Lapped Multiplanar Components Patents (Class 52/409)
  • Patent number: 11025192
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 10851546
    Abstract: A system and method for covering at least a portion of a roof with an impermeable membrane is provided. The method includes placing a strip of the impermeable membrane over a subset of the portion of the roof intended to be covered, cutting a length of the strip to accommodate a size of the portion of the roof intended to be covered, fastening a flexible, elongated band of material to the end of the strip using a plurality of first fasteners, rolling the band of material at least one half turn in the end of the strip, attaching the band of material that was rolled in the end of the strip to a fascia of eaves of the roof using a plurality of second fasteners, and repeating the steps above until the portion of the roof is covered in the impermeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: STRUCTURAL WRAP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Mouriz, Spiro Naos, Larry J. Bond
  • Patent number: 10683666
    Abstract: A system and method for temporary protection of a damaged roof is provided. The method includes draping a strip of the impermeable membrane over the roof, wherein the end of the strip overhangs a fascia of eaves of the roof, placing a piece of construction material in a horizontal position under the end of the strip, cutting the end of the strip as follows: a horizontal cut and two vertical cuts of the construction material, such that a resulting shape of the end of the strip is substantially commensurate with the construction material, fastening the construction material to the end of the strip, rolling the construction material at least one full turn in the end of the strip, attaching the construction material to the fascia of the eaves of the roof, and repeating the steps above until the entire roof is covered in the impermeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: STRUCTURAL WRAP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Mouriz, Spiro Naos, Larry J. Bond
  • Patent number: 10619354
    Abstract: A system for mounting a facade and an insulation body to a structure utilizing a base member that includes a first portion attached to the structure. The base member includes a platform for supporting the insulation body and a flange extending outwardly from the platform. The flange includes attachment mechanisms for holding a panel or frame to form a facade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: David Simonsen
  • Patent number: 10472827
    Abstract: A system and method for temporary protection of a damaged roof is provided. The method includes draping a strip of an impermeable membrane over the roof, wherein the end of the strip overhangs the eaves of the roof, placing a rigid, elongated piece of construction material under the end of the strip that overhangs the eaves of the roof, such that the construction material is placed below the eaves of the roof, cutting the end of the strip such that it is coextensive with a length of the construction material and cutting the end of the strip below the construction material, fastening the construction material to the end of the strip, rolling the construction material at least one full turn in the end of the strip, attaching the construction material to the eaves of the roof, and repeating the steps above until the roof is covered in the impermeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: STRUCTURAL WRAP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Mouriz, Spiro Naos, Larry J. Bond
  • Patent number: 10454408
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. Aspects of the present invention provide a variety of photovoltaic roofing elements and systems that include, for example, interlocking geometries to provide for water handling and integration with conventional roofing materials; and wire management features that can protect wiring and associated electrical components from physical and/or environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Livsey, Joseph Charles Gombarick, Peter Chihlas, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Michael E. Blackburn, Stephen W. Steffes, Gregory F. Jacobs, Michael J. Noone
  • Patent number: 10208485
    Abstract: A starter board for a wall cladding system includes a core member and a laminate. The core member defines a board profile portion including parallel, planar base and outer surfaces defining a uniform thickness, the base surface extending from a first lateral surface to a second lateral surface, and a supporting flange portion extending outward from the planar outer surface, at the second lateral surface, to an outer surface of the flange portion. The laminate includes a reinforcing mesh and a basecoat layer covering the reinforcing mesh, and covers the second lateral surface of the board profile portion, the inner and outer lateral surfaces of the supporting flange portion, the outer surface of the supporting flange portion, and portions of the base and outer surfaces of the board profile portion proximate the supporting flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DRYVIT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Roland Serino, William Preston, Robert Lombardi
  • Patent number: 9951514
    Abstract: A flashing for concrete board siding includes a substantially rigid panel, a guide protrusion, an interior protrusion and at least one strip of adhesive double-sided tape. The guide protrusion and interior protrusion are integrally formed with the panel at opposing ends. The at least one strip of adhesive double-sided tape is on an exterior face of the panel. In an embodiment, a channel separates two or more strips. Some embodiments include at least one groove disposed between two or more strips. Further, a method of installing concrete board siding to a structure includes fastening a first piece of cement board siding to the structure, providing an embodiment of the flashing disclosed herein, positioning the interior protrusion on the top edge, adhering a second piece of cement board siding to the least one strip of adhesive double-sided tape and fastening the second piece of cement board siding to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Todd Debuff
  • Patent number: 9828778
    Abstract: A walkway pad is provided for placement on a flat roof to protect the roof from foot traffic, tools, and/or equipment. The walkway pad includes a body and at least one expansion joint that absorbs thermal movement of the body. A method of manufacturing the walkway pad is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Carl E. Watkins, Jr., Lichih Peng
  • Patent number: 9534388
    Abstract: A method for mounting a fixture on a membrane-covered roof involves a bracket with wings coated on upper surfaces with a material rendering the wings heat weldable to roofing membrane. The bracket is placed on the roof membrane, and a transition membrane with a cutout for a raised portion of the bracket is placed over the bracket and heat welded to both the upper wing surfaces of the bracket and to the roof membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Platinum Roofing, Inc.
    Inventor: William Edwin Shevlin
  • 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: 8993462
    Abstract: A building element (1) that is suitable for use as a structural element in wet areas or external docking. The building element (1) comprises a rigid substrate (2) having an upper face (3). Over the first face (3) lies a radiation curable resin (4) into which a layer of reinforcing material (5) is at least partially embedded. The reinforcing material (5) and resin (3) can be applied separately or together onto the first face (3) of the rigid substrate (2) or in some cases can be applied to both faces. An apparatus and method for producing the building sheet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Steven Alfred Duselis, James Gleeson, Tihomir Kascelan, David Lyons, Milton Terrence O'Chee
  • Patent number: 8959861
    Abstract: A water impermeable structure comprising a plurality of construction boards fastened to a structure or a building. Each construction board comprises a curable substrate and a water impermeable seamless resilient membrane adhered to the curable substrate. The water impermeable seamless resilient membrane comprises one or more flaps that extend beyond the curable substrate. The flaps affix to the adjoining construction board creating a water impermeable structure and a water impermeable structure with at least one water impermeable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Jet Products, LLC
    Inventors: James Allen Wambaugh, Brett Rochner
  • Publication number: 20150013247
    Abstract: A load support structure supports a load on a metal panel roof, such that substantially all of the load is conveyed through rails, which are mounted on roof panel ribs. Lateral closure members extend about, and define, the load support structure. Cavities are provided in the lateral closure members. Thermal breaks extend upwardly from the roof opening, through the tops of the closure members. Such thermal breaks are provided by a combination of thermal product in the closure member cavities and by strategic placement of edge portions of underlying roof insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Pendley, Michael J. McLain
  • Patent number: 8899000
    Abstract: An architectural membrane assembly including an interior membrane layer having a first inner surface, an exterior membrane layer having a second inner surface, an aerogel material disposed between the interior membrane layer and the exterior membrane layer, wherein the first and second inner surfaces are adjacent to the aerogel material and a vapor barrier deposited on one of the first and second inner surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Birdair, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Augustyniak, Thomas D. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8898963
    Abstract: A roofing shingle includes a shingle body having a buttlap portion with a butt edge and a headlap portion with a head edge, a first side edge and a second side edge. An exposure zone extends from the butt edge toward the headlap portion and is configured to be exposed to the environment when the shingle is installed on a roof. A water impermeable sheet is attached to the shingle body and has a width, length, first end and second end. The width extends from between about the butt and head edges to beyond the head edge of the shingle body. The length extends from between about the first and second side edges to beyond the first side edge. The sheet is formed from a different material than the shingle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: Anna M. Amatruda, Peter Chihlas, Gregory F. Jacobs, Robert L. Jenkins, Stephen A. Koch, Jennifer A. Millberg, Richard A. Snyder, Dale H. Walton
  • Publication number: 20140318066
    Abstract: A deck plank has an elongated length, two opposite sides extending along the elongated length, two ends located on opposite ends of the elongated length, and a continuous cross-section along the elongated length. The deck plank comprises an insertion member extending the length of one of the two sides and forms a groove extending the length thereof and shaped to retain a sealing gasket therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Andre Ouellet
  • Patent number: 8863475
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is A method for terminating an edge of a roof waterproofing membrane, the method including covering a building roof with at least one first waterproofing membrane, aligning at least one stiff member along a perimeter of the building roof, covering the at least one stiff member within a second waterproofing membrane, sealing the second waterproofing membrane to the first waterproofing membrane, thereby encapsulating the stiff member, and attaching the stiff member to the structure of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8833037
    Abstract: A roofing laminate includes a roofing membrane, preferably a white roofing membrane, which is covered with a protective sheet. The protective sheet is tinted so that it has a coloration distinguishable from the roofing. The roofing laminate is applied to a roof surface and the release liner protects the outer surface of the membrane from scrapes and dirt during installation. Once the roof is installed the protective sheets are removed from all of the membrane sheets, exposing a clean surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Carlisle Intangible Company
    Inventors: David French, Anil Shenoy
  • Patent number: 8826618
    Abstract: A roof attachment assembly for mounting to a roof substrate. The roof attachment assembly comprises a plate having a substantially frustoconical protrusion defining an aperture extending therethrough, the plate defining a first surface and a second surface, the first surface facing the roof substrate and the second surface spaced from the roof substrate. The roof attachment assembly also comprises a membrane positioned adjacent one of the first surface and the second surface of the plate, and a bracket positioned proximate the second surface of the plate, the bracket operable to support one or more roof mounted fixtures. The roof attachment assembly further comprises a fastener extending through the bracket, the membrane and the plate, the fastener operable to couple the bracket, the membrane and the plate together, wherein the roof substrate is contiguous adjacent to an end of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Vermont Slate & Copper Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Cecil Stearns
  • Patent number: 8763332
    Abstract: A roof insulation fastening system employs a fastener and a compression plate with a tube which interacts with the compression plate to permit the plate to vertically move relative to the head of the fastener when the adjacent area and/or plate is subject to excessive compression. The tube includes a retainer shoulder and a pair of tabs wherein the plate captures the tube. The tube includes a throat and a tapered portion with a throughbore. The fastener is inserted into the tube and secured in place so that the head is retained at the intersection of the throat and the tapered portion and the shank is secured into the roofing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Handy & Harman
    Inventors: Peter J. Shadwell, Tad A. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8707647
    Abstract: A roofing system for application on a roofing substrate wherein flexible supports alleviate fatiguing of the roofing sheeting which typically occurs due to thermal expansion and contraction, thus enabling thicker roofing sheeting to be used and thus extending the usable life of the roofing sheeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Crego Metal Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Crego
  • Patent number: 8656675
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a composite foam material that is alkaline and heat resistance. The composite foam material comprises a foam layer that having a film layer attached thereto and in which at least one of the film or foam layers includes a carbon free radical scavenger agent that is dispersed therein. The carbon free radical scavengers neutralize free radicals that are generated in the polymeric material (e.g., film or foam layer) and help prevent the degradation of the foam composite material. In particular, foam composite materials in accordance with the present invention can be used in underlayment applications in which exposure to heat can degrade the underlayment. As a result, the durability and useful life of the composite sheet material can be extended. In some embodiments of the present invention provides a floor underlayment material that overcomes many of the problems discussed above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Shau-Tarng Lee, Claes Hermansson, Brent Sholl
  • Patent number: 8596004
    Abstract: A method of assembling an exterior wall or roof structure of a building with a water-resistive barrier includes covering a surface of an inner sheathing member of a wall or roof structure with a series of partially overlapping courses of water-resistive sheet material. Each overlapping section of the courses of water-resistive sheet material is bonded together with a continuous strip of adhesive to form an air-tight seam. The strip of adhesive is carried integrally on the water-resistive sheet material thereby eliminating a need for separately applying construction tape to seal the seams. A water-resistive barrier and assembly of an exterior wall or roof assembly of a building is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael S Coulton, Geoffrey N Ehrman
  • Patent number: 8590245
    Abstract: A roof structure of a building that has a pair of rafter beams and a pair of eave struts extending between and connected to the rafter beams includes a plurality of first banding strips. The first banding strips have opposite distal ends extending between and connected to the rafter beams. A plurality of second banding strips has opposite distal ends extending between and connected to the eave struts. A support sheet is supported on the first and second banding strips, and a shock absorbing member is attached between the support sheet and one of the rafter beams or the eave struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Peng, David E. Musick, Ernest C. Abney, Weigang Qi
  • Patent number: 8567144
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is low cost roofing system. The system includes a roof deck, a sealant material disposed only at all locations on the roof deck that would otherwise be gas and liquid transmissive, insulation upwardly adjacent the roof deck, weight board upwardly adjacent the insulation, and a waterproofing membrane upwardly adjacent the weight board. Further disclosed herein is method for constructing the low cost rapidly installed roof system. The method includes sealing all openings in a roof deck, which without said sealing would allow migration of fluid therethrough, disposing insulation upwardly adjacent the roof deck, disposing weight board upwardly adjacent the insulation, applying sealing compound at a roof edge or penetration extending from the roof deck to a top surface of the weight board, and installing a waterproofing membrane upwardly adjacent the weight board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8555589
    Abstract: A roofing system includes an insulation layer and an exposed fiber surface of a sheet. A cement layer is placed intermediate therebetween. An elastomeric outer weatherproof coating overlies the sheet. A process for applying to a roofing system is provided that includes applying to a roofing substrate an insulation layer having an upper surface. Wet cement is applied on the upper surface of the insulation layer. An exposed fiber surface of a sheet is placed in contact cement. The sheet is then either directly or with intermediate layers therebetween overlayered with an elastomeric weatherproof coating. An insulation board is also provided that includes an exposed fiber backing. The exposed fiber backing accepts an overlayer of elastomer, cement, or mastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: MOS, LLC
    Inventors: Blaine K. Semmens, Colin R. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8535786
    Abstract: Represented and described is a sheet having at least one fastening section for the bonding of the sheet to a substrate or for bonding to a further sheet. In accordance with the invention the fastening section is coated partially with an adhesive and has at least two bonding regions formed by the adhesive coating, and adjacent bonding regions are separated from one another at least partly by at least one adhesive-free region of the fastening section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Ewald Dorken AG
    Inventors: Jörn Schröer, Gilles Schwaab
  • Patent number: 8490357
    Abstract: A series of parallel V-grooves are formed on the top surface of a new or existing top coat of lightweight insulating concrete of a roof deck. A slurry coat of formulated concrete is then applied to the top coat of lightweight insulating concrete at locations in between the parallel V-grooves, to repair cracks and holes and attach a base ply roof membrane, thereby eliminating the need for a base sheet and mechanical fasteners when installing a roof membrane system on the lightweight concrete deck of a roof structure. The formulated concrete slurry comprises a mixture of Portland cement (type I), cellulose, poly vinyl alcohol, and water. A base ply (modified or single ply) roof membrane having a sanded or fleece bottom side is set into a ¼ inch thick slurry coat of the formulated concrete to effectively attach the base ply roof membrane to the lightweight concrete deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Henry Gembala
  • Patent number: 8484922
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a composite foam material that is alkaline and heat resistance. The composite foam material comprises a foam layer that having a film layer attached thereto and in which at least one of the film or foam layers includes a carbon free radical scavenger agent that is dispersed therein. The carbon free radical scavengers neutralize free radicals that are generated in the polymeric material (e.g., film or foam layer) and help prevent the degradation of the foam composite material. In particular, foam composite materials in accordance with the present invention can be used in underlayment applications in which exposure to heat can degrade the underlayment. As a result, the durability and useful life of the composite sheet material can be extended. In some embodiments of the present invention provides a floor underlayment material that overcomes many of the problems discussed above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Shau-Tarng Lee, Claes Hermansson, Brent Sholl
  • Patent number: 8479468
    Abstract: A system and a method for enhancement of structural integrity is provided where a reinforcement system in accordance with the present invention is coupled with a compression side of a structure. The reinforcement system includes a tension layer with a high tensile strength coupled with an exterior surface of a compression layer with high compression strength, with the tension layer directly coupled with the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Seyed Hossein Abbasi
  • Publication number: 20130139457
    Abstract: A method of assembling an exterior wall or roof structure of a building with a water-resistive barrier includes covering a surface of an inner sheathing member of a wall or roof structure with a series of partially overlapping courses of water-resistive sheet material. Each overlapping section of the courses of water-resistive sheet material is bonded together with a continuous strip of adhesive to form an air-tight seam. The strip of adhesive is carried integrally on the water-resistive sheet material thereby eliminating a need for separately applying construction tape to seal the seams. A water-resistive barrier and assembly of an exterior wall or roof assembly of a building is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: BENJAMIN OBDYKE INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated
  • Patent number: 8407958
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an assembly that relates to a roof assembly comprising, at least one first waterproof membrane for covering a building roof and a stiff member sealed within at least one second waterproof membrane. The stiff member being substantially aligned with a perimeter of the building roof, and the first waterproof membrane being sealedly attached to the second waterproof membrane. The stiff member being attached to a structure of the building by a plurality of fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8397459
    Abstract: A fiberglass siding piece may be formed. The fiberglass siding piece includes an upper seating portion of the fiberglass siding piece. The upper seating portion includes an angled siding seat. The fiberglass siding piece further includes a main portion of the fiberglass siding piece, and a lower seating portion of the fiberglass siding piece. The lower seating portion includes an angled siding seat. The angled siding seat of the upper seating portion is configured to receive the angled siding seat of the lower seating portion of an adjacent fiberglass siding piece. The upper seating portion may include slots configured to accept fasteners to fasten the fiberglass siding piece to a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel A. Gately
  • Patent number: 8397446
    Abstract: A composite roofing board is provided, including a layer of bituminous core material having pieces or particles of shingles, rolled roofing, etc. that have been broken-up or comminuted therein, with the core material having layers of mat material on opposite surfaces thereof, also in layers, and with an adhesive applied to an outer surface of one of the layers of mat material, with a peelable and removable release liner layer covering the adhesive. The various layers are provided as a sandwich, to make the composite board. A plurality of composite boards may be applied to a roof deck or other roof structure, and they can be butt-joined and taped together with a joint tape. The method of making the composite board can be continuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8387336
    Abstract: A method of assembling an exterior wall or roof structure of a building with a water-resistive barrier includes covering a surface of an inner sheathing member of a wall or roof structure with a series of partially overlapping courses of water-resistive sheet material. Each overlapping section of the courses of water-resistive sheet material is bonded together with a continuous strip of adhesive to form an air-tight seam. The strip of adhesive is carried integrally on the water-resistive sheet material thereby eliminating a need for separately applying construction tape to seal the seams. A water-resistive barrier and assembly of an exterior wall or roof assembly of a building is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Benjamin Obdyke Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael S. Coulton, Geoffrey N. Ehrman
  • Patent number: 8375668
    Abstract: Seal Guard Lip & Tape System provides users with an efficient means and method for applying underlay for various types of flooring. The system entails the joining of two laminate floor underlay sections to create a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier provides superior sealing by utilizing vapor barrier tape with release liner, and also reduces harm to installed flooring. Seal Guard Lip & Tape System may comprise foam underlay with vapor barrier qualities, vapor barrier tape, and release liner, all of which can be laminated together. The specially formulated vapor barrier tape can be attached to a 1½? release liner, which may be made of siliconized paper plastic, covering approximately half of the tape. The vapor barrier tape/release liner combination may be joined to the laminate underlay with 1½? of the tape and liner exposed beyond the foam underlay. The entire assembly can be easily affixed to an adjacent underlay sheet, thereby creating a sealing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Paul Kuepfer
  • Patent number: 8347576
    Abstract: A single ply mechanically embossed roofing membrane in a roll form for use in commercial applications on flat and low pitched roofs. The roofing membrane preferably includes a scrim or reinforcement sheet sandwiched between a top layer and a bottom layer, wherein the bottom layer is completely embossed with various configurations forming alternating ridges and valleys. The embossed roofing membrane improves roll blocking upon installation. The embossed roofing membrane can be installed by fully adhering or mechanically attaching to the roof deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Ying Yang, Edward Nebesnak, William P. Kuhn
  • Patent number: 8322101
    Abstract: Disclosed is a roofing system including an anchored seam, the system including a roof deck, roof assembly components disposed upwardly adjacent of the roof deck, a first waterproofing membrane disposed upwardly adjacent of the roof assembly components, a second waterproofing membrane, a portion of which being disposed upwardly adjacent of the first waterproofing membrane, the portion of the second waterproofing membrane overlapping a portion of the first waterproofing to create a seam region between the first waterproofing membrane and the second waterproofing membrane, a termination bar including a convexity away from the roof deck disposed upwardly adjacent of the second waterproofing membrane in the seam region, and a mechanical fastener extending through the termination bar, the fastener being long enough to extend from the termination bar, wherein the mechanical fastener and the termination bar anchor the seam region to the roof deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8281533
    Abstract: The invention relates to an attachment element for studded plastic sheets comprising a base body with at least one stud projecting from a front of the base body. To provide an attachment means that results both in a tear-resistant attachment of the studded plastic sheet to the building wall and in extensive surface contact at a top edge of the studded plastic sheet, it is provided that a head portion is arranged on the base body, which fully or at least partially projects from the front of the base body with a resiliently deformable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Ewald Doerken AG
    Inventor: Marcus Jablonka
  • Patent number: 8281521
    Abstract: A pre-notched drip edge assembly and related method includes a plurality of drip edge sections interconnected end-to-end to form a continuous water barrier along a roof edge. Each drip edge section has a formed one-piece construction with a top flange and a bottom flange having an inverted L-shape with upper and lower legs. The forward edges of the top flange and the upper leg are integrally interconnected along a folded-over nose having a wedge-shape. A pair of notches are formed in the opposite ends of each drip edge section which extend through the upper edge of the lower leg and the forward edges of the upper leg and the top flange to define flat end tab areas that are inserted into the noses of the next adjacent drip edge sections to horizontally and vertically locate the same along the building roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Quality Edge, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Scott Rasmussen, Paul W. Vander Laan
  • Patent number: 8256165
    Abstract: A roofing system for application on a roofing substrate wherein flexible supports alleviate fatiguing of the roofing sheeting which typically occurs due to thermal expansion and contraction, thus enabling thicker roofing sheeting to be used and thus extending the usable life of the roofing sheeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Crego Metal Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Crego
  • Patent number: 8201364
    Abstract: A rigid component is formed of a plurality of coupled cylinders. Each cylinder has a circular cross sectional configuration with an axis, a top, a bottom, first and second sides and a slit. The coupled cylinders have parallel axes and include an upper plane with the axes in a common upper plane and a lower plane with the axes in a common lower plane. The slits face downwardly in the upper plane and upwardly in the lower plane. The slits receive a side of each of its adjacent cylinders. The cylinders are secured with respect to each other by the resilience of the cylinders at their slits holding the sides of the cylinders passing through the slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Cedo Tomas
  • Patent number: 8186117
    Abstract: A decking/flooring system includes a substrate, a layer of sealing material applied over and in contact with a surface of the substrate, a texture layer applied over and in contact with the sealing material layer, an adhesive layer applied over and in contact with the texture layer, and a finish layer. A method for installing the decking/flooring system is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Tumer H. Eren
  • Publication number: 20120096791
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite sheet material (10) that is particularly useful as an underlayment material in roofing applications. In particular, the present invention provides a composite sheet material (10) that is flexible, relatively lightweight, resistant to water as well as being water vapor permeable and resistant to tearing. In addition, the composite sheet material (10) includes an outer non-skid surface (18) that can help prevent slippage of workers during installation of the roofing system. Embodiments of the composite sheet material can help provide a roofing\structure, such as a shingled roof, with fire resistance so that the roof can meet the Fire Resistance requirements of ASTM E 108-07a, Class A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: FIBERWEB, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur H. Cashin, Brian Hickie
  • Patent number: 8136319
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hail resistant roof system having a roof deck. An insulation layer is supported by the roof deck. An energy absorbing layer supported by the insulation layer and a waterproof membrane loose laid over the energy absorbing layer. A wind blown debris resistant roof system is disclosed that includes a roof deck with a secondary waterproof membrane disposed over the deck. A layer of stiff material is attached to the roof deck and a primary waterproofing membrane is supported by the stiff material. Further, a roof insulation and waterproofing construction upwardly adjacent the waterproofing membrane. Also disclosed herein is a hail resistant roof system. The system includes a roof deck with a secondary waterproofing membrane. An insulation layer is supported by the roof deck. An energy absorbing layer is supported by the insulation layer and a primary waterproof membrane is loose laid over the energy absorbing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8127512
    Abstract: A roofing system formed of a plurality of support members secured to a load bearing roof deck. A plurality of roofing panels are positioned on the support members and are oriented to form overlapping joints between the panels. Sealant is positioned within the overlapping joints of the panels. A compression bar is positioned over the overlapping joints and is secured to the overlapping joints and support member by a fastener arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Pierson, Michael Huber, Jerome Thomson
  • Patent number: 8104245
    Abstract: A roof/wall structure includes a substantially rigid substrate and a waterproof membrane adhesively joined to an outer surface of the substrate. The membrane includes a layer of thermoplastic or elastomeric waterproof material, a layer of cushion material bound to an inner surface of the layer of waterproof material, and a pressure sensitive adhesive bound to a side of the layer of cushion material remote from the layer of waterproof material and bound to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: SIKA Technology AG
    Inventors: Brian J. Whelan, Gary W. Whittemore, Dan Ben-Daat, Jon M. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8079191
    Abstract: A method and system for covering flat roofs. The method and system include weather-proof flat roof material with plural sealing components that do not require an open flame (e.g., from a blow torch) to seal a first and second piece of weather-proof flat roof material together. The weather-proof flat material can be used as a base layer, a ply layer used between a base layer and a cap layer, a cap layer, as flashings, on walls or as a substrate layer for flat roofs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Todd E. Martin
  • Patent number: 8061098
    Abstract: A roof/wall structure includes a substantially rigid substrate and a waterproof membrane adhesively joined to an outer surface of the substrate. The membrane includes a layer of thermoplastic or elastomeric waterproof material, a layer of cushion material bound to an inner surface of the layer of waterproof material, and a pressure sensitive adhesive bound to a side of the layer of cushion material remote from the layer of waterproof material and bound to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: SIKA Technology AG
    Inventors: Brian J. Whelan, Gary W. Whittemore, Dan Ben-Daat, Jon M. Jensen