Means Accommodating Movement Of Backer Patents (Class 52/346)
  • Patent number: 10260241
    Abstract: An improved resilient wallboard channel constructed and arranged for attachment to a surface of a framing member and accommodating standard fasteners. Included on the present channel is a first, generally planar surface having an elongate edge, an inclined web disposed along the elongate edge and projecting at an oblique angle relative to the first surface, a web edge of the inclined web opposite the first surface is shared with a second, generally planar surface, a stop flange, which is shorter than the inclined web, projects from a stop flange edge of the second surface opposite the inclined web, and the first surface and the web edge are separated by at least ¾-inch measured normally from the framing member surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond A. Kaligian, II, Dennis M. Lettkeman, Peter A. MacDonald, Brett Fleury, Randy Mullet
  • Patent number: 10208487
    Abstract: Provided is a paneling system that may be applied to a substrate such as a wall or other surface. The paneling system comprises a plurality of panels each containing a fastener on the back side of the individual panels and a corresponding fastener connected to a substrate such as a wall. Connecting or interlocking the fastener positioned on the back side of a panel to a fastener positioned on a substrate such as a wall results in an established connection between the panel and the substrate or wall. To remove the installed panels from the substrate or wall, one simply pulls the panel off of the substrate to disconnect the fasteners from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: William R. Kimmerle, William L. Kimmerle
  • Patent number: 10041288
    Abstract: A structural wall panel system for use in light gauge construction to form a wall with door or window openings. The system includes a structural frame defining a wall opening sized and configured to receive a wall panel. A non-structural wall panel is removably fixed within the wall opening of the structural frame. The wall panel may include at least one opening for a door or window. The wall panel is mounted within the wall opening using a plurality of catch clips. The catch clips are mounted to the structural frame and they precisely position and retain the wall panel within the wall opening of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Jobsite Steel Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Flood, Daniel Odom
  • Patent number: 9856642
    Abstract: Corrugated furring strips are used on the outer side of an exterior insulation layer in an exterior wall construction. The corrugated furring strips support a final cladding layer at an offstanding position from the insulation, thereby providing a rainscreen. The corrugated furring strips are fastened to the framework of the wall through the exterior insulation layer. Optional bridging members shaped to conformingly mate with lands and grooves of the corrugated furring straps cooperate therewith to define a support grid with improved load capacity for heavier cladding materials and more fastening location options. The insulation layer is free of any thermal bridges other than the insulation-penetrating fasteners used to support the furring and optional bridges. Thermally insulative washers isolate the furring and optional bridges from the fasteners to further improve the insulating effect of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Wayne Ukrainetz
  • Patent number: 5809732
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a concrete masonry block used to construct masonry walls in a building. The concrete masonry block has an external plate or plates that are anchored through the concrete masonry block. The external plate or plates many cover a small or substantial portion of the external surfaces of the concrete masonry block. The casting machine that casts the concrete masonry block receives the external plate or plates and anchors into the mold prior to casting the concrete masonry block. During casting, concrete is formed around the anchors, but inside the external plates. Thereafter, walls are built using some of the cured concrete masonry blocks with external plates at preselected locations to anchor things to the wall by attaching to the plates. Such masonry blocks are particularly useful in constructing buildings that must be structurally strong, functional, and easy to maintain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: CCC Group, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ray Farmer, Sr., James W. Pilcher
  • 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: 5168967
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dynamic damper which is to absorb building vibrations in any horizontal directions, not restricted to one direction. For example, it comprises an oscillating body which is held to move horizontally, a plurality of ball screws which are arranged perpendicularly to each other with a height difference among them and which have a nut portion on the side of the oscillating body and a screw shaft engaging with said nut portion, and motors which reciprocate the oscillating body according to the period of vibration of the building by turning the ball screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisanori Abiru, Hideaki Harada, Kazumi Tamura, Manabu Fujishiro, Jun Hirai
  • Patent number: 5115604
    Abstract: Panels which are assembled to form a stall shower are prefabricated. Each panel has a facing of tile adhered to a plywood backing. On the rear of the backings are elongated vertical ribs. The lower edges of the ribs are notched to interfit with a shower base. The upper edges are notched to interfit with a shower ceiling. The outer edges of the ribs are either attached to studding or are covered with wallboard. The panels comprise four corners, a back, two sides and two door jambs. In addition to the shower base and ceiling, additional members include a shower door curb and a header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Inventor: Robert Bunyard
  • Patent number: 4454696
    Abstract: A motion bead filler strip for application to the spaced flanged edges of expanded steel lath used in plaster finished walls flexibly seals expansion joints in such walls. The filler strip is an elongated cross sectionally inverted V-shaped outwardly flanged member formed of a flexible synthetic resin, the flanges being inturned toward the V-shape and provided with longitudinally extending ribs on their outermost surfaces. The inturned portions of the flanges define continuous pockets registrable over inturned flanges on the longitudinal edges of conventional expanded steel lath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Assignee: The Bostwick Steel Lath Company
    Inventor: William I. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 4376361
    Abstract: An improvement in a partition wall construction having two spaced apart rows of wall board connected to flanged studs wherein studs are supportably engaged within opposingly spaced apart channels, a bottom channel opening upwardly with bottom portions of the studs residing therein and an upper channel opening downwardly with top portions of the studs residing therein. The improvement comprises a device for prevention of squeaking at stud and runner engagements when said partition well is subjected to racking forces. Said device comprising a plurality of clips each having in cross-section a hairpin-like configuration wherein an elongate plate portion terminates in a thickened base portion, said base portion having an angled plate portion including a first leg angling back toward the elongate plate, and then terminating in an outwardly angling second leg portion, said configuration forming a hairpin-like shape defining a slot between the elongate plate and angled plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1983
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Ralph E. Michael
  • Patent number: 4312158
    Abstract: A fire rated, demountable partition structure is disclosed which provides H-shaped studs having a core of combustion-resistant insulation material and opposed channel-shaped metal members secured to opposite faces thereof. Spline clips secure one side of the stud to the panel at joints therebetween. Each clip includes a lateral projection extending with a close fit into a kerf in the edge of the panel and a reverse bend providing opposed clip walls which fit along opposite sides of an adjacent flange on the stud. If the partition is exposed to a fire or the like, which tends to cause shrinkage of the panels and opening of the joints, the core of the stud bridges the joint and prevents direct exposure of the metal channel elements of the stud to heat or water through the opened joint. The spline clips are free to expand if the clips are subjected to greater heat than the channel members so that the stud is not caused to bow toward the fire side of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: Donn Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Teli, Robert F. Worley
  • Patent number: 4281494
    Abstract: A fastener for use with other such fasteners in concealably holding wallboard panels to framing members and in abutting linear relationship with each other is made of sheet metal and includes a first part suitable for fastening to and against a framing member, a second part overlying a part of said first part and farther from the framing member than the first part, when installed, an intermediate section connecting said first and second parts so they can move relatively, with the intermediate section resisting such movement, a web extending from said second part and at the web end, an impaling part for insertion into a wallboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Inventor: Roger N. Weinar
  • Patent number: 4227360
    Abstract: A resilient metal runner for attaching gypsum wallboard to a supporting structure including a base attaching flange with a curved over section merging into a flexible web which is integral with a first flange extending at an inclined angle from an edge of the flexible web and a support portion having one edge coextensive with the adjoining edge of such angled flange in laterally offset relation to the flexible web with an inclined stop flange coextensive with the opposite edge of the support portions and extending at an opposite angle to the first flange and of substantially similar width to the first flange. The flexible web is provided with cutout portions for the securement of fastenings through the base attaching flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Henry A. Balinski
  • Patent number: 4170858
    Abstract: A resilient sheet metal runner for attaching wallboard to a supporting structure comprising a base attaching flange having a resilient web coextensive therewith and integral with a longitudinal edge thereof with a support portion integral with an opposite edge of the resilient web and a stop flange integral with the opposite edge of the support portion. The base flange is disposed in a first plane, the flexible web is disposed in a second plane at an obtuse angle to that of the base flange and with respect to a third plane represented by the support portion. The stop flange extends at an obtuse angle toward the first plane in a fourth plane which it occupies but is of less width than the resilient web so that it does not extend into the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Keith W. Walker
  • Patent number: RE28976
    Abstract: The method includes providing, arranging, and mounting a line or series of studs, between parallel fixed structures of building so that each stud when as formed and mounted has a more resilient flange and a less resilient flange and so that the more resilient flanges of any two adjacent studs face in opposite directions; equally the less resilient flanges of two adjacent studs also face in opposite directions.The method further includes the step of providing, arranging and mounting wall panels in staggered, alternated relation on the studs with the edges of two adjacent panels being secured to the less resilient flange of the same stud, and the center of each panel is adjacent the more resilient flange of a stud between the first named pair of studs.The studs may have less resilient and more resilient flanges as originally formed, and/or only one flange may be anchored to the channels to make that flange less resilient than the unanchored flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Inventor: Daniel L. Zinn
  • Patent number: RE29412
    Abstract: For use in wall constructions, novel studs are here shown, characterized by their having two sides or flanges of different resiliency when formed and mounted.They may be of different resiliency when initially formed; or they may be of similar resiliency when initially formed, but become of different resiliency when mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Inventor: Daniel L. Zinn
  • Patent number: RE29965
    Abstract: A sound attenuating wall employing studs and panels, wherein the studs mounted in a line have alternately reversed flanges of greater and lesser resiliency, and the panels have their edges at and fixed to the less resilient flanges and their centers at the more resilient flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Inventor: Daniel L. Zinn