Patents by Inventor Charles J. Horner, Jr.

Charles J. Horner, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8119548
    Abstract: Nanosilver for use as a biocide in coated fibrous substrate facers and other construction and/or building substrates, for protection against bacteria (particularly cyanobacteria), fungi, molds, algae and other bio-organisms known to deface and/or adversely affect such building materials. Facers referred to are commonly used in the construction industry as exposed surfaces for insulation and sheathing boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Horner, Jr., Ajay Kumar, Kenneth R. Nieradka
  • Patent number: 6913816
    Abstract: This invention relates to a low fiber, pliable composite mat product suitable for use in the construction industry, particularly as an interlayer in roofing between a weathering course, e.g. a shingle and structural decking, e.g. plywood, which is a dry preformed fiber mat containing a binder for the fibers, preferably a preformed glass mat, surfaced or coated on both sides with a prefoamed composition which contains a cured polymer latex, and, preferably, a foam sustaining amount of a surfactant and a flame retarding and/or strengthening amount of a mineral filler, and also to the use and process for the preparation of the above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: William K. Longcor, IV, Charles J. Horner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6774071
    Abstract: This invention relates to a low fiber, plyable facer suitable for use in the construction industry, particularly for insulation board manufacture, comprising a dry preformed fiber mat containing a binder for the fibers, preferably a preformed glass mat, coated with a prefoamed composition which contains a polymer latex, a foam sustaining amount of a surfactant and a flame retarding and/or strengthening amount of a mineral filler and also to the use and process for the preparation of the above as well as to a siding underlayment or insulation board having a foamed, thermosetting resin core which is surfaced with said facer as a product for commercial use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Horner, Jr., William K. Longcor, IV, Lorin J. Lichten
  • Patent number: 6368991
    Abstract: This invention relates to a low fiber, plyable facer suitable for use in the construction industry, particularly for insulation board manufacture, comprising a dry preformed fiber mat containing a binder for the fibers, preferably a preformed glass mat, coated with a prefoamed composition which contains a thixotropic polymer latex, a foam sustaining amount of a surfactant and a flame retarding and/or strengthening amount of a mineral filler and also to the use and process for the preparation of the above as well as to a siding underlayment or insulation board having a foamed, thermosetting resin core which is surfaced with said facer as a product for commercial use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Horner, Jr., Frank S. Franzyshen, Murray S. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6365533
    Abstract: This invention relates to a low fiber, plyable facer suitable for use in the construction industry, particularly for insulation board manufacture, comprising a dry preformed fiber mat containing a binder for the fibers, preferably a preformed glass mat, coated with a prefoamed composition which contains a thixotropic polymer latex, a foam sustaining amount of a surfactant and a flame retarding and/or strengthening amount of a mineral filler and also to the use and process for the preparation of the above as well as to a siding underlayment or insulation board having a foamed, thermosetting resin core which is surfaced with said facer as a product for commercial use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corportion
    Inventors: Charles J. Horner, Jr., Frank S. Franzyshen, Murray S. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5776841
    Abstract: This invention concerns a light weight sheet felt material suitable for use as roof and siding underlayment and insulation board facing which comprises on a dry basis(a) 60-80 wt. % cellulose fibers;(b) 15-30 wt. % glass fibers having a diameter of 5 to 16 microns and a length of 3/8-3/4 inch;(c) 4-10 wt. % binder and(d) 0.5-10 wt. % non-asphaltic, sizing agent having a flash point above 150.degree.F. and an evaporation rate less than one which is selected from the group consisting of anionic rosinous and amphipathic ester and anhydride sizes and mixtures thereof.The felt of this invention is of considerably lighter weight and higher porosity than other felting materials used for the same purpose and can be supplied in longer continuous sheet rolls than heretofore practical from a standpoint of handling, shipping, storage, and installation. Also the present sheet felt can be produced on conventional felt making equipment in a one step process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Building Materials Corporation of America
    Inventors: Alfredo A. Bondoc, Charles J. Horner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5717012
    Abstract: This invention concerns a light weight sheet felt material suitable for use as roof and siding underlayment and insulation board facing which comprises on a dry basis(a) 60-80 wt. % cellulose fibers;(b) 15-30 wt. % glass fibers having a diameter of 5 to 16 microns and a length of 3/8-3/4 inch;(c) 4-10 wt. % binder and(d) 0.5-10 wt. % non-asphaltic, sizing agent having a flash point above 150.degree. F. and an evaporation rate less than one which is selected from the group consisting of anionic rosinous and amphipathic ester and anhydride sizes and mixtures thereof.The felt of this invention is of considerably lighter weight and higher porosity than other felting materials used for the same purpose and can be supplied in longer continuous sheet rolls than heretofore practical from a standpoint of handling, shipping, storage, and installation. Also the present sheet felt can be produced on conventional felt making equipment in a one step process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Building Materials Corporation of America
    Inventors: Alfredo A. Bondoc, Charles J. Horner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4923712
    Abstract: A device for the spot application of molten asphaltic composition to spot locations comprising a rod of solid, modified bitumen adapted for heating and end thereof. The softened or molten composition at the end can easily and conveniently be delivered to spot locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: GAF Building Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Gladfelter, William J. Woodring, Louis L. Grube, Charles J. Horner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4886554
    Abstract: A solar roofing assembly is provided including a roofing membrane, a plurality of insulation blocks disposed as a layer on top of the roofing membrane, a plurality of pavers disposed as a layer on top of the plurality of insulation blocks, and a plurality of photovoltaic cells, each supported on a respective paver. In a second embodiment, each paver has a respective photovoltaic cell bonded to the top surface of the paver and has a respective insulation block bonded to the bottom surface of the paver forming a shop assembled, three-layer unit. The insulation block is also tapered with one side edge being thicker than an opposite side edge so that rain water will run off the top surface of the photovoltaic cell. The three-layer paver units are arranged on top of the roofing membrane, so that the top surfaces of the photovoltaic cells face south or in the direction of increased sun exposure. The insulation blocks have interlocking side surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: GAF Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Woodring, Charles J. Horner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4851500
    Abstract: A process and apparatus is provided for making a rubber-like product from rubber scrap, such as recycled tire scrap. The process includes mixing the rubber scrap with from 1 percent to 15 percent, with respect to the weight of the rubber scrap, of added sulphur, and applying a pressure thereto of about 1000 to 3000 pounds per square inch for 1 to 10 minutes at a temperature of from about 250 degrees F. to about 450 degrees F. In addition, 1 to 8 percent, with respect to the weight of the rubber scrap, of antioxidants and antiozonants are added to the mixture of rubber scrap and sulphur. The sulphur is free sulphur. Derivative sulphur compounds, or like vulcanizing agents, can be added in place of the free sulphur of about 1 to 45 percent of the weight of the rubber scrap. The rubber scrap is buffing of recycled tire rubber, or powder made from recycled tire rubber. An apparatus for carrying out the process is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: GAF Corporation
    Inventors: Steven S. Lalwani, William G. Pursell, Sr., Charles J. Horner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4444916
    Abstract: Polyisocyanurate foam in which the polyol content is largely a polyol mixture prepared by the transesterification wtih a glycol of a residue obtained from the manufacture of dimethyl terephthalate and in which the foam has been prepared using fluorocarbon blowing agent and amide diol to improve compatibility between the polyol and the blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: GAF Corporation
    Inventors: Louis L. Grube, Charles J. Horner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4444917
    Abstract: Polyisocyanurate foam in which the polyol content is largely a polyol mixture prepared by the transesterification with a glycol of a residue obtained from the manufacture of dimethyl terephthalate and in which the foam has been prepared using fluorocarbon blowing agent and amine triol to improve compatibility between the polyol and the blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: GAF Corporation
    Inventors: Louis L. Grube, Charles J. Horner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4444915
    Abstract: Polyisocyanurate foam in which the polyol content is largely a polyol mixture prepared by the transesterification with a glycol of a residue obtained from the manufacture of dimethyl terephthalate and in which the foam has been prepared using fluorocarbon blowing agent and alkoxylated alkyl amine to improve compatibility between the polyol and the blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: GAF Corporation
    Inventors: Louis L. Grube, Charles J. Horner, Jr.