Adjustable Frame Patents (Class 49/505)
  • Patent number: 10349784
    Abstract: A hinged wall profile door assembly including a first and second longitudinal wall profile having a body configured for mounting to a wall, and a longitudinal hinge profile having a body configured to be received within an inner section of the first longitudinal wall profile. The assembly also includes a profile door, at least a first hinge assembly and a second hinge assembly secured to the longitudinal hinge profile and configured for mounting to the profile door, the first and second hinge assemblies having a body and a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the body is configured to be curved and the second end of the body is configured to form a longitudinal channel for receiving the profile door therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BATH AUTHORITY LLC
    Inventors: Brian Lieb, Vadym Mironchuk, Michael Minkovich
  • Patent number: 10342330
    Abstract: A base assembly integrated into an appliance including a lower frame and an upper operating component. A plurality of inter-assembleable and planar shaped members include each of a bottom and upwardly supported and interconnected front, back and sides, these collectively defining an enclosure having an upper surface adapted to support the operating component and a lower surface adapted to secure upon the lower frame. Mounting hardware including at least a plurality of threaded fasteners secures the bottom to locations along the front and back. Pluralities of vertically spaced tabs and opposing vertically spaced slots are configured along each of opposite edges of the sides and along each of first and second pairs of opposite edge extending brackets secured to each of the front and back and which overlap the side edges. The planar shaped members and mounting hardware are adapted to being shipped in a first flat-packed arrangement and subsequently assembled on site in a second use arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TRADEMARK GLOBAL, LLC
    Inventor: Xue Hong Yan
  • Patent number: 10329813
    Abstract: A door assembly comprising a hinge post and a hinge stile, the hinge post and hinge stile configured for a first mating configuration and a second mating configuration. The first and second mating configurations enable adjustable placement of a shower door with the hinge post forming an extension below the bottom of the hinge stile in both configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Coastal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Florin Poenariu, William Cobb, Jr., Patrick Cobb
  • Patent number: 10208526
    Abstract: An apparatus for reviving the appearance of a frame structure in a commercial window utilizes extruded plastic U-shaped channels adapted to fit over each element of the frame structure. The plastic channels are mixed with a selected color so that no painting is required. The channels are preferably attached to the frame structure by adhesive strips. Ends of the channels at frame structure intersections are covered by connectors overlaying ends of the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Richard E. Martin
  • Patent number: 10125532
    Abstract: A replacement window jamb extender accommodates a frame of a replacement window of a predefined geometry within an existing depth of a jamb. The replacement window jamb extender comprises a substantially L-shaped frame and a self-adhering and self-sealing flange. The L-shaped frame is configured to be fixedly attached to a window slot on a wall, where an inner side of the L-shaped frame is configured to accommodate the frame of the replacement window within the existing depth of the jamb. The double sided adhesive tape extends from an outer side of the L-shaped frame, and the self-adhering and self-sealing flange is configured to fixedly attach the L-shaped frame on the outer panel attached on an outer side of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WINJET, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel Mark Rocca, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9803404
    Abstract: A door assembly comprising a hinge post and a hinge stile, the hinge post and hinge stile configured for a first mating configuration and a second mating configuration. The first and second mating configurations enable adjustable placement of a shower door with the hinge post forming an extension below the bottom of the hinge stile in both configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Coastal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cobb, William M. Cobb, Jr., Florin Poenariu
  • Patent number: 9759006
    Abstract: A door jamb wrap for use on a door jamb of an exterior door. The door jamb wrap covers openings next to the door that are commonly found on door jambs edges open at the bottom. The door jamb wrap includes a bracket having an “L” shape that can be configured to cover the openings by fastening to the door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: David P. Davis
  • Patent number: 9441411
    Abstract: A door jamb wrap for use on a door jamb of an exterior door. The door jamb wrap covers openings next to the door that are commonly found on door jambs edges open at the bottom. The door jamb wrap includes a bracket having an “L” shape that can be configured to cover the openings by fastening to the door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: David P. Davis
  • Patent number: 9297199
    Abstract: A frame assembly for windows and doors includes a pair of side members and a pair of generally parallel cross members, each extending along a unique member axis. The cross members include a first frame portion and a second frame portion that extend generally along the member axis and are connected by a camming fastener that draws together and secures the first and second frame portions. A method of fabricating a shutter assembly includes forming a pair of C-shaped partial-frames, each from a side member coupled to portions of two cross-members. The method includes co-axially aligning corresponding portions of the two cross-members along two axes and joining the two C-shaped partial-frames with camming fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: HOUSTON SHUTTERS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Blackburn, Jennifer Baur
  • Patent number: 9284739
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for repairing a damaged door frame, wherein a jamb patch has a first portion adaptable to replace a removed section of the door frame and a second portion coupled to the first portion and adaptable to fit behind a remaining section of the door frame to align the first portion with the remaining section of the door frame. The second portion of the jamb patch may be slidably coupled to the first portion for location into a first position, wherein the first portion of the jamb patch overlaps the second portion, and into a second position, wherein the second portion of the jamb patch extends from the first portion. Alternatively, the second portion of the jamb patch may fixedly extend from the first portion of the jamb patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sci-Pro.Org, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Behr, Kevin John Rucinski
  • Patent number: 9151061
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to building materials, in particular to attachment of insulating board and trims on building surfaces. Various embodiments of attachment clips to attach the trims on their place without nails or screws through the trim are provided. This disclosure provides an economical, fast, easy, and esthetic method to attach building trims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FIBER CEMENT FOAM SYSTEMS INSULATION, LLC
    Inventor: Russ Schaefer
  • Patent number: 9027295
    Abstract: A demountable modular wall system including a series of individual wall panels that can be positioned adjacent to each other. The demountable wall system includes a doorway defined by a pair of spaced vertical posts and a horizontal header. In one embodiment, a sliding glass door is movable along a sliding door track mounted to the horizontal header. A lower trim assembly mounted to the bottom end of the sliding glass door adjusts the overall height of the door. The doorway can also include a pivoting glass door. The pivoting glass door includes a bottom pivot assembly having a bottom clamp adjustably positioned along a bottom end of the pivoting glass door. The adjustable bottom clamp can be moved along the bottom end of the pivoting glass door and receives a pivot pin supported on the floor. A top pivot assembly includes a movable plunger that defines a portion of the pivot axis for the pivoting glass door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Kopish, Michael Salzman, Nathan A. Quintal, Timothy J. LaFleur, James M. Durand
  • Patent number: 9010704
    Abstract: The invention includes an alignment device and system having a guide member, a support member and a connector which engages the guide member and the support member. The guide member may be a relatively flat piece attachable to and edge of a frame. In one aspect the guide member includes a perimeter slot. The support member may have a first portion generally perpendicular with a second portion and the first portion may be attached to an object (or integral with an object such as a window or door casing) which is to be aligned with a frame. The second portion may have a connector portion or threaded hole for receiving a connector. The connector may also engage the slot of the guide member. The device allows for desired alignment of an object within a frame by transferring rotational movement to linear movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Sirek, Colton Sirek
  • Publication number: 20150033635
    Abstract: A door assembly is disclosed which comprises a stationary frame and a movable frame. The door assembly is useful for, as an example, maintaining a door in a vertical position even though a wall associated with the door is not exactly vertical. The door assembly can be assembled without drilling operation, minimizing risk of damage to the door frames, and can be assembled by a single person. Other aspects of the door assembly are apparent upon reference to the detailed description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: IDEAL SANITARY WARE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wuxiang Wei
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140352217
    Abstract: A frame assembly for windows and doors includes a pair of side members and a pair of generally parallel cross members, each extending along a unique member axis. The cross members include a first frame portion and a second frame portion that extend generally along the member axis and are connected by a camming fastener that draws together and secures the first and second frame portions. A method of fabricating a shutter assembly includes forming a pair of C-shaped partial-frames, each from a side member coupled to portions of two cross-members. The method includes co-axially aligning corresponding portions of the two cross-members along two axes and joining the two C-shaped partial-frames with camming fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Blackburn, Jennifer Baur
  • Publication number: 20140331565
    Abstract: A door assembly is disclosed which comprises a stationary frame, a movable frame, and an adjusting assembly. The adjusting assembly comprise an adjusting element detachably connected with the stationary frame and having a rod portion; a fixing element detachably connected with the movable frame and having a first cavity at its top for receiving the rod portion and a second cavity at one side; and a cam member receivable in the second cavity, the cam member being rotably connected to the fixing element and movable between an open position and a close position. The door assembly can be assembled without drilling operation, minimizing risk of damage to the frames, and can be assembled by a single person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Wuxiang Wei
  • Publication number: 20140331564
    Abstract: A door assembly is disclosed which comprises a stationary frame, a movable frame substantively perpendicular to the stationary frame, and an adjusting element fixed to the stationary frame. The movable frame comprises a bottom wall and two side walls extending from the bottom wall, each of the side walls being provided with a protuberance for limiting the adjusting element inside the movable frame. The adjusting element comprises a through hole and a locking element matching the through hole, when the locking element is fixed in the through hole, the locking element acts on the bottom wall and fixes the adjusting element inside the movable frame. The movable frame in the present invention is used as a top frame or a bottom frame in the prior art, such that much materials can be saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: IDEAL SANITARY WARE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wuxiang Wei
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140311041
    Abstract: A window or door is constructed to accept one or more intermediate pieces which may be used for adjusting the depth of the window or door. The intermediate piece includes, on one side, a first hook and an outrigger, and on the other side, a second hook and structure defining an outrigger receiving slot. The intermediate pieces lockingly and securely mate with the interior and exterior sections of the windows or doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Francis Manzella
  • Publication number: 20140283455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the attachment structure for the doors of an aircraft with the use of an adjustable door engaging fitting (5), attached to the base bracket (8), and the said bracket is attached to a member of the frame (1) of door surrounding. The said invention facilitates assembly and adjustment of the doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sergey Nikolaevich Kharitonov, Andrey Alexandrovich Chernyavskiy
  • Publication number: 20140250795
    Abstract: A shower door assembly is disclosed comprising a stationary frame, a movable frame having a window, an upper frame, and an adjusting assembly. The adjusting assembly further comprises an adjusting block and a fixing block. The adjusting block is disposed between the stationary frame and the movable frame and at least partially received in the stationary frame, and the adjusting block further includes an extension portion on a surface of which a first engaging element is disposed. The fixing block is received in the upper frame and includes an eccentric rotary block having a second engaging element and a base portion having a passage for receiving the extension portion. The eccentric rotary block is rotatable about the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: FOSHAN IDEAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wuxiang WEI
  • Patent number: 8806819
    Abstract: In one instance, the disclosure is a removable wall opening frame comprising a mounting element and trim element. The mounting element contains a slit receiver and the trim element contains raised slits. The slit receiver of the mounting element and the raised slits of the trim element are configured to lockedly engage the mounting element and the trim element. When engaged, the slit receiver is not visible or accessible. The trim element can be disengaged from the mounting element by inserting a key into a hole in the mounting element. When disengaged, the frame can be removed from the wall opening. Neither the mounting element, trim element, nor wall opening are damaged by removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Logan R Teilborg, Charles A Teilborg
  • Patent number: 8733026
    Abstract: A door assembly is provided which comprises a stationary frame and a movable frame, wherein the door assembly further comprises an adjusting assembly for fixing and adjusting the movable frame. The adjusting assembly comprises a fixing element disposed at one end of the fixing frame and including an engagement element on which a first groove is formed, an adjusting element disposed at one end of the movable frame and including a first through hole corresponding to the first groove and a cavity for receiving the engagement element, and a locking member comprising a handle portion and a rotation portion which can go through the first through hole such that at least one part of the rotation portion can reach in the first groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Wuxiang Wei
  • Publication number: 20140132138
    Abstract: An arrangement is disclosed for a meter cabinet, distribution cabinet or empty housing, including a frame and a door, wherein the frame can carry a door and the door is attached pivotally to the frame on its hinge side. The door may be aligned in relation to its frame quickly and without problems, with an adjustment device for aligning the door in the closed condition, the adjustment device being associated with the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ABB AG
    Inventor: Michael ROTH
  • Patent number: 8707639
    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: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140109487
    Abstract: A height and width adjustment system for a sliding door in a door frame having an interconnected header, sill, jamb rail and side jambs. An interlock rail and lock rail is secured to the jamb rail and side jambs, and top and bottom cross rails are secured to the interlock rail and lock rail. Adjustment shims are then inserted into any of the top and bottom cross rails, the interlock rail, the lock rail and the jamb rail whereby a height of the sliding door can be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Marcel Daoust
  • Publication number: 20140083014
    Abstract: A low-profile barrier and method of installation is provided including a barrier door located in an opening defined by a frame having a pair of upwardly extending arms connected to a lower cross member. In an un-installed position, the lower cross member has a curvature biasing the upwardly extending arms outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Bryan DUNN
  • Publication number: 20140033610
    Abstract: A shutter-blind system for windows is provided. The system includes a frame and a plurality of rotatable parallel louvers coupled within the frame. Each louver of the plurality of louvers is operatively coupled to adjacent louvers with a collapsible linkage. The system may further comprise a biasing member coupled to a first louver located at a first end of the plurality of louvers and a resisting member coupled to a second louver located at a second end of the plurality of louvers. The biasing member pulls against the resisting member to maintain tension in the collapsible linkage. According to certain embodiments, the frame elements are coupled within a window opening and trim elements are coupled to cover gaps between the frame elements and the window opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: COMFORTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Watkins, Jason Vandervoort, John Corey, Mark Kitterman, Thomas Marusak
  • Publication number: 20140026491
    Abstract: The invention disclosed is an adjustable support adapted to support an access hatch frame for access to a sub-surface chamber or the like. The support has a lower frame member that at least in part defines a first aperture, the first aperture having or defining a first plane, the lower frame member having at least one upper interface surface. A similar upper frame is present that defines a second aperture, a second plane, and a lower interface surface. Upper frame member also has number of height adjustable mount points. The upper and lower interface surfaces define an interface plane. Rotation of the upper frame member, relative to said lower frame member on the interface plane, adjusts the relative angle of the two.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: OPUS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Neil Watson Gumbley
  • Patent number: 8627607
    Abstract: Nonparallel sliding window guides guide a window for a motor vehicle. Each guide may have a guide rail. At least one guide has a fixed holding device mounted to the pane. At least one guide is attached to a holding device, in which the guide is movably mounted using an equalizing bearing. The equalization bearing comprises at least one movable interlink, preferably a pivotally movable interlink, wherein the interlink connects the guide rail to the holding device in a stabilizing manner to accommodate transverse and/or torsion forces that may act on the guide rail. The interlink engages with the guide via a control groove and control bolt. The distance between at least one guide and the sliding window changes depending on the displacement of the sliding window. The position of at least one guide relative to the mount also changes depending on the displacement of the sliding window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dura Automotive Body & Glass Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schulte, Jürgen Kraus
  • Patent number: 8627630
    Abstract: The present invention is a door with a modular frame which can be installed and removed easily. In several embodiments the door is constructed to fit in a standard interior doorway without modifications to the existing door frame. In several embodiments the opening is constructed in the upper half of the door. In several embodiments the screen is constructed in a modular frame for easy replacement of the screen if damaged or if other material such a glass or acrylic glass is desired in the opening. In several embodiments the modular frame can be replaced without tools. In several embodiments the modular frame could hold a number a different inserts. In several embodiments the door has a regular door panel on one side and an opening with a modular frame on the other side. In several embodiments the door has a self supporting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Philip J. Oberbroeckling
  • Patent number: 8621785
    Abstract: A method of assembling a z-bar extension member to a z-bar that negates the need for trimming the z-bar. The apparatus includes an exterior z-bar member having an exterior barrel portion and an interior z-bar member having an interior barrel portion. The interior barrel portion is slidably or snappingly engaged within the exterior barrel portion. Mating structures may be included on the cooperating components to maintain a positional relationship therebetween during assembly. A guard assembly that mounts to the edge of a door or on the end of a door expander to cover the gap between the z-bar and the casing is also disclosed that may be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to the z-bar extension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Larson Manufacturing Company of South Dakota, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Kibbel, Kelly Nordgaard
  • Patent number: 8375634
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular assembly device for providing adequate and efficient ventilation, temperature control, and insulation in poultry houses. The disclosed invention relates to an automated or manually-operated modular shutter system for tunnel ventilation in poultry houses, the system being self-sealed by the poultry house's internal negative static pressure. All the shutters in a modular shutter unit are designed to open and close in unison by means of specially-designed hinges and hinge spacers. In the preferred embodiment, there are four shutters per modular shutter unit, all of the same construction and dimensions. The shutters are designed with beveled horizontal edges and end cap seals, which together provide an efficient and practically airtight fit against each other when closed. The shutters are also of sufficient thickness to accommodate internal insulation if necessary to raise the insulation values needed for the poultry houses in cold winter months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ari Meyer Brandley, John Theodore Brandley
  • Publication number: 20120297691
    Abstract: A support apparatus for a frame of a utility access cover comprises a male support member and a female support member in telescopic engagement with male support member. The male support member has a plurality of spaced-apart, radially extending struts. The female support member has a plurality of spaced-apart slots. Each of the struts slideably engages a corresponding one of the slots to prevent rotation of the male support member relative to the female support member. There is a set screw extending from at least three of the struts. The height and inclination of the support apparatus may be adjusted by selectively adjusting the set screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Chris Gaspar
  • Patent number: 8316584
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fireproofing element comprising a fireproof glazed element (1) which forms a window or door leaf (8). A bulkhead frame (3) is arranged around the door leaf (8), inserted in the building (2). A deformable component (28) is built in between the bulkhead frame (3) and the building (2). At least one telescopic element (15) is arranged between a lateral edge (10) of the door leaf (8) and the bulkhead frame (3). Said telescopic element (15) is displaceable relative to the bulkhead frame (3) in the direction of the arrows (20). The telescopic element (15) can compensate for changes in the joint (50) between the door leaf (8) and the bulkhead frame (3) and/or also seal said joint (50). Changes in length as a result of heating of the components during a fire can thus be accommodated and the door leaf (8) and fireproofing glazed element (1) hence not destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain (International) AG
    Inventors: Klaus Wildenhain, Daniel Suter
  • Patent number: 8240088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a regulation mechanism for built-in sliding doors of the type comprising a sliding leaf (4), a guide (6) in the lower part of said sliding leaf (4) and a fixed stop (16) inside said guide (6), comprising a cover (1) fixed at the end of the sliding leaf (4), a mobile stop (2) slidable through the inner part of the guide (6) situated between the cover (1) and the fixed stop (16), and an adjustment screw (3) traversing the cover (1) and the mobile stop (2) by means of which the relative position between both elements (1) and (2) is regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Klein Iberica, S.A.
    Inventor: Miguel Angel Tarrega Lloret
  • Patent number: 8230646
    Abstract: A sliding door assembly allowing for varying performance and threshold heights is disclosed herein. A sliding door assembly incorporating a sliding door sill of the present invention can have varying performance and threshold heights while maintaining the integrity of the assembly. For example, the sliding doors do not have to be removed from the assembly, and the door frame does not have to be uninstalled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle A. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8205384
    Abstract: A shutter for covering for architectural openings having non-conventional geometries. The shutter may be used for covering a wide variety of shapes of openings, including arched, curved, circular, oval, triangular, hexagonal, square and rectangular geometries, as well as any combination of these geometries. A plurality of frame blocks form a frame of the shutter, each frame block having front and rear faces; a top surface; an outer surface; a vertical inner surface, and a horizontal bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface of a first block of the plurality of frame blocks rests on the top surface of a next lower second block of the plurality of frame blocks and extends inwardly beyond the vertical inner surface of the second block to define a cantilevered portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventor: Donald E. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8137043
    Abstract: A device is described for opening and closing the discharge door of a bulk seed box. The device comprises a portable lightweight structure which is attached to the box and which uses an electrically operated screw actuator to move the discharge door of the box from its closed position to its open position and vice versa. The device also includes a spreader mechanism which relieves the stress or tension on the supporting slide or track for the discharge door so that the discharge door may be more easily opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Tom J. Beck
  • Patent number: 8082667
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for securing a first structural member and a second structural member to one another. In one embodiment a two-piece fitting is provided. The fitting includes a variable gap between attachment surfaces, enabling the fitting to accommodate structural members of variable thickness. The fitting also includes overlapping sections that provide increased resistance to pull-off loads and impact loads. The configuration of the fitting advantageously simplifies the assembly process and preserves the integrity of the adhesive to form a strong joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Richard L. Kulesha
  • Patent number: 7987637
    Abstract: An adjustable shim includes a first member having a fastener opening for attachment by a screw to a frame, and a protrusion defining a coaxial threaded opening spaced from the fastener opening. A second member has a protrusion telescopically mounted on the first member and has a hollow bolt threadably located in the threaded opening coaxial with the fastener opening. The head of the hollow bolt is accessible through the second member protrusion, so that a screw can pass through the bolt to the fastener opening, and the head of the bolt is restrained from axial movement relative to the second member, so that rotation of the bolt causes the first and second members to move telescopically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Patrick J. Smith
  • Patent number: 7921603
    Abstract: A fire-resistant door jamb system may incorporate wood components, fire-resistant material, intumescent material and may include a bracket set including an L-shaped fixed bracket for installing a door jamb assembly in a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Duane Darnell
  • Patent number: 7886486
    Abstract: An adjustable pet door having decorative and customizable aesthetic features. The pet door includes subframe assemblies that are connected to each other with fasteners that extend through an aperture defined by a door. The pet door can be adjusted to fit doors of various sizes by varying the number of module core frames disposed between the subframe assemblies. The core frames extend laterally between the subframe assemblies and define a passageway through the door. Decorative frames are releasably attached to the subframe assemblies and can be removed or replaced without having to remove the subframe assemblies from the door. A security panel can be secured to one of the subframe assemblies to prevent animals and intruders from entering a residence through the pet door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Classy Custom Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick K. Lomax, Linda G McCalum, Clark Berg Foster
  • Patent number: 7624548
    Abstract: A temporary closure with a solid pane of for example glass framed in a quadrangular frame that includes four side members forming at least a part of each their side of the frame sides; eight corner members each telescopically connected to a side member and in pairs forming the four corners of the frame; four longitudinal mountings fastened on each their side member and each arranged to displaceably receive an area of the pane, and a fastener for fixing the pane in a wanted position in the frame. The frame includes at least one corner plate fastened on each of the corners of the frame and having sides that are longer than the extent of the adjacent mounting in the transverse direction. The temporary closure can be mounted and demounted quickly and easily, and its size can be changed to adapt to an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventors: Søren Hansen, Lasse Fomsgaard Ramskov
  • Publication number: 20090241610
    Abstract: A wing including an infill of fixed extent and an outer frame including at least two outer frame member comprises at least one of which includes a pair of associated outer frame portions connected by a telescopic joint comprising a linear joint, said outer frame members connected at a corner joint defined in part by an included angle that may be changed, said the infill bounded by an inner frame having an outwardly disposed peripheral channel supported in relation to the outer frame that at least in part occupies the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: JORGENSON-WATTS PTY LTD
    Inventors: John Russell Watts, David Greenbury, Brendan George
  • Patent number: 7533503
    Abstract: A knockdown doorframe includes: a pair or jambs respectively secured to a right and a left vertical side wall of a doorway, each jamb having an adjustable covering plate adjustably shielding a side portion of the jamb with the wall; and a lintel horizontally secured to a top portion of each jamb adjacent to a horizontal top wall of the doorway and having an adjustable horizontal covering plate adjustably shielding an upper portion of the lintel and the horizontal top wall, whereby upon a sliding or telescopic movement of each covering plate in each jamb or in the lintel, the covering plate may adjustably well shield the jamb or lintel with the wall having variable wall thickness for security and ornamental purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Guo-Chi Wang
  • Publication number: 20080222979
    Abstract: A frame extension having a body with an interior body face, a proximal body face substantially orthogonal to the interior body face, and an attachment channel for receiving a clip is disclosed. A joint is attached to the body and a flange is attached to the joint. The flange has an interior flange face and an exterior flange face substantially parallel to and offset from the interior flange face. The flange is movable from an extended position where the interior flange face and exterior flange face are substantially parallel to the interior body face to a folded position where one of the interior flange face and exterior flange face is substantially abutted to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Todd Eric Rissmiller
  • Publication number: 20080202047
    Abstract: A barrier or partition for the inside of a house having upper and lower barrier sections that are adjustable relative to each other such that the barrier as a whole is adjustable in height. The upper and lower barrier sections have paired vertically extending support members that slide relative to each other. At least one pair of vertically extending support members have a pincher or pincher mechanism that squeezes upon one of the vertically extending support members to fix the vertically extending support members in a nonsliding fashion relative to each other. The barrier includes a gate that also includes upper and lower sections and paired vertically extending support members that slide relative to each other. Further upper and lower sections, with or without gates, may be laterally attached or detached to increase or decrease a length of the barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Mark A. Flannery
  • Patent number: 7331142
    Abstract: A window frame including a pair of identical frame halves that can be interconnected without fasteners. Two different connector systems are integrally formed with the frame halves, and the frame halves have two possible orientations with respect to one another—a ship orientation and an install orientation. The first connector system releasably interconnects the frame halves in either orientation. The second connector system essentially permanently interconnects the frame halves only in the install orientation—not in the ship orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: ODL, Incorporated
    Inventor: Philip O. Gerard