Filler Suspended By Supporting Means Surrounding At Least Four Sides Thereof Patents (Class 52/407.2)
  • Patent number: 9958196
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a refrigerator door frame apparatus and method. In one embodiment, a refrigerator door frame: a first side section forming a first side of the door frame; a second side section forming a second side of the door frame; a third side section forming a third side of the door frame, the third side section integrally coupled to the first side section and the second side section; and a fourth side section forming a fourth side of the door frame; the fourth side section integrally coupled to the first side section and the second side section; wherein the first side section, the second side section, the third side section, and the fourth side section are integrally formed with one another, and one or more ribs are formed on one or more of the first side section, the second side section, the third side section, and the fourth side section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DONGBU DAEWOO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sung Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 9016014
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for securing safing insulation in the gap formed between a spandrel and a slab. Additionally, the present invention eliminates the need for stiffening tees and/or stiffening brackets. In one exemplary embodiment, the present invention utilizes a first portion of safing secured to spandrel insulation positioned in an exterior wall structure and a second portion of safing insulation positioned adjacent to the first portion of safing insulation and between the spandrel insulation and the slab. By fixedly securing the first portion of safing insulation to the spandrel insulation, any deformation of the spandrel insulation caused by the forces exerted by the compressed second portion of safing insulation on spandrel insulation results in the first portion of safing insulation moving with the spandrel insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Thermafiber, Inc.
    Inventor: James Shriver
  • Patent number: 8833023
    Abstract: A composite panel for making a wall of a building includes an outer cladding plate, an inner wall plate, and a supporting structure provided between the outer cladding plate and the inner wall plate and which is partially embedded in a polymer foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Arcelormittal Construction France
    Inventors: David Masure, Chantha Moum
  • 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: 8683763
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for securing safing insulation in the gap formed between a spandrel and a slab. Additionally, the present invention eliminates the need for stiffening tees and/or stiffening brackets. In one exemplary embodiment, the present invention utilizes a first portion of safing secured to spandrel insulation positioned in an exterior wall structure and a second portion of safing insulation positioned adjacent to the first portion of safing insulation and between the spandrel insulation and the slab. By fixedly securing the first portion of safing insulation to the spandrel insulation, any deformation of the spandrel insulation caused by the forces exerted by the compressed second portion of safing insulation on spandrel insulation results in the first portion of safing insulation moving with the spandrel insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: James Shriver
  • Publication number: 20120210664
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a plug of the type utilized for sealing a junction between a horizontal member and a vertical mullion of a curtain wall. The plug may include a plug body. The plug body may include a front body portion, a rear body portion, a left body portion, a right body portion, a top surface disposed between the left body portion, the right body portion, the front body portion, and the rear body portion. A rabbet is disposed across the front body portion. A spacer flange extends from the front body portion. A plurality of chamfers are disposed between the top surface and the left body portion, the right body portion, and the rear body portions. The plug is sized to occupy a gap formed in the junction between the horizontal member and the vertical mullion of the curtain wall. The rabbet and the plurality of chamfers form a plurality of large crevices between the plug, the horizontal member, and the vertical mullion. The large crevices allow penetration of a sealant therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: William J. Lang, Greg A. Hall, Phil Clark
  • Patent number: 8230655
    Abstract: The invention relates to an under rafters insulation system for a steep roof, comprising at least two mutually parallel extending building elements (3) which are spaced from each other, and insulation elements (4), in particular mineral fiber insulation elements, are arranged in a space between the building elements (3). The building elements (3) are mountable to rafters (2) of the steep roof by means of holding elements (5). For further developing an under rafters insulation system of the described type to the effect that the insulation elements (4) are easily supported between the building elements (3) at least over a period of time in which the under rafters insulation system (1) is not yet completed with a final cover, it is proposed that the holding elements (5) additionally secure the insulation elements (4) against falling out of the space between the building elements (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Kallweit
  • Patent number: 8209930
    Abstract: An insulation batt is provided. The insulation batt includes an elongated blanket of fibrous insulation material adapted to be positioned entirely within a wall cavity. The elongated blanket has a face portion and edges defining a blanket width that is within the range of from about 102 percent to about 107 percent of the known nominal width of the wall cavity. A facing material is attached to the face portion of the elongated blanket of fibrous insulation material. The insulation batt has a stiffness characterized by an angle measurement that measures the amount of deflection of the insulation products as the insulation batts are draped over a support located perpendicular to the longitudinal center axis of the insulation product. The stiffness measurement is within the range from about 15 degrees to about 35 degrees. The width of the facing material and the width of the blanket are approximately the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Babbitt, Willard W. Price
  • Patent number: 8132381
    Abstract: A system provides insulation products for a plurality of insulation wall cavities in buildings, where a substantial portion of the insulation wall cavities have a known nominal width. The system includes providing flangeless insulation products having a blanket of fibrous insulation material and having a facing material with a width substantially equal to the width of the insulation blanket, with the width of the insulation blanket and the width of the facing material being greater than the nominal width of the plurality of insulation cavities. The increased width of the facing material improves the seal of the facing material when the insulation product is placed within insulation wall cavities of the known nominal width in comparison to the seal provided by flanged insulation products applied with inset stapling to the same insulation wall cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Babbitt, Williard W. Price
  • Publication number: 20110197532
    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: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Chung-Hsien TENG
  • Patent number: 7934349
    Abstract: A fire resistant wall includes a frame assembly utilizing tubular steel studs having at least one opening at the bottom and at the top, a stratum of fire resistant material disposed in the inter-stud space, and a trim assembly structured to protect the gaps between adjacent panels. The openings in the studs allow hot fluid within the studs to be exhausted in a remote location and cool fluid to be drawn in from another remote location. The stratum of fire resistant material disposed in the inter-stud space resists heat and flames contacting the lateral sides of the studs when the inner stratum of the firewall collapses, or when gaps appear between adjacent inner stratum panels. The trim assembly preferably includes a metal bar with a concave back surface disposed over the gap between adjacent panels and an intumescent caulk disposed at least partially within the gap. An intumescent caulk expands when exposed to heat and fills the gap between inner stratum panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Frederick W. Romig
  • Patent number: 7886491
    Abstract: An interlocking curtain wall insulation system for a building having a backer bar spaced from a floor slab defining a perimeter void between the floor slab and an outer wall, a safing insulation disposed above the backer bar and compression fit within the perimeter void between the floor slab and the backer bar, a first curtain wall insulation extending from an upper surface of the safing insulation adjacent the backer bar, a second curtain wall insulation depending from the backer bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Thermafiber, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Shriver
  • Patent number: 7866105
    Abstract: A system provides insulation products for a plurality of insulation wall cavities in buildings, where a substantial portion of the insulation wall cavities have a known nominal width. The system includes providing flangeless insulation products having a blanket of fibrous insulation material and having a facing material with a width substantially equal to the width of the insulation blanket, with the width of the insulation blanket and the width of the facing material being greater than the nominal width of the plurality of insulation cavities. The increased width of the facing material to improves the seal of the facing material when the insulation product is placed within insulation wall cavities of the known nominal width in comparison to the seal provided by flanged insulation products applied with inset stapling to the same insulation wall cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Babbitt, Williard W. Price
  • Patent number: 7765753
    Abstract: An interlocking curtain wall insulation system for a building having a backer bar spaced from a floor slab defining a perimeter void between the floor slab and an outer wall, a safing insulation disposed above the backer bar and compression fit within the perimeter void between the floor slab and the backer bar, a first curtain wall insulation extending from an upper surface of the safing insulation adjacent the backer bar, a second curtain wall insulation depending from the backer bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Thermafiber, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Shriver
  • Patent number: 7703254
    Abstract: Heat insulation tiles (20) are supported in a grid (14) of support bars (15 and 16) of a ceiling assembly (10) with the ceiling tiles being in the form of insulation boxes (21) that form a dead air spaces (24) therein. Reflective material (22) is applied to at least one of the interior surfaces of the box that faces the dead air space (24) and a layer of phase change material (40) is applied to the insulation boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Robert J. Alderman
  • Publication number: 20100043328
    Abstract: The invention relates to an under rafters insulation system for a steep roof, comprising at least two mutually parallel extending building elements (3) which are spaced from each other, and insulation elements (4), in particular mineral fiber insulation elements, are arranged in a space between the building elements (3). The building elements (3) are mountable to rafters (2) of the steep roof by means of holding elements (5). For further developing an under rafters insulation system of the described type to the effect that the insulation elements (4) are easily supported between the building elements (3) at least over a period of time in which the under rafters insulation system (1) is not yet completed with a final cover, it is proposed that the holding elements (5) additionally secure the insulation elements (4) against falling out of the space between the building elements (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL MINERALWOLL GMBH & CO., OHG
    Inventor: Gerhard Kallweit
  • Publication number: 20090241434
    Abstract: An insulated cover for attic openings is provided which is adapted for pivotal mounting to the portion of the building surrounding the attic opening. The insulated cover includes cover structure for positioning in spanning relationship across the opening, a pivotal mount for enabling the cover to pivot from a spanning position enclosing the opening, to an access-permitting position, and a magnetic coupler including a plurality of magnetic pairs for releasably holding the cover structure in position. The cover structure includes a recess for receiving a pullcord of the like, and a receiver adapted to couple with a rod for controlled pivoting of the cover structure and release of the magnetic connection between the magnetic pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: McCOY BUILDING PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: George W. McCoy, JR.
  • Patent number: 7591112
    Abstract: A covering system for roofs and for the outside of building walls is provided in which, on top, a high range of various decorative materials and elements can be fixed without penetrating the watertight layer. The system contains protruding elements connected to the support and flexible watertight membranes arranged so as to cover and contact essentially the complete support surface, including the protruding elements. Panels, preferably rigid insulation panels with excellent resistance to water, are arranged so as to hold down the watertight membranes onto the support, thus protecting the membrane from thermal cycling, UV rays and physical damage. The panels can be fixed with non-penetrating fastening means to secure the complete system to the protruding elements and to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Umicore
    Inventor: Stefaan Verheyen
  • Publication number: 20080276558
    Abstract: A building wall or a system for insulating a building wall, comprising: an insulating layer of translucent insulation disposed upon an exterior wall of a building so as to be exposed to solar radiation; an absorbing layer disposed toward the interior of said building from said insulating layer in a position to receive at least of portion of said solar radiation, said absorbing layer being capable of absorbing a portion of said solar radiation and converting said portion of said solar radiation to thermal energy; an adaptive shading mechanism disposed exterior of said transparent insulation, said adaptive shading mechanism comprising: a support structure secured to said building and adapted to support plant matter at a distance therefrom; plant matter disposed upon said support structure in a position to at least partially shade said exterior of said building from said solar radiation, said plant matter being selected so that said plant matter changes during a certain portion of the calendar year so as to incr
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Marco SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 7424793
    Abstract: The interlocking curtain wall insulation system comprises a frame connected to a building structure having at least first and second parallel transoms, at least first and second parallel mullions, the at least first and second parallel transoms operably engaging the at least first and second parallel mullions. The device further comprises an insulation including a safing insulation extending between a floor slab and the backer bar and compressively fit therein, an upper curtain wall insulation depending from an upper insulation hanger and compressing the safing insulation, and a lower curtain wall insulation depending from a lower insulation hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Thermafiber, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Shriver
  • Patent number: 7380380
    Abstract: The invention provides a thermal protection device for mounting on the wall of a structure to be protected, the device comprising a panel suitable for receiving high temperature heat flux on its outside face. The panel is held at a determined distance from the wall of the structure and beside its inside face there is at least one thermally insulating layer. The thermal protection device further comprises a layer made of a compressible material which is maintained in a compacted state between the wall of the structure and the thermally insulating layer. The thermally insulating layer can thus be held reliably as close as possible to the panel without generating heat conduction paths or large mechanical stresses on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Snecma Propulsion Solide
    Inventor: Philippe Soyris
  • Patent number: 7024832
    Abstract: The invention is intended to reduce heat accumulation in the heat insulator provided around the periphery of the living room of a house structure, thereby achieving simplification of a construction work, energy-saving, and rationalization in maintaining the living environment, and by covering the external face of the heat insulators (2) disposed around the periphery of partition sheet members surrounding the living room, such as the roof, ceiling, wall, and so forth, with the heat shielding members (1) provided with the heat reflection foil, so that radiant heat which will otherwise heat up the heat insulators (2) can be blocked, and heat accumulation in the heat insulators (2) can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Matumotokenkou Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Setuya Matumoto, Takashi Satou, Sadahiro Inoue, Yuumi Akitaya
  • Patent number: 6701676
    Abstract: An attic access apparatus has a housing with a passage open to the attic and a door located in the passage for closing the passage. Insulating material in the passage above the door limits heat loss and air flow through the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Chad M. Kompelien
  • Patent number: 6594957
    Abstract: A greenhouse includes a frame structure (1), an outer transparent covering layer (2), and a transparent inner layer (7). A transparent insulating sheet-like material is located between the inner and outer layers in close proximity to the inner layer (8). The insulating sheet-like material has a cellular structure (4, 5) with the axis of its cells generally oriented normal to the plane thereof material so as to transmit incident light therethrough. The insulation material helps to retain heat within the structure while avoiding detrimental effects, such as loss of light transmissivity. The creation of an air gap on one side between the transparent insulation and one of the glazings allows for control of moisture and snow buildup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Advanced Glazings Ltd.
    Inventor: Douglas I. Milburn
  • Patent number: 6557313
    Abstract: Heat insulated wall structure includes interior blanket insulation positioned between adjacent ones of studs, interior of the exterior wall board. Reflective sheet material is placed adjacent the blanket insulation, and the interior wall board is applied over the reflective sheet material to the studs. Spacers are applied to the heat reflective sheet material so as to maintain the facing surfaces of the reflective sheet material and the next adjacent surface in spaced relationship, forming a dead air space therebetween. The dead air space adjacent the heat reflective sheet material maintains the high reflectivity properties of the reflective sheet material, giving the enhanced ability to reflect heat away from the interior of the wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Robert J. Alderman