Threaded Element Engages Support Surface Patents (Class 52/126.4)
  • Patent number: 10292505
    Abstract: A retail electronic product demonstration fixture for demonstrating portable electronic devices. The product demonstration fixture may include an exhibition portion and a base portion. A portable electronic device offered for sale may be affixed to the exhibition portion. The base portion may include an electronic display, an auxiliary battery, and an auxiliary controller. The auxiliary controller may direct power from the auxiliary battery to the electronic display upon determining that a battery within the electronic display has fallen below a particular selected level. Similarly the auxiliary controller may direct power from the auxiliary battery to the portable electronic device offered for sale upon determining that a battery within the portable electronic device has fallen below a selected level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emery A. Sanford, David G. Havskjold, Steven G. Herbst, Anthony S. Montevirgen, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi, Tyson B. Manullang, Charles A. Schwalbach
  • Patent number: 10145103
    Abstract: Premanufactured structures for constructing buildings comprise a construction system for an energy efficient multi-story building with standard single or mixed units. The multi-story building is constructed using premanufactured structures: non-weight bearing walls with finished exterior including all electrical, insulating, plumbing and communications components that are premanufactured at a site distant from a building site, and the non-weight bearings walls are attached to a floor and ceiling slabs, interfacing with each other to enclose units of the building; interior components that are premanufactured at a remote site to connect to inside portions of the non-weight bearing walls; and exterior components that are premanufactured at the remote site to attach to exterior surfaces of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Building Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Arlan Collins, Mark Woerman
  • Patent number: 9903112
    Abstract: A partitioning wall element for a partitioning wall installation includes a telescoping element, which is deployable in a horizontal direction. The telescoping element includes a pressure beam and a screening profile, wherein the screening profile is retained in or at the pressure beam. The screening profile includes at least one first screening holding component, which, in particular in a latching manner, cooperates with at least one corresponding pressure beam holding component of the pressure beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DORMAKABA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Lanwehr
  • Patent number: 9885178
    Abstract: A covering support system includes a covering support that has a support member defining a support surface and that is connected to a mounting member so that when the mounting member is rigidly mounted relative to a wall stud, the support surface is substantially flush with an exterior surface of the wall stud and disposed from the exterior of a building surface by the overhang distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Southern Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Barnes, Benny R. Sims
  • Patent number: 9732522
    Abstract: A support structure may have a base having surfaces including a top, a bottom, a front, a rear and sides. A first top slot may be formed in the top and may extend at least partially between the front and the rear. A second top slot may be formed in the top and may extend at least partially between the sides. In addition, a bottom slot may be formed in the bottom. A system for attic storage can include an attic having attic joists. A plurality of support structures, each comprising a base, may be mounted to the attic joists. At least two conventional lumber studs may be included and may extend between adjacent ones of the bases. In addition, a plurality of lumber panels may be mounted to at least one of the bases and the lumber studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Clyde Brandt, David M. Pacana, Michael J. Lembo
  • Patent number: 9577571
    Abstract: A solar panel mounting apparatus for use in securing a frame with a solar panel stored therein to a roof of a building includes a non-hollow member with a lower cross-sectional profile and enhanced strength. The apparatus includes a rail coupled to the frame and the roof, the rail having a cross-sectional profile comprising an upper cavity, a first side cavity, a second side cavity and a third side cavity, a first set of fasteners coupled to the frame and the upper cavity, and a second set of fasteners coupled to the roof and the first side cavity or the second side cavity. The upper cavity has a substantially pentagonal cross-sectional shape, the first side cavity has a substantially rectangular cross-sectional shape, the second side cavity has a substantially rectangular cross-sectional shape, and the third side cavity has a substantially trapezoidal cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Moti Atia, Natanel Levi
  • Patent number: 9447579
    Abstract: A demountable modular wall system including a series of individual wall panels that can be positioned adjacent to each other. The demountable system includes a doorway defined by a pair of spaced vertical posts and a horizontal header. In one embodiment, a sliding glass door is movable along a sliding door track mounted to the horizontal header. A lower trim assembly mounted to the bottom end of the sliding glass door adjusts the overall height of the door. The doorway can also include a pivoting glass door. The pivoting glass door includes a bottom pivot assembly having a bottom clamp adjustably positioned along a bottom end of the pivoting glass door. The adjustable bottom clamp can be moved along the bottom end of the pivoting glass door and receives a pivot pin supported on the floor. A top pivot assembly includes a movable plunger that defines a portion of the pivot axis for the pivoting glass door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Kopish, Michael Salzman, Nathan A. Quintal, Timothy J. LaFleur, James M. Durand
  • Patent number: 9382709
    Abstract: Premanufactured structures for constructing buildings comprise a construction system for an energy efficient multi-story building with standard single or mixed units. The multi-story building is constructed using premanufactured structures: non-weight bearing walls with finished exterior including all electrical, insulating, plumbing and communications components that are premanufactured at a site distant from a building site, and the non-weight bearings walls are attached to a floor and ceiling slabs, interfacing with each other to enclose units of the building; interior components that are premanufactured at a remote site to connect to inside portions of the non-weight bearing walls; and exterior components that are premanufactured at the remote site to attach to exterior surfaces of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Innovative Building Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Arlan E. Collins, Mark L. Woerman
  • Patent number: 9322186
    Abstract: A leveling spacer system includes a multiple plates, multiple spacers and multiple knobs. The spacers are threadedly connected to the knobs to clamp the panel members, and the plates are used to connect the spacers and the knobs together with so as to clamp more panel members. The plates and the knobs are located on the top of the panel members, and the spacers are located at the underside of the panel members. When the panel members are leveled, the knobs are removed, and the necks on the spacers are broken to finish the leveling of the panel members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Chang, Richard Maggio, Jr., Rick Baldini
  • Patent number: 9284729
    Abstract: A moveable and demountable wall panel system for defining an office space with a plurality of wall panels disposable in a substantially upright manner between a floor and a ceiling each having respectively a series of uppermost and lowermost deviations. The system includes at least one prefabricated frameless panel, the top edge of each panel being provided with a ceiling track configured for being removably insertable into a corresponding ceiling rail. The system also includes a bottom floor channel associated with each corresponding panel and being configured for operatively resting against the floor opposite to the ceiling rail. The system also includes first and second height adjustment assemblies associated with each panel and insertable into a corresponding bottom floor channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ALLSTEEL INC.
    Inventors: Eberhard Von Hoyningen Huene, Michael Salzman, Anneke Struis
  • Patent number: 9157232
    Abstract: A construction for insulating the head-of-wall joint between a wall and a floor or roof thereabove which utilizes an insulating gasket construction positionable between the ceiling track and the building structure thereabove. The insulating gasket member includes two L-shaped sections which includes co-operate to firestop both outwardly facing sides of a head-of-wall joint, but which can also be used singly. Each L-shaped section is attached to an associated side section which extends over the outwardly facing surfaces of a ceiling track with being attached thereto. Each L-shaped insulation gasket section can include securement mechanism such as adhesive on the undersurface of the main upper horizontal portion to facilitate attachment to the top of the track therebelow and can be attached to an adjacent similarly configured L-shaped section by one or more connecting straps extending through slits defined therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SPECIFIED TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: James P. Stahl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9057201
    Abstract: A leveling assembly for an interior wall system includes an elongate floor channel secured to the floor, a floor rail longitudinally disposed within the floor channel for supporting the wall panel, and levelers positioned along the floor channel. The levelers each include a base resting on the floor channel, a threaded rod projecting upwardly from the base, an outer threaded sleeve capable of telescoping movement over the threaded rod, and a threaded nut secured in an opening defined in a bottom surface of the floor rail. The threaded nut supports the floor rail. The levelers vertically space apart the floor rail from the floor channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: TEKNION LIMITED
    Inventors: Geoffrey Andrew Scott Milligan, Zoran Baic, Sean Adrian Conroy, Paul Frederick Kruger, Slava Dushkin, Paul Kai Chit So, Dan Cristian Cernatescu
  • Patent number: 9051728
    Abstract: A moveable and demountable wall panel system for defining an office space with a plurality of wall panels disposable in a substantially upright manner between a floor and a ceiling each having respectively a series of uppermost and lowermost deviations. The system includes at least one prefabricated frameless panel, the top edge of each panel being provided with a ceiling track configured for being removably insertable into a corresponding ceiling rail. The system also includes a bottom floor channel associated with each corresponding panel and being configured for operatively resting against the floor opposite to the ceiling rail. The system also includes first and second height adjustment assemblies associated with each panel and insertable into a corresponding bottom floor channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: ALLSTEEL INC.
    Inventors: Eberhard Von Hoyningen Huene, Michael Salzman, Anneke Struis
  • Patent number: 8966836
    Abstract: A wall construction system includes a first plurality of leveling blocks arranged in a first course and a second plurality of field blocks arranged in a second course atop the first course. Each leveling block has a leveling plate that engages a lower surface of the leveling block and includes a bore for receiving a threaded bolt having a contact surface. The threaded bolt is adapted to be threaded to a desired position relative to the leveling plate to permit the contact surface to be positioned at a desired vertical position relative to the lower surface of the block such that the upper surface of the block is disposed substantially in a particular orientation when the block is placed on a surface. Each field block includes a lower surface that interfits with the upper surface of at least one of the leveling blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Mark R. Weber
  • Publication number: 20150052829
    Abstract: A pedestal for supporting a partition and a method for a partition. The pedestal includes a base for mounting onto a floor, the base having a peripheral outer surface. The pedestal also includes a body having a first end opposite a second end and an inner surface proximate the first end interfacing with the base peripheral outer surface. A cap is coupled to the body proximate the second end, and a bracket is coupled to the cap for coupling with a partition. The method includes connecting a base to a floor, coupling a body of to the base, coupling a sleeve to the base on which is coupled a bracket, and coupling the partition to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: DIKRAN BABIKIAN
  • Patent number: 8925267
    Abstract: In a system for stabilizing a wall, especially a masonry wall (10), movement away from the wall of a rigid member (30) is prevented by a thrust rod (70) that is anchored to joists associated with the wall. The thrust rod acts on an unsecured upper end (32) of the rigid member and is adjustably received in a thrust bracket (60) affixed directly or indirectly to the joists. A warning collar (80) placed on the upper end is retained in place by the thrust rod, which normally bears against the upper end through an aperture in the warning collar. If the upper end retreats away from the thrust rod towards the wall by more than a predetermined distance, the warning collar slides down the rigid member, triggering a signal means (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick C. Kirby
  • Patent number: 8925258
    Abstract: A device for adjusting wall or door panels without the need to remove or disassembly the panels from their panel frames. The device can adjust the distance of the in-fill panel from a stationary frame or trolley track. Multiple devices can be utilized and adjusted independently allowing for angle adjustment of the panel. The device includes an in-fill attachment a threaded fastener, two angled adjustment blocks, and a block keeper. The in-fill attachment includes inset angled pockets, a wedge like portion, and an in-fill receiving portion. As the threaded fastener is turned, the angled sides of the two angled adjustment blocks slide along the angle pockets and move the in-fill attachment either toward or away from the panel frame thereby also moving the panel toward or away from the panel frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Header
  • Patent number: 8915028
    Abstract: A roof stilt for elevating flooring in a roof space comprising: a joist receptacle; a platform for affixing flooring to the stilt; and a support column extending between the joist receptacle and the platform for supporting the weight of elevated flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: David Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8857131
    Abstract: A method of erecting a pylon of a wind power installation is provided. The method includes providing a foundation and placing a plurality of height adjusting units on the foundation. The height adjusting units are made substantially from a plastic material. A load distribution ring is placed on the plurality of height adjusting units. The load distribution ring is straightened and leveled by adjustment of the height adjusting units. A gap between the foundation and the load distribution ring is filled with a grouting material. A pylon segment is placed on the load distribution ring after the grouting material has reached a predetermined strength. The height adjusting units are configured to jointly bear the weight of the load distribution ring, and are configured to yield under a selected load that is greater that a weight of the load distribution ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Aloys Wobben
    Inventors: Markus Vogel, Jens Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8806812
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an adjustable door frame assembly and method for framing a door opening. The adjustable door frame assembly comprises first and second alignment members providing a first securing structure to a door opening, one of the first and second alignment members being rotatably connected to a door during installation. The adjustable door frame assembly further comprises an alignment header connecting the first and second alignment members along an upper end of the alignment members and an alignment assembly located within at least one of the first and second alignment members. The alignment assembly comprises an adjustable stop for locating the adjustable door frame assembly about the door opening. The adjustable door frame assembly also comprises first and second cover members providing a second securing structure to the door opening independently of the first securing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Black Mountain Door, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Kolovich, Daniel Perry, Scott Willson, Eric E. Hunt, Fredrick John Bloom, III
  • Patent number: 8782976
    Abstract: A bi-surfaced raised access floor panel is provided. The panel is constructed with a cross-braced framework. A generally square plate is rigidly connected to an upper surface of the framework. The plate has four corner formations and is bisected symmetrically to define first and second halves. The first halve is substantially configured as a solid load bearing surface which is adapted to support a data processing server. The second halve includes a plurality of clear perforations capable of circulating an air flow as an element of a cold aisle forming installation in a data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Meyer
  • Patent number: 8776452
    Abstract: A floor panel assembly (used as replacement floor panel or in a new installation) includes universal quick-attach corners that mates with support stands and stringers of an existing raised floor system to provide leveling. The panel assembly includes a top plate (apertured or not) with corner structures including a post retainer and interconnected down flanges that support the top plate inboard of its perimeter. In one form, the universal quick corners each includes an arrow-shaped extension plate attached to the post retainer and extending toward the top plate's perimeter, and includes a body with multiple thickness pads selectable to support the extension plate at selected height. Thus, the quick corner holds an upper surface of the top plate level with an upper surface of adjacent existing floor panels of the existing raised floor system. In another aspect, only the body is used at each corner (without the extension plate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Opstock, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark O. DeJonge
  • Patent number: 8720130
    Abstract: A leveling block for a wall construction system includes an upper surface, a lower surface, and a wall extending at least partially between the upper and lower surfaces and defining a leveling block void. A leveling plate engages the lower surface wherein the leveling plate includes a bore for receiving a threaded bolt having a contact surface and the threaded bolt extends into the leveling block void. The threaded bolt is adapted to be threaded to a desired position relative to the leveling plate to permit the contact surface to be positioned at a desired vertical position relative to the lower surface of the block such that the upper surface of the block is disposed substantially in a particular orientation when the block is placed on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Mark R. Weber
  • Patent number: 8683749
    Abstract: An adjustable support assembly is provided that includes a front left base support, a front left lower elongated support and a front left upper elongated support. Also included are a front right base support, a front right lower elongated support, and a front right upper elongated support. Such supports are designed to be placed in a structural wall, particularly the structural wall of the cooling tower, wherein an opening would be cut in the wall to receive an entry door. The support assembly provides structural integrity from the lower section of the cooling tower to the upper section of the cooling tower, and allows the door opening to be cut out without loss of such structural integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Fontes, Lukasz Sztobryn, Justin K Peters
  • Patent number: 8635815
    Abstract: A leveling spacer for laying wall tiles, paving tiles and the like with the interposition of gaps, which comprises a base with spacing protrusions for the abutment of the edges of corresponding tiles so as to define the width of the gaps, a threaded stem, which is fixed at right angles to the base in at least one easily breakable point, a knob for clamping and removing the threaded stem, which comprises a female threaded portion adapted to be screwed to the threaded stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Progress Profiles SpA
    Inventor: Lino Bordin
  • Patent number: 8568055
    Abstract: An adjustment system for connections between metal structures which consists of two plates. The adjustment system comprises a first plate (1) provided with four radial slits (4), where one part of the structure to be connected can be joined, and a second plate provided with four circular slits (5) where another part of the structure to be connected can be joined. Joining screw pins (3) pass through the radial slits in plate (1) and through the circular slits in plate (2) in order to join the two parts by means of the corresponding nuts (6) which tighten the said plates together. The adjustment system makes it possible to adjust the position of the two plates (1 and 2) with respect to their movement on axes X, Y and Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: STEELROOT Portugal, LDA
    Inventor: Vasco Maria Marques Lito Velez Grilo
  • Patent number: 8534005
    Abstract: An adjustable and reversible pillar includes a reversible substantially rectangular parallelepiped pillar housing resting on a base. The first and second ends have corresponding first and second mounting flanges extending therearound. The housing is hollow. The mounting flanges each extend inwardly of the walls and into the cavity. Either of the first or seconds ends is adapted for mounting on the base. At least one of the housing walls is selectively removable. At least the upper surface of the base is sized to mate with the first or second ends of the pillar housing by mounting of the corresponding first or second mounting flanges onto the upper surface of base. Vertically adjustable feet are mounted to the lower surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Frederick Thomas, Cameron Kent West
  • Publication number: 20130192148
    Abstract: A leveling assembly for an interior wall system includes an elongate floor channel secured to the floor, a floor rail longitudinally disposed within the floor channel for supporting the wall panel, and levelers positioned along the floor channel. The levelers each include a base resting on the floor channel, a threaded rod projecting upwardly from the base, an outer threaded sleeve capable of telescoping movement over the threaded rod, and a threaded nut secured in an opening defined in a bottom surface of the floor rail. The threaded nut supports the floor rail. The levelers vertically space apart the floor rail from the floor channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Teknion Limited
    Inventor: Teknion Limited
  • Publication number: 20130192141
    Abstract: A demountable modular wall system including a series of individual glass panels that can be positioned adjacent to each other. Each of the individual glass panels is supported by a panel height adjustment mechanism that allows the height of each side of the glass panel to be adjusted. Each wall panel includes an upper trim section that is stationary relative to the movable glass panels. Each of the individual glass panels can include a stiffening channel to reinforce the vertical side edges of the glass panel. A vertical trim section can be attached to cover the panel joint between adjacent glass panels. A sliding door track can be attached to the top end of the wall panel to support a sliding door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Krueger International, Inc.
    Inventor: Krueger International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130152489
    Abstract: A leveling block for a wall construction system includes an upper surface, a lower surface, and a wall extending at least partially between the upper and lower surfaces and defining a leveling block void. A leveling plate engages the lower surface wherein the leveling plate includes a bore for receiving a threaded bolt having a contact surface and the threaded bolt extends into the leveling block void. The threaded bolt is adapted to be threaded to a desired position relative to the leveling plate to permit the contact surface to be positioned at a desired vertical position relative to the lower surface of the block such that the upper surface of the block is disposed substantially in a particular orientation when the block is placed on a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: MARK R. WEBER
  • Patent number: 8429860
    Abstract: A support structure for elevating a building surface above a fixed surface and having stability bracing to provide increased stability to the elevated building surface assembly. The support structure includes a plurality of support pedestals that are disposed in spaced-apart relation on a fixed surface. Stabilizing braces are attached to the central section of adjacent support pedestals to interconnect the support pedestals. The stabilizing braces may attach to the support pedestals using anchoring members that are anchored to the support pedestals. Interconnecting the support pedestals in such a manner creates a stable elevated building surface assembly that can be utilized in unstable environments, such as seismically active geographic areas. The support pedestals can be adjustable-height support pedestals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: United Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Kugler, Stephen J. Knight, III
  • Publication number: 20130036680
    Abstract: A mechanism for the adjustment of the vertical alignment of a panel member contained within an elongated channel section comprising; one or more means of clamping the panel member with an adjustable force; and one or more support means for supporting the panel member within the channel section; wherein the one or more means of clamping the panel member is arranged to adjustably tilt and secure the panel member so as to be maintained substantially vertically aligned even when the elongated channel section is secured to a surface which is not substantially horizontal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Angus Noble
  • Publication number: 20130000224
    Abstract: A wall panel of a moveable and demountable frameless wall panel system that is secured between a floor of a room and a ceiling rail secured to a ceiling of the room. The wall panel includes a frameless panel, an upper clamp assembly, a ceiling track configured to be removably inserted into the ceiling rail, a lower clamp assembly, a first height adjustment mechanism secured to the lower clamp assembly, a second height adjustment mechanism, and a bottom floor channel receiving the first height and second height adjustment mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Allsteel Inc.
    Inventors: Eberhard Von Hoyningen Huene, Michael Salzman, Anneke Struis
  • Patent number: 8297004
    Abstract: A method and device for supporting a structure above a fixed surface. The device can include a support pedestal whose height is adjustable through a range of heights without a substantial gap in the obtainable heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: United Construction Products
    Inventors: Stephen J. Knight, III, William E. Kugler
  • Patent number: 8256175
    Abstract: A stud for enabling a construction surface to be raised with respect to the ground, said stud comprising at least a first and second element, said first element comprising a first body mounted on a base intended to be placed on said ground, said second element comprising a second body, each of the bodies being provided with a screw thread for mutually engaging one in the other, thus forming an internal body and an external body, said external body being provided with an orifice giving access to the screw thread of the internal body, said stud also comprising a locking member arranged to lock the movement of the first body with respect to the second body in a plurality of positions, the locking member comprising first and second segments, said first segment being designed to pass through said orifice and be inserted between two successive grooves of the screw thread on the internal body, said second segment being designed to pass through said orifice and be interposed in a space provided in an internal wall of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Buzon Pedestal International S.A.
    Inventor: Claude Buzon
  • Publication number: 20120124919
    Abstract: A method of erecting a pylon of a wind power installation is provided. The method includes providing a foundation and placing a plurality of height adjusting units on the foundation. The height adjusting units are made substantially from a plastic material. A load distribution ring is placed on the plurality of height adjusting units. The load distribution ring is straightened and leveled by adjustment of the height adjusting units. A gap between the foundation and the load distribution ring is filled with a grouting material. A pylon segment is placed on the load distribution ring after the grouting material has reached a predetermined strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Markus Vogel, Jens Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8181399
    Abstract: A support structure for elevating a building surface above a fixed surface having stability bracing to provide increased stability to the structure. The support structure includes a plurality of support pedestals that are disposed in spaced-apart relation on a fixed surface. A plurality of braces are attached to adjacent support pedestals to interconnect the support pedestals. Interconnecting the support pedestals in such a manner creates a stable support structure that can be utilized in unstable environments, such as seismically active geographic areas. The support pedestals can be adjustable-height support pedestals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: United Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Knight, III, William E. Kugler
  • Patent number: 8112947
    Abstract: A pedestal head for a floor panel comprises includes a base for a lower part of a floor panel and an upper support for receiving an upper part of a floor panel. The pedestal head has a receiver or projection for receiving and locating a corresponding projection or receiver of the floor panel The pedestal head may be die formed from a single piece of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Kingspan Holdings (IRL) Limited
    Inventor: Bruce Mead
  • Patent number: 8028476
    Abstract: A pool leveling system uses a threaded bolt that interacts with a support surface to alter the vertical alignment of the individual wall panels used to construct a modular swimming pool. The threaded bolt is coupled to the wall panels through a mounting bracket attached directly to a flange on the wall panel or indirectly through a frame used to support the wall panels. The mounting bracket is preferably a substantially C-shaped bracket having a hole adapted to receive the threaded bolt. The vertical alignment of the wall panels is adjusted by advancing or retracting the threaded bolt with respect to the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket and threaded bolt are left in place and encased in concrete when the pool installation is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Michael R. Alford
  • Patent number: 8001733
    Abstract: A post adjustable in length as required. The post can be adjusted at any time during and after construction. The post can be used as an extension of a column which requires adjustment in length. The post can be used as a jack. The post is capable of withstanding compression, tension, and dynamic loading. The post can be used to provide support to beams and girders in a house frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Min Chen
  • Patent number: 7987637
    Abstract: An adjustable shim includes a first member having a fastener opening for attachment by a screw to a frame, and a protrusion defining a coaxial threaded opening spaced from the fastener opening. A second member has a protrusion telescopically mounted on the first member and has a hollow bolt threadably located in the threaded opening coaxial with the fastener opening. The head of the hollow bolt is accessible through the second member protrusion, so that a screw can pass through the bolt to the fastener opening, and the head of the bolt is restrained from axial movement relative to the second member, so that rotation of the bolt causes the first and second members to move telescopically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Patrick J. Smith
  • Patent number: 7921612
    Abstract: A method and device for supporting a structure above a fixed surface. The device can include a support pedestal whose height is adjustable through a range of heights without a substantial gap in the obtainable heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: United Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Knight, III, William E. Kugler
  • Patent number: 7918059
    Abstract: A deck system and pedestal for use in forming an elevated surface are provided. The pedestal for supports blocks, pavers, tiles, or panels a spaced distance above an underlying surface. The pedestal has a base, a reinforcement wall, a support, and a coupler with a flange. The base is at a lower end of the pedestal and has a plate extending outward from a post. The reinforcement wall extends between the plate and the post and has a first eyelet formed therein. The support is located at an upper end of the pedestal for supporting the blocks, pavers, tiles, or panels thereon. It is adjustably mounted relative to the base for altering an overall height of the pedestal. The coupler, having a flange is adjustably located between the support and the base for further altering the overall height of the pedestal. A plurality of spaced-apart second eyelets extend through the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: John Repasky
  • Patent number: 7861474
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall panel has a top frame structure defining an upward-opening channel extending lengthwise along the upper edge of the panel. An elongate header member is normally disposed within this channel. The header member is vertically slidably supported on supports fixed to the top frame structure so that the header member, in a storage position, is retained in the space. When the panel has been swung upwardly so that the upper edge is aligned below a preinstalled ceiling track, then the header member is manually displaced upwardly until the header telescopes over the ceiling track. A fixed connection is then formed between the header and the ceiling track to provide lateral stability at the upper edge of the wall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Leo Houle, Charine Ella Roy, Steven Charles McIlvenna
  • Patent number: 7814711
    Abstract: A leveling assembly for an interior wall system is disclosed. The wall system is composed of a number of wall panels configured for installation in a building having a ceiling and a floor. The assembly includes at least one elongate floor channel secured to the floor and a floor rail longitudinally disposed within the floor channel. The floor rail supports one or more of the wall panels. A number of levelers are positioned along the floor channel. The levelers permit the floor rail to be vertically spaced apart from the floor channel. The levelers are adjustable to level the floor rail in relation to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: TK Canada Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Milligan, Zoran Baic, Paul Kruger
  • Patent number: 7779591
    Abstract: Apparatus and processes that include tiles having an extending member that is disposed within a concavity on the bottom side of the tile and that extends a distance therefrom. The extending member may additionally be coupled to an anchor member disposed within the concavity on the bottom side of the tile. The extending member is set within a substrate such that it is held fast, thereby improving the bonding of the tile to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: StrongGo LLC
    Inventors: Georg R. Becker, Jeremiah A. Moore
  • Patent number: 7735278
    Abstract: Apparatus and processes that include a detectable warning tile having a top side with a plurality of protuberances forming a pattern or array and a second tile member disposed perpendicular to an edge of the detectable warning tile. The bottom side of both the detectable warning tile and the second tile member have at least one anchoring member embedded within a concavity in the bottom side, making the tile and tile member especially durable on platform edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: StrongGo LLC
    Inventors: Georg R. Becker, Jeremiah A. Moore
  • Patent number: 7516579
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a holder for fixedly attaching a panel to a substructure. The holder comprises a connection member capable of being fixedly connected non-rotatably to the substructure, a panel holder fixedly attached to the panel and a spacer element threadedly attaching the connection member to the panel holder. The spacer element can be axially adjusted and fixed relative to the connection member and the panel holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Dorma GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Kreyenborg, Rolf Rand, Thomas Vogler
  • Patent number: 7454869
    Abstract: A raised flooring system having a sub-work surface is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of pedestal assemblies, a plurality of base floor pads for placing and securing the pedestal assemblies, and a locking assembly for securing the pedestal assemblies to the base floor pads. The locking assemblies include a plurality of projections extending from the pedestal assemblies, a receiving aperture located in each of the base floor pads for receiving the projections in a first position, and a locking aperture in communication with the receiving aperture for locking the pedestal when in a second position to relative to the base floor pad. Inserting the projections into the receiving apertures and rotating the pedestals from the first position to a second position secure the pedestals to the base floor pads, one to another, thus providing exact registration of the pedestals for the ultimate installation of the work floor panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: David D. Owen
  • Patent number: 7165360
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention employ a modular room including a plurality of modular room components (e.g., anchor assemblies, upright assemblies, etc.). These anchor assemblies and upright assemblies can take different forms permitting assembly of a modular room or modular structure in different manners, and in some cases provide for interchangeable interior and exterior wall panels and components. In some embodiments, a bracket assembly is coupled to an substantially vertical elongated upright for improved strength and stability. Preferably, the anchor assembly has a base plate with at least one edge at an angle with respect to the rest of the base plate for additional strength. If desired, the vertical position of the upright with respect to the base plate can be adjusted. In some embodiments, one or more overhead trusses are used to stabilize the walls of a modular room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: L & P Property Management
    Inventor: Steven C. Thompson