Tie Crossing Dividing Lamina Patents (Class 52/410)
  • Patent number: 10221559
    Abstract: A tie system is provided for use with a wall form for a cementitious backup wall and for use with a wall tie to connect between the cementitious backup wall and a veneer. The tie system includes a backup wall connector and a form connector. The form connector is connectable to the form and secures the backup wall connector in position as the wall form is filled. The connector may have heat transfer reducing perforations. The connector may have an outwardly positioned flange to which external wall members may be attached. The connector may have multiple gap-setting features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Micheal Hatzinikolas
  • Patent number: 9523509
    Abstract: A passive vent for venting a building enclosure having an opening in a roof portion, the vent being adjustable for mounting on roof portions of different slopes. The vent has a base pivotally attached to a vent structure with a pair of pivot joints. The vent structure has a collar attached to a vent body having a cover. At least one gas permeable screen is positioned on the vent body between the cover and the collar. The base comprises a lower attachment structure for attaching the base to the roof portion over the opening. An aperture through the lower attachment structure permits gas to pass in to and out of the opening in the roof portion through the base. A wall including a pair of opposed curvilinear wall sections surrounds the aperture. The pivot joints define a pivot axis about which the vent structure pivots along a range of angles relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Canplas Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Norman Scott Baldwin, James Brian Mantyla, Lawrence William Stagg
  • Patent number: 9404268
    Abstract: A flashing laminate includes a non-reinforced thermoplastic sheet having a bottom surface, a first longitudinal edge, and a second longitudinal edge. The flashing laminate also includes an adhesive layer on a longitudinally extending portion of the bottom surface adjacent to one of the longitudinal edges. In one or more embodiments, the laminate also includes a release liner positioned over the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Leon Barksdale, Sean Christopher McCarthy, Joseph John Kalwara
  • Patent number: 9238910
    Abstract: A system for assembling two-sided walls on, through, and around a pre-installed structural steel grid. System wall units have an outer side and an inner side, the outer side being an outer wall surface, the inner side opposing an inner side of one or more wall units on an opposing side of the structural steel grid. Interlock elements extend through spaces in the structural steel grid and connect opposing wall units to prevent separation of the opposing wall units. Installed in courses, the wall units create a continuous void between opposing wall units, such that structural void fill material can be poured into the assembled wall at one or more openings, and the void fill material will fill the continuous void from the top of the wall to the bottom of the wall. Plumbing, electrical, and other building systems can be installed on the steel grid prior to wall assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: David I. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9074370
    Abstract: A load transfer device is provided to connect concrete elements including, but not limited to, sandwich and double wall panel wythes, roof, floor, balcony and canopy members, and pavement. The device may be used to connect and transfer loads between the components of sandwich and double wall panels. The device includes two load transfer members positioned at an angle with respect to one another. Additionally provided are a retention housing for retaining one or more load transfer members at their angled positions and a depth locating means for retaining one or more load transfer members at their proper depth. Also provided are sandwich wall panels and double wall panels employing the load transfer device and methods for manufacturing sandwich wall panels and double wall panels employing the disclosed load transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Composite Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert T. Long, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9010050
    Abstract: A prefabricated rain screen wall panel is provided comprising inner and outer concrete panels secured together by shear connectors. Intermediate members provide insulation, a drainage channel and a vapor barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Hatzinikolas
  • Publication number: 20150082725
    Abstract: A pre-engineered metal building configured to reduce air leakage through the shell of the building by providing an insulation system for fully sealing an enclosed space within the structural frame of the building. The insulation system includes a vapor barrier that defines the enclosed space, at least one insulation layer, and a continuous air barrier. Roof sheeting and side wall facing are attachable to the structural frame to form a shell about the building, and at least a portion of the insulation system is positioned between the shell and the structural frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: William D. Beals
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8881479
    Abstract: A system for assembling a pre-engineered building with a monolithic vapor retarder to control the formation of condensation on the walls. The system allows for numerous different combinations of insulation thickness, different kinds of walls, inside vapor retarders in different rigid panels, different facings or membranes. The system further provides for finished inside surfaces with high thermal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard R. McClure
  • Patent number: 8875455
    Abstract: A mounting system for solar modules in which a mounting beam has its opposite ends bent downwardly to form a first and second leg that hold photovoltaic modules at an angle to a flat roof, wherein the first and second legs are screw fastened into a rafter and the bottom ends of the first and second legs are placed into receptacles into which sealant is poured, thereby forming a water-tight seal preventing any water from leaking into the holes formed by the fasteners securing the first and second legs to the building rafters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ZEP Solar, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Yang, Brian West, Jack West
  • Publication number: 20140305056
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for attaching a protective barrier to a surface, such as a wall, ceiling or floor. The protective barrier can be plastic sheeting or any other suitable, material, which is impermeable by water, dust, debris and related contaminants. The apparatus and method for its installation and use being capable of connecting the protective barrier to a surface so that no dust, debris or other contaminants can pass between the protective barrier and the surface to which it is being attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: David Landis Campbell
  • 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: 8782983
    Abstract: A roof mounting system for mounting one or more roof-mounted fixtures to a roof includes a roofing system having a top surface and a roof attachment assembly mounted to the top surface of the roofing system. The roof attachment system includes a plate having an aperture, at least one membrane patch coupled to the plate, at least one disc including a disc aperture, a nut, and a first fastener including a head positioned adjacent the at least one membrane patch and a shaft extending through the at least one disc aperture and the nut. A second fastener includes a head positioned adjacent the plate and a shaft extending through the plate aperture and through the roofing system top surface, to connect the roof attachment assembly to the roofing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Vermont Slate & Copper Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian C. 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: 8695301
    Abstract: A roofing support system includes a spacer bracket having a lower edge adapted to pierce through a layer of insulation to abut in direct contact with a purlin, a fastener that fastens the spacer bracket to the purlin, and an upper portion adapted to support a beam above the insulation layer and in spaced relationship to the purlin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Vilno Group Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Lutkajtis, Rikard Henrik Lutkajtis
  • Patent number: 8621805
    Abstract: A system and method for insulating a metal roof include a blanket of insulation laid over at least one purlin. A series of thermal blocks are fastened above the purlin over the blanket of insulation. Each thermal block in the series of thermal blocks has legs that pin the blanket of insulation to a top of each purlin. Gaps are defined between the legs, the gaps enabling regions between the legs wherein the blanket of insulation is only partially compressed between the purlin and an underside of each thermal block. Each thermal block can include a first end, a second end, and a first leg between the first and second ends. The first end includes slots for receiving clip legs of a first roof clip. The second end includes an abutment surface and a landing surface for receiving a next thermal block in a series of thermal blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard R. McClure
  • Patent number: 8613181
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for installing a penetration in a sheathing assembly and building structures. An opening can be formed at least partially through a sheathing assembly that includes a body; a barrier layer; and an adhesive disposed between at least a portion of the body and the barrier layer. At least a portion of the barrier layer adjacent the opening can be peeled back to expose at least a portion of the body. A penetration can be disposed at least partially within the opening. The penetration can include a contact member that at least partially contacts the exposed body, the barrier layer, or both. The penetration can be secured to at least a portion of the sheathing assembly, and the peeled back portion of the barrier layer can be repositioned such that the barrier layer covers at least a portion of the contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Jay, Steven C. Easley
  • Patent number: 8597779
    Abstract: A roofing system includes a plurality of insulation boards adapted for overlying a roof deck to form a layer of insulation, and a plurality of cover boards adapted for overlying the layer of insulation. Each insulation board includes a foam material that includes polyisucyanurate, the foam material having a first density. Each cover board includes a material including polyisocyanurate, the material having a second density greater than the first. The roofing system may further include a waterproofing membrane adapted for overlying the cover boards. The insulation boards and cover boards may include facers on top or bottom surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Duane Paradis, Christopher J Griffin, Raymond C Swann, Joel Evan Hazy, Brad C Burdic
  • Patent number: 8590260
    Abstract: The system and method of securing a single ply membrane to a roof deck or structure described utilizes sections of cable or reinforced membrane material that are completely protected or surrounded by the single ply membrane. A set of perimeter cables or interior cables secure the membrane to a roof decking by stretching the cables or reinforced membrane sections until taut. The cables are secured at their endpoints and additional fasteners may be provided along their lengths. Membrane material is used to weatherproof the fastening of the cables to the roof decking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Henry Lee Hamlin, III
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130239502
    Abstract: A vapor retarder system includes a vapor retarder sheet. At least one and typically a plurality of parallel spaced-apart tie-straps are located adjacent an inner surface of the sheet, and the tie-strap extend across a width of the sheet and are connected to the sheet at multiple connection locations that are spaced from each other along a length of the tie strap. The sheet includes drape regions where the sheet is disconnected from the tie straps between successive connection locations. The tie-straps and drape regions ensure that the vapor retarder sheet is installed over roof purlins with the proper drape between the purlins to obtain the required insulation R-values. A fall-protection net or sheet can also be constructed and/or installed in the same manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: LAMTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hal J. Robbins, John A. Post
  • Patent number: 8470436
    Abstract: A roofing system includes a plurality of insulation boards adapted for overlying a roof deck to form a layer of insulation, and a plurality of cover boards adapted for overlying the layer of insulation. Each insulation board includes a polymer foam material having a first density. Each cover board includes a material including polyisocyanurate, the material having a second density greater than the first. The foam material of the insulation boards may include, for example, polystyrene, polyurethane, or a phenolic material. The insulation boards and cover boards may include facers on top or bottom surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Johns Mansville
    Inventors: Duane Paradis, Christopher J Griffin, Raymond C Swann, Joel Evan Hazy, Brad C Burdic
  • Patent number: 8426017
    Abstract: A cover board composite for overlying insulation of a roofing system includes a high-density core layer that is at least predominantly of a polymer material, a facer overlying and bonded to a bottom major surface of the core layer, and a reinforcement interposed between the facer and the bottom major surface of the core layer to coincide with a fastener pattern for securing the cover board composite to a roof deck and increase a per-fastener wind-uplift pull through rating for the cover board composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Duane Paradis, Christopher J. Griffin, Raymond C. Swann, Joel Evan Hazy, Brad C. Burdic
  • Patent number: 8387313
    Abstract: The system and method of securing a single ply membrane to a roof deck or structure described herein is of a system that utilizes sections of cable that are completely protected or surrounded by the single ply membrane. There may be a set of perimeter cables or interior cables that secure the membrane according to the needs of the building and the necessary specifications on the roof. The cables are secured at their endpoints and, possibly, additional fasteners may be provided along their lengths. Flashing of the cables provides that they be completely protected from the elements, as are most fasteners in flat or low slope roofing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Henry Lee Hamlin, III
  • Patent number: 8382412
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising providing a temporary or permanent connection of one or multiple sheets of material and providing an attachment point to hold these materials. A mating two part base and cap connected by a central tube connector that securely sandwiches sheet material between the two. The base may have additional passthrough holes for affixation to supports or ground. The connector may be threaded or frictionally attached and may optionally have thumb wings for easy turning. The connector may have one or more wings for easy manipulation. The connector may also be configured to receive various staking means including ones with eyelits or other attachment points and have pass throughs for stable engagement to other structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey Stuart Swanson
  • Publication number: 20130008113
    Abstract: A foam roofing underlayment is provided with a reinforcement membrane having an array of fastener elements for engaging fastener elements on a flexible roof membrane. The underlayment is formed by molding foam between the reinforcement membrane and a carrier membrane. The underlayment in secured to the roof using washers having fastener elements for engaging the fastener elements of the flexible roof membrane. An anti-peel flap with fastener elements is provided around the periphery of the washers. A slip sheet is used between the underlayment and the flexible roof membrane to permit accurate positioning of the flexible roof membrane prior to engagement of the fastener elements. The interstices between the fastener elements provide lateral moisture paths to vents in the flexible roof membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.
    Inventors: David P. Kraus, JR., Derrick Slowikowski, Ernesto S. Tachauer, William H. Shepard, Howard A. Kingsford, Peter C. Garrigus, Michael D. Murry
  • Publication number: 20130000237
    Abstract: A foam roofing underlayment is provided with a reinforcement membrane having an array of fastener elements for engaging fastener elements on a flexible roof membrane. The underlayment is formed by molding foam between the reinforcement membrane and a carrier membrane. The underlayment in secured to the roof using washers having fastener elements for engaging the fastener elements of the flexible roof membrane. An anti-peel flap with fastener elements is provided around the periphery of the washers. A slip sheet is used between the underlayment and the flexible roof membrane to permit accurate positioning of the flexible roof membrane prior to engagement of the fastener elements. The interstices between the fastener elements provide lateral moisture paths to vents in the flexible roof membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V.
    Inventors: David P. Kraus, JR., Derrick Slowikowski, Ernesto S. Tachauer, William H. Shepard, Howard A. Kingsford, Peter C. Garrigus, Michael D. Murry
  • Patent number: 8322113
    Abstract: Provided is a roofing system comprising a thermoplastic roofing membrane and one or more raised metal profiles attached to the thermoplastic roofing membrane. In an embodiment, provided is a method of improving a roofing system comprising a thermoplastic roofing membrane. The method comprises installing one or more thermoplastic coated raised metal profiles on the roofing system. A side of the one or more thermoplastic coated raised metal profiles comprises a thermoplastic layer. Installing the one or more thermoplastic coated raised metal profiles on the roofing system comprises welding the thermoplastic layer to the thermoplastic roofing membrane. The presently disclosed raised profiles provide not only desirable aesthetics to thermoplastic roofing systems, but can also provide structural benefits to the roofing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Hal Steven Shapiro, Brian Francis Olson, Timothy J. Olehowski, Brian Gregory Shamas
  • Patent number: 8291672
    Abstract: Anchoring systems for use in cavity wall structures having an inner wythe constructed of interengaged composite panels and a veneer outer wythe are disclosed. The wall anchor is disposed within the juncture of the interengaged composite panels and fastened to the frame. The wall anchor maintains a strong interlock with the composite panels and backup wall, maintains insulation integrity and limits thermal transfer, without obstructing the juncture of the composite panels. The anchoring system interlocks with varied veneer ties, allowing vertical and horizontal adjustment for alignment with the bed joints. The anchoring system for composite panels provides an economical, high strength, low weight, insulated backup wall construction for interengagement with a veneer outer wythe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: MiTek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr., Mark J. Klos
  • Patent number: 8287997
    Abstract: A roofing system includes a plurality of insulation boards adapted for overlying a roof deck to form a layer of insulation, and a plurality of cover boards adapted for overlying the layer of insulation. Each insulation board includes a foam material that includes polyisocyanurate or polyurethane, the foam material having a first density. Each cover board includes a material including polyisocyanurate or polyurethane, the material having a second density greater than the first. The roofing system may further include a waterproofing membrane adapted for overlying the cover boards. The insulation boards and cover boards may include facers on top or bottom surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Duane Paradis, Christopher J Griffin, Raymond C Swann, Joel Evan Hazy, Brad C Burdic
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120233949
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a secure metal roofing system are provided. The secure metal roofing system includes one or more elongate bars. The elongate bars include a number of slots spaced apart from one another in a longitudinal direction. Fasteners are disposed within the respective slots for securing the elongate bars to the roof structure. In this manner, the slots are sized and shaped to accommodate a difference in thermal expansion between the elongate bars, the fasteners, and the roof structure so as to minimize or prevent the fasteners from backing out of the roof structure due to changes in thermal and/or environmental conditions. The secure metal roofing system includes one or more roofing panels and a number of fasteners configured to secure the roofing panels to the elongate bars. Further, a moisture barrier is disposed between the roof structure and the elongate bars and roofing panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: SECURE METAL ROOFING SYSTEM, LLC
    Inventor: Roy B. Brannon
  • Patent number: 8250823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dowel having cutting devices at the lower side of the pressing plate at the circumference of said pressing plate for cutting into the insulating panel when the pressing plate is pulled into the insulating panel. The invention further relates to a method, in which a bore-hole is drilled through the insulating panel into the substructure, the dowel and the expansion element are inserted into the bore-hole, the expansion element is driven into the pressing plate and the dowel sleeve, and wherein simultaneously the pressing plate is pulled into the insulating panel under compression of the insulating panel, and the insulating panel is cut in at the circumference of the pressing plate by means of cutting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: EJOT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Tiemann, Erhard Hackler, Ulrich Knebel
  • 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: 8230656
    Abstract: A roof membrane is disclosed, for use in simulating a standing seam metal roof when applied to a roof surface and a roof system is also provided, that employs the roof membrane, disposed between longitudinal, but spaced-apart, generally parallel roof battens. Underlayments of various constructions are also provided, beneath the membrane, as an option. Caps are provided for upstanding legs of the roof battens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20120124930
    Abstract: A system and method for insulating a metal roof includes a thermal block arrangement disposed over each of a pair of purlins. A vapor-barrier sheet spans between and is secured over the opposing pair of purlins, the vapor-barrier sheet being secured underneath each thermal block arrangement. A batt insulation receiving cavity is defined by an upper surface of the vapor-barrier sheet and between opposing faces of each of the thermal block arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: BLUESCOPE BUILDINGS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Richard R. McClure
  • Patent number: 8176699
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of vertically disposed trusses having angled rafters and a joint is coupled to a ridge board. Upper TboxTrusses function as the rafters. Each upper TboxTruss has a planar plate. The planar plate has a hollow box depending downwardly there from. An interior sheet of fire resistant fabric sheet material is above the upper TboxTrusses. An exterior sheet of the fire resistant fabric sheet material is below the upper TboxTrusses. Insulation material is located between the interior and exterior sheets and bounded by adjacent hollow boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Robert J. Birchfield
  • Patent number: 8166720
    Abstract: A roofing membrane retainer is provided having a cylindrical plate. The cylindrical plate has a central aperture for receiving a fastener. The plate also includes a pair of concentric inner and outer raised reinforcing ribs and a plurality of scoop-shaped projections. The scoop-shaped projections extend downwardly from the plate in concentric inner and outer cylindrical arrays. The inner cylindrical array of projections and the outer cylindrical array of projections are radially outward of the inner rib and the outer rib, respectively. The projections each comprise a scoop with a base periphery having an open mouth edge and a remaining peripheral portion contiguous with the plate. The projections in each array are spaced equidistance about the plate. The mouth edge of adjacent projections are oriented in alternating radial inward and outward directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Talan Products
    Inventors: Peter C. Garrigus, Pat Parziale
  • Patent number: 8146324
    Abstract: A method of securing an installed metal roof deck covered with at least one layer of insulation and/or sealer. The metal roof deck is supported by a plurality of parallel metal beams. Access holes are drilled through the insulation and/or sealer at opposite ends of a beam. Self-drilling, self-tapping screws are positioned through the pilot holes and turned through the metal roof and beams. A guide is used to drill additional access holes aligned with valleys in the metal roof deck. Self-drilling, self-tapping screws are drilled through the metal roof and beams. When no access is available for visual inspection of the deck and or the beams, the same locating process is followed in a “Blindly”, or by “Feel” way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Matthew M Kelly, Peter Hambly
  • Patent number: 8105685
    Abstract: A roofing system includes a layer of insulation boards overlying a roof deck, and a layer of cover boards overlying the insulation boards. The insulation boards include a polyisocyanurate or polyurethane foam material that has a first density. The cover boards include a polyisocyanurate or polyurethane material that has a second density. The second density is greater than the first. The roofing system may also include a waterproofing membrane overlying the cover boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Duane Paradis, Christopher J. Griffin, Raymond C. Swann, Joel Evan Hazy, Brad C. Burdic
  • Publication number: 20120017529
    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: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Peter J. Shadwell, Tad A. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8051621
    Abstract: A tie system is provided for use with a wall form for a cementitious backup wall and for use with a wall tie to connect between the cementitious backup wall and a veneer. The tie system includes a backup wall connector and a form connector. The form connector is connectable to the form and secures the backup wall connector in position as the wall form is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Hatzinikolas
  • Patent number: 8024906
    Abstract: A bracket for use in retro-fitting metal clad buildings to facilitate attachment of new roof or wall panels of any desired profile, directly over existing ribbed or fluted panels of various configurations. Commonly known in the trades as a sub purlin or sub girt. Generally a one piece Z shaped metal bracket with a substantially vertical web between opposed top and bottom flanges in a parallel plane. The bottom flange and adjacent lower portion of the web contain a series of notches that allow the bracket to nest onto and over existing ribbed roof or wall panels. The top flange is automatically in position, lying flat and continuous, to receive and attach the new panels thereto. An ant-roll tab further connects the web to the existing roof panel. The solid portion of lower flange is preferred to be positioned directly above the underlying substructural support system members of the existing building to assure a structurally sound attachment of bracket to the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Roof Hugger, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale G. Nelson, Duane V. McConnohie
  • Patent number: 8015770
    Abstract: A roof membrane is disclosed, for use in simulating a standing seam metal roof when applied to a roof surface and a roof system is also provided, that employs the roof membrane, disposed between longitudinal, but spaced-apart, generally parallel roof battens. Underlayments of various constructions are also provided, beneath the membrane, as an option. Caps are provided for upstanding legs of the roof battens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 7966784
    Abstract: A masonry anchoring system for use in commercial and residential construction is described. In one aspect, the invention includes a brick tie that interfaces the masonry veneer and interlocks with an anchor plate mounted on a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: The ECI Group, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen F. Wobber
  • Patent number: 7954299
    Abstract: A method for securing a roof sheathing and shingles in a retrofitting reinforcement of an existing roof structure, the shingles being laid on the roof sheathing in a partially overlapping pattern, comprises (a) driving a plurality of fasteners down through selected shingles and the roof sheathing in a selected area of the roof structure into at least one of underlying roof frames; and (b) applying a water-resistant coating to the roof structure to seamlessly cover exposed surfaces with exposed ends and sides of all shingles in the selected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Building Performance Americas Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert E. Platts
  • Publication number: 20110072750
    Abstract: An insulation system for buildings, including fabric structures. Tensioned steel bands form a strap platform for holding insulation battings secured by stick-pins and locking washers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: William J. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7905064
    Abstract: A system for attaching an article to a roof having shingles disposed on top of a structural member includes a flashing member which is rotatably connected to a stanchion. The flashing member includes a sheet of flashing which is slid up under one or more shingles. A hole is drilled through the shingles and into the structural member. The stanchion is then bolted to the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventors: Stuart H. Wentworth, Claudia H. Wentworth
  • Publication number: 20110016811
    Abstract: A roof membrane is disclosed, for use in simulating a standing seam metal roof when applied to a roof surface and a roof system is also provided, that employs the roof membrane, disposed between longitudinal, but spaced-apart, generally parallel roof battens. Underlayments of various constructions are also provided, beneath the membrane, as an option. Caps are provided for upstanding legs of the roof battens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch
  • Patent number: 7861478
    Abstract: A roof membrane is disclosed, for use in simulating a standing seam metal roof when applied to a roof surface and a roof system is also provided, that employs the roof membrane, disposed between longitudinal, but spaced-apart, generally parallel roof battens. Underlayments of various constructions are also provided, beneath the membrane, as an option. Caps are provided for upstanding legs of the roof battens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Stephen A. Koch