Separate Fastener Held By Penetrating Fastener Patents (Class 52/512)
  • Patent number: 10669725
    Abstract: Provided is a deck fixing apparatus including a rectangular support plate having a bottom surface which can partially come into contact with the top surface of a lower support; deck fixing parts formed by pressing the both side portions of the support plate and each of the deck fixing parts having a top surface for supporting the bottom surface of a deck and piece-fastened to the deck; and a support fixing part formed by extending a part of one side end of the support plate outwards in a plate surface direction so as to be fixed to the lower support, wherein the support plate has a cutout formed by cutting out a predetermined area inwards at the other side end of the support plate. Therefore, such deck fixing apparatuses can be coupled to each other in an angle-adjustable manner, thereby enabling the curve section construction of decks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: YOOSHIN ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sung Mo Yang
  • Patent number: 10626620
    Abstract: Building panels, especially floor panels are shown, which are provided with a locking system comprising several clips connected to a panel edge comprising a recess formed in a lower lip or in the tongue. Each clip may include an upwardly extending locking element, which is configured to cooperate with a locking groove for locking the two edges in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10316525
    Abstract: A system for mounting wall panels to an existing wall, including a plurality of fastening extrusions, each fastening extrusion including a base section adapted to be secured to the existing wall, at least one retaining wall extending at an angle from the base section, and a holding member on each retaining wall for holding one end of a wall panel to a respective the fastening extrusion; and wherein at least some adjacent retaining walls have different heights from each other so as to impart a three-dimensional appearance to the wall panels mounted to the existing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Henry H. Bilge
  • Patent number: 9422728
    Abstract: A fastening device includes a receptor portion having an angled through hole extending from a first surface of the receptor portion to a second surface of the receptor portion, wherein the angled through hole has an angled axis. The fastening device further includes a top portion having at least a first flange and a second flange extending generally outwardly from the receptor portion. The flanges generally define a flange plane. The angled axis intersects the flange plane at an intersecting angle between 0 and 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Precision Made Products
    Inventors: Chad Ryan Gamble, Mike John Roth, Majid Daneshvar, Hossein Lavvafi
  • Patent number: 9410315
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a curtain wall panel bracket leveling system that facilitates leveling a panel bracket mounted to a fixture (such as an embedment or an anchor array) cast in a concrete slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Moeller, Stanislaw Piotrowski, James C. Fournier, Gary Lind, Frank Otte
  • Patent number: 9228362
    Abstract: The present invention is an anchoring device for joining three boards. It includes a substantially flat horizontal top element having a top view configuration which includes two sides and has a first predetermined width as measured wide to side at its maximum width between the two sides. There is at least one substantially vertical support member attached to the underside of the top element along an imaginary center line and extending downwardly from the top element for a predetermined length, which has two sides and a second predetermined width as measured at its maximum width. There is a substantially flat horizontal bottom element with two sides and has a third predetermined width at its maximum width. The first predetermined width is greater than the second predetermined width and the third predetermined width, and the third is greater than the second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Blue Heron Enterprise LLC
    Inventor: Harry W. Eberle, III
  • Patent number: 9181715
    Abstract: A ?-shaped clip with a top horizontal portion and a pair of integrally formed spaced apart vertical legs underneath. The legs define a spacing distance across their span and are inwardly compressible toward each other in response to a side force. The top portion has raised gripping means for frictional engagement. The clip is inserted into grooves of adjacent structural members secure them to a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Keith Orchard
  • Patent number: 9175706
    Abstract: A mounting plate utilized to attach an object to a mounting system. The mounting plate includes a base having a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface of the base is bonded to a membrane of the mounting system. A housing is raised from the top surface of the base, the housing creates a contact surface area to support the object. A first member is raised from the top surface; the first member has a surface at a height flush with the contact surface area of the housing. A hole extends through the thickness of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BWDT, LLC
    Inventor: Joel A. Stanley
  • Patent number: 8910436
    Abstract: A roof fastening system that joins building walls or roof structures of a building frame to its foundation to provide a continuous load path that resists upward and lateral forces without interfering with the natural downward forces exerted on the frame over time. This system includes a composite material that combines the properties of a house wrap with high tensile strength low elongation fibers along one direction of the fabric and lower tensile strength high elongation fibers along one or more fabric directions that cross the high tensile strength low elongation fibers. The composite material extends from the top plates or heel truss of the framing of the structure down to its foundation to hold the frame together against high wind loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Windwrap, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Carbonaro
  • Patent number: 8898984
    Abstract: Façade insulation with at least one support rail which is arranged on an outer wall of a building, and with a multiplicity of heat insulation panels which are supported by the support rail. The support rail is spaced from the outer wall by at least two spacers. To transfer the weight of the heat insulation panel to the outer wall, at least two tension brackets are provided which can each be fixed with a first end to the support rail and with a second end to the outer wall. A mounting kit holds heat insulation panels on an outer wall of a building. The mounting kit includes at least one support rail, at least two spacers, at least two tension brackets and at least one wall fixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwool International A/S
    Inventor: Hans Winteler
  • Patent number: 8863459
    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: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John Timothy Holt
  • Patent number: 8844235
    Abstract: A mounting rail for mounting a cladding panel in a lapped formation on a wall includes an elongate body shaped in cross section having a vertical upstanding rear flange mountable to a wall, a downwardly extending front flange and a sloping web portion extending from the rear to the front flange. The web portion also includes a downwardly extending channel portion receiving at least an upper portion of a lower panel. The front flange portion forms an upward facing channel portion slidably receiving a lower portion of an upper panel. The mounting rail includes sealing and drainage elements so the cladding panels can be lapped and supported at the position of the mounting rail and the panels are mounted without direct fastenings to a wall. Also disclosed is a mounting rail assembly for a flush mounted cladding panel for a building wall, for forming a drained and ventilated cladding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cladding Systems International Limited
    Inventor: John Witold Lukaszewicz
  • Patent number: 8839587
    Abstract: A high-strength panel anchoring system for use in a cavity wall. A wall anchor is fixedly attached to an inner wythe. The wall anchor includes a set of pronged legs for insertion through insulation and securement against the inner wythe and a plate connecting the set of pronged legs and maintaining the legs at substantially right angles from the plate. The plate has an aperture to receive a fastener. A U-shaped separator is adjacent the wall anchor. A split veneer tie is adjacent the separator and opposite the wall anchor. The veneer tie includes a backplate having an aperture to receive a fastener and an insertion portion having a cavity end contiguous with the backplate and set at a substantially right angle thereto. The insertion portion has an insertion end having two legs set at opposite substantially right angles for interconnection with a plurality of panels forming an outer wythe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8763322
    Abstract: [Problem] To be able to reliably fix a solar battery module in an appropriate position on a roof, to have light weight and few components, and to be able to reliably prevent slipping and perform grounding during temporary placement when the fixing position of the solar battery module is adjusted. [Solution] The present invention comprises: a base metal fitting fixed to a rooftop surface; a height-adjusting metal fitting capable of sliding in a vertical direction relative to the base metal fitting; a position-adjusting metal fitting capable of sliding in a horizontal direction relative to the height-adjusting metal fitting; and a fixing metal fitting for sandwiching and fixing the solar battery module between the fixing metal fitting and the position-adjusting metal fitting from the top and bottom, the fixing metal fitting being attached relative to the position-adjusting metal fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nissei Kinzoku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Hamamura
  • Patent number: 8752350
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a thermal protection element, a number of washers, a ceramic layer, a number of blind fasteners, and a number of tabs. The thermal protection element has an upper surface, a lower surface, and a plurality of sides. The ceramic layer covers at least the plurality of sides of the thermal protection element. The number of tabs is connected to the number of sides by the number of blind fasteners secured to the ceramic layers. The tabs may be part of a frame secured to a groove around the plurality of sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Pinney, Conley Siddoway Thatcher, Jonathan Embler, Kaia Elena David, Leanne L. Lehman, Edward A. Zadorozny
  • Patent number: 8720156
    Abstract: A panel hanger for flush mounting a wall panel to drywall. The panel hanger includes a cylindrical mounting body adapted for being inserted into a drywall sheet. A control member is rotatably carried by the mounting body. A clamp arm is rotatably carried by the control member. Rotation of the control member draws the clamp arm toward the mounting body and rotates the clamp arm to extend beyond a diameter of the mounting body for engaging the drywall sheet to secure the mounting body to the drywall. A hanger slot is disposed within the mounting body for receiving a hanger member carrying a drywall sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Porter
  • Publication number: 20140026510
    Abstract: A thermal clip system suitable for use with a wall assembly. The clip comprises a base section and an arm section. According to an embodiment, the clip is formed a unitary piece from extruded aluminum. The base section is configured with mounting holes for receiving fasteners to secure the clip respective studs in a wall. The arm section includes a surface for fastening a girt member, wherein the girt member is configured to secure one or more exterior cladding panels. The base section may include a recessed cavity for receiving an insulating material to form a thermal break between the clip and the stud wall. The arm section may include a recessed slot for receiving an insulating material to form a thermal break between the clip and the girt member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: John David KUBASSEK, Ronald MCLEAN
  • Patent number: 8631615
    Abstract: A roof fastening system that joins building walls or roof structures of a building frame to its foundation to provide a continuous load path that resists upward and lateral forces without interfering with the natural downward forces exerted on the frame over time. This system includes a composite material that combines the properties of a house wrap with high tensile strength low elongation fibers along one direction of the fabric and lower tensile strength high elongation fibers along one or more fabric directions that cross the high tensile strength low elongation fibers. The composite material extends from the top plates or heel truss of the framing of the structure down to its foundation to hold the frame together against high wind loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Windwrap, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Carbonaro
  • Patent number: 8544228
    Abstract: A spacer for an anchor includes a base having first and second sides. The first side is adapted for engagement with an anchor. At least two spikes extend from the second end of the base. An opening is provided within the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Bronner
  • Patent number: 8468762
    Abstract: A spacer accessory including: a shank extending in an axial direction, one end of which includes a mechanism for securing the shank to a structural element of the wall that is to be lined and the other end of which includes a mechanism assembling the shank with lining studwork; two claws surrounding the shank; and a mechanism locking the two claws against one another with axial clamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventor: Dominica Lizarazu
  • Patent number: 8468765
    Abstract: Provided is a panel fixing device with which panels can be rapidly and easily installed to reduce a construction period and a broken panel can be easily replaced with a new one to easily perform maintenance of the panel. For this, the panel fixing device is configured to fix a plurality of panels having anchor bolts protruding rearward therefrom to a wall of a building and maintaining the panels to the wall of the building, and includes a wall-fixing bracket, a connecting plate, a first connecting bracket and a second connecting bracket, wherein a fixing pin and a support pin protrude upward and downward from a front side of the connecting plate, and an auxiliary hole, a first auxiliary long hole and a second auxiliary long hole are formed in the connecting plate, the first connecting bracket and the second connecting bracket to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Jong Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 8453388
    Abstract: A wall lining is described, comprising wall panels (1) and holding profiles (2) which respectively comprise a downwardly open receiving groove (4) for a bottom wall panel (1), an upwardly open receiving groove (3) for an upper wall panel (1) and a suspension groove (5) for fixing hooks between the two receiving grooves (3, 4). In order to enable the insertion of wall panels (1) of different thickness it is proposed that the two receiving grooves (3, 4) of the holding profiles (2) which can be fixed to the wall, which grooves form a stop surface (9) for the outside of the wall panels (1) on the side facing away from the wall (6), form at least two sections (11) in the direction of the groove depth with different widths for holding wall panels (1) of different thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Franz Neuhofer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130097957
    Abstract: A removable highly secured high impact wall panel mounting system for mounting at least one wall panel having a front face, a rear face and at least one first attachment portion attached to a portion of the rear face, to a wall in an area of high traffic, comprising at least one second attachment portion and at least one joint closure having an elongated strip. The elongated strip includes a longitudinal axis and a substantially rectangular cross-sectional profile including a top wall, a bottom wall and two side walls connecting the top wall to the bottom wall. Each pair of flanges is disposed substantially symmetrically about the longitudinal axis of the strip. In one embodiment, a bottom support bracket is provided to cooperate with a plurality of hooks disposed on a wall panel. A vacuum lifter is further provided to make removal of the wall panel easier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Delforte
  • Publication number: 20130091797
    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: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE FOAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8387337
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to decrease labor involved in waterproofing via flashing and termination of a pliable membrane roofing system at its perimeters and vertical junctures. As opposed to a standard two piece membrane flashing, the invention provides for a single piece of membrane to be used. The single piece of membrane would be taken from that which has already been installed on the flat portion of the roof. The loose section would be folded and the folded section would be anchored to the roof or vertical junctures. The piece now left loose would be folded over the anchoring device and terminated on the roof or vertical juncture. There are 3 devices disclosed which are intended to serve the purpose of anchoring the folded portion of roof. Elimination of the two piece flashing will greatly decrease the labor involved in roof installation with no loss in roof performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Henry Lee Hamlin, III
  • Patent number: 8365490
    Abstract: An improved purlin clip has an arm and a leg defining a channel to receive the lower flange of a ceiling purlin. A pin is integrally formed with the lower leg of the clip and extends downwardly. The pin is adapted to penetrate a ceiling membrane. A cap is frictionally fit onto the pin to retain the membrane adjacent the purlin, and to support the membrane, with the insulation blown in between the membrane and the ceiling deck. The pin includes teeth or barbs for retentively engaging the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: HIDH-R, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin W. Kinzler
  • Patent number: 8365481
    Abstract: It comprises a series of vertical profiles (1, 20, 21) anchored to cogged brackets (3) and previously fixed to the slabs or resistant structure of the building. It also comprises horizontal profiles (15) which are fastened to said vertical profiles and to which retention clamps (27, 28, 29, 32, 33) are connected in the flagstones (24), which have grooves on their horizontal edges. The vertical profile (1, 20, 21) has a frontal “C” rail (18) which is fixed to one of the U-shaped parts (16) that interconnect with other parts (17) mounted on a C-rail (19) of the horizontal profile (15). The horizontal profile (15) includes frontal upwards flanges (25, 26) for anchoring clamps (27, 28, 29, 32, 33) with flanges (31) to be inserted in the grooving of the flagstones (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventors: Joe Scully, Tom Scully, Sean Daly
  • Patent number: 8316599
    Abstract: A wall panel system includes at least one wall panel, each edge of the panel having a flange. At least one flange, and preferably two opposing flanges, have at least one slot therein. Each slot is mated with a clip having two extensions laterally spaced from one another, one of said extensions having a latch member protruding in a direction toward the other of said extensions, such that the clip is secured to the flange by virtue of the latch member mating with the slot. The clip may then be attached to a building surface or intermediary mounting apparatus by a fastener to secure the wall panel thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventor: Robert T. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 8281533
    Abstract: The invention relates to an attachment element for studded plastic sheets comprising a base body with at least one stud projecting from a front of the base body. To provide an attachment means that results both in a tear-resistant attachment of the studded plastic sheet to the building wall and in extensive surface contact at a top edge of the studded plastic sheet, it is provided that a head portion is arranged on the base body, which fully or at least partially projects from the front of the base body with a resiliently deformable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Ewald Doerken AG
    Inventor: Marcus Jablonka
  • Patent number: 8266865
    Abstract: A device is described for the frontal termination of a floating-laid floor covering (3) having a terminus profile (4) and having a fastener fitting (5) for the terminus profile (4) resting on a subfloor (2). To provide advantageous design conditions, it is suggested that the fastener fitting (5) be connected in a shear-resistant manner to the floor covering (3) and have a rest (8) for the terminus profile (4) butt-jointed on the front face (1) of the floor covering (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Franz Neuhofer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8225572
    Abstract: The present invention is a wall panel assembly for securing a protective and/or decorative panel to a wall, such as the exterior wall of a building. The panel includes a rail and channel arrangement along each edge of the panel designed to slideably engage panel clips having a cooperative guide rail and channel. The clips are used to secure the panel to a wall using common fasteners, such as screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sagamore Partners, LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Wallace
  • Patent number: 8191327
    Abstract: A wall panel system includes at least one wall panel, each edge of the panel having a flange. At least one flange, and preferably two opposing flanges, have at least one slot therein. Each slot is mated with a clip having a unique shape that allows the clip to be inserted into the slot and secured therein without the use of fasteners and strictly due to its shape. The clip may then be attached to a building surface or intermediary mounting apparatus by a fastener to secure the wall panel thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Griffiths, Wayne M. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8166716
    Abstract: A dry joint wall panel attachment system is provided. The system uses interlocking components to attach aluminum (or other) wall panels to an exterior wall. The system is held together non-adhesively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Robert B. Macdonald, Philip A. Macdonald
  • Patent number: 8151534
    Abstract: An elevated retainer is disclosed for retaining roofing tile that include tile lugs against a roofing surface. The elevated retainer includes a retainer head, the retainer head having a base and a top. Extending from the retainer head is a reinforcing strip with as nail slot. The reinforcing strip being adapted for extending in generally parallel to the roofing surface when the base of the retainer head is placed against the roofing surface. The device also includes lug retainer that engages lugs of the roofing tile while the tile lies between the reinforcing strip and the lug retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Dallas Green, Robert W. Green
  • Patent number: 8146303
    Abstract: The deck track is a steel track having a series of formed receivers and fasteners. The deck track will allow a deck system to be installed without the use of any mechanical fasteners such as screws, nails or individual fasteners. The upper fasteners and receivers, referred to as tangs, maintain the desired gap between composite deck boards for the life of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Brent Alan Gibson, Donald George Hinkle
  • Patent number: 8042310
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a fastening member excellent in strength of fastening a decorative external panel and capable of constructing an external wall surface excellent in design appearance, and an external wall structure. The fastening member 1 is used for fastening the decorative external panel 6 to a plurality of the underlying panels 5 disposed in front of the construction frame 3 of a building. This fastening member 1 has a base plate portion 11, a supporting portion 13, an upper panel engaging portion 131, and a lower panel engaging portion 132. The base plate portion 10 has, at its portion above the supporting portion 13, a first screw hole 110 and a second screw hole 120 differing in the distance from the supporting portion 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Nichiha Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Satoshi Hikai
  • Patent number: 8011153
    Abstract: A clip device for fastening first and second structural members typically decking members. The clip device has a base portion with first and second opposed ends and a thickness a first vertical leg portion integral with the leg base portion is horizontally spaced apart from a second vertical leg portion integral with the base portion. Arm flange portions integral to the first and second vertical leg portions are horizontally spaced from the base and aligned respectively towards said first and second opposed ends. A fastener receiving hole in the base is used to attach the clip device to the joist. The base portion, vertical leg portion and arm flange portion define diametrically opposed U-shaped jaw elements for holding the structural member to the joist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Brian Keith Orchard
  • Patent number: 8006456
    Abstract: An elevated retainer is disclosed for retaining roofing tile that include tile lugs against a roofing surface. The elevated retainer includes a retainer head, the retainer head having a base and a top. Extending from the retainer head, is a reinforcing strip with as nail slot. The reinforcing strip being adapted for extending in generally parallel to the roofing surface when the base of the retainer head is placed against the roofing surface. The device also includes lug retainer that engages lugs of the roofing tile while the tile lies between the reinforcing strip and the lug retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Dallas Green, Robert W. Green
  • Patent number: 7984593
    Abstract: A surface facing system for covering edifices includes vertical intermediate profiled members, two profiled support members, and at least one exposed element accommodated therein. A top and a bottom receiving and guiding groove is formed on the profiled support member by situating a segment on the front side of the profiled support member and a profiled holding element. The exposed element has a base frame and a plate-shaped element connected to the base frame via its back side. The base frame has at least two horizontal profiled members and at least two vertical profiled members. At least one of the vertical profiled members is connected in a non-positive, form-fit manner to the horizontal profiled members while the other vertical profiled members are connected in a form-fit manner. The exposed element is received in the receiving and guiding groove as a spring via a leg of the horizontal profiled members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Steffen Weiser
  • Publication number: 20110067338
    Abstract: The present invention is a wall panel assembly for securing a protective and/or decorative panel to a wall, such as the exterior wall of a building. The panel includes a rail and channel arrangement along each edge of the panel designed to slideably engage panel clips having a cooperative guide rail and channel. The clips are used to secure the panel to a wall using common fasteners, such as screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: SAGAMORE PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Wallace
  • Patent number: 7891124
    Abstract: A frame hanger apparatus including a rectangular wall piece for attachment to a wall and a frame piece attachable to a picture frame. The wall piece has front and back surfaces, the front surface having a lower lip and an upper lip formed thereon. The lower lip has an arced top surface, and the upper lip has first and second elongated horizontally disposed mounting slots positioned therein. The frame piece has a lip projecting from the front surface which has an arced surface thereon. The arced top surface of the wall piece is dimensioned to dovetail with the arced surface of the lip of the frame piece and an overhanging lip on the wall piece is positioned so as to lock the wall piece and frame piece together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: David E. Willis
  • Patent number: 7832165
    Abstract: A subfloor assembly for supporting a floor on a substrate includes a plurality of lower subfloor panels and a plurality of upper subfloor panels. The lower subfloor panels are resiliently disposed over the substrate while the upper subfloor panels are disposed over the lower subfloor panels. Each of the upper subfloor panels has at least one pocket and the pocket is disposed over a void that is provided between adjacent lower subfloor panels. An anchor is positioned in each pocket and is attached to the substrate. The anchor also engages a surface of a shoulder of at least one of the lower subfloor panels that is exposed under the pocket to thereby limit resilient upward movement of the subfloor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Connor Sport Court International, Inc.
    Inventor: Erlin A. Randjelovic
  • Patent number: 7805902
    Abstract: A hidden-type fastener for attaching laterally adjacent grooved decking members to an underlying support includes a body with a fastener opening, first and second connection wings, and a flange. The wings extend out from a top edge of the body in opposite directions. Each includes a first portion perpendicular to the body and a second portion oriented at an angle thereto. The flange is perpendicular to the body, and is attached to a bottom edge thereof. In use, the wing opposite the flange is placed in the groove of a first decking member. A connector is secured into the support through the opening, causing the fastener and wing to flex into engagement with the decking member. A second decking member is placed laterally against the first by maneuvering its side groove over the other wing, causing the wing to flex for engagement therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Tiger Claw, Inc.
    Inventor: David Martel
  • Patent number: 7743572
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an anti-vibration sound insulator for a suspended ceiling which is intended to be used either in residential or commercial applications. The insulator comprises a metal furring devised to be fixed to the ceiling. It also includes a central part comprising a star-shaped element having an upper vertical plate provided with an orifice and two lower plates each having extremities. These extremities are folded so as to jointly form a slide rail sized to receive and support the folded extremities of the metal furring. The central part also comprises an insulating element devised to be inserted in the upper plate orifice, this insulating element including an orifice. This latter orifice allows introducing a fixing element so as to fix the insulator beneath a floor, or against a joist supporting the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Soprema, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Ducharme
  • Patent number: 7673425
    Abstract: According to various aspects of the present disclosure, there are provided various exemplary embodiments of covers, systems and methods for covering boards and deck components. In one exemplary embodiment, a cover generally includes an upper portion and generally downwardly extending side portions. The cover's upper and side portions are configured to generally cover at least the top and sides of the outdoor deck component. The cover's side portions may include through-holes to allow venting of moisture from an area between the cover and the outdoor deck component when the cover is positioned on the outdoor deck component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: The Tavy Trust No. 1
    Inventor: Rodney H. Thomas
  • Patent number: 7669373
    Abstract: Building means, having a main plate 1, a lower ledge 2 extending outwards of a first face of the plate, a first bolt portion 4 extending outwards of the first face of the plate and a second bolt portion 5 extending outwards of a second face of the plate opposite the first face; the building means being formed such that when it is in use a structural member can be fastened to the first bolt portion 4 while the plate 2 is arranged at least partially behind exterior cladding 8 of a building so that the ledge 2 extends to beyond the cladding 8, and wherein rainwater contacting the first face of the plate can run down the first face and be guided by the ledge 2 to a drain away position in front of the cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Ridvan Garden Developments Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Muir
  • Publication number: 20100031595
    Abstract: A plate employed for securing substrate to a roofing structure employs a recessed central hub through which a fastener is driven. A barrier membrane covers the plate and is bonded in position to the plate. A sidewall of the recessed hub includes at least one vent opening to equalize pressure within the recessed hub during installation and post-installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Joshua S. Kelly
  • Patent number: 7647744
    Abstract: A clip for use in acoustically isolating a wallboard support channel from a frame member, the support channel having at least one mounting point, includes a first portion positionable between a first surface of the channel and the frame member, a second portion positionable in contact with a second, opposite surface of the channel, and a bracket connecting said first and second portions. The first and second portions and the bracket each have at least one fastener opening in registry with corresponding openings on the other of the first and second portions such that a fastener passing through the openings and the mounting point is acoustically isolated from the bracket and from the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Stephen W. Payne, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090235603
    Abstract: An up-tight surface covering system for attaching a facing of a panel member to a support structure comprises an adjustable hanger bracket for attaching a grid member to the support structure and a clip for attaching the panel member to the grid member. The adjustable hanger bracket comprises an arm rotatably attached to a support. The arm includes a first section extending substantially parallel to the support and a second section extending substantially perpendicular to the support. The second section has at least one slot for receiving a mechanical fixing member. The clip comprises a main body portion having an attachment member extending from a substantial center thereof. The main body portion has engagement members extending from opposing sides of the main body portion and substantially perpendicular thereto. The engaging members have abutment members extending from side surfaces thereof substantially perpendicular to the main body portion and the engaging members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Todd M. Bergman
  • Patent number: 7584582
    Abstract: An adhesive bonded attachment assembly is provided for supporting and retaining an insulation blanket on a substrate such as aircraft engine nacelle or the like. The attachment assembly includes a stud attachment having a base for adhesive bonded affixation to the nacelle substrate and a fastener element such as a threaded stud extending from the base at least partially into a grommet-lined mounting port formed in the insulation blanket. A radially enlarged, insulated cap fastener is secured to the fastener element to retain the insulation blanket on the nacelle substrate in a manner shielding surrounding structures and components from heat generated during engine operation. The insulated cap fastener projects radially beyond the associated grommet for improved heat-shielding of the adhesive bonded stud attachment, thereby safeguarding against debonding of the attachment base in response to high temperature exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Physical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles G. Hutter, III