Specific Studding Arrangement For Door, Doorjamb, Or Window Sash Patents (Class 52/210)
  • Patent number: 9303402
    Abstract: An apparatus for clamping a floor including truss top cords having tongue configured ends and including an overlying sheath having a plurality of bolt receiving apertures, the apparatus incorporating a concrete foundation wall having an upper end forming an outer flange and an inner recess; outer threaded bolts anchored within and extending upwardly from the outer flange and positioned for, upon receipts of the truss's tongue configured ends within the inner recess, extension through the sheath's bolt receiving apertures; and an outer plurality of threaded nuts fitted for engagements with the outer plurality of threaded bolts, the nuts, upon the tongue configured end receipts, upon the bolt extensions, and upon the threaded engagements, clamping the sheath against the outer flange and capturing the tongue configured ends within the inner recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Warren
  • Patent number: 9016011
    Abstract: An internally aligned insulating concrete form window and door buck that self aligns into the insulated concrete wall forms and it allows for the changing of the face and edge materials when desired, and the use of solid insulating materials with internal alignment elements that fit into the cavity of the insulated concrete formed wall which bonds to the concrete. The internally aligned insulating window and door buck generally includes an insulated window and door buck made as a single insulating element or with multiple components with a configuration that allows for the use of various type of materials on the face and edges of the buck, and have the ability to align to the inside of an insulated concrete formed walls so as no external bracing or strapping or support is needed to keep the buck aligned with the wall forms during concrete placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Gorilla Buck Inc.
    Inventor: Cooper Edward Stewart
  • Patent number: 8984821
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a technology of manufacturing and assembling modular doors, which can be assembled on site, and specifically to modular doors, which can be assembled without a use of glue, by mortize and tenons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Treebus Inc.
    Inventor: Salvatore Bruno
  • Patent number: 8973315
    Abstract: A trim assembly comprising a clip having a body including a first portion configured to be receivably removed within a slot of an architectural member and a second portion configured to removably secure a trim element. The second portion includes a spring biased member biasing the trim element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventor: Victor Massey
  • Patent number: 8919056
    Abstract: A door frame post comprises an extruded, longitudinal post member comprising at least one longitudinal internal cavity and a longitudinal external channel, and a longitudinal frame member matingly engaging the external channel of the post member. One or more longitudinal filler strips are inserted into the at least one internal cavity, each filler strip comprising at least one longitudinal cavity for receiving one or more fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Oded Eddy Rochman
  • Publication number: 20140338275
    Abstract: A door frame reinforcement assembly for resisting an intrusive force applied to a building door has a pair of opposing elongated jamb members and elongated reinforcement members securable with a respective jamb member. Each of the jamb members has a pair of rabbet milled step-up cutouts. One of the cutouts receives a long screw threadably engaging the jamb member with the walls studs. The reinforcement members are secured within the second cutout. The reinforcement members are formed as metal tubes with an insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Brian M. Knight
  • Patent number: 8887457
    Abstract: A door frame reinforcement assembly for resisting an intrusive force applied to a building door has a pair of opposing elongated jamb members and elongated reinforcement members securable with a respective jamb member. Each of the jamb members has a pair of rabbet milled step-up cutouts. One of the cutouts receives a long screw threadably engaging the jamb member with the walls studs. The reinforcement members are secured within the second cutout. The reinforcement members are formed as metal tubes with an insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Brian M. Knight
  • Publication number: 20140318051
    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: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: A.J. MANUFACTURING INC.
    Inventors: Todd C. CARLSON, Timothy J. ROGGE
  • Patent number: 8863453
    Abstract: An anchor for securing a metal door frame to a floor comprises a generally planar flange securable in an upright position to an interior surface of the door frame, and a generally planar base extending generally orthogonally with respect to the flange and securable to the floor adjacent the door frame. The base comprises a central portion comprising an inner end adjacent the flange and an opposed outer end defining an outer edge. At least a first tab extends outwardly from the outer end of the central portion and beyond the outer edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Luigi D'Agostini
  • Publication number: 20140245676
    Abstract: A stop bead for mounting along a frame or jamb of a window or door of a building to separate the frame or jamb from plaster or stucco material during application of the plaster or stucco material to the building comprises a first side end portion and a second side end portion, the first side portion having a leading edge for engaging the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, a base panel having a front face, a stop bead wall formed on the base panel and extending outwardly above the front face of the base panel, the stop bead wall having an engaging surface for engaging plaster or stucco and a frame/jamb facing surface that faces the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, and a spacing member formed on the stop bead and extending outwardly away from the frame/jamb facing surface of the stop bead wall for spacing the stop bead wall a predetermined distance from the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb,
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: E-Z BEAD LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Maziarz
  • Publication number: 20140245677
    Abstract: A stop bead for mounting along a frame or jamb of a window or door of a building to separate the frame or jamb from plaster or stucco material during application of the plaster or stucco material to the building comprises a first side end portion and a second side end portion, the first side portion having a leading edge for engaging the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, a base panel having a front face, a stop bead wall formed on the base panel and extending outwardly above the front face of the base panel, the stop bead wall having an engaging surface for engaging plaster or stucco and a frame/jamb facing surface that faces the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb, and a spacing member formed on the stop bead and extending outwardly away from the frame/jamb facing surface of the stop bead wall for spacing the stop bead wall a predetermined distance from the frame or jamb when the stop bead is mounted adjacent to the frame or jamb,
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: E-Z BEAD LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Maziarz
  • Patent number: 8813444
    Abstract: A system for attaching finishing elements to building structures without conventional structural sheathing is provided. The system includes attaching at least one thin, flat strip of nailable reinforcement member such as a metal strapping directly to the framing of a building structure. The finishing elements are then attached to the reinforcement members via a plurality of fastening tabs. The reinforcement members are in direct contact with the framing and configured to provide structural support and increase wind load resistance of the finishing element attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jason Ward, Kevin O'Leary, Pete Ziminski
  • Patent number: 8800223
    Abstract: A water restrictor adapted to control water diversion from one or more channels in a lower member of a fenestration unit, such as a prehung sliding door or window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron J. Ryan, Jonathan S. Hoogland
  • Patent number: 8793945
    Abstract: A composite reinforced mull post is disclosed for use in an entryway assembly. The mull post may engage a door on one side and a side light window on the other side. The mull post may comprise a one or two piece outer portion and one or more internal reinforcing members. The outer portion may comprise a plurality of interlocking pieces. The pieces may include a stop portion and a support portion, each with interlocking ribs. A first internal reinforcing member may be formed of engineered material such as a wood laminate, and a second reinforcing member may comprise a channel that extends partially around the first reinforcing member. The reinforcing member may include orthogonal portions conterminously received within a correspondingly shaped central chamber formed by the housing formed by the joined interlocking pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Plastpro 2000, Inc.
    Inventors: Pao Yu An, Sungtse Lin, MingYong Tong
  • Publication number: 20140115983
    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: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: PLASTPRO 2000, INC.
    Inventors: Pao Yu AN, Sungtse LIN, MingYong Tong
  • Publication number: 20140102018
    Abstract: A door frame post comprises an extruded, longitudinal post member comprising at least one longitudinal internal cavity and a longitudinal external channel, and a longitudinal frame member matingly engaging the external channel of the post member. One or more longitudinal filler strips are inserted into the at least one internal cavity, each filler strip comprising at least one longitudinal cavity for receiving one or more fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Oded Eddy Rochman
  • Patent number: 8695309
    Abstract: In the method for sealing of replacement windows, a sealing tape with a first layer of flexible foam and a second layer of stiff material, which are bonded to each other, is used. The sealing tape is inserted with the second layer facing forward into a channel-shaped recess in the masonry, which is bounded by a bottom and two side walls and comprises an open access section, wherein the first layer of the sealing tape is at least partially compressed when in the inserted state. The second layer of the sealing tape is clamped against the side walls of the recess at a predetermined distance from the open access section. After the window frame has been placed opposite the open access section of the recess, the first layer of the sealing tape expands until it rests against the window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: ISO-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Deiss, Andreas Lange
  • Patent number: 8695293
    Abstract: A window sill pan flashing or a door sill pan flashing with drain. The sill pan flashing has an inclined base, and window or door continuous or near continuous sill supports which can be extruded as part of the base unit. Sill pan flashing offsets provided in the rear sill pan flashing wall and in the front flange create a flow path for water to drain from the sill pan flashing to the exterior of the building. The base may be solid or hollow with window or door supports extending vertically through the base. Extension couplers are provided to join a plurality of sill pan flashing base sections. The sill pan flashing base sections and extension couplers may be manufactured by extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Mishko Teodorovich
  • Publication number: 20140069038
    Abstract: A multi-component door frame assembly, including a door jamb having a length and contact surface. A plurality of ribs along the length of the door jamb and extending distally from the contact surface. A door stop detachably fixed to the door jamb and adapted to receive a door when the door is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Back, Geoffrey C. Card
  • Patent number: 8621794
    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: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Plastpro 2000, Inc.
    Inventors: Pao Yu An, Sungtse “Albert” Lin, MingYong Tong
  • Patent number: 8539725
    Abstract: Architectural glass panels for use in a wide variety of building wall systems, such as curtain walls and storefronts, which have improved resistance to damage from earthquake and/or other loads that could cause horizontal racking movements of architectural glass panels within their glazing frames are disclosed. Embodiments include various types of architectural glass panels that have material removed at panel corners and are fabricated with smooth edge contours in the corner regions. A preferred embodiment includes various types of architectural glass panels that have rounded corners with or without finished edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ali M. Memari, Paul A. Kremer, Richard A. Behr
  • Patent number: 8516756
    Abstract: A door panel includes a frame, a laminate core, a plurality of thermally-insulative connectors, and an exterior skin. The frame defines a portion of an outer periphery of the panel and has an inner section and an outer section positioned, respectively, adjacent inner and outer portions of the panel. The laminate core is positioned between the inner section and the outer section of the frame. The plurality of thermally-insulative connectors connect the inner section and the outer section to the core. The exterior skin covers the frame. The core is a thermal barrier between the inner section and the outer section. The inner section and the outer section are formed from a thermally-insulative material. The core includes an inner layer formed from a thermally conductive material, and two outer layers formed from steel. The thermally-insulative connectors include a thermally-insulative jacket and a fastener positioned within the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Secura-Seal Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Thielmann
  • Publication number: 20130199116
    Abstract: An anchor for securing a metal door frame to a floor comprises a generally planar flange securable in an upright position to an interior surface of the door frame, and a generally planar base extending generally orthogonally with respect to the flange and securable to the floor adjacent the door frame. The base comprises a central portion comprising an inner end adjacent the flange and an opposed outer end defining an outer edge. At least a first tab extends outwardly from the outer end of the central portion and beyond the outer edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Luigi D'AGOSTINI
  • Patent number: 8495842
    Abstract: A door jamb which is flush with the wallboard. Also a door jamb which provides a pocket into which wallboard fits. The preferred embodiment of this invention comprises a central web having a first surface a second surface, a first side and a second side, with a first right triangular section at the first side and a second right triangular section at the second side. The adjacent leg of the first right triangular section is in line with the second surface and the opposite leg of the first right triangular section projects away from the first surface. Further the adjacent leg of the second right triangular section is in line with the first surface and the opposite leg of the second right triangular section projects away from the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Farhad Vafaee
  • Patent number: 8484913
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Pierre Charbonneau
  • Patent number: 8468758
    Abstract: A support frame for a sliding door comprising upper and lower support members, and a side panel attachable so as to extend between said upper and lower support members, wherein the side panel comprises two panel portions that slide relative to each other and overlap to enable the distance between the upper and lower support members to be altered during installation of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Royde & Tucker Limited
    Inventors: Steve Jenkins, Nick Gadsby
  • Publication number: 20130152495
    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: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: PLASTPRO 2000, INC.
    Inventor: PLASTPRO 2000, INC.
  • Patent number: 8448395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wall framing system (1), comprising a channel member (2 and a stud member (6) for interconnection with said channel member (2), the stud member (6) being insertable between side walls (4, 5) of the channel member (2), and comprising locking means or members (10) for fixating the stud member (6) to the channel member (2), where said locking members (10) are arranged to exert a force on inner surfaces (11, 12) of the side walls (8, 9) of the stud member (6) such that, when the locking means (10) are engaged with the stud member (6), outer surfaces (13, 14) of the side walls (8, 9) of the stud member (6) are pressed against inner surfaces (15, 16) of the side walls (4, 5) of the channel member (2) thereby achieving a frictional engagement between the contacting surfaces of the stud member (6) and the channel member (2). The invention also relates to a stud member (6) for use in a wall framing system (1) as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Lindab Innovation AB
    Inventor: Niclas Ivarsson
  • 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: 8407961
    Abstract: A connecting device for a frame structure made of support profiles and crossbars for the arrangement of solar panels, as well as a frame structure with a connecting device, is disclosed. The connecting device has a base element, a receptacle element, and a locking device by which the receptacle element can be fixed relative to the base element on the base element. The base element has a fastening section as well as a support section with a support side facing the receptacle element. The receptacle element has a receptacle for a crossbar of the frame structure as well as an application section with an application side facing the base element. The locking device has a clamping device as well as a bearing device. An application area and at least one depression area are provided between the clamping device and the bearing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lorcan Kemple, Lukas Mundwiler
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8375658
    Abstract: A water restrictor adapted to control water diversion from one or more channels in a lower member of a fenestration unit, such as a prehung sliding door or window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron J. Ryan, Jonathan S. Hoogland
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8356454
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a unitized overhead glazing system of the present invention includes an array of assembled structural framing cassettes each having at least five photovoltaic modules. In an embodiment, each cassette forms one electrical string and is pre-wired, tested, and shipped ready to install for a variety of applications, including, but not limited to, parking canopies, covered walkways and specialty awnings. The unitized overhead glazing system can be utilized to generate electricity, provide shade, collect water, reduce heat island effect, provide more controlled lighting and support infrastructure for plug-in vehicles. The unitized overhead glazing system is designed to be installed and maintained from below, eliminating safety concerns associated with conventional canopies where work must be performed while on top of the canopy. The unitized overhead glazing system incorporates sealing methods and components to manage water, limit debris build up, and maximize energy yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Napora, Vincent T. Van Son
  • Patent number: 8347586
    Abstract: Interfaces between nosings on respective frames and frame combinations to be joined. Each nosing has an elongate receptacle extending along the nosing length. A remote wall of the receptacle is displaced from the remainder of the nosing. The remote wall on the nosings to be joined can be generally aligned with and proximate the receptacle opening on the other nosing. With the remote walls and respective receptacles aligned, the frames are moved toward each other with the remote walls on the respective nosings entering the receptacles, with the remote walls in generally facing relationship with each other. Spacings and tolerances of the remote walls, and corresponding receptacles, can optionally provide frictionally-restrained engagements of the remote walls in the receptacles, whereby the frames can be re-oriented with limited assembly support to such assembly without disengagement of the nosings from each other by the action of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bay Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Boldt
  • Publication number: 20120260589
    Abstract: An adjustable door jamb wrap for use on a door jamb of an exterior door. The adjustable door jamb wrap covers openings next to the door that are commonly found on door jambs with beveled edges. The door jamb wrap includes an outer bracket having an “L” shape. The door jamb wrap also includes an inner bracket having an “L” shape, the inner bracket slidably coupled to the outer bracket. The inner bracket and the outer bracket together form a “C” shape having an adjustable size and configured to surround a bottom edge of the door jamb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: David P. Davis
  • Publication number: 20120240494
    Abstract: A window casing system includes a kit to completely finish the insides of windows in homes and offices. An installer provides key measurements of the window opening height, width, and depth, to the factory. Custom pre-finished jambs, casings, sills, and aprons are then packaged and delivered in a kit to the jobsite for installation. Plastic fasteners with ribbed shanks are included in the kit for the installer to press into holes and dados in the jambs, casings, and sill to permanently join them together. The top corner miters of the side and top casings are joined with unique, ribbed plastic corner elbows for tight, perfectly aligned joints. The whole is then either nailed, glued, or otherwise fastened into the window opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: KNUT SCHROEDER, Bryon M. Phillips
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8136300
    Abstract: A frame includes a seat attached to a lower beam, and an anchor attached to an upper beam and having a pivotal catch tongue, a tubular member has a lower portion detachably engaged with the seat and having an upper latch shaft for engaging with the catch tongue and for detachably locking the latch shaft and the tubular member to the anchor, a follower is slidably attached to the tubular member for disengaging the catch tongue from the latch shaft, a lock device is secured to the tubular member and includes an actuating shank having a rocker arm for moving the follower to disengage the catch tongue from the latch shaft, and for preventing the tubular member from being disengaged from the anchor by unauthorized persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Thase Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching Tien Lin
  • Publication number: 20120042591
    Abstract: An adjustable door jamb wrap for use on a door jamb of an exterior door. The adjustable door jamb wrap covers openings next to the door that are commonly found on door jambs with beveled edges. The door jamb wrap includes an outer bracket having an “L” shape. The door jamb wrap also includes an inner bracket having an “L” shape, the inner bracket slidably coupled to the outer bracket. The inner bracket and the outer bracket together form a “C” shape having an adjustable size and configured to surround a bottom edge of the door jamb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: David P. Davis
  • Patent number: 8117789
    Abstract: A window sill pan flashing or a door sill pan flashing with drain. The sill pan flashing has an inclined base, window or door continuous or near continuous sill supports which can be extruded as part of the base unit, and corner elements which can be snapped or otherwise attached to the base. Sill pan flashing offsets provided in the rear sill pan flashing wall and in the front flange create a flow path for water to drain from the sill pan flashing. The base may be solid or hollow with window or door supports extending vertically through the base. The sill pan flashing may be manufactured by extrusion, and corner pieces may be injection molded or otherwise fabricated. The base may be fabricated from fiberglass, metal, or plastic. A window sill support means is provided in a horizontal orientation so that the base can be extruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Mishko Teodorovich
  • Patent number: 8069625
    Abstract: Fire resistant door, glazing, and mullion frames include intumescent material at least partially embedded in the frame adjacent the door or glazing. Trim materials are positioned over the intumescent material to prevent tampering with and damage to the intumescent material while improving the aesthetic appearance of the frame. The jamb trim has a thickness that allows heat to be transmitted to the intumescent material in the event of a fire so that the intumescent material will expand and fill a clearance space between the frame and the door or glazing. The expanded intumescent material retards the passage of heat and, by sealing the clearance space, inhibits the transmission of smoke, flames and gases from one side of the door or glazing to the other. After expanding, the intumescent material will char and solidify, which may provide an added benefit of structural support for the door or glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Washington Hardwoods Co., LLC
    Inventors: Jim Harkins, John Gaydos
  • Publication number: 20110289871
    Abstract: A door jamb which is flush with the wallboard. Also a door jamb which provides a pocket into which wallboard fits. The preferred embodiment of this invention comprises a central web having a first surface a second surface, a first side and a second side, with a first right triangular section at the first side and a second right triangular section at the second side. The adjacent leg of the first right triangular section is in line with the second surface and the opposite leg of the first right triangular section projects away from the first surface. Further the adjacent leg of the second right triangular section is in line with the first surface and the opposite leg of the second right triangular section projects away from the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Farhad Vafaee
  • Publication number: 20110273290
    Abstract: An object sensing arrangement is provided in combination with a door that is adapted to be supported for movement from one of an open position and a closed position to the other of the open and closed positions without moving in a first direction in which earth gravitational force acts upon the door. The object sensing arrangement is positioned relative to the door for sensing presence of an object adjacent an end surface of the door that faces in a second direction opposite the first direction. The object sensing arrangement further provides signaling to indicate that object presence is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Jimmy Don Gilchrist
  • Publication number: 20110271614
    Abstract: A device and method for providing a support for framing an opening. The device comprises generally a first stud, a second stud, and a connector to form a jamb stud connection assembly. Each of the first stud and the second stud comprises a web, a pair of flanges, and a pair of returns. The connector comprises an elevation, a pair of side flanges, and a pair of terminal flanges. The first stud and the second stud are secured together by the connector such that the elevation of the connector is flush with and attached to the web of the first stud, and the terminal flanges of the connector are flush with and attached to the web of the second stud. The jamb stud connection assembly may be vertically installed inside a wall adjacent to the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Todd A. Brady
  • Patent number: 8046965
    Abstract: A partition to be supported by one or more support elements. The partition includes two or more panel modules, each panel module having two or more panel elements. The panel elements in each panel module are positioned relative to each other in a predetermined abutting arrangement selected from the group consisting of a vertical arrangement and a horizontal arrangement. The panel elements in each panel module define a joint intersection therebetween. Each panel module includes one or more fastening elements attached to the panel elements on both sides of the joint intersection to maintain the panel elements in the predetermined abutting arrangement. The fastening element is selected from the group consisting of a fastening element with a stud portion and a fastening element with a keyhole slot, the stud portion and said keyhole slot being adapted to cooperate to secure the panel modules together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Yardistry Limited
    Inventors: Frederick Rieber, Ronald Mccarthy
  • 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