With Retaining Or Attaching Means Patents (Class 52/79.9)
  • Patent number: 10961707
    Abstract: The invention concerns a building having a wall comprising a plurality of structural wall panels, each panel having: a central core at least 80 mm thick formed from a substantially rigid polyurethane foam; and a polyurea or polyurethane skin 1-6 mm thick substantially encapsulating the central core; at least some of the panels incorporating a roof section; and the panels having sufficient 3 structural integrity to provide at least a wall of the building without the need for support beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Bree
  • Patent number: 10858855
    Abstract: The modular anti-ballistic shelter system includes two end units and, optionally, additional middle units for a wider structure. End and middle units may also stack atop each other for multi-story structures. Each unit is configured to comply with both ISO standards for size and weight, and with the U.S. Department of State Certification Standard for Forced Entry and Ballistic Resistance of Structural Systems. Each exterior wall of each end unit and each middle unit is reinforced with wall studs that penetrate the unit's structural framework of beams and frames. Even though these wall studs are welded into place, penetration of the wall studs into the beams and frames ensures acceptable blast, ballistic, and forced entry resistance even if the welds are flawed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Justin M Roberts, John M Hoemann, Craig R Ackerman
  • Patent number: 10240338
    Abstract: An easily assembled, transportable, re-deployable, modular, protective, double-roof system is disclosed which is compatible with other Modular Protective System (MPS) components and can be assembled in a variety of configurations to provide soldiers and equipment with protective enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Bartley P. Durst, Pamela Kinnebrew, Nicholas Boone, William Heard, Thomas Slawson, Michael J. Roth, Omar Flores, Omar E. Esquilin-Mangual
  • Patent number: 10027076
    Abstract: A current carrying system for use in transporting electrical current between a plurality of electrical devices is provided. The current carrying system includes a busbar having a first axial end, a second axial end, an electrically conductive shaft extending from the first axial end to the second axial end, and at least one cooling feature defined in at least a portion of the electrically conductive shaft. The current carrying system also includes a casing that defines a busbar channel configured to receive the busbar such that the casing at least partially circumscribes the busbar. The current carrying system also includes an air vent defined by the at least one cooling feature and the casing, wherein the air vent is in flow communication with ambient air, and the cooling feature is configured to facilitate a flow of air from the ambient air through the air vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter James Greenwood, Michael Ray Bryant, Shyam Ramlal Mathure, Venkateswara Rao Polineni, Anandaroop Bhattacharya, Subhashish Dasgupta, Sunil Srinivasa Murthy
  • Publication number: 20150135605
    Abstract: A building having a foundation and abutting wall panels seated on the foundation. Together they define at least one wall section, tied together by orthogonal tensioners. The tensioners include vertical tensioners located parallel and between adjacent wall panels and fixed to the foundation and at a respective anchor positioned at the top of the adjacent wall panel. These vertical tensioners allow a binding of the adjacent wall panel by said vertical tensioner onto the seat of the foundation. The tensioners also a horizontal tensioner extending between said anchors at each end of the wall section to allow a horizontal binding of wall panels of the wall section together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: NEV-X SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Neville Holmes Price
  • Patent number: 9032670
    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: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Vogler, Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Brian C. Donnelly, Brian J. Russell
  • Patent number: 9016003
    Abstract: The present invention provides 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. In one embodiment, the ends of the wall panels have locking plugs that are constructed and arranged to fit into corresponding sockets and slide to an engaged position for interlocking cooperative engagement rigidly connecting the components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Michael R. Vogler
  • Publication number: 20150101264
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and a connector unit for connecting two or more structures wherein at least one of the two or more structures being connected is a mobile structure validatable for pharmaceutical manufacturing or patient care. The connector unit comprises of an alignment system, a sealing, and a fixation system. The method for using the connector unit comprises of aligning the two or more structures to precisely dock the two or more structures together, sealing the two or more structures, or one or more structures and an environment air tight with a seal or a sealing system, and affixing the two or more structures together solidly to prevent unintentional movements of the two or more structures, or breakage of the seal or seal system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Maik Wolfgang Jornitz
  • Patent number: 9003716
    Abstract: A wind resistant modular ISO building includes a first cargo container, a second cargo container, and a mounting system. The first and second cargo containers are joined to each other. Most of an inner lengthwise side wall of the first and second cargo containers is removed. At least two moment frames are attached to an inside of the first and second cargo containers. The end door of the first and second cargo containers are replaced with an end panel. Preferably, at least one door entrance and window system is formed in at least one of the lengthwise side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: KwikSpace Guam
    Inventors: Peter E. Gill, Peter E. Gill, III, Aihua Tie
  • Patent number: 8991134
    Abstract: A modular building unit includes a top member, a bottom member, a plurality of wall members and at least one door member. The at least one door member and the wall members include a plurality of uniform-sized panel members. First attachment members are provided to reinforce openings in the unit. Second attachment members are provided on the uniform-sized panel members. The uniform-sized panel member are mounted in the openings and interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Carson Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8978320
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus and systems for forming a temporary storage facility for granular materials such as agricultural products including grain and corn. The temporary storage facility includes a retaining wall constructed by connecting free-standing wall sections in a circular or rectangular shape. The free-standing wall sections have overlapping elements on the face to hold the agricultural products inside the retaining wall sections while admitting air for ventilation. Ventilation holes are made in the panel elements so as to admit air but prevent water or vermin entry to protect the agricultural products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The GSI Group, LLC
    Inventor: Howard S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8966860
    Abstract: A wall lifting, transport and positioning device for use with a wall section upon a worksite surface. The wall section has a top plate with a lower top plate side and a bottom plate with a lower bottom plate side. The device includes a wheeled hand cart housing, a support frame, a pair of roller pins, and a lifting actuator. Each of the roller pins including an outer cylindrical element configured to rotate relative to the support frame with the top plate being positioned in contact with the outer cylindrical element for translation of the wall section in a direction along the top plate. The lifting actuator is sized and configured to translate the roller pins upward relative to the wheeled hand cart housing with the outer cylindrical elements being positionable in contact with the lower top plate side. A method of positioning a wall section is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Fred E. Hovenier, Fred J. Hovenier
  • Patent number: 8955262
    Abstract: A mobile aboveground safety shelter to provide protection from dangerous events such as storms, tornadoes and similar occurrences is provided. The shelter includes a pallet and a room connected to the pallet. The pallet has a generally planer base and a wall extending upward from the base. The wall and base form a cavity suitable for containing a weighting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Thompson, Clint Algood
  • Publication number: 20150020463
    Abstract: A modular structure formed by panels is disclosed, having a center compartment and first and second side compartments coupled to the opposing sides of the center compartment. Each panel of the modular structure is joined to each respective adjacent panel via a panel joining assembly to substantially prevent moisture from entering the modular structure. An upper roof panel coupled to the center compartment is joined to first and second lower roof panels coupled to the first side compartment and the second side compartment, respectively, via first structural joining assemblies so that the upper roof panel is elevated relative to the first and second lower roof panels to substantially prevent moisture from entering the modular structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Elias Toubia, Danny Tilton
  • Publication number: 20150013240
    Abstract: A prefabricated building element is configured to be connected to a lateral side of a prefabricated building structure for forming a part of a building such that the building element forms a wall or a roof slab or a floor slab of a building. The building element includes a wooden core arranged adjacent to at least one insulating layer, and at least one engagement means for later engagement with the prefabricated building structure by means of a connecting device, wherein the building structure is a prefabricated module or another prefabricated building element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Giedrius Malakauskas, Marius Baltramiejunas, Harald Dieter Muller, Erik Roger Andersson, Thomas Hattig, Steen Torben Sodemann, Philip Muller
  • Publication number: 20150007506
    Abstract: Construction systems for erecting building structures comprise a plurality of prefabricated interconnectable modular building units, each unit comprising framing members and a plurality of nodes, each node situated for selective interconnection with other units, the nodes and the exterior dimensions of the frame conforming to ISO shipping standards such that each unit is transportable using the ISO intermodal transportation system, and such that when the units are interconnected, a building structure is formed. The modular units are assembled at a remote location, and are there constructed to a semi-finished state, following which the semi-finished modular units are transported from the remote location to the job site, where they are secured to form the structure being erected, and the semi-finished modular units are thereafter constructed to a finished state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: GLOBAL BUILDING MODULES, INC.
    Inventor: David Wallance
  • Patent number: 8925283
    Abstract: A modular house building system has floor module supports; floor modules; wall modules; window panel modules; door panel modules; and fasteners, wherein the modules are connected to one another in any of a number of configurations using the fasteners to form a chosen modular house configuration; wherein the wall, window panel, and door panel modules each include horizontal planks, vertical planks that define an outer perimeter of each the module, and interstitial planks connected between the vertical planks that are used to increase the strength of each the module, and are connected together in any one of a plurality of configurations to form each respective module in a pre-chosen dimension and configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Luc Lemieux
  • Patent number: 8919058
    Abstract: A modular building system for constructing a multi-story building includes pre-fabricated modular units. Each modular unit includes a horizontal slab for forming a floor/ceiling of the building, a joist extending horizontally along a first edge of the slab, the joist extending below the slab and extending horizontally beyond the first edge of the slab to form a receiving lip, columns positioned on top of the slab along the first edge, and connectors installed in cavities formed in the unit. A floor of the multi-story building is formed by arranging the modular units so that the slab of a first modular unit is positioned on the receiving lip of a second modular unit. An additional floor of the multi-story building is formed by arranging the modular units so that the joist portion of an upper modular unit is positioned on the columns of a lower modular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Barnet L. Liberman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140352232
    Abstract: A method for providing at least a part of a building includes the steps of prefabricating a module by assembling four walls extending between a floor and a roof to form a rectangular cuboid shape; providing at least one compartment within the cuboid shape; providing waterproof layers on the interior walls and floor of the compartment for creating a wet area within the module; arranging technical installations within the cuboid shape; and providing interior equipment within the cuboid shape. The method further includes the steps of prefabricating a plurality of panels and slabs; and connecting these panels and slabs to a lateral side of the module for providing a further rectangular cuboid shape forming a panel-built room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Giedrius Malakauskas, Marius Baltramiejunas, Harald Dieter Muller, Erik Roger Andersson, Thomas Hattig, Steen Torben Sodemann, Philip Muller
  • Publication number: 20140298734
    Abstract: A data centre 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: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: BRIPCO BVBA
    Inventor: Paul Rogers
  • Publication number: 20140283465
    Abstract: A building system comprises building module 16 24 in the shape of a truncated tetrahedron wherefrom a building can be constructed on a horizontal surface 18 by making horizontal tessellations of a first form 16 of module where the module 16 sits on a hexagonal faces and a second form 24 of module where the module 24 sits upon a triangular face, tessellation being achieved when a hexagonal panel 20 of a first form 16 of module is abutted against a hexagonal panel 20 of a second form of module. Multi-storey buildings can be constructed using the upper surfaces created from contiguaus topmost panels 26 28 being employed as the horizontal surface 18 26 28 for construction of an upper storey tessellation. Alignment of upper 26 28 and tower like panels between the upper surfaces of one storey and the tower surfaces of the next higher storey permits automatic creation of utility ducts 30 within the multi storey building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: DAVID AJASA-ADEKUNLE
  • Patent number: 8833002
    Abstract: I disclose a design and method for constructing and installing a cell front panel system that simplifies the design, construction and installation of secure jail, prison, containment or detainment cell fronts. This design and method allows for construction and installation of cell fronts to occur at any time during a facility construction, using only small hand tools and non-specialized workers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: William Vollis Lack, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140223840
    Abstract: A modular building unit includes a top member, a bottom member, a plurality of wall members and at least one door member. The at least one door member and the wall members include a plurality of uniform-sized panel members. First attachment members are provided to reinforce openings in the unit. Second attachment members are provided on the uniform-sized panel members. The uniform-sized panel member are mounted in the openings and interconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Carson Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8800216
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system or kit of connectors and panels which can be readily assembled to form a structure with the use of a minimal number of tools. Panels are precut so that measurements and cutting of the panel component materials is eliminated. Connectors are provided for attachment to the panels which allow the panels to be assembled to the floor and roof panels without the need for fasteners. The roof and floor structures are formed from interlocking plastic panels. The roof and floor panels include a structure that cooperates with the connectors secured to the wall panels to allow for the construction of a plurality of structures using like constructed connectors. Wall panels may be chosen from a variety of materials which allow a consumer to construct a building such as a storage shed that best suits his/her needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Phillips, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 8800217
    Abstract: A building utilizing Panel construction that has a floor assembly, wall assemblies and a roof assembly. The assemblies are manufactured off site and delivered ready to install. After a foundation is prepared, the Floor Joist Assembly (FJA) system is installed. The walls have three main components—a Stationary Structural Wall (SSW) that is delivered assembled; a Removable Facade Wall (RFW) that is delivered assembled; and a Crawlspace Insulation Assembly (CIA) that is partially assembled on site. The Roof Assembly Material (RAM) has trusses, an exterior weatherproof cover; and a finished ceiling assembly. The system is designed to provide an easy assembly of a complete structure that meets all hurricane and other building code measures in an economical package. The Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical systems are installed with/as the floor and walls are installed. The lines are then connected after the structure is in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Martin P. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140182220
    Abstract: Processes, machines, articles of manufacture and compositions of matter required to construct a habitable structure comprised of a cementitious product, preferably autoclaved aerated concrete (“AAC”), formed in unique blocks, panels and beams. This results in an extremely environmentally friendly habitable dwelling, residential or commercial, which, due to the resultant synergy of embodiments, when compared to a similar structure employing prior art and/or current industry's standard materials and methods of construction, is structurally superior and simultaneously yields substantial savings in labor, time and costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher M. Hunt
  • Patent number: 8745931
    Abstract: An emergency shelter structure is disclosed for use where people are displaced from their homes as the result of some catastrophe. The inventive shelter can be erected entirely without hand tools or power tools in less than 20 minutes. It is comprised of plastic panels which are joined together using push anchors, fasteners which permit rapid and permanent engagement of adjoining panels. Bed platforms are included as part of the assembly. In advanced embodiments, solar arrays are provided for harvesting solar energy for use as electricity and uni-directional heating apparatus is molded into the floor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Gerhard P Hutter
  • Publication number: 20140137486
    Abstract: A multistory modular production plant (10) includes a vertical stack (12) of production modules (12-1 through 12-5) for supporting production equipment, and a vertical stack (14) of operator access modules (14-1 through 14-5) adjacently connected to the vertically stacked production modules to allow operator access to the production modules. The adjacently connected vertical stacks of production modules (12) and operator access modules (14) thereby establish multiple stories of the modular production plant. Stairs (30) and/or an elevator (40) may be provided in the vertical stack of operator access modules to allow an operator to ascent/descend between stories of the plant. In especially preferred embodiments, each production module (12) and operator access module (14) is in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped which is sized so as to be accommodated within a standard shipping container. This configuration of modular units thus allows the plant to be more quickly shipped and constructed on site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Markus Driess
  • Publication number: 20140123573
    Abstract: A modular unit connection system for joining together a plurality of box-shaped modular units to form a single or multistory building. The modular building units have elongated hollow structural framing members at their vertical corners and four substantially perpendicular vertical side walls extending between their vertical corner members. The side walls are topped with horizontal framing members extending between the vertical corner members. The vertical corner members lie within the planes formed by the side walls of the modular units, and their vertical corner members and their adjacent side walls abut with no significant space between them. The modular units may be connected at their vertical corner members with generally flat connection plates. Threaded tension rods may extend through the hollow vertical corner members and may be coupled to tension rods running through the hollow vertical corner members of vertically aligned modular units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: FC+Skanska Modular, LLC
    Inventor: David Farnsworth
  • Patent number: 8707634
    Abstract: A collapsible structure comprising four collapsible walls and a roof member, each of the four walls and roof member comprising two foam panels joined by a canvas seam. The canvas seam extends along one side of each foam panel. The invention further comprises vinyl flashing around all or part of the perimeter of each foam panel except on the side of the foam panel where the canvas seam is located. Preferably, the canvas seam is comprised of duck canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Edward D. Anklam
  • Publication number: 20140069032
    Abstract: Modular dwellings comprise attached wall members that enclose an interior area, and a central truss system extending across the dwelling. A lower roof member is supported by a truss system lower chord and wall member, and an upper roof member is supported by a truss system upper chord and a wall member. The ends of the truss system are supported by a vertical post. The upper part of a wall section and of the upper chord are in co-planar alignment and the lower chord and the upper part of another wall section are in co-planar alignment. Wall panels include an internal frame and a tongue on one side and a groove on the other side which mate with the tongues and grooves of other like panels to compress resiliently deformable seals. A frame portion positioned at the internal side of the extension supports the extension for proper alignment during construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Larrie A. Novak, Carl Philibert
  • Publication number: 20140047781
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: MJ OUTDOORS, LLC
    Inventor: Todd William Miller
  • Patent number: 8650807
    Abstract: The present invention provides 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. In one embodiment, the ends of the wall panels have locking plugs that are constructed and arranged to fit into corresponding sockets and slide to an engaged position for interlocking cooperative engagement rigidly connecting the components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew McKimmy, Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 8615933
    Abstract: A one story high building block with the capability of having window or door openings, or a variety of other desirable features; pre-cast within the body of the building block itself. The building block can be colored and stamped or etched to provide an almost endless variety of visual effects. The building block can be connected to a number of other building blocks, each with their own variety of features, to create a dynamic building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen Day Broderick, Dennis LaMar Broderick
  • Patent number: 8615934
    Abstract: A modular, panelized 12-foot wide shelter that has a standard 20-foot length. The shelter has a number of premade frame panels that are assembled over a deck floor. An outer covering of hard, 0.040? black ABS sheeting, which can be painted, is applied to the frame. The walls, roof arches, and end panels can be insulated to reduce or eliminate condensation. The floor is insulated as a standard feature. Each wall/roof section has one 5,000 pound rated galvanized anchor ring attached for tie-downs in windy locations, if needed. Because the entire shelter fits on a single pallet, it can be transported to remote sites by various methods—trucks, barges, helicopters, or snowmobiles. The shelter can be assembled by two workers in less than a day using simple tools. The structure is designed to be transported by truck, helicopter or snowmobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen C. Webb, Terry J. Webb, Orrin K. Gerke, Cathrine E. Henderson
  • Patent number: 8601765
    Abstract: Components of a modular component system are disclosed. A representative component has, at a first side, a first channel for receiving a connector and, at a second side, a second channel for receiving a connector. The first channel extends inwardly from an outer edge of the first side and in cross-section has a body portion which extends from an opening in the component in a direction generally parallel to the first side and a head portion which extends outwardly of the body portion. The second channel extends inwardly from an outer edge of the second side and in cross-section has a body portion which extends from an opening in the component in a direction generally parallel to the second side and a head portion which extends outwardly of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Aeroflex Limited
    Inventor: Nathan Lord
  • Patent number: 8595988
    Abstract: A habitable structure formed by a container having walls, the container walls having openings and cement or concrete surrounding the container walls, the cement or concrete is adhered, fixed or anchored to the container walls through said openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Rodrigo Graf Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8590215
    Abstract: This invention relates to a prefabricated element (1) for a dwelling unit that is notable in that it comprises: a vertical wall (2) of approximately constant thickness comprising a front face (3), a rear face (4) and a peripheral face (5); a first lip (6) along each horizontal edge of said front face (3); a second lip (7) down each vertical edge of said front face (3); first and second ribs (8, 9) forming with the first and second lips (6, 7) a grid of cells (10) suitable for filling with insulating materials (11) and accepting an interior trim (14) to mask the entire grid; a peripheral edging (23) creating at least one bearing face and a barrier buffer; and at least first and second fixing members (20, 21) for connecting the prefabricated elements (1) to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: David Damichey
  • Publication number: 20130305629
    Abstract: A modular building system in which individual cuboid modules are assembled at a manufacturing facility, optimized for transportation, and transported to a building site by conventional delivery systems. On site, the modules may be modularly assembled into multi-modular buildings. Buildings may be assembled by attaching together a plurality of the structurally self-supporting modules. The modules may be attached horizontally adjacent or vertically adjacent one another using a variety of specialized, interchangeable adaptors. The modules may also be offset horizontally, vertically or perpendicularly to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: QUBE BUILDING SYSTEMS INC
    Inventors: Mark Stephenson, Fred Ligeti
  • Patent number: 8584405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile house comprising a sill (1) of inorganic material, at least four height-adjustable feet (2), a framework (3, 4, 5, 6) of inorganic material for walls and roofs, a plurality of floorboards (7), a plurality of wallboards (8), and a plurality of roof panels (9), the adjustable feet, in the assembled state, levelly supporting the sill at a distance from the underlying ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Bengt-Inge Broden
  • Publication number: 20130298478
    Abstract: A structure kerbing barrier including at least one kerbing assembly mounted to at least one outermost vertical structural element the structure and including a kerb bracket including a kerb mount extending downwards from the vertical structural element, a kerbing sill assembly including a kerb mounting element for attachment of the kerb mount to the vertical structural element, a sill bracket mounted to the kerb mount and supporting a horizontally oriented, vertically positionable, a horizontal sill beam mounted to the sill plate with a sealing element forming a seal between the sill beam and supporting surface, and a sealing membrane secured to the vertical structural element and the sill beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Raymond W. HAWES
  • Publication number: 20130276383
    Abstract: A modular structure includes a first container and a second container. The modular structure also includes at least two locking devices, wherein the at least two locking devices couple the first container to the second container. The first and second containers have a compact configuration and an expanded configuration. In the expanded configuration the first and second containers are separated by a distance that is greater than distance of separation in the compact configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: OSPREY GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Osprey Global Solutions, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130276384
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a modular room with rectangular floor space, a roof and side walls of a skeletal framework construction with section, which is designed in such a way that it can be easily assembled, disassembled and connected to other modular rooms. The floor space is formed of a foundation consisting of grid-shaped floor plates, which form partial floor sections of the foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Rolf Kestermann
  • Publication number: 20130263528
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus and systems for forming a temporary storage facility for granular materials such as agricultural products including grain and corn. The temporary storage facility includes a retaining wall constructed by connecting free-standing wall sections in a circular or rectangular shape. The free-standing wall sections have overlapping elements on the face to hold the agricultural products inside the retaining wall sections while admitting air for ventilation. Ventilation holes are made in the panel elements so as to admit air but prevent water or vermin entry to protect the agricultural products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: HOWARD S. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8499504
    Abstract: A prefabricated building and method for constructing a building are provided. The prefabricated building includes a base, a first module and a second module each configured to fit within a predetermined volume. Each module includes a plurality of beams and a plurality of studs. The method for constructing a building involves prefabricating a first module, prefabricating a second module, packaging the modules for transportation, transporting the modules, and constructing the building using the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Dennis Sherbakov, Lev Blium
  • Patent number: 8484929
    Abstract: A method of constructing a subterranean storage facility formed by an array of abutting shipping containers. The inner side panels and structural bars of adjoining containers are removed to form an interstitial space defined by the remaining outer side panels of the array. The removed panels and bars are repurposed in the construction to provide an external shell and enhanced structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Hamza Begdouri
  • Publication number: 20130086849
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to a modular structure having a floor, a ceiling and at least four walls. The walls being constructed from a plurality of bent metal panels. These bent metal panels create a rigid and continuous substrate. The walls are also pre-fabricated to incorporate embedded architectural and mechanical design elements. During the main assembly phase the floor is mounted to the walls, the sides of the walls are then mounted to each other and the ceiling is then mounted to the walls thereby forming a monolithic frame structure. This monolithic structure enables a more efficient fabrication and assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: XSite Modular
    Inventors: Jonathan Clouser, Michael Hathaway
  • Patent number: 8393127
    Abstract: A relocatable restaurant, method of assembly, and method of use are provided herein. The relocatable restaurant includes a slab positioned at a desired site, a plurality of modules, including in an exemplary embodiment one module for each of a kitchen, a dishwashing and bar, and bathroom facilities. The modules are positionable atop the slab adjacent exterior edges thereof. In an embodiment, a slab can be provided by an existing structure, such as a parking lot. The relocatable restaurant further includes a plurality of partitions sufficient for bridging the modules, at least one partition having a door structure, to create a substantially continuous exterior wall therearound. A roof is provided for the relocatable restaurant with the use of a substantially planar flexible element affixable about the exterior wall. A blower can be used to retain the roof in an upwardly extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Kyle R. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20130055654
    Abstract: A modular house building system has floor module supports; floor modules; wall modules; window panel modules; door panel modules; and fasteners, wherein the modules are connected to one another in any of a number of configurations using the fasteners to form a chosen modular house configuration; wherein the wall, window panel, and door panel modules each include horizontal planks, vertical planks that define an outer perimeter of each the module, and interstitial planks connected between the vertical planks that are used to increase the strength of each the module, and are connected together in any one of a plurality of configurations to form each respective module in a pre-chosen dimension and configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Luc Lemieux