Irreversibly Reactive Component Patents (Class 52/232)
  • Patent number: 11542706
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a profile member for a suspended ceiling system, comprising forming a sheet metal material into an elongate T-shaped profile member with a web having two web side walls and a pair of oppositely disposed flanges projecting from a bottom portion of the web, and laser welding the elongate T-shaped profile member for providing a laser weld joint extending in a longitudinal direction of the T-shaped profile member and joining the two web side walls to each other. The step of laser welding comprises alternatingly performing a first operation and a second operation, the second operation being different from the first operation, whereby a laser weld joint is provided comprising along its extension alternating welded first sections associated to the first operation and second sections associated to the second operation. The present invention also relates to an elongate profile member provided with a laser weld joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ECOPHON AB
    Inventor: Thomas Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11512523
    Abstract: A closure may include a door configured to seal an opening. The door may include a section with an internal cavity. The closure may also include a core within a first portion of the internal cavity of the section. The core may be configured to expand from a relaxed state to an expanded state and provide a seal between the door and an edge of the opening when the core is in the expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: CORNELLCOOKSON, LLC
    Inventor: David Dawdy
  • Patent number: 11453200
    Abstract: The invention relates to a non-flammable panel with real wood veneer and a method for manufacturing such a panel. The non-flammable panel is characterized by a non-flammable carrier board and a thin real wood veneer which was laminated onto the carrier board by means of a mineral glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Knauf Gips KG
    Inventors: Karl Michael Knoblauch, Markus Riessler
  • Patent number: 11441310
    Abstract: A water-draining joint sealing tape can be used universally for different profile dimensions, for sealing structural joints against sound and/or smoke and optionally against fire. A joint sealing tape for sealing a joint between a first component and a second component can include an elongate connecting element and at least two sealing elements which are positioned on the connecting element so as to be spaced apart next to one another and so as to extend in the longitudinal direction of the connecting element. The sealing elements and the connecting element can include a one piece open-cell, slow-burning foam and encased by a plastic film, which tape has at least one opening in the plastic film on an underside of each sealing element. Furthermore, a water-draining sealing arrangement for sealing structural joints can be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Förg, Jekaterina Miller, Roland Weixler, Mario Paetow, Andreas Ober
  • Patent number: 11306479
    Abstract: A straight beam made for use in a suspended horizontal drywall ceiling. The beam is modified so that it can be bent in multiple directions to multiple predetermined angles. The beam has a web connecting two top flanges to two bottom flanges. A notch in the web extends through either the top or bottom flanges dividing the beam into a first side and a second side. The first side and the second side may each contain a pocket angled away from an outward face of the web forming a cutout having a locking edge and optionally a protuberance projecting out in the same direction as the pocket. Furthermore, the first side and the second side may optionally each contain an indentation projecting outward from the web in a direction opposite the spring pocket. As a result, when the beam is bent to the desired predetermined angle the locking edge or indentation may engage with the protuberance locking the angle in place. A soffit may then be constructed with drywall hung therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Worthington Armstrong Venture
    Inventors: Brett W. Sareyka, Yu Lin, Jeff Markley, Jason Robbins, Sebastien Place, Joshua L. Neal
  • Patent number: 11149432
    Abstract: An area separation wall (ASW) may include gypsum liner panels and structural elements located between adjacent ones of the gypsum liner panels. A sealing material may be located between the gypsum liner panels and the structural elements, and between adjacent ones of the structural elements. The sealing material may form seals therebetween, such that the ASW is substantially airtight when assembled. In addition, the ASW may include a fire rating of at least 2 hours in compliance with ANSI/UL 263.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED GYPSUM, INC.
    Inventors: Stanley D. Gatland, Todd P. Dinoia, Conor Patrick McDonald
  • Patent number: 11111666
    Abstract: Fire or sound blocking components are configured to resist the transmission of fire, heat or sound through a gap in a wall assembly. The components can be elongate and have a profile of a consistent cross-sectional shape along the length of the component. In some arrangements, the component is configured to provide fire or sound blocking to a dynamic head-of-wall joint of a wall assembly. In other arrangements, the component is configured to provide fire or sound blocking to a reveal gap within or along an edge of a wall assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventor: Donald Anthony Pilz
  • Patent number: 11091908
    Abstract: A thermal insulating and sealant element can thermally insulate and seal a safing slot within a building construction having a wall construction. The insulating and sealant element includes an elastic sealing element; a formwork; an insulator, which comprises a thermally resistant and/or air tight material; and a supplemental attachment apparatus for attaching the elastic sealing element to an interior wall surface of an interior panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Mario Paetow, Christian Foerg, Sebastian Simon, Manfred Klein
  • Patent number: 11060280
    Abstract: An approved dynamic construction effectively thermally insulates and seals a safing slot between a floor of a building and an exterior wall construction, wherein the exterior wall construction includes a curtain wall configuration defined by an interior wall surface. The dynamic, thermally insulating and sealing system includes a tubular sealing element having wing-like connection areas for attaching the tubular sealing element to the curtain wall construction and the floor of a building, 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 and to enhance the water-stopping properties of the insulation and seal within the safing slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthew Zemler, Mario Paetow, Arndt Andresen
  • Patent number: 11028260
    Abstract: A rubber composition contains: (A) an ethylene-?-olefin-based copolymer rubber including an ethylene unit and an ?-olefin unit having 3 or more carbon atoms; (B) a fire retardant including a phosphorus atom and a nitrogen atom; (C) a thermally expandable graphite; and (D) additive particles that are porous particles or particles having ion exchangeability. A content of the fire retardant is 50 to 250 parts by mass and a content of the additive particles is 15 parts by mass or less with respect to 100 parts by mass of the ethylene-?-olefin-based copolymer rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Sakai, Sadayuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 11002007
    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. In particular, a process for assembling a unitized panel for use within an exterior dynamic curtain wall assembly, which includes glass, especially vision glass extending to the finished floor level below, is described as well as a unitized panel assembled according to said process and its installation to improve fire stopping at the safing slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthew Zemler, Arndt Andresen, Nathan Jennings, Chad Stroike
  • Patent number: 10989336
    Abstract: A fire stop device having a body having a through bore and the body being sized and shaped to be positioned within an opening in a wall. the body is made from a moldable a thermoplastic resin having a blowing agent suspended therein. The blowing agent has a predetermined gas release temperature and the thermoplastic resin has a melting temperature above the predetermined gas release temperature of the blowing agent; wherein when exposed to a fire the blowing agent first begins to release gas and the resin softens as the resin is heated until the resin is soft enough for the released gas to expand the plastic to form a foam to close said through bore before a char is formed on said expanded body by said fire. A method of forming a fitting having the blowing agent suspended therein is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CANPLAS INDUSTRIES LTD
    Inventor: James Mantyla
  • Patent number: 10975989
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an intumescent fire sleeve for a conduit, such as a pipe, a cable or a device penetrating a wall, a ceiling or a floor in a building, said fire sleeve comprising at least one layer of intumescent material and one carrier being connected to the layer of intumescent material, and said fire sleeve having a length (L) that at least corresponds to a circumference of the conduit for which it is intended, with the characteristics that at least the carrier has spring-loaded characteristics and that the carrier, in a non-applied position has the ability to coil onto itself in a spiral manner. The disclosure also relates to a coil of such intumescent fire sleeves and to a method for installation of such an intumescent fire sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventor: Rainer Albers
  • Patent number: 10954670
    Abstract: An improved fire-blocking gasket profile for a fire-rated joint, such as a head-of-wall assembly. Fire-rated joints are aimed at inhibiting or preventing fire, heat, or smoke from leaving one portion of a building and entering another portion of a building. Fire-rated joints can also accommodate movement between adjacent building structures, such as between a ceiling and the top of a wall. The improved fire-blocking gasket profile includes a first layer formed of an intumescent material, a second layer formed of a foil lining and a third layer formed of the vinyl profile. The vinyl profile includes an air gap with the intumescent material positioned therein. A vertical portion of the vinyl profile is positioned between a header track and a wallboard in the fire-rated joint. A horizontal portion of the vinyl profile is positioned at least partially within a deflection gap and sealingly engages with the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventor: Donald Anthony Pilz
  • Patent number: 10920417
    Abstract: Described herein is a fire-rated system construction for building joint systems and method thereof, wherein a packing material and a non-porous adhesive article are used to pack and seal a building joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John C. Hulteen, George W. Frost, Robert E. Gestner, Richard J. Haffner, Ernst L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10907751
    Abstract: A fire protection element is useful for the separation of openings passing through walls or ceilings, in particular of line passages. The fire protection element has a molded part made from intumescent material with a plurality of through-openings for the passage of lines which extend in particular parallel to each other from a first side to an opposite second side of the fire protection element. In each case, the through-openings for the passage are tightly sealed relative to flue gas by a membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Herbert Münzenberger, Paul Langford, Ulf Mordau
  • Patent number: 10731338
    Abstract: An approved dynamic construction is useful 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 surface. The dynamic, thermally insulating and sealing system contains a tubular sealing element having wing-like connection areas for attaching the tubular sealing element to the curtain wall construction and the floor of a building, 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 and to enhance the water-stopping properties of the insulation and seal within the safing slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthew Zemler, Mario Paetow, Arndt Andresen
  • Patent number: 10669710
    Abstract: A fireproof profile may be used for sealing a structural joint, in particular a connection joint between a dry wall and a ceiling. The fireproof profile includes a profiled element which has an inner face and an outer face arranged opposite the inner face and has an inner section, at least one arc section, and at least one side section. The side section is connected to the inner section via the arc section. The fireproof profile further includes at least one intumescent element made of an intumescent material. The arc section has a wall thickness which optionally differs from the wall thickness of the inner section and/or of the side section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Förg
  • Patent number: 10669709
    Abstract: An approved dynamic construction is used 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 includes a curtain wall configuration defined by an interior wall glass surface, including one or more aluminum framing members. In particular, a process for assembling a unitized panel for use within an exterior dynamic curtain wall assembly, which includes glass, especially vision glass extending to the finished floor level below, is described as well as a unitized panel assembled according to said process and its installation to improve fire stopping at the safing slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthew Zemler, Arndt Andresen, Nathan Jennings, Chad Stroike
  • Patent number: 10648172
    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: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Arndt Andresen, Matthew Zemler, Chad Stroike
  • Patent number: 10648177
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to support members for ceiling systems, such as those that can be formed into an interconnected grid to be suspended from a ceiling and support ceiling tiles. One aspect of the disclosure is a linearly-extending support member for a ceiling tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CEILINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robin C. Czyzewicz, Bryan Neubeker, Matthew Rapposelli
  • Patent number: 10610711
    Abstract: A firestop collar (10) for sealing of an opening, especially of a line penetration (12), that passes through a wall (11) or ceiling, has a frame (16) and a block (20) of optionally intumescent material disposed therein, and is characterized in that the frame (16) is of modular construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Herbert Muenzenberger, Hans Henning Artmann, Markus Koegler, Egon Berghofer
  • Patent number: 10596399
    Abstract: A firestop collar (10) for sealing of openings, especially of line penetrations (12), that pass through walls (11) or ceilings, has a frame (16) and a block (20) of optionally intumescent material disposed therein, and is characterized in that the frame (16) is of modular construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Herbert Muenzenberger, Hans Henning Artmann, Markus Koegler, Egon Berghofer
  • Patent number: 10538915
    Abstract: A process for assembling a fire-, smoke-, sound- and/or water-proof system within a dynamic curtain wall façade uses a tubular sealing element containing a thermally resistant flexible foam material for insulating and sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthew Zemler, Mario Paetow, Arndt Andresen
  • Patent number: 10519653
    Abstract: A facade assembly for a building can have at least one facade element, which may be fastened to a wall or an inter-story ceiling of the building. The assembly can also have at least one fire-protection element, which may be mounted between the facade element and the wall or the inter-story ceiling. The fire-protection element contains an insulating layer and at least one angle profile with two flanges disposed at an angle relative to one another, wherein one of the flanges of the angle profile is fastened to the facade element and the other flange of the angle profile bears on the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HILTI AKTEINGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schulz-Hanke, Sebastian Simon
  • Patent number: 10472818
    Abstract: A first constituent member configured such that a plurality of panels overlaps and a second constituent member configured such that a plurality of panels overlaps are included, in which a first link member that can be expanded and contracted is connected to the first constituent member, a second link member that can be expanded and contracted is connected to the second constituent member, each of the constituent members can be expanded and contracted by expansion and contraction of each of the link members, the first constituent member and the second constituent member can relatively be rotated around rotation axes and also can removably be connected, the first link member and the second link member are connected to both ends of connecting link arm members via a free joint respectively, and the first link member and the second link member can be separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: NARITA MFG., LTD., TOKYO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, GrandTech Fujimoto Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jozo Ishida, Iri Takeshita, Naoyuki Takesue, Hideo Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10415239
    Abstract: A facade assembly which is suitable for a building includes: at least one facade element, which can be secured to a story outer edge of the building, and at least one fire-protection element, which is installed between the facade element and the story outer edge, where the fire-protection element contains an insulating layer and a fire-protection mat, where the insulating layer has a first side face facing the facade element and a second side face, which is disposed opposite the first side face and faces the story outer edge, and a bottom face, which extends between the first and second side face, and where the fire-protection mat wraps around the bottom face of the insulating layer and bears against at least one part of the first and second side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfang Schulz-Hanke, Stefan Juli, Johann Huber, Rene Hennig, Sebastian Simon
  • 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