Patents Assigned to CertainTeed Corporation
  • Patent number: 10221575
    Abstract: A siding product is disclosed and includes a panel having a plurality of simulated courses of simulated shingles including a front, back, top, bottom and sides. The siding product also includes a hanger clip that extends from the front of the panel and a butt leg that extends from the back of the panel. The butt leg is configured to engage the hanger clip of a lower panel in two courses of panels. Further, the siding product includes a fastener slot having a fastener plane of reference and only one fastener depth stop (FDS) that abuts the fastener slot. The only one FDS comprising a stop plane of reference displaced forward from the fastener plane of reference by at least about 0.030 inches, and not greater than about 0.125 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen W. Steffes, Robert D. Shaw, Brian W. Kirn, David J. Stucky
  • Patent number: 10214908
    Abstract: A roofing product can include a substrate and a heater. The roofing product may be placed along portions of a roof where heat can help to reduce the likelihood of water freezing into ice while along a roof. In an embodiment, a hinge can be used in a roofing product to aid in folding of the roofing product or to retain a non-planar shape of the roofing product. The roofing product may or may not include a self-adhesive backing. A roofing product can include plurality of heaters that can provide sufficient heating should a particular heater fail. Method of fabricating the roofing product can be adapted for a fabrication line that can operate continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Stephen A. Koch, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10214449
    Abstract: Dark colored roofing granules include an inert base particle coated with a composition including a metal silicate, a non-clay latent heat reactant, and a dark colored but solar reflective pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Thomas McShea, Ming Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: 10217242
    Abstract: A system for visualization of a building material on a building, the system adapted to provide a rendered image having a ?E, as measured according to a Color Test, of less than 10, less than 8, less than 6, less than 5, less than 4, less than 3, less than 2, or even less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rachel Z. Pytel, Gregory F. Jacobs, Robert L Jenkins, Alex C. Nash, Anthony Jouanin, Brice Dubost, Simon Mazoyer, Minas R. Apelian, Conor P. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10208482
    Abstract: A siding product may include a panel having a substantially rectangular structure with a simulated pattern on a front face thereof. The panel may be formed from a polymer and may include color variegation. The panel may have a hollow back and be a single shake configuration that does not simulate more than one shake or more than one course of siding. The siding product may include a panel having a front face with a simulated pattern. The panel can include a hollow back, 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 can have a plurality of reinforcement ribs on the hollow back that extend longitudinally in the x-direction and transversely in the z-direction. In a version, none of the reinforcement ribs extend laterally in the y-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen W. Steffes, Brian W. Kirn, David J. Stucky
  • Patent number: 10167627
    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: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Peet, Bertrand Heurtefeu, Nicole Love, Antoine Diguet
  • Patent number: 10125495
    Abstract: A roof covering material is provided, as well as its method of manufacture, wherein a substrate, preferably of a fibrous material is provided, with a bituminous material, preferably asphalt coating, on opposite surfaces thereof, with granules being applied to an upper surface thereof and at least partially embedded in the bituminous material, and with a discontinuous top layer applied to the granule/bituminous material. The discontinuous top layer is preferably a polymeric material, and openings are provided therein, for passage of fluids therethrough, to avoid moisture, volatiles, and other fluid materials from being trapped beneath the top layer. Various techniques for application of the various materials, and for chemical treatment, are likewise provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Ming Liang Shiao, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10119004
    Abstract: A method of producing a foam is disclosed. The method includes providing an epoxy-containing compound, a cationic catalyst, an optional blowing agent, and at least one additive. The method further includes combining the epoxy-containing compound with the cationic catalyst, the optional blowing agent, and the at least one additive, wherein the epoxy-containing compound and the cationic catalyst react to polymerize the epoxy-containing compound to provide the foam having a density from about 0.3 lbs/ft3 to about 5.0 lbs/ft3 as measured by ASTM D1622. Further disclosed are the foam and a method for installing the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zoran S. Petrovic, Ivan J. Javni, Mihail Ionescu, Ivana Cvetkovic, Alisa Zlatanic, Nikola Bilic, Kwangjin Song, DooPyo Hong, John J. Bozek, Murray S. Toas
  • Patent number: 10094115
    Abstract: A roofing product can include roofing granules, wherein the roofing granules include base particles and a coating covering the base particles. The base particles are sintered. The coating has a depth of penetration into an outside surface of at least about 0.5% of an average radius of the base particles. In an embodiment, the coating has a depth of penetration into an outside surface of at least about 2.5 microns into the base particles. Further included is a process of forming the roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Liang Shiao, Jennifer A. Millberg, Tihana Fuss-Dezelic
  • Patent number: 10053865
    Abstract: An exterior surface covering has a colored outer layer that transmits infrared radiation and an inner layer with a thermochromic pigment that absorbs heat at low temperature and reflects at high temperatures. The outer layer conceals the color change of the thermochromic pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao, Keith C. Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20180171637
    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: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Keith C. Hong, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9998067
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module includes an encapsulated photovoltaic element and an infrared-transmissive decorative overlay simulating conventional roofing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Ming Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: 9980480
    Abstract: Biocidal roofing granules are prepared by providing a mineral core and at least one biocidal photocatalytic metal oxide. A gel-forming inorganic coating medium is prepared and used to coat the mineral core to form a coating layer having a porous network on the mineral core, and the at least one biocidal photocatalytic metal oxide is disposed in the porous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Sophie Vanpoulle, Van Nhan Nguyen, Alexandra Dekoninck
  • Patent number: 9945124
    Abstract: A shingle underlayment system includes a waterproofing shingle underlayment, drip edge member, and one or more adhesive sealing strips integrated in a single product. The waterproofing shingle underlayment includes a top surface and an adhesive bottom surface. The drip edge member comprises an in-roof portion and an overhang portion, with the in-roof portion affixed to the top surface of the waterproofing shingle underlayment. The one or more adhesive sealing strips are located above the drip edge member on the top surface of the waterproofing shingle underlayment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S Baker
  • Patent number: 9914839
    Abstract: A coating dispersion or building article can include titanium dioxide, and a dihydrazide. The coating dispersion or building article can further include calcium carbonate, calcined aluminum silicate, acrylic polymers, and a fluoroalkyl polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Darran L. Martin, Alan L. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9909316
    Abstract: Disclosed are solar-reflective roofing and other building materials having high reflectance of near-infrared radiation and high transmission of radiation in the visible light range and a substantial emissivity so as to reduce the heat island effects experienced by the articles while also maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Also disclosed are related methods for fabrication of such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emilie Viasnoff, Ming-Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: D815760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex C. Nash, Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: D818151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neil J. Sexton, Brian W. Kirn, Ryan L. Applegate
  • Patent number: D837038
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Ndobo-Epoy, Jerome Arul, Andrew Clyde Brandt, Todd P. Dinoia, Luc Pierre Vitry, Conor Patrick McDonald
  • Patent number: D843601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen W. Steffes, David J. Stucky