With Separator; E.g., Strainer Patents (Class 52/12)
  • Patent number: 11312145
    Abstract: A logic circuitry package for a replaceable print apparatus component includes an interface to communicate with a print apparatus logic circuit and at least one logic circuit. The at least one logic circuit is configured to receive, via the interface, a request and a reference clock signal. The at least one logic circuit is configured to transmit, via the interface, a digital value indicating a count in response to the request and the reference clock signal. The digital value varies based on the reference clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Scott A. Linn, James Michael Gardner
  • Patent number: 11268282
    Abstract: A cover for a gutter is disclosed. The gutter may have a front section, a rear section, a gutter channel formed between the front section and the rear section, an intermediate flange portion extending from the front section, and an inner flange portion extending from the intermediate flange portion. The cover may include: a main body configured to cover the gutter channel when the cover is secured to the gutter; and a front flange may include: an upper flange portion that extends from the main body and is configured to interlock with the intermediate flange portion to secure the cover to the gutter; a connecting portion that extends from the upper flange portion; and a lower flange portion that extends from the connecting portion and has a free end extending towards the upper flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey Todd Kroneberger
  • Patent number: 11268323
    Abstract: A gutter protection and ladder support and safety apparatus includes a mechanism structured and arranged to be releaseably positioned in a gutter to prevent damage thereto caused by a ladder. The apparatus includes a mechanism for locking the apparatus in place to prevent lateral tipping and slippage of a ladder, a ladder supporting member operatively connected to the locking mechanism, and an adjustable ladder securing apparatus connected to the ladder supporting member and configured to releaseably secure a ladder thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas R. Mathieson
  • Patent number: 11136762
    Abstract: A gutter debris barrier system is provided that includes a frame that is configured for direct attachment to a building and a filter screen for preventing debris from entering a gutter while allowing water to flow therethrough. The frame may include a floor with slots punched therein, with ribs on either side of the slots that form channels. The channels may be tapered to improve the speed and efficiency of heat transfer, and also to funnel water down into the gutter. The frame is made of a durable material, such as extruded aluminum. The frame has a first mounting flange that can bend and flex relative to the remaining portions of the frame, which allows for enough flexibility to enable the frame to be mounted directly to the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: All Weather Armour, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Breyer
  • Patent number: 11118357
    Abstract: Flashing for use at the edge of roofs or decks that are provided with surface materials are presented. In exemplary embodiments, flashing may be provided at the edge of a roof to retain or provide an edge treatment for an aesthetic and functional surface material, such as, for example, a cast paver, while at the same time allowing for water drainage. In one embodiment, a piece of flashing material contains a leg that is fastened along the edge of the top of a flat roof. This embodiment continues into two legs that form a V-shaped trough which comes off the roofing membrane and has penetrations at the bottom to release water. The outer leg of the “V” most commonly extends to a level higher than the roofing membrane in order to make contact with and edge an installed surface material. Various other shapes and end treatments, including various embodiments providing both an edge flashing as well as an integrated rectangular shaped gutter-like trough are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Eli W. Anthony
  • Patent number: 11060293
    Abstract: A gutter cover for a rain gutter includes a U-shaped rear portion, a forward edge portion, and a perforated horizontal central portion spanning between the rear and forward edge portions. The forward edge portion includes a web extending upwardly from the central portion, and a covering flange and downward hooked edge portion extending forwardly from the web. The hooked edge portion having an end positioned for engagement with the underside of a front lip of the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Graves
  • Patent number: 11028593
    Abstract: A side outlet device suitable for use in combination with a rainhead to form an overflow assembly is adapted to enable the rainhead to be mounted external to the building in relation to a wall of the building, to one side of a box guttering extending interiorly along the wall, whereby water flowing from the roof is able to pass through the side outlet device to a downpipe via the overflow device. The side outlet device has a respective end section at first and second opposite ends, with the first end section having a form corresponding to the form of a box gutter end section such that, with the side outlet device mounted in relation to the wall, the first end section extends through the wall and is receivable in the gutter receptor of the overflow device. The second end section is adapted for connection to the box guttering to enable water to flow from the box guttering and through the side outlet device to the overflow device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DAM BUSTER IP PTY LT, C/O HACK ANDERSON & THOMAS PTY LTD
    Inventors: David John Pockett, Russell John Kirkwood, Rowan Warwick Gregory, Richard John Kingston
  • Patent number: 11028594
    Abstract: A soffit panel attachment device includes a central portion, an attachment surface, a plurality of flanges, and a plurality of openings extending through the central portion. The attachment surface extends perpendicularly from the central portion at a first end of the central portion. First and second flanges extend parallel to the central portion to form a U-shaped channel sized and shaped to receive a soffit covering material. Two soffit panel attachment devices may be installed in opposing configurations such that the U-shaped channels are positioned to support opposite ends of a soffit panel material. The plurality of openings may be a grid of hexagonal or circular openings that provide airflow paths across the soffit panel material such as from an exterior space into an attic space above the soffit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jose Gonzalez, Kevin O'Leary, Benjamin Batres
  • Patent number: 10947733
    Abstract: A roof gutter cap system includes a water channeling panel configured to contact an angled roof surface. The water channeling panel includes a plurality of apertures configured to channel water from the roof surface into a gutter attached to the roof. In one embodiment, the water channeling panel includes a flat base and a plurality of appendages protruding upwardly from the flat base. In another embodiment, the water channeling panel includes a corrugated section including a repeating alternating wall pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Fred Froehlich
  • Patent number: 10932754
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a water collection feature of an imaging probe assembly. In one example, a medical imaging probe assembly includes an electrical connector, an imaging probe, and an electrical cable including a first end connected to the electrical connector and a second end coupled to the imaging probe, the cable including a water collection feature arranged at an outer surface of the cable, proximate to the first end. The water collection feature may have converging edges extending outward from the cable, toward the first end, shaped to draw water droplets away from the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Marc N. Weasler, Daniel E. Bozich
  • Patent number: 10900234
    Abstract: A gutter cover system includes a gutter section forming an open channel, and a gutter cover section including a header and a plurality of bristles coupled to the header. The header of the gutter cover section has a longitudinal axis that is located along a first side wall of the gutter section. The plurality of bristles project outward from the header and span at least a portion of the open channel of the gutter section from the first side wall towards a second side wall of the gutter section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Brock Dressel
  • Patent number: 10844604
    Abstract: A method and system for aligning shingles on a roof using alignment marks placed directly on drip edges, limiting the need for stand-alone measurement devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Roofers Advantage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jonny E Folkersen, Benjamin J Folkersen
  • Patent number: 10683667
    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: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Slate E. Bryer, Lawrence B. Dumm, Christopher G. Tatasciore
  • Patent number: 10655334
    Abstract: An adjustable gutter guard system includes a first water management component, a second water management component, and a screen. The first water management component includes a first main body section and a front receiver section. The second water management component is slideably arranged relative to the first water management component to adjust the width of the adjustable gutter guard system. The second water management component includes a second main body section and a rear receiver section. The screen is positioned in contact with the first main body section and the second main body section. Both the first main body section and the second main body section include a longitudinal body, a plurality of passageways through the longitudinal body, and at least one wall extending from a top surface of the longitudinal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LEAFFILTER NORTH, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Gori
  • Patent number: 10655332
    Abstract: A front receiver for use as an interchangeable component with a modular platform for a gutter guard system is disclosed herein. One such front receiver is arranged for use with a gutter guard system that includes a main body, the front receiver includes a main section; an extension section extending at an angle from a front edge of the main section; a first leg; a second leg; and a drip edge. The main section includes the front edge, a rear edge, a top surface, and a bottom surface. The first leg extends generally perpendicularly away from the bottom surface of the main section. The second leg extends generally perpendicularly away from the first leg toward the rear edge of the main section. The drip edge extends perpendicularly from the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LEAFFILTER NORTH, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Gori
  • Patent number: 10619352
    Abstract: An elongated rain gutter member is formed with a G-shape profile, and having an eave flange that fits between an edge of roofing material and the roof support beneath it, a generally vertical soffit portion extending down from the eave flange, and a curved rain channel member that curves outwardly and up forming a rainwater channel with the soffit portion, and continuing up and over the edge of the roofing material. A hemmed edge of the free edge portion of the curved rain channel member is fastened to the roofing material and is spaced so as to form channels into the rain gutter between the edge portion and the roofing material. This rain gutter can be used on a tin roof that has elongated ribs or can be adapted to use with a shingle roof or other roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Terry McConnell
  • Patent number: 10480193
    Abstract: A gutter cover is engageable in a rain gutter channel to close a top opening of a rain gutter. The gutter cover includes a sheet of rigid and resilient material, the sheet having a pre-formed curved profile along a widthwise axis thereof, two opposing longitudinal edges, and a plurality of throughholes formed therein, the sheet being substantially flexible to modify its pre-formed curved profile for insertion into the rain gutter channel. A gutter assembly includes the gutter cover inserted in a gutter and in a method, the gutter cover engages with a gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Stéphane Brochu
  • Patent number: 10472829
    Abstract: A roof gutter cap system includes a water channeling panel configured to contact an angled roof surface. The water channeling panel includes a plurality of apertures configured to channel water from the roof surface into a gutter attached to the roof. The system further includes a gutter shield panel configured to span a distance between the gutter and the water channeling panel and prevent debris from entering the gutter. In one embodiment, the water channeling panel includes a flat base and a plurality of appendages protruding upwardly from the flat base. In another embodiment, the water channeling panel includes a corrugated section including a repeating alternating wall pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Fred Froehlich
  • Patent number: 10443243
    Abstract: The gutter cover is placed on top of the gutter and protects the gutter from leaves and debris flowing into the gutter while allowing water to pass into the gutter. The material used to make the gutter cover is a loosely woven fiber mesh that is approximately ¼ inch in thickness with a width slightly larger than the opening of a gutter. The material allows water to pass easily but will not allow debris and leaves to pass. The material is placed on top of the gutter and deflects leaves and debris over the gutter. As stated above the material's width is slightly larger than the width of the gutter. The installer bends the material and places it on top of the gutter between the fascia board and the lip of the gutter. The material forms a convex surface over the top of the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: David A Szafranski
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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