Hinged To Swing From Vertical To Nonvertical Patents (Class 52/69)
  • Patent number: 11285788
    Abstract: A connection system for a house and a vehicle, may include a vehicle door provided in the vehicle to open or close a vehicle entrance through which a passenger enters or exits the vehicle and allowing an internal space of the vehicle to be exposed into the house when authenticated by the house; and a hatch provided in a house entrance on a side wall of the house to selectively couple the house entrance and the vehicle entrance with each other so that an internal space of the vehicle and an internal space of the house are connected to each other in a state that the vehicle door is open when the authenticated vehicle is parked on a side of the house entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Eun Cha, Jin Ho Hwang, Sang Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 11247601
    Abstract: A partially collapsible dwelling unit which has a non-collapsible central compartment, two foldable side decks, and two foldable side compartments and includes kitchen, bathroom, living, and sleeping facilities. The collapsible unit can be transported to and/or deployed in any location and can be used for glamping, or for emergency or temporary living purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Darryl Clive Metz, Cherise Mandy Metz
  • Patent number: 10968622
    Abstract: An expandable safe room (ESR) defining a protected space therein is provided and comprises a main upright frame, a pair of side walls hingedly connected to the main upright frame, and a front wall parallel to the main upright frame and hingedly connected to the side walls, wherein deploying the ESR in an expanding direction moves the front wall in a forward direction and away from the main upright frame. Floor and roof are also provided wherein the deployment of the ESR can be automatically or manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Amos Klein
  • Patent number: 10895115
    Abstract: A rig system includes a first base box and a second base box extending parallel to and offset from the first base box, such that an open space is defined therebetween. A rig floor is connected to the first and second base boxes and spans the open space. A mast is coupled to the rig floor. A rig-raising system is configured to raise the rig floor vertically above the ground. A combined local equipment room (LER) and drilling control room (DCR) skid is connected to the rig floor and configured to be raised with the rig floor. A reel skid is positioned at least partially vertically below the LER/DCR skid. A setback structure extends between the first and second base boxes and blocks the open space on at least one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Gustavo E. Rodriguez, Mark W. Trevithick
  • Patent number: 10851552
    Abstract: A portable personal use module and related methods of use are generally disclosed herein with the portable structural unit having a set of amenities selected prior to the transport of the portable structural unit from an initial location to a designated usage location and subsequently used to customize the interior space at the designated usage location with the portable structural unit removably placed therein along with a command center in communication with at least one powered device from the set of amenities and operable to selectively grant control of the powered device to a user at the designated usage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cube Dynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Robert DeMatteis, Robert Bowers, Joseph Bowers
  • Patent number: 10829029
    Abstract: A wall component and other components for a building structure wherein the wall component has a spanning beam spanning the length of the wall component, one or more structural column assemblies positioned between the spanning beam and a floor plate which are structured to carry structural weights and loads received from the spanning beam. The structural column assemblies are separated by a longitudinal distance so as to define an intercolumnar region which is greater than a width of a member selected from the group consisting of a door assembly and a window assembly, and there is an exterior panel fastened between the first and second structural column assemblies that defines a generally continuous and uninterrupted planar surface over the intercolumnar region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Build IP LLC
    Inventors: Paolo Tiramani, Kyle Denman
  • Patent number: 10151109
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a building structure having a convertible roof with at least one moveable roof section. The moveable roof section can include an integrated overhang. The moveable roof section can also include a roller that rides on a track formed by an angle member. The convertible roof can further have a configuration that reduces rafter visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Convertible Living LLC
    Inventor: Kent Harry Forsland
  • Patent number: 9732510
    Abstract: A moveable wall system and components therefore, including: 1. A flexible power connector configured to flex in only one direction whereby it can be pushed without buckling; 2. at least one wireless power transmission receiving station in one or more of the moveable wall and modular units mounted thereon, for receiving the wireless transmission of power and enable one to charge electronic devices and provide power to power receiving lamps or the like, without the need for plug-in electrical wiring; 3. an overhead track system for supporting the moveable wall laterally below at least two spaced parallel tracks, the wall including a core support member having at least two spaced frame members secured to the top of said core support and projecting laterally to either or both sides of core support, each including a pair of trolleys for suspending said moveable wall in said parallel overhead tracks, projecting upwardly from its respective frame member and engaging their respective track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Urbaneer LLC
    Inventors: LeRoy Bryan Johnson, Bruce Williams Thompson, Kevin Darrell Swanson, Peter Davis Mitchell, Gabriel M. VanGessel, Anthony M. VanGessel, Michael Robert VanGessel, Brian Lee LaHaie
  • Patent number: 9347233
    Abstract: A data center comprises a plurality of sections (15a-15h) assembled together to define a unitary structure (10) such that there exists at least one personnel area that spans at least two sections; wherein the sections comprise a first section with which there is associated a first service—carrying chassis (40, 50, 60, 70) and a second section with which there is associated a second service—carrying chassis 40, 50, 60, 70), each of the first and second service—carrying chassis comprising a frame (41, 51, 61, 71) onto which is mounted components of at least two different services (42-44, 46); the first and second chassis are connected to each other by means of a junction (47) between the first and second chassis; and the first and second sections each include a ceiling (22) and the first service carrying chassis is mounted on the ceiling of the first section and the second service carrying chassis is mounted on the ceiling of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BRIPCO BVBA
    Inventor: Paul Rogers
  • Patent number: 9334664
    Abstract: An ambulatory surgical center can include a hybrid operating room. The hybrid operating room can include at least one lead-shielded wall, a floor, and a ceiling. The ambulatory surgical center can also include an imaging device disposed in the hybrid operating room. The ambulatory surgical center can further include an operating table disposed in the hybrid operating room. The ambulatory surgical center can additionally include a power room adjacent to the operating room. The power room can include a power supply for the imaging device. The ambulatory surgical center can also include a conduit from the power room to the imaging device configured to deliver power to the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: PM Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: L. Philipp Wall
  • Patent number: 9322188
    Abstract: An ambulatory surgical center can include a hybrid operating room. The hybrid operating room can include radiation shielding. The ambulatory surgical center can also include an imaging device disposed in the hybrid operating room. The ambulatory surgical center can further include an operating table disposed in the hybrid operating room. The ambulatory surgical center can additionally include a power room adjacent to the operating room. The power room can include a power supply for the imaging device. The ambulatory surgical center can also include a conduit from the power room to the imaging device configured to deliver power to the imaging device. The ambulatory surgical center can further include an emergency power source for the imaging device configured to permit continuity of surgery in the hybrid operating room during a power outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: PM Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: L. Philipp Wall
  • Patent number: 9222255
    Abstract: A reconfigurable space system and components therefore which can be reconfigured to accommodate sleeping space, entertainment space, work space, kitchen space, dining space and various combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Urbaneer LLC
    Inventors: LeRoy Bryan Johnson, Bruce Williams Thompson, Kevin Darrell Swanson, Peter Davis Mitchell, Gabriel M. VanGessel, Anthony M. VanGessel, Michael Robert VanGessel, Brian Lee LaHaie
  • Patent number: 9211998
    Abstract: A collapsible transport container (302) comprising a base (304), a roof (310), a first and second opposed side wall (308, 306) rotatable relative to the base (304) and the roof (310). Also provided with first connecting member (316) operably connecting the first side wall (306) to the roof and second connecting member (318) operably connecting the second side wall (306) to the roof (310). The distance between the point of attachment of first and second connecting member (318, 316) to the roof (310) is less than the distance between the point of attachment (326, 324) of first and second connecting member 326, 324) to the first and second side wall (308, 306). At least part of the connecting member is flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Holland Container Innovations B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Anthonius Buskermolen, Arthur Vincent Marius Meijers
  • Patent number: 9187894
    Abstract: A collapsible portable shelter unit when in the collapsed mode is light and compact to make transport and storage convenient, but when opened provides an enclosed space that can be used for various purposes, which has an integrated high strength structured frame by the action of the interlocking extrusions which also provide resistance to water and wind infiltration. As needed, exterior windows and doors, air conditioning, electrical supply and other customization as required by the users' needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Elite Aluminum Corporation
    Inventors: Yigal Zadok, Bryan Cole, Jeffrey Strohecker
  • Patent number: 8991105
    Abstract: A structure includes a base, a first side wall rotatably attached to the base, a second side wall rotatably attached to the base, a roof guidingly coupled to both the first side wall and the second side wall, and a biasing assembly selectively urging the building into a fully erected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Donald L. Harvey
  • Patent number: 8978318
    Abstract: An erectable shelter for indoor use, providing protection against threats associated with missiles. The shelter includes: one metal frame attached to at least one of the internal walls of an apartment; six protective walls attached to the frame for forming a shelter, wherein one wall covers the opening of the frame, four other walls are hinged on the frame, and another wall is hinged on a free edge of one side wall; and at least one strut connecting at least a ceiling wall with the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Amos Klein
  • Patent number: 8966828
    Abstract: A shed with a wall assembly movable along a path defined by a pair of floor rail assemblies cooperatively aligned with a deployable outer rail assembly to provide access to the items stored in the shed. A pair of wheel assemblies is interiorly mounted to the side walls of the wall assembly to support the latter. A handle is provided to pull shed housing. Legs mounted to the underside of a floor assembly keep the latter at a spaced apart relationship with respect to a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Osvaldo Garcia
  • Patent number: 8938917
    Abstract: A stowable shelter assembly configured to be securely anchored to a support at two or more anchor or attachment points to provide a greater level of security and stability includes a first member having a bottom end, a top end, and sides extending between the top end and the bottom end. The bottom end is attachable to a support. A second member has a back end coupled with the top end of the first member, a front end, and sides extending between the back and front ends. The second member includes an anchoring member extending past the front end and is movable between a stowed position where the first and second members are co-planar such that the front end of the second member is positioned a distance above the bottom end of the first member, and a deployed position where the first and second members are angled and the anchoring member is positioned partially below the front end of the first member and spaced a distance from the bottom end to define a shelter space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Whiteboard Instashelter LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Curtis Bernardy, Thomas M Bernardy, Jr., Michael Nilson, Robert Preston Conser, Jimmy Bollman
  • Patent number: 8881470
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a collapsible structure. In example embodiments elements of the structure may be connected together in a manner that allows the structure to collapse from a relatively open structure into a relatively compact structure. The structure may have many uses which may include, but are not limited to, a hunting shack, a storage shack, a boat house, an emergency shelter, and a hut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Gary D. Lass
  • Patent number: 8869463
    Abstract: A mobile service station includes a deployable structure configurable between a first closed configuration wherein the structure is a container having two side walls, a roof, a floor, a front wall and a rear wall, and a second deployed configuration as an operating service station. The station includes service station accessories mounted on at least one of the side walls. At least one side wall of the structure is foldable between a first vertical position, wherein the side wall acts as a vertical side wall for the closed configuration, and a second position wherein the side wall acts as additional floor space for the structure in the deployed configuration. The service station is adaptable for use as a high-end food stand, among other applications. A method configures the mobile service station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: 6943977 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Noiseux, Pierre Maheu, François Lampron, Joseph Lacerte, Alain Neveu
  • Patent number: 8863444
    Abstract: An assembly system for modular building units having a floor and a plurality of walls is provided. The assembly system includes a floor platform, a plurality of wall platforms, and a plurality of hinge assemblies. Each of the plurality of hinge assemblies may be rotatable to at least a first position and a second position when attached to the floor and the one of the plurality of walls. In the first position, the walls and the floor are generally parallel while in the second position the wall and the floor are generally perpendicular. Methods of use are also provided, in which, during use, the hinge assembly of the system may be rotated from the first position to the second position at least in part by moving the walls in an upwards direction relative to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Feature Walters
    Inventor: Julian Bowron
  • Patent number: 8826601
    Abstract: A modular assembly capable of converting from a shipping container configuration into a building unit, and from a building unit into a shipping container configuration. From the shipping container configuration, a plurality of frame panels and unit panels moveably connected to a frame of the modular assembly are selectively positioned to form the floors, walls, and ceilings of the building unit configuration thereby forming a living and/or commercial structure complete with electrical, water and sewage connections. The assembly may include an automated erection system, which may include a system of electric motors, gears, pulleys, cables, automated mechanical arms and electronic controls, located within the container structure of the modular assembly, and which interact with a plurality of frame panels and unit panels to deploy and retract the plurality of frame panels and unit panels for constructing the shipping container configuration and building unit configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Modular Container Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Janos B. Gyory, Istvan Gyory
  • Patent number: 8820019
    Abstract: A runner, a suspended ceiling system, and a method of installing a suspended ceiling, the runner having a base with two laterally opposite flanges for supporting ceiling tiles, a hinged web connected to the base between the flanges so as to be foldable between a flat configuration with the web folded against one of the flanges and an inverted-T configuration with the web normal to the base for suspension and use, the hinged web allowing for economies is shipping when compared to conventional rigid inversed-T shaped runners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Corruven Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Alain Belanger
  • Patent number: 8806810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a freestanding architectonic and constructive proposal, produced in the manufacturing facilities, which starting from an interconnectable basic model it can be assembled and reassembled according to specific requirements. Depending on the amount and shapes, it can scale up into horizontal, vertical or both complex architectonic structures. It is a foldable structure which allows easy arrangements for transportation and location in situ. Its configuration is carried through synchronized and symmetric orthogonal rotations and translations, both in its folding phase (1) and its unfolding phase (2), (FIG. 1), executed through any electric, pneumatic, hydraulic or manual system. Each one is integrated by axially symmetric segments forming the cover, the functional wall and the floor. The functional wall can lodge in its frame a typical wall, a functional piece of furniture or incorporate a specialized coupling module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Alvaro Alfonso Barragán Olaya
  • Patent number: 8707631
    Abstract: A modular housing system, also known as “Maisons Demontables” may utilize a plurality of lightweight composite construction panels to create modular housing units that have high degrees of resistance to environmental factors like wind, hurricanes, floods and so forth. The housing units may have a very high thermal insulating rating. The panels may comprise expanded polystyrene (EPS) panels to create a bent which is a plurality of panels that are hinged to one another so that they can be compressed for shipping, and expanded or unfolded to be used as part of a housing unit. The panels may be mated together to form a section of a housing unit such as a wall. The housing unit may be easily assembled or disassembled using basic tools. A hinge technique is provided for joining the panels together to form the bents, and may include a tensioning system to bind multiple panels together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Scouten
  • Patent number: 8701355
    Abstract: A collapsible roof curb includes a base portion having opposed end walls and opposed side walls extending between the end walls, and an upper portion having opposed upper end walls and opposed upper side walls. The roof curb also includes a hinge connecting each of the end walls of the base portion to the end walls of the upper portion and the side walls of the base portion to the side walls of the upper portion, the hinges being adapted to allow the end walls and side walls of the upper portion to pivot from a collapsed position to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Paul Sexton
  • Patent number: 8683752
    Abstract: A modular shelter assembly is presented. In particular, the shelter assembly comprises a mounting member structured to be secured to a predetermined support, a support beam outwardly spaced from the mounting member and the predetermined support, a plurality of track beams each disposed in interconnecting, supported relation to the mounting member and the support beam, the mounting member, the support beam and the plurality of track beams collectively comprising a modular construction, and the modular construction at least partially defined by an at least initially adjustable interconnecting relation of the plurality of track beams to both the mounting member and the support beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Orlando Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20140041317
    Abstract: A system and methodology facilitates the handling of oilfield material. The oilfield material is stored in at least one silo which enables use of gravity to feed the oilfield material to a blender or other suitable equipment. Each modular silo is transportable and may be engaged with a support structure via a pivot connection. Once engaged, the silo is pivoted to a raised, upright position on the support structure. The oilfield material is then moved to an interior of the silo, and gravity may be used to feed the oilfield material to a blender or other equipment in a controlled manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hau Nguyen-Phuc Pham, Rajesh Luharuka, William Bradford Stone, Nikki Morrison, Jakub Pawel Jodlowski, William Troy Huey, Travis Almer, Laurent Coquilleau
  • Patent number: 8615967
    Abstract: A construction element for erecting a structure has a first panel extending vertically to form a wall and a second panel extending horizontally to form a horizontal partition when they are arranged in an erected structure, the panels together form a three-dimensional configuration and are connected with one another so that in the erected structure they extend perpendicularly to one another and are turnable to include an angle there between to reduce a horizontal extension of the construction element for transportation purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: Malaxit, Polymate, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oleg Figovsky, Arkady Futoriynsky
  • Patent number: 8613166
    Abstract: A collapsible temporary housing system including a base, four walls being connected along each respective edge extending between at least two of the four corners, the walls being pivotally connected along the edges of the base so that when the walls are pivoted into a collapsible configuration each wall is laid upon a previously collapsed wall creating a nearly horizontal surface extending across a top surface area of the base, and a flat roof, the flat roof being detached from the four walls while the four walls are pivoted into an erected position, secured to the walls once the walls are erected, and set upon the nearly horizontal surface when the walls are pivoted into a collapsible configuration, wherein a plurality of other temporary housing systems may be stacked where a lean of the stacked housing systems which could result in the stacked housing systems falling over is not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: The David S. Smith Irrevocable Trust
    Inventor: David S. Smith
  • Patent number: 8590214
    Abstract: The foldable habitation has a foldable roof with a central section which can be folded into a generally flat configuration for transportation and storage, and which can be automatically deployed into a chevron shape upon deploying lateral sections of the roof. A novel method of handling a foldable habitation is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Habitaflex Concept Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Laprise, Mathieu Fortin
  • Patent number: 8550140
    Abstract: An improved method of installing a storm window in a prime window includes application of locking clips at predetermined locations around the frame of the prime window. The storm window is positioned over the prime window and swung into place, whereupon the storm window frame snaps and is locked into place by the clips. Bulb seals around the storm window frame compress between the storm window frame and the frame of the prime window to insure a complete and reliable seal against the elements and maximize sound abatement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Kelley
  • Patent number: 8544213
    Abstract: A transportable, transformable structure utilizing a tower shuttle apparatus for converting the structure from a closed, transportable unit to an open, stationary unit. The tower shuttle includes a connection post, including a socket joint, connected to a shuttle cart on casters. The socket joint is capable of receiving a ball connection at the base of a structural tower affixed to the transformable structure. This connection allows a single operator to fully assemble a mobile performance stage or other transportable, transformable structure with ease and with no damage to the stage deck. The tower shuttle allows the towers to be moved into position no matter the required direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Progressive Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd N. Allison
  • Patent number: 8458962
    Abstract: A modular patient room includes a plurality of modular wall panels or units having various configurations. Some wall units have a wall panel structure with a horizontally extending service cavity. A service structure is coupled to the wall panel structure for rotation about a horizontally extending first axis between a first position within the service cavity and a second position extending outwardly from the service cavity. A plurality of service outlets are carried by the service structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Dennis M. Lanci
  • Patent number: 8365472
    Abstract: A foldaway balcony comprises a platform structure tiltably mounted on a wall and a rail structure mounted to the platform structure. The platform structure comprises a box-like support structure and a planar floor structure which are tiltable relative to the wall separately from each other. The rail structure comprises a plurality of rail elements, which are hinged at the edge of the support structure of the platform structure, and are tiltable between a stored position, in which they lay within the support structure, and a deployed position, in which they stand relative to the support structure. When the platform structure moves from the closed position to the open position, first the support structure is tilted, then the rail elements move from the stored position to the deployed position, and finally the floor structure is tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Opacmare S.p.A.
    Inventor: Michele Grimaldi
  • Patent number: 8347560
    Abstract: A modular assembly capable of converting from a shipping container configuration into a building unit, and from a building unit into a shipping container configuration. From the shipping container configuration, a plurality of frame panels and unit panels moveably connected to a frame of the modular assembly are selectively positioned to form the floors, walls, and ceilings of the building unit configuration thereby forming a living and/or commercial structure complete with electrical, water and sewage connections. The assembly may include an automated erection system, which may include a system of electric motors, gears, pulleys, cables, automated mechanical arms and electronic controls, located within the container structure of the modular assembly, and which interact with a plurality of frame panels and unit panels to deploy and retract the plurality of frame panels and unit panels for constructing the shipping container configuration and building unit configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Modular Container Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Janos B. Gyory, Istvan Gyory
  • Patent number: 8341892
    Abstract: A structure for awnings and arbours, comprising a supporting frame, provided with respective front columns, which are designed to support guide beams for a covering canopy and for at least one movable crosspiece, which is in turn associated with an end flap of the covering canopy. At least one collection duct for rainwater being provided with at least one sealing element, in order to prevent the penetration of water, and is also provided with at least one outlet for draining the water, which extends externally from the duct and is substantially faced towards at least one respective hole, which is defined in at least one respective tubular body, which is substantially vertical and is associated with a corresponding front column. The outlet is substantially accommodated within the hole when the crosspiece is in the configuration of maximum advancement towards the front columns and the covering canopy is completely extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Corradi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Michele Tugnoli
  • Patent number: 8296999
    Abstract: A bleacher system comprises: a support structure mounted on wheels; two or more tiers mounted on the support structure, each tier including multiple girders at spaced intervals that are operably connected to the support structure, each girder supporting a plurality of seat supports and a plurality of foot board supports, with seat planks then secured to the seat supports and foot planks secured to the foot board supports in each tier; and at least one actuator operably connected to and extending between the support structure and a selected tier, such that extension of a rod of the hydraulic actuator causes the selected tier to pivot from a transport position into a deployed position, while also causing a corresponding movement of the remaining tiers from the transport position into the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Century Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Robert D. Uhl
  • Patent number: 8291647
    Abstract: A self-contained structure configurable as a shipping container and as a dwelling is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Esposito
  • Patent number: 8286391
    Abstract: This invention reveals a type of portable building, which includes a box which forms the main body of the building, the box being cubic in shape, at least one movable top plate that forms the roof of the building, one side of such movable top plate connecting to and pivoting on one side of the top panel of the box, and such top plate rotating around the pivot downwards to lean against the side panel of the box, at least one movable bottom panel that is provided for the bottom panel of the building, one side of the movable bottom panel connecting to and pivoting on one side of the bottom panel, and such bottom panel rotating around the pivot downwards to lean against the side panel of the box, the pivots of the bottom panel and the top plate are located on the same side panel of the box, at least one side plate is provided for the side wall of the building, the side plate that supports between the edge of the bottom plate and the edge of the top plate being vertical and knock-down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventors: Zhenqiu Yang, Xiuyuan Yang
  • Patent number: 8261494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flooring module for forming a floor, and which also incorporates a photovoltaic cell for generating electricity. The floor and electrical generator module has a body comprising: a floor surface for forming a floor; and at least one photovoltaic cell; the module further comprising a support means supporting the body and allowing movement of the body between first and second positions; wherein the module is configured such that the body can function either as a floor in the first position when the floor surface is uppermost or as an electrical generator in the second position when the photovoltaic cell is uppermost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Squid, Inc.
    Inventor: David Pierce Jones
  • Patent number: 8245446
    Abstract: A tilt-up door for a building having a relatively wide door opening having a door frame including top and bottom horizontal members and vertical side members connected to the top and bottom horizontal members. The vertical side members can have a horizontally extending pivot shaft tube positioned between the top and bottom horizontal members, and outwardly extending cam followers adjacent to the top horizontal member. U-shaped channels can extend vertically along opposite sides of the door opening with the U-shaped channels facing each other and the door opening. The U-shaped channels can have generally horizontal track members extending from the top edge of the door opening and the horizontal tracks can have a curved cam surface. Carriages each including a horizontal pivot shaft journal can be positioned in the U-shaped channels for vertical movement in the U-shaped channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: HP Doors, LLC
    Inventor: Roland W. Betker
  • Patent number: 8201362
    Abstract: The present invention provides a foldable enclosure intending as a building or portion of a building that may be transported to a desired site in a folded configuration and then expanded into its intended form. The enclosure has a floor and two wall or roof support section extending upwardly from opposed sides of the floor section. A first roof section spans across the gap between the wall or roof support sections. At least a second roof section in provided that is pivotally mounted to the structure to overlie the first roof section in transit and fold out to extend outwardly substantially in plane with the first roof section in the expanded form. Similarly, second floor sections may be pivotally mounted to lie adjacent the wall/roof support sections in transit and extend outwardly substantially in plane with the first floor section when expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: SmarTech Designs Pty Limited
    Inventors: Arnold Alford, John Demartins, Razvan Gornoviceanu
  • Patent number: 8176686
    Abstract: Disclosed is a structure that is a stage and roof system. The present invention is a system that allows a stage and roof system to be moved and folded up into a compact area in a very short period of time to be placed at an event location to broadcast talent directly on or near a terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick Santini
  • Patent number: 8123165
    Abstract: The invention relates to a partition wall for partitioning at least two regions in a cabin of a vehicle. The invention includes a partition comprising a body that may be moved into a first open position and into a second closed position and comprising a curtain rail, wherein the body is designed in the first position to cover an aisle that is adjacent to the partition, at least in some regions, by means of a curtain that has been affixed to the curtain rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Breuer, Andreas Neumann, Michael Mosler
  • Patent number: 8037644
    Abstract: An arrangement for the cooling of computer data centers. More particularly, the arrangement eliminates the problems present in the uneven or inadequate cooling of computer racks due to unwanted airflows, which are encountered between so-called hot aisles and cold aisles present in a computer data center. Specifically, this problem is solved through the provision of partitions which, under normal circumstances, prevent the unwanted airflows by standing in a vertical orientation, yet which, in the event of a fire, collapse from the vertical orientation to a horizontal orientation, thereby avoiding interference with water sprays from sprinkler heads, and thus complying with fire codes and ordinances. Moreover, also employed is a method of preventing the unwanted air flows by utilization of the novel arrangement comprising the fire-code-compatible, collapsible partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Shawn A. Hall
  • Publication number: 20110203194
    Abstract: A window well cover assembly comprises a cover grate, pivotally coupleable to a window well structure or a dwelling. At least one actuator is operable to pivot the cover grate from a closed position in which the cover grate is closed over the window well into an open position in which the cover grate is opened over the window well. A latching assembly is operable to maintain the cover grate in the closed position until released to allow the actuator to pivot the cover grate into the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel Kelsch, Jonah Kunz, Dale Kelsch
  • Patent number: 7992351
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting susceptible objects comprises a bracket having a pin receiving portion and hinge portion. The apparatus also includes a cover pivotally connected to the hinge portion of the bracket wherein the bracket is securable to a wall and the cover is pivotable over a susceptible asset to protect the object from harmful forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: James J Kramer
  • Patent number: 7918053
    Abstract: A basic container has at least one expansion element which can be moved out of the basic container. A lifting device permits lowering of the expansion element such that, after the expansion element has been moved out of the basic container, the floor wall of the expansion element and the basic container are situated at the same level. An expansion element can be lifted such that, after the lowering, the expansion element can be moved back into the basic container. The lifting device is active between the folded-open side wall and the expansion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Bucher, Andreas Serden, Patrick Treutle
  • Patent number: 7913460
    Abstract: An observation shelter includes a plurality of generally upright walls including a first wall having a first window opening positioned therein and a second wall having a second wall positioned therein. First and second shutters are movable between respective raised and closed positions. The first and second shutters have respective shapes configured such that the shutters when in their respective raised positions meet at a joint extending from said corner to provide substantially continuous shelter from the sun for the first window opening and second window opening, and wherein with the first and second shutters in their respective closed positions, an extension portion of the first shutter is received in a pocket portion of the second shutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Industrial Design Research, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Stollery