With Separate Anchor Element Patents (Class 52/466)
  • Patent number: 11255364
    Abstract: A connector assembly for connecting articles to one another including a male connector insertable into a substantially U shaped receiving channel defined by a respective female connector, the female connector being adapted to be located in a receiving recess formed, in use, in one of at least two articles to be connected together, the receiving recess including a pair of diverging side walls and a narrowed neck region, the neck region defining an opening of the receiving recess, at least one pair of opposing inwardly facing shoulders being defined in the side walls of the receiving recess, outer sides of the female connector including cooperating projections adapted to engage the opposing shoulders of the receiving recess when the female connector is inserted into the receiving recess to retain the female connector in the receiving recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ovvotech Innovations Limited
    Inventor: Donal Phillips
  • Patent number: 11180919
    Abstract: A metal roof construction provides a roof frame that includes multiple rafters. A plurality of clips or anchor plates are fastened to each rafter. Each anchor plate or clip has an anchor plate space surrounded by one or more plate members. The anchor plate has a plurality of spaced apart openings. A sliding anchor occupies the anchor plate space. Each sliding anchor has multiple spaced apart pedestals that extend from the anchor plate space upwardly through an opening. Multiple roof decking sections are mounted on the rafters. Each decking section extends under a part of the anchor plate. The anchor plate has one or more flaps that extend downwardly from the decking sections and next to a rafter. Fasteners attach each flap to a rafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: G. Paul Nelson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10851821
    Abstract: A panel splice connector configured to splice two adjacent linear panels at their respective longitudinal ends. The connector comprises a longitudinally extending base portion, having a length and a width, and two wall portions each extending from the base portion at opposed, longitudinally extending sides thereof. At least one of the wall portions comprises a resilient section that allows a free, longitudinally extending edge of said wall portion to be resiliently displaceable towards the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Hans Kurt de Goeij, Jacob Willem Krijn van Koppen
  • Patent number: 10640980
    Abstract: A clip for electrically bonding a pair of adjacently-disposed metal panels is disclosed. One embodiment entails such a clip (104) including a first clip member (112) and an oppositely disposed second clip member (116). The surface (114) of the first clip member (112) that faces the second clip member (116) includes at least one grounding projection (128), while the surface (118) of the second clip member (116) that faces the first clip member (112) also includes at least one grounding projection (128). The clip (104) may be installed on a standing seam (102) of a panel assembly (100), with its first clip member (112) engaging one of the metal panels 82? that define this stand seam (102) and with its second clip member (116) engaging the other of the metal panels 82? that define this same standing seam (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: RMH Tech LLC
    Inventor: Dustin M. M. Haddock
  • Patent number: 10505492
    Abstract: Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems provide for solar panel arrays that can be aesthetically pleasing and appear seamless to an observer. BIPV systems can be on-roof systems, elevated from the surface of a roof, being flush or forming a substantively uniform plane with roof panels or other panels mimicking a solar panel appearance. Pans supporting BIPV solar panels can be coupled by standing seams to other photovoltaic-supporting pans or pans supporting non-photovoltaic structures, having both functional and aesthetic advantages. In some configurations, inverted seams can couple photovoltaic-supporting pans and non-photovoltaic structures, forming a substantively planar surface. In some configurations, the appearance of BIPV systems can be particularly aesthetically pleasing and generally seamless to an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Tyrus Hawkes Hudson, Charles Almy, Martin Seery, Daniel Preston Flanigan, Ryan Devine, River Broussard
  • Patent number: 9608559
    Abstract: A module bracket includes first and second mounting clips (202, 204) that are spaced from each other along the pitch of a roofing surface. An inlet (212) to the first mounting clip (202) faces or projects in the general direction that the second mounting clip (204) is spaced from the first mounting clip (202). An inlet (212) to the second mounting clip (204) faces or projects in the general direction that the first mounting clip (202) is spaced from the second mounting clip (204). A second module flange (134) of a first photovoltaic module (120) is slid into the first mounting clip (202) of the module bracket. A first module flange (128) of a second photovoltaic module (120) is slid into the second mounting clip (204) of this same module bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert M. M. Haddock, Dustin M. M. Haddock
  • Patent number: 9572287
    Abstract: A server enclosure having a plurality of panels abutted to one another and constrained by a connector having a channel and at least one aperture. Each respective panel has at least one perpendicular portion being perpendicular to a face of the respective panel and adjoining a perimeter of the respective panel. Connectivity media coincident to the aperture can affix at least two panels and a connector to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott R. LaPree, Stephen P. Mroz, Mark D. Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 9440661
    Abstract: A ceiling assembly for a vehicle includes a plurality of supporting elements for fastening components, and a plurality of connecting elements connecting the supporting elements. The plurality of connecting elements is integrally designed with the plurality of the supporting elements forming an integrated ceiling assembly. Further, a vehicle and a method for manufacturing a ceiling assembly to a ceiling of a vehicle are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Wilhelm Burg, John Maranski, Manish Patel, Mario Schuh
  • Patent number: 9147785
    Abstract: A module bracket includes first and second mounting clips (202, 204) that are spaced from each other along the pitch of a roofing surface. An inlet (212) to the first mounting clip (202) faces or projects in the general direction that the second mounting clip (204) is spaced from the first mounting clip (202). An inlet (212) to the second mounting clip (204) faces or projects in the general direction that the first mounting clip (202) is spaced from the second mounting clip (204). A second module flange (134) of a first photovoltaic module (120) is slid into the first mounting clip (202) of the module bracket. A first module flange (128) of a second photovoltaic module (120) is slid into the second mounting clip (204) of this same module bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. M. Haddock, Dustin M. M. Haddock
  • Patent number: 9126547
    Abstract: A cover member of a vehicle body outer panel coupling part covers a step portion with a height difference that is just the thickness of a sheet thickness, by overlapping a roof side rail outer panel, which has a surface that continues to a surface of a vehicle body, on a center pillar outer panel, which has the surface. The cover member comprises: a cover body that is attached to a coupling recess, and is obtained by mixing a magnetic power with a thermoplastic resin; and an adhesive resin layer that is applied to an attachment surface that forms an inner surface facing the center pillar outer panel and the roof side rail outer panel of the cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasunori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9109354
    Abstract: A modular structure formed by panels is disclosed, having a center compartment and first and second side compartments coupled to the opposing sides of the center compartment. Each panel of the modular structure is joined to each respective adjacent panel via a panel joining assembly to substantially prevent moisture from entering the modular structure. An upper roof panel coupled to the center compartment is joined to first and second lower roof panels coupled to the first side compartment and the second side compartment, respectively, via first structural joining assemblies so that the upper roof panel is elevated relative to the first and second lower roof panels to substantially prevent moisture from entering the modular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: University of Dayton
    Inventors: Elias Toubia, Danny Tilton
  • Patent number: 9010066
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods (e.g., “utilities”) for use in mounting molding members (e.g., trim, baseboards, etc.) onto and over interfaces between building components (e.g., drywall, studs, framing members, etc.) in a manner that eliminates or at least reduces the need for driving fasteners through the outside surface of the molding members and thus eliminates many of the problems and inefficiencies associated with existing manners of mounting molding members onto building components. At least some of the disclosed utilities include use of a connection member that is configured (e.g., sized) to be disposed or received in a groove of a framing member (e.g., door or window jamb, interconnect member, etc.) or a molding member. The other of the framing member and molding member may include a projecting member that is configured to be received in the groove and engage with a fastening apparatus of the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Easy Frame, LLC
    Inventor: Roar Sand
  • Patent number: 9010056
    Abstract: An assembly (10) secures to a structure (80) a panel or two juxtaposed panels (11, 12) each having a joining flange (15) in association with an edge thereof defining a longitudinal axis of the panel. The joining flanges are fastened by at least one securing element (16) that may include or have associated therewith a respective retaining member (30). For each securing element (16), a respective support element (20) is fixedly mounted to the structure and configured for slidably supporting the panels in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis. Each support element (20) supports opposing side walls (22, 23) forming a channel (24) dimensioned for free sliding therein of the respective securing element (16) or associated retaining member, and each panel is supported by the at least one securing element without applying lateral pressure to the side walls (22, 23) of the respective support element (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Dan-Pal
    Inventor: Micha Ben David
  • Patent number: 8984843
    Abstract: A dome cover supporter is capable of improving durability of a product and extending a life span thereof by preventing roof panels from protruding upwardly by supporting a dome cover used in a storage tank, achieving resistance against a load by decreasing surface roughness, and extending a life span by preventing gaskets from being exposed to ultraviolet rays. The dome cover supporter includes a supporter including supporter main body formed in a vertical direction, a base formed in lower portion of the supporter main body to support the supporter main body against the ground, and horizontal extending pieces bent in an upper portion of the supporter main body to be extended; and a fixing member fastened to an upper portion of the supporter to maintain a seal by fixing and pressing roof panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Koo Hyun Tak
  • Patent number: 8966847
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Kessler, David M. Neill, Thomas J. Bobonick, Shawn P. Dockry, Ronald N. Kessler
  • Patent number: 8955290
    Abstract: A composite sandwich structure comprises a core sandwiched between composite laminate facesheets. The core includes a plurality of core sections spliced together at joints that incorporate integral features for arresting the propagation of irregularities in the facesheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles R. Saff, John H. Fogarty, Haozhong Gu, Terry D. Richardson, Kevin M. Retz
  • Patent number: 8938924
    Abstract: Metal panel standing seam roof recovers installed over existing metal panel standing seam roof. The metal panel standing seam roof recover system comprises a plurality of recover panel clips mounted to the existing roof and a recover attached to the recover panel clips. The recover panel clips are arranged in linear arrays running along the pitch of the existing roof. The recover panel clips are mounted to the cover panels by a clip fastener extending through a cover sidelap or through a shoulder adjacent a cover sidelap formed in the standing seam metal panels of the existing roof. The recover comprises a plurality of elongated metal recover panels having upstanding sides defining lateral edges with a trough therebetween. The recover panels are interconnected along adjacent lateral edges by sidelaps formed on the recover panel clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Charles L. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8887464
    Abstract: The subject invention provides for metal panel roof recover systems which are installed over an existing roof. The existing roof has a support frame which includes an array of spaced purlins running horizontally through the roof and a plurality of interconnected metal panels that are mounted vertically across the array of purlins. The roof recover system comprises individual panel clips, elongated panel clips, and a metal cover. The individual clips are arranged in linear arrays running vertically across the purlins and are mounted to the purlins through the panels of the existing roof. The elongated continuous panel clips extend vertically across and are mounted to adjacent purlins through the panels of the existing roof. The metal cover is attached to the clips and comprises a plurality of metal panels interconnected by vertical standing seams formed on the clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Charles L. Smith, Jr.
  • 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: 8839582
    Abstract: The wainscot wall panel system may comprise a plurality of panels which are mounted to a wall. The plurality of panels are mounted to the wall with a plurality of horizontal joints including but not limited to a bottom edge joint and a top edge joint and one or more intermediate or middle horizontal joints. Each of the joints are attached to the wall and used to mount the panel to the wall. In particular, the joints may have panels which mechanically receive the panels so that no adhesive or chemical attachment methods are necessary in order to mount the panels to the wall. This reduces the exposure of toxic chemicals to the occupants of the building and permits air to flow behind the panels, thereby mitigating the creation of mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Charbel Tannious Aboukhalil
  • Patent number: 8813441
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is a mount for a pitched roof. The mount comprises a fastening plate. The fastening plate includes at least one support extending upwardly from the fastening plate to support a pair of mounting surfaces a predetermined distance above the pitched roof. At least a portion of the fastening plate extends laterally from the one or more supports. The pair of mounting surfaces is configured to support at least one photovoltaic panel. The mount further includes a clamp housing between the pair of mounting surfaces and receives a clamp. The clamp comprises a pair of laterally extending clamp plates and at least one clamp stabilizer configured to prevent the clamp plate from tilting when the clamping force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: DynoRaxx, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Rizzo
  • Patent number: 8793951
    Abstract: An anchoring clip system that includes an anchoring clip that has a top flange portion and a base flange that can be connect to a substructure, and a cap member designed to be inserted over a portion of the roof panels so as to secure the roof panels to the anchoring clip. The anchoring clip system can optionally be designed to allow for fluid flow through or on one or more components of the anchoring clip system. The anchoring clip system can optionally include a locking crown that improves the wind uplift resistance of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Resso, George Jones, Ron Nelson, Michael Huber, John Pierson
  • 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: 8695307
    Abstract: The invention falls within the field of the securing of protective strips covering the ridge or hip regions of a metal roof with standing seams. More specifically, the invention relates to a double tab metal fastener for securing a ridge strap or hip strap on a metal roof covering of the type with a standing seam, comprising:—a first tab (1) forming at one of its ends a hook (2) intended to be secured to the standing seam;—a second tab (3) forming at one of its ends a hook (4) intended to accept an edge of the ridge or hip strap; the two tabs being articulated about an axis (5) allowing their respective rotation in a plane intended to lie substantially parallel to the plane of the roof. This double tab represents a retaining system that can be used for ridging and hipping, which is easy to fit, without any through-fasteners, thus guaranteeing perfect sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Umicore
    Inventors: Christophe Bissery, Frédéric Marcon
  • 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: 8590235
    Abstract: An anchoring clip system that includes an anchoring clip that has a top flange portion and a base flange that can be connect to a substructure, and a cap member designed to be inserted over a portion of the roof panels so as to secure the roof panels to the anchoring clip. The anchoring clip system can optionally be designed to allow for fluid flow through or on one or more components of the anchoring clip system. The anchoring clip system can optionally include a locking crown that improves the wind uplift resistance of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Resso, George Jones, Ron Nelson, Mike Huber, John Pierson
  • Patent number: 8572912
    Abstract: A cover profile (1) for floors for adaptation to different applications is described, having at least one cover flange (10), having a fastening attachment (9), which divides the cover flange (10) into two legs (12, 13), on the bottom side of the cover flange (10), and having at least one bending groove (14), which is parallel to the profile axis, on the bottom side of at least one of the legs (12, 13), which are preferably of different widths. In order to provide advantageous design conditions, it is proposed that the cover flange (10) carry a coating (11), which forms a film hinge (16), on its outer side opposite to the fastening attachment (9) in the area of the bending groove (14), and the two leg sections on both sides of the bending groove (14) be supported against one another by a hinge block (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Franz Neuhofer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8572919
    Abstract: A flooring system and a divider for use therewith. The divider transitions between a first and second flooring and includes a first member and a second member that are snap-fittingly engageable with each other. A protrusion from the first member is received in a recess in the second member. The protrusion has a curved terminal end which enables the first member to pivot relative to the second member. In a first position a lower surface of the first member is parallel to a lower surface of the second member. In a second position, the lower surface of the first member is angled relative to the lower surface of the second member. A second protrusion extends outwardly from the first member and into a second recess in the second member. The first member includes a flange which extends laterally outwardly beyond a side surface of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Neill, Daniel A. Kessler, Ronald N. Kessler
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130104483
    Abstract: A system configured to anchor a cover plate over an interface formed between substantially coplanar substrates includes a sleeve capable of being anchored in a first substrate; a spring located in the sleeve; a post located in communication with the spring; and a fastener secured onto the post. A head of the post is located in the sleeve, and an end of the post opposite the head of the post extends out of the sleeve to receive the fastener. The fastener is secured onto the post over the cover plate located on the first substrate such that the cover plate extends over the interface formed between the first and second substrates when they are positioned to be substantially coplanar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Emseal Joint Systems Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130061548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transition element (5) formed of an elongated profile, having at its lower surface two first longitudinally-extending adhesive strips, each first strip being adhesive on its surface opposite to the profile, wherein each first strip is obtained by longitudinal folding of a sheet having a second strip glued against the profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: DINAC
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Plenet, Michel Gergonne
  • Patent number: 8341909
    Abstract: The Profiled rail system (1) serves for bridging expansion joints, cavities and as an edging of floor coverings (3). System (1) has at least one web (9) aligned substantially parallel to the floor covering (3), which web (9) engages displaceably in a pocket (10). Pocket (10) is formed by a cover plate (13) overlapping the web (9) and a base plate (14) under the web (9). Pocket (10) is configured in at least two parts (11, 12). The first part (11) forms cover plate (13). The second part (12) forms base plate (14). The first part (11) and the second part (12) are held together. In a first embodiment, a undercut web (20) holds the parts together by a click connection. In a second embodiment, the parts are held together by at least one screw (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Herm. Friedr. Kuenne GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Frank Sondermann
  • Patent number: 8322101
    Abstract: Disclosed is a roofing system including an anchored seam, the system including a roof deck, roof assembly components disposed upwardly adjacent of the roof deck, a first waterproofing membrane disposed upwardly adjacent of the roof assembly components, a second waterproofing membrane, a portion of which being disposed upwardly adjacent of the first waterproofing membrane, the portion of the second waterproofing membrane overlapping a portion of the first waterproofing to create a seam region between the first waterproofing membrane and the second waterproofing membrane, a termination bar including a convexity away from the roof deck disposed upwardly adjacent of the second waterproofing membrane in the seam region, and a mechanical fastener extending through the termination bar, the fastener being long enough to extend from the termination bar, wherein the mechanical fastener and the termination bar anchor the seam region to the roof deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 7926236
    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: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Konvin Associates Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Moshe Konstantin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100287870
    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: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Frank Sondermann
  • Publication number: 20100263312
    Abstract: A cover plate system for a gap (15) between two structural members (10, 20) is provided. The system includes an elongated cover (30) that extends across the gap (15) from a first structural member (10) to a second, spaced-apart structural member (20). The cover plate system further includes damped spring anchors (40) for engaging the cover plate (30) to an underlying structural member (10) and dampers (50, 60) for absorbing energy imparted to the cover plate (30) by vehicular traffic. The cover plate system minimizes the strain energy that is absorbed by the cover plate (30), which results in less cover plate slapping and bouncing during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Paul Bradford, James Derrigan
  • Patent number: 7797900
    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: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Herm. Friedr. Künne GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Frank Sondermann
  • Patent number: 7788869
    Abstract: A clip assembly secures standing seam skylight or roofing panels to substrates and allows for a full range of movements by the panels while eliminating or reducing frictional noises. The clip assembly may also be used with wall panel systems. The clip assembly includes a first clip member and a second clip member each having an upright member and an upper flange member and a lower flange member extending therefrom. The assembly further includes a gap formed between the upright member of the first clip member and the upright member of the second clip member. In one aspect the clip assembly includes a base which allows the assembly to slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Extech/Exterior Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William P. Voegele, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7784237
    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: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Pergo AG
    Inventor: Oliver Stanchfield
  • Patent number: 7765760
    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: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Konvin Associates Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Moshe Konstantin
  • Publication number: 20100186331
    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: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: DAVID SONDERMANN
  • Patent number: 7748186
    Abstract: A roof or wall panel system that includes a first panel having a first longitudinal seam a second panel having a second longitudinal seam, and a clip assembly that includes a vertical web or webs having a first exterior side and a second exterior side. The vertical web or webs and is/are provided between the first and second longitudinal seams. Also included is at least one spacer element that is provided between the first and second longitudinal seams. The at least one spacer element has at least one portion having a thickness that is greater than a distance between the first exterior side and the second exterior side of the vertical web or webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Extech/Exterior Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William P. Voegele, Jr.