings and swing-preventing teeth stamped therein, gap-eliminating couplers having slanted-stake tunnels and strip recesses molded therein for coupling the garden-bed strips, multi-function locking pins for locking the garden-bed strips to the gap-eliminating couplers at desired angles and elevations, and anti-sliding V-shaped stakes having underground-interlocking anchors molded thereon for being inserted through the slanted-stake tunnels of the gap-eliminating couplers, to form desired shapes and elevations of the unique garden-border system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Dee Volin
  • Patent number: 9206560
    Abstract: A method of installing an edging system for a unit pavement system includes inserting a main body section of a plate-like stake in a generally horizontal direction underneath at least one paver unit of the plurality of paver units and into a granular material layer upon which the unit pavement system is supported. The method further includes positioning a vertical section of an edge restraint under a horizontal cap section of the plate-like stake such that the vertical section of the edge restraint is arranged parallel to a vertical section of the plate-like stake and underneath a horizontal cap section of the plate-like stake. The method also includes driving a fastener into a ground surface until the fastener engages a horizontal section of the edge restraint. A plate-like stake including a main body section and a clip, which is separate from the main body section, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: James A. Alfieri, III
  • Patent number: 9173350
    Abstract: Lawn and garden edging segments for end-to-end adjacent installation on an outdoor ground surface, with each edging segment comprising an elongate member having a pair of laterally extending arms defining separate sides of the edging segments and extending along the elongate length of the edging segments. The arms each include a lower wall, an upper wall on a top side of the edging segment and an edge wall. A lower projecting member extends outwardly from a bottom side of the edging segment between the lower walls of the arms the projecting member extending beyond planes defined by the lower walls. The edging segments are configured for installation such that the projecting members are positioned within a groove formed in the ground with the lower walls of the arms extending outwardly adjacent the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffery M. Beutler
  • Patent number: 9004808
    Abstract: A system for converting an existing traffic intersection into an intersection having a roundabout traffic control feature includes a center island framework, one or more splitter island frameworks, and one or more diverter frameworks. The frameworks are secured to the road surface, and fill material is added to free spaces defined in the frameworks to thereby form a center island, one or more splitter islands, and one or more diverters. The system allows a roundabout to be implemented into an existing intersection on a temporary or semi-permanent basis, in a minimal amount of time and without requiring significant construction at the site of the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Design Safety Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Main, McKinnon S. Main
  • Patent number: 8985894
    Abstract: A method of constructing a pump island protector to alleviate continuous maintenance required for a deteriorating existing steel pump island base, and a pump island protector constructed by the method. Using an adjustable form system and the combination of stainless steel members and new concrete, the existing pump island is re-wrapped with the stainless steel member and the new concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Peter R. Hunter
  • Patent number: 8985892
    Abstract: A method of constructing a pump island protector to alleviate continuous maintenance required for a deteriorating existing steel pump island base, and a pump island protector constructed by the method. Using an adjustable form system and the combination of stainless steel members and new concrete, the existing pump island is re-wrapped with the stainless steel member and the new concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Peter R Hunter
  • Publication number: 20140270938
    Abstract: A system for converting an existing traffic intersection into an intersection having a roundabout traffic control feature includes a center island framework, one or more splitter island frameworks, and one or more diverter frameworks. The frameworks are secured to the road surface, and fill material is added to free spaces defined in the frameworks to thereby form a center island, one or more splitter islands, and one or more diverters. The system allows a roundabout to be implemented into an existing intersection on a temporary or semi-permanent basis, in a minimal amount of time and without requiring significant construction at the site of the intersection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: design safety engineering, inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Main, McKinnon S. Main
  • Patent number: 8834060
    Abstract: An installation to assist in water usage of rainwater which has a number of take-offs positioned along a curb alongside a road where these are separately connected to respective inground chambers filled with particulate material to encourage root access from trees in the vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Vilenna Investments Pty Ltd
    Inventor: David Stanley Lawry
  • Publication number: 20140110491
    Abstract: The plastic structural article includes an elongated tubular shell having opposed end sections, a middle section there between and an interior cavity. The interior cavity has a foam core situated therein. The foam core comprises steam expandable polymer beads which when expanded substantially fill the interior cavity. The bead and shell are of a similar plastic composition enabling the articles to be reground and recycled. An apparatus for forming the articles and an associated method of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Richard W. Roberts, JR.
  • Patent number: 8562245
    Abstract: A curbstone (6, 7, 9, 10) comprising an upper side (63, 73, 93, 103) serving as a step-on surface, a front side (64, 74, 94, 104) serving as a boundary, a rear side (61, 71, 91, 101) and a lower side (62, 72, 92, 102), wherein the front side (64, 74, 94, 104) comprises a lower mounting section (641, 741, 941, 1041) with an upper edge (642, 742, 942, 1042) and, adjoining the upper edge (642, 742, 942, 1042), an upper section which is provided with an oblique surface (645, 745, 945, 1045) which is set back increasingly from bottom to top in the direction of the rear side (61, 71, 91, 101) and which, in its lower region, merges into a concavely curved section (644, 744, 944, 1044) which extends as far as the upper edge (642, 742, 942, 1042) in a substantially planar section (643, 743, 943, 1043) extending virtually horizontally in the mounted state, wherein the front side (64, 74, 94, 104) comprises, above the oblique surface (645, 745, 945, 1045), a second concavely curved section (647, 747, 947, 1047) which is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Profilbeton GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hasch
  • Patent number: 8525698
    Abstract: The security gate device is the one that has the ability to deter and seize unauthorized vehicles to enter and that attempt to envade the place; this can be done automatically without giving human being orders. The device is equipped with a room consisting of bumpers and anti-blast walls to protect the facility and the workers from damage caused by such an explosion. Meanwhile, this device can arrest the intruders of the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Hmoud Sayaf Al Shahrani
  • Patent number: 8517349
    Abstract: Devices and methods for supporting guardrail terminal installations that incorporate safety end treatments such as the GET and the SRT. Preferred embodiments are described wherein guardrail terminal installations are primarily anchored to the ground using weak support posts that are preferably made of metal. The ends of the guardrail installation are secured to the ground using breakaway posts. In operation, the weak posts permit the central portion of the guardrail installation to contain and redirect the vehicle during a lateral collision to the rail member. The anchorage provided by the breakaway end posts helps prevent the guardrail from being excessively displaced, thus preventing the impacting vehicle from breaking through the guardrail. In operation, guardrail terminal assemblies constructed in accordance with the present invention provide an improved support system for the rail member which is more forgiving than conventional strong post anchorages, thereby providing an improvement in safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Hayes E. Ross, Roger Bligh, C. Eugene Buth
  • Patent number: 8430595
    Abstract: In a vehicle guideway having a vehicle track, a guidance system is provided comprising one or more guide curbs installed along a length of the guideway, and a low-friction coating or coatings presented by the curbs, a vehicle's tires, or both, the coating or coatings reducing friction and wear in the event of contact between the tires and the one or more guide curbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: McCrary Personal Transport System, LLC
    Inventor: Homer T McCrary
  • Publication number: 20130058714
    Abstract: A kerbstone (6, 7, 9, 10) comprising an upper side (63, 73, 93, 103) serving as a step-on surface, a front side (64, 74, 94, 104) serving as a boundary, a rear side (61, 71, 91, 101) and a lower side (62, 72, 92, 102), wherein the front side (64, 74, 94, 104) comprises a lower mounting section (641, 741, 941, 1041) with an upper edge (642, 742, 942, 1042) and, adjoining the upper edge (642, 742, 942, 1042), an upper section which is provided with an oblique surface (645, 745, 945, 1045) which is set back increasingly from bottom to top in the direction of the rear side (61, 71, 91, 101) and which, in its lower region, merges into a concavely curved section (644, 744, 944, 1044) which extends as far as the upper edge (642, 742, 942, 1042) in a substantially planar section (643, 743, 943, 1043) extending virtually horizontally in the mounted state, wherein the front side (64, 74, 94, 104) comprises, above the oblique surface (645, 745, 945, 1045), a second concavely curved section (647, 747, 947, 1047) which is
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hasch
  • Patent number: 8322087
    Abstract: Modular landscape borders can include curb and planter sections, and adjacent modular borders can engaged to each other via coupling members. The curb section can include channels for receiving electrical and/or irrigational devices. The curb section can include a face having openings for receiving illumination devices and/or irrigation devices. The planter section can include irrigation drainage and a conduit for receiving irrigation tubing and/or for distributing irrigation water. Openings can be provided for receiving retaining spikes for securing the modular border to the ground. Supporting structures can provide rigidity and/or structural support to the curb and/or the planter. The modular border may include partition lines for division into smaller partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Eduardo L. Lascano
  • Patent number: 8266844
    Abstract: A paver or landscape edging is provided with enhanced anchoring means. The edging has an elongated, longitudinal strip with a paver-facing surface and an opposed surface, and extensions extending from the opposed surface of the elongated strip, each comprising a first wall edge and a bore for receiving a fastener such as a spike or stake. A strap member extends between neighboring extensions, offset from the first wall edge and defining a gap, or anchoring region, when the edging is placed on a substrate. The installed edging may be anchored by fasteners, and by root systems of a concealing layer placed over the edging that grow around the strap member. In addition, a method for installing pavers provides for the fixing of a portion of the edging on the substrate prior to cutting a strap to allow the edging to be deformed in conformance with a curved or irregular boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Surefoot Hardscape Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rubin Kurtz, David Frieberg
  • Patent number: 8231302
    Abstract: In a vehicle guideway having a vehicle track, a guidance system is provided comprising one or more guide curbs installed along a length of the guideway, and a low-friction coating or coatings presented by the curbs, a vehicle's tires, or both, the coating or coatings reducing friction and wear in the event of contact between the tires and the one or more guide curbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Homer T McCrary
  • Patent number: 8226321
    Abstract: A parking bumper shell that can be easily filled with a heavy form-filling material (such as concrete) to form a parking bumper is provided. The parking bumper shell may be injection molded from durable, brightly-colored, UV- and weather-resistant plastic. Undercuts, such as in the form of a plurality of undercut wings or z-puller pins, may be disposed on the interior of the parking bumper shell's top and side walls to aid in holding the parking bumper shell and the heavy filling material together. The parking bumper shell may also include internally projecting hollow extensions that are adapted to receive anchoring posts. While the parking bumper shell is being filled, it may be placed in a rigid frame which helps the shell to keep its shape during filling. The parking bumper shells are light-weight, nestable, and do not require internal steel rebar reinforcement, thereby greatly reducing transportation costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tuf-Tite, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore W. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20120148343
    Abstract: In a vehicle guideway having a vehicle track, a guidance system is provided comprising one or more guide curbs installed along a length of the guideway, and a low-friction coating or coatings presented by the curbs, a vehicle's tires, or both, the coating or coatings reducing friction and wear in the event of contact between the tires and the one or more guide curbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Homer T. McCrary
  • Patent number: 8182170
    Abstract: A fluid line indicator system includes a roadway that has a lateral edge. A curb is positioned adjacent to and extends along the lateral edge. The curb has an upper surface. A disc has a top side, a bottom side and a perimeter edge. A post is attached to and extending downwardly from a central area of the bottom side. The post is imbedded into the upper surface and the disc is imbedded into the curb. A panel is mounted on the disc and completely covers the top side, the panel comprising a reflector. The post is positioned in an area adjacent to a fluid access point to indicate placement of the fluid access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Arlis Blanton
  • Patent number: 8127490
    Abstract: A block (30) useful in creating, for example, a landscape edging, a patio framing for a patio is L-shaped and includes a first member (32) and a second member (34). The block (30) is adapted to be arranged in an interlocking or interfitting fashion with other similarly configured blocks (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Joan M. Perotti
  • Publication number: 20120051036
    Abstract: An illuminated curb barrier is disclosed which includes a curb barrier body; and a lighting source situated on the curb barrier body. The lighting source can be a solar source, which includes at least one solar photoresister panel situated on an upper surface of the housing, a battery, a controller board, and an LED light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Bernadette Carr
  • Patent number: 7967524
    Abstract: A landscape edging member for use in defining borders of walks, patios, driveways and the like, is provided with edge lips on one side of a base wall, which serve as stops when one of the landscape edging members is inverted and nested with another landscape edging member, to prevent lateral shifting of the nested landscape edging members when they are placed in a stack or bundle. The lips of the nested landscape edging members overlap portions of the vertical walls of the other one of the two nested landscape edging members, which form an inverted pair of landscape edging members. The lips are high enough from the base wall to prevent lateral shifting of the nested pair when a stack of the landscape edging members are shipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Pave Tech Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Jones
  • Patent number: 7963718
    Abstract: A T-shaped edge restraint for use in water permeable pavement systems. The base (stem) of the T has a plurality of openings to facilitate the use of spikes or anchors or to facilitate curving the edge restraint to accommodate curved sections of the pavement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: PermaLoc Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel G. Zwier, Robert D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7950872
    Abstract: A form for receiving a filler material to create an island is provided. The form is made essentially entirely out of galvannealed steel that is easily paintable. The form has a substantially continuous wall having an outer surface and an inner surface. The wall is made out of a plurality of galvannealed steel wall sections. The wall has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The inner surface forms an enclosed chamber for receiving the filler material. A first support made out of galvannealed steel is attached to the inner surface of the first side of the wall and a second support made out of galvannealed steel is attached to the inner surface of the second side of the wall. A brace made out of galvannealed steel is disposed between the supports, wherein the brace removably engages the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: John Radu, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110091274
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for a seamless curb system suitable for a sanitary environment. The structural material has a substantially uniform cross section. The structure is preferably formed of concrete as is used in traditional curb systems. An outer shell is provided which provides a permanent form for containing the structural material. In the preferred embodiment, the outer shell is formed of stainless steel. The elements are sealed to each other in an end to end relationship and along the floor a sanitary environment. At least one anchor is disposed in a slot in the floor of the sanitary environment to locate the curb system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: KEITH THOMAS KWASNY
  • Patent number: 7810277
    Abstract: A lawn edging strip includes imbedded conductors which can be used to conduct low voltage electricity to allow the lawn edging to double as a lighting strip. The lawn edging product enables solderless connection of one or more low voltage lights at points along the length of the edging using a light socket body with a plug adapted for insertion into holes formed in the strip to expose embedded conductors. Adjacent sections of lawn edging may be connected together physically and electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Alf Operating Partners, Ltd.
    Inventor: John Fakhari
  • Patent number: 7774993
    Abstract: An elongated edging assembly for holding landscaping and/or paving materials and the like in place in a predetermined location. The assembly may be made up of first and second elongated edger members which each include an elongated upright material retaining plate and a connector located adjacent an end of the corresponding member. The connectors desirably include respective mating interengageable components located on the plates near the ends thereof. The components are configured and adapted to cooperate to interconnect the members and maintain the ends of the respective plates in substantial abutting relationship with the plates in substantial alignment. The members may ideally be arranged as a neat packet of related objects including a pair of elongated members configured, arranged, aligned and joined together so as to present a single elongated construct having an open interior. At least one accessory item for said members is arranged within the open interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Bravo Foxtrot Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick P. Strobl, Jr., Bradley D. LeGare
  • Patent number: 7758278
    Abstract: A system for anchoring a parking curb is provided which may include an anchoring rod and a plate. The anchoring rod bisects the plate and is parallel to the thickness of the plate. The anchoring rod may bisect the plate through a center point of the plate. The plate may be secured to the anchoring rod. In some embodiments, the anchoring rod and plate can be manufactured as one piece. The plate may be of any suitable shape, including square and rectangular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Raymond Tamburro
  • Publication number: 20100119302
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for a seamless curb system suitable for a sanitary environment while providing an energy absorbing structure. The multicellular structure has a substantially uniform cross section. The structure is formed of hi-density, energy absorbing, expanding polypropylene foam, similar to bumper systems used in cars and trucks. An outer shell is disposed over at least a front portion of the structure. The outer shell may be stainless steel or a polyurea/polyaspartic reinforced coating, as examples. The elements are sealed to each other in an end to end relationship adjacent to a wall to form an energy absorbing protective barrier to the wall. At least one anchor is disposed in a slot in the floor of the manufacturing facility to provide support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Keith Thomas Kwasny
  • Publication number: 20100098487
    Abstract: The mentioned parking barrier doesn't need a prior electric infrastructure since it creates it for its own use and for the units which are connected to it. When a vehicle comes into contact with the parking barrier unit, the part bearing the weight of the vehicle, the mechanical parts of the parking barrier unit will be set in motion. The motion of the mechanical parts in the parking barrier unit will activate a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. The electrical energy that is created by the device is stored in a storage device. The stored electrical energy will serve to activate the various parts of the parking barrier unit and its parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Eli Zana
  • Patent number: 7699557
    Abstract: A concrete structure for replenishing an aquifer and a method for constructing the same is provided. The structure is comprised of a pavement layer with surface drains that extend through the pavement layer and into an aggregate leach field. The leach field includes leach lines spanning the leach field. An aggregate drain extends from the leach field into a sand lens. Precipitation which falls upon the structure thus flows through the surface drain, absorbed into the aggregate leach field, and transported to the aggregate drains by way of aggregate leach lines. The water is then absorbed into the sand lens, ultimately replenishing the aquifer. Existing conventional pavement structures are retrofitted by the removal of a section of the pavement, and filling the same with porous concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Lithocrete, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee A. Shaw, Ronald D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 7621691
    Abstract: A longitudinal, channelizing traffic separator system has interlocking D-shaped curb sections with a recessed delineator post mounting receptacle formed in the top side of interlocked sections at an interlock joint. The receptacle will releasably retain a quick-release delineator post. Tapered nose-end sections may be longitudinally aligned with interlocked curb modules at the beginning and end of a sequence of curb modules. The curb sections and nose-end sections have both longitudinal ribs and lateral plates beneath the top side to transmit top side loads to a support surface such as a roadway or bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Impact Recovery Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory L. Hannah
  • Publication number: 20090238641
    Abstract: A system for anchoring a parking curb is provided which may include an anchoring rod and a plate. The anchoring rod bisects the plate and is parallel to the thickness of the plate. The anchoring rod may bisect the plate through a center point of the plate. The plate may be secured to the anchoring rod. In some embodiments, the anchoring rod and plate can be manufactured as one piece. The plate may be of any suitable shape, including square and rectangular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Raymond TAMBURRO
  • Publication number: 20090208286
    Abstract: A plastics or rubber kerbstone (10) has a body which defines a flange for assisting retention of the kerbstone, in use. A kerb race reinforcement structure (80) is also disclosed. The kerb race reinforcement structure has a preformed body which defines a base and a kerb carrying surface displaced from the base so as to define a cavity between the base and the carrying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Durakerb Limited
    Inventor: Philip Sutton
  • Publication number: 20090190998
    Abstract: A concrete structure for replenishing an aquifer and a method for constructing the same is provided. The structure is comprised of a pavement layer with surface drains that extend through the pavement layer and into an aggregate leach field. The leach field includes leach lines spanning the leach field. An aggregate drain extends from the leach field into a sand lens. Precipitation which falls upon the structure thus flows through the surface drain, absorbed into the aggregate leach field, and transported to the aggregate drains by way of aggregate leach lines. The water is then absorbed into the sand lens, ultimately replenishing the aquifer. Existing conventional pavement structures are retrofitted by the removal of a section of the pavement, and filling the same with porous concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Lee A. Shaw, Ronald D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 7536825
    Abstract: A landscape edging block is provided which has a first member and a second member twice as long as the first member connected to the first member to form an L-shaped block. A plurality of L-shaped blocks is arranged in an interlocking fashion to create a border between different landscape elements without the need for edging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Joan Perotti
  • Publication number: 20090035062
    Abstract: A vehicle barrier that has a three-dimensional shape of a product for advertising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Gidi Kohali
  • Publication number: 20080145144
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a precast curb and a joint used to constrain the lateral and vertical movement of the precast curb and to align adjacent precast curbs. The precast curb installed with the presented method can be removed after its installation without sustaining any damage and reused later. The method presented hereinafter allows the installation of the curb in almost any weather conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Bruno Desrosiers
  • Publication number: 20080118306
    Abstract: In a vehicle guideway having a vehicle track, a guidance system is provided comprising one or more guide curbs installed along a length of the guideway, and a low-friction coating or coatings presented by the curbs, a vehicle's tires, or both, the coating or coatings reducing friction and wear in the event of contact between the tires and the one or more guide curbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Homer T. McCrary
  • Patent number: 7371029
    Abstract: A security barrier system for use with a trafficable surface and a site requiring protection from advancing vehicles includes a visual indicator element having an appearance that is distinctive from the trafficable surface and disposed adjacent to the trafficable surface. A composite bed system includes a first structure beneath a second structure, where the first structure includes a deformable material that collapses under vehicle loads, and the second structure includes a pedestrian cover surface of a different material over the deformable material that conceals the deformable material and supports pedestrian traffic over the deformable material without permanently collapsing the deformable material. A pedestrian sidewalk is located between the bed and the visual indicator element, and a containment structure contains the bed system and resists the impact of a vehicle that has traversed the bed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Rock Twelve, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Rogers, Graeme Waitzkin, Vincent Lee, Scott Demel
  • Patent number: 7362238
    Abstract: A vehicle backing guide for marking a parking area into which a vehicle may be backed, comprising an elongate strap, a plurality of bright segments spaced apart longitudinally along the strap having a high visual contrast with the strap and an indicator member that indicates to the vehicle driver when the vehicle has obtained it preferred position in the parking area. The strap is of length representative of a length of a vehicle to be backed into a parking area therein substantially defining a side boundary of the parking area, the bright segments providing a measure of distance along the strap and hence the parking area, at least a portion of the bright segments being of a same length and mutually spaced apart a same distance longitudinally along the strap, the measure of distance providing the driver an indicator of backing progress into the parking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Daniel Peterson
  • Patent number: 7351003
    Abstract: A vehicle barrier advertisement system comprising a vehicle parking barrier having a lower face member, a spaced-apart top face member, with a vertical portion extending from the lower face and angularly oriented spaced-apart grooves for insertion of one or more advertisement indicia sheets, and removable end caps. Illumination of the advertisement sheet is also provided using an AC or DC power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Bumpads, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Fenimore, Matthew Stutsman
  • Patent number: 7344333
    Abstract: An anchor bolt bolt does not easily jump up even if a tire hits a bumping post. A through hole for inserting the anchor bolt into the bumping post is formed by embedding a cylindrical anchor holder. The anchor holder has a cylinder for receiving the anchor bolt and a head for containing the head of the anchor bolt. A plurality of projecting parts, forming a protruding line, prevent the head of the anchor bolt from jumping up. The projecting parts are positioned at the head of the holder. Since the head of the bolt is pressed down from above by the protruding line, the head of the bolt will not jump up over the projecting parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Saicon Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoichi Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 7195421
    Abstract: A device for holding paving blocks includes a front plate for contacting the paving blocks and a base plate for contacting a ground surface. Linking the front plate to the base plate is a plurality of support structures. Each support structure includes a boss member adapted to receive an anchor used to anchor the holding device to the ground surface, first and second support members which link the boss member to the face plate and which engage the face plate at opposed angles, and a third support member which links the boss member to the ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Gerald N. Dunbar
  • Patent number: 7128496
    Abstract: An adaptable barrier system protects a site of value that is adjacent to a trafficable surface, from impact by a vehicle. The system includes traffic patterns to reduce speed, followed by a first impact element that causes a vehicle to become elevated from the trafficable surface. A bed having a deformable structure or material beyond the first impact element lowers the elevation of a vehicle that encounters the bed. A cover overlies the compressible material to allow passage of pedestrians and lightweight vehicles. An impact element line beyond the bed has sufficient height to impact a chassis of the vehicle having an elevation that is lowered by the bed, and prevent further progress of the vehicle. The combination of the first impact element, the bed and the impact elements line may be reproportioned with respect to each other to provide a barrier intended to suit a particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Rock Twelve, LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. Rogers, Scott Demel, Lissa Parrott, Vincent Lee, Vanessa Keith, Graeme Waitzkin