With Stadium Or Auditorium Feature Patents (Class 52/6)
  • Patent number: 11414854
    Abstract: A portable training studio is disclosed. The portable training studio includes an expandable structure that is reconfigurable between a transport configuration and a use configuration. The expandable structure includes: a frame; a first door that is pivotably connected to the frame such that the first door is movable between an open position and a closed position; and a first deck that is pivotably connected to the frame such that the first deck is movable between an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Let's Dryft, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathaniel Jewell
  • Patent number: 11060308
    Abstract: A portable stage includes a folding framework supporting a removable deck. The framework includes opposing folding end framework assemblies and opposed side framework assemblies. The framework folds from an extended position for use and a folded positon wherein the framework is compact for storage. The side framework assemblies each include corner columns connected by angled portions having a V configuration forming an open space below the deck. The decks connect with pin connectors that extend into through holes in the deck. The pin connectors having a threaded connector supporting a pin that provides for relative axial movement when the pin is rotated from above to adjust stage height. Removable guardrails include mounting brackets that attach to the pin connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sico, Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher C Dickey, Joseph A Bures, Paul Goudreau, Ian Forte, Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: 10526024
    Abstract: A powered side panel system is used in conjunction with a loading bed found on trailers and other flatbed vehicles. The system includes a side panel having a vertical member. The side panel is configured to pivot about a panel axis in communication with the trailer. A lever arm extends between the side panel and an actuator. The actuator pivots the lever arm about a lever axis. The lever arm contacts the vertical member and controls the rate of radial motion of the side panel about the panel axis. A control unit is configured to regulate the operation of the actuator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Garrett Stokes, Todd Pendley
  • Patent number: 10041264
    Abstract: A food truck park for mobile food trucks provides a destination with a unique atmosphere and improved layout for arranging the food trucks. The food park includes a parking area and a raised pedestrian walkway. The walkway includes extended pier portions that extend into the parking area. The extended pier portions define parking slips for the mobile food trucks. The walkway is raised with respect to the parking area to provide easy access to the service windows of the mobile food trucks. The food truck park may further include electrical hookups for the mobile food trucks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Mark C Olsen
  • Patent number: 9797150
    Abstract: A cinema theater includes a seating area, a curved screen in front of the seating area and at least one projector. In one aspect, the seating area is preferably a stadium seating area and the at least one projector is positioned behind and above the stadium seating area. In another aspect, the curved screen has a center point and the at least one projector is mounted at an angle of incidence to the center point of the screen of between ±5° horizontal and ±5° vertical. In yet another aspect, the seating area that has an upper seating area and a lower seating area and the at least one projector is positioned at the front of the upper seating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Warren Theatres, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Warren, Larry Robertson
  • Patent number: 9703179
    Abstract: Modular shelving systems and display shelves for modular shelving systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a modular shelving system includes a shelf support frame comprising a back plane portion and a base portion. At least one display shelf module is removably coupled to the back plane portion of the shelf support frame such that the display shelf module is vertically and horizontally positionable on the back plane portion of the shelf support frame. The display shelf module may include a top and bottom panels, and side panels that define an interior volume. A display panel may be affixed to a front of the display shelf module. A projector may be disposed in the interior volume of the display shelf module. The projector projects an optical signal onto a rear surface of the display panel such that image data is visible on a front surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sunrise R&D Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Bracewell Bonner, Titus Arthur Jones, Thomas Gonsiorowski, Torsten Volker Platz
  • Patent number: 9417762
    Abstract: A system and method for triggering movement of a user in a virtual immersive environment is disclosed. Embodiments provide evaluation criteria derived from a motion capture system to trigger movement of the user within a virtual world when the user moves, within an actual space of the environment, from a first location within a first zone to a second location within a second zone. The first zone and the second zone are concentric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryan C. Frost
  • Patent number: 9412149
    Abstract: A method of processing an image includes receiving an omnidirectional image. An instruction is received with a processor to process the omnidirectional image to generate a rectangular image, in response to user input via a display on the omnidirectional image. At least one intermediate image is generated showing a transition between the omnidirectional image and the rectangular image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Suzuki, Ryoji Ogino
  • Patent number: 9200462
    Abstract: A mobile arched telescopic deployable stage system. The system has a stage portion, with a main stage portion and a plurality of extension stage portions. The extension stage portions are hinged to the main stage portion and deployable from an undeployed, folded state to a deployed, flat state. Deployable legs extend under the stage portion. The system has an arched frame portion with a right side section and a left side section, each having a lower arched portion and an upper arched portion. In a shorter, undeployed state, the upper arched portion is unextended from the lower arched portion. In longer, deployed state the upper arched portion extends from the lower arched portion. Terminal ends of the upper arched portions are pivotally attached to each other, and each of the lower arched portions being pivotally attachable at lower ends thereof to the stage portion. Raising devices raise the arched frame portion from the stage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Edison Valente, Rouben Grigorian Aghan
  • Patent number: 9140027
    Abstract: A mixed-class service multiple-tier theater that allows different patrons attending the same movie to experience differing levels of service depending on how much they wish to pay. There are two tiers for seating. The upper tier would be for regular, stadium style seating, while the lower tier would be for VIP seating with fully reclining seats. The lower and upper tiers are completely separated, each offering its own ingress/egress access, with a balcony overhang from the upper tier cantilevered over the lower tier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Enrique Ramirez Magaña
  • Patent number: 9057160
    Abstract: A self-contained, controlled access, triathlon complex is described that includes a dedicated artificial body of water having a swimming starting point and a swimming finish point; dedicated biking roadway having a biking starting point adjacent the swimming finish point, and a biking finish point; a dedicated running path having a running starting point adjacent the biking finish point, and a running finish point; and an access limiting boundary surrounding the body of water, biking roadway and running path, the boundary including at least one gate for allowing controlled access to the complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Trihabitat, LLC
    Inventor: William Scott
  • Patent number: 8978310
    Abstract: A system comprising a first beam, a second beam, at least two attachment nodes, at least four support assemblies, and a platform is provided. The beams each have a top surface and a bottom surface with at least one top channel and bottom channel respectively along the length of the beams' surfaces. The channels each have a first width at the outer surface of the beam that is smaller than a second width of the channels located within the beam. The attachment nodes are secured in the at least one top channel of each of the beams. At least two support assemblies are secured to the at least one bottom channel of the first beam, and at least two support assemblies are secured to the at least one bottom channel of the second beam. The platform is positioned on the at least two attachment nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Staging Concepts Acquisitions, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Chase, Christopher J. Altringer, Zach Heiling
  • Patent number: 8925254
    Abstract: A retractable roof system (30) for a large building structure (32) for selectively closing off an opening (39) of a fixed roof (34) of the building structure (32), the system includes at least one roof section (40) movably mountable on at least one pier (42). A deployment mechanism (46) is provided and includes a weight assembly in the form of a piston (76) of cylindrical form and comprising a generally cylindrical body (76) provided with top and bottom ring-type cylinder bumpers (78) and seal rings (84) let into ring grooves formed in the surface of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: François Delaney
  • Patent number: 8926441
    Abstract: An entertainment venue can include one or more theaters, including a toroidal or other immersive display screen (which immerses the audience in a contiguous projection surface), a moving stage, and an audience area. Audience seating in the theater faces outwardly in an “inverted-theater-in-the-round” arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: DreamLight Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Fox, Albert Vass
  • Patent number: 8920252
    Abstract: A frame structure for stage erection comprises a plurality of support frames and a bridge. The support frames are disposed parallel to each other, and respectively have rail recesses formed in the length direction in facing locations. The bridge connects across the support frames so as to maintain a mutually parallel state, and has a rail-joining part for fastening to and separating from the rail recesses in at least one of the two end locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: People Ent Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 8893448
    Abstract: An expansion joint system for bridging an expansion joint gap between two spaced-apart underlying stair structures. The expansion joint system includes a movable plate that is connected to a fixed plate through a hinge. The hinge connection permits the movable plate to move in response to thermal movements and seismic events that causes the width of the expansion joint to open to a greater width or close to a smaller width. Following the seismic or thermal event, the hinge connection automatically returns the movable plate to its original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Chris Wierzbowski, Gary Moore
  • Publication number: 20140325920
    Abstract: A component (1) for implementing a stand for sport venues, such as for example stadia and/or sports halls, said component (1) comprising at least a main module apt to be placed upon a bearing structure (7, 24) as to implement a portion of a big step of said stand, said main module having a substantially L-like or Z-like cross-section and thus comprising in a first case a first substantially flat tread portion (1p) apt to be stepped on by the spectators and a second substantially flat riser portion (1a) extending from said tread portion and defining with said tread portion a predefined angle, and in a second case a first substantially flat tread portion (1p) apt to be stepped on by the spectators, as well as a first and a second substantially flat riser portion (1aa) and (1ab) extending from opposite ends of said tread portion and defining with said tread portion each one a predefined angle, said main module comprising an upper plate (2) and a lower plate (3), both made of metallic sheet, mutually joined and s
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ICUN Nuovi Stadi S.r.l.
    Inventors: Marco Ugolini, Giacomo Manca Di Villahermosa
  • Patent number: 8844206
    Abstract: The present invention is a mobile performance stage mounted on a hydraulic lift truck for enabling a quick and easy performance setup in a location that does not already have a dedicated stage. The lift truck supports a hydraulic lift mechanism, which supports the stage and enables the stage to be elevated to a desired height. The stage is a rectangular cuboid resembling a cargo hold of most cargo trucks, with doors at each of the four lateral sides that open to reveal a performance area. The perimeter of the stage is outlined by short sidewalls except for the side of the stage between the performers and the audience. The stage comprises trusses outlining the vertical sides and roof of the stage for mounting lighting and other performance equipment. The stage also comprises a digital display, a safety railing, and a utility platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Michael James Johnstone
  • Publication number: 20140283458
    Abstract: A riser assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first skin. A second skin is spaced from the first skin. A core is disposed between the first skin and the second skin. A framework is disposed between the first skin and the second skin. A portion of the framework is positioned laterally outside the core. A method of supporting an accessory relative to a riser assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward Staten, Orley David Rogers
  • Patent number: 8782959
    Abstract: A riser assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first skin. A second skin is spaced from the first skin. A core is disposed between the first skin and the second skin. A framework is disposed between the first skin and the second skin. A portion of the framework is positioned laterally outside the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Stageright Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward Staten, Orley David Rogers
  • Patent number: 8756867
    Abstract: An interchangeable kit for scenery having: a first wall unit and a second wall unit, each wall unit having: a first face to simulate a first surface, a second face to simulate a second surface different than the first surface and a plurality of first connector elements; an aperture unit comprising: a first face to simulate a first door or window, or having an operable first door or window; a second face to simulate a second door or window, or having an operable second door or window different than the first door or window and a plurality of second connector elements; and wherein the first plurality of connector elements connect a given wall unit to at least one other wall unit or aperture unit, and the second plurality of connector elements connect a given aperture unit to at least one other aperture or wall unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Insta-Place LLC
    Inventor: Noel Maxam
  • Patent number: 8733028
    Abstract: A display retraction assembly for a multi-display visualization device is provided comprising a first track in a first vertical plane, a second track in a second vertical plane offset from the first track, a display support member operably connected to the first track and second track and a display connected to the display support member wherein the display is movable simultaneously with the display support member along the first track and second track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Mechdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Garrett, Doug Betts, Clint Collins
  • Publication number: 20140123566
    Abstract: Sports stadium (1) with a turf field (100) and a surrounding spectators stand (3). The turf field (100) comprises a plurality of turf modules (101) supported on a fixed support base (105). The turf modules are movable on the fixed support base, thereby being removable from the fixed support base. The fixed support base (105) exhibits an aperture (111) constituting access to a storage room (107) below the fixed support base (105). The storage room is adapted for storage of the turf modules. A lift (115) is arranged to move turf modules through the aperture (111). An associated method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Nutcracker Solutions AS
    Inventors: Yngve Saltveit, Claus Johannsen
  • Publication number: 20140069025
    Abstract: An interchangeable kit for scenery having: a first wall unit and a second wall unit, each wall unit having: a first face to simulate a first surface, a second face to simulate a second surface different than the first surface and a plurality of first connector elements; an aperture unit comprising: a first face to simulate a first door or window, or having an operable first door or window; a second face to simulate a second door or window, or having an operable second door or window different than the first door or window and a plurality of second connector elements; and wherein the first plurality of connector elements connect a given wall unit to at least one other wall unit or aperture unit, and the second plurality of connector elements connect a given aperture unit to at least one other aperture or wall unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Noel Maxam
  • Patent number: 8640387
    Abstract: A water harvesting sports arena system includes a stadium seating area, a playing surface operating as at least a part of a water catchment arrangement, and a water reservoir, which may be a segmented tank, positioned below the playing surface to receive and store water passing through the playing surface. A water discharge arrangement is associated with the water reservoir so that water is dischargeable from the water reservoir for consumption or other uses. The stadium seating area is advantageously impervious to water so as to direct water toward the playing field for capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: ATOPIA Research
    Inventors: Jane Harrison, David Turnbull
  • Patent number: 8635813
    Abstract: A retractable roof system (30) for a large building structure (32) for selectively closing off an opening (39) of a fixed roof (34) of the building structure (32), the system includes at least one roof section (40) movably mountable on at least one pier (42). A deployment mechanism (46) is provided and includes ropes (66) and pulleys (68) appropriately mounted on the top section (50) of the pier (42). The ropes (66) extend from an actuating piston (60) to the movable part (44) of the top section (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: François Delaney
  • Publication number: 20140013676
    Abstract: An enclosing structure (1) comprising a backfill (2) and a roof (3), wherein the roof rests on the backfill and is attached to it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TERRE ARMEE INTERNATIONALE
    Inventors: Nicolas Freitag, Jerome Stubler
  • Patent number: 8627608
    Abstract: Removable stand and method for constructing a removable stand. The method comprises constructing a support structure of posts and trusses that are positionable between the posts, and positioning a floor element on the support structure. Herein the floor element comprises a plurality of floor levels positioned behind each other and positioned at a distance in height and/or is the floor element, before it is positioned on the support structure, provided with at least one seat and/or bench and/or is floor element provided with connection means for connecting at least one seat and/or bench thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Van Stokkum Holding Vlijmen B.V.
    Inventor: Carolus Adrianus Josephus Van Stokkum
  • Patent number: 8607931
    Abstract: An accommodation ladder includes a body having opposite sides, an upper, and rear and bottom surfaces. The body is formed of a compressible material, such as dense foam material, and the upper surface of the body forms a staircase with a plurality of steps. Spaced stanchions extend upwardly from the staircase and stanchion pipes extend through the body and receive lines therethrough to secure the body to a marine structure. The spaced stanchions are adapted to accommodate a plurality of releasable safety lines therebetween. A method of facilitating access between adjacent first and second marine structures includes arranging the staircase accommodation ladder between the structures, the accommodation ladder being a fender between such structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Manson Construction Co.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Grey
  • Publication number: 20130304525
    Abstract: An interactive digital cinema with at least one pre-fabricated auditorium room with state of the art wall-to-wall screen, a multichannel digital sound system including a sound processor having a digital sound equalization system and a surround sound speaker system; and an online booking system for accepting and processing a general public booking for a featured digital event to be put on in the digital cinema.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Dennis Skaggs
  • Patent number: 8555557
    Abstract: A passive indoor/outdoor stadium structure configured to reduce energy demands from the stadium structure includes a moveable roofing system and a micro-climate cooling system. The moveable roofing system covers an interior space of the stadium and has an open position and a closed position. The roofing system includes a fixed half-dome roof and a revolving half dome roof retractable beneath the fixed half dome roof, both the fixed half dome roof and the revolving half dome roof having an outer half dome clad with a plurality of solar hoods positioned in an overlapping arrangement. The micro-climate cooling system for cooling the indoor/outdoor stadium includes a full circulation mode for cooling a stadium volume when the roofing system is in the closed position, and a micro-climate mode for cooling a portion of the stadium volume when the roofing system is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Qatar Football Association
    Inventors: Lee Hosking, Michael Edward Beaven
  • Patent number: 8534024
    Abstract: A stage comprising a support structure, a stage platform supported by the support structure and a fenced enclosure provided above the stage platform. The support structure includes an upstanding central support column; upstanding outer support columns provided around the central support column substantially equidistant from the central support column with adjacent pairs of the support columns all substantially equidistant; main beam members each extending between the central support column and a respective one of the outer support columns; and transversal beam members each extending between a respective pair of adjacent ones of the outer support columns. The main beam members are fixedly anchored to the central and outer support columns and the transversal beam members are coupled to support channels of the outer support columns while remaining slidable relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Michel Messier
  • Publication number: 20130180182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container-type system booth for an indoor/outdoor exhibition or event. According to the container-type system booth of the present invention, facilities used for exhibitions or various events are installed in an event module consisting of a single unit. Then, the event module unit may be installed at a desired place to reduce installation costs and time in installing facilities, and simplify the installation work processes. The event module consisting of a single unit may be produced in the form of various system booths such as a stage system booth, a radial system booth, a blooming system booth, a cubic system booth, a stack system booth, a parallel system booth, and a pinwheel system booth as the exhibition or event progresses. Thus, various stages for exhibitions or events may be optimally created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Seung Hyeup Yoo
  • Patent number: 8479453
    Abstract: This stage frame assembly includes a horizontal frame member configured to join and support adjacent, horizontal frame members. The performance stage frame member has a shaped cross-section wherein the frame member includes a top lip and a chamfer extending from the top lip. A plurality of frame members capture and support a stage deck wherein the stage deck is flush with the top lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: biljax, inc.
    Inventor: Einstein B. Francis
  • Patent number: 8474191
    Abstract: A motion simulator theater equipped with a passenger carrying apparatus. Passengers move into a boarding space where they board the passenger carrying apparatus, while the passenger carrying apparatus is in a first or boarding position. The theater may be designed so that when in the boarding space, the passengers see no indication that they are in a motion simulation theater. After the passengers have boarded, the carrying apparatus is moved into a second or viewing position, where passengers view 2D or 3D visual images displayed on a screen. This movement may be achieved by lifting or lowering the passenger carrying apparatus from cables or chains attached to a lifting system near the top of the theater. In this design, the movement is substantially vertical. The passenger carrying apparatus typically has multiple rows of seats, which may tilt front to back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Falcon's Treehouse, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Cecil D. Magpuri
  • Patent number: 8424249
    Abstract: A temperature compensating outdoor wall padding apparatus in one embodiment incorporates a stretch fabric into the edges of a vinyl cover to provide a tension on the vinyl cover minimizing the possibility of wrinkling of the vinyl cover due to a change in temperature. In another embodiment, the temperature compensating outdoor wall padding apparatus may employ a resilient cover, stretchable in 4 directions and pre-tensioned to provide tension on the resilient cover minimizing the possibility of wrinkling of the resilient cover due to a change in temperature. Methods for forming the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne P. Oliver
  • Patent number: 8421991
    Abstract: Methods of and equipment for converting existing standard motion picture theatres to one having highly immersive, large fields of view are addressed. Aspects of the methods including moving motion picture screens closer to the audience and employing different projection equipment to avoid or minimize appearance of unrealistic or non-natural image artifacts. Alternative sound systems too are detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: IMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Charles Read, Brian John Bonnick, George Eric Jacques
  • Patent number: 8393116
    Abstract: An elevated platform system includes a base support structure and a plurality of fiber reinforced polymer composite panels. The base support structure includes pilings secured to a ground surface and attachment cradles coupled to the pilings. The attachment cradles are in electrical continuity with the ground surface. The fiber reinforced polymer composite panels include a panel body portion, fibrous material surrounding the panel body portion, a non-conductive matrix forming at least a portion of an outer-most layer of the fiber reinforced polymer composite panel, and an electrically-conductive layer at least partially embedded in the non-conductive matrix. The fiber reinforced polymer composite panels are coupled to the attachment cradles, such that the electrically-conductive layer of the fiber reinforced polymer composite panel is in electrical continuity with the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: Composite Advantage, LLC, Canadian Mat Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Reeve, Andrew K. Loff, Shawn Beamish
  • Patent number: 8387315
    Abstract: A microclimate cooling system for an indoor/outdoor stadium includes a partially rotatable roof, the rotatable roof having a first position environmentally sealing an interior of the stadium. and a second position exposing a portion of the interior to the atmosphere, a field surrounded by the stadium, and a tiered seating positioned adjacent a first side of the field. The system further includes a raised concrete barrier adjacent a second side of the pitch opposing the first side of the field, a first wall adjacent a third side of the field, and a second wall adjacent a fourth side of the field, the first and second walls perpendicular to the tiered seating extending between at least a portion of the tiered seating and the raised concrete barrier. The system further includes a plurality of air handling units for supplying cooling air to the tiered seating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Qatar Football Association
    Inventors: Lee Hosking, Michael Edward Beaven
  • Patent number: 8371071
    Abstract: A stepped structure (100) comprising a plurality of separate run portions (1), wherein at least one of said plurality of separate run portions (1) comprises upper and lower sheets (20) each sheet having a forward longitudinal end portion (14, 24) bent downwards and a rear longitudinal end portion (12, 22) bent upwards, and a core material (30) between said upper and lower sheets (10, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Intelligent Engineering (Bahamas) Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Kennedy, Neil Little
  • Patent number: 8336261
    Abstract: A moveable roofing system for covering an interior space includes a fixed half-dome roof fixed to and supported by a first support structure, a rotatable half-dome roof rotatable about and supported by a second support structure, the second support structure being concentric to the first support structure, and, wherein the rotatable half-dome roof is configured to rotate about the second support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Qatar Football Association
    Inventors: Lee Hosking, Michael Edward Beaven
  • Publication number: 20120247030
    Abstract: A dome shape theater has a reflective floor. Audience members may sit or stand on a central platform viewing area surrounded by the screen. Audience members may access the viewing area via a tunnel passing under the reflective floor, by a movable bridge, or by passageways between divided sections of the reflective floor. A compound curved screen may alternatively lower from above to surround the viewing area. A 2D/3D projection system may be used to create images on the screen. Integrated special effects located throughout the theater can be synchronized with the media presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Cecil Magpuri
  • Publication number: 20120198777
    Abstract: A performance shell (1) for outdoor music performance including a platform (2) providing a performance area for receiving at least one sound source, the platform combining unitarily with a rear wall reflectors (5), side wall reflector (6) and a canopy reflector (7) to define an enclosure having a front opening (11) for communicating acoustically with an open air audience area. The canopy reflector includes a main portion (8) extending above the performance area and a projecting portion (9) projecting forwardly of a front edge of the performance area, the canopy reflector further including sound diffusion formations (13) on an underside of the main portion and the projecting portion and adapted to provide non-specular reflection of sound from the at least one sound source for enhancing sound received both in the performance area and the audience area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Sound Forms Ltd. c/o Woodside Corporate Services Limited
    Inventors: Mark Stephenson, Jason Flanagan, Paul Bavister, Ian Knowles
  • Patent number: 8225555
    Abstract: A motion simulator theater equipped with a passenger carrying apparatus. Passengers move into a boarding space where they board the passenger carrying apparatus, while the passenger carrying apparatus is in a first or boarding position. The theater may be designed so that when in the boarding space, the passengers see no indication that they are in a motion simulation theater. After the passengers have boarded, the carrying apparatus is moved into a second or viewing position, where passengers view 2D or 3D visual images displayed on a screen. This movement may be achieved by lifting or lowering the passenger carrying apparatus from cables or chains attached to a lifting system near the top of the theater. In this design, the movement is substantially vertical. The passenger carrying apparatus typically has multiple rows of seats, which may tilt front to back, optionally with actuators behind the seats to create the impression of forward movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Falcon's Treehouse, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Cecil D. Magpuri
  • Patent number: 8215066
    Abstract: A revolving canopy roof for a stadium includes a fixed half dome and revolving half dome. The fixed half dome has an outer layer clad with a plurality of shading tents, the plurality of shading tents comprising a plurality of triangular shading panels, an inner layer clad with a plurality of triangular ethylene tetraflouroethylene panels, and a plurality of bracing elements connecting the outer layer to the inner layer. The revolving half dome includes an outer layer clad with a plurality of shading tents, the plurality of shading tents comprising a plurality of triangular shading panels, an inner layer clad with a plurality of triangular ethylene tetraflouroethylene panels, and a plurality of bracing elements connecting the outer layer to the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Qatar Football Association
    Inventors: Lee Hosking, Michael Edward Beaven
  • Patent number: 8215063
    Abstract: This performance stage frame member has a shaped cross-section. The frame member comprises a vertically extending back surface and an outwardly extending shape defining a multifaceted cavity therebetween. The invention also includes a lock assembly comprising an interlocking shape is configured to engage the multifaceted cavity of the outwardly extending shape of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: biljax, inc.
    Inventor: Einstein B. Francis
  • Publication number: 20120131858
    Abstract: A moveable roofing system for covering an interior space includes a fixed half-dome roof fixed to and supported by a first support structure, a rotatable half-dome roof rotatable about and supported by a second support structure, the second support structure being concentric to the first support structure, and, wherein the rotatable half-dome roof is configured to rotate about the second support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Lee Hosking, Michael Edward Beaven
  • Publication number: 20120131859
    Abstract: A revolving canopy roof for a stadium includes a fixed half dome and revolving half dome. The fixed half dome has an outer layer clad with a plurality of shading tents, the plurality of shading tents comprising a plurality of triangular shading panels, an inner layer clad with a plurality of triangular ethylene tetraflouroethylene panels, and a plurality of bracing elements connecting the outer layer to the inner layer. The revolving half dome includes an outer layer clad with a plurality of shading tents, the plurality of shading tents comprising a plurality of triangular shading panels, an inner layer clad with a plurality of triangular ethylene tetraflouroethylene panels, and a plurality of bracing elements connecting the outer layer to the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Lee Hosking, Michael Edward Beaven
  • Patent number: 8186107
    Abstract: A convertible stadium includes a playing field, a seating area, a stationary roof structure and a large, heavy roof panel mounted for movement with respect to the stationary roof structure, A plurality of cable drums are mounted for movement together with the roof panel. Each cable drum has at least one cable wound thereabout. The cable is secured to the stationary roof structure and is payable from the respective cable drum. The system is designed so as to minimize movement between the cable and the roof panel, so there will be no possibility of frictional engagement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Cyril Silberman, Barton L. Riberich, Lennart Nielsen, Michael Becker, Alan Wilcox, Timothy J. Kline, Neil Tolin, Mark Silvera, Randy Grems
  • Publication number: 20120085005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solar power generation display assembly and methods for providing same involving solar arrays in a display of designated indicia, each solar array containing one or more electronically linked solar modules or cells of a crystalline or amorphous type and other modules. The solar modules and/or portions of the solar modules and other module portions and/or portions of the other module portions within each specific array or display may be static or manipulated electronically or mechanically to provide an enhanced indicia while a programmable display management system enables operation of electrical and mechanical management sub-systems for displaying the indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SOLAIRE GENERATION, INC.
    Inventor: Laurence Mackler