Patents by Inventor Matti Kiik

Matti Kiik 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).

  • Publication number: 20200080313
    Abstract: A roofing material is provided having an asphalt-coated mat or felt made up of or in combinations of fiberglass, polyester, nylon, cotton, cellulosic fibers or materials, polyethylene, polypropylene, co-polymers, melamine, phenolic, acrylics, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, clay, metallic in woven, non-woven, strands or sheets, styrene compounds, rubber, silk, leather, or wool in a woven, non-woven, or solid form. The surfacing materials can be made up of or in combination minerals, plastic particles or film, metal particles or film, cement particles, clay particles, paints, coatings, glass, ceramics, wood, wood fiber, or composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Michael L. Bryson, Paul G. Wilson, Margie A. Beerer, Olan Leitch
  • Publication number: 20190376290
    Abstract: A roofing material is provided having an asphalt-coated mat or felt made up of or in combinations of fiberglass, polyester, nylon, cotton, cellulosic fibers or materials, polyethylene, polypropylene, co-polymers, melamine, phenolic, acrylics, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, clay, metallic in woven, non-woven, strands or sheets, styrene compounds, rubber, silk, leather, or wool in a woven, non-woven, or solid form. The surfacing materials can be made up of or in combination minerals, plastic particles or film, metal particles or film, cement particles, clay particles, paints, coatings, glass, ceramics, wood, wood fiber, or composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Michael L. Bryson, Paul G. Wilson, Margie A. Beerer, Olan Leitch
  • Patent number: 10415247
    Abstract: A roofing material is provided having an asphalt-coated mat or felt made up of or in combinations of fiberglass, polyester, nylon, cotton, cellulosic fibers or materials, polyethylene, polypropylene, co-polymers, melamine, phenolic, acrylics, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, clay, metallic in woven, non-woven, strands or sheets, styrene compounds, rubber, silk, leather, or wool in a woven, non-woven, or solid form. The surfacing materials can be made up of or in combination minerals, plastic particles or film, metal particles or film, cement particles, clay particles, paints, coatings, glass, ceramics, wood, wood fiber, or composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Michael L. Bryson, Paul G. Wilson, Margie A. Beerer, Olan Leitch
  • Publication number: 20180363302
    Abstract: An asphalt-based shingle is formed with a substrate saturated with asphalt, an asphalt coating on the saturated substrate, and a top film bonded to the surface of the asphalt coating covering at least a portion of the shingle to be exposed when installed. The top film may be configured to mimic the appearance of traditional clay granules on the shingle or another shingle surface. More specifically, the top film is printed or coated with an image that mimics the appearance of a clay granule bed and is embossed, pressed, or molded to mimic the texture of a clay granule bed. The top film is UV resistant to protect the asphalt below from deterioration. An anti-stick film may be bonded to the back of the shingle to prevent shingles from sticking together when stacked into a bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Margie A. Beerer, Matti Kiik, Sudhir Railkar, Steven D. Kerr
  • Patent number: 10060132
    Abstract: An asphalt-based shingle is formed with a substrate saturated with asphalt, an asphalt coating on the saturated substrate, and a top film bonded to the surface of the asphalt coating covering at least a portion of the shingle to be exposed when installed. The top film may be configured to mimic the appearance of traditional clay granules on the shingle or another shingle surface. More specifically, the top film is printed or coated with an image that mimics the appearance of a clay granule bed and is embossed, pressed, or molded to mimic the texture of a clay granule bed. The top film is UV resistant to protect the asphalt below from deterioration. An anti-stick film may be bonded to the back of the shingle to prevent shingles from sticking together when stacked into a bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Margie A. Beerer, Matti Kiik, Sudhir Railkar, Steven D. Kerr
  • Publication number: 20180066431
    Abstract: A roofing material is provided having an asphalt-coated mat or felt made up of or in combinations of fiberglass, polyester, nylon, cotton, cellulosic fibers or materials, polyethylene, polypropylene, co-polymers, melamine, phenolic, acrylics, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, clay, metallic in woven, non-woven, strands or sheets, styrene compounds, rubber, silk, leather, or wool in a woven, non-woven, or solid form. The surfacing materials can be made up of or in combination minerals, plastic particles or film, metal particles or film, cement particles, clay particles, paints, coatings, glass, ceramics, wood, wood fiber, or composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Michael L. Bryson, Paul G. Wilson, Margie A. Beerer, Olan Leitch
  • Patent number: 9845602
    Abstract: A roofing material is provided having an asphalt-coated mat or felt made up of or in combinations of fiberglass, polyester, nylon, cotton, cellulosic fibers or materials, polyethylene, polypropylene, co-polymers, melamine, phenolic, acrylics, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, clay, metallic in woven, non-woven, strands or sheets, styrene compounds, rubber, silk, leather, or wool in a woven, non-woven, or solid form. The surfacing materials can be made up of or in combination minerals, plastic particles or film, metal particles or film, cement particles, clay particles, paints, coatings, glass, ceramics, wood, wood fiber, or composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Michael L. Bryson, Paul G. Wilson, Margie A. Beerer, Olan Leitch
  • Publication number: 20170015042
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a polymer coated mat is disclosed to form a moisture barrier. The method includes moving a substrate mat along a processing path and heating the substrate mat to a predetermined temperature. A curtain of molten polymer is extruded through a slot die onto a surface of the heated substrate mat as the mat moves along the processing path to create a composite mat comprising a thin polymer film coating on at least one side of the substrate mat. The composite mat is then cooled in a controlled manner to cure and solidify the polymer film. The resulting composite mat may be used as a construction wrap, or it may be incorporated into other products such as an underlayment. A novel asphalt shingle may be fabricated using the composite mat in lieu of a traditional asphalt saturated mat or other substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Olan T. Leitch, Mark Logan Keaten, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 9538762
    Abstract: The disclosed principles provide a roofing product and related methods of manufacturing having antimicrobial properties. The antimicrobial properties are provided by an antimicrobial delivery system including antimicrobial materials compounded, e.g., mixed together and melted, with polymeric materials. The antimicrobial delivery system is applied to roof covering material during the production process. The roof covering material may be sheets, shingles, panels, or roll stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Bryson, Paul G. Wilson, Matti Kiik, Phillip Kleinlauth
  • Publication number: 20160369509
    Abstract: A process for in-line extrusion of polymeric coatings onto roofing shingles during manufacturing includes moving a web of shingle substrate material in a downstream direction and extruding a liquefied coating of polymeric material onto at least one surface of the moving web to form a thin film. The liquefied coating may be a molten polymeric material that forms a thin film on a back surface of the shingle material to prevent sticking and eliminate the need for a traditional back dusting with material such as powdered stone. The polymeric film further may be applied to the substrate material in lieu of a saturation coating of asphalt, thus reducing cost and weight while providing a comparable moisture barrier and a lighter more flexible shingle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Olan Thomas Leitch, Mark Logan Keaten, Matti Kiik
  • Publication number: 20160244969
    Abstract: An asphalt-based shingle is formed with a substrate saturated with asphalt, an asphalt coating on the saturated substrate, and a top film bonded to the surface of the asphalt coating covering at least a portion of the shingle to be exposed when installed, The top film may be configured to mimic the appearance of traditional clay granules on the shingle or another shingle surface. More specifically, the top film is printed or coated with an image that mimics the appearance of a clay granule bed and is embossed, pressed, or molded to mimic the texture of a clay granule bed. The top film is UV resistant to protect the asphalt below from deterioration. An anti-stick film may be bonded to the back of the shingle to prevent shingles from sticking together when stacked into a bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Margie A. Beerer, Matti Kiik, Sudhir Railkar, Steven D. Kerr
  • Patent number: 9404263
    Abstract: A roofing material comprising an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the upper surface includes reduced-particle size granules and may further include a reduced-thickness face coating. The thickness of the upper surface is related to the particle size of the granules deposed on the face coating. A smaller particle size granule than those used in traditional roofing shingles is utilized in the upper surface which may allow for a reduced-thickness face coating while not sacrificing the retention of the granules on the surface of the roofing material or desired physical characteristics. The face coating may include a reduced amount of filler material, such as mineral fillers, than face coatings of traditional roofing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Tommy F. Rodrigues, Sudhir B. Railkar, Adem Chich
  • Patent number: 9371450
    Abstract: A finished flake for a roofing material including a metal flake substrate having an emissivity value up to approximately 0.25 and a reflectivity value up to approximately 0.95. A first coating is provided having unpigmented sodium silicate disposed on the substrate, wherein the first coating increases the emissivity value of the substrate and decreases the reflectivity value of the substrate. A second coating is provided having sodium silicate loaded with reflective pigments non-uniformly disposed about the first coating, wherein the finished flake has an emissivity value in excess of approximately 0.75 and a reflectivity value ranging from approximately 0.4 to approximately 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul G. Wilson, Jacob S. Zhanel, Sudhir Railkar, Daniel Boss, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 9290945
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to systems, articles, materials, and methods for roofing a structure including, for example, hybrid shingles comprising a first material and a second material. A hybrid shingle may comprise, in some embodiments, a first layer comprising a metallic substrate or a polymeric substrate and at least partially defining a headlap region of the shingle, a buttlap region of the shingle comprising one or more tabs interspersed with inter-tab openings, an outward-facing surface of the first layer, and a substrate-facing surface of the first layer; and a second layer comprising a base and asphalt, having a smaller area than the first layer, and at least partially defining a buttlap region of the shingle, wherein the second layer is fixed to the substrate-facing surface of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Margie A. Beerer, Matti Kiik, Sudhir B. Railkar
  • Patent number: 9279255
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to articles, systems, and methods for roofing a structure including, for example, layered shingles comprising a plurality of layers. A layered shingle may comprise, in some embodiments, an upper layer and a backing layer comprising a low density aggregate, wherein the backing layer is fixed to the substrate-facing surface of the upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael L. Bryson, Casimir Paul Weaver, Daniel E. Boss, Matti Kiik
  • 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: 9169646
    Abstract: A solar roofing panel has a rectangular body with solar cells exposed on the upper surface of the body and an electrical junction box on the lower surface of body along the forward edge portion thereof. A cutout is formed in the upper edge portion of the rectangular body at a corner thereof. When a plurality of solar panels are arranged on a roof in courses with an upper course partially overlapping a lower course, the junction boxes of roofing panels in the upper course are disposed in the cutouts of roofing panels of the lower course. Accordingly, the solar roofing panels present a low profile mimicking the profile of slate-style shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy F. Rodrigues, Sudhir Railkar, Walter Zarate, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 9166523
    Abstract: A solar roof shingle for providing AC electrical power when exposed to sunlight includes a shingle frame having a bottom panel supportable on a roof deck, a top panel, and a thickness between the bottom panel and the top panel. The solar roof shingle also includes a solar collector mounted to and covering at least a portion to the top panel of the shingle frame, with the solar panel producing DC electrical energy at DC terminals when the solar collector is exposed to sunlight. A nano-inverter is disposed within the shingle frame between the bottom panel and the top panel and is electrically coupled to the DC terminals. The nano-inverter converts DC electrical energy to AC electrical energy available at AC terminals mounted to the shingle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corportion
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Daniel E. Boss, Tommy F. Rodrigues, Sudhir Railkar
  • Publication number: 20150240494
    Abstract: A roofing material is provided having an asphalt-coated mat or felt made up of or in combinations of fiberglass, polyester, nylon, cotton, cellulosic fibers or materials, polyethylene, polypropylene, co-polymers, melamine, phenolic, acrylics, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, clay, metallic in woven, non-woven, strands or sheets, styrene compounds, rubber, silk, leather, or wool in a woven, non-woven, or solid form. The surfacing materials can be made up of or in combination minerals, plastic particles or film, metal particles or film, cement particles, clay particles, paints, coatings, glass, ceramics, wood, wood fiber, or composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Matti Kiik, Michael L. Bryson, Paul G. Wilson, Margie A. Beerer, Olan Leitch
  • Publication number: 20150197639
    Abstract: A finished flake for a roofing material including a metal flake substrate having an emissivity value up to approximately 0.25 and a reflectivity value up to approximately 0.95. A first coating is provided having unpigmented sodium silicate disposed on the substrate, wherein the first coating increases the emissivity value of the substrate and decreases the reflectivity value of the substrate. A second coating is provided having sodium silicate loaded with reflective pigments non-uniformly disposed about the first coating, wherein the finished flake has an emissivity value in excess of approximately 0.75 and a reflectivity value ranging from approximately 0.4 to approximately 0.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. WILSON, Jacob S. Zhanel, Sudhir Railkar, Daniel Boss, Matti Kiik