Patents by Inventor Kenneth R. Kreizinger

Kenneth R. Kreizinger 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: 10738470
    Abstract: A foam backed panel comprised of a cladding with polyurethane foam is anchored to a frame by an anchor embedded in the foam and straps attaching the anchor to frame members. The anchored frame enables 100% continuous insulation since it eliminates nails and other fasteners that cause thermal bridges. Anchors also increase a panel's uplift resistance and may be used to attach roof panels to trusses. This all results in a stronger, better insulated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Publication number: 20200141119
    Abstract: A foam backed composite panel having two or more layers of materials adhesively bonded to each other. The panel is comprised of a cementitious material as a face layer and/or an optional core layer backed by polyurethane foam bonded to the face or core layer. The polyurethane foam bonds the panel to a supporting frame. The foam backed panel has increased impact and fire resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Publication number: 20200141118
    Abstract: A frame supported, ribbed foam composite panel comprised of a cladding or sheathing cover with a polyurethane foam bonded to its backside and ribs extending from its backside and and the foam bonds the panel to frame members to further stiffen the panel. The ribs also prevent a panel with a weaker cover from warping and when several panels are bonded together with the same foam the panels have structural continuity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 10563398
    Abstract: A method of stiffening a frame supported panel by inducing a new condition on the panel is disclosed. When a fixed/continuous/dropped condition is induced on a continuous panel by bonding polyurethane to the panel's backside and to the sides of supporting frame members, the panel's load capacity can be greatly increased, with the lower the panel's flexural stiffness, the greater the increase in load capacity. This enables weaker, lighter, thinner and less costly panels to to become stiffer, stronger and more versatile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 10392802
    Abstract: A foam backed composite panel having two or more layers of materials adhesively bonded to each other. The panel has a face layer and an optional core layer with both made of any material except polyurethane foam. The panel's backside consists of a layer of exposed polyurethane foam and is supported by a frame. The foam backed panel is comprised on one or more layers of cast materials and has increased impact and fire resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Publication number: 20190242127
    Abstract: A frame supported, foam composite panel with a cladding backed by polyurethane foam bonding the cladding to the frame. The panel has a cantilevered extension projecting beyond the frame to enable the panel to overlap the outside edge of a column, beam, floor or other structure the panel is attached to. The cantilevered section may have reinforcing ribs embedded in the foam and may have a sealing material between the cantilever and the structure it overlays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Publication number: 20190226212
    Abstract: A foam backed panel comprised of a cladding with polyurethane foam is anchored to a frame by an anchor embedded in the foam and straps attaching the anchor to frame members. The anchored frame enables 100% continuous insulation since it eliminates nails and other fasteners that cause thermal bridges. Anchors also increase a panel's uplift resistance and may be used to attach roof panels to trusses. This all results in a stronger, better insulated structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 10294668
    Abstract: A foam backed composite framed structure is substantially stiffened by reconfiguring some of the foam backing from a dropped section, between the frame members, to a continuous section above the frame members. The framed structure is comprised of a foam backed panel, which is a cladding with a foam backing, that is adhesively bonded to frame members. The thicker the continuous section of foam, the stiffer the framed structure. Since the frame is bonded to the cladding by the continuous section of foam, it eliminates the need for nails or other fasteners and thereby eliminates the thermal bridges caused by such fasteners. This results in a stronger structure with increased thermal insulation and fewer frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Publication number: 20190112810
    Abstract: A foam backed composite panel having two or more layers of materials adhesively bonded to each other. The panel has a face layer and an optional core layer with both made of any material except polyurethane foam. The panel's backside consists of a layer of exposed polyurethane foam and is supported by a frame. The foam backed panel is comprised on one or more layers of cast materials and has increased impact and fire resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Publication number: 20180187417
    Abstract: A foam backed composite framed structure is substantially stiffened by reconfiguring some of the foam backing from a dropped section, between the frame members, to a continuous section above the frame members. The framed structure is comprised of a foam backed panel, which is a cladding with a foam backing, that is adhesively bonded to frame members. The thicker the continuous section of foam, the stiffer the framed structure. Since the frame is bonded to the cladding by the continuous section of foam, it eliminates the need for nails or other fasteners and thereby eliminates the thermal bridges caused by such fasteners. This results in a stronger structure with increased thermal insulation and fewer frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 5887404
    Abstract: A wall system comprising a plurality of wall panels. Each panel has a vertically extending pilaster formed integrally with one end, defining a vertically open hollow core area of sufficient size for forming a concrete cast-in-situ column for supporting the panel in an upright position. The pilaster further includes an outwardly open groove communicating with the hollow core area. Each panel also has an integrally cast tongue projecting from its other said end, which is received in the groove of an adjoining panel to enclose the hollow core area. A concrete column is cast-in-situ in the hollow core area. Preferably, the pilaster is positioned on a concrete foundation or footing, which includes reinforcement members that project up into the hollow core area such that, when the column is cast, the reinforcement members are embedded in the concrete column. Adjoining panels may be positioned in end-to-end relation, at an angle relative to one another, or stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Kreico Building Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 5369930
    Abstract: A manufacturing process enables the connection of two separately finished skins (12A & 12B) with spacers (14 & 16). The panels are manufactured by casting a first skin (12A), and then attaching the spacers (14 or 16) to the internal side of the first skin, and then casting a second skin (12B) and attaching the spacers to the internal side of the second skin. The lightweight panel (10) also contains internal formwork (15) for structural columns (33) and beam (34) which are cast in situ after the panel has been placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Kreizinger