Adjustable Pedestal Patents (Class 52/126.6)
  • Patent number: 11334080
    Abstract: In an embodiment a system includes: an automated vehicle configured to traverse a first predetermined path; and a sensor system located on the automated vehicle, the sensor system configured to detect a vertical obstacle along the first predetermined path along one or two floorboards ahead of the automated vehicle, wherein the automated vehicle is configured to traverse a second predetermined path in response to detecting the vertical obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Kang Hu, Cheng-Hung Chen, Yan-Han Chen, Feng-Kuang Wu, Hsu-Shui Liu, Jiun-Rong Pai, Shou-Wen Kuo
  • Patent number: 11325483
    Abstract: A plate is to be installed on an installation surface for supporting an object to be supported on the installation surface. The plate includes a plate part having a support surface for supporting the object to be supported, and an adjustment part attached to the plate part and capable of adjusting a height position of the support surface relative to the installation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akio Ueda
  • Patent number: 11299892
    Abstract: A head for supports of raised floors includes a support body having an upper surface shaped as a cavity partially counter-shaped to receive a spherical cap; a protrusion emerging from the upper surface of the support body and having a threaded side wall; a tilting element having in its upper part a flat surface for supporting building elements and in its lower part a portion partially shaped like a spherical cap configured to be laid on the support body, the tilting element having a through hole configured to receive the protrusion; and a ring nut having an inner surface and an outer lateral surface, the inner surface being threaded to mesh with the threaded portion of the side walls of the protrusion, the outer lateral surface being shaped to abut against the inner surface of the through hole in the tilting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Andrea Bassetto, Roderick Egli
  • Patent number: 11274463
    Abstract: There is provided a floor structure for a booth that is installed on an installation surface and that includes a side wall and a door through which a user enters and exits the booth. The floor structure includes a floor surface of a space that is enclosed by the side wall and in which a desk and a chair are placed on the floor surface and a fastener that fastens the floor surface to the installation surface and that is provided so as to be accessible. The floor surface is divided, outside a range of motion of the chair, into portions including a removable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Satoru Tsuto
  • Patent number: 11181226
    Abstract: An adjustable ground support beam for an LED display screen has a ground support beam body and two ground support feet, the ground support feet are respectively disposed at two ends under the ground support beam body to support the ground support beam body, each of the ground support feet includes a supporting base and a threaded rod screwed onto the supporting base, the threaded rod is rotatably disposed on the ground support beam body and limited in an upper and lower direction so as to move the supporting base along a lengthwise direction of the threaded rod by rotating the threaded rod to adjust the position of the supporting base. This improves the levelness of the LED display screen, and is convenient for quick installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Fabulux Technology Co., LTD
    Inventor: Shuiyuan Li
  • Patent number: 11168447
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paver supporting apparatus and generally includes a support structure having support surface, a modular grid, and a plurality of pavers positioned on the modular grid. The modular grid is positioned on and secured to the support surface and includes a body, an extension extending from one side of the body, and a plurality of fastener receiving passageways positioned through the body and the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hanover Prest-Paving Company
    Inventors: Kevin Repasky, Brian Repasky
  • Patent number: 11085202
    Abstract: In embodiments, the tarmac light fixture removal tool comprises a support base, a jack, a collar lifter, and a spacer. The tarmac light fixture removal tool may pull a collar of a light fixture. As a non-limiting example, the collar may be inset into a tarmac such that the top of the collar is flush with the tarmac or is below the level of the tarmac. The support base may rest upon the tarmac, straddling the collar. The collar lifter may removably couple to the collar. The spacer may push a plurality of hooks on the collar lifter outwards such that the plurality of hooks engage with a lip on the collar. The jack may push the collar lifter up relative to the support base when actuated, thus lifting the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Marzena Koronkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10934722
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a support system for raised flooring made with wooden boards and to the relative flooring obtained by this system. The supporting system is used for obtaining a floor with boards made of wood or similar material wherein the floor is elevated with respect to the reference ground. The supporting system includes a trampling plate and at least three supporting feet fixed to the plate in order to support the plate with respect to the reference ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DAKOTA GROUP S.A.S. DI ZENO CIPRIANI & C.
    Inventor: Zeno Cipriani
  • Patent number: 10927554
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to a tile-and-frame assembly installable in concrete that includes a modular frame and a top panel. The frame includes four corner supports and side supports. Each corner support includes: a side wall, a second side wall, a brace, and an anchor. Each side support includes: a side wall, a brace, and an anchor. At least four side supports are situated along a perimeter of the frame such that the four corner supports and the side supports situated along the perimeter of the frame define the perimeter of the frame, and such that the frame size is modular based on a cardinality of the side supports situated along the frame perimeter. The top panel is coupled to the frame. The top panel includes at least one tactile feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Donald L. Kimble
  • Patent number: 10900706
    Abstract: A double-telescoping leg leveler is provided having an upper member, a central member, and a foot. The upper member is adapted to attach the leveler to an appliance. The central member includes an external thread pattern and is adapted to rotatably couple the foot to the upper member. The internal thread patterns of the foot and central member include a distal end that is shaped to enable a retraction of the leveler. The internal thread patterns of the foot and the central member are also configured to prevent the foot and central member from becoming disengaged from the leveler when extending the leveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Mckenzie
  • Patent number: 10900240
    Abstract: A support for raised floors including a base for resting on a lower surface, an element for connecting and adjusting the local height of a raised floor, and a resting head for one or more tiles of the raised floor. The connecting and adjustment element has a first portion for providing floors that are inclined with respect to the lower surface. The connecting and adjustment element further includes a second portion, which lies opposite the first portion, for providing floors that are parallel to the lower surface. The first portion and the second portion interacting alternately with the head by rotating the element through 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PROGRESS PROFILES SPA
    Inventor: Dennis Bordin
  • Patent number: 10883279
    Abstract: A flooring element is provided for a raised floor including removable flooring panels and a supporting structure with a load bearing surface. The flooring element includes a warning element operable for moving between an inactive position in which the warning element is substantially concealed by the surface and an active position in which the warning element projects beyond the surface to form a visual hazard warning indicator. The flooring element may be for example a flooring panel, a stringer, a pedestal, an insert for a pedestal or an insert for inserting between a sub-floor void and a flooring panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah M. Drewery, Colin I. Holyoake, David J. Tolley, Julian D. Williams
  • Patent number: 10883278
    Abstract: System, device, and method of reinforcement for raised-floors and for equipment thereon. A system includes a vertical support member to fixedly connect to a top-tier of a raised-floor and to a bottom-tier of the raised floor. The vertical support member includes an internal rod surrounded by an external pipe. The internal rod and the external pipe are connected via a top-side cap and a bottom-side cap. A modular-length slanted support member is further connected to the vertical support member. The slanted support member is fixedly connected to the bottom-tier of the raised floor, or to another, neighboring, vertical support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DYNAMICA DESIGN LTD.
    Inventors: Rami Shahar, Jacob Glaubman, Anatoly Kovadlo
  • Patent number: 10865942
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, a process of fabricating a unitized container panel is disclosed. The unitized container panel is fabricated by forming a multilayer insulated panel, which has opposing external layers and an intermediate layer therebetween. The intermediate layer is a combination of an insulation material (e.g., vacuum insulated panel, aerogel, etc.), and a buffer material (e.g., a foam board, polystyrene, fiberglass, minerals, plastic, natural fibers, wood, plastic, etc.) that bounds the insulation material. Pressure is applied about the multilayer insulated panel for a predetermined process time, causing the external layers to encase the intermediate layer. After elapse of the predetermined process time, the pressure is released about the multilayer insulated panel, thereby resulting in a unitized container panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NEXGEN COMPOSITES LLC
    Inventors: Robin Banerjee, Robert L. Lapoint, Michael S. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 10844613
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paver supporting apparatus. The paver supporting apparatus has a pedestal with a top plate. A modular grid is positioned on the top plate and has a ballast receiving opening and a ballast is located in the ballast receiving opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hanover Prest-Paving Company
    Inventors: Kevin Repasky, Brian Repasky
  • Patent number: 10822948
    Abstract: A mine roof support comprises two or more frusto-conical, tubular sections, the sections each flared outwardly from an upper end to a lower end thereof, a skirt portion of a section being received and secured within a neck portion of a section below in a frictional fit to define an interior volume of the mine roof support. A solid, compressible, load-bearing material is located within the volume. Methods of installing a mine roof support and a pre-installation assembly for a mine roof support are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Burrell Mining Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Don C. Abel, Nicholas J. Tennant
  • Patent number: 10822750
    Abstract: According to a resilient platform assembly, a playing deck includes a plurality of horizontally disposed deck panels. Each deck panel of the plurality of horizontally disposed deck panels has a pair of foot flanges on the bottom of the deck panels. Receiving shoes are attached to the deck panels. The receiving shoes are configured to receive the foot flanges of the deck panels. A transverse member is perpendicular to the plurality of horizontally disposed deck panels. The transverse member includes a plurality of notches. Each notch of the plurality of notches is cut in the transverse member in a predetermined spacing pattern. The receiving shoes are installed in the notches and the deck panels are attached to the transverse member through the receiving shoes. Resilient mounts connect the transverse member to a support assembly and allow relative motion between the transverse member and the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Edward H. Easter
  • Patent number: 10815678
    Abstract: A flooring substrate system that uses one of three substrate components upon which various types of finish flooring may be attached above a deck structure. The deck structure may be open lumber framed or may be a waterproofed planar surface. Affixation of the flooring system may be by direct connection or by gravitational placement. Height and slope adjustable components interlock through a plunge, twist and locking teeth arrangement to form supporting members beneath the substrate components. A special fastening system is utilized between two of the substrate components to compensate for high wind lift load conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Phillip Busby
  • Patent number: 10787817
    Abstract: A system for mounting wall panels to an existing wall, includes a plurality of base assemblies adapted to be secured to the existing wall; a plurality of sliding support members slidably received in the base assemblies and adapted to be fixed therein by fastening members, each sliding support member including a central member slidably received within a respective base assembly, and at least one capture member extending from the central member; and a plurality of adjustment support members connected with the sliding support members for mounting the wall panels to the existing wall, wherein each adjustment support member includes an adjustment positioning member adjustably connected to a respective capture member; and wherein the at least one capture member includes a tubular member, and the at least one the adjustment positioning member includes a rod member adjustably received in the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 10731350
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a paver lockdown system that prevents strong wind from uplifting pavers from pedestals installed on rooftops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Yongzhi Yang
  • Patent number: 10704261
    Abstract: A building support column includes a lower assembly with a connection bracket that includes a bottom plate. A body that includes plastic defines an exterior perimeter about support rods that extend from the bottom plate of the connection bracket. An adjustment leg that includes a threaded portion is movable within a center hole of the body to define a distance between the foot and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Jack Walters & Sons, Corp.
    Inventors: Fredrick R. Gilbert, Daniel Pederson, Andrew Pritzl, Caynen Klessig
  • Patent number: 10704222
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to reinforcement devices, systems and methods for use in constructing new structures, including post frame structures. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to reinforcement devices, systems and methods for replacing traditional wood and/or precast concrete columns utilized in building a new construction foundation, with a height adjustable foundation column assembly constructed from a corrosion resistant material. The present disclosure also relates to reinforcement devices, systems and methods useful for reinforcing existing post frame structures, particularly those with framing elements requiring repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Philip J. Grussenmeyer, Steven Robert Beach
  • Patent number: 10689869
    Abstract: A method of reinforcing a structure comprising a wall built on a reinforced concrete stem wall may include removing concrete from the reinforced concrete stem wall at an exterior of the structure to expose the reinforcing material within the stem wall and create a space within the stem wall. A degraded portion of the of the reinforcing material may be removed. A hold-down may be partially disposed within the wall inserting, from below the wall, such that an upper portion of the hold-down is disposed within the wall and a lower portion of the hold-down extends into the space within the stem wall. A horizontal composite bar may be coupled to the exposed reinforcing material and to the lower portion of the hold-down. A cementitious material may be disposed in the space within the stem wall, around the lower portion of the hold-down, and around the horizontal composite bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Robert K. Brown
  • Patent number: 10508406
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing a metal pier installed in the ground. The device includes a device to provide lateral support to the pier and a shaft configured so that a force imposed, parallel to an axis of the pier, on the device is not imposed on the pier. A method of stabilizing a pier installed in ground to support a structure. The method includes determining the location of an unstable soil zone of the ground and a stable soil zone of the ground. The method also includes placing a stabilizing plate in the unstable soil zone to provide lateral support to the pier. A device configured to lift a foundation slab above the ground. The device includes a lifting bolt and apparatus that restricts lateral deflection of the pier when a torque is applied to the lifting bolt to raise the slab. A method of stabilizing soil around a pier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Tella Firma, LLC
    Inventors: Tony H. Childress, Steven Pingree, James Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10499532
    Abstract: An infrastructure floor tile for supporting and positioning a server rack in a datacenter includes a body including top, bottom and side surfaces and a first alignment surface on the top surface. The first alignment surface includes at least one of a projection and a recess. When a server rack is positioned on the first alignment surface of the infrastructure floor tile, the server rack is aligned by the first alignment surface relative to the body. N horizontal channels extend from one of the side surfaces to an opposite one of the side surfaces, where N is an integer greater than one. N vertical channels extending from the top surface of the body to the N horizontal channels, respectively. Power, cooling fluid and/or data lines are connected to the server rack through at least one of the N horizontal channels and at least one of the N vertical channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Andrew Keehn, Winston Allen Saunders, Sean James, Saurabh Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10486047
    Abstract: A green simulation apparatus having a configurable upper surface with a changeable contour may comprise a covering forming the upper surface and a plurality of vertically movable positioning elements forming an array on which the covering rests. Each positioning element has a head, a bottom element, and a support frame positioned between the head and bottom element. The support frame includes at least a first frame member and a second frame member each having opposite ends and being pivotally connected together at a cross-over point spaced from opposite ends of the frame members in a scissor-like configuration such that convergence of the frame members raises the head and divergence of the frame members lowers the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Full-Swing Golf, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Coffman
  • Patent number: 10356935
    Abstract: A cabinet installed in a data center is secured to the floor in the data center by a seismic kit to eliminate excessive deflection of the cabinet during a seismic event. The seismic kit includes a bracket and leveling leg clamps. The bracket is secured to the cabinet frame. The bracket has a first member and a second member with the second member extending upwards from the first member. The leveling leg clamps are secured to the first member of the bracket. The leveling leg clamps have a rectangular member with a cutout to receive leveling legs of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Roger D. Segroves, Alex C. Brouwer
  • Patent number: 10292289
    Abstract: An electrified wire containing a plurality of integrated hubs populated along the wire's span providing mechanical and electrical and data connectivity to an array of removable device platforms with IoT device assemblies whereas the devices assemblies operate in real time, are either networked or stand-alone, and can be placed where and when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel S. Spiro
  • Patent number: 10280628
    Abstract: The subject invention is related to a waffle slab with a plug. The waffle slab comprises a plurality of through holes from the top surface to the bottom surface thereof along its thickness direction, and at least one of the through holes has at least one stop-profile. The plug has at least one profile complementary to the at least one stop-profile of the through holes, so that when the plug is inserted into the at least one through hole, the plug sits on the at least one stop-profile and a top surface of the plug is flush with the top surface of the waffle slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: RUENTEX ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTON, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Samuel Yin, Kun-Jung Shu
  • Patent number: 10219404
    Abstract: A double-floor member includes at least one first guide rail (24) that is fixed to an upper surface and at least one first connecting member (27) that is movable in the longitudinal direction of the first guide rail (24) and is engaged with the first guide rail (24) so as not to be separated upward from the first guide rail (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SENQCIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Kobayashi, Katsura Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10155467
    Abstract: A system and method for lifting and moving a structure comprises at least two bolster assemblies configured to engage substantially opposing ends of the structure, a plurality of tensioned components extending between the bolster assemblies, applying a compressive force to clamp the bolster assemblies to the structure, and applying a lifting force to the bolster assemblies to lift the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: GroundFORCE IP, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Neatherlin
  • Patent number: 9976297
    Abstract: An anchor for mounting one or more solar modules to a roof is disclosed. The anchor can comprise a clamp body comprising a central surface and a first arm extending from the central surface. The first arm can have a first clamping face. The clamp body can be sized and shaped to receive one or more webs extending from one or more solar modules. The anchor can include a rotatable clamp device coupled to the clamp body, the rotatable clamp device configured to press a first web of the one or more webs against the first clamping face. The anchor can also include a rotatable height adjustment member coupled to the rotatable clamp device, the rotatable height adjustment member configured to raise or lower at least the clamp body. The rotatable clamp device and the rotatable height adjustment member can be configured to rotate about the same axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Danning
  • Patent number: 9951529
    Abstract: An elevated flooring surface assembly including surface tiles disposed on respective support plates, the corners of which in turn rest on support pedestals disposed upon a fixed surface with a predetermined spacing therebetween to provide for increased degrees of support of the surface tiles above the fixed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: United Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Kugler, Stephen J. Knight, III
  • Patent number: 9879434
    Abstract: A flooring module (100) for forming a temporary access floor comprises a base component (1) defining a cruciform channel formation (3, 4) for receiving cabling or the like. The channels (3, 4) have a floor (1A) defined by the base component and a removable channel cover (2). The channel cover (2) comprises one or more channel cover components for covering the channel formation, such that the channel formation and channel cover may combine to provide a closed channel for the cabling or the like. Removal of the cover (2) allows access to the channel formation from above, in use. The sides of the base component (1) define module connector clips (20, 21) for engaging with corresponding module connector clips on adjacent modules to lock the modules together in an array. The base component (1) defines retaining formations (13, 14) for engaging with and retaining the channel cover components over the channel formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: QLX Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael David Boyd, Mark Gray
  • Patent number: 9874036
    Abstract: A kit and method for constructing a building. The kit includes premanufactured support members configured to be assembled together into a framework for supporting a floor. The framework can be a grade level framework or above grade framework. Premanufactured floor deck planks can include leveling assemblies for leveling the planks on the framework and/or clamping assemblies for securing the planks to the framework. Filler material can be inserted into the gaps between the floor planks and frame members to provide further support. The framework can include an arrangement of trusses and connection assemblies for providing two-way support to floor deck planks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cannon Design Products Group, LLC
    Inventor: Ruofei Sun
  • Patent number: 9874029
    Abstract: An elevated flooring surface assembly including surface tiles disposed on respective support plates, the corners of which in turn rest on support pedestals disposed upon a fixed surface with a predetermined spacing therebetween to provide for increased degrees of support of the surface tiles above the fixed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: United Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Kugler, Stephen J. Knight, III
  • Patent number: 9808086
    Abstract: A seating arrangement system for securing the spacing of a predetermined arrangement of seating is provided. The seating arrangement system embodies a plurality of movable tiles forming a supporting surface for securing the predetermined arrangement of movable seats, wherein each tile associated with a vertical member of each seat is selectively pivoted to an opening configuration, exposing a base aperture into which the vertical member is secured. The remaining tiles being selectively maintained in the closed configuration, providing an even surface for traversing about the predetermined arrangement of movable seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Bobby Lee Stokeley
  • Patent number: 9752331
    Abstract: A support pedestal for adjustably supporting a building surface component above a fixed surface and including a base member having a base plate that is configured to be placed upon a surface, a support member having a support plate that is configured to support at least one building surface component, and an adjustment apparatus interconnecting the base member and the support member that facilitates adjustment of each of the base member and support member relative to the other of the base member and the support member in numerous manners. The adjustment apparatus includes a first connector receivable in a first receiver attached to and extending away from one of the base plate or support plate, a second connector attachable to the other of the base plate or support plate, and a shaft threadably interconnecting the base and support connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: United Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Kugler, Stephen J. Knight, III
  • Patent number: 9708818
    Abstract: Disclosed are a raised access floor panel material structure disposed on a floor of a structure, wherein a floor panel material of floor material capable of easily accommodating wires for power, computer and communication or devices such as air conditioning facilities etc. at its lower part is formed in an assembled manner by a floor consisting of combined unit panels and is conveniently laid on the a floor surface to form a neat floor panel and a method for forming the raised floor panel material structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Oh Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9670681
    Abstract: Anchoring member provided for being mounted on a support pedestal, which anchoring member comprises a plate provided with a notch extending as from a part of his border, which plate is provided for being partially entered in each time a cut-out situated in a lateral sidewall of a corner of a tile resting on the support pedestal, wherein the plate comprises a geometry essentially parallelogram shaped, said notch extending from a first corner located on a crossing of a first raising edge and a first horizontal edge of the parallelogram shaped geometry over essentially a quarter of the plate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: BUZON PEDESTAL INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Claude Buzon
  • Patent number: 9447572
    Abstract: A structure has a plate and a strengthening element made of high-strength concrete which increases the punching shear strength. The strengthening element is configured to have an annular shape and an opening. The strengthening element is made of multiple prefabricated segments which are arranged in an annular shape around the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HALFEN GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Ricker, Dirk Albartus, Frank Haeusler, Norbert Randl
  • Patent number: 9315999
    Abstract: An improved solar panel attachment system for a roof and method for its use include a pedestal that has a plurality of protrusions and keyways located along its bottom wall surface and extending along the length of the pedestal. The pedestal is placed into a paddy of foam adhesive laid along a roof underlayment and the keyways receive and engage with the expanding adhesive for bonding the pedestal directly to the roof without the need for mechanical fastening. The protrusions provide spacing between the bottom wall surface and the roof so that an adequate amount of foam adhesive resides between these wall surfaces and those structures. Attaching means are secured to the top wall surface so that the pedestal may be used to securely mount (or secure) a solar panel or other object to a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Graboski
  • Patent number: 9188271
    Abstract: A foundation system for receiving the load of a housing or at least one housing module of a self-service machine includes at least one base element, which has at least one support surface for a housing or for at least one housing module of a self-service machine. The base element includes a concrete body and at least one metal carrier element supported thereon, on which the least one support surface for a housing or housing module of a self-service machine is formed, and the metal carrier element can be leveled relative to the concrete body of the base element via at least one adjusting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventor: Franz Engelbert Haidvogl
  • Patent number: 9140325
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a suspension comprising a spring having a threaded member at a first end for providing axial movement to the spring as the spring is rotated and the threaded member moves relative to a second component. In one embodiment, the system includes a damper for metering fluid through a piston and a rotatable spring member coaxially disposed around the damper and rotatable relative to the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Cox, Michael David Marquez, Everet Owen Ericksen
  • Patent number: 9097005
    Abstract: The present invention provides a loft flooring system that, inter alia, comprises: a plurality of bridging supports each adapted to bridge between a substantially parallel pair of joists of a loft floor and having a first upright leg with a foot to mount onto a first of the joists and having, in use, a second upright leg with a foot to mount onto a second of the joists, and a spanning element therebetween defining a flooring surface or onto which flooring boards or flooring panels are laid, wherein each leg is initially separate and the spanning element is an initially separate beam that is mounted to the legs to span between the joists. The system is comparatively straightforward and efficient to install and, where needed, uninstall and also is robust and stable. With special support arms on the legs or hung from the spanning element it can also greatly facilitate discrete management of pipe-work and cabling below the raised floor too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Piers St. John Spencer Galliard Cave, Paul Andrew Godfrey, David John Lennan
  • Patent number: 9038324
    Abstract: An elevated building surface assembly including a plurality of surface tiles, a plurality of support pedestals disposed in spaced-apart relation on a fixed surface and having a support plate with a top surface operatively supporting the surface tiles in horizontally spaced-apart relation, and a plurality of elongate restraining members configured to restrict movement of the surface tile(s) in directions away from first and second adjacent support pedestals and/or relative to one or more adjacent surface tiles to advantageously limit movement or displacement of the surface tile(s) that may otherwise occur due to uplift forces (e.g., generated by winds and/or the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: United Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Kugler, Stephen J. Knight, III
  • Patent number: 9027308
    Abstract: A tile alignment and leveling device for aligning and leveling tiles as they are being secured to a substrate. The device includes a flexible member, a bottom plate, and an intermediate member. The intermediate member spaces the flexible member and bottom plate a predetermined vertical distance. The flexible member has a first end and a second end. The first end is pivotally combined with the intermediate member thereby allowing the flexible member to pivot between a first position and a second (downward) position. In use and in its second position, the flexible member second end exerts force against the top of the tiles to help align and level the tiles as they are secured to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Davinci Italia/USA Group
    Inventors: Edward A. Kufner, Ralph Burgin
  • Patent number: 9003721
    Abstract: Provided is a leveling arrangement for a tower, which leveling arrangement comprises a leveling ring realized for placement between a tower foundation and the tower; and a leveling apparatus, which leveling apparatus comprises a connection means for detachably connecting the leveling apparatus to the leveling ring during a leveling procedure; and a number of adjustment legs, wherein an adjustment leg is realized to effect a displacement of the leveling ring relative to the tower foundation during the leveling procedure; along with a method of providing a level mounting interface for a tower; and a method of erecting a wind turbine tower; and a wind turbine tower assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Martin Johan Smith Jensen
  • Patent number: 8955276
    Abstract: The raised flooring apparatus and system may be used to construct a raised floor directly onto joists while accommodating commonly accepted building practices utilizing 16? and 24? center to center joist spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Steven James Wall, Lenny J McCall
  • Publication number: 20150033640
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for building cylindrical structures, preferably made of metal, on the basis of the construction methods referred to as “a method which begins the assembly by the top structure”, which provides high levels of safety in the various steps to be carried out. The method uses a shaping device for shell sheets, at least one stationary cabin for vertically aligning and welding sheets, movable cabins for horizontally welding the inside and outside, and supporting base devices which in combination provide a safe and comfortable working environment for the operators, as well as greater speed and finish quality for the tank to be built, even under harsh weather conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Marcelo Richardo Cantoni, Sebastián Cantoni