Wall, Ceiling, Floor, Or Roof Designed For Ventilation Or Drainage Patents (Class 52/302.1)
  • Patent number: 11871724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pet house structure that includes a bottom plate, side plates, a top cover and a plurality of profiles, wherein the side plates and the plurality of profiles are alternately connected to define and form a frame of a polygonal structure, wherein at least one of the side plate of the frame is provided with a passage, wherein the bottom plate and the top cover are connected to the plurality of profiles of the frame through fastening devices, wherein each of the profiles has a mounting cavity extending along its length direction, the mounting cavity is equipped with an inner plug, and wherein the bottom plate and the top cover are connected with the inner plug through the fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Fan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11865820
    Abstract: A reinforcing layer for a cementitious board includes an alkali-resistant fabric and a non-porous membrane. The cementitious board includes (a) a cementitious core; and (b) the reinforcing layer disposed on at least one face of the cementitious core, the reinforcing layer including the alkali-resistant fabric and the non-porous membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS CANADA, LTD.
    Inventors: Nancy E. Brown, Matthew S. Goldhawk, Zhenpeng Li, Olivier Rosseler
  • Patent number: 11866926
    Abstract: An adjustable drain having catch basin defining: a pan with a pan seating portion along a pan perimeter surface; and a pan base that slopes downwardly and inwardly from the pan seating portion to a pan aperture for water flowthrough, an inner tube that is integral with the pan aperture having an inner tube peripheral wall that extends into an underside of the catch basin; and a pan lip extending upwardly from the pan perimeter surface to position the cover against the pan, the pan lip and inner tube are unitary with the pan to form a leakproof transition; an outer tube disposed below the pan base, the outer tube having an outer tube top end and an outer tube peripheral wall extending downwardly from the outer tube top end to an outer tube bottom end, wherein the inner and outer tubes are telescoping tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOOLBRO INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: Philip J. Bahler, Kent R. Bahler
  • Patent number: 11851885
    Abstract: A front receiver for use as an interchangeable component with a modular platform for a gutter guard system is disclosed herein. One such front receiver is arranged for use with a gutter guard system that includes a main body, the front receiver includes a main section; an extension section extending at an angle from a front edge of the main section; a first leg; a second leg; and a drip edge. The main section includes the front edge, a rear edge, a top surface, and a bottom surface. The first leg extends generally perpendicularly away from the bottom surface of the main section. The second leg extends generally perpendicularly away from the first leg toward the rear edge of the main section. The drip edge extends perpendicularly from the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: LeafFilter North, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Gori
  • Patent number: 11840819
    Abstract: A drain assembly capable of being placed inground includes a first panel and a second panel spaced-apart from the first panel, a plurality of supports extending between the first panel and the second panel, a bottom or pipe extending between a bottom portion of the first panel and the second panel, and a cap extending between a top portion of the first panel and the second panel. The first panel may define a plurality of drainage apertures. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: The American Drain Company, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Tyler Kondas
  • Patent number: 11840840
    Abstract: A collapsible air gap device and assembly. In one embodiment, the device comprises an upper plate, a lower plate, and a rib secured at the upper plate and at the lower plate. The result is a hybrid ventilation device adapted to ventilate an attic space in a variety of configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Robert B Jordan, IV, Eddie Alexander Meeks
  • Patent number: 11808030
    Abstract: A drainage tile system includes a drainage tile and a blocker configured for mounting on the drainage tile. The drainage tile is configured to be used on a footing of a foundation to promote drainage of water along the footing and away from a foundation wall. The blocker is configured to attach to the wall member and to cover a gap between the wall member and the foundation wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Kevin McPherson
  • Patent number: 11808043
    Abstract: A clip for electrically bonding a pair of adjacently-disposed metal panels is disclosed. One embodiment entails such a clip (104) including a first clip member (112) and an oppositely disposed second clip member (116). The surface (114) of the first clip member (112) that faces the second clip member (116) includes at least one grounding projection (128), while the surface (118) of the second clip member (116) that faces the first clip member (112) also includes at least one grounding projection (128). The clip (104) may be installed on a standing seam (102) of a panel assembly (100), with its first clip member (112) engaging one of the metal panels 82? that define this stand seam (102) and with its second clip member (116) engaging the other of the metal panels 82? that define this same standing seam (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: RMH TECH LLC
    Inventor: Dustin M. M. Haddock
  • Patent number: 11805742
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, and/or manufacture that is configured to operably manage a flow of storm water that enters a drainage system of a roof and comprises one or more of a retention layer configured to retain storm water, a friction layer configured to delay a peak flow of the storm water into the drainage system, and a detention layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Green Roof Specialty Products, LLC
    Inventor: Oscar Warmerdam
  • Patent number: 11742792
    Abstract: A solar power system for a metal shingled roof, including: a plurality of metal roofing shingles; and a plurality of solar module mounting assemblies, wherein each of the solar module mounting assemblies has upper and lower module cleats that support upper and lower solar module frames thereon such that the upper and lower module frames are both spaced apart in a direction parallel to the roof, and spaced apart in a direction perpendicular to the roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: THE R&D LAB COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Atchley, Kyle Tripp
  • Patent number: 11725399
    Abstract: A flooring underlayment comprises a membrane that includes a body panel having a panel top surface and a panel underside surface spaced apart from the panel top surface by a panel thickness. The membrane further includes a plurality of dimples projecting downward from the panel underside surface, each dimple having a dimple upper end open to the panel top surface, a closed dimple lower end spaced apart from the dimple upper end by a dimple height, and a dimple sidewall extending between the dimple upper end and the dimple lower end, the dimple sidewall configured to inhibit collapse of the dimple height when a load is applied to the flooring underlayment during use. The membrane includes a plurality of grooves open to the panel top surface and formed within a groove body projecting downward from the panel underside surface, each groove shaped to receive an elongated heating element therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: DMX MEMBRANES LIMITED
    Inventor: Sundeepan Sennik
  • Patent number: 11689149
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules, each having a mat with an edge and a spacer with an edge, the edge of the mat being attached to the edge of the spacer. The spacer includes a plurality of support members and a solar module mounted to the support members. Each of the support members includes a ledge. The solar module and the ledge form a space therebetween. The space is sized and shaped to receive an edge of a solar module of another of the photovoltaic modules. The spacer of one of the photovoltaic modules overlays the mat of another of the photovoltaic modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: GAF Energy LLC
    Inventors: Peter Clemente, Brian Atchley, Brian West, Evan Wray, Daniel East, Mike Kuiper, Thierry Nguyen, Richard Perkins
  • Patent number: 11680410
    Abstract: This invention, in embodiments, relates to a roofing system comprising (a) a roofing substrate having a roofing surface, (b) a first roofing tile overlying the roofing surface, the first roofing tile having a front surface, a back surface, a top edge, and a bottom edge, and (c) a second roofing tile overlying the first roofing tile, the second roofing tile having a front surface, a back surface, a top edge, and a bottom edge. At least one sealant line is applied to (i) the back surface of the second roofing tile in an area that overlays the first roofing tile, (ii) the front surface of the first roofing tile in an area in which the second roofing tile overlays the first roofing tile, or (iii) both (i) and (ii). The at least one sealant line is configured to adhere the second roofing tile to the first roofing tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Liang Shiao, Brian Lee, Daniel E. Boss, Ramil Marcelo L. Mercado
  • Patent number: 11652440
    Abstract: An A-Frame solar panel array system is configured to produce a high amount of electrical power for a given amount of ground space with a plurality of solar panels on both a forward beam and a plurality of solar panels on a trailing beam in an elevated position above the ground. This elevated positioning enables more solar panels to be configured over a given amount of ground area. The solar panels are spaced along the trailing and forward beams with a vertical offset between the trailing and forward beams to enable sunlight to pass therethrough to enable exposure to sunlight, through the forward beam array of solar panels onto the trailing beam array of solar panels. A solar panel actuator is configured to rotate the solar panels for increasing solar panel exposure throughout the year. The solar panels may only be configured to rotate trailing/forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Bruce E. Clark
  • Patent number: 11607569
    Abstract: An assembly includes at least two fire protection profiles which have a hose that is made of a composite material and is filled with a fire protection material. The composite material has an inorganic fiber material which is connected to a film, and the fire protection profiles are designed such that said profiles bake together in the event of a fire. Furthermore, a method for producing a fire protection profile is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Förg
  • Patent number: 11608638
    Abstract: A roofing system including a cap shingle and a method of producing a cap shingle are disclosed. In one embodiment, the cap shingle is formed with a continuous or discontinuous self-sealing adhesive that is applied along a ridgeline direction and can provide high wind resistance, without the use of hand-sealed adhesive application. In an embodiment of the method, one or more layers of a shingle material can be oriented in a machine direction with the self-sealing adhesive applied adjacent side edges of the shingle material to form the cap shingles having self-seal strips and configured to bend in the machine direction for installation of the cap shingles along a ridge of a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Luis Duque, Ming-Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: 11566818
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and/or device for preheating air for a rooftop air handling unit (RTU). The method, system, apparatus, and/or device may include a barrier system configured to surround the RTU. The barrier system may include a structure to provide a frame for the barrier system, a first barrier configured to connect to a first side of the structure, and a collector configured to connect to a second side of the structure. The method, system, apparatus, and/or device may include a duct configured to connect between the collector and a chamber. The method, system, apparatus, and/or device may include a chamber configured to connect to an air intake hood of the RTU. The chamber may include a first opening to receive air stored in the cavity, a second opening to receive external air, and a diverter configured to switch between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: John Wabel
  • Patent number: 11499743
    Abstract: Disclosed is a grille assembly, which may comprise a grille plate including airflow cutouts within the grille plate, and may be designed to integrate with, or enhance the décor of a room. In certain embodiments, the grille assembly may further comprise an airflow regulator including a main body configured to insert into an airduct opening within a building structure, and the grille plate is configured to mount to a surface of the building structure over the airduct opening and airflow regulator inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: James Jacobson
  • Patent number: 11478737
    Abstract: A filter apparatus and method having a test port member in combination with a filter media. The test port member may be positioned adjacent the outer periphery of the outer peripheral frame and may be attached to a truncated portion of the filter media. One or more scrim layers may be disposed across one or more sides of the test port member and/or the truncated portion of the filter media. A plug may be inserted into a through port of the test port member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AMERICAN AIR FILTER COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Jorn Poulsen
  • Patent number: 11441320
    Abstract: Separating membrane of plastic material, made up of a bossed and waterproof sheet which is coupled with a permeable base layer. The bosses are of the cylindrical type with a double diameter and have such a shape and arrangement as to feature improved adhesion on both faces. The gripping of the adhesive is increased in order to obtain greater tear strength, on the upper face, and at the same time increases the area of contact with the base layer for a greater resistance to delamination on the lower face. In particular, inside each chamber there is an internal crown, which divides it like a necking into two superimposed compartments having the same diameter, wherein the first compartment has a depth amounting to at least ? of the total. A production process for obtaining the membrane is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Federico Cais, Nicola Busatta, Renato Pavan
  • Patent number: 11203871
    Abstract: A multi-layer cap shingle for installation along a ridge, hip, or rake of a roof includes a forward exposure area and a rear headlap area. The multi-layer cap shingle includes at least two layers of shingle material, a top layer and a bottom layer each having opposed edges. The layers are bonded together with patches of lamination adhesive adjacent their opposed edges. The bottom layer is configured with a deformation-absorbing mechanism such as a pair of slots extending from a forward edge reawardly inboard of the lamination adhesive patches. When the multi-layer cap shingle is bent over a roof ridge, the slots of the bottom layer of shingle material narrow in width to account for the fact that the bottom layer must bend around an arc of slightly smaller radius than the top layer of shingle material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BMIC, LLC
    Inventors: Luis Duque, Ming-Liang Shiao, Sudhir Railkar
  • Patent number: 11054148
    Abstract: Floor and ceiling panels and methods of constructing a floor system for a building are described. In some embodiments, a panel includes a plurality of joists, a corrugated form deck disposed above and attached to the plurality of joists, a ceiling substrate disposed below and attached to the plurality of joists, and an in-floor radiant heat member disposed between the corrugated form deck and the ceiling substrate. In some embodiments, the panel includes a plurality of joists, a corrugated form deck disposed above and attached to the plurality of joists, and a sound dampener disposed between the corrugated form deck and the plurality of joists. In some embodiments, the method includes attaching a pre-assembled panel to a frame of the building and pouring concrete onto the panel so that a radiant heat member is separated from the concrete by a corrugated form deck of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Innovative Building Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Arlan Collins, Mark Woerman
  • Patent number: 10988933
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present invention provide A roofing system comprising (i) a roof deck; (ii) a vertical structure extending from said roof deck; (iii) a membrane system covering said roof deck; and (iv) a flashing assembly creating a water-proof seal between said membrane system and said vertical structure, where said flashing assembly includes a flashing composite having a polymeric membrane component and a fabric component, said polymeric membrane component being bonded to said membrane system, and said flashing assembly further including a cured residue layer of a liquid flashing composition extending from said fabric component of said fleeced flashing membrane to a surface of said vertical structure, and said cured residue being bonded to said fabric component and said surface of said vertical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Reynolds, Michael J. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10947721
    Abstract: A through-wall flashing support system for supporting a through-wall flashing membrane installed in a cavity wall. The system includes multiple support parts, multiple spline parts and a through-wall flashing membrane. Each support part has a flange, configured to abut and be attached to an inner wall of the cavity wall, and a base, extending with a downward slope from the lower portion of the flange such that the outer portion of the base penetrates an outer wall of cavity wall. Spline parts are configured to connect adjacent support parts. The through-wall flashing membrane extends across the cavity and covers the bases of the support parts and the spline parts. Weep holes are installed to enable water to flow through the outer wall along through-wall flashing membrane. Methods for installing this system in a new cavity wall and retrofitting an existing cavity wall are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Paul Schepens
  • Patent number: 10893782
    Abstract: Hand dryer having volume for receiving the hands delimited by two facing walls and provided with blow holes, an opening delimiting the volume by its sides superior and lateral, the walls being provided in their part opposed to the volume for receiving the hands with a fence delimiting a volume wherein air is injected blown before its ejection by the holes, each one of the fences including an upper wall, two lateral walls and a lower wall, the hand dryer being provided with means for detecting the introduction of hands in the volume, wherein the detecting means include a capacitive detector made of at least a continuous conductive element which runs in the vicinity of the upper and lateral walls of one of the fences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FFUUSS 2013, S.L.
    Inventor: Óscar Ros Marín
  • Patent number: 10794324
    Abstract: Provided is a spacer configured such that a protruding portion remaining after removal of a portion unnecessary after molding does not contact an inner wall of a coolant water flow path and therefore, even a portion of the spacer in the vicinity of the remaining portion can be positioned close to the cylinder bore side inner wall. The spacer of this embodiment is a spacer (4) formed of a resin molded body and inserted, in use, into a coolant water flow path (3) through an opening (30) of the coolant water flow path (3) that is formed around a plurality of cylinder bores (2) formed adjacent to each other in a cylinder block (1) of an internal combustion engine. The spacer (4) includes a spacer body (40) formed in a cylindrical shape to surround the cylinder bores (2), and a protruding remaining portion (5) remaining after removal of a portion (6ba) necessary in molding and unnecessary after molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: UCHIYAMA MANUFACTURING CORP.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mori, Koji Makino
  • Patent number: 10787814
    Abstract: A multi-layer cap shingle for installation along a ridge, hip, or rake of a roof includes a forward exposure area and a rear headlap area. The multi-layer cap shingle includes at least two layers of shingle material, a top layer and a bottom layer each having opposed edges. The layers are bonded together with patches of lamination adhesive adjacent their opposed edges. The bottom layer is configured with a deformation-absorbing mechanism such as a pair of slots extending from a forward edge reawardly inboard of the lamination adhesive patches. When the multi-layer cap shingle is bent over a roof ridge, the slots of the bottom layer of shingle material narrow in width to account for the fact that the bottom layer must bend around an arc of slightly smaller radius than the top layer of shingle material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Luis Duque, Ming-Liang Shiao, Sudhir Railkar
  • Patent number: 10655343
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for installing field-assembled flooring systems that include isolation boards on a wall frame, a subfloor, or on both the wall frame and the subfloor. The underlayment can be a hybrid design that includes a combination of isolation panels and cementitious product. The flooring systems are configured to reduce or eliminate the curing time requirement after pouring the cementitious product (e.g., gypsum concrete). The field-assembled flooring systems can reduce or eliminate the chances of the onset of mold due to high moisture levels by removing the cementitious product from the prone areas and replacing it with structural boards. The isolation boards (e.g., cellulose fiberboards) can be installed in non-critical areas such as underneath cabinets, around the perimeter of the floor, under bathtubs, in non-walk-in closets, anywhere drywall reaches the floor, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: James R. Metzger
  • Patent number: 10601362
    Abstract: A solar panel mounting system for use on flat and “S” tile roof structures includes a support arm coupled to a threaded post. A base flashing and corresponding attachment bracket are configured to couple with the post. A tile replacement flashing is installed over the base flashing and includes a conical protrusion with associated aperture. The aperture is configured to receive the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PEGASUS SOLAR INC.
    Inventors: Erich Kai Stephan, Glenn Harris
  • Patent number: 10518154
    Abstract: A portable fencing track that is readily assembled and disassembled at different venues includes a series of modular panels disposed adjacent to one another and interconnected to form an elongated central fencing floor. A piste or strip of electrically conductive material is placed and positioned with respect to the elongated central floor, and a perimeter floor is arranged so as to surround the central floor and the piste or strip. A threshold, preferably adjoining each of the modular panels located adjacent to the perimeter flooring, has lateral and end sections overlying adjacent portions of the strip and the perimeter floor, and at least one of the threshold sections defines a channel to receive wiring. Support elements are mounted to each of the floor panels and the perimeter floor to resiliency support the floor panels and the perimeter floor on a base surface and minimize damage over time to the ankles or hips of fencers. A process of assembling the track is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Radical Fencing, LLC
    Inventors: Phillippe Bennett, Konstantin Bardakh
  • Patent number: 10513065
    Abstract: A spacer (1) is injection molded by using an injection molding die having resin flow channels that are designed such that a plurality of gates (6) are arranged along the longitudinal direction at a position corresponding to the outer peripheral surface of a side wall part (4) in which a plurality of arc-like peripheral surface parts (2) are connected through a waist part (3). After opening the mold and ejecting the spacer, the spacer is cooled with a runner (7) being connected to the gate (6), and thereafter, the runner (7) is cut off. As a result, when producing a water jacket spacer that is assembled to the inside of the water jacket and controls the flow of cooling water by injection molding, while producing with a high productivity without being affected by design constraints caused by draft angle, deformation in the post-molding cooling step is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Fujita, Shota Uchida, Kenichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10305415
    Abstract: Solar panel installation systems are disclosed that reduce or eliminate the need for large, costly rails for mounting solar panels on an installation surface. The systems may include an array of framed solar modules supported above an installation surface using a number of height-adjustable base members. Adjacent solar modules in the array may be coupled to one another at or near their corners using module links that can structurally couple the frames of the adjacent solar modules together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sunrun South LLC
    Inventors: Greg McPheeters, Geno Viscuso
  • Patent number: 10190324
    Abstract: The membrane is for use with a planar surface and includes a generally planar member and a plurality of resilient tabs. The generally planar member, in use, is disposed in parallel relation to and adjacent the planar surface and, at least in use, defines a plurality of troughs, the troughs being interconnected to define a planar network of troughs that is disposed parallel to the surface, each trough presenting away from the surface in use and terminating in a common plane that is parallel to and spaced from the surface. The tabs are provided for each of one or more of the troughs, the tab lying in the common plane and spanning at least in part across said each trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Svein Julton, Joe Comitale
  • Patent number: 9957197
    Abstract: Porous aluminosilicate geopolymers having a desired molar ratio of silicon dioxide to aluminum oxide are prepared by mixing an aluminosilicate powder in an alkaline silicate solution, placing into a sealed container, and then curing. The desired density and compressive strength of the geopolymer are achieved by varying the excess of alkaline silicate and by varying the curing temperature. The desired pore size distribution of the geopolymer is achieved by varying the curing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Keanetech, LLC
    Inventors: Dong Kyu Kim, Waltraud M. Kriven
  • Patent number: 9441381
    Abstract: A generally stainless steel construction element, such as baseboard trim, crown molding, or wainscoting, comprises a span of continuous sheet material having a leading top edge folded back upon itself in a fashion to form an integrated leading top edge groove to accept an edge of a first planar material, such as a wall board, within the leading top edge groove. The construction element may further comprise a leading bottom edge folded back upon itself in a fashion to form an integrated leading bottom edge groove to accept an edge of a second planar material, such as flooring, within the leading bottom edge groove. In an embodiment, the construction element, the first planar material, and the second planar material assemble to comprise a continuous surface barrier. The construction element may alternately comprise one of the leading edges to be folded back upon itself in a bull nosed fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Stainless Architectural Supply, LLC
    Inventors: William Michael Hatch, Phil De La O, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9181702
    Abstract: A roof panel includes a planar body having top and bottom edges, with a downturn edge extending therebetween, and an opposing channel edge. The downturn edge overlays a channel edge of an adjacent panel. The bottom edge overlays a top edge of another adjacent panel. A plurality of courses extends between the channel and downturn edges. Each course includes a nesting ridge to receive the downturn edge of an adjacent panel and to position a top surface of the panel flush with adjacent panels. Surface channels and contoured ridges are defined within each course. A drain aperture of the drip edge aligns with an adjacent channel edge to direct material through the drain aperture and onto adjacent panels. A gable member engages an edge when the panel has one or fewer laterally adjacent panels, wherein the gable member is flush with the adjacent planar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Quality Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Scott Rasmussen, Donald Mark Wilkinson, Marc Richard Spetoskey, Mark Allen Bredeweg, Nick Kooyer, Mark Armock, Brad Walbridge, Austin Harms
  • Patent number: 9181703
    Abstract: A roof panel includes a planar body having top and bottom edges, with a downturn edge extending therebetween, and an opposing channel edge. The downturn edge overlays a channel edge of an adjacent panel. The bottom edge overlays a top edge of another adjacent panel. A plurality of courses extends between the channel and downturn edges. Each course includes a nesting ridge to receive the downturn edge of an adjacent panel and to position a top surface of the panel flush with adjacent panels. Surface channels and contoured ridges are defined within each course. A drain aperture of the drip edge aligns with an adjacent channel edge to direct material through the drain aperture and onto adjacent panels. A gable member engages an edge when the panel has one or fewer laterally adjacent panels, wherein the gable member is flush with the adjacent planar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Quality Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Scott Rasmussen, Donald Mark Wilkinson, Marc Richard Spetoskey, Mark Allen Bredeweg, Nick Kooyer, Mark Armock, Brad Walbridge, Austin Harms
  • Patent number: 9181704
    Abstract: A roof panel includes a planar body having top and bottom edges, with a downturn edge extending therebetween, and an opposing channel edge. The downturn edge overlays a channel edge of an adjacent panel. The bottom edge overlays a top edge of another adjacent panel. A plurality of courses extends between the channel and downturn edges. Each course includes a nesting ridge to receive the downturn edge of an adjacent panel and to position a top surface of the panel flush with adjacent panels. Surface channels and contoured ridges are defined within each course. A drain aperture of the drip edge aligns with an adjacent channel edge to direct material through the drain aperture and onto adjacent panels. A gable member engages an edge when the panel has one or fewer laterally adjacent panels, wherein the gable member is flush with the adjacent planar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Quality Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Scott Rasmussen, Donald Mark Wilkinson, Marc Richard Spetoskey, Mark Allen Bredeweg, Nick Kooyer, Mark Armock, Brad Walbridge, Austin Harms
  • Patent number: 9140481
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated cabinet structure for refrigerators and the like includes a plurality of vacuum insulated panels. The cabinet structure may include an “O” or “U” structure that is formed by folding a large panel assembly. The panels may comprise side walls that are heat-sealed together around the perimeters of the panels to form air-tight spaces having a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Nihat Cur, Guolian Wu
  • Patent number: 9102574
    Abstract: A composting machine, particularly for vermicompost, is elongated in shape. Grates with openings are laid into a frame of the machine, onto cross beams which correctly locate the grates to be closely adjacent to one another except along a longitudinal center line of the machine, where the spaced-apart grates form a guiding channel through the length of the machine. Within this travels a downwardly extending keel of a carriage that is moved through the length of the machine when a bottom layer of finished compost is to be harvested from the bottom of the mass of compost material. To the carriage is attached a cutting blade extending the width of the machine, driven by longitudinal tension lines under the control of a driving motor. A tensioner maintains tension in the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Jack L. Chambers, Thomas R. Craig, David Zappetini
  • Patent number: 9097019
    Abstract: A roof panel includes a planar body having top and bottom edges, with a downturn edge extending therebetween, and an opposing channel edge. The downturn edge overlays a channel edge of an adjacent panel. The bottom edge overlays a top edge of another adjacent panel. A plurality of courses extends between the channel and downturn edges. Each course includes a nesting ridge to receive the downturn edge of an adjacent panel and to position a top surface of the panel flush with adjacent panels. Surface channels and contoured ridges are defined within each course. A drain aperture of the drip edge aligns with an adjacent channel edge to direct material through the drain aperture and onto adjacent panels. A gable member engages an edge when the panel has one or fewer laterally adjacent panels, wherein the gable member is flush with the adjacent planar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Quality Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Scott Rasmussen, Donald Mark Wilkinson, Marc Richard Spetoskey, Mark Allen Bredeweg, Nick Kooyer, Mark Armock, Brad Walbridge, Austin Harms
  • Publication number: 20150143757
    Abstract: Buildings which include rudimentary plumbing can be transported as a set of disassembled modular parts and then assembled on site. The assembled building includes a water reservoir in the roof and a sewage reservoir in the base, so as to enable gravity-based water supply and sewage disposal in the absence of traditional plumbing and sewage infrastructure. Building envelope elements having internal reservoirs, and methods for constructing such building envelope elements are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Bettiol, Richard George Weatherston, Alan Shaidle
  • Publication number: 20150135617
    Abstract: A fast installation/removal building partition structure is applicable to an indoor or outdoor partition wall and includes a top retention member, a bottom retention member, and a plurality of form boards. The top retention member and the bottom retention member are respectively set at top side and floor of an indoor or outdoor space. The form boards each include two surface panels, which define therebetween a receiving chamber for reducing weight. The form boards each have four side edges each forming a connection section, whereby the connection sections are coupled to the top and bottom retention members through projection-and-groove engagement. The connection sections located between the form boards are coupled to each other through projection-and-groove engagement. As such, the form boards can be conveniently and efficiently installed and removed for easy transportation to achieve easy installation, construction, repeated use, and adjustment as an indoor or outdoor partition wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: HUNG Ming LIU
  • Patent number: 9032691
    Abstract: A structural support system with a means for capturing and channeling elements originating from an exterior surface is disclosed. More specifically, the support system not only creates a dry area under a deck but is also a load bearing component of the deck. The support system is multifunctional in that it alleviates the need for traditional joist-dependent construction methods while simultaneously providing an efficient and aesthetically pleasing structure for maintaining a useful, dry area under the deck. Advantageously, embodiments are scalable in that the system comprises a repeatable series of interlocking components operable to be customized to any foreseeable deck footprint or load bearing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GDC Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold M. Hawkins, III, Michael A. Lyle, Timothy G. Osby
  • Patent number: 9032678
    Abstract: A deck drainage system includes a plurality of hanger clips. Each hanger clip may have a plurality of mounting holes configured to fasten the hanger clip to a support at selected elevations. A soffit may be mounted to the hanger clips without fasteners and located completely below the deck, such that not every hanger clip directly contacts the soffit. A slope of the soffit may be selected by mounting at least two of the hanger clips to the support at different vertical elevations. The soffit may be configured to slope beneath the deck and drain water therefrom in a selected direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert D. Shaw, Thomas C. Gilbert, David J. Stucky, Nikki J. Whitney, Lucas D. Wood, Stephen W. Steffes
  • Publication number: 20150128514
    Abstract: Support panels for masonry objects and associated methods of use are disclosed herein. A support panel for masonry objects may include an inner surface, an outer surface, at least one stiffening channel formed longitudinally along the support panel, and a plurality of substantially C-shaped tabs extending from the outer surface, the tabs being disposed in spaced apart relation to one another to form a grid, wherein the tabs are configured to contactingly support at least a portion of a masonry object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: John Tancredi, John Cotton
  • Patent number: 9027291
    Abstract: A roof load support structure supports a load on a roof such that substantially all of the load is conveyed through rails, which are mounted on roof panel ribs, thence through roof panel ribs, and to underlying building support structure. The panel flat between the rails can be unobstructed such that water can flow freely down the panel flat between the rails; or end closures can close off access to the respective panel flat between the end closures and the rails. One such end closure can be an upper diverter at an up-slope end of the support structure. A lower edge of such upper diverter, e.g. at the panel flat, can slope downwardly across a width of the respective roof panel thereby to direct water laterally across the respective roof panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: T&M Inventions, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Pendley, Michael J. McLain
  • Publication number: 20150121787
    Abstract: A system for supporting exterior panels on a substrate of a building structure. The system has a plurality of polymeric bracket members, and each of the bracket members have at least one anchor section, at least one web section and at least one support section. The polymeric bracket members provide a thermal break from the exterior panel to the substrate of the building structure. A plurality of exterior cladding units are held in place by the bracket members. A plurality of vents are disposed between the panels and the exterior panels, and a plurality of vents are also disposed between the panels and the substrate, thereby forming a ventilation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Publication number: 20150121786
    Abstract: A set of ventilation units comprises a first and second ventilation unit, wherein a surface of the first ventilation unit is provided with at least one formation and a surface of the second ventilation unit is provided with at least one co-operating formation. The formation(s) and co-operating formation(s) is/are engageable with one another in a direction substantially perpendicular to said surface of the first ventilation unit and/or said surface of the second ventilation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Tony CARR
  • Patent number: 9022845
    Abstract: A ventilated roof features an elongated vent having a vent opening and an elongated vent shingle supporting surface. The vent opening is in fluid communication with a slot defined by the top surface of a roof deck and communicating through the roof deck. An end cap has an end cap shingle supporting surface and is located adjacent to an end of the elongated vent. The vent and the end cap adjacent to the vent are supported in an equivalent spaced-apart relation to the top surface of the roof deck. The elongated vent shingle supporting surface, the end cap shingle supporting surface and the top surface of the roof deck provide a substantially continuous support to a shingle overlapping any two of those elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Henderson