Bridger Strip And Coextensive Elongated Member At Juncture Patents (Class 52/461)
  • Patent number: 11697121
    Abstract: A wear liner retention device wear liner retention device comprises a shank structure, a nut structure, and an additional nut structure. The shank structure comprises a threaded region, an additional threaded, and an unthreaded region intervening between the threaded region and the additional threaded region. The nut structure is configured to threadably couple to the threaded region of the shank structure. The additional nut structure is configured to threadably couple to the additional threaded region of the shank structure. Related assemblies and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel J. Steed, Shiloh D. Poulsen, Jeremy Fairbourne
  • Patent number: 11603705
    Abstract: A screen enclosure frame can include a post rail having a post rail body with front, rear, right, and left sides defining a post rail cavity, a first flange extending from and perpendicularly to the right side and having a first spline groove, a second flange extending from and perpendicularly to the left side and having a second spline groove. Optionally, a frame can further include a rear bracket for securing the post rail to a floor, and optionally, can further include at least one side bracket for further securing the post rail to a floor. Also optionally, a frame can further include a track rail having a track rail body with proximate, distal, and upper sides, an upper flange extending perpendicularly from the upper side and having an upper spline groove, and a lower flange extending perpendicularly from the upper side. The upper and lower flanges can be coplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: James Blanford Taylor, III
  • Patent number: 11594999
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to a solar roof forming element for forming a solar roof of a building, comprising an extruded, elongate polymer roof plate, element coupling means, at least one solar panel covering the roof plate, panel coupling means for coupling the solar panel to the roof plate, comprising a first coupling part at a first side of the roof plate and a second coupling part at a first side of the solar panel, said coupling parts configured such that they mutually couple as a result of a movement of the solar panel relative to the roof plate, wherein in a coupled state a movement of the solar panel away from the roof plate in a direction perpendicular to the roof plate is blocked. The present teachings further relate to a combination of such solar roof forming elements, to a building, and to a method of forming a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Roland Van Giesen, Henrica Norberta Alberta Maria Steenbakkers-Menting, Roeland Leonardus Hubertus Maria Verlaek, Petya Dochkova Yaneva, Robert Walter Venderbosch
  • Patent number: 11492798
    Abstract: An underlayment that meets underlayment requirements and provides thermal insulation is disclosed. The underlayment includes a core material and an upper emittance layer having an exterior surface. An upper reinforcement layer is positioned between the upper emittance layer and the core material. A first encapsulation layer is positioned between the upper emittance layer and the upper reinforcement layer. A second encapsulation layer is positioned between the upper reinforcement layer and the core material. The underlayment includes a lower emittance layer having an exterior surface. A lower reinforcement layer is positioned between the lower emittance layer and the core material. A third encapsulation layer is positioned between the lower emittance layer and the lower reinforcement layer. A fourth encapsulation layer is positioned between the lower reinforcement layer and the core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Cory L. Groft, Thomas W. Dauber, Thomas E. Wright
  • Patent number: 11459745
    Abstract: The present invention is a polymer/metallic composite structural connector for use in the construction of framed buildings. The connector includes a metal layer and a polymer layer. While the metal layer provides the conventional connection and structural strength, the polymer layer prevents driven anchors from impacting the metal and damaging either the connector or the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Shane Fry
  • Patent number: 11358656
    Abstract: A cargo trailer wall structure of panels includes adjacent outer sheets, posts spaced along one side of the outer sheets and fasteners therebetween. The posts are formed into central webs and attachment ribs to either side of the central webs. The attachment ribs have concave surfaces abutting against the outer sheets and rows of holes matching rows of holes in the outer sheets. The elongate concave surfaces are aligned with the rows of holes of the attachment ribs. The fasteners draw the sheets and posts together and distort the outer sheets into contact against the concave surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 11131096
    Abstract: A method of fastening a wall panel to a wall, according to one illustrative embodiment, comprises coupling a retaining body to a mounting body mounted on an outer surface of the wall adjacent a side edge of the wall panel. Coupling the retaining body to the mounting body may comprise coupling a first connector on an inner surface of the retaining body to a second connector on the mounting body, and positioning a retainer on the retaining body against a retaining surface on the wall panel to fasten the wall panel to the wall. Kits and wall assemblies according to other illustrative embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ANENDA SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Nathan Sharpe, Anthony Richard Belisle, Daniel Colin Meier
  • Patent number: 10917041
    Abstract: A waterproof and electricity-insulating support structure for solar panels includes a base frame having a top portion with two side portions disposed at two sides of the top portion. Each of the side portions connects with a bottom portion to be fixed on a steel frame forming a roof. A fastening member is fixed to the top portion of the base frame to form an assembling space for solar panels therebetween. A plurality of rubber strips for waterproofing and insulating from electricity are disposed between the side portions and the solar panels and between the fastening member and the solar panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Chen Lu Wang, Chao Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 10767825
    Abstract: A pole for supporting at least one light fixture and at least one information and communication device thereon, the pole comprising: an elongate structural core to support weight of the pole; and an elongate external covering housing at least an upper portion of the structural core therein; the structural core defining a plural number of channels within the external covering to separate electrical wiring provided in each of the number channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PHOTIZO GLOBAL PTE LTD
    Inventor: Ho Meng Chia
  • Patent number: 10745917
    Abstract: A thermal bridge-free insulation assembly may include hangers to support insulation in an attic. The hanger may include an axis, a proximal end coupled to a rafter, and a distal end coupled to a barrier. The hanger also may include at least two components that are axially movable relative to each other to selectively adjust a depth of an insulation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Ndobo-Epoy, Todd P. DiNoia, Andrew Clyde Brandt, Luc Pierre Vitry, Valerio Massara, Conor Patrick McDonald, Kenneth D Forsythe, Eric Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10184250
    Abstract: An elongated load bearing metal stud including a web and a pair of flanges disposed on opposite sides of the stud. Formed in the central portion of the web is a channel. The channel includes a pair of diagonal sides and a section extending between the sides. The channel effectively divides the web and forms on each side of the channel an outer web surface that extends adjacent the channel the length of the stud. Each flange extends from the web and includes a side, back and a turned end that includes a terminal end and wherein the turned end extends generally parallel with the side of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Steel Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Nabil Abdel-Rahman, Edward R. diGirolamo
  • Patent number: 10094400
    Abstract: A connection arrangement having at least two bodies of components to be connected to each other and a constraining group for constraining two bodies to each other in a removable manner is disclosed. When the two bodies are in the connection configuration to each other, a recess of one of them defines with a corresponding recess of the other one a respective coupling seat with the constraining group, having at least one pair of locking clamps insertable into a respective coupling seat. When the two bodies are in the connection configuration to each other, they are spaced from each other so that their faces do not have portions in mutual contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: METAL WORK S.P.A.
    Inventor: Corrado Tamiozzo
  • Patent number: 9909306
    Abstract: A manufacture and method for reducing thermal transfer through window systems has a composite window cap retainer. The retainer has a metal extrusion at least partially covered by a thermal spacer having reduced relative thermal conductivity. The thermal spacer is mechanically supported by the metal extrusion and mechanically intermediates and thermally insulates between the cap and the metal window structures to which the cap is secured, reducing thermal transfer between the inside and outside environments of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Arconic Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Dolby, Gregory Blake McKenna, Nick Napora
  • Patent number: 9546480
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an insulating roof support assembly for a roof structure comprising a plurality roof elongated rafters spaced apart in a predetermined distance with insulation boards therebetween, wherein elongated mineral wool fiber insulation elements are provided on the top of each of the elongated roof rafters and elongated wooden elements on top of said insulation elements with at least one impermeable membrane between at least two neighbouring insulation elements sandwiched between the wooden elements and the insulation elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventors: Klavs Koefoed Jakobsen, Preben Riis
  • Patent number: 9541308
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for connecting solar panels to a roof system surface. The solar panels can be formed flexible or non-flexible solar panels that are at least partially attached to a roofing surface by use of a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Pierson, Brian Lambert
  • Patent number: 9493956
    Abstract: A coffer includes a panel; beam wall boards attached perpendicular to a first side of the panel and extending away from the panel and forming the side walls for a pattern of intersecting, non-structural hollow box beams, wherein the panel extends past the beam wall boards to create a fastening flange or point by which one or more modules are secured to a substrate; and a beam wall molding cut to size and custom-fitted to the beam wall boards and a panel after the beam wall boards have been attached to the panel, wherein the beam wall molding connects surfaces between the beam wall boards and the panel without covering the beam wall board edges and wherein the panel directly terminates into a perpendicular wall or surface or into the substrate and wherein the modules and resulting hollow box beams include polygonal and curved shapes and wherein the beam wall moldings follow the exact shape of the beam wall boards to eliminate spaces between the beam wall moldings and the beam wall board that would require fill
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Jason Tilton
  • Patent number: 9482006
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of reveal architectural panels and a tool/clamp for assembly thereof. The apparatus and method replace prior art assembly methods and fasteners with adhesives and a dedicated particularly designed clamp to facilitate assembly. The frame members are modified to facilitate assembly with adhesive sealants and removal of mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy Koetje
  • Patent number: 9404262
    Abstract: Metal panel standing seam roof recovers installed over an existing shingled roof. The existing shingled roof comprises a plurality of shingles installed in overlapping rows running across the pitch of the existing roof. The rows of shingles have a covered upper edge and an exposed lower edge. The recover system comprises a plurality of panel clips mounted to the existing shingled roof and arranged in linear arrays running along the pitch of the existing roof. The panel clips have a base that extends across and is supported by the lower edges of a first row of shingles and an adjacent second row of shingles. A recover is attached to the panel clips. The recover comprises a plurality of elongated metal panels having upstanding sides defining lateral edges with a trough therebetween. The metal panels are interconnected along adjacent lateral edges by sidelaps formed on the panel clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Charles L. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9234345
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a fenestration including a glazing unit utilizing a base support and a pair of retainers that snap-into place on the base to form a recess for support of the glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: William F. O'Keeffe
  • Patent number: 9187913
    Abstract: A method of fastening a wall panel to a wall, according to one illustrative embodiment, comprises coupling a retaining body to a mounting body mounted on an outer surface of the wall adjacent a side edge of the wall panel. Coupling the retaining body to the mounting body may comprise coupling a first connector on an inner surface of the retaining body to a second connector on the mounting body, and positioning a retainer on the retaining body against a retaining surface on the wall panel to fasten the wall panel to the wall. Kits and wall assemblies according to other illustrative embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ANENDA SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Nathan Sharpe, Anthony Richard Belisle, Daniel Colin Meier
  • Patent number: 9181692
    Abstract: A covering system for a building substrate is disclosed. The covering system comprises at least two panels having two opposite, gutter shaped joints, and a joint linking system comprising a cleat configured to accept the adjacent joints, a compression cap configured to bridge the adjacent joints, means for attaching the compression cap and cleat to the building substrate, and a cover cap configured to lie flush with the panels and conceal the compression cap and the attaching means. When assembled, the covering system forms a watertight seal on and prevents water leakage into the building substrate. Further, the covering system provides hidden fasteners, an internal drainage channel which removes any moisture that migrates into the system, and joints which allow for expansion and contraction of the panels during assembly and in the course of environmental changes once installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Overly Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Scott Callaway, Richard Watkins, Kenneth Flasik, Douglas Ott
  • Patent number: 9140017
    Abstract: A reversible resilient wall padding apparatus includes a reversible resilient wall pad and at least one pad connector. The pad includes front, rear, and peripherally-extending sides, and at least one side connector disposed along the peripheral-extending side. The pad connector includes a first portion releasably attachable to the side connector, and a second portion attachable to a vertical surface of a wall. The pad is attachable in a first orientation with the front side facing outwardly and the first portion of the pad connector being attached to the side connector, and the second portion of the pad connector being disposed adjacent to the rear surface of the pad and the vertical surface of the wall, and a second orientation with the rear side of the pad facing outwardly and the first portion of the pad connector being attached to the side connector, and the second portion of the pad connector being disposed adjacent to the front surface of the pad and the vertical surface of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Sportsfield Intellectual, LLC
    Inventor: Wayne P. Oliver
  • Patent number: 9010048
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of installing molding may include coupling a first molding block in a first corner formed by a first surface and a third surface and at a first distance from a second corner formed by the first surface and a second surface. The method may include coupling a lower side adjacent a first end of a first molding to a portion of a third surface of the first molding block such that a second end of the first molding is adjacent the second corner. The method may include coupling a second molding block in a third corner formed by a second surface and a third surface and at a second distance from the second corner. The method may include coupling a second molding to the second molding block such that the second ends of the first and second moldings connect forming a first joint forming a substantially right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Lee Nickell
  • Patent number: 8959860
    Abstract: A bendable cover assembly for an expansion joint gap in a tread and riser application includes an elongated resilient cover for bridging a gap between underlying structural members. A plurality of spaced-apart rigid plate members are encapsulated within, or otherwise are engaged with, the elongated cover of the cover assembly. Additional bendable plate members may be positioned on opposite lateral sides of the plurality of spaced-apart rigid plate members. The cover has a thickness and sufficient elasticity to elastically deform for establishing supporting contact between the marginal support areas of the cover and the underlying structural members. Fasteners may be engaged with the cover at spaced apart sites along at least one lateral side portion thereof for elastically anchoring the elongated resilient cover to at least one of the underlying structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Chris Wierzbowski
  • 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: 8943773
    Abstract: A universal joint system, to be used in construction, for joining two or more cladding materials together. The joint system is configured to replace conventional caulks joints prone to failure due to short UV longevity or improper installation conditions. The joint system is comprises interlocking extrusions and rubber gasket extrusions along with supportive components. The joint system is configurable for both vertical and horizontal installations and can be used with any substrate finishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: AGN Universal, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Jensen
  • Patent number: 8882065
    Abstract: A two-piece track assembly may be used in an office environment for mounting accessory components, such as work surfaces, cabinets, shelves, filing units, etc., to either a permanent building wall or to the framework of a movable office wall or office partition system. The track assembly includes a base mountable to the wall or framework via a plurality of fasteners. A track mounts to the base to cover the fasteners used to mount the base. The track also includes a relatively thinly-profiled slot into which a corresponding, relatively thinly-profiled mounting flange of an accessory component is received to mount and support the accessory component upon the track assembly. Optionally, a decorative or functional tile may be mounted to a wall or partition between a pair of track assemblies spaced vertically from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay M. Henriott, Keith E. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 8839577
    Abstract: A skylight window dormer for installation on a pitched roof or sloped surface. The skylight window dormer is constructed form a plurality of triangular shaped or elliptically curved panels joined to form a dormer type structure that provides panoramic viewing and additional headroom in tightly enclosed interior spaces. The skylight window dormer is installed using a similar method as conventional skylights and is, thus, combining the efficiency of installing a conventional skylight with the benefits of additional space provided by a conventional dormer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Roy C. Wildeman
  • Patent number: 8713880
    Abstract: A glazing panel system is provided with improved glazing panels, retention clips and/or U-shaped connectors. The retention clip may engage the glazing panels at locations lower than top ends of the upstanding seam flanges. In one embodiment, an internal U-shaped connector is positioned to engage the seam flanges while an external U-shaped connector covers the internal connector and the seam between adjacent glazing panels. The glazing panels may be formed with pockets adjacent the base of the upstanding seam flanges to receive a portion of the retention clip to apply retention forces at locations below the upper ends of the seam flanges. The retention clips may be formed with an upper transverse portion that is movable relative to the base portion of the clip to accommodate panel expansion and contraction. Also, a thicker plate or portion may be provided at a top flange for the retention clip to provide increased resistance to uplift loads trying to bend the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Konvin Associates Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Moshe Konstantin
  • Patent number: 8689509
    Abstract: A panelized cladding system including a plurality of battens securable to a building structure, each batten having a structure engaging surface and an integrally formed finish ready panel supporting surface, and fiver cement cladding panels secured to or through the battens such that the finish ready panel supporting surface of each batten forms an external recessed surface of an express joint formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Gleeson, Jesper G. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8661756
    Abstract: A composite panel assembly includes first and second panels. An edge of the first panel is positioned adjacent to an edge of the second panel to define a joint. The edge of the first panel and the edge of the second panel each define a recessed portion. An insert is positioned between the first and second panels at the joint. A portion of the insert is received within respective recessed portions of the first and second panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Centria
    Inventors: Keith D. Boyer, Larry A. Wesche, Dario Giandomenico, Richard A. Brow
  • Patent number: 8650827
    Abstract: An assembly (14, 16) for securing two juxtaposed panels (64, 66) to a structure (74), each panel including a joining flange (68, 70) located at, or adjacent to, respective juxtaposed edges thereof. The assembly includes a retaining member (14) having a substantially planar surface (24) supporting at opposite edges thereof respective first flanges (26, 28) and a clamping member (16) having two spaced-apart legs (48, 40) depending from a web (36). Second flanges (46, 48) are each supported on a facing internal surface of a respective one of the legs so as to extend away from the web. Each leg engages a respective exposed surface of an adjacent joining flange, the first and second flanges being oriented in opposite directions so as to interlock when the clamping member is mounted on the retaining member and thereby limit lateral separation of the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dan-Pal
    Inventors: Shaul Givoni, Nir Ben-Zvi
  • Patent number: 8590242
    Abstract: A shaped insulation insert, an insulated concrete wall structure, and a method of producing same is disclosed. The insert is to be embedded in a concrete wall and comprises an elongate, rigid foam insert including an integrally formed base section and cap section symmetrically disposed on the base section. The elongate insert has a length sufficient to form a vertical interior surface expanse of the concrete wall, and flat side surfaces that are sufficient to enable a plurality of inserts to be placed horizontally side-by-side to form a horizontal interior surface expanse of the concrete wall. The insert includes opposed end sections extending from outer ends of the intersection of the cap and base sections to an outer edge portion for disposing adjacent inserts in the concrete wall. The insulated concrete wall structure comprises an interior section including an inner insulation portion effective to produce a saving of concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas J. Ogorchock
  • Patent number: 8567145
    Abstract: A connector strip is mechanically pressed into a slot formed in a concrete wall. The connector strip has a distal end with resilient, deformable legs that engage the walls of the slot—when the strip is pressed into the slot the legs deform from a resting position and press against the walls of the slot, preventing the strip from being pulled out of engagement in the slot. The proximal end of the connector strip is defined by transverse retaining arms that retain insulation board against the concrete, and which serve as a surface into which siding and sheetrock may be anchored with nails or screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: James Russell Chauncey
  • Patent number: 8544176
    Abstract: A panel assembly, in which the liaison between two adjacent panels is sealed by a sealing joint, where the sealing joint comprises a central part, housed in an interstice between the two panels, and an external part, facing the exterior of the panel assembly, and capable of covering at least partially the external face of the two longitudinal edges of the panels surrounding the interstice. Also, a method for mounting a panel assembly, in which two adjacent panels are fixed to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Pierre Delort
  • Patent number: 8499525
    Abstract: A wall standard designed to attach to standard steel construction studs with self-tapping framing screws in the front and on the side of the device at predetermined spacings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: William Meixner
  • Patent number: 8484907
    Abstract: A foam core cement construction panel having shear members and lateral rails that form a channel-beam-like structure and novel methods of using the panels to form an integrated roof structure that serves three separate functions: (1) the roof load structure assembly; (2) the roof's exterior waterproof assembly; and (3) the roof's exposed interior ceiling assembly and which can include internal hydronics for added climate control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Integrated Structures, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Gary Black, Cullen Burda
  • Patent number: 8468767
    Abstract: A wall panel system includes a first wall panel and a second wall panel. The first wall panel has a first groove extending along a first end portion and a second groove extending along a second end portion. The second wall panel has a third groove extending along a third end portion. The wall panel system further includes a spline including first and second spline tongues, wherein the first spline tongue is mateable with the first groove and the second spline tongue is mateable with the third groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Vertical Dimensions, LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. McBride
  • Patent number: 8448401
    Abstract: A combined thermal insulation barrier and installation guide for fiber cement siding. A rectangular insulating board has a flat, rectangular back surface, and a front surface shaped to form a number of flat-faced, protruding ridges, aligned parallel to an edge of the rectangle. The cross-section, taken orthogonal to the ridges has a saw-tooth shape. When a standard-size, fiber cement plank is placed face-down on a face of a ridge with its edge abutting the short face of an adjacent ridge, and a second board is placed face-down on an adjacent ridge, the second board overlaps first board and lies flat on the first board. Once the shaped insulating board is aligned to a required orientation, and attached on a building surface, it serves as a positioning guide for attaching fiber cement boards. Left in the siding, the shaped, insulating board acts as insulation throughout the life of the siding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Fiber Cement Foam Systems Insulation, LLC
    Inventor: Russ Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8448399
    Abstract: A thin decorative thermosetting laminate of postforming quality is glued to a longitudinal carrier to form a floor strip. The laminate has a thermosetting resin as well as hard particles impregnated therein to increase the abrasion resistance of the laminate. The carrier generally has a cross section of a dilatation, transition or a finishing profile, depending on the intended use of the floor strip. The floor strip has a tab portion on a surface that engages a channel on a floor tile or a reducer. The tab portion locks the floor strip into place and prevents movement of the floor tile or the reducer with respect to the floor strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Sven Kornfalt, Per Bengtsson, Hans Sjolin, Oliver Stanchfield
  • Publication number: 20130111841
    Abstract: A veneer panel is configured for installation on an H-block column. The veneer panel comprises a substantially vertical surface abutting a first surface of the H-block column, a substantially horizontal surface connected to the substantially vertical surface and abutting a second surface of the H-block column, a first substantially vertical lip attached to a first vertical edge of the substantially vertical surface and configured to abut a third surface of the H-block column, and a second substantially vertical lip attached to a second vertical edge of the substantially vertical surface and configured to abut a fourth surface of the H-block column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Clinton Joe Andersen, JR.
  • Patent number: 8418426
    Abstract: A door threshold may include upper and lower members for sandwiching carpet and/or carpet padding therebetween. The threshold may, in certain example embodiments, grip the carpet in order to prevent it from being pulled out from between the upper and lower threshold members. Thus, in certain example instances, the need for tacks (or carpet tack strip(s)) proximate the threshold can be reduced and/or eliminated. In certain example embodiments of this invention, the threshold structure may include a locating bracket that is provided proximate the door frame for frame alignment and security purposes, and/or one or more pans located under the threshold for locating and/or securing purposes. Levelers, shims and/or the like may be used in certain example embodiments in order to compensate for non-level flooring proximate the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Rissone
  • Patent number: 8322104
    Abstract: Building or structural panels may be joined, such as to form walls or floors. The panels have edge anchors with mounts. The anchors may comprise elongate members defining a trough having spaced cross-pins. A connector is positioned between adjacent panels. The connector engages the mounts of the anchors, such by having the cross-pins slide into slots of the connector. The panels may have outer skins located over an expanded core comprising a matrix of supporting elongate members and voids or openings, with the anchors located slots formed in the edges of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph C. Fleming, III
  • Patent number: 8322102
    Abstract: A modular wall system 10 includes a number of decorative panels that are received in an extruded panel frame 22. The panel frames 22 are positioned by connecting them to a wall rail 16 that is attached to the building. The wall rail 16 and the panel frame 22 each have a groove 52, 62 that accepts a fastener or clip 18 by interference or snap fit to attach the panel frame 22 to the wall rail 16. The grooves 52, 62 have a dove-tail shape that permits a snap fit to secure the panels 12 yet permit the panels to be easily removed or reconfigured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Marlite, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Krieger
  • Patent number: 8316609
    Abstract: A panel unit (2) for constructional purposes has at least two joining flanges (10, 12) on opposite surfaces (4, 4?) located at, or adjacent to, a common edge of the panel unit, and projecting in mutually opposite directions. Two such panel units (2) may be juxtaposed end to end and secured by a two-part connector (17) having a base portion (18) that is adapted for attaching to a fixed structural element (20) and for anchoring to the flanges (12) on a first surface (4?) of the panel units 2, and a cap (19) adapted for anchoring to the flanges (10) on an opposite surface (4) of the panel units (2) and for anchoring to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Dan-Pal
    Inventor: Nir Ben-Zvi
  • Patent number: 8257526
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system of jointing and finishing plasterboard sheets. The system comprises adjacently abutted first and second plasterboard sheets and a connective material. The connective material is applied to a region at or near the side edge portions of the first and second plasterboard sheets and which securely joins the side edge portion of the first plasterboard sheet to the side edge portion of the second plasterboard sheet. There is also provided a joint filling compound and a finishing compound, which are optionally also applied to the region of the first and second plasterboard sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: CSR Building Products Limited
    Inventors: Bill Thompson, Doug Lavender, Edward Gale
  • Patent number: 8171689
    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: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Pierson, Michael D. Huber, Thomas George Diamond
  • Patent number: 8151533
    Abstract: A modular wall system (10) includes a number of decorative panels that are received in an extruded panel frame (22). The panel frames (22) are positioned by connecting them to a wall rail (16) that is attached to the building. The wall rail (16) and the panel frame (22) each have a groove (52, 62) that accepts a fastener or clip (18) by interference or snap fit to attach the panel frame (22) to the wall rail (16). The grooves (52, 62) have a dove-tail shape that permits a snap fit to secure the panels (12) yet permit the panels to be easily removed or reconfigured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Marlite, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Krieger
  • 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: 8109059
    Abstract: The multifunctional finishing set for a floor covering includes: a modular profile with at least one groove arranged therein for separation of the profile into two distinct modules, a decorative film which is applied to the profile and covers the separation groove and a fixed reinforcement means housed in the separation groove which permits a reinforcement of the modular profile in the region of the separation groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignees: Findes, Goodwin International
    Inventor: Bernard Proot