Distinct Means Separate From Module Patents (Class 52/441)
  • Patent number: 7100344
    Abstract: The shuttering element or similar, with a panel-shaped carrier (2; 7), according to the invention is characterized in that the carrier (2; 7) is covered at least on one side with a film (3; 6), which is attached to the carrier (2; 7) in a replaceable manner by means of an adhesive (4; 10) capable of being deactivated under the influence of heat. The panel-shaped carrier, especially for use in a shuttering element with a core (7) made from synthetic material, wherein, a reinforcing layer (8) with fibers is provided at one or both sides of the core, is characterized in that the fibers consist entirely or predominantly of fiber threads, which extend over the entire length of the carrier. The process for manufacturing and repair of shuttering elements or similar is characterized in that the film facing (3; 6; 22) which forms the surface is applied to the carrier (2; 7; 11; 211) under the influence of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hunneback GmbH
    Inventor: Jurgen Schlenker
  • Patent number: 6792729
    Abstract: Improvements in a stackable construction panel system are disclosed. The system includes stackable wall forms for receiving a flowable material, each form having a pair of foam panels tied together in a spaced and parallel relationship by connectors. In a first improvement, the connectors have head pieces with transversal terminal surfaces facilitating the stacking and handling of the wall forms on construction sites. In a second improvement, an end panel assembly is provided for mounting an end panel used as a wall stud for the construction of a window or door frame. The end panel assembly has first and second engaging members, each removably engageable with side end portions of the pair of foam panels. The end panel itself is mountable therebetween. In accordance with a third improvement, a corner connector is provided for reinforcing corner wall forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Polyform A.G.P. Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis BĂ©liveau
  • Publication number: 20010023559
    Abstract: This invention aims to provide a novel process for making brick-faced block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Applicant: Toyo Exterior Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ozawa, Koji Kitahara
  • Patent number: 6202376
    Abstract: A sandwich structure has a core which comprises an array of core units (3) that are arranged in a staggered pattern between the walls (1,2) of the structure such that in a first direction (II—II) adjacent core units (3) are substantially aligned whereas in another direction (III—III) at least some adjacent core units (3) partly face each other and the core units (3) are arranged in said first direction (II—II) at generally larger mutual spacings (7) than in said second direction (III—III). The thus formed core is drapeable yet structural, so that it can conform to curved structures and the staggered mutual spacings (7) form no through-gaps in the core webs so that the risk of crack formation in the walls (1,2) and between walls and core is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Shell Research Limited
    Inventor: Jeremy Lehardy Guiton
  • Patent number: 5992102
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a structure unit comprising a lightweight cellular resign block and plural bricks laid thereon. A cellular resign block 1 is integrally molded from suitable foamable resign so as to include vertical grooves 3 at the transversely opposite extremities, a vertical bar passage 5 at the transversely middle, and mortar wells 8 extending on the upper end of the block 1. Brick 20 is adhesively laid on surface of the block 1 using elastic mortar to form a structure unit A. Vertical reinforcing bars are inserted into vertical grooves 3 as well as into the middle vertical bar passage 5 and then mortal is poured into the mortar wells 8 to carry out work of masonry. For the blocks in every other stage, portions of vertical partitions 4 extending above the mortar wells 8 are broken away to form horizontal bar supports. Thus, a desired exterior structure such as wall, gatepost or the like in the same manner as with concrete blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Toyo Exterior Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetuya Ozawa
  • Patent number: 5617686
    Abstract: A insulating foamed polymer wall panel comprising a sheet of foamed polymer having sizable dimensions to form a substantial part of a wall when assembled. Adjacent wall panels are coupled using splines which, together with the side edges of the panels, form the sidewalls of a cement channel between the panels. The panel has connecting slots for receiving the splines and a plurality of edges, each top and side edge having a longitudinally extending groove to accommodate the fill of cement therein. The grooves provide tongue-and-groove connections between the cement post and adjacent wall panels once the cement has set, thus locking the latter into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Inventor: Daniel P. Gallagher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5145288
    Abstract: The invention provides a simple, economical and effective means of constructing a retaining wall from conventional concrete building blocks. A sheet member is provided, having protrusions which locate in the hollow core portions of the blocks to couple the blocks together. Where a tie-back is desired, the sheet member has an anchoring portion which extends back into the backfill to anchor the wall thereto. In one embodiment, the sheet member is plastic or other non-corrosive substance, with a matrix of dome-like protrusions. In another embodiment, the sheet member can be of a mesh-like construction. In another embodiment, the anchoring portion can be corrugated, with the corrugations running parallel to the wall. In another embodiment, the sheet member can be a sheet of stainless or galvanized steel or the like, or other suitable material, with tab portions stamped therefrom to form the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Inventor: D. Thomas Borcherdt
  • Patent number: 4742660
    Abstract: A highly sound insulating clay tile for the construction of floors has an outer substantially parallelepiped shape with symmetrical, laterally projecting portions for the support of each tile by reinforced concrete floor beams. Each tile comprises a peripheral wall having a substantially uniform thickness. Extending from this peripheral wall toward the inside of the tile are a plurality of very short vertical and horizontal partitions. The plurality of horizontal and vertical partitions are combined with other horizontal and obliquely inclined partitions for defining two main longitudinal cavities having a polygonal or circular cross section. The main cavities are symmetrically positioned with respect to a vertical center plane, and the cross-sectional area of the main cavities comprises a major portion of the cross-sectional area of each tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Inventor: Giuseppe Vadala'
  • Patent number: 4674242
    Abstract: A special stud which permits drywall installation on walls and ceiling surfaces independent of the structural qualities of the synthetic plastic material used in building panels. A stud member is positioned between adjacent building panel members which are preformed to form conduits in both the wall and ceiling members. Male attaching members such as lag screws or nails are partially inserted into the stud members so that their heads remain in the conduits to permit fastening thereto of column or roof beam structural steel members as well as rebar members. Furring strip members may be attached to the inside of the studs so that drywall members may be attached to the furring strip members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: High Tech Homes, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Oboler, John M. Schram
  • Patent number: 4663901
    Abstract: A glass holder provided with a pair of opposed side walls and a bottom which define an open-ended slot for receiving an end of a glass pane. The opposed side walls include a piston in engagement with an anti-flow member inserted into the slot so as to function as a dam for closing at least one end of the lost, and the bottom has a hole having a volume enough to receive the anti-flow member. When the holder is mounted on the glass pane, the anti-flow member is attached within the slot whereby an unhardened fluid adhesive filled within the slot is retained within the slot by the anti-flow member to prevent useless protuberences resulting from the outflow adhesive from being formed. As the glass pane is inserted into the slot, the anti-flow member is escaped into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Hori Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Ichinohe
  • Patent number: 4038798
    Abstract: A lightweight, thermally insulated block form for reinforced concrete construction, having voids extending between the top and bottom for the reception of concrete, is formed with a sheath of a non-combustible porous material, and a core of foamed plastic. The concrete receiving voids in the core are lined with circular cardboard tubes. In the finished construction the organically based plastic foam is enclosed in the inorganic non-combustible sheath and the surface of the sheath is sufficiently non-resilient so that when properly coated to seal and protect the surface it may act as a finished building surface. The cardboard tubes contain the concrete slurry so as to isolate the low tensile strength, low modulus of elasticity block against forces which might crack or distort the block.The block is formed by joining four rectangular slabs of the sheath material at their ends to form an open-ended rectangular tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: U-Forms International, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin H. Sachs