Partition Type (e.g., Raceway Arrangement) Patents (Class 52/220.7)
  • Patent number: 9920521
    Abstract: Provided is a construction panel assembly, which is applicable to a detachable method capable of assembling and disassembling a ceiling, a wall or a floor material which partitions spaces of various kinds of buildings. Also, the construction panel assembly allows materials to be reused, so that the generation of construction waste may be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Chung Jong Lee
  • Patent number: 9879420
    Abstract: A wall comprising an upper horizontal member to be fixed to a ceiling, a lower horizontal member to be fixed to a floor, and at least one panel provided between the upper horizontal member and the lower horizontal member, characterized in that the lower horizontal member comprises at least two longitudinally extending, elongate profiles of U-shaped cross-section, wherein the first profile is fixed to the floor with a base part of its U-shaped cross-section, wherein the second profile is placed on the first profile, wherein base parts of the U-shaped cross-sections of the two profiles face away from each other, wherein the lower horizontal member further comprises a third profile of U-shaped cross-section provided between the first profile and the second profile thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MAARS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Joseph, Quoc Xuong Luu, Pieter Marcel De Graaf
  • Patent number: 9565942
    Abstract: A mounting bracket includes a substantially planar panel defining a first edge, a second edge opposite the first edge, a first surface, and a second surface opposite the first surface. The substantially planar panel defines a tapered slot open at the first edge, extending from the first edge toward the second edge, and terminating in a slot apex opposite the first edge. A bracket receptor includes an annular projection and a shaft extending from the annular projection. The annular projection extends beyond one or more sides of the shaft. The shaft of the bracket receptor is selectively positioned within the slot apex of the mounting bracket such that the annular projection of the bracket receptor is positioned adjacent the first surface of the substantially planar panel and the shaft of the bracket receptor extends beyond the second surface of the substantially planar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Mindy V. Eustaquio, Patrick J. Nohr, John L. Beadell, Bradley A. Hemerick
  • Patent number: 9506246
    Abstract: A wall comprising an upper horizontal member to be fixed to a ceiling, a lower horizontal member to be fixed to a floor, and at least one panel provided between the upper horizontal member and the lower horizontal member, characterized in that the lower horizontal member comprises at least two longitudinally extending, elongate profiles of U-shaped cross-section, wherein the first profile is fixed to the floor with a base part of its U-shaped cross-section, wherein the second profile is placed on the first profile, wherein base parts of the U-shaped cross-sections of the two profiles face away from each other, wherein the base part of the U-shaped cross-section of the second profile comprises a springy clamping profile mounted thereon, and wherein the panel comprises a lip fixed to its bottom edge, which lip extends inward and which is clampingly provided between the base part of the U-shaped cross-section of the second profile and the springy clamping profile so as to connect the panel to the lower horizonta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Maars Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Joseph, Quoc Xuong Luu, Pieter Marcel De Graaf
  • Patent number: 9422713
    Abstract: A wall system for basements includes a horizontally-extending floor member defining an upwardly facing channel. A first vertically-extending support beam is coupled to the floor member and defines a pair of laterally-adjacent channels separated by a center rib. A second similar support beam is laterally displaced along the floor member with respect to the first support beam. A foam panel is disposed in the upwardly facing channel of the floor member and in one of the laterally-adjacent channels of the first support beam and in one of the laterally-adjacent channels of the second support beam. The floor member, first support beam and second support beam comprise a non-organic plastic material. The foam panel comprises a closed-cell non-organic foam material. The wall system can be formed in-situ and can be configured as a free-standing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Jesse B. Trebil
  • Patent number: 9166390
    Abstract: An overhead-mounted cable tray and busway support system is provided for supporting communication cables and power busways that are connected to computer equipment housed within a data center. The system includes a plurality of brackets, and a roof mounting assembly. Each of the brackets is formed by a vertical member, a horizontal mounting member having a central portion affixed to a top end of the vertical member that is mountable directly or indirectly to a building roof, two cable tray supports connected to the vertical member at different points, and a busway support. The tray supports and the busway support are cantilevered from a same side of the vertical member so that all of the cables and busways may be conveniently installed from the front side of the cabinets housing the computer equipment. The horizontal mounting member is parallel to the tray supports to resist the torque applied to the brackets from the one-sided weight load of the cables and busways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: M.C. DEAN INC.
    Inventors: William H. Dean, Timothy M. Shea
  • Publication number: 20150143763
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for delivering and/or removing fluid from a discrete location within a building. In particular, the present invention involves a modular conduit system that can supply or remove air, water, gas, or other fluids to/from an individual space created by modular walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: DIRTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, LTD. Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Geoff Gosling
  • Publication number: 20150135614
    Abstract: Wall systems according to certain embodiments of the present invention provide a means for finishing interior walls such as basement walls. In certain embodiments of the present invention, wall panels offer several options for light switches, plug outlets, cable outlets, communication box outlets and the like. In other embodiments of the present invention, wall panels are provided with a means for eliminating or reducing the need for taping and filling that is used in conventional drywall finishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Fearon Clayton, Kenneth Jeans, Kenneth Rober Smith, Rodolfo Morrone
  • Patent number: 9010034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a partition system (10) comprising a plurality of wall elements (1) merging one into another, wherein at least one wall element (1) is designed as a stepped element (150), and wherein at least one wall element (1) is designed as a corner element (250).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Herman Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudia Plikat, Johann Burkhard Schmitz, Carola E. M. Zwick, Roland R. O. Zwick
  • Patent number: 8985528
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein comprise a cable system. The cable system has a plurality of cables and a plurality of cable hangers. The cable hangers are configured to support the plurality of cables in a building. The plurality of cable hangers have one or more cable supports configured to hold at least one of the plurality of cables and a support configured to couple the cable support to the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Colvin Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Colvin
  • Publication number: 20150075085
    Abstract: A modular architectural wall system for a patient room may support accessories and include panels. The architectural wall system may include gas outlets and electrical outlets mounted to a surface of the architectural wall system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David C. NEWKIRK, Dennis J. GALLANT, Brian J. HOFFMAN, Steven R. WESTERFELD, Sebastian MOSTER, Joseph H. ABEL
  • Patent number: 8983675
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to perform a thermal analysis of a data center and overlay the thermal analysis on a map of the data center to provide an overlaid thermal analysis. Additionally, the computer executable code is operable to dynamically control at least one partition in the data center based on the overlaid thermal analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Diluoffo, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Michael D. Kendzierski
  • Publication number: 20150068134
    Abstract: An office work system that comprises a beam assembly that includes a first horizontal frame member having an upper surface and an upwardly opening first channel that extends along a length of the first horizontal frame member, a work surface having an upper surface, and a work surface support assembly that engages the first channel and is positionable along a length of the beam, and adjustably supports the work surface at a plurality of vertical heights relative to the first horizontal frame member, wherein at least one of the plurality of vertical heights positions the upper surface of the work surface above the upper surface of the first horizontal frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Feldpausch, Marvin C. Knauf, Bradley D. Youngs, Mark T. Slager, Kurt R. Heidmann, John R. Hamilton, Ryan Geister, Daniel Phillips
  • Patent number: 8959859
    Abstract: A panel wall system includes a frame assembly adapted to support a plurality of skin assemblies in a floor-to-ceiling relationship, wherein the skin assemblies include solid panel assemblies as well as captured glass skin assemblies. The solid panel assemblies are coupled to the frame assembly with seal members disposed between the panel assemblies and the frame assembly. The seal members are unitary seal members able to seal adjacent panel assemblies on the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore M. Haan, Karl J. Mead, Ryan Geister, David Michael Kerley, Chuck C. Nguyen
  • 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: 8910435
    Abstract: A beam assembly for subdividing a floor plan area comprises a horizontally-extending beam member including an interiorly-facing surface, a bottom wall having at least one aperture extending therethrough, and at least one horizontally-extending lower frame member located below the beam member. The beam assembly further comprises at least one vertical frame member extending between and coupled with the beam member and the at least one lower frame member, wherein the at least one vertical frame member extends through the at least one aperture and the bottom wall of the beam member and interferingly engages the interior-facing surface of the beam member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Feldpausch, Marvin C. Knauf, Bradley D. Youngs, Mark T. Slager, Kurt R. Heidmann, John R. Hamilton, Ryan Geister
  • Publication number: 20140360114
    Abstract: Component sets installed at selected intervals along the lengths of upwardly opening, just-below-floor-level utility trenches maintain a substantially parallel-extending relationship between opposed pairs of elongate, upstanding panels that form opposite sidewalls of the utility trench. The component sets each include a pair of elongate uprights of channel-shaped cross-section, and elongate connecting members that bridge between the paired uprights. The connecting members include an upper connecting member having opposite end regions 1) that overlie portions of upper end regions of the uprights, 2) that extending downwardly into the upper end regions of the uprights, and 3) that are snugly received within the upper end regions of the uprights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: David J. Chrien
  • Patent number: 8844222
    Abstract: A connector arrangement for a wall panel system is provided which includes connector blocks that join serially-adjacent wall panel frames together in proper alignment with each other. These corner blocks also are matable with a system of spacer strips, light block strips, single-side trim covers and multi-side trim covers which enclose the connector blocks and connector structure. A corner spline arrangement is also provided between adjacent trim covers which spline extends vertically and defines a closed corner, right-angled corner between the interconnected trim covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Glick, Jason DeWeerd, Robert Clare Wayner
  • Patent number: 8826630
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method with which cabling can be arranged invisibly in an indoor space in rapid and simple manner. This method comprises the steps of placing a non-load-bearing partition wall which has a cavity and which is provided on its underside with a recess which extends over the whole length thereof and which is at least partially open on its upper side and communicates with the cavity, and placing the laid cabling laterally into the recess. The method further comprises of arranging at least one take-off point in the partition wall, leading a take-off cable from the take-off point through the cavity in the partition wall to the recess, and connecting the take-off cable to the cabling in the recess. In the case of walls provided with studs or other connecting elements, these can, at the position of the recess, be replaced by or strengthened with strengthening elements leaving the recess at least partially clear. Different embodiments of these strengthening elements can be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Infill Systems B.V.
    Inventor: Age Van Randen
  • Patent number: 8800221
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vertical or a sloped glazing system that facilitates wire routing from electrically producing or consumptive glazing materials such as solar PV panels or electrochromic glass. The glazing system includes vertical and horizontal framing members, each with enclosed cavities and outward facing gutters. The vertical framing member gutter is deeper than the horizontal framing member gutter, creating an offset between the enclosed cavities such that a portion of the vertical wall of the vertical framing member gutter aligns with the enclosed cavity of the horizontal framing member. Electrical wire can be routed from the vertical framing member gutter into the horizontal framing member enclosed cavity through a wire-receiving aperture in the vertical frame member gutter wall portion that is aligned with the horizontal framing member enclosed cavity. This arrangement allows wiring between the outside and inside building environment while minimizing the possibility of water infiltration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Header
  • Patent number: 8746633
    Abstract: A cable positioning bracket is provided for mounting to a building component, e.g. a wall stud. The bracket has an anchor plate for being connected to the broad surface of the building component and a pair of side plates for being connected to the narrow surface of the building component. A pair of platforms are positioned adjacent to a slot for supporting one or more cables. A series of opposed tabs are provided in several embodiments, the tabs oriented to engage and support one or more cables. One side plate pivots away from the building component by means of a hinge plate to insert the cable or cables. The tabs may be formed with side strips surrounding a window, the strips allowing arcuate bending of the tabs to control tab flexure. A score line may be provided to enable bending to fit a building component of a different width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Lewis B. Medlin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8733798
    Abstract: A conduit connector device includes an open-ended sleeve with aligned openings through upper and lower walls of the sleeve for insertion of a fastener to secure the lower wall of the sleeve to a support. A cover member or bridge is inserted into the sleeve between two conduit ends to cover the opening in the upper wall after the lower wall is attached to the support, restricting access to the previously inserted fastener. The ends of two adjacent lengths of conduit to be connected are inserted into opposite ends of the sleeve to abut the opposite ends of the bridge, and the adjacent lengths of conduits are thereby attached to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Holocom, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig McCarthy, Scott Beeson
  • Patent number: 8713893
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method with which cabling can be arranged invisibly in an indoor space in rapid and simple manner. This method comprises the steps of placing a non-load-bearing partition wall which has a cavity and which is provided on its underside with a recess which extends over the whole length thereof and which is at least partially open on its upper side and communicates with the cavity, and placing the laid cabling laterally into the recess. The method further comprises of arranging at least one take-off point in the partition wall, leading a take-off cable from the take-off point through the cavity in the partition wall to the recess, and connecting the take-off cable to the cabling in the recess. In the case of walls provided with studs or other connecting elements, these can, at the position of the recess, be replaced by or strengthened with strengthening elements leaving the recess at least partially clear. Different embodiments of these strengthening elements can be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Infill Systems B.V.
    Inventor: Age Van Randen
  • Patent number: 8704093
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a duct for a shielded wireway system. The duct includes a bottom wall, two sidewalls extending from the bottom wall, and a plurality of fingers extending from each of the sidewalls. Adjacent fingers are connected by at least one bridging component. The bottom wall, the sidewalls, and a portion of the fingers, including the bridging component, are shielded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Michael D. Asztalos, Rami A. Mishal, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Ronald A. Nordin
  • Patent number: 8677704
    Abstract: Designed for office interior environments and layouts, there is provided a module wall system that comprises a module having a number of cavities and opposite cavities. The modules may include board plates, lateral plates, cover plates, and internal rails that are built to accommodate cables and utilities. The internal rails may be posted throughout the length of such modules and may interconnect with columns. The cavities may have cover plates positioned conveniently to form a structural, functional and decorative composition. The modules are interconnected, structured and fixed with the columns, which can be posted vertically and sitting on feet, to provide better stability. The columns are hollow and fitted with removable column cover for access to wiring or complementary accommodation of decorative objects. Modules may form various convenient work areas or cubicle layouts with functional and aesthetic environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Luciano Trindade de Sousa Monteiro
  • Publication number: 20140007530
    Abstract: A partition device capable of receiving power from an external power supply unit includes a panel assembly and a power coupling mechanism. The panel assembly includes an electric panel unit. The power coupling mechanism is for coupling electrically the panel assembly to the external power supply unit and includes first and second conducting units coupled electrically to the external power supply unit and the electric panel unit, respectively. The first and second conducting units are capable of establishing contact with each other so as to make electrical connection between the external power supply unit and the electric panel unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Shou-Hsing LIAO
  • Patent number: 8549804
    Abstract: An electrical service assembly is secured to a framework of a panel of an office partition system and includes at least one bracket to which at least one electrical outlet module is mounted, the module having at least a pair of electrical outlets such that electrical outlets may be positioned in a back-to-back configuration. In this manner, the electrical service assembly provides service to opposite sides of a panel that face opposite work spaces. Also, the electrical outlet modules may be associated with separate circuits to prevent overload of the electrical service assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Metcalf, Bart J. Cooper, Jay M. Henriott
  • Publication number: 20130067838
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to prefabricated building panels for use in structures, and walls external to structures, such as outdoor privacy walls and the like. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a method and system for providing building panels that provide improved structural integrity, distribute loads, thermal performance, among other attributes using conventional framing members fit into precision cut grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: IFRAME BUILDING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: IFRAME BUILDING SOLUTIONS, LLC
  • Patent number: 8387927
    Abstract: A cable positioning bracket is provided for mounting to a building component, e.g. a wall stud. The bracket has an anchor plate for being connected to the broad surface of the building component and a pair of side plates for being connected to the narrow surface of the building component. A pair of platforms are positioned adjacent to a slot for supporting one or more cables. A series of opposed tabs are provided in several embodiments, the tabs oriented to engage and support one or more cables. One side plate pivots away from the building component by means of a hinge plate to insert the cable or cables. The tabs in one embodiment are formed with side strips surrounding a window, the strips allowing arcuate bending of the tabs to minimize fatigue failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Lewis B. Medlin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130047531
    Abstract: Media channel (1) for a laboratory system, more particularly a media cell, media column, suspended media boom or media station, for supplying a laboratory workplace with and/or removing laboratory media comprising a longitudinal profile element (100) which along its longitudinal axis defines a duct (102, 104) for laboratory cables and pipelines and has a supply and/or removal side and at least one panel (2, 2a, 2b), which is in the form of a blank panel or is equipped with at least one function-specific fitting for laboratory media supply and/or removal, whereby the panel (2, 2a, 2b) is detachably connected to the profile element (100) by means of connection elements (121, 125) provided on the supply and/or removal side of the profile element (100), and whereby the profile element (100) and the connection elements (121, 125) are in one piece in the form of a folded metal component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: WALDNER LABOREINRICHTUNGEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Jurgen Liebsch
  • Patent number: 8376290
    Abstract: An interconnecting alignment and support system for supporting and maintaining alignment of at least one conduit or pipe is disclosed. The system may be used, for example, during a concrete pour operation or other construction operation. The system comprises a base spacer and, optionally, one or more of an intermediate spacer and/or another base spacer. The base spacer is constructed to be capable of interlocking with another spacer on each side and the top. The intermediate spacer is constructed to be capable of interlocking with another spacer on each side and both the top and bottom. The interlocks on the spacers may be releasably latched when fully interlocked. By interlocking the spacers, a matrix structure for aligning and supporting conduit or pipe may be created. The base spacer is attachable to a surface, so that the alignment and support system may be fixed in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cantex, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Tollefson
  • Patent number: 8371540
    Abstract: A cable positioning bracket is provided for mounting to a building component, e.g. a wall stud. The bracket has an anchor plate for being connected to the broad surface of the building component and a pair of side plates for being connected to the narrow surface of the building component. A pair of platforms carry a series of opposed tabs that are oriented to engage and support one or more cables. One side plate pivots away from the building component by means of a hinge plate to insert the cable or cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Lewis B. Medlin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8365482
    Abstract: A curtain wall including an extruded aluminum sill having a first channel for receiving a glazed panel, a sill anchor/access portion for securing the sill to a poured concrete slab or slab wall, and toward the interior side of the sill, a wireway is defined in part by the sill and in part by a wireway cover for concealing power and/or data/telecommunication cables. The wireway cover may also include outlet devices or plugs arranged in a longitudinally spaced relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Anne Elliott Merica
  • Publication number: 20130025220
    Abstract: A reusable architectural wall is provided which provides a cost-effective space-dividing wall structure formed of internal support rails joined by a lightweight, cost effective facing panel on each panel side, which preferably is formed of standard architectural materials such as gypsum board, R-board and the like. The wall is structurally rigid, field cuttable, installable horizontally or vertically and has a substantial acoustic reduction, cable carrying capacity, and HVAC capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Yu, Bryan R. Gingrich, Robert L. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8316612
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for constructing pre-insulated structural panels is disclosed that has a tongue and groove assembly arrangement. Each panel may include one or more c-channels or profiles embedded in expandable polystyrene (EPS) foam to provide structural integrity to the panels, and resulting wall. The panels may be covered with siding, stucco, or similar materials. A chase may be formed horizontally in the panels to provide a wiring conduit through the panel. The panel may also provide when assembled, a vertical chase formed between the mated panels along the length of the panel for wiring. Acoustical properties may be formed in the surface of the EPS portions to provided added acoustical damping measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Radva Corporation
    Inventor: Luther I. Dickens
  • Patent number: 8319119
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a frame section for a window or casement frame of a window, door or facade. The frame section includes an undercut cable groove, which is situated on the outer periphery of the frame section and is designed to hold an electric cable including two or more electric conductors in a positive fit. The frame section has a centering frame for the cable, which can be placed over the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Schuco International KG
    Inventors: Burkhard Wilker, Carsten Hanke
  • Publication number: 20120272595
    Abstract: A modular patient room includes a plurality of modular wall panels or units having various configurations. Some wall units have a wall panel structure with a horizontally extending service cavity. A service structure is coupled to the wall panel structure for rotation about a horizontally extending first axis between a first position within the service cavity and a second position extending outwardly from the service cavity. A plurality of service outlets are carried by the service structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis J. Gallant
  • Patent number: 8234833
    Abstract: A structural insulated roof panel with a rigid foam core is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes a rigid foam core having first and second faces, a plurality of support channels being formed on the first and second faces of the rigid foam core, each of the support channels being formed in the rigid foam core with at least one bend; and a plurality of supports being insertable into the plurality of support channels such that at least one face of each of the plurality of supports is external to the first and second faces of the rigid foam core and substantially flush with a face of the rigid foam core, each of the plurality of supports being fabricated using at least four bends to produce a support that fits within one of the plurality of support channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Andrew Miller
  • Publication number: 20120159869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a partition system (10) comprising a plurality of wall elements (1) merging one into another, wherein at least one wall element (1) is designed as a stepped element (150), and wherein at least one wall element (1) is designed as a corner element (250).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Claudia Plikat, Johann Burkhardschmitz, Carola E.M. Zwick, Rolan R.O. Zwick
  • Patent number: 8186108
    Abstract: A medical services unit for use in health care facilities where high security is required, such as in prison and psychiatric hospitals. The unit comprises a floor-to-ceiling column with an internal medical services section to provide a plurality of medical services. The medical services section is protected by a rotating steel door that prevents access to the enclosed services. The medical services section also includes a sub-door made of a transparent, shatterproof polymer, such as polycarbonate. Thus, the clear cover panel permits visual access to the gauges and controls for the services, but prevents unauthorized physical access to them. The column is entirely enclosed in a protective casing made out of rolled steel. Doors are provided in the casing for providing access b authorized personnel only to the internal medical services section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Modular Services Co.
    Inventor: Taylor C. Culpepper
  • Patent number: 8183471
    Abstract: A cable raceway including top and bottom walls, rear and front walls and a divider extending along substantially the entire length of the raceway. The divider extends in the direction between the top and bottom walls of the raceway. The raceway is comprised of a rear module of the raceway and the next module outward is a front module completing the preceding module passages. A cover over the front module passage completes that passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Mono-Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jordan Handler
  • Patent number: 8176695
    Abstract: A wall panel frame arrangement is provided having vertical and horizontal frame rails for having a common cross-sectional profile which facilitates joining thereof at the corners of the frame. Additionally, an improved light block arrangement is provided as a rail which extends horizontally across the frame, which rail is also adaptable for use with respect to a support assembly for supporting power and data communication circuit components thereon. The bottom of the frame further includes connector arrangements which facilitate mounting of either a base raceway cover or a vertically-enlarged cover tile at the same base location of the panel frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Deweerd, Richard Haworth, Shane Kuipers, Steven Heyer
  • Patent number: 8112942
    Abstract: A hospital layout comprising a plurality of adjacent OR/intervention rooms (46, 48) uniquely configured and equipped to perform surgical and other interventional procedures, with adjacent intubation rooms (52) configured and equipped to prepare patients for procedures to occur in the OR/intervention rooms and at least one extubation room (54) adjacent the OR/intervention rooms, configured and equipped to post-intervention awaken and extubate patients. A plurality of universal patient rooms (40) are located adjacent the OR/intervention rooms and universal patient rooms, and are configured and equipped to admit patients for surgery/intervention, prepare patients for surgery/intervention, allow patients to recover post-intervention, and discharge patients post-recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: NBBJ Design LLP
    Inventors: Friedrich K. M. Bohm, Richard F Dallam, Ernest Bates, James V Brennan, Ahmet Oktay Cini, Wilbur C Martin, Corrie E Messinger, Hay Mew Suen, Paul L Williams
  • Patent number: 8109055
    Abstract: A structural insulated panel includes a rigid foam core without thermal bridging. A particular embodiment includes a rigid foam core having first and second faces, a plurality of stud channels being formed on the first and second faces of the rigid foam core, each of the stud channels being formed in the rigid foam core in an L-shape in cross-section. The particular embodiment includes a plurality of studs being insertable into the plurality of stud channels such that one face of each of the plurality of studs being external to the first and second faces of the rigid foam core and substantially flush with a face of the rigid foam core, each of the plurality of studs being fabricated using no more than four bends to produce a stud with a hat channel shape in cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Andrew Miller
  • Patent number: 8093510
    Abstract: A cable raceway system includes a device bracket and a device cover for outfitting an elongate cable raceway with a downward facing electrical device. The raceway, configured for attachment to a wall surface, is of the type having an interior wireway. The device bracket is cooperative with the raceway for access to the wireway, and includes a device support for connecting an electrical device to the bracket, in a downward facing orientation with respect to the raceway. More particularly, when an electrical device is attached to the device support, an access face of the electrical device is oriented generally perpendicularly with respect to the wall surface. The cover cooperates with the bracket and raceway for covering the bracket, and has a faceplate portion complementary to the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Wiremold Company
    Inventors: Mark Makwinski, Richard R. Picard
  • Patent number: 8091301
    Abstract: Partition walls for absorbing or reflecting sound waves are already available in various types and qualities. Such partition walls are generally permanently fixed to a structural member of a building, for example, or are otherwise permanently stationed, in order to absorb a substantial part of the incidental sound waves, and thus actually remove them. The invention relates to an improved sound-insulating partition wall. The invention also relates to an assembly method for such a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Unispace A.G.
    Inventor: Cornelis Jacobus Van Klaveren
  • Publication number: 20110289859
    Abstract: A self-supporting modular panel for dividing spaces and/or supporting furniture elements includes a support structure including a cross-beam and an upright fastened to the cross-beam. The support structure has a plurality of horizontal notches. A first plurality of cover sheets are fastened to the cross-beam so as to provide a rest base, and define a housing volume arranged within the rest base. A second plurality of cover sheets are fastened to the upright of the modular support structure so as to provide a wall having plurality of horizontal grooves which provide a passageway for a bracket mount which can be geometrically coupled to a shaped profile that is accommodated within one of the horizontal notches of the support structure. The rest base, with the housing volume, defines a wiring recess suitable to accommodate a plurality of wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Unifor S.P.A.
    Inventor: Cesare Picchio
  • Patent number: 8058555
    Abstract: A divider for keeping current-carrying conductors separated transversely in raceways, such as walker ducts and cable trays, in which multiple conductors extend, in order that air can flow around the conductors and cool the conductors. The divider is mounted in the raceway to form passages through which some of the conductors can extend spaced from other conductors. Two separators are mounted together and preferably mounted to the raceway sidewall, forming at least a base passage between the separator and the sidewall of the raceway, and an elevated passage between the walls of the separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: CVC Limited 1 LLC
    Inventor: Carl V. Cardi
  • Patent number: 8046962
    Abstract: An upright space-dividing wall panel is provided having an internal frame and a top cap attached to a top rail of the frame. The top cap includes a lengthwise channel in which threaded fasteners are slidably received for engaging the top cap to the frame rail. The top cap further includes side channels which cooperate with coupling brackets for securing a second panel to the wall panel. Further, a locator clip arrangement is provided between the top cap and a side trim cover on the end of the wall panel for precisely locating the trim cover relative to the top cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Glick, Shane Kuipers, David Koning, Jason Deweerd
  • Patent number: 8046957
    Abstract: A stack-on panel assembly for panel-based partition systems includes a connector bracket with a first portion shaped for connection with the top of an associated base panel, and a second portion upstanding from the first portion and having a first latch member. The stack-on panel assembly also includes a stacker panel having a bottom portion shaped for abutting support on top of the base panel, and a vertically extending slot disposed along one side to receive and retain therein the second portion of the connector bracket. A second latch member is disposed within the stacker panel at a location adjacent to the slot, and automatically engages and positively locks with the first latch member on the connector bracket when the stacker panel is lowered into place on top of the base panel to positively, yet detachably, connect the stacker panel on the base panel in a vertically stacked relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Charles D. Towersey, Gordon F. Chapman, Randall Lee Bixler