Patents Assigned to CertainTeed Corporation
  • Patent number: 9682888
    Abstract: Provided are construction material granules. In one embodiment, the granules include a core enclosed by a layer comprising a conductive material and a layer comprising a dielectric material. Also provided are related methods of constructing such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Regine Faure
  • Patent number: 9677277
    Abstract: A roofing product can include a ceramic base material and a recycled roofing material. In a particular embodiment, an open structure of the ceramic base material is filled with a bituminous material that has no greater than approximately 5 weight % of abrasive particles or 0.1 weight % metal content. The recycled roofing material can be disposed along one or both sides of the ceramic base material. The bituminous material may have a characteristic particle size that is smaller than a characteristic particle size of the recycled roofing material. In another embodiment, the roofing product having the recycled roofing material can have tear strength characteristics as compared to a different roofing product having a substantially the same construction but having abrasive particles embedded within the ceramic base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Paul A. Benensky
  • Patent number: 9670677
    Abstract: A roofing granule can include a base particle having a base material and a layer covering the base particle of the roofing granule. The layer can has a first material and a second material that includes a metal carbonate, wherein the first and second materials include a same metal element, and the base material is different from the first material. In a process of forming the roofing granule, the layer can have pores. The process can include infiltrating a fluid into the pores of the layer while the base particle is present and adjacent to the layer, wherein the fluid includes a carbonate. The process can further include reacting the carbonate with a metal compound within the layer to form a metal carbonate within the layer. The roofing granules can be used in roofing products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9657479
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied when the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 9650466
    Abstract: A composite material includes, in an exemplary embodiment a polyurethane foam and a plurality of inorganic particles dispersed therein. The polyurethane foam is formed from a reaction mixture that includes a first polyether polyol having a first molecular weight and a functionality of about 3 or less, a second polyether polyol having a second molecular weight less than the first molecular weight and a functionality of greater than about 3, and at least one isocyanate. The ratio of an amount of the first polyol in the reaction mixture to an amount of the second polyol in the reaction mixture is between about 1:1 to about 5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fyodor A. Shutov
  • Patent number: 9631367
    Abstract: A roofing product has a substrate having a binder layer and roofing granules on a majority of the binder layer, such that an exposed portion of the binder layer does not have the roofing granules. In addition, particles may be located on the exposed portion of the binder layer. The particles are smaller in size than the roofing granules, and the reflective particles have a solar reflectance of greater than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, George Gregory Wattman
  • Patent number: 9617412
    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: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
  • Patent number: 9593488
    Abstract: A roof panel includes a planar body having top and bottom edges, with a downturn edge extending therebetween, and an opposing channel edge. The downturn edge overlays a channel edge of an adjacent panel. The bottom edge overlays a top edge of another adjacent panel. A plurality of courses extends between the channel and downturn edges. Each course includes a nesting ridge to receive the downturn edge of an adjacent panel and to position a top surface of the panel flush with adjacent panels. Surface channels and contoured ridges are defined within each course. A drain aperture of the drip edge aligns with an adjacent channel edge to direct material through the drain aperture and onto adjacent panels. A gable member engages an edge when the panel has one or fewer laterally adjacent panels, wherein the gable member is flush with the adjacent planar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig Scott Rasmussen, Donald Mark Wilkinson, Marc Richard Spetoskey, Mark Allen Bredeweg, Nick Kooyer, Mark Armock, Brad Walbridge, Austin Harms
  • Patent number: 9592482
    Abstract: A system for processing material has a power supply and a machine having a hopper for receiving and passing material to an auger. The auger has a shaft with an axis about which it rotates, a helical flighting mounted to the shaft, pins mounted to the helical flighting, and paddles mounted to the shaft. The radial outer edge of the helical flighting is crenelated with periodic notches that form rectangular blades on the helical flighting. The pins are rotationally and angularly aligned with leading edges of the rectangular blades. The system may include a vehicle, such as a trailer, having first and second compartments separated by a partition. The power supply is located in the first compartment and has a power supply member extending though the partition. The machine is located in the second compartment and coupled to the power supply member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tony S. Piotrowski, Jack D. Coulter, Bruce A. Hartzell
  • Patent number: 9580902
    Abstract: A fire resistant roofing material includes a core sheet and a sheet of conductive material having a thermal conductivity greater than about 25 W/m-K. The sheet of conductive material is coextensively bonded with the core sheet, and coated with a polymer-modified bituminous material having fire-resistant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Barbara McDonough
  • Patent number: 9579832
    Abstract: A method of shortening cycle time required to compression mold shingle or tile is provided, wherein carrier plates are comprised of a surface material and a base, and receive a thermoplastic material, thereon. The roofing material is applied to the carrier plate and the carrier plate is subjected to induction heating, by which its surface material has its temperature raised, without substantially raising the temperature of the carrier plate base, such that the thermoplastic material applied thereto is kept heated in the compression mold. Cooling of the thermoplastic material is by heat transfer from the carrier plate surface material to the carrier plate base, and with both materials having good heat conduction capability. The carrier plate surface material has a high receptivity to being heated by induction heating relative the carrier plate base. The carrier plates are serially delivered through the process, to the compression mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Kevin MacKinnon, David Nelson, Nolan Loy Son, Trevor Reeve
  • Patent number: 9580357
    Abstract: A coating composition including an inorganic sol material and an organic colorant is applied to mineral particles and cured at a temperature less than 200 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Van Nhan Nguyen, Emmanuel Garre, Sean Zhou
  • Patent number: 9567466
    Abstract: A roofing granule can include a material including a transition metal carbonate; a mixed metal carbonate, wherein at least one metal within the mixed metal carbonate includes a transition metal; a first metal carbonate and a second metal compound, wherein the first and second metals are different metal elements; a third metal carbonate and silica; or any combination thereof. A process of forming a roofing granule can include providing a base particle having pores, and infiltrating a fluid into the pores of the base particle, wherein the fluid includes a carbonate. The process can further include reacting the carbonate with a metal compound within the base particle to form a metal carbonate, wherein the roofing granule comprises a material that includes the metal carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory F. Jacobs, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: 9540544
    Abstract: A method of forming an asphalt mixture can include mixing a bio-source material and a bitumen source to form a bitumen mixture. The bitumen mixture can be mixed with a catalyst to form the asphalt mixture. Particles can be added to the asphalt mixture to form a roofing-grade asphalt mixture. In an embodiment, the bitumen source material can have a softening point of at least approximately 93° C. and a penetration distance no greater than approximately 25 dmm. In another embodiment, the roofing-grade asphalt mixture can have a softening point of at least approximately 104° C., a penetration distance no greater than approximately 12 dmm, a viscosity of at least approximately 3000 cps at a temperature of 204° C., or any combination thereof. The asphalt mixture can be applied to a base material to form a roofing product. The asphalt mixture can be applied as a pavement product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Keith Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs, Rajesh Ranjan
  • Patent number: 9540820
    Abstract: A multilayer roofing sheet includes a laminate formed from an upper sheet having a textured lower surface and a lower sheet having a fusible upper surface mechanically interlocked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9540816
    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 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: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Michael D. Shreve
  • Patent number: 9540822
    Abstract: Roofing granules are prepared by coating granule cores with a coating material including composite nanoparticles and curing the coating layer to dissolve the aggregate binder and disperse the nanoparticles in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Gregory F. Jacobs, Sean X. Zhou
  • Patent number: 9534293
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is a process for obtaining a material comprising a substrate at least part of whose surface and at least one of whose faces is based on organic compounds, the said process being implemented at atmospheric pressure comprises moreover the following stages: In the immediate vicinity of the said substrate a zone containing active species of a non-thermal plasma is created; into the said zone is injected at least one precursor of a chemical element so as to deposit upon at least one face of the said substrate (at least part of whose surface comprises an organic compound base), a first thin layer capable of protecting the said substrate against oxidation reactions, specifically those due to radicals. A further purpose of the invention is the material obtainable according to this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Sophie Besson, Maxime Duran, Emmanuel Garre, Carole Gentilhomme, Emilie Viasnoff, Corinne Victor, Thierry Gay
  • Patent number: 9534402
    Abstract: A trim assembly may include a starter strip having a first fastener hem configured to receive a fastener, a starter flange extending from the first fastener hem, and a first rib extending from the starter flange. A fastener flange having a second fastener hem may be configured to receive a second fastener. The fastener flange can include a second rib extending from the second fastener hem. A trim having a first slot may be configured to receive the first rib and be mounted to the starter strip, and a second slot configured to receive the second rib and be mounted to the fastener flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert D. Shaw
  • Patent number: D776833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig Scott Rasmussen, Donald Mark Wilkinson, Marc Richard Spetoskey, Austin Timothy Harms, Bradley John Walbridge, Mark Allen Bredeweg