Having Specific Cover Or Shield For Exterior Vent Opening Patents (Class 454/367)
  • Patent number: 10711484
    Abstract: An air handling unit for use with a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes an air input portion configured to receive conditioned air. The air handling unit also includes an air output portion configured to direct the conditioned air to an interior space of a structure. The air handling unit further includes a routing portion configured to couple the air input portion to the air output portion in fluid communication. The routing portion also includes a contouring structure configured to interface with the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Robert Justus
  • Patent number: 10512747
    Abstract: A gas outlet extender allows for relocation of existing medical gas outlets to positions that are more ergonomic to care-givers at the point-of-use. In various aspects, the gas outlet extender may take one source of gas supply and provide the facility with a plurality of separate sources of that gas supply. By taking measurements of various parameters of the gas supply, an installer may obtain confidence that the gas flow for each of the plurality of separate sources meets regulatory requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AMICO INTERIORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Charles Henry Kingscott Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10323418
    Abstract: A vent cap assembly for use with a drain waste vent pipe under roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels is provided. Such vent cap assemblies are adapted to fit over a cut-down roof vent pipe to maintain airflow from the vent pipe and prevent debris from entering the pipe. Vent cap assemblies can include a cap portion and a mounting bracket, the cap portion having an inner cavity accessed through an opening in an underside of the cap and the mounting bracket having one or more inwardly extending elongate members for engaging an outer surface of the vent pipe to secure the cap assembly to the pipe. The mounting bracket can include multiple inwardly extending tabs distributed about the bracket that laterally deflect and securely engage the vent pipe when the cap assembly is pressed onto the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Johann Karkheck, Brian Atchley
  • Patent number: 9199789
    Abstract: Improved, non-fragmenting, high efficiency vent apparatus (10, 78) are provided for protecting a structure (12) from potentially damaging or destructive abnormal pressure conditions. The apparatus (10, 78) is positioned in covering relationship to a vent opening (14) formed in the structure (12), and generally includes a burst member (16) and a tab assembly (18) equipped with a series of tabs (56); the tabs (56) bend or buckle to a burst member-clearing position when the vent apparatus (10, 78) experiences an abnormal pressure condition, thereby permitting rapid opening of a central section of the burst member (16) to thus protect structure (12). The burst member (16) may be of domed or flat construction, and can be in the form of a quadrate panel or any other desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FIKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guy Jakus, Tom Eijkelenberg, Guido Dom
  • Patent number: 9189983
    Abstract: A complementary coupon assembly affixed to a door handle assembly is described. The coupon assembly comprises a seat rail and pad base post, whereby a paper-based or electronic coupon book resides on the surface of the pad base post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wild August LLC
    Inventor: Larry English
  • Patent number: 9022845
    Abstract: A ventilated roof features an elongated vent having a vent opening and an elongated vent shingle supporting surface. The vent opening is in fluid communication with a slot defined by the top surface of a roof deck and communicating through the roof deck. An end cap has an end cap shingle supporting surface and is located adjacent to an end of the elongated vent. The vent and the end cap adjacent to the vent are supported in an equivalent spaced-apart relation to the top surface of the roof deck. The elongated vent shingle supporting surface, the end cap shingle supporting surface and the top surface of the roof deck provide a substantially continuous support to a shingle overlapping any two of those elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20150093985
    Abstract: A passive cooling system routes air from an enclosure to an ambient environment, via a chimney effect, through one or more indirect pathways and re-directs environmental elements received from the ambient environment. One or more vanes are arranged within an interior space, such that the vanes collectively form one or more indirect pathways to the ambient environment. The vanes preclude environmental elements, including precipitation and particulate matter, from passing through the interior space and into the enclosure. Environmental elements are re-directed by one or more of the vanes, at least in part, to an exterior of the passive exhaust system. Dampers may be adjusted to control airflow through the passive cooling system and restrict environmental elements from entering the passive cooling system. Liquids received from the ambient environment may be re-directed into a reclamation system for use in a cooling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: RICHARD CHADWICK TOWNER, JOSHUA EHREN NESTOR, MATTHEW THOMAS PHILLIPS, ISHWAR RYAN MAHEEPAT
  • Patent number: 8978323
    Abstract: A pitch adjustable ridge ventilator preferably includes a plurality of adjustable pitch members, a pair of perforated members, a pair of perforated support members and a pair of U-shaped drip members. The adjustable pitch members are bendable to a particular angle. A first perforated support member is attached to a bottom of a first perforated member and a first side of the plurality adjustable pitch members. A second perforated support member is attached to a bottom of a second perforated member and a second side of the plurality adjustable pitch members. The first and second perforated support members are attached to a roof. Roof sheathing is attached to a top of the plurality of adjustable pitch members. A U-shaped drip member is attached over the roof sheathing and located under the perforated member. Each end of the pitch adjustable ridge ventilator is terminated with an end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Metal-Era, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Inzeo
  • Patent number: 8951104
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fixing structure for ventilator cover spring, comprising a fixing component, a connector, a movable part, and a cover spring. The fixing component is a U-shaped protrusion formed on a cover and has a top wall and two leg walls, a first opening and a second opening are respectively formed in the two leg walls. Two cuts are formed at two ends of the connector, wherein each cut is provided with a tongue, the connector being inserted through and fixed in the first opening and the second opening. The movable part has a head portion and a foot portion, wherein the head portion is fixed on the connector, and the foot portion extends toward the top wall. The cover spring is fitted over the foot portion and is confined on the foot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Qiuqian Liang, Haiying Xu
  • Patent number: 8936660
    Abstract: A wall ventilation screen to be used in exterior walls of buildings or vehicles for protecting against rain water and other elements while simultaneously enabling air flow. The screen includes a plurality of air passages that enable air flow from one side of the screen to the other but preferably without linear communication between both sides through the air passages. The air passages present an upwardly traveling trajectory from an exterior or exposed space to a protected space, preferably with lateral changes of direction as well. Therefore rain water that comes directly from precipitation or splashing from an adjacent surface cannot reach a protected space. The geometry of the air passages provides protection against other environmental or man made elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Jorge Andres Cruz Aguado
  • Patent number: 8915779
    Abstract: An apparatus for retrieval of vapors or gases produced during the hair styling process comprises: a vacuum nozzle housing, an attachment bracket, a styling iron, a vacuum and at least one filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Jardino, James Duarte
  • Publication number: 20140357181
    Abstract: A ridge vent end cap that can be readily bent to conform to roofs of varying pitches while enclosing ridge vents of various styles. The end caps are bent and fashioned for a flat blank, which is configured to allow it to be bent and formed into a shape that accommodates various styles of ridge vents and that encloses ridge vents on roofs with varying pitches. The bent finished end cap has a top ridge beam and a pair of end panels, bottom flaps and corner flaps. Each corner flap has its own top corner flap and a bottom corner flap. A preformed key hole slot along the central axis/plane of the blank or finished end cap allows the end cap to bend without buckling so that the end panels slide over one another to enclose the end open of the ridge vent while conforming to the pitch of the roof. A tooth is formed in one of the bottom flaps, which bites into the roof shingles helps ensure that the end panels cannot be pried up or burrowed under by rodents and insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Stouffer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Stouffer
  • Publication number: 20140342653
    Abstract: A vent including: a flange forming an outer periphery of the vent and having a substantially rectangular shape; an extruded portion extending outwardly from an inner portion of the flange; and a louvered section disposed in an area inside the extruded portion, the louvered section including a plurality of louvers each having an angled section disposed at an angle with respect to the flange, wherein the flange, the extruded portion, and the louvered section are formed as a single unitary piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: NOLL/NORWESCO LLC
    Inventors: RICHARD WILLIAM FIELDHOUSE, SCOTT E. WINTER
  • Publication number: 20140342658
    Abstract: There is disclosed a roof vent having rain control means to reduce rain water splashing into the opening in a roof vent. The baffle has a number of ridges or channels that direct rain water into a number of droplet pathways. The falling water creates a rain curtain that deflects rain water that enters into the roof vent from travelling into interior of the building. At the base of the roof vent is one or more splash deflectors that changes the angle of water impacting the base of the roof vent to limit the amount of deflected water that can enter into the opening in the roof vent. The rain curtain and one or more splash deflector may act in concert to further divert rainwater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Canplas Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Alan Parkinson, Donna Maria Burtch, Timothy Duane Bach, James Brian Mantyla, Kent Douglas Proctor, James Edwin Teskey
  • Patent number: 8845406
    Abstract: A vent sealing device includes an elongated tubular member having an inner tube with a collar at the upper end of the inner tube, and a cap having an upper interior surface configured to receive the inner tube assembly, a lower interior surface configured to receive said outer tube, and a screen configured to remove debris positioned along the top of the assembly. A vent sealing system includes a roof attachment unit that includes an elongated base structure having an opening that includes a flexible sleeve protruding outward therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew McIver
  • Patent number: 8845405
    Abstract: An external guard for placement over a vent, having front, lateral and bottom sides each formed by a plurality of generally parallel bars or rods spaced apart to block passage of a bird between bars. The bars are shaped and positioned to define a frusto-pyramidal shape for the guard. The rear side of the guard opens toward the vent. The top side of the guard has a cover. There are no cross bars across the bars along the lateral sides, the side front and the bottom side of the guard and none at the intersection of the front and bottom sides of the guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20140259268
    Abstract: A method for creating rainwear that is waterproof yet allows the body's heat and moisture to vent is disclosed, including a shell and a liner, wherein the shell material is waterproof, and the liner material is waterproof and may or may not be breathable and vents placed at intervals in the fabric of the liner that allow for free air flow between the interior and exterior of the garment to achieve breathability by virtue of the vents. The garment may be made of materials that are inherently flame resistant for use where there is a danger of flash fire, such as high-voltage electrical work and petroleum production. In some embodiments, vents are inserted within apertures defined by a garment and include a base with inner and outer ridges surrounding a central opening and a cover having a perimeter extending between the inner and outer ridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Alyx Fier
  • Publication number: 20140273809
    Abstract: The present invention is a vent cover, kits comprising the vent cover and methods of using the vent cover to direct air flow from a ventilation duct such as those found in homes and businesses. The vent cover has a base, a plurality of concentric segments retractably connected to each other and the base; and a locking element connected to the base and surrounded by the innermost concentric segment. The locking element opens and closes the vent cover. In the open position the plurality of segments are expanded outward from the base allowing air to pass through the vent cover. In the closed position the plurality of concentric segments are retracted flush with the base preventing air from being released from the vent cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Abel Monzon, Abel Monzon
  • Patent number: 8827778
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for at least one air-conditioning device arranged on a cladding element, in particular of a switchgear cabinet. The cover has a cover housing having a front wall and side parts connected thereto. The side parts keep the front wall at a distance from the cladding element. At least one holder for the cover housing is fitted to the cladding element. According to the invention, the holder comprises vertical hook elements into which the cover housing can be suspended by hook receptacles in the direction of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reiner Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8784168
    Abstract: A louvered vent cover includes a pest guard cover, a louver frame and a vent duct attachment. The pest guard cover has a grilled guard and is mounted on the louver frame by means of pins. The louver frame contains several louvers which permit one-way passage of the air to the exterior of the building. The louver frame is mounted to the vent duct attachment by means of tabs and a clip. The vent duct attachment is adapted to fit within a vent duct. The louvered cover may be mounted over a vent duct in a new construction, or, without use of the vent duct attachment, may be mounted over an existing vent duct cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Imperial Sheet Metal Ltd.
    Inventor: Marc Grandmaison
  • Publication number: 20140194053
    Abstract: A vent cap may include a hollow tube comprising a side wall defining at least one airway; a cap coupled to a first end of the hollow tube, the cap configured to deter one or more unwanted objects from entering the hollow tube through the first end; and a mesh material covering the at least one airway, the mesh material configured to allow air to pass through the at least one airway, the mesh material configured to deter the one or more unwanted objects from entering the hollow tube through the at least one airway. The vent cap may comply with one or more plumbing and/or building codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Fleming Vaughn Carroll
  • Patent number: 8758101
    Abstract: An improved exhaust fan housing, and exhaust fan assembly so characterized, is generally provided. The exhaust fan housing includes a first cylindrical or conical element, a second cylindrical element interior of the first cylindrical element, and a plurality of hollow vanes traversing an annular fluid passage chamber delimited thereby and uniting the first and second cylindrical elements. A central drive chamber, delimited by the second cylindrical element, is in fluid communication with ambient air exterior of the first cylindrical element via the hollow vanes. Each hollow vane is characterized by spaced apart wall segments which unitingly terminate so as to delimit a leading edge for each hollow vane, each of the spaced apart wall segments having a free end or a closed end delimiting first and second trailing edges for the hollow vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Khalitov, Andrew W. McClure
  • Publication number: 20140170962
    Abstract: Provided, herein is a bird proof exhaust vent apparatus, the apparatus comprising a top portion, the top portion comprising a vent inlet opening disposed for connection to an exhaust vent of a building structure, the exhaust vent apparatus further comprising a sidewall portion in connection with the top portion, the sidewall portion comprising an vertically oriented elongate sidewall portion forming a conduit and terminating in an outlet opening, wherein the conduit has a cross-sectional, dimension that is less than the wingspan of a target bird.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Timothy Carter
  • Patent number: 8740678
    Abstract: A ridge vent with powered forced air ventilation is configured to be installed along the ridge of a roof covering an elongated ridge slot on either side of the ridge. A blower is mounted in a blower opening formed at a predetermined location along the ridge vent on one side of the ridge and includes a blower housing forming an inlet within the attic and an outlet oriented to force air upwardly through the vent slot to be expelled through the ridge vent. A pair of baffles are hingedly secured to the blower housing adjacent its outlet and can be attached to a roof deck to secure the blower and help to isolate its outlet from the attic space below. An impeller is disposed in the housing and is driven by an electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Sudhir Railkar, Walter Zarate, Adem Chich
  • Patent number: 8661753
    Abstract: A water-resistant apparatus is provided. This water-resistant apparatus is positioned near a photovoltaic module. The water-resistant apparatus includes hollow, elongated conduits, and each conduit can hold water with surface tension based on exposure of the conduit to water. The surface tension causes a formation of a meniscus that inhibits a flow of water through the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventor: Carl J. S. Lenox
  • Patent number: 8656663
    Abstract: A cover structure for an outdoor casing includes a top cover and an inner cover-brow. A side wall is formed on the periphery of the top cover. The inner cover-brow has a first brow plate and a second brow plate. An inclined plate interconnects the first brow plate and the second brow plate. The inclined plate has a plurality of through holes. The second brow plate is connected to the side wall. The interior included angle of the first brow plate and the inclined plate is an acute angle. The cover structure not only helps the outdoor casing to ventilate and dissipate heat, but also enhances the outdoor casing's water repellency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chun Lin, Teng-Chi Chen, Chih-Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8650833
    Abstract: A method for installing a roof vent includes the steps of providing a base component having an outer flange having a bottom surface and surrounding a central opening; providing a top cover; mounting the top cover on the base component over the central opening to permit the air to flow through the central opening, but to exclude water from entering the central opening; and welding a riser box on the bottom surface of the base component around the central opening, the riser box being sized and shaped to fit around the curb of the roof. The base component is then mounted onto the curb such that the base component covers the building venting aperture and the riser box fits around the curb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ross Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Barry Ross Polston
  • Publication number: 20140011440
    Abstract: There is disclosed a vent cover, comprising a hood and a deflector, for covering a vent and is adapted for mounting to a surface with a vent. The hood, defining an inlet and an outlet, is configured to direct air flow between the inlet and the outlet. The plane of the outlet is substantially perpendicular to the plane of the inlet. The deflector comprises a first wall which extends from the hood and is adjacent to the outlet. The deflector further comprises a second wall which extends from the first wall and is substantially parallel outlet plane. The deflector is adapted to substantially block air flow from an exterior of the vent cover into the outlet in a substantially perpendicular direction to the outlet plane. The first and second wall define an air channel in communication with the outlet and is substantially parallel to both the inlet and outlet planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Pumpwell Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oleksiy Savchenko, Jaroslaw A. Czyz
  • Publication number: 20130337738
    Abstract: A duct vent cover attaches to an exterior wall at a duct exhaust point. The duct vent cover comprises a hood, mounting bracket, and a paddle wheel. The duct vent cover shields the duct vent from weather effects. The paddle wheel deters the ingress of wildlife, such as, for example, birds, squirrels and other animals which nest in vents, while allowing the egress of exhaust air, lint, and other debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Bryan Sanderson, Yvonne Roberts
  • Patent number: 8601719
    Abstract: A duct for a dryer includes an intake duct provided with a discharge part formed with a discharge hole for discharging air therethrough and a coupling hole formed around the discharge part; and a contact prevention part seated in the coupling hole and spaced apart from the discharge part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ju Dong Lee, Chang Hoo Kim
  • Publication number: 20130225066
    Abstract: A protective cover is provided for a ventilation opening in a plant space of a nuclear-engineering plant. The cover is configured, with a construction that is simple, and with simple manufacture and mounting, for a sufficient air-flow cross section and also for protection against ingress of destructive projectiles into the building interior. The protective cover has profile elements, which are arranged in a mounting plane in a rectangular frame, are aligned in a longitudinal direction such that they are parallel to one another, and are shaped in the same way and orientated in the same way. The relevant profile element has an L-shaped or V-shaped cross section with two limbs that meet in a peak, with the peaks pointing in the transverse direction. A spacing between profile elements that immediately follow each other is chosen such that there is no rectilinear passage between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: AREVA NP GMBH
    Inventors: WLADIMIR TRUBNIKOW, CARSTEN CHRISTGAU, CLAUDE GRATIEUX
  • Publication number: 20130109294
    Abstract: A vent cover for covering an opening in a building structure to vent its interior is provided. The vent cover includes a hollow cover member with an open bottom for positioning over and covering the opening in the building and a front end with an opening. A grill is removably secured in the opening in the front end of the cover member. The grill has a plurality of partitions. Each of the partitions is defined by intersecting members, which have a tapered cross section for accelerating the flow of air through the grill. The grill also has a splash guard and an overhang structure optimal for preventing rain, snow and water from entering the grill and the opening in the building structure. The cover member may be aerodynamically shaped for use atop vehicles such as trailers and RVs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Atwood Mobile Products LLC
    Inventors: Roch J. Tolinski, Lorin A. Milks, James E. Allard
  • Publication number: 20130090053
    Abstract: A ventilation vent cap includes a cylindrical main body fitted into a duct placed in the exterior wall of a building so as to communicate between an interior and an exterior; a shielding portion disposed in the exterior via a support member attached to an outdoor-side end surface of the cylindrical main body; and a cover portion blocking vertically an upper part of an air passage extending between the outdoor-side end surface and the shielding portion. The shielding portion is in the shape of a cone whose apex is located in the air passage and above an opening upper end of the cylindrical main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takasi Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20130078903
    Abstract: A vent for a building has a cover attached to a base. The base has an aperture permitting gas to pass. A moisture directing means on an underside of the cover directs moisture move under the influence of gravity to fall outside of the aperture. The cover may include a slanted side wall portion, with the aperture positioned with its center displaced from the center of the cover toward the slanted side. The base may include a pair of moisture deflecting features along at least a portion of one of the nonslope sides to prevent moisture flowing along the base from within an area on the base covered by the cover to outside of the covered area at the nonslope sides. The base may also include a water deflecting ridge on its underside positioned between a downslope edge and the aperture to deflect water away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: CANPLAS INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: James Brian Mantyla, Timothy Duane Bach, Donna Maria Burtch, Kent Douglas Proctor
  • Publication number: 20130065506
    Abstract: A mosquito screen attachment denies access to mosquitoes from entering a vent pipe connected to a subterranean septic or other fluid filled tank. It includes a pipe joint section with mosquito screen pre-attached to the one or more vertical open faces of the horizontal portion. The lower opening on the vertical downpipe is simply attached atop the open vent pipe. Preferably the pipe joint is made of PVC which is also the typical material of the vent pipe. A rigid PVC mosquito screening is used, which is bonded or sealed to the edges of the one or more exposed holes of the pipe joint section. A robust material as opposed to a softer fabric screen is preferable to keep out bats or the beaks of birds attracted to hovering mosquitoes near the openings. The vertical orientation of the two vent holes helps keep debris from accumulating to clog the screened openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Thaddeus Alemao
  • Publication number: 20130040554
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for at least one air-conditioning device arranged on a cladding element, in particular of a switchgear cabinet. The cover has a cover housing having a front wall and side parts connected thereto. The side parts keep the front wall at a distance from the cladding element. At least one holder for the cover housing is fitted to the cladding element. According to the invention, the holder comprises vertical hook elements into which the cover housing can be suspended by hook receptacles in the direction of gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Reiner Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20130029584
    Abstract: An airflow guide cover includes a main body and a panel. The main body includes a top wall, two sidewalls extending down from opposite sides of the top wall, and an airflow guiding channel bounded by the top wall and the sidewalls. The airflow guiding channel includes two opposite openings. The panel is rotatably connected to a top of the main body above one of the openings. The panel is capable of being rotated between a first position where the panel is supported on the top wall, and a second position where the panel partly covers the opening, to adjust airflow through the airflow guide cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HUNG-CHOU CHAN, ZHEN-XING YE
  • Publication number: 20130017775
    Abstract: A buttressed hinge assembly or a flexible hinge assembly adjusts to fit a vent on a wall or a roof in order to hold a fan thereon, which fan is especially suitable for a restaurant roof or wall. The hinge assembly attaches to a roof or wall vent to hold the fan in a proper position, yet permits the fan to be easily moved for cleaning of vent and the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: OMNI CONTAINMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Omni Containment, LLC
  • Publication number: 20120304567
    Abstract: A roof vent for ventilation of a roof, the roof vent adapted to be placed on the pitch of the roof, not the ridgeline. The roof vent has a flat or tabular floor and a base attached to the floor. The floor includes a throat member having vertical walls and the base has sloped back lower walls, and upper walls that are non-horizontal and slope back from the lower walls, and finally a horizontal top. The effect of the nonnormal lower walls and the sloped back upper walls, in conjunction with a typically rectangular flat (parallel to the floor) top provides an airfoil shape to the roof vent that assists in the flow of an over the roof vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Hi-Tech Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Frank A. Baker, IV, Douglas D. Bennett, Joseph W. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20120309287
    Abstract: An exhaust vent apparatus for concealing an exhaust passage in a cooking appliance such as a microwave oven. The apparatus including at least one vent cover member engaged to cover the exhaust passage in flush alignment with a front surface of the oven in a closed position. A guide member is engaged to the vent cover member and aligned with the exhaust passage to provide substantially linear motion of the vent cover member when activated. The guide member may also provide limited arcuate motion. At least one displacement member coupled to the guide member for displacing the vent cover member to an open position in a generally parallel orientation relative to the surface, and the vent cover member being retracted to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Tom C. Zimmer, Derrick D. Little, Bruce Albertson
  • Publication number: 20120258656
    Abstract: Devices and methods for protecting pipe vents from clogging due to foreign matter or creatures are disclosed herein. In one aspect, the invention provides a fitting for use with a pipe vent that includes a cylindrical ring-shaped member having an inner lumen extending therethrough between first and second open ends, an outer sidewall defining an outer diameter, and an inner sidewall defining an inner diameter. The invention further includes a mesh screen fixedly mated to the inner sidewall of the ring-shaped member such that the mesh screen extends across the entire inner lumen to prevent large particle debris from passing through the inner lumen. The ring-shaped member can also include a groove formed in an outer surface thereof to permit liquid drainage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Leo M. Raimondi
  • Publication number: 20120238200
    Abstract: A method of installing a replacement vent cap involves removing existing louvers from an existing vent cap and fitting a first gasket around a periphery of the existing vent cap. A second gasket is fitted to a collar of a replacement vent cap and the replacement vent cap is placed over the existing vent cap so that a back face of the second gasket lies against a front face of the first gasket. The replacement vent cap is then secured over the existing vent cap. A vent cap kit that may be used with the method has a first gasket and a second gasket. The first gasket has a central opening bounded, by a plurality of removable nested annular bands. The second gasket has a central opening sized to receive the collar of a replacement vent cap and can have an outer periphery co-extensive with an outer periphery of said first gasket. The kit can also include a replacement vent cap with a plurality of through holes for receiving fasteners and a central opening bounded by a collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Avi Avraham Berkovitz
  • Publication number: 20120214401
    Abstract: An airflow guide cover includes a main body, a first ventilation panel, and a second ventilation panel. The main body includes an airflow guiding channel and two opposite sidewalls. The airflow guiding channel includes an air outlet. The first and second ventilation panels are respectively rotatably connected to the sidewalls adjacent to the air outlet. A number of first vents is defined in the first ventilation panel, and a number of second vents is defined in the second ventilation panel. The areas of the first vents and the second vents are different. The first ventilation panel and the second ventilation panel are selectively rotated to cover the air outlet, to adjust airflow exhausting out of the airflow guide cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD .
    Inventor: ZHEN-XING YE
  • Patent number: 8246726
    Abstract: A ventilation member (1A) includes: a gas permeable membrane (2); a support body (3) for supporting the gas permeable membrane (2); and a sealing element (4). The support body (3) has: a main portion (31) having a front surface (31a) on which the gas permeable membrane (2) is attached and a back surface (31b) for pressing the sealing element (4) against a housing (6); and a plurality of leg portions (32) to be inserted into an opening (61) and each having a hook (33) at its end. The main portion (31) has, at positions corresponding to the hooks (33) in the direction in which the leg portions (32) are inserted, through-holes (37) through which the hooks (33) are exposed as seen from the side of the front surface (31a) of the main portion (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Youzou Yano
  • Patent number: 8221200
    Abstract: A roof assembly for a building which includes a roof, a roof space in heat exchange relationship with at least a section of the roof, and at least one opening for airflow from the roof space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Terrence Robert Oaten
  • Patent number: 8209923
    Abstract: A vent hood and flashing assembly for use on a metal roof. A vent hood overlies and is joined to flashing. A cover and a screen overlie an upper end portion of the flashing to exclude rain, snow and pests. The flashing includes a resilient, flexible, water-repellant, flexible flange that extends outward from, and is attached to, a lower end portion of the flashing and a flexible, ring seal that overlies an upper surface of the flange. The assembly can be placed over a projection through an opening in a metal roof such that the cover and screen overlie an upper end of the projection and with the flashing surrounding the projection, and the flange can be bent to sealingly conform to the roof surface and secured thereto by fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel L. Rich
  • Patent number: 8205401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cover for a tubular duct extending from a planar roof surface. The cover comprises a cap, a skirt and a closure. In use: the cap is disposed outwardly from said duct, to define a headspace outside said duct and an annular space surrounding the headspace; the skirt extends from the rim of the cap in surrounding, spaced relation to said duct; and the closure extends from the terminus of the skirt to said duct and is disposed in spaced relation to said surface. The skirt and closure have vanes formed therein. The vanes are oriented such that: precipitation driven by wind through the skirt into the interior of the cap is directed, as it passes through the skirt, towards the roof; and precipitation driven by wind through the closure into the interior of the cap is directed, as it passes through the closure, away from the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: John F. Ward
  • Patent number: 8156931
    Abstract: A vent cap for a direct vent system. The cap may include a base plate and a semicircular outer housing secured to the base plate. A divider is coupled within the outer housing, with the divider forming in exhaust region and an inlet region. A heat shield is positioned within the semicircular outer housing in the outlet region. A direct vent pipe coupling is provided in the base plate and includes a first pipe having an outlet coupled to the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: M&G Duravent, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Jacklich, Eric Adair
  • Publication number: 20120073239
    Abstract: A roof ventilation apparatus or cover comprising a vent base having an opening formed therethrough, a vent cap attached to the vent base and at least partially covering the opening of the vent base, and a flexible base attached to the vent base and/or the vent cap. The flexible base may be in covering relationship to an outer periphery of the vent base or the vent cap. Furthermore, the flexible base may be configured to be molded to corrugations of a metal roof and secured thereto. The roof ventilation apparatus may be used in a method of replacing composite or wood shake roof shingles on a roof with metal roof panels and at least one vent opening in a sloped portion of the roof spaced away from a ridge line of the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Jacob L. Haines
  • Patent number: 8082712
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a deck drain vent system is disclosed. The deck drain vent system includes at least one panel disposed below a lower surface of a deck. The panel is substantially planar and has a bottom side and a top side facing and spaced apart from the lower surface. At least one vent penetrates the panel to allow fluid communication between the cavity and the bottom side. The deck drain vent system further includes a shaft lock secured to the vent. The shaft lock hinders liquids and debris from entering the vent, yet allows air to freely circulate between the cavity and a surrounding atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: David Lee Butler, Anthony James Sclafani