Combined Patents (Class 52/173.1)
  • Patent number: 10721827
    Abstract: An enclosure disposed in an ambient environment can include at least one wall that forms a cavity. The enclosure can also include at least one electrical device disposed within the cavity. The enclosure can further include at least one illuminated viewing system disposed in the at least one wall. The at least one illuminated viewing system can include a window disposed in the at least one wall. The at least one illuminated viewing system can also include at least one light source assembly that directs light within the cavity in which the at least one electrical device is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Francis Scarlata, Jesse Wade Taylor, Joseph Michael Manahan, Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena
  • Patent number: 10711479
    Abstract: A wind mitigation device includes one or more posts extending upward from the roof of a building and having a cross-sectional shape of an airfoil. The airfoil posts may be aligned in the same direction, or all facing outward along the periphery. The airfoil posts may be of the same or differing sizes. The amount of force holding a roof down generated by a plurality of airfoil posts is correlated with the total surface area of the entire airfoil post system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Sara Kaufman, Nadine Leonard
  • Patent number: 10684488
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively viewing a projection includes a first pane having a top margin and a bottom margin, an angled panel having a top edge and a bottom edge, wherein one of the top edge and the bottom edge is situated proximate the first pane; and a projector configured to project onto one of the first pane and the angled panel. The first pane and the angled panel are spatially connected by a rim at the top and bottom margins of the first pane and the top and bottom edges of the angled panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Newtonoid Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Fielding B. Staton
  • Patent number: 10612259
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle maintenance dock including: a work space provided to elongate in a first direction, and formed to be dug in a predetermined depth with respect to a ground surface, and is provided to have an opened upper surface; and a plurality of vehicle support modules provided to shield one side of the opened upper surface of the work space and guiding a maintenance target vehicle to enter in a second direction inclined to the first direction and provided so that a maintenance target area of the maintenance target vehicle is exposed to the work space and continuously arranged in the first direction and arranged to be parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Yong Man Lee
  • Patent number: 10589183
    Abstract: Method, modules and a system formed by connecting the modules for controlling payloads are disclosed. An activation signal is propagated in the system from a module to the modules connected to it. Upon receiving an activation signal, the module (after a pre-set or random delay) activates a payload associated with it, and transmits the activation signal (after another pre-set or random delay) to one or more modules connected to it. The system is initiated by a master module including a user activated switch producing the activation signal. The activation signal can be propagated in the system in one direction from the master to the last module, or carried bi-directionally allowing two way propagation, using a module which revert the direction of the activation signal propagation direction. A module may be individually powered by an internal power source such as a battery, or connected to external power source such as AC power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10568246
    Abstract: A hot/cold aisle air containment system includes a frame structure, at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure, and a header panel assembly. The frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space and includes at least one horizontal member. The header panel assembly is installed between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member of the frame structure to prevent circulation of air above the enclosure. The header panel assembly includes a pair of panels. A first of the pair of panels is adjustable horizontally relative to a second of the pair of panels, and the pair of panels, together, are adjustable vertically relative to the least one horizontal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Krietzman, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 10090800
    Abstract: Solar panel installation systems are disclosed that reduce or eliminate the need for large, costly rails for mounting solar panels on an installation surface. The systems may include an array of framed solar modules supported above an installation surface using a number of height-adjustable base members. Adjacent solar modules in the array may be coupled to one another at or near their corners using module links that can structurally couple the frames of the adjacent solar modules together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sunrun South LLC
    Inventors: Greg McPheeters, Geno Viscuso
  • Patent number: 9955616
    Abstract: A hot/cold aisle air containment system includes a frame structure, at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure, and a header panel assembly. The frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space and includes at least one horizontal member. The header panel assembly is installed between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member of the frame structure to prevent circulation of air above the enclosure. The header panel assembly includes a pair of panels. A first of the pair of panels is adjustable horizontally relative to a second of the pair of panels, and the pair of panels, together, are adjustable vertically relative to the least one horizontal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Krietzman, Jose Arturo Garza, Jr., Richard Evans Lewis, II
  • Patent number: 9938761
    Abstract: A thermally-broken ornamental door includes a thermally-broken door and a thermally-broken jamb through which thermal transfer is greatly minimized. The thermally-broken door includes an outer panel and an inner panel that are minimally connected through a plurality of door bridging strips. The thermally-broken jamb includes an outer jamb frame and an inner jamb frame that are minimally connected through a plurality of jamb bridging strips. An insulating foam panel is present between the outer panel and the inner panel while an insulating foam core is present between the outer jamb frame and the inner jamb frame. A window assembly is hingedly mounted into the thermally-broken door and includes a retaining spacer frame that minimizes thermal transfer from an exterior environment to an inner window frame through a glass panel of the window assembly. The retaining spacer frame additionally provides structural support to the glass panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Aneel Nadeem Siddiqui, Ahmed Nadim Siddiqui, Imran Ahmed Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9825581
    Abstract: A mounting system for supporting a plurality of photovoltaic modules on a sloped support surface, such as a sloped roof, is disclosed herein. The mounting system may include one or more support surface attachment devices, each support surface attachment device configured to attach one or more photovoltaic modules to a support surface; and one or more module coupling devices, each module coupling device configured to couple a plurality of photovoltaic modules to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolibrium Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian James Wildes
  • Patent number: 9708828
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for protecting humans as well as individual objects from tornadoes and other naturally occurring dynamic atmospheric vortex structures are described. Active protective systems interact with such vortex structures leading to destabilization and destruction of the vortex structures. The energy required for the destabilization and destruction of the vortex structure is taken from the energy from the vortex structure itself. The method requires no external energy sources for destabilization and destruction of vortex structures such as tornadoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Alexey Varaksin, Arkady Rozenshteyn, Mikhail Romash, V. Kopeitsev
  • Patent number: 9571030
    Abstract: A solar module has a plurality of solar panels framed within a frame member having side frame members connected to end frame members. Each side frame member and end frame member have a groove and a channel, and side frame members also have an elongated flange that raises up the solar panel a distance to allow cooling air to pass under the solar panel. Framed solar panels are connected to lengthwise support members having top, bottom and side channels, such as T-slots. These channels allow for easy adjustment and compensates for variability in the installation process. Each solar panel is connected to the lengthwise support members by way of legs. To connect adjacent solar panels to the lengthwise support members, a pair of legs, one long leg and one short leg, are stacked on top of one another and fastened to the lengthwise support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Keith Allen Kube, Mike Lawrence, James L. Law
  • Patent number: 9539883
    Abstract: A window assembly includes an outer window panel, an inner window panel, a conductive layer disposed at an inner surface of the inner window panel, a spacer element, and a roller shade disposed within an interpane cavity established between the inner and outer window panels by the spacer element. The roller shade has an end fixedly attached at an anchor stop along a perimeter portion of the spacer element. A dielectric layer is disposed between the roller shade and the conductive layer. The roller shade is electrically deployable to coil and uncoil between a coiled light transmitting condition and an at least partially uncoiled light attenuating condition. The roller shade is electrically operable via applying a voltage at the transparent conductive layer and at the anchor stop to uncoil the roller shade from the coiled light transmitting condition to the at least partially uncoiled light attenuating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Darin J. Snider, Norman B. Warren
  • Patent number: 9469992
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrical systems. The present invention relates more particularly to electrical wiring systems suitable for use in roofing applications. One aspect of the invention is a wiring system on a roof comprising a roof deck having a slope and one or more roofing elements disposed on the roof deck, the wiring system including one or more wires extending along the roof on top of the roofing elements; and a wire covering disposed over the one or more wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Chihlas, Christopher C. Fisher, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9458662
    Abstract: A fenestration assembly is described. The fenestration assembly includes: (1) a layer of film; (2) a frame having a first surface and a second surface, which is opposite to the first surface, the first surface substantially surrounding and having secured thereon the film and the frame having a thickness such that when the second side is fitted onto a window or a window frame, the thickness of the frame defines a space between the film and the window; and (3) wherein said film is a low-emittance film having an emissivity equal to or less than 0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Clear Wall Corporation
    Inventor: Normand Marchand
  • Patent number: 9276518
    Abstract: A plurality of support structures that may be secured to a surface and may support panels, such as solar modules. The support structures may include a first side that forms a channel and a second side that forms a support flange. A first edge of a panel may be placed within the channel and a second opposing edge of the panel may be secured to the support flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Pantel
  • Patent number: 9166526
    Abstract: A solar panel rack may comprise one or more sheet metal brackets configured to attach solar panels to the solar panel rack. The sheet metal brackets may include clinching tabs configured to be clinched to features on the solar panels to attach the solar panels to the solar panel rack. The sheet metal brackets may further include protrusions configured to facilitate electrical contact between the brackets and the solar panels when the clinching tabs are clinched to features on the solar panels. The sheet metal brackets may additionally or alternatively include positioning tabs configured to contact features on the solar panels to position the solar panels in desired locations on the solar panel rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL ORIGAMI, INC.
    Inventors: Max W. Durney, Keith A. Bell
  • Patent number: 9133658
    Abstract: A sound attenuating covering for an architectural opening is provided. The covering may include a frame, a first shade, and a second shade. The frame may include opposing side members, each defining an opposing channel extending along at least a portion of the side member. The first shade may be positioned forward of the frame and may define a plurality of horizontally-extending, transversely-collapsible cells. The second shade may be positioned rearward of the first shade and may be slidably received within the channels of the side members. The first and second shades may be operably coupled to a roller and may move in conjunction with one another across the architectural opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Ko Kuperus, Fabian Ruffo
  • Patent number: 9061941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inorganic board comprising a base layer containing magnesium-based inorganic materials and phase change materials, and to a method for producing the board. The inorganic board of the present invention employs magnesium-based inorganic materials instead of plaster used in conventional boards, and thus improves the strength and water resistance thereof as compared to conventional plaster boards. Accordingly, the board of the present invention is formed so as to be thin, and the content of the phase change materials in the base layer increases by the superior blending ratio of magnesium-based inorganic materials and phase change materials, thus maintaining the indoor temperature of the structure constructed by the board of the present invention at a comfortable level. Therefore, the inorganic board of the present invention can be effectively used in interior materials or the like for a building, which require strength and water resistance properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gilho Kang, Seongchan Park, Sung Seock Hwang, Jong-won Chung
  • Publication number: 20150143760
    Abstract: A roof vent for supporting a solar panel is provided. The roof vent includes a vent member and a solar panel support element. The vent member is sized and shaped to mimic the appearance of a roof cover element. The vent member includes an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion separated from the lower portion by a gap. The solar panel support element is attached to the vent member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory S. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20150135613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an eco-friendly structure capable of reducing strong wind pressure and a method for manufacturing the structure and, more specifically, to an eco-friendly structure capable of reducing strong wind pressure and storing rainwater and a method for manufacturing the structure, wherein: the structure is installed in order to protect various structures being used in farming and fishing villages, and fruit trees, temporary buildings or vehicles on a road, or rail and port facilities, in case of the occurrence of a typhoon or strong wind pressure; hexagonal blocks are manufactured using waste concrete (stone) and waste plastic, which are construction and industrial waste; and a plurality of the manufactured hexagonal blocks are vertically and horizontally stacked in one or two rows in order to protect from a typhoon and strong wind pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: HOLE IN ONE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Young Kim, Jong Pil Chun
  • Publication number: 20150136206
    Abstract: A concrete roof tile having a panel-shaped base body made from cast material, is characterized in that the base body is furnished with at least two holes in which wires are routed. This facilitates the use thereof in conjunction with a solar panel. In a method for manufacturing a concrete roof tile, a clay or concrete roof tile is digitised, the model is modified in such manner that a flat surface is created on an upper side thereof to enable a solar module to be mounted thereon, a mould is prepared from the model, in which concrete roof tile base bodies are cast, and one solar module is fastened to each base body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Ecomol AG
    Inventor: Cornelius Paul
  • Publication number: 20150128507
    Abstract: A post sleeve includes a reinforced concrete body preformed around a liner that defines a cavity extending longitudinally within the body, sized to receive a post. Standoff ribs run lengthwise within the cavity and extend inward from inner walls of the cavity. A post in the cavity is supported laterally by the standoff ribs. Drain channels between the ribs permit water to flow past the post and exit the cavity via a lower aperture. A drain tube is coupled to the lower aperture, and extends downward where it is covered with gravel at the bottom of a post hole. Concrete is poured around the post sleeve in the hole. The cavity is adaptable to receive posts of varying sizes, and at various depths. A collar closes a space between the post and the top of the cavity, permitting air circulation within the cavity while shedding water and substantially preventing insects from entering the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: N. Eric Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20150128508
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a room dividing element, especially for use in open-plan offices. It is the object of the invention to provide a room dividing element for an open-plan office, which is able to specifically protect a cubicle from acoustic disturbances. To solve this task, there is provided a room dividing element for an open-plan office having at least one frame element that is usually positioned horizontally or vertically, which is configured as a sound absorber. Such a frame element is located at an open-end side of a separation wall of the room dividing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Zickmantel
  • Publication number: 20150121779
    Abstract: A roofing assembly disposed on an underlying support comprising an underlayment assembly disposed in a securing relation to the underlying support. A conduit assembly is disposed on the underlayment assembly and structured to define a path of fluid flow. The path of fluid flow extends along at least a majority portion of said underlayment assembly. The conduit assembly is disposed in a single, continuous, looped relation to the underlayment assembly. A plurality of pan tiles are partially disposed in a confronting relation to the underlayment assembly. At least some of the plurality of pan tiles are partially disposed in an overlying relation to at least a portion of the conduit assembly. The plurality of pan tiles are disposed to have a predetermined spacing in between each other, which is disposed to receive at least a portion of the conduit assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Efrain Arguelles
  • Patent number: 9010038
    Abstract: A roof mounting system is mounted to roofing tile. The roof mounting system includes a first bracket portion having a first elongate portion, a first hook portion and a first leg. The first hook portion engages a first side of the roofing tile. The roof mounting system also includes a second bracket portion having a second elongate portion, a second hook portion and a second leg. The second hook portion engages a second side of the roofing tile. The roof mounting system further includes a slotted plate that connects the first and the second bracket portions by engaging the first and the second legs. The roof mounting system further includes a standoff connected to either the first bracket portion or the slotted plate. The standoff supports one or more components on the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Vermont Slate & Copper Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Cecil Stearns, Alexander Grant Bornemann
  • Patent number: 9003739
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aerodynamic wind deflector for use with pitched panels or structures mounted on horizontal, flat surfaces. More particularly, the invention relates to a wind deflector, including a contoured surface, for deflecting aerodynamic forces away from a pitched structure, such as a solar panel, mounted to a horizontal, flat surface, such as a roof top, wherein the structure is subjected to such aerodynamic forces. The wind deflector may further include a customized fin or fins as part of the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Youngstown State University
    Inventors: Ganesh V. Kudav, Yogendra M. Panta
  • Patent number: 8991113
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for sealing a vehicle cargo area to a loading dock. The method includes a step of providing a sealing element. The sealing element includes a mounting surface adapted to sealingly mate against a loading dock, an inner sealing surface at a transverse angle relative to the mounting surface, an outer sealing surface opposing the inner sealing surface and at a transverse angle relative to the mounting surface, and an impact-absorbing surface approximately parallel to the mounting surface. The method further includes the steps of contacting the impact-absorbing surface with a rear face of the vehicle cargo area, deforming the inner sealing surface away from the loading dock, and sealing the inner sealing surface against an inside wall of the vehicle cargo area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: DL Manufacturing
    Inventor: Donald L. Metz
  • Publication number: 20150059265
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to accessories which are attached to the support grid members of a grid framework system. The accessories are a means to insulate electrified conductors attached to the support grid members from other conductive items located proximate thereto, a management device for cables and wires, and a retention device for fixedly attaching a component to the grid framework system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: JERE W. MYERS, TODD M. BERGMAN, BRIAN T. PATTERSON, JAE A. EISENHOWER, BRETT SAREYKA
  • Publication number: 20150052832
    Abstract: A hotel room with furniture arranged for optimal television viewing from a bed and another location, such as a sofa or second bed. Furniture pieces are connected or closely aligned together and are arranged so that they provide premium viewing for a television, regardless of a location of a person within the hotel room. To this end, embodiments utilize furniture arrangements where the bed and/or sofa are turned at an angle to the walls of the room, and the room is laid out efficiently to account for this different design affect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew James McLoughlin, Sangeetha Ramkumar, Thomas Zachary Lloyd, Sally Kyoko Halls, Luke Neil Pearson, Nick Stanley Borg Carpenter, Jack Charles Cheatle, Timothy Robert Jones
  • Patent number: 8950127
    Abstract: A wind turbine station for generating electricity comprising a multi floor structure having open framing. The open framing comprising at least two spaced-apart, open, vertical frames, the frames each made primarily of uncovered beams and columns. The station has a plurality of vertically spaced, horizontal, interior platforms forming the floors of the structure, each interior platform extending between and joined to both of the frames over the length of the frames. Wind turbines are mounted on the structure about the outer periphery of each platform. The wind turbines face outwardly and are each operatively connected to a generator to produce electricity. In a preferred embodiment, the structure has an annular shape with an outer cylindrical or polygonal prism frame and an inner cylindrical or polygonal prism frame spaced from the outer frame. The interior platforms have a flat, ring shape. The invention includes a method for building the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Haisam Yakoub
  • Publication number: 20150033642
    Abstract: A reconfigurable space system and components therefore which can be reconfigured to accommodate sleeping space, entertainment space, work space, kitchen space, dining space and various combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: LeRoy Bryan Johnson, Bruce Williams Thompson, Kevin Darrell Swanson, Peter Davis Mitchell, Gabriel M. VanGessel, Anthony M. VanGessel, Michael Robert VanGessel, Brian Lee LaHaie
  • Patent number: 8943757
    Abstract: A data center module is a data center that can be prefabricated using generally standardized off-the-shelf components, and quickly assembled on a collocation site where a shared central facility is provided. The data center module is typically configured to be deployed with other identical data center modules around the central facility both in side-to-side and/or in back-to-back juxtapositions, typically without the need for interleaving space between adjacent modules in order to maximize real estate use. Each data center module typically comprises harden party walls, several floors for accommodating all the necessary electrical and cooling subsystems and for accommodating all the computing machinery (e.g. servers). Though all the data center modules share similar physical configuration, each data center module can be independently customized and operated to accommodate different needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vert.com Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Parizeau, Éric Mateu-Huon, Philippe Savard
  • Publication number: 20150027068
    Abstract: A pre-assembled tower base assembly for a wind turbine configured for transportation to a wind turbine site is disclosed. The tower base assembly includes a tubular side wall defining an internal volume, a first flange portion at a first end of the tubular side wall, a second flange portion at a second end opposite the first end, and a down-tower electrical assembly installed within the internal volume of the tubular side wall. The first flange portion is configured to couple to a foundation. The second flange portion is configured to couple to a tower section. Further, the first and second flanges define a maximum longitudinal extension therebetween. The maximum longitudinal extension is a maximum height permitted for rail or truck transport. As such, the tower base assembly is configured for transportation in an upright position to a wind turbine site with the down-tower electrical assembly pre-assembled within the internal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Colwyn Mark Sayers, William Francis Gevers
  • Publication number: 20150013245
    Abstract: An air mixing system includes a building superstructure having an open space therein and an attic. An air mixing unit mounted to the ceiling draws air from the open space and the attic, mixes the air and discharges the mixed air outwards from the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: VALCO COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventor: Philip E. RISSER
  • Publication number: 20150007508
    Abstract: An insulation element and a structural system including such an element, wherein the insulation element includes: pedestals, the top surface of which is suitable for bearing a floor panel to be placed on top of the pedestals; and a substantially continuous surface between the pedestals. The continuous surface and the pedestals are fabricated in one piece in the same process from at least one heat insulating material. The mutual layout of the pedestals and the continuous surface is implemented in such a way that onto the substantially continuous surface, through spaces between the pedestals, at least on top of the substantially continuous surface can be pulled installation cables and, in addition, possibly also installation hoses or tubes across the support foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jarkko VALTANEN
  • Patent number: 8925284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a building panel. The building panel includes a core including first geopolymer concrete. One or more protective layers are located adjacent the core. Each protective layer includes second geopolymer concrete of greater density than the first geopolymer concrete. In one embodiment, passages are defined along which air can move within the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Halok Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Andrew Wilfred Reid
  • Publication number: 20150000218
    Abstract: A vertical wall mount system is provided that is easily installed in a perfectly level and plumb manner and is further cable of being design to be completely waterproof, interchangeable and customizable to include endless additional features. The vertical wall mount system includes two main components: a sub-frame assembly and a panel frame assembly. The sub-frame assembly includes mounting clips for pivotal attachment to a wall frame, such as, a standard 2×4 stud. Horizontal wall rails are mounted on the mounting clips to create the sub-frame assembly. The horizontal wall rails are designed to support a panel assembly on the horizontal wall rails, which may, for example, include a tile panel. The panel assembly includes a panel frame secured to the back side of the panel, which panel assembly is designed to hang on the horizontal wall rails of the sub-frame assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Richard WHITE
  • Publication number: 20150000216
    Abstract: A portable modular building structure that includes a plurality of sections assembled adjacent one another. The sections include molded fiberboard panels, that optionally include interior plenums. In an embodiment, each panel has an upwardly curving profile, and mirror-image sections are attached to one another via a fastener, that may include tape or other mechanical fastener. The sections are positioned end to end, with the number of sections determining the overall length of the structure. An optional end section of the structure may include wedge shaped sections positioned end to end, forming a curved end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Noble
  • Publication number: 20140360110
    Abstract: A protective structure for tables comprises an external frame placed around the table defining a security distance between the external frame and the table, and the protective structure further comprises protecting means including at least one beam blocker, said at least one beam blocker being preferably placed vertically on said external frame. The protective structure permits isolation of the optical table from vibrations, heat and/or air flow produced by other equipment used during the experiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Xavier Menino Pizarro
  • Publication number: 20140325923
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to electrical systems. The present invention relates more particularly to electrical wiring systems suitable for use in roofing applications. One aspect of the invention is a wiring system on a roof comprising a roof deck having a slope and one or more roofing elements disposed on the roof deck, the wiring system including one or more wires extending along the roof on top of the roofing elements; and a wire covering disposed over the one or more wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Chihlas, Christopher C. Fisher, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8857112
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lightweight modular structure that can be transported to the surface of a celestial body in one rocket payload, and assembled rapidly by two robots. The structure is airtight, thermally insulated, resistant to micro-meteoroid penetration, provides radiation shielding, includes an airlock, and is capable of being pressurized and equipped with life support systems. When assembled on celestial bodies with gravity up to 40% of Earth's gravity, the structure can be buried under two meters of extraterrestrial material to provide additional thermal insulation, radiation protection, and protection against micrometeoroid penetration. The structure can be assembled in different configurations, and may include windows, modular walkways to connect a plurality of structures, and hangar-style doors to accommodate passage of large items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne Neville White
  • Patent number: 8839569
    Abstract: A modular datacenter facility is constructed with a set of building modules of different types of functionality to form an entire datacenter facility having a standardized pre-approved architectural design and layout. All instances of a particular type of building module will have approximately a same floor plan and architectural design. An initial set of building modules can be built upon a parcel of land, and then as needs of space and additional capacity of the modular datacenter facility increase, then at a future point in time additional building modules of the different types can be rapidly added to the initial set of building modules. The building modules of the different types use one or more connecting corridors architected into at least a first type of building module and corresponding aligned doorways between both building modules to interconnect two building modules adjacent and abutted to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Compass Datacenters, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Crosby, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140260003
    Abstract: A wall structure for a building, comprising a cavity (10) for allowing air to flow through the structure between the building's interior and exterior, between the wall structure's inner (2) and outer layers (4). An electricity generating member (20) for generating electricity using heat transfer is located for transferring heat from the building's exterior to interior when exposed to relatively warm external conditions (THOT) and from the building's interior to exterior when exposed to relatively cooler external conditions (TCOLD). The electricity generating member (20) being located for promoting an energy transfer with air within the cavity (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Esam ELSARRAGE, Yousef AL-HORR
  • Publication number: 20140259998
    Abstract: A solar ridge vent includes an elongated laterally flexible panel having edge portions and ventilation grids extending along the edge portions. Channel members extend along the edge portions of the panel and define channels that have channel openings facing inwardly. The channels are sized to receive edges of auxiliary components to hold the auxiliary components on the ridge vent. The auxiliary components may be ridge cap shingles, slate cap shingles, light emitting emergency location panels, or fluid heating panels. In a preferred embodiment, solar power generating panels are configured to be mounted on the ridge vent with its edges held in the channels. A remote electrical box has chargeable batteries, a power inverter, and an AC outlet to provide electrical power in an emergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Sudhir Railkar, Walter Zarate, Matti Kiik
  • Publication number: 20140259978
    Abstract: An antenna tower structure for wireless communication antennas includes an antenna cupola mounted on a tower based on at least one standardized ISBU shipping container that has been modified and erected to stand upright on a foundation. The modifications may include longitudinal reinforcements along at least two longitudinal edges of the container, mounting hardware at the two ends of the container, an access door on a side of the container, an access hatch in the upper end of the container, a ladder extending longitudinally inside the container, and a floor extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the container. The container provides a weather-protected climate-controlled interior space for sheltering electronics equipment. The cupola has antennas installed on at least one level, and may include shutters, a clock, a bell etc. to hide the antennas and disguise the tower. The exterior of the structure may be finished to match surrounding buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Chadwick J. Walton
  • Publication number: 20140259995
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lightweight modular structure that can be transported to the surface of an extraterrestrial mass in one rocket payload, and assembled rapidly by two robots. The structure is airtight, thermally insulated, resistant to micro-meteoroid penetration, includes an airlock, provides radiation shielding, and is capable of being pressurized and equipped with life support systems. The structure is designed to bear the exterior load of being buried under one to two meters of extraterrestrial material on extraterrestrial masses with gravity up to 40% of Earth's gravity, a configuration that can provide additional thermal insulation, additional radiation protection, and additional protection against micrometeoroid penetration. The structure can be assembled in different configurations, and may include one or more windows, and hangar-style doors at one or both ends to accommodate passage of large items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne Neville White
  • Publication number: 20140259997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a life to waste to energy complex. In particular, the present invention comprises a work/living complex capable of highly efficiency resource allocation, use, and recycling or all community waste streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PLACE, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth BOWLING, Christopher VALESCO
  • Publication number: 20140259996
    Abstract: A roofing product can include a substrate and a heater. The roofing product may be placed along portions of a roof where heat can help to reduce the likelihood of water freezing into ice while along a roof. In an embodiment, a hinge can be used in a roofing product to aid in folding of the roofing product or to retain a non-planar shape of the roofing product. The roofing product may or may not include a self-adhesive backing. A roofing product can include plurality of heaters that can provide sufficient heating should a particular heater fail. Method of fabricating the roofing product can be adapted for a fabrication line that can operate continuously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Certain Teed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. JENKINS, Stephen A. KOCH, Gregory F. JACOBS
  • Patent number: 8835744
    Abstract: A solar cell module having a solar cell panel with strings of electrically-coupled solar cells arranged in a row includes one or more lead wires that electrically couple the strings and a junction box. The one or more lead wires are arranged such that they do not overlap with each other and such that one or more of the lead wires includes a portion that overlaps and does not electrically connect to interconnector of a string. The lead wires include an interconnector connection part connected to a respective string interconnector, and the interconnector connection parts of the lead wires are arranged in a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sanghwan Park