Formed In Sheet Member Patents (Class 454/280)
  • Patent number: 11684062
    Abstract: A weep-hole cover for existing weep-holes in exterior masonry walls that allows moist air passage into and out of the exterior wall gap and for condensation of water to freely drain. The present invention has a plurality of holes, but prevents entry of larger insects, rodents and snakes behind the masonry wall. Present invention is a single-piece construction and incorporates a vee-shape with its apex inserted into the weep-hole, where the spring of the vee-shape adjusts to a range of weep-hole widths. Exterior flanges provide a means to grip and install the present invention and to limit depth of insertion by resting the flanges on the exterior masonry surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Matthew E Johnson
  • Patent number: 11408179
    Abstract: An exterior elevated assembly with a walking surface is described which has features for facilitating inspection of the interior support frame of the assembly. The assembly includes a support frame for the walking surface, which defines an interior space and a soffit covering an underside of the support frame. The soffit provided with an opening. A vent panel is provided for covering the opening and a vent panel retention mechanism is provided for reversibly holding the vent panel in place over the opening. Methods and kits for installing a vent panel in a soffit of an exterior elevated assembly with a walking surface are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: James Robert Lyons
  • Patent number: 10633865
    Abstract: A soffit vent for allowing passage of air into an interior area of a structure having the soffit. The soffit vent is configured to prevent or minimize animals from entering into the interior area through the soffit vent. The soffit vent may comprise an outer frame having a space or gap, an inner frame having a space or gap; and a soffit vent grill; the soffit vent grill positioned or secured in between the outer frame and the inner frame in a manner which prevents vertical, horizontal, and inward movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Czaplicki, Susan Czaplicki
  • Patent number: 10337750
    Abstract: A shade apparatus for use in broiler poultry houses can include a plurality of contoured vanes positioned in vertical alignment. Each vane can have first and second opposed lateral sides and is contoured upwardly such that the first lateral side resides below the second lateral side. The vanes are connected by a first plurality of spacers attached to the vanes proximate the first lateral side of the vanes, and a second plurality of spacers attached to the vanes proximate the second lateral side of the vanes. A portion of each vane extends over a horizontal axis defined by the first lateral side of a vane positioned immediately above. The apparatus can include brackets that facilitate mounting of the apparatus over a fan vent of a broiler poultry house and maintain the vanes a predetermined optimal distance from the fan vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dandy Light Traps, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Teeters
  • Patent number: 10219417
    Abstract: An electronic device including an electronic module, a casing, and at least one air port is provided. The casing accommodates the electronic module. The air port is disposed on the casing to communicate the inside of the box to the outside. The air port includes an inclined blocking element. The inclined blocking element has a plurality of inclined openings, and the inclined openings are inclined relative to a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Chen-Tsun Juan, Bor-Bin Chou
  • Patent number: 10054330
    Abstract: A ventilation assembly with closable vent openings is described primarily for use on the soffit of a building. A slider that is differently and contrastingly colored relative to a frame and having an actuator tab is provided within the frame wherein the vent opening can be opened or closed by sliding the slider between two positions by way of the actuator tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Benjamin Coles
  • Patent number: 9750355
    Abstract: A merchandise display system for storing and dispensing merchandise is provided. The merchandise display system includes an outer housing, a transparent front door, a refrigeration unit, and a door that includes an extended canopy. The merchandise display system also includes a front grille for a refrigeration system having, a surface adjacent a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Christian Stolarz, Praveen Kumar Nooli, Martin Broen, Stephen Lim
  • Patent number: 7794312
    Abstract: A covering apparatus for an enclosure presenting a ventilating barrier curved with respect to a barrier axis includes a segmented panel member having a plurality of louvered areas. Respective adjacent louvered areas of the plurality of louvered areas are separated by a respective bend structure. Each respective bend structure has a first section departing in a first direction from a first bend axis and a second section departing in a second direction from a second bend axis. The first and second bend axes are generally parallel with the barrier axis. The first direction is generally away from the second bend axis. The second direction is generally away from the first bend axis. The bend structure further has a third section extending from the first and second bend axes to a third bend axis. The third bend axis is non-coplanar with the first and second bend axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Lennox Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald N. Zimmer, John Nhu Tran
  • Publication number: 20040058638
    Abstract: A moisture resistant wall vent for use in an exterior wall of a building includes a louvered front panel substantially in the plane of the wall surface whether the wall has a stucco finish, conventional wall finish or a brick surface. Alternatively, the louvered panel may be recessed from the front edge of the vent coincident with the finish of the exterior wall. Top, bottom, left and right side panels of the vent include laterally extending right angle flanges disposed proximate the rear edges to resist seepage of water along the vent into the wall. To mount the vent in a concrete block wall, a laterally extending T-shaped lintel is attached through slots (for the concrete block wall) disposed in the top panel and a laterally extending plate (if used) is attached through slots disposed in the bottom panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventor: John J. Achen
  • Patent number: 6468151
    Abstract: A louver member is provided for forming louver assemblies for houses and other buildings for ventilation purposes. The method of installing the louver members includes cutting to size and attaching the same to roof trusses for on-site louver assembly. Each louver member has a somewhat inverted V-shape with a front and an apertured rear to allow air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Mike E. Darcey
  • Patent number: 6322441
    Abstract: A louver member is provided for forming louver assemblies for houses and other buildings for ventilation purposes. The method of installing the louver members includes cutting to size and attaching the same to roof trusses for on-site louver assembly. Each louver member has a somewhat inverted V-shape with a front and an apertured rear to allow air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Mike E. Darcey
  • Patent number: 6241602
    Abstract: A gable roof end ventilator comprises a triangular vented member with peripheral mounting flanges, the flanges each lying in a plane inclined relative to the plane of the vented member. The ventilator accommodates variations in roof pitch by tilting the ventilator about its base relative to the plane of an end wall of a building and then securing the ventilator to the end wall and eaves of the building by fasteners through the mounting flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Robert Charles Allen
  • Patent number: 5728000
    Abstract: A one-piece continuous roof drip edge vent comprising an upper planar section a middle louvered section and a lower section. The upper section extends up an inclined roof so that a starter row of shingles is not necessary, the lower section abuts the horizontal facia board and the middle section which is perpendicular to the lower section is continuously louvered to facilitate air inlet venting along the entire roof drip edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventor: William Kevin Bateman
  • Patent number: 5255486
    Abstract: A louver door construction includes a spaced pair of vertical stiles and a louver unit which is formed as a one-piece extruded plastic sheet secured between the vertical stiles. The louver unit includes a plurality of integrally connected louver sections, each having an elongated inclined portion and an elongated horizontal portion. The inclined portions of the louver sections extend upwardly and rearwardly from front edges of the corresponding horizontal portions. The inclined portion of one louver section has a distal upper edge which is connected integrally with a rear edge of the horizontal portion of an adjacent louver section. The inclined portions of the louver sections are parallel with one another, while the horizontal portions of the louver sections are parallel with one another. The horizontal portions of some of the louver sections are formed with a series of slots which permit flow of air through the louver unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Eli Plastics Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: David Wang
  • Patent number: 5201879
    Abstract: A vent arrangement is provided for enclosures that prevents the entry of water into the enclosure and that also prevents the penetration of a pry bar or probe wire. The vent arrangement includes a first predetermined pattern of openings of predetermined shape and dimensions provided at the exterior wall of the enclosure. The dimensions of the openings and the spacing between the openings are determined relative to the pry bar and the material in which openings are formed, such that the pry bar cannot fully enter the openings and such that the portion of the pry bar that can be applied to the openings does not cause any substantial deformation of the material surrounding the openings that could permit widening of the openings so as to allow full entry of the tip of the pry bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: S&C Electric Company
    Inventor: Edward A. Steele