Patents Assigned to CertainTeed Corporation
  • Patent number: 10597306
    Abstract: Photocatalytic roofing granules include a binder and inert mineral particles, with photocatalytic particles dispersed in the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10589503
    Abstract: A method of making the asphalt shingles includes applying a substrate to a layer of shingle-forming material, the substrate having indicators at predetermined spaced-apart distances, with the indicators being sensed as the shingle-forming layer is moved along a predetermined path, with adhesive zones being applied to the shingle such that the application of the adhesive zones is synchronized in response to sensing the locations of the indicators, and with the shingle-forming layer then being cut into individual shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10584493
    Abstract: A roofing shingle may include a shingle body having a buttlap portion with a butt edge and a headlap portion. An exposure zone may extend from the butt edge toward the headlap portion and may be configured to be exposed to the environment when the roofing shingle is installed on a roof. The butt edge may be variegated and may include at least one tab. A first shadowline may be on at least a portion of the at least one tab. A second shadowline may be in the exposure zone. The first and second shadowlines may differ from each other in at least one aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10563406
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to roofing products. The present invention relates more particularly to roofing products for use with photovoltaic elements, and to photovoltaic systems that include one or more photovoltaic elements is joined to a roofing substrate. In one embodiment, a roofing product includes a flexible roofing substrate having a top surface, the top surface having one or more receptor zones thereon, each receptor zone being adapted to receive one or more photovoltaic elements, each receptor zone having a different surfacing than the area of the top surface adjacent to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Wayne E. Shaw, Peter Chihlas
  • Patent number: 10560048
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates particularly to photovoltaic roofing systems for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy, specifically, the use of bottom flashings in such systems. Methods for installing such systems and replacing non-photovoltaic roofing elements in such systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher C. Fisher, Robert L. Jenkins, Robin M. Duarte
  • Patent number: 10550574
    Abstract: A method of forming an asphalt mixture includes mixing a polyol with a bio-source material to form a bio-asphalt. The method can further include mixing the bio-asphalt with a bitumen source different from the bio-asphalt to form an asphalt mixture. The bio-source material can include an oil, such as a vegetable oil, an animal fat, or any combination thereof. The bitumen source can include a petroleum-based asphalt. The method can further include adding a modifier, such as a fatty acid, a polycarboxylic acid, a polyacrylic acid, a polyacrylate comprising a copolymer, or any combination thereof. Moreover, a roofing grade asphalt mixture includes a bio-asphalt. The bio-asphalt includes an alkyd, wherein the alkyd is a reaction product of a polyol and a bio-source material. The roofing grade asphalt mixture further includes a bitumen source material and particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs, Rajesh Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10550568
    Abstract: An insulation system for hanging insulation in a truss is disclosed and includes a first rail configured to be installed on a first truss and a second rail configured to be installed on a second truss spaced apart from the first truss. A first cavity is established between the first rail and the second rail. Further, the first cavity is configured to receive and engage a first insulation batt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Ndobo-Epoy, Jerome Arul, Andrew Clyde Brandt, Todd P. Dinoia, Luc Pierre Vitry, Conor Patrick McDonald, David M. Pacana
  • Patent number: 10544580
    Abstract: A corner siding product may include a plurality of panels. Each panel may include a front face with a simulated pattern and an inner wall formed along a perimeter of the panel. The corner siding product may further include a clip that is configured engage each panel to hold the panels together and form a corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Stucky, Stephen W. Steffes
  • Patent number: 10544590
    Abstract: A synthetic starter tile for an angled roof interface can include a non-planar body defining a longitudinal axis. The body can include an overlap edge perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, an exposed edge opposite the overlap edge, an overlap portion extending from the overlap edge, and an exposed portion extending from the overlap portion to the exposed edge. The exposed edge can form at least one acute compound angle, ACA, with respect to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10544593
    Abstract: A siding panel includes a hanger section adjacent to an upper edge and a lower locking section adjacent to a lower edge. When installed, the lower locking section of an upper siding panel partially overlaps, extends into, and interlocks with a hanger section of a lower siding panel in an interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashley A. Schultz, Christopher Michael Colyn, David J. Stucky, Robert D. Shaw, Greg Holland
  • Patent number: 10526787
    Abstract: A roofing shingle has a shingle body with at least a top layer having a buttlap portion with a butt edge and a headlap portion. An exposure zone extends from the butt edge toward the headlap portion and is configured to be exposed to the environment when the roofing shingle is installed on a roof. A shadow formation may be located in the exposure zone of the top layer. The shadow formation and the exposure zone differ from each other in at least one aspect, such as color. The top layer may be substantially rectangular and have no tabs formed along the butt edge. A thickness of the exposure zone and a thickness of the shadow formation may be substantially identical. The shadow formation may be a simulated cut out, slit or slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Michael D. Shreve
  • Patent number: 10527261
    Abstract: A cross member of a T bar ceiling system is designed to be part of the ceiling grid system and adapted to releasably receive a strip light beneath the cross T member. The strip light provides support flanges beneath the T member for supporting a ceiling panel edge at the conventional height. With this arrangement the grid system can be installed in the normal manner with these cross T's at positions where strip lights are to be secured. The strip lights can be installed at a later point in time. Preferably a push type releasable connection is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald White, Martin Daniel Gerkes
  • Patent number: 10508435
    Abstract: A weather resistive barrier (WRB) for the exterior protection of building substrates can have a water vapor permeability that decreases with increasing temperature. In an embodiment, the WRB includes a coating comprising a LCST polymer, and may further include a second polymer. The WRB can be part of a building assembly, part of a sheet, or a sheet itself, the sheet having an air permeability of less than 0.02 L/(s m2) at a pressure of 75 Pa. Furthermore a liquid coating composition can include a LCST polymer and a second polymer, wherein the liquid coating composition can be adapted that a solid coating formed by the liquid coating composition has an air permeability of less than 0.02 L/(s m2) at a pressure of 75 Pa and a water vapor permeability that decreases with increasing temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Peet, Bertrand Heurtefeu, Nicole Love, Antoine Diguet
  • Patent number: 10487515
    Abstract: A siding product is disclosed and includes a panel comprising a front with a simulated wood grain, a hollow back opposite the front, a longitudinal length extending in an x-direction, a lateral width extending in a y-direction, and a transverse depth extending in a z-direction. The panel includes a hanger clip on the front that has a hanger clip length that extends longitudinally in the x-direction, the hanger clip length is at least about 50% of the longitudinal length of the panel, and a butt leg on the hollow back. Moreover, the butt leg of the panel is configured to engage the hanger clip of a lower panel without interlocking, such that they do not engage each other with positive snap action engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen W. Steffes, Robert D. Shaw, Brian W. Kirn, David J. Stucky
  • Patent number: 10454408
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 10443241
    Abstract: Solar-reflective roofing granules having improved solar heat-resistance are formed by coating colored mineral particles with a coating composition including titanium dioxide nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Keith C. Hong, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D868295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex C. Nash, Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D869944
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kim Dupont-Madinier, Conor Patrick McDonald
  • Patent number: D871615
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen W. Steffes, David J. Stucky
  • Patent number: D873652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kim Dupont-Madinier, Conor Patrick McDonald