With Indicia Patents (Class 52/105)
  • Patent number: 10612251
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an insulation-retaining sheet, e.g., for blown-in insulation, that includes an integral vapor-retarding membrane. In one aspect, the disclosure provides an insulation-retaining sheet including a sheet of mesh having an air permeability of at least 200 cfm per square foot; and one or more strips of vapor-retarding membrane, the one or more strips of vapor-retarding membrane being laminated to the sheet of mesh, the first side edge each of the strips of vapor-retarding membrane extending to the first side edge of the sheet of mesh, the second side edge each of the strips of vapor-retarding membrane extending to the second side edge of the sheet of mesh, wherein the insulation-retaining sheet has a plurality of open zones extending laterally from the first side edge of the sheet of mesh to the second side edge of the sheet of mesh in which no vapor-retarding membrane is laminated to the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce A. Hartzell, John J. Bozek, Michael J. Lembo, Valerio Massara
  • Patent number: 10577800
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is an asphalt roofing shingle, adapted to be laid up in courses on a roof, comprising an upper headlap portion, a lower tab portion, vertically spaced apart upper and lower edges, laterally spaced apart right and left edges and top and bottom surfaces. The bottom surface is configured to be laid up on a roof facing the roof and the tab portion of the top surface is configured to be substantially weather-exposed when laid up on a roof. The upper headlap portion is configured to be substantially covered by the tab portion of roofing elements in a next-overlying course of roofing elements when laid up on a roof. The upper headlap portion further comprises a plurality of parallel, evenly laterally spaced, first markings, the first markings being useful, at least, for aligning adjacent shingles, cutting books of shingles, forming starter shingles from full shingles and forming a grid of shingles without external measuring devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Roofers Advantage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jonny E Folkersen, Benjamin J Folkersen
  • Patent number: 10550623
    Abstract: Provided is a fenestration kit comprising a vinyl based welded fenestration chassis and chassis covers for covering the chassis inside surface, outside surface, or both. The kit may be a window sash frame kit, a door panel frame kit, a window frame kit, or a door frame kit. These kits will be referred to generally as fenestration frame kits. The chassis covers are provided with stops which cooperate with corresponding stops on the chassis frame to prevent relative longitudinal movement between the covers and the chassis. The chassis covers are provided with engagement members which cooperate with corresponding engagement members provided on the chassis to connect the covers to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: John H. Walsh, Gary J. Spoering, Rolf J. Ohrstrom
  • Patent number: 10519673
    Abstract: A wall cladding panel comprising a substantially planar front face, a rear face comprising a plurality of drainage channels and a plurality of spacer sections disposed between the drainage channels, and an edge member disposed contiguously between the front face and the rear face. The wall cladding panel is locally thinner at the drainage channels than at the spacer sections. Each drainage channel is configured to form a liquid flow path and/or an air gap when a substantially planar building surface is placed adjacent to the rear face. A plurality of wall cladding panels with drainage channels may be arranged in series to cover at least a portion of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Amol Joshi, Brian McQuerrey, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 10364573
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is an asphalt roofing shingle, adapted to be laid up in courses on a roof, comprising an upper headlap portion, a lower tab portion, vertically spaced apart upper and lower edges, laterally spaced apart right and left edges and top and bottom surfaces. The bottom surface is configured to be laid up on a roof facing the roof and the tab portion of the top surface is configured to be substantially weather-exposed when laid up on a roof. The upper headlap portion is configured to be substantially covered by the tab portion of roofing elements in a next-overlying course of roofing elements when laid up on a roof. The upper headlap portion further comprises a plurality of parallel, evenly laterally spaced, first markings, the first markings being useful, at least, for aligning adjacent shingles, cutting books of shingles, forming starter shingles from full shingles and forming a grid of shingles without external measuring devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Roofers' Advantage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jonny E Folkersen, Benjamin Folkersen
  • Patent number: 10180003
    Abstract: A laminated roofing shingle includes a base layer attached to an overlay layer. The overlay layer provides tabs extending from a long edge. The tabs have a width that is exposed when the shingle is installed. The exposed surface of the base layer is covered by mineral granules from a first color group for a first distance from the long edge. The remainder of the exposed surface of the base layer is covered by mineral granules from a second color group. The exposed surface of the overlay layer is covered by mineral granules from a third color group for the first distance from the long edge. The remainder of the exposed surface of the overlay layer is covered by mineral granules from the second color group. The mineral granules may be applied to a continuous sheet in color lanes from which the base and overlay sheets may be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Freiborg
  • Patent number: 10180002
    Abstract: A laminated composition shingle includes a first sheet having a first mineral granule surface and a first rectangular shape without tab cut-outs laminated with a second sheet having a second mineral granule surface. The second sheet has tab cut-outs along only one of the longer edges of the second sheet. An exposed portion of the laminated composition shingle that remains uncovered when the laminated composition shingle forms a roof covering has a width that is between 40% and 45% of an overall width of the laminated composition shingle. A width of the tab cut-outs is between 90% and 97% of the width of the exposed portion of the laminated composition shingle. All the tab cut-outs may have the same width. There may be visible marking on the shingle to indicate placement of the next course of shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Freiborg
  • Patent number: 10060123
    Abstract: A self-aligning, double wire corner bead for fireproofing structural steel along a plurality of surfaces, the corner bead having a single strip of welded wire fabric cut to a predetermined width for the fireproofing thickness and bent along a plurality of longitudinally extending lines, to provide a profile having a plurality of dihedral angles is disclosed. A nose is installed along two edges. A method of finishing the corners for fireproofing of structural steel member using an improved corner bead includes the step of attaching the corner bead through a lath to the structural steel member utilizing fasteners. The mesh of the corner bead provides a dam to form a roughened surface on the first application of fireproofing material until it hardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Philip Glen Miller
  • Patent number: 10041253
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is an asphalt roofing shingle, adapted to be laid up in courses on a roof, comprising an upper headlap portion, a lower tab portion, vertically spaced apart upper and lower edges, laterally spaced apart right and left edges and top and bottom surfaces. The bottom surface is configured to be laid up on a roof facing the roof and the tab portion of the top surface is configured to be substantially weather-exposed when laid up on a roof. The upper headlap portion is configured to be substantially covered by the tab portion of roofing elements in a next-overlying course of roofing elements when laid up on a roof. The upper headlap portion further comprises a plurality of parallel, evenly laterally spaced, first markings, the first markings being useful, at least, for aligning adjacent shingles, cutting books of shingles, forming starter shingles from full shingles and forming a grid of shingles without external measuring devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Roofers' Advantage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jonny E Folkersen, Benjamin Folkersen
  • Patent number: 9945124
    Abstract: A shingle underlayment system includes a waterproofing shingle underlayment, drip edge member, and one or more adhesive sealing strips integrated in a single product. The waterproofing shingle underlayment includes a top surface and an adhesive bottom surface. The drip edge member comprises an in-roof portion and an overhang portion, with the in-roof portion affixed to the top surface of the waterproofing shingle underlayment. The one or more adhesive sealing strips are located above the drip edge member on the top surface of the waterproofing shingle underlayment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S Baker
  • Patent number: 9890537
    Abstract: A panel for attachment to a mounting surface includes a plurality of raised faces formed and extending between an upper edge and a lower edge of the panel, and a plurality of recessed keyways defined between each of the raised faces. The panel may have a recessed base at the lower edge of the keyways defining a fold lip adjacent the mounting surface, and a full base formed at the lower edge of the raised faces and extending beyond the recessed base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Martin, James C. Parks, Matthew M. Jackson, Richard C. Kruyer, Michael W. Maurer, Daniel B. Franklin
  • Patent number: 9711068
    Abstract: A warning sign for attachment to a load bearing wall in a building, the wall having an inner supporting structure covered with an outer layer. The sign is mountable on the supporting structure of the wall before the structure is covered with the outer layer of material so that the sign is not normally visible. The sign becomes visible only on removal of the outer layer such as during renovation. The sign has a message on its side facing outwardly from the structure, when the sign is attached to the structure, to warn a person viewing the sign when the sign is visible. The message warns the viewer that the wall is a load bearing wall and that the removal of the wall could have dangerous consequences. The invention is also directed toward a load bearing wall incorporating the sign and the use of the sign in a load bearing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Dennis St. Denis
  • Patent number: 9625669
    Abstract: A cable tray junction includes floor panel and a post secured to the floor panel. The post includes a splice plate connector defining a female coupling component. A splice plate interconnects the post and a cable tray. The splice plate includes a post connector, which defines a male coupling component received in the female coupling component to connect the splice plate to the post without the use of a separate fastener. The splice plate connector may have a curved groove and the post connector may have a tongue received in the curved groove. A wall panel connector of the post defines a wall panel groove in which a wall panel is received to connect the wall panel to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Brandon Michael Tally, Stephen Nathaniel Thompson, Zheng Ren
  • Patent number: 9611653
    Abstract: A panel for attachment to a mounting surface includes a plurality of raised faces formed and extending between an upper edge and a lower edge of the panel, and a plurality of recessed keyways defined between each of the raised faces. The panel may have a recessed base at the lower edge of the keyways defining a fold lip adjacent the mounting surface, and a full base formed at the lower edge of the raised faces and extending beyond the recessed base. The fold lip provides a reaction point for an under lap extending from the lower edge toward the upper edge. The panel may include a lock flange formed at the upper edge. The lock flange defines a lock slot between layers of the panel, and closes the lock slot to substantially zero depth at a first touch point and a second touch point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Martin, James C. Parks, Matthew M. Jackson, Richard C. Kruyer, Michael W. Maurer, Daniel B. Franklin
  • Patent number: 9540817
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is an asphalt roofing shingle, adapted to be laid up in courses on a roof, comprising an upper headlap portion, a lower tab portion, vertically spaced apart upper and lower edges, laterally spaced apart right and left edges and top and bottom surfaces. The bottom surface is configured to be laid up on a roof facing the roof and the tab portion of the top surface is configured to be substantially weather-exposed when laid up on a roof. The upper headlap portion is configured to be substantially covered by the tab portion of roofing elements in a next-overlying course of roofing elements when laid up on a roof. The upper headlap portion further comprises a plurality of parallel, evenly laterally spaced, first markings, the first markings being useful, at least, for aligning adjacent shingles, cutting books of shingles, forming starter shingles from full shingles and forming a grid of shingles without external measuring devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Roofers' Advantage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jonny E Folkersen, Benjamin J Folkersen
  • Patent number: 9404253
    Abstract: A board includes a pattern to facilitate attachment of the board to a frame structure using fasteners. The pattern comprises a first array of first marks disposed in rows spaced apart a first predetermined distance, and a second array of second marks disposed in rows spaced apart a second predetermined distance apart, with the first and second marks being different, and with the first and second distances being different. The board may be used in a variety of construction applications, with the pattern facilitating the quick attachment of the board to the underlying frame by placing the fasteners using the first markings of the first array or the second markings of the second array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: HUBER ENGINEERED WOODS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. Schuman, Katie Shea Gagnon, Robert Stephen Potter, Roger William Latterell
  • Patent number: 9391440
    Abstract: Electrical panel structures for a modular building system, such as a modular data center. The electrical panel structures provide a standardized structure for attachment of high voltage power, low voltage power, and/or data lines between rooms or components of the modular building system. The panel structures can include multiple conduits that extend between rooms or other components of a modular building structure. The panel structures can include, for example, conduits having couplers for the attachment of high voltage cables and/or pass-throughs for the passage of low voltage lines and/or data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brock Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 9284731
    Abstract: A board is provided that includes a pattern to facilitate attachment of the board to a frame structure. The pattern comprises a first array of marks disposed along a first imaginary line; a second array of marks disposed along a second imaginary line, said first and second imaginary lines being spaced a first predetermined distance apart; and a third array of marks disposed along a third imaginary line, said first and third imaginary lines being spaced a second predetermined distance apart. The board may be used in a variety of construction applications, where the pattern facilitates the quick attachment of the board to an underlying frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: HUBER ENGINEERED WOODS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. Schuman, Katie Shea Gagnon, Robert Stephen Potter, Roger William Latterell
  • Patent number: 9068367
    Abstract: A board includes a pattern to facilitate attachment of the board to a frame structure using fasteners. The pattern comprises a first array of first marks disposed in rows spaced apart a first predetermined distance, and a second array of second marks disposed in rows spaced apart a second predetermined distance apart, with the first and second marks being different, and with the first and second distances being different. The board may be used in a variety of construction applications, with the pattern facilitating the quick attachment of the board to the underlying frame by placing the fasteners using the first markings of the first array or the second markings of the second array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: HUBER ENGINEERED WOODS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. Schuman, Katie Shea Gagnon, Robert Stephen Potter, Roger William Latterell
  • Publication number: 20150128507
    Abstract: A post sleeve includes a reinforced concrete body preformed around a liner that defines a cavity extending longitudinally within the body, sized to receive a post. Standoff ribs run lengthwise within the cavity and extend inward from inner walls of the cavity. A post in the cavity is supported laterally by the standoff ribs. Drain channels between the ribs permit water to flow past the post and exit the cavity via a lower aperture. A drain tube is coupled to the lower aperture, and extends downward where it is covered with gravel at the bottom of a post hole. Concrete is poured around the post sleeve in the hole. The cavity is adaptable to receive posts of varying sizes, and at various depths. A collar closes a space between the post and the top of the cavity, permitting air circulation within the cavity while shedding water and substantially preventing insects from entering the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: N. Eric Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20150113886
    Abstract: A pre-embedded piece includes a reinforcing steel bar and a screw rod. The reinforcing steel bar includes a body and an embossed portion formed on an outer periphery of the body. An end of the screw rod is connected to an end of the reinforcing steel bar. A method for producing a pre-embedded piece includes preparing a reinforcing steel bar and a screw rod. The reinforcing steel bar includes a body and an embossed portion formed on an outer periphery of the body. The reinforcing steel bar and the screw rod are placed end to end and fused together. A reinforcing steel structure of an embodiment includes a plurality of main bars, a plurality of hooped columns, and a plurality of pre-embedded pieces. A reinforcing steel structure of another embodiment includes a plurality of hooped columns and a plurality of pre-embedded pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Shin-Ming Chang, Fu-Yuan Lu, Ju-Chuan Ko, Cheng-Yu Lee, Ying-Ying Lu, Chien-Hui Lu, Yun-Sheng Lu
  • Publication number: 20150101265
    Abstract: A prefabricated concrete pole base and adjustable method of connection and use to receive, support, and stabilize light poles and the like having different hole mounting patterns, securing the pole to the base and facilitating rapid installation of poles while eliminating the need for on-site concrete forms and lengthy concrete cure times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Nyce, Kelly Patterson, George Clinton Brookhart
  • Patent number: 9003672
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a combination roof top solar installation tool, and more particularly, to a tool for measuring, securing, and supporting solar installation equipment to allow for quick, safe, consistent, and efficient installations. The tool may include a first housing, a second housing, and third housing that fit telescopically together and are secured through a clip locking mechanism that extends the housings when released via a clip and roller system. The tool has ruling etched along the top of the housings, a level, and also has a series of ratchet heads for tightening and loosening tools on a roof. The invention may include a series of seam clamp holes along the surface of the housings, which receive a seam clamp. The invention may also have an elongating device secured onto one of the housings, which is used for measuring distances beyond the length of the installation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Rodolfo Lozano, IV
  • Publication number: 20150089885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to roofing material to be connected with a further roofing material under a condition that respective sides of the roofing material and the further roofing material are overlapped with each other, including a main body having a substantially flat plate shape and a fitting part formed at an end of the main body. The roofing material further includes at least one positioning marker which is provided to the fitting part so as to indicate a position of an overlap between the respective sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Takahiko WAKEBE
  • Patent number: 8984835
    Abstract: A multiple-layer laminated shingle and a method of making the shingle are provided, in which at least one adhesive of high temperature resistance is applied for securing the shingle layers together, to reduce reliance on a roofer having to fasten (via nails, staples or other fatteners) through a narrow headlap zone of a posterior shingle layer in order to secure the posterior shingle layer to a roof; such that a vertically wide portion of the headlap area of the anterior shingle layer is presented to the roofer as of nailing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Kermit E. Stahl, John K. Donaldson
  • Patent number: 8887449
    Abstract: A benchmark marking tool includes a marking plate having an upper surface formed in a flat shape so as to mark a benchmark on the upper surface, a stud extending from a back surface of the upper surface of the marking plate and buried in a structure such as a floor of a building to fix the marking plate, and an outer peripheral flange provided around the marking plate and buried in a coating layer applied to the structure. The marking plate is provided such that the upper surface is located to be flush with or below an upper surface of the coating layer formed on the structure when the marking plate is located in the structure of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation
    Inventor: Isao Hoshi
  • Publication number: 20140318039
    Abstract: A board includes a pattern to facilitate attachment of the board to a frame structure using fasteners. The pattern comprises a first array of first marks disposed in rows spaced apart a first predetermined distance, and a second array of second marks disposed in rows spaced apart a second predetermined distance apart, with the first and second marks being different, and with the first and second distances being different. The board may be used in a variety of construction applications, with the pattern facilitating the quick attachment of the board to the underlying frame by placing the fasteners using the first markings of the first array or the second markings of the second array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HUBER ENGINEERED WOODS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. SCHUMAN, Katie Shea GAGNON, Robert Stephen POTTER, Roger William LATTERELL
  • Patent number: 8844233
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of foam backing panels for use with lap siding and configured for mounting on a building. Also disclosed are lap siding assemblies and products of lap sidings. One such embodiment of the foam backing panel comprises a rear face configured to contact the building, a front face configured for attachment to the lap siding, alignment means for aligning the lap siding relative to the building, means for providing a shadow line, opposing vertical side faces, a top face extending between a top edge of the front face and rear face and a bottom face extending between a bottom edge of the front face and rear face. At least one of the faces includes a pre-installed adhesive for joining adjacent panels together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Culpepper, Bruce Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140283466
    Abstract: Floorboards provided with a mechanical locking system including a locking strip protruding from a first edge of a first floorboard. The locking strip is provided with a locking element configured to cooperate with a locking groove at a lower side of a second edge of a second floorboard for locking the first edge and the second edge in a horizontal direction. The first edge and the second edge are configured to be assembled by a vertical downward motion of the second edge towards the first edge. The second edge is provided with a calibrating groove adjacent the locking groove. The disclosure also relates to a method for producing a mechanical locking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventor: Christian Boo
  • Patent number: 8833291
    Abstract: Disclosed is an indicator apparatus for indicating a displacement of two segments, in particular two wall segments of a wind turbine tower wall, relative to each other, the indicator apparatus comprising: a body; a first connection element mounted at the body and adapted to be connected to a first segment; and a second connection element mounted at the body and adapted to be connected to a second segment, wherein the body is configured to generate information indicative of a relative displacement of the first connection element and the second connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Laursen
  • Patent number: 8813453
    Abstract: A multiple-layer laminated shingle and a method of making the shingle are provided, in which at least one thermal set adhesive of high temperature resistance is applied for securing the shingle layers together, to reduce reliance on a roofer having to fasten (via nails, staples or other fasteners) through a narrow headlap zone of a posterior shingle layer in order to secure the posterior shingle layer to a roof; such that a vertically wide portion of the headlap area of the anterior shingle layer is presented to the roofer as a nailing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Kermit E. Stahl, John K. Donaldson
  • Patent number: 8813808
    Abstract: A track for an adjustable blind assembly comprises a base and a slot. The base comprises a flange portion and a brace portion, the flange portion extends from the base and is securable to a spaced window pane by a window frame. The slot extends from the base and comprises a channel for a sliding adjuster. The slot comprises a side wall and a back wall extending from the base, a top wall connected to the side wall and the back wall, and a protrusion extending from the top wall, wherein the side wall, the back wall, and at least a portion of the top wall collectively define a hollow tubular cavity. The protrusion, the side wall and a portion of the base define the channel. The channel is open in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Fulton, Matthew White
  • Patent number: 8807191
    Abstract: A track for an adjustable blind assembly is disclosed. One described track for an adjustable blind assembly comprises a track comprising a base and a slot, the base comprising a flange portion and a brace portion, the flange portion extending from the base and securable to a spaced window pane by a window frame, and the slot extending from the base and comprising a channel for a sliding adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Fulton, Matthew White
  • Patent number: 8800218
    Abstract: An insulating construction panel having a top end, a bottom end, a first end, a second end, a front side and a rear side, the panel for constructing a single or multi-cavity concrete form. The panel includes regularly spaced coplanar passages extending through the panel from the top end toward the bottom end and at least one angular passage perpendicularly intersecting each coplanar passage at the top end and bottom end of the panel and extending toward and through at least a portion of the back end of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Robak
  • Patent number: 8776715
    Abstract: A whisker marker system has an installation apparatus, a whisker marker, a marker strip, and a whisker fastener. The installation apparatus includes a housing and a driver shaft connected to a power driver for rotating the driver shaft. A slide body coupled to the housing moves between extended and retracted positions. The slide body has a guide channel for receiving a marker strip. The marker strip includes a series of whisker markers, each bunched together with a bunching device and attached to a threaded whisker fastener. In use, the apparatus rotates the whisker fastener until it passes through the bunching device of the whisker marker. The fastener is driven into the ground until it secures the whisker marker to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Flagshooter Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Michael Carrette
  • Publication number: 20140173999
    Abstract: The idea is an architecture design of a building that looks like exterior and interior of a classic car such as Model “T” or similar. Building to be “x” scale of actual vehicle size. Size of each building will varies based upon the different type, use and size of each project. The floor plan will be with opened ceiling thru the bottom of the vehicle that fits over to allow visitors to see the inside dashboard and seats, seats can be used as an additional 2nd floor seating area. The roof will be similar to actual vehicle top or convertible type with transparent glass roof so visitors can see the sky above. Attached 4 sheets represent front and side elevations of our first project as well as the floor plan. The project consists of drive-thru fast food gas station. Attached project is at 10 scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Nabil Diab Ali, Ahmad Diab Ali
  • Publication number: 20140157687
    Abstract: A shaped insulating board is disclosed for enabling lining of fiber cement boards and simultaneously enabling attachment of the insulating board on the building studs. Furthermore, the shaped insulating board provides a water drainage panel that allows water to drain downward on both sides of the board. The shaped insulating board also provides aeration between the board and the building surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Russ Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20140150355
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an insulation board for the application of coatings, characterized in that it comprises a set of machined guide grooves (1) on one of the sides of the insulation board (2) along the entire length and width of the said side of the insulation board (2) and with a spacing between them which can vary according to the type of coating to be applied, as well as a set of tongue and groove fittings (3) at its ends, as to allow the connection and the adjustment of the said insulation boards (2) in relation to each other. The present invention allows to facilitate the settlement of the coatings without crosspieces or plumb lines, as well as, it allows to initiate de placement of the said coatings at any point of the said side of the insulation board (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: CANDIGRES - CERAMICA DE GRES DA CANDIEIRA
    Inventors: Rui Pedro Almeida Martins, Simão Pedro Martins Almeida
  • Publication number: 20140096457
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a combination roof top solar installation tool, and more particularly, to a tool for measuring, securing, and supporting solar installation equipment to allow for quick, safe, consistent, and efficient installations. The tool may include a first housing, a second housing, and third housing that fit telescopically together and are secured through a clip locking mechanism that extends the housings when released via a clip and roller system. The tool has ruling etched along the top of the housings, a level, and also has a series of ratchet heads for tightening and loosening tools on a roof. The invention may include a series of seam clamp holes along the surface of the housings, which receive a seam clamp. The invention may also have an elongating device secured onto one of the housings, which is used for measuring distances beyond the length of the installation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Rodolfo Lozano, IV
  • Patent number: 8667745
    Abstract: A military service persons burial marker assembly having an upper plaque having front and rear faces; upper indicia fixedly attached to or formed wholly with the upper plaque's front face, the upper indicia commemorating the service person; a bracket cantilevering rearwardly from the upper plaque; a lower plaque having a front face; lower indicia fixedly attached to or formed wholly with the lower plaque's front face, the lower indicia further commemorating the service person; a loop fixedly attached to and extending rearwardly from the lower plaque; and a hook connected operatively to the loop, the hook being adapted for engaging the bracket for resisting downward movements of the lower plaque with respect to the upper plaque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jesse C. May
  • Publication number: 20140053474
    Abstract: A board is provided that includes a pattern to facilitate attachment of the board to a frame structure. The pattern comprises a first array of marks disposed along a first imaginary line; a second array of marks disposed along a second imaginary line, said first and second imaginary lines being spaced a first predetermined distance apart; and a third array of marks disposed along a third imaginary line, said first and third imaginary lines being spaced a second predetermined distance apart. The board may be used in a variety of construction applications, where the pattern facilitates the quick attachment of the board to an underlying frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: HUBER ENGINEERED WOODS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. SCHUMAN, Katie Shea GAGNON, Robert Stephen POTTER, Roger William LATTERELL
  • Patent number: 8631612
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a facing panel, on the long side surfaces of which there are connecting or locking elements (5, 6) that are different or which complement each other along the two parallel long side edges (4, 4?) of the facing panel (1, 1?) so that the long side edges (4, 4?) of two facing panels (1) with different locking elements can be connected to one another. On the visible surface (7) of the facing panel (1, 1?) there is a single stripe (2) that is parallel to and spaced apart from one of the two long side edges (4, 4?); the color of said stripe (2) is darker than the color of the remaining visible surface, one and the same connecting or locking element (6) being formed along the long-side edge (4) of the facing panel (1, 1?) to which the stripe (2) runs parallel or to which it is close, one and the same connecting or locking element (6) being formed on the opposite long-side edge (4?), this being complementary to the connecting or locking element (5) or lockable thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kaindl Flooring GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Duernberger
  • Publication number: 20140000184
    Abstract: A diagonal brace connector and method is disclosed. The connector includes an upper planar member and a lower planar member connected by a rigid webbing. A center screw boss is disposed continuously and laterally along the webbing. The screw boss is adapted to receive a screw fastened through a structural member and into the screw boss. A corner screw boss is along the corner between the webbing and the lower flange. The corner boss is similarly designed to accept a screw fastened through a structural member and into the screw boss. A pair of parallel grooves are formed in the webbing to provide a visual guide for the locations to install permanent fasteners. The alignment grooves are disposed such that the screw bosses of adjoining members do not interfere with the permanent fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG ALUMINUM, INC.
    Inventors: James Armstrong, Brian Hall
  • Publication number: 20130340354
    Abstract: A decorative weather-tight inset to position against a wall for providing aesthetics, covering holes or irregular surfaces, and creating storage space. The inset includes a flange around the perimeter to elevate the inset above the wall. The flange and the wall form a waterproof seal through the use of fasteners and caulk. The flange can bend or be prefabricated to contour flush against the wall. A decorative surface can protrude beyond the inset and include indicia. The decorative surface can be one piece or multiple pieces, and include a variety of shapes, graphics, and text. A space between an opposite mounting surface of the inset and the wall can be filled with insulation for preventing thermal transfer, and for enhancing the water proof seal between the flange and the wall. Items can also be stored or displayed in the space if the decorative surface detaches, and/or is transparent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Joseph Darville
  • Patent number: 8595993
    Abstract: A board is provided that includes a pattern to facilitate attachment of the board to a frame structure. The pattern comprises a first array of marks disposed along a first imaginary line; a second array of marks disposed along a second imaginary line, said first and second imaginary lines being spaced a first predetermined distance apart; and a third array of marks disposed along a third imaginary line, said first and third imaginary lines being spaced a second predetermined distance apart. The board may be used in a variety of construction applications, where the pattern facilitates the quick attachment of the board to an underlying frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Huber Engineered Woods LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. Schuman, Katie Shea Gagnon, Robert Stephen Potter, Roger William Latterell
  • Patent number: 8595992
    Abstract: The invention provides a high-visibility roof-drain cover comprising a roof-drain cover, a marked, reversible, elongated flag, and coupler means for mounting the flag to the roof-drain cover, wherein the flag extends upwardly from the roof-drain cover a sufficient distance that a top portion of the flag will remain visible above an accumulation of wind-blown debris and snow. The invention provides a first group of high-visibility roof-drain cover embodiments, each of which includes a novel roof-drain cover. The invention provides a second group of high-visibility roof-drain cover embodiments for retrofit, each of which includes a prior art roof-drain cover. The invention provides a third group of sub-assemblies for retrofit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Arthur May May, Linda May
  • Publication number: 20130312339
    Abstract: A swimming pool safety coping element (5, 40) comprising a first portion (110) formed of the group of polyurethane, epoxy, latex, block copolymer, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam and glass reinforced plastic (GRP); a display layer (121); and a second portion (120), disposed on the first portion (110) and the display layer (121), comprising a Low Surface Energy material. The display layer (121) may include an LED arrangement (202) to improve visibility and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: GLOBAL RESINS LIMITED
    Inventor: Mark Nicholas Hempleman-Adams
  • Patent number: 8590161
    Abstract: Break away panels, devices and methods of using the breakaway panels with grid scored patterns for fire extinguisher cabinets which can be made for small, mid-size and large size fire extinguisher cabinets, and easily resized when needed. Three novel panels each having novel vertical and horizontal scored lines running throughout the panels and be located on the inside surface of the installed panels. An installer can easily break off upper and/or lower and/or side edges of the panels in order to resize the panel to fit almost any size fire extinguisher cabinet. The scoring lines can be accomplished by a router. Alternatively, the entire panel and the scored lines can be formed from injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Cato 2007, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Huddleston, Desmond Depass
  • Patent number: 8590218
    Abstract: Provided are frame members from which a structure can be efficiently assembled, and a structure using the frame members. On a surface of a vertical frame member 28, there are printed a position identification mark (sectional shape mark) showing the position where a horizontal frame member 34 is to be butted, a nut position identification mark N showing the mounting position of a nut 46 which is to be inserted into a guide groove 22, and a position identification mark showing the mounting position of a bracket 42. The frame members can be efficiently assembled to manufacture a structure, without referring to a drawing for assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: NIC Autotec, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishikawa, Norio Nishio, Ryoichi Nomura, Akihiro Nosaku
  • Patent number: 8590217
    Abstract: A framed wall construction (10) includes a generally vertically orientated frame (12). A substantially planar layer of a moisture barrier (21) having a generally water-resistant front surface is fixedly attached to substantially cover the frame (12). To complete the wall construction, an outer cladding material (22) is secured to cover the moisture barrier (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Gleeson, Roger Pecnik