ApplicationNo. 961203 filed on 10/30/1997
US Classes:52/11, COVER WITH SURFACE WATER RECEIVER AT EAVE OR VALLEY52/12, With separator; e.g., strainer52/16, With downspout52/95, With conduit or passage means (e.g., eave vent, insulation shield for eave vent)52/302.1, WALL, CEILING, FLOOR, OR ROOF DESIGNED FOR VENTILATION OR DRAINAGE248/48.1EAVES TROUGH
ExaminersPrimary: Friedman, Carl D.
Assistant: A, Phi Dieu Tran
International ClassE04D 013/064
AbstractThe present invention discloses in certain aspects a gutter system for connection to a structure, the structure having a top, the gutter system for receiving water flowing from the top of the structure, the gutter system having a hollow body member having a length, the hollow body member having a rear member having an upper end and a lower end, at least one step member projecting out and away from the rear member, the at least one step member extending along the length of the hollow body member, the at least one step member having an outer edge and a top surface, a front side connected at a top thereof to the outer edge of the at least one step member and at a bottom thereof to the lower end of the rear member, at least one drain hole through the front side for exit of water from within the hollow body member, and a plurality of fluid flow slots through the hollow body to permit fluid to flow into the hollow body at a lower end of the at least one step member.