Closure Carried Patents (Class 49/470)
  • Patent number: 10758092
    Abstract: A water barrier assembly for a shower door, including first and second sidewalls, a bottom wall joining the first and second sidewalls, interior surfaces of the bottom wall and the first and second sidewalls defining a channel adapted to receive a bottom portion of a shower door, a deflector extending outward from a top portion of the first sidewall, and a flexible blade extending from a bottom surface of the deflector and adjacent to an exterior surface of the first sidewall terminating with a distal end beyond a bottom surface of the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mr. Shower Door, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Whitaker
  • Patent number: 10704321
    Abstract: A door sweep for mounting to the bottom end of a door is disclosed. The door sweep has a mounting structure and at least one flexible sealing member extending from the mounting structure. When the door sweep is mounted to the door and the door is suspended within a door opening and is disposed in a closed position, the sealing member is disposed in sealing contact or substantially sealing contact with the bottom surface of the door opening. The mounting structure is provided with at least one groove configured for receiving and connecting with a second or replacement sealing member formed independently of the door sweep such that when the at least one sealing member is no longer able to provide a sealing effect with the bottom surface of the door opening, a second sealing member is disposed within and connected to the groove to provide the desired sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vision Extrustions Group Limited
    Inventors: Rolf Ohrstrom, Enzo Covello, Bruno Fortino
  • Patent number: 10100570
    Abstract: The present invention is a threshold gasket assembly to be used in conjunction with end and/or back dams to form a sill pan. The threshold gasket assembly is fixed to a lower region of a rough opening in a wall and comprises a base with a plurality of fins projecting away from base to form a corresponding plurality of channels with a length generally the same as a base. Base has a generally “L” shaped cross section. At least two fins are sufficiently spaced from another to prevent contact with each other thereby simultaneously ensuring that moisture is dammed by at least one fin and directed by at least a portion of an adjacent channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Tejas Specialty Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Ortega, Tracy Bowling
  • Patent number: 10087678
    Abstract: An improved window sill system has a modular bottom sub-sill unit to be attached to a bottom part of a window unit and mounted to a bottom frame part of a window frame in an opening in an exterior wall of a building in order to provide improved water drainage for the window sill system. The bottom sub-sill unit has a water trough or channel extending across its length at a front edge facing outwardly of a window unit to which the sub-sill unit is mounted. The water trough or channel has a top plate provided with a plurality of weep holes for capturing rainwater dripping down the window into the water trough or channel. A base plate is provided for mounting the bottom sub-sill unit with fastener screws to the bottom frame part of the window frame. An inner deflection wall deflects water from the weep holes into the water trough or channel to prevent water from reaching the fastener screws in a dry zone below the inner deflection wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: George E. Pettibone
  • Patent number: 9388626
    Abstract: A door sill assembly comprises a sill threshold defining an upper step portion and a lower step portion. A sweep is connected to a bottom of a door slab of a door, the sweep comprising deflectors projecting downwardly from the door slab. An outermost deflector is vertically aligned with and spaced apart from the lower step portion when the door is closed to form a pressure-equalized zone open to the exterior. A second deflector is vertically aligned and in contact with the upper step portion when the door is closed. A seal is positioned interiorly relative to the deflectors and is vertically aligned with the upper step portion to form a sealed zone with the second one of the deflectors and the upper portion when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: FORIMPEX INC.
    Inventors: Claude Gilbert, André Bilodeau, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20150096235
    Abstract: A door sill assembly comprises a door sill comprising a sill crown having one or more upper drain apertures therein, a sill tread defining a stepping surface, and an internal support at least partially supporting the sill crown and the sill tread and having a drainage surface. At least a portion of the drainage surface is sloped, and at least one of the sill tread and the internal support has one or more lower drain apertures therein. The drainage surface defines at least one internal drainage channel in fluid communication with at least one upper drain aperture and at least one lower drain aperture. At least one of the sill crown, the sill tread, and the internal support is separately formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Oded Eddy Rochman
  • Patent number: 8984813
    Abstract: A one-piece seal for use on the bottoms of doors or windows of uniform cross-section has a planar base and upwardly extending members on each side of the base with engagement members at the top of the upwardly extending members. The seal also has downwardly extending fins and semicircular walls to engage a threshold. The seal is held upon a door by action of the flexible engagement members being pressed against the sides of the doors by the upstanding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Festa, Scott Sommers, Vageesh Bakhshi
  • Patent number: 8919044
    Abstract: The subject of the present disclosure is a sill and opening leaf assembly for a door that is fluid-tight to a liquid or gaseous fluid and intended to seal an opening separating two spaces in a building, wherein one of the edge faces or lower edge face of the opening leaf is situated, when mounted, facing a floor surface, and a sill able to provide fluid-tightness, of the bottom part of the door concerned between the lower edge face and the floor surface. The sill includes at least one flat and elongate gasket element, of the tongue type, fixed via one of its longitudinal sides to the lower edge face and a sealing and travel groove made in the floor surface across the opening concerned and intended to house the gasket element able to collaborate in travel with one of the longitudinal edges of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Baumert
    Inventor: Bernard Baumert
  • Publication number: 20140338265
    Abstract: An example of a sill assembly for a door frame includes a sub sill extending along a generally horizontal sill axis. The sub sill includes a sub sill upper portion. A base sill extends along the sill axis. The base sill is mounted to the sub sill and clads at least a portion of the sub sill upper portion. The base sill includes at least one base sill clip member. A step sill extends along the sill axis. The step sill includes an axially extending step sill upper surface positioned above the base sill, and at least one step sill clip member removably engaged with the base sill clip member to removably mount the step sill to the base sill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Alpa Lumber Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Petta
  • Patent number: 8875443
    Abstract: A seal assembly located at the intersection of an extension room and wall of a recreation vehicle, the seal assembly having a flap seal, a bulb snap-in member attached to the flap seal, and a bulb seal member attachable to the bulb snap-in member in a snap-fit manner The flap seal may be made removable from the bulb snap-in member. Two flap seals may be used to attach to either side of the recreation vehicle wall. The two flap seals may be connectable with each other and adjustable via a longitudinal mating shaft on one flap seal and a longitudinal mating shaft receiving member on the second flap seal. The seal assembly may be manufactured by a multi-extrusion process so that various components can be made of different materials, such as different types of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Trimlok, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Siegel
  • Publication number: 20140318020
    Abstract: A door entryway system can include a door sweep capable of attachment to a bottom of a door panel. The system also includes a threshold assembly having a self-articulating threshold cap configured to self-adjust toward the door sweep and interact therewith to form a sealing barrier when the door panel is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Van Camp, Bruce E. Procton
  • Publication number: 20140311039
    Abstract: The invention is a hands-free pivoting ventilation and restraint attachment to the base of an overhead sectional or solid garage door, door, or commercial door and is designed to permit screened air flow and light while impeding passage of debris, small animals, etc. in and/or out of the garage or room when the door is stopped approximately 0?-6?, as designed, from the floor to perform as described, yet deters human entry; and, upon closing the door, the unit pivots flat and out of the way and are designed to function in a garage door application without conflict with the standard automatic, self-opening laser eye “Auto Reverse” garage door operators currently in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Aran Alton Ardaiz
  • Patent number: 8857105
    Abstract: Door systems including racking spacers located between the sill and the door that can be removed after installation and methods of installing the door systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Hemping, Jesse Baldwin, Korey Gearhart
  • Patent number: 8839558
    Abstract: A sealing assembly for sealing a gap between a swing door and a floor comprises a sealing member installed to be able to rotate from a closed position to an open position, an elastically deforming member made of an elastomer composition engaged to the sealing member, and a seal driving member to rotate the sealing member from the closed position to the open position when the door is opened. The elastically deforming member is deformed when the sealing member rotates from the closed position to the open position, and the sealing member returns from the open position to the closed position by elastic force of the elastically deforming member when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Peter Heidrich, Frank Golemis
  • Patent number: 8813427
    Abstract: A threshold assembly for use with an entryway system disposed within a structure having an exterior and an interior. The threshold assembly has a sill base extending between an exterior side for facing the exterior and an interior side for facing the interior. The threshold assembly has a rail disposed above the sill base and movable between initial and sealed positions. The threshold assembly has a drainage element disposed beneath the rail having a height relative to the sill base and sloping away from the interior side of the sill base such that the height decreases from the interior side to the exterior side for providing positive drainage of any fluid that may infiltrate beyond the rail from the threshold assembly at the exterior side. The threshold assembly has a biasing member coupled to the rail and contacting the drainage element and biasing the rail into the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Quanex Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Meeks
  • Publication number: 20140173992
    Abstract: The subject of the present disclosure is a sill and opening leaf assembly for a door that is fluid-tight to a liquid or gaseous fluid and intended to seal an opening separating two spaces in a building, wherein one of the edge faces or lower edge face of the opening leaf is situated, when mounted, facing a floor surface, and a sill able to provide fluid-tightness, of the bottom part of the door concerned between the lower edge face and the floor surface. The sill includes at least one flat and elongate gasket element, of the tongue type, fixed via one of its longitudinal sides to the lower edge face and a sealing and travel groove made in the floor surface across the opening concerned and intended to house the gasket element able to collaborate in travel with one of the longitudinal edges of the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: BAUMERT
    Inventor: Bernard Baumert
  • Patent number: 8726575
    Abstract: A one-piece seal for use on the bottoms of doors or windows of uniform cross-section has a planar base and upwardly extending members on each side of the base with engagement members at the top of the upwardly extending members. The seal also has downwardly extending fins and semicircular walls to engage a threshold. The seal is held upon a door by action of the flexible engagement members being pressed against the sides of the doors by the upstanding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Daniel Festa, Scott Sommers, Vageesh Bakhshi
  • Patent number: 8701350
    Abstract: A window draft blocker uses resilient elements held in spaced parallel relationship within a rectangular envelope and also has at least one impervious sleeve surrounding one of the resilient bodies protecting it from the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Publication number: 20130199100
    Abstract: A door entryway system can include a door sweep capable of attachment to a bottom of a door panel. The system also includes a threshold assembly having a self-articulating threshold cap configured to be biased toward the door sweep and interact therewith to form a sealing barrier when the door panel is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Endura Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8375659
    Abstract: A handicap accessible doorway includes a frame having side jambs and a low profile sill extending between the bottom portions of the jambs. A flexible fin extends along the length of the sill and projects upwardly therefrom to form a water dam. The flexible fin is sealingly attached at each end to a jamb. During a blowing rainstorm, water is contained by the dam and directed to a contain-and-drain water management system, which directs the water away from the doorway to an exterior weep hole or other drain port. The fin, being flexible, yields to the weight of a footstep or a wheelchair thereby maintaining the handicap accessible designation of the sill and the doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: David Bogenhagen, Jon Dekko, Duane Fier
  • Publication number: 20120255235
    Abstract: A removable draft blocker, for blocking drafts by sealing a gap between a bottom surface of a door and an underlying floor surface, includes first and second elongated draft blocking bodies, a base member extending between a bottom of the first draft blocking body and a bottom of the second draft blocking body to join the first and second draft blocking bodies in a spaced apart parallel relationship, and a retaining member disposed between ends of the first and second draft blocking bodies. The draft blocker is adapted to be positioned at the bottom of a door, with the draft blocking bodies on opposite sides of the door, and with the retaining member engaged behind or against a side edge of the door, such that the draft blocker is prevented from moving out of position as the door is opened and closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Steve G. HEROUX
  • Patent number: 8161685
    Abstract: A draft excluder for excluding drafts between a door and the floor. The draft excluder is made up of an elongated angled bracket, at least one clip, a flexible covering, and an elongated weight. The flexible covering can take the form of a cloth covering. The elongated angled bracket defines first and second sidewalls with an interior angle there-between. The first and second sidewalls respectively define first and second elongated terminal edges. During normal use the at least one clip holds the first sidewall of the bracket to the bottom of a door such that the interior angle faces downward and towards the floor beneath the door. The flexible covering defines a cover portion that extends between the first and second elongated terminal edges. The cover portion defines an interior surface and an exterior surface. The elongated weight is affixed to the interior surface of the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Anthony J. Salgado
  • Patent number: 8141298
    Abstract: A removable draft blocker, for blocking drafts by sealing a gap between a bottom surface of a door and an underlying floor surface, includes first and second elongated draft blocking bodies, a base member extending between a bottom of the first draft blocking body and a bottom of the second draft blocking body to join the first and second draft blocking bodies in a spaced apart parallel relationship, and a retaining member disposed between ends of the first and second draft blocking bodies. The draft blocker is adapted to be positioned at the bottom of a door, with the draft blocking bodies on opposite sides of the door, and with the retaining member engaged behind or against a side edge of the door, such that the draft blocker is prevented from moving out of position as the door is opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hip Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Steve G. Heroux
  • Patent number: 7891136
    Abstract: A removable draft blocker, for blocking drafts by sealing a gap between a bottom surface of a door and an underlying floor surface, includes first and second elongated draft blocking bodies, a base member extending between a bottom of the first draft blocking body and a bottom of the second draft blocking body to join the first and second draft blocking bodies in a spaced apart parallel relationship, and a retaining member disposed between ends of the first and second draft blocking bodies. The draft blocker is adapted to be positioned at the bottom of a door, with the draft blocking bodies on opposite sides of the door, and with the retaining member engaged behind or against a side edge of the door, such that the draft blocker is prevented from moving out of position as the door is opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hip Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Steve G. Heroux
  • Patent number: 7644539
    Abstract: A door sill and a sealing mechanism engage one another analogously to a rack and pinion in order to automatically create a weather-resistant closure at the gap between an inswinging exterior door bottom and the floor below. The sealing mechanism, which fastens to the door bottom, contains a door-wide rotating shaft with an arm extension tipped with a flexible seal. On the underside of the shaft extension is a short “pinion” component with elongated teeth that engage in corresponding recesses in the sill, raising and lowering the seal in the process. The pinion is positioned on the far lock side of the door, so that the teeth engage and the seal begins to drop only when the door is nearly closed. As the door opens and the seal rises, a magnet further retracts the shaft extension and retains it until the door is again closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen Marshall Baxter
  • Patent number: 7472516
    Abstract: A threshold assembly includes a base defining a channel, a plurality of nuts slideably engaged in the channel, a rail disposed on the base and defining a plurality of holes, and a plurality of threaded fasteners rotationally retained in the holes and threadedly engaging the nuts. The channel has a neck and a pair of opposing sides angling outwardly from the neck into the base. Each nut presents opposing contact surfaces complimentary to the opposing sides of the channel such that the nut is slideably engaged in the channel. The nut also includes an elongated platform such that when the threaded fastener is rotated, the elongated platform and the opposing contact surfaces of the nut engage the opposing sides of the channel such that the height of the rail relative to the base is adjusted in response to rotation of the threaded fastener relative to the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Quanex Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Pepper, James W. Meeks
  • Patent number: 7401439
    Abstract: An adjustable draft excluder includes at least a first draft blocking body for sealing a gap between architectural members such as a bottom of a door, window, or the like, and an adjacent surface. The draft blocking body includes an elongated sleeve having first and second ends, a lengthwise adjustable support assembly disposed within the sleeve and extending between the first and second ends of the sleeve, and an insulating material contained within the sleeve, whereby the draft blocking body is lengthwise adjustable. Alternatively, the sleeve comprises two halves slidably engaged such that the sleeve length is adjustable. A retaining member may be attached to the draft blocking body to attach the draft blocking body to the architectural member, such that the adjustable draft excluder moves with the architectural member. The retaining member may be a second draft blocking body similar to the first draft blocking body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: HIP Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Steve G. Heroux
  • Patent number: 7114293
    Abstract: A magnetic door sweep and magnetic threshold is disclosed which reliably aligns and seals to prevent water, air and pests from crossing the threshold of a door. Additionally, the magnetic door sweep and magnetic threshold will prevent shape loss of the door sweep. The magnetic door seal includes a primary seal and a door seal magnetic element having a first set of poles located on the bottom edge of a door. A magnetic threshold includes a threshold cap and a threshold magnetic element having a second set of poles. The door seal is positionable relative to the threshold as the door is closed such that the first set of poles is attracted to the second set of poles when said door seal is positioned proximate to the threshold allowing the primary seal to extend between the door and the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Holm Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Purlee
  • Publication number: 20040111972
    Abstract: In the case of a sill-free door with at least one door leaf (1) and with a lowerable seal (D), the lowereable seal (D) is arranged beneath a bottom end surface (10) of the door leaf (1). This seal has, at its top end, a bearing surface (20, 61) which is adhesively bonded to the bottom end surface (10) of the door leaf (1). This arrangement and fastening make possible, in particular for glass doors, improved sound insulation and a space-saving and aesthetically pleasing configuration of sill-free doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Planet GDZ AG
    Inventor: Andreas Dintheer
  • Patent number: 6662518
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for transitioning between a first floor covering and a second floor covering wherein the transition device includes an elongated core and a covering. The elongated core has a top, a bottom, opposing sides and opposing ends. The covering is attached to the elongated core and covers the top and opposing sides of the elongated core. The present invention also provides method for manufacturing the transition device. In addition, the present invention provides a system having an elongated core and a covering as described above. A first floor covering is attached to the floor and abuts one side of the transition device. Similarly, a second floor covering is attached to the floor and abuts the other side of the transition device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Arbor Contract Carpet, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Devereux
  • Patent number: 6442901
    Abstract: A door bottom seal is provided for reducing light and/or noise flow through a door bottom area when a door is closed, while at the same time allowing air flow through the same. In certain embodiments, the door bottom seal includes at least first and second removable inserts, each of the inserts having a plurality of spaced apart sealing members provided thereon. Sealing members of the first insert may at least partially overlap gaps between sealing members of the second insert, in order to reduce light and/or noise flow while enabling air flow through the door bottom seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 6434787
    Abstract: Improved draught excluder for fastening doormats, of the type formed by an elongated prismatic body, consisting in that the prismatic head is formed by a sheet, in that it has, along its side, a “T”, and in that its transverse arms are free, one of them being bent at right-angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Luis Muller Carranza
  • Publication number: 20020100219
    Abstract: A door bottom seal is provided for reducing light and/or noise flow through a door bottom area when a door is closed, while at the same time allowing air flow through the same. In certain embodiments, the door bottom seal includes at least first and second removable inserts, each of the inserts having a plurality of spaced apart sealing members provided thereon. Sealing members of the first insert may at least partially overlap gaps between sealing members of the second insert, in order to reduce light and/or noise flow while enabling air flow through the door bottom seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Publication number: 20020069589
    Abstract: An entryway system includes an elongated threshold assembly and a pair of plastic jamb boots attached to the ends of the threshold assembly. The jamb boots have flat level upper surfaces and a pair of jambs having square-cut bottoms are secured to the jamb boots and extend upwardly from the threshold assembly. A head jamb completes a door frame. The jamb boots are formed with integral drains that receive water from within the threshold cap channel of the threshold assembly and direct it away from the entryway. The plastic jamb boots prevent rotting and eliminate the need to mill the bottoms of jambs with haunches configured to fit the threshold assembly. Stops are provided in one embodiment at the bottoms of the weather strip kurfs to position the bottom ends of weather strips above the sill of the threshold to prevent weather strip wicking and consequent leakage in wind-blown rains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventor: Joel S. Bennett
  • Patent number: 6378250
    Abstract: A door guard is provided. The door guard includes a pair of positioning seats of symmetrical configuration secured to a door above the bottom of the door and a door guard releasably disposed to the positioning seats. The door guard has an upper plate made of flexible material and a lower plate made of web and connected by a connection plate. It is characterized in that the door guard may put upside-down to cope with the changing of the seasons in order to prevent the insects or the sandy wind from entering into the house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventor: Chin-Pei Yen
  • Patent number: 6374545
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door and a snap-on door sweep. The door sweep is attached to the door in an operative position with a gripping engagement to provide a seal between a bottom door surface and a door opening. The door sweep includes a pair of groove engaging portions fixed to longitudinally opposing sides of a bottom wall portion of the door sweep and extending inwardly in spaced relation thereto. One of the pair of groove engaging portions constitutes a resilient snap-on portion having a cam portion thereon. The pair of groove engaging portions are operatively engaged in horizontally extending grooves in the door when the door sweep is in the operative position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventor: Eric A. Baczuk
  • Patent number: 6286263
    Abstract: A sliding window track cover that is adjustable to fit different window track widths and also acts as a window locking mechanism. The window track cover is comprised of a male and female subassembly fastened together. The female subassembly has a pair of spaced, parallel, longitudinally extending flange plate members, a longitudinally extending leg member attached to said flange plates along one longitudinal edge thereof, and a longitudinally extending shoulder member. The male subassembly has a longitudinally extending tongue plate, a longitudinally extending leg member attached to the tongue plate adjacent one longitudinal edge thereof, but inboard a distance sufficient to form a shoulder. The tongue plate of the male subassembly is inserted into the slot formed between the flange plates of the female subassembly a distance sufficient to cause the male and female leg members to be spaced apart a distance that is substantially the same as the distance between the side walls of a window track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Inventor: Vincent R. Burrill
  • Patent number: 6253493
    Abstract: A door sweep includes a holder and a plurality of astragals extending from the holder. The holder has a generally U-shaped cross-section defining a cavity for receiving a portion of a door. The astragals are provided with tongues, which are received in grooves of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Raymond Sauve
  • Patent number: 5943825
    Abstract: A building entryway system with a high degree of modularity to accommodate active inswing doors or inactive sidelight panels is disclosed for use with conventional jambs. Specifically, an extruded aluminum sill is mated with an extruded polymeric receiving unit. The receiving unit defines a u-shaped channel which accepts a weather strip or panel cap. Either the weather strip or panel cap is slidably positioned within the channel under the door. Additionally a door sweep attached to the active doors sealingly engages the weather strip to prevent water from entering the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome C. Procton, Brad I. Procton, Kevin T. MacDonald, Victor T. Massey
  • Patent number: 5675935
    Abstract: Disclosed is a door sealing mechanism for sealing specifically the horizontal gaps between bottom rail and sill and between top rail and lintel. The door sealing mechanism comprises a sealing member including a flexible, elongated blocking portion having a length greater than the height of the horizontal gap. A retractable mounting piece is used to mount the sealing member thereon and which is retractable when the sealing member is subject to an external force. An elastic member as a spring is coupled to the retractable mounting piece, which exerts a force on the sealing member when the retractable mounting piece is in retracted position and also allows the retractable mounting piece to restore to original position after the external force on the sealing member is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventor: Chen-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 5475946
    Abstract: A draught and weather excluder comprising a gap sealing section which enables simple, fast and effective closure of gaps below hinged and sliding doors is disclosed. The sealing section may be simply fitted to the underside of a door edge using strips of bonding tape so that the device may be fitted without removing or modifying the door in anyway. The sealing section comprises two main webs, a mounting web and a sealing web, which are connected together along the length of the section by a hinged or weakened section. The mounting web consisting of a generally thin flat flexible web for flush mounting the sealing section directly to the underside of a door edge. The sealing web consists of a generally curved or non-linear cross section for making contact with and freely sliding over floor surfaces including floor coverings and for actively mounting obstacles on the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventor: Ian Howe
  • Patent number: 5475948
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing an edge of a door is described which includes a first elongate sealing element and a second elongate sealing element in parallel spaced relation to the first elongate sealing element. At least one connective member connects the first elongate sealing element and the second elongate sealing element in parallel spaced relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventor: Richard G. Parke
  • Patent number: 5469665
    Abstract: A threshold system for a door incorporating a seal and a threshold plate. The seal mounts to the door and has a flap extending therebeneath. The threshold plate has a raised inner section connected to a recessed outer section by an upstanding lip. The threshold plate disposed below the door so that the flap of the seal contacts with the upstanding lip of the threshold plate, thereby creating a seal between an outside area and an inside area. An outer deflector is mounted on the door body to deflect air and moisture away from the threshold plate and seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Butler Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Lawrence Biebuyck
  • Patent number: 5465532
    Abstract: A seal for precluding an entrance of rodents or debris underneath a door. The inventive device includes a mounting assembly securable to a lower edge of a door, such as a security door or the like. A flexible seal is supported by the mounting means so as to extend downwardly from the lower edge of the door to contact a ground surface therebeneath. The flexible seal projects laterally of the mounting assembly so as to additionally contact adjacent lateral surfaces of the associated structure. The device allows an entrance door of the structure to be left open with only the security door closed to permit a passage of air currents through the security door while simultaneously precluding an entrance of rodents or debris underneath the security door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventor: Robert Varin
  • Patent number: 5396734
    Abstract: A device for dividing coverings on a floor at a door opening, comprises a rail sunk into the floor across the door opening. The rail has a substantially uniform H-shaped cross-section, comprising a cross-member with first arms extending upwardly therefrom to define a first groove and second arms extending downwardly therefrom to define a second groove. A magnetic sealing strip is received within the first groove and is vertically moveable within it. A set screw extends upwardly into the second groove and engages a nut which is held within the second groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Harry Frey
  • Patent number: 5371987
    Abstract: An acoustic door system including an improved peripheral seal and a lower adjustable seal. An acoustic door swings on camming hinges which raise the door upon opening. A lower vertically adjustable U bracket has a lower neoprene sealing strip which contacts the threshold of the door frame. The peripheral seal has a portion compressed between the marginal edge of the door and frame and a portion compressed between the door panel and frame, providing acoustical sealing between the frame and two perpendicular surfaces of the door. In another form, an improved astragal gasket is compressed in the central gap between a pair of doors, the gasket also contacting an inner panel of both doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Security Metal Products Corp.
    Inventors: James A. Hirsch, Scott C. Stewart
  • Patent number: 5283977
    Abstract: A reversible threshold is provided for positioning beneath a door mounted in a door frame. The threshold includes a base and a riser which is removably connected to the base and provides a sealing surface for the bottom edge of the door. The riser has a sloped upper surface to carry water away from the door. The base can be placed in one orientation for an in-swing door mounting and another position for an out-swing door mounting. The riser is also reversible so that it can be placed with the top surface sloping away from the door when the base is in either orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Castlegate, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick Smith
  • Patent number: 5214880
    Abstract: A door edge construction includes a rectangular door having an elongated side extrusion attached to and extending along one edge thereof. A side cap having a C-shaped cross-section is fitted over the side member and over the edges of the door so as to hide them from view. A U-shaped floor sweep is mounted to the bottom edge of the door, and the end of the floor sweep is covered by the lower end of the side cap adjacent the bottom of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Emco Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan H. Woodruff, Robert C. Tweedt
  • Patent number: 5179804
    Abstract: A self draining door sill assembly for use in the bottom of an exterior door frame of a house or other building is disclosed. The assembly includes an elongated base and a threshold member adjustably attached to the base for cooperating with and engaging a weather strip attached to the underside of a door when the door is closed in the frame to form a primary water seal. The threshold and base define an elongated water chamber therebetween and the threshold defines an upwardly opening storm drain channel formed in and along an upper, interior side surface portion thereof which terminates in a pair of slots located in opposite ends of the threshold, which slots also communicate with the underlying water chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Inventor: Robert H. Young
  • Patent number: 5174065
    Abstract: A door sweep is integrally formed of synthetic resin with a generally planar body portion which is mounted on the bottom of the door and a face sealing portion along its one side. This includes a sealing element which extends upwardly from the body portion and has an inner surface adapted to bear against the surface of the door. A pivot arm on the inner face of the sealing element intermediate its length extends in the direction of the other side of the body portion. When the door sweep is moved against the bottom edge of the door, the pivot arm is pushed towards the body portion and the sealing element is pivoted against the face of the door. Sealing elements depending from the other face of the body portion provide a seal between the door and its sill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventor: Larry J. Schlicht