US Pat. No. 10,072,424

BUILDING-MOUNTED AWNING WITH SINGLE LOCATION ATTACHMENT

Glen Raven, Inc., Glen R...

18. A method, comprising:mounting one and only one bracket to an exterior wall of a building, wherein the bracket has a post, a longitudinal axis of the post extending in a direction away from the exterior wall of the building;
attaching an awning support frame, having a cover, to the bracket such that the bracket attaches to only one location along a width of the awning support frame wherein the support frame is not supported by any other structure attached to the wall; and
securely fixing the awning support frame to the post with a quick-connect attachment;
wherein attaching the awning support frame to the single bracket comprises attaching the awning support frame to the post by moving the awning support frame along the post in a direction toward the exterior wall of the building after the bracket is mounted to the wall so as to avoid interference with any adjacent structure protruding from the wall of the building.
US Pat. No. 9,636,637

PERMEATE CARRIER FABRIC FOR MEMBRANE FILTERS

Glen Raven, Inc., Glen R...

1. A permeate carrier fabric for placement between adjacent filter membranes of reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration,
or microfiltration systems, comprising:
a) at least some monofilament synthetic yarn ends selected from the group consisting of polyester and nylon,
b) the monofilament synthetic yarn being between 10 and 40 denier,
c) whereby the permeate carrier fabric is a tricot knit fabric formed of the monofilament synthetic yarn, the tricot knit
fabric having raised rows of stitches that form continuous channels along a face of the fabric for flow of fluid being filtered
by the adjacent filter membranes; and

d) whereby the permeate carrier fabric is configured to support adjacent filter membranes while reducing the blockage of permeate
flow.

US Pat. No. 9,551,154

BUILDING-MOUNTED AWNING WITH SINGLE LOCATION ATTACHMENT

Glen Raven, Inc., Glen R...

9. A method, comprising:
mounting a single bracket to an exterior wall of a building, the bracket comprising a post arranged to protrude from the building;
and

attaching an awning to the single bracket such that the bracket attaches to only one location along a width of the awning,
wherein the awning comprises a support frame and a covering provided over the support frame,
wherein the support frame includes a sleeve positioned generally horizontally when the awning is attached to the building,
a stanchion extending upwardly from an inward end of the sleeve, and a rafter connecting a top of the stanchion to an exterior
end of the sleeve, and

wherein the step of attaching further comprises sliding the sleeve over the post.

US Pat. No. 10,214,836

ACRYLIC COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING A HINDERED AMINE LIGHT STABILIZER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Glen Raven, Inc., Glen R...

1. An acrylic fiber comprising:an acrylonitrile polymer having acrylonitrile units present in an amount of at least 85% by weight of the acrylonitrile polymer; and
a hindered amine light stabilizer;
wherein the hindered amine light stabilizer has a pKa from 4 to 7 and has a water solubility at 20° C. of about 2% w/w or less;
wherein the hindered amine light stabilizer is within the acrylic fiber in an amount of about 0.5% to about 10% by weight of the acrylic fiber and is distributed throughout the polymer matrix of the acrylonitrile polymer;
wherein the acrylonitrile polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyacrylonitrile (PAN), poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinyl acetate) (P(AN-VA)), poly(acrylonitrile-co-methyl acrylate) (P(AN-MA)), poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinyl chloride) (PAN-VC), poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinylidene chloride, poly(acrylonitrile-co-methyl methacrylate), and any combination thereof; and
wherein the hindered amine light stabilizer has a structure represented by Formula (I), Formula (II), Formula (III), or Formula (IV):

wherein:
each X is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl and C1-C20 alkenyl;
L, in each instance, is absent or is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl and C1-C20 alkenyl;
each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C1-C20 alkenyl, —O(C1-C20 alkyl), and —O(C1-C20 alkenyl);
each R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, and C1-C20 alkenyl;
each R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, and C1-C20 alkenyl; and
n is an integer selected from 1 to 50.