Collapsible For Ease Of Transport Patents (Class 52/79.5)
  • Patent number: 11073361
    Abstract: A modular ballistic wall system uses a military standard shipping pallet as a floor. A wall frame is rotatably affixed to the pallet. The wall frame receives and supports a plurality of modular ballistic wall panels. The wall frame folds down against the pallet when the system is in a stowed position, e.g., during transport. The wall frame is generally perpendicular to the pallet when the system is in a deployed position. The modular ballistic wall panels can be solid metal ballistic panels, ballistic panels with firing ports, or ballistic glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced American Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Grigsby, Shannon McCall
  • Patent number: 10883237
    Abstract: A sweeping blade assembly for attachment to a vehicle for sweeping a ground surface. The sweeping blade assembly comprises: a blade support for receiving a plurality of blades, a first row of blades and a second row of blades. Each row of blade comprising a plurality of blades which are separated from each other by a gap. The first row of blades and the second row of blades are provided beside (and parallel to) each other and positioned so that a given gap in a given row corresponds to a blade in the other row. In an embodiment, the gap is dimensioned to be smaller in width than the blades whereby a given blade in one row can have a partial overlap of two different blades in the other row. Whereby, the blades can freely move vertically and/or angularly when hitting uneven surfaces, and can be rectangular in shape, and thus reversible when the carbide on one of the edges is worn out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: USINAGE PRO24 INC.
    Inventors: Hugo Michel, Marco Bergeron, Stephan Michel
  • Patent number: 9995047
    Abstract: A construction board installation robot comprises a frame with attached devices to securely hold and subsequently affix to a substructure a construction board, a robotic system consisting multiple joints and links to position the frame, and a cart containing ancillary equipment needed for the completion of the desired task and the ability to move and position the entire assembly under its own power. Positioning is determined dynamically utilizing a series of laser scanners and optical sensors. To assist a laborer with the mounting of boards, the arm and cart are capable of being easily maneuvered either through the use of integrated sensors that direct the actuation of the arm and/or cart wheels as determined by the push or pull of the operator on the device, a method of remote control, and/or independently with control software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Integrated Construction Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 9928664
    Abstract: An acquirer (231) of an image processing device (100) acquires first connection information set between a first part displayed on a display (30) and glue from a glue setting table (214) of a memory (210). The acquirer (231) acquires second connection information set between a second part displayed on the display (30) and the glue from glue setting table (214) of the memory (210). A controller (232) connects together the first part and the second part displayed on the display (30) based on the first connection information and the second connection information acquired by the acquirer (231). A display controller (230) displays the first part and the second part connected together on the display (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LIVE2D INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nakajo, Masayuki Todate
  • Patent number: 9608444
    Abstract: Systems for reducing power usage and/or wastage use sensors to gather information about a circuit and its usage. Triggers are identified based on the information from the sensors, and subsequently used to control power delivery by reversibly effectuating energization and deactivation of particular circuits through smart nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: InScope Energy, LLC
    Inventors: William Clayton Pugh, Richard Daniel Albarran, Jason Bruce Craig
  • Patent number: 9285783
    Abstract: Power utilized in a local power network may be managed. The local power network may include a power management system. The power management system may communicate with one or more of a circuit controller, a switch controller, and/or an outlet controller in order to manage power utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: InScope Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Craig, Richard Daniel Albarran, William Pugh, Kevin Cassidy
  • Patent number: 9254797
    Abstract: The operation and/or power of a plurality of energy loads and/or energy supplies configured to supply power to the energy loads are managed in a coordinated manner. The coordinated control over the energy loads and/or energy supplies may enable the execution of missions including a one or more objectives by energy loads with an enhanced efficiency, autonomy, and/or effectiveness. Aspects of the planning and/or management of execution of the missions may be automated according to predetermined rules and/or criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: InScope Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Craig, Kevin Cassidy, Richard Daniel Albarran
  • Patent number: 9169633
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foldable transportable structure with a three dimensional rectangular shed roof shape having improved component and structural properties, and improved shipping and deployment capabilities. The integrated unique geometric folding pattern means provides enhanced folding accuracy and correct placement of interactive panels during collapse or assembly of the structure, and also greatly increases the flexibility for multiple unit combinations and component materials selection. The folding transportable structure provides a strong, safe, insulated weatherproof structure with a quick setup time, and requires NO tools or separate loose components for assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Vincent J DiGregory
  • Patent number: 9151068
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a system, or kit, of blow molded panels having integrally formed connectors which combine to form an enclosure, commonly in the form of a utility shed. The corner sections, roof, wall and floor panels are formed of blow molded plastic with integrally formed connectors to interlock with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Vogler, Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Brian C. Donnelly, Brian J. Russell
  • Patent number: 9121617
    Abstract: Expandable shelters having a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system arranged to receive outside air away from a mechanical compartment are disclosed. The expandable shelters may comprise an air inlet vent disposed in a front of the expandable shelter interconnected to an in-floor air duct arranged to draw outside air below an interior floor and exchange heat with the coolest area of the expandable shelter. By virtue of having an air inlet vent receive outside air from a location substantially away from the mechanical compartment and exchange heat with the coolest area of the expandable shelter, an environmental control unit (ECU), housed in the mechanical compartment, receives relatively cool outside air, keeping air temperatures inside the mechanical compartment below the upper operating limit of the ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Berg Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Condie
  • Publication number: 20150143758
    Abstract: Method of deployment of portable shelters is described. The shelters or housing units may be deployed in emergency housing situations and may be grouped into systems of shelters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Michael D. McDaniel, JR.
  • Patent number: 9038321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paint mixing room (1) comprising a base portion (2), four walls (3), a top portion (4) and at least one door (5) located in one the walls (3); at least one shelf (6), particularly for water-borne products, solvent-borne products and/or color tools; at least one workbench (7); a color station (8) comprising e.g. a personal computer, a spectrophotometer, and a barcode reader; a connector for an electrical power supply; and a ventilation system (11); wherein the paint mixing room (1) is portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Leuchten
  • Patent number: 9038322
    Abstract: A resilient seal for mobile living quarters around a slide out room that includes a pair of attaching members extending along the inside and outside surfaces of the main living area wall at an aperture through which the slide out room moves and further includes a connecting member extending between the attaching members and along the edge of the wall defining the aperture. A wiper seal extends from the connecting member to flex against the walls of the slide out room, and the connecting member further includes an accordion pleat for adjusting the distance between the attaching members to thereby accommodate walls of different thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Lifetime Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin E Ksiezopolski
  • Patent number: 9027307
    Abstract: Examples of construction systems and methods of constructing multi-story buildings utilizing premanufactured and prefinished components are disclosed. Examples of premanufactured and prefinished components include floor and ceiling slabs, non-weight bearing window walls, demising walls, exterior walls, and utility walls. The premanufactured and prefinished components may be transported to the construction site and assembled at the construction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Innovative Building Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Arlan E. Collins, Mark L. Woerman
  • Publication number: 20150121776
    Abstract: Improved foldable buildings include an improved rafter plate with a fifth hole that can be used for lifting and as a safety anchor and also has angled corners to abut rafter plate stops newly installed on rafters. Rafters and columns have improved bracket plates, new cross brace flanges, and adaptations for L-shaped brackets that support new steel stud purlins and girts. Wall and roof panels now have a vapor barrier and improved insulation. Rafters are further improved by addition of lifting sleeves. Flashing is pre-cut to custom sizes to avoid cutting at the job site and now features steel gauge flashing with adhered closed cell foam rubber on the interior surface. For long ridge flashing, flashing pieces have interlocking ends. Improved methods of assembly are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Elliot Peterson, Douglas Peterson
  • Patent number: 9016001
    Abstract: An erectable portable housing structure is disclosed herein which has a plurality of panels that can be pivoted outward to form a two-story portable housing structure for the purpose of providing shelter for people or storage area. The portable housing structure may have an external envelope that can be transported through standard intermodal transportation systems. When the portable housing structure has been transported to a particular site, the panels within the portable housing structure may be pivoted outward to erect the two-story portable housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Chad Buege Heger
  • Patent number: 9016002
    Abstract: A construction set and method for assembling a single-, or multi-level Relocatable Habitat Unit (RHU) requiring a plurality of flat panels that include male (M) and female (F) lock connectors located on their respective peripheries and a frame constructed from a plurality vertical corner posts and horizontal beams. The entire RHU can be assembled using a single, hand-operated tool to engage a selected M lock with a selected F lock in addition to other securing hardware. First the floor is established and leveled. Next, starting at a corner, the walls are erected around the floor using vertical corner posts and horizontal beams. Finally, the roof is created. The same, hand-operated tool is used for each task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Stuart Charles Segall
  • Patent number: 8997428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new tension link drill floor level connection system for use on a drilling rig, as may be used in subterranean exploration. The present invention provides a tension link assembly for resisting separating forces incurred between sections of the substructure. In particular, the tension link assembly may be located at the drill floor level for resisting the separating forces imparted by “splayed” or wide leg mast structures that tend to separate substructure side boxes from the substructure center section. The present invention may be comprised of a first link element and a second link element with a tension link being connectable over the first and second link elements to resist separation between sections of the substructure. A latch mechanism may be utilized to prevent upward movement of the tension side boxes or center section relative to the drill floor or to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: T&T Enigneering Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Souchek, Keith J. Orgeron
  • Patent number: 8978311
    Abstract: In a mobile stage system, a pair of hydraulic actuators at each end of the stage, in combination with certain structural elements, provides all of the necessary movement to transition the mobile stage system from the transport position to a deployed position, i.e., raise the roof and deploy the canopies. The hydraulic actuators not only control raising of the roof and deployment of the canopies, but also deployment of the outer deck panels of the stage. The roof panels and the canopy panels of the mobile stage system may also be in the form of a single, one-piece fabric covering. The mobile stage system may also be provided with a hitch assembly that can be folded out of view of the audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Century Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Robert D. Uhl
  • Publication number: 20150068136
    Abstract: A storage unit which is substantially water proof is provided. The storage unit may comprise a shell having lower edges which mate into a groove formed in a top surface of a base to provide a substantially waterproof barrier therebetween. The junction between the lower edge of the side walls and the first groove may be sealed with a water proof sealant. A front side wall of the shell may have an aperture therethrough to allow users to move items into and out of the storage unit. A door may be attached to the storage unit to prevent water from entering into the storage unit through the aperture. Moreover, a lower edge of the door body may be inserted into a second groove formed in the top surface of the base to prevent water from entering into the storage unit from under the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: MARSHALL DUFFIELD
  • Patent number: 8973335
    Abstract: Apparatus manually configurable from a portable unit configuration into an assembled configuration provides a rigid shelter including a solar powered electricity supply circuit. The rigid shelter including the solar powered electrical supply circuit is manually configurable into reusable disassembled parts. Wall elements are releasably connectable between a base element and a roof element. Corner elements are used to define a unit. A plurality of units may be arranged as a single storey shelter or as a multi-storey shelter. External shelter elements have solar energy collector cells that may form part of an external element. A shipping container arrangement includes a plurality of stacked portable unit configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Blue Planet Buildings (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Derick Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150033639
    Abstract: Apparatus manually configurable from a portable unit configuration into an assembled configuration provides a rigid shelter including a solar powered electricity supply circuit. The rigid shelter including the solar powered electrical supply circuit is manually configurable into reusable disassembled parts. Wall elements are releasably connectable between a base element and a roof element. Corner elements are used to define a unit. A plurality of units may be arranged as a single storey shelter or as a multi-storey shelter. External shelter elements have solar energy collector cells that may form part of an external element. A shipping container arrangement includes a plurality of stacked portable unit configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: BLUE PLANET BUILDINGS (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Derick WILSON
  • Publication number: 20150034634
    Abstract: A height adjustable shipping container usable as a building structure. The container having vertical corner columns and at least three side walls which may be transported at a reduced height as a shipping container and expanded at the receiving end. At least some of the vertical corner columns expand in length during expansion of the reduced height shipping container. The shipping container is able to transport therein structural components, such as wall, panel, roof and even fittings to build a building structure that is the equivalent in floor area to that of at least two shipping containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas Bruce Mullaney
  • Patent number: 8943758
    Abstract: A shelter including a wall unit having walls. Each wall has a top edge, a bottom edge, and opposite side edges extending between the top and bottom edges. Each side edge is joined to a corresponding side edge of an adjacent wall to form a corner of the wall unit. The wall unit includes an access port in at least one wall. The shelter includes an upper rigid shell having a central portion surrounded by a channel for receiving the top edges of walls of the wall unit so the upper shell forms a roof of the shelter. The shelter includes a lower rigid shell having a central portion surrounded by a channel for receiving the bottom edges of walls of the wall unit so the lower shell forms a floor of the shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: MJ Outdoors, LLC
    Inventor: Todd William Miller
  • Patent number: 8943759
    Abstract: Dual-side unfolding building modules are described that allow buildings with greater design flexibility, and particularly, large and open work or living spaces while allowing interesting roof designs such as butterfly type roofs. The building modules fold compactly for transport. The building modules can be prefabricated with interior and exterior finishing material thereby reducing the time required for finishing at the building site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Blu Homes, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Warner, Elizabeth Rothwell, Christopher Ryan
  • Publication number: 20150027067
    Abstract: The present invention is an easily mobilized compact module that combines habitable quarters and integrated interior and/or exterior multipurpose storage structures. Mobilization may be via trailer, truck bed, helicopter, adjustable jacks or other conveyance means. The module may be easily and quickly removed and reattached to one of the aforementioned mobilization means via attachable height-adjustable legs, hoist, crane, or forklift with locking turnbuckles, bolts, or other hold-downs. The module is built of a rigid exoskeleton designed for enclosure habitat and for utility as a base for attaching items or equipment. It has various end cap options such as doors, windows, or solid panels, as a user dictates. The interior of a module has modular panels that form many configurations for functional use and/or storage. The interior also has a useful endoskeleton or useful interior storage structure for attaching useful items such as soft stowage and electrical wires thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Garrett Stevens Finney
  • Publication number: 20150000215
    Abstract: It is disclosed a densely packable sequential series of external housing units associated with succeeding internal housing units. The external housing units have inside volume and openings for receiving the internal housing unit. Means for facilitating the displacement of an internal unit out of an external unit, like integrated bearings, integrated wheels, integrated retractable wheels, and a low friction coating are installed on an inside shells of the associated external housing unit, on an outside shells of the internal housing unit. The housing units have a uniform cross section along a majority of one of the dimensions of the unit, having outlines like a circle, a triangular frame, a rectangular frame, a circular arc of a trapezoidal frame, a polygon of five, six or more edges, a hyperbolic arc, and a parabolic arc, or other types of arches. The typical transverse linear size of an internal unit is 80% to 99% of the preceding external unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Shaul Shalev
  • Patent number: 8919049
    Abstract: A prefabricated, transportable, ADA compliant, temporary addition, providing ADA accessible bathing, hygiene, and optional laundry facilities to the disabled occupants, eliminating the need to negotiate stairs to access a second floor bath or basement laundry. The addition is designed to be transported, lifted, connected and disconnected multiple times. The addition contains a walk-in shower with grab bars, ADA sink and sink base, tilt mirror, raised toilet with grab bars, egress door, light, heating unit, and exhaust fan. The addition is supported on a foundation of piers and attached to a ground floor room of an existing home by way of a connecting collar, minimizing the surface area connection to the house. The addition is pre-plumbed and wired with plumbing and electrical access points at the base of the addition that are connected to the existing home's utilities through a hole into the basement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Rick M. Meserini
  • Patent number: 8910438
    Abstract: Used tires are cut or shredded. Boxes are built. Vapor barriers are mounted in the boxes. Beams are fastened inside the boxes. Cut or shredded tires are added to the box. Force on a lid compresses the tires before the lid is fastened. Faces are offset to form linking tongues and grooves. Exposed portions are connected with fasteners to build walls and barriers. A tornado resistant structure based on the foregoing structural materials is formed to provide superior performance for resisting high winds over traditional framing methods or brick construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Engineering Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Samir S. Shiban
  • Patent number: 8910428
    Abstract: A roof panel system for use with a portable building is described herein. The portable building includes a support frame including a first wall plate, an opposite second wall plate, and a ridge beam positioned above the first and second wall plates. The ridge beam and the first and second wall plates extend between the first end wall and the second end wall along a longitudinal axis. The roof panel system includes a first panel assembly adapted to be coupled between the ridge beam and the first wall plate and a second panel assembly adapted to be coupled between the ridge beam and the second wall plate. Each of the first and second panel assemblies includes a plurality of pre-assembled, modular roof panels that are adapted to be coupled together to form the first panel assembly and second panel assembly, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The ShedQuarters, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Rule, Gregg Wallner, James Aikman
  • Publication number: 20140360105
    Abstract: A wheel assembly for use with a telescoping frame, the wheel assembly comprising a top plate and a bottom plate through which a pin extends. The telescoping frame comprises at least one skid that extends longitudinally to term an underside of the non-telescoping frame. A loop member is attached to a top end of the skid. The wheel assembly slides onto the loop member with the bottom plate resting on top of the loop member. When the wheel assembly is installed, the pin is situated inside of a boot end of the loop member to prevent the wheel assembly from moving forward on the loop member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Edward J. Trout, Adam J. Trout
  • Patent number: 8904728
    Abstract: A temporary, non-load bearing wall panel that when joined together with other like panels, is used as a barrier (also known as a barricade wall) that keeps a construction area, vacant store, or any other undesirable element out of the reach and view of pedestrians. If required by the end user, the panels could be laminated with a visual graphic for reasons of aesthetic enhancement, advertisement of service, announcement of future business expectations, etc. A door and/or window display, dust curtains, etc. may be added to the panels as dictated by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: DeZaio Productions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael DeZaio
  • Patent number: 8904714
    Abstract: A tunnel structure includes a frame; a continuous plate fixed to the frame in order to protect passing-through pedestrians; supporting legs hinged to the frame; and a connecting section supported by the frame, the connecting section configured to enable the combination of multiple tunnel structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Big Astor S.R.L.
    Inventors: Carmelo Montalto, Daniele Montalto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140325921
    Abstract: A collapsible, mobile sanitary unit for accommodating sanitary facilities such as toilets showers and washbasins, the unit including a bottom, a circumferential wall, a roof element, and a partition subdividing the interior space into separate compartments, the unit further includes doors for accessing the compartments, and the wall including pivotally connected wall elements arranged to pivot to collapse the unit to reduce the wall height thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Mobile Sanitary Solutions B.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Odulphus Joannes Maria Van Overbeek
  • Patent number: 8869465
    Abstract: A process for providing emergency housing for a plurality of displaced people at a geographic location, said process including the steps of estimating the number of displaced people; determining a suitable combination of facilities to accommodate the displaced people; and transporting said facilities to said geographical location, wherein said suitable combination varies in accordance with the number of displaced people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Design and Value Management Services Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Neil Clyde McDougall
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140311052
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed at a portable building able to transition between a collapsed transport condition and an assembled condition, the portable building including a rear wall; a pair of side walls attached to the rear wall, the side wall including a hinged wall section, an end section, a side folding mechanism intermediate the hinged wall section and the end section for folding the hinged wall section along the end section; a front wall comprising a pair of outer doors; a pair of front folding mechanisms intermediate the outer doors and the respective side walls for folding each outer door along the respective side wall; a plurality of sliding roof trusses slidably engaged with the pair of side walls such that the plurality of sliding roof trusses can slide from a dispersed state along the pair of side walls to a collapsed state; and a roof mounted over at least a portion of the plurality of sliding roof trusses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: James Bert FARMER
  • Publication number: 20140311053
    Abstract: A folding shed including a roof with a first roof section pivotally connected to a first sidewall and a second roof section pivotally connected to a second sidewall. The folding shed may further include foldable first and second end walls, each pivotally connected to the first and second sidewalls. The folding shed may be transformed from an operation to a storage configuration by outwardly pivoting the first and second roof sections until the exterior surface of each roof section approximately abuts the exterior surface of the sidewall to which it is connected and inwardly moving foldable end walls until the interior surfaces of the sidewalls approximately abut the interior surfaces of the end walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Morris L. Hartman
  • Publication number: 20140311051
    Abstract: Deployment shelter systems and methods of articulation thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Dynamic Global LLC
    Inventor: Mark Fagan
  • 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: 8863446
    Abstract: A foldable structure is adjustable between a folded condition for storage and shipping, and an unfolded condition for occupation by one or more users. The foldable structure may be substantially prefabricated at a manufacturing facility, transitioned into its folded condition, and placed into a shipping container for shipping to a destination site. A single foldable structure may be placed in the shipping container, or multiple foldable structures may fit in a standard shipping container. For example, in some embodiments, as many as six foldable structures may fit in a single standard shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: ZKS, LLC
    Inventors: Zachery K. Strachan, Thomas Casto
  • 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: 20140283464
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a system, or kit, of blow molded panels having integrally formed connectors which combine to form an enclosure, commonly in the form of a utility shed. The corner sections, roof, wall and floor panels are formed of blow molded plastic with integrally formed connectors to interlock with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Vogler, Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Brian C. Donnelly, Brian J. Russell
  • Patent number: 8839568
    Abstract: A structure which includes a frame and a membrane covering the frame to define an interior space, the interior space housing one or more building structures. The building structures are primarily intended for temporary residential purposes but can be configured for communal, recreational, office, medical services, storage or other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Pac West Properties Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Molander, Tammy Monsell, Gordon Guthrie
  • Patent number: 8839574
    Abstract: A pivoting solar panel device for an ISO cargo container preferably includes a base frame, at least two solar panel support frames and a plurality of solar panels. The plurality of solar panels are attached to the at least two solar panel support plates. The at least two solar panel support frames are attached to the base frame. The base frame preferably includes four structural angle members, four web truss members, four corner post toes and a plurality of web truss cross members. The pivoting solar panel support frame preferably includes a support plate, a hinge and a jacking device. A horizontal solar panel support frame preferably includes lengthwise and cross panel truss members and a support plate. An angled solar panel support frame preferably includes angled lengthwise and cross panel truss members and the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Peter E. Gill, Peter E. Gill, III
  • Publication number: 20140259977
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a sustainable building system (SBS) that is affordable, capable of being replicated at a small and large scale, significantly reduces both the heating and cooling loads of the building as well as the total energy that the building consumes. Energy consumption can be reduced sufficiently that the building is capable of net-zero-energy status. That is, a building made using the system, method and components described herein can, with the inclusion of appropriate renewable energy technologies, generate on site all the energy that the building needs. Specific to this SBS is the design of a super-insulated and nearly air-tight building thermal envelop, that is, to the greatest extent possible, thermal-bridge-free and that has incorporated into that envelope high performance windows and doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy McDonald, Howard Steinberg, Patrick McDonald, John McDonald, Robert Benson
  • Publication number: 20140259976
    Abstract: A storm shelter (20) is provided which includes a front wall (22), rear wall (24), and retractable side wall (28, 30) and top wall (26) assemblies, whereby the shelter to be easily deployed and thereafter stowed between a retracted storage condition and an expanded use condition. The front wall (22) is equipped with a door (38), which can be selectively locked or unlocked so as to allow opening of the door from the inside or outside of the shelter. The shelter (20) is particularly useful when installed in a basement, garage, residence, commercial or industrial building, school or other habitable area, and provides excellent safety and security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: STAYING HOME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Troy S. Bowers, Michael D. Vogt
  • Publication number: 20140259971
    Abstract: Transportable unit for forming a straight parallelepiped-shaped residential space, provided with a bottom and a covering, and upright walls extending in between them, which walls can be converted between a—particularly retracted—transport position and a—particularly extended—operational position, in which the unit has a larger height, wherein the unit is equipped as a sanitary unit having a series of toilet bowls, urinals and/or showers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Marcel Adriaan Dirk BIKKER
  • Publication number: 20140251402
    Abstract: A generally V-shaped, foldable structure that protects the user from wind and can easily be erected and dismantled for storage and transport. In certain embodiments of the invention, covers are provided to further protect the user from sun and wind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mikel Koch