Means Attaching Angle Section To Substructure Patents (Class 52/278)
  • Patent number: 10865569
    Abstract: An interlocking wall panel arrangement for mounting wall panels to an existing wall, includes a plurality of wall panels, each wall panel including a main wall panel section, a first interlocking section extend rearwardly from the main wall panel section at one end thereof, the first interlocking section includes walls defining a channel, and a second interlocking section extend rearwardly from the main wall panel section at an opposite end thereof for engaging with a first interlocking section of another the wall panel, the second interlocking section includes a projection wall that fits within the channel of another wall panel; and a securing arrangement for securing the first interlocking section to the existing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 10858847
    Abstract: A method or system for mounting fascia involving attaching at least two blocks, spaced apart to framing material, the blocks having upper and lower channels facing away from the framing material. Attaching an upper and lower J channel to a piece of fascia material and sliding the fascia material with the J channels into the block channels, then snapping caps over the at least two blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Russell Erickson
  • Patent number: 10787818
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure is a method of manufacturing a siding panel including providing a siding panel having a front face, a rear face, top edge, a bottom edge, a first side edge, and a second side edge, providing a support member having a top edge, a bottom edge, two side edges, a first face, and a second face, applying adhesive on a first face of the support member from one side edge of the support member to the other side edge of the support member, placing the support member on the rear face of the siding panel so the support member extends substantially from the first side edge to about ½ in. to about 2¼ in. away from the second side edge, completely securing the two side edges of a support member to the rear face of the siding panel, and laminating the support member to the siding panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Ashley A. Schultz, Robert D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10774547
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosure is a method of installing siding to a siding accessory using an installation aid. The method includes mounting and fastening at least one siding accessory to a surface, placing a siding panel onto the surface, the siding panel having a first side, a second side, a top edge, and a bottom edge, locking the siding panel into place, placing at least one installation aid between the first side and/or the second side of the siding panel and the at least one siding accessory, the installation aid having at least one projection spaced to create a gap between the first or second side of the siding panel and the at least one siding accessory to allow for expansion and contraction of the siding panel, sliding the siding panel over to the at least one siding accessory, and fastening the siding panel to the surface. Various embodiments of installation aids are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Colyn, Ashley A. Schultz, Robert T. Clark
  • Patent number: 10736469
    Abstract: A tub or shower surround kit, system, and method are disclosed. An example system for constructing a tub surround, shower surround, and wall covering includes a plurality of components including at least one panel, at least one edge component, and at least one interconnecting component. The example system also includes a tongue or lip of a first of the plurality of components configured to fit into a groove of a second of the plurality of components. The example system also includes a tongue or lip of the second of the plurality of components to fit into a groove of the first of the plurality of components. Any number of the plurality of components are connected adjacent a desired wall geometry to provide an assembled version of the tub surround, shower surround, and wall covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Francis Allen
  • Patent number: 10612245
    Abstract: A composite siding panel mountable on an exterior wall of a building includes a backing member and a siding member attached to the backing member, wherein the first side edge of the siding member overhangs the first side edge of the backing member, and the second side edge of the siding member also overhangs the second front side edge of the backing member. An adhesive coating joins the front face of the backing member to the rear face of the siding member. The adhesive coating runs substantially from the first side edge of the backing member to the second side edge thereof. In the field, the overhang on one side can be trimmed or removed as desired to make a siding assembly with the overhangs organized as desired for aesthetic purposes. A siding assembly including a plurality of composite siding panels adjacently mountable on an exterior wall of a building is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PROGRESSIVE FOAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Culpepper, Ryan Beach
  • Patent number: 10240343
    Abstract: A roof ridge shingle unit including: a substantially elongated cover element shaped like a plurality of shingles longitudinally overlapping partially each other and having a substantially inverted V-shaped transversal cross-sectional configuration defining a pair of opposed side edges and a zenith ridge extending longitudinally therealong between the side edges, the cover element defining a top surface and an opposed bottom surface, the cover element defining longitudinally opposed first and second ends; and a first end attachment provided substantially adjacent the first end and a second end attachment provided substantially adjacent the second end. The first and second end attachments are configured and sized so that the first end attachment of the roof shingle unit is attachable to the second end attachment of a similar roof shingle units so that the roof ridge shingle units are secured to each other in a predetermined positional relationship relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Rivard
  • Patent number: 9356174
    Abstract: The present invention relates more particularly to improved flashings for use in integrating specialized roof-mounted structures, such as photovoltaic devices for the generation of electrical energy, with conventional roofing materials on a roof. In one aspect, the invention provides a flashing element having a cross-sectional shape comprising a laterally-extending flange, the flange having an edge, a first end and a second end, the side flashing element comprising a return hem disposed at the edge and comprising a folded-over strip of material disposed over the top surface of the flange at the edge, the return hem having a first end disposed toward the first end of the edge, and a second end disposed toward the second end of the edge, wherein the total thickness of the return hem at its second end is no greater than the interior thickness of the return hem at its first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robin M. Duarte, Christopher C. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9279248
    Abstract: A seismic expansion joint cover assembly installed at an expansion gap between a first structural member on one side of a gap and a second member on the opposite side of the gap includes a cover panel bridging the gap having at least one hinged connector joining one edge of the cover panel to the first structural component to allow movement about an axis. The assembly includes at least one slide support which attaches to the second member, including an attachment flange, a track extending from the flange, and a lift component located on the track to lift the cover panel. A spring assembly attaches to the cover panel and engages the track and includes a spring plate with one or more springs attached thereto, a guide component attached to the spring plate and a saddle component having a grove to receive the guide component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Watson Bowman Acme Corp.
    Inventor: Paul Bradford
  • Patent number: 9151059
    Abstract: A roofing system, especially suited for use with metal roofing panels includes a V-shaped vent cover located above an air circulation vent at the crest or apex of a sloping roof. A vent closure strip in the form of a composite member is located in the gap between the vent cover and the roofing panels, which contain a series of ribs or protrusions forming an uneven surface. An air impermeable backing strip, which can be a closed cell foam, includes fastening blocks through which fasteners extend to fasten the vent cover to the roofing panels. Air permeable members are adhered to the backing strip. These air permeable members can be a reticulated foam with a convoluted lower surface for compressively conforming to the uneven upper surface of the roofing panels. The air permeable members are more porous and more dense than the air impermeable members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Pavlansky, Keith Pavlansky
  • Patent number: 8307601
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall element comprises a wood-cement plate-like body, a reinforcement embedded in the body and one or more plate-bracket units with a connecting plate rigidly connected to one or more anchoring brackets embedded in the plate-like body and engaged to the reinforcement, in which the plate-like body together with a rear surface of the connecting plate facing inwards the plate-like body define an assembling seat with an access opening lateral to the connecting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: B.B. Bonelli Building S.r.l.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Bonelli
  • Patent number: 8261495
    Abstract: A system for connecting panels of framing members utilizes five types of monolithic, elongate connectors. A first connector has a cross-section defined by an L-shaped portion and a straight portion extending from a bottom tip of the foot of the L-shaped portion at an angle. A second connector has a cross-section defined by an L-shaped portion and a straight portion extending from a top tip of the leg of the L-shaped portion at the same angle as the first connector. A third connector has a cross-section defined by a U-shaped portion and two straight sections extending away from the U-shaped portion. A fourth connector has a cross-section defined by two equal-length straight portions meeting at a right angle, and a fifth connector has a cross-section defined by a single straight portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Alphonso Griffin
  • Patent number: 8161704
    Abstract: A perimeter insulation strip for use when laying laminate or parquet floors is described. The perimeter insulation strips comprises a vapor barrier film including a perimeter insulation strip bonded on a front side and at least one adhesive layer arranged behind the perimeter insulation strip on a back side. The vapor barrier film has at least one overlapping section starting from the perimeter insulation strip to connect with a vapor barrier film below a floor covering to be laid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Selit Dammtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Marco Seitner
  • Patent number: 7958691
    Abstract: A filler assembly for spanning, filling, and concealing a gap between an installed metal cabinet and an adjacent wall, or adjacent cabinet is disclosed. The assembly includes a bracket and a filler strip and the filler strip is formed with a projecting tongue. The bracket includes a narrow channel sized to receive the tongue of the filler strip in a sliding relationship. The tongue of the filler strip can slide into the channel to different depths so that the tongue and bracket span and fill the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Viking Range Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Newhouse, Troy McDaniel
  • Patent number: 7950199
    Abstract: A filler assembly for spanning, filling, and concealing a gap between an installed metal cabinet and an adjacent wall, or adjacent cabinet is disclosed. The assembly includes a bracket, a backing strip and a filler strip and the filler strip is formed with a projecting tongue. The bracket includes a narrow channel sized to receive the tongue of the filler strip in a sliding relationship. The tongue of the filler strip can slide into the channel to different depths so that the tongue and bracket span and fill the gap and the position of the backing strip can be adjusted by an adjustment feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Viking Range Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Newhouse, Troy McDaniel
  • Patent number: 7823334
    Abstract: The present invention generally encompasses a ridge cap roofing product that is formed from a composite material. The ridge cap has a cross section that is generally in the shape of an inverted V with a rounded apex and includes a front section and a back section. The front section has a straight lower edge. The back section has a lowered edge that tapers both upward and inward. The tapered shape of the ridge cap's back section insures that installed ridge caps lie flat and that a covered ridge or hip does not have a saw tooth appearance. The ridge cap of the present invention is somewhat flexible so that it can be used with roofs that have a range of pitches. In one embodiment, the top surface of the ridge cap's front section is textured or contoured so that it simulates certain conventional shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Tamko Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Randal J. Jolitz
  • Patent number: 7784238
    Abstract: An adjustable height transition moulding and method for use thereof. The moulding is installed at the transition between adjoining floor coverings/surfaces, such as between carpet and laminate floor coverings. The moulding includes a contoured cap and a depending wall portion having a series of vertically spaced rib portions along its lower edge that snap into the channel of a base track that is mounted to the subfloor. The installed height of the moulding is adjusted by removing a selected number of the rib portions. The rib portions are spaced apart by slots and joined by relatively thin, vertically extending web portions. A knife or other blade is inserted through one of the slots to make an initial cut in the selected web portion, and the remainder of the web portion is then torn by pulling on the lower rib portions so as to peel them away over the full length of the moulding strip. The moulding is simply formed of extrusion molded flexible PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Toni P. Bannister
  • Patent number: 7178294
    Abstract: The present invention generally encompasses a ridge cap roofing product that is formed from a composite material. The ridge cap has a cross section that is generally in the shape of an inverted V with a rounded apex and includes a front section and a back section. The front section has a straight lower edge. The back section has a lowered edge that tapers both upward and inward. The tapered shape of the ridge cap's back section insures that installed ridge caps lie flat and that a covered ridge or hip does not have a saw tooth appearance. The ridge cap of the present invention is somewhat flexible so that it can be used with roofs that have a range of pitches. In one embodiment, the top surface of the ridge cap's front section is textured or contoured so that it simulates certain conventional shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Epoch Composite Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Randal J. Jolitz
  • Patent number: 6591557
    Abstract: The panel system is meant for construction of a panel fillet or a major panel surface to be mounted in a pitched roof or in a facade, comprising a number of fixed panels (1) together with a number of openable panels (2), each panel comprising a frame structure composed of frame members (13, 22) bordering a panelling element (32) between them, each frame member (13, 22) comprising a profile element (30) and at least a core element (35). The profile elements (30) are designed as uniform standard parts, and in that at least some frame members of the frame structure are provided with means to vary the moment of inertia, where the means can comprise at least one element (47) which is received in said core element (35) and which extend over essentially the entire length of the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: VKR Holdings A/S
    Inventors: Morten Werner Thomsen, Hans Ove Pedersen, Lars Helmersen, Vagn Elnfeldt Jensen, Aage Mathiassen Wind, Niels Birkedal Kristiansen
  • Patent number: 6532704
    Abstract: A system for boarding up a store front window, and more specifically a corner bracket for use in removably supporting a panel respective an opening formed by a store front frame having corners. The panel temporarily closes the opening while avoiding damage to the frame, and preventing intrusion through the store front frame. The corner bracket has spaced parallel flanges connected by perpendicular load bearing wall members. One bracket is received at each corner of the store front frame and the load bearing wall members bear against adjacent frame members that form a corner. One of the flanges engage an interior surface of the frame while the opposed flange is attached to the panel. This causes the corner bracket to urge the panel against the exterior wall surface of the frame. The panel can be of an area greater than the area defined by the inner periphery of the frame to bring the marginal edge of the panel into engagement with the exterior frame face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Michael Guynn Hart
  • Patent number: 6487821
    Abstract: The panels (1, 2) are along a frame member connected to one or more support elements (3) in an angle of inclination in relation to a subjacent securing plane by means of mounting and hinge fittings (4) which can be adjusted in dependence of said angle of inclination, the fittings also constituting the hinge fittings of the openable panels. Each fitting (4) comprises a securing part for connection with the support element (3), a hinge part for connection with the frame structure of the panel (1, 2) and an adjustment part connecting the securing part with the hinge part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Morten Werner Thomsen, Hans Ove Pedersen, Lars Helmersen, Vagn Einfeldt Jensen, Aage Mathiassen Wind, Niels Birkedal Kristiansen
  • Publication number: 20010042349
    Abstract: A trim for sealing joints between a horizontal surface and a vertical surface against water penetration has an elongated body with a front-side and a back-side. The front-side has a curvature having a convex part and a concave part that together forming a continuous curvature to channel the flow of water away from the joint. The back-side has at least two recesses for an adhesive-sealant application, where the first recess is used for adhering to the vertical wall and the second is used adhering to the joint. The trim can be made of ceramic or plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 6311442
    Abstract: An external corner formative member which comprises an angled corner plate portion, and a pair of groove portions formed on the opposite sides of the corner plate, respectively, for receiving a side edge portion of a building board, wherein at least one rib which is adapted to be contacted with the building board so as to function as a weir for preventing rain water from penetrating (or for receiving the kinetic energy of rain water) is projected from the bottom of the groove portions. A broad space is formed between the rib and a back plate portion of the groove so as to interrupt the flow of rain water running toward the interior of building frame. A ridge functioning as a weir may be formed on the back plate portion of the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Nichiha Corp.
    Inventor: Morimichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6123169
    Abstract: An out-of-doors prefabricated, pre-engineered vertical wall structure constructed entirely of pressure treated wood and comprised of successive individual wall sections tightly arranged in an end-to-end pattern. Supporting rectangular posts join immediately adjacent wall sections together end-to-end and occupy the entire space between the sections, each of the posts having flat surfaces facing the ends of immediately adjacent wall sections on opposite sides of the post with upright pairs of spaced cants secured to said flat surfaces so as to form upright channels extending upwardly from top to bottom on the posts, each pair of cants being spaced apart to receive one end of one of said wall sections in a tight relation between said cants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Hoover Treated Wood Products
    Inventors: Timothy R. Borris, Barry W. Holden
  • Patent number: 6026620
    Abstract: A building system and apparatus for forming a wall on a footing. U-shaped channels and H-shaped or T-shaped members coupled at their sides by rigid links hold foam panels in a desired spaced relationship. Vertically oriented panels aligned and connected by T-shaped members or horizontally oriented panels stacked with and connected by H-shaped members are inserted into the U-shaped channels to form a structure of the desired length. Concrete is poured between the panels and members where it hardens to form a structural wall. The planar surfaces of the U-shaped, H-shaped and T-shaped members enable the members to be extruded, thereby substantially reducing member production costs. Furthermore, widely available conventional foam panels can be used, reducing panel production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Inventor: Gerald T. Spude
  • Patent number: 5937599
    Abstract: Interior construction system for a sanitary area which has plate-shaped wall elements made of glass. The wall elements can be either straight or curved into a radius. The wall elements are connected positively and non-positively to a load-bearing element or stay pipe. Fastening locators on the stay pipe pass through a boring in the wall element and secure the wall element by the use of a fastener on the end of the fastening locator. A panel profile is attached to the stay pipe to conceal the joint formed by the wall elements. The panel profile has an enlarged cross-section at the end of its legs wherein a gasket resides in a groove and forms a seal at the wall elements. The interior construction system for a sanitary area has glass wall elements which are attached to stay pipes at differing angles. The joints of the wall elements on the stay pipes are hidden and sealed by panel profiles which are attached to the stay pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: DORMA GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolf Gerischer, Angela Oedekoven-Gerischer
  • Patent number: 5600924
    Abstract: A structure is provided with base platform connectors which may be mounted on concrete pilings and which may join multiple floor rafters. Corner columns are connected to the top of certain platform connectors. The corner columns include vertical beams having a modified C-shaped cross-section to allow the sheeting to be attached directly thereto. Each corner column includes two vertical beams affixed back-to-back with spacers therebetween. A knife plate projects from the top of each column and is received within a lower end of a rafter. Hip and valley rafters include support beams having a modified open C-shaped cross-section. Each support beam receives purlins which provide a flat surface on the top and bottom sides thereof for receiving sheeting. Main frame rafters and wall columns are provided between the hip and valley rafters and are formed from support beams having a straight C-shaped cross-section to receive the purlins and exterior studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Gordon L. Forsberg
  • Patent number: 5526617
    Abstract: A tamperproof system, for the concealment of conduits that are typically situated near to an intersection of two constructional surfaces that are normal to each other, includes a base having parts proportioned for securement to the respective constructional surfaces, the base having first and second distal ends corresponding to one each of the constructional surfaces, the ends having first complemental engagement elements having an outward-to-inward curvature relative to each of the constructional surfaces, the curvature of the ends defining an inwardly directed transverse channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Inventor: J. Gordon Grice
  • Patent number: 5444953
    Abstract: An interior corner joint for joining wall board panels, particularly wall board panels simulating tiles embedded in grout, in a corner. The interior corner joint comprises a first base section; a second base section extending upwardly from said first base section and being perpendicular to said first base section; a rib extending upwardly from said first base section disposed adjacent to said second base section and canted toward said second base section, said rib, second base section, and first base section defining a channel adapted to receive a first wall board panel; and a flange at the distal end of said rib extending outwardly from said rib and inclined toward said first base section, said rib, flange and first base section defining a second channel adapted to receive a second wall board panel in substantially perpendicular relationship to said first wall board panel. With the two wall board panels inserted into the two channels the only exposed part of the joint is the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Trayco, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Koenig, Douglas F. Hutchings, David W. Gibbard, Richard C. Manwell
  • Patent number: 5187908
    Abstract: A space divider system for subdividing an interior space into distinct work areas is disclosed. The space divider system makes use of modular wall panels having improved interconnection components adapted to interact with tubular mounting frames which are interconnected intermediate to adjacent wall panels. Each wall panel includes a spring-biased upper bracket and a lower bracket each of which is mounted to a respective upper and lower horizontal surface at each corner of the wall panel. The lower bracket has an upturned lip which captures the lower open end of the mounting frame. The upper bracket is normally biased in an open position to permit the mounting frame to be aligned against the wall panel and is thereafter moved downward until its downturned lip captures the open upper end of the mounting frame. Pre-assembly of the upper bracket on each wall panel permits a method of easy and quick assembly and disassembly of the wall panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: La-Z-Boy Chair Company
    Inventor: Charles I. Losensky
  • Patent number: 5060439
    Abstract: Expansion joint cover assemblies are disclosed which are structured and dimensioned for use in covering expansion joints or spaces between adjacent structural sections of a building such as spaced floors or floor and wall sections. The assemblies include base members adapted to be positioned and secured to the adjacent structural sections and a leaf spring cover member fixedly interconnected to one of the base members at one end and bridging the expansion joint or space between the structural sections in a cantilever manner such that the cover member lies in a plane essentially flush with the floor section or sections and is structured and dimensioned to be slidably interconnected with the other base member to provide a secure, functionally effective and aesthetically pleasing assembly for accommodating translational relative movement of the structural sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Watson Bowman Acme Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Clements, Maxim A. Fedor, Jerry T. Moffitt, Lisa Ye, John F. Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 4905438
    Abstract: A splashboard assembly for mounting upon a countertop and against a vertical wall. The assembly includes a splashboard and a clip. The clip has an upper and lower portions, and can couple the splashboard to the countertop adjacent said vertical wall. The lower portion has a fastening arrangement for fastening the lower portion to the countertop. The upper portion has support devices for supporting the splashboard. The clip has a section for biasing the splashboard against said vertical wall with respect to said countertop. One, or more, clips are first attached to the countertop edge. When the countertop is in place, the splashboard is snapped onto the clips. A decorative end cap may also be provided to cover any exposed end of the splashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Inventor: Stephen Brennan
  • Patent number: 4864787
    Abstract: A lap board type of corner structure which comprises a series of panels on opposite sides of a corner wherein one set of panels on one side of the corner have end corner-overlapping hook-shaped portions interlocking with similarly shaped end portions on the other set of panels on the other side of the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventor: Stanley Bukowski
  • Patent number: 4827683
    Abstract: A corner post formed of two elongated members, which may be molded plastic, each member has a decorative ridge on the front face, a part of one ridge on one of the members lying along an edge thereof and defining a flange having an inner face which abuts an adjacent edge of the other member and covers the crack between the members. The ridge on the other member is spaced from its edge, the same distance as the first ridge is spaced from the front face of the other member. Additional symmetrically spaced ridges may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: Fypon, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Poole
  • Patent number: 4766710
    Abstract: A corner support strip for attaching a pair of wall panels to a concrete corner defined by a pair of perpendicular faces. The support strip has a pair of wall support sections, which are joined along one edge and are generally perpendicular to one another. A spacer section is attached to the outer edge of each wall support section and extends toward the column at a right angle. A flange extends from the edge of one of the spacer sections at a right angle away from the corner. The flange is attached to the face of the concrete corner, and the wall panels are attached to the wall support sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Inventors: Charles A. Tompkins, William A. Hames
  • Patent number: 4611449
    Abstract: Apparatus for concealment and abridgement of relatively larger expansion joint voids between structures exhibiting orthogonal relative movement. The assembly consists of base plate and slide structure secured in orthogonal disposition on opposite sides of an expansion void, with angular matching cover plate structure supported on said base plate and slide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Metalines, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Wilson, Dale A. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 4608800
    Abstract: A significant drawback in prior art methods of fastening vinyl siding to the exterior of houses is the objectionable appearance of the junction between horizontal and vertical retaining strips around right angle openings (windows and doors) in the walls being covered. Typically, these channel shaped retaining strips are butted up against one another at the corners. Gaps and rough edges resulting from the cutting and fitting of these pieces are quite visually objectionable. Applicant's invention comprises a corner piece which is firmly attached to the wall at the juncture of the horizontal and vertical retainer strips and covers the juncture between the horizontal and vertical retainer strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Inventor: Richard Fredette
  • Patent number: 4577442
    Abstract: A shingle mount for affixing first and second shingles along a roof ridge comprises a sheet member bendable about its longitudinal, medial axis to present first and second plates sloping therefrom. The mount is nailed atop the roof ridge so that the medial axis of the sheet defines the ridge line with the plates overlying the adjoining roof surfaces. At the end of each plate is a clamping flange which holds a ridge shingle atop each plate and in a proper position along the roof ridge upon insertion of the butt end of a shingle therein. The underlying plates direct moisture away from the overlying shingles and cooperate with the perforated clamping flanges to inhibit prolonged contact of deteriorating moisture with the ridge shingles so as to prolong shingle life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Inventor: Ernest F. Callaway
  • Patent number: 4561229
    Abstract: An improved modular office screen assembly having a plurality of hollow rigid frame members supporting a central panel member is disclosed. The frame members can be interconnected through the use of connector members attached adjacent corner apertures that are dimensionally defined to receive a fastener member of a composite configuration. The fastener member has an upper part of a plastic shell to provide a planar surface contiguous with the frame member and a lower plate member to ensure both strength and retention capabilities to the fastener member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Pleion Corporation
    Inventor: Clifford W. Gartung
  • Patent number: 4536995
    Abstract: A corner panel assembly (for mounting items such as speakers in a corner of a room where two walls and the ceiling converge) comprises a generally triangular mounting frame including three side pieces connected by corner brackets. The side pieces are V-shaped, having an outer panel leg and a wall leg extending from the back thereof at acute angle, wherein the wall leg is secured to the walls and ceilings adjacent to corner. A front panel is removably secured to the panel legs of the side pieces of the mounting frame, such as by Velcro, quarter-turn fasteners, or other means. The mounting frame is mounted in a corner, and the item desired to be mounted is secured to mounting panel, whereafter the mounting panel is secured to the mounting frame, concealing the frame unobtrusively utilizing the space of the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Inventor: Russell A. Frederick
  • Patent number: 4445302
    Abstract: The building roof structure is arranged so that attachment of that structure to building support elements does not require penetration through such roof structure into the interior of the building. The panels overlap and the attachment of the panels to the building support elements occurs in the overlap areas so that elements are interposed between the attachments and the building interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Inventor: Charles Dean
  • Patent number: 4423572
    Abstract: A roof construction disposed for superimposing upon an existing roof to provide for heat insulation and water-proofing employs a novel interlocking panel construction which facilitates assembly and insures water-tightness as well as providing for insertion of insulating material. It is especially adapted for a mobile home application but may also be used on other house structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Inventor: Edward S. Tor
  • Patent number: 4339898
    Abstract: A combination fascia and G-trim moulding is disclosed comprising, firstly, a J-trim moulding in two pieces each having a generally L-shaped profile singly and a U-shaped profile when secured together; and, secondly, a fascia moulding having a vertical portion and a horizontal portion, the latter having a downwardly extending flange at its free edge; the flange engaging a longitudinally extending deep slot formed in the attaching branch of the upper piece of the J-trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Inventor: Carold Pichette
  • Patent number: 4192108
    Abstract: A series of rectangular roof panels and rectangular wall panels each include inner and outer corrugated sheet metal skins which are rigidly secured by fasteners to opposite sides of formed sheet metal longitudinally extending spacer members rigidly connected by formed sheet metal laterally extending spacer members. The inner skins and spacer members of the roof panels are rigidly connected across a ridge portion to transmit tension forces. The outer skins and spacer members of the roof panels form a pitch of less than twelve degrees and are rigidly connected across the ridge portion for transmitting compression forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1980
    Inventor: Colin F. Lowe
  • Patent number: 4189885
    Abstract: Trim components for siding construction are disclosed. The principal trim component is a trim strip having a J-shaped channel and a smaller adjacent C-shaped channel opening substantially perpendicular to each other. Two of these trim strips together with a corner cap form an outside corner assembly. The unique trim strip also has unique uses for covering soffits and window and door trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1980
    Assignee: Wolverine Aluminum Corporation
    Inventor: Jack E. Fritz
  • Patent number: 4106245
    Abstract: A series of rectangular roof panels and rectangular wall panels each include inner and outer corrugated sheet metal skins which are rigidly secured by fasteners to opposite sides of formed sheet metal longitudinally extending spacer members rigidly connected by formed sheet metal laterally extending spacer members. A formed sheet metal box-type ridge beam and a series of fasteners rigidly connect the inner skins and spacer members of the roof panels on opposite sides of the ridge to transmit tension forces, and a compressive wedge and fasteners rigidly connect the outer skins and spacer members of the roof panels for transmitting compression forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Inventor: Colin F. Lowe
  • Patent number: 4063393
    Abstract: A panel assembly comprised of two or more pre-formed panel members securely joined operatively with each other without utilizing separate fastening means. The panels employed utilize pre-formed snap locking means provided along margins thereof to effect interconnection of adjacent panels to each other or to a pre-formed connecting member interposed therebetween. The panel assembly may be incorporated into roof, ceiling and wall constructions, which may include integral corner joints depending upon structural requirements. Tools to assist in assembling panels into an integral assembly also are disclosed. The procedure of hook and snap-lock assembling a panel structure may be performed by hand; by utilizing the assistance of tools disclosed; or by utilizing other mechanical aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1973
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1977
    Inventor: Andrew J. Toti
  • Patent number: 4048768
    Abstract: An appurtenance may be lockably secured to a decoratable wall by the disclosed device. The decoratable wall includes a decoratable panel with a resilient edge, at least one spline with a plurality of slots therein, and a frame supporting the panel and spline. The device includes a bracket to which the appurtenance may be attached having at least one hook member for removable insertion into a first slot in the spline, and a safety lock carried by and movable with respect thereto into engagement with a second slot of the same spline. The safety lock ensures the hook member may not be disengaged from the spline while the safety lock is engaged with the second slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Harter Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne W. Good
  • Patent number: 4047353
    Abstract: A clip secure a roofing ridge- or hip-cap to a building structure. The lower part of the clip is anchored to the building structure and the upper part passes between adjacent cap pieces, forming the continuous roof capping, and overlies the upper surfaces of both cap pieces. The clip is adjustable to suit the requirements of individual applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Assignee: Monier Colourtile Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Raymond Joseph Aarons
  • Patent number: 4024685
    Abstract: A method of anchoring ridge-capping or hip-capping to the structure of a building. A rail fitted with a series of clips moveable therealong is secured to a hip- or ridge-board. Flanges on the clips engage the upper surfaces of a series of end-to-end cap sections forming a continuous roof capping above the rail. The clips are adjustable to suit individual applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Assignee: Monier Colourtile Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Raymond Joseph Aarons