Earth-supported Coping Or Edging Patents (Class 52/102)
  • Patent number: 10648149
    Abstract: A fiber block system suitable for check dam applications is described that comprises a central section flanked by two shorter wing sections. Each section comprises a fiber block enclosed in a sleeve of mesh. The fiber block, mesh, and ties can be made of coir fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: B. Lanka Santha
  • Patent number: 10435856
    Abstract: A compressible liquid retaining berm having a plurality of linear wall members and right angle corner members composed of a compressible, resilient material such that the wall members and corner members will rebound to a neutral state after being compressed. A longitudinal slot is disposed in the top wall of the wall members and the corner members, with the corner member longitudinal slots communicating with a recess positioned in the corner member. A liquid impermeable liner member is disposed on the interior side of the wall members and corner members, the liner member extending across the wall members and corner members. The liner member is secured to the wall members and corner members by positioning elongated anchor members atop the liner member in alignment with the longitudinal slots, such that the weight of the anchor members results in the anchor members being received within the longitudinal slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ULTRATECH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Cary Winters, Tim McGrath
  • Patent number: 10219440
    Abstract: The present invention includes a landscaping apparatus for inhibiting plant growth on the ground, the apparatus containing a member including an elongated strip having a longitudinal axis and sides spaced apart from the longitudinal axis, wherein the longitudinal axis and the sides are substantially within a plane containing the member when the member is substantially flat. One or more projections extend from the member and are used to fix the member to the ground by inserting the projections into the ground. In one embodiment, the projections are integrally formed with the member and the member is made from a substantially flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Laurence C. Begin
  • Patent number: 10064348
    Abstract: A landscape bordering system is presented herein. In particular, the system is installed on the border or edges of lawn or grass, next to an adjacent sidewalk, walkway, paver, pavement, driveway, patio, fence, etc. The border includes a body defining a substantially flat top surface and an interior portion. A mounting assembly may be disposed on the interior of the body allowing for additional modules, such as sprinklers or lights, to be selectively installed therein. Additional features include a channel continuously disposed longitudinally along an outer exposed side of the top surface of the body. The channel may be disposed substantially proximate to a front edge of the top surface (e.g., adjacent to the edge of the grass or lawn). In this manner, a user may decide to spray, pour, or dispense an amount of herbicide or other chemical into the channel along the length of the border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Orlando Borras
  • Patent number: 9114422
    Abstract: A paving block with embedded photoluminescent material preferably includes a cast concrete base and fragments of a photoluminescent material. The cast concrete base is created by combining sand, aggregate and cement to form an uncured concrete mixture. The photoluminescent layer may be created from a polyester resin infused with a photoluminescent pigment or a silica-based glass material infused with photoluminescent pigment. The fragments of photoluminescent material are embedded in a top of the cast concrete base. Further, a light transmitting cover may be attached over the photoluminescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventors: Alaa Toma, Jeremy P. Eckhous, John Ketty
  • Patent number: 9089096
    Abstract: A landscape barrier comprised of pre-formed elements having interlocking features is presented. The pre-formed elements lock onto a carrier plate which can be pinned to the ground using anchors. The interlocking features are post and socket that snap fit together to secure the elements to each other. The carrier plate may protrude outwardly to form a border, thereby reducing grass and weed trimming around the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Michael R. Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20150007507
    Abstract: An edging border device for controlling growth of vegetation adjacent an object such as a grave marker is disclosed. The device includes a material sheet that has one or more openings suitable for enabling the material sheet to contact at least a portion of an object present in the opening. The material sheet includes one or more extending portions that extend away from an opening whereby the material sheet enables control of growth of vegetation adjacent the object and beneath the device. The extending sheet may have a decorative surface finish to compliment the appearance of the object present in an opening. An extending portion may be formed of any one or more of permeable materials, impermeable materials or combinations thereof. An extending portion may include one or more agricultural control agents wherein the control agents include one or more of herbicidal agents, fungicidal agents, insecticidal agents and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Felix Nepa, Jeffrey Nepa, Paul Nepa
  • Patent number: 8915027
    Abstract: A method of installing an edging system for a unit pavement system includes positioning a paver-contacting surface of an edge restraint against an edge of a unit pavement system including a plurality of paver units, and driving a plate-like stake in a generally horizontal direction underneath at least one paver unit of the plurality of paver units and into a granular material layer upon which the unit pavement system is supported such that the plate-like stake is operatively connected with the edge restraint. The edge restraint includes a horizontal section and a vertical section joined at a corner. The vertical section extends upwardly from and generally perpendicular to the horizontal section. An edging system for a unit pavement system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Alfieri, III
  • Publication number: 20140272449
    Abstract: A block suitable for use in paving, edging or wall applications comprises a lower portion having parallel, substantially vertical side faces that are spaced apart by a first width, and an upper portion having parallel, substantially vertical side faces that are spaced apart by a second width. The second width is smaller than the first width of the lower portion, and the side faces of the upper portion are angled relative to the side faces of the lower portion. The block further comprises a transition portion between the upper and lower portions, having at least one slanted side extending between one or more sides of the lower portion and one or more sides, respectively, of the upper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Keystone Retaining Wall Systems LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. MacDonald, Thomas S. Riccobene
  • Publication number: 20140259982
    Abstract: A durable, versatile, reusable landscaping curb system includes a plurality of sectional housings, yieldably connectable by joining clips, a typical housing section having a substantially hollow body, a substantially horizontal face on the top of the housing, the horizontal face supported by two sides, the two sides being first and second substantially vertical faces, the first and second substantially vertical faces disposed in a parallel relationship with respect to each other. The joining clips comprising two clip halves that can be paired to provide connection of two housing sections, or a single clip half may be attached to a specialized housing component, such as a terminating end, a foundation interface, a driveway interface, a patio interface, or an utilities feed interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Troy R. Lane, Ronald T. Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20140215932
    Abstract: A landscaping edger includes a top face, bottom face, front face, rear face, and first and second end faces. The first and second end faces are angled inwardly toward each other from the front face to the rear face. The top face has a three dimensional topographical definition with a plurality of projections and a plurality of reliefs recessed from the projections. The entire top face is sloped so that gravity will drain water off the top face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: JAY J. JOHNSON, Robert Brian Burnquist, Steven Paul Bennett
  • Patent number: 8702345
    Abstract: A portable, modular, and dynamically sized and shaped, above-ground, industrial-liquid-containment system is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the system includes a plurality of elongated curbs, each of which has a substantially inverted-V-shaped cross-section. In variations, each curb can have a flat top surface, from which two walls extend downwardly at a predetermined angle. At the bottom of each of the curb walls, is a foot surface extending substantially parallel to the ground and to the flat top surface. The plurality of curbs are detachably coupled together to define a perimeter for a liquid-containment area. The height of the curbed boundary can be increased by installing curb-height extender members onto the first-layer of curb members. The defined containment-area floor and the plurality of curbs is continuously covered by liquid-impermeable sheeting in order to prevent leakage into the outer-ground environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Allen Leroy Stein
  • Publication number: 20130305631
    Abstract: An edging border device for controlling growth of vegetation adjacent an object such as a grave marker is disclosed. The device includes a material sheet that has one or more openings suitable for enabling the material sheet to contact at least a portion of an object present in the opening. The material sheet includes one or more extending portions that extend away from an opening whereby the material sheet enables control of growth of vegetation adjacent the object and beneath the device. The extending sheet may have a decorative surface finish to compliment the appearance of the object present in an opening. An extending portion may be formed of any one or more of permeable materials, impermeable materials or combinations thereof. An extending portion may include one or more agricultural control agents wherein the control agents include one or more of herbicidal agents, fungicidal agents, insecticidal agents and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: FELIX NEPA, JEFFREY NEPA, PAUL NEPA
  • Publication number: 20130298481
    Abstract: An assembly of blocks for use in yard and garden environments includes a plurality of discrete blocks each having a body portion and a joining portion, the joining portion having a plurality of angled teeth. The teeth of a first one of the plurality of blocks interlock with the teeth of a second one of the plurality of blocks such that the first and second blocks are connected together and arranged perpendicular relative to one another so that the plurality of blocks has an L-shaped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Joan M. PEROTTI, Mark C. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8528249
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a main portion, a connector and a receptacle. The main portion may have a top, a first side, a second side and a bottom. The connector may be rigidly positioned to extend from the main portion near said first side. The receptacle may be positioned within the main portion near the second side. The connector may be configured to lock into a second receptacle having a similar configuration as said first receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Brian W. Kao
  • Patent number: 8490359
    Abstract: An assembly of blocks for use in yard and garden environments includes a plurality of discrete blocks each having a body portion and a joining portion, the joining portion having a plurality of angled teeth. The teeth of a first one of the plurality of blocks interlock with the teeth of a second one of the plurality of blocks such that the first and second blocks are connected together and arranged perpendicular relative to one another so that the plurality of blocks has an L-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Joan M. Perotti, Mark C. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8407948
    Abstract: A landscape edging device provides alignable blocks that are both conformable to a desired curvature and provide a broad base for weed control and ease of mowing along landscaping edges. The device includes a planar base having a concave end and a convex end. The device also has a planar divider coupled to and extending upwardly from a top surface of said base. The divider has a concave end and a convex end that are offset from the ends of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Gordon J. Nash
  • Publication number: 20130031848
    Abstract: An assembly of blocks for use in yard and garden environments includes a plurality of discrete blocks each having a body portion and a joining portion, the joining portion having a plurality of angled teeth. The teeth of a first one of the plurality of blocks interlock with the teeth of a second one of the plurality of blocks such that the first and second blocks are connected together and arranged perpendicular relative to one another so that the plurality of blocks has an L-shaped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Joan M. Perotti, Mark C. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130025195
    Abstract: A boundary wall for framing beds, hotbeds, boundaries in gardens and green areas that includes construction elements configured for connection to each other. Each construction element includes a base body with projecting end sections having connection elements configured to support coupling elements. The connection elements also receive by form-fit at least one reinforcing coupling element which thereby connect the construction elements to each other and/or with other construction elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Heinrich W├╝ster
  • Patent number: 8322087
    Abstract: Modular landscape borders can include curb and planter sections, and adjacent modular borders can engaged to each other via coupling members. The curb section can include channels for receiving electrical and/or irrigational devices. The curb section can include a face having openings for receiving illumination devices and/or irrigation devices. The planter section can include irrigation drainage and a conduit for receiving irrigation tubing and/or for distributing irrigation water. Openings can be provided for receiving retaining spikes for securing the modular border to the ground. Supporting structures can provide rigidity and/or structural support to the curb and/or the planter. The modular border may include partition lines for division into smaller partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Eduardo L. Lascano
  • Patent number: 8312679
    Abstract: A form or mold for letters and numbers is filled with different color stucco and mounted to the side of a building or used in landscaping and filled with different color mulch or rocks to display names and addresses. The letters and numbers can have an illuminating feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Paul T. Rosckes
  • Patent number: 8266844
    Abstract: A paver or landscape edging is provided with enhanced anchoring means. The edging has an elongated, longitudinal strip with a paver-facing surface and an opposed surface, and extensions extending from the opposed surface of the elongated strip, each comprising a first wall edge and a bore for receiving a fastener such as a spike or stake. A strap member extends between neighboring extensions, offset from the first wall edge and defining a gap, or anchoring region, when the edging is placed on a substrate. The installed edging may be anchored by fasteners, and by root systems of a concealing layer placed over the edging that grow around the strap member. In addition, a method for installing pavers provides for the fixing of a portion of the edging on the substrate prior to cutting a strap to allow the edging to be deformed in conformance with a curved or irregular boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Surefoot Hardscape Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rubin Kurtz, David Frieberg
  • Publication number: 20120204498
    Abstract: A containment system has a plurality of concrete blocks. The concrete blocks each have sides, ends, a top surface, a bottom surface, a male interlocking element extending from one of the ends, and a female interlocking element formed in the other of the ends, and/or one of the sides. The plurality of concrete blocks may be interlocked together to form a containment perimeter. A security fencing structure may be operably mounted on top of the concrete blocks of the containment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Neil W. Richey
  • Patent number: 8127490
    Abstract: A block (30) useful in creating, for example, a landscape edging, a patio framing for a patio is L-shaped and includes a first member (32) and a second member (34). The block (30) is adapted to be arranged in an interlocking or interfitting fashion with other similarly configured blocks (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Joan M. Perotti
  • Publication number: 20110277395
    Abstract: Provided is a landscape edging system comprising runs having a profile comprising a base, front edge and, in some embodiments, a leading edge, as well as a first specialized region, and optionally one or two additional specialized regions which can permit easy mowing up to the forwardmost edge of the edging, and can prevent lawn mower blade damage to the edging. In a preferred embodiment, the runs are comprised of shredded rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: John Wink
  • Patent number: 8056195
    Abstract: A U-shaped clip that is configured to be quickly installed by attaching the clip over the top edge of the vertical wall defined by plural end to end oriented landscape edging restraint members. This action is quick and easily accomplished by hand, requiring no tools or forceful effort. The clip is made of a material having a hardness characteristic that is harder than the material of the edging restraint members. The clip includes a series of pointed, opposing, hardened steel barbs that bite into the softer edging material to create a mechanical lock. Further, the barbs are angled so as to increase the force applied to the edging material as the parts are drawn apart in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Permaloc Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel G. Zwier
  • Patent number: 7993722
    Abstract: A non-powered photoluminescent paving brick includes a substrate defining one of a cavity and a channel that extends from one end to an opposite end of the substrate. A photoluminescent portion includes a light transmissive resin including a suspension of photoluminescent particles. The photoluminescent portion is arranged in the one of the cavity and the channel and wherein the light transmissive resin has an exposed outer surface that directly receives light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Glow-Mark Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David K. Sturley
  • Publication number: 20110173901
    Abstract: A paver support system includes an edging rail or bracket that engages an underlayment layer. The paver support system contains a plurality of paving elements within a prescribed area bordered by the edging rail and supported on the underlayment layer. The cooperating underlayment layer and edging rail are self-supporting to maintain the relative spatial relationship of the plurality of paving elements supported thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: BROCK USA, LLC
    Inventors: Richard R. Runkles, Daniel C. Sawyer
  • Patent number: 7967524
    Abstract: A landscape edging member for use in defining borders of walks, patios, driveways and the like, is provided with edge lips on one side of a base wall, which serve as stops when one of the landscape edging members is inverted and nested with another landscape edging member, to prevent lateral shifting of the nested landscape edging members when they are placed in a stack or bundle. The lips of the nested landscape edging members overlap portions of the vertical walls of the other one of the two nested landscape edging members, which form an inverted pair of landscape edging members. The lips are high enough from the base wall to prevent lateral shifting of the nested pair when a stack of the landscape edging members are shipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Pave Tech Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Jones
  • Patent number: 7963718
    Abstract: A T-shaped edge restraint for use in water permeable pavement systems. The base (stem) of the T has a plurality of openings to facilitate the use of spikes or anchors or to facilitate curving the edge restraint to accommodate curved sections of the pavement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: PermaLoc Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel G. Zwier, Robert D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7908792
    Abstract: A lawn decoration comprising edging and a clip connected to the edging, the clip including a rope light accepting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Brent M. Heighton
  • Patent number: 7900395
    Abstract: The invention is for landscape edging with improved mulch containment and improved drainage. The landscape edging has a substantially vertical planar surface adjacent to a substantially horizontal surface. The vertical planar surface and the horizontal planar surface are adhered to a sidewalk or pavement that borders a flower bed or garden. A riser extends upward from a first end of the horizontal surface. A lip surface extends from the riser in a direction away from the horizontal planar surface. A curved canopy surface extends from the lip, back over the lip and the horizontal surface, until it intersects with a flower bed wall. The flower bed wall it is a curved surface that extends between a second end of the horizontal planar surface and the canopy surface. The flower bed wall has orifices disposed therein to allow water from the flower bed to enter the landscape edging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Gary Alan Leiter
  • Patent number: 7854424
    Abstract: A sectional fence assembly having a coupling device with a loop, disposed at an angle relative to the body of the fence section is disposed on one side of the fence section body and a hook is disposed on the opposing side of the fence section body. A plurality of such fence sections may be coupled in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Cook, Stephen D. Hatcher
  • Publication number: 20100293871
    Abstract: An elongated edging assembly for holding landscaping and/or paving materials and the like in place in a predetermined location. The assembly may be made up of first and second elongated edger members which each include an elongated upright material retaining plate and a connector located adjacent an end of the corresponding member. The connectors desirably include respective mating interengageable components located on the plates near the ends thereof. The components are configured and adapted to cooperate to interconnect the members and maintain the ends of the respective plates in substantial abutting relationship with the plates in substantial alignment. The members may ideally be arranged as a neat packet of related objects including a pair of elongated members configured, arranged, aligned and joined together so as to present a single elongated construct having an open interior. At least one accessory item for said members is arranged within the open interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Bravo Foxtrot Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick P. Strobl, JR., Bradley D. LeGare
  • Patent number: 7810277
    Abstract: A lawn edging strip includes imbedded conductors which can be used to conduct low voltage electricity to allow the lawn edging to double as a lighting strip. The lawn edging product enables solderless connection of one or more low voltage lights at points along the length of the edging using a light socket body with a plug adapted for insertion into holes formed in the strip to expose embedded conductors. Adjacent sections of lawn edging may be connected together physically and electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Alf Operating Partners, Ltd.
    Inventor: John Fakhari
  • Patent number: 7774993
    Abstract: An elongated edging assembly for holding landscaping and/or paving materials and the like in place in a predetermined location. The assembly may be made up of first and second elongated edger members which each include an elongated upright material retaining plate and a connector located adjacent an end of the corresponding member. The connectors desirably include respective mating interengageable components located on the plates near the ends thereof. The components are configured and adapted to cooperate to interconnect the members and maintain the ends of the respective plates in substantial abutting relationship with the plates in substantial alignment. The members may ideally be arranged as a neat packet of related objects including a pair of elongated members configured, arranged, aligned and joined together so as to present a single elongated construct having an open interior. At least one accessory item for said members is arranged within the open interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Bravo Foxtrot Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick P. Strobl, Jr., Bradley D. LeGare
  • Patent number: 7765748
    Abstract: Modular structural components and structural connections including chords and forming strips. Each chord has a generally elongated square main body of four main walls surrounding a central bore and having a T-slot structure adapted to accept a bolt type fastener extending along each exterior main surface. Each forming strip is an elongated plate formed into strip segments oriented at right angles to each other and forming a W-shaped corner region, a face region with a bolt hole and an attachment region, each region forming a mating bearing surface with a surface of a chord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Raymond W. Hawes
  • Publication number: 20100186311
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a border bock is useable for automatic production of a border block capable of expressing various colors and designs. The border block, includes a block body, and an outer plate adhered to the block body to surround the block body, the outer plate including a transparent outer mat with a picture on an inner surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Chair-Suk Jun
  • Publication number: 20100058657
    Abstract: An edging system for green roofing applications defines the margin between grow medium zones and vegetative free zones. An edge and restraint system comprises a edging structure having a substantially upright section having a height and a base section extending laterally from a the middle or lower end of the upright section on at least one lateral side thereof. The base section extends substantially perpendicularly from the upright section. The upright section and base sections may or may not include openings therethrough to allow drainage of water and the like. The upper end of the upright section is adapted to allow a restrainer piece to be releasably secured thereto in snap fit engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Douglas C. Fishburn
  • Patent number: 7669365
    Abstract: A lawn edging consisting of an elongated extrusion made of a flexible and resilient polymer, the extrusion having opposite ends. The extrusion has a bottom, first and second side walls extending from the bottom and a transverse cross brace connecting the side walls together. The bottom has a toe portion extending perpendicularly from the first wall. The first wall is divided into an upper portion above the transverse cross brace and a lower portion between the transverse cross brace and the toe portion, the lower portion being perpendicular with respect to the toe portion. The upper portion of the first wall is at an obtuse angle to the lower portion such that the upper portion extends away from the lower portion of the side wall and away from the second side wall. The upper portion is configured to be flexible and resilient. The extrusion has an open top defined byte upper portion of the first and second walls which flare out relative to lower portions of the first and second walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen Olink
  • Publication number: 20090293377
    Abstract: A landscape edging block can include a shaped structure having a first and a second end. The first end can include a surface that is concave simultaneously along a horizontal plane and a vertical plane. On the contrary, the second end can include a surface that is convex simultaneously along a horizontal plane and a vertical plane. The shaped structure can include a top and sides configured to resemble decorative stone. Additionally, first end of the block can be configured to engage a second end of a second block in order to form a landscaping border.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Bryce Doman
  • Patent number: 7596903
    Abstract: A landscape edging system comprises a plurality of molded interlocking edging pieces each having a face portion having top and bottom edges and an integral interlocking flange and a relief portion adjacent the face portion and set in relief therefrom. When installed, the interlocking flange of one edging piece engages the relief portion of an adjacent edging piece to provide a uniform aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Shane Flanagan
  • Publication number: 20090223121
    Abstract: A landscape edging member for use in defining borders of walks, patios, driveways and the like, is provided with edge lips on one side of a base wall, which serve as stops when one of the landscape edging members is inverted and nested with another landscape edging member, to prevent lateral shifting of the nested landscape edging members when they are placed in a stack or bundle. The lips of the nested landscape edging members overlap portions of the vertical walls of the other one of the two nested landscape edging members, which form an inverted pair of landscape edging members. The lips are high enough from the base wall to prevent lateral shifting of the nested pair when a stack of the landscape edging members are shipped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen Jones
  • Publication number: 20090217601
    Abstract: A block (30) useful in creating, for example, a landscape edging, a patio framing for a patio is L-shaped and includes a first member (32) and a second member (34). The block (30) is adapted to be arranged in an interlocking or interfitting fashion with other similarly configured blocks (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Joan M. Perotti
  • Publication number: 20090188176
    Abstract: Several embodiments FIG. 1-29 that are made for fence lines, fence post and driveways, foundations, walkways or concrete structures that prevent the growth of grass, weeds, or other from growing underneath areas covered by pods with all having 5? flat side on either one or both sides depending on property restrictions that allow user to run lawn mowers over flat portions so that after mowing is completed there is no weed eating required. These embodiments save lots of time, work, and lawn maintenance and also greatly enhance lawn or yard beauty for users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Brad Alan Watson
  • Patent number: 7546713
    Abstract: For use with prefabricated pool wall panels that have a top flange extending outwardly from the pool cavity to attach a coping layer, an extender strip attachable to the top flange increases the effective width of coping support. The extender strips have a curvature conforming to the curvature of the wall panel. The extender strip includes a flat portion for supporting a coping layer and a flange portion adjacent the outside perimeter of the strip. The strip can be attached to the wall panel with the flange portion facing up or down, depending on the nature of the coping layer. The structure may also include horizontal support brackets and vertical support braces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: David A. Bradley
  • Publication number: 20090145055
    Abstract: A landscape edging assembly has a sleeve made of geo-textile fabric with a hardenable filler therein, such as concrete. Reinforcing fibers are dispersed throughout the filler. The filler is activated by immersing it in water. Thereafter the still-pliable edging assembly is placed adjacent the peripheral edges of a paving material and pressed into engagement therewith. Anchors engageable with the sleeve may be driven into the ground to retain the cured edging assembly in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Mark Remke, JoAnn Remke, Michael Remke, James Remke, Jim Lutz, Phillip Dwyer
  • Patent number: 7536825
    Abstract: A landscape edging block is provided which has a first member and a second member twice as long as the first member connected to the first member to form an L-shaped block. A plurality of L-shaped blocks is arranged in an interlocking fashion to create a border between different landscape elements without the need for edging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Joan Perotti
  • Publication number: 20090064571
    Abstract: A lawn edging strip includes imbedded conductors which can be used to conduct low voltage electricity to allow the lawn edging to double as a lighting strip. The lawn edging product enables solderless connection of one or more low voltage lights at points along the length of the edging using a light socket body with a plug adapted for insertion into holes formed in the strip to expose embedded conductors. Adjacent sections of lawn edging may be connected together physically and electrically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: John Fakhari
  • Publication number: 20090038238
    Abstract: A paver or landscape edging is provided with enhanced anchoring means. The edging has an elongated, longitudinal strip with a paver-facing surface and an opposed surface, and extensions extending from the opposed surface of the elongated strip, each comprising a first wall edge and a bore for receiving a fastener such as a spike or stake. A strap member extends between neighbouring extensions, offset from the first wall edge and defining a gap, or anchoring region, when the edging is placed on a substrate. The installed edging may be anchored by fasteners, and by root systems of a concealing layer placed over the edging that grow around the strap member. In addition, a method for installing pavers provides for the fixing of a portion of the edging on the substrate prior to cutting a strap to allow the edging to be deformed in conformance with a curved or irregular boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Rubin Kurtz, David Frieberg