Article Or Material Supported Cover Patents (Class 52/3)
  • Patent number: 10863675
    Abstract: Methods of positioning a protective sheet over a stack of goods comprise: engaging a lifting device to lift a first elongate member adjacent to a first side of the stack; projecting a positioning strap from a positioning strap projector, such that the positioning strap passes over a top of the stack and down a second side of the stack; securing the positioning strap and disengaging the first elongate member so that the sheet is free of the lifting device; applying tension to the positioning strap to pull the first elongate member across the top of the stack towards the second side of the stack whilst also lifting a second elongate member up the first side of the stack; and once the sheet is in place over the stack, securing the securing strap to a respective location at or near a base of the first and second sides of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Patrick John Reed
  • Patent number: 10667633
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and device for affixing a ground cover to the ground are provided in accordance with various embodiments. For example, some embodiments include a system that may include a ground cover and one or more stakes coupled with the ground cover. In some embodiments, the one or more stakes are coupled with the ground cover utilizing one or more tethers. The one or more tethers may include one or more elastic materials. In some embodiments, the one or more elastic materials include one or more flat elastic bands. In some embodiments, the one or more elastic materials include one or more round elastic chords. Some embodiments of the system include one or more storage components coupled with the ground cover; each of the one or more storage components may be configured to stow one of the one or more stakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Clearman Labs LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Aaron Clearman, Jaime Lynn Caso
  • Patent number: 10246889
    Abstract: A strip anchoring system for emergency roof tarp installations, having at least one strip assembly, which has a top face having a top cut out and a top cut out face, and a bottom face having a bottom cut out, a bottom cut out face, and a retaining strip, wherein the at least one strip assembly secures a tarp on a roof. A plurality of strip assemblies may be assembled linearly and/or at ninety degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Alexis Nogueras
  • Patent number: 9752320
    Abstract: A decor apparatus is based on a flexible panel. In the apparatus, a support structure includes a rail, and a flexible panel having an edge is attached to the rail, with the attachment between the rail and the edge including a plurality of discrete attachment points. A trim piece for the flexible panel is connected to the rail from between the attachment points. The trim piece overlays the attachment between the rail and the edge outside of a plane of the flexible panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: John Bowen
  • Patent number: 9530288
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of reducing heat loss and cooling loss from a bank building caused by automatic teller machines, night drop vaults, and cash deal drawers. 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: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Dale Conrath
  • Patent number: 9416542
    Abstract: The present subject matter comprises a simple, passive skylight dome with relatively tall partially vertical sides comprising partially transparent material which diffuses the transmitted light, and a mostly opaque sun shade near the top of the relatively tall partially vertical sides. The partially vertical sides are able to better intercept sunlight from low sun elevation angles than conventional horizontal skylights. The mostly opaque sun shade is able to block sunlight from high sun elevation angles to prevent such sunlight from entering the building below the dome. By enhancing the collection of low-sun-elevation-angle light, the subject matter improves the daylight performance of the skylight early and late in the day, and all day in the winter months. By reducing the collection of high-sun-elevation-angle light, the subject matter reduces the solar heat gain near solar noon in the summer months, thereby reducing air conditioning loads and related costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Entech Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: David Gelbaum
  • Patent number: 9388576
    Abstract: A decor apparatus is based on a flexible panel. In the apparatus, a support structure includes a rail, and a flexible panel having an edge is attached to the rail, with the attachment between the rail and the edge including a plurality of discrete attachment points. A trim piece for the flexible panel is connected to the rail from between the attachment points. The trim piece overlays the attachment between the rail and the edge outside of a plane of the flexible panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: John Bowen
  • Patent number: 9315997
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for protecting individual spaces formed by modular walls from unauthorized and/or undetected entry. More specifically, at least one implementation includes tamper evident panels that can indicate unauthorized removal thereof and/or indicate an occurrence of unauthorized entry into a protected individual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, LTD
    Inventors: Mogens Smed, Geoff Gosling
  • Patent number: 9161641
    Abstract: A foldable mat is provided. The foldable mat may move from a usable First Position A to a condensed Second Position B. The foldable mat has a plurality of grommets. The grommets are located along the four corners of the mat. The front and the back of the mat have a plurality of protrusions which extend outward and cover substantially the entire top and bottom surface of the mat. A first crease lacking the protrusions extends along the center of the mat parallel to the side of the foldable mat and a second crease lacking the protrusion extends along the center of the mat substantially perpendicular with respect to the first crease. The mat may be folded into a Second Position B and a fastener may secure the foldable mat in the Second Position B by securing the grommets together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wentland Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Aarron Wentland
  • Patent number: 9077280
    Abstract: Systems and methods for disposing and supporting a solar panel array are disclosed. The embodiments comprise various combinations of cables, support columns, and pod constructions in which to support solar panels. The solar panels can incorporate single or dual tracking capabilities to enhance sunlight capture. The embodiments encourage dual land use in which installation of the systems minimizes disruption of the underlying ground. Supplemental power may be provided by vertical axis windmills integrated with the columns. Special installations of the system can include systems mounted over structures such as parking lots, roads and aqueducts. Simplified support systems with a minimum number of structural elements can be used to create effective support for solar panel arrays of varying size and shapes. These simplified systems minimize material requirements and labor for installation of the systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: P4P Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. Conger
  • Publication number: 20150101259
    Abstract: A convertible roof element includes a peripheral structure with an opening to be at least partially closed by a membrane, an edge rope and at least one guide rope forming a rope band tensioned against each other. The convertible roof element has a parking position and at least one shading position, the parking position running along the peripheral structure and the at least one shading position running across the opening of the peripheral structure. The edge rope is fixed at its ends via a first tensioning device to the peripheral structure. The at least one guide rope is secured to the edge rope at one end and at the other end to the peripheral structure by means of a further tensioning device. The tensile force of the further tensioning device is variable so that the edge rope is moveable from the parking position into the at least one shading position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Bodo Rasch, Juergen Bradatsch, Otto Frei, Martin Leitner
  • Patent number: 8984815
    Abstract: A roof tarp system includes a roof surface located at the roof of an existing structure. Such a roof surface includes an inner layer and an outer layer spaced therefrom, wherein the outer layer has a plurality of first roof tiles. The roof surface further includes a continuous opening passes through the inner layer and the outer layer such that an uninhibited line of sight passes through the roof surface. A tarp is removably engaged with the roof surface in such a manner that the tarp completely covers the opening and becomes camouflaged with the outer layer. Such a tarp includes a body having a plurality of second roof tiles identical to the first roof tiles such that the tarp is camouflaged when positioned over the opening and onto the roof surface. In this manner, the outer layer is coplanar with the body of the tarp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Preston LaFour, Melissa LaFour
  • Patent number: 8943755
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose an apparatus for enclosing and insulating an opening in a structure such as for an air conditioning unit or a sleeve. The apparatus includes a cover having a first section and a second section, wherein the first section is designed to be adjustable in relation to the second section; one or more insulating members positioned along an interior of the cover; two or more fasteners designed to secure the cover to an A/C unit sleeve or a structure. In another embodiment the apparatus cover is a single section and not adjustable. A method of installing the same is provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Randall Herlihy, Robert Feuer, Paul Fiore
  • Publication number: 20140345206
    Abstract: A weather shelter for providing protection during assembly of a column at a remote manufacturing yard is provided. The weather shelter can include a frame mounted to a hanging platform, and extending upwards from the hanging platform, the hanging platform supported by the column; and a protective covering mounted on the frame having a side covering and a top covering, the protective covering configured to provide an inner atmosphere within the protective covering protected from external elements when the protective covering is secured to the column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Claude GRANGER
  • Patent number: 8869813
    Abstract: Provided are a lightweight, compact reinforcing tape capable of improving a tensile strength. A reinforcing tape for reinforcing a tensile strength of a cloth includes weft threads which constitute a weave structure of the reinforcing tape, and warp threads which constitute a weave structure of the reinforcing tape, wherein a part of the warp threads are made of a high-strength fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: finetrack
    Inventor: Yotaro Kanayama
  • Patent number: 8863442
    Abstract: A protected membrane roof system for installation on a roof decking comprising an upper insulation board having an upwardly-facing upper board top surface and an opposite downwardly-facing upper board bottom surface and at least one through-hole communicating therebetween, a ballast material positioned over the upper insulation board, a netting positioned over the ballast material, and at least one fastener assembly having a base seated substantially adjacent the upper board bottom surface, a rod extending substantially vertically from the base of sufficient size so as to extend through the through-hole of the upper insulation board, the ballast material, and the netting, and a cap engaged with the rod above the netting, whereby the wind uplift resistance of the protected membrane roof system is improved and scour of the ballast material is reduced by effectively anchoring the netting to the upper insulation board beneath the ballast material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Thurman W. Freeman
  • Patent number: 8857107
    Abstract: A door threshold shield apparatus includes a shield body shaped for covering a portion of a door threshold. The shield body can include a sheet metal or other suitable material. A hook is positioned on a first longitudinal edge of the shield body for retaining the shield body on a first edge of the threshold, and a cap flange is positioned on a second longitudinal edge of the shield body. The cap flange is shaped to be received between a removable cap flange on the threshold and a threshold base, thereby rigidly securing the shield apparatus to the threshold. Once construction is complete, the shield may be removed without removing the threshold base by detaching the threshold cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Key
  • Patent number: 8857128
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic device or other object formed from a fiber-in-matrix material. A layered fiber-in-matrix type material, such as CFRP, may be used. A spine made from CFRP may support, and be attached to, a CFRP skin. The CFRP spine may be a unitary frame that imparts strength and rigidity to the overall housing and also form at least some of the corners of the frame. In some embodiments, the spine may be rectangular. The skin may be formed from multiple layers of CFRP type material stacked atop each other. Each layer may be cut at one or more corners to expose at least a portion of the layer beneath. The skin may thus have an overall cross shape, such that each arm of the cross may be wrapped around a different side of the aforementioned rectangular spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin M. Kenney
  • Patent number: 8851198
    Abstract: Protective covers made with fire-resistant and thermo-insulated blankets to shield diverse structures and objects from fire. Interconnective tent units forming protective surface passageways for sheltering and evacuating firemen at fire locations and for providing tactical shelter for security personnel. Novel tent configurations having optimal packaging and surface coverage characteristics. Ground-covering blankets for stopping ground-level fire and for diverse fire-fighting tactical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Herbert R. Burnham
  • Patent number: 8844640
    Abstract: A ground supported and upwardly extensible firewall curtain, such as for use in containing fires. A plurality of ground anchored and elongated housing are arranged in end-to-end interconnected fashion, such as in an advance position of an approaching fire. Each housing assembly includes an interiorly stored and upwardly extended curtain constructed of a fire resistant material. The curtains are likewise interconnected in end-to-end and inter-structurally supported fashion and so that a continuous fire wall is created to prevent or retard the advance of the fire in a given direction, such as toward residential or other populated areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Oria Collapsibles, LLC
    Inventor: Miguel A. Linares
  • Patent number: 8807503
    Abstract: A tablecloth retainer includes an elastic band having at least a primary thickness, a width, and a predesigned boundary, wherein the elastic band is stretched around the perimeter edge of a table top to retain a tablecloth, the predesigned boundary being smaller than a range of table top perimeters accommodating the band by virtue of elasticity of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jose Alberto Zavala, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8769882
    Abstract: A protection system for a structural element is provided. The protection system employs a shield assembly comprising two parts formed of one or more materials configured to provide protection from a threat, such as a blast, projectiles, cutting, or a fire. At least one bracket assembly attaches to the structural element. The shield assembly is hingedly attached to the bracket assembly, so that the two parts of the shield assembly can be moved away from the structural element while remaining attached to the structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hardwire, LLC
    Inventors: Irvin Ebaugh, Timothy Keller, Iravis Speicher
  • Patent number: 8756896
    Abstract: A roof protection system and a method for constructing the roof protection system for an enclosure provide protection for inhabitants and equipment in the enclosure against projectiles and other falling objects that could impact and penetrate the top of the enclosure. The roof protection system includes roof protection sections wherein each section includes a frame with a plurality of spaces between support beams. A flexible bag of woven para-aramid fiber (e.g., Kevlar® brand fiber) is positioned in each space. Each bag is filled with a selected material such as sand, gravel, cement or other high-strength fill material. First and second outer panels of a non-combustible board laminated to a metallic sheet enclose the flexible bags. The roof protection sections are mounted on support structures so that sections span the top of enclosure and are spaced apart from the top enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Specialty Hardware L.P.
    Inventor: A. Carleton Elliott
  • Patent number: 8745928
    Abstract: A lining comprising at least two profiled frame elements extending in a longitudinal direction along the surface to be covered in spaced relationship to each other and at least one membrane element having a face side and a reverse side remote from the face side and disposed between the profiled frame elements and connected to the profiled frame elements, at least partially, by means of rearwardly engaging attachment means, wherein the membrane element, when in a loose state, is capable of moving freely in the longitudinal direction and, in particular, is free to move into and out of an space between the profiled frame elements. The lining further comprises means adapted to one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally taughten the membrane element in the transverse and longitudinal directions between the profiled frame elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Greiner & Gutmann GbR
    Inventor: Switbert Greiner
  • Publication number: 20140150353
    Abstract: A cover for covering a pile is disclosed, which includes a sheet to overlay the pile, and a plurality of restraints attached to the sheet, a free portion of each restraint extending from the sheet to be fixed in relation to the pile in use, thereby to fix the sheet in relation to the pile, and a sheet contacting portion of each restraint extending at least partially over the pile in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Geoffrey Kenneth Ellis
  • Patent number: 8695281
    Abstract: The roof reflector provides selectively deployable and retractable devices for installation over the roof of a building structure to reduce the amount of solar energy transmitted to the roof proper. The roof reflector may include a thick roll of insulating material that may be unrolled to cover the roof or rolled up for storage. Alternatively, the roof reflector may have a plurality of rigid panels hinged together to extend over the roof or to fold over one another for storage. Yet another alternative is a plurality of rigid panels that telescope into one another for storage. Still another alternative includes a plurality of laterally disposed slats that may be opened and closed in the manner of Venetian blinds. The roof reflector is remotely operated, either mechanically by a hand crank and cable mechanism, or electronically by a remote signal operating an electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mehmet Dondurur, Ahmet Z. Sahin
  • Patent number: 8695283
    Abstract: An opening in a vapor barrier membrane interior to a ceiling can be sealed by a flexible enclosure. A planar member of the enclosure can be bonded to the inner side of the membrane. The enclosure is formed with a cavity that can encompass a ceiling mounted electrical device. A fastener is joined to the planar member permits bonding thereof with an interior surface of the membrane by manual application of a compressive force. The fastener may comprise a removable release liner covering an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20140075850
    Abstract: A surface covering includes a frame, an element structure comprising an elongated member and a plurality of elements, and wherein spaced-apart portions of the elongated member being attachable to spaced-apart portions of the frame so that some of the elements are disposed in an overlapping relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: James MONTEFUSCO, Edward KEMPISTY, Mark SMITH
  • Patent number: 8668105
    Abstract: A floating plug emergency drain valve for a floating roof used with a storage tank for volatile fluid, where the floating roof includes vertically spaced apart top and bottom surfaces and a duct having open top and bottom ends that extends through the roof for drainage through the roof of water accumulated atop the roof, the valve having an open state for allowing the accumulated water to drain downward through the duct and a closed state for blocking vapors from rising upward through the duct, the valve including a valve seat having an upper sealing surface, and a valve sealing element having a buoyant ball-like upper part, and a bottom part formed as a plug extending downward with a bottom sealing surface sealing with the valve seat upper sealing surface when the valve is in its closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Nassir S. Al-Subaiey
  • Patent number: 8667741
    Abstract: Kits for assembling a protective building structure that is resistant to and protects occupants from overhead ordinance detonations, are provided. The kits comprise modular parts for assembling an overhead protective building structure that can be packaged for delivery and assembly in a field location. The kits have self-contained mechanisms for facilitating assembly of the kits with limited construction resources. A pivoting support frame permits the panel members to pivot from a vertical position for filling the panel members with fill material, to a horizontal position on the support frame, to thereby form the overhead cover. Self-raising means are also included in the kits to lift and vertically position the overhead cover along supporting stanchions positioned at each end of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dynamic Shelters Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Warner, Steve Parks
  • Patent number: 8658916
    Abstract: A snow shield for a truck scale for covering the gap between the lower side of the scale deck of the truck scale and a support surface at each side of the truck scale. A first flexible sheet member has its upper end secured to the outer side of the first frame siderail of the truck scale for the length thereof and extends downwardly therefrom outwardly of the gap at one side of the truck scale. A second flexible sheet member has its upper end secured to the outer side of the second frame siderail of the truck scale for the length thereof and extends downwardly therefrom outwardly of the gap at the other side of the truck scale. The lower ends of the sheet members are secured in place to either the supporting surface or the ground adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Denis L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8613163
    Abstract: A masonry wall protection device includes a first member, a second member and a tensioning belt. The second member includes a vertical second leg that defines an outer edge that includes a position slot, and a horizontal second leg. The first member includes a vertical first leg, and a horizontal first leg that has a top edge that defines a plurality of position slots and further defines a bore that is sized and shaped for sliding receipt of the horizontal second leg. The horizontal second leg is slidingly positioned through the bore so that the distance between the vertical first and second legs can be adjusted to approximately equal the width of the top of the masonry wall. The tensioning belt is positioned between the first and second members fully stretched such that the vertical legs are firmly positioned a selected distance apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jay R. Smith
  • Patent number: 8608886
    Abstract: A method for connecting a first component to a second component, the method including: applying a fastening dome composed of material in a viscous state to the first component, hardening the fastening dome on the first component, and then inserting a connecting element through the first component, second component, and at least partially through the fastening dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Hofer, Wolfgang Passegger
  • Publication number: 20130318886
    Abstract: A readily deployable shield for single family dwellings and other structures protects the structures from transient, temporary threats such as fire, hurricane, tornado or similar forces. The deployable structure shield is delivered to a structure site in an enclosed shield module. The enclosed shield module may be permanently or temporarily secured to the roof of the structure to be protected. The shield module includes the shield canopy, an energy generator, a compressor, control electronics, one or more deployment catapults, sandbags, lanyards, tie-down straps, and a manual deployment apparatus. Once secured to the roof of a structure, the shield canopy may be deployed manually with the manual deployment apparatus, or remotely using the control electronics and any suitable initiation apparatus such as a smartphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Marcus A. Hester
  • Patent number: 8572901
    Abstract: Compost cover tie-down systems for securing a compost cover using a perimeter element, struts and lashes are disclosed, wherein the lashes apply force to the struts which thereby apply a force to the perimeter element to aid in securing a compost cover. Configurations of struts for use with compost cover tie-down systems are also disclosed, which include perimeter engagement portions and lash engagement portions. Multiple configurations of the systems, struts, and lashes as well as methods of using the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas A. Holstrom
  • Patent number: 8567138
    Abstract: This invention relates to a security apparatus for trade show booths comprising a flexible cover section to enclose an opening in a booth structure and a means for securely fastening the edges of the cover section to an opening of a booth structure so as to provide a securable removable cover to deter individuals from stealing merchandise from a display booth or otherwise enclose the booth for privacy. In one embodiment, adjustable fasteners that are used to secure the vertical edges of the cover are provided in a manner that does not permit removal from outside of the cover when installed. Optional hangers are also used to hang the top edge of the cover to a support structure. Additionally, the cover may be provided with an adjustment belt to ensure that the cover remains taut on the support structure when locked in its fastened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Boothseal LLC
    Inventor: Dario Toledo
  • Patent number: 8510998
    Abstract: Embodiments of an anti-theft apparatus for deterring theft of an article is disclosed. In one embodiment, an anti-theft apparatus comprises a post and a cage removably lockable to and cantileverly extendable from the post for removably enclosing at least a portion of the article to be protected from theft. The cage comprises a top portion formed from a plurality of top members and a plurality of side members extending downwardly from respective outer ends of the top members, and a plurality of spaced apart bands oriented approximately perpendicularly and connected to respective side members of the top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Gorilla Cages, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Martinez
  • Patent number: 8501295
    Abstract: A drop cloth includes: a sheet of material having a length that is greater than its width; and a series of panels, each panel being connected to the sheet in series along the length of the sheet. The length may be substantially greater than the width. The panels are generally identical to one another and are equally spaced along the length of the sheet such that the spacing is sufficient for the sheet to be folded in-between adjacent panels such that the panes are stacked, the spacing between adjacent panels being about twice the thickness of each panel. The drop cloth can be used for protection against drips and spills when painting along a wall of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Zibra, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Sweeney, Michael Sherman, James Dale, William Lane Ball, Scott Pyle
  • Patent number: 8458965
    Abstract: The window well cover and accessory for use there with includes a cover that is hingedly attached top of a window well. The window well cover includes height-adjusting means to tilt the window well to a particular orientation with respect to the window well. The window well cover includes an accessory that is secured to a top surface of the window well cover, and which provides a decorative feature to an adjacent home as well as a weighting means for maintaining the window well cover atop of the window well. The window well cover is constructed of a transparent material to enable light to penetrate down into the window well. The window well cover is capable of rotating outwardly and away from the respective home in order to provide ingress and egress with respect to the window well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Jerrold F Rieger
  • Patent number: 8438785
    Abstract: In a first embodiment a safety mat for use with a parapet cap on a wall is disclosed. The cap extends over the top of the wall and partially down each side of the wall. The safety mat includes a durable flexible pad having a width greater than a width of the top wall; a first cinch down strap extending at a first end thereof from an interior of the pad toward a first width end; and a second cinch down strap extending at a first end thereof from the interior of the pad toward a second width end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Steven D. McDonough
  • Patent number: 8419557
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a waterslide that may include a flexible slide portion and an anchor portion. The anchor portion may secure the slide portion to a surface and may include a tab element, a stake element, and an adhesive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: iZoom, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Thayer
  • Publication number: 20130074421
    Abstract: A lightweight, foldable cover adapted for attachment to a portable electric generator permits the generator to be operated while covered and shielded from weather. The cover includes rigid or semi-rigid sides hingeably joined and held in position with flexible straps. The cover allows unimpeded exhaust and airflow underneath the cover, and unimpeded access to controls and outlets. The flexible straps attach to the cover and the frame of the generator. The straps are adjustable to accommodate different generator frame sizes, and include quick release devices to allow rapid attachment to, or detachment from the generator frame for refueling or storage. When removed the cover folds nearly flat for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: David G. Wood, Mark H. Miller
  • Patent number: 8397434
    Abstract: An insulation system for installation between a floor and a roof of a greenhouse includes an insulation module with insulating panels shiftable between an open position and a closed position for controlling air flow and heat flow in the greenhouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: David Bayne
  • Patent number: 8375643
    Abstract: A weight system for a landfill tarpaulin. A pair of parallel chains are retained, within a pair of sleeves in the tarp. A plurality of parallel wire lines traverse the tarpaulin. A plurality of elongated coupler bodies are provided with each coupler body having a first end terminating in a eyelet and a second, opposed end terminating in a hollow recess. A fastener passes through one eyelet, and passes through the tarp. At least one wire line fastener passes through an opening in the coupler body to engage one of the wire lines received in the second, opposed end hollow recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Shannon Dean Harrop, Jerry Pietzyk
  • Patent number: 8371070
    Abstract: A retractable load-bearing cover apparatus is selectively deployable and retractable along a track defining a path of travel between first and second terminus points. The load-bearing cover apparatus includes a plurality of sections that are deployable along the track in a first direction, and retractable along the track in a second, opposite direction, wherein adjacent ones of the plurality of sections are releasably engagable to one another. The cover apparatus includes a drive system for deploying and retracting the sections along the track, and a storage system for disengaging the sections and arranging such disengaged sections into a vertically stacked orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Wutpool, Inc.
    Inventors: Judd Jackson, Scott Uram, Brian Weisner, Lee Debeau
  • Publication number: 20130025212
    Abstract: The passive system is suitable for prefabrication and installation as a variable volume unit enclosing industrial components, systems, buildings and structures at operating light water reactors without interference with the design basis operations and performance of the buildings, structures, systems and components enclosed. This invention removes the energy from residual heat and hydrogen generation accumulated inside the containment buildings and spent fuel pool buildings challenged by over temperature and over pressure during severe accidents, while encapsulating the radioactive atmospheric fallout, condensing steam by heat exchange with the atmosphere and retaining the resulting water coolant. This invention also encapsulates design basis accidents releases such as the release of radioactive steam through hardened venting systems to the atmosphere, and the release of radioactive steam through containment bypass systems to the atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Catherine Louise GAUJACQ, Philippe Pierre Gaujacq
  • Patent number: 8334041
    Abstract: A drop cloth includes: a sheet of material having a length substantially greater than its width; and a series of panels, each panel being connected to sheet along the length of the sheet. The panels are generally identical to one another and are equally spaced along the length of the sheet such that, when the drop cloth is applied to a staircase, a first panel of a pair of adjacent panels covers a horizontal section of the stairs and the other panel of the pair of adjacent panels covers a vertical section of the stairs, with a fabric area extending between the pair of adjacent panels and over a nose of a stair. The drop cloth can be used for protection against drips and spills when painting along a staircase. The drop cloth also can be used when painting along a wall of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Zibra, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Sweeney, Michael Sherman, James Dale, William Lane Ball, Scott Pyle
  • Patent number: 8327588
    Abstract: In order to improve a retentions force of a silo closure, patterns with protrusions and recesses are proposed at least on insides of a support profile in particular portions, preferably also on outsides of a support hose and/or at least on one of the outsides of a cover foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Christian Seeger
  • Patent number: 8215026
    Abstract: An underwater foundation leveling device is capable of preventing a slack wire connected to a support element with a plumb weight from colliding with reflectors. The reflectors 5 are provided for measurement of a position of a leveling area, around an upper portion of the support element 2 supporting the plumb weight for leveling riprap surface of underwater foundation. The support element is hoisted with the wire 4 and then made fall by its own weight for leveling for the foundation surface. The reflectors reflect light toward a light receiving unit for a position detection for the leveling area. The device comprises, a protective element 8 preventing the slack wire 4 from hitting the reflectors, and a light passage located in a position allowing an optical path of the light reflected from the reflectors to travel toward the light receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 8205393
    Abstract: A weight system for a landfill tarpaulin. A pair of parallel chains are retained within a pair of sleeves in the tarp. A plurality of parallel wire lines traverse the tarpaulin. A plurality of elongated coupler bodies are provided with each coupler body having a first end terminating in a eyelet and a second, opposed end terminating in a hollow recess. A chain fastener passes through one eyelet, passes through one of the chains, and passes through the tarp. At least one wire line fastener passes through an opening in the coupler body to engage one of the wire lines received in the second, opposed end hollow recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Con-Wal Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Dean Harrop, Jerry Pietzyk