Irreversibly Reactive Component Patents (Class 52/232)
  • Patent number: 10273746
    Abstract: A fire rated door utilizing a pair of frame members each having cases forming opposing open chambers. The open chambers are filled with fire resistant material and include structural plates that do not contact the cases. Holders attach to the cases support a fire resistant glazing unit. The fire rated door may be clad around the pair of frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: William F. O'Keeffe
  • Patent number: 10246871
    Abstract: A fire-rated angle piece and wall assemblies or other assemblies that incorporate the fire-rated angle piece, in which the angle piece can include an intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The angle can be attached adjacent to a corner of a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header tracks, sill plates, bottom tracks, metal studs, wood studs or wall partitions, and placed between the framing member and a wall board member at a perimeter of a wall assembly to create a fire block arrangement. A fire spray material can be applied over a portion of the angle piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventor: Donald Anthony Pilz
  • Patent number: 10220226
    Abstract: A fire-protection tape (22) to be placed into gaps (12) in walls or ceilings (10) of buildings has at least two plies (24a, 24b) composed of an intumescent material, wherein the plies (24a, 24b) have a first longitudinal edge (26a, 26b) on one outer side and a second longitudinal edge (28a, 28b) on an opposite outer side, in each instance, wherein the plies (24a, 24b) are flexibly connected with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Christian Foerg
  • Patent number: 10214891
    Abstract: A modular fluid capture system retains stormwater runoff beneath a ground surface. Internal components include columns and struts, while outer components include walls, ceilings, and/or floors. Load bearing vertical column components having column openings are spaced apart and/or stacked to form capture system layer(s). Elongated horizontal strut components install into the column openings to couple columns into an interconnected internal structure that distributes physical loads across all or most column components. Wall, ceiling, and/or floor components couple to this interconnected internal structure to form the outer walls, ceiling, and floor. The overall fluid retention volume is the overall volume within the walls, ceiling, and floor, minus the displacement volume of the internal components. This overall system fluid retention volume is substantially greater than the displacement volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Kimberlain
  • Patent number: 10202759
    Abstract: Described is an approved dynamic construction for effectively thermally insulating and sealing of a safing slot between a floor of a building and an exterior wall construction wherein the exterior wall construction comprises a curtain wall configuration defined by an interior wall glass surface including one or more aluminum framing members, wherein the vision glass extends to the finished floor level below. The dynamic, thermally insulating and sealing system comprises a first element for receiving the insulating elements and positioned in the zero spandrel area of a glass curtain wall construction including only vision glass to maintain thermally insulating and sealing of the safing slot during exposure to fire and heat as well as movement in order to maintain a complete seal extending across the safing slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Arndt Andresen, Matthew Zemler, Chad Stroike
  • Patent number: 10184246
    Abstract: Fire-rated wall construction components and wall systems for use in building construction. Embodiments can include tracks for holding studs which incorporate various geometries capable of receiving fire-retardant material, including but not limited to intumescent material. The fire-retardant material can be attached to compressible backer rods inserted within deflection gaps in the wall systems such that the fire-retardant material expands and seals gaps and/or areas between the tracks and wall components such as ceilings, floors, and drywall. Various assemblies and methods can be used to cover the deflection gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA EXPANDED METAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Donald Anthony Pilz, Eric Larson
  • Patent number: 10138629
    Abstract: In a facade assembly (14) for a building (10), with at least one facade element (16), which may be fastened to a wall or an inter-story ceiling (12) of the building (10), and with at least one fire-protection element (18), which may be mounted between the facade element (16) and the wall or the inter-story ceiling (12), the fire-protection element (18) contains an insulating layer (19) and at least one angle profile (32) with two flanges (34, 36) disposed at an angle relative to one another, wherein one of the flanges (34) of the angle profile (32) is fastened to the facade element (16) and the other flange (36) of the angle profile (32) bears on the insulating layer (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schulz-Hanke, Sebastian Simon
  • Patent number: 10017939
    Abstract: A construction for effectively thermally insulating and sealing of a safing slot between a floor of a building and an exterior wall construction is disclosed. The exterior wall construction includes a curtain wall configuration defined by an interior wall glass surface including one or more aluminum framing members, where the vision glass extends to the finished floor level below. The thermally insulating and sealing system includes an offset leg framing element for receiving the insulating elements and positioned in the zero spandrel area of a glass curtain wall construction including only vision glass to maintain thermally insulating and sealing of the safing slot during exposure to fire and heat in order to maintain a complete seal extending across the safing slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Arndt Andresen
  • Patent number: 9995039
    Abstract: A fire-rated receiver channel includes at least one intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The receiver channel can nest with a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header tracks, sill plates, bottom tracks, metal studs, wood studs or wall partitions, and placed at a perimeter of a wall assembly to create a fire block arrangement. In other arrangements, a track assembly includes two nested tracks, an inner track and outer track. The assembly is designed so that the outside width of the outer track is equal to or less than the outside width of the inner track to present a substantially flush external surface for attachment of exterior sheathing elements when the assembly is used in an external wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA EXPANDED METAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Donald A. Pilz, Raymond E. Poliquin, Fernando Hernandez Sesma
  • Patent number: 9960578
    Abstract: An assembly for protecting a utility conduit passing through a hole in a stud used in building construction. A sleeve and a plate are provided. The sleeve has a body forming a hollow trough with a length, a circular side section and a width The circular side section is changeable to adapt to the hole in the stud. The body has opposed inserted and worked end to permit engagement of the sleeve into the hole in the stud. The body portion can include a sleeve fillant within the trough. A stop portion at the worked end of the body stops sleeve insertion a proximate stud. A retention portion then affirmatively retain the sleeve in the hole. The plate has a surface conforming to a stud face, an opening to receive the sleeve, and a mechanism to attach the plate to the stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Bruce H. Turner
  • Patent number: 9861843
    Abstract: The anchoring element serves to anchor the bracket to a substrate, and the pressure element is intended to interact with the firestop collar. The pressure element can be moved relative to the anchoring element. An expansion element made of intumescent material is arranged between the anchoring element and the pressure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mario Paetow, Rudolf Semler
  • Patent number: 9752765
    Abstract: Provided is a fire rated or resistant recessed lighting assembly including a metal housing inside of which a lighting unit is placed, the housing being fire resistant for 120 minutes when tested according ASTM E119-12a without a protective fire resistant cover on outside of the housing. The fire resistant recessed lighting assembly can include a metal housing inside of which a light is placed and one or both of: i) an object made of a fire resistant material, such as an intumescent material, placed inside of the housing in between a trim and a closed end of the housing; and ii) an ring made of a fire resistant material, such as an intumescent material, placed outside of the housing, wherein in event of a fire, the intumescent material expands to slow spread of the fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Elite Lighting
    Inventor: Hamid Rashidi Doust
  • Patent number: 9523193
    Abstract: A fire-rated angle piece and wall assemblies or other assemblies that incorporate the fire-rated angle piece, in which the angle piece can include an intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The angle can be attached adjacent to a corner of a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header tracks, sill plates, bottom tracks, metal studs, wood studs or wall partitions, and placed between the framing member and a wall board member at a perimeter of a wall assembly to create a fire block arrangement. A fire spray material can be applied over a portion of the angle piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventor: Donald A. Pilz
  • Patent number: 9512994
    Abstract: Provided is a fire rated or resistant recessed lighting assembly including a metal housing inside of which a lighting unit is placed, the housing being fire resistant for 120 minutes when tested according ASTM E119-12a without a protective fire resistant cover on outside of the housing. The fire resistant recessed lighting assembly can include a metal housing inside of which a light is placed and one or both of: i) an object made of a fire resistant material, such as an intumescent material, placed inside of the housing in between a trim and a closed end of the housing; and ii) an ring made of a fire resistant material, such as an intumescent material, placed outside of the housing, wherein in event of a fire, the intumescent material expands to slow spread of the fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Hamid Rashidi Doust
  • Patent number: 9458628
    Abstract: A fire-rated angle piece and wall assemblies or other assemblies that incorporate the fire-rated angle piece, in which the angle piece can include an intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The angle can be attached adjacent to a corner of a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header tracks, sill plates, bottom tracks, metal studs, wood studs or wall partitions, and placed between the framing member and a wall board member at a perimeter of a wall assembly to create a fire block arrangement. A fire spray material can be applied over a portion of the angle piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventors: Don A. Pilz, Raymond E. Poliquin, Thomas Porter
  • Patent number: 9410361
    Abstract: A composite product includes gypsum in an amount of 60 to 90% by weight, fibers in an amount of 1.5 to 26% by weight substantially homogeneously distributed through the composite, and a rheology-modifying agent in an amount of 0.5 to 6% by weight. The composite is caused or allowed to cure to form a cured composite. The cured composite is a fire resistant component used in a fire-rated door core, a fire-rated door or a fire-rated building panel. The fire resistant component may include a building panel, a door panel, a door core, a door rail, a door stile, a door lock block, a door border, or a door insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: The Intellectual Gorilla GmbH
    Inventors: Evan R. Daniels, Jonathan Newton
  • Patent number: 9395260
    Abstract: An across the wall pressure differential indicating apparatus comprising a wall duct having first and second open ends, first and second mounting plates respectively attached to the wall duct at the first and second open ends respectively, a low speed airflow indicator adapted to indicate a pressure differential and mounted in fluid communication with the wall duct such that substantially all airflow passing through the wall duct also passes through the indicator, and an intumescent material disposed in the wall duct between the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Lamiflow Air Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert D. Pyle
  • Patent number: 9371649
    Abstract: A metal profile for a false ceiling and support structure for a false ceiling including at least one pair of metal profiles is described. The metal profile includes a main portion and an integral engaging member connected as a single body, or as one piece, to at least one end of the main portion, wherein said integral engaging member includes a plate-like portion and an engaging tongue or fin connected as one piece to the plate-like portion, wherein said engaging tongue or fin is detached or separated from said plate-like portion on at least two sides of the engaging tongue so as to define a cut profile shaped like a “7”. The engaging tongue or fin is displaceable by means of elastic deformation between a first position in which the engaging tongue is located protruding from a plane of the plate-like portion, and a second position in which said engaging tongue is displaced towards the plane of the plate-like portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Giuseppe Cipriani
  • Patent number: 9238914
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting one or more fixtures on a membrane roof has at least one bracket for interfacing with and securing the one or more fixtures, the at least one bracket coated on one side with a material compatible for heat welding to roofing membrane, a cut piece of roofing membrane having a length and width substantially greater than dimensions of the at least one bracket, wherein the at least one bracket is joined to the cut piece of membrane by heat welding and the piece of roofing membrane is then heat welded to the membrane roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Renewable Elements, LLC
    Inventor: William Edwin Shevlin
  • Patent number: 9228787
    Abstract: A vibration-dampening polymeric sleeve is provided for installation within the tubular receiver extension of an AR-10 derivative assault rifle before the action spring and buffer are installed therein. The presence of the sleeve dampens noise and vibration caused by the action spring of an AR-10 derivative assault rifle slapping against the cylindrical wall of the receiver extension. For one embodiment of the sleeve, a generally rectangular sheet of laminar polymeric plastic material equipped with tabs at the rear thereof, that is rolled into a tube. The tabs, which are inwardly bent, are held against the closed, rear end of the receiver extension by the action spring, whether the spring is fully compressed or only partially compressed. For an alternative embodiment, the sleeve, a solvated liquid polymer compound is sprayed into the cylindrical chamber of an axially-rotating receiver extension and allowed to dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Wood, William Jeremy Wood
  • Patent number: 9198851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising: —one or more keratin fiber conditioning agents; —one or more polymers of formula (I): in which: —Z1 represents a divalent group —CH2-T or -T-CH2—; T denoting an oxygen or sulfur atom, or a group chosen from the groups N(R2), N(R2)—C(O), C(O)—N(R2), S—(CO), (CO)—S, O—(CO) and (CO)—O; —Z2 represents a group OR1 or R8—CH2—NR3R4; —Z3 represents a group OR5 or R6; —p1 is equal to 1; —p2 is equal to 0 or 1; —R2 and R3, which may be identical or different, represent a hydrogen atom or a group R7; R1, R5, R6, R7 and R8, which may be identical or different, represent a C1-C6 and preferably C1-C2 alkyl group; and R4 represents a C1-C6 and preferably C1-C2 alkyl group, or a C5-C6 and preferably C6 cycloalkyl group such as cyclohexyl; R3 and R4 may optionally form, with the nitrogen atom that bears them, a 5- to 8-membered heterocycle comprising from 1 to 3 heteroatoms; —W represents a divalent polymer chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Gregory Plos, Anne Bouchara, Patrice Lerda
  • Patent number: 9200442
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to structural, seismic beams and columns as well as to structures including such beams and columns. The seismic beams and columns may be sized, shaped, or otherwise configured to produce approximately even or uniform load distribution (e.g., during a seismic event and/or wind loading event).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Patent number: 9183957
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to interlocking building block with continuously curved surface profiles suitable for general wall construction, and, when using desireably dense materials, particularly suitable for constructing walls capable of significantly blocking electromagnetic radiation, such as photon, gamma, and neutron radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: VERITAS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Farrell
  • Patent number: 9162093
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present invention relate to a holder for a fire protection sleeve, having a mounting portion, a supporting portion and a holding portion, characterized in that the holding portion is provided with anchoring structure, which may positively interlock with the cover of a fire protection sleeve. One or more embodiments of the present invention also relate to an assembly of such a holder and a fire protection sleeve comprising a strip of an intumescent material, which is surrounded by a cover at least on one flat side and a longitudinal edge, characterized in that the anchoring structure may dig into the cover in the region of the longitudinal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christian Foerg, Markus Kogler
  • Patent number: 9140387
    Abstract: A firestop collar including a support band made of sheet metal and an intumescent strip that runs along the support band and is connected to it. The support band is provided with several pre-defined cutting zones which are at a distance from each other in the lengthwise direction and which run crosswise to the lengthwise direction. The intumescent strip has cutting areas that are oriented in the same manner and in which the intumescent strip is thinner than it is in the adjacent areas in the lengthwise direction. The cutting areas coincide with the cutting zones of the support band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Foerg
  • Patent number: 9138836
    Abstract: A method for using a guard for structural members is disclosed. This can reduce worker injury with a thin sheet metal or plastic, broadly U-shaped guard plate attached to a structural support through attachment to a pair of clamps, each with a primary and a secondary threaded clamp mechanism. The attachment between the guard plate and pair of clamps may be via a slotted intermediate structure. The primary mechanism has a swivel pad end while the secondary clamps have a pointed, cone-shaped end. The guard can be used in wind turbine towers to protect workers on a fixed ladder from hitting interior flanges as they climb up and as they climb down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Edward Antony Oliver, William Nichols
  • Patent number: 9089726
    Abstract: A firestop element can be installed as a passthrough for a floor of a building. The element has a rigid annular body having a first section and a second section. At least a portion of the first section is fabricated of a polymer intumescent composition. This portion has an inner annular surface with a plurality of spaced lands and a void extending between each pair of lands. The second section is a sleeve having a smaller diameter than the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: PYROPHOBIC SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoxiong Luo, John B. Page
  • Patent number: 9062814
    Abstract: A device, kit, and method are provided for anchoring an element on an exterior face of a wall of a building. The method includes, from the inside of the wall, running a line into a hole passing through the wall and fixing said line to an element anchoring device. The device comprising a fastener of said element, a bearing means, a first fixing means and a guide able to guide a second fixing means that collaborates with said first means. The method includes, from the inside, pulling said line in order to introduce the guide into said hole and, from the inside and using the guide, fixing the two fixing means together to press the bearing means firmly against the exterior face of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Kuhn
  • Patent number: 9027296
    Abstract: A composite product includes gypsum in an amount of 60 to 90% by weight, fibers in an amount of 1.5 to 26% by weight substantially homogeneously distributed through the composite, and a rheology-modifying agent in an amount of 0.5 to 6% by weight. The composite is caused or allowed to cure to form a cured composite. The cured composite is a fire resistant component used in a fire-rated door core, a fire-rated door or a fire-rated building panel. The fire resistant component may include a building panel, a door panel, a door core, a door rail, a door stile, a door lock block, a door border, or a door insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Gorilla B.V.
    Inventors: Evan R. Daniels, Jonathan Newton
  • Publication number: 20150121783
    Abstract: A tubular passage for poured concrete decks has an intumescent tube held in a two-part, clamshell base. First and second, spaced apart, funnel shaped, diaphragm seals are connected to a first tubular passage or an adjustable length tubular extension. A cap for closing either tube has an inclined outer surface to form a beveled entrance to the passage in the concrete. An aerator box may be connected to the base. Hinged ends on the base allow the shape and length of support to be altered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. McConnell, Virgil O'Neil, Larry D. Brown, Dennis L. Hart
  • Publication number: 20150121782
    Abstract: A tubular passage for poured concrete decks has an intumescent tube held in a two-part, clamshell base by a bottom clip. A first tube engages the base's top to clamp a funnel shaped, diaphragm seal to the base. The first tube has spaced, radially extending, parallel ridges at predetermined distances from the base. Longitudinal channels separate the ridges. An extension tube has inward extending lugs passing along the channels to engage various ridges when rotated to fix the passage length. The extension engages the base bottom for corrugated deck supports. A cap with repositionable, locating filaments closes either tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. McConnell, Virgil O'Neil, Larry D. Brown, Dennis L. Hart
  • Publication number: 20150107172
    Abstract: A composite product includes gypsum in an amount of 60 to 90% by weight, fibers in an amount of 1.5 to 26% by weight substantially homogeneously distributed through the composite, and a rheology-modifying agent in an amount of 0.5 to 6% by weight. The composite is caused or allowed to cure to form a cured composite. The cured composite is a fire resistant component used in a fire-rated door core, a fire-rated door or a fire-rated building panel. The fire resistant component may include a building panel, a door panel, a door core, a door rail, a door stile, a door lock block, a door border, or a door insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Evan R. Daniels, Jonathan Newton
  • Publication number: 20150089889
    Abstract: A composite product includes gypsum in an amount of 60 to 90% by weight, fibers in an amount of 1.5 to 26% by weight substantially homogeneously distributed through the composite, and a rheology-modifying agent in an amount of 0.5 to 6% by weight. The composite is caused or allowed to cure to form a cured composite. The cured composite is a fire resistant component used in a fire-rated door core, a fire-rated door or a fire-rated building panel. The fire resistant component may include a building panel, a door panel, a door core, a door rail, a door stile, a door lock block, a door border, or a door insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Evan R. Daniels, Jonathan Newton
  • Patent number: 8973319
    Abstract: A fire-rated receiver channel includes at least one intumescent or other fire-resistant material strip. The receiver channel can nest with a framing member, such as metal tracks, headers, header tracks, sill plates, bottom tracks, metal studs, wood studs or wall partitions, and placed at a perimeter of a wall assembly to create a fire block arrangement. In other arrangements, a track assembly includes two nested tracks, an inner track and outer track. The assembly is designed so that the outside width of the outer track is equal to or less than the outside width of the inner track to present a substantially flush external surface for attachment of exterior sheathing elements when the assembly is used in an external wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventors: Donald A. Pilz, Raymond E. Poliquin, Fernando Hernandez Sesma
  • Patent number: 8955263
    Abstract: A break away connector system is provided for coupling together structural elements, such as a firewall and a floor or ceiling. The break away connector system comprises a support member and a fusible member. The support member is connectable to a firewall for securing a floor or ceiling to the firewall. The break away connector system further comprises at least one securing member for connecting the floor or ceiling to the support member. The fusible member has a lower melting point than the support member. The support member is configured such that when the fusible member is weakened by heat, the floor or ceiling is slidably releasable from the support member. In a further embodiment, a method is provided for constructing a firewall connection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fero Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Hatzinikolas
  • Patent number: 8955275
    Abstract: A firestopping insulation construction adapted to be positioned adjacent to a head-of-wall area beneath a ceiling construction having fluted ceiling runner channels which have a trapezoidal cross-sectional profile facing downwardly. The insulation assembly includes an upper plug mated the shape of the fluted channel which is at least partially surrounded by an outer cover and further includes a lower insulation section extending over the side walls of the head-of-wall area. The upper insulation plug and the lower insulation sections are preferably made of molded high temperature insulation. The insulation assembly is engaged only frictionally to the fluted ceiling channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Specified Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stahl, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150033646
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention is a watertight fire door for closing an opening in a building or edifice comprising, on the one hand, a fixed frame and at least one opening leaf and, on the other hand, sealing means that provide sealing between the fixed frame and the opening leaf when the door is closed. The or each opening leaf comprises, on the one hand, a framework surrounding an empty space capable of accepting or forming a thermal insulator and being sandwiched between two layers and of thermal insulation each essentially produced from a material having low thermal conductivity or diffusivity and, on the other hand, if appropriate, at least one thermal break.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: BAUMERT
    Inventor: Bernard Baumert
  • Patent number: 8938922
    Abstract: Fire block devices for application to a wall component. The fire-block device can be a wall component that includes a fire-resistant material strip that expands in response to sufficient heat to create a fire-resistant barrier. In some applications, the fire-block wall component is positioned to extend lengthwise along and across a gap between wallboard members. The fire-block wall component may have a U-shaped central portion and a pair of side portions extending in opposite directions from the central portion. The fire-resistant material may be positioned on the central portion of the fire-block device. The central portion may be positioned within the gap such that the fire-resistant material expands in response to sufficient heat to create a fire-resistant barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventors: Donald A. Pilz, Raymond E. Poliquin
  • Patent number: 8935897
    Abstract: Fire-barriers systems, including pre-assembled intersecting and straight-line fire-barriers having either all male-, all female-, or both types of coupling ends eliminate on-site cutting and construction of barriers required for intersection-spaces and provide easy, rapid, and safe one-step, drop-in installation and coupling. All male/female ended fire-barriers are constructed as single-piece units. All adjacent laid-flat layers are continuously connected having no gaps or folds. Straight-line and L-shaped barriers are certified according to the criteria mandated by both the ASTM E 1399-97 (Reapproved 2005), Standard Test Method for Cyclic Movement and Measuring the Minimum and Maximum Joint Widths of Architectural Joint Systems and the UL 2079 Fire Resistance of Building Joint Systems Test for air leakage (Revised and relocated as 1.14 Mar. 10, 2006).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Fireline 520, LLC
    Inventor: Alan Shaw
  • Publication number: 20150013253
    Abstract: The present application is directed toward fire-rated wall construction components and wall systems for use in building construction. Embodiments can include tracks for holding studs which incorporate various geometries capable of receiving fire-retardant material, flat straps for use between tracks and fluted wall components, fire sponges for use in fluted wall components, and tracks with protruding grooves or other structures which prevent unwanted air movement between a wallboard component and the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: CALIFORNIA EXPANDED METAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Donald A. Pilz, Raymond E. Poliquin, Fernando Hernandez Sesma
  • Publication number: 20150013254
    Abstract: Fire-rated wall construction components and wall systems for use in building construction. Embodiments can include tracks for holding studs which incorporate various geometries capable of receiving fire-retardant material, including but not limited to intumescent material. The fire-retardant material can be attached to the tracks such that the fire-retardant material expands and seals gaps and/or areas between the tracks and wall components such as ceilings, floors, and drywall. Various assemblies and methods can be used to cover the deflection gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Donald A. Pilz, Raymond E. Poliquin, Fernando Hernandez Sesma
  • Publication number: 20150007515
    Abstract: A firestopping insulation construction adapted to be positioned adjacent to a head-of-wall area beneath a ceiling construction having fluted ceiling runner channels which have a trapezoidal cross-sectional profile facing downwardly. The insulation assembly includes an upper plug mated the shape of the fluted channel which is at least partially surrounded by an outer cover and further includes a lower insulation section extending over the side walls of the head-of-wall area. The upper insulation plug and the lower insulation sections are preferably made of molded high temperature insulation. The insulation assembly is engaged only frictionally to the fluted ceiling channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Specified Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stahi, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140373468
    Abstract: An expansion bracket absorbs movement of a wall stud to prevent damage to a wall covering attached to the wall stud. The expansion bracket can include a main body having a main body flange, formed of a deformable material, and having a wall stud attachment end configured to attach to the wall stud via a wall stud attachment element. The main body can also have a furring attachment element configured to attach a furring to the main body. When the main body is attached to the wall stud and the furring, and the wall covering is attached to the furring via a wall covering attachment element, the main body flange is configured to absorb, via deformation, at least a portion of the movement of the wall stud due to heat-based expansion of the wall stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: JOHN DAVID EGRI, II
  • Publication number: 20140373467
    Abstract: A roofing membrane comprising at least one layer of a cured rubber and expandable graphite dispersed within the cured rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Wensheng Zhou, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 8915033
    Abstract: A composite product includes gypsum in an amount of 60 to 90% by weight, fibers in an amount of 1.5 to 26% by weight substantially homogeneously distributed through the composite, and a rheology-modifying agent in an amount of 0.5 to 6% by weight. The composite is caused or allowed to cure to form a cured composite. The cured composite is a fire resistant component used in a fire-rated door core, a fire-rated door or a fire-rated building panel. The fire resistant component may include a building panel, a door panel, a door core, a door rail, a door stile, a door lock block, a door border, or a door insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Gorilla B.V.
    Inventors: Evan R. Daniels, Jonathan Newton
  • Publication number: 20140366470
    Abstract: A roofing system and article for installation on a roof deck. The roofing article includes a body having an upper portion and an underside. A first channel is defined within the upper portion. The first channel includes an inlet. A second channel is defined intermediate the underside of the body and the roof deck. The second channel is operably connected to the first channel through an orifice, such that the outside air can enter the second channel through the orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: John S. Edwards, Frank W. Klink, James N. Dobbs, Jon A. Kirschhoffer
  • Publication number: 20140360115
    Abstract: A construction for insulating the head-of-wall joint between a wall and a floor or roof thereabove which utilizes an insulating gasket construction positionable between the ceiling track and the building structure thereabove. The insulating gasket member includes two L-shaped sections which includes co-operate to firestop both outwardly facing sides of a head-of-wall joint, but which can also be used singly. Each L-shaped section is attached to an associated side section which extends over the outwardly facing surfaces of a ceiling track with being attached thereto. Each L-shaped insulation gasket section can include securement mechanism such as adhesive on the undersurface of the main upper horizontal portion to facilitate attachment to the top of the track therebelow and can be attached to an adjacent similarly configured L-shaped section by one or more connecting straps extending through slits defined therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Specified Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stahl, JR.
  • Patent number: 8887458
    Abstract: A firestopping sleeve positionable usually in walls which is self-adjusting and includes a sleeve defining an access corridor extending longitudinally therewithin with at least one firestopping pad positioned therein. The pad defines an access corridor extending therethrough for receiving wall penetrating cables which are firestopped therearound by the pad. A supplemental construction band is positioned extending around the pad for enhancing firestopping adjacent the penetrating wire for facilitating preventing the flow of heat, smoke or fire therepast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Specified Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Julio Lopes
  • Patent number: 8881637
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for releasably mounting access control components for a door lock to a door. A base element is adapted to be mounted to the door. A first wire connector element is mounted to the base element. A mounting element with combustible material attached is provided. A second wire connector element is mounted to the mounting element, and the second wire connector element is releasably connected to the first wire connector element to mount the mounting element to the base element. A spring is provided, and a retainer holds the spring in a loaded state, but in a fire event the retainer may melt, allowing the spring to apply force to the mounting element. Alternatively, an expanding material may apply the force. The force causes the wire connector elements to disconnect and allow the mounting element to separate from the base element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sargent Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Rick Leites, John E. Walsh, Michael J. Lorello, Adam O'Day, Douglas A. Clark, Victor Bogdanov, Angelo S. Arcaria
  • Patent number: 8869475
    Abstract: A firestopping sleeve positionable usually in walls which is self-adjusting and includes a sleeve defining an access corridor extending longitudinally therewithin with at least one firestopping pad positioned therein. The pad defines an access corridor extending therethrough for receiving wall penetrating cables which are firestopped therearound by the pad. A supplemental construction band is positioned extending around the pad for enhancing firestopping adjacent the penetrating wire for facilitating preventing the flow of heat, smoke or fire therepast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Specified Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Julio Lopes