Shell With Fastener-retaining Feature Patents (Class 52/373)
  • Patent number: 9500387
    Abstract: An access panel for an opening in a duct is provided. The access panel includes an exterior and an interior. The access panel further includes a section positioned on the interior and having a profile substantially corresponding to the opening in the duct. A plurality of fasteners is positioned about the section. Each fastener has a dip configured to move to a position defined to extend away from the profile of the section on the interior. When the access panel is positioned with the section on the interior against the opening in the duct and the fasteners are moved to the locking position the clips rotate to extend over the profile and secure a portion of the duct adjacent to the opening against the interior of the access panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin R. Chwala, Brian S. Smith
  • Patent number: 8590262
    Abstract: A cost-effective and energy-efficient system and method for building construction, such as for residential dwellings and the like, uses dual-wall building envelope system having outer walls and corresponding partition walls spaced outwardly from the outer walls. The envelope system provides ample space for insulation to enhance the thermal efficiently of the house or building, while permitting construction at reduced cost using pre-fabrication methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: EnergySmart Building Method, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Fluga
  • Patent number: 6619009
    Abstract: A reinforcement for an expandable or foaming material is disclosed that comprises a first and a second member each having protuberances that are contacted when the first and second members are joined. The members are joined by bending a hinge that separates the members, or can be joined in multiple units to form a series. The members are maintained in a closed or joined position by at least one latch. Once joined, the first and second members define at least one opening wherein a foaming composition can be injected into the joined members. Alternatively, a preformed expandable material can be placed between the first and second members, or located on selected outer positions, e.g., within an automotive cavity to be sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Orbseal LLC
    Inventors: Michael Allen Lupini, David Franey
  • Patent number: 4584807
    Abstract: Soffits for interior construction purposes are preformed from U-shaped foam material having inset furring strips for attaching the soffits to walls and/or ceilings and, in some cases, for also hanging cabinets from the soffits. The preformed soffits are brought to the job site, quickly cut to length, fastened and/or glued in place, and then covered with plasterboard before the cabinets are mounted below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: Richard W. Bear