Insulating Insert; E.g., Filler In Cavity In Preconstructed Or Cast Structure Patents (Class 52/404.1)
  • Patent number: 11447944
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns an exterior wall panel comprising a wall framework defining inner and outer wall surfaces and having peripheral edges. The exterior wall panel further comprises a vapor barrier membrane superposed to the inner wall surface and covering at least one peripheral edge and being secured thereto, a weather barrier membrane superposed to the outer wall surface and covering at least one peripheral edge and being secured thereto. The present disclosure also concerns an external wall panel assembly comprising a plurality of such external wall panels and a method for forming such an exterior wall panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: OIKOS CONCEPT INC.
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Charest, Francois Tremblay
  • Patent number: 11338985
    Abstract: Container insulation including a batt comprised of large paper particles, at least 90% of which by weight are greater than 10 mm in diameter. Less than 5% by weight binder fibers are used, which have a length of at least 20 mm. Most preferably, no binder fibers are used. Where the batts are faced with paper, the paper is coated with a biodegradable coating. The resulting product is repulpable and recyclable in accordance with Fiber Box Association (FBA) testing protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Cellulose Material Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Henderson, Kevin Chase
  • Patent number: 11098947
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refrigerator including an ultrathin wall-type insulating wall of which the thickness is made to be thin so as to increase the capacity of a storage chamber, while maintaining heat-insulating performance. A vacuum insulating material, provided inside the insulating wall, is provided so as to come into contact with an outer chamber such that the length between the outer chamber and an inner chamber is reduced. In addition, a foam material, which is formed by being foamed between the inner chamber and the outer chamber and is provided between the vacuum insulating material and the inner chamber, is formed to have a thin thickness so as to reduce the total thickness of the insulating wall, thereby increasing the capacity of the storage chamber and enabling the refrigerator to have a slim design so as to improve the aesthetics of the refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Ku Jeong, Dae Hwan Kim, Hee Soo Jeong, Moon Il Jung
  • Patent number: 10808089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use, as water vapour barrier, of a film, of a textile or of a layer of material P, said material P comprising, or even consisting of, at least one copolymer A which is a polyamide of PAXY/XAIS Mn+1/n type or of PAZ/XAISMn+1/n type. It also relates to a construction element comprising a film, a textile or a layer of said material P and a construction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Louise-Anne Fillot, Stephane Jeol
  • Patent number: 10699686
    Abstract: A sound-permeable metal plate, which is a plate processed to have concavity and convexity formed thereon, may include: a plurality of cells protruding from the plate; and a flat base portion formed between the plurality of cells, wherein each of the cells includes a plurality of wall surface parts, which are bent on and protrude from the base portion, and a cover portion extending from end portions of the wall surface parts, and each of the cells has a straight line-shaped slit formed through the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, NVH KOREA, INC.
    Inventors: Jae Gi Sim, Jong Hyun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10697182
    Abstract: A rafter vent system suitable for valley roof or hip roof construction, the system having at least one rafter bypass channel member in fluid communication with rafter vent members positioned between adjacent hip or valley rafters, the rafter bypass channel member providing a bypass channel for passage of ventilating air along a hip or valley rafter, such that a passageway is created extending between eave vents and ridge vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Barry R. Huber
  • Patent number: 10663114
    Abstract: A home-based, low-cost, self-contained, fast-fill natural gas refueling station for providing compress natural gas (CNG) fuel for motor vehicles. The station compresses utility supplied natural gas and stores the CNG in a CNG storage facility located inside the station. In preferred embodiments the refueling station is located adjacent to a driveway at a home. The compressor preferably is a multi-stage gas compressor having at least three stages of compression. Applicant estimates that savings based today prices for CNG as compared to gasoline, a typical family with only one car could pay for the station in three years. If the family has several cars the station could pay for itself much earlier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Michael J. Luparello
  • Patent number: 10663198
    Abstract: A heat pump system includes a main heat pump system, a heat retaining layer and a reflecting layer coated on an partial inner surface of a building, a directly expanded strong cool-heat radiation plate having a distance from the reflecting layer, a heat radiating layer located at a side of the directly expanded strong cool-heat radiation plate and having a distance from the directly expanded strong cool-heat radiation plate, a buffer plate disposed between the heat radiating layer and the directly expanded strong cool-heat radiation plate, an anti-condensation trough disposed below the directly expanded strong cool-heat radiation plate. A sealed cavity is enclosed by the heat radiating layer and a wall surface, and the wall surface is formed by a combination of the partial inner surface of the building, the heat retaining layer and the reflecting layer, and, the sealed cavity is filled with air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGXI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yingning Hu, Biao Li, Jun Lin, Chengyong Wang
  • Patent number: 10619912
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated structure includes a multi-layer sheet of material comprising at least one layer of barrier material that is disposed between first and second outer layers. The barrier material and the first and second outer layers comprise thermoplastic polymers or elastomeric or hybrid material systems. The multi-layer sheet of material is thermoformed or vacuum formed to form a non-planar first component having a central portion and four sidewalls extending transversely from the central portion. A second component having a central portion and four sidewalls extending transversely from the central portion is secured to the first component to form an interior space therebetween. Porous filler material is positioned in the interior space, and a vacuum is formed in the interior space by removing gasses and moisture (water vapor). The first and second components are sealed together to form a vacuum insulated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Liu, Laksha J. Deka, Mohamed Alshourbagy, Diptesh Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10612574
    Abstract: A clip is provided for use in retaining insulation in place during the construction of a wall. The clip of this invention is designed so as to be secured to a Z girt and so as to extend over the lower end of an insulation sheet thereabove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph J. Foral, Rene Barrera
  • Patent number: 10563409
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching an insulated panel to a facade utilizing a bracket having a platform and an arm, each connected to the insulated panel in separate places. The bracket is locked to the facade and may be formed with thermal breaks between the insulated panel and the facade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: David Simonsen
  • Patent number: 10514198
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated structure includes a multi-layer sheet of material comprising at least one layer of barrier material that is disposed between first and second outer layers. The barrier material and the first and second outer layers comprise thermoplastic polymers or elastomeric or hybrid material systems. The multi-layer sheet of material is thermoformed or vacuum formed to form a non-planar first component having a central portion and four sidewalls extending transversely from the central portion. A second component having a central portion and four sidewalls extending transversely from the central portion is secured to the first component to form an interior space therebetween. Porous filler material is positioned in the interior space, and a vacuum is formed in the interior space by removing gasses and moisture (water vapor). The first and second components are sealed together to form a vacuum insulated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Liu, Laksha J. Deka, Mohamed Alshourbagy, Diptesh Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10480181
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for installing loose-fill or dense pack fiberglass or cellulose insulation that is blown dry into the wall cavity of a building structure includes a drapeable sheet of fabric having a first region impermeable to passage of air and a second region contiguous with the first region, the second region being permeable to passage of air. The drapeable sheet of fabric is attached to the wall studs defining a plurality of cavities in the walls of a building structure. Once enough of the loose or dense packed fibers of fiberglass or cellulose to provide the desired degree of insulation has been blown into each of the cavities, then the second region of the sheet is covered at each cavity with a non-permeable strip so as to render the second region non-permeable to passage of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Precision Converters, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald T. J. Norris
  • Patent number: 10034545
    Abstract: An office workwall assembly includes a frame assembly that includes a first vertical frame member configured to couple to a wall structure, the first vertical frame member including a relief, a second vertical frame member, and a horizontal frame member extending between and coupled to the first and the second vertical frame members, wherein the vertical frame members and the horizontal frame member cooperate to form a wireway passage, and wherein the relief is configured to cooperate with a wall to form a routing passage through which communication and power lines may be routed from a location outside of the wireway passage to a location within the wireway passage, and a shelving arrangement releasably coupled to and supported by the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Pensi
  • Patent number: 9562357
    Abstract: The invention provides for a roofing membrane tensioner 10 having a base 102 with a hook 36 for catching the edge 22 of an underlying surface 20, a membrane connector 108, and a means for moving the membrane connector towards the edge by applying force inwardly 24 from the edge. The means for moving the membrane connector towards the edge can be a lever 104 operated substantially in the same plane as the underlying surface. The force can be applied at least 50 cm from the edge. The base can have a flat side and a hook side. The base can also have a mount 110 for connecting the lever. The mount can be the fulcrum 110 for the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel L. Harp
  • Patent number: 9376814
    Abstract: A pipe insulation product including a core of insulating material and a laminate. The core includes a cylindrical outer surface; a cylindrical inner surface; and a wall extending between the cylindrical outer surface and the cylindrical inner surface. The laminate includes a metallized polymeric film sheet layer forming an inner layer, a scrim, a porous media sheet layer, and a polymeric film sheet layer forming an outer exposed layer bonded together via an adhesive. The laminate is coextensive with and bonded to the cylindrical outer surface of the core and the laminate and core are flexible so that the core and laminate can be opened, placed about a pipe, and closed without degrading the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Monroe William Shumate
  • Patent number: 9285164
    Abstract: The invention relates to an enclosure for parts of a low-temperature air separation system. The side walls extending perpendicular to the base surface of the enclosure are each lined with a sheet metal jacket consisting of several panels (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b). The joints of the panels (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b) of a side wall all have the same distance from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Stefan Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 9133623
    Abstract: A tensioned panel extended insulation system includes a support structure, a panel support structure and a pair of insulation panels. A telescoping tube extended insulation system includes a support structure and an ceiling sheet material. A rafter clip may be attached to a rafter for attachment of an end of the support structure. The telescoping tube extended insulation system may be arched. A cable arched telescoping tube extended insulation system includes an arched support structure, an adjustable spacer, a cable and the ceiling sheet material. A bar joist extended insulation system includes a support structure, an insulation support structure and an ceiling sheet material. A bar joist extended insulation system may be arched. A building heat collection power generator includes a heat exchanger, a pressure driven turbine, an electrical generator, a condenser and two fluid pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel J. Harkins
  • Patent number: 9032681
    Abstract: A building construction system is provided having an elongated track (bypass clip track) that overlays a front edge of a concrete slab. The elongated track provides an even flat surface along an uneven concrete slab because the elongated track can be placed at adjustable distances from slab edges that may be uneven. The track is secured to a bracketing structure that has foam inserts that become embedded within the top and/or bottom surface of the concrete slab after the concrete hardens. By attaching the track to these foam inserts instead of the concrete directly, breakage or spalling of the slab edge is reduced. Studs are then attached to a stud attachment plate extending from the track, such that thereafter, a wall or façade may be attached to the track that overlays the uneven slab edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Todd A. Brady
  • Publication number: 20150128518
    Abstract: A modular system for continuously insulating exterior walls of a structure and cladding the structure walls provides thermally isolated MFI-brackets secured to a structural wall supporting thermally isolated vertical or horizontal rails supporting exterior cladding. Thermal insulation is positionally retained against the structure wall interior of the exterior cladding by the MFI-brackets and a pressure equalized moisture controlling rain screen is maintained between the interior surface of the exterior cladding and an exterior facing surface of the insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Modern Framing Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas James Knight, Brian Nelson
  • Patent number: 9027304
    Abstract: A wall system (110) is disclosed which is mounted onto girts (114) on a building. Rectangular foam blocks (126) are installed between the outer flange of the girts, and the inside surfaces of the wall panel (112). Some vertically spaced apart blocks are located behind the wall seams, and other blocks are located intermediate the seams. The spacing created by the blocks allows for a blanket of insulation (118) between the blocks and the support members to be expanded, improving the system's insulative properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard R. McClure
  • Publication number: 20150101276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal insulation composite, in particular a panel-shaped thermal insulation composite. The invention further relates to a thermal insulation composite area, in particular a thermal insulation panel area, comprising thermal insulation composites or thermal insulation panels. The invention also relates to a wall structure comprising at least one thermal insulation composite or a thermal insulation composite area. Finally, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing wall structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas LOHMANN
  • Patent number: 8991467
    Abstract: Example room dividers are described herein. The example room dividers include a flexible curtain with features pertaining to security, impactability, insulation, sound absorption, configurability, and/or flame resistance. In some examples, the curtain comprises an inorganic carbon fiber pad sandwiched between two sheets of fiberglass fabric coated with silicone rubber. A tongue-and-groove joint, in some examples, enables the interconnection of a series of curtains to create room dividers of various lengths. In some examples, the curtain comprises a full-width wire mesh sandwiched between two sheets of vinyl coated polyester fabric, wherein a touch-and-hold fastener at the outer perimeter of the curtain and overlapping the wire mesh holds the two sheets together and holds the wire mesh in place. In some examples, the flexibility of the curtain allows the curtain to respond to impacts and/or air pressure differentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Ashelin, David J. Hoffmann, Matt Fleckenstein, Gregory J. Thill
  • Publication number: 20150082724
    Abstract: A reinforced insulating panel comprises an insulating foam slab, and at least one reinforcement sheet disposed on a respective face of the insulating foam slab. Each reinforcement sheet comprises a plurality of continuous fibers extending diagonally across the insulating foam slab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Victor Amend
  • Publication number: 20150075098
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of reducing heat loss and cooling loss from a bank building caused by automatic teller machines, night drop vaults, and cash deal drawers. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Dale CONRATH
  • Patent number: 8966843
    Abstract: The wall serves for separating the inside of a building from the outside. According to a first aspect, the wall has a water vapor diffusion resistance of at most 20 meters, wherein the heat transfer coefficient amounts to at most 1.5 W/(m2·K), and the moisture storage capacity amounts to at least 2 kg/m2. According to a second aspect, the wall has a bearing layer (10) as well as an outer layer (9) and an inner layer (11), which include moisture-buffering materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Swiss Building Components AG
    Inventors: Rene Paul, York Ostermeyer, Yutaka Goto, Thomas Frank, Karim Ghazi Wakili, Holger Wallbaum
  • Patent number: 8931215
    Abstract: An attic stairway insulator assembly configured for placement within a building scuttle is provided. The building scuttle has a length and a width. The attic stairway insulator assembly includes a base configured to cover the building scuttle. The base has a length and a width corresponding generally to the length and the width of the building scuttle. A bag is seated on the base and has insulative material within a jacket. The bag has a length that is longer than the length of the base and a width that is wider than the width of the base such that portions of the bag having the insulative material drape over portions of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Cook, Anthony Rockwell, Fawn M. Uhl, Harry Alter, Julie Pope, Paul B. Machacek
  • Publication number: 20150007518
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for insulating a component of a home or building. An insulated component may include a generally planar surface and a frame positioned atop one side of the generally planar surface. The frame may include a plurality of outer studs coupled together to form an outer periphery and inner studs that divide the frame into one or more sections. One or more of the sections may include a cavity or hollow space. The insulated component may also include a first layer of insulation within one or more of the cavities. The first layer of insulation may include a pour insulation material that transitions from a liquid state or phase to a solid state or phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Ralph Michael Fay
  • Patent number: 8919067
    Abstract: An insulated concrete form including of first and second spaced sidewalls forming a cavity therebetween, said sidewalls having an inside surface and interconnected by a plurality of form ties, and a form insert made of an insulative material positioned adjacent the inside surface of at least one sidewall which thereby increases the R-value of the resulting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Airlite Plastics Co.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Crosby, Patrick D. Gredys, Glen Klassen
  • Patent number: 8898984
    Abstract: Façade insulation with at least one support rail which is arranged on an outer wall of a building, and with a multiplicity of heat insulation panels which are supported by the support rail. The support rail is spaced from the outer wall by at least two spacers. To transfer the weight of the heat insulation panel to the outer wall, at least two tension brackets are provided which can each be fixed with a first end to the support rail and with a second end to the outer wall. A mounting kit holds heat insulation panels on an outer wall of a building. The mounting kit includes at least one support rail, at least two spacers, at least two tension brackets and at least one wall fixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventor: Hans Winteler
  • Patent number: 8899519
    Abstract: The disclosure provides in one embodiment a method of insulating a structural frame member of a transport vehicle. The method comprises providing at least one flexible insulation member. The method further comprises providing at least two self-retaining foam insulation members. The method further comprises wrapping the flexible insulation member over a first end of a structural frame member of a transport vehicle and over at least portions of two sides of the structural frame member. The method further comprises positioning one self-retaining foam insulation member on each side of the wrapped structural frame member and in compression fit between each side of the wrapped structural frame member and adjacent structural frame members, such that the self-retaining foam insulation members impart one or more compression forces on the flexible insulation member to secure the flexible insulation member in place without use of any fastener device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Randall S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140331581
    Abstract: A relatively thin flat panel of thermal insulating material is provided with an array of holes or apertures, each coaxially aligned or coextensive with a reinforcement bar emanating from a concrete slab forming an interior floor within a structure consistent with the design of a structural engineer of record. Rebar couplers (nipples) are arranged within each of the holes or apertures of the insulating panel having axial lengths greater than the thickness of the panel to extend beyond the panel on both sides thereof. The couplers are threaded both internally and externally. Nuts or threaded washers are threaded and tightened on both sides of each coupler to secure the coupler in place in relation to the panel. Alternatively, fiberglass rebars can be used extending through the insulating panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: JAMES LARKIN
  • Patent number: 8881479
    Abstract: A system for assembling a pre-engineered building with a monolithic vapor retarder to control the formation of condensation on the walls. The system allows for numerous different combinations of insulation thickness, different kinds of walls, inside vapor retarders in different rigid panels, different facings or membranes. The system further provides for finished inside surfaces with high thermal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard R. McClure
  • Patent number: 8875461
    Abstract: A foundation wall includes a frame having a front side and a back side. The frame further includes a plurality of vertical stud members having a first end and a second end, a top beam attached to the first end of the plurality of vertical stud members, and a bottom beam attached to the second end of the plurality of vertical stud members to define a plurality of cavities between adjoining vertical stud members. Rigid insulation is adapted for positioning in the plurality of cavities to become a load-bearing part of the frame. One or more structural sheets is affixed to the front side of the frame and to the back side of the frame. A waterproof bond is formed along an interface between edges of the one or more structural sheets and a periphery around the front side and the back side of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Wesley F. Kestermont
  • Patent number: 8857650
    Abstract: A cryogenic liquid storage tank includes a base plate and side wall extending upwardly. The base plate and side wall include an outer leaf enveloping an inner leaf. The outer leaf part of the base plate includes a lower, outer leaf concrete bottom plate on a substrate. The bottom plate is continuous with an outer leaf reinforced concrete layer of the outer side wall. An inward surface of the bottom plate and concrete layer of the outer leaf are lined with a continuous outer leaf metallic membrane. A bottom insulation layer is arranged above the outer leaf metallic membrane on the bottom plate. The inner leaf includes an inner leaf concrete bottom layer on the bottom insulation portion. The inner leaf metal membrane is lined with an inner leaf inner concrete layer. The outer leaf hoop stress reinforced outer concrete wall supporting an insulated dome structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Iglo Contractors AS
    Inventor: Otto Skovholt
  • Publication number: 20140298742
    Abstract: Enhanced structural insulated panels, related processes, and related structures and systems provide several improvements over conventional structural panels. Some embodiments of the enhanced structural insulated panels comprise at least one exterior surface that is configured to provide a high degree of spectral reflectivity, such as comprising but not limited to a stainless steel or other material having a mirrored exterior surface. The outer surface may preferably be imparted with a series of waves, such as within a lay pattern, wherein the series of waves may preferably comprise varying wavelengths and wave heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Bran FERREN
  • Patent number: 8844230
    Abstract: A building insulation system for roofs and walls supported from the interior side of the building, which eliminates thermal bridges and bottom side ceiling fasteners to support the insulation system materials during the insulation and exterior sheeting process of the building construction. The insulation system creates an air gap space layer in roofs and in walls between the exterior wall and roof sheeting panels and the interior sheet material, which supports the insulation material layer. An air gap space enables active solar energy collection and its use to reduce the overall purchased energy for operation of the building. The insulation system preferably includes a support sheet material, a sheet material tensioning devices, an insulation material layer, insulation hanger retention devices, heat and air collection and distribution ducts, dampers, louvers, pipes, dehumidification and condensate collection devices used in the air gap layers of the building to improve the building energy efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel J. Harkins
  • Patent number: 8839593
    Abstract: A decorative column comprising a rigid center post, a plurality of pre-cast pieces with each piece having a hole extending therethrough so the pre-cast piece slides onto the center post and remains in place on the center post. Each pre-cast piece being stacked upon another pre-cast piece, the pre-cast pieces being of a predefined shape, and a compressible center core liner filling a portion of the hole of the pre-cast piece. The compressible center core including a cutout shape consistent with the cross sectional shape of the rigid center post thereby allowing passage of the center post through the compressible center core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ply Gem Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Barrett, Derek Zimmerman, David Jacobson, Randy Quaintance, John C Purvis
  • Patent number: 8826612
    Abstract: A window reveal kit can include a window, a first connector, and at least one reveal trim. The window has an outer side, an inner side, and a frame portion about a perimeter of the window. The first connector can be formed on the frame portion, on the inner side of the window. The at least one reveal trim can have a second connector that is configured to engage the first connector so that the reveal trim extends from the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Perfect Window Reveal, LLC
    Inventor: Greg Matta
  • Patent number: 8820034
    Abstract: Building components having a reduced thermal bridge relative to traditional building components. In embodiments, a beam comprises at least two flanges and a web connecting the flanges and maintaining the flanges in a roughly parallel configuration to each other. In embodiments, the web comprises multiple web pieces having reduced cross sections. In alternative embodiments, the web comprises a single continuous web piece with a reduced cross section. In alternative embodiments, the web comprises one or more foam or honeycomb pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Thermal Framing, LLC.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Watts, Donald G. M. Watts
  • Publication number: 20140230354
    Abstract: A method for fastening a cover plate (6) to a frame structure (1) formed on the cover plate (6) is to easily and rapidly allow the erection of faces that are stable and durable in the long term and simultaneously, in the case of vacuum insulating panels, allow particularly good preservation of the vacuum in the panels. For this purpose, the frame structure (1) comprises a cavity (12), a number of channels (2) connecting the cavity (12) to the surface (4) and an opening (8) to connect a vacuum pump (10), the vacuum pump (10) being connected to the opening (8) and put into operation, the cover plate (6) being arranged on the surface (4) above the channels (2), and the cover plate (6) being fixed to the surface (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Stefan Lück
  • Patent number: 8806823
    Abstract: A sealing component is disclosed that is installed across an uneven surface without having dedicated segments for engaging raised and recessed portions of the uneven surface. The sealing component may include an elongated strip of compressible nonwoven material. The elongated strip may include an adhesive on one or two sides. In a pre-installation configuration, the strip may be wound into a coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Marco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark D. Polumbus
  • Patent number: 8793952
    Abstract: An insulated cavity is provided. The insulated cavity includes a layer of foam material positioned over cracks and around penetrations occurring in portions of the cavity. A layer of insulative material is positioned in contact with the layer of foam material. The layer of insulative material is a mixture of foam material and loosefill insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Fatemeh Nassreen Olang
  • Publication number: 20140202097
    Abstract: A framed forming panel system a plurality of lightweight framed foam panels secured to a plurality of load bearing members having a user defined spacing to form a panel wall; ceiling for floor with a fastening region lattice. Each lightweight framed form panel composed a channel formed in a frame to receive a lightweight panel of foam. Fixation of framed panels to load bearing members in opposition to one another allows the panel walls, ceiling or floor to function as a form to retain an insulative mass placed within the voids created by the opposing framed panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: 8776467
    Abstract: A construction material for climate envelopes including floor, walls, roof, windows and case moldings with outer layer made of wood with a surface layer with endothermic effect, insulating material with a surface layer of metal, an air gap for air circulation inside the material and out towards adjacent rooms through intake air from floor space, spaces enclosing a PCM material with a surface layer of metal to heat and cool the house, heat water, heat and refrigerate food. The climate envelope contains solar collectors when glass is substituted for the exterior layer of wood and has the shape of a cuboid or prism for transport and storage of energy. The climate envelope may be produced by that people not skilled in the art assembles a construction kit having an area of 15 square meters and which consitutes a home module, and wherein several modules can make up larger building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Per Gösta Sundberg
  • Publication number: 20140190108
    Abstract: Structural element for heat-insulating purposes between two structural parts, in particular between a building and a projecting exterior part, formed of an insulating body, which is to be arranged between the two structural parts, and of reinforcing elements at least including a load-bearing element which, with the structural element in the installed state, runs through the insulating body substantially horizontally and transversely to the substantially horizontal longitudinal extent of the insulating body, and can be connected at least indirectly to the two structural parts. The load-bearing element has an additional element which encloses the load-bearing element at least in sub-regions, and at least indirectly, and the load-bearing element is produced using a lost mold (1), and the additional element is formed, at least in part, of the lost mold, and wherein the additional element is formed in two or more parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Schock Bautele GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Braasch
  • Patent number: 8769898
    Abstract: A facade/wall system comprises a number of modules. Each module comprises a plurality of insulating panels which have connection means on opposite sides thereof for interengaging the panels together at joints between the panels. Reinforcing elements in the form of top hat sections bridge the joints between adjacent panels. The top hat reinforcement elements used to interconnect adjacent panels in a module ensure that the composite panels act together as monolithic structure that creates a diaphragm while providing a surface to which cladding can be fixed and also providing a cavity between the panels and the cladding attached to the modules. They stiffen the panels and thereby enhance resistance to deflection. The system is cost effective and relatively easy and quick to install.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kingspan Research and Developments Limited
    Inventors: James Carolan, Gregory Flynn
  • Patent number: 8711542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems for insulating a cavity of a structure. A system may include an insulation machine having an insulation blower that blows insulation into the cavity and a hose having a lumen throughwhich the loose fill insulation is blown. The system may also include a cover positionable atop the cavity of the structure. The cover may include an aperture throughwhich the distal end of the hose is inserted to blow the loose fill insulation into the cavity and an electrically conductive material or layer. The electrically conductive material or layer may electrically contact the hose when the hose is inserted through the aperture. The system may further include a ground wire electrically coupled with the cover to dissipate a charge from the hose by providing an electric path for the charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Thomas John Fellinger
  • Patent number: 8701364
    Abstract: A log for a log home has a plurality of pockets formed within the body of the log. The pockets are filled with foam to enhance the thermal rating of the log. A slot is provided between adjacent pockets to provide a thermal break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald A. Wrightman
  • Patent number: 8701366
    Abstract: An insulated roof deck system which can be used in installing metal roofs is set forth. The system includes a plurality of metal purlins (10), a plurality of metal roof panels (2), a plurality of thermal insulation blocks (4), cleats (14), and threaded fasteners (12). The metal purlins (10) can form a parallel array of purlins. The metal roof panels (2) can be attached to the metal purlins (10) in the parallel array. The thermal insulation blocks (4) can be disposed between the metal purlin (10) and the metal roof panel (2). The cleat (14) can be disposed between the thermal insulation blocks (4) and the metal roof panel (2) and has a protrusion which is capable of securing the thermal insulation block (4) and inhibits lateral movement between the thermal insulation block (4) and the cleat (14). The threaded fastener (12) secures the metal roof panel (2), the cleat (14), and the thermal insulation block (4) to the metal purlin (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Oberg