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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
052741100 PROCESSES 630
052633000 OPENWORK; E.G., TRUSS, TRELLIS, GRILLE, SCREEN, FRAME, OR REBAR CHAIR 458
052173100 COMBINED 419
052578000 MODULE OR PANEL HAVING DISCRETE EDGEWISE OR FACE-TO-FACE CONNECTING FEATURE 418
052309100 WITH SYNTHETIC RESINOUS COMPONENT 369
052698000 ASSEMBLED IN SITU-TYPE ANCHOR OR TIE 251
052790100 PREASSEMBLED SUBENCLOSURE OR SUBSTRUCTURE SECTION(S) OF UNIT OR BUILDING 230
052506010 SHEETLIKE ELEMENT ASSEMBLED PARALLEL TO EXISTING WALL, CEILING, OR FLOOR (E.G., INSULATING PANEL, SHEATHING) 176
052302100 WALL, CEILING, FLOOR, OR ROOF DESIGNED FOR VENTILATION OR DRAINAGE 173
052204100 FRAMING TO RECEIVE DOOR, DOORJAMB, OR WINDOW SASH 165
052782100 COMPOSITE PREFABRICATED PANEL INCLUDING ADJUNCTIVE MEANS 153
052831000 ELONGATED RIGID STRUCTURE (E.G., BEAM, COLUMN, GIRDER, SHAFT, REINFORCING BAR OR ROD, ETC.) 151
052027000 INCLUDING COMPONENT (E.G., WALL) DESIGNED TO RECEIVE A DISPARATE ARTICLE HAVING DISPARATE ARTICLE MOUNTED THERETO 146
052204500 WINDOW OR WINDOW SASH, SILL, MULLION, OR GLAZING 144
052011000 COVER WITH SURFACE WATER RECEIVER AT EAVE OR VALLEY 142
052122100 WITH LIFTING OR HANDLING MEANS FOR PRIMARY COMPONENT OR ASSEMBLY 129
052220100 WALL, CEILING, OR FLOOR DESIGNED FOR UTILITIES 127
052167100 MEANS COMPENSATING EARTH-TRANSMITTED FORCE (E.G., EARTHQUAKE) 126
052474000 FACER HELD BY STIFFENER-TYPE FRAME 121
052518000 LAPPED MULTIPLANAR SURFACING; E.G., SHINGLE TYPE 116
052234000 MULTIROOM OR LEVEL 101
052292000 FOOTING OR FOUNDATION TYPE 92
052223100 WITH COMPONENT HAVING DISCRETE PRESTRESSING MEANS 85
052415000 FACERS; E.G., MODULES, MUTUALLY BONDED BY INTERNAL SETTABLE MATERIAL SECTION 85
052749100 MACHINE OR IMPLEMENT 77
052202000 AUXILIARY IMPERFORATE PANEL-LIKE SHIELD ATTACHED TO MAIN PANEL, BARRIER, OR FRAME 77
052272000 INTERSECTION OF WALL TO FLOOR, CEILING, ROOF, OR ANOTHER WALL (I.E., TWO-WAY CORNER CONSTRUCTION) 74
052169100 SPECIFIED TERRANEAN RELATIONSHIP 74
052058000 EXTERIOR-TYPE FLASHING 69
052182000 STEPPED; E.G., STAIR 66
052177000 SPECIFIED WEAR OR FRICTION-TYPE TRAFFIC-CARRYING SURFACE 65
052064000 BARRIER OR MAJOR SECTION MOUNTED FOR IN SITU REPOSITIONING; E.G., REARRANGEABLE OR ROTATABLE 63
052200110 SHAPED OR STRENGTHENED BY FLUID PRESSURE 62
052311100 ORNAMENTAL: COLOR, THICKNESS VARIATION, OR DISSIMILAR ELEMENTS FORMING PATTERN 61
052287100 CONDUIT, TRIM, OR SHIELD MEMBER AT CORNER 61
052232000 IRREVERSIBLY REACTIVE COMPONENT 58
052716100 IN SITU ATTACHED-TYPE CHANNEL OR TRIM STRIP (E.G., EDGING) 57
052596000 OPAQUE STONELIKE MODULE 56
052408000 DISPARATE SHEET LAMINA BETWEEN EXPOSED SURFACES OF WALL, FLOOR, OR ROOF (E.G., VAPOR BARRIER, WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE) 52
052404100 INSULATING INSERT; E.G., FILLER IN CAVITY IN PRECONSTRUCTED OR CAST STRUCTURE 52
052800100 COMPOUND CURVE STRUCTURE 52
052006000 WITH STADIUM OR AUDITORIUM FEATURE 50
052561000 LATERALLY RELATED, INDIVIDUALLY ASSEMBLED COURSES 48
052127100 WITH ADJUNCTIVE MEANS FOR ASSEMBLY OR DISASSEMBLY 43
052900100 INCLINED TOP COVER (E.G., ROOF, A-FRAME) 41
052155000 WITH PIERCING OR EXPANDING EARTH ANCHOR 41
052111000 MECHANISM OPERATED RELATIVELY MOVABLE SHAFT ASSEMBLY 40
052200000 CUPOLA OR SKYLIGHT 39
052393000 RELATIVELY YIELDABLE PREFORMED SEPARATOR (I.E., EXPANSION JOINT) 39
052001000 CONTROLLED BY CONDITION RESPONSIVE MEANS 39
052101000 ANIMAL BLOCKING LATERAL PROJECTION, TRAP, OR SCARER 38
052105000 WITH INDICIA 36
052459000 BRIDGER STRIP HIDING JUNCTURE OF PANELS 35
052403100 UNDERLYING COMPRESSIBLE LAYER OR PAD (E.G., FLOOR SYSTEMS) 34
052094000 GABLE OR EAVE TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION 33
052514000 WITH MEANS FOR SPLIT-PREVENTION OR DAMAGED PART REPAIR 30
052261000 THREE-WAY CORNER CONSTRUCTION (E.G., TWO WALLS AND A FLOOR) 26
052019000 WITH ENTRANCE FOR PERSONS OR OBJECTS IN HORIZONTAL OR INCLINED COVER 25
052198000 ENCLOSURE OR COVER, WITH SUPPLEMENTAL FLUID-GUIDING PORT BETWEEN AMBIENT AND ENCLOSED USABLE SPACE (E.G., ROOF RIDGE VENT) 24
052250000 INTERSECTION OF A CAST STONELIKE COMPONENT (E.G., CONCRETE FLOOR OR WALL) TO ANOTHER COMPONENT (E.G., WALL) 23
052390000 ADHERED COPLANAR VENEER TILE-TYPE FACER; E.G., PARQUET 23
052384000 VENEER TILES HELD BY NONLOAD-BEARING GRID 23
052144000 WITH EXPOSED CONFIGURATION HAVING ACOUSTICAL FUNCTION 22
052455000 SECTIONED IMPERFORATE FACING WITHIN PERPHERAL FRAME; E.G., PLURAL PANEL DOOR 22
052300000 VERTICAL STRUCTURE WITH UPPER TERMINAL BEARING PLATE OR CAP 22
052233000 LOG WALL-TYPE CONSTRUCTION 22
052098000 FRANGIBLE SECTION OR MEANS 18
052103000 LAND MARKER OR MONUMENT 17
052414000 CAST IN SITU COMPOSITE SLAB (E.G., STEEL-CONCRETE) 16
052306000 VISIBLE TRANSLUCENT BLOCK OR EMBEDDED COMPONENT 16
052063000 ENCLOSURE INCLUDING FLACCID NONMETALLIC OR FORAMINOUS SURFACING 15
052319000 CAST IN SITU CONCRETE BARRIER WITH LATERALLY PROJECTING RIB-TYPE SUSTAINER 15
052073000 RIGID BARRIER CANTILEVERED FROM VERTICAL SUPPORT 15
052003000 ARTICLE OR MATERIAL SUPPORTED COVER 14
052082000 CONICAL OR RADIALLY RIBBED COVER 12
052192000 FLUENT MATERIAL HOPPER OR STORAGE CONTAINER WITH MATERIAL PORT 12
052128000 BURIAL VAULT 12
052102000 EARTH-SUPPORTED COPING OR EDGING 11
052097000 EXTERNALLY PROJECTING LIQUID DEFLECTOR 11
052473000 LOUVERED PANEL 11
052171300 TRANSPARENT PANEL HAVING ACTIVE TREATMENT WITH GAS OR LIQUID 11
052503000 HOLLOW BLOCKS ARRANGED TO FORM PASSAGEWAY 10
052222000 TENSIONED OR FLEXED SHEET FACING 10
052146000 VERTICAL STRUCTURE WITH BRACE, OR GUY, EXTENDING DIAGONALLY TO A BASE 9
052024000 COVER WITH PROJECTING RESTRAINER; E.G., SNOW STOP 9
052166000 DEADMAN-TYPE ANCHOR 8
052023000 COVER WITH EXTERIOR HOLDDOWN 8
052364000 INSTALLED SCREED OR UNIT WITH SPECIFIED FEATURE RETAINING PENETRATING FASTENER 8
052084000 STREAMLINE CROSS-SECTION; I.E., AIRFOIL 7
052344000 SETTABLE MATERIAL RECEIVING BACKER FIXED TO FURRING, JOIST, OR STUD 7
052719000 CROSSED REINFORCING RODS WITH CONNECTOR 7
052291000 ADJUSTABLE STRESSING MEANS; E.G., WARP CORRECTION 7
052083000 COVER OR ENCLOSURE SUSPENDED BY FLEXIBLE MEANS 7
052086000 VERTICALLY CURVED ARCH WITH TERMINAL SUPPORT 7
052515000 WITH DISPARATE PROTECTIVE COATING 7
052317000 DRAFT STOP BETWEEN STUDS; E.G., FIRE STOP 6
052378000 CAST IN SITU LOADING BEARING MONOLITH WITH COEXTENSIVE SECTION AND TIE 6
052174000 WITH TRAFFIC-GUIDING FEATURE 5
20130199115ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY METHOD FOR DESIGNING AND UTILIZING MIXED USE DEVELOPMENTS - A mixed-use development that includes one or more buildings in an approximate L-shape along a parcel of land wherein one elongate axis of the one or more buildings in an approximate L-shape is positioned substantially parallel to a first edge of the parcel of land. The first edge of the parcel of land may be positioned near a road or sidewalk. A separate building that has an axis that is substantially parallel to one of the axis of the one or more buildings in an approximate L-shape may be positioned near the one or more buildings in an approximate L-shape to form an approximate U-shape of buildings with a green space in the interior of the U-shape of buildings. The green space may be elevated above ground level. A method of designing a mixed-use development is also provided.08-08-2013
20090255195Drive-thru system and method - A vehicular drive-thru food ordering and delivering system and method are provided. The system includes a lot, a drive-thru lane and a building for receiving and filling drive-thru orders. The building has a primary food delivery window for passing ready orders to drive-thru customers, and a downstream in-line parking area for drive-thru vehicles having a delayed order. Proximate to and downstream from the primary food delivery window is a doorway for attendant access from the primary food delivery window to the downstream in-line parking area. An attendant runway is proximate and downstream of the doorway and proximate to the in-line vehicle waiting area. A customer with a delayed order can be directed to wait in the downstream in-line waiting area. When the delayed order is ready for delivery, an attendant can deliver the ready order via the proximate doorway and proximate attendant runway to a vehicle waiting in the in-line vehicle waiting area.10-15-2009
20100018136PARKING GARAGE - Parking garage having at least two parking areas inside said parking garage, each parking area comprising a plurality of parking spaces adjacent to a wall, a wall segment of said wall extending along said plurality of parking spaces, said wall segment having a color pattern comprising at least two contrasting colors, whereby the color patterns of wall segments of different parking areas differ in color and in the pattern of the color patterns.01-28-2010
20110225905Multi-Story Buildings From Prefabricated Concrete Components - Multi-story buildings assembled from pre-cast concrete components produced in a component factory to form earthquake-resistant buildings with lower cost and faster construction time. The multi-story building structure comprising a plurality of piles and pile caps; prefabricated concrete column components; prefabricated concrete beam components; prefabricated concrete floor components; prefabricated concrete stairs components and prefabricated concrete wall components. Each pile cap unites at least two piles to one column; each column component has a groove on each side of the column component for placement of the corresponding sides of prefabricated wall components; and each beam component comprises grooves on the bottom and top sides of the beam for placement of wall components; and openings are located in the body of the beam. Floor components, stairs components, and wall components are made of concrete that are pre-cast with a predetermined shape, size and strength as described.09-22-2011
20130152493ARRANGEMENT FOR ORIENTING MULTI-TRACK VEHICLES IN THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL IN CAR PARKS - An arrangement is provided for orienting multi-track vehicles in a direction of travel in car parks or in garages, wherein arrows which show the direction of travel and floor markings which indicate the parking spaces are provided on the floor of the parking area and/or on the walls of the garage as well as on free-standing indicator boards. Different markings and installed components which form lateral boundaries are provided between the parking areas, in order to achieve corresponding economy of space and also to facilitate exiting from vehicles, wherein a wide footpath, characterized by marking or an installed component and a narrow boundary device, characterized by an installed component or a marking, are provided alternately, wherein they each respectively serve as a parking lane boundary.06-20-2013
052107000 AREAWAY; E.G., WINDOW WELL 5
20120174499WINDOW WELL COVER - A window well cover that is universal to the extent that it will work on different sizes and shapes of window wells within a certain range for each size of window well cover produced.07-12-2012
20080216420Method and Apparatus for Forming Cast-In-Place Concrete Window Wells - A method and apparatus for forming cast-in-place window well walls includes first and second forming panel modules each having an inner and outer section. The forming panel modules may be connected together by a spacer panel which extends downwardly to a footing for providing a pier for supporting the window well wall. The forming panel modules are preferably configured with arcuate corners and upper and lower rails to permit stacking of the modules to increase the height of the window well wall, or include additional spacer panels or filler forms to increase the width or thickness of the window well wall.09-11-2008
20080209823Modular window well - A modular window well for use by a person to escape through a window formed in a basement wall including a generally U-shaped body member having upper and lower ends and inner and outer ends. The open upper end of the body member has a spacer and a removable lid mounted thereon. The body member is comprised of a composite material such as fiberglass. A stair structure is positioned adjacent the inner surface of the front wall of the body member and is also comprised of a composite material.09-04-2008
20110232206WINDOW WELL - A modular window well arrangement includes one or more window well members. The window well members can be interconnected in a vertically stacked arrangement to provide the required overall height. Snap-connectors interconnect the vertically adjacent window well members, and a plurality of steps provide for escape. The window well members may have different sizes, and extension walls may be utilized to increase the size of the window well members to provide for a wide variety of configurations. The window well members may be made of a relatively lightweight structural foam material.09-29-2011
20110302853Method for molding artistic surfaces - A method for molding plastic articles with artistic patterns comprises: producing an artistic surface (12-15-2011
052443000 WITH MEANS (E.G., APERTURES, PROJECTIONS) FOR RECEIVING SETTABLE MATERIAL FACING (E.G., PLASTER) 5
20090308012Mud-Plastered House - Disclosed therein is a mud-plastered house, which is built by performing the steps of: mounting connectors doubly inside and outside pillars for connecting the pillars forming a framework of the house so as to form a wall body; and filling spaces formed between the connectors with clay filler, thereby providing solidity. The mud-plastered house has the wall body formed by performing the steps of: mounting connectors doubly centering pillars forming a basic frame of the house; filling spaces formed between the connectors with clay filler consisting of clay and sawdust; coating a clay composition on the surface of the connectors; covering a net type mesh on the clay composition; and coating clay paint on the mesh.12-17-2009
20120247047Welded Wire Lath - A welded wire mesh for use in securing stucco, plaster or other exterior finishing material to a building wall or other structure wherein the mesh comprises a matrix of longitudinally and transversely extending wires. The wires define intersections where the transversely extending wires are welded to the transversely extending wires and a plurality of deformations are formed in at least a portion of the wires between the intersections. The deformations cooperate with the stucco, plaster or other exterior finishing material to define a mechanical locking keys therebetween. The mesh can be disposed adjacent a flexible backing for providing a water vapor barrier, fire retardant or other desired property to the lath.10-04-2012
20090038250Reinforced wallboard - A wallboard with a plaster structural substrate is provided that includes a partial or complete fastening/distributing layer that provide desirable characteristics to both mechanically hold conventional fasteners (such as screws) as well as distribute the load of the fasteners to a sufficient area of the wallboard as to eliminate the need for supplemental construction or special fasteners or anchors. The fastening/distributing layer or inserts may be imbedded within the plaster substrate or laminated to it. The paper layer may include indicia identifying the location of the fastening/distributing layer.02-12-2009
20090044476Method for reinforcing building structures and coating obtained thereby - A method for reinforcing building structures enables to obtain a reinforcing coating through the steps of: anchoring a resistant film (02-19-2009
20120317914Continuous thermal insulation and fire protective composite placed on thermo-grid designed for wind load transfer - The present invention relates to construction materials and more specifically, to a continuous composite exterior insulation system and cladding used in the construction of building walls and structure, to control heat transfer, rain-water penetration, air and water vapor transmission while providing fire protection to a building enclosure. This invention relates to a thermal upgrade of existing and new buildings. The wall substrate is arranged for receipt of subsequent layers of cladding materials. Thermo-grid of insulated composite strapping is mounted on the surface of the said wall and a layer of continuous insulation e.g. polyurethane foam is applied between the thermo-grid strapping leaving a thin air gap between it and the next layer of the fire protective composite.12-20-2012
052143000 WITH TRANSPORTING FEATURE 5
20130036681Skiddable Blind - A blind structure with a base, a plurality of rails, a plurality of posts supporting the rails and a skidable member coupled to the base; wherein the skidable member supports the base above the ground. In certain configurations the plurality of posts includes retention means for a plurality of wire mesh sheets that form the walls of the blind structure. In further configurations, at least one wall of the blind structure comprises an automatically closing door.02-14-2013
20120110929MOBILE BUILDING TRANSPORTATION DEVICE - A mobile building transportation device can comprise a frame, a front axle, and a rear axle. The frame can support a mobile building for transport on a public highway and can include left and right longitudinal support members and front and rear transverse support members that bear at least a portion of the weight of the mobile building. The front and rear axles can each be coupled to the frame by suspension components. The longitudinal support members can have a riser vertically displaced above the front and/or rear axle positions to allow a vertical distance to be minimized between the transverse support members and the axles. This can allow the front and/or rear axle to move unobstructed through a range of motion of the front and/or rear suspension components. At least one of the longitudinal and transverse support members can be constructed, at least in part, of tubing.05-10-2012
20120291371Portable Storage Structure - A portable storage structure comprising a front panel, a rear panel, a pair of side walls, a roof and a base which surround an inner cavity to store a plurality of items. The portable storage structure further includes a set of grooves extending over the roof and down the pair of side walls, where the set of grooves accept a set of straps to anchor the portable storage structure to the ground; a set of anchor points within the base, where the set of anchor points secure the base to the ground; and a set of handles, where the set of handles enable a user to lift and carry the portable storage structure.11-22-2012
20120151854RE-DEPLOYABLE MOBILE ABOVE GROUND SHELTER - Work crews temporarily operating in remote areas can be subject to dangers such as tornados, hurricanes and explosive blast waves. A re-deployable mobile aboveground protective shelter suitable for use in such environments utilizes retractable stabilizing arms and/or structures that leverage air pressure differential to resist uplift, overturning and sliding. Because the protective shelter does not rely exclusively upon excessive weight to counter wind forces, the protective shelter can be quickly, easily and inexpensively redeployed to new sites.06-21-2012
20110271609Energy Barrier, a Rail for an Energy Barrier for a Building Frame Cavity Insulation System and a Method of Assembling Stacked Layers of Reflective Dead Air Spaces - An energy barrier is made of adjustable width insulating rails, reflective insulation panels and a gasketing element to create a single layer or multi-layer stack of reflective dead air spaces within cavity spaces of framing members of a building envelope where an efficient energy barrier is desired.11-10-2011
052106000 JAIL-TYPE STRUCTURE 5
20090272048Seclusion Room with Movable Wall - A seclusion room for patients having emotional disturbances has one moving wall positioned ahead of a fixed wall. The moving wall can be moved to an extended position to narrow the patient space leading to the main door to the room. A second door to the room enables an extraction team member enter the space between the fixed and moving wall, where the team member can remove a hatch from the moving wall and enter the space behind the patient. The team member can use the hatch as a shield to push the patient gently toward the exit door. A bench or seat disappears when the moving wall is moved to its extended position.11-05-2009
20100077675DWELLING COMPLEX - A dwelling complex includes lower and upper dwelling units and a flooring system. Lower and upper dwelling units have a circumference defined by one or more walls. The upper dwelling unit is above the lower dwelling unit. The flooring system forms a floor between the lower dwelling unit and the upper dwelling unit. The flooring system extends beyond the circumference of the upper dwelling unit sufficiently to form a mezzanine walkway outside the upper dwelling unit.04-01-2010
20100064603Prison reform - The present invention uses a plurality of incarceration units, wherein each of the incarceration units includes an interior cell and an exercise area. The interior cell and the confined exercise area are adjacent to one another and are constructed out of suitable security material, such as concrete or steel. The interior cell includes a shower suitable for bathing. In addition, one of the walls of the interior cell of the incarceration unit includes a door, which leads from the interior cell to the exercise area. An inmate's use of the shower and the door is controlled by the management of the incarceration facility. The exercise area includes at least one exercise equipment. The incarceration unit provides the usual inmate activities of living, eating, exercise, study and conversation in a facility having a lower risk of violence to inmates or guards, and of undesirable activities, such as drug trafficking or riots by the inmates.03-18-2010
20120324804Systems, Methods and Articles for Restraint - The present invention comprises methods and articles for restraint. A plurality of panels may be assembled to form a structure. A method of the present invention comprises providing a structure described herein to confine a subject in a secure area.12-27-2012
20130118096CELL FRONT PANEL SYSTEM - 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.05-16-2013
052219000 FLUE CONNECTION TO BUILDING STRUCTURE 5
20110000154Sealing system - A silicone seal for surrounding and sealing an object has spaced thick beads and a rigid ring positioned between the beads. When the silicone seal is slid on the object, the silicone is compressed between the ring and the object and between the beads and the object. A plate has a flat base and an angular raised central portion with a ledge at an angle to the base. The silicone continues downward from the seal through a flexible middle to an enlarged part which has a complementary ledge that is seated on the plate ledge. An end of the large part is joined to the plate inward of the ledge.01-06-2011
20100000166HOUSING ASSEMBLY - A housing assembly for mounting to a wall of a building is disclosed. The housing assembly includes a front plate attached to a back plate. The back plate defines an axis and has a flange extending radially away from the axis for coupling to the wall. An insert is disposed between the front plate and the back plate. The insert includes a central body having a fluid diverter extending outwardly from the central body for guiding a fluid away from the wall. The housing assembly further includes a locking device for selectively coupling and uncoupling the insert from one of the front plate and the back plate.01-07-2010
20120031024ROOF BOOT - A flashing for sealing around a pipe or conduit includes a dome portion with an opening with an inwardly extending lip, and a replaceable seal sized to fit in the dome opening so as to seal around a vent pipe. The seal includes a downwardly extending locking member to grip and lock the inwardly extending lip of the dome portion. The flashing may include a flange portion to facilitate installing the flashing on a roof. Once installed, the replaceable seal may be replaced without replacing the entire flashing, yet securely grips to the base of the flashing02-09-2012
20100011685SEALANT ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS - Sealant assemblies and methods are provided for sealing an interface between a surface and a projection extending from the surface. The sealant assembly includes a flexible member circumscribing an area to form a sealant pocket and a filling sealant at least partially filling the sealant pocket. The filling sealant and the flexible member comprise substantially the same material.01-21-2010
20130174502ADJUSTABLE ROOF JACK - An adjustable roof jack comprising: a flange; a first cylinder having a first cylinder top portion being at an angle between 20 and 25 degrees and a first cylinder bottom portion, fixedly connected to the flange. There may be a second cylinder having a second cylinder top portion and a second cylinder bottom portion at an angle between 65 and 70 degrees. A second cylinder bottom fold is folded over a first cylinder fold to fixedly and rotationally connect at an angle between 20 and 25 degrees. A vent cap cylinder having a vent cap cylinder top portion and a vent cap cylinder bottom portion having at least one vent cap cylinder fold is folded over a second cylinder top fold to rotationally connect the vent cap cylinder to the second cylinder; and a vent cap assembly is fixedly attached to the vent cap cylinder top portion.07-11-2013
052630000 IMPERFORATE PANEL WITH INTEGRAL REINFORCING 5
20090235607DEFORMATION-RESISTANT WOOD FLOORING - Wood flooring, comprising a body and a groove track, wherein the groove track is disposed at the back of the body, the groove track comprises a plurality of linear grooves, and the linear grooves are oriented with respect to one another at an angle.09-24-2009
20100275547Fromwork panel - [Problem to be Solved] The present invention is a formwork panel which can be utilized as an ordinary flat plate-shaped formwork and is further provided with excellent flexibility of design for forming a corner portion for a formwork when the formwork panel is utilized as the corner portion and prevents concrete or mortal from leaking from an unintended position.11-04-2010
20090205284BAMBOO-BASED PLATE MEMBER HAVING A BUFFER STRUCTURE THEREIN - A bamboo-based plate member includes a top panel made of small bamboo chips pressed together and glued, a bottom panel made of small bamboo chips pressed together and glued, an intermediate buffering structure sandwiched between the top panel and the bottom panel, the intermediate buffering structure being a flat bamboo frame member having open spaces therein, and a plurality of bamboo slats sandwiched between the top panel and the bottom panel around the periphery of the intermediate buffering structure in a flush manner.08-20-2009
20090255205Engineered Molded Fiberboard Panels and Methods of Making and Using the Same - A fiberboard panel is formed from at least one corrugated sheet of molded cellulose fiber material having alternating ribs and grooves. Spaced slits are cut through the ribs on one face of the sheet and terminate short of the opposite face so as to form at least one slotted portion of more flexibility which may be bent to form a curve. The corrugated sheet is sandwiched between two flat sheets of the same material to form a composite panel. The corrugated sheet or panel is formed by a wet processing method including successive cold and hot press steps in which a wet mat is pressed between an opposing perforated platen and non-perforated, elastomeric material platen of cross-sectional shape substantially matching the desired panel shape and dimensions.10-15-2009
20090019809WELDING METHOD AND STEEL PLATE DECK - A method of welding a deck plate and a closed section rib both constituting a steel plate deck, comprising: working a root portion of the closed section rib to have a flat surface in parallel with a surface of the deck plate; and welding the deck plate and the closed section rib while making the flat surface of the closed section rib to be in contact with the surface of the deck plate.01-22-2009
052057000 ROOF FINIAL OR CRESTING 4
20130042540ROOF RIDGE COVER - Improvements in a roof ridge cover formed to give the appearance of multiple shingles. The roof ridge cover is fabricates with bend radius to ensure that the base material is not stretched beyond the yield point of the material where it can rupture or split. The edges wrap around existing roof tiles to cover any damaged tiles and provide sufficient clearance of adjacent or abutting ridge covers. The cover is stone coated to provide similar appearance to the roof surface. The stone coatings provide surface protection, wear resistance and provide a gripping surface for installers or others that may walk on the roof surface. Optional venting material may be used under the cover to allow air to vent from the attic thereby allowing the attic to breath, but the vent must also be sufficiently dense enough to prevent insects and bugs from passing through the vent material.02-21-2013
20130036677RIDGE CAP WITH ASPHALTIC FOAM MATERIALS - A ridge cap includes a lower surface adapted to be placed in contact with a roof of a building, a weather protective upper surface, and first and second side sections connected to each other. The first side section is disposed at one side of a longitudinal axis and the second side section is disposed at the other side of the longitudinal axis. The ridge cap further includes an elastomeric strip and a metal strip. The elastomeric strip extends along the longitudinal axis and connects the first side section and the second side section to be of unitary construction with the first and second side sections. The metal strip backing extends along the longitudinal axis and supports the elastomeric strip.02-14-2013
20100218433Hip, Ridge or Rake Shingle - A hip, ridge or rake shingle comprised of a plurality of panels sandwiched on each panel portion side of a layer of shingle material, such that each panel portion can be folded along a fold line, and wherein tabs are provided for each panel portion, adapted to be bent backwardly upon themselves, sandwiching thickening panels therebetween. The shingles can be laid up on a hip, ridge or rake of a roof, to yield desirable thickened features.09-02-2010
20080302025Roof Tiles - An integrated set of roof tiles comprises a main roof tile (12-11-2008
052750000 MISCELLANEOUS 4
20130067855COMPOSE STAVE FLOORING, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE OF SAME - Example embodiments relate to improvements to composed stave flooring, methods for the production thereof and the corrective maintenance of same. The improvements allow corrective maintenance to be performed without negatively affecting the physical aesthetic and functional properties thereof. The flooring comprises a sight substrate and a base substrate, with the sight substrate having a minimum practical thickness of 4 mm and the base substrate having a minimum practical thickness of 12 mm, the two substrates being assembled using adhesive and securing means that distribute the adhesive uniformly between both substrates, thereby rendering the flooring more durable and stable.03-21-2013
20090038259Building Wall Panels of Hollow Core Construction - Building wall panels having lightweight hollow core interiors include embodiments suitable for interior and exterior walls, for industrial, commercial or residential buildings, and for multi-story structures. Various methods for making these wall panels are disclosed, including the formation of cast gypsum firewall layers.02-12-2009
20080271411CLEAN OUT COVER - A removable clean out cover, the cover attaches to the area surrounding an opening of a wall. The clean out cover has a border that is adjacent and within the periphery of the clean out cover. The border houses an attachment strip, wherein one side of the attachment strip is fixedly attached to the border. A removable strip covers the side of the attachment strip that is not attached to the border. The border might have a width of at least one eight of an inch. The border might be channeled shaped. The attachment strip might be made of hook and loop materials.11-06-2008
20090000243Data center - This application relates to improvements to data centers, including protection from: (1) vandalism, (2) high winds, (3) earthquake, (4) storms, (5) water used for cooling or fire suppression, and (6) explosions emanating from inside or outside of the building.01-01-2009
052108000 STRIPLIKE UNIT, REVERSIBLY FLEXIBLE AND RIGID 4
20130061541SLIT TUBE LOCKING LONGERON - According to the invention, an extendable member is disclosed. The extendable member may include a structure having a first state and a second state. The structure may be deformable between the first state and the second state. In the first state the structure may include a compact form. In the second state the structure may include a hollow longeron having a slit along the entire length of the hollow longeron. One or both longitudinal edges along the slit of the hollow longeron may have lateral protrusions. The lateral protrusions of a longitudinal edge may act in such a way with the other edge, and possibly its protrusions, to at least partially inhibit relative motion of the edges.03-14-2013
20090064601STRUCTURAL MEMBER - A structural member includes a first meshing element having two prisms disposed in a side-by-side arrangement wherein a space between the prisms defines a first meshing element engagement cavity. Each prism in the first meshing element is connected to an adjacent prism via an arm of a hinge disposed intermediate the prisms. The structural member includes a second meshing element having two prisms disposed in a side-by-side arrangement where a space between the prisms defines a second meshing element engagement cavity. Each prism in the second meshing element is connected to an adjacent prism via an arm of a hinge disposed intermediate the prisms. A prism of the second meshing element is configured to be retained in a first meshing element engagement cavity and wherein a prism of the first meshing element is configured to be retained in a second meshing element engagement cavity such that the first and second meshing elements are movable into locking engagement and each meshing element extends substantially parallel to the other.03-12-2009
20130186011COLLAPSIBLE LONGERON STRUCTURES - Embodiments of the invention are directed toward rollable and collapsible structures. These structures, for example, can include a plurality of tubular longerons with a slit or gap that extends along the longitudinal length of the longerons. Such longerons can be combined in an arrangement that creates a structure. The structure can be collapsed and the longerons rolled either singularly or as a group into a stowed configuration.07-25-2013
20080196323EXTENDABLE/RETRACTABLE SUPPORT COLUMN - An extendable and retractable column which is formed from at least three linked sections. The linked sections include a plurality of individual sections linked end to end. As the linked sections are extended, each of the individual sections of the linked chains engage individual sections of adjacent linked chains to form a column. As the linked sections are retracted, each of the individual sections of the linked chains disengage from the individual section of the adjacent linked sections and the individual linked sections may be rolled up for compact storage.08-21-2008
052245000 CURVILINEAR BARRIER 4
20110099930Wall Structure for Building a Liquefied Gas Storage Tank - The present disclosure relates to a unit-wall structure for a liquefied gas storage tank on land, which enables rapid and easy construction of a cylindrical wall of the storage tank by stacking a plurality of pre-produced unit-wall structures to overlap one another. The unit-wall structure includes iron rods arranged lengthwise and breadthwise therein, wherein the unit-wall structure has an arc shape so that a plurality of unit-wall structures are stacked to form a cylindrical wall of the storage tank.05-05-2011
20120227340CURVED SAFETY COMPONENT FOR A SKATING RINK - A safety component for a skating rink. The safety component comprises a body portion connectable to a transparent barrier located above dasher boards of the skating rink, wherein upon impact the body portion is capable of at least partially absorbing impact forces. The safety component further comprises a curved rink-facing surface that provides a substantially convex curved surface facing the skating rink. The curved rink-facing surface has a radius of curvature suitable for redirecting the impact forces away from the convex curved surface.09-13-2012
20100269436Attachment profile - In the construction of walls in balloon framing below roof pitches, the attachment profiles need to be suitable for different inclines and are to be connectable to the incline. For this purpose, the attachment profiles have fastening tabs on both sides, which may be bent into the particular required inclined attitude. The fastening tabs extend nearly over the entire profile web and are only linked on a deflection edge on one side on the attachment profile in the area of the profile web. In addition, the attachment profile can be used for the upper and lower fixing of the sub profiles of a stud or stud round wall.10-28-2010
20120198782GRAIN BIN SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME - A support structure for conditioning systems, such as blowers and/or heaters, that are used with grain bins and a method for installing same. To aid in aligning the conditioning system and grain bin, one embodiment uses beams that are partially embedded in the grain bin's concrete foundation and extend from the foundation. By linking the grain bin's foundation with the support structure that carries the conditioning system, the grain bin and support structure are aligned with respect to each other. Any movement of the grain bin's foundation will cause concomitant movement of the support base to prevent misalignment between the grain bin and conditioning system as time goes on.08-09-2012
052576000 HAVING MEANS (E.G., HOLLOW FORM OR CORE) FORMING CAVITY, CORE, OR CELL IN SLAB 4
20100107543METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PRE-CAST BUILDING PANELS - The invention relates to an apparatus and method for moulding a substantially hollow building panel (05-06-2010
20100170183REINFORCED LOAD BEARING STRUCTURE - A reinforced concrete load bearing structure in the form of a concrete beam or slab includes a concrete structural member and a hollow element such as a PVC pipe or steel tube extending through the concrete structural member. The load bearing structure also includes a plurality of steel reinforced rods and steel stirrups or rivets formed into a cage like skeleton surrounding the hollow element and being encased in the concrete that forms the concrete structural member. In an alternative form a concrete slab or floor having a length, width and thickness with a plurality of parallel load bearing supports is disclosed. The integral support has a rectangular or trapezoidal shape that extends downwardly under the floor with a hollow tube surrounded by a case like structure extending through the support member.07-08-2010
20090133352Wall Element - The invention relates to a wall element embodied in the form of a hollow precast concrete part comprising an internal wall, an external wall and a number of vertical channels which pass through the entire wall element from the top to lower faces thereof and whose cross-section reduces toward the wall base. When the wall element is positioned on the basement, it is possible to pour a cast-in-place concrete from the top into one or several vertical channels. The poured cast-in-place concrete attains through the channels, the wall base and further down in such a way that it penetrates into the basement or connecting elements. The hardened or solidified filling concrete forms a wedge which fixedly connects the wall element to a hollow brick of the basement.05-28-2009
20100326001CONSTRUCTION BLOCK - A construction block includes a pair of base members and a pair of side wall assemblies. Each base member defines first and second upper channels and comprises a first plurality of ribs positioned within the first upper channel and a second plurality of ribs positioned within the second upper channel. Each side wall assembly defines a hollow load chamber having an open top and an open bottom and includes a plurality of hingedly interconnected panels, each including a thermoplastic material. A first side wall assembly is releasably engaged with at least some of the first plurality of ribs of a lower one of the base members, and a second side wall assembly is releasably engaged with at least some of the second plurality of ribs of the lower one of the base members. Each side wall assembly is releasably engaged with an upper one of the base members.12-30-2010
052289000 COPLANAR SUSTAINERS; E.G., JOIST TO WALL (SEE 52/702) 3
20090320395LOWER CHORD BEARING COLD-FORMED STEEL JOISTS - A joist comprised of at least one cold-formed steel elongated chord member; a cold-formed steel web having a plurality of web members and means for securing said web to said chord member. A plurality of joists are generally for use in a support system for a platform or a deck in the construction of floors and roofs. The support system is of particular use in a composite floor and roof systems.12-31-2009
20100037547INSULATED RIM BOARD AND BUILDING STRUCTURE EMPLOYING SAME - A three-piece insulated rim board for use in a building structure comprises first and second elongate structural layers and an intermediate elongate insulating layer sandwiched between and bonded to the first and second structural layers.02-18-2010
20080302037INSULATED BLOCKING PANELS AND ASSEMBLIES FOR I-JOIST INSTALLATION IN FLOORS AND CEILINGS AND METHODS OF INSTALLING SAME - Apparatus and methods for spacing, securing, and stabilizing I-joists at their ends, and insulating and structural enhancing I-joist assemblies, are provided around the perimeter, or in the interior, of a floor or ceiling where ends of I-joists are located. Insulated blocking panels may comprise an insulating portion that provides a high-R-value and a structural portion which may comprise vertical panel(s) and optional integral support blocks that provide a profiled end surface for extending to the web of the I-joists. Alternatively, insulated blocking panels with flat, vertical end surfaces may be used with field-installed support blocks, or insulated blocking panels with profiled end surfaces may be used without any support blocks. The support blocks or profiled end surfaces of the insulated blocking panels extend to the web of each I-joist, to fill in the space between the I-joists near the I-joist ends, including a substantial amount of the space immediately adjacent the web of each I-joist. The preferred insulated blocking panels, therefore, insulated the outer perimeter of a floor or ceiling and also contribute vertical load carrying capability, and lateral shear and roll-over resistance.12-11-2008
052171100 VIEWING PORT FOR SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENT 3
20130047524Two-Piece Frame Assembly for Window of Enclosure - Frames for mounting windows within the walls of enclosures for isolating or sealing substances such as radioactive or other hazardous substances from the surrounding environment. In a first embodiment of the present invention, a window assembly includes a two-piece frame that is welded into the wall of an enclosure. In a second embodiment of the present invention, a window assembly includes a three-piece frame that is clamped to the wall of an enclosure. The frame assemblies may also be used to mount structures other than windows to enclosure walls, such as ducts or pipes intended for passing power, gas, vacuum, or other utilities into the interior of an enclosure.02-28-2013
20120055103Compression mounted window assembly - A compression mounted window assembly is disclosed that includes a circular window having opposed front and rear planar surfaces and an outer periphery having forward and rearward chamfered edge surfaces, a compressible gasket circumscribing the outer periphery of the window, a housing with a portal having an annular seat for accommodating the window circumscribed by the gasket, wherein the annular seat has a first chamfered abutment surface corresponding to the forward chamfered edge surface of the window, an annular bezel operatively associated with the housing for compressively retaining the window assembly within the annular seat of the portal, and structure for securing the bezel to the housing, wherein the bezel has a second chamfered abutment surface corresponding to the rearward chamfered edge surface of the window.03-08-2012
20090293381Insulating glass element - An insulating glass element for the at least partial delimitation of a combustion chamber, having at least two viewing panes, which have at least some areas a transparent glass or ceramic-glass material and are arranged spaced apart from each other while leaving an air chamber, and wherein a viewing area is created at least in parts of the air chamber. The two viewing panes are connected with each other by a temperature-resistant adhesive, and the adhesive encloses a viewing area of the viewing panes all around, or a spacing element, which runs around them at least partially, is connected with the two viewing panes in a material-to-material manner, preferably by a glued connection.12-03-2009
052231000 MONOLITH WITH SUSTAINER AND MEANS TENSIONING ADDITIONAL REINFORCEMENT 3
20110283638Ring Beam and Method for Constructing the Same - A ring beam element, a ring beam and a method of constructing a ring beam from a plurality of ring beam elements is disclosed. The ring beam can support a shell or wall of a tank. The ring beam element comprises a reinforced concrete body, preferably having a metal base plate anchored therein, and a plurality of tensile conduits extending circumferentially there through. Ideally, the reinforced concrete body will have interlocking surfaces such that the ring beam elements interlock with one another when circumferentially juxtaposed. Tensile members can be placed through the plurality of tensile conduits and tensioned and anchored by anchors to clamp a plurality of juxtaposed ring beam elements together. Ideally, the base plates of a plurality of the ring beam elements can be connected or welded together to form an annular ring of base plates. The ring beam elements can be mounted upon piles to provide level surfaces to the base plates so that the metal base plates can be readily connected together to form an annular ring beam.11-24-2011
20110239564Apparatus, Composite Section, and Method for On-Site Tower Formation - A composite section including a concentric arrangement of inner and outer laminates having an interstice therebetween is provided. Both the inner and outer laminates include a matrix material and a fabric layer. A plurality of tubes having an inner cavity, are situated in the interstice of the inner and outer laminates. A reinforcing material is disposed in the interstice and along the length of the concentric arrangement unoccupied by the plurality of tubes to create a composite section. A plurality of tension members are threaded though the plurality of tubes to provide post tensioning to each of the composite sections. The components are easily transported and assembled to form composite sections to provide cost effective on-site tower formation. Also provided is an apparatus to form the inner and outer laminates and a method of formation of the composite section.10-06-2011
20120167499Foundation for a Wind Turbine Tower - A foundation for a wind turbine tower, provided with a central accommodation for accommodating and firmly constraining, by means of threaded bars projecting from such central accommodation, an actual wind turbine tower, made of steel or concrete, is entirely prefabricated and includes at least two prefabricated structural elements, modular and monolithic, made of reinforced concrete, approached in sequence, shape-coupled, and subsequently constrained to each other, at least at such central accommodation, by a series of post-tension cables arranged in respective through-holes, so as to make the entire foundation monolithic.07-05-2012
052632000 SHAFT OR OPENWORK, AXIALLY EXTENSIBLE 3
20120042600SHORING POST WITH SUPPLEMENTAL BEAM SUPPORT - A shoring post having an elongate body with a lengthwise axis, a top and a bottom. A first beam support assembly is at one vertical location on the elongate body, with a second beam support assembly at a second vertical location on the elongate body. The second vertical location is spaced along the lengthwise axis from the first vertical location. The first and second beam support assemblies are configured to support separate load bearing beams.02-23-2012
20100050557TELESCOPIC MAST HAVING REDUCED PLAY - There is disclosed a telescopic mast (03-04-2010
20120090261BOOM ASSEMBLY - A telescopic boom broadly comprises an elongated hollow outer boom, an elongated inner boom telescopically received within the outer boom, and a guidance structure for guiding the inner boom for telescopic movement is provided. The guidance structure includes a plurality of guide rails attached to the interior corners of the outer boom, a first roller assembly attached to one end of the inner boom, a second roller assembly attached to one end of the outer boom, and a mid roller assembly positioned proximal to the second roller assembly. The first roller assembly includes a plurality of wheels mounted on axles for engaging the guide rails. The second roller assembly includes a pair of roller bars positioned on opposed sides of one end of the outer boom for guiding the inner boom during telescopic movement. The mid roller assembly includes a third roller bar that engages guide rails positioned on the inner boom.04-19-2012
052153000 SHAFT WITH EMBEDDING WING-TYPE BRACE 3
20090293379Anchor Post - Provided herein are methods, devices and systems comprising an anchor post that has a shaft, at least one stabilising element attached to the anchor post configured to resist movement of the anchor post, and at least one alignment element.12-03-2009
20090100771PILLAR IN A FLAGSTONE SURROUNDING, SUPPORT PLATE USED FOR FIXATION, USE OF A SUPPORT PLATE AND A MOUNTING FITTING INTEGRATED WITH THE PILLAR - Pillar shaped items in a flagstone surrounding, where the object has the same form and dimension as one or a combination of more of the used flagstones in the flagstone surroundings and where the pillar is mounted as a substitution of one or a combination of more of the used flagstones in the flagstone surroundings. The pillar shaped items can be fixed internally for instance by pipe-shaped pins and at their basis by the adjoining pillar shaped flagstones in the flagstone system.04-23-2009
20090113818Fence post anchor and method of installation - A fence post anchor that is easily integrally fabricated and attachable onto any type of fence post of choice. The anchor includes a bottom section that functions as a platform and an outwardly projecting spade section that provides strength and stability for the post. The anchor is pivot able between an installed position and an uninstalled position. Most importantly, the anchor automatically self-sets upon installation.05-07-2009
052290000 OPPOSED STRIP SECTIONS (BASEBOARDS) AND OUTWARDLY EXTENDING SUSTAINER 3
20090044469Device for fastening termination strips - The invention relates to a device for fastening termination strips, in particular skirting, wall termination strips or the like, comprising an angle profile which bears against the wall and/or floor and which has a fastening part in the form of a receiving finger onto which the termination strip can be fitted and held with a clamping fit, it is intended to simplify manufacture, make adaptation to variable floors possible and allow retrofitting by proposing that the receiving finger is a web which is notched out of the floor leg of the angle profile situated on the floor and which is formed upwards in a curve, this web extending in a straight and at an acute angle towards the wall leg of the angle profile and engaging in a longitudinal groove made in the bottom of the termination strip, in which groove the curve of the web presses against the outwardly directed lower wall of the longitudinal groove and the upper endpiece of the receiving finger presses against the inwardly directed wall of the longitudinal groove.02-19-2009
20100170175SKIRTING BOARD - A skirting board, having two longitudinal profile elements, forming an open special profile, with the inner profile element, being fixed onto the wall and the outer profile element are connected with each other along the surface meeting the floor plane by means of the click joint.07-08-2010
20080236072Hollow wall base - A flexible, extruded plastic wall structure with a hollow core is presented along with a method of making the same. The wall structure has an overall flat back wall, an overall front wall and at least one support wall extending between and confined to the interior surfaces of the overall back wall and the overall front wall; the overall back wall, the overall front wall and the at least one support wall having a generally uniform thickness and defining at least two defined spaces. The wall structure includes sections, where the rear wall of each section is flat from the bottom of the wall structure to the top of the wall structure. The hollow wall structure has a front wall having vertically disposed sections with different contours. The method includes using extrusion die for heating and extruding plastics using a multi-functional insert within the die and air pressure to create a hollow core in the wall structure. The hollow core allows less material to flow though the die so that the die stays hotter and the flow of the extruded plastic is not impeded. The resulting extruded plastic wall structure is comprised of a generally thick portion, a generally thin portion and a profile on the face or front of the wall structure.10-02-2008
052022000 SPECIFIED ROOF SPACED FROM CEILING 2
20100101153DEVICE AND METHOD TO PROVIDE AIR CIRCULATION SPACE PROXIMATE TO INSULATION MATERIAL - Insulation spacer devices, methods and related construction techniques are provided. An exemplary device may include a body having a plurality of openings defining an openwork, to allow the passage of air therethrough when placed in contact with insulation material. The device may further include a plurality of spacer struts and/or spacing depressions fixedly attached to the body. The struts may be configured to maintain a predetermined distance between a first side of the insulation material and a building surface. The body and struts act together to define and maintain a space between the first side of the insulation material and the building surface, for example, for ventilation. The building surface can be the bottom face of a roof, an insulated attic floor, wall sheathing or a soundproofed demising wall, for example. The spacer device can be capable of being transported and stored together with, or as a separate item from, the insulation material, and can also be stored in nested layers. The device can also be stored in rolled form. The openwork of the device can additionally or alternatively include a sheet of Entangled net filaments or other similar material.04-29-2010
20100031584Insulation Containing Inorganic Fiber and Spherical Additives - The present invention provides thermal insulation products including a thermal insulation batt, board and loose fill, and methods of manufacture thereof, and a method of insulating an attic with loose fill, and an attic having the loose fill. The insulation products include randomly distributed inorganic fibers which are supplemented with microspheres, preferably hollow microspheres.02-11-2010
052244000 TUBULAR STRUCTURE WITH EXPOSED TERMINUS EDGE PROTECTOR 2
20080256883Appurtenance for building vents - An improved cover for an outlet intended to exhaust gases from a building to the atmosphere and particularly for chimneys intended to exhaust the products of combustion and for vents intended to exhaust ventilating air from within a building. The cover prevents precipitation as rain, sleet and snow from entering into the outlet while allowing the exhaust gases to rise away from the building in a vertical column essentially unimpeded.10-23-2008
20110005156DAMAGE PREVENTION HOUSING FOR A ROOF PIPE AND RELATED METHODS - A damage prevention housing for a roof pipe may include a hollow body having an interior dimensioned to enclose a roof pipe on a roof, the hollow body having an open proximal end suitable for positioning over the roof pipe and a partially closed distal end dimensioned to preclude access by rodents but allow movement of gases therethrough. The hollow body may further include an aperture positioned adjacent to the proximal end for allowing liquids and gases to move through the aperture and a fastener for securing the hollow body in a fixed position relative to the roof pipe and the roof.01-13-2011
052318000 MONOLITHIC BARRIER WITH REVEALED INTERSECTING STIFFENERS; E.G., TERRAZO 2
20100223874PORCELAIN EPOXY FLOORING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - An epoxy porcelain tile surface including a plurality of spaced, substantially flat substantially smooth porcelain tiles and epoxy grouting substantially filling the spaces between the porcelain tiles. The plurality of spaced, substantially flat substantially smooth porcelain tiles are substantially flush with one another and substantially flush with the epoxy grouting.09-09-2010
20120023850Method of Manufacturing Terrazzo Tiles, Terrazzo Tiles and Flooring System Assembled with Terrazzo Tiles - A method of manufacturing terrazzo tiles and tiles manufactured in accordance with the method is described. A resin, curing agent, filler, and pigment are poured into a mold. Stone chips are then poured into the mold to settle with the majority at the bottom of the mold. Thereafter, curing occurs to result in rough tiles which are ground and then polished with the upper surface being the resulting tile surface at which the majority of the stones settle. The tiles are assembled onto a floor with grout lines resulting from spacing of the tiles, one from another. Grout made of resin or a resign and terrazzo chip mixture is then poured in and skived, and the floor polished to result in a sealed monolithic surface.02-02-2012
052380000 CAST IN SITU BARRIER CONSTRUCTION DEFINING ISOLATED SPACE 2
20100218446STRUCTURE SYSTEM OF CONCRETE BUILDING FOR SELF-HEAT INSULATION - A structure system of concrete building for self-heat insulation comprises a wall (09-02-2010
20090113828GALVANNEALED STEEL FORMS - A form for receiving a filler material to create an island is provided. The form is made essentially entirely out of galvannealed steel that is easily paintable. The form has a substantially continuous wall having an outer surface and an inner surface. The wall is made out of a plurality of galvannealed steel wall sections. The wall has a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The inner surface forms an enclosed chamber for receiving the filler material. A first support made out of galvannealed steel is attached to the inner surface of the first side of the wall and a second support made out of galvannealed steel is attached to the inner surface of the second side of the wall. A brace made out of galvannealed steel is disposed between the supports, wherein the brace removably engages the supports.05-07-2009
052574000 IDENTICAL BLOCKS OR MODULAR PANELS FITTED TO REVERSED BLOCKS OR PANELS (E.G., T-SHAPE ATTACHED TO INVERTED T-SHAPE) 2
20080263986Modular Blocks and Structures Made Therefrom - A modular block apparatus includes first and second blocks, each block having a generally upwardly protruding locking member and an internal recess sized to receive the locking member of the other block, such that the blocks can be assembled with one block above the other. The blocks are secured together in a vertical direction by relative lateral movement of the locking member and the internal recess. A locking device is provided to prevent relative lateral movement of the locking member and the internal recess so as to retain the blocks in a connected condition. The locking member may be an integral hook, a separate hook, or a cylindrical locking rod. If a hook is used, its orientation relative to the block may be varied. A variety of structures may be built up from the modular blocks.10-30-2008
20110107706SYSTEM OF INTERLOCKING BUILDING BLOCKS - A system of interlocking building blocks includes one or more building blocks having a generally right triangular planform, a generally rectangular elevation form, and a periphery generally defined by respective generally rectangular side panels. Each building block has alternating male and female fastener elements arrayed generally around the periphery. The male fastener elements on opposed edges of the same generally rectangular side panel are offset generally diagonally from one another. Each male fastener element is aligned generally normally with a female fastener element on an opposed edge of the same generally rectangular side panel. The building blocks may be formed by folding single flat sheets, and may be made from cardboard, plastic, metal or other conventional materials. Each building block may be coated or filled with structurally reinforcing or insulative material. Two interlocked building blocks may be geometrically distinctive in a manner which optimizes the system for simplified and efficient construction of walled and roofed structures.05-12-2011
052041000 ROOF RUNNING BOARD OR SADDLE 2
20110258943MODULAR BUILDING - A roof for a modular building comprises a ridge beam extending along a ridge beam axis. The ridge beam includes, when viewed in cross section, a load bearing central section, and first and second roof panel connectors on opposed first and second sides of the central section. The roof further comprises at least a first and a second roof panel extending transversely to the ridge beam axis and downwardly and outwardly from the ridge beam. Each roof panel comprises an inner end portion and an outer end portion. The inner end portion of the first roof panel is engaged by the first roof panel connector, and the inner end portion of the second roof panel is engaged by the second roof panel connector. The roof further comprises a first tie for the outer end portion of the first roof panel, and a second tie for the outer end portion of the second roof panel. Each tie extends parallel to the ridge beam axis and comprises a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion comprises a roof panel outer end channel in which the outer end of one of the first roof panel and second roof panel is received, and the bottom portion comprises a wall channel in which a wall of the modular building is received.10-27-2011
20110302852CAP SHINGLE INSTALLATION ON A ROOF RIDGE - A method of attaching a cap shingle on a roof ridge line structure includes providing a plurality of risers configured to be flexed for alignment with the opposed roof planes, flexing and positioning the risers over the ridge line structure, and installing a series of the risers in an partially overlapping manner along the ridge line structure by fastening the risers to opposed roof planes. Cap shingles configured for attachment to the risers are flexed and attached to the risers. A roof structure installed according to the method is also provided. A ridge line roofing assembly comprising a series of partially overlapping risers molded together is also provided.12-15-2011
052342000 OPENLY SPACED SLAT-TYPE LATH 2
20130042557EXTERIOR FINISHING SYSTEM AND BUILDING WALL CONTAINING A CORROSION-RESISTANT ENHANCED THICKNESS FABRIC - A corrosion-resistant lath is provided for use in exterior finishing systems, such as stucco systems and exterior insulation and finish systems (“EIFS”). The lath includes in a first embodiment an open, woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing non-metallic fibers, such as glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated, resulting in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making an exterior finish system and building wall including an exterior finish system using such a lath.02-21-2013
20100107533SELF-SEALING FURRING ASSEMBLY - A self-sealing furring assembly includes a spacer and a sealing member abutting the spacer. In another aspect of the disclosure, a self-sealing furring assembly configured to be installed between plaster lath and a frame for a structure, includes building paper mounted on framing for the structure, a sealing member, and a fastening member supporting the sealing member, wherein the fastening member includes a head a and a shank and extends through the plaster lath, the sealing member, and the building paper into the framing so that the plaster lath is between the head of the fastening member and the sealing member, the sealing member being compressed to seal the hole formed by the shank of the fastening member in the building paper. A method for installing an exterior building material to a framing is disclosed.05-06-2010
052045000 RAILROAD CAR ROOF CONSTRUCTION 2
20100180516TOP CHORD STIFFENER FOR ENCLOSED RAILCAR - A superstructure for a railcar comprising at least a first side assembly, a roof extending from the first side assembly and being comprised of at least a first top chord extending inwardly and upwardly from the first side assembly and a first top chord stiffener comprised of at least a first leg and a second leg. The first and second legs are disposed at a right angle to each other, and the first top chord stiffener is attached to the first top chord and the first side assembly.07-22-2010
20120102846RAIL VEHICLE - A rail vehicle is particularly advantageous with respect to the installation and the operation of devices or built-in components. The rail vehicle has at least one device carrier, which is arranged in the region of the center of the transverse axis of the rail vehicle between the carriage body roof and the interior paneling of the ceiling of the rail vehicle.05-03-2012
052168000 WITH PROTECTIVE LIQUID SUPPLY 1
20110239552DOUBLE-WALLED PANEL FOR BUILDING - A double-walled panel for building includes a main body defining an inner space and two opposite open sides, and being internally provided with spacing boards to divide the inner space into a plurality of chambers respectively having two opposite open ends; a working liquid being filled in at least one of the chambers; and at least two sealing covers being respectively provided on one surface facing toward the main body with insert portions for sealing the two open ends of each of the chambers. The double-walled panel may be used as a ceiling panel or a partition wall. The working liquid filled in the chambers not only helps in lowering indoor temperature in normal use conditions, but also helps in extinguishing fire when the building is on fire. The working liquid can also serve as drinking water for those who are trapped in a collapsed building during a disaster.10-06-2011
052109000 LAZY TONG EXTENSION UNIT 1
20080229681COLLAPSIBLE FRAME HAVING A BASE MECHANISM - A collapsible frame has a base mechanism. The base mechanism comprises a first connector and a second connector which are pivotally connected to the bottom of the collapsible frame. The first connector is pivotally connected with first reinforcement legs. The bottom of the first connector is formed with a first trough. The second connector and the first connector are overlapped and engaged with each other. The second connector is pivotally connected with a second reinforcement legs. The top of the second connector is formed with a second trough. The first and second reinforcement legs are pivotally connected to the bottom of the collapsible frame.09-25-2008
052310000 MEANS REMOVING EXCESS MOISTURE FROM CAST IN SITU MASS 1
20080236078Attic Insulation with Desiccant - A method of reducing the amount of cooling energy required to cool a building is provided. The method includes disposing a porous insulating material substantially covering the ceiling in the attic space of the building to a substantial depth. The porous insulating material includes a desiccant. The method further includes permitting the desiccant-bearing porous insulating material to adsorb water moisture from the attic space and then permitting the adsorbed water moisture to desorb from the desiccant-bearing porous insulating material into the enclosed room of the building, whereby the temperature of the desiccant-bearing porous insulating material is reduced, resulting in a reduction in the amount of cooling energy required to cool the building.10-02-2008
052171200 VEHICLE-TYPE WINDSHIELD DEFOGGER OR DEICER 1
20090044464Transparent window pane provided with a resistive heating coating - A transparent glazing unit including a resistive heating coating that extends over a substantial part of the glazing unit, in particular over a main viewing field, and is electrically connected to at least two busbars such that, when an electrical supply voltage is applied between the busbars, a current flows, which heats a heating field in the coating. The heating field includes at least one semiresistive region in direct contact with at least one busbar.02-19-2009

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