Reentrant Patents (Class 52/529)
  • Patent number: 10753099
    Abstract: Fastener guide strips for a siding panel assembly are be modified to include protrusions extending along opposite longitudinal edges of the fastener guide strip and projecting outward therefrom. A nailing flange of a siding panel of the siding panel assembly for use with the modified guide strip includes a guide strip retaining lip extending outward and downward from an upper edge of the securement flange to form a guide strip receiving channel between the guide strip retaining lip and the securement flange A combined thickness of the fastener guide strip and each protrusion exceeds the spacing between a front face of the securement flange and an inner edge of a guide strip retaining lip proximate a distal end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Jerry D. O'Neal
  • Patent number: 10557272
    Abstract: A siding panel assembly includes a thermoplastic siding panel and a foam backing panel that is adhered to the thermoplastic siding panel. The siding panel assembly has a coefficient or linear thermal expansion of no more than about 2.04×10?5 (in/in/deg F.) and a planar (e.g., flat) outward facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Associated Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Bryan Moses, Jr., Michael Danny Ziemer, Randall Jay Brown, Nicholas Daniel Thompson, Daniel H. Green
  • Patent number: 10544593
    Abstract: A siding panel includes a hanger section adjacent to an upper edge and a lower locking section adjacent to a lower edge. When installed, the lower locking section of an upper siding panel partially overlaps, extends into, and interlocks with a hanger section of a lower siding panel in an interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashley A. Schultz, Christopher Michael Colyn, David J. Stucky, Robert D. Shaw, Greg Holland
  • Patent number: 10538918
    Abstract: An exemplary shingle includes at least one coated shingle sheet defining a headlap portion and a tab portion each having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A first line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a first thermally activated adhesive material. A second line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a second thermally activated adhesive material having a minimum activation temperature less than a minimum activation temperature of the first thermally activated adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Aschenbeck, James E. Loftus, Donn R. Vermilion, Lawrence J. Grubka, Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Bert W. Elliott, Christopher Kasprzak, Edward Richard Harrington, Jr., Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Shu Situ-Loewenstein, Jonathan M. Verhoff, Benjamin Barszcz, David Michael Ploense
  • Patent number: 10358824
    Abstract: An exemplary shingle includes at least one coated shingle sheet defining a headlap portion and a tab portion each having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A first line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a first thermally activated adhesive material. A second line of adhesive is adhered to one of the upper surface of the headlap portion and the lower surface of the tab portion, and includes a second thermally activated adhesive material having a minimum activation temperature less than a minimum activation temperature of the first thermally activated adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Aschenbeck, James E. Loftus, Donn R. Vermilion, Lawrence J. Grubka, Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Bert W. Elliott, Christopher Kasprzak, Edward Richard Harrington, Jr., Christina Marie Wise, William Edwin Smith, Shu Situ-Loewenstein, Jonathan M. Verhoff, Benjamin Barszcz, David Michael Ploense
  • Patent number: 9574351
    Abstract: A standing seam panel for interlocking engagement with adjacent standing seam panels. The standing seam panel includes a strip of sheet material having a central panel portion, a male sidelap portion, and a female sidelap portion sized and contoured to receive the male sidelap portion of an adjacent standing seam panel. The female sidelap portion includes a first latch flange engaged with the male sidelap portion and the male sidelap portion includes a second latch flange engaged with the female sidelap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mazzella Holding Company, Inc
    Inventors: Ron Karr, Adam Binderup
  • Patent number: 8671639
    Abstract: A roof panel system assembled from roof panels comprising a panel portion bounded along a support edge by a support element and along an opposed cover edge by a cover element. The cover element adapted to rest upon and provide resilient sealing and locking engagement with the support element of an adjacent panel. The support element adapted to provide resilient support and locking engagement with the cover element of a second adjacent panel. In an embodiment a panel cover is provided for shielding an upper surface of the panel portion and adapted to inter-fit and lock with engaged support element and cover element pairs along the support element and the cover element of the panel when the panel is engaged with adjacent panels when assembled. In an embodiment contoured insulated panels are provided as a base to support the panels. The contours providing passageways to allow the transport of air beneath the panels when assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tectusol, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Neil Stanger
  • Patent number: 7900414
    Abstract: A cladding sheet that is adapted to engage one or more than one concealed clip that is connected to an underlying structure is disclosed. The cladding sheet includes at least one lengthwise extending pan (3) and a lengthwise extending rib (5) on each side of the pan. The width of each rib is between 70% and 130% of the width of the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Bluescope Steel Limited
    Inventor: John Campbell Seccombe
  • Publication number: 20100287852
    Abstract: Modular elements for roofs of buildings, comprising curved channel tiles (2), disposed in partially superposed mutually predefined position on the roof support surface, such as to form side by side rows extending substantially along the lines of maximum roof slope with their concavity facing upwards, and curved cover tiles (20, 44, 84) disposed with their concavity facing downwards in partially superposed condition to form rows straddling pairs of side by side rows of channel tiles, characterised in that the channel tile (2) presents the following characteristics:—it has an upwardly open longitudinal cavity bounded by two raised side portions (4),—said raised portions (4) are provided with downwardly facing legs (6),—said legs (6) are provided lowerly with feet (8) fixable to the feet of a side by side channel tile and, simultaneously therewith, to an underlying roofing plane,—its upstream transverse edge is provided with a rib on which the overlying channel tile pertaining to the same row (16) rests,—when se
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Sante Bortoletto
  • Patent number: 7775009
    Abstract: A system for decoratively covering a support surface is provided. The system comprises a plurality of panels. Each panel includes a top, a bottom, and first and second ends. Each panel includes a nailing hem for mounting the panel to the support surface. Each panel also includes first and second rows of decorative portions simulating building materials. A riser interconnects the first and second rows. Each panel further includes a flap extending from the riser at the first end and a catch extending from the riser at the second end. The flap and catch mate with a corresponding catch and flap of horizontally adjacent panels. The flap and catch are both sloped upwardly toward the top at an acute angle to provide a mating fit between corresponding flaps and catches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel W. King
  • Patent number: 7712276
    Abstract: A siding panel product is provided comprising a first polymeric siding panel having a butt end and a top end, a front surface comprising a plurality of front faces defined between the top and butt ends and separated by at least one shoulder surface to define a stepped contour, and a rear surface. An insulation backing is coupled to the rear surface of the siding panel. The insulation backing comprises at least first and second insulation members coupled to the rear surface of said siding panel. The first insulation member has a bottom edge thereof coupled proximate to the stepped contour and the second insulation member has a top edge thereof coupled proximate to the stepped contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Gilbert, Gregory F. Jacobs, David H. Beck
  • Patent number: 7698864
    Abstract: A polymer siding panel for mounting on a wall surface that in one embodiment includes at least two horizontal adjacent sections and a plurality of decorative elements integrally formed with the said panel and disposed in at least one row. The panel may also include an upwardly facing channel formed on a rear side of the siding panel opposite the front face; and at least two splicing members. The splicing members may be transparent or translucent and manufactured from a polymer that is the same or different than the polymer of the siding panel, and one of the splicing members may be welded to and joining the sections to one another. The other splicing member can be welded to one of the sections at a side edge opposite the side edge adjoining the other section. The other splicing member may extend beyond the respective side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Atlantis Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett C Justice, Jeffrey H Landon
  • Patent number: 7698865
    Abstract: A building product includes a pultruded part that constitutes exterior siding of a building. In one example, the building product includes a pultruded part that constitutes siding and the structural sheathing of a building. In one example, the building product includes a pultruded part that constitutes siding and the structural sheathing of a building and is configured to be weather-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Tecton Products, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Pringle, John Jambois
  • Patent number: 7467500
    Abstract: The present invention is a siding panel and a method of making the siding panel. The siding panel comprises a planar portion extending the longitudinal length of the siding panel. The planar portion comprises a first edge and a second edge. The width from the first edge to the second edge is at least about 4.0 inches. The planar portion has a surface variance of less than about 0.05 inches relative to an imaginary straight line connecting the first edge and the second edge, and the radius curvature between the first edge and the second edge is at least about 85 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Crane Building Products LLC
    Inventors: Larry R. Fairbanks, Samuel W. DeWorth, David C. Barber
  • Patent number: 7246474
    Abstract: A metal shingle system which is resistant to leakage, even under severe weather conditions. The key attribute of the new system to the design of the side edge of the shingle such that water that seeps between adjacent shingles cannot be blown upward. Briefly, the top edge is overturned and the bottom edge is underturned such that they can be interconnected as is well known in the art. One side edge is folded to form a gutter area into which water that seeps between laterally adjacent shingles is collected and drained onto the lower row of shingles. The top of the gutter area is blocked by the overturned top edge, which extends into the gutter region. Also disclosed is an improved tool for cutting the shingles, such as is needed around obstructions and at the end of the roofline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Inventors: Gerald M. Dombek, Roger L. Kramer, Jeffrey L. Widenor, Nicholas L. Allen, Joseph R. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 7204062
    Abstract: The present invention is a vinyl siding panel and a method of making the vinyl siding panel. The vinyl siding panel comprises a planar portion extending the longitudinal length of the vinyl siding panel. The planar portion comprises a first edge and a second edge. The width from the first edge to the second edge is at least about 4.0 inches. The planar portion has a surface variance of less than about 0.05 inches relative to an imaginary straight line connecting the first edge and the second edge, and the radius curvature between the first edge and the second edge is at least about 85 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Crane Plastics Company LLC
    Inventors: Larry R. Fairbanks, Samuel W. DeWorth, David C. Barber
  • Patent number: 6955012
    Abstract: The structure of the present invention simplifies a roofing procedure at the ridge of a roof, ensures easy detachment and relocation, and enables ventilation of the air via the ridge. Each roof plate 10 has a third projection board 43 and a second projection board 42 protruded from the upper face of a roof plate member 12. The roof plates 10 fixed to roof rafters N are covered with a ridge capping 120 at the ridge of the roof. The ridge capping 120 has skirt elements 123 and rear projection plates 125 protruded from its lower face to be fitted in the recess defined by each pair of joint members 14L of the adjoining roof plates 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Muzukuwa
    Inventor: Motoyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6647687
    Abstract: Siding is provided for protective use on a structure. The siding simulates log construction and includes one or more panels which each include a top section, mounting section, flat section, female locking flange section, bowed section and male locking flange section. Each panel may be textured to simulate real logs. A film can be adhesively attached to the surface of the panels to simulate wood grain, as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Poly-Foam International Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael J. Kern
  • Patent number: 6484465
    Abstract: The open joint wall panel system includes panels having a standardized shape attached to an extrudable track that, in turn, is attached to an exterior wall. Each panel is vertically positioned using dead load anchors and positioned relative to the exterior wall with anchor clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Architectural Facades, Inc.
    Inventor: Wes J. Higgins
  • Patent number: 6370832
    Abstract: A vinyl siding panel which includes a top lock, a medial main body portion, a bottom lock, and a nailing hem adjacent the top lock comprises a channel with nail apertures in the channel base for receiving siding nails. The channel has an open end which has a dimension smaller than the nail head diameter so that the nail head bears against shoulders or bearing surfaces formed adjacent the channel. The channel can be of rectangular or tapered cross-section in order to space the nail head away from the nail apertures and thereby eliminate stress concentrations at the apertures. The lock structures are generally complementary in shape so that they interlock with other siding panels of like construction. The panel can be reinforced along its length for added rigidity. One area of reinforcement is the channel nailing hem which can be reinforced by extruding additional material to form the channel or by providing an elongated trough-like insert nested within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Associated Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin L. McGarry, Jack Thomas Mowery
  • Patent number: 6341464
    Abstract: A siding panel is provided for attachment to a structure and connection to a similar overlapping siding panel in interlocking relationship. The panel includes a strip for attachment, such as by nailing, to a supporting structure, a receiver formed by outer and inner bends, at least one stretch extending away from the strip and presenting a gap between the outer bend and the stretch, a base and a projection, all extending the length of the panel. The projection is configured to interfit with a receiver of an adjacent panel, with the projection including a flange, a return bend and a cantilever leg. The projection snap fits into the receiver, with the cantilever leg deflecting as the return bend flexes to permit passage of the projection into the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Variform, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Dickey, Essi Salamatbakhsh, Lewis F. Huebner, Dan Parks
  • Patent number: 6269603
    Abstract: An exterior sheathing element includes a first edge portion having a channel, and includes a second edge portion opposite the first edge portion and including a channel. At least a part of the second edge portion has a mounting tab projecting clear of the second edge portion in a substantially co-planar relationship with respect to the main body of the sheathing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Metro Shingles (Intl) Limited
    Inventor: James Cameron Ross
  • Patent number: 6155006
    Abstract: A roof in which an upper-end engaging portion of a downstream roof panel is seam-jointed with a lower-end engaging portion of an upstream roof panel, wherein at least the lower-end engaging portion has flexural rigidity enough to disengage the seam joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Mimura, Kimitoshi Fukae, Akiharu Takabayashi, Masahiro Mori, Takashi Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 6065260
    Abstract: a siding panel is provided for attachment to a structure and connection to a similar overlapping siding panel in interlocking relationship. The panel includes a strip for attachment, such as by nailing, to a supporting structure, a receiver formed by outer and inner bends, at least one stretch extending away from the strip and presenting a gap between the outer bend and the stretch, a base and a projection, all extending the length of the panel. The projection is configured to interfit with a receiver of an adjacent panel, with the projection including a flange, a return bend and a cantilever leg. The projection snap fits into the receiver, with the cantilever leg deflecting as the return bend flexes to permit passage of the projection into the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Variform, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Dickey, Essi Salamatbakhsh, Lewis F. Huebner, Dan Parks
  • Patent number: 6061987
    Abstract: A building side panel assembly, roof panel assembly, and roof beam are provided for modular construction wherein the panel assemblies may be inter-connected by an interlocking means which are located on each of the edges of the panel assemblies. The side panel assemblies are assembled in an edgewise relationship to form a structural barrier such as a wall. The panel assemblies are formed with a hemmed and a non-hemmed leg, wherein the non-hemmed leg of one panel assembly is configured to interlock with a hemmed leg of another panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Lemke Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. King
  • Patent number: 6026624
    Abstract: A plastic siding panel for forming a weather-resistant facade on an exterior wall of a building, and which is resistant to being dislodged from the building wall by relatively high apparent wind velocities, which are frequently encountered during transportation of a prefabricated building module. The panel comprises a contoured sheet of a plastic material typically having an ornamental facing, a generally flat nailhem strip at an upper end thereof, and an elongate rib located on the nailhem strip. The rib provides additional strength and rigidity which makes the plastic siding panels of the invention significantly more resistant to dislodgement from a building wall, upon exposure to relatively high winds, than conventional plastic siding panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Fabwel, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran A. Patel, Steven F. Quady
  • Patent number: 5979135
    Abstract: An improved siding panel for covering an exterior portion of a structure includes a fabric attached to an edge thereof and a siding nail coupling the fabric to the exterior. The fabric is formed of monofilament polyester yarn, with the warp yarn woven into a solid band and the weft yarn woven to form a series of loops beneath the solid band. The weft yarn loops are laminated into the top edge of the siding panel. The siding nail is then securely nailed into the solid band of yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Jerome K. Reeves
  • Patent number: 5956914
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved vinyl siding panel for building exteriors that covers an increased surface area and is configured such that the time, effort and complexity of its installation is greatly reduced in comparison to that of conventional vinyl siding products. The siding panel consists of large rectangular panels that are used in conjunction with a variety of trim and corner moldings to cover the building surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: David L. Williamson
  • Patent number: 5946876
    Abstract: A building siding panel and assembly each assembly having a plurality of interconnecting siding panels that are attached to the building using fasteners that are driven into the building through a plurality of aligned and spaced apart slot pairs in a uniform manner that reduces the distortion that accompanies thermal expansion and/or contraction of the siding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Norandex
    Inventors: Thomas E. Grace, Sr., Douglas L. Price
  • Patent number: 5878543
    Abstract: Siding panel for installation on the walls, soffits or other exposed surfaces of a structure having a nailing hem folded back upon itself to form a lateral edge of the siding panel and terminating in a first lip projecting outwardly from the front side of the siding panel and away from the lateral edge. A U-shaped channel is formed on the front side of the siding panel and is connected to the nailing hem. A U-shaped projection extends along the siding panel and terminates in a second lip projecting away from the back of the siding panel and the U-shaped projection. The U-shaped channel receives a U-shaped projection of an adjacent panel and the first lip engages and interlocks with the second lip of the adjacent panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Associated Materials, Incorporated
    Inventor: Jack T. Mowery
  • Patent number: 5799460
    Abstract: An interlocking roofing system includes, in combination, a plurality of shingles and a plurality of interlock strips. Each of the plurality of shingles includes a planar rectangular body having a first face, a second face, and four sides. Horizontal rows of shingles are interlocked by interlocking a single zigzag reentrant edge on a third side adjacent the second face of one horizontal row of shingles with a double zigzag reentrant edge on a first side adjacent the first face of another horizontal row of shingles. Each of the plurality of interlock strips includes an elongate planar rectangular body having a first face, a second face, and four sides. Shingles are laid in parallel spaced relation with the fourth side of a first shingle adjacent the second side of a second shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Brian Dary
    Inventor: Dan Velling Jensen
  • Patent number: 5768844
    Abstract: A building siding panel and assembly each assembly having a plurality of interconnecting siding panels that are attached to the building using fasteners that are driven into the building through a plurality of aligned and spaced apart slot pairs in a uniform manner that reduces the distortion that accompanies thermal expansion and/or contraction of the siding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Norandex
    Inventors: Thomas E. Grace, Sr., Douglas L. Price
  • Patent number: 5752355
    Abstract: Sheet metal multiple stepped tile panels are joined to similar roof panels in interlocking relationship. On one edge running the length of the panel is a single female groove while the opposite edge of the panel has a plurality of male members which can engage the single groove of a similarly shaped panel. The stepped panel is quite long compared to its width. Hidden screws in a securing flange join the panel to a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Inventor: Kimmo J. Sahramaa
  • Patent number: 5694728
    Abstract: A vinyl siding system (12) for the exterior walls of a building (14) which comprises a plurality of panels (16) in which each of the panels (16) has a body portion (18). A structure (20) is for mounting the panels (16) against the exterior walls of the building (14) in horizontal extending rows, so that the panels (16) will be aligned one above another. A facility (22) is for over locking the panels (16) together, when the mounting structure (20) is utilized on the exterior walls of the building (14), so as to keep the panels (16) from coming loose during expansion of the panels (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventors: Clifford Stanley Heath, Jr., Bradley Heath
  • Patent number: 5657603
    Abstract: Flat-rolled sheet metal is manufactured to preselected gage, mechanical properties and surface finish and is fabricated into unitary sheet metal shingle structures with interlocking folded over sheet metal layers providing for ease of assembly and weatherproofing along each side of a rectangular configuration portion which remains exposed after assembly of shingle structures in side-by-side interlocked relationship in a horizontal direction, and in overlapping partially-covering relationship in a vertical direction. Galvanized mild steel provides lightweight, high-tensile strength, impact-resistant and long-service-life shingle structure. Finish coating enables selection of coloring and thermosetting polymeric coatings facilitate embossing of exposed portions to simulate the appearance of cedar shakes or other types of shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Weirton Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Goodhart, Jane M. Brown, William E. Carnahan
  • Patent number: 5613337
    Abstract: A shingle is formed with a first, or trailing, side edge folded over toward the top surface of the shingle to catch moisture and direct it down to the top surface of the next lower shingle. A second, or leading, side edge of the shingle is not folded. An "S" shaped fold, spaced apart from the trailing edge fold, receives the unfolded leading edge of an adjacent shingle. The trailing edge and S fold form a gutter under the leading edge of the adjacent shingle. The top edge of the shingle is folded-over toward the top surface of the shingle for engagement with the folded-under lower edge of the next higher shingle. The folded-over top edge extends to the right or leading edge of the shingle and slides under the left edge of the folded-over top edge of the next adjacent shingle to the fight side. The folded-under lower edge extends along the lower edge of the shingle but leaves a gap relative to the folded-under lower edge of the lateral adjacent shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Vail Metal Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Plath, James M. Buster
  • Patent number: 5613342
    Abstract: A watertight, durable, and attractive edge construction for furniture is provided that is especially designed for ease of installation while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the furniture edge. The edge construction hereof provides for the snapable insertion of a side molding into the exposed sidewall of a furniture panel, and, through the provisions of designed-in recesses, allows for the expansion of the furniture and side molding material and for the dispersion of the bonding medium used to bond the panel and molding together. The invention is particularly adaptable for use in the construction of countertops or other furniture made from sheets of synthetic resin laminate bonded to support decking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Wilsonart International Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5592799
    Abstract: A generally rectangular shingle tab cover panel is provided for securement over each shingle tab to be covered and each cover panel includes a lower edge, an upper edge and side margins extending between the upper and lower edges. One of the side margins includes a downturned flange and the other side margin includes a downwardly depressed channel spaced slightly inward from the free marginal edge thereof. Each cover panel is applied over a corresponding shingle tab with the depending side marginal flange closely outward of the corresponding side edge of the associated shingle tab and the downwardly depressed channel received in the spacing between the other side edge of the corresponding shingle tab and the opposing side edge of the next adjacent shingle tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Inventor: Richard F. Reinke
  • Patent number: 5586422
    Abstract: Siding having members which give the structure to which they are attached the illusion of construction from wooden logs. Other accommodating features, such as half and quarter panels, allow attachment to a building having commonplace irregularities, for example, doors and windows. The structures disclosed herein also provide for the inclusion of additional insulation, for attachment of the siding members to each other, and for attaching the siding to a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Terrell W. Hoffner
  • Patent number: 5495654
    Abstract: Flat-rolled sheet metal is manufactured to preselected gage, mechanical properties and surface finish and is fabricated into unitary sheet metal shingle structures with interlocking folded over sheet metal layers providing for ease of assembly and weatherproofing along each side of a rectangular configuration portion which remains exposed after assembly of shingle structures in side-by-side interlocked relationship in a horizontal direction, and in overlapping partially-covering relationship in a vertical direction. Galvanized mild steel provides lightweight, high-tensile strength, impact-resistant and long-service-life shingle structure. Finish coating enables selection of coloring and thermosetting polymeric coatings facilitate embossing of exposed portions to simulate the appearance of cedar shakes or other types of shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Weirton Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Goodhart, Jane M. Brown, William E. Carnahan
  • Patent number: 5469685
    Abstract: A watertight, durable, and attractive edge construction for furniture is provided that is especially designed for ease of installation while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the furniture edge. The edge construction hereof provides for the snapable insertion of a side molding into the exposed sidewall of a furniture panel, and, through the provisions of designed-in recesses, allows for the expansion of the furniture and side molding material and for the dispersion of the bonding medium used to bond the panel and molding together. The invention is particularly adaptable for use in the construction of countertops or other furniture made from sheets of synthetic resin laminate bonded to support decking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Ralph Wilson Plastics Company
    Inventor: Thomas J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5465543
    Abstract: An imitation weatherboard assembly has two or more weatherboard elements (1) of plastics material which simulate overlapped weatherboard and a preformed backing sheet (11). The backing sheet (11) has a front surface (12) which, in use, abuts the back surface of the weatherboarding elements (1), the front surface of the backing sheet being formed to conform to the rear profile of the imitation weatherboarding elements so that the backing sheet (11) establishes contact with a significant portion of the rear area of the weatherboard elements. A planar edge (8) along the upper edge of an element (1) engages a slot (13) formed in the front of backing sheet (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Tanner Bond Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Bernhard U. Seifert
  • Patent number: 5393173
    Abstract: Tunnel liners are formed from panels of arched, bendable sheet material. The panels include a central portion, inclined side portions, wing portions, and hook and receptacle portions on opposite sides of each panel. Panels are joined with the hook portion of one panel fitting into the receptacle portion of the other panel and are then continuously seamed from the underside, i.e., the inside of the arched assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: M.I.C. Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Morello
  • Patent number: 5241785
    Abstract: A standing seam panel for assembly into surface covering is constructed to have a central panel section with a female profile along one lateral edge and a male profile along the other lateral edge so that adjacent panels may snap-fit together by engaging the matable profiles. The female profile is formed as an inverted U-shaped channel by an inner side web and an outer side web interconnected by a top wall. The male profile is formed by a first end wall, an inwardly projecting intermediate wall opposed to an edge portion of the central panel section adn an inset wall extending upwardly from the intermediate wall. The edge portion of the central panel section thus form an inwardly-facing channel, and the female profile includes a detent structure that engages the inwardly facing channel when a male profile is mated with a female profile. A fan-fold fabrication method for forming the profiles as a continuous process of flat sheet stock is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventor: Bruce E. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5157891
    Abstract: A watertight, durable, and attractive edge construction for furniture is provided that is especially designed for ease of installation while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the furniture edge. The edge construction hereof provides for the snapable insertion of a side molding into the exposed sidewall of a furniture panel, and, through the provisions of designed-in recesses, allows for the expansion of the furniture and side molding material and for the dispersion of the bonding medium used to bond the panel and molding together. The invention is particularly adaptable for use in the construction of countertops or other furniture made from sheets of synthetic resin laminate bonded to support decking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Inventor: Thomas J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 5127205
    Abstract: A clip for slidably attaching a ribbed metal roof panel to a structural support underlying the roof panel includes a base member and a slide member which are interfitted in a manner which permits the slide member to shift relative to the base member. The base and slide members include interfitted sections which are U-shaped in cross section, and the interfitted sections include a cutout and detent which cooperate to limit the amount of relative shifting between the base and slide members. A particular embodiment of the clip is well-suited for use when mounting a ribbed panel in spaced relationship above a ribbed panel of an existing roof structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Inventor: Carson J. Eidson
  • Patent number: 5072563
    Abstract: Modular roofing panel comprising a substantially flat or corrugated or fretted body, two opposite longitudinal profiled edges. One of the edges has a continuous leg inclined with respect to the body so as to rise above the top of the corrugations or frets, and defines, at its own base, a drain channel. The other edge extends in an overlapping fashion so as to cover, in use, the leg and the respective drain channel of an adjacent modular roofing panel to delimit therewith a drain duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Iscom S.r.l.
    Inventor: Fabio Menegoli
  • Patent number: 5065553
    Abstract: A roof flashing unit which is attachable to a parapet or other upstanding wall at its intersection with a roof to ensure a tight, waterproof roof construction. The unit includes a rectangular sheet of bendable metal having a transverse Z-shaped bend therein to define an upper or counter section which is secured to the wall and a larger base section. The diagonal of the Z bend forms with the counter section are open-ended channel, and it forms with the base section an open-ended pocket. Wedged into the pocket is the upper edge of a flexible waterproof membrane which overlies the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Inventor: Sanford J. Magid
  • Patent number: 4984406
    Abstract: A building system includes a plurality of building panels which are connected together to form a wall structure and are then connected to roof panels to form a roof structure. Each of the panels is formed by rotational molding to form a hollow body. The hollow body can be filled with a foamed insulation material. Side edges of the hollow body include either a projection or a correspondingly shaped recess which has a web and a bulbous part of increased width on the outer end of the web so that the panels can be connected only by longitudinal sliding movement. Metal plates are embedded in the top and bottom surfaces for connection to metal plates in the roof panels and to a footing respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Inventor: Peter Friesen
  • Patent number: RE38210
    Abstract: A shingle is formed with a first, or trailing, side edge folded over toward the top surface of the shingle to catch moisture and direct it down to the top surface of the next lower shingle. A second, or leading, side edge of the shingle is not folded. An “S” shaped fold, spaced apart from the trailing edge fold, receives the unfolded leading edge of an adjacent shingle. The tailing edge and S fold form a gutter under the leading edge of the adjacent shingle. The top edge of the shingle is folded-over toward the top surface of the shingle for engagement with the folded-under lower edge of the next higher shingle. The folded-over top edge extends to the right or leading edge of the shingle and slides under the left edge of the folded-over top edge of the next adjacent shingle to the fight side. The folded-under lower edge extends along the lower edge of the shingle but leaves a gap relative to the folded-under lower edge of the lateral adjacent shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Vail Metal Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Plath, James M. Buster