Facer Back Abuts And Conceals Frame Patents (Class 52/483.1)
  • Patent number: 10125485
    Abstract: A system and method for a modular structure system is illustrated. The system includes a plurality of posts and beams. The posts are vertically oriented to define a space. The plurality of posts includes a mating aperture. A beam is included to span the distance between the posts. The beam includes a mating stud protruding out from the beam and configured to pass through the mating apertures of the plurality of posts. An anchor is in communication with the plurality of posts to secure each into a desired position. Siding is coupled to the plurality of posts and the beams to restrict access between the plurality of posts. The location of the beams is interchangeable between the plurality of posts so as to adjust the layout of the space without moving the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Russell Bergeron
  • Patent number: 10030387
    Abstract: Disclosed is a suspended ceiling system, a securing member, and process of installing a patterned suspended ceiling system. The suspended ceiling system includes a grid system having first members and second members, and at least one substrate which extends below the grid system. The at least one substrate has an exposed surface and a concealed surface, and the at least one substrate has first sides and second sides which extend between the exposed surface and the concealed surface. Securing members attach to the concealed surface proximate the first sides, and the securing members have grid engagement members which secure the at least one substrate to the grid system. The securing members cooperate with the first members and the second members of the grid system to properly position the substrate and the spacing between adjacent at least one substrates is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Nathan J. Baxter, James R. Waters
  • Patent number: 9856644
    Abstract: A reconfigurable modular partition system having a plurality of different types of interchangeable (wall or ceiling) modules with different types of compatible connection components, each connection component being configured to align with another connection component at an interface to form an interface connection (e.g., channel) for securing the connection components together with one or more universal connection interface members. The interface is configured for on-demand reconfiguration without laborious alteration to aspects of the partition system, modules, and components thereof. Reconfiguration of modules is facilitated by removing the universal connection interface member from the channel, thereby releasing the attachment mechanism and allowing rearrangement of the module(s). Replacement of the universal connection interface member secures the reconfigured modules in place in the rearranged partition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, LTD
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens F. Smed, Patrick John Harris
  • Patent number: 9771715
    Abstract: An acoustic dampening dual-stud construction member is disclosed herein. The dual-stud construction member is composed of two single studs adhered to each other with an acoustic dampening material and spaced a fixed distance apart from each other as a single unitary member which may be used in building construction. Walls having a high sound transmission coefficient may be quickly and easily assembled using the unitary member composed of two studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jon Sessler, Michael Sessler
  • Patent number: 9631385
    Abstract: A convertible floor panel assembly incorporates a metal wire mesh subfloor and a polymer deck overlying the wire mesh subfloor. A plurality of alignment heads project from an underside of the polymer deck, and are designed to extend through respective mesh openings defined by the wire mesh subfloor. A plurality of panel retainers engage respective alignment heads, and are adapted for removably attaching the wire mesh subfloor and the polymer deck together. The floor panel assembly is thereby convertible between a substantially open-surface sound permeable safety structure and a continuous solid-surface structure for increased floor load capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Brian O. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9309671
    Abstract: A structural panel includes a rigid foam core, a spray foam on an exterior surface of the rigid foam core, and a first outer skin on the spray foam. The rigid foam core includes a tongue portion along a first longitudinal side face and a groove portion along a second longitudinal side face. A second outer skin is also on the spray foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Van Sloun, John F. Budinscak, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150121792
    Abstract: Cavity walls include fasteners that provide a thermal break. A cavity wall assembly includes a support structure, insulation, and an outer wythe. The insulation is mounted on the support structure. The outer wythe is spaced apart from the insulation, such that a cavity is formed between the insulation and the outer wythe. A tie is attached to the outer wythe. A fastener extends through a portion of the tie, through the insulation, and into the support structure to attach the tie to the support structure. The fastener provides a thermal break between the support structure and the tie. At least a portion of the thermal break is disposed within a width of the insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin J. Spoo, Neil Robert Hettler, Herbert Ray Slone, William Anthony Kunkler, Matthew Gawryla, William James Ramsey
  • Patent number: 9016013
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing fire protection of curtain wall anchors mounted on the undersides of the building floors including a fire protective housing surrounding the anchor and attached to the floor for enhancing protection from exposure to fire as well as flames and heat. The apparatus can include a housing defining a containment chamber with a upper opening formed of molded mineral wool with an intumescent paper insert positioned therewithin, and a wire frame backing and a molded plastic cover extending therearound. The apparatus is attachable to a floor underside with the protective chamber thereof surrounding a curtain wall anchor assembly attached to the floor underside for fire protection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Specified Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Stahl, Jr., James P. Stahl, Sr., David Augello, Paul Gandolfo
  • Patent number: 9010057
    Abstract: A panel includes a core and a layer of adhesive on top of a core of the panel. A release liner covers the layer of adhesive. The release liner includes segments configured so that any of the segments can be selectively individually removed, exposing corresponding sections of the layer of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Brian K. Trebor-MacConnell, James D. Ablan, Mark J. Libardoni
  • Publication number: 20150096251
    Abstract: A façade (100) comprising at least one façade panel (112) having a front face (131) and a rear face (113) and at least two panel support elements (108). Each panel support element (108) comprises a first arm (110), a second arm (109) wherein at least a portion of the second arm (109) is attached to the rear face (113) of the façade panel (112). The panel support element (108) also comprising at least two panel retaining elements (101), each comprising a first flange (104) and a channel 106, wherein at least a portion of the second arm (109) of the panel support element (108) is restrained within the channel (106) and each panel retaining element (101) is attached to a building structural substrate (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Jeremy McCandless, James Gleeson
  • Patent number: 8997425
    Abstract: A wall panel system and method is disclosed. The wall panel system for covering an unfinished wall including one or more studs, includes a first sheet, a second sheet, and a first stud cover. The first sheet has a length, a width, a first edge, and a second edge. The second sheet is attached perpendicular to the first sheet at the second edge. The first stud cover is attached perpendicular to the first sheet at the first edge and the first stud cover includes a base with a first side and a second side, a first leg attached perpendicular to the base at the first side, and a second leg attached perpendicular to the base at the second side and wherein the first leg and second leg are parallel. Additional wall panel systems are also disclosed. In addition, storage units may be secured to the stud covers and the underlying studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Helen Bickmore
  • Patent number: 8984838
    Abstract: An improved panel system and installation process for maintaining panel contact on all four edges of its perimeter, while simultaneously maintaining full planar bearing suspension of the panel weight. A plurality of moldings are provided in varying combinations, and in particular for engaging each of the installed panels upon its outside edge corners, as opposed to by the panel ends, in order to provide engagement through a compressive force which does not pull the panel apart, rather acts to keep the panel together while under stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert B. Bordener
  • Publication number: 20150052840
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MOTO Extrusions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Beaty, Daniel Gomez, Daniel Townsend
  • Patent number: 8955267
    Abstract: A mounting support for a photovoltaic module is described. The mounting support includes a pedestal having a surface adaptable to receive a flat side of a photovoltaic module laminate. A hole is disposed in the pedestal, the hole adaptable to receive a bolt or a pin used to couple the pedestal to the flat side of the photovoltaic module laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Wexler, Jonathan Botkin, Matthew Culligan, Adam Detrick
  • Patent number: 8955276
    Abstract: The raised flooring apparatus and system may be used to construct a raised floor directly onto joists while accommodating commonly accepted building practices utilizing 16? and 24? center to center joist spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Steven James Wall, Lenny J McCall
  • Patent number: 8938926
    Abstract: Prior art rolled T-beams used in horizontal grids in suspended ceilings, serve as vertical studs in a grid that supports wallboard in a liner for a structural wall. A horizontal strut extends along, and is connected to, the studs, to unite the studs and the strut to form the vertical grid. The grid is braced from the structural wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Worthington Armstrong Venture
    Inventors: Brett W. Sareyka, William J. Platt
  • Patent number: 8938927
    Abstract: Insulated metal panel siding system for a structure comprising elongated base members and elongated insulated metal panels. The base member is installed along the base of wall framing for the structure and extends across at least two vertical frame members in the wall framing. The base members has a profile running laterally along the upper side thereof. The insulated metal panel is installed on the wall framing running horizontally across the vertical frame members and abutting the base member. The panel has a rigid foam core, an interior metal facing, and an exterior metal facing. The panel also has a profile running laterally along the lower side thereof. The upper profile of the base member and the lower profile of the panel are adapted to allow the base member and the panel to be joined by a tongue-in-groove joint running horizontally across the wall framing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Rick A. Bragg
  • Publication number: 20150020468
    Abstract: A cleanroom wall panel system is provided for defining the perimeter or interior divisions of a cleanroom. The system includes a plurality of elongate retainer elements, which are mounted to wall studs, and a plurality of wall panels with hook portions configured to engage the elongate retainer elements. The retainer elements and/or wall panels may be oriented at either of two different orientations, and further are designed to accommodate some variations in the positioning of the components relative to one another, which facilitates assembly of the wall panel assembly. Each wall panel's weight is supported, either directly or indirectly, by a floor surface located below the wall panel, so that the hook portions are used primarily to secure the wall panels against the retainer elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Benjamin D. Wickstrom
  • Patent number: 8910428
    Abstract: A roof panel system for use with a portable building is described herein. The portable building includes a support frame including a first wall plate, an opposite second wall plate, and a ridge beam positioned above the first and second wall plates. The ridge beam and the first and second wall plates extend between the first end wall and the second end wall along a longitudinal axis. The roof panel system includes a first panel assembly adapted to be coupled between the ridge beam and the first wall plate and a second panel assembly adapted to be coupled between the ridge beam and the second wall plate. Each of the first and second panel assemblies includes a plurality of pre-assembled, modular roof panels that are adapted to be coupled together to form the first panel assembly and second panel assembly, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The ShedQuarters, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Rule, Gregg Wallner, James Aikman
  • Publication number: 20140360110
    Abstract: A protective structure for tables comprises an external frame placed around the table defining a security distance between the external frame and the table, and the protective structure further comprises protecting means including at least one beam blocker, said at least one beam blocker being preferably placed vertically on said external frame. The protective structure permits isolation of the optical table from vibrations, heat and/or air flow produced by other equipment used during the experiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Xavier Menino Pizarro
  • Patent number: 8898983
    Abstract: A waffle slab interlocking wall, including slab columns, slab beams, and interlocking building blocks. At least one interlocking building block is embedded in a space enclosed by at least one slab column and at least two slab beams or by at least two slab columns and at least one slab beam. The interlocking building block includes an external faceplate and an internal faceplate which are spliced by a connecting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Liming Fu
  • Patent number: 8887459
    Abstract: Provided are systems and components for modular wall assembly. The components include horizontal tracks, vertical studs, and floor tracks that have engagement means for assembling the components together into a frame structure. Horizontal tracks and floor tracks have portions for mourning a wall module such as a wall panel unit, bookshelf unit, or cabinet. The horizontal tracks, vertical studs, and floor studs may be CNC cut from a CAD file for precision alignment between interlocking components. The modular wall assembly systems provide for ease of construction and flexibility in designing the layout of an interior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8881479
    Abstract: A system for assembling a pre-engineered building with a monolithic vapor retarder to control the formation of condensation on the walls. The system allows for numerous different combinations of insulation thickness, different kinds of walls, inside vapor retarders in different rigid panels, different facings or membranes. The system further provides for finished inside surfaces with high thermal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard R. McClure
  • Publication number: 20140311064
    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: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: MOTO EXTRUSIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brent Beaty, Daniel Gomez, Daniel Townsend
  • Publication number: 20140305063
    Abstract: The present invention provides a panel assembly for a wall of a prefabricated building and a method of constructing the panel assembly. In the present invention, the simple assembly and construction operation renders it possible to enhance the workability in a construction site, thus reducing the cost of labor. Further, the panel assembly is simple and elegant, thus satisfying the aesthetic sense of users. In addition, the panel assembly is scientifically designed so that it can be precisely constructed. The functional structure of the panel assembly can maximize the waterproofing effect while minimizing the generation of noise. Furthermore, because the panel assembly is made of aluminum material, the reduced weight thereof facilitates the processing operation and transportation. Also, the panel assembly reliably resists ultraviolet rays and rainwater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Sung Gen Kim
  • Publication number: 20140290167
    Abstract: A cladding reinforcement system and method for attaching a cladding material to a substructure are provided in this disclosure. The cladding reinforcement system utilizes a cladding reinforcement anchor to provide a large surface area for resisting the forces in high wind applications. In some implementations, the cladding reinforcement anchor has a flat front surface that is adapted to be fastened to the cladding panel. The front surface of the cladding reinforcement anchor is sufficiently flat so that it can be sandwiched between two cladding panels without creating any visible space between the cladding panels. In some other implementations, the cladding reinforcement anchor includes a web having first and second spaced apart edges configured to define a predetermined width for locating the cladding reinforcement anchor against an upper edge of a cladding panel. Fixing indicators can be located on the flat front surface to provide targets for nails or other fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: JAMES HARDIE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Steve Twin, Hugues Delie, Kevin O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20140290168
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for insulating a structure. A method for insulating a structure may include providing a frame that comprises a plurality of frame members coupled together. Sheathing panels may be coupled to the frame members such that adjacent sheathing panels abut and directly contact each other at an interface to form a wall having a front surface and a rear surface. A spray insulation material may be applied to the front surface of the wall such that the insulation material forms a substantially continuous insulation layer atop the front surface and such that the insulation material directly contacts the interface between adjacent sheathing panels to restrict passage of air between the adjacent panels to at or below 0.2 L/m2/s at a differential pressure across the wall of 75 Pa. The insulation layer may provide an R value of at least 5, or in some embodiments at least 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ames Kulprathipanja, Ralph Michael Fay
  • Publication number: 20140260039
    Abstract: A ceiling construction and method for supporting an upper level of structure using sandwich panels having insulative cores. The ceiling construction has a lower level wall sandwich panel and an upper level wall sandwich panel, each of which with two outer layers and a core separating the outer layers and an upper level wall sandwich panel. Adhered to the lower level wall sandwich panel is a beam configured to support the upper level of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ulrich Schwartau
  • Publication number: 20140260040
    Abstract: A fail-safe wall anchor for cavity walls includes a wingnut including receptors for receiving pintles of a veneer tie. Thermally insulative material is provided to inhibit transfer of heat from the veneer tie to the wall anchor. Back up structure is provided in the event the thermally insulative material fails to maintain the structural connection between the wall anchor and the veneer tie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
  • Patent number: 8833017
    Abstract: A rapid hanging curtain wall unit for a wall assembling structure includes a wall structure, at least one curtain wall plate, and multiple connecting units. The wall structure has a base and a supporting apparatus mounted in the base. The at least one curtain wall plate has a back surface and multiple positioning holes which are formed in the back surface and separately and horizontally arranged in positions adjacent to an upper edge and a lower edge of the back surface. The multiple connecting units are respectively mounted in the multiple positioning holes. Each one of the at least one curtain wall plate can be hung in the supporting apparatus of the wall structure by the multiple connecting units easily and rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Rong-Jun Huang
  • Patent number: 8833021
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exterior wall decorative foam panel made of foam and manufactured into a board, and plural decorative exterior wall panels are combined and mounted onto a surface of an interior wall. The exterior wall panel includes a decorative surface, a mounting surface, a plurality of drainage structures, a first embedding slot, a first embedding block, a second embedding slot and a second embedding block. The decorative surface and the mounting surface are disposed on both sides of the board respectively, and the drainage structures are connected adjacent to one another and protruded from the mounting surface. Each drainage structure includes a water collection part and a ditch part assembled into a substantially Y-shape for enhancing the overall strength and providing a good drainage effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mospen Products Company
    Inventor: Chason Yen
  • Patent number: 8826619
    Abstract: A wood-fiberglass hybrid panel door featuring natural wood veneer permanently bonded to at least one side of a fiberglass door. The panel and the stile/rail portions of the fiberglass door skin for bonding wood veneers can be either one-piece compression molded construction or can be separately compression molded pieces joined together by mechanical or chemical methods. The two pieces of door skins are used to make a fiberglass door first. Wood veneer is then bonded to at least one side of the said fiberglass door through the use of a vacuum press. Wood raised molding or flush sticking is applied around the veneered panel to cover the veneer edges on the panel and/or stiles/rails. Wood raised molding or flush sticking is fixed to the door by mechanical or chemical methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: MaxCraft Doors, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhihua Cai
  • Patent number: 8813452
    Abstract: Mechanical clips and pier cap assemblies are provided that may be used to construct solar panel mounting frames. The assemblies include a pier cap that is configured to be attached to a top portion of a pier, which includes an opening and a flange stop. The flange stop is configured to support a solar panel mounting frame member. The assemblies further include a clip that has an aperture and a tab, with the tab being configured to be disposed through the opening in the pier cap. The assemblies further include a bolt and a nut, which are used to secure a solar panel mounting frame member to the pier cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Cablofil, Inc.
    Inventor: Dallas Kellerman
  • Patent number: 8793947
    Abstract: Fire-rated wall construction components and wall systems for use in building construction. Embodiments can include tracks for holding studs which incorporate various geometries capable of receiving fire-retardant material, including but not limited to intumescent material. The fire-retardant material can be attached to the tracks such that the fire-retardant material expands and seals gaps and/or areas between the tracks and wall components such as ceilings, floors, and drywall. Various assemblies and methods can be used to cover the deflection gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventors: Donald A. Pilz, Raymond E. Poliquin, Fernando Hernandez Sesma
  • Patent number: 8789329
    Abstract: A new concept wall system is provided, wherein the Exterior Insulation and Finish System cladding is created using components with no water absorption, a very low vapor permeability and sealing properties, accommodated with an installation technology which extend the materials properties to the assembly, together with bonding and sealing the intersections and terminations, creating a Non-Permissive to water and vapor diffusion, Exterior Insulation and Finish System (NP-EIFS). The present invention relates to an EIFS cladding having two air and vapor barriers, one applied to the substrate, a continuous liquid membrane with sheathing joints sealed to be moisture barrier for inside vapors, and an exterior weather and vapor barrier which is created using closed cell extruded polystyrene insulation boards, special assembled with joints sealed, to create a non-permissive insulation envelope of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Marius Radoane
  • Patent number: 8789338
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for insulating a structure. A method for insulating a structure may include providing a frame that comprises a plurality of frame members coupled together. Sheathing panels may be coupled to the frame members such that adjacent sheathing panels abut and directly contact each other at an interface to form a wall having a front surface and a rear surface. A spray insulation material may be applied to the front surface of the wall such that the insulation material forms a substantially continuous insulation layer atop the front surface and such that the insulation material directly contacts the interface between adjacent sheathing panels to restrict passage of air between the adjacent panels to at or below 0.2 L/m2/s at a differential pressure across the wall of 75 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Ames Kulprathipanja, Ralph Michael Fay
  • Patent number: 8782969
    Abstract: A columbarium having a framework of a plurality of horizontally spaced vertical risers and a plurality of vertically spaced horizontal members defining a plurality of niches arranged in substantially horizontal rows and substantially vertical columns. Each of the horizontal members comprises a front rail connected to a bent plate shelf. A plurality of shutters is removably mounted over the plurality of niches by a concealed mounting system. The concealed mounting system permits the shutters to be movable about three axes of rotation as well as vertically and horizontally with respect to the horizontal members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Eickhof Columbaria Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Eickhof, John K. Eickhof, Ken Bettger
  • Publication number: 20140190105
    Abstract: The invention is a building wall and a method of framing and constructing a building structure such as a dwelling or commercial building, and more particularly a method utilizing engineered, prefabricated panels having insulating qualities and having grooves and channels therein to aid in the framing of the walls, ceiling and floor of the building. The present invention also relates to a building wall assembled according to the method of the present invention. The present invention also relates to a novel insulated panel for use in framing and constructing a building wall for a commercial or residential structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford Eugene Babson
  • Patent number: 8769900
    Abstract: A panel assembly for a building structure including a support frame that is mountable relative to a building substrate, the support frame including a plurality of first members extending in a first direction and at least one member extending in a second direction and overlaying the members in the first direction, at least one sheeting member provided on at least one side of the support frame so that the support frame and the structural sheeting define a zone for a cementitious material, and a layer of cementitious material positioned against the structural sheeting to at least partially fill the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Macholdings (Aust) Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Ian MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8769901
    Abstract: Visible and concealed cladding systems used for attaching laminate panels to building structures are provided. The visible cladding systems comprise tracks and sliding clips to slide the laminate panel into the desired location on the building wall. The concealed cladding systems comprise hanger elements to attach a laminate panel to the building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin Todd, Joe Ramuta
  • Patent number: 8759805
    Abstract: Articles of manufacture and a method of how to utilize the same in order to create a radiation shielding barrier wall assembly. A metal stud and a metal support bar and a metal restraining bar and a prefabricated radiation shielding lead panel whereby the assembly of these components in the manner as directed and in conjunction with commercially available preexisting metal stud components will result in all radiation shielding lead panels overlapping at all interior field joints, and will result in no punctures or damage in any way to the radiation shielding lead created by the attachment method, creating a radiation shielding leak-proof metal stud system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Fred Lambert, David Lambert
  • Patent number: 8745947
    Abstract: A suspended ceiling system is provided comprising at least first and second parallel inverted tee-runners. Each tee-runner comprises a horizontal flange and a vertical web, with the vertical web having at least two spaced openings therein. At least one ceiling panel is associated with the parallel tee-runners. The ceiling panel has opposed side walls and opposed end walls, with a pair of first tabs formed at one end of the ceiling panel and a pair of second tabs formed at the opposite end of the panel. At least one of the first tabs is relatively longer than at least one of the second tabs, and has a length sufficient so that it extends through one of the spaced openings in the web of the first inverted tee-runner and rests on the flange of the first tee-runner, with the second tabs being supported by the flange of the second tee-runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Chicago Metallic Company LLC
    Inventors: Peter G. Jahn, Mark A. Fladeland
  • Patent number: 8739489
    Abstract: A decking system comprises a ledger board for mounting on an upright supporting surface, a beam, a plurality of joists for spanning between the ledger board and the beam, and a plurality of deck boards for spanning across the joists in which all of the components can be mounted to one another by interlocking engagement of various connectors so that no additional fasteners are required for assembly. The components are formed of extruded and molded materials which do not require any maintenance. A railing system and a stair system are also provided which similarly connect by interlocking engagement of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: SIGMA DEK Ltd.
    Inventors: Tory Weber, Brian Boettger, Pierre Harvey, Stephan Lachevrotiere, David Croteau, Francois Parenteau, Paul Girouard, Ken Crockett, Derrick Resler, Gregg Westergard
  • Publication number: 20140144094
    Abstract: A method and a system for fastening an object to a facade comprising at least one supporting wall made in a hard material coated externally with a thermal insulation coat made in a crumbly material, the object being fastened to the wall by means of a fastening member received in an area for receiving a plot made in a hard material arranged in projection out of the wall. The object is fastened to the wall in an indirect way offsetting towards the outside of the façade the area of the plot. The plot is fastened to the wall by a fastening area extending between the wall and the receiving area. The plot is a straight cylinder extending through the insulation coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Matthieu Perrier, Alain Gauthier
  • Patent number: 8733058
    Abstract: Boat cabin construction, which can be built in significantly short time, is low cost and suitable for decorative modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Mehmet Nevres Ulgen
  • Publication number: 20140137497
    Abstract: An insulation panel includes a foam core with a reinforced and vapor-impervious facing disposed on one or both sides of the core. A portion of the facing extends beyond the core and has an adhesive so that the overhanging portion can be secured to an abutting panel to cover a seam between the abutting panels. A fixture for forming the panel includes two heated platens, preferably provided with a textured surface, held apart by a spacer and between which the facing is mechanically suspended. An installation of the insulation panel includes panel-securing elements attached to frame elements of the building and including first and second flanges spaced apart by the thickness of the panel. A portion of the insulation panel is disposed between the first and second flanges, the first flange is secured to the frame element, and a cover panel disposed over the insulation panel is secured to the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Pacific Insulated Panel LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Bahnmiller
  • Publication number: 20140137488
    Abstract: An engine enclosure includes a frame, multiple roof panels, and multiple retainer assemblies. The roof panels are disposed on the frame and include one or more threaded receptacles. The retainer assemblies are configured to releasably secure the roof panels to the frame. The retainer assemblies include a clamp, and a threaded fastener. The clamp includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is disposed adjacent to the frame. The second portion is substantially offset from the first portion and includes an aperture. The threaded fastener is disposed within the aperture and releasably fastened to the threaded receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Solar Turbines Incorporated
    Inventors: Aaron Soucy, Terry Forrest, Brett Thomas, Richard Boister
  • Publication number: 20140137501
    Abstract: A panel includes a core and a layer of adhesive on top of a core of the panel. A release liner covers the layer of adhesive. The release liner includes segments configured so that any of the segments can be selectively individually removed, exposing corresponding sections of the layer of adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Brian K. Trebor-MacConnell, James D. Ablan, Mark J. Libardoni
  • Patent number: 8720155
    Abstract: A system and method used in residential and commercial construction of floors, ceilings and roofs, where a beam and hanger together support a joist/rafter to which sheathing is applied. Hanger design features include bendable stiffeners that provide pinching structural support for opposing sides of an engineered wood I-joist web after the joist/rafter is seated into the bridge of the hanger, providing a superior structural interface connection, less material cost, and no contact between the hanger and sheathing which reduces unwanted noise in finished construction. Additional strengthening of the structural/load-bearing interface between the joist/rafter and beam may include selected horizontally-extending dato, groove, cut, or other detail formed in the support beams during their manufacture/milling and rearwardly-extending protections on the hanger configured to engage the detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Glenn Robell
  • Publication number: 20140123584
    Abstract: A wall panel assembly includes at least one panel made from a steel sheet having a plurality of rear extending lateral edge flanges forming an enclosure and including a front surface. A cleat disposed within the formed enclosure includes a cleat body having a slot that is engageable with a support structure that is fixedly attachable to a wall. The support structure includes a plurality of engagement members that are releasably engageable in the at least one slot of the cleat. The support structure can be formed from a series of linear interconnectable sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: INTELLIPROPLIST LLC
    Inventors: Wallace A. Krapf, Christian Q. Krapf, Artem G. Sivak