Attached Filament Or Mesh Patents (Class 52/454)
  • Patent number: 10202760
    Abstract: A self-aligning, double wire corner bead for fireproofing structural steel along a plurality of surfaces, the corner bead having a single strip of welded wire fabric cut to a predetermined width for the fireproofing thickness and bent along a plurality of longitudinally extending lines, to provide a profile having a plurality of dihedral angles is disclosed. A nose is installed along two edges. A method of finishing the corners for fireproofing of structural steel member using an improved corner bead includes the step of attaching the corner bead through a lath to the structural steel member utilizing fasteners. The mesh of the corner bead provides a dam to form a roughened surface on the first application of fireproofing material until it hardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Glen Miller
  • Patent number: 9027303
    Abstract: An aqueous gypsum plaster-cement composition comprises a hydraulic binder consisting of calcined gypsum and hydraulic cement in a weight ratio of from about 4:1 to about 2:1, an aggregate which comprises sand, a foam, a perlite, rice hulls or a mixture thereof, a superplasticizer comprising an air entraining agent, a retarder, and water in an amount of from about 0.4 to about 0.75 parts by weight per part of binder, with the proviso that the gypsum plaster-cement composition contains essentially neither a pozzolana nor lime. The use thereof, a method of constructing buildings using this composition and the buildings obtainable in this way are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Crupe International (IP) GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Lichtinger, Bernd Bruno Winfried Eck
  • Patent number: 8984840
    Abstract: A method and system for covering industrial wood plank or wood block floors that can be installed quickly without creating a hazardous environment or hazardous wastes and without the necessity of removing installed equipment. Sand is swept over the wood to fill voids and cracks. Next metal lath is stapled to the wood. A first layer of epoxy is poured onto the metal lath. After this is cured, a second coat of finish epoxy can be installed on the first epoxy layer. When this dries, the job is done and operations can be restarted, or an optional topcoat can be applied. The epoxy material used can be self-leveling for ease of application and the final floor is approximately level. The finished floor is flexible to not crack under heavy loads and to absorb shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Floor & Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Walter Smith
  • Patent number: 8846153
    Abstract: Methods of making a reinforcement mesh, and an architectural molding reinforced by the mesh. The mesh is adhered by an adhesive to the architectural molding. In the mesh, weft yarns bend relative to warp yarns to conform to and against a curved profile of the architectural molding, and the warp yarns are unbent and adhered against the molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain ADFORS Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Newton
  • Patent number: 8828894
    Abstract: A reinforcement mesh, an architectural moulding reinforced by the mesh, and methods of making the architectural moulding and the mesh. The mesh is adhered by an adhesive to the architectural moulding. In the mesh, weft yarns bend relative to warp yarns to conform to and against a curved profile of the architectural moulding, and the warp yarns are unbent and adhered against the moulding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain ADFORS Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Newton
  • Publication number: 20140245684
    Abstract: A method for applying plaster to an external wall (1), wherein a plaster carrier in the form of plates (2) is attached to a lathwork or corresponding spacer elements (8, 14) on the external side of the wall (1), whereupon the plaster is applied in a substantially continuous surface extending over joints (9, 13) between the plates (2). For the plaster carrier, a composite plate (2) is used comprising a central supporting layer (4) of insulating material and an inner and outer reinforced, fire retardant plaster layer (5, 6) on either side of the supporting layer (4). The plaster carrier plates (2) are attached to the wall (1) by means of fastening devices (10) which are inserted through the plaster carrier plates (2) from the outside, a reinforcement (11) is placed over the joints (9, 13) between the plaster carrier plates (2) and at least some of the fastening devices (10), and a finishing plaster layer is applied to said reinforcement (11) and the outer plaster layer (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SELVAAG GRUPPEN AS
    Inventor: Ola Øystein Thorsnes
  • Patent number: 8695299
    Abstract: A building panel structure is disclosed, in which building panels are used to form a structure. The building panel includes a core and a coating covering a portion of the core. In some embodiments the core consists of a frame and one or more than one insulating structural block. The insulating structural blocks can be encapsulated polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks. In some embodiments the coating includes an inner scratch layer and an outer main brown layer. The inner scratch layer can be formed of at least two layers and a fiberglass mesh. The outer main brown layer can include a fiberglass mesh embedded into the outer main brown layer. A coating/frame coupler is disclosed which securely couples the coating to the frame so that the building panel remains strong and stable even if the EPS foam blocks are melted or damaged in extreme conditions such as a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Propst Family Limited Partnership
    Inventor: John Eugene Propst
  • Patent number: 8615950
    Abstract: Various corner element embodiments, 100, 700 may comprise various concentric circle attributes useful in stopping or reducing cracks in stucco and related building materials. The corner element embodiments may be secured at widow and door corner areas and then integrated with traditional stucco applications. The concentric circle attributes and other corner element attributes dissipate stucco movement to reduce stucco heave and cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Harold Furtado Gomes
  • Publication number: 20130326985
    Abstract: An aqueous gypsum plaster-cement composition comprises a hydraulic binder consisting of calcined gypsum and hydraulic cement in a weight ratio of from about 4:1 to about 2:1, an aggregate which comprises sand, a foam, a perlite, rice hulls or a mixture thereof, a superplasticizer comprising an air entraining agent, a retarder, and water in an amount of from about 0.4 to about 0.75 parts by weight per part of binder, with the proviso that the gypsum plaster-cement composition contains essentially neither a pozzolana nor lime. The use thereof, a method of constructing buildings using this composition and the buildings obtainable in this way are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: CRUPE INTERNATIONAL (IP) GMBH
    Inventors: Hubert Lichtinger, Bernd Bruno Winfried Eck
  • Patent number: 8397457
    Abstract: In a method for connecting a reinforcement or facing of hydraulic-setting material of cement mortar mixture or concrete mixture on a structural component, a multi-layer reinforcement mat is attached to a structural component. A smoothing cement of hydraulic-setting material is filled into outer fabric layers of the reinforcement mat. The smoothing cement is allowed to set to form a substitute formwork. Into the space between the substitute formwork and the structural component a flowable cement mortar mixture or concrete mixture is filled in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Stephan Hauser
  • Publication number: 20130042557
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant lath is provided for use in exterior finishing systems, such as stucco systems and exterior insulation and finish systems (“EIFS”). The lath includes in a first embodiment an open, woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing non-metallic fibers, such as glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated, resulting in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making an exterior finish system and building wall including an exterior finish system using such a lath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: William F. EGAN, Mark J. NEWTON, Mark W. TUCKER
  • Patent number: 8327602
    Abstract: A method and system for covering industrial wood plank or wood block floors that can be installed quickly without creating a hazardous environment or hazardous wastes and without the necessity of removing installed equipment. Sand is swept over the wood to fill voids and cracks. Next metal lath is stapled to the wood. A first layer of epoxy is poured onto the metal lath. After this is dry, a second coat of finish epoxy, possibly colored as desired, can be installed on the first epoxy layer. When this dries, the job is done and operations can be restarted. The epoxy material used can be self-leveling for ease of application and the final floor is approximately level. In a particular embodiment, a layer of plastic can be placed over the floor before the lath is installed, and in another embodiment, the second layer of epoxy can be omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Floor & Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Walter Smith
  • Publication number: 20120247047
    Abstract: A welded wire mesh for use in securing stucco, plaster or other exterior finishing material to a building wall or other structure wherein the mesh comprises a matrix of longitudinally and transversely extending wires. The wires define intersections where the transversely extending wires are welded to the transversely extending wires and a plurality of deformations are formed in at least a portion of the wires between the intersections. The deformations cooperate with the stucco, plaster or other exterior finishing material to define a mechanical locking keys therebetween. The mesh can be disposed adjacent a flexible backing for providing a water vapor barrier, fire retardant or other desired property to the lath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Tree Island Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen F. Ogden
  • Patent number: 8245472
    Abstract: A building façade system adapted to be installed onto an exposed surface of a building and provide a substrate for installation of façade elements (e.g., stone, stucco and the like). The system preferably provides a corrosion-resistant structure adapted to withstand extended environmental exposure. In general, the system includes a highly porous three dimensional matrix filamentous polymeric mat and a fiberglass mesh layer associated therewith. Collectively, the polymeric mat and fiberglass mesh layer are adapted to be installed onto an exposed building wall and provide a substrate onto which desired façade elements may be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Keene Building Products Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James Keene
  • Patent number: 8028484
    Abstract: A building material anchor including a resilient pad. A resilient, openwork tube is affixed to the top of the pad. An adhesive layer coats the bottom of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Mark E. Jessen
  • Patent number: 7971403
    Abstract: Plate-shaped cover material comprising an elastomeric layer and a plastically deformable metal mesh or metal plate, the elastomeric layer consisting of a glue or joint sealant cured to an elastomer and having strong adhesion to the metal mesh or the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Poul-Ernst Meier
  • Publication number: 20110036035
    Abstract: An exterior building cladding system and methods of applying the building cladding system are described. The system is a weather resistive barrier and decorative system that is particularly effective as a covering system for buildings having an exterior wood substrate. The system includes a flexible waterproof base layer of acrylic and rubber that is adhered directly to a wood substrate, a mesh embedded in the flexible waterproof base layer and an acrylic stucco outer layer adhering directly to the flexible waterproof base layer. The system eliminates the need for building wrap while providing a moisture resistant and vapour permeable layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: CANO COATINGS INC.
    Inventors: Richard DETTBARN, Joseph GARRIDO
  • Patent number: 7887896
    Abstract: A fillet is disclosed for enhancing the appearance of a frame or mat and comprises a flexible material, an elastomeric cord and an adhesive securing the fabric to the cord. The flexible material may have one or more flairs which may have a tape adhesive which adheres the flairs to the frame, the matt, or parts of both of the frame and the mat. The fillet is flexible and may be bent to various geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Bonnie Palizzi
  • Patent number: 7882660
    Abstract: A knockdown structure and assembly method are provided so as to prevent cracking of the sealant, reinforce the junction between sections, and improve the livability of the structure. A structure's body is assembled by using a mortar-powder mixed adhesive to join together a plurality of sections that are made of foam polystyrene and that constitute the parts of a structure having a predetermined shape. The adhesive is applied to cover at least the places where the sections are joined together with a woven inorganic-fiber mesh sheet. A sealant is applied, made by dispersing inorganic fiber and mortar powder in a plastic-type paint, onto the exterior and interior faces of the structure in a predetermined thickness. Onto the sealant of the exterior of the structure is applied, on the exterior of the structure, a paint that is water repellant and can screen out ultraviolet light, and applying, over the sealant of the interior of the structure, a clayey paint made of natural substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Yugenkaisha Japan Tsusyo
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 7882666
    Abstract: A prefabricated building component, e.g. for incorporation in a wall, a floor, a roof or another building component, comprises a frame formed by lengths of lumber with heat insulating foam material provided in spaces between the lumber so as to form a heating insulating barrier. To reinforce the frame against racking forces, a reinforcement sheet of fiber reinforced composite material is provided on the barrier and the lumber at least one side of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Meho Karalic
  • Patent number: 7784236
    Abstract: A multi-layer covering includes a flexible fabric layer. The fabric layer may be a fluffy blanket or a mesh. The multi-layer covering further includes a metallic reflective foil (or paper) support layer, and a layer of adhesive protected by a peel-off backing layer for ease of applying the covering to a surface. When covering a wall, the covering is stuck to the wall and one or more protective coatings of paint render such as acrylic are applied to the blanket with a brush or roller or spray. The blanket provides an even surface when coated with render paint and avoids the need for extensive preparation of the wall. The covering may also be applied to floors, ceilings and roofs and covered with differing coatings, including acrylic render, plaster, paint, glue, and other surface treatments. The covering may be used to cover cracks and undulations in buildings and other structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Owen Derek Barr
  • Patent number: 7712265
    Abstract: A special high durability, building device and process to construct same. This device is essentially comprised of a base or chassis, an expanded polystyrene foam, structural members (of various materials and shapes) inside the foam and a cementitious material sprayed on the exterior of the foam. The configuration is such that the walls, floor, and roof are rigidly attached to each other yet maintain good flexural strength to resist wind loads and temperature changes. The system is anticipated for mobile and manufactured homes as well as other residential and commercial use. The construction of buildings has the cementitious coating to most surfaces and the structure uses minimal or no non-durable materials such as wood, nails, and screws. This provides resistance to surface damage to walls, rot, and decay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas Overmyer, Jr., Russell Matthew Wilber
  • Patent number: 7637064
    Abstract: A building material anchor including a resilient pad. A resilient, openwork tube is affixed to the top of the pad. An adhesive layer coats the bottom of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventor: Mark E. Jessen
  • Publication number: 20090308012
    Abstract: Disclosed therein is a mud-plastered house, which is built by performing the steps of: mounting connectors doubly inside and outside pillars for connecting the pillars forming a framework of the house so as to form a wall body; and filling spaces formed between the connectors with clay filler, thereby providing solidity. The mud-plastered house has the wall body formed by performing the steps of: mounting connectors doubly centering pillars forming a basic frame of the house; filling spaces formed between the connectors with clay filler consisting of clay and sawdust; coating a clay composition on the surface of the connectors; covering a net type mesh on the clay composition; and coating clay paint on the mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Yong Do Song
  • Publication number: 20090277100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a construction element (1) for use in interior decoration of a building construction (5), comprising a body (2) having a functional, non planar shape by which the construction element is adapted for fulfilling an additional function with respect to wall plastering (6) and which is provided to remain uncovered by wall plastering. The construction element (1) comprises joining elements (4) at one or more peripheral edges (3) of the body (2), adapted for being covered with wall plastering (6) which is applied around the peripheral edges (3) for covering part of the building construction (5). The body (2) and the joining elements (4) are constructed in a reinforced wall plastering material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Under-Cover
    Inventors: Alex Rottiers, Tom Weyers, Stephan Mees
  • Publication number: 20090229207
    Abstract: A structural panel and method of making the same are disclosed wherein the structural panel has at least one frame member with receptor pockets extending therein. Ribs protruding from a lath are resiliently engaged within the receptor pockets thereby securing the lath against the frame member. A structural coating is secured to the lath thereby providing a labor-efficient, low-cost structural panel available for use for a number of different construction projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Donald A. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20090158683
    Abstract: A multiple sheet building wrap for wrapping the structural components of a building in order to protect the underlying structural components and optional building sheathing from moisture is provided. The building wrap is particularly useful under facades such as wet applied stucco or engineered stone, demonstrating good drainage of liquid water and moisture vapor permeability. The building wrap is a composite of a water resistive barrier, a three-dimensional mesh layer and a porous intervening layer which acts to filter the stucco as it is applied. An exterior wall construction incorporating such building wrap is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Theresa Ann Weston, Barbara Klimowicz O'Rourke, Mieczyslaw (Michel) Stachnik, Warren Francis Knoff, Wazir Nobbee, Kimdolyn Boone
  • Publication number: 20090056256
    Abstract: The invention includes a structural panel having a panel core. A truss with a plurality of rebar receiving bends that project beyond a surface of the panel core and a mesh proximate a surface of the panel core can be provided. Rebar can be received within the rebar receiving bends. A mesh can be provided proximate to the panel core, with a portion of the mesh extending beyond a surface of the panel core. The panel core can define a structural member receiving channel, and a structural member can be received with the structural member receiving channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: VOLCANWALL PANEL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Barry L. Blomquist, JR.
  • Patent number: 7413999
    Abstract: A corner fitting and a method of forming a corner fitting including steps of providing a flat woven fabric including a first woven portion having first and second direction woven fibers, a second woven portion adjacent the first woven portion having first direction fibers and sacrificial second direction fibers and a third semi-woven portion having first direction fibers selectively engaged by the sacrificial second direction yarns. The method further comprising steps of folding the flat woven fabric in at least one direction, and removing the sacrificial second direction fibers, wherein during removal, the sacrificial second direction fibers are replaced in the second woven portion by the first direction fibers of the third semi-woven portion and form a corner fitting having continuous fibers connecting all sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 7278244
    Abstract: A concrete stud wall system includes elongated mounting strips having mounting brackets that are pressure inserted through longitudinally spaced slots in the outer flanges of the studs and tracks for attaching a reinforcing mesh and encapsulated by a poured concrete panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Edward Rubio
  • Patent number: 7067588
    Abstract: Building element having two parallel welded wire grid mats (1, 2), of straight web wires (7) which hold the wire grid mats at a predetermined distance apart and are joined at each end to the two wire grid mats. An insulating body (8) is arranged between the wire grid mats, through which the web wires pass. At least one of the wire grid mats is in the form of a grid reinforcement mat which possesses a minimum strength of the weld nodes which complies with the static requirements applicable to the building element, corresponding mechanical strength of the grid mat wires (3, 4) and also corresponding diameters and mutual spacings of the grid mat wires. The web wires are arranged in predetermined directions relative to the wire grid mats, and the insulating body is held at a predetermined distance from each of the wire grid mats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: EVG Entwicklungs- u. Verwertungs-Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Ritter, Gerhard Ritter
  • Patent number: 6973864
    Abstract: A protective structure for protecting buildings, bridges, roads and other areas from explosive devices such as car bombs and the like comprises: (a) a mesh structure having an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the inner surface defines an annular space; (b) a concrete fill material which resides within the annular space of the mesh structure and within the mesh structure; (c) at least one reinforcement member which resides within the concrete fill material; and (d) a concrete face material which resides upon the outer surface of the mesh structure. The mesh structure may be made up of, for example, steel wire. A protective system for protecting buildings, bridges, roads and other areas from explosive devices such as car bombs and the like comprises a plurality of the above described protective structures and a plurality of support members, wherein the support members provide interlocking engagement of the protective structures to the support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    Inventor: Jameel Ahmad
  • Patent number: 6952904
    Abstract: A wall mounting system includes an interlocking mesh backing element mounting to a substrate, such as foam insulation. The backing element has pointed corner portions that are pushed into the substrate and retain the backing element. A wall covering layer such as drywall overlays the substrate and the mesh backing element. A fixture having has bolts, screws or other attachment members extending through the wall covering layer and the mesh backing element. The system has several backing element styles, including planar elements, inner right angle elements and outer right angle elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Reechcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane L. Nickel
  • Patent number: 6918222
    Abstract: A novel fastener for holding and spacing an object at a predetermined distance from a substrate comprises a bridge portion, a first prong extending in a driving direction from the bridge portion, and a second prong spaced from the first prong and extending generally parallel to the first prong in the driving direction from the bridge portion, wherein the second prong is substantially shorter than the first prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Geronimo E. Lat, Joseph Righter, Jr., Francis D. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 6833188
    Abstract: A lightweight cementitious composite material includes expanded synthetic polymer particulate having a particle size of between 0.0625 and 0.5 inches. A dispersant coating on said particulate suppresses electrostatic attraction between particulate particles. A matrix surrounds the particulate and is present from 0.25 to 1 pound per gallon of dispersant coated particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Inventor: Blaine K. Semmens
  • Publication number: 20040231264
    Abstract: The usefulness of this invention is based on the building roof construction options it gives:
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Earl Raymond Littleton
  • Patent number: 6807786
    Abstract: An exterior wall restoration system is applied to an existing exterior wall construction in various layers. The wall restoration system can be utilized to cover damaged or defective wall systems without having to remove a substantial portion of the existing wall system. The wall restoration system includes a water resistant membrane layer, a reinforced cementatious base coat layer, a finish coat layer, a sealant layer, and a final coat layer—these layers are applied over the existing wall system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Stucco Restoration Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Dick Peck
  • Patent number: 6806212
    Abstract: Composite coating (10) improves the resistance to blast or seismic forces of a structure (100), such as wall (101). Coating (10) includes a first layer (20) of elastomeric polyurethane in contact with and adhering to wall (101), a second layer (30) of elastomeric polyurethane in contact with and adhering to first layer (20), and a layer of textile (40) embedded between first layer (20) and second layer (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Fyfe Co., LLC
    Inventor: Edward R. Fyfe
  • Patent number: 6718712
    Abstract: Structural panels are provided which utilize commercially available components and a cost effective method of fabrication. The structural panels include commercially available trusses, fillers positioned between and aligned with the trusses and sandwiched to form a solid panel core, and commercially available wire mesh substantially covering opposing side surfaces of the panel core and attached to the trusses with wire to hold the panel core together. The trusses include generally parallel rods and wire bent around the rods in a zigzag configuration. The fillers may include a foamed filler such as solid foamed plastic or solid foamed glass. Alternatively, the filler may include a stabilized organic material. A commercially available lathing member may also be imbedded into the structural panel. The structural panels are fabricated by aligning the fillers and trusses in an alternating sequence. The alternating masonry reinforcement trusses and fillers are then pressed to form a panel core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Mark David Heath
  • Patent number: 6705055
    Abstract: Building element having two parallel welded wire grid mats (1, 2), of straight web wires (7) which hold the wire grid mats at a predetermined distance apart and are joined at each end to the two wire grid mats. An insulating body (8) is arranged between the wire grid mats, through which the web wires pass. At least one of the wire grid mats is in the form of a grid reinforcement mat which possesses a minimum strength of the weld nodes which complies with the static requirements applicable to the building element, corresponding mechanical strength of the grid mat wires (3, 4) and also corresponding diameters and mutual spacings of the grid mat wires. The web wires are arranged in predetermined directions relative to the wire grid mats, and the insulating body is held at a predetermined distance from each of the wire grid mats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: EVG Entwicklungs-U. Verwertungs-Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Klaus Ritter, Gerhard Ritter
  • Publication number: 20040035072
    Abstract: A building panel has a reinforcing mesh embedded in a concrete slab formed by pressing. The reinforcing mesh is formed of wire rods each of which has at least one flat face. The rods are welded together with the flat faces of the rods abutting one another so that contact between the wire rods occurs over an area. Wire mesh of this kind has considerably enhanced weld shear strength. The panels are formed by pressing so that the concrete mix becomes dense and generally homogeneous. The high structural strength of such panels makes them ideal for use in constructing block and beam foundations and for use in walls, ceilings and flooring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Barrie Kemp
  • Patent number: 6668501
    Abstract: A shear wall system comprises stucco fasteners consisting of an elongated first portion that is driven into a wood frame wall, and an elongated second portion that is completely embedded in a stucco wall panel. In one embodiment, the fasteners consist of an assembly having a first element that is driven into the wood frame wall, and a second annular element receiving a portion of the first element and that is embedded rigidly into the cement stucco wall. Ductile movement of the fastener components with respect to wood frame wall and the stucco wall provides energy dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Sacks Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Perry Adebar, Harold R. Davis, William Spilchen, Abraham Sacks
  • Patent number: 6591566
    Abstract: A prefabricated relief form member for use as an architectural feature on a structure formed alternatively by use of welded wire mesh, double wire welded wire mesh, corner beads fixed together, or woven wire mesh and optionally using corner beads at the corners of the top and sides, and having backing paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel W. Rodlin
  • Patent number: 6581349
    Abstract: A method and article of manufacture for building waterproof concrete structures. An integral casing comprised of a rigid plastic shell with an armature attached to its face is covered with concrete. The shell is formed either in the shape of a desired structure or in a generic shape to be used to splice together a larger custom structural shape in a mosaic fashion. The shell acts both as a form to support the wet poured concrete and becomes an integral part of the finished structure to provide waterproofing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Bruce L. Riley
  • Patent number: 6526714
    Abstract: A building panel constructed of a gypsum-cement-catalyst formulation molded in layers and including a rigid stud framework. The layers include surface layers, a fire resistant layer and an insulating layer, as well as reinforcement and building paper. A modified panel is molded in layers with structural strength provided by a grid providing spaced apart wire panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Earth Products Limited
    Inventors: Patricia Billings, Susan Michalski
  • Patent number: 6519904
    Abstract: A vertical reinforced concrete wall for a concrete building including a plurality of insulating panel units horizontally spaced from each other each formed of a polystyrene foam material having a rectangular shape. A pair of channel-shaped vertical side members having side flanges and inturned lips on the side flanges are fitted over the side edges of the insulating panel on site with the lips biting into the insulation panel to secure the side members thereon. The plurality of spaced insulating panel units are mounted between a pair of opposed upper and lower channel-shaped track members which extend horizontally to define the upper and lower ends of the vertical wall. The units are spaced from each other a predetermined distance, such as eight (8) inches, to form space for a vertical concrete column between adjacent insulating panel units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventor: Charles N. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20030029121
    Abstract: A wall mounting system includes an interlocking mesh backing element mounting to a substrate, such as foam insulation. The backing element has pointed corner portions that are pushed into the substrate and retain the backing element. A wall covering layer such as drywall overlays the substrate and the mesh backing element. A fixture having has bolts, screws or other attachment members extending through the wall covering layer and the mesh backing element. The system has several backing element styles, including planar elements, inner right angle elements and outer right angle elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Shane L. Nickel
  • Publication number: 20020157336
    Abstract: A fortified adobe-type construction composition includes soil, from about 12 to about 14 parts; water, from about 3 to about 4 parts; flyash, from about 2 to about 4 parts; and cement, from about 1 to about 2 parts. A wall structure includes a frame structure having spaced-apart frame elements and a support structure affixed thereto to form an interior space. A core material resides within the space, and the overlay composition is applied to an exterior surface. A method of constructing a building element includes the steps of erecting a frame structure comprising spaced-apart frame elements and affixing a support structure to the elements to form an interior space. A core material is inserted into the support structure interior space, and the overlay composition is applied to an exterior surface of the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas Worrell, John W. Szerdi
  • Patent number: 6367216
    Abstract: A fastener clip for use in constructing a security wall system, and a security wall system so constructed are disclosed. The fastener clip has an elongate smooth surfaced planar body, a counter-sunk fastener recess formed s centrally within the body, a fastener opening defined within the recess and extending therethrough, and at least two spaced prongs formed as a part of the body which extend away from the body in a common direction. The fastener recess is sized and shaped to fit within an opening of a rigid mesh wall panel placed in registry with at least one structural frame member of a building. A threaded fastener is passed through the fastener opening and driven into the frame member to seat a bottom portion of the recess and a driving head of the fastener against the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Alabama Metal Industries
    Inventor: Gary J. Maylon
  • Patent number: 6363679
    Abstract: Fastening devices of this invention comprise a screw and a spacer element. The spacer element can be cylindrical in shape and includes a central opening extending between opposite axial surfaces. One or more grooves are disposed within and extend diametrically along at least one axial spacer surface. The groove is adapted to accommodate a wire section of a wire lath. The screw includes a head at one axial end positioned adjacent the spacer groove, and a tip at an opposite axial end for penetrating and engaging a surface of an adjacent structure. The head includes an enlarged diameter section that extends radially outwardly therefrom a sufficient distance to cover at least a portion of the groove when the mounting means is disposed within the central opening. The fastening device is used to attach a wire lath to another surface by placing a wire section of the wire lath within the spacer groove, and driving the mounting means into the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Flannery, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Rutherford