Sustainer Anchored Within Section Patents (Class 52/333)
  • Patent number: 9963871
    Abstract: A connector assembly is used to secure a building panel (e.g., building panel) to a building structural element. The connector assembly can be formed of structural materials to effectively transfer load between the panel and the structural element. The connector assembly can include one or more insulating materials to reduce heat transfer between the panel and the structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Composite Building Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Clark, Jr., Brian J. Blonski
  • Patent number: 9797137
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fully assembled, fully cast-in-place, composite-type house and a construction method thereof, comprising providing at least one layer of house main body on a house foundation, wherein each layer of the house main body comprises: a tension bearing system which constitutes a wall body (1) or floor slab (2), a stabilizing function system for the tension bearing system, a system which constitutes a heat-insulating layer and a fire-proofing layer and is used as a formwork and has the function of supporting, and a pressure bearing system which connects together the afore-mentioned systems by means of a fully cast-in-place technique. The fully assembled, fully cast-in-place, composite-type house and the construction method thereof integrate structural component specifications, the overall stability of the house is good, and energy-saving and environmental protection requirements are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Kunshan Ecological Building Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 8881487
    Abstract: A joining system arrangement for building elements the joining system arrangement having a box element adapted for embedment in a first building element, such that an open side of the box element is flush with a surface of the building element, and arranged such that a bridge element can be inserted into the box element, the box element having four side faces arranged around an open side and a back plate, wherein, at at least one side face of the box element includes at least one load transmitting element which is arranged externally on the at least one side face, the at least one load transmitting element configured such that at least two surface portions are formed, constituting a rounded face, which are turned away from the at least one side face of the box element and from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Svein Berg Holding AS
    Inventor: Svein Berg
  • Patent number: 8297017
    Abstract: A composite floor panel includes a frame assembly having a base plate, a plurality of first lateral supports secured to the base plate, and a plurality of second lateral supports secured to the base plate. The first lateral supports lie in a first plane and the second lateral supports lie in a second plane. The first plane and the second plane each intersect the base plate and the first plane is disposed at an angle relative to the second plane. The composite floor panel also includes a concrete portion coupled to and supported by the first lateral supports and the second lateral supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Plattforms, Inc.
    Inventors: David H Platt, John E Charchenko, Daryl G Hodgson, Russell J Platt
  • Patent number: 8281534
    Abstract: A built-up beam fabricated a plurality of profiled steel plates is disclosed. The built-up beam includes a first lower profiled steel plate including a bottom portion, a side-vertical portion bent upwardly and vertically from one lateral edge of the bottom portion, a supporting portion bent horizontally from an upper end of the side-vertical portion, and a first center-vertical portion bent vertically and upwardly from the other lateral edge of the bottom portion. A second lower profiled steel plate is arranged symmetrically about the first center-vertical portion of the first lower profiled steel plate and connected to the first lower profiled steel plate. The second lower profiled steel plate has a cross-section symmetrical or asymmetrical to the first lower profiled steel plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Construction Technology
    Inventors: Kyu woong Bae, Byung wook Heo
  • Patent number: 7992281
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for attaching a part forming a lifting lug to fresh, prestressed hollow-core slab or massive slab, wherein the part forming the lifting lug is embedded by vibrating at least partly through the upper surface of the slab, after which the part forming the lifting lug is turned by vibrating, so that the lower parts of the lifting lug set themselves under the reinforcing strands of the slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Elematic Group OY
    Inventors: Lassi Järvinen, Aimo Seppänen
  • Patent number: 7841147
    Abstract: A method of constructing a building façade comprising, casting at least one plate member; coupling at least one load member to the plate member; aligning a first façade assembly levelly prior to attachment to the substrate; aligning a second and third façade assembly horizontally adjacent and vertically adjacent the first façade assembly, respectively, by interface with the first façade assembly, and repeating the steps of aligning additional façade assemblies to form a facade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Damian A. Moran
  • Publication number: 20100005744
    Abstract: A forms structure, a panel support member, a panel support member for internal corner, a panel support member for external corner, and a construction method of forms capable of realizing such features as enhancing safety in transportation work and assembling work through reduction in the number of components and compact unitization, eliminating lack of experience and shortening the assembling work by eliminating the fastening work by form tie or the boring work of a forms panel, preventing a crack in a concrete wall from expanding by narrowing the interval between induction joints, and concealing a P cone removing hole remaining due to the induction joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Kazuaki Kiyoto
  • Patent number: 7624550
    Abstract: Composite structural system for floors or roofs comprising steel beams and reinforced concrete slab or shear walls comprising steel columns and reinforced concrete diaphragms. In both cases a steel plate with holes crossed with rebars is welded to the steel beam or to the steel column which performs the integral combination of the concrete, the structural element and the rebars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Pedro Ospina
  • Patent number: 7596918
    Abstract: A method of constructing a wall of a building by casting in which formwork is erected and concrete is allowed to exude through perforations in the formwork, embedding the formwork in concrete and obscuring it from view. A panel for carrying out the method, a thin-walled sheet with multiple perforations for the escape of the concrete during casting, has brackets or clips to fasten it to the adjacent formwork creating a casting space between the panel and the supporting formwork. Floating the expressed concrete produces a smooth finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Danny W. Hills
  • Publication number: 20090165413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a joining system for connecting two elements, for example a beam (10) and a pillar (11), comprising a receiving device (1), a box element (3) and a bridge element (2), where the box element comprises attachment devices for preferably angled reinforcing rods (4). The invention also relates to a box element (3), a bridge element (2) and a method for placing the box element (3) in a concrete element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: SB PRODUKSJON AS
    Inventor: Svein Berg
  • Patent number: 7197854
    Abstract: A prestressed or post-tensioned composite structural system for bridge floors, road beds, pedestrian walkways, building floors, building walls, or similar structural elements. The structural system comprises a composite structure comprising an unfilled grating as a base component, and a prestressed, post-tensioned reinforced concrete slab as a top component. The base grating component is preferably a plurality of main bearing bars without any distribution bars or tertiary bars. The upper portions of the main bearing bars are embedded in the concrete component permitting horizontal shear transfer and creating a composite deck structure which maximizes the use of tensile strength of steel and the compressive strength of concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: D.S. Brown Co.
    Inventors: Robert A. Bettigole, Christopher Higgins
  • Patent number: 6871462
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite action system and a method for fabricating the same to meet OSHA safety requirements and allow for welding off the work site. An improved structural system achieves the desired composite behavior by providing one or more structural members, plates coupled with the structural members, transverse reinforcing members passing through apertures in the plates, and additional reinforcing members positioned parallel and transverse to the structural members to provide an interlocking composite action between the structural members, reinforcing members, and concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Board of Regents of University of Nebraska
    Inventor: Atorod Azizinamini
  • Patent number: 6568139
    Abstract: A precast concrete slab for forming a deck in a bridge superstructure has a chamfer on forward and trailing edges so that adjacent slabs can mate. The slab is reinforced with bars which protrude laterally from the slab on opposite sides and which, in use, extend over support beams. Selected bars are formed in a castellated shape of which inverted U-shaped portions extend above the surface of the precast concrete slab. Conveniently, the U-shaped portions anchor a concrete topping which is poured over the slabs at a bridge site and also provide locations for hooking a crane used to transport the slab at a site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Bot Construction Limited
    Inventor: Steven R Bot
  • Publication number: 20020108339
    Abstract: A shear wall system comprises stucco fasteners consisting of an elongated first portion that is driven into a wood frame wall, and an elongated second portion that is completely embedded in a stucco wall panel. In one embodiment, the fasteners consist of an assembly having a first element that is driven into the wood frame wall, and a second annular element receiving a portion of the first element and that is embedded rigidly into the cement stucco wall. Ductile movement of the fastener components with respect to wood frame wall and the stucco wall provides energy dissipation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Applicant: Sacks Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Perry Adebar, Harold R. Davis, William Spilchen, Abraham Sacks
  • Patent number: 5941035
    Abstract: A concrete floor system includes the use of sheet metal pan or decking and sheet metal z-shaped closures sitting upon low profile open web steel joist providing a non-structural or structural concrete brake above the walls forming vibration damping and sound & fire barriers. The z-shaped closures have apertures formed through them which correspond to the end profiles of the joist shoes of the joists, and are fitted onto the joists before or after the joists are in place. The need for sound and vibration damping rock wool, foams and other similar material below the floor and between walls is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Mega Building System Ltd.
    Inventor: John A. C. Purse
  • Patent number: 5809722
    Abstract: Reinforced concrete slab and girder building structures incorporate shearing connectors with lengthwise support parts to which lengthwisely spaced, transversely extending, rigid load transfer plates affix. A girder structure having one or more lengthwisely extending girders is provided and the shear connectors are fixed to the girders near their support walls below a deck for supporting the slab, the shearing connectors being positioned so that portions of the load transfer plates and support parts project above the girder structure and deck to receive compression forces in the slab which are transferred by the connectors to the girders. The lengthwisely extending connector support parts have connections for carrying a series of lengthwisely spaced rebar rods which embed in the slab when it is poured and transfer compressive load forces to the transfer plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Keith M. Wright
    Inventor: Peter Bertsche
  • Patent number: 5664378
    Abstract: An exodermic deck for structural floors including bridge floors, road beds, pedestrian walkways, or the like, comprises a composite structure of a grid component and a top component. The grid component is preferably made of steel and includes a plurality of main bearing bars and a plurality of distribution bars oriented perpendicular to the main bearing bars. The top component is preferably made from reinforced concrete. The upper portions of either the main bearing bars or the distribution bars are embedded in the reinforced concrete component permitting horizontal shear transfer and creating a composite deck structure which maximizes the use of tensile strength of steel and the compressive strength of concrete. The top sections of the embedded bars have gripping surfaces for effecting mechanical locks between the grid component and the concrete component and increasing the horizontal shear transfer therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Inventors: Robert A. Bettigole, Neal H. Bettigole
  • Patent number: 5513474
    Abstract: Proposed is a double-walled formwork element comprising two large-area panels suitable for use as mould shuttering, particularly in the concrete construction industry. The two panels are joined to each other by force-locking, liquid-tight and gas-tight engagement, and form between them a cavity. The invention secures the two layers of shuttering against slippage and ensures the discharge of any leak liquid produced. The invention also enables shuttering systems to be assembled cheaply and simply for constructions of various shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Steuler-Industriewerke GmbH
    Inventor: Jurgen Scharkowski
  • Patent number: 5177918
    Abstract: A shock-absorption wall structure comprising a framework of elastic beams having a light steel frame covered with a certain number of base plates is disclosed. The base plates have at least two or more rows of parallel sheets in the upper/lower sides or left/right sides and a plurality of inclined sheets and/or rolling sheets to make paving slurry even and quick, and enable the slurry to evince a strong adhesive force. Each elastic beam includes a pair of truss bodies interconnected by number of long bolts and springs with each long bolt penetrating through a respective pair of truss bodies. The springs are accommodated within the truss body and then a cover plate is attached on one side of the elastic beam. By this arrangement, the internal stress of the wall arising from an earthquake or working vibration can be absorbed by each spring to prevent the wall from cracking or collapsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Inventor: Fu-Chuan Chang
  • Patent number: 5113631
    Abstract: A structural support system for a building is formed from preferably prefabricated, light weight steel framed, bearing wall panels and precast, hollow core concrete floor slabs that are positively interlocked by, for example, splice plates, provided at the top of the bearing wall panels, reinforcing bars and grout, which fills the joints between adjacent slabs to form a unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Inventors: Edward R. diGirolamo, Thomas Colasanto, Jonathan C. Rothstein
  • Patent number: 4715155
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus for composite slab construction, comprising an open web of zig-zag structure upper and lower knuckles and at least one chord united to the web to form a joist. The chord will include an upper chord comprising a sealing first bar which extends longitudinally in said joist and which has first bar which extends longitudinally in said joist and which has first and second legs. The first leg is a longitudinal, upright leg with a first face which is upright and confronts one side of the web. The second leg comprises plural longitudinally-spaced leg segments extending longitudinally throughout the length of, open spaces. The second bar extends longitudinally in said joist and includes an upright third leg having a second face which is upright and confronts the other side of the web. This second face is laterally spaced from the first leg and is in closely spaced or abutting relationship with the leg segments of the first bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Inventor: Neal E. Holtz
  • Patent number: 4628654
    Abstract: A composite floor structure comprising a floor slab of concrete or other compression resistant material; and at least one reinforced beam under the floor slab. The beam comprises permanent shuttering including an open-mouthed, upwardly facing channel formation of steel or other tension resistant material; and a plurality of transverse members spaced apart along the length of the channel formation and extending transversely to the channel formation across substantially the entire width of the mouth of the channel formation. Each transverse member is fast with the channel formation in the region of its mouth on opposite sides of the mouth and at least part of at least certain of the transverse members extend upwardly from the region of the mouth of the channel formation into the overlying floor slab. Concrete or other compression resistant material is located in the channel formation and is formed integrally with the compression resistant material of the floor slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Wesmer Konstruksie (Eiedoms) Beperk
    Inventor: Justus A. T. Boswel
  • Patent number: 4468907
    Abstract: A protective device (12) for steel reinforcements (16) includes a bottom box (22) and a cover (24) which can be inserted into it. In the bottom (26) of the bottom box there are slots (32) through which parts (18) of the steel reinforcements (16) which project out of the closed protective device can be inserted. The side walls of the cover are designed as double layers and form an interspace (56) which makes it possible to weld the outer layer (54) and the side walls (28, 30) of the bottom box using tools that grip from both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Signma Bauelemente GmbH
    Inventors: Lothar Tiletschke, Hellmuth Feldmann
  • Patent number: 4213281
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements in the construction of roofs, floors, and more specifically, to a structure permitting the pouring of reinforced concrete without the need of other frames or centering. This becomes possible by using a beam with hollows (structure type) having the capacity for supporting without deflecting the weight of elements which make up the slab thereby enabling the beam to be self-supporting. A counter brace helps support the filler elements and the reinforced concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Inventors: Agustin F. Zarzosa-Castilla, Ma. Hilda Parcero-de Zarzosa
  • Patent number: 3965641
    Abstract: A sheet metal structural shape for use as a purlin or sub-purlin in deck construction which is symmetrical about a vertical bisecting plane having a central vertical web, two legs projecting downwardly from the bottom of said web at an angle of about to about to the horizontal, each leg having a substantially horizontal flange projecting outwardly at its lower extremity, and a stiffening member at the upper edge of the web. Poured concrete insulated deck structures utilizing a series of the metal structural shapes with gypsum formboard resting on the horizontal flanges and extending between adjacent structural shapes, rigid synthetic polymer foam having an underside adjacent the upper side of the gypsum formboard and having holes vertically therethrough, the holes having an area of more than about 5 percent of the area of the underside of the foam, and poured concrete adjacent the upper side of the foam and around the stiffener to prevent uplift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: Decks, Incorporated
    Inventor: Frank E. Carroll