Portion Of Bridger Strip Between Panels Patents (Class 52/464)
  • Patent number: 11131094
    Abstract: A paver having a length and a width. The length of the paver is about 4 feet, and the width of the paver is about 2 feet. The paver weighs about 400 pounds, and has a railing post mounted adjacent a width edge. The paver may be a part of a system of railing and non-railing pavers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CLAYCO, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Robinson
  • Patent number: 10934706
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for attaching glass panels to a substructure. Embodiments include a blocking extending along a length of a structural element and attached to a first portion of a surface of the structural element. Flashing covers the blocking, and has a flange extending outward from a lower edge of the blocking to contact a second portion of the surface of the structural element. An elastic flange gasket covers an outer edge of the flange and contacts an inner main surface of a glass panel. A glazing cap extends along the blocking, having an elastic cap gasket for contacting the outer main surface of the glass panel. The glazing cap extends over and attaches to the blocking for retaining the glass panel between the flange gasket and the cap gasket, and for sealing the glass panel, the flange gasket, and the cap gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Alan Stein
  • Patent number: 10711465
    Abstract: A fastening device and a panel system for releasably connecting panels to a wall or ceiling, comprising a latch portion; a base portion; a piston guide; a push latch piston movably arranged and biased between a first retracted position and a second, extended position, wherein a guide track is formed in the push latch piston, and wherein a guide pin is formed on the piston guide, the guide track formed in sections forming an angle to each other, with arrests for the guide pins formed at intersections of the sections, and wherein, when the piston guide is moved relative to the push latch piston towards the retracted position, the guide pin rotates the latch portion to an intermediate position, and when the piston guide is moved back, the guide pin rotates the latch portion from the intermediate position to 90° relative to the initial rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KVADRAT SOFT CELLS A/S
    Inventor: Jesper Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10113306
    Abstract: A clip for attaching decking. The clip includes a bottom and a removable top insert. A first material of the bottom is different than a second material of the top. The clip has a generally T shape in a side view with a central bore passing through the top member and the bottom member to receive a screw or other fastening member, and a plurality of apertures through the top surface of the bottom member that engage the top member. The body of the bottom member has a transverse planar upper member and at least one perpendicularly positioned planar lower member or keel. The deck board fastener can also have a lip that projects upward from the upper surface of the transverse planar member. The lip can be positioned about an exterior edge of the transverse planar member or along the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPANY INC.
    Inventors: Gueary Andrew Brigham, Jeremy Scott Park
  • Patent number: 9878772
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting a sound-deadening body to a fuselage of an aircraft and a method for attaching a sound-deadening body to a fuselage of an aircraft using the mounting assembly is disclosed herein. In a non-limiting embodiment, the mounting assembly includes, but is not limited to, a retaining member that is configured to engage the sound-deadening body. The mounting assembly further includes an isolating member that is engaged with the retaining member. The isolating member is configured for connection to the fuselage and is further configured to diminish transmission of vibration from the fuselage to and through the retaining member, and therefore to reduce the transmission of sound into the cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Eugene Lucas, Nicholas W. Yovich
  • Patent number: 9399885
    Abstract: A fenestration unit includes an outer frame portion, an inner frame portion and a supplemental fixation system that secures the outer frame portion to the inner frame portion. The supplemental fixation system increases a base force required to flex and release a complementary fit between a coupling feature of the outer frame portion and a retaining feature of the inner frame portion to a final force required to decouple the first and second frame portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: PELLA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Hoogland, Travis M. Eisenbarth
  • Patent number: 9382710
    Abstract: A cubicle assembly includes a frame formed of a plurality of interconnected rails for vertically supporting one or more partition panels to at least partially enclose a given workspace. A hollow lower rail and peripheral rails are configured to retain and conceal electrical wiring, such as network cables and power cords. Smaller interior rails can be fastened between the larger lower and peripheral rails to support multiple, adjacent partition panels similarly to a window-frame muntin. One or more corner covers conceal gaps formed between adjacent, angularly oriented frame sections. Accordingly, an unlimited number of support frames can be erected and interconnected to form an aesthetic barrier around a workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Jaime Diaz
  • Patent number: 9315995
    Abstract: The stiffeners of a composite material panel may be protected by a structural section having a configuration absorbing edge impacts without propagation of impact energy to the protected structure. Each composite panel with protected parallel stiffeners has a multiply front face coming to an edge and extending between two lateral flanks of outside plies, symmetrically relative to a median plane (Pm). A device for protecting each stiffener includes a structural section that caps the stiffener symmetrically relative to this median plane (Pm). This structural section consists of an upper section formed above the edge and configured to envelop a space above the edge, a lower section framing the lateral flanks by longitudinal walls (Pi) fastened to these flanks, and an intermediate section bearing at least partially on the edge via transverse walls (Pb) so as to minimize the propagation of impact forces to the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Ludovic Fournie, Philippe Blot, Cédric Belleil, Hervé Lesourne, Jean-Michel Laborie
  • Patent number: 9284730
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a profile used to support fire retardant and or wall sheathing behind opposing wall sheathing edges, horizontally at head of walls, and behind control/reveal joint profiles. The profiles are shaped to support wall sheathing, intumescent stopping, and fire rated “rips” of wall sheathing and work in a manner that allows protection or support of intersecting opposing drywall edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: James A. Klein
  • Patent number: 9140007
    Abstract: The present invention provides a universal framing system for securing cladding to the interior or exterior of a structure. The framing system comprises hat channels, face plates, Z-channels, inside corner trims, outside corner trims, and window trims. The components of the framing system are secured to a wall of a structure, then panels of cladding are secured to the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: MOTO Extrusions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Beaty, Daniel Gomez, Daniel Townsend
  • Patent number: 9140008
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-layered framing system for securing cladding to an exterior wall having exterior insulation. The framing system provides horizontal elements positioned across the exterior insulation, wherein the horizontal elements are secured to studs within the wall using fasteners. Vertical elements are secured to the horizontal elements. Then panels of cladding are secured to the vertical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: MOTO Extrusions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Beaty, Daniel Gomez, Daniel Townsend
  • Patent number: 8959862
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and a forming system that reduces the hydrostatic pressure caused by casting freshly mixed concrete or other cementicious material into vertical forms. Reducing the hydrostatic pressure in forms enables relatively weak materials to be used as form boards and minimizes the amount of bracing necessary to support the form boards—both of which lead to lower construction costs. The method uses the highly thixotropic properties of no-slump or low-slump concrete which enable the concrete to be quickly changed from a semi-solid state to a liquid and back to a semi-solid state numerous times before it hardens and without affecting the concrete's quality. Since hydrostatic pressure is only present when a liquid state exists, minimizing the amount of liquid concrete in vertical forms will also minimize the hydrostatic pressure present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Robert Kreizinger
  • Patent number: 8959872
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and components for the construction and disassembly of raised panel assemblies. These systems, methods, and components may include a flow-limiting structure that is configured to define at least one boundary of a channel that includes at least a portion of a gap between adjacent raised panels and is configured to receive a sealant material. The flow-limiting structure may limit a flow of the sealant material therepast, thereby decreasing an overall volume of sealant material needed for construction of the raised panel assembly and/or limiting undesired adhesion of the raised panels to other structures. These systems, methods, and components also may include an elongate disassembly aid that is configured to sever at least a portion of the sealant material from between adjacent raised panels upon removal from the raised panel assembly, such as to decrease a time needed for disassembly and/or repair of the raised panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen William Ayres, Ralph David Druckman, Paul Henry Allen, Scott Allen Ziemann, Michael C. Esposito
  • 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: 8793954
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. The second arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. A tab depends generally perpendicularly from the first panel engaging surface. At least one of the tab and the foot engage the edge in order to tightly fit within the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8745950
    Abstract: A construction structure of wall surface includes: a hat joiner; and a building board. The hat joiner has a fixing plate portion and a design portion, and the building board has a design portion extending linearly on a surface. A joint at which the design portion of the hat joiner constitutes a design surface, and a design pattern at which the design portion of the building board constitutes a design surface, are formed in a same direction, by arranging the building board in plurality to left and right, or above and below, of the design portion of the hat joiner. A width of the joint at the design portion of the hat joiner is the same as a width of each of the design portions on the surface of each of the building boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ito, Gou Minami
  • Publication number: 20140053490
    Abstract: A flooring system and a divider for use therewith which transitions between a first and second flooring surface. The divider includes first and second members that snap-fittingly engage each other. A protrusion with a curved terminal end extends from the first member is received in a recess in the second member. The protrusion enables the first member to pivot relative to the second member. A second protrusion extends outwardly from the first member and into a second recess in the second member. A pair of arms extends outwardly in opposite directions from a central base region on the first member and beyond the sides of the second member. In one embodiment, the arms are of the same length and are disposed generally at right angles to the protrusions. In another embodiment a leg extends downwardly from a longer one of the arms to provide extra support to that arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Kessler, David M. Neill, Thomas J. Bobonick, Shawn P. Dockry, Ronald N. Kessler
  • 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: 8646237
    Abstract: An insulated wall assembly including a plurality of pre-cast panels, a plurality of insulation panels, at least two J-shaped clips, and at least one I-shaped clip is provided. The precast panels may be oriented such that the adjacent vertical edges are in an abutting relationship to form a wall, and the J-shaped clips comprise a trough portion and a wall engaging portion. The I-shaped clip comprises two wall engaging portions and a two retention portions, and the wall engaging portions of the J-shaped clips each define a substantially planar wall-engaging surface capable of attaching to the wall. The wall-engaging portions of the I-shaped clip each define a substantially planar wall-engaging surface capable of attaching to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fukuvi USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyozaburo Takagi
  • Patent number: 8561369
    Abstract: A molding profile assembly has a first and second molding profile. The first molding profile, whose upper surface is to form the upper surface of the molding profile assembly, has a groove formed into an under-surface of a first arm and a groove formed into a foot perpendicular to the arm. The second molding profile has first and second tabs which fit snugly into the first and second grooves of the first molding profile, respectively, interlocking the first and second molding profiles together. The molding profiles do not require scraping, stripping or other permanent alteration in order to be assembled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Faus Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Francisco Gomez Insa
  • Patent number: 8539731
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly and related method for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, wherein the first arm, and optionally the second arm, extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8528285
    Abstract: The invention relates to a joint cover assembly for covering a gap between two floor elements covering a subsurface, the assembly comprising a first molding element comprising an upper section having an exposed surface, the exposed surface comprising a décor, and a foot depending therefrom, wherein the foot has a gripping groove extending towards the exposed surface and being defined by two side walls; and a second molding element comprising an upper surface and a lower surface, to be joined to the first molding element, as well as an exposed surface comprising a décor, wherein the lower surface has a groove extending towards the upper surface and being defined by two side walls; characterized in that the joint cover assembly furthermore comprises a track having two upstanding sections, wherein the distance between the upstanding sections corresponds substantially to the width of the foot and also to the distance between a gripping groove's side wall and a proximal side wall of the second molding element's gr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Sven Kornfalt
  • Patent number: 8490364
    Abstract: A batten system includes a stud, at least one removable flange and at least one closure strip. The at least one removable flange is secured to the stud by the closure strip without the use of a screw. The stud includes a neck opening with at least one receiving trough. The stud also includes a hammerhead-nut channel. The hammerhead-nut channel has a predetermined profile. In some embodiments, the screw-less batten system includes a hammerhead-nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: DAW Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Spransy
  • Publication number: 20130167464
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. The second arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. A tab depends generally perpendicularly from the first panel engaging surface. At least one of the tab and the foot engage the edge in order to tightly fit within the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventor: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
  • 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: 8413944
    Abstract: Mounting systems for mounting solar panels to a surface are disclosed and can include panel clamp assemblies and rail clamp assemblies. Panel clamp assemblies can comprise a panel clamp having a base and arms extending from edges of the base, the base having an aperture, a rail clamp having a central portion with an aperture and two flexible tabs extending from the central portion on opposing sides of the aperture and a fastener threaded through the apertures such that that flexible tabs contact a head of the fastener and the arms extend in an opposite direction from the flexible tabs. Rail clamp assemblies can comprise a base member having a bottom and two side walls, the bottom having at least one aperture and each side wall having an elongated aperture, two clamping members and a fastener, wherein the side walls of the base member are positioned such that the opening is of sufficient size to receive the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Energy Technologies
    Inventors: John Henry Harberts, Aaron Faust, John Edward Klinkman, Ronald Paul Katt, David Wayne Raffler
  • Patent number: 8381472
    Abstract: A method and assembly for adjoining panels of building siding, that may include a first siding panel with a facing portion and a backing portion secured to the facing portion, a second siding panel with a facing portion and a backing portion secured to the facing portion, and an insert with a facing portion and a backing portion secured to the facing portion that is adapted to be installed between the backing portions of the first and second siding panels to create a butt seam installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Exterior Portfolio, LLC
    Inventor: Bobby E. Fleenor
  • Publication number: 20120324817
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly and related method for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, wherein the first arm, and optionally the second arm, extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8327595
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. The second arm extends generally perpendicularly from the foot. A tab depends generally perpendicularly from the first panel engaging surface. At least one of the tab and the foot engage the edge in order to tightly fit within the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • 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: 8312681
    Abstract: A leaktight frame (10) for a window (3) suitable for securing the window (3) to a carrier structure (2), has first and second sealing gaskets (11, 12) respectively suitable for being arranged on a first periphery (3?) of the window (3) and on a second periphery (2?) of the carrier structure (2), the frame (10) being provided with releasable holder elements (20) for clamping the first and second gaskets (11, 12) onto the window (3) and the carrier structure (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: EUROCOPTER
    Inventor: Luc Mouton
  • Publication number: 20120272602
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly can be manipulated to form an end molding, a T-molding, a hard surface reducer, a carpet reducer, and/or a stair nose molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, Roland Larsson, William T. Pierce, Sabad La Serna, Patrick George Smith, Wayne Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 8291664
    Abstract: A device for connecting sheets of a grain bin together having an inner plate that fits over a vertical seam formed at the ends of two abutting sheets. The inner plate has a plurality of holes that generally align with holes in the ends of the sheets. An outer plate is positioned to cover the vertical seam and has a plurality of holes that generally align with the holes on the ends of the sheets. Bolts extend through the holes to secure the inner plate, sheets, and outer plate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sukup Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: John A. Hanig
  • Patent number: 8291665
    Abstract: A profile rail system (1) is used to cover a covering edge (2). The profile rail system (1) consists of at least one base rail (4) and at least one cover rail (5) that can be adjusted relative to the base rail. The base rail (4) and cover rail (5) are held together by at least one permanent magnet (20) in such a way that the cover rail (5) is pulled towards the base rail (4). At least a section of the base rail (4) and cover rail (5) can be magnetized to achieve a polarity-independent force effect of the permanent magnet (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Kueberit Profile Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Frank Sondermann
  • Patent number: 8286403
    Abstract: Finishing set for a floor covering, whereby this finishing set at least consists of, on the one hand, a finishing profile and, on the other hand, a holder with at least an attachment portion for attaching said finishing profile at the holder, characterized in that the holder comprises an underlay portion, which at choice can or cannot be provided underneath the remaining portion of the holder, as well as a stop-forming positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Pieter Buyck
  • Patent number: 8240098
    Abstract: A molding profile assembly has a first and second molding profile. The first molding profile, whose upper surface is to form the upper surface of the molding profile assembly, has a groove formed into an under-surface of a first arm and a groove formed into a foot perpendicular to the arm. The second molding profile has first and second tabs which fit snugly into the first and second grooves of the first molding profile, respectively, interlocking the first and second molding profiles together. The molding profiles do not require scraping, stripping or other permanent alteration in order to be assembled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Faus Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Francisco Gómez Insa
  • Patent number: 8205410
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly to the foot. The second arm may also extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 8161708
    Abstract: Finishing set for a floor covering, whereby this finishing set at least consists of, on the one hand, a finishing profile and, on the other hand, a holder with at least an attachment portion for attaching said finishing profile at the holder, characterized in that the holder comprises an underlay portion, which at choice can or cannot be provided underneath the remaining portion of the holder, as well as a stop-forming positioning portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, Sarl
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Pieter Buyck
  • Patent number: 8146313
    Abstract: The finishing assembly for floor covering comprises at least two bars (1;2/1;3), being on the one hand assembled together side by side such that they comprise at least two surfaces (1d;2d/1d; 3d) substantially in the prolongation of one another, and separated by a longitudinal interstice (6/6?), and being, on the other hand, separable. Both assembled bars (1;2/1;3) are designed to be used in a first floor covering application and at least one (1) of said two bars are designed to be used in a second floor covering application. The assembly further comprises a surface coating (4) being applied on both bars (1;2/1;3) and covering the longitudinal interstice (6/6?) between both bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Depro France
    Inventors: Bernard Proot, Jacques Desmet
  • 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: 8122665
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly can be manipulated to form an end molding, a T-molding, a hard surface reducer, a carpet reducer, and/or a stair nose molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AG
    Inventors: Oliver Stanchfield, Sven Kornfalt, Roland Larsson, William T. Pierce, Sabad La Serna, Patrick George Smith, Wayne Robert Johnston
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8087209
    Abstract: An edging rail for a flooring (2) has a base member (3) and a covering member (4). These are integrally joined together. In order to fix the edging rail effectively to the flooring (2), at least one drive channel (10) is supported on the base member (3). Engaging in this drive channel (10) is at least one screw (11), which passes through a bore (12) in the covering member (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kueberit Profile Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: David Sondermann
  • Patent number: 8074407
    Abstract: A floor profile arrangement is provided, in particular for bridging a joint between adjacent floor coverings, with a base profile, a covering profile with at least one sideways projecting covering wing, and a web arrangement as a connection between the base profile and the covering profile, and with an articulation arrangement, the articulation arrangement consisting of an articular cavity disposed on the base profile or the covering profile and an articulation element formed on the lower or on the upper edge of the pivoting web arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Herm. Friedr. Künne GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Frank Sondermann
  • Patent number: 8011146
    Abstract: A blast-proof window and mullion system for sustaining and mitigating an explosion and/or blast to the window and mullion system on a multi-storied building or structure. The window and mullion system includes a blast-resistant mullion having a mullion housing with mullion walls with outer surfaces; and a pressure bar member having a pressure bar housing with an interior wall and a pair of outer walls being connected to the interior wall to form a center channel opening. The outer walls are angled for reducing the space between the angled walls and for reducing the size of the center channel opening for reduction of bullet and/or blast penetration to the interior wall of the pressure bar member. Also, one of the mullion walls of the mullion housing includes a mullion tongue thereon having a pair of tongue extension arms for forming a vertical bolt receiving channel therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: William Krause
  • Patent number: 7918064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to structural couplings for forming of a variety of structures such as floor and wall panels for buildings and internal structures such as hand rails. The structural coupling comprises a structural component or components (1) provided with coupling leg formations (2) and locking flanges (F) and a channel section (8) which interconnect one with the other by means of a snap fit engagement (12) of the leg formations (2) of the structural component (1) with the channel section (8). This has considerable advantages over the prior art where nuts and bolts were needed to fasten the components together. The use of a common channel section which can be engaged by snap fit action provides an elegant and non-limited method of joining structural components together rather than in a direct fashion as with prior systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Inventor: Mark James Singleton
  • Patent number: 7895802
    Abstract: The invention relates to a profiled rail system for covering joints between bottom and/or wall linings, consisting of a base rail and a covering rail which are connected by means of an intermediately placed retaining part, wherein the base rail is provided with an upright web with a retaining head formed on one end and which is held by the intermediately placed retaining part such that it is rotationally moveable and the retaining part is embodied essentially as a U-shaped rail which is open in a downward direction and provided with retaining elements, wherein the outer walls of the U-shaped rail are held by webs formed in a downward direction on the covering rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Karl Pedross AG
    Inventor: Sebastian Kurz
  • Patent number: 7845120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for attaching at least one acoustic panel (1) to a wall (P) characterized by having first attaching means (10) associated with wall (P) and second attaching means (20) associated with said acoustic panel(s) (1), said first (10) and second (20) attaching means being connected to each other by elastic connecting means (30). By adjusting the elasticity of the connecting means, the frequency of each acoustic panel can be individually tuned to treat the various sound frequency ranges. In addition, the device according to the invention enables the acoustic panels to be disconnected from the wall on which they are mounted, thus increasing the insulation of the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Technofirst
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Thome, Guy-Eric Holtzapffel
  • Publication number: 20100287869
    Abstract: The invention is a joint cover assembly for covering a gap adjacent an edge of a panel that covers a sub-surface, and a method of covering such a gap. The assembly includes a molding having a foot, a first arm, and a second arm. The foot is positioned along a longitudinal axis of the molding, and the first arm extends generally perpendicularly to the foot. The second arm may also extend generally perpendicularly to the foot. A tab depends from at least one of the first and second arms. At least one of the tab and the foot engage a track in order to position the assembly over the gap. The method includes the steps of placing the foot in the gap, pressing the respective panel engaging surfaces into contact with respective panels, and configuring at least one of the tab and the foot to cooperate to retain the molding in the gap when the assembly is in an installed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Oliver STANCHFIELD
  • Patent number: 7814720
    Abstract: A device for bridging a difference in height between two floor surfaces (1, 3) is described, with said device comprising a profiled cover (4) that is provided with a covering flange (5) which covers the edge of each of the two floor surfaces (1,3), with at least one clamping extension (6) that protrudes downward from the covering flange (5), extends longitudinally with respect to the profiled cover (4), and clamps into and engages with a fixture (7), with said device also comprising a compensating strip (10) located between the covering flange (5) of the profiled cover (4) and the lower of the two floor surfaces (1, 3). In order to create advantageous construction conditions it is proposed that the fixture (7) forms a clamping seat (11) for the compensating strip (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Franz jun. Neuhofer