Patents Assigned to Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9212487
    Abstract: A single layer roofing material having a headlap portion and a tab portion wherein the headlap portion has a color-value gradient or gradation and the tab portion has tabs and openings. The tabs may have a relatively uniform color. Openings between tabs expose the color gradient of the headlap portion when a first sheet of the roofing material is installed over a second sheet on a structure. A plurality of horizontal striations may be used to establish the desired color-value gradient. An illusion of depth or thickness is created when the roofing material is applied to a structure, such as a roof deck. The amount of tone and contrast may be selected to create the desired illusion of depth or thickness. The amount of contrast may be varied depending upon the color selected for each roofing material. The number of horizontal striations and their width may also be varied to provide the desired color-value gradient. Tab color, shape and size may also be varied to enhance the illusion of depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Larry Scott Reed, John Richie McCaskill, Jr., Michael Allen McLintock, Michael L. Bryson, Daniel Coleman DeJarnette, Michael Scott Kirk
  • Patent number: 8389103
    Abstract: Roofing material consists essentially of a substrate, a hot melt material applied to one side of the substrate, an asphalt material coating the other side of the substrate and roofing granules disposed on said asphalt material coated on the substrate. The hot melt material may be polyethylene, polyethylene-vinyl acetate, polypropylene, polyvinylidene chloride, polyester, nylon and mixtures thereof. The asphalt material may include non-asphaltic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Daniel LaVietes, Michael L. Bryson, Younger Ahluwalia, Margie A Beerer
  • Patent number: 8381489
    Abstract: A system and method for cutting shingles according to which a plurality of cutting blades are mounted on the outer circumference of a cutting cylinder, and the cylinder is rotated with the blades engaging the sheet while effecting relative translational movement between the cylinder and the sheet so that shingles are cut from the sheet upon one rotation of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Freshwater, Olan Leitch
  • Patent number: 8127514
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, Jr., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver
  • Patent number: 8083214
    Abstract: A fastener is configured to affix a first article such as a picket to a second article such as a rail to form a railing or balustrade. The fastener includes a first engaging surface having a maximum diameter configured to engage an interior surface of an opening in the first article and a mating surface configured to mate with the second article. The first engaging surface can have shape selected from cylindrical, ellipsoidal, conical, elliptic conical frustum, pyramidal frustum, and ball and other shapes having cross-sections of rectangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, octagonal and other regular polygons having at least four sides such that good engagement is obtained and the fastener is hidden from view in the assembled railing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David DeRogatis, Kevin Connor
  • Patent number: 7861631
    Abstract: A system and method for cutting shingles according to which a plurality of cutting blades are mounted on the outer circumference of a cutting cylinder, and the cylinder is rotated with the blades engaging the sheet while effecting relative translational movement between the cylinder and the sheet so that shingles are cut from the sheet upon one rotation of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Freshwater, Olan Leitch
  • Patent number: 7851051
    Abstract: An improved roofing material having an upper and lower surface in which a thin layer comprising re-melted polypropylene or other suitable plastic is adhered to at least a portion of its lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. DeJarnette, Richard Allen Chasteen, Jr., Michael L. Bryson
  • Publication number: 20100288991
    Abstract: A fastener is configured to affix a first article such as a picket to a second article such as a rail to form a railing or balustrade. The fastener includes a first engaging surface having a maximum diameter configured to engage an interior surface of an opening in the first article and a mating surface configured to mate with the second article. The first engaging surface can have shape selected from cylindrical, ellipsoidal, conical, elliptic conical frustum, pyramidal frustum, and ball and other shapes having cross-sections of rectangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, octagonal and other regular polygons having at least four sides such that good engagement is obtained and the fastener is hidden from view in the assembled railing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David DeRogatis, Kevin Connor
  • Patent number: 7833371
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, Jr., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver
  • Patent number: 7832176
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are photovoltaic building materials and related methods of manufacturing and installing such materials. In one embodiment, a modular roofing structure comprises a photovoltaic shingle panel having a planar lower surface and an upper surface, and a rigid back member having a length the same as or greater than the length of the shingle panel and attached to the planar lower surface of the shingle panel. The roofing structure also includes at least one electrical contact pad on a lower surface of the back member, and at least one electrical conductor electrically coupled to the shingle panel via the lower surface and passing through the back member and out the lower surface. In such embodiments, the electrical conductor is electrically coupled to the at least one contact pad and extends past a front end of the back member sufficient to electrically contact a contact pad on another back member of a separate modular roofing structure couplable to the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. McCaskill, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 7833383
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a multi-layer nonwoven fiber material, and related methods of manufacturing the material. In one exemplary embodiment, the fiber material includes a first layer of directionally aligned fibers together with a second layer of randomly dispersed fibers dispersed over the first layer. Consistent with one exemplary method for manufacturing a nonwoven fiber material, the method includes dispersing a first plurality of fibers horizontally in one or more predetermined directions, as well as dispersing a second plurality of fibers horizontally in random directions. In such an embodiment, the second plurality of fibers is dispersed over the first plurality of fibers. Moreover, an exemplary embodiment of a roofing shingle employing a nonwoven fiber material as described herein is as disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Wilson, Darrell R. Heine, John J. Andrews, Louis T. Hahn, Matti Kiik
  • Publication number: 20100257806
    Abstract: Fasteners, and related methods, for securing deck boards to a support joist are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fastener comprises a base portion and a cap portion on the base portion. In some embodiments, the base portion includes an opening formed therethrough for receiving a securing device, and legs extending from an upper surface of the base portion and between edges of adjacent deck boards to define a spacing between the adjacent deck boards. The cap portion can include an opening for receiving the securing device therethrough to secure the fastener to the support joist. In addition, the cap portion may include legs extending around the base portion and comprising teeth extending therefrom that bite into grooves formed in the edges of the adjacent deck boards when the securing device secures the fastener to the support joist, thereby securing the deck boards to the support joist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Denby Snell, David DeRogatis, Steve Kiso, Scott Rega, David Porter, Scott Nowatski, Dave Fancher, Greg Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7762533
    Abstract: A fastener is configured to affix a first article such as a picket to a second article such as a rail to form a railing or balustrade. The fastener includes a first engaging surface having a maximum diameter configured to engage an interior surface of an opening in the first article and a mating surface configured to mate with the second article. The first engaging surface can have shape selected from cylindrical, ellipsoidal, conical, elliptic conical frustum, pyramidal frustum, and ball and other shapes having cross-sections of rectangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, octagonal and other regular polygons having at least four sides such that good engagement is obtained and the fastener is hidden from view in the assembled railing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David DeRogatis, Kevin Connor
  • Publication number: 20100124606
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a multi-layer nonwoven fiber material, and related methods of manufacturing the material. In one exemplary embodiment, the fiber material includes a first layer of directionally aligned fibers together with a second layer of randomly dispersed fibers dispersed over the first layer. Consistent with one exemplary method for manufacturing a nonwoven fiber material, the method includes dispersing a first plurality of fibers horizontally in one or more predetermined directions, as well as dispersing a second plurality of fibers horizontally in random directions. In such an embodiment, the second plurality of fibers is dispersed over the first plurality of fibers. Moreover, an exemplary embodiment of a roofing shingle employing a nonwoven fiber material as described herein is as disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul G. Wilson, Darrell R. Heine, John J. Andrews, Louis T. Hahn, Matti Kiik
  • Publication number: 20100123264
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a multi-layer nonwoven fiber material, and related methods of manufacturing the material. In one exemplary embodiment, the fiber material includes a first layer of directionally aligned fibers together with a second layer of randomly dispersed fibers dispersed over the first layer. Consistent with one exemplary method for manufacturing a nonwoven fiber material, the method includes dispersing a first plurality of fibers horizontally in one or more predetermined directions, as well as dispersing a second plurality of fibers horizontally in random directions. In such an embodiment, the second plurality of fibers is dispersed over the first plurality of fibers. Moreover, an exemplary embodiment of a roofing shingle employing a nonwoven fiber material as described herein is as disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul G. Wilson, Darrell R. Heine, John J. Andrews, Louis T. Hahn, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 7678991
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are rigid solar powered photovoltaic (PV) integrated roofing membrane and related methods of manufacturing such a membrane. The disclosed membrane and methods beneficially provide solar power to structures in either off-grid or on-grid connections. The roofing membrane may comprise multiple membrane strips or members having electrically interconnected photovoltaic solar elements. The membrane members preferably have distinct patterns for the solar elements located thereon that provide for coverage of entire sections, upon installation, as well as accommodate interconnections between the solar elements. Moreover, the membrane will appreciate the numerous types of patterns to achieve such purposed of full coverage and electrical coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. McCaskill, C. Daniel Maytubby
  • Patent number: 7678990
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are flexible, solar powered photovoltaic (PV) integrated roofing membrane and related methods of manufacturing such a membrane. The disclosed membrane and methods beneficially provide solar power to structures in either off-grid or on-grid connections. The roofing membrane may comprise multiple membrane strips or members having electrically interconnected photovoltaic solar elements. The membrane members preferably have distinct patterns for the solar elements located thereon that provide for coverage of entire sections, upon installation, as well as accommodate interconnections between the solar elements. Moreover, the membrane will appreciate the numerous types of patterns to achieve such purposed of full coverage and electrical coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. McCaskill, C. Daniel Maytubby
  • Publication number: 20090229217
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, JR., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver
  • Publication number: 20090229211
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, JR., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver
  • Publication number: 20090229210
    Abstract: A multi-layered roofing shingle is described. The layers of the shingle are connected via a mechanical fastener. A method for manufacturing a multi-layered shingle is also described. The method includes aligning the layers of the shingle, and connecting the layers via at least one mechanical fastener. Further described is a multi-layered shingle having layers that are mechanically fastened by deforming one of the layers into one of the other layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: ELK PREMIUM BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Binkley, Perry J. Prudhomme, Frank M. Bartolic, Louis T. Hahn, Daniel C. DeJarnette, Charles M. Reed, Richard Allen Chasteen, Jr., John W. Haughton, J. Gary Falls, Paul G. Wilson, Casimir Paul Weaver