Framing To Receive Door, Doorjamb, Or Window Sash Patents (Class 52/204.1)
  • Patent number: 10227775
    Abstract: A fire-rated receiver channel includes at least one intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The receiver channel can nest with a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header tracks, sill plates, bottom tracks, metal studs, wood studs or wall partitions, and placed at a perimeter of a wall assembly to create a fire block arrangement. In other arrangements, a track assembly includes two nested tracks, an inner track and outer track. The assembly is designed so that the outside width of the outer track is equal to or less than the outside width of the inner track to present a substantially flush external surface for attachment of exterior sheathing elements when the assembly is used in an external wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA EXPANDED METAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Donald Anthony Pilz, Raymond Edward Poliquin, Fernando Hernandez Sesma
  • Patent number: 10227815
    Abstract: A window jamb extender includes a frame including: (i) a first leg including opposite inner and outer ends; and, (ii) a second leg connected to the outer end of the first leg and arranged transversely relative to the first leg. The first leg includes an outer face adapted to be abutted with an associated wall stud that partially defines a periphery of an opening in an associated wall structure. The first leg includes an inner face that is opposite the outer face and that is adapted to lie adjacent an outer peripheral wall of an associated window frame. The second leg includes an inner face adapted to lie adjacent an exterior face of the associated window frame. The window jamb extender further includes a J-channel portion including: (i) a primary flange that projects outwardly from the outer face of said first leg; and, (ii) a secondary flange that projects outwardly from the outer face of said first leg, wherein the secondary flange is spaced-apart from the primary flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: WINJET, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Mark Rocca, Jr., Todd R. Schmidt, Russell E. Schmidt, Timothy E. Felker
  • Patent number: 10208472
    Abstract: An outer wall of a building has a frame and a coating layer. The frame has multiple surfaces. The coating layer is coated on at least one of the surfaces of the frame and is composed of a glass-fiber net and an adhesive material layer. The adhesive material layer is composed of acrylic resin, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC), and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Yueh-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 10145111
    Abstract: A pre-formed header assembly creates a rough wall opening for a metal door/frame, permitting completion of electrical, ducting, drywall, etc. prior to receiving/installing the door frame. The header is secured to first and second king studs at respective locations positioned beyond a desired door frame location. The header includes four different channels, one of which is utilized at two locations. The first channel has a first length to span between the king studs. The second channel has a second length, and the third channel a third length, which correspond to minimum dimensional requirements for completing the wall. The base of the second and third channels are each fixedly secured to the base of the first channel. The base of the fourth and fifth channels are fixedly secured to the first and second ends of the base of the first channel, respectively, substantially perpendicular thereto, for attachment to the king studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Weber
  • Patent number: 10066393
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced surface covering for application to a structure, comprising at least one structural body comprising a resilient construction material with a top side and a bottom side, a flexible base coupled to the bottom side of the structural body, a spaced gap disposed between the at least one structural body and an adjacent second body, and wherein the spaced gap has a portion of the base that is substantially overlaid with the resilient construction material and configured to receive a filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SafetyStep TD
    Inventor: Mike Menendez
  • Patent number: 10024064
    Abstract: A lapboard siding and trim system is provided in which trim siding components for board-and-batten siding and associated trim components are manufactured using a co-extrusion process, whereby wood/thermoplastic resin composite material and polyvinyl chloride thermoplastic resins are co-extruded through a single die assembly, thereby producing a trim piece having a plastic composite component, that will be visible following installation, fused under heat and pressure to the polyvinyl chloride standoff and attachment fins, that will be hidden following installation. Also provided is a lapboard siding and trim system in which siding components for clapboard siding are manufactured by extruding wood/thermoplastic resin composite material through a die. Associated trim components are manufactured using the co-extrusion process described above. The siding and trim components are completely waterproof, and installation proceeds with almost no face nailing and almost no caulk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Shaun Robert Monteer
  • Patent number: 10024057
    Abstract: A construction system includes a first panel and a second panel. The first panel defines a first insulation member coupled to a first support member. The first insulation member defines an extension member portion. The second panel defines a second insulation member coupled to a second support member. The second insulation member defines an extension member recess. The extension member portion is disposed within the extension member recess to couple together the first panel with the second panel. The first panel and the second panel define a first seam and a second seam as coupled together. The first seam and the second seam are incongruous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: A. David Gibson
  • Patent number: 9850700
    Abstract: An exterior wall structure includes first to fourth waterproofing members. Each of the first to fourth waterproofing members includes a fixing portion, a positioning portion, a separating portion, a supporting portion, and first and second seal portions. The positioning portion extends continuously with the fixing portion toward the exterior side. The positioning portion positions an exterior wall material by coming into abutment with an end face of the exterior wall material. The separating portion extends continuously with the positioning portion toward the sash body side so as to be located between the sash body and the exterior wall material. The first seal portion inhibits the entry of water by coming into abutment with the exterior wall material. The second seal portion inhibits the entry of water by coming into abutment with the sash body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Sawada
  • Patent number: 9688827
    Abstract: A method for infusing a nanoporous tendrillar mat with resin includes: performing a short duration, elevated temperature, pre-cure contacting treatment of the tendrillar mat using resin, thereby substantially uniformly infusing the tendrillar mat with resin; and curing the resin-infused tendrillar mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Starkovich, Hsiao-Hu Peng, Edward M. Silverman
  • Patent number: 9458618
    Abstract: A prefabricated below-grade foundation wall module includes first and second laterally extending metal tracks, a plurality of longitudinally extending metal studs, an air barrier, and an outer structural layer. The second laterally extending metal track may be spaced from and facing the first laterally extending metal track. One end of the metal studs may be secured to the first metal track and the other end of the metal studs may be secured to the second laterally extending metal track. The air barrier may be secured in an overlaying position on an exterior-facing side of the module. The outer structural layer may be secured in an overlaying position on an exterior-facing side of the air barrier. The outer structural layer may comprise cement board, plywood or both cement board and plywood. A method of building a foundation wall is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Wade A. Woznuk
  • Patent number: 9388567
    Abstract: An outer wall structure according to the invention includes first to fourth linear water-stopping members, and first to fourth corner water-stopping members. These members include plate portions and seal portions and the like. The plate portions are fixed to a vertical furring strip member, a horizontal furring strip member, and a frame member by means of a first mounting screw. Consequently, the seal portions prevent entry of water between a sash body and the plate portion. With the outer wall structure, the plate portions are fixed to the vertical furring strip member, the horizontal furring strip member, and the frame member at a position spaced apart from the outer face farther than a first width of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NICHIHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9328506
    Abstract: A construction system includes an insulation member. A metal support member is coupled to a side surface of the insulation member. The metal support member is a substantially C-shaped configuration. The metal support member is inserted over an upper side of the wall panel within processed portions of the insulation member to align with the side surface of the insulation member. An extension member portion of the insulation member provides an extension of the insulation member over an exterior side of the wall panel. An exterior sheath is disposed over the extension member portion of the insulation member and over an exterior side of the wall panel. An interior sheath is disposed over an interior side of the wall panel. The exterior sheath and the interior sheath include magnesium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: David Gibson
  • Patent number: 9296150
    Abstract: The method for equipping a building component with a sealing tape includes providing a building component which has two profile channels open in an upward direction and providing a sealing tape comprising an elastically recoverable foam strip and a stiff strip-shaped element, which comprises a first side section and a second side section and includes two predetermined fold points. The first side section and the second side section of the stiff strip-shaped element are bent downward in opposite directions at the two predetermined fold points, and the bent-over first and second side sections are then introduced into the two profile channels where they clamp themselves in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ISO-CHEMIE GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Deiss
  • Patent number: 9097009
    Abstract: A new prefabricated wall panel is the basic unit of a new, more efficient and stronger wall system. The wall panel is manufactured from a plurality of foam sections sized to leave vertical and horizontal voids into which concrete is later poured, each foam section having an inner and outer surface and two sides; and a plurality of fastening strips. The fastening strips are longitudinal metal strips being situated between the sides of two foam sections. Each fastening strip has two longitudinal fastening strips projecting perpendicularly to the longitudinal fastening strip and the fastening strips being adjacent to the outer surface of the two foam sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HercuTech, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Niemann
  • Patent number: 9091061
    Abstract: A building element that is an elongated extrusion of plastics material. The element can be used to form straight or curved walls. A number of elements are secured together by transverse relative movement and snap engagement of flanges in a recess. In one embodiment the element has a longitudinally extending seal projection that aids in sealingly connecting engaged elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Burak Dincel
  • Patent number: 9038339
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall panel includes molds for casting reinforced concrete (RC) elements. The prefabricated wall panel includes foam boards, foam glass panels fixed to the foam boards, fabric mesh fixed to the foam glass panels, wire mesh fixed to the fabric mesh, and an exterior wall finish fixed to the wire mesh. Spaces defined by the foam boards and the foam glass panels form the molds for casting RC columns and beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Hai Zhong
  • Patent number: 9016011
    Abstract: An internally aligned insulating concrete form window and door buck that self aligns into the insulated concrete wall forms and it allows for the changing of the face and edge materials when desired, and the use of solid insulating materials with internal alignment elements that fit into the cavity of the insulated concrete formed wall which bonds to the concrete. The internally aligned insulating window and door buck generally includes an insulated window and door buck made as a single insulating element or with multiple components with a configuration that allows for the use of various type of materials on the face and edges of the buck, and have the ability to align to the inside of an insulated concrete formed walls so as no external bracing or strapping or support is needed to keep the buck aligned with the wall forms during concrete placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Gorilla Buck Inc.
    Inventor: Cooper Edward Stewart
  • Publication number: 20150059267
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall panel includes molds for casting reinforced concrete (RC) elements. The prefabricated wall panel includes foam boards, foam glass panels fixed to the foam boards, fabric mesh fixed to the foam glass panels, wire mesh fixed to the fabric mesh, and an exterior wall finish fixed to the wire mesh. Spaces defined by the foam boards and the foam glass panels form the molds for casting RC columns and beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Hai ZHONG
  • Publication number: 20150052835
    Abstract: An improved door assembly includes a door frame having a door jamb and a door having a fixed portion including a hinged side and a locking side where the hinged side of the door is hinged to the door frame. At least one of the hinged side and the locking side of the door has at least one pivotable door portion configured to pivotably move between a retracted position inside the door and an extended position that extends inside at least one complementary shaped channel within the door jamb of the door frame to interlock the door and the door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: PENDRAGON S4, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly G. Falter, Eric Philip Glover
  • Patent number: 8959850
    Abstract: A wall entry tunnel for use with a pet door. The wall entry tunnel extends through a structural feature and forms an enclosed passageway connecting the interior and exterior frames of a pet door. The length of the wall entry tunnel adjusts to fit structural features of various thicknesses. The wall entry tunnel includes modular components that facilitate compact packaging and are readily assembled to construct the enclosed passageway with a perimeter sized to match the size of the pet door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. Ward, Marc E. Brush
  • Patent number: 8919056
    Abstract: A door frame post comprises an extruded, longitudinal post member comprising at least one longitudinal internal cavity and a longitudinal external channel, and a longitudinal frame member matingly engaging the external channel of the post member. One or more longitudinal filler strips are inserted into the at least one internal cavity, each filler strip comprising at least one longitudinal cavity for receiving one or more fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Oded Eddy Rochman
  • Publication number: 20140373463
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for installing a roof penetrating structure to a metal roof, the system comprising: a) a rail and closure structure adapted to be supported by adjacent rib elevations of said roof; b) a skylight adapted to be supported on the rail and closure structure; and c) a support member for sealing a cut away portion of the rib structure to divert water away from the rail and closure structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: T&M Inventions, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Pendley, Michael J. McLain
  • Publication number: 20140373464
    Abstract: Channel reinforcements configured to move between open and closed location along with a window sash are described herein. The channel reinforcements may provide reinforcement to window jambs proximate the latch bolts that extend into jamb channels in the window jambs. The channel reinforcements may be coupled or uncoupled to the balances located in the window jambs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Dominick Benevenga, Juan Cornejo
  • Patent number: 8915031
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for temporarily mounting a side rail such as a z-bar during installation of a door assembly. The apparatus includes a mounting structure cooperating with a fastener to accurately position the side rail at a location on a structural member such as a door jamb. In the case of hinge-side side rails, the side rail may be aligned without the door attached thereto while establishing the location for the fastener. The mounting structure may aid in the proper placement of the fastener in the structural member. Once the fastener is in place, the side rail can be removed from the structural member without removing the fastener. The door may then be attached to the side rail to form a door/side rail assembly. The door/side rail assembly is then temporarily engaged with the fastener for accurate positioning while the side rail is affixed to the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Larson Manufacturing Company of South Dakota, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Dixon
  • Patent number: 8915032
    Abstract: A window construction set in a pre-existing frame includes upper and lower horizontal channel members that respectively engage horizontal top and bottom edges of at least two window panes and first and second laterally spaced vertical channel members that respectively engage vertical outboard edges of the window panes. Each channel member is secured to a corresponding part of the frame and a structural shim is sandwiched between each channel member and its associated frame. The preferred embodiment includes multiple window panes disposed in lateral relation to one another so that all panes are secured at their top and bottom edges and two outboard window panes are further secured along their respective vertical outboard edges. Respective abutting inboard vertical edges of contiguous window panes are joined together by respective strips of silicone, there being no vertical frame members between abutting contiguous window panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Angelo Rivera, John Faour
  • Publication number: 20140366469
    Abstract: A window assembly includes a window frame and an exterior window treatment system mounted to the window frame. The exterior window treatment system has a treatment storage housing configured to receive an exterior window treatment movable between a stored position within the treatment storage housing and a deployed position extending from the treatment storage housing. The window system also includes at least one guide for guiding the window treatment between the stored position and the deployed position. The window assembly includes at least one interface frame coupled with each of the treatment storage housing and the at least one guide for engaging the window treatment system to the window frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Hodgson, Kevin Bruce, Thomas J. Heppner
  • Patent number: 8904720
    Abstract: A mullion cover linkage assembly includes a first wing including a first wing span extending from a first wing frame end to a first wing pivot end. The first wing frame end is configured for coupling with a first window frame. The linkage further includes a second wing having a second wing span extending from a second wing frame end to a second wing pivot end. The first and second wings are movably coupled with one another as a linkage. Optionally, a pivot clip is rotatably coupled between the first and second pivot flanges at first and second pivot joints each including respective pivot flanges of the first and second wings received in one of the first and second clip sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company
    Inventors: Bradley D. Woodward, Chris Ratzlaff
  • Patent number: 8904733
    Abstract: A door lite frame comprises a first frame component comprising first screw bosses and first grip sockets, and a second frame component comprising second screw bosses and second grip sockets. The first and second frame components are constructed to permit arrangement of the first and second frame components in an assembled state and a nested state with respect to one another. In the assembled state, the first screw bosses are correspondingly aligned with the second screw bosses, and the first and second frame components are secured to each other. In the nested state, at least one of the first screw bosses of the first frame component is mated with at least one of the second grip sockets of the second frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas Thompson
  • Patent number: 8893446
    Abstract: A system provided with panels, for instance glass sheets, and with elements (1, 2) which extend along edges of the panels, comprising: —at least a first element (1) which extends along a first edge of at least one panel (P), wherein the first element (1) is manufactured from metal, and is of solid design; —at least a second element (2) which extends along a second edge of the at least one panel (P), and —a connection (3, 4) between said first and second element (1, 2) which connection comprises at least a solid metal, preferably steel connecting element (3), wherein said connection is also provided with a thermally insulating part (4), wherein the thermally insulating part (4) is preferably substantially located in a space located opposite an end face of the panel (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Remko Mark B.V.
    Inventors: Markus Johannes Hendrikus Mathijssen, Ronald Theodoor Jan Volmeyer
  • Patent number: 8850759
    Abstract: A window with at least one leaf, which may be swiveled around a vertical axis, has at least two glass panels arranged one above the other in a vertical direction. The leaf is configured so that one of the glass panels is offset forwards in relation to the other glass panel or panels in the line of sight when looking at the window from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Sven Diether
  • Patent number: 8844217
    Abstract: A fenestration assembly is described. The fenestration assembly includes: (1) a layer of film; (2) a frame having a first surface and a second surface, which is opposite to the first surface, the first surface substantially surrounding and having secured thereon the film and the frame having a thickness such that when the second side is fitted onto a window or a window frame, the thickness of the frame defines a space between the film and the window; and (3) wherein said film is a low-emittance film having an emissivity equal to or less than 0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Clear Wall Corporation
    Inventor: Norman Marchand
  • Patent number: 8839578
    Abstract: A panel with multiple openings and brackets can be used to flush-mount multiple components in a wallboard. The panel is installed flush with the wallboard and the junction between the panel and the wallboard is plastered or drywalled to create a uniform appearance. Wall-mounted components can then be installed into the brackets into openings that have been pre-measured and cut to ensure that the components are aligned with precision relative to one another before installation even begins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Dana Innovations
    Inventors: Scott Struthers, Ray Call, Geoff Spencer, Greg Fetter
  • Publication number: 20140260008
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices for installing jamb assemblies and like structures within a rough opening. In certain embodiments, the installation device comprises a guide portion attached to a jamb assembly and a spacer portion operatively connected to the guide portion and configured to selectively move relative to the guide portion to provide adjustment of the jamb assembly relative to the rough opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Therma-Tru Corp.
    Inventors: Scott B. Eis, Seth Gillen, Thomas A. Topp, Caleb A. Ziebold
  • Patent number: 8806819
    Abstract: In one instance, the disclosure is a removable wall opening frame comprising a mounting element and trim element. The mounting element contains a slit receiver and the trim element contains raised slits. The slit receiver of the mounting element and the raised slits of the trim element are configured to lockedly engage the mounting element and the trim element. When engaged, the slit receiver is not visible or accessible. The trim element can be disengaged from the mounting element by inserting a key into a hole in the mounting element. When disengaged, the frame can be removed from the wall opening. Neither the mounting element, trim element, nor wall opening are damaged by removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Logan R Teilborg, Charles A Teilborg
  • Patent number: 8806812
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an adjustable door frame assembly and method for framing a door opening. The adjustable door frame assembly comprises first and second alignment members providing a first securing structure to a door opening, one of the first and second alignment members being rotatably connected to a door during installation. The adjustable door frame assembly further comprises an alignment header connecting the first and second alignment members along an upper end of the alignment members and an alignment assembly located within at least one of the first and second alignment members. The alignment assembly comprises an adjustable stop for locating the adjustable door frame assembly about the door opening. The adjustable door frame assembly also comprises first and second cover members providing a second securing structure to the door opening independently of the first securing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Black Mountain Door, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Kolovich, Daniel Perry, Scott Willson, Eric E. Hunt, Fredrick John Bloom, III
  • Patent number: 8793945
    Abstract: A composite reinforced mull post is disclosed for use in an entryway assembly. The mull post may engage a door on one side and a side light window on the other side. The mull post may comprise a one or two piece outer portion and one or more internal reinforcing members. The outer portion may comprise a plurality of interlocking pieces. The pieces may include a stop portion and a support portion, each with interlocking ribs. A first internal reinforcing member may be formed of engineered material such as a wood laminate, and a second reinforcing member may comprise a channel that extends partially around the first reinforcing member. The reinforcing member may include orthogonal portions conterminously received within a correspondingly shaped central chamber formed by the housing formed by the joined interlocking pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Plastpro 2000, Inc.
    Inventors: Pao Yu An, Sungtse Lin, MingYong Tong
  • Patent number: 8782975
    Abstract: A flood proof door assembly includes a door supported by hinges in a door jamb frame. A door flange frame is attached to the periphery of the door and includes a gasket that presses on the door jamb frame when the door is closed thereby forming a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald M. Helton
  • Patent number: 8782974
    Abstract: A split jamb for a door, window or vent comprising a support frame and a trim frame brought together and mounted using at least one bracket of the invention. The bracket comprises two connecting L-shaped pieces, one of which receives a hinge or a latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Lee Potts
  • Publication number: 20140190098
    Abstract: A closure includes a panel closing against a frame. A set of abutment surfaces for supporting the panel against applied forces is completed by a displaceable abutment block which selectively assumes an engaged state disposed between an abutment surface of the panel and an abutment surface of a strike jamb. The geometry of engagement is such that forces acting on the abutment block opposing opening of the panel are primarily compressive forces. Certain implementations additionally, or alternatively, employ abutment blocks for locking along the lintel or the threshold of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Daz Raz Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan RAZ, Zeev GEVA, Amir RAZ, Yaniv MARMUR
  • Publication number: 20140190097
    Abstract: A wind lock for an overhead roll-up door, the wind lock having a first edge which is substantially straight and capable of extending substantially perpendicular vertically from a face of a door panel to which the wind lock attaches to, the wind lock including a second edge having an angled-beveled face, wherein the second edge extends at an angle from the first edge laterally across the face of an attached door panel is beveled with the face of the door panel so as to extend vertically from the face at an angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Rytec Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Drifka, Raymond Sauve, Andrew John Schumacher, Christopher Gontarski, Jeffrey Thomas Malinowski
  • Patent number: 8720134
    Abstract: In the method of installing a window arrangement comprising a number of neighboring windows, a support structure including an upstand is first provided. Each window is provided with a plurality of predefined connection points, and windows are placed next to each other. One window is connected with the other and neighboring window at said predefined connection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Claes Lindgren, Jacob Christian Lund, Niels Adelholm Larsen, Johnny Christian Nygaard Rasmussen, Jacob Lysemose, Brent Møller
  • Patent number: 8707639
    Abstract: A door lite frame comprises a first frame component comprising first screw bosses and first grip sockets, and a second frame component comprising second screw bosses and second grip sockets. The first and second frame components are constructed to permit arrangement of the first and second frame components in an assembled state and a nested state with respect to one another. In the assembled state, the first screw bosses are correspondingly aligned with the second screw bosses, and the first and second frame components are secured to each other. In the nested state, at least one of the first screw bosses of the first frame component is mated with at least one of the second grip sockets of the second frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140102017
    Abstract: A door jamb assembly comprises a plurality of longitudinal door jamb portions. Each door jamb portion comprises a longitudinal door jamb member comprising a longitudinal rounded channel and a plurality of longitudinal internal cavities, and a longitudinal frame member comprising a rounded longitudinal edge matingly engaging the rounded channel of the door jamb member. The door jamb assembly also comprises a plurality of corner keys forming generally right-angled joints between adjacent door jamb portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Arie BOOI, Oded Eddy Rochman
  • Patent number: 8683694
    Abstract: A frame assembly that includes at least two frame members that are connected to one another. A corner key cavity is formed at the outer sides of adjacent frame members and is shaped to cooperate with a corner key. The corner key cooperates with the corner key cavity to secure adjacent frame members to one another. The corner key cavity is formed at or near the outer perimeter of the joined frame members, and extends across a majority of the depth of the frame members. The frame assembly may include a number of frame members that, when secured to one another, define a window frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventor: Brian A. Emanuel
  • Publication number: 20140083030
    Abstract: In the method of installing a window arrangement comprising a number of neighbouring windows, a support structure including an upstand is first provided. Each window is provided with a plurality of predefined connection points, and windows are placed next to each other. One window is connected with the other and neighbouring window at said predefined connection points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Claes Lindgren, Jacob Christian Lund, Niels Adelholm Larsen, Johnny Christian Nygaard Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20140059925
    Abstract: An easy access shed structure that can be used as greenhouse. The shed structure having a frame assembly, two end doors, and two side doors. All doors of the shed are capable of being in an open position at the same time to allow full access to the contents in the interior of the shed. The invention also includes modular units that can be used separately or in combination as shed storage structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: William C. Marsh
  • Publication number: 20140047778
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foldable transportable structure with a three dimensional rectangular shed roof shape having improved component and structural properties, and improved shipping and deployment capabilities. The integrated unique geometric folding pattern means provides enhanced folding accuracy and correct placement of interactive panels during collapse or assembly of the structure, and also greatly increases the flexibility for multiple unit combinations and component materials selection. The folding transportable structure provides a strong, safe, insulated weatherproof structure with a quick setup time, and requires NO tools or separate loose components for assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent J. DiGregory
  • Publication number: 20140041325
    Abstract: A dwelling assembly that has a continuous sidewall and an opening for a door and a window. A roof assembly is provided with first and second roofs that are spaced apart such that the outer roof acts as a heat shield for the inner roof to ensure the interior of the dwelling is a minimum temperature. In addition, ballast boxes are utilized in order to provide additional weight to the dwelling and a planting area in association with the dwelling assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: SUKUP MANUFACTURING CO.
    Inventors: Brett A. Nelson, Eugene G. Sukup, Steven E. Sukup, Bradley A. Poppen, Charles E. Sukup
  • Patent number: 8601768
    Abstract: A trim element such as a door pilaster or frieze board, for attachment to a building wall, having front and back longitudinal faces, first and second longitudinal edges, and a longitudinal groove in the first edge. A mounting bracket for the wall has a forward strip that extends laterally and is selectively friction fit into the groove, a back strip that extends laterally on the back face of the element, and a connecting web between the forward and back strip that is flush with the first edge when the forward strip is fully inserted in the groove. A mounting flange for the wall extends laterally from the back face of the element, beyond the second longitudinal edge, and has a longitudinal channel along the second edge with a width that is effective to receive an edge of wall siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Trim Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Publication number: 20130305636
    Abstract: A wall entry tunnel for use with a pet door. The wall entry tunnel extends through a structural feature and forms an enclosed passageway connecting the interior and exterior frames of a pet door. The length of the wall entry tunnel adjusts to fit structural features of various thicknesses. The wall entry tunnel includes modular components that facilitate compact packaging and are readily assembled to construct the enclosed passageway with a perimeter sized to match the size of the pet door opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. Ward, Marc E. Brush