Helical Anchoring Feature Patents (Class 52/705)
  • Patent number: 10801198
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting a haunch height and related systems and methods includes a support angle. The support angle includes first and second flanges, and a surface of the first flange includes a hole. The apparatus also includes a coil rod and a rotatable nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TRUETECH BRIDGE, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Brodowski, Zachary Wysong
  • Patent number: 9617746
    Abstract: Precast Portland cement concrete shapes are handled by a lifting assembly comprising an elongate plate-like metallic lift anchor and a standard shear bar. The lift anchor defines a pair of parallel opposed planar faces, a medial longitudinal axis, and a plane of symmetry parallel to the planar faces. A lift head portion comprises a lift head through opening and shear flanges symmetrically disposed along the medial longitudinal axis. A proximal embedment portion comprises a shear bar through opening and a reinforcing bar through opening. A distal embedment portion terminates in a foot comprising a pair of distal flanges symmetrically disposed along the medial longitudinal axis, and a throat. The lift anchor is forged. The shear bar through opening is oblong along the medial longitudinal axis, and the standard shear bar is interconnectable with the shear bar through opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Maestro International, LLC
    Inventor: Sidney E. Francies, III
  • Patent number: 9194132
    Abstract: A device for use in the fastening of a panel or cladding to a wall is disclosed. The device includes a base plate, a panel connecting plate, and a connecting assembly that connects the panel connecting plate to the base plate and that is constructed and arranged so as to provide minimal thermal bridging between the base plate and the panel connecting plate through an insulation layer that covers the base plate and the wall while simultaneously providing structural integrity for attaching the panel or cladding to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: EXO-TEC MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Leonard L. Anastasi
  • Patent number: 9151065
    Abstract: A lift anchor assembly for a precast Portland cement concrete shape comprises a recess insert, a bilaterally symmetrical lift anchor, and an elongate triangular space. The recess insert is characterized by a longitudinal plane of symmetry, and is separable along a break line extending perpendicular to the longitudinal plane of symmetry into a pair of quadrant-shaped bodies, each characterized with a planar obverse wall. The bilaterally symmetrical lift anchor is characterized by a longitudinal axis of symmetry coextensive with the longitudinal plane of symmetry, and is immovably sandwiched between the quadrant-shaped bodies. The elongate triangular space is formed beneath the break line and extends orthogonal to the longitudinal plane of symmetry. A force applied to the break line toward the elongate triangular space will urge the quadrant-shaped bodies into rotation out of the Portland cement concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: A.L. Patterson, Inc.
    Inventor: Sidney E. Francies, III
  • Patent number: 9139962
    Abstract: A pre-fabricated pavement slab installation and replacement system is provided. The system includes a connector having an axial opening therethrough and engagement surface within the opening. The system further includes a pavement slab and an adjacent pavement slab, wherein a portion of the connector is embedded in the pavement slab and a remaining portion of the connector is exposed. The adjacent pavement slab has an interconnection slot, that can cover the remaining portion of the exposed connector. The system further provides that under the condition that the pavement slab and the adjacent pavement slab are cut apart, the connector is cut into a first half and a second half, wherein the first half of the connector contains the first engagement component and the second half of the connector contains the second engagement component. The first half of the connector can be subsequently removed by engaging the engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: The Fort Miller Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Smith
  • Patent number: 8978339
    Abstract: An adjustable joist hanger including a mounting foot having a substantially planar lower abutment surface, the mounting foot having at least one attachment opening to attach the mounting foot relative to a surface and at least one, at least partially threaded member extending therefrom, a substantially U-shaped joist carrier adapted to receive a portion of a joist and mounted for movement relative to the at least one, at least partially threaded member and an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the joist carrier relative to the mounting foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Klevaklip Systems Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Greg James Doupe, Stephen Ley Sanders
  • Publication number: 20150052831
    Abstract: A device for use in the fastening of a panel or cladding to a wall is disclosed. The device includes a base plate, a panel connecting plate, and a connecting assembly that connects the panel connecting plate to the base plate and that is constructed and arranged so as to provide minimal thermal bridging between the base plate and the panel connecting plate through an insulation layer that covers the base plate and the wall while simultaneously providing structural integrity for attaching the panel or cladding to the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Leonard L. Anastasi
  • Publication number: 20150013237
    Abstract: Interlocking support posts form an interlocking rack system which may have a single mold which provides both a male and a female joinder member. Between the support posts can be mounted panels such as solar panels. Under the support posts can be installed a roof stand off assembly which prevents water from weakening the roof Various combinations of construction members offer a cost effective building block array of mounting panels, wind turbines, and any appliance on a roof and/or anywhere in a building. A two recess mounting bracket is ideally suited to mount solar panels on a roof. A lower recess can be fastened to a bolt anchor on the roof. The opposing recess can secure a mounting clip which attaches directly to the solar panel. Identical support posts can interlock. Various embodiments include conduit clasps, slider tracks, mounts for cabinets, sign posts, and thru roof screwed anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: D THREE ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Schaefer, David Kreutzman, Don N. Tamm
  • Patent number: 8925279
    Abstract: Anchoring devices and systems are disclosed for use with elongated reinforcement members such as FRP, SRP, metallic bars, or cables. Such devices and systems impart a compressive stress into a static structure having the elongated reinforcement member running there through or there along. An anchoring system can include an anchor block that includes a front end surface for contacting the static structure, an axial bore for receiving the elongated reinforcement member, and clamping members that work with fasteners to provide a clamping force. The bore may be tapered and the fasteners optionally provide different clamping levels to reduce the stress on the elongated reinforcement member near the front end surface. The disclosed systems also include pre-stressing devices that can be used with the disclosed anchor systems, and that can place a tensile force on the elongated reinforcement members to also impart a compressive force on the static structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Chris P. Pantelides, Lawrence D. Reaveley, Clayton A. Burningham
  • Patent number: 8910448
    Abstract: The roof-installed object securing device includes a flat plate-like securing roof member that is mounted on a roof structural member and has a through-hole penetrating through the securing roof member, a securing member having a flat plate-like mounting piece that made to abut against the roof structural member, an erected portion that is erected from the mounting piece through the through-hole, an installing portion that is formed on the upper end of the erected portion, and a slit that penetrates through the installing portion, an external thread member having a head that abuts against the lower surface of the installing portion and a bar-like external thread portion extending upward from the head through the slit, and a cover member through which the external thread portion penetrates and that covers the through-hole. A roof-installed object is secured onto the external thread portion extending upward from the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Yanegijutsukenkyujo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Okada, Katsuyuki Okado
  • Patent number: 8904721
    Abstract: Anchoring devices and systems are disclosed for use with elongated reinforcement members such as FRP, SRP, metallic bars, or cables. Such devices and systems impart a compressive stress into a static structure having the elongated reinforcement member running therethrough or therealong. An anchoring system can include an anchor block that includes a front end surface for contacting the static structure, an axial bore for receiving the elongated reinforcement member, and clamping members that, when closed, exert a radial clamping force on a reinforcement member in the axial bore. A tensioning and anchoring system may include one or more tensioners integrally connected to an anchor block. At least one sleeve may be secured to the anchor block and cooperate with a bolt that displaces the anchor block to place a tensile force on the elongated reinforcement member and impart a compressive force on the static structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Chris P. Pantelides, Lawrence D. Reaveley, Clayton A. Burningham
  • Publication number: 20140331593
    Abstract: The roof-installed object securing device includes a flat plate-like securing roof member that is mounted on a roof structural member and has a through-hole penetrating through the securing roof member, a securing member having a flat plate-like mounting piece that made to abut against the roof structural member, an erected portion that is erected from the mounting piece through the through-hole, an installing portion that is formed on the upper end of the erected portion, and a slit that penetrates through the installing portion, an external thread member having a head that abuts against the lower surface of the installing portion and a bar-like external thread portion extending upward from the head through the slit, and a cover member through which the external thread portion penetrates and that covers the through-hole. A roof-installed object is secured onto the external thread portion extending upward from the cover member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Yanegijutsukenkyujo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji OKADA, Katsuyuki OKADO
  • Publication number: 20140331594
    Abstract: A roof mounting system for mounting one or more roof-mounted fixtures to a roof includes a roofing system having a top surface and a roof attachment assembly that includes a first plate having a first plate aperture, a second plate connected to the first plate, a third plate including a third plate aperture, the third plate connected to the second plate, a nut, and a first fastener including a first head positioned between the second plate and the third plate and a first shaft extending through the third plate aperture and the nut. A second fastener has a head positioned between the first and second plates and a shaft extending through the first plate aperture and through the roofing system top surface. The force required to separate the first plate and the second plate is greater than the force required to separate the second plate and the third plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Cecil Stearns, Alexander Grant Bornemann
  • Patent number: 8875467
    Abstract: A device for use in the fastening of a panel or cladding to a wall is disclosed. The device includes a base plate, a panel connecting plate, and a connecting assembly that connects the panel connecting plate to the base plate and that is constructed and arranged so as to provide minimal thermal bridging between the base plate and the panel connecting plate through an insulation layer that covers the base plate and the wall while simultaneously providing structural integrity for attaching the panel or cladding to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Leonard L. Anastasi
  • Patent number: 8857117
    Abstract: Anchoring devices and systems are disclosed for use with elongated reinforcement members such as FRP, SRP, metallic bars, or cables. Such devices and systems impart a compressive stress into a static structure having the elongated reinforcement member running therethrough or therealong. An anchoring system can include an anchor block that includes a front end surface for contacting the static structure, an axial bore for receiving the elongated reinforcement member, and clamping members that, when closed, exert a radial clamping force on a reinforcement member in the axial bore. A tensioning and anchoring system may include one or more tensioners integrally connected to an anchor block. At least one sleeve may be secured to the anchor block and cooperate with a bolt that displaces the anchor block to place a tensile force on the elongated reinforcement member and impart a compressive force on the static structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Chris P. Pantelides, Lawrence D. Reaveley, Clayton A. Burningham
  • Publication number: 20140260040
    Abstract: A fail-safe wall anchor for cavity walls includes a wingnut including receptors for receiving pintles of a veneer tie. Thermally insulative material is provided to inhibit transfer of heat from the veneer tie to the wall anchor. Back up structure is provided in the event the thermally insulative material fails to maintain the structural connection between the wall anchor and the veneer tie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140215956
    Abstract: A header bracket for connecting a deck ledger board to the side of a house and thus connecting the deck to the house, especially a brick veneer house. The bracket is first connected to a house rim board or the concrete foundation. The bracket is configured to extend through the outside covering of the house, whether the covering be siding, stucco, brick veneer or some other covering. The deck ledger board is attached to the end of the bracket opposite of the end which is connected to the house. The deck is now built as normal by first connecting deck joists which are supported at one end by the ledger board and at the opposite end by posts. The length of the bracket is adjustable to provide for different thicknesses of siding or brick. The header bracket is capable of being assembled in either a U-shaped or a Z-shaped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: M. Clay Smith, Paul J. Spalding
  • Publication number: 20140208680
    Abstract: A variety of roof mount sealing assemblies are disclosed. The roof mount sealing assemblies allow a user to mount rails for solar panels, signs, satellite dish or any other desired item on the roof and have the mounting location sealed against water. The roof mount sealing assemblies has a body with a recess for a flexible washer, which is attached to a bolt body (or formed with the bolt body) and threaded either down in a base plate or directly into the roof. The bolt body and body form a double stud assembly, which also holds a flashing onto the roof to provide further water proofing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: D Three Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Schaefer, David Kreutzman, Don N. Tamm
  • Publication number: 20140208664
    Abstract: A variety of roof mount sealing assemblies are disclosed. The roof mount sealing assemblies allow a user to mount rails for solar panels, signs, satellite dish or any other desired item on the roof and have the mounting location sealed against water. The roof mount sealing assemblies has a body with a recess for a flexible washer, which is attached to a bolt body (or formed with the bolt body) and threaded either down in a base plate or directly into the roof. The bolt body and body form a double stud assembly, which also holds a flashing onto the roof to provide further water proofing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: D Three Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Schaefer, David Kreutzman, Don N. Tamm
  • Publication number: 20140196400
    Abstract: A hidden gutter hanger mounts a rain gutter to the roof structure of a building. The end of the gutter hanger adjacent the building fascia is formed with multiple vertically folded portions that establish a strong end mounting structure for fastening the gutter hanger to the fascia. The folded end portions are formed with aligned holes that create a guided fastener structure having minimal longitudinal depth that allows a greater percentage of the guided fastener to be inserted into the building fascia. The distal end of the gutter hanger is formed with a mounting tab that engages the forward lip of the rain gutter such that the gutter hanger is positioned internally of the rain gutter. The body portion of the gutter hanger extending between the distal end and the end adjacent the fascia is formed with a central longitudinal rib to strengthen the hanger against vertical sagging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Euramax International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Benjamin Bell
  • Patent number: 8769911
    Abstract: A connector (10,10?,10?) for connecting to an extending member includes an interface member (20,20?,20?). The interface member (20,20?,20?) includes an interface surface (22,22?,22?), a first extending abutment member (26a,26a?,26a?) extending from a surface (23,23?,23?) opposed to the interface surface (22,22?,22?), a second extending abutment member (26b,26b?,26b?) spaced from the first extending abutment member (26a,26a?,26a?) and extending from the surface (23,23?,23?) opposed to the interface surface (22,22?,22?), and at least a first passage (24,24?,24?) passing therethrough from the interface surface (22,22?,22?) to the surface (23,23?,23?) opposing the interface surface (22,22?,22?) between the first extending abutment member (26a,26a?,26a?) and the second extending abutment member (26b,26b?,26b?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Montgomery, Justin Shane Patton
  • Publication number: 20140182236
    Abstract: An adjustable joist hanger including a mounting foot having a substantially planar lower abutment surface, the mounting foot having at least one attachment opening to attach the mounting foot relative to a surface and at least one, at least partially threaded member extending therefrom, a substantially U-shaped joist carrier adapted to receive a portion of a joist and mounted for movement relative to the at least one, at least partially threaded member and an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the joist carrier relative to the mounting foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KLEVAKLIP SYSTEMS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Greg James Doupe, Stephen Ley Sanders
  • Patent number: 8690113
    Abstract: An adjustable affixation point apparatus comprising an anchor means for providing secure engagement with a wall; a fastener adapted to releasably engage the anchor means and to retain an extension arm between the head and the wall; the extension arm having a channel adapted to slidingly receive the fastener; at least one engagement means for enhancing the frictional contact among the members; a hanger attached to the distal end providing an affixation point which can be mounted into a wall near a desired location, then a sliding and rotational action of the extension arm relative to the allows a user to adjust the hangar to any point within a 360 degree radius and extending outwardly to any point along the length of the arm and to fix the hanger in a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jurgen Wright, Shannon Wright, Scott King, Corey King
  • Publication number: 20140075855
    Abstract: An anchoring system for cavity walls is disclosed and includes a wall anchor and a high-strength veneer tie. The anchor includes nonconductive thermally-isolating components that maintain the insulation R-values. The anchor features seals located at insertion points in the layers of the interior wythe that stabilize the wall anchor and protect against the entry of liquids and vapor. The veneer tie utilizes a ribbon connector that is cold-worked with the resultant body having substantially semicircular edges and flat surfaces therebetween. The edges are aligned to receive compressive forces transmitted from the outer wythe. The veneer tie, when part of the anchoring system, interengages with the wall anchor and is dimensioned to preclude significant veneer tie movement and to preclude pullout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR.
  • Patent number: 8661766
    Abstract: A wall anchor for use in an insulated cavity wall has an elongated body extending from a driven end to a driving end. The driven end is adapted to be mounted on an inner wythe of a cavity wall structure. A rotation control portion of the elongated body may include teeth formed on the surface. A collar with at least one aperture for a veneer tie is located near the driving end. The collar may have a pawl associated with it and positioned to engage the teeth on the elongated body. The teeth of the elongated body and the pawl of the collar form a ratchet structure. The collar can be rotated relative to the wall anchor only in a single direction, with the interengaging ratchet structure preventing rotation in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140007532
    Abstract: A variety of roof mount sealing assemblies are disclosed. The roof mount sealing assemblies allow a user to mount rails for solar panels, signs, satellite dish or any other desired item on the roof and have the mounting location sealed against water. The roof mount sealing assemblies has a body with a recess for a flexible washer, which is attached to a bolt body (or formed with the bolt body) and threaded either down in a base plate or directly into the roof. The bolt body and body form a double stud assembly, which also holds a flashing onto the roof to provide further water proofing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: D Three Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Schaefer, David Kreutzman, Don N. Tamm
  • Patent number: 8621802
    Abstract: A brick bracket which is installed in a recess provided by removal of brick of a brick veneer in order to be attached to studs of a framework of the building without contacting the bricks. The brick bracket has a front wall which extends outwardly and covers the brick facing and carries carriage bolts to which a ledger can be affixed such that the ledger is able to support an attached structure so that the brick bracket will not apply any force to the bricks of the brick facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Alexis Spyrou
  • Publication number: 20140000184
    Abstract: A diagonal brace connector and method is disclosed. The connector includes an upper planar member and a lower planar member connected by a rigid webbing. A center screw boss is disposed continuously and laterally along the webbing. The screw boss is adapted to receive a screw fastened through a structural member and into the screw boss. A corner screw boss is along the corner between the webbing and the lower flange. The corner boss is similarly designed to accept a screw fastened through a structural member and into the screw boss. A pair of parallel grooves are formed in the webbing to provide a visual guide for the locations to install permanent fasteners. The alignment grooves are disposed such that the screw bosses of adjoining members do not interfere with the permanent fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG ALUMINUM, INC.
    Inventors: James Armstrong, Brian Hall
  • Publication number: 20130340382
    Abstract: A building structure including a first building member and a second building member may be connected by a plurality of fasteners, each fastener having a head, a threaded portion having a through hardness of between HRB 70 and HRC 40, a thread-forming portion of at least HRC 50 hardness enabling the fastener to form threads in at least the second steel building member, and a fluted lead portion of at least HRC 50 hardness with a nominal diameter between 70 and 95% of major diameter, such that the fastener is capable of providing a ratio of strip torque to thread-forming torque of at least 3.0 and a ratio of strip torque to drive torque greater than 6.0 when the second steel building member having a thickness of 0.25 inch and the fluted lead portion having at least one diameter within nominal diameter between 80 and 98% of major diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: ASIA FASTENING (US), INC., NUCOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lionel E. DAYTON, Richard W. LUKES
  • Publication number: 20130340378
    Abstract: A wall anchor for use in an insulated cavity wall has an elongated body extending from a driven end to a driving end. The driven end is adapted to be mounted on an inner wythe of a cavity wall structure. A rotation control portion of the elongated body may include teeth formed on the surface. A collar with at least one aperture for a veneer tie is located near the driving end. The collar may have a pawl associated with it and positioned to engage the teeth on the elongated body. The teeth of the elongated body and the pawl of the collar form a ratchet structure. The collar can be rotated relative to the wall anchor only in a single direction, with the interengaging ratchet structure preventing rotation in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130340380
    Abstract: An anchor for mounting one or more solar modules to a roof is disclosed. The anchor can comprise a clamp body comprising a central surface and a first arm extending from the central surface. The first arm can have a first clamping face. The clamp body can be sized and shaped to receive one or more webs extending from one or more solar modules, each web having a hem at a distal end. The first arm can comprise a first recess sized and shaped to receive a first hem of a first web of the one or more webs. A clamp member can be configured to clamp the first web against the first clamping face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Matthew Danning
  • Publication number: 20130340371
    Abstract: An anchor includes a barrel having a bore extending therethrough. First and second wings extend laterally from the barrel. Further, first and second grooves are provided within the first and second wings, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Bronner
  • Publication number: 20130340381
    Abstract: An anchor for mounting one or more solar modules to a roof is disclosed. The anchor can comprise a clamp body comprising a central surface and a first arm extending from the central surface. The first arm can have a first clamping face. The clamp body can be sized and shaped to receive at least a first web extending from at least a first solar module such that at least the first web can lie in proximity to the first clamping face. The anchor can further include a clamp member coupled to the clamp body so as to be moveable toward the first clamping face to press the first web against the first clamping face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Matthew Danning
  • Publication number: 20130340379
    Abstract: An anchor for mounting one or more solar modules to a roof is disclosed. The anchor can comprise a clamp body comprising a central surface and a first arm extending from the central surface. The first arm can have a first clamping face. The clamp body can be sized and shaped to receive one or more webs extending from one or more solar modules. The anchor can include a rotatable clamp device coupled to the clamp body, the rotatable clamp device configured to press a first web of the one or more webs against the first clamping face. The anchor can also include a rotatable height adjustment member coupled to the rotatable clamp device, the rotatable height adjustment member configured to raise or lower at least the clamp body. The rotatable clamp device and the rotatable height adjustment member can be configured to rotate about the same axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Danning
  • Publication number: 20130298494
    Abstract: A mounting adapter for attaching an object to a flat surface includes an anchor plate having a plurality of first apertures extending therethrough. Each first aperture is configured to receive a first elongated fastener having a length sufficient to fasten to a support structure located beneath the surface for attaching the anchor plate thereto. A plurality of threaded apertures is formed in the anchor plate. A cover plate is positioned over the anchor plate and has a plurality of third apertures that align with the plurality of threaded apertures in the anchor plate. A threaded fastener extends through each third aperture and is threadedly engaged with the second threaded apertures of the anchor plate for securely attaching the cover plate to the anchor plate. One or more fourth apertures are formed in the cover plate and configured to receive a third fastener for attaching the object to the mounting adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Peter A. CORSI
  • Patent number: 8555587
    Abstract: A restoration anchoring system for use in cavity wall structures having an inner wythe and an outer wythe that requires remediation or re-anchoring is disclosed. The anchoring system employs a three-part system that is installed within the existing bed joints of the outer wythe to reattach and re-anchor the outer wythe to the structural inner wythe. The three-part system includes a helical dowel, a seismic T-clip and a reinforcement member. The helical dowel is self-threading and self-drilling. When the three-part system is installed within the outer wythe and attached to the inner wythe, the system is captively embedded in the outer wythe thereby providing a seismic construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8511019
    Abstract: A building comprises foundation; a first stud wall; a second stud wall; the second stud wall is disposed above the second first stud wall; a tie rod operably attached to the foundation and extending within the first and second stud walls; a first nut connecting the tie rod to the second stud wall; a first spring urging the first nut and the tie rod upwardly; a second nut connecting the tie rod to one of the first stud wall and the second stud wall, the second nut being disposed below the first nut; a second spring urging the second nut and the tie rod upwardly; the first spring is configured to carry a load at least substantially equal to the weight of a portion of a length of the tie rod disposed between the first nut and the second nut; and the second spring is configured to carry a load disposed below the second nut, the portion extending to where the tie rod is attached to the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas M. Espinosa
  • Publication number: 20130167470
    Abstract: A connector (10,10?,10?) for connecting to an extending member includes an interface member (20,20?,20?). The interface member (20,20?,20?) includes an interface surface (22,22?,22?), a first extending abutment member (26a,26a?,26a?) extending from a surface (23,23?,23?) opposed to the interface surface (22,22?,22?), a second extending abutment member (26b,26b?,26b?) spaced from the first extending abutment member (26a,26a?,26a?) and extending from the surface (23,23?,23?) opposed to the interface surface (22,22?,22?), and at least a first passage (24,24?,24?) passing therethrough from the interface surface (22,22?,22?) to the surface (23,23?,23?) opposing the interface surface (22,22?,22?) between the first extending abutment member (26a,26a?,26a?) and the second extending abutment member (26b,26b?,26b?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian C. Montgomery, Justin Shane Patton
  • Patent number: 8464494
    Abstract: In an anchor for use in a construction panel which includes upper and lower cover plates, wherein the anchor includes a cylinder body, a displacement body and a cement container provided with desired rupture locations and installed in the cylinder body and the cylinder body is provided with engagement elements for extending behind the upper cover plate, the cement container includes at least two chambers separated by an intermediate wall and is provided with an upper and a lower opening each closed by a thin-walled rupturable foil, with the intermediate wall being also rupturable by the displacement member upon movement thereof into the cylinder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer, Rüdiger Walz
  • Publication number: 20130133270
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus are disclosed regarding an attachment system for solar equipment, sometimes referred to as a flashing device allowing quick and easy assembling of the solar equipment into an array or other combination in a sturdy and durable manner. In examples of the present technology, a flashing device may include a flashing plate which may contain one or more raised features to further direct and control the flow of liquid over the flashing plate. The flashing device may also contain a fluid restrictor such as a seal or part of a seal usually held within an aperture of a block having a skyward facing essentially or substantially flat surface. One or more various items of solar equipment may be attached to the essentially flat surface of the block. Also disclosed are adjustable mounting feet which may be installed in connection with other solar equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ZEP SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: John R. West, Tyrus Hudson, David Molina
  • Publication number: 20130115054
    Abstract: A tower-internal-equipment bracket structure with a welded structure that can ensure a fatigue strength classification equal to or greater than that of butt welding (BW) or that requires no welding and a wind turbine generator provided with this tower-internal-equipment bracket structure are provided. In a tower-internal-equipment bracket structure provided inside a pole-type steel tower, employing a cylindrical shell (11), to support tower internal equipment, a ring-shaped member (20) having a protruding portion (21) toward the tower interior is interposed, by means of butt welding (BW), between divided portions formed by dividing the cylindrical shell (11) at a desired position in an axial direction, and the protruding portion (21) serves as a bracket-member support portion for the tower internal equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki YOKOYAMA, Yoshisuke ITOH, Minoru KAWABATA, Tsuyoshi HARAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20130091787
    Abstract: A new mounting system for elevating and supporting objects such as solar panels is disclosed. The mounting system is designed for attachment to new or existing roofs of a variety of constructions. Sealing features are incorporated into the mounting system so that additional separate flashing components are not required. The system requires only one bolt for attachment. The design is quick and simple to install, reducing the amount of time and labor required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: HNU SOLAR
    Inventor: HNU SOLAR
  • Patent number: 8407949
    Abstract: A foundation driller for anchoring of components in soil is provided that includes an apparatus in which the foundation driller comprises a base body with at least one cylindrical area and at least one cutting blade that provides forward advancement, in which the base body comprises at least two cylindrical areas with different diameters, wherein the area nearer to the soil has a smaller diameter and the at least one cutting blade providing forward advancement is attached at the area nearer to the soil and has an even incline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Kellner
  • Publication number: 20130074441
    Abstract: A roof mounting system for mounting one or more roof-mounted fixtures to a roof includes a roofing system having a top surface and a roof attachment assembly mounted to the top surface of the roofing system. The roof attachment system includes a plate having an aperture, at least one membrane patch coupled to the plate, at least one disc including a disc aperture, a nut, and a first fastener including a head positioned adjacent the at least one membrane patch and a shaft extending through the at least one disc aperture and the nut. A second fastener includes a head positioned adjacent the plate and a shaft extending through the plate aperture and through the roofing system top surface, to connect the roof attachment assembly to the roofing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: VERMONT SLATE & COPPER SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: VERMONT SLATE & COPPER SERVICES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130031857
    Abstract: A cast concrete wall panel is secured to a concrete foundation by an anchor system which includes a steel base plate embedded adjacent the bottom surface of the wall panel and welded to a tapered channel projecting upwardly adjacent the inner surface of the wall panel to define a cavity. Reinforcing bars have bottom ends welded to the base plate and project upwardly into the concrete wall panel, and a hole is formed in the base plate at the bottom of the cavity. The hole receives a self-tapping concrete anchor bolt which is driven into a hole drilled within the foundation at an acute angle less than twelve degrees and preferably about six degrees from vertical. The channel has a removable cap to prevent concrete from entering the cavity during casting of the wall panel and to provide a decorative inside cover for the cavity after installing the anchor bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Terry J. Tincher, Robert P. Foley
  • Publication number: 20130025235
    Abstract: A furring strip fastening member comprises a furring strip receiving plate having a through-hole and a female thread section latching section, a rear face plate having a through-hole, a spring section and a female thread section. The spring section connects the furring strip receiving plate and the rear face plate . The female thread section has a through-hole having a thread formed in the inner periphery thereof , and is latched by the female thread section latching sections. In the construction structure for a building, the furring strip fastening member is connected to skeleton wall of building that is formed of concrete wall and a heat insulating material disposed outside the latter, in a state where the female thread section is screwed to the bolt . The furring strip receiving plate presses against the furring strip and the rear face plate presses against the heat insulating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Masaya MINAMIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20130019543
    Abstract: Building means, having a main plate 1, a flexible sheet 2 attached thereto, a first bolt portion 4 extending outwards of the plate 1 and an opposite second bolt portion 5 extending outwards of the plate. The building means formed such that when it is in use a structural member can be fastened to the first bolt 4 portion while at the same time the plate 1 is arranged behind exterior cladding 8 of a building. A ledge 2a, after it has been bent into shape, extends to beyond the cladding so that rainwater contacting the first face of the plate portion can run down the first face and be guided by the ledge to a drain away position in front of the cladding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony Robert Muir
  • Publication number: 20130019539
    Abstract: A portable seating system includes portable removable seating units mounted to a stage type deck. A self retaining nut is mounted to an underside of the decks and the seating units are bolted to the self retaining nut. A method of securing the seats to a deck includes positioning the seating units at a desired position at the initial set up and drilling a hole in the deck at a location where the seat is to be secured. A mounting plate including a self retaining nut is mounted on an underside of the deck with the nut aligning with each hole. The seating unit is then secured with bolts extending from the top of the deck and extending through the holes to engage the self-retaining nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: SICO INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Stephen Douglas Gardner
  • Publication number: 20130000243
    Abstract: A device (100) for securing a support structure such as solar module-carrier (12) to a flat roof (16) which is provided with a non-bearing insulation layer (24) covered by a sealing strip (22). The device (100) has an upper connection element (150) for the support structure and a spacer member (120) which can be guided through an opening (26) in the insulation layer (24) in order to support the connection element (150) on a roof substructure (17). The spacer member (120) is anchored by a plurality of anchoring parts (28) on the roof substructure (17). The connection element (150) comprises an upper and a lower connection flange (152, 154) between which the sealing strip (22) is clamped. The spacer member (120) is designed as a profile or hollow-profile part which can be cut to length as required and is produced as an extrusion part from a thermal insulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: SFS INTEC HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Markus Steffen
  • Publication number: 20120304570
    Abstract: A locking device 21 for an anchor bar 2 of an anchor system of a concrete wall formwork has an annular sealing element 15 for sealing off an anchor penetration hole 13 in the formwork facing 7 and a threaded nut element 24 for threading the anchor bar 2 into a threaded nut thread of the threaded nut element. A tubular guiding device 45 is flush with the threaded nut thread of the threaded nut element 24 on the end of the threaded nut element 24 to be located at the concrete formwork side. The sealing element 15 has an elastic rubber inner sealing ring 46 and the free end 51 of the guiding device 45 to be located at the formwork element side is sealingly inserted with the inner sealing ring 46 into the sealing element 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Hans Braun, Renz Bernd