With Separator; E.g., Strainer Patents (Class 52/12)
  • Patent number: 10100522
    Abstract: A low-profile screen which allows water to pass through apertures formed therein to allow water to drain through the screen. A plurality of ridges are formed on the surface of the screen to allow water to drain at a number of different elevations, to increase the structural rigidity of the screen, to improve snow-melting, and to improve the screens reliance when compressive forces are exerted on the screen. Under compression the screen snaps into place. The ridges further promote debris being blown off of the surface of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Beck, David R. Herdrich, Lance D. Bailey, Randall R. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9976309
    Abstract: A gutter debris preclusion screen and device for use with a gutter attached to a building, with various elevated ridges and patterned sections, wherein a least one ridge redirects water to flow with a longitudinal component over the screen, and a ridge elevates one or more portions of resting debris off the screen surface to permit airflow between the elevated portion(s) of the resting debris and a non-contact area of the screen, facilitating accelerated drying and wind-based removal of the debris from the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GUTTERGLOVE, INC.
    Inventor: Robert C. Lenney
  • Patent number: 9863150
    Abstract: An extendable, debris and leaf precluding gutter cover with a gutter lip end and an opposing roof-side end, has a fixed, non-adjustable width, wherein the roof-side end is shaped with a mating feature to a corresponding end. A weather resistant, debris and leaf precluding, low-profile gutter cover extension is matched to the gutter cover, having a roof end and the corresponding end with a complementary shape to the gutter cover's shaped end's mating feature. This permits joining the ends to maintain a debris and leaf precluding barrier between the gutter cover and extension. When the gutter cover and extension are mated, they form an extendable gutter cover that entirely covers and is self-supporting over the roof's gutter top and a junction of the gutter cover and extension is low-profile, to permit debris flow across a top of the junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GUTTERGLOVE, INC.
    Inventor: Robert C. Lenney
  • Patent number: 9834936
    Abstract: A gutter debris preclusion device for use with a gutter attached to a building, comprising a screen having a plurality of manipulations, which cause resting debris to be elevated off the surface of the screen. The elevated debris resultingly become more rapidly dried and more easily removed by the wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: GUTTERGLOVE, INC.
    Inventor: Robert C Lenney
  • Patent number: 9783988
    Abstract: A gutter filtering device constructed to be mounted on top of a gutter opening and to extend from the front to the rear, and to attach to the front lip of the gutter. The gutter filtering device comprises a main body frame portion supporting a filtering media, a front mounting portion and a rear wing mounting portion. The main body frame portion is comprised of louvers that supports and holds a filtering media. The front mounting portion comprises a bending of the main body frame that folds over and crimps to the front end of the filtering media. The rear mounting portion comprises a separate rear wing folded over and crimpled to rear portion of the main body frame. The filtering media's top surface is shaped with many front to rear raised ridges in an repeating S-shape pattern that are parallel and form a consistent pattern from left to right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Slate E. Bryer, Lawrence B. Dumm, Christopher G. Tatasciore
  • Patent number: 9422722
    Abstract: A gutter cover for a roof gutter includes a mesh screen, a roof attachment, a gutter attachment, and one or more ribs. The mesh screen is fashioned to extend longitudinally in overlying relation to a length of gutter and includes a rear edge and a front edge. The roof attachment is a sheet of metal or vinyl attached to the rear edge of the mesh screen. The gutter attachment is a sheet of metal or vinyl attached to the front edge of the mesh screen. A rib comprises a sheet of metal or vinyl attached to the mesh screen and is formed into one or more longitudinally extending ridges. In some embodiments, the gutter cover is made of plastic or metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony M. Iannelli
  • Patent number: 9353528
    Abstract: A rain gutter system including a gutter and at least one internal hanger, wherein the gutter includes a front wall and a back wall interconnected through a bottom and spaced-apart to cooperatively define a water-collecting channel therebetween, the front wall including a lip extending in the direction toward the back wall and a drip edge extending in a direction away from the back wall, the back wall extending upward vertically beyond the height of the front wall, and wherein the at least one hanger is positioned in the channel spaced-apart from the bottom and includes a forward flange extending upwardly from a base for being captured beneath the lip and a rear flange extending upwardly from the base and defining a support surface sloped in a direction toward the drip edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Robert Martin
  • Patent number: 9284735
    Abstract: A gutter filtering device constructed to be mounted on top of a gutter opening and to extend from the front to the rear, and to attach to the front lip of the gutter. The gutter filtering device comprises a main body frame portion supporting a filtering media, a front mounting portion and a rear wing mounting portion. The main body frame portion is comprised of louvers that supports and holds a filtering media. The front mounting portion comprises a bending of the main body frame that folds over and crimps to the front end of the filtering media. The rear mounting portion comprises a separate rear wing folded over and crimpled to rear portion of the main body frame. The filtering media's top surface is shaped with many front to rear raised ridges in an repeating S-shape pattern that are parallel and form a consistent pattern from left to right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Slate E. Bryer, Lawrence B. Dumm, Christopher G. Tatasciore
  • Patent number: 9267292
    Abstract: A gutter protecting apparatus includes a plurality of substantially parallel rods extending in a downward slope from near a roof edge to and beyond the far side of the gutter. The rods extend substantially perpendicular to the gutter's length and to a frame to which the rods connect at the upper edge. Preferably, the lower rod ends are spaced above and slightly beyond the far edge of the gutter to allow debris to pass the gutter without catching. Legs can extend down from some rods to the gutter's far edge to provide support. The apparatus can be pivotably mounted to the roof, the fascia or the gutter, permitting access beneath. The apparatus forms a cage-like covering over the gutter to exclude matter and small creatures, while allowing the liquid to flow past. Sunlight bypassing the rods and movement of air through the gutter make the water exiting the downspout cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: B & J Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9255411
    Abstract: An open fluid channel with wind powered cyclonic separation for debris removal. The present disclosure is a channel shape, applied to a rain gutter, that harnesses wind energy to create cyclonic separation wherein channel debris, excited to rotary motion by a vortex are, upon gaining sufficient angular momentum ejected from the channel, reducing the need to manually clear the rain gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Calvin Arthur Frelier
  • Patent number: 9212490
    Abstract: A gutter cover for covering a gutter supported by gutter hangers is disclosed. The gutter cover has a central portion and a front portion configured to extend downward from the central portion to contact front portions of the gutter hangers. The front cover portion includes a plurality of louver drains, each of which comprises a drain opening and a raised louver above the drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: James E. Ealer, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9163406
    Abstract: A gutter cover for covering a gutter supported by gutter hangers is disclosed. The gutter cover has a front cover portion comprising a surface tension curve curving downward and rearward from a central cover portion for directing water in a downward and rearward direction, a drain trough extending lengthwise of the gutter cover below the surface tension curve for collecting water directed by the surface tension curve, and a recess forward of the drain trough for receiving the gutter flange when the gutter cover is in said installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: James E. Ealer, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9115496
    Abstract: A covering employing a fascia gutter is disclosed. The fascia gutter includes a front member, bottom member, a rear member, a ledge, a guiding groove, a protrusion and a receiving space. The bottom member connects the front member to the rear member. The receiving space is defined by the front member, the bottom member, and the rear member. The ledge is connected to the rear member. An opening is defined by the ledge and the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Mike Adams
  • Patent number: 9062460
    Abstract: An inside corner gutter piece for a roof gutter system having an angled outer wall of a center segment extending at a 45 degree angle to outer walls of two straight end segments, the outer wall of the center segment acting as a flow diverter for directing rain runoff from a roof valley into connected straight gutter sections, with a top and down turned edge acting to block a rainwater off-flow stream from flowing up and out of the outer wall of the inside corner gutter piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Jimmy J. Dehart, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9046280
    Abstract: A solar energy collector with comprehensive effects. The collector is mounted on a mounting surface (5) of a building or the ground. The collector includes an external controller (4) and a support frame (13) disposed on the mounting surface. Windshields (21) with air openings (22) are disposed around the support frame (13). An energy collecting unit comprises a pipeline system disposed on underside of the support frame (13) and modularized energy collecting boards disposed on upper-side of the support frame. A water collecting unit comprises a modularized water collecting slot (31), a water collecting pipe (32) and a water collecting tank (33) that are disposed under or beside the support frame (13). An energy store unit comprises an insulation water tank and an electrical energy store system. The functions of solar power photovoltaic generation, water heating by solar energy, buildings insulation and rainwater collection can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Suzhou Dongling Vibration Test Instrument Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lei Qu
  • Publication number: 20150143756
    Abstract: A filter assembly that has a filtering method overlying an expanded metal skeletal structure, said expanded metal employing sidewalls that are Long Way of the Diamond having their greatest length parallel to a roofs edge and whose sidewall members have a top edge facing oncoming water flow that is narrow than a corresponding bottom edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Edward Higginbotham
  • Patent number: 9038320
    Abstract: A gutter downspout is provided and includes an integrated rainwater holding chamber for collecting and holding rainwater and also includes a bypass chamber. Rainwater collected by the gutter system is directed into the gutter downspout where at least a portion of the rainwater is directed into the rainwater holding chamber where it accumulates over time. When the rainwater holding chamber is filled, the additional rainwater directed into the gutter downspout is directed into a bypass chamber disposed adjacent the rainwater holding chamber. Rainwater flows through the bypass chamber and out the bottom of the gutter downspout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jeremy Deakins, Justin Bouknight
  • Patent number: 9021748
    Abstract: A gutter protecting apparatus includes a plurality of substantially parallel rods extending in a downward slope from near a roof edge to and beyond the far side of the gutter. The rods extend substantially perpendicular to the gutter's length and to a frame to which the rods connect at the upper edge. Preferably, the lower rod ends are spaced above and slightly beyond the far edge of the gutter to allow debris to pass the gutter without catching. Legs can extend down from some rods to the gutter's far edge to provide support. The apparatus can be pivotably mounted to the roof, the fascia or the gutter, permitting access beneath. The apparatus forms a cage-like covering over the gutter to exclude matter and small creatures, while allowing the liquid to flow past. Sunlight bypassing the rods and movement of air through the gutter make the water exiting the downspout cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: B & J Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9021747
    Abstract: Corrugated fine mesh material is configured to be located overlying a gutter. The fine mesh material has an upper edge opposite a lower edge with the upper edge configured to fit beneath shingles on a roof adjacent the gutter. The lower edge is configured to be held to a lip at a forward edge of the gutter. The corrugations add strength to the material and collect water at troughs thereof where the collected water more readily forms droplets that fall down into the gutter. A lower strip is preferably provided to hold the lower edge of the mesh to a lip of the gutter. An upper strip is optionally provided which includes a tab which can fit beneath shingles to the roof. A barrier such as a bead of caulk can optionally be coupled to an underside of the corrugated mesh to further encourage water droplets to fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Gutterglove, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Lenney, John R. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9010030
    Abstract: Gutter guard apparatuses and methods of making the same are provided. A gutter guard apparatus for preventing debris from entering rainwater collection gutters on a structure. A gutter guard apparatus can comprise a guard panel and mesh layer that cooperate to prevent debris from entering a rainwater collection gutter. The mesh layer can be secured to the guard panel at substantially all points of contact between the mesh layer and guard panel to thereby provide a secure and durable gutter guard apparatus. Methods and devices for forming a gutter guard can comprise bonding the mesh layer to a guard panel using a radiant heater, heated roller, adhesive applicator, ultrasonic welder and/or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: L.B. Plastics Inc.
    Inventor: Harry H. Davis
  • Patent number: 9010029
    Abstract: A gutter guard device is provided for preventing material from entering a gutter to which the gutter guard device is mounted. The device includes a stand alone filtration element configured to be mounted to the gutter. The filtration element has a substantially planar surface formed from a plurality of threads, the substantially planar surface having a longitudinal edge configured to be positioned substantially parallel to a longitudinal direction of the gutter; and a downward extending channel having a longitudinal direction that is obliquely oriented relative to the longitudinal edge of the substantially planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Edward A Higginbotham
  • Patent number: 9003714
    Abstract: In one preferred form of the present invention there is provided a roof rain gutter system. The roof rain gutter system comprises a drainage pipe for being positioned within and extending along a gutter. A coarse heavy filler material is placed on top of the drainage pipe for allowing the passage of rain water. A rain guttering component is positioned above a drop outlet of the gutter for directing water flowing through the drainage pipe downwardly into the drop outlet. The rain guttering component is adapted to surround the drop outlet to assist with preventing the passage of coarse heavy filler material through the drop outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas Jeffrey Vance
  • Patent number: 8997403
    Abstract: A rain gutter assembly including an overlying cover. A gutter trough is in the form of a channel having an upwardly-facing opening. The cover overlies the channel opening and includes a front edge that is spaced from the front edge of the gutter channel to define a gap therebetween to allow roof runoff to flow around the convex front edge of the cover and into the channel. A series of longitudinally-spaced support brackets are positioned within the gutter channel and support the gutter trough and the cover to provide a rigid gutter assembly. An end cap is provided at each longitudinal end of the gutter channel and overlies both the gutter channel cross section and the space between the gutter channel cross section and the cover, to prevent entry of leaves, twigs, and debris into the channel through the ends of the gutter trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mark S Steinberg, Steven D Lucas
  • Publication number: 20150089883
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a leaf guard system of interlocking corrugated leaf guards, wherein the corrugated section of the leaf guard provides an air space between a top surface of the leaf guard and any leaves that may come to rest on it. The space created by the corrugated structure helps dry the leaves quickly thus allowing the leaves to blow off the guard quickly, thereby reducing the adhesion of a wet leaves to a flat surface. The leaf guards include tapered drain openings within the corrugated section of the leaf guard that decrease the possibility of water running over the leaf guard and thus not into the gutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Robert William Peck, Mark William Loughren
  • Publication number: 20150075084
    Abstract: A screen assembly for receiving high volumes of water flowing from a roof to a gutter. The screen assembly has a first support frame having an upstanding rim extending around a periphery thereof and being construed to be mounted on the gutter and secured to an adjacent portion of a roof fascia. The first support frame has an opening in a bottom surface thereof that is constructed to be disposed over a gutter opening when the first support frame is mounted on the gutter. The screen assembly has a second support frame having a screen secured thereto and extending over the second support frame. The second support frame has a shape corresponding to that of the first support frame and is mounted thereon in close relationship to and within the upstanding rim of the first support frame, the second support frame being connected to the upstanding rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Products Innovation Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony W. Morris, Evelyn M. Robins
  • Patent number: 8967554
    Abstract: A gutter system incorporating a gutter clip and a gutter hanger to affix a gutter to a retaining clip attached to a fascia board of a building, thereby eliminating the need to place holes in the gutter with screws or nails. The gutter hanger is constructed of a single piece which has an intermediate section which is disposed substantially within the gutter and spans the width of the gutter to maintain the shape and structural integrity of the gutter. The gutter hanger has a contiguous platform disposed along its intermediate section for slidably and detachably attaching a leaf protection support apparatus. The leaf protection support apparatus has a groove that snugly but slidably receives the platform of the gutter hanger. The leaf protection support apparatus extends toward the roof of the building, and has a vertical member terminating in an angled member extending upward to support a leaf protection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Karl J. Gramling
  • Patent number: 8959840
    Abstract: A system for displaying a strand of lights on a residence or building using an elongated member which attaches to a standard gutter or an eave of the building. The member can be made of metal and has a number of spaced apart hooks for securing a portion of the strand of lights. The system can include a plurality of vertically spaced clips located on a downspout or other structure of the building which secure a portion of the strand of lights or an electric wire such as an extension cord. Additionally, a mesh gutter guard can be utilized with the system and attached to the elongated member. The guard spans the width of the gutter and can be tucked under the drip edge of the roof or under shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Randy Oxley
  • Patent number: 8959841
    Abstract: A gutter debris deterrence device is disclosed having a multiplicity of fins, each fin longitudinally coupled one to another in a generally parallel manner to define a debris fence collectively and configured for insertion into a roof rain gutter protection system. The gutter debris deterrence device, upon insertion into a gutter protection system, provides improved debris deterrence as water and debris round a gutter protector cover for entry into a gutter and hit the gutter debris deterrence device thereby preventing entry of the debris into the gutter. The device can include a spine disposed longitudinally to provide structural support and rigidity. The device can include a coupling channel disposed longitudinally generally parallel to the spine and configured to couple to an upper portion of a front wall of a gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas R. Reese
  • Publication number: 20150047267
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-visibility roof-drain system for inspecting and unblocking roof-drains in a large building having a flat roof and typically multiple high visibility roof-drain covers coupled to multiple internal drainpipes. Each internal drainpipe defines a drainpipe inlet on the roof of the building, and a drainpipe outlet proximate to the level of the foundation of the building. The above-mentioned high-visibility roof-drain system preferably includes a plurality of high-visibility roof-drain covers. Each high-visibility roof-drain cover includes one roof-drain cover, one elongated, marked, reversible flag, and one flag coupler for coupling the flag to the roof-drain cover. The flag defines a first flag end and a second flag end. A first flag end is up when its associated second flag end is mounted to the roof-drain cover. A second flag end is up when its associated first flag end is mounted to the roof-drain cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Linda May
  • Publication number: 20150040490
    Abstract: A gutter assembly unit having a U-shaped bracket for holding a gutter includes a cover attachment. The bracket has flanges extending away from a gutter-receiving channel defined by the bracket. The bracket locates the gutter between a rear rim that is outwardly bent from a rear wall of the bracket and the outwardly curved front rim of the bracket. A cover attachment is suspended on the curved front rim of the gutter. The bracket has attachment grooves formed in the bottom edge of the flanges in the area behind the lower front bend, directed at a sharp angle downward and to the rear. The cover attachment has a front wall of a height greater than the height of the bracket. A catch that engages the attachment grooves by elastic deformation of the cover attachment is integrally formed with a lower end of the cover attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Szczepan Burylo
  • Publication number: 20150040489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rainwater gutter for mounting on a building to collect rainwater from the roof. It is shaped similar to a letter S. The rainwater flows from the roof covering onto the top section of the S shaped curved element, where, due to the contour of the gutter and surface tension will flow down from the upper curved section into the cylindrical section via the opening formed by the bottom section of the S returning to terminate as an open end close to the top section. The small opening also emits daylight thus reducing the possibility of vegetation growing in the gutter. This will reduce expensive and dangerous maintenance of eave gutters. Because the water gathered from the eave of the roof is cleaner it would reduce filtration costs for rainwater harvesting. The gutter can be formed in plastic, aluminium, copper or zinc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Oliver Sharkey
  • Publication number: 20150040488
    Abstract: A gutter debris preclusion device for use with a gutter attached to a building, comprising a screen having a plurality of manipulations, which cause resting debris to be elevated off the surface of the screen. The elevated debris resultingly become more rapidly dried and more easily removed by the wind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: GUTTERGLOVE, INC.
    Inventor: Robert C. LENNEY
  • Patent number: 8950123
    Abstract: A rainwater head, including: a dome, a drainage pipe, a siphon, and a ball cock mechanism. The drainage pipe includes a drainage exit and a wall including a water outlet hole. The ball cock mechanism includes a floating ball, a connecting bar, a fulcrum, and a stopper. The drainage pipe is connected to the lower part of the dome. The drainage exit is arranged on the top of the drainage pipe. The drainage exit is adapted to be between 5 and 10 cm higher than the roof. The water outlet hole is arranged on the wall of the drainage pipe at a position having the same height as the roof or is lower than the roof. The siphon is disposed on the upper part of the drainage pipe. The inlet of the siphon faces the roof; and the outlet of the siphon extends inside the drainage pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Chongqing University, Shenzhen Yuezhong (Group) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongxiang Chai, Songming Tan, Hong Wu, Weijie Wang, Ganlin Zhang, Wei Chen, Wei Kang, Zhengsong Wu, Sai Zhang
  • Patent number: 8950122
    Abstract: A covered gutter assembly utilizing bi-directional vertical plates and a bi-directional vertical plate. A gutter trough and hood are secured to either or both sides of the bi-directional vertical plate, so that only a single design for the vertical plate is required for right end or left end terminations. Provisions for securing the hood and the trough to the vertical plate are provided as mirror images on opposed sides of the vertical plate. The bi-directional vertical plate is provided with channels that extend substantially around the entire perimeter of the vertical plate, and which further include guide slopes and reduced locking channels to assure precise securing of the trough and hood to the vertical plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Claire Degenhardt, Keith Hansen, Frank Casares
  • Publication number: 20150033638
    Abstract: Gutter guard apparatuses and methods of making the same are provided. A gutter guard apparatus for preventing debris from entering rainwater collection gutters on a structure. A gutter guard apparatus can comprise a guard panel and mesh layer that cooperate to prevent debris from entering a rainwater collection gutter. The mesh layer can be secured to the guard panel at substantially all points of contact between the mesh layer and guard panel to thereby provide a secure and durable gutter guard apparatus. Methods and devices for forming a gutter guard can comprise bonding the mesh layer to a guard panel using a radiant heater, heated roller, adhesive applicator, ultrasonic welder and/or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: L.B. PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Harry H. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150020462
    Abstract: A gutter cover system (5) for a gutter comprises a bracket (10) and a cover section. The bracket (10) comprises an anchoring plate (11) and a receptacle (12) comprising a barb slot. The cover section (50) comprises a top portion (60) that extends forwardly from a rear edge (70) of the cover section, a front wall (80) extending downwardly from the top portion, and a ledge (90) extending generally horizontally in front of the front wall. The receptacle (12) is configured to receive the rear edge (70) of the cover section. The rear edge (70) of the cover section (50) comprises the barb connector. The gutter cover system (5) may be installed by attaching the anchoring plate (11) of the bracket (10) to the fascia board of a house or the rear wall of a gutter, followed by inserting the barb connector (71) of the cover section (50) into the receptacle (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony M. Iannelli
  • Patent number: 8926836
    Abstract: Collected rainwater is led to a rainwater containing section by an inflow path. A water-permeable tube body extends vertically in the middle of a vertical pipe located immediately before a position at which the rainwater flows into the rainwater containing section. A bag-like filter having an open upper end and a closed lower end is contained in the tube body or covers an outer side of the tube body, and the bag-like filter captures dust in the rainwater while allowing the rainwater to pass through the bag-like filter. A mounting and dismounting means is provided to the vertical tube in order to dismount the tube body and the filter from the vertical pipe and to mount the tube body and the filter to the vertical pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Totetu Mfg. Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiichiro Takai
  • Patent number: 8925253
    Abstract: A gutter and cover system mounts at an edge of a roof to collect water into the gutter without other debris. The system includes a combination gutter and cover made from a monolithic element or interlocked to form a single structure. The gutter includes a front, bottom and rear extending up to the cover, which extends over the gutter. The cover has a pooling section and a front, curving edge. The pooling section slows down the flow of water and allows it to flow over the curving edge and adhere to the cover due to surface tension while debris falls outside of the gutter. A support element slides inward to provide support for the cover and a front face of the gutter. The support element includes structure for receiving mounting hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Eastside Machine Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Bullinger
  • Patent number: 8898960
    Abstract: An eavestrough having a front wall, rear wall and top wall with a foraminous membrane extending between the rear wall and front wall, and a recess formed between the eavestrough top wall and the foraminous membrane which permits reversal of water flow flowing towards the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Stephane Brochu
  • Publication number: 20140318030
    Abstract: A covered gutter assembly utilizing bi-directional vertical plates and a bi-directional vertical plate. A gutter trough and hood are secured to either or both sides of the bi-directional vertical plate, so that only a single design for the vertical plate is required for right end or left end terminations. Provisions for securing the hood and the trough to the vertical plate are provided as mirror images on opposed sides of the vertical plate. The bi-directional vertical plate is provided with channels that extend substantially around the entire perimeter of the vertical plate, and which further include guide slopes and reduced locking channels to assure precise securing of the trough and hood to the vertical plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Claire Degenhardt, Keith Hansen, Frank Casares
  • Publication number: 20140318031
    Abstract: A low-profile screen which allows water to pass through apertures formed therein to allow water to drain through the screen. A plurality of ridges are formed on the surface of the screen to allow water to drain at a number of different elevations, to increase the structural rigidity of the screen, to improve snow-melting, and to improve the screens reliance when compressive forces are exerted on the screen. Under compression the screen snaps into place. The ridges further promote debris being blown off of the surface of the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Beck, David R. Herdrich, Lance D. Bailey, Randall R. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140311047
    Abstract: Gutter devices for keeping debris out of a gutter are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Edmund G. LOWRIE, III
  • Patent number: 8857107
    Abstract: A door threshold shield apparatus includes a shield body shaped for covering a portion of a door threshold. The shield body can include a sheet metal or other suitable material. A hook is positioned on a first longitudinal edge of the shield body for retaining the shield body on a first edge of the threshold, and a cap flange is positioned on a second longitudinal edge of the shield body. The cap flange is shaped to be received between a removable cap flange on the threshold and a threshold base, thereby rigidly securing the shield apparatus to the threshold. Once construction is complete, the shield may be removed without removing the threshold base by detaching the threshold cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Key
  • Patent number: 8844208
    Abstract: A rain catching and screening assembly is fixed in place along a roof line of a building at adjoining roof portions, where the portions meet at an approximate right angle thereby forming a concave V-shaped roof valley. The assembly includes a rain gutter and plural gutter screens. The gutter has portions joined at a right angle adjacent to the roof valley. The screens terminate at an outer gutter lip and extend up onto the roof portions where they are wedged between roof shingles or tiles. One of the gutter screens is positioned over the two adjoining roof portions, and has a V-shaped crease in the mesh layer and fine screening layer thereby lying in contact with the adjoining roof portions in alignment with the V-shaped roof valley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Phil Feldhaus
  • Publication number: 20140259969
    Abstract: A gutter protecting apparatus includes a plurality of substantially parallel rods extending in a downward slope from near a roof edge to and beyond the far side of the gutter. The rods extend substantially perpendicular to the gutter's length and to a frame to which the rods connect at the upper edge. Preferably, the lower rod ends are spaced above and slightly beyond the far edge of the gutter to allow debris to pass the gutter without catching. Legs can extend down from some rods to the gutter's far edge to provide support. The apparatus can be pivotably mounted to the roof, the fascia or the gutter, permitting access beneath. The apparatus forms a cage-like covering over the gutter to exclude matter and small creatures, while allowing the liquid to flow past. Sunlight bypassing the rods and movement of air through the gutter make the water exiting the downspout cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: B & J Concepts, LLC
    Inventor: Jerome W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8832999
    Abstract: A gutter screen assembly in having a screen across the ends of channels that extend into a gutter to prevent large debris from being washed from the channels into the gutter. The screen may be fabricated of expanded metal with a solid peripheral edge or of numerous other materials and structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Euramax International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Benjamin Bell, James Ronald Wilson, II, Heath Morgan
  • Publication number: 20140223837
    Abstract: A cover mat suitable for use in preventing debris from entering a rain gutter does not require support when positioned in the gutter other than by portions of the rain gutter engaging the cover mat. The cover mat is formed of a nonwoven polyester fiber material that is coated with a stiffening agent, such as a styrene monomer that will add stiffness without significantly affecting the flow of fluids through the porous or liquid permeable fiber mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Pavlansky, Keith Pavlansky
  • Publication number: 20140215929
    Abstract: A gutter debris preclusion device for use with a gutter attached to a building, comprising a support structure being substantially rigid and having a recess with a plurality of apertures and a plurality of ribs; a screen having a plurality of apertures and being at least partially disposed on the ribs of the support structure; and, wherein a cross-sectional profile of the screen has an arc shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Robert C. Lenney
  • Publication number: 20140202086
    Abstract: A gutter protector is provided. The gutter protector includes: an upper fastener configured to secure the gutter protector above a gutter rear wall; a lower fastener configured to secure the gutter protector to a top front edge; a non-rigid permeable member extended tautly and smoothly, once installed, between the upper fastener and the lower fastener, the gutter protector provided with openings to permit passage of water while shedding debris; and a riser integrally formed with the upper fastener and configured to provide a rear rise to create a downward slope across the permeable member from the upper fastener to the lower fastener, having a float, to shed debris from the gutter yet allow water to pass through the permeable member. In at least one embodiment, the gutter protection system includes a channel integrally formed with the non-rigid permeable member to facilitate water drop off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas R. Reese
  • Patent number: 8776444
    Abstract: A low-profile screen which allows water to pass through apertures formed therein to allow water to drain through the screen. A plurality of ridges are formed on the surface of the screen to allow water to drain at a number of different elevations, to increase the structural rigidity of the screen, to improve snow-melting, and to improve the screens reliance when compressive forces are exerted on the screen. Under compression the screen snaps into place. The ridges further promote debris being blown off of the surface of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Brian M. Beck, David R. Herdrich, Lance D. Bailey, Randall R. Bailey