Installed Screed Or Unit With Specified Feature Retaining Penetrating Fastener Patents (Class 52/364)
  • Patent number: 10508446
    Abstract: It is described herein a bridge clip comprising a web, a first flange, and a second flange. The web having a web first edge substantially parallel to a web axis, and a web second edge substantially parallel to the web axis. The first flange extends from the web first edge while the second flange extends from the web second edge. Each of the flanges comprises a tab having a vertical tab having a vertical tab face in a vertical tab plane substantially perpendicular to the web axis and oriented in a vertical tab face direction substantially parallel to the web axis. The first vertical tab face direction opposes the second vertical tab face direction. It is also described that there is a positive distance value between the first vertical tab face and the second vertical tab face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Telling Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Haba
  • Patent number: 10309107
    Abstract: A stud bridge member used in the construction industry to span horizontally between studs is disclosed. The stud bridge member has at least one set of notches that engage with the stud and eliminate the use of a stud bridge clip and its associated costs and installation time for that stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Telling Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Andrew Haba, Stephen Charles Linch
  • Patent number: 9975577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cold rolled steel beam comprising: a web having two layers of steel, the web having a top end and a bottom end; a pair of bottom flanges extending outwardly from the bottom end of the web; and a pair of top flanges extending outwardly from the top end of the web, each top flange having two layers of steel. Preferably, a portion of each bottom flange has two layers of steel, and the cold rolled steel beam includes a pair of end connectors extending generally orthogonally from the web and positioned generally orthogonally to the bottom flanges and the top flanges. Preferably, the cold rolled steel beam is cold formed from a unitary piece of sheet steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ISPAN SYSTEMS LP
    Inventors: Michael R. Strickland, Douglas M. Fox, Richard Wilson Strickland
  • Patent number: 9809980
    Abstract: A rake edge for a roof of a building includes a body having a lower portion and an upper portion. A fold is disposed on an inside end of the body. A downwardly extending side shield protrudes orthogonally from the lower portion. A shield edge protrudes outwardly from the side shield at an angle between 5 degrees and 90 degrees from a planar extent of the side shield. A shield edge underlap projects inwardly parallel with the shield edge. A trim portion extends over the upper portion. The trim portion is generally parallel with the upper portion and spaced a predetermined distance therefrom. A trim portion underlap is disposed between the upper portion and the trim portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Quality Edge, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Allen Bredeweg
  • Patent number: 9376811
    Abstract: A support structure for a false ceiling and a working process for working the bar are described. The bar has an elongated shape along a longitudinal direction and includes at least two sheet metal portions located side by side or overlapping, in contact or adherent, the one with the other. In the bar a transverse direction, extending transverse to, or intersecting, the longitudinal direction is defined. At least one of the sheet metal portion has cuts defining partially cut parts, wherein a partially cut part of at least one of the sheet metal portions protrudes towards the other to determine an interference of parts, and wherein the cuts are arranged, are directed, or extend along the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Giuseppe Cipriani
  • Patent number: 9234348
    Abstract: An elongate roll formed sheet metal molding, and method of its manufacture, for transitioning between a drywall ceiling and an acoustical tile ceiling, the molding have the general shape of an inverted tee formed by a horizontal drywall leg, a horizontal acoustical tile leg and a vertical leg between the horizontal legs, the drywall leg having a plurality of regularly spaced holes for receiving fasteners to attach the molding to a ceiling structure, a periphery of each hole being partially lanced in the sheet metal such that material from the hole forms a slug, the slug remaining attached to the sheet metal at a part of the hole, the slug being bent flat onto an area of the sheet metal adjacent the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: USG INTERIORS, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Lehane, Peder J. Gulbrandsen, Chris C. Baker
  • Patent number: 9109368
    Abstract: A rain-screen siding system for buildings, including clips to support siding boards parallel with a flat surface of a building wall structure but spaced apart from the building wall to allow air to circulate between the building wall structure and the siding boards. The clips include paired, opposed channels and the siding boards have tongues that fit into the channels. Drainage grooves are defined in the clips. Bottom support members may extend horizontally to support the siding boards at the bottom of the rain screen siding. Corner closing members are provided to protect end faces of siding boards at an exterior corner of a building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Duncan MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 8857119
    Abstract: Wooden member to be easily joined to another member, with good appearance of decreased size fixation structure for tensile member to improve the load bearing performance. Metal screw members including cylindrical shaft portions having an axial direction through hole and blade spirally protruding from the shaft portion are axially threaded into wooden member at two locations. Groove or hollow hole is between the two screw members, and steel rod extends from the through hole of one of the screw members through the groove or hollow hole into the through hole of the other. Both ends of the steel rod with tensioning force are locked to the screw member by nuts. Cutout recesses are formed in the wooden member, and the screw members are threaded into the wooden member through the recesses and the steel rod is locked to the screw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakashima, Junichi Imai, Hiroki Ishiyama
  • Patent number: 8850767
    Abstract: A channel screed comprises a first member having an internal channel defined by opposed walls extending from a base. The first member includes ribs within the internal channel that accommodate placement of a second member thereon. The first member having surface features that cooperate with surface features of the second member to provide an attachment therebetween. The first member includes fins projecting outwardly from the opposed walls to provide both an indication of building material thickness, and a mechanical attachment therewith. The second member covers the first member internal channel to provide a desired aesthetic appearance to the installed channel screed. The second member comprises a base with opposed walls, and includes flanges projecting from top edges of the opposed wall surfaces. When attached to the first member, the flanges cover up the internal channel, and the interface between the first member and the building material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20140208674
    Abstract: A channel screed comprises a first member having an internal channel defined by opposed walls extending from a base. The first member includes ribs within the internal channel that accommodate placement of a second member thereon. The first member having surface features that cooperate with surface features of the second member to provide an attachment therebetween. The first member includes fins projecting outwardly from the opposed walls to provide both an indication of building material thickness, and a mechanical attachment therewith. The second member covers the first member internal channel to provide a desired aesthetic appearance to the installed channel screed. The second member comprises a base with opposed walls, and includes flanges projecting from top edges of the opposed wall surfaces. When attached to the first member, the flanges cover up the internal channel, and the interface between the first member and the building material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Rutherford
  • Patent number: 8726600
    Abstract: A concrete re-entrant corner crack inhibiting device for implantation into a re-entrant corner of a casted concrete structure serves to inhibit stress fractures from developing at the cured concrete re-entrant corners. The device includes a re-entrant corning brace for cornering and embedding onto the re-entrant corner, a radial arm radiating outwardly from the brace so to extend into the cement structure and a fracture interrupting unit transversely connected to the radial arm so as to intercept, interrupt and inhibit the development and spread of stress fractures emanating from a cured cement re-entrant corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Paul W. Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8713876
    Abstract: A profiled panel (10) is disclosed. The profiled panel (10) is formed from sheet material. The panel (10) has a plurality of fixed longitudinally extending formations (12) that provide one or more base characteristics of the panel (10), and at least one variable longitudinal formation (22). The variable longitudinal formations (22) are arranged to vary from one panel to another panel. This enables the variance of a width dimension (28) of the panel (10). A profiled panel is also disclosed that includes at least one edge member which is profiled to receive and/or form part of said wall fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bluescope Steel Limited
    Inventors: John Frank Kralic, Brad Stewart Ryan
  • Patent number: 8714495
    Abstract: This invention allows attachment of strut channels 2, pipes, conduit, and mounting of equipment to the interior of buildings and other structures. Attachment to structures such as I-Beams, channels, structural angles, purlins and truss structures are improved. Extended use of self tapping screws 28 and commonly used metal strapping are enabled. The use of dimpled holes 7 facilitate insertion of self tapping screws 28 thus expanding their function. Tab cut outs 6 in attachment hardware that allow strapping to pass and hook provide new and efficient methods for using standard strapping. New mounting hardware in combination with beam clamps, another invention of mine, use the beam clamps along with appropriate accessories, which are part of that invention, to provide new methods of attachment. Strut channels 2 are changed to integrate the use of these improvements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Philip Allen Myers
  • Patent number: 8683766
    Abstract: A channel screed comprises a first member having an internal channel defined by opposed walls extending from a base. The first member includes ribs within the internal channel that accommodate placement of a second member thereon. The first member having surface features that cooperate with surface features of the second member to provide an attachment therebetween. The first member includes fins projecting outwardly from the opposed walls to provide both an indication of building material thickness, and a mechanical attachment therewith. The second member covers the first member internal channel to provide a desired aesthetic appearance to the installed channel screed. The second member comprises a base with opposed walls, and includes flanges projecting from top edges of the opposed wall surfaces. When attached to the first member, the flanges cover up the internal channel, and the interface between the first member and the building material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20140033629
    Abstract: A channel screed comprises a first member having an internal channel defined by opposed walls extending from a base. The first member includes ribs within the internal channel that accommodate placement of a second member thereon. The first member having surface features that cooperate with surface features of the second member to provide an attachment therebetween. The first member includes fins projecting outwardly from the opposed walls to provide both an indication of building material thickness, and a mechanical attachment therewith. The second member covers the first member internal channel to provide a desired aesthetic appearance to the installed channel screed. The second member comprises a base with opposed walls, and includes flanges projecting from top edges of the opposed wall surfaces. When attached to the first member, the flanges cover up the internal channel, and the interface between the first member and the building material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20130255171
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lath furring strip having improved water-resistant and insulation features. The lath furring strip has portions of the mounting leg height not exceeding 0.365 inches for proper plastering of a wall. The lath furring strip is integrated 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. By using an improved lath furring strip, fewer penetrations are needed to secure the furring strip to a wall compared to securing a lath directly to a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Robert B. Rutherford
  • Patent number: 8464494
    Abstract: In an anchor for use in a construction panel which includes upper and lower cover plates, wherein the anchor includes a cylinder body, a displacement body and a cement container provided with desired rupture locations and installed in the cylinder body and the cylinder body is provided with engagement elements for extending behind the upper cover plate, the cement container includes at least two chambers separated by an intermediate wall and is provided with an upper and a lower opening each closed by a thin-walled rupturable foil, with the intermediate wall being also rupturable by the displacement member upon movement thereof into the cylinder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer, Rüdiger Walz
  • Patent number: 8393124
    Abstract: In an anchor installation in a lightweight construction panel having spaced cover plates with a support core disposed therebetween, wherein an anchor installed in a bore extending through at least one of the cover plates and the support core includes an expansion body having engagement elements spreading outwardly behind the cover plate to lock the anchor in the bore, the expansion body includes an axial bore fittingly accommodating a needle for the injection of cement into the expansion body and distribution passages for the distribution of the cement to various cavities in and around the expansion body for firmly fixing the anchor in the lightweight construction panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8272338
    Abstract: A safe anchoring device for anchoring a safe to a floor. In addition to anchoring the safe, the safe anchoring device simultaneously provides a watertight and airtight seal for the interior of the safe. A tunnel connects the interior housing to the exterior housing. Insulation is between the interior housing and the exterior housing. A removable top cover covers the tunnel on the inside of the safe at the interior housing. When the anchoring device is used to anchor the safe to the floor, a removable threaded locking bolt extends through the tunnel and is threaded onto a threaded tube section of a bottom cover while the bottom cover is securely attached to the floor. In a preferred embodiment, when the safe is anchored to the floor the watertight and airtight seal is provided by a gasket under the top cover and an O-ring under the bolt head of the threaded locking bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Leslie Ho Leung Chow
  • Patent number: 8171697
    Abstract: In an anchor for use in a lightweight construction panel having upper and lower cover plates with a support core disposed therebetween, which anchor comprises a cylinder body including a cement container with rupture areas and having engagement elements which, upon insertion of a displacement body into the cylinder body, spread the engagement elements outwardly below the upper cover plate and push liquid cement out of the cement container into the areas of the upper and the lower cover plates, the displacement body is coupled to the cylinder body for rotation therewith and the cylinder body has a bottom with broaching elements for cleaning the contact area of the lower bottom plate in front of the anchor upon rotation of the displacement body during anchor installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8128028
    Abstract: Internally stiffened composite panels and associated manufacturing methods. An internally stiffened composite panel can include a first face sheet, a second face sheet offset from the first face sheet, and at least one core portion sandwiched between the first and second face sheets. The composite panel can further include a stiffener disposed between the first and second face sheets adjacent to the core portion. The stiffener can have a first attachment portion attached to the first face sheet, a second attachment portion attached to the second face sheet, and an intermediate portion extending between the first and second attachment portions. One or both of the first and second attachment portions can be configured to engage a fastener, such as a blind fastener, for attaching a part to the composite panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Emmanuel J. Grillos
  • Publication number: 20120047835
    Abstract: A system for finishing a prefabricated wall panel includes a rack wall, three tracks, and a roller. The rack wall includes columns that can insert into molds in the prefabricated wall panel. The columns are rotatable from a vertical position to a horizontal position. Two lateral tracks each include a channel and bolts along a length of the track. The two lateral tracks are mounted to two ends of the wall rack and spaced apart about the width of the prefabricated wall panel. A top track includes bolts along a length of the track. The top track is located parallel to the wall rack at a distance about the height of the prefabricated wall panel. The roller has wheels that travel in the channels of the two lateral tracks so the roller is can roll over mortar on the surface of the prefabricated wall panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Hai Zhong
  • 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: 8082713
    Abstract: A screed corner comprises a screed base including substantially perpendicular nailing flanges and a bead leg extending away from each nailing flange. The bead has a horizontally disposed V-shaped cross section. A separate screed corner component is provided to be secured to arms of the bead and to close a gap in the screed base which is located in a volume comprising an intersection of a projection of each bead leg. The screed corner may be provided in a contour in sheet metal which can be readily bent to form a screed base. The screed corner component may comprise formed sheet metal. The corner component may comprise a sharp corner or may comprise a radius at its periphery. In one further form, the bead may comprise a substantially planar surface extending away from the nailing flange. In another, further form, the screed corner may be molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: James F. Matthews
  • Patent number: 8046964
    Abstract: In an anchor for the attachment to construction panels including two cover plates and an intermediate support core layer wherein the anchor comprises an expansion body and a wedge body which inserted into the expansion body and includes an opening for screwing or pounding in a mounting means, the installed anchor is disposed in an opening of the panel which extends through the first cover plate and the intermediate support core plate. The expansion body has locking zones and engagement elements which are spreadable by wedge elements. With the anchor installed, a wedging zone spreads out the engagement elements of the expansion body behind the cover plate and the locking zones are interlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventors: Günther Zimmer, Martin Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8028495
    Abstract: Fastening element for dry construction elements, and method for the production of such a fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Richter System GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Alfons Jean Knauf
  • Patent number: 8028482
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for forming contraction joints in concrete works. The invention comprises a plurality of assemblies which are made from a concrete-separating material and which are mounted to rigid linear elements in an alternate manner on one side and then the other of the surface crack line on the upper face of the concrete work surface, leaving spaces therebetween for cracking. The inventive device enables the adjacent slabs formed by the contraction joint to be fixed, thereby improving the resistance performance thereof. The invention is suitable for in situ concrete works, such as roads, channels, esplanades, sewers, tunnels, railways, dykes, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Jose Ramon Vasquez Ruiz Del Arbol
  • Patent number: 7921617
    Abstract: A structural panel and method of making the same are disclosed wherein the structural panel has at least one frame member with receptor pockets extending therein. Ribs protruding from a lath are resiliently engaged within the receptor pockets thereby securing the lath against the frame member. A structural coating is secured to the lath thereby providing a labor-efficient, low-cost structural panel available for use for a number of different construction projects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Donald A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 7878469
    Abstract: A novel adjustable screed bar holder used to support screed bars used in concrete finish work. The holder moves along a supporting device such as a stake, pin, or post. A lever on the holder is coupled to a cam wheel such that movement of the lever will disengage the cam wheel from the stake. When the cam wheel is in the disengaged position the holder is free to move along the stake until the lever is released and the cam wheel secures against the stake. Typically the holder will be used to hold a piece of lumber, pipe, rebar, or tubing parallel to the forms used in concrete placement. A screed may then be run over the concrete while it rides on the screed bar supported by the adjustable holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventors: Bryan Hasenoehrl, Kevin Gordon
  • Patent number: 7836660
    Abstract: A composite building panel includes a substantially rigid planar sheet and a substantially rigid first skin. The first skin includes a plurality of anchors embedded in the sheet. The anchors fix the first skin to the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: American Fortress Homes, Inc.
    Inventors: Rene A. Gharibeh, Marcelle R. Gharibeh, Garrett R. Gharibeh, Justin R. Gharibeh
  • Patent number: 7832164
    Abstract: A joint support system for trim members 12 and 14 has a reinforcement member 16 attached to the trim members 12 and 14. A fastener fastens the trim members 12 and 14 to the reinforcement. An adhering glue may be applied and set between the reinforcement member 16 and trim members 12 and 14 to form a tight joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Scott Gittleman
  • Patent number: 7832163
    Abstract: A boundary screed rail assembly with screed rails (14) supported by feet members (42). The screed rails (14) providing a perimeter part (24) with upper and lower protection parts (26). The upper part (26) provides a planar horizontal surface (28), with a plurality of recesses (30) extending thereinto, alternating with downwardly extending engagement members (32) engageable in the concrete of a slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Metal Screed (SC) Limited
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Krzowski
  • Patent number: 7823354
    Abstract: A concrete reinforcing system includes a reinforcing member that is adapted to be adhered to a structure through the use of an adhesive. The reinforcing member includes a first leg and a second leg. The first leg is adapted to penetratingly engage the structure or a surface of the structure. The second leg is adapted to adhere to another surface of the structure. The second leg angularly extends from the first leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Donald E. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 7690161
    Abstract: A structural member for a vehicle has a slot extending into one structural wall thereof, for receiving and holding a bolt, wherein said structural member including said slot has been formed by extrusion. The slot extends the length of the structural member for slidably receiving the head of one or more bolts wherein the land area of each bolt head extends beyond the slot opening to overlay the wall area carrying the slot. Each bolt carries at least two flat faces below its head wherein the juxtaposed edges of the slot carrying wall retains, i.e., refrains, the bolt from rotating. The slot includes an interior wall or sidewalls continuous with the slotted structural wall. The structural member may include an I-beam, a rectangular tube, a C-channel and the like. Corners are radiuses and right angles are avoided to reduce or remove stress risers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Load Rite Trailers, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary M. McPherson
  • Publication number: 20100043307
    Abstract: Device, system and method for weeping and diverting moisture in a wall structure. A weep screed has an elongate screed support portion and an elongate screed angled portion laterally attached to the screed support portion and forming an acute angle with respect to the screed support portion. The weep screed has holes formed to allow the passage of water. The weep screed deflector has an elongate deflector support portion and an elongate deflector angled portion laterally attached to the deflector support portion and forming an obtuse angle with respect to the deflector support portion. The weep screed deflector is positioned with the screed support portion laterally proximate the deflector support portion and with the deflector angled portion below the screed angled portion, such that water which passes through the holes is deflected, at least in part, by the deflector angled portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: John H. Koester
  • Publication number: 20090158682
    Abstract: A screed rail comprises first and second elongate plate members arranged in face-to-face configuration, the first plate member being attached to leg members by height-adjustable lock means and the second plate member being attached to the first plate member by frangible joining means with the upper edges of the plate members in registration. The second plate member is attached only to the first plate member and the first plate member is attached to the leg members and by independent frangible connections to the second plate member whereby the plate members can separate laterally as the concrete cures without the attachment of the leg members inhibiting movement of the second plate member relative to the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: Permaban Limited
    Inventor: Rodney Malcolm Arnold
  • Patent number: 7472519
    Abstract: A plastic door jamb member, for forming a portion of a door jamb, the plastic member having a recess for receiving a wooden doorjamb portion and; an interlocking attachment recess for interconnection with a metal reinforcement plate, so that the plastic door jamb member may be interengaged with a wooden door jamb portion, and further interengaged with a metal reinforcement plate, and installed in position as a combination door jamb assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: Giovanni Careri
  • Publication number: 20080307730
    Abstract: A channel screed that is less likely to cause troweled wall covering material to crack is provided. The channel screed includes a bottom member having bottom member lengthwise edges. Channel flanges extend from the bottom member lengthwise edges perpendicular to the bottom member. Semi-circular receptacles are located along the bottom member lengthwise edges. The semi-circular receptacles are adapted to receive fastening clips to be secured into place. The fastening clips have a width of about one inch and may be positioned along butt joints and adjacent to framing members for attaching the channel screed to the framing members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Barry Rutherford
  • Patent number: 7406805
    Abstract: A step bead comprising: A) an elongated base having opposed front and back top and bottom longitudinal edges; B) a first rear vertical flange extending upwardly from the top rear longitudinal edge; C) a second rear vertical flange extending downwardly from the bottom rear longitudinal edge; D) a first front vertical flange extending upward from the top front longitudinal edge, generally parallel to the first rear vertical flange and having a first end proximate the top front longitudinal edge and a distal end; E) a longitudinal horizontal flange having a first end proximate the distal end and a second end remote from the distal end and extending from the distal end generally parallel to the base and away from the first rear vertical flange; F) a second vertical flange extending upwardly and downwardly from the second end and having a first top vertical flange end; and G) a third horizontal flange extending inwardly from the top vertical flange end toward the first vertical rear flange but not to the distal en
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Plastic Components, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Larson
  • Publication number: 20070283649
    Abstract: Novel support beams useful in the construction of concrete slopes are provided. The support beams include a straight body section having a support extension attached at one or both ends of the body section. During construction of a concrete slope, the body section of a support beam maintains an angled position substantially equal to the desired angle of the concrete slope being constructed. The support beams can withstand the weight of the concrete slope during construction and can be removed and reused after the concrete has attained sufficient strength for the concrete slope to be self-supporting. Support beams can be attached in series to provide a long structure supporting the construction of larger concrete slopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Hufnagel, Dennis Carignan
  • Patent number: 6898918
    Abstract: The invention provides a rivet and method of installing the rivet to attach honeycomb material to other materials. The rivet is installed by drilling a hole through the materials. A back side sleeve of the rivet is inserted through one end of the hole while a front side sleeve with a stem member inserted therethrough is inserted through the other end of the hole such that the head of the stem member and the sleeve portion of the front sleeve are positioned within the sleeve portion of the back sleeve. The shank portion of the stem member is then pulled such that the head of the stem member expands the sleeve portions of the front and back sleeves into the materials to attach the rivet to the materials. A locking collar is also provided to lock the stem member to the front sleeve upon continued pulling of the stem member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Soheil Eshraghi
  • Patent number: 6854215
    Abstract: A hollow metal door having a foam retained tapping structure includes a hollow metal door, at least one tapping structure, and a quantity of foam injected into the hollow metal door. The hollow metal door includes a pan member and a lid member which is attached to the pan member to form the hollow metal door. The tapping structure preferably includes a fastening tube and an attachment pedestal extending from the fastening tube. A bottom of the pedestal is attached to an inside perimeter wall of the pan member adjacent where a door component is to be attached. The tapping structure is preferably attached to the inside perimeter wall of the pan member with double sided tape, but other fastening methods may also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Plyco Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20040237434
    Abstract: An improved joint edge assembly, of the type used in the construction of concrete slabs, is disclosed. The assembly comprises a longitudinal joint rail, preferably of steel, which is supported off the ground by temporary formwork. The joint rail is secured to the formwork by mounting brackets. The joint rail comprises first and second joint edge members that are connected to each other by connectors with self-release elements. A plurality of studs extends downward and outward from each of the joint edge members into the concrete slabs provide a positive mechanical connection between the slab and the joint rail. As the concrete shrinks during hardening, the self-release elements of the connectors allow the joint to freely open. The joint edge assembly thus provides a self-releasing expandable joint between adjacent slab sections, and protects the edges of the adjacent slab sections from damage. A dowel aligner may also be integrated into the assembly, to allow proper positioning of dowels within the slab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Permaban North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Boxall, Nigel A. Parkes, Patrick Harrison
  • Patent number: 6751919
    Abstract: A sealing element for the recessed seat of an expansion joint in a concrete structure having an elastomeric profile (20) formed by two longitudinal lateral flanges (21) to be fixed to the end edges of the concrete structure (11), and a central portion (22) formed by walls depending from said flanges and converging to a central area to be fitted inside the seat (12), and shaped to support the hydrostatic pressure upstream of the concrete structure (10). A flexible duct (30) is installed inside the seat (12) below the central portion central area and provided with radial bores (31) opened to the inside of the seat to allow the selective feeding of precatalyzed polymeric resin to the inside of the seat (12), after the elastomeric profile (20) has been mounted and affixed to the concrete structure (10). The tube can be separate from the profile, attached to the central area, or the central area can have a W shape and the tube be within the lower portion of the W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: Jorge Gabrielli Zacharias Calixto
  • Patent number: 6742974
    Abstract: A cargo-securing panel adapted to form a body of a cargo-carrying vehicle is provided. Such a panel comprises a honeycomb-configured core having opposed faces, wherein the core defines an angular groove having a portion extending between the faces and a portion extending through one of the faces. The core further defines a recess adjacent to the groove. A facing sheet is engaged with the one face of the core so as to form a composite. The facing sheet defines a gap extending therethrough in correspondence with the portion of the groove extending through the one face. An angular member includes a flange corresponding to the groove and is configured to be slidably engaged with the groove in order to secure the member to the composite. The member further includes an external portion extending outside the core and parallel to the one face, wherein the external portion defining an aperture corresponding to the recess in the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: A. Ralph Haire
  • Publication number: 20040050002
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reinforcement device for fastening, in this context, tremendous loads to particularly weaker walls of the type wallboard coated stud frame, and to contribute to the ability of walls to resist horizontal forces. The reinforcement device comprises portions, which connect and reinforce the parts of the wall construction. Thus, exceeding a materials tensile strength can be avoided, and the forces are distributed over a larger area, wherein the resistibility thereof can be summarised to a larger resistance. In a certain embodiment the reinforcement device can be used for fastening in solid constructions, such as light concrete and hollow brick constructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Hans Gustavsson
  • Publication number: 20030205014
    Abstract: An arrangement for attaching an assembly component with variable spacing to an understructure with the aid of a fastening element is provided. The fastening element comprises a fixing bolt, a spacer element with a cylindrical outside surface and an elastomeric sleeve. The fixing bolt is embraced by the cylindrical outside surface of the spacer element and is provided on one end with a radially overhanging head with a larger outside diameter than the spacer element and on the other end with a fixing section that interacts with a counter element. The elastomeric sleeve encloses the spacer element, is positioned inside a bore of the assembly component and is longer than the spacer element, wherein the elastomeric sleeve can be displaced axially relative to the bore in the assembly component as well as relative to the spacer element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Richard Bergner, Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Schneider
  • Publication number: 20030159387
    Abstract: The invention provides a rivet and method of installing the rivet to attach honeycomb material to other materials. The rivet is installed by drilling a hole through the materials. A back side sleeve of the rivet is inserted through one end of the hole while a front side sleeve with a stem member inserted therethrough is inserted through the other end of the hole such that the head of the stem member and the sleeve portion of the front sleeve are positioned within the sleeve portion of the back sleeve. The shank portion of the stem member is then pulled such that the head of the stem member expands the sleeve portions of the front and back sleeves into the materials to attach the rivet to the materials. A locking collar is also provided to lock the stem member to the front sleeve upon continued pulling of the stem member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Soheil Eshraghi
  • Patent number: 6609341
    Abstract: A stucco reveal system that can be assembled in a pattern which defines visual breaks between panels of applied stucco. The stucco reveal system includes individual strips of contoured stucco reveal constructed of extruded vinyl or metal that have the qualities of easy installation and cleaning and aesthetic desirability. The contoured reveal strips include a floor to which a pair of contoured walls are attached. The inside surfaces of the floor and contoured walls define a channel which forms the visual break between stucco panels. The shape of contoured walls are defined in part by an arc portion, an angled straight wall portion or a partial bevel portion. The contoured walls have a vertical component that makes them easily visible for cleaning and reflects cleaning water spray out of the channel, reducing soiling of the grid due to cleaning and rain runoff. The top edges of the contoured walls act as guides during stucco application for a screed stucco surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Alabama Metal Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Gary Joseph Maylon, Gary James Chenier, Jr., Michael Wade Goodwin, Melvin J. Kurpinski
  • Publication number: 20030145544
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nail suitable for sheathing which provides an enhanced resistance to failure. The nail includes an enlarged head as well as a shank having surface deformations. Sheathing panels are secured to a framing structure through the use of the nail. The enlarged head provides a first clamping surface that is seated against an exterior surface of the sheathing panel. The framing structure within which the shank is secured is a second clamping surface. Through the provision of an enlarged head and a shank having surface deformations, the ability of the nail to maintain the securement of the sheathing panel to the framing structure element is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: STANLEY FASTENING SYSTEMS, L.P.
    Inventor: Edward G. Sutt