With Mechanical Fastener Patents (Class 52/288.1)
  • Patent number: 11365548
    Abstract: A lower edge finish for a drywall includes a channel with first and second sidewalls, the channel sized to receive a drywall sheet. A base underneath the channel can support drywall sheet above a floor and has a recess below the channel that extends from the first sidewall toward the second sidewall and has a curved furrow upward toward the channel. A paint guard includes a sheet and an edge that is thicker than the sheet. The edge has a lip that is of a shape complementary to the furrow, so the lip can be passed into the recess and the lip becomes lodged in the furrow to retain the edge between the floor and the base, and the sheet extends away from the stud wall to protect the floor from drippings from the drywall sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Robert B. Jordan, IV, Eddie Alexander Meeks
  • Patent number: 11286712
    Abstract: A door assembly and a frame member for a door assembly. The door assembly may include at least one door panel and a door frame having a plurality of frame members including a header and a pair of side jambs. The invention may also be considered a frame member including a storage compartment. The frame member may include a core; and a top piece adjoining the core to form a structural member. The core and the top piece may be a composite of cellulosic material and at least one other material. The top piece may be a two-piece top piece and may include hollow cavities. Also disclosed are door jamb frame members and mullion frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Endura Products, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. MacDonald, Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Eric Johnson
  • Patent number: 11156006
    Abstract: A baseboard element including a nose portion, a riser portion, and a wall groove portion coupled to the riser portion. The nose portion includes a nose bottom section and a nose face section. The riser portion includes a riser section extending approximately perpendicular to the nose bottom section and a riser bend coupled to the nose portion. The riser section is substantially planar and defines a plane. The nose portion is positioned only on a first side of the plane defined by the riser section, and the wall groove portion is positioned only on a second side of the plane, the second side opposite the first side. The nose bottom section comprises a nose bottom edge at a terminal end of the nose bottom section. No structure of the baseboard element extends beyond the terminal end of the nose bottom section from the terminal end. The nose bottom edge of the nose bottom section is either approximately at the plane or closer to the plane than the nose face section is to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAS IP, LLC
    Inventors: William Michael Hatch, Phil De La O, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11085228
    Abstract: Window assemblies and methods for making window assemblies are disclosed herein. In one aspect, the window assembly can include a base frame assembly, an accessory support frame assembly, and an exterior accessory frame assembly. The base frame assembly is connected to and supported by the accessory support frame. The accessory support frame can be attached to a building structure via a first plurality of fasteners. The exterior accessory frame assembly, which provides much of the exterior aesthetic appearance of the window assembly, can be connected to the accessory support frame via a second plurality of fasteners which are concealed from view by the exterior accessory frame. In one example, the accessory members conceal the first plurality of fasteners once the exterior accessory assembly is connected to the base frame assembly. Many different styles of exterior accessory frames can be supported by the accessory support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Sierra Pacific Industries
    Inventor: Scott D. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11072931
    Abstract: A wall base for sealing a gap between a wall and a floor is provided. The wall base comprises a base member configured to extend along a portion of the wall. A shoe protrusion extends at an angle from the base member and is configured to extend towards the floor and away from the wall. A heel portion extends from the shoe protrusion and is configured to contact the floor. A channel configured to receive the sealant is defined by the space between the heel portion and the shoe protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Larry Jones
  • Patent number: 11047164
    Abstract: A door assembly and a frame member for a door assembly. The door assembly may include at least one door panel and a door frame having a plurality of frame members including a header and a pair of side jambs. The invention may also be considered a frame member. The frame member may include a core; and a top piece adjoining the core to form a structural member. The core and the top piece may be a composite of cellulosic material and at least one other material. The top piece may be a two-piece top piece and may include hollow cavities. Also disclosed are door jamb frame members and mullion frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Endura Products, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. MacDonald, Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Eric Johnson
  • Patent number: 11015353
    Abstract: A molding includes a molded member including a horizontal channel on a front facing portion of the molding, an upper vertical slot in the horizontal channel and a lower vertical slot in the horizontal channel. In some arrangements, the upper vertical slot and the lower vertical slot are formed and adapted to receive a laminar insert or a light diffusing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Fig Tree Inc.
    Inventors: Alejandro E. Guidi, Karina F. Amor
  • Patent number: 10995502
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a corner guard and a wall guard, and a method of installing the corner guard and a wall guard that reduces the installation time and provides an improved aesthetic appearance. A corner guard and a wall guard each includes an elongated cover member that is terminated at one end, or both ends, by an end cap. The end cap is sonically welded or otherwise adhered directly to the cover member rather than being attached separately to an underlying base member. The cover member with end cap can then be slid on or snapped onto the underlying base member together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Itasca Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Field, Matthew W. Field
  • Patent number: 10982431
    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: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INNOVATION CALUMET LLC
    Inventor: Gary R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10900242
    Abstract: A baseboard for covering an expansion gap at an intersection of a vertical wall and a floor. The baseboard includes a substantially L-shaped body formed of a thermoplastic material and having a toe portion and a wall portion. The toe portion has a front side and a back side, and the wall portion has a front side, a back side, an upper end, and a lower end. The back side of the wall portion is provided with a plurality of spaced-apart ventilation channels extending entirely across the wall portion from the upper end of the wall portion to the lower end thereof to permit air-flow to and from the floor gap. At least the front side of the toe portion and the front side of the wall portion is coated with a flexible coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Jim Louis Valentine
  • Patent number: 10870995
    Abstract: A wall assembly and a lower edge finish for a drywall. The wall assembly comprises a stud wall forming a support frame, a lower edge finish installed on the bottom of the stud wall, and a drywall sheet having a lower edge in the channel with its weight supported by the base secured to the stud wall. The lower edge finish has a channel formed from a first sidewall and a second sidewall receiving a drywall sheet, and a base underneath the channel supports the drywall sheet above a surface. The second sidewall and the base are surface mounted on the stud wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Robert B. Jordan, IV, Eddie Alexander Meeks
  • Patent number: 10829944
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to baseboards and methods of making and using baseboards. Some baseboards described herein include a foam body having a first major surface opposite and separated from a second major surface and a top surface opposite and separated from a bottom surface; the foam body including a foam having a density of between about 20 kg/m3 and about 100 kg/m3; a rigid coating on one of the first or second major surfaces of the foam body; the rigid coating having a modulus of elasticity of between about 1000 MPa and about 10,000 MPa and a thickness of between about 200 to about 1000 micrometers; and optionally an adhesive layer on the other of the first or second major surfaces of the foam body. In some embodiments, the baseboards have a modulus of elasticity of at least 100 MPa. This ensures that they are sufficiently rigid while remaining hand-cuttable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mathieu Nesme, Regis A. Gau, Renaud Faye, Richard Cénée, Pierre-Alexandre Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 10697564
    Abstract: A system for crown molding that enables safely incorporating electrical and communications cabling within crown molding by creating one or more protected paths which inherently prevent overly sharp bends in crown molding corners and by mitigating damage from penetrating punctures through a decorated face designed to fracture when improperly penetrated by a screw or nail, and enables the secure installation of hardware either concealed within the molding or securely and favorably positioned through the decorative face to view or sense a room, and enables additional cable capacity that is concealed within a light reflector to increase lighting efficacy as well as power and data delivery capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Jeremy P. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10655344
    Abstract: A cove base for sealing a gap between a wall and a floor using a sealant is provided. The cove base comprises a base configured to extend along a portion of the wall when installed. A shoe extends at an angle from the base and is configured to extend towards the floor and away from the wall when installed. A heel extends from the shoe and is configured to contact the floor when installed. A channel configured to receive the sealant is defined by the space between the heel and the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Larry Jones
  • Patent number: 10434639
    Abstract: A cabinet is provided with drawers; two front corner posts; a rear panel; two side panels; a first side frame secured to one side panel and including two hollow corner posts attached to one front corner post and the rear panel respectively, a top bar interconnecting upper portions of the hollow corner posts, a bottom bar interconnecting lower portions of the hollow corner posts and secured to one side panel, a board disposed between the hollow corner posts, the top bar, and the bottom bar, and a push handle secured to both the top bar and on side panel; and a second side frame secured to the other side panel. Hand tools can be stored in the first and second side frame. The hollow corner posts are cushioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: E-MAKE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10378214
    Abstract: An insulation system for coupling to a building substrate comprising a plurality of insulation panels, bracket members and splice members. Each insulation panel includes a longitudinal slot. Each bracket member is formed from a polymer and includes an elongated body having a body wall, a first end wall and a second end wall. Upper and lower ribs extend from the body wall and are structurally configured to extend into the longitudinal slot of each of the plurality of insulation panels, and to elastically deform the longitudinal slot so as to effectively seal along a length thereof, defining a vapor barrier. A similar structure is on each splice member. The bracket members are positioned in a spaced apart relationship with insulation panels therebetween. The upper and lower ribs extend into corresponding ones of the longitudinal slots of the insulation panels, with splice members extending between adjacent adjacently abutting insulation panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Architectural Products, LLC
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Patent number: 10233639
    Abstract: A utility channel comprising a plurality of channels and accessory components, the channels having a rectangular cross section with a bottom wall and horizontally spaced parallel sidewalls extending upwardly from lateral edges of the bottom wall, opposed inturned flanges at upper edges of the sidewalls, the flanges having notches open at flange edges distal from a respective sidewall, in alignment with the notches of the opposed flange and uniformly spaced along the length of the channel, the accessory components in the channel interior space engage the flanges to maintain their assembled position in the channel interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: USG INTERIORS, LLC
    Inventors: Abraham M. Underkofler, Peder J. Gulbrandsen, Mark R. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 10202761
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a curtain wall system comprises first and second curtain wall member supporting apparatuses and a corner latching apparatus. The first and second supporting apparatuses each have a respective: vertically-disposed member; horizontally-disposed supporting member; and locking member coupled to the vertically-disposed member. The locking member is disposed beneath a lower surface of the horizontally-disposed supporting member. The corner latching apparatus has a corner shape and comprises a first horizontally-disposed latching arm oriented in a first direction and adapted to engage with the locking member of the first supporting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Stephen N. Loyd Irrevocable Family Trust
    Inventor: Stephen C. Loyd
  • Patent number: 10132090
    Abstract: A device for laying floor and wall covering for outside corners includes two portions, namely a rigid “central” first portion that is substantially in the shape of a hollow tetrahedron or of a quarter of a truncated cone, and a flexible “peripheral” second portion that is substantially triangular in shape and that extends from the periphery of the central portion. The peripheral portion comes to bear against the floor portion and against the wall portions that are disposed facing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GERFLOR
    Inventors: Olivier Ceysson, Pascal Paganini
  • Patent number: 10125501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymeric cove base support for installation where flooring meets a wall, comprising extruded straight portions and molded exterior corner and end portions. The cove base support comprises an upper wall portion, a lower toe portion and an intermediate curved or concave cove. The wall portion is substantially perpendicular to the toe portion. The curved cove comprises an outer cove surface for facing the wall-floor interface and a spaced apart inner curved cove surface facing the room when installed. The spacing between the two curved coves for the straight portion creates an open area, where the open area includes a supporting or reinforcing bar juxtaposed between the curves, preferably positioned perpendicular between the two curve coves in the center region of the open area, and extending the length of the cove base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Fusion Terrazzo Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Fred Rossi, Justin Westfahl, Marcio Campos, James Leitch, George Fung
  • Patent number: 10010478
    Abstract: A construction profile for a spa tub base including a top flat surface and an interior top edge extending inward from the top flat surface towards a central plane. An interior engaging surface may extend vertically from the interior top edge down the length of the construction profile. An interior bottom edge extends from the interior engaging surface and outward from the center plane to a bottom stepped surface which may have an attachment groove. An exterior bottom edge may extend outward from the bottom stepped surface and the central plane. An exterior facing surface may extend up from the exterior bottom edge and engage an exterior top edge extending outward from the exterior facing surface to the top flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hydropool Inc.
    Inventor: Nicolae Badita
  • Patent number: 9995010
    Abstract: A waterproof expansion joint comprises a ballast protection plate and at least one locating device configured to retain the ballast protection plate over a deck joint. A flexible sealing member located below the ballast protection plate can include at least one flange portion and at least one expansion feature. Each expansion feature can include a shape preformed into the flexible sealing member extending downward into the deck joint and configured to deflect, enabling variation in the width of the flexible sealing member to match the width of the deck joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Versaflex, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Haydu
  • Patent number: 9926681
    Abstract: A frame rail assembly for a boat dock structure includes a frame rail member and a removable resilient rub-rail member. The frame rail member includes a first side configured for securing the frame rail member to a side of the boat dock structure; a second side opposing the first side; a first channel extending along a length of the frame rail member; and a second channel below the first channel, the second channel extending along the length of the frame rail member. An interlocking frame rail system for boat dock structures includes a first frame rail member, a second frame rail member, and an upper connector member extending along at least a portion of a length of the first frame rail member and at least a portion of the length of a second frame rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Edward DeMay
  • Patent number: 9840820
    Abstract: The present invention is an integrally formed, light altering bumper designed to amplify amounts of visible light from a self-contained, integrated light source. The present invention is generally an illuminating dock bumper for attachment to either a dock or a dock vehicle made from a spine member; a lobe member; and a protective housing located within the recessed portion of the spine member for receiving an elongate light source therewithin, the light from the light source to illuminate the bumper in turn. The protective housing has a linear concave light refractor disposed thereon, the linear concave light refractor being a centrally-disposed, uniform, elongate concave depression extending along the length of the protective housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Zachary Taylor
  • Patent number: 9803353
    Abstract: A membrane anchor mechanism which fixes a membrane provided on an inner wall surface side of a concrete wall via a heating insulating material to the concrete wall, includes a rod-shaped leg portion which is erected on the concrete wall, an anchor which is supported by the leg portion in a state of being separated from the concrete wall and is inserted into a through-hole passing through the heat insulating material and the membrane, and a pressing part which is fixed to the anchor through the through-hole and presses the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuzo Kanno, Michitaka Furikoma, Eiji Kamiya, Yasuhiro Shimamura
  • Patent number: 9708790
    Abstract: A foundation slab liquid collection and management system is provided. The system includes a system and apparatus including a plurality of drain channels, a plurality of liquid collection plates, a foundation slab, a plurality of channel connecting anchors, a plurality of slab connecting anchors, and at least one liquid collection and storage container, for collecting, storing, treating, or otherwise managing liquid runoff from the slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: OLDCASTLE PRECAST, INC.
    Inventor: John P. Connolly
  • Patent number: 9670678
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved method of making cornice assemblies and other trim members utilizing the process of pultrusion. The cornice assemblies and the other trim members made by the method of the present invention exhibit superior strength to weight ratios, low expansion and contraction due to changes in temperature and humidity, as well being less labor intensive to install.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: PN II, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Pulte
  • Patent number: 9580904
    Abstract: An insulation system for coupling to a building substrate comprising a plurality of insulation panels, bracket members and splice members. Each insulation panel includes a longitudinal slot. Each bracket member is formed from a polymer and includes an elongated body having a body wall, a first end wall and a second end wall. Upper and lower ribs extend from the body wall and are structurally configured to extend into the longitudinal slot of each of the plurality of insulation panels, and to elastically deform the longitudinal slot so as to effectively seal along a length thereof, defining a vapor barrier. A similar structure is on each splice member. The bracket members are positioned in a spaced apart relationship with insulation panels therebetween. The upper and lower ribs extend into corresponding ones of the longitudinal slots of the insulation panels, with splice members extending between adjacent adjacently abutting insulation panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Architectural Products, LLC
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Patent number: 9562361
    Abstract: A system for mounting wall panels to a wall, includes wall panels, each including a main wall panel, and at least two bent end sections with a cut-out section and a wall thickness; and a plurality of main fastening extrusions, each including a base section to be secured to the wall, and two parallel, spaced apart flexible and resilient bent end securing walls extending from the base section, each bent end securing wall including a projection facing the other bent end securing wall, the bent end securing walls spaced apart corresponding to the wall thickness of two bent end sections, such that pressing of the bent end sections into the spacing between the bent end securing walls causes biasing away of the bent end securing walls until the projections engage in respective cut-out sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 9556613
    Abstract: A ceiling system includes a grid support member, and first and second ceiling panels abutted at a joint. In the factory-supplied condition, each panel has a facing sheet already adhesively bonded to a central region of the panel. Perimeter portions of the facing are left un-bonded to an annular peripheral region of the surface surrounding the central region. This allows seams to be made in the field. The facing sheet comprises a cantilevered flap extending beyond a peripheral edge of the panel. During field installation, the flap of a first panel extends across the joint overlapping the second panel's un-bonded facing sheet in the peripheral region. The double thickness of facings is cut to form a seam laterally offset from the joint, which is concealed. A field applied or activated adhesive bonds the facing to the peripheral regions of each panel. A related installation method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Gaydos, Brian L. Springer, Lori Jo Shearer, Scott L. Huntzinger
  • Patent number: 9540804
    Abstract: Cladding attachment system is disclosed having a base and an attachment member. The base has an engaging wall extending from a back plate. A base gusset plate extends between the engaging wall and the back plate. The engaging wall has a plurality of base teeth. The back plate is configured to attach to a support wall. The attachment member has a receiving wall extending from a mounting plate. The receiving wall has a receiving channel configured to receive the engaging wall. The receiving wall has two interior walls and a gusset channel. Each interior wall comprises one or more receiving teeth extending into the receiving opening to engage one or more of the base teeth to releasably join the attachment member to the base. The mounting plate comprises a surface for supporting cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Kamran Farahmandpour
  • Patent number: 9534402
    Abstract: A trim assembly may include a starter strip having a first fastener hem configured to receive a fastener, a starter flange extending from the first fastener hem, and a first rib extending from the starter flange. A fastener flange having a second fastener hem may be configured to receive a second fastener. The fastener flange can include a second rib extending from the second fastener hem. A trim having a first slot may be configured to receive the first rib and be mounted to the starter strip, and a second slot configured to receive the second rib and be mounted to the fastener flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9447589
    Abstract: A framing assembly for crown molding includes a mounting bracket and a plurality of mounting blocks. The mounting bracket is elongated in a length direction and adapted for mounting in a construction joint with the length direction extending in parallel with the joint axis. The mounting blocks are connected to the mounting bracket and spaced apart in the length direction. The crown molding is secured in the joint via connection to the mounting blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Athas N. Kometas
  • Patent number: 9238934
    Abstract: A door jamb assembly comprises a plurality of longitudinal door jamb portions. Each door jamb portion comprises a longitudinal door jamb member comprising a longitudinal rounded channel and a plurality of longitudinal internal cavities, and a longitudinal frame member comprising a rounded longitudinal edge matingly engaging the rounded channel of the door jamb member. The door jamb assembly also comprises a plurality of corner keys forming generally right-angled joints between adjacent door jamb portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventors: Arie Booi, Oded Eddy Rochman
  • Patent number: 9238897
    Abstract: A universal skirt board has a base, a top flange section, an overhang section, and a sealing flange attached to the top flange section. The base has at least one ridge extending away from the base in a first direction, and a projection extending in the first direction. The top flange section is attached to the base. The overhang section is also attached to the base and defines a drip edge. The sealing flange is attached to the top flange section. The at least one ridge is formed to rest on a top of a base board. The projection is formed to fit into a slot defined in the top of the base board to provide an interference connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: CPG International LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Nolan, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 9206612
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention provide systems, methods, and apparatus for securing trim to interior and/or exterior walls and wall portions. In particular, at least one implementation includes a system for connecting and securing trim elements without additional adjustments and/or fitting thereof. Moreover, the system for connecting and securing trim elements can improve accuracy and increase the speed of assembly, thereby reducing time and expense associated with installing trim to a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, LTD
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens Smed
  • Patent number: 9187912
    Abstract: A three-dimensional edge cladding for an architectural opening that includes a forward facing portion having a substantially constant first profile along a longitudinal axis. The forward facing portion includes a plurality of spaced apart nailing flanges, stepped surface topography projecting generally forward and away from the flanges. A longitudinally extending channel receives a side facing portion having a substantially constant second profile that include a portion that is generally orthogonal to the nailing flanges. A joint cover portion for covering the section where two or more edge cladding members meet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: PN II, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Pulte, Larry Wrass, William M. Harkins
  • Patent number: 9113710
    Abstract: An easy to install countertop edging system comprising a profiled edge strip is described. The rear mating surface of the edge strip includes an adhesion promoting material for attachment to the substrate. An optional channel on the bottom of the edge strip allows for incorporation of lighting elements and decorative materials, mechanical securing of the edge and application of tools and additional features. The countertop edge system may also include a stanchion rail. The profiled edge strip is attached to an edge of a countertop or other substrate by the stanchion rail and/or structural adhesive. Related methods using the edge strip and rail are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Scott J. Sidoti
  • Patent number: 9074365
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a series of removable bulkheads which surround and protect immovable building fixtures such as sprinkler and plumbing lines, heating and ventilation ducts, electrical and telecommunications wiring. A single bulkhead is generally comprised of a vertical panel and a horizontal panel. The bulkheads attach to preexisting ceilings and walls and provide a quick and cost effective method of concealing fixtures and allow easy access to renovate or repair the fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Bosley Wright
  • 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: 9027299
    Abstract: A themed modular ceiling and wall décor kit and system to change the theme and décor of any room with the use of rudimentary tools such as a tape measure, level and screw driver. An inexpensive and semi-permanent alternative to the permanent and expensive crown moldings requiring the services of a professional carpenter for their installation as well as removal. The modular ceiling and wall decor kit has limitless possibilities for modification in appearance and design as for instance, a room décor that is for a young child can be changed to suit an older child, or a room décor for a female changed to a male's room décor or when a themed presentation is called for in a child's room or other dedicated room such as a room displaying a sportsman's memorabilia, through the use of different designer panels in the crown molding housing of the décor kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Mea
  • Publication number: 20150107174
    Abstract: Apparatus is for a baseboard installable relative to a wall assembly supported by a wall-support structure. The apparatus includes a body assembly configured for installation relative to the wall assembly and the baseboard. A visual-reveal feature is formed between the body assembly and the baseboard once the body assembly and the baseboard are positioned relative to each other, the body assembly is installed to the wall assembly, and the baseboard is installed to the wall assembly. The body assembly includes a wall-support contact portion configured to contact the wall-support structure. First engagement assembly extends from the wall-support contact portion. Second engagement assembly is configured to be attachable to the baseboard. Second engagement assembly and first engagement assembly are configured to engage with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: FOREST VIEW INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Mark SILK, Steve MCELWEE
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150075094
    Abstract: A decorative molding located on the interior surface of a wall configured to releasably secure an object adjacent to the interior surface of the wall. The decorative molding further includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The lower portion is configured with a laterally oriented channel that is substantially the length of the body. A plurality of slots perpendicularly engage the channel and function to receive therein a suspension member. The suspension member is configured with a first end operable to engage the channel and extend downward through the slot. The suspension member has a second end distal from the first end that is configured to releasably receive an object thereon so as to suspend against the surface of the wall to which the molding is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Terrie Schucker
  • Patent number: 8966858
    Abstract: Floor profile arrangement, in particular for securing floor coverings (10), comprising at least one profiled strip (1) which has at least one retaining means (2) which holds a first segment (4) of a joining means (15), wherein a second segment (14) of the joining means (15) projects over a peripheral region (5) of the profiled strip (1) in the longitudinal direction (L) to join with a further profiled strip (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Küberit Profile Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Frank Sondermann
  • Patent number: 8955277
    Abstract: A device raises drywall off of a flooring surface. The device cooperates with a track which is connected to the flooring surface, the track having a side wall. The device includes a rod to which are connected a plurality of spaced apart clips. The clips are shaped and dimensioned to connect to the side wall of the track so that the rod resides outside the track and rests upon the flooring surface. The drywall is then placed upon the rod and thereby is spaced apart from the flooring surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: David Allen Joye, David James Atkins
  • Patent number: 8950135
    Abstract: A corner assembly for siding and roofing coverings includes two complementary corner molding members, each one of the two corner molding members having a front wall including a covering section with simulated building elements on an outer face thereof. Each one of the two corner molding members further has at least one protruding finger and at least one recess. The at least one protruding finger and at least one recess are configured in an alternate configuration in order to interlock in a male-female configuration when the two complementary corner molding members are engaged with one another to define a corner. A method covers a length of a corner defined at a junction of a first support surface and a second support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Novik Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Gaudreau, Louis-Andre Gaudreau, Mathieu Piche, Martin Forget, Francois Bouchard, Jon Paterson
  • Publication number: 20150013256
    Abstract: A themed modular ceiling and wall décor kit and system to change the theme and décor of any room with the use of rudimentary tools such as a tape measure, level and screw driver. An inexpensive and semi-permanent alternative to the permanent and expensive crown moldings requiring the services of a professional carpenter for their installation as well as removal. The modular ceiling and wall decor kit has limitless possibilities for modification in appearance and design as for instance, a room décor that is for a young child can be changed to suit an older child, or a room décor for a female changed to a male's room décor or when a themed presentation is called for in a child's room or other dedicated room such as a room displaying a sportsman's memorabilia, through the use of different designer panels in the crown molding housing of the décor kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Mea
  • 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