Panel Including Means Or Having Shape To Form Recessed Surface In Major Face Of Wall Patents (Class 249/35)
  • Patent number: 8827235
    Abstract: A residential or light industrial cast-in-place building foundation system including a form insert made of polymer foam, wood or plastic meant to stand upright within a typical removable concrete form side by side with poured concrete. Once assembled for use, a series of channels and voids are formed on one side of the normally flat removable forms. Each channel is designed to flare toward the outside of the concrete form to transfer energy and pressure through the concrete to be placed within the forms. After the concrete cures and the form panels will be removed, the form insert can be left in place for thermal efficiency or remove and reused on another project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: William L. Fisher, III
  • Publication number: 20120193508
    Abstract: The present invention provides a floor through-passage molding apparatus adapted for a floor construction, which comprises a forming sleeve, a first covering plate assembly, a second covering plate assembly and a plurality of retaining assemblies. Said forming sleeve has a sleeve wall defining a hollow channel, a first opening and a second opening. Said first and second covering plate assemblies are respectively disposed on the first and second openings of said forming sleeve. Said plurality of retaining assemblies passes through the hollow channel of said forming sleeve, and are respectively retained with the first and second covering plate assemblies by a plurality of corresponding retaining holes formed on said first and second covering plate assemblies, wherein positions of the plurality of corresponding retaining holes distributed on said first covering plate assembly or said second covering plate assembly jointly define at least one plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanbo Xie, Ting Xia, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8127434
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for assembly and disassembly in axial and radial directions mold segments forming a toroidally shaped mold. The apparatus includes mold gripping apparatus operatively engaging and disengaging the mold; and mold transport apparatus for operatively moving the mold gripping apparatus and engaged mold between a mold assembly and disassembly station and a tire curing station. The mold gripping apparatus engages and unlocks an upper mold sidewall segment and mold loading apparatus engages and unlocks a lower mold sidewall segment. Tread segment closing apparatus is provided for operatively opening and closing the tread segments of the mold in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: William Dudley Currie, Dennis Alan Lundell, David Alan Henthorne
  • Patent number: 7957830
    Abstract: A customer transmits their 3D CAD file for a part to be total profile machined. Computer analysis of the transmitted CAD file produces CNC machining instructions, which are transmitted back to an address defined by the customer. The customer can then use the transmitted CNC machining instructions to total profile machine their own part using their own CNC mill at the location where the part is likely needed. The transmitted instructions include not only the tool paths for CNC machining of the total profile of the part, but also for additional features formed into the encircling portion of a material block from which the part is to be total profile machined. For instance, the CNC machining instructions transmitted back to the customer can define a registration recess and/or channels or undercuts for fluid support material on an A-side of a material block. After the A-side of the block is machined, the customer adds and solidifies fluid support material into the machined recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Proto Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Lukis, Yuri A. Dreizin, Gregory M. Bloom
  • Patent number: 7771814
    Abstract: A former, process for making same, process for using same, and resulting pavement-like site, where the former is a one-time use structure made of wood fiber or paper pulp molded into a rigid shape and defining a plurality of hollow peak-like structures extending from a base sheet. Each peak is substantially closed at its extremity away from the base sheet and open at the extremity at the base sheet. This former is used for installing combination pavement and dirt/gravel surfaces such as those known under the tradename Grasscrete®.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Sustainable Paving Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Grimble, L. Russell Ingersoll
  • Patent number: 7596915
    Abstract: A method of forming an insulated concrete foundation is provided comprising constructing a foundation frame, the frame comprising an insulating form having an opening, inserting a pocket former into the opening; placing concrete inside the foundation frame; and removing the pocket former after the placed concrete has set, wherein the concrete forms a pocket in the placed concrete that is accessible through the opening. The method may further comprise sealing the opening by placing a sealing plug or sealing material in the opening. A system for forming an insulated concrete foundation is provided comprising a plurality of interconnected insulating forms, the insulating forms having a rigid outer member protecting and encasing an insulating material, and at least one gripping lip extending outwardly from the outer member to provide a pest barrier. At least one insulating form has an opening into which a removable pocket former is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Davis Energy Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brain E. Lee, Stephan K. Barsun, Richard C. Bourne, Marc A. Hoeschele, David A. Springer
  • Publication number: 20080216420
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming cast-in-place window well walls includes first and second forming panel modules each having an inner and outer section. The forming panel modules may be connected together by a spacer panel which extends downwardly to a footing for providing a pier for supporting the window well wall. The forming panel modules are preferably configured with arcuate corners and upper and lower rails to permit stacking of the modules to increase the height of the window well wall, or include additional spacer panels or filler forms to increase the width or thickness of the window well wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: WESTERN FORMS, INC.
    Inventors: Roman Brewka, Julious Durwood Kaeding, Ronald A. Ward, Larry D. Austin, Leslie E. Howard, Kenneth S. Chastain
  • Patent number: 7419130
    Abstract: The present invention concerns rustication forms or moldings having covering (overlay or wrapping) that alleviate problems associated with concrete slab curing. The present invention also concerns methods for forming rustication in concrete walls. The present invention comprises a rustication form substrate, wherein all or portions of the surface exposed to the curing concrete is covered with covering or layering, and only portions of surfaces not exposed to the curing concrete is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Peery Bros. Lumber Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Peery
  • Patent number: 7254925
    Abstract: A concrete form panel has a plurality of studs. A first and second panel are fastened to the studs to define concrete receiving cavities between the first panel and the second panel. A fastening strip attaches the panels to the stud and is vertically oriented. In addition, a netting may span the studs. An opening extending from panel to panel may create a concrete-to-concrete interface between concrete in the form panel and a concrete footing. A column may be formed in this fashion. Moreover, ports, such as windows and door, may be provided in wall assembly. The assembly may be attached by a truss anchor to a truss for a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Efficient Building Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Oscar Stefanutti, Timothy Alvaro, Paul Stefanutti, John Willwerth
  • Patent number: 7216842
    Abstract: A pocket former includes an outer barrel having a first rim, a second rim and a frustoconical body portion extending from the first rim to the second rim. A center barrel is connected to the outer barrel and has a proximal lip adjacent the first rim of the outer barrel, a distal lip adjacent the second rim of the outer barrel, and a tubular body portion extending from the proximal lip to the distal lip, and extends beyond both the first rim and the second rim. An annular flange curves out and away from the second rim of the outer barrel. A spiral surface is located on the frustoconical body portion of the outer barrel. A nut surface is located on the tubular body portion of the center barrel adjacent the distal lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Lomont Molding, Inc.
    Inventor: Virgil Allen Watson
  • Patent number: 6910672
    Abstract: A construction form 10 for forming a concrete wall having an acute female corner 26 includes an outer wall 14, an inner wall 16, an intermediate wall 18 defining an inside corner 20 and an outside corner 22. The form 10 includes a corner assembly 12 mounted to the inner wall 14 by fasteners 30 which allow separation of the inner 14 and outer 16 walls from the corner assembly 12. Thereafter, the corner assembly 12 is movable in any radial direction within the female corner 26.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Hufnagel
  • Patent number: 6883772
    Abstract: A panel-forming system including a plurality of bulkheads and one or more extensions. A first group of the bulkheads are used to define the overall dimensions and shape of the panel, while a second group are used to define at least one aperture formed into the panel. The aperture extensions are configured to allow various-shaped recesses to be formed in the panels adjacent the apertures, and are made up of a bulkhead-engaging portion and a separate recess portion that extends from and cooperates with the bulkhead-engaging portion. The surfaces of each bulkhead-engaging portion include a plurality of chamfers to create complementary surfaces in the panel being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Fukuvi USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyozaburo Takagi, Gordon Dodson
  • Patent number: 6821466
    Abstract: A panel-forming system including a plurality of bulkheads and one or more extensions. A first group of the bulkheads are used to define the overall dimensions and shape of the panel, while a second group are used to define at least one aperture formed into the panel. The extensions are made up of a bulkhead-engaging portion and a recess portion that extends from the bulkhead-engaging portion. The aperture extensions are configured to allow various-shaped recesses to be formed in the panels adjacent the apertures. In accordance with 37 CFR 1.72(b), the purpose of this abstract is to enable the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract will not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Fukuvi USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyozaburo Takagi, Gordon Dodson
  • Publication number: 20040217254
    Abstract: A concrete form has an embossed panel for molding a facade of brickwork in a particular pattern on a concrete wall or the like. Specially constructed support beams, struts and flanges are secured to the panel on the back of the panel to prevent undesired deformation of the borders. Each flange has a panel engaging surface and a plurality of projections on the surface adapted to be received within depressions in the borders presented by the brickwork pattern. The panel is embossed to resemble a brickwork pattern, and the marginal borders vertically traverse the pattern through vertically aligned joints in alternate courses, the flanges having similarly arranged projections to be received within the spaced depressions presented by the aligned, vertically spaced joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Feather Lite Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas E. Myers, James W. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6808667
    Abstract: A contoured wall and method is disclosed for creating the contour and appearance of a wall formed from individual assembled units such as stones. The wall is formed from a plurality of mating form liners each having a reciprocal contoured surface to that of the desired stone wall. The wall is formed from hardenable construction material such as concrete poured between two mold members with the form liners attached to at least one of the mold members. Each of the form liners has a lateral relief mold face adapted to provide a molded surface having the contour of a stone wall. Each lateral relief mold face of the form liners has a latticework non-linear mortar-forming interlocking portion surrounding stone-forming recessed portions. The form liners are positionable in a plurality of arrangements wherein the interlocking portions and recessed portions along the mating edge of each form liner mate along mating edge of the adjacent form liner to form a continuous lateral relief mold face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Concrete Design Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Anthony Nasvik, Paul Christian Nasvik
  • Patent number: 6749171
    Abstract: A rustication for preparing reveal bands in a precast panel surface. The rustication is made from a one piece elongate body of extruded foam and comprises an upper surface, a lower surface and laterally-spaced sidewall surfaces that extend between the upper and lower surfaces. The lower surface defines a base plane. One or more downward-extending edges that project below the lower surface base plane are included such that they can bend under the application of a load, such as when concrete is poured around it to form the precast panel. Under such a load, the edge scrapes along the top of a panel-forming surface so that an enhanced sealing engagement between the panel-forming surface and the rustication is effected. The rustication can further include a plurality of longitudinally-spaced apertures that extend from the upper surface to the lower surface to facilitate the securing of the rustication to the panel-forming surface, thereby precluding rustication shift once the concrete is pouted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Fukuvi USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyozaburo Takagi
  • Publication number: 20040056172
    Abstract: The invention is a new system of formworks for concrete casting, comprising various elements connected to one another for the construction of any building structure in concrete, such as foundations, plinths, reversed beams, straight and curved walls, pillars, floors, beams having the same thickness as the floor, short beams and cantilevers. These elements comprise a single-piece panel made of a plastic material (thermoformed polymers), practically smooth on one side and provided with edge ribs along the four sides on the other side, said ribs being provided with holes and/or slots for the connection with adjacent modular elements, said single-piece panel being also provided with ribs for connecting said edge ribs, as well as pins and centering cones, connection wedges, angle sections, load distribution crosses, trapezium-shaped supports, flat bars with plane connection elements, locking blocks, cross support, extractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventor: Ezio Sedran
  • Publication number: 20040007656
    Abstract: A reusable building foundation system assembled from a plurality of modular composite panels forming the outside and inside containment barriers for a form fill concrete foundation or wall. The panels are removably engageable by an interconnection frame along the vertical edge(2) of each panel having through holes(9) providing for fastening with threaded devices. The horizontal top-line(3) and bottom-line(4) of each inside panel interconnects with the opposing top-line(3) and bottom-line(4) of the outside panel via snap on metal connector bands(6,11) allowing for adjustment of the width and angle of the wall while increasing rigidity to the entire form system. Each panel is constructed and arranged having first a core of rigid, light, and durable medium such as balsa wood or rigid foam shaped into structural support ribs then covered in a coating of fiberglass and resin making for a light, durable and easily transportable system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: George Seela
  • Publication number: 20030141624
    Abstract: A panel-forming system including a plurality of bulkheads and one or more extensions. A first group of the bulkheads are used to define the overall dimensions and shape of the panel, while a second group are used to define at least one aperture formed into the panel. The extensions are made up of a bulkhead-engaging portion and a recess portion that extends from the bulkhead-engaging portion. The aperture extensions are configured to allow various-shaped recesses to be formed in the panels adjacent the apertures. In accordance with 37 CFR 1.72(b), the purpose of this abstract is to enable the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract will not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Kyozaburo Takagi, Gordon Dodson
  • Patent number: 6550194
    Abstract: A system and associated method for forming a window opening in a poured concrete wall and installing a window therein includes a two-piece reusable window buck having a retainer temporarily coupled thereto. The retainer becomes partially embedded in the poured concrete wall and after the window buck is removed from the window opening formed in the wall, the window is easily and conveniently installed in the window opening and secured therein by the window retainer and cooperating spring clip on the window frame without the need for additional mechanical fasteners or tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Feather Lite Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jackson, John W. Poynter
  • Patent number: 6494004
    Abstract: The disclosure is for a method and apparatus for constructing a concrete wall with a single pouring of concrete. The mold for the pouring of the wall is formed essentially of plastic foam insulation which remains attached to the finished wall to serve as thermal insulation. The wall structure is therefore self jigging and requires no elaborate mold structure or any time or labor to remove the finished wall from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: SWA Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin M. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 6460824
    Abstract: An anchor positioning assembly for use in casting a concrete panel. The anchor positioning assembly includes a void former, a cooperating cover and an anchor. The assembly may further include an adaptor insert for receiving anchors of variable shapes and sizes. The void former includes a body having first and second portions pivotally connected by a pair of hinge webs. A peripheral lip extends outwardly from the periphery of the void former. A cover includes a top plate having a reentrant edge defining a locking groove for releasably engaging the peripheral lip of the void former, thereby providing a seal between the void former and the cover. The cover includes a plurality of mounting apertures to facilitate securing of the cover to concrete formwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Dayton Superior Corporation
    Inventors: Harry B. Lancelot, III, Thomas E. Lannom, Sidney E. Francies, III
  • Patent number: 6453620
    Abstract: A window buck having members forming a frame with the members including adjustable components enabling use of the buck in walls under construction of different thicknesses. Extruded front and rear components of each buck member are adjustably interengaged with one another and fixable in a desired relationship to suit the wall being constructed. External channels formed in the buck members are open lengthwise to permit reception of angular connectors for joining the buck members at their intersecting ends. The connectors may be of reusable rebar and removable upon completion of the wall. The components of each buck member are lockable by inserted fasteners. A modified window buck includes a central component for use in walls of extraordinary thicknesses. A further modified window buck may include buck members of unitary construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventors: Michael J. Williams, Mark S. Schneider
  • Patent number: 6443418
    Abstract: To provide an ultra thin-type metallic form panel, a form employing the same, and a method for constructing a foundation with which labor in performing operations for constructing a concrete building may be remarkably saved. Form panels 2 are used as a form 1 for constructing a foundation, each panel including a plurality reinforcing projecting lines 5 obtained by bending a metallic plate to extend in longitudinal directions and formed in an aligned manner with intervals being formed in lateral directions, wherein guiding portions for bending 20 are formed at intermediate portions in the longitudinal directions by cutting at least top surfaces and both lateral sides of the respective reinforcing projecting lines 5 in lateral directions and the remaining portions are remained as coupling portions 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Kozo Itamochi
  • Publication number: 20020047082
    Abstract: A system and associated method for forming a window opening in a poured concrete wall and installing a window therein includes a two-piece reusable window buck having a retainer temporarily coupled thereto. The retainer becomes partially embedded in the poured concrete wall and after the window buck is removed from the window opening formed in the wall, the window is easily and conveniently installed in the window opening and secured therein by the window retainer and cooperating spring clip on the window frame without the need for additional mechanical fasteners or tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: James W. Jackson, John W. Poynter
  • Publication number: 20020011549
    Abstract: In an encasing for fair-faced concrete surfaces with a supporting structure (4) and an encasing skin (6) stayed by the latter, the encasing skin consists of transparent material so that the latter fair-faced concrete surface can be observed while pouring the concrete and possible flaws can be eliminated by applying extra compression before the concrete settles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Applicant: KRUNO S. TKALEC
    Inventor: KRUNO S. TKALEC
  • Patent number: 6279868
    Abstract: Tilt-up concrete wall panels are poured on a horizontal concrete floor or forming surface and are provided with decorative recesses or rustications each formed by a device including an elongated clip or base member or channel of extruded semi-rigid plastics material and secured by fasteners to the forming surface. The base channel has upwardly projecting walls with inwardly projecting opposing teeth which releasably clip or engage outwardly projecting teeth on parallel spaced inner support walls of a generally flat rustication member of extruded semi-rigid plastics material. The rustication member is extruded with outwardly and downwardly projecting side or edge walls which have tapered lower edge portions engaging the forming surface to form precision recesses with beveled edge surfaces within the concrete panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Miller-Valentine Construction Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Eyring, Kyozaburo Takagi, Matthew Packer
  • Patent number: 6270052
    Abstract: A mold is provided for forming a concrete column having at least one recess formed therein, as molded. The mold includes a tubular housing having an inner surface and a recess form having an inner and an outer surface. The recess form is mountable in the housing at a desired location on the inner surface of the mold housing. The recess form is preferably generally a ring The ring's outer surface corresponds to the shape of the housing's inner surface so that, when the ring is mounted in the housing, there are substantially no gaps between the outer surface of the ring and the inner surface of the housing. The ring has a slice through it, so that the ring may be expanded and pried out of the groove or recess molded in the column once the cement has set. Preferably, the slice is off-set from a radial line drawn through the ring. The ring is secured in place in the mold using screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Smurfit Stone Container Corp.
    Inventors: Earl Mayo, Richard Cusick, Mark Huneke, George Langstaff
  • Patent number: 6185884
    Abstract: A system and associated method for forming a window opening in a poured concrete wall and installing a window therein includes a two-piece reusable window buck having a retainer temporarily coupled thereto. The retainer becomes partially embedded in the poured concrete wall and after the window buck is removed from the window opening formed in the wall, the window is easily and conveniently installed in the window opening and secured therein by the window retainer and cooperating spring clip on the window frame without the need for additional mechanical fasteners or tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Feather Lite Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas E. Myers, James W. Jackson, Norman Cottongim
  • Patent number: 6164618
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a joining method and a joining structure as well as a form for concrete products. A protruding portion provided at the front end of a seal member of elastic material attached to one concrete product is inserted through an opening formed in a joining face of the other concrete product into an attachment hole of enlarged diameter provided at a depth of the opening, while bringing a closing press contact portion of the seal member into press contact with inner surfaces of the opening to achieve an airtight condition inside the attachment hole, followed by filling grout into a space defined between inner surfaces of the attachment hole and the protruding portion and setting the grout there to join the concrete products together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Yamax Corporation
    Inventor: Masatsugu Yonemura
  • Patent number: 6082074
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a formed wall structure having a plurality of discrete layers. The method includes pouring a first layer of a first concrete mixture into a first vertical form whose depth is equal to that of the first layer; pouring a second layer of a second such mixture on top of the first layer and into a second vertical form whose depth is equal to the depth of the second layer and where at least one of the walls of the second form is not in alignment with an adjacent vertical wall of the first form; and pouring at least one additional layer into a respective at least one additional vertical form situated on top of a next lower vertical form and having a vertical depth equal to the at least one additional layer and where at least one of the interior walls is not in alignment with at least a portion of a vertically adjacent interior wall of the next lower vertical form. The concrete mixtures are permitted to cure sufficiently to retain their respective shapes, and thereafter the forms are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventors: Lee A. Shaw, Ronald D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 6003278
    Abstract: A stud form and system for forming a preformed concrete wall panel having a solid portion and a plurality of vertical concrete studs joined to the solid portion. The stud form includes a substantially U-shaped channel having a face portion that defines an elongated plane and leg portions extending along side of and away from the elongated plane to define a predetermined channel depth. The stud form further includes means for integrally connecting the stud form to the solid portion of the wall panel with the channel opened toward the solid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: We-Mar, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Weaver, Robert G. Martin
  • Patent number: 5927043
    Abstract: A house may be assembled from a plurality of vertically-cast wall sections and produce an aesthetically pleasing, highly desirable home at reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Christian R. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 5882540
    Abstract: A method for constricting a wall of a building includes the steps of providing a footing form to outline a horizontal dimension for the wall; pouring wall form ring material between opposing sides of the footing form and allowing the poured wall forming material to set to provide a wall base; attaching a first wall form of predetermined height to a side of the footing form to define a vertical dimension of the wall to be built; attaching a wall component structure to an inside surface of the first wall form at a desired location for the wall component on the wall; attaching a second wall form to an opposite side of the footing form a predetermined distance apart from the first wall form according to a desired width of the wall; pouring wall forming material between the first and second wall forms to form the wall, the wall forming material being poured around the wall component structure; and, allowing the wall forming material to set between the wall forms and around the wall component structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventor: Albert J. Farrington
  • Patent number: 5806274
    Abstract: A floor joist retainer for use in a concrete foundation formed by pouring concrete into forms which has a floor joist retainer body having an open front side, closed sides and bottom, and open top side, and is sized to receive and support the end of a floor joist. The floor joist retainer is first attached to the interior surface of the interior form for the foundation wall at the desired elevation and the concrete then poured into the form and allowed to cure. When the forms are then removed, the floor joist retainer presents a body sized to receive and support a floor joist at a predetermined elevational level, irrespective of the final elevation of the top surface of the concrete foundation wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: JPL Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Wurtz, Ronald D. Wurtz
  • Patent number: 5593709
    Abstract: A moldplate, defining first and second planar surfaces, is constructed to have a lift foot that supports a prefabricated panel for lifting and transport. The moldplate includes support tabs that attach to a lifting truss in a manner that positions one surface of the moldplate so that a vector normal to the mold surface has a horizontal component and an upward, vertical component to support the slabs during lifting and transport to a drying station. The moldplate can be positioned in spaced, confronting, generally parallel vertical relation to a fixed, planar surface with a peripheral sidewall positioned between the two surfaces, defining a void for receiving a pourable material to vertically form the prefabricated panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Consorcio Can-Tico, S.A.
    Inventors: Donald W. Thomson, Frank B. Nichols
  • Patent number: 5513474
    Abstract: Proposed is a double-walled formwork element comprising two large-area panels suitable for use as mould shuttering, particularly in the concrete construction industry. The two panels are joined to each other by force-locking, liquid-tight and gas-tight engagement, and form between them a cavity. The invention secures the two layers of shuttering against slippage and ensures the discharge of any leak liquid produced. The invention also enables shuttering systems to be assembled cheaply and simply for constructions of various shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Steuler-Industriewerke GmbH
    Inventor: Jurgen Scharkowski
  • Patent number: 5437431
    Abstract: A plurality of pilot hole impressing molds connected to a generally flat base structure constructed of resilient materials temporarily attached to the inner face of the temporary forms for the formation of the concrete structure. As concrete sets the forms and the pilot molds are removed exposing the pilot holes. Pilot mold extensions may be modified with metal caps temporarily attached. As concrete sets and forms and molds are removed, the metal caps remain permanently embedded in the concrete structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: Enrique A. Pita
  • Patent number: 5397095
    Abstract: A modular building system for constructing the frame of a structure. Standardized foundation forms, vertical forms, and tie beam forms are attached to each other. The vertical forms are hinged so as to be capable of defining a corner of any angle. Cover plates are selectively inserted into the tie beam forms so as to define a reception recess which corresponds to the size of a roof truss being used. The various forms can be attached to each other with a minimal amount of labor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Alfred S. Jeffrey
  • Patent number: 5382393
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming chamfered outside corners on a concrete product which uses a body made of molded material and having three intersecting perpendicular arms. Each of the arms has a triangular cross-sectional shape so that each arm forms a chamfered surface at two intersecting planar portions of the concrete product. The outside corner itself is formed by the intersection of the arms and is appropriately shaped to define the desired configuration. Planar forming members are assembled to create the desired cast concrete shape. Triangular chamfer forming members are secured to the form where two formed surfaces are to intersect. Where three surfaces would intersect to form an outside corner in the finished product, the molded body is secured to the planar forming members in an appropriate position to form the desired corner shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Inventor: Robert J. Steinke
  • Patent number: 5381995
    Abstract: A compressible band and end retainer assembly which secures opposite ends of a band to an intermediate spacer. The band mounts between facing concrete sidewall forms to define a hole, upon pouring and curing a slurry of surrounding concrete. Various band geometries permit hole formation in planar or curvilinear poured walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Inventor: William M. Del Zotto
  • Patent number: 5326513
    Abstract: A process and device for the manufacture of plastic fiber boards made of balls of expanded glass, expanded clay, pumice granules, mica, or a similar material and a foamed organic binder, such as epoxy resin, PU phenol resin, or the like. The binder is mixed with the balls, foamed, and hardened in a matrix space formed between two mold plates (1, 2) positioned at a distance one from the other. In order to obtain a particularly light but stable plastic fiber board, uniformly distributed recesses opening toward the internal sides of the plates are provided to contain the mixture located between the two mold plates during compression and before hardening. The device employed to implement the process includes two mold plates (1, 2), which are brought together in a press to compact the introduced therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Sto Poraver GmbH
    Inventor: Albert Kubbutat
  • Patent number: 5282603
    Abstract: A clamping and fixing arrangement which functions to fixate the various elements of formwork or shuttering, preferably intended for moulding concrete. The arrangement is mainly characterized by an eccentric locking device which is provided with an expandable eccentric part and which has a predetermined axial extension in an expanded state and an axial extension which is smaller than the predetermined axial extension in a non-expanded state. The arrangement includes a form tie and related formwork or shuttering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventor: Leif B. Taraldsson
  • Patent number: 5246640
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for constructing a poured concrete wall in which the concrete is poured into forms provided between a pair of parallel-opposing panels having reinforcing therebetween. The panels are supported on frames which are adapted to be clipped together and which are adapted to be positioned on the foundation by upstanding pins set into the foundation. Window and door openings may be provided in the panels with suitable framing surrounding the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Newtec Concrete Constructions Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Stanley Bryant
  • Patent number: 5232646
    Abstract: The present invention is a contoured wall and method for creating the contour and appearance of a wall formed from individual assembled units such as stones. The wall is formed from a plurality of interlocking wall portions that each have at least two non-linear mating surfaces. Each of the wall portions further has a lateral face contoured to resemble the stone wall. The wall is formed from hardenable construction material such as concrete poured between two mold members. Each of the mold members has a lateral mold face with at least one of the lateral faces having a plurality of interlocking contoured relief portions to provide a molded surface having the contour of a stone wall. In one embodiment, at least one of the mold members includes a plurality of individual form liners, or mold modules, each of which includes two non-linear mating edges and a lateral relief mold face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Concrete Design Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Nasvik, Paul C. Nasvik
  • Patent number: 5225134
    Abstract: The present invention is a contoured wall and method for creating the contour and appearance of a wall formed from individual assembled units such as stones. The wall is formed from a plurality of mating form liners each having a reciprocal contoured surface to that of the desired stone wall. The wall is formed from hardenable construction material such as concrete poured between two mold members with the form liners attached to at least one of the mold members. Each of the form liners has a lateral relief mold face adapted to provide a molded surface having the contour of a stone wall. Each lateral relief mold face of the form liners has a latticework non-linear mortar-forming interlocking portion surrounding stone-forming recessed portions. The form liners ar positionable in a plurality of arrangements wherein the interlocking portions and recessed portions along the mating edge of each form liner mate along the mating edge of the adjacent form liner to form a continuous lateral relief mold face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: Concrete Design Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Nasvik, Paul C. Nasvik
  • Patent number: 5219473
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a novel adjustable formwork system which can be used in the manufacture of a wide range of structurally efficient cross-sectional shaped concrete beams, columns and structures. A cast-in-place concrete beam form comprising: (a) at least two spatially oriented upper sleeves, with an upper web located on one side of the two sleeves, and extending therebetween; (b) at least two spatially oriented lower sleeves, with a lower web located on one side of the two sleeves, and extending therebetween; and (c) at least two members, each member connecting telescopically the respective upper sleeve with the respective lower sleeve, said telescoping members enabling the two upper sleeves to be raised or lowered relative to the two lower sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Inventor: Stanley R. Sandwith
  • Patent number: 5169544
    Abstract: A plastic buck which is used to form an opening in a wall to be constructed of concrete or other flowable building material. The buck includes flanges on each side which contain mounting holes used to mount the buck to a wall form. Additionally, the flanges include holes for mounting fasteners onto the window buck thereby enabling the fastener to be cast within the concrete wall. The buck includes bracing members configured within the buck to prevent the forces of the building material on the window buck from causing unacceptable deformations in the buck as the wall is poured. Handles are also attached to the window buck to facilitate installation and removal of the buck. A plurality of knock blocks are located on the buck such that one may apply impact forces to the buck to remove the buck from the concrete wall after the concrete has set. Since the buck is constructed of plastic or other nonporous material, removal of the buck from the poured wall is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Inventors: Michael E. Stanfill, Byron G. Bueter
  • Patent number: 5111628
    Abstract: A panel for the construction of swimming pools consisting of a prefabricated structure of reinforced resin concrete, at least one separate reinforcement element 2 corresponding to the height of the panels, the separate reinforcement element 2 comprising a transversal section suitable for defining a vertical gutter formed between two support wings located in one and the same plane, which wings are designed so as to assure the fixation of the element 2 on one of the faces of the structure, the separate reinforcement element 2 comprising a squared edge 2d in its upper part, the vertical gutter of the separate reinforcement element 2 communicates with the squared edge 2d, and the vertical gutter 2a receives concrete over the totality of its height in communication with a series of clamps located in the squared edge 2d of the separate reinforcement element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Inventors: J. L. Desjoyaux, P. L. Desjoyaux, C. Desjoyaux Epouse Jandros
  • Patent number: 5074517
    Abstract: A flexible reinforced concrete form line is provided which includes a plurality of elongated cuttable strips which are sized and embedded within the textured surface of the flexible form liner. The cross-sectional shape of the strips is substantially the same as the cross-sectional shape of the textured surface of the liner except smaller so that the thickness of the elastomeric material making up the liner is substantially constant throughout resulting in consistent expansion and contraction of the liner during setting of the concrete. The strips can be suspended within the liner during the elastomeric molding process or the strips can be directly attached to the plywood form backing sheet prior to the molding process. The total quantity of elastomeric material making up the liner can be greatly reduced which, in turn, reduces the weight of the overall form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Inventor: Samuel C. Scott