Framing To Receive Door, Doorjamb, Or Window Sash Patents (Class 52/204.1)
  • Patent number: 8209921
    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: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Dana Innovations
    Inventors: Scott Struthers, Ray Call, Geoff Spencer, Greg Fetter
  • Publication number: 20120159877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a building panel. The building panel includes a core including first geopolymer concrete. One or more protective layers are located adjacent the core. Each protective layer includes second geopolymer concrete of greater density than the first geopolymer concrete. In one embodiment, passages are defined along which air can move within the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: HALOK PTY LTD
    Inventor: Andrew Wilfred Reid
  • Publication number: 20120159879
    Abstract: The present relates to a sidelite assembly having first and second panels and a window. Each of the panels has an inner edge extending outwardly from a major planar portion and surrounding an opening. The inner edge includes a first portion having a ridge extending outwardly from a distal end thereof and a second portion having a channel extending inwardly from the distal end. An outer edge extends outwardly from the major planar portion and adjacent a periphery thereof, and includes a first portion having a ridge extending outwardly from a distal end thereof and a second portion having a channel extending inwardly from the distal end. The ridges of the first panel are aligned with and received in the channels of the second panel. The window is disposed within the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew WHITE
  • Publication number: 20120137605
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Yong SIBBETT
  • Publication number: 20120137606
    Abstract: Jamb connectors for finishing a penetration in concrete or masonry construction, the jamb connectors coupling a first jamb with a second jamb that is adjacent to the first jamb and having a first portion with two segments lying substantially in a same plane and positioned at a predetermined angle from each other, each first portion segment being configured for coupling with an associated surface portion of an associated one of the first and second jambs, and a second portion having two segments that are each coupled to corresponding segments of the first portion, each second portion lying at an angle equal to the predetermined angle from the other second portion and second portion being configured for positioning about the intermediate portions of one of the first and second jambs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: All-terior Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Geoffrey C. Mees
  • Publication number: 20120131867
    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: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Atwood Mobile Products LLC
    Inventor: Mark L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120131868
    Abstract: The locking device includes two plates, one plate being fixable to a frame of a window or a door and the other plate being removably enagageable with the first plate. Each plate is provided with at least one aperture and one projection, the aperture of each plate being positioned such that it can receive the projection of the other plate when the plates are brought into engagement with one another. The two plates may be held in engagement using any suitable, removable locking means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Michael John Miller
  • Patent number: 8186112
    Abstract: A mechanical header is provided for spanning a corridor in a building and for hanging mechanical equipment therefrom. The mechanical header includes a first angle member comprising a first horizontal portion and a first vertical portion, where the first horizontal portion extends away from the first vertical portion in a first direction. The mechanical header further includes a second angle member comprising a second horizontal portion and a second vertical portion, where the second horizontal portion extends away from the second vertical portion in a direction opposite the first direction. A spanning beam is coupled to the first vertical member and to the second vertical member. The first horizontal portion is configured to rest on top of a first wall structure, and the second horizontal portion is configured to rest on top of a second wall structure, such that spanning beam spans the corridor and hangs just at or below the level of the top of the first and second wall structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Nucor Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Wayne Studebaker, David Lee Samuelson, Lionel Edward Dayton
  • Publication number: 20120117898
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tower part for a wind turbine including at least one wall segment and at least one aperture segment including at least one aperture. The wall segment and the aperture segment are connected and the aperture segment is of a substantially uniform thickness and is thicker than the thickness of the wall segment. The invention further related to an aperture cover system for covering at least one aperture in a tower part for a wind turbine including cover plates and attachments for attaching the system to the tower part, wherein the attachments do not affect the fatigue limit of the tower part. Finally, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing a wind turbine tower part and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Jonas Kristensen
  • Patent number: 8178643
    Abstract: A polymer casting formulation for producing molded polymeric structural members comprises a liquid mixture that contains a polyisocyanate component comprising at least two polyisocyanates; and an isocyanate-reactive component comprising at least two isocyanate-reactive compounds, which formulation cures to form a polyurethane. Methods of using the casting formulation to produce molded polymer structural members and the structural members that are produced by such a method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: JELD-WEN, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Edstrom, Michael Charles Michie, Aniq Sufi
  • Publication number: 20120102858
    Abstract: A plastic window frame trim is for installation of a window in a corrugated metal building wall having a cut opening with a top edge, bottom edge, and side edges, each of the edges being backed by framing members. The window frame trim includes: a frame header J-channel with a flange; a frame footer J-channel with a flange; a pair of nailing fins; and fasteners. The trim header J-channel, footer J-channel, and nailing fins are attached to the window frame. The window frame is lifted so frame header J-channel flange slides between the top edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the top of the cut opening. The window is lowered so footer J-channel flange slides between the bottom edge of the metal building wall and a framing member at the bottom of the cut opening so that window frame rest on the window sill. Fasteners attach the window frame to the framing members through the metal building wall. Trim caps snap over the nailing fins to finish the trimmed window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Todd C. Carlson, Timothy J. Rogge
  • Publication number: 20120102857
    Abstract: Manufacturing method, welding arrangement and door frame structure for a door frame (21) of a windmill tower (10), wherein a hole (15) is made in the tower shell (10) for the door and a door frame is placed in the hole and welded on the shell. In the method, the shape of the door frame for the shell and the shape of the surface of the shell at the opening (15) to be made are measured with a measuring sensor (40). Based on the measurements, a cutting torch (41) is controlled so that an opening corresponding to the shape of the door frame is cut in the shell and bevels (16, 17) are cut in the edge of the opening on both sides. The door frame is welded on the shell with a weld (24), such as a double bevel, double J or square butt weld, from the inside and the outside of the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Mikko Savolainen, Timo Tynkkynen
  • Publication number: 20120102856
    Abstract: A window assembly defines a transom opening above a movably deployable reflective shelf that is positionable to reflect sunlight into the building through the transom, and also can be closed over the transom for protection and/or privacy. The reflective shelf may be associated with a mechanically operated a jalousie window. A plurality of shading shelves may be located on the window below the reflecting shelf and similarly operable to open and close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Fernando L. Abruña, Jesús M. Sosa
  • Patent number: 8167621
    Abstract: A training device is described for perfecting the art of forcibly opening a door in an emergency. The training device has a frame and a door placed in the frame. A dead bolt is mounted in the door and protrudes from the door in a locked position relative to the frame. A vise is attached to the frame. The vise has a movable jaw mounted on a block and a stationary jaw, and means for tightening the movable jaw against the dead bolt. The dead bolt protrudes from the door between the stationary and movable jaw. A method of using the training device causes the door to pivot and the dead bolt to move off of the vise, thus simulating an actual forced opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Red Barn Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20120085045
    Abstract: The present invention is in a first part is a door security system including an elongate J-frame to attach to a door-frame having a recessed groove defined within a first vertical piece. The J-frame snugly nestles within, and extends entirely along the groove. An elongate vertical member attaches to a door first vertical surface to entirely cover same and traverse at least the door thickness. The vertical member mates with the J-frame, to prevent unwanted force entry. In a second part, the invention includes an elongate U-frame to attach to a door having a recessed groove defined within a second vertical surface. The U-frame snugly nestles within and extends entirely along the recessed groove. An elongate T-frame attaches to, and extends axially entirely along, a second vertical door-frame piece. The T-frame mates with the U-frame to prevent the door from being removed from its frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Jorge TORRES
  • Publication number: 20120060437
    Abstract: A building structure. A plurality of vertically upright wall panels enclose a defined space. The wall panels are linked together to form a stable structure. A plurality of roof panels cover the enclosed space and are affixed to the wall panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Chuck McCune
  • Patent number: 8128408
    Abstract: A door breach training system comprising a first restraint assembly connecting a door to a frame. The door is attached to a lock jamb of the frame with a first restraint assembly that exposes a shear joint to impact from a projectile, such as shotgun round. Another embodiment further comprises attachment of the door to the hinge jamb with at least one second restraint assembly that functionally simulates a typical door hinge and exposes a shear joint to impact from a ballistic round. The preferred embodiment includes replaceable lock panels and hinge panels that are designed to break in a known manner in order to replicate those same failure modes for both door locks and door hinges in typical residential and commercial construction environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright, Jeff Lambert
  • Publication number: 20120047809
    Abstract: Door systems and door hardware components are described herein, along with methods of installing the door systems and components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Kelly Hemping, Jesse Baldwin, Korey Gearhart
  • Publication number: 20120047829
    Abstract: A sheet glass fixing structure and wall structure that fix pairs of panes of sheet glass inside a frame, wherein the sheet glass fixing structure and wall structure comprise a frame made of a metal material; pairs of polygonal panes of sheet glass fixed inside the frame in parallel spaced condition; spacing members sandwiched between the pairs of panes of sheet glass to parallelly space the panes; and spacers installed between edge faces of the sheet glass and the frame and between the inside surfaces of the pairs of panes of sheet glass and the spacing members, which spacers are installed apart from corner regions of the sheet glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicants: A Factory Inc., TIS & Partners Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihide Imagawa, Hideki Ogura
  • Patent number: 8122653
    Abstract: An assembly for finishing an edge of an insulating concrete form wall includes at least one elongated body having two surface portions coupled together with an intermediate portion positioned between the two surface portions in a substantially parallel position. The intermediate portion is dimensioned for enclosing an end of a side panel of an insulating concrete form block and a portion of the concrete within the wall. At least one of the two parallel surface portions is dimensioned for covering a portion of the side panel proximate to the end. A plurality of retention members are positioned along the at least one elongated body. Each retention member is adapted for receiving and securing a coupling device for coupling to an internal structural support member within the concrete of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: All-terior Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A Ellebracht, Geoffrey Claude Mees
  • Publication number: 20120042590
    Abstract: A door-stop device for a door hingedly set in a doorframe and equipped with a door handle assembly rotatable between a first, untensioned position and a second, tensioned position, including: (a) an obstruction assembly; (b) an extension arm having a first and second ends, the first end connected to the obstruction assembly, and (c) a securing mechanism, connected to the second end of the extension arm, and including a collar adapted, in a relaxed position, to partially encompass a rotatable portion of the door handle assembly, the collar associated with first and second tabs having first and second openings, the openings adapted to receive a closure member therethrough, wherein, when the securing mechanism is secured to the door handle assembly, and the door is set within the doorframe, the obstruction assembly is adapted to rotate in direct relation to a rotation of the door handle assembly between the first and second positions; the extension arm and the obstruction assembly are adapted whereby, when the d
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Victor Ben-David Yosef
  • Publication number: 20120042589
    Abstract: A door frame structure, which includes a plurality of door frame units and locking elements. Each door frame unit has a main body and a door stop, where the door stop is at a surface of the main body. A notch is formed between the main body and the door stop to accommodate a buffer strip. The door frame unit can further include a plurality of set pieces for anchoring to the wall with different thicknesses. The door frame structure of the instant disclosure saves construction labor, improves visual appearance, increases structural stability and adaptability, and reduces door hitting noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: CHUN-CHEN LIN
  • Publication number: 20120031021
    Abstract: A jamb and frame combination for doors and windows having an elongated L-shaped cross section member adapted to fit snugly against two abutting side portions of a window or door casing, and including a tongue portion along one distal side portion and extending the length thereof, and at least one removable fastener adapted to pass through the L-shaped cross section member in an area adjacent to the tongue portion and into the window or door casing to thereby hold the L-shaped cross section member snugly thereto. An elongated trim member including a groove portion extending the length thereof and adapted to interlock with the tongue portion of the L-shaped cross section member, such that when the L-shaped cross section member is installed upon a window or door casing, the trim member groove portion can be pushed upon the L-shaped cross section member tongue portion and frictionally held in place and covering the at least one removable fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Pierre Charbonneau
  • Publication number: 20120031020
    Abstract: A window frame assembly for a window opening in which the assembly comprises a casing facing that covers the casing with a J-channel secured to the casing facing and defining an outwardly facing channel to receive bordering edges of siding material, and a casing molding having one longitudinal edge continuous with the casing facing and a second longitudinal edge outwardly and non-planar with the one longitudinal edge and engaging the J-channel. The casing molding of a color contrasting with either or both of the J-channel and casing facing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Scalzi
  • Publication number: 20120011787
    Abstract: A surround for a rectangular skylight assembly is provided. Each side of the rectangular surround is characterized as having an obtuse-angled profile having an angle of between greater than 90 degrees and about 100 degrees, the profile including a curb-abutting surface and a roof abutting surface. The curb-abutting surfaces abut curb members attached to the skylight assembly and include apertures therethrough for receipt of joining elements. The roof abutting surfaces abut a building rooftop and further include apertures therethrough for receipt of joining elements. The roof abutting side of the roof abutting surfaces includes a barrier material attached thereto. The barrier material may be comprised of any suitable impermeable material, such as a polyurethane foam or a thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Aage Lundsgaard, Jeffery Joseph Ronan, Wylie Wayne Quarles, Charles Joseph Rimsky, James Eric Brinton, Michael James Waters, Brent Moeller
  • Patent number: 8096506
    Abstract: A method for making a window frame for installation in the exterior shell of an aircraft, which comprises at least one outer flange, an inner flange, and a vertical flange arranged perpendicular to and between these two flanges, contemplates that first a semifinished part comprising multiple, individual substructures is made, which next is inserted into a molding tool, into which, under pressure and temperature, resin is injected, and that the component made in this manner subsequently is hardened in the molding tool. The semifinished part has a layer structure, which comprises a web material, fiber bundles, or a combination of fiber bundles and web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Jens Bold
  • Patent number: 8087203
    Abstract: A waveguide for a radio frequency door like that used in a medical imaging room allows intravenous lines and electrical conduits to be inserted through the door frame without being disconnected from the patient. The waveguide includes a door frame section, and a removable, telescoping or pivoting movable member that cooperates with the door frame section to retain the conduits. The movable member is positioned away from the door frame section during insertion and removal of the conduits from the door frame section, and is positioned adjacent the door frame section when the conduits are being retained. The dimensions and materials of the waveguide are selected to achieve attenuation of electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: PDC Facilities, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Boesel, James P. Maslowski, Dean Molstad, Steve Zwicke
  • Publication number: 20110314754
    Abstract: The invention provides door frame assembly, suitable for hanging a door panel in a number of different positions. The invention is characterised such that a side wall of the frame is routered on front and rear faces, either face adapted to receive one plate of a door hinge. In addition one edge of the door panel is routered across the entire length of the edge to receive a second plate of said hinge, wherein the outer edge of the second plate comprises a bull nosed edge. The advantage of the door frame assembly according to the invention is the routering both sides of the panel allows it to be reversed depending on which way one wishes to hang the door. As the door panel edge is routered across the entire edge allows the hinge to hang the door in the frame in either direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen Griffin
  • Patent number: 8074410
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved interlocking rail and sash slot system that optimizes resistance to sash movement and corresponding air leakage during negative pressure loads, improves energy efficiency and aesthetics of the window design, and provides for wood grain option applications. The improved system may include a window sill and a rail extending from the sill. The rail may include a body portion and a head portion. The head portion may be wider than the body portion in an embodiment. The system may further include a window sash defining a slot. The slot may be configured to receive the head portion. The shape of the head portion of the rail may promote engagement of the head portion with the slot in order to lock the window sill and window sash together when the window is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Soft-Lite, L.L.C.
    Inventor: John Ryba
  • Patent number: 8061093
    Abstract: A window frame surrounds a window box in a wall having horizontally extending siding elements that are connected along overlapping horizontal seams and unconnected edges that are juxtaposed with the window box. The window box has top, bottom, and opposed side elements connected together to define a rectangle, wherein the top element has a transverse outer edge. The window frame has top, bottom, and opposed side frame elements connected together to define a rectangular frame, each element having front and back faces and inner and outer edges whereby the back faces of the window frame elements cover the unconnected edges of the siding and the inner edges of the frame elements closely surround the elements of the window box. A rigid strip is attached to the inner edge of the top element of the window frame and projects over and is vertically supported by the outer edge of the top element of the window box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Patent number: 8042844
    Abstract: A profiled section includes a first surface and a second surface, such that the second surface has an opening to at least partially receive an element of a locking member. The wing is structured and arranged parallel to the second surface. Further, an element is coupled to the first and second surfaces and to the wing. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Digit
    Inventor: Jacob Benhammou
  • Publication number: 20110247283
    Abstract: A door jamb is formed having a vertical jamb member which defines a jamb opening. A replaceable jamb member is sized to be removably secured in the jamb opening by a connection element, preferably shear screws. The shear screws are formed to break or shear apart so as to release the replaceable jamb member when an effective amount of force is applied. When the shear screws break, the replaceable jamb member is free to slide out of jamb opening and release a door which is latched thereto, thus saving the surrounding jamb elements and the door itself from damage. The effective amount of force is generally the force needed to break down a conventional door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: William E. Pagett
  • Patent number: 8024898
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a window sill comprises a structural base having a first side and a second side, a fenestration cap attached to the structural base, a window frame mounted on the fenestration cap and finish elements applied to the structural base and adjacent to the fenestration cap. The window frame may be removed from the fenestration cap without disturbing the finish elements. Alternatively, a method of installing a window in a window opening comprises providing a window opening and preparing the window opening for receiving a fenestration cap, installing a fenestration cap by placement within and attachment to the window opening in a primary step, and installing a window within the window opening by placement within and attachment to the fenestration cap in a secondary step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Jorge Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20110219711
    Abstract: A doorway for a tower of a wind turbine is disclosed. The doorway may generally comprise a doorway frame having a substantially rectangular shape and including an inner face and an outer face. An opening may be defined between the inner and outer faces and may be configured to provide access to an interior of the tower. Additionally, at least one of the inner face and the outer face may define a substantially planar surface along at least a portion of its width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Bharat Bagepalli, Russell Earle Walthers
  • Publication number: 20110209424
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a self adhesive, flexible tape for flashing exterior wall openings. The tape is a composite comprising a barrier layer having an exterior surface and an interior surface and an adhesive layer overlying the interior surface. The barrier layer exterior surface is patterned to provide a gravity drainage path in both the tape machine direction (MD) and tape cross machine direction (CD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: William Longo
  • Publication number: 20110167741
    Abstract: A glass retrofitting system with an adaptor is configured to mount a glass member to a wall or window frame. The glass member may be an upgraded insulated glass unit to replace an existing glass in a wall or window frame. The adaptor may include a mating portion (or an anchor member) which fits into an existing glazing pocket of the existing window or wall frame. The width of the existing glazing pocket may not be wide enough to accommodate the upgraded insulated glass unit. Thus, the adaptor may form a new glazing pocket suitable to hold the upgraded insulated glass unit, and the insulated glass unit may be mounted or installed into the new glazing pocket formed by the adaptor. The adaptor may be formed of low thermal conductivity material, or of a single piece or a plurality of pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin Surace, Daniel E. Boss, Kent Whiting, Robert Hart
  • Patent number: 7971400
    Abstract: Door frames, frame kits, component parts, jamb coverings, and depth extenders, all constructed with fiber reinforced pultruded structures, for entrance doors to buildings, both garage entrance doors and personnel entry doors. Some embodiments have a closed back wall. Others have an open cavity at the back wall to receive a reinforcing substrate. Some embodiments include a pultruded nosing block. Some embodiments comprise a pultruded depth extender, mountable on a jamb base to extend the depth of a door jamb. A mounting finger and a locking stud on the depth extender are mountable in cavities in the jamb base. A depth extender can be used to extend the depth of either a garage door frame or a personnel entry door frame. In an in-swing door frame, a door latch-side abutment surface is located on the side wall of the jamb base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Bay Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Boldt, Todd Noskowiak, Todd A. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20110154753
    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: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: David Furgerson, Julian Giggs, Nirav D. Parikh
  • Publication number: 20110154754
    Abstract: Novel building systems, in particular low cost superior strength building assemblies incorporating single or double shear walls, and disaster resistant window attachments are described herein. The inventive building systems are particularly well-suited for adding rooms to existing buildings, such as attached residential room additions, basements, disaster relief housing, and Do-It Yourself (DIY) projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: James P. Antonic
  • Patent number: 7963076
    Abstract: A flangeless mounting system, suitable for in-wall speakers and other objects, includes a panel that replaces a substantial section of wallboard instead of being installed behind the wallboard. In preferred embodiments a rim extends outwardly from a first surface of the panel by a distance of less than ½ inch, and preferably by only ? inch or even 1/16 inch. The face of the object can be quite large, up to 40 in2 or more, and still be relatively small with respect to the panel. Panels are contemplated that have a width at least two, three or more times that of the face of the object, and along with optional wings are wider than the stud separation in the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Dana Innovations
    Inventors: Scott Struthers, Ray Call, Todd Ryan
  • Publication number: 20110138715
    Abstract: A sidelite assembly including first and second panels with an opening for receiving a window or glazing is provided. The first and second panels include inner and out edge portions with ridges and/or channels that allow for the alignment and attachment of the first and second panels to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Matthew WHITE
  • Publication number: 20110138713
    Abstract: The present application relates to an attic door assembly. The attic door assembly includes a jamb having an interior surface. The jamb is installed adjacent to a pull-down attic door. The attic door assembly also includes a rabbet disposed along a perimeter of the interior surface of the jamb and a door hingedly coupled to the jamb. The door includes a frame, a panel coupled to a first side of the frame, and a foam board coupled to a second side of the frame opposite the panel. The foam board, the panel, and the frame in combination define an interior space. An insulating material is disposed within the interior space. Finally, a flexible sealant is applied to the interior surface. The flexible sealant is operable to seal an interface of the rabbet, the jamb, and the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffery Lynn Reed
  • Patent number: 7941982
    Abstract: A curtain wall including an extruded aluminum sill having a first channel for receiving a glazed panel, a sill anchor/access portion for securing the sill to a poured concrete slab or slab wall, and toward the interior side of the sill, a wireway is defined in part by the sill and in part by a wireway cover for concealing power and/or data/telecommunication cables. The wireway cover may also include outlet devices or plugs arranged in a longitudinally spaced relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Anne Elliott Merica
  • Publication number: 20110094164
    Abstract: In order to improve a retentions force of a silo closure, patterns with protrusions and recesses are proposed at least on insides of a support profile in particular portions, preferably also on outsides of a support hose and/or at least on one of the outsides of a cover foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Christian Seeger
  • Publication number: 20110094172
    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: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Patent number: 7921620
    Abstract: A method of affixing a frame around a wall penetration such as a window box before siding panels are affixed to the wall. The frame has front and back faces and inner and outer edges, a primary channel extending along the outer edge, and a flange extending along the outer edge, The steps include: placing the window frame around the window box; affixing the flange to the wall; placing a first panel against the wall and inserting a vertical edge of the first panel into a primary channel of the frame; affixing the first panel to the wall; inserting a vertical edge of a second panel into the primary channel and engaging a longitudinal edge of the second panel with a longitudinal edge of the first panel; affixing the second panel to the wall; and repeating steps until the all sides of the frame engage siding panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Patent number: 7913465
    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: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Noubar Yeremian
  • Patent number: 7905058
    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 the 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: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Masonite International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor T. Massey, Kevin Hall
  • Publication number: 20110047884
    Abstract: Some aspects relate to weather seal systems for forming water barriers and air barriers. Some air barriers include a sill portion, a frame portion, and a transition portion extending between the sill and frame portions, where the transition portion extends inwardly and downwardly from the frame portion of the air barrier, toward an interior side of an associated door assembly, to the sill portion of the air barrier. The transition portion optionally provides a buffer zone, or transition zone of air at a greater spacing from the water barrier. In some embodiments, the transition zone is equilibrated to external pressures and supplies substantially dry air to air leaks in the air barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Paul D. Schroder
  • Patent number: RE43175
    Abstract: A floor grommet for use in building and office structures supplied with air conditioning via under floor plenum. Directed flow of conditioned air is optimized by limiting the escape of air from the plenum into the space above the floor by leakage through floor openings provided for power cables, data cables and the like. Specialized floor grommets installed in the cable openings are comprised of a surrounding frame mounting sealing elements comprised of thin, flexible elements which are anchored at one end in the grommet frame and extend toward the center of the opening, from each side, to effectively close the opening against significant flow of conditioned air from the plenum below. Cables passing through the grommet opening cause minimal deflection of the flexible elements to limit the escape of conditioned air. Preferably, the resilient, flexible elements are filamentary in nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Upsite Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur T. Sempliner, Jonathan Brill, Kenneth Brill, Robert Sullivan, William Pitt Turner, IV