Framing To Receive Door, Doorjamb, Or Window Sash Patents (Class 52/204.1)
  • Patent number: 8578667
    Abstract: A water resistant apparatus includes a chassis, a door, a sealing member, and a water guiding member. The door is mounted to the chassis, and a gap is defined between the chassis and the door. The sealing member includes a mounting portion and a blocking portion. The water guiding member is secured to the chassis and defines a guiding slot communicating with the gap. The mounting portion is secured to the water guiding member. The blocking portion is located between the door and the water guiding member and abuts the door. A water path is defined by the gap and the guiding slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xu Yang
  • Patent number: 8561357
    Abstract: A universal flashing is provided for windows and doors. A head flashing assembly is fabricated at a construction site to fit specific door or window widths. A center section which may be extruded with a sloped base, a rear flange, and a front lip. End caps may be provided to snap or glue on the center section. The end caps have a perpendicular fin which serves as an end dam to block the lateral movement of water. The assembly may be inverted for use as a sill pan. The center section may be cut to a desired length and installed over arched windows or doors by bending to shape as it is installed. For arched applications, a combination of rigid and flexible PVC may be coextruded to provide a desired cross sectional profile that is flexible enough to be bent around the arch, but stiff enough to retain its cross section for drainage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Mishko Teodorovich
  • Patent number: 8549803
    Abstract: Designs and methods are provided for a lightweight, penetration resistant door post. In one embodiment the door post comprises an elongated structural frame, and a ballistic composite blanket overlaying the elongated structural frame. The ballistic composite blanket may comprise multiple stacked arrays of unidirectional ballistic fiber bundles. The exemplary door post may further comprise an outer shell overlaying the ballistic composite blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Armorworks Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Scott David Retzloff, Chris Stephen Hanisko, April Pinger, Thomas C. Springsteen
  • Publication number: 20130239497
    Abstract: A system for protecting openings on building structures includes a pair of substantially triangular securing devices; at least one bracket; and a protective panel. The securing devices are semi-permanently attached at the upper corners adjacent a building opening, and releaseably receive the corners of the protective panel. The bracket supports the bottom edge of the protective panel. In one embodiment the securing devices and bottom support structure are unitarily formed with a window, thereby being an improved window with integrated components that facilitate easy and fast protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Raymond Burleson, Shirley Burleson
  • Publication number: 20130239498
    Abstract: A building which has as a wall of its envelope, a wall of a size of at least 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Douglas Charles Owens and Alistair William Capamagian as Co-Trustees for the Nereides Trust
    Inventor: Douglas Charles Owens
  • Publication number: 20130233164
    Abstract: A foundation wall includes a frame having a front side and a back side. The frame further includes a plurality of vertical stud members having a first end and a second end, a top beam attached to the first end of the plurality of vertical stud members, and a bottom beam attached to the second end of the plurality of vertical stud members to define a plurality of cavities between adjoining vertical stud members. Rigid insulation is adapted for positioning in the plurality of cavities to become a load-bearing part of the frame. One or more structural sheets is affixed to the front side of the frame and to the back side of the frame. A waterproof bond is formed along an interface between edges of the one or more structural sheets and a periphery around the front side and the back side of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Wesley F. Kestermont
  • Patent number: 8528280
    Abstract: A door as provided includes a one piece molded outer frame, a transparent panel, and a one piece molded inner frame, the inner and outer frames being coupled via a clip component and clip receiving component with the transparent panel secured therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: HNI Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Coil, Travis E. Wright
  • Patent number: 8522479
    Abstract: A double door assembly having an active door and a passive door includes an astragal that is formed of a composite of aluminum and wood. The astragal is formed of an aluminum rail with a U-shaped cross section that receives a wooden insert. The astragal is mounted to a passive door such that the U-shaped cross section opens to the active door and the wooden insert presents a mounting surface for hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Masonite International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor T. Massey, Kevin Hall
  • Publication number: 20130219813
    Abstract: A frame assembly includes an elongate frame jamb and an elongate hinge reinforcement member, the elongate hinge reinforcement member being secured to the elongate frame jamb such that the elongate frame jamb may be vertically supportable by the elongate hinge reinforcement member at a reinforcement member base end. The elongate hinge reinforcement member is retained within a jamb longitudinal channel formed by the elongate frame jamb. The elongate hinge reinforcement may be configured to include mounting holes located substantially equidistant between side reinforcement walls of the elongate hinge reinforcement member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Alain GADOURY
  • Patent number: 8511011
    Abstract: A structural frame member, such as for constructing a window frame, includes a body portion having a first section defining a number of axially extending passages and a second section defining a key passage area. A cap portion is engaged with the key passage area to define an enclosed key passage. The key passage area may be defined by a pair of protrusions that extend from a wall on the body portion, and the cap portion is engaged with the pair of protrusions. The cap portion and the protrusions may include snap-type engagement structure that secures the cap portion to the pair of protrusions. The enclosed key passage may extend across a majority of the depth of the body portion. A frame assembly formed of at least a pair of structural frame members, and a method of assembling a frame member, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventor: Brian A. Emanuel
  • Patent number: 8499523
    Abstract: A frame assembly supports a fenestration article. The frame assembly comprises a stile member and a rail member coupled substantially transverse to the stile member. A stile tab extends axially from the stile member and a rail tab extends axially from the rail member. The stile tab is bent around the rail member and the rail tab is bent around the stile member for coupling the stile member to the rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Quanex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey V. Sawyers, Brian Jensen, Joseph D. Isaacs, Ronald J. Pich
  • Patent number: 8499509
    Abstract: Disclosed is a jamb assembly for a door having a novel structure, capable of representing a wooden feel and reinforcing the strength for a specific region by improving the structure of the jamb assembly coupled with an opening of a wall surface for the installation of the door. The jamb assembly is installed along an inner peripheral surface of an opening of a wall surface for installation of a door and constituting a door frame. The jamb assembly includes an outer skin section constituting an outer portion of the jamb assembly and having a surface molded with various patterns such as a wooden pattern, and a body core section surrounded by the outer skin section, constituting an inner frame portion of the jamb assembly, and fixedly coupled with the opening of the wall surface for the installation of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Capstone Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Yong Sibbett
  • Publication number: 20130192151
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely attaching a screen or mesh to a pre-stressed or precast concrete wall panel are provided. A screen or mesh is embedded in a concrete form when the concrete form is poured. Portions of the concrete form can be stripped and the wall panel can be easily removed from the form without binding on the form itself and without requiring removal of the portion of the form which creates the window opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Unistress Corporation
  • Patent number: 8496720
    Abstract: An air filter system and an air filter therefor are provided for use in a building with first and second zones separated by a wall-door system having a wall with a door therein. The gap between the door edges and the door frame and the door threshold region has an air flow permitting region in at least a portion of the gap. An air filter is mounted to extend substantially across the air flow permitting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Bordin Racing Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Bordin
  • Publication number: 20130186000
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system of presence detection in a door assembly for the prevention of patient/detainee suicide, comprising: a door frame, wherein the door frame defines an opening; a door mounted in said opening, wherein the door is allowed to operate from open to closed position with respect to the door frame; a presence sensing arrangement, which allows detection of the presence of an object near the surfaces of the door, door frame, and the upper and lower surfaces of the door or door frame from open to closed position. Placement of presence sensors on the upper or lower surfaces of the door allows presence detection when a patient/detainee attempts to drape a ligature object across or underneath said surfaces. A control system may monitor the system, and can activate an alarm system for early detection and prevention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Door Control Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmy Don Gilchrist
  • Patent number: 8490345
    Abstract: A frameless window module allows operable windows to be placed in any location of a wood stud frame wall without compromising the load bearing capability of the studs thereof. By using lift-off pivot hinges, two (2) panes of glass are respectively pivotally mounted to the exterior and interior surfaces of the wood stud frame wall. Pneumatic gaskets enable to controllably regulate the air interspace captured thereby to provide a variable-insulation aperture. Interconnection hinges cause the two (2) glass panes of a module to move in concert and/or serve to securely lock them in their closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Darell Wayne Fields
  • Patent number: 8490347
    Abstract: A corner joint for a window or door frame includes first and second frame members each having a mitered end, at least one cavity in each mitered end and at least one side wall opening into each cavity. A screw boss is disposed in the cavity of the first frame member, and a detent lug on a flexible resilient portion of the screw boss is received in the side wall opening of the first frame member. A corner key has a first leg received in the cavity of the first frame member over the screw boss to hold the screw boss in place, and a second leg received in the cavity of the second frame member. A screw extends through the side wall opening in the second frame member and through the corner key, and is threaded into the screw boss to clamp the mitered ends of the frame members together. A sealing gasket may be captured between the mitered ends of the frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventors: Jess J. Valler, Michael Kuneman
  • Publication number: 20130145704
    Abstract: A device is provided to improve the installation of a window frame within a window opening comprising a clip, a track, a base plate, and an elevator attachment. The device of the invention and the method of utilizing the device improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current installation methods by providing rapid installation of a frame that is centered and true and additionally vertically adjustable via an elevator attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: William E. Stein, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130133276
    Abstract: A building closure for mounting within an opening in a building wall structure includes a frame for mounting within the wall structure opening and at least one closure unit for mounting within the frame. The frame has at least one interior chamber extending entirely around the frame and a nailing flange for securement to the building wall structure such that at least a portion of the frame is disposed within the building wall opening. There is a cavity between at least one exterior surface of the frame and the inner periphery of the building wall opening, with the cavity extending along at least a top portion of the frame. A barrier extends along at least the top portion of the frame to retard passage of moisture from the cavity to the building interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: David Furgerson, Julian Giggs, Nirav D. Parikh
  • Publication number: 20130111833
    Abstract: An assembly and method for securely enclosing a door opening defined by a building structure comprising: a frame disposed about the opening engaging one side of the structure; a door or other panel substantially covering the opening, the panel being pivotally secured to the frame and pivotable between an open position and a closed position; an installation bar engageable with the frame to secure the frame to the structure such that the frame and the panel are disposed substantially on one side of the structure and the frame engages the one side of the structure, and the installation bar is disposed substantially on an other side of the structure and engages the other side of the structure, the length of the installation bar exceeding a dimension of the opening; and locking means for selectively locking the panel to the frame in the closed position and for unlocking the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Door & Window Guard Systems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130104472
    Abstract: A facade/wall system comprises a number of modules. Each module comprises a plurality of insulating panels which have connection means on opposite sides thereof for interengaging the panels together at joints between the panels. Reinforcing elements in the form of top hat sections bridge the joints between adjacent panels. The top hat reinforcement elements used to interconnect adjacent panels in a module ensure that the composite panels act together as monolithic structure that creates a diaphragm whilst providing a surface to which cladding can be fixed and also providing a cavity between the panels and the cladding attached to the modules. They stiffen the panels and thereby enhance resistance to deflection. The system is cost effective and relatively easy and quick to install.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: James Carolan, Gregory Flynn
  • Patent number: 8429929
    Abstract: A flexible door panel cold storage door system incorporates a flexible movable door panel having an internal support frame assembly and the door panel has a plurality of gasket sections removably attached to a cold space surface of a door panel jacket with each gasket section having at least one ferrous gasket target and the gasket sections are aligned and cooperate with a plurality of electromagnets that are mounted in a doorframe assembly when the door panel is in a closed position. The electromagnets are mounted in wells in the doorframe assembly and are powered on when the door panel is in the closed position and the wells are interconnected by a ventilation channel that conducts air heated by operation of the electromagnets through the ventilation channel and into and through a bottom sweep assembly of the door panel in a closed loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Cold Chain, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel M. Aragon
  • Patent number: 8418428
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely attaching a screen or mesh to a pre-stressed or precast concrete wall panel are provided. A screen or mesh is embedded in a concrete form when the concrete form is poured. Portions of the concrete form can be stripped and the wall panel can be easily removed from the form without binding on the form itself and without requiring removal of the portion of the form which creates the window opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Unitrex Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald W. DeAngelis, Ralph A. Schwarzer, Sandy S. Spring
  • Patent number: 8407954
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for framing openings for doors, windows, store fronts, air conditioning units and other purposes, in walls formed of cast-in-place concrete. The devices include a jamb member having attached first and second inner flanges with angled guide surfaces for guiding placement of a wall forming system in alignment and engagement therewith and for anchoring the jamb member following hardening of the poured concrete. A method includes use of the disclosed jamb member to frame an opening in a building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Stala Integrated Assemblies, LLC
    Inventors: John Andrew Keith, Jonathan Paul Keith, James Todd Essex
  • Patent number: 8397450
    Abstract: An improved window system for increased protection from explosive blast attacks. The window system includes an outer anchor structure and an inner frame structure. The inner frame structure has a deep channel for retaining a glazing. The window system includes a hinge mechanism and lock mechanism for allowing the inner frame to open in relation to the outer anchor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: American Development Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Murray L. Neal
  • Patent number: 8387332
    Abstract: A modular frame structure (1) for a wall made of glass or other pane material includes: a lower side or base (2) suitable to receive and lock an edge portion of a pane, an upper side or cross member (4) suitable to receive and lock an edge portion of a pane, one or more posts (6) suitable to receive and lock a portion of a pane, connecting means (8), suitable to guarantee a connection between posts (6) and lower (2) and upper (4) sides, in which: posts (6) comprise a reinforcing bar (9) suitable to confer stiffness to frame structure (1), connecting means (8) comprise a first undercut coupling seat (27) obtained on lower side (2), a second undercut coupling seat (28) obtained on upper side (4), first coupling portion (29) being insertable in first undercut (27), second coupling portion (30) being insertable in second undercut (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Unifor S.p.A.
    Inventor: Renzo Piano
  • Publication number: 20130047524
    Abstract: Frames for mounting windows within the walls of enclosures for isolating or sealing substances such as radioactive or other hazardous substances from the surrounding environment. In a first embodiment of the present invention, a window assembly includes a two-piece frame that is welded into the wall of an enclosure. In a second embodiment of the present invention, a window assembly includes a three-piece frame that is clamped to the wall of an enclosure. The frame assemblies may also be used to mount structures other than windows to enclosure walls, such as ducts or pipes intended for passing power, gas, vacuum, or other utilities into the interior of an enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Premier Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Premier Technology, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8371079
    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: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Plastpro 2000, Inc.
    Inventors: Pao Yu An, Albert Lin, Tong Mingyong
  • Publication number: 20130014456
    Abstract: A door as provided includes a one piece molded outer frame, a transparent panel, and a one piece molded inner frame, the inner and outer frames being coupled via a clip component and clip receiving component with the transparent panel secured therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Coil, Travis E. Wright
  • Publication number: 20130008104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a building construction (1) operating as a formwork for making transpirable walls and floors, and being characterized in that said building construction comprises a plurality of foamed plastics material transpirable panels (2,2?) therebetween are arranged perforated coupling elements (3) operating as spacer elements and adapted to join the panels with one another, while allowing air to pass therethrough, said panels including a plurality of cross notches (8) for engaging therein end portions of spacer elements coupling the panels (2 and 2?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Michele Caboni
  • Patent number: 8347583
    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: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Publication number: 20120324809
    Abstract: A roof window frame comprising at least four elongate frame members joined about their ends forming a quadrangular shaped frame defining a central aperture. Each frame member has a main aperture facing surface and a main roof facing surface, the two main surfaces facing in opposite directions with the thickness of the frame member being defined between these main surfaces. The frame members have a reduced thickness base member and an integral insulation member carried on the main roof facing surface of the reduced thickness base member so that the overall size and shape of the reduced thickness base member and the integral insulation member is the same as an unaltered frame member for the same specification of roof window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: JOHN DUFFIN
  • Publication number: 20120324810
    Abstract: A modified flexible sealing membrane is provided for sealing the gap between the frame of an industrial window and the rough opening in which the window is received (“building gap”). The membrane is formed from a flexible sheet defining an integral projection for receipt in an adaptor connected to the window frame. On one side of this projection, the flexible sheet defines an outer membrane portion which is wide enough to seal the building gap. On the other side of this projection, the flexible sheet defines an inner membrane portion which is wide enough to seal the gap that is often found between the different structural members which combine to form the window frame (“frame gap”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Peter P. Poirier
  • Publication number: 20120317902
    Abstract: A modular wall system for a building structure that includes a plurality of pre-fabricated wall sections that are attachable to each other to form the foundation for the building structure. Each wall section forms the entire length of a wall of the foundation. The wall sections include a plurality of steel studs having a track attached thereto at the top and bottom, at least one structural insulated panel attached to the studs, and at least one waterproofing sheet attached to the outer surface of the structural insulated panels to allow the wall sections to be used below-grade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Kapteyn
  • Patent number: 8327603
    Abstract: A clamp frame is disclosed for securing a window frame in a building structure opening by hand without using fasteners. The clamp frame comprises a unitary extruded plastic member that defines a cross section having an integrally formed connection element that mates with a complementarily shaped portion of a window frame to connect the clamp frame and the window frame without fasteners along the length of the clamp frame. The cross section includes a clamp element having at least a leg and a lever. The leg and lever are each connected to the connection element by a living hinge and are movable relative to the connection element between an open position and an overlapping locked position, which results in a clamp load holding together the clamp frame and window frame without the use of fasteners. One end of the leg of the clamp element is constantly urged against the building structure by the lever when the clamp element is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Atwood Mobile Products LLC
    Inventor: Mark L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120297699
    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: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Brett A. Nelson, Eugene G. Sukup, Steve E. Sukup, Bradley A. Poppen, Charles E. Sukup
  • Patent number: 8302354
    Abstract: A receptor buck and receptor system for securing a window or door frame. The receptor buck includes a longitudinal rack, a surface of the rack that includes an aperture for accepting a first fastener to fasten the rack to a wall opening surface, and another surface that includes another aperture for accepting a second fastener to fasten the window or door frame to the rack. The receptor system includes the rack, the first and second fasteners, and the fasteners extend in generally the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: CGI Windows & Doors
    Inventor: Flavio Quesada
  • Patent number: 8304060
    Abstract: Glass having metal moldings with improved continuity. The outer surface (18) of an end of a metal molding (13) is flush with an outer surface (19) of a resin molding (16) so that there is no step between the outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Seiji Katakura, Masatoshi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20120255247
    Abstract: Provided is an energy absorber for use in an opening of a wall of a building, the opening defined by a perimeter surface, the wall supporting a closure substantially filling the opening, the closure having respective edges which are substantially parallel to the perimeter surface of the opening. The energy absorber having a planar wall connecting portion, a planar closure connecting portion and a plastically deformable deforming surface therebetween. The connecting portions being substantially parallel to one another and, the deforming surface adapted to absorb, by plastic deformation, a force applied to the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Igor TEMNYENKOV
  • Publication number: 20120241559
    Abstract: An aircraft window has an inner window assembly retained on an outer window assembly by a plurality of interlocking clips and receptacles positioned around the perimeter of the window. The interlocking clips and receptacles produce a retention force that compresses a seal against an outer structural the window to seal an internal cavity between the inner and outer window assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: James E. Ebner, Eric Allen Bryan, Jeffrey Lee Kelsey
  • Patent number: 8266850
    Abstract: First and second frame sections are to be joined at a corner of a glazing. Each section has a front base piece, a rear base piece, and a glazing stop piece. The front base piece is anchored to a support structure of a building and has a glazing channel facing the safe side of the window, to receive therein the glazing. The glazing stop piece is secured to the front base piece and thereby holds the glazing in its channel. The rear base piece is secured to the front base piece and thereby laterally closes the frame section. The base pieces are shaped so that an end portion of the front base overlaps an end portion of the rear base and a number of fasteners are installed through these end portions to secure the base pieces to each other. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: American Development Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Murray L. Neal
  • Publication number: 20120227338
    Abstract: An apparatus for installing a corner bead to a doorway is provided. The apparatus may comprise a flange and an attachment base which are integrally connected to each other. The attachment base is securable to a doorframe such that upon securement, the flange and the doorframe form a receiving channel for receiving the corner bead therein. Such configuration maintains the structural integrity of the doorframe, maintains the length of the exposed edge of the doorframe and reduces cost to install the corner bead to the doorway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 8256171
    Abstract: An expandable frame for a storm door mounted onto the header and door jamb in an entrance, a frame kit, and method of installation. The expandable frame includes an expandable header assembly, an expandable lock-side assembly and a hinge-side piece. The header assembly includes a frame mount and a header stop mounted onto the underside of the header, the hinge-side piece is mounted vertically against the door jamb on one side of the entry, and the lock-side assembly includes a lock-side stop and a frame mount mounted vertically onto the door jamb opposite the hinge section. A user can adjust the position of the header assembly and lock-side assembly to accommodate a door having smaller dimensions than the height and width of the entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Noubar Yeremian
  • Patent number: 8245461
    Abstract: A protecting wall board assembly for houses, including two “?” shaped column and a plurality of hollow flat plates. The “?” shaped column has a guiding slot and corresponding first arm and second arm. The first arm is connected with a bent section. The second arm is connected with a protruding rib. Corresponding first engaging portion and second engaging portion are provided on an upper end portion and a lower end portion of the hollow flat plate. A plurality of hollow flat plates are accommodated in the guiding slot of the two “?” shaped column, and are fixedly joined together with the first and second engaging portions. The hollow flat plates are fixed between the bent section and the protrusion tube. The parts are of simple structure, can be easily manufactured, assembled, and disassembled, and can be used for the windows and doors having different widths and heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Marshall Wei
  • Patent number: 8245453
    Abstract: A panel with a bracket is used to install a component to a wallboard. The panel is inserted into an opening to a wallboard, and the junction between the panel and the wallboard is taped and spackled so that the wallboard and panel appear to be a single object. When the component is fully coupled to the bracket, the front of the component is slightly recessed from the front of the panel. A component cover could then be inserted into the newly created recess so that the component appears to be completely flush with the wallboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dana Innovatoions
    Inventors: Scott Struthers, Ray Call
  • Publication number: 20120204503
    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: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald M. Helton
  • Patent number: 8230652
    Abstract: A composite reinforced mull post is disclosed or use in an exterior building entryway assembly, engaging a door on one side and a side light window on the other side. The mull post may comprise a polymer profile portion and first and second reinforcing members. The profile portion comprises a layer of polyvinyl chloride with a hollow center. The first reinforcing member comprises an engineered material such as a wood laminate, and the second reinforcing member comprises a U-shaped steel channel that fits around one end of the first reinforcing member. The reinforcing members are received within the hollow center of the polymer profile portion and run the entire length of the mull post to provide substantial rigidity to the assembly. A polymer cap layer may be co-extruded on the outer surface of the polymer profile portion to provide the mull post with a desired finished surface appearance and/or color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Plastpro 2000, Inc.
    Inventor: Pao Yu An
  • Patent number: 8230659
    Abstract: An intumescent strip includes a first material layer and an opposing second material layer. A third material layer, formed from an intumescent material, is positioned between the first and second layers. The intumescent material includes a combination of intumescent particles suspended within a thermoplastic material. The intumescent particles have an activation temperature and are expandable when exposed to temperatures above the activation temperature. The thermoplastic material has a melting temperature that is lower than the activation temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Lanotek Products Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin B. Langille, Dat T. Nguyen, Ho T. Nguyen, An Cong Bach
  • Publication number: 20120186172
    Abstract: A building block for constructing a wall comprises a main body. The main body has an insulating core with concrete inner and outer shell members. The inner and outer shell members respectively cover inner and outer lateral surfaces of the insulating core. A vertical throughbore in the main body receives a vertical structural member. Top and bottom surfaces of the main body have complementary shapes for mating engagement when blocks are assembled one on top of the other. A female connector at a first end of the main body defines a retaining cavity. A male connector at a second end of the main body has a captive portion of shape complementary to the retaining cavity of the female connector, and blocks engagement in vertical and longitudinal directions when the blocks are assembled end to end. A construction system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: André Bouchard
  • Publication number: 20120167496
    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 pre-defined connection points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Claes LINDGREN, Jacob Christian LUNd, Niels Adelholm LARSEN, Johnny Christian Nygaard RASMUSSEN, Jacob LYSEMOSE, Brent MØLLER