Settable Material Receiving Backer Fixed To Furring, Joist, Or Stud Patents (Class 52/344)
  • Patent number: 10737756
    Abstract: A moisture control apparatus for use with a structure within an aircraft, the structure including an upper surface, the moisture control apparatus comprising: a moisture absorbing layer including a moisture absorbing material, the layer including a leading edge, a trailing edge, side edges, an upper surface, and, a lower surface; and, a reverse-bevel defined along the leading edge of the layer, wherein the reverse-bevel and the upper surface of the structure define a gutter configured to retain moisture flowing along the upper surface of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cory M. Hitchcock, Trevor Milton Laib, Ernest Leland Gibson, IV
  • Patent number: 10385583
    Abstract: A shear transfer system is provided. In the system, a shear tie strap is attached to a first framing member, a second framing member, a third framing member, a fourth framing member, and a fifth framing member of a frame in a framed building. The second, third, fourth, and fifth framing members are orthogonal or oblique to the first framing member. More than one shear tie strap may be present in the framed building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Martin J. Rotter
  • Patent number: 10036159
    Abstract: A shear transfer system is provided. In the system a shear tie strap is attached to a first framing member, a second framing member, a third framing member, a fourth framing member, and a fifth framing member of a frame in a framed building. The second, third, fourth, and fifth framing members are orthogonal or oblique to the first framing member. More than one shear tie strap may be present in the framed building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Martin J. Rotter
  • Patent number: 9739056
    Abstract: An improved lath is disclosed having a water drainage layer provided in association with the lath. The water drainage layer serves to remove water that might otherwise build up between the lath and wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Innovation Calumet LLC
    Inventor: Gary R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9097016
    Abstract: A building panel structure is disclosed, in which building panels are used to form a structure. The building panel includes a core and a coating covering a portion of the core. In some embodiments the core consists of a frame and one or more than one insulating structural block. The insulating structural blocks can be encapsulated polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks. In some embodiments the coating includes an inner scratch layer and an outer main brown layer. The inner scratch layer can be formed of at least two layers and a fiberglass mesh. The outer main brown layer can include a fiberglass mesh embedded into the outer main brown layer. A coating/frame coupler is disclosed which securely couples the coating to the frame so that the building panel remains strong and stable even if the EPS foam blocks are melted or damaged in extreme conditions such as a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: PROPST FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: John Eugene Propst
  • Patent number: 9027303
    Abstract: An aqueous gypsum plaster-cement composition comprises a hydraulic binder consisting of calcined gypsum and hydraulic cement in a weight ratio of from about 4:1 to about 2:1, an aggregate which comprises sand, a foam, a perlite, rice hulls or a mixture thereof, a superplasticizer comprising an air entraining agent, a retarder, and water in an amount of from about 0.4 to about 0.75 parts by weight per part of binder, with the proviso that the gypsum plaster-cement composition contains essentially neither a pozzolana nor lime. The use thereof, a method of constructing buildings using this composition and the buildings obtainable in this way are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Crupe International (IP) GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Lichtinger, Bernd Bruno Winfried Eck
  • Publication number: 20150033654
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall module is disclosed. The wall module includes a series or plurality of lattices. The series of lattices includes (a) defining at least one slot accommodating a panel, and (b) defining a grid along an outer surface of the wall module wherein at least one end-standing lattice of the wall module is structurally different from one or more of the other lattices in the wall module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Olaf Claessens
  • Patent number: 8776466
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lath furring strip having a height not exceeding 0.365 inches which has improved waterproofing capabilities by incorporating the lath furring strip into other architectural structures such as reveals, expansion joints and window flange coverings. By integrating these structures with a lath furring strip having water proofing features, there is increased water proofing of the entire architectural structure. One or more moisture barriers can easily be applied to the wall or furring strips that prevents seepage of moisture from the stucco on the lath to a wall or framing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Rutherford
  • Patent number: 8601763
    Abstract: The lightweight concrete panel is comprised of a thin concrete slab, a standard steel stud frame, optional insulation strips to increase its thermal performance for exterior wall applications, and specially engineered rivets or screws that connect the thin concrete slab to the metal frame. The specially engineered rivet has a protruding and shaped head that acts as an anchor when embedded in the hardened concrete slab and has an optional elastic cover in its embedded head to allow slight movement of the concrete slab. The engineered screw with an elastic cover can also be used as the connecting device that allows slight movement of the concrete slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Thuan Bui
  • Patent number: 8603239
    Abstract: This invention relates to a formulation with the addition of low density additives of volcanic ash, hollow ceramic microspheres or a combination of microspheres and volcanic ash or other low density additives into cementitious cellulose fiber reinforced building materials. This formulation is advantageously lightweight or low density compared as compared to current fiber cement products without the increased moisture expansion and freeze-thaw degradation usually associated with the addition of lightweight inorganic materials to fiber cement mixes. The low density additives also give the material improved thermal dimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: James A. Gleeson, Kalynne H. Paradis, Brian P. Sloane, David L. Melmeth, Dean M. Seligman
  • Patent number: 8566041
    Abstract: A method of determining face paper properties of all types of wallboard including providing a core strength value of the wallboard, determining a required nail pull value based the wallboard specifications and calculating a face paper stiffness value based on the provided core strength value and the determined nail pull value. The method includes displaying the calculated face paper stiffness value on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Alfred Li
  • Publication number: 20130239498
    Abstract: A building which has as a wall of its envelope, a wall of a size of at least 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Douglas Charles Owens and Alistair William Capamagian as Co-Trustees for the Nereides Trust
    Inventor: Douglas Charles Owens
  • Patent number: 8485873
    Abstract: A reinforced mine ventilation seal anchored with steel dowels into the strata of a mine passageway. The seal has a pair of metal mats formed of vertical and horizontal elongated reinforcing members which are sandwiched between a row of dowels set into the floor and ceiling of the passageway and extending into the passageway. The metal mats and the dowels are encased in a structural material such as concrete to form a seal which is capable of bidirectionally withstanding an overpressure due to an explosion. The dowels provide shear reinforcement and the metal mats provide flexural strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Frank A. Sisk
  • Patent number: 8397457
    Abstract: In a method for connecting a reinforcement or facing of hydraulic-setting material of cement mortar mixture or concrete mixture on a structural component, a multi-layer reinforcement mat is attached to a structural component. A smoothing cement of hydraulic-setting material is filled into outer fabric layers of the reinforcement mat. The smoothing cement is allowed to set to form a substitute formwork. Into the space between the substitute formwork and the structural component a flowable cement mortar mixture or concrete mixture is filled in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Stephan Hauser
  • Patent number: 8365489
    Abstract: A building system including supports vertically disposed in an underlying surface in spaced apart relation, and support headers removably disposed on an exposed end of each of the supports. Each support header includes a mounting hub that removably engages the exposed end of the support. A span element is provided and extends between adjacent supports, each span element including a lock element that matingly engages a corresponding engagement element at the supports to removably secure the span element in position. A reinforcement panel formed of a stiff, open grid configuration is suspended from the span element along with an application panel. The application panel includes apertures defined therein to define an open mesh, and a quantity of unhardened concrete is applied to the application panel to substantially cover the application panel, the reinforcement panel and the supports, thereby defining a wall upon hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Bond Building Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Art Bond
  • Patent number: 8365497
    Abstract: The insulated panel comprises exterior sheathing, studs, rigid foam panels and a spray-pour foam. The rigid foam panels are placed up against the sheathing between the studs, and the spray-pour foam is used to fill in the voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jordan Byron Rothwell
  • Patent number: 8317914
    Abstract: A building material product comprising a cementitious binder, an aggregate and cellulose reinforcing fibers wherein the cellulose reinforcing fibers have been treated with cationic or nonionic oil. The resulting fiber when included in a fiber cement composite results in improved deflection of the composite at peak loading as well as improved impact strength while maintaining overall board strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuer NR Company
    Inventors: Robert T Hamilton, David J O'Callaghan, Hugh West
  • Patent number: 8245472
    Abstract: A building façade system adapted to be installed onto an exposed surface of a building and provide a substrate for installation of façade elements (e.g., stone, stucco and the like). The system preferably provides a corrosion-resistant structure adapted to withstand extended environmental exposure. In general, the system includes a highly porous three dimensional matrix filamentous polymeric mat and a fiberglass mesh layer associated therewith. Collectively, the polymeric mat and fiberglass mesh layer are adapted to be installed onto an exposed building wall and provide a substrate onto which desired façade elements may be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Keene Building Products Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James Keene
  • Patent number: 8241419
    Abstract: A building material product comprising a cementitious binder, an aggregate and cellulose reinforcing fibers wherein the cellulose reinforcing fibers have been treated with oil which is bound to the fiber by a retention aid. The resulting fiber when included in a fiber cement composite results in improved deflection of the composite at peak loading as well as improved impact strength while maintaining overall board strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Robert T Hamilton, David J O'Callaghan, Hugh West
  • Patent number: 8204698
    Abstract: A method of determining face paper properties of wallboard including providing a core strength value of the wallboard, determining a required nail pull value based the wallboard specifications and calculating a face paper stiffness value based on the provided core strength value and the determined nail pull value. The method includes displaying the calculated face paper stiffness value on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Alfred C. Li, Arthur Kennedy, Kristin McKeever, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8117791
    Abstract: An abutment is provided for use as a start or end post of a plasterboard partition wall or as a join between two such walls which run in different directions. The abutment comprises an elongate plaster moulding designed to run between the ceiling and the floor and having an abutment surface for abutment against the end of the partition wall. In a preferred embodiment, the abutment includes a tapered edge at the abutment surface to provide a space at the join in which a skim of plaster can be applied to provide a seamless join between the partition wall and the abutment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Tony Baccarini
  • Patent number: 8091304
    Abstract: The invention relates to a construction panel, in particular for use in dry construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Knauf Perlite GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Koslowski
  • Patent number: 8056301
    Abstract: A shear wall structure is formed on a building wall or section thereof designed to accommodate anticipated wind or seismic shear loads by initially securing one or more subsurface shear panels on the interior or exterior sides of the wood or steel framing studs. Each shear panel consists of a thin steel sheet (0.015? to 0.060? thick) laminated to a thin rigid sheet material such as medium density fiberboard ( 1/16? to ¼? thick). Subsequently, the shear panels are covered with a conventional interior (e.g., drywall panels) or exterior (e.g., plaster) finishing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Specialty Hardware L.P.
    Inventors: Albert C. Elliott, Jr., Gregory A. Kulpa, Allan J. Swartz
  • Patent number: 8006451
    Abstract: A building system including a plurality of supports structured to be vertically disposed in an underlying surface in spaced apart relation from one another, and a plurality of support headers removably disposed on an exposed end of each of the supports. Each support header includes a mounting hub that removably engages the exposed end of the support. A span element is further provided and extends between adjacent supports, each span element including a lock element that matingly engages a corresponding engagement element at the supports so as to removably secure the span element in position. A reinforcement panel formed of a stiff, open grid configuration is suspended from the span element along with an application panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Art Bond
  • Patent number: 7946088
    Abstract: System and method for reinforcing structures includes basalt textile 20 connected to surfaces of the structure 100 with fiber anchors 30. Textile spreads forces and increases ductility of structure. Textile may connect multiple structural elements together, including walls, floors, columns, beams, and roofs. Textile is covered with mortar 50 customized to match color and texture of structure by use of locally obtained grit, aggregate, or colorant. Basalt fiber textile is preferred to avoid degradation of textile from alkaline components of mortar 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Edward R. Fyfe, Michael Karantzikis
  • Patent number: 7921537
    Abstract: A prefabricated relief form member for use as an architectural trim feature on a structure using structural elements from connected wire assemblies such as corner aid to make a prefabricated relief form member and fastening the structural elements together such as by glue and putting a sheet of paper under the relief form member and applying plaster to form a trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel W. Rodlin
  • Patent number: 7896132
    Abstract: A multi-level fall protection system for a structure under construction, the structure having reinforced concrete decks including a first deck and a second deck arranged above the first deck and openings provided in the decks. The system includes bearing plates arranged in an associated opening in the first deck and having a flange portion larger than the associated opening. Lateral support blocks are arranged in an associated opening in the second deck. Vertical support posts are detachably secured at a bottom portion to an associated bearing plate and extend upwardly through an associated opening in the second deck. The vertical support posts are supported laterally by the lateral support blocks. At least one flexible support line extends between and is coupled to a pair of the vertical support posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis O'Gorman
  • Patent number: 7621087
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an inorganic board which has high mechanical strength, much improved dimensional stability, freezing and fusion resistance. To attain said object the present invention provides an inorganic board made of a cured material being a raw material mixture containing a cementitious inorganic material, a silica containing material, a woody reinforcement, and a water soluble synthetic resin, wherein the mass ratio of said cementitious inorganic material and said silica containing material is set to be in the range of between 35:65 and 45:55, to promote the hardening reaction of said inorganic board, and to reduce the unreacted materials, solving the problem of the retardation of the cement hardening by said water soluble synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Utagaki, Tadashi Sugita
  • Publication number: 20090038248
    Abstract: The invention relates to a construction panel, in particular for use in dry construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20090031656
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement system that utilizes a lath for receiving cementitious material. Lath is affixed to support structure such as sheathing supported by studs as may commonly be found in building construction. Strip members are affixed to the lath and function as fastener guides. Fasteners penetrate the strips for affixing lath and strips to the support structure. The strips are made of a compressible material that protects the lath from damage due to impacts associated with installing the fasteners and forms a gasket-like seal around the fasteners. Strips may be used as drainage guides for directing water that may flow behind the lath. The width of the strips creates spacing between the lath and the support structure, which allows for controlling of a thickness of a base layer of cementitious material by selecting a desired width. In another embodiment, entangled filaments are used as lath material for receiving cementitious material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: MARY JANE HUNT-HANSEN, ROBERT WAYNE LOVE, WILLIAM CLYDE FOSTER, WILLIAM L. JOHNSON, SR.
  • Publication number: 20090025326
    Abstract: In a plasterboard panel a first plasterboard sheet has an opening delimited by a first outer zone of the first sheet; a second plasterboard sheet forms a door which can be connected to the opening in the first sheet, the second plasterboard sheet comprising a second outer zone delimiting the door. The panel also comprises holding means for stably connecting the door to the opening. The first outer zone is tapered transversally to the plane in which the panel lies and narrows from a first flat surface of the first sheet to a second flat surface of the first sheet opposite the first flat surface. The second outer zone is tapered transversally to the plane in which the panel lies and narrows from a first flat surface of the second sheet to a second flat surface of the second sheet opposite the first flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Roberto Celli
  • Patent number: 7413999
    Abstract: A corner fitting and a method of forming a corner fitting including steps of providing a flat woven fabric including a first woven portion having first and second direction woven fibers, a second woven portion adjacent the first woven portion having first direction fibers and sacrificial second direction fibers and a third semi-woven portion having first direction fibers selectively engaged by the sacrificial second direction yarns. The method further comprising steps of folding the flat woven fabric in at least one direction, and removing the sacrificial second direction fibers, wherein during removal, the sacrificial second direction fibers are replaced in the second woven portion by the first direction fibers of the third semi-woven portion and form a corner fitting having continuous fibers connecting all sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Publication number: 20080115438
    Abstract: A building board for interior construction selected from the group consisting of mineral fiber boards, gypsum fiber boards and cement boards and containing from 1 to 25% by weight of zeolites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Hans Ulrich Hummel, Georg Kramer, Hans Rudolph Stossel
  • Publication number: 20080110117
    Abstract: A multi-level fall protection system for a structure under construction, the structure having reinforced concrete decks including a first deck and a second deck arranged above the first deck and openings provided in the decks. The system includes bearing plates arranged in an associated opening in the first deck and having a flange portion larger than the associated opening. Lateral support blocks are arranged in an associated opening in the second deck. Vertical support posts are detachably secured at a bottom portion to an associated bearing plate and extend upwardly through an associated opening in the second deck. The vertical support posts are supported laterally by the lateral support blocks. At least one flexible support line extends between and is coupled to a pair of the vertical support posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Dennis O'Gorman
  • Patent number: 7287356
    Abstract: A welded wire lathing material for mounting stucco plaster and the like onto a building frame. This lathing material comprises intersecting transverse and primary longitudinal strands substantially located in a first plane. It also comprises secondary longitudinal strands also substantially placed in first plane and closely spaced with, some of primary longitudinal strands, thus forming longitudinal slots located at predetermined spaced intervals extending across the lathing material. The slots are wider than the shaft, but narrower than the head, of fasteners predetermined for attaching the lath to building frames. The longitudinal and transverse strands are welded together where they intersect to form a rectangular mesh approximately located in the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Sacks Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Abraham Sacks, Jeffrey L Sacks, William Spilchen, Narcis Rugina, Harold R. Davis
  • Patent number: 7192985
    Abstract: A more controllable acoustic ceiling patch or textured material in the form of a sprayable composition includes a base, a filler, an adhesive binder, an anti-foaming agent, a suspension agent, and rubber particulates or polyethylene particulates forming an aggregate suitable for spraying in the presence of volatile organic compound (VOC) propellants without melting or deterioration. The more controllable acoustic ceiling patch is storable and dispensable from a pressurized dispenser having a delivery nozzle. An aerosol system with a spray nozzle is included on the container for selective discharge of the textured material onto a prepared patch area, which may be on a drywall or support panel so as to match and blend with the surrounding acoustic ceiling surface area in order to provide a continuous and unbroken coextensive surface texture of mechanically and visually matched material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Spraytex, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Woods
  • Patent number: 7163962
    Abstract: A more controllable acoustic ceiling patch or textured material in the form of a sprayable composition includes a base, a filler, an adhesive binder, an anti-foaming agent, a suspension agent, and rubber particulates or polyethylene particulates forming an aggregate suitable for spraying in the presence of volatile organic compound (VOC) propellants without melting or deterioration. The more controllable acoustic ceiling patch is storable and dispensable from a pressurized dispenser having a delivery nozzle. An aerosol system with a spray nozzle is included on the container for selective discharge of the textured material onto a prepared patch area, which may be on a drywall or support panel so as to match and blend with the surrounding acoustic ceiling surface area in order to provide a continuous and unbroken coextensive surface texture of mechanically and visually matched material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Spraytex, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Woods
  • Patent number: 7033658
    Abstract: Articles comprising simulated stone block walls and artist's canvases may be formed by providing a burlap or canvas substrate, coating the substrate with a layer of gypsum wallboard finishing compound or similar plaster-like composition, and folding or otherwise manipulating the substrate when a predetermined set or hardening of the composition has occurred to create cracks, crevices and chipped corners of the article, for example, to simulate a broken stone block or an aged artist's work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: Gregory J. Ringness
  • Patent number: 6907698
    Abstract: A building system including a plurality of supports structured to be vertically disposed in an underlying surface in spaced apart relation from one another, and a plurality of support headers removably disposed on an exposed end of each of the supports. Each support header includes a mounting hub that removably engages the exposed end of the support, and a plurality of engagement elements. A span element is further provided and extends between adjacent supports, each span element including a lock element that matingly engages a corresponding engagement element at the supports so as to removably secure the span element in position. A re-enforcement panel formed of a stiff, open grid configuration is suspended from the span element along with an application panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventor: Art Bond
  • Patent number: 6833188
    Abstract: A lightweight cementitious composite material includes expanded synthetic polymer particulate having a particle size of between 0.0625 and 0.5 inches. A dispersant coating on said particulate suppresses electrostatic attraction between particulate particles. A matrix surrounds the particulate and is present from 0.25 to 1 pound per gallon of dispersant coated particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Inventor: Blaine K. Semmens
  • Patent number: 6810632
    Abstract: Articles comprising simulated stone block walls and artist's canvases may be formed by providing a burlap or canvas substrate, coating the substrate with a layer of gypsum wallboard finishing compound or similar plaster-like composition, and folding or otherwise manipulating the substrate when a predetermined set or hardening of the composition has occurred to create cracks, crevices and chipped corners of the article, for example, to simulate a broken stone block or an aged artist's work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory J. Ringness
  • Patent number: 6800131
    Abstract: The invention provides a set gypsum-containing product having increased resistance to permanent deformation and a method for preparing it comprising forming a mixture of a calcium sulfate material, water, and an appropriate amount of one or more enhancing materials chosen from condensed phosphoric acids, each of which comprises 2 or more phosphoric acid units; and salts or ions of condensed phosphates, each of which comprises 2 or more phosphate units. The mixture is then maintained under conditions sufficient for the calcium sulfate material to form a set gypsum material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Qiang Yu, Steven W. Sucech, Brent E. Groza, Raymond J. Mlinac, Frederick T. Jones, Paul J. Henkels
  • Publication number: 20040182028
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a stucco wall structure for a building. The wall substrate is arranged for receipt of subsequent layers of surface material. The margin or periphery of said wall to be treated has a screed attached thereto. A sprayed-on coating of urethane is applied onto the wall substrate between the screeds to insure continuous bonding and adherency to the substrate. A first layer of polymer-based base coat and mesh covering is applied to the sprayed-on coating of urethane to provide anchoring and adhesion of a subsequent layer of stucco. An outer layer of stucco applied over the first layer of polymer-based base coat as a final coat thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Michael R. Belleau
  • Publication number: 20040168387
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a waterproof building wall is disclosed, including providing a mold that fits around a window or other structure held in the wall, applying stucco or other moldable material that hardens to form an exterior coating for the wall and a recess from the mold, and sealing the recess with an elastic and waterproof sealant that is attached to both the structure and the side of the recess. The resulting wall may have a sealed recess between the stucco coating and the structure that extends less than about one centimeter from the structure, and the seal can expand and contract in conformance with expansion and contraction of a distance between the edge and the side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventor: David Nelson
  • Patent number: 6735914
    Abstract: A load bearing composite building wall structure comprising a plurality of spaced-apart stud members, each stud member comprising an exterior bar member, an interior bar member, and a plurality of wall ties connected there between. Interstitial blocks comprising a generally self-supporting material are disposed between adjacent pairs of stud members. A surface coating material is disposed along the exterior and interior faces of the wall structure and in contact with the interstitial blocks. The surface coating material has an increased thickness in an area adjacent to one or more stud members. The increased thickness of the surface coating material provides an increase in the load bearing capacity of the wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Peter J. Konopka
  • Publication number: 20040074184
    Abstract: A method for applying render to a substrate, said method including the steps of: securing a layer of confining mesh having a three-dimensional open cellular structure to the substrate; applying a base layer of cementitious material over the confining mesh; and screening the base layer to a depth at least substantially level with an outer surface of the confining mesh. Preferably, the method includes the further step of: applying a layer of reinforcing mesh over the base layer; and applying a top coat of cementitious material over the reinforcing mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Basil Naji
  • Patent number: 6718722
    Abstract: A fortified adobe-type construction composition includes soil, from about 12 to about 14 parts; water, from about 3 to about 4 parts; flyash, from about 2 to about 4 parts; and cement, from about 1 to about 2 parts. A wall structure includes a frame structure having spaced-apart frame elements and a support structure affixed thereto to form an interior space. A core material resides within the space, and the overlay composition is applied to an exterior surface. A method of constructing a building element includes the steps of erecting a frame structure comprising spaced-apart frame elements and affixing a support structure to the elements to form an interior space. A core material is inserted into the support structure interior space, and the overlay composition is applied to an exterior surface of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Dharma Properties Taos, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Worrell, John W. Szerdi
  • Patent number: 6698144
    Abstract: An improved curtain wall casing bead for installation on buildings having stucco or similar curtain wall exteriors. The improved curtain wall casing bead incorporates a mesh attached to at least the front wall of the casing or starter bead, which mesh extends beyond the height of the front wall and provides additional area for the infiltration of over-applied stucco finishes or the like. Such additional infiltration, after drying of the over-applied layer provides a more adherent, higher quality and more durable attachment of the stucco finish to the casing bead and the overall wall structure is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Plastic Components, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Larson
  • Patent number: 6662513
    Abstract: A prefabricated relief form member for use as an architectural feature on a structure formed alternatively by use of welded wire mesh, double wire welded wire mesh, corner beads fixed together, or woven wire mesh and optionally using corner beads at the corners of the top and sides, and having backing paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel W. Rodlin
  • Patent number: 6591566
    Abstract: A prefabricated relief form member for use as an architectural feature on a structure formed alternatively by use of welded wire mesh, double wire welded wire mesh, corner beads fixed together, or woven wire mesh and optionally using corner beads at the corners of the top and sides, and having backing paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel W. Rodlin