Pane To Sash Attaching Means Resiliently Biased Patents (Class 52/204.69)
  • Patent number: 9359806
    Abstract: Disclosed is a framed glazed door or wall panel that can be utilized in applications requiring structural rigidity of the panel frame such as pivot doors, hinged doors, or glass folding doors, and a method for assembling the same. The panel includes marine glaze vertical frame members and horizontal stop glaze frame members. The vertical frame members and horizontal frame members can be rigidly joined by corner lugs inserted the body of the horizontal frame members and captively held on the surface of the vertical frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Gregory Header
  • Patent number: 8955270
    Abstract: A window for engagement with a building structure having a window opening, the window is providing a perimeter frame adapted to engage the window opening of the structure. The window has at least one window pane having a window pane perimeter. The window uses multiple perimeter retainer members including an outer perimeter retainer member and an inner perimeter retainer member, the perimeter retainer members typically having opposed substantially flat walls configured to engage the outer pane surface and the inner pane surface, respectively, and perimeter clip member engaging walls. Holding the retainer members are perimeter clip members configured with a first end and a second end, at least the first end adapted to resiliently engage at least one of the perimeter retainer members and a second end to engage the other retainer member so as to maintain the retainers in spaced apart relation with the flat walls thereof flush against walls adjacent the window pane perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Olmos Scofield, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Markham
  • Patent number: 8904719
    Abstract: A fastening device for fastening glass panes in a wooden or plastic frame includes a plastic retaining rail fixable on the frame, and a clip strip mountable onto the retaining rail. The retaining rail has a fastening arm with a claw connectable with the frame by fasteners, and a clamping arm at a distance to the fastening arm. The clip strip has a groove for form-lockingly receiving the clip claw, and a groove for force-lockingly and/or form-lockingly receiving the clamping arm. The clip strip is form-lockingly held by the pre-stressed clamping arm and a free, non-secured section of the retaining rail is pressed against the glass pane by a permanent stressing force such that a seal between the retaining rail and the glass pane is pressed against the glass pane and the glass pane is pressed against a seal between the backside thereof and the stop of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Friedrich Knapp
  • Patent number: 8789324
    Abstract: A novel impact and blast resistant window is presented. A surface of a window pane that is adjacent to an interior of a building has a durable transparent polymer film coated or adhered thereto. The surface of a window pane that is adjacent to an interior of a building is sealed to the sash by double sided tape. The resulting window produces an unexpected ability for the durable transparent polymer film to retain pieces of broken glass driven toward the interior of the building by a missile striking an exterior of the window, without the durable transparent polymer film pulling loose from the window sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Henry M. Hay, Bruce Weber, Craig B. Duncan
  • Patent number: 8695292
    Abstract: A glazing edge seal is provided so as to include an embedded stiffener which is embedded in a polymer inclusive base portion of the edge seal. The embedded stiffener is flexible so as to allow the base portion of the edge seal to be easily formed to an appropriate shape, but is rigid enough to maintain that formed shape while adhesive sets and/or cures. In certain example embodiments, the bottom surface of the edge seal is provided with a cut-out portion or cavity for receiving an adhesive(s) between the glazing and a main body of the edge seal, thereby permitting the adhesive to be controlled within a defined area, and/or to a defined thickness, thereby simplifying manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Duane Recker
  • Publication number: 20130312343
    Abstract: A window for engagement with a building structure having a window opening, the window is providing a perimeter frame adapted to engage the window opening of the structure. The window has at least one window pane having a window pane perimeter. The window uses multiple perimeter retainer members including an outer perimeter retainer member and an inner perimeter retainer member, the perimeter retainer members typically having opposed substantially flat walls configured to engage the outer pane surface and the inner pane surface, respectively, and perimeter clip member engaging walls. Holding the retainer members are perimeter clip members configured with a first end and a second end, at least the first end adapted to resiliently engage at least one of the perimeter retainer members and a second end to engage the other retainer member so as to maintain the retainers in spaced apart relation with the flat walls thereof flush against walls adjacent the window pane perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Olmos Scofield, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Markham
  • Patent number: 8474198
    Abstract: Sound insulating glazing device for aircrafts, ground or maritime transportation vehicles, buildings, or others, including glazing, a sealing joint in a shape and size corresponding to the edge of the glazing and designed for assembly on said edge, sound insulation, made of at least two materials, a first resilient material and a second material with less resilience than the first, the sound insulation being used against the field of said glazing, between the glazing and the sealing joint. The invention is also for aircrafts that are equipped with at least a glazing device and a soundproofing method for glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pascale Neple, Nathalie Pellegrin, Olivier Collery, Jean Louis Guyader
  • Patent number: 8443570
    Abstract: A window jamb channel attachment apparatus. The apparatus can include a channel clip, the channel clip including a first foot, a second foot, a first leg, a second leg, and a joining portion, the first foot and the second foot adapted to couple to a window jamb channel, the first leg having a first end coupled to the first foot and a second end coupled to the joining portion, the second leg having a first end coupled to the second foot and a second end coupled to the joining portion, the joining portion including an aperture defined therein. The apparatus can further include an object holder removably coupled to the channel clip, the object holder including a body, a fastener portion sized and shaped to be received in the aperture of the channel clip, and an object support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Gabriel Lucian Olariu
  • Patent number: 8312689
    Abstract: A weather strip includes a bottom wall that faces or is in contact with an end face of a fixed window glass that closes a window opening of a side door. An outer wall extends from the bottom wall on an outer side of the vehicle body with respect to the fixed window glass, and an inner wall extends from the bottom wall on an inner side of the vehicle body with respect to the fixed window glass so that the inner wall and the outer wall sandwich a peripheral portion of the fixed window glass in a thickness direction. The inner wall is provided with a spacing groove for creating a space between the fixed window glass and the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Terazawa, Takashi Hashimoto, Akihiko Asakura, Satoshi Osanai
  • Patent number: 8132386
    Abstract: A window glass, particularly for installation by adhesive bonding in an opening of a vehicle bodywork, comprises a sheet of glass with a profiled bead that is fixed at least to the main surface of the sheet of glass facing toward the interior in the installed state and that rests against at least part of the opening. The use of such a window glass makes it possible, once the window glass has been installed in the bodywork opening, to obtain a visible space less than 5 mm between the opening and the edge face of the window glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventor: Jean-Gerard Leconte
  • Patent number: 8122654
    Abstract: A glass locking system of locking a glass panel within a base shoe having side walls, comprising a first tapered plate having a first end and a second end. The first plate is tapered such that the first end is thinner than the second end. A second tapered plate has a first end and a second end, the second plate being tapered such that the first end is thinner than the second end. The first and second plate are insertable between a side wall of the base shoe and a glass panel in overlapping relation. Moving the second tapered plate laterally towards the first plate serves to generate a compressive force on the glass panel, and moving the plates laterally apart serves to reduce the compressive force on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: C.R. Laurence Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Sprague
  • Patent number: 8087615
    Abstract: A particular method includes installing a window assembly in a structure by coupling a window frame body of the window assembly to a first surface of an interior side of an outer skin of the structure. The method also includes coupling the window frame body to a second surface of an interior side of an inner skin of the structure. The method also includes coupling the window frame body to a portion of the structure between the outer skin and the inner skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey H. Wood
  • Patent number: 7905071
    Abstract: A window glass, particularly for installation by adhesive bonding in an opening of a vehicle bodywork, comprises a sheet of glass with a profiled bead that is fixed at least to the main surface of the sheet of glass facing toward the interior in the installed state and that rests against at least part of the opening. The use of such a window glass makes it possible, once the window glass has been installed in the bodywork opening, to obtain a visible space less than 5 mm between the opening and the edge face of the window glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventor: Jean-Gerard Laconte
  • Patent number: 7838115
    Abstract: Bonded vehicular glass assemblies utilizing two-component urethane adhesives to attach dynamic load-bearing attachment members to glass substrates to form a joint suitable for use on a vehicle, and related methods of forming are described herein. In addition, methods of attaching components to glass by use of these adhesives are disclosed. The method of forming the assemblies may include priming the glass panel prior to applying the adhesive to the primed glass panel and/or attachment member. The method may include allowing the urethane adhesive to cure to form a layer of cured urethane adhesive bonding the attachment member to the first surface of the glass panel without exposure of the bonded attachment member on the second surface of the panel. The cured adhesive layer disposed between the attachment member and the glass panel may have a thickness in the range from about 0.25 mm to about 2.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Magna Mirrors of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Lewno
  • Patent number: 7823833
    Abstract: An exemplary window frame assembly includes a window frame and spring clips. The window frame includes a window frame body, and flanges extend from the window frame body. The spring clips are removably attachable to the flanges. Each flange may define at least one first locking member and each spring clip may define at least one second locking member configured to engage the first locking member. For example, the at least one first locking member may include saw tooth grooves and the at least one second locking member may include a pair of angled tabs. As another example, the at least one first locking member may include a pair of angled tabs and the at least one second locking member may include saw tooth grooves. Each spring clip may further define a release mechanism, such as a tab, that is configured to disengage the spring clip and the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey H. Wood
  • Patent number: 7398622
    Abstract: A connector (15) for connecting modules together comprises plastic connector member (16), an expander rod (17) and a threaded expander rod displacer (18). The connector member (16) has spaced dovetail style enlargements (19) on one side and a full length dovetail enlargement (20) on the other side. The connector member (16) is designed to slide in the confronting slots with the wasted sections (21) of the expander (17) located inside each of the sections (19). Once in position the threaded expander rod displacer (18) is used to axially displace the expander (17) to force the enlarged sections of the expander (17) into the sections (19) thus engaging the slot and at the same time biasing the modules together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Richard A Walker
  • Patent number: 7332225
    Abstract: A bonded vehicular glass assembly utilizes a two-component urethane adhesive to attach an attachment member at a glass panel to form a joint suitable for use on a vehicle. The attachment member may be a hinge, or a latch, or the like. Related methods of forming and of attaching components to glass are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A Lewno
  • Patent number: 7134243
    Abstract: There is described a profiled sash section for a window sash holding a window pane and intended for being installed in an outer frame of a blast resistant window. The sash section includes a main member enabling inter-engagement between the profiled sash member and the outer frame a window pane holding member for accommodating and securing an end portion of said window pane in the profiled sash member, and a reinforcing member designed to support the end portion of the window pane and to transmit blast pressure, if incidentally applied to the window pane, to the main member. For at least partially absorbing blast pressure energy applied to the window pane, the sash section is provided with damping means for deforming up to predetermined limit. Also described is a blast-resistant framework for a casement window, including the window sash assembled from the mentioned profiled sash sections and adapted for rigidly and air-tightly securing the window pane in the holders of the profiled sash members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Arpal Aluminium Ltd.
    Inventor: Mordechay Emek
  • Patent number: 7040063
    Abstract: A window glass, particularly for installation by adhesive bonding in an opening of a vehicle bodywork, comprises a sheet of glass with a profiled bead that is fixed at least to the main surface of the sheet of glass facing toward the interior in the installed state and that rests against at least part of the opening. The use of such a window glass makes it possible, once the window glass has been installed in the bodywork opening, to obtain a visible space less than 5 mm between the opening and the edge face of the window glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventor: Jean-GĂ©rard Leconte
  • Patent number: 7010888
    Abstract: A frame assembly is formed of two molded sub-assemblies, each sub-assembly being identical to the other. Each sub-assembly has a perimeter wall having an inner surface facing an opening and an outer surface to face a edge of an aperture in a partition. A first edge of the wall confronts a surface of the window while a flange projects outward from the outer surface of the perimeter wall. A plurality of joining elements are fixed to and project normally from the flange. Each joining element includes an alignment element and a locking surface to engage a similar surface on an aligned joining element of a confronting sub-assembly. The joining elements are arranged in a pattern that permits any two sub-assemblies made in the same mold to be permanently snapped together without the use of any separate fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: L.L. Culmat, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky W. Tumlin, J. Larry Underwood
  • Patent number: 7000356
    Abstract: A molding includes an attaching portion to be bonded to an interior side of a peripheral edge of a glass plate and an elastic portion capable of being in close contact with a window opening. The molding is made of thermoplastic resin and has an electrically conductive member insert-molded therein, the electrically conductive member extending substantially parallel to a surface of the glass plate and generating heat by bringing an eddy current generator near thereto. The eddy current generator is brought near a surface of the transparent plate to generate heat in the electrically conductive member, thereby softening or melting the molding, and an external force is applied to the transparent plate to disassemble the transparent plate from the window opening of an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tamai, Shigehiko Iguchi
  • Patent number: 6935078
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses an anchor fastener for mating parts to a channel 30 for, e.g., the attachment of muntin in a window 14 design. The end clip 15 of the preferred embodiment is comprised of molded polymeric material having means for aligning the clip with a channel and means for locking the clip to the channel. The clip is comprised of a base 16 having an upwardly extending post 18 that forms means for mounting other parts to the fastener. The post 18 can be of any shape, size or length depending on the part to be mated onto the post. Three spaced apart rails 24, 26 are formed under the base 16 to transversely engage the channel 30 with the center rail 24 also having a transverse slot 36 for matingly locking with the channel. The channel 30 has spaced apart notches 32 with tabs 34 positioned therebetween on opposing sides of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Friedrich K Benkel
  • Patent number: 6912817
    Abstract: The invention generally discloses a means for securing an impact resistant panel within a frame by utilizing a restraint channel system. One common type of impact resistant panel may be a piece of glass that has been covered substantially on one face with a window film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventors: Steven R. Sabac, Jason J. Kromolicki
  • Patent number: 6889480
    Abstract: A multi-paned fenestration unit in which the glass panes are manufactured directly into the support structure without first manufacturing an insulated glass unit. The support structure is designed to provide the structural support for the glass panes without a separate spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: James Curtis Guhl, Steven Matthew Johnson, Neil Ranger Fredrick
  • Patent number: 6846039
    Abstract: A bonded vehicular glass assembly utilizes a urethane adhesive to attach a dynamic load-bearing attachment member to a glass substrate to form a joint suitable for use on a vehicle. Related methods of forming, and methods of attaching components to glass are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Lewno
  • Patent number: 6832457
    Abstract: A vehicle window assembly including a protective transparent plastic window liner covering the inner side of the glass pane and held removably in place by flexible liner-retaining strips having quarter-round molding portions overlying the margins of the liner and anchor portions that are releasably secured in mounting grooves along the edge portions of the window pane. The anchor portions are integral with the molding portions and are pressed into the grooves past detent ribs that lock the strips releasably in place, to secure the window liner against easy removal by a passenger but permitting removal by service personnel for replacement. The mounting grooves are in elongated window-retaining bars that are positioned against the inner side of the paneand also are removably secured in place for ease of reglazing, having enlarged deformable anchors pressed into locking grooves with restricted open sides forming releasable tongue-and-groove connections for removal by tilting of the bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Hehr International, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Wayne Geiger
  • Publication number: 20040231255
    Abstract: A method for glazing a sash frame and a sash frame for insulated glass windows are disclosed wherein both sides of the sash frame, are glazed from one side of the sash, eliminating the requirement for flipping the sash during manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Silver Line Building Products Corp.
    Inventor: Arthur Silverman
  • Patent number: 6769214
    Abstract: A window retention system includes a door frame having an exterior panel, an interior panel, an opening therethrough defining an inner peripheral channel, the exterior panel includes an upright portion extending along the channel so as to be directed toward the interior panel; and a resiliently flexible window retainer strip yieldably interlocked with and thereby detachably mounted on the door frame. The retainer strip has a longitudinal axis and a first upright portion spaced from and in opposing relation with the upright portion of the exterior panel so as to delimit a first track in the channel and retain the window element therein. The strip includes a second upright portion laterally spaced from the first upright portion. The second upright portion is biased towards and yieldingly interlocks with the channel. A flange extends from the first upright portion of the strip to engage one of the door frame panels and thereby secure the first upright portion of the strip against rotation in a vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: EMCO Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry J. Kenkel, Michael J. Billingsley
  • Publication number: 20040074168
    Abstract: Components for a roof assembly include a glazing having a main support member and a cap engaging member. The cap engaging member has a detent portion extending from an edge region back towards an opposite edge region. The component also includes a beam member a main support member and a rafter support member for supporting a rafter assembly. The rafter support member has a securing portion extending from an edge region. A ridge end member is also disclosed which has a plurality of segment extending radially outwardly from a hub member. Each segment has an elongate mounting member on an edge opposite the hub member. There is also disclosed a wing member for a valley rafter assembly. The wing member has first and second elements secured together. Each of the elements comprises a portion of a mounting formation to which a glazing bar can be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Richard Anthony Whiting
  • Patent number: 6718705
    Abstract: A blast resistant window system comprising a reinforced window pane defining an in-side and an out-side and being supported by a window framework for mounting at an opening in a wall. The window system further comprises at least one pane-engaging member transversally extending adjacent an in-side surface of the window pane and secured at respective ends thereof to opposite construction elements. Each of the pane-engaging member is fitted with at least one energy dispensing device for converting axial force within the pane-engaging member into mechanical work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Arpal Aluminum Ltd.
    Inventor: Mordechay Emek
  • Patent number: 6694683
    Abstract: A sight glass retaining system is provided for mounting a sight glass to a support panel, such as for viewing combustion or other processes. The system includes a retainer which forms a continuous frame and has lateral flanges for locating the sight glass. Retaining tabs extend from the frame and support resilient retaining portions which snap into engagement with the support panel. A resilient element, which may form a seal with the sight glass and support panel, urges the assembly in compression to maintain tight engagement of the components, and generally column loads the retaining portions to preclude movement of the assembly on the support panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Anderson, Kent D. Homfeldt
  • Patent number: 6631594
    Abstract: Components for a roof assembly include a glazing having a main support member and a cap engaging member. The cap engaging member has a detent portion extending from an edge region back towards an opposite edge region. The component also includes a beam member a main support member and a rafter support member for supporting a rafter assembly. The rafter support member has a securing portion extending from an edge region. A ridge end member is also disclosed which has a plurality of segment extending radially outwardly from a hub member. Each segment has an elongate mounting member on an edge opposite the hub member. There is also disclosed a wing member for a valley rafter assembly. The wing member has first and second elements secured together. Each of the elements comprises a portion of a mounting formation to which a glazing bar can be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: R A Whiting Design Limited
    Inventor: Richard Anthony Whiting
  • Patent number: 6574927
    Abstract: A fitting adapted for a window with a frame and a wing connected to the frame by at least one hinge. The fitting includes a carrier piece that cooperates with an edge of the wing and an edge of the fixed frame, and a plurality of laths engaging the carrier piece in a shiftable fashion along the edge of the wing. The carrier piece defines at each end portion thereof a toothed profile configured and dimensioned to mutually engage a toothed profile defined at each end portion of the laths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Remi Emiel Van Parys
  • Patent number: 6502356
    Abstract: There is described a profiled sash section for a window sash holding a window pane and intended for being installed in an outer frame of a blast resistant window. The sash section includes a main member enabling inter-engagement between the profiled sash member and the outer frame a window pane holding member for accommodating and securing an end portion of said window pane in the profiled sash member, and a reinforcing member designed to support the end portion of the window pane and to transmit blast pressure, if incidentally applied to the window pane, to the main member. For at least partially absorbing blast pressure energy applied to the window pane, the sash section is provided with damping means for deforming up to predetermined limit. Also described is a blast-resistant framework for a casement window, including the window sash assembled from the mentioned profiled sash sections and adapted for rigidly and air-tightly securing the window pane in the holders of the profiled sash members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Arpal Aluminum Ltd.
    Inventor: Mordechay Emek
  • Patent number: 6438911
    Abstract: The sizable plastic back-up shear plate is laterally disposed with generally a spring fit into the outwardly facing mouth of a metal window frame. For windows having smaller mouths, the shear plate is cut along a discardable edge portion. The outwardly facing mouth is formed and defined by the window frame elongated hollow body and particularly by outer wall elements which face each other in an opposing manner. The plastic back-up shear plate has laterally disposed opposite outer edge portions which are interlockable on corresponding outer wall elements of hollow body metal window frame which wall elements define the mouth of the window frame. An intermediately disposed locking lip is utilized on smaller frame mouth after cutting or separating off the bread away edge portion. The plastic back-up shear plate has a lateral dimension slightly larger than the lateral mouth dimension and thereby achieves a spring fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Store Front Supplies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Gorman
  • Patent number: 6434898
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an insulated door and a method for manufacturing such have a glazing or window section installed therein. The frame of the window section is installed during manufacture and is flush with both faces of the door. The flush glazed door comprises a rigid wooden frame having an opening for mounting an insulated window therein, a metal sheathing secured on each side of the frame, a window frame unit mounted within the wooden frame within the opening and an insulated window positioned within the window frame unit. The window is retained within the frame in air-tight and weatherproof manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Masonite International Corporation
    Inventors: Martin G. Ward, Neil E. Fraser, Stewart McEachern, Markus Hindemith
  • Patent number: 6408578
    Abstract: A method of finishing an edge of a sheet glass is disclosed. The method includes a first grinding step for grinding an edge of a sheet glass so as to provide the edge with an outwardly convex curved shape, and a finishing step for finishing a bordering portion which has been formed by the first grinding step between the curved edge and each flat side face of the sheet glass, so as to provide this bordering portion with a greater smoothness than smoothness provided by the first grinding step. A heat-tempered sheet glass using the method and a fire-resistant construction material using this heat-tempered sheet glass are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Tanaka, Kiminari Sugiura, Shigeki Obana
  • Patent number: 6381911
    Abstract: A jamb system for framing panels, in which at least one of the panels is arranged to slide by another panel along a set of tracks, including an elongated top jamb including one elongated top guide member for each panel, each member including an elongated rail for guiding a panel along its travel within the jamb, and a key spacer member, the top guide members and the key members each adapted to interlock through their respective walls to form a rectilinear assembly, including slanted wall portions arranged to mate in adjacent juxtaposition with each other to accept a threaded fastener therethrough and an elongated side jamb for each panel, and an elongated key spacer member for insertion between each pair of the elongated side members allowing the panels to move along the rails within the jamb, past each other, adapted to interlock through their respective walls, the side members and the key members including slanted wall portions arranged to mate and accept a threaded fastener there through to hold the side j
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: William Weiland
  • Patent number: 6378931
    Abstract: A molded plastic window panel and method for locating and guiding the window panel to a final position in a window opening in an automotive vehicle body structure, with locator guide features molded integrally in a window panel perimeter portion projecting toward corresponding complementary locator guide features on the body structures. The perimeter portion may be molded as an outer piece separate from a main transparent section with the locator guide features integral therewith, the outer piece bonded to the main section to form a unitary panel. The outer piece may be molded from an opaque plastic to provide a masking black out border and an adhesive joint used to permanently mount the window panel in the body structure window opening. The locator guide features may comprise resiliently deflectable elements such as fingers or tabs on one part engaging complementary features on the other part to urge the window panel into a properly located position on the body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Exatec, LLC.
    Inventors: Prakash Kolluri, Mark M. Matsco
  • Patent number: 6319344
    Abstract: Bonded vehicular glass assemblies utilizing two-component urethane adhesives to attach dynamic load-bearing attachment members to glass substrates to form a joint suitable for use on a vehicle, and related methods of forming are described herein. In addition, methods of attaching components to glass by use of these adhesives are disclosed. The two-component urethane adhesives utilized in this invention have been found to provide surprisingly strong bonds between glass and other materials which meet or exceed OEM requirements, and be particularly well suited for use in vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Lewno
  • Patent number: 6305124
    Abstract: A removable window guard for preventing small children and animals from exiting a window. The window guard includes a barrier having a plurality of vertical members intersecting a plurality of horizontal members. On each side of the barrier is a plurality of axial extensions. Each axial extension has a knob. A plurality of brackets are affixed to the side of a window frame. Each bracket retains a knob within the bracket'interior, thereby securing the barrier to the window frame. The barrier may be easily removed from the bracket by an adult located on either side of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Inventor: Tammy L. Pennington
  • Publication number: 20010013208
    Abstract: Components for a roof assembly include a glazing having a main support member and a cap engaging member. The cap engaging member has a detent portion extending from an edge region back towards an opposite edge region. The component also includes a beam member a main support member and a rafter support member for supporting a rafter assembly. The rafter support member has a securing portion extending from an edge region. A ridge end member is also disclosed which has a plurality of segment extending radially outwardly from a hub member. Each segment has an elongate mounting member on an edge opposite the hub member. There is also disclosed a wing member for a valley rafter assembly. The wing member has first and second elements secured together. Each of the elements comprises a portion of a mounting formation to which a glazing bar can be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Inventor: Richard Anthony Whiting
  • Publication number: 20010005962
    Abstract: There is described a profiled sash section for a window sash holding a window pane and intended for being installed in an outer frame of a blast resistant window. The sash section includes a main member enabling inter-engagement between the profiled sash member and the outer frame a window pane holding member for accommodating and securing an end portion of said window pane in the profiled sash member, and a reinforcing member designed to support the end portion of the window pane and to transmit blast pressure, if incidentally applied to the window pane, to the main member. For at least partially absorbing blast pressure energy applied to the window pane, the sash section is provided with damping means for deforming up to predetermined limit. Also described is a blast-resistant framework for a casement window, including the window sash assembled from the mentioned profiled sash sections and adapted for rigidly and air-tightly securing the window pane in the holders of the profiled sash members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: July 5, 2001
    Applicant: ARPAL ALUMINUM LTD.
    Inventor: Mordechay Emek
  • Patent number: 6250028
    Abstract: A lightweight bus window construction has a window frame with a generally U-shaped channel around its lateral edges. A step is provided adjacent the opening of the U-shaped channel along the lower edge with a lip extending above the step along the edge. A thin sheet of plastic glazing material in the frame has its upper and side edges within the U-shaped channel along the upper and side edges, and the lower edge of the sheet rests on the step. The sheet is sufficiently thin that it will flex for fitting the upper and side edges into the channel without disassembling the frame. An elastomeric gasket fills the space between the sheet of glazing material and the face of the U-shaped channel on the opposite of the channel from the lip. The gasket includes a portion along the lower edge extending upwardly above the opening of the U-shaped channel and engaging the face of the sheet of glazing material opposite to the lip. The elastomeric gasket secures the glazing material within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Transmatic, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffrey K. Caplette
  • Patent number: 6230457
    Abstract: A casement window utilizes a multi-locking system having a pair of spaced keepers and a tie bar with a corresponding pair of rollers. In the locking action the rollers ride against the inclined and straight vertical surfaces of the keepers. A lifting block is located immediately above the lower roller when the locking system is in its locked condition. The lifting block prevents sagging and supports the sash in the locked condition. The provision of a lifting block in combination with the known multi-point locking system takes advantage of the locking system components to prevent sagging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Richard H. Brautigam
  • Patent number: 6192631
    Abstract: A window retention system includes a door frame having an exterior panel, an interior panel, an opening therethrough defining an inner peripheral channel, the exterior panel includes an upright portion extending along the channel so as to be directed toward the interior panel; and a resiliently flexible window retainer strip yieldably interlocked with and thereby detachably mounted on the door frame. The retainer strip has a longitudinal axis and a first upright portion spaced from and in opposing relation with the upright portion of the exterior panel so as to delimit a first track in the channel and retain the window element therein. The strip includes a second upright portion laterally spaced from the first upright portion. The second upright portion is biased towards and yieldingly interlocks with the channel. A flange extends from the first upright portion of the strip to engage one of the door frame panels and thereby secure the first upright portion of the strip against rotation in a vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: EMCO Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry J. Kenkel, Michael J. Billingsley
  • Patent number: RE37395
    Abstract: A motor vehicle glazing (1) prepared for installation according to the adhesive process is provided with a profiled spacer (8) produced by extrusion of an extrudable polymer directly onto glazing (1) and subsequent setting. During installation of glazing (1) in the window opening of the motor vehicle body, profiled spacer (8) acts as an intermediate member between glazing (1) and assembly adhesive extrudate (13). Profiled spacer (8) is provided along its outer periphery with a lip portion (10) projecting beyond peripheral area (3) of glazing (1). In the installed position of glazing (1), lip portion (10) rests against the window frame flange (4) running parallel to peripheral area (3) of glazing (1) and acts, upon insertion of the glazing during the setting process of assembly adhesive (13), as a support and centering element for glazing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Heinz Kunert, Gerd Cornils, Heinrich Schnitter