Patents Assigned to Andersen Corporation
  • Patent number: 10968687
    Abstract: Compound fenestration assembly mull joints, compound fenestration assemblies using those mull joints, and methods of making and using the same are described herein. The mull joints in compound fenestration assemblies as described herein use universal joining strips to form both sides of a mull joint, as well as other universal components such as, e.g., corner gussets, locator plates, end plugs, seal members, etc. that may be used as needed to form mull joints as required in a compound fenestration assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kelley, Duane Fier, Jeremiah Boe, Jon Dekko
  • Patent number: 10968674
    Abstract: Tilt latch apparatus and sashes incorporating the same are described herein. The tilt latch apparatus tilt latch apparatus may provide a convenient mechanism for a user to release the tilt latches on a sash with one hand while controlling movement (e.g., rotation) of the sash with another hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Johnson, Sean Grainger, Todd Bruchu
  • Patent number: 10916234
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems with active sound canceling properties, fenestration units with active sound canceling properties, retrofit units with active sound canceling properties and related methods. In an embodiment a system can include a sound cancellation device include a sensing element to detect vibration of a transparent pane and/or a sound input device configured to detect sound incident on the transparent pane, as well as a vibration generator configured to vibrate the transparent pane and a sound cancellation control module. The sound cancellation control module can evaluate the detected vibration of the transparent pane at two or more discrete frequency bands. The sound cancellation control module can cause the vibration generator to vibrate the transparent pane causing destructive interference with sound waves at the two or more discrete frequency bands. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Plummer, Todd Robert Duberstein, Kevin T. Ferenc
  • Patent number: 10895101
    Abstract: Adaptable fenestration frame members, fenestration units using the frame members, and methods of adapting the fenestration frame members. The adaptable fenestration frame members provide a construction that is adaptable for use in both pocket and non-pocket installations by including an adaptation channel forming an outside corner along one edge of the fenestration frame member. Removal of the outside corner converts that portion of the frame member from an outside corner to an inside corner, thus adapting the frame member for use in a pocket installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Johnson, Todd Bruchu
  • Patent number: 10865598
    Abstract: Hinged window drive systems and window assemblies incorporating them provide for a combination of powered or motorized operation in addition to manual operation using a hand crank, with the opportunity for a user to switch between motorized operation and manual operation as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Chad Wernlund, David Plummer
  • Patent number: 10851572
    Abstract: Sliding fenestration systems that compensate for changes in opening height after installation and methods of installing such sliding fenestration systems are described herein. The head track of a sliding fenestration system moves vertically relative to the bottom of the building opening to compensate for changes in building opening height while still maintaining lateral support for the panels in the sliding fenestration system by virtue of a direct connection between the head track and the top of the building opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Scott Flynn
  • Patent number: 10801256
    Abstract: Glazing units including a cartridge cavity outside of a seal that is located between the first and second panes to form a closed interior volume within the glazing unit are described herein, along with sashes, panels, window assemblies, and/or doors that may incorporate the glazing units. A control unit provided in a cartridge housing located in the cartridge cavity may be operably connected to one or more connected devices to provide any number of a variety of functions such as, e.g., sound control/production, optical effects, thermal effects, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: David D. Plummer
  • Patent number: 10760329
    Abstract: Fenestration unit frames with integral mull posts and methods of making the same are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Maas, Joseph Guy Reithmeyer, Duane Fier, Shawn Miller
  • Patent number: 10713699
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating customized guide materials associated with a product include a computing device that receives user input information associated with the product. The user input information includes a plurality of user selected options. A plurality of rules define the relationships between each specific combination of user selectable options a pre-defined set of guide modules from among a plurality of guide modules that are relevant to that specific combination of options selected by the user. The guide modules may include textual information, image information, audio information and/or video information. The customized guide materials are generated based on the pre-defined set of guide modules, and may be output for presentation on a user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Lien, Justin M. Glorvigen, Jerry L. Berget, Brian A. Cianciolo
  • Patent number: 10648223
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to window spacer assemblies including surfaces with relatively high surface energy. In an embodiment, a window spacer assembly is included. The window spacer assembly including a spacer body having an inner surface, an outer surface, and lateral surfaces. The window spacer assembly further includes a first sealant disposed on the lateral surfaces. Portions of the window spacer assembly such as an outer surface or lateral surface of the spacer body and/or a moisture vapor barrier layer disposed over the outer surface can be treated to have a higher surface energy. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Katherine April Stephan Graham, Brian Patrick Parker, Robert Joseph Wolf
  • Patent number: 10626664
    Abstract: Compound fenestration assembly mull joints, compound fenestration assemblies using those mull joints, and methods of making and using the same are described herein. The mull joints in compound fenestration assemblies as described herein use universal joining strips to form both sides of a mull joint, as well as other universal components such as, e.g., corner gussets, locator plates, end plugs, seal members, etc. that may be used as needed to form mull joints as required in a compound fenestration assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kelley, Duane Fier, Jeremiah Boe, Jon Dekko
  • Patent number: 10604988
    Abstract: Adaptable fenestration frame members, fenestration units using the frame members, and methods of adapting the fenestration frame members. The adaptable fenestration frame members provide a construction that is adaptable for use in both pocket and non-pocket installations by including an adaptation channel forming an outside corner along one edge of the fenestration frame member. Removal of the outside corner converts that portion of the frame member from an outside corner to an inside corner, thus adapting the frame member for use in a pocket installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig Johnson, Todd Bruchu
  • Patent number: 10550257
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include compositions, extruded articles, and methods of making the same. In an embodiment, an extruded article is included. The extruded article can include an extruded segment comprising a first composition. The first composition can include a polymer resin, particles and fibers. The fibers can be disposed within the first composition exhibiting a substantially non-aligned directional orientation. In an embodiment, an extruded article is included having a first portion comprising a first composition having a first fiber orientation and a second portion comprising a second composition having a second fiber orientation. The first composition can include a polymer resin and fibers. The second composition can include a polymer resin, particles and fibers. The fibers of the second composition can be oriented more randomly than the fibers of the first composition. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Dean Peterson, Jessica Kathryn Ehrlichmann, Patrick Jerome Gronlund
  • Patent number: 10538948
    Abstract: Tilt latch apparatus and sashes incorporating the same are described herein. The tilt latch apparatus tilt latch apparatus may provide a convenient mechanism for a user to release the tilt latches on a sash with one hand while controlling movement (e.g., rotation) of the sash with another hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig Johnson, Sean Grainger, Todd Bruchu
  • Patent number: 10526835
    Abstract: Door systems and door hardware components are described herein, along with methods of installing the door systems and components. The door systems include a bottom spacer that racks the door system in an opening in which the door system is being installed to facilitate proper spacing of the door after removal of the bottom spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelly Hemping, Jesse Baldwin, Korey Gearhart
  • Patent number: 10422173
    Abstract: Interlock assemblies for sliding fenestration systems that provide for adjustment of the position and/or shape of the interlock assemblies and methods of adjusting the position and/or shape of the interlock assemblies are described herein. The interlock assemblies for sliding fenestration systems may be adjusted after installation to accommodate changes in the position and/or shape of the sides of building opening on which a stationary interlock structure is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon Dekko, Duane Fier, John Flynn, Michael E. Schmidt, Adam Richard Rietz
  • Patent number: 10329831
    Abstract: A laminated glass retention system for securing a laminated glass subassembly within a window sash or frame member or door panel or similar component includes a retention member applied to the laminated glass subassembly. The retention member generally can include a leg portion that engages of the laminated glass subassembly, and can further include a base portion that is coupled to the frame member in which the laminated glass subassembly is seated. The retention member helps retain the insulating glass subassembly within its frame member when subjected to high winds and wind-borne debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Weiss, Clifford W. MacDonald, Loren M. Jacot, Joseph Guy Reithmeyer, James Guhl, Duane Fier, Scott Thom
  • Patent number: 10317247
    Abstract: The fenestration unit monitoring apparatus with tethers are configured to retrofit an existing fenestration unit to incorporate components that are capable of monitoring the locked or unlocked status of the existing lock assembly and/or the panel position status of a movable panel of the fenestration unit. The fenestration unit monitoring apparatus include a lock status sensor located on a tether such that the lock status sensor can be positioned within an existing fenestration unit lock assembly when a monitor housing of the fenestration unit monitoring apparatus is located on the fenestration unit adjacent the fenestration unit lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad Wernlund, David Plummer
  • Patent number: 10234307
    Abstract: Fenestration unit monitoring apparatus configured to retrofit an existing fenestration unit to incorporate components that are capable of monitoring the locked or unlocked status of the existing lock assembly and/or the panel position status of a movable panel of the fenestration unit. The fenestration unit monitoring apparatus described herein may provide a relatively easy and aesthetically pleasing option to monitor the lock status and/or panel status of an existing fenestration unit with an existing lock assembly already located thereon. The fenestration unit monitoring apparatus may be inserted into an existing lock assembly slot in a frame member of an existing fenestration unit that already contains a lock assembly without requiring removal of the lock assembly from the lock assembly slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross McGruder, Chris Buege
  • Patent number: 10233688
    Abstract: Compound fenestration assembly mull joints, compound fenestration assemblies using those mull joints, and methods of making and using the same are described herein. The mull joints in compound fenestration assemblies as described herein use universal joining strips to form both sides of a mull joint, as well as other universal components such as, e.g., corner gussets, locator plates, end plugs, seal members, etc. that may be used as needed to form mull joints as required in a compound fenestration assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kelley, Duane Fier, Jeremiah Boe, Jon Dekko