James W. Horton - Yulee FL, Russell Verbrugge - Holland MI, Robert Heilman - Byron Center MI, David Skelton - Bartlett TN, Hal Klaus - Highland IL,
52 12, 52 11, 248 481, 248 482
System, device and method for providing screened protection to gutters from clogging debris. Protection is provided by using a panel that includes rain siphoning louvered technology. The louvers may be covered by a filter or screen. If the openings of the louvers are closed to a certain degree, a screen may be dispensed with. The panel is sloped such that debris rolls off a surface of the panel. Additionally, the louvered portion may be domed. The panel ends on one side in a locking mechanism that locks to an outer lip of the gutter and on the other side in a corrugated edge that fits under the overhang of the roof such that it need not be inserted under the shingles.
Russell Verbrugge - Holland MI, David Skelton - Bartlett TN, Hal Klaus - Highland IL, Robert Heilman - Byron Center MI,
248 482, 248 481, 52 11
A hanger bracket for a rainwater deflector in a gutter system comprises channels for holding heater cables, flanges and ribs to strengthen the bracket against bending, and a ledge that captures and holds the lip of a gutter without fasteners. Tabs on one side of the bracket engage a panel of the rainwater deflector, while a mounting hole on the other side of the bracket enables the bracket to be mounted to the fascia after the panel is affixed.