Retaining Feature Between Frame And Reveal Patents (Class 52/213)
  • Patent number: 10370890
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a door frame structure and a method for mounting the door frame structure which improve rigidity, prevent deformation that is caused by relative story displacement of a building in the event of an earthquake, and enable easy mounting. [Solution Means] A door frame structure 1 is indirectly mounted to a wall surface 4 via mounting angles 11 fixed to the first reinforcing members 9. Therefore, the door frame structure 1 does not follow relative story displacement of the wall surface 4 caused by lateral vibration in the event of an earthquake, so that deformation of the door frame structure 1 is minimized, and a door 31 can be opened and closed even in an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NISSHO INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Narinobu Fujishin, Ryo Imuta, Shota Inoue
  • Patent number: 10352040
    Abstract: A building comprises an exterior substrate, such as an exterior prepped for application of a building material and one or more expansion and control joints. A terminating point, such as a window or door casing, has a surface extending above the substrate, and a casing bead control joint with a permanent gasket or backer rod preinstalled for filling the space between the casing and the control joint. The control joint may be combined with one or more other expansion or control joints fixed to the exterior of the substrate, and a layer of a building material may be applied on the substrate and overlapping a portion of the expansion and control joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIONS & IDEAS, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Preston
  • Patent number: 9751608
    Abstract: A composite material structure reinforced against stress concentration in peripheral edge portions of holes and enabled to be reduced in weight. A wing (1) is formed in a box structure. A lower surface outer plate (3) of the wing (1) includes: a center section (3b) made of metal extending in one direction and having access holes (5) formed therein; a front section (3a); and a rear section (3c) made of fiber reinforced plastics extending in the one direction and connected to both side portions of the center section (3b). As the metal used for the center section (3b), a titanium alloy or an aluminum alloy is suitable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Tanaka, Hideyuki Suzuki, Yutaka Kanayama, Kazuki Sato, Masatake Hatano, Satoru Saito, Akihisa Watanabe, Ryo Abe
  • 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: 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: 8955271
    Abstract: A modular wall assembly includes a frame assembly that includes at least one vertical frame member and at least one horizontal frame member, wherein the frame assembly is configured to define a door opening, a door member slidably operable between a closed position, wherein the door member is at least partially located within the door opening, and an open position, wherein the door member is at least partially removed from with the door opening to allow ingress and egress through the door opening, and a support assembly that includes a sliding support member that slidably supports the door member between the open and closed positions, and at least one mounting arrangement coupling the sliding support member, wherein the at least one mounting arrangement allows vertical adjustment of the sliding support member with respect to the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Ryan Geister, Helmut Petrat, Theodore M. Haan, Andreas Borchhardt
  • Publication number: 20150013250
    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: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Luigi D'AGOSTINI
  • Publication number: 20150013249
    Abstract: A door jamb assembly with improved aesthetics and security includes a strike plate and at least one bolt hole in the strike plate that engages a bolt. The assembly further includes a door jamb and a recessed portion on a stud side of the door jamb. The recessed portion is dimensioned to provide clearance for the strike plate so that the strike plate is substantially disposed within the door jamb when the door jamb abuts a stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce S. Nielsen, Kyle P. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20140373465
    Abstract: A window reveal kit can include a window, a first connector, and at least one reveal trim. The window has an outer side, an inner side, and a frame portion about a perimeter of the window. The first connector can be formed on the frame portion, on the inner side of the window. The at least one reveal trim can have a second connector that is configured to engage the first connector so that the reveal trim extends from the first connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: PERFECT WINDOW REVEAL, LLC
    Inventor: Greg Matta
  • Patent number: 8904733
    Abstract: A door lite frame comprises a first frame component comprising first screw bosses and first grip sockets, and a second frame component comprising second screw bosses and second grip sockets. The first and second frame components are constructed to permit arrangement of the first and second frame components in an assembled state and a nested state with respect to one another. In the assembled state, the first screw bosses are correspondingly aligned with the second screw bosses, and the first and second frame components are secured to each other. In the nested state, at least one of the first screw bosses of the first frame component is mated with at least one of the second grip sockets of the second frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140352240
    Abstract: A window reveal kit can include a window, a first connector, and at least one reveal trim. The window has an outer side, an inner side, and a frame portion about a perimeter of the window. The first connector can be formed on the frame portion, on the inner side of the window. The at least one reveal trim can have a second connector that is configured to engage the first connector so that the reveal trim extends from the first connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: PERFECT WINDOW REVEAL, LLC
    Inventor: Greg Matta
  • Patent number: 8893446
    Abstract: A system provided with panels, for instance glass sheets, and with elements (1, 2) which extend along edges of the panels, comprising: —at least a first element (1) which extends along a first edge of at least one panel (P), wherein the first element (1) is manufactured from metal, and is of solid design; —at least a second element (2) which extends along a second edge of the at least one panel (P), and —a connection (3, 4) between said first and second element (1, 2) which connection comprises at least a solid metal, preferably steel connecting element (3), wherein said connection is also provided with a thermally insulating part (4), wherein the thermally insulating part (4) is preferably substantially located in a space located opposite an end face of the panel (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Remko Mark B.V.
    Inventors: Markus Johannes Hendrikus Mathijssen, Ronald Theodoor Jan Volmeyer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8813442
    Abstract: A window frame assembly to secure a glass pane within a window opening in a door slab. The assembly preferably includes two identical frame halves carrying bosses on which modular clip members are secure. The clip members each carry a male post member and a female socket member. Each clip member on a half frame engages a corresponding clip member on the other half frame with their female and male socket members engaging the outer surface of the clip member carrying a key member complementary to the keying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Garry Edwards, Timothy Ryan Krokos, Kenneth Karl Kussen, Edgar Grant Eckenswiller
  • Patent number: 8813437
    Abstract: The integral shim-pack (50) includes a wedge-shaped male shim (52) having a pull tang (68) extending from a thin end (56) of the male shim (52) and into a tang groove (82) and through a tang passage (90) between a bridge (88) and a tang groove (82) of a wedge-shaped female shim (72) to extend beyond a thick end (74) of the female shim (72). Pulling the adjustment pull tang (68) away from the thick end (74) of the female shim (72) moves a thick end (54) of the male shim (52) toward the thick end (74) of the female shim (72) to increase a distance between a base surface (58) of the male shim and a base surface (78) of the female shim (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Charles J. Spofford
  • 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: 8782975
    Abstract: A flood proof door assembly includes a door supported by hinges in a door jamb frame. A door flange frame is attached to the periphery of the door and includes a gasket that presses on the door jamb frame when the door is closed thereby forming a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald M. Helton
  • Patent number: 8707639
    Abstract: A door lite frame comprises a first frame component comprising first screw bosses and first grip sockets, and a second frame component comprising second screw bosses and second grip sockets. The first and second frame components are constructed to permit arrangement of the first and second frame components in an assembled state and a nested state with respect to one another. In the assembled state, the first screw bosses are correspondingly aligned with the second screw bosses, and the first and second frame components are secured to each other. In the nested state, at least one of the first screw bosses of the first frame component is mated with at least one of the second grip sockets of the second frame component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas Thompson
  • Patent number: 8640339
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a brick molding system for window frames and door frames includes providing a frame member which is used to form a frame to accommodate a variety of styles of window or doors in accordance with customer requirements. The frame member has a female brick molding attachment receptacle. A plurality of brick molding variations is provided, all of which have a male coupling engageable with the female brick molding receptacle. An order is received from a customer for a selected style of frame with a selected style of brick molding. Lengths of the frame member are secured together to form the selected style of frame and in the process of forming the frame the male coupling of the selected style of brick molding is inserted into the female brick molding receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: All Weather Windows Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Jean-Marie Gilles, Thuy Vu
  • Patent number: 8627618
    Abstract: Closure assemblies for movable partitions may include a leading end assembly having a first side and a second side and a latching assembly coupled thereto. The latching assembly may include a first latching member having a portion thereof positioned proximate to the first side and a second latching member having a portion thereof positioned proximate to the second side. Movable partition systems may include a plurality of hingedly coupled panels movably coupled to a track, and a leading end assembly coupled to at least one panel of the plurality of hingedly coupled panels. The leading end assembly may include at least two latching features positioned on the leading end assembly. Methods of securing a movable partition may include retaining a first latching member and a second latching member in a retracted position and extending the first latching member and the second latching member to an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventors: Tracy M. Knight, Michael D. George, William Michael Coleman, John G. Garrett, III
  • Patent number: 8621795
    Abstract: A fenestration unit such as a window or door has a frame with an outer peripheral surface. An array of support brackets are secured to the outer peripheral surface and extend inwardly toward the interior of a building in which the fenestration unit is to be installed. The support brackets are formed with a bendable metal and are secured to the outer surface of the frame without forming holes in the frame through which water may leak. The support brackets may be secured by heat, sonic, or friction welding, or with solvents or adhesives, structural tapes, or other appropriate mechanisms. In one embodiment for use with frames having a vinyl surface, the support brackets may be vinyl coated steel to enable attachment of the support brackets with welding or vinyl adhesive techniques. A method of fabricating fenestration frames with support brackets includes obtaining support brackets and securing them to the fenestration frame without forming holes in the fenestration frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Andersen Corporation
    Inventor: Steven G. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8613171
    Abstract: A flood barrier system for windows for inhibiting a water breach into a residential or commercial structure. The flood barrier is adapted to fit within a retaining wall cavity using an expansion member to assist a mechanical seal so as to stop water intrusion. The barrier operates with an extruded frame having vertical reveal members and high strength glass. A sealing joint is fitted about the retaining wall and the flood barrier's vertical reveal members for inhibition of flood seepage. The sealing joint, having at least three surfaces forming an open end and a tapered end, is anchored at the bottom wall of the extruded frame member and about the glass flood barrier's vertical reveal members at least 12 inches above the base flood elevation level. Alternatively, a flood panel can be installed in front of the windows for additional protection against water intrusion into the residential or commercial structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Deerhill Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Barbara Dudash
  • Patent number: 8601768
    Abstract: A trim element such as a door pilaster or frieze board, for attachment to a building wall, having front and back longitudinal faces, first and second longitudinal edges, and a longitudinal groove in the first edge. A mounting bracket for the wall has a forward strip that extends laterally and is selectively friction fit into the groove, a back strip that extends laterally on the back face of the element, and a connecting web between the forward and back strip that is flush with the first edge when the forward strip is fully inserted in the groove. A mounting flange for the wall extends laterally from the back face of the element, beyond the second longitudinal edge, and has a longitudinal channel along the second edge with a width that is effective to receive an edge of wall siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Trim Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Patent number: 8561365
    Abstract: A window assembly and method of constructing a window assembly is disclosed. The window assembly comprises a base frame assembly, an external cladding assembly, an interior trim assembly and a sash assembly. In one embodiment, the base frame assembly, external cladding assembly and interior trim assembly are constructed from one of three different types of materials. The external cladding assembly may also be snap-fit onto the base frame assembly. Further, the interior trim assembly can include a jamb extension assembly that can also be snap-fit onto the base frame assembly. The interior trim assembly may also include head, sill and side stop assemblies which can be push-fit onto the base frame assembly. Another aspect of the disclosure is a sash assembly that can be assembled as a snap-fit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: HWD Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Albrecht, Mark C. Hoffman, James L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8555591
    Abstract: A louvered door assembly for an outdoor electronic enclosure includes an outer panel attached to an inner panel. Channels for holding louvers are attached to both panels. Each channel has slots formed therein which receive the individual louvers and hold them in position without fasteners. The inner panel holds the louvers in the slots. The louvered door assembly provides a clean look, a compact arrangement, large air flow and resists water ingress into the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Joseph Yeh, Walter Hendrix, Michael Paulus, Gabriel Martinez, Wesley Allen Christensen, Paul Brush
  • Patent number: 8528280
    Abstract: A door as provided includes a one piece molded outer frame, a transparent panel, and a one piece molded inner frame, the inner and outer frames being coupled via a clip component and clip receiving component with the transparent panel secured therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: HNI Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Coil, Travis E. Wright
  • Patent number: 8522496
    Abstract: A compression mounted window assembly is disclosed that includes a circular window having opposed front and rear planar surfaces and an outer periphery having forward and rearward chamfered edge surfaces, a compressible gasket circumscribing the outer periphery of the window, a housing with a portal having an annular seat for accommodating the window circumscribed by the gasket, wherein the annular seat has a first chamfered abutment surface corresponding to the forward chamfered edge surface of the window, an annular bezel operatively associated with the housing for compressively retaining the window assembly within the annular seat of the portal, and structure for securing the bezel to the housing, wherein the bezel has a second chamfered abutment surface corresponding to the rearward chamfered edge surface of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Boer, Eric L. Lovaasen, Kevin John Benning
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8490350
    Abstract: A trim for a building having framework surrounding an opening for a window assembly or a door has a member fastened to the framework having a side pocket for accommodating a portion of siding secured to the framework. A cover releasably mounted on the member enclosed fasteners attaching the member to the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Greely, Gary Michael Jeans
  • 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: 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: 8453397
    Abstract: An interior window framing system comprising a standardized frame having predetermined dimensions proportionate to a standard window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Kendall W. Prince, Jack R. Prince, Matt A. Stott
  • Patent number: 8418426
    Abstract: A door threshold may include upper and lower members for sandwiching carpet and/or carpet padding therebetween. The threshold may, in certain example embodiments, grip the carpet in order to prevent it from being pulled out from between the upper and lower threshold members. Thus, in certain example instances, the need for tacks (or carpet tack strip(s)) proximate the threshold can be reduced and/or eliminated. In certain example embodiments of this invention, the threshold structure may include a locating bracket that is provided proximate the door frame for frame alignment and security purposes, and/or one or more pans located under the threshold for locating and/or securing purposes. Levelers, shims and/or the like may be used in certain example embodiments in order to compensate for non-level flooring proximate the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Publication number: 20130081341
    Abstract: A compression mounted window assembly is disclosed that includes a circular window having opposed front and rear planar surfaces and an outer periphery having forward and rearward chamfered edge surfaces, a compressible gasket circumscribing the outer periphery of the window, a housing with a portal having an annular seat for accommodating the window circumscribed by the gasket, wherein the annular seat has a first chamfered abutment surface corresponding to the forward chamfered edge surface of the window, an annular bezel operatively associated with the housing for compressively retaining the window assembly within the annular seat of the portal, and structure for securing the bezel to the housing, wherein the bezel has a second chamfered abutment surface corresponding to the rearward chamfered edge surface of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Boer, Eric L. Lovaasen, Kevin J. Benning
  • Patent number: 8407953
    Abstract: Pieces that are components of a frame for a window having a threat side and a safe side include a base and a pressure plate that together form part of one of a sill section, a head section, and a jamb section of the window. The base and pressure plate are elongated in a longitudinal direction. The base has (1) an L-shaped cross-section at a near portion of the base to receive an end of a glazing unit from the threat side of the window, and (2) a first pocket formed in a far portion of the base and running in said longitudinal direction. The rear portion is closer to the threat side than the far portion. The pressure plate is to be assembled with the base so as to secure the glazing unit in the corner. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: American Development Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Murray L. Neal
  • Patent number: 8407954
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for framing openings for doors, windows, store fronts, air conditioning units and other purposes, in walls formed of cast-in-place concrete. The devices include a jamb member having attached first and second inner flanges with angled guide surfaces for guiding placement of a wall forming system in alignment and engagement therewith and for anchoring the jamb member following hardening of the poured concrete. A method includes use of the disclosed jamb member to frame an opening in a building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Stala Integrated Assemblies, LLC
    Inventors: John Andrew Keith, Jonathan Paul Keith, James Todd Essex
  • Patent number: 8397450
    Abstract: An improved window system for increased protection from explosive blast attacks. The window system includes an outer anchor structure and an inner frame structure. The inner frame structure has a deep channel for retaining a glazing. The window system includes a hinge mechanism and lock mechanism for allowing the inner frame to open in relation to the outer anchor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: American Development Group International, LLC
    Inventor: Murray L. Neal
  • Publication number: 20130008106
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Donald A. Michaud
  • Patent number: 8347583
    Abstract: A trim element such as a door pilaster or frieze board, for attachment to a building wall, having front and back longitudinal faces, first and second longitudinal edges, and a longitudinal groove in the first edge. A mounting bracket for the wall has a forward strip that extends laterally and is selectively friction fit into the groove, a back strip that extends laterally on the back face of the element, and a connecting web between the forward and back strip that is flush with the first edge when the forward strip is fully inserted in the groove. A mounting flange for the wall extends laterally from the back face of the element, beyond the second longitudinal edge, and has a longitudinal channel along the second edge with a width that is effective to receive an edge of wall siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Patent number: 8347567
    Abstract: A water barrier trim has a base, a top flange, and an overhang section. The base has at least one ridge extending away from the base in a first direction and a projection extending in the first direction. The top flange section is positionable adjacent to the base. The overhang section is positionable adjacent to the base and defines a drip cap. The at least one ridge is sized and configured to rest on a top of a trim board. The projection is sized and configured to fit into a slot defined in the top of the trim board to provide an interference connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: AZEK Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nolan, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8333359
    Abstract: A jamb mounting bracket for a door or window that includes a jamb flange and a wall flange connected at right angles along an edge. The jamb flange includes one or more keyhole slots extending away from the edge from a narrow portion to an enlarged portion. The jamb flange can be installed on a jamb after the jamb has been placed in the wall opening by placing the enlarged portion of the keyhole slot over a pre-installed fastener in the outer side of the jamb and then sliding the jamb flange inwardly until the shank of the fastener is in the narrow portion of the slot. Marks and score lines on the bracket can be used to plumb and properly position the bracket fasteners. Transverse slots extending from the keyhole slot can be used to lock a fastener at a given position along the keyhole slot. Removable tabs position the bracket at the edge of a wall opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Randy Gordon
  • Publication number: 20120311944
    Abstract: An anchor for supporting a metal door frame component from buckling or bending upon tightening of a fastener attaching the door frame component to a wall is disclosed having a hollow intermediate portion, a base portion located on one end of said intermediate portion and having a hole defined therein aligned with said intermediate portion, and a pair of opposed flanges extending outward from the other end of said intermediate portion. An automated process for fabricating such anchors in a punch press is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Peter H. Stier
  • Patent number: 8327603
    Abstract: A clamp frame is disclosed for securing a window frame in a building structure opening by hand without using fasteners. The clamp frame comprises a unitary extruded plastic member that defines a cross section having an integrally formed connection element that mates with a complementarily shaped portion of a window frame to connect the clamp frame and the window frame without fasteners along the length of the clamp frame. The cross section includes a clamp element having at least a leg and a lever. The leg and lever are each connected to the connection element by a living hinge and are movable relative to the connection element between an open position and an overlapping locked position, which results in a clamp load holding together the clamp frame and window frame without the use of fasteners. One end of the leg of the clamp element is constantly urged against the building structure by the lever when the clamp element is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Atwood Mobile Products LLC
    Inventor: Mark L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8256135
    Abstract: A process for removing or treating harmful biological and chemical substances from an enclosure, such as a building or vehicle by using heated air. The method of the present invention is non-toxic and can be performed in a relatively short amount of time while effectively killing and removing a large proportion of dead organisms and substantially reducing volatile organic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: ThermaPure, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Hedman
  • Patent number: 8245463
    Abstract: The sealing fin is elongated, and includes a central fin portion intersecting a crosspiece portion perpendicular thereto, thus generally forming a “T” shape in a preferred embodiment and an “L” shape in another. The sealing fin may be folded into a flat position and easily rolled. In one aspect of the present invention, the sealing fin has an adhesive layer on one or more surfaces. In another aspect of the present invention, the sealing fin is rigid. In another aspect of the present invention, the sealing fin has a rectangular configuration with a hinged portion. The invention provides a method to install a sealing fin in a continuous fashion around a window or door opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Robert J. Milstead
  • Patent number: 8245453
    Abstract: A panel with a bracket is used to install a component to a wallboard. The panel is inserted into an opening to a wallboard, and the junction between the panel and the wallboard is taped and spackled so that the wallboard and panel appear to be a single object. When the component is fully coupled to the bracket, the front of the component is slightly recessed from the front of the panel. A component cover could then be inserted into the newly created recess so that the component appears to be completely flush with the wallboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dana Innovatoions
    Inventors: Scott Struthers, Ray Call
  • 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
  • Patent number: RE45355
    Abstract: A door hanger (140) is disclosed for use in installation of a door assembly (100). The door hanger (140) includes a jamb arm (142) with a triangular shaped edge (144), and proximate shorter edges (145) formed inwardly from the triangular shaped edge (144) and perpendicular to each other. A pair of opposing faces (143) are formed by the triangular shaped edge (144) and the proximate edges (145), and a central hole (146) is located substantially in the center of the opposing faces (143). An alignment flange (150) is perpendicular to the jamb arm (142) and includes a distal arcuate edge (152). The arcuate edge (152) has a configuration substantially conforming to the legs of a triangle. Formed inwardly from the distal arcuate edge (152) are a pair of opposing sides (154), with sets of alignment notches (156) formed on the opposing sides (154).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Nathan K. Root, Dennis Gill, Michael Gill