Including Clip-type Fastener Patents (Class 52/489.1)
  • Patent number: 11199007
    Abstract: In one aspect of a tile and support structure, a support structure may be engaged with a top portion of a pedestal. The support structure may be formed with a generally vertical spine having at least one rail extending outward from a distal end thereof. The spine and rail(s) may be configured to secure one or more tiles, which tiles may be formed with a groove on at least one edge thereof, and wherein one or more rails may be positioned within the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: MBRICO, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. McManus, Jason McManus, Nicholas McManus
  • Patent number: 11177526
    Abstract: A battery housing for a vehicle driven by an electric motor comprises a housing part and a cover part for closing the housing part. A trough-like structure of the housing part is formed by a peripheral wall and a base. A compartment structure, formed by at least one longitudinal strut and at least one transverse strut connected to the longitudinal strut, for holding battery modules is inserted into the trough-like structure. The compartment structure comprises tolerance-compensating elements for compensating tolerances of the struts and/or of the internal dimensions of the trough-like structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KIRCHHOFF AUTOMOTIVE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Günther
  • Patent number: 11021208
    Abstract: A braking system includes a vehicle having a front brake and a rear brake. The system includes a moveable structure connected to a rear brake. The rear brake may be a hydraulic brake. When the rear brake is actuated, the moveable structure moves. The movement of the structure pressurizes hydraulic fluid in a tube which actuates a front hydraulic brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Syscend, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Michael Riley, Roger Tong
  • Patent number: 10724251
    Abstract: A vertical joint system for substrates is formed with joints and which engaged by relative motion in a direction perpendicular to major surfaces and of the substrate. The joints are configured to enable relative rotation of up to 3 degrees while maintaining engagement of the joints. The joints and are further configured to form two locking planes one on each of the inner and outer most sides of the joint. Engagement about the locking planes is provided by transverse outward extending surfaces. At least one surface in each pair of engaging surfaces is smoothly curved. The joints and can be further arranged to provide a third locking plane parallel to and between the locking planes. The joints are disengaged by combination of a downward rotation of one joint relative the other then application of a downward force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Richard William Kell
  • Patent number: 10619344
    Abstract: Reinforcing hardware for wooden housing is configured by: a strap nut that has a screw portion and a strap portion; a bolt that has a first screw portion that is screwed into the screw portion of the strap nut and a second screw portion on a side opposite the first screw portion; and a nut member that screws onto the second screw portion. A tool engaging portion into which a tip end portion of a tool is able to be inserted and by which the bolt is able to be rotated is formed on at least an end surface on the first screw portion side, and the second screw portion is formed as a screw that turns in a direction opposite the first screw portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Kaoru Taneichi
  • Patent number: 10378217
    Abstract: A method of separating a floorboard material wherein the material has wood fibers oriented essentially in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10260240
    Abstract: A system for mounting wall panels to an existing wall, includes adjustment support members to be secured either directly or indirectly to an existing wall; connecting panels for connecting together spaced apart adjustment support members, with each connecting panel adapted to support a wall panel thereon; each adjustment support member including a central platform wall, and two U-shaped tracks extending along opposite side edges thereof, each U-shaped track including an upper exposed surface arranged parallel to the existing wall when the adjustment support member is secured to the existing wall and first and second end walls extending at orthogonally from opposite sides of the upper exposed surface so as to define a channel therebetween; and each connecting panel including a main panel wall and two opposite slide walls extending from opposite side edges of the main panel wall to be positioned in the channel for sliding movement therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 10253507
    Abstract: A system for mounting wall panels to an existing wall, includes a base assembly adapted to be secured to the existing wall; a wall panel securement arrangement adapted to be secured to a wall panel; and an adjustment arrangement for adjustably securing the securement arrangement to the base assembly at a position with three degrees of freedom, the adjustment arrangement including a sliding member slidably received in the base support for movement in a first lengthwise direction of the base support and in a second transverse direction of the base support, the sliding member including two parallel, spaced apart capture walls extending from a central member thereof, and the adjustment positioning member includes an adjustment plate positioned adjustably between the capture walls for adjustment in a direction orthogonal to the first and second directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 10214916
    Abstract: A covering of rectangular or square panels laid to form an assembly is disclosed, wherein the panels are arranged in a chequerboard pattern such that butt joints between the panels cross one another. Each panel has, at its border sides, grooves and tongues for horizontal locking and vertical locking with adjacent panels. The tongues for vertical locking are arranged on two adjacent border sides. The grooves for vertical locking are arranged on the other two adjacent border sides. One of the two tongues is fixed and the other tongue is movable. The panel to be laid first engages below the second panel to be laid subsequently for horizontal locking. For vertical locking, a locking edge is arranged on the first panel and a movable tongue, which can be displaced behind the locking edge, is arranged on the second panel, wherein each of the two tongues fits into each of the grooves for the vertical locking of such a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Guido Schulte
    Inventor: Guido Schulte
  • Patent number: 10202762
    Abstract: Window or curtain wall assemblies and concealed window fastening assemblies are disclosed. Each window panel includes two layers of glass or other material separated by a spacing mullion, which lines the perimeter of the window panel to create a sealed chamber. The depth of the sealed chamber between the two layers is variable to accommodate either thermal requirements, vertical and horizontal structural loads, or both. The chamber reduces heat loss due to convection allowing it to outperform current double or triple glazing window walls. Each chamber can connect through tubes to allow for air or gas transfer to enhance thermal performance and create the potential for other functional and aesthetic effects. When the window panels are assembled, the latching mechanism structurally unifies each panel to become a single monolithic surface that can also account for thermal expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Darius Sollohub, Ha Pham
  • Patent number: 9995041
    Abstract: A connecting means for connecting two corrugated sheets firmly to each other is made of a thin metal sheet folded into two portions; one portion is shorter than the other portion and is parallel to one part of the second portion, forming a gap between the folded portions that fits the thickness of the corrugated sheets. A threaded hole is made in the other part of the second portion of the connecting means adapted to accept a fastening screw. The connecting means may be placed over an edge of one corrugated sheet, another corrugated sheet is placed over the one corrugated sheet and a fastening screw is inserted through concentric holes made in the two corrugated sheets and is firmly fastened in the threaded hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PALRAM INDUSTRIES (1990) LTD
    Inventor: Boaz Shoham
  • Patent number: 9896849
    Abstract: A wall siding system that utilizes the same primary hardware (e.g. bottom rail and short clip) for mounting panels to a surface can be used to mount the panels in a lapped horizontal configuration, flush horizontal configuration or a flush vertical configuration. This greatly simplifies manufacturing of the hardware and yet allows for three different configurations. Additionally, the same finishing hardware (e.g. top cap, trim cleat and edge trim) may be used to hide one or more pieces of the primary hardware. The wall siding system may be mounted indoors or outdoors because the wall siding system allows for water trapped behind the panels to drain out and air out so that water is not trapped behind the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Charbel Tannious Aboukhalil
  • Patent number: 9813015
    Abstract: A solar power system may include rails, solar modules, and a plurality of clamps to secure the solar modules to the rails. An end clamp may be partially disposed inside a rail at an end of the rail. The end clamp may secure a solar module to the rail by coupling to the frame of the solar module. The end clamp may include a fastener that may be tightened to engage the end clamp and secure the solar module by holding it on top of the rail. The end clamp may establish an electrical grounding connection between the frame of the solar module and the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SUNPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Paul Kapla, Kyle Donald Feldmann, Dylan Benjamin
  • Patent number: 9670680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the sector of building materials, and more specifically, to a floor connector and a floor with the floor connector. The floor connector includes a first connecting part and a second connecting part used to connect floors, and a supporting part arranged between the bottom surface of the first connecting part and the upper surface of the second connecting part for the purpose of supporting the first connecting part and the second connecting part. The floor includes a main body, a floor pedestal arranged under the main body, and a floor connector used to connect the main body and the floor pedestal. In this solution, the floor can be arranged without a keel, thereby significantly reducing the labor intensity during floor installation. Consisting of three parts, the floor features lightweight and simplification of installation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Weiping Jiang
  • Patent number: 9650791
    Abstract: An integrated fiber cement and foam cladding system is provided that incorporates foam or similar light weight material to improve the insulation capacity of the cladding system. The system includes at least a fiber cement layer and a foam layer disposed on the backside of the fiber cement layer. The system improves the R-value of the building, a measure of the building's resistance to transferring heat or thermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Dawn Cole, George Elizarraras, Hui Li, Kevin O'Leary, Sean O'Leary
  • Patent number: 9476207
    Abstract: A panel, with a horizontally and vertically active locking system, which allows two of such floor panels to be connected to each other at their sides by providing one of these floor panels, by means of a downward movement. The vertically active locking element comprises a locking element in the form of an insert and comprises at least a pivotable lock-up body and an attachment portion. The pivotable lock-up body and the attachment portion, in the non-coupled condition, horizontally extend at least for a part underneath each other and maintain a vertical mutual distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Mark Cappelle, Pieter Devos
  • Patent number: 9470000
    Abstract: An exterior structure includes a front-side lateral joint portion and a back-side lateral joint portion disposed at horizontal edge portions of each facade board, a front-side vertical joint portion and a back-side vertical joint portion disposed at a lower edge portion and an upper edge portion of each facade board, a lateral joint formed between horizontally adjacent facade boards as a result of superposing the front-side lateral joint portion of one facade board and the back-side lateral joint portion of the other facade board one on the other, and a vertical joint formed between vertically adjacent facade boards as a result of superposing the front-side vertical joint portion of one facade board and the back-side vertical joint portion of the other facade board one on the other. In at least four horizontally and vertically adjacent facade boards, the lateral joints form a joint area substantially linearly continuous in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: NICHIHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshio Ochi
  • Patent number: 9464444
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set of panels, preferably of floor panels, consisting of a first panel and at least a second panel with, in each case, a top side and an underside, wherein the first panel comprises at an edge a first retaining profile with a hook directed towards the top side, the second panel comprises at an edge a second retaining profile with a hook directed towards the underside, the first retaining profile and the second retaining profile can be connected by a relative movement directed perpendicular to a plane of laying, and wherein a separate clip is provided, which comprises a clip head, a clip body and a clip base. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for inserting the clip into a retaining profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventor: Nils-Erik Engstrom
  • Patent number: 9416546
    Abstract: A system and method for installing decking are described. One embodiment includes a method of installing decking. The method includes aligning a track for decking relative to a joist. The method further includes attaching the track to the joist, and snapping a decking board into a retaining portion of the track after attaching. In the system, the track has a base element with at least one attachment element for attaching the track to a joist, a first snap-fit element, and a second snap-fit element. The first snap-fit element is coupled to a first end portion of the base element, and the second snap-fit element is coupled to a second end portion of the base element. The snap-fit elements are configured to retain at least one decking board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Claudin
  • Patent number: 9309682
    Abstract: An apparatus with multiple components to create a system capable of holding foundation bolts and foundation rebars prior to pouring concrete. The apparatus consists of [1] A ? inch thick by one inch wide by ten inch length steel plate bent and twisted in a manner to hold both bolt and rebars. [2] A square steel tube one inch by one inch by one inch with ? inch wide by ½ inch deep notch to be used in conjunction with above mentioned strong arm. [3] A ? inch thick by one inch wide by seven inch length steel plate with the top portion bent over one inch with a ? inch hole to accommodate a foundation bolt and two ? inch notches to hold top and bottom rebar. [4] A ? inch by 20 inch steel rod bent in a described manner to hang the top and bottom rebars from above described strong arm and independent of claim 2. [5] A ? inch by 6 inch steel rod bent in a described manner as to hold 2 foundation rebars independent of components 1 through 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Ralph Gerald Hurst
  • Patent number: 9169643
    Abstract: A form for a concrete slab which consists of a series of similarly shaped steel plates that are held in predetermined spaced relationship by a series of special rebars, (special nuts are provided) before the slab is poured. The slab is criss-crossed by rebars which extend through the form to accurately locate the remaining steel plates as well as to prevent excessive cracking of the slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Richard J. Dryburgh, Michael H. Maughan, Graeme A. Bradley
  • Patent number: 9140020
    Abstract: The invention provides an assembly for building wood floors or veneers consisting of three elements: a metallic profile with a design that allows supporting a wood or similar material plate, a coupling staple that is supported on a sloping wall of the profile and couples its base on a slot positioned along the width of the wood plate and that allows the adjacency of other floor or veneer plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Roman Torres-Pinzon
  • Publication number: 20150128519
    Abstract: A plurality of intermediate deck boards span across joists in a decking system in which each deck board includes a lower frame portion extruded of a first material and an insert body inserted into the top side of the lower frame portion which is formed of a second material. Additional extruded members are used as starting and ending rows of the deck boards and as finishing boards across the ends of the intermediate deck boards, in which each of the deck boards defines a respective portion of an upper deck surface of the assembled deck structure. The perimeter extruded members include mounting channels for mounting a railing structure thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Tory Weber, Brian Boettger, Stephan Lachevrotiere, Francois Parenteau
  • Patent number: 9021767
    Abstract: A kit for securing stone veneer panels to a structure, the kit comprising a plurality of stone veneer panels with upper and lower flanges, a plurality of brackets for securing the panels to the structure and a filler panel for placement between adjacent vertically disposed stone veneer panels to fill the gap between the panels. The brackets are secured to the structure through a bracket center mount and also utilize upper and lower wing walls to form a channel for receipt of the flange of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ply Gem Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Barrett, Jr., John M. Wade, Derek Zimmerman, Alan F. Hoying
  • Patent number: 9003733
    Abstract: A standing seam roof assembly is formed by overlapping adjacent panels, the female sidelap portion of one panel forming a male insertion cavity to receive a male sidelap portion of a second panel to form a standing seam, a clip configured to connect the standing seam to an underlying support structural. A strengthening beam is incorporated in the standing seam at a selected point along the standing seam to increase load bearing capacity. In one preferred embodiment, the strengthening beam is incorporated into the connecting clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Harold Simpson, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold G. Simpson, Leo E. Neyer
  • Patent number: 8991127
    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 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin Todd, Joe Ramuta
  • Patent number: 8973330
    Abstract: An expansion bracket absorbs movement of a wall stud to prevent damage to a wall covering attached to the wall stud. The expansion bracket can include a main body having a main body flange, formed of a deformable material, and having a wall stud attachment end configured to attach to the wall stud via a wall stud attachment element. The main body can also have a furring attachment element configured to attach a furring to the main body. When the main body is attached to the wall stud and the furring, and the wall covering is attached to the furring via a wall covering attachment element, the main body flange is configured to absorb, via deformation, at least a portion of the movement of the wall stud due to heat-based expansion of the wall stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: John David Egri, II
  • Patent number: 8950131
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system includes a plurality of curtain wall members positioned in a horizontal array, a first curtain wall member separated from an adjacent second curtain wall member by a gap. The system further includes a gap-filling member positioned in the gap separating the adjacent first and second curtain wall members, the gap filling member comprising one or more vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen N. Loyd
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150013258
    Abstract: Structural panels, components and assemblies are described. The structural panel system comprises one or more panels having interlocking profile features providing convenient assembly of multiple panels to provide pre-assembled panels or structures, or components that are easily shipped and assembled at a site to satisfy a variety of building requirements, transport requirements, structural panel requirements, and the like. An integrated raceway gutter system may be provided for evacuation of moisture in conjunction with end-caps having a coordinating structure. Insulation components may be positioned at an interior side of panels and may be separated from the capillary break by a moisture impervious and/or heat reflective layer. Cladding panels may be pre-assembled, along with additional structural building components, to provide pre-assembled structural insulative (and non-insulative) panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: VIREO LLC
    Inventors: John Sawatzky, Herman Sawatzky, Mike Henry
  • Patent number: 8931231
    Abstract: A panel mounting system and method of securing a panel to a vertical surface. The panel mounting system, which may be used in a point of sale (POS) display, includes a panel having a channel open to a rear surface of the panel. The channel has a top surface configured to engage a portion of a horizontal cleat and a bottom surface. A channel access opening allows a security cleat to be inserted into the channel through the rear surface of the panel. The security cleat is then repositioned laterally along the axis of the channel, thereby engaging the top and bottom surfaces of the channel and securing the horizontal cleat to the panel. The panel may be decoupled from the horizontal cleat by simply repositioning the security cleat to the channel access opening and removing the security cleat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: EPS Specialties Ltd., Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Lee Wilkinson, Jr., Walter Clay Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150000218
    Abstract: A vertical wall mount system is provided that is easily installed in a perfectly level and plumb manner and is further cable of being design to be completely waterproof, interchangeable and customizable to include endless additional features. The vertical wall mount system includes two main components: a sub-frame assembly and a panel frame assembly. The sub-frame assembly includes mounting clips for pivotal attachment to a wall frame, such as, a standard 2×4 stud. Horizontal wall rails are mounted on the mounting clips to create the sub-frame assembly. The horizontal wall rails are designed to support a panel assembly on the horizontal wall rails, which may, for example, include a tile panel. The panel assembly includes a panel frame secured to the back side of the panel, which panel assembly is designed to hang on the horizontal wall rails of the sub-frame assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Richard WHITE
  • Patent number: 8910441
    Abstract: An attachment system for a ventilated rain screen cladding system that is ASHRAE 90.1 compliant eliminating thermal breaks where anti-crush brackets have threaded horizontal apertures which engage threaded horizontal fasteners that are secured by threads into the wall studs and where anti-crush brackets have threaded diagonal apertures which engage threaded diagonal fasteners that are secured by threads into wall studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Hunter, Wolfgang Andreas Haussler
  • Patent number: 8910442
    Abstract: A deck board mounting clip mounts deck boards to joist members with respective undercut portions in a deck structure. The mounting clip has an intermediate body received between an adjacent deck boards, a first retainer flange protruding laterally into the side edge of one of the deck boards, a second retainer flange protruding laterally into the side edge of the next deck board, and a hook portion engageable with the undercut portion of the joist member such that the mounting clip cannot be lifted from the joist member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Stephan Lachevrotiere, Francois Parenteau, Tory Weber, Brian Boettger
  • Patent number: 8898971
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a photovoltaic (PV) module on a surface, including a support with an upper surface, a lower surface, tabs, one or more openings, and a clip comprising an arm and a notch, where the apparatus resists wind forces and seismic forces and creates a grounding electrical bond between the PV module, support, and clip. The invention further includes a method for installing PV modules on a surface that includes arranging supports in rows along an X axis and in columns along a Y axis on a surface such that in each row the distance between two neighboring supports does not exceed the length of the longest side of a PV module and in each column the distance between two neighboring supports does not exceed the length of the shortest side of a PV module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Zep Solar, LLC
    Inventors: John Raymond West, Brian Atchley, Tyrus Hawkes Hudson, Emil Johansen
  • Patent number: 8893918
    Abstract: A container floor apparatus using wood polymer composite includes traverse supports continuously disposed to longitudinal frames at a predetermined interval, the longitudinal frames being longitudinally connected to vertical columns at four corners of the container. The longitudinal supports have a single central rail formed at upper portions of the traverse supports between the traverse frames and two side rails formed both sides of the central rail disposed parallel to and between the central rail and the longitudinal frames and further provided with a downwardly extending reinforcement piece. Convex floor members are made from wood polymer composite containing a cured mixture of about 30-50% of synthetic resin, about 50-70% of wood flour and chaff or pulp and about 2-10% of a binder. Gaskets surround each side surface portion of the floor members. Fixing means couple the floor members to the traverse supports in the block mounting spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dong Yang C.M.I. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Jun Seo
  • 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: 20140260042
    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: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin Todd, Joe Ramuta
  • Publication number: 20140260041
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a decking system including a receiver and deck plank, wherein the plank removeably connects to receiver for installation. For example, the receiver may provide a snap lock function that secures and automatically spaces the deck planks on the receiver, which is fastened to a deck joist. In addition, the system is designed to conceal fasteners used to attach the system to the deck joist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MarPec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Peck, Mark William Loughren
  • Patent number: 8833025
    Abstract: A system for supporting exterior panels or cladding units on a building substrate. The system includes a plurality of polymeric bracket members, wherein each of the polymeric bracket members further includes an anchor section, adapted to be coupled to the building substrate, and a support section adapted to couple to the exterior cladding unit. In assembly, as disposed between the building substrate and the exterior cladding units, the polymeric bracket members provide a thermal break from the exterior cladding units to the building substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Architectural Products, LLC
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Patent number: 8826620
    Abstract: A system for supporting exterior panels on a substrate of a building structure. The system has a plurality of polymeric bracket members, and each of the bracket members have at least one anchor section, at least one web section and at least one support section. The polymeric bracket members provide a thermal break from the exterior panel to the substrate of the building structure. A plurality of exterior cladding units are held in place by the bracket members. A plurality of vents are disposed between the panels and the exterior panels, and a plurality of vents are also disposed between the panels and the substrate, thereby forming a ventilation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Architectural Products, LLC
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Publication number: 20140245685
    Abstract: A building system for a building, comprises a plurality of panel-like building elements having a front and back side, the back side of the building elements being provided with at least one cavity, and a plurality of clips configured to be attached to the building and formed to snap into the cavity of the building elements. The building elements have opposite first and second edges, the first edge being strip-shaped and extending at the back side of the building element, the second edge has at the back side of the building element a recess configured to receive the strip-shaped first edge of an adjacent building element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Bernardus Hendrikus Wielens
  • Patent number: 8820018
    Abstract: A wall surfacing system for providing a secondary ceiling or wall covering structure adjacent a primary structure. The system provides a plurality of elongated structural support rails, each of these support rails have a coupling web with a bearing surface for attachment to the primary structure, a coupling mechanism, and a stringer portion integrally formed with and connecting the coupling web to the coupling mechanism. A plurality of generally planar surface panels are provided. Each panel has an integral interlocking member configured to mate with the coupling mechanism on the support rail. The elongated support rails are secured to primary structures, thereby extending the surface panels to form an aesthetically pleasing covered surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: IG Creative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Maley, Robert N. Maley, Laurence R. Maley
  • Patent number: 8813440
    Abstract: A solar canopy connector system for attaching a solar power array to a Zee channel, including: an anchor member for affixing to a top portion of a Zee channel and for resting against the bottom portion of two solar power arrays; a planar step section; a riser section; and an angled kick section for hooking an edge portion of a Zee channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Potter, Jeff P. Munoz
  • Patent number: 8789331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for covering a surface of a wall, preferably the surface of a wall of a ship, more preferably the surface of the deck of a ship. The system according to the invention comprises: a number of first wall-covering elements; two mounting assemblies, each comprising a second wall-covering element and a connecting assembly for releasable connection of the second wall-covering element to the surface of the wall for covering; and a number of first coupling elements for coupling the first wall-covering elements to the mounting assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bolidt Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Kunststoffen en Bouwwerken B.V.
    Inventor: Rientz Willem Bol
  • Publication number: 20140165491
    Abstract: A deck board mounting clip mounts deck boards to joist members with respective undercut portions in a deck structure. The mounting clip has an intermediate body received between an adjacent deck boards, a first retainer flange protruding laterally into the side edge of one of the deck boards, a second retainer flange protruding laterally into the side edge of the next deck board, and a hook portion engageable with the undercut portion of the joist member such that the mounting clip cannot be lifted from the joist member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Stephan Lachevrotiere, Francois Parenteau, Tory Weber, Brian Boettger
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8720131
    Abstract: A mounting system for photovoltaic modules includes at least two profile-shaped cross rails arranged parallel to each other and configured to hold several PV modules. Each cross rail includes plane supporting surfaces. The PV module is mounted by placing it onto the at least two cross rails so that the at least two holders lay flat on the plane supporting surfaces of the at least two cross rails. The PV module is then moved in a joining direction perpendicular to the cross rails while lying on the plane supporting surfaces so that either a recess engages with an integrated protrusion or a protrusion engages with an integrated recess. A retaining safety device is disposed between at least one cross rail and its corresponding holder and is configured to counteract a move against the joining direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Schletter GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Urban, Cedrik Zapfe
  • Patent number: 8713876
    Abstract: A profiled panel (10) is disclosed. The profiled panel (10) is formed from sheet material. The panel (10) has a plurality of fixed longitudinally extending formations (12) that provide one or more base characteristics of the panel (10), and at least one variable longitudinal formation (22). The variable longitudinal formations (22) are arranged to vary from one panel to another panel. This enables the variance of a width dimension (28) of the panel (10). A profiled panel is also disclosed that includes at least one edge member which is profiled to receive and/or form part of said wall fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bluescope Steel Limited
    Inventors: John Frank Kralic, Brad Stewart Ryan
  • Patent number: 8713881
    Abstract: A solar panel securing system is provided. In another aspect, a solar or photovoltaic panel assembly is mounted to a building roof in a screw-free manner. Another aspect employs a snap-in connection between a member pre-assembled to a solar panel and a roof-mounted bracket. A further aspect adhesively bonds a bracket directly to a glass surface of a solar panel. A method of securing a solar panel is additionally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: Luc DuPont, Brian C. Cheung