Frame With Closure Feature Patents (Class 49/504)
  • Patent number: 10309150
    Abstract: A weather seal that inserts into a gap between glazing panels has an H-shape with a snap-on female receiver at either end for receiving a tongue extending from a structure at one end and a cap tongue in the other. A web extending between a pair of walls provides a weather barrier and allows the walls to flex enabling the snap-on action. A pair of sealing fins and a pair of bulbs extend laterally from the H-shape, bridging the gap to exclude weather infiltration. The second receiver is covered by extensions joined at a slit permitting the weather seal to be used without a cap. Alternatively, the cap may be affixed to the weather seal by pushing a cap tongue through the slit and into engagement with the second receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Arconic Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Blake McKenna, Jeffrey Scott Dolby, Christopher Robert Hartwell
  • Patent number: 10280677
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a universal window frame assembly. A window frame assembly can include a plurality of frame members, wherein at least one of the frame members comprises a first profile frame member and at least one of the other frame members comprises a second profile frame member. The at least one first profile frame member and the at least one second profile frame member seat together to form the frame assembly. Head and side jamb members of a window frame can have a common first profile, and a sill jamb member can have a second profile. The frame members can be connected with corner keys configured to engage one or more openings in the first and second profiles. The sill jamb member can provide a sill slope angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Cordell R. Burton, Thomas Evan Harris
  • Patent number: 10253555
    Abstract: A shutter assembly includes a shutter panel with a first and a second stile, each stile having a front stile-face and a rear stile-face. The shutter panel also includes a first and a second rail, the rails extending between the stiles, each rail comprising a front rail-face and a rear rail-face. In addition, the shutter assembly includes a stile bisection plane passes midway between the front and rear stile-faces, and a rail bisection plane passes midway between the front and rear rail-faces. The rail bisection plane is offset from the stile bisection plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Houston Shutters LLC
    Inventors: Michael Blackburn, Jennifer Baur
  • Patent number: 10227794
    Abstract: A door plate provides better safety and security. The plate cannot be kicked in or provide access to a door to be picked. The door plate, in conjunction with a doorjamb, makes one strong unit. The door plate wraps the vulnerable area of the doorjamb with its steel property thus becomes more impervious to splitting the edge of the doorjamb or any part of the protected area of the wrapping. A unique connection in the door plate provides further structural strength and avoids safety hazards when opening and entering a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Paul T. Martin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10178917
    Abstract: In a refrigerated display case having an interior volume that is accessed through a door panel being opened from a doorframe, a frame cover is included that may reduce condensation or the power required to avoid condensation on a door panel. The frame cover is formed of a non-metallic material that provides a thermal break. The frame cover may also be formed with air pockets to further enhance the thermal break. Moreover, it may be formed to attach with an interference fit and thereby avoid fasteners. Other embodiments and features are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC
    Inventors: Saikiran Thoutam, Rahul Gokhale, Santosh Nerur, Ajay Chidambaram Pillai Swornalatha, Vinod Kunchala, Revanth Muppala
  • Patent number: 10124743
    Abstract: A wall guard, monument, and vehicle are provided. The wall guard includes a retaining rail that is mountable to a wall surface of a monument in a vehicle. The retaining rail includes opposing edges that include outward-facing retention lips. A rub strip includes a resilient body and also includes a third lengthwise edge and a fourth lengthwise edge. The third lengthwise edge includes a first inward-facing retention tab and fourth lengthwise edge includes a second inward-facing retention tab. The inward-facing retention tabs engage the respective outward-facing retention lips to attach the rub strip to the retaining rail. The wall guard also includes end caps arranged at ends of the resilient body and the retaining rail. The end caps include an exterior profile that matches a profile of the rub strip. The end caps cover the ends of the rub strip and the retaining rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sougand Talebpour, Roland Mair, Russell W. Keck, Tomas Armenta, Paul T. Bridgeman, Franco M. Cagnina, Harold Erickson
  • Patent number: 10106232
    Abstract: A fastening assembly of a fire door to a bulkhead includes a shaped frame, to which is hinged the door, which includes a first bracket facing at least in part a first side surface of the bulkhead, and a primary flange, mechanically connected to the first bracket. The fastening assembly has a subframe, which in turn includes a second bracket, parallel to the first bracket and facing a second side surface of the bulkhead, and at least one secondary flange, mechanically connected to the second bracket. At least one joint mutually connects the frame and the subframe, to retain the bulkhead between the first and the second bracket mutually facing, without engaging simultaneously the bulkhead the portion of the first bracket facing the first side surface and the portion of the second bracket facing the second side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRO PER GLI STUDI DI TECNICA NAVALE-CETENA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Codda, Andrea Pullara, Francesco Cestineto
  • Patent number: 10060128
    Abstract: A mullion-transom structure includes a support profile upon which two grooves are provided on one side. A sealing strip is fixed on each of grooves. A filling element is held at an edge on each of the sealing strips and a middle groove, on which at least one fastener for holding a pressure strip is fixed, secures the two filling elements. The middle groove has groove walls that are accommodated between the sealing strips. A contact plane of the filling elements on the sealing strips is arranged closer to the pressure strip than the groove walls of the middle groove. The middle groove has a groove base, at which a hollow chamber is formed on the side facing away from the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SCHUECO INTERNATIONAL KG
    Inventors: Emal Ander, Peter Molitor, Andre Stockhausen
  • Patent number: 10036192
    Abstract: A composite reinforced mull post is disclosed for use in an entryway assembly. The mull post may engage a door on one side and a side light window on the other side. The mull post may comprise a one or two-piece outer portion and one or more internal reinforcing members. The outer portion may comprise a plurality of interlocking pieces. A first internal reinforcing member may be formed of engineered material such as a wood laminate, and a second reinforcing member may comprise a channel that extends partially around the first reinforcing member. The reinforcing member may include orthogonal portions conterminously received within a correspondingly shaped central chamber formed by the housing formed by the joined interlocking pieces. The reinforcing member may include an upper wood portion and a lower durable portion, connected end to end by a glued finger joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PLASTPRO 2000, INC.
    Inventors: Shirley Wang, Sungtse Lin
  • Patent number: 10017980
    Abstract: A system for mulling a plurality of fenestration assemblies in an opening includes a first fenestration assembly having a top surface and a first groove extending therein and a second fenestration assembly having a top surface and a second groove extending therein. A mull connector operatively connects the first fenestration assembly and second fenestration assembly together. A sealing cap is positioned on top of the mull connector and includes a first portion positioned on a first side of a line groove line defined by the first groove and the second groove, and a second portion positioned on the second opposite side of the line groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MILGARD MANUFACTURING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Melvin Saunders, Michael Kuneman
  • Patent number: 9995080
    Abstract: A door jamb configured to provide a flush in-swing door when viewed in the direction of door in-swing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Studco Building Sytems US, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Stevens, James Rowden, Ian Rowden
  • Patent number: 9909353
    Abstract: An adjustable sill pan system that can be adjusted in the field to fit any type of entryway, while maintaining a moisture-tight seal between parts of the sill pan system, by virtue of a complementary gasket having slots that receive the entirety of an open edge of another part of the sill pan system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Hendricks
  • Patent number: 9856660
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of home decoration, in particular to a home plate connecting device, which includes a plate and plate connecting piece, a glass and plate connecting piece, a plate bottom edge and ground connecting piece, a decorative plate and plate connecting piece, a doorframe and wall connecting piece and a plate chamfer connecting piece, wherein each of the connecting pieces is provided with a rubber barbed tenon structure and a mortise structure with a barbed accommodation groove. According to the invention, the mortise and tenon structures and a threaded connection manner are adopted for fixation, so that the device can be freely dismounted and conveniently packaged and transported; each part is matched, and is easy to position, so that mounting and dismounting working efficiency is improved; and the dismounted parts are prevented from damage, and are high in reutilization rate, so that the device can be widely applied to the field of home mounting and decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jihong Yin, Yongkang Zhao, Xiaochen Hu, Yunqi Zhao
  • Patent number: 9803413
    Abstract: A door assembly. The door assembly may include at least one door panel and a door frame having a plurality of frame members including a header and a pair of side jambs. The invention may also be considered a frame member. The frame member may include a core; and a two-piece top piece adjoining the core to form a structural member. The core and the top piece may be a composite of cellulosic material and at least one other material. The door assembly may further include at least one adjacent panel. Also disclosed are door jamb frame members and mullion frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin T. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9797127
    Abstract: Example weather barrier apparatus are disclosed herein. An example weather barrier apparatus includes a support structure having a first end and a second end spaced from the first end, where the first end is to couple to a wall and the second end is movable relative to the first end. A seal is pivotally coupled to the second end of the support structure to define a pivot axis. The seal has a first sealing portion and a second sealing portion spaced from the first sealing portion. The first sealing portion is to engage a rear edge of a vehicle and the second sealing portion is to engage a surface of the vehicle spaced from the rear edge of the vehicle when the vehicle is in engagement with the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: RITE-HITE-HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Digmann, Leif Kniese, Rudolf Bannasch
  • Patent number: 9725946
    Abstract: A low-profile cladding system that can be readily applied to doors, windows, fixed light openings, or curtain walls where thermal performance is important. The cladding system utilizes a cladding member in combination with an L-shaped bracket to attach and secure the cladding member to a frame or sash. The cladding member is held to the frame or sash by tension or pressure between opposite ends of the cladding member. This tension is created by the L-shaped bracket in combination with the cladding ends as the L-shaped bracket engages one cladding member end and is pivoted into an indentation, or recess, in the frame or sash. The other cladding member end engages a groove along the side of the frame or sash opposite to the indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory A Header
  • Patent number: 9689198
    Abstract: A window conduction heat shielding apparatus capable of shielding heat conducted from the outdoors in the summer season and efficiently conducting heat to the outdoors in the winter season in a window of a computer room, thereby reducing a load of air conditioning is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 9631407
    Abstract: An access door for insertion into an opening in a construction surface is provided. The access door has a frame for engagement with edges of the opening in the construction surface. The frame has a channel formed therein for receiving a thermally insulative material to provide a thermal break between the frame and the construction surface. A door is operatively coupled to the frame and movable between an open position allowing access through the opening in the construction surface and a closed position preventing access through the opening in the construction surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Maxam Metal Products Limited
    Inventors: David R. Wise, Kim Thomas Sefton Band
  • Patent number: 9560939
    Abstract: A method for installing a wall jamb for a shower door panel of a showering enclosure includes placing a wall jamb on a shower door panel, the wall jamb having a plurality of legs configured to receive the shower door panel therebetween, a base connecting the plurality of legs such that the wall jamb is generally U-shaped, and a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed at an exterior surface of the base, removing at least a portion of adhesive backing material of the pressure sensitive adhesive, and pushing the shower door panel toward a wall of the showering enclosure such that the pressure sensitive adhesive adheres to the wall of the showering enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Ball, Kyle Kragenbring
  • Patent number: 9526337
    Abstract: Disclosed is a retrofit shower corner shelf assembly kit including a shelf adapted for retrofitting into an existing shower corner; an adhesive composition for securing the shelf into the existing shower corner; and optionally a decorative composition for concealing edges of the shelf directly adjacent to the existing shower corner. Disclosed is a shelf adapted for retrofitting into an existing shower corner, the shelf includes two flat edges configured for securing the shelf directly on top of a surface and a third flat, free edge, wherein the shelf includes an upper layer, a middle layer attached to the upper layer, a lower layer attached to the middle layer, and the third flat, free edges conceals middle and lower layers of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: William Joseph Karins, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9512657
    Abstract: A horizontal pushed aluminum alloy window includes a first mounting member, and a second mounting member. The first mounting member includes a first mounting surface, and the second mounting member includes a second mounting surface. The first mounting member includes a first fixing plate, a first sliding plate, and a pair of opposite first anti-falling ribs extruding from the first fixing plate and the first sliding plate. The second mounting member includes a second fixing plate, a second sliding plate, and a pair of opposite second anti-falling ribs extruding from the second fixing plate and the second sliding plate. The first mounting surface, the first fixing plate, the first sliding plate, and the first anti-falling ribs surrounds a first connecting groove, and second mounting surface, the second fixing plate, the second sliding plate, and the second anti-falling ribs surrounds a second connecting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: LIP HING YEUNG'S INDUSTRIES (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chunghon Yeung
  • Patent number: 9483890
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for use with an RFID proximity card and with a steel door and frame assembly. The door is of the type having a magnet and the frame is of the type having a bore, which, when the door is closed in the frame, presents towards the magnet. The bore is of the type provided to permit the mounting of a magnetic door contact in the frame. The apparatus comprises a sensor assembly which: in use, is received by the bore and grippingly engages said frame; produces a first signal when the card is operatively presented thereto; and produces a second signal when the door is closed to bring the magnet adjacent the sensor assembly and into alignment with the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Farpointe Data, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Dawber, Richard Sipura
  • Patent number: 9389013
    Abstract: A thermal frame for an opening in a refrigerated enclosure includes a perimeter frame segment fixed to the refrigerated enclosure along a perimeter of the opening. The thermal frame includes a first vacuum panel fixed relative to the perimeter frame segment and configured to reduce heat transfer through the perimeter frame segment. The thermal frame may include a mullion frame segment fixed to the refrigerated enclosure and dividing the opening into a plurality of smaller openings. The thermal frame may include a second vacuum panel fixed relative to the mullion frame segment and configured to reduce heat transfer through the mullion frame segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Anthony International
    Inventors: Matthew Rolek, Jeffery W. Nicholson, Paul J. Artwohl, Matthew Walp
  • Patent number: 9289086
    Abstract: A method for hanging an object and apparatus for accomplishing the same. The invention describes an apparatus comprising a track, an upper flange attached to a track, and a carrier disposed in said track. The carrier is laterally moveable along the length of the track. In one embodiment the apparatus comprises a top unit and a base unit. The top unit comprises pins, a track, at least one carrier, and a lower flange. The base unit is affixed to a ceiling, and the top unit is affixed to the base unit via the pins. In one embodiment the anchors are not visible from below. Further, in one embodiment, the carrier is vertically positionable within, and removable from a channel formed by the set of flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Gretchen Seewald Atwell
  • Patent number: 9249585
    Abstract: A door trim floor gap cover system includes a trim piece operable to cover a gap between a bottom edge of door trim and a walking surface of a flooring material under the door trim (i.e., casing, jamb, and optional door stop). The trim piece may be one piece that bends about the door trim. The trim piece may be a resilient material that deforms while being positioned and is biased toward its original shape to hold onto the door casing. The trim piece may be more than one piece wherein a first portion is positioned on the casing and jamb and the second portion is then interlocked with the first portion to complete the trim piece, covering the floor gap. A pair of hooks extend behind the casing to engage a distal face of the casing, retaining the system against the door trim (casing and jamb).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Jerry Wayne Swindle
  • Patent number: 9227490
    Abstract: A guide rail (10) for a vehicle sliding roof system, having a guide (22) which can receive a sliding element (18) for shifting motion that is coupled to a cover of the sliding roof system, the guide (22) including a shifting section (17) that extends in a substantially straight line, and the guide rail (10) being made of metal, in particular of an aluminum alloy, is characterized in that it includes a lifting section (16) which integrally adjoins the shifting section (17) and extends obliquely to the direction of extent of the shifting section (17). Also described is a method of producing a guide rail for a vehicle sliding roof system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Stefan Vogel, Rainer Grimm, Stefan Kunkel, Jürgen Schrader
  • Patent number: 9187945
    Abstract: A multi-component door frame assembly, including a door jamb having a length and contact surface. A plurality of ribs along the length of the door jamb and extending distally from the contact surface. A door stop detachably fixed to the door jamb and adapted to receive a door when the door is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Diversified Structural Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Back, Geoffrey C. Card
  • Patent number: 9151106
    Abstract: A fire door stop system for retrofitting a fire door assembly so as to bring the assembly into compliance with fire safety codes. The fire door stop system has a profile strip that is attachable to a fire door frame. An edge of the profile strip extends outward from the frame in a line with a face of the soffit against which the pull edge of the fire door closes. The fire door stop system further includes, as needed, edge protectors for a wood fire door, such as a horizontal edge protector, a vertical edge protector, and a bottom-edge extender, and a latch protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Charles A. Noble, III
  • Patent number: 9109360
    Abstract: An insulating fire and blast resistant window and door buck is described that is designed for use with an insulated concrete wall form. The window and door buck described provides a core of concrete for fire and blast protection while also providing structural concrete for attaching window and door elements. In some embodiments, the window and door buck comprises two pieces of insulation that are separated by a gap and held together by a tie piece. The insulation pieces are proportioned to so that an alignment element fits inside the cavity of the wall form. When the buck is placed in an insulated wall form and concrete is poured into the form a strip of concrete fills the gap, resulting in a fire and blast resistant wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Gorilla Buck Inc.
    Inventor: Cooper Edward Stewart
  • Patent number: 9102216
    Abstract: A guide rail (10) for a vehicle sliding roof system, having a guide (22) which can receive a sliding element (18) for shifting motion that is coupled to a cover of the sliding roof system, the guide (22) including a shifting section (17) that extends in a substantially straight line, and the guide rail (10) being made of metal, in particular of an aluminum alloy, is characterized in that it includes a lifting section (16) which integrally adjoins the shifting section (17) and extends obliquely to the direction of extent of the shifting section (17). Also described is a method of producing a guide rail for a vehicle sliding roof system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Stefan Vogel, Rainer Grimm, Stefan Kunkel, Jürgen Schrader
  • Patent number: 9051729
    Abstract: A reversible door assembly for use in a panel wall system includes a door frame assembly having first and second door jamb assemblies which are adapted to receive vertical slider members in a channel disposed along a length of the door jamb assemblies. The slider members are vertically adjustable within the channels and may include hinge mechanism such that either door jamb assembly can hingedly support a door member therefrom. As one door jamb assembly supports the door member between open and closed positions, the opposite door jamb assembly includes a vertically adjustable latch striker plate for engaging a door latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Karl J. Mead, Marvin C. Knauf
  • Publication number: 20150143754
    Abstract: A holder for securing a leaf of hinge to a steel door frame has a first U-shaped housing part having two end walls, a bight wall connecting the two end walls, and respective mounting flanges projecting from the end walls and securable to the door frame. A complementarily second housing part defines a cavity with the first housing part and has a cover plate, a pair of end plates having outer faces bearing on inner faces of the end walls, and a front plate extending between the end plates from a front edge of the cover plate and formed with a cutout through which a hinge leaf can engage into the cavity. A clamp in the cavity can secure the hinge leaf extending through the cutout into the cavity. There is a snap connection between the front plate and the first housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Andre BULTSCHNIEDER, Ultich PELZ
  • Publication number: 20150135597
    Abstract: A frame assembly that includes a frame side, a channel disposed in the frame side and a Teflon guide disposed in the channel, the Teflon guide having a seal feature and a guide feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: RUSKIN COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul T. Gorman, Mark W. Bronson
  • Patent number: 9027285
    Abstract: A door frame and a frame body including a glass opposing portion, a design portion positioned on one side of the glass opposing portion on the vehicle exterior side, a tubular portion positioned on the other side of the glass opposing portion on the vehicle interior side, and a glass guide portion having a concave cross section surrounding the edge of the door glass. All portions are collectively structured as a single member who is continuous and uniform from the upper sash portion to the side sash portion. A corner portion is created by a bending process at a boundary between the upper sash portion and the side sash portion. The width of the design portion of the frame varies in at least one area along the length thereof and the design portion of the frame body is covered with an exterior member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Shiroki Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Fukui, Tadashi Mutoh, Atsuo Noda, Kazuyoshi Yokota
  • Patent number: 9016031
    Abstract: The door is made with a triple-lite insulated glass unit and a frame of aluminum rails. The insulated glass unit has a stepped cross-section with the outer glass lite being larger than the inner glass lites. An opaque non-conductive ceramic frit forms a rectangularly shaped border to mask the mounting of the inner glass lite(s). An electrically conductive coating on the outer glass lite is insulated from the aluminum rails of the frame by a plastic strip disposed between the outer glass lite and each rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Thermoseal Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard Chubb, Ralph Wearsch
  • Patent number: 9003713
    Abstract: A modular rail system for suspending sliding doors, including at least one rail profile having a top side arranged for being fixed against a horizontal wall part, a bottom side having a rail portion for carrying suspension wheels of a sliding door, a first lateral side arranged for being fixed against a vertical wall part, and an open second lateral side. On both opposite lateral sides the rail profile includes recesses having substantially the same shape for engaging complementary spacer elements. A sliding door system including a rail system, at least one sliding door with suspension wheels and at least one repositionable braking/stopping element having a stop for defining an extreme position of the sliding door and a releasable fixing element for fixing the braking/stopping element in the rail system. The fixing element is spaced a predetermined distance from the stop, chosen for maintaining user accessibility to the fixing element while the stop is located in a user inaccessible position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Rubelko
    Inventor: Rudi Dries
  • Publication number: 20150068127
    Abstract: A shower door assembly includes a frame having an upper frame member that is elongated with a generally constant cross-section. The cross-section of the frame member may define a channel. The shower door assembly also includes a door that slides in a direction parallel with the channel, as well as a bumper. The bumper is positioned within the channel of the upper frame member and limits movement of the door. The bumper is connected to the upper frame member by the upper frame member compressing a portion of the bumper, or the bumper compressing a portion of the upper frame member, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Johnson, Roque M. Corpuz, JR., Nate Grev
  • Publication number: 20150020460
    Abstract: A door opener assembly may include an opener housing including a well and at least one hook member. A pin-reception channel may be formed through a portion of the well. The hook member(s) is configured to hook onto a portion of a frame. The door opener assembly may also include a frame-securing member having a pin retained within the pin-reception channel. The frame-securing member is configured to be urged into the well to lock the opener housing to the portion of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel R. Collado, Mark Rimkus
  • Patent number: 8931220
    Abstract: An insulated window buck with integrated fastening and anchor elements for a self aligning cut or molded insulated concrete form (ICF) window buck. The insulated window buck with integrated fastening and anchor generally includes an insulated ICF window and door buck made with multiple components with a configuration that allows for the use of various type of materials' on the face and edges of the buck, and have the ability to friction fit to the inside of an ICF wall so as no external bracing or strapping is needed to keep the buck aligned with the ICF wall during concrete placement. Having a firm insulation material component on the internal portion of the buck is an integral part of the invention in that through the use of recesses in the insulation material the fluid concrete can flow into these recesses and make a permanent bond to the buck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Gorilla Buck Inc.
    Inventors: Cooper Edward Stewart, Robert James Johnson
  • Patent number: 8910424
    Abstract: A push-out screen frame including: a fixed frame member having a fixed body portion and an arcuate flange portion extending along one edge thereof; a hinged frame member having a hinged body portion and an arcuate channel along one edge thereof and formed to receive the arcuate flange portion for hinged connection therewith; a swinging frame member having a swinging body portion, a closure formation along an edge thereof and conforming substantially with the arcuate flange portion, and complementary latching and locking formations for latching and locking the hinged frame to the fixed frame; a latching assembly attachable to the fixed body portion and having a latching body portion and a latching formation for latching to the complementary latching formation; and a locking member attachable to a swinging frame member and having a locking body and a locking formation formed for locking engagement with the latching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Secure Rite Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Patrick William Harris
  • Patent number: 8904733
    Abstract: A door lite frame comprises a first frame component comprising first screw bosses and first grip sockets, and a second frame component comprising second screw bosses and second grip sockets. The first and second frame components are constructed to permit arrangement of the first and second frame components in an assembled state and a nested state with respect to one another. In the assembled state, the first screw bosses are correspondingly aligned with the second screw bosses, and the first and second frame components are secured to each other. In the nested state, at least one of the first screw bosses of the first frame component is mated with at least one of the second grip sockets of the second frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas Thompson
  • Patent number: 8887457
    Abstract: A door frame reinforcement assembly for resisting an intrusive force applied to a building door has a pair of opposing elongated jamb members and elongated reinforcement members securable with a respective jamb member. Each of the jamb members has a pair of rabbet milled step-up cutouts. One of the cutouts receives a long screw threadably engaging the jamb member with the walls studs. The reinforcement members are secured within the second cutout. The reinforcement members are formed as metal tubes with an insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Brian M. Knight
  • Patent number: 8881466
    Abstract: An insulated door (10029 includes a door frame made of four side members (1006, 1008, 1010, 1012) connected by four corner connectors (1014, 1016, 1018, 1020). The frame members are profiled “L” shaped extrusions having outer panel locating ribs (6035), and inner panel retaining slots (6007). The corner connector has a base (4044) with a projecting post (4040). A first pair of connector tabs (4022, 4044) project from adjacent sides of the base to cooperate with first connection slots (6028) of adjacent side members and a second pair of connector tabs (4042, 4043) project from the post to cooperate with connection slots (6026) of the adjacent side members. The outer panel is located on the opposite side of the frame by location ribs (6036). The legs (6009, 6011) of the extrusion define a space D between the inner and outer door panels, and this space is filled with foam insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: AB Electrolux
    Inventor: Mark Roberts
  • Patent number: 8869493
    Abstract: The door is made with a multi-lite insulated glass unit and a frame of aluminum rails. The insulated glass unit has a stepped cross-section with the outer glass lite being larger than the inner glass lites. An opaque non-conductive ceramic frit forms a rectangularly shaped border to mask the mounting of the inner glass lite(s). An electrically conductive coating on the outer glass lite is insulated from the aluminum rails of the frame by a plastic strip disposed between the outer glass lite and each rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Thermoseal Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard Chubb, Ralph Wearsch
  • Patent number: 8869459
    Abstract: A shower door assembly is provided which comprises a stationary frame, and a movable frame having a guiding groove, wherein the shower door assembly further comprises a fixing block disposed in the stationary frame, the fixing block has a channel and a cam mechanism rotatable about a portion of the fixing block, a first engaging element is provided on at least a part of a bottom surface of the channel, and the shower door assembly further comprises an adjusting block disposed in the guiding groove of the movable frame, the adjusting block has an extension part insertable into the channel of the fixing block, the extension part has a second engaging element, wherein when a force is applied to the extension part by the cam mechanism, the first and second engaging elements are engaged such that the stationary and movable frames do not displace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Foshan Ideal Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wuxiang Wei
  • Patent number: 8870516
    Abstract: A loadport has a port door and a frame with an opening through which the port door interfaces with a container door of a container for holding semiconductor workpieces. In one embodiment, a movable closure mechanism is connected to the port door and is defined to be movable in a controlled manner relative to both the port door and the frame. In this embodiment, a stationary closure mechanism is disposed on the frame proximate to the opening. In another embodiment, a stationary closure mechanism is connected to the port door, and a movable closure mechanism is disposed on the frame proximate to the opening. In both embodiments, the movable closure mechanism is defined to engage with the stationary closure mechanism such that movement of the movable closure mechanism to engage with the stationary closure mechanism applies a closing force between the port door and the container door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony C Bonora
  • Publication number: 20140259957
    Abstract: A process to manufacture a frame using renewable wood product(s) is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Composite Technology International, Inc.
    Inventor: Griff Reid
  • Publication number: 20140250794
    Abstract: A manhole frame assembly according to one embodiment of the present invention generally includes an upper frame and a lower frame, and is adapted to support a manhole cover. The upper frame may be allowed to float with respect to the lower frame, enabling the upper frame to move during installation, or as the surrounding structure moves, or both. By being capable of movement, the upper frame may potentially prevent uneven transitions between the manhole frame assembly and the surface of the surrounding structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: EJ USA, INC.
    Inventors: Dean W. Reynolds, Jeremy I. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140237903
    Abstract: A shower door assembly is provided which comprises a stationary frame, and a movable frame having a guiding groove, wherein the shower door assembly further comprises a fixing block disposed in the stationary frame, the fixing block has a channel and a cam mechanism rotatable about a portion of the fixing block, a first engaging element is provided on at least a part of a bottom surface of the channel, and the shower door assembly further comprises an adjusting block disposed in the guiding groove of the movable frame, the adjusting block has an extension part insertable into the channel of the fixing block, the extension part has a second engaging element, wherein when a force is applied to the extension part by the cam mechanism, the first and second engaging elements are engaged such that the stationary and movable frames do not displace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Foshan Ideal Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wuxiang WEI
  • Publication number: 20140223831
    Abstract: A door jamb reinforcer that provides for reinforcement of the door jamb and the frame of an entry way door to prevent forced entry is disclosed. The door jamb reinforcer includes a latchbolt opening, a deadbolt opening, and a plurality of fastener openings, and is secured to the door jamb via long fasteners extending through corresponding fastener openings and into the door frame behind the door jamb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Isaac Jones, Johnathon K. Jones