Flexible Barrier Covering: Shaped Or Edge-attached Patents (Class 52/273)
  • Patent number: 10233649
    Abstract: A roof edge mounting bracket preferably includes a base member and a vertical attachment flange. The base member extends outward in a horizontal orientation from the vertical attachment flange. A lower portion of the vertical attachment flange extends below the base member and an upper portion of the vertical attachment flange extends above the base member. The roof edge bracket has a plurality of variations. A roof edge bracket extender preferably includes a modified roof edge bracket and an extender plate. The modified roof edge bracket includes a roof edge bracket and an extender projection. A second embodiment of a roof edge bracket extender preferably includes a second modified roof edge bracket and a second extender plate. A third embodiment of a roof edge bracket extender preferably includes a third modified roof edge bracket and at least one third extender plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: METAL-ERA, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Inzeo
  • Patent number: 10221571
    Abstract: A roof edge mounting bracket preferably includes a base member and a vertical attachment flange. The base member extends outward in a horizontal orientation from the vertical attachment flange. A lower portion of the vertical attachment flange extends below the base member and an upper portion of the vertical attachment flange extends above the base member. A plurality of staggered fastener openings are preferably formed through the base member. An angled roof edge bracket includes a base member and a vertical attachment flange. The base member extends from the vertical attachment flange at an acute angle. A cantilevered roof edge bracket preferably includes a cantilevered base member and a vertical attachment flange. A roof edge angle bracket includes a base member and a vertical attachment flange. A roof edge vertical bracket preferably includes a vertical attachment flange, a bottom offset lip and an upper retaining lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: METAL-ERA, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Inzeo, Robert D. Thompson, Scott A. Kittilstad, Brad D. Van Dam, Tony Mallinger, Dana T. Spurgeon, Eric W. Godfrey, Christopher M. Parent
  • Patent number: 9905577
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an array substrate, a flexible display device, and a method for manufacturing an array substrate. The array substrate includes a flexible substrate arranged at a display region and a peripheral region, and an array layer formed on the flexible substrate. The flexible substrate arranged at the display region has a first thickness, and at least a portion of the flexible substrate arranged at the peripheral region has a second thickness greater than the first thickness. According to the array substrate of the present disclosure, the flexible substrate arranged at the peripheral region is provided with a thickened portion so as to meet the strength requirement of an unfoldable region. Meanwhile, the thickened portion can be formed in a single process through a base plate having a corresponding concave structure, and as a result, it is able to reduce the process complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Qin, Weifeng Zhou, Hongfei Cheng, Jing Su
  • Patent number: 9174169
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mat or molded pre-form that may be used as a mounting mat to mount a fragile monolith within an outer housing of an exhaust gas treatment device, such as automotive catalytic converters and diesel particulate traps. The mat or pre-form may also be used as thermal insulation in the end cone regions of the exhaust gas treatment device. The mat and pre-form includes an inorganic microporous insulation component and a flexible fibrous material component. Exhaust gas treatment devices and methods for making exhaust gas treatment devices including the mat or pre-form are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventor: Amit Kumar
  • Patent number: 9010046
    Abstract: A molding strip for fabric and wall systems has a base for securing it to a wall and at least two pairs of flexible gripping members that face each other at fabric entry slots for different fabric receiving cavities. In one embodiment, one pair of flexible gripping walls is arranged where an edge of the base and an adjacent wall or ceiling intersect and the other pair is arranged on a protruding member. The flexible gripping walls have gripping teeth to secure the fabric after insertion of fabric into a collection cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Novawell Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Rob H. Reilly
  • Patent number: 8959854
    Abstract: A weatherproof fabric-covered building system for preventing water damage and leakage. The weatherproof fabric-covered building system generally includes a plurality of connecting members attached to a corresponding plurality of trusses, a plurality of fabric panels connected between the connecting members and a plurality of cap members connected to the connecting members to prevent water from entering the interior of the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Management Resources Group, LLC
    Inventor: Donald Orson Bucklin
  • Patent number: 8936741
    Abstract: A resilient wall base member manufactured with pre-scored grooves to allow relatively short, straight lengths to be used for both flat walls and wall corner junctures without on site scoring operations or equipment. The lengths can either be pre-cut during manufacturing to convenient lengths or can be cut after manufacturing from coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Burke Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Allen Carnes, Robert Francis Pitman
  • Patent number: 8739473
    Abstract: A trellis system is disclosed wherein the trellis comprises a front tube, a back tube, and two end tubes joined together, a plurality of roof panels, each panel having a perimeter, wherein the perimeter of the panel is coupled to at least a back tube surface and a front tube surface; a plurality of cross member assemblies wherein the cross member assemblies assist in creating tension between the front tube and the back tube, and a plurality of fasteners coupling the front tube to the end tubes, the back tube to the end tubes, and the roof panels to at least the front tube and the back tube, wherein the fasteners are not visible when the trellis system is installed. The trellis system also includes accent bands. A plurality of turnbuckles allows for easy leveling of the trellis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Division 8 Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Michel, Eric Goodman, Ned Albert
  • Patent number: 8733042
    Abstract: A baseboard structure having air gap insulation, an integrated quarter-round molding segment, and an upper caulk channel for providing a unitary baseboard element for rapid and improved installation. The baseboard comprises an outer, decorative surface having an integrated quarter round element, a lower surface adapted to lie flush on a floor surface, a backside surface and an upper caulk channel. A section of compressible insulation material is located at the junction of the backside and lower surfaces, and is adapted to be pressed into any gaps between the flooring and the wall to seal any air gaps or gaps in thermal resistance. The device incorporates a caulking channel at the junction of the backside and outer surfaces such that the installer may create a seamless transition between the top of the baseboard and the wall with a quantity of caulk while the baseboard lower surface lies flush with floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Daniocek, Thomas L Peck
  • Patent number: 8689494
    Abstract: The present invention provides cold climatic protection to the hydro tanks and associated fluid conduits present on a frac pad. A modular endoskeleton is provided and covered by a plurality of rip resistant tarps. A heat entrapment canopy results which maintains an inner temperature above freezing even in extreme cold outside temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: TFL Distribution, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew B. Leavitt
  • Patent number: 8667743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a panel for use in the assembly of a modular hot work habitat so as to form an enclosure to facilitate hot working. The panels comprise a first layer of flexible structural material, and a second layer of flexible fireproof material fixed to the structural layer. A habitat comprising a plurality of interconnected panels is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Safehouse Habitats (Scotland) Limited
    Inventor: Philip Graham Watters
  • Patent number: 8627619
    Abstract: A rigging deck module including: a deck body including a flexible deck material bounded by a web-reinforced tensile edge, suspension means spaced about the edge whereby the deck body is tensionable to form a substantially flat deck surface, and a lattice of tensile web members secured to the flexible deck material and the web-reinforced tensile edge; tensile rigging strops adapted to be mounted in tension to a structure in maintained spaced relation to each other, and each having securing points formed thereon; and tensionable connection means located at each suspension means for securing and tensioning the deck body to the respective securing points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Decklite IP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: David Heaney
  • Patent number: 8615944
    Abstract: A stop bead for mounting along a frame or jamb of a window or door of a building to separate the frame or jamb from plaster or stucco material during application of the plaster or stucco material to the building comprises a first side end portion and a second side end portion, the first side portion having a leading edge for engaging the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, a base panel having a front face, a wall formed on the base panel and extending outwardly above the front face of the base panel, the wall having an engaging surface for engaging plaster or stucco and a frame/jamb facing surface that faces the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, and a spacing member formed on the stop bead and extending outwardly away from the frame/jamb facing surface of the wall for spacing the wall a predetermined distance from the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, the spacing member forming the leading
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: E-Z Bead LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Maziarz
  • Patent number: 8479463
    Abstract: Provided herein are solar collectors having reflective sheets which are slidably insertable and/or removable for quick installation, construction, removal, repair, and/or replacement. Also provided are solar collectors having reflective sheets under tension. Further provided are methods for constructing solar collectors. In another aspect, provided herein are guide rails for guiding and/or retaining slidably removable reflective sheets and holding the reflective sheets in a prescribed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: SkyFuel, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall C. Gee, Scott Audette, Randolph Carl Brost, Adrian L. Farr, Robert Hawkins, David White, Shannon Thomson
  • Patent number: 8397439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a panel (20) for use in the assembly of a modular hot work habitat (10) so as to form an enclosure to facilitate hot working. The panels (20) comprise a first layer of flexible structural material (22), and a second layer of flexible fireproof material (24) fixed to the structural layer. A habitat (10) comprising a plurality of interconnected panels (20) is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Safehouse Habitats (Scotland) Limited
    Inventor: Philip Graham Watters
  • Patent number: 8336266
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for attaching false stretched walls made of a flexible sheet (1) attached by the edges thereof to a mini-stringer (3?), said edges being provided with a harpoon-type hook (11) inserted as a gooseneck between the two flanges of the stringer (3?) and including a first section (11a) connected to the sheet (1) and a second section (11b) folded on the first one, and having an end bead bearing onto a shoulder (8) of the outer flange (5) of said stringer, characterised in that the end bead of the harpoon (11) includes a disconnection lip (12) extending perpendicularly from the bearing area of the bead on the shoulder (8), and extending under said shoulder (8) in the gap of the stringer (3?) so that said lip (12) can be used as a lever for urging the end of the harpoon (11) out of the shoulder (8), without any penetration of an application tool in the stringer (3?), in order to easily dismantle said sheet (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Normalu
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Scherrer
  • Patent number: 8161704
    Abstract: A perimeter insulation strip for use when laying laminate or parquet floors is described. The perimeter insulation strips comprises a vapor barrier film including a perimeter insulation strip bonded on a front side and at least one adhesive layer arranged behind the perimeter insulation strip on a back side. The vapor barrier film has at least one overlapping section starting from the perimeter insulation strip to connect with a vapor barrier film below a floor covering to be laid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Selit Dammtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Marco Seitner
  • Patent number: 8153236
    Abstract: A roof covering for a building having a roof with structured roof tiles and a structure projecting out from the roof surface, such as a chimney, a window, a wall, or ventilating pipe. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Brinkmann
  • Patent number: 8082713
    Abstract: A screed corner comprises a screed base including substantially perpendicular nailing flanges and a bead leg extending away from each nailing flange. The bead has a horizontally disposed V-shaped cross section. A separate screed corner component is provided to be secured to arms of the bead and to close a gap in the screed base which is located in a volume comprising an intersection of a projection of each bead leg. The screed corner may be provided in a contour in sheet metal which can be readily bent to form a screed base. The screed corner component may comprise formed sheet metal. The corner component may comprise a sharp corner or may comprise a radius at its periphery. In one further form, the bead may comprise a substantially planar surface extending away from the nailing flange. In another, further form, the screed corner may be molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: James F. Matthews
  • Patent number: 8079601
    Abstract: A sealing member for sealing over a structural joint or compound expansion joint. The sealing member has an elastomeric portion to overlie the lines of the joint and an adhesive receiving region to the sides of the elastomeric portion. The adhesive receiving region is adapted to be adhered to material adjacent to the structural joint. The elastomeric portion extends along each line of the structural joint in use to allow relative movement along each joint to be absorbed by the elastomeric portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Philip Anthony Scardigno
  • Patent number: 8074411
    Abstract: A fabric wall panel includes a number of frame members for attachment to a wall to form a frame. Each frame member has a stationary jaw for attachment to the wall and a movable jaw pivotally attached to the stationary jaw by a flexible and stretchable hinge for rotation between an open position and a close position. Each frame member has an opening lock that locks the movable jaw in the open position to facilitate the insertion of fabric between the movable jaw and the stationary jaw. Each frame member also has one or more closing locks that connect the movable jaw to the stationary jaw to thereby hold the movable jaw in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Jacob Anderson, Andy W. Anderson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8037645
    Abstract: A trellis system is disclosed wherein the trellis comprises a front tube, a back tube, and two end tubes joined together, a plurality of roof panels, each panel having a perimeter, wherein the perimeter of the panel is coupled to at least a back tube surface and a front tube surface; a plurality of cross member assemblies wherein the cross member assemblies assist in creating tension between the front tube and the back tube, and a plurality of fasteners coupling the front tube to the end tubes, the back tube to the end tubes, and the roof panels to at least the front tube and the back tube, wherein the fasteners are not visible when the trellis system is installed. The trellis system also includes accent bands. A plurality of turnbuckles allows for easy leveling of the trellis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventors: Tim Michel, Eric Goodman, Ned H. Albert
  • Publication number: 20110173908
    Abstract: Structures and methods use a high-albedo fabric to cover the surface of building roofs, thereby shielding the roof from solar radiation that would otherwise be absorbed into the roof as heat. The high-albedo fabric may be standard or a modified version of SunTex® 90% woven polyester-polyvinyl fabric. Produced in large sizes, the material may be placed on the roof similar to how wall-to-wall carpet is installed, with bonded seams and cutouts for the vents, stacks, and other roof structures. The high-albedo fabric may be adhered to the roof surface and attached the roof edges with fabric binding clips, thereby ensuring the fabric is resistant to wind damage. The high-albedo fabric may be printed with designs (e.g., shingle or roof tile patterns) that enable the fabric to be applied to existing structures without altering the aesthetic appearance of the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: SE2 International LLC
    Inventor: Peter Kahle
  • Patent number: 7954293
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a system of panels which could for instance be used for a suspended ceiling comprising one or more rows (R1, R2, . . . ) of panels (2), where one or more of the panels (2) of a given row can be moved from a first, upper level (a), where the panels are fixed relative to the system to a second, lower level (b), where the panels can be displaced along and underneath panels situated at the first level, thereby providing access through the system of panels to the space above or behind the panels. According to the invention there is furthermore provided panels for such systems, the panels comprising a substantially rigid frame (6, 12), the frame being furthermore provided with means for cooperation with mating means on a suspension and guide system, thereby allowing said movement from one level to the other and vice versa and said displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Soft Cells A/S
    Inventor: Jesper Nielsen
  • Patent number: 7934350
    Abstract: A security screen comprising a frame having an outer edge which defines the outer perimeter of the frame and further having an inner edge (12) which surrounds an open portion of the frame, the outer edge of the frame being dimensioned such that in use the security screen is receivable across an opening to close the opening, a perforate sheet element (29) received in the open portion of the frame to close the open portion, the edge of the perforate sheet element being formed with a lip (31) extending from one face of the perforate sheet element, the inner edge of the frame formed with a recess (13) having an entry extending across at least a portion of the width of the inner edge, the recess extending along the inner edge, the recess having two opposed side faces (15, 16) extending from the inner edge, one side face (16) of the recess having a zone (23) located inward of the inner edge and extending laterally from the recess, the edge of the perforate sheet element received within the recess such that the lip
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: G & J Koutsoukos Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Jamie Dimitrios Elias Koutsoukos
  • Patent number: 7877962
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a stronger lanai, area or pool enclosure. The system utilizes a beam having an interior channel that provides increased thread receiving surface for receiving one or more fasteners and an interlocking joint for further strengthening the connection between a plurality of beam members that form the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Teffenhart, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7849645
    Abstract: A flood protection system for a building employs waterproof flexible sheeting (26) of a size at least sufficient to cover a region to be protected on one or more faces of a building. The sheeting is capable of withstanding water pressure at least with a head as great as the difference in height from the lowest to the highest point of the region. The sheeting has a first side and an opposite side on the side of the sheeting opposite the first side. The first side is arranged to bear against the surface of the building at least around the periphery of the region and an opposite side. A frame of similar dimension to the sheeting is used to mount the sheeting with its first side against the face of the building. The frame co-operates with compressible sealing means (23, 24) which bear against the opposite side of the sheeting to thereby press the first side against the face of the building. Fixing means mount the frame to the surface of the building without the fixing means piercing the sealing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Aquaflood Protection Systems Ltd
    Inventor: Nicholas Pamboris
  • Publication number: 20100269427
    Abstract: Head curtains for dock shelters or dock seals are disclosed. An example head curtain assembly for a vehicle loading dock includes a retractable curtain stiffened by a resiliently compressible foam panel that is more flexible about a horizontal axis than about a vertical axis. The difference in directional flexibility can be created by sewing the foam panel to a pliable cover using a series of parallel horizontal thread lines. The thread lines create in the foam a series of compressed indentations that run horizontally across the curtain so that the curtain tends to bend more easily along those lines. The relative stiffness in the horizontal direction enables the curtain to exert an appreciable sealing force against two lateral dock seal members, and the vertical flexibility makes the curtain easy to retract to accommodate vehicles of various heights. Touch-and-hold fasteners make many of the individual components of the head curtain readily replaceable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Charles Digmann, Gary Borgerding, Timothy J. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100251639
    Abstract: Flexible structures for use with dock seals and shelters are disclosed. An example flexible structure includes an elongate flexible panel assembly having first and second longitudinal edges and at least one flexible thin-walled member having a length along a longitudinal axis of the elongate flexible panel assembly. The at least one flexible thin-walled member is configured to have a cross-sectional geometry that provides sufficient rigidity to enable the elongate flexible panel assembly to be cantilevered from a surface via the first longitudinal edge without substantial deformation of the cross-sectional geometry of the at least one flexible thin-walled member along the length of the at least one flexible thin-walled member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: David J. Hoffmann, Charles J. Digmann
  • Patent number: 7797899
    Abstract: A temporary floor joint filler may include a base member having a cross-sectional profile including a first set of opposing sides and a second set of opposing sides, a cap coupled to the base member, a first fin coupled with a first side of the second set of opposing sides of the base member, and/or a second fin coupled with a second side of the second set of opposing sides of the base member. The base member may be configured for insertion into a floor joint, the first fin and the second fin may be configured for retaining the base member in the floor joint, and the cap may be configured for covering the floor joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Nox-Crete Products Group
    Inventors: Carl Jeffery Linn, Leszek Krochmal
  • Patent number: 7763556
    Abstract: A composite flexible fabric is employed as a covering for an opening of a building, such as a window or door. The composite fabric protects the opening from hurricane force winds and associated flying objects. The composite fabric is formed from at least one layer of a fabric comprised of high tenacity polyolefin fibers and at least one layer of a plastic film. The film is attached to at least one surface of the high tenacity polyolefin fiber fabric. Each of the fabric layer and the film layer are sufficient translucent so as to permit light to enter the opening of the building. The fabric layer provides protection against high wind and impact from projectiles, and the film layer provides an impervious barrier to water, such as wind driven rain. An adhesive layer may be used to enhance bonding between the fabric layer and the film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Huy X. Nguyen, John E. Holland, Connie W. Holland
  • Patent number: 7752820
    Abstract: A fast unfolding two-layer temporary flooring structure consisting of preferably rigid plates (1 to 6), made of a suitable material. The plates (1 to 6) are arranged mutually parallel and cascade-linked by an articulated linking element (B) so that between two consecutive plates, the element (B) is linked to an edge of the other plates, and also preferably in a central zone of the other plate, the elements defining hinge lines between parallel planes with longitudinal or transverse axis of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Ets A. Deschamps et Fils
    Inventor: Georges-Paul Deschamps
  • Publication number: 20100139080
    Abstract: An elongated metal simulated log siding panel has a curved portion that simulates the curvature of a natural construction log. A plurality of longitudinally extending and randomly transversely spaced permanent bends in the curved portion simulate hew lines of a natural construction log, thereby creating a more natural appearance. Rotating disks compress the metal into an elastomeric roller to create the hew line-simulating bends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Ted Baum, JR.
  • Patent number: 7726081
    Abstract: A modular wind abatement system comprises a plurality of net components, net-to-net connection hardware, net-to-ground anchors and net-to-building anchors. Flexible net-like sheet components are configured and joined into a suitably sized and shaped web fitted in covering relation with a structure, such as a home, building, billboard, motor home, boat, or any other outdoor thing to be protected. Net component sections are joined together to form suitably sized and shaped web using clamp devices. Once formed the web is secured to the ground in at least partial covering relation with the protected structure by suitable ground anchors such that wind forces are transferred to ground anchors. The present invention thus provides a wind abatement device suitable for protecting a wide variety of structures and property from damage resulting from hurricane force winds and windborne debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventors: Frank L. Bennardo, Michael Madden
  • Publication number: 20100126091
    Abstract: A rail (27) for a false partition with a tensioned fabric (2), of the type including one or more zones (15) for fixing to a partition (12), and being intended to be connected to the fabric (2) by one or more laces (3), is characterized in that the rail (27) includes a runner (16) accepting elements (17) for receiving laces (3), each element (17) for receiving laces (3) being, via a support (18), firstly slidably mounted and secondly able to be immobilized with respect to the runner (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: NORMALU
    Inventor: Yves Meyer
  • Publication number: 20100024333
    Abstract: A system for attaching non perfectly stretched suspended partitions made of a flexible web attached at the edges thereof to a frame attached to the walls or the ceiling of a room in a building, the frame including rails with a shoulder on which the edge bears, is characterised in that the edge has the shape of a hook and includes a wing through which it is connected to the web and a seam, The edge is made of a semi-flexible material and has a flexibility level such that the two branches a and are spread apart by at least 45° from each other after the edge has been inserted into the rail so that the portion of the inner face of the seam, located towards the free end of the seam is in contact with the shoulder and thus ensures a frictional blocking of the edge in the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: BREVETIX
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Scherrer
  • Publication number: 20090266011
    Abstract: A roof covering for a building having a roof with structured roof tiles and a structure projecting out from the roof surface, such as a chimney, a window, a wall, or ventilating pipe. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Peter BRINKMANN
  • Patent number: 7607268
    Abstract: A false wall includes a stretched piece of fabric held on the periphery thereof by an edge attachable to ribbands fixed to the ceiling or walls of a building. The ribbands include a holding arrangement having two interspaced parallel wings, namely a first external large wing and a second, lower, internal wing that ends in a shoulder extending towards the first wing and ending at a distance there from that enables the edge to be guided through, to rest on the shoulder. The ribband includes a base and two holding arrangements provided with inclined wings that converge towards each other and the space between the ends thereof is such that the distance between the end of a large wing and the plane of the large wing of the holding arrangement opposite is equal to the distance separating the shoulder of the holding arrangement from the large wing associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Scherrer, Jean-Paul Scherrer
  • Publication number: 20090183444
    Abstract: The disclosed inventive system vents Radon gas from a building crawl space disposed below ground level floor, where such gas can enter via a dirt floor or the like. An impervious sheet is spread over the floor and up the adjacent foundation walls, and is sealed to the wall near its top, thereby isolating Radon gas from the crawl space. A thin porous mat extends to the wall spread between the floor and sheet operable to direct the collected Radon gas to the wall. A perforated pipe encircles the crawl space and overlies the mat at the wall, and is vented by a solid wall pipe to the outside atmosphere, thereby effectively removing the Radon gas from the crawl space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy Wilkerson, Louis F. Cole
  • Publication number: 20090094914
    Abstract: A building product is configured for attachment to a surface of a building. In one example, the building product includes a siding product including a first side and a second side. In one example, the siding product is a pultruded product. A first engagement feature is disposed on or near the first side. A second engagement feature is disposed on or near the second side. The second engagement feature is configured to selectively frictionally engage with the first engagement feature of another similar siding product such that any curvature in the siding product increases frictional engagement between the siding product and the other similar siding product. In one example, the building product includes a spacer clip for attachment of the building product to the surface of the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: John Jambois, Robb Willgohs, Shane Allmendinger
  • Publication number: 20090061714
    Abstract: A composite flexible fabric is employed as a covering for an opening of a building, such as a window or door. The composite fabric protects the opening from hurricane force winds and associated flying objects. The composite fabric is formed from at least one layer of a fabric comprised of high tenacity fibers and at least one ultraviolet radiation resistant layer which is attached to the high tenacity fiber fabric. The UV resistant layer limits transmission of both UVA and UVB rays preferably to less than about 10% of the radiation incident upon such layer. Preferably, the UV resistant layer is a woven fabric, and the layer of high tenacity fibers is a woven fabric of extended chain polyethylene fibers. An adhesive layer may be used to enhance bonding between the fabric layer and the UV resistant layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Huy X. Nguyen, John E. Holland, Connie W. Holland
  • Patent number: 7392626
    Abstract: A smooth edge strip for engaging a carpet edge at a floor edge adjacent a wall is held in place by a bracket having a bracket body defining a mounting plate for attachment to the wall at the floor edge and a channel portion for receiving the smooth edge strip so as to hold the smooth edge strip flat on the floor. The channel portion includes an upper leg across the top of the strip which connects to the wall plate at the corner with the floor by a downwardly inclined portion. The wall plate is arranged at an angle to provide spring bias tending to hold the channel and the strip held thereby in contact with the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Blair Farrend
  • Patent number: 7249624
    Abstract: A post and beam furniture system having a plurality of horizontally-extending beams having a longitudinally-extending T-shaped first channel and a longitudinally, T-shaped second channel, and a plurality of vertical posts each having a lower portion thereof adapted to be abuttingly supported on a floor surface of an office space, and an upper portion thereof adapted to be connected with the horizontally-extending beams, and a longitudinally-extending T-shaped channel. The channels of the beams and posts receiving a plurality of connectors and accessories, including a multiple bracket post and beam connectors, a T-nut connector, and T-connector, an infill panel, a horizontally-extending two-part wire manager, a vertically extending wire manager, a vertically adjustable worksurface, a transactional surface, a swivel support for supporting a post thereon, and a universal utility hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Zeh, James R. Yurchenco, Peter S. Macdonald, Karl H. Mueller, Jonah L. Houston, Ari T. Adler, Stephen J. Senatore, Steven L. Atkins, Ana T. Chang, Todd A. Pelman
  • Patent number: 7121058
    Abstract: Flooring material comprising sheet-shaped floor elements with a mainly square or rectangular shape. The floor elements are provided with edges, a lower side and an upper decorative layer. The floor elements are intended to be joined by means of joining members. The floor elements are provided with male joining members on a first edge while a second edge of the floor elements are provided with a female joining member. The male joining member is provided with a tongue and a lower side groove while the female joining member is provided with a groove and a cheek, the cheek being provided with a lip. The floor elements are provided with a male vertical assembly joining member on a third edge while a fourth, opposite, edge is provided with female vertical assembly joining member. The floor elements are alternatively provided with a male vertical assembly joining member on a third edge while a fourth, opposite, edge also is provided with male vertical assembly joining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Jorgen Palsson, Ake Sjöberg
  • Patent number: 7018699
    Abstract: A composite fire stopping article capable of fire stopping through-penetrations without the need for a secondary reinforcement structure includes an interior insulating material, such as mineral wool, sandwiched between layers of an intumescent material. The insulating material and intumescent material may be enclosed in a bag formed of a polymeric material. The intumescent material is substantially free of graphite and consists essentially of filler material, binder material, and a hydrated alkali metal silicate intumescent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Dykhoff
  • Patent number: 7010892
    Abstract: A non-deformable laminated trim molding is provided to form watertight sealing between laminated panel members such as a counter top and a wall. The trim molding is laminated prior to installation so that the color of the laminated trim molding is related to the color of the laminated counter top. The trim molding includes a part to fit between panel members such as between a counter top and a wall or between a counter top and a back splash. A sealant layer between the laminated panel member and the laminated trim molding prevents water or other liquids from penetrating through to the substrate of the counter top, which is usually wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Jason Tonkin
  • Patent number: 6959518
    Abstract: The invention concerns a rail section for false stretched fabric partitions, said section (3) comprising at least a groove (10) defined by two lateral walls (5, 7) and a base wall (6), said groove (10) being designed to contain at least an edge of the stretched fabric (1) after it has been mounted into the rail (3), said section being in one single piece and comprising a joint (12) for retaining the edge of the stretched fabric (1) in said groove (10), said joint (12) being made of a material having a flexibility different from that of the material constituting the walls (5, 6, 7) of said groove (10). The invention also concerns false stretched fabric partitions, such as false ceilings or false walls, said fabrics being stretched in a frame obtained by assembling such sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Newmat S.A.
    Inventor: Etienne Cousin
  • Patent number: 6955011
    Abstract: A window well cover for a below-grade or basement window is disclosed. A transparent upper structure or portion is designed to cover a below-grade window on an outside of a building or other structure. The upper end of the transparent upper structure extends, or is angled, downwardly from a mounting flange terminating at a lower end. Furthermore, the transparent upper structure has two curved sides, which serve to connect the side ends. Mounting flanges extend outwardly from the two side ends. The window well cover includes a vent portion integrally formed therewith of an air pervious material to allow continuous air exchange through the window well cover. The vented portion may extend the length of, or the entire lower periphery of, the transparent upper structure. The window well cover, which is free of movable parts, allows for continuous airflow through the window well cover while restricting the entry of debris and insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Inventor: Stephen D. Meissner
  • Patent number: 6948287
    Abstract: The invention concerns a permanently functional gap seal on structures, in particular building structures, which ensures a reliable seal against penetrating moisture, this being achieved in that the cover layer has a profile which can be adapted to an installation situation over a joint or on an inner or outer corner and has a central part and side wings disposed on both sides of the central part, and in that at least the side wings have contact surfaces for contacting a sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: Doris Korn
  • Patent number: 6918977
    Abstract: An architectural molding (10) includes an extruded flexible plastic foam member (16) having a front side (22), a rear side (20) and a cross sectional profile (18). Also included is a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive (24, 26) affixed to at least a portion of the rear side and a release strip (28, 29) releasibly adhered to the layer of pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Scott D. Maurer