Trim Strip With Filler Strip Patents (Class 52/312)
  • Patent number: 9091074
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Terrie Schucker
  • 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: 8850766
    Abstract: A decorative molding assembly for a variety of surface applications providing a complex molding feature with a machine made single component set composite configured insert. A channel base molding receives a unique configured U-shaped insert forming linear spaced and aligned viewing openings for an underlying contrasting base material achieving a hand crafted detailed look with a single overlying molding tunnel insert combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Zlate Malinajdovski
  • Patent number: 8813458
    Abstract: A panel attachment arrangement for attaching a panel to a support having a pair of opposite sides each opposite side having an engagement lip which, in use, are on the opposite face of the support to the panel, the panel attachment arrangement including: a pair of first projections adapted to receive a pair of opposite sides of a support; each projection including an inward transverse second projection adapted to seat behind or in a corresponding one of the recesses in the support, wherein one or more of (a) the panel, (b) the first projections, or (c) the second projections are flexible or resilient, whereby the second projections can be resiliently splayed or flexed beyond the opposite sides of the support to engage the corresponding lip when the flexing force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Pty Limited
    Inventor: David Geng
  • Patent number: 8745941
    Abstract: A method for installing wall panels to a wall of a building is provided. The method applies the rainscreen principle. Interlocking components are used to attach aluminum or other wall panels to an exterior wall. In one aspect, the method includes operatively connecting a plurality of attachment clips to a wall surface of the exterior building wall. The method also includes providing a first panel perimeter strip and a second panel perimeter strip. The first panel perimeter strip is fastened to a first wall panel along a first side surface of the first wall panel, while the second panel perimeter strip is fastened to a second wall panel along a first side surface of the second wall panel. The method then includes sliding the first panel perimeter strip onto a first wing member of an attachment clip, thereby connecting the first wall panel to the wall, and sliding the second panel perimeter strip onto a second opposing wing member of the attachment clip, thereby connecting the second wall panel to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Robert B. Macdonald, Philip A. Macdonald
  • Patent number: 8484919
    Abstract: A structure to form flooring transitions having outer surfaces comprising two disparate materials. In a preferred embodiment the flooring transitions includes a T-shaped molding and at least one attachment thereto. The outer surfaces of the T-molding and attachment may be comprised of different materials, even though they may sometimes have the same pattern or décor. For example, the T-molding may have a surface of real wood or veneer and the attachment may have an outer surface of abrasion resistant foil, metal, or even a visual perception element, such as lights or reflective tape. A kit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Dan Brunedal, Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 8347570
    Abstract: A crown molding fastener has a connector portion connected to a mount portion. The mount portion has a tail connected to a foot. The foot is connected such as by adhering and/or anchoring to a rear side of crown molding. The connector portion has a base connected to at least one of a wall and a ceiling. The connector portion connects to a clamp. The clamp receives the tail there through and upon pulling the tail a desired amount, a tension is applied between the foot and the clamp such as by providing a resilient tail and/or a spring member between the base and the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Jim Shupe, David Shupp
  • Patent number: 8322110
    Abstract: A vehicle trim component includes a trim body, with a primary fastener extending from the trim body. The primary fastener includes a first end and a second end. The first end includes a push clip head that is configured to substantially fit and project through an aperture in the vehicle panel. The second end is connected to the trim body. The secondary fastener is rotatably connected to the trim body by a living hinge and is positioned to engage the vehicle panel at an edge portion of the vehicle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: ShuiFang Chou, Jennifer Macalaguin, James M. Park, Richard Louis Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8286403
    Abstract: Finishing set for a floor covering, whereby this finishing set at least consists of, on the one hand, a finishing profile and, on the other hand, a holder with at least an attachment portion for attaching said finishing profile at the holder, characterized in that the holder comprises an underlay portion, which at choice can or cannot be provided underneath the remaining portion of the holder, as well as a stop-forming positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Pieter Buyck
  • Patent number: 8281532
    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: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: PN II, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Pulte, Larry Wrass, William M. Harkins
  • Publication number: 20120240492
    Abstract: A mullion cover linkage assembly includes a first wing including a first wing span extending from a first wing frame end to a first wing pivot end. The first wing frame end is configured for coupling with a first window frame. The linkage further includes a second wing having a second wing span extending from a second wing frame end to a second wing pivot end. The first and second wings are movably coupled with one another as a linkage. Optionally, a pivot clip is rotatably coupled between the first and second pivot flanges at first and second pivot joints each including respective pivot flanges of the first and second wings received in one of the first and second clip sockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company, d/b/a Marvin Windows and Doors
    Inventors: Bradley D. Woodward, Chris Ratzlaff
  • Patent number: 8186118
    Abstract: A profiled cover for floor covering is made from an extruded profile and has a covering flange and at least one clamping web which protrudes downward from the covering flange, extends in the longitudinal direction of the profiled cover, and is used for fastening the profiled cover in a fixture. The cover also comprises a compensating strip fastened to the profiled cover by means of a form-fitting tongue and groove joint. The tongue and groove joint is formed by at least one longitudinal groove in an underside of the covering flange for retaining a tongue in the compensating strip, all sections of the covering flange lying flat over the floor covering they cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Franz jun. Neuhofer
  • Publication number: 20120096788
    Abstract: Nail or screw holes are provided on the body of a trim unit so that the trim body can be more robustly secured to the building structure, beneath a slidable moulding which in a first position reveals these holes and in a second position covers the holes. This sliding is preferably achieved by a self-retaining interference connection, such as a dovetail joint, between a movable moulding part and the body of the trim unit. In a further preference, the moulding has a stationary portion that is fixed with respect to the trim body, and a movable portion which, after attachment of the trim body to the structural member, can be slid into engagement with the stationary portion and glued thereon to complete the moulding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Patent number: 8161708
    Abstract: Finishing set for a floor covering, whereby this finishing set at least consists of, on the one hand, a finishing profile and, on the other hand, a holder with at least an attachment portion for attaching said finishing profile at the holder, characterized in that the holder comprises an underlay portion, which at choice can or cannot be provided underneath the remaining portion of the holder, as well as a stop-forming positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, Sarl
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Pieter Buyck
  • Patent number: 8141308
    Abstract: A prefabricated corner post (10) and associated method for attachment to an external corner (106) on a building (100). An angled body (12) has adjacent panels (14, 16) that form an inner corner (18) having inner flat surfaces (20, 22) adapted to closely engage the building corner (106), and an outer corner (24) forming an outer flat surface (26) that extends to side edges (28, 30). A nailing flange (32, 34) extends from the inner flat surface of each panel beyond a respective side edge of the outer surface. A trim piece (36) closely conforms to and is slidable vertically along the outer surface between an installation position (38) and a final position (40). Each panel of the body has a through hole (42) from the outer to the inner surface at the final position of the trim piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel J. Cashman
  • Patent number: 8109059
    Abstract: The multifunctional finishing set for a floor covering includes: a modular profile with at least one groove arranged therein for separation of the profile into two distinct modules, a decorative film which is applied to the profile and covers the separation groove and a fixed reinforcement means housed in the separation groove which permits a reinforcement of the modular profile in the region of the separation groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignees: Findes, Goodwin International
    Inventor: Bernard Proot
  • Publication number: 20110167745
    Abstract: A skirting has a profiled rail which forms an accommodating area for a covering. The accommodating area has an opening, through which a visible side of a covering can be seen. The profiled rail has stops on both sides of the opening which are drawn towards said opening. In this case, the opening is dimensioned so as to be smaller than the width of the covering. The covering is pressed against the stops by a spring. In order that it is also possible to use flexible coverings, such as those made of textile materials, for example, at least one plate is provided between the spring and the covering. This plate keeps the covering in a flat configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Frank SONDERMANN
  • Patent number: 7913468
    Abstract: An assembly for cooling a penetrant from the non-fire side of a barrier and to extend the time that a firestop prevents the passage of flames and hot gases of a through penetration firestop installation. The present invention includes an encapsulation wrap that is positioned adjacent to and surrounding a penetrant or conduit. The encapsulation wrap comprises a plurality of individual coolant packages, each of which contains purified water or other appropriate coolant. An exterior banding structure is provided which is positioned adjacent to the encapsulation wrap and includes a plurality of vents to improve its heat dissipation properties and may include exterior fins. The encapsulation wrap and exterior banding are positioned and held in place by a hose clamp or other suitable attachment means. The packets of coolant are engineered to release a controlled amount of coolant when the coolant and/or penetrant achieves a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: George A Spais
  • Publication number: 20100251642
    Abstract: There is a frame casing kit configured to couple to a door frame, including a plurality of casing strips; wherein each of the casing strips are non-ductile. Each of the plurality of casing strips includes ends shaped to couple together to form a complete covering of a rectangular frame. The frame casing includes a clip orthogonally coupled to a side panel, and coupled to a step orthogonally, and also coupled to a face. The clip is configured to couple about a door jamb behind a weather stripping, and the face is configured to cover an exterior portion of a door frame. The frame casing kit further includes an adhesive, such that when the fluid adhesive is applied to an interior surface of a casing strip, to couple to a frame by the adhesive. The frame casing kit further includes an accessory face selectably coupleable to the face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Ron Erickson
  • Patent number: 7770352
    Abstract: A shutter system having a clip that facilitates installation of a decorative cover over a frame rail is provided. The shutter system includes a frame rail, a clip and a decorative cover, the clip being installed in a channel on the frame rail and engaging a channel on the decorative cover to provide a secure fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventors: Scott A. Plasek, Derek Stuth
  • Publication number: 20100186329
    Abstract: A worktop accessory, which includes an elongate body defining a first side extendible along a worktop edge and a second side extendible along a surface against which the worktop edge abuts, at least one attachment formation provided on at least one of the first side and the second side, the attachment formations for attaching the elongate body, and a flexible skirt extending along at least a portion of one side of the elongate body, the flexible skirt arranged for engaging any one of the worktop surface and the abutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Jacques Etienne Wagner Buys
  • Patent number: 7743581
    Abstract: A method of using an assembly and a method of finishing an uppermost course of siding installed at a corner of a building with a cornice molding. A cornice molding cap is provided as an accessory to cover or eliminate gaps created where cornice molding meets at a corner of a building. The cap covers gaps where cornice molding meets at a corner structure formed by two walls. The cap is particularly useful in exterior siding installations at corners not employing corner posts having receiver pockets for cladding material end edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Shaw, Robert W. Werner
  • Patent number: 7743564
    Abstract: An exterior trim assembly for use with a window or door surround in a building structure comprises at least one mantle for affixing above the window or door, and first and second pilaster assemblies for affixing on the sides of the window or door. The mantle comprises a mantle base and a corresponding mantle cover to affix to and cover the mantle base. Each pilaster assembly comprises a base and a cover element affixed to the base wherein each of the bases has a plurality of regularly repeating reinforced structural sections. At least two pilaster cover plates are provided, each pilaster cover plate is affixed to and covering one of the first and second pilaster bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Schiedegger, Clyde G. Allen, Dean Dennis
  • Publication number: 20100018145
    Abstract: A decorative system is provided which consists of a decorative assembly, which is in at least tow parts having a first elongate member and a second elongate member. The parts cooperate with each other and a support means, which is adapted for attachment to a wall to provide support for the assembly. The elongate members are adapted to be attached to the support means in positions such that they are both in contact with the support and in part are both in contact with the wall. The assembly is easy to adjust in-situ, easy to assemble and is easy to replace with minimum disruption to flooring and decoration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Carlton Ellis
  • Publication number: 20090277116
    Abstract: A system for installing pre-painted moldings. The system includes pre-painted moldings each configured to be fastened to a wall by fasteners. The system also includes a caulk material, filler material, concealer material, and touchup paint each color matched to the paint color applied to the moldings. The caulk material is configured to fill a gap defined between each of the moldings and the wall to which the molding is fastened. The filler material is configured to fill a gap defined between any abutting portions of the moldings. The concealer material is configured to conceal any surface disturbances caused by the installation of the fasteners. The touchup paint is configured to adhere to the paint pre-painted on the moldings. The system may also include a marker configured to apply a coating color matched to the paint applied to the moldings, a scraping tool, and/or a buffing tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Wellington Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Elias Pappas, Ronald J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7591118
    Abstract: A cornice molding cap is provided as an accessory to cover or eliminate gaps created where cornice molding meets at a corner of a building. The cap covers gaps where cornice molding meets at a corner structure formed by two walls. The cap is particularly useful in exterior siding installations at corners not employing corner posts having receiver pockets for cladding material end edges. A method of finishing a corner molding installation is described, as is a system for finishing such installation, and an assembly including a unitary cornice molding corner cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Certainteed Corp.
    Inventors: Robert D. Shaw, Robert W. Werner
  • Publication number: 20090158681
    Abstract: An overlay encasement molding comprised to match in length the preexisting molding trim where the sides and corners of the overlay will have tight fit to the sides and corners of the preexisting molding and will adhere to the preexisting molding. The present invention further provides a method of attaching sections of planar members to side and corner moldings where the molding has a flat face and right angle corners. Each channel on the planar surface shall mate with the flat right angle corners of the preexisting molding. Such attachments thereby form corners that have a channel and cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Benton Puett
  • Publication number: 20090090079
    Abstract: A two-piece moulding assembly for use as an above-cabinet finishing comprises a base component providing an upwardly directed tongue formed at an obtuse angle, and a decorative component provided with a groove of complementary orientation whereby in an assembled interrelationship the decorative component registers with and is supported by the base component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Marc Houle, Ghislain Houle
  • Publication number: 20090064613
    Abstract: By providing a plurality of support brackets which are quickly and easily mounted to any desired surface and are constructed for receiving and supportingly retaining elongated, lineal crown molding strips, inside and outside corner seam covers, and lineal seam covers, each of which are formed from a wide variety of decorative and visually distinctive appearances, a cornice or crown molding system is achieved which is capable of being quickly and easily installed in any desired location by any unskilled individual, without requiring the use of mitered corners, abutting junctures, nails, adhesives, and the like. By employing a combination of the components of the present invention, any desired location can be quickly and easily decorated with a completely installed molding system for enhancing the visual and aesthetic appeal of any room or building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Tianhong Ouyang, Kenneth L. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7501173
    Abstract: A multiple component decorative medallion includes a decorative annular base plate adapted to receive decorative rings which are held in place by releasable detents. The base plate and the rings can be used individually as decorative medallions or selectively combined to produce a variety of ornamental images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: RWL Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Lackey, Robert C. Beckmann
  • Publication number: 20090049780
    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: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: PN II, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Pulte, Larry Wrass, William M. Harkins
  • Publication number: 20090007511
    Abstract: In the window unit composed of a window pane and frame, the frame has two profiled sections. The first profiled section serves for connecting to the window pane and generally extends along the entire window pane edge and bears against it at an edge region or at two or three edge regions. The second profiled section serves for connecting to a decorative strip and therefore generally extends over only a predefined longitudinal section of the frame. The second profiled section of the frame generally has a plurality of longitudinal sections with a bearing face for the decorative strip. In addition, the second profiled section generally has a plurality of longitudinal sections each with a continuous cutout, located in the region of the horizontal projection of the decorative strip, for a securing strip. On the underside of the decorative strip there is a longitudinally extending cutout with a cross-sectional constriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Richard Fritz GmbH+ Co. KG
    Inventor: Roland Hause
  • Publication number: 20080302041
    Abstract: A decorative doorway insert for enhancing the look of a doorway. The doorway insert is provided for easy, non-destructive installation. The doorway insert is adjustable such that it is easily mounted within door openings of varying widths, and is removable in order to conveniently and inexpensively alter the look of the doorway as desired. The doorway insert is installed and removed without the need of tools, thus allowing it to be installed and removed quickly and easily by almost anyone. The doorway insert includes a left panel, a right panel, each of which is installed in the corresponding upper corners of the doorway, and a center panel which is adjustably attached to each of the left and right panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Bradley M. Nemeth
  • Publication number: 20080216428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fixing system for joints, finishing profiles or decorative profiles, which can be applied in the fixing of finishing profiles, decorative profiles or expansion joints, for use with wall coverings, ceilings, partitions or floor panels, and in the case of the latter whether they are stratified, ceramic, or made of natural stone or parquet. It is characterised in that it consists of three parts that are applied or manufactured jointly with the profiles. The male part 1 comprises an upper element 2 with a central indentation 3 for fitting into a cavity 11 which extends below the decorative or finishing profile 5; a lower element 6 with peripheral ridges 7 for fitting into the corresponding ridges of the base part 8; a shaft 10 which connects the two aforesaid elements. The female part or base part 8 is screwed or glued to the surface that is going to be covered and it is composed of an open rectangular gutter whose internal walls or sides are covered with ridges or furrows 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Rodrigues Fernando Carvalhais
  • Publication number: 20080168729
    Abstract: A structure to form flooring transitions having outer surfaces comprising two disparate materials. In a preferred embodiment the flooring transitions includes a T-shaped molding and at least one attachment thereto. The outer surfaces of the T-molding and attachment may be comprised of different materials, even though they may sometimes have the same pattern or décor. For example, the T-molding may have a surface of real wood or veneer and the attachment may have an outer surface of abrasion resistant foil, metal, or even a visual perception element, such as lights or reflective tape. A kit is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: Pfleiderer Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Dan Brunedal, Patrick Smith
  • Publication number: 20080127588
    Abstract: Typically, joints between sheets of laminate may be visible and form a dark or distinctly visible edge due to the color difference between the laminate surface and the interior material forming the laminate which interior material is visible when the laminate is cut. A trim assembly serves to hide this interior material while also forming corners that may be formed of a different material such as aluminum and thereby give a distinct unique appearance. The trim assembly includes an extruded rail, which receives a laminate insert, or includes a deeper extrusion having a thick insert with a finish surface applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Robert C. Wayner, Bryan R. Gingrich, Randall W. Borgman
  • Patent number: 7228663
    Abstract: An exterior trim assembly for use with a window or door surround in a building structure comprises at least one mantle for affixing above the window or door, and first and second pilaster assemblies for affixing on the sides of the window or door. The mantle comprises a mantle base and a corresponding mantle cover to affix to and cover the mantle base. Each pilaster assembly comprises a base and a cover element affixed to the base wherein each of the bases has a plurality of regularly repeating reinforced structural sections. At least two pilaster cover plates are provided, each pilaster cover plate is affixed to and covering one of the first and second pilaster bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Tapco International
    Inventors: Charles E. Schiedegger, Clyde G. Allen, Dean Dennis
  • Patent number: 7207143
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly to the foot. The second arm may also extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 7197855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paving system for tiles, especially flagstones, for paving ceilings, walls, or floors, in which each tile is provided with a paving frame on which the tile rests over at least part of its area. The paving frames comprise, on each of two adjacent (intersecting) limbs, a fin for the accommodation of a rubber-elastic sealing profile that defines the width of the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Tomas Della Pepa
  • Patent number: 7168474
    Abstract: A decorative device, such as a cornice, for crowing a variety of architectural structures also having modular and interchangeable components is disclosed. In one embodiment, a cornice comprises a horizontal base unit having a face section, a top and a bottom, and one or more interchangeable decorative modules. A decorative centerpiece for the cornice is also disclosed. Additionally, the disclosure includes novel means for attaching particular components to one another. In the preferred embodiments, the components are wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventor: Calvin Lam
  • Patent number: 7036282
    Abstract: An elongated horizontal transitional trim product includes an elongated, molded, horizontally-positionable stiffening block. The block has a flat, vertical back surface; a flat, horizontal top surface; a flat, horizontal bottom surface; and a front surface. The front surface extends between an outer edge proximate to the top surface and an outer edge proximate to the bottom surface, and has a cross-sectional profile that includes a plurality of interconnected curved and vertical and horizontal flat surfaces. The stiffening block is capable of being secured directly to a flat, vertical surface of a building. The trim product further includes an elongated deformable metallic sheet terminating in respective upper and lower end sections located above and below a central section. The central section of the metallic sheet includes a plurality of interconnected, continuous surfaces in its cross-sectional profile which mate and snugly fit with the cross-sectional profile of the stiffening block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Alsco Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Peter M. Keddell
  • Patent number: 6990776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pasteless wall covering system in which wall covering becomes easily installable, removable, changeable and reusable without damaging walls. A wall covering border is attached to, or made from, a semi-rigid paper stock and is held on the wall by a holder with channels. The holder can be created by scoring and folding a top and bottom channel. The holder can be attached to the wall by stapling, adhesives or other attachment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: Oscar G. Berman
  • Patent number: 6966160
    Abstract: The plant-on trim elements are trim elements attached to door and window openings or elsewhere on a building made of stucco or similar material. The plant-ons have a foraminous lath shell and a mating core, with the core having one or more (preferably a series of) reliefs formed therein, e.g. along the outer corners of the core. The reliefs allow stucco or other suitable material to flow completely through the foraminous lath and encapsulate the lath at the relief areas, thereby providing a much stronger bond between the coating material and the underlying lath shell. The foraminous material may be expanded metal or metal or plastic screen, while the core may be formed of foam plastic, wood, or other suitable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventors: Al Brown, Douglas A. Rein
  • Patent number: 6904726
    Abstract: A fenestration brickmould having an integral J-channel formed therein, along with a fastening and flashing flange extending therefrom, such that the brickmould may be attached to the perimeter of the fenestration assembly and may become an integral part thereof. Accordingly, the fenestration assembly, in combination with the brickmould of the present invention, preferably are attached to the frame of the building as a single unit. The J-channel is formed between the flange and the decoratively molded portion for receiving a variety of sidings, including, but not limited to, vinyl, cementious siding, and wood. The present invention eliminates the need for separate J-channel attachments when utilizing vinyl siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventors: Robert F. Heard, Larry J. Heard
  • Patent number: 6826881
    Abstract: A decorative door molding includes an elongated panel having a contoured top surface. The contoured top surface has at least a first and second raised portion extending along the top surface. The first and second raised portions have a first and a second predetermined height and form a recessed portion. A raised decorative portion is formed on at least a portion of the recessed portion and has a height that is less than the smaller of the first and second predetermined heights. A decorative door is also provided that includes a generally rectangular frame and an interior panel connected to the frame. The frame includes at least one panel having the contoured surface. The contoured surface has first and second raised portions having first and second predetermined heights. The first and second raised portions form a recessed portion. A raised decorative portion is formed on at least a portion of the recessed portion and has a height that is less than the smaller of the first and second predetermined heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventor: Jean T. McGregor
  • Patent number: 6745523
    Abstract: This invention relates to window and door assemblies, and particularly to a fastening member for fastening a first frame element of the assembly to a second frame element of the assembly. The fastening member can comprise a base, a first retaining member presented by the base to attach the fastening member to the first frame element, and a second retaining member presented by the base to attach the fastening member to the second frame element. Moreover, at least one of the first and second retaining members is adapted to attach the respective first and second frame element to the fastening member in sliding fit. Further, this invention discloses a method of attaching a first frame element of a window and door assembly to a second frame element of the assembly, particularly where the first frame element and the second frame element have differing rates of expansion and contraction along at least one given direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Alpa Lumber Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Petta
  • Patent number: 6725614
    Abstract: An exterior trim assembly for use with a window or door surround in a building structure comprises at least one mantle for affixing above the window or door, and first and second pilaster assemblies for affixing on the sides of the window or door. The mantle comprises a mantle base and a corresponding mantle cover to affix to and cover the mantle base. Each pilaster assembly comprises a base and a cover element affixed to the base wherein each of the bases has a plurality of regularly repeating reinforced structural sections. At least two pilaster cover plates are provided, each pilaster cover plate is affixed to and covering one of the first and second pilaster bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Schiedegger, Clyde G. Allen, Dean Dennis
  • Publication number: 20040060251
    Abstract: A decorative border assembly that makes it easy to change the decorative pattern is provided. The decorative border assembly beneficially includes one or more mounting strips with mounting notches, and spaced apart retaining channels for removably retaining the mounting strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Suzanne Pamplin
  • Publication number: 20040060252
    Abstract: A drywall-frame-affixable corner bead has a corner-bead wall (1) with a corner-bead base that is affixed directly to corners of drywall framework (4) for extending the corner-bead wall outwardly to where outside surfaces of drywall (3) will be when the drywall is added later after the corner-bead base has been affixed securely to drywall framework. The corner bead can be shaped arcuately or otherwise as desired. Positional framework is extended intermediate the corner-bead wall and the corner-bead base for positioning the corner-bead walls at outside edges of drywall that is attached over the corner-bead base. A domed bead joint (17) is provided for three-sided bead corners. A use method includes affixing the corner-bead base to the drywall framework prior to attaching the drywall in order to position the corner-bead base intermediate the drywall and the drywall framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: James Thomas Daly
  • Patent number: 6647681
    Abstract: The decorative border comprises an elongated strip of flexible material. An external reinforcing member engages the front face of the strip and elongated fastening members attach the reinforcing member and the strip to the corner of a wall. Pockets may be provided along the length of the strip and reinforcing slats placed therein. The border has two panels which are sewn together and can be reversed to create different decorative effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Jacquelyn J. Abbott