US 9,809,971 B2
Architectural building block
Peter Andrew Roberts, Alfred Station, NY (US); Wanrui He, Alfred, NY (US); Nolan Andrew Jessop, Churchville, NY (US); Sanket T. Patel, Auburn, NY (US); Alexander Karl Wessner, Pineville, PA (US); Nicholas Stephen Roberts, Holland Patent, NY (US); Patrick Richard Byrne, Hamburg, NY (US); Pavel Boyuk, Rochester, NY (US); and Martin Monk, Falmouth, MA (US)
Assigned to Spherical Block LLC, Alfred Station, NY (US)
Filed by Peter Andrew Roberts, Alfred Station, NY (US); Wanrui He, Alfred, NY (US); Nolan Andrew Jessop, Churchville, NY (US); Sanket T. Patel, Auburn, NY (US); Alexander Karl Wessner, Pineville, PA (US); Nicholas Stephen Roberts, Holland Patent, NY (US); Patrick Richard Byrne, Hamburg, NY (US); Pavel Boyuk, Rochester, NY (US); and Martin Monk, Falmouth, MA (US)
Filed on Feb. 25, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/53,986.
Prior Publication US 2017/0247874 A1, Aug. 31, 2017
Int. Cl. E04B 1/02 (2006.01); E04C 1/00 (2006.01); E04B 1/32 (2006.01); E04B 7/10 (2006.01)
CPC E04B 1/02 (2013.01) [E04B 1/32 (2013.01); E04B 7/10 (2013.01); E04C 1/00 (2013.01); E04B 2001/327 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An architectural building block comprising a generally triangular block having an outer wall, an inner wall disposed in substantially parallel configuration with respect to said outer wall and three side walls, said outer wall having an outer wall area and said inner wall having an inner wall area, each side wall adjoining said outer wall and said inner wall, two of said side walls comprising a single inverse mirror plane disposed on each of said two of said side walls and each of said side walls further comprises a channel connecting said outer wall and said inner wall, said channel is configured for accommodating a tensile element, wherein at least one said side wall is configured to be positionable so as to mate with a side wall of an adjacently disposed block, whereby a curved structure may be constructed as a result of coupling a plurality of blocks identical to said architectural building block on said side walls to form a dihedral angle between each set of two blocks of said plurality of blocks identical to said architectural building block.