Self cleaning shield

  • US 8,397,436 B2
  • Filed: 03/23/2011
  • Issued: 03/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A gutter shield device for mounting to a rain gutter attached to a building structure, the gutter shield device comprising:

  • an elongated body formed of a continuous sheet of material and comprising;

    a first body portion configured to contact a top front lip of the rain gutter;

    a second body portion configured to contact the building structure; and

    an intermediate body portion disposed between and integrally connected to the first and second body portions by first and second folded portions defining respective receiving channels, the intermediate body portion defining a water receiving area including a plurality of openings; and

    a micro mesh filtering membrane extending over the water receiving area of the intermediate body portion, wherein lateral edges of the filtering membrane are received in the first and second receiving channels.

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