Foam Patents (Class 52/309.4)
  • Patent number: 10441714
    Abstract: The application describes a protective case for an auto-injector. The medicament contained within these auto-injectors can be susceptible to degradation due to exposure to extreme temperatures and light. Thus, one embodiment of the protective case reduces the rate of heat transfer between the internal storage compartment of the case and the external atmosphere by including particularly configured vacuum chambers. Additionally, as auto-injectors become smaller, portability can be desirable. Thus, another embodiment of the protective case includes low-profile cases that allow the user to keep the auto-injector with them, e.g., by attaching the case to a common everyday item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Pirouette Medical LLC
    Inventors: Elijah Kapas, Matthew Kane, Conor Cullinane
  • Patent number: 10301820
    Abstract: A insulated masonry wall system having insulation blocks between structural and face blocks to provide structures that are strong, inexpensive, avoid thermal bridges, and resist transmission of heat. The walls are attractive and versatile, and an enormous variety of decorative face members may be utilized. The face blocks are attached to the structural blocks to prevent facing materials from falling even if fire destroys the insulation blocks between the structural blocks and the facing. The system resists water penetration and effectively drains water that does penetrate any portion of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Browning, Robert J. Lundell, Stephane Beliveau
  • Patent number: 9963887
    Abstract: A vented and water control paneling has improved drainage and integrated ventilation air space. The water control paneling may be fabricated with an omnidirectional relief pattern formed on its back surface. The relief pattern spaces the vented and water control paneling away from a structure to which it is secured, thereby providing an omnidirectional drainage plane between the back surface of the paneling and the structure. The omnidirectional drainage plane provides an unimpeded ventilation and drainage path of water and/or water vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Norwood Architecture, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Norwood, Amir Abu-Jaber
  • Patent number: 9834925
    Abstract: A insulated masonry wall system having insulation blocks between structural and face blocks to provide structures that are strong, inexpensive, avoid thermal bridges, and resist transmission of heat. The walls are attractive and versatile, and an enormous variety of decorative face members may be utilized. The face blocks are attached to the structural blocks to prevent facing materials from falling even if fire destroys the insulation blocks between the structural blocks and the facing. The system resists water penetration and effectively drains water that does penetrate any portion of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Browning, Robert J. Lundell, Stephane Beliveau
  • Patent number: 9340972
    Abstract: A building system comprising: a building panel comprising first and second outer sheet members, an inner sheet member disposed between the first and second outer sheet members, and solid insulating material disposed between the first and second outer sheet members and the inner sheet member; a first track member, the first track member and the building panel being arranged such that the panel is engagable along a first side with the first track member and the first track member is connectable to the first and second outer sheet members; a second track member, the second track member and the building panel being arranged such that the panel is engagable along a second side with the second track member and the second track member is connectable to the first and second outer sheet members and the inner sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: FBM LICENCE LIMITED
    Inventor: Kubashen Jerome Naidoo
  • Patent number: 9272499
    Abstract: A method of preparing a window module includes providing a metal frame having a first major surface, applying a structural glazing tape to the first major surface of the metal frame, and positioning a glass panel overtop the structural glazing tape. The structural glazing tape includes a polymer foam tape having first and second major surfaces, an adhesive layer overlying the first major surface for bonding the structural glazing tape to the structural frame, and a release layer overlying the second major surface. The method further includes filling a channel defined by the glass panel, the metal frame, and the structural glazing tape with a curable sealant, and curing the sealant to bond the glass panel and the metal frame together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas A. Veilleux, James N. Gordon, Stewart B. Dittmeier
  • Patent number: 9133626
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tile is installable on ceilings walls and floors. The tile includes a base layer of foam plastic material bonded to an upper substrate layer of non-foam plastic or metal material. The bonding process includes pressurization of the foam layer to the non-foam constituents of the tile. The pressure is at a selected level that basically does not change the density of the foam base layer before and after pressurization. The thickness ratio of the foam based layer relative to other constituent layers of the tile can be approximately 15 to 20 times thicker than the other constituent layers thus ensuring that the tile is a lightweight, low density structure that is easy to handle and install.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Tower IPCO Company Limited
    Inventor: Jincheng Song
  • Patent number: 9133616
    Abstract: An in-situ cast floor underlayment is disclosed in this invention, wherein the floor underlayment comprises a cemented rubber layer, which further comprises rubber granules and cementitious binder. The floor underlayment further comprises a highly deformable cemetitious composite layer on top of the cemented rubber layer for the protection thereof. The rubber granules are pre-treated such that a better interaction between the rubber granules and the cementitious binder is achieved. A method of installing the in-situ casted floor underlayment is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: NANO AND ADVANCED MATERIALS INSTITUTE LIMITED
    Inventors: Kwok Fai Cheung, Kin Ying Christopher Leung, Ka Cheong Ricky Luk, Yuk Lam Pang
  • Patent number: 9050782
    Abstract: An expanded laminate includes a first plastic sheet, a first expanded sheet and a second expanded sheet. The first plastic sheet has a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface of the first plastic sheet is bonded to a bottom surface of the first expanded sheet. The bottom surface of the first plastic sheet is bonded to a top surface of the second expanded sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Tzong In Yeh
  • 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: 9032680
    Abstract: A masonry block which includes two supporting parts and an insulative malleable member for interlockingly and tightly inserting between the supporting parts. The malleable member has a plurality of spaced grooves in at least one portion of each of its supporting part-engaging surfaces which is susceptible to binding. Its supporting part-engaging surfaces comprise otherwise thereover spaced convex surface portions for engaging the supporting part surfaces respectively to accommodate gradual enlargement of the supporting parts due to mold wear. For ease of picking up the block, the malleable member has in its upper surface a pair of spaced transverse hand holds, a centrally positioned longitudinal hand hold, and a pair of thumb holds positioned longitudinally outwardly of said transverse hand holds respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Donald T. Schmid
  • Publication number: 20150121799
    Abstract: A rigid insulating panel comprising an insulating material core with an R-value of at least 2.5 (hr·ft2·° F.)/BTU·in. The insulating material core has opposed first and second surfaces, a pair of spaced-apart longitudinal edges, and a pair of spaced-apart lateral edges extending between the pair of longitudinal edges. At least one of the pair of longitudinal edges and the pair of lateral edges comprises connecting members including a tongue and groove assembly with an inner groove and an outer tongue separated by a substantially S-shaped median wall. The tongue and groove assembly is engageable with the tongue and groove assembly of an adjacent insulating panel to provide a flexible interconnection therebetween. The rigid insulating panel also comprises at least one membrane covering one of the first surface and the second surface. An assembly method for insulating a concrete surface of a building using an assembly of insulating panels is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel IMBEAU, Michel LABONTÉ
  • Patent number: 9010053
    Abstract: A thermal barrier double-wall construction panel made up of at least four layers which includes a foam insulation core with exterior and interior surface sides, an inner and an outer liner (or skin), and at least one engineered thermal barrier support structure located between the foam core and one of the liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Jeffrey Kupferberg
  • Patent number: 8997417
    Abstract: A door made of polyurethane, including a door body, the door body including a plurality of integrated plates stacked on one another for supporting. A method for preparing the door includes providing a mold, and spraying a parting agent inside the mold; heating the mold to a temperature of 30-70° C., spraying the parting agent, and placing a plurality of plates or a metal skeleton in the mold; mixing raw materials to obtain a mixture; injecting the mixture into the mold to cover the stacked plates, and curing for 30-90 min; demolding, transferring a product from the mold to a thermostatic chamber for shaping at a constant temperature; trimming uneven edges and surfaces of the product; and spraying a paint on the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Zhongping Wang
  • Publication number: 20150093535
    Abstract: A foam wall structure includes a frame, at least one primary support member, a slab of polyiso board and a foam layer. The frame can include: a first member, a second member spaced apart from the first member, and two side members extending between the first and second members. The frame defining a front frame surface and an opposite rear frame surface. The at least one primary support member can be positioned between the two side members and extend between the first and second member. The primary support member defines a front support surface and an opposite rear support surface. The slab of polyiso board may be attached to the front frame surface. The foam layer can be received within at least a portion of the frame and overlies the front surface of the primary support member. A method of making a foam wall structure and a pre-fabricated wall is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: James Lambach, William J. Nicola, Eric Giles, Anthony Grisolia, Bradley W. Oberg
  • Publication number: 20150082723
    Abstract: A flooring system may comprise a top floor layer, a subfloor, and/or an underlayment material disposed between the sub-floor and the top floor layer. The top floor layer may include a plurality of luxury vinyl tiles, configured such that respective tile joints may be formed between adjacent luxury vinyl tiles. The underlayment material may comprise a cross-linked, polyolefin foam. The composition of the underlayment material may be such that the tile joints between the adjacent luxury vinyl tiles may bend by less than about 45 degrees over a twelve hour period when 3.1 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure is applied. The underlayment material may have a compressive creep of less than fifty percent of an original thickness associated with the underlayment material at a load of 3.1 psi and/or a compressive strength of more than 15 psi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: CRAIG PATRICK KEANE
  • 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: 20150047281
    Abstract: An integrated fiber cement and foam cladding system is provided that incorporates foam or similar light weight material to improve the insulation capacity of the cladding system. The system includes at least a fiber cement layer and a foam layer disposed on the backside of the fiber cement layer. The system improves the R-value of the building, a measure of the building's resistance to transferring heat or thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Dawn Cole, George Elizarraras, Hui Li, Kevin O'Leary, Sean O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20150040501
    Abstract: A system for mounting tile relative to a flat surface may include a plurality of tiles and support structure to be mounted to the flat surface. The support structure may have a plurality of support surfaces on which the tiles are mounted such that the tiles are at different angles and/or heights relative to the flat surface. The support surfaces may be arranged in a wide variety of patterns, and may have shapes that correspond to those of the tiles. The tiles and support surfaces may have a wide variety of shapes. The support structure may be a single piece on which all of the support surfaces are formed, or may be created through the assembly of multiple support blocks, each of which has one or more of the support surfaces thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Dimensional Tile Backer, LLC
    Inventor: Rodney James Katwyk
  • Publication number: 20150040503
    Abstract: A roof system comprising a roof deck, an insulation layer, a coverboard disposed over said insulation layer, where said coverboard includes a foam core and a facer including a fibrous mat and an interfacial region disposed between said core and said mat, and a layer of asphalt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy D. TACKETT, Wensheng ZHOU, Donald R. KIRK, Greg J. ORTWEIN, Todd TAYKOWSKI, Michael J. HUBBARD, William R. McJUNKINS
  • Publication number: 20150040502
    Abstract: A roof panel includes a fascia plate having a pair of vertical legs extending from opposite edges of the fascia plate with a receptacle formed into an upper end of each of the pair of vertical legs so that the receptacle opens outwardly relative to the fascia plate. An insulating foam is bonded to the fascia plate and to a liner plate that has a tongue and groove formed on opposite edges of the liner plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Brian N. JAKS
  • Publication number: 20150033643
    Abstract: Floor element for use in the gymnastics and/or fitness sector, wherein, in particular for forming a floor with a large surface area, at least one connecting means is provided on least one outer edge to connect the floor element to a further floor element, in particular of the same kind. The floor element is characterised in that the floor element is formed from an elastic, in particular permanently elastic, polyurethane integral foam. In addition the invention relates to a floor formed from a plurality of floor elements according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Frank KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20150033646
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention is a watertight fire door for closing an opening in a building or edifice comprising, on the one hand, a fixed frame and at least one opening leaf and, on the other hand, sealing means that provide sealing between the fixed frame and the opening leaf when the door is closed. The or each opening leaf comprises, on the one hand, a framework surrounding an empty space capable of accepting or forming a thermal insulator and being sandwiched between two layers and of thermal insulation each essentially produced from a material having low thermal conductivity or diffusivity and, on the other hand, if appropriate, at least one thermal break.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: BAUMERT
    Inventor: Bernard Baumert
  • Patent number: 8931225
    Abstract: A cladding system for cladding a supporting wall is disclosed. The cladding system includes a plurality of building blocks, each having a body and a facing; and a plurality of support brackets for mounting the blocks on the supporting wall in a plurality of adjoining horizontal rows. The body of each block includes engagement means for engaging at least one of the support brackets such that, in use, at least a part of the body of each block abuts at least a part of the body of a neighbouring block in an adjoining row so as to guard against water penetration between the rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Oldcastle APG, Inc.
    Inventors: John Fifield, Leonard Browning
  • Patent number: 8931227
    Abstract: A flooring system may comprise a top floor layer, a subfloor, and/or an underlayment material disposed between the sub-floor and the top floor layer. The top floor layer may include a plurality of luxury vinyl tiles, configured such that respective tile joints may be formed between adjacent luxury vinyl tiles. The underlayment material may comprise a cross-linked, polyolefin foam. The composition of the underlayment material may be such that the tile joints between the adjacent luxury vinyl tiles may bend by less than about 45 degrees over a twelve hour period when 3.1 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure is applied. The underlayment material may have a compressive creep of less than fifty percent of an original thickness associated with the underlayment material at a load of 3.1 psi and/or a compressive strength of more than 15 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Craig Patrick Keane
  • Patent number: 8925270
    Abstract: A foam wall structure includes a frame, at least one primary support member, and a foam layer. The frame can include: a first member; a second member spaced apart from the first member; and two side members extending between the first and second members. The frame defining a front frame surface and an opposite rear frame surface. The at least one primary support member can be positioned between the two side members and extend between the first and second member. The primary support member defines a front support surface and an opposite rear support surface. The foam layer can be received within at least a portion of the frame and overlies the front surface of the primary support member to form an uninterrupted exposed foam surface. A method of making a foam wall structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Grisolia, James Leonard Lambach
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140360118
    Abstract: A fire and/or water resistant expansion joint system for installation between substrates of a tunnel. The system includes a coating applied at a predetermined thickness to the substrates and a fire and water resistant expansion joint. The expansion joint includes a core and a fire retardant infused into the core. The core is configured to define a profile to facilitate the compression of the expansion joint system when installed between the substrates. The coating and the fire and water resistant expansion joint are each capable of withstanding exposure to a temperature of at least about 540° C. or greater for about five minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Lester Hensley, William Witherspoon
  • Publication number: 20140345223
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an insulated structure includes a frame comprising a plurality of wall studs coupled together and a plurality of foam boards attached to the frame to form a continuous insulative wall. A plurality of fasteners attaches the foam boards to the frame. Each fastener includes an elongate shaft and a cap. The elongate shaft is configured to penetrate through a foam board and into a wall stud to couple the components together. The cap is configured to be positioned atop a foam board to distribute a load relatively evenly to the foam board. A sealing tape is applied across seams between adjacent foam boards and over the fasteners' caps to seal the wall. A sealing caulk is applied to secondary fasteners and penetrations to seal the wall. In some embodiments, the structure has a fastener density of about 1 fastener per 243 in2 of foam board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Kathryn Fink Miks, Ralph Michael Fay, Thomas S. Calzavara, Francis John Babineau, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140331581
    Abstract: A relatively thin flat panel of thermal insulating material is provided with an array of holes or apertures, each coaxially aligned or coextensive with a reinforcement bar emanating from a concrete slab forming an interior floor within a structure consistent with the design of a structural engineer of record. Rebar couplers (nipples) are arranged within each of the holes or apertures of the insulating panel having axial lengths greater than the thickness of the panel to extend beyond the panel on both sides thereof. The couplers are threaded both internally and externally. Nuts or threaded washers are threaded and tightened on both sides of each coupler to secure the coupler in place in relation to the panel. Alternatively, fiberglass rebars can be used extending through the insulating panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: JAMES LARKIN
  • Patent number: 8877329
    Abstract: The invention comprises a relatively lightweight cementitious-based material panel. The cementitious-based material panel comprises a foam insulating panel having a first surface and a second surface; a first structural layer of cementitious-based material formed on the first surface of the foam insulating panel and affixed thereto; and a second non-structural layer of cementitious-based material formed on the second surface of the foam insulating panel and affixed thereto. The second non-structural layer of cementitious-based material is substantially thinner than the first structural layer of concrete. The second non-structural layer of cementitious-based material is preferably formed from polymer modified concrete, plaster or mortar. A method of making the cementitious-based material panel is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Romeo Ilarian Ciuperca
  • Patent number: 8875402
    Abstract: A low volatile organic emission method for making a door using a liquid hardenable flowable material. The liquid hardenable flowable material expands upon contact with a blowing agent forming a foam, wherein the liquid material is formed from plant materials, and a door formed from the method. The method forms a door with sound deadening qualities, increased impact resistance, and resistance to burning and capable of sustaining at least hurricane force winds without deforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Glasscraft Door Company
    Inventor: John B. Plummer
  • Patent number: 8875472
    Abstract: Low rise, user friendly latex foams for sealing insulative cavities of a building are provided. The foams may be applied to the interface of the sheathing and the studs within the insulative cavities to reduce air leaks. The latex foams may also be applied to the face of the studs to obtain an additional seal against air infiltration. The foam can be used to affix fiberglass batts, batt flanges, and vapor barriers to the framing without mechanical fasteners. A tackifier may be added to impart an adhesive quality to the foam. The tacky nature of the foam permits the drywall or vapor barrier to be repositioned without damage. Drywall is held onto the face of the studs by the tacky foam while mechanical fasteners are inserted to permanently affix the drywall to the framing. The compressive nature of the foam permits drywall to be attached without significant bowing or detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle L. Korwin-Edson, Fatemeh N. Olang, Robert J. O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20140311072
    Abstract: A sealing device is disclosed that discreetly seals openings in a building's siding. The sealing device comprises an elongated insulating component, configured to mate with a profile of an assembled sided wall, and secured within the voids of at least one trim channel component. The elongated insulating component is custom-shaped and cut to the exact size needed, depending on the shape and size of the assembled siding it is to be used with. The trim channel components cover a terminating edge of the assembled sided wall, and the elongated insulating component substantially fills the voids of the trim channel components along an entire longitudinal length of the assembled sided wall to help lock the siding in place, and to keep out moisture, wind, and insects, etc. The elongated insulating components can be secured within the trim channel components before or after installation of siding on the sided wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Ernest R. Anderson, Carl Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140311069
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exterior finish system for building structures that includes a water pervious adhesive for securing an insulation layer to a water resistive barrier applied to a building wall substrate. Also disclosed is a building structure such as a building column or wall that includes the finish system and a method of using the finish system to assemble a building structure such as a column or wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: William F. Egan, Eric S. Auman, Steffen Wache, Kevin Brands, Lea Cruz, Sandra R. Sprouts
  • Patent number: 8863459
    Abstract: Attachment members are disclosed for use with an insulation panel or composite siding panel. The attachment member includes a male connecting member, a hem portion, and a connection portion joining the male connecting member and the hem portion. The male connecting member extends into the body of a foam insulating layer along a first end edge. The attachment member and the first end edge cooperate to be complementary in shape with the second end edge such that adjacent panels can engage each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John Timothy Holt
  • Publication number: 20140305056
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for attaching a protective barrier to a surface, such as a wall, ceiling or floor. The protective barrier can be plastic sheeting or any other suitable, material, which is impermeable by water, dust, debris and related contaminants. The apparatus and method for its installation and use being capable of connecting the protective barrier to a surface so that no dust, debris or other contaminants can pass between the protective barrier and the surface to which it is being attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: David Landis Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140290164
    Abstract: An insulated framing member for exterior wall insulation installation, and to a method for covering walls using the insulated framing member. The insulated framing member comprises a strip of insulating foam having chamfers along the edges, optionally laminated to a wooden nail base. They insulated framing member will reduce the compression of compressible insulation materials and the thermal bridging of fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: WAZIR NOBBEE, Christopher E. Fetterman
  • Publication number: 20140260029
    Abstract: A insulated masonry wall system having insulation blocks between structural and face blocks to provide structures that are strong, inexpensive, avoid thermal bridges, and resist transmission of heat. The walls are attractive and versatile, and an enormous variety of decorative face members may be utilized. The face blocks are attached to the structural blocks to prevent facing materials from falling even if fire destroys the insulation blocks between the structural blocks and the facing. The system resists water penetration and effectively drains water that does penetrate any portion of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Browning, Robert J. Lundell, Stephane Beliveau
  • Patent number: 8833020
    Abstract: A foundation system for supporting a manufactured building having a support beam, comprising a ground pan having a planar surface received on a ground surface and a thermally insulative member disposed on the ground pan, which cooperatively define in situ a proximate thermally isolated ground column, with a foundation support connected to the ground pan and to the support beam, the thermally insulative member restricts communication of heat from the proximate thermally isolated ground column below the ground pan for resisting frost heaving. A method of resisting frost heave of a foundation is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Scott Oliver, James Oliver
  • Publication number: 20140250811
    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: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: WOLVERINE ENCLOSURES, INC.
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Patent number: 8826617
    Abstract: Provided is a resin panel produced such that the positioning of a reinforcing material can be precisely done, rattling movement is prevented and distortion by molding shrinkage is not caused because the reinforcing materials are maintained in the foam. A resin panel is a hollow double-wall structure including a front wall, a back wall and a peripheral wall joining the front wall and back wall together. The peripheral wall of the resin panel has a welded part on its entire periphery. Within a hollow part is inner packed a foam made of a thermoplastic resin that is formed in advance in the substantially the same shape as the shape of the space within the hollow part. The foam is welded on the inner wall faces of the front wall and back wall of the resin panel. In the foam are formed accommodation parts for accommodating reinforcing materials. The reinforcing materials are lengthwise. The foam intervenes between the ends of both of the reinforcing materials and the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruhiro Endo
  • Publication number: 20140245683
    Abstract: A clip for facilitating installation of foam insulation boards in a building structure. The clip comprises a body, a spacer and a foot for holding the insulation board, and a connection region for attachment of the clip to a building structural member. The clip is designed to ensure proper ventilation and greatly easy the proper installation of rigid foam insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Fabis
  • Publication number: 20140230346
    Abstract: A modular food storage apparatus for storing dry goods and/or perishable goods. The food storage apparatus may be fixed or mobile. The apparatus includes a scalable frame. A plurality of scalable side panels are securely affixed to the frame. A plurality of scalable roofing panels are securely affixed to the frame and to the side panels. The food storage apparatus may be stationary and affixed to a concrete foundation. The apparatus may be modified with monitoring devices and venting devices for storage of dry goods. The apparatus may be modified for storage of perishable goods using refrigeration or a controlled atmosphere environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Blumberg Capital Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Philip F. Blumberg, Christian Rath, Jerry L. Wille, Frederick Wm. Koenig, David Blumberg
  • Patent number: 8793952
    Abstract: An insulated cavity is provided. The insulated cavity includes a layer of foam material positioned over cracks and around penetrations occurring in portions of the cavity. A layer of insulative material is positioned in contact with the layer of foam material. The layer of insulative material is a mixture of foam material and loosefill insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Fatemeh Nassreen Olang
  • Publication number: 20140202097
    Abstract: A framed forming panel system a plurality of lightweight framed foam panels secured to a plurality of load bearing members having a user defined spacing to form a panel wall; ceiling for floor with a fastening region lattice. Each lightweight framed form panel composed a channel formed in a frame to receive a lightweight panel of foam. Fixation of framed panels to load bearing members in opposition to one another allows the panel walls, ceiling or floor to function as a form to retain an insulative mass placed within the voids created by the opposing framed panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: 8776465
    Abstract: Described herein are security systems for both preventing intrusion by an unwanted party and detecting or locating where the attempted intrusion has occurred. The security systems in a broad aspect comprise a wall, at least one elongated coupling member attachable to the wall, at least one partitioning member that is at least partially transparent, at least one proximity sensor system associated with at least one of the elongated coupling member or at least one partitioning member; and at least one light associated with the proximity sensor system that is activatable by the proximity sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Heightened Security, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8769895
    Abstract: A subfloor component comprises an insulating rigid foam panel having first and second opposing faces and a plurality of intersecting grooves to define, in cross-section, a plurality of pedestals having at least one wall extending into the panel from the first face toward the second face; a film of substantially moisture-impervious material attached to the first face of the panel and that conforms to the tops and walls of the pedestals and to the bottoms of the grooves; and a hardboard layer on the second face of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Victor Amend
  • Patent number: 8763331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wall molds for forming concrete columns and beams using a structural insulating core wall comprising of structural support members with spacer blocks or spacer insulation with inner and outer boards between the support members. The spacer blocks interlock vertically and horizontally between spacer blocks and/or the spacer insulation with its inner and outer boards, between the support channels and connectors, between the trough, horizontal tongue and the horizontal bracing channel all interlocking between each other and the column and beam molds into which concrete is poured into the molds when erected vertically. The beam and column molds use various types of connectors, the structural insulating core, the structural support members within the wall extending above the structural insulating core and the inner and outer boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis LeBlang
  • Patent number: 8756889
    Abstract: A building panel using spacer blocks that fit between channels wherein the spacer blocks interlock and slid together between the support channels. The spacer blocks interlock horizontally and vertically using a means of forming a tongue and groove connection between the spacer blocks and between the framing members. Various interlocking tongue and groove connections form different wall structures and horizontal bracing channels along with the horizontal tongue and trough add flexibility. Metal channels and wood are used as framing members and the structural insulating core assembly can form structural insulated panels (SIP's). A coupling is used to connect vertical framing members and brackets are shown connecting spacer blocks than full height framing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis LeBlang