Architrave; I.e., Finish Strip On Floor, Ceiling, Or Wall Opening Patents (Class 52/211)
  • Patent number: 10871025
    Abstract: A door assembly, a hanger bracket therefor and the method of using the bracket to hang the door jamb assembly, in which the door hanger bracket has an elongated body configured to provide a wall mounting tab at each end, such that said bracket can be secured to a door jamb as a unitary bracket and provide a wall mounting tab on each wall at each side of the jamb. The bracket also includes a break line such that it can be broken in two and used either on two different jambs or two different locations on the same side of a single jamb or can be located on opposite sides of the same jamb, where the jamb is too wide for the unitary bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Express Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan L. Gill, Michael J. Gill, Dennis G. Gill
  • Patent number: 10851579
    Abstract: A composite trim molding assembly includes a composite outer shell having at least one pressed or molded surface feature and a core disposed within the composite outer shell for at least one of strengthening or stiffening the outer shell. The composite trim molding assembly can be configured as a door jamb. For example, the composite outer shell can include a flat jamb, and the at least one pressed or molded surface feature can include a stop. The core can include a protrusion into a cavity formed by the stop. The cavity formed by the stop may also be hollow. The composite outer shell can be molded from a slurry and/or pressed from a flat composite panel. The at least one pressed or molded surface feature can include a surface texture (e.g., a wood grain pattern). The core can include segments fastened together, particle board, and/or fiberboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: WILLIAM-MACRAE AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Colin MacRae Thomson
  • Patent number: 10774570
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various embodiments of a concealed or hidden door closer that is installed in a rail of a door assembly. In some embodiments, the door frame and door closer components are configured to allow the door assembly to be readily installed as either a left or a right hand hinged door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Larson Manufacturing Company of South Dakota, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan M. Dixon, Michael W. Kondratuk, Allen E. Lee, Kelly D. Nordgaard, Jordan A. Richter, Todd N. Stratmoen, Bryan P. Zacher
  • Patent number: 10738485
    Abstract: It is the object of the present invention to improve the stability of temporary corner guards. The Improved Temporary Corner Guard achieves enhanced stability through strategic selection of total device mass, mass distribution, and frictional properties of the selected materials. The Improved Temporary Corner Guard has a total device mass that is higher than commercially available corner guards. The device mass is strategically distributed, with the bulk of the weight residing in the base portion of the device. The device may also employ materials or coatings that have a higher coefficient of friction when placed against the outside corners, which would further enhance the ability to resist being upset if a lateral force is applied during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Jamaal R Cole
  • Patent number: 10676940
    Abstract: A doorway shoe moulding kit includes shoe moulding pieces that are designed to provide a finished interface between standard interior doorways and flooring in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing and functional. A kit includes pieces that are contour-matched to standard doorway casings, that abut with standard shoe mouldings and that are well fitted to cover the standard door jamb. The doorway shoe moulding kit can be easily adapted to suit a variety of doorway sizes and configurations and it may be tapered to ensure the moulding does not interfere with the operation of a door. The doorway shoe moulding may be easily filed, sanded or cut to best fit it to a doorway, it shall be easily and quickly attached to the doorway, and it shall be readily painted or finished to suit the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Jim E Fulbrook
  • Patent number: 10619406
    Abstract: A security panel framing system adapted to be mounted onto a frame having a glass, the system having: a wedge having: an upper wedge lip; a wedge wall extending between a wedge top side and a wedge bottom side; a reinforced wedge end at the wedge bottom side; and a lower wedge lip; a cap adapted to be associated with the wedge, having: a first prong adapted to fit onto the upper wedge lip; a second prong adapted to fit between the lower wedge lip and the reinforced wedge end; and a return flange; wherein the system is assembled together when the cap is associated with the wedge front side; such that the return flange extends underneath the wedge bottom side; such that the wedge is adapted to be associated with a security panel mounted to the frame, such that the security panel protects the glass within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Brad Campbell
  • Patent number: 10513845
    Abstract: An adjustable barrier for use with a building having a door frame with a door frame opening, a track assembly, and a garage door positioned between the track assembly to selectively cover the door frame opening, the adjustable barrier comprising a barrier bracket and an extendable barrier panel. The adjustable barrier is adapted to seal off a garage door gap located between the garage door and the door frame, and is positioned between the door frame and the track to create a barrier preventing a pest from bypassing the garage door and entering the building through the garage door gap. The extendable barrier panel selectively extends and retracts to adjust to the distance between the track and the door frame, and may further be tapered to allow the adjustable barrier to maintain contact with the track when the track curves away from the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Scott
  • Patent number: 10513844
    Abstract: A bracket anchor for fastening a facing to a supporting wall has a bracket head for fastening the bracket anchor to the supporting wall, a web plate, a support element for supporting the facing, and a pressure element for transmitting pressure from the bracket anchor to the supporting wall. The support element and the pressure element are secured to the web plate. The entire web plate is formed from a single plate of constant wall thickness. The web plate includes a tension strut and a compression strut which are connected to one another only at their ends facing the support element and at most over half of the projecting length of the bracket anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HALFEN GMBH
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Kasprzak, Marcin Pilch, Jerzy Staskiewicz, Dirk Albartus, Ertugrul Erzengin, Caroline Piesker, Matthias Roik, Michael Stegemann
  • Patent number: 10450790
    Abstract: A brickmold window trim can include a single-piece body that can be installed by hand on a window frame without tools. The brickmold window trim resiliently couples to the window frame, is self-retaining on the window frame, and self-centering relative to the window frame. The brickmold window trim can have a flange that contact a top surface of a ledge portion of a window frame, a support wall that contacts a side surface of the ledge portion and an angled wall portion that contacts an underside of the ledge portion. One or more of the flange wall, support wall and angled wall snaps or clips onto the ledge portion to couple the brickmold window trim to the window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Associated Materials, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Luvison
  • Patent number: 10435191
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program product project a containment force to be applied to a load by a load wrapping apparatus prior to wrapping the load to facilitate proper configuration of the load wrapping apparatus for a wrapping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LANTECH.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick R. Lancaster, III, Michael P. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10407974
    Abstract: A modular channel for a door including an elongated channel forming at least a portion of an internal frame for the door. The elongated channel has opposing sides and a base member extending between one edge of each side. The modular channel includes a pair of parallel slotted openings along the base member and a channel adapter including a tabs corresponding with the pair of slotted openings. The tabs include a locking protrusion extending from tab. The tabs slidably engage the slotted openings and the locking protrusions engage the slotted openings when the tabs are urged fully into the slotted opening. The slotted openings may be positioned parallel with the elongated channel length and the elongated channel may include at least one transverse slot perpendicular to the slotted openings. The channel adapter may include a curved locking tongue disposed perpendicular to the tabs and engagable with the transverse slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY DOOR GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Larry Raby, Gisele Sharifi, Steve Everett
  • Patent number: 10316575
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods of maintaining a configuration of a cladding arrangement of a fenestration apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Hoogland, Scot C. Miller, Randy L. Black, Jason L. Jungling
  • Patent number: 10087674
    Abstract: A concealable structural frame for mounting a hinged door flushed to a surface of a drywall structure. The concealable structural frame comprises a frame body including a stud facing wall, a door facing wall, a front surface wall, a rear surface wall, a stud engaging wall and a hinge engagement support. The door facing wall is spaced apart from the stud facing wall and includes a door receiving recess. The front surface wall and the rear surface walls are spaced apart and at least partially extend between the stud facing wall and the door facing wall. The stud engaging wall projects outwardly from the stud facing wall and defines a plasterboard receiving recess. The hinge engagement support is positioned between the stud facing wall and the door facing wall and extends along at least a portion of the door receiving recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Industries Dorr Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rochon, Mario Turcotte, Steve Rochon
  • Patent number: 10065580
    Abstract: A flange corner piece is provided that is used to provide decoration and sealing to the perimeter of a slide-out room. The slide-out room has an outside wall with a perimeter edge. Elongate extrusions are attached to the perimeter. The extrusions have terminal ends that are located proximate corners on the outside wall. Terminal ends of the extrusions are received by first and second receiving pockets in the flange corner piece. The receiving pockets are made up of walls that overlay portions of the extrusions and constrain it. The first and second receiving pockets affix neighboring extrusions and conceal the corners of the slide-out room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Rick L. Newman
  • Patent number: 9889803
    Abstract: A flange corner piece is provided that is used to provide decoration and sealing to the perimeter of a slide-out room. The slide-out room has an outside wall with a perimeter edge. Elongate extrusions are attached to the perimeter. The extrusions have terminal ends that are located proximate corners on the outside wall. Terminal ends of the extrusions are received by first and second receiving pockets in the flange corner piece. The receiving pockets are made up of walls that overlay portions of the extrusions and constrain it. The first and second receiving pockets affix neighboring extrusions and conceal the corners of the slide-out room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Rick L. Newman
  • Patent number: 9765528
    Abstract: A method of assembling wall panels includes mounting a plurality of PVC fastening extrusions to a wall in a predetermined parallel, spaced apart relationship, each having a length much greater than a length of a wall panel and having two spaced apart resilient bent end securing walls extending from a base, each securing wall having a projection, each wall panel having a main wall panel and four bent end sections with recesses and corner openings, pressing a bent end section into the spacing between the securing walls to cause deformation and snapping back thereof a projection engages in a respective recess, sliding said wall panel along the parallel, spaced apart fastening extrusions to a desired position with the corner openings permitting said sliding action, and repeating the steps of pressing and sliding for additional wall panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 9732533
    Abstract: A stair protection device includes a protection sheet having a first riser protection portion, a tread protection portion, and a second riser protection portion. The protection sheet also has at least one slit in the tread protection portion, a first score in the protection sheet between the first riser protection portion and the tread protection portion, and a second score in the protection sheet between the second riser protection portion and the tread protection portion. The protection sheet can be secured to a stair by adhering tape on a top of the tread protection portion over the at least one slit such that at least a portion of the tape passes through the at least one slit and adheres to a tread of the stair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Protecboard LLC
    Inventor: Victor Ruzhin
  • Patent number: 9500023
    Abstract: A kit for framing a doorway, window, or passageway in a wall of a building includes a king stud having a channel formed along its length on one side. A jack stud includes a raised strip that is formed along its length, the raised strip fitting into the channel of the king stud to form a beam. A beam is provided on each side of the doorway, window, or passageway. A header extends across the top of the doorway. The header includes end projections that extend into the channels of the king studs and that rest on top of the jack studs of the beams. Brackets may be provided at the bottom of the beam to connect the beam to a bottom plate of a wall frame. A window sill plate extends between and into the king studs for window openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: John M. Poniros
  • Patent number: 9469418
    Abstract: Composite structures for space vehicles and other aerospace vehicles are disclosed herein. In one embodiment of the disclosure, a space vehicle pressure vessel includes composite panels or sidewalls with septumized core. In another embodiment, a splice joint for joining septumized composite panels in space vehicle structures is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Blue Origin, LLC
    Inventors: Emmanuel Grillos, Dennis Arthur Trimble, Douglas Lewis Grose
  • Patent number: 9416580
    Abstract: A door jamb configured to provide a flush in-swing door when viewed in the direction of door in-swing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Studco Building Systems US, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Stevens, James Rowden, Ian Rowden
  • Patent number: 9194173
    Abstract: A trim system for securing trim adjacent an edge of a building penetration, the trim system including at least one bracket that is attachable to a wall. The bracket having a center channel having opposed first and second side walls, at least one locking wedge located along each opposed side wall, and at least one tab extending outwardly from a side wall for gauging bracket distance from the edge of the penetration. The trim system also including at least one trim piece that is attachable to the bracket, the trim including at least two longitudinally extending slots disposed within the hidden surface of the trim for receiving the at least one locking wedge located along each opposed side wall of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ply Gem Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Daniel Hawk, John M. Wade
  • Patent number: 9080373
    Abstract: A jamb system for attachment to a wall comprises a jamb member and a support. The support member is of variable width and has a first member and a second member. The first member is affixed directly to the jamb member. The second member is positioned between a portion of the first member and the jamb member, and the second member is lockingly engaged with the first member. The second member is directly adjacent to the jamb member, and the support member is affixable to the wall. The support member may comprise a one or more wing members for affixing the support member to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Silk, Steve McElwee, Jeff Peebles
  • Patent number: 9068391
    Abstract: An adjustable garage door jamb trim system includes: an interior door jamb trim; and an exterior door jamb trim, wherein the interior door jamb trim and exterior door jamb trim form an adjustable mating configuration that seal the interface between the interior door jamb trim and the exterior door jamb trim when the interior door jamb trim and exterior door jamb trim are secured to a door jamb having a width between a first width and a second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Marpec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Peck, Mark William Loughren
  • Patent number: 9021753
    Abstract: A sealing assembly for securely and insulatively maintaining a window or door and surrounding frame arrangement within an opening of a building wall. The sealing assembly comprises an elongated foam cell body member arranged within a channel of the surrounding frame arrangement of the window or door, wherein the elongated cell body member has a wall-opening-facing side. An elongated caulking band flange member is arranged in abutting relationship with a corner of the elongated foam cell body member. A thin flexible air fin is arranged in close environmental sealing relationship with the elongated foam cell body member and the opening in the wall of the building. A securement member is arranged to fasten the window or door surrounding frame arrangement, the elongated foam cell body member and the air fin, all to the building wall opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Donald A. Michaud
  • Patent number: 9010048
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of installing molding may include coupling a first molding block in a first corner formed by a first surface and a third surface and at a first distance from a second corner formed by the first surface and a second surface. The method may include coupling a lower side adjacent a first end of a first molding to a portion of a third surface of the first molding block such that a second end of the first molding is adjacent the second corner. The method may include coupling a second molding block in a third corner formed by a second surface and a third surface and at a second distance from the second corner. The method may include coupling a second molding to the second molding block such that the second ends of the first and second moldings connect forming a first joint forming a substantially right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Lee Nickell
  • Patent number: 9003716
    Abstract: A wind resistant modular ISO building includes a first cargo container, a second cargo container, and a mounting system. The first and second cargo containers are joined to each other. Most of an inner lengthwise side wall of the first and second cargo containers is removed. At least two moment frames are attached to an inside of the first and second cargo containers. The end door of the first and second cargo containers are replaced with an end panel. Preferably, at least one door entrance and window system is formed in at least one of the lengthwise side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: KwikSpace Guam
    Inventors: Peter E. Gill, Peter E. Gill, III, Aihua Tie
  • Publication number: 20150082717
    Abstract: A door jamb configured to provide a flush in-swing door when viewed in the direction of door in-swing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Studco Building Systems US, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Stevens, James Rowden, Ian Rowden
  • Patent number: 8983675
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to perform a thermal analysis of a data center and overlay the thermal analysis on a map of the data center to provide an overlaid thermal analysis. Additionally, the computer executable code is operable to dynamically control at least one partition in the data center based on the overlaid thermal analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Diluoffo, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Michael D. Kendzierski
  • Patent number: 8966841
    Abstract: A door threshold may comprise a main body formed from two feet. In certain example embodiments, a male-female connection between the feet may be used to adjust the depth of the door threshold. In certain other example embodiments, a center bridge insert to be used in connection with two female feet to adjust the depth of the door threshold. In still further example embodiments, one or more center layers may be disposed between two feet, with the size of the center layer(s) determining the depth of the door threshold. Also, the door threshold may include upper and lower members for sandwiching carpet and/or carpet padding therebetween which, in certain example embodiments, may grip the carpet to reduce the ease with which it may be pulled out from between the upper and lower members. Thus, certain example embodiments may reduce and/or eliminate the need for tacks proximate to the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 8959852
    Abstract: An interior window framing system comprising a standardized frame having predetermined dimensions proportionate to a standard window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Outlook Window Products, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kendall W. Prince, Jack R. Prince, Matt A. Stott
  • Patent number: 8919044
    Abstract: The subject of the present disclosure is a sill and opening leaf assembly for a door that is fluid-tight to a liquid or gaseous fluid and intended to seal an opening separating two spaces in a building, wherein one of the edge faces or lower edge face of the opening leaf is situated, when mounted, facing a floor surface, and a sill able to provide fluid-tightness, of the bottom part of the door concerned between the lower edge face and the floor surface. The sill includes at least one flat and elongate gasket element, of the tongue type, fixed via one of its longitudinal sides to the lower edge face and a sealing and travel groove made in the floor surface across the opening concerned and intended to house the gasket element able to collaborate in travel with one of the longitudinal edges of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Baumert
    Inventor: Bernard Baumert
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8904735
    Abstract: A window including a glazed element, at least one portion of a profiled seal, at least one insert or a trim, and at least one fastener for fastening the insert to the portion of the profiled seal. The fastener includes a plate having a longitudinal axis, the plate being at least partially overmolded in the portion of the profiled seal and supporting at least two flanges located outside the portion of the profiled seal, for fastening the insert to the fastener, the flanges being longitudinally offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Bastien Grandgirard, Pascal Lefevre, Loic Froissard, Romain Gonnet
  • Publication number: 20140318052
    Abstract: A door frame protection apparatus includes a first upright bar having a first end and a second end, the first end being anchored to a surface at a first anchor point, a second upright bar having a third end and a fourth end, the third end being anchored to the surface at a second anchor point, an overhead crossbar coupled to the second end of the first upright bar and to the fourth end of the second upright bar, a first impact absorption member resting on the first anchor point and having the first upright bar extending therethrough, the first impact absorption member being rotatable about the first upright bar, and a second impact absorption member resting on the second anchor point and having the second upright bar extending therethrough, the second impact absorption member being rotatable about the second upright bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Thomas Montgomery, Teodoro Mesa, Thomas Ustach, Timothy David Stratford, Robert Davidson, Russell Harris
  • Patent number: 8857107
    Abstract: A door threshold shield apparatus includes a shield body shaped for covering a portion of a door threshold. The shield body can include a sheet metal or other suitable material. A hook is positioned on a first longitudinal edge of the shield body for retaining the shield body on a first edge of the threshold, and a cap flange is positioned on a second longitudinal edge of the shield body. The cap flange is shaped to be received between a removable cap flange on the threshold and a threshold base, thereby rigidly securing the shield apparatus to the threshold. Once construction is complete, the shield may be removed without removing the threshold base by detaching the threshold cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Key
  • Publication number: 20140230351
    Abstract: Pre-fabricated kits are provided for window/door trimming/casing that are designed and tailored for various window/door openings, architectural styles and/or manufacturers. According to one aspect, the kit is easy to assemble with everything in the box including prefabricated mutually engaging fasteners to allow all the pieces to be fastened together quickly and by hand. According to another aspect, the kit is prefabricated in a prepared and finished condition with all the pieces already painted, stained and finished, so no finishing such as painting required during or after installation. The kit can be manufactured to fit for any type of window/door and opening as long as the dimensions of openings are substantially known. The principles of the invention can also be extended to other types of molding such as crown molding and baseboards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Craig E. Andres
  • Patent number: 8800226
    Abstract: A drain system, in an elevator system, is an open system wherein extinguishing water penetrating through a shaft door sill having bores meets a catch plate arranged underneath the shaft door sill and can be substantially discharged along at least one shaft wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Hanspeter Bloch
  • Publication number: 20140215939
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention provide systems, methods, and apparatus for securing trim to interior and/or exterior walls and wall portions. In particular, at least one implementation includes a system for connecting and securing trim elements without additional adjustments and/or fitting thereof. Moreover, the system for connecting and securing trim elements can improve accuracy and increase the speed of assembly, thereby reducing time and expense associated with installing trim to a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Dirtt Environmental Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens Smed
  • Patent number: 8776461
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Todd C. Carlson, Timothy J. Rogge
  • Patent number: 8776460
    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 having an accessory groove. 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 at the accessory groove on 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: A.J. Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Todd C. Carlson, Aaron F. Crabb, Timothy J. Rogge
  • Patent number: 8747596
    Abstract: Finishing set for a floor covering, whereby this finishing set at least consists of, on the one hand, a finishing profile and, on the other hand, a holder with at least an attachment portion for attaching said finishing profile at the holder, characterized in that the holder comprises an underlay portion, which at choice can or cannot be provided underneath the remaining portion of the holder as well as a stop-forming positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Pieter Buyck
  • Patent number: 8713866
    Abstract: A frame assembly includes an elongate frame jamb and an elongate hinge reinforcement member, the elongate hinge reinforcement member being secured to the elongate frame jamb such that the elongate frame jamb may be vertically supportable by the elongate hinge reinforcement member at a reinforcement member base end. The elongate hinge reinforcement member is retained within a jamb longitudinal channel formed by the elongate frame jamb. The elongate hinge reinforcement may be configured to include mounting holes located substantially equidistant between side reinforcement walls of the elongate hinge reinforcement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Alain Gadoury
  • Patent number: 8650818
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for door jambs and window frames utilizing a pair of angled legs attached to and extends along the entire length of an elongated element of the jamb or frame opposite the door or window opening, respectively. The angled legs may be moved inwardly or outwardly along the backside of the door jamb or window frame to accommodate the installation of drywall or filler compound. The angled legs may achieve a fire resistant status in combination with a metal stud found in an adjacent wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Doug Smith
  • Publication number: 20140013682
    Abstract: An interior window framing system comprising a standardized frame having predetermined dimensions proportionate to a standard window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Kendall W. Prince, Jack R. Prince, Matt A. Stott
  • Patent number: 8627610
    Abstract: A privacy enhancer is composed of a first strip preferably rigid and a flexible strip. The first strip has a connector located on one edge. An adhesive is provided along the length of the side for attachment to a first or second pilaster of an enclosure. The enhancer includes a second strip preferably a flexible plastic strip preferably nontransparent having a connector located on an edge of the flexible plastic strip. The two connectors are coupled together. The first strip is then attached to the pilaster by contacting the adhesive side of the strip to the pilaster on the side of the pilaster opposite to the direction of movement of the door. The flexible plastic strip closes off the space between the door and the pilaster when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Prime.Line Products Co.
    Inventor: Richard H Crowther
  • Patent number: 8607514
    Abstract: A window trim system and method comprises a trim hoop sized to be slid over an outer face of a window frame to the exterior edge of the frame. A stop member formed around the exterior edge abuts and aligns the trim hoop. A friction member may or may not be installed around the inside of the trim hoop to help hold the trim hoop initially in place. Sealant is then applied around the junction of the trim hoop and window frame on the inside of the trim hoop to fix the trim hoop to the window frame and create a seal against air and water infiltration. The resulting window frame and trim assembly is particularly suited for use in an overfit replacement window installation, but may be used in virtually any window installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: Steven G. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8590261
    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 is inserted into a channel-shaped recess in masonry so that the first layer of the sealing tape is oriented toward the bottom of the recess and is at least partially compressed. The expansion of the first layer is temporarily limited by clamping the second layer directly or indirectly against the side walls of the recess, or by use of retaining elements, which exert a retaining function on the second layer. A window frame is installed in an area of the recess during the temporary limitation of the expansion of the first layer of the sealing tape, whereupon the first layer expands further or is allowed to expand further until the sealing tape rests against the window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: ISO-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Deiss, Andreas Lange
  • Patent number: 8584410
    Abstract: A window or door system includes a frame adapted to be received within a window or door opening. A window or door unit is disposed on the frame, and a retainer is received by interference fit on either the frame or the window or door unit. The retainer has a portion that extends to engage the other of the frame and window or door unit, and to hold the window or door unit on the frame. The frame can be rectangular, for example, and the retainer may be linear extending along at least one edge of the frame. The frame can include an outwardly opening slot, and the retainer may be received by snap fit in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventors: David Furgerson, Julian Giggs, James Potthast, Geraint Krumpe, Wayne Philip Baker
  • Patent number: 8572912
    Abstract: A cover profile (1) for floors for adaptation to different applications is described, having at least one cover flange (10), having a fastening attachment (9), which divides the cover flange (10) into two legs (12, 13), on the bottom side of the cover flange (10), and having at least one bending groove (14), which is parallel to the profile axis, on the bottom side of at least one of the legs (12, 13), which are preferably of different widths. In order to provide advantageous design conditions, it is proposed that the cover flange (10) carry a coating (11), which forms a film hinge (16), on its outer side opposite to the fastening attachment (9) in the area of the bending groove (14), and the two leg sections on both sides of the bending groove (14) be supported against one another by a hinge block (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Franz Neuhofer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130263536
    Abstract: An adjustable garage door jamb trim system includes: an interior door jamb trim; and an exterior door jamb trim, wherein the interior door jamb trim and exterior door jamb trim form an adjustable mating configuration that seal the interface between the interior door jamb trim and the exterior door jamb trim when the interior door jamb trim and exterior door jamb trim are secured to a door jamb having a width between a first width and a second width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MARPEC, INC.
    Inventors: Robert William Peck, Mark William Loughren