Sheetlike Element Assembled Parallel To Existing Wall, Ceiling, Or Floor (e.g., Insulating Panel, Sheathing) Patents (Class 52/506.01)
  • Patent number: 11180918
    Abstract: A shell system for a building, facilitating internal bottom-up flow of air inside the shell system, the shell system includes a plurality of modular thermal panels, and connecting means for interconnecting the plurality of modular thermal panels or a portion thereof Each of the modular thermal panel includes an enclosed frame having two side faces, a top face and a bottom face, wherein two openings are formed in the frame's faces: a sealingly enclosed internal face and a sealingly enclosed external fac wherein an inner gap, filled with air, is formed between the internal face and the external face. At least one frame-opening is formed in each of the faces of the frame, allowing air to flow between adjacent modular thermal panels, that are sealingly interconnected, while allowing the inner air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Elinor Golan
  • Patent number: 10718118
    Abstract: The appearance of natural rock faces are formed on planar panels or part portions disposed horizontally by stamping or texturizing a cementatious mixture of veneer material and then selectively applying colorant matter, which may include combinations of stains and mineral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Dale Thomas
  • Patent number: 10568223
    Abstract: One of more panels of the cabinet include at least one conductive region that is optionally covered by an insulative covering. These conductive regions are coupled to an external power source. Shelves, drawers, other cabinet components, electrical devices in a cabinet (including, but not limited to, a motor, lights, outlet, appliance, sensor, processor, etc.), and the like can further conduct or receive electrical energy by electrically coupling to the conductive regions within the panels of the cabinet, for example, through shelf pins that are inserted into holes in the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Robert David Foote
  • Patent number: 9938717
    Abstract: A ceiling system in one embodiment conceals joints between adjoining ceiling panels to provide a monolithic ceiling appearance. The system includes the support structure and ceiling panels each having a top surface, bottom surface, and peripheral edges. In one embodiment, the peripheral edges of the panels may have a hybrid edge detail including a first edge profile and a second edge profile different than the first. A facing material, bonded to the bottom surfaces of ceiling panels after securement to the support structure, has a continuous uninterrupted extent to cover and conceal multiple panels and joints. The facing may be adhesively bonded to the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: AWI LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Gaydos, Brian L. Springer, Lori Jo L. Shearer, Scott L. Huntzinger
  • Patent number: 9903122
    Abstract: One variation of an exterior cladding system includes a set of panels including a first panel and a second panel, each panel in the set of panels including: a face; an upper flange extending from an upper edge of the face and defining a receiver; a hang tab extending from the upper flange substantially parallel to the face, offset from the face by a first depth, and defining a fastener bore; a lower flange extending from a lower edge of the face; a lock tab extending from the lower flange opposite the upper flange by a first height and offset from the face by a second depth less than the first depth; and a striker extending from the lower flange opposite the upper flange by a second height less than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BŌK Modern LLC
    Inventors: Russell Naylor, Hearee Chu
  • Patent number: 9611614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a waterproofing method for an outdoor tank, the waterproofing method being characterized in that the boundary portion between the bottom of the outdoor tank installed on a foundation and the foundation is covered in a liquid tight manner by a waterproof sheet adhered so as to extend from the outdoor tank to the foundation. The present invention can provide a waterproofing method which is effective to prevent the entry of rain water into the boundary portions between the bottoms of outdoor tanks and the foundations, most of the outdoor tanks being large tanks mainly installed in oil refineries or the like. This waterproofing method for an outdoor tank can more reliably waterproof the bottom side of the outdoor tank using the simple method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shiono, Akihiro Endo, Takao Uno, Takeshi Nakajima, Hisaharu Yamaguchi, Masahiro Yoda
  • Patent number: 9051742
    Abstract: A ceiling system including, among other things, a clip adapted for attachment to a ceiling or a wall. The clip has at least one panel engagement surface, at least one molding surface, and at least one molding attachment member positioned adjacent to the at least one molding surface. The system further includes a panel having an interior surface adapted for engagement with a ceiling or a wall and an exterior surface adapted for engagement with the at least one panel engagement surface. The system further includes a molding having a surface adapted for engagement with the at least one molding surface and a slot adapted for engagement with the at least one molding attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Sauder Woodworking Co.
    Inventor: Marvin K. Burnett
  • Publication number: 20150135624
    Abstract: A ladder-type solid-wood two-layer floor product and related methods are provided. The floor product includes a floor support main body layer and an upper decorative surface layer. The main body layer is formed by splicing two parallel frames and a group of strip-shaped solid-wood cores parallel to each other and perpendicular to the frames. The floor product has a simple structure and high economic value. It avoids bending, deformation and the like from internal stress due to temperature and humidity variations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dawei Li
  • Publication number: 20150121793
    Abstract: Panel for forming a floor covering, wherein this panel comprises at least two layers of thermoplastic material, wherein said two layers substantially consist of a strewn and pressed granulate, wherein the respective layers enclose a glass fiber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Martin Segaert, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Publication number: 20150096255
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide composite roofing strips that may be attached to a roofing membrane for aesthetic and/or functional purposes and method of attaching the same. According to one embodiment, a composite roofing strip may include a longitudinally extending body having a base and a lateral member extending from the base, and may also include an insert extending partially or fully along the body and coupled therewith. The insert may be formable so as to allow the composite roofing strip to be adjusted to have a desired profile and to maintain the desired profile of the composite roofing strip post adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Zebonie Sukle, Ethan McGraw
  • Patent number: 8991119
    Abstract: A liquid resistant barrier for structural openings such as doors, windows, vents, or the like for use during floods or storms is disclosed. A barrier frame is placed within and about the periphery of the opening, with a gasket located on the structural side, to form a seal. A barrier frame cover, with a corresponding barrier frame cover gasket, is placed over the barrier frame and compression fittings used to hold them together. The gaskets form a seal that is impermeable to liquids and the barrier frame cover prevents damage by flotsam or dynamic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Tim Bracci
  • Patent number: 8978902
    Abstract: A folded slatwall insert is provided. A slatwall cover is illustrated anchored to a typical slatwall and covering at least one slat of the slatwall. A folded slatwall insert as disclosed prevents surface damage to a typical slatwall, allows for rapid and cost effective customization of the aesthetics of the slatwall, and can be used to mount custom graphics to the slatwall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Southern Imperial, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barkdoll, Thomas E. Valiulis
  • Publication number: 20150033656
    Abstract: A wall system includes at least one starter piece having at least one mount interface configured to be attached to a wall structure. A plurality of panels includes at least a first panel and a second panel, and wherein the first panel is fit to the starter piece to cover a portion of the wall structure. An intermediate cleat is associated with the first panel, and a second panel is interlocked to the first panel by the intermediate cleat to cover another portion of the wall structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: MASCO BATH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Glenn Geels, Joanne Torcivia, Dane Hyatt Carswell, Jeffery John Mathison
  • Patent number: 8939416
    Abstract: A front adjustable wall panel mounting device that is adjustable from the front of a wall is disclosed. The front adjustable wall panel mounting device has a fixed channel configured to be coupled with a wall frame and a moving channel configured to be coupled with wall panel mounting hardware. The fixed channel and the moving channel are configured to be nested together. The tilt of the wall panel is adjusted by turning first or second adjustment bolts. The depth of the wall panel can be adjusted by turning both the first and second adjustment bolts in the same direction, by the same amount. The vertical height of the wall panel can be adjusted by turning the third adjustment bolt. A thin wrench can be inserted into the wall panel gap, engage and turn the adjustment bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Andre Duranleau
  • Patent number: 8915044
    Abstract: A mounting clip for use in the construction industry. This device will be used to effectively and efficiently establish a gap under the bottom edge of a building wall board, such as sheet rock or gypsum boards. Hanging of building panels on wall assemblies in building construction projects is very common. The present invention is a gapping device which fits onto the bottom edge of sheet rock wall board like a shoe. The clip holds the sheet rock in position raised off of the floor while the sheet rock hanger permanently affixes the panel to the panel support area, typically a stud wall. The clip prevents moisture from wicking from the floor into the wall board material The clip is designed to become a permanent fixture in the final wall construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Lee Kline
  • Publication number: 20140345226
    Abstract: A cladding element (100), for use in a building envelope, comprising a first face (101), a second face (102) and a peripheral edge member, the first face and second face being spaced apart to define an intermediate portion of predetermined thickness (t), the peripheral edge member extending around the intermediate portion. The first face (101) comprises a profiled portion (106) simulating a masonry weather joint aesthetic thereby minimising dirt and debris accumulation on the profiled portion of each cladding element in a constructed wall section. In addition the profiled portion provides a self-cleaning functionality. The profiled portion also provides an improved shadow zone contrast when arranged in a building array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Darren Southwell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140325925
    Abstract: A multipurpose support platform system is disclosed including a variety of configurable components. In some aspects a frame is made from readily available standard materials such as construction lumber and sheet material connected by hardware support units that include metal plates securely joined in a configuration supporting the frame and sheet materials of the platform. Horizontal and vertical wall configurations are permitted, and the overall structure then allows for a secure and protective work surface for a variety of activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Comfort Zone Killer LLC
    Inventors: Lauren Amar, Samuel Putnam Batchelor, Kelly Jean Ard
  • Publication number: 20140318069
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulated building wall comprising a composite thermal insulation system and an external building wall, where the composite thermal insulation system is affixed to the side of the building wall facing away from the building, the composite thermal insulation system comprising an at least two-layer thermal insulation cladding, with at least two layers each containing from 25 to 95% by weight of aerogel and from 0 to 75% by weight of inorganic fibres and from 0 to 70% by weight of inorganic fillers, wherein the layers of the thermal insulation cladding are joined to one another by means of an inorganic binder and the composite thermal insulation system has a gross calorific potential of less then 3 MJ per kilogram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Moennig, Stefan Rossmayer, Stephan Detrois, Thomas Gastner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8844232
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a ceiling mount system for installing a ceiling panel on a grid support body. The ceiling mount system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes clip main bodies coupled to upper surfaces of ceiling panels and configured to accommodate end portions of the grid support body, a pressing block facing an end portion of the grid support body, which is accommodated inside the clip main body, and installed to be able to linearly reciprocate, and one or more clips including an elastic member which provides elastic force to the pressing block inside the clip main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Soon Kie Jung
  • Publication number: 20140237928
    Abstract: Provided herein is a modular wall panel, and a system for installing and method of making thereof. The modular wall panel includes a first insulating layer made of extruded polystyrene foam. The panel further includes a second rigid layer made of a closed cell polyvinylchloride foam board. A third finishing layer is further included in the panel, the third layer made of a cosmetically acceptable material for living conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SUPERWALL BASEMENT FINISHING SYSTEM INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Kiernan
  • Patent number: 8806824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wall construction for an exterior brick wall of a building, comprising a rear brickwork and a front brickwork, which is characterized in that the front brickwork (2) is made at least in part of constructional elements (11), particularly bricks, building blocks and the like, which at their side facing the rear brickwork (5) are designed to be reflective for heat radiation. The invention further relates to a constructional element, in particular a brick, a building block or the like, for use in the production of the front brickwork of such a wall construction which on the side which in the walled-in state faces inwardly, is provided with a layer (8) which is reflective for heat radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Christoph Schwan
  • Publication number: 20140208675
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to systems, articles, materials, and methods for roofing a structure including, for example, hybrid shingles comprising a first material and a second material. A hybrid shingle may comprise, in some embodiments, a first layer comprising a metallic substrate or a polymeric substrate and at least partially defining a headlap region of the shingle, a buttlap region of the shingle comprising one or more tabs interspersed with inter-tab openings, an outward-facing surface of the first layer, and a substrate-facing surface of the first layer; and a second layer comprising a base and asphalt, having a smaller area than the first layer, and at least partially defining a buttlap region of the shingle, wherein the second layer is fixed to the substrate-facing surface of the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Margie A. Beerer, Matti Kiik, Sudhir B. Railkar
  • Publication number: 20140202097
    Abstract: A framed forming panel system a plurality of lightweight framed foam panels secured to a plurality of load bearing members having a user defined spacing to form a panel wall; ceiling for floor with a fastening region lattice. Each lightweight framed form panel composed a channel formed in a frame to receive a lightweight panel of foam. Fixation of framed panels to load bearing members in opposition to one another allows the panel walls, ceiling or floor to function as a form to retain an insulative mass placed within the voids created by the opposing framed panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: 8782987
    Abstract: A supported architectural structure is presented. A plurality of primary supports configured to couple with one or more architectural structures. A plurality of flexible fins, where at least one of the plurality of flexible fins includes an inner edge and an outer edge, where the inner edge includes a plurality of attachment points. A plurality of secondary supports configured to couple with the plurality of primary supports, where at least one of the secondary supports includes a plurality of fin slots configured to couple with the plurality of attachment points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Arktura LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kabatsi, Robert Kilian
  • Publication number: 20140190094
    Abstract: An insulation structure attached to a wall having a multitude of anchors projecting from the wall to support the insulation structure includes a permanent refractory layer adjacent the wall and a restorable refractory layer adjacent the permanent refractory layer. An anchor supports the refractory material and includes a first stud and a second stud. The second stud includes a cap connected to a shaft, wherein the cap defines an indentation on a side of the cap opposite the shaft. The second stud receives the first stud within the indentation within the cap. The double layer of refractory material allows for maintenance and replacement of a restorable refractory layer without disturbing or replacing the permanent refractory layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sage of America Company
    Inventor: Marcio Gerep
  • Publication number: 20140182223
    Abstract: Among other things, there is shown embodiments of an enclosure such as a portable building with features focusing on overall improvement in energy usage. Wall, roof and floor configurations are disclosed that provide significant energy savings. Methods are also disclosed for preparing such features and/or refitting existing portable buildings for such energy savings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: James B. Guthrie
  • Patent number: 8763335
    Abstract: A wainscoting system for covering a portion of a wall, wherein the wainscoting system includes a lower rail secured to the wall, a chair rail assembly attached to the wall and spaced apart from the lower rail, a plurality of decorative panels extending between the lower rail and chair rail assembly, and a batten positioned adjacent decorative panels. The batten includes a compound tongue formed into a first side edge thereof and a compound tongue formed into an opposing second side edge thereof. Each decorative panel includes a compound tongue formed into a first side edge thereof and a compound groove formed into an opposing second side edge thereof. The compound tongue of each decorative panel corresponds and is engageable with the compound groove of the batten, and the compound groove of each decorative panel corresponds and is engageable with the compound tongue of the batten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Marlite, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Krieger
  • Patent number: 8763337
    Abstract: A transition strip is used to install, replace, and repair a floor panel in a floating floor system. The transition strip is a film or tape that comprises plastic, vinyl, polyvinyl chloride, polyester, polyolefin, or nylon. The transition strip can be used to repair a floor panel by removing at least one of the floor panels in the floating floor system to form an opening therein. The transition strip is positioned in the opening such that a portion of a top side of the transition strip adheres to a bottom surface of a bottom layer of at least one floor panel adjacent the opening and a portion of a top side of the transition strip extends into the opening. A bottom surface of a bottom layer of a replacement floor panel is then adhered to the portion of the transition strip extending into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Buckwalter, Michael T. Pham
  • Publication number: 20140165487
    Abstract: A roof system includes a roof panel formed of concrete and an architectural surface such as a corrugated surface. A first layer of reinforcing material is disposed along and spaced inwardly from a first surface of the roof panel, and an optional second layer of reinforcing material is disposed along and spaced inwardly from a second surface of the roof panel. The first layer of reinforcing material is spaced from the second layer of reinforcing material. The reinforcing material may be formed of fiber-reinforced polymer mesh, made with carbon fibers or glass fibers. FRP rebar may be used in conjunction with FRP mesh to provide added structural strength. The roof panel may include one or more elongated ribs having a thickness greater than adjacent portions of the roof panel. In other aspects, concrete structures with reinforcing material may be used for either roof panels or wall applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Amir Mirmiran, Arindam Gan Chowdhury, Nakin Suksawang
  • Patent number: 8745945
    Abstract: A furring strip fastening member comprises a furring strip receiving plate having a through-hole and a female thread section latching section, a rear face plate having a through-hole, a spring section and a female thread section. The spring section connects the furring strip receiving plate and the rear face plate. The female thread section has a through-hole having a thread formed in the inner periphery thereof, and is latched by the female thread section latching sections. In the construction structure for a building, the furring strip fastening member is connected to skeleton wall of building that is formed of concrete wall and a heat insulating material disposed outside the latter, in a state where the female thread section is screwed to the bolt. The furring strip receiving plate presses against the furring strip and the rear face plate presses against the heat insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventor: Masaya Minamikawa
  • Patent number: 8745928
    Abstract: A lining comprising at least two profiled frame elements extending in a longitudinal direction along the surface to be covered in spaced relationship to each other and at least one membrane element having a face side and a reverse side remote from the face side and disposed between the profiled frame elements and connected to the profiled frame elements, at least partially, by means of rearwardly engaging attachment means, wherein the membrane element, when in a loose state, is capable of moving freely in the longitudinal direction and, in particular, is free to move into and out of an space between the profiled frame elements. The lining further comprises means adapted to one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally taughten the membrane element in the transverse and longitudinal directions between the profiled frame elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Greiner & Gutmann GbR
    Inventor: Switbert Greiner
  • Patent number: 8733037
    Abstract: A device for fixing elements in the form of plates to a roof cover for a building, at a distance therefrom, the cover including, on the surface, a coating or a sealing layer attached to the essentially continuous support forming the roof, the device including blocks that can be height-adjustable or not, for supporting and holding the plate-shaped elements, each block having a base with a lower smaller plate to be applied to the surface of the cover and secured thereto, and a head or upper part for directly or indirectly supporting at least one plate-shaped element, the bottom face of the smaller plate (9) of the base (8) of each block (7) being provided with a part (11) of the plate, forming a protector, which is mechanically fixed to the smaller plate (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Soprema
    Inventors: Pierre Etienne Bindschedler, Rémi Perrin, Damien Fulcrand, Henri Desgouilles, André Voges
  • Patent number: 8733053
    Abstract: A system and method for a supported architectural design. A plurality of primary supports configured to couple with one or more architectural structures. A plurality of flexible fins, where at least one of the plurality of flexible fins includes an inner edge and an outer edge, where the inner edge includes a plurality of attachment points. A plurality of secondary supports configured to couple with the plurality of primary supports, where at least one of the secondary supports includes a plurality of fin slots configured to couple with the plurality of attachment points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Arktura LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kabatsi, Robert Kilian
  • Patent number: 8728603
    Abstract: A floor panel in the form of a multilayer, rectangular laminate with a soft core (10) of plastic, a décor film (12) on the upper side of the core (10), a transparent finishing layer (14) and a transparent lacquer layer (16) applied on the finishing layer (16), as well as a back-pull layer (18) on the back of the core (10), with a lockable tongue and groove connection at least at two mutually opposite edges of the panel (20, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ulrich Windmöller Consulting GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Windmöller
  • Patent number: 8713865
    Abstract: A shrapnel containment system is provided which is adapted to be installed at an interior of a building wall to contain shrapnel from a blast, the system including a panel made of a layer of elastomeric material and fastener elements to fasten the layer to a wall of a structure, with the panel optionally including a fabric reinforcing layer. A method for producing the panel is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Life Shield Engineered Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce S. Hall
  • Patent number: 8677708
    Abstract: A wall structure includes first and second panels joined to form a stud and a first wall layer. A fastener extends through the first wall layer and into the stud. Each panel includes first and a second ends. The first end of one panel and the second end of the other panel form a portion of the stud. The ends of the panels can nest. The wall structure can include multiple wall layers arranged such that the seams formed by components of each wall layer are staggered with respect to the seams in adjacent wall layers. Reinforcing members and fasteners can secure the wall layers to the remainder of the structure. A similarly constructed roof structure can be joined with multiple wall structures to form a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: A&A Sheet Metal Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140075859
    Abstract: A building insulation system for roofs and walls supported from the interior side of the building, which eliminates thermal bridges and bottom side ceiling fasteners to support the insulation system materials during the insulation and exterior sheeting process of the building construction. The insulation system creates an air gap space layer in roofs and in walls between the exterior wall and roof sheeting panels and the interior sheet material, which supports the insulation material layer. An air gap space enables active solar energy collection and its use to reduce the overall purchased energy for operation of the building. The insulation system preferably includes a support sheet material, a sheet material tensioning devices, an insulation material layer, insulation hanger retention devices, heat and air collection and distribution ducts, dampers, louvers, pipes, dehumidification and condensate collection devices used in the air gap layers of the building to improve the building energy efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel J. Harkins
  • Publication number: 20140069040
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a construction system that includes a plurality of panels. Moreover, at least some of the plurality of panels may include an upper side, a lower side, an insulation member, and at least one support member that is coupled to the insulation member. In some aspects, the support member may be coupled to the insulation member such that the support member extends from the upper side to the lower side of the panel. In some embodiments, the construction system may also include a plurality of engagement elements that are configured to engage at least some of the panels to assemble the panels into at least a portion of a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: David Gibson
  • Patent number: 8650825
    Abstract: A furring strip fastening member is formed by a furring strip receiving plate, a bolt hole portion, a spring portion, and a rear face plate. The furring strip receiving plate and the rear face plate are shaped as flat plates that face each other. The bolt hole portion is provided at a central portion of the furring strip receiving plate. The spring portion connects the furring strip receiving plate and the rear face plate. The rear face plate has in a central portion thereof a through-hole. In a construction structure for buildings, a bolt is mounted to an anchor that is driven into a skeleton wall of a building that is formed by a concrete wall and a heat insulating material disposed outside the latter. This bolt traverses a through-hole in the rear face plate, and the bolt is screwed into a bolt hole portion. The furring strip is connected to the furring strip fastening member, and an external wall material is fastened to the furring strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventor: Masaya Minamikawa
  • Publication number: 20140041331
    Abstract: A universal corner panel includes a first surface comprising a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a first surface topography with a first delta and the second portion has a second surface topography with a second delta. The first delta is substantially different than the second delta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Boral Stone Products LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Joseph Buoni, Douglas Edward Lehman, Douglas M. McCaskey
  • Patent number: 8646221
    Abstract: A dwelling assembly that has a continuous sidewall and an opening for a door and a window. A roof assembly is provided with first and second roofs that are spaced apart such that the outer roof acts as a heat shield for the inner roof to ensure the interior of the dwelling is a minimum temperature. In addition, ballast boxes are utilized in order to provide additional weight to the dwelling and a planting area in association with the dwelling assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sukup Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Brett A. Nelson, Eugene G. Sukup, Steven E. Sukup, Bradley A. Poppen, Charles E. Sukup
  • Patent number: 8635816
    Abstract: A crawlspace encapsulation system that enables sealing and insulating of the crawlspace while allowing for the venting of gases trapped between the ground and the sealing and insulating system. The crawlspace encapsulation system includes an insulation joist plug, one or more insulation panels, and a polymeric membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Lloyd, Michael W. Tobin, Ronald T. Schwalb
  • Patent number: 8635824
    Abstract: A wall system includes a first wall section a structural portion, such as concrete block construction. A second wall section mounts to the first wall section and includes insulating panels connected in an edge to edge relationship to form a continuous insulating layer. A third wall section of conventional finishing materials such as drywall, paneling or exterior finish layer mounts over the second wall section. Each of the insulating panels includes mounting elements at least partially embedded therein that provide for mounting the panels to the first layer and for mounting the third wall section to the second wall section. Each of the panels is lightweight and may be water impervious. The panels have ridges formed therein that define channels for routing wiring and other components. The panels also include complementary edges and complementary alignment features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Edward G. Scherrer
  • Patent number: 8635825
    Abstract: A roofing panel includes a front surface, a top surface, a bottom surface, a right-side surface, a left-side surface and a rear surface, the front surface, the top surface, the bottom surface, the right-side surface, the left-side surface and the rear surface include a waterproofing membrane. A plurality of top perimeter edges, the plurality of top perimeter edges include substantially concave bevels. A plurality of bottom perimeter edges, the plurality of bottom perimeter edges include substantially convex bevels. The bottom surface of the roofing panel includes an adhesive for adhering the roofing panel to a roof deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Green Tech Products, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Bacon, John D. Bacon
  • Patent number: 8627624
    Abstract: An elongate channel insert configured for installation between elongate structural members to prevent water from flowing through an overlying structure into the area beneath the structural members includes a U-shaped hook on a first side of the insert that goes over the top and both sides of a joist, an L-shaped ledge on the other side of the channel insert prevents the inserts from becoming off center as they are placed side by side on joists across the entire width of a deck with the base of the insert angled along its length such that water captured within the channel will drain from one end of the insert to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: E. Allan Stockton
  • Publication number: 20140007527
    Abstract: A sound barrier wall has a plurality of footings spaced apart and vertical “I” beam wall stiffeners mounted to the footings. Alternatively, the vertical wall stiffeners are mounted to a crash barrier. A horizontal wall stiffener can be disposed between the adjacent vertical wall stiffeners. A plurality of wall panels is vertically stacked between adjacent vertical wall stiffeners. Each wall panel includes a sound insulating block, and plurality of support members disposed on opposite sides of the sound insulating block for providing structural support. Each support member has a head portion in contact with a surface of the sound insulating block and a stem portion extending into the sound insulating block. An “I” beam can be disposed between the vertically stacked wall panels. A top cap is mounted over the vertically stacked wall panels and protective layer is formed over the wall panels and vertical wall stiffeners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Mute Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Sanders, Donald J. Parks, James L. Beavers, JR.
  • Patent number: 8621812
    Abstract: Attachment members are disclosed for use with an insulation panel or composite siding panel. The attachment member includes a male connecting member, a hem portion, and a connection portion joining the male connecting member and the hem portion. The male connecting member extends into the body of a foam insulating layer along a first end edge. The attachment member and the first end edge cooperate to be complementary in shape with the second end edge such that adjacent panels can engage each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John Timothy Holt
  • Patent number: 8613181
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for installing a penetration in a sheathing assembly and building structures. An opening can be formed at least partially through a sheathing assembly that includes a body; a barrier layer; and an adhesive disposed between at least a portion of the body and the barrier layer. At least a portion of the barrier layer adjacent the opening can be peeled back to expose at least a portion of the body. A penetration can be disposed at least partially within the opening. The penetration can include a contact member that at least partially contacts the exposed body, the barrier layer, or both. The penetration can be secured to at least a portion of the sheathing assembly, and the peeled back portion of the barrier layer can be repositioned such that the barrier layer covers at least a portion of the contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Jay, Steven C. Easley