With Feature For Segmenting, Replacing, Adjusting, Or Severing Patents (Class 49/482.1)
  • Patent number: 10612295
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a multi-panel door system includes a fixed panel and an active panel. Both panels are secured to the astragal of the door frame by securement members driven into and through hinges connected to the active panel, through the astragal, and into the fixed panel. The securement members are driven through a middle portion of the astragal stem in order to align the fixed and active panels in a recessed position with respect to the door frame. The fixed panel and the active panel are coplanar. Hinge support plates are placed between the hinges and the astragal and communicate forces transmitted through the securement members into deeper portions of the astragal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PELLA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph A. Ritzert, Andrew Morse, Earl J. Ratcliff, Cory Brown
  • Patent number: 10450794
    Abstract: A floor protector for attachment to a gate comprises a base configured to be positioned on a surface to be protected and first and second arms coupled to first and second portions of the base, the first and second arms extending away from the base and biased inwardly toward one another. The first and second arms have a first position in which the first and second arms accommodate a first object having a first dimension and the first and second arms have a second position in which the first and second arms accommodate a second object having a second dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kidco, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kaiser, Zhe Shen
  • Patent number: 9556665
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a multi-panel door system includes a fixed panel and an active panel. Both panels are secured to the astragal of the door frame by securement members driven into and through hinges connected to the active panel, through the astragal, and into the fixed panel. The securement members are driven through a middle portion of the astragal stem in order to align the fixed and active panels in a recessed position with respect to the door frame. The fixed panel and the active panel are coplanar. Hinge support plates are placed between the hinges and the astragal and communicate forces transmitted through the securement members into deeper portions of the astragal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Ritzert, Andrew Morse, Earl J. Ratcliff, Cory Brown
  • Patent number: 9388629
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a sealing system for sealing the periphery of a door relative to a frame. The sealing system includes a multi point finger seal having at least three fingers of differing height and spacing so that a first finger may contact the door and contact of the first finger and second finger is precluded. A second finger is sized and spaced from a third finger so that a free edge of the second finger abuts the base of the third finger. A security seal is located at the bottom of the door and includes a security flap biased into the door, wherein a cam on the frame engages the flap upon closure of the door to urge the security flap toward the floor. The seal includes one or more perforations therein, causing the seal to breakaway and into pieces if removal is attempted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 9273510
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments as described herein can provide a door stop extension system adapted for installation in a pre-existing door frame. The door stop extension systems according to exemplary embodiments described herein can be adapted to increase a height of a pre-existing door stop by a predetermined amount. The door stop extension systems according to exemplary embodiments described herein can be adapted to cause a correction of a non-compliance of a pre-existing door system with National Fire Protection Association's publication 80 specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Keith Pardoe
  • Publication number: 20150101586
    Abstract: An oven gasket is provided for improved sealing between the door and oven body of an oven appliance as the oven is heated. The oven gasket expands when heated so as to help improve sealing. The expansion of the gasket provides additional compression of the gasket and closes gaps that might otherwise form due to expansion of the oven door as the oven heats. The gasket can be effective even at high temperature oven operation such as e.g., during a cleaning cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Genral Electric Company
    Inventors: James Lee Armstrong, Joshua Stephen Wiseman, Paul Bryan Cadima
  • Patent number: 8910421
    Abstract: For sealing a door, a jamb interface with a specified width connects to a jamb interior face of a jamb along a longitudinal axis of the jamb interior face. The jamb interface includes a plurality of fingers with a proximal edge of each of the fingers in the range of 4 to 6.5 centimeters (cm) from an intersection of the jamb interface and a flap. Each finger has a specified finger height in the range of 1 to 1.5 cm. Each finger is separated from adjacent fingers by a specified spacing height in the range of 1 to 1.5 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: David Potter
  • Patent number: 8631609
    Abstract: A weatherstrip and method of manufacturing an integral close-out or trim to seal off the weatherstrip is disclosed. A notched region in a seal fin accommodates the intersecting weatherstrip. The first seal fin further includes a cut line extending through one end to form the integral dose-out. In this manner, separate foam pads typically used to seal along opposite ends of the first weatherstrip can be eliminated, along with the attendant costs associated with material and labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney Wichman
  • Publication number: 20130292964
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a vehicle window opening may include a carrier, at least one molding member, at least one trim piece, a nut and a fastener. The carrier may have a first attachment feature and a second attachment feature. The at least one molding member may be removably secured to the first attachment feature of the carrier. The at least one trim piece may be removably secured to the second attachment feature of the carrier and arranged adjacent the at least one molding member. The nut may be connected to the carrier or the vehicle window opening. The fastener may extend between the vehicle window opening and the carrier and may engage the nut to removably secure the carrier, the at least one trim piece, and the at least one molding member to the vehicle window opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SRG Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter Maass
  • Patent number: 8371069
    Abstract: A fastening strip (10, 30) and seal (40) arrangement are described. By use of a plurality of individual retention elements (20) that are coupled—either integrally or separate—to the fastening strip it is possible to effect inter-engagement of the seal and strip. The retention elements are received into the seal, which is deformable and engages with the retention elements to effect the retention of the fastening strip to the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rainforest R&D Limited
    Inventors: Tony O'Sullivan, Tom Hyland
  • Patent number: 8366168
    Abstract: A sealing system useful for sealing a slide out room in a recreational vehicle (RVs). The sealing system includes a first bulb seal that is adapted for being affixed to a transverse surface that defines an opening in a sidewall of the RV. A second bulb seal is affixed to a peripheral flange that extends from an end wall of the slide out room. Both of the bulb seals have an hourglass shape. The peripheral flange fits within the opening when the slide out room is in its retraced position and the bulb seals meet in a complementary fashion to form a seal. A wedge seal is included spaced inwardly on the sidewalls of the slide out room and is designed to contact the bulb seal attached to the opening when the room is extended. An internal flange is not required for sealing when the slide out room is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lifetime Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin E. Ksiezopolski, Norman L. Newhouse
  • Patent number: 8272168
    Abstract: A sliding window assembly for a vehicle includes a fixed panel and a sliding panel. A track includes a first side wall connected to the fixed panel and a second side wall spaced from and extending along the first side wall defining a channel therebetween. The channel receives the sliding panel for movement of the sliding panel relative to the fixed panel. A horizontal seal is coupled to the first side wall in the channel for sealing between the first side wall and the sliding panel. A vertical seal is affixed to the fixed panel and intersects the horizontal seal at an intersection in the channel. The vertical seal extends along the wall into the channel beyond the horizontal seal at the intersection for preventing the flow of water from the horizontal seal past the vertical seal and onto an interior side of the fixed panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: AGC Automotive Americas Co.
    Inventor: David W. Lahnala
  • Patent number: 8215701
    Abstract: An automobile vehicle including a vehicle body having a passage receiving a door. A plurality of sealing elements are located between the door and the vehicle body. A first sealing element having a resilient surface portion and a relatively more rigid body portion shaped to engage a body flange is provided to seal an upper region of the passage. A second sealing element comprising a resilient section and a mating section adapted to mate with a door panel is provided and cooperates with the vehicle body to seal the lower region of the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Mori, Kenichi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 8209909
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a sealing system for sealing the periphery of a door relative to a frame. The sealing system includes a multi point finger seal having at least three fingers of differing height and spacing so that a first finger may contact the door and contact of the first finger and second finger is precluded. A second finger is sized and spaced from a third finger so that a free edge of the second finger abuts the base of the third finger. A security seal is located at the bottom of the door and includes a security flap biased into the door, wherein a cam on the frame engages the flap upon closure of the door to urge the security flap toward the floor. The seal includes one or more perforations therein, causing the seal to breakaway and into pieces if removal is attempted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 8146985
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a cargo container door seal system can provide seal members to hinder leakage of conditioned air along the top edge and the side edges of an access door of a temperature-controlled cargo container. For example, the seal system may include mating seal members proximate to a top edge of a roll-up door of a refrigerated trailer, and may also include flexible side seal members proximate to the left and right side edges of the roll-up door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: FG Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Nelson
  • Patent number: 8056287
    Abstract: A pile weatherstrip has a pile of yarn ultrasonically welded to a backing strip inside a channel defined by flanges, called pile directors, which direct the pile perpendicularly with respect to the backing. A film provides a covering for the pile and is releasably attached to the flanges on the outside thereof. The covering film may have perforations therein which are located adjacent to the flanges near the upper ends of the flanges. Alternatively, a weak ultrasonic weld of the covering to the flanges, such as made at much lower energy than used to weld the pile and the backing together, provides a releasable attachment for the covering. The covering protects the pile, for example during installation in a frame which may be painted after the weatherstrip is installed. The covering can be released by being pulled off the pile director flanges after installation and painting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. DeMello
  • Publication number: 20110271601
    Abstract: An adjustable door sweep with an upper frame, a lower carrier, and at least one brush is provided. The adjustable door sweep includes diagonally oriented slots in the walls of the upper frame and the lower carrier with attached rotatable rods to assist in vertical adjustment of the extensions, such as brushes. The method of using such an adjustable door sweep is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Leo R. Flory, Andrew J. Seiser
  • Patent number: 8011137
    Abstract: A seal including a body with a longitudinal axis X that includes a base-piece having a first end and an opposed second end, two opposed side walls connecting the two ends, and two shoulders located on either side of each of the two side walls and at one of the ends. The body is made of a single flexible material and, in a section perpendicular to the X axis, the width of the base-piece, from one side wall to the other, in the vicinity of the end on the opposite side from the shoulders is larger than the width of the base-piece, from one side wall to the other, in the vicinity of the end near the shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Mark Durfield, Luc-Michel Riblier
  • Patent number: 7788852
    Abstract: A door seal includes an elongated mounting strip adapted to be secured to a door frame and a flexible sealing strip adapted to be positioned between the mounting strip and the door frame for sealing the space between the door and the frame thereby to reduce transmission of noise and air through that space. The flexible sealing strip is formed from a series of individual separate strip segments aligned next to each other along the mounting strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: Elias Wexler, Jacob Wexler
  • Patent number: 7784799
    Abstract: The apparatus and method for sealing at least two surfaces includes a sealing member with an attachment portion fixed to one of the surfaces, and a seal portion connected to the attachment portion. The seal portion of the sealing member includes a deformable segment that may be received and retained by a receiving aperture that is defined by at least one of the surfaces. The receiving aperture may further be defined by at least one engagement member extending from at least one of the surfaces. At least one coating, such as paint, may also be located on a side of the sealing member opposite the surfaces. The seal may be engaged and disengaged without requiring reapplication of the coating. Thus, the present invention provides an effective technique for sealing parts of an object, such as sealing a door, panel, cover or the like to a surrounding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Keith A. Etling
  • Publication number: 20090243453
    Abstract: The present invention relates to gaskets (120), and more particularly, to a gasket (120) which enables, not only to seal a gap between two components, but also easy attachment/detachment of the two components; and a refrigerator therewith. The gasket (120) includes a case (124) having a sealing member (122) attachable/detachable to/from a predetermined thing for sealing a gap when the sealing member (122) is attached, a close contact piece (126) for making close contact to other thing, and a plurality of supporting pieces (130, 132) connected between the close contact piece (126) and the case (124) so that one side of an attached surface of the sealing member (122) is detached from the predetermined thing at first if the other thing is pulled forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byeong Gyu Kang, Ki Hoon Song, Jeong Ho Shin, Jong Seok Yoon
  • Patent number: 7434867
    Abstract: A U-shaped sealing strip arranged for mounting on a frame structure of a vehicle surrounds a space which is intended to receive a pane and which has a lengthwise changing depth dimension. The U-shaped structure comprises two L-shaped shaped parts of which at least one has a generally L-shaped configuration and comprises a base part intended for fixing on the frame structure and a side part extending perpendicular thereto. At least one of the two shaped parts is adjustably fixed on the frame structure for adjustment in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the pane in such a way that the contact pressure of the sealing lip is adjustable. The contact pressure of the sealing lips on the pane can be adjusted in a simple manner in accordance with specific requirements in order to secure a reliable sealing effect as well as to reduce wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Meteor Gummiwerke K.H. Badje GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Ingolf Matthies
  • 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: 7335412
    Abstract: Block seals of pile weatherstripping (6), which may be inserted in doorjambs or window sash and are sometimes called dust plugs (15), are provided by hinged segments (16-21) of a continuous length of pile weatherstripping folded against each other. The pile may have an infiltration barrier providing a fin (4) which extends along a continuous serpentine path having loops (8) bridging the hinges (3). The hinged sections are connected by an adhesive-backed sheet (5). The block seals are adapted to be manufactured by a continuous process where the backing or base strip (7) of a continuous length of pile weatherstripping (1) is slit or notched from opposite spaced edges, leaving sufficient material in the backing to provide the hinges (3). The continuous serpentine barrier fin (4) allows the dust plug (15) to be installed oriented either with the ends or sides of the pile facing the moving member of the door or window to be sealed, while maintaining the fin infiltration barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventor: Grant E. Wylie
  • Patent number: 7178809
    Abstract: A roof weather strip for use in a convertible car is composed of a plurality of weather strip pieces corresponding to the folding of a sliding roof thereof. When the sliding roof is unfolded to form a roof of the convertible car, longitudinal end parts of adjacent roof weather strip pieces contact each other to define a continuously extending roof weather strip for sealing a side edge of the sliding roof. Each of the weather strip pieces has a base portion, a tubular door glass-sealing portion, and a sliding roof-sealing portion. In each of the longitudinal end parts, the sliding roof-sealing portion is formed tubular, and the tubular sliding roof-sealing portion and the tubular door glass-sealing portion are closed with end faces, respectively, which are provided in each of the longitudinal end parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kuzuya, Yoshihiro Kurosaki, Toshiya Miyashita
  • Patent number: 6996936
    Abstract: A window sealing and guiding channel for a window frame carried by a vehicle door is arranged to match the sharp angle at the corner of the frame. A distal lip of the wall of the channel on the inside of the window is severed from the remainder of the channel side wall from a point on one side of the sharp corner, through the sharp corner to the end of the channel, and this lip is bent into a smooth curve to bridge across the sharp corner. The lip on the other channel side wall is also severed from the remainder of its side wall at the sharp corner. In addition, the lip of the other channel side wall is cut through to form a mitered joint matching the angle at the sharp corner. The remainder of the channel side walls is removed at the sharp corner and replaced by a previously molded insert having a channel-form at the sharp corner and an extended wall portion filling the gap where the lip of the inside channel wall bridges across the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: GDX North America Inc.
    Inventor: Klaus Peter Maass
  • Patent number: 6966590
    Abstract: A resilient seal is mountable around the edge of an opening in a sidewall of a mobile living quarters through which a slide-out room travels. The seal includes two parts that slide together—a mounting portion and a-bulb seal portion—with the bulb seal portion being compressed when the slide-out room is closed. A wiper seal portion extending from the mounting portion is for contacting the adjacent wall of the slide-out room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventors: Edwin E. Ksiezopolki, Norman L. Newhouse, II
  • Patent number: 6802666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing connecting element, a sealing end piece and a seal. In practice different seals are known which are produced as three dimensional structures and then given to the customer. The production, wherein profile strips are ready-made by cutting and adhesion to form the three dimensional structures or wherein the three dimensional structure is obtained by means of corner injection molding, is very costly. In order to simplify the production of seals, it is provided in accordance with the invention that sealing connecting elements and/or sealing end pieces are to be produced as separate molded parts made of a thermoplastic elastomer and these molded parts to be connected, shortly before the installation of a seal, to sealing profile strips to form a complete seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Meteor Gummiwerke K.H. Badje GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Josef Bormann, Gero Wedderkopf
  • Patent number: 6783171
    Abstract: When a sealing portion at an end portion of an extruded weatherstrip is cut out by a fixed length and a main body and a lip are set on a metal mold for die forming, concave portions are formed on a lower surface and side surface of the main body to be set on the metal mold, and are latched, respectively with convex portions of the metal mold to restrict movement. Thus a problem in external appearance caused by movement or bending of a part of the main body including the lip due to a molding pressure is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignees: Nishikawa Rubber Co., Ltd., Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minoru Teishi, Takashi Yamashita, Takashi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 6598349
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for joining the ends of a weatherstrip from inside a channel section of the weatherstrip. A v-shaped fastening clip has a plurality of teeth extending therefrom and the orientation of the teeth can be altered to securely grip both ends of the weatherstrip. The v-shaped clip may also have a structural frame depending from it to define a w-shaped configuration. The w-shaped configuration provides flexural rigidity to the spliced section of the weatherstrip and additional strength and rigidity that is particularly useful for heavy components. The method comprises inserting the fastening clip (either the v-shaped or w-shaped configuration) into the first end of the weatherstrip and then inserting the fastening clip into the second end of the weatherstrip. The teeth of the fastening clip are then re-oriented to mechanically grip the weatherstrip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Cooper Technology Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathon H. Balbaugh, Casey R. Gill, Gregory J. Grudzinski, Steven A. Ingraham
  • Patent number: 6520571
    Abstract: A multi-part hollow chamber seal for sealing a rectangular cover (10) relative to the edge of a rectangular motor vehicle roof opening with a connecting part for connecting a sealing part (14) which runs around a curved comer to a sealing part (13) which adjoins it via a seam, in the form of a connecting tube (21) which penetrates the seam and which is inserted into the hollow chambers (19, 20) of the two sealing parts (13, 14). The connecting tube (21) extends along the entire bend of the sealing part (14) which runs around the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Webasto Vehicle Systems International GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Stemmer, Dirk Auerswald, Keith Bishop, Symon Lewis
  • Patent number: 6508034
    Abstract: A replaceable seal for water-tight and fire-resistant sliding doors, in particular for use on board ships and rigs, is roughly trapezoidal in shape having two opposite short sides, a long side therebetween, and a side of intermediate length opposite the long side. The intermediate length side of the seal is intended to lie against one of the arms of a Y-shaped support; one of the short sides of the seal is intended to lie against the upright of the Y-shaped support; the long side of the seat is intended to lie against a fastening device, preferably of a washer held with a bolt and nut; and the second short side forms the sealing surface of the seal for sealing against a door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: IMS A/S
    Inventor: Rolf Gunnar Nilsen
  • Publication number: 20020020118
    Abstract: A refrigerator door includes an outer paneling and an inner paneling spaced therefrom. The inner and outer panelings are made from a metallic material. Both form a transition point at their edges that receives between them a thermal insulation layer produced by foaming. A thermally insulating couple connects the edge portions of the panelings and substantially thermally uncouples the edge portions from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Richard Horn, Jurgen Hirath, Ulrich Wolf, Wolfgang Kentner
  • Patent number: 6345480
    Abstract: The invention provides a height-adjustable bridging device for joints between floor coverings. The bridging device includes an upper element and a base element. The upper element includes a generally perpendicular retaining bar. The retaining bar includes a holding device. The base element also includes retaining bars which are structured to cooperate with the upper element retaining bar holding device. A support device, which includes another upper element retaining bar and a force uptake piece, such as a base element bar, is disposed on the upper element and the base element respectively. The support device aids in preventing the upper element from tipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Hermann Friedrich Kunne GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans A. Kemper, Frank Sondermann
  • Patent number: 6269591
    Abstract: An adjustable threshold protector to be used during the construction of a house or building is an apparatus made of durable material covering the threshold, removably attached to the threshold and which can be adjusted in width and length by removable sections to fit a wide variety of doorway thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Donald R. Kelly
  • Patent number: 6192631
    Abstract: A window retention system includes a door frame having an exterior panel, an interior panel, an opening therethrough defining an inner peripheral channel, the exterior panel includes an upright portion extending along the channel so as to be directed toward the interior panel; and a resiliently flexible window retainer strip yieldably interlocked with and thereby detachably mounted on the door frame. The retainer strip has a longitudinal axis and a first upright portion spaced from and in opposing relation with the upright portion of the exterior panel so as to delimit a first track in the channel and retain the window element therein. The strip includes a second upright portion laterally spaced from the first upright portion. The second upright portion is biased towards and yieldingly interlocks with the channel. A flange extends from the first upright portion of the strip to engage one of the door frame panels and thereby secure the first upright portion of the strip against rotation in a vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: EMCO Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry J. Kenkel, Michael J. Billingsley