Having A Fixed Pane And A Movable Pane Patents (Class 52/204.51)
  • Patent number: 10054331
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air vent for mounting directly to an exterior wall of a structure to allow air flow from an interior space of the structure to the ambient environment. The air vent comprises a body comprising an opening and a siding portion disposed below the opening. The air vent further comprises a first siding piece secured to the siding portion that is substantially similar to the siding of the exterior wall. The air vent further comprises a damper moveably engaged with the body between a closed position where the damper blocks air flow thru the opening and an open position where the damper allows air flow thru the opening. The air vent further comprises a second siding piece secured to the damper that is substantially similar to and overlaps the first siding piece in the closed position. Unlike conventional devices, the air vent of the present invention blends into the siding on the exterior wall increasing the aesthetic appearance of the siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Heinrichs
  • Patent number: 9845970
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air vent for mounting directly to an exterior wall of a structure to allow air flow from an interior space of the structure to the ambient environment. The air vent comprises a body comprising an opening and a siding portion disposed below the opening. The air vent further comprises a first siding piece secured to the siding portion that is substantially similar to the siding of the exterior wall. The air vent further comprises a damper moveably engaged with the body between a closed position where the damper blocks air flow thru the opening and an open position where the damper allows air flow thru the opening. The air vent further comprises a second siding piece secured to the damper that is substantially similar to and overlaps the first siding piece in the closed position. Unlike conventional devices, the air vent of the present invention blends into the siding on the exterior wall increasing the aesthetic appearance of the siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Heinrichs
  • Patent number: 9598893
    Abstract: Covering element (7) to cover the edge of a glass pane (5), characterized in that the covering element (7) includes a leaf profile (6) for a leaf (3,4) of a window (1) or door and includes at least one adjustable setting piece (10), whereby the setting piece (10) is or can be fastened to an edge of the glass pane (5), whereby the leaf profile (6) is or can be connected to the setting piece (10), and whereby the setting piece (10) is arranged to be able to adjust the distance between the leaf profile (6) and the edge of the glass pane (5) when using the covering element (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: REYNAERS ALUMINIUM, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Stefan Vandervelden, Veronique Vloemans
  • Patent number: 9328549
    Abstract: A frame for a window or a door, or both, is provided. The frame includes at least two metal frame members which are separated. A thermal strut engages both frame members, creating a thermal barrier between the frame members and acting as a structural component of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SPECIAL-LITE, INC.
    Inventors: Markam R. Alexander, Andrew J. Seiser
  • Patent number: 9133614
    Abstract: An insulation system including a first retention member having a first channel, a second retention member having a second channel, and a thermal bridge. The thermal bridge includes a first finger and a second finger. The first finger is received into the first channel and the second finger is received into the second channel. The system further includes a first locking tab associated with the first channel for securing the first finger and a second locking tab associated with the second channel for securing the second finger. The thermal bridge substantially reduces conductive heat transfer between the first retention member and the second retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc.
    Inventor: Phil Clark
  • Patent number: 9097497
    Abstract: A window guard and defensive barrier device for protecting and/or shielding personnel within the interior of a building structure against firing of projectiles through a window opening includes a movable upper panel member pivotally connected by a hinge device to a fixed lower panel member and being rotatable for covering the window opening. Gas spring mechanisms are used for facilitating the rotation of the upper panel member between a stowed position and a deployed position. A locking device is used for maintaining the upper panel member in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Nino Corsetti
  • Patent number: 9068344
    Abstract: A method to cast-in-place thermal barriers to create a hollow tubular extrusion is disclosed herein. Clips, configured to engage and lock with a first and a second extrusion profile, maintain a pocket with precise tolerances into which liquid polyurethane is poured. The clips easily engage in a manner to form a hollow tubular extrusion assembly. Once the assembly is made, it becomes very difficult to take the assembly apart. This feature allows the first and the second extrusion profiles to be cut to length or handled without the potential of the assembly coming apart prior to pouring the liquid polyurethane. Once the polyurethane cures, there is no need to remove the clips because the clips are made from a very low conductance material, and the clips can remain as part of the finished product thus saving the expense of removing and discarding the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventor: Greg McKenna
  • Publication number: 20150047275
    Abstract: An aircraft window assembly (10) includes a first panel (12) having a first surface (14) and a second surface (16). in a first state in which there is no pressure difference between the first surface (14) and the second surface (16), the first panel (12) has a cross-sectional shape selected from planar, outwardly convex, or inwardly convex. In a second state in which there is a pressure difference between first surface (14) and the second surface (16), the first panel (12) has an outwardly convex cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis P. McCarthy, Calvin B. Blevins, Caroline S. Harris, George B. Goodwin, YaBei Gu
  • Patent number: 8955254
    Abstract: A self-storing security door assembly including a door frame and a self-storing glass sub-assembly is disclosed. The door frame may include four side members and a freeze bar extending two opposing side members. The freeze bar may also divide a first portion of the door frame from a second portion of the door frame. A glass section may be coupled over the first portion of the door frame, and a screen section may be coupled over the second portion of the door frame. The self-storing glass sub-assembly may be coupled to the door frame included two protruding tracks. Each protruding track may include a channel and be positioned on an interior edge of opposing side members. At least two opposing side members may also include a recessed track on an interior edge. Each recessed track may include a channel between the protruding track and the respective side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Unique Home Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: John O. Ewoldt
  • Patent number: 8919740
    Abstract: A balcony fence includes an integrated wind shield of adjustable glazed panels that can be raised and lowered. The balcony fence with the integrated glazed panels is provided with lamellar glass both in its lower fixed part and in the part that can be raised and lowered. The balcony fence with the integrated glazed panels also includes a counterweight balancing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Svalson AB
    Inventors: Göran Carlsson, Lennart Carlsson, Linus Svensson, Maud Spencer
  • Patent number: 8820029
    Abstract: A modular fenestration system includes a collection of standardized functional units such as double hung window units, casement window units, picture window units, transom units, and the like. The functional units all share common sightlines, common glass set-back, common interfaces, common design language, and are sized according to a unique modular or incremental sizing grid. The sizing grid specifies individual window units in terms of the rough opening size in which they are designed to be installed. Individual functional units are easily combinable in a vast array of combinations to create a large number of possible composite window units. The system also includes a collection of interior and exterior trim units, grilles, and hardware in various architectural styles that can be attached to installed standardized functional units via the common interfaces to match the architecture of a particular home or building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Anderson Corporation
    Inventors: James B. Libby, David Plummer
  • Patent number: 8820010
    Abstract: A window assembly defines a transom opening above a movably deployable reflective shelf that is positionable to reflect sunlight into the building through the transom, and also can be closed over the transom for protection and/or privacy. The reflective shelf may be associated with a mechanically operated a jalousie window. A plurality of shading shelves may be located on the window below the reflecting shelf and similarly operable to open and close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Fernando L. Abruña, Jesús M. Sosa
  • Patent number: 8769874
    Abstract: A sill assembly with an adjustable threshold has: a removable cap; a housing with two vertical supporting walls to receive the cap, with two recessed channels in opposite locations of the walls; two rubber gaskets inserted into the vertical supporting walls' recessed channels; a vinyl substrate for supporting the housing; cap-screws; and adjustment screws. The cap is fastened onto housing by cap-screws which are coupled tightly below with the adjustment screws. The cap's inner walls are supported by the adjustment screws' large diametric disc. When the cap is inserted onto the housing, the interior of the cap's outer walls is compressing two rubber gaskets to create a tight sealing. Being covered by the cap and the housing's vertical supporting walls, the rubber gaskets are less susceptible to weatherization and possible damages, and the sill assembly's aesthetic appearance is enhanced because the visible part of the sill assembly looks consistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Ken Ming Lai
  • Patent number: 8667749
    Abstract: A building closure for mounting within an opening in a building wall structure includes a frame for mounting within the wall structure opening and at least one closure unit for mounting within the frame. The frame has at least one interior chamber extending entirely around the frame and a nailing flange for securement to the building wall structure such that at least a portion of the frame is disposed within the building wall opening. There is a cavity between at least one exterior surface of the frame and the inner periphery of the building wall opening, with the cavity extending along at least a top portion of the frame. A barrier extends along at least the top portion of the frame to retard passage of moisture from the cavity to the building interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventors: David Furgerson, Julian Giggs, Nirav D. Parikh
  • Patent number: 8635819
    Abstract: Framing for panels, in particular for sliding panels, which may or may not be sliding windows, arranged to enclose and hold one or more single or multiple parallel glazing units, and having at least one frame in two parts formed from profiled parts and assembled so that their relative position can be modified, each of the profiled parts having at least one longitudinal wing which enclose a glazing unit, wherein each of the profiled parts has at least one pair of parallel transverse wings, namely an upper transverse wing and a lower transverse wing respectively, at least partially fitting around at least one insulation element, and in that the transverse wings and the insulation element are configured to ensure the connection of the parts of each frame, the width of the insulation element being adjusted at the time of mounting according to the thickness of the glazing unit or units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Orchidees-Constructions SA
    Inventor: Eric Joray
  • Patent number: 8627630
    Abstract: The present invention is a door with a modular frame which can be installed and removed easily. In several embodiments the door is constructed to fit in a standard interior doorway without modifications to the existing door frame. In several embodiments the opening is constructed in the upper half of the door. In several embodiments the screen is constructed in a modular frame for easy replacement of the screen if damaged or if other material such a glass or acrylic glass is desired in the opening. In several embodiments the modular frame can be replaced without tools. In several embodiments the modular frame could hold a number a different inserts. In several embodiments the door has a regular door panel on one side and an opening with a modular frame on the other side. In several embodiments the door has a self supporting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Philip J. Oberbroeckling
  • Patent number: 8555573
    Abstract: A window system for installing windows which enables easy cleaning and substantially eliminates the need for window frames. The window system comprises at least one pane of glass having each of a predetermined width, height and thickness for at least partially covering an opening formed in a wall of a structure. There are at least two hinges disposed along the predetermined height of the pane of glass on a predetermined side thereof. The first one of the at least two hinges being secured to the predetermined side adjacent one end thereof and a second one of the at least two hinges being secured to the predetermined side adjacent a radially opposed end thereof. There is at least one magnet secured to the pane of glass or to such opening formed in such building and at least one metallic member disposed on an opposite one of the pane of glass and such opening formed in such building for maintaining the pane of glass in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Mary Lynn Ellison
  • Patent number: 8534010
    Abstract: Framing for panels, in particular for sliding panels, which may or may not be sliding windows, arranged to enclose and hold one or more single or multiple parallel glazing units, and having at least one frame in two parts formed from profiled parts and assembled so that their relative position can be modified, each of the profiled parts having at least one longitudinal wing which enclose a glazing unit, wherein each of the profiled parts has at least one pair of parallel transverse wings, namely an upper transverse wing and a lower transverse wing respectively, at least partially fitting around at least one insulation element, and in that the transverse wings and the insulation element are configured to ensure the connection of the parts of each frame, the width of the insulation element being adjusted at the time of mounting according to the thickness of the glazing unit or units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Orchidees Constructions S.A.
    Inventor: Eric Joray
  • Patent number: 8495841
    Abstract: A window assembly for a vehicle includes a frame configured to mount to a transit vehicle, a fixed window panel affixed to a portion of the frame, and a movable window assembly having a movable window panel circumscribed by a movable frame. The movable frame has opposite end members and a pair of opposite slide rail members. The slide rail members are slidably received in respective channels along opposite portions of the frame. Each of the slide rail members includes a co-extruded slide rail having a semi-rigid or rigid rail portion, a flexible window seal co-extruded with the rail portion for sealing against the movable window panel, and a flexible sliding seal co-extruded with the rail portion for slidably engaging the opposite portions of the frame when the movable window assembly is assembled to the frame and is moved between its opened and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Magna Mirrors of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary DeGroff
  • Patent number: 8490349
    Abstract: An in-floor track assembly with a built-in drainage system for sliding doors is disclosed. The assembly includes a drainage pan having a generally rectangular floor and integral walls that extend upwardly at opposite ends of the floor. A track extends laterally from a wall of the drainage pan and then extends upwardly and slightly above the level of a finished floor in a building. The track is arranged to engage wheels of a vertically-oriented panel such as a sliding door and support motion of the panel along the track. An upright splashguard is secured in spaced-apart relation to the drainage pan floor. The splashguard is located parallel to and spaced slightly apart from the track. The splashguard extends upwardly to be level with the finished floor. Together, the track and the splashguard form a drainage passageway therebetween to permit moisture to be directed to the drainage pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lutzner, Benjamin P. Carter
  • Patent number: 8479462
    Abstract: A window insulation having a frame with a track fixedly attached thereto and flexible impermeable sheeting having a rail member peripherally positioned and releasably mountable to said track member therein forming a window thermally insulative device that can be mounted to the wall over the window opening or mounted to the window jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventors: Lakeram Sahadeo, George F. Mesiha
  • Patent number: 8464480
    Abstract: A modular fenestration system includes a collection of standardized functional units such as double hung window units, casement window units, picture window units, transom units, and the like. The functional units all share common sightlines, common glass set-back, common interfaces, common design language, and are sized according to a unique modular or incremental sizing grid. The sizing grid specifies individual window units in terms of the rough opening size in which they are designed to be installed. Individual functional units are easily combinable in a vast array of combinations to create a large number of possible composite window units. The above attributes of the functional units ensures that the composite window units are architecturally pleasing and appear as though they were custom crafted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: James B. Libby, David Plummer
  • Patent number: 8429865
    Abstract: A window assembly for a wall opening can have a center bar removably engaged to a window assembly frame; the center bar having at least one deep channel to receive an edge of at least a first window pane within a portion of a channel depth on a first side and having at least a second channel on a second side of the center bar to receive an edge of a second window pane; and the center bar lowerable over the first window pane edge when disconnected to the frame to a depth within the deep channel to allow the second window pane to be disengaged from the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Webasto SE
    Inventor: Adrian Nania
  • Patent number: 8387320
    Abstract: A building closure for mounting within an opening in a building wall structure includes a frame for mounting within the wall structure opening and at least one closure unit for mounting within the frame. The frame has at least one interior chamber extending entirely around the frame and a nailing flange for securement to the building wall structure such that at least a portion of the frame is disposed within the building wall opening. There is a cavity between at least one exterior surface of the frame and the inner periphery of the building wall opening, with the cavity extending along at least a top portion of the frame. A barrier extends along at least the top portion of the frame to retard passage of moisture from the cavity to the building interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventors: David Furgerson, Julian Giggs, Nirav D. Parikh
  • Patent number: 8336265
    Abstract: This is a design for a sliding glass door that provides the option to choose an opening right to left, or change to an opening left to right at anytime. The outside panel of the door can slide to either end of the opening and lock into place. The inside panel, sliding can slide to either end of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Mary Lou Vosburg
  • Patent number: 8333037
    Abstract: The present pet door panel or module includes an interior pocket flap assembly cassette opening and an external frame forming a security panel track permitting a flap assembly cassette and security panel to be slidably received or removed to facilitate changing the height of the portal opening in the pet door panel or module to accommodate various size pets in the field by the consumer without the need for tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Accession, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas D. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8006436
    Abstract: A pair of interlocking bi-parting sliding doors includes a first sliding door and a second sliding door, wherein the first sliding door has a first meeting stile that includes a first side portion for maintaining a door glass panel and a first mating side portion for engaging the second sliding door, wherein the first mating side portion includes a plurality of recessed zones, and wherein the second sliding door has a second meeting stile that includes a second side portion for maintaining a door glass panel and a second mating side portion for engaging the first mating side portion of the first sliding door, wherein the second mating side portion includes a plurality of extensions, wherein when the first sliding door and the second sliding door are in a closed position, the plurality of extensions interlock with the plurality of recessed zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle A. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 7930856
    Abstract: Door sill frame assemblies and sliding door assemblies comprising the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a sill frame assembly for a sliding door includes a first engaging surface capable of attaching with a sliding door and allowing lateral reciprocating motion of the sliding door and a second engaging surface, wherein along at least a first portion of the second engaging surface is attached a sill member and wherein along at least a second portion of the second engaging surface is attached a fixed-panel door, wherein the sill member includes a channel having a weather-strip extending upward from the channel, the weather-strip having a first open state for substantially preventing water and air intrusion past the sliding door when the sliding door is in a closed position and a second compact state for allowing accessibility of a wheelchair through an opening when the sliding door is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Hooper, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110030294
    Abstract: Window with an interior pane; and an interior pane system having a frame unit, a pane unit connected to the unit, the pane unit having a pane, the frame unit applicable to a window, the window having an exterior pane, the window having a window opening, the frame unit sized and configured for positioning at the window opening; in some aspects, such a system including the window; and/or, in some aspects, such a system including a window cover connected to the frame. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 C.F.R. 1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Patrick Leonard Clarson, John Leonard
  • Patent number: 7861463
    Abstract: A sliding door grab bar opener for opening and closing a sliding door. The opener includes outside and inside tube members, each having first and second ends. The inside tube member is positioned within the outside tube member and is adapted to slide from a fully retracted configuration with the first end of the inside tube member being located adjacent the first end of the outside tube member to a fully extended configuration with the first end of the inside tube member being located adjacent the second end of the outside tube member. First and second end stanchion members are attached to the outside and inside tube members adjacent their first and second ends, respectively. A middle stanchion member is attached to the outside tube member adjacent its second end. The stanchion members are adapted to be attached to the frames of the sliding door panels by fastener means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: James T. Nottage
  • Patent number: 7845125
    Abstract: A profile for making frames for sliding windows or doors comprising, amongst other things, at least one fixed frame formed by two crosspieces and two stiles; a profile, forming at least a first lower crosspiece, comprises two sliding tracks, parallel with one another, and made from a lower base body; the profile forming the lower crosspiece is divided, transversally, into two halves substantially equal and associated, at respective ends, with a matching element for connecting and joining the halves; the connecting and joining element therefore forming the central portion of the lower crosspiece and having heat insulation properties; the present invention also relates to a method for making the profile and a sliding window or door obtained with the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: GSG International S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marco Lambertini
  • Patent number: 7846535
    Abstract: Edge stiffened corrugated polymeric sheet material can be utilized as storm panels for mounting about a perimeter surface of an opening so as to protect the opening from wind and impact loads. The panels can include a corrugated sheet material having a corrugated contiguous band horizontally extending at about an end of the top and the bottom, wherein the corrugated contiguous band is complementary and contiguous to the plurality of corrugations of the corrugated sheet panel. The complementary and contiguous corrugated band can be configured to sandwich the sheet material. The panel may also include, individually or in combination, a contiguous band sandwiching the polymeric sheet material at a terminal end of each side and extending vertically from the top to the bottom. The panels provide wind and impact load protection for the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventor: Chinniah Thiagarajan
  • Patent number: 7730677
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a glass barrier system including at least one post adapted to support at least one piece of glass above a base structure, such as a concrete slab or a masonry wall. The post is connected with a support member extending from the base structure. In one embodiment, aluminum posts are supported by steel members embedded into and extending from concrete so as to suspend the aluminum posts above the concrete. Some embodiments of the present invention also utilize a glazing bead to help hold the glass in place with respect to the posts. The glass barrier system can also include a rail connected with the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Hansen Architectural Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Tracy C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7716875
    Abstract: A window includes at least one multiple pane unit (1, 2) mounted in an opening for sliding movement between an open position and a closed position. The multiple pane unit (1, 2) includes at least two panes (34, 38) in spaced disposition, and has a seal (30) disposed there between to form a sealed chamber between the two panes. At least one of the panes (38) extends beyond the seal (30). In an alternative aspect of the invention, there may be two such multiple pane units (1, 2) in a sliding or other type of window. In the closed positions of the window, portions of the seal (30) of the multiple pane units are aligned and one of the multiple pane units (1) has at least one of its panes (38) extending beyond the seal (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Aneeta Window Systems (Vic) Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Robert Langner
  • Patent number: 7707779
    Abstract: A frame assembly for a window including a sash that slides vertically within a master frame. The master frame is substantially of unitary, one-piece construction that can advantageously be manufactured by an injection moulding process. The sash frame can also be of unitary, one-piece construction, and can also be manufactured by injection moulding. The master frame can be provided with liner support structures along the jambs to receive jamb liners in snap-fit. The liner support structures can advantageously be integrally moulded with the master frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Alpa Lumber Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Petta, Rolf J. Ohrstrom
  • Publication number: 20100011684
    Abstract: A number of elongated and preferably extruded periphery pieces are described that have essentially the same shape in cross-section. Each piece has a first channel behind a second channel. The first half of the window may slide in the first channel, and the second channel is to receive a second half of the window which may be fixed. A number of elongated and preferably extruded glazing frame pieces are used each having a glazing channel on one side and a section on an opposite side to be fitted into one of the periphery pieces. The glazing frame pieces also have essentially the same shape in cross-section. A number of glazing stop pieces, each of which is to be secured to a respective one of the glazing frame pieces, are provided. These glazing stop pieces also have essentially the same shape in cross-section. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Guardian, LLC
    Inventor: Murray L. Neal
  • Patent number: 7637058
    Abstract: A wind and rain preventing device for aluminum doors and windows includes a window structure composed of an inner window, an outer window, a lower frame, two side frames and an upper frame. The wind and rain preventing device consists of plural covering-and-clogging casings, plural water-preventing elongate members, an inner draining space, a lower wind-and-rain-stopping blocks, plural draining valves, an upper wind-and-rain-stopping blocks, and plural collision-preventing and airtight elongate members. The wind and rain preventing device for aluminum doors and windows has excellent effects of prevention of wind and rain and resistance to wind pressure as well as functions of stopping rain water from flowing backward and draining out rain water smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Chin-Ming Lai
  • Publication number: 20090229201
    Abstract: A hurricane and break-in resistant window apparatus and method includes a first window assembly with a movable partition with an interior surface and an exterior surface, in which the partition is movable from a closed position to an open position. A second window assembly, which is approximately identical in dimension to the first window assembly is provided with a movable hurricane and break-in resistant partition, the hurricane and break-in resistant partition being conformed to move in the same manner as the first window assembly partition from a closed position to an open position. A connection device is provided for connecting the second window assembly over the first window assembly such that the exterior surface of the first window assembly is covered by the second window assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Brad Hanssen, Neil Richards, Riley Burke
  • Patent number: 7555871
    Abstract: A number of elongated and preferably extruded periphery pieces are described that have essentially the same shape in cross-section. Each piece has a first channel behind a second channel. The first half of the window may slide in the first channel, and the second channel is to receive a second half of the window which may be fixed. A number of elongated and preferably extruded glazing frame pieces are used each having a glazing channel on one side and a section on an opposite side to be fitted into one of the periphery pieces. The glazing frame pieces also have essentially the same shape in cross-section. A number of glazing stop pieces, each of which is to be secured to a respective one of the glazing frame pieces, are provided. These glazing stop pieces also have essentially the same shape in cross-section. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Guardian, LLC
    Inventor: Murray L. Neal
  • Patent number: 7546711
    Abstract: An explosion-resisting window with a window frame and a sash frame, which accommodates a panel and is mounted in hinges on the window frame, so as to be tiltable, the sash frame nesting in the window frame in closed position. In order to obviate the need for an outer front glazing of armored glass while guaranteeing adequate safety against explosion shocks and permit the function of continuous ventilation if necessary in open position of the sash frame, the panel is made of armored glass and the window is provided with at least one tilt-limiting element, by means of which explosion-induced tilting of the sash frame in the hinges beyond a tilt-limit position can be resisted. There is at least one shift-limiting element, by means of which explosion-induced shifting of the sash frame perpendicular to a tilt axis in the hinges can be resisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Sälzer Sicherheitstechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Sälzer
  • Patent number: 7533502
    Abstract: A system of panels is described that is used as a room divider and or door. The system includes at least one panel formed of two frames sandwiching an intermediate member made of an opaque or a light transmissive glazing, the frames and intermediate member having substantially identical dimensions and being superimposed. Locking means are also provided that are used to open and close several panels in a telescopic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Luke Siegel
  • Publication number: 20090013623
    Abstract: A window module for a school bus includes a frame, a fixed window panel affixed to a portion of the frame, a perimeter panel secured to another portion of the frame and defining an opening at the other portion of the frame, and a movable window panel. The movable window panel is slidably positioned at the frame and movable along channel members and interiorly of the fixed window panel when opened and interiorly of and generally at the perimeter panel when at least partially closed. The exterior surfaces of the fixed window panel and of the perimeter panel may form a generally flush surface at an exterior of the school bus when the window assembly is installed at the school bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: DONNELLY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Darin J. Snider, Michael J. Hulst
  • Publication number: 20080122262
    Abstract: A window assembly configured for installation in a recessed window aperture comprises one or more transparent fixed position panes, one or more sliding panes, and a mounting frame. The mounting frame comprises at least a substantially full-circumference, molded plastic frame member and reinforcement integral with the frame member. The mounting frame at least partially defines a window opening. The mounting frame, e.g., the frame member, forms upper and lower slider runways extending laterally above and below the window opening. The sliding pane is slidably positioned in the upper and lower slider runways for sliding movement between open and closed positions. The mounting frame mounts the fixed position pane(s) by adhesive surface bonding to the interior surface of the fixed position pane. The exterior surface of the fixed position pane is free of adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Dura Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert John Cicala
  • Patent number: 7146769
    Abstract: A unitary frame carries a primary window and a secondary window. The view area of the primary window is substantially the same as the view area of the secondary window. Two windows can be installed, to close an opening, at the same time using the frame. A frame, a secondary window and a casing can be installed as a unitary structure over an existing primary window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Larson Manufacturing of South Dakota, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark O. Culverson
  • Patent number: 7134246
    Abstract: A fenestration product includes a door assembly having a door shiftable into and out of a closed position, at least one generally flat door jamb presenting an inner face that faces inwardly toward the door when the door is in the closed position and a generally oppositely facing outer face, and door hardware positioned along the inner face of the door jamb and configured to associate the door with the door jamb. The product further includes a substantially flat reinforcement plate secured flatly against the outer face of the door jamb. Moreover, the door hardware has at least a portion thereof that is securely fastened to the reinforcement plate so that movement of the hardware relative to the doorjamb and reinforcement plate is prevented. A method of reinforcing a fenestration product in this manner is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Edward Wayne, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Olberding, David W. Allen
  • Patent number: 6973754
    Abstract: A windowpane is supported in a gasket by a support member so that a space for allowing the windowpane to shift therein is ensured between an end surface of the windowpane and a surface in a channel of the gasket facing the end surface, the gasket having the channel for receiving a peripheral edge of the windowpane, and the support member being removable from the gasket. The windowpane can be easily removed from a body panel by removing the support member and shifting the windowpane into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shigehiko Iguchi, Nobuyuki Tamai, Nobutaka Kojima
  • Patent number: 6968657
    Abstract: Sections of extruded rigid plastics material form a rectangular main frame including a pair of vertical jamb members, a top head member and a bottom sill member connected by welded mitered corners. An extruded plastic astragal member is spaced between the jamb members and has laterally projecting stop portions and internal walls which are rigidly connected by long screws to the head and sill members. A fixed door panel and a pivotal door panel have extruded plastic rectangular frames with welded mitered corner joints and which surround corresponding glazing panels. A continuous gear hinge has an inactive leaf secured to the astragal member and a slightly shorter active leaf. The door panel frames have internal walls which cooperate with the welded corner joints to maintain each frame flat, and long screws positively connect the leaves of the gear hinge to the pivotal door panel frame and the astragal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Deceuninck North America, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Siudzinski, Jonathan C. Hauberg, David A. Stammen, Donald F. Schmidt, Dennis D. Cox
  • Patent number: 6883279
    Abstract: The outdoor window includes a sealing member provided between each sliding sash and sill so that a sealing portion is pressed when a wind pressure is applied to the sliding sashes from the outdoor side, drain grooves provided on a top surface of the sill, water collecting grooves having a width wider than the width of the drain grooves and being provided immediately below the drain groove, drain ports provided at a bottom of the water collecting grooves; a guiding hollow portion provides immediately below the drain ports for guiding rainwater outdoors, and an outdoor drain port provided at an outdoor side of the guiding hollow portion. The water collecting grooves and the guiding hollow portion communicate with outside air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Tateyama Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Fukuro, Hidenori Ueno, Ryou Yashiki
  • Patent number: 6843023
    Abstract: A dual casement window structure includes a frame, a casement window, an outward opening window leaf and a latch mechanism. The frame is mounted in a wall of the room, and is provided with rails. The casement window is movably attached on the casement frame in a manner to slide along the rails. The casement window has a mounting section on its outer side where is mounted the outwardly opening window leaf. The outward opening window leaf has a plurality of supporting means to support the outward opening window leaf when the outward opening window leaf is pushed outwardly. A hinge is further mounted at an upper portion of the outward opening window leaf to pivotally connect to the casement window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Jin Huo Liu
  • Patent number: RE41502
    Abstract: A device for closing an opening formed through the bodywork of a vehicle, the device comprising a fixed panel and a panel that constitutes a moving panel relative to the fixed panel, the moving panel being connected to the fixed panel by functional elements providing the required mobility, the functional elements being fitted to the face of the fixed panel that is directed towards the inside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Comfort Systems France SAS-ACS
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Neaux