Attic Vent Patents (Class 52/199)
  • Patent number: 10940677
    Abstract: A multi-layered membrane comprising a first thermoplastic first layer and a second thermoplastic layer, where the second layer includes expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Hubbard, Wensheng Zhou, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 10094113
    Abstract: A roof system and related methods for installing the roof system. The roof system includes a roof diaphragm including a nail board and an insulating panel connected to the nail board, wherein the insulating panel is adapted to be positioned between the nail board and a roof frame so that the insulating panel engages the roof frame. In several exemplary embodiments, the nail board comprises one or both of: oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood. In several exemplary embodiments, the insulating panel comprises one or both of: a closed-cell rigid polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core and a polystyrene foam core. In several exemplary embodiments, the roof system further includes a plurality of nail board fasteners connecting the roof diaphragm to the roof frame, the nail board fasteners each extending through the nail board, through the insulating panel, and into the roof frame to a depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: RMAX OPERATING, LLC
    Inventor: Laurie Hill
  • Patent number: 9869123
    Abstract: An attic-insulation cover designed to cover access doors leading into attic spaces, such as scuttle holes and vertical attic doors includes an attic insulation flange or border for placement over the attic opening frame, the attic insulation flange having a first top end and a second bottom end, an attic insulation jacket having a top wall, parallel side walls, parallel end walls and a bottom panel; and a closure device at the second bottom end of the attic-insulation flange for connecting the attic insulation flange and the attic insulation jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael L. Arthur
  • Patent number: 9822531
    Abstract: A flashing laminate includes a non-reinforced thermoplastic sheet having a bottom surface, a first longitudinal edge, and a second longitudinal edge. The flashing laminate also includes an adhesive layer on a longitudinally extending portion of the bottom surface adjacent to one of the longitudinal edges. In one or more embodiments, the laminate also includes a release liner positioned over the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Leon Barksdale, Sean Christopher McCarthy, Joseph John Kalwara
  • Patent number: 9702155
    Abstract: Retrofitting a horizontal building roof having a pre-existing, composite-strength concrete roof having a corrugated steel deck with concrete poured over the deck top. Replacing the pre-existing roof with a dry-installed composite-strength roof having a rigid sheet installed over a corrugated steel deck, the rigid sheet attached to the deck by mechanical fasteners extending through the rigid sheet and the upper ribs of the corrugated deck. The newly installed roof restrains the upper ribs against lateral distortion under loading, thus forcing the corrugated deck to maintain shape and operate to composite capacities in excess of predictable flexural load capabilities of its components considered alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Charles L Nunley
  • Patent number: 9243813
    Abstract: A vent for a building has a cover attached to a base. The base has an aperture permitting gas to pass. A moisture directing means on an underside of the cover directs moisture move under the influence of gravity to fall outside of the aperture. The cover may include a slanted side wall portion, with the aperture positioned with its center displaced from the center of the cover toward the slanted side. The base may include a pair of moisture deflecting features along at least a portion of one of the nonslope sides to prevent moisture flowing along the base from within an area on the base covered by the cover to outside of the covered area at the nonslope sides. The base may also include a water deflecting ridge on its underside positioned between a downslope edge and the aperture to deflect water away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Canplas Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: James Brian Mantyla, Timothy Duane Bach, Donna Maria Burtch, Kent Douglas Proctor
  • Patent number: 9022845
    Abstract: A ventilated roof features an elongated vent having a vent opening and an elongated vent shingle supporting surface. The vent opening is in fluid communication with a slot defined by the top surface of a roof deck and communicating through the roof deck. An end cap has an end cap shingle supporting surface and is located adjacent to an end of the elongated vent. The vent and the end cap adjacent to the vent are supported in an equivalent spaced-apart relation to the top surface of the roof deck. The elongated vent shingle supporting surface, the end cap shingle supporting surface and the top surface of the roof deck provide a substantially continuous support to a shingle overlapping any two of those elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Henderson
  • Patent number: 8978342
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include methods of radiant heat rejection, and structures for use in same, where Aluminet® is provided in a roof or an attic of a building structure. The Aluminet® material is installed by providing a structure for the material to breathe, that is, the material is provided so that an air space surrounds it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: David Pascoe, David Hinson, Robert Sproull, Ryan Salvas, John L. Locker
  • Patent number: 8978323
    Abstract: A pitch adjustable ridge ventilator preferably includes a plurality of adjustable pitch members, a pair of perforated members, a pair of perforated support members and a pair of U-shaped drip members. The adjustable pitch members are bendable to a particular angle. A first perforated support member is attached to a bottom of a first perforated member and a first side of the plurality adjustable pitch members. A second perforated support member is attached to a bottom of a second perforated member and a second side of the plurality adjustable pitch members. The first and second perforated support members are attached to a roof. Roof sheathing is attached to a top of the plurality of adjustable pitch members. A U-shaped drip member is attached over the roof sheathing and located under the perforated member. Each end of the pitch adjustable ridge ventilator is terminated with an end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Metal-Era, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Inzeo
  • Patent number: 8925262
    Abstract: A solar ridge vent includes an elongated laterally flexible panel having edge portions and ventilation grids extending along the edge portions. Channel members extend along the edge portions of the panel and define channels that have channel openings facing inwardly. The channels are sized to receive edges of auxiliary components to hold the auxiliary components on the ridge vent. The auxiliary components may be ridge cap shingles, slate cap shingles, light emitting emergency location panels, or fluid heating panels. In a preferred embodiment, solar power generating panels are configured to be mounted on the ridge vent with its edges held in the channels. A remote electrical box has chargeable batteries, a power inverter, and an AC outlet to provide electrical power in an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Sudhir Railkar, Walter Zarate, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 8915022
    Abstract: A system for management of a roof having first and second decks covering an unconditioned space in a building and a peak, the system having a first channel extending from proximate a lower end of the first deck towards the peak and a second channel extending from proximate a lower end of the second deck towards the peak. The system further includes a router positioned proximate the peak, the router enabling air flowing to the peak from the first channel to be selectively routed to one of a plurality of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Frank W. Klink, John S. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20140260005
    Abstract: A rollable ridge vent panel includes first and second sidewalls, each including flexure portions. A side member extends in a direction that is parallel with the longitudinal extent of the ridge vent panel. A flex member includes a first wall and a second wall that are connected via a flex line and which flare from a top side of the ridge vent panel to a bottom side of the ridge vent panel. A first vented portion is disposed between the first sidewall and the body. A second vented portion is disposed between the second sidewall and the body. A plurality of primary buttresses are disposed in a parallel arrangement on an underside of the body, each being disposed substantially normal to the body. A plurality of secondary buttresses are disposed parallel to the plurality of primary buttresses on the underside of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: QUALITY EDGE, INC.
    Inventor: Quality Edge, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8790167
    Abstract: A vent for a roof includes a body having an inner surface facing the roof, an outer surface, first and second opposing ends and first and second opposing sides. First and second edge portions are disposed at or about the first and second sides, respectively, and include a plurality of openings for the passage of air. A plurality of protrusions extend outwardly from the inner surface of the body. A plurality of elongated resilient members extend longitudinally between the first and second ends of the body and cooperate with the protrusions. At least a portion of each of the elongated resilient members extends beyond a bottom edge of the vent and is compressed against the exterior surface of the roof, in order to substantially fill in and seal spaces between the exterior surface of the roof and the at least one vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Air Vent, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bradley Holland, Andrew Frederick Lindahl
  • Patent number: 8763325
    Abstract: An adjustable roof jack, having: a flange; a first tapered cylinder fixedly connected to the flange; a second tapered cylinder rotationally connected to the first tapered cylinder; a vent cap tapered cylinder rotationally connected to the second tapered cylinder; and a vent cap assembly fixedly attached to the vent cap tapered cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Ventura S. Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8752344
    Abstract: An end tube has an interior and exterior diameter and a length. A central tube has an interior and an exterior diameter and a length. The length of the central tube is greater than the length of the end tube. The exterior diameter of the end tube is essentially equal to the interior diameter of the central tube. An upper portion of the end tube is inserted into and attached to a lower portion of the central tube. In this manner a lower portion of the end tube is adapted to be inserted into a vent pipe of a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin M. Morris, Richard T. Maddox
  • Patent number: 8733064
    Abstract: A baffle for use in an attic is installed between adjacent roof rafters to substantially block the flow of ventilating air through an opening located between the top surface of the wall plate and the underside of the roof deck. The baffle is formed from extruded cellular plastics material which is cut to define two parallel grooves by cutting through the first wall to define first and second side flaps hingedly connected to the rectangular panel by bending said sheet at said grooves for attaching the side flaps to the inner face of said roof rafters. The first and second grooves are formed in the sheet at right angles to the webs so that the grooves cut through the first sheet also cut at least partly through the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Coro-Span Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Madison
  • Publication number: 20140115980
    Abstract: An exemplary building construction assembly for installation on a roof deck including a base layer and a channel structure coupled to the base layer and defining a plurality of channels is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the plurality of channels include a first airflow channel and second airflow channel extending in parallel through the channel structure. The plurality of channels further includes a venting channel between the first and second airflow channels and the base layer. The channel structure defines one or more apertures between the venting channel and each of the first and second airflow channels configured to allow airflow from the first and second airflow channels into the venting channel. The base layer defines one or more exit orifices in airflow communication with the venting channel and configured such that air in the venting channel exits the building construction assembly through the one or more exit orifices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John Scott Edwards, Frank William Klink
  • Patent number: 8661750
    Abstract: A cover for closing an access opening that leads to an infrequently used space within a building, such as an attic, that generally provides an air seal, thermal insulation and/or acoustic insulation at the access opening. The cover may be in one or two portions, including a closure alone or a closure and a frame having an aperture that can be closed by engagement between the closure and the frame. When the cover is used alone it engages a frame or a wall circumscribing the access opening. The cover is sized and shaped to close a stairwell, or the opening at one end of a stairway, an opening in a generally vertical wall, a hatch, or a pull down ladder. The closure and frame are each made of one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: James B. Melesky
  • Patent number: 8650833
    Abstract: A method for installing a roof vent includes the steps of providing a base component having an outer flange having a bottom surface and surrounding a central opening; providing a top cover; mounting the top cover on the base component over the central opening to permit the air to flow through the central opening, but to exclude water from entering the central opening; and welding a riser box on the bottom surface of the base component around the central opening, the riser box being sized and shaped to fit around the curb of the roof. The base component is then mounted onto the curb such that the base component covers the building venting aperture and the riser box fits around the curb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ross Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Barry Ross Polston
  • Publication number: 20140020313
    Abstract: A venting arrangement for a roof includes a plurality of venting stacks each having a first open base end open to an area on top of the roof insulation layer and below the roof outer membrane, the venting stacks arranged spaced apart around a perimeter of the roof. A venting path grid of air permeable material is arranged between the roof membrane and the insulation layer. The grid is in air flow communication with the first open base ends. Centrally located wind-driven turbine ventilators can also be in air flow communication to the grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas J. Preston, III
  • Patent number: 8615943
    Abstract: An adjustable roof jack comprising: a flange; a first cylinder having a first cylinder top portion being at an angle between 13 and 19 degrees and a first cylinder bottom portion, fixedly connected to the flange. There may be a second cylinder having a second cylinder top portion and a second cylinder bottom portion at an angle between 71 and 77 degrees. A second cylinder bottom fold is folded over a first cylinder fold to fixedly and rotationally connect at an angle between 13 and 19 degrees. A vent cap cylinder having a vent cap cylinder top portion and a vent cap cylinder bottom portion having at least one vent cap cylinder fold is folded over a second cylinder top fold to rotationally connect the vent cap cylinder to the second cylinder; and a vent cap assembly is fixedly attached to the vent cap cylinder top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Ventura S. Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8562400
    Abstract: A baffle system that can be used to provide ventilation to attics and roofs at the time of new roof construction or retrofit and further provides for solar thermal energy control and harvesting systems in conjunction or combination with the baffle systems. According to one embodiment, the baffle vents are made from a resilient material and are designed and configured to be flexed into a deformed shape, positioned between adjacent roof rafters and released whereupon the baffle vents become wedged between adjacent roof rafters. The baffle vents can function as radiant barriers by providing the baffle vents with a reflecting coating(s) or reflective surface(s). The baffle vents can function as radiant collectors by positioning solar thermal collectors in the air flow channels defined by the baffle vents and darkening the lower surface of the roof sheeting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Robert Klement
  • Patent number: 8561359
    Abstract: A baffle vent incorporates an integral drift blocker portion that is connected to the main body portion of the baffle vent by a generally planar transition portion to allow the drift blocker portion to move relative to the main body portion. The main body portion is formed with transversely extending stiffening ribs, while the drift blocker portion is formed with longitudinally extending stiffening ribs with the transition portion being devoid of stiffening ribs to maintain flexibility in the transition portion. The baffle vent structure can be formed in large sheets that span several roof rafters with multiple integral drift blocker portions formed to be positioned between the roof rafters. A deck baffle panel is also provided in a configuration similar to the main body portion to be installed beneath attic flooring in manufactured housing to allow an air flow to remove moisture from beneath the attic flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Brentwood Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Rosten, David J. Bonanni, Richard Pirino
  • Patent number: 8534013
    Abstract: An adjustable roof jack comprising: a flange; a first cylinder having a first cylinder top portion being at an angle between 20 and 25 degrees and a first cylinder bottom portion, fixedly connected to the flange. There may be a second cylinder having a second cylinder top portion and a second cylinder bottom portion at an angle between 65 and 70 degrees. A second cylinder bottom fold is folded over a first cylinder fold to fixedly and rotationally connect at an angle between 20 and 25 degrees. A vent cap cylinder having a vent cap cylinder top portion and a vent cap cylinder bottom portion having at least one vent cap cylinder fold is folded over a second cylinder top fold to rotationally connect the vent cap cylinder to the second cylinder; and a vent cap assembly is fixedly attached to the vent cap cylinder top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Ventura S. Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8528284
    Abstract: The thermal energy venting system includes an insulation board disposed in the cavity between adjacent studs and other areas of a domicile or building to form venting channels directing excess heat through a roof/ridge vent. The insulation board is a non-porous laminate formed by a rigid foam core covered or sheathed with a reflective polymeric facer or plastic. The insulation board provides a thermal barrier for conduction, convection and radiation aspects of thermal energy transfer. The installation of the insulation board forms an envelope that reflects exterior thermal energy and interior thermal energy to maintain comfortable interior temperatures with minimal heating/cooling energy expenditure and costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: Mark A. Aspenson, John G. Connell
  • Patent number: 8413393
    Abstract: Covers for attic trap doors and pull down attic stairs or ladders are described each of which is formed of an insulating material. The covers are structured to effectively seal a ceiling access opening. In some embodiments, a closure member constructed of insulating material is cooperatively and frictionally received within a frame formed of the same material to form an airtight seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: James B. Melesky
  • Patent number: 8413687
    Abstract: An insulated sewer vent cover designed to passively prevent ice blockage, comprises a sealed annular insulating space comprising either entrapped air or an appropriate insulation material. The vent cover further comprises a plurality of concentrically arranged and chemically bonded plastic plumbing components which include a pair of bushings, a pair of couplers, and a pair of tubing sections of different diameters. These components are designed to be installed and chemically bonded onto an existing roof-mounted sewer vent pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: David W. Woodring
  • Patent number: 8381459
    Abstract: A roof ventilator mount for mounting a roof ventilator onto a gable-type roof (21), the roof ventilator including a roof ventilator base (10) defining a cupola mounting portion (25) for mounting a cupola (12) thereto, the roof ventilator mount comprising: a first mounting component (26), the first mounting component (26) including a first mounting plate (48) mountable to the roof (21); a second mounting component (26), the second mounting component (26) including a second mounting plate (48) mountable to the roof (21); the first and second mounting components (26) being mountable to the roof ventilator base (10) with proximal edges (47) thereof located substantially adjacent to each other and distal edges (49) thereof located spaced apart from each other; the first and second mounting plates (48) being each provided with a breakable segment (66) extending from the proximal edge (47), the breakable segment (66) being breakable from the remainder of the mounting plate (48) along a predetermined break line locat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Serge Ramsay, Linda Ramsay
  • Publication number: 20130036686
    Abstract: A roofing system in a building structure having a ridge vent includes strips of composite material having a base material adapted to form a hermetic seal with the top surface of a roofing section and recesses in a top surface in which an air permeable material can be positioned. A strip is applied to roof sections adjacent to each side of a ridge vent so that a ridge cap can overlay the strips in spaced relation from the underlying roof sections and be sealingly secured to the roof sections. The strip material establishes a barrier between the ridge cap and the roof sections through which air can pass, but through which the passage of rain and insects is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: MARCO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: MARCO INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130031855
    Abstract: A rail mounting system is provided for mounting skylights and other structures directly to rib elevations of a metal panel roofing system. The rail mounting system has a side rail for each side of a skylight or run of skylights that mount to the metal panel roof's rib elevations. Each side rail includes a vertical riser wall, an upper flange extending from the riser wall to provide a top bearing surface for one side of a skylight or run of skylights, and a bottom shoulder structure extending from the riser portion which is adapted for attachment to a rib elevation of the roofing system. The rib elevations on which the side rails of the rail mounting system are attached provide structural support for the skylight or run of skylights supported thereon for substantially the entire length of the skylights or run of skylights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: ABL IP HOLDING, LLC
    Inventor: ABL IP Holding, LLC
  • Patent number: 8347562
    Abstract: A radiant barrier rafter vent defining an elongate radiant heat reflective panel formed from a sheet of aluminum or other heat reflective material having longitudinal creases that permit compressing the panel a selected amount in a direction transverse to its length and panel strengthening spaced apart formations on the remainder of the panel. The panel have a high reflectivity and are installable in various buildings between the rafters or roof supports spaced apart from the roof and optionally coated with a sound absorbing material or include small perforations therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin D. Morris, Adam D. Morris
  • Patent number: 8302352
    Abstract: A roof vented closure strip 200 comprises profile piece 210, filter material 220, and top layer 230, the strip manufactured with at least two different materials combining to fill the space between a ridge cap 140 and a sloped roof 112. The profile piece includes a lower surface 213, side surfaces 215, a front exterior surface 216, a rear interior surface 217. The strip is disposed on the sloped roof such that a lip is formed between strip rear interior surface, and the ridge slot. Filter material fills between the profile piece, the top layer, the front exterior surface, and the rear interior surface wherein the rear interior surface slopes at an angle 206 toward front exterior surface, and one or more moisture channel 250 extends laterally across the width of the strip, such that moisture flows from the lip down and drains through the moisture channel exiting the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Stuart Bahn
  • Patent number: 8281548
    Abstract: A method and a device for installing a rigid panel parallel to a flat building structure and between rafters while providing a ventilation gap between the rigid panel and the flat building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Gene Kevin Garcia
  • Patent number: 8276331
    Abstract: A roofing system in a building structure having a ridge vent includes strips of composite material having a base material adapted to form a hermetic seal with the top surface of a roofing section and recesses in a top surface in which an air permeable material can be positioned. A strip is applied to roof sections adjacent to each side of a ridge vent so that a ridge cap can overlay the strips in spaced relation from the underlying roof sections and be sealingly secured to the roof sections. The strip material establishes a barrier between the ridge cap and the roof sections through which air can pass, but through which the passage of rain and insects is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Marco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Polumbus, Daniel Housley, Robert P. Harris
  • Patent number: 8272186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vent pipe protection cover for repairing damaged flashing or for any new construction for waterproofing the vent pipe. A two piece construction which allows one device to accommodate roof pitches and various size vent pipes without the need to custom make the device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Stephen Manning
  • Patent number: 8245482
    Abstract: A method of attaching a cap shingle on a roof ridge line structure includes providing a plurality of risers configured to be flexed for alignment with the opposed roof planes, flexing and positioning the risers over the ridge line structure, and installing a series of the risers in an partially overlapping manner along the ridge line structure by fastening the risers to opposed roof planes. Cap shingles configured for attachment to the risers are flexed and attached to the risers. A roof structure installed according to the method is also provided. A ridge line roofing assembly comprising a series of partially overlapping risers molded together is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Grubka, Jennifer L. Frey, Brian Ray
  • Patent number: 8205401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cover for a tubular duct extending from a planar roof surface. The cover comprises a cap, a skirt and a closure. In use: the cap is disposed outwardly from said duct, to define a headspace outside said duct and an annular space surrounding the headspace; the skirt extends from the rim of the cap in surrounding, spaced relation to said duct; and the closure extends from the terminus of the skirt to said duct and is disposed in spaced relation to said surface. The skirt and closure have vanes formed therein. The vanes are oriented such that: precipitation driven by wind through the skirt into the interior of the cap is directed, as it passes through the skirt, towards the roof; and precipitation driven by wind through the closure into the interior of the cap is directed, as it passes through the closure, away from the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: John F. Ward
  • Patent number: 8181403
    Abstract: A roof vent has a base member adapted to be mounted on a roof, and a cover member for excluding water. The base member has a generally planar base having an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter, the inner perimeter defining a vent aperture. A water barrier wall extends upwardly from the base around the vent aperture for excluding water. A ventilated dome extends from the water barrier wall at least partially over the vent aperture. Generally triangular wedges extending outwardly from the water barrier wall, shaped to direct water flow away from the water barrier wall. The cover member has a top cover element with a perimeter flange extending downwardly, and is adapted to be mounted over the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Ross Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Ross Polston
  • Patent number: 8151524
    Abstract: A vented ridge closure for covering a ventilation gap formed in the metal roof of a building includes U-shaped deck caps extending over the uppermost ends of the roof deck panels. The deck caps close-off the valleys of the roof deck panels, while providing air flow openings for directing hot air to the exterior. The air flow openings may be louvered. A ridge cap extending along the ridge of the roof above the ventilation gap. Side flanges of the ridge cap engage top panels of the deck caps, and are secured by fasteners to ribs of the underlying roof deck panels, or by inwardly-turned lips to the peripheral edges of the deck caps. Sealing material is preferably provided between a central panel of each deck cap and the abutting uppermost ends of the roof deck panels engaged therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent P. Daddio
  • Patent number: 8137170
    Abstract: A baffle system that can be used to provide ventilation to attics and roofs at the time of new roof construction or retrofit and further provides for solar thermal energy control and harvesting systems in conjunction or combination with the baffle systems. According to one embodiment, the baffle vents are made from a resilient material and are designed and configured to be flexed into a deformed shape, positioned between adjacent roof rafters and released whereupon the baffle vents become wedged between adjacent roof rafters. According to another embodiment the baffle vents have side edge portions that are configured to extend over the upper portions of roof rafters and thereby support the baffle vents between adjacent roof rafters. The baffle vents can function as radiant barriers by providing the baffle vents with a reflecting coating(s) or reflective surface(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Robert Klement
  • Publication number: 20120047828
    Abstract: A roof vented closure strip 200 comprises profile piece 210, filter material 220, and top layer 230, the strip manufactured with at least two different materials combining to fill the space between a ridge cap 140 and a sloped roof 112. The profile piece includes a lower surface 213, side surfaces 215, a front exterior surface 216, a rear interior surface 217. The strip is disposed on the sloped roof such that a lip is formed between strip rear interior surface, and the ridge slot. Filter material fills between the profile piece, the top layer, the front exterior surface, and the rear interior surface wherein the rear interior surface slopes at an angle 206 toward front exterior surface, and one or more moisture channel 250 extends laterally across the width of the strip, such that moisture flows from the lip down and drains through the moisture channel exiting the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Stuart Bahn
  • Patent number: 8091296
    Abstract: A storm collar includes a shield, an upper anchoring collar, support arms, and a lower anchoring collar. The upper anchoring collar secures the shield to an exhaust stack. The support arms are attached to the underside of the shield and the lower anchoring collar. Gaskets are placed between the joints of the storm collar pieces and between the exhaust stack for a tight fit. The angle of the support arms and the shield provide a compression fit based on the load supported by the shield. The storm collar protects the flashing and joints around an exhaust stack from damage caused by moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA)
    Inventor: Michael William Horn
  • Patent number: 8083576
    Abstract: A profiled ridge vent for tile roofs is provided having a vent strip located on each side of a roof ridge. Each vent strip includes a vent material, formed from a non-woven mat, including a first surface, contoured to a profile to match a profile of the tile roof, and a second surface. An upper water barrier is attached to the second surface of at least one of the vent strips and extends over the roof ridge. A water dam is attached to the first surface and extends in an up-slope direction toward the roof ridge. In use, a first vent strip is located on a first side of a roof ridge pole, and a second vent strip is located on a second side of the roof ridge pole. The upper water barriers of the first and second vent strips overlap one another at the ridge pole. Preferably, adhesive is provided on at least one of the upper water barriers so that the two water barriers are connected together. Alternatively, a single water barrier is provided which bridges the ridge pole and joins the first and second vent strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Martin J. Rotter
  • Patent number: 8024897
    Abstract: A roofing system in a building structure having a ridge vent includes strips of composite material having a base material adapted to form a hermetic seal with the top surface of a roofing section and recesses in a top surface in which an air permeable material can be positioned. A strip is applied to roof sections adjacent to each side of a ridge vent so that a ridge cap can overlay the strips in spaced relation from the underlying roof sections and be sealingly secured to the roof sections. The strip material establishes a barrier between the ridge cap and the roof sections through which air can pass, but through which the passage of rain and insects is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Marco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Polumbus, Daniel Housley, Robert P. Harris
  • Publication number: 20110195655
    Abstract: A vent for a roof includes a body having an inner surface facing the roof, an outer surface, first and second opposing ends and first and second opposing sides. First and second edge portions are disposed at or about the first and second sides, respectively, and include a plurality of openings for the passage of air. A plurality of protrusions extend outwardly from the inner surface of the body. A plurality of elongated resilient members extend longitudinally between the first and second ends of the body and cooperate with the protrusions. At least a portion of each of the elongated resilient members extends beyond a bottom edge of the vent and is compressed against the exterior surface of the roof, in order to substantially fill in and seal spaces between the exterior surface of the roof and the at least one vent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Air Vent, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Bradley Holland, Andrew Frederick Lindahl
  • Publication number: 20110189940
    Abstract: A roof ridge vent for installation overlying an open roof ridge to provide ventilation to a space beneath a roof is provided. The ridge vent is a continuous, elongate mat of randomly convoluted polymeric filaments having an openwork upper face, an openwork opposite lower face, a plurality of hollow recesses extending into the mat and opening into the lower face, and opposite longitudinally-extending openwork side edges. The openwork upper face is formed of randomly convoluted filaments formed to provide a relatively flat surface of sufficient density to catch heads of fasteners. The plurality of hollow recesses is defined by a plurality of upstanding openwork walls of convoluted filaments that extend from the upper face to the lower face of the mat. The upstanding openwork walls are arranged in a latticework structure such that no unobstructed passageways extend through the mat through which wind-blown rain and snow can freely pass into the side edges of the mat and laterally pass through the mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicants: Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated, Colbond, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted Kerwood-Winslow, George Caruso, Michael S. Coulton, Lori Curtiss Hascher, James Emory Mathis, II, Jeffrey Scott Denton
  • Patent number: 7950198
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward fire-rated wall construction components for use in building construction. The invention provides wall components and systems which have fire-retardant characteristics, as well as wall components which allow for needed ventilation in a building throughout times when no fire is present. Embodiments include tracks for holding studs which incorporate various geometries capable of receiving intumescent material. When the intumescent material becomes hot, it expands rapidly and fills its surrounding area, blocking fire, heat, and smoke from traveling to other areas of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventors: Don A. Pilz, Raymond E. Poliquin, Fernando Hernandez Sesma
  • Publication number: 20110120029
    Abstract: A roof vent system for greenhouses or buildings comprised of a flexible sheet of material permanently attached stationary to a lower member of vent frame and towed by a flexible tube to open or close to upper peak member of said vent by winch assisted tether ropes and closed at building ends of said vent by free flexible material grommeted and tensioned by tether ropes attached to building end walls, producing a continuous flexible window. Flexible torsion hoops provide a support system for flexible sheeting materials and at the same time act as retracting mechanisms as the said vent is being opened. The vent system is longitudinal and transverses a building from end to end functioning to evacuate heat, humidity or other elements. Opening the vent requires releasing the winch locked tethers so that the flexible material which is attached to a pull pipe is free to descend down the slope of the building roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: William Michael Uschock
  • Publication number: 20110124280
    Abstract: A ridge vent with powered forced air ventilation includes a ridge vent that is configured to be installed along the ridge of a roof covering an elongated ridge slot on either side of a ridge beam of the roof. Hot air from the attic below escapes by convection through the ridge slot and is expelled to ambient atmosphere through the ridge vent. A blower is mounted in a blower opening formed at a predetermined location along the ridge vent on one side of the ridge beam. The blower includes a blower housing forming an inlet within the attic and an outlet oriented to force air upwardly through the vent slot to be expelled through the ridge vent. A pair of baffles are hingedly secured to the housing adjacent its outlet and can be hinged up for dropping the blower through the blower opening during installation, and then hinged down and attached to a roof deck covering the blower opening and a portion of the ridge slot on the other side of the ridge beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Sudhir Railkar, Walter Zarate, Adem Chich
  • Patent number: RE43653
    Abstract: A surface mounted device includes a hollowed base body mounted on a building or vehicle exterior, and a hollowed raised body supported and secured on the base body with hollowed elongated members. A free space is formed between the base body and the raised body. An opening or openings are facilitated on, and near the center of, the lower surface of the raised body, to connect the free space with the internal space of the base body through the hollowed raised body and hollowed elongated support members. The base body and the raised body are configured in such a way that the free space between them is narrower at the center than along the perimeter. This forms an airflow path that is first contracting towards the center and then expanding afterwards for any approaching wind direction, providing a venturi mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Renscience IP Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Jason JianXiong Lin