Conduit, Trim, Or Shield Member At Corner Patents (Class 52/287.1)
  • Patent number: 11384545
    Abstract: A profile system includes elongate profiles (2) for terminating installed tiles with a uniform, substantially L-shaped cross-section comprising a fastening leg (5) for fastening to a substrate and forming a bearing surface. An adjoining, substantially perpendicular, boundary leg (6) forms a contact surface for the tiles and each of the front ends (12) of the boundary leg forms a contact surface provided with a receiving opening (13) for receiving a connecting element (4). At least one corner connecting piece (3) is configured to visually connect the front ends (12) of the boundary legs of three profiles (2). At least two connecting elements (4) are configured so that one exposed end is inserted into the receiving opening (13) of a profile (2) for terminating installed tiles and an other exposed end is inserted into the receiving recess (24) of a corner connecting piece (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Schluter Systems L.P.
    Inventor: Werner Schluter
  • Patent number: 11365549
    Abstract: A finishing profile for a floor covering, including at least a flange-shaped portion, which extends on opposite sides of an attachment portion situated on the underside, wherein the flange-shaped portion is formed in one piece from synthetics and is provided for being subdivided at the location of the attachment portion. The invention further also relates to a cutting tool for cutting up such finishing profile for a floor covering, wherein this cutting tool includes a body and includes at least one knife, wherein the position of the knife is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Christophe Naeyaert, Ewan Demaegdt, Jonas Deman
  • Patent number: 10968693
    Abstract: A multi-piece valance body is configured to extend lengthwise along the front of an adjacent headrail (e.g., of a covering for an architectural opening) between opposed lateral ends. The valance body may include a first valance body portion and a second valance body portion, with the body portions configured to be coupled together via a joint defined between the body portions in the lengthwise direction across the length of the headrail (e.g., a width of the architectural opening) to form the complete valance body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HUNTER DOUGLAS INDUSTRIES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stout, Ajit Singh, Alberto Gonzalez, Ronnie Sullivan, Ryan Peters, Stephen Jones, Maureen Carroll
  • Patent number: 10964237
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display device, a method for producing a display device, and a method for inspecting a display device, which are capable of inspecting, after bonding of a display panel and a FPC to each other, a conductive line formed near an edge of the display panel and/or an edge of the FPC for open circuits, partial open circuits, and short circuits. The display device includes: a display panel; a flexible printed circuit connected to the display panel; and an inspection line formed along one or both of an edge of the display panel and an edge of the flexible printed circuit and including a capacitance-forming portion that exhibits capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhichiroh Asatani, Daiji Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10889995
    Abstract: A wall assembly comprises a first sidewall, a second sidewall and a rear wall, wherein a plurality of non-porous tiles are affixed to the first sidewall, the second sidewall and the rear wall of the wall assembly. Each first sidewall tile, second sidewall tile, and rear wall tile extends the full length of one dimension of the first sidewall, the second sidewall, and the rear wall, respectively. Both upper and lower edges of the first sidewall tiles, second sidewall tiles, and rear wall tiles comprise a chamfer optionally terminating short of a first end and a second end of the first and second sidewall tiles and rear wall tiles. The rear wall tiles comprise a dado located at each end of the rear wall tile that provides a hidden connection with the first and second sidewall tiles. The first and second sidewall tiles and the rear wall tiles are of a synthetic or natural material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: DUPONT SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION, INC.
    Inventors: Yuka Midorikawa-Haelters, Matthew Schmitt, Donald Strum, Robert Beale Van Varick, Barry D Olson, Jeffrey Hutchins, Kevin Urbanski
  • Patent number: 10745911
    Abstract: The disclosure provides example drainage channels, drainage systems, building walls and methods. An example drainage channel includes a drainage panel for conveying water within a building wall. The drainage panel is impermeable and has a first end and a second end. A support panel is coupled to the first end or the second end of the drainage panel such that the support panel is configured to be arranged vertically relative to the building wall. The drainage panel is configured to be arranged either perpendicular to an exterior sheathing of the building wall or angled downward from the first end of the drainage panel toward both the second end of the drainage panel and the exterior sheathing of the building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVATION CALUMET LLC
    Inventor: Gary R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10731354
    Abstract: A method of applying a veneer exterior wall system, the method having the steps of attaching a weep screed substantially horizontally on a wall at a location where a veneer has a termination edge; attaching a weather barrier layer over an outward side of the wall, the weather barrier extending downward and terminating at the upper flange; attaching a drainage mat over on an outward side of the weather barrier, the drainage mat extending downward and terminating at the upper flange, wherein the apertures are directly below at least a portion of the drainage mat; attaching a mesh over on an outward side of the drainage mat, the mesh extending downward and terminating at the upper flange; and applying at least one coat of plaster over the mesh, the coat of plaster extending downward and terminating at the upper flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Denis P. Friel
  • Patent number: 10724241
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fiber cement cladding system such as fiber cement shingles or shakes which can have the appearance of authentic wood. Each individual fiber cement shingle or shake comprises a textured surface having a depth of relief and a coating system disposed on the textured surface. The coating system may include a sealing agent, a basecoat, and a topcoat. In some embodiments, the basecoat is disposed on at least a portion of the sealing agent and the topcoat is disposed on at least a portion of the basecoat. In some embodiments, the basecoat comprises a DFT of 1 to 3 mils and the topcoat comprises a DFT of 0.05 to 2 mils. In some embodiments, the depth of relief of the textured surface of the fiber cement shingle is about 0.045? to 0.085?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: John Joecken, William J. Tinen, Jared E. Kies
  • Patent number: 10683662
    Abstract: A self-aligning corner bead for fireproofing structural steel, having a strip of welded wire fabric cut to the appropriate width for the fireproofing thickness and bent longitudinally to form an obtuse V-shaped device is disclosed. A plastic nosing is installed along one edge. A method of finishing the corners for fireproofing of structural steel member using an improved corner bead includes the step of attaching the first wing of an obtuse V-shaped device through a lathe to the structural steel member utilizing pneumatic or screw type fasteners. The mesh structure of the second wing of the V-shaped device provides a dam to form a roughened surface on the first application of fireproofing material until it hardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Glen Miller
  • Patent number: 10618156
    Abstract: A porcelain roof tile installing system that comprises: a roof tile having a porcelain body provided with an attachment hole; a nail for being inserted into the attachment hole of the roof tile thereby installing the roof tile to a roof structure; a nail gun for pushing the nail into the attachment hole; wherein the nail gun has a centering element configured to be coupled with the attachment hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Daltile Corporation
    Inventors: Raul Rodriguez, Rahul Patki, Terry Adams, Claudio Caselli
  • Patent number: 10487518
    Abstract: A floor cover guard for protection of a corner formed by a pair of adjoining walls and a floor against debris accumulation. The floor corner guard has an elongated wall portion having sufficient vertical dimensions to extend above conventional baseboard, molding, and similar architectural details. A sloping base extends from the wall portion, downwardly and forwardly at an angle of between 25 and 75 degrees in relation to a vertical axis of the wall member. The wall portion has an upper edge and the base has a tapered forward edge to facilitate sealing engagement of the wall portion and the base with the walls and the floor, respectively. Some embodiments provide for a support brace extending outwardly from the wall portion opposite the base; the support brace is designed to fit under the baseboards, moldings and the like. During cleaning, the curved protector allows for easy removal of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sanitary Corners & Bases, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Anzalone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10415237
    Abstract: A self-aligning corner bead for fireproofing structural steel, having a strip of welded wire fabric cut to the appropriate width for the fireproofing thickness and bent longitudinally to form an obtuse V-shaped device is disclosed. A plastic nosing is installed along one edge. A method of finishing the corners for fireproofing of structural steel member using an improved corner bead includes the step of attaching the first wing of an obtuse V-shaped device through a lathe to the structural steel member utilizing pneumatic or screw type fasteners. The mesh structure of the second wing of the V-shaped device provides a dam to form a roughened surface on the first application of fireproofing material until it hardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Glen Miller
  • Patent number: 10415238
    Abstract: A self-aligning corner bead for fireproofing structural steel, having a strip of welded wire fabric cut to the appropriate width for the fireproofing thickness and bent longitudinally to form an obtuse V-shaped device is disclosed. A plastic nosing is installed along one edge. A method of finishing the corners for fireproofing of structural steel member using an improved corner bead includes the step of attaching the first wing of an obtuse V-shaped device through a lathe to the structural steel member utilizing pneumatic or screw type fasteners. The mesh structure of the second wing of the V-shaped device provides a dam to form a roughened surface on the first application of fireproofing material until it hardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Glen Miller
  • Patent number: 10280633
    Abstract: A profile system for use with structures having a tiled base includes at least one elongate profile that has a base arm, two side arms of the same length projecting from the free ends of the base arm and arranged lying opposite one another, and two terminating arms which project from the free ends of the side arms and are aligned with one another, the side arms being arranged a distance apart from one another and the distance being at least 10 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Schluter Systems L.P.
    Inventor: Wener Schlueter
  • Patent number: 10247354
    Abstract: A corner shield for protecting corners of objects for placement on a substantially horizontal surface comprising a body and an elongated protector. The body comprises inner and outer support sections with a slot therebetween for receiving an elongated protector. The slot has an outer section and an inner section with the outer section angled inwardly from bottom to top by a sloped angle of at least 2 degrees from perpendicular relative to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Jens Mueller
  • Patent number: 9982426
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for providing enhanced assembly tolerances (for thermal or manufacturing variations, e.g.) in constructing gazebos or other standalone decking systems, decks adjoining a house or other primary structure, or other such structures for walkways or human occupancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: John Fredrick Desautels, Joel Douglas Skillingstead
  • Patent number: 9970201
    Abstract: An inside corner backer board molding insert is provided. The molding insert includes a body formed by a rigid member. An arcuate portion disposed on a front side of the body extends longitudinally from an upper face to a lower face of the body. The arcuate portion defines a concave surface extending laterally from a first longitudinal edge to a second longitudinal edge. A pair of laterally extending walls extend perpendicularly relative to each other and intersect forming a corner edge disposed on a rear side of the body. The corner edge forms a right angle sized to engage an inside corner of a wall. Opposing sides of the body interconnect the arcuate portion to the laterally extending walls and include a width sized to receive a backer board flush thereagainst. A lip extending outwardly from and edge of the opposing sides provides a support surface for the backer board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Oleg Morozov
  • Patent number: 9951515
    Abstract: An expansion joint design for supporting transfer loads. The system includes an elongated core and at least one longitudinal load-transfer member which are bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Schul International Company, LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9745738
    Abstract: An expansion joint design for supporting transfer loads. The system includes an elongated core and at least one longitudinal load-transfer member which are bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Schul International Company, LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9739049
    Abstract: An expansion joint design for supporting transfer loads. The system includes an elongated core and at least one longitudinal load-transfer member which are bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Schul International Company, LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9695598
    Abstract: Simulated log siding is formed of an engineered cementitious composite. Single or dual flanges on each log piece is used to apply siding units to a surface. Some siding members are molded into a three dimensional configuration to appear as a structural wood log. Individual end pieces and molded tail clusters when used with the siding provide the appearance of the characteristic stacked or staggered corners of a log structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Concrete Log Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Cook, Stewart K. Hansen, Robert L. Whitson
  • Patent number: 9469983
    Abstract: A system for attachment to beams in which at least two U-shaped cleats are secured over a beam. A cap is attached to the cleats, the cap enclosing the U-shaped cleats, and preventing rain from entering the beam through fasteners used to secure the cleats. On the underside of the cap, stop tabs space the top of the cap from the beam. On the upperside of the cap, T-slots form channels with a gap opening. These channels may be used to attach equipment to the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Roofscreen Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan W. Bruce
  • Patent number: 9428917
    Abstract: Provided is an improved multi-function expansion joint filler which combines the functions of building element spacer, surface finishing screed, masking attachment tape, sealant groove creation, and sealant groove backing material into a single strip for simplified sealing of building cladding joints, intersections or wall penetrations such as windows, doors, or other exterior facade penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Micah Rodler
  • Patent number: 9045898
    Abstract: A sound damping device includes an attachment portion, an engagement structure to engage a furring channel, and a shoulder disposed between the attachment portion and the engagement structure. The sound damping device has a spring rate of not greater than 12,000 kg/m. The sound damping device may be disposed between a support structure and a sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Ravnaas
  • Patent number: 9038340
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an interchangeable corner hanger to ornament framing protruding corner structures is provided. The interchangeable corner hanger includes a horizontal portion and a vertical portion. The horizontal portion is designed to rest on an exposed edge of a corner structure, and the vertical portion is designed to hang over the corner of the corner structure and rest against a wall upon which the trim is attached. The vertical portion has a length sufficient to stabilize the corner hanger without the use of other adhesives or attachments. In an embodiment, the vertical portion is configured to allow one or more interlocking elements to be suspended from the vertical portion. For example, the vertical portion may include an interlocking pattern configured to accept a complimentary interlocking pattern on an interlocking element. Further interlocking elements may be attached to the interlocking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Connie M. Dayton
  • Patent number: 9032676
    Abstract: A wall siding corner cover apparatus having an elongated length is provided. A corner portion is formed from first and second sides connected together at proximal ends of each of the first and second sides, wherein the first side is positioned substantially perpendicular to the second side. A first ending portion is connected to a distal end of the first side and a second ending portion is connected to a distal end of the second side. A first rear leg is connected to the first ending portion and a second rear leg is connected to the second ending portion. Each of the first and second rear legs extends towards the proximal ends of each of the first and second sides, respectively. Each of the first and second rear legs terminates in a position between the proximal and distal ends of each of the first and second sides, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Brandon Yarmo
  • Patent number: 9032675
    Abstract: A device for covering a gap between a housing of a household appliance and a surface which is adjacent thereto. Said device comprises two profile elements, a first for securing to the surface and the second for securing to the housing. One of the profile elements comprises a groove and the other comprises a spring. The spring can be introduced into the direction of the width of the gap in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERATE GMBH
    Inventors: Karl-Friedrich Laible, Hans-Philipp Reitz
  • Patent number: 9016015
    Abstract: A device is described for bridging the gap (4) between a wall (2) and a floor covering (3) having a floor profile (5), which is supported in one longitudinal edge region on the floor covering (3) and in the opposing longitudinal edge region on a wall-side spacer profile (6), which rests on a subfloor (1) for the floor covering (3). To achieve simple adaptation to different support heights, it is proposed that the spacer profile (6) have at least two contact areas, which are arranged angularly offset to one another about the profile longitudinal axis, and these contact areas have opposing supports for the floor profile (5), wherein the support lengths determined by the spacing of the supports from the associated contact areas are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Franz Neuhofer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9010048
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of installing molding may include coupling a first molding block in a first corner formed by a first surface and a third surface and at a first distance from a second corner formed by the first surface and a second surface. The method may include coupling a lower side adjacent a first end of a first molding to a portion of a third surface of the first molding block such that a second end of the first molding is adjacent the second corner. The method may include coupling a second molding block in a third corner formed by a second surface and a third surface and at a second distance from the second corner. The method may include coupling a second molding to the second molding block such that the second ends of the first and second moldings connect forming a first joint forming a substantially right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Lee Nickell
  • Patent number: 8997414
    Abstract: A moulding for sealing a horizontal structure with a finishing layer of a vertical structure at a corner joint. In cross-section, the moulding has a rectangular base portion for insertion into a gap between the horizontal structure and the vertical finishing layer, and a cap portion with an upper lip for sealing against the finishing layer and a lower lip jutting downwardly for sealing against the horizontal structure. Double sided foam tape is applied only to an underside of the rectangular portion of the body. A bead of caulking at an inner face of the upper lip below an upper tip forms a flexible secondary seal of the moulding to the finishing layer of the vertical structure. While providing a secondary seal for maximum water-tightness, the caulking is protected from water exposure by the primary seal provided by the upper lip of the moulding to prevent mold build up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Donald Joseph Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20150082718
    Abstract: A coffer includes a panel; beam wall boards attached perpendicular to a first side of the panel and extending away from the panel and forming the side walls for a pattern of intersecting, non-structural hollow box beams, wherein the panel extends past the beam wall boards to create a fastening flange or point by which one or more modules are secured to a substrate; and a beam wall molding cut to size and custom-fitted to the beam wall boards and a panel after the beam wall boards have been attached to the panel, wherein the beam wall molding connects surfaces between the beam wall boards and the panel without covering the beam wall board edges and wherein the panel directly terminates into a perpendicular wall or surface or into the substrate and wherein the modules and resulting hollow box beams include polygonal and curved shapes and wherein the beam wall moldings follow the exact shape of the beam wall boards to eliminate spaces between the beam wall moldings and the beam wall board that would require fill
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jason Tilton
  • Patent number: 8984824
    Abstract: A concealed fastening system that utilizes a slide and receiver interlocking mechanism for attaching building finishing elements to a building structure is provided. In some implementations, the system includes a slip tab and a receiver that are configured to slidably engage and interlock with each other upon application of a linear motion. The system facilitates installation of building finishing elements such as trim components, fascia boards, frieze boards, belly band boards, and the like to an underlying structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Kevin O'Leary, George Elizarraras
  • Patent number: 8984823
    Abstract: A wall corner strip (1) comprises a longer board and a shorter board (18, 17) forming an inner angle (15). The lengths of two boards are unequal, and the inner angle (15) is less than 90°. A solid protruding edge (13) is provided at the inner angle (15), and two inflexed hooks (11) are provided on the second ends (182, 172) of the longer board and the shorter board (18, 17), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: OK Construction Materials (Supply) Company Limited
    Inventor: Kin Pong Wong
  • Publication number: 20150068143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a baseboard comprising a foam body (1); and a coating (2) thermoformed in a material different than the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Marie J. Plenet, Stephane Riondet
  • Publication number: 20150068142
    Abstract: A notched drywall trim piece that can take the form of a bead, hinged trim piece or bullnose piece that generally is constructed from a semi-rigid core that forms two flanges. At least one of the flanges is notched allowing the piece to follow the shape of an arch or arbitrarily curved corner. The piece can be installed using only wet mud or other mastic. The outer or room-facing surface can optionally be treated or prepared to bond with the mud or can be prepared to directly receive paint or texture. The preparation of the flange surface can take the form of a paper or other fibrous layer, scoring, frocking (bonding a powered fibrous material), roughing, protrusions, or a water-activated adhesive or pressure sensitive (or any other) adhesive may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Smythe, JR.
  • Patent number: 8973321
    Abstract: A two-part molding system for use in connection with a floor and wall. The two-part molding system comprises a mounting portion having a back surface, a front surface, a top side and a bottom side. A projection or abutment is provided on the front surface of the mounting portion which has an underside for defining a receiving area. A molding portion is provided which has a back surface, a front surface, a top side, a bottom side and a toe. The top side defines a surface for engaging with and corresponding with the receiving area of said underside of the projection or abutment. The molding portion engages with the mounting portion to create a compression engagement between the molding portion and the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Pelosi
  • Patent number: 8950134
    Abstract: A trim molding system for a wall surface having an existing baseboard disposed adjacent a floor and abutting a doorway. The trim molding system comprises a capping baseboard that is attachable to the wall surface in covering relationship with the existing baseboard. The system further includes baseboard return that is attachable to the wall surface. The baseboard return is disposed between the existing vertical doorway molding and the capping baseboard by removing a portion of the existing baseboard adjacent the doorway to accommodate the baseboard return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ed Vaes
    Inventors: Ed Vaes, Murray Van Wart
  • Patent number: 8936741
    Abstract: A resilient wall base member manufactured with pre-scored grooves to allow relatively short, straight lengths to be used for both flat walls and wall corner junctures without on site scoring operations or equipment. The lengths can either be pre-cut during manufacturing to convenient lengths or can be cut after manufacturing from coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Burke Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Allen Carnes, Robert Francis Pitman
  • Patent number: 8931224
    Abstract: Lath assembly for a sidewall finishing of a floor or ceiling comprising a pair of a first and second lath. The lath assembly further comprises a connector for connecting the first ends of the pair of laths to each other. The connector comprises two key members which are arranged to be inserted into respective keyways of the laths to be connected. By inserting the key members into the keyways, the laths are brought into an assembled condition. Each keyway of the combination of laths comprises an integrally formed lath stopper and each key member comprises an integrally formed key stopper. The key stopper is in an assembled condition in form closure with the lath stopper to lock the connector in the longitudinal direction to the lath. Advantageously, the engagement of the key stopper with the lath stopper provides a secure lockage of the connector to the lath in length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Winnovation B.V.
    Inventor: Aart Schouten
  • Publication number: 20150000219
    Abstract: A wall siding corner cover apparatus having an elongated length is provided. A corner portion is formed from first and second sides connected together at proximal ends of each of the first and second sides, wherein the first side is positioned substantially perpendicular to the second side. A first ending portion is connected to a distal end of the first side and a second ending portion is connected to a distal end of the second side. A first rear leg is connected to the first ending portion and a second rear leg is connected to the second ending portion. Each of the first and second rear legs extends towards the proximal ends of each of the first and second sides, respectively. Each of the first and second rear legs terminates in a position between the proximal and distal ends of each of the first and second sides, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Brandon Yarmo
  • Patent number: 8919059
    Abstract: An elongated crown moulding with a front surface having a top front chamfer portion, a bottom front chamfer portion, and a front non-planar decorative profile portion separating the top front chamfer portion and the bottom front chamfer portion, and a back surface having a top back chamfer portion, a bottom back chamfer portion, and a back non-planar decorative profile portion disposed between the top back chamfer portion and the bottom back chamfer portion, the back non-planar decorative profile portion oriented as an inversely mirrored version of the front non-planar decorative profile portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Flip Face USA, LLC
    Inventors: Ed Vaes, John Charette
  • Patent number: 8910426
    Abstract: A hidden down spout system includes: a down spout receiver adapted to be secured to a building; a down spout adapted to be secured to the down spout receiver; a top conveyor arm adapted to receive water from a gutter; and a top cap connecting the top conveyor arm to the down spout such that water flowing from the top conveyor arm flows to the down spout. The down spout receiver may include: a sealing flange, one or more siding channels, a tab and a snap-lock tab; and a down spout adapted to snap-fit to the down spout receiver, wherein the down spout includes a socket adapted to receive the tab and further includes a ramp surface and retainer adapted to receive the snap-lock tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Marpec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Peck, Mark William Loughren, Micahel John Moleski
  • Patent number: 8904723
    Abstract: A corner guard for protecting wall junctions adjacent uneven support surfaces such as a stair and floor surface is provided. The corner guard in an as-used position with first and second leg members extending upright from a floor and an adjacent second surface at a higher elevation such as a stair, protects the wall surfaces intersecting from a first wall surface extending above the floor and a second wall surface extending from the higher second wall surface from impacts and abrasions such as a hose being pulled around the corner at the intersection of the first wall surface and second wall surface. Positioning to accommodate differing elevational heights of first and second surfaces is provided by translational engagement of the first and second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: David Alonso, Noemi Alonso
  • Patent number: 8904732
    Abstract: Described herein is a monolithic cementitious article with one or more pre-formed shaped regions. The shaped regions are generally channels that extend through a portion of the article or span the full article. The article includes one or more openings at least one of its ends. The article has a low apparent density with a high strength as well as high performance characteristics. The article when manufactured is suitable for use as a building product, such as siding, panel, trim, fascia, roofing, crown molding, decking, and fencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Hong Chen, Chongjun Jiang, Jong Min Keum, Caidian Luo, Shan Ren, Daniel Jose Suasnabar, Bryan Louis Walters
  • Publication number: 20140352243
    Abstract: A self-aligning corner bead for fireproofing structural steel, having a strip of welded wire fabric cut to the appropriate width for the fireproofing thickness and bent longitudinally to form an obtuse V-shaped device is disclosed. A plastic nosing is installed along one edge. A method of finishing the corners for fireproofing of structural steel member using an improved corner bead includes the step of attaching the first wing of an obtuse V-shaped device through a lathe to the structural steel member utilizing pneumatic or screw type fasteners. The mesh structure of the second wing of the V-shaped device provides a dam to form a roughened surface on the first application of fireproofing material until it hardens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Philip Glen MILLER
  • Patent number: 8898977
    Abstract: This prefabricated locking quoin block is used to construct the surface of buildings. The surface of the block has decorative portions resembling brick, stone, wood, or other construction materials. Preferably the surface of each block has both a raised and a recessed decorative portion, so as to form, when assembled, a quoin corner assembly resembling sawn or quarried stone blocks. Installers can attach the assemblies to conventional building structures and install cladding materials such as vinyl siding without needing to alter the blocks other than to adjust the base block for height. The block includes wedge locks to securely connect adjacent blocks matingly to each other. Installers thereby are able to assemble a secure stack of quoin corner blocks and attach it to a building with few additional steps, saving time, labor, and cost in construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Francesco Gulino
  • Patent number: 8898976
    Abstract: A corner bead strip is provided for finishing a wallboard corner joint, includes a flexible plastic body having a first flange and a second flange, each flange with a corner edge and an opposite free edge. The corner edges are joined by a central flex zone formed by a plastic composition distinct from a plastic composition used for forming the flanges. A web of paper covers a surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Guy Rosenthal, Kevin Moyer, James Carey
  • Patent number: 8887460
    Abstract: A molding system for use in interior spaces at or near the top of a vertical wall having a decorative surface and a vertical mounting surface including an attachment flange used for fastening the molding section to the wall, said molding section having a center of mass which is spaced outwardly from the wall surface, and whereby the point of attachment of said molding to the wall is located at a vertically higher position on the molding section than the center of mass so that when secured to a wall the lower end of the molding section is continually urged towards the wall surface and is therefore maintained in continual contact with the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jeremy P. Hoffman, Robert MacMillan
  • 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: 8875468
    Abstract: A wall bead 10 comprising a central longitudinally extending portion 13, a first elongate flange 11, and second elongate flange 12 which extend longitudinally of the bead, and which separately comprise a front and rear surface. The wall bead 10 further comprises a plurality of teeth 16 disposed upon the first and second flange at longitudinal positions thereon, wherein the teeth are directed away from the respective flange, substantially forwardly of the respective flange, along a common direction that is along the wall bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Budha Singh Dhinjan