Composed Of Modules Having Complementary Abutting Edges Patents (Class 52/404.4)
  • Patent number: 9664447
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fibrous insulation block which can improve work efficiency of lining construction in various types of refractory furnace in iron works, and a construction method for a heated furnace-surface lining using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohji Kohno, Motokuni Itakusu, Masaharu Sato, Takuo Uehara, Yoshitsugu Okanaka, Tomonobu Shiraishi, Kenji Goto, Sho Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 9027301
    Abstract: A building wall system includes first and second panels with each panel having inner and outer facing sheets and a foam core positioned between the inner and outer facing sheets. The first and second panels define a joint positioned between the first and second panels. A facade fastening member is configured to be received by and arranged within the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Centria
    Inventor: Richard A. Guinn
  • Patent number: 8950142
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Ralph Michael Fay
  • Patent number: 8875462
    Abstract: An insulated enclosure includes a plurality of walls, each of the walls comprising structural insulated panels joined to adjoining structural insulated panels by joints. Each of the structural insulated panels includes a frame having a first vertical frame member, a second vertical frame member, a top frame member, a bottom frame member, and siding members disposed on opposing sides of the frame to define a cavity therebetween. The vertical frame members define, on an outwardly disposed surface thereof, a plurality of vertical recesses and projections. The joints between the plurality of structural insulated panels are butyl-free and include butyl-free compressible seals disposed between opposing recesses and projections in adjoining structural insulated panels. Insulation is disposed within the structural insulated panels and within at least a portion of at least one structural insulated panel vertical frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hill Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventor: Marion L. Brown
  • Patent number: 8869473
    Abstract: A cover for closing an access opening that leads to an infrequently used space within a building, such as an attic, provides thermal and acoustic insulation at the access opening. The cover may be in one or two portions, including a closure alone or a closure and a frame having an aperture that can be closed by engagement between the closure and the frame. When the cover is used alone it engages a frame or a wall circumscribing the access opening. The cover is sized and shaped to close a hatch, a stairwell, the opening at one end of a stairway, or an opening in a generally vertical wall that is not necessarily associated with a stairway. The closure and frame are each made of one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: James B. Melesky
  • Publication number: 20140260033
    Abstract: A channel anchoring system for cavity walls is disclosed and includes a channel anchor and veneer tie. The anchoring system is used in conjunction with building structures that have a masonry construction veneer anchored to a steel stud frame or a masonry backup wall. The channel anchoring system secures both the veneer and the insulation to the framing or backup wall. The channel anchor includes a pocket compartment for the insulation that provides a non-invasive means for securing the insulation, thereby maintaining the insulation integrity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140245681
    Abstract: A decking system is made up of a variety of decking boards and other components are disclosed. In some aspects, the decking boards are connectable to each other so that adjacent boards will provide a water barrier and a drainage channel. Some versions of the boards may have a hollow region to accept the provision of heating elements or other accessory structures. A connector piece is disclosed in various embodiments span the gap between the butt ends of the boards to provide a water barrier at the butt ends of the boards. A gutter and downspout system is disclosed, as well as structures for protecting the ends or sides of the deck structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: VINCENT FRANK CARRUBBA
  • Publication number: 20140196394
    Abstract: A modular thermal isolation barrier for use in sealing gaps in a data processing equipment structure includes an extruded edge seal and a panel. The extruded edge seal has a seal portion and a base portion with one or more channels. An edge of the panel is disposed within one of the one or more channels of the base portion of the edge seal such that the edge seal is seated against the edge of the panel with the seal portion in position to abut, and establish a seal with, an adjacent structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Blaine GREESON, Steven J. GIBBLE, Joshua James YOUNG, Jared Keith DAVIS
  • Patent number: 8732980
    Abstract: In order to provide a drier module for a drier for a coating plant, in particular for a coating plant for vehicle bodies, wherein the drier comprises a drier working space for receiving the objects to be dried, which space is bounded by a drier floor, a drier ceiling and lateral boundary walls, which reduces the transport costs for transporting the drier components from the production site to the erection site, it is proposed that the drier module comprise at least one section of a lateral boundary wall of the drier working space and one section of the drier floor and/or one section of the drier ceiling, wherein the drier floor section and/or the drier ceiling section are/is connected to the boundary wall section so as to be pivotable relative to the boundary wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Napfel, Helmuth Zurich, Andreas Gerber
  • Patent number: 8733052
    Abstract: A thermally insulating construction component for arranging between two load-bearing parts of a building includes an elongate insulating body and also reinforcing bars extending therethrough transversely with respect, to its longitudinal direction. Bearings project from side walls of the insulating body and absorb thrust and shear forces. The insulating body includes an upper and a lower parallelepipedal dimensionally stable box member filled with insulating material. The insulating body further includes a further dimensionality stable box member which is filled with an insulating material and which is arranged as a middle box member between the upper-box member and the lower box member. The middle box member is fixedly connected to the upper box member and the lower box member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Halfen GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20140137498
    Abstract: A cover for closing an access opening that leads to an infrequently used space within a building, such as an attic, that generally provides an air seal, thermal insulation and/or acoustic insulation at the access opening. The cover may be in one or two portions, including a closure alone or a closure and a frame having an aperture that can be closed by engagement between the closure and the frame. When the cover is used alone it engages a frame or a wall circumscribing the access opening. The cover is sized and shaped to close a stairwell, or the opening at one end of a stairway, an opening in a generally vertical wall, a hatch, or a pull down ladder. The closure and frame are each made of one or more components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: James B. Melesky
  • Patent number: 8631620
    Abstract: A building wall system includes first and second barrier panels, and an exterior facade system. Each panel includes an inner sheet and an outer sheet with a foam core positioned between the inner and outer sheets. Each of the inner and outer sheets defines an inner surface and an outer surface, respectively. A joint is defined by the first and second barrier panels. The exterior facade is secured to the first and second barrier panels via a fastener extending through the outer and inner sheets of the first barrier panel and the inner sheet of the second barrier panel without penetrating the inner surfaces of the first and second barrier panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Centria
    Inventors: Richard A. Guinn, Keith D. Boyer
  • Publication number: 20140000203
    Abstract: An insulated enclosure includes a plurality of walls, each of the walls comprising structural insulated panels joined to adjoining structural insulated panels by joints. Each of the structural insulated panels includes a frame having a first vertical frame member, a second vertical frame member, a top frame member, a bottom frame member, and siding members disposed on opposing sides of the frame to define a cavity therebetween. The vertical frame members define, on an outwardly disposed surface thereof, a plurality of vertical recesses and projections. The joints between the plurality of structural insulated panels are butyl-free and include butyl-free compressible seals disposed between opposing recesses and projections in adjoining structural insulated panels. Insulation is disposed within the structural insulated panels and within at least a portion of at least one structural insulated panel vertical frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: HILL PHOENIX, INC.
    Inventor: Marion L. Brown
  • Patent number: 8567139
    Abstract: A building wall or roof is formed of tubular structural members arranged in parallel, planar, spaced-apart relation. Saddle-shaped structural members having strengthening portions are respectively mounted on the tubular members with a clearance space, and thermal and/or acoustical insulation is interposed in the clearance space between the strengthening portions and the tubular members. As compared to conventional tubular log structures, the resulting wall or roof is resistant to horizontal forces generated by the wind or earthquakes and is faster and easier to construct and, furthermore, considerably better performing in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation without having to increase its thickness on an otherwise proportionate basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Alejandro Stein
  • Patent number: 8555574
    Abstract: A modular shell system of a hard insulation material fabricated in a geometric shape that encapsulates a pipe in insulation is provided. In an attic installation for example, the entire insulation component is inserted over a pipe and into the space between the building structural wood framing members resting on the interior sheathing below. By placing a series of these interlocking insulating modules along a pipe that is run perpendicular to the building construction members, the piping is encapsulated in a continuous insulating system along its entire length. This design facilitates natural heat flow into the pipe with an open pipe slot cavity in the insulating module that allows natural convection heat to pass up through the elongated piping slot, allowing it to come into contact with this piping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Insulation Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John Certuse, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8539733
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an insulation panel for fitting between profiles in a framework of an insulating building system for an external building structure, such as a wall or a roof, or an internal building structure, such as a partitioning wall or a ceiling or floor structure, said panel comprising substantially parallel first and second main surfaces with substantially parallel, oppositely situated first and second profile contact sides and substantially parallel, oppositely situated third and fourth sides between said main surfaces. In addition, the invention concerns a method of producing insulation panels and an apparatus for producing insulation panels according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bogeskov, Peter Hesselholt, Michael A. Thorsted
  • Publication number: 20130227900
    Abstract: An insulating member is disposed between the top of a wall and the underside of a roof to more effectively insulate the structure and prevent condensation fostering growth of mold and mildew occurring along the surfaces of the wall, ceiling and roof. A first surface of the insulating member overlies the top plate of the wall extending inward between the ceiling joists a distance of at least 1.5 feet. A second surface overlies the outside surface of the wall extending downward along the exterior of the wall a distance of at least 0.5 feet. A third surface is shaped to substantially conform to the opposing underside of the roof deck such that the space between the roof deck and the wall top plate is sealed off by the insulating member. Multiple air flow pathways extend through the insulating member providing continuous air flow from soffit area into the attic space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Peterson
  • Patent number: 8522500
    Abstract: An insulated enclosure includes a plurality of walls, each of the walls comprising structural insulated panels joined to adjoining structural insulated panels by joints. Each of the structural insulated panels includes a frame having a first vertical frame member, a second vertical frame member, a top frame member, a bottom frame member, and siding members disposed on opposing sides of the frame to define a cavity therebetween. The vertical frame members define, on an outwardly disposed surface thereof, a plurality of vertical recesses and projections. The joints between the plurality of structural insulated panels are butyl-free and include butyl-free compressible seals disposed between opposing recesses and projections in adjoining structural insulated panels. Insulation is disposed within the structural insulated panels and within at least a portion of at least one structural insulated panel vertical frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hill Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventor: Marion L. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130118106
    Abstract: An insulation system including a first retention member having a first channel, a second retention member having a second channel, and a thermal bridge. The thermal bridge includes a first finger and a second finger. The first finger is received into the first channel and the second finger is received into the second channel. The system further includes a first locking tab associated with the first channel for securing the first finger and a second locking tab associated with the second channel for securing the second finger. The thermal bridge substantially reduces conductive heat transfer between the first retention member and the second retention member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelop, Inc.
    Inventor: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelop, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8286399
    Abstract: A structural insulated panel system includes a frame having a first and second vertical frame members and top and bottom frame members. First and second siding members are attached to opposite sides of the frame, the frame and the first and second siding members forming a cavity, with an insulation material within the cavity. The first vertical frame member includes recesses having a first depth and the second vertical frame member includes projections having a second depth. A first compressible seal is disposed within the recesses and is compressed by the projections of an adjacent panel upon assembly. A second compressible seal is disposed adjacent to each outside edge of the first or second vertical frame member and is compressed by the other frame member upon assembly. A plurality of voids are formed in at least one of the frame members and filled with the insulation fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Hill Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventor: Marion L. Brown
  • Publication number: 20120240501
    Abstract: An insulated frame unit for enclosing a wall to provide a highly insulated and airtight wall is provided. The frame unit includes a panel that is formed from a rigid insulated composition such as an expanded foam composition. The panels can be mounted to a wall frame in rows and columns to enclose the wall, and may include outwardly extending flanges that can cooperate with a flange of an adjacent frame unit to provide a stud-receiving opening into which a stud is inserted when mounting the frame units to the frame of the building. The frame unit is mountable to the frame with the interior side of the stud extending from the inner side of the frame unit so that adequate space is provided between the inner side of the frame unit and an interior finish member mounted to the interior side of the studs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Marko Spiegel
  • Patent number: 8272182
    Abstract: An insulated frame unit for enclosing a wall to provide a highly insulated and airtight wall is provided. The frame unit includes a panel that is formed from a rigid insulated composition such as an expanded foam composition. The panels can be mounted to a wall frame in rows and columns to enclose the wall, and may include outwardly extending flanges that can cooperate with a flange of an adjacent frame unit to provide a stud-receiving opening into which a stud is inserted when mounting the frame units to the frame of the building. The frame unit is mountable to the frame with the interior side of the stud extending from the inner side of the frame unit so that adequate space is provided between the inner side of the frame unit and an interior finish member mounted to the interior side of the studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Conservation Technology International, Inc.
    Inventor: Marko Spiegel
  • Patent number: 8266858
    Abstract: A waterproof heat-insulation construction method aims to spread a layer of waterproof heat-insulation powder through a waterproof heat-insulation module on a work surface to form waterproof and heat insulation effect thereof. The method comprises the steps of: first, anchoring at least one waterproof heat-insulation module which can be arranged on the work surface; then holding the waterproof heat-insulation powder in the waterproof heat-insulation module in contact with the work surface to form a waterproof heat-insulation layer. The invention also provides a corresponding waterproof heat-insulation module which can be constructed in a modular fashion to achieve waterproof and heat insulation effect for buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Unisaf Enterprise Company Limited
    Inventor: Chung-Hsien Teng
  • Publication number: 20120186179
    Abstract: A cover for closing an access opening that leads to an infrequently used space within a building, such as an attic, that generally provides an air seal, thermal insulation and/or acoustic insulation at the access opening. The cover may be in one or two portions, including a closure alone or a closure and a frame having an aperture that can be closed by engagement between the closure and the frame. When the cover is used alone it engages a frame or a wall circumscribing the access opening. The cover is sized and shaped to close a stairwell, or the opening at one end of a stairway, an opening in a generally vertical wall, a hatch, or a pull down ladder. The closure and frame are each made of one or more components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: James B. Melesky
  • Patent number: 8117786
    Abstract: A barrier or dam to contain loose insulation from falling through an attic access hatch or scuttle opening is provided. Embodiments include four pieces that can be assembled together around the perimeter of hatches of varying sizes. Two of the pieces may be male pieces and two may be female pieces. Each piece may have a securing tab on its bottom end to attach each piece to joists that define the hatch opening. A kit comprising the barrier pieces may be utilized by homeowners, contractors or insulation installers for quick and easy installation of the containment dam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Norbert Tobbe
  • Publication number: 20120036805
    Abstract: A barrier or dam to contain loose insulation from falling through an attic access hatch or scuttle opening is provided. Embodiments include four pieces that can be assembled together around the perimeter of hatches of varying sizes. Two of the pieces may be male pieces and two may be female pieces. Each piece may have a securing tab on its bottom end to attach each piece to joists that define the hatch opening. A kit comprising the barrier pieces may be utilized by homeowners, contractors or insulation installers for quick and easy installation of the containment dam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: NORBERT TOBBE
  • Patent number: 8079549
    Abstract: Structural panels for use in manufacturing fuselage bodies and other aircraft structures are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a monolithic integrated structural panel is configured to include a skin, an array of stiffeners and an array of frames which are preferably arranged in a mutually orthogonal layout, without the need of cut-outs in any of the crossing elements. One advantage of the disclosed embodiments is that the frame and stringer members have continuous flanges and spliced webs. The disclosed embodiments herein are compatible with composite materials technology, offering another advantage, namely the possibility of manufacturing integrated products in a single cure (“one-shot”) cycle. A structure of composite materials, e.g. carbon fiber reinforced plastics, typically comprises a skin panel, reinforced by frame and stringer members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Embraer—Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica S.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Paton Gouvea
  • Publication number: 20110154765
    Abstract: A section of the wall has a plurality of interspaced structural members mounted between an upper frame member and a lower frame member, and insulating material generally filling the space between the structural members and upper and lower frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel LAPRISE
  • Patent number: 7823351
    Abstract: A stackable insulated unit for wall construction for forming a self-supporting wall structure consists of two side wooden planks spaced apart and secured to one another with an intermediate insulating layer bonded thereto, and a plurality of stud longitudinal sections transversely extending through the insulating layer and being secured thereby. The insulating layer ensures structural integrity of the stackable unit. The stud sections are preferably spaced from at least one of the side planks. The invention also includes the method of fabrication of stackable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Thermo Structure Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Tiberi, Michel Mathon
  • Patent number: 7748181
    Abstract: A building envelope system for providing a continuous air, water, vapor and thermal barrier about a building structure is provided. The building envelope system includes framing structurally connected to the building structure and at least one barrier panel attached to an outer face of the framing and providing an air, water, vapor and thermal barrier about the building structure. The at least one barrier panel includes a structural foam core and inner and outer facing sheets provided about the structural foam core. The at least one barrier panel provides structural support for an exterior facade system. The exterior façade system is attachable to the outer facing sheet of the at least one barrier panel such that the air, water, vapor and thermal barrier defined by the at least one barrier panel is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Centria
    Inventor: Richard A. Guinn
  • Patent number: 7707799
    Abstract: A self supporting panel system used to fabricate ceilings, floors, walls, or roofs. The panel system is assembled from a plurality of panels, each having a core that is sandwiched between opposing plate members. In a preferred embodiment, the core of each panel includes a unifying material to enhance the load bearing capacity of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: PNII, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Wrass, James K. Petersen, Robert Patrick Broad
  • Publication number: 20100095621
    Abstract: An insulated structural panel is made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) panel and a plurality of interior and exterior structural members that are affixed to one another by screws is provided. When assembled, the interior and exterior structural members are flush with the EPS panel. A tongue at one end of the EPS panel engages a grove at another end of another EPS panel, therein permitting interlocking two or more EPS panels. The interior panel is C-shaped and is slid into a C-shaped passage in the EPS panel formed by hot-wire cutting the EPS panel. The exterior structural member is positioned within a channel formed opposite the passage. A top plate connects a plurality of interior structural members. A seam covering member is affixed to the one end of the EPS panel and is flush with the EPS panel. A thermal break is provided between the interior and exterior structural members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Green-Source Products LLC
    Inventors: John A. Pumper, Steve DiMaria, Marc Crudele
  • Patent number: 7678219
    Abstract: A method of forming a building panel is provided, with the building panel including facer and liner sheets surrounding a foam core. The method includes the steps of pre-notching the facer sheet at each false joint, roll forming the side joints of the facer sheet, bending the facer sheet, via a press operation, at the pre-notched area to form the false joint, such that the facer sheet is a continuous sheet across the false joint, and bonding the facer sheet having the false joint and the liner sheet to the foam core to form the building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Centria
    Inventors: Robbie Thompson, Steven Veazey, Charles Edwards, Russell Atchley
  • Publication number: 20090094908
    Abstract: The instant invention includes a flexible fire-resistant thermally insulated composite structure designed in some embodiments to pass through an opening. The structure may be self-supporting due to the stiffness of various layers, and battens may contribute to the self-supporting capacity of the structure. The flexible composite structure may have a collapsed transit configuration, allowing the structure to be compressed to more easily pass it through an opening, a rotable attachment to allow the structure to rotate away from the opening, and a releasable attachment for attaching the structure around an opening periphery. In another embodiment, the structure may also include a bottom and such a structure could provide shelter in conditions ranging from ambient environmental conditions to the extreme heat of certain fires. The insulative structures of the instant invention are not limited to embodiments designed to rest on generally horizontal surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Jill A. Krueger, Anthony L. Rockwell, John K. Hodges
  • Patent number: 7370452
    Abstract: A mat assembly particularly suited for heavy equipment transit and support, such as roadway construction and the like. The mat assembly is made up of a number of structural members preferably having a “double I-beam” cross-sectional shape. Each I-beam has spaced apart flanges with edges preferably formed in tongue and groove profiles. When butted together, the tongue and grooves of adjacent I-beams mesh. Filler blocks are disposed in the cavities between the webs of the I-beams. Tension members extending through the webs and filler blocks tie multiple I-beams together to form the mat assembly. Preferably, both the I-beams and filler blocks are formed of a plastic material, via extrusion or other molding methods. The resulting mat is capable of bearing very high loads yet is decay resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Inventor: Melissa B. Rogers
  • Patent number: 6886783
    Abstract: A method for quick insulating the interior skin of an airplane. The system includes a new design for the insulating blanket with permeable and impermeable membranes and a blanket “clip” allowing for cable pass-through. The method stabilizes blanket construction method, minimizes moisture retention and promotes a design based provisioning strategy to accommodate system run access to the airplane skin through a simplified interface detail. Both the insulation blanket and the blanket clip attach to the aircraft frame via a “zip-lock” attachment system, which consists of vertical rails with receiving detail to receive the (blanket and clip) zip-lock strips, and a cap strip that covers (and secures) the zip-lock strips. The invention solves the moisture retention and installation time and the quantity of Mylar® used to encapsulate the fiberglass material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Peter S. Guard, Karen L. Hills
  • Patent number: 6722094
    Abstract: Improved insulating structural cores for use in self-aligned and leveled insulated drystacked block. Interlocking tongues (10a, 10b, 10c, 10d) join with corresponding receiving recesses (14a, 14b, 14c, 14d) when block and cores are laid in vertical succession. The interlocking tongues (10a, 10b, 10c, 10d) and receiving recesses (14a, 14b, 14c, 14d) connect to create a continuous thermal barrier between each block course. The face of relatively smaller insulating structural cores may be molded to create a continuous chase or conduit channel (18a, 18b, 18c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventors: Brett Judd, Gina Judd
  • Patent number: 6484463
    Abstract: A resilient pre-cut fibrous insulation blanket includes first and second insulation blankets. The blankets each have a first major surface with one or more longitudinally extending cuts in the surface that are spaced inwardly from lateral edges of the surface and spaced apart from each other. The cuts only partially sever the blankets to form separable connectors in the blankets that join adjacent blanket sections formed by the cuts. The first major surfaces of the blankets are bonded to each other, with the cuts in the major surfaces of the blankets aligned longitudinally, to form a batt with longitudinally extending batt sections joined by the separable connectors in the blankets whereby the batt can be handled as a unit or one or more batt sections can be separated from the remainder of the batt by hand to form a batt of lesser width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph Michael Fay
  • Publication number: 20020162292
    Abstract: A resilient pre-cut fibrous insulation blanket includes first and second insulation blankets. The blankets each have a first major surface with one or more longitudinally extending cuts in the surface that are spaced inwardly from lateral edges of the surface and spaced apart from each other. The cuts only partially sever the blankets to form separable connectors in the blankets that join adjacent blanket sections formed by the cuts. The first major surfaces of the blankets are bonded to each other, with the cuts in the major surfaces of the blankets aligned longitudinally, to form a batt with longitudinally extending batt sections joined by the separable connectors in the blankets whereby the batt can be handled as a unit or one or more batt sections can be separated from the remainder of the batt by hand to form a batt of lesser width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Ralph Michael Fay
  • Patent number: 6374571
    Abstract: An insulation panel (1) for cabinets containing air handling equipment has an exterior housing section (2) and an interior housing section (3) which is joined to the exterior housing section by snap-in engagement means, preferably comprising a plurality of tabs (12) provided on the interior housing section. The tabs engage a flange (6) of the first housing section (2) via a first gasket (13), and a circumferential side wall (10) of the second housing section (3) abuts against the first housing section (2) via a resilient second gasket (14), whereby the tabs (12) abut against said first gasket under some pressure to firmly secure the first and second housing sections to each other without creating any thermal bridges between the housing sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Munters AB
    Inventor: Soren Mann
  • Patent number: 6363674
    Abstract: There is provided a premanufactured structural building panel system for effectively promoting the efficient construction of the exterior wall members of a building having improved insulation, sound absorption, fire retardant and structural properties. The premanufactured structural building panels are made of a pair of C-shaped structural channels having first and second flanges. The channels are secured to a foam insulation member to form the panels. A fire retarding member can be secured to a flange of at least one of the channels to define an interior surface. The structural panels are supported on wall support members and connected to each other in a side-by-side fashion to form an exterior wall member of a building. The exterior wall members include vertical sidewalls, a horizontal roof and ceiling wall, and a pitched roof system. The interior surface of the walls can be prepared for finishing. Affixed to the exterior of the wall members is a weatherable covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Tommy Lee Carver
  • Publication number: 20020000071
    Abstract: Modular tenon and slot mortise building blocks include, for each building block: (a) hollow rectangular parallelepiped center block, (b) an outer siding member, (c) a first tenon member sandwiched between the center block and the siding member, (d) an inner facing member, and (e) a second tenon member sandwiched between the center block and the facing member. The tenon members are parallel and mounted to longitudinal sides of the center block. The tenon members are positioned and of a length so as to extend longitudinally of a first end of the center block by a first distance and so as to form mortised first and second recesses having a first depth behind the first and second tenon members, respectively, between the siding member and the center block and between the facing member and the center block. The first distance is substantially equal to the first depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventor: Ali Kashif Al-Ghitta
  • Publication number: 20010000843
    Abstract: An insulated concrete wall structure having a concrete wall with opposing wall surfaces. The concrete wall has several vertically and horizontally spaced wall ties imbedded within the concrete wall and extending between the wall surfaces. Positioned between the vertically spaced wall ties are a series of elongated retaining strips such that the retaining strips are substantially parallel to the wall surface. Insulating panels such as polystyrene foam boards are located between the horizontally spaced wall ties and retained in position by the retaining strips. In one aspect of the invention, each insulating panel has a groove formed along its vertical edge for receiving and engaging the elongated edge of the retaining strips. The present wall system is advantageous in that an insulated concrete wall can be readily formed using conventional wall forms in approximately the same amount of time as conventional uninsulated poured concrete walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Publication date: May 10, 2001
    Applicant: K-Wall Poured Walls, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Kubica