Facer Formed To Simulate Multiple Units Patents (Class 52/314)
  • Patent number: 11015346
    Abstract: A prefabricated tiling system includes a tiled panel assembly and a mounting adhesive configured to affix the tiled panel assembly on a planar surface. The tiled panel assembly further includes a tiling material configured to couple with a mounting substrate through the use of a tiling adhesive. The prefabricated tiling system is useful for providing a lightweight and waterproof system for applying a plurality of tiles to a planar surface with minimal equipment and technical knowledge required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Ioan Ulici
  • Patent number: 10926509
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floorboard (1, 2) which has a carrier plate (3) having a top-side veneer (4), in particular a wood veneer. The carrier plate (3) and the veneer (4) are connected to each other via a resin (6). There is an edge strip (14, 15) at least on two side edges (12, 13) of the veneer (4). Said edge strip (14, 15) consists of resin (6). Carrier plate (3) and veneer (4) having the resin (6) are hot-compressed to each other. During compressing, pores, cracks, and/or gaps in the veneer (4) are filled with resin (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Guido Schulte
  • Patent number: 10927542
    Abstract: An integrated joint sealing system that is incorporated into the edges of a sheathing panel, which also may have a factory bonded weather resistive barrier. The edges of each panel are configured as a shiplap joint, or similarly functioning joint, that is present as either an overlap or underlap on each of the four panel edges. The arrangement of the joints are such that one edge will have an overlap and the opposite edge will have an underlap. A flexible gasket material (or materials) is factory applied to one or both sides (underlap and/or overlap) of the shiplap joint. This flexible gasket material, when overlapped with adjacent shiplap panels, provides a weather resistive seal to limit both water and air penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Brian St. Germain
  • Patent number: 10870313
    Abstract: There is described a shower enclosure and kit of walls therefor. The kit of decorative wall panels comprise a first wall panel including a front face, the front face of the first wall panel defining a first decorative pattern and including a relief element, a second wall panel including a front face, the front face of the second wall panel defining a second decorative pattern, and a connecting assembly for connecting the first wall panel adjacent to the second wall panel. The first decorative pattern of the first wall panel and the second decorative pattern of the second wall panel are configured to counteract a visual distortion caused by the relief element of the first wall panel when the first wall panel is adjacent to the second wall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Maax Bath Inc
    Inventors: Christine Lacasse-Veilleux, Steve Donnelly
  • Patent number: 10787819
    Abstract: A textured cladding element can be manufactured to approximate the aesthetic and functional properties or natural wood siding and/or shingles. The cladding element can comprise non-wood material, such as fiber cement. The cladding element can include a step and a recessed portion or cove which enables the element to have a relatively low thickness while also achieving a desirable drip edge and/or shadow line when multiple cladding elements are overlapping when installed in a finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Chad Diercks, Alireza Mohebbi, John Joecken, William J. Tinen, Jared E. Kies
  • Patent number: 10557273
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall panel has a precast body including at least one decorative design element. In addition, the wall panel includes a mounting element having a first end embedded in the precast body and a second end projecting from the precast body. A groove is formed between the precast body and the second end of the mounting element along a first edge of the precast body. A tongue is formed along a second edge of the precast body opposite the first edge. The tongue and groove cooperate to allow prefabricated wall panels to be more easily installed on a support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Boral Stone Products LLC
    Inventors: David H. Wolf, James S. Belt, William Smith, Donn R. Vermilion, Wayne Buoni, Joy Stickel
  • Patent number: 10442152
    Abstract: A floorboard, includes a carrier plate and a veneer arranged on a topside of the carrier plate, wherein the carrier plate and the veneer are connected with each other via a resin, wherein an edge strip made of the resin is provided on at least two side margins of the veneer, and wherein a surface of the edge strip extends in a same plane as a surface of the veneer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Guido Schulte
  • Patent number: 10406721
    Abstract: Features for formliners to form a decorative pattern in a curable material and methods of using the same are disclosed. An improved formliner is disclosed with substantially seamlessly connecting components that reduces the need for using adhesives for interconnecting a plurality of formliners in a pattern. Further, the formliner is configured to reduce and/or substantially eliminate visible seams in order to create a more natural appearance in a finished product of the curable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PRIME FORMING & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Daniel Fitzgerald, Brian Eugene Sheehan
  • Patent number: 9957723
    Abstract: A mortarless stone veneer is provided which is in a panel format and which has an upper end, a lower end, a first end, a second end, a front side and a rear side. An upper attachment flange has its lower end embedded in the rear side of the panel so as to extend upwardly therefrom. A first end attachment flange has its inner end embedded in the panel at the first end thereof. A second end attachment flange has its inner end embedded in the panel at the second end. The end attachment flanges are bendably movable between an extended attachment position and a folded position behind the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Ryan W. Collison
  • Patent number: 9869098
    Abstract: A manufactured panel includes a body having a front, back, top, bottom and side walls, the side walls extend between the front and back, and an interior volume located between the front, back, top, bottom and side walls. An insert having an interior portion is embedded within the interior volume of the body, and an exterior portion extends from the interior portion to an exterior of the body. The exterior portion includes stand-offs protruding from the body, such that at least some of the stand-offs are connected to each other inside the interior volume of the body. At least some of the stand-offs are independent and detached from each other on the exterior of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen W. Steffes, David J. Stucky, Andrew Clyde Brandt, Robert D. Shaw, Nikki J. Whitney
  • Patent number: 9828766
    Abstract: A construction block and a wall face structure with high durability and versatility are provided. The construction block including: a front face wall and a rear face wall being parallel to each other; a top face wall with a horizontal groove formed for inserting a horizontal reinforcement; side face walls formed with at least one vertical groove for inserting a vertical reinforcement; at least one vertical hole formed between both of the side face walls and closed off by the top face wall and opened at a bottom face; a plurality of protrusions formed on the bottom face in a shape to engage with the horizontal groove; and recessed slits respectively formed in vertical direction on each side face of the front face wall and the rear face wall, is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: IIDA GROUP HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Mori, Yoichi Nishikawa, Ayumu Watanabe, Masahiro Kikuchi, Yusuke Minagawa, Atsushi Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 9816277
    Abstract: A backed panel comprising a facing panel and a backing panel. The backing panel has a groove, recessed portion, or any other suitable type of relief channel adapted to receive a side edge portion of a facing panel of an adjacent backed panel. By providing a space to receive a side edge portion of an adjacent facing panel, the relief channel may enable an improved lap joint to be established between adjacent backed panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Royal Building Products (USA) Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Mollinger, Paul R. Pelfrey, Larry R. Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 9797144
    Abstract: A panel configured for attachment to a mounting surface includes a plurality of raised faces that are formed between an upper edge and a lower edge of the panel. A shoulder is defined on the raised faces adjacent the upper edge and is spaced from the mounting surface, when assembled or attached thereto, by a shoulder offset. A plurality of keyways are recessed between each of the raised faces and are spaced from the mounting surface by a bottom keyway offset adjacent to the butt edge. The bottom keyway offset is substantially aligned with the shoulder offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Maurer, Clyde G. Allen, Daniel W. King, James C. Parks, Jeffrey B. Martin
  • Patent number: 9695596
    Abstract: An architectural finish element operable to be placed adjacent similar architectural finish elements to form a finished surface on an architectural structure includes a body formed of a rock-based composite material comprising a low density solid particle additive, a plurality of unitary real stone veneer elements bonded to the body in courses extending in a first direction and in a random non-repetitive pattern, the real stone veneer elements having respective face surfaces generally lying in a plane to form an overall face surface of the architectural finish element. The low density solid particle additive is provided in an amount suitable to cause the architectural finish element to have a density of between about 10 to 15 pounds per square foot. The architectural finishing element may be mounted by mounting a portion of a body of at least one dual architectural finish element support to a surface of an architectural structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Pacific Prebenched Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Gordon McIntosh, Brian Philip Nemez
  • Patent number: 9556618
    Abstract: A wall panel, a masonry wall system, and a method are described. Masonry units are used with wall panels to make a masonry wall. The wall panel has a back face and a front face. The front face has multiple ribs which engage the masonry units, where each rib has top and bottom sides. The bottom sides of the ribs have multiple compressible projections with cavities which can be deformed so as to retain the masonry unit in the panel. Each masonry unit has a body with a front face, a back face, and top and lateral faces. The back face and top lateral face form a back peripheral edge, and the top lateral face has at least one tooth for securing the masonry unit in the panel. In operation, the tooth compresses the projections of the horizontal ribs, thereby securing the masonry unit in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Oldcastle Building Products Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Streicher, Martine Morand, Luc Dugas, Michel Bouchard, Ricardo Borja
  • Patent number: 9322182
    Abstract: A panel member prepared from a fibrous slurry and replicates a structure prepared from masonry, carpentry, or other finishes. The panel member includes a body, a plurality of ornamental sections, a plurality of interior filler sections, and an exterior filler section. The body is prepared from a substantial uniform caliper of fiber material. The exterior filler section thickness is substantially equal to a thickness of the interior filler sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Henry Molded Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Gumbert
  • Patent number: 9309677
    Abstract: A siding system has elongated stringers, each having a plurality of clips spaced at regular intervals along its length. In use, the stringers can be mounted upright, spaced apart and parallel, on an upright wall, and aligned so that the clips are in horizontal rows. A siding panel has a plurality of elongated connectors, spaced apart and parallel, on a rear face. In use, the panel can be mounted upright, with the connectors horizontal, and each connector engaged in the clips of one of the horizontal rows of clips so that the weight of the panel is supported by the clips of a plurality of the horizontal rows of clips through the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Sargen
  • Patent number: 9212840
    Abstract: An apparatus and refrigerator for creating ice pellets is disclosed. The apparatus and refrigerator include a compartment, an ice storage bin positioned in the compartment and configured to store whole ice cubes therein, and a pellet ice dispenser. The pellet ice dispenser includes a first motor, a first axle drivingly connected to a shaft of the first motor, a first ice cube auger drivingly connected to the first axle, a blade downstream of the first ice cube auger and configured to shave whole ice cubes into ice pieces, and an ice pelleter. The ice pelleter includes an extrusion die disposed downstream of the blade, a shaved ice auger disposed between the blade and the extrusion die and configured to move and compress the ice pieces through the extrusion die to form pellet ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Mitchell, Brent Alden Junge
  • Patent number: 9182133
    Abstract: A wall construction system comprises a number of courses of masonry construction blocks stacked one atop another in any desired pattern, such as a running bond pattern. One or more fluid conduits are disposed in thermal communication with one or more of the masonry construction blocks and one or more fluids are passed through the fluid conduits. The fluid(s) may comprise one or more liquids, one or more gases, or a combination of liquid(s) and gas(es). The fluid(s) can transfer heat between an enclosed environment, such as a room, and the material of the masonry construction blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mark R. Weber
  • Patent number: 9121178
    Abstract: A roofing shingle is provided. The roofing shingles includes an overlay sheet including a headlap portion and a tab portion and an underlay sheet secured to the overlay sheet such that a region of the underlay sheet overlaps a region of the headlap portion of the overlay sheet. A reinforcement material is secured to the headlap portion of the overlay sheet. The reinforcement material is configured to improve nail pull-through. The reinforcement material extends beyond the overlapping regions of the headlap portion and the underlay sheet a distance of about 0.12 inches or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James S. Belt, Bert W. Elliot
  • Patent number: 9068360
    Abstract: Floor panels are provided with a mechanical locking system including a flexible locking element in a locking groove which during a horizontal motion is displaced vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Pervan Darko
  • Publication number: 20150089892
    Abstract: A roofing shingle has side edges, an upper unexposed area, and a lower exposed area. The lower exposed area has a lower edge. The lower edge can include an uneven profile. The uneven profile can include a symmetry element. The symmetry element can only pertain to the course of the uneven profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8966844
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a masonry wall system consisting of a plurality of panels and artificial masonry units. The panels are provided with channels sized to receive the artificial masonry units and delimited by protruding ribs. The protruding ribs have a predetermined width w and also have notches uniformly spaced along the ribs. The artificial masonry units have protuberances devised and positioned on the masonry units to be fitted in the notches of the protruding ribs so that the masonry units are equally spaced-apart from each other by a predetermined gap (g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Oldcastle Building Products Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Bouchard
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8863461
    Abstract: A panel for attachment to a mounting surface includes a fastener edge defined along one edge of the panel and a butt edge defined opposite the fastener edge. The fastener edge contacts the mounting surface. The panel includes a plurality of raised faces formed between the fastener edge and the butt edge. The raised faces are oriented at a first angle to the mounting surface, such that the raised faces are further from the mounting surface toward the butt edge. The panel also includes a tapered keyway linking each of the raised faces. The tapered keyway extends from the raised faces toward the mounting surface and is at a second angle to the raised faces. An offset hem is formed on the fastener edge and extends away from the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Mark C. Wagner, Doug Williams, Daniel W. King, Richard A. Wagner, Matthew Jason Michalski, Jonathan Wierengo, Daniel B. Franklin, Michael W. Maurer, Clyde G. Allen
  • Patent number: 8833024
    Abstract: A unique, three-dimensional wall or ceiling panel system has finished panels with randomly placed blocks protruding from the base board of each panel. These blocks are arranged in horizontal rows. Each block has the same thickness to form uniform rows but the lengths and heights of each block vary to form a random pattern on the base board. The ends of several rows of each finished panel are left open. When the finished panels are laid end to end, these open spaces may be filled with connecting blocks to create a seamless effect for the wall or ceiling system. Outside or inside corners are also provided for continuing the system around corners. The corners have one beveled edge to create a 90 degree corner. The other end of the corner connects to the finished pieces in the usual construction manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Adams
  • Patent number: 8826607
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic devices, and more particularly to photovoltaic roofing products in which a photovoltaic element is joined to a roofing substrate. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a photovoltaic roofing element comprising a roofing substrate; one or more photovoltaic cells disposed on the roofing substrate; and a colored or patterned layer disposed on the roofing substrate and visible in the area surrounding the photovoltaic cells; and an encapsulant layer disposed over the photovoltaic cells and the patterned colored layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Liang Shiao, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8806827
    Abstract: A shaped roof element (1) for roofs made of elements, the roof element (1) comprising a first and a second side edge (4, 6), an upper edge (8) and a lower edge (10), a profile substantially parallel to the side edges (4, 6) and a series of steps comprising two or more steps (12, 14) extending substantially parallel to the upper and lower edges (8, 10), the steps being produced so that the lower edge (10) forms one of the steps (14). The step (14) on the lower edge (10) is produced in the form of a round bend (20) bending underneath the shaped roof element (1), the profile of the bend corresponding substantially to a profile parallel to the side edges (4, 6) of the shaped roof element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Rautaruukki Oyj
    Inventors: Matti Perttula, Janne Tanhuanpää
  • Patent number: 8776471
    Abstract: A laminated roofing shingle is provided, having an anterior shingle layer and a posterior shingle layer. Openings exist in tab portions of the anterior shingle layer, allowing for visible front surface portions of the posterior shingle layer to be visible through the openings. Such visible portions can be of varying vertical contrast from at least some of the top edges of the openings to at least some of the bottom edges of the posterior shingle layer that are exposed through the openings, and are generally of consistent horizontal contrast between right and left edges of the openings. Front surface portions of the posterior shingle layer that are exposed through one or more openings have a different contrast that is in interrupting contrast to at least a portion of any of the varying or consistent contrast that are visible through the openings between tabs of the anterior shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8769896
    Abstract: An artificial stone is disclosed for use in creating a covering for a supporting surface. The artificial stone includes a body for placement on the supporting surface, which is shaped for mating engagement with like stones with intermediate perimeter joints to produce a continuous surface covering. The stone has a facing surface on the body, which facing surface has a contour defining a surface area and is subdivided by at least one simulated joint into a major surface portion and at least one minor surface portion. The major surface portion is free of simulated joints and extends over at least about 60% of the total surface of the facing surface. The stone further includes at least one perimeter recess in the body for generating a gap between the stone and another like stone in mating engagement therewith, which gap is wider than adjacent the adjoining perimeter joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Oldcastle Building Products Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc-Andre Lacas, Bertin Castonguay, Robert Daoust
  • Publication number: 20140059960
    Abstract: A building panel including a magnesium oxide board having a front surface and back surface, wherein the front surface of the magnesium oxide board displays a pattern of cuts, wherein the front surface of said magnesium oxide board is covered by an acrylic paint and sand mixture, wherein the pattern of cuts are grouted, wherein the first end of said magnesium oxide board includes at least one male engaging member and the second end includes at least one female recess. A method of making a faux brick building panel and a faux rock building panel are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tommy Cole
  • Patent number: 8621801
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a masonry wall system consisting of a plurality of panels and artificial masonry units. The panels are provided with channels sized to receive the artificial masonry units and delimited by protruding ribs. The protruding ribs have a predetermined width w and also have notches uniformly spaced along the ribs. The artificial masonry units have protuberances devised and positioned on the masonry units to be fitted in the notches of the protruding ribs so that the masonry units are equally spaced-apart from each other by a predetermined gap (g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Oldcastle Building Products Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Bouchard
  • Patent number: 8596005
    Abstract: Disclosed is a raised profile panel having various patterns for a door, which allows a user to repair a profile of the door or change a design of the door according to the demand of the user without exchanging the door with a new one when the profile formed on a surface of the door for decoration is damaged or the user wants to change the design of the door. The raised profile panel includes a profile section manufactured separately from the door and having a bonding surface forming an inner wall of the profile section and an exposed surface forming an outer wall of the profile section; and an adhesive layer provided on the bonding surface of the profile section to bond the bonding surface of the profile section with the surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Yong Sibbett
  • Patent number: 8590238
    Abstract: A simulative brick or other block covering for a wall is provided with grooves cut sufficiently deep into the coating to substantially separate all simulated structured sections from each other with respect to drying and coating on the outside with a waterproof acrylic coloring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas L. Polak
  • Patent number: 8561368
    Abstract: Embodiments of a carved solid face door and methods of fabrication are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a carved solid face door includes a solid base having a substantially flat face and an opposing rear surface, wherein the face has a design carved into at least one section of the face that emulates the appearance of a multiple-piece construction including at least one of a frame, a rail, a stile, a molding, a trim, a plurality of planks, or a panel. Optionally, a backing may be coupled to the solid base. Optionally, the solid base may comprise a plurality of horizontal sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Edward Fimbel, III
  • Patent number: 8512835
    Abstract: A vehicle wash system having a plurality of vehicle treatment components with one of the plurality of vehicle treatment components including at least one support member. The at least one support member has an exterior surface. A shrinkable sleeve is sized to fit over the exterior surface of the at least one support member. The shrinkable sleeve is slid onto the at least one support member and located in a predetermined position around the exterior surface. Upon application of heat to the shrinkable sleeve, it shrinks and conforms to the shape of the exterior surface of the at least one support member such that it is fixedly attached to the exterior surface of the at least one support member in the predetermined position. The result is a protective covering for the support member that is durable and readily cleanable such that fluid and debris can be easily wiped off of the covering and corrosion of the support member is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Motor City Wash Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Wentworth, J. Allan Lunk
  • 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: 8438812
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a shingle includes a first layer having at least one full tab and at least one full cut-out. A second layer is positioned under the first layer. The full tab width to first layer length ratio is greater than 8.5/36. The full cut-out width to first layer length ratio is greater than 8.5/36. A method that includes applying such shingles to a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: TAMKO Roofing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Morrison King, Stephen Andrew McNally
  • Publication number: 20130097950
    Abstract: A fiber enforced sheet for use as a wall or floor covering which comprises of adhered thin bricks bonded to a fiber-reinforced, backing layer. Thin brick is adhered to the fiber enforced sheet. The fiber enforced backing increases strength and rigidity to the thin brick during handling, and installation permits the thin bricks to be adhered to proper specification and spacing to be cut using ordinary tile or thin brick tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Hunsaker, Jeffrey Walker, Garrick Hunsaker
  • Patent number: 8413397
    Abstract: An artificial stone is disclosed for use in creating a covering for a supporting surface. The artificial stone includes a body for placement on the supporting surface, which is shaped for mating engagement with like stones with intermediate perimeter joints to produce a continuous surface covering. The stone has a facing surface on the body, which facing surface has a contour defining a surface area and is subdivided by at least one simulated joint into a major surface portion and at least one minor surface portion. The major surface portion is free of simulated joints and extends over at least about 60% of the total surface of the facing surface. The stone further includes at least one perimeter recess in the body for generating a gap between the stone and another like stone in mating engagement therewith, which gap is wider than adjacent the adjoining perimeter joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Oldcastle Building Products Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Marc-Andre Lacas, Bertin Castonguay, Robert Daoust
  • Patent number: 8397460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a roof shingle comprising a shingle with at least one layer having a head lap and a butt, the head lap including at least one alignment notch and the butt including at least one corner that corresponds to the alignment notch. Also, the present invention provides a roofing shingle comprising at least one layer formed from a cutting cylinder having a circumference that is a fraction of said roofing shingle length. The present invention also provides a method for manufacturing the inventive shingles and a method for installing the inventive shingles upon a roofing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy Rodrigues, Frederick W. Sieling, Awdhoot Vasant Kerkar, Atilla Sebuktekin
  • Patent number: 8387323
    Abstract: An artificial stone siding product for use as siding for homes, commercial buildings, and other structures, as well as for hearths, mantles, and other similar indoor structures, is provided. The artificial stone siding product includes a stone body cast of a cement aggregate and having an outer visible surface area shaped and colored to resemble real stone. An integral mounting support extends from at least one edge of the stone body. The mounting support allows the attachment of the artificial stone siding product to a surface of a wall using fasteners inserted through apertures defined by the support. The artificial stone siding product may be used to quickly and easily construct a stone wall by mounting a plurality of the artificial stone siding products to the exterior of a wall in much the same way as standard siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Silvermine Stone Company
    Inventor: Richard A. Mickelson
  • Patent number: 8322099
    Abstract: There is disclosed apparatus for use in forming a decorative feature on a structure, and a method of forming a decorative feature on a structure. In an embodiment of the invention, apparatus (10) for use in forming a decorative feature on a structure such as a building is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: David Michael Reid
  • Patent number: 8316604
    Abstract: Floor panel, said floor panel (1) comprising a decor (2), as well as a top layer (8) based on synthetic material (9), and wherein the decor (2) represents a pattern with several wood parts (3) per floor panel (1), characterized in that in the upper surface (14) of the floor panel (1) one or more height differences are present in that the upper surface (14), at the location of one of more of the wood parts (3), shows an individualized global surface level (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Bernard Thiers
  • Patent number: 8302358
    Abstract: A shingle layer of shingle is provided having an increased thickness adhesive coating on at least a portion of its rear surface, with granules embedded therein, with the granules being of a size range that is larger than the fine particles normally applied to the rear surface of a shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8281539
    Abstract: A shingle layer of shingle is provided having an increased thickness adhesive coating on at least a portion of its rear surface, with granules embedded therein, with the granules being of a size range that is larger than the fine particles normally applied to the rear surface of a shingle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8268431
    Abstract: An apparently seamless lengthened bamboo sheet is formed by lengthening a plurality of bamboo strips or blanks and assembling a plurality of lengthened bamboo strips or blanks together. A slot is formed on at least one end of the bamboo strips or blanks in direction of length, and a tenon corresponding to the slot is formed on the same end; the tenon on one bamboo strip or blank is embedded into the slot on another bamboo strip or blank. The tenon and slot are mutually matched and the two bamboo strips or blanks are engaged to each other. A method to manufacture is the apparently seamless lengthened bamboo sheet includes: forming a slot and a tenon on the end of bamboo strips or blanks; embedding a tenon at one end of one bamboo strip or blank into a slot on one end of another bamboo strip or blank; assembling and gluing a plurality of lengthened bamboo strips or blanks in direction of width or thickness; forming the bamboo sheet by a common process including pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Shanghai Yunsheng Bamboo and Wood Product Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghui Gao, Shiqing Gao, Shibin Gao
  • Patent number: 8225579
    Abstract: Carved solid face doors having inlaid overlays and methods of manufacture thereof are provided herein. In some embodiments, a carved, solid face door may include a solid base having a face and an opposing rear surface, wherein the face has a design carved into at least one section of the face; one or more channels carved into the face adjacent to the design, each channel having a depth that is below a depth of the design carved into face of the door adjacent to the channel; and one or more inlay panels disposed in the one or more channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Edward Fimbel, III, Jeffry T. Deal
  • Publication number: 20120159877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a building panel. The building panel includes a core including first geopolymer concrete. One or more protective layers are located adjacent the core. Each protective layer includes second geopolymer concrete of greater density than the first geopolymer concrete. In one embodiment, passages are defined along which air can move within the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: HALOK PTY LTD
    Inventor: Andrew Wilfred Reid
  • Patent number: 8205403
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a system, methods and compositions for attaching architectural panels to a building surface, such as a wall. In certain embodiments, the system comprises panels, each with upper, lower and side interlocking members. In a preferred embodiment, the upper and lower interlocking members form a modified tongue and groove joint, with a 45 degree angle interface, while the side interlocking members form a ship lap joint. The upper and lower interlocking members may be designed to press the panels against the building surface and to hide the locations of screws or other attachment devices when the interlocking members are engaged. The system provides a stronger and more secure attachment of panels to a building surface, while eliminating the problem of having to disguise the location of the attachment devices where such devices are inserted directly through the surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Composite Foam Material Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Myers, Scott Thomas