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).
Abstract: A series of roofing shingles (200, 240, 260, 280) are disclosed which have multiple tabs across the exposed width of the shingle. A polymer foam layer is bonded to an asphalt shingle material to form the roofing shingle. The polymer foam is thicker at certain of the tabs than others to provide a pleasing layered appearance to the roof. The tabs can also be varied in width and length relative to adjacent tabs.
Abstract: An approved roofing shingle (10) and a method for its manufacture, are disclosed. The shingle incorporates an upper layer (12) of conventional asphaltic composite roofing material and a lower layer (14) of a polymer foam having a thickness between 1/16 inches and one inch. The foam effectively thickens the shingle to give a layered appearance to a roof using the shingle. The polymer foam can be applied by a free blown or froth process, or preformed and adhered to the composite material sheet by adhesive techniques.