Patents Assigned to Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190292780
    Abstract: A ceiling system is provided for use in a building space having a plurality of walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan J. BAXTER, Samuel D. PAWLAK, Scott D. HARNISH, Ryan D. HANUSCHAK, Nicholas J. FRIEZ, Nathan H. CANFIJN, Marie A. DePAUL, Kain A. PLACE
  • Publication number: 20190270275
    Abstract: A surface covering system, a method of covering a surface, and an apparatus for covering a surface. The surface may be a floor, a wall, or a ceiling. In one embodiment, the surface covering system includes a plurality of panels and an adhesive tape that is configured to detachably couple the panels to the surface. The adhesive tape may include a substrate-side adhesive component, a panel-side adhesive component, and a release component between the substrate-side and panel-side adhesive components. The panels may be detachably coupled to the substrate by the adhesive tape such that at least one adhesive layer of the substrate-side adhesive component is adhered to the substrate, at least one adhesive layer of the panel-side adhesive component is adhered to the rear surfaces of the panels, and the release component is between the substrate-side adhesive component and the panel-side adhesive component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ying CHANG, Michelle WANG
  • Publication number: 20190242611
    Abstract: A ceiling system is provided that has a ceiling structure suspended within a space of a building thereby dividing the space into an occupied space below the ceiling structure and a plenum space above the ceiling structure; a panel structure supported by the ceiling structure and having an opening; a pressurized air passageway aligned with the opening, the pressurized air passageway having an outlet; and an inductive air passageway adjacent the pressurized air passageway, the inductive air passageway having an inlet and an outlet. Wherein the pressurized air passageway and the inductive air passageway are configured such that pressurized air passing through the outlet of the pressurized air passageway induces an induced air flow out of the outlet of the inductive air passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: William H. FRANTZ
  • Publication number: 20190211553
    Abstract: A ceiling system, a ceiling panel, and a method of covering a ceiling support with a plurality of ceiling panels. In one aspect, the invention may be a ceiling system comprising: a plurality of ceiling panels, each of the ceiling panels comprising: an upper face; a lower face opposite the upper face; a first edge, a second edge, a third edge opposite the first edge, and a fourth edge opposite the second edge; each of the first and second edges comprising a tongue; and each of the third and fourth edges comprising a groove; and a plurality of alignment clips, each of the alignment clips comprising a cruciform rib element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Robert A. DUSCHL
  • Publication number: 20190112809
    Abstract: A building panel system is provided. The building panel system include a panel structure having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; a mounting system attached to the panel structure; at least one container detachably coupled to the mounting system at one of a plurality of selectable coupling positions so as to be in conductive thermal cooperation with the first surface of the panel structure; and a phase change material contained within the at least one container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: William H. Frantz
  • Patent number: 9347227
    Abstract: A floating floor system and a floor panel and method for use with the same that includes a snap-fit locking assembly that provides vertical locking between adjacent floor panels to minimize and/or prevent ledging therebetween. In one embodiment, a protuberance and a recess are also provide on the floor panels to provide horizontal locking. The snap-fit locking assembly comprises: a locking member protruding from a first flange and comprising an undercut surface; and a locking slot formed in a second flange. The snap-fit locking assembly is configured so that when the locking member of a first one of the panels is disposed within the locking slot of a second one of the panels, the first and second panels are vertically locked together via mechanical interaction between the undercut surface of the locking member of the first panel and a locking surface of the second flange of the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Ramachandra, Anna J. Totaro
  • Publication number: 20160046094
    Abstract: Described herein are hybrid wood products comprising: a first layer comprising a first thermally compressed cellulosic substrate; a second layer comprising a fiberboard, a wood-plastic composite, or a vinyl composite; and a locking profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: BRIAN BEAKLER, STEVEN BUKOWSKI, SUNIL RAMACHANDRA
  • Publication number: 20150330072
    Abstract: Described herein are acoustical panels, comprising: a substrate; a non-woven veil having an airflow resistance of greater than 45 mks rayls, comprising: from about 20 wt. % to about 60 wt. % glass fibers; from about 40 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of a filler; and from about 110 dry g/m2 to about 135 dry g/m2 of a coating. Methods of making and using the panels are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: ERIC D. KRAGNESS, CHRIS WELLS, OLIVER EBERT, ALFRED WINKLER
  • Publication number: 20150308112
    Abstract: A ceiling system in one embodiment includes a grid support member, a ceiling panel, a torsion spring mounted on the ceiling panel, and a spring clip slideably mounted on the grid support member and configured to retain the spring. The spring clip includes a pair of resilient locking tabs engaging the grid support member to lock the clip to the member, thereby preventing withdrawing the clip from the support member. In one embodiment, the locking tabs form a snap-fit to the grid support member. The spring clip is positionable in a plurality of axial mounting positions on the grid support member to facilitate mounting the ceiling panel. In one embodiment, the grid support member may have a T-shaped cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: DANIEL M. HOLDRIDGE
  • Publication number: 20150240108
    Abstract: Described herein are surface coating composition comprising: a UV curable urethane or acrylate having one or more phosphate ester moieties; and a silicone acrylate; along with methods of making and using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: DONG TIAN, LARRY W. LEININGER, REBECCA L. WINEY
  • Publication number: 20150176275
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for preparing multilayer composites comprising a fiberglass substrate encapsulated, at least in part, by a calendered film; along with products produced from same. The methods improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process and provide a product with improved performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara L. LAUKHUFF, Lawrence C. NEEPER
  • Publication number: 20150165748
    Abstract: A process for forming laminated floor covering product having a relatively thick wear layer. In one embodiment, the process includes heating a base layer sheet which may comprise a plastic material to a first temperature, preheating a wear layer film to a second temperature, and laminating the wear layer film onto the base layer sheet at a first laminating station to form a flooring laminate. The wear layer may be rigid vinyl film (RVF). The foregoing process may be use for producing luxury vinyl tile (LVT). In some embodiments, the process includes embossing the flooring laminate at a second laminating station after the laminating step. In laminate constructions using a RVF wear layer, the process may include heating the flooring laminate to a third temperature between the first and second laminating stations prior to embossing to improve embossing depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kean M. ANSPACH, John R. ESHBACH, JR., Noel L. CRITCHLOW, Eric C. ZIRKEL
  • Publication number: 20150147531
    Abstract: A flooring product is provided with a removable protective grouting film. In one embodiment, the flooring product may be a synthetic polymeric laminated tile. The protective grouting film is releasably adhered to a top surface of the tile and may have a flexible structure. In one arrangement, the protective grouting film is configured to form a protective barrier covering peripheral portions of the tile and leaving an exposed open central portion. The protective grouting film helps prevent grout from contacting the tile making subsequent cleanup easier and quicker. In one embodiment, the tile may be a resilient type synthetic flooring product formed of polyvinyl chloride such as luxury vinyl tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kean M. ANSPACH
  • Publication number: 20150113908
    Abstract: A floating floor system and a floor panel and method for use with the same that includes a snap-fit locking assembly that provides vertical locking between vadjacent floor panels to minimize and/or prevent ledging therebetween. In one embodiment, a protuberance and a recess are also provide on the floor panels to provide horizontal locking. The snap-fit locking assembly comprises: a locking member protruding from a first flange and comprising an undercut surface; and a locking slot formed In a second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sunil Ramachandra, Anna J. Totaro
  • Publication number: 20150069149
    Abstract: An applicator head for a vacuum coating system includes a manifold shell having opposing shell plates, each including a conduit attachment coupled to a shell aperture. An applicator manifold is affixed to each shell plate. Each applicator manifold includes two coupled manifold plates, with one including a manifold aperture, and each is affixed to the respective shell plate so that each manifold aperture aligns with the respective shell aperture. An applicator channel is formed between the manifold plates of each applicator manifold, and the applicator channel is fluidically coupled to the manifold aperture of each respective applicator manifold. Each applicator channel forms an applicator port at a leading edge of each respective applicator manifold, and each leading edge is configured to be complementary in shape to an edge of a workpiece to be coated. First and second face plates are disposed over the leading edges of the applicator manifolds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien NALIN, Scott L. HUNTZINGER
  • Publication number: 20150072077
    Abstract: An applicator head for a vacuum coating system includes two applicator manifolds. Each applicator manifold includes two coupled manifold plates, with one including a manifold aperture, and each is affixed to the respective shell plate so that each manifold aperture aligns with the respective shell aperture. An applicator channel is formed between the manifold plates of each applicator manifold, and the applicator channel is fluidically coupled to the manifold aperture of each respective applicator manifold. Each applicator channel forms an applicator port at a leading edge of each respective applicator manifold, and each leading edge is configured to be complementary in shape to an edge of a workpiece to be coated. One of the leading edges is configured to have different application gaps with respect to different portions of the edge of a workpiece. First and second face plates are disposed over the leading edges of the applicator manifolds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Hartman, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150068448
    Abstract: An applicator head for a vacuum coating system includes two applicator manifolds. Each applicator manifold includes two coupled manifold plates, with one including a manifold aperture, and each is affixed to the respective shell plate so that each manifold aperture aligns with the respective shell aperture. An applicator channel is formed between the manifold plates of each applicator manifold, and the applicator channel is fluidically coupled to the manifold aperture of each respective applicator manifold. Each applicator channel forms an applicator port at a leading edge of each respective applicator manifold, and each leading edge is configured to be complementary in shape to an edge of a workpiece to be coated. First and second face plates are disposed over the leading edges of the applicator manifolds, and each face plate includes a beveled edge disposed over each of the applicator ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott L. HUNTZINGER
  • Publication number: 20150068135
    Abstract: A ceiling-mounting baffle system including vertical panels. In one embodiment, the system includes a suspension bar mountable from a ceiling or other overhead structure and a vertical panel mountable to the suspension bar. The suspension bar includes a plurality of mounting segments spaced axially along the bar. To mount the panels to the suspension bar, the panel includes a hook element which may be disposed proximate to a top of the panel. The hook is configured to detachably engage a mounting segment to secure the panel to the suspension bar. In one embodiment, the hook element is associated with a recurved mounting slot integrally formed in the panel which receives the mounting segment of the suspension bar. The mounting segment is movable through the slot to hook the panel to the suspension bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. WATERS
  • Publication number: 20150069150
    Abstract: An applicator head for a vacuum coating system includes two applicator manifolds. Each applicator manifold includes two coupled manifold plates, with one including a manifold aperture, and each is affixed to the respective shell plate so that each manifold aperture aligns with the respective shell aperture. An applicator channel is formed between the manifold plates of each applicator manifold, and the applicator channel is fluidically coupled to the manifold aperture of each respective applicator manifold. Each applicator channel forms an applicator port at a leading edge of each respective applicator manifold, and each leading edge is configured to be complementary in shape to an edge of a workpiece to be coated. One of the applicator manifolds includes one manifold plate that is wider than the other at the leading edge. First and second face plates are disposed over the leading edges of the applicator manifolds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott L. HUNTZINGER
  • Patent number: D757449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark C. Zeamer